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ARTRIP, George
Funeral services for George Artrip, of Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 29 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Artrip Cemetery. Mr. Artrip died Jan 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Artrip was born in Wayne county, WV, a son of the late Volney and Ora Gelle Thompson Artrip. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Parsons Artrip; a daughter, Frances Louise Artrip of Fort Gay, 6 sons, Dreuy Artrip of Belle, WV, and Roger Artrip, John Artrip, James Artrip, George Artrip and Junior Artrip all of Ohio; 2 sisters, Mamie Artrip and Nellie Price, both of Ohio and several grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jan 30,1985

BALL, James
1913-1985
Funeral services for James Ball, 71, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Jan 17 at Young Funeral Home, by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mr. Ball died Monday, Jan 14 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Ball was born May 9,1 913, at Fallsburg, a son of the late Blaine and Martha Short Ball. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System. Surviving are his wife, Mary G. Pennington Ball; a son: James S. Ball, Jr. route 2, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Thelma Roberts, star route, Louisa, Mrs. Maxine Taylor, Louisa, Miss Jacqueline Ball, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. June Woods, Grayson, KY; 4 brothers: Clement E. Ball, St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Daniel O. Ball, Louisa, Mrs. Mont W. Ball, Xenia, OH, Blaine Ball, Jr., route 3, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

BOGGS, Curtis
1913-1985
Funeral services for Curtis Boggs, 71, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 27 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Joe Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Genoa. Mr. Boggs died Jan 25 at his residence. Mr. Boggs was born Jan 26, 1913 in Clay County, WV, a son of the late Steven and Lucy Graham Boggs. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Stafford Boggs; 2 daughters, Mrs. Beulah Ann Bragg of Canton, OH and Mrs. Mary Javens of Galion, OH; 3 sons, Charles Boggs of California and Jim Boggs and Leonard Boggs, both of Columbus and a stepson, Kenny Johnson of Ravenna. Funeral arrangements were by the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy news, Jan 30,1985

CHAPMAN, Algar J.
1899-1985
Funeral services for Algar J. Chapman, 85, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Jan 17 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Charles R. Humphrey, with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Chapman died Monday, Jan 14, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Chapman  was born Aug 18, 1899, at Chapman, KY, son of the late George O. Chapman and Ada Mae Peters Chapman. Mr. Chapman was retired clerk for the C & O Railroad and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Chapman, 2 sons, Gerald Chapman of Derwood, MD and
Conrad Chapman of Golden Beach, MD; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1985

COMPTON, Louella (Ekers)
Graveside services for Fallsburg native Mrs. Louella Compton, 77, Columbus and formerly of Ashland, were conducted Jan 11 in Fannin Cemetery by Rev. Charles Cooper. Mrs. Compton died Jan 6 at the residence. Mrs. Compton was born at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late John H. and Virginia Collinsworth Ekers. Her husband, Blaine Compton, preceded her in death. She was a retired teacher, attended the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are 3 nieces and 4 nephews, sister-in-law Mae Ekers, all of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

COPLEY, Della (Adkins)
1903-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Copley, 81, Buchanan, were conducted Jan 9, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Copley died Jan 6 at her residence. Mrs. Copley was born Apr 3, 1903, at Buchanan, daughter of the late Jay and Addie Harmon Adkins. She is survived by 1 daughter, Margret Copley of route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 sons, Billy R. Copley of route 2, Catlettsburg, and Jay C. Copley of Columbus, GA, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

DIXON, Martin, Jr.
1915-1985
Funeral services for Martin Dixon, Jr., 70, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jan 28 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Mr. Dixon died Jan 24 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Dixon was born Jan 1, 1915, in Louisa, a son of the late Martin and Rosie Lennings Dixon. He was a retired U. S. Postal Service employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Marie Adams Dixon, 3 sisters: Mrs. Esta Harder of California, Mrs. Homer Moore of route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Joe Ginn, East Liberty, OH; a brother: Freelin Dixon, route 3, Louisa,  and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

DUNN, Mary (Wallace)
1907-1984
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mary Wallace Dunn, 77, Ashland, were conducted Dec 30 in John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Turkington and Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn died Dec 28 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Dunn was born Apr 23, 1907 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late F. T. D. Jr. and Margaret Hatten Wallace. Her husband, Drexel C. Dunn preceded her in death in 1969. She served for 25 years as executive secretary to the Boyd County Heart Association and several positions on the local district and state PTA boards. She was active in Girl Scouts and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, Surviving are a son, Lewis W. Dunn of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Welch Reed of Piketon, OH, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

FERGUSON, Amanda Mae (Ferguson)
1906-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Mae Ferguson,78, of Martha were conducted Thursday, Jan 24, at the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church, at Crockett, by Elders Jerry Brown, Elmo Ferguson, Paul E. Keaton and Frank Viars. Burial was  in the Ferguson and Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Ferguson died Monday Jan 21 at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Ferguson was born Mar 27, 1906, at Crockett, a daughter of the late Leander and Myrtle Brown Ferguson. Her husband, Robie Ferguson, preceded her in death. She was a member of Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Myrtle Mullins and Mary Webb, both of Martha and Anne Lee Blanton of Jackson, OH; 2 sisters, Susana Perkins of Martha and Nola Kelley of Minford, OH; 2 brothers, Ike Ferguson of Moon and Arnold F. of Highland, IN; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

FUGATE, Bennie (Alley)
Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie Alley Fugate, 82, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jan 9 in the First Christian Church by Rev. George Mays. Burial was in the Alley Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Fugate died Jan 7. She was a retired secretary for the A. C. S. and Farm Bureau, member of the First Christian Church for 40 years, member of the Louise Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95. She was born in Pike County, Mar 18, 1902 daughter of the late Luke S. Alley and Angeline Smith Alley. Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Fugate at home, a son, Robert L. Fugate, Jacksonville, NC; 3 sisters: Mrs. Cosby Pfost, Shelbyville, KY, Mrs. Grace Diamond, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Willa Frances Thompson, State Road, NC; a brother: Lester L. Alley, Louisa; a grandson and a great granddaughter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie Alley Fugate, 82, were conducted Jan 9, in the First Christian Church by Rev. George Mays. Burial was in the Alley Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Fugate died Jan 7 at her residence. Mrs. Fugate was born Mar 18, 1902 in Pike County, a daughter of the late Luke S. Alley and Angeline Smith Alley.  Her husband, James E. Fugate died in 1929. Mrs. Fugate was a retired secretary for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Committee and the Farm Bureau of Louisa. She was a 35 year member of the First Christian Church, member of the Louise Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95 of Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Juanita Fugate of Louisa, a son, Robert of Jacksonville, NC, grandson, James Carl Fugate of Jacksonville, NC and a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Irene of Jacksonville, 3 sisters, Mrs. Cosby Pfost of Shelbyville, KY, Mrs. Grace Diamond of Columbus, and Mrs. Willa Frances Thompson of State Road, NC and a brother, Lester L. Alley of Louisa. Pallbearers were Mrs. Fugate's nephews, Tony Adkins of Branchland, WV, Homer, Charles and Amos Adkins of Culloden, WV, Richard and Raymond Diamond of Columbus, Mark Alley of Christiansburg, VA and Larry Alley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1985

GRAVES, Clyde
1895-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County resident Clyde R. Graves, 89, were conducted Jan 4 in Columbus, OH by the Rev. Jack Farmer. Burial was in the Obetz Cemetery, Franklin Co., OH, under the direction of Cook & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Graves died Jan 1 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Graves was born Nov 9, 1895 at Pawnee, OK, son of the late John and Hattie Graves. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I and was a retired nurse for the deaf. He was a life-long member of the Disabled American Veterans, Carter County Post 17, Veteran of Foreign Ward Post 6103, and the American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Cook Graves, Louisa, 1 daughter, Elzina Scott, Piggott, AR, 2 step daughters, Fannie Pack, Louisa and Hannah Kern, Clinchport, VA; 2 grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

HAMMOND, George A.
1930-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, George A. Hammond, 54, of Kettering, OH, were conducted Jan 29 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Damron. Burial was in the Maynard Cemetery at Clifford. Mr. Hammond died Jan 25 in Kettering. Mr. Hammond was born Oct 6, 1930, at Clifford, a son of the late John and Francis Hammond. He was a retired Harrison Radiator Co. employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva D. Hammonds, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lambertson of Miami, FL and Mrs. Perlina Jane Davidson of Orlando, FL; a brother, John Hammond of Salyersville, a half-brother, Bill Evans of Kermit, WV and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Crum of Kermit. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

HAMMOND, Nathan
1920-1984
Funeral services for Nathan Hammond, 64, Louisa, were conducted Dec 26 in Friendship United Baptist Church by minister Bromley Marcum and Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died Dec 23 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. He was a retired lineman for the Chessie System, a member of Friendship United Baptist Church and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leola Hammond, 3 daughters: Mrs. Frank Newkerchner and Miss Kathy Hammond both of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Pamela Hinton, Lancaster, OH 6 sons: Ezra Jay Hammond, Danny R. Hammond, Homer R. Hammond all of Chillicothe, Nathan Hammond, Virginia Beach, VA, Jimmy Joe Hammond, Louisa and Johnathan Hammond, at home; 2 sisters: Mrs. Nettie Mae Frye, Okeechobee, FL and Mrs. Virgil Hanshaw, Louisa; a brother: Gordon Hammond, route 5, Louisa; 18 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1985

HONEYCUTT, Gregory
Funeral services for Gregory Lynn Honeycutt, 20 of Terryville, were to be conducted Jan 30 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery. Mr. Honeycutt was found hanged to death Saturday, Jan 26 at 10:25 p.m. in a cell in the Johnson County Jail. Mr. Honeycutt was a son of Joe and Reva Sue Honeycutt of Terryville. Surviving in addition to his parents, are 4 half sisters, Nathana Sue Witten of Blaien, and Stephanie Honeycutt, Teresa Honeycutt and Lora Honeycutt, all of Martha and a half brother, Thomas Martin Witten of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

JUDD, Zora
1897-1985
Funeral services for Miss Zora Judd, 87, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 29 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Miss Judd died Jan 26 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Miss Judd was born Oct 7, 1897 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Wesley K and Belle Spencer Judd. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Claudia Cox of Drift. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

KIRK, Julia (Hammond)
1907-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, Mrs. Julia Kirk, 77 of Grove City, OH, were conducted Jan 5 in Friendship United Baptist Church by ministers, Claude Horn and Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Branham Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died Jan 1, in Doctor's Hospital West, Columbus, following an extended illness. Mrs. Kirk was born Mar 3, 1907 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank L. and Emma Spurlock Hammond. Surviving are her husband, Henry Kirk, 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Greene and Mrs. Rebecca Skaggs, both of Grove City, and Mrs. Emma Burdette of Wayne, OH, 5 sons, James H. Kirk, Henry Kirk, Jr., Taylor Kirk all of Grove City, Dennis Kirk of Wayne and Clyde Kirk of Oak Harbor, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Endicott of Louisa, Mrs. Georgia Hughes of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Ida Sammons of Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Fannie Hallis of Somerset; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

LANHAM, Ira G.
1904-1985
Funeral services for Ira G. Lanham, 80, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 29 in the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Hill family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Members of Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 AF & AM Fort Gay of which he was a member were pallbearers and conducted graveside rites. Mr. Lanham died Jan 26 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Lanham was born Dec 7, 1904 in Kanawha County, WV. He owned and operated the Penguin Hut Restaurant in Huntington, until retirement in 1972. He also was a foreman of Owens-Illinois Glass Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Hill Lanham; 2 sons, Ira Glenn Lanham of Wooster, OH, and Edward G. Lanham of Los Angeles, CA; 2 brothers, William Lanham and Wendall Lanham both of Charleston, a sister, Mrs. Ann MacFarlane of Charleston, 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

MARCUM, Walter
1894-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Walter (Lightning) Marcum, 90, Ashland, were conducted Dec 30 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Willard Nicely and Rev. Larry Salyers. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Marcum died Dec 28 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Marcum was born Jun 13, 1894, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Emma Carter Marcum. He was a retired carpenter and a 45 years member of the local carpenter's union. He attended Sandy City Freewill Baptist church and was a World War I Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Fannin Marcum and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Burton of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jan 9,1 985

MURRAY, Mary (Evans)
1930-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Mrs Mary A. Murray, 54, of Catawba, OH, were conducted Jan 6 in Salyer Cemetery at Sitka. Mrs. Murray died Jan 2. Mrs. Murray's survivors include a son, Paul, her mother, Eva Griffith of Springfield, OH, stepfather, Henry Griffith, and 6 sisters, including Greta Lyons of Blaine, Monnie Kelley of Flat Gap, Vina Parker of Columbus and Ethel Lyons of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

NUNLEY, Isabelle (Byrd)
1897-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Isabelle Byrd Nunley, 87, England Hill, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 15 in the Catlettsburg Church of God with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Nunley, widow of Ernest Nunley, died Jan 12 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Nunley was born Apr 13, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Lee Carter Byrd. She was a charter member of Catlettsburg Church of God. Survivors include 2 sons, Willard Nunley of Catlettsburg, and Billy Ray Nunley of Pinellas Park, FL, 4 daughters, Mrs. Annabelle Williams and Mrs. Ruby Chaney, both of England Hill, Mrs. Cora Mae White of Huntsville, OH, and Mrs. Pauline Sweet, Bradenton, FL; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Faulkner, Kavanaugh. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1985

PACK, Martha (Preston)
1893-1985
Lawrence County native Mrs. Martha Preston Pack, 91, of Catlettsburg, died Jan 20 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Pack was born Sep 7, 1893 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Lou Roberts Preston. Her husband, John Pack, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Pack of Kenova and Arthur Pack of Florida; 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert Meek of Coalton, Mrs. Ethel Horn of Peach Creek, WV and Mrs. Alice Childers of Catlettsburg; 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body is at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

PENNINGTON, Raymond Estill
1926-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Raymond Estill Pennington, 58, of Zephyr Hills, FL, were conducted Jan 3 in Zephyr Hills, FL. Mr. Pennington died Dec 30 at East Pasco Medical Center. He was born Mar 20, 1926 at Yatesville. He was a job setter for a refrigerator manufacturer and a member of the Zephyr Christian Church. He was also a member of LOOM 2276 in Zephyr Hill and a life member of the VFW. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II. Mr. Pennington is survived by his wife, Malenda; 4 daughters, Sandra Kasel, Cathy Ritter, and Pamela Hawk, all of Dayton, OH and Susan Johannes of Brighton, IA; 3 sons, Paul Pomp of Norfolk, VA, Sid L. Pomp of Zephyr Hills and rod L. Pomp of Dade City; one brother, Harold Pennington of Leitchfield, KY; 1 sister, Edna Scheifers of Sandy, OR and 22 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

SHEPHERD, James
Funeral services for former Webbville postmaster, Roy James Shepherd, 91, Mocksville, NC, were conducted Dec 27 in Eatons Funeral Home with cremation and burial in Mocksville. Mr. Shepherd died Dec 25 in U. S. Veterans Hospital at Osteen, NC following a lengthy illness. Son of the late Samuel and Mollie Mead Shepherd of Webbville, was a veteran of World War I and served as postmaster at Webbville, during the early 1930's. He later worked at Veterans Hospital in Lexington, Fayetteville, NC and Winston Salem, NC. He is survived by his wife, Julia Campbell Shepherd of Mocksville, 2 children by his first wife, Roy James Shepherd II of Columbus and Kathleen Chenault of Mount Sterling, 2 stepchildren, Clarence Penrod of Greensboro, NC and Amelia Haynes of Lakeland, FL, 3 sisters, Ruth Smith, Texas City, TX, Allie Reigh Callihan of Portsmouth and Celia Pennington of Naples, FL; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1985

SKAGGS, Bertha (McCarty)
1904-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Skaggs, 83, of Louisa, were conducted Thursday Jan 17 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs, died Tuesday, Jan 15, in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Skaggs was born Nov 1, 1904, in Bath County, a daughter of the late Jock and Mary (McCarty) McCarty. Her husband, Elbert Skaggs preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Fitzgerald of Louisa, a son, Marvin Penick of Wayne, WV, a sister, Mrs. Pearl Keith of Orlando, FL, 2 brothers, Sid McCarty of Cincinnati and Lige McCarty of Salt Lick; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

SKAGGS, Jessie (Kirk)
1903-1985
Funeral services for Jessie Kirk Skaggs, 81, of Louisa, were conducted Friday Jan 18 at Louisa First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles R. Humphrey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Betsy Ross Lodge conducted services Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Skaggs was dead on arrival Wednesday, Jan 16 at Humana Hospital Louisa, of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Skaggs was born Feb 9,1 903 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Bert and Lillian Heston Pickrell. Her husband, Alfred Skaggs died in 1971. She was a retired licensed practical nurse at Louisa General Hospital and a member of Betsy Ross Lodge. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Wolford of Freeburn, and Mrs. Virginia Pennington and Mrs. Archie Dotson, both of Louisa, 2 sons, William F. Kirk of Richmond, VA and Robert D. Kirk of Louisa; 6 brothers, Bernard Pickrell and Ernest R. Pickrell, both of Tampa, FL, Charles Pickrell of Monroe, MI, Kenneth Pickrell of Cincinnati, James Pickrell of Ashland and Virgil Pickrell of Louisa and 23 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1985

SKAGGS, Martin
Funeral services for Martin Skaggs, 74, route 1, Sandy Hook, were conducted Dec 26 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral HOme with burial in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Skaggs died Dec 24 at the residence. Mr. Skaggs was a son of the late Harrison and Rinda Maxie Skaggs. He was World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charity Salyers Skaggs, a step son, Lonnie P. Oney of Webbville; 2 sisters, Virgie Barker and Myrtle Maxie both of Martha, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1985

SMITH, Nellie (Fugitt)
1897-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Smith, 87, Point Section, were conducted Jan 20 in Smith Chapel Church, of which was   a founder, by Rev. Charles Thompson and Rev. Olan Kearns. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Jan 18, following an extended illness. She was born Nov 6, 1897, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late W. T. and Victoria Ball Fugitt. Surviving are her husband, George Smith, 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy G. Holbrook of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. C. T. Wellman of El Paso, TX, a son, Dr. James M. Smith of Frankfort; 2 brothers, Geyger Fugitt and Benson R. Fugitt both of Ashland, 4 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hautenburger, Wixon, MI, Mrs. Alice Damron, of Louisa, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, Ashland, and Jewell Fugitt, Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 23, 1985

SPARKS, Gracie (Barker)
1909-1985
Funeral arrangements for former Blaine resident, Mrs. Gracie Sparks, 75, are incomplete. Mrs. Sparks died Jan 28 in Community Hospital in Springfield, OH. Mrs. Sparks was born Nov 12, 1909, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late John and Alma Barker. Her husband, Eugene Sparks, died in 1980. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Martha Patrick of Springfield, 2 brothers, Walter Barker of Sandy Hook and Lewis Barker of Springfield, a sister, Nellis Edwards of Blaine and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

THOMPSON, Katherine (Holden)
1915-1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine "Katie" Thompson, 67 of Fort Gay, were Sunday Dec 23 at Fort Gay Church of God by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Doug Wilhide. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson died Dec 20. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec 18, 1915 at Little River, SC, the 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 Fort Gay and Mrs. Dorothy Artrip of Portsmouth, OH, 1 son, Bobby Dow of Durham, NC; 1 sister, Mrs. Emma McGinn of Washington, D. C., 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1985

SWORD, James Hubert
1911-1984
Funeral services for James Hubert Sword, 73, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 26 in First Baptist Church of Fort Gay with burial in Ratliff Cemetery. Mr. Sword died Dec 24 at the residence. Mr. Sword was born Apr 30, 1911 in Pike County, a son of the late Fredrick and Ida Damron Sword. His wife, Josie Hampton Sword, preceded him in death. He was a retired inspector for the State of West Virginia and a member of Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM at Fort Gay. Surviving are  daughters: Mrs. Jo Ann Smith, West Chester, OH, Mrs. Gaye Robertson, Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Joy Maynard, route 5, Louisa; 2 sons: Robert Sword and James L. Sword both of Fort Gay; 3 sisters: Mrs. Grace Keesee, Fort Gay, Mrs. Imogene Harless, Lovely, KY, Mrs. Gertrude DeBord, Columbus, OH, 3 brothers: Alton Sword, Prestonsburg, KY John R. Sword, Fort Gay, Tom Sword, Sterling, OH; 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild., 6 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1985

WALLACE, Willard
1919-1985
Funeral services for Willard Wallace, 65, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Jan 24 at the residence of Eunice Burgess. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Mr. Wallace died Jan 20 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Wallace was born Mar 4, 1919, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lon and Frances Edwards Wallace. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Wooten Wallace, 4 daughters, Mrs. Eunice Burgess, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Lounnia Hoose, Greenwich, OH, Mrs. Audrey Jane Legg, Canton, OH, Mrs. Linda Wallace, Vermillion, OH; 6 sons: Kenneth Wallace, Sandusky, OH, Ronnie Wallace, Vermillion, OH, Rondel Wallace, Louisa, Jackie Wallace, Birmingham, OH, Carl Wallace and Phillip Wallace, both of Vermillion; 3 sisters: Mrs. Emily Howard, Louisa, Mrs. Lacie Rowe, Salyersville, KY, Mrs. Nellie Castle, Ohio; 2 brothers, Ross Wallace, Ohio and Pearly Wallace, Huntington, WV; 2 half brothers: Joe Wallace, Ulysses, KY and Thomas Wallace, Charley, KY; 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1985

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BOGGS, Thomas
1900-1983
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Thomas L. Boggs, 84, of Ocoee, FL, were conducted Wednesday Feb 6 at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Wintergarden, FL. Mr. Boggs Died Feb 2. Mr. Boggs was born Feb 9,1 900 in Lawrence county, a son of the late Jason and Moriah Fields Boggs. He retired in 1965 from Armco Steel East Processing Department, and was a member of Starke Lake Baptist Church at Ocoee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Ison Boggs; 2 daughters, Mrs. Augustus (Allene) Little of Ashland and Ms. Evelyn Boggs of Ocoee; 3 sons, Fred Boggs and Larry Boggs, both of Ashland and Lowell Boggs of Ocoee; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

CAUDILL, Lelia (Thompson)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lelia E. Caudill, 79, route 1, Petersburg, TN, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Feb 10 at the Young Funeral Home by Elders Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Caudill died Feb 6 in a Georgia Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Caudill was born Nov 23, 1905 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late James Harvey and Rebecca Susan Pauley Thompson. Her husband, Earl Caudill, preceded her in death in 1977. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Lelia Mae Colvin, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Edna Carol Scott, Dayton, OH, 4 sons: Lawrence E. Caudill, Houston, TX, Curtis M. Caudill, Hudson, FL, Winfred L. Caudill, Petersburg, TN and Delbert R. Caudill, Waycross, GA. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

COBURN, Miriam
Funeral services for Mrs. Miriam E. Coburn, 89, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 2 at the Floyd Funeral Home in Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Mrs. Coburn died Jan 30 at the residence of her daughter, Cora Meadows of Louisa. Her husband, William Coburn, preceded her in death. Survivors in addition to her daughter are a daughter Mary Frances Collins of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

DAGGS, Amanda Lucille (Matney)
1913-1985
Funeral services for Amanda Lucille Daggs, 71, will be conducted Thursday, Feb 28 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Cecil Hill. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Daggs died Feb 24 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Daggs was born Apr 6, 1913 at Louisa, daughter of the late Reece B. and Emma Johns Matney. Her husband, Jarrett Daggs died in 1982. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Billie June Williams of San Diego, Ca, 1 sister, Mrs. Opal Johnson of Huntington, WV, 1 brother, Wallace Matney of Huntington, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 27,1 985

DANIELS, Carlos
1928-1985
Funeral services for Carlos Daniels, 56, of Louisa were conducted Feb 5 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. K. Thompson, Jr. and Rev. Junior Bevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Daniels was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa February 1. Mr. Daniels was born Sep 25, 1928 in Louisa, a son of the late Charlie and Myrtle Small Daniels. He was a retired employee of Congoleum Tile Co., a Korean War veteran and a member of the V. F. W. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Murrell Fugett Daniels; a step daughter: Mrs. Sandia Ciaellalla, Bellville, NJ; a sister: Mrs. Ada Ellis, Bloomfield, NJ; 2 brothers: Herman Daniels, Bellvue, OH and Marvin Daniels, Spencer, WV; 1 grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

DAVIS, Virgil
1909-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Virgil Davis, was conducted Jan 23 in the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis, OH. Burial was in Vinton Memorial Park. Mr. Davis died Jan 20 in Gallipolis, OH, Mr. Davis was born Mar 18, 1909, son of the late Ulysses Dorris and Mary Dorris George. He is survived by 2 sisters, Carmie Bone of Chester, PA and Eliza Marquis of Riverdale, MD and 1 brother, Elmer Davis of Brounderburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Virgil Davis of Gallipolis, OH were conducted Jan 26 in Willis Funeral Home by the Rev. Eugene Zopp. Burial was in Vinton Memorial Park. Mr. Davis was born Mar 18, 1909, at Ulysses, son of the late Liss and Mary Davis. He was an army veteran of long standing and served in Africa during World War II. Surviving are 2 sons, Liss of Gallipolis, Jack of Paintsville, 1 brother, Elmer Davis of Brandenburg, KY, 2 sisters, Carmie Bone of Pennsylvania and Eliza Marquis of Riverdale, MD and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

DYER, Lizzie (Tomlin)
1894-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Dyer, 90, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 12 at the Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Patton Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Dyer died Feb 8 in a Xenia, OH nursing home. Mrs. Dyer was born Aug 22, 1894 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Oliver and Polly Vanover Tomlin. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death in 1957. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan of Fairborn, OH and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

ELLIS, McHenry
1914-1985
Funeral services for McHenry Ellis, 70, 110 Main Street, Louisa, were conducted Thursday Feb 14, at the First Methodist Church by Rev. Charles R. Humphrey. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ellis died Monday Feb 11 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Ellis was born Oct 25, 1914 in Glen Alum, WV, the son of the late Moss French and Mayme Toler Ellis. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa, member of O'Brien Masonic Lodge No. 101 AF &AM in Williamson, WV, Loyal Order of Moose in Williamson, WV, also an associate member of the Salvation Army. He was a retired coal mine electrician, a well known musician in the Tri-state area during the 1930's and 1940's playing in the dance bands of that era. Surviving are his son, McHenry Tabor Ellis of Las Vegas, NV; 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Richards, of Lorida, FL and Mrs. Dorothy Wallace of North Olmsted, OH, and 2 brothers, Woods Ellis of Lorton, VA and Moss Ellis, Jr. of Huntington, WV and 2 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Arvel DeLong, Norman Pack, Joe Pack, Jim Downs, Jerry Dotson, Bob Simpson, Bill Copley and Dan VanSickle. Funeral arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Feb 20,1985

EVANS, Virgil Ray
1934-1985
Funeral services for Virgil Ray Evans, 50, of Charleston, SC, were conducted Feb 4 at the McAlifter Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial was in Riverview Memorial Garden. Mr. Evans died Feb 1 in a Charleston hospital. Mr. Evans was born Feb 13, 1934, at Webb, WV, son of the late John S. Evans and Sadie Romans Evans. He was a graduate of Crum, WV High School, retired from the U. S. Coast Guard and a member of St. Andrews Baptist Church and a Mason. Survivors are his mother, Sadie Evans of route 5, Louisa, wife, Louvada Ratliff Evans, 2 sons, Phillip R. Evans and John K. Evans and a daughter, Sharon G. Evans, all of Charleston, 2 brothers, Roy Evans, Crum and Ersel Evans of Iowa; 4 sisters, Marie Short, Bluefield, WV, Julia Gartin, Circleville, OH, Shirley Blair, Ashland, and Anna Dalton of route 5, Louisa, and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

FRALEY, Alice Mabel (Childers)
1910-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Mable Fraley, 74, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 17 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Fraley Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Fraley died Feb 14 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Fraley was born Apr 18, 1910 at Thelma, a daughter of the late Wince and Anna Childers. Surviving are her husband, James W. Fraley, 4 daughters, Mrs. Edith Reed of Thelma, Mrs. Jane Leedy of Shreve, OH, Mrs. Gladys Vanhorn of Louisa and Mrs. Josephine Grim of Tutor Key; 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Leedy, Wesley Vanhorn, J.C. Blanton, Stoney Blanton, Dan Blanton, Donald Vanhorn, Honorary pallbearers were Maynard Leedy and  James Grim. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

GIBSON, Noah
1912-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Noah "Tommy" Gibson, 72, of route 1, Catlettsburg were conducted Wednesday, Feb 13 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. J. L. Moore and the Rev. Charles Sparks. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Gibson died Feb 11 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Gibson was born Jul 27, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Rosa Patrick Gibson. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of Cyrus United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Sperry Black Gibson, 5 sons, Glen Gibson, Dennis Gibson, Danny Gibson and Bill Gibson all of Catlettsburg, and Fred Gibson of Columbus, OH, 4 daughters, Mrs. Pauletta McNabb of Louisa, Mrs. Greta Grayson of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Sharon Pratt of Tucson, AZ, and Mrs. Rosa Belle Adkins of West Hamlin, WV, 2 stepsons, Charles Moore of Catlettsburg and Curtis Moore of Louisa, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Shirley Sue McKee of Crescent City, FL; a brother, Al Gibson of Fostoria, OH, a sister, Mrs. Madge Sparks of Ranger, WV; 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 13, 1985

GIBSON, Walter
1927-1985
Funeral services for Walter R. Gibson, 57, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 10 at the Caniff Funeral Home Chapel in Westwood by the Rev. Robert Jordan. Burial was in the Queen Cemetery in Glenwood. Mr. Gibson died Feb 7 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Gibson was born Jun 30, 1927, at Denton in Carter County, a son of the late Spur and Oney Hunter Gibson. He was an inspector with the Chessie System, a Navy veteran and attended Glenwood Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Imogene Gibson, a son, Ronald Gibson of Louisa, a daughter, Patricia Ann McGuire of Columbia, SC, a brother, Ed Gibson, 2 half brothers, George Lambert, Jr. and John Hubert Lambert, both of Louisa, 2 half sisters, Margaret Perry and Sarah Lambert, both of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

GOVERNOR, Marbel (Webb)
1916-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Marbel Governor, 68, of Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville with burial in Wells Cemetery. Mrs. Governor died Feb 5 in Fort Gay. Mrs. Governor was a daughter of Leonard Webb of Louisa and the late Pearl Short Webb. Surviving, in addition to her father, is a son, Homer Forrestor of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

HUTCHISON, Fannie (Kouns)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Mae Kouns Hutchison, 79, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 14, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Johnny Little. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Hutchison died Feb 11 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hutchison was born Jun 25, 1905, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucusha Riffe Kouns. Surviving are her husband, Claude Hutchison, 3 daughters, Virginia Queen of Flatwoods, Helen Cordle of Russell and Margo Johnson of Columbus, 3 sons, Glen Hutchison of Louisa, Claude Hutchison, Jr., of Southgate, MI, and Charles Hutchison of Belleville, MI, 3 sisters, Minnie Hutchison of Rush, Louise Banks of Kistler, PA and Doris Scott of Springfield, OH; 4 brothers, John Kouns, Bud Kouns and Sam Kouns, all of Grayson and Everett Kouns of Galion, OH; 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

KELLEY, William
1901-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, William Alvin Kelley, 83, of route 2, Franklin Furnace, OH, were conducted Feb 2 at Ohio Furnace Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Burial Park. Mr. Kelley died Jan 31 in Greenbriar Convalescent Center in Wheelersburg following an extended illness. Mr. Kelley was born Mar 27, 1901 in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late Floyd and Ida Caskey Kelley. He was a retired employee of Columbus Coated Manufacturing Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta Daniels Kelley, a daughter, Mrs. Daurain Bradley of Olive Hill; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Shaffer of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Gracie Glenn of Wurtland; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

LANG, Abbie (Pennington)
1897-1985
Funeral services for Webbville native, Mrs. Abbie Pennington Lang, 87, of Ashland, were conducted Feb 9 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Dr. Charles Turkington. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lang died Feb 7. Mrs. Lang was born Feb 9, 1897, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Elizabeth Webb Pennington. Her husband, Leonard H. Lang, died in 1967. She was a member of Normal Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wagoner of Ashland, 2 sons, W. E. Lang of Hagerstown, MD and Thomas L. Lang of Evansville, IN, a sister, Mrs. Eva Snodgrass of Ashland, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

LAWSON, Ruby (Carroll)
1906-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Ruby Marie Carroll Lawson, 78, of Grayson were conducted Feb 5 at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Charles Davis. Burial was in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Lawson died Feb 3 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Lawson was born Jun 4, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Mae Lester Carroll. Her husband, Ollie James Lawson died in 1982. She was a retired merchant and owner of Lawson's Grocery Store and a member of Grayson First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Faye Lawson Felty of Grayson, a son Carroll Clayton Lawson of Broken Arrow, OK, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lola Wilson of Lexington, Mrs. Lucille Compton of Louisa and Mrs. Hazel Shimble of Dallas, TX, a brother, Willie Carroll of Whitman, WV; 3 grandchildren and a great grandson. Pallbearers were Frank, Felty, George Knipp, Lloyd Felty, Delbert Everman and Fred Buck. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

LUCAS, Ella (Coburn)
1903-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Lucas, 81, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 1 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mrs. Lucas died Jan 29 in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lucas was born Dec 6, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Liza Childers Coburn. Her husband, Clyde Lucas, preceded her in death. She was a member of East Fork United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Iona Howell of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Herma Stewart of Auburn, IN. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

MILLER, Goldie (Tackett)
1909-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Miller, 76, of Louisa were conducted Tuesday, Feb 19 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willie Hayes and the Rev. James A. Hayes. burial was in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Miller died Saturday Feb 16 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born Feb 2, 1909, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late William and Liza Jane Pence Tackett. Surviving are her husband, John W. Miller, a daughter, Mrs. Ava Purkiser of Hamersville, OH, a son, Roy McCracklin of Cincinnati, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

OTTEY, Pansy (Fraley)
1923-1985
Graveside services for Mrs. Pansy Marie Ottey, 62, of Lambertville, NJ formerly of Lawrence County were conducted Feb 24 at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. James A. Hayes. Mrs. Ottey died Wednesday Feb 20 at her residence, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Ottey was born Jan 27, 1923, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Milton and Ivory Justice Fraley. Surviving are her husband, Robert P. Ottey, a son Ray Childers, Jr., of Lambertville, 3 daughters, Pansy Lee Brown of Allans, TN, Clara Kitchen of Columbus, OH, and Patty Justice of Johnstown, OH, a brother, James Fraley of Missouri, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Feb 27,1 985

PAYNE, Pearl (Muncie)
1915-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Payne, 69, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 10 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery. Mrs. Payne died Feb 8. Mrs. Payne was born Aug 10, 1915, in Roderfield, WV, a daughter of the late James T. and Lutishie Star Muncie. Surviving are her husband, Booker E. Payne, a daughter, Mrs. Berdie M. Mullins of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Copley of Fort Gay, Mrs. Velva Shepard of Hendersonville, TN, Mrs. Bessie Gunn of Dickson, TN, and Mrs. Wildia Franklin of Roderfield, WV, 3 brothers, James F. Muncie of Avondale, WV, Dewey Muncie of Inez and Floyd Kirk of Columbus, OH, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

PRESTON, Katherine (Simpkins)
1919-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Preston, 65, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Feb 12 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died Feb 9 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Preston was born Oct 24, 1919, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Noah and Ida Kennedy Simpkins. Her husband, Willis, preceded her in death in 1984. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Margie Annett, Bloomington, MN, Mrs. Carol Segerstrom, River Falls, WS, Brenda Preston, at home; a son: Frank Preston, Jeffersonville, IN; 3 sisters: Mrs. Nettie Wells, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Lula Carter, Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Silvia Coley, Royston, GA; 4 brothers: Ted Simpkins, Wayne, WV, Arch Simpkins, Coal City, WV, Paul Simpkins, Cincinnati, OH, Jim Simpkins, Oregon; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

RAMEY, Genva Faye (Nolan)
1919-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Genva Faye Nolan Ramey, 65, Raceland, were conducted Feb 1 at the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, KY. Burial was in Ramey cemetery at Raceland. Mrs. Ramey died Tuesday Jan 29 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Ramey was born Apr 13, 1919 at Busseyville, a daughter of the late Ferguson and Chloe Clarkson Nolan. Her husband, William H. Ramey died in 1971. Surviving are 2 sons, William Claude Ramey of Pine Bluff, AR and Willard Clayton Ramey, stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD; 2 sisters, Nannie Gartin, Louisa and Egie Roberts of route 1, Louisa, 3 brothers, Vint Nolan, Louisa, Richard Nolan, Beaver, OH and Herbert Nolan, Corbin, KY. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

ROBINETT, Laura Belle (Carter)
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Belle Robinett, 92, of 804 Berry Street, Louisa, were conducted Jan 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. K. Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Robinett died Jan 18 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Robinett was born Jun 28, 1892, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late Lon Carter and Fannie Thompson Carter. Mrs. Robinett was a retired teacher for the Lawrence County Board of Education. She was a member of the Carter Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt Robinett. She is survived by a daughter in law, Mrs. Nora Estep of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 20,1 985

RUNYON, Ethel (Fitch)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Runyon, 72, of Lawrence County, were conducted Feb 11 at Richardson Chapel. Burial was in the Runyon Family Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Runyon died Feb 8. Mrs. Runyon was born Mar 31, 1912, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jake and Bessie Fraley Fitch. Her husband, Oscar, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are 7 daughters: Geneva Meade, Ulysses, Rose Fisher, Dearborn Heights, MI, Orietha Akers, Ulysses, Betty Boyd, Paintsville, KY, Ruth Ann Mills and Debbie Fitch both of route 2, Louisa; Margaret Whitt, Inez, KY; 2 sons: Willard Runyon, Redford, MI and Jim McKinnon, route 2, Louisa; 21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

SALMONS, Frank P.
1907-1985
Funeral services for Frank P. Salmons, 75, of Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 24 at the Webb Community Church by Roger Meade and Luther Harris. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Salmons was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa, Feb 21. Salmons was born May10, 1907, in Webb, WV, a son of the late Roland and Nancy Marcum Salmons. He was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha E. Copley Salmons. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha E. Copley Salmons, 8 daughters, Miss Peggy Salmons of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Shirley A. Klein, Mrs. Barbara Davis and Mrs. Phyllis Regsby, all of Columbus, OH, Ms. Linda G. Marcum of Culloden, WV, Mrs. Laura j. Swenning with the U. S. Air Force and Mrs. Nancy Marcum and Ms. Betty Marcum, both of Fort Gay, 6 sons, Frankie Salmons, Jr., William S. Salmons, Jes Salmons and Arbie R. Salmons, all of Fort Gay, James F. Salmons of Milton, WV and Jarvis Ellis of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Anna M. Parsley of Man, WV, 2 brothers, Jess L. Salmons of Perry, FL and Timothy Salmons of Melburn, FL, 36 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1985

SEE, M. Jack
1904-1985
Last rites for former county and city attorney M. Jack See, who practiced law for more than 50 years, were to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 20, in First Baptist Church of Louisa, conducted by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial of the 80 year old former Louisa school teacher was in See Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Mr. See died Feb 18 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mr. See was born Sep 15, 1904 at Salt Petre, WV, son of the late Charles F. and Elizabeth Goff See. He received his BA Degree in 1928 from the University of Kentucky and attended the UK School of Law, and began practicing law in the early 1930's. Because of the Depression, Mr. See was employed with the Louisa school system as teacher and later principal at Louisa Elementary School. During his administration the hot lunch program was instituted. In 1942 he began the fulltime practice of law in the old Recorder building on Main Cross Street, where he practiced with his son, C. F. (Ted) See, III, until his death. He was assistant Attorney General for the Island of Guam for 2 years, to later become Attorney General for the Trust Territories and Pacific Islands from 1957 until 1960. He was appointed attorney on 2 different occasions during World War II, and was city attorney for several years. Mr. See was a past-president of the Louisa Rotary Club, and a faithful member, member of First Baptist Church of Louisa, serving as a deacon; member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM Louisa and Eastern Star, member of the Kentucky and American Bar Associations. He was also active in Republican politics county and statewide. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Heston See, another son, M. J. See, Jr., of Grafton, VA and a sister, Celesta Roberts of Vero Beach, FL. Funeral services are under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Member of the Louisa Rotary Club will be honorary pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

SHANNON, Jack
1908-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Jack Shannon, 77, of Chapmansville, WV, were conducted Feb 16 at Evans Funeral Home in Chapmansville, WV by the Rev. R. J. Chenoweth. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Peck's Mill, WV. Mr. Shannon died Feb 13 in a Logan Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Shannon was born Aug13, 1908 in Lawrence County, son of the late Charles and Phoebe Hartman Shannon. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was a retired employee of Island Creek Coal Co and a member of the United Methodist Church and a Mason. His wife died on May 5, 1984. Big Sandy News, Feb 27,1 985

SKEENS, Wilber
1931-1985
Funeral services for Wilber Skeens, 53, of route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Wednesday, Feb 6 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Daniel Copley and the Rev. Roy Akers. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery, route 1, Prichard. Mr. Skeens died Feb 2. He was born Mar 4, 1931, in Spruce, WV, a son of Edna Skeens of Kenova and the late Frank Skeens. He was an employee of W & S Welding Co. and a former employee of Houdaille Industries, a veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion Post 93, a lifetime member of the DAV, a member of Masonic Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM of Fort Gay, WV, which will conduct graveside rites. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Hoosier Skeens, 2 daughters, Miss Debra Skeens of Prichard and Mrs. Dianna Daniels of Fort Gay, a son in law, Bobby Daniels of Fort Gay, a very special daughter, Donna Kay Hounshell, at home, 2 sisters, Wanda Webb of Fort Payne, AL and Laverne Combs of Huntington, a brother, Auburn Skeens of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

THOMPSON, Kenneth Wayne
1934-1985
Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Thompson, 50, of route 2, Louisa, were Wednesday Feb 27, at the Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Sunday Feb 24 in Humana Hospital Louisa after a brief illness. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 25, 1934 at Madge, KY, the son of Mrs. Georgia Moore Thompson of Thornsville, OH and the late Stroud Thompson. He was a truck driver. Other survivors are 1 daughter of Arizona, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Short of Thornsville, OH and Mrs. Maxine Laney of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 1 brother, Jay Thompson of Johnstown, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1985

WEBB, Lillie (Sexton)
1890-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Webb, 94, of route 4, Louisa were conducted Feb 1 in the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Mack Cyrus and Rev. King Cyrus. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Webb died Jan 30 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Webb was born Oct 9, 1890, in Wayne Co., WV, a daughter of the late Andrew and Arnetta Copley Sexton. Her husband, Pearl J. Webb died in 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Mary Etta Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lelia Mae Stamper, Grayson, KY, Mrs. Edna F. Porter, route 1, Radnor, WV; 4 sons: Burgess Webb, Louisa, Ira C. Webb, Mullens, WV, Pearl J. Webb, Jr., and Harlan Webb both of Mansfield, OH; 37 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1985

WILLIAMS, Ethel (McNeil)
1913-1985
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ethel Williams, 71, Blaine, formerly of Columbus are incomplete at this time. Mrs. Williams died Feb 15 in Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Ohio. Mrs. Williams was born Mar 9, 1913, a daughter of the late Samuel and Hattie McNeil. Surviving are her husband, William J. Williams, Blaine, KY; a daughter: Mrs. Sharon Huber, Coshocton, OH, 2 sons: John "Jack" Williams, Columbus, James Williams, Cilo, MI; a brother: Eugene McNeil, Blaine; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985

WORKMAN, Beatrice V. (Diamond)
1923-1985
Funeral services for Beatrice V. Workman, 61, of Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, Feb 13 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Homer Burchett and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Patton Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Workman died Feb 10, at St. Mary's Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Workman was born Mar 20, 1923 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Dewitt Diamond and Fannie Rice Diamond. Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Workman of Louisa; 6 daughters, Mrs. Sherry Cottle, Southgate, MI, Mrs. Dinah Sturgill, Salinas, CA, Mrs. Patty Nelson, Mrs. Donna Triplett, Mrs. Karen Brooks, all of Louisa, Mrs. Connie Staib, Phoenix, AZ; 6 sons, Charles L. Workman, Jr., Fort Gay, WV, Jimmy L. Workman, Elizabethtown, KY, Billy Joe Workman, Grove City, OH, Doug Workman, Bandera, TX, Barry Workman and Ronnie Workman, Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Karen Ekers, Cannonsburg, KY, Mrs. Rose Combs, Louisa, KY, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan, Westwood, KY, Mrs. Anna VanHorn, Ashland, KY, 1 brother, Dewitt Diamond, Jr., Louisa, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1985

WRIGHT, Erie (Jobe)
1895-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Erie Wright, 89, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Feb 17 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Wright died Feb 15 at her residence. Mrs. Wright was born Mar 10, 1895, in Louisa, a daughter of the late E. W. and Lou Lawson Jobe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mart Wright. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Minnie Angeletti and Mrs. Alma King both of Columbus, OH; 4 sons: Elisha Wright, Reynoldsburg, OH, Charles Wright, Grove City, OH, Stanley Wright, route 3, Louisa and Randall "Dick" Wright, Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Maude Webb, Cannonsburg, KY and Mrs. Nell Webb, star route, Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Eire Jobe Wright, 89, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Feb 17 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and Rev. Paul Cox. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Friday, Feb 15 at the home of her son on route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Wright was born Mar 10, 1895, in Louisa, a daughter of the late E. W. and Lou Lawson Jobe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin L. Wright and a son, Leland "Bobe" Wright. Surviving are 4 sons, Elisha Wright of Reynoldsburg, OH, Charles Wright of Grove City, OH, Stanley Wright of route 3 Louisa, Randall "Dick" Wright of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Maude Webb of Cannonsburg and Nell Webb of Star route, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1985

YATES, Fannie (Thompson)
1896-1985
Graveside services for Mrs. Fannie Yates, 88, of Louisa were conducted Feb 16 at Myrtle Chapel Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. R. E. Cavins. Mrs. Yates died Feb 14 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Yates was born Nov 25, 1896, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Lafe and Susan Webb Thompson. Her husband, Jay Yates, died in 1966. She was a member of Brammer Gap Methodist Church. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Aileen Y. Croghan of Venice, FL; 2 stepsons, Gordon Yates of Louisa and Raymond Yates of Wichita Falls, TX; 2 sisters, Zelda Jordan of Louisa and Lena Stenick of Florida; 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 20,1 985

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BAKER, Harry
1898-1985
Funeral services for Harry baker, 87, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Mar 19 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Baker Cemetery. Mr. Baker died Mar 17 at his residence. Mr. Baker was born Jan 17, 1898, in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Lindsey and Tennie Copley Baker. He was a retired employee of Norfolk & Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Williams Baker, a daughter, Mrs. Jessie B. Salyer of Louisa, a granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1985

BILLUPS, EVA (Sipple)
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Billups, 84, Fort Gay were conducted Mar 3 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Grover Jackson, Jr. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery. Mrs. Billups died Feb 28 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Billups was born Jan 1, 1901, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Fred C. and Rebecca Frasher Sipple. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul H. Billups, 4 nieces and several great nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

BROWNING, Tivis
1909-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Tivis Browning, 75, of Ashland were conducted Mar 25 by the Rev. Jack Skeens, with burial in the East Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Browning died at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Browning was born Apr 6, 1909 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Jay and Cora Ellen Wright Browning. He was a retired Ashland Oil, Inc. employee, a member and deacon of the 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Faye Vanhorn Browning, a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Lewis of Ashland, 2 sisters, Myrtle Browning of Xenia, OH, and Stella Caudill of Catlettsburg, 4 brothers, Woodrow Browning of Kingston, OH and Russell Browning, Clifford Browning and Herman Browning, all of Chillicothe, OH, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27,1985

CHANEY, Thomas
1941-1985
Funeral services for Thomas Chaney, 42, of Louise were conducted at 2p.m. Wednesday Mar 20 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was to be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Chaney died Mar 17 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Chaney was born May 25, 1941, at Burnwell, WV, a son of John and Sarah Marie Hughes Chaney of Youngstown, OH. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Carol Pack Chaney, 3 daughters, Helissa Ann Chaney, Paua Jane Chaney and Yvonne Marie Chaney, all at home, a son, Thomas Chaney, Jr., at home, 6 sisters, Mrs. Alice Burrows, Mrs. Dorothy Price, Mrs. Shirley Ferguson, Mrs. Mary Richert, Mrs. Wanda Palguta and Miss Rose Chaney all of Youngstown and 5 brothers, John H.Chaney, II, Leroy Chaney, Larry Chaney, Carl Chaney and Ronny Chaney, all of Youngstown. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1985

CHILDERS, Birdie (Vaughan)
1887-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie Childers, 97, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Mar 22 in Richardson Chapel Church by Rev. Cecil Price. Burial was in Warnick Cemetery at Richardson. Mrs. Childers died Mar 19 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Childers was born Jun 16, 1887, at Richardson, a daughter of the late William P. and Julia Warnick Vaughn. Her husband, Arch Childers died in 1934. Surviving are a son, Clifford Childers of Auxier, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27,1 985

CONLEY, Herschel B.
1903-1985
Funeral services for Herschel B. Conley, 81, of Martha, were conducted Mar 10 in Paintsville Funeral Home by Elder Burchwell, Paul Preston, and Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap. Mr. Conley died Mar 8 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Conley was born Apr 15, 1903 in Johnson County, a son of the late Benjamin and Dora Meade Conley. He was a retired driller and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, Martha. Surviving are his wife, Phoeba Ellen Skaggs Hamilton Conley; three daughters, Evelyn Preston, Red Bush, Ernestine Conn, Oakridge, TN and Gladys Preston, St. Paris, OH; three brothers, W. R. Conley of Wittensville, Byron Conley of Flat Gap and Howard C. Conley of Charleston, SC. Also seven sisters, Mrs. Lexie Dixon, Waycross, GA, Mrs. Fern Lyon, Martha, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Ruth McKenzie, Flat Gap, Mrs. Merle Fairchild, Oil Springs, Mrs. Florence Mead, Vanceburg, and Mrs. Anna Jewell Beculheimer, Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

COPLEY, Monroe
1902-1985
Funeral services for Monroe Copley, 82, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted Wednesday, Mar 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Webb Community Church in Webb, WV, by the Rev. Taylor Jenkins with burial in the Webb Community Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Copley died Mar 17 at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Copley was born Jul 10, 1902 in Wayne County, WV, son of the late Melvin and Rosie Patterson Copley. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Chaffin Copley, 4 daughters, Mrs. Reba Bowens, of Webb, Mrs. Lexie Short of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Betty Saloms of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Judy Shirk of Columbus, 5 sons, Ernest Copley and Ermel Copley both of Crum, Claude Copley of Webb, Monroe Copley, jr. of Fort Gay, Ralph Copley of Webb, 2 half-brothers, Walter Copley of route 2, Dunlow, WV, Mathew Thompson of Webb, 41 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 20, 1985

CYRUS, Boyd
Funeral services for Boyd  Cyrus, 90, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 3 in Oak Grove Methodist Church with burial in Cyrus Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died Mar 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa. His wife, Pernie Ball Cyrus preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Earl of Plymouth, IN, Mrs. Susie Newsome of Fort Gay, Mrs. Georgie Rowe and Mrs. Loretta Robinson, both of Genoa, WV, and Mrs. Roberta Watts of Lavalette, WV and 2 sons, Elwood Cyrus of Grove City, OH and John B. Cyrus of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

DAVIS, Jessie (Fitzpatrick)
1908-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Davis, 76, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Mar 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry B. Frazier. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died Mar 18 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Davis was born Nov 10,1 908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Shelton and Myrtle Frances Singer Fitzpatrick. Her husband, Ked Davis, died in 1980. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Shipman and Mrs. Linda King, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Gay Hanchar of Florida and Mrs. Judith Gartin of Louisa, 4 sons, Raymond Davis of Chattaroy, WV, James Davis, Ashland, KY, Calvin Davis and Jamie Davis both of Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. June Bartram, Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Ruby Kelly, Ashland, Mrs. Joyce Vance, Hillsboro, Mrs. Jenny Bell Salyer, Elkhorn City, KY; 2 brothers: Alta C. Fitzpatrick, Hensley, WV and Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mansfield, OH; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27,1 985

DAVIS, Martha (Sparks)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sparks Davis, 78, of Ashland, were conducted Mar 19 at the Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Ledbetter. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. She died on Mar 15, at the King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was born on Feb 3, 1907, at Burnwell, WV, a daughter of the late James B. and Sarah Conley Sparks of Yatesville. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Fred T. Davis, her daughter, Mrs. Sara M. Heald, and 3 grandchildren, all of Ashland. Other survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Fields, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Dorothy Murphy, Akron, OH, 2 brothers, James E. Sparks, Yatesville and Paul E. Sparks, Louisville. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1985

DEAN, Pricie (Pack)
1896-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Pricie P. Dean, 88, of Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 23 at Greenbriar Missionary Baptist Church at Fort Gay. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. Mrs. Dean died Mar 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Dean was born Apr 20, 1896 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late A. J. and Laura Workman Pack. Her husband, Henry Dean, died in 1965. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ona Trodgon of Tampa, FL, Mrs. Zora Billups of Akron, OH and Mrs. Bonnie Dean of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Jim Dean and John B. Dean, both of Fort Gay; a sister, Goldie Pack of Lavalette, WV, a brother, Virgil Pack of Wayne, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 27, 1985

DILLEY, Earl
1919-1985
Funeral services for Earl Dilley, 65, of route 5, Louisa were conducted Mar 26 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Mr. Dilley died Mar 24, in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Dilley was born Aug 24, 1919 at Fallsburg, a son of the late Clarence and Grace Skeens Dilley. He was a World War II veteran and a retired merchant and postmaster. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Parsley Dilley, a son, Robert Dilley of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. James H. Carter of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1985

GRIFFITH, Jane
1911-1985
Funeral services for Cordell native, Miss Janie Griffith, 83, of Columbus, OH are incomplete. Miss Griffith died Mar 15 in a Columbus nursing home. Miss Griffith was born Mar 28, 1911 in Cordell, a daughter of the late Henry and Lucretia Swan Griffith. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles Lee and Miss Margaret Griffith both of Ashland and Mrs. Lester Hurd of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1985

HACKER, Logan
1907-1985
Funeral services for Logan Hacker, 77, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Mar 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Homer Burchett with burial in Franklin County Cemetery. Mr. Hacker died Mar 7 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Hacker was born Oct 15, 1907, in Jackson County, a son of the late Rev. Granville and Arkie Spurlock Hacker. He was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Sammons Hacker, a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Jean Lemaster of Louisa, a son, Lenox Hacker of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Susan Hall, Mrs. Elizabeth Gannin both of Cincinnati, OH, 2 brothers, Bill Hacker of East Bernstandt and Orman Hacker of Lilly; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

HAYES, True (Roberts)
1893-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. True Hayes, 91, Louisa were conducted Mar 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dick Humphrey with burial in Roberts Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Hayes was born Jul 7, 1893. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hayes. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Mar 6, 1985

HOGSTON, Vinia
1920-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Vinia Hogston, 64, route 4, Fallsburg, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday Mar 6 in Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg conducted by Rev. Jake McCoy and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial will be in Hogston Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Hogston died Monday morning in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Hogston was born Jun 11, 1920, at Martha, a daughter of the late Edward Blythe and Cora Ross Blythe. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Hogston in 1971. Survivors include 2daughters: Mrs. Imogene Wright, Fallsburg; Mrs. Cloie Mae Mixon, Calhoun, GA; 4 sons: Dewey R. Hogston, route 1, Webbville, Arnett Edward Hogston, Blaine, Lincus Hogston, route 1, Fallsburg and Robert Dewayne Hogston, route 1, Fallsburg; 5 sisters: Mrs. Nellie Carter, Blaine, Mrs. Lottie Wallace, Mrs. Betty Jordan and Mrs. Myrtle Jordan all of Columbus, Mrs. Marie Cordle, Lancaster, OH; 2 brothers: Omar Blythe and Bill Blythe both of Columbus; 21 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 6, 1985

HOLBROOK, Carrie (Hutchinson)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Carrie Hutchinson Holbrook, 78, Rush, were conducted Mar 4 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Ross Cemetery at Rush. Mrs. Holbrook died Mar 2 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Holbrook was born Feb 17, 1907, in Lawrence, a daughter of the late Oswald and Liddie Berry Hutchinson. Her husband, Ortie Holbrook, died in 1969. Surviving are 2 sons, Ronald Holbrook and Douglas Holbrook, both of Rush, 2 sisters, Mrs. Herma Crank of Ashland and Mrs. Thelma Burke of Rush; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

JAMES, John L.
1937-1985
Funeral services for Glenhayes, WV native John L. James, 48, Groveport, OH, were conducted Feb 26 in Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel by Rev. Daniel Davis with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. James died Feb 24 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was a diesel mechanic for Capital City Products. He was born Aug 12, 1937, son of the late Frank and Lucy Artrip James of Glenhayes. Survivors include his wife, Louise James, 3 daughters, Pamela McNeese of Columbus, Cindy and Beth, at home, 2 sons, John Claude James and Timmy James, address unknown, 4 sisters, Lizzie Lycan of Fort Gay, Ora Salmons of Ashland, Edith Meade of Wilmington, DE, Betty Salmons of Fort Gay, 2 brothers Frank James, Jr. of South Shore, KY and Jesse James of Princeton, WV and a host of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

JOHNSON, Damer
1899-1985
Funeral services for Damer Johnson, 85, Louisa, were conducted Mar 10 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. John Riley of Chapmanville, WV. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens at Chapmanville. Mr. Johnson died Mar 8. Mr. Johnson was born Nov 29, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alex and Sarah Berry Johnson. His wife, Stella W. Johnson, preceded him in death in 1962. He was a retired coal mine electrician, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Chapmanville and the United Mineworkers of America. Surviving are a son , Ralph Johnson of Louisa, 2 brothers, Austin Johnson of Louisa and John A. Johnson of Lubbock, TX, a sister, Mrs. Martha Fyffe of Louisa, and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

LYONS, Elder Florida
1910-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Elder Florida Lyons, Tutor Key, were conducted Mar 4 in Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville. Burial was in Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka. Mr. Lyons died Mar 1 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was born Apr 26, 1910, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Belle Lyons. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Eldanna Lyons, 6 daughters: Anna Belle Pucket of Pikeville, Cora Lee Walters of Belleville, Mi., Wanda Peters of Grayson, Peggy Wallen of Xenia, OH, Linda Spencer of Belleville, Mi. and Kay Daniel of Tutor Key.  Four brothers: Bert Lyons of River, Walter, Mitchell and Herbert Lyons of Sandusky, OH, two sisters: Mrs. Zelphia Shannon of Louisa, 20 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

MARTIN, Dorothy (Cyrus)
1898-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Dorothy Martin, 86, of Huntington, were conducted Mar 5 in Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died Mar 3 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Martin was born Sep , 1898, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Joe and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. Her husband, John Martin, preceded in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Regenia Muncy of Huntington and Mrs. Ruby Berry of Columbus, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Elmon Clay Pigg, and Mrs. Jim Lowe, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Irene Muncy of Charleston, WV, 2 brothers, Raymond Cyrus of Louisa and Frank Cyrus of Chesapeake, OH, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

MCCORMICK, John A.
1931-1985
Funeral services for John A. McCormick, 53, will be conducted Wednesday Mar 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Mr. McCormick died Monday morning in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, KY, after a brief illness. Mr. McCormick was born Jun 28, 1931 in Lawrence County, son of the late John and Nellie Church McCormick. He was a machinist for the National Mine Service. He is survived by his wife, Janet Holbrook McCormick, 2 sons, Kevin McCormick of Greenwood, IN, and Kelly McCormick of Houston, TX; 1 daughter, Marda McCormick, at home and 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters, Mrs. Flora Hutchinson, Sumit, Mrs. Mary Spurtin, Mertzon, FL, Mrs. Florence Cooper of Gainesville, FL, and Mrs. Helen Gehringher, Flatwoods, 2 brothers, Curt McCormick of route 4, Louisa, Virgil McCormick of West Jefferson, OH. Arrangements are by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

MCCOY, Hilliard
1909-1985
Funeral services for Hilliard Lee McCoy, 75, Fallsburg, were conducted Mar 12 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Jake McCoy with burial in Hilliard McCoy Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. McCoy died Mar 9 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. McCoy was born Aug 13, 1909 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Joseph and Mamie Hall McCoy. He was a World War II veteran and a retired coal miner... Surviving are 3 sons, Melvin McCoy and Solomon McCoy, both of Ney, OH, and John McCoy of Defiance, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Owens of Haysi, VA, and Mrs. Darla Owens of Clincho, VA, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ola Lambert of Ohio, Mrs. Jackie Lambe of North Carolina, Mrs. Bertha Carroll of Defiance, and Mrs. Shirley Dutty of Detroit, MI, 3 brothers, Earl McCoy of Arcadia, FL, William McCoy of Churchill, TN, and Jarvis McCoy of North Jackson, OH; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

MEADOWS, Lillian (Miller)
1900-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Lillian Hester Meadows, 85, of Oldtown, were conducted Mar 19 in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church by James Craft. Burial was in Meadows-Hall Cemetery. Mrs. Meadows died Mar 10 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Meadows was born Feb 10, 1900, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary West Miller. She was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Eugene Meadows, 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Stevens of Jackson, OH, Mrs. Ruth Hall and Mrs. Mildred Fletcher, both of Greenup, and Mrs. Betty Nease of Oldtown, a son , Charles Meadows of Oldtown, 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1985

MOSLEY, Elmer L.
1912-1985
Funeral services for Gladys native Elmer L. Mosley, 72, Kenova, were conducted Jan 20 in Catlettsburg, with burial in Vanhorn Cemetery on Rove Creek. He died Jan. 25. Mr. Mosley was born Oct 22, 1912, at Gladys on Cats fork of Big Blaine Creek, son of James and Viola Adams Mosley. He was a retired photographer and an electrician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Wilmia Rice Mosley; 2 sons, David Mosley and Benjy Mosley; a daughter, Mrs. Ghetonda Shertzer, all of Kenova, 3 brothers, Delbert B. Mosley, Stoutsville, OH, Watt Mosley, Catlettsburg, and James C. Mosley, Circleville, OH, half sister, Mrs. Ruth Casse of Miami, FL. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1985

SWAN, James Ulysses
1924-1985
Funeral services for Charley native James Ulysses Swan, 60, Oak Hill, OH, were conducted by Rev. Ray Allen Mar 17 in Oak Hill, OH with burial there. Mr. Swan died Mar 14 in Oak Hill hospital following an extended illness. He was born Dec 31, 1924 at Charley, a son of the late Julius and Cashy McGranahan Swan. He was a World War II veteran, serving 3 years in Germany. Survivors include his wife, Wauleka Thompson Swan, 2 daughters, Kathy Adkins and Sue Swan, Oak Hill, OH, 1 son, Ronald Swan, Oak Hill, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jettie Moore, route 1, Louisa, Goldie Mooney, Columbus, OH, 1 step sister, Phyllis June Evans, Jackson, OH, 5 brothers, South, Tom, Charles, Wayne Swan, Oak Hill and Julius Jr., Jackson, 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27,1985

TAYLOR, Harry G.
1913-1985
Memorial services for Lawrence County native Harry G. Taylor, 71, Gainesville, FL, were conducted Mar 18 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Mr. Taylor died Mar 10 in Gainesville. He was born Jul 13, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Maude Handley Taylor. He attended Louisa schools and was a retiree from the U. S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant with 30 years service. Surviving are his wife, Francine; 2 sons, Mark Lee of Charleston, SC and Alan, of Gainesville, FL, 1 brother, Joseph H. Taylor of St. Albans, WV, and 1 grandson. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1985

VAUGHAN, Clifford
1930-1985
Funeral services for Clifford Vaughan, 54, of Ironton, OH, were conducted Wednesday Mar 27 in the Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton by Elder Marvin Fulton. Burial was to be in Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Vaughan died Mar 24 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Vaughan was born Sep 13, 1930 at Coal Grove, a son of Mrs. Rose Frazier Vaughan of Louisa and the late David H. Vaughan. He was a 1948 graduate of Grove High School and a Korean War Air Force veteran. He formerly owned and operated restaurants and a fiber glass manufacturing plant in Riverside, CA and was co-owner and operator of Vaughan Brothers, Inc. Coal Mine in Louisa. he was a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church at Coal Grove. Surviving in  addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mary Agnes Campbell Vaughan, a brother, Norman Vaughan of Louisa and a sister, June Richards of South Point. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1985

WILSON, Robert
1923-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Robert W. Wilson, 61, of Flatwoods were conducted. Mr. Wilson died Mar 20 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born Oct 4, 1923 in Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Bertha Edwards Wilson. He was a retired coal miner and had moved to Flatwoods four months ago from South Williamson, KY. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks and American Legion in Williamson, WV. Surviving are a son, Rick Wilson of Flatwoods, 4 brothers, Raymond Wilson of Detroit, Charles Wilson of Huttonsville, WV, James Wilson of Cleveland and Fred Wilson of Sanders, KY, a sister, Jenette Villinue of Elryia, OH, and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 27,1985

YORK, Mont
1890-1985
Funeral services for Mont York, 94, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Mar 4 in Smith Chapel Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. York died Mar 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. York was from Oct 24, 1890, a son of the late Jim and Clara Thompson York. His wife, Cora Jane Roberts York, preceded him in death in 1967. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bailey and Mrs. Edith Wright, both of Louisa, Mrs. Helen Sammons of Pataskala, OH and Mrs. Emogene Sammons of Gahanna, OH, 2 sons, Earl York of Aneheim, CA and Clifford York of Tacoma, WA, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sadie Roberts of Long Beach, CA and Mrs. Nellie Anglin of Sunny Valle, Ca, 2 half brothers, Kenneth York and Jay York, both of Raceland, and 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1985

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ADAMS, Esta W. (Wellman)
1910-1985
Funeral services for Esta W. Adams, 75, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Mar 31 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Adams died Mar 28 at King's Daughters' Medical Center. She was born Feb 25, 1910 at route 3, Louisa, the daughter of the late George Wellman and Minnie Woods Wellman. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Adams. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Joann Halcomb, route 2, Catlettsburg, 1 son, Dorsal Adams, of Lexington, 2 brothers, Fayette Wellman of London, KY, and Braddy Wellman of Fort Gay, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

ALLEN, Ida (Miller)
1901-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Allen, 84, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 12 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Kirby. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Allen died Apr 9, in St. Ann Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Allen was born Feb 4, 1901, at Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Melissa Wilson Miller. Her husband, Charlie Allen, died in 1974. She was a member of Louisa First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Frazier of Fort Gay, a son, Donald Allen of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Belcher of Detroit, and Mrs. Margie Moore of Kenova, WV; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 17,1985

BARRETT, Elizabeth (Ray)
1904-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett, 81, Johnson's Fork, Catlettsburg, were to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Apr 24, in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. George Travis and Rev. Alex Cremeans. Burial was to be in Warner Cemetery. Mrs. Barrett died at 7:15 p.m. Apr 21 at the residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Barrett was born Feb 23, 1904 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Marion F. and Genora Conley Ray. Her husband, C. P. Barrett, died in 1967. She was a member of Macedonia Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Henry Barrett of Catlettsburg and Jimmy Barrett of Peru, IN; 2 brothers, Troy Ray of Catlettsburg and Henry Ray of Apoka, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bert Wills of Goodrich, TX, and Mrs. Louise McClellland of Catlettsburg; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Apr 24, 1985

BLYTHE, Willie O.
1903-1985
Funeral services for Willie O. Blythe, 81, Martha, were conducted Apr 9 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Emmett Barker and Buck West. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Blythe died Apr 7 in Pickering, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Blythe was born Jul 3, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Newton H. and Vinnie Hensley Blythe. He was a member of Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 sons, O. E. "Buck" Blythe of Gahanna, OH, Bob Blythe and Jim Blythe, both of Pataskala, OH, Billy Blythe of Westerville, OH and Paul Blythe of Pickerington; 3 daughters, Esta Marie Keeton and Janie Keeton both of Red Bush and Phyllis Fraley of Reynoldsburg, OH, 2 brothers, Samuel Blythe of Martha and Virgil Blythe of Denver, CO, a sister, Hazel Edwards of Sandy Hook and 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1985

CAPERTON, Eugene
1926-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Eugene Caperton, 59, Hartford City, IN, were conducted Apr 1 in Hartford City with burial there. Mr. Caperton died Mar 3 in Skokie, IL. Mr. Caperton was born Jan 27, 1926 in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen G. Caperton, 2 sons, Brent Caperton of Baroda, MI and Cap. Keith Caperton of Cherry Point, NC, a daughter, Miss Jane Caperton of Indianapolis and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 10,1 985

CASTLE, James Calvin
1929-1985
Funeral services for James Calvin Castle, 55, of Wayne, WV, were conducted Apr 2 at Salem United Baptist Church by the Rev. Norman Adkins, the Rev. George Gilkerson and the Rev. Willard Robertson. Mr. Castle died Mar 31 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born Oct 15, 1929, in Wayne County, a son of Maymie Castle of Louisa and the late Hubert Castle. He was owner of Varney's Hardware Store in Wayne, a member and deacon of Salem United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Betty Varney Castle, one daughter, Sandra Jo Smith of Philadelphia, Pa, 1 son, James E. Castle of route 1, Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Howard Castle and Hubert Castle, Jr. both of route 1, Fort Gay and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

CHAPMAN, June S.
Funeral services for Mrs. June S. Chapman, 89, Huntington, former employee of The Big Sandy News, were conducted Mar 28 in Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Burial Park. Mrs. Chapman died Mar 25 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, and was a retired Kentucky Welfare  Department employee. She was the widow of William C. Chapman. Survivors include 2 grandchildren, Paul M. and Pat B. Kilgore, both of Huntington and a sister, Mrs. Andy Kitchen of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

EDWARDS, Lula (Moore)
1898-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Moore Edwards, 87, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Apr 22 at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes and the Rev. Sparks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died Apr 18 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Edwards was born Mar 22, 1898, at Charley, KY, a daughter of H. K. and Deliah Jordan Moore. Surviving are her husband, Allie Edwards, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Scott of Reynoldsburg, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Short of Louisa and Mrs. Lilly Thornhill of Urbana, OH, 2 brothers, Jay Moore of Woodstock, OH and Kay Moore of Columbus, OH, a grand daughter and 3 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

EVANS, Daisy (Childers-Jacobs)
1891-1985
Funeral services for Richardson native Mrs. Daisy Evans, 93, Wurtland, were conducted last week. Mrs. Evans died Apr 16 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Evans was born Aug 18, 1891, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Russell and Cordelia Castle Childers. Her first husband, Aaron Jacobs, died in 1923, and her second husband, Mitchell Evans died in 1963. She moved to Wurtland in 1912 from Richardson, and was a member of Richardson First Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 sons, Lindsey Jacobs of Ironton, OH, Estill Jacobs of Warren, MI, Orvil Jacobs of Wurtland, Charles Jacobs of Springlake, MI, and John Evans of Flatwoods; 4 daughters, Hattie Pasley of Ironton, Mary Jane Jacobs of Wurtland, Rhoda Robinette of Greenfield, OH and Marjorie Chadwell of Cincinnati; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

FUGETT, Scisco
1921-1985
Funeral services for Scisco Fugett, 64, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Apr 20 at the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Mr. Fugett died Apr 17 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Fugett was born Apr 8, 1921 at Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Harvey and Tennie May Fugett. He was a self-employed mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Carter Fugett, 2 daughters, Mrs. John Griffith of Waldorf, MD, and Mrs. Charlie M. Fannin, stationed with the Army in Germany; 4 sisters, Mrs. Margie Wellman and Mrs. Virgie Nolan, both of Louisa, Mrs. Maude Pool of Akron, OH and Mrs. Okie Thompson of Henderson, WV; 2 brothers, Millard Fugett of Louisa and Jack Fugett of Virginia and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

GREENE, Zora
1899-1985
Funeral services for Blaine native, Miss Zora Greene, 86, Ironton, were conducted Apr 13 in Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods by Rev. Jim McKenzie. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine. Miss Greene died Apr 10 in Jo-Lin Health Center following an extended illness. Miss Greene was born Mar 9, 1899 at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Paris and Lucinda Lyon Greene. She was a retired retail sales clerk and a member of First Guyandote Baptist Church. She had been a former Huntington resident. Surviving is a brother, Herbert Greene of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

HINKLE, Ervin
1924-1985
Funeral services for Ervin "Pete" Hinkle, 60, of route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 21 at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hinkle died in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Hinkle was born Dec 11, 1924, at Louisa, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Childers Hinkle of Louisa and the late William Hinkle. He was a farmer. Surviving in addition to his mother are 5 sons: James E. Hinkle, North Carolina, Melvin Hinkle, route 1, Louisa, Ervin Hinkle, Jr., Murvin Hinkle and Curvin Hinkle all of Frazeysburg, OH; a brother: Billy Joe Hinkle, route 1, Louisa; a stepson and a stepdaughter; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

HOLBROOK, Jack
1936-1985
Funeral services for Jack Holbrook, 48, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 21 at the East Fork Methodist Church by the Rev. John Dean and the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Holbrook died Apr 18 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Holbrook was born Sep 6, 1936 at Logan, WV, a son of Mrs. Ruby Smith Holbrook, route 4, Louisa and the late Woodrow J. Holbrook. He was a brick layer with Armco Steel Corp, member of the Grayson Methodist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Cooper Holbrook, a daughter, Katheryn Smith of Rush, KY, 2 sons, Baron Holbrook of Louisa, and Steven Holbrook of Geneva, OH, a stepdaughter, Christina Ruckel, at home, 2 stepsons, Christopher and Clayton Ruckel, both at home, 2 sisters, Janet McCormick, route 4, Louisa and Mrs. Romona Williams, route 4, Louisa, 1 brother, Allen Holbrook, Rush, KY and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

HULETT, Walter
1904-1985
Funeral services for former Buchanan merchant Walter D. Hulett, 80, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Apr 13 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. Jeff Lambert with burial in Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Hulett died Apr 10 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hulett was born Nov 24, 1904, at Buchanan, a son of the late Frank and Etta Bocook Hulett. He was owner of the former Hulett's Service Station in Catlettsburg, and currently owned and operated a service station at Burnaugh. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a former director fo the Production Credit Association and a member of Kavanaugh Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charlett Fannin Hulett, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Catherine Sterling and Mrs. Etta Lee Stevens, both of Ashland, a brother, Bert Hulett of Burnaugh, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kirk of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

JORDON, Mary (Miles)
1895-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jordon, 90, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 27 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard with burial in Jordon Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Jordan died Mar 25 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Jordon was born Feb 12, 1895, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Christopher C. and Sarah Jan Young Miles. Her husband, Conley Jordon, died in 1980. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Polly Jordan and Mrs. Edith Young, both of Fort Gay, a son, James C. Jordon of Fort Gay, 30 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

MARCUM, Grover
1932-1985
Funeral services for Grover Cleveland Marcum, 53, Glenhayes, WV, were conducted Apr 5 in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Marcum Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Apr 2 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was a Norfolk and Western Railway machine operator. Mr. Marcum was born Sep 18, 1932, at Louisa, a son of the late John H. and Flara Short Marcum. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joann Branham Marcum, 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter t. Perry of Louisa and Mrs. Brent Pack of Glenhayes, 3 sons, Grover C. Marcum, Jr. of Rockhouse, Bobby L. Marcum of Glenhayes, and James D. Marcum of Fort Gay, WV, a sister, Mrs. Gladys Volls of Louisa, 6 brothers, Leroy Marcum of Louisa, James C. Marcum of Indianapolis, IN, Paul Junior Marcum and Ray Marcum both of Nederland, TX and Clifford Marcum of Ridgeville, GA, a half brother, Henry Marcum of Columbus, and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1985

MARTIN, Clara L. "Renie" (Stewart)
1934-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara L. "Renie" Martin, 50, of Huntington, were conducted Apr 2 at Chapman's Mortuary by the Rev. Greene Kitchen. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Martin died Mar 30. She was born Apr 20, 1934, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sam S. Stewart and Madge M. Kitchen Stewart. She was an employee of Cabell Huntington Hospital, and a member of Local Union 1199. She was a member of the Staunton Street Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman P. Martin, on Oct 3, 1982 and by a sister, Eva Lusher. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter in law, Roger and Debbie Martin of Huntington and Danny Martin of Newark, OH, 4 sisters, Chlora Mae Evans and Juanita Sexton, both of Florida, Carolyn Nelson of Michigan and Sylvia Lafon of Huntington; 1 brother, Don Stewart of Florida, 1 granddaughter, Diane Martin of Texas, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

MCCLOUD, Kenneth
1923-1985
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Kenneth McCloud, 62, Rittman, OH were conduced Wednesday, Apr 17 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. McCloud died Apr 13 in Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Wadsworth, OH. Mr. McCloud was born Jan 27, 1923 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Albert and Nona Bartram McCloud. He was a World War II veteran and an employee of the Boise-Cascade Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madge Watts McCloud, 2 daughters, Mrs. Cindy Raines of Rittman and Mrs. Carolyn Ferguson of Wadsworth, a son, Terry McCloud of Louisa,  2 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Dean of Fort Gay and Mrs. Maxine Smith of Dayton, OH, and a brother, Kelsey McCloud of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

MCCLURE, Ray
1906-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native and Ashland restaurateur C. Ray (Big Daddy) McClure, 78, were conducted Mar 31 in Rose Hill Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. McClure died Mar 28 in Jolin Health Center in Ironton following an extended illness. He founded McClure's Restaurant in Ashland. Mr. McClure was born Oct 27, 1906, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late F.C. and Cora Parks McClure. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy DeRossette McClure, a son, Ray McClure, Jr., of Ashland, 2 sisters, Esteline Bogie of Covington and Frances Kurlas of Florence, 2 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

MUSIC, Rebecca (Daniel)
1914-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Music, 71, Ulysses, were conducted Apr 4 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Londis Meek and Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Mrs. Music died Arp 2 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Music was born Mar 5, 1914 at Nippa, a daughter of the late Scott J. and Mary Ann Castle Daniel. Her husband, Richard Music, died in 1977. Surviving are 5 daughters, Bonnie King of Nippa, Charlotte Dixon of Tampa, FL, Barbara Nunn of Akron, OH, Vertie Dean of Independence, OH and Mary Castle of Ulysses; 4 sons, Ralphael Music of Ulysses, Richard S. Music, of Oceana, WV, Denver L. Music of Fort Campbell and Paul D. Music of Parma, OH; a brother, Epperson Daniel of St. Petersburg, FL; 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1985

O'BRYAN, John Keler
1935-1985
Funeral services for John Keler O'Bryan, 50, Blaine, were conducted Apr 15 in Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jay Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. O'Bryan died Apr 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a lengthy illness. He was a Lawrence County school bus driver. Mr. O'Bryan was born Mar 5, 1935, at Wilbur, KY, the son of Dixie Thompson O'Bryan and the late John J. O'Bryan. Surviving are his wife, Vada Fannin O'Bryan, of Blaine, 2 daughters, Mrs. Debra Dalton, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Lavonae Gail O'Bryan of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, John J. O'Bryan, Blaine, and Michael Lee O'Bryan, Columbus, OH, 1 brother, Everett O'Bryan and 1 sister, Virgie L. Hall, Columbus, OH and 6 grandchildren. Arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

PATRICK, Arlie
1905-1985
Funeral services for Arlie Patrick, 79, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Apr 4 in Moore's Chapel Church by ministers, Junior Bevins and Gallie Isaac, Sr. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery. Mr. Patrick died Apr 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Born Dec 10, 1905 in Louisa, he was a son of the late Frank and Julia Hickman Patrick. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Willie Rittenbury of Blaine and Mrs. Nolda Cox of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1985

PENNINGTON, William
Funeral services for William Pennington, 81, Fort Gay were conducted Apr 14 in the Church of God in Fort Gay. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. His wife, Ona Wells Pennington, died in 1980. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Nancy Burchett and Mrs. Sandra Green, both of West Jefferson, OH, 2 sons, Scott Harris of Brookville, FL and Don Hensley of Marion, OH, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

PERRY, G. Dale
1922-1985
Funeral services for G. Dale Perry, 62, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 31 in Fort Gay Church of Christ by ministers Bob Harper, Gerald Williams and Elmer Crozier. Burial was in Jones Cemetery at East Lynn. Mr. Perry died Mar 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Perry was born Dec 31, 1922 in East Lynn, WV, a son of the late Charlie and Nannie Blankenship Perry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie M. Burnett Perry, several sons and daughters, a stepson, 3 sisters, and a brother. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

PETERS, Noah B.
Funeral services for Noah B. Peters, 84, Fort Gay, will be Thursday at the Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in the Peters Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Peters died Apr 15 at the home of his son John Jarrett Peters, Huntington, after a long illness. Mr. Peters was a retired sign and signal painter for the Chessie System. He retired in 1963. He was born in Wayne County, WV, the son of the late Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Peters. He is survived by his wife, Sophia Philpott Peters, 5 sons, Noah B. Peters, Jr., Belleville, OH, Russell (Gene) Peters, Warner Robbins, GA, James L. Peters, Mansfield, OH, Clarence (Jack) Peters, Fallsburg and John Jarrett Peters, Huntington, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Inez Bartram, Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Millie Wells, Burlington, NC, Mrs. Bertha Raines, Fort Gay and 1 brother, Andrew J. Peters, Vero Beach, FL. Arrangements are by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

ROBERTS, Hugh
1918-1985
Funeral services for Hugh (Buttermilk) Roberts, 66, route 1, Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Apr 17 in Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Roberts died Apr 15 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts; 2 daughters: Mrs. Julie Crabtree, route 1, Louisa, and Jean Stewart, St. Petersburg, FL; a son: Hugh Roberts, Jr., route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Muriel McIntosh, Manchester, TN; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 17,1 985

ROBERTS, Kathleen
Funeral services for Miss Kathleen Roberts, 81, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Mar 30 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Humphrey. Burial was in the Roberts family cemetery. Miss Roberts, a retired teller from First National Bank of Louisa, died Mar 27. She was a member of Louisa First United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Sophia Roberts of Louisa and Mrs. T. W. O'Neal of Shelton, WA and a brother, H. H. Roberts of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

ROGERS, Elta L. (Houck)
1902-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Elta L. Rogers, 82, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Apr 1 in Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers, Buell Webb, Nelson Thompson and Roger Ross. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Rogers died Mar 28. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Lolene Steel of Webbville, Mrs. Lula of Texas, Mrs. Mabel Fyffe of Blaine and Mrs. Frances Thompson of Ohio; 2 sons, Arnold Rogers of Dayton and Herbert Rogers of Xenia, a sister, Mrs. Lula Woods of Webbville, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

SKEENS, Glen
1932-1985
Funeral services for Zelda native Glen Skeens, 52, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Apr 11 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Skeens Cemetery at Zelda. Mr. Skeens died Apr 9 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Skeens was born Apr 16, 1932 at Zelda, a son of the late Kenneth and Edith Woods Skeens. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Betty Jean Elliott of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Augustine Workman of Catlettsburg, and 2 nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1985

SPARKS, Della
1900-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Della May Sparks, 85, Martha, were conducted Mar 29 in Elizabeth Church at Martha by ministers, William R.  Baker, Albert Holbrook and Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Hay Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks was born Mar 23, 1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George Washington and Louviene Fraley Fyffe. Her husband, John Martin Sparks, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Arlena Gartin, Gladys Skaggs and Ada Sparks, all of Martha, 2 stepdaughter, Carrie Sparks and Gretta Sparks, both of Martha, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

STEELE, Edith (Albright)
1917-1985
Funeral services were conducted for Lawrence County native Edith Steele, 67, of Dayton, OH, who died Apr 1 following a brief illness. Mrs. Steele was born Jul 3, 1917 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Bill and Ella Albright. Her husband, Jay Steele, died in 1978. Survivor include a daughter, Mrs. Bob Robinson and a son, Earsel Steele both of Dayton, OH, 2 sisters, Marie McDowell of Louisa and Irene Thornsberry of route 4, Louisa, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1985

STURGILL, Mae (Preece)
1914-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Preece Sturgill, 71, of route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 22 at the Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Preece Memorial Garden at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Sturgill died Apr 20 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Sturgill was born Feb 11, 1914 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Henry G. and Ada Davis Preece. Her husband, Frank B. Sturgill, preceded her in death in 1984. She was the former owner of the Sturgill Furniture Store and a member of the Bethel United Baptist Church at Inez, KY. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Elaine Frazier and Mrs. Ilene Thompson, both of Louisa, 2 sons, Frank Sturgill of Flint, MI and Bill Sturgill of Ubly, MI, a sister, Mrs. Beth York, Louisa, 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

TUCKER, John Raymond
1952-1985
Funeral services for John Raymond Tucker, 33, route 1, Fort Gay were to be conducted Wednesday Apr 24 at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was to be in the Tucker Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Tucker was shot to death Apr 20 while on duty as a Fort Gay Police Officer. Mr. Tucker was born Apr 4, 1952 in Wadsworth, OH, son of the late James G. and Ethel Booth Tucker. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Parson Tucker to whom he was married 12 years; 2 daughters, Chrystal Lynn and Amanda K. both at home, 1 son, John E. Tucker  at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Gillman of Mesa, AZ, Mrs. Doris Damron of Pensacola, FL, Ms. Joann Tucker of Fort Gay, Mrs. Glenna Yurkvange, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mrs. Rhonda Dean of Indiana; 5 brothers, Forrest Tucker, Roger Tucker, Bernard Tucker, all of Silver Springs, MD, Glenn Tucker of Fort Gay, Tom Tucker of Wadsworth. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 24, 1985

VANHORN, Fred, Sr.
1884-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Fred VanHorn, Sr., 91, Upper Sandusky, OH, were conducted Mar 30 in Upper Sandusky with burial there. The former Grayson resident died Mar 28 in Upper Sandusky following an extended illness. Mr. VanHorn was born Feb 8, 1884, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Mary Frances Chaffin VanHorn. His wife, Doshia Adkins VanHorn, died earlier this year. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 3 sons, Fred VanHorn, Jr., Glen VanHorn and Walter VanHorn, all of Upper Sandusky; and a daughter, Ilene Adkins of Upper Sandusky. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

VANHORN, Ray
1914-1985
Funeral services for Ray VanHorn, 70, Fallsburg, were conducted Mar 30 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Compton Cemetery. Mr. VanHorn died Mar 26 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. VanHorn was born Aug 7, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Mary Short VanHorn. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen McGuire VanHorn, a son, R. G. VanHorn of Tampa, FL, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Peggy Johnson of Black Oak, AR, 3 sisters, Geneva Kelly of Brandon, FL, Florence Rice of Fallsburg and Lee Etta Lyons of Ashland, 2 brothers, Ben VanHorn of Leesburg, OH and Jay VanHorn of Hillsboro, OH, and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1985

WILLIAMS, Mabel ( Griffith)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mabel Williams, 63, Piketon, OH, were conducted Apr 18, with burial in Beaver Union Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Apr 16 in Pike Community Hospital. She was a former employee of Federal Glass and Timpkin Roller Bearing Company, Columbus. Born in Lawrence County, KY, she was the daughter of Sherman and Viola Boggs Griffith. Survivors include her husband, Fonzo Williams, 5 brothers, Carl Griffith of Grove City and Paul, Kenneth, Bob and Hoover Griffith, all of Columbus, and 4 sisters, Ava Rickey of Wheeling, WV, Georgia Pack of Grove City, and Billy Jean Hay and Edna Rickey both of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

YORK, Harold
Funeral services for Harold York, 61, were conducted Apr 7 in Holiday, FL with burial there. Mr. York of New Port Richey, FL  died Apr 7 in Biloxi, Miss. Born in West Virginia, Mr. York moved to Florida 5 years ago from Telford, PA. He was a purchasing agent for American Electronics in Lansdale, PA. He was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Dunedin,Garrett Wykoff Masonic Lodge 585, Lima, OH, Damascus Commandery 95, Plymouth Meeting, PA, and was a U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, 4 sons, Harold of Ridgeway, VA, Ronald of Biloxi, Miss, Larry of Hatfield, PA, and David of Telford; 4 daughters, Kay Foulke of LaPort, TX, Jean Yiengst of New Oxford, PA, Densie Maust of Flagstaff, AZ and Judy Brodgen of Doylestown, PA, his mother, Georgia York of Louisa, 2 brothers, 9 sisters, 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

YOUNG, Billy Joe
1934-1985
Funeral services for Billy Joe Young, 50, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Apr 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Young Cemetery. Mr. Young died Apr 18 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Young was born Dec 29, 1934, at McDowell, KY, a son of Mrs. Goldie Fugett Young York of Louisa and the late Alfred Young. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Angie Rebecca Justice Young, 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Christine Adams and Mrs. Connie Ann Steinmetz, both of Columbus, OH, 6 sons, Wilburn Young, Donald Joe Young, James Edward Young, Jeffery Young, John David Young and Anthony Scott Young, all of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Vance of Louisa, Mrs. Roberta Raybuck of Mentor, OH and Mrs. Christine Skiva of Chardon, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

YOUNG, Emily (Wallace)
1910-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Wallace Young, 74, of Louisa will be conducted Wednesday, (April 24) at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev Charles Bertrand.  Burial is to be in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Young died April 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Young was born April 23, 1910 at Louisa, daughter of the late Laban E. and Roxie Bradley Wallace. She was a former school teacher, and city clerk in Louisa. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 50 years, Daughters of the American Revolution Louisa Chapter and O.E.S Louisa Chapter. Her husband, L. Bryon Young, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are one daughter Ruth Young Colvin of Pikeville, two sons, Major James B. Young, U.S. Air Force in Fla., Laban E. Young of Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Dove Chaffin of Louisa, Mrs. Verle Lycan of Lebanon, O.; four brothers, Tom Wallace and Elwood Wallace both of Cincinnati, O., Laban E. Wallace Jr and Virgil C. Wallace both of Louisa; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1985

 

 

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ARMSTRONG, Dr. Smith
A former music teacher in the Lawrence County school system during the 1950's died May 20 at his residence in Lexington. Funeral services for Dr. Smith Armstrong, III, 55, were to be conducted at 3 p.m. May 22 in Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. Armstrong, an associate professor in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, had worked full time in the College of Dentistry since 1979 and part time from 1968 to 1979. During his career in dentistry, he presented programs on preventive dentistry at various elementary schools and served as a member of the executive board of the Bluegrass Dental Society and president of the Kentucky Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics and other professional organizations. Dr. Armstrong's first career was in music. He had taught music in Lawrence County and Montgomery County, MD schools in the 1950's and 1960's. At one time in the 1950's,w as an assistant band director at the University of Maryland. His interest in music continued, and in recent years he had served as a baritone soloist for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Armstrong also was a member of the Central Kentucky Concert Band and the band's board of directors and a former member of the board of directors of the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony  Orchestra and a former member of the Lexington Singers.

"I don't think it would be overstating the case to say that this area has lost one of its most beautiful voices, both as a man and as a singer," Lexington Philharmonic conductor George Zack said. "He had to give up singing because of his health, but I don't think he missed a concert and he was a patron of the Philharmonic."

Dr. Armstrong, a native of Ashland, received a bachelor's degree in music for Marshall University in Huntington, WV, in 1951 and a master's degree in education, with an emphasis in music, from the University of Maryland, at College Park in 1958. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1968. A member of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, he had been choir director and a deacon elder at the church. Dr. Armstrong is survived by his wife, Naomi Scholl Armstrong, a daughter, Anne Meredith Armstrong and a son, Theodore Scott Armstrong. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

ARTRIP, Edward
1888-1985
Funeral services for Edward Artrip, 96, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 28 in Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Artrip died Apr 25 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was born Nov 26, 1888 at Glenhayes, WV, son of the late William D. and Stacy Webb Artrip. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Salmons, route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Mary F. Fields of Mansfield, OH, 3 sons, Ruben Artrip and Lucian Artrip, both of route 2, Fort Gay and Charles Artrip of Brunswick, OH, 1 sister, Myrtle Hitchcock of Orlando, FL 1 brother, Martin B. Artrip of Fort Gay, 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

BALL, Robert
1911-1985
Funeral services for Robert Ball, 76, route 3, Louisa, were conducted May 11 in Mattie Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ball died May 8 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. Mr. Ball was born Mar 7, 1911, at Mattie, KY, a son of the late Attison and Mary Fraley Ball. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 F & AM at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roberta M. Ball, 2 daughters: Mrs. Deloris Ann Tackett, Mentor, OH and Mrs. Mary Jean Woodward, Louisville, KY; a brother: Burns Ball, Ashland, KY; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

BURKE, Effie Afton (Holbrook)
1887-1985
Funeral services for Glenwood native Mrs. Effie Afton Holbrook Burke, 97, Ashland, were conducted May 10 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ross Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Burke died May 8 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Burke was born Dec 19, 1887, at Glenwood, KY, a daughter of the late Taylor and Nettie Reeves Holbrook. Her husband, James Monroe Burke died in 1962. Surviving are 3 daughters, Nettie Marie Powers of Ashland, Nora Lee Fannin of Rush and Amba Lorraine Hay of Sandy Hook, a son, James Harold Burke of Westwood, a sister, Herma Clay of Ashland, a brother, Lawrence Holbrook of Ashland, 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and 26 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

CYRUS, Hilda A. (McIntire)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda A. Cyrus, 73, Allegan, MI were conducted May 16 in Gordon Funeral Residence with burial in Hudson Corners Cemetery. Mrs. Cyrus died May 13 in Allegan General Hospital. Mrs. Cyrus was born Apr 29,1 912 in Marietta, OH, the daughter of E. F. and Anna McIntire. She had been employed at the Allegan County Clerk's office and Lawson's Drug, was a member of the O. E. S. June Chapter 343. Surviving are 3 children, James M. Cyrus and Mrs. Burnell (Anna) Sell both of Allegan and Ms. Laura J. Mosher of Gobles; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Arthur McIntire of Monticello, MN, and Jack McIntire of Fairfield, IA, and Mrs. Newman (Laura) Marcum, Jr. of Louisa, 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al B. Cyrus in 1967. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

DIAMOND, Hattie (Sparks)
1898-1985
Funeral services for Hattie Diamond, 87, of Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Wednesday, May 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac, with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington. Mrs. Diamond died Sunday Apr 28 in Community Hospital in Springfield, OH. She was born Jan 27, 1898 at Route 3, Louisa, the daughter of the late Hugh S. Sparks and Virginia Chaffin Sparks. Her husband, Covington Diamond died in 1972. Surviving are 2 sons: Emmett Diamond, Star route, Louisa and Harold Diamond, Louisville, KY, 2 sisters: Mrs. James T. Slater, South Williamson, KY, Mrs. Martha Reuss, Springfield, OH, a brother: George Sparks, Scarbro, WV; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

DIXON, Eva (Hayes)
1893-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Eva Dixon, 92, Urbana, OH, were conducted May 28 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Dixon died May 25 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Dixon was born Mar 10, 1893 at Charley, a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah Daniels Hayes. Her husband, South Dixon, died in 1958, also preceded in death by 3 children, North H. Dixon, Ruth Marie Preston an Pearlleen Berry. Surviving are 2 sons: George Hayes Dixon and James Walter Dixon both of Urbana; 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, collaborated in uniting the Hayes Family History of Lawrence County and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Collins in 1984. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon lived on Georges Creek until the 1930's when they moved to Ohio. They returned in 1949 and helped to establish the Fine Arts Shop with their daughter, Pearlleen Berry. Mrs. Dixon retired in 1971 and resided with her daughter.. Big Sandy News, May 29,1 985

FYFFE, Claude
1909-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence County Circuit Clerk Claude Fyffe, 75, Ashland, were conducted May 10 in Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Michael Rice. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Fyffe died May 7 at the residence. Mr. Fyffe was born Jun 21, 1909, at Isonville, a son of the late L. D. and Della Holbrook Fyffe. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Inc., a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Trinity Methodist Church at Maysville, and was former Circuit Court Clerk of Lawrence County from 1940 to 1952. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Morris Fyffe, a son, Col. Carroll M. Fyffe of Fort Richie, MD, a brother, L. H. Fyffe of Grove City, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

GILLILAND, Crilda (Thompson)
1921-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Crilda Gilliland, 56, Mechanicsburg, OH were conducted Apr 29 in Springfield, OH, with burial there. Mrs. Gilliland died Apr 25 in Dayton, OH hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Gilliland was born Jun 4, 1921, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Asbury and Virginia Mae Pack Thompson. Her husband, Roy Gilliland, died in 1967. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth West, with whom she resided, and Ms. Mattie Lee Davis of Columbus, OH, a son, Russell J. Estep of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Griffith of Blaine, and Mrs. Maxine Pack of Marysville, OH, 4 brothers, Bert Thompson of Urbana, OH, Oschel Thompson of Columbus, Cecil Thompson of Ohio and Shelton Thompson of Springfield, OH; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

GRIFFITH, Henry
1889-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Henry Griffith, 95, of Prestonsburg, were conducted May 9, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel by minister Bennie Blankenship with burial in Winfield Edwards Cemetery at Blaine, KY. Mr. Griffith died May 7 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Griffith was born Oct 14, 1889, at Blaine, son of the late Reuben and Susan Johnson Griffith. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Bessie Edwards died in 1964. Survivors include 1 son, Elmer Griffith of Carlisle, OH, 2 daughters, Betty Ward of Prestonsburg and Margorie Ramey of Proctorville, OH, 2 half brothers, John Griffith of Louisa, Reuben Griffith of Ohio, 2 half sisters, Tora Stevens and Edna Stone both of Louisa, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

HODGES, Sue (Ferguson)
1902-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Sue Ferguson Hodges, 82, were conducted February 8 in Columbus, OH with burial there. Mrs. Hodges was born Jul 7, 1902, in Fort Gay. She was the widow of the late Lindsay G. Ferguson and was a member of the Louisa, Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Asa E. Hodges. Survivors include 1 daughter, Pat Siegfried, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2  grandsons, David VanMeter, Columbus and Douglas  Siegfried, Anaheim, CA; 3 sisters, Eileene Peck, Columbus, Carolyn Diamond, Kenova and Madge Whitman, Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

LESTER, Albert
1917-1985
Funeral services for former Buchanan grocer Albert L. (Ab) Lester, 67, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday May 8 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Elmer Moore. Burial was to be in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Lester died at 4:30 a.m. May 6 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Lester was born Jun 2, 1917, a son of the late Albert and Belva McKnight Lester. He was former owner and operator of Lester's Grocery, a member of Catlettsburg Elks, American Legion 93 of Kenova, and V.F.W. 8429 of Ceredo. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Moore Lester, a son, Larry Lester of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Maetta Wamsley of Ashland and Mrs. Magell Hart of San Francisco, CA and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1985

MARCUM, Earl
1908-1985
Funeral services for Earl Marcum, 76, Louisa, were conducted Apr 21 in Friendship United Baptist Church, by Rev. John Goble, Sterling Marcum, and Brumley Marcum. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Apr 18 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. He was a member of the Friendship United Baptist Church. Born in Martin County, Dec 27, 1908, he was a son of Henry B. Marcum and Nancy E. Marcum. He was a retired railroad worker. Surviving are his wife, Lorna Marcum, Louisa, 4 sons, Bernard Marcum, Blaine, Joseph Marcum, Fallsburg, KY, and Wade and Tony Marcum, Louisa, 4 daughters, Bernice Maynard and Carol Maynard, Columbus, OH, Lillian Endicott and Gale Whitt, Louisa, 2 brothers, John Marcum, Louisa and Seeman Marcum, Oceana, WV, 2 step brothers, Jessie and Allen Burke, Louisa, 2 sisters, Rebecca Triplett, Fallsburg and Norma Hammond, Louisa, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

MCGEE, Theda (See)
1922-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Theda See McGee, 63, of Amanda Furnace Drive, Ashland, were conducted May 7 in John Steen Funeral Home by ministers, Bill Messer and Scott Kilgore with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. McGee died May 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. McGee was born Apr 8, 1922 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Adin T. and Susan DeBord See. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ashland. Surviving are a son, Stephen E. McGee, of Marietta, GA, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Yancy, Jr., of Ashland, 3 brothers, Howard A. See and Elbert R. See, both of Louisa, and Garred G. See of Lexington, 2 sisters, Mrs. James V. Marcum of Ashland and Mrs. Mitchell Preston of High Springs, FL and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1985

MULLETT, Ada (Johnson)
1901-1985
Funeral services for Ada Johnson Mullett, 83, of Grey Eagle, WV, were conducted last week. Mrs. Mullett died May 15 in Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born Sep 1, 1901, in Inez, daughter of the late Henry and Edith Bowen Johnson. She was a member of the East Kermit Church of God, preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mullett and 2 children. Survivors include 1 daughter, Lillian Bowen of Grey Eagle, 5 sons, Charles Mullett, Jr., Willis Mullett, Donald Mullett, all of Ohio, Edward Mullett of Florida and Calvin Mullett of Kentucky, 2 stepdaughters, Chestlee Newsome of Lenore and Gertrude Mullett of Huntington, 2 stepsons, Elmer Mullett and Elbert Mullett of Ohio; 5 sisters, Merle Bowen and Lydie Bowen of Kentucky, Marybelle Maynard and Nora McKenzie of Ohio and Leatha Ratliff of Fort Gay; 29 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

 

MURPHY, Paul, Sr.
1910-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Paul Murphy, Sr., 75, Grayson, were conducted May 6 in Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson with burial in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Murphy was born Jan 8,1 910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alex and Eliza Jane Griffith Murphy. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Allen Murphy, 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Shepherd of Grayson and Miss Goldie Murphy of Louisville, a son, Paul Murphy, Jr. of Grayson, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8,1985

NEAL, Charles A.
1912-1985
Funeral services for Charles A. Neal, 72, of Pennsylvania were conducted May 13 in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home by minister John F. Campbell, burial was in the Mount Hope, Pennsylvania Cemetery. He retired in 1974 from Aetna-Standard Engineering Co., where he worked for 22 years as a stock clerk. Born in Dennis, KY, Jun 21, 1912, he was a son of the late James and Hattie Neal. He was married Oct 3, 1941, to the former Valeria Fenechi, who survives. Mr. Neal was a social member of the Sons of Italy Lodge 608 and a founder of the Elwood City Auxiliary Police, serving as a lieutenant. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II from Sep 22, 1942 to Mar 12, 1947. He was a technical sergeant. Besides his widow, he leaves brother, James Neal of Ashland, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lincoln (Charlene) Kitchen of Louisa and Mrs. Imogene Wilson of Webbville. A sister, Mrs. Irene Bishop, preceded him in death. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

PERRY, Lewis O.
1909-1985
Funeral services for Webbville native Lewis O. (Jack) Perry, 75, Ashland were conducted May 20 in Young Funeral Home by ministers Benny Grizzle and Ernest Bush with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Perry died May 17 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Perry was born Jun 13, 1909, in Webbville, a son of the late Lewis Oliver and Elizabeth Sexton Perry. He was a retired farmer and Church of God minister. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Perry, 2 daughters, Mrs. Gloria Jean Webb and Mrs. Ruth Richardson, both of Ashland, 5 sons, Ray W. Perry of Flatwoods, Herbert Perry of Grove City, OH, Robert Perry of Mount Sterling, OH, William Perry of Yukon, OK, and Randolph Perry of Fort Walton Beach, FL, 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

ROBERTSON, Floyd
1907-1985
Funeral services for Floyd Robertson, 77, Louisa, were conducted May 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Robertson died May 13 at the residence following a long illness. Mr. Robertson was born Aug 28, 1907 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Freelin and Fannie Robertson. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Spears Robertson, 4 daughters, Mrs. Betty Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Sam Laney and Mrs. Cecil Bush, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Gary Blair of Ashland, 3 sons, Jack Robertson and  Floyd Robertson, Jr., both of Louisa, and Tommy Robertson of Phoenix, AZ, 4 sisters, Mrs. Alice Thompson, Mrs. Blanche Akers, Mrs. Julie Jackson and Mrs. Thursie Robertson, all of Fort Gay, 3 brothers, the Rev. Willard Robertson of Prichard, WV, James Robertson and Bill Robertson, both of Fort Gay, 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

ROBINETT, William
1925-1985
Funeral services for William Robinett, 60, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Apr 27 in Chapman Methodist Church with burial in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Mr. Robinett died Apr 23 in Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Robinett was born Feb 27, 195 at Elkhorn City, a son of Mont Robinett of Salyersville and the late Mary Parker Robinett. He was a disabled Chessie System employee. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Chapman Robinett, 2 daughters, Mrs. Linda Hardin of Louisa and Miss Brenda Lou Robinett, at home, 3 sons, Roger Robinett of Louisa, Michael Robinett of Clearwater, FL and Keath Robinett at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charlene Hacker of Louisa and Mrs. Imogene Chapman of New Buffalo, MI and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

SANGER, Delores (Tackett)
1928-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Delores Tackett Sanger, 56, of Columbus, GA, were conducted May 10 at 10 a.m. at Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home with burial in Fort Benning Cemetery in Georgia. Mrs. Sanger died May 7 in Martain Army Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Fort Benning Chapter 278 Order of Eastern Star and the Love Cup Association. She was employed at Baker Elementary School in Columbus. She was born Nov 24, 1928 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Ed and Josie Roark Tackett. Surviving are her husband, George Sanger, a daughter, Miss Patricia Sanger, a son, Gary Sanger, both of Columbus, GA, a sister, Mrs. Doretha Lambert of Wurtland, 6 brothers, Tillman Tackett, of Hayes, KS, Howard Tackett of Sebring, FL, Paul Tackett of Glen Falls, NY, John Tackett of Catlettsburg, and Hager and Jack Tackett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

SHIELDS, Lydia Freda (Swetnam)
1904-1985
Funeral services were conducted May 16 by the Rev. Lowell Rice at the Richardson and Hunt Funeral Home in Owingsville, KY for Lydia Freda Swetnam Shields, 80, with burial in an Owingsville Cemetery. Mrs. Shields was born at Wilbur, KY, Aug 5, 1904, daughter of the late George C. and Madge Carter Swetnam. She died May 14 after a long illness. She was a school teacher in Lawrence County in the early 1920's but resided in Owingsville, KY since 1925. Her husband, Oscar Shields, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Tom Shields of Owingsville, a grandson, Ben Shields and 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Swetnam Hayes of Zanesville, OH. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

STEELE, Mollie (Griffith)
1901-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Steele, 83, of Blaine, were conducted May 16 in the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Steele Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Steele died May13 at the residence of her son, Willie Steele, of Blaine. Mrs. Steele was born Dec 8,1 901, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Evan H. and Martha Steele Griffith. Her husband, Jethro Steele, died in 1975. Surviving in addition to her son, are a daughter, Audrey Hunley of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

TACKETT, Josie (Roark)
1896-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Mrs. Josie Tackett, 88, Wurtland, were conducted May 4 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Tackett died May 1 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Tackett was born Nov 29, 1896 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late John and Lydia Blair Roark. Her husband, Ed Tackett, died in 1967. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Deloris Sanger of Columbus, GA and Mrs. Doretha Lambert of Wurtland, 6 sons, Tillman Tackett of Hays, KS, John Tackett of Catlettsburg, Howard Tackett, Sebring, FL, Hager Tackett and Jack Tackett both of route 4, Louisa, Paul E. Tackett, Glen Falls, NY; a sister; Mrs. Dulcie Reynolds, Ashland, 29 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1985

TERRY, Charles V. (Buck)
1919-1985
Funeral services for Charles V. (Buck) Terry, 65, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Bertrand with burial in Terry Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Terry died May 6 at his residence, from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. Mr. Terry was born Nov 21, 1919 at Louisa, son of Luther J. Terry and Brilla Meek Terry of route 1, Louisa. He was a World War II veteran, retired teamaster, retired from Ford Brothers Company in Coal Grove, OH, and a former police officer. He is survived by his wife, Nellie V. Terry of route 1, Louisa, 2 daughters, Miss Lisa Lynn Terry of Huntington, Mrs. Carolyn Terry Davis, of route 1,Louisa, 1 son, Scott Terry of Huntington, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bonnie McInch and Mrs. Anna Lou Smith of Pontiac, MI, Mrs. Eloise Carter of Ashland, 1 brother, Robert Terry, route 1, Louisa, and 1 grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1985

TERRY, Robert
1924-1985
Funeral services for Robert Terry, 60, route 1, Louisa, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 22 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Terry Cemetery. Mr. Terry died May 19 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a heart attack. Mr. Terry was born Nov 18,1924, in Louisa, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Terry of Louisa. He was a retired employee of General Motors Corp. and a World War II veteran. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Iolla Lucille Lyon Terry, 2 sons, Dale L. Terry and Robert D. Terry both of Pontiac, MI and 3 sisters, Mrs. Eloise Carter of Ashland and Mrs. Bonnie IcInch and Mrs. Anna Lou Smith both of Pontiac, MI. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1985

THOMPSON, Joann (Sammons)
1940-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Joann Thompson, 44, Ashland, were conducted May 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems with burial in Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died May 24 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Thompson was born Jun 19, 1940, in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Goldie Allen Sammons of Louisa and the late Sam Sammons. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Stanley Thompson, a daughter, Marcia McClelland, Ashland, mother: Mrs. Goldia Sammons, Louisa, 3 sisters: Mrs. Joyce Cook and Mrs. Donnie Desparado, both of Hartville, OH, Mrs. Robin Hatton, Catlettsburg, KY; 2 brothers: Kenneth Sammons, and Rick Sammons both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1985

WHEELER, Helen (Fox)
1927-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Wheeler, 58, Blaine, were conducted Apr 27 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Boggs, Rev. Lenny Wheeler and Father Ralph W. Belting. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died Apr 25 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born Jan 3, 1927 in New York, NY, daughter of the late John and Emma Beers Fox. Her husband, Carl, died in 1976. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Jackie Delaney, Flushing, NY, Mrs. Judy Saul and Joan Marie Wheeler, both of Blaine, 4 sons, Roy D. McBride of Prestonsburg, George Karl Wheeler, Louisa, Michael James Wheeler, Norfolk, VA, and John Daniel Wheeler, Morehead, 2 stepsons, Carl Francis Wheeler and Ronald Thomas Wheeler both of Louisa and 11 grandchildren. Arrangements were by Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

WHEELER, Russell
1911-1985
Last rites for prominent Louisa businessman and conservationist Russell Wheeler, 73, were conducted Apr 27 in Louisa First Baptist Church by Rev. Leon Greer and Rev. Lee Gore. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler in business in the Louisa area more than 50 years, was founder and president of Wheeler and Clevenger Oil Co. He was former owner of the Moore and Wheeler Buick Agency and the Glenhayes Land Co. He was a member of Louisa First Baptist Church, a 52 year member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, a 50 year member of Louisa Chapter 95 Royal Arch Masons, and the first Lawrence Countian to received the Courier-Journal's Tom Wallace Farm Forestry Award. Mr. Wheeler was born Jun 22, 1911 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Charley and Bertha Robertson Wheeler. His wife, Blanche Hardin Wheeler, died in 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Wheeler Clevenger of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Irene Smith of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1985

WILLIAMS, Cratis
1911-1985
Ascending the humble background of rural Blaine through the ranks of education to become acting chancellor of Appalachian State University, Cratis Williams died Sunday in Boone, NC one day before receiving his fifth honorary degree. The 74 year old Lawrence county former teacher and principal was cremated, with burial in the family cemetery in Lawrence county. A memorial service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at APU. He was one of the foremost Appalachian folklorist-scholars in the county, known as "Mr. Appalachia because of being able to interpret the heritage of Appalachia." "Cratis Williams was real "mountain man" in every sense of the word," ASU Chancellor John Thomas said. "In his early years he lived the mountain life. In his later years he studied it."

Williams was to have received the doctor of humane letters degree from ASU for his contributions to the study and preservation of mountain culture. In recommending Williams for the honorary degree, Thomas said that what his work had "inspired in others is of inestimable value in giving the people of the mountains an identity and sense of roots." Williams began his career in education when he was 18. He taught in one-room schools in his home state of Kentucky, working for 8 years as a high school English teacher and principal. He joined the ASU faculty in 1942 and was dean of the graduate school--now named the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School-- from 1958 to 1975. He retired in 1976, after serving as acting ASU chancellor, but continued to work part-time as a special assistant to the chancellor and was writing a history of the university. Williams attended Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY, and received a bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph. D from New York University.

The first of his large family to attend high school Mr. Williams resided in Louisa with the Richard Wilson family, graduating from Louisa High School in 1928. In the 1930's he launched his career in the field of education teaching in the county system, to become principal at LHS. Several years ago he delivered the local high school commencement address. One of his books, "The Southern Mountaineer in Face and Fiction, " is considered the definitive work on Appalachian writing. In an interview in 1979, Williams told the Lexington Herald Leader he spent 8 years on the book, written as his doctoral dissertation. For Williams, the interest in Appalachia began as a child growing up in Eastern Kentucky. " I grew up near Blaine, near the Big Sandy valley, in a remote community, " Williams said in the interview. "My people were relatively untouched by the outside, and so I heard the old 18th century speech, folk tales and ballads."

His world broadened when his father took him to school in Louisa, A high school teacher encouraged him to learn the mountain ballads and collect them. Williams said he was the first person from his family to go to high school, prompting an article in the county paper when he graduated with honors. Although people tend to look down on Appalachian speech, Williams, who could still speak in the mountain dialect, warned in the 1979 interview that it wasn't polite to do so. "The most cruel thing you can do is to laugh at another's language, " he said.

Survivors include his wife, Libby, daughter, Sophia, who is graduating this month from nursing school in Boise, ID and a son, David who teaches at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1985

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JUNE

BARNETT, Hallie (Diamond-Bartley)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Hallie Barnett, 79, Ashland, were conducted Jun 24 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Amon Diamond with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Barnett died Jun 22 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Barnett was born Jun 23, 1905, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late James and Hallie Rowe Diamond. Her husband, Lafe Barnett died in 1966. She was a member of the Second Freewill Baptist Church of Ashland, Surviving are a son, James K. Bartley of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

BELCHER, Andrew
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Andrew Belcher, 73, were conducted Jun 2 in the First Church of the Nazarene in Princeton, WV with burial in Memorial Gardens there. Mr. Belcher died May 31 in a Princeton hospital following a brief illness. He was the son of the late  A. J. (Andy) Belcher, of route 5, Louisa. He was a retired miner for Allied Chemical Co., member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the U.M.W.A. in Princeton, residing in Princeton since 1957. Survivors include his wife, Flora Ratcliff Belcher of Princeton, 1 son, Everett Belcher of Baltimore, MD, 1 daughter, Cuzzie Mathina of Bluefield, WV, brothers, Joe Belcher of Havaco, WV, John Belcher of Huntington, Lawrence Belcher of Ballard, WV, sisters, Anna Lou Fitzpatrick of Hensley, WV, Brook Bobst and Bernice Lusk both of Columbus, Irene Lynch of Princeton, Theresa Ray of Huntington, Melda Burroughs of New Hampshire, Pauline Salmons and Alice Faye McManus both of Ironton and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

BELCHER, Grant
Funeral services for former Inez resident Grant Belcher, 78, Columbus, were conducted Jun 2 in Inez with burial in Fluty Lick Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Mr. Belcher died May 29 in a Columbus hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of Lawrence county native the late A. J. Belcher and was a deacon and member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Hall) Belcher of Columbus, 1 son, William Burgess Belcher of Columbus, a daughter, Darlene Sofo of Lexington, brothers, Andrew Belcher of Princeton, Joe Belcher of Havaco, WV, John E. Belcher of Huntington and Lawrence Belcher of Ballard, WV, sisters, , Anna Lou Fitzpatrick of Hensley, WV, Brook Bobst and Bernice Lusk both of Columbus, Irene Lynch of Princeton, Theresa Ray of Huntington, Melda Burroughs of New Hampshire, Pauline Salmons and Alice Faye McManus both of Ironton, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

BISHOP, Cornie
1913-1985
Funeral services for Cornie Bishop, 72, were conducted Wednesday Jun 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Mr. Bishop died Jun 9 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Bishop was born Apr 25, 1913 in Webbville, the son of Logan and Emma Young Bishop. His wife, Irene Neal Bishop died in 1964. He was a farmer. Survivors include a daughter: Mrs. Bob "Louise" Holbrook, Columbus, OH; a grandson, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

BUCHANNON, Freeman
1917-1985
Funeral services for Freeman Everett Buchannon, 67, of route 1, Radnor, were conducted Friday Jun 21, at Wilson Chapel Church at Fort Gay. Burial was in Workman Cemetery at route 1, Radnor. Mr. Buchannon died Tuesday Jun 18 at his home following a long illness. Mr. Buchannon was born sep 23, 1917, at Herndon, WV, a son of the late L. K. and Adelene Buchannon. There are no survivors.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

BUTLER, Charles Vernor
1913-1985
Funeral services for Charles Vernor Butler, 71, Grayson, were conducted May 29 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by ministers, Frank Davenport and Omar (Pokie) Miller. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mr. Butler died May 27 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born Aug 10, 1913 in Lawrence County, son of the late Sam and Emma Rice Butler and was retired from Rock Well International Corp. in Columbus as a mechanic. The veteran of World War II was a 32nd degree mason of the Jake Rice Lodge at Blaine. He is survived by his wife, Opal Boggs Butler, son Ralph Butler of Wabash, IN, stepsons, Ferrall Sturgill of Louisa, Merrill Sturgill of Columbus, OH, daughters, Phyllis May, Joan Stumbo of Grayson, Lala Jean Collier of Springfield, OH, a sister, Hazel Butler of Columbus, OH, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 5, 1985

CASTLE, Mary (Fluty)
1888-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Castle, 97, Inez, were conducted Jun 13 in Richmond-Calliham Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Castle died Jun 10 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. She was the widow of W. D. (Bill) Castle. Survivors include 5 daughters, Hester Ann Hall and Elsie New, both of Fort Gay, Blanche Stewart, and Jackie Horn, both of Columbus, OH, and Pauline Conn of Wheelersburg, and 2 sons, Richard H. Castle of Louisa and L. T. Castle of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

CHRISTIAN, Ivella (Cisco)
1923-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ivella Cisco Christian, 62, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jun 21 in Sloan Cemetery by Rev. Clyde Stevens. The former Ashland resident died Jun 18 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Christian was born May 18,1 923 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Raney and Polly Ann Adams Cisco. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James E. Christian, 3 daughters, Mrs. Roberta Allen of Kissimmee, FL, Mrs. Sue Ellen Gilley of Flatwoods and Mrs. Frances Goerlich of San Diego, CA; 4 sons, William Lee Christian of Melbourne, FL, Eddie Roger Christian of Louisa, James Paul Christian of Olive Hill and Randy K. Christian of St. Cloud, FL, 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Alexander and Mrs. Robert Stell both of Ashland, a brother, Jessie Cisco of Birmingham, AL, a half sister, Mrs. Martha Rowland of Flatwoods, a half brother, R. E. Franklin of Flatwoods, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

CLARK, Joe
1906-1985
Funeral services for Joe Clark, 79, of Lock Street, Louisa, were conducted Jul 14 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Clark died Jul 11 at his home following a heart attack. Mr. Clark was born apr 23, 1906 at Canterbury, WV, a son of the late Major and Alice Canterberry Clark. He was a retired employee of the Island Creek Coal Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Daniels Clark, a stepdaughter, Diane Coleman of Mesquite, TX, 2 stepsons, Sheridan Thompson of Mechanicsburg, OH and Darrell R. Daniels of Louisa, and 3 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17,1 985

CROZIER, Linda (Whitaker)
Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Whitaker Crozier, 34, of London, England, formerly of Somerset, were conducted Jun 23 in Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Somerset. Mrs. Crozier died Jun 15 in Harefield Hospital, Harefield, England, following a heart transplant. Mrs. Crozier gave birth to a baby May 18, a son Bradford Keith in Upper Hayford Hospital, Upper Hayford, RAF base in England. Shew as born in Somerset, a daughter of the late Edwin Whitaker and Geneva Taylor of Somerset. Mrs. Crozier was a graduate in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky. She was married in 1969 to Elmer L. Crozier, III, master sergeant in the U. S. Air Force. Additional survivors include another son, Edwin Corzier; 22 sisters, Mrs. Rita Walters of Somerset and Mrs. Connie Withers of Lexington; a brother, grandfather, Lum Whitaker of Somerset, father and mother in law, Elmer and Jewell Crozier of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

CURNUTTE, Florence (Allen)
1886-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Allen Curnutte, 99, Catlettsburg, native of Lawrence County, were conducted Jun 25 in Catlettsburg Cemetery by Rev. Elmo Sturgill. Mrs. Curnutte died Jun 22 in Jo-Lin Health Center in Ironton following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Curnutte was born Mar 30, 1886 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Stephen G. and Margaret French Curnutte. She was a retired secretary with the Ashland YWCA and a member of Catlettsburg First United Methodist Church and the Altrusa Lodge in Ashland. She was a member of Ashland Chapter 119 Order of Easter Star. While in O.E.S, she has held the positions of Past Worthy matron, Past Worthy Grand Matron, Past Grand Secretary and Past General Grand Chapter of Committee. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Fred E. Crossl of Ashland, and 3 nephews, G.W. Curnutte, Jr. and Robert L. Curnutte both of Ashland and Terry G. Curnutte of Casselberry, FL. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

CYRUS, John
Funeral services for Fort Gay native John Wesley Cyrus, 76, Ashland, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday Jun 26 in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne with burial in Cyrus Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died Jun 23 at the residence following a lengthy illness. He was a retired tool and die maker. Surviving are 3 daughters, Beulah Hall of Columbus, OH, Mabel Staley of Prichard, WV and Virginia Cyrus of Volga, KY, and a son, Johnny Cyrus of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

DEAN, Jay
Funeral services for Jay Forrest Dean, 58, route 2, Fort Gay, were Jun 6, at the Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, WV. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Dean died Jun 3 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was a retired barber. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Elsie Ferrell Dean of Manassas Park, VA, his wife, Mrs. Alberta Thompson Dean, 2 stepdaughters, Betty Hatfield of Fort Gay and Anita Young of Louisa and a stepson, Terry Lee Hatfield of Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

DIAMOND, Irene
1915-1985
Funeral services for Irene Diamond, 69, route 4, Louisa, are Wednesday, Jun 19 at 2 p.m. in the Savage Memorial Methodist Church, Fallsburg conducted by Rev. Buck Hogston and Rev. Dave McGranahan. Burial is to be in the Diamond Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Diamond died Monday Jun 17 at Humana Hospital Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Diamond was born Nov 7, 1915 at route 3, Louisa, daughter of George and Dove Adkins Diamond. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Hildra Sprouse, route 4, Louisa; Mrs. Dovie Wynn, Columbus, OH, a son: Harvey Diamond, Jonesboro, GA; 2 sisters: Mrs. Rebecca Jordan, Shelby, OH, Mrs. Mollie Bear, Cleveland, OH; 3 brothers: James O. Diamond, Columbus, George Diamond, Webbville, Kenneth Diamond, Columbus; 2 step brothers: Leo Crabtree, route 4, Louisa, Robert Crabtree, route 1, Webbville; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

DOWDEN, Jess
1914-1985
Funeral services for Jess Dowden, 70, Fort Gay, were to be conducted today, Jun 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Raymond Dennis. Burial was to be in the Bradley Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Mr. Dowden died Jun 23 at Humana Hospital, Louisa. He was born Aug 22, 1914 at Nolan, WV, son of the late Floyd Dowden and Demiah Marcum Dowden. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Dora Davis Dowden of Fort Gay; 1 son, Billy E. Dowden of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Davis of Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Florence Stepp of Fort Gay; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1985

EDWARDS, Hazel, (Blythe)
1918-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence countian, Mrs. Hazel Edwards, 67, route 1, Sandy Hook, were conducted Jun 12 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook with burial in Edwards family cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died Jun 9. Mrs. Edwards was born Jan 18, 1918, in Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of the late Newton Haskew and Etta Ramey Blythe. She was the widow of Ardith Edwards. She was a member of Wallow Hole Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Murial Kaut of Portsmouth, OH, Blanche Rose of Dayton, OH and Kathlene Applegate of Chillicothe, OH, 3 sons, Burl J. Edwards of Huntington, WV, Lowell T. Edwards of Portsmouth and John Edwards of Ironton, OH, 2 brothers, Samuel Blythe of Martha and Virgil Blythe of Denver; a sister, Louise Goble of Grayson, 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

HALE, Maude (Parsley)
1909-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Hale, 75, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jun 17 in Weaver Mortuary, Williamson, WV, with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Mayer, WV. Mrs. Hale died Jun 11 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hale was born Jun 17, 1909 at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Anderson and Millie Chaffin Parsley. She was the widow of Bennett Hale. She was a retired employee of Cox's Department Store. Surviving are a son, Charles Hale of Louisa, a step daughter, Mrs. Charlene Sprouse of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Clay of Annapolis, MD and Mrs. Merle Murphy of Brandon, FL, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

LEMASTER, Margarett (Denning)
Funeral services for Margarett Denning Lemaster, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Jun 18 in Brownstown, IL. Mrs. Lemaster died Friday Jun 14 in an automobile accident in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of Harry and Jo Denning of Brownstown, IL. Surviving are her husband, James T. Lemaster, route 2, Louisa, 1 son, Marvin Dale Lemaster of Kirksville, MO; 1 daughter, Pamela Mae Lemaster of Arcola, IL, 1 sister, and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

MOORE, Frank
1928-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Frank Moore, 57, Ashland were conducted Jun 7 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Rev. Michael Rice. Burial was in Moore Family Cemetery on Bear Creek. Mr. Moore died Jun 4 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born May 27, 1928, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Solomon and Easter Nunley Moore. He was a retired service manager for Griffith Motor Sales in Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Riggs Moore, 2 daughters, Sherry Lynn Clark and Terry Gwen Fowler, both of Ashland, and a son, Franklin Andrew Moore of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Chapman of South Point, OH, Mrs. Lucille McCoy of Oklahoma City, OK, and Mrs. Jess Tackett of Flatwoods, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

MURPHY, Clayton
1949-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence countian Clayton L. Murphy, 36, Columbus, were conducted Jun 13 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Murphy Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. He died Jun 8 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Murphy was born Feb 13, 1949, in Louisa, a son of Herman and Sarah Smith Murphy of Louisa. He was an employee of the Harry Wellnitz Concrete Block Co. at Columbus. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Sherry Murphy of California, 2 sons, Clayton L. Murphy, Jr., of Louisa and Clayton C. Murphy of California; 10 sisters, Alma Preston, Ruth Childers, Naomi Scott, Kathy Bryant, Lena Murphy and Peggy Bowen, all of Louisa, and Carrie Smith, Willa Deming, Herma Coons and Lois Chaffin, all of Columbus and 4 brothers, Robert Murphy of Catlettsburg, Roger Murphy of Louisa and Delbert Murphy and Charles Murphy both of Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

QUEEN, Arthur J.
1895-1986
Funeral services for past president of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau Arthur J. Queen, 90, were conducted Jun 17 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Jordan and Rev. Ronnie Graves. Burial was in Queen Cemetery. Mr. Queen died Jun 14 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a brief illness. Mr. Queen formerly operated Queen's Grocery in Glenwood. He was a member of the Willard Baptist Church and the Willard Masonic Lodge 626, Louisa Chapter of Eastern Star 292. He was a veteran of World War I and a Kentucky Colonel. He was born Feb 6, 1895 in Glenwood, a son of the late Walker Scott and Elizabeth Webb Queen. His wife, Ella Holbrook Queen, died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Reba) Reeves of route 4, Louisa, a son, Ray Queen of route 4, Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bert Smith, Fallsburg and Mrs. Myrtie Kitchen, Fallsburg, 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

ROBERTSON, Willie
1921-1985
Funeral services for Willie Robertson, 64, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted May 30 at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, route 1, Fort Gay. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Robertson died May 27 at Humana Hospital Louisa. He was born May 10, 1921 in Wayne County, son of the late Cal and Rebecca Robinson Robertson. He was a retired railroader, member of Oak Grove Methodist Church, member of AF & AM Vinson Lodge No. 66 of Fort Gay, member of Scottish Rite of Charleston and Shriners of Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Etta Webb Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, 5 daughters: Mrs. Ruth Ann Endicott, Genoa, WV, Mrs. willa Mae Crabtree, Fort Gay, Mrs. Maxine Brown, Huntington, Mrs. Linda Haynes, Ashland, Mrs. Patty Joe Robertson, Fort Gay; 4 sons: Willie Ray Robertson, Robert Robertson, Terry Robertson, all of Fort Gay and Charles Allen Robertson, Louisa; 15 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

SHANNON, Gladys (Childers)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Shannon, 80, route 2, Louisa, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 12 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Bowens. Burial was to be in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Shannon died Jun 9, 1985 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Shannon was born May 5, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Wallace and Lou Belcher Childers. Surviving are a daughter: Miss Laura Shannon, route 2, Louisa; 2 sons: Willis Wray Shannon and Billy Don Shannon both of route 2, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Ollie Shannon, Columbus, OH, Mrs. W. A. Hayes, McKee, KY, Mrs. Ira Ford, Wyandotte, MI; a brother: Don Childers, Covington, KY; 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

SMITH, Mayte (Massey)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mayte Smith, 80, Fort Gay, were Jun 6 at the Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery at Prichard. Mrs. Smith died Jun 4 in Humana Hospital, Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Apr 9, 1905, at Prichard, WV, a daughter of the late Fred and Martha Jane Massey. Her husband, Charles W. Smith died in 1960. Surviving are 2 sons, Phillip Smith of Fort Gay and Hershel Smith of Prichard; a brother, Homer Massey of Prichard, 4 half-sisters, Ms. Audrey Winchell of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Bertha Perry of Wadsworth, OH. and Mrs. Clotine Merideth and Mrs. Maxine Pelphrey, both of Smithville, OH; 4 half-brothers, Lloyd Massie and Fred Massie, Jr., both of Rittman, Charles Massie of Akron, OH and Burgess Massie of Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1985

WATTS, Stella
1890-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Watts, 94, of Fort Gay were conducted Friday, Jun 14 at Fort Gay Methodist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Michael Daniels. Burial was at Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Watts died Wednesday, Jun 12 at Humana Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Watts was born Dec 25, 1890, in Wayne County, WV. She was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Copley Webb and was the widow of William Watts. She was a member of Fort Gay Methodist Church. Surviving are 6 daughters: Mrs. Edith Brewer, Louisa; Miss Ruby Watts, at home, Mrs. Hazel Scott, Fort Gay, Mrs. Lois Hewlett, Louisa, Mrs. Madge McCloud, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Treva Short, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Sadie Christian, Kenova, WV; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1985

YORK, Bob
1898-1985
Funeral services for  Bob York, 87, of route 2, Louisa, were Friday Jun 14 at the Isaac Park Church in Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in York Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. York died Tuesday, Jun 11 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. York was born  Mar 3, 1898, at Walbridge, KY, a son of the late Ern and Seldia Laney York. His wife, Maggie  York, died in 1981. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Tiny Rittenberry and Mrs. Rethia Cantrell, both of Perry, OH, Mrs. Blanche Allen and Mrs. Marlene Caudill, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Betty Pavlovski of Chesterland, OH; 8 sons, James Cantrell and Bill York, both of Monroe, MI, Robert York, Taylor York, Larry York, and Les York, all of Louisa, Herman York of Geneva, OH and Steve York of Oberlin, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Martha Tabor of Willoughby, OH, Mrs. Mary Vance of East Lake, OH and Mrs. Minerva Parsons of Urbana, OH; 94 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren. and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 19, 1985

 

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BALDRIDGE, Onda
1924-1985
Funeral services for Onda Richard Baldridge, 60, Louisa, were conducted Jul 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in Wellman cemetery in Fort Gay. Mr. Baldridge died Jul 13 in Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington following a lengthy illness. Mr. Baldridge was born Sep 21, 1924 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Lon C. and Effie Mae Salmons Baldridge. He was a World War II veteran, a retired construction worker and a member of the Masons. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Louise Nunn of Rocky Gap, VA and Mrs. Eugenia Rassi of Wichita Falls, TX a son, Richard Baldridge, Bluefield, VA; 9 sisters: Mrs. Inez Perry, Ashland, Mrs. Zib Hanshaw, Fort Gay, Mrs. Hazel Robertson, Galenna, OH, Mrs. Edith Hanshaw, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Ferguson, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Vernia Whitt, Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Rita Burchett, Jackson, OH, Mrs. Jonita Correll, Louisa and Mrs. Angey Hammonds, Louisa, brothers: Shelby Fraley, Delbarton, WV; J. D. Fraley, Fort Gay, Leon Fraley, San Antonio, TX, Boyce Fraley, Plain City, OH; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

 

BAUGH, Thomas Ray
1942-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident Thomas Ray Baugh, 43, Hamilton, IN, were conducted Jun 24 in Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Eddy Cemetery, Butler, IN. Mr. Baugh died Jun 20 in Hamilton following a lengthy illness. He was born April 30, 1942 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Tom and Cora Newsom Baugh. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Gaff Baugh, 2 daughters, Sherry Lynn and Evelyn Baugh at home; 2 sons, James and Timothy Baugh at home, 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Hall, route 2, Catlettsburg, 4 brothers, William and George Baugh, both of route 2, Catlettsburg, Warren and Lonzo Baugh of Hamilton. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1985

BROOKS, Essie (McBrayer)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Essie McBrayer Brooks, 75, Canton, OH, were conducted Jul 1 in Rocky Fork Church, Otway, OH with burial there. Mrs. Brooks died Jun 29 in Canton following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Brooks was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Edward and Della McBrayer. Surviving are her husband, Lester Brooks, a daughter, Mrs. Elnora Rolla of Arizona, 4 sisters, Mrs. Tressie Hay Bond, her twin, an Mrs. Carrie Skaggs both of Louisa, Mrs. Beulah Fleming of Tarpin Springs, FL, and Mrs. Rosalie Monk of Wilmette, IL, a brother, James McBrayer of Martha, 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1985

COMPTON, Marie (Bradley)
1896-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Bradley Compton, 88, of Lady Washington Street, Louisa, were conducted at 11 a.m. Jul 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Compton died Jul 10 at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Compton was born Aug 19, 1896 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Frederick J. and Dove Burchett Bradley. She was a retired Lawrence County teacher. Surviving are her husband, Jay N. Compton, and a sister, Mrs. Alvas See of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

CORDLE, Ida (Bishop)
1927-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Marie Cordle, 57, Webbville, were conducted Jun 27 in Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Lawrence Cordle and Homer Evans and Buell Webb. Burial was in Cordle Cemetery at Blaine, KY. Mrs. Cordle died Jun 25 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Cordle was born Oct 15, 1927 at Blaine, a daughter of Mrs. Mollie Griffith Bishop of Plain City, OH and the late Paris Bishop. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Bishop and Mrs. Ruth Ann Griffith, both of Blaine, and Mrs. Beverly K. Campbell of West Jefferson, OH, 8 sons, Ron Cordle of Houston, TX, Harold G. Cordle, Ralph Cordle, John Cordle and Jesse Cordle, all of West Jefferson, Jack Cordle of Plain City, Darrell Cordle of London, OH and Dave Cordle of Webbville, 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Gillum of Isonville, and Mrs. Jenny Marie Lewis of Plain City, OH, 2 brothers, Paul Bishop of Leesburg, OH and James A. Bishop of Cincinnati, 28 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1985

DAMRON, Charles
1933-1985
Funeral services for Charles Damron, 52, of Columbus, formerly of Dunlow, WV, were conducted Jul 16 at the Freemont Baptist church at Dunlow by the Rev. Emanuel Marcum. Burial was in the Damron Cemetery at Stone Coal, WV. Mr. Damron died Jul 12 in Columbus. Mr. Damron was born Jun 20, 1933, in Williamson, WV, a son of Bessie Owens and the late Russell Damron. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving in addition to his other are his wife, Mrs. Florene Marcum Damron, 3 daughters, Miss Rinda Damron, Miss Melinda Damron and Miss Dorene Damron, all of Columbus; 4 sons, Randy Damron, Charles Damron, Lowell Damron and Gary Damron, all of Columbus, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

DILLON, Albert
1905-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Albert Dillon, 79, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Jun 29 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mr. Dillon died Jun 26 at Huntington Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Dillon was born Aug 25, 1905, at Louisa, KY, a son of the late William Harrison Dillon and Polly Damron Dillon. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Estell Kulakowsky and Mrs. Wanda Wilson, both of Albany, OH, Mrs. Earnestine Anderson of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Joan Terbot of Buffalo, NY, and Mrs. Sue Napier of Prichard, 6 sons, John Dillon and Clyde Dillon, both of Columbus, OH, Lee Dillon of Albany, OH, and Albert Dillon, Jr., Dwight Dillon and Culter Dillon, all of Prichard, 45 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1985

FLUTY, Sedella (Judd)
1900-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Sedella Judd Fluty, 85, of route 1, Fort Gay were to be Wednesday Jul 24 at 2 p.m. in the Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa by Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Michael Daniels. Burial is in Fluty Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Fluty died Sunday Jul 21 at her residence following a long illness. Mrs. Fluty was born Mar 17, 1900 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Noah R. and Martha Johnson Judd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Harrison Fluty. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Hazel McCoy, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Magdlene Endicott, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Vicie Lee Albert, Eaton, OH, Mrs. Virginia Meade, Prichard, WV; 2 sons: Carl Fluty, and Harold Fluty both of route 1, Fort Gay; 30 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1985

FRAZIER, Ruth (Moore)
1919-1985
Graveside services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ruth Frazier, 65, of Ashland, were conducted Jul 15 in Ashland Cemetery by Rv. Lyle Ness. Mrs. Frazier died Jul 12 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Frazier was born Sep 23, 1919, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ferris and Nola Cordle Moore. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church at Russell. Surviving are her husband, Harold G. Frazier, a daughter, Mrs. Joan Galloway of San Bernardino,  CA; a son, Daniel B. Hunter of Anna Marie Island, FL; 2 brothers, Russell Moore and Mitchell Moore, both of Columbus, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul  17, 1985

FRAZIER, Susanne (Napier)
1902-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Susanne Frazier, 83, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 14 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Norman Adkins, Nolan Queen and Tim Napier. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Frazier died Jul 12 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Frazier was born Apr 25, 1902 at Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late Robert and Surila Adkins Napier. Surviving are her husband, Charles Frazier, 2 daughters, Mrs. Adelene Thompson of Fort Gay and Mrs. Sue Shannon of Belfry, 2 sons, Douglas Frazier of Fort Gay and Buford Frazier of Mansfield, OH, a sister, Mrs. Ella Keller of Kenova, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

GRUBB, Emery
1901-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Emery Grubb, 83, route 4, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jul 28 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home with burial in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, WV. Mr. Grubb died Jul 25 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Grubb was born Oct 1, 1901, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Ted and Myrtle McCormick Grubb. He was a retired miner and a member of the Chauncey (WV) Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Byrd Grubb, 3 sons, Carl Grubb of Sarah Ann, WV, Pearl Grubb of Mississippi, and Paul Grubb of Alabama; 4 stepsons, Paul Phillip Byrd of Mechanicsburg, OH, Garrett Byrd of Boyd County, Harold Byrd of Detroit, MI, and Pete Byrd of Al Tahoe, CA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Kelley of Switzer, WV, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Myrtie Adkins of Branchland,  WV; 2 stepdaughters, Betty Church of Boyd County and Wanda Gillian of Ohio, 2 sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Moore of Hillsboro, OH and Mrs. Sidney Triplett of Boyd County, 41 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

HANSHAW, Nannie ( Williamson)
1915-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Nannie Williamson Hanshaw, 69, Pataskala, OH, were conducted Jul 27 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Hanshaw died Jul 23 in Licking Memorial Hospital at Newark, OH. Mrs. Hanshaw was born Sep 26, 1915 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Bill and Jennie Colburn Williamson. Surviving are her husband, Arnold Hanshaw, a daughter, Evelyn Wilson of Columbus, OH, a son, Arnold Hanshaw, Jr. of Columbia Center, OH, a sister, Mary Dixon of Louisa, 3 brothers, Charles Williamson, of West Virginia, Walter Williamson of Columbus and Lawrence Williamson of Louisa, and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

JOHNSON, Estill R.
1932-1985
Funeral services for Estill R. Johnson, 53, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 15 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in Newsome Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Jul 12 in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born Apr 4,1 932, in Wayne Co., WV, a son of the late Adam and Sylvia Adams Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Winchell Johnson, 2 daughters, Miss Sharon Johnson of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Judy Hillman of Portland, OR, 2 sons, Don Johnson of Dallas, TX and Larry Johnson of Akron, a sister, Mrs. Clarice Rucker of Fort Gay, 3 brothers, Clarence Johnson and Dewey Webb both of Fort Gay and Bill Johnson of Akron, and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

JOHNSON, Fannie (Daniels)
1920-1985
Funeral services for Chandlersville, KY native Mrs. Fannie Imojean Daniels Johnson, 65, Ypsilanti, MI were conducted Jul 23 in Ypsilanti with burial there. Mrs. Johnson died Jul 21 at the residence following an illness of several months. Mrs. Johnson was born Apr 26, 1920 at Chandlersville, KY, a daughter of the late Elcanah and Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels. Her husband, John W. "Delmar" Johnson, died in 1971. She was a member of Community Freewill Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, where she served as treasurer for 17 years. She was a retired employee of the Chrysler Corp. Surviving are a son, Harry Earl Johnson of Ypsilanti, 4 brothers, L. R. Daniels of Ashland, James Bascom Daniels of Louisa, Earl Junior Daniels of Columbus, and Harold Lee Daniels of Willow Run, MI, 4 sisters, Mrs. Art (Hazel) Berube of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Carl (Bernice) Phillips of Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. C. D. (Shirley) Cordle and Mrs. Shannon (Phyllis) Howard, both of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1985

KINNER, Scott
Funeral services for Scott Kinner, 74, Louisa, were conducted Jul 27 in Kinner Cemetery. Mr. Kinner died Jul 25 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Kinner was a son of the late Coon and Edith Warnock Kinner. Surviving are a nephew, Brian Lee Kinner of Jacksonville, FL and a niece, Ann Lee Kinner of Marietta, GA. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

MEADE, Lowell Ray, II
1985-1985
Funeral services for Lowell Ray Meade, II, 6 days old, of route 1, Louisa, were Jul 10 at 10 a.m. at Young Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Gists Creek Cemetery in Sevierville, TN. The baby died Jul 7 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born Jul 1, 1985 in Ashland, son of Lowell Ray and Freida Delozier Meade of Louisa. Survivors include 3 sisters, Terri Lynn Meade, Laurah Dawn Meade and Leslie Auden Meade all at home, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mollette of Louisa, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Delozier of Sevierville, TN and maternal great grandfather, Roy Delozier of Sevierville. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1985

MILLS, James
1906-1985
Funeral services for James H. Mills, 79, Bear Creek, were conducted Jul 23 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Jul 21 in St. Marys Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Mills was born Feb 6, 1906, in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of the late Ira and Laura Newsome Mills. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and was a member and deacon of the Laurel Gap Freewill Baptist Church. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Daniels Mills, 2 daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mae Cornette and Mrs. Bertha Kiser, both of Catlettsburg, a sister Mrs. Goldie Boyd of Catlettsburg and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1985

MULLINS, Laura (Cooksey)
1883-1985
Funeral services for Glenwood native, Mrs. Laura Cooksey Mullins, 102, Lemon Grove, CA were conducted Jul 30 in John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. Michael Rice with burial in Ashland Cemetery. The former Ashland resident died Jul 25 in Lemon Grove following a long illness. Mrs. Mullins was born Mar 27, 1883 at Glenwood, KY, a daughter of the late William M. and Nancy Webb Cooksey. Her husband, Cecil Mullins, died in 1957. She was a retired employee of the White Swan Laundry Co and a member of Unity Baptist Church. She moved from Ashland area in the early 1960's. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. (Pauline) Ham of Lemon Grove, a sister in law, Mrs. D. D. (Eliza) Cooksey of Ashland, a grandchild, 3 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

PETERS, William
1900-1985
Funeral services for William M. Peters, 85, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 12 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville. Mr. Peters die Jul 10 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following a long illness. Mr. Peters was born Apr 24, 1900 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Mike and Georgia Wellman Peters. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Shirley gray and Mrs. Norma Sue Edwards, both of Corona, CA; 2 sons, Jack Peters of Nyasa, OR, and Robert Peters of El Paso, TX, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Boyes of Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Sue Peters of Florida; and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

RIFFE, Henry
1902-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Henry Riffe, 83, Lake Bonita Road, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jul 29 in Neal Funeral Home with burial in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Riffe died Jul 26 in King's Daughters' Medical Clinic following a lengthy illness. Mr. Riffe was born Apr 16, 1902, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Theodore and Nancy Ross Riffe. His wife, Lockie Kitchen Riffe died in 1970. He retired in 1970 from the hot strip division of Armco, Inc. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Johnson and Mrs. Margaret Holbrook, both of Catlettsburg, a son, James T. Riffe of Westwood, 2 brothers, Kermit Riffe of Lisbon, Oh and Paul Riffe of Coal Grove, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Frances Dowling of Ashland and Mrs. Nell Curtis of Wurtland, 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

SALMONS, Elizabeth (Bowen)
1910-1985
Funeral services for Elizabeth Salmons, 75, of New Albany, IN formerly of Webb, WV, were conducted Jul 14 at the Webb Community Church by Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mrs. Salmons died Jul 10 in New Albany. Mrs. Salmons was born Mar 18, 1910 in West Virginia, daughter of the late Alfred and Lilla Pritchett Bowen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Salmons. Survivors include one daughter in law, Ruby Vinson of Kenova and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

SALYER, Rev. Richard
1958-1985
Funeral services for Rev. Richard Michael Salyer, 26, of Blaine were Jul 19 at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Boggs and the Rev. Dilly Salyers. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery. Mr. Salyer died Wednesday, Jul 17, at Salyersville, after a sawmill accident. Rev. Salyer was born Sep 17, 1958 at Columbus, a son of Raymond and Delphia Cox Salyer, of Blaine. He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Sally Vanover Salyer, 2 daughters, Michele Salyer and Jessica Salyer, both at home, a son, Jason Salyer, at home, a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Justice, Blaine, 6 brothers: Jerry Salyer, Plumwood, Oh, Larry Salyer, Columbus, Billy Salyer, Roger Salyer and Paul Salyer all of Blaine, Timothy Salyer, Martha; grandmother: Murzie Cox, Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1985

SAMMONS, Elva (Miller)
1898-1985
Funeral services for former Louise resident Mrs. Elva Pearl Sammons, 87, of Huntsville, AL were conducted Jul 15 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sammons died Jul 11 in Huntsville. She was a daughter of the late James and Mary Etta McKinster Miller, and was the widow of Ulysses G. Sammons. Surviving are 3 daughters:  Shirley Bush, Florida, Mary J. Zigler, Huntsville, AL, Blanche Sammons, Wyandotte, MI; 2 sons: L. J. Sammons, San Antonio, TX, Roy Sammons, Flat Rock, MI; a sister: Opal Jones, Columbus, 23 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jul 17, 1985

SAMMONS, Esta (Frazier)
1910-1985
Funeral services for Clifford native, Mrs. Esta Frazier Sammons, 75, of 925 West Rose Road, Ashland, were Jul 7 at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Powell Collins and Rev. Amos Dixon. Mrs. Sammons died Jul 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Sammons, was born Jun 10,1 910, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of James and Mary Hitchcock Frazier. Her husband, Robert E. Sammons died in 1983. She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. James Fields and Mrs. Kenneth Coburn, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Tom Booth of Logansville, GA; 3 sons, Arnold Sammons, Catlettsburg, Bob Sammons, Jr. of Hardy, KY, and James E. Sammons of Athens, OH, 3 brothers, George Frazier and James Frazier both of Ashland and Emory Frazier of Clifford, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 10,1985

SHANNON, James
1928-1985
Funeral services for James Cleon Shannon, 56, of Highbottom, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jul 24 in Heston Funeral Home with burial in Shannon Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Shannon died Jul 21 in Humana Hospital Louisa following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Shannon was born Sep 9, 1928, in Louisa, a son of the late Andrew Lane and Goldie McCown Shannon. He was an electrician, a Korean War veteran and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 317 in Huntington, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Pack Shannon, a daughter, Mrs. Theresa West of Louisa, 2 sons, James Anthony Shannon and Jerry Lee Shannon both of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Branham of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Louise Parker of Louisa and Mrs. Barbara Simonton of Paintsville, 3 brothers, Bill Shannon and Tom Shannon both of Xenia, OH and Larry Shannon of Louisa and a grandson. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1985

SKEENS, Tiny (Muncy)
1908-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Tiny Skeens, 77, Russell, were conducted Jul 28 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Rev. Amos Smith with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Skeens died Jul 24 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Skeens was born Jan 23, 1908, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late O'dell and Martha Short Muncy. She was a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence d. Skeens, 6 sons, the Rev. Jack Skeens, Charles Skeens, William Skeens and O'dell Skeens, all of Ashland, Thomas Skeens of Torrance, CA and Robert Skeens of Little Rock, AR, 3 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Dian) Sparks and Mrs. Ralph (Kathleen) Vaughn, both of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Lace (Joy) Hampton, Jr. of Arvonia, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Geneva Vanhorn of Louisa and Mrs. Gertrude Barnett of Flatwoods, 31 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

TRIPLETT, William
1903-1985
Funeral services for William Triplett, 82, Webbville, were conducted Jul 15 in Brammer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Acie Adams and Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Leonard Adams Cemetery. Mr. Triplett died Jul 12 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Triplett was born Mar 25, 1903 at Webbville, a son of the late Dan and Permelia Holbrooks. His wife, Ollie Adams Triplett, died in 1959. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Bertha Young of Wellston, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

WEBB, John
1903-1985
Funeral services for John B. Webb, 81, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jul 30 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Rev. Gary Sparks. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Jul 28 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Webb was born Nov 22, 1903, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Benjamin and Nancy McDavid Webb. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired farmer and coal miner. Surviving are 5 nieces, Carline Kirkpatrick of Utica, OH, Evelyn Sonneve, Clara McCune and Louise Wardlow, all of Hillsboro, OH and Pauline Boval of Kettering, OH, and a nephew, Glen Ison of Fort Townsend, WA. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1985

 

WENNING, Elizabeth (Adams)
1904-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Adams Wenning, 80, Ashland, were conducted Jul 2 in Caniff Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Stewart and Rev. Mike Heacock. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Wenning died Jun 29 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wenning was born Dec 13, 1904, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Isaac and Charlotte Cordle Adams. She was a member of the Second Freewill Baptist Church at 29ths Street. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Wanda) Wegener of Delray Beach, FL and Mrs. Johnsey (Jean) Collins of Greenup; 3 sons, Walden W. Wenning of San Bernardino, CA, E. Richard Wenning of Ashland and Sunny R. Wenning of Nashville, TN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pansy Adams of Ashland and Mrs. Lena Carter of Columbus, OH, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1985

WILKS, Melora Renee
1985-1985
Funeral services for Melora Renee Wilks, 2 months old, of Webbville are to be Jul 10 at 2 p.m. in the home of Watt Spillman, Star route, Louisa, conducted by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial will be in Wilks Cemetery. The baby died Jul 8 of a sudden illness. She was born Apr 26, 1985 at Ashland, daughter of Phillip Steven and Carolyn Sue Spillman Wilks of Webbville. Survivors include 2 sisters, Melissa Mae and Natasha Lynn Wilks, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Watt Spillman and paternal grandfather, Dan Wilks of Webbville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1985

WILSON, Lawrence (Possum)
Funeral services are incomplete for Lawrence (Possum) Wilson, 69, U. S. 23, Louisa, who died 4:15 a.m. Tuesday Jul 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa. The body is at Hall's Funeral Home in Martin. Big Sandy News, Jul 31 1985

WORKMAN, Oma
1911-1985
Funeral services for Oma Workman, 73, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Jul 12 in Morgans Creek Church by ministers Jerry Hughes and Paul Cox. Burial was in Oma Workman Cemetery. Mr. Workman died Jul 10 following a sudden illness. Mr. Workman was born Oct 19, 1911, in Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late George and Matilda Workman. He was a retired steelworker with the Jefferies Corp. in Columbus, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnet Vanhorn Workman, 4 daughters, Mrs. Elora Hurt, Miss Patricia Workman and Mrs. Opal Balduf, all of Louisa and Mrs. Hazel Harris of Bowling Green, OH; 4 sons, James Workman, Greg Workman, and John Workman all of Louisa, and Clarence Workman of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Leitwein of Columbus and Mrs. Opal Wedemeyer of Louisa, 4 brothers, Roma Workman and Arlie Hoover Workman both of Louisa and Frank P. Workman and Arnold Workman both of Columbus and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

YOUNG, Perry, Sr.
1911-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Perry Young, Sr., 74, Westwood were conducted Jul 12 in Miller Funeral Home by Elders Glen Sturgill and Guy Roark. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Young died Jul 10 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Young was born Apr 21, 1911 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Morton Harrison and Chloe Castle Young. He had been a grocer for 27 years and was employed at Keith Gateway for 7 years and with Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. for 14 years. He attended 39th Street United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Marie Fraley Young; 2 daughters, Nancy Susan Hutzell of Fort Ashby, WV and Mary Lou Caudill of Worthington; 2 sons, Perry Young, Jr. of Westwood and Carl Edward Young of New Richmond, OH, 4 sisters, Miss July Young, Miss Velma Young and Mrs. Ethel Bays, all of Louisa, and Miss Ellen Young of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Jesse Young of Carter County, Donald Edgar Young of Newport, TN and Taylor Harding Young of Columbus and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 17, 1985

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ADAMS, Lumie
1902-1985
Funeral services for Kentucky native, Mrs. Lumie Adams, 83, Johnstown, OH, were conducted Aug 26 by Rev. Charles Wright with burial in Sunbury Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Aug 22 in Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, following an extended illness. She was born Jan 18, 1902 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Mary and Kay Frazier. Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and member of Delaware Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Adams, 2 God sons John D. Gross of Delaware and Larry Gross of Columbus, MT; 1 sister, Opal Bibson of Kenova. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1985

BURTON, Rhoda (Bowe)
1886-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Rhoda Victoria Bowe Burton, 99, of Ashland, were Monday Aug 12 at the Old Orchard Church of Christ by the Rev. Elmer Crozier. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Burton died Aug 9 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa after a long illness. Mrs. Burton was born Feb 12, 1886 in Louisa, a daughter of the late W. H. and Trinie Bradley Bowe. Her husband, Alfred Burton died in 1971. She was a member of the Old Orchid Church of Christ. Surviving are a nephew, Charles W. Bowe of Ashland and a niece, Mrs. Edith Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

COPLEY, Margaret L.
1929-1985
Funeral services for Margaret L. Copley, 56, of route 2, Catlettsburg were Monday, Aug 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery, Catlettsburg. Ms. Copley died  Saturday Aug 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Ms. Copley was born Jul 5, 1929 at Catlettsburg, daughter of the late Jay and Della Adkins Copley. Survivors include 1 daughter, Debra Ann Copley of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Billy R. Copley of Catlettsburg, and Jay C. Copley of Columbus, GA and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1985

COPLEY, William
1894-1985
Funeral services for William Copley, 91, of Louisa were Monday Aug 12 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Copley died Friday Aug 9 at home following a long illness. Mr. Copley was born in Lawrence County Jan 18, 1894, the son of the late F.M. and Tennie Williams Copley. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Royal Order of Moose in Williamson, WV and the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Maynard Copley a son, Bill H. Copley, Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Sink, Bluefield, WV, 3 brothers, Clyde E. Copley, Bluefield, George Copley of Rockville, MD and James Robert Copley of Washington, D.C., 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

CRABTREE, Arville
1914-1985
Funeral services for Arville Crabtree, 71, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Aug 3 in Dry Fork Community Church by Rev. Acie Adams and Rev. John Pelfrey. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery. Mr. Crabtree died Aug 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Crabtree was born Mar 4, 1914 at Overda, KY, the son of the late Jake and Hester Adams Crabtree. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran, he was a member of the Grayson D.A.V. Surviving are 7 nieces, Bethel Russell, Kathleen Martin, Phyllis Conley, Dorothy North, Jean Triplett and Marleen Hord all of Dayton, OH and Debbie Skaggs of Webbville; 3 nephews, Charles Crabtree, Columbus, OH, Wayne Triplett, Grayson and John K. Triplett of Webbville. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1985

DENNIS, Ruth (Goddard)
1899-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Ruth Dennis, 85, Conyers, GA were conducted Aug 26 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Otis L. Greer with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dennis died Aug 23 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Dennis was born Sep 24, 1899, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Sydny Kay and Rebbacc Meek Goddard. She was the widow of Ross Dennis. She was a retired Louisa beautician. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Henry "Tuck" (Rebecca) Bussey of Conyers. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1985

EVANS, Lotta
1918-1985
Funeral services for Miss Lotta Mae Evans, 66 of Louisa, were Tuesday, Aug 13 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Dobyns Cemetery at Martha. Miss Evans died Sunday Aug 11 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Miss Evans was born Dec 3, 1918 in Ashland, KY, a daughter of Mrs. Luda Dobyns Evans of Louisa and the late Conrad G. Evans. She was a former school teacher in Greenville, IL, and a former employee of Gravely Tractor Co., in Illinois. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are several aunts and uncles. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

GARTIN, Nannie Jane (Nolan)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Nannie Jane Gartin, 81, Louisa, were conducted Aug 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Gartin died Saturday Aug 10 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Gartin was born Sep 29, 1905 at Busseyville, a daughter of the late James Nolan and Cloetta Clarkson Nolan. She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Gartin in 1954. Survivors include 1 sister, Egie Roberts, route 1, Louisa, 3 brothers, Vent Nola of Louisa, Richard Nolan of Stockdale, OH and Herb Nolan of Corbin, KY, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 14, 1985

GILLIAM, Herbert
1897-1985
Funeral services for Herbert Gilliam, 88, Martha, were conducted Aug 25 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home by ministers Buck West, Cork Sturgill and Emmett Barker. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Gilliam died Aug 22 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Gilliam was born Apr 16, 1897, in Elliott County, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Jane Hay Gilliam. He was a retired farmer and construction worker. Surviving are 5 sons, Olgie Gilliam of Morehead, Oval Gilliam of Hilliard, OH, Eugene Gilliam of Powell, OH, Avery Gilliam of Marysville and Yorky Gilliam of Cincinnati, 6 daughters, Mrs. Laura Lyon of Isonville, Mrs. Lorie Flemming of California, Mrs. Elena Woodward of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Ethel Pittman of Powell, Mrs. Myrtle Elliott of Martha and Mrs. Pamela Davis of Vincennes, IN, a brother, Lonza Gilliam of Isonville; 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1985

HENDERSON, William Thomas
1960-1985
Funeral services for William Thomas Henderson, 25, Fort Gay, were conducted at 22 a.m. Sunday, Aug 18 at the Radnor Church of God by the Rev. Douglas White. Burial was in Damron Cemetery at Radnor. He died Thursday, Aug 15, from injuries he received in a motor cycle accident on Aug 11. He was born Apr 29, 1960 in Detroit, MI, a son of Jack and Delores Damron Henderson of Detroit. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Betty Smith and Ms. Linda Henderson, both of Detroit, a brother, Jackie Wayne Henderson of Detroit and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Damron of Radnor. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1985

HOWERTON, Jennie (Cartmell-Savage)
1899-1985
Funeral services for Buchanan native Mrs. Jennie Savage Howerton, 86, Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday, Aug 28 at 11 a.m. in John Steen Funeral Home by Dr. Charles Turkington. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Howerton died Aug 25 at the residence following a short illness. Mrs. Howerton was born Mar 24, 1899, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Thomas and Frankie Estep Cartmell. Her first husband, John Wesley Savage, died in 1946, and her second husband, Roy L. Howerton, died in 1967. She was a professional artist and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Merle Wainscott of Louisville, a son, Dr. Paul Savage of Catlettsburg, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News. Aug 28, 1985

JACKSON, William Hobert
1928-1985
Funeral services for William Hobert Jackson, 57, Fort Gay, were conducted Monday 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church by Charles Thompson, King Cyrus and Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Jackson died Friday, Aug 19 in Huntington Hospital. He was born Jan 16, 1928 in Wayne county, a son of the late Walter and Leana Crabtree Jackson. He was a self-employed lumberman and saw mill operator in Wayne Co. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Marie Fannin Jackson, a son, Walter A. Jackson, Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Raines, Fort Gay, Mrs. Louise Dalton, Strongsville, OH and Mrs. Shirley Flores of Cleveland, OH, 3 brothers, Garland Jackson and Leonard Jackson, Fort Gay, and Charles Jackson of Jacksonville, FL and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1985

MOORE, Farris
1928-1985
Funeral services for Farris Moore, 57, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Aug 15 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Aug 13 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Moore was born Jun 4, 1928 in Louisa, a son of the late Dr. R. C. and Annie Vanhorn Moore. He was a farmer and an ironworker. He was a member of the International Association of Structural and Arowmetal Ironworkers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Holland Moore, 3 daughters, Anna Jean Moore of Lexington, Louella Juhlin of Redmond, WA, and Naoma Lee Moore of Louisa; 2 sons, Roger Dale Moore of Grayson and Farris Moore, Jr., of Louisa, a sister, Louella Brumfield of Fort Gay, WV, 2 brothers, Herman Moore and R. C. Moore, Jr. both of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1985

MOSLEY, Maggie (Hutchison)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Hulette, KY native Maggie Mosley, 72, Stoutsville, OH were conducted Aug 24 in First Church of Christ in Christian Union by Rev. Edwin Gardner and Rev. Emerson Johnson. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Mrs. Mosley died Aug 21 in Berger Hospital. Born Oct 20, 1912 in Hulette, KY, she was the daughter of Martin and Lillie Lovejoy Hutchison. She was a member of the First church of Christ in Christian Union and the Pickaway County Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Judy Faye and 1 grandchild. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Sr., 2 daughters, Mrs. Bryan (Katheryn) Riffle of Stoutsville, Mrs. Carl (Georgia) Sowers of Chillicothe, OH, 4 sons, Delbert Jr., and Elbert (Jim) of Circleville, Donald of Jackson and David of Laurelville; 27 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Dova Buntings of Dade City, FL, Myrtle Hardeman of Vanceburg, KY, 4 brothers, Thurman of Louisa, KY , Garland of Zephyr Hills, FL, Richard and Anderson of Dade City, FL, 1 half sister, Nellie Daniels of Mansfield, 1 half brother, Claude Hutchison of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1985

QUEEN, John
1899-1985
Funeral services for John W. "Bill" Queen, 86, of the Bolts Fork area of Rush, were Sunday, Aug 11 at the Ross Chapel Community Church on Bolts Fork by Rev. Burns Hogan. Burial was in the Queen family cemetery. Mr. Queen died Aug 9 in King's Daughters' Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Queen was born May 22, 1899, in Boyd County, a son of the late John and Ella Taylor Queen. He was a retired Boyd County road department employee and a member of the Ross Chapel Community Church on Bolts Fork. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearlie Lunsford Queen, a son, John W. Queen, Jr. of Rush, a daughter, Mrs. Lois Howell of Detroit, MI, 2 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Queen of Louisa, and Mrs. Mattie Webb of Flatwoods, 2 half sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Church of Louisa and Mrs. Hazel Ratliff of Grayson, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

QUILLEN, Bess  (Bradley)
1895-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Bess Bradley Quillen, 89, of Ashland were to be Wednesday Aug 7 at 1 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Quillen died Monday Aug 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Her husband, Wade Quillen died in 1944. Mrs. Quillen was born Nov 20, 1895 at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Hale Bradley. She was a former Lawrence County school teacher and a Second National Bank of Ashland employee. Survivors are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1985

SALYER, Delphia (Kitchen)
1932-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Delphia Kitchen Salyers, 52, Ashland were conducted Aug 8 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in Harmon Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Salyers died Aug 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Salyers was born Aug 20, 1932, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Nellie Cooksey Kitchen. Her husband, James Salyers, died in January of this year. She was a member of the Ross Chapel Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Jack Salyers of Worthington, James Salyers of Orlando, FL, and John Paul Salyers of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Fannin of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Judy Kees of Ashland and Mrs. Nellie Bowan of Fellsmere, FL, a brother, Robert Kitchen of Detroit, MI, a sister, Mrs. Madge Anderson of Dade City, FL and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

SALYERS, Lila (Campbell)
1900-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Lila Salyers, 84, Tarlton, OH were conducted Jul 1 in Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda, OH by the Rev. James Justice. Burial was in Tarlton Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died Jun 28 in Circleville Health Care Center. She was born Aug 13, 1900, daughter of the late James and Sarah Young Campbell. Survivors include 7 sons, Everett Salyers of Ashville, Hershel Salyers of Tarlton, Warren K. Salyers, Walter L. Salyers, both of Circleville, Millard L. Salyers, Willard J. Salyers, both of Lancaster, Donald L. Salyers of Amanda; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie Salyers, 1 son, Estill Salyers, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1985

SKAGGS, Carrie (McBrayer)
1897-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Skaggs, 87, 309 Clay St., Louisa, were conducted Aug 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Pelphrey and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Skaggs was born Nov 24, 1897, in Rush, a daughter of the late Ed McBrayer and Della Wheeler McBrayer. her husband, Rufus Skaggs, died in 1950. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul J. (Freda) Griffith of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Ellarie White of Rockford, IL, a son, Harold Skaggs of Madison, FL, 3 sisters, Mrs. Tressie Bond of Louisa, Mrs. Beulah Fleming of Tarpon Springs, FL, and Mrs. Rosalee Monk of Chicago, IL, a brother, James McBrayer of Martha, 11 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1985

SMITH, Goldie (Johnson)
1928-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Smith, 57, of Louisa, were Sunday, Aug 11 at her residence, conducted by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and the Rev. Cecil Price. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Smith died Aug 9 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Smith was born Apr 28, 1928 at Jobe, a daughter of the late John and Rosie Spence Johnson. Surviving are her husband, John Smith, 5 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Marie Harless of Richardson, Mrs. Nora Ann Daughtery of Burton, WV, and Ms. Faye Ellen Smith, Mrs. Wanda Lou Cook, and Mrs. Violet Whitt all of Louisa, a son, William Smith of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baldwin and Mrs. Lena Johnson both of Inez, 2 brothers, Lacy Johnson of Louisa and Freddie Johnson of Inez, and 14 grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

SPENCE, John Allen, Jr.
1979-1985
Funeral services for John Allen Spence, 5, son of John Allen and Debbie Porter Spence of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Louisa, were Sunday, Aug 11 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. He died Aug 7 in St. Cloud. He died instantly when struck by an automobile about 5 p.m. He was born Feb 11, 1979 in Prestonsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents, are a sister, Danielle Spence of St. Cloud and the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Georgia Moore Spence of Louisa and John Spence of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

SPERRY, Sophia (White)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Sophia B. Sperry, 77, of Huntington, were Aug 13 at the Reger Funeral Home in Huntington by Rev. Bob Withers. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sperry died Sunday, Aug 11 in a Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Sperry was born Dec 4, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Curtis and Nora Ross White. She was the widow of Walter M. Sperry. Surviving are 2 sons, Phillip Sperry and Tom Sperry, both of Huntington, 4 sisters, Mrs. Edith Bussey of Kavanaugh, KY, Mrs. Pauline Conway of Sturgis, KY, Mrs. Louise Kindred of Lexington and Mrs. Mildren Snyder of Marietta, OH; 2 brothers, Herbert White of Ashland and Tom White of Catlettsburg and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

THOMPSON, Minta (Wells)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Minta Thompson, 77, of route 1, Webbville, were to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 14 at the Cherokee Gap Apostolic Church, Cherokee, conducted by Rev. Lonzie Wright, Rev. George Cumpton and Rev. Biram Williams. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Monday, Aug 12 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec 31 1907 in Lewis Co., a daughter of the late Patrick and Nancy Lewis Wells. Her husband, James Thompson, died in 1956. She was a former employee of MSU. Survivors include 1 sister, Mrs. Madeline Mae of Morehead and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

VANHORN, Anna ( Diamond)
1917-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Anna VanHorn, 67, of Ashland are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 15 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Charles Thomas. Burial will be in the VanHorn family cemetery. Mrs. VanHorn died Sunday Aug 11 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. VanHorn was born Dec 8, 1917, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Dewitt and Frances Rice Diamond. She was a member of 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ms. Glenda VanHorn of Westwood and Mrs. Betty McSorley of Ironton, OH, 3 sons, John VanHorn of Westwood, Ben VanHorn of Flatwoods and Bill VanHorn of Alaska, 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan of Westwood, Mrs. Rose Combs of Louisa and Mrs. Karen Ekers of Cannonsburg, a brother, Dewitt Diamond of Louisa, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1985

WILSON, Lawrence (Possum)
1920-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence B. (Possum) Wilson, 65, Louisa were conducted Aug 1 in Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Paul Schmidt and Rev. James A. Hayes, with burial in Akers Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Jul 30 at the residence. Mr. Wilson was born May 27, 1920, son of the late Millard and Mattie Akers Wilson. Surviving are his wife, Helen Hampton Wilson, a daughter, Linda Adams of Catlettsburg, and 2 sons, David Wilson of Lexington and Mike Wilson of Louisa; 1 brother, Carl Wilson, Kansas, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Rilda Collins, Fort Gay, Mrs. Alberta Bowman and Georgia Mae McCabe, both of West Jefferson, OH and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1985

WRIGHT, Berta (Carter)
1899-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Berta Wright, 86, Flatwoods, were conducted Aug 27, in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Wright died Aug 25 in Oakmont Nursing Home in Flatwoods following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wright was born Apr 1, 1899 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Livina Kitchen Carter. Her husband, Dee Wright, died in 1958. Surviving are a sister, Myrtle Jobe of Columbus, OH and 6 brothers, James B. Carter of Ashland, Raymond Carter of Catlettsburg, Eskel Carter of Louisa, Lennie Carter and Willard Carter both of Kingston, OH and Arnold Carter of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1985

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BARKER, John
1911-1985
Funeral services for John L. Barker, 74, Martha, were conducted Sep 20 in Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church by Albert Holbrook, Jr., Richard Barker, Floyd West and Kenneth Sturgill. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Barker died Sep 17 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Barker was born Aug 3, 1911, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late John and Judy Johnson Barker. He was a retired driller with Ashland Oil, Inc. and a member of Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist Church at Martha. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Sparks Barker, 2 sons, Emmett Barker of Catlettsburg and Estill Barker of Louisville, 2 half sisters, Mary Eldridge of Grayson and Rebecca Stone of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1985

BLACK, Warren
1930-1985
Funeral services for Buchanan native Warren Black, 55, Dayton, OH, were conducted Sep 7 in Dixon Cemetery, Westwood. Mr. Black, former Ashland resident died Sep 3 in Dayton following a sudden illness. Mr. Black was born Jun 25, 1930 at Buchanan, KY, a son of the late Arthur and Archie Preston Black. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a painter with C. R. Colonial Paint Co. in Dayton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Castle Black, a son, Carl Black of Dayton, a daughter, Connie Black of Dayton, and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1985

CRANK, Donald Leo
1932-1985
Funeral services for Donald Leo Crank, 52, former Lawrence County resident, were conducted Sep 5 at Fines Frock Funeral Home in Mansfield, OH. He died Sep 3 in Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Dec 17, 1932 in Huntington, WV, son of the late Leo and Roxann Hager Crank. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, worked at General Motors in Mansfield for 25 years, retired in 1983 due to his illness. He was a member of the UAW Local 549 in Mansfield, Mason Lodge in Louisa, KY, 32nd degree Valley of Scioto, LAL Koran Shrine, Shelby Shrine Club and Columbus Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Martha See Crank, 2 sons, Anthony L. Crank of San Antonio, TX, Michael Shawn Crank of Mansfield, 3 daughters, Mrs. Judy Ringler of Bailey Lake, OH, Mrs. Annette Miller and Mrs. Denise McCarron, both of Mansfield, 1 sister, Jennie L. Turner of Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1985

HAMMONDS, Norma (Marcus)
Funeral services for Norma Marcus Hammonds, 66, of route 5, Louisa, were Aug 31 in Friendship United Baptist Church in Job with burial in Pipe and Hammonds Cemetery. Mrs. Hammonds died Aug 28 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Hammonds; 4 daughters, Ruby Adkins, Nannie Marcum and Delores Pope, all of Louisa, and Mary Burgess of Ocala, FL, 1 son, Arthur Hammonds of London. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

HAYES, Relly
1919-1985
Funeral services for Relly B. Hayes, 65, Louisa, were conducted Sep 9 in Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Sep 5 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Hayes was born Dec 11, 1919, at Charley, a son of the late Willie and Erma Hinkle Hayes. Surviving are 5 sisters: Miss Stella Mae Hayes, Hopkinsville, KY, Miss Mary Frances Hayes, Berlin Heights, OH, Mrs. Dora E. Moore, Oklahoma City, OK, Mrs. Opal P. Lyons, route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Bertha J. Hicks, Berlin Heights, OH.

JUSTICE, James Sherman
1908-1985
Funeral services for James Sherman Justice, 77, Blaine, were conducted Sep 9, in Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Billy Salyer and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery. Mr. Justice died Sep 7 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Justice was born Mar 16, 1908, at Blaine, a son of the late Eli and Hester Calton Justice. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Salyer Justice, a daughter, Mrs. Marie Anderson of Columbus, OH, a son, Roy Justice of West Jefferson, OH, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1985

MCKENZIE, Jesse
1907-1985
Funeral services for Jesse J. McKenzie,78, of Richardson, were conducted Sep 17 at Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson by Earl Meade and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mr. McKenzie died Sep 15 at his residence. Mr. McKenzie was born Sep 9, 1907, at Lookout, KY, a son of the late John and Cora Coldiron McKenzie. His wife, Mae Stapleton McKenzie, died in 1983. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Peggy Harper, Miami, FL, Mrs. Jessie Burgess and Mrs. Cora Howell both of route 2, Louisa; a son: James McKenzie, Manassas, VA; a stepson: Samuel Meade, route 2, Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1985

MEADE, Edith (James)
1920-1985
Funeral services for Glenhayes native Edith James Meade, 64, of Collins Park, New Castle, Del., were conducted Sep 11 in Fairwinds Baptist Church, Del. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Highway, Wilmington Manor. Family and friends called at Spicer-Mullinkin Funeral Home. Mrs. Meade died of pneumonia Sep 8 in St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Meade was a homemaker and member of Fairwinds Baptist Church. She was born Dec 18, 1920, daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Artrip James of Glenhayes. Her husband, John H. Meade, died in 1970. She is survived by 2 sons, Irvin L. James of Wilmington, and Michael A. Meade  at home; 3 daughters, Janet S. Biddle of Melanie Woods, Del., Linda j. Meade at home and J. Carol Grove of Castle Hills, Del., 2 brothers, Jesse James of Lerona, WV, and Frank James Jr. of Maloneton, KY, 3 sisters, Lizzie Lycans and Betty Salmons both of Fort Gay and Ora Salmons of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 18,1985

PICKLESIMER, Myrtle (Maynard)
1900-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Picklesimer, 85, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 25 at Salt Petre Community Church, route 2 Fort Gay. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Picklesimer died Sep 23 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Picklesimer was born May 17, 1900, at Thacker, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison Doliver Maynard and Juanita Wellman Maynard. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Margaret Criddle of Elkhorn, MD, a son: Roger L. McKenzie, route 2, Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Mrs. Doletta Wellman, Wayne, WV and Mrs. Phyllis Hamilton, route 2, Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1985

POPE, Florence (Morgan)
1903-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Pope, 82, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Aug 30 in the New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Pope family cemetery. Mrs. Pope died Aug 27 in Humana Hospital Louisa, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Pope was born May 3, 1903 in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late George and Josephine Coleman Morgan. Surviving are her husband, Charley Pope, 2 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Webb and Mrs. Betsey Kirk, both of Louisa, 4 sons, William Pope, Roscoe Pope, Jr., Ermel Pope and Charley Garland Pope, all of Louisa, 3 sisters, a brother, Bill Morgan, of Beckley, WV, 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

PRESLEY,  Mary Anna ( Church)
1906-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mary Anna Presley, 79, Ashland, were conducted Sep 3 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Presley died Aug 31. Mrs. Presley was born Aug 22, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William Sherman and Sophia Ruggles Church. Surviving are her husband, Luther Presley and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Louisville. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

QUEEN, Harold
1925-1985
Funeral services for Harold Ray Queen, 59, route 4, Glenwood, Louisa, were conducted Sep 13, in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Ronnie Graves. Burial was in the Queen family cemetery. Mr. Queen died Sep 10 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Queen was born Sep 25, 1925 at Glenwood, a son of the late Arthur J. and Ella Holbrook Queen. He was a self-employed dairy farmer, World War II veteran, and a member of Old Glenwood Baptist Church and Willard Masonic Lodge No. 626. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Meek Queen, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Vaught of Lexington and Miss Karla Louise Queen of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Edward Reeves of Louisa and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Sep 18,1985

RICE, James
1914-1985
Funeral services for James Rice, 71, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Sep 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. H. D. Armstrong with burial in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Rice died Aug 30 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Rice was born May 18,1 914, in Louisa, a son of the late David L. and Emma Short Rice. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Rice, 2 sons, Donald Rice of Charlottesville, VA and Richard Rice of Melbourne, FL, 2 sisters, Sara E. Rice and Dorothy Moore, both of Louisa, a brother, Jack Rice of Louisa and 2 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

SKAGGS, Carrie E. (McBrayer)
1897-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. Skaggs, 87, J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, were conducted Aug 20 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Pelphrey and Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Skaggs family cemetery at Martha. She died Aug 16. Mrs. Skaggs was born Nov 24, 1897, at Skaggs, KY, a daughter of the late Edward P. McBrayer and Della Wheeler McBrayer. her husband, Rufus Skaggs, died in Apr 21, 1951. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul J. (Freda) Griffith of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Ellarie White of Rockford, IL, a son, Harold Skaggs of Madison, FL, 3 sisters, Mrs. Tressie Bond of Louisa, Mrs. Beulah Fleming of Tarpon Springs, FL, and Mrs. Rosalee Monk of Chicago, IL, a brother, James McBrayer of Martha, 11 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

SKAGGS, Carrie (Holbrook)
1890-1985
Funeral services for Martha native Mrs. Carrie Holbrook Skaggs, 94, Ashland, were conducted Sep 22 in John Steen Funeral Home by Dr. John Sykes with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died Sep 20 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Skaggs was born Dec 14, 1890, at Martha, KY, a daughter of the late Pleas P. and Sarah Sparks Holbrook. Her husband, Dr. H. R. Skaggs, died in 1971. She was a member of Ashland First Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Opal S. Conley and Hazel S. Bailey, both of Ashland, and Ruth S. Withers of Georgetown, KY, a sister, Mrs. Grettie Dobyns of Ashland, 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1985

SKEENS, Jack H.
1907-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence County resident, Jack H. Skeens, 77, East Liverpool, OH, were conducted Sep 13 at Martin Funeral Home in East Liverpool with burial in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Skeens died in Southside Medical Center in Youngstown, OH, Sep 11 following several months illness. Mr. Skeens was born Oct 17,1907 at Hewlett, KY, a son of Addison Skeens and Emma VanHoose. Mr. Skeens had lived in East Liverpool since 1943. He retired as a boilermaker at Jones and Laughlin Steel Aliquippa 1973, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union. His wife, Rachael VanHorn Skeens, died Sep 19, 1978. He is survived by a son, William Skeens of Irondale, OH, 3 daughters, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Fox of Hookstown, PA, Mrs. Ken (Jackie) Baker of Calcutta and Mrs. Terry (Carol) Wright of Chester, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia McGuire of Fort Pierce, FL and Mrs. Abagail VanHorn of Medina, OH, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1985

STEPP, Albert T. "Allen"
Funeral services for Albert T. "Allen" Stepp, 76, of Williamson who died Aug 29 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, KY, were conducted Sep 1 at Ball Funeral Home in Williamson with burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Huddy, KY. Survivors include his wife, Maude Music Stepp, 2 daughters, Maxine Young of Williamson and Mildred Caines of London, OH, and 4 sons, Lloyd H. Stepp and Claude Stepp, both of Columbus, James H. Stepp of Point Pleasant and Vernon Stepp of Oklahoma City, OK. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

THACKER, Curtis
1908-1985
Funeral services for Curtis Thacker, 76, Louisa, are to be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday Sep 11 in the First Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Sep 8 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. A veteran of World War II with the U. S. Army. Mr. Thacker was a longtime oil well driller. He was born Oct 14, 1908 in Lee County, was a member of the Baptist Church and Veteran of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Georgemary Walters Thacker, to whom he was married in 1959, 1 son, Joel P. Thacker of Louisa, a grandson, J. P. Thacker, II, 4 brothers, Emery Thacker and Lloyd Thacker of Beattyville, Detmer and Jim Thacker of Middletown, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 11,1985

WHITEN, Christene (Pack)
1923-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Christene Pack Whiten, 62, Louisa, were conducted Sep 17 at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Whiten died Sep 15 at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. Mrs. Whiten was born Jun 7, 1923, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Hubert and Lucy Parks Pack. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and the former operator of Pack's Flower and Greenhouse. Surviving are a son, Norman Dee Whiten of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Irene Spears of Fort Gay, WV, and Mrs. Wilma Jean Ryland and Mrs. Phyllis Shannon, both of Louisa, a brother, Norman Pack of Louisa and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1985

WOODS, Helen (Carter)
1900-1985
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Helen Woods, 85, New Holland, OH were conducted Sep 3 in New Holland with burial there. Mrs. Woods died Sep 1 in Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Washington Courthouse, OH following a brief illness. Mrs. Woods was born Apr 20, 1900, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Allen and Belle Burgess Carter. Her husband, William T. woods, died in 1955. She was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church and a retired school teacher. She moved to New Holland from Louisa in 1945. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Rowland of New Holland, a brother, Dr. Phillip Carter of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1985

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ADAMS, Bessie (Byrne)
1914-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Adams, 71, Ashland, were conducted Oct 1 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Amon Diamond and Rev. Raymond Stephens. Burial was in Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Adams died Sep 27. Mrs. Adams was born Aug 24, 1914 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Willie A. and Lydia Runyon Byrne. She was a member of the Tunnel Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, a native of Lawrence county, Chester Adams, a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Stewart of Anderson, IN, a son, Paul Michael "Mike" Adams of Westwood, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Shifflett of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Thelma Robinson of Portsmouth; 3 brothers, John W. Byrne of Port Charlotte, FL, Charles A Byrne of  Toledo, OH and George A. Byrne of Navada, OH; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

ADAMS, Edward L.
1933-1985
Funeral services for Edward L. Adams, 52, Circleville, OH, were conducted Oct 8 in Forest Cemetery by Rev. William Haddox. Mr. Adams died Oct 4 at the residence of Nancy and Bill Joe Ferguson of Circleville. Born Mar 8,1 933 in Washington Court House, OH, he was the son of Charles and Ina Brown Adams. He was a former employee of Buckeye Steel in Columbus and Larry's Refuse, Circleville. He is survived by one son, Charles Adams of Circleville, one stepson, Fred C. Seymour of Circleville; 3 brothers, Albert of Columbus, Charles of Houston, TX, and Gene of North Carolina; 3 sisters, Mrs. Francis Saxour of Frankfort, Mrs. Laura Belle Cooley of Dayton and Mrs. Marie Stewart of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

BALL, Charlie
1905-1985
Funeral services for Charlie M. Ball, 80, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Oct 24 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Marvin Salyers. Burial was in Ball Cemetery. Mr. Ball died Oct 22 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Ball was born Mar 24, 1905, at Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late R. C. and Ardelia Vanover Ball. His wife, Emma Maddy Ball, died in 1974. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Ernestine LeCompte of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Coffey and Mrs. Elizabeth Coffey, both of Louisa and Mrs. Liddie Trogdon of Bainbridge, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

BOYD, Elva (Bowling)
1917-1985
Funeral services for Elva Boyd, 64, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sep 28 in Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd died Sep 26 in Humana Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Boyd was born Mar 20,1 917, at Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of the late William and Geneva Miller Bowling. Her husband, Walter Boyd, Sr., died in 1980. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Donald McKenzie, and Mrs. Larry Terry both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Thomas Fitch, route 3, Louisa; 7 sons: Jimmy Boyd, June Boyd, Paul Boyd, Glen Boyd, all of Louisa, George Boyd and Clyde D. Boyd both of Columbus, Joe Boyd, Beaver OH, a sister: Mrs. Louise Turpin, Columbus, 2 half sisters: Mrs. Zelda Wallace, Ulysses, KY and Mrs. Lois May, Monroe, MI; 5 half brothers: Ballard Meek, route 2, Louisa, Sheridan Bowling, Florida, Claude Bowling, Charleston, WV, Ernie Bowling, Homestead, FL, Mart Bowling, River, KY; 27 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 2, 1985

DAWSON, Osa (Riggs)
1893-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Osa Dawson, 87, Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 5 in Fort Gay Baptist Church by Rev. Audrey Lester and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Dawson died Oct 2 in Northland Terrace Nursing Home in Columbus. Born Feb 26, 1893 in Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Sarah Thompson Riggs. Her husband, Jay Dawson died in 1960. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Donald Allen of Columbus, 2 sons, Bobby Dawson of Fort Gay and Durward Dawson of Tampa, FL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Wilson of Fairborn, OH and Mrs. Leota Fields of Williamson, WV and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1985

GAMBILL, Berna Ester (Green)
1906-1985
Funeral services for Berna Ester Gambill, 78, Blaine were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at her home by the Rev. Billy Salyers and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was to be in Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Gambill died Oct 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Gambill was born Nov 17,1 906, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Clayton Green and Laura Seagraves Green. Her husband, Lee Gambill died in 1974. Survivors include a daughter: Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Blaine, a son: Lee Gambill, Blaine, a sister: Bertha Fyffe, Blaine; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

GREEN, Stella (Cyrus)
1920-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Green, 64, Louisa, were conducted Oct 5, in Young Funeral Chapel by John Pelphrey, minister. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Green died Oct 2 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Born Dec 6, 1920 in Cordell, KY, she was a daughter of the late Jay and Jennie Cordle Cyrus. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 24 years. Surviving are her husband, J. B. Green, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal Walton of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Cordle of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1985

GUSSLER, Alva C.
1906-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Alva C. Gussler, 79, of Ashland, were conducted Sep 28 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Reynolds. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Gussler died Sep 26 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a 3 week illness. Mr. Gussler was born Mar 6, 1906, at Louisa, KY, a son of the late Sterling Price and Fannie Elizabeth Fraley Gussler. His wife, Thelma Catherine Gussler died in 1980. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the old T. B. Hospital. He was a member of Centenary  Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Gillespie of Ashland, a son, Curtis Gussler of Elizabethtown, a sister, Mrs. Alice Clark of Stanville, KY, 3 brothers, Ova L. Gussler, O. W. Gussler and Sterling P. Gussler, Jr., all of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 2, 1985

HAGER, James R.
1926-1985
Funeral services for James Robert Hager, 58, of the Point Section, were conducted Oct 27 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hager died Oct 25. Mr. Hager was born Dec 13, 1926, in Van Lear, a son of the late James C. and Edna Sizemore Hager. He retired in 1984 from the Kentucky Department of Highways, where he worked for 36 years as a resident engineer. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Merritt Hager, a daughter, Miss Kathryn Hager of New York, a son, James Robert Hager, Jr. of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. Florene  H. Hampton of Louisa and 2 brothers, Charles F. Hager of Louisa and Arthur Hager of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News. Oct 30,1985

HAYES, Mattie (Fugitt)
1908-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Mattie Hayes, 77, Laurelville, OH, were conducted in Ohio, with burial there. Mrs. Hayes died  Oct 6 at the residence. Born Oct 4, 1908 in Louisa, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Fugitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar in 1982. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Jo Marie) Danner of Tarlton, Mrs. John (Rose Ann) Hickey of Circleville and Linda Creager of Laurelville; 5 sons, Oscar Jr. and Martin, both of Circleville, Charlie of Stoutsville, Walter of Williamsport and Lawrence of Columbus, 22 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

HOWELL, William S.
1917-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native William S. (Sandy) Howell, 68, Ashland, were conducted Oct 26 in John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Stewart with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. He died Oct 23 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Howell was born Mar 15, 1917, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alex and Florence Dempsey Howell. He was a 23 year employee of the Ashland School System and taught industrial arts at Coles Junior High School. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Martin Howell; 2 sons, Brandt Howell of Ashland and Delmer Howell of Greenville, SC, 3 sisters, Mrs. Charlette Cordial and Mrs. Ruth Gallaher, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Pauline Isaac of Baltimore, MD and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

KEATON, Spencer
Funeral services for Spencer Keaton, 89, of Martha, were to be conducted today at 11 am. Oct 23 at Old Paint Church at Crockett. Burial was to be in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Keaton died Oct 20 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mr. Keaton was a retired farmer. Survivors include 5 daughters, Emma Sparks of Blaine, Merica Keaton of Fairborn, OH, Maxie Roland of Frankfort, OH, Dixie Collier of Columbus, OH, and Pauline Bowen of Louisa; and 3 sons, Virgil Keaton, Percy Keaton and Hershel Keaton, all of Martha. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1985

LAWSON, Charlie Wesley
1905-1985
Funeral services for Charlie Wesley Lawson, 79, Blaine, KY were conducted Monday at 10:30 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jay Jordan and Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, KY. Mr. Lawson died Oct 25 at his home. Mr. Lawson was born Nov 3, 1905, at Blaine, KY, a son of the late Jim and Elizabeth Osborne Lawson. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Stella Castle, Ashland, KY, 2 sons, Theo Lawson, Rush, KY, Mayo Lawson, Offutt, KY; 2 sisters, Thelma and Zelda Lawson, 1 brother, Joe Lawson, Circleville, OH; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

MCCOMIS, Henry
1906-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Henry Clay McComis, 79, Ashland, were conducted Oct 26 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. McComis died Oct 23 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. McComas was born Aug 23, 1906 in Lawrence Co., KY, a son of the late Samuel J. and Delilah Thompson McComas. He retired as a yard brakeman from the Chessie System and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Unity Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Loretta King McComis; 2 daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Blair and Mrs. Betty Perkins, both of Ashland, 2 sons, Richard McComis of Ashland and Samudl McComis of Montgomery, AL; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Moar of Dundee, IL, and Mrs. Retha McComis of Detroit, MI; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

REED, Lena (Kidd)
1904-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Clevenger Reed, 81, Louisa, formerly of Warfield, were conducted Oct 11 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty with burial in Reed Cemetery at Milo. Mrs. Reed died Oct 8 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Reed was born Feb 7,1 904 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Walter Gray and Della Napier Kidd. She was a retired teacher in the Martin County school system. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Amos See of Louisa and Mrs. James LeMaster of Michigan; 2 stepsons, Edward Reed of Ohio and Ulysses Reed of Milo, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman Kelly and Mrs. Chris James, both of Fort Gay, WV; 3 brothers, Ray Kidd of Fort Gay, Max Kidd and Gray Kidd both of route 5 Louisa and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

RITTENBURRY, Willia (Patrick)
1915-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Willia Rittenburry, 71, Blaine, were conducted Sep 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Junior Bevins with burial in Patrick Cemetery. Mrs. Rittenburry died Sep 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Rittenburry was born Feb 8, 1915, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Hickman Patrick. Her husband, Wayne Rittenburry, died in 1951. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Charline Blake, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Reatha McKenzie and Mrs. Nannie York both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Julia Smith, Blaine, 2 sons: Wayne Rittenberry, Jr., Columbus, OH, Russell McKenzie, route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Nolda Cox; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 2, 1985

ROBINSON, Kate (Stapleton)
1894-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Stapleton Robinson, 91, of Rittman, OH, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harry Christian. Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery, Wayne, WV. Mrs. Robinson died Sunday, Oct 27 in Rittman. Mrs. Robinson was born Apr 6, 1894 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Buddie and Matilda Stevens Stapleton. Surviving are 5 daughters, Nancy Lynch, Rittman, Melvinia Webb, Huntington, WV, Georgia Plybon, Dover, FL, Anita Mills, Lockbourne, OH, Martha Hinkle, Columbus, OH, 1 step daughter, Lovina Pelfrey, Rittman; 2 sons, Steve Robinson, Huntington and Andy Robinson, Jr., Columbus, OH; 2 stepsons, Jay Robinson, Rittman, Mose Robinson, Massillon, OH; 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and several step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

SELLARDS, Rev. Joan M. (Nichols)
1918-1985
Funeral services for Rev. Joan M. Sellards, 66, Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 12 in Fort Gay Church of God by Rev. Doug Wilhite, Rev. Ronnie Goff and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Rev. Sellards died Oct 8 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Rev. Sellards was born Oct 23, 1918 in Earling, WV, a daughter of the late Harlan and Vivian Marie Moses Nichols. Her husband, James Sellards died in 1974. She was a retired nurse at Riverview Hospital in Louisa and a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joan Opell of route 2, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Rose Sharon Laney of route 3, Lousia, 1 son, James H. Sellards of route Louisa, 1 foster son, James C. Garvich of Atlanta, GA; 1 sister, Mrs. Mae Thomas of Milton, WV, 1 brother, Anthony Garvich of Cleveland, TN and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 16, 1985

SONNER, Ola Mae (Kitchen)
Funeral services for Ola Mae Sonner, 56, of Columbus, were conducted Sep 24 in Columbus with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. Sonner died Sep 21 in Riverside Hospita. Her husband, James Dale Sonner, 56, died Aug 7 in Riverside. He was founder owner of J. Sonner Produce, and a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Army. Burial was in Sunset. Mrs. Sonner was daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia Kitchen of the Dennis-Gladys area. Survivors include sons, James Michael Sonner and Michael Dale Sonner, daughters, Martha Virginia Sonner and Natashia Danyel Sonner, all of Columbus, 1 granddaughter, sisters, Clara Smith of Dayton, Loray Clevenger of Lancaster and Mary Webb of Ashland and 1 brother, Paul Kitchen of Dayton. Big Sandy News, Oct 2, 1985

SPARKS, Ronnie
1965-1985
Funeral services for Ronnie Sparks, 20, Martha, were conducted Oct 25 in Elizabeth Church by Buck West, Gary Sparks, and Denver Ferguson, ministers. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery in Martha. He was killed Oct 22 in an automobile accident on U S 23 north of Louisa. Mr. Sparks was born Jul 3, 1965, in Lawrence County, a son of Ronald and Ilene Sparks of Martha. Surviving in addition to his parents, are 4 sisters, Mrs. Debbie Carson of Paintsville, Mrs. Linda Howard and Mrs. Rena Sparks, both of Martha and Mrs. Connie Mollotte of Blaine; a brother, Brian Sparks, of Martha and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Sparks of Martha. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

THOMPSON, Erna
Graveside services for former Louisa and Morehead resident Erna Thompson, 84, of Minford, OH will be Thursday, Oct 10 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, by Rev. Julius Chandler. Mr. Thompson died Oct 7 in Portsmouth, OH. He was born in Lawrence Co., KY. He worked at Louisa Grocery Company in the early 30's; president and general manager of former Union Wholesale Grocery Company, Morehead, retired in 1970; served on Morehead Utility Plant Board for a number of years. His wife, Bonnie Patton Thompson died in1983. Survivors include 1 son, Charles J. Thompson, Lake St. Louis, MO; 1 daughter, Mrs. William M. (Jeane) Dotson of Minford, OH; 2 brothers, Arlie Thompson, Ashville, OH, and Dick Thompson, Flatwoods, KY, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou McKinster, Mrs. Edith Bussey, both of Louisa, Mrs. Lucille Bays, Columbus and Mrs. Nora C. See, Flatwoods, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Erwin-Dotson Funeral Home in Minford, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 9,1 985

VANHORN, Goldie (Nunley)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Marie Vanhorn, 78, Terrapin Ridge, Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 25 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Vanhorn died Oct 23 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Vanhorn was born Sep 10, 1907, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Dora Hicks Nunley. Her husband, Delbert Vanhorn, died in 1983. Surviving are a son, Raymond Vanhorn of Catlettsburg, 3 sisters, Mrs. Walter Rickman and Mrs. Lucille Boggs, both of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Cynthia Presley of Louisa, a brother, Charlie Gilliam of Catlettsburg and a grandson. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

WIREMAN, Erie (Branham)
1906-1985
Graveside services for Lawrence county native, Erie Wireman, 79, of Mansfield, OH, are in Mansfield Memorial Park by the Rev. Lee McFarlin. Mrs. Wireman died Oct 22 in the Woodlawn Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Wireman was born Mar 14, 1906 in Louisa, daughter of the late Samuel S. and Frances Derifield Branham. She was a graduate of Louisa High School Class of 1926, attended Morehead State University and taught school in Louise before moving to Indiana in 1948. She was a graduate of Indiana University and taught in Rockport Elementary School before her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mansfield, the Indian State Teacher Retirement System and the Indiana University Alumni Association. Surviving are a son, William D. of Rockport, IN, a brother, William D. Branham of Landisburg, PA, 2 sisters, Mrs. R. E. (Blanche) Burns and Mrs. Paul E. (Grace) Janes, both of Mansfield, and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1985

 

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NOVEMBER

ADAMS, Thomas E.
1921-1985
Funeral services for Thomas E. Adams, 64, of Chillicothe, OH were conducted Nov 8 at Fawcett-Oliver-Glass Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Nov 5 at Ross County Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1921 in Ross County, he was the son of Alexander and Rose Willet Adams. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, and 1 grandchild. He is survived by his wife, Louise, 5 daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Connie) Martin, Mrs. Charles (Peggy) Mattox, Mrs. Jack (Linda) Martin, Mrs. Kenneth (Kathy) Self and Jane Adams, all of Chillicothe; 4 sons, Glen, Thomas, Jr. and John, all of Chillicothe and Richard of Ashville, 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

ADKINS, Ernest
1925-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ernest Glen Adkins, 60, Ironville, were conducted Nov 9 in Westwood Christian Baptist Church by Rev. Amos Dixon, Rev. Don Delawder and Rev. James Webster. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Adkins died Nov 6 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington following a lengthy illness. Mr. Adkins was born Feb 2, 1925 in Lawrence County, a son of the late George Franklin and Ollie Hewlett Adkins. He was a World war II Army P.O.W. Veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart, a retired foreman at Armco, Inc, and a member and treasurer of Rose Road Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilma Wellman Adkins, 8 sons, George Adkins, of Fort Gay, WV, Ronald Glen Adkins and Joseph Darryl Adkins, both of Flatwoods, James Michael Adkins, Mark Edward Adkins and Jeffrey Brian Adkins, all of Westwood, Bruce Dale Adkins of Lexington and David Allen Adkins of Kenova, WV, a daughter Mrs. Carroll (Karen Evelyn) Smith of Flatwoods; a brother, Dallas Adkins of Louisa, 2 sisters, Dora Mae Kirk of Fort Gay and Mary Burchett of Ridgecrest, CA; and 15 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

ALLEN, Otis D.
Otis D. Allen of Farmville, VA, died Nov 8 of a sudden illness. Survivors include his wife, Louella Lentz Allen and children; a mother in law, Jean Thompson, formerly of Louisa. Funeral services were incomplete. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1985

AUSTIN, Mollie J. (Castle)
1911-1985
Funeral services for Mollie J. Castle Austin, 73, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Nov 19 at the Young Funeral Home with burial in Austin Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Austin died Nov 16 in St. Mary's hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Austin was born Dec23, 1911, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Alma Wheeler Castle. Her husband, Ellsworth Austin, died in 1981. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Luther "Alma" Webb, Barboursville, WV; a son: Lloyd E. Austin, Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1985

BELLOMY, Robert
1909-1985
Funeral services for Robert M. Bellomy, 76, of Route 2, Catlettsburg, (Zelda) were conducted Nov 22 in Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Bellomy died Nov 19 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mr. Bellomy was born May 4, 1909, in Catlettsburg, a son of the late Zack and Emma Ruggles Bellomy. His wife, Lola Marie Vanhorn Bellomy died in 1978. He was a retired Allied Chemical Corp employee and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Greenhill Lodge 521 F & AM, Greenhill Order of Eastern Star and Big Sandy Lions Club. Surviving are 2 daughters, Margaret Vance of Catlettsburg and Linda Reinhardt of Huntsville, AL, a son, Robert V. Bellomy of Catlettsburg and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

BILLUPS, L. D.
1897-1985
Funeral services for L. D. Billups, 88, Fort Gay, WV. were to be conducted Wednesday, Nov 6 at 11 a.m. in Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Billups died Nov 4 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Billups was born Oct 1, 1897, in Wayne County, WV, son of the late John Billups and Sarah Richardson Billups. Mrs. Billups was a welder for the N & W Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Chapman Billups of Fort Gay, 2 sons, Archie D. Billups of Fort Gay and Rodney Billups of Columbus, OH, 2 daughters, Mrs. Sarah Ruth Adkins of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Polly Ann Donley, Logan, OH, 1 sister, Mrs. Marie Davis of Delbarton, WV, and 1 brother, Paul Billups of Louisa, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

BOYD, Ruby
Funeral services for Charlie native, Mrs. Ruby Boyd, 86, route 4, Bluefield, WV, were conducted Oct 29 there with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV. Mrs. Boyd died Oct 26 in Johnson City, TN hospital. Born in Charlie, She lived in Bluewell, WV for 20 years and was a housewife. She was a member of the Bluewell Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Boyd in 1975 and one son, Herbert Boyd in 1969. Survivors: sons, Earl Boyd of Johnson City, Walter Boyd of Bluewell, daughters, Mrs. C. W. (Marie) Buchanan of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Elmer (Nora) Cruto of Lanabam, MD, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

BRANHAM, William D.
1914-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native William D. Branham, 71, Carlisle, PA, were conducted Nov 16 in St. Peters UCC Church in Landisburg with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Branham died Nov 10 in Carlisle Hospital. Mr. Branham was born Dec 2, 1914 in Louisa, son of the late Frances Derifield Branham and Samuel S. Branham. He attended Louisa schools and graduated in Louisa High School class of 1930. He was also a graduate of Morehead State University. The retired personnel officer for the U. S. Civil Service was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, NJ. Surviving are his wife, Louise S. Branham; 3 daughters, Mrs. Cherie Ig, native of Los Altas Hills, CA Mrs. Beth Herman of Simsburg, CT and Mrs. Jane Scarpati of Hopewell; 2 sons, William D. Branham, Jr. of Stanhope, NJ and Jack L. Branham of Hopewell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Ganes and Mrs. Blanche Burns, both of Mansfield, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

BROMLEY, Wayne L.
Last rites for former Louisa banker and attorney, Wayne L. Bromley, 57, Myrtle Beach, SC, were conducted Oct 30 in Washington, DC with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bromley died Oct 27 in Grand Strandt Hospital in Myrtle Beach. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia Watterson Bromley of Louisa, his wife, Jacqueline Cox Bromley; 3 sons, Wayne L. Bromley, Jr., of Riverton, NJ, Brett Raymond Bromley of Atlanta, GA and Clay Chapman Bromley of Riverton, NJ; 2 granddaughters, Kristin and Lauren, daughters of Wayne L. Jr. and Jane Ransome Bromley and his aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Watterson Newberry of Inez. While residing in Washington, D C, he received an appointment as page in the U. S. House of Representatives, subsequently being appointed Overseer of Pages. He later transferred to the House Post Office, and progressed from there to assistant door keeper, and the librarian of the Senate. He graduated from the American University and the Washington College of Law. He went on to work for the National Coal Policy Conference and to practice law in Washington, D.C. He later returned to his native, Louisa, KY, where he practiced law for several years and became chairman of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Louisa. Mr. Bromley was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the American Bar Association, The Kentucky  Bar Association, and had a degree as Doctor of Jurisprudence. On May 1, 1978, he was admitted as an attorney and counsellor of the United States Supreme Court. Due to failing health, Mr. Bromley retired in 1982, and spent his time between his home in Louisa and Myrtle Beach, moving there permanently in 1984. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

BUSH, Lowman
1904-1985
Funeral services for Lowman Bush, 81, Louisa, were conducted Nov 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bush died Oct 29 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Bush was born Jan 23, 1904, at Hopewell, a son of the late Willis and Pearl Wilson Kibby Bush. He was a retired Chessie System employee and a member of Masonic Lodge 626 F & AM at Willard. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Coburn Bush, 5 daughters, Louise Barker of Fort Gay, WV, Garnet Tabor of Cleveland, OH, Marie Moore and Lois Stevens, both of Louisa and Virginia Stanley of Paintsville; 9 sons, Lowman Carroll Bush, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Harvey F. Bush of Ashland, Richard H. Bush of Gaston, IN, Ivan Bush of Freeburn and Cecil Bush, William L. Bush, Lowell G. Bush, Farris Bush and Russell E. Bush, all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Alva Bush of Ashland and Ivan Bush of Lebanon, OH; 33 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

CHARLES, Erma (Edwards)
Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Charles, 73, Ulysses, KY, will be conducted Thursday, Nov 14, at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Borders Cemetery. Mrs. Charles died Monday Nov 11, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was a daughter of the late Todd and Liz Griffith Edwards. Survivors include her husband, Lorenzo Charles, 1 sisters, Mrs. Noldia Lyons, route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

CHURCH, Bertha (Carter)
1899-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Bertha Mae Church, 86, of Mentor, OH, will be conducted Nov 27 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, by the Rev. Ronald Riley. Burial will be in Ogle Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Church died Nov 23 in Mentor following a long illness. Mrs. Church was born Sep 8,1899, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Joe and Lillie Richards Carter. She was the widow of Ben Church, Sr., Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mae Koehlke of Mentor and Mrs. Bill Hall of Flatwoods, 3 sons,  Joe Church of Ironton, OH, George Church of Salt Lake City, UT and Ira Clifford Church of Wayne, MI; 5 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Warden of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Madge Church, Mrs. Martha West, Mrs. Laura Spillman and Mrs. Cora Carter, all of Ashland, 2 brothers, Clarence Carter of Ashland and Elmer Carter of Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

CORDLE, Ida (Barker)
1932-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Belle Cordle, 53, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 19 at the Mary United Baptist Church by the Rev. Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cordle died Nov 16 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Cordle was born Aug 17, 1932, at Water Hole, a daughter of the late Anderson and Rilda Sparks Barker. Her husband, Arthur "Art" Cordle died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Rilda Irene Cordle of Louisa; 4 sons, Ralph Gene Cordle, Johnny Cordle, Billie Lee Cordle, Ronny Dean Cordle all of route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Lorene Ison, Isonville, KY; 2 brothers: William Jason Barker and Cecil Barker both of Dayton, OH; 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1985

DAGMAN, Rubie (Cooper)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Rubie Cooper Dagman of 5154 West Strum Lake Zurich of Illinois were conducted Friday Nov 8 at 11 a.m. at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Buel Webb and Rev. Bondie Salyers. Burial was in Blevins family cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Dagman died Nov 5, following an extended illness. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Nellie Blevins Cooper. She was a retired banking office manager and a member of Jefferson Park Bible Church in Chicago, IL. Surviving include her husband, Clarence Dagman, 1 foster daughter, Mary Beth Darling at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Talvia Schultz, Morton Grove, IL, Mrs. Esta Thompson of Webbville, Mrs. Noma Huston of Delaware, OH, Mrs. Authena Claprood of Columbus, OH, 4 brothers, Ray and James Cooper of Webbville and Ralph Cooper of Columbus, Bernard Cooper of West Union, OH, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

DOWNEY, Gertrude (Perry)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Gertrude Downey, 80, Flatwoods, were conducted Oct 31 in the Unity Pentecostal Church in Raceland by the Rev. Anthony Keaton and Rev. Bill Knittle. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery In Jackson County, OH. Mrs. Downey died Oct 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Downey was born Feb 28, 1905 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Hance and Cynthia Collier Perry. Her husband, Gilbert Downey died in 1944. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and moved to Flatwoods from New Boston, OH 2 years ago. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Wright of Flatwoods, Mrs. Mary Salyers of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Carolyn DeBord of Norwalk, OH; 2 sons, Jack Downey of Columbus and Walter Downey of La Porte, IN, a brother, Fred Perry of Minford, OH, a sister, Greta Jarvis of Columbus, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

FITCH, Hazel ( McGuire)
1913-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Rebecca Fitch, 72, of Prichard, WV were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov 13 at the Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church at Prichard by Raymond Daniel, minister. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery. Mrs. Fitch died Sunday Nov 10 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Fitch born Jan 5, 1913 at Pikeville, KY, a daughter of the late James H. and Goldie K. Ford McGuire. Her husband, Fred Fitch died in 1973. Surviving are 4 sisters, Edna McKenzie and Myrtle Muncie both of Sciotoville, OH, Nona Saunders of Prichard and Shirley Adkins of Fort Gay, and a brother, Pearl McGuire of Sciotoville. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

FRY, Mable (Chapman)
1906-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Mable Chapman Day Dry, 79, of Catlettsburg will be conducted today Wednesday Nov 6 at 10 a.m. in the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Pete Miller. Burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Fry died Nov 2 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Fry was born Jul 10, 1906, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George and Niza Williamson Chapman. she was a member of the Burnaugh Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, James Day of Oklahoma City, OK, a brother, Charles Douglas Burns of Catlettsburg, a sister, Mrs. Hal Smith of Ashland, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

GAMBLE, Delphia (Meade)
1905-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Delphia Gamble, 80, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 14 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Lige Hayes Cemetery at Charley. Mrs. Gamble died Nov 11 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Gamble was born May 3, 1905, at Meades Branch, a daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth Miller Meade. Her first husband, Basil Hayes, died in 1939, and her second husband, the Rev. F. M. Gamble, died in 1978. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Doris Rejean Hayes and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cox both of Louisa, 2 sons, Bobby Hayes of  Columbus, OH and Basil Hayes, Jr. of Louisa, a sister, Reecie Friley of Columbus and a brother, Everett Meade of Columbus, 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1985

HEWLETT, Jessie (Stewart)
1891-1985
Funeral services for Jessie Stewart Hewlett, 94, Fallsburg, were to be conducted Nov 6 at 11 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Patton Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Hewlett died Nov 3 at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Hewlett was born Jun 17, 1891, at Cadmus, KY, daughter of the late Charles B. Stewart and Mary Ann Adams Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Dean Hewlett in 1974. Survivors include 2 sons, Wayne (Bill) Hewlett of Raceland, KY and Delmer D. Hewlett of Worthington, KY, 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

JORDAN, Gertrude
1924-1985
Funeral services for Gertrude Collinsworth Jordan, 60, Eloise, were conducted Nov 10 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Jordan died Nov 8. Mrs. Jordan was born Nov 10, 1924 at Meades Branch, a daughter of the late Hood and Lizzie McKenzie. Her first husband, Lloyd Collinsworth, died in 1959 and her second husband, Chester Jordan died in 1965. Surviving are a son, James Edward Collinsworth of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Ashland and Mrs. Virgie Horton of Louisa and 6 brothers, Jasper McKenzie, Frank McKenzie and Mertie B. McKenzie, all of Louisa, Eli McKenzie and Bill McKenzie, both of Peoria, IL and Jesse McKenzie of Paintsville, Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

MAY, Patrick
1921-1985
Funeral services for Patrick May, 64, Louisa, were conducted Nov 4 in Georges Creek United Baptist Church in Lowmansville with burial in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mr. May died Oct 29 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following a lengthy illness. Mr. May was born Mar 11, 1921 at Asa, KY, a son of the late David Ballard and Minnie F. Spradlin May. He was a custodian for Kentucky Power Co., a World War II veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the United Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Mrs. Frances Fay May; 3 daughters: Mrs. Judy Hammonds, Nicholasville, KY, Mrs. Sue Spears, Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Karen Fields, Vickery, OH; 4 sons: Bruce David May, Houston, TX, Danny May, Louisa, Patrick May, Jr., Crestwood, KY, Kevin May at home; 5 sisters: Mrs. Virgie O'Bryant, Huntington; Mrs. Dora Blair, Michigan, Mrs. Alka Nickell, Marion, OH, Mrs. Omega Hood, Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Ruby O'Keefe, Indianapolis, IN; 4 brothers: T. H. May and German May both of Leander, KY, Hargis May, Jackson, MI and Arnold May, Paintsville, KY; 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

MCCORMICK, Edna (Woods)
1922-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Edna McCormick, 63, Proctorville, OH, were conducted Nov 7 in Hall Funeral Home by Rev. Tom Jones and Rev. David Workman. Burial was in Miller Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McCormick died Nov 4 at the residence. Mrs. McCormick was born Oct 30, 1922, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Andy and Myrtle Rice Woods. She was the widow of Damer McCormick. Surviving are 8 daughters, Rita Maynard, Sharon Walters, Carol Walters, Joyce Morrison, Alice Faulkner and Charlotte Triplett, all of Proctorville, Brenda Osborne of Huntington and Kathy Browning of Cheshire; 8 sons, Larry McCormick, Tim McCormick, Rick McCormick and Rob McCormick, all of Proctorville, Gary McCormick and Chuck McCormick both of Chesapeake, Greg McCormick of Grayson and Damer McCormick, Jr. of Lesage, WV; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Spears of Columbus, 3 brothers, Jay Woods and Andy Woods, Jr. both of Columbus and John Woods of Bedford, several grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

MEEK, Bourborn
1910-1985
Funeral services for Bourbon E. Meek, 74, route 1 Louisa, were conducted Nov 8 in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Mr. Meek died Nov 5 in King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Meek was born Nov 9, 1910, at Busseyville, a son of the late George and Laura Muncy Meek. He was a retired painter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Hughes Meek, 2 daughters, Mrs. Cora Jean Newman of Ashland and Mrs. Ruth Spradlin of Springfield, OH, a son, Zane Gray Meek of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Aldean Martin of Louisa, 2 brothers, Hubert C. Meek and Harlan Ray Meek, both of Louisa, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

MILLER, Hazel Susan (Boggs)
1913-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Susan Miller, 72, Blaine, were conducted Nov 16 in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bonda Salyer and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Nov 13 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Miller was born Oct 14, 1908 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Clabe and Tilda Susan Boggs. Her husband, James Miller, died in 1980, and her second husband, Ernest Whitt, also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Lois Humphrey, Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Kay Ferguson and Mrs. Fern Gold both of Columbus, OH; 3 sons: Ray Whitt, Blaine, Dwight Whitt and Jerry Whitt both of Circleville, OH; 4 stepdaughters: Mrs. Bert Parks, and Mrs. Emma Lou Adams, both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Molly Dykstra and Mrs. June Rice both of Michigan; a stepson: James H. Miller, Columbus; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1985

MORRIS, Hubert
1903-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hubert Morris, 82, South Shore, were conducted Nov 21 in Roberson Funeral Home by the Rev. Henderson Morris. Burial was in Collier Memorial Gardens at South Shore. Mr. Morris died Nov 20 in Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth. Mr. Morris was born Sep 12, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Daniel and Leona Boggs Morris. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emmline Hammonds Morris; 6 sons, Paul Morris, John Morris, Robert Morris, Billy Morris and George Morris all of South Shore; 7 daughters, Opal Thompson and Pauline Wright both of McArthur, OH, Bessie Howell, Janet  Lumpkins and Frances Traylor, all of South Shore, Lucille Stark of New Boston, OH and Betty Nagel of Wheelersburg, OH; 2 brothers, the Rev. Henderson Morris of Load and Paul Morris of Serpent Mount, OH, 5 sisters, Myrtle Chapman of Flatwoods, Inez Bently of Lloyd, Ivory Marshall of Load, Edna Adkins of Troy, OH, and Opal Plummer of Greenup; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

PATRICK, Addie
1895-1985
Funeral services for Blaine native Addie Patrick, 90, of Ashland, were conducted Nov 4 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Patrick died Nov 1 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Patrick was born Jun 11, 1895 at Blaine, daughter of the late Thomas Thompson and Emma Thompson. Survivors include husband, Lee Patrick; 2 daughters: Mrs. Irma Ratliff, Ashland, KY Mrs. Nora Church, Sandusky, OH, 3 sons: Tom Patrick, Milt Patrick, Mack Patrick all of Ashland, KY; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

PREECE, Mary (Dixon)
1917-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dixon Preece, 67, Durbin, were conducted Oct 30 in Kavanaugh Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. Charles Sparks and Rev. Clayton Miller. Burial was in  Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Preece died Oct 30 at the residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Preece was born Dec 26, 1917, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Clark and Minta Rice Dixon. Her husband, Calip Preece, died in 1980. She was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Edna Jo Cox and Miss Jean Preece, both of Durbin, Mrs. Brenda Lynn Henry of Ashland, Mrs. Nancy Katherine Harmon of Georgetown, OH, and Mrs. Jane Rankin of Burnaugh, 2 sisters, Mrs. Eunice Fitchthorn and Mrs. Ruth Newsome, both of Jackson, OH, a brother, Jack Dixon of South Webster, OH and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1985

SPEARS, Addie
1897-1985
Funeral services for Addie Spears, 87, Wittensville, KY, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Nov 13 in the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Riceville. Mrs. Spears died Monday, Nov 11 in Humana Hospital Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Spears. Surviving is a brother, Everett Jackson of Riceville. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

STARR, Lois (Borders)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Katherine Starr, 73, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Nov 7 in Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson by Arthur Preece and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Starr died Nov 5 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Starr was born Dec 23, 1912, at Richardson, a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Preston Borders. She was the widow of William Starr. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Dorothy Plumley, Kopperston, WV; 3 sons: William G. Borders, Hawthorne, FL, Wallace Borders, Jr., and John L. Borders both of route 2, Louisa; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

THOMPSON, Arlie B.
1929-1985
Funeral services for former Lawrence County sheriff and magistrate Arlie B. Thompson, 56, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Burt Hall and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Thompson, an iron worker, was found dead Sunday at the residence in the bathroom about 11 a.m. according to Det. Clyde Johns of Kentucky State Police. The body was found in the bathroom by his wife, Wilma. Lawrence County Coroner Dr. John Ryan said an autopsy was performed Monday morning at King's Daughters' Medical Center by Dr. Lamar Meigs. Death was attributed to a bullet wound in the head. Johns said the shot was self-inflicted, although investigation continues. The had gun was found near the body. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 12,1 929 at Adams, a son of the late Arch Thompson and Barbara Adams Thompson. He was a member of the Local 769, Ashland Ironworkers Union and was a veteran of the Korean War. Additional survivors include 3 daughters, Debbie Henson of Louisa, Vicki Painter of Lexington, Barbara Ellen Thompson and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

VANHOOSE, Pete
1901-1985
Funeral services for Pete Vanhoose, 84, Prichard, were conducted Nov 7 in Bellomy Chapel Church at Prichard by Rev. Walter Johnson and Rev. George Madovich. Burial was in Ellis Cemetery. Mr. Vanhoose died Nov 4 at the residence. Mr. Vanhoose was born May 25, 1901 at Tabors Creek, a son of the late Charlie and Birdie Skeens Vanhoose. He retired with 37 years service from the Norfolk and Western Railroad and was superintendent of Bellomy Chapel Sunday School. He was a member of Whites Creek Masonic Lodge #60 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maymie Vanhoose, 4 daughters: Mrs. Charlotte Booth, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Ada Faye Tyrity, Tampa, FL, Mrs. June Kenade and Mrs. Sue Ellis both of Kenova, WV; 5 sons: Harmie Vanhoose of Florida, Earl K. Vanhoose of Daytona, FL, Charles Vanhoose, Newark, OH, Douglas Vanhoose, route 1, Prichard, Everett Vanhoose, Fort Gay; a step son: Gene Wooten, Catlettsburg, KY; 26 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

VEST, Robin (Martin)
1959-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Robin Martin Vest, 26, London, OH were conducted Nov 14 in Wilford, OH with burial in Glen Rest Cemetery at Reynoldsburg, OH. Mrs. Vest died Nov 11 in Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. She was born Apr 20, 1959 in Columbus and was preceded in death by her father, Davis Martin, Jr. Survivors include her husband, James (Bo) Vest, mother, Lois Martin Sassen, stepfather, Harry Sassen; 2 sisters, Mrs. Karen Dale Harmon and Mrs. Saundra Lynn Walden both of Columbus. She was a niece of Jack, Violet and Lorene Ferrell, Margaret Pigmon and Dorothy Miller of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1985

YOUNG, Julia I.
1915-1985
Funeral services for Miss Julia I. Young, 70, of Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday Nov 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Miss Young died Nov 11 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Miss Young was born Sep 10, 1915, a daughter of the late Morton H. Young and Chaloe Grim Young. She was a retired nurse for the former Riverview Hospital, Louisa. Surviving are 3 sisters, Ethel Bays of Webbville and Velma Young of Louisa and Miss Ellen Young of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Jesse Young of Denton, Taylor Young of Grove City and Donald Young of Newport, TN. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1985

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BROWNING, Opal (Salters)
1907-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Salters Browning, 78, of 112 Lock St., Louisa were Dec 14 at the Young Funeral Home by Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Salters Cemetery. Mrs. Browning died Dec 11, in Clyde, OH. Mrs. Browning was born Sep 6, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James Boone and Clara Hughes Salters. Her husband, Andrew Browning died in 1988. Surviving are a daughter: Clara Mabry, St. Mary's, OH; 4 sons: Paul Roy Cooksey, Dehart, MI, James Browning, Columbus, OH, Earnest Browning, Clyde, OH, Robert Browning, Cleveland, OH; 3 brothers: James Salters, Beckley, WV; John Salters, Itman, WV, Wayne Salters, Hansford, WV; 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

CHAFFIN, Cassie (Thompson)
1902-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Cassie Chaffin, 83, of route 3, Louisa, were Dec 13 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Chaffin died Tuesday Dec 10 in Humana Hospital Louisa, of injuries received in an auto accident. Mrs. Chaffin was born Mar 28, 1902 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Martin B. and Laura Chadwick Thompson. Surviving are her husband, John Daniel Chaffin and 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry Burchett and Mrs. Edra Berry, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

CHILDERS, Judy
CHILDERS, April
A 24 year old county woman and one of her 3 children died as the result of a travel-trailer blaze early Monday on Elijah Creek near the Lawrence-Boyd-Carter County border. According to Kentucky State Police, Judy Childers and 4 year old April Childers, of Denton, died in the trailer, and 21 month old Steve Childers is in Humana Hospital Louisa suffering burns and smoke inhalation. The tot was rescued by a neighbor, James Wages, who broke into the bedroom and found the youngster on the floor, and the pair escaped the burning structure. He was unable to reenter the KSP reported. Cause of the blaze is thought to have been a coal stove. Wages was treated at Humana for smoke inhalation and released. The incident was discovered about 5 a.m. by Anthony Wages, 14 who summoned his father. The investigating officer was KSP trooper Walter Petot. Lawrence county coroner, Dr. John Ryan was on the scene, and the Fallsburg Volunteer Fire Department answered the call. Mrs. Wayne Wooten said a committee headed by she and Mrs. John Richard Ryan, has been formed for the Childers children, Steve and his 5 years old sister. She has spent Sunday night with a friend. A committee is collecting money and clothing for the children, Mrs. Wooten said. Big Sandy News,  Dec 24, 1985

Funeral services for April Dawn Childers, 4, Denton, were conducted Dec 26 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rowe Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. She died in a trailer fire early the morning of Dec 23. She was born Sep 3, 1981 at Louisa, the daughter of Steve Childers and the late Judy Ann Rowe Childers. In addition to her father, she is survived by 1 sister, Michelle Rena Rowe, of Denton, 1 brother, Steven Joseph Childers of Denton, and her maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roe of Denton. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Ann Rowe Childers, 24, Denton, were conducted Dec 26 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rowe Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Childers died in a trailer fire early the morning of Dec 23 with her daughter, April. Mrs. Childers was born Feb 19, 1961 in Louisa, a daughter of Joe and Gertrude Horton Rowe. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Steve Childers, Denton, KY; 2 daughters: Michelle Rena Rowe and April Dawn Childers, both of Denton; a son: Steven Joseph Childers, Denton; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rowe, Denton; 5 sisters: Sandra Lynn Rowe, Lisa Jo Childers, Ruth Ellen Rowe, Susan Darlene Rowe, Jennifer Joyce Rowe all of Denton; a brother: John William Rowe of Cannonsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

COMPTON, Wayne
1923-1985
Funeral services for Wayne Scott Compton, 62, of Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Nov 30 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ralph Webb. Burial was in the Cyrus Cemetery. Mr. Compton died Nov 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Compton was born May 22, 1923 in Louisa a son of the late Ross and Ramie Lee Prince Compton. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Compton, a daughter: Mrs. Janice Lee Compton Cornwell, Knoxville, TN; a son: Joe Wayne Compton, Louisa; 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1985

DEMPSEY, Merle
1952-1985
Funeral services for former Martin County resident, Merle Lee Dempsey, 33, Fort Lauderdale, FL were conducted Dec 7 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Dempsey Cemetery. Mr. Dempsey died Dec 2 in Fort Lauderdale of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Dempsey was born May 2, 1952, at Williamson, WV, a son of Mrs. Lillie Mae Horn Gilliam of Louisa and the late Wilburn Dempsey. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are 5 sisters, Kathy Horn of Inez, Dottie Gilliam of Louisa, Sheila Dempsey and Williedean Brownlee, both of Fort Lauderdale, and Evelyn Alford of Pompano Beach, FL, and 4 brothers, Billy Gilliam of Warfield, Bruce Dempsey of Lowmansville, Marvin Dempsey of Louisa and Roy Thomas Dempsey of London, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1985

DEREFIELD, Mary Kay
1936-1985
Funeral services for Mary K. Derefield, 49, of Columbus, OH, will be conducted Tuesday, Dec 31 at the Irish Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Derefield Cemetery, Blaine, KY. Mrs. Derefield died Saturday, Dec 28 in the University Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Derefield was born Apr 3, 1936 in Illinois, a daughter of the late Raymond Newell. Surviving are her husband, Carl Derefield, of Columbus, her mother, Virginia Sandig Hinds, Oaklawn, IL, 2 sons, Carl S. Derefield and Cavin Derefield of Columbus, 1 sister, Virginia Lou Dugo, Oaklawn, IL, 2 brothers, Dennis Hinds, Columbus and Ronald Hinds, Wisconsin and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

GOBLE, William E.
1904-1985
Funeral services for William E. Goble, 81, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Dec 27 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Goble Cemetery. He died Dec 25 at the residence. Mr. Gob le was born Apr 14, 1904 in Martin County, and was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Maynard Goble, 1 son, Jack Ivan Goble of Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

GRAYSON, Goldie Mae (Castle)
1916-1985
Funeral services for Goldie Mae Grayson, 69, of Louisa, KY, were conducted Thursday, Dec 5, at Bell Chapel Church, Georges Creek, by the Rev. Willie Jean Hayes and the Rev. Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Spalding Branch. Mrs. Grayson died Tuesday, Dec 3 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Grayson was born Feb 29, 1916 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Oscar and Jenny Wiley Castle. Surviving are her husband Estill Grayson, 2 sons, Milton and Benny Grayson, both of Ohio, 1 daughter, Nancy Ann Cassell of Offutt, 4  brothers, Melvin Castle, Bellefonte, OH, Ralph of Urbana, OH, Roy and Clifford of Offutt; and 1 sister, Thelma Ramey of Virginia; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1985

HOLBROOK, Harve
1909-1985
Funeral services for Harve Louis Holbrook, 76, route 3, Olive Hill, were conducted Saturday, Dec 28, at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Lige Smith and Warren Vanover. Burial was in the Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Holbrook died Wednesday Dec 24 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Holbrook was born Sep 6, 1909 in Elliott County, a son of the late Charles and Lillie Ellis Holbrook. He was a retired pipe fitter and farmer and a World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Greene Holbrook; 4 daughters Garnetta Holbrook, Daisy Howard and Judy Holbrook, all of Sandy Hook and Lucille Duvall of Fairborn, OH, 2 sons Harve Louis Holbrook, Jr., of Louisa and Clay Green Holbrook of Olive Hill; 3 sisters, Dora Clevinger of Sandy Hook, Murl Fraley of Ashland and Lizzie Riggs of Wheelersburg, OH, a brother, Ernest Holbrook of New York; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

HOLBROOK, Syble (Childers)
1920-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Syble Holbrook, 65, Fairborn, OH, were conducted Nov 30 in Burcham Funeral Home with burial in Bryon Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook died Nov 26 in Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, KY. An Ohio resident for the past 25 years, she was born Aug 24, 1920, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Bill and Mintie McKenzie Childers. Mrs. Holbrook was a retired cafeteria supervisor for the Fairborn City Schools. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, Richardson, KY, Aero Chapter 536, Order of Easter Star, Fairborn and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, James C. Holbrook, 4 daughters, Carol Ryan of Dayton, Patricia Wallace of Fairborn, Ethel Feathers of New Bremen, OH and Kay Patrick of Kevil, KY; 2 sons, Ira Preece, Jr. of Oakland, CA and William Preece of Ashland, 12 grandchildren, great granddaughter, 3 sisters, Beatrice Parks of Louisa, Wilda Holland of Fairborn and Myrtle Lemaster of Beavercreek, and a brother, Jay Childers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

HUDSON, Gary (Vaughan)
1914-1985
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Gary Vaughan Hudson, 70, Blanchester, OH, were conducted Dec 24 in Wilmington, OH by Rev. Glenn Hall with burial in New Antioch Cemetery. Mrs. Hudson died Dec 22 in Continental Manor Nursing Home in Blanchester. She married the late Carl E. Hudson on Arp 15, 1933. Mrs. Hudson was born Dec 29, 1914 in Louisa, daughter of the late John and Rosa Thornburg Vaughan. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joan Herman Edwards of Blanchester, 3 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

HUMPHREY, Columbus Charles
1955-1985
Funeral services for Columbus Charles Humphrey, 30, Auburn, IN, grandson of the late Charley and Beulah Humphrey of Louisa, were conducted Dec 7 in Auburn Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Humphrey died Dec 5 in Indiana University Hospital following a 2 year illness. The former employee of Bauman Harnish Company of Garrett, IN, was born Nov 1, 1955 in Circleville, OH. His father, Jay C. Humphrey died in August of 1975. Survivors include his mother, Betty Jane Adams Gaff and step father, Carlos Gaff, wife, Christine Cramer of Auburn, 2 sons, Bryan Leverenz and Jay Curtis Humphrey; 2 daughters, Melissa Leverenz and Jenny K. Humphrey; 1 stepbrother, Larry Gaff of Hamilton, 6 stepsisters, Shirley Fisher of Butler, Ruth Logsdon of Luther, OK, Barbara Rosendaul of Montpelier, OH, Bonnie Baugh of Hamilton, Patty Spangler of Frontier, MI and Linda Rice of Fort Wayne. A sister, Linda Sue Humphrey died in 1970. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1985

JOHNSON, Polly (Dixon)
1935-1985
Funeral services for Polly Johnson, 51, 324 Sullivan St., Louisa, will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. David Dixon and Rev. John Wiley. Mrs. Johnson died Dec 10 at 3:30 a.m. in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Johnson was a group leader for Bell & Howell. She was born Nov 21, 1935 in Harlan, a daughter of the late William Dixon and Ludema Dixon of Covington. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Johnson, 2 sons, Robby Lee Johnson and Bobby Johnson, both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lorine Cash of Chicago, IL and Mrs. Mary Davis of Covington, 3 brothers, Rev. David Dixon, Bill Dixon and Bob Dixon, all of Cumberland, KY. The body is at Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1985

JOHNSON, William Ezra
1905-1985
Funeral services for William Ezra Johnson, 80, of route 1, Webbville, were Dec 17 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in the family cemetery in Webbville. Mr. Johnson died Sunday Dec 15 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following a long illness. Mr. Johnson was born Nov 28, 1905 at Bruin, a son of the late William W. and Minerva Sloas Johnson. He was a former Chessie System employee and had operated a general store in Burin. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Sue Sargent Johnson; a son, Bill Johnson of Webbville, 2 daughters, Mary Sue Kiesel and Linda Johnson, both of Dayton, OH, a brother, Dewey Johnson of Grayson and a sister, Mary Snelling of Morehead and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

KISE, Eureka (Blackburn)
1914-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Eureka Kise, 71, route 1, Louisa were conducted Dec 27 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie J. Hayes and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery. Mrs. Kise died Dec 24 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kise was born Aug 17, 1914 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Arlie and Minnie Martin Blackburn. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Kise, 1 son, Arlie Kise of route 1, Louisa, 1 brother, Claude Blackburn, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

KITCHEN, Lincoln
1913-1985
Funeral services for Lincoln Kitchen, 72, of Star Route, Louisa are Wednesday, Dec 18 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Dewey Hogston and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Kitchen died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Kitchen was born Jun 12, 1913 at Star Route Louisa, a son of the late Arthur and Sara Grubb Kitchen. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charline Kitchen, a daughter: Mrs. Woodrow Rose, Jr., Louisa, 2 sons: Larry Kitchen and Jerry W. Kitchen both of Ashland; 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

KITTS, Hence
1924-1985
Funeral services for Fort Gay native, Hence Kitts, 61, of Mansfield, OH were Dec 21 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Kitts died Wednesday, Dec 18 at Mansfield. Mr. Kitts was born Aug 16, 1924 in Fort Gay, a son of Harvey and Cuzzie Robertson Kitts. Survivors include 1 daughter, Geneva Brown of Chicago, IL; 2 sons, Fred Kitts of Mansfield, Allen Kitts of Cleveland, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Julia Potter of Lavalette, WV, Mrs. Garnet Rogers of Jacksonville, FL, 2 brothers, Chester Kitts of route 1, Fort Gay, and Harvey Kitts of Mansfield. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1985

MABRY, Walter
1930-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Walter D. Mabry, 55, of St. Mary's, OH, were Dec 30 at the Long and Folk Funeral Home Yoder Chapel in St. Mary's by the Rev. Farrell Liske. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mabry died Dec 26 in Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Mary's. Mr. Mabry was born Nov 12, 1930, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Robert and Goldie Holbrooks Mabry. He served with the Army in Alaska during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Robin Cramer Mabry; 6 daughters, Mrs. Lillian Geng of Nevada, Mrs. Flora Miller, Lena Mabry and Tracy Mabry all of St. Mary's, Mrs. Karen Taylor of Decatur, IN, and Nicole Mabry, at home, 2 sons, Walter D. Mabry, Jr., of St. Mary's and Chad Mabry at home; 3 brothers, Berkley Mabry and Richard Mabry both of Olive Hill and Harold Mabry of St. Mary's, 3 sisters, Jean Mabry and Mrs. Mary Prichard both of Olive Hill and Mrs. Edith Gilbert of Indiana; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Linda Smith and Mrs. Lily Meyers both of London, OH and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

MOORE, Laveta (McComas)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Laveta Moore, 72, of route 2, Louisa, were Dec 14 at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Cecil Price, Darrell Ratliff and Tommy Meade. Burial was in Gallup Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Dec 12 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. Mrs. Moore was born Jun 14, 1912 in Ohio, a daughter of the late William Edward and Leona Rose McComas. Her husband, Noah Moore, died in 1968. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters: Mrs. Amanda Hardin, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Emily Watts, Louisa, a stepson: Jay Harm Moore, Richardson; 2 sister: Mrs. Lillian Lawhun, and Mrs. Eunice Shore both of Huntington, WV; 3 brothers: Emmitt McComas of Huntington; Arno McComas, Green Camp, OH, John McComas, Plant City, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

NEARMAN, Ethel (Thompson)
1901-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Nearman, 84, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 19 in Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Gay by Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Nearman died Dec 16 in the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Nearman was born May 11, 1901 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Charlie and Dorothy Cook Thompson. She was the widow of Soloman Nearman. Several relatives survive. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1985

PATRICK, Lee
1901-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Lee Patrick, 84, Ashland, will be conducted Thursday, Dec 12 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the minister William Teems. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Patrick died Monday, Dec 9 in King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. His wife, Addie Patrick, preceded him in death Nov 1. Mr. Patrick was born May 28, 1901, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Lillie Hall Patrick. He was retired from the Chessie System railroad. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Irma Ratliff, Ashland, KY Mrs. Nora Church, Sandusky, OH, 3 sons: Tom Patrick, Milt Patrick, Mack Patrick all of Ashland, KY; 2 sisters: Ella Pigg, and Mary Ford, both of route 2, Louisa, 2 brothers: Fred Patrick, route 2, Louisa and Lyss Patrick, Sandusky, OH; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 1 son, Lee Patrick, Jr., died in 1984. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1985

PATTON, Laura (Warrens)
1892-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Patton, 92, of Eastern were Dec 15 at the Sone Coal Regular Baptist Church at Garrett. Burial was in Allen Cemetery at Eastern. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Patton died Dec 13 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Patton was born Dec 17,1 892 at Eastern, a daughter of the late Jack and Clerinda Warrens. Her husband, Henry Patton, died in 1982. Surviving are 2 daughters, Georgia Cooksey of Louisa and Eva Higgins of Sandusky, OH, and 3 sons, Otis Patton of Jackson, MI, Orville Patton of Sandusky and Arnold Patton of Camden, TN. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1985

PRESTON, Dove (Preston)
1895-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Dove Preston, 90, of 417 Adams St., Louisa, were Dec 23 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died Saturday, Dec 21. Mrs. Preston was born Apr 29, 1895 in Louisa, a daughter of the late George H. and Mary E. Preston. Her husband, Walter Preston, died in 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances Cunningham of Charleston, WV, 3 sons: Paul D. Preston, Gulfport, Miss., Walter Preston, Jr., Charleston, WV, Edd Preston, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Anthony Howell, Flatwoods, KY, 2 brothers: Dewey Preston, and Curt Preston both of Louisa; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1985

QUEEN, Lora (Roberts)
1888-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Roberts Queen, 97, of route 1, Rush, were conducted Tuesday, Dec 24 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Roy Hunt. Burial was in the Queen family cemetery at Rush. Mrs. Queen died Sunday Dec 22 following an extended illness. Mrs. Queen was born Dec 7,1 888 in Carter county, a daughter of the late Willis and Ellen Ratliff Roberts. Her husband, Den Roberts, preceded her in death in 1975. She was a member of East Fork United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Willa Boyd of Ashland, Mrs. Hala Wheeler and Mrs. Laura Riffe, both of Rush, 4 sisters, Mrs. Marie Carey, Mrs. Doshia Kouns and Mrs. Nola Compton, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Esther Woods of Washington Court House, OH, 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1985

SKAGGS, Pearlie (Ferguson)
1904-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearlie Marie Skaggs, 82, of Cordell in Lawrence county were Dec 23 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Skaggs family cemetery at Cordell. Mrs. Skaggs, grandmother of country-bluegrass singing star Ricky Skaggs, died Saturday, Dec 21 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa after a long illness. Mrs. Skaggs was born at Relief, KY, a daughter of the late Elliott and Martha Hammonds Ferguson. Her husband, John M. Skaggs died in 1969. She was a member of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons: Hobert Skaggs, Blaine, Homan Skaggs, Grove City, OH; 4 sisters: Mrs. Ruria Vanover, Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Julia Ferguson, Relief, KY, Mrs. Alta Williams, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mrs. Irene Sturgill, Martha, KY; 2 brothers: Estill Ferguson, Springfield, OH, William Bill Ferguson, Relief, KY; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1985

STURGILL, Edd
1911-1985
Funeral services for Edd Sturgill, 74, of Berwind, WV, were conducted Dec 10 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Cane Brake, WV with the Rev. Raymond Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Bluefield, VA with Douglas Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sturgill died Dec 6 in a Welch Hospital. Mr. Sturgill was born Jul 15, 1911 at Tabors Creek, a son of the late William Henry and Grovie Loar Sturgill and was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired coal miner and member of Cane Brake Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Sturgill on Jan 2, 1985. Survivors are 3 brothers, Charles Sturgill of Barberton, OH, Fred Sturgill of Port Orange, FL and James Sturgill of Box Springs, GA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rolf Mygdal of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. Louise Dudding of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Ethel Roberts of Box Springs, GA. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1985

TULEY, Roberta (Lewin)
1912-1985
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta I. Tuley, 73, of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Monday, Dec 2, at the Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Leo Skaggs, the Rev. Herman Wellman, and the Rev. Carl Tegeler. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Tuley died Friday, Nov 29 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington after a long illness. Mrs. Tuley was born Jun 24, 1912, in Denison, IA, a daughter of the late Elmer L. and Isabelle Mae Cruzan Lewin. She was a member of the Moody Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Ralph R. Tuley; 2 daughters, Mrs. Calla Mae Tudser of Harrison, AR, and Mrs. Ruth Slone of Louisa, 3 sons, Ralph Lee Tuley of Chicago, Joseph Tuley of Charleston, IL, and James Tuley of Granite City, IL, a sister, Mrs. Calla Rubandall of Evansdale, IA, 3 brothers, Clifford Lewin of Bellair, MI, Elmer Lewin of Saint Simons Island, GA and Lowal Lewin of Waterloo, IA; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1985

WARD, Chilt
1907-1985
Funeral services for Chilt Ward, 78, Plain City, OH, will be conducted Thursday, Dec 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, OH by the Rev. James Withrow. Burial will be in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Mr. Ward died Monday Dec 9. Mr. Ward attended the Freedom Baptist Church, Milford Center, OH. He was born August 16, 1907, a son of the late Mat and Rose Caudill Ward. Surviving are his wife, Lyda; 3 daughters, Juanita Casto, Geneva Hughes and Christine Wheeler, all of Plain City, 2 sons, Max of Jackson, OH and Ronnie of Longview, TX; 2 brothers, Asbury of Woodstock, OH and Lunda of Wakefield, OH, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News. Dec 11, 1985`

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