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BOYS, Walter Roy

1892-1980

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Walter Roy Boys, 88, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted December 30 in the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Carter. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. Mr. Boys died December 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Boys was born June 29, 1892 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Robert Lee and Susanna Noble Boys. His wife, Mrs. Flora Elrod Boys died in 1972. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Hollinsworth, of route 1, Prichard, Mrs. Paul Tucker of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Glenna Leonard of Martinsburg, WV and Mrs. Vera Hamilton of South Point, OH, three sons, Don Boys of Wayne, WV, Earl Boys of Prichard and Keith Boys of Wooster, OH; 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

CASTLE, Mollie (Burgess)

1890-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mollie Burgess Castle, 90, of Ashland were conducted January 6 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. James M. Wray. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Castle died January 4 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born December 26, 1890 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late B. F. and Rosa Davis Burgess. She lived most of her life in Ashland and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, Hugh Russell Castle, died in 1968. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Terra Opal Barker of Louisville, Mrs. Pearl Shearer of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Betty Jo Castle and Mrs. Jean Long, both of Ashland, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

DONLEY, Floyd A.

Funeral services for Floyd A. Donley, 86, of Fort Gay were conducted December 31 in Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Leona Cemetery. Mr. Donley died December 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Donley was born June 13, 1894, at Canada, a son of the late George M. and Deliah Donley. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Mrs. Ella Mae Hinton Donley died in 1970. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Adkins of Fort Gay; a son, Floyd Donley, Jr. of Logan, OH, a sister, Mrs. Florence Zorn of Belfrey; two brothers, John Donley of Summersville, FL and Landon Donley of Belfrey; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

ELLIS, Elizabeth (Roberts)

1905-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts Ellis, 75, of Kenova, were conducted January 24 in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Ellis died January 22. Mrs. Ellis was born October 24, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willis and Martha Webb Roberts. She was a former school teacher, a life-long resident and a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, H. L. Ellis died in 1965. Surviving are a son, H.L. Ellis, Jr., of Florence; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Carey and Mrs. Doshia Kouns both of Louisa, and Mrs. Easter Woods of Washington Court House, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. Laura Queen of route 1, Rush and Mrs. Nola Compton of Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1981

 

ENDICOTT, Lula (Pauley)

1891-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Pauley Endicott, 89, Fort Gay, were conducted January 5 in the Salt Peter Church by the Rev. Ruye Cavins and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mrs. Endicott died January 3 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Endicott was born August 7, 1891, in Saltpeter, WV, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Hannah Walker Pauley. She was a member of the Saltpeter Church. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Endicott; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Artrip of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Purlina Salmons of Vero Beach, FL and Mrs. Thelma Philpott of Bassett, VA; two brothers, Tom Pauley of Sciotoville, OH and Con Pauley of Newport News, VA; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

ENDICOTT, Paul Curtis

1953-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence county native Paul Curtis Endicott, 27, of Ashland, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 in Calliham Funeral Home in Inez by the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was to be in Fluty Lick Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mr. Endicott was found dead January 10 at his mobile home by a brother. Boyd Coroner Mike Neal ruled apparent suicide. Mr. Endicott was born October 28, 1953 in Lawrence County, a son of Ray and Myrtle Ratliff Endicott of Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Glenn Endicott of Ashland and James L. Endicott of South Dakota. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

HITCHCOCK, Roy

1894-1980

Funeral services for Roy Hitchcock, 86, of Louisa were conducted December 31 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hitchcock died December 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hitchcock was born May 2, 1894 at Elna, a son of the late Garfield and Stella Blanton Hitchcock. He was a retired employee of the Interstate Box Folding Co. His wife, Mrs. Addie Cantrell Hitchcock died in 1976. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat Schaaf of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Shirley Coffman of Azusa, CA; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Nancy Auxier Hager of Louisa and Mrs. Sara Kliev of Portland, Or; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ealey and Mrs. Shelly Robinson, both of Miamisburg, OH; a brother Ireland Hitchcock of Paducah; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

HOWARD, Charles F.

1924-1981

Funeral services for Charles F. Howard, 56, route 4, Louisa, were conducted January 11 in the Bradley Gap Church by Rev. Kay Junior Thompson and the Rev. Truman Evans. Burial was in Howard family cemetery. Mr. Howard died January 8. Mr. Howard was born January 17, 1924 in Magoffin County, a son of Mrs. Madie Williams Howard of Marion, OH and the late Ira Howard. He was a self-employed well driller and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bradley Gap Church and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge No. 606 F & AM. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Dora Travis Howard; three daughters, Mrs. Glenna Daniels, Mrs. Kay Thompson and Mrs. Cheryl Maynard, all of Louisa, five sons, Charles G. Howard of Greenup, William Morris and Tommy Gene Howard, both of Webbville, John David Howard of Catlettsburg and James Ira Howard of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Matthews and Mrs. Beulah Colotelli, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Lois Lemaster of Marion; a brother, Kenneth Ray Howard of Marion and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

JORDON, Woodrow

1920-1980

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Woodrow Jordon, 60, of Columbus were conducted January1 in the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Kay Thompson and Rev. Roger Jordon. Burial was in Jordon Cemetery. Mr. Jordon formerly of route 4, Louisa, died December 28 in St. Luke Convalescent Center in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Jordon was born June 2, 1920 at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late Green and Corda Kitchen Jordon. He was an employee of the Irving Moving Co. His wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Baugh Jordon, died this year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anita Jarrells of Hamilton, IN and Mrs. Alfreda Jordon, address not listed; two sons, Warren D. Jordon of route 4, Louisa and Kenneth Jordon of route 1, Hamilton; four sisters, Mrs. Emile Queen, Mrs. Nolda Burke and Mrs. Cosby Hatfield all of Ashland and Mrs. Annalee Judd of Columbus; two brothers, Calvin Jordon of Grayson and Green Jordon, Jr. of Louisa and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

LAWSON, William Preston

1898-1980

Funeral services for William Preston Lawson, 82, of Ironton, OH were conducted at 11 a.m. December 29 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. James Cremeans. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Lawson died December 27 in Lawrence County General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born October 14, 1898 at Glenwood, KY (Lawrence County), a son of the late Lark Lawson and Amanda Bayes Lawson. He was a retired conductor for the C & O Railroad, Veteran of World War I, member of the American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his wife, Edna Chatfield Lawson and stepdaughter, Rebecca Chatfield. His first wife, Maude Burns Lawson preceded him in death in 1969. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Dow Thompson of Verdunville, WV, Mrs. Jack Jones of Oak Hill, OH, a son James L. Lawson of Richmond, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Earl Harper of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Thurston Hurt of route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. James E. Trimble of Ashland; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

NUNLEY, Anna Murphy (Moore)

1891-1981

Funeral services for ex-Lawrence County resident, Mrs. Anna Murphy Nunley, 89, of Huntington, were conducted January 16 in Catlettsburg, with burial in Moore Cemetery on Big Sandy Bear Creek. Mrs. Nunley died January 14 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Nunley was born May 10, 1891, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Ruben and Catherine Gearheart Moore. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Bascom Nunley, died in 1958. Surviving are a son, Paul Nunley of route 2, Catlettsburg; five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Adkins of Huntington with whom she resided, Ruth Nunley and Mrs. Betty Lucas, both of Huntington, Mrs. Freddie Lively of Ashland and Mrs. Katherine Debruhl of Alexandria, NC; a brother, Eli Moore of route 2, Louisa; 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1981

 

PACK, Lucy (Parks)

1902-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Pack, 78, of Louisa were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Pack died at 5:15 a.m. January 12 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Pack was born September 15, 1902, at Patrick a daughter of the late George Edward and Mary Elizabeth Price Parks. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hubert Pack; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Whiten and Mrs. Phyllis Shannon, both of Louisa and Mrs. Irene Spears and Mrs. Wilma Jean "Toots" Ryland, both of Fort Gay; a son, Norman Pack of Louisa; two brothers, Bill Parks of Bolt's Fork and Herman Parks of Summit; three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Henry of Richardson, Mrs. Pearl Dutton of Bolt's Fork and Mrs. Jean Hammond of Grove City, OH; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

PANNELL, Richard M.

1929-1981

Funeral services for Louisa automobile dealer Richard M. Pannell, 51, of 355 Fyffe Street, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22, in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Ministers Vernon Barker and James Hayes. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Pannell, Pontiac dealer in Louisa 28 years, was found dead in an office at the place of business about 2:25 p.m. Monday. Kentucky State Police Det. Clyde C. Johns attributed death to a .357 caliber gunshot wound to the chest. The weapon was found near the body. Coroner John Ryan has not ruled whether cause of death was accidental or self-inflicted, nor how long Mr. Pannell was dead before found by an employee. Mr. Pannell, a U. S. Army veteran of Korean War was born August 26, 1929 in Logan County, WV, Son of the late John F. Pannell and Mrs. Nancy Stephenson Justice of Titusville, FL. He was a  member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge No. 195 of Louisa, El Hasa Temple of Ashland, American Legion. Additional survivors are his wife, Joreen Chaffin Pannell; two daughters, Suzanne Pannell, Rebekah Pannell, both at home; two sons, Richard M. Pannell,Jr., and Jeff Pannell, both of Louisa;

a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Shefler of Titusville; two brothers, John F. Pannell of Louisa and Don Pannell of Titusville and three grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, January 21, 1981

 

PIGG, Lena (Clay)

1887-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Clay Pigg, 93, of Louisa, were conducted January 8 in Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at route 32. Mrs. Pigg died Janaury 6. Mrs. Pigg was born March 20, 1887, at River, a daughter of the late Matthew and Teletha Arrowood Clay. Her husband, James Milton Pigg preceded in death in 1946. She was baptized in 1940 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred P. Childers of Louisa and a son, Elman Clay Pigg of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

SKAGGS, James

1917-1980

Funeral services for James Skaggs, 63, of Louisa, were conducted December 31 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Skaggs died while working at Louisa Supply Co., on December 29 of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Skaggs was born August 12, 1917, at Louisa, a son of the late William Wallace and Alka Wheeler Skaggs. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Charles Brown of Seminole, FL, Mrs. Jack Osborne, of Nelsonville, OH, Mrs. William Bartram of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Glen Bartram of Obetz, OH. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1980

 

SLOAN, George

SLOAN, Lori

SLOAN, Leslei

Joint funeral services for George Sloan, 32, Lori Sloan, 10, and Leslei Sloan, 5, of Ashland, were conducted January 9 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The father and two children were killed last week on WV 52 in Wayne County in a head-on collision. Their mother, Joyce Noe Sloan, formerly of Fort Gay was injured. Mr. Sloan was born April 19, 1948 in Ashland, a son of Anna L. Osten Sloan of Ashland and the late Carl E. Sloan, Sr., He was a member of the Central Baptist Church, a member of BPOE Elks Lodge in Ashland and an employee of Rollyson Aluminum Co. Lori was born July 1, 1970 and Leslie was born March 25, 1975. Both were born in Ashland,. Lori was a student at Condit Elementary School and Leslei attended Ashland Child Development Center. Additional survivors are two brothers, Carle E. Sloan, Jr., and J. D. Sloan both of Ashland. Surviving the girls, are also maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Noe of Fort Gay, WV and great grandparents, Andrew Noe of Kansas City, KS and Mr. and Mrs. I. Jones of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

SPILLMAN,  Ora (Windell)

1903-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Spillman, 77, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted January 23 in Webb Chapel Church by Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Spillman Cemetery. Mrs. Spillman died January 21 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Spillman was born October 22, 1903 in London, OH. Surviving are her husband, Roscoe Spillman, four daughters, Mrs. Katherine Gray of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Betty Wetzel and Mrs. Norma Jean Durbin, both of Columbus and Mrs. Ruth Spillman of Louisa; three sons, Jack Cave of London, Johnny Lee Spillman of Louisa and Edgar J. Spillman of route 1, Webbville; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Cliston of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Gertrude Windell of London; a brother, Frank Windell of Mechanicsburg, OH; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 28, 1981

 

THOMPSON, Delores (Hanes)

1930-1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Thompson, 50, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted December 31 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Robinson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died December 29 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Thompson was born July 3, 1930, at South Webster, OH, a daughter of the late John L. and Effie Crabtree Hanes. She was a member of the Bartram Chapel Church. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Thompson; two sons, Jeffrey Thompson of route 1, Fort Gay and Douglas Thompson at home; a sister, Mrs. Evely Holland of Sciotoville, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 7, 1981

 

WALLACE, Roxie (Bradley)

1892-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie B. Wallace, 88, of Louisa were conducted January 9 in Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Walter Applegate with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace died January 6, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wallace was born April 25, 1892 in Busseyville, a daughter of the late James Frederick and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett Bailey. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Her husband, Laban E. Wallace, Sr., died in 1954. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emily Young and Mrs. Dove W. Chaffin both of Louisa, and Mrs. Beryl W. Lycan of Lebanon, OH; four sons, Thomas D. Wallace of Norwood, OH, Elwood E. Wallace of Maderia, OH and Laban E. Wallace, Jr., and Virgil C. Wallace both of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Mary B. Compton and Mrs. Beryl B. See, both of Louisa; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

Last week's obituary of Mrs. Roxie B. Wallace, 88, of Louisa should have reported she was born April 25, 1892 in Busseyville, daughter of the late James Frederick and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett Bradley. A surviving daughter is Mrs. Veryl W. Lycan of Lebanon, OH and a surviving sister is Mrs. Veryl B. See of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 21, 1981

 

WILSON, Golda M. (Wilson)

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Golda M. Wilson, 87, Columbus, were conducted January 10 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Wilson Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died January 6 in Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, following and extended illness. Mrs. Wilson was born in Lawrence County, and was a daughter of the late John and Florence Wilbur Wilson. She was a retired employee of the Timpken Roller Bearing Co., in Columbus. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clara Vagnier of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. Stella Debord of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Jessie Ramey of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Doria Braughton of Columbus; a son, Joe Wilson of Lebanon; a brother, Elmer Wilson of Columbus; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 14, 1981

 

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FEBRUARY

AUSTIN, Elsworth

1905-1981

Funeral services for Elsworth Eugene Austin, 75, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted February 17 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Lloyd Jordan and James A. Hayes. Burial was in Austin Cemetery. Mr. Austin died February 14 at the residence, following a sudden illness. Mr. Austin was born September 22 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Floyd H. and Drusilla Moore Austin. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Castle Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Alma Webb of Barboursville, WV; two sons, Lloyd E. Austin of Dayton, OH and Dale Austin of New Lebanon, OH; a sister, Mrs. George Dials of South Webster, OH; a brother, John Austin of Louisa; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

BAKER, Lon

1898-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lon Baker, 82, of Ashland, were conduced February 23 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Smith. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Baker died February 21 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mr. Baker was born November 20, 1898 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mardie J. and Vina Berry Baker. He was a retired employee of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co., a member of the Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church and BPOE Elks Lodge 350 and a former auxiliary policeman for the Ashland Police Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Belle Baker of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Evans, Jr. and Mrs. Clyde Wellman, both of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. A. I. Williams of Ashland and Mrs. Henry Fowler of Catlettsburg; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1981

 

BENARD, Luther

1912-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Luther Benard, 68, of Whites Creek in Boyd County, were conduced February 21 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by the Rev. Henry Skaggs and the Rev. John Dean. Burial was in Benard Cemetery. Mr. Benard died February 18, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Benard was born July 27, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late G. C. and Virginia Hayton Benard. He was a retied Union Carbide employee retiring in 1973. He was a resident of this community for 44 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estin Carter Benard; his step mother, Mrs. Thursa Benard of Lawrence County; a son, Luther E. Benard of route 4, Catlettsburg, two daughters, Mrs. Brian Black of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Homer Blair of Garland, TX; two brothers, Edgar Benard of Ashland and Paul D. Benard of Flatwoods; three sisters, Mrs. E. R. Howerton of Ashland, Mrs. Roy Johnson of Grayson and Mrs. Paul Ray Diamond of Flatwoods; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1981

 

BRUMFIELD, Lottie Fay (Ward)

1928-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Fay Brumfield, 52, of route 1, Louisa were conducted February 15 in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Brumfield died February 12 in Louisa Community Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Brumfield was born October 13, 1928 at Montcoal, WV a daughter of the late Lonnie J. and Ertle Kitchen Ward. Surviving are her husband, Tracy Brumfield; a daughter, Miss Shaun Brumfield, at home; four sons, Don and Lon Brumfield, both of Fort Gay and John and Mitchell Brumfield both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Allie Prichard of Danville, WV, Mrs. Celia Little of Minnie and Mrs. Virginia Thompson of Huntington; five brothers, Lonnie E. Ward of Yolyn, WV and Loren U. Ward of Alexandria, VA, Martin U. Ward of Holden, WV, Jack R. Ward of Deer Park, TX and Todd M. Ward of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

CARROLL, Polly (Chaffin)

1904-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Polly Carroll, 76, of Dayton, OH were conducted February 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Mrs. Carroll died February 4 in Wakeman, OH. Mrs. Carroll was born July 26, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Henry and Dicy Pertee Chaffin. Her husband, Robert G. Carroll died in 1979. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Dillon of Amherst, OH, Mrs. Thelma Williamson of Crum, WV and Mrs. Burl Dillon of Chesapeake, OH; two sons, Henry C. Carroll of Delbarton, WV and Robert G. Carroll, Jr. of Wakeman; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Evans and Mrs. Sarah Copley, both of Crum; two brothers, Thurman Chaffin of Ohio and Boyd Chaffin of Columbus; 31 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

CLEVENGER, Donald

Funeral services for Donald Clevenger, 58, of Columbus, were conducted February 14 in Webb Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Clevenger Cemetery. Mr. Clevenger, control inspector with Columbus Auto Parts, died February 10. He was a veteran of World War II, member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, Westway Post 3441, committee chairman of the Boy Scouts of America 77. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise C. Clevenger, one son, Bruce E. Clevenger, at home; two brothers, Tom Clevenger of Columbus and Luther Clevenger of Louisa; one sister, Maxine Miller of Columbus. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

COLLIER, Mary

Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mary Collier, 71, Garrett, were conducted February 6 in Hall Funeral Home, Martin with burial in Union Cemetery at Eastern. Mrs. Collier died February 3 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Surviving are four sons, Carl Collier of Fairborn, OH, Earl Collier of Greenfield, IN, Ovie Collier, Jr. of Germany and Herman Collier of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Mrs. Ina Triplett of Mousie, Mrs. Ella Faye Scott of Fairborn and Mrs. Imogene Scott of Greenfield; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home in Martin by Green Boyd and David Reed, ministers. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Eastern. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

FIELDS, Cheryl Slone

HARMON, Duane E.

A train-truck collision at a crossing off US 52 near Kermit Sunday claimed the lives of a Martin County coal miner and his fiancee and injured a third person. Dead were Duane E. Harmon, 27, of Lovely, his bride to be Cheryl Slone Fields, 22 of Toler, KY in Pike County. Admitted to Louisa Community Hospital was Teddy Coleman, 28, of Warfield, whose condition was reported fair on Tuesday morning. Police said Harmon was driver of the pickup truck and Ms Fields and Coleman passengers, when the train-truck collision occurred about 7:30 p.m. The incident resulted in Kermit. Mayor Johnny Linville ordering enforcement of a city law controlling the speed of trains at 20 miles per hour. The train that struck the truck was estimated a traveling 35 miles per hour. Although there have been no fatalities at the crossing in the past year, in the past few months there have been four accidents involving trains and vehicles. He will also request the N & W Railway Co. to install a gate at the crossing. The train was westbound and the pickup truck was headed south at the time of the accident. Police reported the crash impact hurled the vehicle 120 feet. Harmon, an employee of 4-H Coal Co. at Chattaroy, WV died enroute to the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, KY where Ms. Fields died about midnight. She was employed as a flagperson for Melc0-Grier Construction Co. of London on road construction in Martin County.  Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

GREENE, Lena May (Perkins)

1916-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native Lena May Greene, 64, of Huntington, were conducted February 7 in Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Greene died February 5 in St. Mary's Hospital following an extended illness. She was born May 6, 1916, in Webbville, a daughter of the late Henry and Sidney Hicks Perkins. She was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Greta Wiley of Raceland; sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Blake and Mrs. Alva Hardwick both of Huntington; one brother, Lee Perkins of Webbville; two step brothers, six half brothers, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

HARMON, Duane E.

FIELDS, Cheryl Slone

A train-truck collision at a crossing off US 52 near Kermit Sunday claimed the lives of a Martin County coal miner and his fiancee and injured a third person. Dead were Duane E. Harmon, 27, of Lovely, his bride to be Cheryl Slone Fields, 22 of Toler, KY in Pike County. Admitted to Louisa Community Hospital was Teddy Coleman, 28, of Warfield, whose condition was reported fair on Tuesday morning. Police said Harmon was driver of the pickup truck and Ms Fields and Coleman passengers, when the train-truck collision occurred about 7:30 p.m. The incident resulted in Kermit. Mayor Johnny Linville ordering enforcement of a city law controlling the speed of trains at 20 miles per hour. The train that struck the truck was estimated a traveling 35 miles per hour. Although there have been no fatalities at the crossing in the past year, in the past few months there have been four accidents involving trains and vehicles. He will also request the N & W Railway Co. to install a gate at the crossing. The train was westbound and the pickup truck was headed south at the time of the accident. Police reported the crash impact hurled the vehicle 120 feet. Harmon, an employee of 4-H Coal Co. at Chattaroy, WV died enroute to the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, KY where Ms. Fields died about midnight. She was employed as a flagperson for Melc0-Grier Construction Co. of London on road construction in Martin County.  Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

JORDAN, Carrie (Adams)

1898-1981

Fuenral services for Mrs. Carrie Jordan, 82, of Fort Gay, were conducted February 6 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died February 3. Mrs. Jordan was born February 28, 1898, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Adams. Her husband, William Jordan, died in 1978. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mae Frazier of route 3, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Minerva Adkins of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Goldie Perman of Indiana and Mrs. Earlie G. DeStelano of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Salvana Johnson of route 2, Fort Gay; three half sisters; a brother, Estel Adams of Columbus; a half-brother, Milt Jordan of Fort Gay; and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

LYON, Christy Michelle

1980-1981

Funeral services for Christy Michelle Lyon, 7 months old, of Columbus were conducted February 11 at Hayden Run Baptist Church, Hilliard, OH. Christy died February 7, at Children's Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Christy is survived by her parents Richard and Julia (Moore) Lyon of Columbus, formerly of Martha. She was born June 19, 1980. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Augustus Moore of Louisa; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Lyon of Plain City, OH; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lyon of Plain City and Julius Swann of Jackson, OH, an aunt and uncle, Greg and Diana Lyon, Hilliard, OH, and one aunt, Nola Jen Fannin of Ashland; two cousins, Todd and Jennifer. Funeral services were under the direction of Webster D. Junk Funeral Home in Hilliard with the Rev. Robert Saygraves and Rev. Elmer Webb officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery at Plain City, OH. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

MULLINS, Okie

1906-1981

Funeral services for Okie Mullins, 74, of Adams, were conducted February 13 in the Lower Brushy Church at Blaine by minister J. T. Bailey. burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Mullins died February 3. Mr. Mullins was born December 31, 1906, in Johnson County, a son of the late Oscar Wince and Ollie Rose Mullins. She was a retired pipefitter. Surviving are three sons, Glair C. Mullins of Goodlettsville, TN, Redgel Mullins of Galena, OH and Carroll G. Mullins of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Euncie Adams of Marion, IN and Mrs. Gloria L. Ferguson of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Hutchinson of Sciotoville, OH; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

PRESTON, John Francis

1894-1981

Funeral services for John Francis (Frank) Preston, 86, of Ulysses were conducted January 23 in the Allen United Methodist Church with burial in Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Preston died January 20 in Methodist Hospital at Pikeville. He was born December 8, 1894, in Ulysses a son of the late Joseph Borders and Nancy Brown Preston. The retired Columbia Gas Co., employee was also a merchant, farmer, 51 year member of Allen United Methodist Church, superintendent of Sunday School; trustee of Borders Chapel Church and served on Allen council for 16 years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and graduated from Louisa Normal School, taught by the late Professor Walter M. Byington. He was married to the late Thursa Borders Preston in 1916 and to Olga Preston January 31, 1932. Additional survivors include Mrs. Ella Faye Moore of Louisa, Ray and Martha Josephine Crisp of Allen, Ray and Olga Frances Brackett of Allen, Knox Ryan and Mikell Ann Burchett of Virginia Beach, VA, and John David and Mary Avonne Preston of Paintsville. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rosemond Irene and Roberta Helene Preston. He leaves ten beloved grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1981

 

THOMPSON, Straud

1908-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence county resident Stroud Thompson, 73, Thornville, OH, were conducted February 5 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Kay Junior Thompson. Burial was in Carter Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Thompson former route 3, Louisa residence died February 3. Mr. Thompson was born January 13, 1908, in Lawrence county a son of the late John J. and Margaret Gussler Thompson. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Moore Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Short and Mrs. Maxine Laney, both of Dublin, OH; two sons, Carl Jay Thompson of Dania, FL and Kenneth Wayne Thompson of Winter Springs, FL; four brothers, Gus Thompson of Louisa, Ern Thompson of Morehead, Richard Thompson of Russell and Arlie Thompson of Asheville, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Mary McKinster and Mrs. Edith Bussey, both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Bayes of Columbus and Mrs. Nora See of Russell; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 11, 1981

 

THORNHILL, Millard

1902-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Millard Thornhill, 78, of North Lewisburg, OH, were conducted January 29 in Freshwater-Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Thornhill died January 26 at the residence of a daughter Ruth Adams of Urbana, OH, following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was born in Louisa, October 7, 1902, the son of Allen and Alice Cox Thornhill. A retired employee of Johnson Manufacturing in Urbana, he married Lilly Moore December 22, 1922, in Kentucky. She survives. Other survivors include four sons, James Thornhill of Columbus, Tom Thornhill of Upper Sandusky, Burrell Thornhill of Woodstock and Roger Thornhill of North Lewisburg; five other daughters, Virginia Wynn of Cable, Louise Tullis of Terre Haute, Linda Buker of Mesa, AZ, Caroline Cox of Cincinnati and Judy Barnett of Circleville; 43 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a brother Burrell Thornhill of HIllsboro. Two sons, Lawrence and Jackie are deceased. Big Sandy News, February 4, 1981

 

WADDELL, Ernest Kinner

1897-1981

Funeral services for Ernest Kinner Waddell, 83, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted February 16 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Austin Fields. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Waddell died February 13, Mr. Waddell was born April 25, 1897 in Carter County, a son of the late M. F. and Rhoda Webb Waddell. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Sperry Waddell and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Jordan of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Anna Queen of Denton and Mrs. Ethel Jordan of Clearwater, FL. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

WILKS, Geneva (Elswick)

1892-1981

Fuenral services for Jarrell, KY native Mrs. Geneva Wilks, 88, of Columbus were conducted February 15 in Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Dewey Hogston, with burial in Wilks Cemetery route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Wilks died February 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wilks was born December 12, 1892 at Jarrell, a daughter of the late Daniel and Nancy Jobe Elswick. Her husband, Henry C. Wilks died in 1974. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Burton and Mrs. Birdie Diamond, both of Columbus and Mrs. Acie Adams of Webbville; four sons, Albert Wilks of route 1, Webbville, William Henry Wilks of route 2, Catlettsburg, Tommy Wilks of Columbus and Elmer Lee Wilks of Conway, SC; 40 grandchildren, 107 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

 

YOUNG, Ulysses

1886-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ulysses (Liss) Young, 94, of Bainbridge, OH, were conducted February 12, in the Morgantown Church of Christ in Christian Union, in Ohio with burial in Gardner Cemetery. Mr. Young died February 9 in Bainbridge, OH. The Rev. Mr. Young was born September 26, 1886, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Cina Grizzel Young. He was a retired ministers and farmer and a member of the New Boston, OH Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Irene Nunley Young; four sons, Hurley Young of Obetz, OH, Lewis Young of North Lewisburg, OH, Ray Young of Hopkins, MI and Glen Young of Hilliard, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Keaton of Ironton and Mrs. Bessie Lyons of Jackson, OH; 24 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 18, 1981

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ADAMS, Rose (Cordle)

1895-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Rose Adams, 85, Ashland were conducted March 10 in the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church at Blaine by ministers Jarrett Cordle, Jesse E. Cordle and Charles Arrington. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died March 7 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born April 9, 1895 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Winfred and Mary Jane Adams Cordle. She was a beautician and owned and operated the Rose Adams Beauty Shop. Her husband, Jess Adams, died in 1940. Surviving are three brothers, Minuard Cordle of Ashland, Sam Cordle of Cannonsburg, and Monroe Cordle of Rt. 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1981

 

ADAMS, Willard O.

Funeral services for Willard O. Adams, 62, of Waco, TX, were conducted February 27 in Connally-Compton West Chapel with burial in Waco Memorial Park. Mr. Adams died February 25 in Temple Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Fugett Adams, a son, Larry Craig Adams of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Miss Inez Adams and Mrs. Ida Holbrook, both of Louisa. Pallbearers were military personnel. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

ADKINS, Hannah (Fletcher-Davis)

1894-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Hannah Fletcher Davis Adkins, 92, were conducted March 1 by the Rev. Tim York with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Adkins died February 26, suffering a stroke while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Chester Willis in Ashland City, TN. Mrs. Adkins was born March 18, 1888 in Lawrence County. Her husband, Flid Davis 7 and another husband, Jack Adkins died in 1954. She resided with a brother Jay Fletcher of route 1, Louisa. Additional survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Monroe Webb of Louisa and a son, Bob Davis of route 1, Louisa, 12 grandchildren. Three children Carl Jasper, Martin and Jack Adkins are deceased. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1981

 

The March 4 death notice of Mrs. Hannah Fletcher Davis Adkins should have reported the Lawrence County native was 86 years old, born March 18, 1894. For the past two years, she resided with a daughter, Mrs. Irene Wills of Ashland, TN. Three sons, preceded her in death, Carl, Martin and Jack Davis. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

ARRINGTON, Charlie

1917-1981

Funeral services for Charlie Arrington, 64, of Louisa, were conducted March 24 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Arrington died March 22, in Greenup. Mr. Arrington was born January 17, 1917 at Blaine, a son of the late Thomas and Serena Thompson Arrington. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louise Thompson of Louisa and two brothers, Jakie and Burgess Arrington, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

DOBBINS, Fannie  (Branham)

1906-1981

Funeral services for former Gallup resident Mrs. Fannie Branham Dobbins, 74, of Catlettsburg, were conducted March 23 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dobbins, 74, of Grandview Manor, Catlettsburg, died March 20 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland following a brief illness. Mrs. Dobbins was born December 12, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Izela Lycans Branham. Her husband, John Jeff, preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Sue Borders of Peru, IN, a sister, Victoria Sunderland of Culloden, WV and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

DYE, Ed

1918-1981

Funeral services for Ed Dye, 63, of Lowmansville, were conducted March 21, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Hanner Cemetery at Nelson Branch. Mr. Dye died March 18. Mr. Dye was born January 30, 1918 in Johnson County, a son of Mrs. Rachel Moore Dye of Lowmansville and the late Clell Dye. Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Billy Joe, Eddie Lee and James Cotrial Dye, all of Pittsburgh, six sisters, Mrs. Arlene Dale of Paintsville, Mrs. Don Kirk and Mrs. Pauline Brant both of Lowmansville, Mrs. Ruby Rush of Ashland, Mrs. Dorothy Scott of Martin and Mrs. Maxine Patton of Hueysville; a brother, Fred Dye of route 1, Louisa and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

GRAVES, Jennie (Preston)

1889-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Graves, 91, of Louisa were conducted March 8 in Belles Chapel Church by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes, the Rev. Gallie Issac, and the Rev. Jay Preston. Burial was in Graves Cemetery, Ulysses. Mrs. Graves died March 6. Mrs. Graves was born March 19, 1889 at Whitehouse, a daughter of the late Mr. John W. Preston and Sara Blevens Preston. Her husband, Arch Graves, died in 1941. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Estelene Austin of Ulysses; a brother Charlie Preston, no address listed; seven grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1981

 

HALL, Gladys (Burchette)

1905-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Gladys Burchette Hall of Huntsville, AL, were conducted Saturday afternoon, March 21 in Young Funeral Home with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hall died late Wednesday afternoon, March 18 in her home in Huntsville of a sudden heart attack. She was 76 years of age, having been born in the Deep Hole area of Lawrence County on February 21, 1905. She was the last surviving daughter of the late Thomas H. Burchette and Maggie Cooper Burchette. Mrs. Hall was a medical secretary at the Veterans Administration in Lexington for many yeas. For the past ten years she has been living in Alabama to be near her son and daughter. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Jeptha Roy Hall, a drilling contractor in the Blaine area, died of a heart attack in 1925. She is survived by one daughter, Gladys Catherine Hall of Huntsville, AL and a son, Jeptha Roy Hall, Jr. of Columbia, TN and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Fulton Burchett of Huntington, WV, and George Burchett of Los Angeles and Oliver Burchette of Oxnard, CA. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

ISAAC, Goldie (Shannon)

1902-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Lee Isaac, 78, of route 1, Louisa were conducted March 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Mrs. Isaac died March 6. Mrs. Isaac was born October 10, 1902 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late W. M. and Mollie Lucinda Parker Shannon. She was a retired school teacher in the Lawrence County system and also the Wayne County, WV System. Her husband, James T. Isaac, Sr., die din 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Jane Surber of Louisa; two sons, James T. Isaac, Jr., of Albright, WV and William H. Isaac of route 1, Louisa; six sisters, Mrs. Andia Preece of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Henry Elijah Cochran and Mrs. Byrd Shannon, both of Louisa, Mrs. Kenneth Chapman and Mrs. Homer Chapman, both of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Elwood Wallace of Cincinnati; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1981

 

JAMES, Cliff

1918-1981

Funeral services for Cliff James, 62, of Glenhayes, WV, were conducted March 12 in Young Funeral Home with burial in James Cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. James died March 9. Mr. James was born September 14, 1918, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Frank and Lucy Artrip James. He was a retired railroader. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lesie Kidd James, two daughters, Mrs. Winston Frazier of Kenova, WV and Mrs. Arthur Hoosier of Gahanna, OH; a son, Wallace James of Groveport, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Lycans and Mrs. Hershell Salmons both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ora Salmons of Ashland and Mrs. Edith Meade of Wilmington, DE; three brothers, Frank James of South Shore, Jessie James of Athens, WV, and Johnny Lynn James of Columbus; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

JOHNSON, Sylvia (Adams)

1900-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Adams Johnson, 80, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted March 20 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Newsome Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died March 16. Mrs. Johnson was born August 28, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Richard and Lucenda Large Adams. Her husband, Adam Johnson die din 1976. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Clarice Rucker of route 1, Fort Gay, five sons, Dewey Webb of route 2, Fort Gay, Estell Ray and Clarence Johnson, both of route 1, Fort Gay, Billy Joe Johnson of Akron, OH and Jesse Ray Johnson of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cooper of Portsmouth, Mrs. Shirley Wilkes of Webbville and Mrs. Mearly Wicker of Ashland; two brothers, Milton Jordan of Fort Gay and Eskell Adams of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

JORDAN, Harry, Sr.

1912-1981

Funeral services for Harry Jordan, Sr., 68, of Louisa, were conducted March 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Jordan died March 14 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Jordan was born May 17, 1912 in Louisa, a son of the late John Jordan and Tina Jordan Berry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Holley Jordan; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Paul and Mrs. Linda Patton, both of Columbus and Miss Sharon Jordan and Miss Karen Jordan, both at home; three sons, Larry Higher of Summit Station, OH and Harry Jr. and James W. Jordan both of Louisa; and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

KITCHEN, Derwood

1923-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native Derwood Willard Kitchen, 57, of Huntington, were conducted March 20 in Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mr. Kitchen was dead on arrival March 17 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Kitchen was born September 26, 1923 at Webbville, a son of the late Wilford and Samantha Thompson Kitchen. Surviving area  son, William E. Kitchen of New Richmond, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Della Boster of Hopewell, VA, Mrs. Tempa Morris of Montgomery, AL, Mrs. Arizona Akers of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Alaray Young of Cleveland, OH, a brother, Clovis T. Kitchen of La Habre, CA and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

KITCHEN, Virginia (Jennie)(Murphy)

1897-1981

Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Mrs. Virginia (Jennie) Kitchen, 84, Xenia, OH, were to be Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at the Heston Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery. Mrs. Kitchen died March 1 in Green Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born January 6, 1897, a daughter of the late Julie Burton and Thomas Murphy. Her husband, Arthur Kitchen, Jr., died in 1976. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Manley Smith of Dayton, OH, Mrs. James Sonner of Columbus, Mrs. Bill Clevenger, Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Stanley Kitchen, Naples, KY and Mrs. Ralph Webb of Ashland, one son, Paul Kitchen of Dayton, one sister, Mrs. Evie Muncy of Columbus, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1981

 

KITTS, Wayne

1913-1981

Funeral services for Wayne Kitts, 68, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted March 19 in the Oak Grove Church. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery. Mr. Kitts died march 16, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Kitts was born March 4, 1913, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Harvey and Auddie Roberts Kitts. He was a retired employee of Norfolk and Western Railway. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Jackson Kitts; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Jean Robinson of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Betty Ruth Thompson of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Patty Ann Lycans of Genoa, WV; six sons, Wayne H., Thomas A. , Robert Ray, Darrell Joe Kitts, all of route 2, Fort Gay and James Carl Kitts of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Julie Potter of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Nona Robertson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Garnet Roger of Florida; three brothers, Hence Kitts and Harvey Kitts, Jr., both of Mansfield and Chester Kitts of Fort Gay; 26 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

KOONS, Charles Eugene

1942-1981

Funeral services for Charles Eugene Koons, 38, of Columbus were conducted February 25 at Schoedinger East Chapel with burial in Glen Rest Cemetery. Mr. Koons, a truck driver for R & W Services System, died February 22. He was born in Ohio September 6, 1942. Survivors include his wife, Rose, one son, Randall, and two daughters, Waynetta and Catherine; parents, Wayne and Mabel Koons of Baltimore, OH; one brother, Merwin Ray of Columbus. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1981

 

LESTER, Geneva (Coleman)

1928-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Lester, 52, of Fort Gay, were conducted March 12 in the Eloise United Baptist Church of Louisa by Elders Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons. Mrs. Lester died March 11 at the residence. Mrs. Lester was born August 1, 1928, in Buchanan County, VA a daughter of Mrs. Edna Little Coleman of Oceana, WV and the late Paris Coleman. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Bill Lester; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Pruitt of Bradshaw, WV and Mrs. Carolyn Sue Vincell of Charleston, TN; four sons, Adam, Ronald and Richard Lester, all of Fort Gay and Franklin Lester at home; five sisters, Misses Nora and Thelma Coleman and Mrs. Ellen Lester, all of Oceana, Mrs. Rosie Blankenship of Chicago and Miss Ann Coleman of Hager, WV, two brothers, Harlan Coleman of Oceana and Elbert Coleman of Chicago and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

MARTIN, John H.

1909-1981

Funeral services for John H. Martin, 72, Ashland, were conducted March 14 in John Steen Chapel by Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Martin died March 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 5, 1909, a son of the late Davis and Dora Blackburn Martin. He was a retired employee of Armco Inc living in Ashland 50 years. He attended the Thirteenth Street Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Visa Griffith Martin; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Sidner of Columbus and Francis Riffe of Speedway, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Miller and Margaret Pigmon of Louisa, Aldean Martin of Titusville, FL; two brothers, William H. Martin and Joe E. Martin of Flatwoods; a step daughter, Mrs. Ruby Hilton of Ashland; two stepsons, Earsel James of Dayton, OH and Roger James of Conover, OH and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

MEADE, Luther

1888-1981

Funeral services for Luther M. Meade, 93, of Fort Gay, were conducted March 17 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Sherman McGown and Sam Fry. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Meade died March 14 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Meade was born December 5, 1888, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Jack and Nancy Graham Meade. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Wilson Meade; three daughters, Mrs. Stella Crum, Mrs. Gussie Ferguson of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Hester Perry of Fort Gay; two sons, Elroy Meade of Johnstown, OH and George Wilson of Huntington; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

PICKLESIMER, Emma (Vaughan)

1895-1981

Graveside services for Louisa native, Mrs. Emma Picklesimer, 84, of Ashland were conducted March 10 at Vaughn Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. Henry Hughes. Mrs. Picklesimer died March 8 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Picklesimer was born September 19, 1896, in Louisa, a daughter of P. H. and Pricie Borders Vaughan. She was a member of the South Ashland United Methodist Church and of the True Blue Class of the church. Her husband, Carl E. Picklesimer, died in 1977. Surviving are a son, John Walter Picklesimer of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Martha Conley of Williamson, WV, a grandchild and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1981

 

PIGMON, Eliza Alafair (Wheeler)

1904-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Alafair Pigmon, 76, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted March 14 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Frank Wheeler and Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in the Pigmon Cemetery. Mrs. Pigmon died at 4:30 p.m. March 11 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Pigmon was born June 4, 1904 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Malachi and Rhoda Jane Ball Wheeler. She was a member of the Blaine Baptist Church and the Blaine Chapter 202 order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Dock Pigmon, Sr., died in 1951 and her son, Dock Pigmon, Jr., died in 1979. Surviving are five sons, Elmer and Jack Pigmon, both of Louisa, John and Kay Pigmon both of route 4, Louisa, and Walter Pigmon of Chicago, IL a sister, Fannie Young of Wheelersburg, OH, three brothers, Tom Wheeler and Morgan Wheeler of Ohio and Jake Wheeler of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted by member of the Order of Eastern Star. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

PREECE, Hiram

1909-1981

Funeral services for Hiram Preece, 72, of Louisa were conducted March 12 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Preece Memorial Gardens. Mr. Preece died March 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Preece was born January 16, 1909, at Inez, a son of the late Henry G. and ADa B. Davis Preece. He was a retied lumber inspector, a member of the United Baptist Church, the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW Post of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Sawatake Preece; six sons, Arnold Preece of Hastings, MI, Hiram Preece, Jr. of Howell, MI, and John, Leslie, Sheldon and Robert Preece, all of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Mae Sturgill and Mrs. Beth Nelson both of Louisa; two brothers, Haschel Preece of Cincinnati and Rudolph Preece of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

PRESTON, Laura (Ball-Lemaster)

1916-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ball Lemaster Preston, 64, of Louisa were conducted March 10 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Martin Salyers. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died March 7 at the residence. Mrs. Preston was born August 10, 1916, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Elihue and Etta Lambert Ball. Her husband, Elzie Preston died in 1976. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. David Hammond of Rt. 1, Rush, Mrs. Clifford Martin of Hickory, NC, Mrs. Jams Holt of Rt. 4, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Lincus Hogston of Louisa; two sons, Charles E. Lemaster of Pontiac, MI and Tony Lemaster of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Presley of fort Gay, Mrs. Renie Lemaster of Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Thelma Roberts of Columbus; two brothers, Elihue and Warren Ball, both of Columbus; 32 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 11, 1981

 

RADER, Willard Leo

1913-1981

Funeral services for Willard Leo Rader, 68, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted March 19 in Smith Chapel Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rader died March 17. Mr. Rader was born May 10, 1913, at Big Ben, WV, a son of the late Call and Mae Freed Rader. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rena Sizemore Rader; and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Parks of Parkersburg, WV. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

REED, James F.

1938-1981

Funeral services for James Frank Reed, 43, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted March 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Teems with burial in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Reed was born March 11, 1938 in Louisa, a son of Rinda Maynard Reed of Louisa and the late Willie Reed. He was a dozer operator for Martiki Coal Co. in Martin County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Loar Reed; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reed, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hutchinson of Ashland and four brothers, John, Willie, Phillip and Joe Reed, all of route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

SCARBERRY, Lonnie

1898-1981

Funeral services for Lonnie Scarberry, 83, of Muddy Branch in Boyd County, a Lawrence County native, were conducted in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood March 16, by the Rev. Henry Hawkins. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mr. Scarberry died March 13 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Scarberry was born April 6, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jacob and Belle Hatfield Scarberry. He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Brush Creek Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Annie Hinkle Scarberry died in January. Surviving are a son, Billy Joe Scarberry of Ashland, two brothers, Claude Scarberry of Ashland and Jacob Scarberry, Jr. of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Gathel Lockwood of Oak Hill, OH; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, March 18, 1981

 

SEXTON, Rev. Claude

1907-1981

Funeral services for the Rev. Claude Raymond Sexton, 74, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. in the Willard Wesleyan Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Rev. Sexton died March 22 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. The Rev. Sexton was born January 23, 1907, in Carter County, a son of William Sexton of Hitchins and the late Doris Bayes Sexton. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 7899, was a retied coal miner and minister of the Wesleyan Church. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Bowling Sexton; two sons, James Sexton of Zanesville, OH, and Curt Sexton of Webbville; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Bradford of Weeksbury and Mrs. Doris Stumbo of McDowell; two brothers, Millard Sexton of Johnstown and Billy Joe Sexton of Hitchins; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Bowling of Grayson and Mrs. Anita Keyes of Hitchins; 9 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 25, 1981

 

WHITE, Everett

1926-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Everett White, 54, Ashland, were conducted February 27 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by the Rev. Powell Collins. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. White died February 25 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. White was born November 20, 1926 in Lawrence County, a son of Keen White of route 4, Louisa and the late Livinna Combs White. He was a crane operator and a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myra Ruggles White; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis White of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Freda Patrick of Pontiac, MI and Mrs. Janice Hale of Ashland; two sons, Everett White, Jr., of Ashland and Paul Fannin of Sandusky; five sisters, Mrs. Clara Thompson of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Viola Lee of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Marie Hutchison of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Gladys Packett of Frenchburg and Mrs. Edith White of Columbus, six brothers, Clarence White of Mount Sterling, Charles White of Logan, WV, Lindsey White of Detroit, MI, Carl and Damer White, both of Columbus and Lawrence White of Indianapolis, IN; and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 4, 1981

 

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ADAMS, Logan

1919-1981

Funeral services for Logan Adams, 62, of Louisa were conducted April 18 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Marvin Salyers. Mr. Adams died April 16 when a pickup truck crashed into a tree on KY 3 near Five Forks. Mr. Adams was born March 4, 1919 in Kinnikinick, OH, a son of the late Sherman and Merenda Florence Large Adams. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Sharon L. Messer, Mrs. Florence L. Sexton, and Mrs. Deemonzla Stephens, all of Columbus, OH, Miss Aletha A. Adams stationed with the U. S. Air Force in California and Mrs. Brenda S. Marsh of Olive Hill; three sons, Harold L. and Clifford of Columbus and Howard P. of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kisela of Canton, OH, and Mrs. Edna Godby of Delbarton, WV; a brother, Howard of Columbus and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1981

 

ADKINS, Willard F.

1922-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Willard F. Adkins, 59, Pittsburgh, were conducted April 9 in Pittsburgh with burial there. Mr. Adkins died April 6 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Adkins was born March 24, 1922, in Louisa, a son of the late George F. and Ollie Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Adkins, five sons, Frankie Adkins of Louisa, and Willie, John, Ray and Ronnie Adkins, all of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Garberth of West Point, NY and Miss Donna Adkins of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Kirk of Louisa and Mrs. Martin Burchett of Ridgecrest, CA; two brothers, Dallas Adkins of Louisa and Ernest G. Adkins of Ashland and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

BAILEY, Sybil (Preston)

1900-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Sybil Bailey, 81, of Blaine, were conducted April 4 in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Salyer. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died April 2 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Bailey was born in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Leslie Preston. Her husband, Dr. T. B. Bailey died in 1950. Surviving are a son, Bill Bailey of Blaine; a sister, Mrs. Martha Slone of Pataskala, OH; a brother, James K. Preston of Urbana, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

BISHOP, Lora (Elkins)

1905-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Bishop, 76, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted March 27 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bishop died March 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Bishop was born March 3, 1905 in Ashland, a daughter of the late John and Clara Cordle Elkins. Surviving are her husband, Charles G. Bishop, seven daughters, Mrs. Charles e. Hoetker of West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Marvin Moore of route 3, Louisa, Miss Gladys Bishop , Mrs. James See and Mrs. Roy Endicott, all of Columbus, Mrs. Henry Clevenger of Carroll, OH, and Mrs. Billy Joe Vanhoose of Flatwoods; three sons, Gene Bishop of Pontiac, MI, David Bishop at home and Elvin R. bishop of Wayne, WV; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

DICKERSON, Mary Bell ( Williams)

1909-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bell Dickerson, 71, of Stambaugh, were conducted April 5 in Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville with burial in Dickerson Cemetery. Mrs. Dixon died April 3 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Dickerson was born October 28, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late R. C. and Sally Frazier Williams. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Lee Dickerson died in 1948. Surviving are three daughters, Fannie Dickerson of Stambaugh, Mrs. Lillie Mae Horton of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Mildred Holbrook of Mount Sterling; six sons, Amos, Arnold Douglas and Larrie Dickerson, all of Stambaugh, Robert Dickerson of Mentor, OH, Williams Dickerson of Continental, OH, and James R. Dickerson of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers, Bill Williams of Louisa and Jim Williams of Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Francis Workman of Red Jacket, WV and Flora Williams of Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

DIXON, Herman L.

1907-1981

Funeral services for Herman Leon Dixon, 73, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted March 31 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Price. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died March 27 at the residence. Mr. Dixon was born July 15, 1907, in Louisa, a son of the late Robert P. and Marcella Borders Dixon. He was retired from North American Co. in Columbus, OH. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Skowronski of Atlanta, Mrs. Heronia Shifflette of Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Linda Beck and Mrs. Marcella Cobb, both of Columbus, OH; two sons, Jeffery Dixon and James Dixon, both of Columbus, OH: a step daughter, Sheila Hickman of Ashland, a step son, Robert Wilson of Flatwoods; a sister, Mrs. Roberts Binson of Washington, D.C. and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

DIXON, James S.

1927-1981

Funeral services for James S. Dixon, 53, route 1, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 8 in Meades Branch Church by the Rev. Charles Price and the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died April 5 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born April 11, 1927 in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Minnie Scarberry Dixon. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Kise Dixon; a daughter, Miss Angeline Dixon at home, two sons, James, Jr. and Jason Dixon, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Clover Ward of Columbus and a brother, Russell Dixon of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

FOSTER, Rev. John G.

1903-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. John G. Foster, 77, Springfield, OH, were conducted April 9 with burial in that Ohio city. Rev. Foster died April 6 as the result of injuries received in an auto accident at Springfield. He resided in Springfield 25 years and was a Baptist minister for 36 years. Rev. Foster was born October 1, 1903 in Lawrence County, son of the late Archie and Texas Alice Montgomery Foster. He was preceded in death by four sisters, and is survived by his wife, Viola M. Foster, two sons, Eugene W. Foster, Roseville, OH and David A. Foster of London, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Freeland (Kathryn) Dixon of Louisa, Mrs. Lowell (Arizona) Bush and Mrs. Lawrence (Minnie) Miller, both of Springfield; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1981

 

GUNTER, Jennie (Pratt)

1881-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie P. Gunter, 99, Fort Gay were conducted March 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. L. Morrison. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Mrs. Gunter died March 28 at the residence. Mrs. Gunter was born August 28, 1881 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Elizabeth Fraley Pratt. She was a retired practical nurse and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Lee Gunter, preceded her in death in 1926. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

HARMON, Girard Kinner

1883-1981

Funeral services for Girard Kinner Harmon, 98, of route 2, Bear Creek, Catlettsburg, were conducted April 11 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Harmon was born January 29, 1883 at Fallsburg, a son of the late William F. and Mariah Kinner Harmon. He was a retired accountant, a member of the Newcomb United Methodist church and a member and past master of the Greenhill Masonic Lodge 521 F & AM. He was a member of the Apperson Chapter 89 of Louisa, the Winchester Commandry and the Oleika Temple of Lexington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Barker Harmon; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Lyons of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Amy Thompson of Huntington and Mrs. Norma Jean White of Ocala, FL; nine sons, Harold Harmon of York, French Harmon of Ashland, Clyde Harmon of Catlettsburg, Raymond, Ira and Roy Harrison, all of Buchanan, G. K. Harmon, Jr., of Greenup, Walter Harmon of Point Pleasant, WV and Ellis Harmon of route 3, Catlettsburg; 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

HAYES, Carl

1901-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Carl Hayes, 79, of River, were conducted April 18 in Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery at Charley. Mr. Hayes died April 15. Mr. Hayes was born July 18, 1901 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Priscilla Moore Hayes. He was a mail carrier and a member of the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Mae Dooley of Charley, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, of Columbus, and Miss Bonnie Sue Hayes of Lowmansville; five sons, Yulas and Charles Hayes both of Lowmansville, Carl T. Hayes of Tutor Key, Willis Hayes of Ulysses and Otis Hayes of Paintsville, four brothers, Farris, L. B. and Matt Hayes, all of Louisa and Gus Hayes of Staffordsville and three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Bryant and Mrs. Ruth Ellen Adams, both of Charley and Mrs. Montie Castle of Urbana, OH. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1981

 

HUTCHINSON, Carolyn

1947-1981

Funeral services for Miss Carolyn Jean Hutchinson, 34, route 4, Louisa, were conducted April 23 in the Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Mayhew. Burial was in the Hutchinson family cemetery. Miss Hutchinson died April 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following a short illness. Miss Hutchinson was born January 20, 1947, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Glen and Gay Fannin Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa. She was a teacher's aide for the Lawrence County school System and a member of the Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents, are a brother, Doug Hutchinson, of route 4, Louisa, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1981

 

HUTCHINSON, Ernest

1900-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Ernest Hutchinson, 80, of Dade City, FL, were conducted March 28 in Newcomb Chapel Church with burial in Harmon Cemetery. Mr. Hutchinson died March 23 in Florida. Mr. Hutchinson was born April 19, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Martin and Lillie Lovejoy Hutchinson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Wilkerson Hutchinson; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bailey of Virginia Beach, VA; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Daniels of Webbville, Mrs. Dova Bunting of Dade City, Mrs. Maggie Ousley of Southville, OH and Mrs. Myrtle Hardeman of Vanceburg; six brothers, Claude and Thurman Hutchinson, both of Louisa, Anderson Hutchinson of Ivel, Garland Hutchinson of Palatka, FL, Richard Hutchinson of Tampa, FL and Roy Hutchinson of Hawthorne, IL. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

KELLY, Nannie (Preston-Thompson)

1898-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Nannie T. Kelly, 83, Westville, OH, were conducted April 15, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac in Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home with burial in Oakdale Cemetery in Urbana, OH. Mrs. Kelly died April 10 in Urbana Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Kelly had been a patient for the past two years at the Urbana Care Center. She was born September 15, 1898, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Richard and Minnie Preston Travis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Lawrence County, KY. Her first husband, Green Thompson, died in 1957. Her second husband, Emmett Kelly died in 1960. Eight brothers and sisters, five half brothers and a half sister also are dead. Survivors include a brother, Roy Travis of Westville and a number of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

KENNEDY, Robert Edward

1908-1981

Funeral services for acclaimed river historian Robert E. (Bog) Kennedy of Kenova, brother of Mrs. Jenka Lockwood of 112 W. Main St., Louisa, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial for the past president of the Big Sandy Historical Society, will be in Dock's Creek Cemetery in Wayne County. Mr. Kennedy, a past president of the Propeller Club of the United States died Monday, April 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital. The 72 years old Kennedy wrote "River Roundup" for the Ashland Daily Independent 30 years, and was also a columnist for the river trade publication Waterways Journal since the 1960's and the Wayne County News. He also had a local history program on an area radio station. His newspaper columns centered on area history, especially as it related to the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers and with steamboats and towboats. His Waterways Journal column recorded the happenings at Merdie Boggs and Son Towing Service at Catlettsburg, where he had been office manager since 1973 when he retired from the Ashland Oil Inc river Operations Division. He also was a former Kenova city councilman, and at one time he worked at Big Sandy River lock. Mr. Kennedy was born August 22, 1908 at Catlettsburg, the son of the late Robert E. Lee Kennedy and Amanda Ward Kennedy. His wife, Ona Lee Damron Kennedy died in 1967. He was a member of the American Sternwheel Association, Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, the Monongahela River buff Association, Kenova Lodge 110 of A.F. & A.M., Kenova Chapter 46 of R & AM and Everett Council 65 of Ashland, First United Methodist Church in Kenova, where he taught Sunday School. Big Sandy News, April 22, 1981

 

KITCHEN, Tommie

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Tommie Kitchen, 52, of Reese, OH, were conducted April 11 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Kitchen family cemetery. Mr. Kitchen died April 8 in Reese. Mr. Kitchen was a son of John and Lora Hughes Kitchen of route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are three daughters, Mrs. Diana Robinson of Groveport, OH, Miss Delora Kitchen and Miss Deborah Kitchen, both of Mount Sterling, OH; four sons, Donald Ray Kitchen of Groveport, Daniel Lee Kitchen of Columbus, Dwayne Keith Kitchen of Mount Sterling, OH and Dennis Tom Kitchen with the U. S. Army in Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Icel Frank of Groveport, Mrs. Syrilda Dixon of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Betty Porter of Weston, WV; six brothers, Willie, James, Wendel and Billy Kitchen all of Columbus, Luke Kitchen of route 4, Louisa and Johnny Kitchen of Stoutsville, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

MCCLOUD, Albert

1889-1981

Funeral services for Albert McCloud, 92, Fort Gay were conducted April 25, in Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman and the Rev. Olan Sellards. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. McCloud died April 22 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. McCloud was born March 26, 1889 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Daniel and Jemina Allen McCloud. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Tabors Creek Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Branham McCloud; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Smith of Dayton, OH and Mr. Gladys Dean of Fort Gay; two sons, Kennith McCloud of Rittman, OH, and Kelsey McCloud of Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1981

 

McDAVID, William Oscar 1961-1981

PERKINS, Roy (Bubby) 1964-1981

Two Webbville teenagers were killed as the result of a one car accident Friday night on KY 7 near Grayson. Killed were 16 years old Roy (Bubby) Perkins driver of the vehicle who burned to death, and his second cousin, a passenger 19 year old William Oscar McDavid. Mr. McDavid died in King's Daughters' Hospital early Saturday. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Ray Wolfe, the vehicle was headed south on KY 1, about 7 miles south of Grayson, when it left the road, crashed into a rock cliff, rolling over and burst into flames. The East Carter High School student, Perkins was born May 3, 1964 in Columbus, OH, a son of Sandra McDavid Perkins and Roy Perkins. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, John Wesley Perkins of Grayson; sisters, Kimberly Lee Perkins and Sheila Perkins at home; and the maternal grandparents, Roscoe and Faye McDavid. Funeral services were conducted April 6 at Malone Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in Perkins Family Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. McDavid was born July 18, 1961 in Carter County, a son of Russell and Jean Sagraves McDavid. He graduated from East Carter High School in 1979. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Glen McDavid of Willard; and his maternal grandmother, Lucinda Sagraves. Funeral services were conducted April 7 in Malone Funeral Home by Gary Sparks and Beecher Lewis, ministers. Burial was in McDavid Family Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 8,1981

 

MEADE, Nancy (Bradley)

Graveside services for Mrs. Nancy Meade, 80, Louisa were conducted April 6 at Fort Gay Cemetery by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Mrs. Meade died April 5 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Meade was born at Fort Gay and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was a retired practical nurse. Her husband, Willard Meade,
died in 1955. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

MILLER, Robert

1897-1981

Funeral services for Robert Miller, 83, of route 1, Louisa were conducted April 4 in the Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Miller Cemetery. Mr. Miller died April 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Miller was born December 2, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jim and Vina Thompson Miller. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

PARKS, David

1952-1981

Funeral services for David Parks, 28, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted April 6, in the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Childress Cemetery, Richardson. Mr. Parks died April 4. Mr. Parks was born August 24, 1952, in Louisa, a son of the late Raymond Parks and Beatrice Childress Parks of route 2, Louisa. He was employed by Ridgeway Fuel Company, Richardson, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Juanita Meeks Parks; two sons, Derek Parks and Shane Parks both at home; a sister, Mrs. Opal Tomak of Laurelville, OH, five brothers, Herbert Parks of route 2, Louisa, Bobby Parks of Blaine, Willie Parks of Grove City, OH, Raymond Parks of route 3, Louisa and Paul Parks of California. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

PERKINS, Roy (Bubby) 1964-1981

McDAVID, William Oscar 1961-1981

Two Webbville teenagers were killed as the result of a one car accident Friday night on KY 7 near Grayson. Killed were 16 years old Roy (Bubby) Perkins driver of the vehicle who burned to death, and his second cousin, a passenger 19 year old William Oscar McDavid. Mr. McDavid died in King's Daughters' Hospital early Saturday. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Ray Wolfe, the vehicle was headed south on KY 1, about 7 miles south of Grayson, when it left the road, crashed into a rock cliff, rolling over and burst into flames. The East Carter High School student, Perkins was born May 3, 1964 in Columbus, OH, a son of Sandra McDavid Perkins and Roy Perkins. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, John Wesley Perkins of Grayson; sisters, Kimberly Lee Perkins and Sheila Perkins at home; and the maternal grandparents, Roscoe and Faye McDavid. Funeral services were conducted April 6 at Malone Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in Perkins Family Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. McDavid was born July 18, 1961 in Carter County, a son of Russell and Jean Sagraves McDavid. He graduated from East Carter High School in 1979. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Glen McDavid of Willard; and his maternal grandmother, Lucinda Sagraves. Funeral services were conducted April 7 in Malone Funeral Home by Gary Sparks and Beecher Lewis, ministers. Burial was in McDavid Family Cemetery. Big Sandy News, April 8,1981

 

PENNINGTON, Shelby Ray

1910-1981

Funeral services for Shelby Ray Pennington, 70, route 1, Webbville, were conducted March 31 in Willard Christian Church by ministers, Russell Griffith and Gary Sparks. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Pennington died March 28 in St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead, following an extended illness. Mr. Pennington was born August 11, 1910 in Carter County, a son of the late Hiram and Lydia Hall Pennington. He was a retired farmer and coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Mae Sparks Pennington; two sons, Melvin Pennington of Grayson and Jack Pennington of Marcer, PA; two daughters, Mrs. Dian Ratliff of Grayson and Mrs. Sylvia Smith of Belleville, MI; a brother, Charles E. Pennington of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Marshall of Willard and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

PERRY, Nellie (Frazier)

1902-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Betty Perry, 78, of Clifford, were conducted April 7, in Young Funeral Home by Elders Mart Lemaster and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Perry Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Perry died April 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Perry was born September 13, 1902 at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Elizabeth Branham Frazier. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, James Perry died in 1958. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Troy Prince of Clifford, Mrs. Thomas Marcum of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Earnest Holland of Cincinnati; six sons, James M. and Oakie R. Perry, both of route 5, Louisa, William C. Perry of route 2, Louisa, Paul E. Perry of Harrington, DE, and Troy L. and Walter T. Perry both of Clifford; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Branham of Glenhayes, WV, and Mrs. Alta Mae Stacy of Grove City, OH, two brothers, Jack Frazier of Glenhayes and John H. Frazier of Mansfield, OH and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

PRESTON, Gladys (Borders)

1899-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Gladys Borders Preston, 81, of route 7, Ashland, were conducted March 31 in Ashland with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died March 28. Mrs. Preston was born Dec. 18, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Wallace D. and Maude Preston Borders.  She was a member of the Old Orchard Church of Christ.  Her husband, Arthur P. Preston, died in 1946. Surviving are three sons, Earl B. and Joe M. Preston, both of Ashland, and Arthur Wallace Preston of Westwood; three daughters, Mrs. Deryle Martin and Mrs. Joan Hatfield, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Gaynelle O’Neal of West Palm Beach, FL; two brothers, Gladstone and Raymond Borders, both Hitchins; a sister, Mrs. Lena Mae Walters of Ashland; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

PRESTON, Ruth (Dixon)

1923-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ruth Preston, 57, of National City, CA were conducted April 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Preston died March 31 at the residence. Mrs. Preston was born December 8, 1923 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Eva Hayes Dixon of Louisa and the late South Dixon. Surviving in addition to her mother, are two sons, Robert E. Preston of San Diego, CA and Bruce Preston of National City; a sister, Mrs. Pearleen Berry of Louisa; two brothers, George Hayes Dixon and Jim Walter Dixon, both of Urbana, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

 

RILEY, Nelson

1904-1981

Funeral services for Nelson Riley, 76, of Blaine, were conducted April 28 in Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ernie B. Salyers and the Rev. William R. Barker. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Riley died April 25 at the residence. Mr. Riley was born September 27, 1904 in Elliott County, a son of the late Mose and Jane Lyon Riley. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Clara Edwards Riley; two sons, James Guy Riley of Blaine and Moses Riley of Webbville; a daughter, Peggy Wells of Blaine; a brother, James A. Riley of Blaine; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 29, 1981

 

ROGERS, Glen William

1903-1981

Funeral services for Glen William Rogers, 78, of Santa Clara, CA were conducted March 30 in the Chapel of Rosses in San Jose with burial there. He died March 27 in El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA. Mr. Rogers was born January 8, 1903 to Jim and Jennie Caldwell Toton at Graham, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Vergie Bowling and brother Forest Rogers all of Lawrence County. On December 24, 1930,  he married Minnie G. Brickey at Culver, KY. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary December 24, 1980. Surviving besides his wife, Minnie, are daughters, Wanda Yates, Culver, OR, Velma Leming, Santa Clara, CA, three sons, Glen E. Rogers, Culver, Dale Rogers, San Jose, Raymond Rogers, Santa Clara, CA; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

ROBERTS, Bertha Dellajane (Sparks)

1946-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Dellajane Sparks Roberts, 34, of Louisa, were conducted March 28 in the Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in the Sparks family cemetery at the Old Hood Church. Mrs. Roberts died March 25 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following a brief illness. Mrs. Roberts was born October 26, 1946, a daughter of Judge W. D. and Mrs. Mary Lou Branham Sparks. She attended the old Evergreen School taught by her mother; graduated in 1963 from Louisa High School and also attended Campbellsville College and Morehead State University. In 1964 she married Franklin E. Roberts. Additional survivors are her children, William F. Roberts, Jason C. Roberts and Jessica S. Roberts; a sister, Mrs. Martha Kiser; two brothers, William J. Sparks and Daniel R. Sparks, all of Louisa. Mrs. Roberts was a leader in the First Baptist Church RA; member of the Louisa Chapter 292 of Order of Eastern Star. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

SMITH, Manley Edward

Funeral services for Manley Edward Smith, 59, of Dayton, OH were conducted in Dayton with burial there. He died in St. Elizabeth Medical Center and his deceased mother Mrs. Virginia Jamie Kitchen was a former resident of Lawrence County. He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in central heating. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Hartley; one granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church; Michael L. Finnell Lodge No. 711 F & AM Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, the Quarter Century Club of WPAFB. Big Sandy News, April 1, 1981

 

SPARKS, Kathryn (Ball)

1909-1981

Funeral services for Adams native, Mrs. Kathryn B. Sparks, 71, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted April 10 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Coop. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks died April 7. Mrs. Sparks was born June 16, 1909, at Adams, a daughter of the late Edgar Vernon and Louella Borders Ball. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and the Hillendale Homemakers Club. She was a retired employee of the General Telephone Co. Her husband, William Clyde Sparks, died in 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Cole of Catlettsburg, a brother, Reuben Elden Ball of Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Estelle Stevens of Athens, AL, Mrs. Jane Walters of Huntington and Mrs. Margaret Songer of Ashland; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, April 15, 1981

 

WORKMAN, Alice Marie

1981-1981

Graveside rites for infant Alice Marie Workman, daughter of Keith and Loretta Pack Workman, route 5, Louisa, were conducted at Pack Cemetery April 4. She died April 4 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents area s sister Sally Workman at home, a brother Jason Workman, at home, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Addie Workman of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Big Sandy News, April 8, 1981

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ALLEN, Bertha (Hutchinson)

1903-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Bertha Hutchinson Allen, 78, of Hillsboro, OH were conducted May 26 in Ashland by Dr. Charles G. Turkington. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Allen died May 22 in Highland Hospital, Hillsboro, following an extended illness. Mrs. Allen was born March 12, 1903 in Lawrence Co., KY, a daughter of the late Rowland and Maggie Ramey Hutchinson. She was a retired secretary for Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company, a resident of Hillsboro the last three years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashland. Her husband, Lewis M. Allen died in 1975. Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Virginia Van Horn of Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Essie Brainard of Kettering, OH, Mrs. Mary Dowling of Richwood, OH, Mrs. Emma Cooksey, Mrs. Opal Kitchen, Mrs. May Stuart, Mrs. Laura Rice and Mrs. Ruth Prince all of Louisa; one brother, Paul Hutchinson of Louisa. Big Sandy news, May 27, 1981

 

BANFIELD, Ora E.

1917-1981

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Ora E. Banfield, 63, of Brookville, FL will be conducted May 7 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Banfield died May 2, in Brookville. Mr. Banfield was born June 17, 1917, a son of the late Frank and Lillie Johnson Banfield. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Howard Banfield, two daughters, Miss Betsy Ann Banfield at home and Mrs. Pamela Harris of Louisa; four sons, Richard Lee and Tony Ervin Banfield, both of Columbus, Kenneth Banfield of Kansas City, KS, and Danny Franklin Banfield with the U. S. Army and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

BRANHAM, Homer L.

1914-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Homer L. Branham, Rock Fork, were conducted May 1 in Young Funeral Home by minister, Willard Robertson. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Branham died April 28 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. Mr. Branham was born January 19, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Goldie Hall Branham. He was a retired employee of the Columbia Gas Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ann Lee Bartram Branham, a daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Mayer of Parkersburg, a brother, Billie Joe Branham of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Dia of Milton, WV, and Mrs. Garnet Howell of Huntington and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

BREWER, Hurldon

1920-1981

Funeral services for Hurldon Lee Brewer, 61, of Ashland, father of Mrs. Linda Martin of Fallsburg were conducted May 22 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Brewer died May 18, in Orlando, FL following a brief illness. Mr. Brewer was born May 2, 1920 in Lewis County, a so of the late Dewey and Carrie Patton Brewer. He was an employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. had resided in Ashland most of his life and was a veteran of World War II. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Opal Goddard Brewer, nine daughters, Mrs. Carrie Stambaugh, Mrs. Pam Cassidy and Mrs. Teresa Hall, all of Ashland, Mrs. Jean Bradshaw of Orlando, Mrs. Mazie Evans of Flatwoods, Mrs. Shirley Scott of Raceland, Mrs. Opal Dixon of Summit, Mrs. Pat Clark of Cannonsburg, and Mrs. Janet McCoy of Wurtland; 32 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1981

 

CAIN, Frederick Franklin

1895-1981

Funeral services for Frederick Franklin Cain, 86, of Louisa, were conducted May 2 in the First Methodist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Walter Applegate. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cain died April 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Cain was born February 22, 1895, at Inez, a son of the late William T. Sr., and Sarah A. Copley Cain. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Cain York of Fairfield Glade, TN and three nephews, James M. Cain of Huntington, Herbert Cain of St. Petersburg, FL and Berlin Cain of Los Angeles, CA. He was a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 and Theatre Group IV. Mr. Cain spent his childhood years in Inez and Louisa, KY; attended Lawrence county schools and Valpraraiso University at Indiana and the Academy of Dramatic Arts at New York. He also appeared in a number of show in New York, including Town Hall. He also appeared in several Hollywood movies. He was a Lawrence County grade school teacher and owner and operator of Fairview Cottage Sanitarium in Asheville, NC. In later years, he was in the coal business with his brothers, Arlie and Jim Cain. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

CARROLL, Mini (Bond)

1886-1981

Funeral services for Denton native Mrs. Mini Carroll, 95, of Portsmouth, OH were conducted May 25 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Castle Cemetery. Mrs. Carroll died May 22 in St. Ann's Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Carroll was born January 24, 1886 at Denton, a daughter of the late Charles William and Susan Hannah Bond. Her husband, Dock Carroll, preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Effie Castle of Portsmouth; two sisters, Rose Bond of Portsmouth and Mrs. Lillian Austin of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Elihue Bond of Greenup and Richard Bond of Denton; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1981

 

CLAY, Odd

1894-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Odd Clay, 86, Dwale, were conducted April 30 in the Dwale United Baptist Church with burial in Hoot Shepherd Cemetery. Mr. Clay died April 27 in Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. Mr. Clay was born May11, 1894, at Louisa, a son of the late Jim and Emma Spurlock Clay. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, James Clay of Dwale, Tom and Charles Clay, both of Cincinnati and Vernon Clay of Ypsilanti, MI; three daughters, Miss Verna Clay and Mrs. Ruby Bailey both of Dwale and Mrs. Phyllis Fields of Warsaw, IN, and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

CORDLE, Ralph

1894-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Ralph Cordle, 87, of route 5, London, OH, were conducted April 28, in Radar Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery at London. Mr. Cordle died April 25 in Madison County Hospital, London. He was born in Lawrence County, March 7, 1894, son of Ralph and Cynthia Moore Cordle. He was a retired farmer and a member of Hood Fork United Baptist Church, Paintsville. His wife, Zona Cordle died December 16, 1973. Mr. Cordle is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lamar (Mary Lou) Gossard of route 5, London, (with whom he resided) and Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Smouse of Springfield, OH; four sons, Elmer Cordle of West Jefferson, OH, David and Sidney Cordle both of Columbus, and Eugene Cordle of London; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

EKERS, Drue

1901-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Drue J. Ekers, 78, Columbus, were conducted May 5 in the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home with burial in Lithopolis Cemetery. Mr. Ekers died May 2 in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Ekers was born September 22, 1902 at Louisa, a son of the late John and Lucinda Collingsworth Ekers. He was a retired machinist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine P. Ekers, two sons, Billy Ekers of Louisiana and John Ekers in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Betty J. Holt of Louisiana and Mrs. Janett Braskett of Delaware, OH; a sister, Mrs. Luella Compton, no address listed; a step son, two step daughters; 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

ENDICOTT, Forest

1952-1981

Funeral services for Forest Endicott, 29, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted May 16, in Young Funeral Home by minister Pete Robinette. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery. Mr. Endicott died May 13, Mr. Endicott was born March 30, 1952, at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of Ernest and Juanita Charles Endicott of route 1, Fort Gay. He was a construction worker. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two daughters, Misses Stephanie Jo and Amber Leigh Endicott both at home, a son, Tony Ray Endicott, at home; two sisters, Miss Nyoka Endicott of route 1, Fort Gay and Mrs. Esta Ruth Sharlis of Star Route, Louisa and a brother, Phillip Gay Endicott of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

FANNIN, Herman T.

192-1981

Funeral services for Herman T. Fannin, 58, of route 2, Lucasville, OH were conducted May 6 in Brant Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH. Mr. Fannin died May 3 in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth. He was General Foreman at the Goodyear Atomic Plant; a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and a Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Phoeba Wilson Fannin, two daughters, Anita Vanderpool of route 1, Minford, OH, and Joyce Fannin of Gallipolis, OH; his mother, Minnie Fannin of Louisa, KY, three brothers, W. Ray Fannin of Prestonsburg, L. E. Fannin of Xenia, OH, Paul Fannin of Louisa, one sister, Miss Virginia Fannin of Louisa; one granddaughter and one grandson. Big Sandy News, May 20,1981

 

FERGUSON, Arthur

1918-1981

Funeral services for Arthur Ferguson, 63, Martha, were conducted May 14 at the Old Paint Church at Moon. Burial was in the family cemetery at Terryville. Mr. Ferguson died May 11. Mr. Ferguson was born March 29,1918 in Morgan County, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Keaton Ferguson and the late Newt Ferguson. He was a retired pipe fitter. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Martha Louise Reed Ferguson; two sons, Newt Ferguson of Keaton and Russell Ferguson of Martha; three brothers, Mrs.
Sandra Keaton and Mrs. Nancy Jackson, both of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Frances Curnutte of Martha and four sisters, Mrs. Eauline Gillum and Mrs. Juanita Gillum both of Martha, Mrs. Louella Keaton of Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Pearlie Sparks of Florida. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

GRAYSON, Rachel (Scarberry)

1896-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Rachel Grayson, 84, of route 3, Ashland, were conducted May 10 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Grayson family cemetery. Mrs. Grayson died May 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Grayson was born December 17, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Ida Young Scarberry. She was a life-long resident of this area and a member of the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church of Georges Creek. Her husband, Lace Grayson, died in 1970. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mille Rowe of route 3, Ashland, Mrs. Bessie Waddell of route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Irene Boggs of Walbridge, OH, Miss Anna Grayson route 3, Ashland, and Mrs. Callie Burch of Blaine; six sons, George L. Grayson of route 1, Ashland, Jack Grayson of route 2, Ashland, Chester Grayson of route 7 Ashland, Everette  and Estill Grayson, both of route 1, Louisa and Dean Grayson of Jarrettsville, MD; a sister, Mrs. Ina Smith of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Ed Scarberry of Circleville, OH and Heston Scarberry of Ohio; 34 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

HARDY, Everett

1905-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Everett Hardy, 75, of Grayson, were conducted May 5 in Malone Funeral Home by ministers, Russell Griffith and Jack Perry. Burial was in Hardy Cemetery, Elliott County. Mr. Hardy died May 3 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hardy was born March 4, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Rita Tilson Hardy. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Edsel Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ila Blevins Hardy; five sons, Ervin Hardy of Columbus, Todd Hardy of Grayson, Bill Hardy of Sugar Grove, OH, Everett Hardy, Jr., of Orient, OH, and Eddie Lee Hardy of Cincinnati two daughters,  Mrs. Lucy Jolly of Cardington, OH, and Mrs. Cosetta Young of Wurtland; three brothers, Estill hardy of Johns Run, John Hardy of Columbus and Jim Hardy of Calvert City; three sisters, Mrs. Lyda Blackburn of Columbus, and Mrs. Lillie Marshall and Mrs. Opal Sexton both of Willard; many grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

MCGUIRE, Ballard

1921-1981

Funeral services for Ballard McGuire, 59, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted April 30 at the Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Raymond Dingess. Burial was in McGuire Cemetery. Mr. McGuire died April 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. McGuire was born November 1, 1921 in Pike County, a son of the late Harvey and Goldie Ford McGuire. He worked as a painter and was a member of Painters' Logan 1972 in Ashland. Mr. McGuire also was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fonnie Weddington McGuire; three daughters, Mrs. Dianna Blevins of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Glenda Stearns of Holt, MI and Mrs. Theresa Taylor of route 1, Prichard, three son, James McGuire of Prichard, and Ballard D. McGuire and Gary McGuire, both of Kenova, WV; a brother, Pearl McGuire of Sciotoville, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Oldham, Mrs. Myrtle Munsey and Mrs. Edna McKinney all of Sciotoville, Mrs. Hazel Fitch of Fort Gay and Mrs. Nona Sanders of Prichard and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

NOE, Frank Eddie

1918-1981

Funeral services for Genoa, WV native Frank Eddie Noe, 62, of Wisconsin, were conduced May 1 in Tomah  with burial near Sparta. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 201. Mr. Noe died April 22 at the residence. He was born June 13, 1918 at Genoa, WV, a son of the late Sam and Grace Ball Noe. He married Deloris Rose Rediske June 128, 1944 and lived in Tomah most of their married life. He was employed as a cook at Fort McCoy for 10 years, World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Larry of Belvidere, IL, Gary of Beloit, and Charles of Tomah, four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lester of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Ruby Ramey of Jamestown, OH, Mrs. Kathryn Sword of Radnor, WV. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clovis, Clarence and Sam. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

O'BRYAN, Joseph L.

1889-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Joseph L. O'Bryan, 91, Ashland, were conducted May 11 in Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup with burial in Bellefonte Memorial Cemetery. The former Greenup resident died May 9 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. O'Bryan was born July 10, 1889, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Greenville and Abigail Pack, O'Bryan. He was a retired Chessie System postal clerk. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Meadows O'Bryan preceded him in death in 1956. Surviving are two sons, Carl O'Bryan of Fairbanks, Alaska and Joseph O'Bryan of Greenup; three daughters, Mrs. Alta Anderson of Paint Lick, Mrs. Helen Louisa Callihan of Greenup and Mrs. Nancy Collins of Frankfort; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

PELPHREY, Charles

1905-1981

Funeral services for Charles Pelfrey, 75, of Fort Gay were conducted May 12 in Heston Funeral Home by Dr. J. R. Smith, Jr. and Rev. Leno Morrison. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mr. Pelfrey died May 10 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Pelfrey was born September 21, 1905 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Ellen Huff Pelfrey. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virgie Lycan Pelfrey, a daughter Mrs. Donna Flavell of Beaverton, OR, three sons, Larry, David and John Pelfrey, all of Huntington, a brother, Earl Pelfrey of Echo, WV and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

PENNINGTON, Roman

1905-1981

Graveside services for former Ashlander Roman Pennington, 75, Gainesville, FL were conducted May 20 in Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Tom Vincell. Mr. Pennington died May 16 in a Gainesville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Pennington was born July 28, 1905 in Elliott County, a son of the late James L. and Manda Greenwood Pennington. He was a retired postal clerk. Surviving are his wife, Louise Gofney Pennington; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Simpson of Louisa and Mrs. Mary Lou Mason of Gainesville; two sons, Charles R. Pennington, Jr. of Del Mar, CA and Robert Pennington of Bay City, TX; three sisters, Miss Celia Pennington of Ashland, Mrs. Laura Kercheval of Lexington and Mrs. Elizabeth Hale of Huntsville, AL; two brothers, James L. Pennington of Ashland and J. Bill Pennington of Kenova; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

POPE, Janice

1981-1981

Graveside rites were conducted May 3 for infant Janice Pope, daughter of Ronald Douglas and Laura Susan Childers Pope, route 1, Louisa in Short Cemetery. She was dead at birth April 30 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Short and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Childers all of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

RIGGS, Rev. Emmett, Sr.

1910-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native the Rev. Emmett Riggs, Sr., 70, of Harts, WV, were conducted April 30 in Chapman Memorial Tabernacle by the Rev. Douglas Young with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV. Rev. Riggs died April 27 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. The Rev. Mr. Riggs was born April 30, 1910 in Lawrence county, a son of the late Wilford and Fannie Boggs Riggs. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Chapman Memorial Tabernacle at Harts and was a Freewill Baptist minister. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Brickey Riggs, a daughter, Mrs. Dolores David of Kirtland, OH; a son, Emmett B. Riggs, Jr., of Willoughby, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Williams, Mrs. Gladys Haney and Mrs. Esta Diamond, all of Kentucky and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

ROBERTS, Stella (Carter)

1889-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Stella Roberts, 91, of New Boston, OH were conducted April 29 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died April 26, in Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Roberts was born December 12, 1889 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Frank and Belle Clarkson Carter. Her husband, Marion Roberts died in 1951. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ann Duncan of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Gypsie Vipperman of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Ruby Woodrum of Portsmouth, four sons, Ollie Roberts of Louisa, James H. Roberts of New Boston, Arlie W. Roberts of Rittman, OH and Henry E. Roberts of Portsmouth, 28 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

RYLAND, Joseph Kendall

1908-1981

Funeral services for J. K, Ryland, 73, of route 1, Fort Gay, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 in Tabors Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Kendall died May 25 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born April 27, 1908 at Flat Gap, KY, a son of the late Sidney and Almetea Williams Ryland. He was a retired welder from ACF Corp. in Huntington and a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Fraley Ryland; one daughter, Mrs. Ted Cyrus of Fort Gay; two sons, Syd Ryland and Charles Ryland both of Fort Gay, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1981

 

SALYERS, Hodley R.

1909-1981

Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Hodley R. Salyers, 72, of Mount Sterling, OH, were conducted May 13, in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Salyers died May 10 in a Columbus hospital. Mr. Salyers was born Jan 11, 1909 at Flat Gap, a son of Mrs. Nora McKenzie Salyers of Louisa and the late J. R. Salyers. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Helen Ferguson Salyers; two sons, Ralph Salyers of Mount Sterling and Paul Salyers of Circleville, OH; a daughter Mrs. Barbara Cochran of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Chaffins of Louisa; five brothers, Troy, Otchel, Earl and Orville Salyers, all of Louisa, and Charles Salyers of Bluefield, WV; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

SAMMONS, Samuel Lee

1912-1981

Funeral services for Samuel Lee Sammons, 68, route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 13 in Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. William Keens. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Sammons died May 11 in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Sammons was bron May 12, 1912, in Martin County, a son of the late Joe and Maggie Hannah Sammons. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Allen Sammons, four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Cook and Mrs. Donna Clark, both of Canton, OH and Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson and Mrs. Robin Hatten, both of Ashland, two sons, Kenneth and Rick Sammons both of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Davis of Ruth and Mrs. Mildred Penix of Mogadore, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Grace Blondham of Florida; two half brothers, Lunda Clark of Akron, OH and Charley Clark of Ashland; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

SAVAGE, David

1960-1981

Funeral services for David Savage, 20, route 1, Webbville, were conducted May 15 in the Willard Christian Church by ministers, Gary Sparks and Harold Boggs. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Savage died as the result of injuries received in a head-on collision early May 13 on KY  south of Grayson. Mr. Savage was born June 19, 1960 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Martha Sparks Savage of route 1, Webbville and the late Warren Savage. He was a boilermaker. Surviving in addition to his mother, are 7 brothers, James W. Savage of Grayson, and Phillip A., Donnie R., Ronnie, Doulas, Glen and George W. Savage, all of Webbville; and four sisters, Mrs. Delores Boggs of Lowmansville, Mrs. Janice Lake of Waterloo, IA and Mrs. Betty Jackson and Miss Donna Sue Savage both of Webbville. Big Sandy News, May 20,1981

 

SAWYER, Chester

1907-1981

Funeral services for Chester Sawyer, 73, route 1, Webbville, were conducted May 10 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Sawyer-Wright Cemetery. Mr. Sawyer died May 8 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Sawyer was born July 8, 1907 at Webbville, a son of the late Greenville and Della Wright Sawyer. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Webb Sawyer, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Bernice Ritchie of Elyria, OH and Mrs. Robert Spangler of Orient, OH; a son, Clinton W. Sawyer of Columbus; nine grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

SHORT, Harlan Lee

1904-1981

Funeral services for Harlan Lee Short, 76, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted May 24 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Short died May 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Short was born May 2y7, 1904 in Floyd County, a son of the late Will and Margaret Elma Short. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Waddle Short; two sons, Donald Short of Louisa and George Cecil Short of Anniston, AL; five daughters, Mrs. Parthenia Rowland, Mrs. Lydia Robertson and Mrs. Linda Kise, all of Louisa, Mrs. Isabell Frederick of Parma, OH and Mrs. Faye McGlone of Creston, OH; three sisters Mrs. Irene Evans of Huntington, Mrs. Ivie Fyffe of Louisa and Mrs. Virgie Johnson of St. Paul, VA; three brothers, Orville, Bill and Elmer Short, all of Huntington; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 27,1981

 

SMITH, Clyde

1911-1981

Funeral services for Clyde Smith, 69, of Blaine, were conducted May 4 in the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Smith died May 1 at the residence, following a sudden illness. Mr. Smith, was born July 12, 1911, a son of the late George and Della Bryant Smith. He was a farmer. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Elva Adams of Raymond, OH, Mrs. Ivan Young of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Robert Slone of London, OH, and Mrs. Frankie Lyon of Blaine; and two brothers, Luther and Cline Smith both of Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

SPILLMAN, Sgt. Willie

1949-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Sgt. Willie Spillman, 31, Buena Vista, VA were conducted May 15 in the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. David Boggs and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Sgt. Spillman died in Salem, VA VA Medical Center, May 11. Sgt. Spillman was born September 15, 1949 in Louisa a son of Willie Sr. and Shirley Kitchen Spillman of Webbville. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Diana Spillman; a daughter, Miss Stephanie Gwen Spillman, at home, two brothers, the Rev. Frank Spillman of Prestonsburg and David L. Spillman of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Attock of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Katherine Shaffin of Johnstown, OH. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

STEELE, Greenville G.

1909-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Greenville G. Steele, 72, route 3, Grayson, were conducted May 6 in Malone Funeral Home with burial in Pierce Cemetery. Mr. Steele died May 2. Mr. Steele was born January 16, 1909 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James O. and Ollie Boggs Steele. He was a member of the Crane Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the state highway department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ova Evans Steele; two sons, Lowell C. Steele of route 3, Grayson and Curtis Steele of Grayson, two daughters, Mrs. Elois Thompson of Columbus and Mrs. Rita Blevins of Kenova, WV; a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Runyon of Portsmouth; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

WALLACE, Milza

1912-1981

Funeral services for Milza Wallace, 69, of route 2, Louisa were conducted May 10 in the Cherryville Baptist Church with burial in McClure Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died May 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Wallace was born September 5, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lon and Ethel Edwards Wallace. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Bridmore Wallace; five daughters, Mrs. Kathy Smith, Miss Jackie Wallace, Mrs. Rachel McKinsie, Mrs. Minnie Crawford and Mrs. Frances Castle, all of route 2, Louisa, a son, Michael Wallace at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Rowe of Salyersville, Mrs. Nellie Castle of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. Pearl Horn of Rockcastle; five brothers, Willard and Thomas Wallace, both of route 2, Louisa, Pearlie Wallace of Huntington, Joe Wallace of Ulysses and Ross Wallace of Sandusky and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1981

 

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Eliza Jane Pridemore Wallace, 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

 

WHEELER, Otis

1912-1981

Funeral services for Blaine native, Otis Wheeler, 68, of Ashland were conducted at 11 a.m. May 6 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Shockey. Burial was to be in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wheeler died May 3 at the residence. Mr. Wheeler was born July 8, 1912, at Blaine, a son of the late Charlie and Mary Cordle Wheeler. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 of Blaine, the Scottish Rite, Apperson Chapter 81 of Ashland, the Ashland Chapter 119 Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine, Boyd County Senior Citizens Club, the Armco Veterans Club, was a Kentucky Colonel and retired from Armco, Inc. in the coating zinc department. He was a member of the Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Ruth Young Wheeler, a daughter Mrs. Donald Wellman of Ashland, a son, Roger Wheeler of Ashland; a stepson, Frank Hamilton of Ashland, a brother, Maynard Wheeler of Dayton, OH, a sister, Mrs. Arthur Hall of Ashland and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1981

 

YOUNG, Esther (Evans)

1903-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther E. Young, 78, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted May 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Young was born January 8, 1903, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Hayes Evans. She was a retired postmaster at Cherokee, a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a retired Lawrence County school teacher. Her husband, David Mayo Young died in 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James A. Rogers of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ray L. Rogers of Grayson and Mrs. James Clark of Tollesboro; two sons, Harold and Paul Young both of route 1, Webbville, a sister, Mrs. Julia Martin of Columbus, three brothers, Everett Evans of Marysville, OH, James Evans of Columbus and Max Evans of Pataskala, OH; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1981

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ADAMS, Eskell

1895-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Eskell Adams, 85, Wheaton, MD, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adams died June 20. Mr. Adams was born October 17, 1895, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Corey and Delia Large Adams. He was a retired salesman with the R. J. Reynolds Co., a 50 years Mason and a lieutenant in the Army in World War I. His wife, Mrs. Maude E. Thompson Adams, died in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eskline Adams Jones of Silver Springs, MD; a sister, Mrs. Ursella Burchett of Akron, OH and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

BLACKBURN, Minnie (Childers)

1898-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Blackburn, 83, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Harold Bond and Roger Jordan. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Blackburn died June 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Blackburn was born February 18, 1898 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Charlie and Millie Thompson Childers. Surviving are her husband, Ora Blackburn; three daughters, Mrs. Jettie Frazee and Mrs. Edith Mae Keller, both of Columbus and Mrs. Jean Castle of Louisa; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1981

 

BOYCE, Jessie

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Boyce, 69, Steptown, WV, were conducted June 8 in Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home in Inez with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. She died June 6 at the residence. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edith Pack of Louisa, three other daughters, and seven sons. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1981

 

BURKE, Ben

1915-1981

Funeral services for Buchanan native Ben Burke, 66, of Savage Branch in Boyd County, were conducted June 19 in Whites Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Dean, Rev. Edward Gilbert and Rev. Wayne Hemphill. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Burke was born May 11, 1915, at Buchanan, a son of the late Ben and Emma Bryan Burke. He retired in 1980 as a marine department employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. He was a member of Whites Creek United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Wright Burke; two sons, Benjamin T. Burke of Raceland and Paul David Burke of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Courtney and Mrs. Opal Arey, both of route 2 Catlettsburg and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

CHARLES, James A.

1914-1981

Funeral services for James A. Charles, 66, Louisa, were conducted June 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery. Mr. Charles died June 14 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Charles was born December 1, 1914 at Ulysses, a son of the late William and Nancy Edwards Charles. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona Howard Charles; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mrs. Hattie Lowe, both of Louisa, and Miss Linda Lou Thompson at home; two sons, L. B. Charles of Lowmansville and Thomas Charles of Ulysses; a sister, Lizzie Charles of Waverly, OH; a brother, Steve Charles of Columbus; and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1981

 

DEAN, Walter Scott

1905-1981

Funeral services for Walter Scott Dean, 76, Fort Gay were conducted June 2 in Tabors Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Tuley and the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Dean Cemetery. Mr. Dean, candidate for Fort Gay Council, died May 30 in Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Dean was born December 3, 1905 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Lee and Esther Maynard Dean. He was a retired engineer who worked for the state of West Virginia for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Dean; three daughters, Mrs. Esther Laney Lance of Louisa, Mrs. Faye Todd of Wooster, OH and Ruby Hayes at home; three sons, Bascom Lee Dean of Rittman, OH, Paul Edward Dean of Blackstone, VA and Thomas Dean of Fort Gay; 40 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1981

 

DIAMOND, Rebecca (Jobe)

1896-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Jobe Diamond, 84, of Louisa, were conducted June 11 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Austin-Diamond Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died June 8 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Diamond was born August 29, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Cordelia Chaffin Jobe. She was a lifelong member of the Fallsburg Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Effa Patton of Port St. Lucie, FL and Mrs. Grace Whitaker of Richmond, IN; two sons, Howard Diamond of route 3 Louisa, and Ray Diamond of route 4, Louisa; brother, Dewey Jobe of Huntsville, AL; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1981

 

ENDICOTT, Herbert

Funeral services for Herbert Endicott, 76, of Fort Gay were conducted June 19 in the Salt Peter Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Endicott was born April 9 in Martin County, a son of the late Josh and Alice Justice Endicott. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western railway. His wife, Mrs. Lula Pauley Endicott, died in January of this year. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Beulah Flack of Louisville, Mrs. Hazel Murphy of Kermit, WV, Mrs. Nancy Sammons of Beauty, Mrs. Opal Colbott of Duo, WV, and Mrs. Essie Bowen of North Carolina; and four brothers, Arthur Endicott of Milo, William Endicott of Pulaski, VA, Lambert Endicott of Sandusky, OH and Raymond Endicott of Stone Mountain, GA. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

HARDWICK, Julia (Perkins)

1910-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Julia Hardwick, 71, of Huntington, were conducted June 23, in Huntington with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hardwick died June 21 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Hardwick was born April 10, 1910, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Henry and Sidney Hicks Perkins. She was a retired employee of Enslow Junior High School Cafeteria and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her husband, the Rev. Alva V. Hardwick, died in February of this year. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Greta J. Wiley of Raceland; a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Blake of Huntington; a brother, Lee Perkins of Webbville, six half brothers, two step brothers, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

KAZEE, William Clyde

Funeral services for former chairman of the Lawrence County GOP, fox hunter, horse breeder and auctioneer William Clyde Kazee were conducted June 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. W. Holcomb. Mr. Kazee, 68, died June 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Kazee, of Little East Fork, was very active in civic and political affairs. He was a former chairman of the county Republican party; past member of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, member of the GOP National Security Council and past member of the FIVCO Area Development Council. Mr. Kazee was a director of the National Fox Hunters Association; member of the U. S. Fox and Wolf Hunters Hall of Fame; and past president of Kentucky Fox Hunters Association; member of the Blue Ribbon Fox Hunter' s Association; member of National Saddle Horse Breeders Association and Capitol Hill Club of Washington, D.C. He was a licensed auctioneer in Kentucky and West Virginia; served twice as president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau and was a cattle breeder. Mr. Kazee was born October 16, 1912 at Sitka, in Johnson County, a son of the late Charlie and Lockie Burchett Kazee of Tom's Creek. He married the former Betty Adams May 23, 1938, residing most of their married life in Lawrence County. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Sue Hall of Lebanon, OH and one sister, Freda Miller of Baltimore, MD. Burial was in Kazee Cemetery, Tom's Creek. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

KINNER, Charles

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Charles Kinner, 80, formerly of Ashland, were conducted June 2 in the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Kinner died May 29 in St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX following a brief illness. He was a retired auto dealer and had lived in Houston for the past 14 years. A native of Lawrence County, KY he was the son of the late James and Mericy Hogan Kinner. He is survived by one sister, Ida Rice of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1981

 

KINNER, Helen Louise

1917-1981

Graveside rites for Helen Louise Kinner, 63, of Louisa were conducted June 8 at Kinner Cemetery, route 2 Catlettsburg. She died June 6. Ms. Kinner was born December 27, 1917 in Greenup, a daughter of Coon and Edith Warnock Kinner. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1981

 

PETERS, Herbert

1900-1981

Funeral services for Herbert Peters, 81, of Fort Gay, were conducted June 20 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Peters died June 16 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Peters was born May 18, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jarrett and Jane Music Peters. He was a retired employee of Armco Inc. and a member of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Gladys E. Ratliff Peters, died in 1974. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eriza Pinson of Logan, WV; three brothers, Lakin and Welzie Peters, of Huntington and Dover J. Peters of Maitland, FL. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

SPARKS, Glen R.

1904-1981

Funeral services for Martha native, Glen R. Sparks, 77, of Ashland, were conducted June 20 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Cathy. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Sparks died June 17 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Sparks was born February 6, 1904 at Martha, a son of the late Lewis F. and Melvina Skaggs Sparks. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was a self-employed barber and owned and operated a barber shop on 29th and Holt Street. He came to Ashland in 1929. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Click Sparks, a son, Carl Sparks of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Ted Moore of Ashland and Mrs. Ruth JoAnn Gilletly of Putney, GA; a sister, Mrs. Paul Ratliff of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 24, 1981

 

STEVENS, Elisha Morgan

1902-1981

Funeral services fro Elisha Morgan Stevens, 78, route 1, Webbville, were conducted May 29 in Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers, Russell Griffith and Ennis Lewis, Jr. Burial was in the Stevens family cemetery. Mr. Stevens died May 27. Mr. Stevens was born August 21, 1902 in Elliott County, a son of the late John C. and Sarah Holbrook Stevens. He was a member of the Blaine Trace Enterprise Baptist church and was a retired employee of Armco Inc.'s Ashland Works. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Wheeler Stevens, six sons, James Stevens of Newport, Elisha Stevens, Jr., of Ashland, Ernest Lee Stevens of Hitchins, John C. and Joe Stevens, both of Mount Gilead, OH and Robert Stevens of Greenup; six daughters, Mrs. Martha Abplanalp and Mrs. Mary Bryant both of Newport, Mrs. Clara Mae Rucker of Grayson, Mrs. Beulah Faye Rucker and Mrs. Sarah Bell Hicks, both of Webbville, and Mrs. Patricia Kay Maddox of Columbus, a stepson, John Brammer of  Williamston, NC; two step daughters, Mrs. Becky Blankenship of Monisville, NC and Mrs. Jane Campbell of Morristown, TN; four brothers, Benjamin Stevens of Jamestown, OH, Robert Stevens of Franklin Furnace, OH, Ike Stevens of Biloxi, Miss., and Joe Stevens of Bellview; three sisters, Mrs. Sinda Sagraves of Willard, Mrs. Sarah Dunckley of Biloxi and Mrs. Mary Robinson of Walton; 45 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1981

 

THOMPSON, John Levi

1908-1981

Funeral services for John Levi (Buddy) Thompson, 73, of Webbville, were conducted June 13 in the Willard Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Graves. Burial was in Greenlawn  Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died June 10 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born March 28, 1908, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Milton and Samantha Webb Thompson. He was a tipple foreman with the Island Creek Coal Co. for 39 years and a member of the Willard Masonic Grand Lodge 626 F &AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Webb Thompson; two sons, Paris Milton Thompson of Spring Grove, IL and Lawrence Ray Thompson, of Milwaukee, WS; three sisters, Mrs. Gracie Webb of Webbville, Mrs. Herb Dillon of Wayne, WV, and Mrs. Jewell Slone of Dayton, OH, two brothers, Wilson Thompson of Lexington and Paul Thompson of Oberlin, OH and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 17,1981

 

WELLMAN, Earl (Jack)

1924-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Earl (Jack) Wellman, 57, of Columbus, were conducted May 31 at the Webb Chapel Church with burial in Wellman Cemetery. He died May 28 in Columbus. Mr. Wellman was born April 11, 1924 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Flossie Spillman Wellman of Columbus and the late Jay Wellman. Surviving in addition to his mother, are two sisters, Mrs. Gary Blake of Columbus and Mrs. Harris Adams of Jackson, MI; five brothers, Kenneth, Lucian, Berill and Lon Wellman, all of Columbus and Loran Wellman of Reynoldsburg, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, June 3, 1981

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ADAMS, Mollie (Hayes)

1890-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mollie Hayes Adams, 91, Ashland, were conducted June 29 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died June 25 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born March 25, 1890, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Jane Cordle Hayes. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Charles Adams of Ashland and Herschell Adams of Greenup; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Godderdam of Columbus and Mrs. Agnes Adams of Seattle, WA; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

ADKINS, Grover D.

1940-1981

Funeral services for former public defender and Louisa City Attorney Grover D. Adkins, 40, of Louisa were conducted July 17 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adkins died of a bullet wound to the chest the morning of July 14. He was found in the residence and died a short time later in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Adkins was born August 11, 1940, a son of Grover Adkins of Fort Gay and the late Ethel May Doss Adkins. He was a graduate of Harvard University School of Law, Berea College and a veteran of Vietnam War. Additional survivors include step mother, Sarah Ruth Adkins of Fort Gay; foster parents, Opal and Elmer Adkins of Louisa, one son, Jonathan Adkins of Louisville; four sisters, Mrs. John W. Reid of Louisa, Mrs. Ellis Taylor of Tucson, AZ and Misses Stephanie Adkins and Theda Adkins both at home; one brother, Karl Adkins of Louisa and the maternal grandfather, Fred Doss of Fort Gay. Lawrence County Coroner John Ryan said an investigation continues as to the death with some laboratory work being done by the Kentucky Department of Human Resources laboratory in Frankfort. He was not sure whether a coroner's inquest will be necessary. The probe is being conducted by Kentucky Police Detective C. C. Johns, Trooper Randy Noble and Sheriff Dan Harman. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

CHAFFIN, Okey V.

1897-1981

Funeral services for  Okey V. Chaffin, 84, of Louisa, were conducted July 13 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died July 10 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Chaffin was born March 16, 1897 at route 3, Louisa, a son of late Kenis and Virginia Short Chaffin. He was a retired steelworker. His wife, Mrs. Alma Kitchen Chaffin, died in 1931. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Donna Wellman of Columbus, OH, two sons, Vaughn and Don Chaffin of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Jobe of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Effie Westfall and Lula Chaffin of Louisa; two brothers, Dennie Chaffin and Charlie Chaffin of Louisa; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1981

 

COOPER, Wilbur L.

1956-1981

Funeral services for Wilbur L. Cooper, 24, of Route 1, Webbville, killed Sunday afternoon in a KY 7 traffic accident were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Cherokee by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in Cooper Cemetery. Mr. Cooper was killed on KY 7 near Sandy Hook when the motorcycle he ws operating sped out of control, about 4 p.m. on a curve, into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper George Cyrunk. He died about 5:50 p.m. Sunday in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Cooper was born September 29, 1956, a son of Willie and Hannah Moore Cooper. He was a construction worker. Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Thelma Cooper, no address available, Mrs. Shirley Osborne of Blaine and Mrs. Marlene Fyffe of Grayson; and four brothers, Norman Cooper of Ashland, Raymond Cooper of Wheelersburg, OH, Eddie Cooper, no address and Arlie Cooper of Webbville, Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

COPLEY, Benjamin

1894-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Benjamin Copley, 87, of route 1, Ashland, were conducted July 16, in the Bear Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace, the Rev. J. L. Moore and the Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Copley died July 13 in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Copley was born April 24, 1894, in Lawrence County a son of the late William and Sara Holly Copley. He was a retired Chessie System employee and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Sophia Byington Copley, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Gobel Copley, Sr. of route 1, Ashland, Jack Copley of route 1, Catlettsburg, and Paul Copley of Rittman, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Vippus and Mrs. Freda Price, both of Butler, IN; two sisters, Miss Goldie Copley and Mrs. Viola Thompson, both of Hunt, WV, 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

DICKINSON, Lelia

1890-1981

Funeral services for former Louisan Mrs. Lelia Dickinson, 91, of Winfield, WV were conducted July 21 in St. Albans with burial in Cunningham Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Dickinson died July 18 in Louisa. Mrs. Dickinson was born May 2, 1890. Her husband, frank Dickinson preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Joe B. Dickinson of Winfield and Elmer G. Dickinson of Kermit, WV; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

HALL, Ira

Funeral services for Ira Hall, 85, of Louisa, were conducted Wednesday July 22 at 2 p.m. in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. James  A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hall died July 19 at 4:45 p.m. at the residence. He was a disabled veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Hall of Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Cox of Red Jacket, WV, two sons, Harold Hall of Louisa and Phillip S. Hall of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Angeline Chapman of Williamson, WV; one brother, Robert Hall of Inez. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

HENSLEY, Malcolm C.

1891-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native, Malcolm C. Hensley, 89, of route 2, Louisa were conducted 10 a.m. Sunday July 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Hensley died Thursday, July 23 at the Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Hensley was born November 1, 1891 at route 2, Louisa, son of the late Porter and Cordia Dawson Hensley. He was a member of the F & AM Apperson Lodge 195 and was a Kentucky Colonerl. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Hunt Hensley and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in See Cemetery. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1981

 

HOLBROOK, Hobart (Tub)

Funeral services for Hobart (Tub) Holbrook, 64, of route 1, Webbville, were July 21 in Webb Chapel Church conducted by the Rev. Jack Perry with burial in Rube Adams Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook died July 19 at 6:30 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Holbrook; one daughter, Mrs. Fern Bullock of Columbus; four sons, Roger Holbrook, Jerry Holbrook, Jack Holbrook, all of Grove City, OH, and Joe Holbrook of Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Norman of Columbus and Mrs. Pauline Patton both of Columbus; two brothers, Homer Holbrook of Webbville and Ray Holbrook of Wethersfield, CT; three step children, two great grandchildren; 11 grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

HOLT, John Michael

Funeral services for retired merchant John M. (Michael) Holt, 85, of Fort Gay, were conducted July 3 in the Salt Peter Church with burial in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Holt died June 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving the retired railroad worker are his wife, Opal Vanhoose Trent Holt; four daughters, Mrs. Harley Greathouse of Fort Gay, Mrs. Harold Puckett and Mrs. Arthur Wellman both of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. William E. Nelson of Middleville, MI and two sons, Clyde E. Holt of Fort Gay and Charles J. Holt of Carroll, OH; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1981

 

LAMBERT, Rosie Ella (Moore)

1897-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Ella Lambert, 83, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted July 10 in Young Funeral Home . Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Lambert died July 7 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Lambert was born December 29, 1897 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Link and Rebecca Mullins Moore. She was a housewife. Her husband, Allen Lambert, died in 1977. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Carter of Tampa, Fl and Mrs. Mary Moore of route 4, Louisa; two sons, John Lambert of Wurtland and James C. Lambert of Williamstown, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Angeline Bradley of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Mary Alley of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Charline Ford of St. Albans, WV; a brother, McKinley Moore of Jefferson County; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1981

 

LITTERAL, Nancy (Pennington)

1924-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Nancy Litteral, 56, of Ashland, were conducted July 13 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Litteral died July 11 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Litteral was born November 27,1924 in Webbville, a daughter of the late George and Susie Robinson Pennington. Surviving are her husband, Hobart Litteral; a daughter, Mrs. Pataricia Ann Claxton of Ashland, a brother, Woodrow W. Pennington of Webbville; five sisters, Mrs. Ray Floyd, Mrs. John Bentley and Mrs. Russell Jones, all of Ashland, and Misses Irene and Ruth Pennington both of Webbville and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, July 15, 1981

 

MASSIE, Estalla (Hodge)

1893-1981

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Estalla Massie, 87, of Rittman, OH, were conducted July 3 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Rue Cavins and Rev. Stanley Skeans with burial in Strother Cemetery at Hubbardstown, WV. Mrs. Massie died June 29 in Rittman following an extended illness. Mrs. Massie was born August 10, 1893 at Prichard, WV, a daughter of the late Noah and Nancy Skeens Hodge. Survivors include seven

of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Audrey Winchell of Rittman, Mrs. Ardith Boyes of Prichard, Mrs. Bertha Perry of Wadsworth, OH, Mrs. Odessa Williams, of Poland, OH, Mrs. Mata Smith of Fort Gay; five sons, Burgess Massie of Fort Gay, Lloyd Massie of Rittman, Charles Massie of Monroe Falls, OH, James Massie, Jr. of Medina, OH, Homer Massie of Prichard, one brother, Eldrie Hodge of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Leona Conley of Franklin, OH; 33 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1981

 

MAYNARD, Samuel V. Jr.

1915-1981

Funeral services for Samuel Vinson Maynard, Jr. 66, of Louisa were conducted June 28 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Sherman McGown and the Rev. Sammy Feye. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died June 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Born June 23, 1915, at Louisa, he was a son of the late Samuel and Fannie Branham Maynard. Surviving are his wife, Isabelle Parsley Maynard; a son, Billy Sam Maynard of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Goble of Louisa and Mrs. Diva Collins of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

MCCOY, Richard A. Sr.

1932-1981

Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Richard A. McCoy, Sr., 48, of Youngstown, OH, were conducted June 29 in Fallsburg Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in McCoy Cemetery. Mr. McCoy died June 24 in Youngstown following a brief illness. Born August 28, 1932 he was a son of Jarvis and Grace Runyon McCoy of Youngstown. Surviving in addition to his parents, are two daughters, Anna Louise and Katherina Elizabeth McCoy, both at home; a son, Richard McCoy, Jr. at home and two brothers, Fred McCoy and William McCoy, both of North Jackson, OH. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

MOORE, Brenda (Salyers)

1958-1981

Funeral services for Brenda M. Moore, 23, of Pilgrim, KY, were conducted July 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died at the residence June 29 following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born February 2, 1958 at Johnstown, OH, a daughter of Bertell and Emma Jane Wheeler Salyers of Louisa. Additional survivors are her husband, Ester L. Moore of Pilgrim; one daughter, Sarah Moore at home; five brothers, Sam Salyers of Johnstown, OH, Doug Salyers, of Columbus, Tom Salyers of Arkansas, David and Donald Salyers, both of Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Sandra Moore of Pilgrim,  Mrs. Pam Bell of Columbus and Carla Salyers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1981

 

RATCLIFF, Billie Gary

Funeral services for Billie G. Ratcliff, 39, route 1, Fort Gay, were to be Wednesday July 22 at 10 a.m. in the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Herman Wellman and the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial will be in the Christian Cemetery route 1, Prichard. Mr. Ratcliff died from drowning July 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Big Sandy River. Survivors include his wife, Dottie Lou Johnson Ratcliff; three sons, Johnny B. Ratcliff, at home, Kevin H. Ratcliff and David L. Ratcliff of Fort Adkinson, WS; parents, Henry Ratcliff of Ashalnd and Jessie Ratcliff of route 1, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Christine Castle of Fort Gay and one brother Goodwin Ratcliff of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

SALMONS, Luther

1922-1981

Funeral services for Luther Salmons, 58, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted June 26 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Salmons died June 23. Mr. Salmons was born December 20, 1922 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Randolph and Nettie Marcum Salmons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louisa Waller Salmons; two daughters, Miss Ruby Salmons of Louisa and Mrs. Marcelle Meade of Fort Gay; four sons, Wilt and Ralph Salmons, both of Fort Gay, Lawrence Salmons of Ceredo, and Michael Salmons of Kenova; a sister, Mrs. Harold Damron of Mount Gay, WV; a half brother, Lawrence Varney of Columbus and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

SPAIN, Edna (Billups)

Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Mrs. Edna Billups Spain, 87, were conducted June 30 in Crew, VA with burial in Burkville, VA. Mrs. Spain died June 28 in Crew. Survivors include two brothers, Ramsey Billups, Paul Billups, two sisters, Aradaine Robinette and Marie Loar of Fort Gay, WV. She was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Billups of Fort Gay and the widow of William Spain. Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1981

 

THOMPSON, Ockley (Estep)

1909-1981
Funeral services for Mrs. Ockley Thompson, 71, of route 1, Louisa were conducted June 27, in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Gallie Isaac and Kay Junior Thompson. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died June 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born July 25, 1909 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca McKinster Estep. Her husband, Graydon Thompson died in 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Loraine Edwards of route 1, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Lesta Robinette and Mrs. Lula Thompson, both of route 3, Louisa; two brothers, Kay and Edgell Estep, both of route 3, Louisa and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1981

 

WEBB, Roscoe Allen

1917-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Roscoe Allen Webb, 63, of Columbus, were conducted July 21 in a Whitehall church with burial in Glen Rest Cemetery in Reynoldsburg. Mr. Webb died July 19 in a Columbus hospital. He was retired from Rockwell International and a disabled World War II veteran, awarded the Silver Star and Oak Leaf Cluster. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline Boggs Webb; two sons, Michael Webb, Ronald R. Webb, both of Columbus; two daughters, Debbie Nessley of Ohio and Linda Mollett of Ashland; one brother, Virgil Webb of Columbus; four sisters, Ruth Carter and Anna Jean Price both of Columbus, Gladys Shieley of Los Angeles, CA and Thelma Young of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 29, 1981

 

WHITES, Marsha Lynn

Funeral services for Mrs. Marsha Lynn Whites, 27, of Louisa were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the First Christian Church of Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Whites died July 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Wyatt (Reggie) Whites; one son, Reginald John D. Whites, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hager Moore of Louisa; one sister, Ms. Venda Lee Akers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 22, 1981

 

YOUNG, Harry

1911-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Harry Young, 70, of Williamsport, OH, were conducted July 1, in Devenbaugh Wise Funeral Home with burial in Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport. Mr. Young died June 27 in Berger Hospital. Born May 3, 1911, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Martin and Martha Holbrook Young. He was a retired employee of Orient State Institute. Survivors include his wife, Cora Jackson Young; one son, Paul of Williamsport; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Cox, Williamsport; two brothers, William of Blaine and Johnnie of Webbville, three sisters, Mrs. Arlie Pigg of Louisa, Mrs. William Caldwell of Plain City and Mrs. Mont Deerfield of Blaine; four grandchildren, Sherley Cox, Todd Young, Tricia Young and Erin Young. Big Sandy News, July 8, 1981

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CHAFFIN, Eliza

1908-1981

Funeral services for Eliza Chaffin, 72, of 201 Pocahontas St. Louisa were August 18, in Heston Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Chaffin Cemetery. Miss Chaffin was born September 20, 1908 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Noah and Mary Isabelle Adams Chaffin. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Nola Lawson, Pearl Chaffin and Laura Chaffin, all of Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Chaffin of East Liverpool, OH, Cora Chaffin of Catlettsburg, and Hazel Chaffin of Rossmoyne, OH; four brothers, Phil Chaffin of Louisa, Luther Chaffin of route 1, Webbville, Stanley Chaffin of Fallsburg and Lindsey Chaffin of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1981

 

FLEMING, Martha

Funeral services for Martha Fleming, 14 months old daughter of Bill Fleming were conducted August 24 in the Christian Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died August 22. Additional survivors include four sisters, Theresa, Oatha Mae and Bernice Fleming, all at home, and Mrs. Mary Ritchey of Knott County; two brothers, Frank David Fleming of Louisa and Billy Gene Fleming of Ison; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith Fleming of Louisa, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Oatha Gibson of Kosta; and the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Alice Combs of Hazard. Her mother Mrs. Martha Fleming died in 1980. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1981

 

FLOYD, Leslie Charles

1909-1981

Funeral services for Leslie Charles Floyd, 71, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted August 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Mark Isaac with burial in Kirk Cemetery. Mr. Floyd died August 12. Mr. Floyd was born September 9, 1909 at Pleasureville, a son of the late William and Minnie Cubbage Floyd. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joy Kirk Floyd; two daughters, Miss Patricia Kirk of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Beverly Hall of Liberty, WV; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1981

 

FYFFE, Coonie (Williams)

1897-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Coonie W. Fyffe of Stone Mountain, GA were conducted in Warner Robbins, GA with burial there. Mrs. Fyffe died August 21, in a Decatur, GA hospital. Mrs. Fyffe was the widow of Proctor J. Fyffe. She was a native of Johnson County, but lived in Louisa for many years prior to moving to Georgia. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Reva F. Sexton, Stone Mountain, Mrs. Jean F. Evans, West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Hermalee F. Morris, Tempe, AZ; one sister, Mrs. Erie Fyffe, Allegan, MI, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1981

 

MARCUM, Roy B.

Funeral services for Roy B. Marcum, 52, route 5, Louisa, state mine inspector, were conducted August 24 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Marcum's body was found about noon on August 22 at a Ridgeway Mining Co., mine, and is believed to have died from a heart attack, according to funeral home sources. Mr. Marcum was born at Webb, WV, a son of Frank and Ella Sparks Marcum of route 5, Louisa, Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Gloria Maynard Marcum; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Sue Marconnet of Princeton, WV and Mrs. Sandra Lee Adkins of Bluefield, WV; two brothers, Bill Marcum of Louisa and Robert Marcum of Auburn, ME and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1981

 

MCKENZIE, Ova

1904-1981

Funeral services for Ova McKenzie, 77, of Martha were conducted August 6 in Cold Springs United Baptist Church by Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Buel Ferguson. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget. Mr. McKenzie died August 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born July 13, 1904, in Johnson County, a son of the late Joe Lee and Loucina McKenzie. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc. and a member of the United Baptist Church. His first wife, Mrs. Esta Blanton McKenzie, died in 1968. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Sparks McKenzie, five sons, Elder Eual McKenzie of Fuget, Eugene, Paul and Joe Proctor McKenzie, all of Columbus and Ora D. McKenzie of Flat Gap, three daughters, Mrs. Jewell Skaggs of Owensboro, Mrs. Maxie Segraves of Lexington and Mrs. Hattie Wilson of Keaton; three brothers, Dolthie and Willie McKenzie of Fuget and Charlie McKenzie of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Delva Wheeler of Waverly, OH, 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1981

 

MILLER, Dollie

1893-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dollie Miller, 88, Milford, OH, were conducted August 15 in Paintsville by the Rev. Teddy Preston with burial in the family cemetery at Charley. Mr. Miller died August 12. Mr. Miller was born May 23, 1893 in Lawrence County, and was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Lina Miller died this year.

Surviving are three sons, Dan Miller, Charley, KY, Ernie Miller, Columbus, OH, and Buster Miller, Milford, OH; three daughters, Lina B. Fyffe and Lydia Margaret Salyers, Milford, and Lillian Watson, Marion, OH; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 19,1981

 

PETERS, Carmey

1893-1981

Funeral services for Carmey Peters, 88, of Louisa, were conducted August 16 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Peters died August 13 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Peters was born May 5, 1893 at Clifford, a son of the late Charles and Cuzzie Robinson Peters. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Minerva Ratcliff Peters, died in 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bartram of Louisa; two sisters, a brother, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Janet Crabtree of Louisa and Donald Bartram of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1981

 

PRICHARD, Carrie (Queen)

1888-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Carrie Prichard, 93, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted August 22 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. John Dean and the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Queen Cemetery. Mrs. Prichard died August 19 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Prichard was born August 16, 1888, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Queen. She was a member of the East Fork Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles D. Prichard, died in 1976. Surviving are a son, W. J. Prichard of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Miss Charlotte Prichard at home, a sister, Mrs. Carl Harris of RFD Catlettsburg, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1981

 

REED, Byron C.

1878-1981

Funeral services for Fort Gay native Byron C. Reed, 103, were conducted August 10 at 2 p.m. at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Finley. Mr. Reed died August 8, in the Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. He was born January 9, 1878 in Fort Gay and was the son of the late William L. and Anna Belle Argo Reed. His wife, Evaline Crabtree Reed died in 1923. Mr. Reed was a retired minister and member of the Fort Gay Christian Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Anita Warden of Portsmouth, OH, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren and three nieces. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1981

 

ROGERS, Ray Leo

1927-1981

Funeral services for former Cherokee resident Ray Leo Rogers, 53 of Grayson, were conducted August 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Carter County Memorial Gardens in Grayson. Mr. Rogers died August 4 in Augusta, GA. He was born September 6, 1927 at Cherokee, a son of the late Forest Rogers and Mrs. Elta Houck of Cherokee. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roberta Young Rogers, two sons, Ray Rogers, Jr. of Paintsville and Gary Rogers of Grayson; four sisters, Mrs. Lolene Steele of Webbville, Mrs. Lula Mae Ison of Tazewell, TX, Mrs. Mable Fyffe of Blaine, and Mrs. Frances Thompson of Winchester, OH; two brothers, James A. Rogers and Herbert Rogers, both of Dayton. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1981

 

VINSON, Richard Fletcher

1907-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Richard Fletcher Vinson, 73, Shelbyville, were conduced August 6 in Shelbyville by the Rev. Steve Boggin. Graveside rites were conducted that same day at Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Shannon Funeral Home of Shelbyville and Young Funeral Home. Mr. Vinson died August 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Shelbyville. Mr. Vinson, son of the late Jay G. and Gypsie Shannon Vinson was born at Louisa on August 23, 1907. Mr. Vinson was a member of the Olive Branch Methodist Church of Shelbyville; an active member of the church board, a member of the James A. Alley Masonic Lodge of Wayland, KY, and Eastern Star Lodge of Shelbyville. Survivors are his wife, Hazel Miller Vinson; a son, Richard F. Vinson, Jr. of Shelbyville, daughter, Gypsie Royce of Warren, PA. Mr. Vinson was a cousin of the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson and a cousin of Mary Cheek of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 12, 1981

 

WELLMAN, Vangie (Thompson)

1905-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Vangie Hazel Wellman, 76, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted August 3 in the forks of Hurricane Methodist Church by ministers Willard Robinson and Mack Featherraugh. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died July 31 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wellman was born February 16, 1905 at route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James and Mary Childers Thompson. She was a member of the Forks of Hurricane Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence T. Wellman, two daughters, Mrs. Anna Belle Thompson and Mrs. Mary Brickey, both of Wadsworth, OH; four sons, Thomas Wellman of Wadsworth, Charles Wellman of Adams, Frank Wellman of Prichard, WV and Robert Wellman of Fort Gay, a brother, Beecher Thompson of Fort Gay, 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 5, 1981

 

YORK, Mary (Vance)

1898-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary (Maggie) York, 83, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted August 16 in the Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in the York family cemetery. Mrs. York died August 13, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. York was born April 2, 1898 at Paynesville, WV, a daughter of the late David and Cosby Lester Vance. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Bob York, five daughters, Mrs. Freda Rittenberry and Mrs. Reathia Cantrell, both of Carey, OH, Mrs. Blanche Allen of Louisa, Mrs. Marlene Caudill of Chapman and Mrs. Betty Pablouski of Chesterland, OH; eight sons, David J. Cantrell of Knoxville, TN, Jim Cantrell of Monroe, MI, Robert and Taylor York, both of Louisa, William York of Maybee, MI, the Rev. Herman York of Geneva, OH, Steve York of Oberlin, OH, and Larry P. York of Plain City, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Green of Columbus and Mrs. Lennie Mullins of Paynesville; a brother, Columbus Vance of Elkhart, IN; 100 grandchildren and 93 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1981

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AKERS, Lucy Mae (Murray)

1912-1981

Funeral services for Lucy Mae Akers, 69, of Ulysses were conducted September 19 at the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Elder Arnie Murray and Elder Robert Lee Murray officiating. Mrs. Akers died September 16 at her home following a sudden illness. Mrs. Akers  was born July 31, 1912, at Whitehouse, KY, the daughter of the late Bethley and Katherine Kitchen Murray. She is survived by her husband of 44 yeas, Mack J. Akers, one daughter, Mrs. E. B. Lycans of Fort Gay, five sons, Paul and Mackie Akers of Ulysses, James B. Akers, Dundee, MI, Harry M. Akers, Columbus, OH, Lowell P. Akers, Lovonia, MI; four sisters, Mrs. Carma Wiley Van Lear, KY, Mrs. Syrilda Borders, Mrs. Lola George and Mrs. Sophia George, all of Ulysses, two brothers, Emmitt and Gaylord Murray, both of Whitehouse, KY; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and a member of the Order of Easter Star, Louisa Lodge. Burial was in the Akers Family cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

BOYD, Bascom

1893-1981

Funeral services for Bascom Boyd who began a 60 years stint in education at the one room Charley School, were conducted August 29 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert C. Pugh of the Louisa Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery for the 88 year old Mr. Boyd, who died August 25 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a brief illness. A resident of Louisa for 56 years, he was born July 5, 1893 at Ulysses, the son of the late Harmon and Cora Johnson Boyd. He taught his first school at Charley in 1912 with an eighth grade education and a State Examination Certificate. He continued teaching until joining the United States Army during World War I, discharged as a sergeant. By the time he graduated from Louisa High School in 1924, he had 11 years of teaching experience in the one room schools of Charley, Ulysses, Ellenwood, Georges Creek and Richardson, KY. In 1925, he married his wife, the former Zea Thompson of Mill Creek, Wayne Co., WV and began teaching in Louisa. For many years, until her retirement because of ill health, he drove her to her school in Wayne County before going to school himself. In the evening, after the end of his school day, he drove to her school to pick her up and they rode home together. This routine, which reflects the devotion and affection they shared ended with Mrs. Boyd's retirement after 33 years of teaching. She died in 1969. He was principal of Louisa Grade School; principal of Louisa Junior High School and acting principal of Louisa High School. He also attended Marshall College and Morehead State Teachers' College (now Morehead State University) before receiving the Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Morehead in 1935. He was qualified to teach mathematics, biology and social science, but it was the teaching of mathematics, algebra and plane geometry to which he was dedicated and which he loved. He taught those subjects (math, algebra and plane geometry) at Louisa High School until he reached the mandatory age of retirement in 1964. Amazingly strong, straight and erect, his effectiveness as a teacher never faltered even as the years passed. He was finally forced to retired from teaching by ill health in 1973; although the zeal to teach and his ability to communicate to students were as strong as they had been in the one room Charley facility many years back. Few of his youthful charges knew very little about Mr. Boyd other than his dedication and devotion to excellence in academic work. Many of them aware of his keen sense of humor, but not of his skill as a carpenter or of his interest and abilities as a gardener. It was a part of his life reserved for family and friends, but all of his activities reflected the same insistence on high standards and excellence. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM for over 50 years and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by a foster brother, Denver Compton of route 1, Louisa and a cousin Mrs. Mary Chandler of Ulysses. Member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 served as bearers. The Lodge also conducted graveside rites. Big Sandy News, September  2, 1981

 

BUTTREY, Carl

1912-1981

Funeral services for Carl Buttrey, 68, of Louisa, were conducted September 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Mont Vesta Cemetery at Bluefield, WV. Superintendent of the Louisa Water Waste system was born April 17, 1913 in Bluefield, a son of the late Joseph H. Buttrey and Dorothy Kilmer Buttrey of Bluefield. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Clara Harmon Buttrey, a daughter, Miss Emma Buttrey at home and five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Carter, Mrs. Gertrude Mahoney, and Misses Lillina, Dottie and Helen Buttrey, all of Bluefield. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

CAUDILL, Fred

1923-1981

Funeral services for Fred Caudill, 58, route 4, Louisa, were conducted September 18 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Martin Salyers. Burial was in Clay cemetery. Mr. Caudill died September 15 in Huntington Veterans Administration Hospital. Mr. Caudill was born January 22, 1923, at Fallsburg, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caudill. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Wise Caudill; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Mullins of Columbus and Miss Tammy Caudill at home; three sons, Paul R. Caudill of Texas, Fred L. Caudill of Columbus and Johnny Caudill of Carmichael, PA; a step son, Martin Cramblitt of Columbus, four sisters, Mrs. Eula Knudson and Mrs. Jo Ann Robertson, both of Columbus, Mrs. Ruth Moore of Newark, OH, Mrs. Nora Jean Richesin of Sweetwater, TN; three brothers, Herman Caudill of Columbus and Homer and Paul Caudill both of Fallsburg; and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

CHAIRATANA, Nancy (Moore)

1935-1981

Graveside services for Mrs. Nancy Chairatana, 46, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted August 29 at Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Chairatana died August 27 at the residence. Mrs. Chairatana was born January 20, 1935 in Huntington, a daughter of Eli and Nancy O'Daniel Moore of route 4, Louisa. She was a school teacher at the International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Lanjul Chairatana, a son, Tim Chairatana of Bangkok; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Chairatana of Bangkok; two sisters, Mrs. William Mayo of route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Curtis Caudill of stuart, VA and two brothers, Ralph Moore of route 3, Louisa and Paul Moore of Pennsylvania. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

DIAMOND, Clyde

1921-1981

Graveside services for Louisa native Clyde Diamond, 60, of Columbus, were conducted September 16, in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Diamond died September 14, in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born September 29, 1921 at Louisa, a son of the late Lee and Mae Young Diamond. He was a food broker for Results Inc in Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Huddleston Diamond; two sons, C. Joseph Diamond of Delaware, OH and Paul Sims of St. Joseph, IL. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

FAULKNER, Mrs. Johnnie

1921-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Johnnie Faulkner, 60, of Ashland, were conducted September 19, in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Faulkner died September 17 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Faulkner was born April 6, 1921 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Julia Baugh Stewart. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Her husband, Lewis Faulkner died in 1979. Surviving are a son, Lewis Edward Faulkner of Flatwoods, a daughter, Miss Georgia Lee Faulkner at home, a brother, Roy Stewart of Buchanan, a half sister, Mrs. Thelma Skeens of Ashland and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

FERGUSON, Raymond Lee

1938-1981

Funeral services for Raymond Lee Ferguson, 42, route 3 Martha, were conducted September 3 in Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty, by the Rev. Lowell H. Ferguson and the Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died August 31 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born October 10, 1938 at Relief, a son of Addie Ferguson of Route 3, Salyersville and the late Ressie Ferguson. He was a carpenter. Surviving in addition to his father, are a son, Chris Ferguson of Oil Springs, two brothers, Volnie Ferguson of Florida and Lowell Ferguson of Relief; and two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Mason of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Ella Mae Mason of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

GALLION, Melvin

1925-1981

Funeral services for Melvin (Coolie) Gallion, 56 of route 1, Webbville, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. September 16 in the Willard Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Gallion family cemetery. Mr. Gallion died September 13, in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Gallion was born January 19, 1925, in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Della Murphy Gallion of route 1, Webbville and the late Luther Gallion. Surviving in addition to his mother are seven brothers, Leroy Gallion of Willard, Johnny Gallion of Ashland, Willie Ray Gallion of Obetz, OH, Hagan Gallion of Columbus, Bud and George Gallion, both of Elyria, OH and Jay Gallion of Oberlin, OH and seven sisters, Mrs. Helen Bush and Mrs. Lola Sexton, both of Willard, Mrs. Jeanie Stringfellow and Mrs. Barbara Messer, both of Grayson, Mrs. Ellen Lasure of Shinnston, WV, Mrs. Ruth Curry of Lorain, OH and Mrs. Patricia McCoy of Olive Hill. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1981

 

GREENE, Mecie Elizabeth (Moore)

1899-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Mecie Elizabeth Greene, 81, Blaine, were to be at 11 a.m. September 9 in the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Hager Kelley and the Rev. Lafe Skaggs. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Greene died September 6 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born December 19, 1899 in Lawrence County, and was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Willis Greene of Hilliard, OH, Milt Greene of Grove City, OH, Edward Greene of Columbus and Arnold Greene of Blaine; two brothers, Lennie Moore of Prestonsburg and Frank Moore of Portsmouth, VA; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

HAY, George

1941-1981

Funeral services for George Hay, 39, Louisa, were conducted September 1 in Smokey Valley Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniels, with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Hay died August 30 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born August 2, 1941, a son of the late Hardy Martin Hay and Tressie Hay Bond of Louisa. He was a painter. Additional survivors include five sisters, Mary Kiriacopoulos of Burke, VA, Clare Frazier of Louisa, Ruth Smith of Ashland, Laura Wellman of Columbus, OH, and Frances Lewis of Gainesville, VA; and four brothers, William Dexter Hay of Huntington, Edward Hay of Miamisburg, OH, Lee Hay of Houston and Hardy Martin Hay with the U. S. Army in Germany. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of services. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

HOLBROOK, William Earl

1903-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident William Earl Holbrook, 77, Cleveland, OH were conducted August 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Casey Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook died August 23. Mr. Holbrook was born November 23, 1903 at route 4, Louisa, a son of the late John and Ollie Thornsberry Holbrook. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook died in 1979. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Betty Holbrook of New York, NY, Mrs. Connie Sparrow of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Janet Handy of North Ridgeville, OH, a son, Dr. James Holbrook of Irving, TX; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Ratliff of Grayson, Mrs. Gladys Jollivette of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Margie Davis of London, OH; three brothers, Lee Holbrook of Willard, Proctor Holbrook of Silver Springs, FL and Chilt Holbrook of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

PAGE, John Franklin

1909-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident John Franklin Page, 62 of Stockton, CA were conducted August 28 in Stockton with burial in Stockton, CA. Mr. Page died August 23 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Stockton. Mr. Page was born August 19, 1909, a son of Mrs. Nancy Caines Page of Roanoke, VA and the late John Page. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and attended Humphrey's Business School in Stockton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Bishop page; a daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Page Gulliksen of Stockton; a son, Dennis Page of Alamosa, CO. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

PFOST, John E.

1898-1981

Funeral services for John E. Pfost, 83, route 4, Louisa, were conducted September 3 in Myrtle Chapel by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pfost died August 31. Mr. Pfost was born February 4, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Warwick Eriscoe and Ida Ellmina Bush Pfost. His wife, Mrs. Louise Pfost died in 1970. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Walker of route 4, Louisa; a son, John Paul Pfost of route 4, Louisa; a siser, Mrs. Mary Arrington of Hardy; a brother Charles Pfost of Columbus and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

PHILLIPS, Floyd

1903-1981

Funeral services for Floyd Phillips, 77, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday September 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Teddy Preston with burial in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Phillips was born October 5, 1903, in Lee County, VA, a son of the late John and Ferba Helton Phillips. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Hinkle Phillips, a daughter, Mrs. Vinson Estep of Elizabethton, TN; five sons, Roy Phillips of Holly, MI, Sylvester and Harold Phillips, both of Columbus, Gerald Phillips at home, and Charles Phillips of Chicago, IL; a brother, George Phillips of Dayton, OH, a sister, Mrs. Roy Hall of Dayton, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

PICKRELL, William C.

1906-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native William  C. Pickrell, 75, of Catlettsburg, were conducted September 5 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by the Rev. Thomas T. Terry. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Pickrell died September 2 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Pickrell was born May 11, 1906 at Louisa, a son of the late Bert and Lillian Heston Pickrell. He was a retired mechanic, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Kenova and had resided in Catlettsburg since 1955, having formerly resided in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Boggs Pickrell; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Carpenter of Coal Grove, OH, a step son, Don H. Sparks of Wallace, SC; six brothers, Virgil Pickrell of Harrisburg, James Pickrell of Ashland, Ernest and Benard Pickrell both of Tampa, FL, Charles Pickrell of Monroe, MI, and Kenneth Pickrell of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Jessee Scaggs of Louisa and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

RANKIN, Florence (Vinson)

1910-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Florence M. Vinson Rankin, 71, formerly of Ironton, were conducted September 24 in James V. Hayes Funeral Home in Ironton with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in South Point. Mrs. Rankin died September 20 in Logan, WV. Mrs. Rankin was born August 12, 1910 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Jimison and Hattie Hager Vinson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Rankin in 1956. Mrs. Rankin was a member of Lawrence Chapter 437 Order of Eastern Star, Ironton. Survivors include four daughters, Ms. Kay Rankin, Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Gloria Kerley, Man, WV, Mrs. Bernice Acord and Mrs. Phyllis Maynard, both of Logan. A great granddaughter who resided with her, Kortni Kay Maynard; 10 grandchildren and one great grandson; two sisters, Ms. Roberta Vinson, Ironton and Mrs. Vesta Bond, South Point, one brother, Winfield Vinson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1981

 

SALYERS, Maudie (Adams)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Salyers, 67, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted September 6, in the Marantha Bible Church by the Rev. Jesse Fyffe and the Rev. Gary Sparks. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died September 3 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Surviving are her husband, Virgil Salyers; six daughters, Mrs. Imogene Adams of Leesburg, OH, Mrs. Edna McAninch of Liberty, Mrs. Lucy Wilburn of Ashland, and Mrs. Esta Pennington, Mrs. Hester Oney and Mrs. Judy Oney all of Webbville; eight sons, Roy Lee, Paul and Larry Salyers, all of Grayson, Donald, Howard, and Lowell Salyers, all of Webbville, James Salyers of Blaine and Charles Salyers of Waynesville, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Barton and Mrs. Hester Yates both of Willow Wood, OH, and Mrs. Mona Wilson of Ironton; two brothers, Herman Adams, of Willard and Morton Adams of Willow Wood; 31 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, September 9, 1981

 

SAMMONS, Opie Clayton

1923-1981

Funeral services for Opie Clayton Sammons, 57, of Fort Gay, were conducted August 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lee Williams with burial in Webb Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mr. Sammons died August 28 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Sammons was born December 17,1 923 in Chatteroy a son of Wayne and Elizabeth Copley Sammons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Romaine Copley Sammons; five daughters, Mrs. Loretta Doss and Mrs. Kathleen Doss, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marcella Blake and Mrs. Roberta May, both of Prichard, WV and Miss Janet Sammons at home; two sons, Edward C. Sammons of Flatwoods and David Sammons at home; a sister Mrs. Shelby Jean Newman of Lorain, OH; five brothers, Wayne Sammons of Barboursville, WV, Jay Sammons of Galion, OH, William, Lloyd and Nathan Chaffins, Jr., all of Lorain and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

SLOAS, James Harold

1918-1981

Funeral services for James H. Sloas, 63, Webbville, were conducted September 17, in the Willard Missionary Baptist Church by Ronnie Graves with burial in Carter Cemetery Memory Gardens. Mr. Sloas died September 14 from injuries received in a fall from his barn. Mr. Sloas was born September 13, 1918 in Elliott County, a son of the late Jesse and Jeanette McDavid Sloas. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, was a farmer and a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Willard Masonic Lodge 626 F & AM, was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Grayson Chapter 10, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Lawson Sloas, two daughters, Miss Sheila Sloas at home, Mrs. Sandra Chadd of Kansas City, MO, a brother, Forrest Sloas of Elyria, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

SLONE, Grover

1919-1981

Funeral services for Grover Slone, 62, of Ulysses, were conducted September 18 in Bells Chapel Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Boyd Webb. Burial was in Slone Cemetery. Mr. Slone died September 16 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Slone was born June 21, 1919, at Waldo, a son of the late Elva J. and Lulu Hall Slone. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Austin Slone; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Hayes of Ulysses, Mrs. Kay Lyons of Lowmansville and Miss Roma Slone of Louisa, a brother, Norman Hansel Slone of Columbus and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 23, 1981

 

STEPHENS, Ida (Barker)

1901-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Ida Stephens, 80, of Blaine, were conducted August 26 in the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bondie Salyers and the Rev. Lawrence Cordle. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Stephens died August 24 in Sandy Hook. Mrs. Stephens was born January 31, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Alma Edwards Barker. She was a member of the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Isaac Stephens preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Douglas Stephens of Marengo, OH, James Stephens, of Galena, OH, and John Stephens of Columbus; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Gambill of Baltimore, OH, Misses Laura and Liddie Stephens, Mrs. Alma Hale and Mrs. Evelyn West, all of Blaine and Mrs. Lola Phillips of Martha; two brothers, Walter Barker of Sandy Hook and Lewis Barker of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Sparks and Mrs. Nellie Edwards both of Blaine, 23 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 2, 1981

 

VAUGHAN, Edgar A.

1907-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Edgar A. Vaughan, 73, of Ironton, were conducted September 3 in Phillips Funeral Home with burial in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton. He died August 3 in Lawrence County General Hospital following a brief illness. He was born October 27,1 907 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Margaret Hutchinson Vaughan. He was reared in Kentucky and graduated from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. Mr. Vaughan had resided in Ironton area since 1947. He was a retired accountant for Allied Chemical Corp, retiring in 1867, and later was a school teacher in Louisa, KY retiring in 1973. He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. On August 30, 1941, he was married to Ivy Regainia Bussey and she preceded him in death January 17, 1973. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Judy) Stapf of Canton, NC, Mrs. Mike (Mikie) Haney of Ironton and Mrs. Charles (Ella Sue) Heaberlin of Decatur, TX; two sisters, Nannie Lee Morris and Georgia Schlundt, both of Evansville, IN; a brother, Vincent Vaughan of Martin, TN; and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 16, 1981

 

WALKER, Edward

1912-1981

Funeral services for Edward Walker, 69, of Louisa were conducted September 29 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Walker died September 26 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Walker was born June 11, 1912 in Tams, WV, a son of the late James S. and Mary E. Elswick Walker. He was a retired superintendent of transportation for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Pansy See Walker, three sisters, Mrs. Tom Belcher of Southgate, MI, Mrs. Orville Lycans of Ashland and Mrs. Georgia Ward of Wyandotte, MI. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1981

 

WARD, Guy

1911-1981

Funeral services for Guy Ward, 70, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted September 27 in the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Boyd County. Mr. Ward died September 24 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Ward was born May 11, 1911 in Martin County, a son of the late Geneva Miller. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elva Boyd of route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Louise Hoover of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Millard Meek of Paintsville and Ballard Meek of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 30, 1981

 

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BANFIELD, Virginia (Rice)

1904-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Gladys Banfield, 77, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted October 4 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Patton Cemetery. Mrs. Banfield died October 1, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Banfield was born February 14, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mathias and Frances Harmon Rice. She was a member of the Tyree Methodist Church. Her husband, died in 1971. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Velma Hall of Titusville, FL; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1981

 

BURCH, Callie (Grayson)

1909-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Burch, 72, of Blaine, were conducted October 19 in the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church in Blaine with burial in the Burch Cemetery. Mrs. Burch died October 16 in Grant Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Burch was born February 16, 1909 at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Lace and Malissa King Grayson. Her husband, John Burch, preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Tina Moore, Mrs. Doris Faye Cordle and Mrs. Orvilla Jean Forest, all of Blaine, Mrs. Nora Yvonne Engle of Columbus and Mrs. Joyce Cordle of West Jefferson, OH; two sons, Warren C. Burch of Florida and John L. Burch, Jr. of Chillicothe, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Waddell, Mrs. George Rowe and Miss Anna Grayson all of Ashland and Mrs. Irene Boggs of Toledo, OH; six brothers, Estill Grayson of route 1, Louisa, J. J. and Chester Grayson both of Ashland, Everett Grayson of Louisa and Dean Grayson of Baltimore, MD; 30 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, Big Sandy News, October 21, 1981

 

CHILDERS, Beulah (Daniels)

1915-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Daniels Childers, 66, route 4, Catlettsburg, were conducted Octob er 2 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Edgar Burnem. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Childers died September 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Childers was born January 26, 1915 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late William "Bud" and Pearl Price Daniels.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Jo Jordan of Route 2, Louisa; a brother, Russell Daniels of Urbana, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia VanHoose of Route 7, Ashland, Mrs. Frances VanHoose of Ashland, Mrs. Nancy Ross of Route 4, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Ruth McHenry of Route 7, Ashland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1918

 

COMPTON, Frederick

1890-1981

Funeral services for Frederick French Compton, 91, Ulysses were conducted October 21, in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Byrd Webb and Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Mr. Compton died October 19 at the residence. Mr. Compton was born January 15, 1890, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Felia and Julia Boyd Compton. He was a retired miner. Surviving are six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1981

 

COOKSEY, Katherine (Sword)

1909-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Cooksey, 72, of Louisa were conducted October 3 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cooksey died October 1 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Cooksey was born September 2, 1909 in Pike County, a daughter of the late John and Martha Sword. Surviving are her husband, Heston  Cooksey; three daughters, Mrs. Fayetta York of Columbus, Mrs. Fern Schrickel of Kent, OH and Mrs. Patsey Orlovsky of Louisa; two sons, Heston Cooksey, Jr., of Roanoke, VA and James K. Cooksey of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Alice Blevins of Pikeville; two brothers, Jim Sword of Weeksbury and Orville Sword of Man, WV; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1981

 

HARDWICK, Lois Diane (Ramey)

1950-1981

Funeral services for Lois Diane Hardwick, 31, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, will be today at 11 a.m. at the residence. Mrs. Hardwick died  Sunday, October 25 at the Louisa Community Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Hardwick was born October 14, 1950, at route 2, Fort Gay, the daughter of Charley Ramey and Ruth Copley Ramey. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Ralph B. Hardwick; one son, Ralph A. Hardwick, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Arlie Branham and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson, both of Fort Gay and two brothers, Charles Ramey, Columbus, OH and Frank Ramey of Fort Gay. Burial will be in the Hardwick family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1981

 

Lois Darlene Hardwick, 31 of route 1, Fort Gay is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruby Copley Ramey. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

HOOLEY, Nellie (Hall)

1961-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Hooley, 20, Louisa, were conducted October 2, in the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Hooley died September 29 in Canton, GA. Mrs. Hooley was born June 22, 1961 at Weeksbury, a daughter of Lacey Hall of Wheelwright and Mrs. Lulie Isaac Hall of route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Victor Hooley; a daughter, Miss Lana Hooley at home, a son, Brian Hooley at home, a sister, Mrs. Stella Clay of Germany, and four brothers, Curtis, David and Jesse Hall, all of Columbus, and Lacy Hall, Jr., of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1981

 

LEWANDOWSKI, Helen (Jordan)

1940-1981

Funeral services for former route 4, Louisa resident Mrs. Helen Louise Lewandowski, 40, were conducted October 10 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Jordan with burial in Jordan Cemetery. Mrs. Lewandowski died October 7 in St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. Mrs. Lewandowski was born December 19, 1940 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Hattie Wright Jordan of route 4 Louisa and the late Conrad Jordan. She was a trainer for new employees at the Pepsi-Cola Co. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Walter R. Lewandowski; a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn Montgomery of route 1, Catlettsburg; two brothers, Russell W. Jordan of route 4, Louisa and Conrad Jordan of route 4, Ashland, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1981

 

PHILLIPS, Con W.

1905-1981

Funeral services for Blaine native Con W. Phillips, 76, of Ashland, were conducted at 11 a.m. October 14 in the 21st Tabernacle with burial in Old Hood Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Phillips died October 12 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Phillips was born May 15, 1905, at Blaine, a son of the late Monroe and Media Kelly Phillips. He was a retired employee of Armco Inc in the blast furnace departments. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Belle Parker Phillips; two daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Bays of Ashland and Mrs. Ann Carol Eberhart of Pekin, IN and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1981

 

ROSS, Hubert

1901-1981

Funeral services for Hubert Ross, 80, Blaine, were conducted September 30 in the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Ross family cemetery. Mr. Ross died September 27 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Ross was born August 2, 1901 at Blaine, a son of the late James and Cynthia Kazee Ross. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a son, Paul W. Ross of Flatwoods, four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Moore of Chester, WV, Mrs. Zella Griffith and Miss Mary Ross, both of Blaine and Mrs. Laura Stambaugh of Pickerington, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 7, 1981

 

SAVAGE, Cellaine Sue

1980-1981

Graveside services for infant Cellaine Sue Savage, 16 month old daughter of Arthur and Rose Childers Savage, were conducted October 19 in Savage Cemetery by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. The youngster died October 17 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born June 1, 1980 in Louisa. Additional survivors are three sisters, Misses Elizabeth Ann Savage, Nancy Ellen Savage and Dianna K. Savage, all at home. Big Sandy News, October 21,1981

 

SLOAS, Goldie (Picklesimer)

1904-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Sloas, 76, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted October 8 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by ministers James A. Hayes, Clifton DeBord, Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Fields Cemetery at Cannonsburg. Mrs. Sloas died October 5, in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Sloas was born December 1, 1904 at Hitchins, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Davidson Picklesimer. Surviving are her husband, George Sloas, four daughters, Mrs. James Ashley of route 6, Ashland, Mrs. D. H. Anderson and Mrs. Paul Alley, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Hal Bilyeu of Harrisonville, MO; four sons, Charles Sloas of Flatwoods, William Sloas of Garrison, James C. Sloas of Louisa and George Sloas, Jr. of Lake Orion,  MI; 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1981

 

TUSSEY, Willa B. (Tackett)

1917-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Willa B. Tussey, 63, of route 6, Ashland, were conducted October 11 in Lazear Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Tussey died October 9 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Tussey was born December 24, 1917 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George B. and Susie Allen Tackett. She was a dealer in Stanley Home Products and a member of the Cannonsburg Heritage Temple. Surviving are her husband, George R. Tussey; four sons, George Tussey, Jr. of Catlettsburg, Don H. Tussey of Marengo, OH, Samuel R. Tussey of Cannonsburg and Joseph Tussey of Summit; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Woods of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Katherine Adkins of Wurtland and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 14, 1981

 

VINSON, Nellie (Wellman)

1887-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native, Nellie W. Vinson, 94, were conducted October 18, 1981 at Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. George Mays officiating. Mrs. Vinson died October 16 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Her husband, James Milton Vinson died in 1956. Mrs. Vinson was born September 25, 1887 at Fort Gay, WV, (Mill Creek) the daughter of James Harvey Wellman and Lydia Robinson Wellman. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. She is survived by four grandchildren Mrs. Nellie Mae Terry, Louisa, Mrs. Betty George, Huntington, George J. Vinson, Louisa, and Robert L. Vinson, South Point, OH; and 7 great grandchildren. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Claude Blackburn, George Vinson, Jr., Fred May, Robert May, John Pigg, Jim Pigg and Joe Pack. Big Sandy News, October 28, 1981

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ABSHIRE, Frank

1902-1981

Funeral services for Frank Abshire, 81, Louisa, were conducted November 21 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Owen Kearns. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Abshire died November 18. Mr. Abshire was born February 22, 1902 at Torchlight, a son of the late James and Della Pigg Abshire. He was a retired postal and baggage clerk for the Chessie System. His wife, Mrs. Dorothy Abshire, died in 1978. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emma York of Louisa, Big Sandy News, November 24, 1981

 

CHURCH, Hazel (Bryant)

1905-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Church, 76, of Lowmansville, were conducted March 7 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Church was born October 25, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Victoria Edwards Bryant. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lonza Church, two sons, Enis and Harold Lloyd Church, Lorraine, OH, two daughters, Lula Conley, Wittensville and Alta Hayes, Tutor Key; a brother and sister, Virgil Bryant and Ellen Bowens, Berlin Heights, OH; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

COLLINS, Viva B. (Maynard)

1913-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Viva B. Collins, 68, Grove City, OH were conducted November 1 in Young Funeral Home by Kelly Castle with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Collins died October 28, in Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Collins was born August24, 1913 at route 5, Louisa, a daughter of Sam and Elizabeth Maynard. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bill Collins, six daughters, Mrs. Donna Pack, Mrs. Betty Collins, Mrs. Dorthene Frazier, Mrs. Bernice Little and Mrs. Diane Frazier, all of Grove City and Mrs. Geraldine Lycand of Louisa; four sons, Sammie Collins of London, OH, Everett Collins of Grove City, Billy L. Collins of Orient, OH and Lyle Collins of Galloway, OH; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Goble of Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

DIAMOND, Clyde

1927-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Clyde Diamond, 54, Catlettsburg, were conducted November 20 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by the Rev. David M. Walters. Burial was in Bolt Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Diamond died November 17 in King's Daughters'  Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Diamond was born September 5, 1927 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Allen and Lula Burton Diamond. He was a retired pipe liner with the Columbia Gas Co. and a member of the Cannonsburg Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Kouns Diamond; five daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Holley, Mrs. Danny Childers, and Mrs. Rickey Lee Blevins, all of Catlettsburg, and Misses Levia Gail and Lula Frances Diamond, both at home; a brother, Charlie C. Diamond of route 2, Catlettsburg; and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1981

 

FRALEY, Laura ( Owens)

1890-1981

Funeral services for Laura Fraley, 91, of Drift, KY were conducted Thursday, October 29 at the Drift Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Fraley died October 27 at the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Fraley was born October 26, 1890 in Floyd County, the daughter of the late John and Sally Owens. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two brothers, John Owens of South Williamson and Earnest Owens Prestonsburg; one sister, Grace Obroff, Columbus, two sons, Jake Fraley of Drift and Robert Fraley of Belleville, MI; four daughters, Edith Simpson, Verna Price and Laura Preston all of Drift and Ethel Simpson of route 5, Louisa; 24 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted by the Rev. John Simms of Louisa and Rev. Ted Shannon of Drift. Hall Funeral Home at Martin was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

GREENE, Morton W.

1910-1981

Funeral services for Cordell native Morton W. Greene, 70, Delaware, OH, were conducted November 4, in Young Funeral Home with burial in Cordle Cemetery, Blaine. The former Blaine resident died November 1. Mr. Greene was born December 16, 1910 at Cordell, a son of the late Andrew and Nan Lyons Greene. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Berry Greene; eight daughters, Carol and Mrs. Terry Hall, both of Marysville, OH, Mrs. Phyllis Tanner of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Janan Barr and Patricia, both of Florida, Mrs. Loretta Cox of McArthur, OH, Mrs. Mary Hawkins of Dodge City, KS and Mrs. Joan Greene of Kansas. and three sons, Donald Green of LaRue, OH and Harold and Dwight Greene, both of Delaware, OH. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

JACKSON, Walter

1896-1981

Funeral services for Walter Jackson, 85, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted November 12 in the Oak Grove Methodist Church with burial in Jackson Cemetery, Genoa. The retired farmer died November 9 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born August 4, 1896 in Wayne County, a son of the late William and Miranda Robertson Jackson. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Louise Dalton and Mrs. Shirley Flores both of Strongsville, OH and Mrs. Charlotte Raines of Ft. Gay; four sons, Charles Jackson of Parma, OH and Garland Jackson, Leonard Jackson and Hobart Jackson, all of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Shelby of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Mima Trosper of route 1, Genoa, WV and Mrs. Ivory Robertson of route 1, Fort Gay; a brother, Dewey Jackson of Genoa; 35 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1981

 

KELLY, Ronald John

1980-1981

Funeral services for Ronald John Kelly, 22 months old of Albright, WV were conducted November 3 in Kiger-Williams Funeral Home in Kingwood with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. The youngster died October 30 in Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC. Survivors include his parents, former residents of Louisa, Ronald F. and Pamela Sigley Kelly of Albright; one sister, Christy Kelly at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilson of Kingwood; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kelly of Bruceton Mills, WV, and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Dessie Ringer of Bruceton Mills. He was born January 13, 1980 in Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

LOWE, Verna K.

Funeral services for Verna K. Lowe, 87, of Roanoke, VA were conducted October 27 in Roanoke, with the Rev. Wayne W. McCauley and Rev. Arthur Grant officiating. Mr. Lowe died October 24. He was retired from the N & W Railroad and a member of Masonic Lodge # 260. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Mae Ringstaff who died in 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lowe Dean of Roanoke. two sons, Carl Edward Lowe of Fort Gay and Ernest Richard Lowe of Miami, FL; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Marion Francis Lowe and Walker Benjamin Lowe. Burial was in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Cedar Bluff. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

LYON, Proctor R.

1902-1981

Funeral services for Elder Proctor R. Lyon, 79, Blaine, were conducted October 30 in Riggs Funeral Home by Elders Roby Ferguson and Ed Skaggs. Graveside rites in the family cemetery were conducted by Elders Jimmy Moore and Luther Hayes. The former Greenup resident died October 26 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. He was born March 13, 1902 in Lawrence County, son of the late James and Nora L. Lyon. He was a member and moderator of Laurel Hill Old Regular Baptist Church of Blaine, and was a retired employee of Ashland Works of Armco with 46 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Hayes Lyon; two sons, Charles I. Lyon and Proctor R. Lyon, Jr., both of Greenup; six daughters, Adelene Lyon, at home, Roberta Daniels, Russell, Aliene Nelson, Doris Jo Collett, both of Greenup, Louise Kilgore, Russell, Geneva Fritz, Lloyd; one brother, Ernest Lyon of Blaine; one sister, Sylvia Fyffe of Sciotoville, OH; 25 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

LYONS, Erma (LeMaster)

1912-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Lyons, 69, of Blaine were conducted November 7 in Skaggstown Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Skaggstown Church Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died November 4 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Lyons was born October 22, 1912 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Bascom and Florence Harris LeMaster. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Redbush Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Carl Lyons, who she married August 24, 1933, in Johnson County, a son, Garrett Lyons, Denver, CO; a daughter, Oneida Lyons Key, Dangerfield, TX; four brothers, Virgil and Roy E. Lemaster, Flat Gap, Raleigh Lemaster, Marion, IN, and John L. Lemaster, Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Mayme Campbell, Marion, IN, and two grandchildren, Carl Key and Connie Lyons.

Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

MAYES, Martin M.

1910-1981

Funeral services for Martin M. (Bud) Mayes, 71, of Blaine, were conducted October 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Kenneth R. Sturgill and the Rev. Ernie Salyer. Burial was in Oilton Cemetery in Oilton, OK. Mr. Mayes died October 29 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Mayes was born March 1, 1910 in Oklahoma, a son of the late Carl and Bertha Houx Mayes. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Pate Mayes; two sons, Leroy Mayes of Charleston, WV and Dean Mayes of Mount Gilead, OH, two daughters, Mrs. June Harris of St. Louis, MO and Mrs. Jean Wallin of Flatgap; a brother, Virgil Mayes of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Mrs. Bernie Devine of Lebanon, OR; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

MEADE, Eddie

1918-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Eddie Meade, 63, of Columbus, were conducted November 3 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Wooten Cemetery. Mr. Meade died October 31 in Columbus. Mr. Meade was born April 9, 1918 at Rosebud, WV, a son of the late William Henry and Lucy Pigg Meade. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Stepp of Inez, Mrs. Shirley Grimmett of Bruno, WV and Mrs. Bonnie Richardson of Columbus; a step daughter, Mrs. Annie Barnhart of Dayton, OH, a stepson, James L. Browning of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Dora Blankenship of West Liberty, OH and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

NEFF, Zeola (Williams)

1896-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Zeola Neff, 95, Louisa, were conducted November 17 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Williams Cemetery, Floyd County. Mrs. Neff died November 15. Mrs. Neff was born August 10, 1896 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late James R. and Mary Catherine Johnson Williams. Her husband, Charles Neff, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene Wells of Springfield, VA, and Mrs. Virginia Amidon of Fargo, ND; a son, James S. Neff of Richmond, VA; a brother, Jasper Williams of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1981

 

NELSON, Richard W.

Funeral services for Richard W. Nelson, 96, of Barboursville, WV, were conducted November 20 in the First Baptist Church of Barboursville with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Mr. Nelson died November 17 in St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Nelson was a former mayor of Barboursville; co-owner of Nelson Lumber Company in Barboursville and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving include a daughter Irene Murray of Barboursville, sister, Mrs. Euba Hager of Hamlin, WV; daughter in law, Elsie Nelson of Louisa; 11 grandchildren including Lawrence Countians Bernard Nelson, Leslie Nelson and Janet Ratliff; 17 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Nelson, son Okey Nelson and daughter, Sadie. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1981

 

PACK, David H.

1912-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native David H. Pack, 69 of Ashland, were conducted November 17 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by the Rev. Johnny Little. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Pack died November 15, in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Pack was born April 4, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sam and Cristy Miller Pack. He was a retired millwright. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Childers Pack, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hall of Ashland, a son, Freddy Pack of Ashland, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 18, 1981

 

PORTER, Blanche (Allen)

1911-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Porter, 70, of Louisa were conducted November 8 in the First Christian Church by the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Grayson Memory Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died November 8 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Porter was born June 21, 1911 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Green and Elizabeth Gearheart Allen. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Surviving are her husband, William Edward Porter, a daughter Mrs. L. Wayne Wooten of Louisa, a son, Robert E. Porter of Fontana, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Stewart Banks and Mrs. Mildred Holbrook, both of Hueysville; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

SPRINGER, Lester

1920-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Lester Springer, 61, of Jackson, Miss., were conducted November 7 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Springer died November 3. Mr. Springer was born June 6, 1920, in Portsmouth, a son of Fred Springer of Louisa and the late Anna Frasher Springer. He was a veteran of World War II and was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed December 7,1 941. Surviving in addition to his father are an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Frasher of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

THOMPSON, Ivory (Rose)

1910-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Ivory Rose Thompson, 71, of Louisa were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Hay Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died November 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born March 3, 1910 at Irad, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose. Her husband, T. S. Thompson died in 1938. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Opal Adams of Louisa and four brothers, Willis Rose of Columbus, Sam Rose of Nolan, WV, Curtis Rose of Circleville, OH and Paul Rose of Westerville, OH. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

THOMPSON, John Walker

1904-1981

Funeral services for former Blaine resident John Walker Thompson, 78, of Sandusky, OH, were to be conducted Wednesday, November 4 in Young Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died October 31 in Sandusky. Mr. Thompson was born March 13, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Genoa Thompson. He was a farmer. Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. Ann Church and Louise Cordle both of Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Mary Mora, Mrs. Nancy Bryant and Mrs. Joy Miller, all of Sandusky, Mrs. Willie Elliott of Odessa, TX, Mrs. Neva Bevins and Mrs. Sharon Smith, both of Pikeville and Mrs. Barbara Borders of Ulysses; three sons, John and Walker Thompson, both of Sandusky and Harry Thompson of Blaine; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Daniels of Blaine, Mrs. Veva Delong of Columbus and Mrs. Etta Arnold of Louisville; 53 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

 

VANHOOSE, Hansel

1899-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hansel Vanhoose, 82, of Ashland, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday November 11, in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Coop. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Vanhoose died November 8 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following an extended illness. Mr. Vanhoose was born June 9, 1899, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Sarah Adams Vanhoose. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a retired employee of A. C. Lawrence Leather, Co. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Chandler Vanhoose; a son, William David Vanhoose of Burke, VA; a brother, Roy Vanhoose of Lawrence county and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 11, 1981

 

WRIGHT, Tivis

1906-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native Tivis Wright, 75, of Madison, OH were conducted October 23 in Madison with burial in Western Reserve Cemetery, Chester, OH. Mr. Wright died October 20 in Northeastern Ohio Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born March 24, 1906 in Webbville, he resided in Madison three months prior to his death moving there from Orlando, FL. In 1971, Mr. Wright retired as a machinist at Preform Tire Products in Cleveland, OH, with 18 years employment. Mr. Wright was a miner for Island Creek Coal Co. in Logan, WV for 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Velda; six sons, Melvin Wright of Madison, Raymond Wright of Crossville, TN, Russell Wright of Newbury, OH, Freelin Wright of Parkman, OH, Shannon Wright of Newbury, OH and Earl Wright of Mayfield Heights, OH, six daughters, Pauline Smith of Cleveland, Garnett Antonides of Stockbridge, GA, Frieda Riley of Peru, IN, Diana Wicks of Huntsburg, OH, Olivia Warden of Cleveland, OH, and Ida Wright of Mayfield Heights, OH, one brother, Glenn Wright of Cleveland, OH and two sisters, Ann Young of Akron, OH and Ollie Adkins of Hitchens, KY; 33 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 4, 1981

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ARTRIP, Ora J.

1893-1981

Funeral services for Ora J. Artrip, 88, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted December 8 in Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington by the Rev. Ruye Cavins. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Artrip died December 6. He was born February 6, 1893 in West Virginia, son of the late William D. and Stacey Webb Artrip. The retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad was a veteran of World War I and a member of Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. His first wife, Elizabeth Wellman Artrip died in 1962 and a son William Artrip died in 1951. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Maynard Artrip, a daughter, Lucy Stafford of Oak Ridge, TN; four sons, Ralph Artrip of El Paso, TX, Donald Artrip of Reynoldsburg, OH, Jessie Artrip of Columbus, OH, and Martin Artrip of Huntington; a sister, Myrtle Hitchcock of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Edward and Martin Artrip both of Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

BLEVINS, Lonnie Basil

Funeral services for former postmaster Lonnie Basil Blevins, 87, of Webbville, were conducted December 27 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Blevins, a retired merchant and widower of Effie Kitchen Blevins, died December 23 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marlene Lewis of Clayton, OH and Mrs. Lorraine McNiel of Blaine and one son, L. B. Blevins of Webbville. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1981

 

CARTER, Hobert M.

1898-1981

Funeral services for former Louisa resident Hobert M. Carter, 83, of Columbus, were conducted December 7 in Morgan Creek Church with burial in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Carter died December 4 in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born November 13, 1898, in Louisa, a son of the late Sam and Flora Brown Carter. He was a retired employee of Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Powell and Mrs. Frances Adams both of Columbus, Mrs. Louise Maynard of Louisa and Mrs. Lola Elans and Mrs. Faye Owens, both of Nashville, TN; five sons, Millard and Kenneth Carter, both of Columbus, Tommy Carter of Beckley, wV, Glen Carter of Huntington, Earl Carter of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Florence Tedder of Santa Monica, CA, and Mrs. Marsha Ison of Greenup, three brothers, Thurman and Ora J. Carter both of Greenup and Drew Carter of Portsmouth; 35 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

CASTLE, Sarah Ann (Clay)

1895-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Clay Castle, 86, of Lowmansville, are incomplete. She died December 27 in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Her husband, Walter Castle, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, Bruce, Thomas, Willard and Ralph Castle, all of Lowmansville, and Lawrence Castle, Columbus, OH, one daughter, Garnett Rice, Marysville, OH; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Ollie James Clay, Nippa, and one sister, Exer Brown, Plain City, OH. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1981

 

CHILDERS, Ralph Leon

1903-1981

Funeral services for Ralph L. Childers, 79, of 618 Jefferson Street, Louisa, were conducted November 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in the family cemetery at Richardson. Mr. Childers died Friday at the residence. Surviving are his wife, Carrie Belle Childers; five daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Murphy of Yellow Bud, OH, Mrs. Rose Savage of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Annie Daniels of Louisa, Mary Childers of Flemingsburg and Marie Childers of Louisa and four sons, Ralph Childers, Jr. of Columbus, Joe Childers of Webbville, Clarence Childers of Yellow Bud and Steve Childers of route 4, Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1981

 

CHURCH, Kerman

1925-1981

Funeral services for Kerman Church, 56, Ulysses, were conducted December 5 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by minister Harold Stevens with burial in Hannah Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Church died December 1 in an auto accident on U. S. 23 near Meades Branch. Mr. Church was born May 10, 1925 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Chilt and Sarah Lowe Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emogene Shannon Church; two daughters, Miss Kathy Church and Mrs. Teresa Boyd, both of Ulysses; three sons, Larry, Jerry and Gary Church, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Virgil Bryant of Berlin Heights, OH; three brothers, Jesse Church of Norwalk, KY, Lunda Church of Urbana, OH and Proctor Church of Sandusky, OH and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9,1981

 

CONLEY, Nora (Maynard)

1931-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Jean Maynard Conley, 50 of Louisa were conducted December 14 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Byrd Webb. Burial was in Glenhayes Cemetery. Mrs. Conley died December 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Conley was born April 2, 1931 in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Leonard and Sally Moore Maynard. Surviving are her husband, Fred Conley, a son, Robert Music; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Davis of Fallsburg and Mrs. Roberta Copley of Louisa; two brothers, Truman Maynard of Fallsburg and Bobby Maynard of Ripley, OH. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1981

 

DHEEL, Beatrice (Hewlett)

1906-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Dheel, 75, of Lowmansville were conducted December 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Toby Wheeler. burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Dheel died December 15. Mrs. Dheel was born November 19, 1906 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Adkins Hewlett. Her husband, Oscar Dheel died in 1975. Surviving are 8 sons, Sam Dheel, Louisa, James and Paul Dheel, Lowmansville, Lawrence, Rodney, Ernest, and Ralph Dheel, all of Columbus, OH and Billy Dheel of Rittman, OH, five daughters, Margaret Borders and Ruth Amburgey of Pikeville, Catherine Jones, Grove City, OH, Bonnie Dheel, Lowmansville, and Mary Lemaster, Columbus, OH; one sister, Belle Hewlett, Tacoma, WA; 39 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1981

 

DIXON, Sarah (Sloan)

1908-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Sarah (Ethel) Dixon, 72, route 6, Ashland, were conducted December 3 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Dixon died November 30 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Dixon was born December 8, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John B. and Rilda Ellen Boggs Sloan. She was a resident of Ashland for 60 years and a member of Jehovahs Witness Church. Surviving are her husband, James E. Dixon, a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Whitaker of Wurtland; a sister, Mrs. Belva Edmond of Ashland and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

ENDICOTT, Sarah (Dillon)

1892-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Endicott, 89, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted November 26 in the Tabors Creek Baptist Church with burial in Endicott Cemetery. Mrs. Endicott died November 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Endicott was born March 13, 1892, at Dingus, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison and Polly Damron Dillon. Her husband, Ezekial Endicott died in 962. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Flornie Nida of Salt Rock, WV, Mrs. Rosie Evans of Columbus, and Mrs. Mary Williams Frasher of Fort Gay; three sons, Sherman and Ernest Endicott, both of Fort Gay and Ira E. Endicott of route 2, Barboursville, WV; 41 grandchildren and 78 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1981

 

FELTY, Marie (Wilson)

1896-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Marie Felty, 85, of Ashland, were to be conducted December 9 at 11 a.m. in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert L. Bradley, with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Felty died December 6 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Felty was born October 17, 1896 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Estep Wilson. She had resided most of her life in Ashland and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, Roy Felty, died in 1959. Surviving are a son, Roy E. Felty of Toledo, OH, a sister, Mrs. Dixie Simpson of Ashland; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

HALL, Sankie

1901-1981

Funeral services for Sankie Hall, 80, of Louisa were conducted December 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Cox and the Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery. Mr. Hall died December 18 in Catlettsburg following a sudden illness. Mr. hall was born November 1901, in Louisa, a son of the late George and Belle Mills Hall Hughes.  He wa a retired coal miner. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Laura Kitchen of Louisa and Mrs. Marie Chaney of Youngstown, OH; four brothers, Homer and Woodrow Hughes, both of Louisa, Jimmy Hughes of New Carlisle, OH and Robert Hughes of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1981

 

HARMAN, Mark

1956-1981

Funeral services for Mark Harman, 25, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted December 4 at Martin County. Mr. Harman died December 1, as a result of a traffic accident on U. S. 23 near Meades Branch. Mr. Harman was born August 2, 1956 in Martin County, the son of Garner and Cora Harman. Survivors include his parents; five brothers, Danny, Matthew, David, Luther and Melvin, all of route 1, three sisters, Juanita Boyd, Marcella Harman and Julia Harman. Burial was in Harman Cemetery in Martin County with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

HAYES, Mex (See)

1897-1981

Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Mex Hayes, 83, of Ashland, were conducted November 27 in Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Michael Rice with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Hayes died November 24 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Hayes was born December 23, 1897, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Felix Michael and Tennessee Shannon See. She had resided in Ashland for 56 years, attended the South Ashland Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Claude D. Hayes, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, James A. and Harry W. Hayes, both at home, a sister, Miss Madge See, of Ashland and a brother, Charles Scott See of Naperville, IL. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1981

 

HICKS, William A.

1902-1981

Funeral services for Webbville native William A. Hicks, 79, of route 1, Barboursville, WV, were conducted in the First United Methodist Church with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mr. Hicks died December 5, in Kenova nursing home. Mr. Hicks was born August 13, 1902 at Webbville, a son of the late John and Cora Webb Hicks. He was a former Barboursville police chief and was a retired employee of the Barboursville State Hospital. He was a member of the Minerva Lodge 95 AF & AM and Beni Kedem Shrine of Charleston, WV. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Jean E. Myers and Mrs. Bess Ray, both of Barboursville, Mrs. Celina Cook of Huntington, Mrs. May day of Severna Park, MD and Mrs. Suzanna Miller of Richwood, WV, four sons, William Hicks of Richmond, VA, Benny Hicks of Bremerton, WV, Charles Hicks of Hinesville, GA, Glenn Hicks of Milton, WV, a sister, Miss Anna Hicks of Oceana, WV, three brothers, L. T. Hicks of Catlettsburg, Drew Hicks of Powhatan, VA and John Hicks address not listed; 30 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1981

 

HOBSON, Jessie (Stump)

1894-1981

Funeral services for Buchanan native Mrs. Jessie Hobson, 87, of Ashland, were conducted December 17 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Buchanan Cemetery. Mrs. Hobson died December 15 at the residence of a daughter Mrs. Esculene Smith, with whom she resided. Mrs. Hobson was born November 29, 1894 at Buchanan, a daughter of the late James and Deliba Rous Stump. She had resided in Ashland for 1 1/2 years and was a member of the Buchanan Methodist Church. Her husband, Alex Hobson, preceded her in death. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Easter Mae Maynard of Louisa, a son, A. J. Hobson of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1981

 

JAMES, Goldie (White)

1907-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Goldie James, 74, Midland, TX were conducted December 10 in Midland with burial there. She died December 7 in Midland. Mrs. James was born May 9, 1907 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lissie White. Surviving are her husband, Jack James, two sons, Bobby James of Fort Leonardwood, MO, and George James of Midland, three brothers, Arthur White of Norfolk, VA and Clarence and Allen White, both of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Nora Rankin of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Arvilla Bloebaum of Ashland and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1981

 

KELLEY, Victor

1921-1981

Funeral services for Victor Kelley, 60, Martha were conducted December 2, in the Elizabeth Church by ministers Paul Keeton, J. T. Bailey and Ellis Hamilton. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Kelley died November 29. Mr. Kelley was born August 5, 1921 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Merida and Susie Rigsby Kelley. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esta Skaggs Kelley; three sons, James Kelley of Olive Hill, Michael and Timothy Kelley, both of Martha, a step daughter, Mrs. Charles Curnutte of Louisa; two step sons, Richard Sparks and Jesse Cavins, both of Sitka; five sisters, Mrs. Olga Ferguson of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Neva Ferguson of Westerville, OH, Mrs. Gretta Holbrook of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ella Pelphrey and Mrs. Elsie Collier, both of Martha; three brothers, Virgil Kelley of Lexington and Hershell Kelley of Plain City, OH and Houston Kelley of Martha and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

LEMASTER, Ronald T.

1960-1981

Funeral services for Ronald T. Lemaster 21, of Fort Gay, were conducted December 7 in United Baptist Church with burial in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Lemaster died as the result of injuries in a traffic accident in Ohio, December 4. Mr. Lemaster was born November 22, 1960 in Louisa, a son of Martin and Norma Lemaster of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Mrs. Debra Cyrus of Fort Gay; two brothers, Jim Lemaster of Colorado Springs, CO and Steven Lemaster at home; his paternal grandmother, Alka Lemaster of Louisa and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldia Godby of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

LYCAN, Orval H.

1906-1981

Funeral services for Fort Gay native and brother of former Boyd Circuit Court Chesley Lycan, Orval H. Lycan, 75, of Ashland were conducted December 3 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Lycan died November 30 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Lycan was born January 16, 1906 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry Willard and Anna May Loar Lycan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the International Order of Odd Fellows, was a retired nurseryman and member of both the American and Kentucky Nurserymans' Association. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Walker Lycan, a son,  Frank Lycan of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Dan King, Jr. and Mrs. James Frazier, both of Ashland, four brothers, Milton and Ralph Lycan, both of Fort Gay, Judge Lycan of Ashland and Gilbert Lycan of Deland, FL 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 9,1981

 

MAYNARD, John H.

1920-1981

Funeral services for John H. Maynard, 61, formerly of route 2, Louisa, were conducted December 24 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and the Rev. Kimble Conley. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died December 21, in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born March 7, 1920 at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late John and Mollie Clay Maynard, Sr. Surviving are two daughters, Misses Sheila Jean and Wanda Edith Maynard, both of Baltimore; two sons, Ricky and Joe Maynard, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Thompson and Mrs. Rinda Reed, both of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Jessie Williams of Baltimore and six grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1981

 

MOSLEY, Edward

1916-1918

Funeral services for Edward  (Ed) Mosley, 65, of Blaine, were conducted December 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. J. M. Sloan. Burial was in a family cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Mosley died December 26 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Mosley was born August 31, 1916 in Knott Co., KY, a son of the late Simon and Ida Stuart Mosley. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Mollett Mosley; three sons, Lee, Larry and Randall Mosley, all of Blaine; two daughters, Carolyn Stephens, Adams, KY and Ilene Boggs, Lockbourne, OH, two brothers, Clabe Mosley, Wayland, KY and David Mosley of Alabama; two sisters, Earldean Gibson and Verle Howard, Willard, OH; and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1981

 

O'LEE, Ben W.

1912-1981

Ben W. O'Lee died in St. Louis, MO on December 25 following a heart attack suffered in mid November. He was born February 23, 1912. The graduate of the University of Kentucky, served in the Army in World War II and retired from Civil Service in St. Louis area. His wife, Georgina McClure O'Lee a native of Lawrence County is the daughter of the late John J. McClure of McClure Branch. Funeral services will be private. Big Sandy News, December 30, 1981

 

RUCKER, Nellie (Rice)

1906-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Nellie Rucker, 75, of Ashland, were conducted in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Cane Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Rucker died December 1 at the residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Rucker was born November 28, 1906 at Cane Creek, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Martha Gullett Rice. She was a member of the First Church of Nazarene. Her husband, James Taulbee Rucker preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Trusty of Ashland; two sons, Eugene Rucker of Webbville and Gilbert Rucker of Flatwoods; two brothers, Jack and Harvey Rice, both of Rush; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Rigsby of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

SKEENS, Forma (Cooksey)

1890-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Forma Cooksey Skeens, 91, of Fort Gay, were conducted December 14 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Daniels with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Skeens died December 11 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Skeens was born August 5, 1890, in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late John H. and Anna Roberts Cooksey. She was a member of the Fallsburg United Methodist Church. Her husband, William Skeens died in 1975. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louvivian Hodge of Blue Creek, OH, Mrs. Anna E. Thompson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Joe Sue Burkhart of Wheelersburg, OH; two sons, Delbert Skeens of Fort Wright and William Skeens of Lexington; a brother, John Cooksey of Brooden, WV; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Riffe of Van Lear; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 16, 1981

 

WEBB, Kenneth C.

1910-1981

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, K. C. Webb, 71, of Ashland were conduced December 1 in the 45th Street Church by the Rev. Therman Jackson and the Rev. Jerry Taylor. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Webb died November 28 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born March 16, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William L. and Ida Cooksey Webb. He was a former Ashland police officer, deputy sheriff, Kentucky highway patrolman and a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway engineer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Kentucky Colonel and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a deacon of Unity Baptist Church and a Sunday school director for the 45th Street Baptist Mission. Survivors include his wife, Audella Elam Webb; one son, Anthony C. Webb and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1981

 

WALLS, Anna (Perkins)

1931-1981

Funeral services for former Webbville resident, Mrs. Anna Walls, 50, of Columbus, were conducted November 25 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Perkins Cemetery at Webbville, Mrs. Walls died November 22 in Grant Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. was born April 3, 1931 at Webbville, a daughter of the late John and Flora Berry Perkins. Surviving are her husband, Delmar Walls; six daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Ward of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Linda Lou Hall, Mrs. Glenna Bailey, Mrs. Nancy Bentley and Mrs. Ruth Justice, all of Columbus and Mrs. Judy Flake of Westerville, OH; a son, James M. Ward, Sr., of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Blythe and Mrs. Pauline Morgan, both of Columbus, Mrs. Opal Ratliff of Inez, and Mrs. Dorothy Comar of Orient, OH, six brothers, James Perkins of Orient, Wayne, Leroy, Melvin and Paul Perkins, all of Webbville and Roger Perkins of Rush, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 2, 1981

 

WINCHELL, Bertha (Gibson)

1902-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Winchell, 79, of Fort Gay, were conducted December 7 in Eloise Spruce Lick Baptist Church with burial in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Winchell died December 4. Mrs. Winchell was born December 18, 1902 in Letcher County, a daughter of the late David Anderson and Cindy Sexton Gibson. She was a member of Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Her husband, Chester Arthur Winchell died in 1968. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Alpha Mae Butcher of Ironton, Mrs. Lucille Vaughn of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Mary Frasher of Vallejo, CA, Mrs. Virgie Faye Meade of Johnstown, OH and Mrs. Shirley Johnson of Fort Gay; three sons, Clyde Winchell of Creston, OH, Vernon Winchell of Rittman, OH and Ray Winchell of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Loretta Sexton of  Greenfield, IN; a brother, Charlie Gibson of Letcher County; 30 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 9, 1981

 

YORK, Wanda (Moore)

1959-1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Kay York, 22, of Louisa were conducted December 18 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. York died of a gunshot wound to the head early December 16 in the driveway adjacent to the residence. Mrs. York was born February 15, 1959, in Louisa, a daughter of Marvin and Charlene Bishop Moore of route 3, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Bill Tom York; the maternal grandfather, Charles G. Bishop of route 3, Louisa, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Short of route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Robert Shumley of Berea. Big Sandy News, December 23, 1981

 

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