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BAYLESS, Paula
The friend of a local man was killed in a one-vehicle mishap last week on U. S. 23 near Catlettsburg. Kentucky State Police Dennis Page reported that a passenger in the Blazer 20 years old Paula Bayless of Bancroft, WV was killed when the vehicle overturned about 3 miles south of Catlettsburg. She was the friend of driver Charles P. Frasher, 22 of Beachgrove near Louisa, who was treated at King's Daughters' Hospital and released. Another passenger, Kimberly L. Davis, 30, of Huntington was also treated at KDH and released, Trooper Page reported. According to the KSP the vehicle was traveling south on U S 23 about 2:30 a.m. on Dec 31 when the operator lost control, sped across the highway into the ditch between the highway and railroad track coming to rest on the left side. The driver is quoted that he lost control after swerving to miss hitting a dog. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1982

BELOPUCH, Alex
Funeral services for 95 year old Alex Belopuch of Louisa, were conducted Jan 25, in Young Funeral Home with burial in the Belopuch family cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Belopuch died Jan 23 at the residence. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elena Caudill of Florida, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs.  Victoria Pigg of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Carrie Jordan, route 1, Louisa, 1 step son, John Henry Boggs, Plain City, OH; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

CHANDLER, Vina Faye (King)
1940-1982
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for 41 year old Vina Faye Chandler of Youngs Branch at Lowmansville, whose body was found about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the residence. Kentucky State Police Trooper Harvey Holbrook said, Ms. Chandler died from a pistol wound, with the weapon found under the body. She was discovered by Tommy Kestner. Coroner, Dr. John Ryan is conducting tests. Holbrook conjectured that death was self-inflicted. The body is in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1982

Funeral services for Mrs. Vina Faye Chandler, 41, of Youngs Branch, Lowmansville, were conducted Jan 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in King Cemetery at Sitka. Mrs. Chandler died Monday of a gunshot wound to the chest, believed to be self-inflicted. Mrs. Chandler was born May 1, 1940 in Johnson County, the daughter of Floyd and Julia Burton King. Surviving are a son, Paul Everett Cantrell, Staffordsville, two daughters, Debra Salyer and Sherry Chandler, Lowmansville, six brothers, Floyd, Jr., Bill, Howard and Henry King, Sitka, Charlie King, Volga, and Mark King, Marion, OH, and four sisters, Dora King, Clara Cantrell and Emma Lemaster, Sitka, and Rosa Davis, Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

COOKSEY, William Harvey
1886-1982
Funeral services fro Lawrence County native William Harvey Cooksey, 86, of Portsmouth were conducted Jan 16, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by the Rev. Dan Williams. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Cooksey died Jan 13 in Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth following an extended illness. Mr. Cooksey was born Jan 6, 1886, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Labe and Cyrena Foster Cooksey, He was a retired employee of Armco Inc. and a former resident of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha J. Miranda Cooksey and 2 brothers, Hobart Cooksey of Ashland and Andy Cooksey of Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1982

HARMON, Alcie B.
1905-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mr. Alcie B. Harmon, 76, of Flatwoods, were conducted Jan 2 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Rev. O. M. Miller with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Harmon died Dec 30 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Harmon was born Dec 21, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late French R. and Sara Francis Queen Harmon. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 324 of Detroit, MI. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Weese Harmon, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Alva Lee Tanner and Mrs. Mary E. Copley, both of Bellefonte. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1982

MASSIE, James
1895-1982
Funeral services for James Massie, 86, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 7 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Massie Cemetery, route 1, Prichard. Mr. Massie died Jan 5 in a Huntington hospital. Mr. Massie was born Aug 22, 1895 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Stina Ellen Hershey Massie. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Levera Dinguss Massie, a son, Billie Massie of Cincinnati, a daughter, Mrs. Verlie Madeline Brasher of California and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

MCCALLISTER, Emma E.
1891-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Emma E. McCallister, 90, of Huntington, were conducted Jan 4 in the Rollins Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McCallister died Jan 1, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Mrs. McCallister was born Mar 3, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James H. and Josephine Sink Lovins. Survivors include a son, James T. McCallister, San Bernardino, Ca and 4 grandchildren, including James W. McCallister with whom she made her home, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1982

MILES, Dave
1890-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dave Miles, 91, route 1, Ashland, were conducted Jan 21, in the Little Mary Regular Baptist Church on KY 5 by Elders Baxter Osborne and Ellis Cotton. Burial was in Buena Vista Cemetery. Mr. Miles was born Jun 28, 1890 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Sarah Jane Young Miles. He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Crabtree Miles, died in 1970. Surviving are 3 sons, Paul Miles of route 1, Ashland, Clyde Miles of Ironville, and Thomas Miles of Naples; 6 daughters, Mrs. Susie Daniels of Cannonsburg, Mrs. Julie Hale of route 1, Ashland, Mrs. Mae Caudill of Fallsburg, Mrs. Virginia Huddleston and Mrs. Polly bell, both of Columbus and Mrs. Bessie Busby of Versailles, a sister, Mrs. Mary Jordan of Fort Gay; 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

NORTHERN, William Hamilton
1920-1982
Funeral services for William Hamilton Northern, 61, route 1, Louisa were conducted Dec 31 in Young Funeral Home by minister Truman Evans and Otis L. Greer with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Northern died Dec 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Northern was born Nov 30, 1920, at Bristol, VA, a son of the late Benjamin and Carrie Howard Northern. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Bowen Northern; 1 daughter: Mrs. Farris Bush of route 5, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Bessie Fitzpatrick, route 5, Louisa,, Mrs. Hazel Fitzpatrick, route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Gladys Haze, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Juanita Kidd route 2, Fort Gay; 1 brother: Harold Northern, South Point, OH; 1 grandson: Tommy Bush. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1982

PARSONS, Georgia (Faulkner)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Parsons, 85, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 23 in Kavanaugh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Parsons died Jan 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Parsons was born May 15, 1890, in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Cora Brumfield Faulkner. She was a member of Kavanaugh Chapel United Methodist Church and Big Sandy Homemakers Club. Her husband, David Leonard Parsons, died in 1975. Surviving are a son, Joe Jack Parsons, route 2, Catlettsburg, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

PATTON, Perry Wilson
1910-1982
Funeral services for Perry Wilson Patton, 71, of Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 12 in Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. John Cavins, Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery. Mr. Patton died Jan 9 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Patton was born Nov 19, 1910 in Kanawha Co., WV, a son of the late Daniel and Etta Carrie Naylor Patton. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence McCormick Patton, 5 daughters, Mrs. Sue Copley, Mrs. Linda Copley and Mrs. Gladys Crosby, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Etta Mae Brewer of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Amy Lee Dean of Fort Gay; 3 sons, James Patton of Jacksonville, FL, Bobby Patton of Columbus and Kenneth Patton of Fort Gay, a sister, Mrs. Amy Cole of Clendenin, WV, 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

PIGG, Jane (Childress)
1916-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Jane Pigg, 65, of Columbus, were conducted Jan 4 in Woodyard Chapel by the Rev. John DeYoung. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Mrs. Pigg was born Jul 11, 1916 in Louisa, a daughter of Quincy and Arvie Hughes Childress. She was a retired employee of the Buckeye Union Insurance Co. Surviving are her husband, Howard C. Pigg of Columbus, OH and son and daughter in law, Gary L. and Barbara Pigg of Columbus, 2 daughters and sons in law, Greta and Perl McElfresh of Grove City, OH, and Jerdith and Henry Clarkson of Lancaster, OH; a brother, Ray E. Childress of Wheelright, 2 sisters, Mrs. Edd (Roberta) Daniels and Mrs. Ed (Betty) Miller of route 1, Louisa, 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

ROSS, T. P.
1890-1982
Funeral services for T. P. Ross, 91, Catlettsburg, a former Boyd County sheriff and ex-Buchanan merchant, were conducted Jan 9 in Catlettsburg with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Ross died Jan 6 in Southern Hills Hospital, Portsmouth, following an extended illness. Mr. Ross was born Oct 6, 1890, at Buchanan, a son of the late John and Nancy Lakin Ross. He was a Boyd County Sheriff from 1942 to 1946 and probation and parole officer. He was a former merchant at Buchanan, His wife, Mrs. Bertha Estep Ross, died in 1981. Surviving are a son, Billy Joe Ross of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mrs. William T. Horton of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Ruby R. Steele of Buchanan, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

SALYERS, Nora (McKenzie)
1891-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Salyers, 90, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jan 8 in Myrtle Chapel Church with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died Jan 5 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Salyers was born Feb 17, 1891 at Flat Gap, a daughter of Henry and Victoria Murry McKenzie. Her husband, Roscoe Salyers, died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phil Chaffin, route 3, Louisa; 5 sons: Earl Salyers, Troy Salyers, Otchel Salyers, Orville Salyers all of route 4, Louisa, Charles Salyers, Bluefield, VA; 2 sisters: Mrs. Dixie McKenzie, Flat Gap, KY, and Mrs. Ival Blair, Sunbury, OH, 1 brother: H. L. McKenzie, Paintsville; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

STILTNER, Sadie (Thompson)
1894-1982
Funeral services for Sadie Stiltner, 87, route 1, Fort Gay, will be today, Jan 13, at 2 p.m. in the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Mrs. Stiltner died Jan 10 in the Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Oct 19, 1894 in Wayne County the daughter of Francis Marion and Adelaide Massie Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Lee Stiltner, 2 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Workman, Fort Gay and Mrs. Maxine Crabtree, Lodi, OH, 1 son, Ernest Mullins, Rittman, OH, 3 stepdaughters, Nell Hobbs and Mrs. Geraldine Watts both of Wayne, Mrs. Wanda Robinson of Columbus, 2 stepsons, Rubin Stiltner of Michigan and Wayne Stiltner of Pineville, WV, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Burial will be in Dock Creek Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

SULLIVAN, John W.
1945-1982
Funeral services for John W. Sullivan, 36, of route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Jan 7 at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. John Cavins. Mr. Sullivan died Jan 3 at home. He was born Apr 26, 1945 in Peoria, IL, son of the late Jess and Beulah Potter Murphy. Surviving are 3 sons, John W. Sullivan, Jr., Jaye Sullivan and Michael Ray Sullivan, 1 daughter, Pamela Joe all at home, 1 brother, Chris Sullivan of Englewood, FL. Burial was in McGuire, route 1, Prichard and Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1982

VANHORN, Charles
Funeral services for infant Charles Vanhorn, 3 month old son of Edward D. and Bobbie Young Vanhorn, route 1, Louisa were conducted Saturday in the Isaac Park Church. Burial was in Elkins Cemetery, rout 3, Louisa. Lawrence County Coroner Dr. John Ryan said the baby died from suffocation. the body was found the morning of Jan 23. He was born Oct 3, 1981 in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Vanhorn of Ulysses. The Kentucky State Police reported receiving a call at 6:14 a.m. from the father at Patrick Gap, who said he had found his son, Charles Edward Vanhorn, dead in bed. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

WHEELER, Okey B.
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Okey B. Wheeler, 68, of route 6, Portsmouth, OH were conducted Jan 17 in Minford, OH with burial in Bennett Cemetery. He died in Scioto Memorial Hospital, following a 3 month illness. A native of Lawrence County, KY, he was a sheet metal worker in the construction trade and a former Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. agent. A member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local at Columbus, Lucasville Masonic Lodge and other Masonic bodies, he attended Christ Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Gahm Wheeler, a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Whitener of Loveland and his mother, Mrs. Grace Wheeler of Portsmouth route 6. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1982

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FEBRUARY

ADAMS, Cisco (Kelly)
1892-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Cisco Adams, 89, of Catlettsburg were conducted Thursday, Jan 28 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Standifer with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, died Jan 26 at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Doris Perdue of Catlettsburg, following an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born October 29, 1892, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Nelson and Elizabeth Hayes Kelly. She was a member of the Kenova Church of God. Her husband, John Gurney Adams, died in 1967. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Bertie Riffe of Catlettsburg; a son, Joseph Warren Sprouse of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Daisey Campbell of Elkview, WV; nine grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

BISHOP, Charles Gus
1897-1982
Funeral services for Charles Gus Bishop, 84, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Feb 23 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Bishop died Feb 20 in the Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Oct 20, 1897 at Blaine, the son of the late Charles and Thursa Green Bishop. He was a retired employee of the Jeffery Manufacturing Co. in Columbus. His wife, Mrs. Lora Elkins Bishop died in 1981. Mr. Bishop is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Charlene) Moore of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Charles (Margie) Hoepker of West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Gladys Bishop, Mrs. James E. (Rosalie) See and Mrs. Roy (Jeanette) Endicott, all of Columbus, Mrs. Henry (Lorraine) Clevenger of Carroll, OH, and Mrs. Billy Jo (Marvin) Vanhoose of Flatwoods; 3 sons, Gene Bishop of Pontiac, MI, David Bishop at home, and Elvin Ronnie Bishop of Wayne, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bishop of Holiday, FL and Mrs. Hazel Hardin of Baltimore, MD, 2 brothers, Conway and Clifford Bishop both of Ashland, 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1982

CASTLE, Charles R.
1932-1982
Lawrence County's first traffic fatality of the new year was recorded at Blaine Monday afternoon with the pedestrian death of 49 year old Charles R. Castle of Blaine. Kentucky State Police Trooper Harvey Holbrook said the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on KY 32. A 1976 automobile driven by Willard Dale Slone, 23, also of Blaine, was traveling west, the same direction as Castle was walking along the side of the road, Holbrook continued. He quoted the driver of being blinded by the sun and didn't see Mr. Castle, who was taken to Young Funeral Home by Blaine Ambulance Service. Funeral services are incomplete, but visitation will be a Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Virgie Castle Stolling of Westwood, 2 brothers, David O. Castle of Bradley, FL and Alvin W. Castle of Blaine; 3 sisters, Dorothy McCalvin of Cannonsburg, Gladys C. Moore of Ashland and Janet and Carolyn Beveridge of Emerson, GA. He was born May 16, 1932 in Boyd County. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

CHAFFIN, Minnie Lee (Parker)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Minnie Lee Chaffin, 85, of Columbus were conducted Feb 11 by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle at the Irish Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Chaffin died Feb 8 in Columbus. She was born Dec 29,1 896 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Edford Scott Parker and Jane Lemings Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Chaffin, who died in 1955. She is survived by 2 daughters. Mrs. Bernard Adams and Miss Mary Chaffin, both of Columbus, 3 sons, Jay Chaffin and Minyard Chaffin both of Columbus and Ira Chaffin of Star route Blaine, 35 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery at Star Route, Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1982

CHAFFIN, Stant
1903-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Stant Chaffin, 78, Russell were conducted Feb 6, in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Chaffin died Feb 3 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Chaffin was born Feb 12, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fred and Alma Burchett Chaffin. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. in the repair terminal and was a member of the First Macedonia Church of Catlettsburg. His wife, Mrs. Lillian Short Chaffin died in 1973. Surviving are 3 sons, Wilburn and Medley Chaffin both of Catlettsburg, Paul D. Chaffin of Hopedale, OH; 3 brothers, Mitchell Chaffin of Catlettsburg, Edison Chaffin of Hookstown, PA and Johnny Chaffin of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Velda Hayes of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Irene Norris and Mrs. Cuba Stevens, both of Pittsburg, 12 grandchildren. 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

ESTEP, Edgel
1910-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Edgel Estep, 71, of Columbus were conducted Feb 15 in Columbus with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Mr. Estep died Feb 12 in Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus following a sudden illness. Mr. Estep was born Dec 29, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lonzo and Vian Jordan Estep. He retired from the Kroger Baking Co. in 1959, was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Unity Baptist Church and attended the Hilliard Church of Christ. He was a member of Westgate Lodge 623, F & AM, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, Westgate Chapter and Council and Robert Morris Chapter 372 Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pansy Estep, 2 sons, Bob Estep of Walpole, Mass., and Gary Estep of Dublin, OH, a sister, Mrs. Nora Thompson of Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

GRIM, Edgel R.
1921-1982
Funeral services were Saturday Jan 30 for Edgel R. (Bear) Grim, 61, of London, OH. He was born in Lowmansville, Jan 4, 1921, son of Fred and Zona Cordial Grim. He retired from General Motors after 22 years of services and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Freeda Wright Grim, 2 sons, Frederick Ray and Edgel R. II, both at home, 1 daughter, Elizabeth Ann at home; 1 brother, Raymond T. Grim, Columbus, 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Lewis, Hillsboro, KY, Mrs. Mary Bailey, Shiloh, OH, Mrs. Ollie DeBoard, Galloway, OH. He was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH with Rev. Everett Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Justice and other friends. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

HACKNEY, Clyde C.
1913-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native Clyde C. Hackney, 68, route 2, Cannonsburg, were conducted Feb 13 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Martin Cemetery. Mr. Hackney died Feb 9 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Hackney was born Jun 16, 1913 at Blaine, a son of the late Thomas and Ruth Maggard Hackney. H e was a concrete finisher and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Ramey Hackney, 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Roocker of Arkansas and Mrs. Linda Coffey of Coalton; 4 sons, Randall Hackney of South Point, OH, Carl Hackney of Flatwoods and Pat and Glen Hackney both at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Wheeler of Flatwoods, Mrs. Opal Carter of Blaine and Miss Irene Hackney of Xenia, OH, a brother Ray Hackney of Blaine and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

HANSEN, Mirza (Brown)
1917-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mirza Jane Brown Young Hansen, 64, of Belton, TX, were conducted Feb 1 in Belton. She died Jan 27 in Belton Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Hansen was born Dec 12, 1917 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Edgar E. and Dora Jane Borders Brown. She was a resident of Belton since 1965 and was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Howard Hansen, a son, Gary Young of Belton, a stepson, Harold Ezra Young of Temple, TX, 2 sisters, Mrs. Fay VanHoose of Summit and Mrs. Jenny Murray of Catlettsburg, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

HUGHES, John T.
1912-1982
Funeral services for father of state senator Lowell Hughes, John T. Hughes, 60, Vero Beach, FL were conducted Feb 7 in Prestonsburg with burial in Ivel. Mr. Hughes, former owner of Hughes Motor Co in Prestonsburg died Feb 5 in Indian Rivers Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach. He was born Mar 19, 1912 at Bonanza, a son of the late Millard Franklin and Josie Wright Hughes. He had resided in Florida for the past 10 years. He was a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge 273 in Prestonsburg and the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Stambaugh, 3 sons, Col. John Delmar Hughes of Ft. Knox, Paul Phillip Hughes of Prestonsburg and Francis Carroll Hughes of Vero Beach; 4 brothers, Harry Hughes of Deshler, OH and Arthur, Press and Millard Hughes, Jr. all of Prestonsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Payne Lemaster of Wittensville and Mrs. Bruce Wilcox of Prestonsburg and 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

JOHNSON, Stella May Alice (Wakins)
1910-1982
Funeral services for Louisa resident Stella May Alice Johnson, 71, were conducted Feb 9, in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. John Wiley. Mrs. Johnson died Feb 7 at the Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born Feb 21, 1910 in Breathitt County, daughter of the late Nathin Wesley and Corda Brewer Wakins. Survivors include her husband, Damer Lee Johnson, 1 son, Ralph Gene Johnson of Chicago, IL, and 2 grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at Chapmanville, WV with Heston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

KITCHEN, Audrey M. (Pennington)
Graveside services for Lawrence County resident Mrs. Audrey M. Kitchen, 61, of Dayton, OH, were conducted Feb 5 in Kitchen Cemetery, route 3, Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Kitchen died Feb 2 in the residence. Mrs. Kitchen was a daughter of the late Dennis and Goldie Goins Pennington. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Paul Kitchen, 2 sons, Larry Kitchen of North Carolina and Terry Kitchen of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Edna Scheifers of Columbus, 2 brothers, Raymond Pennington of Florida and Harold Pennington of Leitchfield; and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

LEMASTER, Alka (Castle-Preston)
Funeral services for Mrs. Alka Lemaster, 79, of route 2, Louisa were conducted Feb 13 in Eloise United Baptist Church by Elders Florida Lyons and Lawrence Arrowood. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mrs. Lemaster died Feb 10 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Lemaster was born Oct 6, 1902 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Brown Castle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Thomas Manford Lemaster died in 1955. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Patrick May, and Mrs. Mary Sue May both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Okie Perry, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Raymond Castle, Jr., West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. James Smith, Freemont, OH; 2 sons: James Martin Lemaster, route 1, Fort Gay, Donald Lemaster, route 2, Louisa; 1 sister: Nolda Castle, Paintsville, KY, 1 brother: John Castle, route 2, Fort Gay, 4 stepdaughters: Mrs. Vern Castle, and Mrs. Bill Tackett both of Paintsville, Mrs. Virgil Howard, Clintwood, VA, Mrs. Charles Rider, Piketon, OH, 1 stepson, Walter Preston, Tutor Key, KY; 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

MCBRIDE, Virginia (McKinster-Haddix)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Virginia McKinster Haddix McBride, 94, were conducted Dec 27, 1981 in Leesburg, FL. She was cremated and memorial services will be conducted in the spring at Cass City Cemetery, MI, where the remains will be interred. Mrs. McBride died Dec 26 in Leesburg, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Lawrence County, KY on Feb 14, 1887, the daughter of the late John and Laurana Jobe Hughes. Survivors include husband, Robert McBride, 3 children, Mrs. E. A. Williams, of Marlette, MI and Mirel McKinster of Louisa, KY, and Fred (Bud) Haddix of Almont, MI and 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Goldie Curnutte of Columbus, OH and 3 brothers, Beckham and Thurman of Louisa and Robert Hughes of Columbus, OH. She was Past Worthy Matron of Decker Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 488. Mrs. McBride lived near Decker and Lapeer from 1927 until 1967, when she and her husband Robert, retired in Leesburg, FL. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

MCKINSTER, Mitchell
1909-1982
Funeral services for Mitchell McKinster, 72, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Feb 6 in the Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mr. McKinster died Feb 3. Mr. McKinster was born Mar 30, 1909, at Adams, a son of the late Milt and Virginia Hughes McKinster. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Thompson McKinster, 3 daughters, Mrs. Liddie Margaret Schauwecker of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Joyce Marie Colvin, Canton, OH, Mrs. Genevieve Burks, Austin, TX; 1 sister: Mrs. Molly Williams, Marlette, MI, 1 brother: Merl McKinster of route 1, Louisa; 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

MICHELS, Hubert
Funerals services for former Burnaugh resident Hubert Michels, 55, Pensacola, FL were conducted Jan 27 in Pensacola with burial there. He died Jan 31 in a Pensacola hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Michels was born in Wayne WV. He was a self-employed mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa Michels, a son, Mike Michels of Pensacola and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

MITCHELL, Mary Ethel (Preston)
1917-1982
Funeral services for Mary Ethel Mitchell, 64, of Ulysses, will be conducted Thursday Feb 18 at 2 p.m. at Belle's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Mrs. Mitchell died Feb 15 in the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Apr 11, 1917 at Georges Creek, daughter of the late John G. Preston and Nevada Preston. She was retired from the Louisa Community Hospital as kitchen supervisor and a member of the Belle's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Mitchell; 2 daughters: Mrs. Linda Taylor, Ulysses and Mrs. Dorcas Robertson, Ashland, KY; 2 sons: W. C. Mitchell, Jr., Augusta, GA and Charles E. Mitchell, Louisa; 6 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery at Ulysses. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

OSBORNE, Elizabeth (Young)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Elizabeth Osborne, 85, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 11 in First Baptist Church of Louisa with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Osborne died Feb 8 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Osborne was born Jul 29, 1896 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jessie and Hester Fugitt Young. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 25 year member of the Louisa Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, John Osborne, died in 1944. Surviving are 2 sons: Earl Osborne, St. Albans, WV, Elwood Osborne, Dayton, OH; 1 sister: Anna Seagraves, Orange, CA; 1 brother: Luther Young, Wheelersburg, OH; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17,1 982

PRESTON, Oscar L.
1906-1982
Funeral services for Oscar L. Preston, 75, of Ulysses, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Feb 24 in Belles Chapel Church, Ulysses, with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Mr. Preston died Sunday Feb 21 in the Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Dec 29, 1906 at Patrick. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Borders Preston, 1 sister: Mary Selkirk, Ashland, KY; 3 brothers: Claude Preston of Ashland, Quinton Preston of South Charleston, WV and Calvin Preston, Beckley, WV. Burial will be in the Preston-Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1982

SALYER, Arzie
19301-1982
Funeral services for Arzie Salyer, 52, Lowmansville, were conducted Feb 11 in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Tommy Vanhoose and Lowell King. Burial was in Estep Cemetery at Sitka. Mr. Salyer died Feb 8 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Salyer was born February 7, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of Patton and Mary (Salyer) Salyer. Surviving are a brother, Vencil Salyer, and two sisters, Juliette Green, Lowmansville, and Loretta Blevins, Barnetts Creek. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

SCOTT, Abel
1909-1982
Funeral services for Abel Scott, 72, of Fort Gay were conducted Feb 17 in the Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Ray Toler with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Feb 15 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was born Jun 9, 1909 in Chatteroy, WV, son of the late Cain and Edna Butcher Scott. Survivors include his wife, Anna Scott of Fort Gay, 2 daughters: Mrs. Edger Robertson of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. John Toler, Fort Gay 2 sons: James Scott of Marion, OH and Larry Scott of Fort Gay; 1 sister: Mrs. Zetta Vickers, Gallion, OH; 1brother: Amos Scott, Orville, OH; 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News. Feb 17, 1982

SPARKS, Lee Boyd
1924-1982
Funeral services for Lee Boyd Sparks, 57, of Fort Gay were conducted Feb 14 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Power Cemetery, route 1, Radnor. Mr. Sparks died Feb 11 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Sparks was born Sep 11, 1924 at route 2, Radnor, WV, a son of the late John and Mary Porter Sparks. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Olive Porter Sparks, a daughter, Patricia Ann Sparks of Mansfield, OH, 4 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Perry of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ruth Wellman of Kenova, Mrs. Betty Sherman of route 5, Louisa and Mrs. Juanita Humphreys of Pomeroy, OH; 4 brothers, Bill Sparks of Cleveland, John Sparks of Kenova, Mitchell Sparks of route 2, Fort Gay and Charles Sparks of Proctorville. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

STEVENSON, Minnie (Webb)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Minnie Stevenson, 77, route 1, South Shore, were conducted Feb 5 in the South Shore First Baptist Church by Stephen Hollen, minister. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Stevenson was born Feb 28, 1904 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Levi and Sarah Holmes Webb. She was a member of the South Shore First Baptist Church. Her husband, Homer Stevenson, died in 1981. Surviving are 4 sons, Clyde and Robert Stevenson both of South Shore, Neal Stevenson of Franklin, IN and Homer J. Stevenson of Courtland, OH, 6 daughters, Miss Rachel Stevenson of Portsmouth, Mrs. Pauline Childers and Miss Anna Stevenson both of South Shore, Mrs. Ina Stevenson at home, Mrs. Carol Holcomb of South Portsmouth and Mrs. Chlotene Roderick of Franklin, OH, a brother, Gatewood Webb of Minford, OH; 40 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

WALDEN, Edgel C.
1928-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Edgel C. Walden, 52, of Wichita, KS were conducted Jan 27 in Wichita with burial there. Mr. Walden died Jan 23 in Wichita. Mr. Walden was born Jun 11, 1928 in Louisa, a son of Edgel and Lattie Price Walden. Additional survivors are his wife, Betty Walden, 2 daughters, Sherry Pitzer and Kathy Walden, 1 son, E. C. Walden, III, a step son, Roger Richter and 7 grandchildren, all of Wichita, 1 sister, Ruth Duffy of Springfield, OH; 2 brothers, Bill Walden of Grandpass, OR and Lewis (Tinker) Walden of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

WELLS, Anna (Kitchen)
1929-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Wells, 52, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 8 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Wells Family Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Wells, died Feb 5 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wells was born Jun 27, 1929 at Denton, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Nellie Cooksey Kitchen. Surviving are her husband, Charles Wells, 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald R. Frazier and Mrs. Danny J. Workman, both of Louisa, a son, Garry Wells, at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. James A. Hutchinson of Ivel, Mrs. Robert Cassidy of Detroit, and Mrs. Delphia Salyers of Ashland and a brother, Robert Kitchen of Detroit. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

WEST, Claude H. (Doc)
Funeral services for Blaine native Claude H. (Doc) West, 73, Crockett, TX, were conducted Jan 14, in Hillier Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Church Cemetery in the Edge community. He died Jan 11 in a Houston County Hospital. Mr. West was born in Blaine, the son of Spencer and Stella Patrick West. He had lived in Crockett the past month prior to residing in El Campo, TX. He was discharged from the U. S. Navy in 1945, was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and the Memorial Baptist Church in El Campo. Surviving include his wife, Katherine West of Crockett, 1 daughter, Tullete Belford of Sacramento, CA, 5 brothers, Lee West of Lafayette, LA, Parker West of Oil Springs, KY, Barton West of Blaine, Eddie West of Lucasville, OH, North West of Louisa, KY, 1 sister, Mary Garter of Blaine and 2 grandsons, Mike and Mark Halls, both of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Noah West of Louisa and 1 sister, Rhoda Hay of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1982

WHEELER, Earl J.
1913-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native Earl J. Wheeler, 68, of Ashland were conducted Feb 11 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. The former Ashland educator died Feb 8 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Wheeler was born Nov 12, 1913, at Blaine, a son of the late Troy and Alma Walters Wheeler. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church. He was a retied director of pupil personnel in the Ashland school system, was a member of Ashland Education Association, National Education Association, National Retired Teachers Association, a past officer in the Kentucky Elementary Principals Association and a past regional president of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.  He was a member of the American Legion, an Air Force veteran of World War II, and member of Phi Delta Kappa. He was a former basketball coach at Putnam, former assistant principal at Coles and a former principal at Charles Russell. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna May Damron Wheeler; a son, Earl J. Wheeler of Coxs Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Wolf of Arlington, OH; a brother, Walter A. Wheeler of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Mildred Gilbert of Frankfort; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1982

WOOTEN, Jo (Chambers)
Funeral services for Mr. Jo Wooten were conducted Feb 6 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wooten died Feb 4. Mrs. Wooten was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late M. W. and Onalda Wellman Chambers. She was a retired operator for the South Central Bell Telephone Co., was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Louisa Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95, and the Louisa Woman's Club. Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Wooten, a brother, Macon S. Chambers of Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Adiska of Milan, MI and Mrs. Thelma Thomas of Richmond, VA and 2 stepsisters, Mrs. Margaret Triplett of Ashland and Mrs. Edith See of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1982

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MARCH

BELL, Hazel (Castle)
1897-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Castle Bell, 87, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Mar 7 at the residence by the Rev. William Teens. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Bell died Mar 5 at the residence. Mrs. Bell was born Oct 27, 1897 in Lawrence County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nerva Jane Davis of Deland, FL, 2 sons, Willard Bell of route 2, Louisa and Willis Bell of Ashland, and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 10,1 982

BOWLING, Homer J.
1933-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Homer J. Bowling, 48, of Flatwoods, were conducted Feb 27 in Carman Funeral Home with burial in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bowling died Feb 24 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bowling was born Dec 21, 1933, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wallace and Mella Rowe Bowling. He was a retired welder with the Chessie system, was a resident of Flatwoods for the past 18 years,  formerly of Louisa and was a member of the Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the AFL-CIO and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Cook Bowling, a son, James E. Bowling of Russell, a daughter, Miss Abby Marcina Bowling at home, a brother, Larry E. Bowling of Flatwoods and 4 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Thompson of Westwood, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Worthington, Mrs. Mary Cook of Louisa and Mrs. Hazel Carter of Waterford, MI. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

BOWLING, Russell
1904-1982
Funeral services for former owner of Catlettsburg Livestock Sales, Russell Bowling, 77, Whites creek, Catlettsburg, were conducted Mar 22 in the Whites Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Dean, Rev. John Moore and Rev. Edward Gilbert. Burial was in the Arthur Cemetery at Whites Creek. Mr. Bowling died Mar 20 in King's Daughters Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Bowling was born, Dec 5, 1904 in Boyd County, a son of the late George W. and Cora Stewart Bowling. He was a member of the Whites Creek United Methodist Church and the Sunday School superintendent. He was a Kentucky Colonel and former owner of Bowling Feed Store. Surviving are his wife, Sadie Robinette Bowling, 2 sons, Harold Lee Bowling of route 1, Catlettsburg and Bill R. Bowling of Route 4, Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mrs. Karen Prichard of route 4, Catlettsburg, a brother, L. D. Bowling of route 4, Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. John York of Louisville and Mrs. H.L. Ray of the Virgin Islands, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1982

BRADLEY, Landen, Jr.
1919-1982
Funeral services for Landen Bradley, Jr., 62, Louisa, were conducted Mar 6 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mr. Bradley was born Apr 6, 1919 at Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late Landen Bradley, Sr. and Gypsy Burchett Bradley. He was a farmer and member of Apperson Lodge 191 F & AM. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Akers of Prichard, WV, a son, Keith Bradley of Fallsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Alexander of Ashland and Mrs. Jessie Trador of Kenova, WV, 2 brothers, Gay Bradley of Ashland, Vinson of Star Route and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

CARDWELL, Cora
1893-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Cardwell, 88, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 12 in Young Funeral Home by minister Grover Jackson. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Mrs. Cardwell died Mar 9. Mrs. Cardwell was born Nov 14, 1893 at Stuart, VA, and was a retired postal employee of the Fort Gay Post Office. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

CARTER, Merle (Burchett)
1912-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Merle Carter, 69, of 409 Clay St., will be conducted at 1 p.m. Mar 31 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond and Rev. W. R. Teems. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Carter died mar 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Her husband, Harvey Carter died in 1966. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Carters Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Carter was born Jun 26, 1912 at Busseyville, a daughter of the late Milton and Rose Roberts Burchett. Survivors include 2 daughters, Helen Reed of route 2, Louisa, Virginia Perkey of Ashland, 9 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Violet Carter of Columbus and Mrs. Ivory Hughes of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1982

CHAPMAN, Shirley (Wray)
1905-1982
Funeral services for Richardson native, Shirley Wray Chapman, 76, of Gallipolis, OH, were conducted Mar 13 in Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, by the Rev. George Wolfbrandt with burial in Centenary Cemetery. Mrs. Chapman died Mar 9 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. She was born Jul 9, 1905 at Richardson, daughter of the late Dr. W. W. and Ann Idella Salyers Wray. A teacher for 30 years, she was a graduate of the old Kentucky Normal College in Louisa and resided in Gallipolis for 10 years. Survivors include a son, George E. Chapman of Detroit, MI, 1 daughter, Ms. Julia Chapman of Palm Springs, CA, 2 brothers, Dr. Loyal Claude Wray of Huntington and Robert Wray of Richmond, VA. Her husband, George Chapman is deceased. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

EDWARDS, Okie
1901-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Okie Edwards, 80, route 3, Ashland, were conducted Mar 3 in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Edwards died Mar 1 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Edwards was born Aug 30, 1901 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Meredith Jackson and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired coal miner with the Big Run Coal and Clay Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Hale Edwards, 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Gillispie of Ashland and Miss Bonnie Edwards at home, a son, Okie Edwards, Jr. at home, and 6 brothers, John, Hurston, and Dolphus Edwards, all of Blaine, Charlie and Earl Edwards, both of Ashland and Russell Edwards of Grayson, 3 sisters, Mrs. Luda Stevens of Margo, OH, Mrs. Sarah Moore of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson of Blaine and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

ELKINS, Sophia (Tomlin-Cochran)
1891-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Tomlin Cochran Elkins, 88, route 4, Fallsburg, were conducted Mar 16 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Eddie Chaffins. Burial was in Cochran family cemetery, Fallsburg. Mrs. Elkins died Mar 13 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Elkins was born Apr 3, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Pollie Vanover Tomlin. Her husband, Gilbert Elkins preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Baker of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Laura Ferguson of Fallsburg, 2 sons, Curtis Cochran of Louisa and Jay Cochran of Fallsburg, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Dyer of Fallsburg; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

FERRIS, Sara (Pack)
1902-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Sarah Ferris, 79, of Huntington were conducted Mar 10 in Huntington with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Ferris died Mar 8 in an Ironton hospital. Mrs. Ferris was born May 29, 1902, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Theodore and Susie Pack. She was a retired secretary for Cooper's Stores and Pancake Realty Co. and was a member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church. Her husband, Garland P. Ferris, died in 1974. Surviving are 2 brothers-in-lawn, Paul C. Ferris of Ashland and Estil Ferris of Chesapeake, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

FRASHER, William Ray (Brother)
1906-1982
Funeral services for  William Ray (Brother) Frasher, 75, of Fort Gay were conducted Mar 5 in the Open Bible Tabernacle by the Rev. Dick Maynard and the Rev. Paul Finley. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Frasher, former Mayor and retired Fort Gay Water Works employee, died Mar 2 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Frasher was born Jul 19, 1906 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Reynolds and Lydia Vanhoose Frasher. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Carr Frasher, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Joe Rignier of Santa Ana, CA, 2 sons, Glendell Frasher of Columbus and Robert Frasher of Fort Gay, a sister, Mrs. Nancy Patton of Louisa, 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

FRAZIER, Theron
1894-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Theron Frazier, 87, Clifford, KY, were conducted Mar 3 at Mt. Olive Church, Clifford, KY, by Rev. Darrell Damron and Rev. Quincy Stroud, with burial in Shannon Cemetery at  Clifford. Mr. Frazier was born Mar 1, 1894 at Clifford, the son of the late William David Frazier and Mary Ann Marcum Frazier was retired from the railroad, Veteran of WWI and member of Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. Mr. Frazier died Feb 28 at his residence at Clifford. Survivors include 4 brothers, Frank Frazier, Fred Frazier, and John Frazier all of Clifford and Richard Frazier of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

HAMMOND, Paul
1924-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Paul Hammond, 57, Wallbridge, OH, were conducted Mar 4 in Young Funeral Home with burial in the Branham Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mr. Hammond died Feb 28 in Wallbridge. Mr. Hammond was born Aug 3, 1924 in Louisa, a son of Frank and Emma Spurlock Hammond. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Eileen Burke Hammond, a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Jones, of Fostoria, OH, 5 sisters, Mrs. Henry Kirk of Arbydale, OH, Mrs. Rebecca Endicott, of Louisa, Mrs. Edward Hughes of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Jack Hollas of Somerset and Mrs. Lawrence Salmons of Williamson, WV and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

HEABERLIN, Myrtle (Mowery)
1886-1982
Funeral services for Fallsburg native Mrs. Myrtle Mowery Heaberlin, 95, of Wurtland, were conducted Mar 1 in the Wurtland United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Young and Rev. Herb Godsey with burial in Heaberlin Cemetery. Mrs. Heaberlin died Feb 26 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Heaberlin was born May 9, 1886, in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn Kirk Mowery. She was a member of Wurtland Methodist Church and a resident of Wurtland 85 years. Her husband, Jasper preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons, Cecil Heaberlin, Sr., Cloud, FL, Paul Heaberlin and Tom Heaberlin both of Wurtland; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Nickell and Mrs. Martha Hicks both of Wurtland and Mrs. Ann Paul, West Palm Beach, FL; 3 sisters, Mrs. Belva McClanahan, Mrs. Lucille Freeman and Mrs. Goldie Greenslate; all of Raceland and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

HICKS, Willie May (Traylor)
1892-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Traylor Hicks, 89, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Feb 28 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson by minister John L. Burch. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks died Feb 25 at the residence of a son. Mrs. Hicks was born Mar 16, 1892, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late John Thomas and George Ann Stewart Traylor. She was a member of the Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Sherman Hicks, died in 1965. Surviving are a son, Raymond Hicks of Webbville; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

KATER, Varla (Holbrook)
1915-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Varla Holbrook Kater, 67, Radnor, OH, were conducted Mar 15 in Ballinger Funeral Home with burial in Marion Price Cemetery. Mrs. Kater died Mar 13 at the residence. She was born Jan 15, 1915, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Alamander and Nora Young Holbrook. Survivors include 5 sons, Bryce E. Kater and Ron L. Kater, both of Columbus, John D. Kater of Delaware, OH, Michael G. Kater of Dublin, OH and Jerry N. Kater of Richwood, OH; 2 daughters, Karolyn Frashure of Marion, OH, and Bonnie Newland of Ostrander, OH; 1 step daughter, Ruby L. Robinson of Milford Center, OH; 15 grandchildren, 1 brother, Conrad Holbrook of Centerburg, OH and 1 sister, Thelma Webb of Richwood. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1982

KAZEE, Mary Hattie (Sparks)
1890-1982
Funeral services for Mary Hattie Sparks Kazee, 92, route 2, Cannonsburg, KY, formerly of Blaine were conducted Friday Feb 26, at the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha, KY by the Rev. Richard Barker and Rev. Floyd West. Burial was in Kazee Cemetery, Blaine, KY, Heston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral services. Mrs. Kazee died Feb 24 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kazee was born Jan 13, 1890 at Martha, a daughter of the late Labe T. and Emily Lyons Sparks. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha for 75 years. Her husband, Oscar B. Kazee, died in 1964. Surviving are 5 daughters, Ethel Kazee, Mrs. Opal Moore and Mrs. Mattie Bailey, all of Ashland, Mrs. Naomi Adkins of Greenup and Mrs. Lexie Steele of Lancaster, OH; 3 sons, Burns H. Kazee, and Bryon L. Kazee, both of Ashland and Oscar Virgil Kazee of Greenup; 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

KNIGHT, Patsy (Melvin)
1936-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. James (Patsy) Knight, 45, of Paintsville, wife of circuit judge James Knight, were conducted Mar 11 in the Mayo United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery. Mrs. Knight died Mar 9 at the residence. Mrs. Knight was born November 24, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of Roy and Stella Robinson Melvin. Surviving are her husband, James A. Knight, three daughters, Leigh Ann and Elizabeth Ellen Knight and Jayme Carol Runyon, all of Paintsville; three brothers, Charles T., Leroy and David Powell Melvin, and a sister, Shirley Short, all of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

MCKENZIE, William
1905-1982
Funeral services for William McKenzie, 77, of route 1, Fort Gay will be conducted Thursday, Mar 11 at 2 p.m. at Tabors Creek Church by Rev. R. E. Cavins and Rev. Johnny Cavins. Burial will be in Billups Gap Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. McKenzie was born Sep 14, 1905 at Fort Gay, WV. He was a farmer and the son of the late Sane McKenzie and Hanner (McKenzie) McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie died Mar 8 at Louisa Community Hospital. Surviving is one brother, Raspe McKenzie of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

MITCHELL, Elizabeth (Vinson)
1895-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Vinson Mitchell, 86, of Louisa, will be conducted today, Mar 24, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Louisa, by the Rev. Otis Greer and Ralph Webb. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Mitchell died Sunday, Mar 21, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center of an extended illness. Mrs. Mitchell was born Jul 29, 1895 at Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Frank M. and Zea Reynolds Vinson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Her husband, Hatler L. Mitchell died in 1968. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Lucy M. Ilyin and Mrs. Rubye Armstrong, both of Lexington, Mrs. Betty Zea Holbrook of Cincinnati, OH and Gloria Robinette and Gayle Combs both of Louisa, 1 son, Harold Mitchell of Laguna Beach, CA, 1 sister, Brooke Hatcher, of Greensburg, PA; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1982

MOORE, Stewart Cleatis
1937-1982
A 28 year old Blaine man is in the county jail, indicted by the grand jury for murder of Steward C. Moore, 45, also of Blaine. 28 years old Dana Audrus Lyon, is charged with the Mar 10 pistol slaying of Moore, at the younger man's residence. According to Kentucky State Police Det. Clyde Johns, the men were reported arguing in the yard around midnight when the shooting erupted. A .38 caliber pistol was found by the KSP. Lyon was apprehended by Johns and KSP Trooper Charles Curnutte, at the scene of the shooting about 8 a.m. and lodged in the county. He was indicted Mar 12 by the grand jury with $50,000 bond imposed. Also assisting in the investigation were Sheriff Leonard Adams, Deputy Sheriff Phillip Bolt and Deputy Coroner Teddy Preston. Funeral services for Blaine native, Stewart Cleatis Moore were conducted Mar 13 at Laurel Hill Churcl by Herb Burton, Cephas Littleton and Roger Ross. He was born Jan 8, 1937 in Johnson County, son of Mart and Clustenie Daniels Moore of Blaine. He is survived by 3 sons, Victor, Timothy and Robby Moore all of Columbus, 4 sisters, Bertena Ross, Blaine, Jewell Hill, Dayton, Charlotte Bishop, Hamilton, OH and Polly Billinghousen, New Providence, IA; 2 brothers, Jim Moore, Columbus and Arlie Moore, Flat Gap, KY, and 2 grandchildren. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Flat Gap with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

PACK, Hubert B.
1901-1982
Funeral services for Hubert B. Pack, 79, of Highbottom was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday Mar 30 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Mr. Pack died Mar 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Pack was born July 8, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry and Sarah Hayes Pack.  His wife, Mrs. Lucy Parks Pack, died in 1981.  Surviving are a son, Norman Pack of Louisa, 4 daughters, Mrs. Christine Whiten and Mrs. Phyllis Shannon, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Irene Spears and Mrs. Wilma Jean Ryland, both of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Barker of Euclid, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Alan Cook, Fred Robert, Harold Hall, Ned Compton, O. W. Davis, and Harold Frazier. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1982

PENNINGTON, Charles Everett
1899-1982
Funeral services for Charles Everett Pennington, 82, of Webbville, were conducted Mar 21 in the Grayson Freewill Baptist Church by minister Gary Sparks. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Pennington died Mar 18 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Pennington was born Nov 22, 1899, in Carter county, a son of the late Hiram and Lydia Hall Pennington. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sarah Marshall of Webbville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1982

PERRY, Dr. Charles Streanburg
1908-1982
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Dr. Charles Streanburg Perry, 73, will be today Wednesday Mar 17 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home with Mason Harrod of Catlettsburg officiating. Dr. Perry died Mar 15 at the Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Dec 14, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of the late George and Melisa Wells Perry. Survivors include his wife, Grace McKinster Perry, and 1 sister, Mrs. Bruce Hall of Catlettsburg. He was a retired minister and district supervisor of the United Methodist Church for 40 years, he belonged to the Methodist Conference and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Grand Lodge F & AM 381. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

RIFFE, Leonard
1908-1982
Funeral services for Leonard Riffe, 74, Crum, WV were conducted Mar 29 in the Church of the Living God on Laurel Creek with burial in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Riffe died Mar 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Riffe was born Feb 22, 1908 at Lovely. Surviving are his wife, Cordilla Lawson Riffe, 5 daughters, Mrs. Edna Browning of Logan, WV, Mrs. Cora Finley of Dunlow, Mrs. Nettie Ratcliff of Webb, Mrs. Katherine Cline of Mann and Mrs. Merkie Warden of Crum, 4 sons, William Lee Riffe of Adena, OH, Moss Riffe of Jeffrey, WV, Lucian Riffe of Romage, WV, and Everett Riffe of Logan; 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1982

RIFFE, Mattie (Cooksey)
1892-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mattie Riffe, 89, Van Lear, were conducted Mar 30 in Paintsville by the Rev. Dean Pack. Burial was in Wells Cemetery. Mrs. Riffe died Mar 27. She was born August 21, 1892, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Ann Robert Cooksey. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Howard Riffe, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Charles Riffe, Mason, OH; two daughters, Dorothy Castle, Van Lear, and Virginia Siler, Paintsville, and a brother, John Cooksey, West Virginia. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1982

ROBERTS, Winfield
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Winfield Roberts, 82, Long Beach, CA, were conducted Mar 9 in Long Beach with burial there. He died Mar 6 in a Long Beach hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Ida McComas Roberts. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sadie York Roberts, 2 daughters, Mrs. Onieda Adams and Mrs. Christine Boerman, both of Long Beach, 4 sons, Willard, Proctor and Luther Roberts, all of Long Beach, and Earnest Roberts of Scottsdale, AZ, a brother, Sam T. Roberts of Ashland, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

SEE, Henry, Jr.
1928-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Henry H. See, Jr., 53, Strasburg, VA, were conducted Mar 4 in Winchester, VA with burial there. He died Mar 1 in a Winchester, VA hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. See was born Jul 26, 1928 in Louisa, a son of the late Henry H. and Mary Hale See. He was a retired employee of the Virginia state highway department and had been employed as an Engineer for Wolfe Brothers Construction Co, and was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Peggy A. Childers See, whom he married Aug 14, 1953, a son, Henry Hardin See, III, of Strasburg, a daughter, Elaine See Everhart of Stephens City and half sister, Katie Dobyns of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1982

SHORTRIDGE, Thomas
1907-1982
Funeral services for Thomas Shortridge, 74, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 15 in Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and the Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Shortridge-Collinsworth Cemetery. Mr. Shortridge died Mar 11 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Shortridge was born Mar 14, 1907 in Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Sarah Gallaway Shortridge. He was a retired coal miner and construction worker and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty List of Sardinia, OH, a son, Carl Shortridge, of Louisa, a sister, Kate Workman of Plymouth, OH, a brother, Fred Shortridge, of Winchester, 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

STEWART, W. R.
1902-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, W. R. Stewart, 79, route 1, Ashland, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Mar 3 in the route 5 Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Edward Heaberlin and the Rev. Calvin McCowell. Burial was in Kirby Flats Cemetery. Mr. Stewart died Mar 1 at the residence of a son following an extended illness. Mr. Stewart was born Sep 23, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James R. and Emmery McCorley Stewart. He was a retired water well driller, a resident of Ashland most of his life and a member of the Route 5 Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Freda Stewart, a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Kym of Grand Rapids, MI; 4 sons, Jerry Stewart of Ashland, Harold Stewart of Harrison, MI, C. R. Stewart of Morehead and W. R. Stewart, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, a brother, J. R. Stewart of Cincinnati, 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

THOMPSON, Henry
1910-1982
Funeral services for Henry Thompson, 71, route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Feb 25 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Stanley Blaylock. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Feb 22 at the residence following an extended illness.  Mr. Thompson was born Feb 25, 1910 at route 1, Radnor, a son of the late Alcy and Dollie (Thompson) Thompson. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Napier Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Barnes of Columbus, OH, a son, Henry Thompson, Jr., of route 1, Radnor, 4 sisters, Mrs. Jim Lambert, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson and Mrs. Shirley Cyrus, all of route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Opal Burris of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Emory Thompson, route 2, Fort Gay and Taylor Thompson of Catlettsburg, and 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

THOMPSON, Kenneth Wayne
1982-1982
Funeral services for infant Kenneth Wayne Thompson, was conducted Tuesday Mar 30 at Cassidy cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. There was no visitation. Morris Funeral Home of Wayne, was in charge of arrangements. Infant Thompson was the son of Charles Wayne and Eloise Ball Thompson of route 1, Fort Gay. Infant Thompson died Sunday, Mar 28. Additional survivors include his maternal grandparents, Lowell and Velma Ball of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1982

THOMPSON, Sarah C.
1910-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Sarah C. Thompson, 71, Pataskala, OH, were conducted Mar 11 in West Jefferson, OH with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Mar 8 in Doctors Hospital North. Born in Lawrence County, KY, Sep 14, 1910, she was a daughter of Harmon and Laura Carpenter Griffith. She was a member of Springfork Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter Thompson, died Oct 30, 1976. Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Keith (Sue) Boothe of Hilliard, Mrs. Fred (Maxine) Payton, Columbus, and Mrs. Hobart (Dorothy) Skaggs, Blaine, KY, 4 sons, Charles R. of Pataskala, Sebert, Everett, and Estill, all of London, 24 grandchildren, 21, great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Mollie Bishop, Plain City, Myrtle McMillan, Galloway, Ethel Short, Columbus, and Susie Rose, Louisa, KY and 1 brother, Charlie Griffith, Blaine, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1982

WELLMAN, Willia (Taylor)
1908-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Willia Wellman, 73, of Ashland, were conducted Feb 27 in Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Michael Rice with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Wellman died Feb 25 in King's Daughters' Hospital. She was born Jul 2, 1908 in Lawrence County, KY a daughter of William and Maude Hanley Taylor. Her husband, Garred Wellman died in 1979. The family moved to Ashland from Louisa in 1943. Surviving are 3 sons, Claude E. and William of Ashland and Garred D. Wellman of Atlanta; 1 daughter, Mrs. Maudine Clemons of Ashland, 3 brothers, Joe Taylor, St. Albans, WV, Henry Taylor, Florida and William B. Taylor of Michigan. Mrs. Wellman was a member of South Ashland Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1982

WHEELER, Tennie (Skaggs)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Tennie N. Skaggs Wheeler, 85, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Mar 22 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman and the Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died Mar 20 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born Sep 16, 1896 at Skaggs, KY a daughter of the late James H. and Maggie Boggs Skaggs. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, 202, Blaine and a member of the Keeton United Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Tip Wheeler died in 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Copley and Mrs. Fay Blankenship of Louisa, 2 sons, Ray Wheeler of Louisa and Russell Wheeler of Paragould, AR; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary H. Conley of Louisa and Mrs. Lula M. Collier of Portsmouth, 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1982

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ADAMS, Green
1904-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Green Adams, 78, Kingston, OH, were conducted Apr 16, 1982 at the Kingston Church of Christ in Christian Union, OH with the Rev. Leland Johnson officiating. Mr. Adams was born Feb 17, 1904 in Lawrence County, son of the late Robert and Sara Evans Adams. He was retired from Buckeye Steel and a member of the Kingston Church of Christ in Christian Union, He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Large Adams, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors include 1 son, Roger Adams, Ashville, 5 daughters, Norma Jean Fosnaugh, Ashville, Linda Riggs, Ashville, Ruby Hinton, Columbus, Dorothy Applegate, Colorado and Janice Blankenship, Colorado, 27 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Acie Adams, Kentucky, Luther Adams, Kingston, 2 sisters, Rosie Kempton, Kingston and Margaret Short, Lucasville. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Kingston, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

BURTON, Fannie (Young)
1895-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Fannie Burton, 87, of Urbana, OH, were conducted Apr 7 in Urbana with burial there. Mrs. Burton died Apr 4 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. An Urbana resident since 1940, she was born Jan 9, 1895 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Lyons Young. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Urbana. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Junie) Boyd, and Mrs. Homer (Alma) George, both of Urbana, and Mrs. Edward (Pina) Hannah of South Solon, 3 sons, Mitchell of Cable, Oshel of Springfield and Denver of Dayton; 23 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Nichols of Franklin, Mrs. Virgie Skaggs of Lowmansville, Mrs. Ellie Ousley of Martin, KY, Mrs. Julie Holbrook of Garrett, KY and a brother, Arlie Young of Adams, KY. Her husband, Charles died in 1975 and a son, Homer, in 1979. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

CARTER, Clyde, Jr.
1928-1982
Funeral services for Clyde, Carter, Jr., 53, of Adams were conducted Apr 10 in Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Carter died Apr 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Dec 1,1 928 at Route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Clyde Carter, Sr. and Ruth Justice Carter. He was Lawrence county game warden for the state department of Fish & Wildlife for 19 years, and a former bus driver for the Lawrence County school system, and a former employee of the Triple-B Coal Co. at Martin. Surviving are his wife, Jean Jordan Carter and 1 nephew. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

CARTER, Elisabeth Marie Carter
1982-1982
Funeral services for infant Elisabeth Marie Carter were conducted Apr 4 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Arthur Hayes and Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Infant Carter died Apr 1, 1982 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She was born Mar 31, 1982. She is the daughter of James and Debbie VanHoose Carter of route 1, Louisa. Other survivors include 2 brothers, James A. Carter, II, and Elbert Carter both at home. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George VanHoose of route 1, Louisa and the maternal grandmother is Mrs. Ida Curtis of Columbus. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Heston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

DAVIS, Bascom
1894-1982
Funeral services for Bascom Davis, 87, Ulysses, were conducted Apr 19 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Borders Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Apr 16 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born Jan 30, 1894, at Ulysses, a son of the late Mike and Alafair Lyons Davis. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Bowling Davis. Surviving is a brother, Edgar David of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

EVANS, Ardith (Copley)
1916-1982
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Mrs. Ardith Copley Evans, 65, of Circleville, OH were conducted Apr 25, in the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mrs. Evans died Apr 22 in Circleville. Mrs. Evans was born Aug 22, 1916, at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Dennie and Luda Chaffins Copley. Surviving are a daughter, Luda Jane Evans of Circleville, 5 sons, Bill, Tom, Paul, and Ernest Evans all of Circleville and Carlos Evans of Dresden, OH, 2 sisters, Grace Evans and Mrs. Irene Marcum both of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, James Copley of Chatteroy, WV and Clyde Copley of Fort Gay, 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1982

FRAZIER, Vadie (Sammons)
1901-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Vadie Frazier, 81, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 14 in Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Frazier died Apr 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Frazier was born Feb 16, 1901 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Rollin and Jennie Belle Thompson Sammons. Surviving are her husband, Owen Frazier, 6 daughters: Juanita Cart, Logansport, IN, Herma Jean Bond, Roanoke, VA, Mildred Stryker, Wooster, OH, Jessie Campbell, Ashland, OH, Pearleen Frazier at home, Mavis Thompson, Roanoke, VA; 3 sons: Roy L. Frazier, Wooster, OH, Elmer Lynn Frazier, Louisa; Menuard C. Frazier, Fort Gay; 1 sister: Susie J. Bayes, Wooster, OH; 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

GOSE, Emma (Johnson)
1896-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Emma Gose, 86, of St. Petersburg, FL, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Apr 29, in Young Funeral Home with burial in Gose Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Gose died Apr 24, in St. Petersburg, FL. Mrs. Gose was born Mar 10, 1896, at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Doug and Mary Liz Hinkle Johnson. Her husband, Oscar Gose, died in 1924. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Prichard of St. Petersburg, a sister, Mrs. Shirley Daven of Cincinnati, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1982

GUSSLER, Millard Scott
1912-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Millard Scott Gussler, 69, route 1, Rush, were conducted Apr 5 at the residence with burial in the Klaiber Cemetery at Rush. Mr. Gussler died Apr 1 in Mt. Sterling, following a brief illness. Mr. Gussler was born Oct 1, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James A. and Alma Griffith Gussler. He was a retired employee of the Yellow Cab Co and had resided in Ashland most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Jean Swim Gussler, 5 daughters, Mrs. Alma Spillman of Columbus, Mrs. Emogene Stewart of Colorado, Mrs. Virginia Carol Williams of Flatwoods and Misses Alma Jean and Nancy Sue Ellen Gussler, both at home; 5 sons, Charles F. and James W. Gussler, both of Ashland and Jeffrey Allen, Allen Scott and Charles Gussler, all at home, a sister, Mrs. Emma Brown of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Fred J. Gussler of Ashland and Cecil Gussler of Bainbridge, OH; 35 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

HAMILTON, Rhoda (Pack)
1940-1982
Funeral services for Rhoda Pack Hamilton, 42, Louisa will be conducted today Wednesday Apr 21 at 10 a.m. at the Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Evans and Rev. Bromley Marcum officiating. Mrs. Hamilton died Sunday Apr 18, 1982 at the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Martin County Mar 18,1 940, the daughter of Acie and Eliza Marcum Pack. Survivors include 1 son, Timmy Lee and 1 daughter, Lora, both at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Shelby Jean Crum, Louisa, Mrs. Bertha Savage of Fallsburg and Miss Linda Pack of Columbus, 7 brothers, Freelin, Ted, Harlon, Melvin, and Glen Pack all of Louisa and Ova and Arthur Pack of Columbus. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery and Heston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

HINKLE, Willie (Bill)
1895-1982
Funeral services for Willie (Bill) Hinkle, 82, of route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 11 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hinkle died Apr 9 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hinkle was born Mar 9, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charlie and Alice Castle Hinkle. He was a retired employee of the Elcorn Sand Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Childers Hinkle; 2 sons, Billy Joe Hinkle of Louisa and Ervin Hinkle of Winchester, a brother, Jay Hinkle of Louisa, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

HOLBROOK, Nura B. (Savage-Workman)
1893-1982
Funeral services fro Mrs. Nura B. Holbrook, 88, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bruce Cooksey. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Mrs. Holbrook died Apr 5. Mrs. Holbrook was born Sep 18, 1893, at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Cris and Jane Shephard Savage. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church for many years. She is preceded in death by husbands, Fred Workman in 1920 and J. H. (Herman) Holbrook in 1964 and 2 sons, Lawrence Celcus and Larry Hager Workman. Surviving are1 daughter: Mrs. Myrtle Irene Chadwick, route 4, Louisa, 3 sons: Gene A. Holbrook, Lakewood, OH, W. Paris Holbrook, Ashland, Ted Workman, Hollanddale, FL. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

JORDAN, Halncel
1937-1982
Funeral services for former Webbville resident Halcnel Jordan, 45, of Columbus, were conducted Apr 26 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Dewey Ray Hogston and Rev. Alfred Wright. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Jordan died Apr 23 in Mount Carmel Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Jordan was born Feb 26, 1937 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Matt and Florence Bartley Jordan. He was a retired welder. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary L. Adams Jordan, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Wilks of Webbville, 4 brothers, Wornie Jordan of McArthur, OH, Namon Jordan of Centerburg, OH and Kenneth and Freddie Jordan both of Columbus and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy news, Apr 28, 1982

LAWSON, Tillie (Parker)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Lawson, 77, of Blaine, were conducted Apr 3 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jay Jordan. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died Mar 31 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Lawson was born May 7, 1904, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Ruben and Sussane Kitchen Parker. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Lawson, a daughter, Mrs. Stella Castle of Ashland, 2 sons, Mayo Lawson of Blaine and Theo Elwood Lawson of Rush, KY; 2 sisters: Marybelle Phillips of Ashland, Nora Wheeler of Louisa; 1 brother: Drew Parker of Blaine; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

LYONS, Rebecca
1900-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Lyons, 81, Blaine, were conducted Apr 15 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Lyons died Apr 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Lyons was born Jul 4, 1900 in West Virginia. Her husband, Luke Lyons, died in 1973. Surviving are 2 step daughters, Opal Clinton, Parkersburg, WV, Mary Stutz, Valley City, OH, 1 stepson: L. D. Lyons, Blaine. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

MEADE, Marie (Roberts)
1922-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Marie Roberts Meade, 60, of Chiefland, FL, were conducted Apr 13 in New Testament Baptist Church with burial in Dade City, FL. Mrs. Meade died Apr 11 in North Florida Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Meade was born Feb 13, 1922, at Elkhorn City, a daughter of the late John and Cora Elswick Roberts. She resided in Louisa for 26 years and moved to Chiefland in 1977. She and her husband owned and operated Meade's Market in Louisa for 72 years. She was a charter member of the New Testament Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Eddie C. Meade, 3 sons, Michael, Terry and Joey Meade, all of Tampa, FL, 2 daughters, Mrs. Cora M. Watts of Fort Gay and Mrs. Cheryl Cantrell of Dunedin, FL; 5 brothers, Ked and John Roberts, Jr. both of Lexington, J. Bryan Roberts of Ashland, Harry G. Roberts of Baton Rouge, LA and Franklin D. Roberts of St. Louis, MO, 4 sisters, Mrs. Vi Williams of Marysville, TN, Mrs. Jacqueline Tucker of Ashland, Mrs. Shirley Sloas of Franklin Furnace, OH and Mrs. Nell Ruth Crooks of Flatwoods; and 5 grandchildren, Dennis, Steven and Jeffrey Watts of Fort Gay, Laura and Benjamin Cantrell of Dunedin, FL. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

MOLLETT, Freddie Allen
1958-1982
Funeral services for Freddie Allen Mollett, 23, Clifford were conducted Apr 18 by the Rev. Wayne Salmons. Mr. Mollett died Apr 15 in the Louisa Community Hospital as a result of bullet wounds. He was born May 20, 1958 in Columbus, the son of James E. and Irene Mollett. Other survivors include his wife, Tina and 2 sons, James and Samuel Lee, both at home; 6 brothers, William Alexander of Fort Hood, TX, Larry David of West Palm Beach, FL, James Albert of Lexington, Joseph Eugene of Springfield and John Melvin and Lewis Edward of route 5, Louisa, 3 sisters, Beatrice Jarrell, Emma Jean Preston and Josephine McIntosh all of Springfield. Burial was in Mollett Cemetery, route 5, Louisa and funeral arrangements were under the direction of Richmond-Calliham Funeral Home of Inez. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

A Yellow Creek, man remains in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 as the result of brothers quarreling that erupted into fatal gun play. In the county jail is John Melvin Mollett, 24, charged with the Apr 15 rifle shooting death of Fred Allen Mollett, 23, also of route 5, Yellow Creek. According to Kentucky State Police Det. C. C. Johns the brothers were installing a television antenna at the younger's brothers residence, when squabbling broke out. This was followed by a fist fight about 10:38 a.m. The elder Mollett left the scene for his home by one route followed by his brother on another route. Rock throwing ensued, Detective Johns continued, as the brothers converged at John Mollett's  home which is located about 13 miles from Louisa on KY 3. Johns said that Fred Mollett was heaving wood at John, who grabbed a .22 caliber rifle from the residence. Fred Mollett was standing in the doorway of the wood shed, when the shot was fired by his brother, Detective Johns noted. The father of 2 small boys was struck in the hip by one shot, Johns added. An autopsy was conducted at King's Daughters; Hospital by pathologist Dr. Lamar Meigs. The wounded man was transported to Louisa Community Hospital by his brother, John and died at 1 p.m. Bond was increased by District Judge Daniels Sparks from $50,000 to $100, 000 and a hearing is to be Apr 21 before District Jude John Gardner, Johns added. Johns was assisted by Trooper Charles Curnutte. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

MOORE, Henry L.
1924-1982
Funeral services for Henry L. Moore, 57, route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 2 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, John Fraley and Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born Aug 9, 1924 in Plain City, OH, a son of the late William Thomas and Amanda Moore. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula DeBoard Moore, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Tackett of Inez, 2 sons, Michael Lee Moore of Blaine and Phillip Thomas Moore of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Alka Turner of Grove City, OH, a brother, Elmer Moore of Columbus and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

MOORE, Herbert
1910-1982
Funeral services for Herbert Moore, 72, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Apr 3 in Young Funeral Home by minister Harold Bond. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery at Dry Ridge. Mr. Moore died Mar 31 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Mar 17, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Bertha Copley Moore. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Case Moore, 2 daughters, Mrs. Randy Hembree and Miss Hattie Moore, both of Columbus; 4 sons, James Moore of Spokane, WA, Paul Moore of Louisa and Willis and Cecil Ray Moore, both of Columbus, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

MUSIC, Grace (Evans)
1914-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Grace Evans Music, 67, Flatwoods, were conducted Apr 21 in Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by Rev. Clyde Newman. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Music died Apr 19 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Music was born May 23, 1914, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Alfie Kitchen Evans. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Flatwoods. Surviving are her husband, Paul Music and a brother, Leonel Evans of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 28. 1982

ROBERTS, Ora (Fraley)
1894-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Fraley Roberts, 87, of Blaine were conducted Apr 20 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Roberts died Apr 17 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Roberts was born Aug 27, 1894, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Benton and Laura Moore Fraley. She was a member of the Christian Church at Blaine for 30 years. Her husband, Benson Roberts died i 1945. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Betty Kitchen, Bartlesville, OK, 2 sons: Allen Roberts, Blaine and Jack Roberts, Columbus, OH; 1 brother: Mart Fraley, Greenup; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

SCARBERRY, Gus
1900-1982
Funeral services for Chapman native Gus Scarberry, 81, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Apr 2 in Neal Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Scarberry died Mar 31 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Scarberry was born Jun 19, 1900, in Chapman, a son of the late Jake and Mary Wiley Scarberry. He was a retired plasterer and a member of the Faith Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Molly Keesee Scarberry, a son, Harold Scarberry of Orlando, FL; 5 daughters, Mrs. Jean Chaney and Mrs. Ethel Cornwell, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Rachel Ray and Mrs. Mary LaRue, both of Orlando, and Mrs. Maxine Conley of Minford, OH, a sister, Mrs. Edna Peterman of Pataskala, OH, 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

SEE, A. Worthington
1907-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, A. Worthington See, 75, of Ocala, FL, were conducted Mar 30 in Highland Memorial Cemetery at Ocala by the Rev. William G. Ezell. Mr. See died Mar 29 in Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Mr. See was born Jan 25, 1907, at Louisa, a son of the late William W. and Nora York See. He was a former employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Wakeman See; and 3 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hale, Mrs. E. Poe Harris and Miss Virginia See, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1982

SHORTRIDGE, James V.
1924-1982
Burial services for former Louisa resident James V. Shortridge, 58, Valley View, OH were conducted last week in Veteran's section of Western Reserve Memorial Garden, Chesterland, OH. Mr. Shortridge died Mar 31 of a heart attack. He was born Jan 12, 1924 to Edward (Bass) and Mary Viola Shortridge, at Cadmus, KY. He served 4 years in the U. S. Navy during WWII and married Miss Anne M. Gahre of Watertown, NY on Feb 12, 1946. Other survivors include 1 son, Carl Shortridge of Hudson, OH and grandchildren, Dawn and Justin. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

STONE, William
1905-1982
Funeral services for retired chef William Stone, 76, route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 8 in Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Mr. Stone died Apr 4 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Stone was born Jul 8, 1905 in Knott County, a son of the late John and Jane (Stone) Stone. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Amanda Dodd Stone; 4 daughters, Mrs. Emma Collins of Lima, OH, Mrs. Wanda Smith and Mrs. Wilma Hicks, both of Florida and Miss Arnada Penny Stone at home, 3 sons, Berley Howard, U. S. Army in Korea, Kenneth Stone of Texas and Joseph Stone of Lima, a sister, Mrs. Lyman Jones of Louisa, a brother, Adams Stone of Indiana; 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

THOMPSON, Ethel (Pack)
1919-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Thompson, 63, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Arp 12 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Harold Bond, Kay Thompson, Jr. and Roger Jordan. Burial was in Pack Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Apr 9 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born Jan 29, 1919 at route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Merida and Gypsy Pack. Her husband, Hobart Pack preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Cade and Mrs. Janice  Moore both of route 1, Louisa, 6 sons, Ronnie, Bruce and Bobby Thompson, all of route 1, Louisa, Arnold Thompson of route 3, Louisa, Denver Thompson, of Great Mills, MD, and Escon Thompson of Pikeville; a sister, Mary Lou Fessler of Pataskala, OH; 9 brothers, Graydon Pack, of St. Petersburg, FL, George, Ray, Escon and Edgell Pack all of Marysville, OH, Roy and Arlie Pack, both of Mechanicsburg, OH, Will Pack of Great Ben, KS and Arnold Pack of Irwin, OH. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

THOMPSON, Virginia (Caines)
1886-1982
Graveside services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Virginia Caines Thompson, 95, of Ashland were conducted Apr 3, at Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Turkington. Mrs. Thompson, mother of the Daily Independent copy editor, Jack W. Thompson, died Mar 31 in an Ashland nursing home. Mrs. Thompson was born Oct 16, 1886, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Richard Perry and Raine Williamson Caines. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Ruby Means Circle of the King's Daughters' and Sons and a former member of the Ashland Chapter 119, Order of the Eastern Star. Additional survivors include another son, William Roy Thompson, 2 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1 982

WEBB, Lewis Glen
1946-1982
Graveside rites for Louisa native Lewis Glen Webb, 35, of Las Vegas, NV were conducted Feb 18 in Las Vegas. He died Feb 12 in Las Vegas, residing there 26 years, He was born Aug 11, 1946 in Louisa, a son of Earsel Webb of Greenup and Eva Adams Webb of Las Vegas. He is survived by his daughters, Marni and Shayna both at home, 3 brothers, Joe, Randy and Millard Webb all of Las Vegas; 3 sisters, Betty Loice and Dorothy Wentworth of Las Vegas and Wanda of North Las Vegas. His paternal grandparents were the late Millard and Gertrude Moore Webb. Maternal grandparents were the late Smith and Ida Berry Adams, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1982

WHEELER, Earl
1936-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native, Earl Wheeler, 45, of Columbus, were conducted Apr 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Wheeler died Apr 18 in Columbus. Mr. Wheeler was born Dec 18, 1936, in Louisa, a son of the late Troy and Nina Wheeler. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lauda Mollette Wheeler, a daughter, Miss Jennie Wheeler, Columbus, 1 son, Earl David Wheeler, Columbus, 1 brother, Elmer Wheeler, Blaine, 1 sister, Mae Louisa Keefer, Blaine. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1982

WOODS, William
1920-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native William Woods, 62, New Holland, OH were conducted Apr 18 in New Holland with burial there. Mr. Woods died Apr 16 in Fayette Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Woods was born Feb 19, 1920 at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Helen Carter Woods and the late William Thomas Woods. He was a farmer, an Air Force veteran of World War II, was a retired Colonel with the U. S. Air Force, a member of the Arch Post 477 American Legion, a member of the Masonic bodies and of the New Holland United Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Erleen Shorts Woods, a daughter, Mrs. Billie Ann Lanman of Sabina, OH, a sister, Mrs. Catherine Rowland of New Holland, an uncle, Dr. Phillip Carter of Louisa with whom he was reared and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1982

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BARNETT, George Leonard
1944-1982
Funeral services for George Leonard Barnett, Jr., 37 of Matthews, NC, husband of Linda Lycan Barnett, were conducted May 18 in Charlotte, NC with burial in Cambridge, MD. Mr. Barnett died May 16 at the residence in Matthews. Mr. Barnett was born in Bloomington, IN, Oct 13, 1944, graduated from the University High School in 1962 and from Indiana University i 1966. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and the Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Before enlisting in the United States Army in 1968 he was in graduate work in the department of English at the University of North Carolina as a part-time assistant. He earned his commission in the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA serving in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 where he received the Bronze Star. He worked in Command Information. At the time of his death he was on disability leave from the North Carolina National Bank of Charlotte where he worked in the information office. Other survivors are his parents, Professor Emertis and Mrs. George L. Barnett, Bloomington, IN, a sister, Mrs. Thomas Barnett, of Glen Alley, VA, grandmother, Mrs. D'Arcy Barnett of Salisbury, MD. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

BERRY, Martha (Moore)
1897-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Berry, 85, Blaine, were conducted May 17 in Cordell Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Berry Cemetery. Mrs. Berry died May 16, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Berry was born Jan 22, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dave and Lucy Ball Moore. She was a member of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Rev. Kenneth Tatman of Groveport, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Withrow of Ashland, and Mrs. Lou Thompson of Louisa, a half sister, Mrs. Mae Cantrell of Flat Gap, 2 brothers, Thomas Moore of Rockbridge, OH and John Wesley Moore of Columbus and a half brother, James H. Green of Louisa.

BOOTH, Harlon
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Harlon Booth, were conducted Apr 29 in Columbus with burial there. Mr. Booth died Apr 26 at the residence. The retired Kimble Glass worker was a member of the Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church, Louisa Lodge 95 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, York Council 115 and a veteran of the U. S. Army and Marine Corps. Surviving include his wife, Walda Booth, 1 son, Elmer Lee Booth, half sister, Mrs. Dorothy Robinette, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

CLINE, Dennis Eugene
1949-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence resident Dennis Eugene Cline, 33, Nashville, TN, were conducted May 9 in Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by minister Johnny Skaggs, with burial in Cline family cemetery, Lowmansville, He died May 5. Mr. Cline was born Feb 2, 1949 in Floyd County, a son of Eugene and Jacqueline Hancock Cline of Lowmansville. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie R. Hancock of Betsy Layne. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

COOKSEY, Willard
1891-1982
Funeral services for Willard Cooksey, 91, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted May 15 in Dennis Chapel Church by ministers, Lloyd Jordan and Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Hutchinson Cemetery. Mr. Cooksey died May 13 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Cooksey was born Feb 23, 1891, at Star Route, Louisa, a son of the late Grant and Patsy Combs Cooksey. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Hutchinson Cooksey, 3 daughters, Mrs. Eloise Griffith of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Louella Perkins of Webbville and Mrs. Shelby Jean Hall of Elyria, OH, and 6 sons, Roland G., Estill and Lawrence Benton Cooksey, all of Bellevue, OH, Earl and Willard E. Cooksey, both of Elyria, and Winford D. Cooksey at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Esther Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Nolda Vanhorn of Star route, Mrs. Gracie Harless of Hitchins, and Mrs. Wavie Rice of West Jefferson, OH; 4 brothers, Heston, Jay and Roland Cooksey all of Louisa and John Cooksey of Logan, WV; 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1982

DANIELS, Carrie Jane (Ramey)
1890-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels, 92, Westwood, were conducted May 12 in the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by Elders Florida Lyons and Jarrett Cordle. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels, mother of Bascom Daniels of Louisa died May 9 in the residence. Mrs. Daniels was born Jan 22, 1890, at Chandlersville, a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Pack Ramey. Her husband, E. L. Daniels, died in 1963. Survivors are 5 daughters: Mrs. Hazel Berube of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Jean Johnson of Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Shirley Cordle, Westwood, KY, Mrs. Bernice Phillips, Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. Phyllis Howard, Westwood, 4 sons: L. R. Daniels, Ashland, Bascom Daniels, Louisa, Earl Daniels, Columbus, Harold Daniels, Ypsilanti, 43 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

DELONG, Mary (Roberts)
1916-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Delong, 66, Louisa were conducted May 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Delong died May 19. Mrs. DeLong was born Apr 27, 1916 at Lancer, a daughter of the late Albert and Effie Fannin Roberts. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald Brown of Louisa, 6 sisters, Mrs. Alva Craft of Paintsville, Mrs. Irene Fyffe of West Liberty, Mrs. Esther Chapman of Texas, Mrs. Leona Parks of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Nell Burchett of Ohio, and Mrs. Annis Conn of Banner; 2 brothers, Chester Roberts of Ashland and Herman Roberts of Ohio and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

GRIFFITH, Celia ( Stewart)
1898-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Celia Griffith, 84, Webbville, were conducted May 22 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by minister Bob Waggoner. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens, Mrs. Griffith died May 20 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Griffith was born Apr 22, 1898 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Miles and Ellen Lyons Stewart. Her husband, Obie H. Griffith died in 1973. Surviving are 3 sons, Obie Griffith, Jr. of Willard, Roy Griffith of Lima, OH and Bill Griffith of Olive Hill; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Ellen Rucker of Webbville and Mrs. Oda Harrison of Ashland, a brother, Mack Stewart of Webbville, 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

HALE, Pauline
1898-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Hale, 83, Louisa were conducted Tuesday May 4 at 7 p.m. at Young's Chapel by Rev. William Teems. Mrs. Hale died Sunday May 2, 1982 in the Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Sep 4, 1898 in Pelham, GA, Her husband, James Hale, died in 1958. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Preston of Louisa and Mrs. Frances Meade of Sand Diego, CA, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Morrow Cemetery at Morrow, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1982

HAMMOND, Charles Edward, Jr. (Eddie)
1951-1982
Last rites last week for route 5, Louisa man, claimed the life of his 30 year old grandson. Charles (Eddie) Hammond, Jr. was assisting his cousins, Danny Maynard and Kenny Maynard and other family members dig the grave May 4 for this 75 year old grandfather, Gradie Hammond. He collapsed in the open grave after several shovels full and cousins, Danny and Kenny attempted to save his life with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but  to no avail. The cousins attempted to revive Mr. Hammond on the trip to Louisa Community Hospital 12 miles away. It's common practice in Lawrence County for family member to dig the graves of relatives, Young Funeral Home director Ed Preston, told the Daily Independent. "That's what they usually do," Preston said, "Relatives and neighbors all help." Roger Hammond said the grandfather and grandson had a close relationship, although Eddie, as the grandson was called, tried to conceal his emotions at Gradie Hammond's death. "But he was upset," said Roger Hammond. Roger, who was only 5 years older than his nephew, said he and Eddie grew up together. "He was just an easy going young man, " said Roger. "He liked to fix up old cars and stuff." Eddie was a graduate of Louisa High School, employed on an Ashland Oil Strip mine operation in Martin County. He had no history of heart trouble. "He looked like the picture of health." said Roger. On May 6, Charles Edward Hammond, Jr. was buried in the same graveyard where he helped to dig his grandfather's final resting place. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Joyce Hammond, and his 2 children, Sherry Lynn, 2, and Jeremy Edward, 7 months. Also surviving are his parents, Charles Edward Hammons, Sr. and Fay Maynard Hammond of Louisa, 3 sisters,  Judy Tackett of Louisa, Donna Martin of Blaine and Betty Hammond of Louisa, 1 brother, Joe Phillip Hammond of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted May 7 by the Rev. Lonnie Ratliff at the New Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

HAMMOND, Gradie
1906-1982
Funeral services for Gradie Hammond, 75, of route 5, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 5 in the New Friendship United Baptist Church, with burial in Hammond Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died May 3 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Hammond was born Oct 21, 1906 at route 5, Louisa, a son of Garrett and Telia McKenzie Hammond. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 45 years and was a retired employee of the Chessie System. His wife, Mrs. Cosby Jane James Hammond, died in 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Garnett Maynard, Mrs. Royetta Maynard and Wanda Cox all of route 5, Louisa; 6 sons: Charles Edward Hammond, Garrett Jack Hammond, Roger Hammond, all of route 5, Louisa, Lonnie Hammond and Johnnie Hammond, both of Dayton, OH, Earl Lee Hammond of Pine Bluff, Ark.; 5 sisters: Mrs. Becky Triplett, Stone, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth Cleghon, Hardy, KY, Mrs. Goldie Stacy, Bradshaw, WV, Mrs. Elsie Senters, Louisa, Mrs. Nelcie Maynard, North Carolina; 1 brother: Clifford Hammond, Louisa, 34 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1982

HENRY, Ernest E. (Pete)
1910-1982
Funeral services for Ernest E. (Pete) Henry, 72, route 1, Fort Gay will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 in Young Funeral Home by minister, Michael Daniels with burial in Pratt Cemetery, route 1, Radnor. Mr. Henry died May 9 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Henry was born Jan 15, 1910, at Caseyville, a son of Mrs. Betty Collins Henry of Sturgis and the late Louisa Henry. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Pratt Henry, 2 daughters, Mrs. Joyce Lantz and Mrs. Judy Ryan, both of Columbus, a son, Patrick Henry of Denver, CO, 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Higdon of Louisiana, Mrs. Martha McMain of Sturgis, Mrs. Mildred Ford of Mount Gilead, OH; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

HOLBROOK, Heber
1911-1982
Funeral services for Heber F. Holbrook, 70, route 4, Louisa, were conducted May 25 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Riffe Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook died May 22 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Holbrook was born Dec 8, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late William Curtis and Effie Lawson Holbrook. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Holbrook, 4 daughters, Mrs. Betty Brown of Flint, MI, Mrs. Donna Jordan of Ashland, Mrs. Glenda Shockey and Mrs. Regina Diamond, both of Louisa, a son, Billy G. Holbrook of Flint, MI, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

HUGHES, Daisy (Williamson)
1919-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Williamson Hughes, 62, Star Route, Louisa were conducted May 14 in Morgan Creek Methodist Church by ministers Truman Evans and Paul Cox. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes died May 12 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Hughes was born Aug 6, 1919 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Martha Holly Williamson. Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Hughes, 6 daughters: Mrs. Edith Burchett, star route, Mrs. Francis Saul, route 1, Mrs. Nancy Campbell, Dallas, TX, Mrs. Janet Young, route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Diane Henderson, star route, Mrs. Sharon Justice, route 5, Ashland; 1 son: Jerry Hughes, star route; 4 brothers: Nathan Williamson, John Williamson, Jr., Bill Williamson, and Curtis Williamson, all of Plain City, OH; 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19,1 982

HUNNICUTT, John Sherman
1890-1982
Funeral services for former Webbville resident John Sherman Hunnicutt, 92, were conducted May 6 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with burial in Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Hunnicutt died May 4 in Columbus, following a brief illness. Mr. Hunnicutt was born Feb 16, 1890, at Dobbins, a son of the late John and Rebecca Hunnicutt. He was a retired Baptist minister and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Elean Tussey, Mrs. Dorothy Howell and Mrs. Doris Thompson, all of Columbus and Mrs. Rebecca Kessler of Louisville, 2 sons, Hassell and Leighton Hunnicutt, both of Columbus, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

KAZEE, Bertha G. (Bishop)
1924-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native, Mrs. Bertha Kazee, 57 of Columbus were conducted May 23 in the Old Hood United Baptist Church with burial in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Kazee died May 21, in Columbus. Mrs. Kazee was born Oct 29, 1924 at Blaine a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Rotha Bowling Bishop. Surviving are her husband, Henry V. Kazee, a daughter, Mrs. Judy Shuster, Columbus; 1 son: Robert Kazee, Columbus; 5 sisters: Mrs. Nola Mills, Houston, TX, Mrs. Verna Cordle, Mrs. Gertie Kazee, Mrs. Gladys Byers,  and Mrs. Myrtle Bishop, all of Columbus; 4 brothers: Elmer Bishop, Ashland, KY, John Bishop, Jack Bishop, and Jr. Bishop all of Columbus; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

MAYNARD, Roy
1907-1982
Funeral services for Roy Maynard, 74, Fort Gay, were conducted May 23 in Young funeral Home by ministers, Lonnie Ratliff and Richard Maynard. Mr. Maynard died May 19 in Murphy Medical Center, Murphy, NC. Mr. Maynard was born Jul 15, 1907 at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Daniel and Minnie Simpson Maynard. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nelcie Hammond Maynard, 1 daughter: Mrs. Goldie Taylor of Murphy, NC; 3 sons: Glen Maynard, Columbus, Harold E. Maynard and Billie Jack Maynard, both of Fort Gay, 4 sisters: Mrs. Macel Cyrus and Mrs. Silva Frazier both of Fort Gay, Nanny Justice of Madison, WV, Millie Carr of Sandusky, OH; 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

PRIDDY, Edward
Funeral services for Edward Priddy, 75, of Ashland, father of Louisa Elementary School principal, Mrs. Marilyn Lockwood, were conducted Apr 28, in Collins Funeral Home in Richmond, KY with burial in Richmond Cemetery. Mr. Priddy died Apr 25 at the residence. Mr. Priddy was born in Madison Co., TN, a son of the late O. H. and Mary Evelyn Kelley Priddy. He was a retired agent for the Railway Express of Richmond. His wife, Mrs. Thelma Dunbar Priddy, died in 1981. Other survivors are 4 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Jones of Jackson, TN, Mrs. hazel Pitkin of Clinton, AR and Mrs. Opal Sammond and Mrs. Lenore Kent both of Whiteville, TN; 2 brothers, George Priddy of Montgomery, AL and O. H. Priddy, Jr. of Jackson. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1982

PRIMAVERA, Doris Ann (Daniel)
1932-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Doris Ann Primavera, 49, Columbus, were conducted May 9, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Primavera, formerly of route 1, Louisa, died May 5, in Riverside Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Primavera was born Oct 12, 1932, at Louisa, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Daniels of route 1, Louisa. She was a customer services representative at the Huntington Nation Bank in Columbus, the Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbus, OES, Community Chapter #488, Order of Amarnth Pallas Court #13, 25 year club Huntington National Bank; Survivors: husband, Vincent R. Primavera of Columbus; half sister: Muriel Louisa Bradley, route 4, Louisa, 2 half brothers, Coby Jordan, Groveport, OH, Donald Gene Jordan, Radcliffe, KY, 1 stepdaughter, Tamra Primavera; 5 step sons, Thomas, Timothy, Primo, Patrice, Primavera, all of Columbus and Richard Koman of Columbus; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

RATCLIFFE, Georgia
1894-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Georgia Ratcliffe, 87, Winchester, VA were conducted May 1, in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in See Cemetery. Mrs. Ratcliffe died Apr 29 in Winchester. Mrs. Ratcliffe was born Aug 21, 1894, in Lawrence County. Her husband, Harry Ratcliffe, died in 1953. Surviving are 5 daughters, Misses  Roberta L. and Anna L. Ratcliffe, both of Winchester, Mrs. Charlotte Noyness of Crestview, FL, Miss Mary M. Ratcliffe of Anchorage, and Mrs. Carolyn Houchin of Cincinnati; 4 sons, Burl and Clark Ratcliffe, both of Charleston, WV, Jack Ratcliffe of Lenfield, NY and Roy Ratcliffe of Louisville, a brother, Jack See of route 2, Louisa, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1982

SARTAIN, Liddie Belle (Hatfield)
1890-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Liddie Belle Sartain, 91, Fort Gay, May 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in Scott Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Sartain died May 21 at the residence. Mrs. Sartain was born Aug 7, 1890, in Logan Co., WV, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anse Hatfield, her husband, Louis Sartain die din 1955. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Viola Maynard of Inez, Mrs. Tola James of Warfield, and Mrs. Nola Crockett of Williamsport; 3 sons, Robert Sartain of Meally, Cleo Sartain of Route 1, Fort Gay, and Carlos Sartain of Beauty; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1982

SEE, Mary Frances (Henson)
1923-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances See, 58, Louisa, were conducted May 11 in Young Funeral Home by ministers, James A. Hayes and Douglas Kelly with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. See died May 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. See was born Feb 28, 1923, at Fallsburg, a daughter of Mrs. Martha Flynn Henson of Louisa and the late Bloomer Henson. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Baptist Church and was an employee of the Lawrence County Board of Education for 13 years. Her husband, Fred See died in 1964. Surviving in addition to her mother, are a sister, Mrs. Dock Adkins of Louisa and a brother, Charles A. Henson of Walbridge, OH. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

SHORTRIDGE, Charles William
1927-1982
Funeral services for former Fallsburg resident Charles William Shortridge, 54, Rome, NY, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. May 12 in Young Funeral Home by minister Kenneth Holden with burial in Shortridge-Collinsworth Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Shortridge died May 7 in Rome. Mr. Shortridge was born Jul 22, 1927, at Cadmus, a son of the late George and Ruth Esther Rice Shortridge. Surviving are a son, Charles W. Shortridge of Rome, five sisters, Mrs. Goldie Vasliff of San Jose, CA, Mrs. Essie Spillman of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Hillman of Hilliard, OH, and Mrs. Barbara Collins and Mrs. Charlotte Woods, both of Fallsburg, 3 brothers, George Shortridge, Jr. of Ludlow Falls, OH, Glen R. Shortridge of Universal City, TX and Franklin Shortridge of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

VANHORN, Austin (Buck)
1908-1982
Funeral services for Austin (Buck) Vanhorn, 73, of Louisa were conducted May 6 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Vanhorn Cemetery. Mr. Vanhorn died May 4 in the residence. Mr. Vanhorn was born Jun 21, 1908 in Louisa a son of the late Ben and Frances Jordan Vanhorn. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are a brother, the Rev. Fred Vanhorn of Star route, Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Vanhorn was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action in France in July of 1944 as a member of the 4th Medical Battalion. The citation read:" For heroic service in connection with military operations against and enemy of the United States in the vicinity of Neville, France on July 1944. The heroic and self-sacrificing endeavor of Private Vanhorn saved a seriously wounded soldier from certain death. He and the hands of his litter team were informed of the danger involved in attempting an immediate rescue of a wounded soldier, and were advised to wait for enemy activity in the sector to diminish. Voluntarily and without hesitation, the team made its way through a wheat field covered by an enemy machine gun, to the patient. On the way back with their burden, the enemy directed machine gun fire at them. Boldly they continued on with their mission and delivered the wounded man to the aide station. Private Vanhorn's outstanding courage and foremost consideration for the welfare of his wounded comrade, even above the safety of his own life, in keeping with the highest military traditions." Big Sandy News, May 12, 1982

WHITE, Keenus
Funeral services for Keenus White, 98, of Star Route, Louisa, who died May 14, were conducted May 16, at the Trinity Methodist Church near Louisa. Burial was in the White Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. White is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Edith Seitz of Riddlesburg, OH, Mrs. Viola Lee of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Clara Thompson of Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Marie Hutchinson of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Gladys Tackett of Mt. Sterling; 6 sons, Damer White and Carl White of Columbus, Linzie White of Detroit, MI, Lawrence White of Indianapolis, IN and Charles white of Logan, WV, a sister, Elizabeth Johnson of Ashland, 65 grandchildren, 113 great grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1982

WILLIAMSON, Rosie May (Copley)
1911-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie May Copley Williamson, 70, route 1, Crum were conducted May 1 in Webb Community Church with burial in Webb Community Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson died Apr 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Williamson was born Jun 15, 1911, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late I. B. and Margaret Brewer Copley. Her husband, Sherman Williamson, died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Short of route 1, Crum, a son, Donald Lee Williamson of route 1, Crum, 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Williamson of route 1, Crum and Mrs. Ida Chaffins of Loraine, OH, a brother, Luster Copley of Crum, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1982

WILSON, Claude Theophilus
1889-1982
Funeral services for former mayor Claude Theophilus Wilson, 93, Louisa, were conducted May 18 in Louisa First Baptist Church by ministers O. L. Greer and Ralph Webb. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died May 16 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born Apr 30,1 889, in Louisa, a son of the late Ulysses and Sarah Frances Shannon Wilson. He was a retired carpenter, a life long member of the Louise First Baptist Church and was a city councilman several times. His wife, Mrs. Herman Wilson, died in 1977. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Cabiness of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Anna L. Burns and Mrs. Betty Lou Ball both of Louisa, 2 sons, Herbert G. Wilson of Cincinnati and Elmer Wray Wilson of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1982

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ADAMS, Dora (Johns)
1897-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Adams, 84, Louisa were conducted Jun 5 in Louisa First Baptist Church by the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Jun 2. Mrs. Adams was born Oct 20, 1897 in Logan Co., WV, a daughter of the late Martin Lewis and Josephine Weddington Johns. She was a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church and a retired school teacher with the Lawrence County Schools. Her husband, James M. Adams died in 1973. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nora Mae Dent of Cardington, OH, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

ALLEN, Roscoe
1905-1982
Funeral services for Roscoe Allen, 76, route 4, Louisa were to be conducted Jun 30 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Mayhew and Rev. William Teems. Burial was to be in Workman-Allen Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Allen died Jun 27 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born Jul 11, 1905, at route 5, Louisa, a son of the late Charlie and Mae Duncan Allen. he was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta Cox Allen, 7 daughters, Mrs. Mae Bell Moore and Mrs. Bertha M. Copley, both of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Rita A. Spillman of Ashley, OH, Mrs. Eula Irene Hawse of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Wanda Jean Burke of route 1, Grayson, and Mrs. Rosie Lea Moore and Mrs. Margaret Bailey both of route 2, Louisa, 3 sons, Elbert J. Allen, at home, Homer R. Allen of route 3, Louisa and Charles T. Allen of route 4, Louisa, a stepson, William Dutton of route 2, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Goldie Sammons of Ashland, 2 brothers, Hubert Allen of route 1, Webbville and Elbert Allen of Louisa, 37 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

BOYS, Nada (Wellman)
1899-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Nada Boys, 82, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted May 28 at the Spruce Lick Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Boys died May 26 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Boys was born Jul 16, 1899 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Erastus and Victoria Wellman. Her husband, Ballard Boys die din 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Willie Spears of Fort Gay, 2 sons, Robert and Russell Boys, both of Fort Gay, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1982

CALDWELL, Sophronia (Houck)
1890-1982
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Sophronia Houck Caldwell, 92, Ashland were conducted Jun 29 at Rose Hill Burial Park by the Rev. Clarence Griffith. Mrs. Caldwell died in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Caldwell was born Jun 24, 1890, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Henry and Ellen Holbrook Houck. She was a lifelong resident of Ashland and a member of the England Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John Caldwell, died in 1948. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Edith Hogan of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ruby Clark and Mrs. Opal Cassell, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Lucille Barnett of South Point, 2 sons, Hubert Caldwell of Columbus, OH and Luke Caldwell of Lawrence County, a brother, Raymond Houck of Ashland, 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

CANTRELL, Alice (Ramey)
1906-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Cantrell, 75, Blaine, were conducted Jun 5 in the Old Blaine United Baptist Church by Elders Garrett Porter and Jesse Porter. Burial was in Cantrell family cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died Jun 3 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Cantrell was born Dec 18, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Nancy Sparks Ramey. She was a member of the Old Blaine United Baptist Church for 53 years. Surviving are her husband, Pilot Cantrell; 3 daughters: Mrs. Mable Clester, Blaine, Mrs. Mavis Fyffe, Blaine; Angie Boggs, Louisa; 4 sons: Elwood Cantrell, Elmo Cantrell Billy Cantrell and Bobby Cantrell all of Blaine, 4 sisters: Mrs. Tabitha Cantrell, Martha Sturgill and Irene Kazee all of Blaine and Mary Perry, Flat Gap; 3 brothers: Green Ramey, Flat Gap, Proctor Ramey, Cherokee, James Ramey, Blaine; 21 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. (Note: Young Funeral Home Records has her as Ollie not Alice)  Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

CHAFFIN, John M.
1836-1873
In 1873 Civil war veteran John M. Chaffin died in front of the Lawrence County courthouse when his horse reared and fell upon him. But it was not until 1982 that his grave, in a small, unkempt cemetery in Job Hollow on Cooksey Fork was marked with a tombstone. And it was at the expense of the federal government. Regina Diamond Tackett, through her study of genealogy discovered a need for the marker. Before the death of her grandmother, Rebecca Job Diamond last year she learned the whereabouts of the grave of Chaffin. When it was finally located, his identification was chiseled on a rock. Eight other graves were designated in the same manner but without names. Diamond and daughter applied to the Military Service Records in Washington, for the tombstone and 3 months and 2 weeks later the stone arrived in early June. John M. Chaffin born in 1836, served in the Kentucky Partisan Rangers, during the Civil War. He was the son of William and Nancy Curnutte Chaffin of Lawrence County. On Mar 17, 1859, 2 years before the War Between the States began, he wed Sarah M. Kitchen. The couple begat 6 children, Trinville, Sarilda, Sidney Jane, Chrdelia, Shade and John M. Chaffin, Jr. Following the ex-ranger's death Sarah married James M. Combs and they had 2 children, Samuel and Elizabeth Combs, Sarah (Aunt Sis) Combs died in 1929. Big Sandy News. Jun 23, 1982

CHILDERS, Nancy (Akers)
1918-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Akers Childers, 64, Route 1, Louisa, were conducted June 20 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Gallie Isaac and Larry Sherman. Burial was in Temple Hill Memorial Gardens, Saint Paul, VA. Mrs. Childers died June 18 at the residence of her brother, Paul Akers. Mrs. Childers was born January 9, 1918, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry E. and Mary Wilson Akers. Her husband, Hensley Childers, died in 1959. Additional survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Gorkis of Quartsville, CA, Mrs. Mae Smith of Ante, VA, and Mrs. Sue Federici of Phoenix, AZ; a son, Paul Gene Childers of Tifton, GA; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Davis of Hellier and Mrs. Elvira Webb of Richmond, VA; two brothers, Clifford Akers of Justiceville and Walter Akers of Hellier; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1982

DERIFIELD, William J.
1919-1982
Funeral services for Clifford native William J. Derifield, 62, Covington, GA, were conducted Jun 6 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Derifield Cemetery. Mr. Derifield died Jun 3 in Covington, Mr. Derifield was born Dec 31, 1919 at Clifford, a son of the late Millard and Helen Hammond Derifield. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Goble Derifield; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Allen of Lawrenceville, GA, 4 sons, CPO William G. Derifield of Brooklyn, NY, Donald M. and Ronald M. Derifield, both of Atlanta, GA and Jimmie Derifield of Oxford, GA; 4 sisters, Mrs. Sarah James of Jonesboro, GA, Mrs. Ona Caudill of Eustis, FL, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliffe of Clifford and Miss Mary Derifield of Covington, GA and 2 brothers, George Derifield of Clifford and O. B. Derifield of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

ELLIS, Maude (Grant)
1897-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Ellis, 85, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Jun 15 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. John Simms with burial in Little-See Cemetery. Mrs. Ellis died Jun 12 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Ellis was born Apr 13, 1897, Maneto, NC, a daughter of the late James W. and Eliza O'Neal Grant. Surviving are her husband, William James Ellis, 2 daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Nutter of Gahanna, OH, and Mrs. Mary L. Hamilton of Little Rock, AR, a son, Newton Ellis of Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1982

FANNIN, Charley Harman
1931-1982
Funeral services  for Charley H. Fannin, 50, of Lowmansville were conducted Sunday Jun 6 at the Mary Church at Charley, KY. Burial will be in the Mary Cemetery. Mr. Fannin died Friday Jun 4 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Fannin was born Jul 5, 1931 in Lowmansville, a son of the late Olena and Mima Low Fannin. He was a mechanic at Newton Chevrolet in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Daniels Fannin; six daughters, Mrs. Nancy Daniels of Louisa, Mrs. Kathleen Hall of Ulysses, Mrs. Kathy Young, Miss Evelyn Fannin, Miss Pauline Fannin, and Miss Donna Fannin all of Lowmansville; four sons, Charles L. Fannin of Star Route, Louisa, Eugene, Larry, and Michael Fannin all of Lowmansville; a sister, Erma Caldwell of Clarksburg, OH; two brothers, Ernest Fannin of Mansfield, OH and Dillon Fannin of Palm Harbor, FL; two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

GARTIN, Charlie
1890-1982
Funeral services for Charlie Gartin, 82, of Blaine, were conducted Jun 5 at the residence with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Gartin died Jun 3. The retired farmer was born Feb 16, 1890 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elijah and Rachel Justice Gartin. He is survived by his wife, Pollie Weaver Gartin, 2 sons, Howard Gartin of Gahanna, OH and Charlie Gartin, Jr. of Martha, 2 daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Livingston of Columbus and Mrs. Stella Mullins of Goodlettsville, TN, a sister, Mrs. Nora Boggs of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

GARTIN, Pamela (Webb)
1962-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Gartin, 20, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jun 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mrs. Gartin died Jun 23. Mrs. Gartin was born Jun 9, 1962, in Louisa, a daughter of John David and Gertrude Fitzpatrick Webb of Star Route, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Charles Allen Gartin and a brother, Walter David Webb at home. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

HOLBROOK, Pearl ( Ross)
1895-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Holbrook, 87, route 4, Louisa, mother of fiscal court magistrate Roy Holbrook, were conducted Jun 12 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Holbrook died Jun 10 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Holbrook was born Feb 10, 1895 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Dave and Minnie Lambert Ross. She was a charter member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Ashland. Her husband, Azie Holbrook died in 1958. Additional survivors are a son, Ray E. Holbrook of Ashland and 1 sister, Mrs. Susan Elswick of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1982

HUDSON, Theodore Lee
1909-1982
Funeral services for Theodore L. Hudson, Sr., 72, were conducted June 17 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hudson died June 14. Mr. Hudson was born December 18, 1909 in Ashland, a son of the late Andrew W. and Nancy Hayes Hudson. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc. refinery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Johns Hudson; two sons, Theodore Hudson, Jr., of Ashland and W. Paul Young of Frankfort; two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1982

KIMBLER, Leroy
1914-1982
Funeral services for Leroy Kimbler, 68, Blaine were conducted Jun 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery at Sitka. Mr. Kimbler was found dead Jun 11 at the residence. Deputy coroner Teddy Preston attributed death to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Surviving are a son, Larry Kimbler, a daughter, Mary Phyllis Howett, Marion, OH; a brother, Chester Kimbler, Marysville, OH and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1982

KING, Lee, 1895-1982
Funeral services for Georges Creek native Lee King, 87, of Ashland, were conducted Jun 21 in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Bennie Grizzle. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. King died Jun 18 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. King was born Feb 8, 1895, at Georges Creek, KY, a son of the late Henderson and Mary Pack King. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dixie King, in 1975. He was a retired employee of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Company. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Doliver Stewart of Flatwoods, Mrs. David Blankenship of Creston, OH and Mrs. Fred Perdue and Mrs. Bob Stamey, both of Canton, OH, a son, William King of Louisville; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1982

LYONS, Greta Irene (Edwards)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native Grettie Irene Lyons, 77, of Columbus, OH, will be conducted Friday Jul 2 at the residence of Jim Riley on Cains Creek at 11 a.m. She was born Dec 19, 1905, a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary Edwards. Survivors include 1 daughter: Mrs. Edith McGill, Baltimore, OH, 2 sons: Edgel Lyons, Columbus, Edsel Lyons, Pleasantville, OH; 7 sisters: Lacie Bricky, and Mary Boggs both of Pickerington, OH, Thelma Jenkins, New Baxter, KY; Sophia Boggs, Opal Boggs, Hazel Riley, and Clara Riley all of Blaine, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

MCGUIRE, Nicholas B.
1909-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Nicholas B. McGuire, 72, of Ironton were conducted May 28 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. McGuire died May 25 in Lawrence County Hospital, Ironton. Mr. McGuire was born Sep 24, 1909 at Louisa, a son of the late Nicholas B. and Lou Clarkson McGuire and stepson of the late Henry Carter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Damron McGuire; 3 sons, Claude McGuire of Southgate, MI, Nicholas McGuire of Ironton, and Charles McGuire of Catlettsburg, 6 daughters, Mrs. Clara Rowe, and Mrs. Sharon Lynd, both of Ironton, Mrs. Louise Rybicki and Mrs. Phyllis Noles, both of Dearborn, MI, Mrs. Teresa Parsons of Ashland and Mrs. Linda McClain of Winter Springs, FL, 2 brothers, Stanley Carter of Ashland and Raymond Carter of Orlando, FL; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1982

MCPEEK, Herman
1911-1982
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Herman McPeek, 70, Ashland, were conducted Jun 15 in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Phillip Haney. Mr. McPeek was born dead Jun 13 at the residence. Mr. McPeek was born Oct 16, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marion and Martha Blankenship McPeek. He was a retired deck hand for the Dravo Towing Service had resided in this area for the past 3 years, moving here from Pittsburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion and the Ashland Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Talmadge McPeek of Flatwoods, and Paul and Gary McPeek, both of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Vada Nichols and Mrs. Ruth Dartey, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Dorothy Valentine of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1982

MEADE, Courtney
1982-1982
Graveside rites for infant Courtney Matthew Meade, son of Airman First Class Joey M. and Rhonda Maynard Meade of Tampa, FL, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Jun 24 at Pack Cemetery by the Rev. James Hayes. The baby died Jun 21 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Other survivors are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Maynard of Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Meade of Zephyr Hills, FL. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

MEADE, Willie Elmo
1916-1982
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, for Willie Elmo Meade, Sr., 66, who died June 21 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Meade was born in Lawrence County, February 18, 1916, a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Hager Meade. He was a resident of Louisa, a carpenter, and a member of Masonic Lodge 699 F & AM of Richardson and member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Jordan Meade, six sons, George and Willie, Jr., Whitehouse, Davis and James C., Leesville, LA, Thomas, Van Lear, and Richard, Louisa; three daughters, Marion VanHoose and Sarah Whittaker, Louisa and Linda Wiley, Williamsport. Also, six brothers, and sisters, June Meade and Gertrude Elkins, Flora Home, FL, Johnnie Meade, Norfolk, VA, Kate Preston, Mansfield, OH, Mary Alice Smith, Huntington, WV, and Francis Bartlett, Charleston, WV; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bruce Daniels and Cecil Price officiated at services in Richardson Chapel Church. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

RICE, John Ernest
1906-1982
Funeral services for John Ernest Rice, 75, Louisa, were conducted Jun 16 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Short Cemetery. Mr. Rice died Jun 14 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Rice was born Nov 13, 1906, at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Washington and Virginia Bartee Rice. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Newsome Rice, a daughter, Mrs. Jenny Cyrus of Reynoldsburg, OH, 2 sons, Pete Rice of Route 3, Louisa and Alfred Rice of route 1, Webbville and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1982

SCOTT, Roger D.
A Martin County coal company foreman died of injuries received as the result of a traffic crash last week on KY 3 and his wife and young daughter were injured. Roger D. Scott, 26, of route 5, Inez, died en route to Louisa Community Hospital Jun 9 of internal injuries. A passenger, his 25 year old pregnant wife, Theresa Step Scott, was admitted to LCH with a back injury and bruises. Also treated at the hospital was their 1 1/2 year old daughter Kimberly. The incident occurred about 12:10 p.m. 2 miles south of Louisa. The Scott pickup truck was headed towards Louisa when it crashed into a coal truck driven by Joel D. Stevens, 24, of Louisa, that crossed the center line. The pickup truck was slammed down a 10 foot embankment, with the driver wedged behind the wheel, according to Kentucky State Police. The Louisa Volunteer Fire Department answered the call along with Wellman Ambulance. Jaws of Life was used to extracate the couple form the smashed vehicle. Mr. Scott's foot was wedged under the dash, which hindered rescue. It required more than an hour before he could be freed under a broiling sun. First to arrive on the scene was Louisa Police Chief Austin Johnson and Patrolman Richard Webb, who directed traffic, which was halted on KY 3 for several hours. City police also redirected traffic at the intersection of KY 3 on the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge. KSP Troopers Harvey Holbrook and Charles Curnutte are investigating the mishap.

Funeral services for Mr. Scott were conducted Jun 12 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in the family cemetery at Warfield. Mr. Scott was foreman for Massey Coal Co underground mining operation in Martin County. He was born Apr 3, 1956 at Warfield, a son of the late Willis Scott and Wanda Scott of route 5, Inez. Additional survived include a brother, Willis Scott, Jr. of Alabama and a sister, Mrs. Betty Joe Collier of Johnstown, OH. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1982

SEE, Henry H. , III
1954-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Henry H. (Hank) See, III, 27, of Strasburg, VA were conducted Jun 25 in Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, VA by the Rev. Edgar J. Harrison with burial in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. He was born Aug 15, 1954 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Peggy Ann Childers See of Strasburg and the late Henry H. See. He was employed as a carpenter for a construction company. Mr. See was a member of the United Methodist Church in Louisa. Additional survivors are his wife, Gloria See and a sister, Elaine Everhart of Stephens City. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

SPENCER, Walda (Jordan)
1912-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Walda J. Spencer, 69, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jun 3 in the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Judd Cemetery. Mrs. Spencer died Jun 1 at the residence. Mrs. Spencer was born Aug 28, 1912 at Ellen a daughter of the late Jay and Georgia Miles Jordan. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters: Mrs. Athlene Sinkus of South Winsor, CT, Mrs. Deloris Henneke of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Carol Kimbrough of Candler, NC; 2 sons: Schmidt Spencer of Mohawk, WV and Junior Spencer of Granville, OH; 1 sister: Mrs. Irene Cline of Hanover, WV; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

WELLS, Rebecca (Hicks)
1909-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca H. Wells, 72, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Jun 7 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Standifer. Burial was in Neal Cemetery. Mrs. Wells died Jun 5 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Wells was born Oct 25, 1909 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Isaacs and Nannie Fuller Hicks. Her husband, Pearl Wells preceded her in death in 1944. Surviving are a son, Robert (Bob) Wells, of Catlettsburg, 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert Kirk of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Georgia Damron of Grand Rapids, OH, and Miss Betty Jo Wells of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Clark of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Clarence Caudill of Marengo; 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1982

WHITLEY, Sheila
1965-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Miss Sheila Whitley, 17, Sandy Hook, were conducted Jun 25 in Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Rev. Albert Holbrook, Jr., Rev. Floyd West, Rev. Alan Ison and Rev. Kenneth Skaggs. Burial was in Phillips Cemetery at Martha. She died Jun 22. Miss Whitley was born Mar 3, 1965 in Louisa. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Charlene Skaggs of route 4, West Liberty, 2 sisters, Debbie Smith of sandy Hook and Micholene Skaggs of Isonville; 2 brothers, Mitchell and Marion Whitley, both of Orlando, FL and the grandmother, Mrs. Mae Phillips of Martha. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1982

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AKERS, Goebel P.
1901-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Goebel P. Akers, 80, Circleville, OH were conducted Jul 16 in Circleville with burial in Forest Cemetery. Mr. Akers died Jul 13 in a Circleville Hospital. Mr. Akers was born Dec 7, 1901 in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of the late James W. and Sarilda Preston Akers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Eloise Nichols Akers, 2 sons, Dr. Henry Akers of Mansfield, OH and Frank Akers of Williamsport; a daughter, Mrs. David Crawford of Circleville; 3 brothers, James W. Jr. and J. M. "Mack" Akers both of Louisa and Richard Akers of Georgia; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Brown of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Edward Elble and Mrs. George Hill, both of Cincinnati and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

AVENT, James K.
Last rites for James K. Avent, 46, Griffin, GA, were conducted Jul 13 in Frankfort Cemetery, following funeral services in the Episcopal Church. Mr. Avent died Jul 9 in Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Survivors include his wife, Sally Jo Patton Avent formerly of Louisa, 1 son, John Avent and his father James Avent, Sr. Big Sandy news, Jul 14, 1982

BARKER, Elizabeth M. (Johns)
Funeral services for Louisa native Elizabeth M. Barker, 58, Akron, OH, were conducted Jul 7 in Billows Chapel with burial in Akron. Mrs. Barker, daughter of Johnnie Johns and Virginia Wilson died Jul 5. She was born in Louisa and lived in Akron since 1966. She is survived by husband, Dr. H. Kenneth Barker, son, Glenn L. Barker, both of Akron, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

BARNEY, Brizia (Frazier)
1908-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Brizia Frazier Barney, 73, Ashland, were conducted Jul 24 in the Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Frank Blevins and Paul Burner. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Barney died Jul 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Barney died Jul 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Barney was born Aug 24, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Taylor and Florence Derifield Frazier. She was a member of the Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harold T. Barney, 2 sons, Harold M. and Gerald L. Barney, both of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. Francis Blankenship of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Ross Shephard and Mrs. John P. Newsome, both of Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Bess Rice of Ironton; 4 brothers, Cam and Roy Frazier, both of Ashland, Millard Frazier of Savannah, GA, and David Frazier of Albuquerque, NM; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

BLACK, Norma Jean (Presley)
1955-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Black, 27, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jul 24 in Young Funeral Home by minister Bobby Queen. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Black died Jul 21 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Black was born Jan 23, 1955 in Louisa, a daughter of Everett Ray and Cynthia Nunley Presley of route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Larry Black, 1 son: Brian Keith Black at home, 2 sisters: Mrs. Carolyn Faye Penn, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Joyce Wilks, Louisa; 5 brothers: William R. Presley, Belton, TX, Arnold Presley, Bunker Hill, IN, Darrell Presley, Belton, TX, Danny Presley, route 4, Louisa, Tommy Presley, route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

BOGGS, Millard
1910-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Millard Boggs, 72, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Jul 17 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. David Dolan. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Boggs died Jul 14 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Boggs was born Jun 20, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Huey and Trinvilla Church Boggs. He was a retired brick layer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Scarberry Fannin Boggs, 2 stepsons, Kenneth Fannin of Catlettsburg, and Jack Fannin of Houston, TX; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Edna Keaton of Houston, Mrs. Carolyn Fields of Hurricane, WV and Mrs. Rebecca Carter of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Raymond and Russell Boggs both of Ann Arbor, MI, a sister, Mrs. Rilda Jessie of Grayson and 9 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

CATELLIER, Eugene
1910-1982
The father of a Louisa man was buried Jul 2 in St. Malo, Manitoba, Canada. Eugene Catellier, 71 died June 28 in St. Malo with funeral services there. He was born Oct 4, 1910 in St. Malo. Surviving are his wife, Rose Dorc Catellier, 5 daughters, 2 foster sons, 2 step grandsons, Mike West and John West both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1982

CHANDLER, Arthur
1888-1982
Funeral services for Lowmansville native Arthur Chandler, 84, Flora, IL, were conducted Jul 19 in Flora with burial there. He died Jul 16 in Flora. Mr. Chandler was born Feb 9, 1888 at Lowmansville, a son of the late David K. and Martha Lowe Chandler, He was a retired oil shooter. Surviving are his wife, Lesle Chandler, a son, Arthur Chandler, Jr., 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hayes of Ashland, Mrs. Marie Borders of River and Mrs. Dorothy Brown of Beaver, OH, 3 brothers, Enis Chandler, Ashland, Luther Chandler of Ulysses and Earnie Chandler of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

CORDLE, Milton J.
1891-1982
Funeral services for Milton J. Cordle, 91, Blaine were conducted Jul 14 in the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church by Elders Jarrett Cordle, Burnso Wheeler and Charlie Arrington. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died Jul 11 at the residence. He was a member of Lower Brushy United Baptist Church for 58 years and a deacon. Mr. Cordle was born Feb 9, 1891 at Cordell, a son of the late Jerry and Hannah Clevenger Cordle. He was a retired farmer and a carpenter, a Kentucky Colonel, a veteran of WWI and a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F & AM. His wife, Mrs. Polly Bishop Cordle, died in 1977. Surviving are 2 sons: M. J. Cordle, Jr., and Charles H. Cordle both of Blaine; 1 sister: Mollie Holbrook, Baltimore, OH; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

DANIEL, Marjorie ( Holbrook)
1906-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Daniel, 76, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jul 15 in Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Lykins Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mrs. Daniel died Jul 12 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Daniel was born Dec 24, 1906 at route 4, Louisa, a daughter of the late Heeney and Martha Presley Holbrook. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Coon, Mrs. Martha Peck, and Evelyn, all of Columbus, 2 sons, Ray Daniel of Columbus and Henry Daniel of Junction City, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Workman of route 4, Louisa, and Gracie of Lodi, OH; 3 brothers, Arthur Holbrook, of route 4, Louisa, Ernie Holbrook of Lodi and O'Dale Holbrook of Columbus, 21 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

FOLEY, Cleat T.
1921-1982
Funeral services for Cleat T. Foley, 60, Cincinnati, will be today at 2 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Mr. Foley died Sunday Jul 18, 1982, following an extended illness. Mr. Foley was born Oct 8, 1921 in Columbia, KY, the son of the late Oris and Verna Shepard Foley. He was a retired nurse. Surviving are his wife, Avis Compton Foley, a daughter, Mrs. Vicki Mitchell of Cincinnati, 1 grandchild, 4 sisters, Jean Taylor, Huntington Beach, CA, Iva D. Potts, Louisville, Darline Clemens, Cincinnati, Randa Astler, North Bend, OH, 2 brothers, Waldon Foley, Cincinnati and Glen Foley of Wichita, KS. Burial will be in Compton Cemetery, route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Charles R. Humphrey officiating. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

FORD, Lewis David
1941-1982
Funeral services for Lewis David Ford, 41, Little Blaine Road, were conducted Jul 22 in Chambers Funeral Home, Matewan, WV with burial in Blackberry City, WV. Mr. Ford died Jul 19 in St. Mary's Hospital, as the result of injuries received in a shootout with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Jun 6 at the residence. Mr. Ford was born Jun 15, 1941 in Lynn, WV, a son of the late John and Ruby Collins Ford. He served in the U. S. Army and was a disabled construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Harris Ford of Louisa, 3 sons, Lewis Ford, Jr., Marvin Lee Ford and Billy Joe Ford, all at home; 3 brothers, Frank Ford of Colegrove, OH, John Ford, U. S. Army in Germany and Jack Ford of Columbus; 7 sisters, Mrs. Doris Wood, Mrs. Nollie Jude, Mrs. Pat Dempsey, Mrs. Louise Massey, Mrs. Alice Carroll, Mrs. Zelma Ingles, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Logean Deskins of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

FRAZIER, John A.
1904-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native John A. Frazier, Sr., 77, Lexington, were conducted Jul 19 in Lexington with burial there. He died Jul 16 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Frazier was born Sep 8, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mont V. and Mary Fannin Frazier. He was retired from the C & O Railroad and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Rose Cord, Mrs. Barbara Wireman and Mrs. Shirley Richardson, all of Lexington, Mrs. Virginia Dixon of Middletown, OH and Mrs. Deloris Brown of Oregon; 2 sons, John A. Frazier of Louisville and Donald Frazier of Barstow, CA, 6 sisters, Mrs. Rose Vaughn and Mrs. Mary Chapman, both of Louisa, Mrs. Opal Harris of Lawrence County, Mrs. Ruby Miller of California, Mrs. Norma Webber and Mrs. Blanche Shepherd, both of Michigan; 2 brothers, Mont V. Frazier, Jr. of Ohio and Clifford Frazier of Louisa; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

FRY, Oney
1890-1982
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Oney Fry, 92, Harrisburg, OH, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jul 22 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Maynard Cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. Fry died Jul 18 in Grove City, OH. His wife, Mary Nobil Fry died in 1972. The retired N & W Railroad employee was born Mar 30, 1890 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elizabeth Robinson Fry and Jessie Fry. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Irene Mattos of LaPuente, CA, Mrs. Ona Rook, Brigham City, UT, Mrs. Una Hughes, Harrisburg, 1 son, Rennie Fry, Kenova, 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

HALL, James Howard
Funeral services for former Louisan James Howard Hall, 68, of Virginia Beach, VA were conducted Jul 18 with burial in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk, VA by the Rev. Charles H. Jones. Mr. Hall, son of the late Guy Roy Hall and Effie Sparks Hall died Jul 15 at his residence. His wife, Ruth Martin Hall, died Jul 14, 1981. Mr. Hall was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an electrician; member of Kempsville Baptist Church, Kempsville Masonic Lodge 196, Local 180 Electricians Union and a veteran of WWI. Surviving include his step mother, Effie B. Hall, Kenova, WV, a daughter, Ruth Hall Frier of Chesapeake, VA, a son, Howard Wayne Hall of Virginia Beach, VA, 2 sisters, Rosemary Maynard of Hilliard, OH and Gertrude Hicks, Portsmouth, VA and 3 grandsons. Big Sandy news, Jul 21, 1982

HAY, Burbage
1905-1982
Funeral services for Burbage Hay, 76, route 1, Louisa were conducted Jul 1 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hay died Jun 28 in Louisa Community Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Hay was born Jul 11, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ambrose and Cora Skaggs Hay. He was a retired employee of General Motors, a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 and F & AM, in Louisa, the York and Scottish Rite Masonic orders and the El Hasa Shrine Temple in Ashland, Louise Chapter 192 Order of the Eastern Star, IOOF 279 and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Fraley Hay, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dora Strilka of Cincinnati and Mrs. Jean Langston of Potomac, MD, 3 sisters, Mrs. Emily Williams and Miss Ethel Hay both of Louisa and Mrs. Esta Haskins of Flatwoods and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1982

KELLEY, Jesse
1906-1982
Funeral services for Jesse Kelley, 75, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jul 9 by Rev. Jack Perry in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Kelley died Jul 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Kelley was born Nov 29, 1906, at Cherokee, a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Fraley Kelley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Thompson Kelley. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ada Myrtle Sparks of Columbus and Mrs. Betty Lou Wellman of Dayton, 4 sisters, Mrs. Gretchen Fox of Portsmouth, Mrs. Dorothy Hall of Ashland, Mrs. Ada Watts of Wheelersburg, and Mrs. Goldia Sanders of London, OH, a brother, Emory Kelley of Ashland, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1982

MCKINNEY, Frona (Rowe)
1901-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Frona Rowe McKinney, 81, of Richardson, will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Youngs Chapel with Rev. William Teems officiating. Mrs. McKinney died Sunday, Jul 25 at the Louisa Community Hospital. She was born in Pike County, Jan 22, 1901, the daughter of the late Beldon and Rebecca Mullins Rowe. Her husband, Anthony McKinney died in 1941. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Veloice Bartlett of Columbus, Mrs. Bernice Fitch and Mrs. Phyllis Pinson, both of route 2 Louisa, 3 sons, Ben McKinney of route 2, Denver McKinney of Boonesboro, MD and Harry McKinney, Louisa, 1 sister, Elmira Ratliff, Florida and 1 brother, Jim Rowe of Flemingsburg, 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

POWERS, Evelyn (Newsome)
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Mrs. Evelyn Newsome Powers of Urbana, OH, were conducted last week in Ohio. Mrs. Powers died Jul 8. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Powers, 4 sons, Danny Powers, Adams Powers, Billie Bowers and Sam Powers all of Urbana, OH, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ronald Dixon, Mrs. Barbara Kendall of Urbana and Jeanie of Columbus, 1 brother, William Newsome and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1982

SCOTT, Laura (Combs)
1892-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Laura Scott, 89, were conducted Sunday Jul 18 at Young's Funeral Home with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mrs. Scott was born Nov 15, 1892 in Lawrence County the daughter of the late Willis and Mary Ellen Combs. She was married to Edgar Scott who preceded her in death. Mrs. Scott was a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church. Survivors include 1 brother, Jay Combs of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

SMITH, Ivory (Rucher)
1906-1982
Funeral services for Newcombe native Mrs. Ivory Rucker Smith, 76, Ashland, were conducted Jul 21 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Adkins. Burial was in Coalton Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Jul 19 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Smith was born Apr 29, 1906, at Newcombe, a daughter of the late Jeff and Belle Artis Rucker. She was a retired practical nurse and resided in Ashland most of her life and attended 21st Street Tabernacle. Her husband, James Madison Smith died in 1968. Surviving are 5 brothers, Sanford Rucker of Ashland, Walter, Raleigh and Elza Rucker all of Rush, and James A. Rucker of Summit. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

THOMPSON, Roy C.
1896-1982
Funeral services for Roy C. Thompson, 86, Louisa, were conducted Jul 16 at the Louisa First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles R. Humphrey with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Jul 14 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Jul 1, 1896 at Ellen, a son of the late Lindsey and Lucy Jane Adams Thompson. He was a retired school teacher in the Lawrence County schools, was a retired merchant and postmaster of the Adams store at Adams. He was past president of the Farm Bureau, a member of the Lawrence County Soil Conservation Board and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary T. Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Bernard Poindexter of Huntington, a son, Maxwell Thompson of Louisa, 6 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Ball of Benson, AZ, Mrs. Thelma Adams of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Pearlie Roberts, Mrs. Esta Wilson, Mrs. Mary Belle Hughes, and Mrs. Nora Gee Thompson, all of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

VANHORNE, Anna
1904-1982
Funeral services for former Buchanan resident Mrs. Anna Van Horne, 77, Shopes Creek, were conducted Jul 25 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home with burial in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Van Horne, died Jul 22, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Jun 28, 1904, daughter of the late G. B. and Ella Grant Van Horne. She was a former resident of Buchanan and was a member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Elmer Ray Van Horne of Macon, GA and Sherman Ben Van Horne of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Ann Jones and Mrs. Venita Faye Stamper, both of Ashland, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

VANHORN, Sarah (Peters)
1914-1982
Graveside services for Louisa native Mrs. Sarah Vanhorn, 68, Ashland, were conducted Jul 26 in Pine Hill Cemetery by Rev. J. P. Weaver. Mrs. Vanhorn died Jul 23 in King's Daughters; Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Vanhorn was born Mar 27, 1914 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel Thompson Peters. She was a resident of Ashland most of her life and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Oliver Vanhorn, 2 daughters, Miss Rae Ann Vanhorn of Chicago and Mrs. Kitty Lyn Carr of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1982

VANHORN, William Harold
1920-1982
Funeral services for William Harold Vanhorn, 62, of Kingston, OH, were conducted Sunday Jul 18 at the Hills Funeral Home in Kingston, OH by the Rev. Barry Bennett. Burial was in Kingston Cemetery. Mr. Vanhorn died Jul 16 at his residence. Mr. Vanhorn was born Jun 13, 1920, a son of Fred and Noldia Cooksey Vanhorn, Surviving are his wife, Anna Vanhorn, his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Fred Vanhorn of Louisa, KY, 2 daughters, Mrs. Brent Davis of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Roger Detillion of Chillicothe, 4 sons, Teddie Harold Vanhorn of Circleville, OH, Bobby Vanhorn of Washington Court House, OH, Larry Vanhorn, Phillip Vanhorn, Sammy Vanhorn and Ernest Vanhorn all of Kingston, OH, 2 brothers, Edison and Ira Vanhorn of Louisa, KY, 3 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Berry of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ernest Diamond of Spring Valley, OH and Mrs. Gordon Crisp of Louisa, KY and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 28,1982

VANOVER, Dewey
1897-1982
Funeral services for Dewey Vanover, 85, of Martha, were conducted Jul 9 in the Elizabeth Church in Martha by Rev. Pauley Keeton and Rev. Robbie Ferguson. Burial was in Vanover Cemetery. Mr. Vanover died Jul 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. A retired farmer, Mr. Vanover was born Jan 9, 1897, in Johnson County, a son of the late Henry Floyd Vanover and Ludemma Salyers Vanover. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Kelley Vanover, 2 sons, Emory of Martha and Henry of Columbus, OH, 5 daughters, Mrs. Mary Barnett of Martha, Mrs. Annie Boyll of Portage, IN, Mrs. Ruth Haluska of Griffith, IN, Mrs. Gene Dyer of Hammond, IN and Mrs. Lillie Tapley of Somerset; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1982

WATTS, Aldra
1926-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Aldra Watts, 55, Deland, FL were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Jul 14 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Glen Sturgill with burial in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mr. Watts died Jul 10 in Florida. Mr. Watts was born Dec 22, 1926 in Louisa, a son of the late Scott and Beulah Fairchild Watts. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Watts; 2 daughters: Mrs. Karen Davis of Mineral Wells, WV, and Mrs. Teresa Schronce of Hickory, NC; 3 sons: Willard Watts of Orange City, FL, Dennis Watts of Odessa, FL and Michael Watts of Rocky Mt., NC; 2 sisters: Mrs. Janet Moore of Ashland, KY and Mrs. Dardey Caudill of Sciotoville, OH; 1 brother: Brady Watts of Pennsylvania; 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1982

YORK, James Arthur
1922-1982
Funeral services for James Arthur York, 60, of Glenhayes, WV were conducted Jul 15 in the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with burial in York Cemetery. Mr. York died Jul 12 at the residence. Mr. York was born May 12, 1922 at Glenhayes, a son of the late Frank and Tinnie (York) York. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Christine and Amanda Sue York, both at home, a son, James W. York, at home and 3 step daughters, Louise and Eddie Jarrell, both of Fort Gay and Polly Smith of Hammond, IN. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

YOUNG, Gary W.
1956-1982
A power plant employee was killed and another man injured as the result of a 1 car crash with a hillside wall Sunday on US 23 south of Louisa. Killed was 26 year old Gary W. Young, route 3, Louisa, father of a young daughter and operator at Kentucky Power Co. plant. Kentucky State Police reported that a passenger was the owner of the Corvette, Delbert Robertson, Jr. 22 of Fort Gay, is in stable condition in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. According to the KSP the driver lost control of the vehicle about 4 miles south of Louisa, crashing into a rock wall, throwing both men from the vehicle. The KSP reported the vehicle was being pursued by Trooper Dennis Stockton for a traffic violation. Robertson was taken initially to Louisa Community Hospital for head injuries before being transferred to West Virginia. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Young, 26, route 3, Louisa, were to be conducted Jul 21 at 11 a.m. in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Austin with burial in Adkins Cemetery. Mr. Young died early Sunday as the result of an auto crash on U.S. 23 south of Louisa. Mr. Young, born Jul 8, 1956 in Louisa was a son of Edgar Young and Marjorie Martin Young of route 3, Louisa. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Sandra Adkins Young, 1 daughter, Allison Ranea Young at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Wright of Louisa and Mrs. Connie Spillman, route 3, Louisa and 1 brother, James Young. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1982

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BELCHER, Orald
Funeral services for Orald Belcher, 59, of Louisa were conducted today Aug 25 at 11 a.m. at Justice Funeral Home, Pikeville, with burial in Draffin. Mr. Belcher died Aug 22 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Survivors include his wife, Claudia Hughes Belcher, 4 daughters, Kathy Bright of Cleveland, OH, Billie Carol Williamson of Ashcamp and Sherry Belcher and Kimberly Belcher, both of Louisa, and 3 sons, Roger Belcher and David Belcher both of Ashcamp and Donnie Belcher of Millard. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1982

BERRY, Hazel Melissa (Osborne)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Melissa Berry, of Roanoke, VA, will be conducted Aug 4 in the family cemetery at Blaine. She died Jul 30 in Roanoke, and is the widow of Earl Holbrooke Berry. Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor Berry Walker of Huntington and a son, Richard Henry Berry of Roanoke. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1982

BORDERS, Jesse
1902-1982
Funeral services for Jesse Borders, 78, Ulysses, were conducted Aug 4 in Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with burial in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Borders died Aug 2 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Borders was born Dec 22, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jesse and Fannie Murray Borders. Surviving are four sons, T. J.  and Earl Borders, both of Ulysses, Paul Borders of Lexington, and Douglas Borders of River; two sisters,  Mrs. Margie VanHoose of Ulysses and Mrs. Daisy Wilkins of Fort Pierce, FL; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1982

BRAINARD, Wayne D.
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Wayne D. Brainard, 70, Kettering, OH, were conducted Aug 12 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Brainard died Aug 9, in Kettering. Mr. Brainard was born Apr 1, 1912, a son of the late Charles W. and Dolly Crawford Brainard. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Essie Hutchinson Brainard, a son, Charles Roger Brainard, of Kettering, a sister, Mrs. Gladys B. Smith of Louisa, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

BURGESS, Marion Thomas
1920-1982
Funeral services for Marion Thomas Burgess, 62, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Aug 19 at Richardson Chapel by the Rev. William Teems and Rev. Irvin Castle. Mr. Burgess died Aug 16 at the Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Jul 13, 1920 in Louisa and was retired from the C & O Railroad. He was the son of A. P. Burgess and Dora Wilson Burgess. Mr. Burgess is survived by his wife, Margaret Price Burgess. Other survivors include 5 daughters: Mrs. Sandy Perry, Denton, KY, Mrs. Janet Whiting, Huntington Beach, CA, Miss Velma Burgess, Louisa, Miss Karen Burgess, Westminister, CA, Mrs. Debbi Maynard, Clifford, KY; 3 sons: Gary Allen Burgess, with the U.S. Army stationed at Anchorage, Alaska, Thomas Ray Burgess and Ronnie Dean Burgess, both of route 2, Louisa; 1 brother: George Herman Burgess, Ashland, KY; 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

CHANDLER, Ethel (Hayes)
1898-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Hayes Chandler, 84, Lowmansville, were conducted Aug 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by the Rev. Lindsey Davis. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum at Staffordsville. Mrs. Chandler died Aug 21 in Highlands Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Chandler was born Nov 30, 1897 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leander and Lou Miller Hayes. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Jeff Chandler died in 1956. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Chandler of Colonial Heights, VA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pearl Smith and Mrs. Jean Castle both of Lowmansville and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1982

CRAFT, Nola (Wheeler)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native Mrs. Nola Wheeler Craft, 86, of Ashland, were conducted Aug 18 at 2 p.m. in John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Glen Sturgill. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Craft died Aug 14 in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Craft was born May 8, 1896, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Isaac G. and Susan Terry Wheeler. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence M. Craft, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Estella Cunningham of Cincinnati and Mrs. Helen Louise Church and Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Slone, both of Ashland, a son, Homer I. Craft of Ashland, 8 brothers, C. C. Wheeler, Franklin  Wheeler, and Ora Wheeler all of Ashland, George and Burns O. Wheeler both of Blaine, Espie Wheeler of Catlettsburg, Eskie Wheeler of Raceland and Ova Wheeler of South Point; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

ELLIS, William James
1893-1982
Funeral services for William James Ellis, 89, route 5, Louisa were conducted Aug 6 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Little See Cemetery. Mr. Ellis died Aug 3, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Ellis was born May 23, 1893 in Hinton, WV, a son of the late Robert Newton and Mollie Reynolds Ellis. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Maude Ellis, died in June of this year. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Nutter of Gahanna, OH, and Mrs. Mary L. Hamilton of Little Rock, AR, a son, Newton Ellis of Louisa, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1982

GILLUM, Alvin
Funeral services for Alvin Gillum, 63, of Martha will be conducted Thursday, Aug 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elizabeth Church, Martha. Mr. Gillum died Aug 23 in Louisa Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ferguson Gillum; 2 daughters, Iretha Mae Keaton of Martha and Christina McKenzie of New Carlisle, OH, and 4 sons, Christopher Gillum and William Gillum both of Martha and Arthur Gillum and Kenneth Gillum both of Xenia, OH. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1982

GREENE, Dorothy
1923-1982
Funeral services for Miss Dorothy Mae Greene, 59, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Aug 14 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by minister Ronnie Graves. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Miss Greene died Aug 12 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Miss Greene was born Jun 12, 1923 in Webbville, a daughter of Beecher Greene of Webbville and the late Stella Greene. Surviving in addition to her father, are  3 sisters, Irene and Justine Greene and Mrs. Thelma Smith. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

HAMPTON, Ellis Ray
Funeral services for Ellis Ray Hampton, 17, Fort Gay will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Truman Evans. Mr. Hampton died Sunday Aug 15 as a result of drowning. He was born in Louisa the son of Dennis and Elizabeth Trojdon Hampton. He was a student at Fort Gay High School. Other survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Debra Lynn Fowler of Fort Gay and Karen Sue Hampton at home; 2 brothers, Carlos Glen and Douglas Leland both at home, grandmother, Mrs. Brady Black of Asbury, WV, Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

HAY, Georgianna (Fannin)
1900-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgianna Fannin Hay, 82, Martha, were conducted Aug 3 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mrs. hay died Jul 31 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. hay was born Apr 18, 1900, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Johnny and Rinda Caskey Fannin. She was a member of the Watson Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Martin Hay, 7 daughters, Mrs. Leola Evans of Martha, Mrs. Clotine Blankenship of Titusville, FL, Mrs. Ileane Blackford of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Glenora Nickels of Mount Clemons, MI, Mrs. Agnes Ross of Baltimore, OH, Mrs. Reda Wright of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Mrs. Carol Barker of Catlettsburg, 5 sons, Robert G. Hay of Miamisburg, OH, Adrian Hay of South Vienna, OH, Gerland Hay of Columbus, Carson Hay of Ashland, and John Frank Hay of Louisa; a brother, Gene Fannin of Sandy Hook, 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma Maxie of Mount Sterling, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Skaggs of Martha, Mrs. Mary Skaggs of Hillsboro, OH, and Mrs. Maxine Adkins of Sandy Hook; 30 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1982

HEWLETT, Ida (Hatten)
1889-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Thompson Hewlett, 92, route 4, Louisa were conducted Aug 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Hewlett died Aug 18 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Hewlett was born May 22, 1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ulysses S. and Arminda Burke Hatten. Surviving are a son, E. A. Thompson, route 4, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Faye Galloway of Boynton Beach, FL, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1982

 

HUBBARD, Louesa (Dunn)
1901-1982
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Mrs. Louesa F. Hubbard, 81, Ceredo, were conducted Aug 24 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Grover Jackson with burial in Billups Gap Cemetery. Mrs. Hubbard died Aug 22 in St. Mary's Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hubbard was born Feb 16, 1901, at Beckley, WV, a daughter of the late N. B. and Sarah Bryson Dunn. She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Richardson, TX. Her husband, Thomas P. Hubbard, died in 1971. Surviving are 4 sons, Thomas P. Hubbard, Jr., of Richardson, TX, Samuel D. Hubbard of Fort Gay, George F. Hubbard of Worthington, OH and Frank Hubbard of Huntington and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1982

KEARNS, Carrie (Vinson)
1905-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Vinson Kearns, 77, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 14 in Smith Chapel by ministers, Frances Rice and Charles Thompson, Sr. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kearns died Aug 12 in Baltimore, MD following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kearns was born Apr 23, 1905 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Martha Jane Jarrell Vinson. She is survived by her husband, Olin Kearns of Fort Gay, 6 daughters, Mrs. Alta Jane Davison and Mrs. Peggy McClure both of Glenn Burnie, MD, Mrs. Mawanda Welsh of Maryland, Mrs. Hattie Ellen Bryley of Baltimore City, MD, Mrs. Carolyn Faye Finley of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Jean Northup Sturgill of Fort Gay, WV, 2 sons, Joe Kearns of Fort Gay, WV and Olin Kearns, Jr. of Mansfield, OH, a brother, Jerrell Vinson of Lynchburg, VA, 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

KETZEL, Lola (Burgess)
1916-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Burgess Ketzel, 65, Louisa, were conducted Aug 15 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Twin L. Farms at Louisa. Mrs. Ketzel died Aug 13 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Ketzel was born Sep 22, 1916 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Malcolm L. and Victoria Elam Burgess. Mrs. Ketzel was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Lee Ketzel, 3 sisters: Miss Julia Burgess, Louisville, KY, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield, Ceredo, WV, Mrs. William A. Cheek, Louisa; 1 brother: Dr. Frances E. Burgess, route 1, Louisa; 2 nieces: Mrs. Kermit McGinnis, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Vickie Cheek Bond, Dallas, TX; 1 nephew: William A. Cheek, II, Atlanta, GA. Big Sandy News, Aug 18,1 982

MOORE, Rachel (Manns)
1895-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Moore, 87, Lowmansville, were conduced Aug 18 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home with burial in Hannah Cemetery, Lowmansville. Mrs. Moore died Aug 14 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Moore was born Aug 15, 1895 at Van Lear, a daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Goble Manns. Her husband, Dennis Moore, died in 1937. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Brandt and Mrs. Edie Kirk, both of Lowmansville, Mrs. Arlene Dale of Paintsville and Mrs. Ruby Rush of Ashland, Mrs. Dorothy Scott of Martin and Mrs. Maxine Patton of Hueysville, a son, Fred Dye of Louisa, 37 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 18,1 982

RATCLIFF, Okie Darrell
1949-1982
Funeral services for Okie Darrell Ratcliff, 33, Fort Gay will be Friday Aug 20 at 2 p.m. at Fort Gay Methodist Church. Burial will be in Dean Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay, Tabors Creek. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home. Mr. Ratcliff, employee of C & O died Tuesday morning (Aug 17) in a train accident. Mr. Ratcliff, born Sep 14, 1949, at Louisa, KY, was a son of the late Okie Ratcliff. He was a Vietnam veteran. Surviving include his mother, Erma Dean Ratcliff, 1 son, Michael Hager Ratcliff, Fort Gay, 5 sisters, Mrs. Joan Morgan, Ohio, Mrs. Louvada Evans, South Carolina, Mrs. Barbara Hicks and Mrs. Teresa Corn both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Letha Presley, Huntington, 1 brother, Carl Ratcliff, Fort Gay, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

THOMPSON, Mark A.
1956-1982
Funeral services for Mark A. Thompson, 26, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Aug 2 at Cordell Baptist Church with the Rev. W. A. Ferguson officiating. Mr. Thompson was born Jul 19, 1956, in Columbus, the son of Lewis Thompson, Cordell and the late Virginia Short. He was a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Thompson died Thursday Jul 29 of a gunshot wound and is survived by his wife, Linda Johnson Thompson and a son Michael Thompson. Other survivors include 2 brothers, Robert and Lewis Ray Thompson, both of Cordell, 1 sister, Mrs. Lenny Smith of Columbus. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at Cordell, under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1982

WALLACE, John McDonald
1900-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native John McDonald Wallace, 81, Cannonsburg, were conducted Aug 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville by the Rev. John Sammons with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mr. Wallace died Aug 12. Mr. Wallace was born Nov 19, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Clint and Betty Preston Wallace. His wife, Mrs. Nell Wilbur Wallace, died in 1975. He was a retired freight agent with C & O Railroad. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1982

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SEPTEMBER

ADAMS, Pearl
1896-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Pearl Adams, 87, Kingston, OH, were conducted Aug 26 in Hill Funeral Home by Rev. Earl Mays. Burial was in Hallsville Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Aug 23, in Ross County Medical Center. She was born Aug 1, 1895 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Asbury and Sylvania Berry Adams. Her husband, Elijah Adams died Oct 26, 1958. Survivors include 4 sons, Earsel Adams of Chillicothe, Jewell Adams of Bainbridge, Eugene Adams of Liberty, IN, and William Jake Adams of Kingston, 5 daughters, Mrs. Lucybelle Young of Tarlton, Mrs. Opal Forrester of Grove City, Mrs. Madge Cassidy of Cincinnati, Gladys Adams of Kingston and Mrs. Mae Van Brunt of Oklahoma, 37 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

BLANKENSHIP, Josephine (Gose)
1917-1982
Funeral services for Josephine Blankenship, 65, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, will be conducted this Thursday, Sep 9 at 2 p.m. at Young's Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Blankenship died Sunday, Sep 5 in King's Daughters; Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Apr 22, 1917 at route 1, Louisa, the daughter of the late Frank P. Gose and Nellie Stewart. Surviving are 2 sisters: Mrs. Pauline Patton and Mrs. Fay Norman both of Columbus; 1 brother: Ray Holbrook, Hartford, CT; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

BROWN, Marilyn Sue (Bryan)
1936-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native, Marilyn Sue Brown, 46, of Falmouth, KY, will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at the West Catlettsburg United Church by the Dr. Eugene Barbour, Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. Mason Harrod. Mrs. Brown, formerly of Catlettsburg, died Sunday, Aug 29, at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas after an extended illness. Born Jul 13, 1936 in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Gladys Vanhoose Bryan. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Willard Brown, 1 son, James Brown, Falmouth, 1 daughter, Miss Johnda Brown, Falmouth, and 1 brother, Chester Eugene Bryan, Catlettsburg. Burial will be in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery with Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

CASTLE, Ferbie Jane (Green)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Ferbie Jane Castle, 93, Hydenville, OH were conducted Sep 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with burial in George Green Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mrs. Castle died Sep 1 in Lancaster, OH. Survivors include 2 sisters, Zora Sparks of River, KY and Melissa Sparks of Lowmansville, 1 brother, Jess Green of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

CHURCH, Nero
1896-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Nero Church, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Sep 28 in Neal Funeral Home with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Church died Sep 18 in King's Daughters; Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Church was born Mar 21, 1896 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Adam and Rose Hensley Church. He was a retired employee of the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co and a member of the Mavity Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Millie Flynn Church, 4 sons, Robert Church of Long Beach, CA, Charles Ed and Harold Church both of Catlettsburg, and Curtis Church of Kenova; 4 daughters, Mrs. Florence Dale of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ruth Miles of Summit, Mrs. Virginia Snoddy of Worthington and Mrs. Alberta Vaughn of Madison Heights, VA, a sister, Mrs. Esther Miles of route 1, Catlettsburg, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 22, 1982

DOBYNS, Port
1904-1982
Funeral services for Port Dobyns, 78, Martha were held Tuesday, Sep 28, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dobyns died Saturday Sep 25 at King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Dobyns was born Jan 12, 1904 at Martha, KY, the son of the late Calvin K. Dobyns and Mary Frances Peters. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Martha, a member of Jake Rice Lodge 606, Blaine and the Blaine Chapter of OES and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Grettie Dobyns, Martha; a daughter, Mrs. Imogene Stein, Ashland, KY; 1 son, Windell P. Dobyns, Fairborn, OH; 1 sister, Mrs. Lutie Evans, Springfield, IL; 4 brothers: Boyd Dobyns, Ashland, Eulas Dobyns, Crescent City, FL, Russell Dobyns, Louisa and Mitchell Dobyns, Russell, KY; 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

FERGUSON, Fred
1909-1982
Funeral services for Fred Ferguson, 72, Blaine, were conducted Sep 5 in Young Funeral Home by evangelist Bennie Blankenship. Burial was in Swetnam Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Sep 2. Mr. Ferguson was born Nov 16, 1909, at Blaine, a son of the late Rubin and Louisa Swetnam Ferguson. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Edwards Ferguson, 3 daughters, Mrs. Frances Mollette of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Freda McDonie and Mrs. Ruth McDonie both of Andes, OH; 4 sons, Edgar Ferguson of Ashland, Fred Ferguson, Jr. of route 2, Louisa and John and Carl Ferguson both of Columbus and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

FIFE, Iva Belle (Short)
1907-1982
Funeral services for Iva Belle Short Fife, 75, of Louisa, were conducted Sep 11 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Barboursville, WV. Mrs. Fife was born Mar 18, 1907 in Pike County, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Elam Short. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Sue Fife Osborne, of Louisa, 4 sons, Howard Cecil Fife, Canton, OH, Clina Fife,  Mouthcard, KY, Lon Fife, Harmon, VA, Orville Lee Fife, Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Virgie Jonson, Dante, VA; Mrs. Irene Evans, Huntington, WV; 3 brothers: Elmer Short, Anderson, IN, Orville Short and William Short, Jr., both of Huntington; 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1982

HALE, Elijah
1912-1982
Funeral services for Elijah Hale, 70, of Louisa were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Step 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harold Boyd with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hale died Aug 29 in Louisa Community Hospital. Born May 30, 1912, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Nelson Hale and Lora Frances Necessary Hale. He was a retired miner and ordained minister in the United Baptist Church and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. The veteran of World War II, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Louise Davis Hale, a stepson, David Muncey of Louisa, 5 sisters, Mrs. Cassie Harris, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Copley and Mrs. Maggie Meadows, Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Maudie Brown, Logan Co., WV and Mrs. Sylvia Walker, Williamson, WV and 2 brothers, James N. Hale, Cocoa, FL and Manuel Pat Hale, Williamson. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

HAMMOND, William Troy
1928-1982
Funeral services for William Troy Hammond, 54, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sep 23 in Young Funeral Home by Glenn Derifield. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died Sep 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Hammond was born Feb 9, 1928, at Louisa, a son of the late William and Rose Williamson Hammond, He was a station lineman for  C & O Railroad and was a veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ann Hammond, route 2, Louisa, 2 sons: William Troy Hammond, Jr., route 2, Louisa and John Robert Hammond, Louisa; mother: Rose Hammond, route 5, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Eloise Derifield and Mrs. Alta Mae Livesay both of Grove City, OH; 2 brothers: Jack Hammond route 5, Louisa and Joe Hammond, Marysville, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

HATTEN, Laura (Perdue)
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Perdue Hatten, 82, Prichard, WV were Friday, Sep 3 at 2 p.m. at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Hatten died Aug 31 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Hatten was born Feb 24, 1900, a daughter of the late George T. Perdue and Cynthia Booth Perdue. She was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard Bellomy, Prichard, WV, and Mrs. Carl Frasher, Titusville, FL, Preceding her in death was her husband, Dwight M. Hatten who died in 1968. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1982

HOLBROOK, Homer
1914-1982
Funeral services for Homer Holbrook, route 1, Webbville will be Thursday Sep 9 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Mr. Holbrook died Monday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky State Highway Department. He was born Aug 3, 1914, the son of William Holbrook and Maude Diamond Holbrook. Survivors include his wife, Monnie McCoy Holbrook, 5 daughters, Mrs. Dick (Betty) Hughes of Hamilton, OH, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Cecil, of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Malcolm (Sue) Smith of route 1, Webbville, Mrs. John (Debbie) Johnson of route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Jack (Gloria) Robinson of Louisa, and 1 son, Bobby Holbrook of Columbus,  2 sisters: Mrs. Pauline Patton and Mrs. Fay Norman both of Columbus; 1 brother: Ray Holbrook, Hartford, CT; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

JACKSON, Amanda Nichole
Funeral services for 2  1/2 year old Amanda Nichole Jackson, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 18, 1982 at Upper Tabors Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Thompson and Rev. Cavens. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Amanda died Sep 16, at her home. Surviving are her parents Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jackson of Fort Gay, 1 sister Tonya Kay Jackson, at home, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minta Williamson, Inez and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

JORDAN, Alva (Snyder)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Alva S. Jordan, 78, of Louisa, were conducted Sep 3 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died Sep 1 at the residence, following a lengthy illness. Born Feb 22, 1904, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Alva Burgess Snyder. The retired school teacher, taught for 32 years for the Lawrence County School District. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Retired Teacher Association and the Chi Omega Sorority. Surviving are her husband, former County Judge-Executive J. J. "Jake" Jordan and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

KEENE, Drewey
1929-1982
Funeral services for Pike County native, Drewey Keene, 52, of route 3, Louisa will be today Wednesday Sep 22, 1982 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Keene Cemetery at route 3, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Keene died Sep 19,1982 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born Oct 25, 1929, in Pike county, the son of the late Martin Keene and Ruby Johnson Keene, who resides at route 1, Fort Gay. He was a veteran of the Korean War and owner and operator of Drew's Bottle Gas Co. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Sipple Keene; 1 daughter, Mrs. Patricia Daugherty, route 3, Louisa, 2 sons, Drewey Keene, Jr., route 3, Louisa and Marty Keene, route 1, Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Kitchen, Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Jacqueline Hamilton, Chicago, IL, and Mrs. Gail Webb of Fort Gay; 3 brothers, James Keene, Fairmont, WV, Lloyd Keene of route 2, Louisa, and Rodney Keene of route 1, Fort Gay and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 22, 1982

KIRK, Eldred (Blevins)
1912-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Eldred P. Kirk, 70, Louisa, were conducted Sep 25 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hayes with burial in Kirk Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died Sep 23 at the residence. Mrs. Kirk was born Mar 4, 1912 in Hazard, a daughter of the late William Blevins. Her husband, Thomas Kirk, preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are a half sister, Bertha Ott of Cincinnati, 2 step sisters, Mrs. June Frachle of Pickway, OH, and Mr.s Jean Brown of Cincinnati, and her stepmother, Mrs. Pearl Lennig of Pickway. Big Sandy News, Sep 29,1982

LESTER, Gladys (Muncy)
1915-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Muncy Lester, 68, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 29 in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, by Rev. Ervin Kirk and Rev. Audra Lester. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Mrs. Lester died Aug 27 in St. Mary's Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born Sep 18, 1915 in Mingo County, a daughter of the late Rush F. and Edna Kirk Muncy. She was preceded in death in 1977 by her husband, Ralph C. Lester and also by a son, Joe Lester. She was a member of the Greenbrier Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. Wilma Blankenship of Lavalette, WV, 2 sons, Brent and Ralph Lester, both of route 1, Fort Gay, 1 sisters, Helen Muncy of Pikeville and 6 step grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

MESSERSMITH, Laura (Gray)
1891-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Laura Messersmith, 91, of Ashland, were conducted Sep 11 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Rice and Rev. Frank Shepherd. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Messersmith was born Jun 14, 1891 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William F. and Laura Richardson Gray. She resided in Ashland for 71 years and was a member of the South Ashland Methodist Church. Her husband, Elmer F. Messersmith, died in 1941. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mattie) Houck and Mrs. Vernal C. (Ann) Osenton, both of Ashland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Burris Hensley of Ashland, Mrs. Ralph Reid of Greenfield, IN, and Mrs. I. A. Johnson of Ventura, CA; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1982

MILLER, Rebecca (Wells)
1906-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rebecca Miller, 76, route 1, Louisa were Tuesday Sep 21 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery route 1 with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Miller died Sep 18 at the Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Jul 30, 1906 route 1, Louisa, the daughter of Lewis Wells and Annie Miller. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Jane Vickers, Winter Garden, FL and Mrs. Walter Moore of route 1, Louisa, Leroy Miller of Commercial Point, OH and Walter J. Miller of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Griffith, Milford Center, OH and Mrs. Lillian Rigsby of Ashland, 1 brother, Shirley Wells of Brillion, OH, 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

O'LEE, Georgia (McClure)
Last rites for Mrs. Georgia McClure O'Lee, 61, of St. Louis, MO, will be conducted in McClure family cemetery on McClure Branch in private services. Mrs. O'Lee died Sep 14, in St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Louis, following an extended illness. She was the youngest daughter of the late John J. (Pucket) McClure and Maude McClure. Survivors include 3 sisters, Lucille Emsley Hamilton of Athens, OH, Daisylee McClure Fuson  of route 1, Louisa, and Irene Davis McClure Willis of Ashland, City, TN, several nieces and nephews. Following cremation, interment will be beside her husband, Ben, who died in 1981 after 30 years of marriage. They lived in St. Louis since 1960. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

In the death notice in the Sep 22 edition of The Big Sandy News, the deceases was Mrs. Georgina McClure O'Lee, 61, of St. Louis, MO, who died Sep 14 in St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Louis, and was interred in the McClure Cemetery Lawrence County. She was the youngest daughter of the late John J. (Puckett) McClure and Maud McClure. Survivors include 3 sisters, One should have been listed as Irene Davis-McClure Wills of Ashland City, TN. They had lived in St. Louis since 1960. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

PENNINGTON, Levi J.
1923-1982
Funeral services for Rev. Levi J. Pennington, 59, of Ashland, were conducted Sep 17 in the Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle in Flatwoods with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Rev. Pennington was born Jan 29, 1923 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles Oscar and Ollie Grace Thompson Pennington. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle and a World War II Army Veteran. He was also a foreman for the state highway department. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Mae Pennington, 4 sons, Ronald Jay Pennington and David Duane Pennington, both of Huntington, and Marvin Edward Pennington and Paul Douglas Pennington, both at home, a daughter, Mrs. Charlene Pennington Romans of Huntington, 2 brothers, Faris Pennington and Roscoe Pennington of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Faye Gilmore of Flatwoods and Mrs. Edna Jordan of Tucson, AZ and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

PIGG, Frances (Holbrook)
1898-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Pigg, 84, Lackey Street, were conducted Aug 23 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Pigg died Aug 21 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Pigg, member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa was born Feb 4, 1898, in Webbville, a daughter of the late Martin and Polly Holbrook. Her husband, Arbie Pigg died in 1971. Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Hewlett of Hilliard, OH, 2 sons, Wayne Pigg of Columbus and Billy Pigg, of Louisa, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters. Mrs. Laura Caldwell of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Maude Derefield, Blaine, 2 brothers, Johnny Young of Webbville and Willie Young of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

PRESTON, Leo Haskell
1912-1982
Funeral services for Leo Haskell Preston, 70, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sep 19 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Sep 17 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born Aug 7, 1912 in Paintsville, a son of the late Arthur and Lillian Alma Wilbur Preston. He was a retired employee of Eastern Michigan University. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Preston, a son, Gary Preston of Poolesville, MD; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Childers of Louisa and Mrs. Margaret Vanhoose of Richardson, 2 brothers, Frank Preston of National City, CA and Arthur Preston, Jr. of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 22, 1982

PRICE, Haskel
1919-1982
Graveside services for Haskel Price, 62, of Clay Street, were conducted Sep 4 in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Charles Humphrey. Mr. Price died Sep 3 in Veteran's Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Price was born Oct 9, 1919 in Floyd County, a son of the late James and Cinda Cast Price. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Helen Stone Price, in 1975. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Jan Fultz of Ashland and Mrs. Betty Boggs and Mrs. Susie Phelps both of Louisa, a son, Mark Price of Ashland, 2 sisters, Miss Pauline Price of Mesa, AZ, and Mrs. Helen Ison of Martin, 2 brothers, Charles Price and Bert Price, both of Mesa, AZ and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1982

ROBERTSON, Raymond
1913-1982
Funeral services for Raymond Robertson, 69, of Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 25 at the residence by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Robertson died Aug 22 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born Jun 14, 1913 in Mingo County, a son of the late Boyd and Ida Dowden Robertson. He was a retired miner with Island Creek Coal Co. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Joyce Little of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Connie Sicillno of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Georgia Lee Fletcher of Inez. 4 sons, Arnold Ray Robertson of Cincinnati, Dewey R. Robertson of Coal Springs, VA, William Troy Robertson of Fort Gay and Shelby Robertson of Delbarton, 2 sisters, Mrs. Wilma Jean Robertson and Mrs. Opal Robertson both of Fort Gay, 4 brothers, Enos and Carl Robertson both of Columbus, OH, Earl Robertson of Bucyrus, OH and Marlin Robertson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

SALMONS, Floyd B.
1913-1982
Funeral services for Floyd B. Salmons, 69, Point Section, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday Sep 28 at the Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa with Heston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Salmons died Saturday Sep 25, 1982, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and also retired from the N & W Railroad, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Railroad Brotherhood. Mr. Salmons was born May 5, 1913 at Clifford, KY, the  son of the late William and Florence Salmons. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Martin Salmons, 1 son, Michael Salmons, Point Section, Louisa, 1 grandson, Michael, Jr.; 2 brothers, Howard and Lawrence Salmons, both of Williamson, WV, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Alva Brown, Wayne, WV and Lona Hughes, Marion, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

SALYER, Minyard
1894-1982
Funeral services for Minyard Salyer, 87, of Blaine, were conducted Sep 11 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Salyer died Sep 8 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Salyer was born Dec 11, 1894 at Flat Gap, a son of the late Levi and Lydia McDowell Salyer. He was a veteran of World War I, a longtime member of the United Baptist Church and a member of the VFW. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Williams Salyer; four sons and four daughters, Robert Salyer, Johnstown, OH, Marcus Salyer, Grove City, OH, Ralph Salyers, Adams, KY, Marvin Lee Salyers, Blaine, Mrs. Veva Lois Hylton, Louisa, Mrs. Gloria Faye Delong, Adams, Mrs. Madeline Vanculin, Piqua, OH, and Mrs. Lydia Rose Batsakis, Cincinnati, OH; 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; and one sister, Dortha Frazier, Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

SCARBERRY, John B.
1914-1982
Funeral services for John B. Scarberry, 68, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Aug 28 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Scarberry died Aug 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Scarberry was born Oct 30, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John K. and Ledoshie Vanhoose Scarberry. Surviving are a sister, Miss Sarah Scarberry of Columbus, OH, a brother, Ervin Scarberry of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News. Sep 1, 1982

SKAGGS, Margaret Jane (Wright)
1903-1982
Funeral services for Margaret Jane Skaggs, 79, Martha, were conducted Aug 30, by the Rev. Paul E. Keaton, Rev. Robie Ferguson and Rev. Jesse Smith. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died Aug 28 in Paintsville Hospital. She was born Apr 16, 1903 in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Morgan and Frona Smith Wright. She was a member of Smith Creek Valley Church. Her husband, Arnold T. Skaggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Esta Vanover of Martha and Magdlene Tackett of White House, 3 sons, James Luther Skaggs of Keaton, Morgan Skaggs of Martha and Ora Franklin Skaggs of Owensboro; 1 sister, Deckie Cantrell of West Liberty; 2 brothers, Cove Wright of East Lynn, WV and Shanklin Wright of Ripley, WV; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

SMITH, Clyde Harvey
1894-1982
Funeral services for Clyde Harvey Smith, 88, of Star Route, Louisa were conducted Sep 11, 1982 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Overton. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery, route 1, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith died Sep 8 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Huntington. He was born Apr 16, 1894 in Pulaska, VA, the son of the A. G. and Lavene Warden Smith. He was retired from Armco Steel and a veteran of WWI. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Smith, Ashland, 1 son, Clyde Smith, Jr. of Star Route and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

SPARKS, Morton Edward
1912-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence county sheriff Morton E. (Ed) Sparks, 69, Ashland, were conducted Sep 25 in John Steen Funeral Home by minister Omar Miller with burial in the Sparks Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Sparks died Sep 23 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born Dec 22, 1912, at Martha, a son of the late Laban T. and Trinvilla Lester Sparks. He was a member of Jake Rice Lodge 606, F & AM of Blaine and the Plumbers and steamfitters Union, Local 248 in Ashland, was a former sheriff of Lawrence county serving from 1954 to 1958 and former owner of Riverview Rest Home in Russell. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Easter Butler Sparks, 2 sons, Nelson T. Sparks of Martha and Dr. James E. Sparks of Norcross, GA; a sister, Mrs. Maude Fannin of Portsmouth, and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

STARR, William McKinley
1897-1982
Funeral services for William McKinley Starr, 84, Richardson, were to be at 10:30 today, Wednesday Sep 29 at Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson. Burial will be inn Childers Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Starr died Sunday Sep 26 at the Louisa Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lois McKinley, other survivors include 2 daughters: Mrs. Mary Belle Pennick, and Mrs. Lillie Mae Deesee both of Chicago, IL; 1 step daughter: Mrs. Dorothy Plumbley, Kopperston, WV; 3 stepsons: Wallace Borders, and John L. Borders both of Richardson, William Grant Borders of Hawthorne, FL; 1 brother: Wallace Starr of Logan, WV; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Mr. Starr was born Apr 24, 1897 in Martin County, the son of James Starr and Mary Roman. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

THOMPSON, Carl
1910-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Carl Thompson, 63, Westwood, were conducted Sep 28 in Westwood Christian Church by the Rev. Don Boswell and Rev. Don Nash. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Thompson died Sep 26 in Cincinnati. Mr. Thompson was born Jun 25, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Ida Mae Berry Thompson. He was a retired Armco Inc employee, an elder of the Westwood Christian Church and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fred M. Gross Lodge 953 R & AM, Armco Veterans Club and Westwood Chapter 569 Order of the Easter Star. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Floris M. Thompson, 2 sons, Carter Ray Thompson of route 5, Ashland and Kevin D. Thompson of Huntington, 3 brothers, Charlie Thompson of Sciotoville, OH, Marvin Thompson of Washington Court House, OH and Jess Thompson of Flatwoods, 3 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Boggs of Ashland, Mrs. Pauline Boggs of Washington Court House, OH and Mrs. Faye Porter of Columbus, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

TRAUTWEIN, Reba (Riggs)
1911-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Riggs Trautwein, 71, route 1, Wayne, were conducted Sep 13 in Morris Funeral Home by Rev. Nolan Queen and Rev. Bernie Riggs. Burial was in Community Memorial Gardens, route 2, Wayne. She was born Apr 28, 1911 in Wayne County, daughter of the late Wayne and Celia Thompson Riggs. She was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Trautwein, in 1978. Surviving are 4 sons, Joe and Kenneth Trautwein, of Fort Gay route 1, Jerry Trautwein of Wayne, route 1, and Glen Trautwein of Wayne route 2, a sister, Mrs. Elsie Copley of Rittman, OH; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was the grandmother of Jack Trautwein of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1982

TRENT, Roy, Jr.
1926-1982
Funeral services for Roy Trent, Jr., 56 of Lawrence County were conducted Sep 20 in Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard with burial in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Trent died Sep 17 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Trent was born Mar 7, 1926 in Salt Petre, WV, a son of Mrs. Opal Holt of Prichard, WV. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Peters of Belleville, OH, Mrs. Charlene Johnson of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Costella Artrip of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1982

VANNATTER, Curtis E.
1912-1982
Funeral services for Curtis E. Vannatter, 69, of Ashland, were conducted Sep 10 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Vannatter was born Nov 25, 1912 in Rector, WV, a son of the late Lonnie M. and Viola Mae Barker Vannatter. He was a supervisor for Kentucky Electric Steel, a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Boyd County Police and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hilda Robertson Vannatter, 2 daughters, Mrs. Beverly Nall of Westwood and Mrs. Robena Hall of Grayson, a son, Rodger I. Vannatter of Burnaugh and a brother, Bethel Vannatter of Bybee, TN. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1982

WOOD, Marie (Byington)
Graveside services for Marie Byington Wood of Piney Flats, TN were conducted Aug 23 in Rose Hill Mausoleum in Ashland by the Rev. James Rucker. Mrs. Wood was a daughter of the late Georgiana Rife and Professor Walter M. Byington, formerly of Louisa. She died Aug 21 in Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Survivors include 3 sisters, Miss Dixie Byington, Piney Flats, Mrs. Georgiana Warncke, Coral Gables, FL and Mrs. Sallie Turner of Paintsville, 1 brother, Walter M. Byington of Lansing, MI. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Heber Byington. Professor Byington headed Kentucky Normal College in Louisa which operated from 1908 ato 1923. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1982

WORKMAN, Kate (Shortridge)
1899-1982
Funeral services for Kat Shortridge Workman, 83, of Plymouth, OH, formerly of Lawrence County were held Saturday Sep 25 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Marvin Salyers and Rev. Jimmy Lee Workman. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery on route 3, Louisa, with Heston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Workman died at Willard Area Hospital Sep 23, 1982 following a short illness. Mrs. Workman was born Jan 1, 1899 in Boyd County, the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Gallaway Shortridge. She is survived by 1 son, Charles workman of Star route Louisa and 25 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1982

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ADAMS, Nancy (Wicker)
1915-1982
Funeral services for Irad Native Mrs. Nancy Adams, 68, Ashland were conducted Oct 4 by the Rev. George Compton and Acie Adams in the United Pentecostal Church in Webbville. Burial was in Adams Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, died Oct 2, in King's Daughters' Hospital. She was born Jun 21, 1915, in Irad, a daughter of the late George Wicker and Melissa Triplett Wicker. Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis Adams of Ashland, 4 sons, Charles R. of Coal Grove, Paul E. of Raceland and Danny and Eddie, both of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Maynard and Mrs. Reva Barker both of Ashland, 1 brother, Ted Wicker of Naples, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1982

ARTRIP, Grace (Little)
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Artrip, 83, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 24 in the Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ruye Cavins. Burial was in Damron Cemetery. Mrs. Artrip died Oct 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Artrip was born Oct 12, 1899, in Glen Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Strother and Florence York Little. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Frazier of Kermit, WV, Mrs. Estella Booth of Hardy, Mrs. Hazel Wallbrecht of Seminole, FL, Mrs. Louise Bicker of Gulfport, FL and Mrs. Ann Howell of Ludlow and 2 brothers, Edward Little of Arnold, MO and Billy Little of Raceland. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1982

CHILDERS, William Lace
1917-1982
Funeral services for William Lace Childers, 65, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Friday Oct 8 at Young Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Childers died Oct 6 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born Mar 30,1 917 at Gallup, KY, the son of W. T. Childers and Lou Belcher. He was retired from Bordens Dairy in Columbus, OH. Survivors include 4 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Shannon, route 2, Louisa, Mrs.  Mrs. Maggie Leah Shannon, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Hayes, McKee, KY, Mrs. Juanita Ford, Wyandotte, MI; 1 brother: Don W. Childers, Covington, KY. Burial was in Childers Cemetery, Gallup, KY with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1982

DALTON, Grace (Fowler)
1900-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Dalton, 82, of Lawrence County, were conducted Oct 16 in Temple Bell United Baptist Church by Rev. Sammie Branham and Rev. Strother Branham. Burial was in Dalton Cemetery. Mrs. Dalton died Oct 13 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Dalton was born Aug 23, 1900 in Pocahontas County, WV, a daughter of the late Bayless and Mary Fowler. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Scott Dalton, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are 6 sons, Allen, Burthen, Taylor and B. H. Dalton, all of Louisa, Burley Dalton of Silver Grove, KY and Billy Dalton of South Shore, 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1982

DODSON, Sue (Pickrell)
1887-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Sue P. Dodson, 95, was conducted Saturday Oct 9, at the Louisa United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Pugh officiating. Mrs. Dodson died Oct 6, 1982 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Jul 8, 1887 in Louisa, the daughter of Thomas B. Pickrell and Jessie Goble. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Wallace, Louisa, and Mrs. Iris Powers of Huntington, WV, 1 son, William M. Dodson of Minford, OH, 3 granddaughters and 4 great grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1982

HAY, Walter Franklin
1919-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Walter Franklin Hay, 63, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 9 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Hay died Oct 5 at the residence following an extended illness. Born May 28,1 919 in Louisa, he was a son of the late Martin A. and Mary J. Brickley Hay. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Local 248 of the Pipefitters Union and a member of Southside Nazarene Church in Catlettsburg, and member if American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Harris Hay; a daughter, Mrs. Wesley Robbin of Catlettsburg; a brother, Martin A. Hay of Pasadena, CA, a sister, Rebecca Caperton of Lakewood, FL; 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News,
Oct 13. 1982

HENDERSON, William L.
1913-1982
Funeral services for William L. Henderson, 69, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Sep 30 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. J. W. Moore. Burial was in Henderson Cemetery. Mr. Henderson died Sep 27 in King's Daughters;' Hospital. Born May 5, 1913 in Ashland, he was a son of the late John W. and Mary Sue Macklin Henderson. A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, he was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Marie Wells Henderson, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue Driver of Okeechobee, FL, John W. Henderson of route 4, Louisa, Thomas L. Henderson of route 1, Catlettsburg and David A. Henderson of Star Route, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Myra Wagner of Ashland, 2 brothers, John W. Henderson of Boyenton Beach, FL, and Bruce Henderson of Ashland and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1982

JACKSON, Crystal Gene
1972-1982
A 9 year old KY 3 girl is near death in Cabell-Huntington Hospital and a Paintsville man was killed as the result of traffic accidents on U S 23 south of Louisa.   

It was a 2 vehicle accident Sunday 7 miles south of Louisa on U. S. 23 that injured 4 persons. A passenger in one of the pickup trucks, Crystal Jackson, 9, is on the life-support system at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in critical condition. Sheriff Leonard Adams, Jr. said she was passenger in a pickup truck driven by her father James (Speedy) Jackson, 35, of KY 3 near Five Forks, who was treated at Louisa Community Hospital and released. The girl' s mother, Gwin Jackson, 32, was admitted to a Huntington hospital and is in fair condition. Driver of the other pickup truck 45 years old Irvin Hill of Meades Branch was treated and released from LCH. He was also charged with DUI by Sheriff Adams. The incident occurred on Patrick Gap Hill. Hill was traveling south, and sped into the northbound lane in front of Jackson, who was heading north. Sheriff Adams quoted witnesses that the drivers of both vehicles swerving to avoid collision, returned to the south lane. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1982

Funeral services for Crystal Jackson, 9, of Louisa, were conducted Oct 15 in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Miss Jackson died Oct 12 in Cabell Huntington Hospital as the result of injuries received in a traffic accident Oct 12. She was born Dec 12, 1972 in Louisa, a daughter of James E. and Gwen Jackson. She was a member of the Louise Freewill Baptist Church and attended Lawrence County schools. Surviving, in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lundie George of Ulysses and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1982

MITTELSTRADT, Vesta (Delong)
1919-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Vesta Mittelstradt, 63, route 1, Louisa, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday Oct 27 in  Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Auxier Government Relocation Cemetery at Paintsville. Mrs. Mittelstadt, died Oct 24 in King's Daughters' Hospital, in Ashland following an extended illness. Mrs. Mittelstadt was born Feb 20, 1919, in Floyd County, a daughter of Ephraim Blaine and Alta Jane Setser Delong. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge at Louisa and Busseyville United Methodist Church. Her husband, Bill Mittelstadt died in 1969. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Prater of Columbus, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hyden of East Point, Mrs. Evalene Akers of Berea and Mrs. Belva McGuire of Benton, a brother, Warren Delong of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1982

PREECE, Rudolph
1923-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, Rudolph Preece, 59, Prestonsburg, were conducted Oct 5 in Young Funeral Home by the Elder James Preece. Burial was in Preece Memorial Gardens. Mr. Preece died Oct 2 in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Preece, born Mar 4, 1923, in Martin County was the son of the late Henry Preece and Ada Bell Davis. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member of the Louisa chapter of the VFW and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Gibson Preece of Prestonsburg, 1 stepdaughter: Mrs. Janet Bevins of Prestonsburg, 2 stepsons: Harold K. Bevins of Dayton, OH and Rodney L. Bevins route 1, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Frank Sturgill and Mrs. Mary E. Nelson both of route 1, Louisa; 1 brother: Haskell Preece of Cincinnati, OH; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1982

PRICHARD, Charles Russell
1916-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Charles Russell Prichard, 66, of Columbus, were conducted Oct 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Prichard died Sep 29 in Columbus. He was born Jun 13, 1916 in Louisa, a son of the late James and Corda Watson Prichard. He is survived by his wife, Felicia Prichard of St. Petersburg, FL and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Millar of Adelphia, MD, Mrs. Beulah Mansfield of Ashland and Mrs. Ethel Blankenship of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1982

ROBINETTE, Adrene
1899-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Adrene Robinette, 82, of Fort Gay were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct 20, in Spruce Lick Baptist Church in Wayne. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Robinette died Oct 17, 1982 in Doctor's Hospital in Columbus. She was the widow of Virgil Robinette. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Eulanda Ward of Melbourne, FL, and Mrs. Wilma Branham of Columbus and 3 sons, Don Robinette and the Rev. Pete Robinette both of Fort Gay and Joe Robinette of Creston, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1982

SHANNON, Lucy (Lakin)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Lucy Lakin Shannon, 78, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 20 in Kavanaugh Methodist Chapel by the Rev. Rodney Hale. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Mrs. Shannon died Oct 17 in Catlettsburg following an extended illness. She was born Aug 3, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Herman and Essie Hornbuckle Lakin. She was a member of Kavanaugh Methodist Chapel, Big Sandy Homemakers and the Republican Women's Club. She was an election officer. Her husband, George P. Shannon, died in 1965. She is survived by her stepmother, Mary Faulkner Lakin, route 4, Catlettsburg, a son, George S. Shannon of Catlettsburg, 6 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Mosley, route 4, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Pauline Hunt and Mrs. Ann Bryan, all of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Alma Preston and Mrs. Betty Burnette, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Jean Asher of Liberty, KY, a brother, Joe Lakin of Dayton, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Carter of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Emily Peterman and Mrs. Patty Diamond, both of Catlettsburg, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1982

SHORT, William Thomas
1923-1982
Funeral services for William Thomas Short, 59, route 4, Louisa were conducted Oct 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Short Cemetery. Mr. Short died Oct 23 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Short was born Jan 16, 1923 at route 4, Louisa, a son of Mrs. Lucy Elkins of route 4, Louisa and the late A. J. "Jack" Short. He was a retired engineer for the state Department of Highways, a World War II veteran and a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Joann Short; 1 daughter, Mrs. Debra Cooksey, Louisa; 1 step daughter: Mrs. Rita Meade, Louisa; 4 sons: Bruce Short, Richardson, KY, Phillip Short and Billy Joe Short both of Louisa, Marcus S. Short at home; 2 stepsons: Richard Pope and Ronald Pope, both of Louisa; mother: Mrs. Lucy Short of route 4, Louisa, 3 sisters: Mrs. Agnes Salisberry, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Mae Ekers of Bexley, OH and Mrs. Eileen Woods of New Holland, OH; 1 brother: Homer Short of route 4, Louisa; 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1982

SMITH, Glen
Glen Smith, 34, was killed instantly in a head on crash with an empty coal truck about 7 a.m. Tuesday on U. S. 23 near the Johnson-Lawrence County line. According to Kentucky State Police the crash impact strew parts of the pickup truck for more than 50 feet along side of the road. The sides were caved in, reducing the size of the truck nearly half. Mr. Smith, purchasing agent for Rifle Coal Co. of Martin County, was believed killed instantly and Louisa Rescue Squad and Lowmansville Fire Department members waited arrival of Coroner Dr. John Ryan before ripping the truck open with jaws of life. The coal truck cab was gutted by flames.

Funeral services are incomplete for Glen Smith, 34, Paintsville, killed in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on U. S. 23 near the Johnson-Lawrence County line. Mr. Smith purchasing agent for Rifle Coal Co. in Martin County was headed to Ashland to buy some parts. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Stafford Smith, 2 sons, Jeffery and Garrick Smith, both at home, 2 step daughters Kristie Stafford and Dawn Stafford of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Gary and Greg Smith of Delaware. He was born Oct 28, in the state of Delaware. The body is at Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1982

TANNER, Martha (Watson)
1887-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Martha Watson Tanner, 95, Ashland, were conducted Oct 2 in Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. James Rucker. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Tanner died Sep 28 in Greenup County. She was born Mar 1, 1887 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William L. and Katherine Rucker Watson. Her husband, Lawrence M. Tanner, preceded her in death in 1953. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. Surviving are a son, Dr. John Tanner, of Nashville, TN, 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Gartrell of Louisville and Mrs. D. M. Magill of Rockport, TX, a sister, Mrs. Vincent Calvin of Ashland, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1982

WILLIAMS, Marvin
1905-1982
Funeral services for Marvin Williams, 77, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Oct 24 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Williams died Oct 21 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Williams was born Mar 8, 1905 in Asa, a son of the late Marcus and Maudella Fairchild Williams. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Music Williams in 1940. His second wife, Mrs. Florene Hatfield Williams survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters: Alphoretta O'Daniel of route 1, Louisa, Annalee Davidson of LaFollette, TN, Prudence Mullins, Jellico, TN, Kathy Burchett, Louisa; 2 stepdaughters: Lenora Barker, Memphis, TN, Elsie Mae Scott, Olive Branch, Miss.; 6 sons: Paul Williams, Louisa, James Williams, Avon Lake, OH, Chalmer Williams, New Carlisle, OH, Raymond M. Williams, North Bend, OR, Marvin Williams, Jr., Louisa, Robert Williams, Louisville, KY; 34 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 brother: George Williams, Beaver, OH, 1 sister: Rhuia May of Leander, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 27,1 982

WILSON, Emily (Haws)
1911-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Wilson, 71, of Louisa, were conducted Oct 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Oct 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Wilson was born Apr 10, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Leona Haws. She was past noble grand Rebekah and member of Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve and the Louisa United Methodist Church. She was also a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Allen Wilson, 1 daughter: Mrs. Melvin "Jane" Salyers, Lakeland, FL, 3 sons: Gene Wilson, Louisa, Fred Allen Wilson, Ohio, George Wayne Wilson, Virginia Beach, VA; 1 sister: Georgia Lee Curnutte, Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson was a Rebekah member 30 years, holding all offices. Lodge members conducted a memorial service on Friday evening. Her husband, Wayne Wilson is retired from the U. S. Navy and the couple traveled extensively before returning to Louisa. Pall bearers were Joe W. Pigg, Jim K. Williams, Steven Chappelear, Michael Carden, Prichard Hazlett, Bob Branham, Jarret A. Peters, Jr., O. B. Derefield, Bill H. Copley, Kim W. Wright, M. J. See, C. F. See, III, William H. Jackson and Judge W. D. Sparks. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1982

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AKERS, Lucille (Ward)
1918-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Lucille Akers, 64, of Atlanta, GA, were conducted Nov 20 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Larry Shannon. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Akers died Nov 17. Mrs. Akers was born Nov 15, 1918, in Tomahawk, a daughter of the late M. C. and Belva (Ward) Ward. Surviving are her husband, Richard Akers, 1 daughter: Mrs. Betty Evans, Norcross, GA; 2 sons: Bob Akers and Merle Akers both of Mabelton, GA; 3 sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Tomahawk, KY, Mrs. Ballard Lowe, Broadbottom, KY, Mrs. Trumell Hammersley, Columbus; 2 brothers: Sterling Ward, Tomahawk, Ollie Ward, Buffalo, KY; 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

ARRINGTON, Hudson
1907-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence County educator Hudson Arrington, 75, of Catlettsburg, were to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Nov 17) in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Arrington, former chairman of the Boyd County Board of Education, died Nov 13 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Arrington was a retired employee of Ashland Oil, Inc. Prior to joining AOI, he taught in the Lawrence County school system. He was also a realtor and member of the First Methodist Church in Catlettsburg. He was born Jun 17, 1907, a son of the late Walter and Josephine Swetnam Arrington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bess Cox Arrington, a son, George M. Arrington of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Lois Ann Bolpeoheim of Fort Mitchell; a brother, Norman Arrington of Blaine, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 17,1 982

ASCH, Florine
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Florine Asch, 74, of Houston, TX were conducted Nov 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Asch Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Asch died Nov 13, 1982 in Houston. She was born in Lawrence County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marianne Snyder of Ohio, a son, Roger Asch of Houston, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1982

BRADLEY, Dolly (Albright)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly Bradley of Ashland, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Nov 22 at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Mrs. Bradley died Nov 20 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Boyd County, a daughter of the late William and Ella Carter Albright. Surviving include 2 daughters, Charlotte Haynes of Flatwoods and Barbara Sammons of Ashland, 1 son, Alvin Wright of Jamestown, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Irene Thornsbury of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Marie McDowell of Louisa and Mrs. Lyle Steele of Dayton, OH; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

COLLINS, Clifford
1905-1982
Funeral services for Clifford Collins, 77, of Fort Gay were conducted Nov 12 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Collins died Nov 9. He was born Jun 27, 1905 in Lincoln Co., WV, a son of the late Isaac and Ella Adkins Collins. He was a retired merchant, a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church at Fort Gay. He is survived by his wife, Rilda Wilson Collins, 3 daughters, Betty Webb of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Ruth Maynard of Louisa, and Mrs. Faye Michael of Newport Richey, FL, 2 sons, Ted Cyrus and Robert George Collins of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Lambert of Kenova, WV; 2 brothers, Burl Collins of Shoals, WV, and Howard Collins of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1982

FERRELL, Regaina (Davis)
1925-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Regaina Davis Ferrell, 57, of route 3, Louisa, were conduced Nov 19 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ferrell died Nov 17. Mrs. Ferrell was born Oct 15, 1925 in Hatfield, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Bradley Davis. Her husband, Glenn Ferrell died in 1978. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Donna Alexander of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Betty Sherrod of Grove City, OH; 1 son: Bobby Ferrell, Columbus; 5 sisters: Mrs. Jo Robinette, Louisa, Mrs. Dora Dowden, Fort Gay, Mrs. Adeline Peris, Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Ethel Thompson, Columbus, Mrs. Martha Dowden, Fort Gay; 2 brothers: Jim Davis of route 1, Louisa and Bill Davis, route 3, Louisa; 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

FYFFE, Arlie
1916-1982
Funeral services for Arlie Fyffe, 66, Blaine, were conducted Nov 18 in the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. J. W. Ferguson. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery. Mr. Fyffe died Nov 15. Mr. Fyffe was born Nov 4, 1916 at Jeptha, a son of the late Millard and Sally E. Fyffe. He was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge 606, F & AM at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mandy Ethel Ferguson Fyffe, 2 daughters, Mrs. Pat Bailey and Mrs. Jean Jarrell, both of Blaine, a son, Denver Fyffe of Blaine, 3 brothers, Delmar and Stanley  Fyffe, both of Blaine and Clyde Fyffe of Madison Heights, MI and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

JORDON, Earnest
1897-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Earnest Jordon, 85, of Xenia, OH, were conducted Nov 6 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Robert Jordon. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery. Mr. Jordon died Nov 3 in Xenia. He was born Oct 18, 1897 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Calvin and Minerva Baker Jordon. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Wright Jordon, 3 daughters, Mrs. William Dillon of Rutledge, TN, Mrs. Raymond Cordial of Fairborn, OH and Mrs. A. G. Spriggs of Columbus, OH, 4 sons, Lowell Jordon, Adam Jordon, Richard Jordon and Leon Clayton Jordon, all of Fairborn, OH, 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1982

MARCUM, Everett
1896-1982
Funeral services for Everett Marcum, 86, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Saturday Nov 20, 1982 with the Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery, route 5, Louisa with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Marcum died Nov 18 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Mar 29, 1896 in Martin County, the son of Henry and Nancy Endicott Marcum. He was a retired carpenter. His wife, Shirley preceded him in death. Survivors include 1 daughter, Miss Ethel Marcum of Louisa and 2 sons, Earshell Marcum of Fort Gay, WV and Homer Marcum of Louisa, 3 brothers, Seman Marcum of Oceana, WV and John and Earl Marcum of route 5, Louisa; 2 sisters, Betty Triplett of Fallsburg and Norma Hammonds of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

MCCORMICK, Ruby (Pennington)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby McCormick, 80, of Louisa, were conducted Oct 31 in Willard Christian Church by ministers, Bob Waggoner and Glenn Bowling. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery at Willard. Mrs. McCormick died Oct 28 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. McCormick was born Oct 12 in Willard a daughter of the late U. G. "Litt" and Samantha Ellen Holbrooks Pennington. She was a retired teacher with the Green Township School System and a member of the Franklin Furnace Nazarene Church. Survivors include her husband, John L. McCormick, a son, Homer W. Wattson of Lakeland, FL, a brother, Homer S. Pennington of Webbville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

MUNCY, Julie (Blair)
1896-1982
Funeral services for Julie Muncy, 86, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Oct 31 in Temple Bell Church by the Rev. Les Bowen and Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Bowens Salmons Cemetery. Mrs. Muncy died Oct 28 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Jan 12, 1896 in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Workhouse Blair. Her husband, Sam Muncy, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harris of Ransom and Mrs. Tilda Short of Columbus, OH and 3 sons, John Acord of route 5, Louisa and James Acord of Big Sandy, WV and Bill Acord of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

MURRAY, Richard
1921-1982
Funeral services for Richard Murray, 61, Lowmansville, were conducted Wednesday, November 3 at 10 a.m. in the United Baptist Church at Georges Creek by Rev. Bascomb Daniel, Rev. Floria Lyons, and Rev. Ervin Preston. Burial was in Richard Murray Cemetery. Mr. Murray died October 31 in Knott County Health Care Center following a short illness. Mr. Murray was born August 3, 1924, in Lowmansville, a son of the late Roy and Carry Castle Murray. His wife, Fannie Lyons Murray, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Harold Gene Murray of Urbana, OH and Billy Ray Murray of South Vienna, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Fonda Shrewsbury of Dale Valley, TX, and Mrs. Joann Young of Urbana, OH; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Castle of Lowmansville; a half brother, Roy Murray, Jr., of Norfolk, VA, and a half sister, Mrs. Gladys Lake of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

NAPIER, Wilburn
1936-1982
Funeral services for Wilburn Napier, 46, route 1, Fort Gay were conducted Nov 2 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Rev. Y. W. Steele and Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Napier died Oct 31 at the residence. Born Jul 7, 1936 in West Virginia, he was a son of Elzie Napier and the late Ella Napier. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co. Surviving besides his father are his wife, Shirley Robertson Napier, 1 daughter, Mrs. Wilma Sue Hensley, Louisa, 4 sons, Bobby Gene Napier, Wayne, WV, Larry Joe Napier, Ronald Keith Napier and Terry Lynn Napier, all at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Effie Steele, Kenova, Mrs. Anna Jean O'Brian, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Janice Branham, Louisa, and Mrs. Joyce Marie Wellman, Fort Gay, 4 brothers, Kenneth Napier, Zephyr Hills, FL, Willis and Wilkie Napier, both of route 1, Fort Gay and Wilford Napier, Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

NOLEN, Leo M.
1900-1982
Funeral services for a Lawrence County, KY native Leo M. Nolen, 82, of Beaver, OH were conducted Nov 4 by Rev. Paul Colegrove. Mr. Nolen died Nov 1 in Beaver. Mr. Nolen was born Apr 20, 1900, in Lawrence County, son of the late Ferguson and Chloe Clarkson Nolen. He is survived by 3 children, Velma Wellman of California, Wanda May, Columbus and Robert Ellis Nolen of Wurtland, KY; 4 sisters, Nannie Gartin, Raceland, Egle Roberts, Louisa, Fay Ramey, Raceland, Clara Osborn, Louisa, 3 brothers, Vint Nolen, Louisa, Richard Nolen, Beaver and Herbert Nolen of Corbin, KY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1982

PRESTON, Nancy Anna (Arthur)
1899-1982
Funeral services for Nancy Anna Preston, 82, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 2 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Tuley. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died Oct 31 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Born Nov 7, 1899 in Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late James and Polly Thompson Arthur. Her husband, Roscoe Preston died in 1973. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Frankie Elberg, Whitesburg, KY.  Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

ROWE, Laura (Vipperman)
1900-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Rowe, 82, of Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 29, in Young Funeral Home by ministers Wayne Kuhner and Ervin Staggs. Burial was in Rowe Cemetery. Mrs. Rowe died Oct 26 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Rowe was born Sep 22, 1900 at Pond Creek, a daughter of the late Taylor and Nancy Varney Vipperman. Her husband, William M. Rowe, died in 1937. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Madeline Skeens of Fort Gay, Mrs. Geneva Crank of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Emily Tackett of Ashland, 3 sons, Bill Rowe, Jr. of Fort Gay, Trimble Rowe of Valley Station and Joseph Rowe of route 4, Louisa, a brother, Okie Vipperman of Belfry, 37 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

STEELE, Tilda (Boggs)
1891-1982
Funeral services for Blaine native, Tilda Boggs Steele, 92, widow of Lonnie Steele will be today at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 10 at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Bonda Salyer. Mrs. Steele died Monday Nov 7, 1982. She was born Jan 15, 1891 at Blaine, the daughter of the late Jim Boggs and Hannah Boggs. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Wellman of Oakland Park, OH and Mrs. Jewell Collier of Baltimore, OH, and 4 sons, Charlie Steele of Westerville, Dophus Gambil of Baltimore , Rodney Holbrook of Columbus and Forest Boggs of Blaine, 1 sister, Nova Stambaugh of Pickerton, OH, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1982

VINSON, Fred M. Jr.
Louisa native and son of the late Chief Justice of the United States, Fred M. Vinson, Jr., died Sunday of a heart attack in Washington, D.C. Vinson, 57, former Ashland resident, was assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division from 1965 to 1969, when he successfully argued before the U. S. Supreme Court the jury tampering conviction of former Teamster President James R. Hoffa. He also represented the United States in London during extradition proceedings in 1968 for James Earl Ray at the time a suspect in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vinson attended public schools in Ashland and Washington and graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University where he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, Vinson also earned his law degree from Washington and Lee. He served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force form 1943 to 1946. Since leaving the department, he had been a partner in the firm of Reasoner, Davis and Vinson. He was president of the D. C. Bar Association 1971-72. Vinson, who lived in Bethesda, MD, died in a Washington hospital. He was born in Louisa, the son of the late Fred M. Vinson, Sr., chief justice of the United States from 1946-1953. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1982

WHEELER, Flossie (Davis)
1907-1982
Funeral services for Flossie Wheeler, 75, of Blaine, were conducted Nov 2 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died Oct 30 in Louisa Community Hospital. Born Jan 5, 1907 in Lawrence County she was a daughter of the late Millard A. and Trinvilla Pack Davis. Surviving are her husband, George Wheeler, 4 daughters, Mrs. Mildred McIntyre, Bethel, OH, Mrs. Faye Kelley, Blaine, Miss Tinnie Wheeler at home, and Mrs. Sharon Parker, Phyllis, KY; 5 sons, David Wheeler, Dayton, Loyell Wheeler, Blaine, Danny Wheeler, Ashland, Ray Wheeler, Winchester and Claude Wheeler, Kemper, KY, 2 sisters, Flora Davis, Flat Gap, KY, and Mrs. Tera Stapleton, Richmond, 3 brothers, John Davis and Bill Davis both of Blaine and Walter Davis, Sunbury, OH, and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

WHEELER, William H.
1891-1982
Funeral services for William Henderson Wheeler, 91, Blaine, were today (Wednesday Nov 17) at 10 a.m. at Young Funeral Home. Mr. Wheeler died Sunday Nov 14, 1982 in the Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born May 28, 1891 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marlon and Laura McKinney Wheeler. He was a retired oil field worker for Ashland Oil, Inc. His first wife, Mrs. Lottie Elizabeth Hensley Wheeler, died in 1964. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esta Ferguson Wheeler, a daughter, Mrs. William R. Barker, Martha, KY, 1 step daughter: Mrs. Geneva McKenzie, Columbus, OH; 1 son: Dr. Milburn Wheeler, Morehead, KY; 1 step son: Gary Mullins of Red Bush, KY; 2 sisters: Mrs. Goldie Lyon, Ohio, Mrs. Marjorie Lester, Ashland, KY, 4 brothers: Morton Wheeler, Blaine, Ossie Wheeler, Route 1, Louisa; Ottis Wheeler, Ashland, Darvin Wheeler, Columbus, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1982

WILLIAMSON, Rev. Ivory
Funeral services for Rev. Ivory Williamson, 83, of route 1, Prichard, were conducted Nov 2 in Salem United Baptist Church with burial in Community Memorial Gardens. Rev. Williamson died Oct 28 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Survivors are wife, Mrs. Laura Maynard Williamson, 6 daughters, Mrs. Ava Kirk of Orrville, OH, Mrs. Drusilla Elder of Louisville, Mrs. Wavie Wiley of Ranger, Mrs. Georgie Wilson of Prichard, and Mrs. Aquila Adkins and Mrs. Betty Joe Adkins, both of Wayne, 7 sons, Sanford Williamson of Genoa, John S. Williamson of Lavalette, Robert E. Lee Williamson of Huntington, Ivory Williamson, Jr. of Wayne and Wiley Williamson, James Arthur Williamson and Orville Glen Williamson, all of Prichard. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

WILLIAMSON, Tisme (Boyd
1902-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Tisme Boyd Williamson, 80, of Estill, KY, were conducted November 1 in the Martin Branch Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Davidson Memorial Garden at Ivel. Mrs. Williamson died October 29, at the residence. Mrs. Williamson was born June 22, 1902, in Lawrence Co., KY, a daughter of the late Willie and Martha Boyd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Williamson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Ridner, Miss Martha Williamson, and Miss Bertha Williamson, all of Estill; two brothers, Walter Boyd of Estill and Jeff Boyd of Wheelwright; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Martin of Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Lula Porter of Hunter; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

WILSON, Carmie Jefferson
1908-1982
Funeral service for Carmie Jefferson Wilson, 74, of Louisa are today at 2 p.m. at the Louisa First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Otis L. Greer and Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Wilson died Sunday, Oct 31 at Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born Jul 12, 1908 at Louisa, a son of the late Charles Jefferson and Nancy Ann Endicott Wilson. He was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Louisa First Baptist church. He was also a member of Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM, Louisa Chapter 95 R.A.M. and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Charles Wilson of Spruce Pine NC and 3 grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Dora Vernon Wilson; 2 daughters: Mrs. Betty Morris, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Sarah Weideman, Ottawa, OH; 5 sisters: Mrs. Laura Skaggs, Mrs. Daisy Emmons, Mrs. Genoa Britton and Mrs. Ernestine Caudill all of Louisa, Mrs. Willie Johnstone, Winter Park, FL; 1 granddaughter: Karen Weideman of Ottawa, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1982

WORKMAN, Thomas Jefferson
1905-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence County native Thomas Jefferson Workman, 77, of Coshocton, OH, were conducted Friday, Nov 12 at First Baptist Church in Coshocton. Mr. Workman died Nov 8, 1982. Mr. Workman was born Jun 30, 1905, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Jack and Emily Workman of Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Ann Perry Workman, 7 children Thomas, Bill, Harold, Evelyn, Karen, Martha and Beverly, 1 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Ward of route 5, Louisa, 6 brothers, Lewis Workman of route 5, Louisa, Taylor and Larry Workman of Florida, Charles B. Workman of Belleville, WV, Bromley S. workman of Huntington and Rush Workman of Providence, RI and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1982

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ABSHIRE, Edith (Dixon)
1906-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Abshire, 76, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 29 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Abshire died Nov 26 at the residence. Mrs. Abshire was born Apr 17, 1906 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Cynthia E. Justice Dixon. She is survived by her husband, Willie Abshire, 4 daughters, Mrs. Edna Estep, Mrs. Matilda Young and Mrs. Linda Shannon all of Louisa and Mrs. Revia Stewart of Royal Oak, MI; 4 sons, John Abshire of Ashland, William Abshire of California, Jack Abshire of Louisa and Walter Abshire of Hazel Park, MI; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah J. Hayes, and Mrs. Emma Cheatham both of Ashland, Mrs. Liddie Chapman, Detroit, MI, 2 brothers: John Dixon, Ashland and Walter Dixon, Urbana, OH; 44 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1982

ADKINS, Sandra Ann
1960-1982
Graveside rites for Miss Sandra Adkins, 22, Louisa, were conducted Dec 22 at Greenlawn Cemetery. She died Dec 21 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center following an extended illness. Miss Adkins was born Jan 20, 1960 in Ashland, a daughter of Dallas and Ruth Borders Adkins of Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are 3 sisters, Mrs. Jean Christian, Nancy Jo Adkins and Doris Adkins, all of Louisa, 3 brothers: Archie Adkins, Freddie Adkins and Stephen Adkins all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

ALEXANDER, Iva
1905-1982
Funeral services for Iva Alexander 76, of Louisa were conducted Dec 8 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Isaac Park Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander died Dec 6 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Alexander was born Dec 28, 1905. She was a daughter of the late Sanford Alexander and Isabelle Alexander. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

BOWENS, Nora (Neace)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Bowens, 78, of Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 11 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Gallie Isaac and Roy Fluty with burial in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mrs. Bowens died Dec 8 in St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bowens was born Apr 15, 1904 in Whitesburg, a daughter of the late Jim and Violatia Neace. Her husband, William Bowens, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Berta Delarino of Lorraine, OH, Mrs. Corrine Miller of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Stella Hodge of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Jack Bowens and Robert Bowens, both of Columbus, OH, and Lee H. Bowens of Webb, WV, a brother, John Neace of KY, 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

CALDWELL, Della (Triplett)
1899-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Triplett Caldwell, 83, Webbville, were conducted Dec 4 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Caldwell died Dec 1 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Caldwell was born Jun 28, 1899 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Kitchen Triplett. Her husband, Wesley Caldwell died in 1946. Surviving are 3 sons, Fred Caldwell of McConnell, WV, Cecil Caldwell of Webbville and Clifford Caldwell of Lebanon, OH, 7 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Blevins and Mrs. Opal Maddix, both of Webbville, Mrs. Bernice Wells of Blaine, Mrs. Patty Mackley of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Jewell Stover of Galena, OH, Mrs. Juanita Fields of Flatwoods and Miss Mabel Caldwell of Russell; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Kelly of Ashland, a brother, Homer Triplett of Dehue, WV, 35 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

CORDLE, Dewey
1905-1982
Funeral services for Dewey Cordle, 77, of Louisa were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Dec 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died Nov 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was born Aug 18, 1905 at Cordell, a son of the late Walter and Eliza Cordell Cordle. The retired oil well driller was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge F & AM at Blaine. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Ferguson Cordle;; 4 daughters: Mrs. Betty Sagraves, Columbus, OH, Miss Mary Lou Cordle, Glasco, KY, Mrs. Dorothy Hoskison, Dallas, TX, Mrs. Barbara Ball, Louisa; 1 sister: Sarah Patton, Ashland; 3 brothers: Enoch Cordle, Ashland, Hugh Cordle, Rush, KY and Nelson Cordle, Pennsylvania; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1982

CRUTCHER, William Edward
1912-1982
Last rites for one of Eastern Kentucky's last grass roots, politically oriented newsman who parlayed a single newspaper into a "mini chain" at Morehead were conducted Saturday in Morehead. William Edward (Snooks) Crutcher, 70, who began a journalistic career as a reporter for The Big Sandy News while in high school at Louisa, died suddenly at his home Dec 9 in Pompano Beach, FL. Crutcher, owner and retired publisher of Kentucky Publishing Co. of Morehead which operates The Morehead News, The Greenup News, The Grayson Journal Enquirer and The Olive Hill Times. He also was founder of the East Kentucky Printing Co and the Birthday Calendar Co in Morehead. Crutcher earned a reputation for his activity in the state's Democratic political arena. He was a friend of several state political leaders and handled publicity in former Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler's 1955 bid for the governor's, office. Chandler said Crutcher "used to go with me on my campaign travels. He reported my speeches  and helped advise me. We called him "Snooks". Frankfort attorney Joseph Leary, manager of Chandler's 1955 campaign said he would write Chandler's speeches and dictate them to Crutcher. Crutcher would then supply the speeches to reporters. Chandler often did not stick to prepared texts, however, and reporters began complaining to Crutcher and Leary about the candidate's variances from the copies distributed to them. Later Chandler agreed to read from the prepared speeches. "He and I were not on the same side politically," recalled former Gov. Bert Combs, "But  I did admire him. He was a real dedicated Democrat. "He was basically, I thought, a political reporter. He could see a story... coming down the road, which some modern reporters can't", according to the Daily Independent. Crutcher also traveled in the White House press corps airplane accompanying Air Force 1, during the Kennedy Administration.

Crutcher, a son of the late Clarence B. and Emma Raines Crutcher was born Oct 8, 1912 in Lawrence County. He began his journalism career while in high school in Louisa as a reporter for The Big Sandy News and a correspondent for wire services and metropolitan newspapers. He attended Morehead State Teachers College from 1930 to 1933, where he handled the college's publicity and news releases. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

DAGGS, Jerry
1909-1982
Funeral services for Jerry Daggs, of Louisa were conducted Dec 17 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by ministers, Cecil Hill and Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Daggs died Dec 14. He was born Jul 11, 1909. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Matney Daggs, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Billie Williams of California, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982

DAVIS, Connie Sue (Hammond)
1946-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Davis, 36, Louisa, were conducted Dec 18 in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Greenlawn. Mrs. Davis was born Jan 13, 1946, in Louisa a daughter of Clifford and Maida Sammons Hammond. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Lindsey Davis, 2 daughters: Jaymie Lynn Davis and Maide Denice Davis both at home; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hammond, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Napier, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Jewell Workman, Columbus, OH, Mrs. bonnie Gageby, Alexander, VA, Mrs. Phyllis Porter, Fort Gay; 2 brothers: Delmas Hammond, Louisa; Dan Hammond, Lexington, KY. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982

DAVIS, Michael Ray
1982-1982
Funeral services for Michael Ray Davis, 2 1/2 months, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Dec 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Preece Memorial Gardens. Survivors include the mother, Carol Davis, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

DELANEY, Mattie (Caines)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mattie Delaney, Ashland, were conducted Dec 7 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Delaney died Dec 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Leo F. and Cora Gray Caines. She was a member of the 39th Street Baptist Church and co-owner of Delaney Service Station. Surviving are her husband, Harry J. Delaney, a sister, Mrs. Effie M. McKenzie of Ashland, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 8,1 982

EVANS, Frank
1916-1982
Funeral services for Frank Evans, 66, route 1, Crum, were conducted Dec 11 in Webb Community Church, Webb, WV by Rev. Frank Meddings with burial in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Evans died Dec 8 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Evans was born Feb 8, 1916 in Webb, WV, a son of the late Nathan Evans and Hester Moore. Surviving are his wife, Louverne Bowen Evans, 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Lee Barker of Franklin, OH, Mrs. Magalene Mead of route 2, Crum, and Mrs. Wanda Sue Spence of Fort Gay, WV, 3 sons, Henry F. Evans of route 1, Crum, the Rev. Truman Evans of Louisa and Homer L. Evans of Pataskala, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Florence McMillian of South Point, OH, Mrs. Jossie Withrow and Mrs. Alice Stacy both of Rainelle, WV, Mrs. Ethel Clemmons of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Frances Johnson of route1, Crum, 3 brothers, Brady Evans of Columbus, OH, Roger Evans and Dallas Evans, both of route 1, Crum; 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

FANNIN, Hibbert
1982-1982
Funeral rites for infant Hibbert Fannin, 8 1/2 month old son of Delbert and Beverly Foreman Fannin, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Nov 27 in Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac park Cemetery. The youngster died Nov 23 in Rock Castle Nursing Home at Mt. Vernon following an extended illness. He was born Mar 28, 1982 in Lawrence County. Survivors in addition to his parents, are a sister, Miss Jewelleene Fannin at home, maternal grandparents, Verlin Foreman of Ohio and Mrs. Jewelleene Meade of Lawrence County and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Felty Fannin of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1982

FERGUSON, Roger
1958-1982
Funeral services for Roger Ferguson, 24, route 1, Genoa, were conducted Dec 3 in Oak Grove Church at Paddle Creek by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Nov 30 as the result of a train-auto accident at the Fort Gay Crossing. Mr. Ferguson was born Jun 11, 1958, in Lawrence County, a son of Leslie and Bonnie Lycan Ferguson, route 1, Genoa. Surviving in addition to his parents, are 2 sisters, Mrs. Freida Johnson and Mrs. Reta Copley both of Fort Gay, WV; 3 brothers, Ricky, Randy and Darrell Ferguson all of route 1, Genoa, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wellman, route 2, Fort Gay and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

FERRELL, Juanita (Wellman)
Graveside services for Mrs. Juanita Wellman Ferrell, 77, Beech Grove, TN, were conducted Dec 3 in Roselawn Cemetery, Rutherford Co., TN. Mrs. Ferrell, a housewife, died Dec 2 in Stones River Hospital, Woodbury. Survivors include her husband, Ottis D. Ferrell of Beech Grove, 2 daughters, Mrs. Emma Freeman of Beech Grove and Mrs. Sammie Cervoski of Hagerstown, MD, 1 brothers, French Wellman of Kenova, 1 sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Woods, Kenova, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982

FORTNER, William Cyrus
1908-1982
Funeral services for William Cyrus Fortner, 74, route 2, Louisa, will be Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Homer Burchett officiating. Mr. Fortner died Dec 26, 1982 following an extended illness. He was born Dec 3, 1908 at Prichard, WV, the son of Danial and Alice Rickman Fortner. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife Marie Parsons Fortner, route 2, Louisa, 1 son, Albert Andias Fortner of Greenup, 1 sister, Miss Gladys Fortner of Prichard, WV, 2 brothers, Ival and Danial D. Fortner of Prichard and 6 grandchildren. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery at Gallup. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

FUGETT, Edna Pauline
1932-1982
Funeral services for Edna Pauline Fugett, 50, of route 1, Louisa will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Moores Chapel Church route 1, Louisa with Rev. Harold Bond and Junior Bevins officiating. Ms. Fugett died Dec 26 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center after an extended illness. She was born Aug 12, 1932 at route 1, Louisa, daughter of Monroe and Ethel Sue Patrick Fugett. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Fugitt of route 1, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Elsie York, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Opal McKenzie, Louisa; Mrs. Daisy Lee Vanhoose, and Mrs. Betty Caudill both of route 1, Louisa; 4 brothers: Millard Fugitt, Guy Fugitt, Homer Fugitt and Ralph Fugitt all of route 1, Louisa; 1 granddaughter. Burial will be in the Bond Cemetery at route 1, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

GEORGE, Izle James
1910-1982
Funeral services for Izle James George, 72, Ulysses, were conducted Dec 21, in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Ulysses with burial in George Cemetery. Mr. George died Dec 18 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. George was born Sep 23, 1910 in Ulysses, a son of the late Eliase and Fannie Lemaster George. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Johnson George, 2 daughters: Mrs. Paul Hackney and Mrs. Jim Coffey both of Ulysses; 2 sons: Robert George of Urbana, OH and Bruce George of Springfield, OH; 1 brother: Charley George, Jeffersonville, KY; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982.

HARVEY, Bertie
1908-1982
Funeral services for Bertie Harvey, 74, of Radnor, WV, were conducted Nov 24, in Harvey Memorial Church by ministers, Charlie Thompson and Charles Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Harvey Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Harvey died Nov. 22, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Feb 16, 1908 at Wilsondale, WV, a daughter of the late William Perry and Amanda Marcum Perry. Surviving are her husband, William Harvey, 9 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Warner of Virginia, Mrs. Ruby Spaulding and Mrs. Myrtle Harvey of Radnor, Mrs. Nelma J. Bernard of Cleveland, and Mrs. Letha Lou Parsons of Cleveland, Mrs. Polly Berry of Bakersfield, CA, Mrs. Donna Gay Phillips of Huntington and Mrs. Doris Sue Hamilton of Fort Gay, WV; 2 sons, William J. Harvey of South Point, OH and Thomas Harvey of Sand Springs, OK; 1 sisters, Minerva Haney of Dunlow, VA; 2 brothers, Nathan Perry of Dunlow and Henry Perry of Crum, WV; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1982

HENIGIN, Ronald J.
1928-1982
Funeral services for Ronald J. Henigin, 54, of Louisa were conducted Dec 28 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Greene County Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA. Mr. Henigin died Dec 24 in Louisa Community Hospital, following a sudden illness. He was born Sep 23, 1928 in Pittsburg, PA, a son of Ruth F. Klein Henigin and the late Sylvester A. Henigin. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Betty Meade Henigin and a brother, Bruce J. Andrews, of Pittsburg. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

HENSLEY, Lillie (Hunt)
1898-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Hensley, 84, Louisa, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 29 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the See Cemetery. Mrs. Hensley was born Jan 8, 1898, in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Will and Jane Terry Hunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Hensley in 1981. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Tennie Booth of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Dec 28, 1982

JARRELL, Leo
1894-1982
Funeral services for Leo Jarrell, 88, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Wednesday Dec 8 at 2 p.m. in the Old Pleasant Baptist Church by Rev. Pete Robinette with burial in the Jarrell Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Jarrell died at 5:30 p.m. Dec 5 in  Cabell Huntington Hospital from injuries received when his truck ran over him earlier that afternoon. Mr. Jarrell, self-employed saw mill operator, was born May 16, 1894 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Wayne and Emorine Ross Jarrell. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Anna Lycan, Huntington, Mrs. Ona Billups, route 1, Fort Gay and Mrs. Evangeline Ward of Catlettsburg, 1 son, Leo Jarrell of Brunswick, OH and  4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of services. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

JONES, Sopha (Stone)
1898-1982
Funeral services for Sopha Jones, 84, of Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday Dec 29 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Mrs. Jones died Dec 27 at the Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Oct 15, 1898 in Knott County, daughter of John Stone. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lyman Jones, 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Slone of Louisa and Mrs. Jessie Griffith of Lima, OH; 2 sons, Oscar and Clyde Jones, both of Lima, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28,1 982

MARCUM, Terry Lynn (Crum)
Funeral services for Mrs. Terry Lynn Crum Marcum, 22, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Dec 14 in New Friendship Church, Inez, KY, with burial in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. She was killed Dec 11 in an automobile accident on KY 3. Survivors include her husband, Tony Marcum, son Anthony Wayne Marcum; parents, James and Shelby Crum and several brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

MOORE, Octava (Stambaugh)
1890-1982
Funeral services for Octava Moore, 92, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Dec 10 in Mattie Methodist Church by Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Dec 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Oct 28, 1890 in Stambaugh, a daughter of the late Tom Stambaugh and Alafair Daniels Stambaugh. Her husband, Jay Moore, preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are 1 son, Kermit Moore, route 3, Louisa; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

MOORE, Thomas
1901-1982
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Thomas Moore, 81, Logan, OH were conducted Dec 28 in Logan with burial there. Mr. Moore died Dec 24 in the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Moore was born Mar 23, 1901 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dave and Lucy Ball Moore. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Moore, 2 sons, Carl Moore and Charles Moore, both of Logan, a daughter, Miss Ruth Moore, Logan, 2 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Withrow of Ashland and Mrs. Lou Thompson of Louisa, a half brother, J. G. Green of Louisa and a half sister, Mrs. Mae Cantrell of Fuget. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

NAPIER, Jeffrey
1964-1982
Funeral services for Jeffrey Michael Napier, 18, were conducted Dec 3 in Bartram Chapel Methodist Church, route 2, Fort Gay. Burial was in Napier Cemetery. Mr. Napier died Nov 30 as the result of a train-auto collision at the Fort Gay Crossing. Mr. Napier was born Sep 29, 1964, at Louisa, a son of Wilkie and Jean Ann Ratcliff Napier of Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are 4 brothers, Greg, Brian, Steve and Jamie Napier, all at home, the paternal grandfather, Elzie Napier of Kenova and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Ratcliff of Detroit, MI. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

O'BRYAN, John J.
1894-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence native John J. O'Bryan, 88, of Cordell were to be today, Wednesday, Dec 29 1982 at 11 a.m. at the Cordell Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Jordan and Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson officiating. Mr. O'Bryan died Dec 26, 1982 after an extended illness. He was born Nov 7, 1894 at Wilbur, KY, the son of William S. and Emaline Keller O'Bryan. He was a veteran of WWII and retired farmer. Mr. O'Bryan is survived by his wife, Dixie, 1 daughter, Mrs. James (Virgie) hall of Columbus, 2 sons, Everett S. O'Bryan at home and Johnny K, O'Bryan of Cordell; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

PARSONS, Albert
1897-1982
Funeral services for Albert Parsons, 85, route 1, Fort Gay, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 22 in Old Pleasant Baptist Church by ministers, Johnnie Adkins and Jay Rice. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Mr. Parsons died Dec 19 at the residence. He was born Oct 29, 1897 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Elias and Nancy Jane Pack Parsons. He was a retired employee of Sylvania Electric Co. His wife, Angie Wilson Parson, died Dec 9, 1965. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Jones of Poca, WV and Mrs. Earl (Rose) Wilson of Creston, OH, 3 sons, A. B. Parsons and Robert Parsons, both of Fort Gay, and David Parsons of Huntington, 25 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982

POTTER, William H.
1895-1982
Funeral services for Lawrence county native William H. Potter, 87, of Westwood were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Dec 8 in Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with burial in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Graveside military rites for Mr. Potter, who died Dec 6, in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness, were conducted by the Russell High School Air Force Junior ROTC. Mr. Potter was born Sep 6, 1895 in Lawrence County, KY. He was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Isabelle Lawson Potter. He was a retired electrician for Armco, Inc. where he worked for 50 years; a member of the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church and Poage Lodge No. 325 F & AM and an Army Veteran of World War I. His wife, Mary McDonaldson Potter, died in 1981. Surviving are 2 brothers, Jessie M. Potter, Ashland and Bartley S. Potter, Flatwoods and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

PREECE, Haskell
1910-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Haskell Preece, 72, of Cincinnati, were conducted Dec 24 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Preece. Burial was in Preece Memorial Gardens. Mr. Preece died Dec 21 in Clermont Community Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Preece was born May 25, 1910 in Martin County, a son of the late Henry G. and Ada B. Davis Preece. His wife, Pauline Bush Preece died in 1979. He was a retired General Motors employee and received a Bronze Star for his duty in World War II. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Stella LaFleur and Mrs. Brenda Owens both of Cincinnati, a son, Ted Preece of Cincinnati, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mae Sturgill, and Mrs. Beth Nelson, both of Louisa, and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

ROBERTSON, Tommy Allen
Funeral services for Tommy Allen Robertson, 18, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 3 in the Old Grove Methodist Church by Rev. Mack R. Cyrus. Burial was in the Robertson family cemetery. Mr. Robertson was killed Nov 30 in a train-car accident at the Fort Gay Crossing. Surviving are his parents, Delbert and Deanna Mounts Robertson, 5 sisters, Mrs. Brenda Lee Watts, Wayne, Mrs. Debra Lynn Akers, Pikeville, Carolyn Robertson, Pamela Robertson and Lisa Robertson, all of Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Delbert Robertson, Jr. Route 3, Louisa and Danny Joe Robertson, Fort Gay, his paternal grandmother, Nellie Robertson, Louisa and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Mounts, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

SCOTT, Walker
1913-1982
Funeral services for Walker Scott, 69, of Louisa, were conducted Dec 20 in Sidney Church at Pilgrim with burial in Jude Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Dec 17 in Huntington. Mr. Scott was born Sep 27, 1913 in Martin County, a son of the late James and Lara Maynard Scott. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Reba Scott, 2 sons, John Scott and Willis Scott, both of Louisa, 4 daughters, Mrs. Pat Jude and Mrs. Mary Maynard, both of Pilgrim and Mrs. America Moore and Mrs. Nada David, both of Inez, a brother, Andy Scott of Kenova, WV, 3 sisters, Mrs. Belv Cobley and Mrs. Truly Jude, both of Inez, and Mrs. Susie Polly of Laurel; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1982

SMITH, Herbert
1958-1982
Funeral services for Herbert Smith, 24, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Dec 7 in the home of his father, John Smith, route 2, Louisa, by Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Cecil Preece with burial in Smith Cemetery. He died Dec 4 as the result of a traffic accident on KY 1690. Additional survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sheri Jordan Smith, 1 son, Charles H. Smith, at home, mother, Goldie Johnson Smith, route 2, Louisa, 5 sisters, Mrs. Elsie M. Harless, Mrs. Violet M. Pridemore, Mrs. Fay Rowe, Mrs. Wanda L. Cook, all of route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Nora A. Daugherty of route 1, Burton, WV, a brother, William Smith, route 2, Louisa. He was born May 25, 1958 at route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8,1 982

THOMAS, Jean
Funeral services for 101 year old Traipsin' woman Mrs. Jean Bell Thomas, were conducted Dec 9 in Rose Hill Mausoleum by Rev. Theodore Keller. She died Dec 7 in Wurtland Manor. There are no immediate survivors. Big Sandy News, Dec. 15, 1982

THOMPSON, Johnnie Milton
1919-1982
Funeral services for Johnnie Milton Thompson, 63, of Blaine, KY formerly of Adams, will be conducted Thursday Dec 2 at 2 p.m. at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church with ministers Jay Jordan and Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Thompson died Nov 30, 1982 at the residence. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 26, 1919 at route 3, Louisa, a son of the late Asbury and Delena Pack Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Fyffe Thompson, 1 daughter, Mrs. Iris Blevins, Blaine, 2 sons, Ernest James Thompson, Columbus, OH and Russell R. Thompson, Blaine, 3 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Griffith, Blaine, Mrs. Rhoda Gilliam and Mrs. Maxie Pack, both of Ohio, 4 brothers, Oshel Thompson and Bert Thompson both of Ohio and Cecil Thompson and Sheldon Thompson, both of Springfield, OH, 3 step daughters, Mrs. Eula Barker of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Alma Riley and Mary Arrington, both of Blaine, 1 stepson, Lloyd Fyffe of Grayson, 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1982

THOMPSON, Walter
1902-1982
Funeral services for Walter Thompson, 80, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Nov 27 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 3, 1902 at Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Steven and Bell Hatfield Thompson. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Viola Ward of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Fannie York of Glenhayes, Mrs. Judy Cox of Lavalette, WV, and Mrs. Joyce Hammond of Glenhayes; 6 sons, John B. Thompson of Mount Gilead, OH, James Thompson of Chesterville, OH, Franklin, Dannie and Pearlie Thompson, all of Mansfield, and Hillis Thompson of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, Fort Gay, Mrs. Rosa Hare, Marquaeta, IA, Mrs. Edna Hunt, Mansfield; 4 brothers, Lee Thomson, Pineville, WV, Homer Thompson, Pete Thompson, and Fred E. Thompson all of Fort Gay; 32 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Dec 1, 1982

WALLACE, Joseph Eugene (Gene)
1904-1982
Funeral services for Louisa native Joseph Eugene Wallace, 78, of Buchanan, were conducted Dec 28 in Bear Creek United Methodist Church by ministers, J. L. Moore, Frank Wallace and Kenneth Lemaster. Burial was in Kavanaugh Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died Dec 24 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Aug 23, 1904 in Louisa, a son of the late Frank and Margaret Hatten Wallace. He was a retired worker with the U. S. Postal Service. He was past president of the Big Sandy Lions Club and past president of the Boyd County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emogene Wallace, 2 daughters: Mrs. Dale Phelps, Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Kay Lemaster, Allen, KY; 2 sons: Rev. Frank Wallace, East Fork, KY, Dan Wallace, Buchanan, KY; 1 sister: Mrs. Mary Dunn, Ashland, KY; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1982

WELLMAN, Blanche (Lakin)
1913-1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Lakin Wellman, 69, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 14 in the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by Rev. B. R. Lakin and Rev. Larry Murphy. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died Dec 11 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Jun 6, 1913 at route 1, Fort Gay, daughter of the late James S. Lakin and Nellie Rayburn Lakin. She was a member of the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Wellman died in 1980. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. James "Nell" Spears, and Mrs. Charles "Nancy" Workman both of Fort Gay; 1 foster daughter: Mrs. James "Mary" Michael, South Point, OH; 1 son: Sam Wellman, Huntington, WV; 4 sisters: Mrs. Virgie Pelfrey, Huntington, Mrs. Barbara Wright, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Mary Frasher, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Sue Stanley, Cincinnati, OH; 1 brother: Lawrence Lakin, Wheelersburg, OH; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1982

WELLMAN, Flosie (Spillman)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Flosie Wellman, 83, of Columbus, were conducted Dec 4 in Webb Chapel Church by ministers, Jack Perry and Acie Adams. Burial was in Wellman family cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died Dec 1. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Gary Blake of Columbus and Mrs. H. Adkins of Jackson, MI; sons, Kenneth Wellman, Lucian Wellman, Berell Wellman, Lon Wellman, all of Columbus and Loren Wellman of Reynoldsburg, OH; 2 sisters, Della Sauyer of Logan, WV, Stella Diamond of Ashland, 1 brother, Willie Spillman of Webbville, 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1982

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