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ABLES, Victoria W.

1894-1976

Victoria Woods Ables, 81, died January 18, at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born September 8, 1894 in Lawrence County, KY. She was the daughter of the late John and Minerva Woods. She was a former resident of Cadmus, KY for many years and a member of the Green Valley Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, John Wesley and two daughters, Mrs. Mae McDowell and Mrs. Grethel Jean McGlone all of Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at Myer's Funeral Home, Groveport, OH by the Rev. Bernard Ferrell with burial in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

ADAMS, Harry

1913-1976

Harry Adams, 62, Flatwoods, died at 6:35 a.m. January 20 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Adams was born November 24, 1913, at Adams, a son of Mrs. Dellia Shannon Adams of Louisa and the late Dave Adams. Formerly of Springfield, OH, he was a retired assembly line employee with International Harvester and had lived in Flatwoods for three years. He was a member of the Shawnee Church of God, the Smith Lodge 775 F & AM, the Mistletoe Chapter  144 Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 7, the York rites and the Amaranth, the Apperson Chapter 81 R.A.M., Ashland Commandry 28, and the El Hasa Shrine. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Marie Burgess Adams, a son, Paul Adams, of Elgin, IL; five brothers, Howard Adams of Westwood, Lucian Adams of Louisville, Dr. James David Adams, Jr., of Chattahoochee, FL, and Jody Ray Adams of Worthington, three sisters, Mrs. Grothela Jones and Mrs. Stella Pennington, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Joy Frazier of Georgia; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22 at the Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by the Rev. Clayton Allison. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Masonic services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. January 21. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

BARTLETT, Carolyn

1919-1976

Miss Carolyn Bartlett, 56, Dayton, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday Jan 14 in Dayton. Miss Bartlett was born April 18, 1919 in Lawrence Co., a daughter of the late Roy and Elma Bartlett. She was a teacher and school counselor with Beaver Creek School in Dayton, OH, a former teacher in Louisa and at Webbville and had taught in Louisville for five years. She was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church of Louisa.  Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ann Preston of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Ida Mae Pfeiffer of Kettering, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson and Sue May, both of Ashland; and four brothers, Maxwell Bartlett of Olean, NY, Charles H. Bartlett of Naples, FL, Allen K. Bartlett of Columbus, OH and David H. Bartlett of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Jan 17 at the Louisa First Baptist Church by Ralph Webb, minister. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

BOGGS, Harry H.

1902-1975

Harry H. Boggs, 73, of Blaine, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday December 31 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Boggs was born April 23, 1902, in Blaine, a son of the late Elijah Washington and Miranda Edwards Boggs. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Boggs; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald Boggs of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Lewis Barker of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. John T. Boggs of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. George Maddax of Webbville; 9 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday January 4 at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine by the Rev. William Brewer, the Rev. Ernest B. Salyer and the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

BRANHAM, Claude

1921-1976

Claude Branham, 54, route 5, Louisa, died Saturday January 17, at his residence. Mr. Branham was born September 24, 1921 at Clifford, a son of the late Drew and Lizzie Jane Maynard Branham. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude E. Hughes of Canal Winchester, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy A. Foster of route 5, Coshocton, OH and several nieces. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 20 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

BROWN, Charles C.

Charles C. Brown, 69, of Brooksville, FL died January 13. Mr. Brown was survived by his wife, Mary Olive Bell Brown, one daughter, Mary Jo Brown of Brooksville. Also surviving are Mrs. Charles Hall and a sister in law, Doshia Kouns of Louisa. Mrs. Brown is a former Louisa resident. Her father was a former pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church in Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

BUSH, Mrs. Jonah

Mrs. Jonas Bush of Winchester, KY died Monday January 5 in a Clark County Hospital. Mrs. Bush is a former resident of Louisa and was an active member in First Christian Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Edgerton Funeral Home in Winchester. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

BUSH, Nellie (Brooks)

Mrs. Nellie Brooks Bush, 67, wife of Jonas S. Bush, 108 Gay Street, died Monday, January 5 in the Clark County Hospital. She was a native of Wilkes County, NC, daughter of the late James and Sophrana Brooks, was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Chipps, Beckley, WV, son, William A. Bush, Augusta, GA; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Potts, Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. Ida Glass, Roaring River, NC; two granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Chipps, two grandsons, William and Richard Bush; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted January 8 at the Edgington Funeral Home, Winchester, with Dr. Allen C. Garner officiating. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery. Honorary bearers were J. M. Carmen, Edward Swift, Jr., J. W. Shurig, Matt Thomas, J. D. Atchison, Dr. Earl Rynerson, Floyd S. Osborne, E. R. Bush and Robert Epperson. Mrs. Bush was a former resident of Louisa, KY and a very active member in the First Christian Church. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1976

 

COMPTON, Sarah (Green)

1900-1975

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Compton, 75, route 2, Louisa, who died Monday, December 29, were conducted January 1, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at KY 5, Ashland. Mrs. Compton was born September 3, 1900, in Carter County, a daughter of the late George and Mary Carroll Green. Surviving area  daughter, Mrs. Dorthy Werts of route 1, Louisa, a son, Emil Green of Arizona; two brothers, John Green of Ashland and Vanzel Green of California; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

 

CORDLE, Milton

1905-1976

Cordle, Edith (Diller)

1907-1976

Funeral services for a retired Blaine farmer and his wife who died of exposure near their residence were conducted Tuesday morning at the Brush Fork United Baptist Church. The body of Milton Cordle, 70, was found Saturday in George's Creek area near Charley, about 3 miles from home, according to Lawrence Coroner John Ryan. His 68 years old wife, Edith Diller Cordle, was found about 2 miles from home on a logging road. At the top of a ridge, Dr. Ryan continued, Mr. Cordle had lost a shoe, galosh, hat and cane, but apparently cut another stick for walking. He said the elderly man had wandered from home and was being sought by his wife, who was dressed in a sweater and galoshes, but not for the severe cold weather. Mrs. Cordle was bound by a son in law, Joe Cantrell along with a neighbor Jess Cordle, who became alarmed when he failed to get an answer at the Cordle residence about 9 a.m. the coroner said. When Cordle arrived at the elderly couple's home the fires were out and nobody was at home. Mr. Cordle was found by Bill Stone and David Justice.

 

Dr. Ryan theorized that Mrs. Cordle was in search of her husband at the time of death, Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by ministers Charlie Arrington, Tommy Bailey and Jess Cordle. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Cordle was born March 4, 1905, in Cordell, KY, a son of the late Greenville and Cora Wheeler Cordle. Mrs. Cordle was born April 30, 1907, in Greenup, a daughter of the late Louisa and Alice Hornbucker Diller. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Janet Cordle of Louisa; Mrs. Delores Moore of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Ruth Ramey and Mrs. Judy Cantrell, both of Blaine, one son Denver Cordle of Berlin Heights, OH; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Cordle is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Edna May, Mrs. Bernice Carr, and Mrs. Marie Carr, all of Greenup, four brothers, Roland Diller of Sciotoville, South Portsmouth, KY, Earl Diller of Ironton and Clarence Diller of Greenup. Mr. Cordle is also survived by one brother, Ora Cordle of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1976

 

DIAMOND, Andrew Jack

1902-1976

Andrew Jack Diamond, 73, route 3, Louisa, died at 1:45 a.m. January 8 in Cincinnati, OH following a long illness. Mr. Diamond was born May 1, 1902 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John R. and Grace Diamond. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Smokey Valley Churchy. Before his retirement, he was a lumber and cross tie buyer in Louisa. Surviving are s son, Randell Diamond of Norwood, OH; three brothers, Ed Diamond of Milton, WV, and Claude and Lark Diamond, both of Detroit, MI; five grandchildren; and 9 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1976

 

DUNBAR, John Harrison

Mr. John Harrison Dunbar, 64, of Orlando, FL, died Tuesday, December 30. Mr. Dunbar is a former resident of Fallsburg, KY. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his iwfe, Ina Wheeler Dunbar, a son, Robert Paul Dunbar of Melbourne, FL; a daughter, Stella Emily Dembraski of Rochester, NY; two brothers, Robert C. Dunbar, Roswell, NM, Richard O. Dunbar, Catlettsburg, KY; one sister, Mrs. Alberta Ranson, Roswell, NM and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Melbourne, with burial in Melbourne Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

ELSWICK, Rena Mae (May)

1880-1976

Mrs. Rena Mae Elswick, 95, Blaine, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18 at her residence. Mrs. Elswick was born July 13, 1880, at Belcher in Pike County, a daughter of the late George and Polly Rutherford May. Her husband, Lincus Elswick, died in 1963. Surviving are a son, Virgil Elswick of Blaine; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church at Cherokee by ministers Nelson Thompson, Bondie Salyer and Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Elswick Cemetery at Blaine. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

HAY, Martha Sue (Holbrook)

1890-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sue Holbrook Hay, 85, Louisa, who died Saturday were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gurvis McGranahan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Hay was born January 6, 1890, at Martha, a daughter of the late William P. and Minnie Boggs Holbrook. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry E. Hay, died in 1964. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Willard Williams of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Tom Murry and Mrs. Pauline Kitchen, both of Franklin Furnace, OH and Mrs. Alonzo Burton of Flatwoods; two sons, Willie Hay of Dayton, OH and Harold Hay of Flatwoods; 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

HAYES, Tennie (Davis)

1895-1976

Mrs. Tennie Hayes, 80, Adams, died Tuesday, January 13, at the Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Hayes was born December 22, 1895, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jeff and Jennie Hayes. Surviving are her husband, Allen Hayes; four daughters, Mrs. Muriel Moore of Akron, OH, Mrs. Katherine Gussler of Ashland and Mrs. Ethel Gillispie and Mrs. Frances Cherren, both of Galloway, OH; four sons, Woodrow Hayes of route 3, Louisa, Charles Hayes of Adams, Ray Hayes of Columbus, OH and Bob Hayes of Lockbourne, OH; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Alley of Columbus; a brother, Marshall Davis of Catlettsburg; 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday January 16 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by ministers, Kay Thompson, Jr., and John I. Fraley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

JETTER, Kentucky (Perry)

1891-1976

Mrs. Kentucky Perry Jetter, 84, of South Williamson, KY, died December 24, at the Williamson Appalachian Hospital after an lingering illness. Mrs. Jetter was born July 29, 1891, and the daughter of the late James and Seattle Damron Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. F. Jetter in 1947 and a son Laurence Jetter in 1972. Survivors include, one daughter, Mrs. Anna Pack of South Williamson, KY, one son, Frank Jetter of Xenia, OH; one brother, Oak Perry of Louisa, KY; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY on Saturday, December 27, with Ned Mobley as the officiating minister. Burial was in Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

KELLEY, James H.

1921-1975

James H. Kelley, 54, of 2409 Montgomery Avenue, died December 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Kelley was born July 7, 1921, in Louisa, a son of W. D. and Maude Queen Kelley of Fallsburg. He was a claims adjustor for All-State Insurance Co., and had resided in Ashland since 1964. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, member of the Methodist Church and a native of Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Louisa McCord Kelley; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Davis of Louisa, two sons, James R. Kelley of Columbus, OH, and Billy Kelley at home; a sister, Mrs. Irene Moore of Columbus, GA; three brothers, Eugene Kelley of Southgate, MI, Gerald Kelley of Taylor, MI; and Toral Kelley of Parkview, MI; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home in Ashland and Rev. James Mayhew of Ashland officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

MAGGARD, Roxie (McCloud)

1892-1975

Mrs. Roxie Maggard, 83, Louisa, died Thursday December 25, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Maggard was born March 17, 1892 in Dingus, WV, a daughter of the late John Lewis and Frances Mullins McCloud. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Pack of Louisa, Mrs. Irene Gabbard of Richland, VA and Mrs. Ruth Mitchell of Columbus, two sons, Alva Maggard of Kermit, WV and William Maggard, Jr., of Chesapeake, WV; a brother, Garland McCloud of Dingus, WV; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday December 28 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in McCloud Cemetery at Dingus, WV. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

MCCLURE, Archie Condant

1885-1975

Archie Condant McClure, 90, Louisa, died Sunday, December 28 in a hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. McClure was born October 19, 1885, in Ashland, a son of the late Laben Thea and Elizabeth Cummings McClure. He was a retired merchant. Surviving are a brother, Dr. George William McClure of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 30 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

MEADE, Rhodes C.

1889-1976

Rhodes C. Meade, 86, Louisa, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Meade was born July 21, 1889, at Lacey, a son of the late John C. and Mary Estep Meade. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Blankenship of Bellefonte and Mrs. Lula Nelson of Louisa; three sons, John C. and Eddie C. Meade, both of Louisa and Daniel E. Meade of Cherokee; three sisters, Mrs. Linnie Blanton of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Luria Conley and Mrs. Rouie Ealey, both of Staffordsville; two brothers, Georgie Meade of Paintsville and Tommy Meade of Lacey; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 26 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Don Fraley, the Rev. O. I. Williams and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

MUNCASTER, Lutie (Yates)

1883-1976

Mrs. Lutie Yates Muncaster, 92, Chattanooga, TN, formerly of Ashland and a native of Louisa, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, January 18, in the Alexian Brothers Rest Home at Signal Mountain, TN. She was the mother of Thomas W. (Bill) Muncaster of Ashland and the wife of the late Thomas Launder Muncaster. The body was taken to the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

RIFFE, Dan

1900-1976

Dan Riffe, 75, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday night at 11 p.m. at his home in Lexington, KY. He was born November 5, 1900, son of the late Judge Billy Riffe and Margaret Melissa Yates Riffe of Louisa. He resided in Lexington for about 55 years. Surviving are his wife Margaret and five children, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren, one brother, John W. Riffe, Sr., of Kenova, WV. Services were held at the Milward Funeral Home in Lexington with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

SKEENS, William F.

1897-1975

William F. Skeens, 77, Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, December 23 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Skeens was born December 28, 1897 at Prichard, a son of the late Richard and Georgia Ann Maynard Skeens. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Frasher Skeens; two daughters, Misses Viughna Ann and Sharon Lynn Skeens, both at home; four sons, Michael Ray, Richard Lee, Loren Glen and William F. Skeens, Jr., all at home; a sister, Mrs. Florence Dishman of Kenova; and two brothers, Dennis Skeens of Washington, D. C. and Elizie Skeens of Huntington. Fuenral services were conducted December 26 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial was in Dean Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Ethel (Moore)

1890-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Thompson, 85, of Blaine, who died Tuesday, January 20, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23 at the Old Hood Church by ministers, Jess Cordle and Everett Thompson. Burial was in the Ramey Moore Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Thompson was born October 8, 1890, in Lawrence County. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack White and Mrs. Raymond Rollins, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Robert Mallory of Orlando, FL; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Etta Arnold of Louisville, Mrs. Hattie Daniels of Blaine and Mrs. Otha Delong of Columbus; five sons, Lewis and Ronald Thompson, both of Blaine, Frank Thompson of Fostoria, OH and Fred and Robert Thompson both of Columbus; two stepsons, Walker Thompson of Blaine and Walter Thompson of London, OH; two half brothers, John West Moore of route 1, Louisa, and Lundy Moore of Springfield, OH; 29 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

VINSON, Burthen Jr.

1929-1976

Funeral services for Burthen Vinson, Jr., 46, of Wayne County, WV who died Wednesday January 21, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery in Webb, WV. Mr. Vinson was born January 29, 1929 in Crum, WV, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen of Crum and the late Fillmore Vinson. He was formerly employed as a weaver for a fencing company in Ohio. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Ruby J. Dillon Vinson; two daughters, Misses Lisa Marie and Holly Sue Vinson, both at home; and two sons, Teddy and Terry Lynn Vinson, both at home. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1976

 

WARNICK, Jack

1893-1976

Jack Warnick of 2413 Cleveland Avenue, native of Richardson, died at noon January 15 in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Warnick was born in Richardson, a son of the late Hiram and Alice Neal Warnick. He was a retired conductor for the Chessie System, a veteran of World War I and a member of Clarence Fields Post No. 76, American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen JOnes Warnick; a son, James G. Warnick of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Gavan of Jerry City, OH and Mrs. Marlene Smithcamp of Manteca, CA; a brother, C. G. Warnick of Covington; and a sister, Mrs. Golda Bales of Independence, MO. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. January 18 at John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Bugg. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1976

 

WILSON, John M.

1911-1975

Funeral services for John M. Wilson, 64, of Summit, who died Wednesday night, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James Grayson. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Wilson was born March 3, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Matie Akers Wilson. He was a member of Teamsters Local 505 in Huntington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Miles Wilson; four daughters, Fannie Jean Wilson of Connecticut, Mattie Jane Pelfrey of Westerville, OH and Wanda Carol Mathis and Gladys Morris, both of Columbus, OH; two sons, John Lowell Wilson and Larry Wilson, both of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Collins of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. J. D. Bowman and Mrs. Jack McCabe, both of Columbus; and two brothers, Carl Wilson of Stanley, KS and Lawrence Wilson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1976

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FEBRUARY

AKERS, Hetty S.

Lawrence County native, Mrs. Hetty S. Akers, 81, of Saline, MI, died February 6, at Saline Community Hospital. She had an illness of 1 1/2 months and was hospitalized for one week. Funeral services were conducted February 9 at 1 p.m. under the direction of Buhl Funeral Home in Dundee, MI by the Rev. Clare Tosch at Marble Methodist Church. burial was a London Cemetery, at Milan. She married Lawrence Akers, September 4, 1912, and he died in 1917. Survivors include one son, Perry Akers, of Milan; one daughter, Mrs. Aaron (Frances) Monday of Monroe, MI; 7 grandchildren and 1 step grandchild and 10 great grandchildren. One son, Lawrence, 3 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Akers was a member of the Maybee  Camp Association. Her sister in law Mrs. Neva Burke lives in Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

BENTLEY, Fred

1913-1976

Funeral services for Fred Bentley, 62, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Friday morning at Young Funeral Home with burial in Riffe Cemetery. He died February 4 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Bentley was born March 22, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Henry and Martha Mullins Bentley. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Janie Barker and Mrs. Margaret Schelmann, both of Ohio; a son, John Bentley of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Mrs. Hubert Harvey, Mrs. Freddie Conn, Mrs. Audrey Hunt and Mrs. Lou Green, all of West Virginia and Mrs. Phillip Gross of Ohio; four brothers, Willie and Oral Bentley, both of West Virginia, John Bentley of Ashland and Ernest Bentley of Kentucky; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

BURGESS, Gussie (Preston)

1890-1976

Mrs. Gussie P. Burgess, 85, route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, February 17, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Burgess was born June 23, 1890, at Patrick, a daughter of the late Art and Louisa Preston. She was a member of the Graves Shoals Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Clyde E. Burgess, died in 1966. Surviving are three sons, Berl Burgess of Richardson and Paul and Robert Burgess, both of route 2, Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. W. R. Teems. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Patrick. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1976

 

CHURCH, Rev. Harry

1896-1976

Funeral services for the Rev. Harry Church, 79, Louisa, who died Thursday, February 5, were conducted at  2 p.m. Saturday at the Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Eldridge and the Rev. Roy Barber. Burial was in the Church family cemetery in Boyd County. Mr. Church died at his residence following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Church was born February 11, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jim and Rebecca Bryant Church. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Flora Murphy Church, died in 1975. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harriet Jordan of Louisa, Mrs. Goldie West of Ashland, Mrs. Emma Marik of Dayton, and Mrs. Phyllis Rice and Mrs. Wilma Withrow, both of Rush; four sons, James, Bill and Clyde Church, all of Ashland, and Jack Church of Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fannin of Ashland, Mrs. Nora Klaiber of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Cynthy Smith of Rush; a brother, Lawrence Church of Willard; 45 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

DEROSSETT, Walker

1929-1976

Walk Derossett, 46, of Highbottom, died Monday at 2:40 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services for the maintenance employee for Columbia Gas Co. were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday February 10 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Vernon Barker, the Rev. James A. Hayes, and the Rev. Robert Martin. Burial was to be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Derossett was  born September 30, 1929 at Watergap, KY, a son of Clell and Nancy Lafferty Derossett. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Donna Sturgill Derossett; one daughter Pearlene Derossett at home, two sons, Terry Derossett and Daniel Derossett at home; three sisters, Mrs. Vira Tussey of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Goldia Branham of Jackson, MI and Mrs. Mary Mullins of Mercer, OH; six brothers, James Derossett and Sol Derossett both of Martin, William Derossett of Kendallville, IN, Tobie Derossett of Mendon, OH, Garner Derossett, Mendon, and Damons Derossett of Maytown, Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

DIXON, Charley M.

1888-1976

Charley M. Dixon, of Seth-Fosterville, WV, died Wednesday January 28 in the Charleston Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV, after an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born March 3, 1888, at Charley, KY, a son of the late James W. and Onolda Chapman Dixon Moore. He was a member of the Baptist Church, U.M.W. of A., a retired electrician. He attended church regularly as long as he was able. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Preston Dixon, two daughters, Betty Jane Banks of Seth, WV, Mary Ann Moran of Charleston, WV, a son, Jack M. Dixon of Tennessee; a brother, Dr. J. W. Dixon, Sr. of Pompano Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Preston of Midway, OH and Mrs. Delta Preston of Louisa; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon January 31 at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church at Seth. Burial was in the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas, WV. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

HALL, Charlene (Evans)

1913-1976

Mrs. Charlene Hall, 62, Louisa, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, January 31, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hall was born February 5, 1913, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Loss and Margaret Ferguson Evans. She was a member of the Christian Church and Rebekkah Lodge 95 of Louisa. Surviving is her husband, Harold Hall. Funeral services conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, at the Christian Church in Louisa by Carl Hall, minister. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert L. Wade, Norman Pack, Clifford Ward, James Simpson, Herbert Sullivan, Thaddus Miller and Buzz Stafford. Memorial services were conducted by member of the Rebekah Lodge 95 of Louisa at 8 p.m. February 2 at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1976

 

JACKSON, Andrea Blythe

1973-1976

Miss Andrea Blythe Jackson, two years old, died Thursday in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was the daughter of William Harrison and Beverly Jan Turner Jackson of Louisa. Miss Jackson was born October 3, 1973 in Dayton, OH. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Miss Cecily Paige Jackson, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard L. Turner of route 4, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Pallbearers were Don Hamilton, William Shely, James K. Miller, William Knapp, Honorary pallbearers were 33 members of the United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship and counselors Mr. and Mrs. Robert Branham. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1976

 

PREECE, Everett O.

1916-1976

Everett O. Preece, 60, Corydon, IN, formerly of Louisa, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, in Indiana. Mr. Preece was born at Preece, son of the late Henry and Ada Davis Preece. He was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle and of the Lewis Masonic Lodge 191 F & AM and of the York rite and Shrine. He was a tool grinder at Dover Corp., in Louisville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Delong Preece, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ritchie of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Beth Nelson and Mrs. Mae Sturgill, both of Louisa, and five brothers, Haskell Preece of Cincinnati, OH and William H., Hiram, Edwin and Rudolph Preece, all of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Preece Cemetery at Route 1, Louisa. Pallbearers were his nephews, Shannon W. Preece, Shelton P. Preece, P. Everett Preece, C. Everett Nelson, John T. Preece and Leslie W. Preece. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Preece's brothers and Frank Sturgill. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1976

 

SPARKS, Mary Vesta (Evans)

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Vesta Evans Sparks, 73, Wittensville, were conducted at 1 p.m. February 8 at the Point Pleasant Church. Burial was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks died Thursday, February 5, in the Highland Regional Hospital in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. She was born February 14, 1902, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Delone and Rise Kelley Evans. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, J. W. Sparks; three sons, Duell of Hillard, OH, Darrell of Chillicothe, OH, and Delmar of Westerville, OH; three daughters, Opal Barker of Morehead, Neva Barker and Marlene Ross, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Rev. Oscar Evans of Columbus and Rev. Homer Evans of Martha, a sister, Golda Skaggs of Keaton; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1976

 

WEBB, Martha Lewis (Noe)

1920-1976

Mrs. Martha Lewis Webb, 56, Fort Gay, WV, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 in a Louisa Hospital. Mrs. Webb was born January 26, 1920, at Genoa, WV, a daughter of Pearley Noe of Fort Gay and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Bowe Noe. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Ernest (Bus) Webb; two daughters, Mrs. James Cavens of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Paul T. (Buck) Fluty of Fort Gay; a son, James Edward Webb of Lorain, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Irvin Vinson of Genoa and Mrs. Clyde Sammons of Berlin Heights, OH, and Frederick Noe of Lakewood, OH and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Lewis Curry. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1976

 

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ADAMS, Lucinda

1882-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Adams, 94, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died at 10:45 a.m. March 22, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born December 5, 1882, at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Alafair Adams. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Inez Adams and Mrs. Ida Holbrook, both of route 1, Louisa, a son, Willard Adams of Waco, TX; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

BUSSEY, Corilda (Shannon)

1890-1976

Mrs. Corilda Shannon Bussey, 85, of 216 Jefferson Street, Louisa died Tuesday, February 24, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Bussey was the last surviving member of one of Lawrence Counties oldest families, having been born April 19, 1890, a daughter of the late Andrew Lane and Elizabeth Branham Shannon. Mrs. Bussey was the widow of Carl Bussey who died in 1921. She is survived by 2 sons, Robert Bussey of Route 1, Louisa and Frederick Bussey of Galveston, TX. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wauleka Bussey Perry, who passed away in 1970. In addition, there are 5 surviving grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Eston C. Calvert. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1976

 

CLAY, Nora (Cox)

1894-1976

Mrs. Nora Clay, 81, route 5, Louisa, died at 8:15 p.m. March 23, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Clay was born July 29, 1894, at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late Marion and Mary Coburn Cox. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Clay died in 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Molly Perry and Mrs. Mary Daniels, both of Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Spurlock of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Nora Jane Pack of Wayne, WV; five sons, Walter, Billy, John Paul Clay all of route 5, Louisa, James and Thomas Clay of Louisa; 36 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted March 26 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Elders Paul Nelson and Leonard Napier. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

CRABTREE, Nellie (Thornhill)

1899-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Bennett Crabtree, 76, route 4, Louisa were conducted March 11 in the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Crabtree died March 8. Mrs. Crabtree was born August 11, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Allan and Alice Cox Thornhill. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge 95 of Louisa, a member of the First Baptist Church and was a practical nurse. Surviving are her husband, Elmer Crabtree; four daughters, Mrs. Jerry Schon beck of Fairhaven, Mass., Mrs. Willie Conn of Franklin Furnace, OH, Mrs. Jack Price of Miami, FL and Mrs. Paul Moore of Dayton, OH; two sons, Millard Jack Crabtree of South Charleston, WV and Fred Smith Crabtree of Fairhaven; two brothers, Burrell Thornhill of Winchester, OH and Millard Thornhill of New Lewisburg, OH; 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1976

 

ENDICOTT, Floyd

1910-1976

Two persons have been killed and 14 were injured in three Lawrence traffic accidents, since last Thursday night. Killed as the result of a three vehicle collision at 11:30 p.m. last Thursday were 66 years old Floyd Endicott of route 5, Louisa, and 19 years old Larry D. Newman of Bevinsville, KY. Five persons were also injured with three hospitalized.

 

 The latest mishap occurred Monday afternoon on KY 3, 6.2 miles north of Louisa, with six Fort Gay residents injured. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenneth Skeens, driver of the vehicle 16 year old Sherry Mead, and passengers 20 year old William Copley, Rosie Mead, 38, were admitted to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Other passengers treated and released at Louisa Community Hospital were Arthur D. Kelly, 35, Andy Joe Marcum, 23, and Rebecca Ann Tolan, 27.

 

Trooper Skeens said the vehicle was headed north on KY 3, when the driver lost control, leaving the road and crashing into the hillside. Another 3 vehicle mishap occurred Sunday at 9:42 a.m. on US 23 six miles north of Louisa, injuring 3 persons. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Curnutte, Barbara Thompson, 18, driver of the auto and a passenger 18 year old Robin Simpson, both of Louisa, were admitted to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Driver of the second auto Harry Ranson, 26, of Williamson, was treated and released at LCH. Trooper Curnutte said the Thompson vehicle which was halted on the highway was struck from the rear by the West Virginia car. During the collision a luggage rack was shaken loose from Ranson’s auto, crashing into a vehicle driven by Paul Allen, 45, of Louisa, who was not injured.

 

Curnutte reported. Trooper Curnutte said in last week’s fatality, Carol Little, 22, of Wheelwright, and David Slone of Drift, passengers in the third auto, and 18 year old Gay Endicott of route 5, Louisa, passenger in the Endicott auto, were admitted to King’s Daughters; Hospital. Other passengers Timothy Slone, 18, of Drift and Wendell R. Newman, 23, of Bevinsville, were treated at KDH and dismissed. Little and David Slone were being transported to KDH in a Wellman and Yates Ambulance which was struck on Catlettsburg Street, by a car driven by Bobby G. Owney, 20, of Catlettsburg. The vehicles, police said, were slammed into an auto, stopped at a traffic light at 34th Street, driven by Roger Conners of Catlettsburg. The accident was reported a minor. The ambulance was driven by Oscar May, 51, of Columbus and the attendant was Rebecca May.

 

Trooper Charles Curnutte said the US 23 fatalities occurred, when an auto driven north by Larry Newman, attempted to pass the Booth auto, crashing into Endicott who was traveling south. Funeral services for Mr. Endicott were conducted Sunday afternoon at the residence by the Rev. Abb Jude and the Rev. John Field. Burial was  in Branham Cemetery. He was born January 8, 1910 at Job, KY, a son of the late Ransom and Effie Horn Endicott. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hammond Endicott; five sons, Lloyd Endicott, Jack Endicott, both of Inez, Jim Endicott of Columbus, Sonny Endicott and Richard Endicott of route 5, Louisa; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Gayle Fitch, Mrs. Carol Ann Smith and Mrs. Effie Joyce Branham, all of Sandusky and Gay Endicott, at home; two sons are deceased; four brothers, Lawrence Endicott of Inez, Marion Endicott of Florida, Ray Endicott of Columbus and Clyde Endicott of Waverly, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Estele Williams, Mrs. Mae Castle both of Sandusky, Mrs. Zola Maynard of Inez, Mrs. Angos Marcum and Mrs. Ellen Barder both of Columbus and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1976

 

FRAZIER, Elmore Ferguson

1899-1976

Elmore F. Frazier, 76, of Fort Gay, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Tabor Creek Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman with burial in Lakin Cemetery, under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Mrs. Frazier, former member of the Fort Gay council, was born March 30, 1899 in Wayne County, a son of the late James and Virginia Ferguson Frazier. He was a former manager of Virginia Supply in Roanoke, VA. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lakin Frazier, three sons, James Frazier of Fort Gay, Winston D. Frazier of Kenova and Elmer Frazier of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Leota Frasher of Kenova, and Fanny Frazier, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Blanche Michael of Fort Gay and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1976

 

GARTIN, Fred

1916-1976

Fred Gartin, 59, Blaine, died Saturday at his residence. Mr. Gartin was born September 22, 1916, in Lawrence County, a son of Charlie and Pollie Weaver Gartin of Blaine. Surviving in addition to his parents, are five sons, Charles, Wayne, Johnny, Rick and William Gartin, all of Springfield, OH; two brothers, Howard Gartin of Columbus and Charles Gartin, Jr., of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Webb of Columbus and Mrs. Stella Mullins of Nashville, TN; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Laurel Baptist church by the Rev. Mike Roberts and the Rev. Lawrence Cordle. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Pallbearers were Bruce Bussey, Wendnell Bussey, Joseph B asilio, Oakley T. Moore, Arlie B. Thompson, and Arthur Jay Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Mont Burke, Felix Burke, Jack Shannon, Eval Blanton, R. T. Burns and John Jr. Burns. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1976

 

JOHNSON, Adam

1896-1976

Adam Johnson,79, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday February 27 in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Johnson was born May 22, 1896, at Jobe, a son of the late Richard and Janie Newsom Johnson. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Christian Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Adams Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Rucker of route 1, Fort Gay; five sons, Billy Joe and Estill Ray Johnson, both of Akron, OH, Dewey Webb and Clarence Johnson, both of route 1, Fort Gay, and Jesse R. Johnson of Blaine; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, February 29, at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Everett Medding. Burial was in the Newsom Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1976

 

JORDAN, Arlie

1898-1976

Arlie Jordan, 78, Adams, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, March 6, in Louisa Community following an extended illness. Mr. Jordan was born October 8, 1898, at Ellen, a son of the late Lafe and Martha Jordan. His wife, Mrs. Merzie Estep Jordan, died in 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Phillip Lyon and Mrs. Kermit Ward, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Clyde Carter Jr. of Adams; three sons, Arlie Jordan, Jr., and Edgell Jordan, both of Adams and Jay Jordan of Blaine; 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Low Gap Church at Adams by Kay Thompson, Jr. and Bascom Blackburn, ministers. Burial was in Low Gap Cemetery at Adams. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

JORDAN, C. E.

1916-1976

C. E. Jordan, 59, of 3098 Terrace Blvd. Ashland, Lawrence native, was dead on arrival at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Jordan was born December 17, 1916, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Janie Moore Jordan of Atlanta, GA and the late James Kay Jordan, Sr., He was a resident of Ashland for 40 years and a member of the Methodist Church at Louisa. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the U. S. Army and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Murrel Eastham Jordan; two sons, Charles E. Jordan of Flatwoods and James M. Jordan of Maysville; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Gee See of Orlando, FL and Mrs. Jean Alday of Atlanta; a brother, James Kay Jordan, Jr., of Ashland and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. O. M. Miller. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1976

 

KIRK, Nellie (Black)

1891-1976

Mrs. Nellie Black Kirk, 84, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday March 3, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kirk was born March 14, 1891, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late William Molten and Olive Frances Conley Black. She was a member of Cyrus Methodist Church. Her husband, John Kirk, died in 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Jarvis of Louisa, a brother, James O. Black of Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Clara Neal of Ashland; three grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, at the Cyrus Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Cyrus. Burial was in the Black Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

MCCORMICK, John

1888-1976

Funeral services for John McCormick, 88, of Ashland, formerly of route 4, Louisa, who died Friday, March 5, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was in the McCormick family cemetery on route 4, Louisa. Mr. McCormick was born February 12, 1888 in Blaine, a son of Lorenza Dow and Missouri Barber McCormick. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Church McCormick, died in 1974. Surviving are three sons, Curt McCormick of route 4, Louisa, Virgil McCormick of West Jefferson, OH and John McCormick of KY 5, Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Flora Hutchinson of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Queen of San Antonio, TX, Mrs. Florence Cooper of Gainesville, FL and Mrs. Helen Gehringer of Flatwoods; two brothers, Bert McCormick of KY 5, Ashland, and Clint McCormick of Patrick, OH; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

MICHAEL, William D.

1904-1976

Funeral services for William D. Michael 71, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Friday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. John Simpkins. Graveside rites were conducted in Ferguson Cemetery by member of the Buena Vista Masonic Lodge 80 AF & AM of Whites Creek. Mr. Michael died at 10:20 a.m. March 10 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Michael was born April 16, 1904, at Prichard, WV, a son of the late John Harvey and Iona Brumfield Michael. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad and a member of the Buena Vista Masonic Lodge 80 AF & AM of Whites Creek, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. B lance Frazier Michael; three sons, Robert L. Michael of route 2, Louisa, Joseph W. Michael of St. Louis, MO and Ralph C. Michael of Durham, NC; a sister, Mrs. Anna Hixon of Ashland; two brothers, Walter C. Michael of Springfield, MO and Charley Michael of Kenova, WV; 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1976

 

MOORE, Monnie (McKinster)

1890-1976

Mrs. Monnie Moore, 85, route 3, Louisa, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Moore was born March 19, 1890, a daughter of the late William and Mattie Chaffin McKinster. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ruben Moore; four daughters, Mrs. Niles Ball and Mrs. Robert Ball, both of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Evelyn Crabtree of Blaine and Mrs. Ruby Ball of Columbus, OH; six sons, Clyde Moore of route 3, Louisa, Claude and Billy Moore both of Columbus, Ollie Moore of Lancaster, OH and Kenneth and Eugene Moore both of route 3, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Jane Meade of route 1, Louisa; 48 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mattie Methodist Church at route 3, Louisa by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in McComas and Moore Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1976

 

MOORE, Susie (Thornhill)

Mrs. Susie Thornhill Moore, 75, of Louisa died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, March 1, at Ripley, WV. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge #95. The Rebekahs will have a service at 8 p.m. March 3, at the Young Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Moore in 1958. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Adkins, Mrs. Lucille Thorn, and Mrs. Geneva Grealis all of Ravenswood, WV, Mrs. Mildred Stone of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Nellie Crabtree of Louisa; two brothers, Millard Thornhill, North Lewisburg, OH, Burrell Thornhill of Winchester, OH, 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Langefeld, Rev. Carl Hall and Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Locust Grove, OH. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1976

 

MOORE, Victoria (Adams)

1907-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Adams Moore, 68, of Louisa, who died Thursday, were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin by Freewill Baptist ministers. Burial was in Body Cemetery at Hi Hat. Mrs. Moore was born November 30, 1907 in Pike County, a daughter of the late Fred and Julie Lowe Adams. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ballard Moore, a son, Johnny Ballard Keathley, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lee Phillips of Covington; two brothers, John Adams of Hi Hat and Fred J. Adams of Charleston, SC and three sisters, Mrs. Mae Lawson of  Avena, OH, Mrs. Sissie Conley of Martin and Mrs. Nannie Hamilton of McDermott, OH. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

MULLEN, Helen (Reed)

1898-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Mullen, 77, of Lowmansville, were conducted Saturday in Englewood, CO with burial at Littleton, CO. She died February 29. Mrs. Mullen was born October 2, 1898 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the lat Frank and Elsie Wood Reed. Her husband, Daniel J. Mullen, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Roy of Lowmansville; four sons, Jean F. and Dale Mullen, both of Englewood, and Daniel and Pat Mullen, both of Fullerton, CA and eight grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

PENNINGTON, Mary Tennessee Artrip)

1911-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Tennessee Pennington, 65, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Monday morning in Spruce Lick Baptist Church by the Rev. J. C. Simpkins. Burial was in Orville Webb Cemetery at Route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Pennington died March 26, in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Pennington was born February 20, 1911, at route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Calvin Wayne and Minnie Belle Peters Artrip. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jancie Conley of Kellogg, ID and Mrs. Jean Vericolli of Phoenix, AZ; five sons, Mark Phillips of Reynoldsburg, OH, Tom Pennington of Kellogg, Larry Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH, John Pennington of Sandusky, OH and Jerry Pennington of Fort Gay; a brother, Paul Artrip of Springfield, OH and 26 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

PREECE, Philip Sheridan

1878-1976

Lawrence Millionaire Funeral Rites Sunday.

 

Funeral services for Philip Sheridan Preece, 97, Lawrence County millionaire-farmer-lumberman and former sheriff, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Louisa.

 

The Martin County native died at 2:50 p.m. March 26 in King's Daughters Hospital. His competency, dating back to 1972, and subsequent guardian appointments, have been the object of numerous court hearings and the Kentucky Court of Appeals, on two occasions.

 

Mr. Preece was born April 10, 1878, a son of the late Solomon Jackson and Rene Cornet Preece. .He and his wife Nanny hoed corn on hillsides for other folks for 50 cents a day, and then came home to tend their own plot. They had no children. He became a timberman, and was probably the last of the Big River raftsmen. Whatever he tried, he usually succeeded.. In 1915 at Peach Orchard, he mined coal acreage and later sold the 7,000 acre tract to Texas energyman Corbin Robertson for $900,000..

 

Mr. Preece resided in Lawrence County until late 1975, when he was moved to Ashland, to the home of a grand niece, Mrs. Janet Stephens. Additional survivors include a half-brother E. E. Preece of Lancaster, Ohio, a half-sister, Mrs. Shirley Delong of Rt. 3, Louisa, Ky. and additional nieces and nephews. Since he left no will, a hearing is scheduled Thursday at 9 a.m. by County Judge James Martin to consider applications for an administrator. A similar hearing will be conducted an hour earlier, rescheduled from 9 a.m. Friday by Boyd County. Judge George R. Hall in Catlettsburg. According to authoritative source, there may be no application filed with Judge Martin by Mr. Preece's nephew, Phil Preece, Jr. The lone administrator application in Boyd has been filed by Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Delong and Jefferson Preece. Both actions are the result of a legal hassle to determine the validity of the appointments of guardians by Judge Martin and Judge Hall.

 

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld Judge Martin's appointment of Laban Wallace as guardian. However, this was appealed by Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Delong and a nephew, Jefferson Preece, who were Judge Hall's appointees. Services for Mr. Preece were conducted by the Rev. Ralph Webb with burial in Preece Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

RATCLIFF, Chester Arthur

1900-1976

Funeral services for Chester Arthur Ratcliff, 75, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Mullins and the Rev. John Savage. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. He died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Ratcliff was born June 29, 1900, in Pike County, a son of the late William and Nancy Johnson Ratcliff. He was a retired railroader and miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bracle Dean Ratlcliff; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Britt and Mrs. Mary Meade both of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Ross of Bradenton, FL; a stepsister, Mrs. Floyd Thompson of Fort Gay; a brother, Fred Ratcliff of Reed, three grandchildren; a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1976

 

SAVAGE, William R. (Ted)

1900-1976

Funeral services for William R. (Ted) Savage, 75, of Fallsburg, route 4, Louisa, who died Wednesday, March 3, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Savage Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Savage was born December 9, 1900, in Fallsburg, a son of the late William M. and Martha Jordan Savage. He was a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Essie Mann Savage, a daughter, Mrs. Lovonna Fugitt of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted Thursday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

STURGILL, Frances (Baker)

1933-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Sturgill, 42, of Thornville, OH, formerly of Louisa, who died March 22, were conducted March 24 at the Church of God in Martha by the Rev. Homer Evans. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Sturgill was born May 25, 1933 in Coalwood, WV, a daughter of Howard and Goldie Marshall Baker. Surviving in addition to the parents, are her husband, Marvin Sturgill; a daughter, Miss Sandra Sue Sturgill at home; two sons, Joseph Allen and Howard Milton Sturgill, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Daisy McGrady of Richmond, VA and three brothers,  Douglas and Darrell Baker, both of Richmond, VA and Monroe Baker of Akron, OH. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Ruby Lee (Damron)

1900-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Thompson, 75, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died March 25, in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born December 9, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John D. and Claudia Frazier Damron. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Her husband, Naaman Estill Thompson preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Naaman Estill Thompson, Jr., of Tampa, FL; five sisters, Mrs. W. B. Curnutte and Mrs. Jarret A. Peters, Sr., both of Louisa, Mrs. H. H. Mayse of Lexington, Mrs. Conrad Carter of Logan, WV and Mrs. Conrad Stowers of Beckley, WV and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1976

 

WELLMAN, Milton F.

1891-1976

Milton F. Wellman, 84, of 1334 State Route 164, Columbiana, OH, died at his residence at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, March 4. He was born August 14, 1891, in Louisa, and a son of the late Sanders and Narcissus Bradley Wellman. Mr. Wellman was a coal miner when he lived in Kentucky,a nd when he moved to Columbiana, he was an assembler for Columbiana Boiler Co. and a WW I Veteran. He is survived by his wife, daisy Lipley Wellman of Columbiana; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice Barnes, Columbiana and Mrs. Monnie Hunter, Austintown, OH; 1 son, Donald of Columbiana; 1 sister, Miss Victoria Wellman of Louisa; six grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Warrick-Kummer Funeral Home with burial in the Columbiana Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1976

 

WHEELER, Carl

1924-1976

Funeral services for Carl Wheeler, 51, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Boggs and the Rev. Jay Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was born December 6, 1924, at Blaine, a son of Jake and Louise Hay Wheeler of Louisa. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was with the U. S. Marine Corps for 16 years. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Helen Fox Wheeler; a daughter, Miss Joan Wheeler, at home, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Judy Saul of Blaine; five sons, Carl F. and Ronald T. Wheeler  both of Louisa, George K. Wheeler of Meally and Michael J. and John D. Wheeler both at home; a stepson, Roy D. McBride at home; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1976

 

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ADKINS, Ivy (See)

1894-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Ivy See Adkins, 82, of Fort Gay, were conducted April 14, in Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Mullins. Burial was in the See Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Adkins died at 12:45 p.m. April 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born January 5, 1894, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late David and Hannah Wilson See. Her husband, Edgar Vernon Adkins died in 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Marcum and Mrs. Jean Rutherford, both of Fort Gay; two sons, Jack Adkins of Fort Gay and Donald J. Adkins of Mansfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Marcum of Huntington and Mrs. Clara Peck of Cheshire, OH; a brother, Jerry see of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1976

 

ALLIE, James

1923-1976

Gallipolis—James Clifford Allie, Sr., 52, of Patriot, OH died recently at Holzer Medical Center. He had been ill for two years. A farmer and retired school bus driver for the Gallipolis City Schools, he was born September 1, 1923 in Catlettsburg, KY, to Arthur and Bessie Elkins Allie. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Pack Allie, to whom he married June 10, 1946 in Catlettsburg; a son, James C. Allie, Jr., of Patriot; a brother, Walter of Patriot and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Willa Mae) Rucker of Columbus. He had resided in Gallia County 26 years and attended Alexander Church. He was a World War II army veteran. Funeral services were at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Burial was in Centenary Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1976

 

CHAPMAN, Jessie (Fitzpatrick)

1884-1976

Mrs. Jessie O. (Ollie) Chapman, 92, of 3057 Sixth St., Detroit Beach died March 19 in Sandusky, OH. She had been in pool health for two years and seriously ill three months. Funeral services were March 21 at the First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Bohanon officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, LaSalle. The daughter of the Rev. Strother Fitzpatrick and Sarah Sammons, she was born January 10, 1884, in Louisa, KY. She was married in Louisa to Robert C. Chapman by her father, Rev. Fitzpatrick, on March 1, 1904. Mr. Chapman died March 20, 1967. Mrs. Chapman came to Monroe in 1933 from Glenhayes, WV. She had been a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Monore. Surviving Mrs. Chapman are three sons, Lindsey of Waverly, TN, Frank of Fremont, OH, and Bill of Maybee; four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Goldie) Kirk of Monroe, Mrs. Daniel (Gypsie) Hall of Newport, Mrs. Frank (Sarrah) Hammond of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Charles (Inez) Piddock of Sandusky, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Niza) Fox of Monroe, Mrs. Winfield (Inez) Hicks of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Roy (Minerva) Fortney of Mansfield, OH; 58 grandchildren, 124 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three daughters, three sons, five sisters and four brothers. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1976

 

COFFEY, Henry Edward

1894-1976

Funeral services for Henry Edward Coffey, 81, route 4, Louisa, were conducted April 7 in Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Shortridge Cemetery. He died April 4 in a Louisa nursing home. Mr. Coffey was born April 13, 1894, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jim and Amanda Holbrook Coffey. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Adkins Coffey, a stepson, Glen Smith of Lancaster, OH; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hicks of Columbus; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1976

 

DANIEL, Julie Mae (Cain)

1887-1976

Mrs. Julia Mae Daniel, 89, route 1, Louisa, died April 24, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Daniel was born February 21, 1887, at Salyersville, a daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Sarah Elizabeth May Cain. Her husband, Willie Daniel, died in 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Fitch of New Boston, OH and Mrs. Otto Hayes of Route 1 Louisa; three sons, Thomas Daniel of Springfield, OH, Taylor Daniel of Hilliard, OH and John E. Daniel of Richmond, VA; a foster son, Gerald E. Caudill of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted April 27 at Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by ministers Glen Arrowood, Florida Lyons and Nim Sturgill. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1976

 

GILPIN, William Maxon

1907-1976

Funeral services for William Maxon Gilpin, 69, route 2, Louisa, who died Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence by William Teems, minister. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Gilpin was born February 17, 1907, at Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Thomas and Jennie Riggs Gilpin. He was a retired employee of National Mine Service Co of Ashland, where he worked for 15 years. He was a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Gilpin; two sons, William Gilpin, Jr. and Jackson Gilpin, both of Louisa, route 2 and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

HALE, Melissa Lee

1976-1976

Graveside rites for Melissa Lee Hale, one week old daughter of Mr. an Mrs. Eddie Hale of route 1, Louisa, were conducted April 20 at Ash Cemetery by Evangelist Teddy Preston. She died April 18 in a Louisville Hospital. Big Sandy news, April 28, 1976

 

HALL, Dr. T. H.

1909-1976

Funeral services for Dr. T. H. Hall, 67, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Friday afternoon in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Dorsey with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. He died the night of April 7 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. Dr. Hall was born January 11, 1909, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dr. J. C. Hall and Laura French Hall. He was a 1946 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and had practiced dentistry in Ashland for 38 years. He maintained his office in Ashland, although he moved to his home in Lawrence County in 1967. He was active in the Eastern Kentucky Dental Association and was a member of the American Dental Association. He was a former member of the Ashland Board of Aldermen and was a member for many years of the Lions Club and the Ambassadors Club. He was a member and a former Sunday School teacher of the First United Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Corinne Kerkeek Hall; a son, Thom H. Hall of Washington, D. C. , a sister, Mrs. Virginia Hall Carter of Ashland; two brothers, Boyd County Judge George R. Hall and Colonel Charles e. Hall, both of Ashland and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1976

 

HARDWICK, George W.

1894-1976

George W. Hardwick, 81, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Mr. Hardwick was born April 14, 1894, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late James and Georgia Hammond Hardwick. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Separate United Baptist Church for 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Crace Hardwick; four daughters, Mrs. Ray Robinette of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ernest Wellman of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Arlan Vinson of South Charleston, WV and Mrs. Silas Coburn of route 2, Louisa; six sons, Ray, Delbert, George W., James, and Scott Hardwick, all of route 2, Fort Gay and Colonel E. Hardwick of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Fugitt of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Minnie Pratt of Louisiana; a brother, Luther Hardwick of South Point, OH; 40 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Carmel-Separate United Baptist Church, route 2, Fort Gay, by elders Sherman McGown and Sam Fry. Burial was in Hardwick Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

KEESEE, Bessie (Kitchen)

Mrs. Bessie Keesee, 76, Cherokee, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Keesee was born at Cherokee, a daughter of the late Enoch and Peggy Hensley Kitchen. Her husband, Thomas Keesee, died in 1970. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cherokee United Baptist Church by Harold Boggs, minister. Burial was in Ball Cemetery at Adams. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

LARGE, Jessie (Adams)

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Adams Large, 74, of Ashley, OH, Lawrence County native, were conducted March 21 in Hills Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael D. Velaedo. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kingston. Mrs. Large died March 19 in Grady Memorial in Delaware, OH. She was the daughter of the late Robert Leander and Sarah Evans Adams. Survivors include her husband, Arthur J. Large; five daughters JeElla Pennington and Alkie Evans of Ashley, Shirley Knapp of Grove City, OH, Alice Pennington of Florida and Lorna Parsons of Centerburg, OH; two sons, Lawrence Muncy Large of Grove City and Arnold J. Large of California; two sisters, Rose Kempton and Margaret Shore of Circleville, OH; four brothers, Andy Adams, Green Adams and Noah Adams of Kingston, OH and Acie Adams of Webbville; 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Mr. and Mrs. Large would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary December 6, 1976. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1976

 

LINKOUS, Roxie (Lambert)

1892-1976

Mrs. Roxie K. Linkous, 84, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Louisa, died April 17 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Richmond following an extended illness. Mrs. Linkous was born April 10, 1892, in Arthur, TN, a daughter of the late Edward Henderson and Mary Burke Lambert. Her husband, Walter Crockett Linkous preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Wallenfelsz of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1976

 

LYNCH, Carmie

1896-1976

Carmie Lynch, 80, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday morning in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Lynch was born April 14, 1896, in Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Rebecca Wellman Lynch. He was a member of the Salt Petre Community Church. Surviving are a brother, Herbert Lynch of Rittman, OH; a sister, Mrs. Alice Maynard of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Clyde Jordan. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy news, April 21, 1976

 

RATLIFF, Okie

1910-1976

Okie Ratliff, 66, of Fort Gay, died April 18, at 7:30 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born January 10, 1910, at Pike County, KY. He was the son of the late Butler Raatliff and Martha Hall Ratliff of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Erma Dean Ratliff of Fort Gay, to whom he was married to for forty years; five daughters, Mrs. Gene Morgan, Shawnee, OH, Mrs. Louvada Evans of Charleston, SC, Mrs. Barbara Jane Hicks of Greenview, IL, Mrs. Letha N. Presley of Huntington, Mrs. Teresa Corn of Fort Gay; two sons, Carl Ratliff of Fort Gay, Okie Ratliff, Jr., U. S. Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie N. Bernard of Ashland, Mrs. Inas Scott of Frankfort, IN, Mrs. Phoebe Back of Ashland, three brothers, Henry Ratliff of Ashland, Ishmal Ratliff of Denver, CO, Archie Ratliff of Wyandotte, MI; 24 grandchildren. Mr. Ratliff was a retired policeman and miner and a member of Vinson Lodge F & AM Fort Gay. Funeral arrangements were held April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. John Savage officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Masonic rites were held at the grave site. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1976

 

 

SAMMONS, David Millard

1916-1976

David Millard Sammons, 59, route 4, Ashland, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday April 14 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Sammons was born September 24, 1916, in Martin County, a son of Mrs. Maggie Hannah Sammons Meek and the late Joseph Sammons. He was a retired miner. Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Jean Moore and Mrs. Sharan Harris, both of Louisville, and Mrs. Barbara Turner of Ada, OH; a son, Jackie David Sammons of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Scall of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Davis and Mrs. Mildred Lyon, both of Rush, and Mrs. Gracie Bondhein of Akron, OH; a  brother, Samuel Sammons of Louisa; two half brothers, Charles Clark of Westwood and Lundie Clark of Akron. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. Prater Blair and the Rev. Henry Counts. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery in Martin County. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1976

 

SHELY, Forest Wyatt

Forest Wyatt Shely, 74, father of former Lawrence County physician, Dr. Forest Shely, died April 13, at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. Mr. Shely had often visited in Louisa while his son lived here and had made many friends here. He was a retired school teacher, and had been named Central Kentucky Teacher of the Year I 1957. He was probably the most prominent layman of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, having served on the Executive Board. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Brown Shely; one son, Dr. Forest Shely, Campbellsville; six grandchildren; one  great grandchild; two brothers, Melvin Shely, Anderson County, Rev. Gilbert Shely, Harrodsburg; one sister, Mrs. Vivian Blakeman, Frankfort. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1976

 

 

SPURLOCK, Bunie (Baugh)

1885-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Bunie Baugh Spurlock, 90, of Louisa, were conducted March 29, at the Emily Northup Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Spurlock died March 26 at the residence of a daughter Mrs. Ervin Bell of Louisa. She was born November 7, 1885, a daughter of the late Alex Baugh and Bunie Workman Baugh. She was the wife of the late Sherman Spurlock who died in 1962. Additional survivors include three sons, Alex Spurlock, Sherman Spurlock, Jr., and Jenkins Spurlock, all of Louisa, one grandchild, and one great grandchild. Services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Chester

1910-1976

Chester Thompson, 65, Louisa, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born July 31, 1910, at Adams, a son of the late Arbie and Molissa Jordan Thompson. He was a farmer. Surviving are four cousins, an aunt and an uncle. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

WILSON, Alpha Esther (Riffe)

1890-1976

Mrs. Alpha Esther Wilson, 86, Webbville, died Saturday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born January 5, 1890, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Watson Riffe. She was a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Wilson; a son, Ray Wilson of Webbville; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Miller of Ashland and Mrs. Martha Woods of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willard Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Graves and Herbert Kiger. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webbville. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

WILSON, Virginia (Spears)

1894-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Wilson, 82, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted March 30, at the Wilson Chapel in Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Spears Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died March 27. Mrs. Wilson was born January 15, 1894, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William Riley and Doris Robertson Spears. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Her husband, Lewis Wilson, died in 1955. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Jessie Mae Wilson at home, Mrs. Charles Lambert of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Hubert Osborne of Canal Winchester, OH, and Mrs. Maxine Wellman of Hawkinsville, GA; four sons, Clarence Wilson of Perry, GA, George D. Wilson of Mansfield, OH, Thomas W. Wilson at home; and Lewis Wilson, Jr. of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Okie Shephard of Coal Grove and Mrs. Mary See and Mrs. Alice Crabtree both of Fort Gay; 36 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1976

 

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BELLOMY, Elizabeth (Humphrey)

1892-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Bellomy, 83, of Buchanan, were conducted  April 30 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan. Mrs. Bellomy died April 27, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bellomy was born May 24, 1892, in Buchanan, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Hanna Humphrey. She was a member of the Tyree Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph B. Bellomy, a son, Joseph Raymond Bellomy of Buchanan; a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Mullins of Ashland; a grandson, whom they reared, Billy Joe Bellomy of Buchanan; two brothers, Fred Humphrey of Franklin Furnace, OH and Allen Humphrey of Buchanan; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

BILLUPS, Myrtle (Massey)

1898-1976

Mrs. Myrtle Billups, 76, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, May 9, in a Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay. She was born January 12, 1898, a daughter of the late James and Laura Gunoe Massey and was a member of the early Massey family of Boone County, WV. She lived most of her life in Fort Gay, was a member of the Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the V. F. W. Survivors include the husband, Raymond Billups; two sons, Heath Billups of Sacramento, CA and Raymond Burgess Billups of Roanoke, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle (Patty) Saunders of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Naomi Clemick of Orange, CA and Mrs. Arlene Crutcher of Huntington; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1976

 

BLANTON, Lonnie

Three huge coal tractor-trailers tangled on US23 last Tuesday near Buchanan, leaving one driver dead and another injured. Dead on arrival at Louisa Community Hospital was 27 year old Lonnie Blanton of Salyersville. Treated at LCH and released was a second driver, Clarence E. Ward, 31 of Coal Grove. The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on the Buchanan bridge, ¾ of a miles from the Boyd County line, according to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Clyde Johns. An empty rig, driven by Merritt Salyers, 28 of Salyersville, was headed south, and jammed his brakes to avoid hitting a bicyclist stopped to travel the pedestrians walkway. Blanton’s rig empty, was unable to avoid crashing into the rear of Salyers, due to an oncoming loaded rig driven by Ward, Trooper Johns continued. The impact jolted Blanton’s rig cab into the path of the Ward rig. The cab was demolished, Trooper Johns reported. Louisa traffic was re-routed over KY 3 for about 2 hours, due to spilled coal blocking the highway, he added. Funeral services for Mr. Blanton, father of one son, were conducted Friday in Salyersville by the Rev. Charles Smith and the Rev. Hazel Gamble. Burial was in the family cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

BOGGS, Walter

1949-1976

Funeral services for Walter Boggs, 26, of Volga, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Cannon Chapel by the Rev. Mabry Holbrook. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. He died May 19. Mr. Boggs was born October 30, 1949, at Volga, a son of Mrs. Angie Boggs of Volga and the late Ova Boggs. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Keith Boggs of Michigan; three brothers, Beecher Boggs of Keaton, Offie Boggs of Newport and David Boggs of Mason, OH and seven sisters, Mrs. Carol Moore of Flat Gap, Misses Frances and Patricia Boggs and Mrs. Bonnie Collins, all of Volga, Mrs. Virginia Lemaster of Sitka; Mrs. Roxanne Castle of River and Mrs. Helen Salyers of Belleville, OH. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1976

 

CASTLE, Lorena (Daniels)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorena Castle, 61, of Sitka, who died May 12 were conducted at 1 p.m. May 14, at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka, by Elders O. I. Williams, Florida Lyons, Euell McKenzie, and Arnold Castle. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka. Mrs. Castle was born December 30, 1914, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Harry and Vencis Slone Daniels. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Castle 5 sons, Edgar of Mechanicsburg, Robert, Arlie and Johnny all of Sitka, and Danny of Blaine; 2 daughters, Mae Lyons of Urbana, OH; Loretta Caudill of Sitka; a sister, Christine Moore of Blaine; 18 grandchildren; l great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1976

 

CHAPMAN, Joseph Peck

1878-1976

Funeral services for Joseph Peck Chapman, 97, route 2, Louisa, who died May 13, were conducted May 16, at the Gallup United Methodist Church at Chapman by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Mr. Chapman was born December 7, 1878, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late William Strother and Lydia Peck Chapman. He was retired from the Chessie System and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Effie Black Chapman; four sons, Sherman, Paul and Virgin Chapman, all of route 2, Louisa and James Chapman of Raceland; four daughters, Mrs. Leeda Mae Hall and Mrs. Pauline Lycans, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Virgil Burnett of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Charles A. Henson of Walbridge, OH; a sister, Mrs. Corilda Berry of Catlettsburg; 22 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1976

 

DAVIS, Haden Burchford

1913-1976

Haden Burchford Davis, 62, Louisa, died Wednesday, May 19, at his residence. Mr. Davis was born October 16, 1913, at Richardson, a son of Mrs. Murtie Childers Davis of Louisa and the late Rufus Davis. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Neva Stapleton Davis, two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Shannon of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Albert Heaberlin of Greenup; a son, Haden Archer Davis of route 1, Waverly, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Boyd of Richardson and Mrs. Jess Childers and Mrs. Mary Edith Hicks both of Louisa, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Zion United Baptist church by minister Earl Meade. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Richardson. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1976

 

ELLIS, Gertrude (Robinette)

1914-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Robinette Ellis of 5737 Arborwood Court, Columbus, OH, were conducted at Schoendinger London Chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29 by the Rev. Bert Miller. She was born August 13, 1914, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Sadie Robinette of Little Blaine. Survivors include her husband, Ollie J. Ellis; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Cooper, Fairfield, OH; 3 sons, James Ellis, Cincinnati, OH, Daniel Ellis, Marango, OH, and Jack Ellis, Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Rice, Haver Hill, OH, Mrs. Katherine Chapman, Raceland, KY, Jo Ann Holley, Louisa; 3 brothers, Thomas Robinette, Columbus, John Robinette, Columbus and James Robinette, Louisa; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

FERGUSON, Bertha Dorcas (Childers)

1896-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Dorcas Ferguson, 80, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson died April 30 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Ferguson was born February 11, 1896 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert and Malissa Hickman Childers. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa for 58 years. Surviving are her husband, Newell Ferguson; a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Rice of Ashland; two sons, Lawrence Ferguson of Louisville and Chester Ferguson of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Hinkles of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Sellie Dobbins of New Lexington, OH, and Mrs. Bill Bailey of South Amherst, OH; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

HALL, Dollie Frances (Sammons)

1898-1976

Mrs. Dollie Frances Hall, 77, formerly of the Point Section, died Sunday in Dayton, OH, where she had resided seven years. Funeral services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Point Section Church of God by the Rev. Lincoln
Varney and the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hall was born July 4, 1898, at Clifford a daughter of the late Lindsey and Minta Williams Sammons. Her husband, Luther L. Hall died in 1969. She was a member of the Point Section Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Frazier of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Hugh Roberts of Route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Dayton; four sons, James Hall, Jr., of route 5, Louisa, Charles L. Hall of Louisa, Danny B. Hall of Fairborn, OH and David Hall of Dayton; two brothers, Auxier Sammons of Glen Hayes, WV and Clifford Sammons of Columbus; one sister Mrs. Mary Maynard of route 5, Louisa, 32 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

HANSHAW, George Russell

1915-1976

Funeral services for George R. Hanshaw, 61, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 14, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Hanshaw died at 12:30 a.m. May 12 in a Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hanshaw was born May 5, 1915, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late David Crockett and Leora Spurlock Hanshaw. He was a retired employee of General Motors Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Hutchinson Hanshaw; two daughters, Mrs. Mike Aaron,a nd Mrs. Edward Davis both of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Laten Douglas of South Carolina; six brothers, Virgil and Wallace Hanshaw, both of Louisa, Ted Hanshaw of Fort Gay, David Hanshaw of Detroit, MI, and Arnold and John Henry Hanshaw, both of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren and a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1976

 

HENSLEY, Eugene

1888-1976

Funeral services for Eugene Hensley, 88, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bird Webb, the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Hensley died early May 21, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hensley was born March 3, 1888, in Gallup, a son of the late John and Betty Lowe Hensley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Thompson Hensley; three daughters, Mrs. Curtis Williams of Louisa and Mrs. Lindsey Graves of Ulysses and Mrs. Lawrence Halloway of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Cecil V. Hensley of route 1, Louisa and Eugene Hensley of Kenwood, CA; 24 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 26, 1976

 

HOGSTON, Dewey

1909-1976

Funeral services for Dewey Hogston, 66, of Blaine were conducted May 4 at the Irish Creek Free Baptist Church by the Rev. Acie Adams and the Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial was in May Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Hogston died May 1, in Veteran’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Hogston was born August 13, 1909, in Blaine, a son of the late Arnett and Caledonia May Hogston. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susan Hogston; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Mills of Inez, Mrs. Robert Wagner of Ypsilanti, MI, and Miss Brenda Kay Hogston,  at home; a son, James Elmer Hogston of Ypsilanti, and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1976

 

JOHNSON, Haskell

Funeral services for Haskell Johnson, 31, of Columbus, formerly of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home in Inez by the Rev. Harlan Ratliff. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was shot to death Saturday in Columbus. Details of the shooting were not available. Mr. Johnson moved to Columbus about 20 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ann Johnson of Columbus; two daughters, Lisa and Rena Johnson, both at home; two sons, Timmy and Mark Johnson, both at home; his mother, Laura Johnson of Chicago, IL and two sisters, both of Chicago. His father Webster Johnson died in Chicago several years ago. Big Sandy news, May 19, 1976

 

KITCHEN, Arthur

1897-1976

Funeral services for Arthur Kitchen, 78, of route 4, Ashland were conducted Monday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery. He was dead on arrival Friday afternoon at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mr. Kitchen was born June 4, 1897, at Dennis, a son of the late Arthur and Sarah Grubb Kitchen. He was a retired farmer and a former resident of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Murphy Kitchen; five daughters, Mrs. Manley Smith of Dayton, OH, Mrs. James Sonner of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bill Clevenger of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Ralph Webb of Ashland and Mrs. Stanley Kitchen of Naples; a son, Paul Kitchen of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Hines of Lancaster, Mrs. Willie Spillman of Webbville and Mrs. Ova Chaffin of route 3, Louisa; five brothers, Jake Kitchen of Williamson, WV, Dewey and Lincoln Kitchen, both of Star Route, Louisa, Luke Kitchen of Detroit and John Kitchen of route 4, Louisa, 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

MAYNARD, Charles, Jr.

1925-1976

Funeral services for Charles Maynard, Jr., 51, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Maynard was born March 20, 1925, at route 5, Louisa, a son of Charley L. Maynard of route 5, Louisa, and the late Elizabeth Lemaster Maynard. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, was a retired machinist, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Marie Tackett Maynard; a son, David R. Maynard of Raceland; two sisters, Mrs. Tommy Caperton of Louisa and Mrs. Nelson Cadle of Sheffield Lake, OH and seven brothers, Henry Maynard of Huntsburg, OH, Wendall Maynard of Ashland, Lester Maynard of Elmore, OH and Joe, Wayne, Jimmie and Paul Maynard, all of route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

 

OSBORNE, Effie Marie (Chandler)

1898-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Marie Osborne, 77, of Circleville, OH, formerly of Blaine, were conducted Sunday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. Mrs. Osborne died May 6, at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Osborne was born December 26, 1898, in Cherokee, a daughter of the late Palmer and Rodie Radcliffe Chandler. Surviving are her husband, David Osborne, two sons, Robert Osborne of Flat Rock, MI and Charlie Reese Osborne at home; a daughter, Mrs. Green Ramey of Star Route, Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1976

 

PRINCE, Sarah (Smith)

1889-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Prince, 86, of route 2, Louisa, were to be conducted Wednesday May 12, at the residence by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery. Mrs. Prince died at 8:45 p.m. May 8, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Prince was born July 9, 1889, in Pike County, a daughter of the late Jake and Rachael Hinkle Smith. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Chester Prince, died in 1955. Surviving are five sons, Jim Prince of route 5, Louisa, Jesse and Ed Prince, both at home, Lawrence Prince of Columbus, OH, and Troy Prince of Clifford; four daughters, Mrs. Lundie Lemaster of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Childers and Mrs. Forest Belcher, both of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Walter Williamson of Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1976

 

ROBINETTE, Kellie

1889-1976

Funeral services for Kellie Robinette, 87, of Louisa, were conducted May 13, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Robinette died May 11 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Robinette was born May 5, 1889, at Adams, a son of the late Prag and Sarah Fraley Robinette. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norma Ratliff of Louisa and Mrs. Gracie Belle Mansfield of Danville; two sons, Ray Robinette of route 2, Fort Gay and Mont Robinette of  San Diego, CA; two brothers, Mont Robinette of route 2, Louisa, and John Robinette of Ashland, OH; 27 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1976

 

ROSSER, Samuel

1891-1976

Funeral services for Samuel Rosser, 84, of Wayne County, WV were conducted Saturday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Olin Kearns. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery at Fort Gay. He died May 19. Mr. Rosser was born August 25, 1891, in Rome, Italy. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Copley of Davin, WV, Mrs. Suddith Swearingen of Havre De Grace, MD, Mrs. Sylvia Collins of Fort Gay and Mrs. Deloris Hill of New Haven, CT; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 26, 1976

 

SKAGGS, Roy Basil

Funeral services for Roy Basil Skaggs, 64, of Tucson, AZ, were conducted April 19, at Meldrum Mortuary with burial in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Skaggs attended Louisa High School, leaving Lawrence County in 1926 at the age of 15. He died April 16 at the residence, and was a retied owner-operator citrus processing company. Mr. Skaggs was born in Terryville, KY and resided in Arizona almost 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eula Mae Skaggs, one son, Roy B. Skaggs all of Benson, AZ; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine McAlhaney of Dallas, TX; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Skaggs of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Lois Anderson of Mesa; one brother, Darcy Skaggs of Baldwin Park, CA and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

SKAGGS, Virgie (Vanover)

1895-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Skaggs, 80, of Martha, were conducted Sunday morning at the Terryville School by the Rev. Harlie Keaton, the Rev. Robie Ferguson and the Rev. Lafe Skaggs. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died May 21, in Crest Haven Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Skaggs was born September 21, 1895, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Henry and Ludema Salyers Vanover. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Alta Moore of Opalocka, FL, Mrs. Welda Woods of Williamsport, OH, Mrs. Monie Williams of Martha and Mrs. Betty Collins of Lenora, WV; two sons, Millard and Ronnie Skaggs, both of Sharpsburg; a brother, Dewey Vanover of Martha; 36 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 26, 1976

 

TONEY, Katherine Naomi (Creahbaum)

1904-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Naomi Toney, 71, of Fort Gay were conducted May 7 in the Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Savage. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Toney died May 4, in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Toney was born May 16, 1904, in Ohio, a daughter of the late Elsworth William and Minnie May Creahbaum. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Wayne Chapter No. 156 of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1976

 

WESHNESKI, Evelyn (Stuber)

1910-1976

Graveside rites for Mrs. Evelyn Weshneski, 65, of Martha, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland. The former Cleveland resident died at 6 a.m. Saturday at the residence of a daughter Mrs. Carl Skaggs with whom she lived. Mrs. Weshneski was born August 3, 1910, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stuber. Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

WHEELER, Monnie Dooley (Moore)

1893-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Dooley Wheeler, 83, route 1, Louisa, were conducted April 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Eston Calvert. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died April 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wheeler was born April 1, 1893, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late David and Mary Castle Moore. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter in law, Mrs. Ruby Dooley of Fort Gay; a step sister, Mrs. Jane Meade of route 1, Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1976

 

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BARTRAM, Mae (Salmons)

1903-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Bartram, 72, Glen Hayes, WV, were to be conducted Wednesday morning, June 16, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bartram died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Bartram was born December 25, 1903, at Clifford a daughter of the late Roland and Rhoda Wooten Salmons. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, James Bartram, died in 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John H. Wilson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Rolla Wagner of Athens, OH, Mrs. Donald Proctor of Chillicothe, OH; five sons, Fred D. Bartram of Bothel, WA, William H. Bartram of Grove City, OH, Glen R. Bartram of Columbus, J. N. Bartram of route 2, Fort Gay, and David Bartram of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Bartram of Clifford and Mrs. Alice Prichard of route 2, Louisa, and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, June 16, 1976

 

BILLUPS, Elizabeth (Austin)

Mrs. Elizabeth Billups, 75, of 1705 Chestnut Street, Kenova, died May 19, in a Huntington hospital. She was born in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late William B. and Rosa Moore Austin. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Okla H. Billups, preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Loraine) Casto of Huntington; one son, Dr. Joseph E. Billups of Kenova and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Rollins Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Wentworth. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery, Buchanan. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1976

 

BLACKBURN, Bascom

1916-1976

The Rev. Bascom Blackburn, 59, route 1, Louisa, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Blackburn was born August 4, 1916, at route 1, Louisa, a son of Ora and Minnie Childers Blackburn of route 1, Louisa. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, was a merchant and former employee of the Louisa Carpet Mills and a member of Chandlersville Lodge F & AM. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Hayes Blackburn; two sons, Bobby Joe Blackburn of Columbus, OH and Jerry Lee Blackburn at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jettie Frazier of Columbus, Mrs. Jean Castle of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Edith Kellar of Columbus and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Jay Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

BRYANT, Harry

1890-1976

Funeral services for Harry Bryant, 86, of Blaine, were conducted June 12, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery at Cordell. Mr. Bryant died early June 10 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rhoda Thompson Bryant; a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Martin of Blaine; two grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, June 16, 1976

 

BURKE, Roy Ernest

1891-1976

Funeral services for Roy Ernest Burke, 85, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Saturday morning in Young Funeral Home, with burial in Ford Gap Cemetery at Auxier. Mr. Burke died June 9. Mr. Burke was born July 16, 1891, in Johnson County, a son of the late Albert and Laura Conley Burke. He was an attendant at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe, OH for 13 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Burchett Burke; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Collins of Columbus, OH, and mrs. Thelma Johnson of Greeley, Co; two sons, Ora James Burke of Cleveland, OH and Darwin Burke of Salem, IN; a sister, Mrs. Helen Price of route 1, Fort Gay, WV; two brothers, Sherman Burke of Virginia and Bertie Burke of Lucasville, OH; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

CAMPBELL, James Samuel

1892-1976

Funeral services for James Samuel Campbell, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Ray Fluty and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Campbell died at 10:05 p.m. June 26, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Campbell was born February 3, 1892, in Tazewell, VA, a so of the late James Richard and Fannie Crockett Campbell. He was a retired school bus driver for the Wayne County Board of Education. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Vinson Lodge No. 66 in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Meade Campbell; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Kelley of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Gladys Holt of Newark, OH and Mrs. Rose Pratt of Huntington, WV; two sons, Kenneth and Mack Campbell, both of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bayless of Concord, IL, and Mrs. Isabelle Webb of Williamson, WV; two brothers, Vernon Campbell of Proctorville, OH and Frank A. Campbell of Tampa, FL; 23 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1976

 

CASTLE, Andrea Michile

1976-1976

Funeral services for infant Andrea Michile Castle, daughter of John F. and Lou Von Maynard Castle of Fort Gay, were conducted May 26, in Bartram Chapel Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Elmer  Belcher. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. The baby was dead at birth May 22 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bascom Castle of route 1 Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arville Maynard of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1976

 

CHAPMAN, James H.

1932-1976

Funeral services for James Chapman, 44, Clifford, were conducted May 30, in the Mt. Olivet United Baptist Church at Clifford by Elder Nolan Queen. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Chapman died May 27, at the residence. Mr. Chapman was born January 17, 1932, at Knott County, a son of Mrs. Jenny Maynard Chapman of Clifford and the late James Douglas Chapman. He was a truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving in addition to his mother, are two sisters, Mrs. Lafe Wellman of Mt. Sterling, OH and Mrs. David Gearhart of Phoenix, AZ; and four brothers, Charles, Robert, and Jed Chapman, all of Clifford and William H. Chapman of Burnaugh. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1976

 

CHURCH, Ronald W.

Funeral services for Ronald W. Church, 28, of Ashland, son of Rosie Burchett Church of Ashland, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in the Burchett family cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Church, a construction worker, drowned Sunday morning, attempting to swim the Big Sandy River from Prichard to Buchanan with Michael C. Borders of route 2, Catlettsburg. Survivors include two sons, a sister and two brothers. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

CRABTREE, Charlie

1893-1976

Funeral services for Charlie Crabtree, 83, of Columbus, formerly of route 1, Webbville, were conducted June 4 in Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in the Large Cemetery. He died June 1 in Mercy Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Crabtree was born May 17,1 893, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late John and Mary Jane Holbrook Crabtree. He was retired from the Tennessee Gas Co., at Burnaugh. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Samuel F. McComas of Brookville, FL, Mrs. Edna Solmons of Washington Court House, OH; and Mrs. Ruth Williams of route 1, Catlettsburg; three sons, Harrison Crabtree of Newburn, NC and Clyde and Jay Crabtree, both of Columbsu; two stepsons, Shelby and Russell Large both of route 1, Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Lester of Columbus; two brothers,  Henry Crabtree of Obetz, OH and Oscar Crabtree of For Gay, WV; 37 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

CRUTCHER, John B. (Jack)

1900-1976

Funeral services for John B. (Jack) Crutcher, Jr., 75, of Louisa, who died Monday night at 10 p.m. at Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Webb and Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Crutcher was born November 29, 1900, in Louisa, a son of the late John B. and Rose Cassell Crutcher. He is retired from IGA Store in Louisa, a member of the United Methodist Church, member of the Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM, Paintsville Chapter of Royal Arch Masons No. 131, Paintsville Commandary No. 48, Knights Templers, Paintsville Lodge No. 320 Eastern Star, Ray S. Tipton Council No. 98, R & SM, and a member of El Hasa Temple of Ashland, KY and Lawrence County Club. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Louisa Clegg, Louisa, Mrs. W. E. Tilson, Louisa, and Mrs. Paul Newsom, Dunbar, WV; 1 brother, Tom Crutcher, Ashland, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

FRAZIER, John Mark

Funeral services for John Mark Frazier, 25, Huntington, were conducted June 9 in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne by the Rev. Hubert Six. Burial was in the family cemetery at route 1, East Lynn, WV. He was the brother of Mrs. Floretta Gail McKenzie of Louisa. Additional survivors include his parents, wife, son, three additional sisters and a brother. Mr. Frazier was an employee in the electronics department at Mack & Dave’s in Huntington, was found hanging from a tree June 6. Death was ruled self-inflicted. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

FUGETT, Ethel Sue (Patrick)

1902-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Sue Fugett, 73, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted June 3 in Moore Chapel Church by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr.. Burial was in Stratton Cemetery. She died May 31 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Fugett was born September 3, 1902, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Hickman Patrick. Her husband, Monroe Fugett, died in 1956.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Charles McKenzie of Louisa, Mrs. Taylor York of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Robert Vanhoose, Mrs. Oral Robert Caudill and Miss Pauline Fugett, all of route 1, Louisa; four sons, Millard, Guy, Homer, and Ralph Fugett, all of route 1, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Nolda Cox of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Willa Rittenbury of Adams; a brother, Arlie Patrick of route 1, Louisa; 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

HACKNEY, Linda (Edwards)

1947-1976

Linda Edwards Hackney, 28, of Louisa died in Highlands Regional Hospital, Prestonsburg, June 6. She was born November 1, 1947 in Louisa. Surviving are her parents, Romey Edwards and Ruth Savage Edwards; one daughter, Erica Leigh Hackney at home; two brothers, Pvt. Robert Eugene Edwards of Germany, Larry Edwards of Louisville; paternal grandmother, Sophia Savage of Star Route, Louisa. She was a beautician and was a former employee of the Lady K. Beauty Salon and Myrtle’s Beauty Shop of Louisa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of a brother from Germany. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Hackney who died June 6, were conducted June 9, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

HAGER, Edna (Sizemore)

1894-1976

Mrs. Edna S. Hager, 81, of 310 Jefferson Street, died Monday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Keen Johnson. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Hager was born November 24, 1894, in Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late James and Flora Branham Sizemore. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. James C. Hager died in 1973. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shirley H. Meade of Louisa and Mrs. Carl C. Hampton of Pikeville; three sons, Charles F. Hager and James R. Hager both of Louisa and Arthur Hager of Kansas City, KS; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1976

 

HALE, Ira

1900-1976

Funeral services for Ira Hale, 76, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Saturday afternoon I Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. William W. Moore. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hale died at 3:30 p.m. June 17 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hale was born March 9, 1900 in Ulysses, a son of the late Ira and Unice Thompson Hale. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Lou Castle Hale of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Wilson of Louisa; four sons, Arnold Hale of Dundee, MI, Okey Hale of Ashland, Raymond Hale of Obetz, OH and Darvin Hale of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Belvia Cundiff of Washington Court House, OH and Mrs. Nora George of Ulysses; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1976

 

HICKMAN, Alice (Norman)

1891-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Hickman, 85, of route 1, Louisa, were to be conducted Wednesday, June 16, at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hickman died at 5 a.m. Saturday at the residence. Mrs. Hickman was born June 15, 1891, at Fries, VA, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Norman. Her husband, John Hickman, died in 1957. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ceille Pierce of Galax, VA, Mrs. Willa Gibson of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Jacquatta Young of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Louise Poff of Sand Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

HUTCHINSON, Maggie (Ramey)

1877-1976

Mrs. Maggie Ramey Hutchinson, 98, route 4, Louisa, died May 28, at her residence, with burial May 31. Mrs. Hutchinson was born September 1, 1877, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Jeff and Lou Fogleman Ramey. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for 75 years. Her husband, Roland Hutchinson died in 1932. Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. Willard Cooksey, Mrs. Okey Kitchen, and Mrs. Glen Prince, all of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Allen of Ashland, Mrs. Jay Vanhorn of Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Mary Dawling of Richwood, OH, Mrs. Fred Stewart of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Wayne Brainard of Kettering, OH and Mrs. J. F. Rice of Melbourne, FL; a son Paul Hutchinson of Star Route; 25 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 4 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 31 at the Dennis Chapel at Star Route by Ministers Lloyd Jordan and Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Hutchinson Cemetery at Star Route, Louisa. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

LAKIN, James S.

1890-1976

Funeral services for James S. Lakin, 85, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay by the Rev. John Simpkins. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery. He died Saturday afternoon in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness. Mr. Lakin was born October 28, 1890, at Prichard, WV, son of the late Richard and Mary Farmer Lakin. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church for more than 60 years, and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Lyda Frazier Lakin, died in 1958. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roy Wellman and Mrs. Charles Pelfrey, both of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Clifford Wright of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Glendell Frasher of Columbus, and Mrs. Jay Stanley of Cincinnati; a son, Lawrence  F. Lakin of Wheelersburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Walter Michaels of Springfield, MO; a brother, Dr. B. R. Lakin of Titusville, FL; 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1976

 

MAYNARD, Jenny (Preston)

1884-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Jenny Maynard, 92, of Mutual, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon I belles Chapel Church, Ulysses, by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died June 24 in Mutual following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was  born June 6, 1884, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Elliott and Belle Ward Preston. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Dixon of Urbana, OH and Mrs. Dorine Abdon of Mutual; two sons, Daris Maynard at home and Deverne Maynard of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Chapman of route 1 Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Ina Austin and Mrs. Herman Hayes, both of Huntington, WV; two brothers, Walter Preston of Louisa and J. H. Preston of route 1, Louisa and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1976

 

OSBORN, David

1894-1976

Funeral services for David Osborn, 81, Adams, were conducted May 26, in the Old Blaine United Baptist Church by Elders Jack Cordle and Ewell McKenzie. Burial was in Osborn Cemetery. Mr. Osborn was born August 11, 1894, at Cordell, a son of the late Meredith and Sarah Berry Osborn. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Effie Chandler Osborn, died May 6, 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Green Ramey of Star Route, Louisa; two sons, Charles Osborn of Adams and Robert Osborn of Flat Rock, MI; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1976

 

PAULEY, Cecil C.

1910-1976

Funeral services for Cecil Clyde Pauley, 65, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted June 13 in Young Funeral Home, with burial in Jarrell Cemetery near Fort Gay. Mr. Pauley died June 10 in Huntington Hospital. Mr. Pauley was born September 30, 1910, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Mrs. Ona Thompson Pauley of Fort Gay and the late William Pauley. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Stephens of Wayne, WV; two sons, Norman and Cecil Pauley, both of route 2, Fort Gay; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

PAULEY, William M.

Funeral services for William M. Pauley, 80, of Salt Petre, WV, were conducted June 23 in Salt Petre Christian Baptist Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Clyde Jordan. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Pauley died June 21, in a Huntington hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mavis Martin of Fort Gay, WV, two sons, Ray Pauley of Ona, WV and Frank Pauley of Fort Gay; four sisters, Mrs. Purlina Salmons of Vero Beach, FL, Mrs. Lula Endicott of Fort Gay, Mrs. Thelma Philpot of Bassett, VA and Mrs. Vina Adkins of Ceredo; two brothers, Thomas Pauley of New Boston, OH and Conrad Pauley of Newport News, VA; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1976

 

PETERS, Dock Roscoe

1891-1976

Funeral services for Dock roscoe Peters, 85, of Louisa were conducted June 10 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Arrington. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Peters died June 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Peters was born February 22, 1891, at Isonville, a son of the late Tom and Sarah Turner Peters. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Baptist Church for 40 years and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertie F. Sparks Peters; six daughters, Mrs. Floa Skaggs of Louisa, Mrs. Chloe Smith of Greenfield, OH, Mrs. Viola Welch of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Sarah Adkins of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Geneva Andrews of Bellfontaine, OH and Mrs. Faye Sausa of Fort Thomas; seven sons, Herman Peters of South Shore, Murl Peters of Sandy Hook, Eugene, Eulene, and Wayne Peters, all of Columbus, OH, Gus Peters of Lebanon, OH and Manuel Peters of Louisa; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, June 16, 1976

 

SALYERS, Rev. Chester A.

1911-1976

Funeral services for the Rev. Chester A. Salyers, 65, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Monday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Amon Diamond and the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. He died June 4 in the residence following an apparent heart attack. The Rev. Salyers was born March 13, 1911, at Flat Gap, a son of Mrs. Nora McKenzie Salyers of route 4, Louisa and the late Roscoe Salyers. He was a member of the Smoky Valley Enterprise Baptist Church for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Carter Salyers in 1975. Surviving are three sons, Marvin and Truman Salyers, both of Columbus and Melvin Salyers of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Mrs. Phil Chaffins of route 3, Louisa; six brothers, Headley Salyers of Mt. Sterling, OH, Earl, Troy, Otchel, and Junior Salyers, all of Louisa and Charles Salyers of Bluefield, VA; and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1976

 

SPARKS, Orma Gerald

1907-1976

Funeral services for Orma Gerald Sparks, 69, native of Martha who died in Louisville, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Pat Edd McDowell.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died June 26 in St. Joseph Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born June 2, 1907, in Martha, a son of Mrs. Annie Ferguson Sparks and the late Rufus Newton Sparks. He was a retired salesman and a member of the United Methodist Church in Louisville. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Frances Hinkle Sparks; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Bauer and Mrs. Brenda Clark, both of Louisville; two sons, Gerald M. Sparks of Towson, MD and Dr. James R. Sparks of Columbus, GA; two brothers, Douglas Sparks of Martha and Dr. A. L. Sparks of Warren, OH and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1976

 

 

VANOVER, Alma Lee (Whitlow)

1905-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Lee Vanover, 71, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Alma Vanover Memorial Cemetery at route 2 Fort Gay. Mrs. Vanover died June 26, in a Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Vanover was born April 28, 1905, in Richmond, VA, a daughter of the late Carrie and Celestia Alma Bennett Whitlow. Her husband, Floyd F. Vanover, Sr., died in 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Celestia Wooten of route 2 Fort Gay; three sons, Floyd F. Vanover, Jr., of Newark, OH, James D. Vanover of Melbourne, FL and Billy A. Vanover of Salt Rock, WV; a brother, James Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 30,1 976

 

WELLMAN, Georgia B. (Wilson)

1895-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia B. Wellman, 81, of Fort Gay, were to be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday, June 16, in Chapman’s Mortuary in Huntington by the Rev. Irvin Conner. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Wellman died June 13, in Memphis, TN hospital. She was born April 4, 1895, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Felix and Mary Bartram Wilson. Her husband, Lys Wellman, died in 1972. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Madge Bradley of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Katheryn Jones of Flemingsburg, KY, Mrs. Maxine Campbell of Huntington and Mrs. Glenna Wyley of Petersburg, MI; one son, Felix E. Wellman of Memphis, TN; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1976

 

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ANDERSON, Johnnie Huey

1926-1976

Funeral services for Johnnie Huey Anderson, 50, of Fort Gay, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died July 17 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Anderson was born August 11, 1926, in Kanawha County, WV, a son of Mrs. Margie Hill of Fort Gay and the late Huey McNeeley. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Moore Anderson; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Parsons and Mrs. Martha Archer, both of route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Robert McNeeley of Dry Branch, WV; four step daughters, Mrs. Helen J. Adkins of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Phyllis Ferguson of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Ruth Williamson of Webb, WV, and Mrs. Debbie Sue Thompson of Fort Gay; three stepsons, Roy and Jack Fowler, both of Fort Gay and James Fowler of Cleveland; 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

BRANHAM, Millard F.

1912-1976

Funeral services for Millard F. Branham, 63, former Louisa mayor, were conducted July 1 in Brownleaf Funeral Chapel in Melbourne, FL by the Rev. Kenneth Shick. Military burial rites were in Fountainhead Memorial Park. A U. S. Navy retiree, he died June 28 in Brevard Hospital. He was born July 25, 1912 in Louisa. Mr. Branham was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM in Louisa and DAV Post 149 in Satellite Beach, FL. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche Branham of Indian Harbor Beach, FL; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kelly of Kenova, Miss Luan Branham and Miss Elizabeth Branham both at home, and Mrs. Nancy Potter of Portsmouth, VA; five sons, Ulysses (Sonny) Branham of Burkesville, KY, James W. Branham at home, Jerry Lewis, San Marcus, CA; John L. Lewis of Huntington and Joe Hodge of Portsmouth, VA. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1976

 

BRANHAM, Robert Lee

1907-1976

Funeral services for Robert Lee Branham, 68, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted in the Eloise United Baptist Church by Elders Flem Arrowood and Glen Sturgill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Branham died July 8. Mr. Branham was born September 15, 1907, at Burin, a son of the late Andrew and Lillie Hillman Branham. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Walters Branham; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Short of Louisa; a son, Robert Lynn Branham of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Luther Boggs and Mrs. Ruth Stephens, both of Ashland and Mrs. Ebb Conley of Oak Hill, OH; and a brother, Beacher Branham of Marietta, OH. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

BURGESS, John Robert

1953-1976

Graveside services for John Robert Burgess, 22 of Enon, OH were conducted July 10 in Asch Cemetery, Louisa. He died the evening of July 7 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Fairborn, OH. Mr. B urges was born October 28,1 953, a son of Harold and Wanda Reese Burgess of Enon. Additional survivors include his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Burgess of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

CHAFFIN, Gertrude (Webb)

1908-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Webb Chaffin, 68, of Willoughby Hills, OH, were conducted July 10, in the First Baptist Church, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died July 7. Mrs. Chaffins was born February 25, 1908, in West Virginia. Survivors include her husband, George Chaffin, one daughter, two sons, and 21 grandchildren. She has relatives in the Louisa area. Big Sandy news, July 14, 1976

 

COOKSEY, Bert

1893-1976

Funeral services for Bert Cooksey, 83, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Cooksey Cemetery. He died July 17, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Cooksey was born June 11, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Grant Cooksey. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Sprouse Cooksey; five daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hill and Mrs. Jack Price, both of Indiana, Mrs. John Bush and Mrs. Charles Bolt, both of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Bennie Johnson of Yatesville; two sons, Frank Cooksey of Flatwoods and Lucian Cooksey of Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Harles of Hitchins, Mrs. Noldia Vanhorn of route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Esta Jobe of Louisa and Mrs. Wavey Rice of Ohio; five brothers, Willard Cooksey of route 1, Webbville, Jay Cooksey and Heston Cooksey, both of Louisa, John Cooksey of Logan, WV and Roland Cooksey of Huntington, WV; 24 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

DALTON, Effie (Fowler)

1888-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Dalton, 88, route 3, Louisa, who died July 21, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, were conducted July 23 at the Temple Bell United Baptist Church at route 5, Louisa by ministers Sammy Branham and Otis Dillon. Burial was in Bowen and Sammons Cemetery at Route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Dalton was born February 4, 1888, in Pocahontas County WV, a daughter of the late Bayless and Mary Landers Fowler. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Della Lampert of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Lizzie Prince of route 5, Louisa; two sons, Ray Dalton of route 3, Louisa and Willard Dalton of Piqua, OH; a sister, Mrs. Scott Dalton of route 5, Louisa, two brothers, Fred Fowler of Fort Gay and Kenny Fowler of Columbus; two grandsons, eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

 

DALTON, Effie (Brooks)

1880-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Dalton, 95, of Ashland, former resident of Webbville, were conducted July 24 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Dalton died July 21 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Dalton was born September 27, 1880 in Gallia County, OH a daughter of the late James K. and Melinda Bandy Brooks. She had been a resident of Ashland for 22 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, John M. Dalton, died in 1944. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Essie Kelly and Mrs. Jessie Smith, both of Ashland; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

DERIFIELD, Millard Franklin, Jr.

1917-1976

Funeral services for Millard F. Derifield, Jr., 58, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by Elder Paul Nelson. Burial was in the Derifield Cemetery. Mr. Derifield died July 16 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Derifield was born September 10, 1917, at Clifford, a son of the late Millard Franklin, Sr., and Helen Hammond Derifield. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Sarah James of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliffe of Clifford, Mrs. Oma Caudill of Eustis, FL and Miss Mary Derifield of Covington, GA; and three brothers, George Derifield of route 5, Louisa, Bill Derifield of Covington and Ovie Derifield of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

FERGUSON, Lillian Marie (Lampert)

1906-1976

Mrs. Lillian Marie Ferguson, 70, Huntington, WV, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Ferguson was born June 28, 1906, at Hurley, VA, a daughter of the late Thaddus and Grace Hancock Lampert. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Thelma Slusher of Roanoke, VA; a brother, Lewis Lampert of Fort Gay, WV; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

FRALEY, William

1889-1976

Funeral services for William Fraley, 86, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Johnson County, were conducted July 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Moses Kitchen. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. He died July 7 in a Dayton Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Fraley was born December 5, 1889 in Floyd County, a son of the late Jim and Margaret Reed Fraley. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Miller Fraley; three sons, Bill Fraley of Dayton, Jack and Eugene Fraley, both of Mechanicsburg, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Barker of Dayton, four brothers, Sam, Fred, Ray and General, all of Wayland; three sisters, Mrs. Emma See and Mrs. Martha Sullivan, both of Louisa and Mrs. Lizzie Collins of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

HACKNEY, Charles

1886-1976

Funeral services for Charles Hackney, 89, of Lowmansville, were conducted July 17 in the Georges Creek United Baptist Church by ministers Florida Lyons and Nim Sturgill; Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Hackney died July 15. Mr. Hackney was born November 23, 1886, in Pike County,  a son of the late William T. and Lila Moore Hackney. He was a farmer and a member of the Untied Baptist Church. His first wife, Mrs. Zee Short Hackney died in 1958.  Surviving are his wife, Ella Castle Hackney, seven sons, William Thomas, Carl H. and Joe Hackney, all of Columbus, Herbert and Edgel of Sitka, Paul of Lowmansville and James of River; four daughters, Ivory Young of Lowmansville, Lydia Culwell of Grove City, OH, Edith Muller of Charley, and Jacqueline Young of Columbus; two brothers, Thomas of Blaine and Henry of Lilly Chapel, OH; a sister, Stella Cordle of Lilly Chapel; three step children, Ora Green of Ashland, Ira Green of Lowmansville and Ollie Preston of Tutor Key, 35 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 7 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

HACKNEY, Ella J. (Griffith)

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Ella) J. Hackney, 68, of 4325 O’Possum Run Road, near London, who died July 21, in Madison County Hospital were conducted Saturday, at Rader Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Phillips. Burial was in Alton Cemetery. She attended Spring Fork Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, Thomas of Columbus, Charles of Hilliard, and Henry Jr. of West Jefferson, 5 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Short of Columbus, Mrs. Myrtle McMillan of Georgesville, Mrs. Sarah Thompson of London, Mrs. Suzie Rose of Louisa, and Mrs. Mollie Bishop of Blaine; one brother, Charles Griffith of Cordell; four grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

HAYES, Robert, Jr.

1915-1976

Funeral services for Robert Hayes, Jr., 61 of Union Lake, MI, who died June 28, were conducted Thursday, July 1, at the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Ronald Halfway officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Hayes was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Pontiac, also a board member of the church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; one son, Larry Hayes of Rochester; his father, Lee Hayes of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Merle (Mildred) McKinster, and Mrs. Arthur (Betty) Hay, both of Louisa, Mrs. Max (Maxine) Kisslip and Mrs. Don (Phyllis) Jordan, both of Cincinnati, OH; one brother Lee Hayes, Jr. of Pontiac and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

HORN, Ronald

HORN, Connie

HUGE BOULDER CRUSHES SLEEPIG MARTIN COUPLE; CHILDREN INJURED, HOME CRUSHED

Inez—Two sleeping children barely escaped death early Sunday, but their parents were killed when a huge boulder moving a 25 foot path, crushed their home from a nearby mountainside. Dead were Ronald Horn, an employee of Martin County Mining Corp., and his wife, who was also sleeping, 26 year old Connie Horn.

 

Treated at Louisa Community Hospital and dismissed from minor injuries were their children, Ronda, 8, and Dennis, 2. The incident, according to Kentucky State Police, occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, when one of the giant boulders, broke loose; rumbled down the mountainside and flipped onto the Horn’s frame house, located on Lick Branch, KY 908 west of the Inez business district. A second boulder came to halt about 15 feet from the smashed ruins.

 

Police said the first boulder described as about the size of a large truck, plowed into the front room, absorbing part of the bedroom where the sleeping couple were crushed to death.  The massive object passed by Ronda’s bed and crushing half of the baby’s crib. The children, after being rescued by a neighbor, Bill Baird, were taken to the hospital and later to the residence of Mr. Horn’s father Martin County constable Riley Horn. State police estimated the rock to weigh between 75 to 100 tons, with the dimensions at 4 feet by 25 feet by 10 feet.

 

Residents along Lick Creek were evacuated for a while when it was thought the landslide would continue. State police brought in a helicopter as the area was barricaded between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Crews worked Monday and Tuesday in removing rock to avoid any repeat slides. The Horn’s bodies were freed by neighbors with power tools. The sagging structure was supported during the operations by a crane provided by Wolfe Creek Colleries. County Judge Ray Fields took a crew onto the mountain to study the cliff.

 

Horn, a roof bolter for the coal company, was to have returned to work Monday following the annual miner’s vacation over the July 4th holidays. He and his wife attended Inez High School. Howard Stepp of Inez, who has been mining and making house sites in an area near Lick branch accompanied Fields, Sunday, on his inspection of the rock cliff to give technical advice.

 

“I think it was an act of God,” he said. “It was a dangerous situation. This cliff was grown over with trees. Kids apparently had been camping up there under the cliff.”

 

“I don’t think there was any vibration involved (in the cliff breaking loose),” Stepp Said. He said that when the group reached the cliff yesterday, it found “about 500 tons of overburden supported by 10 square feet or less of material underneath it.” There is no mining in the immediate area of the cliff.

 

Stepp’s mining-housesite operation is, by his calculation, about two miles away. Another local resident estimated the distance at “between one and one and a half miles.” “It’s the most freakish thins I’ve ever seen,” Stepp said.

 

Stepp’s firm several months ago had what he termed an “accidental blowout” that sent some rock into at least one resident’s yard on KY 40. “We got complaints about that of course, but we and the U. S. Bureau of Mines set up seismographs and didn’t get any readings.” He said there had not been any mining operations for several days before the cliff broke loose. Joint services for Mr. and Mrs. Horn were Tuesday at the Turkey Nazarene Church at Turkey, KY. Burial was in Howe Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

HUNT, Dan

Funeral services for Dan Hunt, 63, of Mansfield, OH were conducted Tuesday in the Salt Petre Church, route 2, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Hunt died July 17 in a Mansfield hospital. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Edna Thompson of Fort Gay, WV; five half-sisters, Mrs. Hazel Thompson, Mrs. Sally Thompson, and Mrs. Ethel Parson, all of Fort Gay, Mrs. Nancy Conn of Hayesville, OH and Mrs. Lillie Jackson of Mansfield, and two half-brothers, Dollie and Lonnie Hunt, both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

KELLY, Laura A. (Curnutte)

1891-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura A. Kelly, 84, of Buchanan, were conducted July 7 at the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. James Riffe. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel. Mrs. Kelly died July 4. Mrs. Kelly was born December 16, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Geneva Jackson Curnutte. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. Her husband, Bascom Kelly, died in 1968. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Susie Patton of Prichard, WV, Mrs. Dixie Simmons of Valley Bend, WV, Mrs. Charlotte Writfel of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Geneva Vanscoder of Western, OH; four sons, the Rev. Edgar J. Kelly of South Lebanon, OH, Samuel Kelly of Lebanon, OH, Joseph Kelly of Ashland and John Kelly of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Skeens of Russell; 28 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

LAWSON, William Clyde

1928-1976

Funeral services for William Clyde Lawson, 48, of route 4, Louisa, who died July 9, were conducted Monday at Fallsburg Tabernacle at Fallsburg by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery. Mr. Lawson was born May 27, 1928 in Louisa, a son of the late Curt and Martha Gilliam Lawson. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ruby Jane Byrd of Ontario, Ca and three nephews. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

Survivors omitted from last week’s obituary of William C. Lawson 48, were two sisters, Ruby J. Byrd of Ontario, CA and Georgia King of Washington Courthouse, OH; three nephews, one niece, sister in law, Perlie Lawson of Louisa. He was born May 27, 1928, son of Curt and Martha Lawson. He served in the U. S. Army 8 years. Mr. Lawson was shot to death, July 4. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

MARCUM, Boyd

1887-1976

Funeral services for Boyd Marcum, 89, of Huntington Lawrence county native, were conducted July 21 in Reger Funeral Home, Huntington by the Rev. E. W. Hoy. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died July 18, in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Marcum was born March 12, 1887, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William

W. and Rachel Salmons Marcum. He was a 53 year resident of Huntington and a retired teleprapher for the Chessie System. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hunt Marcum died in 1925. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. L. W. Lanham of South Charleston, WV, Mrs. C. L. Parker, Sr. of Columbus, Mrs. R. E. Mitchell of Titusville, FL, and Mrs. D. R. Smith of Dunbar, WV and Miss Mary Elizabeth Marcum at home; two sisters, Mrs. Willabelle Jones and Mrs. Elizabeth Meade, both of Huntington; two brothers, John S. Marcum of Huntington and James Marcum of Creston, OH; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

MAYNARD, Lexie (Frazier)

1898-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Lexie Maynard, 77 of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted July 2 in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Elders Kelley Castle and George Perry. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. She died June 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born September 1, 1898, in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Minerva Fitzpatrick Frazier. Her husband, McKinley Maynard, died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minerva Little of Glenhayes and Miss Tammy Lou Maynard at home; five sons, Neville Maynard of South Williamson, Maxwell Maynard of Glenhayes, Charles Maynard of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Deombey Maynard of Forest Hills and Darrell Maynard of South Point, OH; a brother, Charles Frazier of Fort Gay; 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1976

 

MOORE, Richard (Dick)

1887-1976

Funeral services for Richard (Dick) Moore, 89, Argillite, who died July 17 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, were conducted July 20 at the Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup by Rev. Frank McKinney. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Mr. Moore was born May 8, 1887, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Susie Webb Moore. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Lafe Moore of Washington Court House, OH, and James Moore of Orient, OH; 10 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Ross of Argillite, Mrs. Nannie Bowling of Grayson, Mrs. Elizabeth Clevenger of Louisa, Miss Opal Moore of Darbydale, OH, Mrs. Ann Kitchen of Mt. Sterling, OH and Mrs. Ruth Jamison, Mrs. Lillie Holbrook, Mrs. Esther Slonager, Mrs. Bessie Bently and Mrs. Jessie Shoup, all of Columbus; a stepson, Robert Moore of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Martha Thompson of Lockbourne, OH; 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

PICKRELL, Jerry Mack Jr.

Graveside services for infant Jerry Mack Pickrell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Pickrell of Batavia, OH were conducted July 9 in Tate Township Cemetery at Bethal, OH. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lanham of Batavia; paternal grandmother, Margie H. Campbell of Louisa and paternal grandfather, Kenneth Pickrell of Columbus. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

PRESSLEY, William

1905-1976

Funeral services for William Pressley, 71, of Ashland, native of Lawrence County, were to be conducted Wednesday afternoon, July 14, in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. William Daniels. Burial was to be in Crabtree Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Pressley died Sunday morning in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Pressley was born February 22, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jack and Mary Evans Pressley. He was a resident of Ashland for 40 years, and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Diamond Pressley; a daughter, Mrs. Delores Gussler of Ashland; a son, Burns Pressley of Sanders; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Sprout of Webbville and Mrs. Vina Winans of Philadelphia, PA; four brothers, John Pressley of Columbus, OH and Herbert, Delbert and A. J. Pressley, all of Louisa; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

REED, James A. (Cap)

Funeral services were conducted June 26 for James A. (Cap) Reed, 70, of Warfield, in Mile United Baptist Church near Inez. Burial was in the Reed family cemetery at Mile. Mr. Reed died June 24 in Huntington hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leana Reed, two sons, James Reed of Breeman and Ulysses Reed of Milo; two daughters, Mrs. Amos See of Louisa and Mrs. James Lemaster of Hazel Park, MI; and ten grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1976

 

RIDDLE, Paul David

1938-1976

Funeral services for Paul David Riddle, 38, of Buchanan, were conducted Tuesday in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Riddle died July 24 in University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Mr. Riddle was born January 21, 1938, in Middletown, OH, a son of Henry G. Riddle of Burnaugh and the late Mrs. Elma McNight Riddle. He was an iron worker and attended Boyd County schools. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Wanda Sue Borders Riddle; a son, Mark David Riddle at home; a daughter, Miss Paula Sue Riddle at home; four brothers, Ben Riddle of Burnaugh, Donald Riddle of Rush, Harry Riddle of Ashland and Bennie Riddle of Catlettsburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Harold Wheeler of Burnaugh and Mrs. Fred New of Belgium. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

SCOTT, Clifford

1918-1976

Funeral services for Clifford Scott, 58, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Scott Cemetery at Fort Gay. He died July 8 at the residence, following an extended illness. Mr. Scott was born June 17,1 918, at Hardy, a son of the late Melvin and Octavia Runyon Scott. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Mae Parson Scott; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel J. Pratt of Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. Ernest L. Rotenberry of Alexandria, VA and Miss Stella Scott of Arlington, VA; three sons, Melvin Scott of Fort Gay, James R. Scott of Huntington and David Scott of Arlington, VA; a sister, Mrs. Eileen David of Hardy; a brother, A.J. Scott of Detroit, MI; and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

SPILLMAN, Lee

1900-1976

Funeral services for Lee Spillman, 76, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Spillman Cemetery. He died Sunday at the residence. Mr. Spillman was born January 19, 1900, at Route 3, Louisa, a son of the late John and Nancy Jane Berry Spillman. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Jettie Pennington and Mrs. Carrie Diamond, both of Louisa, a brother, Lindsey Spillman of route 4, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1976

 

TOMLIN, Mary (Hicks)

1889-1976

Mrs. Mary Tomlin, 86, Piketon, OH died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the residence of a daughter at route 2, Catlettsburg. Mrs. Tomlin was born October 13, 1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Enoch and Annie Ball Hicks. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ramey of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Elizabeth Baugh of Catlettsburg, three sons, Paul Tomlin of Piketon, Warren Tomlin of Columbus, OH and Wade Tomlin of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Goldie Conley of Catlettsburg; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Chapel by Minister Elmer Moore. Burial was in Tomlin Cemetery at route 2, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1976

 

WELLMAN, Proctor

1911-1976

Funeral services for Proctor Wellman, 64, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Trinity Methodist Church. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Wellman died July 16. Mr. Wellman was born November 1, 1911, at Irad, a son of the late George and Minnie Woods Wellman. He was a retired Pinkerton Detective Agency guard and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Earle Kelley Wellman, a son, Bobby Eugene Wellman of route 4, Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Patrick of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Fayette Wellman of London and Braddy Wellman of route 2, Catlettsburg and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Adams of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy news, July 21, 1976

 

WILLIAMS, David McKinley

1957-1976

A senior at Louisa High School became the county’s fourth traffic fatality last Saturday morning when his motorcycle collided with a coal truck on US 23. Kentucky State Police reported David McKinley Williams of Buchanan, was dead on arrival at Louisa Community Hospital shortly after 6 a.m. Trooper Danny Waugh reported the teenager was traveling south on a 1974 motorcycle, which swerved into the path of an oncoming 1975 GMC, loaded coal truck driven by Harold Johnson, 24, of Job. The incident occurred five miles north of Louisa in front of the Kentucky Power Co. plant. The crash hurled the cyclist 99 feet through the air, before landing in a ditch, Trooper Waugh reported. The truck traveled 159 feet following impact.

 

Mr. Williams was pronounced dead by Coroner Dr. John Ryan. Funeral service were conducted Monday afternoon in the Buchanan United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. J. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born March 18, 1957, at Gassaway, WV, a son of Simon and Layton Williams. Additional survivors are half-sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Eancy, Birch River, WV, Mrs. Beulah Campbell and Mrs. Delores Thomas both of Woodbine, KY; brother, Simon P. Williams, at home, half-brothers, Oscar Williams of Rochester, Roy Williams, Ora and Dallis Williams of Cincinnati, Randall Williams of Covington, Willard Boyce of Ashland, Wade Boyce of Rothbore, NC and Larry Boyce of Purcell, OK. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

WOODS, George

1902-1976

Funeral services for George Woods, 73, of Zelda, who died July 21, were conducted July 23 at Buchanan Chapel, by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Woods was born August 25, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Rebecca Ramey Woods. He was retired from the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Matovich Woods; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Burke of route 2, Catlettsburg, Miss Irene Woods of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Joe Adkins and Mrs. Robert Williamson, both of Zelda; two sons, Arvil and Keith Woods, both of Zelda; four sisters, Mrs. Tillie Lansing of New Boston, OH, Mrs. Inez Skeens and Mrs. Edith Skeens, both of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Pearl Carter of South Shore; four brothers, Woodrow Woods of Franklin Furnace, OH, O. L. and Charlie Woods, both of Zelda, and Jack Woods of route 1, Catlettsburg; three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1976

 

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ADKINS, Norman R.

Funeral services for Norman R. Adkins, 55, of Apple Creek, OH, former Lawrence resident were conducted July 21 in Canton, OH. He died July 17 from an apparent heart attack and wad dead on arrival at the Wooster Community Hospital. Services were conducted in Reed Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery at Canton. The World War II veteran was a former employee of Timken Co. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Claudia Johns Adkins, formerly of Lawrence County; a daughter Lynn Adkins at home; stepson, Martin Blair of Gaffney, SC; one sister and four brothers. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1976

 

BALL, Ernest

1909-1976

Funeral services for Ernest Ball, 69, of Dearborn, MI, formerly of Lawrence county were conducted August 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Halls Cemetery. Mr. Ball was born April 20, 1909, in Lawrence county, a son of the late William and Anna Belle Ball. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marty Jackson of Texas; a son Ernest Richard Ball of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Martin and Mrs. Omie Roden, both of Columbus, three brothers, Curtis Ball of Ohio, Elzie Ball of Detroit, and Carl Ball of Ypsilanti, MI; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

BOOTH, Everette

1910-1976

Funeral services for Everette Booth, 66, of Louisa were conducted Monday in the First Baptist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Clifford McComas. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Booth died August 13. Mr. Booth was born in 1910 in Spokane, WA, a son of the late Henry and Dixie Fields Booth. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tennie Hunt Booth, a son, Charles booth of route 1, Louisa; two daughters, Miss Ann Booth of Louisa and Mrs. Jack Smith of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Albert Stratton of Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Lawson of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Garrett Greene of Ashland, Mrs. James Scott of Huntington and Mrs. Edcel Branham of Fairborn, OH; two brothers, Harold Booth of Charleston,

WV and Calvin Booth of St. Albans, WV, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1976

 

BORDERS, Roberta (Boyd)

1908-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Boyd Borders, 68, of Ulysses were conducted Wednesday morning in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Borders family cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Borders died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Borders was born February 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Parlee Williamson Boyd. Her husband, Samuel Borders, died in 1971. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Garnet Adams and Mrs. Monnie Slone, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Hayes of Ashland and Mrs. Gertrude Vanhoose of New Carlisle, OH, a son, Samuel Donald Borders of Ulysses; four sisters, Mrs. Alta Carpenter and Mrs. Hazel Conley, both of Columbus and Mrs. Madie Puckett and Mrs. Audrey Mount, both of Springfield, OH; a brother, Robert Boyd of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

BURKE,  Neva (Wilson)

1892-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Neva Wilson Burke, 84, of Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Webb and the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Burke died August 20, in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Burke was born July 13, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Elbert and Elizabeth May Wilson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 292, for 50 years and was a retired surgical nurse. Her husband, W. H. Burke, died in 1973. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Luke Varney, Sr., of Louisa, Mrs. Homer A. Taff of Fort Worth, TX and Mrs. Vernon Lynch of Fort Myers, FL; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

CARTER, Laura (Fannin)

1936-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Carter, 40, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday at the Church of God in the Point Section by Rev. Frank Standifer. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery at route 1 Louisa. Mrs. Carter died the evening of August 6, in University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Surviving are her husband, Earl Carter; five daughters, Mrs. Arville Woods of Rt. 2 Catlettsburg, and Misses Barbara and Diane Burchett both at home and Misses Sharon Carter and Pauletta Carter both at home; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Joseph Gilmore and Mrs. Margaret Hinton both of Chicago, IL; and Mrs. Linda Miller of Columbus, OH; three sons, Elmer Ralph, Dale and David Burchett, all of Rt. 2 Catlettsburg; a stepson, Russell Carter of Rt. 2 Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Caldwell of Clarksburg, OH, and Mrs. Stella Green of NV; five brothers, John Fannin of Orlando, FL, Andrew Fannin of Catlettsburg, Ernest and Arthur Fannin both of Mansfield, OH, and Charles Fannin of Ulysses; a granddaughter and six step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1976

 

CONLEY, Oliver Eugene

1958-1976

Funeral services for Oliver Eugene Conley, 17, who was killed in a one car accident at Louisville, on August 14, were conducted at the Hadley Funeral Home, Louisville, August 16. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa with graveside services conducted by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Military rites were conducted by Naval units from Lexington and Huntington. Mr. Conley was born September 2, 1958 at Louisa, a son of Lawrence and Lena Delong Conley. He attended Eastern High School in Louisville and was an outstanding football player. Member of the football team were pallbearers. He had served 11 months in the U. S. Navy and was home on a 30 day furlough before going to Guam. He had completed schooling and was a licensed sea diver. Additional survivors are three sisters, Debbie, Vickie and Kathy Conley at home. His paternal grandparents were the late Bee and Rachel Conley of West Liberty, KY and maternal grandparents are the late Oliver and Jean Shannon Delong of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

CORDLE, Lovell

1920-1976

Graveside rites will be Thursday, August 26, in Lowmansville for a former countian struck dead by a bolt of lightning Saturday at Cocoa Beach, FL. Lovell Cordle and his wife, Ellen Preston Cordle, formerly of Lowmansville were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Preston. Both families were on the beach late Saturday evening. According to reliable sources, Mr. Cordle was standing at the ocean’s edge when he was killed instantly by a bolt of lightning. The body has been transported to Columbus for the funeral and will be transported to Lowmansville for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Preston will attend the burial rites. The will arrive in Louisa, August 25. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

DAMRON, Orpha

1904-1976

Funeral services for Miss Orpha Damron, 71, of Ashland and formerly of Chapman, were conducted Sunday morning in the Gallup Methodist Church by the Rev. E. W. Damron. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Miss Damron was born November 11, 1904, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Don and Melvina Hamilton Damron. She was a member of the Gallup United Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Miss Josephine Damron of Ashland and two brothers, Jim Darmon of Louisa and Mack Damron of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1976

 

FITZPATRICK, Bernice (VanHoose)

1910-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Fitzpatrick, 66, route 2, Louisa, were conducted August 13, in Fitzpatrick Cemetery by Rev. Leroy McNab. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died August 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born July 23, 1910, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Victoria Vanhoose of Louisa and the late Leo Vanhoose. Also surviving are her husband, Jerry Fitzpatrick; three sons, Jerry Lee of Louisa, Willie of Green Springs, OH and Loyal of Columbus, OH; five daughters, Wanda Boyd, Anna Francis Boyd, Elizabeth Borders, and Helen Blankenship, all of Louisa and Emiline Boyd of Columbus; 21 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a sister, Dixie Ratliff of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1976

 

FRASHURE, Flonnie (McKee)

1888-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Flonnie Frashure, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, who died at a Portsmouth, OH hospital August 11, from an extended illness, were conducted August 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Fort Gay Cemetery and Rev John Sauvage officiating. She was born October 3, 1888, at Cumberland, KY and a daughter of the late Robert Elswick McKee and Florence Brown McKee. Her husband Otto E. Frashure died in 1949. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. E. E. Butcher, Ontario, Canada; two sons, Joe Frashure, Chillicothe, OH and Edgar Frahsure, Charleston, WV; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 18,1 976

 

 

JONES, Tanie (Howell)

1921-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Tanie Jones, 55, of route 1, Louisa, who died July 29, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the residence by the Rev. Estill Hall, the Rev. Ruford Howell and the Rev. Taylor Hall. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born February 13, 1921 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late John D. and Martha Orsborn Howell. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Pine Creek, OH. Surviving are her husband, Robert Jones; six daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, Mrs. Geneva Isaac and Mrs. Evie Burchett, all of Louisa, Mrs. Jeanetta Stewart of Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Barbara Hardwick of Louisville and Mrs. Edith Hughes of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Bartley of McDowell, Mrs. Mellia Orsborn of Ashtabula, OH, and Mrs. Sylvia Akers of Mansfield, OH. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1976

 

LYNCH, William E.

1897-1976

Funeral services for William E. Lynch, 78, of Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Bartram Chapel. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery. Mr. Lynch died August 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Lynch was born December 10, 1897, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Burrl and Nancy Copley Lynch. He was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bartram Lynch; a brother, Wayne Lynch of Mansfield, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1976

 

O’BRYAN, Bessie (Short)

1898-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Short O’Bryan, 78, were conducted July 31 in Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. O’Bryan died July 28 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. O’Bryan was born January 8, 1898, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Strother J. and Armilda Fisher Short. She was a member of the Bussey Christian Church. Her husband, Harry O’Bryan, died in 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irad Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Gordon Yates of route 4, Louisa; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1976

 

PERRY, Oak

1879-1976

Funeral services for Oak Perry, 97, of Louisa, were Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. McKinley Dean and the Rev. Wilburn. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mr. Perry died Thursday. Mr. Perry was born July 2, at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Jim and Sette Damron Perry. He was a retired farmer and timberman and a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Allen of route 1, Webbville, and Mrs. Lindsey Bell of London, OH, four sons, Rex Perry of Louisa, Samuel and Walter Perry, both of Denton, and Oscar Perry of route 4, Louisa; 47 grandchildren; 116 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1976

 

ROBINETTE, Donald Ray

1976-1976

Funeral services for Donald Ray Robinette, one month old son of Donald Ray and Maria Andrade Robinette of Oak Grove, were conducted July 30 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. The infant died July 27 at the residence following a sudden illness. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rosalia Andrade of Panama City, Panama; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Robinette of route 2, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1976

 

SAGRAVES, Eliza Ellen (Mullins)

1875-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Ellen Sagraves, 100, of route 3, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Sagraves died August 20 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Sagraves was born December 25, 1875 at Clendenin, WV, daughter of the late James K. and Merbie Moore Mullins. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Morris Cornette of Ashland; two sons, Ovie Sagraves of Louisa and Arthona Sagraves of Wakefield, OH; two brothers, Cas Mullins of Birmingham, AL, and Jackson Mullins of Clendenin; a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Young of Birmingham; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1976

 

SHANNON, Virgil Lee

1913-1976

Funeral services for Virgil Lee Shannon, 63, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Shannon died Friday. Mr. Shannon was born March 11, 1913, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Phillip Shird and Mary Lou Mullins Shannon. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Celphia Lyons Shannon, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Herman Church of Louisa; 8 sons, Donald, William Glenn, Bobby Joe and Ronald Shannon, all of route 1, Louisa, Phillip, Kenneth Ray and Paul Matthew Shannon, all of route 2, Louisa, and Harold Keith Shannon of Louisa; a sister, Miss Ruth Shannon of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Walter and James Shannon, both of route 1, Louisa, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1976

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ARRINGTON, Walter Alonzo

1897-1976

Funeral services for Walter Alonzo Arrington, 79, route 1, Louisa, who died September 2, at King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness, were conducted September , at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Arrington was born May 28, 1897, at Blaine, a son of the late Walter and Josephine Swetnam Arrington. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Zella Garred Arrington; a son, Dr. Walter Lee Arrington of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Edd Preston of Louisa, two brothers, Hudson Arrington of Catlettsburg and Norman Arrington of Blaine and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

BLANKENSHIP, Ronald

1954-1976

The county's fifth traffic fatality of 1976 was recorded Saturday as the result of an auto crashing head on into a tree north of Fallsburg. Killed was Ronald Blankenship, 22, of route 2, Catlettsburg, passenger in an automobile driven by Billy R. Mosley, 22, route 2, Catlettsburg, who was admitted to Cabell-Huntington Hospital Two others were injured. Blankenship died at 6 p.m. in Cabell-Huntington. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Clyde Johns the incident occurred about 5:45 a.m. Saturday 2. 6 miles  north of Fallsburg on KY 707.  The four were going hunting. The vehicle was traveling north, when it apparently went out of control on a curve. It plunged over an 18 foot embankment, crashing into a tree, according to Trooper Johns.

 

Also injured were passengers, Ricky Blankenship, 19, of route 2, Catlettsburg, who was admitted to Cabell-Huntington and Roger Wells, 22, of route 2, Catlettsburg, who was treated at Louisa Community Hospital and released. Funeral services for Blankenship were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Berry Cemetery. He was born June 19, 1954, in Boyd County, a son of Shelby and Myrtle Berry Blankenship of route 2, Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Gail Calhoun Blankenship; a daughter, Miss Lori Ann Blankenship at home; a son, Michael Blankenship at home; five sisters, Mrs. Rupert Sparks and Mrs. Frank Mills both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Troy Salyers of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Earl Calhoun of Pontiac, MI and Mrs. Ray Calhoun of route 2, Catlettsburg; and two brothers, Willie Blankenship of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Jimmy Blankenship of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

BROWN, Fred

1891-1976

Funeral services for Fred Brown, 85, of Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in the Beale Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. William M. Hall. Burial was in Beale Church Cemetery. Mr. Brown died September 16, in Louisa. Mr. Brown was born August 29, 1891, in Mason County, a son of the late Hiram and Mary Blaine Brown. He was a retired farmer and member of the Beale Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Hereford Brown and a brother, George Brown of Kissimmee, FL. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

BRYANT, Ray

1932-1976

Funeral services for Ray Bryant, 44, of Huron, OH were conducted September 24, in the First Baptist Church of Huron by the Rev. Eugene Bryant. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Bryant died September 21, at the residence. Mr. Bryant was born August 25, 1932, at Ulysses, KY. He was employed as a grinder at New Departure-Hyatt in Sandusky, OH and a member of the Freewill Baptist church at Charley, KY. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Gebelle Bryant; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Liss Bryant, of route 1, Louisa, a daughter, Rebecca, of Huron, four sisters, Mrs. Bob Bevins, Bertha Bryant, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Bill Adams of Ulysses and Mrs. Millard Bush of Sandusky; a half-sister, Mae Castle of Louisa; six brothers, Roy Bryant of Bloomville, OH, Curtis Bryant, Earl Bryant, and Larry Bryant of Columbus, Liss Bryant, Jr., of Pinckney, MI, Verlin Bryant of Ulysses; a half-brother, Harkless Bryant of Stambaugh, KY and one grandson. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1976

 

CALTON, Willie

1919-1976

Funeral services for Willie Calton, 57, route 3, Louisa, who died September 14, in the Louisa Community Hospital, were conducted September 17, at the Roberts Cemetery at route 3, Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Mr. Calton was born March 5, 1919, at Hindman, a son of the late Chad and Ada Taylor Calton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Roberts Calton; three sisters, Mrs. Winnie Dingus of Hite, Mrs. Recie Stidham of California and Mrs. Lillian Blevins of Hutchinson, KS; a brother, Hartis Calton of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

CASTLE, Cora Belle (Short)

1889-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Belle Castle, 86, of Cordell, sister of W. R. Short of Louisa, were conduced Monday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Castle died Saturday in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Castle was born November 14, 1889 at Wilburn, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucinda O'Bryan Short. Her husband, Thomas Castle, died in 1930. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vessie Castle of Ashland, Mrs. Cinda Bryant and Miss Zelda Castle, both of Cordell, Mrs. Lena Wellman of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Lydia Lipp of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Nancy carter of Columbus; a brother, W. R. Short of Louisa; 23 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

CHILDERS, Guy Elmer

1919-1976

Funeral services for Guy Elmer Childers, 56, of Pleasant Plain, OH, formerly of Gallup, were conducted August 27 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Clay Rutherford. Burial was in Childers Cemetery at Gallup. Mr. Childers died August 25 in a Wilmington, OH hospital. Mr. Childers was born September 16, 1919, at Gallup, a son of the late Wallace T. and Louise Belcher Childers. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Cottle Childers; two brothers, Donald W. Childers of Taylor Hill and William L. Childers of Columbus, OH; and four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Shannon of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Maggie Leah Shannon of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Hayes of Grayhawk and Mrs. Juanita Ford of Wyandotte, MI. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

COLLEY, Clifford C. (Speed)

1907-1976

Funeral services for ex-Ashlander Clifford C. (Speed) Colley, 69, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, husband of Mrs. Virginia Dempsey Colley of Louisa, were conducted September 23 i Warfield. Burial was in the Dempsey family cemetery where the funeral was conducted by the Rev. James Grayson. He died September 21 at the residence. Mr. Colley was born January 5, 1907, in Ashland, a son of the late Wirt and Mamie Johnson Colley. He was a former member of the Ashland Police Department, an honorary member of the B.P.O. Elks 350 and was a Kentucky Colonel. Additional survivors include three sons, Jack Colley of Louisville, Mike Coley of Los Angeles, CA, and Dan Wells of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Misses Marsha and Mary Jane Colley both of Louisa; a brother, Raymond Coley of Fort Lauderdale; and two sisters, Mrs. Bess Hurn and Mrs. Catherine Oney, both of Fort Lauderdale, Big Sandy news, September 29, 1976

 

COPLEY, Thomas Jackson

1903-1976

Funeral services for Thomas Jackson Copley, 73, of Fort Gay, were conducted September 25 in the Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Savage. Burial was i Fluty Cemetery. Mr. Copley died September 22 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Copley was born February 16, 1903, in Inez, a son of the late Thomas Freeman and Rhoda Ellen Dalton Copley. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a former coal mine operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Fluty Copley; a son, Robert Jack Copley of Fort Gay; three brothers, Henry Copley of Arizona, J. R. Copley of Inez, and James Copley of Jeffersonville, IN; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Ward of Lancaster, OH; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1976

 

DIXON, Lydia Ann (Witten)

1890-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Ann Witten Dixon, 86, of Louisa, were conducted September 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville by the Rev. James Allen. Burial was in Oil Springs. Mrs. Dixon died at the residence following a brief illness. She was born June 25, 1890, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late George W. and Amanda Short Witten. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, Ed Dixon, died in 1962. Surviving are four daughters, Carma Hitchcock and Marie Keaton of Louisa, Gaynell Lewis of West Liberty, and Mary Goble of Mechanicsburg, OH; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

DOLL, Goldie (Clifton)

1921-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Clifton Doll, 54, of Springfield, Mass., sister of Mrs. Dorothy Pope of Louisa, were September 9, in the Dwale United Methodist Church in Floyd County, by the Rev. Wayne Blanton. Burial was in Shepherd Cemetery. Mrs. Doll died September 4, in Springfield, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Doll was born October 15, 1921, in Dwale, a daughter of the late James and Rhoda Frazier Clifton. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, Carl Doll, died in 1957. Additional survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Muller of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Janice Merrick of Springfield, Mass.; five other sisters, Mrs. Sarah Prince, Mrs. Alice clay and Mrs. Nell Page, all of Dwale, Mrs. Evelyn Hickman of Montgomery, WV, and Mrs. Ethel Sherman of Ironton, OH and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1976

 

FANNIN, Glendon Ray

1911-1976

Funeral services for Glendon Ray Fannin, 65, of Columbus, native of Lawrence county, were conducted August 26, in Caniff Funeral Home, Westwood by the Rev. Henry Mahan. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. He died August 23 following a sudden illness. Mr. Fannin was born April 2, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Emmett and Laura Browning Fannin. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Marie McIntyre Fannin; a son, Roger Fannin of Gainesville, GA; two stepsons, Joseph E. McCurley of Columbus and Charles Payne of Summitt; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Edith Horn of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Kathleen Kellog of Manchester, MI and Mrs. Wilma Miranda of Columbus; two brothers, Tom and John C. Fannin, both of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Ruggles of Rush, Mrs. Clara Lucas and Mrs. Virginia Johnson both of Ashland, and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

FRAZIER, Lindsey E.

1911-1976

Funeral services for Clifford native, Lindsey E. Frazier, 65, of Tiffin, OH, were conducted September 24, at Frazier Cemetery by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Mr. Frazier died September 20 in Tiffin. Mr. Frazier was born June 10, 1911, at Clifford, a son of the late Mart and Mary Elizabeth Branham Frazier. He was a retired employee of the American Aggregates Co. of Columbus, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Cheryl Ann Frazier of Columbus; six sons, Lindsey, Lawrence, J. C. , Jack L., Leon, and Billy Gene Frazier, all of Columbus and Odis Frazier of Ashland, OH; two brothers, Jack Frazier of West Virginia and John Frazier of Mansfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Stacy of Columbus, Mrs. Nell Perry of Clifford, Mrs. Emma Branham of Glenhayes, WV, and Mrs. Florence Cantrell of California; and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1976

 

FRAZIER, Murl

1904-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Murl Frazier, 72, of Clifford were conducted September 3, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Frazier-Maynard Cemetery. Mrs. Frazier died August 31 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Frazier was born February 3, 1904, at Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Jessie York Fitzpatrick. Her husband, Robert Frazier died in 1962. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Williams of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Ruby Goble of Clifford and Mrs. Dexter Marcum of Ashville, OH; six sons, Lloyd, Rush W., Bobby Joe and Samuel Frazier, all of Dayton, OH, Ray Chester Frazier of Grove City, OH, and Harold Gene Frazier of Louisa; a brother, Roy Fitzpatrick of Louisa; a half-brother, Robert A. Diamond of Huntington, WV; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

HAYES, Allen

1892-1976

Funeral services for Allen Hayes,  84, of Adams, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Thompson Jr. and the Rev. John I. Fraley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died early September 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Muriel Moore of Akron, OH, Mrs. Katherine gullser of Ashland, Mrs. Ethel Gillispie of Galloway, OH and Mrs. Frances Cherren of Columbus, OH; four sons, Woodrow Hayes of route 3, Louisa, Charles Hayes of Adams, Ray Hayes of Columbus and Bob Hayes of Lockbourne, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Thursey Hayes and Mrs. Julia Blackburn, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Florence Wellman of route 1, Louisa; 25 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1976

 

JOHNSON, Lokie (Gray)

1910-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Lokie Johnson, 66, Bevinsville, who died September 11, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, following an extended illness, were conducted September 14, at Little Rock Regular Baptist Church at Halo by Regular Baptist ministers. Burial was in Cook Cemetery at Halo. Mrs. Johnson was born March 15, 1910, in Pike County, a daughter of the late Henry and Lena Gray. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church and was a life-long resident. Her husband, Willie Johnson preceded her in death. Surviving are a stepson, Wall Johnson of Wayland; four brothers, Nelse Gray of Dublin, VA, Edward Gray of Columbus, Willard Gray  of Blaine and Forest Conley of Huntington, IN; and six sisters, Mrs. Pearl Akins of Martin, Mrs. Mollie Cline of Majestic, Mrs. Maude Johnson, Mrs. Elsie Tackett and Mrs. Alma Juell Tackett, all of Virgie, and Mrs. Draxie Johnson of Huntington, IN. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1976

 

LIKENS, Lucy (Martin)

1903-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Likens, 72, Printer, who died September 13, were conducted September 16 at the Salisbury Regular Baptist Church by Regular Baptist ministers. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Mrs. Likens was born December 23, 1903, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Rasser and Ida Akers Martin. Surviving are her husband, Willard Likens; four sons, Herman and Hubert Likens, both of Printer, Homer Likens of Rittman, OH and Howard Likens of Langley, five daughters, Mrs. Wanda Trout of Garden City, MI, Mrs. Grace Cowan and Mrs. Dorothy Hale, both of Toledo, Mrs. Clara Henson of Geneva, OH and Miss Lorraine Likens of Printer; two brothers, Joby and Arthur Martin, both of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Shelton of Drift and Mrs. Dorothy Childers of Louisa; 27 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

NOE, Martin Luther

1895-1976

Funeral services for Martin Luther Noe, 81, of route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Radnor Church of God. Burial was in Damron Cemetery. Mr. Noe died September 3, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Noe was born January 9,1 895, at Radnor, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hurston Noe. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Avie Fitzpatrick Noe; four daughters, Mrs. Wetzel Ferguson of Ohio, Mrs. Alonzo Smith of Radnor, Miss Violet Noe of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Donald Ingold of Mansfield; three sons, Roy Noe of Radnor, Franklin Noe of Sidney, OH and Walter Noe of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Frank Bryant of Columbus; and two brothers, Edgar Noe of Hanging Rock, OH and Cecil Noe of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

PECK, Freelin Franklin

1898-1976

Funeral services for Freelin Franklin Peck, 77, of Cheshire, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, who died September 12, in Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, OH, were conducted September 15 at Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. John Simpkins. Burial was in Wellman cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Peck was born December 21, 1898, at Wayne, WV, a son of the late James Peck and Loda Robinette Peck. Surviving are his wife, Clara See Peck of Cheshire; a daughter, Francis Peck of Ottawa, WV; a son, Randall Peck of Cheshire; a sister, Mrs. Wye Wellman of Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home of Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

PRESLEY, Jack

1921-1976

Funeral services for Jack Presley, 55, of Fort Gay, were conducted September 1, in Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. John Savage. Burial was in Presley family cemetery. Mr. Presley died August 30 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Presley was born May 29, 1921, at Fallsburg, a son of Mrs. Ida Presley of Fort Gay and the late John Presley. He was a former employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Hodge of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Jo Ann Ratliff of Fort Gay and Mrs. Hazel Presley of Catlettsburg; four sons, Sherman, Charles, Bobby and Henry Joe Presley of all of Huntington; six sisters, Mrs. Lona Peck, Mrs. Birdie Diamond, Mrs. Marjorie Mulkey, Mrs. Ettie Mae Saunders, Mrs. Gertrude Marcum and Mrs. Louise Bowen, all of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Hermie Presley and Paul G. Presley, both of Fort Gay, Herman and Milton Presley, both of Columbus and Clyde Presley of Huntington and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

REEVES, Oscar

Funeral services for Oscar Reeves, 90, of London, OH, were conducted August 28 in Raider Funeral Home in London by the Rev. Charles Simmons. Burial was in Paint Township Cemetery. Mr. Reeves, native of Lawrence County, died August 26 in Mason County Hospital. Mr. Reeves was born at Reeves Branch, KY, a son of the late James Hoton and Eliza Virginia Ratcliff Reeves. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include six sons, James Reeves of Port Angeles, WV, Russell Reeves, Charles Reeves, Walter Reeves, Arvil Reeves and Joseph Reeves, all of London; four daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Eliza) Crago of route 7, Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Herman (Pauline) Helterbran of Hillsboro, Mrs. Wilbur (Herma) Sever of Frankfort, OH, Mrs. Paul (Arna Leah) Sharp of Xenia, OH; 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; one brother, George Reeves of Ashland; several nieces and nephews. His wife, Mrs. Rosa Nell Reeves died February 17, 1943 Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

SLONE, Emma R. (Boggs)

1893-1976

Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Emma R. Slone, 83, of Portsmouth, OH were conducted Monday morning in Portsmouth by the Rev. Everett Slone. Burial was in Beaver, OH. Mrs. Slone was born August 17, 1893, at Webbville, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Boggs. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters; a brother; five half-brothers, Hugh, Robert, Ossie, Glenn and Grady Boggs, all of Ashland; four half-sisters, Mrs. Lena Howard and Miss Louisa Boggs, both of Ashland and two others; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

SPENCER, George "Dooney" Jr.

1945-1976

A Johnson County man and Magoffin deputy sheriff are charged with willful murder as the result of weekend axing and shooting incidents in their home counties. Bond for James M. Vanhoose, 55, of Paintsville, charged in the ax slaying of George "Dooney" Spencer, Jr,31, has been imposed at $50,ooo by Trial Commissioner James Meek. Spencer, street repairman for the city of Paintsville, died Saturday night, of three ax wounds to the chest and neck.

 

In Salyersville 47 years old Deputy Sheriff Dallas Fletcher has been returned from Floyd County jail to Magoffin. He is charged with the early Sunday shooting of Salyersville police officer John Williams, 24. A preliminary hearing was scheduled this week i Magoffin Quarterly Court.

 

In the Paintsville incident, the body of Spencer was found on old US 23 about 1/4 mile from Paintsville, according to Kentucky State Police, who are investigating the incident. Vanhoose was transferred to the Floyd lockup after threats were made against his life, KSP said, following preliminary hearing Monday in Paintsville. The case has been referred to the next Johnson grand jury. Spencer, survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Spencer of Paintsville, was buried Monday.

 

Preliminary hearing for Deputy Fletcher will be this week in Magoffin Quarterly Court. Williams was shot once in the abdomen with a .357 caliber pistol about 12:10 a.m. Sunday and died at 3:30 p.m. according to the KSP. the city officer was shot while attempting to arrest a man at a bluegrass festival at the Lloyd M. Hall Community Center, according to state police. The deputy sheriff surrendered to the sheriff's office, an hour after the shooting. He denied the shooting. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

 

from the Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

George Spencer, Jr. 31, died Saturday, Aug 28. He was born Sep 14, 1945, in Paintsville. Mr. Spencer was the son of George and Mildred Davis Spencer. Surviving are four brothers, Ed, Richard, David and Steve, all of Paintsville, and five sisters, Diana pack, Beatrice Sergent and Penny Spencer, all of Paintsville, Janice Houston of Tutor Key and Carolyn Sue Hitchcock of Salyersville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 31, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Henry Green and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements.

 

THOMPSON, Jerry Allen

1976-1976

Graveside services for infant Jerry Allen Thompson, of River, were conducted September 15 in Thompson family cemetery at Louisa. A son of Gallie and Alice Williamson Thompson was dead at birth September 13 in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Additional survivors include two brothers, Richard Lee and Mitchell Douglas Thompson, both at home and two sisters, Misses Mary and Cynthia Ann Thompson, both at home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

VANHORN, Charles

Funerl arrangements for Charles VanHorn, 71, of Webbville, who was found dead Tuesday morning in the Nebo Hill area of Buchanan, are incomplete. Lawrence County Coroner, John N. Ryan said VanHorn died of natural causes. He was found at 9 a.m. on the steps leading to the old Rockford school house by Bob Johnson. coroner Ryan said death occurred Monday night, and ruled out foul play. Assisting in the investigation were Sheriff David Compton and deputies and member of the Kentucky State Police. The body is at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

VANHORN, Marvin (Buck)

1906-1976

Funeral services for Marvin (Buck) VanHorn, 69, of Louisville, formerly of Lawrence County, who died September 2, in a Louisville Hospital after an extended illness, were conducted September 5 at the Buchanan Chapel Church. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. VanHorn was born on September 8, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dee and Carrie Stewart VanHorn. He was owner and operator of Industrial Railroad Tract, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Garnet Reed VanHorn; five sons, Harry, Lowell, David, Eric, and Stanley VanHorn; all of Louisville; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Anvari of Denver, CO; a brother, Ben VanHorn of route 2, Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Rachel) Skeens of Liverpool, OH; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

WALLACE, James Alonzo

1884-1976

Funeral services for James Alonzo (Lon) Wallace, 92, Ulysses, who died September 11, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness, were conducted Tuesday at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mr. Wallace was born March 10, 1884, in Lawrence County. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Lida Rowe of Britt, Mrs. Nellie Castle of Huron, OH, Mrs. Alma Howard of Attic, OH, Mrs. Nancy Lambe of Huntington, Mrs. Anna Mae Castle of Canton, OH, Mrs. Pearl Horn of Clifford and Mrs. Mary White of Lorrain, WV; six sons, Milvie and Willard Wallace, both of Chapman, Roscoe Wallace of Berlin Heights, OH, Pearlie Wallace of Huntington, Thomas Wallace of Lowmansville and Joe Wallace of Ulysses, with whom he resided; many grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1976

 

WARD, William Donald

1902-1976

William Donald Ward, 74, of route 5, Louisa, died September 7, at 1:15 a.m. in Veterans Hospital, Huntington. He was born March 13, 1902, at Rome, OH, a son of the late William Ward and Addie Harless Ward. He was a retired letter carrier from the Huntington Post Office. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Workman Ward, to whom he was married 37 years; a nephew, Don Ward of Michigan and uncle Charlie C. Harless of Waco, TX. Mr. Ward was a member of the Madison Christian Church in Huntington; VFW Post 1359, Huntington, National Association of Letter Carriers, Lodge 359, Huntington, and a World War I veteran. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home chapel by the minister Fred Warren of Huntington. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday September 8. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1976

 

WILLIAMS, Roy Winston

1907-1976

Funeral services for Roy Winston Williams, 69, Fort Gay, WV, who was dead on arrival at Louisa Community Hospital, September 15, were conducted September 18, at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Dean Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born February 26, 1907, a son of the late Ransom and Coosie Layne Williams. He was a retired saw mill operator and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Tabors Creek. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Endicott Williams; six daughter; Mrs. Glen Wellman of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Willie Craft of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Roberta Ashworth of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. A. J. Linkous of Huntington and Misses Ruth and Ramona Williams, both at home; and two sons, Roy Michael Williams of route 2 Fort Gay and Barry Allen Williams at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1976

 

WILSON, Thomas Woodrow\

1923-1976

Funeral services for Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 53, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted September 9, in the Wilson Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Spears Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died September 6. Mr. Wilson was born February 18, 1923, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Lewis and Virginia Spears Wilson. He was a disabled veteran and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are four sisters, Miss Jessie Mae Wilson and Mrs. Charles Lambert, both of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Hubert Osborne of Canal Winchester, OH and Mrs. Maxine Wellman of Hawkinsville, GA; three brothers, Clarence Wilson of Warner Robins, GA, George and Lewis Wilson, Jr., both of Mansfield, OH and several nieces and nephews, Big Sandy news, September 15, 1976

 

WOLFE, Grace (Williamson)

1895-1976

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Grace Wolfe, 81, Wittensville, were conducted August 26, in the River United Baptist Church with Reverends C. J. Sparks and Buell Williams officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Wolfe died August 24. Mrs. Wolfe was born May 29, 1895, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late James and Rena Boyd Williamson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons, Silas Dean Wolfe, Jr. of Alaska, and Lawrence of Ironton, OH; a daughter, Della Mae Irwin of Suitland, MD; a brother and sister, Sam Williamson and Elizabeth Stafford, both of Wittensville and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1976

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ADAMS, Mollie B. (Morris)

1892-1976

Funeral services for Lawrence native, Mrs. Mollie B. Adams, 84, of Glade, OH, were conducted Monday in Eisnaugle Funeral Home in Jackson, OH. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Adams died September 30 in Saint Anthony Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born March 2, 1892, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Rev. John and Martha Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Adams. Survivors include one son, Edgar J. Boling; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Lanning; one stepdaughter Edith Wray, one brother, Archie Morris and one sister, Mrs. Virgie Gartin. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

AKERS, Mae (Wilson)

1891-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Wilson Akers, 85, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted, October 1, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Martin and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Akers Cemetery. Mrs. Akers died September 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born September 13, 1891 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Marion Wilson and Mariah McClure Wilson. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Akers, preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Davis of Hellier, Mrs. Edith Childers of Dant, VA, and Mrs. Randall Webb of Richmond, VA; three sons, Paul Akers and Clifford Akers, both of Louisa, and Walter Akers of Hellier; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

BATES, Mabel Mae

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Mae Bates of Fort Gay, mother of Mrs. Wilburn Meredith and former restaurant owner and operator, who died October 8, at home were conducted October 12 at Young Funeral Home with burial in Hall Cemetery route 1, Louisa.

 

BRADLEY, Gypsie (Burchett)

1890-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Gypsie Burchett Bradley, 85, of Louisa, were conducted October 7 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery. She died October 5, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bradley was born December 15, 1890, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mart and Jessie Carter Burchett. Her husband, Landon E. Bradley, Sr., died in 1956. She was a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church and was a former Lawrence County school teacher. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Alexander of Ashland and Mrs. Guy Trador of Huntington; two sons, Vincent Bradley of Louisa and L. e. Bradley, Jr., of route 4, Louisa; a step son, John Gay of Ashland; two brothers, Riley T. Burchett of Akron, OH and Paul Burchett of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

BUSH, Cora Jane (Thompson)

1897-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Jane bush, 78, Lebanon, OH, formerly of Grayson, who died October 9, in Lebanon, were conducted October 12, at the Hitchins Gospel Mission Church by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Edgar Rogers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Grayson. Mrs. Bush was born October 17, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Samantha Webb Thompson. Her husband, Clyde Bush, died in 1951. Surviving are six sons, D. T. Bush of Dayton, OH, Ernest and Dan Bush both of Grayson and William Curtis, Clyde Jr. and Vernon Bush, all of Lebanon; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Green and Mrs. Bonnie Cappes, both of Lebanon; four brothers, Haskell Thompson of Washington Court House, OH, Wilson Thompson of Lexington, Buddy Thompson of Webbville and Paul Thompson of Oberlin, OH; a sister, Mrs. Gracie Webb of Webbville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Audrey Pennington of West Virginia and Mrs. Jewell Stone of Dayton, OH; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

BUTLER, James Elwood

1923-1976

James Elwood Butler, 53, of Xenia, OH, died September 29, at the residence. Funeral services were conducted in Ohio with burial in Somersford, OH. He was born April 22, 1923 at Houcksville, KY, a son of th elate Sam and Emma Butler. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Butler; one daughter, Pamela Jackson; two sons, Sam Butler and Eddie Butler; one sister, Hazel Butler of Columbus; two brothers, Robert L. Butler of Ashland and Charles V. Butler of Grayson; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

CARR, Willard

11919-1976

Funeral services for Willard Carr, 57, of KY 5, Louisa, who died October 1, were conducted October 7, at the Smith Chapel Church, KY 5, Louisa, by the Rev. W. R. Barker. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Carr was born August 20, 1919 in Mingo County, WV, a son of Mrs. Polly Fields Carr of route 1, Louisa and the late Harry Carr. He was a former member of the Lawrence County sheriff's department, a member of Smith Chapel Church, a member of the V. F. W. in Louisa and a veteran of World War II. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Artrip Carr; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Rice of Monore, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Maxine Compton of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Nell Daniels of Newport, MI and Mrs. Maggie Back of Ashland; a brother, Harold Carr of route 1, Louisa and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

COLLINS, Laura (Hensley)

Funeral services for former Louisian, Mrs. Laura Hensley Collins, 86, of Monroe, MI, were conducted in Young Funeral Home, September 29. Burial was in the Wooten Cemetery. Mrs. Collins died September 26 in Michigan following an extended illness. Surviving are three sons, James and John Edward Morgan, both of Louisa and one in Michigan; five daughters; and several brother, sisters and grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

DANIELS, Richard Dale

Funeral services for Richard Dale Daniels, of route 1, Louisa, who died October 18, at his residence were conducted October 21, at the Old Hood United Baptist Church by Elders Florida Lyons and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Daniels was born April 1, 1955 at Louisa, a son of Bascom and Laura Green Daniels of route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are five sisters, Mrs. William G. Webb of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Lyden M. Adams of Flatwoods, Miss Mary E. Daniels, at home, Mrs. Fred Jordan of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Frank Lilly of Adams, four brothers, James M. Daniels of route 1, Louisa, Melvin Daniels of Columbus and Harold D. and Danny R. Daniels, both of Louisa; and a grandmother, Mrs. Carrie J. Daniels of Westwood. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1976

 

DAVIS, Mertie (Childers)

1880-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mertie Davis, 97, of Richardson, were conducted in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Meade. Burial was in Davis Cemetery. She died at 7:30 p.m. October 23 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Davis was born September 15 1880, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Hayden and Mary Borders Childers. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank Boyd of Richardson and Mrs. Mary Edith Hicks and Mrs. Jesse Childers, both of Louisa and two brothers, Harmon and Frank Childers, both of Richardson. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1976

 

FRASHER, Ida (Wooten)

1889-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Frasher, 87, of Louisa, were conducted October 17 in the Newcomb Chapel Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan, the Rev. Eli Moore and the Rev. Fleming Justice. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Frasher died October 15, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Frasher was born April 22, 1889, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Martha Collinsworth Wooten. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Purl Frasher; three sons, Earl Frahser of Portsmouth, OH, and Paul B. and Homer L. Frasher both of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Cora Moore of Albany, OH; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1976

 

FRASHER, Raymond Bryan (Sug)

1904-1976

Funeral services for Raymond Bryan (Sug) Frasher, 72, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Savage. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Frasher was born January 29,1 904 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Lyda Mae Vanhoose and Reynolds Franklin Frasher. He was a member of the Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM in Fort Gay and Royal Arch Chapter of Wayne, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Bush Frasher, a stepson, Danny Lewis Hall of Louisville; one brother, W. R. Frasher of Fort Gay and a sister, Mrs. Cecil Patton of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

FYFFE, Proctor J.

1896-1976

Services for Proctor J. Fyffe, 80, of Warner Robins, GA, formerly of Louisa, were held at Warner Robins on Thursday, September 30. Burial was in the Magnolia Park Cemetery at Warner Robins. Mr. Fyffe died on September 28 following  a lengthy illness. He was a native of Flat Gap, KY, moving to Georgia two years ago from Louisa. Mr. Fyffe was the son of the late Felix Fyffe andFlaura Evans Fyffe. He was a retired farmer and former sheriff of Lawrence County. Mr. Fyffe was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge, at Blaine, KY. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Coonie W. Fyffe of Warner Robins; three daughters, Mrs. H. D. Morris, Tempe, AZ, Mrs. Richard R. Evans, West Palm Beach, FL, and Mrs. Norman G. Sexton, Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Slone, Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Russell Boggs, Lexington; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

 

GEORGE, William

1893-1976

Funeral services for William George, 83, of Ulysses, former Lawrence County deputy sheriff, were conducted October 14, in Young Funeral Home by minister Scott Griffith assisted by the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. George died October 11, at the residence. Active in Republican politics all his life, he served two terms as deputy sheriff under Sheriff Proctor Fyffe. He was a grader operator for the Kentucky Bureau of Highways for many years and was also a retired grader operator for Lawrence County. He was a member of the IOFF Lodge at Charley. Mr. George was born February 13, 1893, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Jesse and Julia Davis George. He was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Hale George; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Johnson of Minerva, OH; two sons, Dr. Howard George of Philadelphia and Jesse George of New Albany, OH; a brother, Joe George of Louisa; six grandchildren, including one deceased; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1976

 

HEPLER, James E.

1929-1976

Funeral services for James E. Hepler, 47, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Teddy Preston. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, Chapmansville, WV. Mr. Hepler died September 30 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Hepler was born February 7, 1929, in Roanoke, VA, a son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Martin Hepler. He was a retired electrician for Amherst Coal Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina Lilly Hepler; two daughters, Mrs. Roseanna Mercer of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Edna Diann Preston of Ashland; a son, James Lewis Hepler of route 4, Louisa; three brothers, Winford Hepler of Logan, WV, Carl Hepler of Pecks Mill, WV and Richard Hepler of Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

HOLBROOK, Wales

Funeral services for Wales Holbrook, Louisa, who died October 9 in Louisa Community Hospital were conducted October 12 at Lawrence County Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

JEWELL, Minnie Mae (Canterbury)

1913-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Mae Jewell, 62, of route 2, Louisa, who died October 9, at her residence, were conducted October 12 at the Richardson Chapel Church by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and the Rev. Bill Meade. Burial was in the Cook Cemetery at route 2. Mrs. Jewell was born December 27, 1913, at Patrick, a daughter of the late Jim and Sallie Cyrus Canterbury. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Paul Canterbury of route 2, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Baldwin of Kenova, Mrs. Clara Bryant of Berlin Heights, OH and Mrs. Christine Griffith of Norwalk, OH; two brothers, Andrew and James Canterbury, Jr. both of Huron, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

LESTER, Zelda (Christian)

1893-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Zelda Christian Lester, 82, of route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted Thursday at Morris Funeral Home at Wayne by Rev. Jon Walden and Rev.

Audrey Lester. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Wayne. Mrs. Lester died October 4 at Louisa Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Lester was born October 19, 1893, at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late James and Alice Lakin Christian. Surviving are her husband Harry Lester; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Fleming and Mrs. Mildred Maynard of Fort Gay and Mrs. Kathleen Branham of Portsmouth, OH; two sons, Ralph Lester of Fort Gay and Audrey Lester of South Point, OH; one brother, Curtis Christian of Fort Gay; two sisters, Fannie Thompson, Lehigh Acres, FL and Clella Lester of Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by another son, George Lester. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

MAYNARD, Alex Dan

1923-1976

Alex Dan Maynard, 53, of route 5, Louisa, died Monday at 2 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services are to be conducted Wednesday, October 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Friendship United Baptist Church, route 3, Louisa, by Sammy Branham, minister. Burial will be in Hammond Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. He was born May 3, 1923 in Chattroi, WV, a son of Laurel Maynard and Stella Pope Maynard. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Garnett Hammond Maynard; two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Ratliff of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Keith Bradley of Fallsburg; three sons, Charles Maynard of Louisa, Danny Maynard at home, Kenneth Maynard of route 2, Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. Mose Ratliff of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Charles Hammond of Point Section, Louisa, Mrs. Paul Graham of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Vernon Webb of West Virginia; four brothers, Ray Maynard, Paul Maynard and Thomas Maynard, all of route 5, Louisa and Jarrett Maynard of Huntington; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body is at the home of his mother. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

MAYNARD, Irlen Ray

1922-1976

Funeral services for Irlen Maynard, 54, of route 5, Louisa, who died October 18, in King's Daughters' Hospital were conducted October 20 in the Friendship United Baptist Church, at route 5, by Elder Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Mr. Maynard was born April 6, 1922, at Glenhayes, WV, a son of Lurel Maynard and Mrs. Stella Pope Maynard of route 5, Louisa. He was an employee of the Chessie System and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Glenna Clements Maynard of Hambley, WV; a son, Harold Raymond Maynard  of Louisa; two step daughters, Mrs. Kathy Nicks of East Bank, WV and Mrs. Connie Baldwin of Hambley; a stepson, James Clements of Hambley; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Ratcliffe and Mrs. Faye Hammond both of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Peggy Graham of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Linda Webb of Branchland, WV; three brothers, Paul and Tommy Maynard both of route 5, Louisa, and Jarrett Maynard of Huntington, WV and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 27,1 976

 

MCCORMICK, Ishmael

1923-1976

Funeral services for Ishmael McCormick, 53, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted October 2, in Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Everett Meddings. Burial was in Reed Cemetery. Mr. McCormick died September 29. Mr. McCormick was born March 4, 1923, in Logan, WV, a son of the late William and Susie Newsome McCormick. He was employed by Lycan's Home Nursery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erma Caudill McCormick; two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Jean Little of Huntington and Mrs. Cathy Thompson of Louisa; two sons, Jimmy Ishmael McCormick of Dayton, OH, and Michael McCormick at home; his step-mother, Mrs. Myrtle McCormick of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Florence Patton of Fort Gay; two brothers, Bill McCormick of Fort Gay and Charlie McCormick of Huntington; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

ROBINETTE, Milton

1903-1976

Funeral services for Milton Robinette, 73, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday morning in Young Funeral Home by Kay (Junior) Thompson, minister. Burial was in the Robinette family cemetery. He died October 2, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Robinette was born June 4, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fleming and Elizabeth Dooley Robinette. Surviving are a son, Bobby Robinette of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Tarr of Ashland; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

SPEARS, Dollie Bell (Evans)

Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Bell Spears, 53, of Sandusky, OH, were conducted Tuesday morning in Ridgewood Chapel, Castalia, OH by the Rev. William T. Lewis. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Sandusky. Mrs. Spears died October 9 in Sandusky Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Louisa, she had lived in that area for the past 14 years. She was a member of the Welcome Home United Baptist Church of Sandusky. Survivors include her husband, Henry Spears; two sons, Floyd Spears of Sandusky and Glenn Spears of Huron, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Margie) Savage of rural Sandusky and Mrs. James (Betty) Fields of rural Castalia; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Vicie Mollett of Louisa; a brother, Lee Evans of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Willard (Sadie) Dalton of Piqua, OH and Mrs. Wilburn (Edna) Jarrells of Inez. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Hazel Farmer. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1976

 

SPEARS, Myrtle Jane (Crider)

1891-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Jane Spears, 85, of Cherokee, were conducted October 14, at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John Burch. Mrs. Spears died October 11. Mrs. Spears was born May 12, 1891, at German, a daughter of the late James and Esther Thompson Crider. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William K. Spears, three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Endicott of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Cora Cline of Obetz, OH, and Mrs. Goldie Akers of Blaine; two sons, Lemuel Foley of Prestonsburg and Earl Spears of Lancaster, OH; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1976

 

STEWART, Mattie (Foster-Mulkey)

1888-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Foster Mulkey Stewart, 88, of Webbville, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Ralph Butler. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died the morning of September 30 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Stewart was born March 13, 1888, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Archie and Alice Montgomery Foster. She was a member of Dry Fork Holiness. She was preceded in death by her second husband, George Stewart i 1946. Surviving are four sons, Ernest Mulkey of Mesa, AZ, Glen Mulkey of Webbville, Walter Mulkey of Hanging Rock, OH and Lovell Mulkey of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mrs. John R. Stevens of Ashland, Mrs. Erma Harris of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Harold Clifton of Melbourne, FL; one brother, John Foster of Reynoldsburg, OH; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ella Wheeler of Ironton; 46 grandchildren and 61 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Norma (Clark)

1913-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Clark Thompson, 62, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Old Pleasant Baptist Church by the Rev. Glenn Day. Burial was in Sam Damron Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died October 23, in a Huntington hospital, following a traffic accident. Mrs. Thompson, member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church was born December 26, 1913, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Wallace Clark. Her husband, the Rev. Wayne Thompson died in 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Stella Marcum and Mrs. Nella Thompson, both of Fort Gay; two sons, Garland Jarvis Thompson and Charles Wayne Thompson, both of Fort Gay; three stepsons, Carmie Thompson, Luther Thompson and Glenn Thompson, all of route 2, Fort Gay; two step daughters , Mrs. Hazel Fugett of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Mabel Thompson of Huntington; four sisters, Mrs. Angeline Gilkerson and Mrs. Ida Smith, both of Wayne, Mrs. Martha Fortner of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Francis Mathis of Cleveland, three brothers, Boyd Clark of Ceredo, and Allen Clark and Edgar Clark, both of Wayne, and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1976

 

VANHOOSE, Mary (Edwards)

1889-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Vanhoose, 87, of Louisa were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Vanhoose died October 21. Mrs. Vanhoose was born February 13, 1889, in Whitehouse, a  daughter of the late John and Susan Hatfield Edwards. Her husband, Harry A. Vanhoose, die din 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mike Holt of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lossie Dawson of route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Elmira Webb of Prichard, WV, two sons, Kentucky State Police Lt. Billy Joe Vanhoose of Ashland and Calvin Vanhoose of route 1, Fort Gay, a brother, Pearlie Edwards of Williamson, WV; 27 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1976

 

YOUNG, Bess (Berry)

Funeral services for former Louisan and Ashlander Mrs. Bess Berry Young, 87, of Huntington, AL were conducted Tuesday morning in John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. E. C. Gartell of Huntsville. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. She was the widow of the late Thomas R. Young Jr. and a daughter of Dr. William A. and Belvia Jordan Berry. A native of Louisa, she spent the major portion of her life in Ashland, residing in the old Berry home on Winchester Avenue near 23rd Street for 67 years, from the time it was built in 1893 until it was torn down in 1970. She had made her home with her daughters in Huntington and in Huntsville for the last several years. A former member of the Methodist Church, she was a member of the First Presbyterian of Ashland since 1909. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Young Gibson of Huntington and Mrs. Jessamine Young Wooton of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Mrs. Shirley Wooten Hellmuth of Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. Betty Wooton Gift of Lexington, KY, Charles N. Wooton, Jr. of Columbus and William T. Wooton of Atlanta, GA; and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1976

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BELCHER, William F.

1907-1976

Funeral services for William Forest Belcher, 69, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Belcher died November 4, in King's Daughters' Hospital as the result of burns. Mr. Belcher was born September 30, 1907, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Harvey and Mary Harvey Belcher. He was a retied sawyer at Louisa Box and Lumber Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Marie Prince Belcher; five daughters, Mrs. Jennie Hall and Mrs. Brenda Hinie, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Hope Lewis and Frances K. Belcher, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Carolyn Horn, of Marion, OH; a son, Harvey Belcher of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. Sally Williamson of Louisa, Mrs. Cecil Perry of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Nancy Williams of Warren, OH; a brother, Arnold Belcher of Warren and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, November 10, 1976

 

BLEVINS, Sam

1897-1976

Funeral services for Sam Blevins, 79, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted November 7 in the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery. Mr. Blevins died November 3 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Blevins was born March 16, 1897, in Salyersville, a son of the late Henry and Josephine Adams Blevins. He was a retired railroader, miner and an employee of Appalachian Power Co. in Huntington and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Moore Blevins, five daughters, Mrs. Opal Robertson of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Berdie McMillan of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Barbara Eden of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Lorana McMillan of Berea, OH, and Mrs. Ethel Artrip of Brunswick, OH; five sons, Frank, Chester and Elza Blevins all of Cleveland, and Ray Blevins of Berea, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Wellman and Mrs. Cora Webb both of route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Laura Salyers of Mansfield, OH, a brother, Ivory Blevins of route 2, Fort Gay; 39 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1976

 

BURCHETTE, David

1898-1976

Funeral services for Lawrence native, David Burchette, 78, of Circleville, OH, were conducted October 25, in Wellman Funeral Home with burial in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. Mr. Burchette died October 21 in Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus. He was born January 24, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Emily Berry Burchette. Survivors include his wife, Rosie Foster Burchette, two sons, Estill Burchette of Rushville and Robert Burchette at home; three daughters, Mrs. Ailene Harron of route 2,  Mrs. Glenda Mullet, 163 Caroline Court, and Mrs. Jannis Schlegler, of Westerville, and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler of Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1976

 

CARTER, Ellen (Vanhoose)

1894-1976

Funeral services for Ellen Vanhoose Carter, 82, of route 2, Louisa, who died October 24, at Louisa Community Hospital of an extended illness, were conducted October 27, at w p.m. at the Chapman Methodist Church by Ministers Gallie Isaac, George Travis and William Teems. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery at Chapman, KY. She was born September 6, 1894 at Georges Creek a daughter of the late Buddy Vanhoose and Sarah Adams. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Carter died in 1956. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Jordan of route 2 Louisa, and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Carter of Catawba, OH; two brothers, Roy Vanhoose of route 1, Louisa and Hansel Vanhoose of Ashland and 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1976

 

CHAFFIN, Lindsey

1902-1976

Funeral services for Lindsey Chaffin, 74, of 324 Sullivan Street, Louisa, formerly of Buchanan were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin, farmer and retired construction worker, died November 13, at the residence. He was born April 1, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Nancy and John Chaffin. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Louisa. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Jordan Brecka of Clearwater, FL, and Mrs. Carol Holbrook of Ashland, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie White of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Gladys Wylie of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, November 17, 1976

 

CHRISTIAN, Curtis

Funeral services for Curtis Christian, 90, of route 1, Fort Gay, were Wednesday, November 17, at 2 p.m. in Greenbrier Baptist Church. Burial was to be in Bartram Cemetery. A retied carpenter for N & W Railway, he was the husband of the late Stella Trogddon Christian. Mr. Christian died Sunday in Huntington. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1976

 

CLARKSON, Hilbert

1889-1976

Funeral services for Hilbert Clarkson, 87, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, November 23, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond with burial in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Clarkson, died November 20, in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born February 22, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Lida Roberts Clarkson, and was a World War I. veteran. His wife, Mrs. Beivis Bradley Clarkson, died in 1968. Survivors include one son, Ival Clarkson of Columbus, one sister, Mrs. Maude Ferrell of Adams, two brothers, Effort Clarkson of Busseyville and Clifford Clarkson of route 4, Louisa, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

DOBYNS, Elizabeth Lucille (Skaggs)

1916-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Dobyns, 60, Louisa, who died at 7:30 p.m. November 3, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness were conducted November 6, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Lowell Langefeld and the Rev. Ack Sturgill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dobyns was born March 20, 1916, at Martha, a daughter of Mrs. Lola Williams Skaggs of Ashland and the late Ford Skaggs. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, was a former Lawrence County school teacher and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 292 of Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Russell Dobyns, a sister, Mrs. Freda Lintzinger of Columbus; a brother, Howard Skaggs of Martha; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1976

 

FRAZIER, Hezekiah (Carl)

1897-1976

Funeral services for Hezekiah (Carl) Frazier, 79, of Fort Gay, who died October 31, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital were conducted November 3 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Perry Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Frazier was born March 5, 1897, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Charles Walter and Christiana Fry Frazier. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad where he was assistant paint foreman, was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Fort Gay Lodge AM & FM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Perry Frazier, three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Kitts, Jr., and Mrs. Paul Robertson, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Wilford Napier of route 2, Fort Gay, three sons, Carl Herbert Frazier of route 3, Louisa, Jack Bernard Frazier of Huntington, and Richard Wayne Frazier with the Air Force at San Antonio, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Mitchell of Wayne and Mrs. Blanche Workman of route 1, Wayne; a brother, George Frazier of Kenova; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1976

 

HAYES, Beulah (Miller)

1894-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Hayes, 82, of the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Mary Emily Church by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Judd Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Hayes died November 13, in a Huntington Hospital. She was born April 8, 1894, in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late James F. Miller and Mary Etta McKinster Miller. Her husband, Lewis Butler Hayes died in 1975. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ethel F. Reck of Columbus, Mrs. Jessie Hall of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Mary Adkins of Lancaster, OH, and Mrs. Edith Blackburn of Columbus; one son, Wesley Hayes of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Elva Sammons of Huntsville, AL, Mrs. Opal Jones and Mrs. Waldo Booth, both of Columbus; one brother, Shirley Miller of Oak Hill, OH; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home coordinated services. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1976

 

JORDAN, John W.

1941-1976

JUSTICE, Oscar

1924-1976

Two Blaine men were killed as the result of a head on collision on KY 32 near Blaine, Saturday evening, and three others were injured. Killed instantly at the scene .6 of a mile west of Blaine was 52 years old Oscar Justice, who was self-employed. He was a passenger in an automobile driven by John W. Jordan, 34, who died early Monday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, of injuries received in the mishap. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loomis said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. The Jordan vehicle was traveling west on KY 32, but was in the east lane, Trooper Loomis reported. A vehicle traveling east on KY 32 was driven by Jimmy D. Honeycutt, 19, of Blaine. He attempted to avoid the crash by pulling to the side of the road, but to no avail, the Trooper continued.  The driver suffered a leg injury and was treated and dismissed at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead.

 

Passenger Melinda K. Honeycutt, 17, of Blaine is a patient in St. Claire with multiple injuries and 15 year old Larry Honeycutt of Blaine was treated there for an arm injury and released. Mr. Justice was born September 18, 1924, in Lawrence County, a son of Hobert and Donna Cantrell Justice. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Russell of Marion, OH, Mrs. Willie R. Moore of Blaine, and Mrs. Nola H. Moore of Columbus; two brothers, Lawrence S. Justice and David Junior Justice both of Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, November 23, in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial was in Justice Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Jordan, a factory worker, are to be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial is to be in Sanders Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Jordan was born November 24, 1941, a son of the late Schofield Jordan and Mrs. Gertrude Chapman Jordan of Blaine. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joyce Jeffrie Jordan of Columbus, one daughter, Sheila Jordan, and one son, John T. Jordan, both at home; one sister, Jeanie Jordan of Blaine; five brothers, Dean Jordan of Cardington, OH, Don Jordan of Hamilton, OH, Bill Jordan of Kermit, WV, James Jordan of Los Angeles, CA and Roger Jordan of Blaine; maternal grandmother Mrs. Myrtle Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH. The body will be taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence of his mother at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 where friends may call. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

JUSTICE, Oscar

1924-1976

JORDAN, John W.

1941-1976

Two Blaine men were killed as the result of a head on collision on KY 32 near Blaine, Saturday evening, and three others were injured. Killed instantly at the scene .6 of a mile west of Blaine was 52 years old Oscar Justice, who was self-employed. He was a passenger in an automobile driven by John W. Jordan, 34, who died early Monday in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, of injuries received in the mishap. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loomis said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. The Jordan vehicle was traveling west on KY 32, but was in the east lane, Trooper Loomis reported. A vehicle traveling east on KY 32 was driven by Jimmy D. Honeycutt, 19, of Blaine. He attempted to avoid the crash by pulling to the side of the road, but to no avail, the Trooper continued.  The driver suffered a leg injury and was treated and dismissed at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead.

 

Passenger Melinda K. Honeycutt, 17, of Blaine is a patient in St. Claire with multiple injuries and 15 year old Larry Honeycutt of Blaine was treated there for an arm injury and released. Mr. Justice was born September 18, 1924, in Lawrence County, a son of Hobert and Donna Cantrell Justice. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Russell of Marion, OH, Mrs. Willie R. Moore of Blaine, and Mrs. Nola H. Moore of Columbus; two brothers, Lawrence S. Justice and David Junior Justice both of Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, November 23, in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial was in Justice Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Jordan, a factory worker, are to be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial is to be in Sanders Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Jordan was born November 24, 1941, a son of the late Schofield Jordan and Mrs. Gertrude Chapman Jordan of Blaine. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joyce Jeffrie Jordan of Columbus, one daughter, Sheila Jordan, and one son, John T. Jordan, both at home; one sister, Jeanie Jordan of Blaine; five brothers, Dean Jordan of Cardington, OH, Don Jordan of Hamilton, OH, Bill Jordan of Kermit, WV, James Jordan of Los Angeles, CA and Roger Jordan of Blaine; maternal grandmother Mrs. Myrtle Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH. The body will be taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence of his mother at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 where friends may call. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

KISE, Elizabeth (Travis)

1884-1976

Funeral services were conducted Monday in Meads Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bert Miller and the Rev. Willie g. Hayes for Mrs. Elizabeth Kise, 92, of Meads Branch. Burial was in Kise Cemetery. She died November 20, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kise was born October 10, 1889 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Millie Reynolds Travis. She was a member of the Meads Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chance Kise. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nola Bobst of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Harmon Ehrman of Dayton, Mrs. Walter Hartley of South Vienna, OH and Mrs. Gilbert Miller of Louisa; three sons, Charlie, Edgar and Buster Kise, all of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Estes of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Mrs. John Stralton of Ivel; three brothers, William Travis of Lake City, FL, Stroughter Travis of Springfield, OH and Samuel Travis of Beaver, OH; 17 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

PRICE, Martha Jane (Fitzpatrick)

1886-1976

Mrs. Martha Jane Price, 92, of Rt. 2 Louisa were conducted Nov. 10 in Richardson Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Meade and the Rev. Bill Teems. Mrs. Price died Nov. 8 at the residence.  Mrs. Price was born May 10, 1886, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Scott and Anna Fitzpatrick Preston.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 70 years.  Her husband, John Price, died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Missouri Sluss of Rt.2, Louisa; two sons, Cecil and Chester Price, both of Rt. 2, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Tona Hudson of Silver Springs, NY; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1976

 

RITTENBERRY, Earl

1919-1976

Funeral services for Earl Rittenberry, 57, of Perry, OH, who died November 15 as a result of injuries received when struck by a train in Perry, were conducted November 18, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Rittenberry Cemetery at route 2. Louisa. Mr. Rittenberry was born August 29, 1919, in Logan County, WV, a son of Mrs. Mary Stewart Rittenberry of route 2, Louisa and the late E. Rittenberry of the Wayside Garden Nursery at Perry. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Freda York Rittenberry; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Hell of Virginia Beach, VA, Mrs. Caroline Danyur of Cleveland, OH, and Misses Kimberly and Kathy Rittenberry, both at home; four sons, Bobby, Earl Jr., Donnie and William Rittenberry, all of Perry; a sister, Mrs. Irene Hanshaw of route 2 Louisa; a brother, Junior Rittenberry of Pittsburgh; and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

ROBINSON, Sidney

Funeral services for Sidney Robinson, 56, Genoa, WV, who died October 27, were conducted at 11 a.m. October 30 at the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Napier and the Rev. Orville Damron. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery. Mr. Robinson was a son of Everett W. Robinson of Louisa and a brother of Mrs. Annabelle Snow also of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1976

 

SAVAGE, Sophia (Pennington)

1895-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Savage, 81, of Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Sunday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was in Pennington cemetery. Mrs. Savage died November 4, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born March 26, 1895, in Carter County, a daughter of the late William Sanford and Angeline Leadingham Pennington. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Louisa; two sons, Warren Savage of Star Route, Louisa, and J. Virgil Savage of Marion, OH; a stepson, George Savage, Jr. ; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Bert, Jr.

1929-1976

Funeral services for Bert Thompson, Jr., 47, Sugar Grove, OH, were conducted November 20 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson,, formerly of route 1, Louisa, died November 17 in Sugar Grove, from injuries received in a truck accident. He was born March 25, 1929, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Bert Thompson and Mrs. Lillie Castle Thompson of Columbus. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Retha Sue Moore Thompson of Sugar Grove; five daughters, Mrs. Retha Asbelle of Groveport, Mrs. Debra Saunders of Rockbridge, OH, Miss Betty Sue Thompson of Columbus, Miss Bonnie Miller, Miss Brenda Thompson, both at home; three sons, Danny T. Miller, Arthur V. Miller, Bert J. Thompson all at home, three sisters, Mrs. Jean Bartlett and Mrs. Dimple F. Miller, both of Columbus, Mrs. Barbara Sue Miller of Groveport, OH; seven brothers, James W. Thompson, Pataskala, OH, Johnny Thompson, Bobby R. Thompson, Warren Thompson, William Thompson, Joe Thompson, and Greg Thompson, all of Columbus; one grandchild. Young Funeral Home directed the arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 23, 1976

 

THOMPSON, James Walter

1908-1976

Burial rites for James Walter Thompson, 68, who died October 30, in Madison County Hospital, London, OH, were conducted in Sunset County Cemetery, Alton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Oscar Evens, the Rev. Kenneth Tatman and the Rev. Buddy Tuttle of Columbus. A son of the late John W. and Genoia Kee Thompson, he was born and reared in Cordell. He was a deacon and 20 year member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Griffith Thompson; three daughters, Mrs. Hobert (Dorothy) Skaggs of Blaine, Mrs. Maxine (Fred) Peyton of Columbus and Mrs. Sue (Freddy) Waugh of Hillard, OH; four sons, Estille Thompson, Everett Thompson and Sebert Thompson, all of London, OH and Charles R. Thompson of Pataskala, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Vera Delong of Columbus, Mrs. Etta Arnold of Louisville, Mrs. Hattie Daniels of Blaine, Mrs. Lora White of Columbus, Mrs. Nancy Rallions of Columbus, Mrs. Betty Malliaa of Orlando, FL, six brothers, Walter Thompson of Wilbur, KY, Lewis Thompson and Arnold Thompson, of Blaine, Fred Thompson of Columbus, Robert Thompson of Canal Winchester and Frank Thompson of Fostoria, OH; 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1976

 

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BALL, Maude (Kendall)

Funeral services for former Louisan, Maude Childers Ball, 96, of Ashland were conducted December 11 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Pat Ed McDowell. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ball died December 8 in a Huntington hospital. She was born February 6, 1880, in Louisville, KY, a daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Pigg Kendall. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Ashland. Her husband, William Ball, died in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. Dolin (Clara) Phipps of Huntington, WV, two sons, George L. Childers of Louisville, KY and Ray Childers of Dubuque, IA; a sister, Mrs. Leo Huth of Zanesville, OH; 12 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1976

 

CHILDERS, Lloyd

1932-1976

Funeral services for Lloyd Childers, 44, of Richardson, were conducted December 1, in the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Nelson Fontenberry and the Rev. Charles Price. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Childers died November 28. Mr. Childers was born May 31, 1932 at Richardson, a son of Harmon and Dorothy Martin Childers of Richardson. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist  and of the Richardson Lodge 699 F & AM. He was an employee of Inco at Burnaugh in the maintenance department and was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Gretchen Scarberry Childers; a son, Lloyd Childers, Jr., at home; a sister, Miss Marie Childers at home; and two brothers, Clint Childers of Ashland and Glenn Childers of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1976

 

CLAY, Edward

1902-1976

Funeral services for Edward Clay, 74, of Ashland, native of River, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 15 in Second Baptist Church, Ashland, by the Rev. William A. Vallance and the Rev. Earl Neal. Burial was to be in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Clay died early Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Clay was born February 27, 1902, at River, a son of the late Henry and Ella Murray Clay. He was a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp., had worked there for 40 year. He resided in Ashland for 50 years, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church, IOOF 42, Odd Fellows, Catlettsburg, and was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1865. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Herma Holbrook Clay; three daughters, Mrs. Helen C. rice of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Ella Mae Rolen and Mrs. Wanda Lee Carter, both of Ashland, four sons, Edward Clay, Jr., of Akron, OH, Bobbie G. and Billie D. (Red) Clay, both of Ashland and Franklin D. Clay of Delaware, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Castle of Lowmansville and Mrs. Robie Brown of Plain City, OH; two brothers, Edgar Clay of River and Ollie Clay of Sitka; and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1976

 

COLLIER, Charlie

1887-1976

Funeral services for Lawrence native Charlie Collier, 89, of Portsmouth, were conducted December 3 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Collier died December 1 at the residence following and extended illness. He was born June 7, 1887 at Skaggs, KY, a son of the late Commodore and Mary Easterlin Collier. He was a retired farmer and member of the United Baptist Church of Keaton Fork. Survivors include  his wife, Mrs. Lula Skaggs Collier; a daughter, Mrs. Elva Holt of Portsmouth and a granddaughter, Lula Robertson of Elyria, OH. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1976

 

EDWARDS, Edna (Borders)

1902-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Edwards, 74, of Ulysses, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by Rev. Bird Webb and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died at 12:15 p.m. December 9 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was the wife of Sam Edwards who died in 1969. She was born August 19,1 902 at Ulysses, a daughter of the late William Anderson Borders and the late Geneva Burton Borders and was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Glen Compton of Ulysses; one son, Lloyd Young of route 3, Louisa; and five grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, December 15, 1976

 

FRANKLIN, Gussie (Walker)

1897-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Walker Franklin, 79, of route 2 Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. William
Teems. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery. Mrs. Franklin died November 26. Mrs. Franklin was born June 25, 1897, in Wise County, VA, a daughter of the late James Walker and Mary Elswick Walker. She was a member of the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Herbert L. Franklin, died in 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Moore of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. William Hardin of Wyandotte, MI; two sons, James F. Franklin of route 2, Louisa, and Herbert Franklin of Mt. Sterling; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Belcher of Southgate, MI, Mrs. Bernice Lykins of Ashland and Mrs. Georgia Ward of Wyandotte; a brother, Ed Walker of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1976

 

GRAY, James L. Sr.

Funeral services for James L. Gray, Sr. were conducted December 22 at the Spring Grove Mausoleum Chapel, in Cincinnati, by the Rev. Dennis Chandler. Mr. Gray resided in Louisa for many years and was associated with the L. F. Wellman Hardware. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, and is survived by his wife, Maxine Wellman Gray; a son, Dr. James L. Gray, Jr.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Suzanne Gray Miler, James L. Gray, III, and Lee Gray; a brother, Herbert Gray of Cadiz, KY and a sister, Mrs. Anna Alsman of San Jose, CA. Mr. Gray had resided in Cincinnati for the past five years. Big Sandy News, December 29,1 976

 

HALL, Alcie (Cordle)

1910-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Alcie Hall, 66, of Blaine, were conducted November 28 in Brushy Fork United Baptist Church of Blaine. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery. Mrs. Hall died November 25 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hall was born March 2, 1910, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Jim and Jeanette Cordle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, James Russell Hall of Blaine; and a sister, Mrs. Nancy Grimm of Blaine. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1976

 

HENSLEY, Jack Dempsey

1929-1976

Funeral services for Jack Dempsey Hensley, 47, of Webbville, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Hitchins Gospel Methodist Church by the Rev. Ernest Bush and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery. Mr. Hensley died December 25 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Hensley was born April 13, 1929, in Lawrence County, a son of Dewey Martin Hensley of Webbville, and the late Mrs. Lena Murphy Hensley. He was an army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleatis Swinfort Hensley; a son, Jack Hensley, Jr., at home; three daughters, Misses Lena Marie, Eva Mae and Patty Sue Hensley all at home; a brother, Junior Hensley of Dayton, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Juanita Hodge of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Martha Jane Moore and Mrs. Opal Caudill both of Louisa, Mrs. Irene Mulkey of Grayson, Mrs. Patty Blevins of Webbville and Mrs. Jeraldine Weathers of Georgia. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1976

 

LITTLE, William A.

1897-1976

Funeral services for William A. Little, 78, of Point Section, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, in Smith Chapel Church. Burial was in See-Little Cemetery. Mr. Little died at 4:20 a.m. Monday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Little was born December 29, 1897, in Floyd County, a son of the late John and Betty Johnson Little. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilva See Little; two daughters, Mrs. Mosolette Kidd of Point Section, Louisa and Mrs. Marline Ellis of Louisa; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1976

 

MCGLONE, Everett (Red)

Funeral services were conducted in Columbus for Everett (Red) McGlone, who died November 21 of carbon monoxide poisoning, while listening to musical tapes in his automobile, parked in the family garage. An employee of D & S Blacktop, Mr. McGlone, had returned from a hunting trip, when he told his wife, he intended to listen to the tapes in the garage. Police said the tape deck and engine were still running when Mrs. McGlone found her husband in the front seat of the car. Police classified the death as accidental. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grethael Abless McGlone; a son John McGlone; mother, Mrs. Nora McGlone of Columbus; five sisters, Tish Wilburn, Maxine McCormick, Gahanna, Anniebelle Stamper, all of Columbus, Susie Frazier of Kentucky and Elsie Thomas of Mississippi and two brothers, Monroe McGlone and William McGlone, both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1976

 

PRESTON, Rev. Elzie

1906-1976

Funeral services for the Rev. Elzie Preston, 70 of Louisa, were conducted December 23 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Arthur Preece, the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Floyd Lyons. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Rev. Preston died December 20. The Rev. Preston was born January 4, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Melvin and Lucinda Stacey Preston. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, was a retired employee of the Chessie System, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Maintenance. His first wife, Mrs. Alka Preston, died in 1965. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Ball Lemaster Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Phillip Clark, both of Middleport, OH; a son, Julius Preston of Gallipolis, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lena Mae Maynard of Middleport; a brother, Edgar Preston of Paintsville; and 22 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1976

 

SHANNON, Clarence

1908-1976

Clarence Shannon, 68, of route 5, Louisa, was dead on arrival Sunday at Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Shannon was born April 16, 1908, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Sallie Hammond Shannon. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bertha Marvin of West Virginia; a brother, William G. Shannon of route 5, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial will be in the Shannon Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1976

 

THOMPSON, Virgie Mae (Adkins)

1920-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Mae Thompson, 55, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted December 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died December 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born December 21, 1920, in Logan County, Wv, a daughter of the late Matt and Nora Dameron Adkins. Her husband, Ernest Thompson, died in 1970. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John Pennington of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Jack Holt of Fort Gay, Mrs. Jerry Evans of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ernest Young of Louisa and Miss Debra Thompson at home; a son, Paul Edward Thompson at home; two brothers, Joseph Adkins and Charles Adkins, both of route 2, Fort Gay; and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1976

 

WILSON, Nancy M. (Belcher)

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy M. Wilson, 64, of Warren, OH, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren. Mrs. Wilson was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Belcher. Surviving are her husband, Hoy Wilson; a son, Jack Branham of Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Delcie Perry of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Sally Williamson of Louisa; and a brother, Arnold Belcher of Leavittsburg, OH. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1976

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