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ADAMS, Kay

1885-1979

Funeral services for Kay Adams, 93, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, January 16 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Large Cemetery. Mr. Adams died January 13. Mr. Adams was born May 17, 1885 at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Cova and Delia Large Adams. He was a retired farmer and coal miner. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edith Burchett of route 2, Webbville, Mrs. Emily Newsome of Louisa and Mrs. Lillie Myers and Mrs. Linda Smith both of London, OH, four sons, Milt, Bob, Nolan and Basil Adams, all of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ersel Burchett of Akron, OH a brother, Estell Adams of Fort Recovery, OH, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Everett Gilbert of Fort Recovery and Mrs. Charley Prichard and Mrs. Jean Mabry, both of Grahn; four stepsons, Berkley and Walter Mabry, both of Fort Recovery, and Richard and Harold Mabry, both of Olive Hill; 33 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1979

 

BISHOP, Hallie (Holbrook)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Hallie Bishop, 76, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24 in Webb Chapel Church by ministers Jack Perry and A. C. Adams. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Bishop died January 21, in the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Wilks with whom she resided. Mrs. Bishop was born August 7, 1902, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Tom and Mary Bentley Holbrook. She was a member of the Webb Chapel Church. Her husband, Phillip Bishop died in 1976. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Mesina of Detroit, Mrs. Hazel Young of Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Fannie Evans of Columbus; two brothers, Mantel Holbrook of Logan, OH and Virgil Holbrook of Grayson, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

BURKETT, Nora Alice (Woods)

1881-1979

Funeral services for Floyd County native Mrs. Nora Alice Burkett, 97, of Circleville, OH, were conducted January 28 in Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Burkett died January 27 at the residence. She was born February 13, 1881, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late John Woods and Minerva Crum Woods. She is survived by three sons, Ollie Burkett of Lynchburg, VA, Virgil Burkett of Kopperston, WV and Clarence Burkett of Hillsboro, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Erris (Minerva) Rucker, Circleville, OH, Mrs. Marion (Myrtle) VanHoose of Twilight, WV and Mrs. Josephine Daniel, Circleville, OH; and 22 grandchildren, one daughter Bertha, preceded her in death. Her husband, Samuel Burkett died in 1962. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1979

 

CALDWELL, John

Funeral services for John Caldwell, 82, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted January 20 in the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died January 17 in the Huntington Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Caldwell was born December 6, 1896, a son of the late Noah and Lina Elswick Caldwell. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John R. Young of Route 1, Webbville, and two brothers, George Caldwell of Webbville and Bill Caldwell of Plain City, OH. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

CARROLL, Grace (Smith)

1913-1979

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident, Mrs. Grace Carroll, 65, of Bellvue, OH were conducted Tuesday, January 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roscoe Leach. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Carroll died January 13, Mrs. Carroll was born March 21, 1913, at Inez, a daughter of the late Lando and Stella Haney Smith. She was a member of the First Assembly of God. Her husband, Floyd Carroll, died in 1968. Surviving are five sons, Roy Carroll of California, William H. Carroll of West Virginia, The Rev. Robert Joe Carroll of Leesburg, OH, Floyd Carroll, Jr., of Fort Gay and Charles Tom Carroll of Mansfield, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ball of Newburn, NC; three brothers, Roy Smith of Tiffin, OH, Chester Smith of Fort Gay and Ira Smith of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Hewlett of Louisa, Mrs. Opal Rorick of Burgis, OH and Mrs. Lucille Redmond of Alganor, MI; 16 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1979

 

CHAPMAN, Trimble

1893-1979

Funeral services for Trimble Chapman, 85, of Dayton, OH, were held Friday, January 12 at the Memorial Park Chapel, Wheelersburg, OH. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park. Mr. Chapman died January 9. He was born February 9, 1893, at Huntington, the son of George Edd and Mary Chapman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie. Mr. Chapman was a retired engineer of the Norfolk & Western Railway, a member of the Manly Methodist Church, Portsmouth, OH and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hollie (Charlyne) Castle, Mrs. Carlton (Virginia) Gallimore, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Walter (Joan) Buffington of Largo, FL; four sons, Raymond of Portsmouth, William T. of Hardin, MT, George R. of San Pedro, CA, Ralph of Dayton, OH, a sister, Mrs. Karl Compton of Pompano Beach, FL, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

CHILDRESS, Woodrow

1912-1978

Funeral services for Woodrow Childress, 66, were conducted January 2, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Bond and the Rev. Douglas Kelly. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Childress died December 31, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Childress was born November 12, 1912, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Robert and Susan Mullins Childress. He was  a retired county and state road employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Daniels Childress; five daughters, Mrs. Homan Skaggs of Grove City, OH, Mrs. David Heath of Danning, CA and Misses Catherine, Katrina, Lovena and Wilma Jean Childress, all at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Saul Carcamo of Fairchild, WA; a son, James Albert Childress of Columbus and a stepson, Ronald Daniels at home. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1979

 

EVANOFF, Ona Mae (Robertson)

1910-1978

Funeral services for Ona Mae Evanoff, Ypsilanti Township, MI, formerly of Louisa, were held December 27, 1978 at the Moore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James O. Phillips of the Faithway Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Udell Cemetery. Mrs. Evanoff died December 24 at Beyer Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Evanoff was born February 24, 1910, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of Smith and Susan J. Webb Robertson. Her husband George Evanoff died June 30, 1978. Surviving are one son, James Robert Henson; one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Tillie) Copley, both of Louisa, two stepsons, William Evanoff of Hudson, OH, James Evanoff of Ypsilanti, MI; two step daughters, Mrs. (Bud) Ralph (Ella Marie) Bengry of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Charles Harley (Viola) Rutledge of Dexter, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Arnold (Mamie) Webb of Fort Gay and Mrs. Russell (Louise) Miller, of Wayne; three brothers, Mate Webb of Bakersfield, CA, Alfred Webb of Tazewell, VA and Oscar Webb of Fort Gay; 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, January 17,1 979

 

FYFFE, Richard Lewis

1897-1979

Funeral services for Richard Lewis Fyffe, 81, of Martha, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10 in the Elizabeth Baptist Church. burial was in Sturgill Cemetery. Mr. Fyffe died Sunday, January 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Fyffe was born August 9, 1897, in Morgan County, a son of the late Cambridge and Susanna Ferguson Fyffe. He was a retired pipefitter. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mae Skaggs of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Grace Sturgill of Blaine and a brother, Cane B. Fyffe of Martha. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1979

 

FYFFE, Tennie (Griffith)

1900-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Tennie Griffith Fyffe, 78, of Ashland, were conducted January 13, in Lazear Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Fyffe died January 11 in an Ashland nursing home following a short illness. Mrs. Fyffe was born January 20, 1900 in Carter County, a daughter of the late George and Hester Griffith. Her husband, John E. Fyffe, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hester S. Folger of Ashland, a brother, Sherman Griffith of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy James and Mrs. Ruth Davis, both of Columbus, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17,1979

 

GARTIN, Virgie (Morris)

1888-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Virgie Gartin, 90, of Centerburg, OH, were conducted Sunday, January 21 in Centerburg by the Rev. Chris Martin with burial in Eastview Cemetery. Mrs. Gartin died January 18 in the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Lula Mae Sheets of Sunburg, OH. Mrs. Gartin was born September 14, 1888, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Martha Adams Morris. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Sherman Gartin died in 1972. Additional survivors are two sons, Kenneth Gartin of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Bernard of Deltona, FL; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a nephew, Edgar Boling. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

GOSE, Nell (Stewart)

1895-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Nell Gose, 83, of Ashland, formerly of Lawrence County, were to be at 10 a.m. today, January 24, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Gose died Monday, January 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Gose was born May 24, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James Allen Stewart and Margaret McGranahan Stewart. Her husband, Frank Gose, died in 1966. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jack Kise, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Bill Blankenship and Mrs. Bill D. Sparks, both of Ashland, and Mrs. John Bryant, Lancaster, CA; three brothers, John Stewart and Robert Stewart both of Williamson, WV, and Fred Stewart of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

GRIFFITH, Charles Russell

1911-1979

Funeral services for Charles Russell Griffith67 of route 1, Webbville were conducted January 20 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery. Mr. Griffith was born July 18, 1911, at Cherokee, a son of the late John and Mary Belle Smith Griffith. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zella Elizabeth Ross Griffith, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Young of route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Lawrence Hicks of Columbus, a son, Earl Wayne Griffith of Morehead; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Fraley of Worthington; a brother, Ray Griffith of Worthington, 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

HAMMONDS, Otto

1920-1979

Funeral services for Otto Hammonds, 58, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted January 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Branham Cemetery. Mr. Hammonds died January 2 at the residence. Mr. Hammonds was born October 26, 1920, at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Frank and Emma Spurlock Hammonds. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Angey Baldridge Hammonds; a daughter,  Miss Reyna Hammonds at home; three sons, Gary R. Hammonds of Nicholasville, Danny C. Hammonds of Catlettsburg and Airman 1st Class William Hammonds of Ellsworth Air Force Base in south Dakota; five sisters, Mrs. Georgia Hughes of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Henry Kirk of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Rebecca Endicott of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Jewell Hollas of Somerset and Mrs. Lawrence Hammonds of Williamson, WV; a brother Paul Hammonds of Walbridge, OH and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1979

 

HANSHAW, Billy Paul Gene

1952-1979

Funeral services for Billy Paul Gene Hanshaw, 26, of Barboursville, KY, were conducted Monday, January 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hanshaw died January 4 at the residence of gunshot wounds. The Knox County Coroner has not made an official ruling as to the cause of death. Mr. Hanshaw was born April 17, 1952, a son of Virgil and Cordelia Hammons Hanshaw of Louisa. He was employed by Knox Motor Co of Barboursville. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Betty Trosper Hanshaw, a daughter, Miss Tiffany Joy Hanshaw of Louisa, four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Smith and Mrs. Sammy Davidson both of Columbus, Mrs. Bill Garner of Rocky Mount, NC and Mrs. Jim Myers of East Petersburg, PA; three brothers, David J. Hanshaw of Sanford, NC, Virgil Lee Hanshaw of Ashland and Curtis R. Hanshaw of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1979

 

HINKLE, Cora Allene

1905-1979

Funeral services for Charley native, Cora Allene Hinkle, 73, of Columbus, were conducted Monday, January 29 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hinkle died January 26 in Allen  Crest Nursing Home in Columbus. She was born March 23, 1905, at Charley, a daughter of the late Fred S. and Laura Belle Dials Hinkle. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Smith of Columbus; two sons, Raymond E. Hinkle of Columbus and James R. Hinkle of St. Lucie, FL; six sisters, Mrs. Jewell Ball of Louisville, Mrs. Wilma Varney of McAndrews, Mrs. Roberta McCloud of Sebring, FL, Mrs. Allene Wilson and Mrs. Florence Burkett, both of Vancouver, WA, and Mrs. Eula Brown of Woodland, WA; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1979

 

KELLEY, Maude (Queen)

1900-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Queen Kelley, 78, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted December 28 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. J. D. Mayhew. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Kelley died December 25 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Kelley was born November 5, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Eugene and Hattie Lambert Queen. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and was a member of the Garrett Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, W.D. Kelley died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irene Moore of Columbus, GA, three sons, Eugene E. Kelley of Southgate, MI, Gerald Kelley of Taylor, MI, and Toral Kelley of Wyandotte, MI; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1979

 

MARCUM, Sallie (Perry)

1907-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Marcum, 71, of route 1, Dunlow, WV, were conducted January 11 in the Crum Freewill Baptist Church by Willis Allen, minister. Burial was in Williamson Cemetery. Mrs. Marcum died January 8 in Louisa Community Hospital

following an extended illness. Mrs. Marcum was born November 15, 1907, at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Roy and Mary Marcum Perry. Surviving are six sons, Robert and Estill Marcum both of Chesapeake, VA, John W. Marcum of route 1, Dunlow, Willie Marcum of Columbus, Woodrow Marcum of Ewington, OH and Lacy Marcum of Ashland, OH; five daughters, Mrs. John Parsley and Mrs. Jack Diamond, both of Columbus, Mrs. Rod Webb of Ironton, Mrs. Dorothy Cain of Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Lawrence Ison of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Oscar Perry of Fort Gay and Lacy Perry of Starrett, WV; 21 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1979

 

MOORE, Matthew

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Matthew Moore, 62, of Oak Hill, OH were conducted January 11 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, route 3, Louisa by the Rev. John Fraley and the Rev. Kay Thompson. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. He died January 8 in Oak Hill Hospital. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, to the late Harrison and Myrtie McCarty Moore, and was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Thompson Moore; four sons, Eugene K. of Portsmouth, OH, Randall and Terry of Oak Hill, OH and Gary of Jackson, OH; three daughters, Phyllis Hall, Lorrain McGuire and tiny Moore, all of Oak Hill; three brothers, Wilson Moore, rout 3, Louisa, Levi Moore, Grove City, OH and Dave Moore of Ashville, OH; eight sisters, Mrs. Belva Howard and Mrs. Pauline Hayes of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Pearline Estep of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Zora Anders of Columbus, Mrs. Edith Thompson of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Ann Ward of Ashtabula, OH, Mrs. Ellen Marie Pack of Great Bend, KS and Mrs. Ethel Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1979

 

PARSONS, Mary (Webb)

1895-1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Parsons, 83, of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted December 29 in the old Pleasant Church by the Rev. Rudolph Thompson with burial in Parsons Cemetery. Mrs. Parsons died December 26 at the residence. Mrs. Parsons was born December 6, 1895, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Bert and Emma Webb. Her husband, Samuel Parsons, died in 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Stiltner, of route 1, Wayne, WV; five sons, Franklin, William D., Earl B. and Sylvester Parsons, all of route 2, Fort Gay and Arthur Parsons of route 1, Prichard, WV; a brother, Arthur Webb of Fort Gay; 27 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1979

 

ROGERS, Leslie

1907-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa minister, the Rev. Leslie Rogers, 71, of Ashland, were conducted January 19, in Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Harold Dorsey, with burial in Ashland. Rev. Rogers, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Ashland, since 1972 died January 17 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. The Rev. Mr. Rogers was born July 9, 1907, at Mt. Sterling, a son of the late Isaac and Martha Parsons Rogers. He had also served as pastor of churches in Hazard, Hindman, Ferguson, Maysville, Louisa, Pineville, Catlettsburg and Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Dyer Rogers, three daughters, Miss Mildred Rogers of Ashland, Mrs. Wanda Guy of Greenville, SC and Mrs. Ruth Skaggs of Hazard, a brother, Charles Rogers of Mt. Sterling and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

THOMPSON, Grace (Damron)

1892-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Thompson, 86, of Fort Gay, were conducted January 25 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Damron Cemetery at Radnor. Mrs. Thompson died January 23. Mrs. Thompson was born November 4, 1892, at Radnor, a daughter of the late Ruben and Emma Slone Damron. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Gagnon of New Orleans, a son, Clarence Stepp of Welch, WV, a sister, Mrs. Anna Stepp of Williamson, WV; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1979

 

WEBB, Arnold

1898-1979

Funeral services for Arnold Webb, 80, of Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday, January 23, in Peters Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Dick Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Webb died January 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born October 6, 1898, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Bert and Emma Webb. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Co., a member of Peters Chapel Church, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Webb, a daughter, Mrs. Clara Isaac of Route 2, Fort Gay; two sons, James Webb and Lindsey Webb, both of Fort Gay; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 25, 1979

 

WEBB, Nona (Cooksey)

1898-1979

Funeral services for Dennis native, Mrs. Nona Cooksey Webb, 80, of Ashland, were conducted Monday, January 29 in Dennis Chapel by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred VanHorn. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died January 26 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Webb was born September 12, 1898 at Dennis, the daughter of the late Andy and Lillie Christian Cooksey. She had resided in Ashland for 7 years and was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Ernest Webb, died in 1954. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Smith of route 1, Webbville, a son, Kenton Webb of Route 6, Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Ada Wright of Chillicothe, OH; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1979

 

WORKMAN, Lace

1900-1979

Funeral services for Lace Workman, 78, of Fort Gay, were conducted January 6 in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Workman was born February 22, 1900, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Ursher and Elizabeth Rowe Workman. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway and a member of the Railroad Brotherhood. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Anna Vinson Workman; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Lemaster of route 1 Fort Gay, Mrs. Fannie Wallace of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Kay Phillips of Akron, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hess of Portsmouth, Mrs. Willie Bayes of Peebles, OH, and Mrs. Marie Vaught of Eggleston, VA; three brothers, Bruce Workman of Florida, Lucian Workman of Fort Gay and Harry Workman of Mansfield, OH; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1979

 

YOUNG, Delia (Bauer)

Funeral services for Delia Bauer Young, 88 of Columbus were conducted January 26 in Columbus with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West Jefferson, OH. Mrs. Young died January 24 in Mt. Carmel Hospital East. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Frederick Young of Marshall, TX and George D. Young of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. James Edgar, Mrs. A. W. Clemmer both of Columbus and Mrs. Don Stiles of California; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, January 31, 1979

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BELLOMY, Therman

1920-1979

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Therman Bellomy, 58, of Kenova were conducted February 1 in the Hubbardstown Methodist Church Burial was in Church Cemetery, Eastern Star conducted services at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Heston Funeral Home. Vinson Masonic Lodge #66 F & AM conducted graveside services. Mr. Bellomy died January 29 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Bellomy was born July 31, 1920, at Hubbardstwon, a son of Marsh Bellomy of Kenova and the late Ida Ellis Bellomy. He was a main dispatcher for the Chessie System in Huntington and a member and deacon of the Hubbardstown Freewill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Vinson Lodge #66 F & AM of Fort Gay and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 of Kenova. He was the treasurer of Kenova Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Holt Bellomy, a daughter, Mrs. Lavonne Roberts of Louisa, a son, James Robert Bellomy, Kenova, WV, two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hooser of Hubbardstown and Mrs. Gladys King of Rush and four brothers, Elijah Bellomy of Lexington, Bob Bellomy of Wayne, WV, Marsh Bellomy, Jr. of Gahanna, OH and Claude Bellomy of  Wooster, OH and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

BLANKENSHIP, Leota (Murphy)

1897-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Leota Blankenship, 81, of Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland, were conducted February 5 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland by the Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship died February 1 at the nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born November 6, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Samantha Perkins Murphy. She had lived most of her life in Ashland and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Richard D. Murphy died in 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Spears of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Martha Ellen Nestell and Mrs. Mary Margaret Wilson of Saginaw, MI, two sons, William M. Blankenship of Kingsville, TX and James H. Blankenship of Ventura, CA; a brother, Sherman Murphy of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, February 7, 1979

 

CHAFFIN, Lawrence

1900-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence Chaffin, 78, of route 1, Crum, were conducted February 8 in the Point Section Church of Christ by minister Teddy Preston. Burial was in Copley Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died February 5. Mr. Chaffin was born April 11, 1900, in Martin County, a son of the late Henry and Vickie Pertee Chaffin. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway and he was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Hazel Copley Chaffin died in 1975. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Romaine Bowen of Louisa, Mrs. Ethel Harless of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Ruth Endicott of Inez, Mrs. Delsa Evans of Columbus, Mrs. Shirley Gartin of Fort Gay, Mrs. Beulah Reynolds of Genoa, WV, and Mrs. Wanda Hodge of Webb, WV; four sons, Loyd Chaffin of Fort Gay, Charles Chaffin of Columbus, and Wilkie and James Chaffin , both of Genoa; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Evans of Waverly and Mrs. Polly Carroll, Mrs. Gracy Evans and Mrs. Sarah Copley, all of Webb and four brothers, Homer Chaffin of Waverly, Freelin and Boyd Chaffin, both of Lorain,  OH and Truman Chaffin of Columbus, OH; 39 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1979

 

CHRISTIAN, James Walter

Funeral services for James Walter Christian of Huntington were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday February 7 in Reger Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Christian died February 4. He was born in Wayne County, a son of the late Curtis and Stella Trogdon Christian and was a retired inspector for Houdaille Industries with 26 years service. A veteran of World War II with the Air Corps he was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen D. Christian, one son, W. Richard Christian with the military police at Ft. Eustas, VA, three daughters, Mrs. Ted (Judy) Childs of Huntington, Mrs. Gary (Jean) Langley of Shreveport, LA and Mrs. Stephen (Jane)Diamond of Culloden; three brothers, Roy Christian of South Point, OH, Rex Christian of Huntington and Everette Christian of Baltimore, MD; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ball of Genoa, Mrs. Ruby Jackson of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Virginia Lycan of Louisa and Mrs. Marybelle Castle of Fort Gay and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

CORMAN, Matie E. (Dean)

1900-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Matie E. Corman, 78 of Indialanic, FLwerfe conducted February 7 in Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Corman died in a convalescent center in Indialanic. Mrs. Corman was born July 31, 1900, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Horatio and Lillian Cooksey Dean. She had resided in Florida since 1977. Her husband, Charles H. Corman, died in 1967. Surviving are a son, Dr. Charles D. Corman of Indialanic; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Johnston of Huntington; a brother, Homer J. Dean of Charleston, WV and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1979

 

CRACE, John S.

1908-1979

Graveside rites for John S. Crace 71, of Louisa, were conducted February 26 in Greenlawn Cemetery by minister James S. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Crace died February 24 in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Crace was born February 18, 1908, in Johnson County, a son of the late Lee and Sina Blanton Crace. He was a retired building contractor and a veteran of World War II Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Spurlock Crace, a daughter, Mrs. Dianne Preece of Louisa, a son, Fred Crace of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Blanton of Oil Springs and Mrs. Ruth Bailes of Gallipolis, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

DAVIS, Riley

1895-1979

Funeral services for Riley Davis, 83, of Louisa were conducted Saturday, February 10 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Wednesday, February 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Davis was born April 28, 1895 at Nolan, WV, a son of the late Samuel and Betty Starr Davis. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Josie Williamson Davis died in 1977. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Louise Benson and Mrs. Odalene Smith both of route 2 Fort Gay, Mrs. Leona Belcher of Havaco, WV, Mrs. Betty Sammons of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Donna Sue Gartin of route 5, Louisa, four sons, Glen David and Riley Davis, Jr., both of Wheelersburg, Sam Davis of Mullan, ID, and Clyde Davis of Beaver Dam, VA; 36 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1979

 

EVANS, Cecil Albert

1923-1979

Funeral services for Cecil Albert Evans, 55, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted February 16 in Temple Bell Church by ministers Sammie Branham and Liss Bowen. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mr. Evans died February 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Evans was born November 22, 1923 at Webb, WV, a son of Mrs. Sadie Romans Evans of route 5, Louisa, and the late John Smith Evans. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and West Virginia Railway and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Short Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Evans of Marion, OH and Mrs. Lana Dale Perry of Kermit, WV; four sons, John D. and Ralph D. Evans both of route 5, Louisa, Robert B. Evans of route 2, Fort Gay and Cecil L. Evans at home; five sisters, Mr. Lorain Marcum, and Mrs. Anna Merle Dalton, both of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Marie Short of Batavia, OH , Mrs. Julia Mae Gartin of Columbus and Mrs. Shirley Blair of Ashland; three brothers, Roy E. Evans of Crum, WV, Virgil R. Evans of  Charleston, SC and Estel Evans of Iowa and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

GALLION, Crate

1919-1979

Funeral services for Crate Gallion, 59, of route 1, Webbville, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 22 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery at Needmore. Mr. Gallion died February 18, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Gallion was born March 9, 1919, in Elliott County, a son of the late Ossie and Mary Kitchen Gallion. His wife, Emma Cotton Gallion, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Crate Gallion, Jr., and James Gallion, both of Columbus, OH, and Greg Gallion of Circleville, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Sloas of Grayson, Mrs. Linda Karshen and Mrs. Veldia Dourne, both of Circleville and Miss Diane Gallion of Columbus; two brothers, Virgil Gallion of Ashland and Edgil Gallion of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Leadingham and Mrs. Donald Hatfield both of Ashland, Mrs. Elizabeth Stromick of Silver Springs, MD and Mrs. Lorane Griffin of Pompano Beach, FL and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1979

 

GAMBLE, Rev. Filmore

1900-1979

Funeral services for the Rev. Filmore Gamble, 78, of Louisa, were conducted February 24 in the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. C. C. Hall and the Rev. Scott Castle. Burial was in Highland-Mead Memorial Gardens. Rev. Gamble died February 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Gamble was born August 24, 1900, at Flat Fork, a son of the late Will and Elizabeth Cantrell Gamble. He was a retired employee of Armco, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delphe Mead Gamble; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jean Hayes of Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cox of Ohio, two stepsons, Basil Hayes and Robert Hayes, both of Columbus, four sisters, Mrs. Sara Slone of Lacey, Miss Nettie Gamble of New Carlisle, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Stepp of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Rebecca Lovely of Ohio and three brothers, John Gamble of Lick Creek and Lonnie Gamble and Jesse Gamble both of West Liberty. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

JAMES, Norma (Sturgill)

1922-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma James, 56, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday February 12 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Crider. Burial was in Mary Chapel Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. James died Saturday, February 10 in Louisa Community Hospital following and extended illness. Mrs. James was born May 6, 1922 at Inez, a daughter of Lizzie Musick Sturgill of route 1, Louisa and the late Charlie Sturgill. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, John Henry James; a daughter, Mrs. Willard Keene of Rowe, VA; a son, Darwin Woodrow James of route 1, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fulford of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Herbie Endicott of Endicott and Mrs. Ernest Conley of Grove City, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1979

 

JUSTICE, Richard L.

Lawrence County's first highway fatality of 1979 was recorded early Tuesday when an empty gasoline tractor-trailer crashed headon into a four-wheel drive vehicle 8 miles south of Louisa. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Curnutte said Richard L. Justice, 33, of Lowmansville was killed when his 1978 GMC Jimmy was headed south in the north lane of U S 23. The 3:01 a.m. crash occurred when a 1976 Mack tractor pulling an empty gasoline trailer, owned by Ford Bulk, Inc. of Catlettsburg, traveling north attempted to swerve and avoid the collision. The vehicle was driven by Charles L. Justice, 40, route 2, Catlettsburg, no kin to the dead driver, Trooper Curnutte reported. He was not injured. The collision occurred in the center of the highway as tractor-trailer driver attempted to swerve, Curnutte added. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1979

 

MARCUM, Sam

1908-1979

Funeral services for Sam Marcum, 71, of route 1, Crum, WV were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 in the Crum Church of Christ with burial in Anderson Marcum Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died February 4 in Louisa Community  Hospital. Mr. Marcum was born January 1, 1908, at Crum, a son of the late William and Louisiana Pertee Martin. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Ann Trout Marcum; a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Lee McCoy of route 1, Crum; a son, James Trout of route 1, Crum, and a brother, Calvin Marcum of Huntington. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

MEREDITH, Everett

1905-1979

Funeral services for Everett Meredith of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, February 5 in Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Carter and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Meredith Cemetery. Mr. Meredith died February 3 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Meredith is survived by his wife, two sons, three sisters, one brother, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

MOORE, David

1924-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native David Moore, 53, of Columbus were conducted Monday February 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Thompson. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Moore died February 24. Mr. Moore was born September 18, 1924 at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Charlie and Florence Berry Moore. He was employed at the Doctors Hospital in Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy McDowell Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Queen of Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. Priscilla Robinson of Reynoldsburg, OH, two sons, Bill Moore of Pataskala and David Moore of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Danie Short and Mrs. Emily Short both of Columbus, three brothers, Blaine Moore of Summit Station, OH, Wayne Moore of Pataskala and Hillen Moore of Alexandria, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

MOORE, Linda (Bond)

1941-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Bond Moore, 38, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted January 31 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. Elmer Burchwell, Sr. Burial was in Bond Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died January 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Moore was born January 14, 1941 at Busseyville, a daughter of Rev. Harold Bond of Louisa and the late Opal Damron Bond. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Buddy Ray Moore, a daughter, Miss Della Rae Moore at home, two sons, Gary Dale Moore and Phillip Eugene Moore, both at home; two sisters, Miss Mary Elizabeth Bond of Louisa and Mrs. Thelma Ellene Fugitt of route 1, Louisa, and three brothers, William James Bond of Columbus and Harold Edgel Bond and Charles Robert Bond both of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

PREECE, Pauline (Bush)

1918-1979

Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Mrs. Pauline Bush Preece, 60, of Cincinnati were conducted February 10 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Baker with burial in Preece Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Preece died February 7 in Cincinnati following an extended illness. Mrs. Preece was born March 20, 1918 in Tuscola, a daughter of the late John and Mary Cornwell Bush. Surviving are her husband, Haskell Preece, two daughters, Mrs. Stella LaFleur and Mrs. Brenda Owen, both of Cincinnati, a son, Ted Preece of Cincinnati, two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Highley of Ashland and Mrs. Virginia Knox of Middletown, OH and a brother, John Paul Bush of route 4, Louisa, Big Sandy News, February 14, 1979

 

PREECE, Pearl (Borders)

1909-1979

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Pearl Borders Preece, 69, of Columbus were conducted February 24 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Preece Cemetery. Mrs. Preece died February 21 in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Preece was born February 6, 1909 at Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Arthur and Elna Preece. She was a laundress and member of Jehovah's Witness. Her husband, Uriah Preece, died in 1950. Surviving are her stepmother, Mrs. Ora Borders of Ulysses, five daughters, Mrs. Custer Meek of Columbus, Mrs. Bobby Hunter of Woodstock, GA, Mrs. Bennie Hall of New Whiteland, IN, Mrs. Dewey Preston of Hamilton, OH, and Mrs. Charles Chenoweth of Columbus, three sons, Charles O. Preece of Hamilton, Derl C. Preece of Jacksonville, FL, and Claude A. Preece of Kentucky; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Jones of Portsmouth and Mrs. Ruth Lycans of Ulysses; three brothers, Raymond Preece of West Jefferson, OH, Arthur Preece, Jr., of  Alton, OH and Julius Preece of Montana; and two stepbrothers, Deck Preston of Columbus and Earl Preston of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

QUEEN, Bert

1905-1979

Bert Queen, 73, of route 4, Louisa, died February 20 at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Queen was born March 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jay and Alice Queen. Survivors include two sons, Jay Queen of Mississippi and Bert Queen, Jr. of Massachusetts. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland are incomplete. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1979

 

Funeral services for Bert Queen, 73, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted February 23 in Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lambert Family cemetery. Mr. Queen died February 20. Mr. Queen was born March 5, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jay N. and Alice Lambert Queen. He was a retired millwright, a life-long resident of Lawrence County, and a member of the Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Holbrooks of Columbus; two sons, Jay E. Queen of route 4, Louisa and Bert Queen, Jr., of Dracut, Mass., a brother, Raymond Queen of Flatwoods; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big  Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

RATLIFF, Columbus

1911-1979

Funeral services for Columbus Ratliff, 67, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted February 25 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn with burial in Ratliff Cemetery. Mr. Ratliff died February 22. Mr. Ratliff was born November 19, 1911, in Edgartown, WV, a son of the late Payton and Parlee Lockard Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Charles Ratliff, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Starr of Columbus and Mrs. Reba Hathaway of route 4, Louisa, five sons, Christopher C., George, Roger, Bobby and Larry Gene Ratliff, all of route 4 Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Willie Mounts of Edgartown a brother, George Ratliff of Fort Gay, 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1979

 

RENFROE, Vivian (Robinson)

1907-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Robinson Renfroe, 71, of route 3, Ashland, sister of Homer Robinson of Louisa, were conducted February 3 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Ival Price and the Rev. J. D. Meadors. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Renfroe died January 31 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Renfroe was born December 21, 1907 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late William E. and Mollie Pennington Robinson. Additional survivors are her husband, Virgil Renfroe, two sons, George W. and Ernest V. Renfroe, both of Ashland, four daughters, Mrs. Delores Pennington, Mrs. Mary Lou Geyer and Mrs. Mollie Geyer all of Ashland and Mrs. Nancy White of Milton, WV; three other brothers, John W. Robinson of South Point, George I. Robinson of Westwood and James Robinson of Vallejo, CA; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Yoh of Huntington, Mrs. Goldie Holbrook of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Laura McCoy of Southgate, MI, and Mrs. Lora Rose of Westwood, a granddaughter whom she reared, Mrs. Robert McMaster of Milton; 12 other grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

RIFFE, Jennie Belle (Beaire)

Funeral services for former Louisa resident, Mrs. Jennie Belle Beaire Riffe, were conducted February 3 in Beard Mortuary in Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Riffe died February 1 in a Huntington hospital, and was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Survivors include her husband, John Riffe of Huntington, a Lawrence county native, and a son, Tom Riffe, of Indiana. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

 

ROBERTS, Willis Buck

1913-1979

Funeral services for Willis Buck Roberts, 65, of Martha, were conducted Saturday, February 10 at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery at Flat Gap. Mr. Roberts died Wednesday February 7 Mr. Roberts was born October 3, 1913 at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Mart and Hattie Holbrook Roberts. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Fyffe Roberts, three daughters, Mrs. Doris Mollette of Butler, PA, Mrs. Mary Stonebreaker of Vancouver, WV and Mrs. Jessie Roberts of Paintsville; four sons, William D. Roberts of Mingo Junction, OH, Willis R. Roberts of Louisa, Johnny Roberts of Flat Gap and Joseph A. Roberts of Wittensville; three sisters, Mrs. June Preston and Mrs. Mae McMannis both of Ashland, and Mrs. Merrill Mackintosh of Lancaster, TN, a brother, Hugh Roberts of route 1, Louisa and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1979

 

SAVAGE, Rex B.

1925-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rex B. Savage, 54, of route 1, Rush, were conducted Tuesday February 20 in Kilgore Methodist Church by the Rev. Johnny Little. Burial was in Savage Cemetery. Mr. Savage died February 18 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Savage was born January 14, 1925,  in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Jenny Thornsbury of Rush and the late Chris (Babe) Savage. He was a retired employee of Ashland Asphalt Paving Co., He was a member of the Kilgore Methodist Church and veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Edith Jean Thompson Savage, a son, Randall Bruce Savage, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Jean Carter and Mrs. Dreama Faye Thomas, both of Rush, a brother, Waldon Savage of Vanceburg, two half-brothers, Russell Savage of Ironton and Jack Thornsbury of Rush; a half sister, Mrs. Maxine Fry of Barrett, WV and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1979

 

VANHORN, Addie Marie (Riley)

1898-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Marie Vanhorn, 80, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted February 3 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Buck Elkins Cemetery at Star Route, Louisa. Mrs. Vanhorn died February 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Vanhorn was born February 7, 1898, at Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Susan Harmon Riley. Her husband, James Vanhorn died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garnet Workman of Louisa, two sons, James Edward Vanhorn of route 1, Louisa and Daniel Delmore Vanhorn of route 4, Louisa, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1979

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ADAMS, Donald

1928-1979

Funeral services for Donald Adams, 51, of Blaine, brother of Louisa Police Chief Leonard Adams, Jr., were conducted March 17 in Heston Funeral Home by Marvin Salyers, minister. Burial was in Adams Cemetery. Mr. Adams was found dead March 14 in a field near his home Lawrence Coroner Dr. John Ryan, Jr., said the gunshot wound was accidental. Coroner Ryan said the body was found in a field near a creek bank with a wound from 1 30-30 rifle bullet. Mr. Adams was born February 28, 1928, in Ashland, a son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Moore Adams. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josephine Hedrick Adams; one daughter, Donna Jo Adams, Louisa, two sisters, Lucy Belle Wilson of Orlando, FL and Mary Lou Jordan of Columbus, OH; other brothers, Raymond Adams of Tacoma, WV and Robert Adams of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1979

 

ADAMS, James L.

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, James L. Adams, 90, of Waverly, OH, were conducted February 28 in Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly by the Rev. Don Sheets and Rev. James Justice. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. He was the father of Pete Adams of Webbville. Additional survivors include his wife, another son, four step sons, two daughters, a step daughter, 17 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren and 8 great-great step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

AUSTIN, Ernest

1909-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Ernest Austin, 69, of Jamestown, OH, were conducted March 28 in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. He died March 25, in Xenia, OH hospital. Mr. Austin was born July 22, 1909, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Cynthia Curnutte Austin. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hall of Xenia, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Johnson of Huntington and Mrs. Harold Diamond of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

BAYES, Lana Belva (McKinney)

1919-1979

Funeral services for Webbville native, Mrs. Lana Belva McKinney Bayes, 59, of Grayson were conducted February 27 in Malone Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Waggoner. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Bayes died February 24 at the residence. She was born April 30,1 919, in Lawrence County near Webbville, daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Stewart McKinney. Surviving are her husband, James G. Bayes, Grayson; three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Jean Walker of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Melanie Maggard of Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Sue K. Petty of Lexington, three sisters, Mrs. Nora Stewart of Ashland, Mrs. Nannie Pennington, Webbville, and Mrs. Ludella Hunter of Joplin, MO; two brothers, Leonard McKinney of Louisville, and Lovell McKinney of Oberlin, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

BRANHAM, Leatrice (Moore)

Funeral services for Mrs. Leatrice Joy Moore Branham, 52, of Lutz, FL were conducted February 23 in F. T. Blout Funeral Home with burial there. Mrs. Branham died February 21. Mrs. Branham was a native of Kentucky and had lived in the Tampa Bay area for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Edgar A. Branham, Lutz, one daughter, Mrs. Linda Kay Evan, Tampa, one son, David A. Branham, Tampa, one grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Maxine Pickrell, Tampa, three brothers, Billy Moore, Tampa, Gene Moore, Dayton, OH, and Donald J. Moore, Phoenix, AZ, and parents, Rev. and Mrs. Willie Moore, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

COOK, Dow

1904-1979

Funeral services for Dow Cook, 75, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted March 12, in Brushy Fork United Baptist Church, Blaine, by minister Jarrett Caudill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cook died March 9 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Cook was born January 19, 1904, in Knott County, a son of the late Emon and Martha Mullens Cook. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Anna Hall Cook, died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Stanley of Cincinnati; two sons, Earl Cook of Adams and Allen Cook of route 3, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Lena Leonard of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Nebraska Martin of Van Lear; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

DIAMOND, Kay

1897-1979

Funeral services for Kay Diamond, 81, of Batavia, OH, formerly of Lawrence County were conducted Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery, star route , Louisa. Mr. Diamond died March 16 in Batavia following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born November 20, 1897 in Lawrence County, the son of the late Charles and Carrie Holly Diamond. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mae Garrison of Columbus, and Mrs. Ruth Ratliff of Ironton, OH, two sons, Thomas Diamond of Williamsburg, OH and Donald Diamond of Springfield, OH, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1979

 

DOUGLAS, Jack Oakie

Funeral services for Jack Oakie Douglas, Sr., 76, of route 2, Louisa, were Sunday, March 25 at the Tyree Funeral Home. Burial services were 2 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Park at Oak Hill, WV. The Rev. Ernest Barley officiated. Mr. Douglas died March 22 at the Louisa Community Hospital. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Ida  Anna Douglas. Also surviving are two sons, Jack O. Douglas, Jr.,  of Chula Vista, CA and George R. Douglas, Columbus, OH, two daughters in law and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

ELFNER, Donna Pauline (McPeck)

1906-1979

Graveside services for Mrs. Donna Pauline Elfner, 72, of Louisa were conducted Sunday, March 25 in Miami Memorial Park, Piqua, OH. Mrs. Elfner, died March 22 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born November 6, 1906, daughter of the late John Huber and Ica Belle Garvin McPeck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Elfner and a daughter Constance Zimmerman. Survivors include five grandchildren, Andy, Timothy, Mark, Matthew and Luke Zimmerman. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

ETCHASON, Lorna (Kelley)

1920-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Lorna Etchason, 58, of Cincinnati, were conducted February 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Etchason died February 19 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Mrs. Etchason was born April 14, 1920, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Carrie Adams Jordan of route 1, Fort Gay and the late Garfield Kelly. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Melvin Etchason, four sisters, Mrs. Mae Frazier of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Minerva Adkins of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Goldie Perman of Greenfield, IN and Mrs. Jean Destefino of Cincinnati, and 2 step daughters, Mrs. Nancy Hess and Mrs. Henrietta Wilson both of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

EVANS, Cecil Albert

1923-1979

Funeral services for Cecil Albert Evans, 55, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted February 16 in Temple Bell Church by ministers Sammie Branham and Liss Bowen. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mr. Evans died February 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Evans was born November 22, 1923 at Webb, WV, a son of Mrs. Sadie Romans Evans of route 5, Louisa, and the late John Smith Evans. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and West Virginia Railway and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Short Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Evans of Marion, OH and Mrs. Lana Dale Perry of Kermit, WV; four sons, John D. and Ralph D. Evans both of route 5, Louisa, Robert B. Evans of route 2, Fort Gay and Cecil L. Evans at home; five sisters, Mr. Lorain Marcum, and Mrs. Anna Merle Dalton, both of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Marie Short of Batavia, OH , Mrs. Julia Mae Gartin of Columbus and Mrs. Shirley Blair of Ashland; three brothers, Roy E. Evans of Crum, WV, Virgil R. Evans of  Charleston, SC and Estel Evans of Iowa and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

FLUTY, Beth (Lester)

1934-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Beth L. Fluty, 44 of Fort Gay will be conducted Thursday, March 22 in Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Carter. Burial will be in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mrs. Fluty died Monday March 19 at the residence following an extended illness. She was born May 13, 1934 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Muss N. and Midge Billups Lester. She was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Wayne Chapter #156. Survivors include the husband, Harold Fluty, one daughter, Midge Ellas Fluty, at home, one son, Eric C. Fluty, at home, one sister, Miss Gussie Lester of Fort Gay, one brother, Roy J. Lester of Wathara, KS, one niece and four nephews. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1979

 

GARRED, E. W.

1912-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence native and former Catlettsburg physician E. W. Garred, M.D., 66, were conducted March 1 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Garred Cemetery in Lawrence County. Dr. Garred, who resided at Robin Lane in Catlettsburg, died February 27 at the residence following an extended illness. He retired from practice last year. Dr. Garred was born November 15, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lee A. and Jenny Elma Garred. He was a graduate of Louisa High School, Marshall University and the University of Louisville Medical College. He did graduate work at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, WA and at the Mayo Clinic. He was with the U. S. Army Medical Corps in World War II. He had practiced in Milton, WV and began practice in Catlettsburg in 1945. He was a member of the Boyd County Medical Society, the Kentucky Medical Society, the Society of Abdominal Surgeons, the Society of South Eastern Surgical Association and the International Society of Proctology. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Carleton Garred, a son, David C. Garred of Sarasota, FL, a daughter, Mrs. Lee Ann Salmon of Sevierville, TN, a brother, Dr. U. V. Garred of Whitting, IA; two sisters, Mrs. Alonzo Arrington of Louisa and Mrs. Lewis C. Richmond of Fort Lauderdale, FL and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

HARLESS, Ruth B. (Roberts)

1897-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth B. Harless, 82, of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted March 24 in Wilson Chapel. Burial was in Harless Cemetery. Mrs. Harless died March 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Harless was born March 2, 1897, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Vergie Thompson Roberts. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a merchant. Her husband, William Harless died in 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Sword of route 2, Fort Gay and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

HOBBS, Mae (Alley)

1903-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mae Hobbs, 75, of route 5, Inez, were conducted March 7 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Jarrell Cemetery. Mrs. Hobbs died March 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Hobbs was born May 20, 1903, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late T. W. and Elizabeth Horn Alley. She was a member of the Big Elk Freewill Baptist Church. Her first husband, Columbus Hobbs preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, John Hobbs, three sons, Don Hobbs of Wurtland, OH, Columbus Hobbs of Ashland, and Arthur Hobbs of Thronsville, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Testerman and Mrs. Betty Sluss both of Inez, Mrs. Jean Geitgey of Wadsworth, OH and Mrs. Barbara Farmer of Akron, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Maynard and Mrs. Virgie Maynard, both of route 5, Louisa, 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

HOLBROOK, Elizabeth (Casey)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook, 76, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Monday, March 19, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Casey Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook died March 16 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Holbrook was born October 24, 1902, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Cora Lambert Casey. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, William Earl Holbrook, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Holbrook of Thornwood, NY, Mrs. Connie Sparrow of Irvin, TX and Mrs. John Handy of Crossville, TN, a son, Dr. James Holbrook of Irvin, three sisters, Mrs. Mona Bentley and Mrs. Opal Hatcher both of Louisa, and Mrs. Neva Scott of Dayton, OH, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1979

 

JOHNS, Ellis

1908-1979

Funeral services for Ellis Johns, 70 of Louisa were conducted March 25 at the Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Johns died March 23. Mr. Johns was born May 8, 1908, in Louisa, a son of the late Charlie and Georgia Freeze Johns. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are a nephew, Homer Burgess of New York, a niece, Miss Georgianna Burgess of Louisa, and two great nieces, Misses April Ann and September Rain Burgess both of New York. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

JOHNSON, Homer

1907-1979

Funeral services for Blaine native, Homer Johnson, 72, of Ashland were conducted March 13 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy Chism and the Rv. Acy Gibson. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. He died March 10 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born February 13, 1907, at Blaine, a son of the late Elisha and Arvena Gamble Johnson. He was a retired employee of Armco, Inc. a member of the Church of God, attended the Normal Morehead Teacher College and had taught in Blaine. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary Johnson and Mrs. Nancy Elswick, both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

LYON, Anna Margaret (Ferguson)

1889-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Margaret Ferguson Lyon, 90, of Louisa, were conducted March 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery. Mrs. Lyon died March 21 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Lyon was born March 21, 1889 at Keaton, a daughter of the late Manford and Sebra Elizabeth Fyffe. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Sanford Lyon, died in 1951. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Opal Lyon of Louisa and Mrs. Sylvester Ball of Bel Air, MD, three sons, Buell and Jesse Lyon, both of Louisa and Robert D. Lyon of Orlando, FL, a stepson, Roscoe C. Lyon of Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Roger Clark of Springfield, OH, 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were great grandsons, Jim David Lyon, Craig Lyon, Brad Lyon, David Patton, Kevin Patton, Dale Smiley and Jim Paul Smiley. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

LYONS, Bessie (Vanhoose)

1906-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence native, Mrs. Bessie Vanhoose Lyons, 72, of route 5, Ashland were conducted Wednesday, March 7 in the Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was to be in Golden Oak Memory Gardens. Mrs. Lyons died March 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Lyons was born December 18, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John V. and Tallahassee Estep Vanhoose. She was a member of the Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Ezekiel Lyons, four sons, James and Paul D. Lyons, both of Columbus, IN and Gerald L. and Walter Lyons, both of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Kay Miller of Ashland, two brothers, Glen Vanhoose of Ashland and Douglas Vanhoose of Somerset, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Violet Layne of Tracy City, TN, Mrs. Neva Belcher of South Ben,, IN, Mrs. Dorothy Lemaster of Asheville, OH and Mrs. Mary Lou Spivey of Orlando, FL, 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1979

 

MADDY, Georgia (Cooksey)

1901-1979

Funeral services for  Mrs. Georgia Cooksey Maddy, 77 of Fallsburg were conducted Saturday, March 17 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Maddy Cemetery. Mrs. Maddy died Wednesday March 14. Mrs. Maddy was born November 21, 1901 at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Katherine Cooksey. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Surviving are her husband, Bill Maddy, a daughter, Mrs. Billie A. Pigman of Fallsburg, four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Merritt and Mrs. Lucy Watson, both of Louisa, Mrs. Eva Collins of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Norma Jean Vaughn of Lexington, four brothers, J. J. Jordan and William O. Jordan, both of Louisa, Waldeck Jordan of Christiansburg, VA, and Don Jordan of Cincinnati, six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

MAYNARD, Neville Lynn

1916-1979

Funeral services for Neville Maynard, 62, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted March 8 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lost Creek. Mr. Maynard died March 5. Mr. Maynard was born August 17, 1916, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late McKinley and Lexie Frazier Maynard. He was a deacon in the Freewill Baptist Church for 7 years and a member of the UTU Brotherhood. He was a retired yard conductor for the Norfolk and Western Railway. Surviving are his wife, Ms. Serilda Napier Maynard, a daughter Mrs. Josephine Perry of Glenhayes, six sons, Frederick Maynard of Turkey Creek, Larry, Ronald, and John Maynard, all of Lost Creek, WV, James Maynard of Belfry and Daniel Maynard of Chattaroy, WV; a foster son, Frederick Deskins of Sister Branch, two sisters, Mrs. Minerva Little of Lost Creek and Mrs. Tammie Meddings of Crum, WV; four brothers, Maxwell Maynard of Glenhayes, Charles Maynard of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dombey Maynard of Forest Hills, and Darrell Maynard of Lost Creek and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

MOORE, Opal Frances (Hutchinson)

1928-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Frances Moore, 51, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted March 24 in Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in White Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died March 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Moore was born February 26, 1928 in Boyd County, a daughter of Claude and Fannie Kouns Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Victor F. Moore, four daughters, Mrs. Patty Laney of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Louanna Layne of route 4, Catlettsburg and Misses Teresa Lynn Moore and Connie Sue Moore, both at home, two sons, Billy Fannin Moore of Louisa and Victor E. Moore, Jr., at home, three sisters, Mrs. Helen Cordle of Rush, Mrs. Virginia Queen of Flatwoods and Mrs. Margo Johnson of Columbus, three brothers, Glenn Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa, Claude Hutchinson of Delleville, MI, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

MUNCY, Taylor

1900-1979

Funeral services for Taylor Muncy, 78, of Fallsburg, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Muncy died Sunday, March 18 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Muncy was born March 25, 1900 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Gustavis and Sophia Layne Muncy. He was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sons, Eugene Muncy of Kent, OH and Glen Thomas Muncy of Seattle, WA; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Nickell Shannon and Mrs. Linda Nelson both of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Columbus and Mrs. Mexie Duvall of Owensboro and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1979

 

ROBERTSON, Cecil

1912-1979

Funeral services for Cecil Robertson, 67, of Louisa were conducted March 10 in the Oak Grove  Church by minister Joe  Dolen. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Robertson died March 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Robertson was born January 28, 1912, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Cal and Rebecca Robinson Robertson. He was a retired employee of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Dunn Robertson, four sons, Claude and Delbert Robertson, both of route 2, Fort Gay, Curtis Robertson of Fort Gay and Cecil Edward Robertson at home, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lou Zetters of route 3, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Webb of route 2, Fort Gay, three brothers, Boyd and Willie Robertson, both of route 2, Fort Gay and John Robertson of Fort Gay and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

STURGILL, Emma (Whitley)

1901-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Emma Whitley Sturgill, 77, of Westwood in Boyd County, were conducted March 12 in the Hoods Creek United Baptist Church by Elders Prater Blair and Paul Turner. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Sturgill whose husband, Elder James David Sturgill died in 1973, died March 10 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Sturgill was born September 9, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Ellen Riggs Whitley. She was a charter member of the Westwood Hoods Creek Falls United Baptist Church. Surviving are seven sons, John W., Wilbur G., Delmar G., Paul J., and Harold J. Sturgill, all of Westwood, James D. Sturgill, Jr., of Ashland and Everett G. Sturgill of Summit, four daughters, Mrs. Neva Joy Conley of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Sandy Evans of Grayson, and Mrs. Helen Moore and Mrs. Patty Owens both of Westwood, a half brother, Elmer Whitley of Sandy Hook, two step brothers, Dock Phillips of Mazie and Willie Phillips of Morehead, two half sisters, Mrs. Ivory Ferguson of Sandy Hook and Mrs. Inez Rhodes of Gahanna, OH; a step sister, Mrs. Lizzie Brickey of Isonville; 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1979

 

WILMINK, Brenda Kay (Plummer)

1949-1979

Mrs. Brenda Kay Wilmink, 29, formerly of Fort Gay, died March 25 in Springerville, Ark., following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wilmink was born November 23, 1949, in Louisa, a daughter of Bradford and Virgie Grimes Plummer of Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Charles Wilmink and a daughter, Miss Georgianne Benson of Fort Gay. The body is at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1979

 

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ALLEN, D. E.

1957-1979

Funeral services for D. E. Allen, 21, son of a former Louisa resident, were conducted April 9 in Worsham Baptist Church in Farmville, VA, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Allen died April 7 in Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was born April 18, 1957 in Farmville, son of Otis D. Allen and Louella Lentz Allen, both of Farmville. Until his illness, he was employed with the Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation in Farmville. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy C. Allen; two stepsons, Timmy and Michael Martin, all of Farmville; one sister, Mrs. Rhonda A. Kennon of Lucama, NC; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esta Allen of Farmville, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jean Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

BELLOMY, Marsh (Poppy)

1884-1979

Funeral services for ex-Fort Gay resident Marsh (Poppy) Bellomy, 94, of Kenova, were conducted April 6 in the Hubbardstown Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Skeens and the Rev. Glen Day. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bellomy died April 3. Mr. Bellomy was born July 1, 1884 at Hubbardstown, a son of the late Andy and Syrilda Perry Bellomy. He was a member of the Hubbardstown Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Ida Ellis Bellomy preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Hoosier of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Gladys King of Rush; four sons, Elijah Bellomy of Lexington, Bob Bellomy of Wayne, WV, Marsh Bellomy, Jr. of Gahanna, OH, and James Claude Bellomy of Wooster, OH; two brothers, Alonzo Bellomy of Prichard and Marion Bellomy of Kenova; 25 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1979

 

BOHL, Emma Mae (Rood)

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Mae Bohl, 84, of Louisa, were conducted April 19 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bohl died April 16, at the residence. Mrs. Bohl was a daughter of the late William and Matilda Mathson Rood. Surviving are her husband, John Bohl, two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Glen E. Nippert of Rhode Island, six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

CASTLE, Fred

1908-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Fred Castle, 70, of Columbus, were conducted April 3 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church route 1, Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Castle was born September 16, 1908, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Warren and Emma McKinster Castle. He was a laborer for Columbus Bolt Works, Inc. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Sandy Castle of Columbus, three sons, Donald, Freddie and Ronnie Castle, all of Columbus, and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Allen of Columbus. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1979

 

CAVINS, Pauline (Hampton)

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Hampton Cavins, 69, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted April 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter Johnson and the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Cavins died April 19 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born in Chatteroy, WV, a daughter of the late Taylor and Mary Little Hampton. Survivors include her husband, Rev. R. B. Cavins, three daughters, Helen of Mt. Clemons, MI, Linda of Fort Gay and Joyce of Dayton, OH, seven sons, Jay of Berkley, MI, Ronnie and Ruye, Jr., of Chesapeake, OH, Ernie of Augusta, Ray of South Point, OH, James of Lorraine, OH, and Johnny of Prichard, WV; two brothers Woodrow and Dewey Hampton of Williamson, WV; 28 grandchildren adn 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News April 25, 1979

 

FERRELL, Maude (Clarkson)

1888-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Ferrell, 91, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted April 11 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ferrell died April 9 at the residence. Mrs. Ferrell was born April 7, 1888, at Busseyville, a daughter of the late John and Lydia Roberts Clarkson. Surviving are her husband, Harrison Ferrell; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Osborne of Westerville, OH, Mrs. Lewis Martin of Columbus and Misses Violet and Lorain Ferrell, both of route 3, Louisa, a son, Jack Ferrell of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Martha Troyer of Michigan, two brothers, Clifford Clarkson of route 4, Louisa and Efford Clarkson of route 1, Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1979

 

FIELDS, Dorothy (Young)

1923-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Fields, 55, of Louisa, were conducted April 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammie Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Fields died April 18. Mrs. Fields was born July 13, 1923, at Job, a daughter of Mrs. Georgia Bowen Rowe of Louisa and the late Garfield Young. Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, Oscar Rowe, her husband, Joe Fields, four daughters, Mrs. Ivan Whaley of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Adkins, of Castalia, OH, Mrs. John Cox of Chapman and Mrs. James Artrip of Williamson, WV, two sons, James H. Fields of Castalia and Lonnie J. Fields of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Arnum Rowe of Detroit, MI and a brother, Arthur Young of Ashland and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

FYFFE, Hubert

1901-1979

Funeral services were conducted April 2 for Hubert B. Fyffe, 77 of route 5, Lucasville, OH with burial in Memorial Burial Park. He died March 30 at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH. He was born May 6, 1901, a son of the late Robert Fyffe and May Terry Fyffe of Martha. A retied employee of the N & W Railway Co. was a member of the church and Portsmouth Elk Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Fyffe, one grandson, William Robert Fyffe, both of route 5, Lucasville, a foster daughter, Mrs. Ronald Lapella of Cincinnati, one brother, Clyde Fyffe of Columbus and two sisters, Mrs. Guar Ferguson and Mrs. Paul Skaggs both of Martha, KY. Rev. Wayne Lowery officiated at the services. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1979

 

MARTIN, Clyde

1901-1979

Funeral services for Clyde Martin, 77, of Fallsburg, were conducted April 21 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Martin died April 18 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Martin was born October 20, 1901, at Marington, WV, a son of the late George W. and Annie Richardson Martin. He was a retired signalman for the Chessie System, a member of the United Baptist Church and of Railroad Brotherhood. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nona Mae Cooksey Martin, a son, George W. Martin of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Abrams and Mrs. Opal Blair, both of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Williams of California; a brother, Cecil P. Martin of Summerfield, FL, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

RATLIFF, Julia (Boyd)

1900-1979

Lawrence County's second traffic fatality of 1979 was recorded last week with the highway death of 78 years old Mrs. Julia Ratliff of route 2, Louisa. Kentucky State Trooper Dennis Stockton, said, Mrs. Ratliff was struck by a pickup truck driven north on U. S. 23 in front of Joanne's Market about 3:30 p.m. April 19. She died two hours later in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Driver of the truck John F. Short, 17, of Louisa, attempting to avoid hitting the elderly woman, skidded into the market parking area crashing into a parked truck, owned by James R. Lemaster, Trooper Stockton reported. No citations were issued, but the accident is under investigation, Trooper Stockton said. Mrs. Ratliff, a housewife, was the daughter of the late Henry and Katie Vanhoose Boyd. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bernard Ratliff of Moundsville, WV, three daughters, Margie Kestner of West Van Lear, Murriel Patrick of Columbus, Mary A. Miller of Canal Winchester, OH; one son, Henry H. Ratliff of Moundsville; two sisters, Lena Brown of Lucasville, OH and Jamie Boyd of Richardson, 27 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted April 23 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Arthur Preece and Florida Lyons with burial in the family cemetery. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez coordinated the services. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

RICE, Bernard

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Bernard E. Rice, 62, of Circleville, OH, were conducted April 9 at O. R. Woodyard, South High Chapel in Columbus, OH by Rev. Charles Wright. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Mr. Rice died April 5 at his residence. He was the oldest son of Dennie A. and the late Sarah Brainard Rice. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Crabtree Rice, two sons, James Allen of Circleville, OH, and Larry Thomas of Columbus, a daughter, Barbara Carol Gribbet of Mesa, AZ, 7 grandchildren, a brother, Ronald Rice of Louisa; two sisters, Bernice Rice Carroll of Switzer, WV, and Charlotte Rice Swann of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. He was the nephew of Violet Rice Prince of Star Route, Louisa, KY and Naaman Brainard of Elyria, OH. Mr. Rice was reared in the upper Dennis, KY section, attended Olioville Grade School and Webbville High School, but had resided in Ohio the past several years. He was a self-employed grocery store owner in Columbus, OH retiring about 2 years ago. The Rice Montgomery, Brainard Sturgill families are Lawrence County pioneer families. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

SAVAGE, Virginia A.

1922-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia A. Savage, 56, of Circleville, OH, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home in Circleville. Burial was in Jackson Township Cemetery. Mrs. Savage died at 2 a.m. Sunday April 1, at the residence. She was born July 12, 1922 in Fallsburg, a daughter of Ollie Burke Kinner. Her husband, Charles died in 1977. Survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Christina Speakman of Circleville, Mrs. Lynda Houser of Mt. Sterling, OH, Mrs. Teddy Schultz of McKeesport, PA; six sons, Charles Savage of Circleville, Henry Savage of Laurelville, OH, James L. Savage of route 3, Circleville, Roger D. Savage of Circleville, Phillip Savage and Larry Savage at home, 3494 McLean Mill Road, Circleville, 18 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jay Elfie Tabor of Ashland. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1979

 

SPARKS, Locie (Edwards)

1903-1979

Funeral services for former Blaine resident Mrs. Locie Sparks, 75, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Kansas Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Mrs. Sparks died April 15 in an Ashland nursing home. Mrs. Sparks was born April 19, 1903, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Arlando and Mary Susan White Edwards. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James Sparks died in 1970. Surviving are 8 sisters, Mrs. Gracie Brickey and Mrs. Mary Boggs both of Piketon, OH, Mrs. Thelma Jenkins of Ohio, Mrs. Greta Lambs of Columbus and Mrs. Hazel Riley, Mrs. Opal Boggs, Mrs. Sophia Boggs and Mrs. Clara Riley all of Blaine. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1979

 

THOMPSON, Grayden

1905-1979

Funeral services for Grayden Thompson, 73, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, April 24 in the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died April 21. Mr. Thompson was born in Lawrence County on May 5, 1905, a son of the late Felix and Martha Ellen May Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Ackley Estepp Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Loraine Edwards of Louisa, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

WEBB, Virginia (Hager)

1901-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Hager Webb, 78, of 401 Franklin Street, Louisa, were conducted April 22 in the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Webb, retired office manager for the old Riverview Hospital, died April 19. Mrs. Webb was born March 23, 1901, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Edgar B. and Lucy Prichard Hayes. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Henry Webb; one son, Henry Webb, Jr., of Hobart, IN, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A son M/Sgt. James Edward Webb died in 1971 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1979

 

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ASCH, Millard

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Millard Asch, of Houston, TX, were conducted May 4 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Asch Cemetery. Mr. Asch died April 29 in Houston. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florine Asch; a daughter, Mrs. Marianne Snyder of Ohio, a son, Roger Asch of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Roy McKinster of Frankfort and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

BERRY, Jaye C. Johnson

1961-1979

Funeral services for Jaye C. Johnson Berry, 17, Clifford, were conducted Tuesday, May 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. The Lawrence County High School junior died shortly before midnight May 18 at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Berry, with whom he resided. Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Curnutte said the .22 caliber rifle wound to the head was self-inflicted. Mr. Berry was born July 5, 1962 at Garden City, MI, a son of Charles Peter and Madeline N. Johnson of Madison Heights, MI. He was a student at Lawrence County High School. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, James A. Berry of Dearborn, MI, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Berry of Clifford. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1979

 

CARROLL, Opal

1913-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Carroll, 66, of Louisa were Wednesday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Wheeler and Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Carroll died Sunday, May 27, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Carroll is the daughter of the late John Holbrook and Kitty Hayes. She was born February 23, 1913 at route 4, Louisa. She is survived by one daughter, Lola Adkins, Star Route, Louisa, and two sons, Glen Carroll of Louisa and Gary Carroll of Ashland, and other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Connie Combs of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Edna Queen, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Holbrook, route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Garnet Adkins of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1979

 

CARTER, Rose Christine

1940-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Christine Carter, 38, of Louisa, were conducted May 19 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died May 15, in a Lexington hospital. Mrs. Carter was born November 5, 1940, in Lawrence county, a daughter of Mrs. Merle Burchett Carter of Louisa and the late Harvey Carter. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Joseph Carter of Louisa, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Reed of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Virginia Perkey of South Point, OH. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1979

 

CHILDERS, Frank (Peat)

1908-1979

Funeral services for Georges Creek native, Frank (Peat) Childers, 70 of Columbus, were conducted May 4 in Little Alders Chapel by the Rev. Charles Osborn and the Rev. Roy Preston. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery. Mr. Childers died May 1 at the residence. The retired miner was born Sep 8, 1908, a son of the late Lizzie Chapman and Farrow Childers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Jennings Childers; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie S. Etter, of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Betty L. Daye of Columbus, Mrs. Mary E. Deboard of Groveport, OH; three sons, Jerry R. Childers of Galloway, OH, Frank L. Childers of Columbus, Ira R. Childers of Groveport. He was a member of the Meally United Baptist church. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

COX, Homer K.

1933-1979

Funeral services for Homer K. Cox, 46, were conducted Tuesday May 1 in Stevens Funeral Home by the Rev. G. J. Chandler, Ypsilanti, MI. Burial was in the Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, MI. Mr. Cox died April 29 at his residence. Mr. Cox was born January 26, 1933 in Louisa, a son of the late Burrell and Amanda France Cox. Mr. Cox served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2408 and Moose Lodge No.. 782 of Ypsilanti. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Cox, of Kentucky, two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Deborah) Wilson of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Frank Ray (Sandra) Pauley of West Virginia, one granddaughter, Holly Wilson, one brother, Cleveland Cox and six sisters, Garnet Roberts of Columbus, OH, Dixie Bates of Louisa, Charlotte Reynolds of Portsmouth, OH, Sylvia Sexton of Columbus, OH, Pearl Salisbury of Hunter, KY and Vivian Stumbo of Milan. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1979

 

DIAMOND, Edgar J.

1920-1979

Funeral services for Edgar J. Diamond, 59, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted May 18, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Diamond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died May 14. Mr. Diamond was born February 22, 1920, at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Carrie Spillman Diamond of Louisa, and the late Johnny Diamond. He was a director of transportation for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Prince Diamond; two sons, Sam Edward Diamond, of route 1, Louisa and Danny Ray Diamond of route 3, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Edna Chapman of Louisa and Mrs. Betty Chaffin of route 4, Louisa; three brothers, Junior Diamond of Fort Gay and Jimmy and Johnny Diamond both of Murraysville, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1979

 

DIAMOND, William

1900-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native William Diamond, 79, of Greenup were May 2 at 10 a.m. in Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup by the Rev. Jack Edwards and the Rev. Fred Wiles. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Paul R. Diamond. Mr. Diamond died April 29 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born January 13, 1900 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Robert and Jane Hacker Diamond. He was a retired metallurgist with Columbus Auto Parts, a member of the Columbus Gun Club, the Greenup MAC Club and was director of Greenup County Senior Citizens Center. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Kirk Diamond, two sons, the Rev. Paul Robert Diamond of Grove City, OH and Charles William Diamond of Kirkersville, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Moore, Mrs. Bonnie Streeter and Mrs. Odra Schlaegel, all of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Crisp and Mrs. Cora Clark, both of Ashland, Mrs. Justine Leadingham of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Phronia Neff of Obeta, OH, a step son, Mike Bryant of Ashland; three step daughters, Mrs. Geneva Frazier and Mrs. Pat Potter, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Billie Maggard of Wurtland, 13 grandchildren, four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Miles Diamond, Oscar Diamond, Lee Diamond, Garnett Diamond, Roscoe Diamond and Ova Diamond and sisters, Maude, Minnie and Lockie. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1979

 

FITZPATRICK, Minerva (Frazier)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Jane Fitzpatrick, 77, were conducted May 18 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died May 14 at the residence. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born May 1, 1902, at Clifford a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Marcum Frazier. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Betty Fitzpatrick of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Gertrude Webb of Blaine and Mrs. Roberta Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH, five sons, George Hammonds of Tiro, OH, Ulysses Fitzpatrick of route 5, Louisa, Mac Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, James Fitzpatrick of route 2, Louisa, and Doris Fitzpatrick of Clifford; five brothers, Theron, John, Frank and Fred Frazier all of Clifford and Richard Frazier of Louisa, 27 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1979

 

FYFFE, Tilate Edward

1931-1979

Funeral services for Tilate Edward Fyffe, 47, of Blaine were conducted Sunday May 20 in the Big Blaine Union United Baptist Church by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in  family cemetery at Ramey Branch. Mr. Fyffe died about 11 p.m. May 18, 4500 feet from the residence as the result of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sherman Tiebault. Mr. Fyffe was bonr July 30, 1931, at Dingess, a son of Mrs. Opal Hamilton Fyffe, of New Straitsville, OH and the late Oliver Allen Fyffe. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Mavis Louisa Cantrell Fyffe, a daughter, Miss Rita Fyffe of Berea, six sons, Elwood, Corbie, Darrell, Terry, Mickey and Keith Fyffe, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Davis of Martha, Mrs. Velma Haney of West Liberty and Mrs. Belva Adkins of New Straitsville and Mrs. Geneva Vinson of Fairborn, OH, and three brothers, Major, Elwood and Berlin Fyffe, all of Fairborn. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1979

 

KILGORE, Dr. Burgess

1918-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native, Dr. Burgess Kilgore, 60, of Huntington, were conducted Tuesday, May 7 in Klingel-Carpenter, Huntington, by Dr. Royce McDonald with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Dr. Kilgore died May 6 in a Huntington nursing home. He was born July 23, 1918, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. W. G. Chapman Kilgore, now living in Huntington, and the late F. A. Kilgore. He was a podiatrist practicing in Huntington since 1945. He attended Louisa public school, Kentucky Military Institute, and the Ohio College of Chiropodist, Cleveland, OH. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy and a member of Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, BPO Elks No. 313, West Huntington Commercial Club, West Virginia Chiropodist Society and the Big Green Club. Dr. Kilgore was a former president of the Cerebral Palsy Council and one of the founders of the Huntington cerebral palsy clinic and a former president of the American Businessmen's Club. Additional survivors include two sons, Paul M. Kilgore and Pat B. Kilgore, both of Huntington and two aunts, Mrs. Andy Kitchen of Huntington and Mrs. Augusta Snyder of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

KINNISON, Delores May (Fraley)

1947-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Delores May Kinnison, 31, of Jasper, OH, were conducted, Monday, May 14 in the Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle Church in Flatwoods by the Rev. Bennie Grizzle. Burial was in White Oaks Cemetery at Flatwoods. Mrs. Kinnison died May 11 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kinnison was born December 16, 1947 at Louisa, a daughter of Otis and Mazie Robinette Fraley, both of Ashland. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Donald Lee Kinnison, six daughters, Misses Sherri, Charlene, Sandy Lee, Jennifer, Mary Ann and Denise Kinnison, all at home; six brothers, Donald, James, and Otis Fraley, all of Ashland, Bobby Joe Fraley of Chicago, Charles Fraley of Denver, Co and Billy Fraley of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. Mary Louisa Swim of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1979

 

KITCHEN, Samantha (Thompson)

1890-1979

Funeral services for Webbville native, Mrs. Samantha Kitchen, 88, of Huntington, were conducted Tuesday, May 15, in Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Kitchen died May 12 in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Kitchen was born July 5, 1890, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Fleming and Josephine Hensley Thompson. Her husband, Wilford Kitchen, died in 1955. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Della Boster of Huntington, Mrs. Tempa Morris of Montgomery, AL, Mrs. Arizona Akers of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Alaray Young of Cleves, OH; two sons, Derwood Kitchen of Huntington and Clovis Kitchen of LaHabra, CA; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1979

 

MARTIN, John

1894-1979

Funeral services for World War I veteran John Martin, 84, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, May 8 in Smokey Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Martin died at 12:20 a.m. May 6, in Veterans Administration Hospital. He was born August 14, 1894, in Busseyville, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Justice Martin. He was a member of the Smokey Valley Baptist Church and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Cyrus Martin; two daughters, Mrs. Regania Muncy of Huntington, Mrs. Ruben Berry of Columbus; one brother, Frank Martin of route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Moore of Columbus and Mrs. Willie Moore of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

McNABB, William J.

1928-1979

Funeral services for Louisa physician and co-owner of the Louisa Medical Clinic and the old Louisa General Hospital, Dr. William J. McNabb, 51, of the Point Section, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Louisa Methodist Church. Burial for the co-owner of Louisa Drug Store was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Dr. McNabb was born May 18, 1928, in Monaville, WV, a son of M. Lou Chaffin McNabb of Louisa, and the late Dr. John W. McNabb, Sr. A physician at Louisa Medical Clinic since 1958, he was a graduate of Centre College, the University of Louisville Medical  School and Louisa High School. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the American and Kentucky Medical Associations, and Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195, Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Keifer McNabb; three daughters, Misses Tamara Ann, Margaret Grace and Maria Dawn McNabb, all at home and one brother, John W. McNabb ,Jr. of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 23,1979

 

MILLARD, Florence (Eaton)

1891-1979

Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, May 3, for Florence Eaton Millard, 87, of Mt. Sterling, wife of the late, Dr. F. A. Millard, former resident of Louisa. Mrs. Millard was born May 27, 1891 in Harrison County, KY, daughter of a pioneer family, descendants of early colonist in Maryland and Virginia. Her parents were James Alexander Eaton and Martha Ellen Criswell Eaton. She attended schools in Harrison County and Lexington, until her mother died when she went to live with her older sister, studying for a business and teaching career. She taught in Montgomery County schools until her marriage in 1915 to Dr. Frederick A. Millard, with whom she moved to Louisa. In Louisa, Mrs. Millard was an active member of the First Christian Church, member of the Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron and Grand Matron. She was active in community, civic and social affairs and a charter member of the Louisa Woman's Club. The Millards moved to Mt. Sterling in 1947, where she again became a member of the First Christian Church and the Tuesday Club. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Moore, formerly of Lawrence County, a sister, Mrs. Lee Trimble of St. Augustine, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1979

 

PRICHARD, Jack

1939-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native, Jack M. Prichard, 39, of Mt. Vernon, IL, formerly of Johnson County, were conducted May 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Prichard died May 20 in Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Prichard was born June 2, 1939, at Louisa, a son of Lewis and Gypsy Gose Prichard of St. Petersburg, FL. He was a district manager for the Ciba-Geigy Chemical Co., in Mt. Vernon and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Patricia J. Howard Prichard; three sons, Chris, Jack and Matt Prichard, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Judy Williams of Bethel, OH and Mrs. Janie Davis of Paintsville and his maternal grandmother Mrs. Emma Gose of St. Petersburg. He was the nephew of Lawrence and Ethel Blankenship of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1979

 

SALISBURY, Louise (Chapman)

1909-1979

Funeral services for Charley native, Mrs. Louise Chapman Salisbury, 70, of New Smyra Beach, FL, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Salisbury died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, May 14, in Clyatt Memorial Hospital, Daytona Beach, FL. The former Louisa resident was born February 22, 1909, at Charley, a daughter of the late William and Emma Austin Chapman. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and Louisa Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Salisbury, a daughter, Mrs. Linda Sue Smith of Glenwood, Ark., six grandchildren, one great grandchild, three brothers, Bill Chapman of Fallsburg, Gradon Chapman of Detroit, MI, Keith Chapman of Kingsburg, CA and one sister, Mrs. Faye Burns of Vanceburg, KY. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1979

 

SEE, Susie (Debord)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie DeBord See, 77, of Louisa were conducted May 7 in the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. W. R. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. See was born January 4, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Frances Young DeBord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, the Missionary Society of the church of Louisa, the Missionary Society of the church, the Louisa Woman's Club, and the Lawrence County Homemakers Club. She had served as field secretary for the American Red Cross during World War II and was office manager of a Baptist Church in Vero Beach, FL for several years. Her husband, Adin T. See died in 1968. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Theda McGee and Mrs. Clara Marcum, both of Ashland, Mrs. Anna Mary Foster of Satellite Beach, FL and Mrs. Garnett Sue Preston of Louisa; three sons, Howard, Elbert See, both of Louisa and Garred See of Ashland, a brother, Woodrow DeBord of Chillicothe, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

SPARKS, Robert Martin

1910-1979

Funeral services for Robert Martin Sparks, 69 of Martha, were conducted Sunday, May 13 at the residence by ministers, Courtney Skaggs and Willard Bailey. Burial was in Mill Creek Family Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died May 11. Mr. Sparks was born January 27, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Allen M. and Mary Elizabeth Roseberry Sparks. He was a member of the Mazie Union Baptist Church at Mazie. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Victoria Gilliam Sparks, two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Mae Wheeler of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Dorothy Fay Sparks of Blaine, a son, Earl Ray Sparks of Martha, a sister, Mrs. Nancy Gilliam of Isonville, 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1979

 

SPEARS, William K.

1887-1979

Funeral services for former Blaine resident William K. Spears, 91, of Columbus were conducted April 27 in Blaine. Burial was in Blaine Cemetery. Mr. Spears died April 23 in a Columbus hospital. Mr. Spears was born December 25, 1887 in Floyd County. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Myrtle Jane Spears, died in 1976. Surviving are a son, Earl Spears of Lancaster, OH, a step son, Lemuel Foley of Prestonsburg, three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Baker of Blaine, Mrs. Cora Cline of Obetz, OH, and Mrs. Wanda Endicott of Columbus, a half brother, Otto Spears and a half sister, Mrs. Ora Collins of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1979

 

SWORD, Nathan Barlow

1909-1979

Funeral services for Nathan Barlow Sword, 70 if route 2, Fort Gay were conducted May 3 in Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Harless Cemetery, route 1, Radnor, WV. Mr. Sword died April 29. Mr. Sword was born April 27, 1909, at Burnswell, a son of the late Fred R. Sr. and Ida Mae Damron Sword. He was a merchant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louts Irene Harless Sword; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Porter of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Fern Slone, Mrs. Carol Porter and Mrs. Sherry Collins, all of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Grace M. Keesee of Fort Gay, Mrs. Imogene Harless of East Kermit, WV and Mrs. Gertrude Deboard of Columbus, six brothers, Alton Sword of Prestonsburg, Fred Sword, Jr., Hubert Sword and Ruben Sword, all of Fort Gay and Woodrow Sword of Chino, CA and Tom Sword of Sterling, OH, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

THOMPSON, John Henderson

1900-1979

Funeral services for former Webbville resident John Henderson Thompson, 78, of New Philadelphia, OH were conducted Monday, May 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Brammer Gap Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Thompson died May 10 in a New Philadelphia nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born June 28, 1900 at Webbville, a son of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edgel Skaggs of Lowmansville, Mrs. Leon Beaver of Askum, IL and Mrs. June Randall of Oklahoma City, two sons, Clayton H. Thompson of New Philadelphia and Henry I. Thompson of London, OH, a brother, Jake Thompson of Webbville, four sisters, Mrs. Zella Jordan of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Fanny Yates of Louisa, Mrs. Lena Stizneck of Detroit and Mrs. Goldie Adams of Dayton, OH; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1979

 

VANHOOSE, Victoria Mae

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Victoria Mae Vanhoose, of Alfex, were conducted May 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Vanhoose died May 20 in Williamson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Charles Reed of Aflex and two sisters. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1979

 

WEBB, Clifford

1908-1979

Funeral services for Webbville native Clifford Webb, 71, of Ashland were conducted May 7 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Doyle Wheeler. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Webb active in Junior Legion baseball, died May 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born February 17, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of Charles H. Webb of Webbville and the late Flora F. Roberts Webb. He was a retied employee of Armco, Inc. in the inspection department and had resided in Ashland for the past 50 yeas. He was founder of the American Junior Legion Baseball of the American Legion Post 76, was past commander of the Clarence Fields Post 76. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 350, a Kentucky Colonel and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Marie Shaner Webb; a son, Clifford Randall Webb, of Ashland, three sisters, Miss Ruby Webb of Webbville, and Mrs. Effie Thompson and Mrs. Wilma Weaver, both of Circleville, OH; five brothers, Woodrow Webb of Webbville, Chester Webb of route 4, Louisa, and Denver and Charles H. Webb, Jr. both of Circleville, and Elwood Webb of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

WEBB, Ray

1916-1979

Funeral services for Ray Webb, 62, of Martha were conducted April 28 at the Old Paint Church by Elders Paul Keeton, Emerson Pelphrey, Elmo Ferguson and Joe Jenkins. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Webb died April 25. Mr. Webb was born August 14, 1916 in Morgan County, a son of the late Cornelius and Martha Wheeler Webb. He was a retired merchant, a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Brown Webb, two sons, the Rev. Buell Webb of Redbush and the  Rev. Elmer Webb of Columbus; two stepsons, Elder Jerry Brown of Relief and Robbie Brown of Martha; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Amanda Hamilton of Aberdeen, OH; a brother, Don Webb of Dayton, OH, two sisters, Miss Lillian Webb of Paintsville and Mrs. Nora Wright Silverhill and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1979

 

WOOTEN, Elmer Alfred

1921-1979

Funeral services for Elmer Alfred Wooten, 57, of route 2 Louisa were conducted May 4 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Peck Cemetery. Mr. Wooten was killed early May 1, when he was struck by a hit and run driver on I-64, near the Catlettsburg interchange. Mr. Wooten was born June 21, 1921, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fred and Lyda Chapman Wooten. Surviving are two sisters, Misses Lorene and Alene Wooten, both of route 2, Louisa; and two brothers, Wayne and Bill Wooten both of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

YORK, Rev. Taylor Thomas

1904-1979

Funeral services for the Rev. Taylor Thomas York, 74, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, May 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Bird Webb. Burial was in York Cemetery. Rev. York died Sunday, May 6 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. York was born October 14, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Earn and Syrilda Laney York. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Fugett York; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Lynn  Vinson, Mrs. William David Chapman, and Mrs. James Walter Vinson, all of route 5, Louisa, a son, Jerry York of route 5, Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Gid Parsons of Urbana, OH and Mrs. Leburn Vance and Mrs. Arthur Tabors both of Willoughby, OH; two brothers, Bob and Willie York both of route 2, Louisa and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1979

 

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ALLEY, Virginia (Hulett)

1937-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Virginia Hulett Alley, 41, route 4, Catlettsburg, were conducted Tuesday, June 26 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Alley died Saturday, June 23 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Alley was born October 31, 1937 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Annabelle Sperry Hulett of Catlettsburg and the late William Manley Hulett. She was a waitress. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Edward L. Alley, a son, Roger Lee Alley at home; and five brothers, Bill, Roger, and Don Hulett, all of Catlettsburg, Ted Hulett of Ashland and James Hulett of St. Robert, MO. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1979

 

AUSTIN, Sophia (Dahman)

Funeral services for former Louisa resident, Mrs. Sophia Dahman Austin, 90, of Delaware, OH, were conducted May 31 in a Columbus funeral home with burial in Fairview Cemetery at Williamson, WV. Mrs. Austin died May 28 in Grady Hospital at Delaware. She was a 50 years member of the Rebecca Lodge of Williamson, former member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and charter member of Eastland Church of Christ. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Duty of Chapmansville, WV, grandson, Don Phillips and great grandsons, Bruce Phillips and Brian Phillips. She was preceded in death by a son, Arnold Phillips. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

BAILEY, Jake

1909-1979

Funeral services for Jake Bailey, 69, Clifford were conducted Saturday, June 9 at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Estep Cemetery at Route 5, Louisa. He died June 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Bailey was born August 17, 1909, at Kermit, WV and was a retired farmer. There are no survivors. Big Sandy news, June 13, 1979

 

CHATFIELD, Janet Lynn

1957-1979

Funeral services for Miss Janet Lynn Chatfield, 22 of Ashland were conducted June 5 in the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Chatfield died June 3. She was born January 16, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of Ross H. and Shirley Beck Chatfield of Ashland. She was a senior at the University of Kentucky and a member of the Pi Phi Sorority. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Cheryl Ann Dixon of Nashville, TN and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Hayes Chatfield of Collingswood, NJ. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

CORDLA, Logan

1902-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence native Logan Cordla, 77, Banner, were conducted Tuesday, June 5 in the Merion Funeral Chapel in Martin, by the Rev. Wayne Blanton. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Mr. Cordla was born February 6, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Archy and Sulla Lester Cordla. He was custodian at Ludlow School. His wife, Josie Hall  Cordla, died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Frank Edward Cordla of Hebron; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Martin and Mrs. Jessie Marie Tomlin, both of Ludlow and Mrs. Anna Mae Frazier of Baltimore, MD, two brothers, Lenord Cordla of Huntington and Walt Cordla of Monroe, MI; a sister, Mrs. Luster Raines of Huntington; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

CRABTREE, Hester (Adams)

1882-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Crabtree, 96, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Friday, June 1 at the Webb Chapel Church on Cooksey Fork by the Rev. Acie Adams and the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery at route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Crabtree was born June 7, 1882 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leander and Cindy Wellman Adams. Her husband, Jake Crabtree died in 1932. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Triplett of route 1, Webbville, a son, Arville Crabtree of route 1, Webbville, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

DALTON, Scott Frank

1897-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Scott Frank Dalton, 82, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted June 19 at Temple Bell United Baptist Church by Rev. Sammie Branham. Burial was in Dalton Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Mr. Dalton died June 17 of an extended illness. Mr. Dalton was born August 31, 1897, at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Christopher and Hannah Bowen Dalton, he was a member of the United Baptist Church, F & AM #699 Lodge, IOOF #286 Lodge. He was a War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Grace Fowler Dalton, six sons, Allen Dalton, B. H. Dalton, and Burthan Dalton, all of route 5, Louisa, Taylor Dalton of Silver Grove, KY, Burley Dalton of Richmond, IN, Billy Dalton of South Shore, KY; 27 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

DELONG, Joseph Allen

1899-1979

Funeral services for Joseph Allen Delong, 79, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Monday, June 25 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Delong Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Mr. Delong died Friday, June 22 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Delong was born December 16, 1899, in Martin County, a son of the late William and Melinda Meadows Delong. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Preece Delong; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Prince of East Liverpool, OH, two sons, Joe Delong of Greenup and Forest Delong of Louisa; a brother, Jerry Delong of Rockville, MD and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1979

 

EKERS, Lora

1917-1979

Graveside services for Louisa native, Miss Lora Ekers, 61, of Prestonsburg, were conducted June 15 at Ekers Maddy Cemetery in Louisa by minister Teddy Preston. Miss Ekers died June 13. Miss Ekers was born October 12, 1917 at Louisa a daughter of the late William and Eunice Adams Ekers. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Zelda Bradley of Louisa, Mrs. Bessie Riffe of Westwood and Mrs. Ollie Kitchen of route 4, Louisa, and a brother, Chester Ekers of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

FRALEY, James Daniel

1904-1979

Funeral services for James Daniel Fraley, 74, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted June 19 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by the Rev. Clavis Adkins. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Fraley died June 16 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Fraley was born August 7, 1904 in Elliott County, a son of the late James Robert and Lina Sturgill Fraley. He was a farmer and a member of the Wallow Hole Enterprise Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Barker Fraley, two sons, Robert Fraley of Columbus, and Eugene Fraley of Logan, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Dazel McQuain of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Hazel Heipy of California, Mrs. Lucille Knipp and Mrs. Evonne Smith, both of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Geraldine Meeker of Franklin, OH and Mrs. Linda Mason of Reynoldsburg, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Long of Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Mary Ison of Stephens and Mrs. Lomen Stapleton of Dayton, OH, a brother, Elmer Fraley of Olive Hill; two stepsons, Amos Blevins of Webbville and Harvey Blevins of Flint, MI; 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

FREESE, Lucille (Stewart)

1900-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Freese, 79, of Louisa were conducted Tuesday, June 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Hill. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Freese was born February 24, 1900, at Radford, VA, a daughter of the late George and Alice Palmer Stewart. She was a member of the Louisa AME Church. Her husband, Fred Freese, died in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Church of Cincinnati; a son, Andrew Freese of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Coronthia Campbell of Akron, OH and Mrs. Cora Murphy of Radford; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

HALL, James, Jr.

1917-1979

Funeral services for James Hall, Jr., 62, Point Section, were conducted Monday, June 4 in the Church of God, at the Point Section by the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hall was born March 21, 1917, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Luther L. and Dollie Sammons Hall. He was a truck driver for the Kroger Co. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Varney Hall, five daughters, Mrs. Faye Preece of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Maudie Frances Dotson of Rush, Mrs. Annette Frazier of Louisa, and Miss Rita Gay Hall and Miss Alma Louise Hall, both at home; four sons, Bennie Lee and Robert L. both of New Whiteland, IN, William Douglas, Louisa and Charles Lynn of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Frazier and Mrs. Hugh Roberts, both of Louisa, Danny B. Hall of Fairborn, OH and David L. Hall of Dayton, OH; 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

HAMMOND, Paul Ray

1921-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Paul Ray Hammond, 58 of Egypt Pike, OH, were conducted June 17 in Dry Run Methodist Church. Burial was in Bourneville, OH. Mr. Hammond died June 13 in University Hospital, Columbus. He was born March 3, 1921 at Hicksville in Lawrence County, a son of the late Theodore and Lora Young Hammond. Mr. Hammond was a farmer and veteran of World War II serving as a guard at Hyde Park for late president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca D. Hammond; two daughters, Claudia and Denise, two sons, Gregory and John of Egypt Pikie, brothers, Ishmael and Bethel Watkins of London, OH, a sister, Betty Downing of Hilliard, OH; one grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hammond was a nephew of Boston Hammond of route 1, Webbville and Mollie Young Diamond of Lock Avenue, Louisa. Porter Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1979

 

HATFIELD, Landon

1906-1979

Funeral services for Landon Hatfield, 72, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, Juen 24 at the Bartram Chapel Church at route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Hatfield Cemetery. Mrs. Hatfield died Thursday, June 21 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hatfield was born September 11, 1906, in Pike County, a son of the late Thomas and Minnie Morris Hatfield. He was a merchant and retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Jackson Hatfield; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Stanley of McAndrews and Mrs. Geraldine Thompson of Mansfield, OH; two sons, Herbert H. and Thomas Hatfield, both of Route 2, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Sword and Mrs. Nettie Blair, both of Prestonsburg, 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1979

 

HESTON, Effie (Wellman)

1897-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie W. Heston, 82, Louisa, were conducted Monday June 11 at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Hall. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Heston died June 8 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Heston was born October 6, 1897, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late James H. and Lida Robinson Wellman. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Her husband, Carl Heston died in 1954. She was the owner and operator of Effie's Restaurant until 1955. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nellie Vinson of Louisa, two nieces, Mrs. Myrtle Compton, and Ms. Roberta May, both of Louisa, and several other nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1979

 

HOGSTON, John Dewey

1978-1979

Funeral services for infant John Dewey Hogston, 10 months old were conducted Saturday June 10 at 10 a.m. at Waterson Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Infant Hogston died June 12, 1979. Burial was in May cemetery. Survivors include the parents, James Elmer Hogston and Dorothy Campbell Hogston of Michigan. Other survivors include two sisters, Vanessa and Priscilla, at home, one brother, Jeffery also at home, and a grandmother, Priscilla McKinney of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

KELLEY, Leonard H.

Funeral services for Leonard H. Kelley, 80, of Blaine, were conducted June 9 at the Hood Fork United Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Wright. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Kelley died June 6 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Triplette Kelley; two sons, Hubert Kelley of Black Lick, OH and Earl Kelley of Anaheim, CA, five sisters, Misses Sindey, Virgie and Victoria Kelley, all of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Viola Foster of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Verna Jenkins of Cherokee; two brothers, Johnny Kelley of Grove City and Noah Kelley of London, OH; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1979

 

MCKENZIE, Angela Dawn

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. for Angela Dawn McKenzie, 3, of Ashland at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Services were conducted by Jim Boggs with burial in Hensley Cemetery at Needmore. Miss McKenzie died Saturday, June 23 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center at Lexington. Miss McKenzie is the daughter of Michael and Rewanna Hicks McKenzie of route 2, Ashland. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Miss Christine Michelle McKenzie at home the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hicks of Webbville, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty McKenzie of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1979

 

MORGAN, Lewis Henry

1933-1979

Funeral services for Lewis Henry Morgan, 46, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Monday June 25 at the Dry Fork Community Church. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery. Mr. Morgan died Friday, June 22 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Morgan was born March 15, 1933 in Champaign County, OH, a son of the late George and Cecila Northup Morgan. He was employed as a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Perkins Morgan, two sons, John Morgan of Fort Dix, NJ and David Morgan at home; two stepsons, Donald and Ronald Kelley, both of Columbus, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Darlene McKnight and Mrs. Arlene Hansel both of Columbus; three brothers, Larry, Ansel, and George all of Grove City, OH; four sisters, Margaret, Mildred, Ruth Ann and Patty, all of Grove City and 9 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1979

 

PARKER, Nola Frances (Elliott)

1886-1979

Funeral services for Nola Frances Parker, 92, of Buchanan were conducted June 20 at Isaac Park Church by Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Parker died June 17 at Louisa Community Hospital of an extended illness. Mrs. Parker, widow of the late Plese Parker was born December 9,1886 at Wilton, KY. Mrs. Parker, daughter of the late Matt and Nan Grant Elliott was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Simon P. Williams of Buchanan, two sisters, Mrs. Oda Williams of Woodline, KY, and Zelphia Sears of Grayson, KY; three brothers, David Elliott of Woodline, Tommy Elliott of Middlesboro, and Lelan Elliott of Lexington, 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

PATRICK, James William

1972-1979

Funeral services for James William Patrick, 7, route 5, Louisa were conducted Tuesday, June 19 in Caniff Funeral Home, Westwood with burial in Golden Oaks Cemetery in Ashland. The youngster died June 16 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. He was born March 1, 1972, in Ashland, the son of William Joseph and Rebecca Lively Patrick. He attended the 13th Street Gospel Assembly Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Patrick of Ashland, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lively of Ashland, the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Monty Hill of Ashland, and the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Olga B. Lively of Ashland, Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

POWELL, Reuben

Funeral services for Reuben Powell, 95, of Dearfield Beach, FL, formerly of Fort Gay were conducted Tuesday June 15 at 10 a.m. at the graveside by Rev. Teddy Preston. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his wife, Lucia Bynum Powell in 1966. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Zodda and Helen Hollis both of Florida. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1979

 

SALYER, Carrie B. (Edwards)

1898-1979

Funeral services were conduced Monday June 11 for Mrs. Carrie B.  Salyer, 81, Blaine, at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by Harold Boggs, minister. Burial was in the Edwards cemetery at Dean's Branch. Mrs. Salyer died June 9 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born June 16, 1898, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Meredith and Emma Morris Edwards. She was a housewife and a member of the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Salyer died in 1957. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edna Clark and Mrs. Georgia Justice, both of Columbus, Mrs. Dorothy Cox of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Loraine Spears of Blaine, six sons, Raymond and Kenneth Salyer, both of Blaine, William, Harrison and Vernon Salyer, all of Columbus and Quinton Salyer of Grove City, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ludie Stevens of Ohio, Mrs. Sara Moore of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson of Blaine and 7 brothers, Delphus, Johnny and Hurston Edwards, all of Blaine, Charlie Edwards of Princeton and Oakie, Russell and Earl Edwards all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1979

 

SEE, Agnes (Abbott)

Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Agnes Abbott See, 81, Columbus, were conducted Saturday, June 9 at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. She died June 6 in Columbus. Mrs. See was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott. Her husband, Fred See, preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1979

 

SHANNON, Reba (Burrow)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Burrow Shannon were conducted Saturday, June 9 at the First Christian Church of Louisa by the Rev. Paul Hall. Burial was in Paris Cemetery at Paris. Mrs. Shannon died June 8. Mrs. Shannon was born October 16, 1902 in Carlisle County, a daughter of the late Dr. Reuben Choice Burrow and Mrs. Sedona Benson Burrow. She was a retired real estate broker, a retired court reporter, and a member of the First Christian Church for 27 years. She was a member of the Democratic Woman's Club and the Louisa Woman's Club. She was active in community affairs and had been employed in various state offices. Her husband, Ernest Shannon, died in 1955. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward H. Sutherland of Paris; a sister, Mrs. Phil J. Gallagher of Miami Beach, FL and five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 13, 1979

 

SHEPHERD, Perley

1897-1979

Funeral services for Wayne County native Mr. Perley Shepherd, 81, of Newport News, VA. were conducted June 2 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Shepherd died May 30 in Riverside Hospital, Newport News. He was born October 26, 1897, in Wayne County, son of the late William and Marilyn Frazier Shepherd, and was a retired Virginia highway department employee. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Kitchen of Ashland, one son, Harold Shepherd of Newport News, two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Philpott of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Gertrude Lewis of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

VINSON, Joe W.

1928-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Joe W. Vinson, 50, of Chicago, IL, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Vinson died June 3 in Elkgrove Village, IL hospital. He was born September 18, 1928 in Lawrence County, son of the late Wayne and Yorka Crum Vinson. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth A. Willis of Charleston, SC, Meloney Vinson of South Carolina and Tellesia Ward of Denver, CO; one son, Michael W. Vinson; one sister, Virginia H. Varney of Illinois; half brother, R. G. Queen of Charleston. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

WADE, Benjamin Wheeler

1960-1979

Funeral services for 18 year old Benjamin (Benjy) Wheeler Wade of Russell Springs, KY, grandson of the late Ben and Hattie O'Daniel of route 4, Louisa, were conducted June 3 in Russel Springs. Burial was in the Wilkerson Cemetery. The teenager died June 3 in Cumberland Medical Center at Somerset of injuries received in an automobile accident in late May. Mr. Wade was born September 5, 1900, in Danville, a son of Ralph and Mary Frances O'Daniel Wade of Russell Springs. He was a graduate of Russell County High School. Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Ann and Charla; one brother, William Randall and the paternal grandparents. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1979

 

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ALIFF, Tom

1909-1979

Funeral services for Tom Aliff, 69, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted July 24 in Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Aliff, prominent Wayne County merchant, died July 21 at the residence. Mr. Aliff was born August 8, 1909, at Williamson, WV, a son of the late Henry and Ada Taylor Aliff. He was an employee of Aliff hardware and Furniture Co. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Garnet S. Clair of Fort Gay, and three brothers, Ray, William and Frank Aliff, all of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

BISHOP, Henry

Funeral services for Henry Bishop, 87, of Columbus, OH formerly of Blaine, were conducted July 2 in Old Hood Baptist Church. Ministers were Home Adams, and Hubert Cantrell. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Bishop, a retired farmer, died in Columbus, June 29. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ray Kazee, Mrs. Jackson Cordle, Mrs. Gladys Byers, Miss Myrtle Bishop, and Mrs. Henry Kazee all of Columbus and Mrs. Royce Mills of Houston; four sons, Jack Bishop, Delaware, Elmer Bishop of Fallsburg, Junior Bishop, London, OH, John Bishop, Black Lick, OH; three sisters, Hazel Bishop of Connecticut. Lottie Dixon, Ashland, Pearl Bishop, Florida; three brothers, Conn and Clifford Bishop of Ashland, Gus Bishop of Adams; 21 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1979

 

BRANHAM, Goldie (Hall)

1897-1979

Funeral services for Clifford native, Mrs. Goldie Branham, 82, of Huntington were conducted July 4 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Wayne County. Mrs. Branham died July 1 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mrs. Branham was born May 28, 1897 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Solemon and Rosie Bell Frazier Hall. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Henderson Branham died in 1954. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Howell of Huntington and Mrs. Jack Dail of Milton, WV, two sons, Homer Branham of Parkersburg, WV and Billy J. Branham of Fort Gay, a sister, Mrs. O. A. Dolomont of Pittsburg; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

CANIFF, Mike Rollin

1936-1979

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mike Rollin Caniff, 43, of Flatwoods, were conducted Tuesday, July 10, in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. O. M. Miller and Rev. Danny Smith. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Caniff died July 6 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Caniff was born June 1, 1936 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Alphonso and Ivie Lester Caniff. He was an employee of the Chessie System and a member of the International Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Fields Caniff, three sons, Timothy Caniff with the U. S. Air Force in Las Vegas, NV and Jeffery and Brian Caniff both at home, two daughters, Mrs. Cindy Avila of Flatwoods and Miss Brenda Sue Caniff at home; three brothers, Alphonso Caniff, Jr. of Ashland, Robert K. Caniff of Flatwoods and Pat R. Caniff of Westwood and a sister, Mrs. Betty Jo Shope of Albany, GA. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

CARROLL, Robert G.

1898-1979

Funeral services for Robert G. Carroll, 81, of route 1, Crum, WV were conducted July 22 at Young Funeral Home by Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Carroll died July 19 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Carroll was born May 6, 1898 in Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Maggie Blankenship Carroll. He was a Church of Christ minister. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Patty Carroll of route 1, Crum, three daughters, Mrs. Mildred D?? of Amherst, OH, Mrs. Thelma Williamson of route 2, Crum, Mrs. Mamie Dillion of Chesapeake, OH; two sons, Henry Carroll of Delbarton, WV and Robert Carroll, Jr. of Wakeman, OH; a sister, Mrs. Grace Harris of route 2, Fort Gay, 15 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

CARTER, Henry

1898-1979

Funeral services for Henry Carter, 81, of Adams were conducted July 7, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Carter died July 6, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Carter was born September 24, 1898 at Adams, a son of the late Jim and Elizabeth Thompson Carter. He was a retired school teacher and farmer and was on the Lawrence County Board of Education for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zora Thompson Carter, four daughters, Mrs. Scott Burton of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Oliver and Mrs. Ruth Marie Berry, both of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Clifton Moore of route 3, Louisa, two sons, Tommy Carter of Tampa, FL and James David Carter of Mt. Vernon, OH, a brother, Billy Carter of Adams, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

CARTER, LURA (Carter)

1898-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Lura Carter, 81, of Louisa were conducted July 21 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Carter who resided with a son, Monroe Webb in Louisa died July 18 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born April 22, 1898, at Adams, a daughter of the late Jimmy and Lydia Moore Carter. She was a member of the Adams Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her son are a daughter,  Mrs. John Short of Utica, OH, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

COMPTON, Maude (Crank)

1888-1979

Funeral services for retired postmistress and Lawrence County native, Maude Crank Compton, 90, were conducted July 13, in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Compton died July 10. Mrs. Compton was born November 7, 1888, at Fallsburg. She was a retired postmistress of Gladys, KY. She was the daughter of the late Columbus and Kathryn Dye Crank and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Z. L. (Lockia) Carver of Vanceburg, KY, Edith M. Compton of Dallas, TX, Mrs. Edwin G. (Elta) Gonske, of Clearwater, GA, Mrs. Richard (Marie) Pennington of Midland, PA, Mrs. Milton (Dixie) McGuire of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Ernest (Lois) LeBlanc, of Nashu, NH, one son, William A. Compton of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

DELONG, Frances (Hinkle)

1886-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Delong, 93, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted June 27 at the Calf Creek United Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Calf Creek. Mrs. Delong died June 24 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Delong was born February 20, 1886, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Hiram and Polly Jarrell Hinkle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Lawrence Delong, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Horne of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Jim Hinkle of Calf Creek and Tivis Hinkle of Crum, WV; a foster son, Carl Maynard of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1979

 

DINGESS, Shannon, Sr.

1911-1979

Funeral services for Shannon Dingess, Sr., 67, were conducted July 8 in Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Mr. Dingess died July 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Dingess was born August 13, 1911, in Ferguson, WV, a son of the late French and Nancy Frye Dingess. Surviving are four sons, Shannon Dingess, Jr. of Elkhart, IN, Okie Dingess of Rittman, OH, and Charlie and Noah Edward Dingess, both of Kenova, a daughter, Miss Barbara Ann Dingess of Ohio; a step daughter, Mrs. Orlene Maynard of Wayne, WV, and two sisters, Mrs. Spicey Robertson of Louisa and Mrs. Martha Wallace of Dunlow, WV. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

FANNIN, James Haskell

1918-1979

Funeral services for James Haskel Fannin, 60, Monroe, MI, formerly of Lawrence county, who died Tuesday, were  conducted at 10 a.m. July 14,  Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Fannin was born Aug 14, 1918 in Charleston, WV, a son of Mrs. Minnie Fannin of Louisa and the late John Fannin. He was a chemical operator. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Gloria Collins Fannin; a son, James M. Fannin of Toledo, OH; a sister, Miss Virginia Fannin of Louisa; four brothers, Herman Fannin of Portsmouth, Ray Fannin of Prestonsburg, Bob Fannin of Xenia, OH and Paul Fannin of Louisa; and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

GILLIAM, Opal (Rigsby)

1910-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Opal Gilliam, 68, of Fairborn, OH were conducted Monday, July 16 in Beechgrove Church with burial in Gilliam Cemetery at Isonville. Mrs. Gilliam former resident of Elliott County died July 12. Mrs. Gilliam was born September 23, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. Her husband, George Gilliam, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Watson of New Carlisle and Mrs. Bonnie Fraley of Fairborn, four brothers, John, Jackie, and Curt Gilliam, all of Keeton and Hobert Gilliam of Martha and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Thompson of Webbville and Mrs. Maggie Kelley of Keaton. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

HAGAMAN, Ethel (Fowler)

1892-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel I. Hagaman, 87, of Louisa were conducted July 14 in the First United Methodist Church of Louisa. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Mrs. Hagaman died July 11 at the residence. Mrs. Hagaman was born February 11, 1892, at Evans City, PA, a daughter of the late John Haley and Airman Narcissis Smith Fowler. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Standard Oil Bulk Plant of Louisa, a life long member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, WSCS. Her husband, Frank I. Hagaman died in 1956. Surviving are two sons, John Hagaman of Ashland and George Hagaman of Louisa, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

HALE, Talitha (Ramey)

1893-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Talitha Ramey Hale, 86, were conducted in Baltimore, OH with burial there. She died June 29 in a Lancaster, OH nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Hale was born June 9, 1893, near Blaine, daughter of Lindsey Ramey and resided in Lawrence County most of her life until a recent illness. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Hughes of Orlando, FL, Millie Jones of Portland, TN; a son, James Kelley of Berrien Springs, MI; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister, Ruth Sherer of Gainesville, GA. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

MAYNARD, Robert Lindsey

1912-1979

Funeral services for Robert Lindsey Maynard, 67, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted July 14 in Smith Chapel Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died July 10. Mr. Maynard was born April 18, 1912 at Route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Jacob and Florene Spurlock Maynard. He was retired from the timber trucking business and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zelpha Conn Maynard, a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Cook of Westland, MI, a son, William Robert Maynard of Ashland, OH, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gregory Ogg of Lancaster, OH, a stepson, Larry Love of West Salem, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Frazier of Columbus, Mrs. Beatrice Thompson of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Myrtle Thompson of Louisa, a brother, C. W. Maynard of route 2, Louisa, and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

MURRAY, Audrey (Salyer)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey Salyer Murray, 76, Louisa, who died July 2 were conducted at 1 p.m. July 5 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Dr. Charles Milam and the Rev. Michael Rice. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Murray was born Aug 18, 1902, at Kerz, a daughter of the late Beecher and Lydia McDowell Salyer. She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Johnson County. Her husband, A. B. Salyer, died in April. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Crutcher of Ashland; a son, Dean Murray of Prestonsburg, a brother Minyard Salyer of Adams; a sister, Mrs. Garland Frazier of Portsmouth; three grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

O'BRIAN, Porcha Leanne

1979-1979

Graveside rites for infant Porcha LeAnne O'Brian, daughter of Dale and Rita Pack O'Brian of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted Monday, July 23 in O'Brian Cemetery at Fort Gay by the Rev. Mack Cyrus. She was stillborn, July 21 at a Huntington hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents, is a sister, Vanessa O'Brian at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Freelin Pack of Louisa and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe O'Brian of Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

PLUMMER, Betty (Morris)

1914-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Betty Morris Plummer, 65, of Ashland, were conducted Wednesday, July 25 at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Burkington. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mrs. Plummer died July 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Plummer was born January 21, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charles I. and Mollie William Morris. She was a member and a retired secretary of the First United Methodist Church with 23 years of service, was a former president of the United Methodist Women, a former school teacher in Greenup and Lawrence Counties and had resided in Ashland for 15 years. Surviving are her husband, Walter Plummer and three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Hamilton and Mrs. Virginia Fyffe, both of Ashland and Mrs. Ruth Slone of Huntington. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

QUILLEN, Gladys (York)

1934-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys York Quillen, 45, of Lawrence County, who died July 1 were conducted July 4 at Isaac Park Church by Gallie Isaac and Fred Vanhorn, ministers. Burial was in York family cemetery. Mrs. Quillen was born June 14, 1934, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Bob and Maggie Vance York of route 2, Louisa. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are three daughters, Miss Gladys Jean Beckwith, Miss Judy Alice Beckwith and Miss Donna Louise Beckwith all at home; five sons, Willard Lesley York, Benjamin DeWayne Beckwith, Jeffory Ray Beckwith and Donald Raymond Beckwith, Jr., all at home; and Pvt. Paul D. Beckwith in Ohio, a stepson, 1979Sim Beckwith of Ashtabula, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Fredia Rittenbery of Perry, OH and Mrs. Reatha Jane Cantrell, both of Perry, OH, Mrs. Marlene Caudill of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Betty Paulosky of Chesterland, OH and Mrs. Blanchia Allen of route 1, Louisa; 8 brothers, Robert and Taylor York, boht of Louisa, James and William York, both of Monroe, MI, David Cantrell of Knoxville, TN, Herman York of Painesville, OH, Steve York of Oberlin, OH, and Larry Paul York of Plain City, OH. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

REID, Alice J. (Combs)

1909-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice J. Combs Reid, 70, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Louisa, with the Rev. George Mays officiating. The body had been taken to the Ransdall Funeral Home in Harrodsburg, KY for services to be held today, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Morrison at the Ebenezer Church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Mrs. Reid died Sunday morning, July 8 at her home. She was born April 14, 1909 in Mercer County and was the daughter of William Edward Combs and Ophelia Crossford Combs. Mrs. Reid was a graduate of the Saint Josepheus Hospital School of Nursing, Lexington, KY, class of 1931 and worked as a staff nurse at the A. D. Price Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg until her marriage to Richard P. Reid in 1933. The Reid family moved to Louisa in 1949 when Mr. Eid became associated with the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Reid was employed by the Lawrence County Health Department as public health nurse and served in that capacity from 1953 until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Louisa. Mrs. Reid was a registered nurse for the Lawrence County Health Department with 25 years service. She was a member of the First Christian Church for 60 years. Survivors include her husband, R. P. Reid of Louisa, two sons, Thomas W. Reid of Tucson, AZ, and John W. Reid of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Carroll Stopher of Harrodsburg, KY; three brothers, Howard, Burton and Fred Combs all of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements at Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

ROBINSON, Boyd

1892-1979

Funeral services for Boyd Robinson, 86, route 1, Fort Gay were June 28 at the residence of Kelly Dowden of route 1, Fort Gay, conducted by Elders Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in  Robinson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Robinson died June 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Robinson was born December 5, 1892, in Wayne County, WV,  a son of the late Pharoah and Luvada Smith Robinson. He was a retired miner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Robinson and Mrs. John Robinson, both of route 1, Fort Gay, five sons, Raymond and Marion Robinson, both of route 1, Fort Gay, Enos and Carl Robinson both of Columbus, and Earl Robinson of Bucyrus, OH; 52 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 3, 1979

 

SCOTT, Latt

1904-1979

Funeral services for Latt Scott, 75, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted July 22 in Spruce Lick Baptist Church by Elder Billie Wellman. Burial was in Trent Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Scott died July 19 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Scott was born May 20, 1904 in Pike County, a son of the late Caine and Fannie Butcher Scott. He was a retired employee fo the N & W Railroad. His wife, Daisy Lee Artrip Scott died in 1962. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Nipperman of Creston, OH, Mrs. Louise Wilson of Macon, GA and Mrs. Karen Webb and Mrs. Joyce Ann Jordan, both of route 1, Fort Gay, nine sons, Wayne and Robert Scott, both of Wooster, OH, Calvin Scott of Proctorville, OH, William Scott of Scottsdale, AZ, Jack Scott of Arlington, VA, Richard Scott of Charleston, SC, Gary Scott of route 2, Fort Gay, Harry Scott of Ravenswood, WV and Ross Scott of Ashland, 29 grandchildren and ?? great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1979

 

SKAGGS, Loman

1924-1979

Funeral services for Loman Skaggs, 54, of Adams, were conducted July 12 in the New Salem Church by the Rev. Paulie Keaton, Rev. Goble Wallin and Rev. Robie Ferguson. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Skaggs died July 9 in Veteran's Hospital, Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs was born October 24, 1924, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Nannie Ferguson Skaggs of Martha and the late Arthur Skaggs. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Christine Bailey Skaggs, two daughters, Miss Diana Lynn Skaggs of Louisa, and Mrs. Claudia Kay Ryan of Louisville; a son, Roger Clark Skaggs  at home, a brother, Cassie Skaggs of Hobart, IN, five sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Cantrell, Mrs. Lovena Hamilton and Mrs. Roberta Sparks, all of Hobart, Mrs. Mary Jane Fyffe of Keaton and Mrs. Leona Salyers of Martha, and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

TRIPLETT, Leslie

1948-1979

Funeral services for Leslie Triplett, 30, of Webbville were conducted Tuesday, July 16 in the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Acie Adams, the Rev. Jack Perry, Rev. David Boggs and Rev. Salyers. Burial was in Adams Cemetery. Mr. Triplett died Saturday, July 14 in King's Daughters' Hospital of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident July 6. Mr. Triplett was born September 20, 1948 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Hazel Crabtree Triplett and Johnny Triplett of Webbville. He was employed by General Motors Corp and a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army two years. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Leslie Scott and Wesley Brian Triplett at home, two brothers, Wetzel Triplett of Webbville and Clinton Triplett of Grayson and 7 sisters, Mrs. Betty Russell, Mrs. Kathleen Martin, Mrs. Phyllis Conley, Mrs. Dorothy North, Miss Jean Triplett and Mrs. Marlene Hord all of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Debbie Skaggs of Webbville, Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

WILSON, Hamilton

1894-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hamilton A. Wilson, 86, of Wheeling, were conducted July 2 with burial in that West Virginia city. Mr. Wilson died June 25 in Boca Raton, FL, where he resided with his son, James since the death of his wife, ?? years ago. He was born in Louisa a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wilson. Additional survivors include two grandsons, Keith and Brian; one brother, C. J. Wilson; five sisters, Daisy Emmons, Laura Skaggs, Genoa Britton, Ernestine Caudill of Louisa who attended the funeral and Willie Johnstone of Winter Park, FL and nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

WORKMAN, Hobert

1911-1979

Funeral services for Hobert Workman, 68, of Fallsburg, were conducted July 8 in the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church at Buchanan by the Rev. Tom Pack and the Rev. Junior Blevins. Burial was in Catalpa Church Cemetery. Mr. Workman died July 5. Mr. Workman was born March 17, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Moore Workman. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Holbrook Workman, a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Cooksey of Bellville, OH, three sons, Charles Ray Workman and James Edward Workman, both of Lapeer, MI and Donald Lee Workman of Medina, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Hoy of Buena Vista, TN and Mrs. Onedith Caudill of Columbus; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1979

 

WORKMAN, Larry H.

1916-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Larry H. Workman 63, of Columbus were conducted Saturday July 14 in Columbus by the Rev. Darren Gabbard. Burial was in a cemetery there. Mr. Workman died July 11. Mr. Workman was born April 1916, at Estep, a son of Mrs. Herman Holbrook of route 4, Louisa, and the late Fred Workman and the grandson of the late Chris Savage and Harve Workman of route 4, Louisa. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Masons Greenville Lodge 521 at Rush and the Scottish Rite. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Lee Workman, a son, Larry Workman of Reynoldsburg, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Becket of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Ramona Grodhous of Dover, OH, a sister, Mrs. Irene Chadwick of Louisa, and three brothers, Lee Workman of Ha???, William Paris Holbrook of Ashland and G. A. Holbrook of Cleveland, OH. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1979

 

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BARTRAM, Willie

1890-1979

Funeral services for Willie Bartram, 89, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted July 27 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial was in Copley Cemetery route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Bartram died July 25 at the residence. Mr. Bartram was born January 18, 1890 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Lewis and Tennie Workman Bartram. He was a retired farmer and railroader. His wife, Mrs. Mary Copley Bartram died in 1966. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carmie Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Irene Chaffin of Louisa, two sons, Alvis Bartram of Cleveland, OH and Claude Bartram of Fort Gay, a sister, Mrs. Baden Rutherford of Wayne, WV, two brothers, John L. Bartram of Tucson, AZ and Robert K. Bartram of Inez, 22 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1979

 

BECK, Minerva (Osborne)

1895-1979

Funeral services for ex-Lawrence Countian, Mrs. Minerva Beck, 83, of Columbus, were conducted Wednesday, August 22 in Young  Funeral Home with burial in Beck Cemetery. Mrs. Beck died August 19 in Columbus following an extended illness. Mrs. Beck was born August 25, 1895, a daughter of the late Preston and Eunice Calhoun Osborne. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Columbus Armour Packing Co. Her husband, Elsworth Beck, died in 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Stanton of Columbus; a son, Kenneth Beck of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Tina Howerton of Portsmouth and Mrs. Virgie Edmonds of Barboursville, WV; three brothers, Joseph Lee Osborne, Woodrow Osborne and Lee Osborne, all of Virgie; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

BOGGS, William Taylor

1899-1979

Funeral services for William Taylor Boggs, 79, of Blaine, were conducted Sunday, August 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died August 3 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr.  Boggs was born October 24, 1899 in Blaine, a son of the late Plese and Mary Boggs. He was a retired farmer. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lillie Chaney of Florida. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1979

 

CALDWELL, George

1911-1979

Funeral services for George Caldwell, 69, of Webbville, will be conducted Thursday, August 23 at 2 p.m. in Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Acie Adams. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, Webbville. Mr. Caldwell, retired farmer, died August 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. He was married 45 years to the former Bertha Bates. Mr. Caldwell was born June 4, 1911, at route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Noah and Lina Elswick Caldwell. Additional survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Hale, Mrs. Hazel Crabtree, Mrs. Molley Crabtree and Mrs. Betty Martin, all of Columbus; one son, Billy Caldwell of Webbville; one sister, Mrs. Mae Young of Webbville; one brother, Bill Caldwell of Plain City, OH, 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

CHAFFIN, Jay T.

1898-1979

Funeral services for Jay T. Chaffin, 81, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted August 4 in Brammer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Charles Wright. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery, Brammer Gap. Mr. Chaffin died August 1 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Chaffin was born January 29, 1898, at Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late Shade and Ethel Dalton Chaffin. He was retired from the Island Creek Coal Co., where he was a foreman for 40 years at Holden, WV. He was a merchant and a member of the Willard Lodge 626 F & AM, York Rite of Ashland, Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem Shrine of Charleston, WV and Order of the Eastern Star Lodge  60 of Logan, White Shrine of Jerusalem  7 at Ashland and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Hughes Chaffin, two daughters, Mrs. Rosalene Wells and Mrs. Magdalene Waddell, both of Cannonsburg; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Stewart and Mrs. Ida Thompson, both of Webbville, Mrs. Elva Burton of Melbourne, FL and Mrs. Pauline Brumfield and Miss Florence Chaffin both of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, L. K. Chaffin of Burbank, CA and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1979

 

CHILDERS, Dorothy (Martin)

1907-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Childers, 71, of Richardson, were conducted Friday, August 17 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Childers died Tuesday, August 14. Mrs. Childers was born March 12, 1908, at Martin, a daughter of the late Silas and Ida Akers Martin. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Marie Childers of route 1, Louisa, a son, Clint Childers of route 2, Louisa, a stepson, Glen Childers of Marion, OH, a sister, Mrs. Nell Shelton of Drift; two brothers, Arthur Martin of Printer and Jobby Martin of Huntington and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

COX, Martha Sue (Stepp)

Funeral services for Martha Sue Cox, 46, of Point Section, were conducted Friday, August 17, in Warfield Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Maher Memorial Gardens, Maher, WV. Rev. Tom Preece and Rev. Arthur Preece conducted the services. Mrs. Cox, 46, died Wednesday, August 15, in Ashland, KY, of an apparent heart attack. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Sirilda Stepp of the Point Section, two sons, Gary Wayne Cox and Larry Joe Cox, both of Warfield; one sister, Faye Thompson of Columbus; two brothers, Marshall Stepp of Ray, OH; and Arlen Lee Stepp of Ocala, FL and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

CURTRIGHT, Hattie

Graveside rites for Mrs. Hattie Curtright, 83, were conducted July 27 at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Teddy Preston. Mrs. Curtright died July 23 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born March 27, 1895. Survivors include one son, Virgil Curtright of Pennsylvania. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1979

 

FERGUSON, Martha (Vanderpool)

1903-1979

Funeral services for Martha V. Ferguson, 76, who died Sunday, August 26, in the Mercy Medical Center at Springfield, OH, are to be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church at Relief, KY. Services will be conducted by Elder Pauly Keaton, Elder Jerry Brown, Elder Roby Ferguson and Rev. James Baldwin. Burial will be at the Burchwell Cemetery, Martha. Mrs. Ferguson was born March 10, 1903 at Martha, KY, She was the daughter of the late Scott and Annie Lemaster Vanover. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joy Burchwell of Martha; and Mrs. Janice Sparks of Springfield, OH, four sons, Roy Kelly of Minford, OH, James and Elmon, Woodstock, OH, and C. J. Ferguson, U. S. Army, Fort Knox, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Boggs, Marysville, OH, Mrs. Pearly Eldridge and Mrs. Sara Kelly, both of South Webster, OH, and Rissie Kelly, Morehead, KY; a half sister, Erie (last name unknown), of Cleveland, OH; two brothers, Charlie Vanover, Martha and Floyd Vanover of West Liberty, KY; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1979

 

HAMILTON, Versie (Cantrell)

1893-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Versie Hamilton, 84, Louisa, who died August 21 were conducted August 24 in the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth, Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hamilton was born June 1, 1893 at Ophir, a daughter of the late Lewell Mansfield and Catherine Williams Cantrell. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and was an antique dealer for years. Her husband, Ben Hamilton died in 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Jackson and Mrs. Herbert White, both of Louisa, a son, J. Ray Hamilton of Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1979

 

HAYES, Alpha

1897-1979

Funeral services for Alpha Hayes, 81, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 9 in Young Funeral Home by Tommy Bailey, minister. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Hayes died August 6 at the residence. Mr. Hayes was born in 1897, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Wesley T. and Alafair Brown Hayes. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Cora Pack Hayes, died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Banner Lemaster of Ashland, a son, Carl L. Hayes of route 1, Louisa; five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1979

 

JOHNSON, Samuel Camp, Sr.

1893-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native Samuel Camp Johnson, Sr., 86, of Vanceburg, were conducted July 29 in the Vanceburg Christian Church with burial in Woodland Cemetery, Vanceburg. Mr. Johnson died July 25 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born in Louisa, July 22, 1893 a son of the late Lucien Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Burns Johnson. He was a retired civil engineer and former superintendent maintenance and operations for the Huntington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Ohio River. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Polar Star Mason Lodge, former deacon and church board member of the Vanceburg Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris Pugh Johnson to whom he was married on April 12, 1923, two sons, Samuel C. Johnson, Jr., of Vanceburg and Dr. Lucien Johnson of Orlando, FL, two daughters, Mrs. Olivia Overbey of Mt. Olivet, KY, one brother, Rowland Johnson of Frankfort, KY, one sister, Mrs. Rachael Payne of Versailles, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1979

 

LINDSEY, Dr. Bert Gillette

1919-1979

Funeral services for Dr. Bert Gillette Lindsey, 59, of Bessemer City, NC, husband of a former Georges Creek resident, were conducted July 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Dr. Lindsey died July 23 in Bessemer City. Dr. Lindsey was born November 21, 1919, at Evansville, IN, a son of the late Bert Gillette and Sarah Montogue Lindsey. He was an Army captain serving in World War II and was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Aileen Preston Lindsey, two sons, Bert Gillette Lindsey, III of San Antonio, TX and Samuel Lindsey of Greensboro, NC, two brothers, John Richard Lindsey of Bellingham, WA and Samuel Lindsey of Austin, TX and a sister, Mary Jo of Bellingham. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1979

 

PERRY, J. H.

Funeral services for Mr. J. H. Perry, 74, of Louisa were conducted Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Home in Wayne. Services were conducted by the Rev. Nolen Queen, Crit Maynard and W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Perry died August 23 at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Preston Perry of Louisa and one son, Dallas Perry also of Louisa. Other survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Nathan Damron, Radnor, WV, Mrs. Frank Maynard, Castleberry, FL, Mrs. Ethel Williams, Florida, Mrs. Herman Muellerschoen, Orlando, FL, Mrs. Rinda Moore, Crum, WV, and Mrs. Frank Runyon, Logan, WV, six brothers, John Perry, Genoa, WV, Drewey Perry, Huntington, Jesse Perry, Athens, OH, Ray Perry, Parkersburg, Thurman Perry, Williamson, WV, and Theodore Perry, Inez, KY; a stepmother, Mrs. Katy Staten of Nolen, WV. Mr. Perry was a timberman and president of the Louisa Box and Lumber Co. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1979

 

PIGMON, Dock, Jr.

1934-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dock Pigmon, Jr., 44 of Chillicothe, were conducted August 10 in Young Funeral Home, with burial in Pigmon family cemetery route 4, Louisa. Mr. Pigmon died August 8 in Chillicothe. Mr. Pigmon was born October 30, 1934, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Eliza Alafair Wheeler Pigmon of route 4, Louisa, and the late Dock Pigmon, sr., He was in the trucking business for several years. Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Misses Eliza Jean and Lois Ann Pigmon, both of Edgerton, OH, two sons, Dock Pigmon, III and Jay Pigmon, both of Edgerton, five brothers, Elmer J. Pigmon of Louisa, John Curtis, Jack and Kay Pigmon all of route 4, Louisa and Walter Scott Pigmon of Chicago and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1979

 

QUESINBERRY, Mary (Lester)

1900-1979

Funeral services for Mary Quesinberry, 79, of Blaine, who died Monday, August 27 will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Harold Boggs, Rev. Harold Bond, and Rev. Roger Jordan. Mrs. Quesinberry was born June 11, 1900, at Washington Co., VA. She is the daughter of the late Zachary and Saloma Elizabeth Haygood Lester. Surviving include five daughters, Mrs. Fairy Mae Bryant, Elgin, IL, Mrs. Martha Jordan, Blaine, Miss Shirley Quesinberry, Blaine, Mrs. Patsy Mazzone, Clifton Park, NY, Mrs. Jamie Moore of NY; one son, Robinson Taylor Quesinberry of Louisa; one brother, Hunter V. Lester, Glade Springs, VA; 28 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1979

 

RATCLIFF, Archie D.

1921-1979

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Archie D. Ratcliff, 57 of Taylor, MI were conducted Wednesday, August 8. Burial was to be in Doss Cemetery. Mr. Ratcliff died Saturday August 4. Mr. Ratcliff was born October 12, 1921, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Butler and Martha Hall Ratcliff. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth W. Ratcliff; five sons, Gary, Joe, Michael and Kenneth Ratcliff, all of Taylor and David Ratcliff with the U. S. Army in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Doss and Mrs. Wilkie Napier both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Sonja Stover of Gibralter, MI; two brothers, Henry Ratcliff of Ashland and Ishmael Ratcliff of Louisville, Co, three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Bernard and Mrs. David Back, both of Ashland, and Mrs. James Scott of Frankfort, IN; and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1979

 

RYAN, Mrs. Charles C.

1887-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles C. Ryan, 91, of Louisa, mother of Coroner Dr. John Ryan, were conducted August 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Guth. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ryan was dead on arrival August 14 at Louisa Community Hospital. She was born September 3, 1887, daughter of the late John A. and Lottie Sansom Waldeck and the last remaining member of that family in the Big Sandy Valley. Mrs. Ryan was a life-long resident of Louisa. From 1917 to 1928, she resided on the bridge, assisting her father, John A. Waldeck, as toll keeper on the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge. She resided most of her life on the site of her birth at 314 Perry Street, Louisa. She had been in extremely ill health for the past year, and a patient of the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Ryan was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband, Charles C. Ryan, age 92, a resident at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, one son, Dr. John Ryan, a Louisa dentist and a grandson, John Richard Ryan of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

THOMPSON, Mary (Noe)

1900-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Noe Thompson, 79, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Friday, August 17 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa with burial in the family cemetery at route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday, August 14. Mrs. Thompson was born June 21, 1900, at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Kyle Noe. She was a member of the Old Pleasant Church at Mill Creek. Surviving are her husband, Garland Thompson, two daughters, Mrs. Betty Caston of Fort Gay and Mrs. Carol Pancake of Columbus; four sons, Charles G. Thompson of route 1, Williamson, WV, Lowell V. Thompson of Ashland, Arthur Thompson of route 2 Fort Gay and Garland Thompson, Jr., of South Shore; a brother, Andrew Noe of Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1979

 

TRIPLETT, Henon

1911-1979

Funeral services for Henon Triplett, 68, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted July 26 in Webb Chapel with burial in Triplett Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mr. Triplett died July 23, at his residence. Mr. Triplett was born February 18, 1911, in Lincoln County, WV a son of the late Vent and Carrie Ross Triplett. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Rowe of Kistler, WV, and Mrs. Patsy Triplett of Laurelville, OH, three sons, Henon Triplett, Jr., of Fort Worth, TX and Bobby and Freddie Triplett both of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Effie Triplett of Route 1, Webbville, and Mrs. Herma Bing of Wayne, WV and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1979

 

VANDERPOOL, Fannie (White)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie White Vanderpool, 77, of Swampton, mother of Floyd F. Marshall of Louisa, were conducted Friday, August 24 in Tip Top Church, Magoffin County, with burial in Watson Cemetery. Mrs. Vanderpool died August 21 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Vanderpool was born January 20, 1902 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Johnny and Creasie Bailey White. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Duco. Additional survivors are her husband, John Vanderpool; two brothers, Freelin White of Marshallville and Eabert White of North Judson, IN, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1979

 

WEBB, Norman S.

1903-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Norman S. Webb, 76, of Richwood, OH were conducted July 26 in Richwood with burial in Price Cemetery, Essex, OH. Mr. Webb died July 23 in Marion General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Webb was born April 16, 1903, a son of the late James and Onia Chadwick Webb. He was married to the former Thelma Holbrook, March 31, 1931 in Lawrence County. He was an employee of Tecumseh Products, retiring in 1969, and a member of the Marion Church of God. Additional survivors include two sons, Arley b. Webb and Ray Webb, both of Richwood, one brothers, Austin Webb of Richwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bower of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Chester Sawyer of Webbville and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 8, 1979

 

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BAILEY, Bill

1919-1979

Funeral services for Billy Bailey, 60, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted September 9 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Bailey died September 6 in VA Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Bailey was born January 28, 1919, at Martha, a son of the late Oscar and Blanche Burchett Bailey. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, David Bailey, of Long Beach, CA; a brother, Lester Bailey of Huntington and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1979

 

BARKER, Loda (Carter)

 1891-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Loda Barker, 88 of Louisa, were conducted Monday, September 17, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Barker died September 15. Mrs. Barker was born May 27, 1891, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late Landon and Claire Short Carter. Her husband, Lloyd Barker die din 1967. Surviving are a son, Earl Barker of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Dougan of Iowa Falls, IA; a sister, Mrs. Birdie Riffe of Ashland; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, September 19, 1979

 

BEAUCHAMP, Garnet Hall (Bartram)

1904-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Garnet Hall Beauchamp, 74, of Oakwood Forest, Covington, VA, were conducted September 13, in Covington with burial there. She died  September 10 in Alleghany Regional Hospital and was the widow of Dr. Carroll L. Beauchamp, who died in July of 1975. Mrs. Beauchamp was born November 19, 1904, in Louisa, KY, the daughter of the late Sam Bartram and Vinnie Davis Bartram. Dr. and Mrs. Beauchamp had lived in Portsmouth before coming to Covington in 1948 to make their home. Mrs. Beauchamp was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 1 of the church, a former member of the Covington Business and Professional Women's Club, a member of the Covington Women's Club and the Alleghany Historical Society. Survivors include a son, Hoover L. Hall of Portsmouth, a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Anna Jean) Williams, of Clinton, IN; a stepson, Barry Lee Beauchamp, Portsmouth; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1979

 

BOGGS, Eddie

1913-1979

Funeral services for Louisa insurance agent, Eddie Boggs, 65, were conducted September 2 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died August 31. Mr. Boggs was born September 20, 1913, at Blaine, a son of Mrs. Nola Boggs and the late Rev. William Simpson Boggs. He was a former member of the Lawrence County Board of Education, a former teacher in the Lawrence County school system and an insurance agent. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Helen Maguerite Bohl Boggs; two sons, John W. Boggs of Butler, PA and James "Nick" Boggs of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Johnson of route 1, Louisa, two brothers, Russell Boggs of Beckley, WV and Lowell Boggs of Louisa, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

BURCHETT, Sadie (Adkins)

1911-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Adkins Burchett, 68, of Louisa were conducted August 31 in the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Burchett died August 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Burchett was born April 6, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mrs. Martha Bell Adkins. She was a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Orville Burchett; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Mae DeBoard and Mrs. Nellie Levering, both of Star Route, Louisa, and Mrs. Wanda Sue Hicks and Mrs. Nannie Stewart of  Star Route, Louisa; six sons, Paul Ray Burchett of Hill, MO, Emmitt Burchett of Columbus, William Albert, Clyde and Walter Burchett, all of route 4, Louisa, and Ronnie Burchett, Jr. of Star Route Louisa, 29 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

CHEEK, James

1914-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa High School principal, James Cheek, 64, were to be conducted Wednesday, September 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stoneking and Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cheek, Lawrence educator 43 years, died Sunday morning, September of an apparent heart attack at the residence. He was an art and science teacher of Lawrence County High School. Mr. Cheek was born December 29, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of George W. and Susie Hayes Cheek. He was a graduate of Louisa High School, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. He served with the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Ashland in the Pacific during World War II and was a member of the American Legion, KEA-NEA, a Mason and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mary Carlson Cheek, two brothers, Bill Cheek of Louisa and Walter Lee Cheek of San Francisco, CA; two nieces and a nephew. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

CHILDERS, Margarite "Mary" (Ballard)

1913-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite (Mary) Childers, 66, of Meades Branch were conducted September 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Theodore Keller. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Childers died September 11 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington of burns received when her home exploded August 15. Mrs. Childers was born August 12, 1913 in Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Barnaby and Surian Peliter Ballard. She was a retired nurse, a restaurant cook and had been employed by the Kentuckian Restaurant in Louisa. Her husband, Liss Childers, die din 1978. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Julia Kae of Talibury, Canada, Mrs. Josephine Spagnuolor of Northfield, MI, Sister Helen Ballard of Adrian, MI, and Mrs. Jenett Stark of Denver, Co and a brother, Basil Ballard of Windsor, Canada. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1979

 

CYRUS, Marion Samuel

1914-1979

Funeral services for Marion Samuel (Sam) Cyrus, 65, of route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday, September 17, in Durbin Church of Nazarene by the Rev. Ed Burnam and the Rev. Charles Sparks. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died September 14, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cyrus was born May 26, 1914, in Boyd County, a son of the late Jesse and Maude Hatten Cyrus. He was a retired construction worker, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Durbin Church of the Nazarene and a member of Green Arrow Lodge 521 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Laurene Shannon Cyrus; four sons, Sam and Jeff Cyrus, both of Houston, TX, and Larry and Herbert Cyrus, both of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Stewart of Ashland, Mrs. Mildred Crisp of Kenova and Miss Robyn Lynn Cyrus of Louisa; two brothers, Jess Cyrus of Florence and Bill Cyrus of Vandalia, IL; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Ann Queen of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Mrs. Judy McKellips of route 1, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Sally Rose of route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Johnnie Burns of Ashland; 10  grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1979

 

EDWARDS, Margaret Yvonne (Young)

1913-1979

Funeral services for Cherokee native Mrs. Margaret Yvonne Young Edwards, 66, of Ashland, were conducted Monday, September 17, in Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died September 13 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Edwards was born August 30, 1913 at Cherokee, a daughter of the late Morton Harrison and Chloe Ward Young. She had resided in Ashland for 30 years. Her husband, Howard E. Edwards, died in 1974. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Karen Eileen Edwards at home and Mrs. Virginia Ann Ritchie of Killeen, TX; four sisters, Misses Velma and Julia Young, both of Louisa, Mrs. Ethel Bates of Webbville and Miss Ellen Young of Columbus and four brothers, Jesse and Perry Young, both of Ashland, Taylor Young of Columbus and Donald Young of Newport, TN. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1979

 

JACOBSON, Sigurd

1896-1979

Funeral services for Sigurd Jacobson, 83, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, September 17, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Dawes Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Jacobson died September 14. Mr. Jacobson was born July 17, 1896, in Rorack, Norway. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Ward of route 1, Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Adel Harmon and Mrs. Nellie Soraunet, both of Norway and a brother, Leif Nordounet of Norway. Big Sandy News, September 19,1979

 

JORDAN, George W.

1902-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native George W. (Happy) Jordan, 76, of Ashland, were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward Gilbert and Rev. Roy Chism. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Jordan died September 7 in an Ashland nursing home. Mr. Jordan was born October 9, 1902, at Louisa, a son of the late Hezekiah and Victoria Adkins Jordan. He was retied from Ironworkers Local 769, an Ashland resident for 53 years, an Army veteran of World War II and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Grandview Church of God, Poage Lodge 325, the Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine and Eastern Star Chapter 492 in Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Dills Jordan, a son, Karl W. Jordan of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Wilson of Huntington, Mrs. Lois Miller of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Barbara Zastraw of Newport Beach, CA; three brothers, Wayne Jordan of Lexington, Ransom Jordan of Jenkins and Charles Jordan of Miami, FL; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1979

 

MAY, Hestor (Large)

1894-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Hestor Large May, 84, of Louisa, were conducted September 4 in Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Thompson. Burial was in Large Cemetery, Webbville. Mrs. May died September 2 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. May was born November 5, 1894 at route 1, Webbville, a daughter of the late Mart and Mattie Lyon Large. She was a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Hibbert May, died in 1974. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Nola Byrd, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Bertha Hayes and Mrs. Evelyn Russell both of Columbus, Mrs. Evel Turgon of Pensacola, FL, Mrs. Ernestine Rice of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Sylvia Webster of North Ridgeville, OH; two sons, Nolan May of Louisa and the Rev. James May of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Adams of Kenova, Mrs. Earlie Sturgill of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Virgie Blankenship of Williamsport, OH; 39 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

MOORE, Pluma (Henson)

1899-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Pluma Moore, 80, 711 Adams Street, were conducted September 7 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gerald Boxley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Moore, a housewife, died September 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born July 29, 1899, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Sally Curnutte and Maston Henson. Additional survivors include three step daughters, Mrs. Nannie Short of Louisa, Mrs. Lula Edwards of Columbus, Mrs. Lillie Thornhill, North Lewisburg, OH; four step sons, Tom Moore and Jay Moore of Woodstock, Willie Moore of Lancaster, OH, and Kay Moore of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Cooksey of Louisa, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1979

 

NOE, Purley

1892-1979

Funeral services for Purley Noe, 87, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, September 24 in Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial was in Community Memorial Garden. Mr. Noe died September 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born April 2, 1892, in Wayne County, a son of the late Alfred and Victoria Noe. He was a retired railroad worker and a member of the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Grace Scraggs Noe; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Salmons of Berlin Heights, OH, and Mrs. Irvin Vinson of Genoa, WV; two sons, Elwood Noe of Hillsboro, OH, and Fred Noe of Lakewood, OH; one sister, Noka Maynard of Butte, MT; one brother, Carl Noe of Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1979

 

PARSONS, Harvey, Sr.

1919-1979

Funeral services for Harvey Parsons, Sr., 60, of Louisa were conducted September 16, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev.  William Teems. Burial was in Parsons family cemetery at Chapman. Mr. Parsons died September 14 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Parsons was born May 2, 1919, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jasper and Belle Hardin Parsons. He was a retired employee of the Johnson Manufacturing Co., of Urbana, OH and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mary Abigail Frazier, Mrs. Virginia Maynard, and Mrs. Leilodell Caudill all of Louisa, and Mrs. Anna Lee Ward and Mrs. Gloria Huff both of Ashland, three sons, Harvey Parsons, Jr., of Lexington, and Mark and Nathaniel Parsons, both at home, a sister, of route 2, Louisa, a brother Drew Parsons of North Carolina; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1979

 

PETERS, Clarence Manuel

1934-1979

Funeral services for Clarence Manuel Peters, 45, of Louisa, were conducted September 21 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Louisa. Mr. Peters died September 18 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Peters was born June 21, 1934, at Isonville, a son of Mrs. Bertie Peters Sparks of Columbus and the late Dock R. Peters. He was a construction carpenter and a veteran of Korean War. Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Misses Karen Sue and Christine Peters, both at home, two sons, Michel A. and John J. Peters, both at home; six sisters, Mrs. Floa Skaggs of Louisa, Mrs. Chloe Smith of Greenville, OH, Mrs. Viola Welch of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Sarah Adkins of Cincinnati, Mrs. Geneva Andrews of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Faye Sausa of Fort Thomas and six brothers, Herman Peters of South Shore, Murl Peters of Grayson, and Eugene and Wayne Peters both of Columbus, Eulene Peters of Tallmadge, OH, and Gus Peters of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1979

 

PREECE, William (Bill) H.

1907-1979

Funeral services for William (Bill) H. Preece, 72, route 1, Louisa, were conducted September 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Barker and the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Preece Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Preece died September 20 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Preece was born January 23, 1907 at Inez, a son of the late Rev. Henry G. and Ada B. Davis Preece. He was a farmer, a member of the United Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II and was a past commander of the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ambia Shannon Preece; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Emma Walker and Mrs. Bonnie Thompson, both of Louisa, a son, Shannon Preece of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Sturgill and Mrs. Beth Nelson both of route 1, Louisa; three brothers,  Hiram Preece and Rudolph Preece, both of route 1, Louisa and Haskell Preece of Cincinnati, and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy news, September 26, 1979

 

PRESTON, Melvin

1978-1979

Funeral services for 15 month old Melvin Lloyd Preston, son of Melvin Junior and Annette Bailey Preston of Rt. 1, Louisa, were conducted September 1 at the Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Meade Cemetery. The infant died August 28 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Additional survivors are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bailey of Rt. 1 Louisa, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Laney of Rt. 2. Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

RAYBURN, Robert

Funeral services for Robert Rayburn, 46, of route 1, Vanceburg, killed August 30 in a cave-in while working on bridge construction at Webbville were conducted September 2 in Leslie A. Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill by the Rev. Jake Plank. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Kentucky State Police said Rayburn was buried beneath about three feet of dirt while checking the grade of a 10 foot deep ditch. Police said it took about 30 minutes to recover the body. A co-worker, 29 years old David Bryant, of Danville, KY, was also in the ditch and partially covered before being rescued. Lawrence County Coroner Dr. John Ryan ruled Rayburn died of suffocation. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

ROSE, Earbie

1905-1979

Funeral services for Earbie Rose, 74, of 315 Clay Street, Louisa, were conducted August 25 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gerald Boxley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rose, a retired Chessie System cook, died August 23 in Louisa Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 15, 1905, a son of the late Andrew Rose and Martha Brown Rose and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Dennis (Karen) Chapman of New Buffalo, MI; two sisters, Mrs. David Green of Louisa and Mrs. Lucillen Bolhen of Columbus; two brothers, Jim Rose and John Rose, both of Columbus and two granddaughters. Pallbearers were Woodrow Rose, Jack Rose, Tommy Rose, Burard Cyurs, Pat Cyrus, Bob Cyrus. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1979

 

SMITH, Watson

1909-1979

Funeral services for Watson Smith, 71, of Lawrence county, were conducted September 1 in Scottsdale, PA, with burial there. Mr. Smith died August 28 in Scottsdale Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born August 29, 1909, at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Nannie Watson Smith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Poterfield Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Mitchell of route 1, Rush, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN and Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Xenia, OH; and a brother, Hobert Smith of Ashland, Big Sandy News, September 5, 1979

 

SPARKS, Eddie

1958-1979

Funeral services for 20 year old Eddie Sparks, of Ulysses, who was killed in a motorcycle-automobile accident, September 6, were conducted Sunday, September 9 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, Lowmansville, by ministers, Willie Hayes and Chuck Slone. Burial was in Preston-Sparks Cemetery at River. Mr. Sparks was operating a motorcycle involved in a headon collision with a vehicle driven by Timothy Skaggs, 23 of Ulysses, according to Kentucky State Police. Glenna Hughes, 16, of Ulysses a arider on the motorcycle, was admitted to Huntington Orthopedic Hospital for injuries. The incident occurred on US 23 about 4 p.m. near the Lawrence-Johnson County line. Mr. Sparks was born September 8, 1958 in Johnson County, the son of Arlie and Ruby Castle Sparks. He was a resident of Lowmansville and an employee of Mountaineer Resources.  Surviving are two brothers, Jack Sparks, of Lowmansville and Jim Sparks of Columbus, OH; two half-brothers, Farlin Sparks of Staffordsville and Coty Sparks of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Mary Lyons of River and Elizabeth Howard of Van Lear; four half sisters, Mrs. Peggy Dobbins of Ashland, Mrs. Bonnie Miller of Lowmansville and Mrs. Blanche Dillon and Mrs. Betty Green, both of Urbana, OH. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1979

 

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BURCHETT, Arnetta Susan (Pearson)

1918-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Arnetta Susan (Pearson) Burchett, 61, of Huntington, were conducted Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Temple in Huntington by the Rev. Nell Jackson. Mrs. Burchett died October 4 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Burchett was born January 13, 1918 in West Virginia, a daughter of Virgie Tackett Pearson and the late John D. Pearson. She was employed in the bookkeeping department of Koppers Co. She was a member of the Baptist Temple and past president of the American Business Women's Association. She was preceded in death by a brother, Winston Pearson. Survivors include her husband, Fulton Burchett; one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn K. Bruce of Huntington; one son, Lawrence (Larry) Burchett of Louisa, KY; one sister, Mrs. Lorella Carter of Huntington; four brothers, Larimore Pearson of Coal Grove, OH, Malcolm Pearson of Austin, TX, Chalmer Pearson of Chicago, IL and Harley Pearson of Huntington and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Ferrell Mortuary, Huntington. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

CAREY, Carrie M. (Swetnam)

1890-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Carey, 89, of Louisa will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at Heston Funeral Home. Rev. George Mays will conduct the services. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mrs. Carey died Monday, October 8, in a Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. She was the widow of Charles W. Carey. She was a member of the Christian Church, Louisa Chapter Betsy Ross, Rebekah Lodge 95, and a Charter member of the Blaine OES. Mrs. Carey was born July 17, 1890 at Wilbur, KY. She was the daughter of the late Milton F. Swetnam and Lydia Botner Swetnam. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. D. C. (Carolyn) Childers of Catlettsburg, and one son, Milton M. Carey of Louisa, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

CHAPMAN, Chester

1917-1979

Funeral services for Chester Chapman, 62, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Monday, October 8 at Murray Funeral Home, Greenfield, OH. Rev. Paul Brown officiated. Burial was at South Salem Cemetery. Mr. Chapman died Saturday, October 6 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH, following a brief illness. Mr. Chapman, son of Tom and Hester Adkins Chapman, both deceased, was born January 8, 1917, in Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Ryan Chapman, three sons, Danny Chapman, Ronnie Chapman, Donny Chapman, all of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Coburn, Mrs. Paul (Carolyn) Little, both of Louisa; two step daughters, Dorothy Howland and Donna Howland, both of Columbus, one step son, Martin Howland of Columbus, OH; one brother, Willie Adkins of Columbus and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

CLEVENGER, Lando

Former Louisan Lando Clevenger, 74, of Galena, OH, was buried in Clevenger Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Wright conducting services. Mr. Clevenger died October 3 in Riverside Hospital. He was a member of Christian Baptist Church and retiree of North American Rockwell in Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Evell Ball Clevenger; two daughters, Joy Hutchison of Kenova and Freida Petry of Galena; six grandsons and one great grandson; three brothers, Luther Clevenger of Louisa, Donald Clevenger and Tom Clevenger, both of Columbus, OH; one sister, Maxine Miller of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1979

 

DELONG, Alta Jane (Setser)

Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Jane Setser Delong, 91, of route 1, Louisa will be 11 a.m. today at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery. Mrs. Delong died Monday, October 8, in the Louisa Community Hospital. She was the widow of Ephraim Blaine Delong. Surviving include four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Hyden of East Point, Mrs. Evalena Akers of Berea, Mrs. Vesta Mittelstadt of Louisa and Mrs. Velva McGuire of Venton; one son, Warren Delong of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

DIAMOND, Levisa (Moore)

Funeral services for Mrs. Levisa Moore Diamond, 77, of Florence AL, formerly of Louisa were conducted Tuesday, October 9 at 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel Church. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died Sunday October 7 in Florence. She was the widow of Earl Diamond. Survivors include two sons, Ray Diamond of Florence and Fred D. Diamond of Hopewell, VA; one daughter, Mrs. Laksie Grimes of Columbus, OH. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

DIXON, Proctor F.

1925-1979

Funeral services for Proctor F. Dixon, 53, of Adams, KY, will be conducted Thursday at Heston Funeral Home at 10 a.m. by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Milthall Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died October 7. Mr. Dixon was a farmer and the son of the late mart and Rosie Justice Dixon. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Peggy Prater of Adams, Mrs. Mary Delong, Blaine, Mrs. Wilma Holbrook of route 4, Louisa, five sons, Martin Dixon, Charles Edward Dixon and Noah Dixon, all of Adams, Donny Dixon of West Virginia and David Dixon of Waverly, OH; two brothers, Marty Dixon and Freelin Dixon of Adams; three sisters, Sadie Moore of Adams, Jo Savage of Bellefontaine, OH and Esta Henry of Los Angeles, CA. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

DODSON, Kenneth B.

Funeral services for Kenneth B. Dodson, 66, of Minford, OH who died October 8 were conducted October 10. Mr. Dodson was a native of Ashland, a member of Minford United Methodist Church, Scioto County Funeral Directors Association of which he was past president, Lucasville Masonic Lodge 465, an Army veteran of World War II and member of Minford Post American Legion. In 1952 he and his brother William purchased the Erwin Funeral Home. They were partners in the business until he retired in 1977. He helped organize the Minford Lions Club in 1953, was charter president and was presented with life membership in the club in 1978. He was president of the Minford Telephone Co. from 1968-1975, and helped organize the Bennett Cemetery Maintenance Association and served as its secretary and treasurer for more than 20 years. Surviving is his wife, Irene Riffe Dodson. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Sue Dodson of Louisa, KY, one brother, William Dodson of Minford and two sisters, Mrs. Iris Powers of Huntington and Mrs. Margaret Wallace of Louisa. Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Minford by Rev. L. M. Barnett and Rev. Gerald Meyer. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dodson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

EDWARDS, Morton

1914-1979

Funeral services for Morton Edwards, 65, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday at the residence by the Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October 28, at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Edwards was born March 25, 1914 at Blaine, a son of the late Lonzo and Rose Boggs Edwards. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Robinson Edwards; seven daughters, Mrs. Jenny Walker of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Sarah McDowell and Mrs. Linda Collier, both of Blaine, Mrs. Rosalee Rigsby of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Carrie Alice Salyer and Mrs. Karen Sue Salyer, both of Sandy Hook and Mrs. Sharon Kay Salyers of Stevens; two sons, Johnny Edwards of Lima, OH and Lonnie Edwards of Toledo, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Steele and Mrs. Martha Limmings, both of Blaine, and Mrs. Zelda Blevins of Alma, OH; a brother, Ossie Edwards of Blaine and 22 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1979

 

FANNIN, Amy Dalton

1979-1979

Amy Dalton Fannin, infant daughter of James I. and Donna Marie Vanover Fannin of route 4, Louisa, was dead at birth Wednesday, October 3, at Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Misses Rebecca Lynn and Cory Elizabeth Fannin, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vanover of route 1, Rush, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Minna Fannin of route 4, Louisa. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5 at the Fannin family cemetery by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

FERGUSON, Newell Franklin

1897-1979

Funeral services for Newell Franklin Ferguson, 82, of Louisa were conducted October 2 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died September 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born April 1, 1897 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Monroe and Eliza Robinson Ferguson. He was a retired painter. His wife, Mrs. Bertha Childers Ferguson, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Rice of Ashland; two sons, Chester and Lawrence Ferguson both of Ashland, a brother, Reynolds Ferguson of Frankfort; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1979

 

GALLAHER, Beulah (VanHoose)

1918-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Gallaher, 61, of route 2, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, in Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Horne and Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery. Mr. Gallaher died September 29 at the residence. Mrs. Gallaher was born January 14, 1918 at Seco, a daughter of the late Charley and Folson Blankenship VanHoose. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Gallaher; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Mable Cook of route 2, Louisa; a brother, Jess I. Vanhoose of Carlisle, OH and a half brother Ison VanHoose of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1979

 

HENRY, Earl Von

1904-1979

Funeral services for Earl Von Henry, 74, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted October 1 with burial in Henry Cemetery. Mr. Henry died September 28. Mr. Henry was born November 17, 1904, at Alexandria, VA, a son of the late Ernest Vaughn and Nellie May Davis Henry. He was a retired miner and construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleo Parks Henry; six daughters, Mrs. Emmit Akers, Miss Sandra Sue Henry and Mrs. Linda Fleming, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Bruce Waring, and Misses Brenda and Janice Ray Henry, all of Louisa; five sons, Ernest E. and Harold D. Henry, both of Louisa, Jimmy L. Henry of route 2, Louisa, Larry G. Henry of Zanesville, OH, and William Earl Henry of Ulysses; a sister, Miss Veronica Henry of Washington D.C., a brother, Ernest Henry of Washington; 35 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1979

 

HESTER, Elmer, Sr.

1886-1979

Funeral services for Elmer Hester, 93, of East Point, KY, father of Elmer Hester, Jr., of Louisa, were conducted October 16 in East Point Church of Christ. Burial was in Music Heights Cemetery at Hager Hill. Mr. Hester died October 13. Mr. Hester was born December 20, 1886 in Jackson County, a son of the late Clay and Clara Blackburn Hester. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harriet Crider Hester; three sons, Conrad Hester of Oak Grove, Jack Hester of Baltimore, MD, and Donald Hester of Shelby Gap; and three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Porter of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Maxine Marowiski of Baltimore and Mrs. Dorothy Horner of Jenkins. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

HEWLETT, Richard Franch "Billy"

1896-1979

Funeral services for Richard Franch "Billy" Hewlett, 83, Louisa were conducted Tuesday at the Tabors Creek Baptist Church at Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery at route 1, Kenova. Mr. Hewlett died Saturday, October 20, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Hewlett was born February 9, 1896 at Hewlett, WV, a son of the late William Henry and Clarinda Mullins Hewlett. He was a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church, the Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM of Fort Gay for 58 years and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Smith Hewlett; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hodge of Winder, GA; two sons, Frank L. Hewlett of Kenova and Marvin Luke Hewlett of Norton, OH; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1979

 

JARRELL, Anise (Skeens)

1913-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native Anise Jarrell, 65, of Newark, OH were conducted October 23 in Criss Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Ramsey. Burial was in Newark Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Jarrell died October 20 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born October 21, 1913 in Louisa. Parents are the late Andrew Skeens and Clara Fannin Skeens. She lived in the Newark area for 27 years, relocating from Allen. She was a member of the Southern Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sam Jarrell, four sisters, Mrs. Emma Henson and Mrs. Lavada Jones, both of Louisa, Mrs. Helen Stone of Ashland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Orin of Portsmouth, OH, one sister and one brother are deceased. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1979

 

MARTIN, Sarah (Derifield)

1889-1979

Funeral services for Sarah Derifield Martin, 89, of route 5, Louisa, were Saturday, October 20 at the Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Martin Salmons Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Sammy Branham. Mrs. Martin died October 18 at Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Martin was born November 8, 1889 at Lee County, VA. She was the daughter of the late William Derifield and Anna Ingle Derifield. She was a retired school teacher for the Lawrence County School System, a member of KEA, NEA, Retired Teachers Association and a member of the United Baptist Church for 75 years. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Martin, who died in 1949. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Dove Diamond and Mrs. Thelma Dillon, both of Ashland, Mrs. Minerva Kittle, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Virginia Salmons, Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Maynard, Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Laverne Fitzpatrick of Murfreesboro, TN; one son, Winfield Martin of Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1979

 

MAYNARD, Wayne E.

1903-1979

Funeral services for Wayne E. Maynard, 76, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted October 2 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died September 29 at the residence. Mr. Maynard was born march 8, 1903 at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Florence Fitzpatrick Maynard. He was a retired farmer and machinist. His wife, Mrs. Mallie Lemaster Maynard, died in 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Martha  Derifield of Louisa, Mrs. Moncie Kiser of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Juanita Huntzinger of New Albany, OH, and Mrs. Christine Cossin of Carroll, OH; three sons, James E. Maynard of Mansfield, OH and Don C. and Russell B. Maynard of route 5 Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Violet Hammond of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Jennie Pope of Williamsburg, OH, and Mrs. Beulah Dingess of Orient, OH; a brother, Charlie Maynard of route 5, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1979

 

MCCALLISTER, Arlie

1922-1979

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Arlie McCallister, 56, of Norwood, OH, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Smith Chapel Church route 3, Louisa. Officiating will be Rev. Olin Kearns and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery. Mr. McCallister died Monday, October 8, at Cincinnati. Mr. McCallister was born November 19, 1922, at Van Lear, a son of Mrs. Emma Abshire McCallister York of Louisa and the late James William McCallister. He was a retired Cincinnati bus driver. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Cummins McCallister; a daughter, Mrs. Lana Cuddie of Vancouver, WA; a son, Larry Maurice McCallister of Cincinnati; a brother, Dudley McCallister of Naugatuck, WV; a half sister, Mrs. Gladys Deaton of Jackson and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

MOORE, Sadie (Shannon)

1912-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Shannon Moore, 67, of Fort Gay were conducted September 30 in the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. Tommy Vance. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died September 27. Mrs. Moore was born January 29, 1912 at Ferguson, WV, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Shannon. She was a member of the Church of God at Barboursville, WV. Surviving are her husband, Ira Carl Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Christiansbury of Charlotte, NC and Mrs. Vonceille Dial of Branchland, WV, three sons, Murl T. Moore of Doctor's Inlet, FL, Larry R. Moore of Columbus, and Carl J. Moore of Orland, FL; three brothers, Villy Shannon of Kenova, Ernest Shannon of Marblehead, OH and Bet Shannon of Roswell, NM; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 12,1979

 

PETERS, Berrtie (Sparks)

1895-1979

Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. for Mrs. Bertie Sparks Peters, 84, of Columbus formerly of Lawrence County, who died Saturday, October 6, at her residence following an extended illness. The funeral will be conducted at the Beach Grove United Baptist Church at Isonville, by the Rev. Jarrett Cordell. Burial will be in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. funeral arrangements were conducted by the Heston Funeral Home. Mrs. Peters was born June 11, 1895, at Isonville, a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Hicks Sparks. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Floa Skaggs of Louisa, Mrs. Chloe Smith of Greenfield, OH, Mrs. Viola Welch of Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Genova Andrews of Bellefontaine, OH, Mrs. Faye Sausa of Fort Thomas and Mrs. Sarah Adkins of Cincinnati; six sons, Herman Peters of South Shore, Murl Peters of Grayson, Eugene and Wayne Peters, both of Columbus, Eulene Peters of Tallmadge, OH and Gus Peters of Dayton, OH; 36 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, October 10, 1979

 

PICKINS, Anna Elizabeth

1900-1979

Funeral services for Miss Anna Pickins, 79, Louisa, were conducted October 12 in Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Miss Pickins died October 9. Miss Pickins was born July 6, 1900, at Oldtown, a daughter of the late Moses and Emma Starke Pickins. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, H. R. Pickins of Texas City, TX and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

ROBERTS, Lula (Rice)

1891-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Lula Roberts, 88, were conducted October 19 in Columbus with burial there. Mrs. Roberts, who died October 17, resided with a son, Wayne Roberts in Columbus. Mrs. Roberts was born June 30, 1891, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Perry Washington and Virginia Bartee Rice. Her husband, Virgil Roberts, preceded her in death. Additional survivors include another son, Ray Roberts of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Haynes of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. James Elkins of Catlettsburg; and two brothers, Robert Rice of Ashland and John Rice of Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1979

 

SHARP, David Lee

The Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the traffic death of a 5 year old kindergarten student struck by a motorist last week as he was crossing U S 23 to board a school bus. Funeral services for David Lee Sharp, son of Bobby Lee and Patty Williamson Sharp of Zelda, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Buchanan Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. The youngster was struck about 6:50 a.m. on fog-shrouded US 23 while holding the hand of his 11 year old sister, Deanna, who suffered minor injuries. The south bound automobile, driven by William Click, 63, of South Shore, according to KSP trooper Clyde Johns. His mother witnessed the accident from the front porch of her home and was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital suffering shock. Trooper Johns and Lawrence County Coroner John N. Ryan, who investigated at the scene, said the driver, Click, passed three stopped vehicles before going around the bus driven by Randall Bowen, which was displaying flashing lights. Neighbors escorted Mrs. Sharp and Deanna to the hospital in Wellman's Ambulance and recalled how Mrs. Sharp was severely injured just over a year ago in an auto-coal truck accident in the same section of  road, near Lamberts Road at Zelda. They said the boy was carrying his Halloween costume and cowboy boots as he neared the bus, on his way to a party at his school, Louisa Elementary. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1979

 

SMITH, William Robert

Funeral services for William Robert Smith, 73, of route 4, Inez, were conducted Tuesday, October 2, at the residence with burial in Meade Cemetery. The husband of June Cook Smith died September 9 in Highlands Regional Hospital. He was the father of Bill Smith and James Smith, both of Florida, Dave Smith, Ted Smith, Paul Smith and Johnny Smith, Linda Cox, Margie McKinney, Peggy Williamson and Tammy Ward, all of Inez, Glenn Smith of Louisville and Robert Lee Smith and Beatrice Fitzpatrick both of Louisa. Big Sandy news, October 3, 1979

 

STACEY, Minnie (Ward)

1893-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Stacey, 86, Ashland, mother of Mrs. Lucille Childers of Louisa were conducted October 15 in Miller Funeral Home by Elders Prater Blair and Earl Mead. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Stacey died October 12 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Stacey was born February 1, 1893, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late General T. and Elizabeth Adams Ward. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and an Ashland resident for three years. Her husband, Blaine Stacey, died in 1968. Additional survivors are six daughters, Mrs. S. W. Fannin of Huntington, Mrs. Amos Cantrell of Wabash, IN, Mrs. Cecil Spriggs of Bellbrook, OH, Mrs. Charles Senters of Ashland and Mrs. Nolan Kimbler  and Miss Joan Stacey, both of Dayton, OH; a son, Burl Stacey of West Alexandria, OH, a brother, General T. Ward, Jr., of Leewood, WV, 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

THOMPSON, Frank Maynard

1899-1979

Funeral services for Frank Maynard Thompson, 80, Louisa, were conducted October 12, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ball Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died October 9. Mr. Thompson was born September 3, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Milton and Delphia Curnutte Thompson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kirby of Groveport, OH, and Mrs. Charlene Dadosky of Portsmouth; a son, Martin "Bud" Thompson of Columbus; a half-sister, Mrs. Gypsy Wheeler of Columbus; and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1979

 

WILSON, Gertrude (Miles)

1920-1979

Funeral services for Gertrude Wilson, 59, of route 2, Ashland, were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Adkins and Rev. Ted Cyrus. Burial was in the Saunders Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Wilson died October 6, at Lexington Medical Center. She is the widow of John M. Wilson. they owned and operated a grocery store in Louisa and route 60, Ashland. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the first Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson was born May 7, 1920, at Blaine, KY and was the daughter of the late Levi Miles and Luella Hubbard Miles. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Madge Polinori of Downey, CA, Mrs. Bea Lakins, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Nolan May of Louisa; also several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1979

 

YOUNG, Jack Richard

1925-1979

Funeral services for Jack R. Young, 54, of New Port, MI, were conducted October 15 in Voran Funeral Home, Allen Park, MI by the Rev. Steve Cordova and Rev. John Brown. Masonic memorial services were on October 14 as were V.F.W. Post 9283 at the grave site. Burial was at National Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Detroit. Mr. Young died October 12 at Seaway Hospital, Trenton, MI, following an auto accident June 15. He was in a coma four months. Mr. Young, son of Mary Jane Whitt Young of Woodhaven, MI and the late Victor Young, formerly of Lawrence County, was born October 10, 1925, at route 2, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Jean Young, two sons, Jack R. Young, Jr. at home and James Victor Young of Sandusky, MI; two daughters, Susan Kay Conselyea of Ferndale, MI and Marianne Young at home; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1979

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BEVINS, Marcus William

1959-1979

Funeral services for Marcus William Bevins, 20, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, November 6 in Old Hood United Baptist Church, Sitka by Elders Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bevins died November 3 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Bevins was born September 3, 1959, in Johnson County, a son of Gomer and Gusta Burchett Bevins of route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother and sister, Janet Nadine and Jeffrey Keith; and paternal grandparents, Willie and Martha Castle Bevins. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

BRANHAM, Lizzie (York)

Funeral services for Lizzie Branham, 84, formerly of Glenhayes, WV, will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. at the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Robinette officiating. Burial will be in the Branham Cemetery at Glenhayes. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Branham died Saturday, November 3, at Rittman, OH following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late David York and Loucinda Turner. Her husband, John Branham died in 1965. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Irene Porter of Rittman, OH, Pauline Copley and Joan Marcum, both of Glenhayes, WV, and Sadie Duncan of Columbus, OH; four sons, Oscar Branham and John Branham both of Glenhayes, Dan Branham of Columbus, OH and Charles Branham of Delaware, OH; 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

BROWNING, Avenell Roberta

Funeral services for Mrs. Avenell Roberta Browning, 59, of Whitman, WV, mother of Tony Chaney of Louisa, were conducted November 14 in Logan, WV. Burial was in Highland Memory Garden, Godby, WV. Mrs. Browning was dead on arrival November 11 at Logan General Hospital. Additional survivors include her husband, three daughters, and another son. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1979

 

BURKS, Betty J.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty J. Burks, 46, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, November 13, in Friendship Church, Inez, with burial in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mrs. Burks died Sunday, November 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include one son, John A. Spirit of route 5, Louisa, and two daughters, Beverly Ann Williams of Columbus, and Mrs. Debra Endicott of route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

CASTLE, Dora Lee (Hager)

1915-1979

Funeral services for former Richardson resident Mrs. Dora Lee Hager Castle, 64, of Columbus, were conducted Tuesday, November 6 in Columbus. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Castle died November 3 in Pine Crest Care Center, Gallipolis, OH, following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born March 4, 1915, in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Emma and William Hager. Her husband, Okey Castle, died in 1973. Surviving are a son, Jackie Burgess of Richardson, two step sons, Dennis Castle of Russell and Woodrow Castle of Columbus, a daughter Miss Linda Castle of Columbus; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Dorothy Clifton of Russell, Mrs. Esta Cochran of Lundale, WV and Mrs. Betty Vanhoose of Carlisle, OH; two brothers, William Hager, Jr., of California and Thurmon Hager of South Webster, OH, a half brother, Roosevelt Cochran of St. Mary's, OH; a sister, Mrs. Irene Rinehart of New Boston, OH, a half-sister, Mrs. Lou Ann Cochran of New Salem, WV; a grandchild; 12 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

COFFEE, Flora Rigsby (Ferguson)

1906-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Rigsby Coffee, 73, Martha, were conducted November 23, at 11 a.m. at Old Paint Church in Morgan County. Mrs. Coffee was dead on arrival Tuesday, November 20 at Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Coffee was born May 22, 1906, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Millard and Celia Rigsby Ferguson. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her first husband, Ivory Rigsby, died in 1974. Surviving are her husband, William Coffee; four sons, Lowell "Bill" Rigsby of Isonville, Edgel Rigsby of Fairborn, OH, Wendell Rigsby of Moon and Thomas Rigsby of Dayton, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Lee Skaggs of Mount Sterling, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of West Liberty, Mrs. Eileen Wellman of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Glenda Terry of Chicago, two brothers, Walter Ferguson of Old Hickory, TN and Okie Ferguson of Athens, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Elna Marker, Mrs. Gladys Bober and Mrs. Erma Buttery, all of Canton, OH; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Roby Ferguson, Paul Keaton and Jerry Brown. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

FAULKNER, Callie

Funeral services for Miss Callie Faulkner, 62, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Sunday, November 25 at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Miss Faulkner died Friday, November 23 at her residence following an extended illness. Survivors include a brother, Cyrus Faulkner of Louisa. Additional survivors include a sister and two other brothers. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

FERGUSON, Lilburn

1894-1979

Funeral services for Lilburn Ferguson, 84, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, November 4, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harry Christian. Burial was in Hayton Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died November 2 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Ferguson was born November 3, 1894, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Polly Ferguson. He was a retired construction worker, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Riley Ferguson, a daughter, Mrs. Janet Morrison of Lavalette, WV; four sons, Everett Ferguson of Portland, OR, Homer Ferguson of Wayne, WV, Burgess Ferguson at home and Kenneth Ferguson of Clearwater, FL; two brothers, Oscar Ferguson, of route 1, Fort Gay and Freelin Ferguson of Portsmouth; 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

FINLEY, Cullie

1903-1979

Funeral services for Cullie Finley, 76, of Fort Gay were conducted November 10 in the Salt Peter Community Church by the Rev. Clyde Jordan, Rev. Dick Maynard and Rev. Richard Morrison. Mr. Finley died November 7 at the residence. Mr. Finley was born March 14, 1903 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Harvey and Belle Jones Finley. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad, where he worked for 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Wellman Finley; two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Ailiff of Fort Gay and Mrs. Marguerite Damron of Huntington; two sons, Charles Finley of Ashland and Paul Finley of Fort Gay; a brother, Roy Finley of Fort Gay; a half brother, Thomas Hamilton of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

FYFFE, Kathleen (Barker)

1946-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen Fyffe, 33, Blaine, who died October 31, were conducted November 3 at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by the Rev. Junior Holbrook. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Fyffe was born October 15, 1946 in Elliott County, a daughter of Guy Barker of Sandy Hook and the late Mrs. Vearl Eldridge Barker. She was an employee of American Standard of Paintsville. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Denver Fyffe, her stepmother, Mrs. Ina Barker of Sandy Hook, a son, Gary Fyffe at home; five sisters, Mrs. Lovene Spencer, and Mrs. Darlene Burke both of Sandy Hook, Mrs. Virginia Lytten of Enon, OH, Mrs. Betty Wagoner of Hillsboro and Mrs. Carol Fraley of Springfield, OH and four brothers, Bud Barker of Dayton, OH, Billy Barker of Midway, Nicky Barker of Fairborn, OH and Tim Barker of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

GARRED, Ulysses Victoria

1894-1979

Funeral services for Dr. Ulysses Victoria Garred, 85, of Whiting, Iowa, formerly of Louisa were conducted October 27 at the Wood Funeral Home in Whiting. Dr. Garred was born June 17, 1894 in Louisa, a son of the late Avin Hattin Lee and Jennie Elam Garred. He graduated from the Kentucky Normal School at Louisa in 1914, was a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Engineering and was employed with E. I. DuPont until 1930. He graduated from the University of Louisville Dental School in 1934 and started his dental practice in Ashland. In 1952, he moved to Whiting and practiced dentistry there until his retirement in 1975.

 

He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association of Engineering, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Omicron Kappa Epsilon Honorary Society and the Methodist Church. Dr. Garred was a former member of the Scottish Rites Bodies of Sioux City, Masonic Weston Lodge 562 F & AM, AbuBekr Shrine of Sioux City and Eastern Star. He was a charter member and the first president of the Ashland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and attended the First Congregational UCC of Whiting. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Kathryn Phillips Garred; two sons, Dr. William Garred of Onawa, IA and Dr. John L. Garred, Sr., of Whiting, IA; two sisters, Mrs. Zella Arrington of Louisa and Mrs. L. C. Richmond of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Thomas l. Guenther. Burial was in Whiting Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ora Townsend, Gerald K. Newman, Floyd Crossely, Dr. D. L. Niffenegger, Ervin Mander and A. L. Clinkenbeard. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

MATNEY, Lonzo

Funeral services for Lonzo Matney, 74, of Louisa, were Tuesday, November 27 at Justice Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville. Mr. Matney died Sunday, November 25. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Dixie Hackney Matney; four daughters, Hulen (Mary) Edmonds of Euclid, OH, Mrs. Michael (Ann) Barner of Willoughby, OH, Mrs. Harold (Lois) Church of Mentor, OH, Mrs. Homer (Gay) Dale of Madison, OH: and one son, Lonnie Matney serving in the U. S. Army in Germany. Burial was in Mount Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

MEADE, Lawrence

Graveside services for Lawrence Meade, 35, of Louisa were conducted today at 10 a.m. at Wellman Cemetery, Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Meade died Monday, November 5, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Meade was the son of Ella and the late Melvin Meade of Louisa. He is survived by a brother, Earl Meade of Orville, OH. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

MOORE, Ballard

1901-1979

Funeral services for Ballard Moore, 78, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, November 6 in Hall Funeral Home, Martin, by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat. Mr. Moore died November 3 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Moore was born January 1, 1901, in Floyd County, a son of the late Harry and Polly Hall Moore. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Mine Workers and a member of the United Mine Workers Union District 30, Local 5967 at East McDowell. His first wife, Mrs. Victoria Adams Moore, died in 1976. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Esta Mae Cooksey Moore; a son Johnny Moore of Cincinnati; a daughter, Ms. Wanda Moore of Cincinnati; seven half brothers, Ralph Moore of Price, Girdle and Edgel Moore, both of Orkney, Arnold Moore, of Cheyenne, WY, Clyde Moore of Green River, WY, Randall Moore of Hamilton, OH and Ivel Moore of McDowell; a half sister, Mrs. Opal Hayes of Hi Hat; and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

MOORE, Fannie J. (Howard)

1908-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie J. Moore, 71 of Lawrence County, were conducted November 9 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, Rev. Ibo Fraley and Rev. K. Junior Thompson. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died November 7. Mrs. Moore was born March 28, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Leonabelle Wiley Howard. She was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sam Moore; six daughters, Mrs. Violet Thompson, Mrs. Irene Lyons, Mrs. Beatrice Stambaugh and Mrs. Hazel Burchett, all of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Alkie Young of route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Stella Johnson of Mechanicsburg, OH; five sons, Herman, Charlie, Denver, Thurman and Arthur Moore, all of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Monnie Pack of Mechanicsburg, three brothers, Tommy Howard of Ashland, Benjamin Howard, Jr., of Louisa and Offet Howard of route 1, Louisa; 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

QUEEN, Diane

1962-1979

Funeral services for Miss Diane Queen, 17, of Lucasville, OH, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, in Victory Chapel Church. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Louisa. Miss Queen died November 17 as the result of suffocation in an automobile near Lucasville. She attended Lawrence County High School in 1978 while residing with her sister, Mrs. Sharon Ball. Ms. Queen was born January 25, 1962 at Lucasville, a daughter of Mauna Carroll and Kenneth Queen. Other survivors include two brothers, Raymond D. Queen, Gastonia, NC and Frank C. Queen of Johnstown, OH; two other sisters, Mrs. Tana Conkle of Lucasville and Mrs. Priscilla Stapleton of Blue Creek, OH. The body is at McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1979

 

RATCLIFF, Dan B.

1901-1979

Funeral services for Dan B. Ratcliff, 78, of route 2. Fort Gay, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Ratcliff died Saturday morning November 24 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Ratcliff was born July 20, 1901 in Clifford a son of the late William and Etta Frazier Ratcliff. He was a retired N & W employee. His wife, Mrs. Nevada Sammons Ratcliff died in 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack Maynard of Glen Hayes, WV and Mrs. Jewell Maynard of Detroit; two sons, Pearl Ratcliff of Glen Hayes and Bill Ratcliff of route 2, Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Hall and Mrs. Dolly Maynard, both of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Jerry Pettit of Columbus, a brother, Jim A. Ratcliff of Clifford; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conduced by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Ratcliff Cemetery at Glen Hayes. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

RATCLIFF, William G.

1900-1979

Funeral services for William G. Ratcliff, 78, of Tolsia Highway, Fort Gay, were conducted November 3 in Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Everett Meddings. Burial was in Sprint Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Mr. Ratcliff died October 31 at the residence. He was born January 28, 1900, in Wayne, WV, a son of the late John J. Ratcliff and Rachel Copley Ratcliff. He was a Chessie system employee and worked at the Parsons Car Shop for 44 years in Columbus and Huntington. He was a member of the Railway Carman of America Lodge No. 605 and an elder of the Freewill Baptist Church at Fort Gay. His family came to the Fort Gay area in the early 1800's. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Adkins Ratcliff; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Johnson and Mrs. Judith Morrissey, both of Columbus and Mrs. Carol Proctor of Cannelton, WV; three sons, Charles E. Ratcliff and Paul David Ratcliff both of Fort Gay and John Ratcliff of Carroll, OH; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

SAMMONS, Earl Erwin

1900-1979

Funeral services for Earl Erwin Sammons, 79, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Monday, November 19, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Nelson Thortonberry. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery. Mr. Sammons died November 17 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Sammons was born September 23, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charlie and Mary Coburn Sammons. He was a retired employee of the Chessie system. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Hacker of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Lucy Moore of Irving, TX; two brothers, Lawrence and Clarence Sammons both of route 2, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1979

 

SPARKS, Charles

1931-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County road department superintendent Charles Sparks, 48, of Blaine, were conducted November 10 in Young Funeral Home by ministers, Harold Boggs and Frank Wheeler. Mr. Sparks died November 8. Mr. Sparks was born March 31, 1931, at Blaine, a son of the late Allen  T. and Lockie Edwards Sparks. He was a Lawrence County road supervisor, a Korean War veteran and a member of the Jake Rice Lodge 606 F & AM at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Sparks; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Butcher of Louisa, and Miss Sandra Sparks at home; two sons, Charles D. Sparks with the U. S. Air Force in England and Samuel R. Sparks at home; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Webb of route 1, Louisa, two brothers, Arthur Sparks, of Columbus and Arlie Sparks of Schererville, IN and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

STEWART, Fred

1892-1979

Funeral services for Charley native Fred Stewart, 87, of Columbus, were conducted November 23 with burial  in Glen Rest Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, OH. The veteran of World War I died November 19 at the residence. He was born March 23, 1892, a son of the late Margaret Elizabeth McGranahan and James Allen Stewart. Mr. Stewart, former Louisan, was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Childers Stewart. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Wedekind of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Margaret Hicks , Coral Springs, FL, Mrs. Beatrice Baum of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Barbara Bateman of Margate, FL; one son, Robert A. Stewart of Knox, PA; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Aflex Stewart of Kentucky and John Stewart of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

VINSON, Ireland

1919-1979

Funeral services for Ireland Vinson, 60, Charleston, formerly of Fort Gay, who died November 2, were conducted Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Vinson was born July 7,1919, at route 2, Fort Gay, a son of the late Taylor and Nora Crum Vinson. He was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Belva Hardwick Vinson; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Yanov and Mrs. Mary Lou Summers, both of Charleston, a son, Ireland J. Vinson, Jr. of Amma, WV and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

WALTERS, Barbara Allen (Wray)

1909-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Allen Wray Walters, 70, Catlettsburg, were conducted Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Mrs. Walters died Tuesday, November 20 at King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Walters was born November 17, 1909 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dr. W. W. and Idella Salyers Wray. She was a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church, was a retired teacher in the Boyd County school system and attended Muskingham College, Morehead State University and Marshall University. Surviving are her husband, John H. Walters, three sons, John Wray Walters of route 4, Catlettsburg, William N. Walters of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Dr. Donald R. Walters of Mountain City, TN; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Idella Wallace of route 2, Ashland and Mrs. Augusta Jane Courtney of Florence; two brothers, Robert Wray of Richmond, VA and Dr. Loyal Wray of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Chapman of Gallipolis, OH; 18 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Walter Pelphrey and the Rev. Mark Breeding. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

WEBB, Charles

1885-1979

Funeral services for Charles Webb, 94, Webbville, were conducted November 9 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Webb died November 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born June 22, 1885, in Carter county, a son of the late George and Mary Reeves Webb. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sandhill Christian Church. His wife, Mrs. Flora Roberts Webb, died in 1948. Surviving are five sons, Denver and Charles Junior Webb, both of Circleville, OH, Woodrow Webb of route 1, Webbville, Elwood Webb of Lorain, OH and Chester Webb of route 4, Louisa, three daughters, Mrs. Eddie Thompson and Mrs. Wilma Weaver, both of Circleville, OH and Miss Ruby Webb of route 1 Webbville. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

WELLMAN, John J.

1909-1979

Funeral services for Blaine native John J. Wellman, 70, of Crescent City, FL was in Canal Winchester, OH, November 10 conducted by the Rev. Walter Whitaker. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery at Reynoldsburg, OH. Mr. Wellman, retired service station operator, died November 7. He was born September 9, 1909, in Blaine a son of Dennis Wellman and Emma Graham Wellman. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Spray Wellman and one son, Charles A. Wellman of Illinois; and one grandson, Charles Terry; two sisters, Mrs. Samantha Belle Sands and Mrs. Florence Wright and step brother, Ova Green, all of Kentucky, and step mother Mary Wellman, Louisa, KY. He was a member of Southgate Lodge 692 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and Kings Council and a Kentucky Colonel. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1979

 

WHITE, Maxine (Stewart)

1932-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Stewart White, 47, of Ashland will be today at 1 pm. at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Mrs. White died Sunday November 25 at King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. White was born March 7, 1932 at Buchanan, a daughter of Edward Stewart of Buchanan and the late Mrs. Drewsie Vanhorn Stewart. She was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Survivors in addition to her father are her husband, Herbert H. White, four sons, Curtis Edward White of Olive Hill, Wendell Eugene White of Ashland, Timothy Charles White of Russell and David Jeffrey White at home; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Lucas of Flatwoods and Mrs. Kathy Barnett of Russell; three brothers, Dwayne Stewart of route 1, Catlettsburg, Ben Stewart of Industrial, PA, and Edward Stewart of Middletown, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Raymond Childers of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Watt Mosley of route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. John Dixon of Dayton, OH,  and Mrs. Clara Woods, Mrs. Bertha Arrowood and Mrs. Vernon Calhoun, all of Middletown, OH, 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1979

 

WILLIAMSON, Annie

1911-1979

Funeral services for Miss Annie Williamson, 68, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted November 15 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gerald Baxley. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Williamson died November 13 in Louisa Community Hospital. Miss Williamson was born November 1, 1911, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Clayton Williamson. Surviving are a sister, Kathryn Williamson of Covington and a brother, Walter Williamson of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1979

 

WRIGHT, Chesley

1926-1979

Funeral services for Chesley Wright, 52, of Paintsville who formerly operated a jewelry store in Louisa, were conducted November 16, in Louisa First Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie Milam and the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wright died November 13, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Wright was born October 16, 1926 in Ashland, a son of the late Homer and Nona McClelland Wright. He was owner and operator of Wright Brothers Jewelry in Paintsville and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Wright; a daughter, Mrs. James Conley of Florida; three sons, David and Charles Wright, both of Paintsville and Gordon Wright of New Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert C. Ball of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Vincent Moore of Louisa; a brother, Clifford Wright of Prestonsburg and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 20, 1979

 

YOUNG, Sylvia (Maynard)

1904-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Yong, 75, of Ulysses, were conducted Tuesday, November 6 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in Young Cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Young died November 3 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Young was born March 29, 1904 at Inez, a daughter of the late James A. and Stella Williams Maynard. Surviving are her husband, Haskie Young, a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hunt of Westville, IN; two sons, Haskie Young, Jr., of Denver, CO and the Rev. Carl H. Young of La Follette, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Comer of Huntington, and Mrs. Josephine Lester of Inez; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1979

 

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BOWEN, Issac "Ike"

1913-1979

Funeral services for Issac "Ike" Bowen, 66, of Blaine will be today, December 12 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Bowen died Sunday, December 9 in King's Daughters' Memorial Hospital in Frankfort. He was born in Johnson County, May 6, 1913. He is survived by his wife, Goldia Mollette Bowen and two sons, Walter L. Bowen and Allene Estep, both of Franfort. Other survivors include one brother, Raymond Bowen of Randell, WA; three sisters, Anna Hislip of Indiana, Norma Young of Vermillion, OH, and Gertrude Horn of Bonnets Creek, KY and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Homer Evans and Elmer Burchwell. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

BRANHAM, John T.

1962-1979

Funeral services for John T. Branham, 17, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, December 9 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Maxwell Maynard. Burial was in Branham Cemetery. Mr. Branham died December 5 as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Tolsia Highway. He was born August 21, 1962, at Louisa, a son of John and Betty Jean Wellman Branham, Jr. of route 2, Fort Gay. He was a student at the Adult Learning Class in Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Connie Sue Marcum and Mrs. Nora Jean Hickman both of route 2 Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

BRITT, Jack Edward

1933-1979

Funeral services for Jack Edward Britt, 46, of  Fort Gay, were conducted December 24 in the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Britt died the afternoon of December 21 of an apparent heart attack suffered while driving his pickup truck on WVA 37 near Echo. Sheriff' deputies said the vehicle struck a small tree. Mr. Britt was born June 13, 1933 at Salt Peter, WV, a son of the late Charles and Mae Sites Britt. He was employed by the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ratcliffe Britt; a daughter, Mrs. Marcia Brumfield of Fort Gay; a son, Larry Britt, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Jack Stansbrerry of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. James Chapman and Mrs. Ruby Britt  both of Huntington, and Mrs. Marcus Crabtree of Edgewater, FL and four brothers, James and Nathan Britt, both of Fort Gay, George Britt of Huntington and Robert Britt of Millersburg, OH. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

BRYANT, Rhoda

Funeral services for Rhoda Bryant, 78, were conducted November 5 in Grove City, OH, with burial in Concord Cemetery there. Mrs. Bryant died November 1 in Doctors Hospital, Columbus. she was a retired associate of OSU with 10 years of service. Survivors include daughters, Lorraine Craig of Grove City, Pauline Hayman, Mt. Vernon, sons, Denver Johnson of Pataskala, Cecil Johnson of Grove city, and Donald Johnson of Fairview Park; step daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Martin, Blaine, KY, grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Ray Thompson of Florida; three half sisters and one half brother. Her husband, Harry Bryant died in 1977. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

BURCHETT, Barbara Ellen (Meade)

1908-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ellen Burchett, 71, Ulysses were conducted Sunday, December 16 in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Kelly Caudill and Bruce Daniels. Mrs. Burchett died December 13  at the residence. Mrs. Burchett was born October 12, 1908, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Bill and Martha Meade. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses. Her husband, Julius Burchett died in 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold Stevens of Lowmansville and Mrs. James Blevins of Ulysses; a son, Dean Burchett of Lowmansville; a sister, Mrs. Roscoe Mulkey of Banner; two brothers, Wallace Meade of Akron, OH and Hebbert Meade of Columbus; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

CURNUTTE, Jeanette (Cordle)

1910-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Jeanette Cordle Curnutte, 69, of Ashland, were conducted Monday, December 17, in John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Curnutte, mother of Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Curnutte, died December 14, in Lawrence County General Hospital in Ironton, following a brief illness. Mrs. Curnutte was born March 25, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the later Winfred and Mary Jane Holbrook Cordle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Cordell, Her husband, Charles K. Curnutte died in `1963. Additional survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Austin of Ashland and Mrs. William Stephenson of Ironton; three brothers, Minuard Cordle and Sam Cordle both of Ashland and Monroe Cordle of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Rose Adams of Ashland; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

ELSWICK, Goldie (Miller)

1904-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Goldie Miller Elswick, 75, of Ashland, will be conducted Wednesday morning in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Coop with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. She died at 6 a.m.  Monday December 17 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Her sister died Sunday in KDH. Mrs. Elswick was born January 2, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Fred and Arvilla Taylor Miller. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and of the missionary society of the church. Her husband, John W. Elswick died in 1968. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Maude Webb of Ceredo and Mrs. Edgar Layne of summit and four brothers, J. Fred Miller and Carl E. Miller both of Bellefonte, H. D. "Dutch" Miller of Huntington and Joe Miller of Mansfield, OH. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

ENDICOTT, Bobby Gene

1961-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, 18 year old Bobby Gene Endicott of Inez, were conducted December 10, in Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Sammy Branham and Rev. Jimmie Maynard. Burial was in the family cemetery. The teenager was killed December 7 in a head-on collision on KY 2032 in Martin County. He was returning from work at Pontiki Coal Co., when the collision with a coal truck, driven by Doyle Moore, 16, of Wolfe Creek, occurred. The Martin County Sheriff's Department reported that the former high school baseball star was dead on the scene and that his father, Jack Endicott, who is a part time volunteer ambulance driver was unknowingly called to the scene. He was born March 7, 1961 in Lawrence County, a son of Jack and Ruth Stepp Endicott of Inez. Other survivors include two brothers, Jack, Jr. and Charles Grant, both at home; a paternal grandmother Rebecca Endicott of route 5, Louisa and a maternal grandmother, Larna Preece of Inez. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

GIBSON, Mattie (George)

1913-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie George Moore Gibson, 66, of Durbin, were conducted December 13 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with burial in Moore Cemetery. Mrs. Gibson died December 11 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Gibson was born May 4, 1913 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Allen and Mary Collinsworth George. She attended the Durbin Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are her husband, Noah Gibson; five sons, Curtis Moore of Louisa, Charles Moore, Glen Gibson, Dennis Gibson, and Danny Gibson, all of Catlettsburg, three step sons, Bill Gibson at home, James Gibson of Rush and Fred Gibson of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Ferrell of Rush, Mrs. Pauletta McNabb of Louisa and Mrs. Charlotte Cartmel and Mrs. Greta Grayson, both of Catlettsburg; two step daughters, Mrs. Sharon Pratt of Tucson, aZ and Mrs. Rosia Adkins of West Hamlin, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Nunley of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Myrtle Bluebaum of Catlettsburg, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

GRAHAM, Elizabeth (Moore)

1904-1979

Funeral services for prominent Blaine educator and former member of the Lawrence County Board of Education Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, 75, of Blaine, were conducted December 2 in Blaine Christian Church. Burial was in the Graham Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Graham died November 29 in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Graham taught for 35 years in the Blaine area retiring in the early 1970s. She served on the board of education until 1974, and was a member of the ASCA County committee. Mrs. Graham was born March 25, 1904 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Joseph and Melissa Young Moore. She was a member of Blaine Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Lem Graham, a daughter, Mrs. John Bell of Raleigh, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Susie Young of Blaine, Mrs. Amy Ramey of Ohio and Mrs. Golda Buchert of Cincinnati; three brothers, John and George Moore both of Ohio and Henry Moore of Webbville and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

HALL, James R.

Funeral services for James R. Hall, 80, of Fort Gay will be conducted today, December 12, at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. T. A. Duncan. Mr. Hall died Sunday, December 9 in the Louisa Community Hospital. He was a retired N & W Railroad employee and a retired Mayor of Fort Gay. Mr. Hall was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Williamson Mason Blue Lodge and O'Brian Lodge of Williamson. He was also a member of the Mason Vinson Lodge of Fort Gay. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa with the Mason Lodge of Fort Gay conducting graveside services. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hester Castle Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph B. Lycan of Fort Gay; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

HAMMONDS, Eskel

1902-1979

Funeral services for Eskel Hammonds, 77, of Webbville, KY were to be Wednesday, December 26 at 11 a.m. Mr. Hammonds died Sunday, December 23 at the Louisa Community Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Hammonds was born August 20, 1902 at Webbville and was the son of the late William and June Thompson Hammonds. He was a member of the Church of God for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Edgell Ball Hammonds, one daughter, Mrs. Loman Wellman of Reynoldsburg, OH, one son, Ercel Hammonds of Columbus, OH, four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Doshia Hillman of Columbus, Mrs. Hazel Ratliff of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Grace Haney of Grayson; two brothers, Lowell Hammonds of Williamsport, OH and Lovell Hammonds of Bloomingburg, OH. Funeral services will be at the Heston Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and Rev. Acie Adams. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

HARDWICK, Laura Geneva (Thompson)

1894-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Geneva Thompson Hardwick, 85, route 1, Louisa, were conducted December 19 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hardwick died December 16. Mrs. Hardwick was born December 25, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Randall and Emma Bell Thompson. Surviving are her husband, James Hardwick, two daughters, Mrs. Mable O'Neal of route 1, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ethyl Lyons of route 1, Louisa; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

HAYES, Lee, Jr.

1921-1979

Funeral services for Lee Hayes, Jr., 58, of Rt. 3 Louisa, were conducted December 6 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died December 4. Mr. Hayes was born August 1, 1921 at Adams, a son of Lee Hayes of Louisa and the late Dove Ball Hayes. He was a retired tool-and-dye maker with General Motors Corp. was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW of Pontiac, MI. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Iona Barnett Hayes; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Marsh of Worthington, OH, and Mrs. Sherly Hill of Clarkston, MI; a son, Lee Allen Hayes of Pontiac, two step daughters, Mrs. Jo Anne Cox of Grayling, MI and Mrs. Linda Mize of Clarkston; a step son, Dale Aulgur of Holly, MI; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred McKinster and Mrs. Betty Hay, both of Rt. 1, Louisa, Mrs. Mary Kiessling and Mrs. Phyllis Jordan, both of Cincinnati; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

HULET, Elver J.

1908-1979

Funeral services for Louisa native Elver J. Hulet, 71, Mt. Sterling, OH, were conducted December 13, in Porter Funeral Home, with burial in Obetz Cemetery, Obetz, OH. Mr. Hulet, a retired carpenter, died December 10 at the residence. He was born February 12, 1908 in Louisa. Survivors include his wife Marie Frazier Hulet; two sons, denny Hulet of Columbus and Charles Hulet of Five Points, OH; two daughters, Mrs. James A. Duffey of Five Points, and Mrs. Walt McMillen of Columbus; step mother, Nancy Hewlett of Ashland, four sisters, Mrs. Maude White, Mrs. Jessie Evans, both of Columbus, Mrs. Reo Gifford and Mrs. Ruby Adkins, both of West Virginia; one brothers, Clyde Hewlett of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

HUTCHISON, Allen C.

1886-1979

Funeral services for Allen C. Hutchison, 93, of Rt. 1 Louisa, were conducted December 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Stoneking. Burial was in Hutchison family cemetery. Mr. Hutchison died December 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Hutchison was born March 9, 1886, at Irad, a son of the late Joseph and Romaine Haws Hutchison. He was a retired employee of the Preston Oil Co., where he worked for 31 years and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Muncy Hutchison; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Moore of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ella Burchett of Lucasville, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

JOHNSON, Evaline (James)

1890-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Evaline Johnson, 89, of Glenhayes, WV were conducted December 23 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by minister Everett Meddings. Burial was in Branham Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died December 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born May 22, 1890, in Russell County, VA, a daughter of the late Chriss and Elizabeth Hardwick James. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Mason Johnson died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Truman Ball of Glenhayes, a son, James Johnson of Mount Sterling; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Justice of Delbarton, WV and Mrs. Dora Jane Browning of Palm City, FL;13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

KELLY, Russell V.

1898-1979

Funeral services for Russell V. Kelly, 81, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted December 20 in the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Kelly died December 18. Mr. Kelly was born September 10, 1898, at Regina, a son of the late Edmond L. and Ella Coleman  Kelly. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System with 49 years of service, a member of the Baptist Church and of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Clara Preston Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Richard T. Mansfield of Columbus and Mrs. James R. Kelley of Delaware, OH, two sons, Russell Kelly Jr. of Bridgeport, WV and Douglas D. Kelly of route 1, Louisa, seven sisters, Mrs. Clyde Childers, Mrs. Frank Appleton, Mrs. Cliff George, Mrs. Jack Souder and Mrs. L. D. May, all of Pikeville, Mrs. H. E. Davis of Clearwater, FL and Mrs. Bob Gudykunsi of Charleston, WV; four brothers, Emmett Kelly of Shelbiana, John H. and Ben Kelly, both of Beckley, WV and Pete Kelly of Pikeville, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

NEW, George

1911-1979

Funeral services for former Louisa resident George New, 68, of Columbus, were conducted December 20 in Young Funeral Home by minister Teddy Preston. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. New died December 16. Mr. New was born January 27, 1911, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Thomas and Sara Bates New. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Mrs. Goldie Lou Cox New died in 1947. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wilma Setser of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. George Ealilai of Columbus, Mrs. Sara Rosilaic Chaves of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Phyllis Keal of Dallas, TX; a son, Bernard New of Fort Benning, GA; a sister, Mrs. Marie Cain of Columbus and two brothers, Paul New of Brennen, OH and Luther New of Carroll, OH and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

PETERS, Bill

1915-1979

Funeral services for Bill Peters, 64, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted November 29 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Peters died November 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Peters was born August 8, 1915, at Clifford, a son of the late Millard and Jessie Ratliff Peters. He was a retired painter in Columbus, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Burton Peters, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Sparks of Kermit, WV and Mrs. Ella Walker of Catlettsburg and a brother, Jarret Peters, Sr. of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

RATLIFF, Gertrude (Miller)

1901-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Gertrude Miller Ratliff, 78, of Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday morning, December 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard V. Coop. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mrs. Ratliff died the morning of December 16 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Ratliff was born October 10, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Fred and Arvilla Taylor Miller. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and of the missionary society of the church. Surviving are her husband, Orison Ratliff; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Deal of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Webb of Ceredo and Mrs. Edgar Layne of Summit; four brothers, J. Fred Miller and Carl E. Miller, both of Bellefonte, H. D. "Dutch" Miller of Huntington and Joe Miller of Mansfield, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

SHORTRIDGE, Mary Jane (Queen)

1899-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Shortridge, 80, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted December 14 in Trinity Methodist Church by minister Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Shortridge Cemetery. Mrs. Shortridge died December 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Shortridge was born July 23, 1899 at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Kerrick and Eliza Holbrook Queen. Her husband, William Roscoe Shortridge, died in 1942. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Vanhorn of route 4, Louisa; five brothers, Kerrick Queen and C. J. Queen, both of C. J. Queen, both of Ashland, Calvin Queen of Denton and Alfonso and John J. Queen both of Louisa and four grandchildren and 11 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

SPENCER, Chester Arlie

1927-1979

Funeral services for Chester Arlie Spencer, 52, of Louisa were conducted Tuesday, December 4, at 10 a.m. at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Spencer died December 1 as result of a fire at his residence. He was a retired miner and was born at Minnie, KY, in Floyd County October 12, 1927. He was the son of Charlie and Laura Spencer. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Rayburn of Columbus, OH and Christine Spencer of Norfolk, VA; two sons, Thomas Spencer of London, OH and Ronald Spencer of Georgia; four sisters, Mrs. Lorna Moore, Mrs. Mary McKinster and Mrs. Dorthy McKinster of rout 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Violet Thompson of Webster, FL; two brothers, Charlie Spencer and Kenneth Spencer, both of Louisa; and 4 grandchildren. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery route 1, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

SPENCER, Mary (Styles)

1956-1979

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Spencer, 23, Louisa, KY, were conducted Tuesday, December 4 at  2 p.m. at Young's Chapel. Mrs. Spencer died December 1 at 8:30 p.m. as a result of burns received in a fire at her residence. She was born June 3, 1956 at Columbus, OH, and is the daughter of Harold and Dolly Styles. Other survivors include her husband, Jimmy Ray Spencer, one daughter, Samantha, at home; two sisters, Linda Gardner and Melinda Helms both of Columbus, OH; and one brother, Harold Styles, Jr. also of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and burial was in the Fraley Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

SPURLOCK, Alex

1908-1979

Funeral services for Alex E. Spurlock, 71, Louisa, were conducted December 8 in Emily Northup Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. Mr. Spurlock was born June 12, 1908 at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Sherman and Buni Baugh Spurlock. He was disabled. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Erwin Bell of Louisa; two brothers, Sherman and Jenkins Spurlock both of Louisa, a niece and a nephew. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

STANLEY, Hester (Benard)

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Hester Benard Stanley of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted November 28 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. John Adkins. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Stanley died November 26 at the residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Stanley was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Jordan Benard. She was a member of the Chadwicks Creek Missionary Baptist Church and of the Chatfield chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Fred W. Stanley, three sons, Harold Stanley of Lake Worth, FL, Fred Stanley, Jr. of Huntington and Robert V. Stanley of route 3, Catlettsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Burgen Slone of route 3, Catlettsburg, five sisters, Mrs. L. M. Yates, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Bertha Miller and Mrs. Julia R. Daniels, all of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Edgar Blankenship of Lawrence County; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

STEWART, Jay C.

1902-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Jay C. Stewart, 77, were conducted November 24, in Lexington with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Stewart died November 22 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington following a short illness. Mr. Stewart was born October 23, 1902 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Kent R. and Frances Lambert Stewart. He was a member of the Cardinal Valley Alliance Church of Lexington and was a retired regional sanitation consultant for the Kentucky Department of Health. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a Mason. Surviving are several cousins in Lawrence and Boyd Counties. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1979

 

THOMPSON, Herman

1932-1979

Funeral services for Herman Thompson, 47, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted December 14 in the Radnor Church of God by ministers, D. J. Rice and Grover Johnson. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died about 3 p.m. December 11 after being struck by a tree which was being cut for use at the Jack Porter Sawmill Company located on Grassy Creek. Mr. Thompson pronounced dead on arrival at Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Mary 18, 1932 in Wayne County, WV a son of Roscoe and Leda Spurlock Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Adkins Thompson; four daughters, Mrs. Dana Thompson of route 2 Fort Gay, Mrs. Marsha Hammonds of Inez and Misses Lucy and Kathleen Thompson, both at home; four sons, Edward, Joe, and Ernest Gene Thompson, all at home, and Eddie Adkins of Wayne, WV; a foster son, Ralph Snow of Germany; six sisters, Mrs. Carrie Fowler and Mrs. Mae Webb, both of  Fort Gay, Mrs. Ruth Fugate, Mrs. Edna Fugate and Mrs. Betty Webb, all of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Patricia Smook of Baton Rouge, LA; a brother, Bennie Thompson of Mansfield, and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

VANOVER, Nancy (Skaggs)

1888-1979

 Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Vanover, 91, of Martha, were conducted, December 8 in the Mazie Baptist Church by ministers Homer Evans, Paul Keaton and George Salyers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Vanover died December 5. Mrs. Vanover was born February 8, 1888 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Pleas and Mary Fyffe Skaggs. Her husband, John "Ace" Vanover died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sally Castle of Columbus; four sons, Tommy and Merdie Vanover, both of Martha, Oakie Vanover of Blaine and Virgil Vanover of Marysville, OH; two brothers, Butch Skaggs of Relief and Lafe Skaggs of Keaton; and three sisters, Mrs. Sally Fraley of Ashland, Mrs. Mary Sparks of Columbus, and Mrs. Judy Fyffe of Canton, OH. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1979

 

WALKER, Charles R.

1940-1979

Funeral services for Charles R. Walker, 39, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, December 18 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Sunday, December 16 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Walker was born September 6, 1940 at Williamsburg, a son of Mrs. Emma Justice Walker of Williamsburg and the late Marion Walker. He was chief lab technician at the Louisa Community Hospital and a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Mary James Walker, two sons, Paul James and John Ralph Walker, both of Louisa, a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Marie Walker of Louisa, a sister and a brother. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1979

 

WORKMAN, Anna A. (Williams)

1897-1979

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident, Mrs. Anna A. Workman, 82, of Ocala, FL were conducted December 23 in the Fort Gay Methodist Church by minister, T. A. Duncan. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery. Mrs. Workman died December 20, at a medic home in Ocala. Mrs. Workman was born January 28, 1897, in Richardson, a daughter of the late Harrison and Jane Spence Williams. Her husband, Lace Workman, die din 1979. Surviving are a son, Lafayette Vinson of Ocala; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gladys Rawley of Sabinal, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Florence McKee of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Alice Carter of Huntington Park, A and Mrs. Bonnie Hammond of Tujieney, Ca; a brother, Walter Williams of Chillicothe, OH, three half brothers; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1979

 

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