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AUSTIN, Tina (Fitch)
1895-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Tina F. Austin, 88, Ulysses, were conducted Jan 8 in Belles Chapel Church by Rev. James Hayes and Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. Austin died Jan 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Her husband, William Austin died in1958. She was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Melissa Fitch. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Garnett Austin and Virginia Slone, both of Ulysses; one sister, Mexie Boyd, route 1, Louisa, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

BLANKENSHIP, Ed
1909-1984
Funeral services for Ed Blankenship, 74, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jan 16 in Bradley Gap Church at Yatesville by ministers Eddie Wiler and Mike Roberts. Burial was in Benard Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship died Jan 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Blankenship was born Mar 8, 1909, in Lawrence County. He was a deacon of the Bradley Gap Church and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Rose Benard Blankenship; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Bradley of Louisa, 3 brothers, Arthur Blankenship of Louisa, Wayne Blankenship of West Liberty, OH and Lawrence Blankenship of Akron, OH and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

BOGGS, Joe
1902-1984
Funeral services for Joe Boggs, 81, Blaine were 10 a.m. Jan 11 at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Bondie Salyers. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died Jan 8, 1984 at Springfield, OH. Mr. Boggs was bonr Jul 23, 1902, the son of Nelson Boggs and Willie Pan Stidhem. His wife, Addie Moore Boggs preceded him in death in 1980. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Nola Boggs, one brother, Ted Boggs of Blaine and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1984

BRANHAM, Paul Frank
1906-1984
Funeral services for Paul Frank Branham, 77, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 22 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Branham died Jan 20 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Branham was born May 18, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Frank and Rebecca Shannon Branham. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Cartmell Branham; 6 daughters, Mrs. Ben Figg, Mrs. Ruth Preece, and Mrs. Roger Bevins, all of Louisa, Mrs. Arlie Adams of Ohio, Mrs. Glen Adams of Ashland and Mrs. Barbara Manson of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, Frank D. Branham and Jimmie L. Branham, both of Louisa. 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1984

BROWN, Bertha (Akers)
1935-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa residence, Mrs. Bertha Brown, 48, Louisville, were conducted Dec 29 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Dec 23 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Brown was born Apr 7, 1935, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Mrs. Vernon Spillman Akers of Louisa and the late Victor Akers. She was an employee of the Louisville post office. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Delva Riffe of Ashland and a brother, John H. Akers of Pine Bluff, Ark. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

BURGESS, Imogene (Wallace)
1901-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene Burgess, 82, 413 Sycamore St., Louisa, were conducted Jan 2 in Young Funeral Home by ministers, Gallie Isaac, Cecil Hill and Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Burgess died Dec 30 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Burgess was born Aug 22, 1901, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John Albert and Elizabeth Emmazelta Moore Wallace. Her husband, Homer Burgess preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Georginna Burgess of Louisa, a son, Homer "Buddy" Burgess, Jr., of New York, 2 brothers, Austin Wallace of Pineair, NY and Stanley Wallace of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

COMPTON, William T.
1902-1983
Funeral services for Yatesville native William Tanner Compton, 81, of Edwardsville, IL, were conducted Jan 2 with burial in Valley View Cemetery at Edwardsville. Mr. Compton died Dec 29, in Oliver C. Anderson Hospital at Maryville. He was born Feb 14, 1902, in Yatesville, KY, a son of the late James and Rosetta VanHoose Compton. He married Monnie Handley in Louisa, KY on Mar 7, 1925. Also surviving are a son Tanner Handley Compton of Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Rose Marie) Kuchta of Edwardsville, 4 grandchildren, Robert Tanner Compton of Maryland Heights, MO, Patricia Ann Compton of Overland Park, KS, Keith Alan Kuchta and Brian Alan Kuchta, both of Edwardsville, and 4 nephews, Ronald, Jim Frank, Leonard Vinson and Wayne Scott Compton, all of Louisa. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers. Mr. Compton formerly owned a Buick and Pontiac automobile agency in Louisa. He was employed by Northeast Water and Electric Co., as manager of the Louisa Water Co., until 1943, when he was transferred to Edwardsville as assistant manager of 5 Illinois water companies. He later was employed by the Warren and Van Pragg Engineers of Decatur. In the late 1950's he started the ornamental iron fabricating shop in Edwardsville. He was a former member of the Edwardsville Rotary Club, a past member of the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Big Buckle Club and Madison County Historical Society. He was a member of St. Johns' Methodist Church, Edwardsville. Big Sandy News, Jan, 11, 1984

CYRUS, Jeff
1900-1984
Funeral services for Jeff Cyrus, 83, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 24, in Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Bruce Daniel, Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Cyrus died Jan 22 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. He was born Aug 2, 1900 in Louisa, a son of the late Joe and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. The retired self-employed farmer and oil well driller was a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Macil Wellman Cyrus, 2 daughters: Mrs. Don Wellman and Mrs. Lorraine Davis, both of Louisa; 4 sons: Billy Joe Cyrus, Robert G. Cyrus, Scott Cyrus, all Louisa, Jack R. Cyrus of Flatwoods, KY; 1 step daughter: Mrs. Joe Kearns, Fort Gay; 1 step son: Ronnie Wellman, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Martin, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Elmon Clay Pigg, Columbus, Mrs. Irene Muncy, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Jim Lowe, Columbus; 3 brothers: Sheridan Cyrus, Paintsville, KY, Raymond Cyrus, route 1, Louisa, Frank Cyrus, Chesapeake, OH; 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1984

DIAMOND, Carrie Lee (Spillman)
1904-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Lee Diamond, 79, Louisa, were conducted Jan 5 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mickey Davis. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died Jan 2 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Diamond was born Aug 8, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Jane Berry Spillman. Her husband, Johnnie Diamond, died in 1973. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Chapman and Mrs. Betty Chaffin both of Louisa; 3 sons: Junior Ray Diamond, route 1 Fort Gay, Jimmie Lee Diamond, Marysville, OH, Johnnie Paul Diamond, Richwood, OH; 1 brother: Lindsey Spillman, route 4, Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

HALE, William H.
1896-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, William Henderson Hale, 87, Ashland, were conducted Jan 12 in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Charles R. Humphrey and Rev. Charles Turkington. Mr. Hale was born Nov 2, 1896 in Louisa, a son of the late George W. and Louticia Mellon Hale. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa and a World War I Navy veteran. He served in the transportation department of the Chessie System for over 50 years, and was a member of the Transportation and Communication Employees Union. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Imogene See Hale, a daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Webb of Ashland, a granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

HARDIN, Harvey
1901-1983
Funeral services for Gallup native, Harvey Hardin, 82, Ashland, were conducted Dec 21, in Ashland. The retired dispatcher for the Chessie System died Dec 17 in King's Daughters' Hospital. He was born Nov 23, 1901, at Gallup, son of the late William H. and Lucretia Preece Hardin. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara J. Cyrus and Janet R. Stevens, both of Ashland, one son, Johnnie G. Hardin of the U. S. Air Force in Sicily and 5 grandchildren. The former Louisa resident was a member of the Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

HASHMAN, Pearly (McCoy)
1938-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearly Jane Hashman, 45, Blaine, were conducted Jan 14, at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Jane Mollett in Blaine by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery. Mrs. Hashman died Jan 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Hashman was born Apr 21, 1938, at Inez, a daughter of the late Sergent "Buddy" and Goldie Osborn McCoy. Also surviving are her husband, Carl Hashman, 2 daughters: Teresa Lynn Whalen, Columbus, OH, Janet Marie Mollett, Blaine; 1 son: Russell Hashman, at home; 2 stepdaughters: Jane Morris, and Cathy Wylie both of Columbus; 3 stepsons: Steve Hashman, Mark Hashman, Ronnie Hashman, all of Columbus, 2 brothers: Russell McCoy, Columbus, Herman McCoy, Blaine; 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

HENSON, William
1928-1984
Funeral services for William Henson, 58, Louisa were conducted Jan 10 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Henson died Jan 8 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Henson was born Feb 28, 1928, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Emma B. Skeens Henson of Louisa and the late Edwin "Nig" Henson. Surviving are 1 son: Billy Gene Henson, Columbus, OH; 7 sisters: Mrs. Jean Servey, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Sally Lewis, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Ruth Henson, Mrs. Clara Buttery and Mrs. Linda Whiten all of Louisa Mrs. Mary McMillian, and Mrs. Lucy Henson, both of Chicago, IL, 5 brothers: Randolph Henson, Bob Henson, George Henson, Jay Henson, and Kenneth Henson, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

LITTLE, Ruth M. (Short)
1926-1984
Funeral services for Yatesville native Ruth M. Little, 57, of Beckley, WV, were conducted Jan 6 in United Methodist Temple with entombment in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mrs. Little died Jan 3 at the residence. Born Jul 5, 1926, in Yatesville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Millard F. and Laura Leedy Short. Mrs. Little was a homemaker, a member of the United Methodist Temple, the Eastern Star and a 25 year resident of Raleigh County. Survivors include her husband, Billy E. Little, a daughter, Cheryle Ann Little of Beckley; 4 sisters, Ida Lou Kelly of Louisville, KY, Mrs. Sherwood Sparks of Beckley, Claudia Justice of Charleston and Frances Vivette of Morristown, TN; and a brother, Millard F. Short, Jr., of Logan. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

MILLER, Levi
1886-1984
Funeral services for Levi Miller, 97, of Louisa were conducted Jan 4, at Heston Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Miller died Jan 1, in Humana Hospital, Louisa, of an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born Mar 26, 1886, the son of the late Arville and Alice Meade Miller. He was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church and Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM, and a charter member of Lowmansville Order of the Eastern Star 497. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Moore Miller, one son, Jerome E. Miller of Louisa; one stepson, Wendell Moore of Columbus, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

PUSKAS, Louie
1918-1984
Funeral services for Louie Puskas, 65, of Fort Gay, were Jan 11, at 1 p.m. in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery. Mr. Puskas died Jan 8, 1984 at home. Mr. Puskas was born Sep 9,1 918, the son of the late Gobar Puskas and Barbara Beteri. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Maynard Puskas, 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Powell of Taylor, MI and Mrs. Connie Thomason of Flat Rock, MI; one son, Louie Puskas of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Krepshaw of Huntsburg, OH and Mrs. Ann Hayley of Rock Creek, OH; 2 brothers, Frank Puskas of Cleveland, and Andy Puskas of Brookview; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 11 1984

ROSE, Georgia (McComis)
1891-1984
Funeral services for Mattie native, Mrs. Georgia Rose, 92, of Florence, SC, were to be conducted at 1:30 Wednesday, Jan 18 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland by Elder Don R. Johnson with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Rose, former Ashland resident, died Jan 15, in Florence. Mrs. Rose was born Jan 24, 1891, at Mattie, KY, a daughter of the late James F. and Frances Elizabeth McComis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Rose. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Vaughn of Ashland, Mrs. Mary W. Smith of Florence, a sister, Mrs. Cosby Hogston of Ashland; 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1984

SHANNON, Ruth
1921-1983
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, Miss Ruth Shannon, 62, Columbus, were conducted Dec 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Miss Shannon died Dec 27 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness. Miss Shannon was born May 23, 1921, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Lou Mullins Shannon. Surviving are 2 brothers, Walter Shannon and James Shannon both of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

SPILLMAN, Barbara (Carey)
1898-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Carey Spillman, 85, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Jan 25 (today), in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was to be in the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Spillman died at 10:03 a.m. Jan 22 in her home. Mrs. Spillman was born Jan 26, 1898, at Vista, WV, daughter of the late Lewis and Mary France Vernatter Carey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Spillman in 1958. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marion Priode of route 4, Louisa, one son, Harold Spillman of Farmersville, OH; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home conducted the services. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1984

TRAUTWEIN, Glen
1930-1984
Funeral services for Wayne merchant Glen Trautwein, 53, were conducted Jan 9 in Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, by Rev. Nolan Queen and Rev. Junior Lambert. Burial was in Community Memorial Gardens. Mr. Trautwein, co-owner of Trautwein's Supermarket, died Jan 6, in St. Mary's Hospital, in Huntington. He was born Jul 6, 1930, at Rittman, OH, a son of the late Carey W. Trautwein and Reba Riggs Trautwein. He was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church, member of board of directors of Associated Grocers, who were honorary pallbearers. Surviving are his wife, Norva Wallace Trautwein, a son and daughter in lawn, Sam D. Trautwein and Vickey Trautwein of route 1, Fort Gay, 3 brothers, Joe Trautwein and Kenneth Trautwein, both of route 1, Fort Gay, and Jerry Trautwein of route 1 Wayne and a granddaughter, Carey Lynn Trautwein of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1984

VINSON, Virginia (Caudill)
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Virginia Caudill Vinson, 65, Lynchburg, VA, were conducted Dec 30 in Fort Hill United Methodist Church with burial in Fort Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Vinson died Dec 27 in Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg. She was the wife of W. Jarrell Vinson of Lynchburg. Born in Powell County, she was a daughter of the late Dudley and Janie Fulks Caudill. She was a retired Lynchburg Public School teacher, member of the American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Education Association, Virginia Education Association and a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church. Other survivors include her step mother, Mrs. Olive D. Caudill, Morehead; 2 sons, Jerry Vinson of Monroe, VA and Robert Dudley Vinson of Atlanta, GA, and a daughter Mrs. Mary Ann Vinson Pillow, Blue Ridge, VA; a brother, Charles D. Caudill, St. Paris, OH and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy C. Pons, Fairfax, VA. Diuguid Funeral Service, Lynchburg, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

WEBB, Bessie (Robertson)
1916-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Robertson Webb, 67, of Fort Gay, will be today at 2 at Oak Grove Methodist Church. Burial is in Robertson Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Webb was born Apr 9, 1916, the daughter of the late Calvin and Rebecca Robertson. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Duncan of Columbus, and Mrs. Helen Frazier, Mrs. Kathleen Doss, Mrs. Rebecca Hardwick and Mrs. Lillian Hundley, all of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Dewey Lee Webb and Elmer Ray Webb, both of Fort Gay; 3 brothers, Boyd Robertson, John Robertson and Willie Robertson, all of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1984

WEBB, Truman
1934-1984
Funeral services for Rev. Truman Webb, 49, of Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 5 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard, and Rev. Junior Blevins. Burial was in Webb family cemetery. Rev. Webb died Jan 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a brief illness. Rev. Webb was born Jan 12, 1934, at Fort Gay, a son of Mrs. Cora Blevins Webb of Fort Gay and the late Pierce Webb. He was a custodian for Wayne County Health Department and a construction electrician. He was a member of Open Bible Tabernacle in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Maynard Webb, 5 daughters, Rita Thompson, Sherry Williams, and Sheila Lycan, all of Fort Gay, Roxanne Webb and Amanda Leigh Webb, both at home, a son, Monte Craig Webb of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Mavis Borders of Wurtland, Okey Grant of Huntington, WV, and Augusta Smith of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Arvis Webb and Edgle Webb, both of Fort Gay and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1984

WILLS, Mark Christopher
1964-1984
Funeral services for Mark Christopher Wills, 19, route 1, Owingsville, were conducted Jan 7, in Owingsville Church of Christ with burial in Owingsville Cemetery. The freshman at Morehead State University died Jan 4 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington following a lengthy bout with leukemia. The son of John K. and Patricia McKinster wills, was a 1982 graduate of Bath County High School and a member of the football team. He was recognized as the Outstanding 4-H Senior of 1982 and served as president of the Future Farmers of America and received the 1982 Senior 4-H Photography Award. He attended MSU on an Agriculture Scholarrship. He was a member of Owingsville Church of Christ. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. H. B. (Janna) Jones; 2 nephews, Jeffrey and Travis Jones, Owingsville; maternal grandparents, Mirel and Mildred McKinster, Louisa, paternal grandfather, C. c. wills, Mt. Sterling, several aunts, uncles, cousins. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1984

WOODS, Helen (Skeens)
1910-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Helen Moore Woods, 73, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Dec 29, in Young Funeral Home by minister Bob Cassity. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Woods died Dec 26, in Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH following a brief illness. Mrs. Woods was born Mar 20, 1910 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Elswick Skeens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Woods in 1976. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Ball, Mrs. Peggy Waller and Mrs. Linda Adkins, all of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Doris Stewart of Centerville, OH, Mrs. Charlene Tackett of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Helen Gibson of Murfreesboro, TN; 3 sons, Homer Moore of Newburg, IN, Tom Ed Moore of Fairborn and Dan Moore of South Point, OH; 35 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

YATES, Mary  (Bernard)
1889-1983
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bernard Yates, 95, Louisa, were conducted Dec 31 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, with burial in Bernard-Yates Cemetery. Mrs. Yates died Dec 28 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Yates was born Mar 7,1889, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Jordan Bernard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Yates in 1947. She was a member of the Old Methodist Church at Fallsburg and Rebecca Lodge 95 in Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Frances Rice of Lawrence County, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Miller and Mrs. Bertha Miller, both of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Edgar Blankenship of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1984

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FEBRUARY

ABBETT, Mina Lee (Lester)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Davisville, KY native Mrs. Mina Lee Lester Abbett, 70, of St. Ann, MO, were conducted Feb 1 in Alexander & Son Guardian Chapel in St. Louisa with burial in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Abbett died Jan 30 at St. Ann. She was born Jun 29, 1913  at Davisville, a daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Ramey Lester. Survivors include 2 brothers, Franklin Penix of Canton, OH and James Penix of San Diego, CA; several nieces and nephews, who reside in Missouri and Ohio. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

ARDEN, Luther R.
1909-1984
Funeral services for Carter County native Luther R. Arden, 78, of route 4, Proctorville, OH, were conducted Jan 22 in Hall Funeral Home by Rev. Donald Hughes. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV. Mr. Arden died Jan 19 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Arden was born Oct 26, 1909 in Carter County, a son of the late Charlie and Rachel McGuire Arden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Arden in 1981. He was a retired Chessie System employee, a member of the Huntington Masonic Lodge No. 53 AF & AM, Order of the Eastern Star No. 89 of Guyandotte and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rosa DeHart of Proctorville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Icey Beach of Flatwoods, Mrs. Virginia Prince of Louisa, Mrs. Charlene Osburne of Ashland, and Mrs. Edith Waugh of Oak Hill, WV, 2 brothers, Edgar Arden of Huntington and Everette Arden of Tampa, FL; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1984

AUSTIN, Harry S.
1905-1984
Funeral services for former C & O Railway Dispatcher in Louisa, Harry S. Austin, 78, Huntington, were conducted Feb 13 by Rev. Lynn Jones in Woodmere Abby with burial in Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington. Mr. Austin, a  C & O retiree, died Feb 10 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. He was born Dec 29, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wiley and Kathryn Blankenship Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Brenda Welch of Huntington Beach, CA and Nora Silbrisky of Sacramento, CA; 2 sisters, Dorthea Austin of South Point, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodyard of Fairfield, CA. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

BARTRAM, Nellie (Wheeler)
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Nellie Wheeler Bartram, 80, of Huntington, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. She died Monday, Feb 6, in St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bartram operated a grocery store in Fort Gay for many years. Her husband, Clyde Bartram died in 1962. She was born in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late David and Mary Bartram Wheeler, and was member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Janet Caudill of Huntington, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Stiltner of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Lucy Varney of Wayne, and Mrs. Ena Varney of Cincinnati; 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

BERRY, Edgar, Sr.,
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Edgar Berry, Sr., 81, of Tarlton, OH were conducted Feb 20 in Amanda, OH with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster, OH. Mr. Berry was died Feb 17, in Circleville Manor. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. Survivors include his wife, Lenna Turvey Berry, 3 sons, Paul Berry and Edgar Berry, Jr., of Lancaster and Orville Berry of Tarlton; 3 daughters, Mrs. George (Helen) Roberts and Shelvia Jean Householder of Lancaster and Mrs. Clarence (Nancy Jane) Fetty of Athens; 3 stepsons, Maurice Turvey and Richard Turvey of Tarlton and Keith Turvey of Holmes, NY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Gladys)  Hawks of Circleville; a brother, Charles Berry of Amanda, 28 grandchildren, 53, great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 29,1984

BISHOP, Irene (Neal)
1915-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Neal Bishop, 68, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Feb 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bishop died Feb 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Bishop was born May 19, 1915, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Jake Neal and  Hattie Webb Neal. Mrs. Bishop was a retired school teacher; member of the DAV Auxiliary and Lawrence County Retired School Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband, Cornie Bishop of route 1, Webbville, one daughter, Mrs. Louise Holbrook of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charlene Kitchen of Star Route, Louisa and Mrs. Imogene Wilson of route 1, Webbville; 2 brothers, Charles Drew Neal of Edgewood, PA and J. L. Neal of route 5, Ashland, one grandson, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

BOGGS, Nola (Boggs)
1890-1984
Funeral services for Nola Boggs, 93, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 30, in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by ministers, James A. Hayes and Clifford Austin. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Boggs died Jan 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born Oct 13, 1890, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Nelson and Willa Ann Stidham Boggs. Her husband, W. S. Boggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Louisa, 2 sons, Russell Boggs of Beckley, WV and Lowell Boggs of Louisa, a brother, Ted Boggs of Blaine; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1984

BRANHAM, Paul Frank
1906-1984
Funeral services for Paul Frank Branham, 77, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 22 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Branham died Jan 20 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Branham was born May 18, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Frank and Rebecca Shannon Branham. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Cartmell Branham; 6 daughters, Mrs. Ben Figg, Mrs. Ruth Preece, and Mrs. Roger Bevins, all of Louisa, Mrs. Arlie Adams of Ohio, Mrs. Glen Adams of Ashland and Mrs. Barbara Manson of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, Frank D. Branham and Jimmie L. Branham, both of Louisa. 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1984 Pallbearers were Buddy and Arlie Adams, Pete Preece, Benny Paul Pigg, Michael Daniels, and Glenn Daniels. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

 

BURCHETT, Lena Mae (Sexton)
1943-1984
Funeral services for Lena Mae Burchett, 40, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Feb 2 at 10 a.m. in Fallsburg Tabernacle by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Burchett died Jan 30. She was born Feb 24, 1943 at Rush, KY, daughter of the late Orville Sexton. Survivors include her husband, Ben Burchett of route 4, Louisa, one daughter, Miss Shirley Burchett at home, one son, David Burchett at home, 5 sisters, Thelma Sexton of Ironton, OH, Nettie Prince of Grayson, Carolyn Jenkins of Ironton, Ella Barker of Louisa and Peggy Sexton; one brother, Charles E. Sexton of Ironton, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

CARPENTER, Lorena (Cooksey)
1907-1984
Funeral services for Fallsburg native, Mrs. Lorena (Betty) Cooksey Carpenter, 76, formerly of Catlettsburg, were conducted Feb 6 in Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by Rev. William Spears. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Carpenter died Feb 4 in Lexington at the home of a daughter, following an extended illness. Mrs. Carpenter was born Dec 11, 1907, in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Myrtle Caines Cooksey. Her husband, Charles Carpenter, preceded her in death in 1948. She was a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church and taught in the Catlettsburg and Ashland school systems. She was a member of the Boyd County Democratic Women's Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Sloan of Lexington, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 8, 1984

CHILDERS, Lucille (Stacy)
1920-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Childers, 63, of Richardson, were conducted Feb. 19 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Earl Meade with burial in Childers Cemetery, Rt. 2, Louisa.  Mrs. Childers died Feb. 16 at the residence.  Mrs. Childers was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Richardson, a daughter of the late Blaine and Minnie Ward Stacy.  Her husband, Haskell Childers, preceded her in death in 1969.  Surviving are a son, Ballard Childers of Louisa; six sisters, Mrs. S. W. Fannin of West Virginia, Mrs. Amos Cantrell of Wabash, IN, Mrs. Cecil (S) Priggs of Ohio, Mrs. Charles Senters of Ashland, and Mrs. Nolan Kimbler and Mrs. Joan Burdette, both of Dayton, OH; and a brother Burl Stacy of West Alexandria, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

COOKSEY, John
1888-1984
Funeral services for John Cooksey, 95, Fallsburg, were conducted Feb 13 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Feb 10 in Logan, WV. Mr. Cooksey was born Oct 19, 1888 in Fallsburg, a son of the late John and Ann Roberts Cooksey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Austin Cooksey, in 1966. He was a retired employee of the Big Blaine Oil and Gas Co. and a member of the Apperson Lodge No. 195, F &AM of Louisa. Surviving are 2 sons, Ray Cooksey of Ashland and Dan H. Cooksey of Elyria, OH; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

CORDLE, Eva (Dixon)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Cordle, 82, of Blaine were to be conducted Wednesday, Feb 8, at 10:30 in Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine, by ministers Jesse E. Cordle and Charlie Arrington. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Cordle died Feb 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Cordle was born Jan 6, 1902, at Sip, KY, daughter of the late Hiram Dixon and Amanda Daniels Dixon. Survivors include her husband, Jesse M. Cordle; 3 daughters: Mrs. Felcia Prichard and Mrs. Romonia Gibson both of Columbus, OH; Miss Mary Cordle at home; 2 sons: Willis Cordle and Hershel Cordle both of Berlin Heights, OH; 3 sisters: Mrs. Ethel Pack, Pataskala, OH, Mrs. Esta Hall, Knightstown, IN, Mrs. Gladys Castle, Paintsville, KY; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 8, 1984

CRUM, Jay
1906-1984
Funeral services for Jay Crum, 77, of route 5, Louisa, will be conducted today, Feb 15, at 1 p.m. at the residence by the Rev. Clyde Waller and Howard Bond. Burial will be in the Crum family cemetery, on route 5. Mr. Crum died  Feb 12 at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Nov 23, 1906, in Martin County, son of the late Noah and Elizabeth Crum. Survivors include his wife, Haley Penix Crum, one son, Robert Crum of route 5, Louisa, 2 daughters, Deloris Davis of route 5, Louisa and Ona McKetrick of Wellston, OH; one brother, Charles Crum of Tomahawk, one sister, Lula Belle Crum of Huntington. Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

CURTRIGHT, Elizabeth (Kephart)
Graveside rites for former funeral home owner, prominent in Louisa civic affairs was Feb 12 at Pleasureville Cemetery. Mrs. Elizabeth Kephart Curtright, owner of the former Curtright Funeral Home, died Feb 9 in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Feb 11 in Heston Funeral Home. Mrs. Curtright was born in Pleasureville, KY, a daughter of the late James Harvey and Mattie Johnston Kephart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Curtright. Mrs. Curtright moved to Louisa from Ashland in 1927. She and her husband were owners and directors of the former funeral home. The graduate of Pleasureville Academy, attended Sue Bennett College and University of Kentucky. She was a member of Pleasureville Methodist Church and Louisa United Methodist Church, where she also served on the board of directors. She was past secretary of the Woman's Society of Christian Service and past president of Wesleyan Service Guild. She was a charger member and past regent of Louisa Chapter Daughters of American Revolution, past sixth district chairman of Kentucky Society of D.A.R., charter member of Kentucky Regents Club and sixth district press chairman. Mrs. Curtright was a charter member, past president and past secretary of Louisa Woman's Club and a charter member and past president of Woman's Division of Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, where she served as vice president, secretary and treasurer. She was a charter member and past president of Louisa Rotary Ann Club, chairman of Lawrence County Beautification Committee, a member of Lawrence County Improvement Association and Big Sandy Area Development Council. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Beth C. Peters of Louisa and Mrs. Linda C. Fugitt of Crestview Hills, KY; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

DENT, Polly Ann (Comer)
1922-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Ann Dent, 61, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 29 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne. Mrs. Dent died Jan 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Born Aug 25, 1922, in Glen Lyn, VA, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Cara Tanner Comer. Mrs. Dent was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Harry Dent, 4 daughters, Ann Thomas of Roanoke, VA, Rose Niday of Vincastle, VA, Nancy Rucker of Goodview, VA and Mildred Bellomy of Prichard, WV; 3 sons, Ralph Dent of Fort Gay, Harry Dent of Frankfort and Eddie Dent of Prichard; 2 sisters, Mary Ratliff of Harrisburg, VA and Betty Richards of Princeton; 4 brothers, Henry Comer of Harrisburg, Jesse Comer, Jr., Robert Comer and Roger Comer, all of Princeton; 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1984

DIAMOND, Mollie G. (Young)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie G. Diamond, 89, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Perry and Amon Diamond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Diamond died Feb 2 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Diamond was born Jul 31, 1894, at route 1, Webbville, daughter of the late Ulysses Young and Zara Roberts Young. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Diamond in 1978. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elva Jobe, star route, Louisa; 2 sons: Elmer Diamond, Louisa, Eldon Diamond, Lakeland, FL, 2 sisters: Mrs. Louella Butler, Ashland, KY; Mrs. Opal Boyd, Ft. Myers, FL; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

FAIRCHILD, Dee J.
1904-1984
Funeral services for Dee J. Fairchild, 79, of South Shore, were conducted in the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore by the Rev. Lloyd Harris. Burial was in Siloan Cemetery at South Shore. Mr. Fairchild died Jan 15, at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH after an extended illness. Mr. Fairchild lived most of his life on See Hill here in Louisa. He was born in Johnson County Oct 8, 1904, son of the late George and Alice Lemaster Fairchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Kelly Fairchild in 1932. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Robbins Adkins Fairchild; seven sons, Asa Fairchild of Wabash, Raymond Adkins and Homer Adkins, both of South Shore, Earl Adkins of Warren, IN, Royce Adkins of Lockburn, OH, Orville Adkins of Lake Jackson, TX and Charles Adkins of LaPorte, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Necessary of Peru, IN; 28 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

FANNIN, Ollie (Burchett)
1904-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ollie Fannin, 79, were conducted Feb 20 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Fannin Cemetery. Mrs. Fannin died Feb 16 in Fairborn, OH. Mrs. Fannin was born May 8, 1904, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Martha Adkins Burchett. Surviving are her husband, Mason Fannin, 4 daughters, Mrs. Eunice Chandler of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Doris Nelson of Lewistown, ID, Mrs. Phyllis Gayhart of Yellow Springs, OH, Mrs. Freda Justice, Dayton, OH; 1 son: Garrett Fannin, Fairborn, OH; 1 sister: Elizabeth Ratcliff, Circleville, OH, 1 brother: Charles Burchett, Louisa; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

FERGUSON, Clyde
1915-1984
Funeral services for Clyde Ferguson, 68, Blaine, were conducted Jan 29, in Blaine Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Boggs. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Ferguson died Jan 26, at the residence. Mr. Ferguson was born Mar 8,1 915, in Flat Gap, a son of the late Hayden and Lourania Curtis Ferguson. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bulah Ferguson, Blaine; 3 daughters: Mrs. Lura Wheeler and Mrs. Alva Clegg both of Columbus, Mrs. Earl Gene Lewis, Martha; 5 sons: Ledgel Ferguson, Africa, Ellis Ferguson, and Willis Ferguson, Blaine, Larry Ferguson and Calvin Ferguson both of Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Mertie West, Louisa and Mrs. Lura Curtis, Louisiana; 3 brothers: Elwood Ferguson, Blaine, Lundie Ferguson, Flat Gap, Hargis Ferguson, Blaine; 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1984

FRALEY, Robert
1913-1984
Funeral services for Robert Fraley, 71, Ulysses were conducted Feb 24 in Drift Pentecostal Church with burial in Drift cemetery. Mr. Fraley died Feb 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Fraley was born Feb 2, 1913 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Will and Laura Owens Fraley. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susie Shannon Fraley; 2 daughters, Delores Betsinger of Fort Worth, TX and Bobbie Hall of Whittier, CA; a son, Jake Fraley of Drift, 4 sisters, Laura Preston, Edith Simpson,, and Verna Price, all of Drift and Ethel Simpson of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 29, 1984

FRAZIER, Anna
1893-1984
Funeral services Miss Anna Frazier, 90, Fort Gay, are today, Feb 15 at Tabors Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Frank McKinster and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Miss Frazier died Sunday, Feb 12, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Miss Frazier was born Oct 15, 1893, in Fort Gay, the daughter of the late James Q. Frazier and the late Virginia Ferguson Frazier. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Michael and Miss Fanny Frazier both of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

HAMMOND, Geneva
1915-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Hammond, 68, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Feb 9 at the Friendship United Baptist Church of route 5, Louisa, by Elder Bromley Marcum and Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery at route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Geneva Hammond died Feb 6 at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Hammond was born Mar 27, 1915 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Jarvie Wallace and Gypsey Wallace. Survivors include her husband, Jeff Hammond of route 5, Louisa, 3 sons, Ronnie Hammond of route 2, Louisa, Michael Hammond and Matthew Hammond, at home; 2 brothers, James Wallace of Frankfort, KY and Jarvie Wallace of California. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

HARDWICK, James M.
1890-1984
Funeral services for James M. Hardwick, 93, will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 22 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Paul Smidth and Rev. Robert Shockey. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hardwick died Feb 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Hardwick was born Jul 22, 1890, at Route 1, Louisa. He is the son of the later Oliver Hardwick and Virginia Wilson Hardwick. Mr. Hardwick was a retired farmer and a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Thompson Hardwick and one son, George Hubert Hardwick. Survivors include2 daughters: Mrs. Ethelyn Lyons, route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Mabel O'Neal, route 1, Catlettsburg; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

HOLBROOK, Elizabeth (Young)
1919-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook, 64, of Kingston, OH, were conducted Feb 5 in Circleville, OH, with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook died Feb 2 at the residence. She was born May 23, 1919, in Lawrence Co., KY, daughter of James Mander and Donie Pinkerton Young. Her husband, James Holbrook, died Jun 27, 1983. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, Kingston. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Urban (Carolyn) Adams, Laurelville, 4 sons, Clinton and Paul, Circleville, Clayton, Laurelville, and Mike, Kingston; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; step mother, Lucy B. Young, Tarlton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nola Holbrook, Columbus, and Mrs. Robert (Edna) Smith, Circleville; 4 brothers, Watson Young, Marion, Ray and Earsel, Circleville, and Gilmer, Chillicothe, 4 half sisters, Eileen McGiffen, Pittsboro, IN, Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Stump, Adelphi, Mrs. Edgar (Donna) Stump, Rockbridge, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Jones, Laurelville, 5 half brothers, Robert and Roy Young, Baltimore, Roger, Circleville, Steve and Rick, Stoutsville. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

HUGHES, Lawrence
1935-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence Hughes, 48, Ulysses, were conducted Feb 16 in Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Yates Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Hughes died Feb 13, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hughes was born May 5, 1935 in Louisa, a son of Beckham and Ivory Burchett Hughes of Louisa. He was a safety inspector for L. T. Ruth Coal Co., Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gay Daniel Hughes, 2 daughters, Mrs. Sherri Hardin of Ulysses and Mrs. Glenna Castle of Louisa; a son, Michael K. Hughes of Ulysses and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

JOHNSON, Nora (Hicks)
1895-1984
Funeral services fro Mrs. Nora Johnson, 88, of Webbville, were conducted Feb 28 in Dry Fork Community Church at Webbville by Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Feb 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Oct 12, 1895 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Sarah Kelley Hicks. Her husband, John Johnson, died in 1971. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are a half sister, Mrs. Irene Miller of Columbus; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 29, 1984

KERNS, Ella (McKenzie)
1900-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ella Kerns, 83, Columbus, were conducted Feb 16 in the United Baptist Church at Tutor Key by Elders Bruce Howard and Larry Ward. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Kerns was born Aug 6, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Will and Lida Butler McKenzie. Her husband, Clarence Kerns, died in 1950. She was a member of the Tutor Key United Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Jessie Eigensee of Columbus, Neva E. brown of Volga, Ruth Castle of Hurricane, WV, and Grace Barber of Paintsville; 6 sons, Howard Kerns, of Tutor Key, James Kerns of Bob White, WV, Richard Kerns of Detroit, Mi., Douglas Kerns of Reynoldsburg, OH., Jack Kerns of Buena, NJ and Kenneth Kerns of Columbus, OH; one brother, Robert McKenzie of Ashland; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

KEATON, Otha
1905-1984
Funeral services for Otha Keaton, 78, Blaine, were conducted Feb 16, in Laurel Hill Church by ministers, Paul E. Keaton, Elmo Ferguson and Robie Ferguson. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mr. Keaton died Feb 14, 1984. Mr. Keaton was born Aug 5, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lanford and America Keaton. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Keaton; 2 daughter, Polly Keaton and Frances Keaton, both of Blaine, a son, James Keaton, a brother, Ora Keaton of Martin, a sister, Betty Lou Keaton, a granddaughter and a great grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

MAYNARD, Gallie
1917-1984
Funeral services for Gallie Maynard, 66, of Louisa, route 1, were conducted Feb 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Gallie Isaac and Junior Bevins, officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Maynard died Feb 14, 1984 at Louisa as the result of a traffic accident. He was born Oct 3, 1917 at Milo, KY son of the late Monterville and Betty Stepp Maynard. He was a laborer with Community Action Progran in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Maynard, 3 daughters: Mrs. Ray "Laverne" Sturgill, Warsaw, IN, Mrs. Nadina Delong, Hager Hill, KY, Mrs. Patricia Crittendon, North Webster, IN; 3 sons: Kenneth R. Maynard and Gallie M. Maynard both of North Webster, IN and Lowell G. Maynard of route 1, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Lou Graham, Florida and Mrs. Lassie Arnette, Salyersville, KY; 3 brothers: David Maynard, Columbus, OH, Sam Maynard, Waco, TX and Lowell B. Maynard, route 1, Louisa; 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

MAYNARD, Jollife B.
1890-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Jollife B. Maynard, 90, Columbus, were conducted Jan 27 in Wellman Funeral Home in Forest Cemetery at Circleville. Mr. Maynard died Jan 25 in Circleville Health Center. He was born Nov 4, 1893, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Daniel John and Josephine Beaire Maynard. The retired farmer was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War I  and a member of the University Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene Osborn Maynard, one son, Daniel E. Maynard of Circleville; 3 daughters, Etta Jo Huber of Blufton, OH, Joyce Irene Colosimo and Sally Jean Little, both of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1984

MEADE, John Clinton
1911-1984
Funeral services for John Clinton Meade, 72, Louisa, were conducted Feb 20 in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Meade died Feb 18, in King's Daughters' Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Meade was born Feb 2, 1911, in Morgan County, a son of the late Rhodes and Mary E. Williams Meade. He was a retired merchant having formerly owned Meade's Market in Louisa and was a member and deacon of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. He was past noble grand of Louisa Odd Fellows and current Lawrence County election commissioner. Surviving are his wife, Iva Meade, 3 daughters: Mrs. Willard "Mary" McCarty, St. Claire Shore, MI, Mrs. Joe "Juanita" Martin, Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Fred "Doris" Wilson, Westerville, OH, 2 sisters: Mrs. G. P. Blankenship, Ashland and Mrs. Lula Nelson, Paintsville, KY; 1 brother: Eddie Meade, Chiefland, FL 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

MITCHELL, Woodrow Cecil
1916-1984
Funeral services for Woodrow Cecil Mitchell, 67, Ulysses, will be Friday, Feb 17, at 2 p.m. at Bells Chapel Church by Willie Gene Hayes and Darrell Ratliff. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery, Ulysses. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Richardson Lodge No. 699 F & AM and the Order of the Eastern Star OES No. 497. The Masonic and Easter Star services will be Wednesday Feb 15 at 8 p.m. in Young Funeral Home. Mr. Mitchell died Monday, Feb 13, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Mitchell was born Sep 27, 1916 at Ulysses, the son of the late Edgell and Delphia Preston Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a farmer and former school bus driver for the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was preceded in death y his first wife, Mary E. Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Janet Mitchell, 2 daughters: Mrs. Linda Taylor, Ulysses, Mrs. Dorcas Robertson, Ashland; 2 sons: W. C. Mitchell, Jr., Panama, Charles E. Mitchell, California; 3 sisters: Mrs. Myrtle Gee, Mrs. Charlene Orgen and Mrs. Frances Lundrengan all of California; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; 2 step daughters: Mrs. Jennie K. Hayes, route 1, Louisa and Julie Kimble, at home; 2 stepsons: Milan Kimble and Anson Kimble both of Florida.  Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

MOORE, J. Hager
1914-1984
Last rites for former Louisa auto dealer J. Hager Moore, were conducted Feb 3 in the First Christian Church by Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The 69 year old Lawrence County native was a vocational agriculture teacher for 12 years, and most recently owned the International Harvester-Chrysler dealership until retirement following 26 years of service. The past-president of Louisa Rotary Club, was a founder and past-president of the Lawrence County Library Board of Trustees; member of First Christian Church, an affiliate board member of the Bank of Blaine; member of GLIF for several years and also one of the founders of the Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Jan 31. Mr. Moore was born Mar 27, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Carl and Ethel Osborne Moore. Surviving are his wife, Frances Wilson Moore, a daughter, Venda Lee Akers of Louisa and a grandson. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

MOORE, Virginia (Moore)
1920-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Moore, 63, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jan 25 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Rev. Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at White Cabin. Mrs. Moore died Jan 23 in Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born Apr 6, 1920, a daughter of the late Will and Nancy Jane Moore. She is survived by her husband, Ferrill Moore, 3 sons, Rush Moore of Lowmansville, Luther Moore of Adams and William Ray Moore of route 4, Louisa, one daughter, Rebecca Ann Delong, of route 4 Louisa, 4 brothers, Paul Moore of Coldwater, Sheldon D. Moore, Middlefork, Clinton Moore Rock Castle and Robert Moore of Milo, 3 sisters, Wanda Preece, Martha Jo Bailey both of Wolf Creek and Mary Bell Carey of Delbarton, WV, 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

MUNTZ, Lilla (Collier)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Richardson native Mrs. Lillia Nevada Muntz, 81, of Canton, with burial in Boles, IL. Mrs. Muntz, formerly of Ashland, died Feb 16 in an Illinois nursing home. Mrs. Muntz was born Mar 30, 1902 in Richardson, a daughter of the late Samuel and Eliza Payne Collier. Survivors include a brother, Elon C. Collier of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1984

PERRY, Mary Etta (Moore)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Mary Etta Perry, 81, Prichard, WV, were conducted Feb 13 in Buchanan Chapel Church by ministers, J. L. Moore and Frank Wallace. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Perry died Feb 11 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Perry was born Sep 9,1 902 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Ethrian and Annie Newsome Moore. Her husband, Luther Perry preceded her indeath in 1950. Surviving are a son, Donald R. Perry of Prichard, a sister, Mrs. Forest (Jack) Preston of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

PETERS, Amanda (parks)
1895-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Peters, 88, Fort Gay, will be conducted Mar 1 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Amanda Peters was born Apr 14, 1895, daughter of the late Floyd H. Parks and Emaline Frazier Parks. Mrs. Peters died Feb 27 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Peters was a member of the Forks of Hurricane Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Mitch Peters of Fort Gay; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Shirley Gray of Corona, CA and Mrs. Norma Sue Edwards of California; 2 step sons, Robert Peters of El Paso, TX and Jack Peters of Colorado and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 29, 1984

PHILPOTT, Bertha (Shepherd)
1895-1984
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Bertha Philpott, 88, Wheelersburg, OH, were conducted Feb 5 in Fort Gay Methodist Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Philpott died Feb 3 in Best Care Nursing Center, Wheelersburg. Mrs. Philpott was born Oct 8, 1895, in Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late William A. and Marilyn Frasure Shepherd. Her husband, Taylor B. Philpott, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Maynard of Ceredo and Mrs. Elaine Ratliff of Wheelersburg, a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Lewis of Norwood, OH; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1984

PRESTON, James H.
1896-1984
Funeral services for James H. Preston, 87, Louisa, were conducted Feb 10, in Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Feb 7 in Bridgeport, WV, following an extended illness. He was a retired merchant and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delta Preston, 5 daughters: Mrs. Eula P. Hall, Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Eileen Lindsey, Louisa, Mrs. Juanita Hagaman, Ashland, Mrs. Jean Hagaman, Louisa, Mrs. Joann Kelly, Bridgport, WV; 4 sons: Herbert Preston, Columbus, OH, Charles W. Preston, and David V. Preston, both of route 1, Louisa, James P. Preston, Louisville, KY; 3 sisters: Mrs. Myrtle Chapman, Mutual, OH, Mrs. Ina Austin, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Nell Hayes, Dayton, OH; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, Feb 15,1984

RATLIFF, Paul
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Paul Ratliff, 83, Boomer, WV, were conducted Jan 31 in O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, WV with burial in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV. Mr. Ratliff, a retired carpenter-blacksmith, died Jan 29 in Montgomery General Hospital following a brief illness. He was the son of the late J. W. and Sarah Donahue Ratliff. Surviving are his wife, Esta Sparks Ratliff; 3 sons, Silas Ratliff of Sciotoville, OH, John Ratliff of Wheelersburg, OH, Emmitt Ratliff of Louisa; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Hoffman of Boomer and Viola Hooley of Louisa; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

ROBERTS, Joanne (Hayes)
1942-1984
Graveside services for Webbville native Joanne Roberts, 41, Columbus, were conducted Feb 7 in Shady Grove Cemetery by Rev. Clifford Ball and Rev. James Young. Mrs. Roberts died Feb 4 at the residence. She was born May 7, 1942, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Lando Hayes and Mrs. Opal Hayes of Columbus. Other survivors include her husband, Carlos Roberts; 5 sisters, Dora Castle of Louisa, Hazel Ford and Velma Ball of Columbus, Jewel Sprouse of Webbville and Sue Hoffman of Stoutsville, OH; 3 brothers, Vincent Hayes of Circleville, Charles Hayes of Columbus and George Hayes of Webbville. Arrangements were by O. R. Woodyard Co. (funeral directors) of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

SKAGGS, Zelda (Wheeler)
1894-1984
Funeral services for Blaine native Zelda Skaggs, 89, Bourneville, OH, were conducted Jan 21 with burial in Preecher Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died Jan 18 at the residence of a daughter. She was born Mar 8, 1894, at Blaine, a daughter of Marion Francis and Sarah Lemaster Wheeler. Her husband, William P. Skaggs, to whom she married in 1915, died in 1980. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Lonnie (Sara Mae) Cantrell, Grove City, Mrs. Wesley (Katherine) Adams, Myrtle Beach, SC, Mrs. John (Rebecca) Haynes, Bourneville, and Mrs. Cail (Evelyn) Hill, Columbus, 3 sons, Phillip Skaggs, Columbus, James Skaggs, Rio Grande and Dale Skaggs, Bourneville; 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.  Mrs. Skaggs was the last charter member of Poe's Run United Baptist Church, Londonderry. Big Sandy News, Feb 29, 1984

THOMPSON, Homer
1911-1984
Funeral services for Homer Thompson, 72, of Webbville, were conducted Feb 27, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred VanHorn with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was born Aug 27, 1911, son of the late Frank Thompson and Hattie Hammond Thompson. Mr. Thompson died Feb 24 at his residence, following and extended illness. Mr. Thompson was a school teacher for 34 years, retired from the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was a member of the Retired School Teachers Association. Survivors include his wife, Edith Webb Thompson, 2 sons, Earl D. Thompson of Webbville and Byron Thompson of Athens, OH; one brother, Oral Thompson of Jeffersonville, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 29, 1984

WILLIAMS, Mona (Whit)
1891-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Mona Williams, 93, Cannonsburg, were conducted Feb 12 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook by ministers Willard Brown and Frank Wallace. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Caines Creek. Mrs. Williams died Feb 11. Mrs. Williams was born Mar 17, 1891, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Amanda Griffith Whit. Her husband, Curtis Williams died in 1959. Surviving are 2 sons, Cratis B. Williams of Boone, NC and O. C. Williams of Cannonsburg, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mable Barber of Morehead and Mrs. Ruth Lester of Fort Pierce, FL; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1984

WORKMAN, Earthel
1923-1984
Funeral services for Earthel Workman, 60, Louisa, were conducted Feb 26 in James Funeral Home in Logan, WV with burial in Guyan Memorial Gardens at Godby. Mr. Workman died Feb 23 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Workman was born Apr 17, 1923, in Logan, WV, a son of the late George and Nettie Workman. He was superintendent of mines with Pittston Coal Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Young Workman; 3 daughters, Jackie Taylor of Chapmanville, WV, Lisa Isaacs of Santa Ana, CA and Joyce Brown of Sarah Ann, WV; 3 sons, Earthel Workman, Jr., of Logan, WV, David J. Workman of Barboursville, WV and Jerry Lee Workmanof Omar, WV; 3 step daughters, Vivian Ann Jacobs and Brenda Joyce Musselwhite, both of Thomasville, NC and Patricia Gay Jaye Hall of Monaville, WV; 3 sisters, Ruby Bishop of Orlando, FL, Madge Barker of Garrettsville, OH and Dorothy Belcher of Chesapeake, OH; 4 grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 29, 1984

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ADAMS, Frank
1907-1984
Funeral services were Mar 24 in Salyersville for Frank Adams, 76, of Circleville, OH. Mr. Adams died Mar 21 in Berger Hospital. He was born Aug 17, 1907 in Conley, KY, son of Lloyd and Julia Fletcher Adams. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Paul Hoskins, Parkview Avenue, Mrs. Conrad Conneley, Ann Arbor, MI and Mrs. John Brown, Chelsea, MI; 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Pat Adams of Mount Sterling, MI, Harold Adams of Chelsea, MI and Jack Adams of Phoenix, AZ; 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Seagraves, Delbarton, WV, Irene Conley, Chelsea and Venus Lawtor, Ridgefield, NJ. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

BOWEN, John Wesley
1915-1984
Funeral services for John Wesley Bowen, 68, of Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 6 at the Young Funeral Home by Herman Wellman, minister. Burial was in Copley Cemetery in Webb, WV. Mr. Bowen died Mar 3 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Apr 8, 1915 in Wayne county, a son of the late Chris and Nancy Music Bowen. Mr. Bowen was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad and was a World War II veteran. Surviving are 2 sons, Ervin Bowen of Stonewall, WV and John Wesley Bowen of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Minerva Waller of Findlay, OH, Mrs. Cora Waller of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marie Northern and Mrs. Elsie Price, both of Louisa, 3 brothers, Grover Bowen of Roanoke, VA, Randall Bowen of Fallsburg and Charles Bowen of Fort Gay; also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

BRANHAM, Samuel
1912-1984
Funeral services for Rev. Samuel Branham, 72, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Mar 23 at New Friendship Baptist Church by Rev. Woodrow Sexton and Roy Fluty. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Rev. Branham was born Aug 6, 1912 in Lawrence County, son of Ballard and Kattie Branham. Rev. Branham died Mar 21 at Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Rev. Branham was pastor of New Friendship Baptist Church for 42 years and moderator of Old Zion Association for 31 years. Survivors include his wife, Maxie Branham of route 5 Louisa, 7 sons, John C. Branham, Floyd C. Branham, David Branham, all of Louisa, Darrell Branham of Sandusky, OH, Freman Branham of Kenova, Gary L. Branham and Samuel Earl Branham both of Inez. 4 daughters, Elsie Marcum of Ashland, Wanda Bowen of Jobe, KY, Ellen Bowen of route 5, Louisa and Deloris Crum of Inez, one brother, Gilbert Branham of South Williamson and one sister, Bessie Belcher of Ohio; 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

CLIFTON, Christine
1972-1984
Last rites were conducted Mar 2 in Catlettsburg for 11 year old Christine Clifton, whose  bout with cancer ended last week in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. the Westwood youngster, the object of area prayers, concerns, and fund raising, was transferred to the Center from the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center when she contacted pneumonia and was in critical condition. the little girl underwent brain surgery Oct 25 for a cancerous tumor and was undergoing physical therapy since mid January at the Geriatric Center. Her father, Larry Clifton, a 31 year old Vietnam veteran and a resident of Westwood, has been unable to find steady work over the past 4 years in his profession as a roofer. He had custody of Christine and another daughter, Stephanie, 9, following a divorce.

The father had been visiting Christine once or twice a day at the nursing center, and was with her when she was taken off the life support machine Feb 28. His many trips to Lexington and Louisa had caused more and more bills to pile up and some area restaurants and supermarkets had put in donations jugs to help his expenses. Also, a fund for donations had been established at the Bank of Ashland and a recent benefit dance raised more funds.

 " The collections helped a great deal and there was about $700 in donations when she died, " he told the Daily Independent. He was also high in his praise of the care given his daughter at the Jordan Center. " She received real good care there. They helped a great deal and she didn't appear to have too much pain." Christine received physical therapy treatments at the Center, along with speech therapy, but her father said it had been difficult for her to communicate.

"I was definitely encouraged," her father said of her progress at the Center. She had remained in a fetal position following surgery, until treatments allowed her to straighten her legs. Christine had to be fed through a nasal tube until it could be removed more than a week ago, her father said. Doctors were optimistic following Christine's surgery although all of the tumor couldn't be removed from her brain. She received radiation treatments and there was no sign of a tumor after the treatments.

He was told that if any of the tumor remained, it would have to be microscopic and if there was any it could start growing back at any time. Christine was born Mar 29, 1972 in Deland, FL, Prior to her illness, she had been a student at Pine Acres Elementary School. Services were conducted in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Standifer with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

COMPTON, Thomas S.
1906-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Thomas Shannon Compton, 77, route 1, Rush, were conducted Mar 16 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Compton family cemetery on Blaine Creek. Mr. Compton died  Mar 13 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Compton was born Aug 8,1 906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John A. and Cora French Compton. He retired in 1971 from the Chessie System and was a member of Greenhill Lodge 521 F & AM, Greenhill Lodge 567, Order of Eastern Star and East Fork United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Claudia Ellis Compton; 3 sons, William S. Compton of Milton, WV, James W. Compton of Chattanooga, TN, and Ted R. Compton of Athens, OH; a sister, Miss Dixie Compton of Ashland and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1984

DANIELS, Hattie T.
1902-1984
Funeral services for Hattie T. Daniels, 81, Blaine, were conducted Mar 9 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Miles Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels died Mar 5 at the residence following a lengthy illness. She was born Jun 28, 1902, a daughter of the late John W. Thompson and Genoa Key. She was a member of Blaine Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Virginia Hanley and Mrs. Marie Haley of Clinton, IA, and Glemmetta Bell of Hanover, IL; a son, Bradley Thompson, of Ashville, OH; 2 sisters: Mrs. Eddie Arnold, Louisville, KY, Mrs. Veva Delong, Columbus, OH, 4 half brothers: Lewis Thompson, Arnold Thompson, both of Cordell, KY; Frank Thompson of Finley, OH, Fred Thompson of New Jersey; 3 half sisters: Lora White, Columbus, Betty Mallory, Orlando, FL and Nancy Rollins, New Jersey. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

DIXON, Marshall
1903-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Marshall Dixon, 80, of Catlettsburg, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mar 14, in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died Mar 12 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born Dec 13, 1903, in Louisa, a son of the late Wade and Fannie Reeder Dixon. He was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Imagene Nolan Dixon; 3 sons, Charles Marshall Dixon, Jr. of Catlettsburg, James Curtis Dixon of Ashland and Lawrence F. Dixon, of Huntington, a daughter, Betty Elswick of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charlie Alley of Columbus and Mrs. Dorothy Fields of Catlettsburg; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

FERGUSON, Rinda Jane (Dean)
1894-1984
Graveside services for Rinda Jane Ferguson, 90, of Blaine, are today Mar 14 at 2 p.m. at the Wheelersburg Memorial Park. Mrs. Ferguson died mar 12, 1984 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Ferguson was born Aug 15, 1894, in Big Stone Gap, VA, the daughter of the late William and Rachel Dean. Her husband, James Cecil Ferguson, preceded her in death in 1974. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Kidd of New Lebanon, OH and Mrs. Idella Campbell of Dayton; 2 sons, Harold H. Ferguson of Dayton and James Edward Ferguson and one sister, Millie Bishop of Wheelersburg, OH 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

FITZPATRICK, Bobby Franklin
1929-1984
Funeral services for Bobby Franklin Fitzpatrick, 54, route 5, Louisa, a POW in Korea for 33 months, were conducted Mar 12 in New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elder John Goble. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery at Clifford. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Mar 9 at the residence. He was born Nov 14, 1929, at Covington, a son of the late James Willie Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Bessie Inez northern Fitzpatrick of Clifford. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gay Fitzpatrick of route 5, Louisa, 2 daughters: Miss Robin Fitzpatrick, Louisa, Mrs. Marsha Fluty, Louisa; 1 son, Bobby Fitzpatrick, Louisa; mother: Bessie Fitzpatrick, route 5, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Rosie Insco, LaCrosse, IN, Mrs. Elizabeth Branham, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Blackburn, Marion, OH; 1 brother: Curtis Fitzpatrick, route 1, Louisa; 1 granddaughter. The veteran of Korean Ward, was a retired lineman for the C & O Railway Co., Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

HINKLE, Jay P.
1903-1984
Final rites for prominent Lawrence County businessman Jay P. Hinkle, were conducted Sunday in Greenlawn Cemetery, following services at the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. The 80 year old Hinkle died Mar 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He retired in the mid 1970's following the sale of the Hinkle's Motel which he and his wife Abby, operated more than 20 years. Hinkle's Restaurant attracted customers from many miles around, especially to their Sunday buffet. He also operated a grocery store for many years. Survivors include his wife, Abby Miller Hinkle, and a son Jay P. Hinkle, Jr. of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

HOLBROOK, Gretta (Kelly)
1912-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Gretta Kelly Williams Holbrook, 71, Ashland, were conducted Mar 9 in Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by Rev. Tom Nolan. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Holbrook died Mar 7 in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Jun 29, 1912, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Merdie and Susie Rigsby Kelly. Mrs. Holbrook was a member of the West Catlettsburg Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Patricia Harbour of Salt Rock, WV and Mary Lee Howell of Beckley, WV, and 3 sons, Danny Holbrook of Raceland, Tony Holbrook of South Point, and Arbie Williams of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Hurston Kelly and Hershel Kelly of Martha; 4 sisters, Olga Ferguson of Xenia, OH, Neva Ferguson of Westerville, OH, Ella Pelphrey and Elsie Collins both of Martha; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy news, Mar 14, 1984

KIDD, Walter Dave
1910-1984
Funeral services for Walter Dave Kidd, 73, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Mar 25 at Young Funeral Home by Ronnie Maynard and Michael Kidd. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Kidd died Mar 22 at his residence. Mr. Kidd was born Dec 23, 1910, in Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Walter Gray and Della Napier Kidd. He was a retired Chase Brass and Copper Co. employee and a member of the Glenhayes Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Bartram Kidd; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Agapi of Fort Myers, FL, a son, W. Daniel Kidd of Mentor, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lena Reed of Louisa and Mrs. Herman Kelly and Mrs. Lexie James, both of Fort Gay, WV; 3 brothers, Ray Kidd of Fort Gay, Maxwell Kidd and Gray Kidd, Jr. both of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

KITCHEN, Eva May (Adams)
1906-1984
Funeral services for Eva May Kitchen, 77, of Delaware, OH, were conducted Mar 3, at the Bennett-Brown Funeral Home in Delaware. Graveside services were Mar 4 at Hensley Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Kitchen died Feb 29 at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, following an extended illness. She was born Apr 10, 1906, daughter of Johnny Adams and Tennie Poe Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Goble Kitchen in 1970, and 5 daughters. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Faye Snider and Mrs. Linda Matthews, both of Delaware and Mrs. Lorraine Perkins, Grayson, 2 sons, John L. Kitchen and Charles R. Kitchen, both of Delaware; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1one sister, Mrs. Julia White of Sunbury, OH, and 2 brothers, Jesse Adams, Johnstown, OH, and Monroe Adams, Whitman, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

LAKIN, Bascom Ray
1902-1984
Funeral services for Fort Gay Native Dr. Bascom Ray Lakin, 82, of Titusville, FL, were conducted Monday Mar 19 at Thomas Road Baptist Church by Dr. Jerry Falwell, Dr. H. Frank Collins, Dr. John W. Rawlings, Dr. Charles Billington, Dr. Wendell Correll and Dr. Harold Henniger. Interment was at Liberty Baptist College. Dr. Lakin died Thursday mar 15, 1984 in Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA following an extended illness. Dr. Lakin was born in Fort Gay, WV, the son of the late Richard Lakin and Mollie Farmer Lakin. He was a Baptist minister and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Titusville. He was converted to Christ in Feb 1918, and conducted his first evangelistic crusade one month later. He attended Moody Bible Institute and has been preaching the gospel for over 65 years. He conducted America's first nationwide daily gospel radio broadcast over the Mutual Radio Network. In the early 1940's he pastored the famous Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, IN. He was often referred to by his peers as "the Prince of Preacher" and he has been speaking annually for the past 25 years at Thomas Road Baptist church in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Violet Crabtree Lakin, a sister, Mrs. Bertha L. Michael of Springfield, MO and a grandson, W. Ronald Lakin of Titusville. He was preceded in death by a son, William Ashley Lakin. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1984

MCKINNON, Lon B.
1904-1984
Funeral services for Lon B. McKinnon, 79, Blaine, were conducted Mar 2 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bondie Salyers with burial in Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. McKinnon died Feb 29. Mr. McKinnon was born Feb 29, 1904 in Johnson County, a son of the late Jackson and Janie Cheek McKinnon. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Martin Fraley of Greenup, Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Blaine, and Mrs. Gladys Kidd of Lexington and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Mar 7,1984

MCNABB, Margaret (Chaffin)
1898-1984
Funeral services fro Mrs. Margaret (Lou) Chaffin McNabb, 85, of Lady Washington Street, Louisa, were conducted Mar 4 by the Rev. Lowell Langefield. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McNabb died Friday, Mar 2, in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. McNabb was born Mar 3, 1898, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Bill Jim and Emmaline Carter Chaffin. She was preceded in death in 1950 by her husband, Dr. John McNabb, Sr., and son, Dr. William J. McNabb. She was a retired teacher in Lawrence and Wayne counties. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, a former regent of the Louisa Daughters of American Revolution, and an honorary member of the Louisa Woman' Club and the United Methodist Women. Surviving are a son, John W. McNabb, Jr., of Louisa and 5 grandchildren, Tamara Ann McNabb of San Francisco, Margaret Grace, Maria Dawn, Mary Emmaline and Sarah Rebecca McNabb all of Louisa. Pallbearers were Bill Reed, Dennis Tiller, Eldred Adams, Jr., Robert Prichard, Cecil Thompson, Jim Walker, Howard Queen, Ed Williams and Charles Moore. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

MEADE, James
Funeral services for James Meade, 56, Louisa, were conducted Mar 3 in Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana with burial in Lane Cemetery at Harold in Floyd  County. Mr. Meade, formerly of Floyd County, died Feb 29, in Louisa, following a brief illness. Surviving are 3 brothers, Robert Meade and Ray Meade, both of Louisa and Denver Meade of Chillicothe, OH; a sister, Tiny Callihan of Columbus, 2 half brothers, Danny Joe Meade of Lucasville, OH, Gordon Meade of London, OH, and 7 half sisters, Dorothy Watson, Brenda Gaines, and Wanda Meade, all of Columbus, Linda Miller of Lancaster, OH, Ressie Case of Ashville, OH, Delvia Slone of Huntington and Sylvia Akers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

MEADE, Johnny P.
1923-1984
Graveside services for Lawrence county native Johnny P. Meade, 60, Norfolk, VA, were conducted Mar 11 in the Meade family cemetery by Rev. Tommy Meade. Mr. Meade, formerly of Johnson County, died Mar 7 in Norfolk. He was born Jul 21, 1923, in Lawrence County a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Hager Meade. Mr. Meade was employed by Norfolk Housing Development and was a member of Oceanview Church of God, Norfolk. Surviving are his wife, Jerry McClure Meade, who he married Aug 19, 1944; two daughters, Donna Milsape, Virginia Beach, VA and Bonita Grose, Norfolk; a brother, Samuel Meade, Jr., FL; four sisters, Gertrude Elkins, FL, Katherine Preston, Mansfield, OH, Francis Bartlett, Kenova, WV, Mary Alice Smith, Huntington, WV; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

MOORE, Hester (Moore)
1937-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Ann Moore, 46, Louisa, were conducted Mar 3 by Rev. Teddy Preston. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Feb 29 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mrs. Moore was born Jun 7, 1937 in Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Lucille Dobbins Moore. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Kay Moore of Louisa; 2 sons, Robert Moore and Mitchell Moore both of Louisa and 3 sisters, Juanita Moore and Dorothy Moore, both of Louisa and Magdelene Childers of Michigan City, IN. Big Sandy News, Mar 7,1 984

MORGAN, John
1916-1984
Funeral services for John Morgan, 67, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Mar 5, with burial in Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Morgan died Mar 2 in his residence. Mr. Morgan was born Jun 30, 1916, in Birmingham, KY, a son of the late Harry and Laura Hensley Morgan. He was a retired millwright. Surviving are 2 brothers, James Morgan of Louisa and Tom Morgan of Monroe, MI and 4 sisters. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

RANSON, Paul
1903-1984
Graveside services for former Lawrence Countian Paul Ranson, 80, Kanawha County, WV, were conducted Mar 24 at Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston. Mr. Ranson died Mar 22 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Ranson was born Oct 27, 1903, in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late Thaddeus and Elizabeth Pigg Ranson. He was a retired employee of McJunkin Corp. in Charleston. Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, 2 sisters, Mrs. Eliza R. Cooksey of Ashland, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice of Louisa; a brother, Robert D. Ranson of Tulsa, OK and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

SAMSON, Clara Barton (Thompson)
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Clara Barton Thompson Samson were conducted Feb 17 by Rev. John R. Canedy of Indianapolis, IN and Rev. Tom W. Jones of Flint, MI at Young Funeral Home in Louisa with burial in the John H. Thompson Cemetery at Horseford, KY. Mrs. Samson was born at Horseford in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Judge John H. and Rachel Ruggles Thompson. She attended school in Louisa. Mrs. Samson is survived by her husband, Hobart I. Samson, Pittsburgh, a sister, Mrs. Elkins, several nieces and nephews, including Allan  Thompson, of route 4, Louisa, several cousins, who reside in the Louisa area. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1984

SKAGGS, Courtney
1906-1984
Funeral services for Rev. Courtney Skaggs, 77, Martha, were conducted Mar 16 by ministers, Albert Holbrook, Jr., Elmer Burchwell, Richard Barker, and Roger Skaggs. Burial was in Skaggs family cemetery at Martha. Rev. Skaggs died Mar 13. Rev. Skaggs was born Nov 16, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henderson and Mertie Holbrook Skaggs. He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Fannin Skaggs, 2 daughters, Wanda Marshall and Clara Gyurkan, both of Dayton, OH; a son, Bobby Skaggs, a sister, Tora Hay of Hilliard, OH; a brother, Elzie Skaggs of Martha, 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1984

SPARKS, Permilia (Branham)
1890-1984
Funeral services for Permilia Sparks, 93, of Martha, were conducted Mar 19 in Elizabeth Baptist Church by ministers, Donny Sturgill, Buck West, Richard Barker, and Albert Holbrook, Jr. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Sparks, member of the Elizabeth Church, died Mar 17. She was born Mar 30, 1890, in Wise Co., WV, a daughter of the late G. W. and Elizabeth Soward Branham. Her husband, Alvin Sparks, preceded her in death in 1970., Surviving are 2 sons, Alvie Sparks and Elmer Sparks, both of Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. Martha Barker of Martha; 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 35 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1984

SPILLMAN, Edgar J.
1944-1984
Funeral services for Edgar J. Spillman, 39, Webbville, were conducted Mar 10 in Webb Chapel with burial in Spillman Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Spillman died Mar 8 at the residence. He was born Nov 27, 1944, a son of Roscoe Spillman of Webbville and the late Ora Spillman. Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon Spillman of Columbus, a brother, Johnny Spillman of Fallsburg, KY; 4 half sisters, Ruth Ann Spillman of Louisa, Katherine Cave of London, OH, Betty Wetzel and Norma Durbin both of Columbus and a half brother, Jack Cave of London. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1984

VARNEY, Luke, Sr.
1913-1984
Last rites were Sunday in Greenlawn Cemetery for former board of education member and Louisa merchant, Luke Varney, Sr., of  South Mayo Trail, Louisa. The 70 year old Belfry native, died mar 23 of a heart attack at his clothing store. Mr. Varney owned the Varney Clothing Store, located on the outskirts of Louisa the past 14 years. He was a roofer and served several terms as member and chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was a graduate of Morehead State University, where he was a football player. His son, Luke Varney, Jr., who died in 1978 was a football coach at the former Louisa High School. Mr. Varney made local history when he became the first patient of Louisa Humana Hospital to received a pacemaker. Mr. Varney was born Jul 8, 1913, in Belfry, a son of the late Melvin L. and Amy May Varney. He was a veteran of World War II, member of the Louisa VFW and American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sue Burke Varney, a daughter, Mrs. Kay Maynard, route 5, Louisa, a brother, Marvin Varney of Woodlawn, OH; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by Otis L. Greer and James A. Hayes, ministers. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

WELLMAN, Mary (Wellman)
1908-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wellman, 76, Louisa, were conducted Mar 15 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died Mar 12 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wellman was born Feb 24, 1908, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and Reba Wilson Wellman. She was a retired nurse with Riverview Hospital in Louisa and a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Leo Wellman, 2 daughters, Mrs. Peggy Roberts of Louisa and Mrs. Geraldine Stevens of Flatwoods; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Mar 21, 1984

WOODS, Frank
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Frank Woods, 74, Wurtland, were conducted Mar 22 in Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by Rev. Jams Wireman. Burial was in Melvin Cemetery in Wurtland. Mr. Woods died Mar 20 in Life Care Center in Morehead following an extended illness. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 2 sisters, Loraine Grubb of Wurtland and Ruby VanHorn of Baltimore, MD and 4 brothers, James Woods and Chester Woods both of Wurtland and Leo Woods of Greenup and Clifford Woods of Raceland. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1984

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ADKINS, Tennie (Berry)
1914-1984
Funeral services for Tennie Adkins, 70, of Fort Gay were conducted Tuesday Apr 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Mac Ray Cyrus and Rev. King Cyrus. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Adkins died Saturday Apr 7 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Adkins was born Jan 16, 1914 at Portsmouth, OH, the daughter of the late Joseph Berry and Bessie Bryant Berry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Adkins. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Sue Crabtree of Fort Gay and Mrs. Mary Hensley of Mesa, AZ; 3 sons, Randall Diamond of Norwood, OH, Paul G. Adkins of Ashland and Bobby L. Adkins of Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

BLANKENSHIP, Lona (West)
1912-1984
Graveside services for Mrs. Lona Blankenship, 71, Louisa, were conducted Mar 31 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. James A. Hayes. Mrs. Blankenship died Mar 28 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born Sep 1912 in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Henderson and Emma West. Her husband, Oscar W. Blankenship, preceded her in death. Surviving are a stepson, Ed Blankenship of Louisa and 6 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

BOOTH, Betty
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Booth, 66, of Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 10 with burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Booth died Apr 5 in Las Vegas. Her husband, Elmer Booth, preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 daughters, Juanita Hartigan of Holly Hill, FL, Marie Richardson of Crum, Josephine Brown and Pauline Hodge both of Fort Gay, Kella Justice of Kermit, Delores Richardson and Estline Moore of Wolf Creek and 4 sons, Dennis Maynard and Charles Booth both of Fort Gay and Everett Booth of Holly Hill and Carl Booth of Florida. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

BOYD, Frank Lee
1898-1984
Funeral services for Frank Lee Boyd, 85, Richardson, were to be conducted Apr 25 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems and Rev. Teddy Preston, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Boyd died Apr 22 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Boyd was born Dec 25, 1898, at Richardson, a son of the late George and Tren Castle Body. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Boyd, 6 daughters: Mrs. Doris Preston and Mrs. Peggy Fitch, both of Louisa; Mrs. Carol Sue Lacks, Worthington, KY, Mrs. Darlene Sartin, Fort Gay, Mrs. Patricia Lacks, Raceland, KY, Mrs. Willa Margaret Webb, Van Lear, KY; 2 stepdaughters: Mrs. Juanita Preston, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Maxine Jewell Abrams, Barboursville, WV; 3 sons: Billy Joe Boyd, Naples, KY, Tommy Lee Boyd, route 2, Louisa, Charles Ed Boyd, Ashland; 2 sisters: Lucille Pridemore, route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Telia Hensley, Louisa; 3 brothers: Arland Boyd, Warsaw, IN, Charley Boyd, Louisa and Henry Boyd, Carson, CA; 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

BRADLEY, Evalena
1903-1984
Funeral services for Evalena Bradley, 80, of Louisa, are to be conducted today Apr 4 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Bradley died Sunday Apr 1, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa She was born Jul 20, 1903 in Louisa the daughter of the late Frank G. and Minnie Chaffin Bradley. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Carter of Louisa and Mrs. Carnie Rayburn of Louisa and one brother, Dempsey Bradley of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

CAUDILL, Kirk, Jr.
1933-1984
Funeral services for Kirk Caudill, Jr., 50, of Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 15 in the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church, route 3 Louisa, with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Caudill died Apr 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Caudill was born Apr 15, 1933 in Louisa, a son of the late Kirk and Martha Caudill. He was a disabled employee of the Columbus Retread Shop. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Castle Caudill; 3 daughters, Mrs. Kay Webb of Fort Gay, Mrs. Nora Porter of Huntington and Miss Deanna Caudill, at home; a son, Michael Caudill of Athens, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Peggy Burton and Mrs. Herma Jean Rose, both of Ulysses; 6 brothers, Ted Caudill and Bob Caudill, both of Louisa, Edd Caudill of Fort Gay, WV, James Caudill of Commercial Point, OH, and Ivan Caudill and Leon Caudill both of Astatula, FL and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

CHAFFIN, Lula
1899-1984
Funeral services for Miss Lula Chaffin, 84, Louisa, were conducted Apr 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Chaffin died Apr 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Miss Chaffin was born Oct 18,1 899, a daughter of the late Kennis and Virginia Short Chaffin. Surviving are a sister, Effie Westfall of Louisa, and a brother, Charlie Chaffin of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

FANNIN, Audrey Marie (Smith)
1899-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Audrey Marie Fannin, 85, Xenia, OH, were conducted Apr 12 in Garrett Chapel Church by Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. James Mayhew. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Fannin died Apr 9 in Green Memorial Hospital at Xenia, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Fannin was born Feb 5, 1899, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Charles and Nancy Watson Smith. Her husband, Henry (Ike) Fannin, preceded her in death in 1971. Mrs. Fannin was a member of Garrett Chapel Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for several years. Surviving are 2 daughters, June Humphreys of New Carlisle, OH, and Nancy Wright of Jamestown, OH, a son, Wayne V. Fannin of Xenia; a sister, Rose Emmons of Elkhart, IN; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

FLUTY, Christopher Columbus “Lum”
Funeral services for Christopher Columbus “Lum” Fluty, 92 of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Apr 24 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery. Mr. Fluty died Apr 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Survivors include 3 sisters, Goldie Runyon of Inez, Alice Haney of Louisa and Elizabeth Preston of Milo. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

GREENHILL, Joe
1911-1984
Funeral services for Joe Greenhill, 72, Louisa, were conducted Apr 1 in the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Greenhill died Mar 29 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Greenhill was born Sep 11, 1911 in Olive Hill, a son of the late Louisa and Mary Wagner Greenhill. He retired in 1972 as a track supervisor with the Chessie System, following 50 years service and was a member of Winchester Masonic Lodge 20 F & AM and the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia May Glenn Greenhill; 3 daughters, Lillian Willingham of Columbus, GA, Shirley Rosell of Dayton, OH, and Dianne Cook of Louisa; 3 sons, Ralph Greenhill of Louisa, Billy Greenhill of Washington, D. C. and Claude Greenhill of Louisville; 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

HAMMOND, Jeff
1911-1984
Funeral services for Jeff Hammond, 73, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Apr 22 at Friendship United Baptist Church at route 5 by the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died Apr 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Hammond was born Apr 18, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late Colonel and Cora Webb Hammond. His wife, Geneva Wallace Hammond, preceded him in death in Feb 1984. Surviving are 3sons: Ronnie Hammond, Chapman, KY, Michael Hammond and Mathew Hammond, both at home; 6 sisters: Mrs. Neva Hughes and Mrs. Dollie Preston, both of Louisa, Mrs. Tina Hammond, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Laura Butcher, Whitehouse, KY, Mrs. Marie Scarberry, Marion, OH, Mrs. Bessie Grayson, Ashland, KY; 1 brother: Colonel Hammond, Circleville, OH; a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

HARMON, Miranda Dawn
Funeral services for stillborn Miranda Dawn Harmon, daughter of Darrell and Anita Kay Reed Harmon of Louisa were conducted Apr 24 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with burial in Ballard Harmon Cemetery at Pilgrim. Surviving include her parents, grandparents, Johnny and Helen Stacy Reed and Rush Willard and Rosetta Harmon, all of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

HENSLEY, Cecil
1915-1984
Funeral services for Cecil V. Hensley, 68, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Apr 12 in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems and Rev. Charles R. Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hensley died Apr 9 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Apr 20, 1915 at Louisa, a son of the late Eugene and Leona Miller Hensley. Mr. Hensley was a retired signalman with the Chessie System and a member of the railworkers' union. Surviving are his wife, Telia Boyd Hensley; 6 daughters, Mrs. Randall Carter and Patricia Williams, both of Louisa, Mrs. Paul D. Leibee of Fort Gay, Mrs. William Conn of Irving, TX, Mrs. Amos Bartley of Ashland, and Mrs. Albert Davis of Grayson; 3 sons, Cecil F. Hensley of Louisa Route 1, Larry H. Hensley of Louisa Route 2, and Paul D. Hensley of St. Petersburg, FL; a stepson, George C. VanHoose of OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Cartmell Williams of Louisa, Mrs. Lindsey Graves of Ulysses, and Mrs. Larry Holloway of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Eugene Hensley of Kenwood, CA; 22 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

HINKLE, Gary
1959-1984
Funeral services for Gary Hinkle, 24, of Tomahawk, were conducted Apr 2 at the home of his parents by Rev. Ronnie Ratliff and Darrell Ratliff and Bromley Marcum. Mr. Hinkle was electrocuted Mar 30 in a mining accident. Mr. Hinkle was born May 22, 1959 in Johnson County, son of Sebern and Velma Hinkle. Survivors include his wife, Angela Hinkle, one son, Derrick Lynn, at home; 3 brothers, Luther Hinkle of route 5, Louisa, Kevin Hinkle and Randall Hinkle both of Tomahawk, one sister, Ina Carol Kirk. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

HOLBROOK, Millard
1896-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Millard Holbrook, 87, Denton, were conducted Apr 1 in Malone Funeral Home by Elder Walter Willis. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery at Denton. Mr. Holbrook died Mar 29 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Bellefonte. Mr. Holbrook was born May 21, 1896, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Taylor and Nettie Reeves Holbrook. His first wife, Maude Stewart Holbrook, died in 1945. He was a farmer and member of the Primitive Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zelda Queen Holbrook, 5 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Lykins and Mrs. Kathleen Price, both of Ashland, Mrs. Gladys Shelton of Russell, Mrs. Joyce Ann Brock of Wicomico, VA and Mrs. Janet Lynn Zeger of Tucson, AZ; 5 sons, James T. Holbrook, Clinton Holbrook and William A. Holbrook all of Denton, Jack Holbrook of Flatwoods and Charles E. Holbrook of of Slidell, LA; a brother, Lawrence Holbrook of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Burke of Wurtland, Mrs. Herma Clay of Ashland, 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

JAHN, Edith Opal (Burton)
1932-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Edith Opal Burton Jahn, 52, Columbus, were conducted Apr 13, in Grove City, OH, with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Jahn died Apr 9 in Mercy Hospital. She was born Jan 7, 1932 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Raymond Burton and the late Maudie Diamond Burton. She had been active in the Ohio Blind Vendors, National Federation of the Blind of Ohio and National Federation of the Blind. Additional survivors include her husband, Robert Jahn, daughters, Dixie Gomer of Tampa, FL and Iris Jeanette, Thelma Jayne Burchett and Edith Gibenwood, all of Columbus, stepchildren, David, Linda, and Patty Jahn, all of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Willard Marshall of Columbus, brothers, James H. Burton, Jay O. Burton, and John B. Borders of Louisa and Franklin D. Borders of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

JAMES, Sarah (Derifield)
1907-1984
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Sarah H. Derifield James, 76, Jonesboro, GA, were conducted Apr 7 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Paul Nelson. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. James died Apr 4 in Jonesboro. Mrs. James was born Dec 27, 1907 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Millard and Helen Hammond Derifield. Her husband, Bill James preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Naomi Lyndsey of Jonesboro; 3 sisters, Oma Caudill of Eustis, FL, Elizabeth Ratcliffe of Louisa, and Mary Derifield of Covington, GA; 2 brothers, George Derifield and Obie Derifield both of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

MANSON, Ivory L. (Hickman)
1917-1984
Funeral services for former Lawrence County native, Ivory L. Hickman Manson, 67, of Gahanna, OH, were conducted Apr 4 at Gahanna Free Will Baptist Church by Pastor Bert Miller and Pastor David McKnight. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery Eastern Star Service. Mrs. Manson was born in August 1917 in Lawrence County at Torchlight, daughter of the late Lafe and Addie Hickman. Mrs. Manson died Apr 1 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mrs. Manson was a member of the Hillview Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Rickey Chapter No. 468 O.E.S. Survivors include her husband, George L. Manson of Gahanna, OH; 2 daughters, Louraine Bolyard of Reynoldsburg, OH, Jane Kathryn Litsinberger, Columbus, OH, a son, George David Manson, Columbus, OH, 5 sisters, Verna Williamson, Minnie Seitz, Violet Sexton, Nancy Brown all of Ohio and Mrs. Dave Bevins of Louisa; 2 brothers, David Hickman of Columbus, OH and Donald Hickman of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Ottis Hickman. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

MOORE, Freelin, Jr.
1893-1984
Funeral services for Freelin Moore, Jr., 90, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 23 in Seamon with burial in Mount Leigh Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Apr 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Moore was born Oct 29, 1893 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Freelin and Nancy Sperry Moore, Sr., His wife, Dixie York, preceded him in death in 1962. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Marie Taylor, Mrs. Myrtle McManhama and Mrs. Betty Satterfield, all of Seamon, OH and Ms. Hazel Presley of Ashley, IN, a son, Deward B. Moore, of Angelo, OK; a half-sister, Mrs. Dova Gowens of Ashland, 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

NEWBERRY, John G.
1916-1984
Funeral services for John G. Newberry, 67, of Louisa were conducted Sunday Apr 8 at Young Funeral Chapel with burial in the Davison Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY. Mr. Newberry died Friday Apr 6, 1984 at home. Mr. Newberry was born Oct 21, 1916 at Inez, the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Waterson Newberry of Inez and the late H. G. Newberry. He was a member of the Marion Hale Lodge No. 672 at Inez, a World War II veteran and a retired pipe fitter. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Blackburn Newberry; one daughter, Sharon Haynes of San Antonio, TX; one sons, Stephen W. Newberry of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, James W. Newberry of Shreveport, LA and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

OWENS, Homer
1922-1984
Funeral services for Homer Owens, 62, Prestonsburg, were conducted Mar 25 in the Community Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Slone Cemetery in Knott County. Mr. Owens died Mar 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born Mar 2, 1922 in Knott County, son of the late Rufus and Tilda Watson Owens. He was a member of the Community Free Will Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Delta Slone Owens and one son, Charles Owens, all of Prestonsburg; 2 daughters, Linna Bishop and Jeanie Owens, both of Louisa, one brother, Rudell Owens and 2 sisters, Zada Whalen and Eunis Essex, all of Louisville and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

PERRY, Virginia (Wilks)
1951-1984
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Mrs. Virginia Perry were to be conducted Apr 25 at Webb Chapel Church at Webbville by the Rev. Jack Perry, with burial in Bishop Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Perry died Apr 21 in Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Perry was born Feb 22, 1951 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Dan Wilks of Webbville and the late Georgia Bishop Wilks. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Perry, 2 sons, Michael Perry and Jason Perry, both at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Bethel Sanson and Mrs. Doris Jean Fridely both of Columbus, Mrs. Lillian Beach of Indiana, Mrs. Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Kentucky; and 7 brothers, Paul Ray Wilks of Columbus, James Wilks of Ashville, OH, Anthony Wilks, Leslie Wilks and Harvey Wilks, all of Webbville and Herbert Wilks and Phillip Wilks, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

ROWE, Linzie
1933-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Linzie Rowe, 51, Marysville, OH, were conducted Apr 21 in Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Homer Burchett with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rowe died Apr 18 at the residence. Mr. Rowe was born Jan 31, 1933, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Esta Lowe Rowe. He was a minister and an employee of O. M. Scott  & Son, Inc. in Marysville. Surviving are wife, Mrs. Bessie Rowe, 1 daughter: Mrs. Jimmie Edwards, Marysville, 2 sons: Clinton Rowe, Louisa and Garland Rowe, Marysville; 2 sisters: Mrs. George Preston, Louisa and Mrs. Levi Thompson, route 2, Louisa; 5 brothers: George Rowe, Ashland, KY, Grover Rowe, Allen, KY, Sammy Rowe, Orville Rowe, both of Louisa, Hershel Ray Rowe, Lexington, KY; 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

SALYERS, Earl
1913-1984
Funeral services for Earl Salyers, 70, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday Apr 24 at Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Salyers died Apr 21, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Salyers was born Oct 17, 1913 in Flat Gap, son of the late Jimmy Roscoe Salyers and Nora McKenzie Salyers. Survivors include1 sister: Mrs. Phil Chaffin, route 3, Louisa; 4 brothers: Troy Salyers, Otchel Salyers, Orvial Salyers, Jr., all of route 4, Louisa and Charles Salyers, Bluefield, VA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 25, 1984

THOMPSON, Jay
1932-1984
Funeral services for former Louisa Mayor and merchant Arthur Jay Thompson, of 407 Rice St., will be Friday morning at 11 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial for the 51 year old veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, following military rites. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force. He died Monday night in Humana Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Thompson was mayor of Louisa and a member of city council for several terms. He operated Thompson's Sunoco Station on the Louisa bypass for many years, and was former owner-operator of Thompson's Furniture in Southland Plaza. Mr. Thompson was born May 12, 1932 at Irad, KY, a son of the late Arch and Barbara Adams Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Corderro Thompson, 2 daughters, Patricia Thompson and Nellie Thompson, both at home, one son, John J. Thompson, at home and one brother, Arlie B. Thompson of route 3, Louisa. He was a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, IOOF, First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Louisa Rotary Club. Pallbearers will be Mark Clevenger, Dan VanSickle, Gordon Thompson, Gene Johns, Brauce Bussey and Leonard Adams, Jr. Friends may call at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

VANHORN, Dennie
1914-1984
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Dennie Kinner VanHorn, 69, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Apr 12 in Rose Hill Burial Park by Rev. Steve Drury. Mr. VanHorn died Apr 9 in Veteran's Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. VanHorn was born Nov 10, 1914, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Margaret Kenner VanHorn. He was retired from Tennessee Gas Transmission. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the U. S. Army and was a member of Green Hill Lodge No. 521 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Williams VanHorn, 2 daughters, Sheila Darby of Catlettsburg, and Valorie Miller of Westwood, 2 sisters, Pearl Hall of Cannonsburg and Hermie Shivel of route 2 Catlettsburg and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 18, 1984

VANHORN, Thomas E.
1921-1984
Funeral services for Thomas Vanhorn, 62, Louisa, were conducted Apr 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Vanhorn Cemetery. Mr. Vanhorn died Apr 2 at the residence following a heart attack. Mr. Vanhorn was born Nov 16, 1921 in Louisa, a son of Fred and Nolda Cooksey Vanhorn of Louisa. He was a retired farmer and coal  miner. Surviving in addition to his parents are 3 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Berry of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Bessie Francis Diamond of Spring Valley, OH, and Mrs. Ella Mabel Crisp of Louisa, and a brother, Ira G. Vanhorn of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

WALLACE, Margaret (Dodson)
1919-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Margaret Wallace, 65, Louisa were conducted Mar 30 in First United Methodist Church by Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace died Mar 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallace was born Feb 14, 1919, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sue Pickrell Dodson. She was a retired legal secretary for E. E. Adams, Sr. and Jr.; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Louisa Lodge, the United Methodist church and the Methodist Women's Society. Surviving are her husband, L. E. "Lew" Wallace, Jr., 2 2 daughters: Mrs. Jane Kathryn Branham, Louisa and Miss Lee Anne Wallace, Lexington, KY; 1 sister: Mrs. Iris Powers, Huntington, WV; 1 brother: William M. Dodson, Minford, OH; 2 grandsons. Big Sandy News, Apr 4, 1984

WILLIAMS, Fern (Osborn)
Graveside services for Blaine native, Mrs. Fern Osborn Williams of Ashland, were conducted Apr 6 at Ashland Cemetery by Rev. Paul E. Holbrook, Jr. Mrs. Williams died Apr 4 in King's Daughters' Hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Williams was born at Blaine, a daughter of the late Dr. Henry C. and Nora W. Osborn. Her husband, Dr. Harold N. Williams, died in 1975. She was a retired school teacher in Ashland and had taught at Putnam Junior High School for many years. She was a graduate of University of Kentucky and a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Pan-Hellenic, Bellefonte Country Club, First Presbyterian Church and was a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are a sister, Ruth Osborn of Ashland, a niece, Mrs. Eleanor Berry Caneps of Huntington and a nephew Richard H. Berry of Roanoke. Big Sandy News, Apr 11, 1984

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BLANKENSHIP, Donald Douglas
1937-1984
Funeral services for Donald Douglas Blankenship, 47, Columbus, formerly of Martin County, were conducted May 15 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Woodrow Sexton with burial in Preece Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship died May 12 in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Blankenship was born Jan 30, 1937 at Inez, a son of Luther and Gladys Preece Blankenship of Louisa. He was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving in addition to his parents are 6 sisters, Mrs. Beth Lou Frazier of Staffordsville, Mrs. Lushie Harros of Ashville, Mrs. Becky Parsley of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Helen Davis of Dublin, GA, Mrs. Sharon Mills of Ripley, WV and Mrs. Gail Hammond of Vermillion, OH. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

BROWN, Kinner
1908-1984
Funeral services for Lowmansville native Kinner Brown, 75, of Oceana, WV, were conducted Apr 28 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Apr 24 in Williamson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born Sep 26, 1908 at Lowmansville, a son of the late Ben and Amy Leslie Brown. His wife, Mary Shannon Brown, died in 1966. He was a retired coal miner and merchant and a member of Delphia Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Ann Mullins of Mann, WV; 7 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

BUSH, Jonas S.
Funeral services for former Louisian Jonas S. Bush, 78, Winchester were conducted Apr 19 at Lusk Funeral Home with burial in Winchester. The former manager of Ben Franklin Variety Store in Louisa died Apr 16 at the residence. Mr. Bush was active in the First Christian Church while residing in Louisa. The native of Clark County was the son of the late William and Zipporah Oliver bush and was a retired field manager for the Ben Franklin Variety Stores. He was a member of and Elder of the First Christian church, Disciples of Christ, Paris, a member and immediate past master, 40 year member of Paris Lodge 2 F & AM; member of Paris Chapter 167, O. E. S.; member of New Bern Chapter, 46 R. A. M., New Bern, NC. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth H. Bush, a daughter, Mrs. Perry Chipps, Wellesley Hill, Mass., a son William Bush, Augusta, GA, a stepson, Malcolm Doyle, Winchester, a sister, Mrs. J. M. Carman, Winchester, 4 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1984

CAUDILL, Eula (Miles)
1929-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Caudill, 54, Louisa, were conducted May 12 in Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery. Mrs. Caudill died May 7 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Caudill was born Sep 11, 1929, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Dave and Sarah Elizabeth Crabtree Miles. She was a disabled bakery worker. Surviving are her husband, Homer Caudill; a daughter, Leecia Jane Levering of Louisa, a son, Gary Steven Caudill of Fallsburg, 4 sisters, Mrs. Julia Hale of Ashland, Mrs. Virginia Huddleston of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Polly Bell of Sunbury, OH and Mrs. Bessie Busby of Versailles; 3 brothers, Paul Miles, Clyde Miles and Thomas Miles, all of Ashland, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

COMPTON, Ernest L.
1905-1984
Last rites for former Louisa merchant, who was blind for 64 years, were conducted May 1 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Ernest L. (Ern) Compton, 79, of 111 E. Perry St., died Apr 29 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Compton operated Ern’s Newstand 44 years. He was born Feb 21, 1905 in Portsmouth, OH, a son of the late Lafe V. and Monie Blankenship Compton. He was blinded in a dynamite explosion in 1920. Survivors include a son Ben Compton of Huntington and a brother, Joe S. Compton of Louisa. Big Sandy news, May 2, 1984

FANNIN, Versie (Sparks)
1918-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Versie Sparks Fannin, 66, of Columbus, OH, are Thursday May 31 at 2 p.m. at Cordell Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Buchanan Chapel Church Cemetery. Mrs. Fannin died Monday, May 28, 1984 in Columbus. Mrs. Fannin was born May 16, 1918 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Richmond and Katherine Hale Sparks. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Vada O’Bryan of Blaine, Mrs. Lula Jordan and Mrs. Shirley Bushby, both of Columbus; 2 sons Delmar Lee Fannin of Louisa and James Edward Fannin of South Point, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Geneva Wright of Greenup County and Mrs. Goldie Ball of Catlettsburg; one brother, Vinas Sparks of Dayton, OH; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1984

FYFFE, Fred
1910-1984
Funeral services for Fred Fyffe, 74, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted May 16 at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Roger Ross and Rev. Ellis Hamilton with burial in Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Fyffe died May 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Fyffe was born Apr 7,1910 at Flat Gap, KY, son of Cecil and Laura Fyffe. Surviving are his wife, Martha Johnson Fyffe; 3 sons: Gale D. Fyffe, route 1, Louisa, Willis H. Fyffe, Carroll, OH, and Charles R. Fyffe, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Macie Bush, Johnstown, OH, 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

GRIFFITH, John Watson
1915-1984
Funeral services for John Watson Griffith, 68, Martha, were conducted May 2 in Elizabeth Church by ministers, Albert Holbrook, Jr. and Willard Bailey. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery. Mr. Griffith died Apr 29 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following a brief illness. Mr. Griffith was born Sep 24, 1915 at Blaine, a son of the late Harry and Alma Boggs Griffith. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Co in Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mona Sturgill Griffith; 2 stepsons, Bobby Joe Miller of Isonville and Charles Nelson Miller of Hilliard, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Boggs and Mrs. Ethel Boggs both of Catlettsburg, a brother, Norman Griffith of Chillicothe, OH, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1984

HALL, Ethel (Sparks)
1903-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Hall, 80, Louisa, were conducted may 2 in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church, by Rev. James Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hall died Apr 30 at the residence. Mrs. Hall was born Sep 20, 1903, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Mascom and Leona Meade Sparks. Her husband, Ira Hall died in 1981. Surviving are  a daughter: Mrs. Raymond Cox, Red Jacket, WV; 2 sons: Phillip Hall, Columbus, OH and Harold Hall, Louisa; 1 sister: Mrs. Bertha Pack, Flatwoods, KY; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1984

HUGHES, Irene (Cooper)
1924-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Cooper Hughes, 59, of route 1, Piedmont, OH were conducted May 8 in Freeport, OH. Burial was in the family cemetery at Busseyville. Mrs. Hughes died in her sleep May 5 after being ill about 2 years. She was born in Ohio, Nov 26, 1924, daughter of the late Delbert and Hazel McClone Cooper. She had been a devout Christian for several years. She is survived by her husband, Mitchel C. Hughes; 2 sisters, and 7 brothers. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1984

MAY, Vergie (Kelly)
1904-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Vergie May, 80, Grove City, OH were conducted May 17 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with burial in Kelly Cemetery, Lawrence County. Mrs. May died May 12 in a Columbus hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. May was born Feb 26, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Polly Evans Kelly. Her husband, David May died in 1974. Surviving are 4 sisters, Sidney Kelly and Victoria Skaggs, both of Grove City, Vernie Jenkins of Columbus and Viola Foster of Springfield, OH and 2 brothers, Noah Kelly of London, OH and John Kelly of Grove City. Big Sandy news, May 23, 1984

MAYNARD, Mae (Mailh)
1909-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Maynard, 74, of Circleville, OH were conducted Apr 28 at Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mack Daniels. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Apr 25 in Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born Jun 12, 1909, in Virginia, a daughter of the late John and Mattie Mailh. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Tom Eveland of Circleville, Mrs. Floyd Burns and Mrs. Glen Ward, both of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Luther Endicott of Barboursville, WV; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

MEEK, Millard
1926-1984
Funeral services for Millard Meek, 57, Louisa, were conducted Apr 28 at Richardson Chapel Church by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Mr. Meek died Apr 25 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Meek was born Aug 23, 1926 at Whitehouse, a son of the late William and Geneva Miller Meek. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Noble Grand I.O.O.F. of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Meek, 4 daughters: Mr. Sheila Hyde, Wittenville, KY, Terecia Mollette, Sitka, KY, Arvie Mae Slone, Paintsville, KY, Connie Sue Wheeler, Blaine, KY; 1 son: Vernon Meek, Martin, KY; 2 stepdaughters: Terecia Lynn Goble, West Van Lear, KY, Malissa Ann Lemaster at home; 2 stepsons: Paul M. Lemaster, River, KY; Rickie A. Lemaster, River, KY; 2 sisters: Mrs. Louise Hover, Uniontown, PA, Mrs. Elva Boyd, route 2, Louisa; 2 brothers: John Meek, Tram, KY, Ballard Meek, Louisa; 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

MOORE, Mart
1911-1984
Funeral services for Mart Moore, 73, Blaine, were conducted May 22 in the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Laurel Ridge Cemetery at Flat Gap. Mr. Moore, former magistrate died May 19 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Moore was born Jan 12, 1911, in Blaine, a son of the late John and Plura Seagraves Moore. He was a retired farmer and sawmill worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clustenia Moore; 2 sons, James Moore, Columbus, OH, Arlie E. Moore, Flat Gap, 4 daughters: Bertena Ross, Blaine, Jewell Hill, Granite City, IL, Charlotte Bishop, Hamilton, OH, Polly Bellinghousin, New Providence, IA; 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1984

MOORE, Orbin
1901-1984
Funeral services for Orbin Moore, 82, McDowell, were conducted May 12 at the residence with burial in Jack Hall Cemetery. Mr. Moore died May 8 in McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born Jun 4, 1901, in Floyd County, a son of the late Vaughn and Nancy Moore. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Hall Moore; 2 daughters, Anna Rose Bentley of McDowell and Augustine Furburt of Ohio, a son, Charles Moore of Bainbridge, IN; 2 brothers, Arthur Moore of Blaine and Al Moore of McDowell and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

NOLAN, John, Jr.
1923-1984
Funeral services for John Nolan, Jr., 61, Louisa, were conducted May 27 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Nolan died May 25 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Nolan was born May 7, 1923 a son of Mrs. Maxie Carter Nolan of Louisa and the late John Nolan, Sr., Surviving are 3 sons, John William Nolan of Ohio and Michael Burns Nolan and Allen Nolan both of Wayne, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Edwards and Mrs. Maxine Fyffe, both of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1984

OWENS, William
Last rites for West Virginia native William Owens, 83, Little River, CA, were conducted May 5 at the IOOF Cemetery. He died May 3 in Mendocino Coast Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Owens was the last civil lighthouse keeper on the West Coast. During his career he was stationed at Pt. Conception, Pt. Sur, Pt. Arena, and Pt. Cabrillo eventually retiring after working at Pt. Cabrillo. Mr. Owens received his education in Kentucky and in the armed forces during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 185 (Claybourne), the Royal Arch Masons of California, Mendocino No. 88, Cryptic Masons of California; Redwood Empire Council No. 46, the Knights Templar of California, Ukiah, Commnadry No. 33, Aahmes Temple AAONMS of Oakland, the Fort Bragg Shrine Club, Veterans of WWI of the USA, Inc; American Legion Post 96; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Owens was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Isabel, whom he married on Feb 4, 1922 in Baltimore, MD; daughters, Shirley Stormes, Salinas, CA, Sarah Swartz of Gualala, Dix Spence of Washington state, Jean Carpenter of Colorago, Joan Silva of Foresthill, CA, Diana Brown of Eureka, CA, sister, Minnie Brunton of Kentucky; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1984

PETERS, Alice (Peters)
1894-1984
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Alice Peters, 90, Chesapeake, OH, were conducted May 16 in Schneider Funeral Home with burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Peters died May 12 in Colonial Manor Care Center, Loudenville, OH. She was born Jan 13, 1894 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late William H. and Hessie Crum Peters. She was a member of the Wilson Chapel Methodist Church and of Westmoreland Women’s Club. Her husband, Everette L. Peters died Apr 22, 1967. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ethel Branham of Mansfield, OH, one brother, Clyde M. Peters of Seminole, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, May 23, 1984

RITCHIE, Burley
1910-1984
Burley Ritchie, 73, Louisa, died Apr 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa. No funeral arrangements are planned. Mr. Ritchie was born May 17, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of the late David Dudley and Cecilia Litteral Ritchie. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Ritchie, 3 sons, Paul Ritchie of Piketon, OH, James Ritchie of Waverly, OH, and Leroy Ritchie of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilma Thompson of Bellefonte and Mrs. Anna Hannah of Elm Grove, OH; a brother, Warnie Ritchie of Westwood, 5 sisters, Mrs. Cora Nicholes of Fayetteville, OH, Mrs. Bertha Blankenship and Mrs. Mary Mullins both of Ashland, Mrs. Verna V. Tyree of Ironton, and Mrs. Martha Newman of Cincinnati; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1984

ROBERTS, Willis D.
1931-1984
Funeral services for Willis D. Roberts, 53, of Louisa, were conducted May 15 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Roberts Cemetery. Mr. Roberts was born Mar 1, 1931 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Thelma Ball Roberts of Louisa and the late Webb Roberts. Mr. Roberts died May 12 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington following a brief illness. He was a millwright of Local 1519 Ironton, OH and Superintendent for Union Boiler Company, Nitro, WV. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Kirk Roberts, 5 sons, William L. Roberts, Donald L. Roberts, David M. Roberts and Robert D. Roberts, all of Louisa and Richard Brian Roberts at home; 7 sisters, Mrs. Herbert Thompson of Ravenswood, WV, Mrs. Arlie Whittaker of Dupont, IN, Mrs. Robert L. Crum of Ashland, Mrs. Lora Reynolds of Louisa, Mrs. Howard Dahlman of Lexington, Mrs. Albert I. VanHoose of Paintsville and Mrs. Don McBride of Nicholasville, KY; a brother, Freeman W. Roberts of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

SAMMONS, Franklin
1972-1984
Funeral services for Franklin Ray Sammons, 11, son of Charles R. and Peggy Lou Muncy Sammons of Louisa, were conducted May 25 in Concord United Baptist Church by Elder Wayne Sammons. Burial was in Sammons and Martin Cemetery. The youngster died May 22 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born Jun 27, 1972 Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Charles Ray Sammons, Jr., at home, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Muncy of Johnson County and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dillon of Sciotoville, OH. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1984

SAVAGE, Jenny (Thornsburg)
1888-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Jenny Savage, 96, route 1, Rush, were conducted May 26 in Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. Johnnie Little. Burial was in Savage Cemetery, Carter County. Mrs. Savage died May 24. Mrs. Savage was born Apr 2, 1888 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Susan Goodman Thornsburg. Her husband, Babe Savage, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Jack Thornsbury of Rush and Waldon Savage of Vanceburg; a step son, Russell Savage of Ashland and a step daughter, Maxine Frye of Van, WV. Big Sandy news, May 30, 1984

STEVENS, Bessie (Akers)
1927-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Stevens, 56, Lowmansville, were conducted Apr 28 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Don Fraley and the Rev. David Castle. Burial was in Stevens family cemetery in Lowmansville. Mrs. Stevens died Apr 26. Mrs. Stevens was born Jul 17, 1927, in Floyd County, a daughter of Frank and Barbara Ellen Meade Akers. Surviving are her husband, Harold Stevens, 4 daughters: Mrs. Betty Borders, Louisa, Mrs. Anna Sue Cole, Sitka, KY, Mrs. Cathy Havens, and Mrs. Brenda Vanhoose both of Lowmansville, 2 sons: Larry E. Stevens and Harold Scott Stevens both of Lowmansville; a half-sister: Mrs. Fannie Blevins, Ulysses, KY; a half-brother: Harold Dean Burchett, Lowmansville; 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

THOMPSON, Emery
1906-1984
Funeral services for Emery Thompson, 78, of Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, May 19 at Oak Grove Church in Fort Gay by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mack R. Cyrus. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died May 16, 1984. He was a section foreman for N & W Railroad. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 26, 1906, the son of Ale Thompson and Dollie Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Alice Robertson Thompson, 2 daughters, Mrs. W. N. Kitts and Mrs. Benjamin F. Copley both of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Raymond Thompson, Ray Thompson and Robert Thompson all of Mansfield, OH and Ronnie Thompson of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson, Mrs. Allie Lambert and Shirley Cyrus, all of Fort Gay and Opal Burrow of Columbus, OH; one brother, Taylor Thompson of Utah; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1984

THOMPSON, R.V.
A 55 years old Clayton Lane man, died of carbon monoxide poisoning as the result of an early Saturday blaze at the residence. R. V. Thompson died of carbon monoxide asphyxiation, Lawrence County Coroner, Dr. John Ryan said, an autopsy has revealed. According to Jim Hall, public information officer for the Louisa Fire Department, Thompson apparently fell  asleep on a couch while smoking a cigarette. The blaze erupted at 12:25 a.m. May 5, at the Thompson residence, a single-story frame house on Carpet Mill Road at the intersection of U. S. 23, 2 miles south of Louisa. When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were shooting through the roof of the home, Hall said. The fire was extinguished about 15 to 20 minutes later and Thompson’s body was then recovered. “He was last seen on the couch,” Hall told the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Thompson apparently fell asleep and a cigarette caught the couch and subsequently the living room, on fire. Thompson was alone in the house, Hall said. A neighbor tried to get Thompson out of the house before firefighters arrived, but was prevented by intense heat, Hall said. State police are investigating. The fire was confined to the living room, Hall said, but the structure also sustained smoke damage throughout and some water damage. Firefighters were hampered by a downed power line that fell across the road, he added. Thompson is survived by a sister, Mrs. Monroe Perry and a brother, Don Thompson, both of Louisa, Funeral services were conducted May 8 in Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1984

VANHOOSE, Robert
1939-1984
Funeral services were held May 15 at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville for Robert VanHoose, 44. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. VanHoose died May 13 in Louisa Humana Hospital.  He was born June 28, 1939 in Johnson County. He was a construction worker and a resident of Louisa. Surviving are his parents, Raymond and Margie Borders VanHoose; his wife, Daisy Fugett VanHoose, who he married July 20, 1965; a son, Millard Ray, at home; 3 sisters, Mabel Lee Tillman and Phyllis Williams of Charlottesville, VA and Dorothy C. Frazier of Warsaw, Ind.  Big Sandy News, May 16, 1984

WILSON, Clyde E.
Funeral services for Clyde E. Wilson, 72, Louisa, were conducted Apr 24 in Ashville, OH by Rev. Joe Leatherwood. Burial was in Reber Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Apr 20 in Louisa. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lawrence County Senior Citizens and the Richardson Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Muncie Wilson; one brother, Clarence Wilson and a sister, Rachael Moody. Survivors include 4 sons, Tom Garner and George Wilson, Lancaster, Clyde Wilson, Jr., Louisa, and Robert Wilson, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Nellie Hunter, Canal Winchester and Libby Carter, Florida. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

WOODS, Myrtle (Thompson)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Myrtle Woods, 72, Ashland were conducted May 17 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Shepherd. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Woods died May 14 at the residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Woods was born Nov 25, 1911, at Webbville, a daughter of the late H. G. and Zelphia Perkins Thompson. Her husband, Jesse K. Woods died in 1968. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. Edna Bowen of Denver, CO, and Mrs. Ruth Cope, Mrs. Ethel Perry, Mrs. Edith Eaton and Mrs. Vivian Eaton, all of Ashland, 3 brothers,  Woodrow Thompson of Ashland, Harry Thompson of Augusta, GA and David Thompson of Denver and a half-brother, Morton L. Kitchen of Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 23,1984

WORKMAN, Addie E.
1920-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie E. Workman, 64, Big Sandy Trailer Court, Louisa, were conducted May 5 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Bromley Marcum, with burial in Patton Cemetery. Mrs. Workman died May 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following a brief illness. Mrs. Workman was born Feb 24, 1920, in Louisa, the daughter of the late Dewitt and Frances Rice Diamond. Her husband, Harve Workman died in 1979. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Sandra West and Mrs. Joan Cornett, both of Louisa, Mrs. Jean Carter, Circleville, OH, and Mrs. Peggy Burchett, Wintersburg, OH, 3 sons, Keith Workman, Richard Workman and Rodger Workman, all of Louisa; 5 sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Workman Star Route, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Combs route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Karen Akers, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan, and Mrs. Ann Vanhorn all of Ashland, one brother Dewitt Diamond, Star route, Louisa. Pallbearers were Mike and David Diamond, Ronnie Workman, Jake McCoy, Morton West and Mose Pack. Big Sandy news, May 16,1984

WORKMAN, Craig
1960-1984
Catlettsburg—The body of a 23 year old Louisa man, missing since Mar 11, was taken to Louisville for an autopsy to determine cause of death. Craig Workman’s body was recovered, fully clothed, about 3:45 a.m. Monday, Apr 30 from the Ohio River at 12th and Center Streets in Catlettsburg, according to Police Chief Ray Castle. The body was found near the Kentucky bank by an employee of Ashland Oil Marine Repair Terminal. Body County Coroner Mike Neal, after viewing the body at the scene, sent it to Louisville. There are no indications of foul play, he added. Workman, an employee of International Track Builders, was last seen fleeing towards the Big Sandy River the morning of Mar 11 being chased by city police. He was later reported missing by his wife, Barbara, according to Kentucky State Police Det. Clyde C. Johns. Mr. Workman was born Jul 18, 1960, in Louisa, son of Addie Diamond Workman and the late Harvey Workman. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Moore Workman, one daughter, Christy Workman, at home; 4 sisters, Joan Cornett, Mrs. Sandra West, both of Louisa and Jean Carter of Circleville, OH and Peggy Burchett of Wintersburg, OH; 3 brothers, Richard Workman, Keith Workman and Roger Workman all of Louisa. Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday Mar 1 at Patton Cemetery, route 4, Louisa by Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1984

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ALLEN, James R.
1917-1984
Funeral services for Lowmansville native, James R. Allen, 66, Columbus, OH, were Jun 5 at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Allen Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Allen died Sunday Jun 3, 1984 in Columbus following a brief illness. Mr. Allen was born Oct 14, 1917 in Johnson County, a son of the late Joseph and Nannie Preston Allen. Survivors include 3 sisters, Helen Croft and Grace George, both of Columbus and Elizabeth Nessley of Troy and a brother, D. J. Allen of Redding, CA. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

BALDRIDGE, Edna (Humble)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Baldridge, 72, of Lawrence County, were Jun 18 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Ford Gap Cemetery at Auxier. Mr. Baldridge died Friday Jun 15, 1984. Mrs. Baldridge was born Jun 16, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Laura Hall Humble. Her husband, Ollie Baldridge, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are 3daughters: Mrs. Genevieve Cole, Mrs. Charlene Wells, miss Willa Fay Thomas all of route 2, Louisa; a son: Harold Thomas, route 2, Louisa; 5 sisters: Mrs. Vonda Webb, Dwale, KY, Mrs. Ethel Ratliff, Allen, KY, Mrs. Sue Spurlock, London, KY, Mrs. Peggy Jo Damron, Robinson Creek, KY, Mrs. Grace Tipton, Ypsilanti, MI; a brother: Carl Humble, Martin, KY; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

BELCHER, Frances
1892-1984
Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Belcher, 91, native of Lawrence County were conducted Jun 22 in Ottaway Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, OH. Mrs. Belcher died Jun 20 at her residence in Lambertville, MI. The widow of Don Belcher, was born Nov 13, 1892 in Lawrence County. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ella Fields of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 27, 1984

BENARD, Thursa (Gillum)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Thursa Benard, 78, of Louisa, were conducted Jun 3 in Young Funeral Hone by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Benard died May 30 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell following an extended illness. Mrs. Benard was born Jun 5, 1905 at Burke, a daughter of the late John and Maude Davis Gillum. She was a member of the Rocky Branch Enterprise Baptist Church and the Louisa Order of Eastern Star 229. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Ray Diamond of Flatwoods ; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Alta Howerton, Ashland, KY, 2 stepsons, Paul Dean Benard, Flatwoods, KY, and Edgar E. Benard, Ashland, KY, 3 sisters: Mary Rucker, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Clara Thong, Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Lula Pittman, North Carolina; 7 brothers: Virgil Gillium, KY, Merdie Gillium, Chillicothe, OH, Albert, Junior, Ned, Frank and Henry Gillium all of Burke, KY; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

BLAIR, Leslie Ann
1984-1984
Graveside services for infant Leslie Ann Blair, were Tuesday at Rice family cemetery at Collista. She died shortly after birth Sunday, Jun 10, 1984 at Humana Hospital Louisa, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Rebecca Ann Tackett Blair, of Louisa. Surviving are her grandparents, Kenneth and Marylou Baldwin Blair and Ray and Marie Smith Tackett. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 13, 1984

BLANKENSHIP, Ester Rose (Benard)
1899-1984
Funeral services for EsterRose Blankenship, 84, of Louisa will be Thursday Jun 7 at 2 p.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial will be in the Benard Cemtery. Mrs. Blankenship died Monday Jun 4, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Blankenship was born Jun 20, 1899 the daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Jordan Benard. Her husband, Edgar Blankenship died in January. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Miller and Mrs. Ethel Miller both of Catlettsburg and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

BORDERS, Oretha (Fraley)
1895-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Oretha Ann Borders, 89, of Ulysses, were conducted June 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Borders died June 1 in Humana Hospital, Louisa.  Mrs. Borders was born May 15, 1895, in Van Lear, a daughter of the late Ben and Louise Quillen Fraley. Her husband, Arthur Borders, preceded her in death in 1955.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Lycan of Ulysses, five sons, Julius Borders of Montana, Earl Preston of Ashland, Deck Preston of Columbus, OH, Raymond Borders of West Jefferson, OH and Arthur Borders, Jr. of Galloway, OH, 30 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

BUSH, John Paul
1915-1984
Funeral services for John Paul Bush, 69, Louisa, were Jun 8 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Bush died Tuesday Jun 5, 1984 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. Bush was born Mar 24, 1915 in Louisa a son of the late John W. and Mary Ann Cornwell Bush. He was a retired farmer and barber, and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Donna Jean Cooksey Bush and 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Highley of Ashland and Mrs. Virginia Knox of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy news, Jun 13, 1984

CHAFFIN, Bob
1909-1984
Funeral services for Bob Chaffin, 74, of Louisa are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jun 13, at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by Rev. Otis Greer. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died Sunday Jun 10, 1984, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Chaffin was born Jun 17, 1909, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Shockey Chaffin. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Curnutte Chaffin, 3 daughters, Mrs. Joreen Panell of Louisa, Mrs. Sidney Osborn of Williamsburg, OH and Mrs. Donna Rodobaugh of Charleston, SC; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 13, 1984

COPLEY, Delores (Waller)
1909-1984
Graveside services for Mrs. Delores Copley, 74, Louisa, were conducted Jun 14 in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Copley died Jun 11. Mrs. Copley was born Nov 14, 1909, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Alwilda Porter Waller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Fred Copley; 2 sisters, Mrs. Irene House of  Warrenton, NC and Mrs. Evelyn W. Smoot of Ashland; and a brother, Kenneth J. Waller of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

CYRUS, Sheridan
1907-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Sheridan Cyrus, 76, of Paintsville, were Monday, Jun 4 at Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church by James Kelly Caudill, Raymond Combs, and Will Conley. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Cyrus died Saturday, Jun 2, 1984 of a sudden illness. Mr. Cyrus was born Sep 9, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Joe and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. He was a retired gas driller and member of the Pentecostal Church. His wife, Mary Jane Wilson Cyrus, preceded him in death in 1973. Survivors include 4 sons, Sheridan Cyrus, Jr., and Jimmy Cyrus both of Columbus, Cecil Eugene Cyrus of Paintsville, and Ted Cyrus of Fort Gay; 4 daughters, Ruby Bunn and Louisa Conley both of Columbus, Betty Webb of Lorraine, OH and Ruth Maynard of Louisa; 2 brothers, Raymond Cyrus of Louisa and Frank Cyrus of South Point; 4 sisters, Roberta Loar and Lucy Pigg of Columbus; Irene Muncy of Charleston and Dorothy Martin of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

DAVIS, Avanelle (Armstrong)
1924-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Avanelle Armstrong Davis, 59, Louisa, were conducted Jun 3 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. James Mayhew. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died May 30 in Louisville hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Davis was born Nov 8,1 924 in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Charles M. and Marie Bartram Armstrong. Her husband, Quentin “Rudy” Davis, preceded her in death in 1973. She was a member of Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Rudy Ray Davis of Louisville, a daughter, Mrs. Rita Ann Lambert of Louisa; 3 brothers, Ernest Armstrong of Dayton, OH, Frank Armstrong of Miamisburg, OH, and Charles Armstrong of Memphis, TN; 3 sisters Mrs. Virginia Fannin of Louisa, Mrs. Jean Stevens of Xenia, OH and Mrs. Roma Sue Morrison of Canton, OH and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

ENDICOTT, Mary
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Endicott, 74, of Louisa are Wednesday, Jun 13, at New Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial is in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mrs. Endicott died Sunday, Jun 10, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Her husband, Cecil Endicott preceded her in death. Survivors include 5 daughters, Madge Hobson of Majestic, Jewell Endicott and Alta M. Endicott both of Louisa, and Gisela Rowe and Myrtle Dyer both of Columbus; and 5 sons, Boyd Endicott, Sam Endicott, and Larry Endicott all of Louisa, Bobby L. Endicott of Tomahawk and Billy R. Endicott of Columbus. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Warfield, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 13, 1984

FERGUSON, Harold
1956-1984
Funeral services for Harold Ferguson, 27, of Blaine were Jun 18 at Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church by Elmer Burchwell and Bondie Salyer, ministers. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Ferguson died Friday Jun 15, 1984 in University Hospital, Columbus, after a long illness. Mr. Ferguson was born Sep 29, 1956 in Lawrence County, a son of Hargus Ferguson of Blaine and the late Fern Boggs Ferguson. He was a self-employed electrician. Surviving in addition to his father are 3 brothers, Jerry Lee Ferguson of Springfield, OH, Kenneth Ferguson of Flat Gap and Bobby Ferguson of Culver; a sister, Miss Linda Kay Ferguson of Blaine and 2 half-brothers, Ronald Griffith and Billy Vernon Evans, both of Springfield. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

GREEN, James M.
1899-1984
Funeral services for Blaine native James Monroe Green, 84, Tulsa, OK, were conducted May 22 in Tulsa with burial in Interment Memorial Park. Mr. Green, retired employee of Olson Drilling Co died May 20. Mr. Green was born in 1899 at Blaine, a son of the late Enoch (Doc) and Judy Green. He was married to the late Virginia Arrington Green. Survivors include a son, James B. Green, of Tulsa; 2 granddaughters, Linda Wallace of Tulsa and Vicki Baker of Oklahoma City, one great granddaughter and a brother, Ottis green of Burton, KS. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

HOLBROOK, Woodrow
1915-1984
Funeral services for former Kentucky Department of Highways Lawrence County foreman Woodrow Holbrook, 68, of Louisa, were conducted Jun 12 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Woodrow Sexton with burial in family cemetery. Mr. Holbrook died Jun 9 enroute to an area hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Holbrook was born Oct 6, 1915 at Glenwood, a son of the late Forest and Minnie Bellew Holbrook. He was a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Smith Holbrook, 2 daughters, Mrs. Janet McCormick and Mrs. Romona Williams  both of Louisa, 2 sons, Jack Holbrook of Louisa and Allen Holbrook of Rush; 5 sisters, Mrs. Nina Moore and Mrs. Freda Cooksey, both of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Lester of Denton, Mrs. Faye Ball of Coal Grove, OH, and Mrs. Leeda Kastarek of Mansfield, OH, a brother, James Holbrook of Summit; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 13, 1984

KELLEY, Martin Edward
1917-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Martin Edward Kelley, 66, Ashland, were conducted May 31 in Oka Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Corbet Jenkins and D. G. Sturgill with burial in Old Field Cemetery at Naples, KY. Mr. Kelley died in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Kelley was born Jun 1, 1917 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Rebecca Hicks Kelley. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary McKenzie of Ashland and Mrs. Ethel Swim of Summit. Big Sandy News. Jun 6, 1984

LESTER, Sarah
1917-1984
Funeral services for Blaine native Miss Sarah Lester, 66 of Elkins, WV, were Sunday Jun 10 at Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Lester died Wednesday Jun 6, 1984 in Elkins following an extended illness. Miss Lester was born Dec 26, 1917 at Barn Rock, KY, a daughter of the late Ira and Dove Dorton Lester. He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Johnson County schools for 33 years. Surviving are a brother, Elmo Lester of Blaine and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Sturgill of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Jun 13, 1984

LITTLE, Fred, L.
1906-1984
Funeral services for Fred L. Little, 77, Fort Gay were Jun 5 at Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial will be in Little Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Little died Saturday Jun 2, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Little was born Nov 6, 1906, at Chatteroy, WV, the son of the late Albert H. and Charlotte Parker Little. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay; 6 sons: Fred Little, Jr., Ft. Worth, TX, George Little, Louisa, James A. Little, West Point, KY, Lemuel Little and Don R. Little, both of route 1, Fort Gay, Boyd C. Little, Huntington, WV; a sister: Mrs. James Meador, Elkton, MD; 26 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

MCKINSTER, Claude
1909-1984
Funeral services for Claude McKinster, 75, Louisa, were conducted Jun 15 in Spencer Church with burial in McKinster Cemetery. He died Jun 12 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington following an extended illness. Mr. McKinster was born May 5, 1909, a son of the late John and Sarah Moore McKinster. He was a retired water well driller. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary McKinster; 4 sons: James A. McKinster, Columbus, OH, Joseph L. McKinster, route 3, Louisa, Claude W. McKinster, at home, Jesse M. McKinster route 1, Louisa; a sister: Ruby Moore, route 3, Louisa, a brother: Mayo B. McKinster, Columbus; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

MEAD, Belle (McSorley)
1894-1984
Funeral services for Buchanan native, Mrs. Belle McSorley Mead, 90, London, OH, were conducted Jun 3 in John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Mead died May 30 in Hampton Poet Nursing Home in Jefferson, OH. Mrs. Mead was born Apr 14, 1894 at Buchanan, a daughter of the late James and Sabrinah Turman McSorley. Her husband, Louis Harrison Mead, preceded her in death. She waw a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ashland and Ashland Woman’s Club. She moved to London from Ashland in 1981. Surviving is a son, Richard H. Mead in London. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

MEADE, Mary Ann (Wilson)
1892-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Meade, 92, Fort Gay, were conduced Jun 15 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Sherman McGown and Sam Fry. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Meade died Jun 12. Mrs. Meade was born Mar 19, 1892, at Dunlow, a daughter of the late George W. and Amanda Farra Wilson. Her husband, Martin Luther Meade died in 1981. Surviving are2 daughters: Mrs. Gussie Ferguson, Wayne, WV and Mrs. Hester Perry, route 1, Fort Gay; 2 sons; LeeRoy Meade, Johnstown, OH, Charles Wilson, Huntington, WV; 24 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

MILLER, Thaddus
1932-1984
Last rites for former Louisa mayor, Thaddus Miller, 52, were conducted Jun 26 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Funeral services for Miller, mayor 1956-60, were conducted Tuesday in Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James Hayes and Rev. Leon Greer. He died Saturday morning in Humana Hospital Louisa following an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan 21, 1932 in Louisa, son of the late J. R. Miller and Dorothy Miller. Miller recently purchased Cut Rate Market, which he operated and was co-owner of J. R Miller and Son Wholesale Grocery. Miller was former judge protem of the Lawrence Fiscal Court during the current administration; was president of Louisa Lion’s Club, member of FIVCO board of directors, member of board of directors of Peoples Security, Kentucky Colonel, member of Catlettsburg, Elks Club Lodge 940, charter member of Greater Louisa Industrial Foundation; member of Free Will Baptist Church and Apperson Lodge 195 Masonic Lodge. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Wanda Bradley Miller, a daughter, Nikki Nelson of Louisa; 3 sons, Thaddus Michael Miller, of Lexington, Richard A. Miller of Orlando, FL and James Edward Miller, Louisa, a brother, Paul David Miller, Louisa and 2 grandchildren, Bradley Jay Nelson and Kristy Nicole Nelson. Big Sandy News, Jun 27, 1984

SIMPSON, Ethel S. (Fraley)
1915-1984
Funeral services for Ethel S. Simpson, 69, of route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 20 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeal Home Chapel by Rev. John A. Simms and Rev. Ted Shannon. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. Mrs. Simpson died Jun 18, 1984 at Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born May 2, 1915 at Prestonsburg, KY, daughter of the late W. M. Fraley and the late Laura Owens Fraley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Simpson in  1972. Surviving are3 daughters: Mrs. Joyce N. Adams, Ulysses, Mrs. Ann E. Tipton, Noblesville, IN, Mrs. Sally G. Powell, route 5, Louisa; 3 sons: Harold Simpson, route 1, Louisa, Neal Simpson, Jr., Bridgeport, OH, Charles W. Simpson, route 5, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Laura Preston, Mrs. Edith Simpson, and Mrs. Verna Price all of Drift, KY; a brother: Jake Fraley of Drift; 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 20, 1984

SPEARS, Daniel E.
1959-1984
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Daniel E. Spears, 24, Charleston, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 13 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Spears died Jun 10 at the residence. Mr. Spears was born Aug 24, 1959, in Huntington, a son of Harold Spears, Sr., of Fort Gay and the late Elizabeth Lincoln Spears. He was an employee of Firehouse No 4 Restaurant in Charleston. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his stepmother, Mrs. Harold Spears; a sister, Mrs. Lynda Spears of Miami, FL, 3 brothers, Howard Spears and Harold Keith Spears, Jr., both of Huntington and Dr. Timothy Martin Spears of Charleston and 3 stepbrothers, Barry Cottle of Honolulu, Hawaii, Donald Cottle of Huntington and Charles T. Cottle of Richmond, VA. Big Sandy news, Jun 13, 1984

STURGILL, Frank
1915-1984
Funeral services for Frank Sturgill, 68, of Louisa will be Thursday Jun 7 at 10 a.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Preece and Rev. Howard Preece. Burial will be in Preece Memorial Gardens in Louisa. Mr. Sturgill died Monday Jun 4, 1984 at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Sturgill was born Sep 17, 1915 in Johnson County, a son of the late N. R. Sturgill and Lizzie Mollette Sturgill. Survivors include his wife, Mae Preece Sturgill; 2 sons, Frank Sturgill, Jr. of Flint, MI and Bill Sturgill of Ubly, MI; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elaine Frazier and Mrs. Ilene Thompson both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Stella Mills and Mrs. Beulah Mills both of Tomahawk and Mrs. Maudie Kennedy of Mann, WV; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

WEBB, Evie (Staton)
1918-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Evie Webb, 65, Louisa are Wednesday at  p.m. at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died Sunday, Jun 3, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mrs. Webb was born Jun 30,1918 in Pike County, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Cook Staton. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Leon Webb; 2 sons, Harold Cline of Alderson, WV and Franklin Cline of Oceana, WV; a brother, Garland Staton of Pineville, WV; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 6, 1984

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ADAMS, Peggy (Large)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Peggy L. Adams, 82, of Kenova, WV, were Monday Jul 2 at Ceredo Mortuary Chapel and at Fairview Cemetery, Williamson. Mrs. Adams died Friday Jun 29, 1984, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Adams was born May 30, 1902, in Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Martin V. Large and Mattie Lyons Large. She was a member of the 18th Street Pentecostal Church of Christ, Kenova. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Adams, in Sep 1976. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Josephine) Krvseki of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Gary (Rosemary) Pannecouk of New Baltimore, MI, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) Cornwell of Richmond, MI and Mrs. Arnold (Joyce) Smith of Plainfield, NJ; 2 sons, Robert Adams at home and Happy O. Adams of Dearborn Heights, MI; one sister, Mrs. Kay Sturgill of Buchanan, KY; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

AKERS, Leonard
1914-1984
Funeral services for Leonard Akers, 70, of Fort Gay, were Monday Jul 16, at Big Hurricane Baptist Church in Fort Gay, by Johnny Cavins and Charles Thompson, ministers. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Akers died Friday, Jul 13, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Akers was born Feb 8, 1914 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Rev. James B. and Julia Crabtree Akers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Smith Akers, a daughter, Mrs. Delores Salyers of Houston, TX; 4 sons, Gwin Akers of Kenova, WV, Sam Smith of Prichard, WV, David Smith and Robert Smith both of Wayne, WV, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Riffe of Huntington; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

BARNETT, Junior
1894-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Junior Barnett, 90, of Chillicothe, OH were Friday, Jul 6 at Ware Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenview Cemetery, Chillicothe. Mr. Barnett died Tuesday, Jul 3, 1984. Mr. Barnett was born Oct 3, 1894 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Louvina Pigg Barnett. Mr. Barnett, a retired farmer and businessman, served in the Army in World War I. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Chillicothe and over 50 years of membership in the Masonic Lodge 869 of Wayland, KY. Survivors include his wife, Clara Brown Barnett, one daughter, Mary L. Griesheimer of Chillicothe; 2 sisters, Thelma Watkins of Holiday, FL, and Gertrude Otte of Marysville, OH; one brother, Ova Barnett of Flatwoods, KY and 2 grandchildren. His first wife Martilia Shannon Barnett preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

BARTLEY, James
1908-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence county native James “Tojo” Bartley, 75, of Ashland, were Tuesday Jul 17, at Williams Creek Church of God by Amon Diamond and Paul Ray Diamond, ministers. Burial was in Kirby Flats Cemetery in Boyd County. Mr. Bartley died Saturday Jul 14, 1984 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Bartley was born Oct 1, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Belle Johnson Bartley. His wife, Virgie Jones Salyers Bartley, preceded him in death in 1975. He was a retired switchman for Armco Steel, Inc. and a member of the Williams Creek Church of God. Surviving are his son, James K. Bartley of Ashland, 2 step sons, Oscar F. Salyers of Flatwoods and James A. Salyers of Ashland; 3 step daughters, Mrs. Alice Bear and Mrs. Martha Meadows both of Ashland, and Mrs. Anna Jenkins of Pedro, OH; a brother, Farlan Bartley of Sitka, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Diamond of Denton, 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

BOOTH, Mary Emma (Blackburn)
1935-1984
Graveside services for Mary Emma Booth, 48, of Louisa, were Jul 20 at Blackburn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Mrs. Booth died Tuesday, Jul 17, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Booth was born Dec 17, 1935 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John Harlan and Virgie Lee Shannon Blackburn. Survivors include her husband, Charley E. Booth of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Opal Houp of Erlanger, KY; one brother, William Gene Blackburn of Louisa; one niece Peggy Ann Houp of Erlanger, KY and one nephew James E. Wellman of Lexington. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

BOOTH, Thelma (Rose)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Gladys Rose Booth, 79, of  Webbville, were Jul 21, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Charles Null and Charles Nolan. Burial was in the Booth family cemetery. Mrs. Booth died Wednesday, Jul 18, 1984, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Booth was born Jan 28, 1905, at Dobbins, a daughter of the late Crockett and Amanda Wheeler Rose. She was a retired postmistress of Dobbins and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Mathew M. Booth, 5 daughters, Mrs. Evelyne Dixon of Ashland, Mrs. Jean Adkins and Mrs. Carol Porter, both of Webbville, Mrs. Lucille Waitman of Columbus, and Mrs. Betty Marshall of Akron, OH, 2 sons, Larry Booth of South Webster, OH and Gary Booth of Rogersville, AL; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jul 25, 1984

BURTON, Raymond
1910-1984
Funeral services for Raymond Howard Burton, 73, of Adams were Sunday at Young Funeral Home by Lloyd Jordan and Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Burton died Thursday, Jul 5, 1984 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Burton was born Oct 11, 1910 in Louisa, a son of the late John and Milia Pennington Burton. He was a retired farmer and Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Carter Burton, a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Marshall of Columbus, OH, 4 sons, James H. Burton of Louisa; Jay Burton, Ulysses, KY, Frank Burton, Columbus, John Burton, Ulysses; 2 stepsons: Charles Moran, Louisa, Luther Moran, Cincinnati, OH; 2 half-sisters: Mrs. Marie Fry of California, Mrs. Annie Douglas, Columbus; a brother, Arlan Derifield, Proctorville, OH, a half-brother: John Burton, Louisa; 26 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

CARTER, W. I. (Ira)
1896-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native W. I. (Ira) Carter, 89, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jun 28 in Second Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Carter died Jun 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born Jul 12, 1896 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Joseph and Sarah Lillie Richard Carter. His wife, Esta F. Carter died in 1983. He was a member and deacon of the Second Freewill Baptist Church, and a former chairman of the board of deacons. He was a 50 year member of Hampton Masonic Lodge 235 in Catlettsburg, and a retired section foreman with the Chessie System. Surviving are 2 sons, Walter Ira Carter, Jr. of Cannonsburg, and Robert L. Carter of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mary Emily Greene of Morehead; 2 brothers, C. L. Carter of Ashland and Elmer Carter of Fallsburg; 6 sisters, Miss Cora Carter, Mrs. Martha West, Mrs. Laura Spillman and Mrs. Madge Church, all of Ashland, Mrs. Bertha Church of Mentor, OH and Mrs. Virginia Warden of Columbus; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

COOKSEY, Dennis D.
Funeral services for Dennis D. Cooksey, 88, of Ashland, a retired U. S. Postal Service carrier and husband of long time Ashland School Board member Eliza Ranson Cooksey, were Jul 23 at John Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Reynolds. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Cooksey died Friday Jul 20, 1984 at his residence. Cooksey was a 50 year member of Poage Masonic Lodge F & AM Post 325, a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Ashland, where he served for 30 years as Sunday school secretary and honorary member of the administrative board. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War I. He was born Dec 18, 1895 in Glenwood a so of the late William and Nancy Webb Cooksey. Surviving in addition to his wife, are 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Irwin and Miss Thora Louisa Cooksey, both of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Laura Mullins of Lemon Grove, CA and a grandson. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

CURNUTTE, Maude (Picklesimer)
1906-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Maude Curnutte, 78, of Flatwoods are Jul 25 at the Carmen Funeral Home in Flatwoods by Kenneth Holden. Burial is in Pine Hills Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Curnutte, died Sunday, Jul 22, 1984, at her home, following a brief illness. Mrs. Curnutte was born Mar 15, 1906, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and Mary Holly Picklesimer. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist church of Flatwoods. Her husband, Clyde W. Curnutte, preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving is a nephew, Fred Billups of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

DAMRON, James I.
1906-1984
A 78 year old Louisa man died Jul 21, as the result of injuries received in a traffic accident near Fort Gay. James I. Damron, of 103 Franklin St., was traveling east, Jul 13, on WV 37, about one-tenth of a mile north of Fort Gay, when his car collided with a northbound vehicle on WV 152, state police said. Identity of the driver of the northbound vehicle was not released. He was a retired equipment operator for the Chessie System.

Funeral services for James Damron, 78, of Louisa, were Jul 23, at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Damron died Friday Jul 20, 1984. Mr. Damron was born Feb 24, 1906, at Harold, a son of the late Don and Melvin Hamilton Damron. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Fugitt Damron; 3 daughters, Mrs. Naretta “Wanda” Ewing of Lake Charles, LA, Mrs. Helen L. Barrowes of Indiana and Mrs. Joyce A. Norrow of Michigan; 2 sons, Harry W. Damron of Lousia and Eddie F. Damron of Almont, MI; a sister, Ms. Josephine Damron of Ashland, a brother, Mack Damron of Ulysses; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of N & W. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

DAMRON, Robert A.
1926-1984
Funeral services for Fort Gay native, Robert A. Damron, 57, of Huntington, were Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Damron died Tuesday Jun 26, 1984 at Huntington Hospital. Mr. Damron was born Jul 23, 1926 at Pinson Fork, KY, the son of the late Coister Damron and Hessie Meade Damron. He was a World War II veteran and retired from Veteran Administration Hospital in Huntington. Surviving include his wife, Marguerite Finley Damron of Huntington; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Hall of Costa Mesa, CA, one son, Robert Lynn Damron of Huntington, 4 brothers, Harold L. Damron, Mack Damron, Danny R. Damron, all of Huntington and Billie Damron of West Palm Beach, FL. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

DEAN, Opal, (Newcomb)
1910-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Dean, 74, of Fort Gay, were Jul 20 at Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dickson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Dean died Monday Jul 16, 1984. Mrs. Dean was born Jan 28, 1910, at Borderland, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Newcomb and Lovetta Rowe Newcomb. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Dean of Fort Gay; one son, Robert Lester of Chicago; one step daughter, Barbara Williamson of Texas, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sam Trent of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Jay Lemaster of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Raymond Borders of Hitchens, KY; 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

DUNN, Libby (May)
1933-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mary Elizabeth May Dunn, 51, of Ashland were Thursday Jul 12 at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Charles Turkington and the Rev. George Gates. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn died Monday Jul 9, 1984, in Riverside Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunn was born Jun 25, 1933 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Beulah Collinsworth May of Lawrenceburg and the late William B. May. She was a real estate broker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lewis W. Dunn, a son, Steven Dunn of Berea; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Raisor of Cincinnati; a brother, William T. May of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Mrs. Dixie Moore of Morehead and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

ESTEP, Clarence
1929-1984
Funeral services for Clarence Fray Estep, 54, of route 1, Louisa, were Wednesday, Jul 11 at Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Estep Cemetery. Mr. Estep died Monday Jul 9, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Estep was born Nov 1, 1929 at Norris, KY, a son of Fred Estep of Louisa and the late Hattie Dixon Estep. Surviving in addition to his father are 2 sisters, Mrs. Levi Moore, Columbus, Mrs. Pearl Webb, route 4, Louisa; a step sister: Susie Estep at home. Young Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

GILLIAM, Jess
1900-1984
Funeral services for Jess Gilliam, 83, of Martha, were Sunday Jul 15, at Elizabeth Church at Martha by Buck West and Homer Evans, ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Mr. Gilliam died Thursday Jul 12, 1984. Mr. Gilliam was born Sep 23, 1900, in Elliott County, a son of the late John and Ellen Nickell Gilliam. His wife, Mrs. Rena Elizabeth Sparks Gilliam, preceded him in death in 1973. Surviving are 4 sons, Danvill Gilliam of Ohio and Leonard Gilliam, Amos Gilliam and Harold Dean Gilliam, all of Martha; 5 daughters, Mrs. Treva Sparks of Fort Pierce, FL, Mrs. Geneva Maxie of Oil Springs, Mrs. Carol Fannin and Mrs. Evon Sparks, both of Martha and Mrs. Chestine Parsley of Columbus, OH; a brother, Clarence Gilliam of Isonville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Delphia Ison of Ohio and Mrs. Amy Hay of Greenup; 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

HACKNEY, Ella (Castle)
1892-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Greene Hackney, 92, of Lowmansville, were Jul 22 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Elders Roy Coffee and Joe Carrol. Burial was in Clark LeMaster Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mrs. Hackney died Thursday Jul 19, 1984. Mrs. Hackney was born May 18, 1892, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Jackson and Sally Vanhoose Castle. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Ollie Preston of Tutor Key, 2 sons, Ira Green of Lowmansville and Ora Green of Ashland, 2 brothers, Clyde Castle and General Castle, both of Thealka; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

HARRIS, Carlie (Queen)
1893-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Carlie Queen Harris, 91, route 1, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jun 27 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Jun 25 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Harris was born Feb 12, 1893 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Rebecca Fannin Queen. Her husband, William McKinley Harris died in 1959. She was a member of Southside Church of the Nazarene in Catlettsburg. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Hay of Catlettsburg, a son, James Harris of Bay City, TX, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

HINKLE, Dewey
1900-1984
Funeral services for Dewey Hinkle, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, were Sunday at Spencer Free Will Baptist Church by Kay Junior Thompson and Ivo Fraley, ministers. Burial was in Mary Church cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Hinkle died Thursday Jun 28, 1984 at his residence. Mr. Hinkle was born Feb 19, 1900, in Blaine, a son of the late Dollie Hinkle and Katherine Hayes Hinkle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Mrs. Sella Thompson Hinkle; a daughter: Mrs. Ferba Castle, Ashville, KY, 3 sons: D. M. Hinkle and John Allen Hinkle both of Perrysville, OH and Charley Hinkle, Crestline, OH; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

HOWARD, Bennie, Jr.
1911-1984
Funeral services for Bennie Howard, Jr. 72, of Louisa were Sunday at Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Clayton Miller. Burial was in Walnut  Grove Cemetery. Mr. Howard died Friday Jul 6, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Howard was born Sep 11, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late Bennie and Oma Wiley Howard. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Howard, 2 daughters: Mrs. Frances Brown, Lowmansville, KY, Mrs. Sue Murray, Columbus, 3 sons: Carl Howard, Louisa, David R. Howard, Urbana, OH, Raymond Howard, River, KY; a sister: Mrs. Monnie Pack, Mechanicsburg, OH; 22 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

JUDD, Charles Glenn
1924-1984
Funeral services for Little Blaine native Charles Glenn Judd, 59, Flatwoods, were conducted Jul 7 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Judd, father of the singing mother-daughter team The Judds, died Jul 4 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Judd was born Dec 30, 1924 at Little Blaine, a son of the late Roy Ogden and Sallie Ellen Moore Judd. He was a member of Ashland First Baptist Church and an Ashland Oil service station dealer for 37 years at 21st and Winchester Ave and later at 1045 Winchester Ave. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Field Judd, a son, Mark Judd of Elizabethtown, 2 daughters, Diane Judd of Franklin, TN and Margaret Mandell of San Mateo, CA; a stepdaughter, Susan Field of Flatwoods; 4 sisters, Mary Olive Beile of Lexington, Evelyn Judd and Faith Stewart both of Ashland and Ramona Sexton of Hopkinsville and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

JUSTICE, Hobert
1897-1984
Funeral services for Hobert Justice, 86, of Blaine, were Saturday at Blaine Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Justice Cemetery. Mr. Justice died Wednesday Jun 27, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. His wife, Dona Cantrell Justice preceded him in death. Mr. Justice was born Dec 11, 1897 in Blaine, the son of the late Eli Justice and Hester Colton Justice. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lydia Russell of Marion, OH, Mrs. Rachel McCoy of Blaine and Mrs. Nola Mae Moore of Columbus; 2 sons, Lawrence Justice of Grayson and David Justice of Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

NOLAN, Flora (Wellman)
1907-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Nolan, 76, Louisa, were conducted Jun 27 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Teddy Preston. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Nolan died Jun 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Nolan was born Oct 18, 1907 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William Harvey and Nellie Carr Wellman. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Donald of Norfolk, VA, a sister, Sadie Adkins of Huntington and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

SKAGGS, Elzie
1923-1984
Funeral services for Elzie Skaggs, 61, of Martha, were Jul 22, at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Skaggs died Thursday, Jul 19, 1984. Mr. Skaggs was born Jun 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hennyson and Mertie Holbrook Skaggs. He was a retired oil field employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Erma Sparks Skaggs, 3 daughters, Mrs. Juanita Wagner of Isonville, and Miss Carol Skaggs and Miss Diane Skaggs, both of Martha; a sister, Mrs. Tora May Hay of Hilliard, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

STRATTON, Albert
1907-1984
Funeral services for Albert Harold “Ab” Stratton, 77, of Louisa, were Jul 22 at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Stratton died Thursday, Jul 19, 1984. Mr. Stratton was born Mar 10, 1907 at Torchlight, a son of the late Emerson and Lona Akers Stratton. He was a retired pumper for the United Fuel Gas Co at Walbridge. He was also a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge Post 195 and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Launa Booth Stratton, a son, James Roger Stratton of Shelton, CT; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Dilley of Covington, OH; 2 grandchildren, James R. Stratton, Jr., Derby, CT and Kristine Stratton, Shelton, CT; and a great grandchild, Nicole Stratton, Cincinnati, OH. Pallbearers were John Lee Burton, Jr., Howard “Sheepie” Queen, Bill Copley, Terry Smith, Garrett Greene, Gary Greene, Larry Dilley and Randy Dilley. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

TACKETT, George W.
1930-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native George W. Tackett, 53, of Vero Beach, FL, were conducted Jul 23 at 2 p.m. in Cox, Gifford and Romany Funeral Home with burial in Vero Beach. Mr. Tackett died while on vacation in England, Jul 18, of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Lawrence County, Aug 20, 1930, a son of Josephine Roark Tackett of Wurtland, KY and the late Ed Tackett. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janet Page Tackett; 3 daughters, Mrs. Debra Morris of Germany, Mrs. Vickie Fraser of Little Rock, AR and Melissa Tackett at home; a son, Wayne Tackett, with the U. S. Air Force in Cheyenne, WY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Delores Sanger of Columbus, GA and Mrs. Doretha Lambert of Wurtland, KY; 6 brothers, Tillman Tackett of Hays, KS, Howard Tackett of Sebring, FL, Paul Tackett of Glen Falls, NY, John Tackett of Catlettsburg, Hager Tackett and Jack Tackett, both of Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

THOMPSON, Cecil
1906-1984
Funeral services for Cecil Thompson, 77, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 5 in Young Funeral Home by Richard Maynard. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Thompson died Jul 3 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 11, 1906, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Jim and Jane Miles Thompson. He was a retired telephone company lineman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Davis Thompson; 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Jarrell, Mrs. Nora Jane Thompson and Mrs. Linda Kay Smith, all of Fort Gay, 3 sons, James Cecil Thompson of Columbus, Jerry Lee Thompson of Fort Gay, and Willis Lee Thompson, at home; and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 11, 1984

THOMPSON, Gus
1903-1984
Funeral services for Gus Thompson, 80, of Louisa are Jul 25 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial is in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Sunday Jul 22, 1984, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, following a short illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Carter Chapel Church at Adams. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 12, 1903, at Little Blaine, a son of the late John J. and Margaret Gussler Thompson. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Nora See of Flatwoods, Mrs. Lucille Bayes of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Edith Bussey and Mrs. Mary Lou McKinster, both of Louisa; 3 brothers, Arlie Thompson of Ashville, OH, Ern Thompson of Morehead and R. J. Thompson of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Jul 25, 1984

TRIPLETT, Troy Timothy
1975-1984
Funeral services for Troy Timothy Triplett, 8 of Sand Branch, Louisa, were Saturday, at Webb Chapel by Rev. Darrell Priode and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Berry cemetery. He died Thursday Jun 28, 1984 in Cabell Huntington Hospital form an infection due to a dog bite. He was born Oct 21, 1975, in Louisa, a son of Troy Triplett, of Webbville and Mrs. Judy Barnett Wilks of Louisa. He was a student at Fallsburg Elementary School. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Amy Melissa Triplett at home, his grandparents, Mrs. Fannie Triplett of Webbville, Oscar Barnett of Webbville and Mrs. Jewell Stevens of Galloway, OH and great grandparents, Ova Barnett of Flatwoods and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Berry of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

VANOVER, Bessie (Kelley)
1900-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Vanover, 83, of Martha were Thursday Jul 12 at the Elizabeth Church at Martha by ministers, Hagar Kelley and Paul E. Keeton. Burial was in Vanover family cemetery. Mrs. Vanover died Monday Jul 9, 1984. Mrs. Vanover was born Aug 3, 1900, in Johnson County, a daughter of Anderson K. and Mary Ann Fraley Kelley. Her husband, Dewey Vanover, preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mary Powers of Martha, Annie Boyll of Portage, IN, Ruth Haluska of Griffith, IN, Jean Dyer of Hammond, IN, and Lillie Tapley of Somerset; 2 sons, Emory Vanover of Martha and Henry Vanover of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 18, 1984

WARD, Robert M.
1916-1984
Funeral services for Rev. Robert M. Ward, 68, of Mount Airy, NC were Sunday Jun 24 in the Jones-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bill Watson and the Rev. Junior Dawson. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens. Mr. Ward died Thursday, Jun 21, 1984 in Northern Hospital of Surry County following a short illness. Mr. Ward was born Apr 9, 1916 in Lawrence County, KY, the son of Lee V. and Gertrude G. Ward. A Baptist minister for 45 years, he was pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church for the past 32 years. He previously served as pastor of Venice Baptist Church in Venice, NY, New Bethel Baptist Church in Mount Airy, Flat Ridge Baptist Church, Cana, VA and Trinity Baptist Church in Stokes County. Rev. Ward and his first wife, Eva W. Ward, taught Bible in the public schools of Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia for many years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maxine Willard Ward, step son, Jason Willard, at home; 2 sons, Robert Lee Ward of Mount Airy and David C. Ward of Greensboro; 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Barch of Roseville, MI and Mrs. Harold Hetrick of Mount Gilead, OH; a cousin Attorney Todd Ward of Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1984

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BAKER, Hazel (Pack)
1910-1984
Graveside services for Mrs. Hazel Pack Baker, 73, of Louisa, were Jul 28 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Baker died Thursday, Jul 26, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born Aug 29, 1910 in Adams, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Hayes Pack. She was a member of the Cleveland Presbyterian Church and was a retired employee of Higby Co in Cleveland. Her husband, Woodrow Baker, preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are 4 nieces, Mrs. Phyllis Shannon, with who she made her home, Mrs. Christian Whiten of Louisa and Mrs. Irene Spears and Mrs. Wilma Ryland both of Fort Gay, WV; and one nephew, Norman Pack of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 1, 1984

BALL, Ann (Bartram)
1906-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann R. Ball, 78, of Clifford were Aug 19 at Young Funeral Home by Elder Daryl Damron. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ball died Friday Aug 17, 1984 at her residence, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Ball was born Jul 29., 1906 at Clifford, a daughter of the late William David and Arzettia Fluty Bartram. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Bethel of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Minnie Messer of Memphis, TN, a son, William C. Ball of Columbus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dot Gross of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Chuck David of Salem, VA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

BILLUPS, Ona (Jarrell)
1893-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Jarrell Billups, 91, of Fort Gay are Aug 8 at Old Pleasant Church. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Mrs. Billups died Sunday, Aug 5, 1984, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Billups was born Jan 12, 1893, in Wayne Co., WV, a daughter of the late Wayne Jarrell and Emma Ross Jarrell. She was a retired C & O Railroad clerk, and a member of the Old Pleasant Church in Fort Gay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Billups. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Alva Jarrell Lycan of Huntington and Mrs. Evangeline Jarrell Ward of Catlettsburg, KY, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

BLACKBURN, George Dewey
1928-1984
Funeral services for George Dewey Blackburn, 56, of Louisa were Aug 6 at Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders John Goble and Albert Jude. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery. Mr. Blackburn died Saturday, Aug 4, 1984, in King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. He was a retired coal miner with Martin County Coal Co. Mr. Blackburn was born Aug 3, 1928, at Inez, a son of Dewey and Rebecca Jane Moore Blackburn. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Elkins Blackburn; a daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Tackett of Sapalpa, OK, a son, Jim Blackburn of DeBord; a sister, Mrs. Earnestine Slone of Inez; 4 brothers, Clifford Blackburn and Delbert Blackburn, both of Louisa, Burgess Blackburn of Falmouth, Mass., and Heawatha Blackburn of Texas; 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

BLANKENSHIP, Nancy (Justice)
1892-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Justice Blankenship, 91 of Fort Gay were Aug 17, at Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. Douglas Wilhoit. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship died Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born Nov 4, 1892, at Argo, a daughter of the late George C. and Clemie Blankenship Justice. Her husband, Frank P. Blankenship died in 1966. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Grethel Lampert, Miss Bethel Blankenship and Mrs. Geneva Castle, all of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Hansel Blankenship of Dayton, OH, Eric Blankenship of Garden Grove, CA, Lloyd Blankenship of Kokomo, IN, and Newfred Blankenship of Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

BRADLEY, Sol
1910-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Sol Bradley, 74, of Stanville, were Aug 20 in Young Funeral Home by Belmont Johnson, Virgil Hunt and Willis Adkins, ministers. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Bradley died Friday, Aug 17, 1984. Mr. Bradley was born Mar 17, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late H. H. and Mary Hughes Bradley. Surviving arewife, Mrs. Mabel Bradley, a daughter: Mrs. Debra Lynn Hunt, Stanville, KY; 3 sons: Gomer Lee Bradley, Ashland, Homer Dean Bradley, South Shore, KY; Johnny McKinley Bradley, Stanville; a half sister: Mrs. Bernice Rice, Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

BRANHAM, Mary Lou (Cartmell)
1912-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Branham, 72, of Louisa, were Aug 17 at Young funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Wednesday Aug 15, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Branham was born Jun 30, 1912 at Torchlight, a daughter of the late William and Isabelle Bell Cartmell. Her husband, Paul Branham, died in January of this year. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Ben Pigg, Mrs. Roger Bevins and Mrs. Ruth J. Preece all of Louisa, Mrs. Peggy Adams of Galion, OH, Mrs. Oma Daniels of Ashalnd and Mrs. Barbara Manson of Columbus; 2 sons, Frank Branham and Jimmy Lee Branham both of Louisa; a brother, Edward L Cartmell of Drift; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 22, 1984

BUCKLEY, Wayne
1901-1984
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Wayne Buckley, 83, of Ashland are Aug 8, 11 a.m. at Ashland Cemetery by Rev. Charles M. Cooper. Mr. Buckley died Monday, Aug 6, 1984, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Buckley was born Jul 16, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Sarah McGlothlin Buckley. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a Kentucky colonel, a retired city fireman, and was associated for several years with the Buckley Brothers Furniture Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eileen Tipton Buckley, a sister, Mrs. Madge Swapter of  Lancaster, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

CAMPBELL, Lenora (Hall)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Hall Huff Campbell, 71, of Catlettsburg, were Aug 10 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Standifer and Rev. Charles Grizzle. Burial was in Huff Cemetery at Campbell's Branch. Mrs. Campbell died Tuesday, Aug 7, 1984, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Campbell was born Jun 14, 1913, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late George and Mintie Foley Hall. She was a member of Hyland Heights Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 sons, Roy Huff of Ironton, and Ronald Huff, Glen Huff, David Huff, Gene Huff and Paul Huff all of Catlettsburg, 5 daughters, Mrs. Bill J. Cobern of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Avis Wilson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Linda Price and Mrs. Ruth Dials both of Louisa, and Mrs. Barbara Sturgill of Cardington, OH, 3 brothers, Rev. Robert Hall of Grayson, George Hall of Prestonsburg and Joe Hall of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Flinchum of Ashland; 29 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1984

CANTRELL, Arlie D.
1960-1984
Funeral services for Arlie D. Cantrell, 24, of Lowmansville, were Aug 28 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cantrell died Saturday, Aug 25, 1984, from injuries due to an automobile accident on U. S. 23. He was born Mar 1, 1960, in Lawrence County, a son of Homer and Katherine Henson Cantrell of Louisa. He was a driver with the J. W. Mullins Trucking Co at Pikeville. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Kathy Moore Cantrell; a daughter, Jessica Leann Cantrell at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Joe Diamond, Mrs. Matthew Harmon, Miss Louvanda Cantrell, Miss Shawna Marie Cantrell and Miss Gloria Jean Cantrell; 2 brothers, Jimmie David Cantrell of Louisa and Bennie Ray Cantrell of Florida and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Stone of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

COX, Russia (Tutt)
1893-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Russia Tutt Cox, 90, of Louisa were Aug 5 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Campton. Mrs. Cox died Thursday Aug 2, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Cox was born Nov 23, 1893, in Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Dr. James and Elizabeth Hogg Tutt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reece Cox. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa and the Blaine Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bess Arrington of Catlettsburg, a son, Robert Cox of Fort Pierce, FL; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

DANIELS, Rebecca (Black)
1899-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Daniels, 85, of Blaine were Aug 6 at Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka by Elder Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Daniels died Friday, Aug 3, 1984, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Daniels was born Feb 26, 1899, in Webbville, a daughter of the late John and Syrilda Webb Black. Surviving are her husband, W. B. Daniels, 2 step daughters, Ms. Neva Daniels of Plain City, OH and Mrs. Fannie LeMaster of Delbarton, WV; 3 step sons, Wilmer R. Daniels of Plain City, Willard C. Daniels of Columbus and Virgil E. Daniels of New Richmond, WV; a sister, Mrs. Delphia Shepard of Columbus, 18 step grandchildren; 39 step great grandchildren and 15 step great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

DAVIS, William Henry
1909-1984
Funeral services for William Henry Davis, 75, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Aug 16, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Aug 13, 1984 following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born Jun 28, 1909, in Lawrence County, son of Walter O. and Elizabeth Bradley Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of the Mason's Stone Lodge 890 at Stone, KY, and was a mine foreman at Broderland Colliers. Masonic services were Aug 15. He is survived by his wife, Lora Davis, of route 3 Louisa, one son, William Davis, Jr., of Louisa, 5 sisters, Mrs. Martha Dowden and Mrs. Dora Dowden both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Mrs. Adaline Purvis, Chesapeake, VA, Mrs. Josephine Robinette, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Ethel Thompson, Columbus; a brother: James Davis, route 1, Louisa; 2 grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

EDWARDS, Gary C.
1939-1984
Funeral services for Gary C. Edwards, 45, of Blaine are Aug 16, at 1 p.m. in the Cain's Creek Free Will Baptist Church by Roger Ross and Kenneth Wright, ministers. Burial is in Edwards Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Monday, Aug 13, 1984, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Edwards was born Mar 17, 1939 at Blaine, the son of Lowell and Malissa Skaggs Edwards of Blaine. He was an engineer for Edwards Cable TV. Survivors include his wife, Bertalene Blankenbeckler Edwards; 3 daughters, Miss Sandra Kay Edwards, Miss Mary Ellen Edwards and Mrs. Patty Ann Boggs, all of Blaine; 2 sons, Emory Lowell Edwards and Gary Olen Edwards, both of Blaine and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1984

FERGUSON, Oscar
1897-1984
Funeral services for Oscar Ferguson, 87, of Fort Gay, were Aug 28, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harry Christian. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Ferguson died Saturday, Aug 25, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Ferguson was born Feb 4, 1897, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Pauley Ferguson. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

FRALEY, Winfery
1946-1984
Funeral services for Winfery Fraley, 38, of Louisa were Aug 24 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Fraley Cemetery. Mr. Fraley died Tuesday, Aug 21, 1984 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center in Ashland, following an extended illness. Mr. Fraley was born Jun 30,1 946 at Thelma, a son of James W. and Alice M. Fraley of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a a daughter: Miss Stephanie Fraley, route 4, Louisa, 4 sisters: Mrs. Edith Reed, Thelma, KY, Mrs. Jane Leedy, Shreve, OH, Mrs. Gladys Vanhorn, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Josephine Grim, Tutor Key, KY; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

FULTZ, Denzil Lee
Funeral services for Denzil Lee Fultz, 38, of Martha, were Aug 28 at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mr. Fultz died Saturday, Aug 25, 1984 in Lawrence County, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was a farmer. Surviving are his father, Everett Fultz of Martha. Herald and Stewart Funeral Home, West Liberty was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Aug 29, 1984

HALL, Charles L.
1921-1984
Funeral services for Charles L. Hall, 63, of Louisa, were Aug 24 at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military services were conducted at the graveside. Mr. Hall died Tuesday, Aug 21, 1984. Mr. Hall was born Feb 11, 1921 at Clifford, KY, a son of the late Luther L. and Dollie Sammons Hall. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and employed in the electrical maintenance department of Hilltop Basic Resources at Fairborn, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Doshia Edith Hall of Louisa; 3 sons, Rev. John Hall of Titusville, PA, Major Charles R. Hall of Omaha, NB, and Jim Hall of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Frazier and Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, both of Louisa and Mrs. Tommie Wilson of Dayton, OH; 2 brothers, Danny B. Hall of Fairborn and David L. Hall of Dayton and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

ISAACS, Rufus
1911-1984
Funeral services for Rufus Isaacs, 73, of Louisa are Aug 23, at 10:30 at Young Funeral Home. Burial is in Isaacs Cemetery. Mr. Isaacs died Monday, Aug 20, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was a retired construction worker. Mr. Isaacs was born Aug 11, 1911 in Lawrence County, the son of William Henry Isaacs and Edna Frances Fletcher Isaacs. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Carter Isaacs. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

JUDD, Kermit Hobard
Kermit Hobard Judd, 1506 Wyoming Ave., Fort Pierce, FL, died Saturday Jul 21, 1984 at Lawnwood Medical Center. A native of Louisa, KY, Mr. Judd came here 21 years ago from Portsmouth, OH. He was a retired supervisor of the St. Lucie County Commodities Warehouse and a retired home improvement contractor with Johns-Manville products in Portsmouth, He was a member of the Community United Methodist church of Fort Pierce, a member of the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II, a member of the Stephen N. Gladwin Post 40 American Legion, and a member of the Sunshine Skeet and Gun Club of Stuart. Survivors are his wife, Ruth Judd of Fort Pierce, a daughter, Frances Williams of Salinas, CA and a sister, Virginia Ball of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 1, 1984

KEETON, Jimmy Dean
1954-1984
Funeral services for Jimmy Dean Keeton, 30, of Blaine, were Aug 28 at Herald and Stewart Funeral Home, West Liberty. Burial was in Rigsby Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Keeton died Saturday Aug 25, 1984 in Lawrence County of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Keeton was the son of Walter and Gail Keeton of Martha. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Laura Rigsby Keeton and a son, Stacy Keeton at home. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

LEMASTER, Dixie Ann (Prince)
1906-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Ann Lemaster, 77, of Louisa were Aug 28 at Young Funeral Home by elders Flem Arrowood and Glenn Arrowood. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery. Mrs. Lemaster died Saturday Aug 25, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Lemaster was born Nov 25, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Chester and Sarah Smith Prince. Surviving are her husband, Lundy Lemaster, 5 daughters: Mrs. Maxie Morrison, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Nannie Reed, and Mrs. Alma Marcum both of Louisa, Mrs. Sadie Littleton, Mansfield, Mrs. Brenda Young, Louisa; 6 sons: Paul Lemaster, Lockbourne, OH, Harold Lemaster, Louisa, James Lemaster, Warren, MI, Glenn Lemaster, Louisa, Bill Lemaster, Lakeland, FL, Lundy Lemaster, Jr., Larue, OH, 3 sisters: Bertha Childers, Louisa, Stella Belcher and Gladys Williamson, both of Columbus; 3 brothers: Ed Prince and Troy Prince both of Louisa and Lawrence Prince of Columbus; 36 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

LEVERING, John Henry
1914-1984
Graveside services for John Henry Levering, 70, of Louisa were Aug 2 at Pinehill Cemetery by Rev. Charles Humphrey. Mr. Levering died Sunday Jul 29, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Levering was born May 23, 1914 in PA, a son of the late George Franklin and Liyda Murray Levering. He was a retired miner and factory worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Marie Gobel Levering; 2 daughters: Mrs. Gloria Nostrant, Williamston, MI, Mrs. Judy Gonser, Nashville, MI; 4 sons: Larry Levering, Bellevue, MI, John Levering, Vermontville, MI, Dewey Levering, Lansing, MI, Wayne Levering, Houston, TX; a brother: James Kenneth Levering, Louisa; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

MARCUM, Alva
1916-1984
Funeral services for Alva Marcum, 67, of Cove Gap, WV, were Aug 20 at Echo United Baptist Church near Wayne by the Rev. Nolen Queen and the Rev. Earl Burgess. Burial was in Ross Cemetery, Cove Gap. Mr. Marcum died Friday, Aug 17, 1984 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Marcum was born Nov 10, 1916 in Wayne County, a son of Walter Marcum of Wayne and the late Laura Wiley Marcum. He was a disabled U. S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and a member of the Echo United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Norma Stapleton Marcum; 7 daughters, Ms. Cronis Hunter of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Dyann Skaleck of Cleveland, OH, Shelia Rach of Reedsville, OH, Mrs. Karen Adkins and Mrs. Debbie Kitchen both of Cove Gap, Mrs. Ann Nelson of Wayne and Miss Dawn Marcum at home and 4 sons, Gilmer Marcum of Kenova, Alva Marcum, Jr. of Wayne, Gary Marcum of Fort Gay, WV, and David Marcum of Cove Gap; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

MATOVICH, Samuel
1923-1984
Funeral services for Samuel Matovich, 61, of Prichard, WV, were Aug 5, at Bellomy Chapel Church at Prichard. Burial was in the Matovich Cemetery. Mr. Matovich died Thursday, Aug 2, 1984 at his residence. Mr. Matovich was born Mar 27, 1923 at Prichard, the son of the late Mike and Katy Matovich. He was a veteran of World War II and member of the DAV and the VFW Post 1064 in Huntington. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dovona Doss of Fort Gay; one son, Sam Mark Matovich of West Palm Beach, FL; 5 sisters, Mrs. Caroline Jones of Ashland, Mrs. Anna Woods of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Mildred Lefler of Oakridge, TN, Miss Mary Matovich of Oak Ridge, TN, and Miss Ruth Matovich of Prichard, 3 brothers, Michael Matovich of Henton, WV, George Matovich and Paul Matovich both of Prichard. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 8, 1984

MCGRANAHAN, Cecil
1912-1984
Funeral services for Cecil Paul McGranahan, 72, of Columbus, OH, were to be Aug 29 at  p.m. at O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will be in Glen Rest Cemetery. Mr. McGranahan died Saturday, Aug 25, 1984 in Columbus. Mr. McGranahan was born Feb 25, 1912 in Louisa, son of the late James and Rose McGranahan. He was a retired employee of Brown Steel Co. in Columbus. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Delores Pennington, Mrs. Julie Wells and Miss Phyllis McGranahan all of Ashland, a son, Paul McGranahan of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Maxie Crabtree of Columbus, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

MEADE, Michael C.
1941-1984
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Michael C. Meade, 43, Zephyrhills, FL were conducted Jul 24 in the C. E. Prevatt Chapel by Rev. Bob Hope of Angus Valley Baptist Church. Interment was in Chapel Hills Gardens, Dade City, FL. The 1959 graduate of Louisa High School died Jul 22 and had resided in Florida 20 years. He was employed by Tampa Electric Company as an electrician for the last 19 years, and his wife Myra died in 1980, and his mother, Marie Meade, died in 1982. He was born May 14, 1941 in Lexington. Survivors include his father, Eddie Clay Meade of Chiefland, FL; 2 brothers, Terry Alan of Port Richey, FL and Joey Meade of Tampa, FL; 2 sisters, Cora M. Watts of Ft. Gay, WV, and Cheryl M. Cantrell of Dunedin, FL; a fiance, Jan Wells of Zephyrhills, FL; 4 nephews and 3 nieces. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1984

MULLETT, James E.
1928-1984
Funeral services for James E. Mullett, 56, of Fort Gay, were Aug 24, at Oak Grove Methodist Church by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery at Radnor. Mr. Mullett died Tuesay, Aug 21, 1984, at his residence, following a brief illness. Mr. Mullett was born Mar 13, 1928, at Rush, a son of the late Millard and Rhoda Marcum Mullett. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evalue Fitch Mullett; 3 daughters, Karen Graide of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Nancy Muncy of Columbus, OH, and Miss Sherry Marie Mullett of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Robert E. Mullett and James M. Mullett both of Fort Gay; 3 stepsons, Charles A. Stevens and Stoney Stevens both of Crum, WV and Randy Stevens at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Evans of Columbus and Mrs. Eula Mae Evans of Somerset, OH and a half-brother, Virgil Crabtree of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

QUEEN, James Russell
1915-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native James Russell Queen, 68, of Ashland, were Aug 27, at John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. William E. Garda. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Queen died Friday, Aug 24, 1984. Mr. Queen was born Oct 19, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of Calvin and Anna Waddell Queen of Denton. He is a retired Allied Corp. employee. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Marie Branham Queen, 2 sons, James S. Queen of Russell and Paul Queen of St. Louis, MO and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 29,1984

SANDERS, Josie (Elswick)
1908-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Sanders, 76, of Blaine, are Aug 15, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Monday, Aug 13, 984, on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Sanders was born Mar 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Paris and Sarah May Elswick. She is survived by her husband, Con Sanders. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 15, 1984

SEE, Emma (Fraley)
1896-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma See, 88, of Louisa, were Aug 27 at Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. See died Saturday Aug 25, 1984 in St. Anthony's Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. See was born Apr 4, 1896 in Lawrence County. Her husband, Jay Lee See, died in 1927. Surviving are 2 sons, James E. See of Columbus, and Buster See of Louisville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Sullivan of Louisa and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins of Columbus; 4 brothers, Fred Fraley, Sam Fraley and Ray Fraley, all of Wayland, and Gen Fraley of Hurricane, WV; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

SPARKS, Carl
1937-1984
Funeral services for Carl Sparks, 47, of Browns Branch, Lowmansville, were Aug 28, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Eddison Buchanan, minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Sparks died Saturday, Aug 25, 1984, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was a construction worker. Mr. Sparks was born Jun 14, 1937 in Johnson County, a son of Ira and Melissa Green Sparks of Lowmansville. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mary Miles Sparks; two sons, Carl Roger and George Sparks, both of Lowmansville; a daughter, Lois Fossitt, Alexandria, KY; 4 brothers, James Sparks and  Leslie Sparks, both of Madison, OH, Ralph Sparks, Lebanon, OH, Bill Sparks, Melbourne, KY; 6 sisters, Gladys Dutton and Dorothy Jones, Chicago, IL, Hazel Rice and Olive Shelton, Albany, Georgene Boggs, Melbourne, and Ruth Wade, Erlanger, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

THOMPSON, Russell A.
1914-1984
Funeral services for Russell A. Thompson, 70, of Louisa, were Aug 4 at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church in Louisa by Kay Thompson, Jr. and Harold Bond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Wednesday, Aug 1, 1984, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 17, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dave and Amanda Hayes Thompson. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Judy Cyrus and Mrs. Sue Kelly, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Linda Branch of Michigan; a son, Carey Patrick Thompson of Michigan, a sister, Mrs. Ralph Schuben of Olive Springs, TN; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 8, 1984

WILLIAMSON, Myrtle (Copley)
1910-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Williamson, 74, of Crum, WV, were Aug 6 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Kimbell Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson died Saturday, Aug 4, 1984, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Williamson was born May 18,1 910, at Calf Creek, a daughter of the late I. B. and Margaret Brewer Copley. Her husband, Mack Williamson, preceded her in death in 1977. Surviving are 6 sons, Clarence Williamson, Carl Williamson, Sterling Williamson, and Dwight Williamson all of Webb, WV, Sherman Williamson of Franklin, OH and Billy Williamson of Stepptown, WV, a daughter, Mrs. Orville Evans of Franklin, a sister, Mrs. Ida Chaffin of Lorain, OH, a brother, Lester Copley of Crum, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 8, 1984

YOUNG, Arlie, Sr.
1898-1984
Funeral services for Arlie Young, Sr., 85, of Louisa were Aug 21 at Chestnut Grove Church, Ulysses. Burial was in Young-Skaggs Cemetery, Lowmansville. Mr. Young died Sunday Aug 19, 1984 following an extended illness. Mr. Young was born Oct 27, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Joseph H. and Mary Lou Young. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his  wife, Mrs. Bessie DeBoard Young, 2 daughters: Mrs. Marvin Reynolds, Prichard, WV and Mrs. John Villeuneuve, Olgana, WA; 3 sons: Dencil Young, Otto Young, Leslie Young all of Louisa; 3 sisters: Ollie Nichols, Urbana, OH, Ellie Owsley, Martin, KY, Julie Holbrook, Garrett, KY; 48 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 22, 1984

YOUNG, Earnest
1901-1984
Graveside services for Earnest Young, 83, of Fort Gay, were Aug 24 at Kirby Flats Cemetery at 11 a.m. Mr. Young died Tuesday Aug 21, 1984 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Young was born Oct 20, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wilford and Nancy Carter Young. He was a retired laborer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Jordan Young, a son, Dexter Young of Louisa; 3 daughters, Mrs. Martha Grasmick of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Elizabeth Conley of Columbus and Mrs. Eva Thompson of Louisa; a brother, Roscoe Young, of Rush; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane McNeal of Ashland, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 29, 1984

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BOYD, Charlie
1910-1984
Funeral services for Charlie Boyd, 74, 108 Lock Ave., Louisa were conducted Sep 13 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Tom Asbury. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Body died Sep 11 at the residence. Mr. Boyd was born May 10, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late George Washington and Trinville Castle Boyd. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Bell Boyd, 7 daughters: Mrs. Fay Van Artsdalen, Riverside, Ca, Mrs. F> Myrtle McGinnis, South Bend, IN, Mrs. Juanita Elam, Tampa, FL, Mrs. Carol Sergent, Newark, OH, Mrs. Lavern Boy, Louisa, Mrs. Donna Jean Little, Fort Gay, Mrs. Deborah A. Castle, Louisa; 3 sons: Gene Boyd, Canal Winchester, OH, Bud Boyd, Redonda Beach, CA, Paul Boyd, Arvada, CO; 2 sisters: Mrs. Lucille Pridemore, route 2, Louisa and Mrs. Tillie Hensley, Louisa; a brother: Henry Boyd, Los Angeles, CA; 16 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 19, 1984

COMPTON, Maxine Fay (Carr)
1922-1984
Funeral services for Maxine Fay Compton, 62, Louisa, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Prince and Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial will be in the Compton Cemetery. Mrs. Compton died Sep 24 at Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born Apr 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Harry and Polly Fields Carr in Betsy Lane. She was a housewife, and member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Glen Compton, one daughter, Diana Compton of Louisa; 2 sons, Glen Compton and Mark Compton of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Back of Ashland and Mrs. Oley Daniels of Newport, MI, one brother, Harold Carr of route 1 Louisa; and a grandson, Jeffrey Curtis Compton. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

COOKSEY, Ruby (Henson)
1898-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Cooksey, 86, of Louisa, were conducted Aug 31 in Young Funeral Home, by Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cooksey died Aug 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Her husband, Bert Cooksey, died in 1967. She was born Aug 11, 1898, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Maston and Sally Curnutte Henson. She was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Chapel. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 5, 1984

COPLEY, Thelma (Wheeler)
1915-1984
Graveside services for Mrs. Thelma Copley, 69, of Louisa were Sep 18 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Mrs. Copley died Saturday, Sep 15, 1984 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Copley was born Mar 21, 1915 in Blaine a daughter of the late Tip Wheeler and Tennie Skaggs Wheeler. She was a retired dental assistant. She was a member of Keaton United Baptist Church, a member of O. E. S. Chapter 292 in Louisa, and a member of Betsy Ross Rebecca No. 96 in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, W. L. Copley; a sister: Mrs. Faye Blankenship of route 3, Louisa; 2 brothers: Ray Wheeler of route 3, Louisa and Russell Wheeler of Arkansas. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 19,1984

CORDLE, Miniard
1906-1984
Funeral services for Blaine native Miniard Cordle, 77, of West Jefferson, OH, were conducted Aug 29 in the Old Hood United Baptist Church by Elders Jesse Cordle and Burnso Wheeler with burial in Cordle Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died Aug 26 in West Jefferson. Mr. Cordle was born Dec 8, 1906 at Blaine, a son of the late John R. and Samanthia Baker Cordle. He was a retired employee of Fisher Steel Co. Surviving are his wife,  Mrs. Grace Thompson Cordle; 2 daughters: Mrs. Maggie Cordle, Lilly Chapel, OH, Mrs. Bernice Jenkins, London, OH, 3 sons: Junior Cordle, West Jefferson, Charles Cordle, Blaine and Walker Cordle, West Jefferson, 2 brothers: Jesse M. Cordle, Blaine and Selca Cordle, Minford, OH; 37 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; 5 step children, 9 step great grandchildren, 23 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 5, 1984

DOWDEN, Martha Edith (Davis)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Martha Edith Dowden, 73, of Fort Gay, were conducted Wednesday, Sep 19, at her residence by Rev. Daniel Copley, with burial in Robertson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Dowden died Sep 17, at her residence. She was born Mar 30, 1911 at route 1, Louisa, daughter of the late Walter Davis and Frances Elizabeth Bradley Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Dowden in 1973, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 daughters: Mrs. Murial Nix, Columbus, Mrs. Lorena Nix, Fort Gay, Mrs. Dora Ebner, Columbus, Mrs. Anna Fraley, Fort Gay, Mrs. Bonnie Fry, U. S. Army Germany, Miss Connie Dowden, Columbus; 2 sons: Edward R. Dowden, Fort Gay, John W. Dowden, Sr., Orange Park, FL; 4 sisters: Mrs. Adaline Purvis, Chesapeake, VA, Mrs. Jo Robinette, Louisa, Mrs. Dora Dowden, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ethel Thompson, Columbus; a brother: James Davis, route 1, Louisa; 28 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 19, 1984

FERGUSON, Robie
1904-1984
Funeral services for Robie Ferguson, 80, Martha, were conducted Sep 5 in the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church at Crockett by Elders Franklin Viers, Ostel Smith, Paul E. Keaton, and Crockett Howard. Burial was in Ferguson-Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Ferguson died Sep 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Ferguson was born May 27, 1904 at Relief, a son of the late Ambrose and Miriam Frances Fyffe Ferguson. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc. and a member of Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Mae Ferguson, 3 daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Mullens, and Mrs. Mary Webb both of Martha and Mrs. Anna Lee Blanton of Jackson, OH; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 12, 1984

FOSTER, Anna C. (See)
1926-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Anna C. Foster, 58, of Satellite Beach, FL were Sep 22 at the Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Rivers and the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Foster died Tuesday, Sep 18, 1984 in Satellite Beach following an extended illness. Mrs. Foster was born Sep 17, 1926 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Adin T. and Susie DeBord See. She was a member of Satellite Beach First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Ralph Foster; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee McQuin of Aiken, SC, a son, Tom A. Foster of Aiken, 3 sisters, Mrs. Theda McGee and Mrs. Clara Marcum, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Garnette Preston of High Springs, FL, 3 brothers, Howard See and Elbert See both of Louisa, and Garred See of Lexington and 2 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Howard See, Jr., Fred Waits, Gerald Bartram , Roger Massengale, Paul David Miller and Robert Young, Jr. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

GALLAGHER, Dorothy (Hinkle)
1920-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Hinkle Gallagher, 64, Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday, Sep 26 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Gallagher society editor and editor of Easy Living Page for the Daily Independent totaling 33 years, died Sep 23 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born Sep 9, 1920, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John S. and Loutie Hale Hinkle of Louisa, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No 292 in Louisa. Mrs. Gallagher retired from the Ashland paper on Jul 31, 1983. Before joining The Independent as a proofreader in 1950, she had served as a correspondent in Lawrence county, a job her mother assumed when Mrs. Gallagher moved to Ashland. Mrs. Gallagher met her husband, Tom, through her correspondence work in Lawrence County. Tom Gallagher worked for the newspaper for 43 years, serving as wire editor and co-author of the "Off The Record" column. Mrs. Gallagher worked in the society department for 14 years with Juanita Brooks Kozee before being named society editor in 1969, a position she held when the department became the Today's Living section of the newspaper. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a brother, William T. Hinkle of Louisa, a niece Carolyn H. Hale of Louisa and a nephew, Stephen T. Hinkle of Palm Harbor, FL. Big Sandy News, Sep 26 1984

GRAHAM, Lem
1900-1984
Funeral services for former Blaine resident Lem Graham, 83, Raleigh, NC, were conducted Monday at Blaine Christian Church by Rev. Richard Maynard, with burial in Graham Cemetery. Mr. Graham, a retired farmer, died Aug 31 in Rex Hospital in Raleigh. His wife, Elizabeth Graham, died in 1979. He was born Sep 20, 1900, a son of the late Van Every and Sally Walters Graham. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ann Belle of Raleigh, a brother, Billy Graham of route 5, Louisa. Funeral services were coordinated by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Sep 5, 1984

HEWLETT, Milton S.
1897-1984
Funeral services for Milton S. Hewlett, 87, of Louisa, were Sep 23 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Wright. Burial was in the Hewlett Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Hewlett died Friday, Sep 21, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Hewlett was born Sep 4, 1897 in Louisa, a son of the late Hardin B. and Florence Short Hewlett. He was a retired farmer and miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jo Hewlett, a daughter: Mrs. Deloris Ables, Columbus, OH; 3 grandsons, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

LANEY, Dorothy (Young)
1909-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Dorothy Young Laney, 75, of Columbus, OH, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 26 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Laney died Sep 22. She was born Apr 27, 1909, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Dr. Harry S. and Delphia P. Young. Survivors include a son, Billy G. Laney of Dublin, OH; 2 step sons, Edward VanMeter and Robert VanMeter both of Fort Lauderdale, FL; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

LOCKWOOD, Jenka (Kennedy)
1895-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Jenka Lockwood, 89, Louisa, were conducted Sep  20 in the Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Lockwood, died Sep 18, in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Lockwood was born Feb 16, 1895, in Point Township, IN, a daughter  of the late Robert Lee and Amanda Ward Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Lockwood. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Robert M. Rankin, Milford, DE; 4 sons: H. Lee "Buck" Lockwood, Huntington, WV, Quentin Lockwood, Atlanta, GA, James Barry Lockwood, Cartersville, GA, and George K. Lockwood, Williamstown, KY; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

MARCUM, Benjamin Frank
1907-1984
Funeral services for Benjamin Frank Marcum, 76, of route 1, Dunlow, WV, were conducted in the Fairmont Baptist Church at Dunlow, by Rev. Manuel Ferguson. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Sep 18, 1984. Mr. Marcum was born Sep 21, 1907 at Dunlow. He is the son of the late Jesse and Rhoda Herald Marcum. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Perry Marcum. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Parsley, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Gracie Mae Webb, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Florence Damron, Columbus, Mrs. Dorothy Perry, Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Linda Sue Ison, Virginia Beach, VA, 6 sons, Robert Oscar Marcum, Fort Gay, WV, John Marcum, Dunlow, Willie Marcum, Columbus, Woodrow Marcum, Ewington, OH, Carter Marcum Ashland, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Jenny Messer, Dunlow, Mrs. Arizona Hocker, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Ray Stella Holbrook, Ironton; 2 brothers, Arlie Marcum, Breeding, WV, Amos Marcum Starratt, WV; 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

MAYNARD, Mary Shirley (Salmons)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Shirley Maynard, 79, of Route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sep 16 in New Friendship Baptist Church by  Elders Bromley Marcum and John Goble. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Maynard died Sep 13 in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Maynard was born Sep 3, 1905 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Lindsay and Minite Williamson Salmons. Her husband, Herbert G. Maynard, died in 1978. Surviving are 7 daughters: Mrs. Dorothy May Ratcliffe, Inez, KY, Mrs. Helen Jean Pope, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Cloista May, Louisa, Mrs. Loretta Radawiec, Avon, OH, Mrs. Nancy McKinney, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Mary Ray Maynard, Elyria, OH, Mrs. Kay Mangus, Brunswick, OH; 5 sons: Donald L. Ratcliffe, Columbia Station, OH, Mose D. Ratcliffe, route 5, Louisa, Thomas Ratcliffe, Columbia Station, OH, Jack F. Ratcliffe, Parma, OH, Lacie Ratcliffe, Elgin, OK; a brother: Auxier "Butch" Salmons, Glenhayes, WV, a half brother: Clifford Salmons, Louisa; 43 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 19, 1984

MCCOY, Tracy
Funeral services for Tracy McCoy, 78, of Fluty Lick, Louisa were conducted Sep 20 in Friendship United Baptist Church with burial in Fluty Cemetery, Louisa. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Fluty McCoy; 7 daughters, Betty Short of Waverly, OH, Edith David of Wheelersburg, OH, Wanda Hatfield and Lois Jean Belcher both of Columbus, Violet Miller of Louisa and Pat Fitch and Peggy Fannin both of Inez and 6 sons, Ernest McCoy, Tom McCoy and Ed McCoy, all of Louisa, Clyde McCoy of Wheelersburg, and Floyd McCoy and Roger McCoy both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

OSBORN, Hubert D.
1908-1984
Last rites for Blaine native Hubert D. Osborn, 75, London, OH, were conducted Sep 20 in Somerford Cemetery. The retiree from New York Central Railway with 32 years, died Sep 16 in Madison County Hospital. He was born Nov 25, 1908, at Blaine a son of Norman and Nannie Bates Osborn. Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Wilson Osborn; one daughter, Guyneth Pool, Cincinnati; one son, Lee Osborn, at home, one stepson, Glen Wilson of U. S. Marines; one sister, Lyda  Ward of Plain City, OH and one brother, Charles Osborn, Canal Winchester, OH; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

RUCKER, Eugene
1931-1984
Funeral services for Eugene Rucker, 52, of Webbville, were Sep 23 at Webbville Community Church by Charles Howard and Glen Crisp, ministers.. Burial was in Cane Creek Community Cemetery. Mr. Rucker died Thursday, Sep 20, 1984 in Humana Hospital, Louisa following a sudden illness. Mr. Rucker was born Nov 15, 1931 in Boyd County, a son of the late James and Nellie Rice Rucker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florets Blevins Rucker; 2 sons, Richard Rucker and John Rucker, both at home; 4 daughters, Bonnie Rucker of Carter County, Mrs. Larry Kimmell of Georgia, Alice Grim of London, OH, and Lanelle Moore of Olive Hill; a brother, Gilbert Rucker of Flatwoods; a sister, Mabel Trusty of Argillite and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

SKEENS, Lindsey E.
1899-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lindsey E. Skeens, 84, of Russell were conducted Wednesday Sep 12 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jack Skeens with burial in Catalpa Cemetery, route 2, Catlettsburg. Mr. Skeens died Sep 10 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mr. Skeens was born Sep 22, 1899 in Lawrence County son of the late James and Tennie Cooksey Skeens. He was a member of the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church for 25 years and a retired fireman for the C & O Railroad employed 50 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Skeens; 3 daughters: Mrs. Linda Perry, Frankfort, KY, Mrs. Pauline Compton, Ashland, KY, and Roberta Skeens, Ocala, FL; a son: Ira F. Skeens, Flatwoods, KY; a sister: Mrs. Mary Cooper, Newport, KY; 2 brothers: W. R. Skeens, Louisa and Clarence Skeens, Russell; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 12, 1984

SPEARS, Alta Mae (Lambert)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Alta Mae Spears, 73, of Fort Gay, were Sep 25 at the Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Frank Copley. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery. Mrs. Spears died Saturday Sep 22, 1984, in Humana Hospital, Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Spears was born Aug 18, 1911, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Henry and Emma Robinson Lambert. Her husband, Willie B. Spears, died in 1973. She was a member of Bartram Chapel Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Peters, and Mrs. Thomas Hatfield, both of Fort Gay, a son, Willie Spears, of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Jean Pearl and Hester Ann, both of Chattaroy, WV, and Julie Faye of Logan, WV; 5 brothers, Jim Lambert and Charlie Lambert both of Fort Gay, Bill Lambert of Logan, Quincy Lambert of Aflex, and Newt Lambert of Virginia; her stepmother, Mrs. Nan Henry of Chattaroy; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

STUART, Henry
Last rites for Lawrence County native Henry Stuart, 64, Oakland, CA, were conducted in California. Mr. Stuart died Sep 12 in Arizona of cancer. He was the son of the late Claude and Rosa Ekers Stuart. Survivors include 2 daughters, 2 brothers, Gaylord Stuart and Claude Stuart, Jr., 2 sisters, Maude Van Aspern and Gladys Ingram, both of Stockton, CA; several nephews and nieces. Big Sandy News, Sep 26, 1984

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AKERS, Mrs. Vernon (Spillman)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon S. Akers, 71, route 3, Louisa were conducted Oct 11 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. She died Oct 9 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Akers was born Mar 3, 1913 at Ocie, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruthie Blankenship Spillman. Her husband, Victor Akers, died in 1973. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Landon Riffe of Ashland, a son, John H. Akers of Pine Bluff, AR, one sister, Mrs. Effie Spillman; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

ADKINS, William
1907-1984
Funeral services for William Adkins, 78, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Oct 7 in Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Fred Vanhorn. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Mr. Adkins died Oct 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Adkins was born Dec 21, 1907, at Yatesville, a son of the late Andrew and Rachel Adkins. He was a retired farmer and a deacon of the Myrtle Chapel Church in Louisa. He was a member of the Louisa Oddfellows Lodge 270. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Adkins; 5 daughters: Mrs. Janet Austin, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Doris Morris, Wheaton, IL, Mrs. Sue Robertson, Mrs. Sandy Young, and Miss Rita Adkins all of Louisa; 5 sons: William Adkins, Jr., route 3, Louisa; Russell Adkins, Davisburg, MI, James Adkins, Wayne Adkins, and Howard Adkins, all of route 3, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Belva Caffey and Mrs. Shirley Hooper, both of Kokomo, IN, Mrs. Blanche Cattell, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Jean Wright, Cannonsburg, KY; a brother: James G. Adkins, Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1984

BATES, David
1922-1984
Funeral services for Webbville native, David Bates, 62, Darbyville, OH, were conducted Oct 11 in Grove City, OH with burial in Grove City Cemetery. Mr. Bates died Oct 8 in Doctors West Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Bates was born Jan 24, 1922 in Webbville, a son of the late George and Nora Bates. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola Hillman Bates, 2 sons, Carl Bates and Darrell Bates, both of Columbus, a brother, Estill Bates of Columbus; 3 sisters, Sally Houck of Grove City, OH, Bertha Caldwell of Cherokee, and Opal Kitchen of Marysville, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

BOGGS, Elsie (Fyffe)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Blaine native Mrs. Elsie Fyffe Boggs, 82, of Lexington were Saturday, Oct 13 at the Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles H. Wiler and Rev. Harold Boggs, Jr. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul David Boggs, Darrell Boggs, Barry Boggs, Bob Mayer, Clarence Day, Jr. and Delbert Galentine. Mrs. Boggs died Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984 in a Lexington Nursing Home following a long illness. Mrs. Boggs was born Aug 28,1902 at Martha, a daughter of the late Felix and Flaura Williams Fyffe. Her husband, Russell Boggs, died in 1966. She was a retired grocery store clerk and a member of Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Ray R. Boggs, Jr. of Lexington and Harold P. Boggs, Sr. of Grayson; a sister, Mrs. Edna Fyffe Slone of Hilliard, OH; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

BOOTH, Scott Brian
1968-1984
Funeral services for Scott Brian Booth, 16, of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Huntington were Sep 30 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Wednesday, Sep 26, 1984, in an auto accident. He was born Jun 15, 1968 in Dayton, OH, the son of Glenn Booth of Chesapeake, OH and G. Karen Booth of Hilton Head, SC. He was a student. Survivors include his parents, 3 brothers, Phil Booth of Los Angeles, CA, Greg Booth of Huntington, and Jeff Booth of Chesapeake, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James V. Nix of Dayton, maternal great grandmother Mrs. Elsie Nix of Dayton; 2 great aunts, Mary Cheek and Jean Hoppson both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1984

BRYANT, Clista (Green)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Clista Bryant, 73, of Blaine, were Oct 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel by Jack Perry, Harold Salyer and Bondis Salyer, ministers. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery, Blaine. Mrs. Bryant died Friday, Sep 28, 1984 at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Bryant was born Apr 28, 1911 the daughter of the late Clayton and Laura Seagraves Green. Her husband, James D. Bryant died in 1980. Survivors include 2 sisters, Bertha Fyffe and Berna Gambill, both of Blaine. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1984

BRYANT, Zelphia (Lyons)
1908-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Zelphia Bryant, 76, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Oct 8 in Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Bryant Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died Oct 6 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Bryant was born Mar 23, 1908, in Ulysses, a daughter of the late Henry D. and Celia Conley Lyons She was preceded in death by her husband, Liss Bryant. She was a member of Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses for 47 years. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Lexie Bush, Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Lucille Bevins, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Dottie Adams, Ulysses, and Mrs. Bertha Davis, route 1, Louisa; a stepdaughter: Mrs. Dorothy Mae Castle, Louisa; 6 sons: Verlon Bryant, Ulysses, Roy Bryant, Bloomville, OH, Liss Bryant, Jr., Pinckney, MI, Curtis Bryant, Earl Bryant, and Larry Bryant, all of Columbus, a stepson: Harkless O. Bryant, Stambaugh, KY; a brother: George Lyons, route 1, Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1984

BURTON, Harry G. Jr.
1923-1984
Last rites for executive vice president of Peoples Security Bank of Louisa and manager of the bank's branch at Blaine, Harry G. Burton, Jr., 61, were conducted Oct 12 at the Heston Funeral Home by Richard Maynard, minister. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles H. Cordle, M. J. Cordle, Lowell Wheeler, Elmo Lester, Stanley Fyffe, C. W. Thompson and James Hale. Mr. Burton died Oct 8, 1984 in Memorial Mission Hospital in Ashville, NC following a 3 1/2 week illness. Mr. Burton was born Jul 11, 1923 at Keaton, a son of Gladys Gambill Burton of Prestonsburg and the late H. G. Burton, sr. He began banking with the family's bank at Blaine, a forerunner of the present institution which became a branch after the new Louisa bank was created. He was a member, elder and 37 year Sunday School superintendent at  the Blaine Christian Church. He was instrumental in the revival of Blaine's incorporation and the construction of new gas lines for the community and is a former mayor. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Ella Lorraine Butler Burton, a son, Dr. Harry G. Burton, III, of Ashville, a brother, John Lee Burton, Sr., of Louisa, president of the bank and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

CARTER, Elizabeth Margaret (Bradley)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Carter, 79, of Louisa, are today, Oct 31 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, by James A. Hayes and Marvin Salyers, ministers. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died Saturday Oct 27, 1984 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born May 17, 1905 in Ashland, a daughter of the late Frank G. and Minnie Chaffin Bradley. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and the Order of Easter Star 92.  Surviving are husband, Eskel Carter, a sister: Carnie Rayburn, Louisa, a brother: Dempsey Bradley, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

CASTLE, John
1895-1984
Funeral services for John Castle, 89, of Fort Gay, were Tuesday, Oct 30, at the Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church at Louisa, by Elders Wayne Herald, Fay Scott and Sabert Nichols. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Castle died Saturday, Oct 27, 1984, in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Mar 16, 1895 at Lowmansville, a son of the late Martin and Mary Brown Castle. His wife, Beulah Daniels Castle, died in 1983. He was a retired miner and was in the timber business. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Eula Caudill, route 2, Fort Gay; 3 sons: Kelly Castle, Louisa, John Castle, Jr., and Bascom Castle, both of route 2, Fort Gay; a sister: Mrs. Nolda Castle, Paintsville, KY; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

COLEMAN, Mary (Brumfield)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mary Frances Brumfield Coleman, 79, route 3, Catlettsburg, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday Oct 17 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Mason Harrod. Burial was in McDaniel Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Coleman died Oct 14, in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Coleman was born Mar 15, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Gertrude Smith Brumfield. Her husband, Geroyd Coleman died in 1969. She was a member of West Catlettsburg United Methodist Church; Chatfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star; Catlettsburg Homemakers and Garden Club. Surviving are a son Robert Geroyd Coleman of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. George Cooksey of Cannonsburg and a brother, Tracy Brumfield of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

CRAIG, Mary Elizabeth (Moore)
1900-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Mary Elizabeth Craig, 84, of New Buffalo, MI were Thursday Oct 11 at Smith Chapel in New Buffalo. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Craig died Oct 9, 1984 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Michigan City, IN following an extended illness. Mrs. Craig was born Sep 1, 1900, in Louisa the daughter of the late John and Rosetta Hughes Moore. Her husband, William Frank Craig died Sep 2, 1969. Survivors include 4 sons, Douglas Craig, Franklin Craig of Michigan City, IN, Glyn H. Craig of Polo, IL and Dock Craig of Pierceton, IL; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Sammie) Hill of Fort Gay, Mrs. Lionel (Marie) Phelps of Roundhill, KY, Mrs. Richard (Gail) Church of Michigan City, IN, 2 sisters, Jessie Graham of Dayton and Garnet Stevenson of Akron, OH; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

DONTA, Carolyn (Bartlett)
1894-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Carolyn Bartlett Donta, 89, Ashland, were conducted Oct 24 in John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. A. N. Lester and Rev. F. Jim Shouse with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Donta died Oct 22. Mrs. Donta was born Nov 12, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Simon and Alice Borders Bartlett. Her husband, Edward E. Donta, Sr., died in 1982. She was a member of Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Carolyn) Hughes of Ashland; a son, Edward E. Donta, Jr., of Cincinnati; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

DOTSON, Ronnie
1939-1984
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Ronnie Gene Dotson, 45, of Rush were Friday Oct 19 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lincoln Barney. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dotson died Wednesday, Oct 17,1 984, in King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Dotson was born Feb 16, 1939 at Freeburn, a son of the late Dewey and Bertha Cline Dotson. He was a crane operator for Armco Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Hall Dotson; 2 sons, Ronald Gene Dotson and Richard Bryan Dotson, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Colan of Hopkinsville; and a brother, Larry Dotson of Arnold, MO. Big Sandy News, Oct 24, 1984

GEORGE, Joe
1989-1984
Funeral services for Joe George, 86, of Louisa, were to be conducted Oct 3 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Fillers of Lowmansville, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. George died Monday, Oct 1, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. George was born Mar 18, 1898, at Ulysses, KY, a son of the late Jesse and Julia Davis George. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee where he worked for 47 years. Mr. George was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Baker, who died in 1977 and a grandson Butch Wellman. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary E. Mathis and Jessie O. Hammond, both of Lexington, KY; one son, James W. George of Huntington, 2 grandsons, Joseph I. George of Huntington and Dan Hammond Jr. of Arlington, TX; 2 great grandsons, Jody George and Jimmy George both of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1984

HALL, Dorothy (Kelley)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Dorothy Hall, 82, Ashland, were conducted Oct 4 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Wilbur Crace and Dr. Michael Rice. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Hall died Oct 1 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Hall was born Aug 24, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Fraley Kelley. Her first husband, Troy P. Boggs, died in 1966, and her second husband, Ed Hall, died earlier this year. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Clotine Holbrook of Ashland and Mrs. Pauline Boyles of Columbus, a son, J. J. "Mayo" Boggs of Ashland and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ada Watts of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Gretchen Fox of Portsmouth and Mrs. Goldie Sanders of London, OH; a brother, Emory Kelley of Ashland; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1984

KEENE, Ruby (Johnson)
1909-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Keene, 75, of Louisa were Friday Oct 19, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Keene Cemetery. Mrs. Keene died Tuesday Oct 16, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Keene was born Jan 2, 1909 at Freeburn, a daughter of the late Seymore and Mary Woolford Johnson. Her husband, Martin B. Keene died in 1980. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Kitchen of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Jacqueline Hamilton of Counce, TN and Mrs. Charlotte Webb of Cerro Gordo, IL, 3 sons, James Keene of Fairmont, WV, Lloyd Keene of Fort Gay, WV, and Rodney Keene of Louisa, a sister, Bessie Keene, of Freeburn; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 24, 1984

KIBBEY, Willa Ray
1913-1984
Funeral services for Webbville native Miss Willa Ray Kibbey, 71, of Catlettsburg, were 10 a.m. Oct 26 in Holy Family Church with burial in Cavalry Cemetery. The former teacher at the old John R. Brown High School in Catlettsburg for many years, died Oct 24 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Miss Kibbey was born Jan 9,1913 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Francis M. and Gertrude Cunningham Kibbey. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a retired teacher, with service in Boyd County and Catlettsburg schools. Surviving is a brother, Francis E. Kibbey of Trenton, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

MCGRANAHAN, Willis C.
1925-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Willis C. (Bill) McGranahan, 58, Ashland, were conducted Oct 29 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Grayson Memory Gardens. Mr. McGranahan died Oct 26 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. McGranahan was born Nov 14, 1925 in Lawrence County, a son of Lutie Mercer of Denton and the late George W. McGranahan. He was a retied Armco Inc employee and a member of the VFW Post 8850 in Ironton, Ironton Moose Lodge and the Ashland Eagles. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Betty Little McGranahan, 4 daughters, Mrs. Kathy Runyon of Shopes Creek Road, Mrs. Ruth Howard and Mrs. Karen Runyon both of Flatwoods and Mrs. Anita Peterman of Burnaugh; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Carol Hutchinson of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Betsy Bias of Grayson; 2 sons, Douglas McGranahan and Keith McGranahan, both of Ashland, a stepson, Arnold Little of Grayson, 2 sisters, Mrs. Flossie Bayes and Mrs. Betty Jo Johnson, both of Ashland, and 8 brothers, Ray McGranahan, Charles McGranahan and Jack McGranahan, all of Lawrence county, Edgar McGranahan of Ashland, George McGranahan of Westwood and Woodrow McGranahan, Claude McGranahan and David McGranahan all of Boyd County. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

NEWSOME, George
1916-1984
Funeral services for George Franklin Newsome, 68, of route 1, Louisa were Sep 30 at Charley Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Newsome Cemetery. Mr. Newsome died Thursday, Sep 27, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Newsome was born Feb 12, 1916 in Louisa, a son of the late James Franklin and Emma Jean Berry Newsome. He was a retired employee of Lawrence county Department of Highways and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta Newsome; 2 sons: George J. Newsome, and Willis Newsome, both of route 1, Louisa, a sister: Mrs. Josephine Rice, Columbus, a brother: Elmer Newsome, route 1, Louisa; 3 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 3, 1984

O'BRIAN, Sarah Elizabeth (Robertson)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth O'Brian, 79 of route 1, Fort Gay, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 24, at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in O'Brian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. O'Brian died Oct 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. O'Brian was born Oct 8, 1905, at route 1, Fort Gay, daughter of the late Lazarus Robertson and the late Martha Jane (Lou) Webb Robertson. Survivors include her husband, Charley O'Brian, Sr., of route 1, Fort Gay, 3 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Napier and Mrs. Lula Belle Casdorph, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Janis Frazier of Louisa; 4 sons, Charles O'Brian, Jr. and Billy Joe O'Brian both of Fort Gay, Robert F. O'Brian of Mansfield, OH and Donald H. O'Brian of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Alka M. Dawson of Fort Gay, 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 24, 1984

OSBORNE, Tommy
1912-1984
Funeral services for Tommy Osborne, 63, of route 1, Louisa were conducted Oct 10 in Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Osborne died Oct 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Osborne was born Feb 16, 1912, a son of the late Chilt and Elizabeth Cantrell Osborne. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Louisa Nolan Osborne; 6 sons, Leo Clayton Osborne, Vanderburgh A. F. Base, CA, Thomas R Osborne, route 1, Fort Gay, Charles R. Osborne, James H. Osborne, Joseph M. Osborne, all of route 1, Louisa, John A. Osborne, route 2 Catlettsburg; 4 sisters: Mrs. Lula Ramey, Blaine, Mrs. Mildred Arthur, Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Joy Bryant, Columbus, Mrs. Idella Osborne, Michigan, 4 brothers: Hubert Osborne, and Charles Osborne both of Blaine, Noah Osborne and Chilt A. Osborne both of Columbus, 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

PERRY, Jim Arnold
1933-1984
Funeral services for Jim Arnold Perry, 50, Louisa, were conducted Oct 10 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Roy Fluty. Mr. Perry died Oct 8 following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Perry was born Feb 21, 1933 in Louisa, a son of the late Arnold H. and Beatrice Jones Perry. He was a self-employed auto parts dealer and operated a wrecker service. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Branham Perry; 2 daughters, Patricia Pannell and Pam Perry, both of Louisa, a son, James Arnold Perry, Jr. of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Vernon Barker of Joelton, TN; a brother, Frank Perry of Etna, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

POWELL, Dee
1900-1984
Funeral services for Dee Powell, 83, of Catlettsburg were Thursday, Oct 11 at the Buchanan Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Taylor Vipperman, Walt Brewer, Earl Williamson, Arville Woods, Keith Woods and Dave Stewart. Mr. Powell died Tuesday, Oct 9,1984, in King's Daughters' Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Powell was born Nov 3, 1900, in Lawrence County the son of the late Sherman and Elizabeth Stewart Powell. He was a member of the Buchanan Methodist Church and a retired farmer. His wife, Zada Hulett Powell died in 1977. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edna Brazzell of Columbus; 2 sons, Carl Burke and Paul R. Powell both of Catlettsburg; one brother, David Powell of Wheelersburg, OH, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

PRINCE, Sharlene (Mills)
1938-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Sharlene Prince, 46, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Oct 7 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Mills Family Cemetery. Mrs. Prince died Oct 4 in St. Mary's Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Prince was born May 12, 1938 in Pike County, a daughter of the late Kellie and Della Music Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Curtis Prince. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Unic Stane and Mrs. Darlene Young both of Webbville, Mrs. Sherry Spillman of Louisa, and Miss Beverly Ann Prince, Miss Donna Lanette Prince and Miss Kimberly Sue Prince, all at home; 2 sons, David Curtis Prince and George Edward Prince both of Louisa, 7 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Hensley of Glasgow, Mrs. Mildred Blackburn and Mrs. Myrtle Prince, both of Louisa; Mrs. Rebecca Blair of West Point, Mrs. Ernestine Blackburn of Lakeland, FL, Mrs. Phyllis Bingham of Barboursville, KY and Mrs. Charlene Clark of Bandon, OR; a brother, Estel Mills of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 10, 1984

ROSE, Jackie
Funeral services for Louisa native Jackie Rose, 47, of Richmond, KY, were Thursday, Oct 11 at the Winkenhofer Funeral Home in Berea Burial was in Berea Cemetery. Mr. Rose died Monday Oct 8, 1984 in Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Rose was a Vietnam War veteran and a retired U. S. Air Force industrial hygienist. He was a member of Stinson Church of Christ at Grayson, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Woods Rose; 3 sons, Jack Rose, Jr., of Columbia, SC, and Kenneth Ray Rose and David Allen Rose, both of Richmond; 6 brothers, Milton Rose and Hosca Rose both of Percy, AR, Tom Rose and Billy Ray Rose both of Fort Gay, WV, Russell Rose of Louisa, and Don Rose of Columbus, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Hurley of Wesleyan, MI. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

SHANNON, Walter H.
1916-1984
Funeral services for Walter H. Shannon, 68, of Louisa were Oct 22 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Mr. Shannon died Saturday, Oct 20, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Shannon was born Mar 20,1 916 in Louisa, a son of the late Sheridan and Margaret Lou Shannon. His wife, Mary Jean Moore Shannon preceded him in death in 1942. He retired from the Chessie system after 31 years of service. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Berry Salisburg and Mrs. Anna Thompson both of Ohio; a brother, James Shannon of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 24, 1984

SLONE, Opal (Stacy)
1919-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Slone, 65, of Louisa, were Tuesday, Oct 30, at the Young Funeral Home by Vernon Barker, minister. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Slone died Sunday Oct 28, 1984, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Slone was born Jan 21, 1919 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Jack and Sophia Stone Stacy. Her husband, Jim Slone, died in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Diamond of Louisa; 2 sons, Cecil Slone and Bill Slone, both of Louisa, her stepfather, Lyman Jones of Lima, OH; 2 brothers,  Oscar Jones of Lima and Clyde Jones of Texas; a step sister, Mrs. Jessie Griffith of Lima and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

STEVENS, Merrill
Funeral services for Louisa native Merrill S. Stevens, 43, of Lorain, OH, were conducted Oct 22 in John R. Dovin Funeral Home with burial in Ridge Hill Memorial Park at Lorain. Mr. Stevens became ill Oct 18 while working on a roof on Lorain's west side, and died in Lorain Community Hospital. The former Louisa resident resided 3 years in Carnegie, PA. before moving to Lorain in 1968. For nine years he worked as a construction worker with J. L. Improvement Company in Lorain, and was a former 7 year employee of Koehring-Thew Company, Lorain. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Genevieve Helton Stevens; sons, Roger of Battle Creek, MI, and Sean at home, mother, Mrs. Tora Stevens of Louisa, brothers, Sherrill Stevens, Jack Stevens and Jim Stevens, all of Louisa, John of Catlettsburg, and Tim, stationed with the U. S. Air Force in Biloxi, Miss., and a sister, Mrs. James Kitchen of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Oct 31, 1984

TRIPLETT, Johnny
1904-1984
Funeral services for Johnny Triplett, 80, route 1, Webbville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, in the Dry Fork Community Church by Rev. Jack Perry, Rev. Acie Adams and Rev. John Pelfrey. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mr. Triplett died Oct 15 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Triplett was born Oct 14, 1904 in Lawrence County, the son of the late Dan and Permilla Holbrook Triplett. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Hazel Crabtree Triplett died in 1980. He is survived by 7 daughters, Bethel Russell, Kathaleen Martin, Phyllis Conley, Dorothy North, Jean Triplett and Marlene Hord, all of Dayton, OH, and Debbie Skaggs, Webbville; 2 sons, Wayne C. Triplett, Grayson, and John W. Triplett, Webbville, 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, one sister, Bertha Young, Walkton, OH and one brother, Watson Triplett, Webbville. The body is at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 17, 1984

VANHORN, Pearl
1896-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Pearl Vanhorn, 87, were conducted in Lexington with burial there. Mr. Vanhorn died Sep  19 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington. He was born Nov 26, 1896 in Lawrence County the son of Frank and Henrietta Curnutte Vanhorn. The retired foreman of C & O Railway was employed by the firm 40 years. He was also a 50 years member of Greenhill Masonic Lodge in Boyd County, a veteran of World War I. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William B. Wharton, Lexington, a son, Clifford Vanhorn, Robinson, IL; a brother, Ercell Vanhorn, Catlettsburg, 5 sisters, Cora Reinke, Troy, OH, Gussie Tackett, Minford, OH, Eva Wilt, Baltimore, MD, Queen Stager, Troy, OH, and Sadie Collins, Columbus, IN; 3 granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Oct 10,1984

WALKER, Charles, Sr.
1903-1984
Funeral services for Chares W. Walker, Sr., 81, of Lock Ave., Louisa were Saturday, Oct 20 at the Catlettsburg Church of God by the Rev. Frank Standifer. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Tuesday, Oct 16, 1984 in Humana Hospital in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Walker was born Feb 2, 1903, in Carter County, a son of the late Thomas and Levy Walker Stewart. His first wife, Frances Bell Walker, died in 1960 and his second wife, Maxine Castle Swimm Walker die din 1976. He was a retired employee of the maintenance department of the Chessie System and a member of Catlettsburg Church of God. Surviving are 7 sons, Frank Walker of Chicago, William Walker, Mitchell Walker, Charles Walker, Jr. and Earl Walker, all of Columbus, OH, Joe R. Walker of Inez and Mack Walker of Catlettsburg; 5 daughters, Mrs. R. N. Tackett, Mrs. Gleisse Wilburn and Mrs. Ollie Tackett all of Ashland, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Gillium of Rush and Mrs. Mary Sildies of Columbus, a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Seagraves of Georgetown; 39 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 24, 1984

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BLANKENSHIP, Gladys (Preece)
1911-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Preece Blankenship, 73, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 28 by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton and Rev. Glenn Sluss. Burial was in Preece Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Blankenship died Sunday Nov 25 in Columbus. Mrs. Blankenship was born Mar 7, 1911, in Inez, daughter of the late Daniel Boone and Rebecca Slone Preece. She is survived by her husband, Luther Blankenship; 6 daughters: Mrs. Betty Lou Frazier, Staffordsville, KY, Mrs. Lushie Harron, Ashville, OH, Mrs. Beckey Parsley, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Helen Davis, Dublin, GA, Mrs. Sharon Mills, Ripley, WV, Mrs. Gail Hammond, Vermillion, OH, a brother: Howard Preece, Inez; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1984

BOGGS, Lutha (Ward)
1898-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Lutha Gladys Boggs, 86, Louisa, were conducted Oct 31 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Boggs died Oct 29 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Boggs was born Jun 15, 1898, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Martin and Celia Banks Ward. Her husband. Pleas Boggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons: Martin E. Boggs, Louisa and Luther M. Boggs, Columbus, OH; a brother: Ernie Ward, Columbus; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1984

COOK, Edwin
1926-1984
Funeral services for Edwin Cook, 64, Louisa, were conducted Nov 1 at the residence of Callahan Cook, route 1 Louisa by Woodrow Sexton and Roy Fluty, ministers. Burial was in McGinnis Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Cook died Oct 30 at his residence. Mr. Cook was born Jul 18, 1926 in Martin County, a son of the late Sam and Priscilla Cook. He was a disabled coal miner, a World War II veteran and a member of Morris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annalene Johnson Cook; 4 daughters: Mrs. Beajoe Vega, California, Mrs. Irene Jude, and Mrs. Goldie Mulette, both of Inez, KY, Mrs. Gladys Fulton, Warfield, KY; a son: James Edward Cook, California; 4 stepsons, Clyde Fitch, Jr., and Harlan Fitch, both of Inez, Thomas Fitch and Colonel Fitch, both of Columbus, OH; 5 step daughters, Carolyn Fletcher of Inez, Tennessee Chapman of Warfield, Lillie Fyffe and Louse Parson, both of Louisa, and Janey Maynard of Georgia; 4 sisters: Bertha Patz, Louisa, Myrtle Johnson, Columbus, Virgie Grave and Alifair Crum both of Louisa; a brother: Callahan Cook, route 1, Louisa; 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

COPLEY, Raymond
1908-1984
Funeral services for Raymond Gilmore Copley, 76, of route 2, Fort Gay, were Friday Nov 23 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Kimbel Copley. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Copley died Wednesday, Nov 21, 1984, at his residence. Mr. Copley was born Feb 14, 1908, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Henry and Letta Vannetti Copley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Corda Ratcliff Copley in 1974. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Aileen Salmonds and Mrs. Bernie Salmonds, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Hazel Walker of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ida Mollett of Napoleon, OH; a brother, John Logan Copley of Crum, WV; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1984

CORDLE, Cynthia (Ross)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Lois Ross Castle, 71, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 1 in Burshy Fork United Baptist Church at Brushy by Elders Charlie Arrington, Jessie Cordle and Joseph Cantrell. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cordle died Oct 29. Mrs. Cordle was born Apr 1, 1913, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Minerva Slone Ross. She was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Monroe Cordle; 5 daughters: Mrs. Zella Carter, West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Ella J. Cook, route 3, Louisa; Mrs. Neva Marie Mullins, Galena, OH, Mrs. Rosemary DeVillers, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ruby Eileen Price, route 1, Louisa; 4 sons: Ernest Cordle, Sunbury, OH, Charles Russell Cordle, Alexandria, VA, Bertell Cordle, Columbus, Ronald J. Cordle, Blaine; 2 sisters: Mrs. Susie Cordle, and Mrs. Magaline Bayes both of Minford, OH, a brother: Herschell Ross, Sunbury, OH; 27 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

CRABTREE, Oscar
1890-1984
Funeral services for Oscar Crabtree, 94, of Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 4 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by Rev. Mack Cyrus with burial in Pratt Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Mr. Crabtree died Nov 2 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Crabtree was born Jan 1, 1890, in Webbville, a son of the late John and Mary Holbrook Crabtree. His wife, Rhoda Marcum Crabtree, preceded him in death in 1963. He was a retired miner and railroad employee and a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church at Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Billy Joe Evans, Somerset, OH, Mrs. Pauline Evans, Columbus, OH; 2 sons: Woodrow Crabtree, Richman, IN, Virgil Crabtree, route 1, Fort Gay, a sister: Mrs. Nancy Lester, Columbus, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

CYRUS, Everett
1906-1984
Funeral services for Everett Cyrus, 78, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 13 at Salt Peter Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died Nov 10 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Cyrus was born Jun 5, 1906, in Wayne county, WV, a son of the late John and Melvina Parsons Cyrus. He retired with 44 years service for Norfolk & Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nolda Wilson Cyrus; 3 sons, Alvis Cyrus of Columbus, OH, Elbert Cyrus of Shelby, OH, and Everett E. Cyrus of Fort Gay; 6 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Chaffin of Chesapeake, OH, Mrs. Dora Taggart of Wooster, OH, Mrs. Katheryn Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, Mrs. Jean Tobler of Barstow, CA, Mrs. Judy Ellis of Kalamazoo, MI, and Mrs. Carolyn Zollinger of Miamisburg, OH, 4 brothers, Boyd Cyrus, Emory Cyrus and Lacy Cyrus all of Fort Gay and John Cyrus of Poca, WV; 28 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

EDWARDS, Virginia (Nolan)
1921-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Edwards, 63, of Louisa were conducted Nov 8 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died Nov 6 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Edwards was born Jul 10, 1921, a daughter of Mrs. Maxie Carter Nolan of Louisa and the late John B. Nolan. She was a member of Louisa First Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother and her husband, Oscar Edwards, a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Sturgill of Louisa, 2 sons, Ronald Edwards and John Edwards, both of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Fyffe of Louisa, a grandson and 2 great granddaughters. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

FERGUSON, Virgil
1918-1984
Funeral services for Virgil Ferguson, 66, of Blaine were conducted Nov 16 in the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Harold Boggs and Mike Roberts. Burial was in Commant Cemetery at Flat Gap. Mr. Ferguson died Nov 13 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Ferguson was born May 1, 1918, at Flat Gap, a son of the late James Haden and Lauranie Curtis Ferguson. He was a retired employee of Reliance Oil Co. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Mertie West of Louisa and Mrs. Lora McCoy of Erath, LA and 2 brothers, Lunda Ferguson of Flat Gap and Hargis Ferguson of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1984

FYFFE, Shelby
1910-1984
Funeral services for Shelby Fyffe, 74, Blaine, were conducted Nov 1 in Marantha Bible Church at Webbville with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Fyffe died Oct 30 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Fyffe was born Apr 2, at Keaton, a son of the late James and Susan Ferguson Fyffe. He was a retired pipe fitter and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Shelby Jean Butler, Wabash, IN; 2 sons: Loy Darwin Fyffe, Blaine, Rev. Jesse Fyffe, Webbville; 4 sisters: Mrs. Lydia Wright and Mrs. Bess Wallin both of Keaton, KY, Mrs. Beulah Hill, Moon, KY, and Mrs. Lexie Ferguson, Crockett, KY; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

HANNAH, Lester
1907-1984
Funeral services for Lester Hannah, 77, Point Section, were conducted Nov 18 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Hannah died in a fire at his residence the morning of Nov 16. Mr. Hannah was born Sep 17, 1907, in Kentucky. He was a retired coal miner and a painter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Chaffins Hannah, 2 brothers, Jim Hannah of Inez and Albert Hannah of Louisa, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Mary Kenton of Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Lola Phillips of Belfry, Mrs. Virgie Hayes and Ms. Grace Hannah, both of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Katherine Bailey of Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1984

KRUSE, Lydia (Moore)
1892-1984
Funeral services for Lydia M. Kruse, 92, Archbold, OH, were Wednesday afternoon, Nov 13 in Greenison & Tilton Funeral Home in Bryan, OH conducted by Rev. Dale Kern and Rev. Albert Mann. Burial was in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery. The native of Adams, KY, died Sunday in Bryan Community Hospital following a week's illness. Mrs. Kruse was born May 8, 1892 in Adams, a daughter of Lowanna Thompson and Landon Moore. Her husband, Edward J. Kruse died in 1975. She was preceded in death by sons, Willis Hayes and Carol Hayes, a grandson, Johnny Hayes and a great grandson, Patrick D. Berry. Survivors are 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Compton of Fallsburg, Mrs. Mary Heckerson of Napoleon, OH, Mrs. Ann Leininger of Archbold, Mrs. Joyce Saltzman of Bryan; 2 sons, Marvin Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH, and John Hayes of Cleveland, OH; 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Willabelle Parsons of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

LYONS, Nellie
1896-1984
Funeral services for Nellie Lyons, 88, 801 Adams St., Louisa, were conducted Nov 5 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Lyons died Nov 4 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a 2 month illness. Miss Lyons was born Dec 26, 1896 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late David and Delilah Holbrook Lyons. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth, OH, and an employee of the Shelby Shoe Company until retirement. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gladys Ison, Wheelersburg and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

MARTIN, Maxie Patricia (Hunt)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Ashland native Mrs. Maxie P. Hunt Martin, 71, Moncks Corner, SC were conducted Nov 26 in James A. Dyal Funeral Home with entombment in Live Oak Memorial Garden, Charleston, WV. Mrs. Martin died Nov 24 in South Carolina. She was born Nov 2, 1913 in Ashland, daughter of the late James S. and Elizabeth Sloan Hunt, and attended Ashland schools. Survivors include her husband, William F. Martin, Jr., 2 sons, William F. Martin, II of Goose Creek, SC and James Martin of Summerville, SC and one granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Nov 28,1984

MCBRAYER, Pearl (Jones)
1895-1984
Funeral services for former Adams resident Mrs. Pearl McBrayer, 89, of Charleston, WV were conducted Nov 11 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Quentin Hughett and Rev. Richard Maynard with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. McBrayer died Nov 7. Mrs. MCBrayer was born Mar 4, 1895 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Taylor and Mary Bair Jones. Her husband, Charles H. McBrayer, died in 1975. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ellis of Charleston and Mrs. Hazel J. Maynard of Sharples, WV; a son, Charles T. McBrayer, of Charleston; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

MOORE, Arthur
1914-1984
Funeral services for Arthur Moore, 70, route 1, Louisa were conducted Nov 12 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Nov 9, in Huntington Veterans Hospital. Mr. Moore was born Mar 22, 1914, a son of the late Vaughan and Nancy Jane Moore. His wife, Lorna Spencer Moore, preceded him in death in 1983. He was a retired employee of Elk Horn Coal Co. in Floyd County. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Retha Moore and Mrs. Kathryn Fraley, both of Louisa, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

MORGAN, Arthur
1931-1984
Funeral services for Arthur (Posey) Morgan, 53, Martha were conducted Oct 31 in Elizabeth Church at Martha by minister, Emmitt Barker. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery. Mr. Morgan died Oct 28. Mr. Morgan was born Apr 17, 1931, at Clear Creek, WV, a son of the late Laney and Snowie March Fyffe Morgan. He was a self employed water well driller. He Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Elliott Morgan, 4 sons, Arthur F. Morgan and Johnny Morgan both of Isonville and Timothy Morgan and Lacey Matthew Morgan, both at home, a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Ison of Isonville, and 3 brothers, George Morgan of Mount Gilead, OH, Glenn Morgan of Fairborn, OH and Hobart Morgan of Mazie. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

OSBORNE, Clara Louise
1927-1984
Funeral services for Clara Louise Osborne, 56, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Nov 26 at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Osborne died Friday Nov 23 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Osborne was born Dec 2, 1927 in Louisa, daughter of the late Ferguson and Chole Nolan. She is survived by 6 sons, Lee C. Osborne, of California, Thomas R. Osborne, Louisa, Charles Osborne, route 1, Louisa, Jimmy Osborne, route 1, Louisa, John Osborne, route 2, Catlettsburg, Joseph M. Osborne, route 1, Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Gartin of Louisa, Mrs. Faye Ramey of Raceland, Mrs. Egie Roberts of route 1, Louisa; 3 brothers, Richard Nolan of Stockdale, OH, Herb Nolan of Corbin, KY and Vint Nolan of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1984

PIGMAN, Ernest, Jr.
1925-1984
Graveside services for Ernest Pigman, Jr., 58, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Nov 4 at Frazier Cemetery, Clifford by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Pigman died Nov 2 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Pigman was born Nov 16, 1925 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Ernest and Edith Pigman. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Missouri F. Pigman. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

PORTER, Hazel (Smith)
1926-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Porter, 57, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Nov 13 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by Rev. Bob Waggoner, Burial was in Porter Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died Nov 10. Mrs. Porter was born Dec 9, 1926, a daughter of Don and Carrie Music Smith of Webbville. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Alva Porter, 3 daughters, Kay Bean of Boise, ID, Sue McDavid of Olive Hill and Vickie Sexton of Willard; a son, Gregory Porter of Hitchins; 5 brothers, Ralph Smith and Malcolm Smith both of Webbville, and D. L. Smith, James Smith and Nathan Smith, all of Columbus, OH; a sister, Gertrude Gee of Ypsilanti, MI; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Nov 14, 1984

PRESTON, Willis
1912-1984
Funeral services for Willis Preston, 72, of route 5, Louisa, were Monday, Nov 26 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Thursday, Nov 22, 1984, at his residence, following an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born Sep 1, 1912, at Sprigg, WV, a son of the late Etch and Dove McCoy Preston. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of God. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Preston, 3 daughters: Mrs. Margie Annett, Bloomington, MN, Mrs. Carol Segerstrom, River Falls, WS, Brenda Preston, at home; a son: Frank Preston, Jeffersonville, IN; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1984

ROBINSON, Chester
1913-1984
Funeral services for Chester Robinson, 71, Louisa, were conducted Nov 3 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Robinson died Oct 31 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Robinson was born Jul 4, 1913 in Pike County, a son of the late A. J. and Nancy J. Leedy Robinson. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anise G. Burgess Robinson, 5 daughters, Mary J. Hillard, of Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Norma Bradley of South Shore, Nancy A. Zeller and Debra L. Robinson both of Louisa, Shawn P. Gussler of Nashville, TN; 3 sons, Chester H. Robinson, Jr., and Donald J. Robinson both of Louisa and Michael S. Robinson of Morehead; a brother, Paris Robinson of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Molly Leedy of Columbus and Mrs. Nell Phillips of Louisa and 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

ROWLAND, Goldie (Castle)
1897-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Castle Murray Rowland, 87, Lowmansville, were conducted Nov 5 in George's Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville. Mrs. Rowland died Nov 3 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mrs. Rowland was born Mar 26, 1897 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Mantford and Katie Brown Castle. She was a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Nellie Preston of Lowmansville and Fannie Parrigan of South Williamson. Big Sandy News, Nov 7, 1984

SIZEMORE, Margaret
1909-1984
Funeral services for Margaret Sizemore, 77, of route 2, Louisa, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Homer Burchett. Visitation is Tuesday at Young Funeral Home. Burial is to be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Sizemore died Monday, Nov 19,1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Miss Sizemore was born May 5, 1909, at Watergap, KY, the daughter of Henry and Mollie Miller Sizemore. She was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Dale Joseph Sizemore of Louisa 3 sisters, Mrs. Sallie Goble of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Rena Rader of Louisa and Mrs. Rebecca Robinette of South Shore, KY; 3 brothers, Bill Sizemore and Butler Sizemore of Louisa and Joe A. Sizemore of Detroit, MI. Young Funeral Home was in chare of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 21, 1984

SMITH, Elizabeth (Moore)
1891-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Ashland, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 14 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. A. L. Lester, with burial in Ashland. Mrs. Smith died Nov 11 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Aug 30, 1891 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late David Lawrence and Addie Thompson Moore. Her husband, Amzy Smith died in 1973. She was a member of the Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hicks and Miss Mary Katherine Smith, both of Ashland, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

SPARKS, George W.
1895-1984
Funeral services for George W. Sparks, 89, 205 Berry St., Louisa, were conducted Nov 13 in Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died Nov 10 at the residence. Mr. Sparks was born Aug 23, 1895, in Louisa, the son of the late Billie and Elizabeth Salmons Sparks. He was a retired coal miner and a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elva Sparks; 7 daughters: Mrs. H. L. (Virginia) Bailey, Huntington, Mrs. Leslie (Ann) Clemons, Des Ark, Ark., Mrs. Wesley (Norma) Pratt, St. Cloud, FL, Mrs. Harold  (Beulah) Moujey, Perrysville, OH, Mrs. James (Nora) Edwards, and Mrs. Nancy Blake both of Rittman, OH, Mrs. John (Mildred) Mills, Ravenswood, WV; 5 sons: Joe F. Sparks, Columbus, OH, James L. Sparks, Sapulpa, OK, Douglas Sparks, Rittman, OH, Raymond Sparks, Coshocton, OH, Ben Sparks, Huntington, WV; a step daughter: Cynthia Cossin, Florida; a step son: Lloyd L. Moore, Galloway, OH; 3 sisters: Mrs. June Jordan, Milton, WV, Mrs. Rosa Marcum, Louisa and Mrs. Ella Marcum, route 5, Louisa; 33 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 14, 1984

VANHOOSE, Calvin
1924-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Calvin Vanhoose, 60, of Prichard, were Sunday, Nov 25, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Vanhoose died Friday Nov 23, 1984, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Perry and Mary Edwards Vanhoose. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Elmira Webb and Mrs. Opal Holt, both of Prichard and Mrs. Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay, WV; a brother, B. J. Vanhoose of Flatwoods and several nieces  and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 28, 1984

WHITE, Carl
1912-1984
Funeral services for Carl White, 72, of Lowmansville, were Monday, Nov 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, by Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. White died Saturday, Nov 24, 1984 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. White was born Apr 29, 1912, in Johnson County, a son of the late Grant and Josephine Castle White. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 28,1984

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ADAMS, Goldie (Thompson)
1891-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Adams, 93, of Webbville, were Friday, Dec 7, at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Tim York. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Tuesday, Dec 4, 1984 in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Adams was born Apr 1, 1891, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Skeens of Dayton and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lena Stesniak of Florida and Mrs. Zella Jordan and Mrs. Fannie Yates, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Adams, 93, Dayton, OH, were conducted Dec 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, who died Dec 4, was born in Webbville, Apr 1, 1891, a daughter of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. Her husband, Mont Adams die din 1942. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Morris Skeens, Jr., of Dayton and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lena Stesnick of Florida, Mrs. Zella Jordan and Mrs. Fannie Yates, both of Louisa. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, member of the Fairborn, OH Senior Citizens, and Bethany Horizon Village. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

ADAMS, James H.
1918-1984
Funeral services for Salyersville native, James H. Adams, 65, of Mount  Sterling were Thursday, Dec 13 at Porter Funeral Home in Mount Sterling by Rev. James Thacker. burial was in Darbyville Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Saturday, Dec 8, 1984 in Doctors West Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Adams was born Dec 18, 1918 in Salyersville, KY, the son of Ben and Ida Caldwell Adams. He was a World War II veteran and member of the American Legion. He was a retired Standard Oil distributor. He is survived by his wife, Edna Mae Adams, 7 sons, Jimmy R. and Charles H. both of Ashville, Ronald, Donald, Arthur and Thomas all of Mount Sterling, Timothy of Williamsport, one daughter, Mrs. Rica (Rebecah) Wahlemier of Columbus; one brother, Roy Adams of Xenia; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Dora) Fletcher of Washington and Mrs. Randall (Anna) Steele, also of Washington; 2 step grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry. Big Sandy News, Dec 19,1 984

AKERS, Merle Travis
1955-1984
Funeral services for Louisa native Merle Travis Akers, 29, of Newport Beach, CA, were Saturday, Dec 15 at Young Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Akers died Monday, De 10, 1984 at home. Mr. Akers was born Mar 8, 1955 in Louisa, the son of the late Richard T. and Lucille Ward Akers. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Betty L. Evans of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Robert E. Akers of El Toro, CA. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

BRYANT, Thelma (Webb)
1898-1984
Funeral services for Thelma Bryant, 86, Webbville, were conducted Dec 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died Dec 18 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Bryant was born Aug 9, 1898, at Webbville, daughter of the late Paris and Anna Ratcliff Webb. Her husband, Henry Bryant, died i 1938. Survivors include 4 sisters: Mrs. Ethel Hilton, Raceland, KY, Mrs. Stewart Wilson, route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Allia Davidson, Hanging Rock, OH, Mrs. Edith Thompson, Webbville; 5 step children.  Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

CASTLE, John  McClellan
1923-1984
Funeral services for John McClellan Castle, 61, of Ulysses were Sunday, Dec 16 at Lick Log Church by Harold Stevens. Burial was in Castle Cemetery. Mr. Castle died Wednesday Dec 12, 1984 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. He was a farmer. Mr. Castle was born Aug 19, 1923 at Georges Creek, KY, the son of the late Major and Florence Belle Castle. Surviving are 2 sisters: Mrs. Allie Scarberry, route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Wokie Scarberry, Circleville, OH; 2 brothers: Arlie Castle, Ulysses and Carl Castle, Norwalk, OH; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 19,1984

COPLEY, Radical
1918-1984
Funeral services for Radical Copley, 66, of Fort Gay, were Monday, Dec 10, at Young Funeral Home. burial was in Frazier Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Copley died Saturday, Dec 8, 1984 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Copley was born Feb 2, 1918, in Scioto County, OH, a son of the late Joshua and Elizabeth  Thompson Copley. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Copley of Docks Creek, WV, Mrs. Laura Ward, Fort Gay and Mrs. Hazel Crabtree, of Catlettsburg, a brother, Dude Copley of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews.

HILLMAN, Judy
1898-1984
Funeral services for former Webbville resident Mrs. Judy Hillman, 86, Hilliard, OH, were conducted Dec 15 in the Westwood Christian Baptist Church by Rev. James Webster and Rev. Jack Perry. Burial was in the family cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Hillman died Dec 11 in Doctor's Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mrs. Hillman was born Jul 30, 1898, at Betsy Lane, a daughter of the late Doc and Mary Ellen Hicks Kitchen. Her husband, James Nelson Hillman, died in 1965. She attended Christian Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are a son Fred Hillman of Hilliard; 2 daughters, Lola L. Bates of Grove City, OH and Mary Webster of Westwood, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

HOCKLEY, Lloyd
1915-1984
Funeral services for Lloyd E. Hockley, 69, of Grayson, brother of Mrs. K. f. Wooten of Louisa, were Nov 7 in Grayson with burial there. Mr. Hockley died Nov 4 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Daily Independent, member of the composing room staff for 33 years. He was a machinist, linotype operator and computer systems maintenance person for newspaper before retiring Jun 30, 1980. Other survivors include his wife, Adelaide E. Hockley, a daughter, Mrs. Carol Riegel of Louisville; a brother, Claude Hockley of Grayson, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mr. Hockley was born Jun 26, 1915 at Ironhill, a son of the late G. F. and Clara Hockley and was a member of the Grayson First church of Christ. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

LEEDY, Irene (Boyd)
1905-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Leedy were conducted Dec 21 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Leedy died Dec 18. Surviving are her husband, Mont Leedy, a daughter: Mrs. Elizabeth J. Stull, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Sidney Ford, Bluefield, WV, Mrs. C. A. "Dolly" Barrick, Russell, KY; a brother: John Boyd, Bluefield; a grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

MEADE, Anna (Jordan)
1910-1984
Funeral services for Anna Jordan Meade, 74, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Dec 22 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial in VanHoose Cemetery, Chestnut. Mrs. Meade died De 19 in Humana Hospital Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Meade. Mrs. Meade was born Feb 8, 1910 the daughter of George and Bertha Peter Jordan. Surviving are 3 daughters, Marian VanHoose of Louisa, Sarah Whittaker of Inez, and Linda Wiley of Williamsport; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

MOORE, Myrtle
1906-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Moore, 78, of Chapman were Sunday, Dec 16 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Moore died Friday, Dec 14, 1984 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was born Sep 6, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Antis and Belle Pierce Hylton. Her husband, Jerry Moore, preceded her in death in 1961. Surviving are 5 daughters: Mrs. Laura Becklehamer, Dearborn Heights, MI, Mrs. Althea Chapman, Chapman, KY, Mrs. Elizabeth Box, Mobile, AL, Mrs. Charlene Lyons, Monroeville, OH, Mrs. Ruthie Joe Moore, route 2 Louisa; 2 sons: Jack Moore and Jim Tom Moore both of route 2, Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

NOE, Carl
Funeral services for Carl Noe, 90, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Dec 11 in Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Mike Daniels. Burial was in Community Memorial Gardens at Wayne, WV. Mr. Noe died Saturday, Dec 8. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Noka Maynard of Montana, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

PECK, Clara (See)
1902-1984
Funeral services for Wayne County native, Clara Peck, 82, of Cheshire, OH were to be conducted Wednesday, Dec 12 at 2 p.m. in the Fort Gay First Baptist Church by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Peck died Sunday, Dec 9 in Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy, OH. She was born Oct 6, 1902, in Wayne County, daughter of the late David and Hannah Wilson See. Her husband, Freelin Peck died in 1977. She is survived by one daughter, Francis Peck of Chapmansville, WV, one son, Randall Peck of Cheshire, OH, one brother, Jerry See of Mansville, OH, one daughter in law, Margie Peck; 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

PERRY, Sylvia (Webb)
1913-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Perry, 70, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Dec 4 at Young Funeral Home by John A. Simms, minister. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Perry died Sunday, Dec 2 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Perry was born Dec 14, 1913, at Buffalo, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Lilly B. Sexton Webb of Louisa and the late Pearl Webb. Her husband, John Hobert Perry, died in 1975. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 sons: John Crabtree, Cincinnati, OH, Hobart Perry, route 4, Louisa; mother: Mrs. Lilly B. Webb, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Mary E. Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lelia Stamper, Grayson, KY, Mrs. Edna Porter, route 1, Radnor, WV; 4 brothers: Burgess Webb, Louisa, Ira C. Webb, Mullins, WV, Pearl J. Webb, Jr., and Harlan Webb both of Mansfield, OH; a grandchild.  Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1984

PERRY, William Allen
1917-1984
Funeral services for William Allen Perry, 67 of route 1, Dunlow, WV were Saturday Dec 15 at the Dunlow Funeral Baptist Church. Burial was in Perry Cemetery. Mr. Perry died Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Perry was born Jun 13, 1917 at Dunlow the son of the late Gilion and Polly Haney Perry. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Perry of Dunlow; one son, Michael Perry of Dunlow; 2 stepsons, Roy Maynard of Dunlow and Lewis Compton; 4 sisters, Mrs. Janie Alexander of Logan, WV, Mrs. Virginia Brewster and Mrs. Lily Marcum both of Dunlow, Mrs. Alma Corbitt of Taylor, MI; 4 brothers, Clifford Perry, Lowell Perry, Russell Perry and Sampson Perry, all of Logan and 4 grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

ROBERTS, Beulah
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Beulah Roberts, 77 of Columbus, OH were conducted Dec 10, at the Smokey Valley Church. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Dec 7 at Grant Hospital, Columbus. She was a member of the Heritage Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William M. Roberts, 4 sons, William F. Roberts, Carlos Roberts, Garland M. Roberts, all of Columbus and Garfield T. Roberts of Houston, TX; 2 daughters, Patricia and Mattie, both of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mexie Duvall of Owensboro, KY; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

ROBINSON, Warren N.
1890-1984
ROBINSON, Madge (Smith)
1908-1984
Joint funeral services for Warren N. Robinson, 93, and his wife, Madge L. Smith Robinson, 76, of route 2, Catlettsburg were Saturday, Dec 15 at Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson died Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Louisa. Mr. Robinson was born Dec 23, 1890, at Betsy Lane, a son of the late Richard and Satchie Ferguson Robinson. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the V.F.W. and a member of the American Legion. His survivors include a sister, Mrs. Pearl Howell of Wichania Valley, WV. Mrs. Robinson was born Sep 5, 1908, at Zelda a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucille Stump Smith. Her survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Libby Widener of South Carolina, Mrs.  Pauline Ferguson of Buchanan and Mrs. Virginia Harmon of York and 2 brothers, Howard Smith and Ballard Smith both of California. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Deloria Garland of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Faye Sparks of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Satchie Dunko of Springfield, VA; 4 sons, Warren H. Robinson of Leesburg, FL, Joseph R. Robinson of Rittman, OH and Harry N. Robinson and Ballard S. Robinson, both of Columbus; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 19, 1984

SEE, William Mack
Graveside services for Fort Gay native William Mack See, 60, Medina, OH, were conducted Dec 2 in See Cemetery. Mr. See died Nov 28 in Jacksonville, FL of an apparent heart attack. Mr. See was son of the late Bas and Mary Spears See. He was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Survivors include 2 daughters, Margaret and Brenda See of Medina and a son Billy Mack See of Medina. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

SKAGGS, Glen
1922-1984
Funeral services for Glen Leland Skaggs, 62, Lawrence county were conducted Dec 24 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Brown and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Martha. Mr. Skaggs died Dec 17. Mr. Skaggs was born Oct 16, 1922 in Lawrence County, a son of Ethel Sluss Skaggs Sheriger and the late John Andrew Skaggs. Other survivors include 2 brothers, Kenneth L. Skaggs of Columbus, OH and Andrew M. Skaggs of Avila Beach, CA, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mabel M. Barcus of Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Emogene Hughes of Stockton, CA. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

SMITH, Luther
1904-1984
Funeral services for Luther Smith, 80, of Blaine, were conducted Wednesday Dec 12 in the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery at Cordell. Mr. Smith died Sunday, Dec 9 at Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Jun 24, 1904, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Della Bryant Smith. His wife, Mary Cordle Smith, preceded in death. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Jean Osborne, Blaine; a son: Donald Smith, Blaine; 4 sisters: Mrs. Mary Adams, Raymond, OH, Mrs. Clara Young, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Willia Slone, London, OH, Mrs. Frankie Lyons, Blaine, a brother: Cline Smith, Blaine; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 12, 1984

THOMPSON, Katherine (Holden)
1915-1984
Funeral  services for Katherine (Katie) Thompson, 67, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 23 in Fort Gay Church of God. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson died Dec 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born Dec 18,1 915 in Little River, SC, daughter of the late Henry and Julia McLamb Holden. Survivors include her husband, Fred Thompson, of route 2 Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Mrs. Christine Webb of route 2, Fort Gay and Dorothy Artrip of Portsmouth, OH; one son, Bobby Dow of Durham, NC, one sister, Mrs. Emma McGinnis of Washington, DC; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 26, 1984

WELLMAN, Muriel
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Muriel Wellman, 74, of Melbourne, FL, were conducted Dec 3 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando, FL. Mrs. Wellman died Nov 30 in Holmes Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wellman was a former restaurant manager. Survivors include one son, William Skaggs of Melbourne; one brother, Jack B. Fulkerson of Atlanta, GA, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1984

WILLIAMSON, Jimmy Dan
1935-1984
Funeral services for Jimmy Dan Williamson, 49, of South Shore, KY, were conducted Dec 3 at 1 p.m. in Copley Memorial Church, in Crum, WV. Burial followed in Sammons Cemetery, Crum. Mr. Williamson died Nov 30 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Williamson was born Nov 3, 1935 at Stonecoal, WV, son of the late William H. and Niza Sammons Williamson of Portsmouth, OH. He was a material supervisor for Kellogg Construction in Houston, TX. Additional survivors including his wife, Dea Christianson Williamson, a step son, Peter Matthiesen at home; 3 brothers, William H. Williamson, Jr. of Marion, VA. Robert H. Williamson of Kermit, WV, Jack E. Williamson of Portsmouth, OH; one sister, Doris Jean James of Lerona, WV, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 5, 1984

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