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ADAMS, Jack E.

1913-1979

Funeral services for Jack E. Adams, 66, route 4, Louisa, were conduced December 28, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery. Mr. Adams died December 25, at his residence. Mr. Adams was born August 25, 1913, at Madge a son of the late Smith and Ida Berry Adams. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Kentucky Highway Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Maynard Adams; three daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Sparks of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Joy Ann Ladd of Lufkin, TX and Mrs. Phyllis Burke of Pataskala, OH; two sons, Jack Adams of Columbus and Ronald Adams of West Jefferson, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Mae Hogan of Las Vegas, NV and Mrs. Gladys Diamond of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Henry J. Adams of New Carlisle, OH and Smith Adams, Jr., of route 3, Louisa, 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

ARTRIP, George

1910-1979

Funeral services for George Artrip, 69, of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted Monday, December 31, in Wilson Chapel Church. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery. Mr. Artirp died December 29. Mr. Artrip was born May 14, 1910, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Boyd and Dixie Hardwick Artrip. He was a retired and disabled coal miner and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Wilson Artrip; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Field of Greenwick, OH and Mrs. Sybil Hospkins of Shelbiana; three sons, Ray and Glenn Artrip, both at home, and Charles Artrip, of Mansfield, OH; two step daughters, Mrs. Donna Cummings and Mrs. Dottie Trumpower, both of Denver, CO; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Pratt of Radnor, WV, Mrs. Myrtle Kirk of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Carrie Taylor of Nolin, WV and Mrs. Anna Blevins of Hatfield; two brothers, Jack and James Artrip, both of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

CASTLE, John W.

1917-1979

Funeral services for John W. Castle, 62, Louisa, were conducted December 28, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Castle died December 25, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Castle was born June 4, 1917, at Georges Creek, a son of the late Harry and Sella Prudent Castle. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Blackburn Castle; a daughter, Mrs. Delores Collins of Kenova, a son, the Rev. John W. Castle, Jr., of Rittman, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Hale of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Lillie Blair of Prestonsburg; 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

COCHRAN, Marion H.

1888-1979

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Marion H. Cochran, 91, Louisville, were conducted, December 28, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Cochran Cemetery. Mr. Cochran died December 25, in a Louisville hospital. Mr. Cochran was born November 28, 1888, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Julia Moore Cochran. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Mrs. Virginia Thompson Cochran, died in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Ragland, of Louisville; a son, Henry Cochran of Louisa and a grandchild; two great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

COFFEY, Tracy Lynn

1979-1979

Funeral services for infant Tracy Lynn Coffey were conducted January 4, at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Infant Coffey was dead at birth at the Louisa Community Hospital, December 31. She was the daughter of Edford and Eula Reed Coffey of route 4, Louisa. Survivors include one sister, Stephanie, at home; two half brothers, Mark and Mitchell Limings both of Blaine; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Coffey of route 4, Louisa and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reed of Waverly, OH. Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Teddy Preston and burial was in the Shortridge-Coffey Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Janaury 16, 1980

 

DANIELS, Morton

Funeral services for Morton Daniels, 77, of Adams, were conducted January 5, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Coburn Cemetery. Mr. Daniels died January 2, at his residence. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie Thompson Daniels; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Winchell of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Shirley Webb, Mrs. Pauline Clark and Mrs. Flora Gilkerson, all of Louisa; two sons, Ron Daniels of Louisa and George Daniels of Columbus; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

DAVIS, Ked

1902-1980

Funeral services for Ked Davis, 77, route 5, Louisa, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Young's Chapel. Mr. Davis was dead on arrival at the Louisa Community Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack, January 7. Mr. Davis was born July 4, 1902, at Pilgrim, KY. He was the son of the late John and Sarah Jewell Davis and was retired from the United Fuel Gas Co. Survivors include his wife, Jessie M. Fitzpatrick; four daughters, Mrs. Jane Shipman of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Gay Hanchar, Dunnellon, FL, Miss Linda Davis of Columbus and Mrs. Alfred Gartin of route 5, Louisa, three sons, Raymond Davis, Chatteroy, WV, James Davis of Flatwoods and Calvin Davis of route 5, Louisa, 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Sammy Branham and burial will be in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

EVANS, Minnie (Harry)

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Harry Evans, 90, Salt Lick were conducted December 29 in Midland Church of God. Burial was in Carey Cemetery, Rowan County. She was the widow of T. H. Evans, and the mother of Louisa resident, Mrs. Grace Wright. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1980

 

GIBSON, Mary Ethel (Chapman)

1921-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Gibson, 58, Carey, OH, formerly of Chapman were conducted Sunday, January 27, at the Bristoll Funeral Home in Carey. Mrs. Gibson died January 24, in Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, OH. She was born February 12, 1921, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William D. and Rose Belle Miller Chapman. She was a member of the Chapman United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Allen Gibson; four sons, Kenneth, Ronnie and David Gibson, all of Carey and Bill Gibson of Tiffin, OH; six daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Perkins of Swamp Branch, Mrs. Betty St. Clarr, Mrs. Patsy Blair, Mrs. Sue Lake and Miss Jackie Gibson, all of Carey and Mrs. Mary Hall of Columbus. Other survivors include four brothers, Billy, Haskell and James Chapman, all of New Buffalo, MI; and George Chapman of Flatwoods; five sisters, Mrs. Maxie Parsons of North Carolina, Mrs. Lydia Franklin and Mrs. Lenora Meredith, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Betty Loar of Virginia and Mrs. Myrtle Robinette of Chapman; 37 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carlos Dyer at the Bristoll Funeral Home in Carey with additional services Monday, January 28, at the Chapman Untied Methodist Church. Burial was in the Chapman Cemetery in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1980

 

KELLEY, Mae (Triplett)

1902-1979

Funeral services for Mae Kelley, 77, of Blaine were Thursday, January 3 at 2 p.m. at Old Hood United Baptist Church, Blaine. Mrs. Kelley died December 31 at Mercy Hospital in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Mrs. Kelley was born April 19,1 902, at Elliott County, and was the daughter of the late Jess and Sarah Kitchen Triplett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Kelley who died July 6, 1979. Survivors include two sons, Hubert Kelley, Blacklick, OH, and Earl Kelley, Anaheim, CA; two sister, Mrs. Della Caldwell of Elliott County, and Mrs. Goldie Kelley of Ashland, KY; one brother, Homer Triplett of Dehue, WV; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Elder Garrett Caudill and burial was in Sparks Cemetery under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

MCCLURE, Everett

1903-1980

Funeral services for Everett McClure, 76, of Ashland, formerly of Lawrence County were conducted Thursday, January 24, at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Mr. McClure died January 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital. He was born September 20, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Millard and Margaret Pack McClure. He was a retired employee of Armco Inc., a member of the First Methodist Church and of BOP Elks Lodge 350. His wife, Mrs. Margaret Honeycutt McClure, died in 1976. Surviving are two brothers, Theodore McClure of Flat Gap and Dewey McClure of Wittensville; and three sisters, Mrs. Vienna Murray and Mrs. Laura Castle, both of Thealka and Mrs. Mollie Steele of Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James K. Caudill and the Rev. Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Janaury 30, 1980

 

MCKINNON, Flora

1899-1979

Flora McKinnon, 80, of Blaine died December 31, in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born September 30, 1899, at Flat Gap, KY. She was the daughter of the late Jackson and Jinny Cheek McKinnon. Mrs. McKinnon is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Martin Fraley, Greenup, KY, Mrs. Gladys Kidd, of Lexington and Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Blaine; one brother, Lon McKinnon, also of Blaine and several nieces and nephews. She was employed by the Lawrence County Board of Education as a cook at Blaine School until her retirement. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home, but are incomplete at the time of publication. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

MILLER, Nora (Stidham)

1900-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Miller, 79, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Miller Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died January 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born May 9, 1900, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Jim and Margaret Travis Stidham. Her husband, Dave Miller die din 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arlie Diamond of route 1, Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Nola Diddle of Marysville, OH, Mrs. Charles Trimble of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Orville Richey of Chillicothe, OH; five brothers, John Stidham of Marysville, Ralph and Dave Stidham of Milford Center, OH, Curt Stidham of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Strode Stidham of Urbana, OH; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 16, 1980

 

MOORE, Ira Carl

1897-1979

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Ira Carl Moore, 82, of Branchland, WV were conducted December 27, in Young Funeral Home by minister Toney Vance. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died December 23, at Branchland. Mr. Moore was born February 27, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Samuel Frederick and Nettie Spurlock Moore. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway employee, a member of the Apostolic Church of God, a veteran of World War I and of the American Legion. His wife, Mrs. Sadie Shannon Moore, died in September. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Christenbury of Charlotte, NC and Mrs. Vonceille Dial of Branchland; three sons, Murl Moore of Doctors Inlet, FL, Larry Moore of Columbus and Carl Moore of Orlando, FL; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Pratt of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Wayne Moore of Fayetteville, WV and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 2, 1980

 

MOORE, Willie

Funeral services for Willie Moore, 84, Groveport, OH, formerly of Lawrence County were Friday, January 25. Mr. Moore died Monday, January 21, in Groveport. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Moore; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Short of Louisa, Mrs. Lula Edwards of Westerville, OH and Mrs. Lillie Thornhill of North Lewisburg, OH and three brothers, Kay Moore of Columbus and Jay and Thomas Moore both of Woodstock, OH. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Funeral services were under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Groveport. Big Sandy News, January 30, 1980

 

ROBERTS, Ada (Clay)

1905-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Clay Roberts, 74, Louisa, were conducted January 5, in the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. James Hayes and the Rev. Gerald Boxley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died January 2. Mrs. Roberts was born December 8, 1905, in Lawrence County a daughter of the late James W. and Ida Newman Clay. She was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mona Chaffin of Louisa; three sons, Jack and Newman Roberts both of route 1, Louisa and Loston Roberts of Columbus; a brother, Virgil Clay of Tucson, AZ; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

STURGILL, Andrew

1916-1980

Funeral services for Andrew Sturgill, 63, of Fort Gay were conducted Sunday, January 6, inn Wilson Chapel Church by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery. Mr. Sturgill was born January 25, 1916, at Route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry and Grovie Loar Sturgill. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Viola Frances Rose Sturgill; three daughters, Mrs. Judy Bellomy of route 1, Prichard, WV, Mrs. Barbara Kitchen of Star Route, Louisa, and Miss Jackie Sturgill at home; five sons, Carroll Sturgill of Staffordsville, Charles Sturgill of route 1, Fort Gay, Kenneth Sturgill of Fort Gay, Ronald Sturgill of route 3, Louisa, and Leslie Sturgill of Jupiter, TN; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Roberts of Columbus, GA, Mrs. Louise Dredding of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Florence Mydal of Tampa, FL; four brothers, Ed Sturgill of Berwind, WV, Charlie Sturgill of Norton, OH, Fred Sturgill of Newark, OH, and Jim Sturgill of Columbus, GA; and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Louis

1909-1980

Funeral services for Louis L. (Jake) Thompson, 70, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted January 5, in Brammer Gap Methodist Church by Brother Gene Fyffe and Steven Owen. Burial was in Jake Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died January 3, in a Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born May 3, 1909, at route 1, Webbville, the son of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. He was a retired state Department of Transportation employee. His wife, Catherine Bentley Thompson, died in 1977. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Daymond Mollette of Route 1, Webbville, and Mrs. Carl Ferryman of Urbana, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Adams of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Fannie Yates of Louisa, Mrs. Zelda Jordan of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Lena Stesniak of Detroit, MI, a nephew, Vinson Hammond of Detroit, MI; who he reared; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

YORK, Jay

1914-1980

Funeral services for Jay York, 65, of Morehead were conducted January 8, at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. York died Sunday, January 6, at his residence, following an apparent heart attack. Mr. York was born September 9, 1914, in Lawrence County, a son of the lat Charles L. and Shirley Peters York. He was owner of the York Electric Co. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Joe Perkins of Louisa and Mrs. Lawrence Ferguson of Ashland; and a brother, Delbert York of Crossville, TN. Big Sandy News, January 9, 1980

 

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ADAMS, David

Funeral services for 59 years old David Adams of Columbus, believed to have been murdered at the residence, were conducted, January 26 in Columbus with burial there. He was a son of the late Dave and Georgia Wellman Adams of the Oak Hill section of Lawrence County. Franklin County sheriff's deputies found the Columbus fuel company dispatcher's body in the front room January 23. Police said he was shot in the head and back. Capt. Ron Hardman said Mr. Adams apparently surprised a burglar who had broken a rear storm door to enter the one story brick home. A red and white Jones Fuel Co., truck, Mr. Adams had been driving was reported missing. It born Ohio license 4HU589. Mr. Adams was a nephew of the late Rance Adams. Surviving include his wife, Kathryn; sons, Ronald and Ricky, daughters, Patricia Jones and Linda Fink; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Jane Easter, Williamsport, Ruth Lingo, Circleville, Marie Kerns, Massieville, and Evelyn Immell, Chillicothe. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

BOGGS, Addie (Moore)

1905-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Moore Boggs, 74, of Blaine were conducted Tuesday, February 12, in Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church by minister Bondi Salyers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Boggs died 1:30 a.m. February 10 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born August 20, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Paris and Sarah Bowling Moore. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Joe Boggs, a sister, Mrs. Eddie West of Lucasville, OH; two brothers, George Moore of Ashland and Willis Moore of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1980

 

BOHL, John

1890-1980

Funeral services for John Bohl, 89, of Louisa were conduced February 2, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bohl died January 31, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Bohl was born October 1, 1890, at Cashton, WS, a son of the late Henry and Mary Eiden Bohl. He was retired from the Leatherwood Co as plant Superintendent. His wife, Mrs. Emma Mae Rood Bohl, died in 1979. After attending Dairy School at the University of Wisconsin, he worked for dairy farms in Wisconsin and Ohio before going to Williamson, WV to be a manager of the LeRoy Dairy Company. In early 1930, he was sent to Louisa to open and manage its branch there. When the firm was brought by the Leatherwood Company in 1954, he was sent to Bluefield, WV as plant superintendent of its operations there. In 1971, he and his wife, returned to Louisa to live. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Boggs of Louisa and Mrs. Glenn E. Nippert of Newport, RI; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

CALDWELL, Troy L.

Funeral services for Webbville native Troy L. Caldwell, 72, of Plain City, OH were conducted February 10 in Plainfield with burial there. The 28 year old veteran-employee-retiree of Jaeger Machine Co., died February 8 at the residence. He was a member of the Union Baptist Freewill Baptist Church and the son of the late Joe and Della Tolliver Caldwell. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lucy R., daughters and sons in law, Thelma and Ed Hicks, Della and Donald Krumm, both of Hilliard, Sue and Jack Hackney, Plain City; sons and daughter in law, Eaph and Rosena, Plain City, Stanley, Groveport; 12 grandchildren, sisters, Betty Blevins, Plain City, Pansy Young, Amlin, OH, Nanna Dunigan, Columbus, sister in law, Dovie Caldwell, Marysville. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1980

 

CLAY, Anna (Branham)

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Anna Branham Clay, 75, of Lakeland, FL were conducted in Mansfield, OH, February 19, with burial in Mansfield Memorial Park. Mrs. Clay, born December 15, at Clifford, a daughter of Samuel and Frances Derifield Branham, died February 16, in Lakeland General Hospital. The former school teacher and social worker in Richland County, OH Welfare Department retired in 1976, and was a graduate of Morehead State Teachers College. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and Ruth Chapter 17, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Alonzo L; two sons, Robert Daniel Clay of Columbus and William Kent Clay of Los Angeles; six grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. R. E. Burns and Mrs. Paul Janes, both of Mansfield and Mrs. O. L. Wireman of Auburndale, FL and a brother William D. Branham of Landisburg, PA. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1980

 

COFFEE, William Arthur

1904-1980

Funeral services for William Arthur Coffey, 75, of Martha, were conducted January 30 in Morehead by the Rev. Frank Fultz. Burial was in the Fultz Cemetery. Mr. Coffey died January 28. Mr. Coffey was born September 19, 1904, in Rowan County, a son of the late Joseph Richard and Susanna Caudill Coffey. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and was a retired barber. His wife, Mrs. Flare Ferguson Coffey died in 1979. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

CRISLIP, George

1900-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence native George Crislip, 79, Sitka, were conducted January 30 with burial in Rowe Cemetery. Mr. Crislip died January 28 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Crislip was born April 16, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Phoebe Kimbler Crislip. He was a retired farmer and miner and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Cosley and Cassidy Crislip, both of Sitka; three daughters, Mrs. Phoebe May of San Jose, CA, Mrs. Lillie Hamilton of Wayne, MI and Mrs. Imogene McCoy of Columbus; two brothers, Alpha Crislip of Catlettsburg and Walter Crislip of Patriot, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Doubledee of Wadsworth, OH and Mrs. Ruby Caudill of Sitka; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

ELKINS, John

1896-1980

Funeral services for John Elkins, 83, Louisa were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Elkins Cemetery at Star Route, Louisa. Mr. Elkins died Sunday in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Elkins was born March 13, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James W. and Georgia Caines Elkins. He was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs.. Lillie Evans Elkins died in 1977.. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jack short of route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Paul Thompson of Ashland; two brothers, Bill Elkins of Louisa and James Elkins of Catlettsburg; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1980

 

FROST, Glenna (Callicoat)

Funeral services for Mrs. Glenna Callicoat Frost, 48, Huntington were conducted February  6, in Chapman's Mortuary. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Frost died February 3, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV. She was a sister of Jack Callicoat of Louisa. Additional survivors include her husband, two daughters, two sisters,  three other brothers, and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1980

 

GRIMM, Walter

1898-1980

Funeral services for Walter Grimm, 81, Blaine were conducted February 24, in Georges Creek United Baptist Church by Elders Flem and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in the Foster Grimm Cemetery. Mr. Grimm died February 22 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Grimm was born September 7, 1898, at Lowmansville, a son of the late John and Hester Daniel Grim. He was a retired farmer and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Cordle Grimm; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Creech of Blaine, Mrs. Martha Mallory of Baltimore, OH, Mrs. Juanita DeBoard of Tavernier, FL, and Mrs. Ollie Carter of Adams; four sons, Foster Jay Grimm of Louisa, Walter R. Grimm of Derby, OH, Ora Grimm of Delaware, OH and Ted Grimm of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Chandler of Ashland; a brother, John Grimm of Prestonsburg; 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1980

 

HOWARD, M. B.

Funeral services for M. B. "Bunk" Howard, 68, of Lowmansville, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, James Kelley Caudill and Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Howard died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mickle Daniel Howard; two sons, James Howard of Lowmansville and Danny Howard of Louisa and four grandchildren. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville was in charge. Big Sandy News, February 20, 1980

 

KELLY, Mary (Thompson)

1910-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs.. Mary Thompson Kelly, 69, route 1, Webbville, were conducted February 2, in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. She died January 30 in a Dayton, OH hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kelly was born March 4, 1910, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Horace G. and Zelphia Perkins Thompson. She was a life-long resident of Lawrence County and a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church of Lawrence County. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Myrtle Sparks of Columbus and Mrs. Betty Lou Wellman of Dayton, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cope, Mrs. Jack Perry, Mrs. Jesse Woods, Mrs. Edith Eaton and Mrs. Vivian Eaton, all of Ashland and Mrs. Edna Bowen of Salt Lake City, UT; three brothers, Woodrow Thompson of Ashland, Harry Thompson of Georgia and Dave Thompson of North Glen, CO; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1980

 

PRINCE, Luther Leon

1901-1980

Funeral services for Luther Leon Prince, 79, of Louisa, were conducted February 13, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gerald Baxley and Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Prince died February 11 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. He was born February 8, 1901 in Irad, KY, a son of the late Bill Prince and Julia Adams Prince. He was a retired agent for the N & W Railway for 40 years. He was past master and a 50 year member of Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195, Louisa, past High Priest and 50 year member of Louisa Royal Arch Chapter No. 95. He also was a member of Everett Council No. 15 R & SM, Ashland Commandry No. 28, El Hasa Shrine Temple and White Shrine No. 10 Ashland; Order of Eastern Star and Order of Odd Fellow of Louisa and the Freewill Baptist Church. In 1971 his first wife, Nellie Austin Prince died. Surviving include his wife, Virginia Wright Prince; a step daughter, Mrs. B.J. Campbell of Middleport, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1980

 

 

 

RIFFE, Birdie (Carter)

1896-1980

Funeral services for Yatesville native Mrs. Birdie Riffe, 83, route 5, Ashland, were conducted Monday, February 4, in Young Funeral Home by ministers, George Mays and Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery. Mrs. Riffe died February 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Riffe was born November 11, 1896, at Yatesville, a daughter of the late Landon and Clara Short Carter. Her husband, James Edgar Riffe, died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara Rink of Cincinnati and Mrs. Frances Jaeger of Des Moines, IA; three sons, James K. Riffe of Westwood, Elliott Riffe of Cincinnati and Landon Riffe of Ashland; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

RUNYON, Jinet Ethel

1933-1980

Funeral services for Miss Jinet Ethel Runyon, 46, route 2, Louisa, were conducted February 6, in Patrick United Baptist Church by the Rev. Earl Meade. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery. Miss Runyon died February 4, at the residence. Miss Runyon was born March 17, 1933, at Route 2, Louisa, a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Fitch Runyon. Surviving are a sister, Miss Margie M. Runyon of Richardson, and three brothers, Oscar H. Runyon of route 2, Louisa, and Robert Runyon of Richardson and Chester Runyon of Inez. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1980

 

STEWART, Robert Lynn

1929-1980

Funeral services for Robert Lynn Stewart, 50, Louisa, were conducted, Monday, February 4, in Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Stewart died February 2. Mr. Stewart was born April 19, 1929, in Ashland, a son of the late Clarence T. and Hattie Carter Stewart. He was associated with Carter's Department Store in Louisa, was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jeanetta Jones Stewart; a daughter, Miss Vicki Stewart of San Francisco, CA; a son, R. L. Stewart, Jr., of Atlanta, GA; three step daughters, Mrs. Gina Woods, Mrs. Sherry Webb and Miss Yvette Rose, all of Louisa; a step son, Marvin Rose of Louisa and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 6, 1980

 

TAYLOR, Joyce (Shirley)

1930-1980

Funeral services for Joyce Shirley Taylor, 49, of Tompkinsville, KY were conducted Sunday, February 3 at Tompkinsville. Mrs. Taylor died January 31, in Monroe County Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Taylor was born February 1, 1930 at Scottsville, KY. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tompkinsville. She worked as a social worker for the Kentucky Department of Welfare for 22 years. Survivors include her husband, Charles M. Taylor of Tompkinsville, one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte McCreary of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Jean Weaver of Cary, NC; one brother, Fred Shirley of Vienna, Austria and three grandchildren. Mrs. Taylor was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Rinks. Big Sandy News, February 13, 1980

 

VAUGHAN, John Anderson

1894-1980

Funeral services for John Anderson Vaughan, 85, route 1, Louisa, were conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Vaughan died Monday, February 11, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Vaughan was born November 7, 1894 at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late John Lewis and Virginia Wilson Vaughan. His wife, Laura Hanners Vaughan, died in 1975. Surviving are seven daughters, Mildred McGimpsey of Miami, FL, Mary Lammers of Zoinsville, IN, Maude Hardwick of Louisa, Virginia Towson of Wilmington, OH, Maxine Morgan of Chandler, AZ, June Carter of Louisa and Easter Wellman of Fort Gay, WV; two sons, Wayne A. Vaughan of Vero Beach, FL and John Thomas Vaughan of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Mollie Frazier of Huntington, WV; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 27, 1980

 

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BOYD, Walter

1908-1980

Funeral services for Walter Boyd, 72, of Route 2, Louisa were conducted March 15 in Richardson Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Mr. Boyd died March 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Boyd was born January 19, 1908 at Route 2 Louisa, a son of the late George and Trin Castle Boyd. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elva Bowling Boyd; three daughters, Mrs. Donald McKenzie, Mrs. Larry Terry and Mrs. Tom Fitch, all of Rt. 2. Louisa, seven sons, James, Paul, Glen and Walter Boyd, Jr., all of Rt. 2 Louisa, Clyde and Georg Boyd both of Columbus, and Joe Boyd of Beaver, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Tela Hensley of Louisa and Mrs. Lucille Pridemore of Rt. 2, Louisa, a half sister, Mrs. Ethel Spears of Sandusky, OH; four brothers, Charlie Boyd of Louisa, Frank Boyd of Richardson, Henry Boyd of Carson, CA and Arnold Boyd of Pikeville; 26 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News March 19, 1980

 

BURNS, Rowland Thomas

1918-1980

 

Funeral services for Rowland Thomas Burns, Sr., 61, Rt. 1, Louisa were conducted March 16 in Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth and the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Cemetery. Mr. Burns died March 14 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Burns was born October 27, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Greer and Hattie Shannon Burns. He was a service forester for 20 years with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Louise Wilson Burns; a daughter, Mrs. James See of Louisa; a son, Rowland Burns, JR., of Louisa, a brother, J. G. Burns, Jr., of Louisa; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

CALTON, Mildred (Roberts)

1921-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Roberts Calton, 58, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted March 5, in Young Funeral Home, with burial in Roberts Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Calton died March 3 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Calton was born September 9, 1921 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Mary Adams Roberts. She was a retied government employee at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH and a member of the Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge of Louisa. Her husband, Willie Calton, died in 1976. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna K. Scarberry, of Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Edith Baker of route 3, Louisa; three brothers, Marvin Roberts and Wendell Roberts both of route 1, Louisa and Eugene Roberts of Fairborn, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

CARROLL, Vernal

1913-1980 Funeral services for Vernal Carroll, 67, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted March 8 in Oney Funeral Home in Olive Hill, by minister J. D. Rigg. Burial was in Mauk Cemetery. Mr. Carroll died March 6 in Grahn following a sudden illness. Mr. Carroll was born March 4, 1913, in Carter County, a son of the late Daniel and Sally Sturgill Carroll. He was a retired laborer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, Mike Carroll of Olive Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Howell of route 4, Louisa; a brother, Clarence Sturgill of Grayson; and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

CURRY, Helen

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Helen Curry, 35, of Columbus, were conducted March 4 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Curry was a daughter of Arnold and Nannie Williamson Hanshaw. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Raymond Curry; a brother, Arnold Hanshaw, Jr., of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

DIAMOND, Ruby (Burchett)

1924-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Diamond, 56, route 3, Louisa, were conducted March 1, in the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Truman Evans. Burial was in Wood Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died February 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Diamond was born January 13, 1924, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Dixie Miller Burchett. Her husband, Hubert Diamond died in 1964. Surviving are two sons, Forrest Diamond of route 3, Louisa and Wayne Diamond at home; a sister, Mrs. Opal Boyers of Silver Springs, MD and two brothers, David Burchett of Wheelersburg, OH and Benjamin Burchett of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

DIXON, Robert

1900-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native, Robert Dixon, 79, of Cincinnati, brother of Mrs. Fred M. Vinson, Washington, D. C. were conducted in February in Cincinnati with burial there. He died February 23 in a Cincinnati hospital. Mr. Dixon was a Kentucky Secretary of State during the administrations of Gov. Williams Fields and Gov. Flem Sampson from 1923 until 1927. He was born April 16, 1900 in Louisa, a son of the late Robert and Marcella Borders Dixon; and a member of the Methodist Church and Elks Lodge. Additional survivors are his wife, Ann Dixon of Cincinnati and a brother, Herman L. Dixon of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

FANNIN, Risha (Maynard)

1913-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Risha Fannin, 67, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Monday, March 24, in Young Funeral Home with burial in Maynard Cemetery. Mrs. Fannin died March 21, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Fannin was born February 5, 1913, at Inez, a daughter of the late Monterville and Betty Stepp Maynard. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Alena Fannin died in 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill Little, Mrs. Millard Roberts, Jr., and Miss Hazel Ham, all of Louisa; two sons, Isaac and David Ham, both of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Ettie Graham of Panama City, FL and Mrs. Pat Arnette of Salyersville; five brothers, Gallie and Lowell Maynard of Louisa,  Virgil Maynard of Sherriad, IL, Sam Maynard of Waco, TX and Dave Maynard of Westerville, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1980

 

GREER, Stacy Ellen

Funeral services for Stacy Ellen Greer, 6 Centertown, KY, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Greer of Louisa, were conducted in Centertown, with burial in Hughes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. The youngster died February 22, in a Hartford, KY hospital. Additional survivors include the parents, Steve and Jane Hughes Greer of Centertown; one sister, Sarah Katherine Greer, at home, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Greer of Hartford. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

HAMMOND, Mart D.

1904-1980

Funerals services for Louisa native Mart D. Hammond, 76, of Ashland, were conducted March 8 in Hagerstown, MD with burial there. The retired railroader died March 6 in a Hagerstown hospital. He was born January 28, 1904, in Louisa, a son of the late Elijah F. and Thursa B. Hammond. He was a retired locomotive engineer for the Western Maryland Railroad with 40 years service; U. S. Navy veteran of World War I; member of the American Legion; Brotherhood of Railway Locomotive Engineers. His wife, Goldie Hammond preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Mart W. Hammond, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Barbara H. Groves; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of Iowa Park, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fahrson, Ashland, Mrs. Nancy (D. S. ) Hill, Orange, VA; two brothers, James W. Hammond, Ashland and Thomas J. Hammond of Canton, CT. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

JORDAN, Ida Ma (Baugh)

1929-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Mrs. Ida Mae Jordan, 50, of Hicksville, OH, were conducted March 4, in Butler, IN with burial there. She died March 1 of injuries received in an auto accident. She was born April 29, 1929, daughter of the late Tom and Cora Newsome Baugh. Surviving are four sons, Warred D. Jordan, Ashland, Kenneth J. Jordan, Hamilton, IN, Mark and Robert Jordan, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Anita L. Jarrell, Hamilton; five brothers, Lonzo Baugh, Warren and Thomas Baugh, all of Hamilton, William and George Baugh of route 2 Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Rosella Hall, route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Marybelle Reed of Ashland. Nephews served as pallbearers. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

KINNER, Greene

1886-1980

Funeral services for Greene Kinner, 94, Buchanan, were conducted Tuesday, March 25 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by the Rev. Austin Fields and Rev. Eugene Reynolds. Burial was in Ross Cemetery on Big Sandy Bear Creek. The retired farmer died March 23 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Kinner was born January 26, 1886, at Buchanan, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret Fannin Kinner. He was a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Ross Kinner; three sons, Hager Kinner of Catlettsburg, Billy Gene Kinner of Ashland and Lucian Kinner of Brooksville, FL; a sister, Mrs. Charles Riddle of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1980

 

LEADINGHAM, George

1921-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. George Leadingham, 58, Argillite, KY, were conducted March 1, in Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup with burial in Argillite. Rev. Leadingham died February 26 in the residence following an extended illness. The Rev. Mr. Leadingham was born November 25, 1921 in Lawrence County, a son of Willie and Jeston Diamond Leadingham of Wheelersburg, OH. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an employee of the Basic Oxygen Plant at Armco Inc. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 89; Electa Chapter 3, Order of Eastern Star and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Indra Consistory, the Valley of Covington, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the United Steelworkers of America. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn Allen Leadingham; four sons, Amos Leadingham of route 1, Greenup, Larry Leadingham of Houston, TX, and William Shannon and Donny George Leadingham, both of Argillite; nine sisters, Mrs. Gladys Brookhart of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Stathes of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Betty Wheeler, Mrs. Shirley Robinson and Mrs. Janice Wheeler, all of Ashland, Mrs. Ina Salyers, Mrs. Laura Riepenhoff and Mrs. Eula Green, all of Franklin Furnace, OH; and Mrs. Patricia Langer of Ironton; three brothers, Charles Leadingham of Midway, OH, Raymond Leadingham of Waverly, OH and Robert Leadingham of Franklin Furnace and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

LEMASTER, James Donald

1902-1980

Funeral services for James Donald Lemaster, 77, Fort Gay, were conducted February 27 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Lemaster died February 24, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Lemaster was born March 21, 1902, in Johnson County, a son of the late Edward and Mary Frances Ramey Lemaster. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janie Mounts Lemaster; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Rowe of Fort Gay and Mrs. Edith Copley of Man, WV; two sons, Oscar Lemaster of Rittman, OH, and Burl Lemaster of Fort Gay; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Alma Sadler of Chapmanville, WV and Mrs. Gaynelle Ball of Canton, OH; two stepsons, Winfield Frances of Huntington and Danny Lee Frances of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Moore and Mrs. Leddie Clements both of Powell, OH; a brother, Jay Lemaster of Mansfield, OH and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

MATNEY, Lillian Jene

1907-1980

Funeral services for Miss Lillian Jene Matney, 73, of Louisa, were conducted, March 9, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Hill and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Matney died March 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Miss Matney was born August 6, 1907, at Louisa, a daughter of the lat Alfred and Belle Justice Matney. She was a member of the St. James Methodist Church of Louisa. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

MCLAUGHLIN, Nettie

1895-1980

Graveside services for Miss Nettie McLaughlin, 84, of Louisa were conducted February 27 at Greenlawn Cemetery. She died February 25 in Louisa Community Hospital. Miss McLaughlin was born July 7, 1895, at Midway, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura McLaughlin. There are close relatives surviving. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

MILLER, James A.

1903-1980

Funeral services for James A. Miller, 76, of Blaine, were conducted March 7 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Wallace Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Miller died March 5, in St Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Miller was born December 26, 1903, at Little Blaine, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Miller. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Miller, a son, Henry Miller of Winchester, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Emma Lou Adams and Mrs. Roberta Parks, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ollie Dyxstra of Michigan and Mrs. June Rice of Louisa; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Loretta Edmister of Florida, Mrs. Fern Gold and Mrs. Kay Ferguson, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Doris Humphrey of Hilliard, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Alka Thompson of Louisa, and Ethel, no address listed, a brother, Raymond Miller of Ashland; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980 CORRECTION: Several mistakes were reported in last week's obituary of James A. Miller, 76, of Blaine. He was born December 27, 1903. Survivors include a son, James Henry Miller; daughter, Mrs. Molly Dykstra; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and a total of four daughters, Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

MOON, Mose

1901-1980

Graveside services for Mose Moon, 78, of London, OH were conducted Monday, March 10, at the Kirkwood Cemetery in London. Mr. Moon was D. O. A. at the Medical County Hospital in London, March 8 after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Moon was born May 15, 1901, at London the son of the late Martin and Nettie Gaskill Moon, and was a retired automobile salesman. Mr. Moon is survived by his wife, Bonnie Kinner Moon, London, three sons, Bob Moon of Columbus, OH, Joe Moon of Michigan and Aaron Moon of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Winchester of London and Mrs. Prue Ford of Las Vegas, NV and four grandchildren. Rev. Saupe officiated at graveside services. Big Sandy News, March 12, 1980

 

OSBORN, James Charles

1904-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native James Charles Osborn, 75, of Ashland were conducted March 14 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. The retired Chessie System resident engineer died March 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Osborn was born September 7, 1904, at Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Ethel Bevins Osborn. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Combs Osborn; three sisters, Mrs. F. S. Crawford of Ashland, Mrs. Blanche Hughes of Louisa and Mrs. Harriet Morris of Delaware, OH. Big Sandy News, March 9, 1980

 

PRICHARD, Lawrence

1904-1980

Funeral services for the president of the First National Bank of Louisa were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Guth. James Lawrence Prichard, head of the bank since 1975, died February 28, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. He had been a member of the bank's board of directors since 1951. Mr. Prichard was born November 22, 1904, in Boyd County, a son of the late James and Della Sexton Prichard. He was a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, Louisa Chapter 95 Royal Arch Masons, a Kentucky Colonel and member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Hardin Prichard, a daughter, Mrs. Cecil D. Thompson of Louisa, two sons, Lawrence County High School principal Lewis Prichard of St. Petersburg, FL and Russell Prichard of Columbus. Seven grandchildren, Mrs. Scott (Toni) Jenks, St. Albans, WV, Tami Thompson and Bobby Prichard, both of Lexington, Mrs. Dana (Debbie) Deering, Covington, KY, Terry Prichard of Missoula, MT, Bryan Prichard and Lavonne Prichard of Chehalis, WA and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Brown, Herb Sullivan, Jack Stansberry, Dr. J. E. Carter, Jr., Harold Gene Britton and Jack Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne L. Bromley, Warren Clevenger, Lafe S. Hinkle, Omar Gayheart, Chester Pack and Randy Hutchinson. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980

 

SALYERS, Rollie

1886-1979

Funeral services for Flat Gap native Rollie Salyers, 93, of Tarlton, OH, were conducted February 23, in Tarlton with burial there. He died in Mercy Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Salyers was born April 1, 1886, in Flat Gap a son of the late Jane Williams Salyers and William Salyers. He is survived by his wife, Lila Campbell Salyers; seven sons, Everett Salyers, route 2, Ashville, OH, Herschel and Willard Salyers, of Tarlton, Warren K. Salyers, route 4, Circleville, OH, Walter L. Salyers, Circleville, OH, Millard L. Salyers, route 2, Lancaster, OH, Donald L. Salyers, route 2, Amanda, OH; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Estill Salyers, four brothers and four sisters. Big Sandy News, March 5, 1980 (NOTE: Ohio death records has his date of death as November 13, 1979)

 

SEE, Mary (Spears)

1903-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary See, 76, Fort Gay, were conducted March 14 in the Fort Gay Methodist Church with burial in See Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. See died March 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. See was born July 19, 1903, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late William R. and Isadore Robertson Spears. Her husband, Basil See, died in 1944. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Brickey of Rittman, OH, a son, William M. See, of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Crabtree of Fort Gay and Mrs. Wayne Shepherd of Coal Grove; a brother, Thirl Spears of Florida; five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Gypsy (Adams)

1901-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Mrs. Gypsy Wellman, 78, Carrollton, were conducted Tuesday, March 18 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died March 15 in Carrollton. Mrs. Wellman was born September 27, 1901 at Irad, a daughter of the late Douglas and Elizabeth Hayes Adams. Her husband, Harlan Wellman died in 1959. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Rebecca May of Adams, Mrs. Daisy May and Mrs. Martha Wellman, both of Columbus, Mrs. Etta Marie Walker of Carrollton, Mrs. Nannie Roberts of Sunbury, OH, and Mrs. Selena Young of Webbville; five sons, Clyde and Lafayette Wellman, both of Columbus, Clifford Wellman of Cambridge, OH, and Bill and Franklin Wellman, both of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Cisco Adams of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Daisy Campbell of Elkview, WV; 46 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

WHEELER, Orville C.

1895-1980

Funeral services for Orville C. Wheeler, 85, Blaine, were conducted March 22 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler died March 20. Mr. Wheeler was born February 2, 1895, at Blaine, a son of the late Amos and Mollie Booth Wheeler. He was a self-employed watch repairman, a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 of Blaine and was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Cynthia Cordle Wheeler died in 1957. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Reva Cantrell of Stockton, CA, Mrs. Esther Fyffe of Columbus, and Mrs. Frances Wellman of Dayton, OH; three sons, Robert, Raymond and Lawrence Wheeler, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Monnie Wheeler and Mrs. Nora Boggs, both of Ashland, a brother, Gus Wheeler of Ashville, OH; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 26, 1980

 

WILLIAMSON, Walter F.

1920-1980

Graveside services for ex-Louisan, Walter F. Williamson, 60, of Cincinnati, were conducted Tuesday, March 18, in Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Gerald Boxley. Mr. Williamson died March 15, at the residence. Mr. Williamson was born March 1, 1920 in Louisa, a son of the late Fred and Mary Clayton Williamson. He was a welding technician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Powell Williamson, a daughter, Miss Ann Williamson of Cincinnati; two sons, Ronald and Robert Williamson, both of Cincinnati, a sister, Miss Kathryn Williamson of Covington and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

YORK, Willie

1900-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Willie York, 80, route 2, Louisa were conducted March 15, in Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Torch Light Cemetery. Mr. York died March 12, in Groveport, OH. Mr. York was born March 1, 1900, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late E. C. and Syrilda Jane Lancy York. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Fugett York; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Vance of Groveport, Mrs. Alex Skiba of Sharton, OH and Mrs. Gary Raybeck of Minnow, OH; a son, Billy Joe Young of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Tabors and Mrs. Leburn Vance, both of Willoughby, OH and Mrs. R. G. Parsons of Urbana, OH; a brother, Robert York of route 2, Louisa; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 19, 1980

 

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ADAMS, Maude Elizabeth (Thompson)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Adams, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died March 27 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born in Webbville, a daughter of the late David J. and Mary Elizabeth Thompson. She was a retired Lawrence County school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Church at Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Eskel Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Eskline Adams Jones of Silver Spring, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hayes of Louisa and Mrs. Maxine Malicot of Berea; two brothers, Sheridan Thompson of Kenova and Carl Thompson of Columbus; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

BARTRAM, Gertrude L. (Hatcher)

1887-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude L. Bartram, 92, a former Louisa resident, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev.. Paul Stoneking, Burial will be in Vaughn Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Bartram died Friday in Richton Park, IL. Mrs. Bartram, the widow of William Bartram who died in 1957 was born in Lawrence County, April 2, 1887, a daughter of James and Julia Vaughn Hatcher. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marion (John) Drean; a granddaughter and three great grandsons. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

BLEVINS, Effie Lee (Kitchen)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Lee Blevins, 80, Webbville, were conducted April 23 in the Cherokee Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Blevins Cemetery. Mrs. Blevins died April 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Blevins was born August 5, 1899, at Webbville, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Ollie Porter Kitchen. Surviving are her husband, Lonnie Basil Blevins; two daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Lewis of Clayton, OH and Mrs. Eugene McNeil of Blaine; a son, L. B. Blevins, Jr., of Webbville; three brothers, Orville Kitchen of Jeffery, WV, Russell Kitchen of South Vienna, OH and Rossie Kitchen of Indiana; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

BOGGS, Helen Marguerite (Bohl)

1916-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Marguerite Boggs, 63, Louisa, will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Boggs died Sunday, April 20, at her home of an apparent heart attack. She was born December 9, 1916 at Basset Station, WS, the daughter of the late John and Emma Mae Rood Bohl. Mrs. Boggs was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar E. Boggs who died August 31, 1979. Mrs. Boggs was a school teacher and taught in the Lawrence County school system since 1954. Survivors include two sons, John W. Boggs of Butler, PA and James N. Boggs of Louisa; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. David P. Shockey. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

CAMPBELL, Russell

1924-1980

Funeral services for Russell Campbell, 55, Webbville, were conducted Wednesday, April 2, in Malone Funeral Home Grayson, with the burial in Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Campbell died Saturday, March 29 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Campbell was born May 30, 924, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Ardie Adams. He was a disabled laborer with Armco, Inc. Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, Herman Adams; his wife, Mrs. Cleatis Swinford Campbell; a step son, Jack Hensley of Thelma; three step daughters, Lena Romans, Eva Hensley and Patricia Hensley, all of Webbville; a brother, Johnny Campbell of Dayton, OH; a half brother, Herston Steel of Ironton; and two sisters, Mrs. Egie Caldwell of Webbville and Mrs. Floie Smith of Blaine. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

CARTER, Laura (Bradley)

1902-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Carter, 76, of Louisa, were conducted March 28 in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died March 25, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Carter was born April 2, 1980, in Lawrence County, a daughter of William T. and Martha Adams Bradley. Her husband, Thomas T. Carter died in 1972. Surviving are two sons, Randall Carter of Louisa and Odis Carter of Columbus; a daughter Mrs. Bennie Hammonds of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Clarkson of route 2, Louisa and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

CASTLE, Lillie (Borders)

1905-1980

Funeral services for Ulysses native Mrs. Lillie Borders Castle, 74, Springfield, OH, were conducted April 23 in the Walnut Grove Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Castle died April 20 in a Springfield Hospital. Mrs. Castle was born September 15, 1905, at Ulysses a daughter of the late Michael and Alice Borders. Her husband, Walter Castle died in 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Peterman of Springfield; and a son, Charlie Castle, Jr. of Springfield, OH. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

CAUDILL, Walter Lester

1948-1980

Funeral services for Walter Lester Caudill, 32, of Plain City, OH were conducted April 13 in Alder United Baptist Chapel with burial in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mr. Caudill died April 10 from injuries received in an auto accident. He was a member of the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson, OH. Survivor include his wife, Carol Caudill; three children, Tammy Caudill, Patty Caudill and Walter Robert Caudill; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Burton, Mrs. Herma Jean Rose both of Louisa; seven brothers, Ted Caudill, Ivan Caudill, Edd Caudill, and Harold Caudill all of Louisa, Kirk Caudill of Fort Gay, Lelon Caudill of Astula, FL and James Caudill of Commercial Point, OH. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1980

 

CHADWICK, Willie J.

1905-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native, Willie J. Chadwick, 74, of Fort Lauderdale, FL were conducted April 21 in Fort Pierce, FL with burial there. Mr. Chadwick died April 17. Mr. Chadwick was born December 25, 1905 in Louisa, a son of the late Thomas H. and Cora Hutchinson Chadwick. He was a retired lieutenant colonel and a member of the Indian River Presbyterian Church, Fort Pierce, the Columbia Lodge, No. 7, F & AM, Columbus, GA, the Louisa Chapter, No. 299, OES, the El Hasa Shrine Temple, Ashland, the Knights Templar Everett Council, No. 65, Ashalnd, and the Apperson Chapter, No. 81, Royal Arch Masons of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Workman Fink Chadwick; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Anne Williams of Fayettsville, NC; a step son, Roger H. Fink of Asheville, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Herma Morman of Ashland, Mrs. Sally Osborne and Mrs. Cassie Osborne, both of Zionsville, IN; two brothers, Theodore Chadwick of Hardy and Raleigh Chadwick of Las Vegas; a step sister, Mrs. Della Capley of Louisa and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

COMPTON, Jack

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Jack Compton, 64, of Orlando, FL were conducted March 18 in Winter Park, FL with burial there. Mr. Compton died March 15 in Veterans Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Zelda, and moved from Fort Gay to Orlando in 1953. He was a former restaurant owner and a Methodist. Surviving are his mother Nolda Compton; wife, Thelma Joe; two sons, David of Eva Beach, Hawaii and Robert J. of Jupiter, FL; one brother, Frederick of Orlando, sisters, Mrs. Adelaide Fouts and Mrs. Aron McMillan, both of Orlando; Mrs. James Proffitt, Richmond, VA and Mrs. Ruth Downs, Flatwoods and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

DIAMOND, Dewey Lee

1898-1980

Funeral services for Dewey L. Diamond, 81, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted April 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died April 19 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Diamond was born November 10, 1898, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late James and Hattie Rowe Diamond. His wife, Mrs. Iona Diamond died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John O'Daniels of route 1. Louisa; nine sons, Charlie Diamond, of New Carlisle, OH, Arlie Diamond of route 1, Louisa, James L. Diamond of Galloway, OH, Herbert Diamond of Venice, FL, Amon Diamond of Rush, Ernest Diamond of Spring Valley, OH, Dennis Diamond of Englewood, OH, Paul Ray Diamond of Flatwoods and Felix Diamond of Martin County; a sister, Mrs. Hallie Barnett of Ashland; 36 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

DICKERSON, Ulysses

1933-1980

Funeral services for Ulysses Dickerson, 47, of Stambaugh were conducted April 12 in Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with burial in Clifford Cemetery, Clifford. Mr. Dickerson died April 9 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Dickerson was born April 8, 1933, in Lawrence County, a son of Lee and Mary Belle Williams Dickerson of Stambaugh. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Timmy and Cletus Dickerson, both of Louisa, two daughters, Mrs. Colleta Witt and Miss Jennifer Dickerson, both of Louisa; six brothers, Larry and Doug Dickerson, both of Stambaugh, Amos Dickerson of Mentor, OH, Jim Dickerson of Indianapolis, IN, Bob Dickerson of Monroe, OH and Bill Dickerson of Continental, OH and four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Horton and Mrs. Rosie Stambaugh, both of Louisa, Miss Fannie Dickerson of Stambaugh and Mrs. Mildred Holbrook of Illinois. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1980

 

FRALEY, George

Funeral services for Blaine native George Fraley, of Greenup, were to be conducted at 10 a.m. April 30, in Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup by the Rev. O. M. Miller. Burial was to be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Fraley died April 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Fraley was born at Blaine, a son of the late Duncan and Laura Belle Moore Fraley. He was an employee of the Greenup County road department as a night watchman. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ora Roberts of Louisa, Mrs. John N. Brown of Russell and Mrs. Blanche Sweatnam of Homer, OH; and a brother, Martin L. Fraley of Greenup. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

FREEMAN, Randall

Funeral services for Randall Freeman, 20, Aberdeen, OH, who died from falling92 feet while working on construction, were conducted April 6, in Maysville with burial there. Mr. Freeman was killed instantly after falling March 26 from a scaffold at a power plant at Aberdeen. He was born in Charleston, WV, a son of Basil and Elizabeth Mullins Freeman, who reside in Aberdeen. He was a 1974 graduate of Aberdeen High School. Additional survivors include two sisters, Kim Freeman and Stephanie Freeman, both at home; one brother, Chris Freeman at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins, of Louisa. Big Sandy news, April 9, 1980

 

FYFFE, Richard Lee

1954-1980

Funeral services for Richard Lee Fyffe, 26, of Martha were conducted April 9, in the Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Howard Sturgill. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery. Mr. Fyffe died April 5, in Shawnee, KS as the result of burns received in a fire there. Mr. Fyffe was born March 14, 1954, at Louisa, a son of C. B. and Elva Sturgill Fyffe of Martha. He was a self-employed musician. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Jane Stephens of route 1 Louisa, and Miss Sherry Lynn Fyffe at home. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1980

 

GALLION, Jay K.

1907-1980

Funeral services for Jay K. Gallion, 72, of route 2, Grayson, formerly of route 4, Lawrence County, were conducted Monday, March 31. Mr. Gallion died March 29 at King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Gallion was born April 19, 1907, in Lawrence County, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Blankenship Gallion. His wife, Myrtle Vanover Gallion died in 1968. He was a member of the Dennis Chapel Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Jennings of Norfolk, VA and Mrs. Ada Belle Marshall of Grayson, KY; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and burial was in the McDaniel Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

GRAHAM, Hobert

1898-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hobert Graham, 83, Medway, OH were conducted at the Burcham Funeral Home in Fairborn, OH. Mr. Graham passed away at the Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. He was retired from the Globe Tool and Engineering Co., of Dayton. He was ordained to Ministry July 15, 1929 for the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; three daughters, Oretha Gatliff of Medway, Thelma Wellman of Louisa and Peggy Hilty of Medway; four sons, Walter of Fairborn, Claude and Mack of Beavercreek and Billy John of Dayton; a brother, Walter Graham of Irving, TX; two sisters, Julie Belcher of NY and Lillie Blackburn of Kenova, WV; 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery. Elder Ellis Amburgey officiated. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

HITCHCOCK, Carma (Dixon)

1909-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Carma Hitchcock, 70, Louisa, were conducted April 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hitchcock died April 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Hitchcock was born September 25, 1909, at Oil Springs, a daughter of the late Ed and Lydia Witten Dixon. Surviving are her husband, Haskell Hitchcock; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Belhasen and Mrs. Virginia Blanton, both of Paintsville; two sons, William G. Hitchcock of Dover, DE and Raymond Hitchcock of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Keaton of Louisa, Mrs. Gaynell Lewis of West Liberty and Mrs. Mary Gobel of Mechanicsburg, OH; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

JORDAN, Conley

1903-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Conley Jordan, 76, of Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, April 28 in Young Funeral Home with burial in the Jordan family cemetery. Mr. Jordan died April 26 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Jordan was born August 16, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Loviney Castle Jordan. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Miles Jordan; a son, James Conley Jordan of Fort Gay; two step daughters, Mrs. Milt Jordan and Mrs. Ernest Young, both of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Wickers and Mrs. Pearlie Cooper both of Ohio, and Mrs. Albert Wilks of Webbville and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

JORDAN, Janie (Moore)

1895-1980

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Janie Jordan, 84, Winter Park, FL will be conducted Thursday April 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Guth. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died April 12 in a Winter Park nursing home. She also formerly resided in Ashland. Mrs. Jordan was born October 2, 2895, at Rush, a daughter of the late Felix and Georgia McHenry Moore. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church of Ashland, was a member of the Rush Homemakers Club and was a past worthy matron of the Louisa Chapter Order of the Eastern Star where  she was a member for 50 years and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Her husband, James K. Jordan, died in 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Alday of Decatur, GA and Mrs. Iva Gee See of Maitland, FL; a son, James K. Jordan, Jr. of Ashland; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1980

 

LESTER, Hobart

1913-1980

Funeral services for Louisa Medical Clinic physician Dr. Hobart Lester, 67, were conducted Sunday in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Gerald Boxley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Dr. Lester of route 1, Louisa, who practiced in Louisa since 1943 died March 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was born March 20,1 913, at Barnrock, a son of Mrs. Dovie Dorton Lester and the late Ira Lester. He was a 1943 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine; a member of the American Medical Association; and the Kentucky Medical Association and a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife; Mrs. Shirley Rose Lester; a daughter, Dr. Rosemary Lester Alstott of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. C. V. Sturgill of Paintsville and Miss Sarah Lester of Martha; a brother, Elmo Lester of Martha; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Norman Hughes, Tom Orlovsky, Thaddeus Miller, Clyde Carter, Jr., Curtis Jones and Wallace Kirk. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. Phillip Carter, Dr. M.K.N. Ahmed, Dr. Ahmed Ali, Dr. Lloyd Browning, Dr. Arthur B. Richards, Carmie Wilson, Laban Young, and Sheldon McCreary. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

MARCUM, Sherman Mason

1897-1980

Funeral services for Sherman Mason Marcum, 83, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, April 1 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Marcum died March 29 in the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Marcum was born February 1, 1897 at Fallsburg, a son of the late Josiah and Jane Huff Marcum. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Holt of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Lutie Cain of Louisa; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

MEADE, Ella (Minter)

1900-1980

Graveside services for Mrs. Ella Minter Meade, 79, of Louisa, were conducted Monday at Wellman Cemetery route 1, Louisa. She died Saturday, April 5, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Meade was born June 12, 1900, at Martinsville, VA. Her husband, Melvin Meade, died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Earl Meade of Orrville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Howard of Ashland and Mrs. John Fane of West Virginia; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1980

 

MEADE, Joanne (Fitch)

Graveside services for former Louisa resident. Mrs. Joanne Fitch Meade, 82, of Houston, TX were conducted April 11 in Houston with burial there. Mrs. Meade who died April 9, was a retired saleswoman in 1970 from Neiman-Marcus. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Louisa James of Houston and one granddaughter, Joanne James Womack of San Antonio, TX. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

OSBORN, Geneva (Combs)

1906-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Osborn, 73, of Ashland, former school teacher at Louisa High School, were conducted March 26 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. D. B. Nisbet. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Osborn was born April 8, 1906 at Beattyville, a daughter of the late S. L. and Maude Davidson Combs, Sr. She was a member of the First Christian Church and was a former science teacher at Louisa High School. Her husband, James Paul Osborn died March 11. Surviving are a brother, S. L. Combs, Jr., of Panama City, FL and a sister, Mrs. Bonnetta Nolan of New Orleans. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

PERKINS, Hubert

1906-1980

Funeral services for Webbville native Hubert Perkins, 73, of Ashland will be conducted at 2 p.m. April 30 in Carman Funeral Home, Westwood, Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Perkins died April 27 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Perkins was born June 7, 1906, at Webbville, a son of the late Henry and Sidney Hicks Perkins. He was a retired driver with Smith Brothers Trucking Co. and had resided in Ashland for the past year, moving here from Flatwoods. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Kitchen Perkins; three sons, Donald and Alfred Perkins, both of Ashland, and Paul Perkins of South Point, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Hickman of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Joann Clay of Morehead and Mrs. Judy Layman of Ashland; seven brothers, Lee Perkins of Webbville, Henry Perkins of Westwood and Estel, Elmer, James, Earl and Eugene Perkins, all of Flatwoods, two step brothers, Ed and Becham Oliver, no addresses listed; three sisters, Mrs. Joann Hardwick, Mrs. Kathleen Blake and Mrs. Lena Greene, all of Huntington; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

RATLIFF, Walter K.

1892-1980

Funeral services for Walker K. Ratliff, 88, of Louisa, were conducted April 4, in Chicago, IL, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Mr. Ratliff died March 31 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Ratliff was born March 28, 1892, at Webbville, a son of the late John Wesley and Sarah Donahue Ratliff. He was a resident of Louisa for a year, formerly of Warsaw, IN. His wife, Mrs. Evelyn Wells Ratliff died in 1950. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lahoma Sparks of Portsmouth and Mrs. Minnie Marrill of Kokomo, IN; and two brothers, L. J. Ratliff of Ashland and Paul Ratliff of Boomer, WV. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, April 9, 1980

 

ROBINETTE, Ernest

1900-1980

Funeral services for Ernest Robinette, Sr., 79, route 3, Catlettsburg were conducted March 29 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with burial i Boyd County. Mr. Robinette died March 27 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Robinette was born December 1, 1900 in Boyd County, a son of the late Rufus and Eria Arthur Robinette. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Carroway Robinette; two sons, Ernest Robinette, Jr., of Route 3, Catlettsburg and Thomas Edward Robinette of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Spurlock of route 2, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Betty Holbrook of Ashland; two brothers, Charles Robinette of route 4 Catlettsburg and Arthur Robinette of route 4, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Bowling of route 4, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Clarence Earl of route 1, Catlettsburg; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

SHORTRIDGE, George W.

1897-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native George W. Shortridge of Ashland will be today at 11 a.m. Mr. Shortridge died April 28 at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Shortridge was born February 22, 1897 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jay and Margaret Moore Shortridge. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, the Greenhill Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Armco Veterans Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War I, a member of the Clarence Fields Post 76 American Legion and was a retired employee of Armco, Inc. and had retired in 1962. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Wright Shortridge, two sons, Jim Shortridge of Ashland and David Shortridge of Arlington, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Fritts of Ashland; a brother, Jay Paul Shortridge of Bartow, FL; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Sexton of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery, Funeral services will be under the direction of Lazear Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 30, 1980

 

SKEENS, Hobert

Funeral services for Hobert Skeens, 81, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Monday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Howell Cemetery at East Fork, KY, with graveside services conducted. Mr. Skeens died April 11 at Columbus. He was formerly from Star Route, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Collins Skeens of Star Route, one son, James Skeens of Columbus, OH; four step sons, Homer Hite, John Hite and Lemuel Hite all of Ashland and Paul Hite of Star Route; one step daughter, Dorothy Gallier of Ashland; four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 16, 1980

 

SPEARS, Gussie Florence (Wilson)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Florence Spears, 80, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday, April 1, at the Salt Peter Community Church. Mrs. Spears died March 30, at the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Spears was born November 22, 1899 at route 2, Fort Gay, the daughter of the late David and Kizzie Wilson. She was a member of the Salt Peter Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Spears who died in 1966. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Campbell and Mrs. Dollie Grace Rose of route 2, Fort Gay; one son, Orville J. Spears of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Richard Maynard and burial was in the Spears family cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

WEBSTER, Nellie (Hall)

1900-1980

Funeral services for former Webbville resident, Mrs. Nellie Hall Webster, 79, Marysville, OH, were conducted Tuesday, April 1, in North Lewisburg, OH with burial in Marysville. Mrs. Webster died March 30, in Memorial Hospital, Marysville, following an extended illness. Mrs. Webster was born July 22, 1900 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Alvin and Sally Bryant Hall. She attended the Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband, O. C. Webster; four sons, Haden Webster of Westwood, Homer and Elwood Webster, both of Elyria, OH and Vernon Webster of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Ada Liard and Mrs. Thelma Myers, both of Marysville and Mrs. Edith Young of Columbus; four brothers, Walter Hall of Dayton, Elihue Hall and Luther Hall both of Grayson and Eddie Hall of Olive Hill; four sisters, Miss Ardilla Hall of Ashland, Mrs. Dollie Baker of Dayton, Mrs. Nada King of Grayson and Mrs. Noraine Fultz of Olive Hill; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Betty (Wilson)

1881-1980

Mrs. Betty Wilson Wellman, 99, of Huntington, WV, died Thursday, March 27 in a local hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, WV by Dr. Ambrose Stump. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, KY. She was born January 12, 1881, at Louisa, KY, the daughter of Ulysses and Sara F. Wilson. She was the sister of Tom Wilson and Dick Wilson, deceased, and Claude T. Wilson, who resides in Louisa, KY. She has resided in Huntington since 1917 and was a retired seamstress in the alteration department of the Princess Shop in Huntington. She was a member of Central Christian Huntington, the Y. W. C. A. Conference Club and the Mothers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Wellman in 1937. Surviving are three grandchildren, Jim Tench, Sarasota, FL, James Wellman and Diana Cyrus, both of Roanoke, VA; two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 2, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Charles Lincoln

1885-1980

Funeral services for Charles Lincoln Wellman, 95, of Louisa were conducted April 19, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wellman died April 17, in Jenny Wiley Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Wellman was born February 9, 1885, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Jerry and Angeline Hatton Wellman. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. His wife, Mrs. Alice Webb Wellman died in 1945. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Domingo of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Marie Sadler of St. Johns, OH; three sons, Willis Wellman of Florida, Clyde Wellman of Lakeview, OH and Carl Wellman of Wickliffe, OH; a brother, Berlin Wellman of Portsmouth, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 23, 1980

 

WILSON, Charles Jefferson Wilson

1933-1980

WILSON, Doris Elaine

WILSON, Diana

WILSON, Gregory

The lives of a former Louisan, his three children and a truck driver were snuffed out in a fiery smashup on Interstate 40 Saturday in the Smokey Mountains near Asheville, NC. Burned beyond recognition were Spruce Pine, NC, physician Charles Jefferson (Charley Jeff) Wilson, 46, three children, 19 year old Doris Elaine Wilson, a college student, Diana Wilson, 17 and Gregory Wilson, 14, both at home and the unidentified driver of a tractor truck. According to a family spokesman the family was headed into the Smokey Mountains for a weekend hiking trip. The incident on the four lane divided I-40 occurred near the Asheville exit. Dr. Wilson was headed south and the tractor-truck which experienced a blowout was traveling north. It sped out of control across the median crashing head-on into the Wilson vehicle. The spokesman quoted police that the truck's gasoline tank exploded, erupting into a fiery mass. Dr. Wilson's wife, Patricia, whom he met while a student at Berea College died in 1979 of cancer. Dr. Wilson was born September 22, 1933 in Eldon, MO, a son of Carmie and Dora Vernon Wilson of Louisa. He graduated in 1951 from Louisa High School as class valedictorian; and the University of Louisville Belknap School of Medicine. Following completion of internship in Louisville Baptist Hospital, the Wilsons moved to Spruce Pine. She was a North Carolinan. Dr. Wilson practiced in Spruce Pine about 15 years. Additional survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Betty Morris of Portsmouth and Mrs. Sarah Weideman of Ottway, OH; five aunts, Daisy Emmons, Laura Stanfill, Genoa Britton and Ernestine Caudill, all of Louisa and Mrs. Willie Johnstone of Orlando, FL. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Spruce Pine with burial there. Big Sandy News, April 9, 1980

 

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BAUGH, William

1891-1980

Former Lawrence countian, William (Bill) Baugh, 89, was buried in a Willard Cemetery. Mr. Baugh was born March 3, 1891, at Zelda, KY. He has resided for the last 35 years in Willard, OH. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired B & O Railroad worker. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church at Willard, OH. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bertha Helen Barnett. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Smith Baugh; one daughter, Billie Joe Bolen; two sons, Claude Allen Baugh and Donald Howard Baugh, all of Willard, OH; 31 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

BLANKENSHIP, Frank Wallace

1900-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Frank Wallace Blankenship, 79, of Ashland were conduced Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Blankenship died May 8 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Blankenship was born September 8, 1900, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry Birch and Cora Frazier Blankenship. He was a retired telegraph operator with the Chessie System. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Neva J. McGuire of Ashland, Mrs. Ethel Dunaway of Bellefonte and Mrs. Cora Brown of Barboursville, WV and a brother, G. P. Blankenship of Bellefonte. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1980

 

CARTER, Ivory Jane (Adams)

1904-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence native Ivory Jane Carter, 76, London, OH, were conducted April 30, in Rader Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Mrs. Carter died April 28 in Madison County Hospital, London. Mrs. Carter was born in Lawrence County, April 22, 1904, daughter of Crooks Adams and Ella Kelly Adams. She was a member of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church of Adams. She is survived by her husband, Laudie Carter; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Jane) Kelly and Mrs. George (Belva) Burns, both of London; three sons, Gene Carter of West Jefferson, OH, Bill Carter of London and Roy Carter of Kenova; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gracie Sanders of London and Mrs. Alma Thompson of Arroyo Grande, CA; and one brother, Woodrow Adams of Columbus. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

DAVIS, Edith E.

1909-1980

Funeral services for Miss Edith E. Davis, 70, of Ulysses, were conducted Monday May 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard George. Burial was in George Cemetery at Ulysses. Miss Davis died May 23 in Paintsville Hospital. Miss Davis was born August 5, 1909 at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Henry and Effie Davis. She was a member of the Belles Chapel Church at Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1980

 

ESTEP, William W.

1896-1980

Funeral services for William W. Estep, 83, of route 3, Louisa were conducted Saturday April 26 at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Estep died April 23 at the Louisa Community Hospital. He was born September 16, 1896 at route 1, Louisa, the son of the late James M. and Rebecca McKinster Estep. He was a retired farmer, railroader and coal miner. Mr. Estep is survived by his wife, Dove Ann Spencer, two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Estep Saul of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Reatha Sue Smith of Marietta, OH; one son, Shannon Wilton Estep of Centersburg, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Thompson, Mrs. Oklie Thompson and Mrs. Lee Robinette all of route 3, Louisa, two brothers, Milton K. Estep and Edgel Estep of route 3, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Estep Cemetery at route 3. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

FOWLER, Fred Coe

1898-1980

Funeral services for Fred Coe Fowler, 81, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted May 6 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery. Mr. Fowler died May 3, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Fowler was born June 3, 1898, in Marlington, WV, a son of the late Baylis and Mary Landias Fowler. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ann Dawson Fowler and a sister, Mrs. Grace Dalton of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

GEVEDON, Della (Marshall)

1883-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Della Gevedon, 96, of Frenchburg, were conducted May 8 with burial at Grassy Creek. Mrs. Gevedon died May 6, at the residence. Mrs. Gevedon was born November 16, 1883, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Martin P. Marshall and Katherine Spencer David. Her husband, J. Monroe Gevedon, died in 1957. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Florella Cannoy of Frenchburg, Mrs. Nana Miller and Mrs. Jean Fall, both of Arlington, KS, Mrs. Kathlyn Payne of Ironton, and Mrs. Helena Elam of Lexington; and two sons, Bert Gevedon of Grassy Creek and Noel Gevedon of Kalamazoo, MI. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1980

 

KELLEY, Cassie

1906-1980

Funeral services for Cassie Kelley, 73, of Martha were conducted May 7 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. He died May 5 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Kelley was born October 12, 1906 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Merdie and Susie Rigsby Kelley. He was a retired oilfield worker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cloma Ferguson Kelley; a son, Raymond Kelley of Plain City, OH; four brothers, Virgil Kelley of Lexington and Hurshell, Hurtston and Victor Kelley, all of Martha; and five sisters, Mrs. Olva Ferguson of Xenia and Mrs. Neva Ferguson of Westerville, Mrs. Grettie Holbrook of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Ella Pelphrey and Mrs. Elsie Collier both of Martha. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1980

 

MCKENZIE, Clinton

1963-1980

Funeral services for former Louisan Clinton McKenzie, 16, of Kermit, WV were conducted Sunday, May 25 in Young Funeral Home by minister, W. M. Teems. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery. The teenager died May 23 at the result of injuries received in a fire at the residence. Two other also died from the blaze. Mr. McKenzie was born July 11, 1963 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Reatha Rittenberry McKenzie of Kermit and the late Clyde McKenzie. He was a student at Sheldon-Clark High School in Inez. Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Miss Diane Kay McKenzie, at home; a brother, Clyde McKenzie, Jr., at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Willa Belle Rittenberry of Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1980

 

OSBORNE, Ruie

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruie Osborne, 77, of Louisa, were conducted May 3 in Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Osborne died May 1 in a Covington, KY hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Osborne. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Grout of Covington and Mrs. A. K. Shannon of Huntington; and three sons, Jack Osborne of Nelsonville, OH, Donald Osborne of Barstow, CA and Kenneth Osborne of Williamsburg, OH. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

QUESENBERRY, Robinson

Funeral services for Robinson Quesenberry, 54, of Louisa were conducted May 2, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Quesenberry died April 30 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Quesenberry was born January 16, 1926, at Glade Springs, VA, a son of the late Fred and Maggie Lester Quesenberry. He was a railroad employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Hylton Quesenberry; three daughters, Mrs. Zora Wilks and Mrs. Bernadene Johnson, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Rosemary Johnson of Webbville; two sons, Bobby and Richard Quesenberry both of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Jamie Moore, and Mrs. Patsy Mazone, both of New York, Mrs. Farie Mae Bryant of Oklahoma and Mrs. Martha Jordan and Miss Shirley Quesenberry both of Blaine and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

RICE, Robert

1883-1980

Funeral services for Robert Rice, 96, of Ashland, were conducted May 10 in Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Rice died May 8 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Rice was born November 8, 1883, in Carter County, a son of the late Harry W. and Virginia Barter Rice. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Louisa and was a retired employee of Allied Chemical Semet-Solvay division. His wife, Mrs. Edna Short Rice, died in 1955. Surviving are two sons, Claude "Cotton" and William "Buck" Rice, both of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Muriel Moore of Lehigh Acres, FL and Mrs. Emma Jean Thompson of La Plata, MD; a brother, John Rice of Louisa; five grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1980

 

STEELE, James Evans

1929-1980

Funeral services for James Evans Steele, 49, of Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. May 7 in Young Funeral Home by Ministers Gallie Isaac and Raleigh Blair. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Steele died May 3, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Steele was born October 12, 1929 at Blaine, a son of Mrs. Mollie Griffith Steele of Blaine and the late Jethro Steele. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church of Fallsburg. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Sue Dixon Steele; two sons, Steven and Larry Steele, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Audrey Hunley of Columbus and a brother, Willie Steele of Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

SWORD, Fred R.

1907-1980

Funeral services for Fred R. Sword, Jr., 73, of route 2, Radnor, WV, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 28 in Radnor Church of God conducted by the Rev. Dennis Thompson. Burial in Sword Cemetery. Mr. Sword died Sunday May 25 at 11 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. He was born February 25, 1907 in Mingo County, WV, a son of Fred, Sr., and Ida Damron Sword. He was a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Ratliff Sword; one daughter, Mrs. Glenna Preston of Fort Gay; two sons, Alvin Sword of Huntington and Calvin Sword of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. Gracie Mae Keesee of Fort Gay, Mrs. Emma Jean Harless of Kermit, WV, Mrs. Gertrude DeBoard of Columbus; five brothers, Alton Sword of Prestonsburg, Huebert Sword of Fort Gay, Woodrow Sword of California and Reuben Sword of Radnor, Tom Sword of Sterling, OH; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Mamie (Maynard)

1927-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Thompson, 52, of route 2, Louisa were conducted May 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died May 5 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born September 18, 1927 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence Spurlock Maynard. Her husband, J. H. Maynard died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Willard Hay of route 1, Ray C.; a son, Joe, address not listed; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Frazier of Columbus; and Mrs. Beatrice Thompson of route 2, Louisa, a brother, Bill Maynard of route 2, Louisa and three grandchildren.. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1980

 

WEBB, Maude (Miller)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native and ex-school teacher Mrs. Maude Miller Webb, 81, of Ceredo, were conducted May 15, in the First Baptist Church of Ceredo by the Rev. Hubert Six. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died May 13 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following a brief illness. Mrs. Webb was born March 30, 1899, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the lat J. Fred Miller, Sr., and Arvilla Taylor Miller. She was a graduate of Kentucky Normal College, was a retired school teacher with the Lawrence County schools and was a retired grocery merchant in Ceredo. She had resided in Ceredo for 43 years, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, a member of the Navy Mothers Club and of the Order of the Eastern Star of Ceredo. Her husband, David G. Webb, Sr., died in 1962. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale Mautz of Ashland, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Miller of Tallmadge, OH; a son, David G. Webb, Jr., of Kensington, MD; a sister, Mrs. Edgar Layne of Ashland; four brothers, J. Fred Miller and Carl E. Miller both of Ashland, H. D. "Dutch" Miller of Huntington and Joe Miller of Mansfield, OH and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Victoria

1899-1980

Funeral services for Miss Victoria Wellman, 90, route 1, Louisa were conducted May 1 in Heston Funeral Home by pastor Mileon E. Fish. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Miss Wellman died April 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Miss Wellman was born October 2, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sanders and Narcissus Bradley Wellman. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Ashland. Surviving are 22 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1980

 

WHEELER, Gypsy Lee (Thompson)

1905-1980

Funeral services for Gypsy Lee Wheeler, 74, of Louisa were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died May 24, in Ohio, She was born October 18,1 905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Emma Hayes Thompson. Survivor include her husband, Morgan Wheeler and five daughters, Mrs. Lydia Salyer, Mrs. Ellie Jane Cordle, Mrs. Bessie Skaggs, Mrs. Georgia Wheeler, all of Columbus and Mrs. Emma Salyer of Louisa, and two sons, James Wheeler of Johnstown, OH and David Wheeler, Jr., of Dublin, OH; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1980

 

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ARRINGTON, Jerry Vaughn1952-1980

Funeral services for former Louisan Jerry Vaughan Arrington, 28, of Logan , WV were conducted June 14 in the First Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Arrington died June 10 in Logan. Mr. Arrington was born April 24, 1952, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Cloral Boggs Arrington and the late Fred Arrington . He was general manager for the Rebel Coal Co.'s Logan office, attended Louisa schools and Ashland Community College. He attended Morehead State University and was a member of the Alpha Phi Iota fraternity. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Louisa Baptist church. Additional survivor is his fiancée Bradora Plummer. Big Sandy News, June 18, 1980

 

BAYS, Charles Younger

1889-1980

Funeral services for Charles Younger Bays, 91, Webbville, were conducted, June 3, in the Willard Christian Church by the Rev. Bob Waggoner with burial in Bays Cemetery, Webbville. Mr. Bays died Sunday, June 1 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Bays was born March 26, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Riley and Julina Jordan Bays. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sandy Hook Christian Church. Surviving are four sons, Denver, Hubert and Bruce Bays, all of Webbville, and John Willie Bays of Grayson; a daughter, Miss Lois Bays of Webbville, a sister, Mrs. Johnny Fuller of Catlettsburg; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1980

 

CHATFIELD, Edna (Hays)

1906-1980

Funerals services for Louisa resident Edna Hays Chatfield, 73, were conducted, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Louisa United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Guth officiating. Mrs. Chatfield was born December 22, 1906, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Tom Hays and Mary Jane Short Hays. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross H. Chatfield who died in 1963. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane Riggs, Lacanada, CA; two sons, Ross H. (Dutch) Chatfield, Ashland and Hugh Chatfield of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Ollie J. Short of Louisa; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; one niece and one nephew. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1980

 

COBURN, Dennis

1898-1980

Funeral services for Dennis Coburn, 81, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted May 28 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery, East Fork. Mr. Coburn died May 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Coburn was born May 27, 1898, at Route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Frank and Julia Carroll Coburn. He was a retired farmer and blacksmith. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arnolee Adams of route 1, Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley White, of route 1, Ashland, and Mrs. Hazel Bush of Louisa and a brother, Fred Coburn of Boomer, WV and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1980

 

GUSSLER, Sterling Price

1883-1980

Funeral services for Sterling Price Gussler, 97, of Ashland, formerly of Louisa will be today at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Chapel. Mr. Gussler died June 23 at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Gussler was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie E. Fraley Gussler who died in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ballard Clark of Stanville, KY, four sons, Lova L. Gussler, Ottes W. Gussler, Alva C. Gussler, and Sterling P. Gussler, Jr., all of Ashland; other survivors include 14 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Officiating will be the Rev. Kay Junior Thompson and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1980

 

HOLT, Joe Webb

1922-1980

Funeral services for Joe Webb Holt, 58, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in the First Methodist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Paul Stoneking and the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Holt died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, June 1, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Holt was born October 11, 1922, in Louisa, a son of the late Webb and Gypsy Thompson Holt. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the United Methodist Church and was manager of Western Todd's Steak House. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Emma Moerman of Santa Cruz, CA and a brother, Bill Holt of route 1, Louisa, The body is at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1980

 

JOHNSON, Stella (Combs)

1895-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Stella Johnson, 87, of Kenova were conducted May 30 in Ceredo Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Buddy Smith and the Rev. Roy Roach. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died May 27 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Johnson was born April 8, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willis and Mary Ellen Hensley Combs. She was a retired employee of Perry Norvell Shoe Co., and a member of the Route 60 Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Everett Johnson, three daughters, Mrs. Erma Gillispie and Ellen Ray, both of Huntington and Mrs. Dixie Perdue of Kenova; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Steed of Huntington and Mrs. Laura Scott of Louisa; a brother, Jay Combs of Louisa; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 5, 1980

 

LITTLE, John Henry

1934-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, John Henry Little who died June 1, were conducted Thursday, June 5 at Oakgrove Methodist Church, Fort Gay. Mr. Little was born December 31, 1934, the son of Fred L. Little, route 1, Fort Gay and the late Bessie Kerr Little. Survivors include two daughters, Grace Elizabeth Little, Proctorville, OH and Cassandra Little, also of Proctorville, OH; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Robinson of route 1, Fort Gay; six brothers, Fred Little, Jr., Fort Worth, TX, James Little, West Point, KY, Boyd Little, Huntington, WV, George Little of Louisa, Lemuel Little and Donald Little, both of route 1, Fort Gay. Reverend Harold Bond officiated and burial was in the Little Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1980

 

 

MULLINS, Evalena (Boggs)

1898-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Evalena Mullins, 81, of Catlettsburg, were conducted June 2 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. Amos Smith. Mrs. Mullins died May 29 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Mullins was born September 7, 1898, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Huey H. and Trinvilla Church Boggs. She was a member of the England Hill Freewill Baptist church and a resident of Catlettsburg for 40 years. Her husband, Robert Mullins, die din 1969. Surviving are five sons, Harris Mullins of Hilliard, OH, Robert R. Mullins, Jr., of Flatwoods, Claude Mullins of Worthington and David and Emanuel Mullins, both of Catlettsburg, three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Savage and Mrs. Betty Robinson, both of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Bowman of Ironton; three brothers, Raymond and Russell Boggs, both of Ann Arbor, MI and Millard Boggs of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Rilda Jessie of Grayson; 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 4, 1980

 

PRESTON, June (Roberts)

1901-1980

Funeral services for Blaine native, Mrs. June Preston, 78, of Ashland, were conducted June 7 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. John Sykes. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died June 3. Mrs. Preston was born August 1, 1911( note should be 1901) at Blaine, a daughter of the late Martin Van Buren and Pernielia Chaffins Roberts. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Ashland Womans Club. Her husband, Bryan Preston, died in 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ailene Brennen of Ashland, a brother, Hugh Roberts of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Mae McMannus of Ashland. Big Sandy News, June 11, 1980

 

SPARKS, Nancy (Griffith)

1903-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Sparks, 77, were conducted June 24 Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Barker and the Rev. Floyd West. Burial was in Sparks family cemetery, Martha. Mrs. Sparks died June 22 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Sparks was born February 10, 1903, at Martha, a daughter of the late Robert Lepichford and Mance Boggs Griffith. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha and a member of the Blaine Chapter 202 Order of Eastern Star. Her husband, Nelson Sparks, died in 1956. Surviving are a brother, Curtis Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Cecil

1908-1980

Funeral services for Cecil Thompson, 71, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted June 21 by the Rev. William Teems in Young Funeral Home with burial in See Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died June 18. Mr. Thompson was born December 7, 1908, in Louisa, a son of the late Marion and Lucy Belle Bates Thompson. He was a carpenter. His wife, Mrs. Deletha Kelley Thompson, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell Lemaster of Adams; three sons, Raymond Thompson of Mansfield, OH, and Marion and Frank Thompson, both of route 2, Louisa; six sisters, Mrs. Lora Williams, Mrs. Arthur Hager, and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, all of route 2, Louisa; Mrs. Hazel Martinek of Carlton, MI, Mrs. Irene Spurlock of Rockwood, MI and Mrs. Willard Stidham of Hackett, Ark.; three brothers, Lee and Ray Thompson, both of route 3, Louisa and Everett Thompson of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Mollie (Martin)

1900-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Thompson, 79, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted June 18 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mrs. Thompson was born August 15, 1900, at Blaine, a daughter of Jim and Melissa Estep Martin. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Thornhill of route 1, Dunlow, WV; a son, Billy Thompson, of route 2, Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1980

 

YOUNG, David Mayo

1894-1980

Funeral services for David Mayo Young, 85, of Webbville, were conducted June 22 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Gallie Isaac and Nelson Thompson. He died June 19, at the residence. Mr. Young was born July 14, 894 in Webbville, a son of the late Jesse A. and Hester Fugate Young. Surviving are his wife, Esther Evans Young; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Rogers of Grayson, Mrs. Gaynelle Rogers of Kettering, OH, Mrs. Peggy Clark of Tollesboro; two sons, Harold and Paul Young both of Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Anna Sagraves of Orange, CA; a brother, Luther Young, in Wheelersburg, OH; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 25, 1980

 

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BELT, Robert M.

1903-1980

Funeral services for Robert M. Belt, 76, route 1, Louisa, were conducted July 16, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Belt died July 14, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Belt was born November 5, 1903, at Marysville, OH, a so of the late Robert A. and Icy Amspoker Belt. He was a retired sheet metal smith for Wilcox and Gatch co., was a veteran and a member of the V. F. W.. His wife, Mrs. Mary Large Belt, died in 1970. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Burgess of Louisa; a sister, Miss Eleanor Belt of Huntington and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

BEVINS, Edna Louise (English)

1927-1980

Funeral services for former resident Mrs. Edna Louise Bevins, 53, of Versailles, were conducted June 27, in Belles Chapel Church, route 1, Louisa by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Bevins Cemetery. Mrs. Bevins died June 24 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Bevins was born June 21, 1927 at Carlisle, a daughter of Mrs. Elsie Green Gray, no address listed, and the late Thomas English. Surviving in addition to her other are her husband, Grover G. Bevins; two sisters, Mrs. Margie Zansler of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Sue Bolls of Carlisle and a brother, Jim English of Versailles. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

BOWEN, Eveline (Hammond)

1900-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Eveline Bowen, 80, Fort Gay, were conducted July 3, in Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen died June 30 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Bowen was born May 30, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Clay Hammond. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Elijah Bowen, died in 1961. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Copley of Fort Gay and Mrs. Margaret Carroll of Huntington; two sons, George Bowen of South Williamson and Cassel Bowen of Florida; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sammons of Florida; four brothers, Jim Hammond of Fort Gay, Dee and Bill Hammond both of Red Jacket, WV, and Tom Hammond of Columbus; 40 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

BRYANT, Edith (Bryan)

1913-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Edith Bryant, 67, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted June 30, in Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Mrs. Bryant died June 28. Mrs. Bryant was born April 27, 1913 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Laura Church Bryan of Pasadena, CA and the late Jeff Bryan. She was a member of the Tyree United Methodist Church at Bear Creek. Her husband, Jesse Bryant died in 1957. Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Ashland and Mrs. Romona Jane Sexton with the U. S. Army in Semeoch, Germany; a son, Larry Lee Bryant of Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Buck of Westwood, CA, Mrs. Kathleen Stockfieth of Elgin, Or and Mrs. Betty Bushong of Pasadena; a brother, Thomas J. Bryan of Catlettsburg, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

CALDWELL, Cecil Edward

1911-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Cecil Edward Caldwell, 69, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted July 13, in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died July 10, in a Russell nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Caldwell was born December 12, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Lillian White Caldwell. He was a retired auto mechanic instructor at the Ashland State Vocational-Technical School and was a member of the Grassland United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Blake Caldwell; three sons, Howard Cecil Caldwell of route 2, Catlettsburg, William Caldwell of Flidell, LA and George Caldwell of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Cooper of South Point and Mrs. Diane Blanton of Route 2, Catlettsburg; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1980

 

CASTLE, Mary Charlotte

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Charlotte Castle, 81, route 1, Webbville, who perished July 4 when fire destroyed her residence were conducted July 7, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. A. C. Adams. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Webbville. Kentucky State Police fire marshall Andy Reed said the blaze was accidental. She was alone when the blaze occurred the night of July 4, according to Sheriff Dan Harman. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Betsy Fox and Mrs. Betty Dowdy, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Evely Delorenzo of Trenton, NJ, and Mrs. Angie Legg and Mrs. Esther Abbott, both of Logan, WV; six sons, Tony R. Castle of Webbville, Matthew P. James M. and Billy Castle of Berlin Heights, OH, and Gabriel Lawrence of Green River, WY; a foster daughter, Mary Artrip and 50 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 9,1980

 

COLLINS, Sally (Cain)

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Sally Cain Collins, 42, of Columbus will be today (July 23) at Mountview Baptist Church at Upper Arlington, OH. Mrs. Collins died July 20 in Columbus following an extended illness. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight July 23 at Young Funeral Home. Survivors include her mother Frances Cain of Louisa and three daughters, Lisa, Dina and Jana, all at home. Graveside services will be July 24 at 11 a.m. at Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 23,1 980

 

COMPTON, Nolda (Fannin)

1884-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Nolda Compton, 94, of Orlando, FL was June 5 at Winter Park Funeral Home, Winter Park, FL. Mrs. Compton died June 2, at Orlando. She was born July 21, 1884. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Louisa. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Adelaide Fouts and Virginia McMillin both of Orlando and Mrs. Dorothy Proffit of Richmond, VA, one son Frederick Compton also of Orlando, died March 15, 1980. Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Orlando. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

DIAMOND, Donald Ray

1948-1980

Funeral services for Donald Ray Diamond, 32, route 1, Louisa, were conducted July 19 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Miller Cemetery. Mr. Diamond died July 17 as the result of injuries received in a three vehicle accident on US 23. Mr. Diamond was born June 20, 1948, in Louisa, a son of Arlie and Edith Miller Diamond of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Donna Crabtree Diamond; two daughters, Misses Eula Marie and Donna Jean Diamond, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Nora Mae Jones of route 1, Louisa, and a brother, Francis David Diamond of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

 

ENSOR, Audley

Funeral services for Audley Ensor, 70, of Ashland, brother of Charles Ensor of Louisa, were conducted Monday, June 30 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Allen Barger. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Ensor native of Montgomery County, who retired in 1976 from Armco Steel, died June 27 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eula Congelton Ensor of Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Goodman and one sister. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

FITZPATRICK, Roy York

1901-1980

Funeral services for former Louisan Roy York Fitzpatrick, 78, of Columbus, were conducted July 4 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Olen Kearns. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Fitzpatrick died July 1, in Doctors' Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born September 22, 1901 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Ulysses and Jessie York Fitzpatrick. He was a retired U. S. Postal Service worker and a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Lexie Bartram Fitzpatrick, died in 1969. Surviving are a son, James Roy Fitzpatrick of Columbus, a foster son, Billy Lee Damron of Townsend, MD and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

FRASHER, Nada (Boyes)

1905-1980

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident, Nada B. Frasher, 75, of Grove City, OH will be today, July 23, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Frasher died July 20 in Columbus after an extended illness. Mrs. Frasher was born May 28, 1905, daughter of the late Robert L. and Suzanne Noble Boyes of Fort Gay. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Frasher, one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Hatch of Columbus; one son, Charles W. Frasher of Grove City, OH; one brother, Walter Boyes of Fort Gay; 7 granchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at the Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay with the Rev. Ron Robertson of Columbus officiating. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

HALSEY, Lula (Jennings)

1902-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Thompson Halsey, 78, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted July 25 in Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church by minister Bill Barber. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Halsey died July 2. Mrs. Halsey was born February 26, 1902 at Dixon, WV, a daughter of the late William and Serena Thompson Jennings. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church. Her husband, Carl Halsey, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Fred Davis of Harriman, TN, Mrs. Glenn Klasma of Palos Hills, IL, Mrs. Don Lee of Serling, IL.. and Mrs. Bob Perry of Louisa; four sons, Don and R. V. Thompson, both of Louisa, George Thompson, Jr., of Shawnee, KS and Leon Thompson of Marion, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Blair of Columbus and Mrs. Louise Thompson of Louisa; four brothers, Pearlie Jennings of Columbus, Charles Arrington of Flatwoods and Burgess and Jakie Arrington, both of Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1980

 

KELLEY, Jean (Crum)

Graveside rites were July 15, at Pinehill Cemetery for Jean Crum Kelley, who died July 10, in Southgate, MI. Surviving are her husband, E. E. Kelley of Southgate, two daughters, Sandy and Kelley Richa of Milford, Mass. and Randy Kelley Fontenot of Lawton, OK, one granddaughter, Frieda Redkey of Cincinnati, OH, Noreta Hamilton of Louisa; two brothers, Frank Crum of route 3, Louisa, and James Crum of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

KELLY, Howard (Rick)

1949-1980

Funeral services for Howard (Rick) Kelly, 31 of Martha, were conducted June 26 in the First Freewill Baptist Church of Paintsville, by the Rev. Lowell Webb, the Rev. Donny Sturgill. Burial was in Kelly Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Kelly died June 23 in a Lexington hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Myra Lynn Honeycutt Kelly; a daughter, Miss Misty Amber Kelly at home; and three brothers, James Paul Kelly of Olive Hill, Michael Kelly of Martha and Timothy Ray Kelly of Chicago. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

KITTS, Cora (Workman)

1905-1980 Funeral services for Cora Workman Kitts, 75, of route 2, Fort Gay, was conducted by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Frank Copley at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Oak Grove Church, route 2, Fort Gay. Burial was in the Kitts family cemetery. Mrs. Kitts died July 6, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kitts was born April 26, 1905 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jesse and Jane Artrip Workman. Her husband, Arthur Kitts died in 1974. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. Survivors include six sons, William J. Kitts, Arthur Kitts, Jr., Donald Kitts, all of Fort Gay, Charles Kitts of Augusta, GA, Paul Kitts of Martel, OH, James L. Kitts of Ashville, OH, 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emily Castle of Fort Gay; one brother, Jay Workman of Charleston, WV. Heston Funeral Home was in charge. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

LYONS, Beuford

1919-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Beuford Lyons, 61, of Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elder Walter L. Pelphrey. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lyons died June 29 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was born June 19, 1919, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hydie B. and Catherine Chander Lyon. He was a route salesman for the Flav-o-Rich Dairy Co., was an Army veteran of World War II and had been an Ashland resident for 30 years. He was a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church, the Dairy and Food Workers Local 612, AFL-CIO and Poage Loge 325, F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Jean Marcum Lyons; four daughters, Mrs. John L. Davis and Mrs. Carl D. Adams, both of Catlettsburg; Mrs. Donald M. Clark, Jr., of Ashland and Miss Michelle Renee Lyons at home; a son, Beuford Jack Lyon; at home and four sisters, Mrs. Martha McGuire and Mrs. Sena Ingall, both of Beaver, OH, Mrs. Amanda Curnutte of Columbus and Mrs. Malaney Sadler of Wilkinson, WV. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

MARCUM, John D.

Funeral services for former Louisan John D. Marcum, Sr. 73, of Lexington, were conducted July 8, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died July 5, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, of Lou Gehrig disease. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Frances Wright Marcum; a son, John D. Marcum, Jr., of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. FaDana Sisson of Louisa and a brother, J. N. Marcum, Jr. of Louisa. A football player in the 1920's and 30's, comptroller of the Lexington Signal Depot during World War II and Kentucky state finance officer for the Public Works Administration for seven years.. Mr. Marcum, was agency manager of Pioneer American Insurance Co., at the time of his retirement in 1964. He devised and installed cost-accounting procedures for the War Department during World War II and wrote technical manuals and devised form for the system. As a football official, he was an organizer and charter member of the Tri-State Officials Association numbering among his friends, Red Grange, Red Roberts, Vire Perry, Father Lumpkins, Red Weaver, and Jim Thorpe. He was a graduate of the Fork Union Military Academy at Fork Union, VA and of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Mr. Marcum was a member of Immanuel Baptist church and a deacon of Woodland Avenue Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

PACK, Mark Carlos

1960-1980

Funeral services for Mark Carlos Pack, 19, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted July 13, in the First Baptist Church Louisa by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was found dead at the residence July 11. Mr. Pack was born August 5, 1960, in Lawrence County, a son of Carl and Linda Brown Pack, Jr., of route 5, Louisa. He was a coal miner with Wolf Creek Coal Co. and a member of the Demolay of Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Melinda Kay Kearns Pack of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Mrs. Kathy Hinkle of Louisa; a brother, Gregory Pack of Louisa the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pack, Sr. of Job, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Brown of Livermore; and a great grandmother, Mrs. Grace Fannin of Job. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1980

 

PHILLIPS, Robert L.

1932-1980

Funeral services for pharmacist Robert L. Phillips, 48, of Louisa, were conducted July 18 in Robertson Funeral Home in South Shore by minister Clyde Callihan. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery. Mr. Phillips died July 16 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Phillips was born May 3, 1932 in Portsmouth, a son of Mrs. Myrtle Sexton Phillips of South Shore and the late Charles E. Phillips. He was a pharmacist in Louisa, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a 1967 graduate of the University of Kentucky Pharmacy School. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a son, Mark Phillips of Lexington, three brothers, Ralph Phillips of Cynthiana, John T. Phillips of South Shore; and a sister, Mrs. Jean Webb of Ashland. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

PIGG, Ben

1927-1980

Funeral services for Ben Pigg, Jr., 52, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted July 15, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Junior Bevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Pigg died July 14 in the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Pigg was born September 17, 1927, in Pike County, a son of the late Ben and Vennie Kilgore Pigg, Sr., He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the D. A. V. and was a heavy equipment operator for Bizzack Construction Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Branham Pigg; a daughter, Miss Wanda Louisa Pigg at home; three sons, Benny Paul Pigg of route 3, Louisa, and Robert Daniel and Robert Gene Pigg, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Irene HYoung and Garnet, Mrs. Thelma Young and Shirley, all of Ohio; and six brothers, Garfield and Lawrence Pigg, both of route 1, Louisa and Clyde, Everett Lee, Paul and Charley Pigg, all of Ohio. Big Sandy News, July 23, 1980

 

RUGGLES, Clarence

1905-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Clarence Ruggles, 75, of route 1, Rush, were conducted June 29 at the residence by the Rev. Fred Shockley. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery. Mr. Ruggles died June 26 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Ruggles was born April 28, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Tatt and Cora Tomlin Ruggles. He was a retired farmer and a life-long resident of this area. His wife, Mrs. Ida Louise Fannin Ruggles died in 1979. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Stoddard and Mrs. Douglas Hayes, both of route 1, Rush, Mrs. George D. Reeves of Columbus and Mrs. George Reeves of Ashland; a foster son, Roscoe Edward Moore of route 1, Rush; three sisters, Mrs. Myra White and Mrs. Myrtle Fannin, both of Ashland and Myna Fannin of Lawrence County; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

SALYERS, Grace (Slone)

1895-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Salyers, 85, route 1, Webbville, were conducted June 26 in Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died June 24. Mrs. Salyers was born May 15, 1895, at Cherokee, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Perkins Slone. Surviving are her husband, Henry Salyers; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Salyers of Rush and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, July 2, 1980

 

SPARKS, Eugene

1912-1980

Funeral services for Eugene Sparks, 67, of Blaine were conducted July 7 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died July 5, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born September 13, 1912 at Blaine, a son of the late Lincoln and Jane Hale Sparks. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gracie Barker Sparks; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Patrick of Springfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Lulu Smith, Mrs. Martha Meeks, Mrs. Minnie Moore and Mrs. Lucy Salyers, all of Portsmouth, four brothers, Thomas Sparks of Lucasville, OH, John Sparks of Baltimore, MD, Russell Sparks of Blaine and Virgil Sparks of Louisa and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

STAMBAUGH, Margaret (Dickerson)

1936-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Stambaugh, 44, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted July 28 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, Clifford. Mrs. Stambaugh died July 26, in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stambaugh was born April 25, 1936 at Red Jacket, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Belle Williamson of Paintsville and the late Lee Dickerson. Surviving, in addition to her mother are three daughter, Misses Aletha R., Christal and Charity D. Price, all of Louisa; five sons, Douglas E., Elvis L., James W. and Richard K. Stambaugh, all of Louisa, and Larry J. of Cleveland, OH; three sisters, Miss Fanny Dickerson and Mrs. Lillie Horton, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Mildred Holbrook of Chicago; six brothers, Larry and Douglas Dickerson, both of Paintsville, William Dickerson of Continental, OH, Amos Dickerson of Mentor Lake, OH, Bob Dickerson of Cleveland and James Dickerson of Indianapolis and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Roy

1908-1980

Funeral services for Roy Wellman, 71, of Fort Gay, were conducted July 8 in Big Hurricane Baptist Church by Dr. B. R. Lakin and Rev. Michael Carter. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Wellman died July 6, in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Wellman was born October 2, 1908 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Beemer Davis and Mary Catherine Roberts Wellman. He was a retired cashier at the Wayne County Bank of Wayne, WV and a member and deacon of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church at route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Lakin Wellman; two daughters, Mrs. Nell Spears and Mrs. Nancy Workman, both of Fort Gay; a foster daughter, Mrs. Mary Michael of South Point, OH; a son, Sam Wellman of Huntington; a brother, Wye Wellman of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 9, 1980

 

WHEELER, Samantha (Shortridge)

1903-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Samantha Wheeler, 77, of Ashland were  conducted July 29 in Ashland by the Rev. Howard Coop. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Wheeler died July 26 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Wheeler was born February 2, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Newton and Mae Dora Workman Shortridge. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and the WSCS. Surviving are her husband, Celsus C. Wheeler; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Simmerman of Ashland and Mrs.  Colleen Saundridge of Millwood, WV; a brother, Robert Shortridge of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Victoria Dillow of Ashland and Mrs. Mae Belle Wheeler of South Point and Mrs. Bonita Stanley of Lantana, FL; 7 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 30, 1980

 

WIREY, Marion

Funeral services for Marion Wirey, 62, Las Vegas, NV, an executive of Sahara Hotel, were conducted July 9 in Las Vegas. He was married to the former Maxine Ball of the Blaine area and was the brother in law of assistant county judge-executive Nile Ball. Mr. Wirey died in the Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. The Johnson County, IN native located in Las Vegas in 1946, after being stationed at Nellis Air Corps base during World War II attaining the rank of sergeant. He was employed with Sahara Hotel in 1963 when the resort opened its first Keno game. He was Keno shift boss for 16 years, and KENO assistant manager at Sahara at the time of his death. Prior to working for Sahara, he was employed at the Boulder Club and Harloe Club and Birdcage Casinos in Las Vegas. Additional survivors are a son, Bruce and daughter, Kay of Las Vegas, one sister and two brothers. Big Sandy News, July 16, 1980

 

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BELLOMY, Joseph

1890-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Joseph Bellomy, 89, of Buchanan, were conducted August 12, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery. Mr. Bellomy died August 9, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Bellomy was born October 25, 1890, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Samuel and Emiline Cross Bellomy. He was a life-long resident of that area, a member of the Tyree Methodist Church and was a retired employee of the Chessie System. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Humphrey Bellomy died in 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Mullins of Ashland; two sons, Joseph Raymond Bellomy of Buchanan and Arlie N. Bellomy of Grayson; a grandson whom he reared, Billy Joe Bellomy of Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Arvilla Moseman of Barboursville, WV; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1980

 

BLANKENSHIP, Thurman

1919-1980

Funeral services for Webbville native Thurman Blankenship, 61, Columbus, were conducted Monday August 18, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Blankenship died August 15 in Columbus following a sudden illness. Mr. Blankenship was born May 1, 1919, at Webbville, a son of the late Charlie and Eva Carpenter Blankenship. He was an employee of Ohio State University and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Evans Blankenship; his stepmother, Mrs. Thelma Hilton of Louisa; a son, Thurman Gale Blankenship of Columbus; and five sisters, Mrs. Marie Tice, Mrs. Aliza McKenzie, and Mrs. Loretta Michaels all of Columbus, Mrs. Roberta Morton of Marysville, OH and Mrs. Nola Triplett of Webbville. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1980

 

BRANHAM, Taylor

Funeral services for Taylor Branham, 83, of route 5, Louisa will be today at 2 p.m. at Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Mr. Branham died Sunday, August 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include five daughters, Ruth Dalton of Silver Grove, Betty Jo Kuhn of New Haven, CT, Mary Branham of Cincinnati, Mildred Dale Branham of Huntington and Billie Ann Horn of Louisa; a son, Edward Branham of Pikeville; a step daughter, Eunice Shevdock of Hazel and four step sons, Thomas Hatfield of Chesapeake, OH, Wallace Hatfield of Texas, Kermit Hatfield of California and Ed Hatfield of Florida. Burial will be in the Branham Cemetery, route 5, Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1980

 

BRYANT, James D.

1904-1980

Funeral services for James D. Bryant, 76, of Blaine will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was to be in the family cemetery. Mr. Bryant died August 17, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born November 13, 1904 in Johnson County, a son of the late William H. and Nancy E. Wheeler Bryant. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clista Greene Bryant and two sons, Raymond Bryant of Columbus and Lloyd R. Bryant of Cynthiana; and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1980 CORRECTION: Funeral services for James D. Bryant, 75, of Blaine, who died August 17 were conducted August 20 at the residence. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1980

 

BURGESS, Thomas A.

1907-1980

Funeral services for Thomas A. Burgess, 72, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 1, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Burgess was born September 18, 1907, at Louisa, a son of the late M. L. and Victoria Elam Burgess. He was a member of the Garred Chapel Methodist Church at route 1, Louisa and was retired Lawrence County farmer. Surviving are a brother, Dr. Frances E. Burgess of route 1, Louisa; and four sisters, Miss Julia Burgess of Louisville, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield of Ceredo, WV and Mrs. William A. Cheek and Mrs. Lee Ketzel, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1980

 

DAVIS, Emma (Clark)

1908-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Davis, 72, of Ulysses, were conducted August 2 in Buffalo United Baptist Church at Meally by Elder Arthur Preece. Burial was in Davis Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died July 29 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born Feb 8, 1908, in Johnson County, a daughter of Charlie and Vernie Akers Clark. Surviving are her husband, Frank Davis; a son, William Arthur Davis, Flatwoods; two daughters, Margaret Arrowood, Meally, and Bertha Franklin, Thealka; two sisters, Bertha P. Castle, Denver, CO, and Virginia Ruth Colvin, Andrew Air Force Base, MD; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 6, 1980

 

HARDIN, Lace

1908-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence countain Lace Hardin, 72, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday, August 25, at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Mr. Hardin died Saturday August 23. Mr. Hardin was born February 18, 1908 in Lawrence County, the son of the late Jerome S. and Annie Williamson Hardin. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joann Groves of Martinsburg, WV, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Lawson of Cannonsburg and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Mason Harrod, minister and burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1980

 

KIRK, Monnie Victoria (Wellman)

1913-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Victoria Kirk, 66, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted August 7, in the Smoky Valley Church, route 1, Louisa, by the Rev. Douglas Kelly. Burial was in Hay Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died August 5 at the residence. Mrs. Kirk was born October 18, 1913 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Florence Hay Wellman of route 1, Louisa and the late Millard Wellman. She was a member of the Smoky Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Wallace R. Kirk; a daughter, Mrs. Cora E. Paul, of Canal Winchester, OH; a son, William Hay of Canal Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Regina Roberts of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Ercel Hammond of Columbus; five brothers, Henry Wellman, of Columbus, Willard Wellman of Flatwoods, Milton E. Wellman of Jamestown, OH, Ray Wellman of New Salem, OH, and Millard B. Wellman of route 1, Louisa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 13, 1980

 

REED, Van B.

1905-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Van B. Reed, 78, of Louisville were conducted August 16 in Young Funeral Home by minister Cecil Hill. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Reed died August 13, in a Louisville hospital. Mr. Reed was born June 7,1 905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Georgie Allison Reed. He was a retired employee of Sears in Louisville. His wife, Mrs. Pauline Jarred Reed, died in 1978. Surviving are a son, Walter David Reed of Louisville; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Reed of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1980

 

RIFFE,  Edith (Workman)

1916-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Workman Riffe, 63, of Fallsburg, were conducted August 14 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Myrtle Chapel. Mrs. Riffe died August 11. Mrs. Riffe was born November 11. 1916, at Fallsburg, a daughter of Mrs. Kate Shortridge Workman of Plymouth, OH and the late Herman Workman. She was a member of the Fallsburg Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Wayne Alton Riffe; three daughters, Mrs. Swanna Salyers of Louisa, Mrs. Linda Fugitt of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Loucrecia Taylor of Plymouth; a brother, Charles Workman of Star Route, Louisa; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 20, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Edna

Funeral services for Edna Thompson, 64, of Radnor, WV, were conducted Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m. at Old Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Thompson died August 22 in St. Mary's Hospital. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Scaggins of South Carolina, Mrs. Lloyd Hundley of Louisa, Mrs. David Smith of Blaine, Mrs. David Phillips of Radnor and Mrs. Frank Noe of Sidney, OH; three sons, Ancel D. Thompson of Radnor, Elbert Thompson of Fort Gay and William Thompson of Flatwoods, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Hester Pinson of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Birdie Thompson of Radnor, WV and Mrs. Marie Perry of Kenova, WV; 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery and Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 27, 1980

 

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SEPTEMBER

DYER, Carl

1922-1980

Funeral services for Fallsburg native Carl (Red) Dyer, 58, of Paddle Creek, Catlettsburg, were conducted September 2 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with military rites in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Dyer died September 1, at the residence following an extended illness. Dyer was born May 16, 1922 at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Andy Dyer and Mrs. Hettie Tomlin Dyer of Catlettsburg. He was a loader operator at General Concrete Co. in Ashland, a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a son, Charles Dyer of Catlettsburg and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Lunsford of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1980

 

ESTEP, Dovie (Spencer)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Estep, 80, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted September 7, in the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Estep Cemetery. Mrs. Estep died September 5 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Estep was born December 2, 1899, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Elias and Inda Mae Laney Spencer. Her husband, William Estep died in April. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Saul of Route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Frank Smith of Marietta, O H; a son Shannon Wilton Estep of Centerburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Alva Reynolds of Fort Gay, WV; a brother Lewis Spencer of Route 3, Louisa; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1980

 

KELLY, Claire (Preston)

1906-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Claire Kelly, 73, of route 1, Louisa were conducted September 8, in Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes, the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and the Rev. Raleigh Blair. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kelly died September 6 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kelly was born September 29, 1906 in Gallup, a daughter of the late John G. and Susan Nevada Preston. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Russell Kelly died in 1979. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Mansfield of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Candace Kelley of Delaware, OH, two sons, Russell Kelly, Jr., of Bridgeport, WV and Douglas Kelly of route 1, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Ulysses and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1980

 

LESTER, Dovie (Dorton)

1893-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Rhoda Lester, 87, of Martha, were conducted Tuesday, September 9, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Lester died September 7, in the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Lester was born February 24, 1893 in Redbush, a daughter of the late William H. and Sarah Fletcher Dorton. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Sarah Lester at home and Mrs. C. V. Sturgill of Paintsville; a son, Elmo Lester of Blaine; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Hill of Blaine and Mrs. Maxie Coldiron of Hillsboro, OH; a brother, Okie Dorton of Mount Sterling, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1980

 

MCREYNOLDS, Lizzie (Hammond)

1892-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Hammond McReynolds, 88, of Clifford were conducted September 13, in the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church, at Clifford. Burial was in McReynolds Cemetery. Mrs. McReynolds died September 11 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. McReynolds was born April 28, 1892, in Martin County, a daughter of the late John and Naoma Chapman Hammond. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 72 years. Her husband, Elijah McReynolds died in 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Stanley of Williamson, WV, Mrs. Mildred Brown of Taylor, MI and Mrs. Mabel Brown of Dayton, OH: five sons, James McReynolds of Pikeville, Charley McReynolds of Melrose Park, IL, William McReynolds of Dayton, OH and Lige McReynolds and Lucian McReynolds, both of Clifford; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

PENNINGTON, Ona (Wells)

1913-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Pennington, 66, of Fort Gay, were conducted September 14 in the Fort Gay Church of God. Burial was in Doss Cemetery. Mrs. Pennington died September 11. Mrs. Pennington was born December 15, 1913, at Naugatuck, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Aritha Wells. She was a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Surviving are her husband, William Pennington; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Burchett and Mrs. Sandra Green, both of West Jefferson, OH; two sons, Don Hensley of Marion, OH and Scott Harris of Columbus; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

RATLIFF, Burns

1891-1980

Funeral services for Burns Ratliff, 89, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted September 21, in Mt. Olive United Baptist Church by Elders Elzie  Banks and Arthur Preece. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Ratliff died September 19 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Ratliff was born April 16, 1891 in Johnson County, a son of the late John and Sarah Ward Ratliff. He was a retied miner and railroad employee and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Preston Ratliff; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Vanhoose of West Van Lear; a son, Hobart Ratliff of route 2, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Mae Runyon of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Bascom Ratliff of route 3, Inez, and Ray Ratliff of West Van Lear; 7 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1980

 

RUNYON, Oscar Haven

1922-1980

Funeral services for Oscar Haven Runyon, 56, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted August 30, in the Richardson Chapel by ministers, Darrell Ratcliff and Lonnie Ratcliff. Burial was in Runyon Cemetery. Mr. Runyon died August 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Runyon was born March 15, 1922 at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Oscar and Mary Fitch Runyon. He was retired from the Ridgeway Fuel Co. and was a member of Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Fitch Runyon; seven daughters, Mrs. Geneva Meade, and Mrs. Orietha Akers, both of Ulysses, Mrs. Debbie Fitch and Mrs. Ruth Ann Mils, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Margaret Whitt of Inez, and Mrs. Rose Fisher and Mrs. Betty Boyd, both of Dearborn, MI; two sons, Willard Runyon of Redford, MI and Jim McKinnon of route 2, Louisa; a sister Miss Margie Runyon of route 2, Louisa; two brothers, Chester Runyon of Inez and Robert Runyon of route 2, Louisa; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 3, 1980

 

SHORT, Arnold B.

1916-1980

Funeral services for Arnold B. Short, 64, of Louisa were conducted September 4, in Mary Emily Church with burial in Short Cemetery. Mr. Short died September 1 at the residence. Mr. Short was born June 17, 1916 in Louisa, a son of the late Oscar and Bessie Hayes Short. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ina Rae Wiles of Frederickstown, OH: two sons, David Short and Tim Short of Columbus, OH; a brother, Raymond Short of Louisa, and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1980

 


SPILLMAN, Riley Goebel

1902-1980

Funeral services for Riley Goebel Spillman, 77, of Louisa were conducted Sunday, September 14, in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes and the Rev. Dave Bevins, Jr., Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Spillman died September 11 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Spillman was born October 5, 1902, at Twin Branch, a son of the late Arthur and Rutha Blankenship Spillman. He was a member of the Smith Chapel Church at route 5, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Harper Spillman; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Burchett and Mrs. Rhonda Hughes, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Shirley Thomas of Columbus; two step daughters, Mrs. Delores Williamson of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Ezzell of Aurora, CO; two step sons, Charles and William Dutton, both of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Vernon Akers and Mrs. Effie Spillman, both of Louisa; 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

STEVENS, John

1924-1980

Funeral services for John Stevens, 58, of Louisa, were conducted September 6 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stevens died September 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born August 24, 1922 at Louisa, the son of the late Joseph and Carrie Frazier Stevens. Surviving are his wife, Tora Griffith Stevens; seven sons, Merrill Stevens of Lorain, OH, and Sherrill, James D. and Bobby L. Stevens, all of Louisa, John L. and Jack A. Stevens, both of Catlettsburg and Timothy E. Stevens of Nippa; a daughter, Mrs. James Kitchen of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Doran Bishop of Sharples, WV; two brothers, Ira (Dock) Stevens of Louisa and Joseph Stevens, Jr. of Pittsburg and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 10, 1980

 

SURGENER, R. O.

1905-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native R. O. Surgener, 75, of Louisville, were conducted September 11 in Louisville. Graveside rites were September 12 in Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook conducted by the Rev. J. C. Harris. Mr. Surgener died September 9 in Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Surgener was born January 30, 1905 in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madelyn Holbrook Surgener; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Curse of Louisville and a sister Mrs. Prince Logan of Sterling, VA. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

TRIPLETT, Joyce Darlene

1980-1980

Graveside services for infant Joyce Darlene Triplett, daughter of Eugene and Carolyn Sue Mounts Triplett, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted September 18, in Blankenship Cemetery, route 2, Louisa, by the Rev. Fred Vanhorn. She died at birth September 17 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Miss Karla Triplett at home; a brother, Thomas Triplett, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Mounts of Fort Gay and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Triplett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 24, 1980

 

WARD, Matt, Jr.

1918-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Matt Ward, Jr. of Airway Heights, WA, were conducted September 11 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Arthur Preece, Mart Lemaster and Tom Preece. Burial was in Ward Cemetery. Mr. Ward died September 4 in Washington. Mr. Ward was a son of the late Matt and Sarah McGinnis Ward. He was a retired U. S. Air Force serviceman. surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Ward; four brothers, Ali, Hansford, and Alex Ward, all of route 2, Louisa and McKinley Ward of Portsmouth and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Sady of Paducah. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

WILSON, Garland Elliott

1909-1980

Funeral services for former Louisan Garland Elliott Wilson, 71, of Clintwood, VA were conducted September 11 in the United Methodist Church with burial there. He died September 8, in Holston Valley Community Hospital in Kingsport, TN. He was born in Tuttle, OK, August 1, 1909, the son of Marcella Elliott Wilson and Richard A. Wilson, Sr. After working for the Kentucky Department of Highways for 23 years and Army service during WWII, Mr. Wilson was a construction engineer with Baker Engineers, Inc. in Alaska. In 1946, he became a resident of Clintwood, VA where he was employed with Clinchfield Railroad Company and was active in civic and church affairs for many years before his illness. Mr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Heart Association and the Wesley Foundation of Clinch Valley College. He became a Kentucky Colonel in 1972. Having been in scouting as a youngster, he helped organize Troop No. 47 sponsored by the Clintwood United Methodist Church, served as local troop chairman, on district and council committees; District Chairman and was Lonesome Pine Council Delegate to the National Council Annual Meeting. In 1966 he received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest scouting honor given to an adult. The member of the Board of Directors of the Clintwood Kiwanis Club served on various committees and also supervised the construction and beginning operation of the Happy Valley Recreational Corporation swimming pool. As a member of the Clintwood United Methodist Church he was a choir member, Sunday School superintendent, chairman of various local committees, Lay Delegate to annual conference, local Lay Leader, and was chairman of the building committee when the church was rebuilt after a fire. He was on Holston Conference Board of Missions; was District Lay Leader of Big Stone Gap District and was on the District Planning Council. He was Registrar of the Southeast Virginia Laymen's Conference for several years and participated in the Lay Witness Movement, helping conduct numerous Lay Witness Missions to churches in the area. He was also Certified Lay Speaker.  Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Vonda Hughes Wilson; two sisters, Nola Chambers and Frances Moore; one brother, Richard Wilson all of Louisa; a daughter, Sue Heaberlin and two grandchildren. Doug and Julie. Big Sandy News, September 17, 1980

 

YOUNG, L. Byron

1907-1980

Funeral services for former Lawrence county coroner and 50 year funeral director L. Byron Young, 73, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Young, member of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association 50 years in 1980, and a member of the First Methodist Church, died Monday, September 1, at 10:45 p.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born May 1, 1907 at Cherokee, a son of Mrs. Emma Grubb Young of Louisa and the late Jim W. Young. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and Warsham College of Embalming, Chicago, IL. A 50 year member of KY, F. D. Association had received a 50 year Gold Certificate this year. He had served as President of Eastern KY. Funeral Directors Association and held offices with the State Funeral Association as a member of the Board. Locally, he served several years as Lawrence County Coroner. During WW II he assisted in the operations of Ground Observor Corp. He was active in securing the Lawrence County Fair Ground which later  was sold to Louisa Carpet Mills. In 1947, he established the  Young Funeral Home and was assisted by Leslie L. Wellman. He was chairman of the Committee which organized Fred M. Vinson Day, July 11, 1951, which honored the Chief Justice. Mr. Young had belonged to several civic and fraternal organizations but had resigned because of ill health. He also was co-founder of the Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emily W. Young, of Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Colvin of Pikeville; two sons, Major James Young of the U. S. Air Force of Germany and Laban E. Young of Louisa; one brother, Paul Young of Martinez, GA and 9 grandchildren. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Big Sandy News, September 3, 1980

 

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OCTOBER

ADAMS, James

1888-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native James Adams, 92, of Ashland were conducted October 23 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Buskirk. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Adams died October 20 in Oakmont Nursing Home in Flatwoods following an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born July 11, 1888 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Horne Adams. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Hayes Adams; two sons, Charles Adams of Ashland and Herschel Adams of Greenup County; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29,1980

 

BEVENS, Judge Wray

Funeral services for Charley native, Judge Wray Bevens, 73, of Piketon, OH, were conducted September 30 in the Grace United Methodist Church with burial in Beaver Union Cemetery at Piketon. Judge Bevens died September 27 in a Chillicothe, OH hospital. The retired jurist of Pike County Common Pleas Court was recently called to serve as common pleas judge in Hamilton County, He was the son of ex-Lawrence Countians, the late William and Martha Ann Chandler of Waverly. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cole Bevens, to whom he married in 1945; three sons, Wray Bevens, II, of New York City, Gordon E. Bevens, William Wray Bevens, both of Lake White, OH; a sister, Effie Cole of Lynchburg, OH; four brothers, and a sister preceded him in death.

 

Mr. Bevens attended the Georges Creek Elementary School until 1921; Beaver, OH High School to 1925; Ohio State University, 1925-1929; OSU College of Law, L.L.B. Degree, 1932 and Juris Doctor Degree 1970. He taught school at Beaver from 1926-1928; was executive secretary to Martin L. Davey, Governor of Ohio, 1937-1938; Chief Division of Ohio Aid for Aged, September 1938-April 1939. He enlisted in the U. S. Army, June 5, 1942. Military honors include Battle Star, Papican Campaign, New Guinea, Presidential Unit Citation, landing at Hollandia, May 1944, Dutch, New Guinea. He retired in June 1967 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Bevens was elected prosecuting attorney for Pike County in November 1948; State Representative, November 1960 serving three terms; Judge of Probate and Juvenile Courts in November of 1966.

 

The judge was a member of the Orient Lodge, F & AM 311, Waverly, OH, Waverly Chapter Order of Eastern Star (Worthy Patron for three terms), Lansing Lodge No. 365 I.O.O.F., Waverly, OH (Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge, OH); Rebekah Lodge, Waverly, OH, Scioto Valley Consistory, Scottish Rite, Masons; Ohio State Probate, National Council Ohio State Bar Association, Juvenile Court Judges' Association National Council, Reserve Officers Association, Retired Officers Association; and Son of American Revolutionary War Society (Son of Liberty) Big Sandy News, October 8, 1980

 

BOWLING, Jack

1902-1980

Funeral services for Blaine native Jack Bowling, 77, of Westwood, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. (Wednesday) October 8, in Hoods Creek Falls United Baptist Church, with burial in Bowling Cemetery. Mr. Bowling died at 7:30 a.m. October 6 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bowling was born December 3, 1902, at Blaine, a son of the late John E. and Ethel Short Bowling. He was a retired crane operator at Armco, Inc. in the shipping department, was a member of the Armco Veteran Club and of the Hoods Creek Falls United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Evans Bowling, a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Blevins of Westwood; a brother, Shade Bowling of Ashland, a grandchild; and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1980

 

CALDWELL, Lute

1899-1980

Funeral services for former Gate City merchant Lute Caldwell, 81, of Ashland were conducted September 21 in the Hyland Heights Baptist Church by the Rev. W. K. Wood, Rev. Audrey Lester and Rev. Rodney Hale. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died September 18, at the residence. Mr. Caldwell was born August 22, 1899, a son of the late P. E. and Myrtle Dixon Caldwell. He once managed Feeder's Supply of Ashland and was former owner of Caldwell's Market in Catlettsburg. He was a member and deacon of Hyland Heights Baptist Church and music director for 35 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Lambert Caldwell; four sons, Edgar and Lute Caldwell, Jr., of Catlettsburg, Donald Caldwell of Ashland and Vernon Caldwell of Lake Shore, IL; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Helen) Shivel of Ashland, and Mrs. Ralph (Sally) McDowell of Louisa; two brothers, Rev. Bert Caldwell of Lincoln Park, MI and John Caldwell of Catlettsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Glen Shivel of Lincoln Park, Mrs. J. B. Damron of Louisa, Mrs. Ellis Wiley of Allen Park, MI and Mrs. Cletus Wiley of Indianapolis; 28 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Another son, Billy Caldwell, noted music composer and president of Gate City Music Corp., died in 1977. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1980

 

DANIELS, Pearl (Price)

1891-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Pearl Daniels, 89, Cannonsburg, were conducted Monday, September 29 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Edgar Burnem. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels died September 27 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Daniels was born Feb. 17, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Cleve and Nancy VanHoose Price.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Richardson, KY. Surviving are a son, Russell Daniels of Urbana, OH; five daughters, Mrs. Beulah Childers, Mrs. Virginia VanHoose, Mrs. Frances VanHoose and Mrs. Ruth McHenry, all of Ashland, and Mrs. Nancy Ross of Catlettsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1980

 

HAMMOND, Thomas J.

1897-1980

Funeral services for Thomas J. Hammond, 83, Canton, CT, who died September 25 were conducted September 27 in the Hangen-Ahern Funeral Home, Unionville, CT. Burial was in the cemetery at Collinsville, CT. Mr. Hammond was born October 28, 1897 in Louisa, a son of the late Elijah F. and Thursa Branham Hammond. He was retired from General Motors with 50 years service. He was a member of the Congregational Church and a U. S. Army Veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fahrson, Ashland and Mrs. Nancy Hill, Orange, VA and a brother, James W. Hammond, Ashland, Big Sandy News, October 1, 1980

 

JORDAN, Carl Wayne

1922-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Carl Wayne Jordan, 58, of Urbana, OH, were conducted September 27 in the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery. The former Columbus resident died September 24 in Urbana. Mr. Jordan was born July 4, 1922 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Green and Corda Kitchen Jordan. He was a retired disabled veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Reeves Jordan, a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Whitley of Ashland; two sons, Michael Jordan of Ashland and Mark D. Jordan of Monticello; four sisters, Mrs. Emily Queen and Mrs. Nolda Burke and Mrs. Cosby Hatfield all of Ashland and Mrs. Analee Jude of Columbus; three brothers, Calvin Jordan of Grayson, Woodrow Jordan of Columbus and Green Jordan, Jr., of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 1, 1980

 

MARCUM, Sarah Inez (See)

1888-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Sarah Inez See Marcum, 91, Huntington, were conducted October 1, in Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, by the Rev. James L. Brady. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Marcum died September 28 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Marcum was born November 8, 1888, at Louisa, a daughter of the late David and Hannah Wilson See. She was a resident of Huntington for 57 years. Her husband, John H. Marcum, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hannah Keeler, of Palm Springs, CA, Mrs. St. Clair Smith of Monterey, CA, and Mrs. Florence Cox and Mrs. Ruth Keeler, both of Huntington, a son, Clyde Marcum of Nitro, WV, a sister, Mrs. Clair Peck of Chesire, OH, a brother, Jerry See of Mansfield, OH; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1980

 

MEADE, Daniel Boone

1924-1980

Funeral services for Daniel Boone Meade, 56, Louisa, were conducted October 26, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Meade Cemetery, Staffordsville. Mr. Meade died October 24, in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Meade was born April 10, 1924 in Johnson County, a son of the late Rhodes C. and Mollie Williams Meade. He was a maintenance employee at the Lawrence County Courthouse and veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paris Blankenship of Bellefonte and Mrs. Lula Nelson of Van Lear; and two brothers, John C. Meade of Louisa and Eddie C. Meade of Sheffield, FL. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1980

 

MEEKS, Geneva (Miller)

1892-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Miller Meeks, 89, of Whitehouse were conducted at Richardson Chapel by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. Meeks died October 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Meeks was born June 28, 1892 in Martin County, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Dollarhand Miller. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Boyd of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Louise Bowling of Pennsylvania; three sons, Millard and Ballard Meeks, both of route 2, Louisa and Elvie Meeks of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1980

 

PERRY, Blanche (Preston)

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Perry, 77, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted October 28 in Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, by the Rev. Nolan Queen, the Rev. Webb Ferguson and the Rev. Crit Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Perry died October 25 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Perry was born October 20, 1903 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Nina Crum Preston. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Echo Baptist Church, and was a retired teacher. Her husband, J. H. "Jim" Perry died in 1979. Surviving are a son, Dallas Perry of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Turner of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Sammons of Cincinnati, Mrs. Vicy Saulton of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Sibbie Curnutte of Phoenix, AZ, four brothers, Cullie and W. T. Preston, both of Kenova, Glenn Preston of Alloy, WV and Arthur Preston of Dunlow, WV and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1980

 

PERRY, Rex

1910-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence native Rex Perry, 69, of route 5, Ashland, were conducted October 19 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Perry died October 16 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Perry was born November 19, 1910 at Route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Oak and Rachel Marcum Perry. He was a retired concrete finisher and coal miner and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez Baldridge Perry; four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Kirkendall of Wauseon, OH, Mrs. Patricia Cathoart of Live Oak, FL, Mrs. Virginia Preston of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Maxie Robertson of Fort Gay; two sons, Nick Perry of Catlettsburg, and Thomas h. Perry of Jasper, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Allen and Mrs. Lindsey Bell, both of route 1, Webbville; two brothers, Sam Perry of Denton and Oscar Perry of Louisa; 17 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1980

 

POWELL, Calvin J.

1873-1980

Funeral services for Calvin J. Powell, III, Monroe, NY, grandson of Mrs. Sue Matney of Louisa, were conducted Monday, October 20 in Monroe with burial in Levisay cemetery at Fort Gay. The youngster died October 16 in a fire at the residence. He was born May 23, 1973 in Toledo, OH, a son of Calvin J. and Jane Matney Powell, Jr., of Monroe. Additional survivors are four brothers, Bradley, Michael, Kareem and Walter Powell, at home; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Powell at home and Miss Joanna Powell of Detroit; the paternal grandfather, Calvin Powell, sr., of Hampton, VA. Big Sandy News, October 22, 1980

 

RUSSELL, Charles

1909-1980

Funeral services were to be October 29 in Ashland for President of Kentucky Farmers Bank in Catlettsburg, Charles Mead Russell, 71, of Ashland. He died October 25 at the residence. Mr. Russell was born October 4, 1909 in Ashland, a son of the late Charles and Phoebe Northup Russell. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Ford Russell; a daughter, Mrs. Marianna R. Love of Pasadena, CA; two sons, Charles M. Russell, Jr. of Ashland and William G. Russell of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. L. G. Brisbin, Sr., of Huntington and Mrs. E. W. Sexton of Delray Beach, FL and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1980

 

TAYLOR, Ruth (Jordan)

1910-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Taylor, 70, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, October 14 in Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Norman Salyers. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died October 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Taylor was born February 16, 1910 at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of Hiram and Dolly Adkins Jordan. She was a retired school teacher, a member of the United Methodist Church and former manager of the 5 & 10 Cent store in Catlettsburg. Surviving are her husband, Grant Taylor; a son, Jack Taylor of Norwalk, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Berger of Chesapeake and Mrs. Mildred Carey of Kenova; three brothers, Glenn Jordan of Inez, Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV and Leon Jordan of Garden Grove, CA and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Marie (Rigsby)

1907-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Thompson, 72, of route 1, Webbville were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, in Brammer Gap Methodist Church by ministers David Wilcox and Bob Waggoner. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Monday, October 13, at the residence. Mrs. Thompson was born December 25, 1907 in Lawrence County a daughter of the late Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. She was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church at Martha and of the Grayson Chapter 10 Order of the Eastern star. Her husband, Hobert Thompson died in 1969. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Kitchen of Hopewell, VA, Mrs. Robert Kaminsky of Elyria, OH and Mrs. Willie Bush of Webbville; a son, L. Joe Thompson of Mansfield, TX; three brothers, Curt and John Rigsby, both of Keaton, and Hobert Rigsby of Martha; a half brother, Jackie Rigsby of Keaton; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Kelley of Keaton and Mrs. Audrey Davidson of Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 15, 1980

 

WEBB, Earl D.

1911-1980

Funeral services for Earl D. Webb, 69, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted October 25 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Mark Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Webb died October 21, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Webb was born June 24, 1911,a son of the late Pearlie Webb and Lilly Sexton Webb of Louisa. He was a retired steelworker with Martin Steel. Surviving are his wife, Betsy Robertson Webb, five daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Duncan of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Helen Marie Frazier, Mrs. Katherine Doss, Mrs. Rebecca Hardwick, and Mrs. Lillian Hunley, all of Fort Gay; two sons, Dewey Lee Webb of Fort Gay and Elmer Ray Webb of Crum, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Crabtree of Louisa, Mrs. Margaretta Roberts of Fort Gay, Mrs. Lelia Stamper of California and Mrs. Edna Porter of Radnor, WV; four brothers, Burgess Webb of Fort Gay, Ira Webb of Romney, WV and Pearlie Webb, Jr., and Harlan W. Webb, both of Mansfield, OH; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 29, 1980

 

WHEELER, Joe

1902-1980

Funeral services for Blaine native Joe Wheeler, 78, of route 5, Ashland were conducted October 14 in Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. J. L. Hollingsworth and Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wheeler died October 11 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Wheeler was born March 9, 1902 in Blaine, a son of the late Columbus C. and Willie Cyrus Wheeler. He was a retired steel worker from Armco , Inc. and also a retired lumber dealer from Wheeler Lumber Co. Mr. Wheeler was a member of the Armco Veterans Club and Rush Lodge 715 F & AM. He attended the Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Moore Wheeler, two sons, Ottie Wheeler and Billy Joe Wheeler, both of Ashland; two step sons, Howard W. Moore of Ashland and Michael Moore of Paintsville, a daughter, Mrs. Doris Hosefield of Nashville; two step daughters, Mrs. Jim Hughes of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Roseann Kirk of Ashland, a brother, C. C. Wheeler, Jr., of Blaine; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Thompson of Freeburn and Mrs. Nola Abrams of Ashland; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 5, 1980

 

YOUNG, Emma (Grubb)

1884-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma G. Young, 96, Louisa, were to be Wednesday, October 8 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Young died October 5, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Her husband, J. W. Young died in 1949. Mrs. Young was born January 10, 1884 at Blaine a daughter of the late Scott Grubb and Hester Haws. Mrs. Young was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa. Survivors include one son, Paul Young of Martinez, GA; one sister, Mrs. Julia Burton of Louisa; three grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 8, 1980

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NOVEMBER

BALL, Milton

Funeral services for Milton Ball of Columbus were conducted October 27 in Rutherford Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The retired Columbus Transit Co. employee died October 24 in Methodist Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Mary Opal Ball; one son, Charles Ball; one daughter, Mrs. Herman Crum, all of Columbus; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Ralph R. Rickley Lodge 670 F & AM. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

BELCHER, Elsie (Tomblin)

1906-1980

Funeral services for Elsie Belcher, 73, of Huntington, mother of Arvil D. Maynard of Fort Gay were conducted November 2 in the Baptist Church at Lavalette by the Rev. Randolph Salmons and the Rev. Wayne Salmons. Burial was in Saul Perry Cemetery, McComas Creek, WV. Mrs. Belcher died October 31, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Born December 27, 1906 in Wayne County, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Cassie Maynard Tomblin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Belcher. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 51 years. Additional survivors include five daughters, Pauline Salmons, Virginia Beach, VA, Alice Faye McManus, Xenia, OH, Bernice Lusk, Columbus, OH, Melda Belcher, Richmond, VA, Thresia Ray, Huntington, WV, two other sons, John E. Belcher, Huntington, Lawrence Belcher, Ballard, WV, three step daughters, four step sons, three sisters, Melda Dempsey, Rhoda Trimble, both of Huntington and Victoria Marcum of Willowood, OH, 29 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

BLANTON, Michael

1961-1980

Funeral services for Michael Blanton, 19, of Blaine were conducted November 12, at the Oil Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Win. Mr. Blanton died November 10 at the residence. Mr. Blanton was born August 20, 1961 in Columbus, a son of Jim and Mae Colvin Blanton of Blaine. He was a Navy veteran and assistant manager of the Bonanza Steak House. Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Faye McGee of Ohio, Mrs. Phyllis Gamble of Blaine and Mrs. Joan Hill of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1980

 

BOGGS, Jimmie

1939-1980

Funeral services for Jimmie Boggs, 41, route 1, Webbville, were conducted October 30 in Smith Branch Chapel Church by the Rev. John Burge. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died October 27, in King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland. Mr. Boggs was born June 6, 1939, at Blaine, a son of Mrs. Nola Sparks Boggs, no address listed and the late Herman Boggs. He was a pipe fitter with Ashland Oil, Inc. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mathel Hicks Boggs; a son, Michael Boggs at home; a foster son, Jeffrey Todd  Hicks at home; and a brother, Ishmael Boggs of Blaine. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1980

 

BONE, John W.

Funeral services for former Ulysses resident John W. bone of Boothyn, PA, who died October 20 were conducted by Rev. Howard George, with burial in the family cemetery at Chester. Survivors include his wife, Connie Davis Bone; one daughter, Helen Hope; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of Pennsylvania. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1980

 

DIAMOND, Mae (Young)

1904-1980

Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Mae Diamond, 76, of Columbus, were conducted November 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died November 14. Mrs. Diamond was born May 2, 1904 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Zarah Roberts Young. Her husband, Lee Diamond died in 1968. Surviving are a son, Clyde Diamond; three sisters, Mrs. Molly Diamond of Louisa, Mrs. Opal Boyd of Florida and Mrs. Luella Butler of Ashland; a brother, Henry Young of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1980

 

DILLON, Mintie (Waller)

Funeral services for Clifford native Mrs. Mintie Dillon, 81, of Waverly, OH, were conducted November 24 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Copley Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mrs. Dillon died November 21, in Waverly following an extended illness. Mrs. Dillon was born in Clifford, a daughter of the late Lee and Rennie Bowens Waller. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Evans of Waverly and Mrs. Pauline Dillon of Prichard, WV, a son, Homer Chaffin of Columbus; two brothers, Charles and Bert Waller, both of Fort Gay, WV, 17 grandchildren;35 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1980

 

EDWARDS, Johnnie

1943-1980

Funeral services for former Blaine resident Johnnie Edwards, 37, of Lima, OH, were conducted November 3, at the Edwards family cemetery. Mr. Edwards died October 31, in Lima. Mr. Edwards was born March 11, 1943, a son of Maye Robertson Edwards and the late Morton Edwards of Blaine. He was a line foreman for the United Telephone Company in Lima and a member of the Allen County Horseman Association, the United Trotters Association, the Lima Driving Club and the Communication Workers of America Local 4470. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Sparks Edwards; two daughters, Carolyn Hill Edwards at home, Mrs. Roger Lucina Hall of Utica, OH, one brother, Lonnie Edwards of Toledo, OH; seven sisters, Mrs. Jinnie Walker of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Sarah McDowell and Mrs. Linda Collier, both of Blaine, Mrs. Rosalee Rigsby of Martha, Mrs.  Karen Sue Salyers of Stephen, KY and Mrs. Carrie Alice and Mrs. Sharon Kay Salyers, both of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1980

 

FITZPATRICK, Jerry

1885-1980

Funeral services for Jerry Fitzpatrick, 95, route 2, Louisa, were conducted November 5 at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Borders in Louisa. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mr. Fitzpatrick retired coal miner and farmer died November 3 at the residence of Mrs. Borders. He was the widower of Bernice Vanhoose Fitzpatrick. Additional survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Wanda Boyd and Frances Boyd both of route 2, Louisa, Elimine Boyd of Columbus, OH and Helen Blankenship of route 3, Louisa, and three sons, Jerry Lee Fitzpatrick of route 2, Louisa, Willie Fitzpatrick of Green Springs, OH, and Loyal Fitzpatrick of Columbus. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

MARTIN, Hattie (Allen)

1884-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Martin, 96, of Ashland, mother of W. F. Martin of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, November 11 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. B. D. Nisbet. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mrs. Martin died November 8 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Martin was born February 19, 1884 in Knott County, a daughter of the late F. P. and Mary Jane Greer Allen. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, David Martin, died in 1977. Additional survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Bowman of McKee and Mrs. Walter Kouns of Ashland; three brothers, Robert Allen of Ashland, Hobart Allen of Prestonsburg, and Chester Allen of Leesburg, FL; six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

MAY, Walter Benjamin

1980-1980

Funeral services for infant Walter Benjamin May, 3 1/2 month old son of Willard and Junelle Preston May, route 2 Louisa, were conducted Sunday, November 9, in Richmond Primitive Baptist Church by minister Darrell Ratcliff. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. The youngster died November 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Additional survivors are four brothers, Richard Allen, Steve Ray, Matthew Douglas and Willard Curtis May, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Laney of route 2, Louisa and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Zummer of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

MCGLOTHLIN, Myrtle (Handley)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Myrtle McGlothlin, 81 of Waverly, OH, were conducted November 24 in Waverly by the Rev. H. Douglas Shriner. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. McGlothlin died November21, at the residence of George T. McGlothlin in Hurricane, WV. Mrs. McGlothlin was born March 2, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George Washington and Frances Katherine Lockwood Handley. She was a retired employee of the state of Ohio, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Waverly, a member of the Pike County, OH Guild and of the W. S. C. S. Surviving are another son, Jack Handley McGlothlin of Torrance, CA, two sisters, Mrs. Madge E. Banfield of Owensboro and Mrs. Monnie M. Compton of Edwardsville, IL, four grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 26, 1980

 

MOORE, Georgia (Stewart)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Georgia Moore, 81 of route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted at 10 a.m. November 12 in Rockdale Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Hager French, the Rev. Leon Prater and the Rev. Gillum Harris. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died November 9 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Moore was born February 20, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late McClelland and Belle Estep Stewart. Her husband, Isaac Moore, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ella Moore Sexton of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Charles Terry of Mesa, AZ; six sons, Forest, James, and Isaac Moore, Jr., all of route 1, Catlettsburg, the Rev. Arthur Moore of route 7, Ashland, and Ralph Moore of route 2, Ashland, and Fred Moore of Ashland; two brothers, Fuller Stewart of Catlettsburg and Lonnie Stewart of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Anna Salyers of Ashland; 42 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

OSBORNE, Pansy

1891-1980

Funeral services for Miss Pansy Osborne, 89, Blaine, were conducted November 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Osborne died November 5. Miss Osborne was born August 2, 1891, at Blaine, a daughter of the late John Sherman and Addie Swetnam Osborne. She was a member of the Blaine Christian Church and the Blaine Chapter 202 Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a sister Mrs. C. M. Gambell of Rochester, MA; two nephews and a niece. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

PENNINGTON, Richard

1915-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Richard Pennington, 65, Midland, MI, were conducted November 14, with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pennington died November 11 in Midland. Mr. Pennington was born April 9, 1915, at Louisa, a son of the late Watt and Nora Ferrell Pennington. He was a retired steelworker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Compton Pennington; a son, Charles Richard Pennington of Corbin; a sister, Mrs. Eileen Compton of Louisa; four brothers, Arnold and Donald Pennington both of route 3, Louisa, Roy Pennington of Midland, and Ray Pennington of East Liverpool, OH and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1980

 

ROBERTS, Elwood

Graveside military services for lst Sgt. Elwood Roberts, 61, of Juniper, GA, whose wife, Ethel Roberts, is a Fort Gay native were conducted November 1, in Fort Benning, GA. He died October 31 a the residence. Sgt. Roberts was born in United, WV, the son of Stella Carter Roberts of New Boston, OH and the late Marion Roberts. The veteran of World War II and Korean War was a member of the Fort Benning Masonic Lodge #579 and a civil service employee with the Fort Benning Post Engineers Plumbing Section for 12 years. Additional survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Martin, Columbus, GA, one son, Senior Master Sergeant Kenneth E. Roberts, Norton A. F. B., CA; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Woodrum, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Gypsie Vipperman, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Anna Belle Duncan, Middletown, OH, four brothers, Ollie Roberts, Louisa, James H. Roberts, New Boston, OH, Arlie Roberts, Rittman, OH, Henry Edward Roberts, Portsmouth, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

THOMPSON, Lelia

1887-1980

Funeral services for Miss Lelia Thompson, 93, of Fort Gay were conducted November 13 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Crabtree Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Miss Thompson died November 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Miss Thompson was born July 6, 1887, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late William and Lou Frasher Thompson. She resided with Lucy Belle Loar and was a life long member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1980

 

WARD, Mary Alice (Ramey)

1892-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Ward, 88 of Blaine, were conducted November 6 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Buell Ball. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ward died November 3 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Ward was born January 23, 1892, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Perry and Amanda Jane Griffith Ramey.. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Sheridan Ward, died in 1963. Surviving are three sons, Glennis Ward of Wheelersburg, OH, and Kermit and Ford Ward, both of Ashland, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 12, 1980

 

WELLMAN, Mary (Salyers)

1896-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wellman, 84, of Louisa, were conducted November 1 in Young Funeral Home by Ellis Hamilton and O. I. Williams ministers. Mrs. Wellman died October 30. Mrs. Wellman was born May 19, 1896 at Flat Gap, a daughter of the late Milt and Florence Fannin Salyers. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Dennis Wellman, died in 1934. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Samanthia Sands of Louisa and Mrs. Florence Wright of Georgetown; a son, Ava Wellman of Walton; two brothers, Sanford H. Salyers of Ashland and Virgil Salyers of Piketon, OH; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1980

 

WILKS, George C. (Bishop)

Funeral services for Mrs. George C. Wilks, 62, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted November 17 in Webb Chapel by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery. Mrs. Wilks died November 14, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wilks was the daughter of the late Georg Custer and Mary Crabtree Bishop. Surviving are her husband, Dan Wilks, 6 daughters, Mrs. Behel Sanson, Mrs. Virginia Perry, and Mrs. Doris Fridley, all of Columbus, Mrs. Lillian Beach of Indiana, Mrs. Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Rush; seven sons, Paul and James Wilks, both of Columbus, Herbert, Clayton, Phillip, Leslie and Harvey Wilks, all of route 1, Webbville; 33 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 19, 1980

 

WILLIAMS, Lloyd Clinton

1920-1980

Funeral services for Lloyd Clinton Williams, 60, of Martha, were conducted November 2 in the Old Paint Church in Crockett by the Rev. Robie Ferguson and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Williams died October 30 at the residence. Mr. Williams was born June 20, 1920 in Johnson County, a son of the late Edward C. Williams and Dicie Ann Lyons Williams. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Monnie Skaggs Williams; four sons, Edward C. Williams of Knoxville, TN, Rocky Williams, Lloyd C. Williams, Jr., and Billy Ray Williams, all at home; five daughters, Mrs. Diana Brooks of Columbus, Mrs. Della Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Evelyn Mullins, Miss Theresa Williams and Miss Lola Williams, all at home; four brothers, Russell Williams of Paintsville, Ora Williams and Lonnie Williams, both of Crockett, and Fitch Williams of Columbus; a half brother, Cam Maxwell; two sisters, Esta Hill of Crockett and Miss Nellie Williams. Big Sandy News, November 5, 1980

 

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ADAMS, Larry E.

1960-1980

Funeral services for Larry E. Adams, 20, Ulysses, were conducted Saturday, December 27, at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Church of God, Point Section. Mr. Adams was found in his car early Wednesday morning (December 24) with the motor still running, cause of death is undetermined. Mr. Adams was born August 27, 1960 in Lawrence County, the son of Tom and Joyce Simpson Adams. He was a 1978 graduate of Lawrence County High School and a veteran of the United States Army. At the time of his death he was employed by Maloneys of Paintsville. Additional survivors are two sisters, Ms. Debbie Adams of Ulysses and Miss Vicki Adams at home; two brothers, Walter T. Adams, Jr., Ulysses and Lindsey Bruce Adams, at home, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Simpson, Ulysses. Rev. John Simms officiated at the funeral with burial in the Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Charles Simpson, Harold Simpson, Neil Simpson, Jr., Doug Adams, Jackie Adams, Jerry Adams and six honorary pallbearers. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

ADKINS, Ernest, Sr.

1920-1980

Funeral services for Ernest Adkins, Sr., 60 of Louisa, were conducted December 19, in Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Mr. Adkins died December 16. Mr. Adkins was born May 9, 1920 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Andrew and Rachel Marcum Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola Carroll Adkins; six daughters, Mrs. Ronald Cook and Mrs. James R. Reinagle, both of Kokomo, IN, Mrs. James E. Workman and Mrs. Charles Workman, both of Michigan, Mrs. Arnold Kitchen of route 4, Louisa, and Miss Tommie Lynn Adkins, at home; a son, Ernest Adkins, Jr. of Flatwoods; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Coffee and Mrs. Conrad Hooper, both of Kokomo, IN, and Mrs. Lewis Wright of Cannonsburg; two brothers, W. N. Adkins of Route 3, Louisa and James Adkins of Columbus and nine grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

AKERS, Arthur

Funeral services for Arthur Akers, 69, of Prichard, WV, were conducted November 28 in Young Funeral Home by minister, Pete Robinette. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Long Branch. Mr. Akers died November 25, at the residence. Mr. Akers was born in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late William David and Rebecca Bartram Akers. He was a retied employee of the Union Cement Co at Ceredo, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mayme Noble Akers; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Henderson of South Point, OH; one son, Merle Akers of Springfield, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Ray Hooser of Portsmouth, Mrs. Edith Hershey of South Point, Mrs. Edward Frasher of Gallipolis, OH, and Mrs. Mae Akers of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. John Wellman of Midway, OH; a brother, Lawrence Akers of Gallipolis and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3,1980

 

ARRINGTON, Jettie (Moore)

1919-1980

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Jettie Arrington, 61, of Columbus, were conducted December 18 in the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Arrington died December 14, in Chillicothe, OH. Mrs. Arrington was born October 29, 1919, at Adams, a daughter of the  late John and Sula Moore. Surviving are her husband, Walter Arrington; a son, Lee Arrington of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ray of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Moore Wheeler of Westwood and Mrs. Mildred Dennison of Columbus;  a brother, Forest Moore of Circleville, OH; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

BARTRAM, Jarvis Brenton

1920-1980

Funeral services for Jarvis Brenton Bartram, 60, of Fort Gay, were conducted December 28, in the Open Bible Tabernacle by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. He was born August 3, 1920 at Fort Gay, a son of Frank Dewey Bartram and Fontella Williamson Bartram. He was a roadmaster and foreman for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The World War II Veteran was a member of the VFW and Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Foster Bartram (to whom he was married 40 years), two daughters, Mrs. Thursie Carolyn Wellman of Louisa and Mrs. Brenda Joyce Short of Columbus, OH; one son, Gerard Brenton Bartram of Louisa; two grandchildren and nine step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

COLLINS, Glen

1931-1980

Funeral services for ex-Louisa resident Glen Collins, 49, of Columbus, were conducted December 21 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James L. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Collins died December 19, in Dayton Veterans' Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Collins was born April 16, 1931 in Floyd County. He was the son of Elizabeth Fraley Collins and the late Rush Collins. Mr. Collins was a salesman for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Surviving are two brothers, Phillip Collins and Robert Collins, both of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Gloria Fannin of Columbus. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980 (CORRECTION: In an obituary in last week's paper as to the December 21 funeral services of Glen Collins, he is also survived by his father Rush Collins, who is not deceased. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980)

 

CRANK, Bertha Mae (Wilson)

1895-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Bertha Mae Crank, 85, of Catlettsburg, were to be conducted December 3 at 1 p.m. in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home with burial in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Crank died November 30 in Auburn Hospital, Auburn, IN, following a brief illness. Mrs. Crank was born September 12, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Shade and Mary Wilson. She was visiting with a daughter, Mrs. John Price of Auburn. Her husband, John Crank died in 1938. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Jack Spence of Bryan, OH and Mrs. Chola Perkins of Montpelier, OH; two sons, Sullivan Crank of Piqua, OH and Hubert Crank of Catlettsburg, 32 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1980

 

DAVIS, Frank

1904-1980

Funeral services for Frank Davis, 76, of Ulysses, were conducted December 4 in Buffalo United Baptist Church at Meally by Elders Jarrett Cordle, Arthur Preece and Elzie Banks. Burial was in Davis Branch Cemetery. He died December 1. Mr. Davis was born Sep 28, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Lon and Rosella Webb Davis. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Emma Clark Davis, preceded him in death July 29, 1980. Surviving are a son, William Arthur Davis, Flatwoods; two daughters, Margaret Arrowood, Meally and Bertha Franklin, Thealka; one brother, Lon C. Davis, West Van Lear; three sisters, Elizabeth Webb and Laura Mollett, Van Lear, and Ella Cranford, NC; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, December 10, 1980

 

FERGUSON, Blanche (Frazier)

1900-1980

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Blanche Frazier Ferguson, 80, of Wayne, were conducted December 10 in the Wayne Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Lacy and Dr. T. P. Wentworth. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born January 26, 1900 in Fort Gay, WV a daughter of the late Dan and Louary Wilson Frazier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tolbert Ferguson. Survivors include one son, Dan Ferguson of Kenova, three granddaughters, Lee Ann, Mary Glenn and Melinda Ferguson, all at home; one brother, Vernon Frazier of Hurricane, WV and three sisters, Mrs. Roba Matthews, Miss Auneca Frazier and Miss Lois Frazier, all of Huntington. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1980

 

FITCH, James W.

1913-1980

Funeral services for James W. Fitch, 67, of Richardson, were conducted Sunday, December 21, in Logan, WV with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery there. Mr. Fitch, formerly of Switzer, WV, died December 18 near the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Fitch was born July 3, 1913 at Richardson, a son of the late Charlie and Belle Osborne Fitch. He was a retired miner with Pittsburgh Steel for 25 years at Logan, WV and was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church of Chauncy, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Vanhoose Fitch, three daughters, Mrs. Jack Bartram of Gilbert, WV, Mrs. Donald Hall of Huntingtown, MD and Mrs. Sid Gullett of Logan; five sons, James R. Fitch of Gilbert, Willis L., Joe E. and H. Steven Fitch all of Switzer and Donald R. Fitch of Holden, WV; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Vanhoose of Urbana, OH; a brother, Bennie C. Fitch of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

FOX, Niza (Fitzpatrick)

1892-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Niza Fox, 88 of Monroe, MI, were conducted December 13 in the Earle Little Funeral Home, Monroe, by pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church the Rev. Jimmie D. Walker. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock. Mrs. Fox died December 10 in Mercy Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Fox was born February 13, 1892, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Strother and Sarah Sammons Fitzpatrick. She married Samuel Fox on February 12, 1910. He died in 1929. Survivors include seven sons, Fred C. Fox, Erby R. Fox, Samuel J. Fox, and Robert L. Fox, all of Monroe, MI, and George M. Fox, Rockwood, MI, Paul H. Fox, Carleton, MI, one daughter, Inez Hicks, Hamlin, WV; 31 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Daisy, and son Ora, six sisters and four brothers. Big Sandy News, December 17, 1980

 

GILLIAM, Barbara (Fyffe)

1891-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Gilliam, 89, of Martha, were conducted December 29 in the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by minister Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery. Mrs. Gilliam died December 26 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Gilliam was born January 10, 1891, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Fyffe. She was a member of the Beech Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband, F. M. Gilliam, died in 1960. Surviving are two sons, George Gilliam of Springfield, OH, and James M. Gilliam of White Sands, NM; a step son, Emory Gilliam of Springfield; a step daughter, Mrs. Anna Hammond of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Della Sparks of Martha and Mrs. Amanda Susan Hay of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

KELLY, Kristal Cammille

1974-1980

Funeral services for Kristal Cammille Kelly, 6, of Fort Gay, were conducted December 21 in Oak Grove Methodist Church  by ministers, Rev. Joe Dolen, Gallie Isaac and Kenneth Childers. Burial was in O'Brian Cemetery. She died in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Kelly was born September 20, 1974 in Louisa. She was the daughter of Roger and Lottie Cyrus Kelly of Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are two sisters, Dalynn Kelly and Sheryl Kelly, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Kelly of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

 

KINSTLER, Ora Ellen (Daniel)

1900-1980

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Ora E. Kinstler, 80, of Ashland, were conducted December 3 in John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland by the Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kinstler died November 30 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Kinstler was born November 10, 1900, in Johnson County, a daughter of Plyman and Mary Rice Daniel. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and was a former Sunday school teacher there. She was active in the B. P. W. Club of Louisa and was a clerk stenographer from 1924-1941 at Armco, Inc. Her husband, J. B. Kinstler, a former vice president of the Louisa Bank, died in 1970. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1980

 

LOWE, Walter

Funeral services for Walter Lowe, 68 of Ulysses, were conducted Wednesday, December 10 at a.m. in the Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Lowe Cemetery. Mr. Lowe died Sunday, December 7 at the residence. He was a retired laborer. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Scarberry Lowe; four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Holbrook of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Irene Mills of East Lynn, WV, Mrs. Bertha Warner of Vermillon and Mrs. Clista Stuber of Wilington, IL and four sons, Sherman Lowe and James Lowe, both of Fort Wayne, IN and Herman Lowe and Lloyd Lowe both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1980

 

LYON, Lunda

1907-1980

Funeral services for Lunda Lyon, 73, of Martha, were conducted December 19 in Young Funeral Home, with burial in Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. Mr. Lyon died December 16 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Lyon was born May 22, 1907, at Martha, a son of the late Grover and Mary Bailey Lyon. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 of Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Conley Lyon; two daughters, Imolee Salyer of Crossville, TN and Mrs. Dretha Wheeler of Blaine; a son, Daniel Lyon of Hammond, IN; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

MARCUM, Minnie Marie (Whitt)

1909-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Marie Marcum, 71, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, December 21, at the residence. Burial was in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mrs. Marcum died December 8 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Marcum was born May 18, 1909, at Burning Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Dick and Amanda Bowen Whitt. Her husband, James Allen Marcum died in 1958. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Melva Lee Endicott, Mrs. Betty Pope, and Mrs. Ruth Marcum, all of route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Florna Preston, of Columbus, six sons, Julius, Arnold Lee, James B. Marcum and Harold Thomas Marcum all of route 5, Louisa, and Roy and Frank Marcum both of Columbus; two brothers, Allen Whitt of Job and Charlie B. Whitt of Florida; 32 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

MAYNARD, Alice (Lynch)

1898-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Maynard, 82, of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted December 24 at the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and the Rev. Clyde Jordan. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died December 22 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Maynard was born December 11, 1898, at route 2, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Wellman Lynch. She was a member of the Salt Petre Community Church. Her husband, Luther Maynard, died in 1927. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edith Pritt of Leewood, WV, Mrs. Lillie Braennan of Seattle, WV, and Mrs. Faye Conley of route 2, Fort Gay; a son, the Rev. Richard Maynard of route 2, Fort Gay; a brother, Herbert Lynch of Rittman, OH; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

MAYNARD, Ethel D. (Cox)

1899-1980

Funeral services for Ethel D. Maynard, 81, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Monday, December 22, in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born April 5, 1899, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Buarl and Ines Maynard Cox. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Robertson and Mrs. Frances Workman, both of Louisa and Mrs. Ines Dearfield of Monan, IN; two sons, Russell Dunn of Columbus and Lonzo Dunn of Crawford, MO; a half brother, Cecil Maynard of Killbuck, OH; 20 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

MCDAVID, Everett

1895-1980

Funeral services for Everett McDavid, 85, of route 1, Webbville were conducted December 28 in Willard Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Graves. Burial was in McDavid Cemetery at Willard. Mr. McDavid died December 26 in an Ashland nursing home. He was born February 9, 1895 in Willard, son of the late William Allen and Rebecca Pennington McDavid. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Willard Church. Surviving is his wife, Myrtle Wheeler McDavid. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

PLYMALE, Hazel B. (Surratt)

1897-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel B. Plymale, 83, of Louisa, were conducted December 20 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Plymale died December 17 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Plymale was born May 23, 1897, in Tennessee, a daughter of the late Will and Annabelle Lewis Surratt. She was a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church, the Louise Chapter 192, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a retired merchant as owner and operator of Plymale's Market until 1966. Her husband, Wayne M. Plymale, Sr., died in 1972. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys E. Waddell of Alexandria, VA, Mrs. America P. Kesler of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Madeline P. Wellander of Glen Burnie, MD; a son, Wayne M. Plymale, Jr., of Oak Hill, WV; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

ROBINETTE, Jim

Funeral services for Jim Robinette, 48, of Louisa were conducted December 26, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery. Mr. Robinette died December 24 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric, Center following an extended illness. Mr. Robinette was born January 27, 1932 at Louisa, a son of the late John and Sarah Thompson Robinette. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Chapman of Raceland, Mrs. Robert Holly of Louisa, and Mrs. Thelma Rice of Haverhill, OH; and two brothers, Thomas and John Robinette, Jr., both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

ROWE, Evaline (Copley)

1900-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Evaline Rowe, 80, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted December 2, at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, Genoa, WV with burial in Cox Cemetery at Genoa. Mrs. Rowe died November 29 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Olive Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, following an extended illness. She was born November 25, 1900 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Jane Cyrus Copley. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rowe in 1979. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Venia Kitts of Chicago, Mrs. Florida Wilson and Mrs. Hazel Harvey, both of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Jewell Watts of Kenova; five sons, Dude Rowe of Columbus, John H., Burgess and Ray Rowe, all of route 1, Fort Gay, and Ralph Rowe of Radnor, WV, a sister, Mrs. Emma Robertson of Dunlow, WV, a half sister, Zet Pack of Wayne, WV; 57 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1980

 

SHORTRIDGE, Paul Emerson

1911-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native, Paul Emerson Shortridge, 69, of Lakewood, OH, were conducted December 3, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lakewood, He died November 30. Survivors include his wife, Cora Shortridge; daughters Mary Prater, Peggy Zerga and Sheila Kelly; one step daughter, Carole Dias; one brother, James Shortridge and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Shortridge was born September 13, 1911 in Louisa, a son of the late E. B. and Mary Viola Gilmore Shortridge. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1980

 

STEELE, Gusta G.

1911-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Gusta G. Steele, 69, of Grayson were conducted December 17 in the First Baptist Church of Grayson by ministers, Bob Waggoner and Earl Neal. Burial was in Carter County Cemetery. Mr. Steele died December 15. Mr. Steele was born July 16, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James C. and Ollie Steele Steele. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of Armco, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Cooke Steele; two sons, William Kendal and Paul A. Steele, both of Grayson, a brother, Greenville Steele of Crane Creek; a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Runyon of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1980

 

STEVENS, Dorothy (Nelson)

1918-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Stevens, 62, of Louisa, were conducted December 7, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Stevens died December 3, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Stevens was born May 1, 1918, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Charlie and Lula Belle Hickman Nelson. Surviving are her husband, Ira "Dock" Stevens, three sons, Robert Kise, Joel D. and Michael R. Stevens, all of route 1, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Marie Bradley of route 1, Louisa, three brothers, Delbert Nelson of Groveport, OH, Johnny Nelson of Columbus and Marvin P. Nelson of route 1, Louisa, and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 10, 1980

 

STEVENS, Lexie (Sparks)

1908-1980

Funeral service for former Louisa resident, Mrs. Lexie B. Stevens, 72, of Galloway, OH, were conducted December 1 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Stevens died November 29 in Doctor's North Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Stevens was born September 17, 1908 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Kezie and Della Salyers Sparks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Stevens. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John DeBoard, Jr., of Louisa; three sons, Paul Stevens of Galloway, OH, Homer Junior Stevens of Columbus and Billy Joe Stevens of Fort Myers, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Fortner of Huntington and Mrs. Pearl Stout of Berkeley, CA; two brothers, Walter J. Sparks of Hilliards, OH and H. K. Sparks of New York; 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1980

 

SWAFFORD, Carol

1980-1980

Graveside services for infant Carol Jean Swafford, daughter of Lonnie and Nancy Sue Music Swafford of route 1, Louisa, were conducted December 22, at Miller Cemetery. The infant died shortly after birth, December 21. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a twin brother, infant Swafford; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Miller of route 1, Louisa, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Music of Chattaroy, WV. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

TRIPLETT, Hazel (Crabtree)

1912-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Crabtree Triplett, 68, of Webbville, were conducted December 2, in Dry Fork Community Church with burial in Adams Cemetery, Webbville. Mrs. Triplett died November 29 at the residence following an extended illness. She was born June 14, 1912 at Oakhill, a daughter of the late Jake and Hester Adams Crabtree. Surviving are her husband, Johnny Triplett of Webbville; seven daughters, Mrs. Betty Russell, Mrs. Kathleen Martin, Mrs. Phyllis Conley, Mrs. Dorothy North, Jean Triplet, Mrs. Marlene Hord, all of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Debbie Skaggs of Webbville; two sons, Wayne C. Triplett of Grayson and John W. Triplett of Webbville; a brother, Arvill Crabtree of Webbville; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 3, 1980

 

WEBSTER, O. C.

1898-1980

Funeral services for former Webbville resident O. C. Webser, 82, of Marysville, OH, were conducted December 28 in North Lewisburg, OH with burial in Middleburg, OH. Mr. Webster died December 26 in Urbana Memorial Hospital, Urbana, OH. Mr. Webster was born July 15, 1898 in Carter County, a son of the late Isaac and Dolly Wright Webster. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Hall Webster, died in March of this year. Surviving are four sons, Hayden Webster of Westwood, Homer and Elwood Webster, both of Elyria, OH, and Vernon Webster of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Ada Liard and Mrs. Thelma Meyers, both of Marysville and Mrs. Edith Young of Columbus; three brothers, Kenneth Webster of Oak Hill, OH, Frank Webster of Grayson and J. C. Webster of New Boston, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Naomia Glass and Mrs. Virginia Hensley, both of Baltimore, MD; 16 grandchildren, ans 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1980

 

WILLIAMS, Emory Dee

1898-1980

Funeral services for Louisa native Emory Dee Williams, 82, of Lexington were conducted December 14 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. William Fannin. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born August 23, 1898, at Louisa, a son of the late Albert and Nancetta Williams. He was a retired maintenance employee with the Ashland Board of Education, was a resident of Lexington for 12 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alma Hendren Williams; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Anthella of Fort Myers, FL, four sons, Dale Edward Williams, at home, Emory d. Williams, Jr., of Columbus, Jack Williams of San Antonio, TX and Charles Williams, no address listed; a sister, Mrs. Jessie McClurg of St. Petersburg, FL; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 17,

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