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BROWNING, Andrew

1904-1977

Funeral services for Andrew Browning, 72, of Louisa, were conducted January 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Salters Cemetery. Mr. Browning died January 4, at the residence. Mr. Browning was born March 18, 1904, at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Sye and Ethel Hubbard Browning. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Salyers Browning; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Mabry of Saint Mary's, OH; three sons, Jimmy Browning of Columbus, OH, Ernest Browning of Clyde, OH and Robert Browning of Cleveland; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Preece and Mrs. Lee Fish, both of South Charleston, Mrs. Belva Preece of Delbarton, WV and Mrs. Flornoy Wilson of North Carolina; three brothers, Harry Browning of Texas, Lewis Browning of Detroit, and Chester Browning of Arizona; a stepson, Paul Cooksey of Detroit; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1977

 

COFFEY, William Cecil

1915-1977

William Cecil Coffey, 61, of route 4, Louisa, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, in the Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan, Rev. Jack Woods. Burial was in McDaniels Cemetery. He was born December 29, 1915 at route 4, Louisa, a son of Mrs. Laura Murphy Coffey and the late William D. Coffey. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Alexander Coffey, to whom he was married 43 years; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Savage of route 4, Louisa, three sons, James W. Coffey of Ashland, Freddie H. Coffey of Louisa and Thomas R. Coffey of route 4, Louisa, 9 sisters, Mrs. Wilda Frazier of Rush, Mrs. Elva Ward of North Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Mary Hicks and Mrs. Irene McCalvin, both of Ashland, Mrs. Geneva Hughes and Mrs. Lorraine May, both of Columbus, Mrs. Garnet Cooksey of Flatwoods, Mrs. Belva Fannin of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Lillie Bowling of Circleville, OH; two brothers, Walden Coffey of route 4, Louisa and Chester Coffey of Columbus and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1977

 

CYRUS, Jim

1914-1977

Funeral services for Jim Cyrus, 62, of Louisa, were conducted January 14, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died January 11, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Cyrus was born May 15, 1914, at Auxier, a son of the late Richard and Grace Burton Cyrus. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa, of the Apperson Lodge 195 of Louisa, and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, Harry Richard Cyrus of route 2, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. John Butler of Phoenix and Mrs. Buel Lyons of Louisa; two grandchildren; four nieces and two nephews. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1977

 

DAVIS, Forest O. (Frosty)

1896-1977

Funeral services for Forest O. (Frosty) Davis, 80, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted January 15, in Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, by Rev. Clifford Schell. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. The former resident of Kenova, died January 12 in J.J. Jordan Geriatric center. He was born January, 21, 1896, at Roach, WV, a son of the late John Martin and Anna Gibson Davis. He was a retired truck driver for Minter Homes Corporation and was a veteran of World War I, a member of Kenova Methodist Church and a charter member of the Veterans of World War I  of Huntington, Barracks No. 1993. His wife, Mabel Henderson Davis, died in 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James J. (Joann) Handley of Catlettsburg, route 2; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Cox and Miss Daisy Davis, both of Logan and Mrs. Alpha Harnesbarger of Huntington; and one granddaughter. The American Legion Post 93 of Kenova conducted graveside rites. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1977

 

GAULT, Erma (Remmele)

1887-1977

Mrs. Erma R. Gault, 89, of Hazard, died Monday in Hazard Appalachian Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 6, in Ingle Funeral Chapel, Hazard, conducted by the Rev. Clyde Johnson, with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. She was born January 6, 1887, in Louisa, a daughter of the late George William and Laura Allen Salyer Remmele. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Charles Allen Gault of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Mrs. Grace Remmele Gault of Hazard and one grandson. Graveside rites will be in Pine Hill at 4 p.m. Thursday. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1977

 

LEEDY, Walter Jack

1926-1977

Funeral services for Walter Jack Leedy, 50, of Richardson, were to be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the residence by ministers, Mark Lemaster, Arthur Price, and Charlie Price. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Leedy died January 15, at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Leedy was born December 11, 1926, in Lawrence County, a son of Walter Leedy of Richardson and the late Pearl Butcher Leedy. He was postmaster of Richardson for 23 years. Surviving in addition to his father are his stepmother, Mrs. Mollie Robinson Leedy; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Huff of Naples and Mrs. Pearl Ruth Martin and Mrs. Christine Preston, both of Columbus, and a brother, William Jackson of Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1977

 

MOORE, Frank

Funeral services for Frank Moore, 79, of Louisa were conducted January 14, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died January 12, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Moore was born at Blaine, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Moore. He was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodsit Church of Fallsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Golda Moore; a son, J.K. Moore of Winchester, a daughter, Mrs. Martin C. Noger of Lexington; a brother, Ruben Moore of Blaine and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1977

 

PETERS, Merica

1912-1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Merica Peters, 64, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. John Bailey and Rev. John Davidson. Burial was in Smokey Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Peters died December 31 in King's Daughters; Hospital, Ashland, following a brief illness. Mrs. Peters was born April 19, 1912, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Rev. Felix Skaggs and Rilda Collier Skaggs. She was a retired clerk for Carter's Department Store. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ellen Kelly of Kenova; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Britt of Huntington; a son, Ulysses (Sonny) Branham of Burkesville; two stepsons, Paul Peters, of Fort Gay and Glen Peters of Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Marie Preece of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1977

 

PLUMMER, Bernard

 1920-1977

Funeral services for Bernard Plummer, 56, Fort Gay, WV, who died January 13, in Florida, were conducted Monday at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Rue Cavins. Burial was in the Webb family cemetery. Mr. Plummer was born June 12, 1920, in Johnson County, a son of the late Eddie and Edith Williamson Plummer. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Athlene Plummer, two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Pack and Miss Yvonne Plummer, both of Columbus; four sons, James Eddie, Bernard Lee, Darrell Ray and Michael Plummer, all of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Serida Davis of Montrose, CO, Mrs. Golda Jarrell of Huntington and Mrs. Lydia Webb of Fort Gay, five brothers, Bradford and Howard Plummer both of Huntington, Deward Plummer of Jeffersonville, IN, Millard Plummer of Fort Gay and Ruford Plummer of Tuscon; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 19, 1977

 

PORTER, Ernest (Ward)

1944-1976

Funeral services for Ernest (Ward) Porter, 32, were conducted December 30, in the Willard Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Porter Cemetery. Mr. Porter died December 27. Mr. Porter was born January 17, 1944, at Dobbins, a son of Mrs. Faye Frazier Porter of Webbville and the late Willie Porter. He was a boilermaker and member of the Willard Masonic Lodge 626 F & AM. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Blevins Porter; two sons, Stephen and Scott Porter both at home; four brothers, Royce and Denver Porter, both of Hitchins, and Rex and John Porter, both of Webbville and four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Cooper of Grayson, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Lexington, Mrs. Thomas Wells of Vermillion, OH and Mrs. Milton Ratcliff of Willard. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1977

 

PRESTON, James Wallace Jr.

1922-1977

James Wallace Preston, Jr., 54, formerly of Louisa, died Monday in Hyannisport, Mass. Graveside services will be conducted at Borders Chapel Cemetery, Ulysses at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Bane Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Penelope Robinson of Milford, Mass., Mrs. Nancy Hasilton of Mansfield, Mass. and Mrs. Carol Renne Melody of West Dennis, Mass., three sons, James A. Preston of South Dennis, Mass., Timothy J. Preston and Carl Preston both of West Dennis, Mass. Friends may call at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1977

 

ROBINETTE, John

1896-1976

Funeral services for Lawrence native John Robinette, 80, of Lodi, OH, were conducted December 24 with burial in Burbank, OH. Mr. Robinette died December 21, in a Mansfield, OH nursing home. He was born September 14, 1896 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Trig and Sarah Fraley Robinette. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Yorkie Ann McCormick of West Jefferson, OH , 8 grandchildren, one great grandson, and one brother, Mont Robinette of Chapman. His son, Mack Robinette, died in 1970. Big Sandy News, January 5, 1977

 

SEE, J. Crit

1892-1977

Funeral services J. Crit See, of route 1, Galion, OH, were conducted January 17, with burial in Galion. Mr. See died January 13, in  a local hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel See of Walbridge and Louisa. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lillian Roberts See, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Roberts; seven sons, Francis, George, Bill J., Henry, Don and John all of Galion and Harry of Cleveland and a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Leapley of Crestline, OH. Big Sandy News, January 26, 1977

 

WELLMAN, Paul

1913-1977

Paul Wellman, 63, formerly of Fort Gay, died January 7 in a Baltimore, MD hospital. Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday, January 12, in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Wellman Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Wellman was born March 29,1 913, a son of Beemer Wellman and Mary Robert Wellman. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lena K. Wellman; two sons, Herschel L. Wellman and Paul E. Wellman, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Wye Wellman and Roy Wellman both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1977

 

WILSON, Herma (Chapman)

1889-1977

Mrs. Herma C. Wilson, 87, of Lawrence County, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church by Brother Ralph E. Webb and Rev. Timothy York. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born August 1, 1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late T. J. Chapman and Catherin Compton Chapman. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Claude T. Wilson; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Louise Burns, Mrs. Betty L. Ball, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Catherine Cawiness of Portsmouth; two sons, Herbert T. Wilson of Cincinnati, Elmer Ray of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Babcock of Denver, CO. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services.  Friends may call at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 12, 1977

 

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BEVINS, Mary (Thompson)

1910-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bevins, 66, Ulysses, were conducted Sunday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ulysses. Mrs. Bevins died February 18 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Bevins was born October 27, 1910, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late William and Dora Borders Thompson. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Irvine Bevins, died in 1954. Surviving are three brothers, Howard Thompson of Louisa, Ova Lawrence Thompson of River and Everette Thompson of Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1977

 

COOKSEY, Lillie (Sprouse)

1895-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Sprouse Cooksey, 81, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sunday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Hester. Burial was in the Cooksey family cemetery. Mrs. Cooksey died February 18 at the residence. Mrs. Cooksey was born April 2, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Clay and Renda Adams Sprouse. Her husband, Bert Cooksey, died in 1976. Surviving are five stepdaughters, Mrs. Clarence Hills and Mrs. Jack Price, both of Indiana, Mrs. John Bush and Mrs. Charles Bolt both of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Bennie Johnson of Star Route, Louisa; two stepsons, Frank Cooksey of Flatwoods and Oral Cooksey of Ashland; 27 step grandchildren and 22 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, February 23, 1977

 

HAMPTON, Carl Clay

1920-1977

Funeral services for Carl Clay Hampton, 57, Pikeville, formerly of Louisa, who died February 5, were conducted Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Ralph E. Webb and the Rev. Larry O'Bryan. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hampton was born January 21, 1920 in Louisa, a son of the late Bert and Nora Clay Hampton. He was a civil engineer and assistant district engineer with the Kentucky Highway Department and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist church at Mullins. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florine Hager Hampton, a daughter, Mrs. Gary F???hrig of Chillicothe, OH, two sons, Jerry Clay Hampton of Paintsville and John Bert Hampton of Pikeville; three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Wilson of Louisa and Mrs. Paris Holbrook and Mrs. James Frazier, both of Ashland; two brothers, Wayne Hampton of Ashland and Wesley Hampton of Morganfield and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1977

 

HENSLEY, Grace (Thompson)

 (1887-1977)

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Hensley, 89, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted February 17, in Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Hensley died February 15 in an Ashland hospital. Mrs. Hensley was born December 25, 1887, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Copley Thompson. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lena Glaze of Delaware, OH; two brothers, William and Hobert Thompson, both of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1977

 

ISON, Cecil E.

1897-1977

Funeral services for Cecil E. Ison, 80, Blaine, who died January 26, were conducted January 29 at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Ison was  born January 22, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Archie and Belle Boggs Ison. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jack McNeal of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Ray Williams of Blaine and Mrs. John Hale and Mrs. Peggy Ison, both of Columbus, OH; four sons, Archie Ison and Arvil Ison, both of Baltimore, MD, Gary Ison of Blaine and Ronald Roy Ison of Pickerington, OH, two sisters, Mrs. tom Boggs and Mrs. Paul Alexander, both of Florida; 30 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

JOHNSON, Lovel (Dock)

Funeral services for Lovel (Dock) Johnson, 73, of Huntington, WV, who died January 27 in a Huntington hospital were conducted Monday, at Reger Funeral Hoe in Huntington and burial was in Highland Memory Garden, Chesapeake, OH. Survivors include his wife, Iris Lewis Gore Johnson, of Huntington, one son, Dockie Johnson, Logan, WV, two sisters, Della Dingess of Logan and Martha Fyffe of Blaine; three brothers, Damer Johnson and Austin Johnson, both of Louisa and John A. Johnson of Lubbock, T and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

KITCHEN, Chester

1903-1977

Funeral services for Chester Kitchen, 73, of Louisa, were conducted February 6 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kitchen died February 3. Mr. Kitchen was born August 19,1903, at Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late Cornelius and Emily Jane Wright Kitchen. He was a retired plumber. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Flossie Chaffin of Louisa; three brothers, Millard Kitchen of Bob White, WV, Arthur Kitchen of Columbus, OH and Tivis Kitchen of Louisa; and a half brother, Willie Hamilton of Columbus. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1977

 

LAMBERT, Gobel

1886-1977

Funeral services for Gobel Lambert, 90, of Fort Gay, who died January 29 were conducted Tuesday at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Robinson. Burial was in Artrip Cemetery. Mr. Lambert was born March 28, 1886, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Joe and Martha Copley Lambert. His wife, Nona Artrip Lambert died in 1972. He was a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, James Lambert, of Seville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Nada Young, Kenova, WV and Mrs. Alice Young, Verdunville, WV; two brothers, Albert Lambert, Radnor, WV and Jim Lambert of Salt Petre, WV, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

LAMBERT, Herbert

1932-1977

Funeral services for Herbert Lambert, 44, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, in Ross Chapel by the Rev. Wallace Adkins. Burial was in Thornsberry Cemetery.. Mr. Lambert died at 9 p.m. February 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Lambert was born February 6, 1932 at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late George W. and Ona Hunter Lambert. He was a farmer. Surviving are three sisters, Misses Georgia and Sarah Ellen Lambert and Mrs. Margaret Perry, all of route 4, Louisa; two brothers, John Hubert Lambert of Baltimore, OH, and George Lambert of Ashland; and three half-brothers, Watt Gibson of route 4, Louisa, Ray Gibson of Spokane, WA and Edward Gibson of Chicago, IL. Big Sandy News, February 9, 1977

 

LARGE, Ella

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Large, 76, of route 3, Ashland, Lawrence county native, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Smith Chapel at Needmore by the Rev. Luther Barker and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Large Cemetery, Webbville. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1977

 

MATNEY, Alfred

Foul play has been discounted as the cause of death of a 68 years old Daniels Creek man, Alfred Matney, who remains were found Monday afternoon at the residence. Sheriff David Compton was summoned Monday morning to the residence, owned by Bill Watts, located on an unpaved road near Daniels Creek. He was asked to check on Mr. Matney by his sister, Ellen, who hadn't heard from him in a month. When Sheriff Compton arrived with County Jailer Lindsey (Bo) Davis and Elliott Clark, the remains were found in the bedroom. About 15 dogs were running about in the residence, able to gain entry because the front door was ajar, Sheriff Compton noted. His billfold was found in a drawer containing some money, and several guns were found inside the house. Also his boots were found beside the bed. Although the inside was "in shamble" Sheriff Compton believed this was caused by the dogs, and not unwelcome intruders. He said Wells told of taking Mr. Matney some groceries in early January and that the man was complaining of chest pains and his arm hurting. the remains were taken to Coroner Dr. John Ryan, who identified them as Mr. Matney. He plans to visit the site. He is survived by another sister. Young Funeral Home said funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy news, February 23, 1977

 

MAYNARD, Audrey

1961-1977

Funeral services for Miss Audrey Maynard, 15, of Louisa, were conducted January 27 in Young Funeral Home by the minister Teddy Preston. Burial was in the Martin-Maynard Cemetery, Fallsburg. Miss Maynard died January 24 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Miss Maynard was born September 14, 1961, in Monroe County, New York, a daughter of Benjamin W. and Ellen May Stratton Maynard of Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents, are five sisters, Mrs. Walter Russell and Mrs. Allen Elliott, both of New York, Mrs. Steven Fissler and Mrs. Clayton Christian, both of Louisa and Mrs. Franklin Newsome of Fort Gay; a brother, Donnie Maynard of New York; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Maudie Maynard of New York; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

MAYNARD, Grant L.

1909-1977

Funeral services for Grant L. Maynard, 67, route 5, Louisa, were conducted February 9 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died February 7 in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Maynard was born December 18, 1909, at Clifford, a son of the late Dan and Minnie Simpson Maynard. He was the owner of a grocery store at KY 5, Louisa and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Frazier Maynard; four sisters, Mrs. Jeff Cyrus and Mrs. Clyde Frazier, both of Fort Gay; Mrs. Edward Justice of Clothier, WV, and Mrs. Millie Carr of Sandusky, OH; a brother, Ray Maynard of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1977

 

MCCOY, Henry

Henry McCoy, 76, of Columbus, OH, died in Mercy Hospital. He was the son of the late Jesse and Martha McCoy of Kentucky and was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jordan McCoy. Survivors include three sons, Jesse, Henry and Goble McCoy, all of Columbus; one brother, Charles McCoy, of Willard; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home in Columbus, January 28. Burial was in Obetz, OH cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

NICELY, Owenna (Austin)

1902-1977

Graveside services for Mrs. Owenna Austin Nicely, 74, of Sacramento, CA, were conducted Tuesday in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington by the Rev. Robert A. Manter. The former Lawrence Countian died February 8, at Sacramento. Mrs. Nicely was born September 27, 1902, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Wiley F. and Mary Katherine Blankenship Austin. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, L. E. Nicely died in 1961. She was a member of the Louisa Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and president of the V. F. W. Auxiliary. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Woodyard of Sonoma, CA and Mrs. Dorothea Austin of South Point, OH; a brother, Harry S. Austin of Huntington, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1977

 

PENNINGTON, Elizabeth (Johnson)

1896-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Pennington, 80, Louisa, who died January 27 were conducted January 29 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Pennington was born October 26, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Berry Johnson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, David Pennington, died in 1972. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Martha Fyffe of Blaine and Mrs. Della Dingess of Logan, WV; three brothers, John Johnson of Lubbock, TX and Damer Johnson and Austin Johnson, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

PERRY, I. V.

Funeral services for I. V. Perry, 83, route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted Tuesday in Crum Church of Christ by minister Gerald Williamson. Burial was in I. V. Perry Cemetery. Mr. Perry, brother of James H. Perry of Louisa, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Additional survivors include his stepmother, three daughters, six other brothers, six sisters, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

SHORTRIDGE, Chester C.

Funeral services for Chester C. Shortridge, 72, Golden, CO, formerly of Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday in Chapel of the Angels, Lakewood. Burial was in Denver. Mr. Shortridge died February 10 in Golden following a brief illness. Mr. Shortridge was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Mae Dora Workman Shortridge. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are a son, Chester Shortridge of Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Nadine George of Greenbelt, MD; four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Wheeler and Mrs. J. R. Dillow, both of Ashland, Mrs. Ova Wheeler of South Point, OH, and Mrs. Carol Stanley of Lantana, FL; a brother, Robert Shortridge of Ashland; three half-brothers, Strother, Bert and Russell Wellman, all of Catlettsburg and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1977

 

SPARKS, Laban T.

1910-1977

Funeral services for Laban T. Sparks, 66, of Martha, were conducted February 12 in the Elizabeth Church, Martha. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died February 10. Mr. Sparks was born December 5, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Caney and Clista Jane Ramey Sparks. He was a retired Ashland Oil field worker, a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Jake Rice Lodge No. 606 at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Sparks, three sons, Manuel t. Sparks of San Diego, CA, Hedgel B. Sparks of Portsmouth and Edsel D. Sparks of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Loena G. Gilliam of Martha; two brothers, Wess Sparks of Morehead, and Garfield Sparks of Columbus; six sisters, Mrs. Bertha Collier and Mrs. Gladys Skaggs, both of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Evans and Mrs. Della Collier, both of Keeton, and Mrs. Edna Ward of Greenville, SC; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Rev. Charles

1909-1977

Funeral services for the Rev. Charles Thompson, 67, of Fort Gay, route 2, who died Monday, at his residence will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 24 at Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. John Born. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. He was born September 3, 1909, in Wayne County, a son of the late John and Martha Stratton Thompson. He was a retired miner. Survivors include the wife, Virginia Parsons Thompson; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Wallace of Cross Lanes; two sons, Charles Thompson of Huntington and Clyde Thompson of Ontario, Canada; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Walker of Wayne; and three grandchildren. Reger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1977

 

THOMPSON, John James Samuel

1951-1977

Funeral services for John James Samuel Thompson, 25, of Louisa, were conducted February 17, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died February 15, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born April 21, 1951, at Brushy, a son of Bradley and Mildred Louise Fraley Thompson of Louisa. He was a taxi cab driver of the Pack Cab Co., in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are five sisters, Misses Diane and Debbie Thompson, both at home, Mrs. Dixie Burchett of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Kathy McKinster of Louisa and Mrs. Margaret Moore of Mansfield, OH, three brothers, Larry and Bradley Thompson, Jr., both at home and Gene Thompson of Columbus and a grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Daniels of Blaine. Big Sandy News, February 23, 1977

 

WILLIAMS, Nola M. (Williams)

1896-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Skaggs, 80, Martha, who died January 27 were conducted January 29 at the Elizabeth Church by the Rev. Howard Sturgill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs was born December 26, 1896 at Martha, a daughter of the late Henry Farmer and Melissa Evans Williams. She was a former postmaster at Martha and a member of the Flat Gap Enterprise Church. Her husband, Ford Skaggs died in 1939. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Freda Litzinger of Columbus; a son, Howard Skaggs of Martha; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Gamble of Abilene, TX and Mrs. Blanche Miller of California; a brother, Dr. H. E. Williams, of Daytona Beach, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 2, 1977

 

WILLIAMSON, Mack Hurston

1910-1977

Funeral services for Mack Hurston Williamson, 66, of route 1, Crum, were conducted February 9 in Community Chapel by the Rev. Kimbell Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Church cemetery. Mr. Williamson died February 7. Mr. Williamson was born November 13, 1910, at route 1, Crum, WV, a son of the late John and Sarah Evans Williamson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Copley Williamson, a daughter, Mrs. Orville E. Evans of Franklin, OH, six sons, Clarance, Carl and Dwight Williamson, all of route 1, Crum, Sherman Williamson of Middletown, OH, and Sterling Williamson of Carlisle, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Josie Davis of KY 5, Louisa, Mrs. Nancy Bowen and Mrs. Mary Short, both of Fort Gay, and Miss Rossie Williamson of route 1, Crum; a brother, Sherman Williamson of route 1, Crum; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 16, 1977

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ADAMS, Worth

1910-1977

Worth Adams, 66, of route 2, Louisa, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bells Chapel by the Rev. Willie Hayes and the Rev. Junior Bevins. Burial will be in the Graves Cemetery, at Ulysses. He was born July 16, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of Tom and Liddia Dorcas Milem Adams. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Neva Chaffins Adams, four daughters, Mrs. Steve Fitch of Andover, OH, Mrs. C. C. Castle and Mrs. Dana Fisher both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Douglas Senters of Ulysses; four sons, Tom Adams of Ulysses, Doug Adams of route 1, Louisa, Jack Adams and Jerry Adams of route 1, Louisa; three brothers, Marvin Milem and Steve Fitch both of Andover, Art Adams of route 1 Louisa; 26 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1977

 

BAILEY, Patty Jean (Henson)

1931-1977

Funeral services for former Fallsburg resident Mrs. Patty Jean Bailey, 45, of Lincoln Park, MI, were conducted  March 17, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Freeman Justice. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died March 14 in Riverside Orthopedic Hospital, Wayne County, MI. Mrs. Bailey was born December 9, 1931, at Fallsburg, a daughter of Mrs. Martha Flynn Henson of Louisa and the late Bloomer Henson. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Ray Bailey; a son, Timothy Ray Bailey, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Donna Adkins and Mrs. Mary Frances See, both of Louisa, a brother, Charles Henson of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1977

 

BROWN, Perlina Elizabeth (Yelkey)

1902-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Perlina Elizabeth Brown, 74, Louisa, were conducted February 22 in Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, by the Rev. Acie Gibson. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Ceredo. Mrs. Brown, native of Portsmouth and former Catlettsburg resident, died February 20 in a Huntington hospital. She was born May 4, 1902 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Peter C. and Anna West Yelkey. they later moved to Ceredo, where Mrs. Brown was raised. She was a member of the Ceredo Methodist Church and sang in the choir. Her first husband, was the late Rev. Larcun McKenzie, minister of the Catlettsburg Holiness Church. Mrs. Brown retired from the Jeffrey DeWitt Co., in Kenova. She is survived by her husband, Gayther Neal Brown, who also resided in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1977

 

CARTER, Hobert, Jr.

1940-1977

Funeral services for Hobert carter, Jr., 36, of Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Morgan Creek Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mr. Carter died March 3, in Fort Gay of a pistol wound, believed to be self-inflicted, according to Wayne County Coroner Virgil Mills. The case is under investigation. Mr. Carter was born March 27, 1940, in Louisa, a son of Hobert Carter, Sr. of Louisa and the late Mrs. Eva Rice Carter. Surviving in addition to his father area a daughter, Miss Melissa Jane Carter of Olive Hill; six sisters, Mrs. Eugene Powell, Mrs. Basil Adams, and Mrs. Irene Adams, all of Columbus, Mrs. Lola Neil and Mrs. Edannah Faye Owens, both of Nashville, and Mrs. Louise Maynard of Louisa; and five brothers, Kenneth and Millard Carter, both of Columbus, Glen Carter of Huntington, Earl Carter of Clearwater, FL and Tommy Joe Carter of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1977

 

COOPER, Seth

1913-1977

Funeral services for Seth Cooper, 63, of Webbville, were conducted Tuesday in Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery. Mr. Cooper died March 25 at the residence. He was born April 28, 1913, a son of the late Claude and Mrs. Nellie Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Mable Cooper of Webbville; one daughter, Mrs. Jim Turner of Cleveland, OH, two sons, Ronald M. Cooper of Columbus, Michael W. Cooper at home; the mother, Nellie Cooper; six sisters, Mrs. Nelson Thompson, Webbville, Mrs. Irene Perry and Mrs. Bill Clappreed of Columbus, Mrs. Nellie Huston of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Ruby Vaghan, Chicago, IL, and Mrs. Talva Shultz, Morgan Grove, IL, four brothers, Ray Cooper and James Cooper, Webbville, Ralph Cooper, Columbus, Bernard Cooper, West Union, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 30. 1977

 

COX, Arvie (Hughes)

1891-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Arvie Cox, 85, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted March 3 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wooten Cemetery. Mrs. Cox died February 28 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Cox was born October 27, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Evaline Conley Hughes. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles Cox; three daughters, Mrs. Ed Daniels, and Mrs. Ed Miller, both of Louisa and Mrs. Howard Pigg, of Columbus, a son, Ray Childers of Wheelwright; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1977

 

DERIFIELD, Fred Raymond

Funeral services for Fred R. Derifield, 56, of Monticello, IN, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Derifield, retired from the U. S. Navy, died February 26, in an Indiana hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez Elhart Derifield. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1977

 

GEORGE, Stella (Baker)

1898-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella George, 79, of Louisa, were conducted March 12 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the  Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. George died March 9 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. George was born January 24, 1898, at Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Jessie Hayes Baker, and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Mrs. George was a charter member of the Louisa Woman's Club. Survivors include her husband, Joe George, of Louisa, to whom she had been married 59 years; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ethel Mathis of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Jessie O. Hammond of Lexington; one son, James W. George of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Della Woolridge of Waverly, OH, three half-sisters, Mrs. Lexie Chaffins and Mrs. Mexie Crum, both of Huntington and Mrs. Audrey Lambert of Rittman, OH; one half-brother, John H. Baker of Rittman and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1977

 

KIRK, Lewis

A 76 year old retired Martin County farmer died as the result of a traffic accident, according to a preliminary autopsy issued Monday by Coroner Dr. John Ryan. Lewis Kirk of route 5, Louisa, Buffalo Horn in Martin County, was killed and his wife and daughter were seriously injured last Thursday, when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loomis. He said the incident occurred about 5 p.m. 1.8 miles south of Louisa on US 23. The vehicle traveled 93 feet along the shoulder, before traveling back on the road for another 78 feet; crossed the road and bounced off a tree, traveling another 22 feet before coming to rest at the base of an embankment, according to Trooper Loomis.

 

In serious condition at Louisa Community Hospital are his wife, Mrs. Rose Kirk and daughter, Mary Ellen Kirk of route 5, Louisa. The autopsy was conducted to determine if Mr. Kirk died from a heart attack while driving or as the result of the accident. Funeral services for Mr. Kirk were conducted Monday in Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was in the Kirk family cemetery. He was born in Martin County, May 16, 1900, a son of the late Mose and Tennessee Horn Kirk. Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. May Kirk of Louisa, Mrs. Emma Jean Turley of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Edith Ward of route 5, Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1977

 

MATNEY, Alfred A.

1909-1977

Funeral services for Alfred A. Matney, Jr., 67, of Louisa, were conducted February 25 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The remains of Mr. Matney's body were found last week at his residence on Daniels Creek by Sheriff David Compton. Coroner Dr. John Ryan ruled he died of a heart attack. Mr. Matney was born August 1, 1909, in Louisa, a son of the late Alfred A. and Belle Justice Matney. He was a farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Misses Ellen Matney and Lillian Matney, both of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1977

 

MCGUIRE, William Henry

1903-1977

Funeral services for Louisa native, W. H. McGuire, 73, of route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Jones Cemetery, Lawrence County. Mr. McGuire died March 4 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. McGuire was born December 11, 1903, in Louisa, a son of the late George R. and Ida Hullett McGuire. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Chessie System. He was a member of the Normal Presbyterian Church,  a member and past mater of the Hampton Lodge No. 235 F & AM and a member and past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 492. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Herma Jones McGuire; two sons, William H. McGuire, Jr. of Louisa and James R. McGuire of Ashland; seven daughters, Mrs. Herma Jean Wellman of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Virginia Francis Prater of South Point, Mrs. Margaret Jane Lowe and Mrs. Jo Ann Darling, both of Ashland, Mrs. Ida Ruth Hazlett of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Mary E. Taylor of South Carolina, and Mrs. Helen Irene Martin of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs.B. R. Cooksey of Ashland; two brothers, E. E. McGuire of Middletown, OH and Milton McGuire of Ashland; 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1977

 

MEADE, Robert

1911-1977

Funeral services for Robert Meade, 65, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Monday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Meade died March 18 in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Meade was born May 21, 1911, in Johnson County, a son of the late William Henry and Lucy Pigg Meade. He was retired from the Clark Grave Vault Co. in Columbus. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dora Blankenship of Urbana, OH and a brother, Ed Meade of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1977

 

MILLER, Gypsy (Estep)

1894-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Gypsy E. Miller, 82, of route 1, Louisa, who died February 27 at Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness were conducted March 1, at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church at Charley by the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. John Fraley. Burial was in the Miller family cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Miller was born December 16, 1894 in Louisa, a daughter of the late McClellan and Dicie France Estep. She was a retired teacher, having served 35 years in the Lawrence County school system. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Willis Thompson of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Marie Oliver of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Wilson Moore of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Freddie Castle of route 1, Louisa, two sons, Kermit Miller of route 1, Louisa and Hersel Miller of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Weinrich of Columbus; a brother, Fred Estep of route 1, Louisa; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1977

 

O'DANIEL, Hattie (Moore)

1892-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Hattie O'Daniel, 84, of Batavia, OH were conducted Tuesday in Newcomb Chapel Church. Burial was in Harman Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. O'Daniel died March 19, in Clermont County Hospital in Batavia. Mrs. O'Daniel was born March 25, 1892, in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Lase and Fannie Collinsworth Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben in 1967. Mrs. O'Daniel was a member of the Newcomb Chapel Church, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary F. Wade, Russell Springs, and Mrs. Charlene Hathorn, Batavia; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 23, 1977

 

SMITH, Fred Roberts

1903-1977

Fred Roberts Smith, 73, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday morning in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, following a sudden illness. Funeral services are to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. He was born June 11, 1903, at route 4, Louisa, a son of Charles and Nannie Watson Smith. He was a retired farmer and railroader. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Brainard; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Smith of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN, Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Jamestown, OH; three brothers, Hobart Smith of Ashland, Homer Smith of route 4, Louisa, Watson Smith of Scottsdale, PA and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 16, 1977

 

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BLANKENSHIP, Lori Ann

Private funeral services were conducted April 23 for Lori Ann Blankenship, 2, of Boyd County at the residence with burial in Berry Cemetery, Louisa. The daughter of Mrs. Margaret Calhoun Blankenship of Louisa, and the late Ronald Day Blankenship died April 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Additional survivors include, a brother, Michael Blankenship at home, maternal grandfather, Clayton Calhoun, and paternal grandparents, Shelby and Myrtle Blankenship. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

BURTON, Anna (George)

1907-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Burton, 70, of Lowmansville, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Burton died March 31 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Burton was born February 17, 1907, in Ulysses, a daughter of the late Elias and Fannie Lemaster George. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Charlie George of Jeffersonville and Iscle George of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1977

 

CAUDILL, Charlie K.

1908-1977

Charlie K. Caudill, 68, of Louisa, died at 9:45 p.m. April 16 in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Elder Jarrett Cordle and Elder Prater Blair. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. He was born July 5, 1908, in Johnson County, a son of Mrs. Laura Bell Caudill and the late William M. Caudill. He was a self-employed timberman. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margtie Berry Caudill; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Rose of Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Jay Burton of Clifford; 8 sons, Kirk Caudill, Jr., of Fort Gay, Ted Caudill of route 2, Louisa, James D. Caudill of Commercial Point, OH, Ivan Caudill of route 1, Louisa, Harold R. Caudill of route 2, Louisa, Eddie Caudill of route 2, Fort Gay, Walter L. Caudill of route 2, Plain City, OH, Lelan Caudill of route 2, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Geneva Lemaster of Columbus, Mrs. Irene Lemaster of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Maxine Lake, Rochester, IN; three brothers, Herbert Caudill of Minford, OH, John H. Caudill of Goodman, Miss., Harold Caudill of route 2, Louisa, two step daughters, Mrs. Laura Adkins of Louisa and Mrs. Beulah Hardin of Lincoln Park, MI; 38 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1977

 

CORDLE, Polly (Bishop)

1890-1977

Mrs. Polly Bishop Cordle, 86, Blaine, died Wednesday in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Cordle was born November 28, 1890, in Franklin County, OH, a daughter of the late Jeff and Jane Phillips Bishop. She was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church for 50 years and the Blaine Chapter of the Easter Star 202. Surviving are her husband, Milton Cordle, Sr., two sons, Milton Cordle, Jr., and Charles H. Cordle, both of Blaine; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle, the Rev. Burnso Wheeler and the Rev. Charlie Arrington. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1977

 

HAMMOND, Lawrence

1940-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence Hammond, 36, route 5, Louisa, who died April 8 were conducted Monday at the Friendship Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery. Mr. Hammond was born April 11, 1940, at route 5, Louisa, a son of Jeff and Geneva Wallace Hammond of route 5, Louisa. He was a coal truck driver. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Mary Whitt Hammond; a daughter, Miss Hazelene Hammond, at home and three sons, Ronnie, Michael and Matthew Hammond, all at home. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1977

 

JOHNSON, Sarah (Hall)

1911-1977

Mrs. Sarah Hall Johnson, 65, Blaine, died April 19 in Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg following a brief illness. Mrs. Johnson was born May 2, 1911, in Knott County, a daughter of the late Will and Flossie Hall Hall. Her husband, Joe Johnson, Sr., died in 1955.  Surviving are two sons, Basker Johnson of Sapulpa, OK and David Johnson of Blaine; one stepson, Herman Joe Johnson, Jr., of Argillite; two step daughters, Mrs. Zillie Bates of Kite and Mrs. Lillie Hall of Dry Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Myers, Mrs. Dola Cook and Mrs. Nola Cook, all of Knott County; four brothers, Tilton Hall of Roseville, MI, Estill Hall of Monroe, Milton Hall of topmost and Lester Hall of Victoria, OH; two grandchildren; several step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

JONES, Ruth Emma (Hensley)

1897-1977

Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Ruth Emma Jones, 79, of Huntington, were conducted April 14 in Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington by the Rev. Melvin V. Efaw. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Jones was dead on arrival at a Huntington hospital, April 12. Mrs. Jones was born June 9, 1897, at Webbville, a daughter of the late James Riley and Susie Perkins Hensley. Her husband, Emmett L. Jones, preceded her in  death. Surviving are a son, James E. Porter of Huntington; three grandchildren, a great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1977

 

KITCHEN, Curtis

1897-1977

Funeral services for Webbville native, Curtis Kitchen, 80, of route 2, Sciotoville, OH, were conducted recently in a Minford, OH funeral home. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Mr. Kitchen, retired construction worker and member of the Baptist Church, died in Casey Nursing Home at Wakefield, OH. He is survived by a brother, Clarence A. Kitchen of route 2, Sciotoville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1977

 

KITTS, Niza Jane (Workman)

Mrs. Niza Jane Kitts, of Fort Gay, WV, died April 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Kitts was born at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Jess and Jane Artrip Workman. She was a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Herbert Kitts of Fort Gay and Walter Kitts of Salem, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Darbin Castle and Mrs. Garnet Stucker, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Cora Kitts of route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Jay Workman of West Virginia; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Church at route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in the Kitts Cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

LYCAN, Muriel Elizabeth (Ratcliff)

1907-1977

Mrs. Muriel Elizabeth Lycan, 70, route 2, Terra Alta, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died April 19 in a Garrett County hospital. Mrs. Lycan was born January 18, 1907, at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late John G. and Rachael Copley Ratcliff. Her husband, Goodwin G. Lycan, died in 1962. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty McConnell of route 2, Terra Alta and Mrs. Judy Harwick of Dayton, OH, a brother, Glen Ratcliff of Fort Gay; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Brother Wayne Napper. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

PORTER, James Madison

1880-1977

Funeral services for James Madison Porter, 96, of route 1, Webbville, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Everett Slone. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Porter died early Monday at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Porter was born July 31, 1880, at Stevens, a son of the late Mack and Amanda McDavid Porter. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Mollie Jane Johnson Porter, died in 1946. Surviving are four sons, Ray and James M. Porter, Jr. both of route 1, Webbville, Belvry Porter of Grove City, OH, and James Russell Porter of Sandy Hook; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baugess of route 2, Grayson, and Mrs. Dexter Maynard of Catlettsburg; 23 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

QUISENBERRY, Maude (Chaffin)

1897-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Chaffin Quisenberry, 79, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted April 17 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Quisenberry died April 15 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Quisenberry was born April 29,1 897, in East Liverpool, OH, a daughter of the late Robert and Laura Kitchen Chaffin. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Colby Quisenberry, died in 1973. Surviving are four sons, John Quisenberry of route 4, Louisa, William Quisenberry of Mansfield, OH, Chad Quisenberry of Columbus, and Richard Quisenberry of Chesapeake; five daughters, Mrs. Vivan Hils of Brigston, NJ, Mrs.Betty Rozes of Flushing, NY, Mrs. Loral Mulchay of Covington, Mrs. Ann Doherty and Miss Dorothy Quisenberry of route 4, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Haskel Belcher of Prichard, WV, and Mrs. Hazel Huff of Arcadia, FL; a brother, William Chaffin of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 20, 1977

 

RIFFE, Ethel E.  (Wellman)

1897-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel E. Riffe, 80, of Louisa, were conducted April 1 in the Louisa Christian Church by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Riffe was born January 2, 1897, in Salt Petre, WV, a daughter of the late Charter B. Wellman and Mrs. O'Ella Robinson Wellman. Mrs. Riffe's husband, Waiteman Riffe, died in 1945. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Stanberry and Mrs. Ellouise Patton of Louisa; one sister, Miss Pauline Wellman of Louisa, and three grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Jack Stanberry, Orville Spears, J. Lynn See, Harold Britton, Ed Land, John McNabb, John Burton and Don Kiser. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Bert

1911-1977

Funeral services for Bert Thompson, 67, Rockwood, MI were conducted Wednesday, April 13 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, a welder, died April 8, in Trenton, MI. He was the son of the late Marion and Belle Bates Thompson and was born at route 2, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Wheeler Thompson of Rockwood; one daughter, Miss Carolyn Thompson at home; two sons, Larry Thompson at home, and Dan Thompson of South Rockwood; six sisters, Mrs. Lora Williams of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Hazel Martinck of Carleton, MI, Mrs. Irene Surlock of Rockwood, Mrs. Nixie Stedmen of Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruth Roberts and Mrs. Thelma Maynard both of route 2, Louisa, four brothers, Cecil Thompson, Ray Thompson, Lee Thompson, all of route 2, Louisa and Everett Thompson of Mansfield; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Cathern (Bentley)

Funeral services for Mrs. Cathern Thompson, 62, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jesse Fyffe. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Louis L. (Jake) Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Julia Mollette of route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Dollie Ferryman of Urbana, OH, a nephew whom she reared, Vinson Hammond of Detroit, MI; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Altamaier and Mrs. Charlene Ferryman, both of New Rome, OH, Mrs. Adrian Wells of Rome City, OH, Mrs. Lahoma Reisinger of London, OH and Mrs. Waunita Collins of South Webster, OH; a brother, Joseph C. Bentley of Willard; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 27, 1977

 

YOUNG, Phillip

Funeral services for Webbville native, Phillip Young, 36, of Columbus were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Community Church of God, Webbville. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Young died April 7 as the result of an auto accident near Newark, OH. He was employed by Fisher Body and was a member of the Moose. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hazel Boggs Young, of Columbus and father Ray Young; three sisters,  Mrs. Linda Leonard of Conneaut, OH, Mrs. J. Dorsey (Charlotte) Dowdroe of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Richard Filing of Green Bay, WS; one brother, Ray Young, Jr., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Stephen and Rhoda Boggs and Richard and Kathy Young. Big Sandy News, April 13, 1977

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ADAMS, Lucy

1900-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy B. Adams, 77, formerly of Louisa, were conducted May 5, in Liberal, KS by the Rev. B. A. Easter and the Rev. Larry Woodward. Burial was in Liberal. Mrs. Adams, widow of James M. Adams, died May 1, in Liberal Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born February 24, 1900, near Rush in Boyd County. She and Mr. Adams were married June 7, 1917 at Garner. They moved to Liberal, KS in 1958. Mr. Adams died October 27, 1969. She is survived by four sons, Chester Adams of Ashland, Bernard Adams, Columbus, Paul Adams, Whitman, WV and Fred Adams, Liberal; five daughters, Mrs. Madge Simpson, Enon, OH, Mrs. Ira (Helen) Chaffin, Blaine, Mrs. Arthur (Hazel) Olson, Mrs. Bernice Jennings and Mrs. Eldon (Permelia) Rogers, all of Liberal, 44 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

BARKER, Curt

1905-1977

Funeral services for Curt Barker, 71, of Martha, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Elizabeth Church by ministers Courtney Skaggs and Homer Evans. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mill Creek. Mr. Barker died April 30 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Barker was born October 29, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Samantha Lester Barker. He was a retired oil field worker and a member of the Elizabeth Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rinda Elizabeth Ferguson Barker, a son, William Richard Barker of Martha; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Barker Sparks of Mazie; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1977

 

BROWN, Martha (Riggs)

1907-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Riggs Brown, 70, of Barberton, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, will be conducted Thursday in Barberton. Burial will be in Rittman Cemetery, Rittman, OH. Mrs. Brown died May 15 in a Columbus hospital. She was born March 5, 1907, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Wayne and Celia Thompson Riggs. Her husband, Fred Brown, died in 1974. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Brown of Barberton and Gary Brown of Medina, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Isaac (Nannie) Cyrus of Wooster, OH, Mrs. Herman (Elsie) Copley of Rittman, and Mrs. C. W. (Reba) Trautwein of Wayne and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

CASTLE, Virgie (Hannah)

1892-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Hannah Castle, 85, of Adams were conducted Monday, May 23 in Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Byrd Webb, the Rev. Harold Stevens, and the Rev. Ivo Fraley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Castle died May 20 in Highland Regional Medical center in Prestonsburg following a short illness. Mrs. Castle was born April 27, 1892, at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late H. K. and Mary Elizabeth Castle Hannah. She was a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Castle, died in 1971. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Castle and Mrs. Carnie Hayes, both of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Dorothy Moore of Columbus, OH; four sons, Edford Castle of Urbana, OH, Elwood Castle of route 3, Louisa and Freddie and H. D. Castle, both of route 1, Louisa, two brothers, Elzie Hannah of Rosedale, OH, and Zona Hannah of Page, WV; a half brother, June Castle of Zanesville, OH; a half-sister, Mrs. Cladie Austin of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1977

 

CHADWICK, Dova (Belcher)

1881-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Dova Belcher Chadwick, 95, of Louisa were conducted May 15 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery. Mrs. Chadwick died May 12 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Chadwick was born November 17, 1881, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Jane Neal Belcher. She was a member of Green Valley Methodist Church. Her husband, William D. Chadwick died in 1975.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dempsey Bradley of Louisa; a son, James Kermit Chadwick of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Della Haws of Dayton, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

CLEVENGER, Lorena (Muncy)

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Lorena Muncy Clevenger, 81, were conducted in Amanda, OH, with burial in Lithopolis, OH. She died April 3 in Columbus. She was the daughter of the late Gus and Sophia Layne Muncy, and is survived by one brother, Taylor Muncy of Louisa, five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Mae Bass of Cincinnati, Mrs. Georgia Pate, Mrs. Mary Duvall of Columbus, Mrs. Martha Campbell of South Bloomington, OH and Mrs. Minnie Picklesimer of Amanda; three sons, William Clevenger, Hobert Clevenger and Joseph Clevenger of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Columbus and Mrs. Maxie Duvall of Owensboro; 31 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

COMPTON, Bruce Neal

1975-1977

Funeral services for Bruce Neal Compton, 2, were conducted Sunday at Friendship Church by ministers, Sammy Branham and Lonnie Compton. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery. The youngster died May 6, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of Larry Phillip and Stella Jane Maynard Compton of Clifford and was born May 6, 1975 in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Phillip Bryce Compton, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Compton of Clifford; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Maynard of Louisa; the maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Maynard of Louisa; and two paternal great grandfathers, Grady Hammonds and Dave Compton both of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

DEAN, Maude (Berry)

Maude Berry Dean, 98, of Cabool, MI wife of the late S. F. Stanton Dean, both former residence of Rich Creek and Daniels Section, of Lawrence county, died in April. Among the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Lane of Wichita, KS, Miss Eugle Dean of Brigham City, UT; a niece, Mrs. Bess Witt of Frankfort and cousins, Mrs. S. W. Burton and Clarence T. Stewart both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

HEWLETT, Donald

1911-1977

Funeral services for Donald Hewlett, 65, route 4, Louisa, were conducted May 12 in the Fallsburg Tabernacle by ministers, Lloyd Jordan, Fred Vanhorn and Charley Wright. Burial was in Hewlett Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Hewlett died May 9 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Hewlett was born May 15, 1911, at Hewlett, WV, a son of Mrs. Garnet McComas Hewlett and the late Cecil Hewlett. He was a retired brick layer and had worked mainly at Corning, NY, was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle and of the Greenhill Lodge 521 F & AM. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Emily Hall Hewlett, six daughters, Mrs. Donal Lee Vanhook and Mrs. Dorthy Marie Waller, both of Cynthiana, Mrs. Rebecca Sue Lewis of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Emily Louise Ratliff, Mrs. Vickie Gail Hogston and Garnet Lynn Ratliff, all of Louisa; four sons, Ruffus J., William Cecil,  and Donald E. Hewlett, all of Catlettsburg, and Richard Hewlett at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charlott Linnberry, Mrs. Hazel Shaw and Mrs. Gladys Williamson, all of Columbus, OH, two brothers, John William Hewlett of Columbus and Cecil Hewlett, Jr. of Fallsburg and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

HOGSTON, Susann (Young)

1927-1977

Funeral service for Mrs. Susann Hogston, 49, Blaine, were conducted Tuesday, May 24 in Waterson Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine by ministers, Acie Adams and Dewey Hogston Burial was in May Cemetery. Mrs. Hogston died May 21 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hogston was born December 20, 1927, at Blaine, a daughter of Mrs. Tildie Grubb Young of Blaine and the late John Young. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Dewey Hogston, died in 1976. Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Mills of Inez, Mrs. Robert Wagner of Belleville, MI and Miss Brenda Hogston at home; a son, James Elmer Hogston of Belleville; two sisters, Mrs. Mart Porter of Blaine and Mrs. Sarah Aught of Chillicothe, OH, five brothers, Clyde Junior and Walter Young, all of Columbus and Conrad and Luther Young of Blaine and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1977

 

HOPSON, Roe

1899-1977

Funeral services for Roe Hopson, 78, were conducted May 13 in the Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Sammy Branham, and the Rev. Brumley Marcum. Burial was in Hopson Cemetery at Milo. Mr. Hopson of Lawrence County died Wednesday. Mr. Hopson was born March 12, 1899, a son of the late Henry and Amanda Hyden Hopson. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Renda Hopson; three sons, Fairchild Hopson of Detroit, Frank Hopson of Tennessee and Bruce Hopson of Milo; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Adkins and Mrs. Shelia Priesten, both of Inez, three stepsons, John and Willie Reed both of Louisa, and Joe Reed of Ashland, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Phyllis Reed, Mrs. Jane  Reed and Mrs. Mary Hutchinson, all of Ashland; two brothers, Bob Hopson of Waverly, OH and Luther Hopson of Logan, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Maxie Ameet, Mrs. Rose Forsythe and Mrs. Daisy Preston, all of Milo; six grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

HUTCHINSON, Lillie (Lovejoy)

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Lillie Hutchinson, 93, of Dade City, FL were conducted May 7 in the Newcomb Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchinson died May 3. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hutchinson was born at Yatesville, a daughter of the late John and Maggie Yates Lovejoy. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mollie Daniels of Webbville, Mrs. Dova Buntings of Dade City, Mrs. Maggie Mosley of Scottsville, OH, and Mrs. Myrtle Hardeman of Vanceburg; seven sons, Ernest Hutchinson of Dade City, Claude and Don Hutchinson, both of route 4, Louisa, Garland Hutchinson of Florida, Richard Hutchinson of Tampa, FL, Anderson Hutchinson of Lowmansville and Ray Hutchinson of Hawthorne, CA; 54 grandchildren; 81 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

MAYNARD, Riva (Wallace)

1890-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Riva Maynard, 87, of Glenhayes, WV, were conducted Tuesday morning in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Maynard was born April 20, 1890, at Route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Alta Chapman Wallace. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kermit Chapter 123. Her husband, Frank Maynard, died in 1969. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Puskas of Allen Park, MI, Mrs. Freda Carter of Glenhayes and Mrs. Betty Wheatley of Romulus, MI; eight sons, Ireson Wallace of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ray Maynard of Kenova, Okey Maynard of Amherst, VA, Claude Maynard of Fort Gay, Jack Maynard of Glenhayes, Billy F. and Bobby R. Maynard both of Detroit, and Danny Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Deva Copley of Williamson, WV; a brother, Rufus Wallace of Portsmouth; 34 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1977

 

MILLER, Charles Junior

1931-1977

Funeral services for Charles Junior Miller, 46, of route 1, Louisa were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bert Miller. Burial was to be in the family cemetery. Mr. Miller, an employee of the Lawrence County road department, was dead on arrival about midnight Sunday at Louisa Community Hospital. Coroner Dr. John L. Ryan said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a .410 gauge shotgun in the right shoulder area. Mr. Miller was found in a highway garage building and died enroute to the hospital, Dr. Ryan added. The coroner was to make a formal announcement as to cause of death after conferring Tuesday with Kentucky State Police. Mr. Miller was born March 19, 1931, at route 1, Louisa, a son of Rebecca Wells Miller and the late Leander Miller. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Sparks Miller; two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Ann Young of route 1, Louisa, Miss Debra Lynn Miller at home; three sisters, Mrs. Earl Holt of Petersburg, KY, Mrs. Frances Jane Viking of Winter Garden, FL, Mrs. Walter Moore of route 1, Louisa, three brothers, Leroy Miller and Walter Miller, both of Columbus and Lewis Miller of Louisiana. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

MUNCY, Leutishie (Starr)

1892-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Leutishie Muncy, 84, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, May 22 in Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. Jonathan McGuire. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mrs. Muncy died May 19 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Muncy was born August 6, 1892, in Martin County, a daughter of the late William and Julia Dillon Starr. Surviving are two sons, James T. Muncy of Avondale, WV, and Floyd Kirk Muncy of Columbus; two stepsons, Dewey Muncy of Inez and Ewing Muncy of Avondale; a foster son, Ralph Mounts of Big Sandy, WV, four daughters, Mrs. Velvie Shepherd of Fort Gay, Mrs. pearl Tayne and Mrs. Mary Magdalene Copley, both of Glenhayes, WV and Mrs. Wilda Franklin of Big Sandy; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Carrie Salmons of Huntington, and Mrs. Bessie Gunn of Dixon, TN and 167 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1977

 

SAMMONS, Grace (Maynard)

1890-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace M. Sammons, 86, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon, May 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Everett Kiger and the Rev. Nelson Fortenberry. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sammons died May 19, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Sammons was born October 8, 1890, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Millard and Florence Hitchcock Maynard. She was a merchant and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, M. C. Sammons, died in 1960. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Hammond of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Charlie Williamson of Toler, Mrs. Arnold Childers of Kenova and Mrs. Lawrence Hardin of Southgate, MI; three sons, Millard Sammons of route 5, Louisa, and Frank and Harlan Sammons, both of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Davis of Mt. Sterling, OH, Mrs. Virginia Pope of Williamsburg, OH and Mrs. Violet Fletcher of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Charlie and Wayne Maynard, both of route 5, Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Elizabeth (Hall)

1905-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Thompson were conducted May 7 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Kay Junior Thompson and Roger Jordan. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born December 10, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milt and Catherine Snipe Thompson. Surviving are three brothers, Daniel Hall of Louisa Jesse Hall of Tollesboro and Wayne Hall of Taylor, MI and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

WASHINGTON, Virginia (Branham)

1914-1977

Mrs. Virginia Washington, 63, of Huntington, died May 7 at St. Marys Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Washington was born January 1, 1914, at Van Lear, a daughter of the late Jesse and Essle Ward Branham. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marian Stone of Huntington, three sisters, Mrs. Mandy Combs of New Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Edna Woody of Toccoa, GA and Mrs. Mollie Wright of Charleston, WV; two brothers, Jesse Branham of Louisa and Earl Branham of Fallsburg and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Freeman Justice. Burial was in the church cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

 

WEBB, Venessa Lee

1977-1977

Graveside rites for Venessa Lee Webb of Fort Gay, were May 13 in Pack Cemetery conducted by minister Teddy Preston. She died at birth May 11 in St. Mary's Hospital and was the daughter of Gary Lee and Karen Bernice Thompson Webb.  Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

WILLIAMSON, Dan

1927-1977

Funeral services for Dan Williamson, 50, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted May 11 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Bowen Cemetery at Webb, WV. Mr. Williamson died May 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Williamson was born January 17, 1927, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Sherman Williamson of Crum and Mrs. Margaret Pauley Williamson of Inez. He was a machine operator for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, a member of the Jewell Lodge 140 at Crum, the Order of the Eastern Star 123 at Kermit, WV, the Royal Arch Masons of Williamson and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Carroll Williamson; six daughters, Mrs. Charles Thompson and Mrs. Vernon Robinson, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Elmer Webb of Webb, Mrs. Len Ratliff of Amherst, OH and Misses Wanda and Sharon Williamson, at home; two sons, Danny Williamson of Crum and David Williamson of Columbus; a sister, two brothers, Harry and June Williamson both of Ohio and 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1977

 

YORK, Thomas

1910-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Thomas York, 68, of Kermit, WV were conducted May 6 in Warfield, KY with burial there. He died May 3 in a Williamson, WV hospital. Mr. York was born June 11, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas and Clara Johnson York. He was a retired businessman and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Magdelene Dowden York; three sons, Calvin York of Inez, Thomas York III of Columbus, and Donald G. York of Wurtland; four daughters, Mrs. Nadine Baisden of Columbus, Mrs. Billie Owen of Ashland, Mrs. Lillian Hill of Kent, WA and Mrs. Sarah Newland of Catlettsburg; a half-brother, Andy New of Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliff of Portsmouth, Mrs. Lillian Small of Kermit and Mrs. Shirley Prada of Virginia; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1977

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GRIFFITH, Millard

1910-1977

Funeral services for Blaine native, Millard Griffith, 67, of Catlettsburg, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery. Mr. Griffith, retied employee of Ashland Oil, died at 3:50 p.m. June 12 in King's Daughters' Hospital. He was born February 19, 1910 in Blaine, a son of the late Harry and Alma Boggs Griffith. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Edwards Griffith, to whom he had been married 37 years; three daughters, Mrs. Betty McKenzie of Galloway, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Fryer and Mrs. Patty Ross both of Ashland, five sons, Gene Griffith of Blaine, John H. Griffith of Linden, MI, James Griffith of Columbus, Harry R. Griffith of Jeffersonville, IN and Billy Griffith of Versailles, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Boggs and Mrs. Carrie Boggs, both of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Norman Griffith of Chillicothe, OH and Watson Griffith of Martha; 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1977

 

HYLTON, Richie

1901-1977

Funeral services for Richie Hylton, 76, Louisa, who died June 9, were conducted June 11 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Hylton was born April 27, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ben and Sarah Ferguson Hylton. He was a retied, self-employed timberman, Mrs. Mae Thompson Hylton, his first wife, preceded him in death May 20, 1967. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Smith Hylton, to whom he had been married 10 years; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Quesenberry and Mrs. Martha Lemaster and Mrs. Deloris Moore, all of Louisa; five sons, Homer Hylton, Dean Hylton, and Joe Hylton, all of route 3, Louisa, Lester Hylton of Grove City, OH and Ben Hylton of Brice, OH; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mrs. James McKenzie, Mrs. William Morton and Mrs. Ralph Michael, all of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Ali Ward of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. George Sparks of Louisa, and Mrs. Leona Belles of Sterling, Co; two half-sisters, Mrs. Zelda Burchett of Oak Hill, OH, and Mrs. Violet Burchett of Star Route, Louisa, and one brother, Sherman Hylton of Pennsylvania; a half-brother, W. A. Hylton of route 2, Louisa, 34 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

JUDE, Julia (Miller)

1905-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Jude, 72, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev Paul A. Farley with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens Cemetery at Pond Creek. Mrs. Jude died June 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Jude was born March 25, 1905, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Jenny Johnson Miller. Surviving are her husband, Thomas H. Jude; seven daughters, Mrs. Nellie Scott of Forest Hills, Mrs. Ora Mae Maynard of Merrimac, WV, Mrs. Kathleen Ellis of Vansant, VA, Mrs. Chrisite Stiltner of Home Creek, WV, Mrs. Hazel Hill of Cleveland, Mrs. Minnie Gail Taylor and Mrs. Ethel Marcum, both of route 1, Louisa; six sons, Tommy Hayes of Biggs, Arnold Hayes of Sprigg, WV, Russell Hayes of Cleveland, Dennie Ray Hayes of Woodie, Donny Hayes of Ypsilanti, MI and Ralph Jude of Lovely; 94 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1977

 

In last week's obituary of Mrs. Julia Jude, 72, of route 1, Louisa, a surviving daughter, includes Mrs. Christine Stiltner of Home Creek, WV and son Billy Ray Hayes of Goody, KY. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

MASSIE, Stinia (Hershey)

1875-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Stinia Massie, 101, of Fort Gay, were conducted June 19, in Young Funeral Home with burial in Matney Cemetery. She died June 15 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Massie was born December 25, 1875, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Simon and Ellen Woods Hershey. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, John Massie died in 1944. Surviving are a son, James Massie of route 1, Fort Gay; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a nephew. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

MEADE, Thomas, Jr.

1923-1977

Thomas Meade, Jr., 54, of Fort Gay, died Monday in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home. He was born June 2, 923, at Splash Dam, WV, a son of the late Thomas and Stella Castle Meade. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Louisa. The veteran of World War II is survived by one daughter, Rose Ann VanHoose of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Gail Newsome of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Charletta Marshal of Columbus; two brothers, Gene Meade of Fort Gay and Ronald Meade of Austin, Mass., and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1977

 

MILLER, Henry Thomas

Funeral services for former Louisan Henry Thomas Miller, of Philadelphia, were conducted recently in Newark, DE with burial there. Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War I; was a Kentucky colonel and member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Miller; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Enox; one sister, Mrs. D. F. Barnett of Ironton, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1977

 

MOORE, Robert Henry

1928-1977

Robert Henry Moore, 48, Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, June 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born December 10, 1928, at Fort Gay, a son of the late John L. Moore and Virginia Ratcliff Moore. the veteran of World War II was employed by the C & O Railroad for 25 years. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Virginia Moore of Fort Gay; two sisters, Miss Arvonna L. Moore of Fort Gay and Mrs. William Yolanda Ferrill of Huntington, WV and five nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 7, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, June 8, 1977

 

MOORE, William

1894-1977

Funeral services for William Moore, 83, route 2, Webbville, were conducted June 9 in the Wallow Hole Church by the Rev. Ennis Lewis, Jr., and the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Moore died June 7. He was born April 10, 1894, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wick and Aremina Mosley Moore. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Lewis Skaggs Moore; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Crump of Lloyd, Mrs. Mina Scultz of Flint, MI and Mrs. Vivian Giffith of Linden, MI, a son, William Moore, Jr. of Flint; seven stepsons, Alfred E. Skaggs of Burke, Von Skaggs of Milford, MI, Ray Skaggs of Chillicothe, OH, Roy Skaggs of Columbus, Guy Skaggs of Isonville, Danny Skaggs of Salorsville, MI and Ralph Skaggs of route 2, Webbville, five step daughters, Mrs. Pauline Morgan of Bloomings Springs, TN, Mrs.Avonelle Smith of Ashland, Mrs. Cassie Barker of Milford, Mrs. Delcie Maxie of Isonville, and Mrs. Mary Smith of Columbus; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1977

 

NORTON, John W.

1907-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence native John Woodson Norton, 69, of the Elks National Home in Bedford, VA were conducted there Monday. Burial was in Elks Rest Cemetery, Bedford. Mr. Norton died the evening of June 17. A retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad, he was born August 17, 1907 at Gallup in Lawrence County, a so of the late James S. and Mary Wilson Norton. He was a retired Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks. Before retirement he resided in Roanoke, VA. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Emma Norton Withers, one niece and two nephews. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

PENNINGTON, Jettie (Spillman)

1907-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Jettie Pennington, 70, Louisa, who died June 15, were conducted June 18 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Spillman Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Pennington was born February 26, 1907, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Berry Spillman. She was  a  member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Watt Pennington, died in 1957. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Eileen Compton and Mrs. Robert Burchett, both of Louisa; a son, Morton Spillman of route 3, Louisa; five stepsons, Roy and Ray Pennington, both of East Liverpool, OH, Richard Pennington of Midland, PA, and Arnold and Ballard Pennington both of route 3, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Carrie Diamond of Louisa; a brother, Lindsey Spillman of route 4, Louisa; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

PRICHARD, Charles Martin

1896-1977

Charles Martin Prichard, 81, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, June 20, at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center after an extended illness. Mr. Prichard was born January 15, 1896, in Lawrence County, KY. He was a son of the late Phillip and Annie Fletcher Prichard, a member of the United Baptist Church, veteran of World War I and retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Alice Sammons Prichard, three daughters, Charlene Pack, Albertson, NC, Ruth Davidson of Atlanta, GA, Alice Marie Johnson, Dayton, OH, six sons, Willis Prichard, Mainsville, OH, Roland Prichard, Wyandotte, MI, Charles Prichard, Grahn, KY, Thomas Prichard, Middletown, OH, Bill Prichard, Tonawanda, NY, Kent Prichard of Louisa; 23 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Finley officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

RIST, Maymie (Carter)

1919-1977

A Louisa native was among 18 Ashland area residents perishing in Saturday night's fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club near Covington that claimed 160 lives. Mrs. Maymie Carter Rist, 57 and her 59 year old husband, Joe Rist, of Catlettsburg, were among 18 members of the Ashland Roadrunners Club dying the Southgate, KY holocaust. Also killed were: Mrs. Virginia Jones Horwin Fitch, 62, of Ashland, former owner of Horwin's Dress Shop; Mrs. Ruth Patterson, 67, of Coal Grove; Orville Coulter, of Ironton, James E. (Bus) Fowler, 57, of Hanging Rock, formerly of Catlettsburg; Mrs. Helen Wright Floyd, 61, retired owner of Twin Realty in Ashland, Roy O. Butler, 49, and his wife, Mrs. Maxine Hollan Butler, 56, of Ashland, Fred Cooksey, 58 and Ellen Cooksey, 58, both of Ashland (Mrs. Cooksey was the sister of John Hearne and Bill Hearne, former owners of Hearne Concrete Block Co., in Catlettsburg), Mrs. Millie Overton of Huntington, Miss Marian Adkins, 62, of Ashland, Mrs. Ruth John of Bellefonte, George Polley and his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Polley of Ironton; Robert D. Burns, 60, and his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Fidler Burns, 58, of Ashland. Hospitalized were G. W. Curnutte and his wife, Mrs. Lois Curnutte of Ashland, Mrs. Sue McClaskey of Ironton and Mrs. Elna Rayburn of Ashland. Mrs. Edith Callahan of Ashland was treated and released. They were among 81 member of the club that made to tour to hear singer John Davidson.

 

Mrs. Rist was born August 14, 1919 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Louie Clarkson Carter and Henry Carter. Additional survivors are one son, Charles Rist of Charleston, WV; two brothers, Raymond Carter of Orlando, FL and Stanley T. Carter of Ashland; two half-brothers, George McGuire and Nick McGuire both of Ashland. She was a niece of Mrs. Harrison Ferrell of route 3, Louisa. Mr. Rist, repairman in the roundhouse at the Ashland Works of Armco, was born August 14, 1917 in Catlettsburg, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Wright Rist. Joint funeral services were conducted June 1, in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery.

Big Sandy News, June 1, 1977

 

SEE, Maxine (Amburgey)

1921-1977

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Maxine A. See, 55, Columbus, were conducted May 29 in South Shore, KY, with burial in Siloam Cemetery at South Shore. She died May 27. Mrs. See was born December 28, 1921, in Letcher County, a daughter of the late William H. and Ada Francis Amburgey. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Louisa. Her husband, Joe see, died in 1967. Surviving are three brothers, William Amburgey of Allen, Joe Amburgey of South Shore and Hetzel Amburgey of Dayton, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Sue Evan of South Portsmouth and Mrs. Anna Ratliff of St. Paul. Big Sandy News, June 1, 1977

 

SEE, Wilda (Shannon)

1902-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilda Shannon See, 75, of Point Section, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in the See Cemetery. Mrs. See died June 11 in an Ashland hospital. She was born June 6, 1902 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Marion and Emma Shannon Webb. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie See in 1970. Survivors include four sons, James E. See of Chillicothe, OH, Joe and Andy see of Russell, KY and Amos See of Louisa; one brother, Jim Shannon of Sebring, FL; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, June 15, 1977

 

SHANNON, Riley

1904-1977

Funeral services for Riley Shannon, 73, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, June 29, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mr. Shannon died June 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Shannon was born January 1, 1904, in Louisa, a son of the late James and Laura Shannon. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louva Childers Shannon, a daughter, Miss Laura Shannon of route 2, Louisa; two sons, Willie Ray and Billy Don Shannon, both of route 2, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Onalda Blackburn of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Blanche Wilson of Columbus, OH; a brother, Ollie Shannon of route 1, Louisa and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1977

 

VANHOOSE, Clarence

1914-1977

Funeral services for Clarence Vanhoose, 63, of Ashland, were conducted Sunday afternoon, June 12, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Ratcliff. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Vanhoose died June 9 in Elwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhoose was born January 14, 1914, at Island Creek, a son of the late John and Ella Butcher Vanhoose. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lee Daniels Vanhoose; six sisters, Mrs. Willis Fitch of Richardson, Mrs. Fred Bailey of Rolan Heights, CA, Mrs. Billy Fitch of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Burl Stacy of West Alexandria, OH, Mrs. William Adkins of Los Angeles and Mrs. Charles Lowman of Cincinnati; and six brothers, Clifford Vanhoose of Urbana, OH, Willard Vanhoose of Los Angeles, Hubert Vanhoose of Richardson, Randolph Vanhoose of Orrville, CA, Chester Vanhoose of New Carlisle, OH and Paul Vanhoose of Springfield, OH. Big Sandy News, June 15, 1977

 

WEBB, Everett Bernard

1937-1977

Funeral services for Fort Gay native, Everett Bernard Webb, 39, of Columbus were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Raymond McCallister. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Webb, formerly of Prichard, died June 18 at the residence. He was born July 18, 1937,at Fort Gay, a son of Otis and Elmira Vanhoose Webb. Additional survivors include two sisters, Patricia Gilkerson of Columbus and Mrs. Sandra McGilster of Prichard; two brothers, Joe Webb and Benny Webb both of Kenova. Big Sandy News, June 22, 1977

 

WILLIAMSON, John Henry

1920-1977

Funeral services for John Henry Williamson, 57 of Chillicothe, OH, formerly  of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. Mr. Williamson died June 24 in a Chillicothe hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Williamson was born February 13, 1920 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Bill and Jenny Coburn Williamson. Surviving are three brothers, Charlie Williamson of Toler, Lawrence Williamson of route 1, Louisa, and Walter Williamson of Columbus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Dixon of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Nannie Hanshaw of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 29, 1977

 

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BLANKENSHIP, William

1920-1977

Funeral services for former Louisan William Blankenship, 57, of Owingsville, were conducted July 24 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship died July 29 in St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. Mr. Blankenship was born March 6, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Raish and Inez Blankenship. He was a farmer in Bath County in recent years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jo Gose Blankenship; a daughter, Miss Libbie Blankenship; a brother, Raish Blankenship, Jr., of Owingsville and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Myers and Mrs. Ray Ferguson, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Lucille Maynard of Greenup. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1977

 

DAVIS, Josie (Williamson)

1901-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Davis, 76, of Louisa, were conducted July 16 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Flutey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died July 14, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Davis was born January 6, 1901, at Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Evans Williamson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Riley Davis; five daughters, Mrs. Louise Vinson and Mrs. Odalene Smith, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Leona Belcher of Havco, WV, Mrs. Betty Sammons of Sciotoville, OH, and Mrs. Donna Sue Gartin of Louisa; four sons, Sam Davis of Mullan, ID, Clyde Davis of Beaver Dam, VA, Glen Davis of Sciotoville, and Riley Davis, Jr. of Wheelersburg, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Short and Mrs. Nancy Bowen, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Rose Williamson of Crum; one brother, Sherman Williamson of Crum; 36 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

ENDICOTT, Thern

1919-1977

Funeral services for Thern Endicott, 57, of Webster, FL were conducted July 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Austin Fields. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Endicott died July 3 in Webster. Mr. Endicott was born December 2, 1919, a son of Mrs. Sarah Dillon Endicott of Fort Gay, WV and the late Leekies Endicott. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. pearl N. Endicott; two daughters, Mrs. Chenonia Beader of Dade City, FL and Mrs. Janet Knipp of Webster; three sons, Gary Endicott of Charleston, WV, Roger Endicott of Zanesville, OH, and Thern R. Endicott of Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Evans of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Williams of Fort Gay and Mrs. Florney Niba of Salt Rock, WV; three brothers, Sherman and Ernest Endicott both of Fort Gay and Elmer Endicott of Salt Rock; and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

HALL, Daniel

1900-1977

Funeral services for Daniel Hall, 77, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday  afternoon in the Low Gap Church at Blaine by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Adams. Mr. Hall died July 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born September 15, 1900 in Floyd County, a son of the late Milton and Catherine Snippe Hall, and was a retired farmer and coal miner. Survivors are a son, James Russell Hall of Blaine and one brother, Bud Hall of Taylor, MI. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

HAYES, Kermit

1913-1977

Funeral services for Kermit Hayes, 63, of Louisa, were conducted July 9 at the Isaac Park Free Baptist Church with burial in the cemetery there. Mr. Hayes died July 7 in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Hayes was born December 22, 1913 in Ashland, a son of the late John and Nora Roberts Hayes. He was a retired employee of Kentucky Power Co. a member of the Isaac Park Free Baptist Church, the Jenkins Masonic Lodge 856 and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenda Combs of Jenkins; a son, Paul Hayes of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Smith of Florida and Mrs. Opal Overback, address unknown; four brothers, Eldred and David Hayes both of Jenkins, John Hayes of Norton, VA and Bill Hayes of Columbus and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

HICKMAN, Lafe

1885-1977

Funeral services for former Louisa Lafe Hickman, 91, of Columbus were conducted July 6 in the Columbus First Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James Hayes and the Rev. James Thacker. Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Columbus. Mr. Hickman died July 3 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born December 15, 1885 in Lawrence County,  a son of Leander and Nancy Moore Hickman. He was a retiree from Union Cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Addie Parker Hickman died August 6, 1964, and a son Otis James Hickman died in 1975. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ivory Mansion of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Verla Williamson of Columbus, Mrs. Minnie Seitz of White Hall, OH, Mrs. Nancy Brown of Columbus, Mrs. Violet Sexton of Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Joanna Bevins of Louisa; two sons, Dave Hickman of Columbus, Donald W. Hickman of Louisa; 26 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

LEMASTER, Sherman

1889-1977

Graveside services for Sherman Lemaster, 87, of Whitehouse, were conducted July 9 at the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Mr. Lemaster died July 6, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Lemaster was born December 13, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Sara Scarberry Lemaster. He was a miner and a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Hattie VanHoose Lemaster; 4 sons, Delbert Lemaster of Jackson, OH, Clifton Lemaster of Springfield, OH; Claude Lemaster of Xenia, OH and Jimmy Lemaster of Waynesville, OH; 5 daughters, Dasiy Meek, Mable Lewis and Mildred Miles all of Whitehouse, Betty Jean Buzic of North Pekin, IL and Phyliss Province of Franklin, NC; a sister, Martha Jane Nickles of South Point, OH; 31 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

MADDOX, George

1893-1977

Funeral services for George Maddox, 84, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Tuesday morning at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Maddox died July 16, in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead following an extended illness. Mr. Maddox was born May 18, 1893, in Elliott County, a son of the late Charlie and Margaret Creech Maddox. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Boggs Maddox, a son, London Maddox of route 1, Webbville and a daughter, Mrs. Edna White of Greenup. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

MAY, Morgan

Funeral services for Morgan May, 75, of Webbville, retired farmer-welder, were conducted Tuesday morning in Cherokee Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in May Cemetery. Mr. May died July 16 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Praise, KY, a son of the late James and Anna Dulcy Slone May. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Opal Lemaster May; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa, one son, Morgan L. May with the U. S. Army in Nuremburg, Germany; two sisters, Mrs. George Diamond of route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Ralph Lewis of Columbus; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

MAYNARD, Sally (Moore)

1886-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Moore Maynard, 91, of Fallsburg, were conducted July 21, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died July 19. Mrs. Maynard was born July 18, 1886, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Muncy Moore. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Leonard Maynard, died  in 1973.. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Victoria Davis of Fallsburg and Mrs. Roberta Copley and Mrs. Jean Maynard, both of Louisa; two sons, Robert Maynard of Rittman, OH and Truman Maynard of Fallsburg; a half-brother, Jeff Moore of Ashland; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1977

 

MOORE, Virginia (Ratcliffe)

1897-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia (Virgie) Moore, 80, of Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday morning in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Cecil Hill of Huntington.  Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died July 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born March 14, 1897, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Robert and Phyllis  Burmley Ratcliffe. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, John L. Moore, died in 1949. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Arvonna Moore of Fort Gay, and Mrs. William (Yolanda) Ferrell of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Wallace of Louisa and Mrs. Spurgeon (Nina) Smith of Huntington; a grandson, Bobby Burke of Cincinnati; and four other grandchildren.

Big Sandy News, July 27, 1977

 

PHILLIPS, Ambrose

1900-1977

Funeral services for Ambrose Phillips, 77, of Plain City, OH formerly of Lawrence County, were conducted June 26, in Amity Church, Plain City with burial there. He died June 23, in Marysville, OH hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hay Phillips; seven children, and a sister, Mrs. Marty Boggs of route 1, Louisa. His parents were the late G. W. and Lydia Hay Phillips. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1977

 

PRICE, Frank Salton

1926-1977

Funeral services for Frank Salton Price, 50, of Fort Gay, were conducted July 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Trent Cemetery. Mr. Price died July 18 at the residence. Mr. Price was born July 21, 1926, at Williamson, a son of Mrs. Helen Burke Price of Fort Gay and the late Jesse Price. He was retired from the U. S. Army following 20 years of service. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Price of route 1, Fort Gay, three brothers, William Price of Chatteroy, WV, John Price of Williamson and Jack L. Price of route 1, Fort Gay; a niece and nephew. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

ROSS, Roy R.

1913-1977

Funeral services for ex-state senator Roy R. Ross, 64, of Paintsville, who formerly lived in Louisa, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 in the Paintsville United Methodist Church. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Mr. Ross, who served as senator 1971-1975, died Monday at the residence. He represented the 25th district of Johnson-Lawrence-Martin counties. He was also the Democratic nominee last May for county judge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Daniel Ross; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Brickley of Knoxville, TN and Mrs. Peggy Alice Castle of Columbus; and two sons, Donald R. Ross of Wittensville, KY and Jackie A. Ross of Paintsville. Also surviving are two brothers, Howard and Fred Ross and a sister, Mrs. Con Dailey all of Flat Gap, KY. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

SAMMONS, James

1938-1977

Funeral services for James Sammons, 38, of route 2, Louisa, who was electrocuted July 15 while working on a water well pump at the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church, were conducted Monday afternoon at the church by the Rev. E. C. Burton. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper W. C. Roberts, Mr. Sammons went to the church parsonage about noon to work on a water softener in the pumphouse. Floor of the pumphouse was wet, and apparently a “hot wire” touched the floor, causing the incident the trooper reported. Mr. Sammons was born November 10, 1938 at route 2, Louisa, a son of Lawrence Sammons of route 2, Louisa and the late Rae Vaughn Sammons. He was employed at Armco Steel Corp. as a switchman. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Sammons, a son David Glen Sammons of route 2, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Collins and Mrs. Jane Ridenour both of Dayton, OH, three brothers, Charles Sammons of Portland, Or, Winford Sammons of Wheaton, MD and Carl Sammons of South Boston, VA and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

STURGELL, Joseph E.

Funeral services for Joseph E.Sturgell, 31, of Crum, who was electrocuted July 9, while working under his home, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Silver Creek United Baptist Church in Crum. Burial was in Sturgell Family cemetery. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department reported Mr. Sturgell was working on some pipes, under a house he was constructing. His drill apparently malfunctioned causing electrocution, according to Deputy Dale Ferguson. His body was found by his family about 9 a.m. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sandra Lee Brumfield Sturgell; two daughters, Teresa Jo Sturgell and Paula Joann Sturgell both at home; one son Billy Joe Sturgell and two stepdaughters, Tina Lee and Glennetta Lynn Damron, both at home. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Gilbert

1940-1977

Graveside rites for Gilbert Thompson, 37, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted July 6 at Thompson cemetery in Fort Gay. He died July 3 at the residence. Mr. Thompson was born April 6, 1940, in Greenup County, a son of Mrs. Ethel Thompson of route 1 Crum. Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Mrs. Charles Johnson of route 1, Crum and four brothers, Melvin Thompson of Huntington and Matthew, Billy Lee and Leo Thompson, all of route 1, Crum. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Hager

1915-1977

Funeral services for Hager Thompson, 62, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died July 12, in Carson, CA following a sudden illness. Mr. Thompson was born June 26, 1915, at Adams, a son of the late John J. and Margaret Gussler Thompson. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired teamster. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charlotte rice of Louisa, Mrs. Patricia Ray McClatchy of Carson, Mrs. Melanie Sue Eleccire of Kent, WA and Miss Karen Jean Thompson of Littleton, OH; a son, Kevin Lee Thompson of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Mary McKinster and Mrs. Edith Bussey both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Bayes of Columbus, and Mrs. Nora See of Russell; six brothers, Earn Thompson of Morehead, Arlie Thompson of Ashville, OH, Arch and Gus Thompson, both of Louisa, Richard Thompson of Russell and Stroud Thompson of route 3, Louisa and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

VANHOOSE, Willie Doug

1940-1977

A 36 year old Lawrence County miner was among three persons, killed in a head on crash Saturday night in Paintsville. Willie Doug Vanhoose of Lowmansville in Lawrence county, and Mrs. Arlen Murray Vanhoose, 51, and her son Victor Allen Saddler, 18, both of Lowmansville in Johnson County, were also killed. The three were related. The incident occurred on US 460 just inside the Paintsville city limits near Magic Mart about 11:30 p.m. with Vanhoose driving one vehicle, which was involved in a collision  with Miss Francine Freeman, 26, Johnson County Extension Agent, who was returning from a vacation trip. She underwent  surgery Monday. Another passenger in the Vanhoose vehicle, 17 year old James Bobby Ward, is reported in fair condition in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, with injuries received in the crash. Willie Doug Vanhoose was born February 25, 1940, in Johnson County, a son of Willie and Anna Music Vanhoose. He was employed by White Ash Coal Co. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Neil Vanhoose; five daughters, Tammy Vanhoose, Lisa Vanhoose, Ruby M. Neil, Marilyn S. Neil and Angel A. Neil, all at home; two sons, Charles D. Vanhoose of Xenia, OH and Walter R. Neil, at home; three brothers, Charles E. Vanhoose of River, Randall Vanhoose of Salem, IN, and Jerry E. Vanhoose of Logan, OH; four sisters, Shelby Jean Miles of Union Furnace, OH, Alice Moss, Martha Louise Brume and Joyce Ann Cox, all of Logan, OH. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Loren Hyatt, with burial in Clark Castle Cemetery. Joint funeral services for Mrs. Vanhoose and her son, Victor Saddler were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1977

 

WEBB, Arnold Ray

A 20 year old Clifford man is the county’ second drowning victim this month, losing his life Sunday evening while wading in the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River near Clifford. Deputy Sheriff Leonard Adams said Arnold Ray Webb, an employee of the Louisa Pallett & Lumber Co., was wading about 5 p.m. when he was pulled under by a drop-off. He and his three uncles and brother had stopped to cool off before traveling to Clifford to play softball. His uncles Jerry Sexton, Gary Amburges, Terry Brashers, and brother, Elmer Webb attempted desperately to save him. Twice they made contact with the drowning man who was desperately trying to survive but his struggle made the rescue impossible, the Deputy pointed out the last to grasp the drowning man was Sexton who was unable to complete the rescue. The incident occurred at 5:59 p.m. and the body was recovered 16 minutes later by two Clifford area men, Charles Chapman and Bob Fitzpatrick, Deputy Adams said. Arriving on the scene a short time later was the Martin County REACT. Funeral services for Mr. Webb were to be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Isaac Park Church, conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was to be in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mr. Webb was born January 21, 1957, in Fleming-Neon, KY a son of Ray and Thelma Amburgey Webb. Additional survivors include two brothers, Jimmy Webb and Bobby Webb, both at home, two sisters, Belnda Joy Webb and Patricia Webb, both at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Amburgey of Clifford. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

WILSON, Calista

1905-1977

Funeral services for Miss Calista L. Wilson, 72, of Columbus, are to be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Miss Wilson died Sunday at the residence. She was born April 20, 1905, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John H. and Florence Wilburn Wilson. Survivors include one brother, Elmer O. Wilson of Wheelersburg, OH one sister, Miss Goldie Wilson of Columbus, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

WOOTEN, Lydia Jane (Chapman)

1893-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Jane Wooten, 83, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday at the residence by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Mrs. Wooten died July 14, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wooten was born July 20,1893, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Wellman Chapman. Surviving are her husband, Fred Wooten; two daughters, Misses Lorain and Alene Wooten, both at home, three sons, Elmer, Billie and Wayne Wooten, all at home; two half-brothers, Clyde and Bill Chapman, both of Ashland; a step-brother, George Smith of Louisa; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 20, 1977

 

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BARTRAM, Benton

1922-1977

Funeral services for Benton Bartram, 55, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Belle's Chapel Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bartram died August 21, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, of injuries received in a fall while painting at Georges Creek. Mr. Bartram was born April 5, 1922, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of Mrs. Inez Peters Bartram of Louisa and the late Harlan Bartram. He was a veteran of World War II and was a self employed painter. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Adams Bartram; a daughter, Miss Donna Bartram, at home; two sons, Allen Bartram of Mansfield, OH and Jeff Bartram at home; three sisters, Mrs. Garnet Huff of Mansfield, Mrs. Betty Waltz of Belleville, OH and Mrs. Julia Jones of Bluefield, WV; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

CAUDILL, Earl

1898-1977

Funeral services for Earl Caudill, 79, of Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Eloise United Baptist Church by Elder Fred Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Caudill died August 5, at the residence. Mr. Caudill was born March 2, 1898, at Oil Springs, a son of the late Jeff (note: this should be Jess)  and Mary Fairchild Caudill. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a retired plastering contractor. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lelia Thompson Caudill; two daughters, Mrs. Lelia Mae Coldin of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Edna Gilbert of Dayton, OH; four sons, Lawrence Caudill of Cape Cod, Mass., Curtis Caudill of Shelbyville, TN, Winfred Caudill  of Clearwater, FL and Delbert Caudill of Waycross, GA; a sister, Mrs. Mae Oliver of Marysville, OH, three brothers, Grant and George Caudill both of Cable, OH and Ralph Caudill of Dunedin, FL; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1977

 

CHANEY, Elster

1912-1977

Funeral services for Elster Chaney, 64, of route 1, Fort Gay, were July 30 in Young Funeral Home by elders Paul Nelson and Leonard Napier. Mr. Chaney died July 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Chaney was born December 16, 1912 in Pikeville, a son of the late Green and Sarah Belcher Chaney. He was a disabled miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Perry Chaney; five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Shrader of Miamisburg, OH, Mrs. Charles Matney of Laura, OH, Mrs. William Kirk of Marengo, OH, Mrs. Eddie Sams of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Hassel Hardin of West Carrolton, OH; two step-daughters, Mrs. Randy Webb of Fort Gay and Miss Debbie Thornsbury, at home; six sons, David and Bennie Chaney, both of Hurley, VA, Clyde Chaney of Clarksdale TN, Ronald Chaney of Illinois, Kennie Chaney of Fallsburg and Bryan Scott Chaney at home; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Burchfield of Garrison, Miss Mary Thornsbury of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lillie Taylor of Williamson, WV, and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

DANIELS, Jay

1905-1977

Funeral services for Jay Daniels, 71, of Louisa were conducted August 13, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery. Mr. Daniels died August 10. Mr. Daniels was born August 14, 1905, at Louisa, a son of the late David and Sarah Katherine Miles Daniels. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Frazier of Amherstdale, WV, and Mrs. Gertrude Rice of Davin, WV; two sons, Michael David Daniels of Beckley, WV and Donald Jack Daniels of International Falls, MN; a brother, Morton Daniels of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1977

 

FUGITT, Pauline (McClure)

1903-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Fugitt, 74, of Louisa, were conducted August 7, in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in McClure Cemetery at Gallup. Mrs. Fugitt died August 5. Mrs. Fugitt was born March 13, 1903, at Gallup, a daughter of the late Fran B. and Cora Parks McClure. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Chapman. Her husband, Paul M. Fugitt, died in 1954 Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Pigg of Rome, OH, Mrs. Roberta Van Gundy of Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Virginia Moore of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Frances Damron of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Esterline Crum of Louisa; five sons, Paul J. and Robert Fugitt, both of Columbus, William R. and Glen Fugitt, both of Catlettsburg and Wendell Fugitt of Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Boogie, Mrs. Earl Wolking, Mrs. Bob Smarr and Mrs. Frances Kurlas, all of Covington; a brother, Raymond McClure of Ashland; 24 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1977

 

GREENE, (Goldie) Mae (Castle)

1915-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Greene, 61, of Lowmansville, were conducted Tuesday morning at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville, by the Rev. Charles Price. Burial was in Oakley Castle Cemetery. Mrs. Greene died August 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Ira Green; 3 sons, Ray of Vermillion, OH, Ova and Gary both of Sheffield Lake, OH; a daughter, Phyllis Stapleton of Stambaugh; a brother, Roy Castle of Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

HANSHAW, Donald Lee

1934-1977

Funeral services for Donald Lee Hanshaw, 42, Louisa, who was killed August 9 in a car-truck accident, were conducted August 12 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Kentucky State Police said Mr. Hanshaw was driving south on US 23 when his car skidded into the rear of a truck driven by Clyde Bowling, 57 of route 4, Catlettsburg. Bowling was attempting to turn right onto Whites Creek Road when the mishap occurred, police said. Bowling's truck was knocked more than 120 feet upon impact. Both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane, police said. Bowling was not hurt in the accident. A passenger in the Bowling truck, James Sparks, 45, of route 4, Catlettsburg, was treated and released from King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland for injuries. Mr. Hanshaw was  born September 19, 1934, route 2, Louisa, a son of Virgil and Cordilla Hammond Hanshaw of Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Rethal Smith and Mrs. Nancy Davis, both of Columbus, Mrs. Della Gardner of Rocky Mount, NC and Mrs. Sarah Mayer of Lancaster, PA; and four brothers, David J. Hanshaw of Stanford, NC, Virgil E. Hanshaw of Ashland, Curtis R. Hanshaw of Louisa and Bill Paul Hanshaw of Barbourvile. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1977

 

JENNINGS, Earlest

1904-1977

Funeral services for Earlest Jennings, 73, of Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Jennings died August 13 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Jennings was born January 23, 1904, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late William Standard and Lena Thompson Jennings. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lula Halsey of Louisa; two half-sisters, Mrs. Louise Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Laura Blair of Columbus, OH, and four half brothers, Pearlie Jennings of Columbus, Burgess Arrington and Jakie Arrington, both of Louisa and Charles Arrington of Greenup. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1977

 

KELLEY, William Damer

1901-1977

Funeral services for former Lawrence magistrate William Damer Kelley, 76, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Mayhew and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Kelley, died July 30 at the residence He was born May 16, 1901, at Webbville. Survivors include his wife, Maude Queen Kelley, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Moore of Columbus; three sons, Eugene Kelley of Southgate, MI; Gerald Kelley of Taylor, MI and Toral Kelley of Riverview, MI; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

KIGER, David Everett

1896-1977

Funeral services for David Everett Kiger, 80, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted August 19 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Ronnie Graves. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Kiger died August 16, in Gallipolis, OH, at the residence of a son Everett M. Kiger. Mr. Kiger was born September 14, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Smauel and Belle Justice Kiger. He was a retired Missionary Baptist minister. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dora Triplett Kiger; two other sons, James Allen Kiger of Washington Court House, OH and Samuel Franklin Kiger of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Anna Adkins of Huntington, WV and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

LESTER, Ralph Clayton

1912-1977

Funeral services for Ralph Clayton Lester, 64, of route 1, Fort Gay, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 3 at the Morris Funeral Home in Wayne by the Rev. John Waldon and the Rev Audra Lester. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Lester died July 31 in King's Daughters' hospital. He was born August 21, 1912, in Fort Gay, a son of Harry Lester and the late Zelda Lester, and was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lester and a brother, George Lester. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Muncy Lester; one daughter, Mrs. James (Wilma) Blankenship of Lavalette; two sons, Ralph Curtis Lester and Brent Lester both of Fort Gay; one brother, Rev. Audra Lester of Lloyd, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Halcy (Mildred) Maynard and Mrs. Robert (Patsy) Fleming, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. John (Kathleen) Branon of Portsmouth, OH; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

MADDY, Hubert

1898-1977

Funeral services for Hubert Maddy, 79, of Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Maddy-Ekers Cemetery. Mr. Maddy was born July 29, 1898, at Cadmus, a son of the late Ed and Mary Ekers Maddy. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alene Frances Bentley Maddy; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Wheeler of Ashland, a son, David Maddy of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Dova Goins of Ashland; and a brother, Bill Maddy of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

MAY, William B.

1889-1977

Funeral services for William B. May, 87, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 1, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland by the Rev. Harold Dorsey and the Rev. O. P. Smith. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. May died July 29, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. May was born November 1, 1889, in Pike County, a son of the late William R. and Eliza Runyon May. He was a retired dairy farmer, a resident of Lawrence County for 45 years, member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the board of directors for the Federal Land Bank. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Collinsworth May; two daughters, Mrs. William J. Moore of Morehead and Mrs. Lewis W. Dunn of Ashland, a son, William T. May of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Miss M. Verna May of Pikeville; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

MUSIC, Richard

1914-1977

Funeral services for Richard Music, 63, of Ulysses, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa. Mr. Music, a retired security guard, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Castle, Ulysses. He was born February 25, 1914 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Abraham Music and Mrs. Mary Brown of Prestonsburg. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harold King of Lowmansville, Mrs. Walter Dixon of Madison, OH, Mrs. Ronald Nunn of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. David Dean of Independence, OH and Mrs. Castle; four sons, Raphael Music of Ulysses, Richard Music and Paul Music, of Cleveland, Deaver Music of San Antonio, TX; one sister, Ollie Grey of Prestonsburg; one brother, John Music of Martin, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

NEWSOME, Thomas E.

1968-1977

Funeral services for Thomas E. Newsome, 9, of route 4, Louisa, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. The youth died about 9:10 am. Monday of a .410 shotgun wound in the abdomen, at the residence, located on Newcomb Branch, near Fallsburg, off of KY 3, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Willis Roberts. County coroner Dr. John Ryan pronounced the youth dead at the scene, according to Trooper Roberts, with no inquest planned. The accidental shooting occurred when the boy's 10 year old brother handed him the weapon, which discharged, Roberts reported. He was born July 19, 1968, in Louisa, a son of Dan and Phyllis Rickman Newsome. Additional survivors include one sister, Mary Katherine Newsome of route 2, Catlettsburg; four brothers, Donald Newsome, John W. Newsome, Jeffery Newsome, and Brian Newsome, all at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rickman of route 2, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977

 

PERRY, Bobby Lynn

1936-1977

VAN LEAR--A 41 year old Lawrence miner and a co-worker were killed last week when a bolt of lightning touched off an explosion at an Addington Brothers strip mine near Paintsville. Bobby Lynn Perry of route 5, Louisa, Junior Hall, 49, of Flat Fork in Magoffin County were killed, when a bolt of lightning crashed into some explosives at the strip mine, located off of KY 3 near the Johnson-Martin County line. Twenty-nine year old James Gibbs of Flat Fork, was admitted to Highlands Regional Hospital near Prestonsburg, for injuries suffered in the blast. Kentucky State Police Det. Ken DeBoard reported the trio was checking explosives at the mine site about 5:30 p.m. when the incident occurred, as the result of a severe thunderstorm. The blast rained rocks and other debris on the men, partially burying Hall and Perry. A frantic rescue began by fellow workers ensued with the three found still alive, DeBoard reported. Hall died shortly before arriving at the hospital, and Perry died about an hour after being admitted. An investigation by U. S. Mine Enforcement and Safety Administration (MASA) closed one pit of the mine where the blast occurred, it was reported by Ashland Coal Co. parent company of Addington brothers and was to remain inactive until the inquiry is completed.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Perry were conducted August 13 at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Nellie Perry at Clifford by Elder James M. Lemaster. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Clifford. Mr. Perry was born June 28, 1936, at Clifford, a son of Mrs. Nellie Frazier Perry of Clifford and the late James Perry. He was an employee of Addington Brothers Mining Co. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Rosetta Mae McKinney Perry; two sons, Robert Lynn and Roger Dale Perry, both at home, three sisters, Mrs. Mable Prince of Clifford, Mrs. Mary Marcum of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Margaret Sue Holland of West Chester, OH, and six brothers, James, Okey, Troy and Walter Perry, all of Clifford, William Perry of route 1, Louisa, and Paul Perry of Dover, DE. Big Sandy News, August 17, 1977

 

PHILLIPS, William

Funeral services for former Louisan William Phillips, 65, of Sanford, KY were conducted August 6, in Sanford. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Mr. Phillips, native of Martha, KY died August 2. He moved from Louisa 11 years ago. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea, was a charter member of the Pine Castle American Legion Post and a member of Seminole Chapter 30 DAV. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Phillips, Sanford; two step sons, Sonny Gill, Sanford and J. M. Gill, Fort Walton beach, sister, Mrs. Wilma Pickrell, Tampa; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1977

 

SEE, Frank

1902-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence native, Frank E. See, 75, of Kenova, WV were conducted August 21 in Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, by chaplain James Sams. Burial was in See Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. See died August 19 in Huntington hospital. Mr. See was born July 17, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late W. D. and Dora Dawson See. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 93.. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Addis of Kenova, Mrs. Herma Ashley of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Esther Newman of Paradise, CA; a brother, Isaac R. See of Tampa, FL and a niece. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

SKAGGS, John L.

1920-1977

Funeral services for John L. (J.L.) Skaggs, 57, of Webbville, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, in Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Luther Parker and the Rev. David Boggs. Mr. Skaggs died August 21 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs was born June 26, 1920, in Elliott County, a son of Martha Boggs Skaggs of Webbville and the late John Lee Skaggs. He was a guard for Pinkerton's at Burnaugh. He was a member of the Willard Lodge 626, F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Betty Stewart Skaggs; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Fannin of Willard and Mrs. Francis Hylton of Ashland; a son, Roger Skaggs of Webbville; two brothers, Gene Johnson of Ashland and Calvin Johnson of Marion, OH; a sister, Mrs. Edna DeCorso of Ogden, UT; and four grandsons. Big Sandy News, August 24, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Marjorie Lee

1977-1977

Graveside rites for infant Marjorie Lee Thompson, two months old, of Fort Gay, were conducted August 3 at Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Olen Kearns. She was born June 5, 1977 in Huntington, a daughter of Edith Thompson, of route 2, Fort Gay. Additional survivors include a sister, Miss Louise Thompson, at home; two brothers, Luie and Harvey Thompson, both at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 10, 1977

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ADAMS, Ernest

Funeral services for Ernest Adams, 72, were conducted August 31 in Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home, Mead, OH by the Rev. Gerald Niswender and the Rev. Eugene Purdy. Burial was in Mead Cemetery. Mr. Adams died August 27 in Berger Hospital  and was a retied farmer and retired employee of the Big Bear Store. Survivors include his widow, Katherine Kness Adams; five sons, Lenny of the residnece, William of Columbus, Donald of the state of Washington, Larry of Stoutsville, and Denny of Laurelville; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Stevens, of Columbus; 7 grandchildren; one brother, Smith Adams of Louisa, one sister, Highly Jane Adams of Mead and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

BALL, Edgell Kline

1908-1977

Edgell Kline Ball, 69, route 3, Louisa, died September 4 at 8:10 p.m. He was born February 28, 1908, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Thomas William Ball and Ida Miriam McKinster. He was a retired self-employed salesman. Survivors include his wife, Gwendoline Moore to whom he had been married 48 years; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Wirey of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Oscar T. Ball of Tempe, AZ, Nile Ball of route 3, Louisa. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

BILLUPS, Bert

Bert Billups, 91, 8007 Cass St., Fort Gay, died Monday at 10 a.m. at the Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Billups, a retired general laborer was employed by Seiberling Rubber Company, Barberton, OH. He was born in Fort Gay, the son of the late John L. Billups and Fannie Wellman Billups, and was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Ratcliffe who died in 1918.. He was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, William Billups of Akron, OH and Leon Billups of Wadsworth, OH and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 8 at the Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

BUTLER, Robert L.

1910-1977

Robert L. Butler, 67, of 2813 Moore Street, Ashland died Tuesday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Butler was born May 20, 1910, at Cherokee in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Emma Rice Butler. He was a retired engineer for the Chessie System and a member of the Brotherhood of Local Firemen and Engineers. He was also a member of the Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louella Young Butler; two sons, Harold R. Butler of Hager Hill and Samuel K. Butler, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Thompson of Westwood and Miss Betty L. Butler at home; a sister, Miss Hazel Butler of Columbus; and a brother, Charles V. Butler of Grayson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman McFadden. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

CONLEY, Samuel H.

1907-1977

Funeral services for Samuel H. Conley, 70, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Grayson Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Malcolm Bush and the Rev. Lucien Conley. Burial was in Carter County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Conley died September 2, at the residence. Mr. Conley was born March 10, 1907, in Magoffin County, a son of the late Sam and Mary Caudill Conley. He was a drilling contractor. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Prater Conley; two sons, Lowell Conley of Dayton, OH and Dwight Conley at home; six daughters, Mrs. Eugene Borders of Marion, OH, Mrs. Donald Tussey of Fort Meade, MD, Mrs. Earl Horton of Grayson, Mrs. Tim Stapleton of Rush, Mrs. Jewell Stewart of Ashland and Mrs. Gerald Sloas of Webbville; a brother, Erd Conley of Jackson, OH; a sister, Mrs. Farmer Penix of Salyersville; and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

CORDLE, Anna (Lykins)

1899-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Anna Cordle, 78, of Columbus, OH, were conducted September 9, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cordle, former Louisa resident, died September 6 in Mercy Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Cordle was born August 8, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter  of the late John Will and Almaremera Sargent Lykins. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Curtis Lemaster of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Lawrence Moore and Mrs. Donald Troster, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Lester Hilton of Grove City, OH; five sons, Homer and Lowell, both of Columbus, Charles Cordle of Ashville, Arthur Cordle of Dayton, OH, and Greenville Cordle of route 3, Louisa, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Collins of Morgan County. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

CURNUTTE, James Martin

1930-1977

Graveside services for Lawrence native James Martin Curnutte, 47, Lima, OH were conducted September 8 in Lima by the Rev. William Daniels. Mr. Curnutte died September 6 in a Lima Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Curnutte was born January 4, 1930, in Lawrence County, a son of Martin Curnutte of Ashland and the late Mallie McKinster Curnutte. Surviving in addition to his father, are his stepmother, Mrs. Oma Dykes Curnutte of Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Edwards of Huntington; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mike Tussey and Mrs. Stephen Winsor, both of Ashland; and three half-brothers, Ivan Curnutte of Greensburg, Delmas Curnutte of Grand Rivers and Edward Benton of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

EDWARDS, Elvessie

1895-1977

Funeral services for Miss Elvessie Edwards, 82, of Blaine, were conducted September 18, in Young Funeral Home with burial in Edwards Cemetery, Blaine. Miss Edwards died Saturday in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Miss Edwards was born August 27. 1895. at Blaine, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Rosie Boggs Edwards. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Delbert Liming and Mrs. Flossie Steel, both of Blaine, Mrs. Laura Barker of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Zelda Blevins of Beaver, OH and two brothers, Morton and Ossie Edwards, both of Blaine. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1977

 

HOOSER, James

1893-1977

James Hooser, 84, route 1, Fort Gay, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Hooser was born April 17, 1893 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Sarah Bellomy Hooser. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad employee. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Pingalore of Miami, FL, Mrs. Betty Miller of Huntington, Mrs. Deloris Divon of Jackson, OH and Mrs. Genevieve Staylor of Prichard, WV; two sons, Leonard Hooser of Columbus and Heartsel Hooser of route 1, Fort Gay; 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by ministers, Clarence Wellman and Reades Selby. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery at route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

KEATON, Eugene

1936-1977

Funeral services for Eugene Keaton, 40, who was killed August 31, in a truck-auto collision were conducted September 3, at the residence of Arthur Ferguson at Martha. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Keaton was a passenger in an automobile driven on KY 469, .6 mile of a mile from Martha, that collided with a truck driven by John Sparks, 24, of Olive Hill, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Clyde Johns. Driver of the auto, Timothy Fairchild, 28, of Flat Gap, is in St. Marys Hospital, Huntington, with multiple injuries. Mr. Keaton was born October 9, 1936, in Lawrence County, a son of Ora and Zetta Skaggs Keaton of Martha. He was an employee of Ashland Oil Inc. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Sandra Lou Ferguson Keaton; four sons, Anthony Wayne, Paul Eugene, Ora Francis and Patrick Chalmer Keaton, all at home; a daughter, Miss Barbara Ellen Keaton, at home; and two brothers, Herman J. Keaton of Martha and Joe Thomas Keaton of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

KOCIO, Dimitri (Mike)

1917-1977

Funeral services for Dimitri (Mike) Kocio, 59, of Ashland, father of Lawrence school teacher, Georgia Ann Kocio, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Hunter. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Kocio died Sunday morning in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Kocio was born September 22, 1917, at Yonkers, NY, a son of the late Nicholas and Nettie Welgus Kocio. He attended Christ United Methodist Church, was a navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Clarence Fields Post American Legion and was a retired employee of the Chessie System with 30 years of service. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Williams Kocio, one daughter, Cindy Lynn Kocio, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Lipnick and Mrs. John Kwap, both of Yonkers. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

LESTER, Harry Labon

1891-1977

Funeral services for Harry Labon Lester, 86, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday morning in Morris Funeral Home, Wayne by the Rev. John Waldon. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, and grandsons were pallbearers. Mr. Lester died Sunday, September 11 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Lester was born August 23, 1891, Fort Gay, a son of the late Rufus and Vinnie Bloss Lester. He was a retired dairy farmer and member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelda Christian Lester and two sons, Ralph and George Lester, and one daughter, Barbara Lester. Survivors include one son, Rev. Audra Lester, Lloyd, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Haley (Mildred) Maynard, Mrs. Robert (Patty) Fleming of Fort Gay, and Mrs. John (Kathleen) Branon of Portsmouth, OH; and one sister, Mrs. Claude (Madge) Matthews of Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

LESTER, Orba F.

1921-1977

Funeral services for Orba F. Lester, 56, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted September 16, in Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Fred Damron. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. Mr. Lester died  September 11 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. A member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, he was born March 25, 1921 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Muss Newton and Midge Billups Lester. A veteran of World War II, he was a retied inspector for Wollensak Industries. He was a member of Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 18 and Wayne Chapter No. 118 R.A.M. Surviving include the wife, Charity Bumgarner Lester, to whom he was married for 28 years; one daughter, Debra Lee at home; two sons, Terry David also at home, and Timothy Newton of South Point, OH; two sisters, Miss Gussie Lester and Mrs. Beth Fluty, both of route 1, Fort Gay; one brother, Roy Lester of Wathena, KS and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1977

 

MOORE, Erma (Moore)

1894-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Moore, 83, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted September 25 in the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Goldie Moore. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died September 22 in a Columbus hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Moore was born March 5, 1894, at Mattie, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Miller Moore. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Louisa Chapter 292 of the Order of Eastern Star. Her husband, Bert W. Moore, died in 1972. Surviving are four sons, Homer Moore of Grove City, OH; Elza and Keith Moore, both of Columbus, and Marvin Moore of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Bertie Anderson of Columbus; a brother, Rubin Moore of Mattie; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1977

 

MOORE, Jennie (Simpson)

1882-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Moore, 94, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Moore died September 24, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Moore was born October 5, 1882, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Giles and Durzella Thompson Simpson. Her husband, Lindsey Moore died in 1937. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Maynard of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Jay Wellman of Canton, OH; a son, Harold Moore of Texas; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1977

 

NORTHRUP, Cecil T.

1907-1977

Cecil T. Northrup, 70, of route 4, Louisa, died September 5, at 12:25 a.m. at the residence. He was born May 18, 1907 at Athens, PA, the son of the late Ira Northrup and Carrie Stone. He was retired from Dayton Malleable Iron Co., Ironton. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Pauline Bentley Northrup, to whom he had been married 32 years; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Sue Stoneburner, Waynesville, OH, Miss Sandra Lee Northrup, Dayton, OH: two sons, Richard C. Northrup, Columbus, Larry M. Northrup at home; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Randall, Mrs. Lillian Hallstron, both of Tampa, FL, Mrs. Leona Bryce, San Francisco, CA; two brothers, Charles Northrup, San Francisco, Chester Northrup of Sayre, PA; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were to be Wednesday, September 7, at 11 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Casey Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 7, 1977

 

PARKER, Lillian Katherine (Skaggs)

1901-1977

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Lillian Katherine Parker, 76, of Columbus, were conducted September 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Tate. Burial was in the family cemetery at Smokey Valley. Mrs. Parker died September 18, in Doctors North Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Parker was born April 10, 1901, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Tom and Sarah Ann Holbrook Parkes (note: this should be Skaggs). She was a retired inspector for Ranco Division in Columbus, was a member of the Linden Church of God in Columbus and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Carl Lee Parker, died in 1960. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sally Murphy of Columbus and Mrs. Anita Tatarelli of Wallingford, PA; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Hall of Louisa, Mrs. Paul Travis of Buckeye Lake, OH, Mrs. Bill Siegel of Charleston SC, and Martin Nyberg of Whitehall, MI; two brothers, Ray Skaggs of Melbourne, FL and Don Skaggs of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1977

 

PENIX, Blaine

1900-1977

Blaine Penix, 77, died August 31, at his home at 23 S. Mill Street, Fredericksburg, after a period of declining health. Services were held Saturday, September 3 at 2 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Rev. Craig Mulpas officiating. Burial was at Fredericksburg East Cemetery. He was born in Blaine, KY on February 15, 1900, to George and Elizabeth Ramey Penix and married Eva Hall on December 9, 1922. He had lived in Glenmont from 1947 to 1965, and served as mayor there for four years. For the past 12 years he had lived in Fredericksburg. He had served in the armed forces in 1920-1921 and was a retired employee of Fixible Co. in Loudonville. Surviving are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Mina Abbett of St. Ann, MO; and two brothers, James of San Diego, CA and Franklin of Canton. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

VIRES, Fountain

1897-1977

Funeral services for Fountain Vires, 80, of Louisa, were conducted Monday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Crider. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Vires died September 8, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Vires was born April 18, 1897, at Thomas, a son of the late James and Arminda Lowe Vires. He was a retired timberman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Maynard Vires; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Endicott of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Sylvia Broache of Ritman, VA, and Mrs. Judy Fultz of Lorain, OH; three sons, Estill and Morgan Vires, both of Louisa, and Russsell Vires of Lorain; a brother, Kermit Vires of Varney; and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 14, 1977

 

WELLMAN, Wallace

1917-1977

Funeral services for Wallace Wellman, 60, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wellman died September 24 in King's Daughters, Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Wellman was born September 17, 1917, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of Charles Lincoln Wellman of Prestonsburg and the late Alice Webb Wellman. He was a retired U. S. Postal worker of Louisa, a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W. , the Odd Fellows Lodge and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Maynard Wellman; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Dimango of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Marie Sadler of Lima, OH; and three brothers, Clyde Wellman of Lima, Willis Wellman of Florida and Carl Wellman of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1977

 

WILLIAMSON, Sherman

1899-1977

Funeral services for Sherman Williamson, 78, of route 1, Crum, were conducted Monday in Webb Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Williamson died September 16 at the residence. Mr. Williamson was born July 4, 1899, at Webb, WV, a son of the late John and Sarah Evans Williamson. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II, and was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosie Copley Williamson; a daughter, Miss Jane Williamson of Dayton, OH, a step daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Short of route 1, Crum; three sons, Sherman Williamson, Jr. of Columbus, Harry Williamson of Lorain, OH and Donald Lee Williamson of route 1, Crum; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Maynard and Mrs. Nancy Bowens, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Rosie Williamson of route 1, Crum; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 21, 1977

 

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ADAMS, Cova

Funeral services for Cova Adams, 66, of Columbus, were conducted September 29 at the O. R. Woodyard Company Chapel Funeral Home in Columbus. Graveside rites were conducted October 1 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adams died September 28 in Mercy Hospital. He was formerly employed by the Air Great Concrete Co. and Thurman Scales. Surviving are his wife, Nellie M.; two daughters, Mary Ann Adams and Maybelline Adams at home; father Kay Adams of Louisa; four brothers, Robert Adams, Milton Adams, Nolan Adams, and Basil Adams, all of Columbus; two sisters, Edith Burchett of Webbville and Emily Newsome of route 1, Louisa; two half sisters, Lillie Mae Myers and Linda Faye Smith of London, OH. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

ANDERSON, Harry

1886-1977

Harry B. Anderson, 91, Cherokee, a retired farmer, died Monday at his home. He was born September 8, 1886 at Cherokee. Surviving are two sons, Paul H. Alexander, Ocala, FL, Elmer Alexander of Cherokee, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His wife, Stella (note: should read Della) Ferguson Alexander preceded him in death in 1968. Funeral services were to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. John Birch and Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial will be in Ferguson Cemetery, Cherokee. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1977

 

BOYD, Mary Alice

1918-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mary Alice Boyd, 59, of Dayton, OH were conducted Monday afternoon in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Carl Gibson. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Mrs. Boyd was born September 19, 1918 in Lawrence County. Surviving are her husband, Kelly Patrick Boyd; a son, Bobbie Boyd of Thelma and three brothers, Maynard Boyd of Dayton and Rex and Millard Boyd both of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

BRANHAM, Erie (See)

1885-1977

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Erie See Branham, 92, of Grosse  Point, MI, were conducted October 14 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in See Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died October 11 in a Trenton, MI hospital. Mrs. Branham was born May 2, 1885, at route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late J. Critt and Leona Branham See. She was a retired school teacher. Her husband, Lafayette Branham preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jolliffe Belcher of Grosse, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Walker of Louisa and Mrs. Marie Stump of Tiro, OH; five brothers, Fred J. See of Ellenville, NY, Clyde R. See of Rising Sun, IN, Alva See of Louisa, John B. See of Morganfield and James W. See of Amarillo, TX and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

CLAY, Denver

1893-1977

Funeral services for Louisan Denver Clay, 83, of Fairborn, OH were conducted September 30 in Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, by the  Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Clay died September 27 in a Xenia, OH hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Iona Adams Clay, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Arnold and Miss Barbara Jean Clay, both of Fairborn; one sister, Mrs. Ada Mae Roberts of Louisa; one brother, Virgil Clay of Ona, WV. Mr. Clay was born December 22, 1893, at Buchanan, a son of the late James William and Ida Newman Clay. He was a retired barber, a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church at Buchanan, a veteran of World War I, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the W. O. Johnson Legion Post 89 in Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

ELKINS, Lillie (Evans)

1921-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Vans Elkins, 55, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted September 28, in Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Elkins Cemetery. Mrs. Elkins died September 26 in Louisa Community Cemetery. Mrs. Elkins was born December 9, 1921, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Dan and Linda Hensley Evans. Surviving are her husband, John B. Elkins and a brother, John Evans of Ludlow. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

FUGETT, Bert

1904-1977

Funeral services for Bert Fugett, 73, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted October 6 at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery. Mr. Fugett died early October 4 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Fugett was born March 25, 1904, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Harve and Tina Boyle Fugett. He was retired from the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. of Mansfield, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Harwick Fugett; four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Taylor of Nolan, Mrs. Myrtle Kirk of Columbus, Mrs. Annie Blevins of Hatfield and Mrs. Frances Pratt of Fort Gay; four sons, George Artrip of Roanoke, VA and James B., Jack and Albert G. Fugett, all of Mansfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Wellman and Mrs. Maude Poole, both of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ola Thompson of Henderson, WV, and Mrs. Virginia Nolan of Louisa and four brothers, Jack Fugett of Grundy, VA, Buster Fugett of Williamson, WV and Scisco and Millard Fugett both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1977

 

HALE, Bennett

1906-1977

Funeral services for Bennett Hale, 70, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted October 2, in Williamson, WV with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. Mr. Hale died September 30 at the residence. Mr. Hale was born November 20, 1906 at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Ann Blackburn Hale. He was retired from Columbia Gas Co. at Williamson, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Parsley Hale; a son, Charles E. Hale at home; a daughter, Mrs. William Sprouse of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. William Sprouse of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Barnett and Mrs. Ruth Huston, both of Columbus, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

HAMMONDS, Maude (Howell)

1881-1977

Funeral services for Maude Hammonds, 96, of Columbus, were conducted October 1, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Howell Cemetery at Glenwood, KY. Pallbearers were David Skeens, Gary Skeens, Curt Upton, Lynwood Howell, Bob Wells, John Wells. Mrs. Hammonds died September 28 in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hammonds was born September 7, 1881, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Lydia Triplett Howell. Her husband, Mach Hammond died in 1907. Preceding her in death were a son, Ernest and a daughter, Erma. She is survived by a grandson, James Skeen, with whom she had resided during the past few years. Also surviving are four great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

JOHNSON, Permelia (Diamond)

1903-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Permelia Johnson, 73, of Louisa, were conducted October 15, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died October 12. Mrs. Johnson was born November 14, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Strather and Fannie Adkins Diamond. Her husband, Ernest Johnson, die din 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Holt of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. William Collins of Flat Rock, MI and two grandchildren, Miss Helena Holt of Louisa and Phillip Vanhoose with the U. S. Army in Germany. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

KENNEDY, Gladys (Land)

1899-1977

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Gladys Land Kennedy, 78, of Lubbock, TX were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy died October 13 in Texas. Mrs. Kennedy was born March 18, 1899, at Whitehouse, a daughter of the late William Smith and Janie Vinson Land. She was a former school teacher. Her husband, James R. Kennedy, died in 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Jane Downing of Lubbock; a son, William M. Kennedy of Lubbock, a sister, Miss Nancy Land of Louisa, a brother, Ed Land of Louisa; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

LAYNE, Charles F.

1911-1977

Funeral services for former Louisan Charles F. Layne, 65, of Cleveland, were conducted October 14, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Layne died October 19. Mr. Layne was born December 25, 1911, in Leewood, WV, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Layne. He was a retired mechanic. His wife, Mary Jane McBrayer Layne, died in 1964. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Layne Bush of Louisa, Mrs. Patricia Wurts of Leewood and Mrs. Kay Swafford of Williamson, WV, two sons, Charles Henry Layne and Roger Franklin Layne, both of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Margie Gammon of Florida and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1977

 

MEADE, Earnest

Funeral services for Earnest Meade, 63, were in Columbus, OH, October 18.  Mr. Meade died October 15 in Mount Carmel Hospital after a long illness. He was the son of Jed Meade, Whitehouse, KY, and the late Mary Bell Ratliff Meade.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roberta Webb Meade; five daughters, Mrs. Loveda Halston of Marion, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Adams of Shadeville, OH, Mrs. Linda Davidson of Charleston, SC, Mrs. Clara Bedard of Lockbourne, OH and Mrs. Mary Ann Onbankes of Grove Port, OH; four sons, Earnest R. Meade, Jr., Obetz, OH, Eugene Meade of Taylor, MI, Ferrell Meade of Marion, OH, Earl Roger Meade of Lockbourne, Billy Meade proceeded him in death; 28 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, two brothers, Earl Meade and Howard Meade of Rt. 2, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Craft and Mrs. Sarah Frances Duvall, both of Cincinnati.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Green Cove Springs, FL. Burial was in Fernwood Cemetery. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1977

 

MEADE, Shirley

1920-1977

An anticipated fun-filled vacation for five Lawrence County women and a Boyd Countian in scenic, balmy Acapulco, turned into a horrible nightmare with the traffic death of 57 years old Shirley Meade of Louisa. Mrs. Meade, local civic and political leader, died Friday afternoon in an ambulance enroute to an Acapulco hospital. Local police reported she was struck and killed by at taxi cab in front of the El Presidente Hotel while her friends waited in two cabs preparing to return home to Lawrence county. It was the tragic climax of a week-long vacation in one of the most acclaimed tourist Meccas in the western world--95 degree temperatures for lounging on platinum beaches and a yacht cruise on the blue Pacific.

 

The six--Mrs. Meade, Mrs. Irene Myers, Mrs. Aileen Compton, Mrs. Mary Blankenship, Mrs. Rose Perry, all of Louisa and Mrs. Ruth Geyer of Catlettsburg, flew out of Louisville October 16 for Acapulco, via a change over in Dallas.  They arrived October 17 amidst the excitement of a large convention of fellow Americans in the El Presidente Hotel conducted by Commonwealth Insurance.  There was gala entertainment nightly in the hotel, which the group enjoyed and of course, sight seeing, according to Mrs. Blankenship. On the day of their departure, October 21, about noon Acapulco time (2 p.m. Louisa time), the Eastern Kentuckians were in the process of checking out of the hotel--summoning taxi cab and loading luggage. Mrs. Blankenship said Mrs. Meade wanted to buy some last minute items from a gift shop that was adjacent to the hotel. The others waited in the two cabs. Finally after a time lapse, they began to become concerned. One of their cab drivers told of a nearby accident in which an American woman dressed in a black suit and white blouse  was struck by a car and picked up by an ambulance. Mrs. Blankenship pointed out they weren't concerned because Mrs. Meade was wearing a black suit and red blouse.

 

The wait continued, so the driver was asked to make a second inquiry, and when he returned it was then they found out the woman was wearing a red blouse and black suit. Several of the ladies went into the hotel requesting the manager make further inquiry, and he found out that Mrs. Meade was dead. Mrs. Compton informed the remainder of the group of Mrs. Meade's death and fainted on the hotel driveway. Mrs. Blankenship said Mrs. Compton was rushed inside, revived in the hotel and a doctor was called. The hotel manager contacted the U. S. Embassy and Mrs. Blankenship attempted to contact with the aide of a hotel travel bureau person, Mrs. Meade's relatives in Louisa, but to no avail.

 

She was able to contact the Louisa Community Hospital to get in touch with her brother, James Hager, and to notify the kin of the other ladies that they were all right. In frustration as to what to do next, they decided to seek out a Mexican guide who had befriended them during the trip. After several telephone calls the guide found out the whereabouts of the body and he identified her. Through a cab driver, they found out Mrs. Meade was struck by a Volkswagon taxi and the impact threw her across the hood into the windshield, Mrs. Blankenship, noted. Mrs. Meade suffered cuts of the head and neck, and the cab driver informed them that she died enroute to the hospital. It was at the police station that Mrs. Blankenship and Mrs. Compton filled out identification and background forms on Mrs. Meade and they learned that the driver of the death cab had been arrested and jailed. The Eastern Kentuckians left Mexico Saturday and got into Louisa the following day.

 

Mrs. Meade was administrator at Louisa Medical Clinic for 27 years and active in Democratic politics. She was past county Democratic chairwoman, associate director and past treasurer of the 7th Congressional District Democratic Women, and past president of Lawrence County Democratic Women. She was also county chairwoman of the Lawrence County unit of the American Cancer Society; chairman of county Heart Fund; member of Louisa Woman's Club, Rebekah Lodge; Kentucky Colonel, and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church. She was born September 2, 1920, at Thealka, a daughter of the late James C. and Edna Sizemore Hager. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Cook of Indianapolis, IN and Mrs. Judy Mantenfel of Cincinnati; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles F. Hager of Louisa and Arthur Hager of Kansas City, KS and one sister, Mrs. Florine Hampton of Louisa. Funeral services were to conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 in the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Ralph E. Webb and Rev. Lowell Langefeld. Big Sandy News, October 26, 1977

 

MOORE, Andrew

Funeral services for Martin County native, Andrew Moore, 77, of route 1, Athens, OH, were conducted September 23, in Bogony-Jordan Funeral Home, Athens, by the Rev. Johnny Allman, Sr. Burial was in Athens. Mr. Moore died September 20 at the residence following an extended illness. Born in Pilgrim, KY, he was the son of the late Lincoln and Rebecca Muncy Moore. He moved to the Albany area in 1952, where he was a farmer and worked for the board of education. He was member of the United Methodist Church in Newcomb, KY. He is survived by his wife, Esta G. Moore; three sons, Winford Moore of Deland, FL, Vinson L. (Dee) Moore of Louisa and Paul Eugene Moore of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Compton of Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Ann Miller of Columbus and Janet Sue Young of Winter Park, FL; three step sons, Gene M. Gool of Columbus; Leon D. Gool of Belleville, IL and Ronny M. Gool of Ashville; four sisters, Mrs. Rosie Lambert and Mrs. Mary Alley, both of Louisa, Mrs. Vicey Diamond of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Angline Bradley of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Roscoe Moore of Florida, and McKinley Moore of McDaniel, KY; 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

PENNINGTON, Russell

1907-1977

Funeral services for Russell Pennington, 70, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted October 12 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson by Elder Everett Slone. Burial was in Carter County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Pennington died October 10, in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Pennington was born October 5, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George M. and Susie Robertson Pennington. Surviving are a brother, Woodrow Pennington of Webbville; and six sisters, Misses Irene and Ruth Pennington, both of Webbville and Mrs. John Bentley, Mrs. Ray Floyd, Mrs. Holbert Litteral and Mrs. Russell Jones all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1977

 

PHILLIPS, Eula (Bailey)

1909-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Phillips, 68, of Martha, were conducted October 1 in Elizabeth Baptist Church by ministers Howard Sturgill, Emmett Barker and Bob Seagraves. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Phillips died September 28. Mrs. Phillips was born May 27, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harve and Anna Ferguson Bailey. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. Herbert Phillips, died in 1971 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Sparks of Johnstown, OH and Mrs. Orella Lyon of Plain City, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Adkins of Sandy Hook; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

ROBERTS, Jesse

Funeral services for former Louisan Jesse Roberts, 84, of Ironton were conducted Monday in Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, by the Rev. Glen Wheeler. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died September 29, in Ironton.

 

ROBERTSON, Wayne

1934-1977

Funeral services for Wayne Robertson, 43, of Ontario, OH, formerly of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted October 1, in Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Robertson died September 28. Mr. Robertson was born February 25, 1934 at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Leland and Fannie Robertson Robertson. Surviving are three sons, Wayne Richard, Frank Anthony, and Jeffrey Lee Robertson, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Emily Thompson, Mrs. Julia Jackson and Mrs. Blanche Akers, all of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Thursie Robertson of Fort Gay; and four brothers, Floyd Robertson of Louisa, William and James Robertson, both of route 2, Fort Gay and the Rev. Willard Robertson of route 1, Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News,  October 5, 1977

 

THOMPSON, James Everett

1925-1977

Funeral services for James Everett Thompson, 51, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted October 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Thompson was born December 1, 1925, in Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Mollie Martin Thompson of Fort Gay and the late Carson Thompson. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a sister, Mrs. Maxine Thornhill of route 2, Fort Gay and a brother, Billy Thompson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 12, 1977

 

WILLIAMS, John Fred

1904-1977

Funeral services for John Fred Williams, 73, of near Ashland, former state superintendent of public instruction, were to have been Wednesday, October 5 at 11 a.m. in Lazear Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The resident of Bellefonte died in King's Daughters' Hospital Monday. A former Republican candidate for governor and a retired vice president  of Ashland Oil, Inc. Williams was born September 7, 1904 in Johnson County. Williams served as state superintendent from 1944 to 1948 and was a former superintendent of the Johnson County school system. He retired from Ashland Oil in 1969. A past president of the Eastern Kentucky Education Association (EKEA) and the Kentucky Historical Society, Williams was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashland. Survivors include a son, Body County Commonwealth's Attorney John Marion Williams; a daughter, Mrs. Jane VanAntwerp of Bellefonte; a brother, Dr. J. Sankey Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Davis of Paintsville and Mrs. Cova Bunyard of Lincoln Park, MI and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1977

 

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NOVEMBER

CAUDILL, Thomas Martin

1977-1977

Funeral services for infant Thomas Martin Caudill, four day old son of Ivan and Elena Belopuch Caudill of Louisa, were conducted Sunday in Eloise United Baptist Church. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. The baby died October 27 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Ivan Gene, Terry Allen and Christopher Clay Caudill, all at home; two sisters, Kathy Lynn and Jennifer Lee Caudill, both at home; and the maternal grandfather, Elex Belopuch of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1977

 

COX, Mollie L. (Hanners)

1889-1977

Funeral services for Mollie L. Hanners Cox, 78, of Sandusky, OH, were conducted November 16 in Quick Park Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Barnett. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, at Sandusky. Mrs. Cox died November 14, in a Sandusky hospital following an extended illness. She was born April 18,1 889, in Morehead, a daughter of the late Henry (Dad) and Cora Hanners of Louisa and was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Cox and a son Sam Cox. Survivors include four daughters, Opal Ferguson of Canada, KY, Ruth Bloomfield, Sandusky, Helen Baver of Marion, OH and Rowena Gannon of Tiffin, OH; one son Raymond Cox of Redjacket, WV; 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1977

 

CRUM, Fannie Mae (Music)

1899-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Mae Crum, 78, of Fort Gay were conducted Monday in the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Everett Meddings. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Crum died November 25 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Crum was born November 25, 1899, at route 1, Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Mary Elizabeth Blankenship Music. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Thomas David Crum, died in 1953. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Ethel Greer of Lansing, NC, Mrs. Effie Gradowski of Albion, NY, Mrs. Virginia Johnson and Mrs. Lillie Parsley, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Wallace Johnson of Bucyrus, OH, Mrs. Nannie Cecil and Mrs. Phillip Coburn both of Orrville, OH and Mrs. Ellen Finkle of Columbus, OH; a son, Fred Crum of Orrville; a sister, Mrs. Maude Stepp of Kenova, WV; two brothers, Howard Music of South Williamson and Lucien Music of Delbarton, WV; 50 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1977

 

DAMRON, Mary Ann (Browning)

1913-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Damron, 64, of Glenhayes, WV were conducted November 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Olin Kearns. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Damron died November 19 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Damron was born June 29, 1913 at Accoville, WV, a daughter of the late Nelson and Ella Mullins Browning. She was a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church and of the ladies auxiliary of the church. Surviving are her husband, James Nibert Damron, three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Wellman of Monroe, NC, Mrs. Shirley Tyree  and Mrs. Linda Kelley, both of Cape Canaveral, FL; four sons, John N. Damron of Granite City, IL, Larry Joe Damron of Shelby, OH, Tommy Damron of Fort Gay and James N. Damron, Jr. of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Marie White of West Palm Beach, FL; four brothers, Elbert Browning of Becco, WV, Carson Browning of Orlando, FL, Earl Browning of Kessler, WV and Nelson Browning, Jr. of Accoville; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1977

 

FORD, Raymond

1927-1977

Funeral services for Raymond Ford, 50, of Columbus, were conducted November 4 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery. Mr. Ford, a railroad worker, died November 1, in Columbus. He was born June 30, 1927 in Louisa, a son of the late Delbert Ford and Mrs. Mary Patrick. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Perkins Ford; three daughters, Mrs. Rita Miller, Mrs. Regina May and Mrs. Michelle Ford, all of Columbus; three step sons, James and Larry French of Webbville, and Charles French of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Louise McKenzie of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Margaret Clay of Louisa; six grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1977

 

HARVEY, Oscar B.

1908-1977

Funeral services for Oscar Brian Harvey, 68, of route 2, Radnor, WV, were conducted Monday afternoon in Harvey Memorial Church. Burial was in Perry Cemetery. Mr. Harvey died November 4 in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Harvey was born December 18, 1908, at Burlington, OH, a son of the late James and Nettie Perry Harvey. Surviving are his wife, Mfrs. Ruby Harvey; five daughters, Mrs. Doris Watkins and Mrs. Joan Watkins, both of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Jackie Bailey of Lawrenceburg, TN, Mrs. Charlene Thompson of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Jeanette Artrip of Fort Gay, WV; a son Ronnie Lee Harvey of Radnor; a sister, Mrs. Marie Durdines of Pennsylvania; a brother, William Harvey of Radnor; and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1977

 

LITTON, Glenna (O'Daniel)

1942-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Glenna O'Daniel Litton, 35, of Huntington, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 in Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home in Huntington by the Rev. William G. Thompson. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Litton died Sunday in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1942, in Ashland, a daughter of Mrs. Charlene Copley O'Daniel, Lawrence County Library librarian, and the late Elbia O'Daniel. She was an elementary school teacher in the Wayne County school system, teaching remedial reading. The graduate of Morehead State University was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church where she was nursery coordinator. She was a member of the junior department of the Woman's Club of Huntington, were she served as the department second vice-president and a member of the board of directors. Mrs. Litton was MYF director of the Louisa Methodist Church prior to her marriage and a member of the Louisa and Westmoreland woman's clubs. Additional survivors include her husband, Garland Selby Litton, Jr., of Huntington; one son, Bryan Selby Litton, at home; one brother, Robert B. O'Daniel of Flemingsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1977

 

MAYNARD, William Alvis

1902-1977

Funeral services for William Alvis Maynard, 75, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted November 10 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died November 8 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born October 17, 1902, at Clifford, a son of the late Hampton and Elizabeth Salmons Maynard. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Fitzpatrick Maynard; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Horn, Jr., of Clifford, Mrs. Samuel Frazier of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Bill Cain and Mrs. Robert Howard, both of Columbus, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Virginia Frazier of Clifford; a son, Marcus Maynard of Lodi, OH; a step son, Chester Armstrong of Clifford; two sisters, Mrs. Jenny Chapman and Mrs. Annie Mounts both of Clifford; 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1977

 

MILLER, Dave

1893-1977

Funeral services for Dave Miller, 84, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted November 12 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Miller Cemetery. Mr. Miller died November 9 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Miller was born February 17, 1893, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Ned and Vina Thompson Miller. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Stidham Miller; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Diamond of route 1, Louisa, a brother,  Bob Miller of route 1, Louisa; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1977

 

MILLER, Nara (Adkins)

1903-1977

Gravesite rites for Lawrence County native Mrs. Nara Adkins Miller, 74, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL were conducted October 31 in Ridgelawn Memorial Burial Park. Mrs. Miller died October 26 at the residence. She was born June 29, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Floyd B. Adkins and Pricella Waller Adkins Chapman. She was a retired law office secretary of the former law office of Fitzpatrick, Brown and Davis in Huntington. She had been a resident of Ft. Lauderdale for the past 30 years. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. W. G. (June) Chapman and Mrs. A. J. (Marie) Kitchen both of Huntington and Mrs. A. H. (Lyma) Snyder of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1977

 

MOORE, Georgia (Meade)

1896-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Moore, 81, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Price. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died November 5, at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Moore was born July 4, 1896, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Henry and Jemina Stacy Meade. Her husband, Lee Moore, died in 1957. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Melissa Dobbins of Wayne, MI, Mrs. John H. Dobbins of Clifton Forge, VA and Mrs. Virgil Wiley of route 2, Louisa; two sons, Ballard Moore of Salyersville and William Sherman Moore of route 2, Louisa, a brother, Lon Meade of route 1, Crum, WV; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1977

 

MULKEY, Willis Calvin

1913-1977

Funeral services for Willis Calvin Mulkey, 64, of Louisa, were conducted October 29 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Mulkey died October 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Mulkey was born May 3, 1913, at Orr, a son of the late John and Leona Johnson Mulkey. He was a member of the Christian Church at Blaine and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Lucille Robert Mulkey; a sister, Mrs. Lula Mulkey Johnson of Ashland; two brothers, John Mulkey of Plain City, OH and James Mulkey of Martha and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1977

 

PACK, Dave

1893-1977

Funeral services for Dave Pack, 84, of Adams, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Clarence Wheeler and the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Pack died November 25 in Louisa Community Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Pack was born October 7,1 893, at Adams, a son of the late Lewis and Fannie Pollen Pack. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the Carters Chapel Church. His wife, Mrs. Lula Moore Pack, died in 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Roberts of Sacramento, CA and Mrs. Ray Hayes of Columbus, OH; two sons, Elwood Pack of Adams and Bert Pack of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 30, 1977

 

PATTON, Mary Josephine (Price)

1908-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Josephine Patton, 69, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted November 2 in the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Patton died November 1, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Patton was born February 1, 1908, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Joe T. and Fannie Lakins Price. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe Hart, Mrs. Roy Copley and Mrs. Paul Nunley, all of route 2, Catlettsburg; a son, John Patton of route 2, Catlettsburg; a brother, James Price of route 2, Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Annie Kirby of Danville, WV and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1977

 

PINKERTON, Daisy (Rice)

1889-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Rice (Pink) Pinkerton, 88, of Louisa were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Brother Fred Vanhorn and Brother Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Pinkerton died Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Pinkerton was born April 20, 1889, in Cherokee, a daughter of the late James Allen and Etta Montgomery Rice. She was a retired postmaster of Dennis and was a charter member of Dennis Chapel Methodist Church. Mrs. Pinkerton was active in the Lawrence County Democratic Women's Club. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Opal) Bradley of Louisa, Mrs. Websel (Naomi) Hammond of Webbville and Mrs. John (Jean) Kowalczyk of Hazel Crest, IL; a sister , Mrs. John Paul (Violet) Prince of Louisa; a brother, Dennis A. Rice of route 1, Louisa; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 16, 1977

 

SALISBURY, Donald A.

1932-1977

Funeral services for Donald A. Salisbury, 45, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Salisbury died November 4 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Salisbury was born October 24, 1932, at Charley, a son of Ralph and Louise Chapman Salisbury of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was a member of the First Methodist church, the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 of Louisa, the Order of the Eastern Star and the El Hasa Shrine of Ashland. He was a chemist and formerly had a distributorship for Ashland Oil Inc in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Judy Adkins Salisbury; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Lemaster of Hurricane, WV, three sons, David Edward Salisbury of Louisa, and Jon Douglas and D. J. Salisbury, both at home; a step daughter, Mrs. Guy Simpson of Jacksonville, FL; a stepson, Jay Adkins of Sutherland, FL; a sister, Mrs. Linda Sue Smith of Mt. Iva, Ark., and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 9, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Garland

1902-1977

Funeral services for Garland Thompson, 75, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted November 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died November 14 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born June 25, 1902, at Blaine, a son of the late Thomas and Nettie Thompson. He was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Holt Thompson. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Tandy Mullins of Hitchins, and Mrs. Ray Tull and Mrs. Nora Graybeal, both of Huntington, a brother, Charles E. Thompson of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1977

 

YOUNG, Leona (McKinney)

1890-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Young, 87, Waynesville, OH formerly of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Young died October 29 in Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Young was born June 14, 1890 at route 1, Webbville, a daughter of the late Carl and Pearl Young McKinney. She was a member of the Church of God, her husband, Harrison Young, died in 1973. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Creech of Ironton, Mrs. Lacie Campbell of Middletown, OH,  and Mrs. Warren Klitz of Franklin, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Maggard of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Lula Mullins of Ashland; a brother, Dewey McKinney of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 2, 1977

 

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DECEMBER

BOLING, Emmett H.

Funeral services for Emmett H. Boling, 63, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday morning in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bruce Daniel and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Boling Cemetery. Mr. Boling, retired inspector for Timken Roller Bearing in Columbus, died December 10 at the residence. The veteran of World War II is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bargoon of Columbus and Mrs. Alafore Thompson of Florida, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

BOWEN, Nancy Ann (Williamson)

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ann Bowen, 73, were to be conducted Wednesday, December 21 at 1 p.m. in Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Roy Fluty and Everett Meddings. Burial was in Webb, WV Community Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen died December 18, at 12:15 p.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John E. Williamson and Sarah Evans. Survivors include her husband, Roy Bowen, to whom she was married 40 years; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Bowen of Guyandotte, WV, Mrs. Marie Evans of Fort Gay, Mrs. Lauvern Evans of Webb, Mrs. Judy Ann Lohr of Frazeysburg, OH; six sons, W. R. Copley of Crum, Claude Copley of Louisa, W.F. Copley of Newton, AL, Lawrence Copley of Webb, Leroy Bowen of Webb and Bill Bowen of Webb; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mayanrd of Fort Gay and Mrs. Rose B. Williamson of Webb; 30 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1977

 

BRYANT, Estill

1917-1977

Funeral services for Estill Bryant, 60, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Hannah Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Bryant died December 23 at the residence. Mr. Bryant was born March 31, 1917, at Lowmansville, a son of the late Jim and Matilda Meeks Bryant. He was a retired miner and timberman. Surviving are his wife, Ella Faye Young Bryant; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Salyers of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. John D. Howard of Louisa; five sons, Estill D., Eugene and Ralph Bryant, all of Norwalk, OH, Curt Bryant of Pinnacle, NC and Gerald Bryant at home; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Bond of Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Lonzo Church of Lorain, OH, and Mrs. Polly Hall of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Virgil Bryant of Berlin Heights and Lee Bryant of route 1 Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

CRABTREE, Elizabeth (Moore)

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Crabtree, 94, of Titusville, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday morning in the Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mrs. Crabtree died December 2, in Titusville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Dawsette and Mrs. B. R. Lakin, both of Titusville and three sons, Harlan Crabtree, of Kenova, WV, and Brumley and Burl Crabtree of Titusville. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1977

 

DAVIDSON, Scott

1901-1977

Funeral services for Scott Davidson, 76, of Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Davidson died December 9. Mr. Davidson was born September 24, 1901, in Perry County, a son of the late Matt and Clara Gamble Davidson. He was a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church, the United Mine Workers o America, was a retired coal miner and had worked for the Beaver Coal Mining Co. at Drift as a cutting machine operator. His first wife, Mrs. Hazel Howard Davison, died in 1970. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey Rigsby Davidson, a daughter, Mrs. Bea Willis of Miamisburg, OH; five sons, Walter and Amos Davidson, both of Dayton, OH, Thomas and Scott Davidson, Jr., both of Cincinnati and Don Davidson of Vandalia, OH; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Ratcliff of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Jane Boggs of Flat Gap, Mrs. Mary Barker of Louisville and Mrs. Rhoda Cordel of Blaine; two stepsons, Jerry Skaggs of Blaine and Ralph Skaggs of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Bob Davidson of Cleveland, OH, Jack Davidson of Hazard and Alex Davidson of Middletown, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Roberts of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Edith Young of Lexington; 33 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

DIXON, Ray

1920-1977

Funeral services for Ray Dixon, 57, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted December 16 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died December 13. Mr. Dixon was born March 13, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Minnie Scarberry Dixon. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Cordle and Miss Brenda Kay Dixon of Mechanicsburg, OH and Miss Rosemary Dixon of route 1, Louisa; two sons, Danny and David Dixon, both of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Grover Ward, of Columbus and two brothers, Russell and James Dixon, both of route 1, Louisa, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1977

 

GRIFFITH, Jay

1904-1977

Funeral services for Jay Griffith, 73, of Lowmansville, were conducted December 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Moses Kitchen. Burial was in the Griffith family cemetery. Mr. Griffith died November 28 in Louisa Community Hospital.  Mr. Griffith was born Sep 23, 1904, in Lawrence County, the son of W. M. and Lizzie Deboard Griffith. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mima Athington Griffith; four sons, Leroy Griffith, Lowmansville, Bill Griffith, Cedarville, OH, Arthur Griffith, Columbus, and Dewey Griffith, Springfield; two daughters, Beatrice Daniels, Fayetteville, NC and Grethel Preston, Springfield; a brother and sister, Paul Griffith, Columbus and Mrs. Florence Preston, Cedarville, OH; 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1977

 

HAMILTON, William Brady

1896-1977

Funeral services for William Brady Hamilton, 81, of Martha, were conducted December 16 in the Primitive Baptist Church at Relief by ministers, Hatton J. Brown, Robie Ferguson, Lowell Ferguson and Paul E. Ferguson. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Hamilton was born May 3, 1896 in Johnson County, a son of the late Franklin and Miranda Lyons Hamilton. Surviving are his wife, Phoeba Skaggs Hamilton; four sons, Carl Hamilton, Ashland, Garland Hamilton, Highland, IN, Alderson Hamilton, Crown Point, IN, and Franklin Hamilton, Martha; two brothers, Emery Hamilton, Keaton and Orville Hamilton of Thelma; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1977

 

HUGHES, Katherine (Carter)

1910-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Carter Hughes, 67, of route 1, Louisa were conducted December 21 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hughes family cemetery. Mrs. Hughes died December 18. Mrs. Hughes was born June 23, 1910, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Sol and Julia Ann Hayes Carter. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Monroe Hughes; five daughters, Mrs. Nell Bussey of Ashland, Mrs. Sue Sloas of Louisa, Mrs. Ann Salyer of Monroe, OH, Mrs. Ellen Greer of Lexington, and Mrs. Jane Greer of Centertown, four sons, Wayne Hughes of Pontiac, MI, Norman Hughes and Clark Hughes, both of Louisa, and Jim Hughes of Ashland; a brother, Roy carter of Louisa and 23 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

MATNEY Zera Ellen

1905-1977

Zera E. Matney, 71, of 412 Sycamore Street, Louisa, died Sunday at 12:10 p.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services were to be Wednesday, December 14, at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born January 10, 1905 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Alfred Arrnest Matney and Anna Bell Justice Matney. Survivors include one sister, Miss Lillian Matney of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

MOORE, Dewey Everett

Funeral services for Dewey Everett Moore, 79, of Louisa, a retired postal worker, were conducted December 17 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died December 14, in Louisa Community Hospital. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Jake Rice Lodge 606 F &AM at Blaine. He was born February 17, 1898, at Cordell, a son of the late Eli and Rebecca Holbrook Moore. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Steele Moore, to whom he was married 53 years; one son, Everett E. Moore of Louisville; three daughters, Mrs. Warren Edwards of Franklin, OH; Mrs. Hubert Vanhorn of Virginia Beach, VA and Miss Avanele Moore at home; one brother, Bascom Moore of Raceland; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1977

 

PARSLEY, Oscar Jennings

Funeral services were conducted December 12 for Oscar Jennings Parsley, 68, of Ashland, formerly of route 2, Louisa, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by minister William Teems. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Parsley died December 10, at 12:45 p.m. in King's Daughters' Hospital. He was a retired mechanic, employed by McGraw Construction Co. He was a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist church, Richardson Lodge F & AM 699 and was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lena Mayfield Parsley; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Senters of Ashland; six sisters, Mrs. Marie Gilpin of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Blanche Dilly of Clifford, Mrs. Isabelle Maynard of Loisa, Mrs. Arlene Beverley of Trevillians, VA, Mrs. Wanda Deane of Charlottesville, VA; Mrs. Betty Sparks of Ashland; two brothers, Riley Parsley of Westerville, OH, and Calloway Parsley of Ashland; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 21, 1977

 

PICKLESIMER, James Edward

Graveside services for James Edward Picklesimer, 59, of Johnson County, were conducted Wednesday, December 28, morning in Pinehill Cemetery by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Mr. Picklesimer died December 24 in Paintsville Hospital. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hager of Louisa and Mrs. John O. Klain of Portland, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. Shirley sundan of California and Mrs. Don Schoaf of Miamisburg, OH; stepfather, Roy Hitchcock of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

PRESLEY, Martha (Gallion)

1901-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Presley, 76, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted December 15 at the residence by ministers Fred Vanhorn and Buck Hogston. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Presley died December 12. Mrs. Presley was born June 3, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Gallion. Her husband, Jack Presley, died in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vina Winis of Pennsylvania; five sons, William A. Whitt and A. J. Presley, both of route 4, Louisa, and Delbert, John and Hubert Presley, all of route 1, Webbville; a brother, Kay Gallion of route 4, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

PRINCE, Mason

1899-1977

Funeral services for Mason Prince, 78, of Adams, were conducted Monday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wheeler. Burial was in Prince Cemetery. Mr. Prince died December 3. Mr. Prince was born March 15, 1899, at Adams, a son of the late John Patton and Florence Whitt Prince. He was a farmer and a member of Dry Ridge Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Effie Nolan Prince, died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Freda Howell of Ashland; four sons, Manley Prince of Columbus and Milt, John and Wilson Prince, all of Adams; a sister, Mrs. Sydney Roberts of Sharpsville, PA; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 7, 1977

 

SAVAGE, Warren Martin

Funeral services for Warren Martin Savage, 56, of Webbville, were conducted December 8, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery. Mr. Savage died December 6, at Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Sparks Savage, four daughters, Mrs. Proctor Boggs of Blaine, Mrs. Scott Lake of Waterloo, IA, and Misses Debbie Lou and Donna Sue Savage, both at home; eight sons, George W. Savage of Willard, James W. Savage of Grayson and Glen, E. , Douglas D., Ronnie, Donald, David and Phillip Savage, all of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Louisa; a brother, Virgil Savage of Marion, OH; a half brother, George Savage of Kermit, WV; and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

STEPHENS, Phillip Dean

1961-1977

Funeral services were conducted December 24 in the Elizabeth Church, Martha, for Phillip Dean Stephens, 16, of Martha by ministers Emmett Barker, Harrison Ferguson, and Kenneth Sturgill. Burial was in Elliott County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Stephens died December 22. He was born January 8, 1961, in Lawrence County, a son of James and Levonia Fraley Stephens of Martha. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Mark Wayne Stephens of Martha; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Fraley of Martha. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Effie Mae (McKenzie)

1901-1977

Funeral services for Effie Mae Thompson, 76, of Portsmouth, are to be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Big Hurricane Baptist Church with burial in Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson died Monday in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of Joe and Sarah McKenzie. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

THOMPSON, Miriam (Kelly)

Funeral services and burial were conducted December 21 in Lexington for Mrs. Miriam Kelly Thompson, 60, native of Lawrence County. She died December 18 in Good Samaritan Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Thompson was employed by the Lexington Board of Education for 24 years in the Julia R. Ewan school cafeteria and the daughter of the late Gordon and Nellie Mae Triplett Kelly. Mrs. Thompson resided in Lexington 37 years and was a member of the Smiley Memorial Church. Survivors include her husband, M. Wilson Thompson; one daughter, Mrs. Monnie Yanoso of Richmond, KY; two sons, Charles E. Thompson of Lexington and Marshall R. Thompson of Harrodsburg; five brothers, Leo Kelly of Lexington, Paul Ray Kelly and Arnold Kelly of Whitman, WV, Mayo Kelly of Webbville, and George Kelly of Columbus; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Adams of Webbville, Mrs. Alice Way of Ashland, OH, Mrs. Pat Lucas of Pearlsboro, WV, Mrs. Monnie Adams and Mrs. Ina Hill both of Whitman; and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

WOODS, Martha (Riffe)

1887-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Woods, 90, of Webbville, were conducted December 10 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Marcus Suttles and the Rev. William Kleykamp. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mrs. Woods died December 7, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Woods was born August 27, 1887, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Watson Riffe. Her husband, Harlan Woods, died in 1969. Surviving are a son, William Herbert Woods, of Ashland; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Colburn of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Kathleen Hammond of Webbville and Mrs. Eloise Thornberry of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Miller of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 14, 1977

 

WINGATE, Violet (Kitchen)

1914-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Violet Wingate, 63, of Bucyrus, OH, were conducted Tuesday at the Wise Funeral Home in Bucyrus with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wingate died at 12:30 p.m. December 25 at the residence. Mrs. Wingate was born in Louisa, April 8, 1914, a daughter of the late David Kitchen and Chloe Carter Kitchen. She was married December 8, 1932 to Daniel H. Wingate. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Todd of Bucyrus; one son, Daniel L. Wingate of Bucyrus; four grandchildren; three brothers, Nigal Kitchen and Jay Kitchen, both of Columbus; Nolan Kitchen of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Burton of Northville, MI, Mrs. George Adlam of Howell, MI, and Mrs. Clifford  Smith of Fowlerville, MI. Mr. and Mrs. Wingate lived in Bucyrus 24 years moving there from Detroit. Mrs. Wingate was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, December 28, 1977

 

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