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ADAMS, Anna Mae

1928-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Adams, 49, route 3, Louisa, were conducted in Young Funeral Home Chapel December 31, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery.  She died December 28, 1977 at the residence. Survivors include her husband, Smith Adams, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Charles Robinson of route 3, Louisa, one son, Henry Adams of route 3, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hopkins of Canton, OH and Mrs. Helen Isaac of route 1, Louisa; one brother, Barlett Liesegang of Beattyville, KY and two grandchildren. She was born March 16, 1928 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Martha Carter Liesegang. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

ALLISON, James E.

Funeral services  for James E. Allison, 72, formerly of Louisa were conducted January 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Burial was in Philadelphia. Mr. Allison who died in late December at the residence following a lengthy illness, was a retired Philadelphia businessman and apartment owner. He was born in Louisa. Survivors include two brothers, Curtis Jones and Elliott (Coke) Jones both of Louisa and a sister, Mrs. Anna Thomas of Ashland. His brothers flew to Philadelphia for the funeral. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

ARRINGTON, Frederick Michael

Funeral services for Frederick Michael Arrington, 31, of 427 Lock Ave., were conducted December 31, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ralph E. Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Arrington died December 29 in the residence. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arrington of Louisa; one brother, Jerry V. Arrington of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

BRYAN, Chester

1906-1977

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Chester Bryan, 73, of route 3 Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday afternoon in Twin Fork Church of the Nazarene in Boyd County by the Rev. Walter Maynard. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Bryan was born September 9, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sylvester (Vess) and Belle Byington Bryan. He was a retied employee of the Chessie System and a member of the Twin Fork Church of the Nazarene. His first wife, Mrs. Gladys Vanhoose Bryan, died in 1975. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Moyer Walker Bryan; a son, Chester Eugene Bryan of Catlettsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Willard Brown of Salyersville; two stepsons, James W. Walker of Catlettsburg and Larry A. Walker of Hazel Green; three step daughters, Mrs. Barbara Elswick and Mrs. Marsha Clark both of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Margaret Wade of Nevis, MN; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Derefield of Ashland and Mrs. Paul Vickers of Louisville, TN; a brother, Homer Bryan of Ashland; 5 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren and a step great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

CAREY, Dr. Jack

1931-1978

Funeral services for native Louisan Dr. Jack Carey, 46, of Versailles were conducted January 12 in the First United Methodist Church of Versailles by the Rev. Orin Simmerman. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Dr. Carey died January 9 in Colorado General Hospital in Denver, CO. Dr. Carey was born October 12, 1931 at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Marie Roberts Carey of Louisa and the late William A. Carey. He had practiced medicine in Louisa and Ashland, was an associate professor of anesthesiology and director of emergency services at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was a member of Woodford County School Board and of the First United Methodist Church in Versailles. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Phyllis May Carey; two daughters, Misses Cathy and Mary Beth Carey, both at home; a brother, Lys Carey of Denver and six sisters, Mrs. Louisa Adams of Denver, Mrs. Lois Land of Tuba City, AZ, Mrs. Helen Holbrook of Morehead, Mrs. Sue Cody of Manchester, Mrs. Betty Kelly of Taylor, MI and Mrs. Ina Hendrix of West Union, OH. Dr. Carey headed the University of Kentucky Emergency Medical Training service and founded statewide units. He was also a frequent speaker at American Medical Association meetings throughout the United States. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

CAUDILL, Laura

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Caudill, 86, of route 2, Louisa, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Young Funeral Home Chapel by minister Prater Blair and Florida Lyons. Burial was in the See Cemetery, route 2. Louisa. Mrs. Caudill died January 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Irene Lemaster, of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Maxine Lake of Akron, IN, Mrs. Genoa Lemaster of Columbus, OH, three sons, Harold Caudill, route 2, Louisa, Herbert Caudill of Minford, OH, John Caudill of Bardman, MS; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebie Caldwell of North Carolina and Mrs. Grace Tussey of Wheelersburg, OH; 50 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

CHILDERS, Liss

1903-1978

Graveside services for Liss Childers, 74, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday in Childers Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Childers died January 5 at the residence. Mr. Childers was born July 13, 1903, at Meades Branch, a son of the late Jim and Georgia Childers. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marguerite Ballard Childers; a daughter, Mrs. Swan Hunter of El Paso, TX; five brothers, Arnold Childers of Big Bay, Mac Childers and Clyde Childers both of Copperstone, WV, Paul Childers of St. Paul, MN, and Jim Childers of California; and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

CYRUS, Gladys Mae (O'Brian)

1926-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Mae Cyrus, 51, route 2, Fort Gay, who died January 4, were conducted January 7, at the Oak Grove Methodist Church at Paddle Creek. Burial was in Walker Cemetery. Mrs. Cyrus was born July 1, 1926, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of Charlie and Sarah Roberts O'Brian of route 2, Fort Gay. Her husband, Garland, Cyrus died in 1974. Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons, Charles Cyrus of Fort Gay and Larry Cyrus of route 2, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Willis Napier, Mrs. Alma Frazier and Mrs. Keith Casdorph, all of Fort Gay; four brothers, Charles O'Brian and Billy Joe O'Brian, both of Fort Gay and Robert and Donald O'Brian both of Ashland, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

DEFRANCISCO, Amanda Marie

Funeral services for infant Amanda Marie DeFrancisco, daughter of Bonnie DeFrancisco of Blaine, were conducted January 5 in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery. She died January 3 in Paintsville Hospital shortly after birth. Additional survivors include a sister, Miss Bonnie Lou DeFrancisco at home, a brother, Joseph Patrick DeFrancisco at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakie Vanover of Blaine. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, January 11, 1978

 

DIAMOND, Lucy

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Diamond, 79, of route 1, Webbville, were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Webb Chapel conducted by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Acie Adams. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Diamond died January 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mollie Jane Diamond; four sons, John R. Crabtree of route 1, Webbville, Bill J. Crabtree of Fallsburg, George W. Diamond of Route 1, Webbville, Spiral K. Diamond of Columbus; two step daughters, Mrs. Becky Jordan of Shelby, OH, Mrs. Irene Diamond of Columbus; one stepson, Jim Diamond of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Polly Lewis of Columbus. The body was taken to the residence from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

FANNIN, Cora (Derefield)

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Fannin, 85, of Columbus, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Erwin Diamond and the Rev. Roy Griffith. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. She died January 14 in Mercy Hospital, Columbus. Her husband, Lewis Fannin died in 1959. Mrs. Fannin was born February 2, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Enos and Isabelle Roberts Derefield. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Potter of Obetz, OH, Mrs. Louella Phillips of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Ida Belle Berry of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. AVanell Hunt, Carroll, OH; one son, Elmer Odell Fannin of Somerset, OH; one brother, Mont Derefield, Blaine; 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

FUGETT, Mary (Alley-Humphrey)

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Humphrey Fugett, 84, of Huntington were conducted January 2 in First Christian Church of Louisa. Burial was in Alley Cemetery, Louisa. She died December 30, in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Fugett was preceded in death by a son, Chester Humphrey. Survivors include two sons, Edward J. Humphrey of Ashland and Earl W. Fugett of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Sue Lewis of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Dobbins of Louisa, Mrs. Flora Raburn of Ashland, and Mrs. Ethel Brown of Sciotoville, OH; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

HALL, George John

1897-1978

Funeral services for George John Hall, 80, Louisa, who died January 3 were conducted January 6 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hall was born February 23, 1897, at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late George and Rosie Belle Mills Hall. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esta Mae Cooksey Hall; three daughters, Mrs. Kathline Jackson of Chatteroy, WV, Mrs. Lucille Miller of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Frances Hatfield of Logan, OH; two sons, Franklin D. Hall of Florida and William E. Hall of Philadelphia; two half sisters, Mrs. Lora Kitchen of route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Sarah Marie Chaney of Youngstown, OH, a brother, Frankie Hall of Catlettsburg, 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

HOUNSHELL, William Allen

1933-1977

Funeral services for William Allen Hounshell, 44, of Louisa, were conducted December 28 in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hounshell died December 26, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Hounshell was born April 13, 1933, at Rocky Gap, VA, a son of the late William Stewart and Lonnie French Hounshell. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa and a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ann Harris Hounshell; two sons, David Hounshell of Ft. Gay and George Hounshell at home; a brother, Corbie Hounshell of Rocky Gap; a sister, Mrs. Willie cook of Bridgeton, NJ and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

JUSTICE, Charles Monroe

1895-1978

Funeral services for Charles Monroe Justice, 79, Fort Gay, who died January 5, were conducted January 7 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy Fluty, the Rev. Bobby Osborne and the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fluty Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mr. Justice was born March 25, 1895, in Martin County, a son of the late Peyton and Inez Burke Justice. He was a former mayor of Fort Gay and was a member of United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Niza M. Fluty Justice; a son, Charles Edward Justice of Lyndhurst, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Moore of Inez and Mrs. Dive Gore and Mrs. Essie Hasenbauer, both of Ironton, three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

MARCUM, Essie (Perry)

1915-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Marcum, 62, of Louisa, were conducted Monday in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery. Mrs. Marcum died January 6. Mrs. Marcum was born July 2, 1915, at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Lark and Mary Marcum Perry. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Marcum; five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Elkins, Mrs. Myrtle Blagg and Mrs. Karen Keyser all of Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Irene Runyon of Switzer, WV, and Mrs. Barbara Owens of Reynoldsburg, OH, four sons,  James Marcum at home, Walter Marcum, Jr. of Louisa, Delmer Joe Marcum of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, and Lark M. Marcum  of Chicago; two brothers, Oscar Perry of route 1, Fort Gay, and Lacy Perry of Spirat WV; a sister, Mrs. Sally Marcum of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

MICHAEL, Joseph William

1931-1978

Funeral services for Joseph William Michael, 46, Bridgeton, MO, formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted January 17, in Alexander Gardian Mortuary, Bridgeton. Burial was in V.A. Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. He died January 13 in a St. Louis hospital. Mr. Michael was born June 16, 1931 at Batavia, OH, a son of Mrs. Blanche Frazier Michael of Fort Gay and the late William D. Michael. He was a car salesman for Lincoln Motors, a veteran of Korean War, and a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Betty Young Michael; a daughter, Miss Kathy Michael at home; three sons, Joseph Michael, Jr., of Bridgeton, Ronnie and Kevin Michael, both at home; two brothers, Robert l. Michael of Louisa and Ralph C. Michael of Huntington and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

MILLER, Shirley

1902-1977

Funeral services for Shirley Miller, 75, of Jackson, OH, were conducted December 26 in the Oak Hill, OH Freewill Baptist Church by ministers John Castle and Eddie DePriest. Burial was in Oak Hill, Cemetery. Mr. Miller died December 23 at the residence of a son Edward D. Miller. Mr. Miller was  born May 11, 1902, at Ledocia, a son of the late James S. and Mary Etta McKinster Miller. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

PENNINGTON, Earl Wayne

1901-1978

Funeral services for Earl Wayne Pennington, 76, route 1, Webbville were conducted Sunday in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Russell Griffith and the Rev. Gary Sparks. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Pennington was born August 31, 1901, in Carter County, a son of the late Hiram and Lydia Hall Pennington. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Tackett Pennington; five sons, Arthur Pennington of Grayson, Ercel Pennington of Farmington, MI, Bill Pennington of Wellington, OH, Charles Pennington of Belleville, MI and Merl Pennington of Olive Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Margie Hensley of Olive Hill, Mrs. Stella Dean of Indianapolis, Mrs. Pauline Marshall and Mrs. Helen Griffith of New Carlisle, OH, Mrs. Barbara Boggs of Ft. Wayne, IN and Mrs. Mary Porter of Webbville; two brother, Shelby Pennington and Charlie Pennington, both of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Sara Marshall of Webbville; 36 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

PRIODE, Guyer

Funeral services for Guyer Priode, 76, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted January 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Priode died December 30 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Survivors of the retired  metal lather include his wife, Mrs. Irene Damron Priode; three sons, Marion Priode and Charles Priode both of route 4, Louisa and Jack Priode of route 3, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Mitchell and Mrs. Josie Lee Smitta, both of Chicago, IL; four brothers, Stewart Priode and Herbert Priode of Washington, D. C., A. L. Priode of Chesapeake, OH, Pete Priode of Huntington; and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

REID, Hazel (Hurley)

1911-1977

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Hazel Reid, 66, of Shelbyville, TN were conducted December 27 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Reid died December 24. Mrs. Reid was born November 11, 1911, at Argo, a daughter of Mrs. Rosetta Aldridge McClintock of Hollywood, FL and the late John Hurley. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Her husband, Frederick L. Reid, died in 1974. Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Nolan of Dumfries, VA, and Mrs. Dorothy Noe of Shelbyville, TN; a son, Frederick L. Reid, Jr., of Scottsdale, AZ, four sisters, and two brothers and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

ROSE, Martha Susan (Skaggs)

1896-1977

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Susan Rose, 81, of Louisa, were conducted December 30 in the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton. Burial was in Mullins and Rose Cemetery, Keaton. Mrs. Rose died December 27, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Rose was born March 25, 1896, at Perryville, a daughter of the late James and Sena Boggs Skaggs. She was a member of the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church for 65 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garna Delong of Louisa, a son, Thomas Rose of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Sena Ison of Blaine; a brother, Okie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, OH; five grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

SCARBERRY, Albert

1900-1978

Funeral services for Albert Scarberry, 77, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home by Elder Austin Fields. Burial wa sin Byington Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Scarberry died January 12. Mr. Scarberry was born October 17, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Scarberry. He was a retied farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Allie Castle Scarberry, preceded him in death. Surviving are four sons, Billy Scarberry of Route, 1, Catlettsburg, Jim Scarberry of Russell Springs, Albert Roy Scarberry of Circleville, OH and Dave Scarberry of Baltimore, MD; four daughters, Mrs. Garnett Perry of Kenova, Mrs. Jean Riffe and Mrs. Ruth Gullek both of Huntington and Mrs. Edith McCloud of Circleville; a brother, Ed Scarberry of Circleville; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Grayson of George's Creek; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

SEXTON, Hazel (McDavid)

1906-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel McDavid Sexton, 71, of route 1, Webbville, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. David Williams. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Sexton died Sunday night at the residence. Mrs. Sexton was born October 4, 1906, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late John R. and Maggie Sloas McDavid. She was a member of the Willard Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Homer Sexton, two sons, John E. Sexton of Grayson and Alvin Sexton of Bedford, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Mable Webb of route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Nadine Rose of Huntsville, AL and Mrs. Lavon Nucklos of Monego, VA; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Marshall of Grayson; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1978

 

SLOAS, John Willie

John Willie Sloas, 83, of Webbville, route 1, husband of Allie Mae Pennington Sloas, died Monday at his residence. Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1978

 

STANSBURY, Irene (Woods)

1907-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene W. Stansbury, 70, Louisa, who died January 3, were January 6 at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Stansbury was born March 13, 1907, at Webbville, a daughter of the late James and Rose Butler Woods. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 25 years and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Milton Stansbury, two sons, James and Dr. C. Michael Stansbury, both of Louisa and two sisters. Mrs. Mae Wilson of Portsmouth, VA and Mrs. Hester Boggs of Dayton, KY. She was a 40 year member of the Eastern Star which conducted memorial services. Also she taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Louisa 22 years. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

STUCKER, Garnette (Workman)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Garnette Workman Stucker, 64, of Fort Gay, were conducted January 6, in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Mrs. Stucker died January 4 at the residence. Mrs. Stucker was born July 4, 1913, at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Jess and Jane Artrip Workman. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emily Castle of Huntington and Mrs. Cora Kitts of Fort Gay; and a brother, Jay Workman of Charleston. Big Sandy News, January 18, 1978

 

THOMPSON, Hobart

1915-1978

Funeral services for Hobart Thompson, 62, route 1, Louisa, who died January 5, were conducted January 7 at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church at route 1, Louisa, by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Pack Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born April 3, 1915 at Charley, a son of the late Asbury and Delana Mae Pack Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Pack Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Janice Moore and Mrs. Maxine Cade, both of route 1, Louisa; six sons, Denver Thompson of White Hills, MD, Estill Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, Ronnie, Earl and Bruce Thompson, all of route 3, Louisa, Bobby Thompson at home; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Griffith of Blaine, Mrs. Rhoda Gilliam of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Mexie Pack of Marysville, OH and Mrs. Bonnie Moore of Oak Hill, OH; five brothers, Oshel Thompson of Columbus, Bert Thompson of Urbana, OH, Johnny Thompson of Blaine, Cecil Thompson of Saint Paris, OH, and Shelton Thompson of Springfield,; and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

VARNEY, Luke, Jr.

Funeral services for Luke Varney, Jr. coached the Louisa High School Bulldog gridders to the state Class A semi-finals, were Monday in Heston Funeral Home. Burial of the 39 year old director of pupil personnel in the Lawrence school system, was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died January 6 in Louisa Community Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Varney assumed head coaching responsibilities at LHS in June of 1969, serving until two years ago, remaining with the county school system. In 1973, his Bulldog squad won the Class Q Regional and District 2 titles losing to the Elkhorn City Bulldogs 14-8 in the state semi-finals. The squad earned the berth by downing Shelbyville's Red Devils 27-20. The team rolled up 367 points during the season, holding the opposition to 109, and for two years he was named Northeastern Kentucky Conference "Coach of the Year". Coach Varney was a graduate of LHS and in 1967 received a degree in health and physical education from Morehead State University. He earned a masters in administrations from MSU in 1976. The son of Luke Varney, Sr., who is vice chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Education and Mrs. Sue Varney. Coach Varney was born September 8, 1938 in Williamson WV He was a member of the Louisa Christian Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joyce Clevenger Varney; two daughters, Amy Jo Varney and Susan Renee Varney, both at home and a sister, Mrs. Kay Maynard of route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

WEBB, Mae (Cordle)

1922-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Cordle Webb, 56, of Ashland, were conducted January 7, in Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by the Rev. Arthur Marcum. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Webb died January 5 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Webb was born in Lawrence County, July 20, 1922, a daughter of the late Jess and Rosie Sparks Cordle. Her husband, William T. Webb, preceded her in death in 1969. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Lawrence county and she had been an Ashland resident for three years. Surviving are a brother, Edmond Cordle of Disputanta, VA; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Walters of Ashland, Mrs. Bertha Thomlison of Crab Orchard, Mrs. Phoebe Green and Mrs. Ina Lemasters, both of London, OH and Mrs. Lillie Jordan of Columbus. Big Sandy News, January 11, 1978

 

WHITT, John

Funeral services for John Whitt, 75, of Louisa are to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 25 in Friendship United Baptist Church with burial in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. He died Monday in Louisa Community Hospital. The body is at Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home in Inez. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1978

 

WILER, William Edward

Funeral services for William E. Wiler, 81, Blaine, were conducted Tuesday morning in Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac, Clavis Adkins and Bondie Salyer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wiler died December 31 at the residence. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Boggs Wiler; one son, James Watson Wiler of Ashland; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Wilma Castle, Mrs. Myrtle Brown, Mrs. Patricia Howard, Mrs. Brenda Hart, all of Columbus, Mrs. Marilyn Gremm of Virginia Beach, VA, Mrs. Carolyn Noel of Westerville, OH, two stepsons, Donald Boggs of Columbus and Ronald Boggs of Salt Lake City, UT; one half sister, Mrs. Kathern Dolan of Cincinnati; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 4, 1978

 

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AKERS, Garland W.

1921-1978

Funeral services for Garland W. Akers, 56, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Akers died February 18, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Akers was born April 23, 1921 at rout 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late James and Julia Crabtree Akers. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Robinson Akers; six daughters, Mrs. Lorine Ferguson, Mrs. Doris Jean Jervis, Mrs. Audrey Fay Workman, Mrs. Addie Mae Robinette, Mrs. Linda Dingess and Mrs. Diane Saunders, all of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Mae Riffe of Huntington; a brother, Leonard Akers of route 1 Fort Gay and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1978

 

ARTIS, Nellie (McKinney)

1904-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Artis, 73, of Red Jacket, WV, were conducted January 30 in Matewan, WV by the Rev. parker Ferguson. Burial was in Carter Clounty Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Artis died January 27 in the Williamson, WV Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was married to Headrick B. Artis who died February 1, 1971. Mrs. Artis was born August 11, 1904, at Ralcliff, KY a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Stewart McKinney. She was a member of the Matewan United Methodist Church and of Calista Boyd Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Matewan. Survivors include a son, Everett Ray Artis of Meador, WV; two daughters, Mrs. Frances McCoy of El Paso, TX, and Mrs. Doris Artis of Inez; two brothers, Leonard McKinney of Louisville, Lovall McKinney of Oberlin, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Nannie Pennington of Webbville, Mrs. Nora Stewart of Ashland, Mrs. Lona Bayes of Grayson and Mrs. Luedelia Hunter of Joplin, MO, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Hager Artis preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

BALL, Maxie (Clevenger)

1903-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mazie Clevenger Ball, 74, of Ashland, were conducted Wednesday February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Jackson Miller. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Ball died Sunday afternoon in King's Daughters' Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Ball was born May 22, 1903, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late James P. and Maggie Flaugher Clevenger. She had resided in the Ashland area since 1945 and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Elza Blaine Ball; six daughters, Mrs. Harold Moore, Mrs. Joe Russell and Mrs. William Shumate, all of Ashland, Mrs. DuRan Moore of Winchester, and Mrs. Wendell Boling and Mrs. Nell Blenber, both of Canton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lonze Turner of New Boston, OH and Mrs. L. D. Fannin of Morehead; two brothers, Woodrow Clevenger of Sandy Hood and Gaston Clevenger of Canton; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

BROGAN, Mannie (Pauley)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mannie Brogan, 64, of Columbus, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Barker Cemetery. Mrs. Brogan, formerly of Lawrence County, died January 24 in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Brogan was born October 7, 1913, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Samuel and Lou Doland Pauley. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Faye Breedlove and Mrs. Nadine Smith, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Lou Ann Robertson, Mrs. Shirley Clendenin, and Mrs. Shelby Lovett, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Brenda Miller of Indianapolis, IN; six sons, Rock and Bill of Charleston, Damron, Bobby, and Brady Brogan of Columbus and Lee Barker; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Harless, Mrs. Mandie Smith and Mrs. Armie Barker all of West Virginia; two brothers, Estes Pauley of Madison, WV and Jimmy Pauley of West Virginia; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1978

 

BURTON, Gartha Thursa

1909-1978

Funeral services for former Blaine resident Mrs. Gartha Thursa Burton, 69, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Burton Cemetery, Chandlersville. Mrs. Burton died February 3 in the residence of a sister in South Charleston, WV. Mrs. Burton was born February 5, 1908, in Wilbur, a daughter of the late Dave and Rosa Salyers Burton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace Pauley of Charleston, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia McKenzie of Blaine and Mrs. Irene Burdetter of South Charleston; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

CASSADY, Rev. E. M.

1899-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native the Rev. E. M. Cassady, 78, of Gallon, OH, were conducted February 15 in the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the family cemetery. Rev. Cassady died February 12, in a Gallon hospital. Rev. Cassady was born March 3, 1899, in Floyd County, a son of the late Robert And America Morrison Cassady. He was a retired minister and farmer and a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. His wife, Mrs. Della Maddy Cassady, died in 1964. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Esta Short of Huntington and Mrs. Golda Reeves of San Diego, CA; two sons, Robert Cassady of Detroit and Paul Cassady of Gallon; a sister, Mrs. Mae Taylor, address unknown; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1978

 

CHAFFIN, Ora D.

1908-1978

Ora D. Chaffin, 69, route 1, Webbville, died Monday afternoon in Louisa Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial will be in Chaffins Cemetery route 1, Webbville. He was born November 21, 1908, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Kennas and Virginia Wise Short Chaffin. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Kitchen Chaffin, to whom he was married 47 years; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Carroll Yong of Star Route, Louisa, one son, Orie Edwin Chaffin of route 1, Webbville; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Jobe of Hemphill, WV, Mrs. Effie Westfall and Mrs. Lula Chaffins, both of Louisa; three brothers, Dennie Chaffin and Okey Chaffin of Star route, Louisa, Charlie Chaffin of Louisa; one grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1978

 

COOK, Roger

1954-1978

Funeral services for Roger Cook, 23, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday morning in Young Funeral Home by minister Teddy Preston. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, route 1, Radnor, Wv. Mr. Cook died February 1. Mr. Cook was born August 1, 1954 at Louisa, a son of Earl Cook of Fort Gay and the late Emmie Rowe Cook. Surviving in addition to his father are four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Smith of route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Jimmy Gilliam of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. Jean Robinette and Mrs. Lorain Cook, both of Fort Gay and three brothers, Homer Cook of Piketon, OH, Everett Cook of Mansfield, OH and Don Cook of route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

COPLEY, Floyd Cecil

1917-1978

Funeral services for Floyd Cecil Copley, 60, of Man, WV, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Webb Community Chapel, by the Rev. Kimball Copley and the Rev. Lewis Copley. Burial was in Copley cemetery at Webb. Mr. Copley died February 2. Mr. Copley was born August 12, 1917, at Route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Harmon and Wilda Porter copley. Surviving are his wife, Irene Patrick Copley, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lou Clay of Mallory, WV; three sons, Robert Lane Copley, Ralph Edward Copley, and Floyd Eugene Copley all of Mallory; a sister, Mrs. Maude Waller of Fort Gay; three brothers, Orville Copley of Fort Gay, Herbert Copley of Williamson, WV and Walter Copley of Davon, WV and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

DEAN, Mary Elsie (Vance)

1920-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elsie Dean, 57, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Fort Gay First Baptist Church by the Rev. Morris and the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Billups Dean Cemetery. Mrs. Dean died January 22. Mrs. Dean was born September 8, 1920 at Davon, WV, a daughter of the late James Mason and Sarah Mae Bailey Vance. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are a stepson, James L. Dean of route 1, Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Jane Calloway of Chauncey, WV, Mrs. Laura Priece of Chicago and Mrs. Thelma Reynolds of Monaville, WV; two brothers, Troy Vance of Stollings, WV, and Roy Vance of Jacksonville, FL; and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1978

 

DIAMOND, Earl Manley

1912-1978

Funeral services for Earl Manley Diamond, 65, of Kenova, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by the Rev. Larry Mullens. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Diamond was born October 19, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of H. G. Diamond and the late Mrs. Dell Pennington Diamond. He was a retied electrician for Hamer Lumber Co., a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Galloway Diamond; a son, Gregory Diamond of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Martin of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Monnie Rowe of Ceredo; a brother, Herbert Diamond of Kenova and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

FRALEY, Wade M.

Funeral services for Blaine native Wade M. Fraley, 56, of Huntington were conducted February 18, in Beard Mortuary, Huntington, by the Rev. Bob Addis. Burial was in Culloden Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1978

 

HALL, Madge (Tier- Amburgey)

1907-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Madge Amburgey Hall, 70, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday morning in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hall died February 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Hall was born September 21, 1907 in Louisa. Her husband, Burt T. Hall, died i 1975. Surviving are a son, Robert Amburgey of Cincinnati, a sister, Mrs. L. A. Long of Houston, and four brothers, Grover Tier of Melrose, Mass., Leonard Tier of Baltimore, MD, George Tier of McLean, VA and Marion Tier of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

HARRINGTON, Odell Claude

Funeral services were last week for Odell Claude Harrington, 36, of Louisa in Ripley, MS. A construction worker he died  February 6 at the residence. Survivors include a daughter, Jenny and son, John of Harrodsburg, AR; a sister, Mrs. Jeri Alley of Ripley; two brothers, James Harrington of West Memphis, AR and Harold Harrington, no address listed; father, Claude Harrington, no address listed. He was born June 10, 1941, in Memphis, TN and had resided in Louisa for a year. Big Sandy New, February 15, 1978

 

LYONS, Jane

1898-1978

Funeral services for Miss Jane Lyons, 79, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Lyons died February 2, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Miss Lyons was born April 28, 1898, a daughter of the late David and Delila Holbrook Lyons. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Olivia Lyons of Louisa and three sisters, Miss Nell Lyons of Louisa, Mrs. Eva Wilson of London, OH and Mrs. Gladys Ison of Wheelersburg, OH. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

MCKENZIE, Norman

Funeral services for Norman McKenzie, native of Gallup, were conducted February 5 in Columbus. Mr. McKenzie, employed 30 years at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., died January 29. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Tillie McKenzie; two sons, Paul of Aledo, IL and Phillip of Columbus, three daughters Patricia McKenzie Kelley of Columbus, Jean Allen of Columbus and Darlene Walker of Germany; six sisters, Ruth Holt, Ashland, Nell Ellis, Weston, OH, Betty parker, Portsmouth, Eileen Shall, Akron, OH, Ethel Marpel, Akron, OH, Myrtle Young, Ashland, three brothers, Charles McKenzie, Dayton, OH, Earl McKenzie, Toledo, OH, Homer McKenzie, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Rebecca McKenzie and was a member of Goodale Masonic Lodge No. 372, Columbus Council No. 8. Big Sandy News, February 15,1978

 

ROBERTS, Ralph (Rocky)

1935-1978

Funeral services for Ralph (Rocky) Roberts, 42, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sunday in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church  by the Rev. James Hayes and the Rev. Truman Evans. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died January 26. Mr. Roberts was born June 17, 1935, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Ada Mae Clay Roberts of Louisa and the late Ercell Roberts. He was an auto body repairman for the Roberts Body Shop in Louisa and a member and Board Member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Eva Burchett Roberts, a daughter, Miss Brenda Roberts at home; a sister, Mrs. Mona Chaffins of Louisa; and three brothers, Lofton Roberts of Columbus and Jack and Newman Roberts, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1978

 

SEE, Sam Y.

1909-1978

Graveside services for Louisa native Sam Y. See of route 1, Piketon, OH were to be conducted Wednesday February 8, at 2 p.m. at Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Leslie Rogers. Mr. See died Sunday at Pike County Hospital, Waverly, OH following a sudden illness. Mr. See was born July 6, 1909, in Louisa, a son of the late William W. and Nora York See. He was a member of the Piketon Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 321 at Waverly, a veteran of World War II and was a retired sheet metal worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Tavnner See; a brother, A. W. See of Ocala, FL; three sisters, Mrs. E. Poe Harris, Mrs. William H. Hale, and Miss Virginia See, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, February 8, 1978

 

SLOAS, John Willie

1894-1978

Funeral services for John Willie Sloas, 83, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted January 25 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson by the Rev. Marvin Hunnicutt and Elder Everett Slone. Burial was in Carter County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sloas died January 22 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Sloas was born April 3, 1894, in Elliott County, a son of the late Samuel and Margaret Wells Sloas. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Allie Mae Pennington, Sloas; five sons, Johnny and Carl Sloas both of route 1, Webbville, Lowell sloas of Grayson, Elwood Sloas of Falkville, AL and Leroy Sloas of route 1, Paint Lick; three daughters, Mrs. Don Whitt and Mrs. Mary Ison, both of route 1, Sandy Hook and Mrs. Dearl Thomas of Willard; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cox of Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Eva McDavid of Cincinnati; 38 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 1, 1978

 

SNODGRASS, Alice Mae (Baker)

1898-1978

Mrs. Alice Mae Snodgrass, 79, formerly of Jacksonville, FL was buried February 8 in Memory Gardens. She died February 6 in Louisa Community Hospital and is survived by a son Ernest Snodgrass of Louisa. Mrs. Snodgrass was born December 25, 1898, at Solon, VA; a daughter of the late Frederick and Louisa Vint Baker. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1978

 

STEEL, Lonnie

Funeral services for Lonnie Steel, 76, of Blaine, were conducted February 16, in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Bond E. Salyer. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Steel died February 14, in the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tilda Boggs Steel; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Wellman of Columbus and Mrs. Grady Collier of Baltimore, OH;; a son, Charles H. Steel of Westerville, OH; three stepson, Forest Boggs of Blaine, Dulphus Gambill of Baltimore and Rodney Holbrook of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Artie Adams of Coalton; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1978

 

STEINER, Owen

1898-1978

Funerals services for Owen Steiner of Stanton, KY were February 6 at the Shiloh Methodist Church of which he was a member. Mr. Steiner died February 4. He was born March 8, 1898 at Genario, OH. He was a veteran of World War I and retired from Lexington Blue Grass Army depot, Avon, KY. Mr. Steiner is survived by his wife, Winnie (France) Steiner of Stanton and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charlotte Salisbury of Rittman, OH, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 15, 1978

 

WILEY, Robert

1922-1978

Funeral services for Robert Wiley, 54, Lowmansville, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Chestnut Grove Church, Lowmansville, by ministers, Ellis Hamilton and Don Lemaster. Burial was in Sugar Plum Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Wiley died February 16 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Surviving are his wife, Katy Whitt Wiley; 8 daughters, Mrs. Sylva Miller, Mrs. Tiney Fannin and Mrs. Ula Fay Spears of route 1, Louisa, Miss Viney Wiley, Miss Amy Grace Wiley, Miss Martha Wiley and Miss Verney Wiley at home, and Mrs. Emogene Charles of Lowmansville; four sons, Albert of Ulysses and George Lee, Robert and Hansley Ray at home; a sister, Mrs. Tiney Worley of Ohio; two brothers, Virgil Wiley of route 2, Louisa and Hansley Wiley of Ohio; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 22, 1978

 

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BENNETT, Sophia (Nolan-Wells)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Nolan Wells Bennett, 65 of Buchanan, were conducted Sunday in Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett died March 8. Mrs. Bennett was born March 21, 1913, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Julia Miller Nolan. She was a member of the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving are her husband, Farris Bennett; four sons, Wetzell Wells of Monroe, MI, Joe Wells of Louisa, Charles Wells, Jr., of Ulysses and Farris Bennett, Jr., of Groveport, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Borders of Newark, OH and Mrs. Sarah Smith of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Cole of Kokomo, IN and Mrs. Ollie Spence of Columbus; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1978

 

BERNARD, John Jay

1909-1978

Funeral services for John Jay Bernard, 68, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted February 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery. Mr. Bernard died February 19 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Bernard was born September 5, 1909, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Melissa Adkins Bernard. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are several cousins. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

CASTLE, Lloyd

1890-1978

Funeral services for Lloyd Castle, 87, of Blaine, were conducted February 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Castle Cemetery. Mr. Castle died February 20, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Castle was born April 25, 1890, at Blaine, a son of the late Luther and Dorcus Williams Castle. He was a retied farmer and oil field worker. His wife, Mrs. Alma Wheeler Castle, died in 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Austin of route 3, Louisa, a son, J. L. Castle of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Lydia Hileger of Lucasville, OH; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

FANNIN, Belva Mae (Coffey)

1928-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Belva Mae Fannin, 49, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted March 4 in the Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Fannin cemetery. She died March 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Fannin was born April 3, 1928, at Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Laura Murphy Coffey of route 4, Louisa, and the late William Coffey. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Herman Fannin; two daughters, Mrs. John Moore of Middletown, OH and Miss Jo Ann Fannin, at home; two sons, Homer Lee Fannin of route 4, Louisa, and William Allen Fannin at home; 8 sisters, Mrs. Wilda Frazier of Rush, Mrs. Delba Ward of North Lewisburg, OH, Mrs. Mary Hicks and Mrs. Irene McGarvin, both of Ashland, Mrs. Geneva Hughes and Mrs. Loranie May both of Columbus, Mrs. Garnet Cooksey of Flatwoods and Mrs. Lillie Bowling of Circleville, OH and two brothers, Waldon Coffey of route 4, Louisa  and Chester Coffey of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1978

 

HICKS, Willie

Funeral services for Willie Hicks, 41, of Chesapeake, brother of Mrs. Barbara Brooks of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Harts Tabernacle, Harts, WV by the Rev. Russell Adkins. Burial was in the Lucas family cemetery. Mr. Hicks died March 25 in a Huntington hospital. Additional survivors include his wife, two other sisters and a brother. Big Sandy news, March 29,1 978

 

HUNT, James William

1932-1978

Funeral services for James W. Hunt, 46, of Ashland, brother of Mrs. William Martin of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Ashland by Dr. John Ross. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Hunt died March 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Hunt was born January 15, 1932 in Ashland, a son of the late James and Lizzie Sloan Hunt. He was an employee of Armco Steel Corp. in the electric shop, a member of the Steelworkers Local 1865, attended the First Baptist Church, was a lifelong resident of Ashland and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson Hunt; two daughters, Misses Paula and Vickie Lynn Hunt, both at home; two sons, Gregory and Jeffrey Hunt, both at home. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1978

 

JARRELL, Bertha

1891-1978

Funeral services for Miss Bertha Jarrell, 86, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted March 11 in Old Pleasant Baptist Church with burial in Jarrell Cemetery. Miss Jarrell died March 8. Miss Jarrell was born September 13, 1891, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John L. and Emma Lakin Jarrell. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Leta Preston of route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1978

 

KEETON, William (Bill)

1918-1978

Funeral services for Louisa merchant, William (Bill) Keeton, 59, were conducted March 17, in the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth. Military graveside services were in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Keeton, former Louisa automobile dealer, was owner-manager of Bill and Dee's Louisa True Value Hardware and part owner of K & P Car Wash. He was formerly in the supermarket business in Louisa. He was born December 23, 1918 in Morgan County, a son of Dorsey Richmond Keeton of West Liberty and the late Ida May Keeton. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and treasurer 23 years; 32 year member of the Louisa Rotary Club, and a major in the Kentucky National Guard with 28 years of service. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Owen Keeton; three daughters, Mrs. David Bierley of Cincinnati, Mrs. Steve Eaton of Nashville, TN and Mrs. Lynn Livelsberger of Ashland, OH, a son, William Randolph Keeton II of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Davis of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two brothers, Edward Keeton of Winchester and Charles C. Keeton of Louisville and three grandchildren, Erin Heaton Keeton, Kelly Suzanne Eaton and Lindsay Elizabeth Eaton. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1978

 

KIRK, Rebecca (Wellman)

1892-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Kirk, 86, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted March 23 in Young Funeral Home. burial was in Kirk Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died March 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Kirk was born February 27, 1892, at Glenhayes, WV a daughter of the late Dave and Nellie Smith Wellman. Her husband, Amos Kirk, died in 1941. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Edward Taylor, Mrs. Sue Wellman and Mrs. Gladys Henson, all of Louisa, Mrs. Lucy Luce of Blanchard, MI and Mrs. Joy Floyd of Detroit, MI; six sons, Tony, Ira, Wallace, and James Kirk, all of Louisa, Amos Kirk of Fallon, NV and Donald Kirk of Lowmansville; 45 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1978

 

KISE, William Gene

1946-1978

Funeral services for William Gene Kise, 32, of Van Lear, were conducted Monday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Kise died March 24 in Highlands Regional Hospital. He was a radiology technologist at the hospital and a Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Kise was born June 14, 1946 at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Ira Stevens and the late Robert Russell Kise. Additional survivors include his wife, Regina Brown Kise; a son Matthew; three brothers, Robert Kise, Jr., of route 1, Louisa, Mike Stevens and Joel Stevens, both of Louisa and the maternal grandfather, Charlie Nelson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1978

 

MAY, Ben

1907-1978

Funeral services for Ben May, 70, of Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Chambers Funeral Home at Matewan, WV by the Rev. Burton Baker. Burial was in Hatfield Cemetery at McCarr. Mr. May died March 10 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. May was born June 7, 1907 at McCarr a son of the late Nelson and Sylvania Norman May. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Zumer Jewell May; four daughters, Mrs. Maxine Akers and Mrs. Glendine Folden of Columbus, OH, Miss Barbara Kay May at home and Mrs. Madeline Brown of Portsmouth, VA; three sons, Ellis Ray May oh Elyria, OH, Willard May of Louisa and Richard May of Fort Gay, WV; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Rice of McCarr; three brothers, Jim May of Thacker, WV, Orville May of North Matewan, WV, and Everett May of McCarr; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1978

 

MAYNARD, Jessie (Vinson)

1892-1978

Graveside rites for former Lawrence Countian Mrs. Jessie Maynard, 85 of Fremont, OH were conducted February 25 at Vinson Branch Cemetery by the Rev.  Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Maynard died February 22 in Fremont. Mrs. Maynard was born March 10, 1892, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jim and Maggie Howard Vinson. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Hughes of Fremont; and four sons, Russell Cook of St. Louis, Tom and Forest Cook both of Westland, MI and George Cook of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

MAYNARD, Polly (Burgett)

1895-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Maynard, 83, Ulysses, were conducted Tuesday in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses. Mrs. Maynard died February 25, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Maynard was born in Martin County, September 27, 1895, the daughter of Gabe and Nancy Muncy Burgett. Her husband, Vernon Maynard, preceded her in death, August 4, 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Eva Maynard, Ulysses, two brothers, Richard Burgett and Ben Burgett, Logan, WV and a sister, Minnie Fields, Chicago. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

MAYNARD, Pricie Ann (Blankenship)

1900-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Pricie Ann Maynard, 78, of route 1, Fort gay, were conducted March 22 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died March 20 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Maynard was born January 14, 1900, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Richard and Dillie Hodge Blankenship. Her husband, Harvey Maynard, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son Raymond McKenzie of Akron, OH. Big Sandy News, March 29,1978

 

MAYNARD, Wendell Herbert

1929-1978

Funeral services for Clifford native, Wendell Herbert Maynard, 48, Casper, WY, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home by minister Kelly Castle. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died March 1 in Casper following a sudden illness. Mr. Maynard was born June 9, 1929, at Clifford, a son of Charles Lindsey Maynard of route 5, Louisa, and the late Dolly Elizabeth Lemaster Maynard. He was a member  of the Kentucky Education Association and the Organization of American Historians. He was a former teacher of Raceland High School and was employed as a licensed realtor at the time of his death he was the author of a recently published book of poems. Surviving in addition to his father are two sisters, Mrs. Tommy Caperton of Louisa and Mrs. Nelson Cadle of Lorain, OH and six brothers, Joe, Wayne, Paul and Jimmy Maynard, all of route 5, Louisa and Henry Maynard of Sheridan, OH and Lester Maynard of Elmore, OH. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1978

 

MOORE, Charley

1914-1978

Funeral services for Charley Moore, 64, of route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted February 26 in the Radnor Church of God by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Dennis Thompson. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Radnor. Mr. Moore died February 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Moore was born January 9, 1914, at route 1, Radnor, a son of the late William Clinton and Carrie Porter Moore. He was a retired sawmill employee and member of the Church of God at Radnor. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Snow Moore; one daughter, Mrs. Bernard Pratt of route 2, Radnor; two sons, Murlin Clinton Moore of Mansfield, OH and Kirby Moore of route 2, Radnor; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Warren and Mrs. Rhoda Thacker of Huntington, Mrs. Brookie Warren of Tacoma, WA and Marcella Manning of Proctorville; two brothers, Marshall Moore of Mansfield, OH and John C. Moore of Shelby, OH and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

MULKEY, Lucille (Roberts)

1908-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Roberts Mulkey, 70 of 311 Wilson Ave., Louisa, were conducted February 25 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The retired teacher from Lawrence county and Chillicothe, OH schools died February 23 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born February 10, 1908 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willis and Martha Webb Roberts. She was a member of Louisa Methodist Church. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Marie Carey, Mrs. Doshia Kouns, Mrs. Nola Compton, all of Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis of Ashland, Mrs. Easter Woods of Washington Court House, OH and Mrs. Lora Queen of Rush. Big Sandy News, March 8, 1978

 

PARSONS, Fred

1895-1978

Funeral services for Fred Parsons, 82, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Monday afternoon in Old Pleasant Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Parsons died March 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Parsons was born July 18, 1895, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Alisa and Nancy Jane Pack Parsons. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Willie Belle Moore Parsons, a daughter, Mrs. Doris Kitts of route 2, Fort Gay, a son, Fred Wendell Parsons of route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Albert Parsons, of route 2, Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 15, 1978

 

PERKINS, Bryan

1978-1978

Graveside rites for infant Bryan Perkins, son of Melvin and Mary Cox Perkins, route 2, Louisa were conducted March 18 in Perkins Cemetery. The baby was dead at birth March 16 at Louisa Community Hospital. Additional survivors are a brother, Thomas Perkins, at home; a sister, Miss Theresa Perkins, at home; a half-brother, Hugh Melvin Perkins of Webbville and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cox of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1978

 

PRESTON, Lillian Alma (Wilbur)

1884-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Alma Preston, 93, of Richardson were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died at 3:05 a.m. Monday in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born April 1, 1884 at Richardson, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Magadaline Williamson Wilbur. Her husband, Arthur Preston died in 1929. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 44 years. Survivors include three sons, Arthur Preston and Frank Preston of California and Leo Preston of Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Vanhoose of Richardson and Mrs. Edna Childers of Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1978

 

ROBERTS, Ruth

Funeral services for Ruth Roberts, 43, of Gayetteville, NC, daughter in law of Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Roberts of Columbus, formerly Louisa, were conduced in Mullins, SC. Burial was in Marion, SC. Mrs. Roberts died January 13 and is survived by her husband, G. J. Roberts; one sister, one brother and two stepchildren, Roy Roberts and Anita Roberts, both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

SKAGGS, Jessie Poe

1919-1978

Funeral services for Jessie Poe Skaggs, 58, of Adams, were conducted February 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Keaton. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery, Martha. Mr. Skaggs died February 21 at the residence of a brother. Mr. Skaggs was born March 5, 1919, in Terryville, a son of the late Leo Jay and Elva Rose Skaggs. Surviving are a brother, Percy James Skaggs of Adams and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

SPARKS, Mart

1902-1978

Funeral services for Mart Sparks, 75, of Martha, were conducted Wednesday, March 22 in the Big Blaine Baptist Church with burial in Sturgill Cemetery. He was a farmer and the husband of Hanna Ferguson Sparks. An additional survivor is Ronald Sparks of Arthur. Mr. Sparks died March 19 in Paintsville Hospital. Big Sandy News, March 22, 1978

 

THOMPSON, Fred

1893-1978

Funeral services for former Louisan Fred Thompson, 84, of Urbana, OH were conducted Monday in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Thompson died February 25 in Urbana. Mr. Thompson was born February 28, 1893 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Felix and Ella Mae Thompson. Surviving are six daughters,, Mrs. Bert Thompson, Mrs. Margaret Fraley, Mrs. Robert Lee Fraley, Mrs. Raymond Newman, Miss Marie Thompson and Miss Iva Thompson all of Urbana, and a brother, Gradon Thompson of Adams. Big Sandy News, March 1, 1978

 

WHEELER, Mary Esther (Ramey)

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Esther Wheeler, 86, of Blaine, were conducted March 23 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Wheeler died March 21 at the residence. Mrs. Wheeler was born May 28,1 891, at Blaine, a daughter of the late William and Phoebe Moore Ramey. Her husband, Enoch Wheeler, died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mollie May of Blaine, a son, Andy Wheeler of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Halah Rowland of Columbus; a brother, Isaac Ramey of Hamilton, GA; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1978

 

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ADAMS, Rance

1897-1978

Funeral services for Rance Adams, 81, of Louisa, were conducted April 23 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adams died April 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Adams was born March 4, 1897, at Irad, a son of the late Labe and Barbara Carter Adams. He was an ice man for the Federal Ice Company of Louisa for 40 years and was a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Mrs. Bessie Bryant Adams, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Adkins of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Laura Arrington of Norfolk, VA; four grandchildren, Randall Diamond of Norwood, OH, Paul Adkins, Mrs. Richard Crabtree, both of Fort Gay and Bobby Adkins of the U. S. Army in Germany; 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

ADAMS, Smith, Sr.

1898-1978

Funeral services for Smith Adams, Sr., 79, of Fallsburg were conducted Tuesday, April 4, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul R. Diamond and the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Sunday, April 2, in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born July 8, 1898 at Irad, a son of the late Thomas and Martha Blankenship Adams. He was a retired employee of the Louisa Supply Co and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Ida Berry Adams, died in 1967. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Diamond of Fallsburg and Mrs. Eva Holbrook of Las Vegas, NV; three sons, Jack Adams, of route 4, Louisa, Henry Jay Adams of New Carlisle, OH and Smith Adams, Jr. of route 3, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Highley Jane Adams, of Circleville, OH; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1978

 

ALIFF, Ada (Taylor)

1886-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Aliff, 92, of Fort Gay, were conducted April 14 in the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was in Fort Gay cemetery. Mrs. Aliff died April 11 in the Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Aliff was born April 12, 1886, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Elizabeth Cassidy Taylor. Her husband, William Henry Aliff, died i 1942. Surviving are four sons, Ray, Tom, William and Frank Aliff, all of Fort Gay; a daughter, Mrs. Garnette St. Clair of St. Petersburg, FL; two brothers, Dennis Taylor of Nolan, WV and Earl Taylor of Portsmouth; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 30 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

BRADLEY, Pauline (Judd)

1916-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Judd Bradley, 62, of route 4, Louisa, were to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday April 19, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Bill Smith and the Rev. Roy Chism. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Bradley died April 16, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Bradley was born February 3, 1916 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Roy O. Judd of Ashland and the late Sallie Moore Judd. She had resided in Lawrence County for 22 years. Surviving in addition to her father are the her husband, Landon Bradley, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kathy Akers of Kenova; a stepson, Keith Bradley of Route 4, Louisa, four sisters, Miss Evelyn Judd and Mrs. Faith Stewart, both of Ashland, Mrs. Marioline Belle of Lexington and Mrs. Ramona Sexton of Hopkinsville and a brother, Charles Glen Judd of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

CHAPMAN, Effie (Black)

1889-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Effie Chapman, 89, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted April 13 at the Gallup Methodist Church by ministers, Frank Wallace and Fred Vanhorn. Mrs. Chapman died April 10 at the residence. Mrs. Chapman was born February 20,1 889 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Sherman and Sarah Frances Franklin Black. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Gallup. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leeta Mae Hall and Mrs. Pauline Lycan, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Burnette of Rittman, OH and Mrs. Betty Henson of Walbridge, OH, four sons, Sherman, Virgil and Paul Chapman, all of route 3, Louisa and James Chapman of Lacey; four sisters, Mrs. Iva Fields of South Point, OH, Mrs. Della Nunnley of route 4, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ella Mansfield of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Freda Barns of Selma, AL; three brothers, Walter Black and Ralph Black, both of route 1, Catlettsburg and Charles Black of Dayton, OH; 22 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

CORDLE, Corey Duane

1978-1978

Graveside services for infant Corey Duane Cordle, son of Larry E. and Gail C. Cordle of Louisa, were conducted April 12 at Bryant Cemetery, Blaine, by ministers, Roger Jordan and Jay Jordan. The infant was dead at birth April 9 in Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Culbreth of Jacksonville, FL and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Cordle of Blaine. Big Sandy News, April 19,1978

 

CRABTREE, Lester

1911-1978

Funeral services for Lester Crabtree, 67, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, April 3 in Bartram Chapel Church. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. Mr. Crabtree died  April 1 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Crabtree was born February 24, 1911, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late T. E. and Bertha Lynch Crabtree. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lon Patton of Louisa; two brothers, Lucian Crabtree of Reform, AL and Clarence Crabtree of New Smyrma Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1978

 

DOTSON, Lawrence Dewey

1900-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence Dewey Dotson, 77, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dotson died April 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Dotson was born December 26, 1900, at Coleman, a son of the late Erkano and Polly Sampson Dotson. He was a retired miner. His wife, Mrs. Bertha Cline Dotson, died in 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Conlan of Hopkinsville, two sons, Ronnie G. Dotson of Ashland and Larry L. Dotson of Arnold, MO; a sister, Mrs. Pauline New of Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

ELSWICK, Elizabeth (Burgess)

1902-1978

Funeral services for former Louisa Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess Elswick of El Cajon, CA were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Perry. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Elswick died April 21 in El Cajon following an extended illness. Survivors include her husband, Kit Carson Elswick, two daughters, Laura Jane Elswick of Flatwoods and Mrs. Phoebe Ann Barger of El Cajon, CA; one brother, Cornelius Jefferson Burgess of Narrows, VA, four grandchildren and one nephew. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

HACKNEY, Thomas Harrison

1894-1978

Funeral services for Thomas Harrison Hackney, 93, of Blaine were conducted April 21, in the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Hackney died April 18 at the residence of a daughter Mrs. Opal Carter of Adams. Mr. Hackney was born November 15, 1894 at Blaine, a son of the late William and Deliah Hackney. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. His wife, Mrs. Ruth Maggard Hackney, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Ray Hackney of Columbus and Clyde Hackney of Cannonsburg; two bother daughters, Mrs. Darlene O'Hara of Xenia, OH and Mrs. Pauline Wheeler of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. Stella Cordle of Lilly Chapel, OH; a brother, Henry Hackney of Lilly Chapel; 32 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

HICKS, Mary Edith (Davis)

1905-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Edith Hicks, 72, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, April 3 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jams A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks died Sunday, April 2, in Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hicks was born June 20, 1905, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Rufus and Mertie Childers Davis. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Murray of Van Lear and Mrs. Betty Porter of Louisa; a son, Patrick Hicks of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ward of Richardson and Mrs. Jessie Childers of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1978

 

ISAAC, James Thomas, Sr.

1892-1978

Funeral services for James T. Isaac, Sr., 86, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in W. a. Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Isaac died April 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Isaac was born February 14, 1892 at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late William Henry and Nancy Jane Baisden Isaac. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldia Shannon Isaac; a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Thompson of Louisa, two sons, James Thomas Isaac, Jr., of Albright, WV, and William Henry (Pete) Isaac of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ora Mae Mohler of San Bruno, CA; a brother, Rufus Isaac of route 1, Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1978

 

JUSTICE, Ray

1912-1978

Funeral services for Ray Justice, 66, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted April 13, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes, with burial in Harmon Cemetery. He died April 10. Mr. Justice was born February 12 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Fannie Thompson Justice. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Moore Justice; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Baggett of Tampa, FL and Mrs. Lida Larowe of Clifton Park, NY, a son, Charles Justice of route 4, Louisa, a sister, Miss Mollie Justice of Chapman; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

MCCOY, Henry

1913-1978

Funeral services for Henry McCoy, 65, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted April 5 i Fallsburg Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery. Mr. McCoy died April 3. Mr. McCoy was born February 26, 1913, at Freeburn, a son of the late Joseph and Nannie Hall McCoy. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thronsie Runyon McCoy; seven daughters, Mrs. Ray Taylor of Lovely, Mrs. Helen Thompson of Arlington, VA, Mrs. Arnold Fields of Madison Heights, MI, Mrs. Donald O'Pell of Olive Hill, Mrs. Gladys Skeens of Louisa, Mrs. Dan Schoenstin of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Carl Shortridge of route 4, Louisa, three sons, Bobbie McCoy of San Diego, CA, Gordon McCoy of Ypsilanti, MI and Henry A. McCoy of Star route Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Ola Lambert of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Millard Carroll of Defiance, OH and Mrs. Bill Hutchinson of Venice, FL; four brothers, Hillard McCoy of route 4, Louisa, Jarvis McCoy of North Jackson, OH, Earl McCoy of Norfolk, VA and William McCoy of Venice, FL; 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1978

 

MUNCY, Clara (Vanhorn)

1901-1978

Funeral services for retired postmistress Mrs. Clara Vanhorn Muncy, 77 of Fallsburg were conducted April 20 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Muncy died April 18 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Muncy was born March 5, 1901, at Star Route, Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Mary Belle Short VanHorn. She was a retired postmistress of Fallsburg. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Nickell Shannon and Mrs. Linda Nickell Nelson, both of Louisa; two stepsons, David Muncy of Kent, OH and Glen Muncy of Seattle, WA; three sisters, Mrs. Geneva Kelly of Cincinnati, Mrs. Florence Rice of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Letta Lyons of Ashland, three brothers, Ben and Jay VanHorn, both of Hillsboro, OH and Ray VanHorn of route 4, Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

PRESTON, Walter

1895-1978

Funeral services for Walter Preston, 82, of Richardson, were conducted Tuesday morning at the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. William Caines. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mr. Preston died April 15, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Preston was born October 19, 1895, at Patrick, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Maynard Preston. He was a retied employee of the Chessie System. His wife, Mrs. Grace Borders Preston died in 1970. Surviving are a son, Walter M. Preston of Flatwoods; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Childers of Mt. Vernon, IN; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Ratliff of Patrick, Mrs. Nola Cline of Florida, Mrs. Lena Mae Pack of Tucumcari, NM and Mrs. Goldia Walters of Ashland; a brother, Forest (Jack) Preston of Louisa; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

RATLIFF, David Joe

1956-1978

Funeral services for David Joe Ratliff, 22, Louisa, were conducted March 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Ratliff died March 28, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Ratliff was born January 6, 1956, at Louisa, a son of John Floyd and Norma Robinette Ratliff of Louisa, Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Mrs. Deborah Gillum of Warsaw, IN, two brothers, Kenneth and James Ratliff, both of route 1, Louisa; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ratliff of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1978

 

SEXTON, Josie

1890-1978

Funeral services for Josie Sexton, 87, of Plymouth, OH were conducted April 6 at McQuate-Secon Funeral Home at Plymouth by Brother Claude Ousley and Brother Buddy Carter. Burial was in Greenlawn at Plymouth. Miss Sexton died April 4 at the residence following a long illness. She was born August 9, 1890 at Hueysville, a daughter of the late Harm and Jane Moore Sexton. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Diamond of Louisa and Mrs. Crissie Hughes of Plymouth. She was the aunt of Mrs. Dale Meek of Louisa. She was preceded in death by four brothers, John Sexton, Tildan Sexton, Bill Sexton and Pearlie Sexton and four sisters, Lizzie, Ellen, Meg and Dellie. Big Sandy news, April 12, 1978

 

SHAW, Rev. Roud

Funeral services for ex-Louisa Minister the Rev. Roud Shaw of New Castle, KY were conducted Tuesday at Pleasureville, KY with burial in Henry County. The Rev. Shaw died April 22 in a New Castle nursing home. He was a retired Christian Church minister, and popular evangelist in the Big Sandy Valley during the 1920's. He preached many time in Louisa, and was minister of the Louisa Christian Church during the 1930's. Rev. Shaw was author of several books including collections of his sermons and a humorous autobiography. He was widely recognized for his ready-wit, humor and zest for world peace and human welfare. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Boyd (Gwendolyn) Mangus of Griffith, IN and two grandsons, Mark and Robert Griffith. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1978

 

VINSON, Jay

1905-1978

Funeral services for Jay Vinson, 72, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Porter. Burial was in Jarrell Cemetery. Mr. Vinson died April 14, in a Tampa, FL hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Vinson was born October 21, 1905, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Samuel and Daisy Pauley Vinson. Surviving are four sons, Paul of Springboro, OH, Wandell of Columbus, OH, Donald of Marysville, OH and Jarrell of Tampa; a sister, Mrs. Mary Craven of Kettering, OH; a brother, Joe Vinson of route 2, Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 19, 1978

 

WEBB, Vada (Pack)

1896-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Vada Webb, Louisa were conducted Tuesday in the Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Pack Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died April 8 in a Louisa nursing home. Mrs. Webb was born August 15, 1896 at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Albert and Janie McCoy Pack. She was a member of the Untied Baptist Church. Her husband, Albert Webb died in 1940. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Agnes Blankenship, of Louisa, Mrs. Julia Bentley of Star route , Louisa, Mrs. Janie Quisenberry of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Bertha Branham of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Estill Queen of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Inez Marie Boggs of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Ruby Griffith of Blaine; a son, Evert Webb of route 2, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Nona Butcher of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Zola Kirk of Fort Gay, WV, a brother, Willie Pack  of route 5, Louisa; 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, April 12, 1978

 

WELLMAN, Ollie

1889-1978

Funeral services for Ollie Wellman, 88, of Fort Gay, were conducted March 31 in the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Leno Morrison, the Rev. Richard Maynard, and the Rev. Paul Mullins. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery following Masonic services. Mr. Wellman died March 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Wellman was born March 29, 1889, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Erastus and Victoria Wellman. He was an equipment operator for the West Virginia highway Department and a member of the Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM. His wife, Mrs. Mamie Biggs Wellman, die din 1935. Surviving are two sons, Henry H. Wellman of Fort Gay and Homer Wellman of Xenia, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Nada Boys of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lona Bellomy of Huntington; five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 5, 1978


WEST, Noah

1913-1978

Funeral services for Noah West, 65, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. April 12 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. West died Sunday in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. West was born July 4, 1913 in Magoffin County, a son of the late Enoch Spencer and Della Patrick West. He was a retied pipefitter and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mertie West, four daughters, Mrs. Clinton Kelly of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Edith Kingsmore of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lana Wright of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Josephine Ferguson at home; seven sons, Claude West and Floyd West both of Blaine, Grover West of route 1, Louisa, James West of Kenova, Paul West of Betsy Layne, Eddie West of route 5, Louisa, and Don West of route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gartin of Blaine and Mrs. Myrtle Bluebaum of route 2, Catlettsburg; six brothers, Carper West of Oil Springs, Barton West of Blaine, Isaac West of Shreveport, LA, Claude H. West of El Campo, TX, Eddy West of Wakefield, OH and North West of route 4, Louisa; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1978

 

WRIGHT, Nona (McClelland)

1902-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Nona Wright, 75, of Louisa were conducted April 7 in the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died April 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wright was born June 25, 1902, in Ashland, a daughter of the late John and Nellie Fraley McClelland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 40 years. Her husband, Homer Wright, died in 1948. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert C. Ball of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Vinson (Dee) Moore of Louisa; two sons, Clifford Wright of Prestonsburg and Chelsey Wright of Paintsville; six sisters, Mrs. Betty Skeens, Mrs. Ruby Clere and Mrs. Helen Fisher, all of Torance, CA, Mrs. Ruth Ball andn Mrs. Marie Rowe, both of Huntington, and Mrs. Doretta Stevens of Orlando, FL; a brother, John McClelland of Huntington; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 12, 1978

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ALLEN, Charles Lee

1936-1978

Funeral services for Charles Lee Allen, 41, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 19 in the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by minister McKinley Dean. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Allen died May 16. Mr. Allen was born December 23, 1936, in Lawrence County, a son of William Hubert and Reva Louise Perry Allen of route 4, Louisa. He was a drywall worker and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 3 years. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Betty Louise Jordan Allen; two daughters, Mrs. Reva Mae Lemaster of route 2 Louisa, and Miss Regina Lee Allen at home; a son, Charles Edward Allen at home; four sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Queen and Mrs. Dolly Coburn, both of Columbus, Mrs. Rachel Meade of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Connie Gollihue of route 4, Louisa; two brothers, Billy Allen of Columbus and Robert Daniel Allen, Willard, two half-sisters, Mrs. Alice Marie Book of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Kentucky Blevins of Webbville, and tow half-brothers, Hubert Allen, Jr., of Detroit and Ronnie Allen of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1978

 

ANDERSON, Marjorie (Hill)

1902-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Anderson, 75, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Old Pleasant Baptist Church by minister Thurman Willis, Jr. Burial was in Elzie Thompson Cemetery at Radnor. Mrs. Anderson died May 6 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Anderson was born September 22, 1902 at Julian, WV, a daughter of the late Canterbury and Emily Hill. She was a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church. Her husband, Luther Anderson, died in 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Parsons and Mrs. George Artrip, both of route 2, Fort Gay, a son, Robert McNeely of Cabin Creek, WV; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1978

 

ANDERSON, Shelia Ann

1957-1978

Circumstances as to the Friday dynamite death of a 20 year old county woman are being investigated by local authorities. Shelia Ann Anderson of route 1, Louisa, was killed about 5 p.m. while standing in the doorway of the mobile home of Noah Perkins, route 1, Webbville, according to the Kentucky State Police and federal FTC agents. According to the FTC agent, Ms. Anderson was killed when a half-stick of dynamite was detonated about 40 feet from the trailer, hurling a sharp metal object into her chest. They quoted Perkins that the two had been shooting off dynamite for fun. An AFT agent said where the dynamite came from is being investigated as are the circumstances of the incident. An autopsy has been ordered by county coroner Dr. John Ryan. Funeral services for Ms. Anderson were conducted Monday morning at Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Lowe Cemetery. Ms. Anderson was born October 17, 1957, at Adams, a daughter of Proctor and Geneva Lowe Dixon of Adams. Surviving in addition to the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Joe Prater of Adams, Mrs. Mary Frances Delong of Paintsville and Miss Wilma Lee Dixon of Adams; five brothers, Martin F., Noah L. and Charles E. Dixon, all of Adams, David A. Dixon of Orrville, OH and Donnie R. Dixon of Louisa; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lowe of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

BOGGS, Sally Jo

1959-1978

Graveside services for Miss Sally Jo Boggs, 19, Blaine, were conducted Tuesday morning at Boggs Cemetery in Blaine by the Rev. Bondie Salyers and the Rev. Lawrence Cordle. Miss Boggs died Sunday in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. Miss Boggs was born March 31, 1959, at Louisa, a daughter of John T. and Rose Boggs Boggs of Blaine. Surviving in addition to her parents are four sisters, Misses Sandra, Kathleen, Rebecca and Victoria Boggs, all at home; a brother, John Boggs and a grandmother. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1978

 

BURCHETTE, Lora Mae (Pennington)

1911-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Mae Pennington Burchette, 67, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Myrtles Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Burchette died April 27, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Burchette was born November 28, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Watt and Nora Ferrell Pennington. Surviving are her husband, Robert Burchette, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Flanagan of Phoenix, AZ, a sister, Mrs. Elaine Compton of Louisa; five brothers, Roy and Richard Pennington of East Liverpool, OH and Arnold and Ballard Pennington, both of Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1978

 

CLEGG, Margaret Louise (Crutcher)

1897-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Louise Clegg, 81, of Louisa, were conducted Monday morning in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Mrs. Clegg died April 28, at the residence. Mrs. Clegg was born March 21, 1897, at Louisa, a daughter of the late John B. and Rose Cassell Crutcher. Her husband, Otto Clegg, died in 1965. Surviving are a son, John W. Alley of Milwaukee, WS; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Tilson of Louisa and Mrs. Rosie Newsom of Dunbar, WV; and a brother, Tom Crutcher of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1978

 

COOPER, Nellie (Blevins)

1887-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Cooper, 91, of Webbville, were conducted Monday morning at the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery in Elliott County. Mrs. Cooper died April 28, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Cooper was born April 24, 1887, at Edsel, a daughter of the late Dan and Alice Wells Blevins. Her husband, Claude Cooper, preceded her in death. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Nelson Thompson of Webbville, Mrs. Irene Berry and Mrs. Bill Claprood, both of Columbus, Mr.s Noma Hudson of Delaware, OH and Mrs. Ruby Dagnon and Mrs. Talva Shultz, both of Chicago, four sons, Ray and James Cooper both of Webbville, Ralph Cooper of Columbus and Bernard Cooper of West Union, OH; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1978

 

GEORGE, Christine (Atkins)

Funeral services for Mrs. Christine George, 47, of Columbus, formerly of Lawrence County area, were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Schoendinger-Linden Chapel in Columbus, with burial in a Columbus cemetery. Mrs. George died May 27 in Grant Hospital, Columbus. She was the daughter of Bruce and Bessie Newsom Atkins. Survivors include one son, Arthur Newton of Kentucky and a sister, Mrs. Georgia May of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

HARDWICK, Homer

1909-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Homer Hardwick, 68, of Villas, NJ, were conducted March 31 in Philadelphia, PA. Burial was in Willow Grove, PA. He died March 27 at the residence Mr. Hardwick was born August 27, 1909, at route 2, Louisa, son of the late George and Laura Rittenberry Hardwick. Surviving are two brothers, Colonel Hardwick of Leetsdale, PA, Ralph Hardwick of East Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, three sisters, Rose Gardner, Groves, TX, Lucille Broerman of Pittsburgh, PA, Florence Hylton of route 2, Louisa. Mr. Hardwick served in World War II in the Philippine Islands, and was retired from the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. His wife died in 1974. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1978

 

JOBE, Chester Arthur

1905-1978

Funeral services for ex-Lawrence Countian Chester Arthur Jobe, 72, of Columbus, were conducted Monday afternoon in Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Jobe Cemetery. Mr. Jobe, former resident of route 3, Louisa, died May 5 in a Columbus hospital following extended illness. Mr. Jobe was born September 29, 1905, at Denton, a son of the late John Millard and Mary McKinney Jobe. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Carter Jobe; six daughters, Mrs. Lorene McGaffe, Mrs. Jewell Triplett and Mrs. Sharon Campbell of Columbus, Mrs. Rosemary Pennington of Grayson, Mrs. Doris Workman of Star Route, Louisa and Mrs. Dixie Hensley of Richardson; four sons, Charles Ray Jobe of route 2, Catlettsburg, Harold Jobe of Columbus, Clifford Jobe of Grayson and James Jobe of Boston, Mass., a sister, Mrs. Pearl Sexton of Huntington, a brother, Estill Jobe of Columbus; 31 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1978

 

JORDAN, Lowell

1932-1978

Funeral services for Lowell Jordan, 45, of route 1 Webbville, were conducted April 29 in Waterson Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in Johnny Young Cemetery. Mr. Jordan died April 26 in a Lexington hospital. Mr. Jordan was born June 11, 1932, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Jay and Ruby Brainard Jordan. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Sylvia B. Young of route 1, Webbville. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1978

 

MABRY, Arvil Paul, Sr.

1929-1978

Funeral services for former Louisan Arvil Paul Mabry, Sr., 48, of Wapakoneta, Oh, were conducted May 25 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac Burial was in the Salter Cemetery. Mr. Mabry died May 22. Mr. Mabry was born December 9, 1929, in Elliott County, a son of the late Robert and Goldia Holbrooks Mabry. He was a laborer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Browning Mabry; two daughters, Misses Rita and Sheri Mabry, both at home; four sons, Robert Mabry, at home, Paul Mabry of Phoenix, AZ, Larry Mabry of Wapakoneta, and James Mabry of St. Mary' s, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Gilbert of Portland, IN, Mrs. Mary Prichard of Olive Hill and Mrs. Jean Mabry of Star Route, Louisa, two half-sisters, Mrs. Lilly Myers and Mrs. Linda Smith, both of London, OH, four brothers, Berkley and Richard Mabry, both of Olive Hill and Walter and Harold Mabry, both of St. Mary's and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

NEW, Shirley (Fitzpatrick)

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley new, 86, of Louisa, were conducted May 26, in Young Funeral home by the Rev. Bill Barber and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. New died May 23. Mrs. New was born August 3, 1891, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Elizabeth Maynard Fitzpatrick. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Andy New, three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smallwood of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Nesbiet Ison and Mrs. Irene Michael, both of Louisa; two sons, Homer New of Kenova and Calvin New of route 3, Louisa, 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

ROSE, Sheridan

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Sheridan Rose, 52, of Lakewood, CA were conducted May 19 in the Woodyard Funeral Chapel, Columbus, OH. Burial was in Nelsonville, OH. Mr. Rose died May 12 following a brief illness. The son of the late Robert and Mary E. Chaffin Rose was a veteran of World War II. His wife died in March 1977. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Anne Facey, Toledo, OH, Mrs. Pammie Schooe, Columbus, two grandchildren, two sisters, Ivory Rose and Opal R. Adams, both of Louisa, four brothers, Sam Rose of Nolan, WV, Willis Rose of Columbus, Curtis Rose of Circleville, OH and Paul Rose of Westerville, OH. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1978

 

RUTHERFORD, Mabel (Billups)

1903-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Rutherford, 74, of route 1, Genoa, WV, were conducted Tuesday in Young Funeral Home by minister Swan Bush. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Mrs. Rutherford died May 27 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Rutherford was born November 12, 1903, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Richardson Billups. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Boyd Rutherford, died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Dunbar of route 4, Catlettsburg, three sisters, Mrs. Edna Spain of Farmville, VA, Mrs. Adrain Robinette of Fort Gay and Mrs. Marie Loar of Bishop, VA; three brothers, Raymond Billups of Huntington and Paul Billups and Ranzie Billups, both of Fort Gay and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

SEE, Ruth (Staton)

1914-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Staton See, 63, of Amarillo, TX, were conducted May 29 in Young Funeral Home by minister Craig Smith. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. See, wife of former Lawrence Countian, James W. See, died May 26, in an Amarillo hospital. Mrs. See was born November 11, 1914, at Grand Saline, TX, a daughter of the late T. S. and Mrs. Statonn. Additional survivors include a sister and a brother. Big Sandy News, May 31,1 978

 

VARNEY, Maudie (Mullins)

1896-1978

Funeral services for former Stone, KY, resident Mrs. Maudie M. Varney, 82, of Louisa, were conducted May 5 in the Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church at Stone by Elders Teddy Ball and Dan Adkins. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, KY. Mrs. Varney died May 3 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was the widow of Ben Varney. Born February 11, 1896, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Bentley Mullins. She was a member of the Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary J. Hall and Mrs. Madeline Tingler, both of Louisa, four sons, the Rev. Lincoln Varney of Louisville, KY, the Rev. Robert Varney of Pinsonfork, James W. Varney of St. Paul, VA, and Jonah Varney of Belfry, KY; 59 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Other survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Della Hensley and Mrs. Ora Scarberry both of Huntington, Mrs. Rebecca Ford of Zebulon, KY, Mrs. Susie Ford of Elkhorn City, Mrs. Bertha King of Wapakoneta, OH and three brothers, Doc Mullins of Canada, KY, Willie Mullins of Charleston and Paris Mullins of Ohio. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1978

 

WALTERS, Mary M.

1958-1978

Funeral services for Miss Mary M. Walters were conducted Tuesday morning in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Miss Walters died May 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following a heart attack. Miss Walters was born April 16, 1958, at Louisa, a daughter of German and Clara Bellomy Walters of Louisa. She was an employee of the IGA Foodliner Store. Surviving in addition to her parents are five sisters, Mrs. Sonji Fairchild, Mrs. Linda May, Mrs. Jean Lemaster and Miss Vicki Walters, all of Louisa, Mrs. Gladys Campbell of Huntington and a brother, Larry Walters of Bellevue, OH. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1978

 

WARD, Conrad, A.

1894-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Conrad A. Ward, of Chillicothe, OH, were conducted May 18 in the Grace Church of Pentecost by the Rev. Roger Webb. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe. Mr. Ward died May 15 in Ross County Medical Center. He was born June 14, 1894 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marion and Missouri Dobyns Ward. Survivors are wife, Anna Skaggs Ward; two daughters, Mrs. Carey (Jessie) Kellough, Mrs. Fred (Georgia) Weiderman, both of Chillicothe, three sons, Donald, Homer and Harold, all of Chillicothe, one sister, Mrs. Foster (Goldie) Ferguson of Louisa; two brothers, Escome and Gobel Ward, both of Circleville, OH and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1978

 

WEBB, Evert

1919-1978

Funeral services for Evert Webb, 56, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 20 at the residence by minister Sammy Branham. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Mr. Webb died May 17 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Webb was born June 28, 1919, in Martin County, a son of the late Albert and Vada Pack Webb. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 11 years and was a disabled lineman for the Chessie System, where he was employed for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Pope Webb; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jo James of route 2, Louisa, 7 sisters, Mrs. Wayne Blankenship of Louisa, Mrs. Russell Bentley and Mrs. Abbie Queen, both of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. William Quisenberry of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Charles Bentley of Columbus, Mrs. Estill Boggs, Jr., of route 2 Louisa, and Mrs. Gene Griffith of Blaine and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1978

 

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BRYANT, Liss

1896-1978

Funeral services for Liss Bryant, 81, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted May 29 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery. Mr. Bryant died May 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Bryant was born November 21, 1896, at Ulysses, a son of the late Jim Bryant and Victoria Edwards Bryant. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church and a retired coal miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Zelphia Lyons Bryant, five daughters, Dorothy May Carter of Louisa, Lexie Bush of Sandusky, OH, Dot Adams of Ulysses, Lucille Bevins and Bertha Davis of route 1, Louisa, seven sons, Harkless O. Bryant of Stambaugh, Verlin Bryant of Ulysses, Roy Bryant of Bloomville, OH, Liss Bryant, Jr. of Pinckney, MI, Curtis Earl and Larry Bryant of Columbus, OH; 26 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1978

 

BURCHETTE, Robert Woodrow

1914-1978

Funeral services for Robert Woodrow Burchette, 64, of Louisa were conducted June 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Burchette Cemetery. Mr. Burchette died June 12 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Burchette was born March 3, 1914, at route 3, Louisa, son of the late Thomas and Maggie Elizabeth Cooper Burchette. He was disabled and retired from the U. S. Air Force. His wife, Mrs. Lora Mae Burchette, died in May. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Susan Burchette of Pasadena, CA; a son, Robert Burchette, Jr. of Pasadena; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Hall of Huntsville, AL; three brothers, George Burchette of Los Angeles, Oliver Burchette of Taveres, FL and Fulton Burchette of Huntington and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1978

 

BURGESS, Paul David

1926-1978

Funeral services for Paul David Burgess, 51, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 2 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems with burial in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Burgess died April 30 of an apparent heart attack. The veteran of World War II was born May 31, 1926 in Paintsville, a son of the late Clyde E. and Gussie Preston Burgess. He was a member of VFW. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stella Thompson Burgess, one daughter, Stella Joan Burgess at home; one son, David M. Burgess, at home; two brothers, Burl A. Burgess and Robert W. Burgess, both of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy news, June 14, 1978

 

BURNETTE, Virgil

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Virgil Burnette, 61, of Rittman, OH, were conducted May 18, in the Church of the Nazarene with burial in Memorial Gardens at Wadsworth, OH. Mr. Burnette died May 15, in Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. He was born in Fort Gay  and had lived in Rittman for 29 years. He was a retied building contractor and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Wadsworth. He is survived by wife, Dorothy, son, Phillip of Martinsville, VA; daughter, Mrs. Phillis DeVoe, Columbus, brother, Frank, Barberton, sister, Mrs. Lovenia Walker, Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1978

 

CARTER, Roy

1899-1978

 Funeral services for Roy Carter, 78, of route 1, Louisa were conducted Tuesday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. A farmer, Mr. Carter died June 25 in Louisa Community Hospital following a two year illness. Mr. Carter was born August 8, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sol and Julia Hayes Carter. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Bradley Carter; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Fugitt of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Dorcas McInturiff of Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Sharon Roberts of Flatwoods, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1978

 

FRASHER, Jessie

1917-1978

Funeral services for Jessie Frasher, 60, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Monday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by minister Herman Wellman. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Frasher died June 9 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Frasher was born July 20, 1917, in Wayne County WV, a son of the late Edward and Luti Jane Dillon Frasher. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the United Methodist Church and a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Porter, a daughter, Miss Betty Frasher, at home; a son, Jessie Joe Frasher, at home, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Ervin Akers of Zanesville, OH; and three brothers, Edward Frasher of Patrick, OH, Zone Frasher of route 1, Fort Gay, and H. S. Frasher of Culloden, WV. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1978

 

GRIFFITH, Charlie M.

1901-1978

Funeral services for Charlie M. Griffith, 77, of Blaine, were conducted June 15 at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs and the Rev. Gene McNeal. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Griffith died June 12 in a Louisa nursing home. Mr. Griffith was born April 12, 1901, at Blaine, a son of the late John and Rosie Dobbs Griffith. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Ray and Ivan Griffith, both of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Dovie Sparks of Ashland, a brother, Okie Griffith of Ashland, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1978

 

HAYES, Leetia

1893-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Leetia Hayes, 85 of route 4, Louisa, were conducted June 4 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hayes died Friday at the residence following a short illness. Mrs. Hayes was born January 2, 1893, at Potters, a daughter of the late Bee and Ersulia Waller Saulsbury. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Robert Hayes, died in 1972. Surviving are two sons, Robert Hayes of St. Cloud, FL and Claude Russell Hayes of San Lorenzo, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Moore of Kenova and Mrs. Elenore Myres of San Diego, Ca; a brother, Wesley Saulsbury of Ashland and five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 7, 1978

 

HORNE, Clara (Bromley)

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bromley Horne, 86, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Horne died June 16 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Horne was born October 26, 1891, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Dr. A. W. and Mary York Bromley. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Louisa chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Rainbow Division of the Veterans Association. Her husband, Melvin N. Horne, preceded her in death. Surviving is a nephew, Wayne L. Bromley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1978

 

PRESTON, Mildred (Borders)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Preston, 65, of Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Fort Gay Methodist Church by ministers Paul Mullins and Mike Chapman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died June 17 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Preston was born May 26, 1913, at Borders Chapel, a daughter of the late W. D. and Maude Preston Borders. She was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church and a former owner of the Fort Gay General Hardware Store. Surviving are her husband, Auxier Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Burns of Louisa, and Mrs. Sharon Finley of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Preston and Mrs. Lena Mae Walters, both of Ashland; two brothers, G. E. Borders of Hamilton, OH and Raymond Borders of Hitchins, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 21, 1978

 

SHANNON, Goldie Lee (McCown)

1902-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Lee Shannon, 75, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted June 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Shannon-Dutton Cemetery. Mrs. Shannon died June 20 at the residence. Mrs. Shannon was born September 25, 1902, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Floyd and Minnie Webb McCown. She was a former Lawrence County school teacher. Surviving are her husband, Andy Shannon; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Branham of Fort Gay, Mrs. Louise Parker of Louisa and Mrs. Barbara Siminton of Paintsville, four sons, Cleon Shannon of Louisa, Bill and Tom Shannon, both of Xenia, OH, and Larry Shannon at home; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Haywood of Louisa and Mrs. Gladys Ratcliff of Columbus and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1978

 

SMITH, Homer Charles

1906-1978

Funeral services for Homer Charles Smith, 72, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted June 10 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Rice Cemetery. He died June 7 in a Mt. Vernon, OH hospital. A retired farmer, he was born May 5, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Nannie Watson Smith. Mr. Smith was a native of Lawrence County and was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Clyde Smith of Columbus and Ernest Smith of Fallsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Rose Emmons, address unknown, and Mrs. Mary Smith of Louisa; two brothers, Hobert Smith of route 4, Louisa and Watson Smith of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1978

 

SPARKS, Estill Guy

1904-1978

Funeral services for Estill Guy Sparks, 74, of Webbville, were conducted June 25 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died June 23 in a Lexington nursing home. Mr. Sparks was born February 22, 1904 in Elliott County, a son of the late Billy Sparks. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are several cousins. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1978

 

SPARKS, Richmond

1891-1978

Funeral services for Richmond Sparks, 87, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted June 25 in Young Funeral Home by minister Rev. J. D. Riggs. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died June 22 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born April 16, 1891, in Elliott County, a son of the late George and Molly McComas Sparks. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner from the Yates Coal Co. His wife, Katherine Adams Sparks, died in 1964. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Versie Fannin of Columbus, Mrs. Goldie Ball of Louisa and Mrs. Geneva Wright of Wurtland; a son, Vinas Sparks of Dayton, OH, three sisters, Mrs. May Rice and Mrs. Essie Berry, both of Rush, and Mrs. Hester Rice of Grayson, a brother, Acie Sparks of Louisa; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 28, 1978

 

STEWART, Clarence T.

1890-1978

Funeral services for former Louisa merchant Clarence T. Stewart, 87, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Carter and the Rev. Don Guth. Mr. Stewart, owner of Carter's Department Store for many years, died Sunday at the residence at 407 Clay Street. His wife, Mrs. Hattie Carter Stewart died in 1966. The veteran of World War I was born  November 3, 1890 in Carter County, a son of the late Frederick M. and Louderna Berry Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Rotarian, member of VFW and American Legion. Survivors include one son, Robert L. Stewart of Louisa, one granddaughter, Vicki Stewart of Lexington and one grandson, R. L. Stewart, Jr. of Louisa and one cousin. Big Sandy News, June 14, 1978

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BLYTHE, Gertrude Louisa (Evans)

1908-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Louisa Evans Blythe, 69, of Martha, were conducted July 1 in Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by minister Homer Evans. Burial was in Elliott County Memorial Gardens at Sandy Hook, under the direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home. Mrs. Blythe died June 28. Mrs. Blythe was born October 23, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Anderson and Sophia Lyons Evans. She was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William O. Blythe, five sons, Buck Blythe of Gahanna, OH, Bob and Jim Blythe, both of Summit Station, OH, Billy Blythe of Westerville, OH and Paul Blythe of Pickerington, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Esta Keaton and Mrs. Janie Keaton of Keaton and Mrs. Phyllis Fraley of Reynoldsburg, OH; three brothers, Rupert Evans and Raymond Evans of Baltimore, MD and Kenneth Evans of Pickerington; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Strausbough of Chillicothe, OH and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

BUTLER, Greaties (Maynard)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Greaties G. Butler of Columbus were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Butler died July 21, in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Butler was born May 10, 1913 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles Maynard and Ollie Ghost Maynard. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Butler; two sons, James E. and Robert Miller, both of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Grennell of Columbus, a brother, Charles Maynard of Columbus; 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1978

 

CASTLE, Nord

1914-1978

Funeral services for Nord Castle, 61, of Ulysses, were conducted July 15 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Harold Stewart. Burial was in Castle Cemetery. Mr. Castle died July 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Castle was born January 16, 1917 at Ulysses, a son of the late Major and Florence Bell Castle. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralphael Music and Mrs. Robert Bowens, both of Ulysses, two sons, Okie and Joe Francis Castle, both of Ulysses, four sisters, Mrs. Carmie Blevins of Martin, Mrs. Arlie Scarberry of route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Mary Collier of Garrett and Mrs. Ed Scarberry of Circleville, OH, three brothers, Carl Castle of Newark, OH, Arlie Castle of route 1, Louisa, and Clell Castle of Ulysses; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 19,1978

 

CHAFFIN, William T.

1900-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, William T. Chaffin, 78, of Indianapolis, IN, were conducted Sunday, July 16, in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery, Lawrence County. Mr. Chaffin died July 13, in an Indianapolis nursing home. Mr. Chaffin was born May 20, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Nellie Young Chaffin. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Mildred Chaffin, died in 1973. Surviving are a son, William Chaffin of Boylestown, PA, a daughter, Mrs. Lenore Clowers of Indianapolis;  three brothers, Milton Chaffin of Louisa, James Harvey Chaffin of Seymour, IN and Les Chaffin of Salyersville; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1978

 

CHILDERS, Harmon

1893-1978

Funeral services for Harmon Childers, 84, of Richardson, were conducted July 21 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Childers died July 19 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Childers was born Sep 2, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hayden and Mary Borders Childers. He was retired after 35 years employment with the Chessie System. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Baptist church of Richardson, and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Martin Childers; a daughter, Miss Marie Childers at home; two sons, Clinton Childers of Ashland and Glenn Childers of Marion, OH; a brother, Frank Childers of Richardson; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1978

 

CLAY, Iona (Adams)

1902-1978

Funeral services for ex-Louisan Mrs. Iona A. Clay, 75, of Fairborn, OH, will be conducted Saturday July 8 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Clay died Monday, July 3 in Green Memorial Hospital in Fairborn. Mrs. Clay was born September 8,1 902, at Tuscola, a daughter of the late G. W. and Mary Fannin Adams. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, Denver Clay, died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Clay Arnold of Fairborn; five sisters, Mrs. Nora Reynolds of Milton, WV, Mrs. Lucille Chadwick of Louisa, Ms. Pauline Adams of Tampa, FL, Mrs. Maggie McReynolds of Melbourne, FL and Mrs. Virginia Short of Grove City, OH; a brother, James Adams of Tucson, AZ and three step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

GRIFFITH, Ray

1957-1978

Funeral services for Ray Griffith, 31, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gene McNeal and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Griffith died July 8 at the residence. Mr. Griffith was born March 23, 1947, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charlie and Clara Gambill Griffith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Griffith; two sons, Bobby Lee and Delroy Griffith, both at home; and a brother, Ivan Griffith of Blaine. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1978

 

HAWES, Nora Lee (Brown)

1894-1978

Graveside services for former Louisan Mrs. Nora Lee Brown Hawes, 84, of Milledgeville, GA, were conducted July 7 at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Mrs. Hawes died July 5 in a Milledgeville hospital. Mrs. Hawes was born June 13, 1894 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Hezekiah and Mariah Auxier Brown. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa and had resided in Milledgeville for 8 years. Her husband, Henry Hawes, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Kennedy of Atlanta, GA and Mrs. James Hall of Milledgeville and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1978

 

HINKLE, Loutie Irene (Hale)

1900-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Loutie Irene Hale Hinkle, 77 of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon, July 23 in the First United Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hinkle, mother of Mrs. Tom Gallagher, society editor for Ashland Daily Independent, died July 21 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hinkle was formerly a correspondent for the Independent. She was born August 4, 1900, in Louisa, a daughter of the late George W. and Lucretia Mellon Hale. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Louisa and its United Methodist Women, and was a past worthy matron of Louisa Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, John S. Hinkle, died in 1959. Also surviving are a son, W. T. Hinkle of Louisa; a brother, W. H. Hale of Ashland and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 26, 1978

 

MAYNARD, Mintie Alice (McKenzie)

1895-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mintie Alice Maynard, 82, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, July 5, in the Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died July 2 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Maynard was born November 3, 1895, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late John and Cora Salyers McKenzie. She was a member of the late John and Cora Salyers McKenzie. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Parks of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Cecil Holbrook and Mrs. Homer Holland, both of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Claude Lemaster of Xenia, OH; two sons, Clyde Childers and Jay M. Childers, both of route 2, Louisa; a brother, Jessie McKenzie of route 2, Louisa; 29 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

McGLOTHLIN, Cora

1896-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Miss Cora McGlothlin, 82, of Catlettsburg, were conducted July 7 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. D.L. Payton. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Miss McGlothlin died July 4 at the residence following a brief illness. Miss McGlothlin was born March 1, 1896 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George W. and Janet Preston McGlothlin. She was a retired office manager for the Catlettsburg Agriculture Stabilization and Land Conservation office, a member of the First United Methodist church of Catlettsburg, and the W.S.C.S. She was a charter member of the Catlettsburg Chatfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star and past matron of the Davis Chapter, old Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Margaret Wintor of Huntington, Mrs. C. G. Tolley of San Diego, CA, and Mrs. Geraldine Cunha of San Francisco. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1978

 

MULLINS, Arnold

1916-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Arnold Mullins, 61, of Flatwoods, were conducted July 2, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. He died June 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. A lumber inspector with Koppers Co., he was born November 12, 1916 at Fallsburg, a son of the late Ransom Mullins and Eva Boggs Mullins. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Mavity Freewill Baptist Church; past master of Apperson Lodge 1995 FAM of Louisa and past high priest of Louisa Chapter 95 RAM. Mr. Mullins was married to Gladys Webb Mullins 38 years. Additional survivors include one son Jim Mullins of Louisa; three sisters, Lucille Savage and Betty Robinson both of Ashland, Mary Bowman of Ironton; five brothers, Harris Mullins, Hilliard, OH, Claude Mullins and David Mullins of Catlettsburg, and Robert Mullins of Flatwoods, and one grandson. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

ROSE, Dova (Bradley)

1905-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Dova Rose, 72, of Columbus are 1 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home, 1346 South High Street, Columbus by the Rev. William L. Snider. Burial will be in Glen Rest Cemetery, Columbus. Mrs. Rose died July 4 in Mercy Hospital, Columbus. She was born December 21, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James M. and Laura Adkins Bradley. Survivors include her husband, Willis Rose; a son, Bradley Rose of Grove City, OH; three grandsons; four brothers, Milton Bradley, of Ashland, Glenn and Charles Bradley of Louisa, Randall Bradley of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Mae Holbrook of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

SALYERS, Cynthia (Castle)

1899-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Salyers, 78, of Louisa were conducted Monday, July 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died July 14, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyers was born September 19, 1899, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Castle. Her husband, Wayne Salyers, died in 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Cyrus  and Mrs. Wayne Hampton, both of Louisa, Mrs. George Potter of Toledo, OH and Mrs. Robert H. Shaw, Jr., of Columbus; three sons, Ernest Salyers of Fort Walton, FL, John B. Salyers of Huntsville, AL and James Salyers of route 4, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. hazel Varble of Martin; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1978

 

SHORT, W. R. (Bill)

1904-1978

Funeral services for W. R. (Bill) Short, Louisa postal worker 48 years were conducted July 15 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Short died July 13, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Short was born July 15, 1904, in Lawrence county, a son of the late John Franklin and Lucinda O'Brien Short. He was a letter carrier for the Louisa Post Office for 48 years, operated Moore's Grocery for several years and was a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM and of the IOOF of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Moore Short; a son, Billy Short of Louisa; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Lakin of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Edison Yetter of Zanesville, OH and Mrs. James Billups of South Point, OH; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Carter of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 19, 1978

 

SLOAS, Nettie (McDavid)

1889-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie M. Sloas, 88, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted July 7 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Burial was in McDavid Cemetery. Mrs. Sloas died July 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Sloas was born August 26, 1889, at Willard, a daughter of the late W. A. and Rebecca Pennington McDavid. Her husband, Jesse Sloas, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Forrest E. Sloas of Walceman, OH and James Harold Sloas of route 1 Webbville; a brother, Everett McDavid of route 1 Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Ora Adams of Ashland; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 12, 1978

 

 

THOMPSON, Goldie (Sammons)

1904-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Thompson, 73, of Fort Gay were conducted July 1 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cavens. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born June 30,1 904, at Kermit, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Stepp Sammons. Surviving are her husband, Thomas D. Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia M. Damron of Almont, MI; four sons, Robert M. Thompson of Fort Gay, Jack M. Thompson of Worthington, Don C. Thompson of McColl, SC and Elmer Lee Thompson of Sumpter, SC; a sister, Mrs. Iola Browning of Holden, WV; a brother, Carlos Sammons of Sumpter; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 6, 1978

 

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BELLAMY, Lola Marie (Vanhorn)

1908-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Marie Bellamy, 70, of route 2, Catlettsburg, will be conducted Thursday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Bellamy died August 14, in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Bellamy was born January 28, 1908, at Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Bernie Franklin Vanhorn and Margaret Kinner Vanhorn. Survivors include her husband, Robert M. Bellamy; two daughters, Mrs. John Reinhardt of Aiken, SC, Mrs. Thomas W. Vance of route 2, Catlettsburg; one son, Robert V. Bellamy of route 2, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Dudley G. Hall of route 2, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Laban Shivel of route 2 Catlettsburg; one brother, Dennis K. Vanhorn of route 2 Catlettsburg; five grandchildren. Mrs. Bellamy was retired from the Wayne County School System, Lawrence County School System, a member of the United Methodist Church, OES Lodge No. 567, Greenhill and a Kentucky Colonel. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

BILLUPS, Raymond J.

1892-1978

Funeral services for Raymond J. Billups, 85, Fort Gay, were conducted August 10, at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Billups was born May 25, 1892, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Sarah Richardson Billups. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was retired after 30 years employment with the Erie and Lackawanna Railroad Co. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arlene Crutcher of Huntington, Mrs. Patty Saunders of Columbus and Mrs. Naomi Clemick of Orange, CA; two sons, Raymond Burgess Billups of Salem, VA, and Heath Billups of Sacramento, CA; two brothers, Ransey and Paul Billups, both of Fort Gay and three sisters, Mrs. Edna Spain and Mrs. Marie Loar both of Virginia and Mrs. Adrene Robinette of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

BRADLEY, James Glenn

1914-1978

Funeral services for James Glenn Bradley, 64, of route 1, Louisa, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes, Rev. Fred VanHorn and the Rev. Truman Evans. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Mr. Bradley, who operated Bradley's Grocery in Smokey Valley for 15 years, died Monday, August 7 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Bradley was in the grocery business with his brother, the late Edgar Bradley in Louisa for 20 years. Mr. Bradley was also a well-known gospel singer throughout the area. He was born June 30, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James N. and Laura Adkins Bradley, and was a member and deacon of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ivory Hayes Bradley; three daughters, Mrs. James (Linda) Boggs and Mrs. Johnny (Glenna) Boggs of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Whitt of Circleville, OH; three brothers, Charles D. Bradley of Louisa, Milton Bradley of Ashland, and Randall Bradley of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. May Holbrook of Louisa and six grandsons, Glenn, Jimmy and Joey Boggs of Louisa, Allen, David and Brent Whitt of Circleville, OH. Big Sandy news, August 9, 1978

 

BURRIS, Allen Leslie

1898-1978

Funeral services for Allen Leslie Burris, 79, of Louisa, were conducted August 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Woodrow Brumfield. Burial was in Smith cemetery at Coleman, WV. Mr. Burris died August 19 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Burris was born November 7, 1898 at Buchanan, a son of the late George and Laura Kendrick T. Burris. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Hazlett of Huntington and Mrs. Clara Smith of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1978

 

CAIN, Chester

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Chester Cain, 66, of Cincinnati, were conducted August 2 in that Ohio city with burial there. Mr. Cain, manager of Gurkhardt's clothing store in Cincinnati, died suddenly at the residence July 30. The previous night he won first prize in a country club Hawaiian luau dancing contest. He was a native of Kentucky, World War II veteran and a member of the Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge No. 20 F & AM. Surviving include his wife, Lee Cain, Cincinnati Post garden writer, a daughter, Carol Ann Holiday, a son Charles C. Cain, a brother Herbert Cain and an uncle Fred Cain of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1978

 

CARTER, Fabian

Funeral services for Fabian Carter, 10, who was beat to death after being sexually molested last week in Chicago, IL were conducted Saturday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. The youth was found dead on a river bank July 24 in Chicago by police. The incident, according to police, occurred three days earlier and the boy friend of the slain youth's mother, Margaret Carter of Chicago..... in the incident. Additional survivors include his grandfather, Earl Carter of Buchanan, route 2, Catlettsburg; one brother, Jeff Adams of Columbus and the great grandfather Hobart Carter of Star Route Louisa. He was born January 2, 1967 in Chicago. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

CHAFFIN, Shade Raymond

1907-1978

Funeral services for Shade Raymond Chaffin, 71, of Louisa Star Route were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Bradley Gap Church. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died July 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born July 28, 1907 in Mercer County, VA and was a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Pennington Chaffin; five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Carter of Beckley, WV, Mrs. Harold Childers, Mrs. John Cook of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. John Pfost of route 1, Louisa, and Miss Pamela Chaffin, at home; two sons, Shade R. Chaffin, III of route 3, Louisa and Robert Chaffin with the U. S. Air Force in Alaska; two brothers, J. T. Chaffin of route 1, Webbville and Lloyd K. Chaffin of Columbus and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

CORDLE, Blanche F.

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche F. Cordle, 60, of West Jefferson, OH were conducted July 25 in Jerry Spears Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson. Mrs. Cordle an employee of North American Rockwell for 25 years died suddenly July 22 at the residence. Survivors include her husband, Cyrus F. Cordle, a former Lawrence Countian, the following children and step children: Charles G. Santee of Fort Hood, TX, Dorsel Santee, Jr. of Columbus, Mrs. Franklin (Lavonne) Muncy of Gainesville, GA, Ronald E. Cordle of route 1, Louisa and Donald Cordle or West Jefferson. She was a sister in law of Kathleen Cordle of route 1. Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

COX, Sonya

1978-1978

Graveside rites for infant Sonya Cox, daughter of Everett Lee and Karen Elizabeth Nelson Cox, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 12 at Preece Cemetery by the Rev. Vernon Barker. She was dead at birth August 10, in Louisa Community Hospital. Additional survivors are a brother, Everett Lee Cox, Jr., at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Nelson of route 1, Louisa and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nolda Cox of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

DIAMOND, Earl Brumley

1901-1978

Funeral services for Earl B. Diamond, 77, of route 3, Florence, AL, were conducted August 15 in Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Elmer Moore and the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died August 13 in a Florence hospital. Mr. Diamond was born June 7,1 901 at Louisa, a son of Milton Diamond. He married Levisa Moore Diamond. Survivors include two sons, Ray B. Diamond of Florence, Fred D. Diamond of Hopewell, VA; one sister, Mrs. Lucy D. Robinson of Borhan, TX and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

DOOLEY, Zella (Hayes)

1912-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Zella Dooley, 66, of Mechanicsburg, OH, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday August 16 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Sturgill McCarty. Burial was to be in Hayes Cemetery. Mrs. Dooley died August 12 at a Mechanicsburg hospital. Mrs. Dooley was born June 30, 1912 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Dave Al Hayes and the late Eliza Moore Hayes. Survivors include her husband, Dewey Dooley; one daughter, Mrs. Darlene Smith of Urbana, OH; four sons, Darvis E. Dooley of Erwin, OH, Fred L. Dooley of Springfield, OH, Donald Dooley and Ronald Dooley both of Erwin; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Stewart and Mrs. Eilene Field, both of Columbus, Mrs. Dorothy Pearl Meadows of Michigan and Mrs. Maxine Tudor of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Woodrow Hayes, Elmer Hayes  and Paul D. Hayes, all of Columbus; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

EVANS, Ralph Donald, Jr.

Funeral services for two year old Ralph Donald Evans, Jr. of the Buffalo Horn area, who drowned accidentally Saturday, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Temple Bell Church, Martin County. Burial was in Short Cemetery. The youngster, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Moore of route 5, Louisa, drowned in a well that was being dug near the residence of his grandparents. Martin County coroner Jay Hinkle conducted a hearing and ruled the death was accidental. He is survived by his parents, formerly of Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

GARTIN, Steven H.

1955-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native Steven H. Gartin, 23, of Flatwoods, who was killed August 6, in a motorcycle-auto mishap, were conducted August 10 in Carman Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Copley. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Gartin was born June 3, 1955 at Louisa, a son of Bill H. Gartin of Flatwoods and Doris A. Carter Abrams of Lloyd. He was a self-employed contractor. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Karen A. Gartin, a daughter, Miss Angela Dawn Gartin at home; and two brothers, Larry P. Gartin of Flatwoods and Timothy W. Gartin of Lloyd. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

GOBLE, Lewis

1896-1978

Funeral services for Martin County native, Lewis Goble, 82, of Columbus were conducted August 13 in Columbus with burial there. The brother of Willie Goble of Louisa was born May 11, 1896 at Inez, a son of the late Sack and Elizabeth Goble. He was a coal miner and preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Estabelle Goble. He died August 10 in a Lancaster, OH nursing home. Additional survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mida Dotson and Mrs. Jean Butterworth, both of Columbus, Mrs. Gladys Walters of Grove City, OH and Ms. Thelma Chifos of Dayton, OH; three sons, David and Billie Goble both of Columbus, and Bennie Goble of Mississippi, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

HINSEY, Evelyn (Caperton)

1921-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native, Mrs. Evelyn Hinsey, 57, of Cleveland, were conducted Sunday afternoon, August 6 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hinsey died August 3 in Cleveland. Her husband, William Hinsey died in 973. Mrs. Hinsey was born May 30, 1921 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Grover C. and Minerva Marcum Caperton. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frankie Pelfrey of Tampa, FL, three brothers, Berlin Caperton of Dayton, OH, Jack Caperton of Columbus and Tommy Caperton of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1978

 

HOWARD, Preston

1898-1978

Funeral services for Preston Howard, Sr., 79 of Chattaroy, WV were conducted August 11 in the Wolf Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Rise Cemetery. He died August 7 in a Williamson, WV hospital and was the father of Mrs. Evelyn Banfield of Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, four sons and another daughter. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

JUSTICE, Dona (Cantrell)

1901-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Dona Justice, 77, of Blaine, were conducted August 19 in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery at Lane. Mrs. Justice died August 17 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Justice was born June 15, 1901, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Ison and Mary Margaret Skaggs Cantrell. Surviving are her husband, Hobert Justice; three daughters, Mrs. Lydia Russell of Marion, OH, Mrs. Nola Mae Moore of Columbus, Mrs. Willie McCoy of Grayson; two sons, Lawrence Justice of Blaine and David Justice at home; a brother, Pilot Cantrell of Blaine; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, August 23, 1978

 

KLAYCAR, Anton

Graveside services for Anton Klaycar, 91, of Louisa were conducted Monday August 28 in Isaac Park Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Klaycar died August 24 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1978

 

LAVENDER, Pansy (Price)

1914-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Pansy (Pat) Price Lavender, 63, of Prestonsburg, were conducted August 5 in Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg by minister Bill Wells. Burial was in Tom Price family cemetery at River. Mrs. Lavender died August 3 in Highlands Regional Medical center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Lavender was born October 14, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Annie Meade Price. Surviving are three sons, Gary and Leo D. Lavender, both of Richlands, VA and Jack D. Lavender of Hager Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Mae Vargo of River and Mrs. Wray Belle Ratliff of Tampa, FL; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1978

 

MARCUM, Shirley (Branham)

1889-1978

Funeral services for Shirley Branham Marcum, 79, route 5, Louisa, will be held Wednesday, August 16, at 1 p.m. in the Friendship Church, Martin County, by Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial will be in Lawrence County. Mrs. Marcum died August 13 enroute to Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Marcum was born January 5, 1889 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Rev. Ballard and Katie Maynard Branham. She was a member of the Friendship Church. Survivors include her husband, Everett Marcum, route 5, Louisa, two sons, Homer Marcum of route 5, Louisa, and Earsel Marcum of Fort Gay, and one daughter, Ethel Marcum at home; five brothers, Rev. Strother Branham, Rev. Sammie Branham and Taylor Branham, all of route 5, Louisa, Gilbert Branham of South Williamson, WV, and Owen Branham of Garrison, KY; one sister, Bessie Belcher of Warrion, OH, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Callihan Funeral Home in Inez is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

MAYNARD, Herbert

1907-1978

Funeral services for Herbert Maynard, 71, of Louisa, were conducted August 17 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Sammie Branham and Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died August 14 in Kings' Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born January 2, 1907, at Georges Creek, a son of the late John and Nora Preston Maynard. He was a general laborer for the Dickey Grabler Co.. Surviving are his wife, Mary Sammons Maynard; 10 daughters, Mrs. Mary Ray of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Kay Mangus of New Brunswick, OH, Mrs. Bessie McClellan of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Nora Melvin of Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Ratcliff, Mrs. Nancy McKinney and Mrs. Calista May, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Helen Pope and Mrs. Loretta Radawiec, both of Cleveland; 8 sons, Eddie Maynard, address unknown, Roy Maynard of Mt. Sterling, Billie Maynard of Catlettsburg, Donald Ratcliff, Jack Ratcliff and Thomas Ratcliff, all of Cleveland, Mose Ratcliff of Louisa and Lacie Ratcliff with the U. S. Army; two sisters, Evelyn Smith of Logan, WV and Mary Ellen Stansbury of Catlettsburg; and a brother, Johnny Maynard, address unknown. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1978

 

MCGUIRE, George R.

1903-1978

Funeral services for George R. McGuire, 75, Ashland, were conducted August 10 at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. McGuire died August 8, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. McGuire was born May 1, 1903, at Louisa, a son of the late Nicholas and Lucinda Clarkson McGuire Carter. He was a retired turn dispatcher for the Chessie System, had resided most of his life in Ashland, was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Dispatcher. He also sponsored the Old Timers Baseball game for the benefit of the Ramey Children's Home. Surviving are his wife, Neva Blankenship McGuire, his step father, Henry Carter of Ashland, three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Pruitt, Mrs. Marilyn Wells and Mrs. Neva Gibbs, all of Ashland; a son, George R. McGuire, Jr.,  of Ashland; three brothers, Nick McGuire of Ironton, Raymond Carter of Orlando, FL and Stanley Carter of Ashland; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael Wells, Lewis Wells, Jr., Charles McGuire, Nick McGuire, Mike Dunaway and Wayne Foody. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

MEADE, Lon

1895-1978

Funeral services for Lon Meade, 83, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted August 26 in Young Funeral Home by Kimball Copley, minister. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Mr. Meade died August 23. Mr. Meade was born April 3, 1895, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Jemima Stacy Meade. He was a retired miner with the Hellier Coal Co. and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Frasher Meade, four daughters, Mrs. Virginia parsley and Mrs. Wanda Pauley, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Rose Devaney and Mrs. Paige Hutchinson, both of Liberty, MO; two sons, Theron Frasher of Pittsboro, IN and Carl Hutchinson of Fort Gay and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 30,1978

 

MEREDITH, Roy

1892-1978

Funeral services for Roy Meredith, 85, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, August 6, in the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was in Meredith Cemetery. Mr. Meredith died August 4 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Meredith was born October 8,1 892, at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late William David and Alice Wellman Meredith. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Elva Wellman Meredith died in 1968. Surviving are  two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Black of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Roberta Dishman of Taylor, MI; a son, Clyde B. Meredith of Lincoln Park, MI, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Crabtree and Mrs. Lucy Skeens, both of route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Nan Johnson of Prichard; two brothers, Beverly and Everett Meredith both of route 1, Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1978

 

PAULEY, Ona O. (Thompson)

1891-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ona O. Pauley, 87, of Fort Gay, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Young Funeral Home by minister Don Porter. Burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery. Mrs. Pauley died August 13 at 11 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born June 12, 1891, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Marion F. Thompson and Mary F. Thompson. Her husband, William Pauley died in 1956. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Osa Maye of Huntington, Mrs. Lucille Thompson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Ethel Lloyd of Cleveland, OH; three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 16, 1978

 

PRESTON, Edgar

1881-1978

Funeral services for Edgar Preston, 97, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 11 in the Charley Freewill Baptist Church by minister Bruce Daniel. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Preston died August 8 at the residence. Mr. Preston was born July 25, 1881, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Judge and Amanda Spriggs Preston, He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Dixon Preston, three daughters, Mrs. Opal Pearl Pack of Saint Paris, OH, Mrs. Genevera Borgwardt of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mrs. Sylvia Savage of route 1, Louisa; a son, James E. Preston of Tipp City, OH; a brother, Jay Preston of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, August 16, 1978

 

SHANNON, Andrew L.

1898-1978

Funeral services for Andrew L. Shannon, 80, of Louisa, were conducted August 19, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Shannon died August 16. Mr. Shannon was born December 11, 1898 in Louisa, a son of the late Thomas and Minerva Wilson Shannon. He was a retired employee of the state Department of Highways. His wife, Goldia McCown Shannon, died in June. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen Branham of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Louise Parker of Louisa and Mrs. Barbara Siminton of Paintsville; four sons, Cleon Shannon of Louisa, Bill C. Shannon and Tom Shannon both of Xenia, OH and Larry Shannon at home; and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 23, 1978

 

SUBLETT, Gypsie (Sparks)

1895-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Gypsie Sublett, 82, of Louisa were conducted Monday, August 7, in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was i Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Sublett died August 4, Mrs. Sublett was born November 21, 1895, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Hugh Sparks and Virginia Chaffins Sparks. Her husband, Dave, died 16 years ago. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are three sisters, Hattie Diamond of Star Route, Louisa, Martha Reuss of Beverly, OH, and Ethel Slater of South Williamson, KY; two brothers, Charlie Sparks of Marion, OH and George Sparks of Scarbro, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 9, 1978

 

THOMPSON, Bill

1887-1978

Funeral services for Bill Thompson, 91, of Fort Gay, were conducted July 27 in Wilson Chapel Church with burial in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died July 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born March 13, 1887, on route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late George and Charlotte Frazier Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Thompson; four daughters, Rosa Bell Caudill and Tennie Vanhoose, both of Columbus, OH, Rhoda Ann Foster of Jacksonville, FL and Georgia Moore of Crum; four sons, Lawrence, Olin and Jimmy, all of Fort Gay and Joe Thompson of Columbus; a brother, James Thompson of Indianapolis, IN; 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

TRIPLETT, Jasper, Jr.

1944-1978

Funeral services for Jasper Triplett, Jr., 33, of route 1 Webbville, were conducted July 30 by Webb Chapel Church by ministers Acie Adams and Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery at route 1, Webbville. Mr. Triplett died July 28 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Triplett was born December 23, 1944 in Columbus, a son of Mrs. Fanny Keaton Triplett of route 1, Webbville and the late Jasper Triplett. Surviving in addition to the mother are his wife, Mrs. Patty Wilson Triplett; two daughters, Fanny and Angela Renee Triplett, both at home; a son, Jasper Glen Triplett, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Wanda Thompson of Blaine, Mrs. Trudy Spillman and Mrs. Connie Triplett, both of Webbville, Mrs. Carolyn Jobe of Columbus, Mrs. Janet Waugh of Galloway, OH, and Mrs. Linda Waugh of Minford, OH; two brothers, Danny and Troy Triplett, both of Webbville, Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

WELLMAN, Mildred Pauline

1918-1978

Funeral services for Miss Mildred Pauline Wellman were conducted Tuesday morning in the Christian Church. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Wellman died July 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. Miss Wellman was born March 24, 1918 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Charter B. Wellman and Mrs. Oella Robinson Wellman. Surviving include three nieces, Mrs. Sam Patton and Mrs. John Burton both of Louisa and Mrs. William Kennedy of Lexington. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

 

WHEELER, Chester C.

1895-1978

Funeral services for Chester C. Wheeler, 83, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 29 in the Old Hood United Baptist Church by Elders Jarrett Cordell and Florida Lyons. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler died August 26 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born August 12, 1895 at Blaine, a son of the late William and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church for 60 years, a deacon of the church for 25 years, a Kentucky Colonel, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Craft Wheeler; three daughters, Misses Pearleen, Wanda Lee and Lorene Wheeler, all of Blaine; five sons, Leonard Wheeler of Ashland, Arthur and Elva Wheeler, both of Blaine, and Virgil Paul and Freeman J. Wheeler, both of Columbus; a foster son, Morton Wheeler of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 30, 1978

 

WORKMAN, John

1896-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native John Workman, 82, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday afternoon, July 31 in the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Frank Wallace, the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery. Mr. Workman died July 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Workman was born March 13, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James Chilton and Mary Moore Workman. He was a retied C & O Railroad employee. Surviving are his wife, Lilly Hampton Workman; six daughters, Mrs. Nellie Thompson and Mrs. Juanita Mae Johns, both of Louisa, Mrs. Mary Louise Justice of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Thelma Zag of Columbus, Mrs. Hazel Lee Dobson of Bloomingdale, GA and Mrs. Wilma Ruth Douglas of Tollesboro; two sons, Claude Workman of Ashland and Samuel J. Workman of route 2, Catlettsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Lona Wallace and Mrs. Goldie Maynard, both of Huntington, Mrs. Dovie Shortridge of Winchester and Mrs. Lowernee Richardson of Kenova; three brothers, James Workman of Catlettsburg, Charlie Workman of Kenova and Junior Robertson Workman of Prichard; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 2, 1978

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ALLEN, Albert

1907-1978

A former Winchester, KY radiologist, who came to Louisa every Saturday earlier in his career, Albert L. Allen, MD, died August 25 at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. The 72 year old former chief medical officer for the TVA Muscle Shoals was buried September 3 in Florence, SC. Dr. Allen practiced at the old Louisa General Hospital, driving to Louisa each Saturday from his home in Winchester. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Winn Allen; two brothers, the Rev. Marion Allen, Lawrence, KS and Louis Allen of Greer, SC; two sisters, Miss Josephine Allen, Greenville, SC and Miss Jessie Allen, Silver Springs, MD. Dr. Allen,  a retired radiologist of Winchester, was born at Spartanburg, SC, May 6, 1907. He receive his medical degree at the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston, served his residency in radiology at Duke University and pursued further study in tropical medicine at the University of Liverpool in England. He was named a fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and served as a volunteer in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Great Britain and was stationed in India. When the United States entered World War II, he transferred to the United States Army and served in China until his discharge at the end of the war. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and was a member of the medical societies of West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. He was also a member of the Southern and American medical associations, American College or Radiology and other medical groups. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

 

BLEVINS, Ellis Hobson

1902-1978

Funeral services for Ellis Hobson Blevins, 76, of Webbville, were conducted Monday, September 11 in Malone Funeral Home at Grayson by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Blevins died September 8 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Blevins was born June 11, 1902, at Blevins, a son of the late Thomas and Matilda Gambill Blevins. He was a retired field superintendent. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vesta Blevins, four sons, Farrell Blevins of Blaine and Darrell Blevins, Lloyd Blevins and Raymond Blevins, all of Webbville, a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Pack of Waynesville; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1978

 

CROLEY, Maude (Bray)

1893-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Croley, 84, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Salem Cemetery at Beaver, OH. Mrs. Croley died September 9 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was the widow of Enoch Croley who died in 1943. Mrs. Croley was born October 7,1 893 at Whitley County, KY, daughter of the late Pete and Mandy Bray. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Little of Blaine, Mrs. Robertine Little of Lemont, IL and Mrs. Maggie Simms of Toledo, OH; one son, Enoch Croley of Buena Park, CA; one step daughter, Mrs. Bessie Day of Dayton, OH, 22 grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1978

 

DIAMOND, Miles K.

1890-1978

Funeral services for Miles K. Diamond, 87, of Louisa, were conducted Monday, September 11 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died September 9 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born December 28, 1890, in Magoffin County, a son of the late Robert and Jane Hacker Diamond. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mollie Young Diamond; a daughter, Mrs. Junior Jobe of Louisa; two sons, Elmer Diamond of Webbville and Eldon Diamond of Louisa; four sisters, a brother, and 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 13, 1978

 

GREEN, Stella (Waggoner)

1900-1978

Funeral service for Mrs. Stella Green, 78, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Sunday, September 3 at the Willard Christian Church by the Rev. Claude Sexton. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Mrs. Green died August 31. Mrs. Green was born July 30, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Lucinda Kinester Waggoner. Surviving are her husband, Beecher Green, four daughters, Misses Dorothy, Irene and Alice Green, and Mrs. Thelma Smith, all of Webbville; two half-brothers, Jake Waggoner of Olive Hill and Charles Waggoner of Texas; five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

 

HARRIS, Freddie Dean

Funeral services for Freddie Dean Harris, 26, Louisa construction worker, who drowned accidentally in the Little Sandy River, were conducted Sunday, September 3 at Campbellsville, KY. Greenup County Coroner Herb Greene ruled that the drowning which took place May 14, was accidental. No autopsy was performed. Harris had been missing since May 14, when police discovered his car in the river, near the Argillite bridge on KY 1. His body was recovered after a local fisherman, Randy Grubb, found it and called police. An autopsy was not conducted because Harris' s body was too badly decomposed to be analyzed accurately, Greene said. He added that "there is no question" among Kentucky State Police investigators and Harris' family "that it was an accidental drowning". "We could have sent it (the body) to Louisville, but the family didn't particularly want to go through with it," Greene said. "They were fairly well satisfied with the ruling by the authorities." Police believe Harris drowned after his car left the road near the bridge at a high rate of speed and plunged into the river. When police retrieved the vehicle from the river, the doors were shut and windows closed and intact, leading to some uncertainty about how Harris got out of the car. Big Sandy News. September 6, 1978

 

HENSLEY, Dewey

1902-1978

Funeral services for Dewey Hensley, 76, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted September 21 in Smith Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Luther Parker. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery. Mr. Hensley died September 19. Mr. Hensley was born March 16, 1902, at Webbville, a son of the late Martin Lee and Winnie Risner Hensley. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Allen Hensley; six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hodge of Columbus, Mrs. Harold Caudill and Mrs. R. C. Moore both of Louisa, Mrs. Donald Mulkey of Grayson, Mrs. William Weathers of Martinez, GA and Mrs. L. B. Blevins of Webbville; a son, Dewey Hensley, Jr., of Greenville, OH; a sister, Mrs. Earl McKinney of Ashland; two brothers, Russell and Woodrow Hensley, both of Ashland; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 27,1 978

 

JORDAN, William A.

1892-1978

Funeral services for William A. Jordan, 86, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted  September 15, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery. Mr. Jordan died September 13 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Jordan was born February 28, 1892 at Blaine, a son of the late Ben and Romaine Cornutte Jordan. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Adams Jordan, three daughters, Mrs. Martha Wright, Mrs. Ruth Blevins, both of Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Elmer Blevins of Midway, OH; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Mae Frazier of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Minerva Adkins of Louisa, Mrs. Goldie Pearman of Greenfield, IN, Mrs. Lorna Etchinson of Cincinnati and Mrs. Jane DeStephano of Norwood, OH; three sisters, Mary of Lucasville and Mrs. Lillie Chaffin and Erma, both of Columbus and a brother, Ben Jordan of Columbus. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

KEYES, Claude W.

Funeral services for Claude W. Keyes, 70, of Ashland, were conducted August 31 in the Willard Wesleyan Church with burial in Carter County Memory Gardens. Rev. Keyes, who was the widower of Eleanor Keyes, died August 28 in a Winchester, KY nursing home. Local survivors include a son, Daniel Keyes of Louisa and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Stoess and Mrs. Mariam Lewis, both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

 

KITCHEN, Effie (Wright)

1902-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Wright Kitchen, 76, of Louisa were conducted Monday, September 18, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the Kitchen Cemetery. Mrs. Kitchen died September 16, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kitchen was born September 16, 1902, at Gladys, a daughter of the late Marion and Minnie Roberts Wright. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Kitchen, a daughter, Mrs. Hassell Hunnicutt of New Albany, OH, three sons, Billy Kitchen of Catlettsburg, Milton Kitchen of Crum, WV and Happy Ray Kitchen of South Ben, IN; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

LYONS, Della (Boyd)

1894-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Bowens Lyons, 85, of Lowmansville, were conducted September 17 in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church by the Rev. Ervin Preston. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. Lyons died September 15 in Castle Fork Nursing Home in Johnson County following an extended illness. Mrs. Lyons was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Julia Brown Boyd. Her husband, George Lyons, died in 1968. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

MOORE, W. T.

1911-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native, W. T. Moore, 67, of Utica, OH, were conducted September 18 in the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church  with burial in that Ohio Cemetery. Mr. Moore died September 15, at the residence. He was born April 23, 1911, in Louisa, KY, to the late John W. and Suehy (Rose) Moore. He was a retired fence builder, farmer and member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Grathel Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Ernest of Mount Vernon and Mrs. Peggy Latham of Utica; two sons, John Moore of Groveport and Rick Moore of Mount Vernon; one brother, Forest Moore of Circleville; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Wheeler of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Jettie Arrington and Mrs. Mildred Davis both of Columbus and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 27, 1978

 

PARSONS, Luther

1920-1978

Funeral services for Luther Parsons, 57, of Webbville, were conducted Tuesday, September 19 in Smith Chapel Church. Burial was in Smith Cemetery. Mr. Parsons died September 15 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Parsons was born November 10, 1920, at Hitchins, a son of the late William and Leava Messer Parsons. He was a construction contractor and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Kitchen Parsons; a son, James William Parsons of Webbville, two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Marcum of Webbville and Mrs. Juda Sparks of Grayson; two brothers, Willis Parsons of Ashland and Hurdie Parsons of Tennessee; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Bowling of Ashland, Mrs. Katherine West of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Chloe Lucas of Columbus ad Maxine Ashford of Chicago and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

PRESTON, Walter

1889-1978

Funeral services for Walter Preston, 89, of Louisa, were conducted September 1, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Preston died August 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Preston was born March 20, 1889, at Whitehouse, a son of the late Elliott and Belle Ward Preston. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dove Preston, a daughter, Mrs. I.V. Cunningham of Hurricane, WV; three sons, Paul D. Preston of San Diego, CA, Walter Preston, Jr. of Charleston, WV, and Edd Preston of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Chapman of Mutual, OH, Mrs. Ina Austin and Mrs. Herman Hayes, both of Huntington, a brother, J. H. Preston of route 1, Louisa; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

 

ROBINSON, Elizabeth Ann (Compton)

1920-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Robinson, 58, of Louisa, were conducted September 13 in Louisa First Baptist Church by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died suddenly September 11 at Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Robinson was born March 22, 1920, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Leonard and Shirley Vincent Compton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Brenda Ann Robinson at home; a son, George Leonard Robinson, of Louisa; three brothers, Ronald Compton of Fort Pierce, FL and Jim Frank Compton and Leonard Vincent Compton both of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

THOMPSON, Minnie Pearl (Rose)

1915-1978

Funeral services for Minnie Pearl Rose Thompson, 63, 504 Pike Street, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, September 5, in the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born April 3, 1915, at Mattie, a daughter of the late Drew and Martha Brown Rose. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Monroe Thompson, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Cantrell, and Mrs. Gypsie Jones, both of Delaware, OH, and Mrs. Betty Faye Knaff, Kilburn, OH; two sons, Bob Thompson, Jacksonville, FL and Sammie Thompson, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Bolhen, Columbus and Mrs. Martha Sue Green, Louisa; three brothers, Erbie Rose, Louisa, John and Jim Rose, both of Columbus, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

 

WHEELER, TIP

 1893-1978

Funeral services for Tip Wheeler, 85, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted September 17, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Willie Moore. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler died September 15. Graveside rites were conducted by the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F &AM. Mr. Wheeler was born March 30, 1893, at Blaine, a son of the late Malachi and Rodia Ball Wheeler. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tennie Skaggs Wheeler; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Copley of Louisa and Mrs. Arthur Blankenship of route 3, Louisa; two sons, Ray Wheeler of route 3, Louisa and Russell Wheeler of Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Dock Pigman of route 4 Louisa and Mrs. Luther Young of Wheelersburg, OH; three brothers, Tom Wheeler of Blaine, Jake Wheeler of Louisa and Morgan Wheeler of Columbus; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 20, 1978

 

WRIGHT, A. W.

1910-1978

Funeral services for Dr. A. W. Wright, 67, Louisa physician for 30 years, were conducted Sunday, September 3, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Wright family cemetery at Blaine, Dr. Wright died at 5:35 a.m. September 2 in a Huntington hospital following a brief illness. Dr. Wright was born November 5, 1910 in Barnrock, a son of the late John C. and Mary Fyffe Wright. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the Louisa First Baptist Church. He was a captain in the U. S. Army medical corps during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Evans Wright; two sons, John Wright of New Bern, NC and Brad Wright of Blaine and 5 grandchildren, Big Sandy News, September 6, 1978

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ALLEY, Thomas A.

1904-1978

Funeral services for ex-Louisan Thomas Alley, 74, of Pauley Addition, Pikeville were conducted October 11 in Justice Chapel by the Rev. James W. Seal. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Mr. Alley died October 9 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. He was born July 11, 1904, in Pike County, a son of the late Luke S. and Angeline Smith Alley. Mr. Alley moved to Louisa five years later to reside until manhood. He was a retired Service Foreman for the Inplant Department of South Central Bell Telephone Co. He was a member of First Christian Church of Pikeville, Thomas C. Cecil Lodge No. 375 F & AM, Pikeville Chapter 133, Pikeville Commandary 45, and Pikeville Council 96, Anno O. Young Chapter 28, Easter Star, El Hasa Temple in Ashland, and the Telephone Pioneers of Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, former Louisa teacher, Bernice H. Hickman Alley; a brother, Lester L. Alley of Louisa and five sisters, Esther Adkins of Branchland, WV, Cosby Pfost of Shelbyville, KY, Bennie A. Fugate of Louisa, Grace Diamond of Columbus and Willa Francis Thompson, State Road, NC. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1978

 

BOGGS, Russell Leslie (Buck)

1920-1978

Funeral services for Russell Leslie (Buck) Boggs, 58, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted October 5 at the Dry Fork Community Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died October 2. Mr. Boggs was born September 21, 1920, at Webbville, a son of the late Stephen and Rhoda Phipps Boggs. He was a minister of the Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oneda Jewell Dixon; two sons, Stephen Boggs of Columbus and Richard Boggs of Ashville, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Young of Columbus; two brothers, Virgil Boggs of Milton, WV and Garnett Boggs of Greenup; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1978

 

CAMPBELL, Elsie (Meade)

1894-1978

Funeral services for Mrs., Elsie Meade Campbell, 84, of Rt. 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Sept. 30 in the Salt Peter Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty.  Burial was in Lynch Cemetery.           Mrs. Campbell died Sept. 27 at the residence. Mrs. Campbell was born April 4, 1894, at Glenn Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane Grimm.  She was a member of the Christian Church for 70 years.  Her husband, James Samuel Campbell died in 1976.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Kelly of Route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Gladys Holt of Hebron, OH, and Mrs. Rose Pratt of Huntington; two sons, Kenneth and Mack Campbell, both of Route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Luther Meade of Fort Gay; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

CHAFFIN, Elizabeth (Adkins)

1898-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Chaffin, 80, of Star Route, Louisa, will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial will be in the Chaffin family cemetery. Mrs. Chaffin, the daughter of the late Zeigler Adkins and Martha Webb Adkins was born July 28, 1898. She died Sunday, October 22 at Louisa Community Hospital of an extended illness. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Dennie Chaffin; two sons, Kenneth May Chaffin of Cincinnati, OH and Dennie Ross Chaffin of Star Route; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Pennington and Mrs. Morton Bradley, of route 3, Louisa; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1978

 

COBURN, Janie (Minters)

1911-1978

Graveside rites for Mrs. Janie Coburn, 67, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Monday, October 2 in Wellman Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Coburn died September 30 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Coburn was born August 11, 1911 at Martinsville, VA, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Purdy Minters. Her husband, Tom Coburn, died in 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Ms. Louisa Coburn of Louisa; a son, George Coburn of Orrville, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Meade and Mrs. Minnie Howard, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Lillie Fayne of Coal Gay, WV and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

DANIEL, Roscoe C.

1898-1978

Funeral services for Roscoe C. Daniel, 80, route 1, Webbville, who died Thursday, were  conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7 at the Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial  in Daniel-Thompson Cemetery. The retied school bus driver and farmer died October 5 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. He was a member of the Chruch of God, Odd Fellows and a Kentucky Colonel.

Mr. Daniel was born June 29, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late David and Ann Richardson Daniel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Moore Daniel; three daughters, Mrs. Bethel Blevins of Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Irene Cooksey of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Maxie Wellman of Columbus; three sons, E. B. Daniel of Ashland, Clinton Daniel of Cleveland, OH, and Roscoe Daniel, Jr., of Columbus; three stepsons, Clyde Chaffin of Norfolk, VA, Earl Chaffin of Mansfield, OH and Robert Chaffin of Grayson; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1978

 

GRAHAM, Frank W.

1892-1978

Funeral services for former Louisan, Frank W. Graham, 86, of Akron, OH were conducted October 8 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Graham died October 5 in Forrest Medical Center, Akron, following an extended illness. Mr. Graham was born March 14, 1892, at Kittanning, PA a son of the late William and Elizabeth Martz Graham. He was a retired employee of the Goodyear Rubber Co., at Akron and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Dewey Sparks Graham, died in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Thomas of Akron; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

JOHNSON, Tory (Caudill)

1895-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Tory Johnson, 83, of route 2, London, OH, were conducted October 13, at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died October 10 at the residence. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Bryant of London, Mrs. Jewell Borders and Mrs. Martha George, both of Ulysses, Mrs. Jessie Howard of Louisa; and Mrs. Vada Ports of Akron, OH, four sons, Charles Johnson of Springfield, OH, Walter Johnson of Donnelsville, OH, and Asbury and Michael Johnson of Michigan. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1978

 

MATNEY, Harry

 1895-1978

Funeral services for Harry B. Matney, 82, of Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, October 22, in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Livisay Cemetery. Mr. Matney was born November 26, 1895, at Louisa, a son of the late Reese B. and Emma Johns Matney. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I, and was a retired employee of the Kentucky Power Co. He was retired 20 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sue Wadsworth Matney, a daughter, Mrs. Jane A. Powell of Toledo, OH; a son, Lt. Col., Harry B. Matney, Jr., of Lanham, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Johnson of Huntington and Mrs. Amanda Daggs of Louisa; two brothers, Wallace and Reese Matney, Jr. both of Huntington and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1978

 

MCDOWELL, Okie

1914-1978

Funeral services for Okie McDowell, 64, of Route 1, Blaine, were conducted October 13 in Kansas Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Edwards McDowell Cemetery. Mr. McDowell died October 10. Mr. McDowell was born April 29, 1914, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elgin and Missouri White McDowell. His wife, Mrs. Grettie Boggs, preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carson Wells of Blaine, Mrs. Paul Barker of route 1, Sandy Hook and Miss Betty McDowell at home; four sons, Burl, Earl, and Larry McDowell all of Blaine and Gary McDowell at home; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Rader of Carroll, OH, two brothers, Osha McDowell of Lancaster, OH and Otis McDowell of Ohio; 17 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1978

 

MOORE, Ethel (Osborne)

1896-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Moore, 82, of Blaine, were conducted October 14 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died October 11 at the residence. Mrs. Moore was born April 6, 1896 at Blaine, a daughter of the late John Sherman and Addie Teresa Swetman Osborne. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Blaine Chapter 202 Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Carl Moore, died in 1916. Surviving are a son, J. Hager Moore of Louisa; two sisters, Miss Angie Osborne of Blaine and Mrs. C. M. Gambill of Rochester, MN; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 18, 1978

 

MOORE, Harrison

1888-1978

Funeral services for Harrison Moore, 90, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, October 1 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, route 3, Louisa, by the Rev. John Fraley and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born January 4, 1888 at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Jerry and Arvilla Thompson Moore. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church at route 3, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtie Melvin Moore; eight daughters, Mrs. Belva Howard and Mrs. Pauline Hayes, both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Pearline Estep of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Zora Anders of Columbus, Mrs. Edith Thompson of Asheville, OH, Mrs. Ann Ward of Ashtabula, OH, Mrs. Elen Marie Pack and Mrs. Ethel Pack, both of Woodstock, OH; four sons, Wilson Moore of route 3, Louisa, Levi Moore of Columbus, Dave Moore of Grove City, OH, and Matthew Moore of Oak Hill, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Sella Hinkle of Fort Gay and Mrs. Elizabeth Vanhoose of Mechanicsburg, OH; five brothers, Walter, Sam, Ollie and Everett Moore all of route 1, Louisa, and Bert Moore of Urbana, OH; 43 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

NEW, Andy

1889-1978

Funeral services for Andy New, Jr., 89, of Lawrence County, were conducted Monday, October 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. New died October 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. New was born February 14, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John B. and Sarah Johnson New. He was a retired coal operator and member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Louisa, His wife, Mrs. Shirley New, died in May. Survivors three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smallwood of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Nesbet Ison and Mrs. Irene Michael, both of Louisa; two sons, Homer New of Kenova and Calvin New of route 3, Louisa, 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliff of Portsmouth,  Mrs. Lily Small of Kermit and Mrs. Shirley Prater of Norfolk, VA. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1978

 

PREECE, Edwin M.

1921-1978

Funeral services for Edwin M. Preece, 57, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, October 3 by ministers Howard Preece and Vernon Barker in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Preece Cemetery. Mr. Preece was born May 24, 1921, at Preece at Martin County, a son of the late Henry G. Preece and Ada Davis Preece. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and commander of VFW Post in Louisa. Mr. Preece, a disabled veteran of World War II, died October 1 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, following a two month illness. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Preece, three daughters, Oma (Susie) Preece, Mary Belle Preece and Rebecca Ann Preece, all at home; one son, Paul Everett (Pete) Preece, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Sturgill and Mrs. Beth Nelson, both of route 1, Louisa, four brothers, William Henry Preece and Haram Preece and Rudolph Preece all of route 1, Louisa, and Haskell Preece, Cincinnati, OH. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

RICE, Bernice E. (Jake)

1914-1978

Funeral services for Buchanan native Bernice E. (Jake) Rice, 64, of Waynesville, OH, were conducted Tuesday, October 24, in the Corbin Church of God. Mr. Rice died October 22 in Wilmington, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Rice was born August 21, 1914 at Buchanan, a son of Ida Kinner Rice of Catlettsburg and the late Everett Rice. He was a retired employee of the National Cash Register Co., in Dayton, OH and a member of the Corbin Church of God. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Wolga Lyons Rice; four sons, James V., Phillip E., Carlos and Danny Rice, all of Waynesville, two daughters, Mrs. Dennis Dakin and Mrs. Larry Kilpatrick, both of Waynesville; two brothers, Oliver T. Rice of Malden, Mass., and Everett A. Rice of route 2, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Edison and Mrs. Bertha Point and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 25 1978

 

RITTENBERRY, John Harvey

1906-1978

Funeral services for John Harvey Rittenberry, 72, of Louisa, were conducted October 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rittenberry died October 6. Mr. Rittenberry was born May 2, 1906, at Gallup, a son of the late Joseph and Priscilla Hardin Rittenberry. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Childers Rittenberry; a son, Frank Rittenberry of route 4, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Mack Damron of Ulysses and Mrs. Arville Grubb of Louisville; a brother, Wayne Rittenberry of Michigan; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1978

 

ROBERTSON, Freelin

1906-1978

Funeral services for Freelin Robertson, 72, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, October 2, in the Oak Grove Methodist Church on route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard and ministers, Kenneth Childers and Mac Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Robertson died September 29 at the residence. Mr. Robertson was born July 3, 1906, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Cal and Rebecca (Robertson) Robertson. He was a retied produce wholesaler. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Wilson Robertson; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Webb of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Melvin Endicott of Genoa, WV; a son, B. L. Robertson of Fort Gay; four brothers, Boyd Robertson, Willie Robertson, and John Robertson, all of Fort Gay and Cecil Robertson of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Earl D. Webb of Fort Gay; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

SPENCE, Goldie Mae (Davis)

1907-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Mae Spence, 71, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, October 1, in Young Funeral Home by Teddy Preston, minister. Burial was in Maher Memorial Gardens, Maher, WV. Mrs. Spence died September 28, at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Spence was born March 16, 1907, in Martin County, a daughter of the late John and Chloe Parsley Davis. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Spence; six sisters, Mrs. Louise Hale and Mrs. Marie Sarton, both of Louisa, Mrs. Delma Jordon of Pilgrim, Mrs. Irene Small of Lovely, Mrs. Sylvia York of Columbus and Mrs. Margaret Ann Smith of Beauty and a brother, Dennis Davis of Lovely. Big Sandy News, October 4, 1978

 

TOWLER, Chester R.

1893-1978

Funeral services for Chester R. Towler, 85, of Lawrence County, were conducted October 23 in Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Arvil Gullett. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Towler died October 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness. Mr. Towler was born September 4, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Robert I. and Nora Brickley Towler. He was a retired dairyman from the Towler Dairy, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving is a niece, Marline McGranahan of route 1, Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 25, 1978

 

WELLMAN, Hazel (Wheeler)

1913-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Hazel Wheeler Wellman, 65, of Las Vegas, NV were conducted October 6 in the residence of a brother, C. C. Wheeler, Blaine. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died October 1. Mrs. Wellman was born May 15, 1913, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Willie Cyrus Wheeler. She was a former school teacher, had resided in Las Vegas for 23 years and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Blaine. Additional survivors are her husband, James Wellman, a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Renea Voyles of Walnut, Miss., a son, Kenneth Wellman of California; two sisters, Mrs. Nola M. Abrams of Ashland and Mrs. Lucille Thompson of Phelps; a brother, Joe Wheeler of Ashland and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 11, 1978

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ADAMS, Pauline (Crabtree)

Funeral services for Pauline Crabtree Adams, 77, of Dayton, OH were conducted November 5, at Charley Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bert Miller of Columbus. Mrs. Adams died November 1, in Dayton, OH Miami Valley Hospital. Mrs. Adams, a former Lawrence countian, was a life long member of the Charley Freewill Baptist Church , a retied CPA and store operator. Her husband, Lewis H. Adams, died in 1974. She was the daughter of the late John Crabtree and Eureka Crabtree. Survivors include two sons, Lewis B. Adams and James L. Adams, both of Columbus, OH, one brother, Elmer Crabtree, route 4, Louisa; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild; 2 nephews and four nieces. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1978

 

ADKINS, Billy E.

1945-1978

Funeral services for Billy E. Adkins, 33, of Catlettsburg, were conducted November 11 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Harold Brown. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Boyd County. Mr. Adkins died November 8 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Adkins was born February 10, 1945, at Catlettsburg, a son of Harry and Rosella Adkins Meek of Catlettsburg. He was an oven operator at Allied Chemical Corp. Semet-Solvay Division plant in Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Diamond Adkins and a brother, Bob Meek of Ashland. He was the son in law of the Rev. and Mrs. Amon Diamond, formerly of Louisa. Pallbearers were Fred Ingles, Fred Diamond, Philip Salyers, Hargus Meek, Don Lucas, and Joe Burchett. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1978

 

AUXIER, Lula (Salyer)

1884-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Auxier, 94, Louisa, formerly of Johnson County, who died November 10, was Monday, November 13 at the Paintsville Funeral Home in Paintsville by Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey. Burial was in Auxier Cemetery at Manila.

Mrs. Auxier was born March 23, 1884 in Johnson county, daughter of Lincoln and Elizabeth Salyers. She was a resident of Louisa and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, G. G. Auxier, preceded her in death January 3, 1955. surviving are three sons, Carson Auxier, Salyersville, G. G. Auxier, Jr., Manila, and Chester Auxier, Red Bush; five daughters, Alka Stapleton, Volga, Iva Joy Meade, Pauline Meek and Irene Britton, Louisa, and Ruth Hayes, Dayton, OH; three sisters, Chloe Colvin, Catlettsburg, Clara McKenzie, Ashland, and Ada VanHoose, Keaton; 31 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

EDWARDS, Junior

1910-1978

Funeral services for Junior Edwards, 68, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, November 5, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died November 2. Mr. Edwards was born July 31, 1910, at Chatteroy, WV, a son of the late Joseph M. and Elizabeth R. Ward Edwards. He was a retired miner and a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Mrs. Bonnie Burton Edwards died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Penni Lane of Nashville, TN; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Richards, of Takoma Park, MD and five brothers, Lester and Romey Edwards both of Fort Gay, Warren Edwards of Franklin, OH,  Oscar Edwards of Louisa and Gilbert Edwards of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1978

 

FERGUSON, Froebel Frederick

1893-1978

Funeral services for Froebel Frederick Ferguson, 85, Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, November 25 at the Little Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Prichard, WV, by the Rev, Johnny Cavins, the Rev. Larry Armentrout. Burial was in the McComas Cemetery, route 1, Prichard. Mr. Ferguson died November 22. Masonic services were conducted at the graveside. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ferguson was born August 17,1893, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Napoleon and Louceizzie Fraser Ferguson. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railway, a veteran of World War I, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Vinson Lodge 66 F &AM. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Armentrout of Seville, OH, and Mrs. Gloria Jean Estepp of Fort Gay; three sons, john H. Ferguson of Nashville, OH, Garland M. Ferguson of Sebring, FL and Clarence R. Ferguson of Logan, WV; two brothers, Lucien and Kermit Ferguson, both of Huntington; 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1978

 

FERRELL, Lucian Glenn

1914-1978

Funeral services for Lucian Glenn Ferrell, 64, Columbus, formerly of Louisa, were conducted 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ferrell died at 2 a.m. Thursday, October 26 in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Ferrell was born January 2, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of Harrison and Maude Clarkson Ferrell of route 3, Louisa. He was a retired employee of the Omar Bakery Co. of Columbus and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Regaina Davis Ferrell; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Scherrod of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Donna Alexander of Columbus; a son, Bob Ferrell of Columbus; a brother, Jack Ferrell of Columbus; four sisters, Misses Violet and Lorene Ferrell, both of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Osborne of Westerville, OH and Mrs. Lois Martin of Columbus and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1978

 

FRALEY, Eric Wade

1978-1978

Graveside services fro Eric Wade Fraley, infant son of William Denver and Nina Fraley of Columbus, were conducted a Obetz Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, October 27 by the Rev. Fred Evans. The infant died at birth October 25, Additional survivors are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Short of Louisa, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vernie Smith, Tampa, FL; 3 uncles, 2 aunts and a great aunt. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1978

 

FUGETT, Ronald Christopher

1978-1978

Funeral services for infant Ronald Christopher Fugett, 9 month old son of Ronnie and Thelma Bond Fugett of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, November 12, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Junior Bevins and the Rev. William Moore. Burial was in Bond Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. He died November 9, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born February 26, 1978. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Miss Ronda Ellen Fugett at home; the maternal grandfather, Harold Bond  of Louisa, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Paulene Fugett of route a, Louisa, Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

GREENHILL, Curtis Burton

1933-1978

Funeral services for Curtis Burton Greenhill, 45, of Ocala, FL were conducted Tuesday in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Greenhill died November 10 in Florida. Mr. Greenhill was born January 6, 1933, in Montgomery County, a son of Joe R. and Georgia Mae Glenn Greenhill of Louisa. He operated a mobile home park and a real estate business. Surviving in addition to his parent are three sisters, Lillian Willingham of Columbus, GA, Shirley Rosell of Dayton, OH, and Dianne Cook of Louisa; two brothers, Ralph Greenhill of Louisville and Billy Greenhill of Tallahassee, FL. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

KEETON, Hershell, Sr.

Funeral services for Hersshell Keeton, Sr., 61, Martha, who died Thursday, October 26, were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Old Paint Church in Relief by the Rev. Robey Ferguson, the Rev. Parley Cantrell and the Rev. Jerry Brown. Burial was in the Nanny Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1978

 

NELSON, Charles

1882-1978

Funeral services for Charles Nelson, 96, of Louisa, were conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 27 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Nelson died Wednesday, October 25 at 11 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Nelson was born February 6, 1882, at Greenup, a son of the late Nathan Hale and Sarah McGlone Nelson. He was a retired Chessie System employee. His wife, Mrs. Lula Belle Hickman Nelson, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Stevens of Louisa and Mrs. Marie Bradley of route 1, Louisa, three sons, Delbert and John Nelson, both of Columbus and Marvin Nelson of Fallsburg; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 1, 1978

 

PERKINS, Allie (Daniels)

1908-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Perkins, 70, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Sunday, November 19 in the Dry Fork Community Church, Webbville. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery. Mrs. Perkins died November 17. Mrs. Perkins was born July 16, 1908, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Cecil and Pearl Johnson Daniels. Surviving are her husband, Lee Perkins, six daughters, Mrs. Otto Chaffins, Miss Sidney Perkins, Mrs. Jeanette Young, Mrs. Bobby Kelly and Miss Ina Faye Perkins, all of Webbville, and Mrs. Kelly Ferguson of Columbus; two sons, Willie Ottis  Perkins of Grayson and Lawrence Lee Perkins of route 1, Louisa; a brother, Willard Perkins of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Haland and Mrs. Martha Haland both of Garrison; 38 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1978

 

 

QUEEN, Amy (Fannin)

1905-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Amy Fannin Queen, 73, of route 3, Ashland, were conducted Monday November 13, in the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev. Ralph Hester and the Rev. James Mayhew. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Queen died last week in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Queen was born October 27, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Isaac and Emma Rankin Fannin. She had been a resident of Boyd County since 1973 and was a member of the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, Polemus E. Queen died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Blankenship of route 3, Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Della Delong and Mrs. Mary Daniels, both of South Point, two brothers, Frank and William Fannin, both of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

SKEENS, Scott B.

1914-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Scott B. Skeens, 64, of Groton, CT, were conducted November 7 in Groton with burial there. He died November 3 at Uncas-on-Thames. Mr. Skeens had served in the Navy for 20 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retied in September 1957. He then was employed as a metal finisher at Arwood Corp. retiring in 1976. He married the former Pearl Smith November 13, 1943 in San Francisco. Mr. Skeens was a member of Branch 20, Fleet Reserve, in Groton and the Dade Lodge of Mason of Key West, FL. Born in Louisa, KY, July 24, 1914, he was the son of Addison and Emma VanHoose  Skeens. Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Donald of Bloomington, IN and William Skeens of Gainesville, FL; a brother, Jack Skeens of East Liverpool, OH; two sisters, Virginia McGuire of Ft. Pierce, FL and Abigail Van Horn of Fallsburg, KY and one grandson. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

STEWART, George F.

1896-1978

Funeral services for ex-Webbville resident, George F. Stewart, 82, of London, OH, were conducted Monday, November 13, in Greer-Eberle Funeral Home in London. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stewart died November 10 in Madison County Hospital, London. Mr. Stewart was born January 12, 1896, at Webbville, a son of Miles and Ellen Lyons Stewart. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles in London. He was employed in the mining and construction industries. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Golden Stewart, a brother, Mack Stewart of Webbville, a sister, Mrs. Celia Griffith of Webbville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

 

STURGILL, Charley

1900-1978

Funeral services for Charley Sturgill, 78, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Friday, November 24, at the residence. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Sturgill died Tuesday, November 21. Mr. Sturgill was born July 19, 1900, at Whitehouse. He was a son of the late William and Mary Fannin Sturgill. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Music Sturgill; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Conley of Port Clinton, OH, Mrs. Norma James of Louisa, Mrs. Mae Fulford of Columbus and Mrs. Gertrude Endicott of Endicott; a son, John Lloyd Sturgill, address unknown and 24 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1978

 

TUCKER, Ethel Mae (Booth)

1907-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae Tucker, 71, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay, by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Tucker was dead on arrival at Louisa Community Hospital at 3 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, following an extended illness. Mrs. Tucker was born May 25, 1907, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter  of the lat Millard and Senith Ferguson Booth. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Rhonda Kay Dean and Mrs. Joan Tucker, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bertha Gillman of Mesa, AZ, Mrs. Doris Damron of Pensacola, FL and Mrs. Glenna Yurcabage of Wilkes-Barre, PA; six sons, John R. Tucker of Fort Gay, Forrest and Roger Tucker both of Silver Springs, MD and Lowell T., Glenn and Bernard Tucker, all of Wadsworth, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Huntington, Mrs. Mary Lou Thompson of Echo, WV, and Mrs. Lenora Turner and Mrs. Mildred Maynard, addresses unknown; three brothers, Russell Booth of Rittman, OH and Edgar and Estill Booth both of Lorain, OH; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 8, 1978.

 

VINSON, Lawrence David

1908-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence David Vinson, 70, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, November 26, at the Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in See Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Vinson died Thursday in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Vinson was born January 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Edward and Emma Adkins Vinson. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Henry Kerns of Louisa and a brother, Charles B. Vinson of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1978

 

WILLIAMS, Steven Kenneth

1953-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native, Steven Kenneth Williams, 25, of route 5, Wheelersburg, OH, were conducted Tuesday, November 21, in Harrison Funeral Home, Wheelersburg, with burial there. Mr. Williams died November 18 of carbon monoxide poisoning. Further autopsy results are pending. Mr. Williams was born March 15, 1953, at Louisa, a son of James Kenneth and Ruby Jo Sparks Williams of route 4, Wheelersburg. He was an associate stylist with Eddie's Image Room in Ashland and was a member of the Barbers Union. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kay Flannery Williams; and a daughter, Miss Janie Jo Williams at home. Big Sandy News, November 22, 1978

 

YATES, Jesse Milton

1924-1978

Funeral services for Jesse Milton Yates, 53, of Catlettsburg were conducted Tuesday in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery in Lawrence County. The Lawrence County native died Sunday November 12, in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Yates was born December 11, 1924 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bernard Yates of route 3, Louisa and the late Lewis McClellan Yates. He was a retired Armco Inc. employee, a World War II and Korean War veteran, a Kentucky colonel, and attended the Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Neba Lee Conley Yates of Catlettsburg, two sons, Jesse Anthony Yates and Eric Matthew Yates, both at home and a sister, Mrs. Mary Frances Rice of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 15, 1978

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ADKINS, Carmie (Wheeler)

1901-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native, Mrs. Carmie Adkins, 77, of Ashland, were conduced November 22 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Jackson Phillips. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Adkins died November 19 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mrs. Adkins was born April 17, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Nancy Jane Berry Wheeler. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was a life long resident of Ashland. Her husband, George Walter Adkins, died in 1977. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Della McIntosh of Kingsford Heights, IN, Mrs. Irene Lawson of Lansing, MI, and Mrs. Margie Dixon and Mrs. Dorothy Kirk both of Ashland, five sons, Willie Adkins at home, Charles Adkins of LaPorte, IN, and Millard, Curtis and George Walter Adkins all of Ashland; 32 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

ADKINS, Dock, Sr.

1911-1978

Funeral services for Dock Adkins, Sr., 67, of Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 14 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Adkins Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Adkins died December 11 at 12:30 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. The veteran of World War II was born January 8, 1911 at Yatesville, a so of the late Charley and Mary Lydia Hughes Adkins. Survivors include his wife, Nolda Young Adkins, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Combs of Huntington, three sons, Charles F. Adkins of Santa Rosa, CA, Dock Adkins, Jr., of Louisa, and M/Sgt. Clyde E. Adkins of the U. S. Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN; five grandchildren; five brothers, Elmer Adkins of Louisa, Owen Adkins of Darnell, Ark., Charles Adkins of Tennessee, Grover Adkins of Fort Gay and Raymond Adkins of Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Phillip Preece, Jr. of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

BELL, Mary Ellen (Parson)

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Mrs. Mary Ellen Bell, 32, of Chelsea, MI, were conducted December 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Woodrow Blumfield. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Bell died December 9 in Michigan. Mrs. Bell was born in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Kentucky Perry Parson of Lawrence County and the late William H. Parson. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Thomas Bell; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Coffey of Chelsea; two sons, Michael and James Bell, both of Chelsea, three brothers, Roger Parson of Dexter, MI, Walter Parson of Webbville, and Samuel Parson of Columbus; a half-brother, Floyd Hetters of Dayton, OH and stepfather, Hubert Allen. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

BOWLING, Wallace

1901-1978

Funeral services for Wallace Bowling, 77, of route 2, Louisa were conducted Monday, December 4 in the Eloise United Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Lemaster, the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Arthur Preece. Burial was in the Bowling family cemetery. Mr. Bowling died December 1 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Bowling was born September 1, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William H. and Mary Chandler Bowling. His wife, Mella Rowe Bowling, died in 1975. He was a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad employee. He was a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Thompson of Westwood, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Flatwoods, Mrs. Hope Meek and Miss Gladys Bowling, both of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Morton Carter of Waterford, MI; two sons, Larry Bowling and Homer Bowling, both of Flatwoods; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

COLLINSWORTH, Henry

Funeral services for Henry Collinsworth, 69, of route 2, Catlettsburg, manager of the federal land ban at Catlettsburg for 25 years were conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20 at Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Collinsworth, brother of Thomas Collinsworth of Louisa, died Monday December 18, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mr. Collinsworth was born April 14, 1909, at Louisa, a son of the late Jeff and Laura Maynard Collinsworth. Additional survivors are his wife, Julia Wayda Collinsworth, six daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Berry of Ashland, Mrs. Betty Jo Ratliff, Mrs. Joan Nolan, and Mrs. Donita Cox, all of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Phyllis Clarke of Tallahassee, FL, and Mrs. Patricia Williams of Las Vegas, NV; two sons, Norm H. and Jeff. E. Collinsworth, both of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Beulah May of Lawrenceburg; 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

COMPTON, John Paul

Funeral services for John Paul Compton, 59, of Pikeville, editor of the Pike County News, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20 in St. Francis Church in Pikeville. Burial was to be in the City Cemetery. Mr. Compton, husband of Eloise McCoy Compton, died Sunday, December 17, in a Pikeville hospital. Additional area survivors are a son John Paul Compton II of Pikeville and a daughter, Eloise Tickenor of Richmond. Compton worked as bureau chief for the Williamson Daily News 20 years before joining the Pike weekley in 1973. A graduate of Pikeville College, he also received a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. Compton was a veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of first lieutenant promoted as a non-commissioned officer. Big Sandy News, December 20,1 978

 

CRUM, Effie (Picklesimer)

1897-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Crum, 81, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, December 5, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Webb Ferguson and the Rev. Woodrow Brumfield. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Crum died December 2, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Crum was born March 14, 1897 at Rush, a daughter of the late John and Ida Sturgill Picklesimer. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Noah Crum died in 1950. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Freda Redkey of Cincinnati, Mrs. Jean Kelly of Southgate, MI and Mrs. Don Hamilton of Louisa; two sons, James and Franklin Crum, both of route 3, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Dovie Maynard of Logan, WV; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

CURRY, Maude (Smith)

1889-1978

Funeral services for Maude Smith Curry, 89, of 811 North Lock Avenue, Louisa, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21 in Young Funeral Home by minister Teddy Preston with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Mrs. Curry died December 18 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born August 1, 1889, in Pulaski, VA, a daughter of the late Osborn Gillington and Lavania Ann Warden Smith. She was a retired school teacher, teaching in the West Virginia and Kentucky school systems 44 years, a member of the Retired Teachers, area of Mingo County, and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Harry Curry, died in 1965. Survivors are one brother, Clyde H. Smith, Star Route, Louisa; two nephews and two nieces. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

DHEEL, Charles

1929-1978

Funeral services for Charles Dheel, 45, of Lowmansville, were conducted December 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Bruce  Daniel. Burial was in family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Dheel died December 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Dheel was born Nov 26, 1933, in Kanawha County, WV, son of the late Oscar Dheel and Beatrice Hewlett Dheel of Lowmansville. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Charles Oscar Dheel, Columbus, two daughters, Cleo Woolford and Geraldine Woolford, of Columbus; 8 brothers, Lawrence, Rodney, Ernie and Ralph of Columbus, OH, Billy Ray of Rittman, OH, Samuel of Louisa and James and Paul of Lowmansville. Also five sisters, Margaret Borders and Ruth Amburgy, Pikeville, Katherine Workman, West Jefferson, OH, Mary Lemaster, Columbus, Bonny Dheel, Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

HARGIS, William Lynn

1926-1978

Funeral services for William Lynn Hargis, 53, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, December 20 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Shannon cemetery route 5, Louisa. Mr. Hargis died December 18 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center after an extended illness. Survivors are his wife, Della Mae Webb Hargis; three sisters, Reatheo Brown, Marie Hunter, both of Pilgrim Knob, VA, Ruth Childers of King's Mountain, VA; two brothers, Izra Hargis of Shenandoah Valley, VA and Bob Hargis of Michigan. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

HOWARD, John D. Sr.

1896-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, John D. Howard, Sr., 82, of Huntington, were conducted December 22 in Huntington by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mr. Howard died December 19 in a Huntington Hospital. Mr. Howard was born June 6, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jake and Margaret Skeens Howard. He was a retired self-employed painter and a member of the VFW Howard Hall Post 1064. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Johnson, with whom he resided; two sons, and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

JOHNSON, Elmer

1899-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Elmer Johnson, 79, of Ashland, were conducted December 6 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Luther Parker. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. He died December 4, in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born August 27, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Calvin and Sarah Jane Pennington Johnson. He retired from Armco, Inc. in 1965 after 32 years of service, was a 45 year resident of Ashland and attended the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Belva Blevins Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Marie Ridgeway of Ironton and Mrs. Margaret Jane Hood of Ashland; a son, L. G. Johnson of Ashland; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

JUDD, Roy Ogden

1896-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Roy Ogden Judd, 82, of Ashland, were conducted Sunday, December 10 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Owen Miller and Jack Powers. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Ogden died December 7 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Judd was born April 21, 1896 in Lawrence County, and retired from the Armco Inc. in 1956 following 30 years of service. He had resided in Ashland for 50 years, was a member of the Crum Chapel and the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge of Blaine for 50 years. His wife, Mrs. Sallie Moore Judd, died in 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Evelyn Judd and Mrs. Faith Stewart, both of Ashland, Mrs. Mariolive Belle of Lexington and Mrs. Ramona Sexton of Hopkinsville; a son, Charles Glen Judd of Flatwoods; a half sister, Mrs. Gwendolyn Ball of Louisa; a half-brother Schmid Moore of Mt. Sterling; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

JUSTICE, John Millard

1941-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence county native John Millard Justice, 37, of route 2, Catlettsburg killed in a US 23 collision with a coal truck, were conducted December 22 in Bethel Baptist Church at Cannonsburg. The father of two sons was on his way to work at Kentucky Power Company's Big Sandy plant, when his Volkswagon crashed into an oncoming coal truck, driven by Richard Allen Webb, 27 of Fort Gay, according to Kentucky State Police The Volkswagon, according to State Police was attempting to pass a vehicle, when it crashed into the coal truck, a glancing blow on the fender. The incident occurred on the new stretch of US 23 near the turnoff to Rankin's Store at Burnaugh. Mr. Justice, maintenance mechanic at the power plant, died enroute to King's Daughters' Hospital about 9:20 a.m. December 20. Mr. Justice was buried in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. The 1961 graduate of Louisa High School, was born September 24, 1941, in Lawrence County, a son of the William and Lucille Parsley Justice. He was an Army Veteran and a member of the Bethel Church of Canonsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annettia Gullett Justice; two sons, John M. Justice, Jr. and Bradley Carlton Justice, both at home, a sister, Mrs. Jana Williams of Riverside, CA and a half sister, Ms. Barbara Justice of Anaheim, CA, and a half brother, Daniel Ray Justice of Anaheim. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

MUNCY, Rush

Funeral services for Rush Muncy, 88, of Kermit, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13 in Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home in Warfield, with burial in Warfield Cemetery. Mr. Muncy, a retired employee of United Fuel Gas Co., died December 9 in Pikeville. He was the widower of Edna Kirk Muncy. Area survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lester of Fort Gay and Miss Helen Muncy of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

NEWTON, George

1908-1978

Funeral services for George Norris Newton, founder of Newton Chevrolet, Inc. were conducted Tuesday, December 12 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The 70 year old veteran of World War II died Sunday morning at the residence of an apparent self-inflicted pistol wound to the head, according to Kentucky State Police. Mr. Newton was born January 23, 1908 in Huntington. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Tyler Newton; a stepson, Steve Gay, of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Raney of Huntington; a brother, Norman Newton of Chesapeake and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

NUNLEY, Pluma (Poe)

1896-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence native Mrs. Pluma Poe Nunley, 82, of Catlettsburg, were conducted December 7 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by the Rev. Frank Standifer. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Nunley died December 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Nunley was born November 2, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sam and Phoebe Honaker Poe. Her husband, Linzy H. Nunley, died in 1965. Surviving are two sons, Elmer Ray Nunley of Flatwoods and James Ronald Nunley of Westwood, three daughters, Mrs. Emma Jean Craig of route 1, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Charles W. Runyon, Sr., of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Denvil Ross of Centralia, IL, a brother Okey Poe of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Ray Daniels of Ashland; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

PACK, Betty (Pratt)

1903-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Pack, 74, of route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Sunday, December 10 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery. Mrs. Pack died December 7 at the residence. Mrs. Pack was born December 25, 1903 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Maude Rice Pratt. Surviving are her husband, Emery Pack, a son, William Everett Perry of Proctorville, OH, two sisters, Mrs. May Ferris of Chesapeake, OH, and Mrs. Ben Copley of route 1, Fort Gay, four brothers, Paul Porter of Salem, VA, Clyde Porter of Radnor, James B. Porter of Trenton, OH and Earskin Porter of Chesapeake, a grandchild and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

PERRY, Homer

1912-1978

Funeral services for Homer Perry, 66, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted November 30 in Young Funeral Home by elders Paul Nelson, Jay Watts and Leonard Napier. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Perry died November 28 at the residence. Mr. Perry was born March 10, 1912, at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Christopher C. and Georgia Calfee Perry. He was  a retired service station operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hester Meade Perry; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Chaney of route 1, Fort Gay; three sons, Ray Perry of Cleveland, OH, Clifford Perry of Medina, OH and Carl Perry of Parkersburg, WV; a sister, Mrs. Della Partridge of Ocala, FL; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

PLUMMER, Charles Ernest

1904-1978

Funeral services for Charles E. Plummer, 73, of Louisa, were conducted December 7 in Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Don Fraley and Eddie Spencer ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Mr. Plummer died December 5, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Plummer was born April 13, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Charles and Lydia Pack Plummer. He was a resident of Louisa, a retired employee of C & O Railway, a Brotherhood Railroad Trainman and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Ellen Ward Plummer; 4 sons, Doug of Van Lear, jack of Paintsville, Charles Jr. of Hager Hill and Joe of Louisa; a daughter, Phyllis Mullins of Charleston, WV; 2 sisters, Maude Daniels of Russell and Ethel Fitch of Meally; 12 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1978

 

PREECE, Jerome

1916-1978

Funerals services for Jerome Preece, 62, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted December 24 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in Preece family cemetery. Mr. Preece died December 21 in Louisa following a sudden illness. Mr. Preece was born May 11, 1916 at Deephole, a son of the late Harvey and Evalena Burchett Preece. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madeline Napier Preece, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Chaffin of Louisa, Mrs. Minnie Wright of Columbus and Mrs. Rhoda Ross of Hilliard, OH, a son, Harvey Preece of Louisa; a brother, Jefferson Preece of Huntington; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 27,1978

 

RATLIFF, Fred

1898-1978

Funeral services for Fred Ratliff, 80, of Fort Gay, were conducted November 30, in the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kindell Copley and the Rev. Everett Meddings. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Mr. Ratliff died November 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Ratliff was born March 15, 1898, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Jerry and Sarah Ratliff Ratliff. He was a member of the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Johnson Ratliff; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Lou Haley of Circleville, OH; five sons, John, Jerry and Lacy Ratliff, all of Cleveland, OH and Dennie and Lynn Ratliff both of Lorain, OH; 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

ROSE, Kenneth Ray, Jr.

1978-1978

Funeral services for infant Kenneth Ray Rose, Jr., son of Kenneth and Teresa Ann Johnson Rose, were conducted November 25 in a Berea, KY funeral home by Father Garway. Burial was in a Berea Cemetery. The youngster died November 23, three days after birth. Additional survivors are the grandparents, former Lawrence Countians, Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson of Indiana, and great grandmothers, Mrs. Kathleen Hammond of Webbville and Mrs. Louisa Whitenbarger of Indiana. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

SCOTT, Cain, Jr.

1912-1978

Funeral services for Cain Scott, Jr. 66, of Fort Gay were conducted December 2 in the Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael S. Chapman with burial in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Scott died December 19. Mr. Scott was born September 17, 1912, in Williamson, WV, a son of the late Cain and Edna Butcher Scott. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a retired employee of the N & W Railway. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Zettie Vickers of Gallion, OH; and three brothers, Latt and Abel Scott, both of Fort Gay and Amon Scott of Louisville, OH. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

SEE, Ira Thomas

1892-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ira Thomas See, 86, of Lake Wales, FL were conducted December 22 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. B. D. Nisbet, Jr. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. See died Tuesday in Lake Wales following a stroke. Mr. See was born November 30, 1892, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Felix M. and Tennessee Shannon see. He was a retired rigger shop employee for Armco, Inc. a member of the Lake Wales Methodist Church, an Army veteran of World War I and had resided in Florida for the past 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Roberts See; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Stewart of Vero Beach, FL and Mrs. Nancy Turman of Ashland; two sisters, Miss Madge See and Mrs. Claude Hayes, both of Ashland; a brother, Scott See of San Jose, CA, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

SENTERS, Andrew

1914-1978

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Andrew Senters, 64, of Ashland, were conducted December 14, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Elders Glen Sturgill and Prater Blair. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Senters died December 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Senters was born October 5, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dan and Lucy Taylor Senters. He was a retired yard engineer at Allied Chemical's Semet-Solvay plant and a member of the Hoods Creek Falls United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lemaster Senters; two sons, Jim Senters at home and Larry Senters of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Gillum of Greenup and Mrs. Pat Lowe of Westwood; three brothers, Perry Senters of Cincinnati, and Charles and Lester Senters both of Ashland; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

SKEENS, Rachael (Vanhorn)

1909-1978

Funeral services for Buchanan native Rachael Skeens, 69 of Steubenville, OH were conducted December 22 in Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike McHale, with burial in Riverview Cemetery. Mrs. Skeens died December 19 in St. John Medical Center following a two year illness. A resident of Steubenville since 1943, Mrs. Skeens was born in Buchanan January 31, 1909, a daughter of Dee and Carrie Stewart Vanhorn. She was a waredresser at the former Taylor, Smith and Taylor, Co last working in 1965. In addition to her husband, Jack Skeens, whom she married in Louisa, July 5, 1926, survivor include a son, William H. Skeens of Irondale; three daughters, Mrs. Jackie Coleman of Calcutta, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Fox of Hookstown and Mrs. Perry (Carol) Wright of Chester; a brother, Ben Vanhorn of Buchanan; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

SMITH, John Wesley

1890-1978

Funeral services for John Wesley Smith, 88, Blaine, were conducted December 15, in the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church at Brushy. Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Smith died the morning of December 13 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born August 9, 1890, in Morgan County, a son of the late Richard and Ann Young Smith. His wife, Pearlie Young Smith died in 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cantrell of West Liberty, a son, Simon Smith of Blaine; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 20, 1978

 

SPARKS, Bradford

Bradford Sparks, 13, son of former Martha residence Rev. Joe F. and Reba Sparks of Columbus died Monday in a Columbus hospital of gunshot wounds. The teenager, according to funeral home spokesman, shot himself in the head Sunday, December 3, while "playing Russian routlette" with a revolver, in the presence of his brother and a friend. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sparks of Louisa, and was a member of Columbus United Baptist Church. The seventh grader attended Southmore Junior High School. Additional survivors are a twin brother, Binford Sparks, two sisters, Beatrice Sparks and Beverly Sparks, all at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Baptist Church in Columbus. Burial will be in Columbus. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

SPEARS, Henry

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Henry Spears, 68, of Sandusky, OH, were conducted November 30 in Ridgewood Chapel, Castalia, OH by the Rev. Cecil Jesse. Burial was in Sand Hill cemetery there. Mr. Spears who resided in Sandusky 16 years prior to moving from Louisa, died November 28 in Sandusky Memorial Hospital. He was a former employee of Waldock Meat Packing Co., Sandusky, having retired in 1972. He was a member of the Charity Freewill Baptist Church of Sandusky. Survivors include two sons, Floyd of Sandusky and Glenn of Huron, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Margie)Savage of rural Sandusky and Mrs. James (Betty) Fields of rural Castalia; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Belle Spears and Opal Robertson, both of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. His wife, Dollie Spears, died in 1976. Big Sandy News, December 6, 1978

 

THOMPSON, Edward

1911-1978

Funeral services for Louisa native, Edward Thompson, 67, of Circleville, OH, were conducted December 19 in Wellman Funeral Home by the Rev. L. S. Metzler. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died December 16 at the residence. Born July 4, 1911 in Louisa, KY, he was the son of Richard and Sarah Jane Cordle Thompson. He was a retired machine operator at North American Rockwell and a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Sammons Thompson of the home; five sons, Joseph, Tilden, Edward, Jr., Paul and Randell, all of Circleville; six daughters, Mrs. Marcella Timmons, Stoutsville, Mrs. Belva Wagner, Darbydale, Mrs. Cora Fay Husburger, Jackson, Mrs. Janie Carol Fausnaugh, Mrs. Phyllis Patterson an Miss Fanny May Thompson of Circleville; one brother, U. S. Thompson, Grove City, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bowe, Columbus and Mrs. Jettie Blair, Prestonsburg and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

WILLIAMS,  Bertha

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Bertha Williams, 82, of Wheelersburg, OH, were conducted December 23 in the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church by Elders Roy Patton and Prater Blair. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died December 20 in Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Williams was born in Lawrence County, KY and was the oldest charter member of the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter S. Williams died in 1953. Surviving are four sons, Carl Williams of Stockdale, OH, Clyde Williams of Wheelersburg, Nelson Williams of New Boston, OH, and Robert S. Williams of Fairborn, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Clara Harris of New Boston, and Mrs. Dorothy Thatcher of Chillicothe, OH; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

WILLIAMSON, Martha

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Williamson, 79, who died December 25 at Plain City, OH will be at the Young Chapel, Thursday December 28 at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband, John Williamson in 1973. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Hughes of Lawrence County and four sons, John Williamson, James Nathan Williamson, William Williamson and Curtis Williamson, all of Plain City, OH; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 27, 1978

 

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