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AUSTIN, John Elbert
1902-1983
Funeral services for John Elbert Austin, 80, Louisa, were conducted Jan 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul R. Diamond. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. Mr. Austin died Jan 21. Mr. Austin was born Sep 25, 1902 in Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Floyd H. and Drusilla Moore Austin. He was retired from the C & O Railroad, member of Yatesville Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM of Louisa and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Gusta Austin, Louisa, 4 daughters: Mrs. Juanita Wheeler, Louisa, Mrs. John "Elberta" Matthews, Lexington, KY, Mrs. Clyde "Gypsey" Christian, Columbus, Mrs. Gary "Marie" Crawford, Catlettsburg, KHY; 2 sons: Rev. Clifford Austin, Prestonsburg, KY and Calvin Austin, Barboursville, WV; 1 sister: Mrs. Rose Dials, Tucson, AZ; 22 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers:  Willie and Ellsworth Austin and a daughter, Helen Mae Austin. Big Sandy News, Jan 26,1 983

BURGESS, Julia H.
1900-1982
Funeral services for former Lawrence County educator Miss Julia H. Burgess, 82, Louisville, were conducted Dec 29 in Louisville with entombment in Resthaven Mausoleum. Miss Burgess, a 50 year educator, who began her career at the two-room Trace Branch School, died Dec 25 in Mt. Holly Nursing Home in Louisville. She was the daughter of the late M. L. Burgess and Victoria Elam Burgess of Louisa, born in April 1900 near Louisa. She completed her elementary school work at Trace Branch School in Lawrence County, finished high school at Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, in Richmond and completed work for her Bachelors Degree at Eastern Kentucky State Teacher's College and the University of Kentucky. She continued work in elementary education with graduate work at Duke University in Durham, NC. She finished graduate work at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She served 50 years as teacher of Kentucky school children. Before employed in the Jefferson County School System, she was in the Jenkins Independent School system as teacher and elementary principal for several years. She was a member of the faculty of the Middletown Elementary School (near Louisville) until retirement in 1971. She was a member of the Cressent Hill Methodist Church, taking an active part in the church and was secretary of the Service Class of the Sunday School.

She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education, Jefferson County Educational Association, Kentucky Educational Association and the National Educational Association. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters, Millie and Lola and brother, Thomas. Survivors include 1 brother, Dr. Francis Elam Burgess of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield of Huntington, WV and Mrs. William A. Cheek of Louisa; 2 nieces, Mrs. Kermit McGinnis of Huntington and Mrs. David L. Bond of Dallas, TX and one nephew, William A. Cheek, II of Atlanta, GA. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1983

COLLINS, Billy L.
Funeral services for Louisa native Billy L. Collins, 42, of Orient, OH, were conducted Dec 29 in Columbus, with burial there. He died Dec 25 in a Columbus hospital following a sudden illness. He was an employee of Columbus Retreading Co. Survivors are his wife, Jacqueline Collins, daughter, Billie Jean at home, son, Patrick Collins, father, Bill Collins, brothers, Lyle, Everett, Sammy Collins, sisters, Betty Collins, Diane Frazier, Bernie Little and Donna Pack, Doris Frazier, all of Columbus and Geraldine Lycans of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1983

CORDLE, Jarrett
1905-1983
Funeral services for Jarrett Cordle, 77, Blaine were conducted Jan 18 in the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Arthur Preece, Charlie Arrington and Joseph Cantrell. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died Jan 15. Mr. Cordle was born Nov 1, 1905 at Cordell, a son of the late Amos and Nollie Lester Cordle. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldia McDowell Cordle; 8 daughters, Mrs. Gaynella Wheeler, Mrs. Maxine Lewis, Mrs. Francene Adkins, and Mrs. Ellen Fern Merz, all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Karen Slone of Lexington, Mrs. Freda Wells of Blaine, Mrs. Doris Jean Phillips of West Jefferson, OH and Mrs. Garlene Osborne of Worthington, OH; 2 sons: Melvin Cordle, Orient, OH, Kenneth Cordle, Columbus; 3 sisters: Mrs. Gladys Skaggs, Mrs. Cledith Skaggs, and Mrs. Jessie Clifton all of Sandusky, OH; 1 brother: John W. Cordle, Sandusky, OH, 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

ESTEP, Charles H.
1914-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Charles H. (Red) Estep, 68, Berlin, WS were conducted Jan 14 in Berlin. Graveside rites were Jan 15 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, conducted by Rev. Frank Wallace. Mr. Estep died Jan 11 in Berlin City Hospital. He was born Oct 30, 1914 at Buchanan in Lawrence County, a son of the late Curtis and Grace Estep. He was retired from Sikorsky Aircraft Co. of Bridgeport, CT and was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. Surviving are 2 brothers, Julian C. Estep, Jr. and Douglas Estep, both of Berlin and 2 sisters, Miss Johnnie Estep and Mrs. Ruby Hall, both of Berlin. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

GILLUM, Nancy Susan
1904-1982
Funeral services for Nancy Susan Gillum, 78, of Martha, were conducted Dec 31 in Elizabeth Church by Rev. Arthur Cole and Rev. Larry Bayen. Burial was in Gilliam Cemetery at Isonville. She died Dec 27 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Sep 3, 1904 at Isonville, KY, a daughter of the late Paris and Rose Adkins Gillum. She is survived by 3 sisters, Jailey Eldridge of Muncie, IN and Lucinda and Alma Keeton, both of Plain City, OH; 2 brothers, James Gilliam of Crockett and Edward Gilliam of Martha and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1983

HAYES, Wauleaka Jane
1936-1983
Funeral services for Miss Wauleaka Jane Hayes, 46, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jan 9 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Miss Hayes died Jan 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Miss Hayes was born Aug 7, 1936 at Adams, a daughter of Mrs. Elva Short Hayes and the late Howard Hayes. Surviving, in addition to her mother are 4 sisters: Mrs. Pearline McClaskey, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Annie Bayles, Louisa, Mrs. Margie Post, Columbus, Mrs. Rachel King, Sitka, KY; 1 brother: Sterling Hayes, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1983

JOHNSON, Jessie Ray
1921-1982
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Jessie Ray Johnson, 61, of Corning, OH were conducted Dec 31 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Newsome Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Johnson died Dec 25. He was born Feb 28 1921 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Adam and Nora Newsome Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Cooke Johnson, 2 daughters, Loubelle Johnson and Verlile Jordan; 2 sons, Billy Joe and Orsen Johnson, a sister, Clarice Rucker of Fort Gay, 4 brothers, Bill Johnson of Akron, OH, and Clarence and Estill Johnson and Dewey Webb all of Fort gay and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1983

JOHNSON, Sillar (Hall)
Funeral services for Mrs. Sillar Hall Johnson, Louisa were conducted Jan 18 in the Joppa Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, KY. Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Jan 15 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Surviving are her husband, Johnny Johnson, 3 daughters, Mrs. Fayette Pigg of Bellbrook, OH and Mrs. Phyllis Ann James and Mrs. Betty Jo McKenzie, both of Louisa, 4 sons, Maynard Johnson of Casper, WY, Burnard and John Wayne Johnson both of Louisa, and Paul Johnson of Bellbrook and a stepson, Kanawah Johnson of Ashtabula, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

LEMASTER, Tony K.
1959-1983
Funeral services for 23 year old Tony Keith Lemaster, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 18 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by ministers, Dick Maynard and Joe Dolin. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Lemaster died Jan 14 in St. Mary's Hospital as the result of injuries received in a one vehicle accident Friday night on Tolsia Highway near Docks Creek. Also hospitalized was Kim Harris, cheerleader for Fort Gay High School. Mr. Lemaster was born Jun 30,1959 in Lawrence County, a  son of Arthonia and Hattie Dawson Lemaster of Fort Gay. He was employed by N & W Railroad. Surviving in addition to his parents are 1 sister, Miss Bonita Kyle Lemaster at home, 2 brothers, Eddie Lemaster and Cecil Lemaster both at home, and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alsta Dawson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

LYON, Mona (Certain)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Mona Lyon, 66, North Jefferson Street, were conducted Jan 25 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Boggs and Rev. Frank Spillman. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lyon died Jan 22 in Glenway Lodge at Winchester, KY, following a short illness. She was born Oct 20, 1916 at Lawrence County, daughter of the late John and Melda Elizabeth Kelly Certain. She was a member of the Blaine Eastern Star. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Diana Spillman of Lexington, 2 sons, Dana Lyon of Louisa and Leon Bush, Marysville, OH, 2 stepsons, Garland Lyon of Beaumont, TX and Doug Lyon, North Carolina, 10 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mrs. Stella Shoup of Blaine and Mrs. Esta Whitley of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1983

PRESTON, Bessie (Dixon)
1893-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie D. Preston, 89, Louisa, were conducted Jan 11 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Preston died Jan 9, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, OH, following an extended illness. Mrs. Preston was born Sep 15, 1893 at Charley, a daughter of the late James W. and Onolda Chapman Dixon. Her husband, Edgar Preston died in 1978. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Genevera Vorgwardt, St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Pearl Pack, Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Sylvia Savage, route 1, Louisa; 1 son: James E. Preston, Tipp City, OH; 1 sister: Mrs. Delta Preston, route 1, Louisa; 1 brother: Dr. Bill Dixon, Pompano Beach, FL; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1983

RATCLIFFE, James
1904-1983
Funeral services for James Ratcliffe, 78, of Louisa, were conducted Jan 25 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Sherman McGowan and Sam Fry. Burial was in  Derifield Cemetery. Mr. Ratcliffe died Jan 23 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Apr 9, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Ratcliffe and Etta Frazier Ratcliffe. He was retired from N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Derifield Ratcliffe, 2 sons, Tommy Ratcliffe of Reynoldsburg, OH and Jimmy Ratcliffe of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lou Hall and Mrs. Doll Maynard, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Hazel Petitt of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1983

RICE, Thomas Luther
1912-1983
Funeral services for Thomas Luther Rice, 70, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jan 9 in the Myrtle Chapel Church with burial in Short Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Rice died Jan 6 in Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Rice was born Jan 29, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elijah and Emma Short Rice. He was retired from ACF Industries. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Reinhardt Rice; 2 sons, Carl Thomas Rice of Hawaii and Paul Robert Rice of Washington, D. C., 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Moore and Miss Sarah Rice, both of Louisa, 2 brothers, Jack and James Rice, both of Louisa, 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1983

RILEY, Hazel (Edwards)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Hazel Riley, 66, Blaine, were conducted Jan 13 in Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Riley died Jan 10 at the residence following an extended illness. She was born Feb 11, 1916 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary White Edwards. Surviving are her husband, James A. Riley; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Erwin, Pickerington, OH and Clarice Ison, Florence, KY, 1 son, Clarence Boggs, Mechanicsburg, OH, 6 sisters, Opal Boggs, Sophia Boggs and Clara Riley, all of Blaine, Mary Boggs and Lacy Brickey, both of Pickerington, OH, and Thelma Jenkins of Wheelersburg, OH, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

ROBERTS, George Madison
1903-1983
Funeral services for George Madison Roberts, 79, Louisa, were conducted Jan 8 in the Salt Peter Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Roberts died Jan 5 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born Sep 18, 1903 at Grundy, VA, a son of the late Neil and Nancy Bailey Roberts. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cornis Bartram Roberts, 2 daughters, Mrs. Audrey R. Burgess and Mrs. Valeria R. Ryan, both of Louisa, 2 sons, Bobby F. Roberts, of Painesville, OH and Ronnie L. Roberts, of Fort Gay, WV, 4 sisters, Mrs. Matilda Fornes of Avon Park, FL, Mrs. Nellie Justus of Gallant, AL, and Mrs. Cynthia Street and Mrs. Maxine Wyatt, both of Bluefield, VA; 3 brothers, Garland Roberts of Sarasota, FL, Garnett Roberts of Toledo, OH, and Archie Roberts of Bluefield, VA; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1983

ROLAND, Dr. William C.
1915-1983
Funeral services for well-known Eastern Kentucky orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William C. Roland, 67, of Bellefonte, were conducted Jan 21 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Dr. Roland, who began medical practice in Ashland in 1956, following a year at Pikeville, died Jan 18 at the residence, following an extended illness. Dr. Roland earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of California in 1937 and a medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1941. He served an internship at the U. S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA and was in the Navy for 13 years. He received orthopedic training from the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Mass., and served as chief of orthopedic surgery at Naval hospitals in Norman, OK, Newport, RI and Boston. Dr. Roland was a member of Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Piedmont Orthopedic Association, Western Orthopedic Association, Boyd County Medical Association and Bellefonte Country Club. He was a life member of the Kentucky Medical Association, emeritus member of the staff of King's Daughters Hospital, Kentucky Colonel and a veteran of World War II. Dr. Roland conducted monthly clinics for crippled children for more than 15 years at various Eastern Kentucky cities under the auspices of the Kentucky State Crippled Children Commission.

Dr. Roland was born Aug 11, 1915 at Sacramento, CA, a son of the late Chester Leland and Ethel Elkus Roland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anne Winslow Hathaway Roland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Gaston E. Metrailler of London, England and Mrs. Howard F. Pease of El Paso, TX, a son, William E. Roland of Salt Lake City, UT and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1983

SNYDER, Lyma (Adkins)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lyma A. Snyder, Louisa were conducted Jan 17 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Robert C. Pugh. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Snyder died Jan 13 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. She was born at Potters, a daughter of the late Floyd and Pricie Waller Adkins. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus H. Snyder. She is survived by a son, Gus Snyder of Houston, TX; 2 sisters, Mrs. June Chapman and Mrs. Marie Kitchen, both of Huntington and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

SPARKS, Anna (Ferguson)
1886-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Sparks, 96, of Martha, were conducted Jan 16 in the Mazie Union Baptist Church with burial in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks died Jan 14 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Sparks was born May 1, 1886 at Isonville, a daughter of the late John H. and Sally Ison Ferguson. Her husband, Rufus Newton Sparks, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Dr. Aubrey L. Sparks of Warren, OH and Douglas C. Sparks, Martha; 2 sisters: Mrs. Eleanor Compton, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Arella Stuart, Lexington, KY; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

STILTNER, Lee
Funeral services for Lee Stiltner, 95, of Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 25 in the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery. Mr. Stiltner died Jan 22 in Louisa Community Cemetery. He was born in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Wayne Stiltner and Mary Jane Osborne Stiltner. His wife, Sadie Thompson Stiltner preceded him in death in 1982. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Nellie Hobbs and Mrs. Geraldine Watts, both of Wayne, WV and Mrs. Wanda Lee  Robinson of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Reuben Stiltner of Michigan and Wayne Stiltner of Pineville, WV; 2 step daughters, Maxine Crabtree of Lodi, OH and Gertrude Workman of Fort Gay; 1 stepson, Eugene Mullins of Rittman, OH and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1983

YORK, Leonidas
1913-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Leonidas York, 69, of Briarwood Dr., Winter Springs, FL, were recently. Mr. York died Dec 31, 1982 in a Florida hospital. He was born Sep 25, 1913 in Louisa, the son of the late Charles T. and Ethel Kirk York and grandson of Dr. Leonidas H. and Permeila Allison York. He was an inspector with U. S. Steel, retiring in 1975 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Casselberry, FL. Surviving include his wife, Grace H. York and 1 son, Charles T. York of Lorain, OH, 1 daughter, Mrs. Joyce Ellenberger of Bluntville, TN; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Burial was in Ridgehill Memorial Park in Lorain, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1983

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BELL, Willard
1915-1983
Funeral services for Willard Bell, 66, route 2, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Feb 16, in the residence, route 2, Louisa, with burial in Bell Cemetery. He died Feb 13 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Nov 5, 1915, at Richardson, a son of the late Hartford and Hazel Castle Bell. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Nerva Jane Davis of Leland, FL and one brother, Willis Bell of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1983

CALDWELL, William Keither
1901-1983
Funeral services for William Keither Caldwell, 82, route 1, Fort Gay, were Feb 3 in Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, conducted by Rev. Paul Nelson and Rev. Oscar Nelson. Burial was in Greasy Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died Feb 1 at the residence. He was born Jan 17,1 901 in Wayne County, a son of the late John and Francis Maynard Caldwell. Surviving are his wife, Ruthy Mae Webb Caldwell; 7 daughters, Mrs. Francis Nelson of Wayne, Route 2, Mrs. Dora Nelson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Thelma Maynard and Mrs. Ada Coburn, both of Kiahsville and Miss Barbara Caldwell and Mrs. Ann Whitt, both of Columbus and Mrs. Mae Zimmerman of Pennsylvania; 4 sons, Ervin Caldwell of Charleston, Bill Caldwell of Illinois, Dewey K. Caldwell of Fort Gay and Sammie Caldwell of Poca, 56 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lila J. Maynard and Mrs. Marie Francis both of Man, and 2 brothers, J. H. Caldwell of Monaville and Walter T. Caldwell of Cyclone. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1983

CARR, Polly (Fields)
1888-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Carr, 94, Louisa, were conducted Jan 28 in Meades Branch Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Charles W. Price. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Carr died Jan 26 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Oct 27, 1888 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Stepp Fields. She was a member of the United Brethren. Her husband, Harry Carr, preceded her in death in 1970. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Delbert Back of Ashland, Mrs. Glen Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Olcy Daniels of Newport, MI, a son, Harold Carr of Louisa, a brother, Eldon Fields of Wayne, MI; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

CRABTREE, Ernest Ray
1906-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ernest Ray Crabtree, 76, Fairfield, CA were conducted Feb 12 in Fairfield with burial in Rockville Cemetery at Suisan Valley. Mr. Crabtree died Feb 9 in Vallejo Hospital in Vallejo, CA following an extended illness. Mr. Crabtree was born Sep 13, 1906 at Gladys, a son of the late William and Ella Wright Crabtree. He was elected to the State Central Committee of the Republican Party in California and was appointed to the board of directors of the 36th District Agriculture Association by then Gov. Ronald Reagan. He was a rancher, a member of Sunsweet Growers Association and First Church of God at Vallejo. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Crabtree, a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Rae Iraniparaet of Davis, CA; 4 sons, Robert Crabtree of Vacaville, CA, John Marion Crabtree of Lowell, NC, Paul Ray Crabtree of Vallejo and Gene D. Crabtree of Ashland, 5 sisters. Mrs. Goldie Carter of Kingston, OH, Mrs. Pluma Bates of Columbus, Mrs. Mildred Rice of Circleville, Mrs. Jane Large of Columbus and Mrs. Reba Watson of Lancaster, OH, 2 brothers, Herbert L. Crabtree of Lucasville, OH and Willard Crabtree of Obetz, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 1983

FRAZIER, Richard
1911-1983
Funeral services for Richard Frazier, 72, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 20 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Clifford. Mr. Frazier died Feb 17 at the residence. Mr. Frazier was born Feb 9, 1911, in Clifford, a son of the late W.D. Frazier and Mary Jane Marcum Frazier. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gussie Farris Frazier, 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Shannon and Mrs. Rebecca Shannon, both of Louisa, 7 sons, Billy E. Frazier, Aulta Frazier, Carl D. Frazier, and Kenneth Frazier, all of Louisa, Burgess Frazier of Columbus, OH, Donald R. Frazier of Fallsburg, KY, Walter Frazier of Chapman, KY; 3 brothers: Fred Frazier, Frank Frazier and John Frazier all of Clifford, KY; 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1983

HAY, Goldie (Fannin)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Goldie Hay, 85, Grayson, were conducted Feb 14 in Hitchins Free will Baptist Church with burial in Edison Cemetery. Mrs. Hay died Feb 9. Mrs. Hay was born May 24, 1897 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Betty Fannin. She was a member of the Olive Hill United Baptist Church. Her husband, Thurman Buell Hay died in 1939. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Ada Latterman of Buckeye Lake, OH, Mrs. Carrie Nolan of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Florence Sparks of Grayson and Mrs. Betty Mullins of Florida, 3 sons, Curtis E. Hay, Sr. of Grayson, Elbert Hay of Williamsport, OH, and Walter Hay of Cannonsburg; 32 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1983

HICKS, Ossie
1904-1983
Funeral services for Ossie Hicks, 78, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jan 29 in the Dry Fork Community Church by Rev. Jack Perry and Rev. Paul Mayberry. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Hicks died Jan 27 in Louisa Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Hicks was born Sep 26, 1904, at Webbville, a son of the late George and Nora Perkins Hicks. He was a farmer and a member of the Dry Fork Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Viola Hill Hicks; 10 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Campbell and Mrs. Charlotte Pennington, both of Webbville, Mrs. Belva Maley and Mrs. Virginia Sammons, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Helen Bellomy of Elyria, OH, Mrs. Pauline Rose of Huntington, Mrs. Kathleen Boring of Deltona, FL, Mrs. Lenora Yonkers of London, OH, Mrs. Shirley Ball of Sidney and Mrs. Evelyn Rice of West Jefferson, OH, 5 sons, James and Lawrence “Jack” Hicks both of Columbus, John and Gary Hicks, both of Webbville, and Lester Hicks of Grayson, a brother, Floyd Hicks of Columbus, 5 sisters, Mrs. Martha Gillotte of Columbus, Mrs. Gladys Shenefiel of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Hazel Wightman of Madison, WS, Mrs. Molly Thompson of Grayson, and Mrs. Violet Thompson of Ashland, 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

MAXIE, Ruby
1981-1983
Funeral services for Ruby Maxie, 2, daughter of Riley and Alice Maxie of Martha, were conducted Feb 8 in Elizabeth Church at Martha by Rev. Joe Lester and Rev. John Sloas. Burial was in Dobbins Cemetery. The youngster was dead on arrival Sunday at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, following an extended illness. She was born Jan 14, 1981 in Morehead. Surviving, in addition to her parents are 4 sisters, Misses Patricia, Virginia, Rinda and Geneva Gretty Maxie, all at home, 5 brothers, Larry, Clayton, Eddie, Macie and Charles Maxie, all at home, her maternal grandparents, Robert and Millie Maxie of Martha, and her paternal grandfather, George Maxie of Lytten. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1983

MCDOWELL, Harvey J.
1907-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Harvey J. McDowell, 75, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 28 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by Rev. Marion T. Duncan. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. McDowell died Jan 26 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. He was born Jul 13, 1907 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Fannie Sexton McDowell. He was retired from Ashland Oil where he worked as an operator. He was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by a son, James E. McDowell of Lexington, 3 daughters, Mrs. Carl Crace of Ashland, Mrs. Charles K. Wright of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Colonel W. Scott of Mobile, AL; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

MEADE, Florence (Sparks)
1908-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Meade, 74, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 27 in Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. James Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Meade died Jan 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Oct 6, 1908, in Morehead, a daughter of the late John Sparks and Martha Steele Sparks. Her husband, John Mede, died in 1969. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Maude E. Crabtree, Cleveland, Mrs. Phyllis Smith, Atlanta, Mrs. Eunice Fletcher, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Lois Miller, Olive Hill and Mrs. Janice Chaffin, route 1, Louisa, 1 son, John P. Meade, Jr., Jamestown, KY, 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

MOORE, Elizabeth Ann (Millard)
1915-1983
Former Lawrence County native Elizabeth Ann Millard Moore, 67, Mt. Sterling, KY, died Feb 2, 1983, in Mt. Sterling. She was born Oct 19,1 915 in Louisa, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Millard. She attended Louisa schools and the University of Kentucky. She married to O. S. Moore, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. O. Moore also of Lawrence County. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, DAR, Life Member of Kentucky Historical Society, a Kentucky Colonel and Life Member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a Rosicrucian. Mrs. Moore was a freelance journalist, who wrote poetry which was published in religious and poetry magazines. She and her husband published privately, several books of poetry. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1983

MOORE, Forrest
1919-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Forrest Moore, 63, Cannonsburg, were conducted at 10 a.m. Feb 16 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Hager French. Burial was to be in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Feb 13 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born Dec 1, 1919 in Lawrence County, a son of Isaac and Georgia Mae Stewart Moore. He was a retired welder with American Car and Foundry. Surviving are his wife, Emma Jean Miles Moore, 4 sons, Forest Russell Moore, at home, Amos Randall Moore, at home, Forest Moore, Jr., of Catlettsburg and Anderson C. Moore of Mesa, AZ, 5 daughters, Miss Nancy Marie Moore at home, Miss Phyllis Moore, Miss Corabelle Moore and Miss Georgia Ella Moore, all of Mesa, and Mrs. Junia Mae Jenkins of Catlettsburg, 5 brothers, James Moore of Catlettsburg, the Rev. Arthur Moore, Fred Moore and Ralph Moore all of Ashland, and Isaac Moore, Jr. of route 1, Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Moore Sexton of route 1, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Charles Terry of Mesa and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 1983

PATTON, Wanda Jo (Kelley)
1938-1983
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Wanda Jo Patton, 44, Cincinnati, were conducted Feb 21 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Michael R. Kidd. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Patton died Feb 19 at the residence. She was born Apr 28, 1938 at Fort Gay, the daughter of Herman and Brooke Kidd Kelley of Fort Gay. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a teacher in the Cincinnati public schools. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 daughters, Lori Lynn Kearns, Manhattan Beach, CA, and Luane Lee Patton, Cincinnati, and 1 sister, Mrs. Robert L. Sword, route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1983

PENNINGTON, Irene
1913-1983
Funeral services for Irene Pennington, 69, of Webbville, were conducted Feb 17 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson by Gary Sparks. Burial was in Carter County Memory Gardens. She died Feb 15 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Dec 23, 1913 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Susie Robinson Pennington. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a brother, Woodrow Pennington of Webbville, 4 sisters, Ruth Pennington of Webbville and Mae Bentley, Chloe Floyd and Norma Johns, all of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1983

RICE, Elizabeth Margaret (Reinhardt)
1906-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Reinhardt Rice, 76, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jan 28 in the Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mrs. Rice died Jan 24. Mrs. Rice was born Dec 14, 1906, in Portsmouth, OH, a daughter of the late Edward J. Reinhardt and Caroline Astholz Reinhardt. Her husband, Thomas Rice, died several weeks ago. Surviving are 2 sons, Carl Thomas Rice, Hawaii and Paul Robert Rice, Washington, D. C. a sister, Aletha Coburn, West Portsmouth, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

SPRINGER, Fred, W.
1895-1983
Funeral services for Fred W. Springer, 87, 417 Lock Ave., Louisa, were conducted Jan 27 in First Christian Church by Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Springer, a retired self-employed carpenter, died Jan 25 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mr. Springer was born Oct 22, 1895, in Vanceburg, a son of the late James M. and Letta S. Springer. His wife, Anna Springer, died in 1974. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa and the Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195, Louisa. He was veteran of World War I. Surviving are 1 brother-in-law, Clyde Frasher, Fort Gay, WV, 1 sister-in-law, Sylvai Frasher, Fort Gay, and two step sisters, Sue Phillips and Mrs. Bessie Lewis, both of Lexington, and 1 niece, Leta Pratta. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1983

SPURLOCK, Sherman, Jr.
1916-1983
Funeral services for Sherman Spurlock, Jr., 66, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jan 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William R. Teams. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. Mr. Spurlock died Jan 22 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Spurlock was born Sep 4, 1916 at Chapman, a son of the late Sherman, Sr and Bunie Daugh Spurlock. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Orpha Bell, of Louisa and a brother, Jenkins Spurlock of route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

STAMBAUGH, Sam
1899-1983
Funeral services for Sam Stambaugh, 83, Salinas, CA, brother of Mrs. Nova Hayes of Louisa, were conducted Jan 24 in Salinas with burial there. The Ashland native died Jan 21 in Salinas following an extended illness. He operated a grocery store in Ashland for many years. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lila Stambaugh, 1 daughter, Mrs. Eileen Sharks of Salinas, 2 brothers, Luther Stambaugh of Ashland and Earl Stambaugh of Baltimore, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

THOMPSON, Con
1904-1983
Funeral services for Con Thompson, 78, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jan 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Jan 27 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Apr 30, 1904, in Busseyville, a son of the late Mont and Fannie Jordon Thompson. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, an employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways, and a retired merchant. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara White Thompson, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mae Bilhiemer, Mrs. Charlene Smith and Mrs. Imogene Straight, all of Peru, IN, and Mrs. Edith Jennings of St. James City, FL, 2 brothers, William Cecil Thompson of Vero Beach, FL and Haven Thompson of Winchester, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

THOMPSON, Thomas
1904-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Thomas Thompson, 79, of Ashland, were conducted Jan 29 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Burial Park. Mr. Thompson died Jan 27 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 1, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late David and Lou Elkins Thompson. He was a retired welder and maintenance employee at Ashland Oil, Inc and a member of the Kavanaugh Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

THORNBURY, Maggilee (Holbrook)
1911-1983
Funeral services for Glenwood native Mrs. Maggilee H. Thornbury, 71, of Ashland, were conducted Feb 10 in the 13th Street Baptist Church with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Thornbury died Feb 7 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following a sudden illness. The former employee of Ashland Craft was born Feb 25, 1911 in Glenwood a daughter of the late Forrest and Minnie Bellew Holbrook. She was a member of the 13th Street Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are her husband, Jeff M. Thornbury, 2 sons, John Forrest Thornbury of Winfield, PA and Lowell C. Thornbury of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Sharron Fay Nibert of Ashland, 2 brothers Woodrow Holbrook of Louisa and James Holbrook of Ashland, 5 sisters, Mrs. Nina Moore and Mrs. Freda Cooksey, both of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Lester of Denton, Mrs. Leda Kasterat of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Faye Ball of Coal Grove; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1983

VANHOOSE, Douglas T.
1921-1983
Burial services for Patrick native, Douglas T. VanHoose, 61, of Somerset were conducted Feb 9 at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mr. VanHoose died Feb 5 in Lake Cumberland Medical Center, Somerset, following an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born Apr 1, 1921 at Patrick, a son of the late John B. and Tallahassee VanHoose. He was employed as an iron worker at Columbus, OH for about 25 years, was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the Jordan Baptist Church of Burnside and the Masonic Lodge at Grove City, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Tackett VanHoose, a son, Keith Douglas VanHoose, of Groveport, OH, 4 daughters, Mrs. Janet Glitt of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Carolyn Smith of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Doris Roberson of Ashland and Mrs. Michelle Venters of Science Hill, a brother, 4 sisters, 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 16. 1983

WILLIAMS, Opal G.
1910-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Miss Opal G. Williams, 72, Ashland, were conducted Jan 27 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Miss Williams died Jan 25 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Williams was born Jun 20, 1910, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George Tom and Dovia Brown Williams. She was a member of the Pollard Baptist Church and the Rebecca Lodge. Surviving are 4 brothers, Poe J. Paul W., O. B. and G. T. Williams, Jr., all of Ashland, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Carl Hogsten of Eustis, FL and Mrs. Dennie K. VanHorn of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1983

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MARCH

ADAMS, Arthur
1908-1983
Funeral services for Arthur (Art) Adams, 74, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Mar 26 in Bells Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Adams died Mar 24 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born Oct 4, 1908, at Ulysses, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Milum Adams. He was a retired head mechanic for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louella Adams; 4 daughters: Mrs. Jack Ferrell route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Hershel Miller, Columbus, Mrs. Jack Roberts and Mrs. Loraine Bartram both of Louisa; 1 son: Gene Arthur Adams, Columbus; 1 half-sister: Runa Burton, Narrows, VA; 2 half-brothers: Gearnard Fitch, and Marvin Milum both of route 1, Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1983

BALES, Golda (Warnick)
1892-1983
Graveside services for Richardson native Mrs. Golda Warnick Bales, 90, were conducted Mar 28 in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Bales formerly of Ashland, died in Independence, MO. Mrs. Bales was born Sep 17, 1892 in Richardson, a daughter of the late Hite and Alice Neal Warnick. Her husband, James Bales, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Imogene Bales and Miss Dorothy Bales, both of Independence. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1983

BARNHART, Elizabeth Jane (Hardin)
1921-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Barnhart, 61, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Mar 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes, with burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Mrs. Barnhart died Mar 7 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Barnhart was born Dec 23, 1921 in Gallup, a daughter of the late Harvey and Bessie Moore Hardin. Surviving are 3 sons, Ernest Young of Louisa and Paul Bearse and Roger Bearse both of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Romine of Auburn, IN and Mrs. Lorana Ann Salyer of Johnstown, OH, 3 brothers, Floyd Hardin and Doug Hardin both of Louisa and Tom Hardin of Covington, and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

BERRY, John T.
1914-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian John T. Berry, 68, of London, OH, were this morning at 11 a.m. in London, with graveside services to be Friday Mar 11 at 1 p.m. at the Gambill and Berry Cemetery in Blaine. Rader Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Berry died Mar 4, 1983 at his home. He was born Jun 19, 1914, at Blaine, the son of Charles and Mary Moore Berry. He was a member of the Chandler Lodge No. 138 F & AM of London. Mr. Berry owned and operated the Pure Oil Station in London for 31 years, retiring in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Knapp Berry, Dec 17, 1982. Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. James (Eleanor) Whitmore of Sacramento, CA, 8 sisters, Mrs. Betty McNish and Mrs. Roberta Young both of Georgia, Mrs. Irene Dobbins, Mrs. Spray Wellman and Mrs. Gertrude Asile of Crescent City, FL, Mrs. Mary Boice of Buena Park, CA, Mrs. Charlotte Bradley and Mrs. Zena Wireman, both of Ashland, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Mar 9, 1983

BLAIR, Matilda (Cordle)
1912-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Matilda Cordle Blair, 70, route 2, Willard, were conducted Mar 26 in Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by Rev. Charles Davis. Burial was in Howard Cemetery at Summit. The former Catlettsburg resident died Mar 23 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Blair was born Apr 23, 1912, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Garfield and Cora Short Cordle. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Frank Blair, 4 sons, Joseph and Lacy Blair, both of Darbyville, OH, David Blair of Willard and Garfield Blair of route 2, Louisa, 8 daughters, Mrs. Mary Hall of Wellston, OH, Mrs. Martha Crum of Cleveland, Mrs. Geneva Johnson of West Jefferson, Oh, Mrs. Frances Malone of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Maxine Presley of London, OH, Mrs. Katherine Hickman of Ashland, Mrs. Linda Johnson of Westwood and Mrs. Jackie Damron of Catlettsburg; a step daughter, Mrs. Easter Justice of Ashland, 3 brothers, Jackson and Carl Cordle, both of Columbus and Jerry Cordle of Miami; a sister, Mrs. Milda Chaffin of Columbus and 76 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 30,1 983

BURTON, Julia Evans (Grubb)
1895-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native Julia E. Burton, 88, of Louisa, will be today at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Mays officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa, with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Burton died Sunday Feb 6, 1983 at Blaine, the daughter of the late Walter Scott and Hester Haws Grubb. She was a member of the Christian Church of Blaine. Her husband, Luther Burton preceded her in death in 1956. She is survived by one son, Scott Burton of Cannonsburg, KY. Big Sandy news, Mar 9,1 983

BUSH, Fayette
1927-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Fayette Bush, 55, Cincinnati, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Mar 3 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland with burial in Joe Carter Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Bush died Feb 27 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born Mar 30, 1927, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Fayette and Virgie Creech Bush. He was a retired welder with the American Laundry Co. in Norwalk, OH. He was a member of the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by 2 daughters, Vicki Lenn and Fayetta Rae Bush, both at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lona Fields, both of Ashland, a brother, Elmer Creech of Franklin, OH, and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1983

CHAFFIN, Lewis
1915-1983
Funeral  services for Lawrence County native Lewis Chaffin, 68, route 5, Ashland, were conducted Mar 25 in Lazear Funeal Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. He died Mar 21 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, following a brief illness. He was born, Jan 23, 1915 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William Chaffin and Virgie Adams Chaffin. He was a member of the Summit Baptist Church and Rush Masonic Lodge No. 715 F & AM and a retired park supervisor for Armco Inc. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Sophia Stewart Chaffin, 1 brother, Luther Chaffin, Summit, 2 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Ghee, Summit and Mrs. Leona Griffith, Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1983

CHAPMAN, Della (Fugitt)
1895-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Della G. Chapman, 87, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Feb 26 in Chapman United Methodist Church by Rev. Jeffrey Lambert. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Mrs. Chapman died Feb 23, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Chapman was born Sep 3, 1895, at Adams, a daughter of the late W. T. and Victoria Ball Fugitt. She was a member of the Chapman United Baptist Church. Her husband, Z. W. Chapman died in 1955. Surviving are 3 daughters, Wilma Chapman and Ada Hardin, both of route 2 Louisa and Marlene Hardin of Huntington, 2 sons, Willard Chapman of Ashland and Willis Chapman of Logansport, IN, 5 sisters, Alice Damron and Nellie Smith both of Louisa, Wilda Belle Franklin of Ashland, Pearl Hautenburger of Wixom, MI, and Jewell Fugitt of route 2, Louisa, 2 brothers, Benson and Gyger Fugitt, both of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

COMPTON, Lillie Mae (Derifield)
1911-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Compton, 71, Marysville, OH, were conducted Feb 28 in Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home, Marysville, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery there. Mrs. Compton died Feb 24 in Memorial Hospital of Union County following a lengthy illness. Daughter of the late Tom and Cora Carter Derifield, was born in Irad, KY, Jul 9, 1911. She was married to Edgar Compton in Louisa. Additional survivors are 3 daughters. Mrs. Jean Graham, Columbus, Mrs. Larry (Frances) Giles, West Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Carol Covert, Marysville, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

DEWEES, Pearl (Curnutte)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Pearl E. Curnutte Dewees, 85, of Huntington, were conducted Mar 15 in Madison, WV with burial in Memory Gardens there. Mrs. Dewees died Mar 12. She was born May 13, 1897 in Lawrence County. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Vernon Nunley of Huntington, 2 sons, George N. Dewees of Huntington and Charles Ray Dewees of Russell; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1983

EVANS, Carrie (Holbrook)
1887-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native Mrs. Carrie Holbrook, Evans, 95, of Ashland, were conducted Mar 7 in Oak Springs United Baptist Church with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Evans died Mar 4 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mrs. Evans was born Apr 19, 1887 at Blaine, a daughter of the late J. C. and Elizabeth Francis Gambill Holbrook. She was a member of Oak Springs United Baptist Church of Ashland and past worthy matron of the Blaine Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Augustus B. Evans, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Shattles of Ashland and Mrs. Blanche Reynolds of Huntington, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Mar 9, 1983

FITZGERALD, William
1917-1983
Funeral services for William Raymond Fitzgerald, 65, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Mar 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dick Maynard with burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Fitzgerald died Mar 16 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Fitzgerald was born Jun 24, 1917, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Virginia Stevens Fitzgerald. He was a self-employed plumber. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Penick Fitzgerald, 4 daughters, Mrs. Billie Jean Adkins and Mrs. Janet Sue Murphy, both of route 3, Louisa, Miss Marsha Lynn Fitzgerald, at home and Mrs. Linda Lou Groves of Louisa; 4 sons, James Elbert Fitzgerald of Findlay, OH, John David Fitzgerald of Webbville and Michael Dale and Clayton Murphy Fitzgerald both at home and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1983

FRASHER, Edna Viola (Carr)
1903-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Viola Frasher, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday, Mar 19,1 983, at the Fort Gay Methodist Church by Michael Daniels with burial in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Frasher died Mar 15, 1983. She was born Jul 12, 1903 in St. Mary’s, WV, the daughter of Sanford and Cora Belle Ewers Carr. Her husband William Ray Frasher died in 1982. She was a retired school teacher in the Wayne County Schools system and taught for 42 years. She was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church for 55 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Jo Regnier of San Anna, CA; 2 sons, Glendell Frasher of Columbus, OH and Robert Frasher of Fort Gay, 1 sister, Mrs. John D. Loar of Winter Park, FL, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

GRAHAM, Woodrow Wilson
1912-1983
Funeral services for Woodrow Wilson Graham, 70, of Blaine, were conducted Mar 5 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Graham died Mar 3 at the residence. He was born Jun 25, 1912 in Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Lem Graham and Bertha Cooper Graham. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Christian Church of Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Morris Graham; 2 daughters: Mrs. Janet Billups, Huntington, WV, Miss Ruth Graham, Louisa; 2 sons: John M. Graham, at home, Michael Graham, Blaine; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1983

HAMPTON, Rhoal
1931-1983
Funeral services for Rhoal Dennis Hampton, 51, Louisa, were conducted Mar 19 in the Fort Gay Baptist Church by ministers, Mac Ray Charles and James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Hampton died Mar 16 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Hampton was born Jul 12, 1931 at Radnor, WV, a son of the late Esker and Jettie Meade Hampton. He was a retired disabled road worker for the state of West Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Trogdon Hampton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Deborah Lynn Fowler of Fort Gay and Miss Karen Sue Hampton at home; 2 sons, Carlos and Douglas Hampton, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Janis Owens of  Wurtland, 3 brothers, Esker Hampton, Jr. of Wurtland, Lewis Hampton of Russell and William A. Hampton of South Point, and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1983

HEWLETT, Garnet (McComas)
1890-1983
Funeral services for Garnet Hewlett, 92, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Mar 13 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Hewlett Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Hewlett died Mar 10 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Jul 15, 1890, at Shoals, WV, a daughter of the late John W. McComas and Laura Toppings McComas. Her husband, Cecil Hewlett died in 1958. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Charlott Linnberrry, Mrs. Hazel Shaw and Mrs. Gladys Williamson, all of Columbus, 2 sons, John W. Hewlett of Columbus and Cecil Hewlett, Jr., of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Esther Ellis of Prichard and Mrs. Ruth Hale of Wooster, OH; 26 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

HOLLINGSWORTH, Bascom
1917-1983
Funeral services for Bascom Hollingsworth, 65, Louisa, were conducted Mar 15 in Big Hurricane Baptist Church in Fort Gay by Rev. Larry Murphy. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. Mr. Hollingsworth died in Mar 11 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Hollingsworth was born Oct 23, 1917, in Johnson County, a son of Oscar and the late Thursa Bevel Hollingsworth. Survivors are his wife, Wanda Boys Hollingsworth, 1 daughter, Pam Hollingsworth of Prichard, WV, 2 sons, Archie Hollingsworth of Grand Forks, ND and Shan Hollingsworth of Prichard, WV; 4 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Dunn of Loxahatchee, FL, Mae Christian of Fort Gay, WV, Eula Shumate of North Fort Myers, FL and Ruth Jarrells of Lake Park, FL; 4 brothers, Donald Hollingsworth of Cabin Creek, WV, Richard Hollingsworth of Shrewsbury, WV, David Hollingsworth of North Fort Myers, FL and Randolph Hollingsworth of Lake Park, FL. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

HORNE, Jewell (Swetnam)
1906-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Jewell Horne, 76, Paintsville, were conducted Mar 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Horne died Mar 4 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Horne was born Mar 15, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of George and Madge Carter Swetnam. Surviving are her husvband, Vernon P. Horne, and two sisters, Lydia Shields, Owensville, and Mary Hayes, Zanesville, OH. Big Sandy news, Mar 9, 1983

 

HUNT, Albert
1895-1983
Funeral services for Albert Hunt, 87, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Teddy Preston and Rev. W. M. Teems. Burial was in Baldridge Cemetery at East Point. Mr. Hunt died Feb 27 in Louisa Community Hospital. He was born Aug 21, 1895 at East Point, KY, a son of the late James and Victoria Franklin Hunt. His wife, Ada Baldridge Hunt preceded him in death in 1973. He is survived by1 daughter: Mrs. Mildred Ward, route 2, Louisa; 3 sons: Ernest Hunt, Everett Hunt, Wilbur Hunt all of route 2, Louisa; 1 sister: Mrs. Dolbie Thacker, Regina, KY; 2 grandsons, 2 great grandsons; 4 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

JORDAN, Hattie Marie (Wright)
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Marie Jordan, 79, Louisa were conducted Mar 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert Jordan. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died Feb 27 in Fairborn, OH, following a brief illness. She was born Sep 1, 1903 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Cooksey Wright. Her husband, Conrad W. Jordan died in 1980. She is survived by 2 sons, Russell W. Jordan of Louisa and Conrad Ray Jordan of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Jordan of Fairborn, Mrs. Shirley Coburn of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Grace Chandler of Marion, IN, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1983

MAY, Thomas J.
1894-1983
Funeral services for Thomas J. May, 88, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Mar 20 in the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Large Cemetery. Mr. May died Mar 17 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. May was born Aug 25, 1894 in Pike County, a son of the late Hammond and Carrie Lucas May. He was preceded in death by his wife, Belva Large May. He was a retired mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are 1 daughter: Mrs. Rosemary Bowling, Rising Sun, OH, 6 sons: Johnnie Lee May and Charles E. May both of Webbville, KY, James O. May of Adams, KY, Martin H. May and Joe R. May both of Columbus, OH, Paul W. May of Grove City, OH; 2 sisters: Mrs. Mary Ward of Columbus and Mrs. Hazel Moore, Webbville; 2 brothers: Harry May, Ashland and Russell May, Kitts Hill, OH; 51 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1983

MCGINNIS, James Isaac
1907-1983
Funeral services for James I. McGinnis, 76, of Jeffrey, WV, were conducted Mar 3 in Young funeral Home by Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. McGinnis died Feb 27. Mr. McGinnis was born May 21, 1907 at Debord, a son of the late James and Margaret McGinnis. Surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Wood of Clotla, WV, Mrs. Corrine Hogsten of Jeffrey, Mrs. Clara Chambers of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Sillar Marie Buffington and Mrs. Beulah Spencer both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Nancy Castle and Miss Virgie McGinnis, both of Louisa and Ms. Georgeann Tucker of Fort Gay; 5 sons, James Samuel McGinnis of Newport News, VA, Buford McGinnis of Louisa, Rufus McGinnis of Rusting, LA, William David McGinnis of Strausburg, PA, and Robert McGinnis of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Estella Rowe of Davalia, KY; 38 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1983

MILLER, Edith “Betty” (Prichard)
1920-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Edith (Betty) Prichard Miller, 62, Ashland, were conducted Feb 25 in Lazear Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Miller died Feb 22 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born Jun 24, 1920, in Lawrence County a daughter of William and Edith Faulkner Miller. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter J. Miller, Sr., a son, Walter J. Miller, Jr., of Flatwoods, 6 daughters, Mrs. Cecelia Tackett of Flatwoods, Mrs. Shirley Hendrickson of Deltona, FL, Mrs. Billie Kersey of Russell, Mrs. Ellen Hogsett of Huntington, Mrs. Vickie Shelton of Ashland, and Miss Pam Miller, at home, a brother, Robert Prichard of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Corabelle Brislin and Mrs. Karlene Wheeler both of Ashland, and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

O’DANIEL, Julia (Benard)
1894-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Julia Benard O’Daniel, 89, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Mar 21 in Neal Funeral Home by Rev. Walter Maynard and Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in Benard Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. O’Daniel died Mar 19 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mrs. O’Daniel was born Apr 20, 1894, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Jordan Benard. She was a charter member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Catlettsburg area for 55 years. Her husband, Robert O’Daniel died in 1926. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Miller of route 1, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Esther Blankenship and Mrs. Elizabeth Yates, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Ethel Miller of Catlettsburg; 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

PREECE, Phillip, Jr.
1905-1983
Funeral services for Phillip Preece, Jr. 77 route 3, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Mar 30 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Preece Cemetery. Mr. Preece died Mar 27 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington of a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered in mid-January, according to Sheriff Leonard Adams, Jr. Mr. Preece was born Dec 9, 1905, in Martin County, a son of the late John Henry and Fannie Harmon Preece. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Adkins Preece, 2 daughters, Mary Angelee DeBono, at home and Agnes Faye Bellemy of Dunnelilan, FL; 5 sons, John H. and Robert W. Preece, both of Detroit, Phillip E. Preece of Fallsburg and Howard J. and Lester E. Preece both of Eloise; a sister, Nannie McDanald of Naples, FL; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1983

PRINCE, Jesse
1911-1983
Funeral services for Jesse Prince, 71, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 15 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Lemaster Cemetery. Mr. Prince died Mar 12 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Prince was born Mar 26, 1911 in Louisa, a son of the late Chester and Sarah Smith Prince. Surviving are 4 sisters, Dixie Lemaster, route 5, Louisa, Gladys Williamson and Stella Belcher both of Columbus, OH, Bertha Childers, route 5, Louisa; 3 brothers: Jim Prince, route 5, Louisa; Troy Prince, Clifford, Lawrence Prince, Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1983

RATLIFF, Laura (Preston)
1900-1983
Funeral services for Patrick native Mrs. Laura Ratliff, 82, of Sanford, FL were conducted Feb. 24 in the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church, Patrick by Elders Elzie Banks and Earl Meade. Mrs. Ratliff died Feb. 20 in Sanford, FL. She was born May 9, 1900 at Patrick, a daughter of the late Joe and Lizzie Maynard Preston, Her husband, Burns Ratliff died in 1980. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are a step daughter, Mrs. Ethel VanHoose of West Van Lear; and a step son Hobert Ratliff of Rt. 2 Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Mae Pack of Tucumeari, NM and Mrs. Nola Hollenback of Sanford, FL and a brother Forest Jack Preston of Louisa. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery, Rt. 2 Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

ROWE, Walter
1925-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Walter, Rowe, 57, Rt. 1 South Point, OH were conducted Feb 23 in Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington with burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Mr. Rowe died Feb 19. He was born Mar 23, 1925 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry E. and Esta Lowe Rowe. He was a mill foreman for Martha White Mills. Surviving are his wife, Bunia Rowe; a daughter, Mrs. Connie Belcher of Huntington; a son Arthur M. Preston of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Preston and Mrs. Charlene Thompson, both of Louisa; six brothers, George Rowe of Ashland, Grover Rowe of Allen, Orville and Sammie Rowe, both of Louisa, Linzie Rowe of Marysville, OH and Hershel Rowe of Lexington. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

SKEENS, Morris
1899-1983
Funeral services for Morris Skeens, 83, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 26 in Spruce Lick Baptist Church by Rev. Pete Robinson. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Skeens died Feb 24 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Skeens was born Mar 12, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sam and Alma Crank Skeens. He was a retired railroad employee and a retired mail carrier. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Robinette Skeens, 2 sons, Sam Skeens of Portland, OR and Morris Marvin Skeens, Jr., of Dayton, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jessie Evans of Russell and Mrs. Mark Lorrin of Houston, TX; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

THOMPSON, Fred
1897-1983
Funeral services for Fred Thompson, 85, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 23 in Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Feb 21 in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Mar 27, 1897 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late James and Jane Thompson. He was a retired employee of the C & R Railroad. Surviving are 2 daughters, Effie Hardwick and Mavis Thompson, both of route 2, Fort Gay, 1 brother, Cecil Thompson, route 2, Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1983

TOWLER, Jolly
1891-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Jolly Towler, 91, Ashland, were conducted Mar 1 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Rose Burial Park. Mr. Towler died Feb 27 at the residence, following a brief illness. He was born May 13, 1891 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Esther Elkins Towler. He was a retired farmer and a resident of Boyd County for 63 years. He was a member of the Cannosburg Baptist Church. His first wife, Ada Woods Towler, preceded him in death in 1961. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Laudelia Taylor Towler, a daughter, Mrs. Blanche McGlone of Boyd County, 2 sons, Jim and Edsel Towler both of Boyd County, 2 stepsons, Herman and Earsel Taylor, both of Boyd County, a sisters, Mrs. Lou Eastham of Boyd County; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1983

WEBB, Sarah Elizabeth
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Webb, 87, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Mar 28 in Brammer Gap Methodist Church by Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Hillman Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died Mar 26 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Webb was born Dec 11, 1895, at Sandy Hook, a daughter of the late James and Alice Gray Hillman. Her husband, Tony Webb died in 1975. She was a member of the Webbville United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Roy Webb of Webbville. Big Sandy News, Mar 30,1 983

WORKMAN, Viola (Skaggs)
1890-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Viola Skaggs Workman, 92, Clearfield, KY were conducted Mar 16 in Morehead with burial there. Mrs. Workman died Mar 13. She was born Jun 16, 1890 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Plina Isom Skaggs. Her husband, Nathan Workman died in 1978. She was a member of Poplar Grove Primitive Baptist Church for 54 years. Surviving are 5 sons, Harlan, Allie, Robert and Herman Workman, all of Clearfield, and Clyde Workman of Selma, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hall of Clearfield and Mrs. Isalene Caudill of Muncie, IN; 30 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1983

YOUNG, Joe M.
1958-1983
Funeral services for Joe Michael Young, 24, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Mar 29 in the Irish Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jack Perry and Rev. Jessie Fyffe. Burial was in the Young Cemetery. Mr. Young died Mar 26, when a farm tractor overturned. Mr. Young was born Oct 26, 1958, a son of Johnnie and Selena Wellman Young of Webbville. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters: Mrs. Loraine Adams, route 1, Webbville and Mrs. Stella Mae Copley, Fort Gay; 2 brothers: Arnold Young and Arlie H. Young both of Webbville. Big Sandy News, Mar 30,1 983

YOUNG, Walter Paul
1910-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Walter Paul Young, 73, of Martinez, GA was to be 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday Mar 23, 1983 at Young’s Chapel with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Young died in Martinez, following an extended illness. He was born Feb 18, 1910 at Cherokee, KY, the son of the late James Walter and Emma Catherine Grubb Young. Mr. Young is a former Lawrence County sheriff, retired farmer, a Kentucky Colonel. He also served as vice president of the Kentucky Production Credit Association for 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Roberta Berry Young and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1983

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BOGGS, Willis
1923-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Willis Graydon Boggs, 59, Westwood, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday Apr 20 in the Westwood Christian Baptist Church with burial in Zoar Cemetery, Milton, WV. Mr. Boggs died Apr 17 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Boggs was born Jul 7, 1923 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Milton and Hattie Pennington Boggs. He was a member of the Westwood Christian Baptist Church and a retired furnace tender for Armco Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Nelson Boggs; 3 sons, Carl Graydon Boggs of Pontiac, MI, Mark Allen Boggs of Ironton, and Ronny Lee Boggs of Russell; a daughter, Kathry Denise Patton of Anchorage, Alaska; 2 brothers, Ossie Boggs of Columbus and Glen Boggs of Raceland, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Blythe, GA, Miss Norma Boggs of South Shore, Mrs. Lena Howard of Westwood and Mrs. Louise Mar of Bellview, WA and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1983

CHURCH, James Lawrence
1909-1983
Funeral services for James Lawrence Church, 73, Willard, were to be conducted Wednesday, Apr 6 at 2 p.m. in Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers Addie Waggoner and Nelson Thompson. Burial was in Hylton Cemetery. Mr. Church died Apr 3 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Church was born Oct 17, 1909, a son of the late James and Rebecca Bryant Church. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Hylton Church; 5 sons, William Lawrence Church of Webbville, Robert Church of London, OH and Hobart, Tony and Thomas Church all of Willard, a stepson, James Hylton of Webbville, 5 daughters, Mrs. Mary Russell of Hitchins, Miss Inez Church and Mrs. Sandra Gollihue, both of Willard, Mrs. Cynthia Mae Rice of Ashland and Mrs. Rita Parson of London, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Fannin of Ashland, Mrs. Nory Klaiber of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Cynthia Smith of Rush; 39 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1983

CLAY, Jess
1893-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Jess Clay, 89, of Shelby, OH were conducted Apr 3 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by Rev. Hager French with burial in Bolts Cemetery, Lawrence County. Mr. Clay, formerly of Bolts Fork died Apr 1 in Crestline Hospital, Crestline, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Clay was born Nov 13, 1893 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Montville and Nancy Stanley Clay. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a brother, Alonzo Clay of Aubondale, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1983

COLLIER, Rinda (Eldridge)
1905-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Rinda Collier, 77, Blaine, were conducted Apr 4 in Martha Church of God with burial in Sturgill Cemetery. Mrs. Collier died Apr 2. Mrs. Collier was born Aug 26, 1905 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Kendrick and Mary Maxie Eldridge. Her husband, Charlie Collier, preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters, Hazel Echard of Chillicothe, OH, Rugh Johnson of Frankfort, and Monnie Keaton of Martha, a son, Hobert Collier of Blaine, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Maxie of Isonville and Mrs. Cindy Maxie of route 3, Sandy Hook; a brother, Ira Eldridge of Grayson; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1983

DUNBAR, Ina (Wheeler)
1915-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native, Mrs. Ina Dunbar, 67, of Melbourne, FL, were conducted Mar 3 in Davis Funeral Chapel in Melbourne, by Rev. Ken Crossman. Burial was in Melbourne Cemetery. Mrs. Dunbar died Feb 27, 1983 at Convalescent Home, Inc. Melbourne. Mrs. Dunbar was born Sep 29, 1915 at Blaine. She left Lawrence county in 1956. She was a daughter of Mont and Stella Justice Wheeler. Her husband, John Harrison Dunbar died in 1975. Surviving are a son, Robert Paul Dunbar, Melbourne, daughter, Mrs. Stella E. Dombroski, Rochester, NY, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ithel Austin, Columbus, Mrs. Frances Carter, Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Billie Jean Massey of Byron, GA and a half brother, Mont Wheeler, Jr., route 3, Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1983

GIBSON, James C.
1941-1983
Funeral services for James C. Gibson, 42, Louisa, were conducted Apr 8 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Edgar Burem with burial in Franklin Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Gibson died Apr 5 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Gibson was born Feb 13, 1941 in Boyd County, a son of Noah Gibson of Durbin and Marge Ferrell Vance of Hamlin, WV. He was an employee of Union Concrete Co in Ceredo and a member of the Durbin Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Fugett Gibson; 7 brothers, Curtis Moore and Bill Gibson both of Louisa, Fred Gibson of Columbus, Charles Moore, Glen, Dennis and Danny Gibson all of Catlettsburg; and 6 sisters, Mrs. Helen Ferrell of Rush, Mrs. Charlotte Cartmel and Mrs. Greta Grayson, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Pauletta McNabb of Louisa, Mrs. Sharon Pratt of Tucson, AZ and Mrs. Rosia Adkins of West Hamlin, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1983

HARDWICK, Rose Almeda (Crace)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Almeda Crace Hardwick, 85, Bromley Ridge Road, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 24 in the Mt. Carmel United Baptist Church by Elders Sherman McGowan and Sam Frye. Burial was in Hardwick Cemetery. Mrs. Hardwick died Apr 22 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Hardwick was born Nov 18, 1897, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Joel and Mary Blevins Crace. Her husband, George W. Hardwick, preceded her in death. She was a 62 year member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Robinette, and Mrs. Belva Vinson, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Verna Mae Wellman of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Wilma Coburn of Louisa; 6 sons, Ray J. Hardwick, Delbert Hardwick, George Walter Hardwick, Jim Hardwick and Scott Hardwick all of Fort Gay and Colonel Hardwick of Dayton, OH; a brother, Walter Crace of North Carolina, a sister, Mrs. Ruby Jean Green of Cleveland, OH; 37 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1983

HAYES, Lee
1894-1983
Funeral services for Lee Hayes, 88, Louisa, were conducted March 31 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Pugh. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died March 28. Mr. Hayes was born August 21, 1894, at Adams, a son of the late James L. and Corilda Berry Hayes. He was a retired Armco Inc. employee and a member of the United Steel Workers of America. His wife, Mrs. Dove Ball Hayes preceded him in death in 1973. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mildred McKinster and Mrs. Betty Hay, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Mary Kiessling and Mrs. Phyllis Jordan, both of Cincinnati; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1983

HICKS, Raymond James
1913-1983
Funeral services for Raymond James Hicks, 69, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Apr 5 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by minister John Burch. Burial was in Hensley Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Hicks died Apr 2 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Hicks was born Oct 6, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sherman and Willia Traylor Hicks. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Kidd Hicks, 3 sons, William, Ronnie and Charles Hicks, all of Webbville, 2 daughters, Mrs. Menthel Boggs of Webbville and Mrs. Bonnie Page of Buckeystown, MD; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1983

HODGE, Juanita (Hensley)
Graveside services for Orr, KY native Mrs. Juanita Hensley Hodge, 62, of South Carolina were conducted Apr 5 in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, Myrtle Beach by Dr. Fred Martin. Mrs. Hodge died Apr 2 at the residence following a sudden illness. She was born in Orr, a daughter of the late Dewey and Lena Murphy Hensley. Surviving are a son, Ricky Thomas Hodge, Columbus, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jean) Crouch of Murrell's Inlet, SC, a brother, Dewey Hensley, Jr., Dayton, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Pat Blivens, of Orr, Mrs. Irene Mulkie, Grayson, Mrs. Opal Caudle and Mrs. Martha Jane Moore both of Lousia, Mrs. Gerri Weathers, Martinez, GA, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1983

HUGHES, Nannie (Christian)
1891-1983
Funeral services for Nannie Hughes, 91, Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Louisa were held at Young's Funeral Home Chapel, Apr 8 by Rev. Jack Perry of Ashland, with burial in Hughes Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mrs. Hughes died Apr 6 in Humana Hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Hughes was born Nov 7, 1891, at Yatesville, the daughter of the late James and Deliah (Adkins) Christian. Her husband, John Cleveland Hughes preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are 3 sisters: Lizzie Collins and Doshie Gee both of Jackson, OH and Louie Sparks, route 3, Louisa, she made her home with her nephew, Clifford Hughes.  Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1983

PHILLIPS, Coy S.
1889-1983
Funeral services for Coy S. Phillips, 93, Blaine, were conducted April 5 in Blaine Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Wiler and Rev. Harold P. Boggs. Burial was in Gamble Cemetery. Mr. Phillips died April 2 at his residence. Mr. Phillips was born July 10, 1889, in Boone, NC, a son of the late William H. and Betty Hope Phillips. His first wife, Mrs. Sarah Slone Phillips, died in 1942.He was a member of the Blaine Free Will Baptist Church, Clark Lodge 40, F & AM at Jefferson, IN; Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, IN and was a retire tool and dye maker with the Curtis Wright Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Whittington Phillips; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Everman of Birch Tree, MO, Mrs. Pauline Wheeler and Mrs. Norma Wiler both of Ashland, and Mrs. Christine Boggs of Grayson; three step daughters, Mrs. Verda Thaxton of Leon, WV and Mrs. Velma Sowards and Mrs. Virginia Holley, both of Columbus, OH; four sons, Charles, Carl and Lester Phillips, all of Columbus and Conley Phillips of Jeffersonville; 23 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 6, 1983

PRESLEY, James
1898-1983
Funeral services for James Presley, 85, Louisa, were conducted Apr 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan. Mr. Presley died Mar 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Presley was born Feb 18, 1898 in Catlettsburg, a son of the late Josh and Addie White Presley. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Newsome Presley, a daughter, Miss Shirley Presley at home, 3 sons, Jimmy, James and Luther, all of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Burton of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Carrie Burton of Huntington, 4 brothers, Luther Presley of Ashland and Lindsay, Claude and Raymond  Presley, all of Fort Gay, IN. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1983

ROSE, Susie (Griffith)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Rose, 66, Louisa, were conducted Apr 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Rose died Apr 17 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Rose was born Dec 26, 1916 in Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late Harmon and Laura Carpenter Griffith. Her husband, Woodrow Rose, preceded her in death in 1974. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Jewell M. Cantrell of Charleston, Nellie Fields of Ripley, WV, Betty Jo Markey of Fort Gay, IN, and Laura L. Moore and Roberta Caudill, both of Louisa; a son, Woodrow Rose, Jr. of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McMillian and Mrs. Mollie Bishop both of London, OH, and Mrs. Ethel Short of Columbus, a brother, Charlie Griffith of Blaine, KY and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1983

SIMPSON, Dixie (Wilson)
1890-1983
Graveside services for Mrs. Dixie Wilson Simpson, 92, of Ashland, were conducted Apr 12 in Rose Hill Burial Park by Rev. Robert Bradley. Mrs. Simpson died Apr 9 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Simpson was born Nov 10, 1890, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Andre Jackson Wilson and Mary Estep Wilson. Her husband, C. T. Simpson, preceded her in death in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Women's Circle there. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Quentin F. Callahan of Ashland and Mary Corn of Ironton; 2 sons, Vern Simpson of Newark, OH and Charlie Simpson of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1983

SKEENS, Margie (Mann)
1907-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Margie Mann Skeens, 75, Marion, OH were conducted Apr 11 in Boyd Funeral Home, Columbus, with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Franklin Furnace, OH. Mrs. Skeens died in Community Medical Center Hospital, in Marion, Arp 7 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Skeens was born in Lawrence County, May 5, 1907, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mann. She was married Oct 1, 1926 in Louisa, to Tom Skeens who died Dec 13, 1956 in Prospect, OH. Mrs. Skeens was employed for 10 years with the Mitchell Lace Shoe Co. in Portsmouth and resided in Marion 25 years. She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Drake of Marion, Mrs. David Prosch, Portsmouth and Mrs. Harold Hysell, Duluth, GA; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Curnutt of Stout, OH, and Mrs. Essie Savage of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Apr 13, 1983

SMITH, Elisha
1905-1983
Funeral services for Elisha Smith, 77, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 23 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Christian Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Apr 21 in Humana Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Dec 27, 1905, a son of the late Edward and Nancy E. Rosenberry Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Fortner Smith in 1978. He was a retired employee of Perry's Sawmill. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Copley of Wayne and Mrs. Hazel Lewis of Alabama; 4 sons, Burnest Smith and Edward Smith both of Wattsworth, OH, Pat Henry Smith of Houston, TX and Elisha Smith of Rittman, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Akers of Fort Gay and Mrs. Nora Gartigny of Rittman; 2 brothers, Tom Smith of Chillicothe and Everett Smith of Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1983

WILSON, Hildred (Ratliff)
1902-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Hildred Ratliff Wilson, 80, Delbarton, WV were conducted Apr 13 in Chattaroy Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. John Thompson. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Mrs. Wilson died Apr 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa. The retired Wayne County school teacher, was born Dec 2, 1902, at route 1, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late T. R. and Mary Crabtree Ratliff. Her husband, George W. Wilson died in 1971. She was a member of the Chattaroy Missionary Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Imogene B. Sword, route 1, Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Kenneth R. Ratliff of route 1, Fort Gay and Ronald G. Ratliff of Wadsworth, OH; 2 stepsons, Charles A. Wilson of Russellville, TN and Roy Stuart of Tucson, AZ. Big Sandy News, Apr 20,1983

WRIGHT, Leland C.
1931-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Leland C. Wright, 51, of South Bloomfield, OH, were conducted Mar 28 in Ashville, OH with burial there. Mr. Wright was born Aug 29, 1931, in Louisa, a son of Erie Mae Jobe of Louisa and the Late Martin Luther Jobe. He retired in 1974 from Pharmacrete Products. Additional survivors include his wife, Helen Berry Wright of Ashville; daughters, Mrs. Cherie Williams of Ringgold, OH, Mrs. Terry Kurtz of Ashville, 7 brothers, Lacy Wright and David Wright, both of Columbus, Robert Wright of Ashville, Elisha Wright and Randall Wright both of Columbus, Rev. Charles Wright of Grove City, OH and Stanley Wright of Louisa; 2 sisters, Minnie Angeletti and Alma King, both of Columbus and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1983

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BROWN, Lola Mae
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Mae Brown, 42, Fort Gay, postmistress, were conducted May 7 in Danville, WV. Burial was in Madison, WV Memory Gardens. She died May 5 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, as the result of a head-on collision on Tolsia Highway. Surviving include her husband, Richard G. Brown, 3 daughters, Cherly Price of Clearwater, FL, Robin Lynn and Cynthia Brown, both at home and 1 son, Aaron Dale Brown of Naugatuck, WV. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

CANTRELL, Della (Lemaster)
1902-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Cantrell, 80, Blaine, were conducted May 20 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died May 17 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born in 1902 at Winn, KY, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John LeMaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Cantrell in 1972. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Vera Herring of Cheboygan, MI, Mrs. Lena LeMaster of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Christine Cordle of Louisa; 4 sons, Charles M. Cochran and Bill Cochran both of Columbus, Tom Cantrell of New Haven, MI and Joe Cantrell of Salyersville; 5 sisters: Mrs. Sarah Ann Salyer, Mrs. Dove Kimbleton and Mrs. Vernie Jenkins all of Columbus, Mrs. Lizzie Barker, Lowmansville, KY, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, Flat Gap, KY; 2 brothers: Jeff Lemaster, Wheelersburg, KY and Walter Lemaster, Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

CASTLE, Mitchell
1910-1983
Funeral services for Mitchell Castle, 72, Lowmansville, were conducted May 24 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers, Ellis Hamilton and Tommy Vanhoose. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Castle died May 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Sep 29, 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late John and Ester Arrington Castle. Surviving are his wife, Liddie Mitchell Castle; two sons, Vencil Castle of Lowmansville, and Francis Castle of Louisa; three daughters, Helen Bryant and Virginia Sluss, Columbus, OH, and Aletta Edmondson, Wilmington, OH; three brothers, Edgar Castle, Sitka, Herschell Castle, Lowmansville, and Ritchel Castle, Springfield, OH; two sisters, Okie Burton, Flat Gap, and Dorothy Castle, Ulysses; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

COLLINS, Norma
1933-1983
Funeral services for Miss Norma Jean Collins, 49, Ulysses, were conducted May 4 in the Drift Pentecostal Church with burial in Drift Cemetery. Miss Collins, former Drift resident, died May 2 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Miss Collins was born May 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Robert and Susie Fraley Collins. Surviving are 2 half sisters, Delores Ann Betsinger of Fort Worth, TX, and Bobbie Sue Hall of Whittier, CA. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

DANIELS, Susie (Miles)
1917-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Susie Daniels, 65, route 2, Ashland, were conducted May 3 in Crossroads Baptist Church by Rev. Ron Caudill, with burial in Coalton Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels died Apr 30 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Daniels was born Nov 6, 1917 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dave and Sarah Crabtree Miles. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harry R. Daniels, 3 daughters, Mrs. Larry Owens, Mrs. Harold Ellenburg and Mrs. Bill Pendleton, all of Ashland, a son, Danny Daniels of Ashland, 3 brothers, Tom, Paul and Clyde Miles, all of Ashland, 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles Hale of Ashland, Mrs. Homer Caudill of Fallsburg, Mrs. Bill Huddleston and Mrs. Howard Bell both of Columbus and Mrs. Bessie Busby of Lexington and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

FRALEY, Martin
1905-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native Martin (Sarge) Fraley, 77, Greenup, were conducted May 20 in Riggs Funeral Home by David Welch with burial in Brick Union Cemetery at Lloyd. Mr. Fraley died May 17 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Fraley was born Aug 19, 1905 at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Joe Benton and Laura Belle Moore Fraley. He was an assistant operator retired from the TGT Co at  Loan and a member of the Greenup Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tera McKennon Fraley, a son, Joe Fraley of Lloyd, a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Slone of Gaithersbuerg, MD, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

FUGITT, Myrtle (Chapman)
1906-1983
Funeral services for Chapman native, Mrs. Myrtle Fugitt, 76, Ashland, were conducted May 19 in Christ United Methodist Church by Rev. James Powell and Rev. Harold G. Hunter. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Fugitt was born May 22, 1906 in Chapman, KY a daughter of the late George O. and Ada Peters Chapman. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, B. R. Fugitt, a daughter, Kathleen Fugitt of Ashland, 2 sons, Charles Ray Fugitt of Crestview Hills and Bobby  Glen Fugitt of Ashland, a brother, A. J. Chapman of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

HEWLETT, John
1943-1983
Funeral services for John William Hewlett, 39, Louisa, were conducted May 12, in Young Funeral Home by minister Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Hewlett family cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Hewlett died May 10 in St. Mary's Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hewlett was born Jul 16, 1943 at Belfry, KY, a son of Cecil Hewlett, Jr. of Fallsburg, KY and the late Myrtle Fraley Hewlett. He was a disabled bricklayer. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Judie Caudill Hewlett, a daughter, Amanda Carrie Hewlett, at home, and 3 brothers, Kenneth Hewlett of Pataskala, OH, Robert Hewlett of Fallsburg and Cecil Henry Hewlett of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1983

HUGHES, Jimmy
1907-1983
Funeral services for Yatesville native Jimmy Hughes, 76, New Carlisle, OH, were conducted Wednesday May 18 at 11 a.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Marvin Salyers with burial in Hughes Cemetery. Mr. Hughes died May 15 in Bell Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. He was born Jul 18, 1907, in Yatesville, KY, the son of James and Rose Mills Hughes. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Shirley Newsome Hughes died in 1943. He is survived by 2 daughters, Donna Diamond, New Carlisle and Mrs. Emma Lee Grimm, Flat Gap, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lora Kitchen, Fallsburg and Mrs. Sarah Chaney, Youngstown, OH; 3 brothers, Woodrow Hughes, Star route, Louisa, Homer Hughes, Fallsburg and Robert Hughes, Catlettsburg, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1983

KELLY, Virgil
1904-1983
Funeral services for Virgil Kelly, 78, of Martha, were conducted May 8 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Kelley died May 6. Mr. Kelley was born Dec 4, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Merdie and Susie Rigsby Kelley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ibbie Hutchinson Kelley, in 1974. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Rourena May and Miss Doris Jean Kelley, both of Lexington, 5 sisters, Mrs. Olga Ferguson of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Neva Ferguson of Westerville, OH, Mrs. Greta Holbrook of Ashland, and Mrs. Ella Pelphrey and Mrs. Elsie Collier, both of Martha, and 2 brothers, Hurshel Kelley and Hurston Kelley both of Martha. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

LANEY, Ella Louise
1928-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Louise Laney, 57, Louisa, were conducted Apr 30 in the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Meade Cemetery. Mrs. Laney died Apr 28 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Laney was born Feb 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Mike and Berlie Dale Laney. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Fitch and Mrs. Helen Moore, both of route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Roberta McKennon, route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Beatrice Runyon, Inez, KY; 2 brothers: John Laney, route 3, Louisa and Milton Laney, route 2, Louisa; 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

MCCORMACK, John Lewis
1890-1983
Funeral services for John Lewis McCormack, 92, of Louisa were conducted May 2, in the Ross Chapel Church by Rev. Burns Hogan with burial in Ross Cemetery at Bolts Fork. The former resident of Bolts Fork died Apr 29. Mr. McCormack was born Nov 23, 1890 in Carter County. He was a retired merchant, having operated the McCormack Grocery at Bolts Fork for 52 years, was a member of the Ross Chapel Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are a brother, Clovis McCormack of Mt .Airy, MD and 2 sisters,  Mrs. Emma Morgan of Olive Hill and Mrs. Marguerita Hinkle of Holden, WV. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

MOORE, Winfred
1924-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Winfred Moore, 58, Westwood, were conducted May 10 in Westwood United Baptist Church by elders Glen Sturgill and Frank Blevins. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery Louisa. Mr. Moore died May 8 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a sudden illness. Mr. Moore was born Dec 24, 1924, in Louisa, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Crace Moore. He was a member of the Blue Lodge A &FM 52 in Huntington. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janet Watts Moore, a son, Clyde V. Moore of Huntington, 2 brothers, Vinson Dee Moore of Louisa and Paul E. Moore of Lancaster, OH; 3 sisters, Betty Cumpton of Louisa, Ruth Ann Miller of Maitland, FL and Janice Sue Young of Winter Park, FL and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

PETERS, Welzie
1894-1983
Funeral services for Welzie Peters, 88, Fort Gay were conducted May 3 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Larry Nelson with burial in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Peters died Apr 30 in Aivert Nursing Home in Ceredo, following an extended illness. Mr. Peters was born May 22, 1894 in Louisa, a son of the late Rev. Jarrett and Jane Music Peters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Hazel D. Frazier Peters in 1968 and his second wife, Mrs. America Branham Peters in 1976. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Christian Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Britt of Huntington, 2 sons, Paul R. Peters of Fort Gay and Glen B. Peters of Nashville, TN; a sister, Briza Pinson of Logan, WV; 2 brothers: Dover Peters and Lakin Peters both of Huntington, WV; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

PRINCE, James
1908-1983
Funeral services for James Prince, 75, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted May 23 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Prince died May 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Prince was born Apr 30, 1908 in Louisa, a son of the late Chester and Sarah Smith Prince. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Dykes Prince, a stepson, Sam Music, Jr., of Piqua, OH, 4 sisters: Mrs. Dixie Lemaster and Mrs. Bertha Childers, both of route 5, Louisa; Mrs. Stella Belcher and Mrs. Gladys Williams, both of Columbus; 3 brothers: Lawrence Prince, Columbus, Troy Prince and Ed Prince, both of route 5, Louisa; 1 stepson: Sam Music, Jr., Piqua, OH; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

SHORT, Fannie (Waddle)
1904-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Short, 78, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Chuck Slone and Rev. David Castle. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Short died May 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Short was born Dec 1, 1904, at Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of the late John and Matilda Spradlin Waddle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Short in 1981. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Parthenia Rowland, West Salem, OH, Mrs. Lydia Robertson and Mrs. Linda Kise, both of Louisa, Mrs. Isabell Frederick of Parma, OH and Mrs. Mona Faye McGlone of Creston, OH; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

SPARKS, Asa Hood
1904-1983
Graveside rites for Asa Hood Sparks, 76, of Zelda, were conducted Apr 25 in Louisa Cemetery. Mr. Sparks a retired farmer, died Apr 23 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born May 24, 1904 in Elliott county, a son of the late George and Mollie McComas Sparks. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Sparks and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

STONE, Helen (Skeens)
1911-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Helen Stone, 71, Ashland, were conducted Apr 28 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Reynolds. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Stone died Apr 26 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Stone was born May 21, 1911 in Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Clara Fannin Skeens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stacy C. Stone in 1953. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist church and Rebecca Lodge 29 in Ashland. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma S. Henson and Mrs. Louvada S. Jones, both of Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth S. Orin of Portsmouth and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

TIER, Marvin Eguene
1929-1983
Funeral services for Boyd native Marvin Eugene Tier, 54, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted today May 4 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Tier died Saturday Apr 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was born Apr 22, 1929, the son of the late George B. Tier and Nancy See Tier, was retired from the U. S. Army and a veteran of WWII. Survivors include 1 sister, Mrs. Pauline Long of Houston, TX, 3 brothers, Grover D. Tier, Melrose, Mass., George J. Tier, McClain, VA, and Leonard Tier, Baltimore, MD. Burial will be in the Tier Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1983

VANHORN, Rosa (Layne)
Funeral services for Rosa Layne Vanhorn, 84, of Lexington, former Lawrence County school teacher, were conducted May 14, in Lexington with interment there. Mrs. Vanhorn died May 12 in Lexington, where she lived three years. She is survived by her husband, Pearl Vanhorn and daughter Dorothy Sue Wharton both of Lexington, son Clifford Vanhorn of Robinson, IL, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

WELLMAN, Garnet (Castle)
1935-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Garnett Wellman, 48, of Adams, were conducted May 7 in Big Hurricane Methodist Church by ministers, Mack Featherolf and Charles Thompson. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died May 6 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Wellman was born Jan 26, 1935 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of Darvind and Emily Workman Castle of Louisa. She was a member of the Big Hurricane Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Charles W. Wellman, 3 daughters, Mrs. Carol Gullivie of Malden, Mass., Mrs. Mary Ann Hanson and Mrs. Barbara Thompson both of Adams, KY, a son, David Wellman of Malden, Mass; 2 brothers, Darvind Castle, Jr. of Huntington and David Castle of Rochester, NY and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 11, 1983

YOUNG, Myrtle
1900-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Young, 82, Louisa were conducted May 20 in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. George Mays and Rev. Teddy Preston. Mrs. Young died May 18 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Young was born Oct 17, 1900 at Riddle, KY, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Polly Jane Brickey. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. C. Young in 1975. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Joy McGee of Louisa and Darlene Young at home; 3 sons, Joe A. and Max Young, both of Louisa and Matthew Young of Ashland, a brother, Mathew Fyffe of Lexington, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1983

YOUNG, Tilda (Grubb)
1895-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Tilda Young, 87, route 1, Webbville, were conducted May 9 in the Waterson Church by Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in Clevenger Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Young died May 6 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Young was born Aug 16, 1895 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Bill and Suzanne Stewart Grubb. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Young. Surviving are 1 daughter: Mrs. Mart Carter, Blaine; 5 sons: Conard Young, Blaine, Clyde Young, Reynoldsburg, OH, Carl Young and Joey Young both of Columbus, Luther Young, Webbville; 68 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1983

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ATKINSON, Tracy Jean
1964-1983
Funeral services for Tracy Jean Atkinson, 19, Louisa, were conducted Jun 20 in the First United Methodist Church of Louisa by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Atkinson baldy decomposed body was found Thursday afternoon Jun 16 in the Fallsburg area. She had been missing since June 1. Miss Atkinson was born Feb 1, 1964, in Louisa, a daughter of Bennie and Anna Jean Jones Atkinson of Louisa. She was a 1982 graduate of Lawrence County High School and was employed by Kentucky Fried Chicken in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents area  sister, Mrs. Terry Hudnell of Louisa, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Jones of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1983

BRANHAM, Strother
1903-1983
Funeral services for Strother Branham, 80, Louisa, were conducted May 31 in Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders Basil Napier and Quincy Stroud. Burial was in the Branham family cemetery. Mr. Branham died May 29 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Branham was born Apr 1, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ballard and Katie Maynard Branham. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pansy Dillon Branham, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Belcher of Leonardsburg, OH and 2 brothers, Sammy Branham of Louisa and Gilbert Branham of South Williamson. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

BRUMFIELD, Clem
1903-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Clem M. Brumfield, 79, Naples, were conducted Jun 2 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Brumfield died May 31 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Brumfield was born Jun 22, 1903 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Milton and Gertrude Smith Brumfield. He was a retired cattle dealer and was employed with Osborn Realty. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Violet Stafford Brumfield; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clifford Wylie of Ashland and Mrs. Bernard White of Grove City, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. George Cooksey of Cannonsburg and Mrs. Gerard Coleman of Ashland, a brother, Tracy Brumfield of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1983

CARROLL, George Russell
1918-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native George Russell Carroll, 64, Charleston, WV, were conducted Jun 20 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jackie Clark. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Carroll died Jun 17 in Charleston following an extended illness. Carroll was born Nov 1, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of George W. and May Lester Carroll. He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Lawson Carroll; a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Mae Carroll of Atlanta, GA, 2 step daughters, Mrs. Caroline Howell of Chicago and Mrs. Betty Rhule of Atlanta; 2 stepsons, Delbert Owens of Atlanta and Earl Owens of St. Albans, WV, a foster son, Earl Fraley of Little Rock, AR, 4 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Compton of Louisa, Mrs. Ruby Lawson of Grayson, Mrs. Lola Wilson of Lexington and Mrs. Hazel Shimble of Dallas, TX, a brother, Willie Carroll of Logan, WV; 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1983

CASTLE, Dorothy Marie (Castle)
1919-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Castle, 64, Ulysses, were conducted Jun 25 in the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery. Mrs. Castle died Jun 22 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born May 22, 1919 at Lowmansville, KY, a daughter of the late John C. and Hester Athington Castle. Surviving are her husband, Otto Castle, 4 daughters, Mrs. Billy R. Stevens, Mrs. Ray Cavans, Mrs. Joy Borders all of Ulysses, Miss Tonya Castle, at home; 2 sons: Otto Castle, Jr., Cedarville, OH, Robert L. Castle, Ulysses; 1 sister: Mrs. Okie Burton, Flat Gap; 3 brothers: Edgar Castle, Kerz, KY, Hershel Castle, Lowmansville, Rick Castle, Springfield, OH; 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1983

CRUTCHER, Gladys (Bartram)
Funeral services for former Louisan Gladys Bartram Crutcher, 80, of Spokane, WA, will be Friday Jul 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Humphrey officiating. Mrs. Crutcher died Jun 13 1983 at the Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. She was born May 29, 1903 in Fort Gay, WV, the daughter of the late G. W. Bartram and Julie See Bartram. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Crutcher. She is survived by 1 son: Mack Crutcher, Spokane, WA, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1983

DODDROE, Charloette M. (Young)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Charolette M. Doddroe, 45, Lancaster, OH, were conducted May 28 in St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancaster with interment in Gahanna, OH. Mrs. Doddroe died May 26 in University Hospital, Columbus. Survivors include her husband, J. Dorsey Doddroe, a son, James Doddroe, III, mother, Hazel Boggs Young of Green Gay, WS, father, Ray Young, Sr., Columbus, sisters, Phyllis Piling, Green Bay and Linda Leonard, Conneaut, OH and brother, Ray Young, Jr., Muncie, IN and aunts Thelma Young, Louisa and Jewell Boggs, Dry Fork. She was a former Dry Fork resident. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1983

GREEN, Zora E. (Ross)
1899-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Zora E. Green, 83, of Blaine, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 29 in Old Hood United Baptist Church. Burial was in Old Hood church Cemetery. Mrs. Green died Jun 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa; Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. Edith Lee Wheeler of Springfield, OH, and a son, Howard Green of Blaine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Green. The body is at Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1983

HAY, Vivian
1894-1983
Funeral services for Miss Vivian Hay, 88, Fort Gay, were conducted May 31 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Hay died May 28 at the residence following an extended illness. Miss Hay was born Aug 3, 1894, in Joliet, IL, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hay. She was a retired registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Miami Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

HENDERSON, Louise (See)
1913-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise S. Henderson, 70, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Jun 29 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Henderson died Jun 25 in Arlington, VA. Mrs. Henderson was born Apr 17, 1913, a daughter of Faye Hensley See of Arlington and the late Samuel See. She was a retired Fairfax School principal. Surviving are a son, David Henderson, of Denver, CO, a daughter, Elizabeth Henderson of Springfield, VA, a sister, Roberta Humphrey of Ashland, a brother, Samuel See of Spokane, WA and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1983

HOGEN, Edith (Caldwell)
1910-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Marie Caldwell Hogan, 73, of Louisa were conducted May 27 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg by Rev. Melvin Abney. Burial was in Ross Cemetery, Rush. Mrs. Hogan died May 24 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hogan was born Oct 24, 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Sophronia Houck Caldwell. Her husband, Clifton G. Hogan died in 1969. She was a member of East Fork United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Hogan of Westwood and Joe Hogan of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Justice of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Carol Sue Hamilton of Louisa; 2 brothers, Hubert Caldwell of Columbus and Louie Caldwell of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Clark and Mrs. Opel Cassell, both of Ashland and Mrs. Lucille Barnett of South Point; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

ISAAC, Billy Joe
1959-1983
Funeral services for Billy Joe Isaac, 23, Louisa, were conducted Sunday Jun 5, 1983 at the Isaac Park Church with the Rev. Mack Cyrus officiating. He died of gunshot wounds Jun 1. He was born Dec 31, 1959 in Louisa, the son of Gallie and Helen Liesegang Isaac. He was a construction worker. He is survived by 3 sisters: Mrs. Ann Sellards, Mrs. Martha Smith and Mrs. Lois Webb, all of route 1, Louisa; 3 brothers: Gallie Isaac, Jr., Charles Isaac, and Bobby Glen Isaac, all of route 1, Louisa. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery, route 1, Louisa, with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1983

JOHNS, Hiram Williamson
1889-1983
Funeral services for Hiram Williamson Johns, 93, were conducted Jun 23 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Preece Cemetery. Mr. Johns died Jun 13, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Johns was born Sep 3, 1889, a son of the late James and Belle Williamson Johns. His wife, Malissa Hall Johns, died in 1955. He was a retired electrician and a member of IBEW Local 183 in Lexington. Surviving are a son, Hiram Johns, Jr. of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 22. 1983

JUDE, John, Jr.
Funeral services for John Jude, Jr. 77 of Fort Gay, were conducted Jun 10 in Warfield Funeral Home with burial in Muncy Cemetery. The former resident of Martin County and retired coal miner died Jun 6 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Effie Baker Jude; 4 daughters, Mary Cobb and Alam Harris, both of Florida, Sally Muncy of Martin County and Arizona Jude of Pikeville; a stepdaughter, Loulla Bell Gross of Pikeville and 1 son, Steven Jude of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1983

KEATON, Marie (Dixon)
1912-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Keaton, 71, Blaine were conducted Jun 10 in Gallie Isaac Park Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Keaton died Jun 7. Mrs. Keaton was born Feb 25, 1912 at Oil Springs, a daughter of the late Ed and Lydia Whitten Dixon. She was a member of the Gallie Isaac Park Church. Surviving are her husband, Hasten Keaton, 5 daughters, Pat and Sharon Keaton, both of Owingsville, Mrs. Della Berry of Columbus, Geneva Keaton of Salt Lick and Mrs. Dina May Grayson and 2 stepsons, James R. and Donald M. Keaton both of Webbville, 2 sisters, Mrs. Gaynail Lewis of West Liberty and Mrs. Mary Goble of Mechanicsburg, and a grandson. Big Sandy news, Jun 15, 1983

MAYNARD, Mary Jane (Williamson-Short)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Short Maynard, 86, Fort Gay, were conducted Jun 17 in the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Russell Bishop and Rev. James Ferguson. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Jun 15 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born May 1, 1897 in Martin County, a daughter of the late John E. and Sarah Evans Williamson. She was a member of the Apostolic faith. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Violet Copley of Fort Gay, Mrs. Virginia L. woods of Wilmington, OH, Mrs. Alene Robinson of Lima, OH, Mrs. Irene Nedleman of Tamarac, FL, and Mrs. Pauline Bradfield of Mathias, WV, 3 sons, Robert J. Short of Crum, WV, James W. Short of Waverly, OH, and William H. Short of Petersburg, VA; a sister, Rosa B. Williamson of Crum, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1983

MCCOY, Martha (Savage)
1917-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha McCoy, 65, Louisa, were conducted May 26, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan, Rev. Jack Savage, Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. McCoy died May 23 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. McCoy was born in June of 1917, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Newsome Savage, Sr., She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clellan McCoy, a daughter, Mrs. Noca Timassy of Sandusky, OH, 4 sisters, Mrs. Nina S. Brown of Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Adkins of LaPorte, IN, Mrs. Anna Weaver of Londondary, OH, and Mrs. Cora L. Wheeler of Phoenix, MD, a brother, Arthur Savage, Jr. of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

O'DANIEL, Anna Louise
Graveside rites for infant Anna Louise O'Daniel were conducted Jun 15 in O'Daniel Cemetery by Rev. Amon Diamond. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Daniel of Route 1, Pikeville, was dead at birth Jun 14 in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. Pauline Pigg of Star Route, Louisa and the late Ben Pigg and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian O'Daniel of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1983

PARKER, Jay
1900-1983
Graveside services for Lawrence county native Jay Parker, 83, Montgomery, WV, were conducted Jun 28 in Jason Boggs Cemetery, Lawrence County. Mr. Parker, former Ashland resident, died in a Montgomery hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Parker was born Jan 2, 1900 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jarrett and Julia Rivers Parker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audie Jackson Parker. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are 3 sons, Frank Parker of Montgomery, Hack Parker of Catlettsburg and Jarrett parker of Fort Campbell, KY, 2 sisters, Lucy Dowler and Elma Lewis, both of Ashland, 2 brothers, Luther and Okie Parker both of Ashland, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 29,1983

PETERS, Jewell (Damron)
1907-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Peters, 76, of Louisa, were conducted Jun 11 in the First Baptist Church by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Peters died Jun 9 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Peters was born May 8,1 907 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John Dee and Claudia Frazier Damron. She was a retired school teacher in Lawrence County, a member of the First Baptist Church for 50 years, and a member of Railroad Retirement Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Jarrett Peters, 1 daughter: Mrs. Raymond Dimitroff, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 1 son: Jarrett Peters, JR., route 2, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. H. H. Mayse, Lexington, KY, Mrs. W. B. Curnutte, Louisa, Mrs. Con Carter, Cherokee, OH, Mrs. Conrad Stowers, Beckley, WV; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; preceded in death by 2 sons: John Bill Peters and Donald Franklin Peters and a daughter: Joy Beth Peters. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1983

PRESTON, Shirl David
1947-1983
Funeral services for Shirl David Preston, 36, Richardson, were conducted Jun 15 in the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Rev. Lonnie Ratliff and Rev. Cecil Price. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Jun 12 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born Jan 27, 1947, a son of Mrs. Bessie  Fitch Preston Laney and the late Harper Preston. Surviving are his wife, Martha Mae Cox Preston,  5 daughters, Martha Jean Preston, Malissa Denise Preston, Shirley Ann Preston, Patricia Jo Preston, Jennifer Marie Preston all at home; 1 son: David Wayne Preston, at home; mother: Mrs. Bessie Laney and step father: Walter Milton Laney of Richardson; 5 sisters: Mrs. Willard May, route 3, Louisa,, Mrs. brad Dutton, Mrs. Virgil Marcum, Mrs. James Boyd, Miss Mickey Lynn Laney, all of Richardson; 2 brothers: Melvin Preston and Michael Shane Laney both of Richardson. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1983

ROWE, Pearl (Osborne-Lemaster)
1902-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Osborne Lemaster Rowe, 81, of Fort Gay, were conducted Jun 16 in Fort Gay Methodist Church by LaFayette Benson, minister. Burial was in Rowe Cemetery. Mrs. Rowe died Jun 14 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Rowe was born Jan 14, 1902, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Hinkle Osborne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rowe. Surviving are 2 daughters, Edith Belcher of Man, WV, and Grace Rowe of Fort Gay, 2 sons, Oscar Lemaster of Rittman, OH and Bural Lemaster of Fort Gay, a brother, Elmer Osborne of Scarboro, WV; 24 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1983

SHORT, Harlan
1904-1983
Funeral services for Yatesville native Harlan Short, 78, Beckley, WV were conducted Jun 7 in Young Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery at Yatesville. Mr. Short died Jun 4 in Beckley. Mr. Short was born Sep 5, 1904, a son of the late Millard Fillmore and Laura Leedy Short. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Yatesville Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, and Order of the Eastern Star, Louisa Chapter. Surviving are a brother, Millard F. Short of Logan, WV, 5 sisters, Mrs. Ida Lou Kelly of Louisville, Mrs. Sherwood F. Sparks and Mrs. Bill E. Little both of Beckley, Mrs. Claudia Justice of Charleston and Mrs. Addie F. Vivrett of Morristown, TN. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1983

SHORT, Lucy (Elkins)
1891-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Elkins Short, 92, Louisa, were conducted Jun 11 in the Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Short Cemetery. Mrs. Short died Jun 8 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Short was born Feb 24, 1891 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James Wesley "Buck" and Georgia Caines Elkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. "Jack" Short in 1953. She was a housewife. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Wesley Salisbury of Ashland, Mrs. Homer Ekers of Bexley, OH and Mrs. William A. Woods of New Holland, OH, a son, Homer D. Short of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Paul Thompson of Ashland, 2 brothers,  Bill Elkins, Louisa and James Paul Elkins, Catlettsburg, KY; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. A son William T. Short died in October of 1982. Big Sandy news, Jun 15, 1983

STAFFORD, Elizabeth (Williamson)
1884-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Elizabeth Stafford, 99, Wittensville, were conducted Jun 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville by ministers, Buell Ferguson and Charles Rice. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Stafford died Jun 8 in Riverview Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Stafford was born Apr 2, 1884 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late James and Elma Rene Boyd Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stafford in 1933. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1983

THOMPSON, Elder Arch
1898-1983
Funeral services for Elder Arch Thompson, 85, Louisa, were conducted Jun 24 in Eloise United Baptist Church by Elders Flem and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Jun 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 10,1 898 in Louisa, a son of the late Lonzo and Laverne (Thompson) Thompson. He was an retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Maynard Thompson, five daughters, Mrs. Violet Carpenter, Mrs. Pauline Dacey, Mrs. Jean Cyrus, Mrs. Elizabeth Pollack and Mrs. Sharon Johnson, all of Louisa, a son, Stanley Thompson of Ashland, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news,  Jun 29, 1983

THOMPSON, Bonnie (Patton)
1904-1983
Funeral services for Bonnie Patton Thompson, 78, Morehead, were conducted Jun 27 in the First Baptist Church in Morehead conducted by Rev. Don Mantooth. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Thompson died Jun 25 at the residence. She was born Jul 31, 1904, in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Charles Sublett and Cora Patrick Patton. She was married in 1924 to Erna Thompson. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William M. (Jeanne) Dodson of Minford, OH, a son, Charles J. Thompson of St. Louisa, MO; 2 brothers, Ward Patton, formerly of Louisa now Port St. Lucie, FL and John B. Patton of Port St. Lucie; 1 sister, Miss Waleta Patton of Morehead; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was a charter member of the Rowan County Homemakers Club and member of First Baptist Church of Morehead for more than 47 years. Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 29,1 983

WHEELER, Emma (Bayes)
1899-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Wheeler, 84, Louisa, were conducted May 30 in the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha by ministers Roger Jordan and Buck West. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died May 28 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born Feb 23, 1899, at Flat Gap, a daughter of the Fieldmore and Jane Lemaster Bays. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cheatwood Wheeler, in 1962. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Irene Thompson, Rockwood, MI, Mrs. Jean Lester, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Jane Jetters, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Janet Gillum, Ashland, KY; 5 sons: Jess Wheeler, Fairborn, OH, Earl Wheeler, West Carrollton, OH, Jeff Wheeler, Blaine, Elwood Wheeler, Columbus, Paul Wheeler, Louisa; 1 sister: Mrs. Malta Wheeler, Blaine; 28 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

WILLIAMS, Dr. Homer
1902-1983
Last rites for Lawrence County native Dr. Homer Williams, 80, Daytona Beach, FL were conducted Jun 18 in Daytona Beach. He died Jun 16 at the residence following an extended illness. Dr. Williams was born Nov 20, 1902 at Blaine, a son of the late Henry Farmer and Melissa Evans Williams. Mrs. Jane Cleaveland Williams died in 1981. He practiced dentistry in Ashland until he retired in 1950. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Williams of Daytona Beach and 2 sisters, Julia Gambill of Abilene, TX and Blanche Miller of Cypress, CA. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1983

WOODS, Richard
1907-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Richard Woods, 75, route 1, Ashland, were conducted May 26 in the Straight Creek Church of Nazarene by Rev. Harold Brown. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery. Mr. Woods died May 23 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Woods was born Mar 4, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Henry and Mary E. Carter Woods. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Irene Indles Woods, in 1977. He was a retired mechanic  and a member of Straight Creek Church in Nazarene. Surviving are a son, Charles D. Woods of Dubuque, IA, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Gayle Maylone of South Point and Mrs. Mildred Bridges, Mrs. Anna Louise Kirk and Mrs. Dora Moore, all of Ashland, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1983

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ADAMS, Hildra
1908-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Hildra Adams, 75, Columbus were conducted Jul 9 in Hill Funeral Home with burial in Springbanks Cemetery, Yellowbud. Mr. Adams died Jul 6 in Mt. Carmel Hospital East. Born Jun 1, 1908, in Louisa, KY, he was the son of Greene and Easter Chaffin Adams. He was preceded in death by a daughter. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. John (Hildra Darlene) Crum, Reynoldsburg, Mrs. Gary (Wauleka) Sherman, Columbus, Delphia Crum, Reynoldsburg and Mrs. Gene (Oleta) Johnson, Reynoldsburg, 5 brothers, Elbert Adams, Maysville, KY, Delbert and Clyde Adams, Circleville, Woodrow Adams, Columbus and Elza Adams, Marysville; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1983

ALEXANDER, Paul Hamilton
1908-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Paul Hamilton Alexander, 74, Ocoee, FL, were conducted Jun 20 in Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, KY, by Rev. Buell Webb and Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Alexander died Jun 16 in Wintergarden Memorial Hospital, FL, following a brief illness. Mr. Alexander was born Dec 21, 1908 at Cherokee, a son of the late Harry B. and Della Ferguson Alexander. He was a former teacher in Lawrence County, but for many years was employed by Chrysler Corp., at Detroit. He and his wife, resided at Ocoee, after retirement. Surviving are his wife, Christine Ison Alexander, 1 son, Chalmer Gorman Alexander of Hamden, CT; 1 grandson, Michael Paul Alexander, 1 brother, Elmer Alexander of Webbville, 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Big Sandy news, Jul 27, 1983

BARTRAM, William Henry
1898-1983
Funeral services for William Henry Bartram, 84, Clifford, were conducted Jul 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Darrell Damron. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bartram died Jul 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Bartram was born Jul 24, 1898 in Clifford, a son of the late William David and Arvetta Fluty Bartram. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Ann Ball of Clifford, Mrs. Dottie Gross of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. P. L. "Chuck" David of Salem, VA and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1983

CASTLE, Pearlie
1912-1983
Funeral services for Pearlie Castle, 70, Lowmansville, were conducted Jul 25 in Georges Creek United Baptist Church with burial in Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville. Mr. Castle died Jul 21, at the residence, following a brief illness. He was born Oct 29, 1912 in Lawrence County, KY. Surviving are 5 step sons, Hershel Castle, Eugene Castle, Billy Ray Castle, John Allen Castle, and Darel Castle, all of Springfield, OH; 2 half brothers, Homer George, Urbana, OH and Lundie George, Staffordsville, 21 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Big Sandy news, Jul 27, 1983

CRUTCHER, Gladys (Bartram)
1903-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Gladys Crutcher, 80, of Spokane, WA, were conducted Jul 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Crutcher died Jun 27. Mrs. Crutcher was born May 29, 1903 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late G. W. and Julia See Bartram. Surviving are a son, Mack Bartram of Spokane, WA; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1983

DEBORD, Ervin
1920-1983
Funeral services for Ervin Debord, 63, Louisa, were conducted Jul 9 in Bradley Gap Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Wiler and Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Debord died Jul 6 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Debord was born Mar 20, 1920 in Huntington, a son of the late John and Mary Griffith Debord. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley M. Burchett Debord, a daughter, Mrs. Maryetta Mayo of Nashville, TN; 2 sons, Ervin Debord, Jr., of Louisa and Ethindean Debord of Texas; a stepson, Ronald Workman of Louisa, 4 half sisters, Mrs. Marie Maynard, Baltimore, MD, Maxine Carronie, Las Vegas, NV, Ann Vanhorn, and Olive Guzy both of Baltimore, MD; 1 brother: Willard Debord, Paintsville, KY; 5 half brothers: Paul Debord, Ohio, Wilbur Debord, and Charles Dean Debord, both of Baltimore, MD; Junior Debord, Louisa, James Everett Debord, Phoenix, AZ. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1983

FANNIN, Wilburn (Bill)
1918-1983
Funeral services for Wilburn (Bill) Fannin, 65, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jul 21 in Garrett Chapel Church by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Fannin family cemetery. Mr. Fannin died Jul 18 in Veteran's Hospital, Huntington, following a long illness. He was born May 28, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ike and Emma Rankin Fannin. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Laney and Mrs. Lavonna Rae Layne, both of Louisa, one son, Billy Fannin, Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels and Mrs. Della Mae Delong, both of South Point, OH, 1 brother, Frank Fannin, Louisa and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1983

HAMMOND, Clifford
1904-1983
Funeral services for Clifford Hammond, 79, Louisa were conducted Jul 21 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Roy Fluty with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died Jul 18 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hammond was born Jan 22, 1904, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Garrett and Telia McKenzie Hammond. He was a retired railroader and member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maida Hammond; 4 daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Napier, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Jewell Workman, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Bonnie Gatesby, Woodbridge, VA, Mrs. Phyllis Porter, Fort Gay; 2 sons: Delmar Hammond, Louisa; Dan Hammond, Lexington, KY; 5 sisters: Mrs. Rebecca Triplett, McAndrews, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth Clagerin, Hardy, KY; Mrs. Goldia Stacy, Bradshaw, WV, Mrs. Nelcie Maynard, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Elsie Senters, Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1983

HOLBROOK, James
1906-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native James Holbrook, 77, Kingston, OH, were conducted Jun 29 in Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, OH, by Rev. Charles Wright. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Ross County. Mr. Holbrook died Jun 27 in Circleville Health Care Center. The retired farmer was born Mar 8, 1906 in Lawrence county a son of Ralph and Alfair Jones Holbrook. He was a, member of the Kingston Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Young Holbrook, 1 daughter, Mrs. Urban (Carolyn) Adams of Laurelville, OH, 4 sons, Clinton, Clayton, and Paul of Circleville, and Mike of Kingston, 1 sister, Mrs. Austin (Vadie) Webb of Richwood, OH, 2 half brothers, Forrest Holbrook of Marion, OH, and Wesley Holbrook of Dayton, OH, 4 half sisters, Ruby Uliney of Rushieville, OH, Ramey McConnell of Louisiana, Wilma and Nellie of California; 2 step brothers, Jim Mosley of Circleville and Delbert Mosley of Stoutsville, OH; 2 step sisters, Erma Winters and Zelda of Centerburg, OH, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Jul 6. 1983

KEATON, Bennie Franklin
1932-1983
Funeral services for Bennie Franklin Keaton, 50, of Martha, were conducted Jul 19 in Martha Church of God by Elders Paul Keaton and Jerry Brown. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Keaton died Jul 17, in King's Daughters' Hospital Ashland, following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Keaton was born Sep 16, 1932 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Mary Jane Fyffe Keaton. He was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Monnie Belle Collier Keaton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae Maxie of Isonville and Mrs. Deborah Salyers of Martin; a son, Harold Gene Keaton of Keaton; a brother, Ova Keaton of Fort Washington, OH, 4 sisters, Mrs. Dora Sparks of Redbush, Mrs. Clara Eldridge of Isonville, Mrs. Dixie Keaton of Blaine and Mrs. Maxie Skaggs of Hitchins. Big Sandy news, Jul 20, 1983

MOORE, William
1901-1983
Last rites for former county clerk, the Rev. William Moore, 81, Louisa, were conducted Jul 7 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Harold Bond in Heston Funeral Home. Rev. Moore, pastor of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church  12 years, died Jul 5. The former county tax commissioner and county clerk, 12 years, was born Oct 8, 1901 at Mattie, a son of the late Wayne and Sarah Jane Ball Moore. He was also a retired bookkeeper. He was a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM and the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estelle Martin Moore, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Pickrell of Tampa, FL; 3 sons, Paul Moore of Dayton, OH, Bill R. Moore of Tampa, and Donald J. Moore at home, a brother, Bascum Moore of Louisville, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1983

PARKER, Pheba Jane
1901-1983
Funeral services for Miss Pheba Parker, 81, Blaine, were conducted Jul 25 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jesse Cordle. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Miss Parker died Jul 21 at the residence following an extended illness. Miss Parker was born Sep 8, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Drew and Alice Sparks Parker. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Genoa Graham of Ashland, a brother, Thurman Parker of Utica, OH, and a niece and nephew Arthur and Helen Arnold of Marysville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1983

PORTER, Mollie Grace (Ison)
1898-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Grace Porter, 85, route 1, Webbville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jul 6 in Malone Funeral Home by Rev. Ronnie Grave. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died Jul 3 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. She was born May 6, 1898 in Elliott County, KY, a daughter of the late Doe and Bytha McCarthy Ison. Her husband, Evertt Porter died in 1972. She was a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are 2 sons, Ralph H. Porter of Marengo, OH and Alva Porter of Webbville, 1 sister, Cloma Gillum of Sandy Hook, 8 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1983

RICE, Prudence (Rice)
1891-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Prudence Rice, 92, Louisa, were conducted Jul 12 in Louisa First Baptist Church by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rice died Jul 10 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Rice was born Apr 21, 1891, at Swamp Branch, a daughter of the late Sherman and Emma Price Rice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Rice, in 1974. She was a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel and chaplain of Louisa Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Mays of Louisa, 2 sons, Marvin Rice of Huntington and Judge Edwin Rice of Ashland; 4 sisters, Mrs. Floyd Wilkins of Mount Hope, Mrs. Maurice Baker and Mrs. Wallis Bailey, both of Lexington and Mrs. Walter Meeks of Paintsville, a brother, Sherman Rice of Paintsville and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1983

ROSE, Sarah (Scaggs)
1906-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Frances Rose, 77, Louisa, were conducted Jul 17 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rose died Jul 14. Mrs. Rose was born Mar 18, 1906 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Lee and Stella Nichols Scaggs. Her husband, Raymond Rose, died in 1972. She was a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Thompson, of Catlettsburg, a son, Jim Ray Rose of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert Thompson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Richard Craig of Fayetteville, OH, a brother, Russell C. Scaggs of Flint, MI and 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 20,1983

THORNSBURY, Donald Ray
1933-1983
Funeral services for Donald Ray Thornsbury, 49, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 25 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Kelly Castle, Junior Caudill and Wayne Harold. Burial was in Doss Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Thornsbury died Jul 22 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Thonrsbury was born Dec 26, 1933 in Williamson, WV, a son of Mary Chaney of Fort Gay and the late Edgar Thornsbury. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 daughters, Mrs. Donita Webb and Mrs. Debbie Copley, both of Fort Gay, a brother, Fred Thornsbury of Louisville and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1983

WEBB, Norma (Peters)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Rock Castle native Mrs. Norma Webb, 67, Monroe, MI were conducted Jul 1 in Rupp Funeral Home with interment in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, LaSalle. Mrs. Webb died Jun 28 in St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, OH, following a 13 year illness. She was born Feb 26, 1916 in Rock Castle, daughter of the late Noah and Bessie Castle Peters. She married Oscar Webb, Jan 4, 1934 in Louisa, where they resided until moving to Monroe in 1941. She retired from Union Camp in 1970. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Lipton of Monroe and Mrs. Gary (Donna L.) Schiebal of Tacoma, WA; 3 brothers Jay Peters of Lake City, Louis Peters of Louisa and James Peters of Monroe, a sister, Mrs. Nellie Johnson of Lexington, and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister. Big Sandy news, Jul 13, 1983

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AUGUST

CARTER, Rebecca
1983-1983
Funeral services for Rebecca Carter, infant daughter of James and Debbie Vanhoose Carter of Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 3 in Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Harold Boyd with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died Jul 31 in University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born Jul 29, 1983. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 brothers, James A. Carter, II and George Elbert Carter, both at home, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George VanHoose of Louisa and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Carter of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1983

CASTLE, Bulah (Daniels)
1895-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Bulah Castle, 87, of Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 12 in Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church by Elders Wayne Harold, Virgil Fields and Sabert Nichols. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Castle was born Oct 24, 1895 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Missouri Daniels. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 48 years. Surviving are her husband, John Castle, a daughter, Mrs. Kirk Caudill, Jr., of Fort Gay, 3 sons, Kelly Castle of Louisa, Bascom Castle and John J. Castle, Jr., both of Fort Gay; a brother, Beecher Daniels of Springfield, OH, 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 17,1 983

CHAFFIN, Dennie
1892-1983
Funeral services for Dennie Ross Chaffin, 91, Louisa, were conducted Aug 3 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died Aug 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Chaffin was born Apr 29, 1892, in Louisa, a son of the late Kennis and Virginia Short Chaffins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Adkins Chaffin in 1978. He was a retired miner, a World War I veteran and a member of Myrtle Chapel Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bradley and Mrs. Effie Louise Pennington, both of Louisa, a son, Dennie Ross Chaffin, Jr. of Louisa, a step son, Kenneth May of Cincinnati; 2 sisters, Effie Westfall and Lula Chaffin, both of Louisa, a brother, Charlie Chaffin of Louisa, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1 983

CHILDERS, Carrie (Bell)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Childers, 66, Louisa, were conducted Jul 29 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Marvin Salyers with burial in Borders Cemetery, Richardson. Mrs. Childers died Jul 25 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Childers was born Jul 17, 1917 in Richardson, a daughter of the late John T. and Rose Boyd Belle. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Murphy of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Rose Savage of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Annie Daniels of route 4,  Louisa, Mary Childers of Jackson, KY and Marie Childers of Louisa and 4 sons, Ralph Childers, Jr. of Columbus, Joe Childers of Webbville, Clarence Childers of Sulphur Springs, TX,  and Steve Childers of route 4, Louisa; 30 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 3, 1983

CONLEY, Ferd
1898-1983
Funeral services for Ferd Conley, 85, Louisa, were conducted Aug 19 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Martin Salyers. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Conley died Aug 17 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born Jan 22, 1898, at Flat Gap, a son of the late James and Lydia Ferguson Conley. He was a retired carpenter and a member of O. U. A. M. union and the United Baptist Church at Keeton for 58 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary H. Conley, a son, James Elmo Conley of Louisa, 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1983

CONLEY, Lindsey
1895-1983
Funeral services for 88 year old Lindsey Conley of Lowmansville were conducted Aug 7 in Collista Free Will Baptist Church at Hager Hill by Rev. Herbert Arms. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Mr. Conley died Aug 5. Mr. Conley was born Mar 24, 1895 in Johnson County, a son of the late John and Helen Johnson Conley. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Collista Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Blair Conley, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Rice and Mrs. Arizonia "Sissy" Horn, both of Hager Hill. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1983

GREENE, Oma C.
1901-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native Oma C. Greene, 82, Columbus, were conducted Jul 21 in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church by Bruce Daniels and Harold Salyers. Burial was in Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka. Mr. Greene died Jul 18 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born May 16, 1901, the son of Judge Clayton and Laura Greene. He was a resident of Columbus and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Olga Justice Greene, three daughters, Gladys Haney and Jewell Lester, Columbus, and Beatrice Green, Hilliard, OH; six sons, Junior, Kenneth and Calvin Greene, Columbus, OH, Ford Greene, New Richmond, OH, Delmer Greene, Crossett, AR, three sisters, Bertha Fyffe, Clista Bryant and Berna Gambill, all of Blaine; 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1983

Omitted from the obituary of Oma C. Greene, 82, Columbus, who was buried Jul 21, were the names of 1 surviving son, Oma Greene, Jr., 29 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 2 daughters, preceded him in death. He was a member of Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 10, 1983

HAMILTON, Dora Irene (Triplett)
1913-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Dora Irene Triplett Hamilton, 70, Ashland, were conducted Aug 16 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by Rev. Michael Caldwell. Burial was in Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hamilton died Aug 14 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Hamilton was born Feb 26, 1913 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Nora Church Triplett Claiber of Catlettsburg and the late Floyd Triplett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hamilton in 1970. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 sons, Harold Eugene Hamilton of Ashland and William Russell Hamilton of Louisa, 2 daughters, Jackie McPeek and Delores Robinette, both of Ashland, 2 brothers, Estill Triplett and Floyd Triplett, both of Ashland, a sister, Hazel Mills of Catlettsburg, 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 17, 1983

HAYES, Matt
1898-1983
Funeral services for Matt Hayes, 85, Louisa were conducted Aug 23 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Garden. Mr. Hayes died Aug 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born Apr 14, 1898, at Mattie, KY, a son of the late William M. and Priscilla Moore Hayes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Pack Hayes in 1970. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Public School System and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Bradley of Louisa; 2 sons, William R. Hayes of Westwood and Matt D. Hayes of Westerville, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Bryant of Georges Creek, Mrs. Louella Adams of Carlisle and Mrs. Monnie Castle of Urbana, OH; 2 brothers, L. B. Hayes and Farris Hayes, both of Carlisle, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1983

LEMASTER, Jay
1920-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence county resident, Jay Lemaster, 63, Mansfield, OH were conducted Aug 9 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Hertis Stone. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Lemaster died Aug 7 in People's Hospital in Mansfield following an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born Mar 14, 1920, a son of the late Edwin and Francis Ramey Lemaster. He was a retired employee of R. J. Blanchard & Co in Mansfield a member of the Fifth Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Newcomb Lemaster; 2 daughters: Mrs. Ora "Glena Ruth" Thompson, and Mrs. David "Sandy" Brown both of Mansfield; 2 sons: Jim Lemaster, Mansfield and Dennis Lemaster, Warfield, KY; 1 sister: Mrs. Mattie Messer, Delaware, OH; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1 983

LEWIS, Reuben, Sr.
1890-1983
Graveside services for Reuben Lewis, Sr., 92, Louisa were Aug 26 in Howard Tanner Cemetery, Vanceburg. Mr. Lewis died Aug 23 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Lewis was born Aug 6, 1890, at Tannery, KY, a son of the late John R. and Sabrann McGinnis Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Lewis. He was a retired Chessie System switchman. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ester Karamanos of Washington and Mrs. Ruth Bradford of Dayton, OH; 2 sons, Reuben Lewis, Jr., of Seattle, WA and Gordon Lewis of Fairborn, OH and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1983

LYCAN, Anthony Wayne
1899-1983
Funeral services for Anthony Wayne Lycan, 83, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 16 in Tabors Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Frank McKinster, with burial in Lycan Cemetery. Mr. Lycan died Aug 14 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Lycan was born Sep 21, 1899, in Wayne County, a son of the late Wayne and Amanda Robinson Lycan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Austin Lycan in 1974. He was a retired farmer and an oil and gas developer. He was a lifetime member of Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Arlie "Lillian" Queen, Wayne, WV; Mrs. Roy "Ester" Fairchild and Mrs. Roy "Ruth" Smith both of Ashland, KY; 1 son: Edgar Lycan, Ulysses; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1983

MCCOY, Alice (Worrix)
193101983
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice McCoy, 51, Louisa, were conducted Aug 30 in Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery. Mrs. McCoy died Aug 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. McCoy was born Sep 17, 1931 in Pike County, a daughter of the late Webster Thomas and Vina Sloane Worrix. Her husband, Richard A. McCoy, preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Anna Louisa McCoy and Miss Katrina Elizabeth McCoy, both at home, and a son, Richard Arlan McCoy, also at home. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1983

MCGUIRE, George, Jr.
1925-1983
Graveside services for Louisa native George McGuire, 57, of Ashland, were conducted Aug 5 in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. McGuire died Aug 2 in Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. McGuire was born Aug 30, 1925 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Neva Blankenship McGuire and the late George R. McGuire, Sr. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Ashland. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Sherry Lynn McGuire of Albertville, AL; a son, George R. McGuire, III of Albertville, AL and 3 sisters, Mrs. Neva Gibbs and Mrs. Marilyn Wells, both of Ashland and Mrs. Ellen Pruitt of Phoenix, AZ. Big Sandy News, Aug 10,1 983

NEW, Andrew Calvin
1925-1983
Kentucky State Police officers are investigating the July robbery, beating of a 58 year old Highbottom man, who died Aug 8 in Ohio. Andrew Calvin New died Aug 8 in an Urbana hospital of injuries received Jul 29 at his Highbottom residence about 11 p.m. according to Det. Clyde C. Johns. Johns said three youths, 5 foot 3 to 5 foot 6 inches tall, are believed to have been involved. Stolen was a quantity of money. He suffered nine fractured ribs and other injuries, Johns continued, but refused local medical treatment. He was taken to Urbana by his daughter on Aug 7 and died 2 hours after being admitted to the hospital. Police believe that New as acquainted with the assailants. (Front page)

Funeral services for Andrew New, 58, Louisa, were conducted Aug 11 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. New died Aug 8 in Urbana, OH following a brief illness. Mr. New was born May 2, 1925 in Kenova, WV, a son of the late Andrew and Shirley Fitzpatrick New. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Roger "Betty" Hurst, Springfield, OH, Mrs. David "Virginia" Kimbler, Urbana, OH; 2 sons: Mike New and Ed New both of Colorado; 3 sisters: Elizabeth Smallwood, Nesbit Ison and Irene Michael all of Louisa; 1 brother: Homer New, Kenova; 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1983

POLLOCK, Charles
1927-1983
Funeral services for Charles Wilber Pollock, 56, of Louisa, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug 3, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Pollock died Jul 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mr. Pollock was born Jan 27, 1927, a son of the late James A. and Elsie Breckenridge Pollock. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and Roberts Lodge 177 F & AM at Fulton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Pollock, 3 daughters, Camille Hargrove of Virginia Beach, VA, Teresia Sullivan of Mayfield and Alicia Campbell of Dallas; 2 sons, Charles W. Pollock, Jr. of Trenton, MI and James Pollock, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rena Pearl Carndell of Coruthers, MO, Mrs. Frances Alexander of Chicago and Mrs. Barbara Lee Couch of Morgantown, WV; 2 brothers, James A. Pollock of Roseville, MI and Billie G. Pollock of Jacksonville, FL; and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 3, 1983

SKAGGS, Effie (Fyffe)
1893-1983
Funeral services for former Martha resident Mrs. Effie Skaggs, 89, Waverly, OH were conducted Aug 21 in Poes Run United Baptist church with burial in Peecher Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died Aug 21 in Medical Center Hospital. She was born Dec 23, 1893 in Elliott County, KY to Joseph and Mary Ann Hutchinson Fyffe. She was the wife of Phillip H. Skaggs who died in 1952. Surviving are 2 sons, Lawrence Skaggs, Mazie, KY, Phillip L. Skaggs, Beaver, 6 daughters, Mrs. Emma Sparks, Martha, Mrs. Jessie (Jewel) Taulbee, Waverly, Mrs. Edward (Norma) Greene, Columbus, Mrs. Sally A. Barker, Londonderry, Mrs. Milton (Ellen) Greene, Grove City and Miss Edria Skaggs, Waverly, 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 sisters and 4 brothers, including former Lawrence county Judge L. D. Fyffe. Mrs. Skaggs was a 75 year member of the Old United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1983

THOMPSON, Edna (Hunt)
1913-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Thompson, 70, Fort Gay, were conduced Aug 7, in Salt Peter Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Thompson Family Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Aug 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born Mar 16, 1913 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Wayne and Kizzie Cole Hunt. Surviving are her husband, Pete Thompson, 5 daughters, Mrs. Irene Pack, Mrs. Katherine Shore, Mrs. Kizzie Marcum, Mrs. Evelyn Pack and Mrs. Dorothy Thornhill; all of Fort Gay and 5 sons, Charles E. William, Glen, Roy L. and Arby Thompson, all of Fort Gay, 35 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 10,1 983

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SEPTEMBER

BARTRAM, Nealya (Boggs)
1894-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Nealya Bartram, 89, Fort Gay, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 7 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Taylor Jenkins. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Bartram died Sep 4 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Bartram was born Jul 14, 1894 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Ran D. and Mary Boggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loranza Clarence Bartram in 1965. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Dolores M. Lentz and Mrs. Mary N. Peters, both of Huntington, Mrs. L. Jean Crawford of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Virginia Hess of Battle Creek, MI and Mrs. Hattie E. Sharp of Vicksburg, Miss., 5 sons, William C. Bartram of Fellsmere, FL, Warren G.  Bartram of Ironton, Ran D. Bartram of Xenia, OH, Loranza Bartram, Jr., of Battle Creek, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Diamond of Milton, WV, 31 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

BLACKBURN, Foch
1919-1983
Funeral services for Foch Blackburn, 64, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Aug 30 at the residence by ministers, Gallie Isaac and Albert Jude. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery. Mr. Blackburn died Aug 27, He was born Feb 9, 1919 to the late Hudson (Rush) and Mary Maynard Blackburn. He was a retired Gas Co. worker and farmer. One son, Wallace, died Dec 25, 1959. Survivors include his wife, Deloris Blackburn, 2 sons, J. D. Blackburn of Three Forks, Malcolm Blackburn of Inez; 4 daughters, Monica Bradley of Louisa, Lucy Runion of Circleville, OHH, Egie Blackburn of Debord, KY and Vernon Leah Dahle of Phoenix, AZ; 1 brother, James E. Blackburn of Tomahawk, 2 sisters, Goldie McCoy and Vicie Myers both of Inez and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1983

BOGGS, Monroe
1904-1983
Funeral services for Monroe Boggs, 68, Webbville, will be conducted Sep 8 at 11 a.m. in Dry Fork Community Church by Rev. Gary Sparks and David Boggs. Burial will be in Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died Sep 5 in Veterans Hospital following a lengthy illness. The farmer and veteran of World War II was born Dec 23, 1904 at Webbville, a son of the late Dallas and Virgie Kazee Boggs. Survivors include his wife, Ines Johnson Boggs; 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Holbrook of Grayson, Mrs. Joyce Salyers, Mrs. Linda Riffe and Mrs. Edna Ison, all of Webbville, 1 sister, Mrs. Irene Arbuckel, of Baltimore, MD, and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

CARTER, Earl Leslie
1926-1983
Funeral services for Earl Leslie Carter, 55, of Lawrence County, were conducted Sep 10 in Morgan Creek Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Carter died Sep 7. Mr. Carter was born Apr 7, 1928, in Louisa, a son of the late Hobert and Eva Rice Carter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Fannin Carter in 1976. He was self-employed roofer. Surviving are 6 daughters: Miss Carol Carter, Columbus, Mrs. Margaret Smith, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Danny Kelley, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Wanda Dowson, Buckeye Lake, OH, Sharon Carter, at home and Paulette Carter at home; 2 sons: Russell Carter, Ashland, KY, Curtis Mathew Carter, at home; 6 step children; 5 sisters: Mrs. Pat Powell, and Mrs. Francis Adams, both of Columbus; Mrs. Edna Faye Owens, Tennessee; Mrs. Lola Elam, Tennessee, Mrs. Shirley Maynard, Louisa; 4 brothers: Millard Carter and Kenneth Carter, both of Columbus; Tommie Joe Carter, Beckley, WV, Glen Carter, Proctorville, OH; 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

CAUDILL, Lois Jean
1942-1983
Funeral services for Miss Lois Jean Caudill, 41, of Spring Hill, were conducted Sep 18 in First Baptist Church of Louisa by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss Caudill died Sep 15 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Ms. Caudill was born Aug 2, 1942, in Louisa, a daughter of Ernestine Wilson Caudill and the late Roger Caudill. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church for 30 years and was a member of the Louisa Chapter of DAR. She received her B. S. Degree with high honors from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY and taught in the Lawrence County School system. Ms. Caudill's father died in 1973. She is survived by her mother, Ernestine Wilson Caudill, her aunts, Mrs. Willie Johnstone of Winter Park, FL, Mrs. Mildred Fairchild, Mrs. Daisy Wilson Emmons, Mrs. Laura Wilson Skaggs, Mrs. Genoa Wilson Britton and Mrs. Dora Vernon Wilson, all of Louisa, and several cousins and an uncle. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

CHAFFIN, Grace Ellen (Adams)
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Ellen Chaffin, 77, Kingston, OH, were conducted Sep 15 in Kingston Pentecostal Church with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Chaffin died Sep 12 in Ross County Medical Center. Born Apr 16, 1906, in Lawrence County, KY, she was the daughter of Noah and Martha Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Chaffin in 1959. Survivors include 7 sons, Ray, Orvil, Bill, Gene and Fred, all of Kingston, Johnny of Grove City and Arnold of Chillicothe, 3 daughters, Mrs. Milt (Effie) Adams, Columbus, Mrs. Harold (Anna) VanHorn, Kingston and Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) Robinson, Kingston, 2 brothers, Ora Adams, Columbus, Ira Adams, Logan, 1 sister, Mrs. Dora Ethel Weaver, Mansfield, 37 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

COWENS, Mary Bell (Parker)
1916-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mary Bell Cowens, 67, Yellowbud, OH, were conducted Sep 16 in Yellowbud E. U. B. Church with burial in Springbank Cemetery at Yellowbud. Mrs. Cowens died Sep 13 in Medical Center Hospital. She was born Jul 31, 1916 in Lawrence County, KY, to Rev. John F. and Eva K. Ward Parker. On Mar 18, 1937, she married John M. Cowens, who died Mar 6, 1960. Surviving are 3 sons, John D. and Charles W. Cowens, both of Xenia and Robert E. Cowens, Hendersonville, TN, a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Mettler, Kingston, 3 brothers, Rev. Arville Parker, Wallawalla, WA, Oliver Parker, Yellowbud and Sterling Parker, Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Izzie Edler, Circleville and Mrs. Myrtle Derexson, Yellowbud, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Drew B. Parker, Greenfield, 2 sisters, and a granddaughter. Mrs. Cowens was former owner/operator of Cowens Hilltop Market, Yellowbud, former employee of Medical Center Hospital, a member of Yellowbud E. U. B. Church, Missionary Society of the Church and Modern Woodmen of America. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

CYRUS, Pernie (Ball)
1896-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Pernie Ball Cyrus, 87, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 8 in Greenbrier Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Harry Christian. Burial was in Cyrus family cemetery. Mrs. Cyrus died Sep 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Cyrus was born Jun 5, 1896 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Bayless and Nancy Ruth Pauley Ball. Surviving are her husband, Boyd Cyrus, 5 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Earl of Plymouth, IN, Mrs. Susie Newsome of Fort Gay, Mrs. Georgia Rowe of Genoa, Mrs. Loretta Robertson of Huntington and Mrs. Roberta Watts of Kenova, 2 sons, John B. Cyrus of Fort Gay and Elwood Cyrus of Grove City, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary McMillen and Mrs. Blanche Danoro, both of Hollywood, FL and Mrs. Bessie Grant of Fort Gay; 36 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

FRASHER, Clyde
1903-1983
Funeral services for Clyde L. Frasher, 80, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 13 in Fort Gay Methodist Church by Rev. Mike Daniels and Rev. Lafayette Vinson with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Frasher died Sep 11 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Frasher was born Feb 9, 1903 in Louisa, a son of the late Dock and Willie Wellman Frasher. He was a member of Fort Gay Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc. He was a retired employee of N & W Railroad and the Fort Gay water plant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Silva Maynard Frasher, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Leta Pratt of Kenova and Mrs. Doris June Lamonica of Williamson, WV. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

GILMORE, Hattie (Adkins)
1898-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hattie Gilmore, 84, Hillsboro, OH, were conducted Sep 15 in Hillsboro Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Hillsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Gilmore died Sep 11 in Oakland Nursing Center in Hillsboro. Mrs. Gilmore was born Oct 13, 1898 at Glenwood, KY, a daughter of the late John W. and Cora M. Marcum Adkins and was the widow of John Gilmore. She is survived by a foster son, Gail Smith of California; 2 brothers, James E. Adkins of Louisa, and Calvary Adkins of San Bernardino, CA; 3 sisters, Beatrice Caldwell of Los Angeles, CA, Opal Hayse of Columbus, and June Olive Jordan of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1983

GRIFFITH, Rev. Scott
1915-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native and former educator Rev. Scott Griffith, 67, route 4, Danville, were conducted Sep 27 in the Clearfield, KY Tabernacle with burial in Danville Memorial Gardens. Rev. Griffith died Sep 23 at Danville. Mr. Griffith was born Oct 2, 1915 in Lawrence county, a son of the late Rev. Henry F. and Vicie Debord Griffith. He was pastor of the Clearfield Tabernacle Church of God for 16 years, 4 years at the Danville Church of God, 8 years at Clay City Church of God, 8 years at Staffordsville Church of God, 3 years at Paintsville Church of God and 2 years at the Lowmansville Church of God. He taught school for 2 years in the Lawrence County school system, served on the board of directors for the Hope Hill Childrens Home from 1962 to 1982 and was former president of the Rowan County Ministerial Association. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith George Griffith, 2 sons, Norman Ray Griffith of Danville and Larry C. Griffith of Springfield, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Janice Elaine Cook of Kokomo, IN, a brother, Ora Griffith of Lowmansville, and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 28,1 983

HAMMOND, James W.
1902-1983
Last rites for Torchlight native James W. Hammond of Ashland, former warden at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ashland. The 81 year old former executive with Ashland Oil, Inc., died Monday in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Jan 20, 1902 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elijah and Theresa Branham Hammond. The life-long Democrat was a member of the First Christian Church and a deacon, BPO Elks Lodge 350, former commander of Clarence Field Post 76 American Legion in Ashland and state commander in 1936; Poage Chapter 325 F & AM, Scottish Rite Mason. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Army and Navy. His final tour of duty was Odessa, Russia in 1919. He was appointed warden in the 1930's by Gov. A. B. (Happy) Chandler and retired from Ashland Oil in the 1960's. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cooper Hammond of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Douglas Hill of Orange, VA and Mrs. Elizabeth Fahrson of Ashland. Services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Gates in Lazear Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News. Sep 21, 1983

HAYES, Earl Dean, II
1969-1983
Funeral services for Earl Hayes, II, 14, Louisa were conducted Sep 15 in Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery. The teenager died Sep 12 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. He was born Jun 22, 1969, a son of Earl Dean and Deloris Jean VanHoose Hayes of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters, Deana Hayes and Kemra Hayes, both at home, 2 brothers, James Paul Hayes and Norman Ray Hayes, both at home, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Williams of Paintsville and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Farris Hayes of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1983

HILLARD, Martha (Daniels)
1920-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Martha Daniels Hillard, 63, Greenup, were conducted Sep 6 in Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore by Rev. Harley Johnson. Burial was in Colies Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hillard died Sep 4 in Methodist Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hillard was born May 26, 1920 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Cecil and Samantha Seagraves Daniels. Surviving are her husband, John Hillard, 4 sons, Johnny Hillard and Grant Hillard, both of South Portsmouth, Frankie Hillard and Robert Hillard, both of Greenup; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rosie Scaff of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Sue Cooper of Ashland, a brother, Willard Daniels of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Gracie Hillard of Quincy, 16 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

JUSTICE, Mollie Dean
1906-1983
Funeral services for Mollie Dean Justice, 77, Chapman, were conducted Sep 3 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Jeffrey Lambert with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Justice died Sep 1. The retired school teacher was born Apr 28, 1906, a daughter of the late Charles and Fannie Thompson Justice. There are no survivors. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

LORRIN, Sonya (Skeens)
1914-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Mrs. Sonya Skeens Lorrin, 69, of Houston, TX, were conducted Friday Sep 9 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Humphrey, with burial in Skeens Family Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Lorrin died Wednesday Sep 7 in Houston, following a brief illness. Mrs. Lorrin was born Aug 7,1 914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sam and Alma Crank Skeens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Lorrin in 1969. Surviving are 2 step sons, Marcus Lorrin, Jr. and Roger Lorrin, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Evans of Russell and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

MARCUM, Frank
1903-1983
Funeral services for Frank Marcum, 79, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sep 18 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Sparks Cemetery at Clifford. Mr. Marcum died Sep 15, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Marcum was born Nov 11, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Rosetto Bowens Marcum. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Sparks Marcum, 2 sons, Robert R. Marcum of Auburn, ME and Bill J. Marcum at home, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Mounts of Pond Creek, 2 brothers, Albert Marcum of Virginia Beach, VA and Boyd Marcum of Wheelersburg, WV, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

MILES, Esther (Church)
1891-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Esther Miller Miles, 92, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Sep 12 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by Rev. Henry Skaggs and Rev. Powell Collins. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Miles died Sep 9 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Miles was born May 20,1891 in Lawrence County, KY a daughter of the late Adam and Rose Hensley Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Miles. She was a member of Mavity Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Rose Allen of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ruth Mae Sloan of Baltimore, MD, 3 sons, Charles Miles of Ashland and Denver Miles and Jerry Miles, both of Catlettsburg; 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

MUNCY, Samuel David
1960-1983
Funeral services for Samuel Muncy, 22, 107 Perry St., Louisa, were conducted Sep 22 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Bond with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was dead on arrival Sep 20 in Cabell Huntington Hospital of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mr. Muncy was born Oct 28, 1960, in Charleston, WV, a son of Mrs. Louise Davis Hale of Louisa and the late Drewsie Muncy. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sandy Suppa Muncy of Charleston, a daughter, Trina Lynn Muncy of Charleston, and a foster brother, Albert Davis, Jr. of Grayson. Big Sandy news, Sep 28, 1983

PACK, Elbert, Jr.
Funeral services for Louisa native Elbert Pack, Jr., 47, Baltimore, OH, were conducted Sep 17 in Lancaster, OH with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore. Mr. Pack died Sep 14 in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. A former moldmaker at Anchor Hocking, formerly employed by Federal Glass, Columbus and a member of the Market Street United Methodist Church, Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Kay, 2 sons, Jeffrey, Baltimore and John of Eglin AFB FL; 2 brothers, Garland, Crossville, TN and Norman of Columbus, sisters, Mrs. Nellie Allie, Gallipolis, mother, Mrs. Laura Pack, Gallipolis. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

PRESTON, Hazel (Spears)
1904-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Hazel Spears Preston, 79, Tutor Key, were conducted Sep 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by ministers, James K. Caudill and Terry Jones. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Mrs. Preston died Sep 5 in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness. Mrs. Preston was born Aug 1, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma Daniels Spears. She was a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clell Preston, a son, Robert Preston of Lexington, a brother, Virgil Spears of Louisville, a sister, Ernestine Spears of Tutor Key and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

PRICE, Rell E.
1909-1983
Funeral services for Rell E. Price, 74, Ulysses, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sep 7 in Young funeral Home by Rev. Irvin Castle with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Price died Sep 4 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Price was born Aug 9, 1909 at Ulysses, a son of the late Ine and Hattie Davis Price. He was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dovie Eldridge Price; four daughters, Betty D. Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., Bonnie Lou of Pensacola, Fla., Merida Jo Mitchell of Louisa, and Helen Frances Dorhaut of Virginia Beach; four sons, Robert E. Price of Ulysses, James A. Price, Rell E. Price Jr., and Donald W. Price, all of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. Ella Butcher of Ulysses, Mrs. Opal Castle of Paintsville, Mrs. Josephine Robinette of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Frances Skaggs of Cordell, and Mrs. Margaret Burgess of Louisa; five brothers, Harry Price of Columbus, Herman Price and Paul Gene Price both of Ulysses, Raymond Price of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Jack Price of Kettering, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

ROBERTSON, Lottie (Sturgill)
1901-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Sturgill Robertson, 82, of Ashland, were conducted Friday Sep 9 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. Jim Shouse. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Robertson died Tuesday, Sep 6 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, following a long illness. Mrs. Robertson was born Feb 23, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Bernice Bailey Sturgill. She attended Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Robertson, a sister, Mrs. Martha Johnson of Westwood, and a half sister, Mrs. Ollie Pinkerton of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1983

SCHROYER, Emma (Williamson)
1917-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Emma Jean Williamson Neal Schroyer, 66, Huntington, were conducted Sep 19 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mrs. Schroyer died Sep 15 in Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Schroyer was born Aug 30, 1917 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Mollie Beasley Williamson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Schroyer in 1970. She was a member of the Westmoreland Women's Club. Surviving are a son, Charles Neal of Ramona, OK, 2 daughters, Darlene Carter of Ironton and Mrs. Mellie Burkeen of Sunland, CA; 4 brothers, Earl Williamson of Buchanan, KY, Carl Williamson of Ashland, and Hark Williamson and Jack Williamson, both of Catlettsburg, 4 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bryan and Mrs. Ruth Puckett both of Ashland, Mrs. Erma Jackson of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Delores Martin of Huntington, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1983

WILLIAMS, Florene (Hatfield)
1909-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Florene Williams, 74, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sep 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rv. Herman Skaggs. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Sep 1. She was born Feb 11, 1909 in Lowmansville, daughter of the late Kennis and Rosa Brown Hatfield. Her husband, Marvin Williams, died in 1982. Survivors include 4 daughters: Mrs. Kathy Burchett, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Prudence Mullins, Middletown, OH, Mrs. Elsie Scott, Olive Branch, Miss., Mrs. Lenora Barker, Memphis, TN; 2 step daughters: Mrs. Annalee Davidson, LaFollette, TN; Mrs. Alphoretta O'Daniel, Louisa; 6 stepsons: Robert Williams, Louisville, KY, Paul Williams, Louisa, James Williams, Avon Lake, OH, Chalmer Williams, New Carlisle, OH, Raymond M. Williams, North Bend, OR, Marvin Williams, Jr., Louisa ; 7 sisters: Maggie Skaggs, Gallipolis, OH, Carma Hatfield, Cynthiana, KY, Oma Skaggs, Hilliard, OH, Monnie Crager, Plain City, OH, Julia Blair, Dayton, OH, Joyce Savage, Monroe, MI, Louise Green, Amherst, OH; 2 brothers: Beecher Hatfield, Henrietta, OK, Chester Hatfield, Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

WRIGHT, Marvella (Cantrell)
1890-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Marvella Cantrell Wright, 93, Martha, were conducted Sep 3 in Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty, by Rev. Lowell Fiffe, Rev. Elmer Birchwell and Rev. William E. Wright. Burial was in Bowling Cemetery in West Liberty. Mrs. Wright died Sep 1 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was born Aug 25, 1890, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Asa and Miranda Bowling Cantrell. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Jenkins of Jackson, OH, Mrs. Myrtie Lewis of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Mae Williams of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Ethel Bowling of West Liberty, 4 sons, Mance Wright and Thurman Wright, both of Williamsburg, OH, Johnny Wright of Martha and Henry Wright of Dayton, a brother, Arvin Cantrell of West Liberty; 51 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1983

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AKERS, Richard Taylor
1915-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Richard Taylor Akers, 68, of Mableton, GA, were conducted yesterday at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Schmidt officiating. Mr. Akers died Oct 7, 1983 in Georgia. He was born Jul 31, 1915, the son of the late James W. and Rilda Preston Akers of Ulysses. His wife, Lucille Ward Akers preceded him in death in 1982. Survivors include1 daughter: Mrs. Betty Evans, Alpharetta, GA; 2 sons: Bob Akers and Merle Akers both of Mableton, GA; 3 sisters: Mrs. George Brown, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Sally Hill and Mrs. Ed Elble, Cincinnati, OH; 2 brothers: James W. Akers, Louisa and J. M. Akers, Paintsville; 3 grandchildren. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

BOGGS, Maudie (Phillips)
1895-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Boggs, 86, Louisa, were conducted Oct 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Boggs died Oct 13 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born Nov 26, 1895 at Mazie, a daughter of the late George and Lydia Hay Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Boggs. She was a member of Martha Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Esther Lyon and Mrs. Lucille Terry, both of Louisa, and 2 grandchildren, Robert D. Terry of Holly, MI, and Dale Lee Terry of Drayton Plains, MI; 3 sisters, Mrs. Don Bohlen, and Mrs. Zella Skaggs, Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Quinton Wheeler, Marysville, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1983

BRANHAM, Alma (Lemaster)
1912-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Branham 71, Louisa, were conducted Oct 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Sep 28. Mrs. Branham was born Aug 5, 1912 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Daniels Lemaster. She was a housewife. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Jesse Huff of riverside, CA, Mrs. Evelyn Turner, Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Mary Bradley, route 4, Louisa; Mrs. Bonnie Bryan, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Ruth Mathiew, Louisa, Mrs. Ilene Thompson, Glenhayes, WV, 6 sons: Charles Branham, Columbus, Bobby Branham, Louisa; Earl Branham, Jr., route 5, Louisa; Jack Branham, Fallsburg, KY, Kennie Branham at home, Ralph Branham (Spears) route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Florence Blankenship, Louisa; Laura Napier Yard, Toledo, OH, 3 brothers: Ben Lemaster, route 2, Louisa; Herb Lemaster, Kenova, WV and Jim Lemaster, Yatesville, KY; 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1983

BURCHETT, Rosa (Foster)
1915-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Rosa Burchett, 68, Circleville, OH, were conducted Oct 13 in Circleville with burial in Forest Cemetery. Mrs. Burchett died Oct 11 in Lancaster Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Born Feb 20, 1915 in Louisa, KY, she was the daughter of Sherman and Tennie Star Foster. Survivors include  daughters, Glenda Mullet of Ashville, Ailene Herron and Jan Schlegler, both of Circleville, 2 sons, Estill (Gus) Burchett of Lancaster and Bob Burchett of Circleville; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; 2 brothers, Harvey Foster of Hilliard and Jas Foster of Columbus, 3 sisters, Shirley Kitchen, Blanche Hunley and Windol Pratt, all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1983

CARTER, Zona (Roberts)
1915-1983
Funeral services for Zona Carter, 68, Louisa, will be today at 2 p.m. in the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Bond and Douglas Kelly officiating. Mrs. Carter died Oct 10, 1983 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Jan 31, 1915 at Safford, AZ, daughter of the late Burman and Sarah Sparks Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Carter, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn June Preece, Louisa, and Miss Donna Jean Carter at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Thelma Penrod of Bonita Springs, FL; 4 grandchildren and 2 nieces. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery at route 1, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 12, 1983

CHAFFIN, Mary E. (Preece)
1936-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Chaffin, 47, Louisa, were conducted Oct 9, in Young Funeral Home by ministers, Eddie Wiler and Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Preece Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Chaffin died Oct 6 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mrs. Chaffin was born Jun 7, 1936 in Louisa, a daughter of Madeline Napier Preece of Louisa and the late Jerome Preece. Surviving are her husband, Don Chaffin, 2 daughters, Mrs. Fern Workman of Louisa, and Miss Bain Chaffin, at home, a son, Cole Chaffin, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Leonard Ross and Mrs. Randell Wright both of Columbus; 1 brother: Harvey Preece Louisa, 1 grandchild. Akenia San Workman.
Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

COCHRAN, Richard Jay
1930-1983
Funeral services for Richard Jay Cochran, 53, Louisa, were conducted Oct 8 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Eddie Chaffin. Burial was in Cochran cemetery at Fallsburg. Mr. Cochran died Oct 5, in Humana Hospital Louisa, following a brief illness. Mr. Cochran was born Mar 15, 1930 in Louisa, a son of the late John K. and Sophia Ellen Tomlin Cochran. He was a service manager for Tom Tufts Oldsmobile Garage in Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Moon and Mrs. Linda Kay Johnson, both of Bellbrook, OH and Mrs. Deloris Jean Childers and Mary Ellen Cochran both of Sulphur Springs, TX, a son, Richard J. Cochran, Jr. of Sulphur Springs; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baker of Portsmouth and Mrs. Laura Ferguson of Fallsburg, a brother, Curtis F. Cochran of Rush and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

COLLINS, Rebecca (Canterbury)
Funeral services for Rebecca Marie Collins of Fort Gay were conducted Oct 1 in Silver Creek United Baptist Church at Crum by Rev. Otis Dillon and Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Collins died Sep 29. Mrs. Collins was born Mar 25 in Lenore, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse Pete and Polly White Canterbury. She was a member of the Silver Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Collins, 2 daughters, Miss Drema Collins at home and Mrs. Joyce Clemens of Ohio, a son, Ted C. Collins of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Mrs. June Cody of Marango, OH, Mrs. Faye Hargis of Crum and Mrs. Sinda Lou Sheppard of Grove City, OH, and 3 brothers, Albert Canterbury of Fort Gay, Charles E. Canterbury of Lenore and Elmo C. Canterbury of Crum. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1983

COPLEY, Martha (Copley)
1900-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Copley, 83, of Prichard, WV, were conducted Oct 18 in Salt Petre Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Copley cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Copley died Oct 15 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Aug 28, 1900, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emaline Wilson Copley. She was a member of Salt Petre Baptist Church and preceded in death by her husband, Roy Copley, in 1972. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Robinson and Mrs. Violet Miller, both of Prichard, and Mrs. Vangaie Parsons, of Ceredo; 2 sons, A. B. Copley and Tom Copley both of Prichard; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Copley and Mrs. Ruby Ramey, both of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Davis Copley of Wayne and Jay Copley of Mansfield, OH; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1983

COWMAN, Mossie (Johnson)
1927-1983
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mossie Johnson Cowman, 56, were conducted Oct 18 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in the Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Cowman was killed in an auto accident on Oct 13 in Morrisville. She was born Sep , 1927 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Harry C. Johnson and Lucy Frazier Johnson of North Palm Beach, FL. She is survived by her husband, Richard M. Cowman, 4 daughters, Mrs. Brenda Burough, Mrs. Sharon Heroy, Mrs. Jackie Meyers, all of North Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Christine Barbour of Clayton, NC; 2 sons, William D. Cowman, at home and richard F. Cowman, Southern Pine, NC, 5 sisters, Mrs. Barbara McKee, Mrs. Anna Tolliver, Mrs. Aggie Anzell, Mrs. Ellen Anderson, all of Maryland and Mrs. Peggy Kelley of North Palm Beach, FL; 4 brothers, Harry Johnson, Eugene Johnson, and George Johnson of Maryland and Marvin Johnson, North Palm Beach, FL, 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy news, Oct 19,1 983

DANIELS, Sarah Alice
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Alice Daniels, 69, route 1, Louisa were conduced Sep 30 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Daniels, widow of Willie Daniels, died Sep 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Survivors include 7 daughters, Mrs. Elcene Crisp of Sharples, WV, Mrs. Maggie Perry of Louisa, Mrs. Bonnie Spears of Auxier, Mrs. Betty Newsome of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Edith Spears of Inez, Mrs. Glenna Fyffe of Ohio and Mrs. Janice Thomas of North Carolina and 7 sons, Glen Daniels and J. B. Daniels both of Louisa, Clifton Ray Daniels and Russell Daniels both of Fairborn, Elbert Daniels and Raymond Daniels, both of Tennessee and Paul Daniels of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1983

ENDICOTT, Lucille
A rural Lawrence County mother was killed Saturday evening on KY 3 in Martin County and a 34 years old Sandy Hook motor cyclist died in Elliott County. Kentucky State Police Trooper John Thorpe said Mrs. Lucille Endicott, 36, route 5, Louisa, was dead at the scene about 9 p.m. about 1 1/2 miles north of Job. Mrs. Endicott, headed south, sped across the northbound lane, struck another vehicle and flipped over into a parked vehicle, Trooper Thorpe reported. In Elliott county, Randy Whitley, 34, Sandy Hook, was headed north on KY 173 about 5:10 p.m. Saturday, swerved to the wrong side of the road, according to KSP in Morehead. Attempting to regain the correct lane, he lost control an slid 80 feet coming to rest under a vehicle driven by St. Rep. Ray O. Brown of Sandy Hook. He was dead at the scene, suffering massive head injuries, KSP reported. Funeral services for Mrs. Endicott were conducted Oct 11 in the Friendship United Baptist Church with burial in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Endicott, and a son Toby W. Endicott at home. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

FANNIN, Minnie (Fields)
1894-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Fannin, 89, Louisa, who died Tuesday, will be conducted Friday Oct 7 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Tim York. Mrs. Fannin died Oct 4. Mrs. Fannin was born April 15, 1894 at Warfield, a daughter of the late Elijah and Florence Duncan Fields.  Her husband, John B. Fannin, died in 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Fannin of Louisa, 3 sons, Paul Fannin of Louisa, Raymond Fannin of Prestonsburg and Luther Fannin of Xenia, OH; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

FERRELL, Harrison
1891-1983
Funeral services for Harrison Ferrell, 92, Louisa, were conducted Oct 18 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Harold Bond and James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ferrell died Oct 15 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Ferrell was born May 21, 1891, at Osie, KY, a son of the late Sam and Trinville Spillman Ferrell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Clarkson Ferrell. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Nell Osborn, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Lois Sasser, Columbus, Violet Ferrell and Lorene Ferrell both of route 3, Louisa; 1 son: Jack Ferrell, route 1, Louisa; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 son, Glen Ferrell preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1983

JERVIS, Veronica (Gentleman)
1901-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Veronica Jervis, 81, Fort Gay, were conducted in Orland Park, IL, with burial in Beverland Cemetery at Blue Island. Mrs. Jervis died Oct 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mrs. Jervis was born Oct 23, 1901 in Illinois, a daughter of the late Tom and Hannah Gentleman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Jervis in 1958. She was of the Catholic faith. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Penley of Fort Gay; a son, Louis Page of Oak Lawn, IL, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1983

JOHNS, Astaire (Ranieri)
1916-1983
Funeral services for former New Yorkian, Astaire R. Johns, 67, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday Oct 2, 1983, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Brown officiating. Mrs. Johns died Sep 30, 1983 at King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Oct 10, 1916 in New York City, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ellen Benjamin Ranieri. She was a member of the Catholic Chruch. Survivors include her husband, Hiram Johns, Jr. , 2 sisters: Mrs. Lillian Egan, Tampa, FL, Mrs. Anita Cunningham, New York, NY, 3 brothers: Frank V. Ranieri of Indianapolis, IN, Mario Ranieri, Tucson, AZ, and Armand Ranieri, New York, NY. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery, Louisa with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

MARTIN, Frank
1899-1983
Funeral services for Frank Martin, 84, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Oct 10, in Young Funeral Home by Harold Bond and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Meek Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Oct 7 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Martin was born Sep 14, 1899 in Louisa, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Justice Martin. he was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Aldeen Martin, 1 daughter: Mrs. Louise Camperton, Godfrey, IL; 1 sister: Mrs. Estella Moore, Louisa; 1 grandchild, 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

MAYNARD, Arvil
1931-1983
Funeral services for Arvil Maynard, 52, Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 5 in Bartram Chapel by Rev. Dick Maynard with burial in Frazier Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died Oct 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mr. Maynard was born Mar 12, 1931 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Luther and Elsie Tomblin Maynard. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railway Co. machine operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Copley Maynard, 3 daughters, Mrs. Christine Evans and Mrs. Louvon Castle, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Williadean Hardwick of Mount Gilead, OH; 5 sons, Joe Maynard of Westville, OH, Earsel Maynard and Grant Maynard both of Fort Gay, Terry Lee Maynard of Williamson, WV, and Brian Keith Maynard of Chesapeake, 2 sisters, Mrs. Faye McManus of Louisa and Mrs. Pauline Sammons of Virginia Beach, VA; 3 half sisters, and 3 half brothers. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

MCKENZIE, Mae (Stapleton)
1919-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae McKenzie, 64, Richardson, were conducted Oct 15 in the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church by Elders Earl Meade, Flem Arrowood and Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. McKenzie died Oct 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. McKenzie was born Apr 29, 1919 at Estill, a daughter of Sam and Julia Borders Stapleton. Surviving are her husband, Jesse McKenzie, 3 daughters: Mrs. Peggy Harper, Mrs. Jessie Burgess, Mrs. Cora Howell all of route 2, Louisa; 2 sons: Sammie Meade, route 2, Louisa and James McKenzie, Manassas, VA; 2 sisters: Mrs. Neva Davis, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Estelene Henderson, Gray, KY; 1 brother: Clarence "Brud" Stapleton, route 2, Louisa; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1 983

MCKINSTER, Delores (Elswick)
1940-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Mrs. Delores McKinster, 43, Columbus, were conducted Sep 28 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Bill N. Young. Burial was in Earl McKinster Cemetery. Mrs. McKinster died Sep 26 in Mt. Carmel Hospital. Mrs. McKinster was born Sep 4, 1940 at Virgie, a daughter of Mahlon and Mary Belle Tackett Elswick. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Marvin D. McKinster, 2 daughters, Karen and Mary McKinster, both at home, 2 sons, Gregory and Michael McKinster, both at home, 4 sisters, Brenda Coleman of Pikeville, Bessie Garten of Ostrander, OH, Beverly Johnson and Phyllis Hall, both of Virgie, 5 brothers, Phillip Elswick of Virgie, Clifford Elswick of Columbus, OH, Lloyd Elswick of Speight and Larry and Roger Elswick both of Virgie. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1983

RANSON, Sarah (Dunbar)
1909-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Sarah Dunbar Ranson, 74, Bryan, TX were conducted Oct 18 in Rosewell, NM, with burial in South Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ranson died Oct 15 in Bryan following a brief illness. Mrs. Ranson was born Oct 6, 1909, in Byrdstown, TN, a daughter of the late Richard M. and Eliza Emeline Walker Dunbar. Her husband, Herb Ranson, a Louisa native, died in 1968, in a traffic accident. He was a former employee of Armco, Texaco, Commonwealth of Kentucky and Barrett Division of Ironton. While residing in Louisa, Mrs. Ranson was employed by former federal prosecutor Kit Carson Elswick, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ironton, while residing there. Surviving are a son, Capt. William Martin Ranson of Pensacola, FL, a daughter, Mrs. Sara McBride of Bryan, TX; 2 brothers, Robert C. Dunbar of Roswell, and Richard Dunbar of Campbells Branch, Catlettsburg, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-law, Robert Ranson of Tulsa, OK and Paul Ranson of Charleston, WV, and 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice of Louisa and Mrs. Eliza Cooksey of Ashland. Big Sandy news, Oct 26, 1983

STAMBAUGH, Howard Johnson
Funeral services were in Johnson County over the weekend for Howard Johnson Stambaugh, 33, self-employed logger, who was crushed Oct 21 by a log falling from his truck. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. at Louisa Pallet & Lumber Co. on U. S. 23. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Dr. John Ryan. According to authorities, Stambaugh had loosened a chain holding the logs on the truck, but was crushed by one eight foot log, a foot in diameter, that rolled over him. The body was taken to Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1983

STURGILL, Lellie (Salyer)
1899-1983
Funeral services for Lellie Sturgill, 83, Johnson County, were conducted Monday, Sep 26, 1983 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gallie Isaac conducting services. Mrs. Sturgill died Sep 23 at a nursing home in Centersburg, OH, following an extended illness. She was the widow of Hubert Sturgill who died in 1966. Mrs. Sturgill was born Oct 20, 1899 at Sitka, KY, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Salyer and Amanda Brown Salyer. She is survived by 1 brother: Alva J. Salyer, Blaine, KY and 1 stepson: C. V. Sturgill, Paintsville, KY and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1983

SWAN, Julius
1904-1983
Funeral services for Charley native Julius Swan, 79, Jackson, OH, were conducted Oct 10, in Oak Hill, OH, with burial there. Mr. Swan died Oct 7 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH, following an extended illness. He was born Aug 2, 1904 at Charley, a son of the late Phoeba Williams Swan and Ulysses Swan. He was a retired boiler operator for R. J. R. Foods and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving include his wife, Gladys at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Gallia County, 7 sons, James, South, Tom, Charles and Wayne of Oak Hill, Julius,Jr. of Jackson and James Miracle of Prichard, WV; 3 daughters, Jettie Moore of Louisa, Goldie Mooney of Columbus and Phyllis June Evans of Jackson, a brother, Nelson Swan of Louisa, a sister, Emma Miller of Oak Hill, 45 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1983

TAYLOR, Earsel
1905-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Earsel E. Taylor, 78, of route 2, Ashland, will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, by the Rev. William Messer. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Taylor died Oct 23 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mr. Taylor was born Sep 14, 1905 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Loudella Holbrook Taylor Towler and the late Edmond Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Taylor, in 1972. He was a retired construction worker, a member of Glenwood Baptist Church, Rush Masonic Lodge 715, and Bluegrass Foxhunters Association. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a brother, Herman Taylor of Ashland, and a sister, Mrs. Herma Ross of Rush. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1983

WHITLEY, Randy
A rural Lawrence County mother was killed Saturday evening on KY 3 in Martin County and a 34 years old Sandy Hook motor cyclist died in Elliott County. Kentucky State Police Trooper John Thorpe said Mrs. Lucille Endicott, 36, route 5, Louisa, was dead at the scene about 9 p.m. about 1 1/2 miles north of Job. Mrs. Endicott, headed south, sped across the northbound lane, struck another vehicle and flipped over into a parked vehicle, Trooper Thorpe reported. In Elliott county, Randy Whitley, 34, Sandy Hook, was headed north on KY 173 about 5:10 p.m. Saturday, swerved to the wrong side of the road, according to KSP in Morehead. Attempting to regain the correct lane, he lost control an slid 80 feet coming to rest under a vehicle driven by St. Rep. Ray O. Brown of Sandy Hook. He was dead at the scene, suffering massive head injuries, KSP reported. Funeral services for Mrs. Endicott were conducted Oct 11 in the Friendship United Baptist Church with burial in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Samuel Endicott, and a son Toby W. Endicott at home. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1983

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NOVEMBER

ADKINS, James
Funeral services for James Adkins, 84, Louisa, were conducted Nov 9 in Baker Church by Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Jordan Cemetery. Mr. Adkins died Nov 7 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. He was a son of the late John and Cora Marcum Adkins. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. June Jordan of Louisa and Mrs. Opal Hayes of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Beatrice Caldwell of Los Angeles and a brother, Clavery Adkins of California. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

AUSTIN, Weston Dale
Funeral services for Louisa native Weston Dale Austin, 48, of New Lebanon, OH, will be conducted Saturday Nov 19 at 10 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Mr. Austin died Nov 14 in New Lebanon, OH. He was born Jan 1, 1935 in Louisa, the son of the late Ellsworth E. Austin and Mollie Jean Castle, who resides at route 4, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Pansy Austin, 2 daughters: Mrs. Kathy Brown, West Alexandria, OH, Mrs. Brenda Ellis, New Lebanon, OH, 1 brother: Lloyd Austin, Bandalia, OH, 1 sister, Mrs. Alma Jean Webb, Barboursville, WV. Friends may call Thursday, Nov 17 at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in West Alexandria, OH and Friday at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

BAKER, Jessie
1903-1983
Funeral services for Miss Jessie Baker, 80, Louisa, were conducted Nov 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Baker Cemetery. Miss Baker died Nov 2 at the residence. Miss Baker was born May 26, 1903 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Tennie Copley Baker. She was a retired teacher of 47 years in the Mingo County Public School. She was the organizer of Jenny Wiley Chapter of the DAR of Kermit, WV, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Marshall University and a member of the United Methodist Church and Kermit Eastern Star Chapter 103 for 50 years. Surviving are a brother, Henry L. Baker of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 9,1 983

BAUGH, Jessie (Smith)
1905-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Jessie S. Baugh, 77, Willard, OH, were conducted Nov 16 in the Freewill Baptist Church of Willard. Mrs. Baugh died Nov 13, 1983 in Willard, OH hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Baugh was born Dec 2, 1905 at Buchanan, KY, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Stump Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Baugh. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Claude and Don, both of Willard, OH, 1 daughter, Billy Jo Bolen of Willard, OH, 4 sisters, Madge Robinson and Pauline Ferguson of Zelda, KY, Virginia Harmon of York, KY, Libby Widner of Summerton, SC, 2 brothers, Howard Smith and Ballard Smith both of California; 32 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

BRANHAM, Oscar
Funeral services for Oscar (Red) Branham, 68, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 8 in Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Max Maynard with burial in York Cemetery. Mr. Branham died Nov 6 at the residence. He was a member of the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Frazier Branham; 5 daughters, Mrs. James A. Perry, Mrs. Mack LeMaster, Mrs. Oscar Triplett, and Mrs. Bobby Roark, all of Louisa and Mrs. Mack Patrick of Ashland, 4 sisters, Mrs. Sadie Duncan of North Carolina, Mrs. Pauline Conley and Mrs. Joane Marcum both of Glenhayes and Mrs. Irene Porter of Rittman, OH, 3 brothers, John Branham, Jr., of Glenhayes, Dan Branham of Columbus, OH and Charles Branham of Delaware; 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

DAUGHERTY, William
1898-1983
Funeral services for William Daugherty, 85, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 13 in Wilson Chapel Church at Fort Gay by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Daugherty died Nov 11 a the residence of a daughter Mrs. Nancy Thompson in Columbus. Mr. Daugherty was born Mar 27, 1898, a son of the late George and Elizabeth Ferguson Daugherty. Surviving are an additional daughter Mrs. Sue Gann of Scio, OH, 6 sons, William Daugherty and Charles Daugherty both of Fort Gay, Robert Daugherty and Howard Daugherty, both of Columbus, OH, Joe Jack Daugherty of Louisiana and Paul Daugherty of Burton, WV, 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

DILLON, Minnie
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie B. Dillon, 85, route 5, Louisa were to be conducted Wednesday Nov 9 in Friendship United Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with burial in Fluty Lick Cemetery. Mrs. Dillon died Sunday in Louisa. She was the widow of Wayne Dillon. Survivors include 6 daughters, Polly Fluty of route 5, Louisa, Ethel Pizner and Hazel Arch, both of Connecticut and Ivory Varney, Grace Stewart and Flornie Wilkes, all of Columbus and 3 sons, Floyd Dillon of Fort Gay, Mont Dillon of route 5, Louisa and Bill Dillon of Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

EDWARDS, Isaiah Adams
1983-1983
Funeral services for Isaiah Adams Edwards, one month old, of Blaine, were conducted Tuesday, Nov 29 at the Low Gap Enterprise Church, Blaine, by pastor Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery. The infant died Sunday Nov 27, 1983 at the home of his parents, Emory Lowell and Sharon Forrest Edwards. He was born Oct 10, 1983 at Morehead. Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Forrest, maternal great grandfather, John Burch, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Edwards, and the paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Edwards, all of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

EDWARDS, Walter
1915-983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Walter Edwards, 68, Grayson, were conducted Nov 26 in Kilgore United Methodist Church by Rev. Johnny Little. Burial was in Carraway Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Nov 23 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Edwards was born Mar 20, 1915 in Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late Meredith and Emma Edwards. He was a retired kelt fireman with the Big Run Coal and Clay Co. and attended Kilgore United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Parker Edwards, 7 daughters, Mrs. Velma Bates of Rosella, IL, Mrs. Jeanie Sloan and Mrs. Glennis Caudill both of Ashland, Mrs. Linda Stone of Flatwoods, Mrs. Patty Daniel of Bonita Springs, FL, Mrs. Debbie Ferguson of Grayson and Mrs. Joyce Caines, 5 brothers, Earl Edwards and Charlie Edwards of Ashland, Hersten Edwards, John Edwards and Dolph Edwards, all of Blaine, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson of Blaine, Mrs. Sarah Moore of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Luda Stephen of Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1 983

FARRIS, Verlon Ray
1949-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Verlon Ray Farris, 34, Greenville, SC, were conducted Oct 28 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Farris died Oct 27 in Greenville Memorial Hospital of a gunshot wound. Mr. Farris was born Jun 10, 1949, at Louisa, a son of Anna McIntosh Graham and the late Menifee Farris. He was plant manager for a food processing firm in Greenville. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Miss Teresa Farris, and a son, Verlon Ray Farris, Jr., both of Greenville, 6 sisters, Mrs. Alma Gussler of Louisa, Mrs. Shirley Freck of Greenville, Mrs. Carol Kitts of Fort Gay and Wilma Linger, Mrs.  Eva Linger and Mrs. Helen Miller, all of Johnstown, OH, 4 brothers, George Farris of Fort Gay, Charles Farris of Ashland, and Calvin Farris and Robert Farris, both of Johnstown; 3 half sisters, Mrs. Cleta Mills of Lenore, WV, and Mrs. Ruby Sammons and Mrs. Geneva Shivel, both of Florida and a half brother, Sidney Farris of Florida. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

FITCH, Billy Ray
1911-1983
Funeral services for Billy Ray Fitch, 72, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Nov 6 in Primitive Baptist Church at Richardson, KY by Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery. Mr. Fitch a disabled miner died Nov 4 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Fitch was born Apr 17, 1911, in Richardson, a son of the late David and Dove Fraley Fitch. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Chaffin Fitch, 7 daughters: Mrs. Magdalene Bowen, Job, KY, Mrs. Anna Blevins, Columbus, Mrs. Eva Bowen, Mrs. Nora Maynard, Mrs. Gwen McKenzie all of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Nedra Waddle, Miramar, FL, Mrs. Helen Boyd, Naples, KY; 2 sons: Asher Jacob Fitch and Thomas Fitch, both of route 2, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Lucy Terry, Mrs. Bessie Laney, Mrs. Christine Moore all of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Eva Chaffin, Inez, KY; 4 brothers: Milton Fitch, Pat Fitch, both of route 2, Louisa, Jacob Fitch and Crockett Fitch, both of Pike Co., KY; 33 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9,1983

FRAZIER, James R.
1922-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native James R. Frazier, 61, Ashland, were conducted Nov 11 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Golden Oaks Gardens. Mr. Frazier died Nov 9 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Frazier was born Apr 30, 1922 in Louisa, a son of the late Alex L. and Ollie Young Frazier. He was an ironworker and member of Local 769, a member of the American Legion Post 76, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a World War II Marine veteran. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clarence Lockwood, of Ashland, and an aunt Mrs. Nolda Adkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

HINKLE, Eleanor Dea (Vantilburg)
1923-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Dea Hinkle, 60, Perry Street, Louisa, is today Nov 2 at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. George Mays. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hinkle died Oct 31 at the residence. She was born Jun 12, 1923 in Piqua, OH, a daughter of the late Charles K. Vantilburg and Margaret Fox Vantilburg of Louisa. Survivors include her husband, William T. Hinkle, 1 daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Hale of Kenova, 1 son, Stephen T. Hinkle of Clearwater, FL. Mrs. Hinkle was a retired music teacher from the Lawrence County Board of Education. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Member of National Retired Teachers Association, former member of Louisa Woman's Club and Ladies Auxiliary of Louisa Rotary Club. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

HOLT, William
1925-1983
Funeral services for William Holt, 58, Louisa, were conducted Nov 20 in Young funeral Home by Rev. Henry Bussey. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Holt died Nov 17. Mr. Holt was born Aug 5, 925, in Louisa, a son of the late Webb and Gypsie Helena Thompson Holt. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Methodist Church and Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Branham Holt; 2 daughters, Miss Patricia Holt of Chesapeake, WV and Mrs. Pamela Joe Viers of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Morman of California and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

HOWARD, Offutt
1915-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Offutt Howard, 68, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted today, Nov 23 at 2 p.m. in Spencer Free Will Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac, John I. Fraley and Kay Thompson. Mr. Howard died Nov 20 in UK Medical Center, Lexington. He was born Apr 2, 1915 at route 3, Louisa, son of the late Bennie and Leona Belle Wiley Howard and was a disabled sawmiller. He is survived by his wife, Belva Moore; 5 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Sue McKinster, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Martha Thompson, Webster, FL, Miss Betty K. Howard, Miss Maxie Ann Howard and Miss Fannie Howard, all at home; 4 sons: Bennie Harrison, Howard, Mechanicsburg, OH, Offutt Howard, Jr., and James E. Howard, both of route 1, Louisa, Glenn Howard, route 3, Louisa; 1 sister: Mrs. Mona Pack, Woodstock, OH, 1 brother: Bennie Howard, Jr., Louisa; 5 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

JOBE, Louise (Amos)
1933-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Jobe, 50, of route 1, Catlettsburg, bookkeeper for the FIVCO Area Development District, were conducted Nov 22 in Twin Fork Church of the Nazarene by Rev. Melvin Abney. Burial was in Bayles Cemetery. Mrs. Jobe died Nov 20 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Jobe was born Aug 20, 1933 in Boyd County, a daughter of Mrs. Tabatha Jones Amos Litton of Ashland and the late Elmer Amos. She was a member of Hillbilly Girls Clan No. 1, El Hasa, Ashland. Surviving are her husband, Billie J. Jobe, a son, Christopher Lee Jobe of Louisa, 3 daughters, Miss Tammy Jo Jobe of Louisa, Mrs. Lois Jane Abrams of Georgetown and Mrs. Joann Maynard of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, E. C. Amos, Jr., and William B. Amos, both of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Lillian Rigsby, of Catlettsburg and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

KING, Dr. Frank C.
Funeral services for well-known Methodist minister in the Ashland area Dr. Frank C. King, 83, Lexington, were conducted Oct 31 in Cynthiana with burial there. Dr. King, a minister for 42 years, died Oct 29, at his Lexington residence. He was a minister at the First United Methodist Church in Ashland in the late 1940's. He also served in Washington, Erlanger, Hazard, Maysville, Cynthiana, and at Crescent Hill Methodist Church in Louisville. Dr. King was superintendent of the Lexington District 1960-1966 and executive director of the council of ministries of Kentucky Conference 1966-1972. He served as a member of the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and was a member of the board of trustees of Wesleyan College for more than 20 years. He also was a member of the board of trustees of Methodist Hospital in Pikeville and Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. He received his bachelors degree from Asbury College in 1925 and did graduate work at the University of Kentucky. Survivors include a brother, Lawrence G. King of Sarasota, FL and 2 nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

LUCAS, Helen (Jones)
1910-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen L. Lucas, 73, Louisa, were conducted Nov 24, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Vernon Baker. Burial was in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Lucas died Nov 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lucas was born Aug 7,1 910, a daughter of the late James E. and Ollie Caines Jones. Her husband, Robert A. Lucas, died in 1975. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. W. H. McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. W. G. Crutchfield of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Blanche J. Hosack of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Elmer A. Irby, Jr. of South Point, and Miss Frances Jones of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1983

MCKINNEY, Bertha (Houck)
1912-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha McKinney, 71, Louisville, were conducted Nov 20 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with burial in Carter County Cemetery. Mrs. McKinney died Nov 17 in Methodist Hospital, Louisville, following an extended illness. Mrs. McKinney was born Mar 13, 1912 in Carter County, a daughter of Mary and Reeves Houck. She was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville. Survivors include her husband, Leonard McKinney, 2 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Stamer of Morristown, TN and Mrs. Janet McCarter of Louisville, 5 sisters, Blanch Kounis of Beechgrove, Grace Sargent of Willard, Lilly Brown of Detroit, and Vivian Sammon and Esther Mackey, both of Ashland, and 2 brothers, Wint Houck of Willard and Ernest Houck of Ashland and 1 grandson Stevie McCarter of Louisville. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

MILLER, Chloe (Coffey)
1923-1983
Funeral services for Blaine native, Mrs. Chloe Miller, 60, of Ashland, were conducted Nov 26 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Nov 23 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Miller was born Jun 5, 1923, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Morton and Mary Terry Coffey. Her husband, William Clifton Miller died in June of this year. She was a member of Women of the Moose 1708. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donna Kosa of Ashland and 3 sisters, Mrs. Verna Adams of Ashland, Mrs. Velva McClain of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Mrs. Geneva Kellough of Riverview, MI. Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1 983

MOORE, Lorna Helen (Spencer)
1915-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorna Helen Moore, 68, Louisa, were conducted Oct 29 in Spencer Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Oct 26 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born Aug 31, 1915 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Spencer. She was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Moore, 2 daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Fraley and Mrs. Reatha Sue Moore, both of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McKinster and Mrs. Mary Ellen McKinster, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Viola Thompson of Webster, FL; 2 brothers, Charles Spencer of Columbus and Kenneth Spencer of Fort Gay, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

MOORE, Walter
1904-1983
Funeral services for Walter Moore, 79, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 7 in Mary United Baptist Church at Charley by Elders Florida Lyons and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born Jan 12, 1904, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late Jerry and Ardelia Thompson Moore. He was a retired railroader with the C & O Railroad. He was a member of the Mary United Baptist Church for 42 years. His wife, Mrs. Regina Miller Moore, preceded him in death in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae Johnson of New Carlisle, OH; 4 sons, Calvin Moore of route 3, Louisa, Ransom Moore of Webbville, Lace Moore of route 4, Louisa and Homer Moore of route 1, Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie VanHoose of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Sill Hinkle of Fort Gay, WV; 4 brothers, Sam Moore, Harlan Moore and Everett Moore, all of route 1, Louisa, and Bert Moore of Mechanicsburg, 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

MULLINS, Zaley
1904-1983
Funeral services for Zaley Mullins, 78 of route 5, Louisa, will be Wednesday Nov 30 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by ministers Woodrow Sexton and Bobby Varney. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Mullins died Sunday Nov 27, 1983 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. He was a retired coal miner. Mr. Mullins was born Jun 10, 1904 in Pike county, a son of the late Bud and Alka Maynard Mullins. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Tiller Mullins, 1 daughter, Beatrice Mullins of Mechanicsburg, OH, 3 sons, Ed Mullins of Mechanicsburg, Duke Mullins and Marlin Mullins; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Laud Marie Miller of Fort Gay and Mrs. Laura Mae Miller of Pilgrim, KY; 4 sisters, Jane Mullins of Pilgrim, KY, Lisa Jewell of Ashland and Virgie (last name unknown) of Louisville; 3 brothers, Ran Mullins and Malcolm Mullins both of Pike County and Andy Kirk Mullins of Inez. 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

PARKER, Rev. Luther
1904-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. Luther Parker, 79, Ashland, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov 2 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Rev. Jack Salyer and Rev. J. L. Hollingsworth. Burial was to be in Dixon Cemetery. Rev. Parker died Oct 30 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Parker was born May 27,1 904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jarrett and Julie Rivers Parker. He was a member of Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a retired molder with the Dayton Malleable Co. in Ironton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hester Boggs Parker, 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Clarke and Mrs. Norma Griffith both of Ashland, a son, James Parker of Ashland, a brother, Okie Parker of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Dowler and Mrs. Elma Lewis both of Ashland, 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

PARSLEY, William R.
1907-1983
Funeral services for William Riley Parsley, 76, Louisa were conducted Nov 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington. Mr. Parsley died Nov 3 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness.. Mr. Parsley was born Feb 17, 1907 in Louisa, a son of the late Sherman and Maude Vinson Parsley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Fluty Parsley. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Betty Robinson of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Marie West and Mrs. Rowana Benny, both of Centerburg, OH, Mrs. Lena Green of Westerville, OH and Mrs. Ann Backus of Haines City, FL, 2 sons, Jack Parsley of Centerburg and Sherman Parsley of Louisa, 5 sisters, Mrs. Marie Gilpin, Mrs. Blanche Dilly and Mrs. Isabelle Maynard, all of Louisa, Mrs. Arlene Rogers of Charlottesville, VA and Mrs. Betty Sparks of Ashland; a brother, Calloway Parsley of Ashland, and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9,1 983

PICKRELL, Carrie
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Carrie Pickrell, were conducted Oct 27 in the First United Methodist Church in Louisa by Rev. Lynn t. Jones. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Pickrell died Oct 24 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Pickrell was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late Milton and Sophia Muncy Pickrell. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Huntington and a retired U. S. Postal Service worker. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Diamond of Ashland and Miss Leta Pickrell of Huntington and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

POLLEY, Frank
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Frank Polley, 83, Sciotoville, OH, were conducted Nov 2 at 2 p.m. in the Sciotodale Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Blaine Ettersing. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH. Mr. Polley died Oct 30 in Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth following a brief illness. He was a member of the Sciotodale Baptist Church, Western Sun Masonic Lodge, and was retired from Empire Detroit Steel. Survivors include a son, Lowell Polley of Columbus, a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Kirschner of Cleveland Heights, OH, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several cousins who reside in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

PREECE, James Harvey
Funeral services for James Harvey Preece, 76, Warfield, were conducted Nov 16 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with burial in Harvey Preece Cemetery at Pilgrim. Mr. Preece died Nov 14 of an apparent heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Lackey Preece, 5 sons, R. J. Preece of Columbus, OH, T. J. Preece of Louisa, Willis Preece and Greg Preece, both of Pilgrim and Stewart Preece of Inez, 1 step daughter, Elsie Vante of Breedon, WV and 3 stepson, Doug Ezra Fraley of Van Lear, Lon Howard of Pilgrim and Tiny Fields of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

QUEEN, John Justice
1886-1983
Funeral services for John Justice Queen, 97, route 4, Louisa, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 23 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Queen died Nov 19 in Elmwood Village Nursing home in Ashland. Mr. Queen was born Apr 14, 1886 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Kerrick and Eliza Holbrook Queen. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie E. Queen, a son, John R. Queen of Westwood, 3 daughters, Mrs. Herma Smith of Ashland, Mrs. Lois E. Kinute of Grand Rapids, MI and Mrs. Emogene Gibson of Louisa, 4 brothers, C. J. Queen, and Kerrick Queen both of Westwood, Kalvin Queen of Denton and Alphonso Queen of Louisa; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

RATCLIFF, Sadie (Maynard)
1887-1983
Funeral services for Fallsburg native, Mrs. Sadie Ratcliff, 96, Ceredo were conducted Nov 8 in Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by Rev. Homer Pelfrey. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ratcliff died Nov 4 in Huntington nursing home. Mrs. Ratcliff was born Jul 14m 1887, in Fallsburg, KY a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Missouri Marcum Maynard. Surviving are her husband, James W. Ratcliff, 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Lee of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Juanita Smith of Kenova and Mrs. Charlene Hunt of Huntington, 3 sons, James W. Ratcliff, Jr. of Ceredo, Albert Ratcliff of Brownsville, TX and Virgil Ratcliff of Huntington, a sister, Mrs. Eva Dixon of Ceredo; a brother, Virgil Maynard of Huntington, 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

RICE, Trueman
1923-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Trueman Rice, 60, route 1, Wurtland, were conducted Nov 18 in Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with burial in Pennsylvania Cemetery at Naples. Mr. Rice died Nov 15 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Rice was born Jan 8,1 923 in Lawrence County, a son of Edgar and Boshie McDowell Rice. He was a self-employed construction worker, a World War II veteran and attended Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ivory Haywood Rice, a son, Timmy Joe Rice at home, 3 daughters, Phillis Stephens of Flatwoods and Debbie Kilburn and Alma Jean Adams, both of Danleyton, 5 brothers, Cecil Rice of South Point, Edgar Rice of Delaware, OH, Conrad Rice of Columbus, Gordon Rice of South Bloomfield, OH, and Donald Rice of Wurtland, 3 sisters, Lauvern Lawson of Columbus, Goldie Salyers of Ironville and Joyce Stephens of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

SMITH, Mary L. (Smith)
1892-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Smith, 91, Louisa, were conducted Nov 18 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Overton with burial in Watson Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Nov 15 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Sep 9,1892 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Nan Watson Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Smith. She was a member of Bolts Fork Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Clyde G. Smith of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN and Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Dayton, a brother, Howard Smith of Ashland and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

SPENCE, Anna (Elam)
1899-1983
Funeral services for Louisa resident Anna Elam Spence, 83, will be conducted Nov 3 at 11 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Mrs. Spence died Oct 31 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington after visiting her sister, Mrs. Janice Marie Bryant of Huntington for the past few weeks. She was born Nov 1, 1899 at Halderman, KY the daughter of the late John W. and Elta Hall Elam. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and was the widow of Luther Spence. Surviving include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Loftice of Fredericksburg, VA; 5 sisters, Mrs. Audella Webb, Ashland,Mrs. Nola Lambert of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Nora Plumley of Tucson, AZ, Mrs. Daisy Adkins of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Janice Marie Bryant of Huntington; 1 brother, Everett Elam of Charleston, WV, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1983

SPENCER, J. H.
1900-1983
Funeral services for J. H. Spencer, 83, Louisa, were conducted Nov 4 in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Spencer died Nov 2. Mr. Spencer was born Jun 17, 1900 at Thelma, a son of the late Thomas J. and Renieca Elizabeth Murray Spencer. He was a retired bookkeeper for J. R. Miller Wholesale Grocery Co., in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frona Spencer, Louisa, 1 daughter: Mrs. John J. McDaniel, Huntington, WV; 1 sister: Mrs. Maude Hatcher, Hindman, KY; 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

STUART, Fred
1892-1983
Funeral services for retired sawmill owner, and 16 year member of the Lawrence board of education, were Nov 15 in Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by Rev. Charles Wright and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial of Fred Stuart was in Hutchinson Cemetery. Mr. Stuart, 91, died Sunday in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. He was a member of the board of education in the 1940'2 and 1950's and was the retired owner of Stuart Lumber Co. Mr. Stuart was born Sep 21, 1892, at Green Valley, KY, a son of the late C. B. and Mary Ann Adams Stuart. He was founder of Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Hutchinson Stuart; 2 daughters, Katharine June Stuart of Livermore, CA and Dora Turner of Wayland, a son, Benny Joe Stuart of Louisa, a sister, Jessie Hewlett of Naples and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

STURGILL, Ottie
1924-1983
Funeral services for Ottie Sturgill, 59, Blaine, were conducted in Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers, Tom Sturgill and Homer Evans, with burial in Sturgill Cemetery. Mr. Sturgill died Nov 21 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a brief illness. Mr. Sturgill was born Feb 6, 1924 at Martha, a son of Lonnie C. Sturgill of Martha and the late Susan Griffith Sturgill. Surviving are his step mother, Martha Sturgill of Martha, 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal Williams and Mrs. Peggy Davis, both of Columbus, OH and a brother, Marvin Sturgill of Youngstown, FL. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

THORNSBERRY, Richard
1883-1983
Funeral services for Richard Thornsberry, 100, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Nov 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Hall and Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Thornsberry Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Thornsberry, a retired farmer, died Nov 24 at the residence. Mr. Thornsberry was born Sep 16, 1883 in Floyd County, a son of the late William and Susan Goodman Thornsberry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irine Albright Thornsberry, a son, George Thornsberry of Mount Sterling, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Hammond of Mount Sterling, OH, a sister, Mrs. Jen Sauvage of Rush, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were George Howell, Bob Hammond, Roy McDowell, Don Hammond, Charlie Hammond and Don McDowell. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1983

TRIPLETT, Raymond
1918-1983
Funeral services for Raymond Triplett, 65, Louisa, were conducted Nov 11 in the Friendship United Baptist Church in Louisa by Rev. Sammy Branham. Burial was in Emory Frazier Cemetery. Mr. Triplett died Nov 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Triplett was born Jan 10,1 918, in Louisa, a son of the late Alexander and Margie Miller Triplett. He was a retired Lawrence county employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cordia Frazier Triplett, 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Mae Faye, Mrs. Magdaline Faye and Mrs. Margie Lou Rouch, all of Kenton, OH, 2 sons, Raymond Triplett, Jr. of Forest, OH and Roger Triplett of Kenton, 2 sisters: Mrs. Myrtle, Allen, Kenton, OH, Mrs. Josephine Carter, Columbus, a half sister: Mrs. Velma Clarke, Columbus, 5 brothers: Ezra Triplett, Randall Triplett and Sam Triplett all of Columbus, John Triplett of Pataskala, OH, George Triplett of Kitts Hill, OH; 24 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

VANHOOSE, Edgar W. (Tootie)
1918 -1983
Last rites for Mayor Edgar W. (Tootie) VanHoose, a former county judge, were conducted Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Robert C. Pugh. The 65 years old Mayor VanHoose collapsed about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday Nov 2 at Louisa City Hall and was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa. In his third term as Louisa Mayor, Mr. VanHoose also served as county judge, city police judge and a three-term city councilman. He had been active in Republican politics in Johnson County for many years and first came to Louisa as manager of the VanHoose Lumber co., a branch of a Paintsville firm. He continue to manage the Louisa branch until it closed. Mr. VanHoose suffered a major disability in World War II and had suffered a heart attack earlier this year, although infirmed only a short while. Born May 8,1 918, in Paintsville, he was a son of Mrs. Vera Blair VanHoose of Paintsville and the late Albert VanHoose. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the United Methodist Church, Louisa Lodge IOOF, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Catlettsburg Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flemia Melvin VanHoose; 3 sons: James L. VanHoose, Ashland, KY; Edgar W. "Teenie" Middlesboro, KY, Albert J. VanHoose, Paintsville; mother: Vera VanHoose, Paintsville; 1 sister: Miss Phyllis VanHoose, Lexington, KY; 1 brother: Jack D. VanHoose, Paintsville; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1983

VINSON, Charles B.
1918-1983
Burial services for former Lawrence County Sheriff Charles B. Vinson were Nov 17 in See Cemetery. The 65 year old coal operator and former county surveyor died Nov 15 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were conducted in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Olan Kearns. Mr. Vinson, also a local farmer was born Oct 12, 1918 in Louisa, a son of the late Edward Jennings and Emma Adkins Vinson. He was a member of the Free Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Vinson, 2 daughters: Miss Toni Vinson at home, Mrs. Brenda Kay Isaac, Louisa; 3 sons: Lawrence E. Vinson, James W. Vinson and Charley L. Vinson all of route 5, Louisa; 1 sister: Mrs. Henry Kearns, Louisa; 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1983

VINSON, Roberta (Dixon)
1898-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Dixon Vinson, 85, Washington, D.C. wife of the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, were conducted Nov 8 in Washington Cathedral with burial in Johnson Cemetery at West Liberty. The Louisa native died Nov 6 at the residence following an extended illness. She was born Jan 25, 1898 in Louisa, a daughter of Robert and Marsella Borders Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1953. She was a member of the board of Columbia Hospital for Women, and was a volunteer for several charitable organizations. Surviving are 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1983

WHEELER, Blanche (Hardin)
1911-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Mae (Pud) Wheeler, 72, of Louisa, were conducted Oct 27 in First Baptist Church of Louisa by Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born Jun 18, 1911 in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Rev. Franklin and Cora Barnes Hardin. She is survived by husband, Russell Wheeler, 1 daughter: Mrs. Wanda Wheeler Clevenger, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Lora McCoy, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Alma Holbrook, Kinston, NC, Mrs. Bess Prichard, Louisa; 2 grandsons, Mark Wheeler Clevenger and Eric Brooke Clevenger, both of Louisa. "Pud" as she was affectionately known, was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. She retired as secretary of the Sunday School in Oct 1980, after having served 22 yeas. She served as pianist until Apr 1965, at which time she became organist. She was also an active member of the Women's Missionary Union. Mrs. Wheeler a faithful member of the church for 18 years did not miss one service. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 198

WINCHELL, Ruby (Daniels)
1939-1983
Funeral services for Ruby Mae Winchell, 44, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 24 in Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church by ministers, Pete Robinette and Johnny Adkins. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Winchell died Nov 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following a brief illness. Mrs. Winchell was born Jul 7, 1939 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Morton and Monnie Hall Daniels. Surviving are her husband, Wray Winchell, 3 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Presley of Fort Gay and Miss Louise Daniels and Miss Susan Ray Winchell, at home, 5 step daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Farr of Ashtabula, OH, Miss Donita Winchell at home, Mrs. Judy Robinson of Louisa, Miss Darlene Winchell and Miss Denise F. Winchell, both at home, 3 stepsons, Denver S. Winchell of Ashtabula, Dickie Winchell at home, and Danny Ray Winchell of St. Marys, WV; 3 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Webb, Mrs. Floria Gipin and Mrs. Pauline Clark, all of Louisa, 2 brothers, Lon Daniels and George Daniels, both of Louisa and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1983

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BOGGS, Roma May (Shepherd-Jackson)
1908-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Roma May Shepherd Jackson Boggs, 75, of Ashland, were conducted Dec 2 in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Boggs died Dec 29 at King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Boggs was born May 1, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lige and Mary Elizabeth Wells Shepherd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Boggs. Surviving are a son, Johnny Jackson of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Dec 7, 1983

BOWEN, Carl
Funeral services for Carl Bowe, 70, Louisa, were conducted Dec 21 in the residence with burial in Bowen Cemetery. Mr. Bowen died Dec 19 at the residence following an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delva Bowen, 3 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Crum of Louisa, Mrs. Vada Hall of Hilliard, OH, and Mrs. May Myers of Hillsvile, VA, and 3 sons, Kermit Bowen of Louisa, Willie Bowen of Hilliard and Orville Bowen of Ohio. Big Sandy News, Dec 28,1 983

BOYD, June (Brown)
1902-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. June Brown Boyd, 81 of Freeman, WV, were conducted Dec 3 in Cravens-Shires Chapel with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princetown, WV.  Mrs. Boyd died Nov 30 in Bluefield Community Hospital. She was born Mar 13, 1902 at Henrietta, KY, a daughter of Benjamin and Amy Leslie Brown. Her husband, Dewey Boyd died in 1970. Mrs. Boyd was a resident of Freeman for 21 years and an organizer of the Burke Baptist Church at Keystone, WV. Survivors include a son, Tommy Boyd of Freeman, 1 daughter, Mrs. Lillian Dickenson, Waldorf, MD, 5 brothers, Kenner Brown of Oceana, WV, Benny Brown, Martinsburg, PA, Herman Brown of Oregon and Wesley Brown of Huntington, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mae Chandler and Mrs. Rosie Crum both of Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Salyers of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1983

CAREY, William Milton
1918-1983
Funeral services for William Milton Carey, 65, 201 Pike St., Louisa, were conducted Dec 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. George Mays. Burial was in the Golden Oakes Memorial Gardens at Ashland, with full military honors. The Military came from Fort Knox to Louisa and to the Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Carey died Dec 16 at the residence. Mr. Carey was born Sep 25, 1918, at Wilbur, a son of the late William and Carrie Swetman Carey. He retired from the U. S. Army where he was a captain with the Corps of Engineers. Surviving are 1 daughter: Miss Robin Lynn Carey, Myrtle Beach, SC; 4 sons: William James Carey, Warner-Robbins, GA; Charles Anderson Carey, Huntington, WV, David Milton Carey, Kenova, WV, PFC. John Kevin Carey, Ft. Bragg, NC; 1 sister: Mrs. Don C. "Carolyn" Childers, Catlettsburg, KY; 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1983

EDWARDS, Lester
1918-1983
Funeral services for Lester (Fat Man) Edwards, 65, of Fort Gay, former newsman with The Big Sandy News, were conducted Dec 22 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, former owner of Fat Man's Tavern in Fort Gay died Dec 19 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. The veteran of World War II was employed for 24 years with the Louisa newspaper as a linotype operator and pressman. He retired in 1974 when The Big Sandy News converted to offset. Mr. Edwards was born Jul 20, 1918 at Freeburn, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Ward Edwards. He was a member of the Free will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Anderson Edwards, 5 stepsons, Ralph M. Justice, Jr., of Louisa, Eugene Justice of Buchanan, Wayne D. Justice of Columbus, R. P. Justice of Fort Gay and Mitchell Layne of Norfolk, VA; 1 sister, Thelma Richards of Greenbelt, MD and 4 brothers, Rome Edwards of Fort Gay, Oscar Edwards of Louisa, Warren Edwards of Franklin, OH and Gilbert Edwards of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1983

ESTEP, Edgle Jay
1916-1983
Funeral services for Edgle Jay Estep, 67, Louisa, will be conducted Dec 14 at Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Estep died Dec 12, 1983 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Estep was born Apr 9, 1916 in Lawrence County, son of the late James Estep and Rebecca May Estep. He was a retired foundry laborer. Survivors include his wife, Pearlene Moore Estep, 4 daughters, Mrs. Mattie Davis of Columbus, Mrs. Ruth West of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Emmajean Hopper of Urbana, OH, and Mrs. Diana Grim of Louisa, 3 sons, Russell Estep and Dennis Estep, both of Louisa and Edgle Estep of Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lesta Robinette and Mrs. Lula Thompson, both of Louisa, 1 brother, Kay Estep, Louisa, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

FYFFE, Edward
1916-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa businessman Edward Fyffe, 67, Louisa, were conducted Dec 2 in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Fyffe was born May 17, 1916 at Piqua, OH, a son of the late John J. and Mary Lester Fyffe. He was a retired partner and manager of City Loan Co. in Louisa, a Kentucky colonel, a World War II veteran and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist church and Lawrence County DAV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Maxine Nolan Fyffe, a son, James Edward Fyffe of Flint, MI, a sister Mrs. Minnie White of Columbus, 3 brothers, Samuel Fyffe and Johnny Fyffe both of Circleville, OH and Herbert Fyffe of Galloway, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1 983

GREEN, Howard
Funeral services for Howard Green, 52, Blaine, were conducted Dec 13 in Paintsville Funeral Home with burial in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Green, a self-employed carpenter and farmer, died in Humana Hospital Louisa, Dec 9. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva D. Green and a son, Randall Lee Green of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

HAYES, Herman
1905-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Herman Hayes, 78, Dayton, OH were conducted Dec 13 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Dec 10 in Dayton. Mr. Hayes was born Sep 21, 1905 in Louisa, a son of the late Greenville and Nancy Ludina Carter Hayes. He was a retired division sales manager of O'Cedar Corp in Chicago, IL. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nell Preston Hayes, a son, Glenn Hayes of Dayton, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler of Lowmansville and Miss Vertie Hayes of Louisa and brother, Kenneth Hayes of Louisa and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

LITTLE, Oscar
1915-1983
Funeral services for Oscar Little, 68, Blaine, were conducted Dec 12 in Jones-Preston funeral Home in Paintsville by Rev. Bennie Blankenship with burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Mr. Little died Dec 8 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Little was born Jul 23, 1915 in Floyd County, a son of Pollie Johnson Little of Weeksbury and the late Pharoah Little. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Croley Little, a son, Ermin Jervis Little of Illinois, 2 brothers, Orland Little and Donald Little, both of Weeksbury, 4 sisters, Mrs. Edna Hall of Deane, Mrs. Hattie Veverick of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Elva Pack of Wheelwright and Mrs. Ethel Newsome of  Weeksbury and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

MCBRAYER, Mary (Skaggs)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Skaggs McBrayer, 83, Plain City, OH, were conducted Dec 6 in Ferguson Funeral Home  with interment in Forest Grove Cemetery. Mrs. McBrayer died Dec 3. She attended the Hayden Baptist Church. Mrs. McBrayer was the daughter of Lewis and Ida Skaggs, who died in 1939. Her husband, George D. McBrayer died in 1971. Survivors include 2 nieces, Mrs. Freda Griffith of Columbus and Mrs. Eliarie White of Rockford, IL and a nephew, Harold Skaggs of Florida. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

MOORE, Everett
1908-1983
Funeral services for Everett Moore, 75, Louisa, were conducted Dec 9 in Mary United Baptist Church at Charley by Elders Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Dec 7 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born Jan 2, 1908 in Louisa, a son of the late Jerry and Ardelia Thompson Moore. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie VanHoose of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Cella Hinkle of Fort Gay, WV, 3 brothers, Sam Moore and Harlin Moore, both of Louisa and Bert Moore of Mechanicsburg. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

RICE, Ida (Kinner)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Rice, 86, Buchanan, were conducted Dec 26 in Buchanan Chapel by Rev. Frank Wallace, and Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Rice died Dec 22 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mrs. Rice was born Jan 11, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Mercy Ann Hogan Kinner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Rice, in 1948. She was a member of the United Methodist Church on Bear Creek. Surviving are a son, Everett A. "Buck" Rice of Catlettsburg, 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna Louise "Peggy" Edison and Mrs. Bertha Mudd, both of South Point, OH, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1983

SMITH, Hobert
1897-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hobert Smith, 86, Ashland, were conducted Dec 18 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Smith died Dec 14 in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Nov 23, 1897 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles F. and Nannie Watson Smith. He was a retired farmer and barber. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Dalton Smith, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Audrey Fannin of Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1983

SPENCE, Daisy (Bowen)
1902-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Spence, 81, Tomahawk, were conducted Dec 12 in Phillip Cole Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Spence Cemetery. Mrs. Spence died Dec 10 at the residence of a daughter Ruby Mollett of Pilgrim, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Spence was born Dec 6, 1902 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Rufus and Haley Bowen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Spence. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 40 years. Surviving are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Setser of Louisa and Mrs. Trixie Meek of Williamsport; 4 sons, George Spence, Howard Spence and Luther Spence, all of Tomahawk, and Curtis Spence of Flat Gap, 54 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

SPENCER, Charles W.
1924-1983
Funeral services for Louisa native Charles W. Spencer, 59, Columbus, were conducted Dec 24 in Spencer Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Spencer died Dec 22 at the residence. Mr. Spencer was born Mar 7, 1924 in Louisa, a son of the late Charlie and Laura (Spencer) Spencer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie Mae Brown Spencer; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lorna Mae Rose and Mrs. Delphine Vincent, both of Virginia Beach, VA; 2 sons, William E. Spencer of Virginia Beach and James A. Spencer of Ekiah, CA; 5 step children, 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McKinster and Mrs. Mary McKinster, both of Louisa and Mrs. Viola Thompson of Webster, FL, a brother, Kenneth Spencer of Fort Gay, WV, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28,1983

STARK, Todd A.
1970-1983
Funeral services for Todd A. Stark, 13, Proctorville, OH, were conducted Nov 16 in Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Mortuary by Dr. Garrett H. Evans with burial in Rome Cemetery. The teenager died Nov 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born Jul 27, 1970 in Huntington. He was an 8th grade student at Fairland West, a member of the Fairland Junior High track team, member of the National Roller Skating Association active in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a fund raiser and in the foundations' marathon run. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Burchett Stark, of Proctorville, his father, W. Ronald Stark of Huntington, grandparents, Mrs. Edith Burchett of Webbville and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stark of Sarasota, FL, step mother, Faye Stark of Huntington, 2 aunts, Karen Stark of Huntington and Judy Conard of Huntington, 1 uncle, Gary Stark of Chesapeake, 1 sister, Dusti J. Stark of Proctorville, 1 stepsister, Melinda Gilbert of Huntington, 1 sister in law, Kathi Stark of Huntington, 2 brothers, Tony Stark of Proctorville and Ron Stark of Huntington, 1 stepbrother, Andy Gilbert of Sinoia, GA and 1 niece, Amy Stark of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

STARKEY, Odra (Adams)
1915-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Orda Pennington Starkey, 67, of Circleville, were conducted Dec 5 in Circleville with burial in Kingston Cemetery. Mrs. Starkey died Dec 2 in Circleville Health Care Center following a 2 month illness. Mrs. Starkey was born Dec 23, 1915 at Oak Hill, a daughter of the late Lafe and Sarah Churchill Adams. Survivors include a sister, Vicie Graves and 3 sisters-in-law, Peggie Adams of Kenova, Elizabeth Adams of Frankfort and Highly Jane Adams of Circleville. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1983

THOMPSON, Frederick Arthur
Funeral services for Frederick Arthur Thompson, 60, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 13 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Willard Robertson with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. The retired electrician died Dec 10 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Thompson was born in Wayne county a son of the late Mary Noe Thompson and Garland Thompson of Wayne. He was a member of the Open Bible Tabernacle and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Delores Hanes Thompson died in 1980. Additional survivors include 2 sons, Jeffrey Thompson of Fort Gay and Douglas Thompson of Huntington, 2 sisters, Betty Caston of Fort Gay and Carol Pancake of Columbus, 2 brothers, Lowell Thompson of Ashland and Charles G. Thompson of Williamson, WV and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1983

VANHOOSE, Nora Sue (Weddington)
1893-1983
Funeral services for Nora Sue Weddington VanHoose, 90, of Fort Gay , were conducted Tuesday Dec 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery. Mrs. VanHoose died Dec 23, 1983 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born Jul 14, 1893, the daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Christian Weddington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Clarence VanHoose. Survivors are 2 daughters: Mrs. Charlotte Baker, Barstoll, CA; Mrs. Roberta J. Lane , Stuart, FL; 1 son: William Russell VanHoose, New Port Rickey, FL; 1 son, deceased: Charley C. Vanhoose, Jr. who died in 1974; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1983

WARD, Willie
1896-1983
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Willie Ward, 87, Columbus, were conducted Dec 23 in Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Henry Skaggs and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Catalpa Cemetery. Mr. Ward died Dec 20. Mr. Ward was born Oct 24, 1896 in Johnson County, a son of the late Alex and Amanda Mollett Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Ward, in 1972. He was a retired farmer and member of the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Eula Meek, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Frances Irene Wellman, Johnstown, OH, 2 sons: Glenn Ward and Herman Ward both of Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Stella Staniford, Boonscamp, KY, Mrs. Dora Adams, Louisa; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1983

WEBB, King B.
1911-1983
Funeral services for King Bird Webb, 72, Ulysses, were conducted Dec 21 in Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Webb died Dec 18 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Mar 27, 1911 at Ulysses, a son of the late John and Martelia Edwards Webb. He was a retired miner and minister. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willa Louise Puckett Webb; 2 sisters: Mrs. Elta Castle, Ulysses and Mrs. Martha Coffey, Ashland; 1 brother: Edd Webb, Ashland, several nieces and nephews.

WELLMAN, Arlie
Funeral services for Arlie Wellman, 56, Dayton, OH, were conduced Dec 14 in Whitmer Brothers Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Smith. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Korean War veteran died Dec 12 at the residence. He is survived by his wife, Frances Wellman, a son, Roger Wellman of Dayton, his mother, Martha Wellman of Webbville, a brother, Charles J. Wellman of Dayton, 2 sisters, Elva Wellman of Webbville and Blanche Asberry of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Wellman and a brother, Harry Ray Wellman. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1983

WILSON, Lorraine (Hollida)
Funeral services for Lorraine H. Wilson, 73, retired supervisor for National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D. C. were conducted Dec 7 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, MD with burial in Elmwood Cemetery at Shephardstown, WV. Mrs. Wilson died Dec 4 at Ravenswood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, MD. The former medical secretary was born in Jefferson County, WV, daughter of the late George and Nellie Cost Hollida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Suddith Wilson. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Wayne Wilson, Louisa, a niece, Jane Salyer, Lakeland, FL, nephews, Fred Wilson, Westerville, OH, Gene Wilson, Louisa, and George Wilson, Virginia Beach, VA, and several cousins. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1983

WILSON, Wayne Allen
1910-1983
Funeral services for Wayne Allen Wilson, 73, Louisa, were conducted Dec 23 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Dec 20 in Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Wilson was born Sep 4, 1910 in Louisa, a son of the late Arbie S. and Emma See Wilson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Haws Wilson in 1982. He was retired from the U. S. Navy, a member of First Baptist Church of Louisa, a member of the Lawrence County Chapter DAV, VFW, a Kentucky Colonel and a past noble grand of Louisa Oddfellows. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Melvin "Jane" Salyers, Lakeland, F: 3 sons: Gene Wilson, Louisa, Fred Allen Wilson, Westerville, OH, George Wayne Wilson, Virginia Beach, VA; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1983

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