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BENTLEY, Barbara (Skaggs)
1940-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara S. Bentley, 45, of Route 1, Louisa, were Jan 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Pelphrey and Rev. Lawrence Cordle. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Bentley died Wednesday Jan 1 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Bentley was born Nov 12, 1940 at Redbush, a daughter of Mrs. Lois Stapleton Skaggs of Blaine and the late Calvin Skaggs. She was a waitress at Dee's Restaurant in Louisa and a member of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition, to her mother, are her husband, Homer Bentley, 2 sons, Greg Bentley, of route 1, Louisa and David Bentley at home, and a sister, Phyllis Skaggs of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

BLACKBURN, Ora
1897-1986
Funeral services for Ora Blackburn, 88, of Louisa, were conducted Jan 19 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Blackburn died Jan 17 in Humana Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Blackburn was born Jun 24, 1897 in Louisa, a son of the late Harmon and Mary Gussler Blackburn. His wife, Minnie Childers Blackburrn, died in 1981. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church for 58 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Jetti Freeze and Mrs. Edith Kellar, both of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Jean Castle of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Ivory Childers of Louisa; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

CARTER, Arnold
1923-1985
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Arnold Carter, 62, of Columbus were conducted Jan 3 in Columbus with burial with military honors there. Mr. Carter died Dec 30 at the residence. Born Oct 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Livena Kitchen Carter. He was a World War II army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth A. Pack Carter, and 2 sisters. Survivors include 5 brothers, Lenny Carter of Kingston, James Burl Carter of Ashland, Willard Carter of Kingston, Raymond Carter of Catlettsburg, and Eskel Carter of Louisa and a sister, Myrtle Jobe of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

CARTER, Eskel
1905-1986
Funeral services for Eskel Carter, 81, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Jan 27 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Carter died Saturday Jan 25 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Carter was born Jan 6, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Levena Kitchen Carter. he was a retired Pinkerton guard. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mertie Joe Jobe of Columbus, OH and 4 brothers, Willard Carter and Lennie Carter, both of Kingston, OH, Raymond Carter of Catlettsburg, and James B. Carter of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 29, 1986

CASTLE, Elta Borders (Edwards)
1901-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Elta Borders Castle, 83, of Ulysses, were conducted Jan 6 at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Ulysses by the Rev. Harold Stevens, Rev. Billy Boyd and the Rev. Jimmy Bevins, Burial was in the Borders Cemetery in Ulysses. Mrs. Castle died Jan 4 in Humana Hospital Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Castle was born Feb 19, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harmon and Martild Castle Edwards. Her first husband, Roy Borders died in 1970.  Surviving are her second husband, Oakie Castle, 5 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Davis and Mrs. Freda Brecht, both of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Emogene Powers of South Charleston, OH, Mrs. Nolda Bryant of Ulysses and Mrs. Frances Lemaster of River, a sister, Mrs. Martha Coffee of Ashland, 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

CORDLE, Jesse M.
1897-1986
Funeral services for Jesse M. Cordle, 88, of Blaine, were Jan 4, at Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by Charlie Arrington and Jesse E. Cordle. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died Wednesday Jan 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Cordle was born Aug 25, 1897, at Blaine a son of the late John R. and Samantha Baker Cordle. His wife, Eva Cordle died in 1984. He was a retired farmer, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Felcie Prichard and Mrs. Ramona Gibson both of Columbus, OH and  Miss Mary Cordle of Blaine; 2 sons, Hershel Cordle and Willis Cordle both of Berlin Heights, OH; a brother, Celca Cordle of Minford, OH; 3 brothers and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

DELARINO, Pedro
1911-1986
Funeral services for Pedro DeLarino, 74, of Fort Gay were conducted Jan 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Lee Branham. Burial was in the Webb Community cemetery route 1, Crum. Mr. DeLarino died Jan 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Aug 10, 1911 in Mexico. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. Survivors include his wife, Berta L. DeLarino, 5 daughters, Debbie, Rena, Lisa, Anita, Christina, all of Loraine, OH; one son, Victor DeLarino, U. S. Marines; stepdaughter, Nila Iline Salmons of Fort Gay and stepson, Paul Bradley at home. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

DUNCAN, Jack
1927-1986
Funeral services for Jack Duncan, 58, Fort Gay, were conducted Friday, Jan 24, at Oak Grove Methodist church, route 1, Fort Gay by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Duncan died Tuesday, Jan 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Jun 16, 1927, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Harry and Izella Hammonds Duncan. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Robertson Duncan, a son, Alan Duncan of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Opal Franjik of Cleveland, OH and a brother Hoover Duncan of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 29, 1986

EDWARDS, Romey
1920-1985
Funeral services for Romey Edwards, 65, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Armstrong. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Edwards died Dec 22 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Edwards was born Jan 30, 1920 at Freeburn, KY, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth R. Ward Edwards. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force, a veteran of World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry Joseph Edwards of Louisville and Robert Eugene Edwards of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Richards of Greenbelt, MD; 3 brothers, Oscar Edwards of Louisa, Warren Edwards of Dayton, OH, and Gilbert Edwards of Portsmouth, OH and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

HEWLETT, Richard A.
1963-1986
Lawrence County's second traffic fatality of 1986 was a one vehicle smashup on the US 23 bypass near the Louisa city limits, with one man killed and another seriously injured, early Sunday. According to Phillip Bolt of the Louisa Police Department, killed was Richard A. Hewlett, 22, route 4, Louisa, passenger in an automobile driven by David Lee Savage, 20, Star Route, Louisa. Patrolman Bolt said the incident occurred shortly after midnight Saturday near the coal tipple on the US 23 bypass. The automobile, traveling south, bounced off a rock, into the hillside and spun around 3 times, coming to rest in the northbound lane of US 23. A second passenger, Eugene Burchett, Fallsburg, was taken to Humana Hospital-Louisa and transferred to a Huntington Hospital in serious condition, Bolt added. Although Savage was injured he declined treatment at the hospital, the officer said. Burchett and Savage were ejected from the vehicle, but the Louisa Rescue Squad found Hewlett in the back seat. Wellman Ambulance Service also answered the call. The accident remains under investigation. Front Page, Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1986

Funeral services for Richard A. Hewlett, 22, route 4, Louisa were to be conducted Wednesday Jan 15 at 2 p.m. in Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial will be in Hewlett Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Hewlett died Jan 12 of injuries received in an automobile accident in Louisa. Mr. Hewlett was born Aug 4, 1963 in Ashland, a son of Mrs. Emily Hall Hewlett of Louisa and the late Donald Hewlett. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are six sisters, Donna Vanhook, and Dorothy Waller, both of Cynthiana, Rebecca Lewis of Catlettsburg, and Emily Ratliff, Vickie Hogston and Garnet Gartin all of Louisa and 3 brothers, Rufus "Jack" Hewlett of Catlettsburg, Bill Hewlett of Webbville and Eddie Hewlett of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1986

JOBE, Henry
1934-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Henry Jobe, 51, North Lake, IL, were conducted Jan 19 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Jobe died Jan 17 in a North Lake hospital. Mr. Jobe was born Nov 4, 1934 in Louisa, a son of Sylvester and Stella Murphy Jobe. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons, and 3 brothers, Proctor Jobe of Midland, PA, Clayton Jobe of Orlando, FL and Junior Jobe of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

LAMBERT, Ina (Wilson)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ina Wilson Lambert, 50, of Norfolk, VA, will be conducted Friday, Jan 24 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Lambert died Jan 19 in Norfolk. Surviving are her mother, Marie W. Wilson, 6 sisters, Linda Hardin, Phyllis Waller, and Frances Chapman, all of Louisa, Mrs. Phoeba Fannin, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Thelma Van Zant, Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Tennie Lemaster of Fairborn, OH; one brother, Woodrow Wilson of Dayton, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

LEADINGHAM, William
1902-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native William Leadingham, 83, of Franklin Furnace, OH, were conducted Jan 19 at the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church by Elders Paul Turner, Roy Patton and Eury Barker. Burial was in the Leadingham family cemetery. Mr. Leadingham died Jan 16 in Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth. Mr. Leadingham was born Mar 9, 1902 in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late William Leadingham and Jehemiah Carroll Leadingham Sparks. His wife, Jeston Laura Diamond Leadingham, died in 1980. He was a retired employee of Armco Inc in Ashland, KY and was a member of Ohio Valley United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Charles Leadingham of Medway, OH, Robert Leadingham of South Webster, and Raymond Leadingham of Waverly; 9 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Brookhart of Urbana, Mrs. Bonnie Stathes of Xenia, Mrs. Ottie (Betty) wheeler, Mrs. James (Shirley) Robinson and Mrs. Billy Joe (Janice) Wheeler, all of Ashland, Mrs. Roger (Laura) Ripenhoff of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Ronnie (Ina) Salyers and Mrs. Charles (Eula) Green, both of Franklin Furnace, Mrs. Manfred (Patricia) Langer of Ironton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Forest (Hattie) Mutters of Marion, and Mrs. Goldie Burchett of Plain City; 34 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

RAINES, Edna (Moore)
1919-1986
Funeral services for former Lawrence County native, Mrs. Edna A. Raines, 66, Mansfield, OH, were conducted Jan 20 at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Raines died Jan 17 in a Mansfield hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Raines was born Feb 6, 1919, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Tom P. and Fannie Miles Moore. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mansfield and a retired employee of the General Hospital there. Surviving are her husband, Paul Raines, a daughter, Mrs. Paulette Clark of Mansfield, a son, Jack Waddell of Mansfield, 3 sisters, Mrs. Sally Rose of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Margie Moore and Mrs. George Spence, both of Louisa, a brother, Jessie Moore of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

SMITH, Ethel (McDowell)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ethel Smith, 80, of Lucasville, OH were conducted in the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville. Mrs. Smith died Jan 15 in a Lucasville Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Jim and Edith Harris McDowell. Her husband, Sam Smith, died in 1974. Surviving are a son, Bruce Smith, of Lucasville, OH; 4 daughters, Ollie Mae Perkins, Hazel Borders, Violet Hettingger and Virginia Yates all of Ohio; one sister, Bessie White of Piketon, OH; 2 brothers,  Edd McDowell and Paul McDowell of Lucasville, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1986

STONE, Roy Cleve
1919-1986
Funeral services for Roy Cleve Stone, 66, Louisa, were conducted today, Jan 8, at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was to be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Stone died Sunday, Jan 5 at Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Stone was born Sep 8, 1919 at the Coal Fork, WV, a son of the late Ernest and Mary Henerson Stone. He was retired from Bizzack Brothers Construction Company. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Moore Stone; 2 sons, Roy Stone, Jr., Reynoldsburg, OH, and Ernie Dale Stone, New Symrna Beach, FL, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ratliff, Mrs. Gladys Morris, and Mrs. Bessie Davis, all of Charleston; one brother, Robert G. Stone, Charleston and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

STOZSKI, Gracie (Cooksey)
1905-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Gracie Cooksey Stozski, 80, Olive Hill were conducted Jan 12 at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Arthur Frye. Burial was in the Fairview Community Cemetery at Hitchins. Mrs. Stozski died Jan 9 in St. Clair Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Stozski was born Jan 23, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Greg and Patsy Combs Cooksey. Surviving are a grandson with whom she resided, William E. Harless; 2 sons, Gene Harless and Jimmy Harless both of Little Rock, Ark., 2 daughters, Ruby Kirkpatrick of California and Opal Pannell of Titusville, FL; 3 brothers, Heston Cooksey and Roland Cooksey both of Louisa and John Cooksey of Logan, WV; and 3 sisters, Noldie Vanhorn and Esta Moore both of Louisa and Ruby Rice of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1986

SWORD, Larry Michael
1986-1986
Funeral services for Larry Michael Sword, 2 days old, will be conducted today Jan 8 at 1 p.m. in the Radnor Church of God. Burial was to be in the Sword Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Larry died Sunday Jan 5 in the Children's Hospital, Columbus. He was a son of John L. and Linda Carol Burgess Sword of Proctorville, OH. Additional survivors are one brother, John Noah Sword, at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Burgess, Chapsmanville, WV and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sword, route 1, Radnor. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

TERRY, Iolla Lucille (Boggs)
1923-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Iolla Lucille Terry, 62, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Friday Jan 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Terry Cemetery. Mrs. Terry died Tuesday, Jan 21 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. She was born Sep 18, 1923 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mark and Maudie Phillips Boggs Lyon. Her husband, Robert Terry, died in 1985. Surviving are 2 sons, Dale L. Terry and Robert D. Terry both of Pontiac, MI and a sister, Esther Lyon of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 29,1986

VANHOOSE, Roy
1896-1986
Funeral services for Roy VanHoose, 89, route 1, Louisa were conducted Jan 14 at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Chuck Slone and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. VanHoose died Jan 12 following an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born May 4, 1896 at Charley, son of William (Bud) VanHoose and Sarah Adams VanHoose. Mr. VanHoose was a retired farmer and timberman. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth  Thompson VanHoose; one son, George William VanHoose of route 1, Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Pearlene Bartlett of route 1, Louisa; 2 granddaughters and 3 grandsons; and 7 great grandchildren.  Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1986

WALDON, Lottie (Price)
1909-1985
Funeral services for Richardson native Mrs. Lottie Waldon, 76, Springfield, OH, were conducted Dec 30 in Springfield, with burial there. Mrs. Waldon died Dec 26. She was born Mar 17, 1909, at Richardson, daughter of the late John and Ruth Price. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

WELLS, Brian Vinson
1958-1986
Funeral services for Brian Vinson Wells, 27, Blaine, were conducted Monday, Jan 27 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Dave Williams Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Wells died Friday Jan 24 in Cabell Huntington Hospital from injuries he received 11 weeks ago in an automobile accident. Mr. Wells was born Nov 23, 1958 in Columbus, OH, a son of Carson and Myrtle M. Wells. He was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Wells, 2 daughters, Miss Lisa Renee Wells of Flatwoods and Miss Diane M. Wells of Blaine; 2 brothers, Larry Wells and Glen Wells, both of Blaine, a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Wells of Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 29,1986

WOODS, Elizabeth (Wellman)
1897-1985
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Mrs. Elizabeth Wellman Woods, 88, Kenova, were conducted Dec 26 in First Baptist Church of Kenova by Rev. Lance Yost. Burial was in Golden Oaks Cemetery in Ashland. Mrs. Woods died Dec 23. She was born Jan 13, 1897 near Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Calvin and Jane Lynch Wellman. She resided several years in Webbville in the early years of her marriage and was a homemaker. She was a member of Daytona, FL Christian Church, but regularly attended First Baptist Church of Kenova since 1975. Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Woods in 1975, and by her son Eugene Woods who lost his life serving with the U. S. Army in 1944. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Hasyard of Great Cacapon, WV, Mrs. Hope Blake and Mrs. Raynelle Williams, both of Kenova, one son in law, Arthur A. Hasyard of Great Cacapon; a brother and sister in law, French and Ruth Wellman of Kenova; 8 grandchildren, 7 grandsons, Arthur A. "Happy" Hasyard of Dover, DE. Timothy Ray Hasyard of Annapolis, MD, Allan Eugene Hasyard of Manassas, VA, Robert E. Blake of Ceredo, Larry Dale Williams of Amarillo, TX, and Mark J. Williams of Kenova, one granddaughter, Mrs. Linda Hanson of Louisville; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1986

YOUNG, Bernard
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Bernard Young were conducted Jan 9 at the Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon, FL. Mr. Young died Jan 5 in Tampa. Mr. Young was born at Ulysses and was a former coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosie Lee Young, 3 sons, Kenneth Young of Tampa, Bernard Young, Jr. of Ashland and Herman Young of Michigan; a daughter, Wanda Faye Wells of Ashland; 2 sisters, Maude Keefer of Jacksonville, FL and Lurlie Borders of Paintsville and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1986

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BERRY, Jesse
1894-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Jesse Berry, 91, were conducted Monday Feb 24, at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Berry family cemetery. Mr. Berry died Friday, Feb 21, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Berry was born Nov 8, 1894, in Louisa, a son of the late W. O. and Rachel Young Berry. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Berry, 2 daughters, Mrs. Jewell Stevens of Galloway, OH and Mrs. Helen Wright of South Bloomfield, OH; 2 sons, Jimmie Berry of Orient, OH and Charles Berry of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 26, 1986

CHILDERS, Don
1901-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Don Carlos Childers, 84, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 31 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Childers died Jan 29 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Childers was born Aug 26, 1901 at Richardson, a son of the late Forest and Calista Maynard Childers. He retired with 47 years service as a telegraph operator from the Chessie System and was a charter member of the Chatfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of Louisa First Christian Church and Hampton Lodge 235 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Carey Childers, 2 sons, Don C. Childers, Jr., and Glen F. Childers, both of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Janey) Perdue of Lexington; a brother, Bert Childers of Catlettsburg; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1986

CLARK, Helen (Compton)
1910-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Compton Clark, 75, of 203 Perry St., Louisa, were conducted Monday, Feb 3 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Charles W. Bertrand. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Clark died Saturday Feb 1 in King's Daughters' Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Clark was born Jul 22, 1910, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sam G. and Clara Burton Compton. She was a retired Louisa postal employee and member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles H. Clark, a brother, Shannon Compton, of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Judy of Huntington, Mrs. Jean Vanhorn of Cannonsburg and Miss Betty Compton of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

ERNST, Mae Cassell (Borders)
1912-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Cassell Ernst, 73, of Louisa, were conducted Friday Feb 7 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Ernst died Tuesday, Feb 4 in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Ernst was born May 12, 1912 at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Hubert and Gracie DeBoard Borders. Her husband, Austine Ernest, died in 1970. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Phillips of Columbus, OH and Miss Betty Cassell at home, a son, Bill Cassell of Louisa; a sister, Olive Carson of Columbus, a brother, Arthur Borders of Columbus, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1986

FOWLER, Maude (Allen)
1915-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Allen Fowler, 70, were conducted Monday Feb 10 at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Garden Cemetery. Mrs. Allen died Friday, Feb 7 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa after a long illness. Mrs. Fowler was born Sep 29,1 915 in Lowmansville, a daughter of the late Milton and Julia Childers Allen. She was a member of the Old Orchard Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Frank Fowler; a son, Edward Fowler of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Tom (Anita) Turner and Mrs. Ron (Phyllis) Perry both of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Fowler of Catlettsburg; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1986

FRALEY, Donald A.
1909-1986
Funeral services for Donald A. Fraley, 76, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Tabors Creek Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay. Burial will be in Hickory Hill Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Fraley died Monday in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Oct 25, 1909, route 1, Louisa. He was the son of the late James K. Fraley and the late Rhoda E. Payne Fraley. Survivors include his wife, Amy Hartley Fraley, route 1, Fort Gay, 3 daughters, Mrs. Deloris Martin, Mrs. Barbara Cifaldi, both of Tabbs, VA, Mrs. Betty Townsend, Newport News, VA; one son, James F. Fraley, route 1, Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lula Wellman, Mrs. Thelma Ryland, both of route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Edna Leverett, route 1, Louisa, 2 brothers, James E. Fraley and John I. Fraley, both of route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

GARTIN, Pollie
Funeral services for Mrs. Pollie Gartin, 87, of Blaine, were conducted Thursday, Feb 14, at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Gartin died Monday Feb 10 in Grant Hospital in Columbus. She was the widow of Charlie Cecil Gartin. Surviving are 2 sons, Howard Gartin of Gahanna, OH and Charlie Gartin, Jr. of Martha and 2 daughters, Rhoda Livingston of Columbus and Stella Mullins of Goodlettville, TN. big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1986

HUGHES, Morton
1909-1986
Funeral services for Morton G. Hughes, 76, of Wellsville, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Monday, Feb 3 at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery at route 1. Louisa. Mr. Hughes died Wednesday Jan 29, in East Liverpool (Ohio) Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Hughes was born Nov 12, 1909, at Louisa, a son of the late David and Emma Curnutte Hughes. He was a retied potter and was a member of the Campground Community Church at Wellsville. Surviving are a son, Morton Hughes, II, stationed with the Air Force in Korea; 4 sisters, Mexia Hughes, Mrs. Myrtle Meek and Mrs. Margie Pickrell all of Louisa, and Mrs. Madge Bays of Springfield, OH; 3 brothers, Monroe Hughes and Mitchell Hughes both of Louisa and Merle Hughes of Tampa, FL and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

ISAAC, William
1986-1986
Graveside services for William Thomas Isaac were conducted Thursday Feb 6 at Shannon Cemetery by the Rev. Willie Hayes. William Thomas Isaac, son of James Robert and Pamela Perry Isaac of Louisa, died shortly after birth, Tuesday, Feb 4, in Cabell Huntington Hospital at Huntington, WV. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Wanda Perry of Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Isaac of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1986

JOHNSON, Thomas
1919-1986
Funeral services for Thomas A. Johnson, 66, route 1, Crum, were conducted Tuesday, Feb 4, at his home by the Rev. William Steele. Burial was in the Johnson family cemetery at Crum. Mr. Johnson died Saturday, Feb 1 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, KY. Mr. Johnson was born May 7, 1919, in Wayne County, a son of the late Haydon and Inez Bowen Johnson. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Evans Johnson, 5 daughters, Ethel M. Ratcliff, Doris Jean Thompson, Vicie Chaffins, Betty Lou Copley and Shirley Ann Johnson, all of Crum, 4 sons, William C. Johnson, Charles Andrew Johnson, David F. Johnson and Thomas P. Johnson, all of Crum, a sister, Oma Dale Debruin of Crum, a brother, Wallace Johnson of Bucyrus, OH and 14 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

MARCUM, Lloyd
1927-1986
Graveside services for Lloyd Marcum, 58, of Louisa, were conducted Monday, Feb 24 at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Teddy Preston. Mr. Marcum died Thursday Feb 20 at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Marcum was born Oct 20, 1927, in Webb, WV, a son of the late Leonard E. and Rosa Sparks Marcum. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Surviving are 2 daughters, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Garsnick of Homer City, PA, Mrs. Alice Thompson, Mrs. Roberta Kidd, and Mrs. Elizabeth Shannon, all of Louisa; 4 brothers, Charles E. Marcum of Pataskala, OH, James L. Marcum, Junior Marcum and William R. Marcum all of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 26, 1986

MCCORMICK, Bert, Jr.
Funeral services for Bert McCormick, Jr., 55, of Eden, WY, formerly of Louisa, were conducted at Rock Springs. Mr. McCormick died Jan 30 in Rock Springs, WY. Mr. McCormick was born in Louisa, a son of the late Bert McCormick, Sr. and Anna Murphy McCormick. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gloria McCormick, 3 daughters, Beth Ann McCormick, at home, Linda Lee of Washington and Carolyn Pearcy of Green Rivers, WY; a son, David McCormick of Rock Springs; 3 brothers, George McCormick and Gay McCormick of Ashland and Denver McCormick of Columbus, OH; 7 sisters, Juanita Bentley of Columbus, Gladys Jackson and Alta Church both of Hitchins, Marie Cotton Nease and Kathleen Thompson, both of West Jefferson, OH, Maxine Byers of Sacramento, CA and Faye Stephenson of Romeoville, Il and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1986

MOORE, Reuben
1885-1986
Funeral services for Reuben Moore, 100, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Friday, Jan 31 at Mattie Methodist Church by Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Tuesday Jan 28 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Moore was born Jul 4, 1885, at Mattie, a son of the late John W. and Elizabeth Miller Moore. His wife, Monnie McKinster Moore, died in 1976. He was a member of Mattie Methodist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Roberta Ball and Mrs. Wilva Ball, both of Louisa, Mrs. Evelyn Crabtree of Blaine and Mrs. Ruby McCormick of Columbus, OH; 6 sons, Clyde Moore and Kenneth Moore both of Louisa, Claude Moore and Billie Moore both of Columbus, James O. Moore of Lancaster, OH and Eugene Moore of Blaine; 44 grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

ROBINSON, Virgie (Preston)
1891-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Robinson, 94, Inez, were conducted Friday, Jan 31, at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez by the Rev. Hobert Reynolds. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died Wednesday, Jan 29, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Robinson was born Sep 25, 1891 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late James Madison and Dixie Preston. She was the widow of Homer Robinson. She was a member of Paintsville First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jane Allen of Tomahawk and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

TANNER, Alva Lee (Harmon)
1908-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Alva Lee Harmon Tanner, 77, of Lycan Road, Bellefonte, were conducted Monday, Feb 17, at the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by O. M. Miller and Robert Bradley, ministers. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Harmon died Saturday Feb 15, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following a long illness. Mrs. Tanner was born Oct 7, 1908, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late French and Sarah Queen Harmon. She was the former owner and manager of the Outpost Restaurant. Her husband, Lou Tannner, died in 1974. Surviving are 2 sons, Paul e. Tanner of Fort Myers, FL and Thomas L. Moore of Bellefonte, one sister, Mrs. James (Mary) Copley of Bellefonte; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1986

TRIPLETT, Chester
1926-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Chester Triplett, 59, of Clays Jack Road, Rush, were to be conducted today, Feb 5, at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Burns Hogan. Burial was in the Leslie Cemetery on Bolts Fork. Mr. Triplett died Sunday, Feb 2 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Triplett was Oct 1, 1926 in Lawrence County, a son of Jeff and Mary Grubb Triplett of Rush. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Bentley Triplett, a son, Bobby Triplett of Rush; 3 brothers, Bill Triplett of Rush, Eugene Triplett of Catlettsburg and Ersel Triplett of Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ella Burchett, Mrs. Adelaide Burchett, Mrs. Mary Belle Burchett and Mrs. Myrtle Burchett all of Louisa and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1986

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ADAMS, Willie
1906-1986
Funeral services for Willie Adams, 79, of 4193 Gartrell St., were conducted Saturday Mar 15 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial was in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Adams died Thursday Mar 13 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a 2 month illness. Mr. Adams was born Dec 1, 1906, in Johnson County, a son of the late Tom and Mary Bates Adams. He retired from the inspection department at Armco Inc and was a member of Trinity Tabernacle. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leatha Frances Harr Adams, a son, William Wallace Adams of St. Petersburg, FL; 2 stepsons, Douglas Borders of Ashland and Mitchell Borders of Richmond,, KY; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Ronald Walker of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Herbert Million of Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Rick Poole of Houston, TX, a half brother, James Adams of Columbus 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

BARKER, Myrtle (Collier)
1904-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Myrtle Collier Barker, 82, of South Webster, OH were conducted Mar 4 in D. W. Davis Funeral Home by the Rev. James Gore. Burial was in South Webster Cemetery. Mrs. Barker died Mar 2 at Scioto Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan 8, 1904, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Martha Waggoner and Ison T. Collier. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in South Webster. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Estil Barker in 1982 and a daughter, Rosetta Drokos in 1983. Survivors include 2 sons, Harold Barker of South Webster and Edward Barker of route 2, South Webster, 4 daughters, Dorothy West of Idaho, Betty Kelly of South Webster, Martha Yeley of Dublin, OH, and Mary Sapp of Baltimore, MD; 3 brothers, Oshie Collier of Wheelersburg, OH and I. T. Collier of Portsmouth, OH and Wallace Collier of South Webster; a sister, Mae Ferguson of route 2, Otway; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

BRANHAM, Earl
1911-1986
Funeral services for Earl Branham, 75, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday Mara 18 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Branham was born Mar 6, 1911, in Martin County. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Jessie Huff of Riverside, CA, Mrs. Evelyn Turner of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Mary Bradley and Mrs. Ruth Ann Mathiue, both of Louisa, Mrs. Bonnie Braine of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ilene Thompson of Glenhayes, WV; 6 son, Charles Branham of Columbus, OH, Bob Branham, Earl Branham, Jr., Jack Branham, Kenneth Branham and Ralph Spears, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mandie Combs of Lexington, Mrs. Edna Woody of Toccoa, GA and Mouovia Branham of Matewan, WV; a brother, Jess Branham of Grayson, 30 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

BURCHWELL, Ella (Lyon)
1893-1986
Funeral services for Ella Esther Lyon Burchwell, 92, of Blaine were conducted Sunday Mar 23 at the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church in Martha by the Rev. Willard Bailey. Burial was in the Skaggs family cemetery. Mrs. Burchwell died Friday Mar 21 at her home. Mrs. Burchwell was born Dec 12, 1893, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Skaggs Lyon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Burchwell. She was a member of the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, the Rev. Elmer Burchwell of Blaine; 2 daughters, Laura Haye and Esta Gillium both of Springfield, OH; a brother, Clyde Lyon of Greenup; 2 sisters, Amy Ferguson of Worthington and Alice Osborne of Cincinnati; 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

CHAFFIN, Luther
1911-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Luther Chaffin, 74, Summit, were conducted Mar 12 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. Johnnie Little with burial in Kirby Flats Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died Mar 10 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Chaffin was born Oct 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Virgie Adams Chaffin. His wife, Elizabeth Neece Chaffin, died in 1984. He was a retied North American Refractories employee and attended the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Charles W. Chaffin of Flatwoods and Harold Douglas Chaffin of Ashland; 2 sisters, Thelma Ghee of Summit and Leona Griffith of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

COPLEY, Lillie (Endicott)
1891-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Copley, 94, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 2 at New Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Burial was in Endicott Family Cemetery. Mrs. Copley died Feb 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Copley was born May 21, 1891, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Sam and Lovina Ward Endicott. She is the widow of Henry L. Copley. Surviving are 2 sisters, Gladys Blackburn and Laurna Blackburn, both of Louisa and 2 brothers, Dewey Endicott of Louisa and John Endicott of Christiansburg, VA. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

CRABTREE, Vivian Irene (Robinette)
1916-1986
Funeral services for Vivian Irene Crabtree, 69, of route 1, Webbville, will be conducted Wednesday Mar 12 at 11 a.m. at Webbs Chapel, Star Route, Louisa, by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Crabtree died Mar 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Crabtree was born Aug 29, 1916 in Louisa, daughter of the late Vada Hughes Robinette and Clive Robinette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Crabtree in 1950. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Fannie Young, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Daisy Sprouse, Mrs. Linda Hatfield, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Sally Steele, South Point, OH, Mrs. Patricia Baker, Blaine, Mrs. Alina Triplett, route 1, Webbville, 2 sons, Frank Crabtree and Jerry Richards, both of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Bowling, Florida and Mrs. Maxine Fraley of Ashland; 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

CURNUTTE, Alice (Woods)
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Curnutte, 46, Urbana, OH, were conducted mar 6, in the Walters Funeral Home in Urbana. Mrs. Curnutte died Mar 3 in Urbana Mercy Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Urbana, daughter of Mrs. Dora Woods and the late Chris Woods. She was employed by the Midland Ross Co. of Urbana. In addition to her mother she is survived by husband Charles "Hooker" Curnutte; son and daughter in law, Sgt. Eddy and Candi Curnutte, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH; sons, David Curnutte, Chanute Air Force Base, Chicago, IL, and Danny Curnutte, at home, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Mrs. Curnutte was the daughter in law of Mrs. Dovie Curnutte of Columbus, formerly of Fallsburg, KY and the late Mr. Alva Curnutte. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

GEORGE, Lundie
1916-1986
Funeral services for Lundie George, 69, of Ulysses, were conducted Sunday, March 23, at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Reverend James Caudill and the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. George died Friday, March 21, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. George was born Dec 17, 1916, in Georges Creek, a son of the late Elias and Martisha Conley George. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Crystal Jackson. Surviving are his wife, Sophia Murray George; two daughters,  Kathy Hill and Gwinn Jackson, both of Louisa, a son, Lundie Gerald George of Prestonsburg; a sister, Virgie Meadows of Greenup; a brother, Homer George of Urbana, OH; and three grandchildren. Military gravesite rites were conducted. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

HENSON, Effie (Curnutte)
1892-1986
Funeral services for Effie Curnutte Henson, 94, Louisa were conducted Mar 21 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Henson died Mar 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Henson was born Mar 5, 1892, a daughter of the late George W. and Katherine Louise Robinson Curnutte. Her husband, Robert Henson died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William P. Slone of Louisa, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Claude Copley of Louisa, a stepson, James Henson of Louisa; a grandchild, 3 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

HODGE, Judith Lynn
1950-1986
Funeral services for Judith Lynn Hodge, 35, of Louisa were conducted Mar 1 at the Fellowship Church in Lenore by the Rev. James Whitt. Burial was in Farley Cemetery on Big Harris Creek. Mrs. Hodge died Feb 26 in Cabell Huntington Hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic collision. Mrs. Hodge was born May 25, 1950 in West Virginia, daughter of Ralph Hodge of Piketon, OH and Emily Ann Meeks of Columbus. Additional survivors include stepfather, Jessie Meeks of Harts, WV, one daughter, Tamara Faye Parsons, at home, 3 sons, Paul Allen Finley and Charles Steven Finley both of Columbus and Sean Patrick Finley, at home. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

KIRK, Ella
Funeral services for Ella Kirk, 90, Kermit, WV were conducted Sunday Mar 16 at the Union Baptist Church in Pilgrim, WV. Burial was in Warfield Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died Thursday Mar 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was the widow of John Kirk. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary O'Dell of Virginia Beach, VA and Martha Slone of Chattaroy, WV; and 7 sons, Carl Kirk of Warfield, Everett Kirk and Willie Kirk, both of Lovely, Richard Kirk of Florida and Benny Kirk, Dewey Kirk and John Daniel Kirk all of Kermit. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

KNIPP, Thomas
1932-1986
Funeral services for Thomas Knipp, 54, Blaine, were conducted Mar 14 in Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. John Pelfrey and Rev. Homer Gibbons. Burial was in Dobyns Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Knipp died Mar 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Knipp was born Feb 3, 1932 in Carter County, a son of the late Will and Odesa Walker Knipp. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie Eldridge Knipp; 4 daughters, Tewhatha Sturgill and Gypsy Sparks, both of Martha and Glenna Knipp and Sally Knipp, both at home; 2 sons, Thomas Knipp and Acie Knipp, both at home; 2 sisters, Lib Knipp of Olive Hill and Edith Knipp of Renfro Valley; 2 brothers, Billy Knipp of Carter County and Gene Knipp of Morehead and 2 grandchildren. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

MARCUM, Freda (Aldridge)
1944-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Freda Marcum, 42, of Dunlow, WV, were conducted Mar 3 at the Fairmont Baptist Church in Dunlow by Manuel Ferguson, minister. Burial was in McClellan Crum Cemetery in Radnor, WV. Mrs. Marcum died Mar 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. Mrs. Marcum was born Feb 16, 1944, at Ethel, WV, a daughter of the late James and Beatrice Souther Aldridge. Surviving are a husband, John Marcum, a son, Nathan Marcum, at home, 3 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bartram of Kiahsville, WV, Mrs. Shirley Burnside of Cleveland and Mrs. Mary Osborne of Columbus, 5 brothers, Edd Aldridge of Blair, WV, Willie Aldridge of Jeffery, WV, Clyde Aldridge of Delaware, OH, Albert Aldridge of Detroit and Elmer Aldridge of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

MAXIE, Riley
1936-1986
Funeral services for Riley Lee Maxie, 49, Martha, were conducted Feb 26 in Red Bush Church by Rev. Willard Bailey. Burial was in Dobyns Cemetery at Martha. Mr. Maxie died Feb 24 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Maxie was born Nov 7, 1936, in Elliott County, a son of George Maxie of Olive Hill and the late Sarah Eldridge Maxie. He was an oil driller. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Maxie; 5 daughters, Virginia Cottle and Rinda Huneycutt, both of Martha, and Patricia Maxie, Macie Maxie and Geneva Maxie all at home, 4 sons, Larry Maxie, Clayton Maxie, Eddie Maxie and Charles Maxie, all at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Violet Wagoner of Isonville and Louraney Maxie of Martha; 2 brothers, John Maxie of Martha and William Maxie of Texas. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

MOORE, Georgia Mae (Kouns)
1906-1986
Graveside services for Georgia Mae Kouns, 79, of Rowan County, will be conducted Thursday Mar 27 at Rosehill Cemetery. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Ashland, KY. She died Tuesday Mar 25. She was born Oct 7, 1906 in Lawrence County. Her husband, Jay Moore, preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the DAR Lodge. Surviving are two sons, William Jay Moore, Morehead, KY and Dr. John Charles Kouns, Coral Gable, FL; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

PAYNE, Booker
1912-1986
Funeral services for Booker Estel Payne, 75, of route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 14 in Fort Gay First Baptist Church by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Payne died Mar 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Payne was born Nov 28, 1912 at Wilcoe, a son of the late Noah E. and Ida M. Wright Payne. His wife, Pearl Muncy Payne, died in 1985. He was a retired auto worker with the Ford Motor Co. and a member of the Fort Gay First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Berdie Mullins of Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Adair of Royal, WV, a brother, Mose Payne of Abadale, WV, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

PERDUE, Robert Ray
1918-1986
Funeral services for Robert Ray Perdue, 67, of Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 2 at the Silver Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Parsley Cemetery in Crum. Mr. Perdue died Feb 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a short illness. Mr. Perdue was born Nov 2, 1918, in West Virginia, a son of the late Homer Perdue and Bessie Christian Perdue. He was a retired Columbia Gas Co., employee and a member of Silver Creek United Baptist Church, Crum, WV; Jewel Lodge 140 F & AM and VFW Post 5775. Surviving are his wife, Mary Perdue, a son, Robert Ray Perdue, Jr. of Fort Gay; a daughter, Wanda Gail Copley of Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Hershel Perdue of Wayne, WV and Lundy Perdue of Dayton, OH; 3 sisters, Zuma Perdue and Zennia Williamson, both of Steptown, WV and Melva Wilburn of Maryland. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

PERRY, Ulysses
1923-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Ulysses Perry, 63, of Hopkinsville, KY were conducted Friday Mar 7 at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Ed Dalton officiating. Burial was in Fort Donelson National Cemetery, Dover, TN. Mr. Perry died Wednesday, Mar 5 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, after an extended illness. Mr. Perry was born Jan 8, 1923, the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Sammons Perry. He was a Methodist and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 37, York Rite and Rizpah Temple. He was a retired sergeant major with 26 years of service in the Army. He received a Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Faye O'Bryan Perry, 3 stepsons, William H. of Christian County and James A. and Jerry Wayne Gibson, both of Hopkinsville, a brother, Fred Perry, Louisa, and a sister, Muriel Wood of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

PRESTON, Emmitt
1894-1986
Funeral services for Emmitt Preston, 91, of Ulysses, were conducted Tuesday Mar 4 at Borders Chapel Methodist Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Bruce Daniel and the Rev. Howard Bowling. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Saturday Mar 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Preston was born Aug 13, 1894, at Ulysses, a son of the late Francis and Nevada Preston. His wife, Mary George Preston died in 1981. He was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89. Surviving are 3 sons, Herman L. Preston of Parkersburg, WV, Charles E. Preston of Bridgeport, WV, and Gene Preston of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 5, 1986

ROBERTSON, Bridget Ann
ROBERTSON David Lee
Fort Gay--A house fire Saturday night claimed the lives of 2 Paddle Creek infants, and injured their mother and 3 year old brother. Killed were 4 month old Bridget Ann Robertson and her 1 year old brother David Lee Robertson, firemen said. The mother, Rose Robertson, 20, who was admitted to Cabell Huntington Hospital's burns center, suffered first and second degree burns over 27 percent of her body, a nursing supervisor said. Mrs. Robertson was listed in fair condition. Mrs. Robertson's 3 year old son, Jamie, also was hospitalized with burns on 7 percent of his body. The husband and father, James Robertson, escaped without injury. The house was engulfed in flames when the Fort Gay Volunteer Fire Department got to the scene, Fire Chief Joe Adkins said. The Prichard Volunteer Fire Department and the Louisa Volunteer Fire Department also responded.  The state fire marshal was asked to determine the cause of the blaze. Foul play is not suspected, Wayne County Sheriff Burnie Crabtree said.

The single story house was destroyed and firefighters said a wood burning stove may have been the cause, Crabtree said. No other details were available. The bodies were taken to Young Funeral Home at Louisa. Funeral services for the children were conducted Mar 18 at Oak Grove Methodist church, Fort Gay, route 1. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Bridgett Robertson was born Oct 25, 1985 in Huntington and David Robertson was born June 20 1984 in Huntington. They were the children of James Roy and Rosa Lee Jackson Robertson. Additional survivors are maternal grandparents, Dave and Frances Jackson of Dunlow, WV and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

SLONE, Carman
1916-1986
Funeral services for Carman Slone, 69, Blaine, were conducted Monday Mar 17 at the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bonda Salyer and the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Slone died Saturday Mar 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Slone was born Dec 19, 1916 in Winfred, a son of the late Charles and Imo Ramey Slone. He was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co. and a member of the Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife, Perlina Bell Arrington Slone, 4 da
ughters, Mrs. Phyllis Griffith of Catlettsburg Charlotte Sparks of Columbus, OH, Sharon McNeil of Blaine and June Alexander of Grayson; 5 sons, Charles Slone of Columbus, Ishmeal Slone, Byrdus Slone and Dale Slone, all of Blaine and Douglas Slone of Grayson, a sister, Beulah Ferguson of Blaine; a brother, Lloyd Slone of Winfred; 16 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19,1986

STEPP, Ivory Louise (Hall)
1946-1986
A graveside service was conducted today, for Ivory Louise Stepp, 39, of Louisa, in Spurlock Cemetery. She died Monday, Mar 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, after a long illness. Mrs. Stepp was born Apr 17, 1946 in Lawrence County. Surviving are her husband, Randell Stepp, her parents, Sherman and Lizzie Spurlock Hall of Louisa, route 2, 2 daughters, Tracy Lynn Stepp, at home and Kimberly Renee Stepp of Louisa and one son, William Richard Stepp, at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Betty Rittenberry, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Geneva Childers, Mrs. Mille Vaughan, Mrs. Hazel Scarberry and Mrs. Macie Roberts, all of route 2, Louisa, 3 brothers, Troy Hall, Daniel Hall and Charles Hall of route 2, Louisa; 1 grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

SULLIVAN, Thelma
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Sullivan, 67, Smith Branch Road, Ceredo were conducted Saturday at the Ceredo Mortuary. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Sullivan died Wednesday Mar 12 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Sue Green of Ceredo and 2 sons, Johnny Sullivan of Ceredo and Thomas "Joe" Sullivan of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 19,1986

THOMPSON, Carl Chapman
1912-1986
Funeral services for Carl Chapman Thompson, 74, of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Mar 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Thursday Mar 13 in Columbus. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 9, 1912 in Louisa, a son of David and Mollie Chapman Thompson. He was a retired North American Aviation Co. employee. Surviving are 2 daughters, Wanda Morgan of Raleigh, NC and Elizabeth Prince of Marietta, GA; 2 sisters, Mrs. W. K. Hayes of Louisa and Mrs. William Malicate of Berea; a brother, Sheridan Thompson of Kenova, WV and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 19,1986

THOMPSON, Jessica
1986-1986
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday Mar 11 at Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay for infant Jessica Thompson. Jessica died Sunday Mar 9, in Greenbrier Valley Hospital. She was born Mar 9, 1986. She is survived by her parents, Olin R. and Pamela Johnson Thompson; 2 brothers, William Thompson and Randall Thompson, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Thompson, Fort Gay and maternal grandparent. Ruth Ann Johnson, Inez. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

WALLER, Dennis
1918-1986
Funeral services for Dennis D. Waller, 67, of Fort Gay, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Fort Gay, by Pastor Herman Wellman. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Waller was born Apr 1, 1918, in Chandler, OK, a son of the late Dennie and Myrtle Adkins Waller. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay and was retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Grace Lycan Waller; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Wilma) Moore of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Timothy (Jo Ann) Preston of Fort Gay; one son, Larry Drew Waller of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Virginia Palmer of Oklahoma City Louise Brumfield of Fort Gay and Thelma Turner of Proctorville, OH; 2 brothers, George Waller of Lancaster, OH and James Waller of Grethel, KY and 5 grandchildren. Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

WEBB, Henry L.
1901-1986
Funeral services for Henry L. Webb, 84, 401 Franklin St., Louisa were conducted Saturday Mar 8 at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles W. Bertrand. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Wednesday Mar 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a short illness. Mr. Webb was born Jun 24, 1901 in Garrett, a son of the late Adam Peter and Elizabeth May Webb. His wife, Virginia Hager Webb, died in 1979. He was a retired salesman and a member of Louisa Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Henry Webb, Jr., of West Palm Beach, FL, a sister, Mrs. Charles Allen of Lexington, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

WELLMAN, Clarence
1907-1986
Funeral services for Clarence L. Wellman, 78, route 1, Fort Gay were conducted Saturday Mar 8, at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Wellman died Thursday Mar 6 in Fort Gay. Mr. Wellman was born Jun 11, 1907, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Dave and Martha Hatcher Wellman. He was a retired employee of the Wet Virginia Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula B. Wellman, 3 sons, Clarence Wellman, Jr., of Perrysville, OH, and The Rev. Herman Wellman and Glenn Wellman, both of Fort Gay; a brother, Charles Wellman of Kenova; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 12, 1986

WHITT, Meddie (Cains)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Meddie Cains Whitt, 86, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Mar 21 at the New Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Mrs. Whitt died mar 18, at the home of a son, Monroe Whitt of Louisa. Mrs. Whitt was born Feb 29, 1900 in Martin County, KY, daughter of the late John and Cordia Cains. Surviving in addition to her son, Monroe Whitt are 4 daughters, Dorothy Vinson, Elsie Marcum and Cynthia Bowen, all of Louisa and Arvie Vanover of Columbus; 4 other sons, Homer Whitt, Robert Whitt and Ray Whitt all of Louisa and J. D. Whitt of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

YOUNG, William
1916-1986
Funeral services for William George Young, 67, of 1215 Oak St., Catlettsburg, were conducted Sunday Mar 23, at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Young died Thursday Mar 20, following a long illness. Mr. Young was born Dec 30, 1916 in Toledo, OH, a son of the late Carl and Frances Young. His wife, Jacquatta Young, died in 1978. He was a retired cab driver, a member of the American Legion, Catlettsburg and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Young of Toledo, Mrs. Judy Reynolds of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mrs. Karen Ramsdell of Catlettsburg, a son, Patrick Hall of Louisa; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 26, 1986

ZACHEM, Ray
1915-1986
Graveside services for Ray Zachem, 70, Bellefonte Drive, Ashland, were conducted Saturday, Mar 15, at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. He was a well known insurance representative in the Lawrence County area. Mr. Zachem died Thursday, Mar 13 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Zachem was born Apr 17, 1915 in Ashland, a son of the late Isaac and Banoot Monsieur Zachem. He was a retired employee of the Combined Insurance Co. and was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Louisa Zachem; 3 sons, Eric Zachem of Ashland, Mike Zachem of California and Richard Zachem of Louisville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bette Zornes and Jennie Lee Caudill, both of Ashland, and Margaret Jean Cole of Lexington; Mass., 2 brothers, Oliver Vincent Zachem of Shelbyville and William E. Zachem of Bowie, MD and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 19, 1986

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AKERS, John McDonald
1907-1986
Funeral services for John McDonald "Mack" Akers, 78, of Paintsville, formerly of Ulysses, were conducted Apr 23 at Bells Chapel Church at Ulysses by the Rev. Sam Murray and the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial will be in Akers Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Akers died Sunday, Apr 20, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Akers was born Jun 27, 1907, at Ulysses, a son of the late James W. and Rilda Preston Akers. His first wife, Lucy M. Murray, preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Forestry Department and a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Colvin Akers, a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Lycan of Fort Gay, WV; 5 sons, Paul W. Akers, Lowell P. Akers, and Donald M. Akers, all of Ulysses, James B. Akers of Springhill, FL and Harry M. Akers of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Brown of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Sally Hill and Mrs. Edward Elble, both of Cincinnati, OH; 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 23, 1986

BARTLETT, Charles H.
1924-1986
A graveside service for Charles H. Bartlett 61, of Naples, FL, formerly of Louisa, was conducted Sunday, Apr 6 at Preston Cemetery in Ulysses. Mr. Bartlett died Wednesday Apr 2 in Naples. Mr. Bartlett was born Jul 1, 1924 at Louisa, a son of the late Roy and Elma Burchett Bartlett. He was a retired Army veteran and was a member of Richardson Lodge 699 F & AM, the Scottish Rite and El Hasa Shrine in Ashland. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a past commander of the Naples Veterans of Foreign Ward Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Creach of Plant City, FL, 2 sons, Roy Bartlett of Marco Island, FL and Charles Bartlett of Chokoloskee, FL; 3 brothers, John Bartlett of Columbus, OH, David Bartlett of Louisa and Max Bartlett of Brandford, PA; 4 sisters, Elizabeth Thompson and Sue May, both of Ashland, Ida Pfieffer of Dayton, OH and Anna Preston of Huntington, WV; and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

BAYES, John D.
1908-1986
Funeral services for Johnson County native John D. Bayes were conducted Apr 10 in Minford, OH with interment in South Webster, OH. Mr. Bayes died Apr 7 in Scioto Memorial Hospital emergency room in Portsmouth. A native of Johnson County and a Scioto County resident for 60 years, he was a retired head checker in the shipping department of Empire-Detroit Steel Corp., and a member of United Steelworkers Local 2116, Western Sun Masonic Lodge and Pine Creek United Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, clerk and senior deacon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Lilvia Ross Bayes, in 1978. Surviving are his wife, Doris E. Bayes; a son, George Douglas Bayes of Holmes Beach, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Geneva) Rucker of Eden Park, Mrs. Jack (Darlene) Melvin of Minford, OH, and Mrs. Dean (Velma) Bradbury of Reynoldsburg; two brothers, Carl Bayes of Minford and Frank Bayes of Washington Court House; also a sister, Gusta Boggs of Portsmouth; two half brothers, Eli Barker of Sarasota, FL and Ben Barker of Sunbury, OH; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. 

CHAPMAN, Myrtle (Preston)
1887-1986
Funeral services for Myrtle Chapman, 98, of Mechanicsburg, OH, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg by Rev. Lucian Mounts. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mutual, OH. Mrs. Chapman died Apr 6, in McAuly Center in Urbana, OH. She was the widow of John S. Chapman. She was born Apr 20, 1887 at Whitehouse, KY daughter of Elliott and Bell Ward Preston. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Keeton of Blaine, Mrs. Dimple Holtcamp of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Christene Vanhoose of Urbana, 3 sons, Homer Chapman of Texas, Kenneth Chapman and Garland Chapman, both of Mechanicsburg, OH a sister, Nell Hayes of Dayton, OH; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call at Skillman Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

COMPTON, Diania Fay
1948-1986
Funeral services for Miss Diania Fay Compton, 37, of 211 Country Place, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Apr 12 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Charles Price and the Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Compton Cemetery at route 3, Louisa. Miss Compton died Wednesday Apr 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Miss Compton was born Oct 13, 1948, at Louisa, a daughter of Glen Vale Compton of Louisa and the late Maxine Carr Compton. She was a legal secretary and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her father, are 2 brothers, Glen Curtis Compton and Mark Steven Compton, both of Louisa, and the paternal grandfather, W. D. Compton of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

COMPTON, Dixie
1899-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Miss Dixie Compton, 86, formerly of Grandview Manor, Catlettsburg, were conducted Apr 23 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Compton family cemetery on Blaine Creek. Miss Compton died Apr 21 in Elmwood Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. Miss Compton was born Oct 8, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John A. and Cora French Compton. She was a member of Greenhill Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 567 and the Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

DAWSON, Lillian (Murdock)
1927-1986
Funeral services for Lillian M. Dawson, 59, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Friday, Apr 11 in the Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Doss Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Dawson died Tuesday, Apr 8, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Dawson was born Jan 29, 1927, at Bridgeport, CT, a daughter of Robert and Lillian McClure Murdock. Her husband, William David Dawson, died in 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Laura Scott of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Chiarenzelli of Fort Gay; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

DILLON, Virgil
1926-1986
Funeral services for Virgil Hustin Dillon, 60, of Barboursville, WV were conducted Apr 16 in Barboursville with entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He died Apr 14 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Dillon was born Feb 13, 1926, a son of the late Rufus and Annie Dillon. He was an employee of the DeCasper Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Johnson Dillon, a daughter, Fern Waugh of Lesage, a son, Roger David Dillon of Louisa; 3 sisters, Hattie Johnson of Barboursville, Loretta Venoy of Milton and Odfie Bias of Huntington; 2 brothers, Herbert Dillon of Milton and John Dillon of West Hamlin and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 23, 1986

DOUGLAS, Lloyd
RYAN, Shaun Marie (Gill)
Prichard, WV--Two persons were killed Saturday night and 3 others injured as the result of a three car pileup on US 52 near Prichard. Killed were Mrs. Shaun Marie Gill Ryan, 26, assistant Mingo County prosecutor and 25 year old Lloyd Douglas of Catlettsburg. Driver of one vehicle and husband of the deceased Arnold (A.J.) Ryan, Jr., is reported in fair condition in Cabell Huntington Hospital following surgery. Also injured were 2 17 year old Lawrence county girls, who were in the third vehicle. Admitted to Cabell Huntington were the driver Jami M. Powell,  route 5, Louisa and passenger, Glenda Shannon, Chapman. According to West Virginia State Police Trooper R. L. McCallister, the incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. 3 miles from Prichard, Douglas headed south, crossed the center line crashing headon into the Mingo Mercedes Benz. Mrs. Ryan was trapped in the vehicle for more than an hour before personnel from the Kenova Fire Department and Prichard Volunteer Fire Department could free her, Trooper K. S. Stickler said. Stickler said that Ryan had picked up his wife at Tri-State Airport just minutes before the incident. The Lawrence Countians were involved, the trooper pointed out, when their car was unable to avoid the wreckage of the Ryan-Douglas vehicles. Several beer cans were found in the Gate Citian's  1974 Oldsmobile. Stickler added that Dr. William Daniels, medical examiner for Cabell and Wayne Counties extracted blood samples from Douglas' body, which are being examined for alcohol content. Douglas was employed by the Seven-Up Bottling Co. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

EISENROD, Edith (Fyffe)
1919-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Edith S. Eisenrod, 67, of Beverly Hills, CA were conducted Apr 28 at the Redbush Enterprise Baptist Church by Lafe Skaggs. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Eisenrod died Apr 25 in the U.C.L.A. Medical Center at Los Angeles. Mrs. Eisenrod was born Apr 2, 1919, at Blaine, a daughter of Mrs. Judy Skaggs Fyffe of Canton, OH and the late James F. Fyffe. Surviving are her mother, Judy Fyffe of Canton, OH; her husband, Harry E. (Ed) Eisenrod of Beverly Hill, CA; a son, Harold D. Graves of Parma, OH; two sisters, Alda Diamond of Canton and Wilma Fink of Annaheim, CA; a brother, T. J.  Fyffe of Springfield, OH; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangement were by the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

HATFIELD, Carmie
1912-1986
Funeral services for Carmie Hatfield, 73, of Cynthiana, KY, formerly of Lowmansville, were conducted Apr 29 at Chestnut Grove Regular Baptist Church by Rev. Herman Skaggs. Burial was in Hatfield Cemetery, Lowmansville, She died Apr 26 in Logan Hospital at Stanford, KY. She was born Apr 27, 1912, daughter of the late Kenis Hatifeld and Rosie Brown Hatfield. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

HATFIELD, Emily (Burgess)
1903-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Emily Burgess Hatfield, 82, of Ceredo, were conducted Mar 31 in Klingel Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, by Rev. Dr. F. Emerson Wood. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Burial Park. She died Mar 28 in Morris Memorial Nursing Home in Milton. She was born Jul 26, 1903, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Malcolm L. and Amanda Victoria Burgess. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and taught in Lawrence County public schools. She was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist church and the Huntington Garden Club and Rose Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer W. Hatfield. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kermit E. (Dorothy) McGinnis of Huntington; 4 grandchildren, Kermit E. McGinnis, Suzanne McGinnis, Charlotte McGinnis and Mollie McGinnis, 2 great grandchildren, David McGinnis and Laura McGinnis, one sister, Mrs. William A. Cheek of Louisa and one brother, Dr. Frances E. Burgess of Louisville. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

JACKSON, Henderson R.
Funeral services for Henderson R. Jackson, 73, of 233 31st St., Ashland, will be conducted today, Apr 16, at Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Jackson died Monday Apr 14, in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a short illness. He was the husband of Freida Dixon Jackson. Mr. Jackson was born Mar 6, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fred and Leona Queen Jackson. He was a retired electrician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Freida Dixon Jackson, a daughter, Miss Catherine Jackson, at home. Friends may call today 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

JOBE, Clyde B.
1901-1986
A graveside service for Clyde B. Jobe, 85, of Phelps, KY, formerly of Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Apr 9, at Shady Grove Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Mr. Jobe died Tuesday, Apr 8 in Phelps Health Care Center, Phelps, KY. Mr. Jobe was born Jan 9, 1901 in Louisa, a son of the late Harvey and Melissa Marcum Jobe. Surviving are 2 sisters, Ivory Burton of Florida and Mrs. Ellie Marcum of Huntington, WV and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

KINNER, John David
1914-1986
Funeral services for John David Kinner, 71, of 3415 Robin Lynn Drive, Ashland, were conducted Saturday Apr 5 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Howard Reynolds. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Kinner died Thursday Apr 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Kinner was born Apr 13, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Fredrick and Clara Warnick Kinner. He was a retired Ben Williamson Supply Co. employee and a member of the Centenary Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Thompson Kinner, a son, John David Kinner, Jr., of Milton, WV; 3 sisters in law, Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mrs. Hattie Shank and Mrs. William Patton all of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

LAMBERT, James
1892-1986
Funeral services for James Lambert, 93, of route 2, Fort Gay were conducted Saturday, Mar 29, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Lambert died Thursday, Mar 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Mr. Lambert was born Nov 12, 1892, at Genoa, a son of the late Joseph and Martha Copley Lambert. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Thompson Lambert, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Kitts of Salem, WV; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Gladys Kitts, Mrs. Virginia Cyrus and Mrs. Cora Jean Cyrus, all of Fort Gay; 4 stepsons, Garland Thompson and Ernest Thompson, both of Mansfield, OH and Elza Thompson and Enos Thompson both of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Young of Rossmore, WV and Mrs. Nada Young of Kenova; 29 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 2, 1986

LYCAN Chesley A.
1904-1986
Funeral services for retired Boyd circuit judge Chesley A. Lycan, 82, and Wayne County native were conducted Monday morning in John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Bill Messer and the Rev. Scott Kilgore. Burial was in Lycan Cemetery in Tabors Creek, WV. Judge Lycan died Friday at the residence in Ashland following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lycan was born Feb 2, 1904 in Tabors Creek, WV, a son of the late Henry Willard and Anna May Loar Lycan. He practiced law in Louisa many years before moving to Ashland. Judge Lycan served as a circuit judge for 9 years from 1961 to 1970, before retiring. He also was a partner in the law firm of Dedrich & Lycan. A resident of 821 Rogers Court, Lycan was a member of the First Baptist church, the Rotary Club, and the Boyd County, KY and West Virginia bar associations. He was a graduate of Marshall University, the University of Cincinnati Law School and Harvard Law School. Surviving are his wife, Opal Browder Lycan; 4 daughters, Mary Jo Hendley of Richmond, VA, Christina Ratliff of Rosedale, NY, Frances Langstaff of Westbury, NY and Isabelle Jones of Louisville; 3 brothers, Gilbert Lycan of Deland, FL, Milton S. Lycan and Ralph B. Lycan both of Fort Gay, WV, a sister, Grace L. Waller of Fort Gay, WV;5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

MAGGARD, Eligah (Mack)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Eligah (Mack) Maggard, 84, of route 2, Catlettsburg, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today Apr 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Junior Bevins and Rev. Ed McGranahan. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery route 2, Catlettsburg. Mr. Maggard died Apr 6 at home. Mr. Maggard was born Jan 2, 1902 at Kermit, WV, son of the late Joseph P. and Frances Sparks Maggard. He was retired from the N & W Railroad. Surviving include his wife, Laura Maggard of route 2 Catlettsburg, 2 daughters, Mrs. Peggy Alderman of Dunkenville, TX, Mrs. Mary (Cookie) Croghan of London, OH; one son, Chad Maggard of Winchester, KY; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert Thompson of route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Howard W. Thompson of Alqueppia, PA; 8 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 9,1 986

MARCUM, Elmer Lee
A 43 year old Crum man died early Saturday morning and a second person was injured as the result of a two-vehicle accident on US 52 near Webb. Killed was Elmer Lee Marcum who suffered severe trauma and multiple injuries in the head-on crash, according to West Virginia State Police dispatcher Margaret Mathis. A passenger in the second car, David Preece, 26, of Pilgrim, KY, suffered minor injuries, Deputy Williams Evans said. Preece was taken to Humana Hospital at Louisa, treated and released. Authorities did not release the name of the driver of the vehicle occupied by Preece, Evans said. Dr. William Walker, acting coroner, said Marcum was pronounced dead at 5:40 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital. Marcum's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston for an autopsy, he said. Funeral arrangements were handled by Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Mr. Marcum was  an employee of Marrowbone Development Co. Survivors are his wife, Myrtle Marcum; one daughter, Tiffany Ann Marcum and 2 sons, Elmer Lee Marcum, Jr. and Shawn Allen Marcum, all at home. Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, Apr 16 at his residence with burial in Marcum family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

MOORE, Elbert Ray
1933-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Elbert Ray Moore, 52, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Apr 28 at Moores Chapel Church in Louisa by the Rev. Dave Bevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Apr 25 in University Hospital at Columbus. Mr. Moore was born Dec 1, 1933, in Kentucky, a son of Elbert Moore of Kenvoa, WV and the late Mary Jane Jent Moore. He was an employee of Owen-Illinois Co., at Columbus. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Julia Cochran Moore; 2 daughters, Mrs. Brenda R. Tussey of Columbus and Mrs. Linda K. Martin of Lithopolis, OH; 2 sons, Brian Moore of Lancaster, OH and Douglas Moore at home; 2 brothers, John H. Moore of Marion, OH and Willie Moore of Catlettsburg; 6 half brothers, 4 half sisters and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

PARKS, Willie A.
1918-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Willie A. Parks, 67, of route 1, Pedro, OH were conducted Apr 27 at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Graveside military rites were also conducted. Mr. Parks died Apr 24 in the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Parks was born Sep 22, 1918, at Torchlight, a son of the late George Edward and Mary Elizabeth Price Parks. He was disabled World War II veteran, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are 3 sisters, Cleo Henry of Richardson, Pearl Dutton of Rush and Mrs. Jean Hammond of Grove City, OH and a brother, Herman Parks of Ashland. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

QUEEN, William
1902-1986
Graveside services for Lawrence County native, William F. Queen, 83, of 4126 Cabel St., Ashland, were conducted Monday, Apr 7 at the Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Curtis McComis. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Queen died Friday, Apr 4 in Elmwood Village Nursing Center. Mr. Queen was born May 15, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Frank and Nora Miller Queen. He was retired manager of the meat department of the Gallaher's Gateway Market and a member of the Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Hall Queen; 2 daughters, Bonnie Jo Shirkey of Columbus, OH and Lillian F. Wilke of Arcadia, CA; 2 sons, Ellis Marvin Gillum of Ocala, FL and Julis F. Gillum of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Maggard of Ashland; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

 

ROBERTS, Angela
1964-1986
A 21 year old dental assistant was killed Friday evening while jogging on US 23 south of Louisa. Killed was Angela Roberts, route 3, Louisa, who police said was struck by an automobile as she crossed the highway east near the intersection with Old Mayo Trail. Mrs. Roberts was pronounced dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa shortly after 7:30 p.m. Police said the vehicle was driven by 19 year old Chester Blevins of route 2 Fort Gay. No citations were issued, although the mishap is under investigation. Mrs. Roberts is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rice. Her father is track coach at Boyd County High School. Big Sandy News, Apr 2. 1986

Funeral services for Angela Dawn Roberts, 21, of Louisa, were conducted Monday Mar 31 at the Young  Funeral Home by the Rev. Douglas Kelly. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Friday Mar 28, in Humana Hospital-Louisa from injuries suffered in a traffic accident. Mrs. Roberts was born Aug 14, 1964, in Huntington, a daughter of Paul F. and Marilyn Shivel Rice of Louisa. She was a dental assistant for Dr. H. B. Lewis. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Robert N. Roberts, a sister, Tammy Rice of Louisa, a brother, Paul C. Rice of Louisa and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laban Shivel of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 2, 1986

SCARBERRY, Elsie (Perry)
1934-1986
Funeral services for Elsie M. Scarberry, 51, of route 2, Louisa were conducted Tuesday, Apr 8 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Scarberry died Saturday Apr 5 at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Scarberry was born Dec 30 1934, a daughter of the late Ray and Jessie Vaughan Perry. She was a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Curtis E. Scarberry, a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Maynard of Louisa; her stepmother, Mrs. Mollie Perry of Louisa; 6 sisters, Mrs. Ralph Jarrell of Sugar Grove, OH, Mrs. Ronnie Winn of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Paul Ratliff of Dinwiddie, VA, Mrs. Rosa Koons of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Marvin Salyers of Blaine and Mrs. Gene Phelps of Knoxville, TN; 5 brothers, Don Perry, Coleman Perry and Jimmy R. Perry all of Louisa, Dave Perry of Mansfield, OH and John Perry of Bardstown, and 2 grandsons, Keith and Joey. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

SPENCER, Kenneth Ray
1936-1986
Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Spencer, 49, of Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Apr 5 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery. Mr. Spencer died Thursday Apr 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Spencer was born Dec 22, 1936 at Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Laura Spencer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carol Spencer, a son, Jimmie Ray Spencer, at home, 3 sisters, Dorothy McKinster and Mary E. McKinster, both of Louisa and Viola Thompson of Cedar Vale, KS and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

THOMPSON, Beecher
1909-1986
Funeral services for Beecher Thompson, 77, of route 1, Fort Gay were conducted Friday, Apr 4 at Big Hurricane Baptist Church at Fort Gay, by the Rev. Harry Christian. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Tuesday, Apr 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 5, 1909 at Fort Gay, a son of the late James and Mary Childers Thompson. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Marshall Thompson; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Bernard Cyrus of Fort Gay and Mrs. Sturgill Frasher of Cincinnati; a stepson, William Marshall of Toledo, OH; 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 9, 1986

VAUGHN, Ormond
1904-1986
Funeral services for Ormond Dixon "Dick" Vaughn, 81, of 622 28th St., Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday, Apr 14, at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Aaron Miller. Burial was in Rome Cemetery at Rome, OH. He died Friday Apr 11, in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Vaughn was born Aug 25, 1904 at Louisa, a son of the late Charles Thomas and Ida May Fitch Vaughn. He was a retired ironworker and a member of the First Baptist church of Kenova and Ironworker's Union Local 769. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Violet Fink Vaughn; a son, Carl Thomas Vaughn, of St. Louis, MO, 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Cole of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Mary Carol Debo of Cleveland, OH, a brother, Clyde R. Vaughn of Parkersburg, WV, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bernice Worthley of Bingham, MI and Mrs. Margaret Perry of Travis City, MI; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1986

VINSON, Jessie (Bartram)
1914-1986
Funeral services for Jessie Bartram Vinson, 72, of Fort Gay, WV were conducted Apr 24 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Vinson died Apr 21. She was born Apr 1, 1914, daughter of the late Felix Bartram and Virgie Wilson Bartram. Her husband, Clifford Vinson, died in 1970. She was a retired practical nurse from Louisa General Hospital and the Riverview Hospital. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Andy Hersey of Grove City, OH and one brother, Harold Bartram of Mansfield, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

WARD, Julia (Lambert)
1894-1986
Graveside services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Julia Ward, 92, of Pikeville were conducted Apr 29 at the Lambert Cemetery route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Ward died Apr 27 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Pikeville. Mrs. Ward was born Mar 19, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harm and Cynthia Stidham Lambert. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dona Wolf of Virginia and a brother, Jason Lambert of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 30, 1986

 

WOOTEN, Curtis V.
1910-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Curtis V. Wooten, 75, of Jo-Lin Convalescent Center, Ironton, OH, formerly of Huntington, WV, were conducted Apr 22 Tuesday, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Powellsville, OH by Pastor Mike Hout. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Mr. Wooten died Saturday Apr 19 in Lawrence County General Hospital. Mr. Wooten was born Nov 10, 1910, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry Forest and Mary Alma Parsons Wooten. He was a former employee of Home Supply Co., Huntington. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and St. John's Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death  by his wife, Edythe M. Wooten, on Feb 3, 1982, and one brother, Paul Wooten. Survivors include one daughter and son in law, Myrna and Jack Nease of South Point, OH; one son, Larry C. Wooten of Prattville, AL; one sister, Cloteen Creekbaum of Lucasville, OH, 6 brothers, Edgar Wooten, Elmer D. Wooten and Courtney Wooten, all of Sciotoville, OH, Wayne Wooten of Portsmouth, OH, Cliff Wooten of California and Mylo Wooten of Mansfield, OH; 3 granddaughters, Kim Cooper, Lori Petty and Lisa Steadham, all of Georgia; 2 grandsons, Scott Nease of South Point and Blaine Nease of Columbus, OH; 5 great granddaughters, Wendy Steadham, Suzie Steadham and Amanda Cooper all of Georgia and Christy Nease and Tara Conley, both of South Point, 7 great grandsons, Scotty Nease of South Point and Larry Petty, Josh Petty, Clint Petty, Jason Cooper, Shannon Cooper and Joey Eells, all of Georgia; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Apr 23, 1986

YOUNG, Bessie M. (DeBord)
1899-1986

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie M. Young, 87, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Apr 17 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Young-Skaggs Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mrs. Young died Tuesday Apr 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Young was born Feb 5, 1899, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth O'Brian DeBord. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Reynolds of Tennessee and Mrs. Fannie Faye Tiokasin of Olgana, WA; 3 sons, Dencil Young, Tom Young and Otto Young, all of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Vanhoose of Louisa, 48 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 23, 1986

 

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BURKE, James
1901-1986
Funeral services for James Burke, 84, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, May 8, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in See Cemetery. Mr. Burke died Monday May 5, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Burke was born Oct 1,, 1901, at Louisa, a son of the late Charley and Emma Maynard Burke. He retired as a coal miner from Borderland Colliers Co. and was a past master of Warfield Masonic Lodge 882 and a board member of Northeast Kentucky Area Development Council. He was a member of the El Hasa Shrine Temple in Ashland, Ray G. Tipton Council 98 R & SM and Paintsville Commandary 48 Knights Templar and Louisa Chapter 95 R A & M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virlie Endicott Burke; a daughter, Mrs. James D. Sloan of Louisa, 2 sons, Mack Burke and Ben Burke both of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. Bliss Bowen of Louisa and Mrs. Clyde Crabtree and Mrs. Ida Short, both of Columbus, a brother, Allen Burke of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

CHEATHAM, Emma (Dixon)
1910-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Dixon Cheatham, 75, of 919 Blackburn Ave. Ashland, were conducted Tuesday May 6, at the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Cheatham died Friday May 2, in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Cheatham was born Jul 31, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late C. C. and Cynthia Justice Dixon. She was a member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Guy Cheatham, 2 brothers, John Dixon of Ashland and Walter Dixon of Urbana, OH and 2 sisters, Sarah Jane Hayes of Ironton, OH and Liddie Chapman. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

COLVIN, Lelia M. (Caudill)
Funeral services for Lelia M. Colvin, 59, of 81 West Clark St., North Hampton, OH, were conducted today in the Conroy Funeral Home, Springfield, with burial in Fern-Cliff Cemetery. She died Saturday may 17, in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH following an automobile accident. She was born Jan 14, 1927, in Ashland, KY, a daughter of Earl and Lelia Thompson Caudill. She was employed as a manager of Diane's Carryout for over 10 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Delva Snyder of Springfield and Tammy Colvin of Marysville; 1 sister, Edna Scott of Dayton, OH, 4 brothers, Lawrence of Texas, Delbert and Winfred both of Georgia and Curtis of Tennessee, and 1 granddaughter. Big Sandy news, May 21, 1986

HALL, Cora (Ekers)
Funeral and burial services for Cora Ekers Hall of Columbus OH were conducted in Ohio. She died Tuesday May 6. Mrs. Hall, daughter of the late Lee and Smanthia Wellman Ekers, from Lawrence county, KY was the widow of Greely Hall. Surviving are 2 sons, Greely Hall, Jr., and Harold Hall, 2 daughters, Marie Jacobs and Janice Hall, one brother, Okey Ekers of Holiday, FL; one half brother, Frank Ekers of Columbus, OH and several grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 21, 1986

HAMMOND, Steve
1901-1986
Funeral services for W. S. "Steve" Hammond 84, of Westwood, were conducted Monday, May 12 at the Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hammond died Thursday May 8 in Oakmont Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. Mr. Hammond was born Aug 27, 1901 in Louisa, a son of the late Albert and Hattie Howell Hammond. His first wife, Frankie Wells Hammond, preceded him in death. He was a retired oil well engineer with International Operating Engineers of Ohio, and a retired member of Local 18A , Alliance of International Operating Engineers of Ohio. He was a member of Fred M. Gross Masonic Lodge 953 F & AM and Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Dillow Hammond; a son, Thomas E. Hammond of Westwood, 4 daughters, Mrs. Jack B. (Bobbie Jean) O'Neal of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Kenneth B. (Virginia) Morris of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. C. Earl (Josie) Andy of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Patsy H. Wilson of Shreveport, LA; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Arthur (Doris) Preston of Westwood, Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Price of Tennessee and Mrs. Norman (Linda) Vance of Pickerington, OH; 2 brothers, Raymond Hammond of Louisa and Joseph Ray Hammond of Westwood, a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Goldie) Boggs of Milton, WV; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

HENSON, Martha "Granny" (Flynn)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Martha (Granny) Henson, 85, of Louisa, will be conducted today May 21 at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She died Sunday May 18, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bloomer Henson, in 1957. She was born Nov 10, 1900, at Fallsburg, daughter of Bertha Jordan Flynn. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Donna Adkins, Louisa, one son, Charles A. Henson, Walbridge, OH, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

HEWLETT, Josephine (Carter)
1891-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine C. Hewlett, 95, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Thursday May 8, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Mrs. Hewlett died Monday May 5, at her home. Mrs. Hewlett was born Feb 21, 1891, at Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Eliza Cordle Carter. Her husband, Milton Hewlett, died in 1984. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mollie Muncy of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

HINKLE, Sella (Moore)
1907-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Sella Thompson Hinkle, 79, of Ft. Gay, WV, were conducted Monday, May 12 at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Bert Miller and the Rev. Johnny Adkins. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Hinkle died Friday May 16, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Hinkle was born Apr 3, 1907, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jerry and Ardelia Thompson Moore. Her husband, Dewey Hinkle, died in 1983. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Ella McCoy, Mrs. Dovie Spurlock, Mrs. Crista McCoy, and Mrs. Bertha McKinster, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Clora George of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Lexie Pelphrey of Oil Springs, Mrs. Mary E. Thompson of Ohio; 5 sons, Valkie Thompson and Freddie Thompson, both of Louisa, Gallie Thompson of River, Roscoe Castle, Columbus, OH and Greenie Castle, a sister, Lizzie Vanhoose of Woodstock, OH, 3 brothers, Bert Moore of Urbana, OH, Sam Moore and Harlan Moore both of Louisa; 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

HOLBROOK, Mollie M. (Cordle)
1897-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mollie M. Holbrook, 88, of Baltimore, were conducted Sunday, May 18, in the Emerson-Newkirk-Warehime Funeral home with the Rev. Raymond McDaniel, Jr., officiating. Interment was in Kirkersville Cemetery. Mrs. Holbrook died Thursday at her residence. She was born Jun 15, 1897 in Lawrence County, KY to the late Jerry and Hannah Clevenger Cordle. She was a member of Wesleyn Church and OES Parthenia Chapter No. 124. She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Bill and Clara Holbrook, Daytona Beach, FL; daughters and sons in law, Rita and Vincent Wolf, Baltimore, OH, Juanita and William Snyder, Columbus, OH and Joann and Ted Lee, Jr., Baltimore, OH; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

KITCHEN, Edgar
1915-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Edgar Kitchen, Ashland, were conducted May 1 in Miller Funeral Home by Dr. Charles Turkington. Burial was in Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Kitchen died Apr 29 at the residence. Mr. Kitchen was born Feb 21, 1915, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John James and Mary Rice Kitchen. He started work in Ashland as a barber in the Henry Clay Hostel, later operating a grocery at Willowood, OH and a farm in his native county. He was the original developer of Elmwood Village Convalescent  Center, owner of the Kentucky Motel and an area businessman. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ashland Rotary Club, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Peebles, OH Masonic Lodge; Ashland Commandary 28; Everett Council 65 R & SM; Apperson Chapter 81 RAM; and the El Hasa Shrine. He was a World War II Army medical corps veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Woods Kitchen; 2 daughters, Deborah Kitchen Stanley of Mount Sterling and Rhonda Susan Kitchen of Palm Beach, FL; a son, Edgar Brett Kitchen of Lexington; 4 sisters, Herma Smith of Louisa, Edra Thompson, Alene Davis and Ruth Austin all of Ashland; a brother, William Okey Kitchen of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

KITCHEN, Wanda (Stuart)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Mae Kitchen, 85, of route 1, Webbville, will be conducted today May 28, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Larry Fraley. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery. Mrs. Kitchen died Sunday May 25 at her home. Mrs. Kitchen was born Sep 11, 1900, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bush Stuart. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Loura Parsons of Webbville; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1986

LANEY, Lula Mae (Skaggs)
1911-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Lula Mae Laney, 74, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday May 25 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Laney family cemetery. Mrs. Laney died Friday May 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Laney was born Oct 30, 1911, a daughter of the late Elbert and Virgie Kelly Skaggs. Surviving are her husband, Sam Laney, 2 daughters, Mrs. Jesse Branham of Grayson and Mrs. Jack Priode of Louisa; 7 sons, Jim Laney, Sam Laney, Jr., Mack Laney and William Laney, all of Louisa, Robert Laney of West Union, OH and Larry Laney and David Laney both of Greenville, AL; a sister, Mrs. Tennie Skaggs of Louisa; 28 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1986

LEMASTER, Effie
1896-1986
Funeral services for Miss Effie Lemaster, 89 of Flat Gap, were conducted Sunday, May 4 at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap. Miss Lemaster died Wednesday Apr 30, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center at Louisa following a long illness. Miss Lemaster was born Oct 29, 1896, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late William and Minerva Slone Lemaster. She was a retired Johnson County teacher and member of old Hood United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 nieces and 7 nephews. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

MARCUM, Veacher
1914-1986
Funeral services for Veacher Marcum, 72, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Saturday May 10, in the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jim Fillers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Wednesday May 7 at his home. Mr. Marcum was born Feb 2, 1914 in Dingus, WV, a son of the late Mose and Mary Vance Marcum. he was a retired Eastern Coal Co. miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Marie Marcum; 2 sons, John B. Marcum of Louisa, and William F. Marcum of Florida; 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Meade of Georgia and Mrs. Linda Lou Marcum of Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Linda Adkins of Lavalette, WV; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

PARSLEY, Grace
1904-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Parsley 82, of 210 Lady Washington St., Louisa will be conducted today May 28, at 12 in the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Mrs. Parsley died Sunday may 25 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Apr 29, 1904. She was the widow of Wayne Parsley. Survivors include 2 daughters, Deloris Varney of Columbus, OH and Ola Mae Turner of Keystone Heights, FL and one son, Herbert Compton of Turkey Creek. Big Sandy news, May 28,1986

POPE, Charley
1900-1986
Funeral services for Charley Pope, 86, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Monday, May 5, at the New Friendship United Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Bromley Marcum and the Rev. Sterling Marcum. Burial was in the Pope family cemetery. Mr. Pope died Friday May 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Mr. Pope was born Jan 10, 1900, a son of the late Roscoe and Nannie Coleman Pope. His wife, Florence Pope, died in 1985. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Webb and Mrs. Betsy Kirk both of Louisa, 4 sons, William Pope, Ermel Pope and Charley Garland Pope, all of Louisa and Roscoe Pope of Inez, 29 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

REYNOLDS, Charlotte Anne
1913-1986
Funeral services for Charlotte Anne Reynolds, 73, of Circleville, OH were conducted Friday, May 9, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Douglas Kelly, minister. Burial was in the Muncy-Hay Cemetery on route 1, Louisa. Miss Reynolds died Tuesday May 6 in Circleville Health Care Center. Miss Reynolds was born Apr 10, 1913 in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Harlan and Amanda Victoria France Reynolds. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Garnet Roberts of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Dixie Bates of Mansfield, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Vivian Stumbo of Michigan and a half brother, Cleveland Cox of Chicago. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

ROBERTSON Ronald
1964-1986
Funeral services for Ronald Allen Robertson, 21, of Cardington, OH formerly of Ft. Gay, WV, were conducted Tuesday May 20, at the Oak Grove Methodist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Robertson family cemetery. Mr. Robertson died Thursday May 15, in Cardington, OH, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Robertson was born Dec 13, 1964 in Columbus, OH, a son of Ronald Robertson of Fort Gay and Lucille Cyrus Robertson of Fort Gay. He was head cook at the Holiday Inn North, Columbus, OH. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Debbie Jean Robertson of Fort Gay, 2 brothers, James Darrell Robertson and Randy Lee Robertson, both of Fort Gay; paternal grandparents, Opal and John Robertson of Fort Gay; maternal grandparents, Shirley and John Cyrus of Fort Gay and step grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hall of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

SALMONS, Purlina (Pauley)
1886-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Purlina Salmons, 99, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday May 3, at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Frank Copley. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. Mrs. Salmons died Wednesday in a Vero Beach hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Salmons was born Sep 18, 1886, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Hannah Walker Pauley. Surviving are a son, Roy Salmons of Vero Beach, a sister, Thelma Philpott of Bassett, VA and a brother, Con Pauley of Richmond, VA. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

SEE, Ann (Vaughan)
1909-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann See, 77, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Saturday May 10 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by John Simms, minister. Burial was in the See Cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Mrs. See  died Wednesday May 7 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. See was born Mar 9, 1909 in Dwale, a daughter of the late Ed and Susan Vaughan. Surviving are her husband, Jack G. See, 2 daughters, Mrs. Martha A. Crank and Mrs. Hazel Ruth Perry, both of Mansfield, OH; 5 sons, Marvin See, Jack See, and Jim See, all of Mansfield and Herman See and Paul See, both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Webb of Dwale, Mrs. Pearl Blanton of Pikeville and Mrs. Alice Vaughan of Prestonsburg, 3 brothers, Jake Vaughan of Prestonsburg, Amos Vaughan of Dwale and Ersel Vaughan of Mount Olive, TN; 31 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

SKEENS, Eunice (Hurd-Muncey)
1911-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Hurd Muncey Skeens, 74, of Louisa, were conducted Monday May 26 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Skeens died Friday May 23, in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Skeens was born Nov 8, 1911, in Speery, OK, a daughter of the late Marion and Minnie Crider Hurd. Her first husband, Elmer Muncey died in 1935. Her second husband, Lindsey Skeens, died in 1984. Surviving are 3 daughters, Roberta Skeens, of Ocala, FL, Pauline Compton of Ashland, Linda Perry of Frankfort, a son, Ira Skeens of Flatwoods; a brother, Ralph Hurd of Skiatook, OK; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1986

SMITH, Bert
1902-1986
Funeral services for Bert F. Smith, 83, Fallsburg, were conducted May 16 in Fallsburg Tabernacle by Rev. Charles Wright and Rev. Bruce Cooksey. Burial was in Glenwood Queen Cemetery. Mr. Smith died May 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Smith was born Oct 1, 1902 in Carter County, a son of the late Doc and Anna Roberts Smith. He retired after 26 years as a self-employed Fallsburg merchant and was the oldest member of Fallsburg Tabernacle, attending the church for 31 years. He was a member of Greenhill Masonic Lodge 521 F & AM and Royal Arch 95 ARM at Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Queen Smith; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Williams of Crestview, FL and Ruby Holbrook of Louisa and 5 brothers, Ted Smith, Randall Smith, Fred Smith and Ed Smith all of Louisa and Jay Smith of London, OH. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

SPARKS, Emma Lee (Skaggs)
1907-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lee Skaggs Sparks, 78, Martha, were conducted May 16 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Theril Daniel, Clarence Mathis and Ulysses Skaggs. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Sparks died May 13 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. Mrs. Sparks was born Jun 30, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Rev. P. H. and Lizzie Coffey Skaggs. She was the widow of Hewey Sparks. She was a 44 year member of Big Blaine United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Sparks Edwards of Martha; 2 brothers, Lawrence O. Skaggs of Mazie and Phillip L. Skaggs of Waverly, OH; 5 sisters, Jewell Taulbee and Edria Skaggs, both of Waverly, Norma Greene of Columbus, OH, Ellen Green of Grove City, OH and Sally Barker of Londonderry, OH; 2 grandchildren and a great granddaughter, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

STEPP, William Raymond
1915-1986
Funeral services for William Raymond Stepp, 70, route 1, Louisa were conducted May 22 at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Tommy Meade. Burial was in Childers Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Mr. Stepp died May 20 at home. Mr. Stepp was born Nov 20, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of Mrs. Effie Wooten Stepp Wilbur of Louisa and the late Ben Stepp. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II veteran. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Joyce Childers Stepp; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donna Jean Money of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Rose Mary Borders of Louisa, Mrs. Carol Vanhoose of Van Lear and Mrs. Rebecca Preston of Raleigh NC; 3 sons, William Randall Stepp, Joey Stepp and James Stepp, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eveline Preston of Louisa, Mrs. Gladys Marsh of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Gaynelle Blakley of Ypsilanti, MI; a brother, Hubert Stepp of Bluefield, WV; 2 half brothers, Clarence Wilbur of Ashland and Larry Wilbur of Clinton, MI; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 28, 1986

TAYLOR, Maxine (Ball)
1911-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine B. Taylor, 75, of 434 Rice St., Louisa, were conducted Thursday May 8, at Myrtle Chapel Church at route 3 Louisa by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died Tuesday May 6, at her home. Mrs. Taylor was born Jan 11, 1911 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Blaine and Martha Short Ball. She was a retired Lawrence County Health Department registered nurse. Surviving are 3 sisters, Thelma Roberts and Jacqueline Ball, both of Louisa, and June Woods of Grayson and 4 brothers, C. E. "Perk" Ball of St. Albans, WV, Dan D. Ball and Blaine Ball, both of Louisa, and Mont W. Ball of Xenia, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 14, 1986

VINSON, Kizzie Clay Burns
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Kizzie Clay Burns Vinson of Huntington, WV, were conducted Tuesday May 20 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church by the Rev. Father C. J. Federico. Entombment will be in Woodmere Abbey. Mrs. Vinson died Sunday May 18, 1986 at her residence after a long illness. Mrs. Vinson had been a resident of Huntington since 1953. She was the widow of Oscar J. Vinson. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy in Cincinnati, OH and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded a gold medal in violin. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church; the Woman's Club of Huntington, the Huntington Garden Club, Buford Chapter D. A. R.; a past regent of the Louisa Chapter of D.A.R., a member of the Guyan Golf and Country Club and a member of the Order of First Families of Virginia. Surviving is a daughter, Sydney Burns Turnbull (Mrs. William C. Turnbull) of Huntington. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

WEBB, Burgess
1915-1986
Funeral services for Burgess Webb, 70 route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 23 in the Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Apr 20 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Oct 27, 1915, in Wayne County, a son of the late Pearl J. Webb and Lillie B. Sexton Webb. He is survived by his wife, Anise Collins Webb, route 1, Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mary Etta Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, Lelia Stamper, Grayson, Edna Porter, Radnor, WV, 3 brothers, Pearl Webb, Jr., route 1, Fort Gay, Ira C. Webb, Mullens, WV and Harlan Webb, Mansfield, OH. Arrangements were by Morris Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 7, 1986

WORKMAN, Julie
Funeral services for Julie Workman, 18 month old daughter of Donald and Melanie Workman of Trenton, MI were conducted Saturday May 17 at Richardson Chapel in Lawrence County. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut. Surviving in addition to her parents, are a sister, Jolene Workman at home, a half sister, Donna Jean Workman at home, a half brother, James Workman at home; the paternal grandmother, Opal Workman of Whitehouse and the maternal grandparents. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1986

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BOGGS, Robert
1899-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. Robert Boggs of Big Lost Creek were held Jun 19 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Cecil Stephenson and the Rev. Charles Lynbrook. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery on Big Lost Creek. Mr. Boggs died Jun1 6 at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. He was born Jul 10, 1899 in Lawrence county, son of the late James and Phoebe Boggs. Mr. Boggs was a minister and farmer. His wife, Laura Bell Stephen Boggs died in 1977. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Jones of Grayson, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Colley of Lloyd and Mrs. Kathryn Couch of Dayton, OH; 4 sons, Robert Boggs, Carlos Boggs and Eddie Boggs, all of Belleville, MI and Alfred Boggs of Adrian, MI; a brother, Harry Boggs of South Shore; 45 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 25,1986

CARTMEL, Thomas Greenville
1923-1986
Funeral services for Thomas Greenville Cartmel, 63, route 2, Catlettsburg will be held today Jun 4 at the Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Cartmel died Jun 2 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. He was born Feb 13, 1923 in Lawrence County, son of the late Greenville Kinner and Mary Elizabeth Stuart Cartmel. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ruth Cartmel, 4 daughters, Mrs. William McGuire, Mrs. Samuel Laney, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ernest McGuire of Ashland, and Mrs. Arnold Carter of Blaine, a son Thomas Edward Cartmel of Catlettsburg, 3 sisters, Mrs. Earl Williamson, Mrs. Robert Roberts and Mrs. Marshall Dixon, a brother, Raymond Cartmel 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

COLLIER, Lula (Skaggs)
1892-1986
Funeral services for Lula Skaggs Collier, 94, of Portsmouth, OH, were conducted Thursday, Jun 5, at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Elder Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Collier died Jun 2 following a long illness. Mrs. Collier was born Apr 28, 1892 in Skaggs, KY, a daughter of the late Jim and Mary Boggs Skaggs. Her husband, Charlie Collier, died in 1976. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elva Holt, Portsmouth, OH, one sister, Mrs. Mary Conley, Louisa and one granddaughter, Lula Robertson of Elyria, OH. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 11, 1986

CURNUTTE, Amos
1922-1986
Graveside services for Lawrence County native, Amos Curnutte, 54, of Hamilton Personal Care Home, Ashland, were conducted Monday Jun 23 at Winslow Cemetery. He died Friday Jun 20 at his home following a long illness. He was born Nov 19, 1932, at Louisa, a son of the late Amos Curnutte Sr. and Charlotte Caperton Curnutte. He was a self-employed plumber. Surviving is an uncle, Tom Caperton of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 25, 1986

DANIELS, Emory Lowell
1922-1986
Graveside services for Charley native Emory Lowell Daniels, 64, of Huntington, were held Jun 16 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Huntington. Mr. Daniels died Jun 14 in Milton, WV. He was born Apr 18, 1922 in Charley, son of the late Elliott and Virgie Wheeler Daniels. Mr. Daniels was a World War II army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thea Grady Daniels; 2 sons, James E. Daniels of Huntington and Fred E. Daniels of Boynton Beach, FL; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Lyons of Columbus, IN, and Nancy Daniels and Mrs. Mary Westfall both of Flatwoods; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alva Worthington of Accokeek, MD, Mrs. Alma Stafford of Ashland and Mrs. Marie Sartin of Fisherville, KY; a brother, Havlyn Daniels of Louisville; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 25, 1986

EVANS, Myrtle
MURRAY, Roosevelt
Kentucky State Police are intensifying the probe of the shooting death of a local woman and her father who was bludgeoned at his home in the Brushy area of Lawrence County.

Assistant Lawrence County Coroner Ted Preston said that 56 year old Myrtle Evans, mother of 9, was shot to death. Her body was found Saturday morning on a steep incline below a dump in the Rockhouse area by Coroner Aaron Moore; state medical examiner Dr. David Wolfe, and a local resident Russell Estep. Preston said that Mrs. Evans' 75 year old father Roosevelt Murray, died from a blow to the head from a blunt instrument.

According to Preston, his body was found in the front room at the residence, located 10 miles west of Louisa off KY 1760, about 11 p.m. Friday, strapped to a chair. He was secured with drape strips, curtain cord, telephone cord and bedding strips.  Also the house was "very smoked up" Preston continued. Smoldering mattresses in two bedrooms caused the smoke, but there was no other damages. Kentucky State Police are attempting to put together the pieces to this puzzle. The elderly man's body was found by an unidentified woman, believed to be his granddaughter and Mrs. Evans' daughter, who was seeking the whereabouts of Mrs. Evans, who had not reported for work at the Dollar General Store in Louisa.

She saw the body of the man and reported the incident to police. Several miles from where Mrs. Evans' fully clothed body was found, police had discovered the previous afternoon the "remains" of her 1974 Chevrolet Impala, that was gutted by fire.

Preston said that the autopsy was conducted Saturday in Frankfort at the state medical examiner's office. She died of multiple bullet wounds, but he would not divulge how many. KSP are attempting to determine the caliber of the weapon, he added. Preston said if all of the bullets had been fired into the woman at once, she would have died instantly.

Preston said the house was "so smoked up" they could not determine if there had been a struggle. He said the autopsy revealed that both persons had been dead for more than a week. There have been no arrests in regards to the murders, but police have jailed a male suspect in Johnson County on an unrelated charge according to Moon.

According to a knowledgeable unidentified source, that area of Lawrence county has been plagued by a rash of burglaries with numerous guns stolen. One theory is that the killings were the result of a burglary at Mr. Murray's house. Mrs. Evans who resided on Ash Branch, had been staying with her father for about 3 weeks since he had been released from the hospital.

According to Trooper Gary Kistner, public information officer, for the Kentucky State Police Ashland Post, Det. Clyde Johns is heading the investigation is Sheriff Arlie Hoover Workman and the Sheriff's department.

Dollar General manager Glenda Prince said that Mrs. Evans did not show up for work on May 24, although she was usually punctual and had not missed a day of work since employed 8 months ago. She said Mrs. Evans was a friend of the family. "My mother Mary Vanhoose and Myrtle would go place together. She was like a mother to me." Mrs. Prince said that Mrs. Evans was industrious and hardworking. She was a partner in E & E Furniture Store at Blaine. On her off days from Dollar General she would work at the furniture store. "We will certainly miss her, " Mrs. Prince added tearfully. "She was the sweetest person I ever knew. The last time Mrs. Evans worked at Dollar General was May 20. She formerly worked at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

Funeral services for Myrtle Evans, 56, of Louisa, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Jun 4 in Delbarton, WV by the Rev. Bill Snodgrass and the Rev. Curtis Stallard. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery in Taylorsville, WV. Mrs. Evans was found dead May 31 of gunshot wounds. She was born Feb 23, 1930 in Glen Alem, WV. Survivors include 5 sons, Jesse Evans, Johnny Evans, Michael Evans, tony Curry and Kenneth Evans, all of Delbarton, WV; 4 daughters, Louise Mullins, Joyce Clark, Wanda Mullins, all of Delbarton, Sue Fields of Louisa and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

GUSSLER, Freland Ray
1897-1986
Funeral services for Freland Ray "F.R." Gussler, 88, of route 1, Louisa, were held Jun 8 at 2 p.m. at the Louisa Freewill Baptist church by the Rev. Kay Thompson and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial followed at the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Gussler died Friday Jun 6 at his home. He was born Nov 20, 1897, at Adams, a son of the late Richard and Louisa Hayes Gussler. His wife, Ugie Ethel Wellman Gussler, died in 1946. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Clifton Carter of Adams, Mrs. Cornell Salyer of Blaine and Miss Lorraine Gussler of Louisa; 3 sons, Richard Gussler and Donald Gussler both of Louisa and Ray Gussler of Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 11, 1986

HUTCHISON, Thurman
1910-1986
Funeral services for Thurman Hutchison were conducted Friday Jun 5, at Newcomb Church, route 4, Louisa by the Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery. Mr. Hutchison died Jun 3 at his home. He was born Sep 28, 1910, in Louisa, son of the late Martin and Lillie Lovejoy Hutchison. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Jones Hutchison; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Johnson of Staffordsville, 3 sons, Bob Hutchison and Harold Hutchison both of Louisa and David Hutchison of Pontiac, MI; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Daniels of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Hardeman of Vanceburg and Mrs. Dova Bunting of Dade City, FL; 4 brothers, Garland Hutchison of Zephyr Hills, FL, Richard Hutchison and Anderson Hutchison, both of Dade City, and Claude Hutchison of Fallsburg; 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 11, 1986

KELLY Charlton D.
1963-1986
Last rites for a 22 year old Fort Gay soldier drowned in Georgia, were conducted May 29 in Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Campbell family cemetery. Spc. 4 Charlton Dale Kelly drowned May 24 swimming with friends near Clarks Hill Lake in Lake Springs, SC. He was stationed in Germany and was a member of the Salt Peter Church. He was born Dec 29, 1963, in Fort Gay, a son of Arthur Dale and Christine Johnston Kelly. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Grant (Heidi) Maynard of Fort Gay and Veronica Kelly of Williamson; one brother, James "Jamie" Kelly of Fort Gay; maternal grandparents, Ashley and Billie Johnston of Fort Gay; paternal grandparents, Grady and Mildred Campbell Kelly of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

LEWIS, Paul
Zelda--A strong under current was blamed for the drowning last week of a 40 year old Sandy Hook man in the Big Sandy River. Local fire department rescue squads searched the river more than 28 hours before finding the body Friday about 4 p.m. of Paul Lewis, about 40 feet downstream from where he was pulled under near Zelda. He reportedly was wading with 2 friends, and went under in a deep spot, unable to swim. Eight firemen from the Fallsburg Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene, with communications coordinated by Art Hager for the unit. He said that Magistrate Bill Hewlett, member of the department, supervised bulldozing with county equipment a road into Blaine Creek to launch boats for the search. Al Fannin, assistant Fallsburg department chief, and fireman Paul Yates and an unidentified Fallsburg fireman recovered the body. Also assisting in the search were member of the Louisa, Big Sandy, Fort Gay and Kenova volunteer fire departments. Funeral services were conducted Jun 15 in the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Surviving are his father, Arnold (Ump) Lewis, 3 brothers, Clifford Lewis of Atlanta, GA, Arnold Lewis of Sandy Hook and Ricky Lewis of Grayson, a sister, Jeannie Flanery of Sandy Hook, a stepson, Brian Wolfe and a stepdaughter, Cynthia Wolfe. Big Sandy News Jun 18, 1986

MACKETT, Roland
1920-1986
Funeral services for Roland Mackett, 66, of Louisa, were conducted Monday, Jun 16, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. He died Saturday at his home. He was born Mar 23, 1920 in Riverside, CA, the husband of Patsy Baca Mackett. Additional survivors include one son, Roland Mackett, Jr., and 4 step daughters, Emma Holder, Nancy Bailey and Patsy Hall all of Louisa and Laury Anderson of Oregon. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 18,1986

MURRAY, Roscoe
EVANS, Myrtle
Kentucky State Police are intensifying the probe of the shooting death of a local woman and her father who was bludgeoned at his home in the Brushy area of Lawrence County.

Assistant Lawrence County Coroner Ted Preston said that 56 year old Myrtle Evans, mother of 9, was shot to death. Her body was found Saturday morning on a steep incline below a dump in the Rockhouse area by Coroner Aaron Moore; state medical examiner Dr. David Wolfe, and a local resident Russell Estep. Preston said that Mrs. Evans' 75 year old father Roosevelt Murray, died from a blow to the head from a blunt instrument.

According to Preston, his body was found in the front room at the residence, located 10 miles west of Louisa off KY 1760, about 11 p.m. Friday, strapped to a chair. He was secured with drape strips, curtain cord, telephone cord and bedding strips.  Also the house was "very smoked up" Preston continued. Smoldering mattresses in two bedrooms caused the smoke, but there was no other damages. Kentucky State Police are attempting to put together the pieces to this puzzle. The elderly man's body was found by an unidentified woman, believed to be his granddaughter and Mrs. Evans' daughter, who was seeking the whereabouts of Mrs. Evans, who had not reported for work at the Dollar General Store in Louisa.

She saw the body of the man and reported the incident to police. Several miles from where Mrs. Evans' fully clothed body was found, police had discovered the previous afternoon the "remains" of her 1974 Chevrolet Impala, that was gutted by fire.

Preston said that the autopsy was conducted Saturday in Frankfort at the state medical examiner's office. She died of multiple bullet wounds, but he would not divulge how many. KSP are attempting to determine the caliber of the weapon, he added. Preston said if all of the bullets had been fired into the woman at once, she would have died instantly.

Preston said the house was "so smoked up" they could not determine if there had been a struggle. He said the autopsy revealed that both persons had been dead for more than a week. There have been no arrests in regards to the murders, but police have jailed a male suspect in Johnson County on an unrelated charge according to Moon.

According to a knowledgeable unidentified source, that area of Lawrence county has been plagued by a rash of burglaries with numerous guns stolen. One theory is that the killings were the result of a burglary at Mr. Murray's house. Mrs. Evans who resided on Ash Branch, had been staying with her father for about 3 weeks since he had been released from the hospital.

According to Trooper Gary Kistner, public information officer, for the Kentucky State Police Ashland Post, Det. Clyde Johns is heading the investigation is Sheriff Arlie Hoover Workman and the Sheriff's department.

Dollar General manager Glenda Prince said that Mrs. Evans did not show up for work on May 24, although she was usually punctual and had not missed a day of work since employed 8 months ago. She said Mrs. Evans was a friend of the family. "My mother Mary Vanhoose and Myrtle would go place together. She was like a mother to me." Mrs. Prince said that Mrs. Evans was industrious and hardworking. She was a partner in E & E Furniture Store at Blaine. On her off days from Dollar General she would work at the furniture store. "We will certainly miss her, " Mrs. Prince added tearfully. "She was the sweetest person I ever knew. The last time Mrs. Evans worked at Dollar General was May 20. She formerly worked at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

Funeral services for Roosevelt Murray, 77, of Rt. 3, Louisa were conducted Tuesday, June 3, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Murray family cemetery at Rt. 3, Louisa. Mr. Murray died Tuesday, May 21, at his home. Mr. Murray was born August 10, 1908 in Lawrence County. His wife, Ersie Marshall Murray (note per Young Funeral Home records her name was Vessie Mitchell), died in 1965. He retired as a coal miner from Pocahontas Fuel Co. Surviving are a son, Luther Murray of New Albany, IN; a half brother, George Chandler of Sacramento, CA; and several grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

O'BRYAN, Dixie (Thompson)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Thompson O'Bryan were held May 30 at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jay Jordan, the Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. K. Junior Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. O'Bryan died May 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 14, 1902, a daughter of the late Samuel and Belle Laney Thompson. Her husband, John J. O'Bryan died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virgie Hall of Columbus, OH, a son, Everett S. O'Bryan of Cordell; 2 brothers, Monroe Thompson of Louisa and Arlie Thompson of Cordell; a sister, Mrs. Henry Hall of Blaine; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

PRESTON, Jim Jack
1909-1986
Funeral services for Jim Jack Preston, 77, will be conducted Thursday Jun 19 at 2 p.m. by the Rev, James A. Hayes at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Joe Carter Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Mr. Preston died Tuesday, Jun 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Apr 4, 1909, at Inez, KY, son of the late Henry and Jenny Copley Preston. Mr. Preston was retired from Columbia Gas. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mae Carter Preston; 3 sons, James E. Preston, Henry R. Preston and David E. Preston, a sister, Nora Clay of Williamson, WV; and 4 brothers, Paul Preston of Owingsville, Ezekial Preston, Williamson, WV, John Preston, Whitesburg, KY and Auxier Preston, Fort Gay, WV. Visitation will be today Jun 18 from 2 to 9 at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 18, 1986

SALISBURY, Ralph
1910-1986
Funeral services for Ralph Salisbury, 76, of New Smyma Beach, FL, formerly of Louisa, will be conducted Friday, Jun 20 at 1 p.m. at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Salisbury died Jun 16. He was born May 29, 1910, in Floyd County, KY, son of the late James and Josephine Akers Salisbury. Mr. Salisbury was a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge 195. Masonic services will be conducted Thursday night. His first wife, Louise Salisbury died in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Freda Salisbury, a daughter, Linda Sue Smith of Glenwood, Ark., a sister, Della Stanley of Somerset, KY, a brother Jake Bates of Floyd Co., KY; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 18, 1986

SHORT, Robert Russell
1912-1986
Funeral services for Robert Russell Short, 74, of Columbus, OH formerly of Webb, WV, were held Sunday Jun 22, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Walter Harold Marcum. Mr. Short died Jun 19 in Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born Jun 16, 1912, son of the late William and Inetha Vance Short. Survivors include 3 sons, Danny Short, Ed Short and Bill Short; 4 daughters, Bobbie Jo Short, Mrs. Carole Young, Loujine Brown and Shirley Short, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 25, 1986

SPARKS, Tammy Lynn
1962-1986
Graveside services for Tammy Lynn Sparks, 24, of Earleton, FL, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Jun 17 at Sparks family cemetery, Louisa. She died Friday Jun 13, in North Florida Regional Hospital, Gainesville. She was born Mar 4, 1962 in Detroit, MI. Survivors include her parents James and Faye Gartin Sparks of Earleton and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gartin of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 18,1 986

WILLIAMS, Roy M.
Funeral services for Roy M. Williams, 96, of Stockton, CA, were conducted Friday May 9, in chapel of Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary, 809 N. Carolina St. Mr. Williams died Wednesday May 7, in a Stockton hospital. Mr. Williams, a native of Johnson County, KY was a retired pump tender and lived in Stockton for 23 years. Surviving are his wife, June Williams of Stockton; 2 children, Pauline Williams Cyr of Stockton and Bruce Williams of Reno; a brother, Earl Williams of Jamestown, a sister Buelah Salyer of Louisa, KY; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1986

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ADAMS, Lee
1915-1986
Funeral services for Lee Adams, 70, Washington Courthouse, OH, formerly of Rich Creek in Lawrence County, were conducted Tuesday Jul 22, at Washington Courthouse at the Gerspner-Kinzer Funeral Home. Burial was in Washington Courthouse. Mr. Adams died Jul 19 at University Hospital in Columbus. He was born Dec 9, 1915, son of the late L. C. (Jackie) and Rosabelle Payne Adams. Survivors include his wife, Helen Russell Adams of Washington Courthouse; 4 sons, Richard and Terry of Washington Courthouse and Buddy and Leroy of Circleville; 2 daughters, Leann, Washington Courthouse and Rosemary of Circleville; a brother Kay Adams, Springfield, a sister, Bertha Adams Young of Circleville and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

ADAMS, Monnie Elizabeth (Kelly)
1922-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Monnie Elizabeth Adams, 63, of Whitman, WV, were held Tuesday, Jul 1, at Whitman Freewill Baptist Church, Whitman, WV, by the Rev. Roy Adkins. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, WV. Mrs. Adams died  Saturday Jun 28, in Logan General Hospital. She was born at Jean, KY, Oct 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Gordon and Nellie Triplett Kelly. She was a member of No. 14 Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Nancy Spencer, of Pecks Mill, WV, Millie Ash of Huntington, Sandy Adams, Becky Adams, and Kelly Shawn Adams all at home; 4 sons, Jimmy Adams, of Mill Creek, Paul Adams, Keith Adams and Mark Adams all at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Adams of Webbville, Mrs. Ina Hill of Whitman, WV, Mrs. Alice Way of Ashland, OH, Mrs. Patricia Lucus of Ferrellsburg, WV; 4 brothers, Mayo Kelly of Webbville, Leo Kelly of Lexington, Arnold Kelly of Whitman, WV, George Kelly of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 9, 1986

BEVINS, Dave Jr.
1925-1986
Funeral services for Rev. Dave Bevins, Jr., 61, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Jul 5 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Harold Bond and the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery at route 1, Louisa. He died Wednesday Jul 2 in Humana Hospital Louisa. He was born Jun 25, 1925 at Lowmansville, a son of the late Dave and Gracie Lyons Bevins. He was a retired Chessie System employee, a World War II veteran and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joanna Hickman Bevins, a daughter, Violet Bevins, at home, 2 sons, Ernest Jay Bevins and Roger Dean Bevins, both of Louisa; 6 sisters, Mrs. Ed Hylton of Tipp City, OH, Mrs. Steve Charles and Mrs. Charles Holland, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Wyldie Bush of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Dorothy Preston and Mrs. Vonda Pigg, both of Louisa, 2 brothers, Stanley Bevins of San Antonio, TX and Paul Bevins of Orient, OH; 2 step brothers, Harvey Carter of South Point, OH and Morton Carter of Ypsilanti, MI; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 9,1986

BURCHETT, Timothy Vaughn
1967-1986
Funeral services for Timothy Vaughn Burchett, 18, of Louisa were held Tuesday, Jul 1 at the Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Cox and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Burial followed in the Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Saturday, Jun 28 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Oct 16, 1967 in Louisa, a son of Okey Burchett of Louisa and Mrs. Geraldine Levering Burchett of route 1, Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are 6 sisters, Mrs. Eva Gussler and Kim Burchett of route 1, Louisa; Mrs. Linda Wright of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Ruby York of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Doris Parks and Mrs. Carol Ellis of Louisa; 3 brothers: Glen Burchett and David Burchett and Michael Burchett of all of Louisa, grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. James Levering, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 2, 1986

CLEVENGER, Luther Burns
1911-1986
Funeral services for Luther B. Clevenger, route 1, Louisa, will be held today Jul 30 at 2:30 by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Clevenger Cemetery, Webbville. Mr. Clevenger died Sunday in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Sep 4, 1911, route 1, Webbville, a son of the late Elbert M. Clevenger and Eliza Holbrook Clevenger. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Moore Clevenger; 2 daughters: Mrs. Michael Eggleston, St. Albans, WV, Mrs. William Horn, Wapakoneta, OH, 3 step daughters: Mrs. Delbert Mosley, Jr., Circleville, OH, Mrs. Marvin Whitt, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Dale Hill, Genoa, WV; 2 sons: Warren Clevenger, Louisa; and Paul C. Clevenger, Huntington, WV; a sister: Mrs. Maxie G. Miller, Columbus and a brother: Tom Clevenger, Columbus; 9 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elva Carter Clevenger, who passed away in 1967. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 30,1986

DAMRON, Clyde
1929-1986
Funeral services for Chapman native Clyde Damron, 57, Wichita, KS, were conducted Jul 3 with burial there. He died Jun 29. He was a Downing and Lahey funeral director 25 years and a director of the Kansas Dialysis Association. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Damron of Ulysses encouraged eye transplants by helping to found the Wichita eye Enucleation Association, sponsors of a program to train morticians to save eyes. Mr. Damron was a shriner and Optimist and taught a short course every summer at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City on eye preservation. Mr. Damron was born Apr 30, 1929 at Chapman. Following college he taught school in Kentucky until 1951, joining the U. S. Air Force stationed at McConnell Air Force base, where he directed the athletic program. Following release from the service Mr. Damron completed embalming school in Dallas, TX. Additional survivors include his wife, Mildred. Memorial services are scheduled fro 2 p.m. Thursday at Mayo Memorial United Church in Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Jul 9, 1986

DONAHOE, Dr. E. Powers
1901-1986
Funeral services for Dr. E. Powers Donahoe, 80, of Ceredo, will be conducted today, Jul 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by the Rev. Charles Martin. Burial will be in the Luther-Bowen Cemetery at Shoals. He died Sunday, Jul 13, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born Feb 1, 1901, at East Lynn, WV, a son of the late J. Morriss and Artie Donahoe. He was a chiropractor in the Louisa and Catlettsburg, KY areas from 1948 to 1970. He attended the Madison Avenue Church of God and was a member and past patron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 292 at Louisa. He was a past watchman of shepherds of Wescerkova Shrine No. 14 at Kenova; and a member of Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM at Fort Gay and the Catlettsburg Rotary Club, where he maintained perfect attendance for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Luther Donahoe and a sister, Mrs. Artie Vance of Wayne. Big Sandy News, Jul 16, 1986

ELKINS, James B.
1902-1986
Graveside services for James B. Elkins, 84, of Catlettsburg, were held Saturday Jul 26 in the Catlettsburg Cemetery by the Rev. Mason Harrod. Mr. Elkins died Wednesday Jul 23, in Kings' Daughters' Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born Feb 2, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James W. and Georgia Caines Elkins. His wife, Goldie Rice Elkins, died in 1979. He was a retired Armco employee and had served as bailiff in Boyd Circuit Court. He was a member and past master of Hampton Lodge 235 F & AM and a member of First United Methodist church of Catlettsburg. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Peggy Burwinkel of Cincinnati; a grandson, Myron Gleberman of Ludlow, KY; one brother, Bill Elkins of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. Garnet Thompson of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

FITCH, Christine (Adams)
1931-1986
Funeral services for Christine Akers Fitch, 54, of  Whitehouse, KY, will be conducted today Jul 30, at the Belles Chapel Church by the Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. She died Jul 28 at her home. She was born Nov 20, 1931 at Ulysses, KY, a daughter of the late Harry Akers and the stepdaughter of the late Worth Adams and Jessie Graves Adams. She is survived by her husband, Steven Girard Fitch, Sr., of Whitehouse, KY; 3 sons, Steven Fitch, Jr., of Garland, TX, Rick Fitch and Jeff Fitch of Louisa, a daughter, Shirley Workman of Louisa; 4 brothers, Tom Adams, Doug Adams, Jackie Adams, and Jerry Adams, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Louise Castle and Sherry Senters of Louisa and Frankie Fisher of Chester, WV and 11 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge  of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

HARLOW, Emmitt D.
1913-1986
Graveside services for Emmitt D. Harlow, 73, of Sciotoville, OH were conducted Sunday, Jul 26 at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev.. Lynn Wessel. Mr. Harlow died Thursday Jul 24, in the V. A. Hospital in Chillicothe, OH. He was born Mar 7, 1913, at Webb, WV, son of the late Howell and Mary M. Smith Harlow. He was a retired conductor on the N & W Railroad and a Navy Veteran of WWII. Preceding him in death were 3 sisters, Mrs. Geneva H. Lane, Miss Fern Harlow and Mrs. Norberta VanHoose. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary M. Harlow, his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Cemper Harlow, 2 daughters, Miss Vicki Jo Harlow at home and Mrs. Pamara Gilliland, Sciotoville, OH; 2 sons, Ricky E. Harlow, Sciotoville and Hal Harlow, Beckley, WV; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Graves and Mrs. Edna VanHoose both of Fort Gay, WV; one brother, Hal Harlow, Richmond, KY and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

HOUNSHELL, Ruth Ann
Last rites for the 28 year old special education teacher at Louisa Middle School, killed in a two vehicle crash last week were held Jul 19 in Jackson with burial there. Ruth Ann Hounshell who was in the Lawrence school system 4 years, was driver of an auto that collided Jul 14, with another vehicle near Clay City, according to Kentucky State Police. She  died about 8 p.m. Jul 16, in the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medial Center, where she had been transferred after being treated at the Clark County Hospital in Winchester. The Hounshell vehicle, according to KSP, collided with a vehicle driven by 35 year old Charles A. Strage of Clay City about 3:15 p.m. on KY 82 two miles south of Clay City. No charges were filed. Ms. Hounshell native of Breathitt County, was daughter of Wardie and Beatrice Hounshell. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with an AB degree in education.  Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

JORDAN, Franklin Leon
1919-1986
Funeral services for Franklin Leon Jordan, 66, of Garden Grove, CA, formerly of Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday Jul 7, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Pete Miller. Burial will be in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. He died Wednesday, Jul 2 in Long Beach (Calif.) Veterans Administration Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Jordan was born Oct 26, 1919 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hiram and Dolly Adkins Jordan. He was a former owner of a dry cleaners in Garden Grove and a World War II Marine Corps veteran. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Woods Jordan; a son, Fred Jordan of Garden Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Kaye Howell of Garden Grove; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry (Blanche) Berger of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Mildred Carey of Kenova, WV; a brother, Kenneth Jordan of Petersburg, WV and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 9, 1986

KOUNS, Pearl (Wooten)
1906-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Wooten Kouns, 80, of Louisa, will be conducted today Jul 9 at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. George Mays. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. She died Sunday Jul 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Mar 26, 1906 in Greenup County, the daughter of the late Luther Charles and Cora Huffman Wooten. She was a bookkeeper for Wooten Pic-Pac Supermarket, and was a member of Louisa Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Louisa Chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Kouns. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wooten Holiday, Danville, VA, Mrs. Goldie W. Goldsberry of Athens, OH, one brother, L. Wayne Wooten of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 9, 1986

MATOVICH, Katherine (Matovich)
1890-1986
Funeral services for Katherine "Katy" Matovich, 96, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Monday Jul 7 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Anthony Spertos and Rev. John Morris, with burial in Matovich Cemetery in Prichard, WV. She died Friday, Jul 4 at home following an extended illness. She was born Mar 10, 1890, in Yugoslavia, the daughter of Marko and Mary Matovich. Her husband, Mike Matovich, died in 1965. She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Caroline Jones of Louisa, Mrs. Anna Woods, route 2, Catlettsburg, Mary Matovich, Oak Hill, WV, Mildred Lefler, Oak Ridge, TN, and Ruth Matovich, Prichard, WV; 3 sons, George Matovich and Paul Matovich, both of Prichard, WV and Michael Matovich of Haiton, WV; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 9,1986

MCKINSTER, VeAsch
1897-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. McKinster, 89, of Frankfort, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Friday Jul 18 at the Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort by the Rev. Wallace Kent. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. She died Wednesday Jul 16 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. McKinster was born Apr 11, 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson Asch. She was the widow of Roy McKinster. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church in Frankfort. Surviving are 2 granddaughters, Betty Perkins Barker of Lexington and Jo A. Perkins of Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

MOORE, Blanche (Gambill)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Blanche Gambill Moore, 72 of Georgetown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday Jul 12 at Johnson Funeral Home, Georgetown by the Rev. Steve Hadden. Committal services were held at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, Jul 8 at Good Samaritan Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Moore, daughter of the late Hugh C. and Minnie Pigg Gambill, was the widow of Ollie J. Moore. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Scott County Woman's Club and Home Economists Club. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Elaine Moore, Georgetown, a sister, Mrs. D. M. (Ethel) Washburn, Malibu, CA; and a brother, Dr. Carl M. Gambill, Rochester, MN. Big Sandy News, Jul 16, 1986

MOORE, Mattie (Hayes)
1916-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Hayes Moore, 70, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Monday Jul 21 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery, Louisa. She died Saturday Jul 19, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Moore was born Mar 31, 1916 in Adams, a daughter of Mrs. Bessie Johnson Hayes and the late Zeal Hayes. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, James E. Moore, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Conkle of Clarkstown, OH, and Mrs. Louise Brumfield of Columbus, OH and a brother, Paul E. Hayes of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

MOORE, Tonya Marie
Graveside services for infant Tonya Marie Moore were held Jul 18 by the Rev. Hubert Allen. Burial followed in the Workman-Allen Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. She was born Jul 16 in Cabell Huntington Hospital and died the next day. Survivors include her mother, Virginia Moore of route 4, Louisa and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace Moore of route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

PEMBERTON, Amy (Powers)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Permberton, 84, of 1345 Brook Ave., Cincinnati, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday, Jul 19, at Big Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Willard Robinson. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. She died Tuesday Jul 15, in Bethesda Base Hospital in Cincinnati. Mrs. Pemberton was born Apr 15, 1902 in Jellico, TN, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Hatfield Powers. Her husband, James D. Pemberton, died in1971. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lee McCaughan of Sun City, AZ, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook of Fayetteville, NC and Mrs. Susanne Pemberton Strong of Cincinnati; 3 sons, Clyde Siler of Santa Ana, CA, William Dixon of Denver, CO and Jack Dixon of Peoria, AZ; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

PENLEY, Bruce R.
1900-1986
Funeral services for Bruce R. Penley, 85, of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday Jun 28 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jim Bolen. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery at route 1, Kermit. Mr. Penley died Thursday, Jun 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Penley was born Dec 11, 1900, in Tennessee, a son of the late William and Mary Penley. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Marie Page Penley; a daughter, Barbara Copley of Kermit, WV; 2 sons, Bruce W. Penley of Huntington, WV and Louis Penley of Chatsworth, IL; 2 brothers, Lloyd Penley of Louisa and Roy Penley of Momence, IL; 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 2, 1986

PENNINGTON, Nannie (McKinney)
1911-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Pennington, 74, of Webbville, were held Sunday Jul 13, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, by the Rev. Amos Smith and the Rev. Bryan Whitt. Burial followed at East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Pennington died Friday, Jul 11, at the Wurtland Manor Health Care Center following a long illness. She was born Oct 20, 1911 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Stewart McKinney. Her husband, John Pennington, died in 1973. Surviving are 2 sisters, Nora Stewart of Ashland and Leudelia Hunter of Joplin, MO and 2 brothers, Leonard McKinney of Louisville and Lovell McKinney of Oberlin, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 16, 1986

PERRY, Martha (Webb)
1905-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Webb Perry, 80, of 124 Priddle St., Huntington, WV, were conducted Sunday, Jul 20, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, by the Rev. Basil R. Hudson. Burial was in Bowling Cemetery, Hitchins, KY. She died Friday Jul 18, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, WV. She was born Nov 1, 1905, in Lawrence County a daughter of the late Wiley B. and Jane Wright Webb. She was a member of the 26th Street Baptist Church, Huntington, and Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady Perry, and 2 daughters, Fay Perry and Wilma Jean Bias. Surviving are one sister, Effie Holbrook of Webbville, KY; 2 grandchildren, Kirtley E. Bias of California and Michael Allen Bias of Chapmanville, WV; 2 great grandchildren, David and Kristy Bias of California. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

QUEEN, Calvin
1891-1986
Funeral services for Calvin E. Queen, 94, of Hitchins, were conducted Friday, Jul 11 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Elder Gene Masters. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mr. Queen died Tuesday Jul 8, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Queen was born Dec 27, 1891, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Kerrick and Jane Holbrook Queen. He was a retired lineman for the Inland Gas Co., a member of the Bolts Fork Missionary Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Mae Waddell Queen, a son, Meredith Byron Queen of Hitchins, 3 brothers, C. J. Queen and W. Kerrick Queen, both of Westwood and Alfonso Queen of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 16, 1986

SLOANE, Hobert (Hobe)
1924-1986
Last rites were conducted Sunday for the former chief-executive officer of First National Bank of Louisa who died Thursday. Hobert (Hobe) Sloane, 61, of KY 32, Blaine, died Thursday evening in Ashland. He became ill while cutting grass with a riding mower, and was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Medical Center of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Sloane retired a few years ago as head of the bank. He began his banking career as an officer of the First National Bank of Pikeville. He later was a senior vice president at the Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust Co. and at the Liberty National Bank & Trust Co. both of Louisville. He was a member of the Watkins Memorial Methodist Church in Louisville, outgoing president of the Louisa Rotary Club, a World War II veteran, member of the board of directors of Humana Hospital-Louisa, and a past member of board of directors of the School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University. Surviving are his wife, Jean Jordan Sloane, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jo Wayne of Nashville, TN; a son, H. Michael Sloane of Bardstown, 4 sisters, Mrs. Elouise Mullins of Virgie, Mrs. Joan Coffey of Rockwall, TX, Mrs. Sue Shaw of Jeffersonville, IN and Mrs. Emily Tackett of Ypsilanti, MI, a brother, Frank Sloane of Orlando, FL and 4 grandchildren. Mr. Sloane was born Jul 5, 1924 in Pike County, a son of the late Noah H. and Neva Branham Sloane. The funeral was conducted at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand and the Rev. George Mays. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Members of the Louisa Rotary Club were pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Jul 2, 1986

SMITH, Simon C. Jr.
1912-1986
Funeral services for Simon C. Smith, Jr., 74, of Blaine, will be conducted today, Jul 30, at 2 p.m. at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Cordial and Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Smith died Monday Jul 28 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born May 10,1 912 at Mima, KY, the son of the late John W. Smith and Nora Smith Wright of Dingess. He was a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Edith Griffith Smith, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Cantrell, Dingess, KY, his mother, Nora Wright of Dingess; 3 daughters, Mrs. Wendell Brambill of Hurlock, MD, Mrs. Joseph Daniels, Sr. of Blaine and Mrs. Jim Stonerock of Kalamazoo, MI; and 2 sons, Richard Smith and Simon Smith, Jr., both of Blaine; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 30,1986

SPILLMAN, Roscoe Marion
1917-1986
Funeral services for Roscoe Marion Spillman, 86, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Jun 26, at the Webb Chapel Church at Louisa. Burial was in Spillman Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mr. Spillman died Tuesday Jun 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Spillman was born Jan 20, 1917, at Louisa, a son of the late John and Mary Diamond Spillman. His wife, Ora Spillman, died in 1981. Surviving are a son, Johnny Spillman of Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. George Adkins of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Walter Parsons of Webbville and Mrs. Arnold Evans of Flatwoods; 5 brothers, Cleveland "Red" Spillman of Flatwoods, Orville Spillman and Luther H. Spillman both of Louisa and Watt Spillman and Ott Spillman, both of Webbville, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 2, 1986

TERRY, David Allen
1952-1986
Funeral services for David Allen Terry, 34, of 371 S. Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Fort Gay, WV were conducted Saturday Jul 19, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, by the Rev. Lance Yost. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. He died Monday, Jul 14, in Kaiser Hospital, Los Angeles. He was born Apr 28, 1952, at Fort Gay, a son of David O. Terry of Florida and the late Katherine Marcum Terry. He was a sales manager for Bullock's Department Store, Los Angeles. Additional survivors include one sister, Debra Confere of Akron, OH; one brother, John Terry of Orlando, FL; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Terry of Kenova and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

VANHORN, Noldia (Cooksey)
1898-1986
Funeral services for Noldia C. VanHorn, 87, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jul 20 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Boyd Jordan and the Rev. Henry McCoy. Burial in VanHorn Family cemetery. She died Friday, Jul 18, at her home. Mrs. VanHorn was born Jul 28, 1898, at Dennis, a daughter of Grant and Patsy Combs Cooksey. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Fred VanHorn, 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bery of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Bessie Diamond of Spring Valley, OH and Mrs. Ella Crisp of Louisa; a son, Ira VanHorn of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Esta Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Wavey Rice of Ohio; 4 brothers, John Cooksey of Man, WV, Heston Cooksey, Jay Cooksey and Roland Cooksey, all of Louisa; 22 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 23, 1986

WARD, Asbury M.
1913-1986
Funeral services for Asbury M. Ward, 73, of 8606 McCarty Road, Woodstock, OH, were conducted Friday Jun 27 in the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, OH with the Rev. James Withrow officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg. He died Tuesday Jun 24 in Marion General Hospital, Marion, OH. He was born May 8, 1913 in Lawrence Co., KY the son of Emanuel and Rosie Caudill Ward. He was married Dec 22, 1924 in Louisa, KY to Elba Evelyn Coffey. He was a retired concrete finisher from the Bates-Rogers Construction Co in Columbus. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church, Milford Center. Survivors include his wife, 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lola) Lewis of Marion, Mrs. Tracy (Helen) Farley of Pineville, WV, Mrs. Wilbur (Shirley) Skaggs of Galloway, OH, and Mrs. Ernest (Joyce) Music of West Jefferson; 3 sons, Marion Jr. of Marysville, James of Caledonia, OH and Larry of Marion; 25 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Lundy Ward of Wakefield, OH; 3 daughters, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters are deceased. Big Sandy News, Jul 2, 1986

WHEELER, Dorothy (Branham)
1917-1986
Funeral services for Dorothy Wheeler, 70, of Venton, OH were held Jul 19 at the Fort Gay First Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Wheeler died Thursday Jul 17 at her home. She was born Apr 21, 1917, at Mill Creek, WV, daughter of the late M. L. and Arzella Porter Branham. She was the widow of Arthur Wheeler, who died in 1973. She was also preceded in death by her son, Lowell Wheeler. Survivors include one brother, Arbie Branham of Fort Gay, Mrs. Violet Perry of Fort Gay; one daughter in law, Mrs. Fannie Metcalf of Venton and one grandson, Mark Wheeler of Athens, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 23, 1986

WHITE, Myra (Ruggles)
1919-1986
Funeral services for Myra Ruggles White, 66, of 4158 Hart St., Ashland were conducted Saturday, Jul 5, at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Calvin Evans. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. She died Thursday, Jul 3 in Humana Hospital, Louisville. She was born Dec 25, 1919 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Theodore and Corabelle Tomlin Ruggles. Her husband, Everett White, died in 1981. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Janice Hale of Ashland, Mrs. Phyllis White, of Sandusky, OH and Mrs. Freda Patrick of Pontiac, MI; 2 sons, Paul Fannin of Sandusky and  Everett White, Jr. of Ashland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fannin of Ashland, and Mrs. Minnie Fannin of Lawrence county, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 9, 1986

WOODS, Lula (Houck)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Lula Woods, 86, of Webbville were conducted Thursday Jul 24, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Charles Davis and Nelson Thompson. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Cemetery. She died Tuesday Jul 22 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after a sudden illness. Mrs. Woods was born Jan 11, 1900, in Houckville, KY, a daughter of John H. and Maggie Ferguson Houck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Woods. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a retired merchant. Surviving are 3 sons, Ralph Woods, Jimmy Woods and Roy Woods, all of Grayson, 3 daughters, Mrs. Maggie Thompson of Webbville, Mrs. Helen Kitchen of Ashland and Mrs. Vivian McCoy of Grayson; 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

WRIGHT, Henry O.
1921-1986
Funeral services for Henry O. Wright, 65, of route  4, Louisa, will be conducted 10:30 Thursday Jul 31, at the Garrett Chapel Church by Rev. Jimmy Mayhew. Burial will be in the Wright Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Monday Jul 28, at Humana Hospital. He was born Apr 21, 1921 the son of William Wright and Elizabeth Wray Wright. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Wright, route 4, Louisa, 3 daughters, Mary E. Wright of route 4, Louisa and Irene Williamson and Caroline Jarrells, both of Mansfield, OH and 2 sons, Willie Wright of Mansfield, OH and Charles Ray Wright of route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 30, 1986

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ADAMS, Ora Manlee
1910-1985
Funeral services for Ora Manlee Adams, 76 of 202 Walnut Hills Drive, Chillicothe, were conducted at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Mr. Adams died Aug 6. He was born Apr 4, 1910 in Irad, KY, the son of James L. and Susie Chaffin Adams. He was a member of the First Assembly of God, Chillicothe and a retired employee of Mead. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Anderson Adams, Dec 11, 1984. He is survived by sons, Ora Adams, Jr., Bourneville, James H. Adams, Kingston, Paul L. Adams, Waverly, daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Sue) Krupnick, Columbus, Mrs. Ida Mae Glock, Waverly, Mrs. Ralph (Fay) Hollars, Dayton, Mrs. Marvin (Ethel) Meadows, Kingston; one brother, Pete, Webbville, KY, sisters, Bertha Jewell, Chattaroy, WV, Larnie Barr, Wise, VA; 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

BLAIR, Shirley (Evans)
1942-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Evans Blair, 44, of Ashland, will be conducted today Aug 27 at 10 a.m. at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Roy Barber. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Cemetery. Mrs. Blair died Aug 24 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Blair was born May 6, 1942 at Webb, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Sadie Evans of route  5 Louisa and the late John Evans. She was a member of Temple Bell Freewill Baptist church, route 5, Louisa, Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Billy Joe Blair, a daughter, Sheila Blair, at home, 2 brothers, Roy Evans of Crum, WV and Etsel Evans of New Virginia, IA and 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Short of Bluefield, WV, Mrs. Anna Dalton of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Julia Gartin of Williamsport, OH. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Cecil Evans and Ray Evans and one sister, Lorene Marcum. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

BOYES, Raymond E.
1911-1986
Funeral services for Raymond E. Boyes, 75, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, Aug 3, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial in the Trent Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Boyes died Jul 31 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born May 2, 1911, in Fort Gay son of the late John and Ella Trent Boyes. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Virginia McIntyre, Orville, OH, and Mrs. Delores Holms, Akron, OH, 1 son, Russell E. Boyes, Akron, OH, 1 sister, Jane Nettleton, Wadsworth, OH, 6 brothers, Roy K. Boyes, Wayne, WV, Paul Boyes, Fort Gay, Trent Boyes, Burk, OH, Ted Boyes, Elyria, OH, Robert Boyes, Newark, OH and John R. Boyes, West Palm Beach, FL, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 6, 1986

BURGESS, Phillip
1927-1986
A graveside service was conducted Saturday Aug 16 at Burgess Cemetery for Phillip K. Burgess, 59, of Dayton, OH. He died Wednesday, Aug 13 in Grandview Hospital at Dayton. He was born Apr 6, 1927 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Marie Holt Burgess of Ashland and the late Autie Burgess. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Marilyn Burgess, a daughter, Jill Hawthorne of Edwards, CA; 2 sons, Dennis Burgess of San Diego, CA and Craig Burgess of Beaver Creek, OH; 5 brothers, Charles Burgess of Mackay, ID, Harold Burgess of Enon, OH, Jim Burgess of Dayton, Ed Burgess of Carlisle, OH, and John Burgess of Lexington and 2 sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Bogema of Winchester, VA and Mrs. James (Kathleen) Thacker of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

BURTON, Ruby (Presley)
1908-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Presley Burton, 77, of Rush, were conducted Monday Aug 11 at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Johnny Little. Burial was in Bolt Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Burton died Friday, Aug 8 at the home of a daughter following a long illness.. Mrs. Burton was born Nov 8, 1908, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Josh and Addie White Presley. She was a member of Kilgore Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Burton; 5 daughters, Mrs. Henry (Norma) Wathen of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Jesse (Phyllis) McDavid and Mrs. Tom (Garnet) Gillum, both of Rush, and Mrs. Floyd (Opal) Adkins and Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Strosnider, both of Catlettsburg, a son, Thomas Burton of Ashland, a grandson, whom she reared, Brian Strosnider; 4 brothers, Luther Presley of Ashland, Raymond Presley, Claude Presley and Linzy Presley all of Hamilton, IN; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Burton of Huntington, WV; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News Aug 13, 1986

CAIN, Lutie
1889-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lutie Cain, 97, of Anaheim, CA, (formerly of Adams St., Louisa) were conducted Jul 17 at Hope Chapel by the Rev. Thomas McCrary. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, CA. She died Jul 1? at Anaheim, CA. She was born Nov 29, 1889 in Fallsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

CASTLE, Charles David
1946-1986
Funeral services for Charles David Castle, 39, of Ulysses were held at 2 p.m. Sunday Aug 3 by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Castle died Aug 1 at Humana Hospital, Louisa. He was born Oct 25, 1946 at Ulysses, a son of Arlie and Goldie Miller Castle of Ulysses.  Survivors include his parents, a sister, Sue Hinkle of Crestline, OH, and a brother, Ernest Ray Castle of Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 6, 1986

DAMERON, Fredrick B.
Funeral services for Fredrick B. Dameron, 61, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Aug 4 at the Schoedinger East Chapel by Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Dameron died Jul 31 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. He was a retired supervisor at Rockwell International and a veteran of World War II. He is the son of the late Lee and Tennie Dameron of Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Genna, 2 sons, Arthur Dameron and Denver Dameron, 4 brothers, John Dameron of Louisa, Ernst Dameron of Lockbourne, OH, Homer Dameron of Columbus, Elbert Dameron of Arizona; 2 sisters, Molly Roberts of Sharpsville, PA, and Laura B. Pack of Gallipolis, OH, and 2 granddaughters, Rae Ellen and Alexis Lee Dameron. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

DOBSON, Hazel Lee (Workman)
1931-1986
Funeral services for Hazel Lee Dobson, 54, of Bloomingdale, GA, formerly of Buchanan were conducted Jul 28 at the Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Dobson died Jul 24 in Bloomingdale. She was born Nov 23, 1931 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late John C. Workman and Lillie Hampton Workman. Survivors include her husband, John Lewis Dobson of Bloomingdale, GA, 2 sons, John Lewis Dobson, Jr. and James Lee Dobson, both of Bloomingdale, GA; 5 sisters Mrs. Juanita Johns and Mrs. Nell Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Thelma Zag, Columbus, Mrs. Mary Louise Justice, Rock Hill, SC, and Mrs. Wilma Douglas of Tollesboro, and 2 brothers, J W. Workman, Catlettsburg and Claude Workman of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 6, 1986

ESTEP, Gertrude Edith (Wellman)
1895-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Gertrude Edith Wellman Estep, 90, of Barboursville, WV, were conducted Tuesday, Aug 26 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by the Rev. Tony Vance. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She died Saturday Aug 23 in Cleveland, OH. She was born Dec 2, 1895 in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Ruben and Mary Caperton Wellman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Estep and 2 sisters, Emma Bellomy and Virgie Stratton. She was a member of Bloomingdale Salem Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Mabel) Cook of Salt Rock and Mrs. Harry (Virginia) Tabor of Willoughby, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Belva Estep of Salt Rock, Mrs. Clara Shannon and Mrs. Mildred Woodruff both of Catlettsburg, KY; 3 grandchildren, Roscoe Tabor of Painesville, OH and Jerry Tabor of Madison, OH, and Sonja Caynor of Ona and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

FERRELL, Ottis D.
1901-1986
Funeral services for Kentucky native, Ottis D. Ferrell of Beech Grove, TN, were conducted Thursday Aug 21 at the Jennings and Ayers Chapel, Murfreesboro, by the Rev. Elder Ben Stiner. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. He died Monday Aug 19 in Stones River Hospital, Woodbury, TN. He was born Dec 23, 1901. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ferrell in 1982. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired farmer. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Emma Jane) Freeman of Beech Grove, TN, Mrs. Edward (Sammie) Cerovski of Hagerstown, MD, a brother, Edward Ferrell of Reno, NV, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His grandson served as pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

FRISBY, Opal (Frazier)
1913-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Frazier Spears Frisby, 72, of 3323 Spring Haven, Catlettsburg, were conducted Saturday, Aug 16 at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Henry Skaggs and the Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Frisby died Wednesday, Aug 13 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Frisby was born Dec 9,1 913 at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Thelma Shortridge Frazier. She was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church and Chatfield Chapter 492 Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Richard Frisby, Jr., 2 sons, William F. Spears of Naples and Wallace E. Spears of Sarasota, FL; 2 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Hunt of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Sue McKnight of Ashland, a brother, William N. Frazier of Ashland, 6 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Brown and Mrs. Deloris Smith, both of Ashland, Mrs. Charlene Robinson of Warren, MI, Mrs. Mary Selby of Clawson, MI, Mrs. Merle Bartz of Clearwater, FL and Mrs. Jo Ann Stewart of Middletown, OH; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

GOODWIN, Charles Allen
1908-1986
Funeral services for Charles Allen Goodwin, 78, of 3131 Winchester Ave., Ashland will be conducted today Aug 20, at 1 p.m. at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. He died Monday Aug 18 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. He was born Jun 13, 1908, in Canton, OH, son of the late Orville Goodwin and Jenny Bebout Goodwin. He was retired from the Commercial Paste Co., a member of Reeb Ave. Christian Union Church and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wilson and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

GREENE, Garnet (Bayes)
1909-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Garnet Bayes Greene, 76, of Stambaugh, were conducted Tuesday, Aug 26 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bradley Young Cemetery at Stambaugh. She died Sunday Aug 24 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following a long illness. She was born Sep 5, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Filmore and Jane Bayes. Surviving are her husband, Johnie Greene; three sons, John Wayne Greene of St. Louis, MO, Michael D. Greene of Mt. Vernon, OH, and Ted Bryan Greene of Newark, OH; four daughters, Mrs. D. C. (Berneeda) Baldwin of Grayson, Mrs. Bob ( Arbara) Huff of Sitka, Mrs.  Lena Sparks and Mrs. Lavada Sue Pennington of Stambaugh; and a half sister, Helen Dephew of Texas, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

HAMMONS, Claude Edward
Funeral services for Claude Edward Hammons, husband of Sheila Goble Hammons, 26, of Inez, were conducted Tuesday Aug 12 at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. He died Saturday Aug 9. Surviving are his parents, Herman and Lois Reddaway Hammons of Inez and 2 daughters, Heather Lindsey Hammons and Haley Marie Hammons both at home. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

HAZLETT, John
1908-1986
Funeral services for John Columbus Hazlett, 78, of 5035 Smith St., Prichard, were conducted Thursday, Aug 21, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Mack Fetherolf. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery at Route 1, Fort Gay. He died Monday Aug 19 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Hazlett was born May 16, 1908 at Prichard, a son of the late Phillip and Leona Davis Hazlett. He was a retired security guard. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Wellman Hazlett; a daughter, Mary Aileen D'Aurora of Canton, OH, a son, Everett Jeffrey Hazlett of Prichard; 2 sisters, a brother, and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

HOLBROOK, May (Bradley)
1897-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. May Holbrook, 89, of South Vienna, OH, formerly of Ashland were held Monday Aug 4 at the Ingling Williams Funeral Home in South Charleston OH by the Rev. Albert Young. Burial followed in Rose Hill Burial park, Springfield, OH. Mrs. Holbrook died Jul 31 at her home. She was born Feb 17 1897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Laura Alice Adkins Bradley. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 292 in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, C. Denver Holbrook, 3 sons, Dudley C. Holbrook of Centerville, OH, James C. Holbrook of Springfield, OH, and Willis W. Holbrook of Sciotoville, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Paul E (Phyllis) Jones of South Vienna, Mrs. James (Marlene) Frank of Houma, LA, Mrs. Otto (Wauleka Sue) Mitterholzer of Springfield and Mrs. Freida Christian of Puyallup, WA; 3 brothers, Milton E. Bradley of Ashland, Charles D. Bradley of Louisa and Randall Bradley of Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 6, 1986

LESTER, Estil
1911-1986
Funeral services for Estil E. Lester, 75, of 3172 Central Ave., Ashland, were conducted Friday, Aug 8 in John Steen Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, Aug 5 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Jul 4, 1911 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Roy and Ina Wheeler Lester. He spent most of his life in Ashland, and retired as an auto mechanic at Irwin's Garage and attended the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elzada White Lester; 2 brothers, Edgar Lester of Columbus, OH and Edgel Celsus Lester of Owensboro; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Garnet Massie of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Maxine Clarke of Columbus and Mrs. Nola Mae Crabtree of Huntington, WV. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

MEAD, Jane (McKinster)
1895-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane McKinster Mead, 91, of route 1, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Aug 19, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be today, Aug 20, in Greene County Memorial Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA at 4 p.m. She died Sunday, Aug 17, at her residence. She was born Feb 24, 1895 at Mattie, KY, daughter of the late William McKinster and Mattie Chaffin. She was a member of Mattie Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Henigin of Louisa and Mrs. Imogene Ball of Blaine; two sons, Paul R. Mead and Edwin L. Mead, both of Pittsburgh, PA; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

MEADE, Dennis Earl
1956-1986
Funeral services for Dennis Earl Meade, 30, of University Drive, Prestonsburg, KY, formerly of Fallsburg, will be conducted Thursday, Aug 28, at Fallsburg Tabernacle with burial in Meade Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. He died Sunday Aug 24. He was born Jun 10, 1956 at Columbus, OH. He is survived by his parents, Gene T. Meade and Mrs. Alice Fannin; one sister, Byretta Buskirk, Inez, KY; one brother, Herman Meade, Prestonsburg, KY; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meade, route 2, Louisa; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fannin, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

 

PARKER, Steven Douglas
1983-1986
Funeral services for Steven Douglas Parker, 3, of route 1, Louisa will be conducted today, Aug 13, at 11 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Sunday, Aug 10, as a result of an accidental drowning in a pool at his home. He was born Jun 12, 1983 in Huntington, WV, son of Rodney and Marcia Lynn Kelly Parker. He is survived by one sister, Megan Elaine Parker, at home; paternal grandparents: Mrs. and Mrs. Doug Parker, route 5, Louisa, great grandparents: Ernie and Mary Essex, Hemlock, OH, maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kelly, route 1, Louisa; paternal great grandparents: Haeglin Parker Schlingerman, Corning, OH; great-great grandmother, Florence Sanders, New Lexington, OH . Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

PERRY, Fred
1911-1986
Funeral services for Fred Perry, 75, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Saturday Aug 9 at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. He died Wednesday, Aug 6 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born Jan 22, 1911 at Chapman, a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Sammons Perry. He was a retired Columbia Gas Co. employee and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosie Marie Rose Perry; 3 daughters, Mrs. Sonja Keyse of Fort Myers, FL, Mrs. Betty Ailes of Westerville, OH and Mrs. Tammy Dean of Fort Gay, WV; a son, Frederick Lee Perry of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Murrel Wood of Columbus, OH and 6 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

SALYER, Willie J.
Funeral services for Willie J. Salyer, 72, were conducted Thursday, Aug 7 at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel by pastor Leo Recio. Burial was in Alton Cemetery, Columbus.  He died Monday Aug 4 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, as a result of injuries in an automobile accident. He was retired from Columbus State Hospital after 28 years of service. He was preceded in death by father and mother, Roy and Carrie Salyer both in Kentucky, sister, Jessie, Hilliard, OH, Dorothy, Kentucky, 1 brother, Harrison, Columbus. Survived are 2 brothers, Raymond and Ken Salyer of Kentucky, daughter an son in law, Mary and Joe Smith of Columbus, son and daughter in law, Raymond L. and Lillian Salyer, Columbus, granddaughters, Valarie and Kimberly Salyer, Columbus, brothers, Vernon and Quentin Salyer, Columbus, sisters, Edna Clark, Columbus, Georgia Justice and Lorraine Spears, Kentucky, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 13, 1986

SEE, Jerry
1898-1986
Funeral services for Jerry See, Sr., 88, of 371 Detroit, Ave. Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Monday, Aug 25 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernie Salyers. Burial was in the See Cemetery, Louisa, KY. He died Thursday, Aug 21 in Mansfield General Hospital from a brief illness. Mr. See was born Jan 16, 1898, in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late David and Hannah Wilson See. His wife, Bernice See, died in 1971. He was a retired Hartman Electric Co. employee. Surviving are 2 sons, Wallace See of Louisa and Jerry See, Jr. of Seminole, FL; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

SEXTON, Sylvia (Cox)
1903-1986
Private services for Lawrence County native, Sylvia Cox Sexton, 83, of Atlanta, GA, were conducted Tuesday Aug 26 in the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. William H. Steele. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died Saturday, Aug 23 the result of a heart attack. She was born Mar 29, 1903 in Lawrence county, KY, a daughter of the late Burl and Anna Williamson Cox. Her husband, Willie Sexton, died in 1958. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness. She is survived by 3 sons, Bill Sexton, Madisonville, KY, Norman Sexton, Stone Mt., GA, David Sexton, Lake Tahoe, CA; 2 daughters, Lillian Purdum, Middletown, OH, Phyllis Frickes, Columbus, OH, a brother, Cleve Cox, Chicago, IL, a sister, Vivian Stumbo Milon, MI; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

SKAGGS, Loranza
1901-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Elder Loranza D. Skaggs, 85, of Morehead, were conducted Thursday, Jul 31 at the Lane-Stucky Funeral Home in Morehead by Elders Owen Cox, Tommy Messer and Oather Messer. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery. Mr. Loranza died Jul 29 at the Life Care Center in Morehead. He was born Jul 29, 1901 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ferrit E. and Elizabeth Wheeler Skaggs. His wife, Nola parker Skaggs, died in 1970. He was an elder in the Baptist Church and a retired Halderman Brick Co. employee. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Parish and Mrs. Joyce Parish, both of Jeffersonville, IN and Mrs. Ruth Ann Blevins and Mrs. Brenda Spars, both of Morehead, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ettie Nelson, Mrs. Elda Doyle and Mrs. Ova Cozy, all of Chillicothe, OH. Big Sandy News, Aug 6, 1986

STEVENS, Pamela Marie
1986-1986
A graveside service for Pamela Marie Stevens, 19 day old daughter of Randy and Denise Sleasman Stevens of route 3, Louisa were conducted Sunday, Aug 24 at the Pratt Cemetery in Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. She died Friday, Aug 22 in University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born Aug 3, 1986 in Lexington. Surviving in addition to her parents are the paternal grandmother, Evalue Mullett of Louisa, the maternal grandfather, Cleatis Sleasman of Pennsylvania; the maternal grandmother, Gloria Estep of Fort Gay, WV, the maternal step grandfather, Bill Estep of Fort Gay; the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Virgie Fitch of Louisa, the paternal great grandfather, Lenny Stevens of Crum, WV, the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Hale of Fort Gay, the maternal great grandparents, Romeo and Marie Estep of Fort Gay; and the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Edna Sleasman of Pennsylvania. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 27, 1986

THOMPSON, Jimmie
1946-1986
Funeral services for Jimmie Thompson, 38, route 1, Fort Gay will be conducted  today, Aug 20, at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel Church route 1, Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Thompson died Aug 17 in the Veterans Hospital, in Huntington, WV. He was born Oct 14, 1946 in Fort Gay, son of Eliza Thompson of Fort Gay and the late Bill Thompson. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 sons, David A. Thompson and Jimmie Thompson, II, both of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Rose Caudill, Louisa, Tennie Vanhoose, Fort Gay, Rhoda Lamb,, Jacksonville, FL and Georgia Moore,, Kermit, WV; 3 brothers, Lawrence Thompson and Olin Thompson both of Fort Gay and Joe Thompson of Columbus. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

WHEELER, D. Morgan
1902-1986
Funeral services for D. Morgan Wheeler, 84, of Johnstown, OH, formerly of Louisa, were held Aug 14, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ronnie Wheeler. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler died Aug 12 in Mount Carmel East Medical Center, Columbus. Mr. Wheeler was born Apr 1, 1902 at Blaine, a son of the late James and Rhoda Ball Wheeler. His wife, Gypsy Wheeler died in 1980. He was a retired employee of the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge Co. Surviving are 5 daughters, Bessie Edwards, Georgia M. Wheeler and Jean Cordle all of Columbus, Emma J. Salyer of Louisa and Lydia M. Salyer of Johnstown; 2 sons, James M. Wheeler of Johnstown and David M. Wheeler, Jr. of Dublin, OH; a sister, Fannie Young of Wheelersburg, OH, 2 brothers, Tom Wheeler of Jackson, OH and Jake Wheeler of Louisa; 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 20, 1986

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SEPTEMBER

ADAMS, William
1899-1986
Funeral services for William "Bill" Adams, 87, of route 4, Louisa were conducted Friday Aug 29, at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by Granville Mollette. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at route 4, Louisa. He died Wednesday, Aug 27, at his home following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Adams was born May 15, 1899, in Johnson County, a son of the late James Henry and Louzinna Rice Adams. He was a 50-year member of the Church of Christ and a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Blankenship Adams, a stepson, Ken Blankenship of Columbus, OH, a sister, Rose Daniels of Whitehouse and a step grandson. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

BURTON, Paul
1926-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Paul Burton, 60, of Catlettsburg will be conducted today, Sep 10, at 11 a.m. at the Neal Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Heacock and Rev. Phillip Potter. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Burton died Sep 7 in Catlettsburg following a long illness. Mr. Burton was born Jun 14, 1926, at Blaine, a son of the late Frank J. and Ethel Bailey Burton. His wife, Malta Branham Burton, died in 1984. He was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church and retired from Columbia Gas Co. after 38 years service as a corrosion technician. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jimmy (Paula) Church of Indianapolis, IN and Pam Burton of Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Dobbins and Mrs. Ella Maria Ward both of Jackson, OH and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 10,1986

CASTLE, Charley
1922-1986
Funeral services for Charley J. Castle, 64, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Ulysses were conducted Monday, Sep 8 at the Austin-Richards and Raff Memorial Home in Springfield by the Rev. Larry Stevely. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum in Springfield. Mr. Castle died Friday Sep 5 in Springfield Hospital. Mr. Castle was born Jul 20, 1922, in Ulysses a son of the late Walter and Lillie Borders Castle. He was a painter and a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Red Star of the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Blake Castle, a stepson, David Karvin of Springfield and a sister, Pearl Reynolds of Springfield. Big Sandy News, Sep 10, 1986

CORDLE, Bradley
1911-1986
Funeral services for Blaine native Bradley Cordle, 74, Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home in South Point, OH, were conducted Aug 27 in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Cemetery by Rev. Don Comer. Entombment was in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. Cordle died Aug 24 in Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Cordle was born Dec 7, 1911, at Blaine, a son of the late Green and Thursa Cordle. His wife, Rosella Fern Colm Cordle died in March. He was a retired General Motors Corp. employee and a member of the Second Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Paul Cordle of Pearland, TX and 2 sisters, Molly Frazier of Catlettsburg and Gladys Ross of Sunbury, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

GEORGE, Betty (Vinson)
1926-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Betty Vinson George, 60, of Huntington, were conducted Sep 19 in Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington by Rev. Steven Grimes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. George died Sep 16 at the residence. Mrs. George was born Feb 17, 1926 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Florence DeAtley Vinson. She retired with 28 years service as a bookkeeper and office manager from the T. A. Nasser Co. and was a member of Guyandotte Chapter 89 Order of Eastern Star and the Ninth Avenue Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, James W. George, a son, Joseph L. George of Huntington, a sister, Nell Vinson Terry of Louisa; 2 brothers, Robert L. Vinson, Jr., of South Point, OH and George J. Vinson of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

HAYES, Bessie (Johnson)
1895-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Hayes, 90, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Sep 22 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hayes family cemetery. Mrs. Hayes died Sep 19 at the residence. Mrs. Hayes was born Oct 13, 1895 in Louisa, a daughter of the late D. B. and Deliah McKinster Johnson. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Conkle of Clarktown, OH and Mrs. Louise Rumfield of Columbus, OH, a son Paul Hayes of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Mullins of Pikeville; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

HOLT, Willie
1921-1986
Funeral services for Willie Holt, 65, Martin, were conducted Sep 19 in Hall Funeral Home with burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens. Mr. Holt died Sep 15 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Holt was born Mar 10, 1921 at McDowell, a son of the late Silas and Fannie Hamilton Holt. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Laferty Holt, 2 sons, Willie E. Holt of McDowell and Nathan Holt of Betsy Layne; a daughter, Shirley Burchett of Ashland, 2 brothers, Edgar Holt of Louisa and Taulbee Holt of Ohio and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

JARVIS, Wilma (Edmond)
1915-1986
Funeral services for Burnaugh native Mrs. Wilma Edmond Jarvis, 71, Maysville, were conducted Sep 16 in Cyrus Chapel United Methodist Church at Durbin by Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in the Black family cemetery. Mrs. Jarvis died Sep 12 in Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley, OH. Mrs. Jarvis was born Apr 10,1 915 in Burnaugh, a daughter of the late DeWitt Edmond and Nellie Black Edmond Kirk. She was a member of Cyrus Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Raymond Jarvis, a son, Arthur E. Jarvis of South Charleston, OH, 2 daughters, Mrs. Lola VanHorn and Mrs. Naomi Adams, both of Maysville; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 17,1 986

JOHNSON, Ella (Austin)
1906-1986
Funeral services for Fallsburg native Mrs. Ella Austin Johnson, 80, Huntington, were conducted Aug 28 in Barboursville with burial in Austin cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Johnson died Aug 26 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Jan 14, 1906 in Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late John C. and Cynthia Curnutte Austin. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Guyandotte Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samp J. Johnson on Mar 23, 1940; one daughter, Lois J. Wickline Revenburn, Feb 4, 1956; one son, Melvin J. Johnson, Feb 23, 1986 and one brother, Ernest J. Austin. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia J. Gibson of Wheeling, WV, daughter in law, Helen D. Johnson of Huntington, sister, Mrs. Howard (Emily Jane) Diamond of Fallsburg; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

JONES, Robert
1915-1986
Funeral services for Robert Jones, 71, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Sep 25 at 1 p.m. at the residence by Rev. Ruford Howell. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Jones died Monday Sep 22 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Jones was born May 8, 1915 at Pikeville, KY, the son of the late Andy and Liza Holt Jones. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. His wife, Tanie Jones, died in 1976. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Evelene Johnson, Mrs. Geneva Isaac, Mrs. Jeanetta Stewart, and Mrs. Evie Burchett, all of Louisa, Mrs. Barbara Hardwick of Louisville, KY and Mrs. Edith Hughes of Columbus, OH; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Gayheart of Legon, KY, and Mrs. Mae McCallister of London, OH, one brother, Earl Jones of Detroit, MI. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

MILLER, Della Rae (Childers)
1903-1986
Funeral services for Della Rae Miller, 83, of Catlettsburg, will be conducted today, Sep 3 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Aug 31, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Apr 5, 1903 at Georges Creek, KY, daughter of the late Bascom and Julia Preston Childers. Her husband, Albert Miller die din 1953. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Geneva Patrick of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Emogene Felix of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Josephine Preece of Louisa and Mrs. Pauline Cook of Dayton, OH; 7 sons, Bascom Miller and Fred Miller, both of Catlettsburg, John Miller of Olive Hill, Ishmael Miller of Portland, OR, Albert Miller Jr. and Jim Miller, both of Grayson, and Homer Miller of Tampa FL; a brother Jesse Childers of Virginia; 40 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

MOORE, Jerry Monroe
1936-1986
Funeral services for Jerry Monroe Moore, 50, Martha, were conducted Sep 12 in the Elizabeth Church at Martha by minister John Pelphrey with burial in Cam Creek Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Sep 9 in St. Claire Medical Center at Morehead. Mr. Moore was born Jul 2, 1936 at Blaine, a son of Mrs. Mary Lizzie Skaggs Barker of Columbus and the late Ernest Moore. He was a carpenter. Surviving in addition to his mother, are 2 daughters, Teresa Lynn Moore of Plain City, OH and Tammy Louise Acquino of Olympia, WA; 2 sons, Ernest Moore and Rodney Wayne Moore, both of Plain City; 3 brothers, Callis Moore of Glouster, OH and Paul Barker and Noah Barker both of Plain City; 3 sisters, Marie Serafin of Upland, CA, Agnes Fonua of Ontario, CA and Norma Vanover of Columbus, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 17, 1986

NEW, Jay
1910-1986
Funeral services for Jay C. New, 76, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. New died Aug 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. New was born Mar 15, 1910, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Caudill C. and Hester Wellman New. He was a retired N & W Railroad employee, a member of the F & AM Vinson Lodge and the Fort Gay Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia King. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Castle New, a daughter, Mrs. Linda New Hedges of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Madge Smith of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Mildred Lakin of Charlotte, NC; 2 brothers, Berlin New of Chesapeake, OH and Charles New of Ravenswood, WV, and 4 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins; a sister in law, Mrs. Vernon New of Kenova. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

NOLAN, Karen Maudine
1939-1986
Funeral services for Miss Karen Maudine Nolan, 47, Louisa, were conducted Aug 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Miss Nolan died Aug 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Miss Nolan was born Jul 4, 1939, in Louisa, a daughter of Vint and Virginia Fugitt Nolan of Louisa. Additional survivors were  3 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Sprenkle of Augusta, GA, Mrs. Maxine Saulsberry of Louisa, and Mrs. Jean Ekins, of Peoria, IL; a half sister, Carol Donnelly of San Diego, CA; 2 brothers, Bob Nolan of Louisa and Curtis Nolan of Blaine and a half brother, Paul Nolan of Oceanside, CA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

PARKER, Willie
1971-1986
Funeral services for 14 year old Willie Parker of Circleville, OH were conducted Sep 5 in People's Faith Chapel in Circleville, OH by Rev. John Demint. Burial was in Forrest Cemetery. The teenager died Sep 2 at the residence of leukemia. Born Nov 17, 1971 in Circleville, he is survived by parents Sharon Fortner Parker of Circleville and William Parker of Columbus, GA. He is survived by a brother, Dale Daubenmire of Fort Benning, GA; 3 sisters, Teresa Daubenmire and Billie Jo Parker of Circleville and Mrs. David Barbara McCain of Ashville; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fortner of Laurelville. Big Sandy News, Sep 10, 1986

THOMPSON, Roy Maxwell
1925-1986
Funeral services for Roy Maxwell Thompson, 61, of Lock Avenue, Louisa, were conducted Aug 28 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Aug 25 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Aug 20, 1925 at Adams, a son of Mrs. Mary Thompson of Louisa and the late Roy Carter Thompson. He retired as a rural mail carrier from the U. S. Postal Service and a World War II veteran. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Osborne Thompson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sheila Holt of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Gina Roberts of Adams, a sister, Mrs. Bernard Poindexter of Huntington, WV and 5 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

VAUGHN, Alex, Jr.
1921-1986
Funeral services for Alex (Foo) Vaughn, Jr., 64, Burnaugh, were conducted Sep 6 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Forrest Ford. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Vaughn died Sep 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Vaughn was born Sep 6, 1921 in Johnson County, a son of the late Alex Vaughn, Sr., and Nancy Spradlin Vaughn. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee, a World War II veteran and a member of the Normal Presbyterian Church and Hampton Lodge 235 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Nalle Vaughn; a step daughter, Mrs. Osley B. Frazier of Louisville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Caldwell of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Mary Carter of Ashland; 2 brothers, Dr. Donald Vaughn of South Williamson and Dr. James M. Vaughn of Pompano Beach, FL; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 10,1986

WEAVER, Lora (Wheeler)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Lora W. Weaver, 84, of Louisa, will be conducted Friday, Sep 5 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Louisa, by the Rev. Thomas Foy. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Weaver died Sep 1 at Mount Carmel Hospital East, Columbus, OH. She was born Jul 22, 1902 in Morgan County, daughter of the late Dr. C. B. and Amanda Swann Wheeler. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Her husband, Arbie Weaver die din 1971. Survivors include 3 daughters: Mrs. Lucy Lee Workman, Columbus, OH, Miss Pauline Weaver, Louisa, Mrs. Emily Sue Thompson, Ashland; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

WELLMAN, Lula Belle (Fraley)
1907-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Belle Wellman, 78, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Sep 15, in Tabors Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Bill Hayton and Rev. Darrell Brewer. Burial was in Wellman family cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died Sep 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Wellman was born Oct 18, 1907, in Adams, KY, daughter of James and Rhoda Payne Fraley. Her husband, Clarence L. Wellman, died in 1986. She was a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons:  Rev. Herman Wellman and Glenn E.  Wellman both of  Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Mrs. Edna Leverett, Louisa, Mrs. Thelma Ryland, Fort Gay; 2 brothers: John I. Fraley and James E. Fraley both of  Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 17, 1986

WILCOX, Ida (Queen)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ida Wilcox, 85, of 3313 Greenup Ave., Ashland, were conducted today, Sep 24, at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. John Weaver. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery. She died Monday Sep 22, in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Wilcox was born Nov 14, 1900, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Zack and Rebecca Queen. Her husband, Frank Wilcox, died in 1966. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Charles Wilcox, and Douglas Wilcox, both of Ashland, Frank Donald Wilcox, of Columbus, OH and Robert E. Wilcox of Flatwoods; 2 daughters, Diana Blankenship of Flatwoods and Betty Wickham of Columbus, OH, a sister, Zelda Holbrook of Denton, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 24, 1986

WILLIAMS, Edward
1923-1986
Funeral services for Edward Williams, 63, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sep 14 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Williams died Sep 11 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Williams was born Sep 9, 1923 at Hellier, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth McPeek Williams. Surviving are a daughter, O'Bera Darlene Berg of Romulus, MI; 3 sisters, Mrs. Stella Kidd of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Flora Wellman of South Williamson and Miss Majorie Williams of Columbus, OH and 4 brothers, Doris Williams, Jack Williams and Bob Williams all of Hellier, and Eugene Williams of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 17, 1986

WILLIAMSON, Clarence
1930-1986
Funeral services for Clarence Williamson, 56, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted Sunday, Sep 14 at Webb Community Church, Webb, WV. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. He died Thursday Sep 11 at home. He was born Mar 13, 1930, route 5, Louisa, the son of Mack H. Williamson and Myrtle Copley Williamson. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellis Williamson, 2 daughters, Joyce and Kathy Williamson of route 1, Crum, 3 sons, Clarence Williamson, Jr., Dunbar, WV, Johnny R. Williamson, route 1, Crum and Franklin E. Williamson, Dunbar; a sister, Mrs. Anna Lee Evans, Franklin, OH; 5 brothers, Sherman Williamson, Franklin, OH, Carl Williamson, rotue 1, Crum, Bill J. Williamson, Sterling E. Williamson and Dwight H. Williamson, all of Crum and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 17, 1986

YORK, Emma (Abshire)
1892-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma York, 93, of Louisa were conducted Sep 1 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Olin Kearns and the Rev. Junior Watson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. York died Aug 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. York was born Sep 19, 1892 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Della Pigg Abshire. Her first husband, James W. McCallister, died in 1937. Her second husband, Julius York, died in 1979. She was a member of the Smith Chapel Church in Louisa. Surviving are a son, Dudley McCallister of Louisa; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 3, 1986

YOUNG, Hattie (Murray)
1887-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Young, 98, of Lowmansville, were conducted Monday Sep 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in Young Cemetery, Louisa. She died Friday Sep 12 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. She was born Oct 27, 1887, in Johnson County, KY. She is the widow of Monroe Young. Surviving are one daughter, Georgia Little of Lowmansville, 2 sons, Lawrence Young of Columbus, OH and Clarence Young of Somatao, CA. Big Sandy News, Sep 17, 1986

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OCTOBER

ADAMS, Elmer
1921-1986
Funeral services for Elmer (Doc) Adams, 64, Burnaugh were conducted Oct 16 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with burial in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Adams died Oct 13 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following a lengthy illness. Mr. Adams was born Dec 15, 1921 at Ivyton, a son of the late James and Maggie Fraley Adams. He was a World War II Air Force Veteran and retired in 1983 from the transportation department of Ashland Oil, Inc. as a truck driver for Halzet. He was a member of Hampton Lodge 235 F & AM, president of Blue Ribbon Fox Hunters Association and attended Burnaugh Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Powers Adams, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mike (Becky) Wilson and Mrs. Mike (Jo) Amos, both of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Eddie Adams of Tecumseh, MI and Ted Adams of Bittsburg, Germany; a sister, Mrs. Dennis Crace of Alveda, OH and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

ADAMS, Jewell
1913-1986
Funeral services for Jewell Adams, 73, Bainbridge, OH, were conducted Oct 6 in Bainbridge Church of Christ by Rev. Lloyd Miller and Rev. Kelly Grimmette. Burial was in Hallsville Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Adams died Oct 3 in Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital. Born Mar 6, 1913, in Kentucky, he was the son of Elijah and Pearl Adams. He was a World War II Army veteran and retired from DT & I Railroad in 1979 after 30 years. He was a member of the Bainbridge Church of Christ in Christian Union, American Legion Post 14 and Chillicothe Senior Citizens. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 infant children and one grandson. Survivors include his wife, Constance June Justice Adams, 4 daughters, Mrs. Chris (Pattie) Shaw and Mrs. Jerry (Brenda) Yates, both of Chillicothe, Mrs. Walley (Rosemary) Williams of Circleville and Mrs. Dan (Julie) Davis of Kingston; one son, Malcolm of Chillicothe; 3 brothers, Earsel of Hallsville, Gene of Indiana, and William of Kingston; 5 sisters, Lucibelle Yong of Tarlton, Opal Forrester of Grove City, Madge Cassidy of Cincinnati, Gladys Adams of Kingston, Virginia Mae Van Brunt of Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 8, 1986

ARTIS, Robert
1927-1986
Funeral services for Robert Washington Artis, 58, Louisa, were conducted Oct 6 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Hughes and Rev. Danny Saul. Burial was in the Earl McKinster family cemetery. Mr. Artis died Oct 4 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Artis was born Dec 11, 1927 in McDowell, WV a son of the late George Washington and Anna Lee Collins Artis. He was a mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna J. Artis, a stepdaughter, Tara McKinster of Louisa, a son, Allen Artis of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Virginia Holbrook of Twin Branch, WV, 2 brothers, Roy Artis and Leonard Artis both of Columbus, OH and 2 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 8,1986

BENNETT, Farris
1913-1986
Funeral services for Farris V. Bennett, 72, Buchanan, were conducted Oct 10 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. J. L. Moore with burial in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Bennett died Oct 7 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bennett was born Oct 25, 1913 at Buchanan, a son of the late Lewis E. and Anna Margaret Stump Bennett. He was a retired Pennco employee. Surviving are a son, Farris Bennett, Jr. of Buchanan, a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Smith of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

BLEVINS, Rhonda (McDowell)
1907-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Rhonda Blevins, 78, of Westwood, were conducted Sep 30 in Westwood Christian Baptist Church by Rev. Calvin McDowell and Rev. Jim Webster. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Mrs. Blevins died Sep 27 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Blevins was born Oct 28, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Hensley McDowell. Her husband, Morton Blevins died in 1966. Surviving are 4 sons, Robert Blevins of Dayton, OH and Herschel Blevins, Truman Blevins and Frank Blevins all of Ashland; 4 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Blackburn of Ashland, Mrs. Janice Vinson of Carthage, TN, Mrs. Dottie Ball of Newark, OH and Mrs. Linda Trimble of Staffordsville; 3 brothers, Martin McDowell and Calvin McDowell both of Ashland and Leroy McDowell of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Garnet McVay of Richmond, IN; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 1, 1986

CALDWELL, Effie (Young)
1910-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Effie Caldwell, 75, Dublin, OH, were conducted Oct 24 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Caldwell died Oct 21 in Norworth Convalescent Center in Columbus following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Caldwell was born Dec 8, 1910 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Dr. Henry S. and Delphia Curnutte Young. She was a widow of James H. Caldwell. She was a retired seamstress from Grove City Interiors and a member of Louisa First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a nephew, Bill Laney, with whom she resided, 2 daughters, Gladys Raney of Xenia, OH and Helen Harrison of West Liberty, OH; a son, Kenneth Caldwell of Dayton, OH and 2 grandchildren, Larry Pegg, West Palm Beach, FL and Linda Register, Ocala, FL. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

CRABTREE, Fred
1913-1986
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Fred Crabtree, 73, of Ceredo Manor, Ceredo, WV, were conducted Oct 3 in Tabors Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Keith Leap and Dr. Wade Armstrong. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Crabtree died Oct 1 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Crabtree was born Jun 7, 1913, in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late William Frederick and Elizabeth Loar Crabtree. He was a retired Hayden Ford Motor Co. automobile salesman and was a member of the Ceredo Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Crabtree, 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Simmons, of Ascoda, MI, and Mrs. Bradley (Linda) Cole of Huntington, WV; 2 sons, Gary Crabtree of Parkersburg, WV and Robert Crabtree of Huntington; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gene Fawcett of Florida and Mrs. B. R. Lakin of Titusville, FL; 2 brothers, Bromley Crabtree and Burl Crabtree both of Titusville and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 8, 1986

CUPP, Margaret (See)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Margaret See Cupp, 89, Blacksburg, VA, were conducted Oct 8 in the Baptist Church by Dr. Raymond F. Allen and Rev. David Moore. Burial was in Halls Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cupp died Oct 5, in Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was the widow of L. J. Cupp. Surviving are 3 sons, William Cupp, Wayne J. Cupp, Patrick Cupp, all of Blacksburg; 3 daughters, Lillian M. Cupp of Blacksburg, Betty C. Harvey of Hialeah, FL and Mary C. Hill of Savannah, GA; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Hoy-McCoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

CURNUTTE, Dovie (Castle)
1909-1986
Funeral services for Mattie native, Mrs. Dovie Curnutte, 76, of Columbus, were conducted Oct 10 in Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Curnutte died Oct 7 in Mount Carmel Medical Center at Columbus. Mrs. Curnutte was born Dec 10, 1909, at Mattie, KY, a daughter of the late David and Virgie Moore Castle. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Daniels of Elwood, IN, Mrs. Ruth Watson of Columbus, Mrs. Fay Hoppenstand of Upper Arlington, OH and Mrs. Mae Back of Urbana, OH; 3 sons, David C. Curnutte of Hilliard, OH, Charles Curnutte of Urbana, and Robert R. Curnutte of Raceland; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

DEITZ, Denise (Pennington)
1955-1986
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Denise Pennington Deitz, 30, Sadieville, were conducted Oct 17 in the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Deitz died last week from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Williamstown, KY. Mrs. Deitz was born Oct 19,1 955, a daughter of Mrs. Virginia Kirk Pennington of Louisa and the late James Elmer Pennington. She was a graduate of Lawrence County High School. She received her Bachelor and master Degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky in 1978 and 1985 respectively. Mrs. Deitz was a field supervisor in social work for the state department of Human Services in Scott, Grant and Owen counties. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Rickey Lane Deitz; a daughter, Virginia Mae Deitz, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Carlotta Lassiter of Louisa and Mrs. Deborah Pennington Poschinger of Louisville and a brother, Charles E. Hensley of Louisa. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 22, 1986

ELSWICK, Kit Carson
1892-1986
Last rites for prominent Lawrence County attorney and veteran of two wars, Kit Carson Elswick, were Tuesday Oct 7 in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Elswick, 94, died Oct 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. The former assistant U. s. Attorney was born Sep 21, 1892 on East Fork, a son of the late David Wise and Laura A. Queen Elswick. His wife Elizabeth Ann Burgess  Elswick died in 1978. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and served as an officer in World Wars I and II. He served 3 terms as Lawrence County attorney beginning in the 1920's. Afterward, he moved to Lexington to serve with the U. S. Attorney's office and also performed legal functions for other federal agencies, including title searches on the Federal Correctional Institution at Summit. He returned to Lawrence County after retirement to renew the practice of law and sit as special judge in local cases. He was a lay Methodist minister and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, past commander of the W. O. Johnson American Legion Post No. 89 and past master of Apperson Chapter 195 F & AM. Surviving are 2 daughters, Laura Elswick of Flatwoods and Mrs. Phoebe Barber of El Cajon, CA; a brother, Earl Elswick of Catlettsburg, a sister, Nora Higgins of Catlettsburg; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Graveside military rites were also conducted. Big Sandy News, Oct 8,1 986

FUGITT, Earl
1943-1986
Funeral services for Earl (Bude) Fugitt, 43, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Oct 5 in Moore Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Wooten Cemetery. Mr. Fugitt died Oct 3 at the residence. Mr. Fugitt was born Jan 20,1 943, in Louisa, a son of Mary McCoy Fugitt of Louisa and the late Bill Fugitt. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Fugitt, a daughter, Mrs. Joann Caudill of Louisa; 2 sons, Earl Fugitt, Jr., and Paul Fugitt, both of Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Daniels of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. James Clay, Mrs. Murrell Daniels and Mrs. Ruby Short, all of Louisa, a brother, Junior Fugitt of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 8,1 986

HAMMOND, Thomas
1924-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Thomas Hammond, 62, Westwood were conducted Oct 23 at Caniff Funeral Home by Rev. William Garda. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hammond died Oct 21 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Hammond was born May 25, 1924 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Steven and Frankie Rose Hammond. He was a world War II veteran. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Lizzie Hammond, a daughter, Mrs. Judy Colston of Frankfort, a son, William Edward Hammond of Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Bobbie O'Neil of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Virginia Morris of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Josie Andy of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Patsy Wilson of Shreveport, LA and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

JAMES, Betty Lou (Meade)
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Betty Lou James of New Braunfels, TX were conducted Oct 10 by Rev. J. E. Throckmorton. Burial was in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.  Mrs. James died Oct 7 in Comal County. She was born in Louisa, daughter of Delbert Q. Meade and Jeanne Fitch Meade. She was an accountant for Realinvest of San Antonio and a member of the order of Kentucky Colonels. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. James in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne B. James of New Braunfels, sister in law, Elizabeth James of Warren, PA. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

JONES, Delilah (Foster)
1912-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Delilah Jones, 74, of Drift, were conducted Oct 19 in Hall Funeral Home in Martin by Rev. Ted Shannon. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Mrs. Jones died Oct 16 in McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Jones was born Aug 18, 1912 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma C. Foster. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Surviving are her husband, Levi Jones, a son, Douglas Jones of Frankfort, brothers, Jeff Foster of Akron, OH, Emmitt Foster of Cleveland, OH, Sherman Foster of Drift, Bill Foster of Pasagoula, Miss., a sister, Mrs. Nannie Halbet of St. Mary's, OH and 2 granddaughters. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

JORDAN, Donald Gene
1941-1986
Funeral services for Adams native Donald Gene Jordan, 45, Ratcliff, were conducted Oct 11 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Moore Cemetery at Adams. Mr. Jordan died Oct 7 in Ireland Army Hospital at Fort Knox following a lengthy illness. Mr. Jordan was born Jun 29, 1941, at Adams, a son of the late Robert and Clova Cordle Jordan. He was a retired Army staff sergeant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elaine Jordan; 2 sons, Roger Jordan of Ratcliff and Donald Jordan of Clarksville, TN; a sister, Louise Bradley of Louisa; and a brother, Colvey Jordan of Groveport, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

KAZEE, Arlie, Sr.
1896-1986
Funeral services for Ulysses native, Arlie Francis Kazee, Sr., 90, Marysville, OH, were conducted Sep 29 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Martin Masitto with burial in Kazee family cemetery. Mr. Kazee died Sep 26 in Marysville hospital. Mr. Kazee was born Jul 17, 1896, in Ulysses, a son of the late Henry Wise and Elizabeth Edwards Kazee. His wife, Nora Alafair Ward Kazee, died in 1982. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Alma Florence Devine, of Marysville, Mrs. Winona Pack and Mrs. Eula Mae Mercurio, both of Thornville, OH, Mrs. Angela Geer of Bangor, Maine, and Mrs. Nora Annice Devine of Columbus, OH; 3 sons, Wayne Kazee of Ostrander, OH, Arlie Francis Kazee, Jr., of Colorado Springs, CO and Emmuel Lee Kazee of Xenia, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ossie Pack of Lowmansville and Mrs. Ogie Boyd of Orlando, FL; 33 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 1, 1986

KITCHEN, Dewie
1898-1986
Funeral services for Dewie Kitchen, 87, Louisa, were conducted Oct 25 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Kitchen family cemetery. Mr. Kitchen died Oct 22 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Kitchen was born Dec 12, 1898, in Louisa, a son of the late Arthur and Sarah Grubb Kitchen. His wife, Effie Wright Kitchen, died in 1978. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Dewielene Hunnicutt of New Albany, OH; 3 sons, Billie Kitchen of Catlettsburg, Milton Kitchen of Florida and Happy Kitchen of South Ben, IN; 2 sisters, Shirley Spillman of Webbville and Myrtle Chaffin of Webbville; a brother, John Kitchen of Louisa; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

MARCUM, Marion
1941-1986
Funeral services for Marion Marcum, 46, Inez, were conducted Oct 14 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Brumley Marcum and Sterlin Marcum. Burial was in Short Cemetery at Job, KY. He died Oct 11 at his home in Inez. He was born Jun 21, 1941 son of the late John Marcum and Grace Short Marcum of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Margie Marcum; 4 sons, Steve Marcum, Bobby Marcum, Scott Marcum and Marion Marcum, Jr. all of Inez, one daughter, Fredia Maynard of Inez; 5 brothers, James Marcum, Delbert Marcum, Edd Marcum, Clem Marcum, and Colggelt Marcum all of Louisa; 4 sisters, Macdonia Marcum and Mae Greer both of Columbus, Mary Jane Marcum of Louisa and Nomeia Brewer of Greenup, KY. Mr. Marcum was shot to death Saturday as the result of an argument at his residence located off KY 3, four miles north of Inez. His wife, Margie Marcum, 36, is charged with the shotgun slaying. He died at the scene of the incident. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

PROCTOR, Carlos R.
Funeral services for Carlos R. Proctor, 60, Cannelton, WV, were conducted Oct 11 in O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, WV by Rev. Waid Kidd. Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens. Mr. Proctor died Oct 8 in Memorial Division CMAC following a lengthy illness. He was a retired employee of Cannelton Industries with 33 years of service and was a member of UMW. He was Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Beni Kedem Shrine. Survivors include his wife, Carol Ratcliff Proctor; 2 sons, Richard of Cannelton and David Todd with the U. S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA; a sister, Grace Berry of Hugheston; 4 brothers, Kenneth, Thomas and Mickey of Hugheston and Marvin of Vaughan and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

QUEEN, Clara
1901-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Miss Clara Queen, 85, of Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 21 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Forrest Ford with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Miss Queen died Oct 17 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Miss Queen was born Aug 16, 1901, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle Adkins Queen. She was a retired legal secretary and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Catlettsburg. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Jeffrey Ferguson of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

REED, John III
1925-1986
Funeral services for John Reed, III, 61, of Louisa will be conducted today, Oct 29 at 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Reed died Oct 27 in King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. He was born Oct 24, 1925 at Williamson, WV, son of the late John Reed, Jr. and the late Molly Long Reed. He was retired from Pilgrim State Hospital, New York, NY, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Masons. Surviving are one daughter, Marine Sargeant Katheren Campbell of Santa Anna, CA; one son, John Walter Reed of New York, NY, one adopted son, Kenneth Reed, New York, NY, and an aunt, Bessie Reed of Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 29, 1986

RICE, Gladys
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Crider Rice, 91, Louisa, were conducted Oct 28, in Myrtle Chapel Church by Clifford Austin and Gallie Isaac, ministers. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Church Cemetery. Mrs. Rice died Oct 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Her husband, Doc Rice, died in 1962. Surviving are 2 sons, Archie Rice of Shiatook, OK and Kenneth Rice of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

SALYER, Bertell
1919-1986
Funeral services for Bertell Salyer, 67, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Oct 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charlie Arrington and Rev. Joe Cantrell. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Salyer died Oct 9 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Apr 24, 1919, at Sitka, KY, son of the late Irvin Salyer and Mrs. Zelda Murray Salyer of Louisa. He was a retired Rockwell International Machinist. A World War II veteran and a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Emma Jane Wheeler; 3 daughters: Mrs. Sandra Moore, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Pam Bell, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Carla Moore, Pilgrim, KY; 5 sons: Sam Salyer, Tom Salyer and David Salyer all of Orlando, FL, Doug Salyer, Louisa, Donnie Salyer, at home; mother: Mrs. Zelda Salyer, Louisa; 5 sisters: Mrs. Lorena Ball, Louisa, Mrs. Okadell Clancy and Mrs. Galena Phillips both of Columbus, Mrs. Florence Shinkle, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Odessa Glover, Addison, PA; 3 brothers: Cornell Salyer, route 4, Louisa; Chad Salyer, Addison, PA, Willard Salyer, Johnstown, OH; 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

SHIVEL, Laben
1906-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Laben T. (Dick) Shivel, 80, of Burnaugh, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 1) in Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Shivel died Sep 28 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Shivel was born Apr 26, 1906 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William T. and Ida Belle Wells Shivel. He was a retired Tennessee Gas & Transmission Co. employee and a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Herma VanHorn Shivel; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Rice of Louisa; and 5 brothers, the Rev. Arthur Shivel and Sam Shivel both of Ashland, William Shivel of Catlettsburg and Glen Shivel and Lawrence Shivel both of Lincoln Park, MI. Big Sandy News, Oct 1, 1986

SIMPSON, Giles H.
1916-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Giles H. Simpson, 70 of Dallas, TX, will be conducted today, Oct 8 at 10 a.m. at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Dan Armstrong and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Vaughn Cemetery. Mr. Simpson died Oct 5 in Med City Hospital in Dallas. Mr. Simpson was born Sep 9, 1916 at Louisa, a son of the late Giles A. and Nellie Hatcher Simpson. He was a World War II veteran and a retired electrical contractor. He was a member of the Louisa First United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge 1218 F & AM and the Shrine Temple at Irving, TX. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Chloe Carter Simpson, a daughter, Mrs. Marcia Ballew of Richardson, TX, a son, Giles William Simpson of Plano, TX; 3 brothers, James L. Simpson and Robert K. Simpson, both of Louisa and John F. Simpson of Irving; his stepmother, Mrs. Georgia Simpson of Louisa and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Oct 8, 1986

SMITH, Herbert
1901-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Herbert Smith, 85, of Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday, Oct 15 at 11 a.m. in John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. William H. Vallance. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Smith died Oct 12 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Smith was born Oct 5, 1901, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Archie and Dora Belle Roberts Smith. He retired with 25 years service in 1965 from Armco Inc. and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Easter Riffe Smith, 2 sons, Clyde E. Smith of Connersville, IN and W. K. "Bill" Smith of Kenova, WV; 3 daughters, Lucille McCampbell of Beltsville, MD and Barbara Sexton and Roberta Jo DePriest of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

SPARKS, J. W. (Wes)
1898-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native J. W. (Wes) Sparks, 87, Hilliard, OH, were to be conducted Oct 29 in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Harold Salyer. Burial was in Skaggstown Church Cemetery. The former Johnson Countian died Oct 25, in Hilliard. Mr. Sparks was born Dec 19, 1898, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Caney and Colista Ramey Sparks. His wife, Vesta Evans Sparks, died in 1976. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Duell Sparks of Hilliard, OH, Darrell Sparks of Chillicothe, OH, and Rev. Delmar Sparks of Westerville, OH; three daughters, Opal Barker of Morehead, Neva Barker of Paintsville, and Marlene Wells of Wittensville; a brother, Garfield Sparks of Martha; three sisters, Mary Evans of Red Bush, Della Collier of Martha and Gladys Skaggs of Hilliard; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

SPARKS, Myrtle Mae (Boggs)
1903-1986
Funeral services for Myrtle Mae Sparks, 83, of Blaine will be conducted today Oct 1 at 10:30 at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Ross. Burial will be in Sparks family cemetery, Blaine. She died Sunday, Sep 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. She was born Apr 15, 1903 at Blaine, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha Blevins Boggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huston Sparks in 1967. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Lena Castle, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Alice Barker, Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Gretta Wells, Blaine, KY; one son, Ronald Sparks, Blaine, one brother, Reuben Boggs of Blaine; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 1, 1986

SPURLOCK, Patton
1920-1986
Funeral services for Patton Spurlock, 66, of Rockwood, MI, will be conducted Thursday in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Spurlock Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Spurlock died Oct 26, at Sea Way Hospital, Trenton, MI. He was born Mar 24, 1920 at Rockcastle, KY, son of John Spurlock and Mary Stewart Spurlock. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Irene Thompson Spurlock of Rockwood, MI; one daughter, Joyce Dickson of Trenton, MI; 3 sons, Ronald Spurlock and Timothy Spurlock both of Rockwood, MI and Donald Spurlock of Trenton, MI; one brother, Fred Spurlock of route 5 Louisa, 3 sisters, Sarah Cox and Lizzie Hall of route 2, Louisa and Leta Frazier of Wayne, WV; and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

STURGILL, Lizzie (Music)
1898-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence Countian, Mrs. Lizzie M. Sturgill, 88, were conducted Oct 25 in Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg with burial in Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Sturgill died Oct 22 in Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Sturgill was born Feb 16, 1898, at German, KY, a daughter of the late Jim and Emily Setser Music. Her husband, Charlie Sturgill, died in 1978. Surviving are a son, John Lloyd Sturgill; and 3 daughters, Mary Lou Jervis Fulford of Emma, Minnie Conley of Fort Clinton, OH and Gertrude Endicott of Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

WAGNER, Mark A.
1966-1986
Funeral services for Mark A. Wagner, 20, Westerville, OH, were conducted Oct 12, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Wilson Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Wagner died Oct 8 in Chicago, IL. Mr. Wagner was born Apr 13, 1966, at Westerville, a son of Rolla and Ella Bartram Wagner of Westerville. He was a student at Northwestern University at Chicago. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, John Wagner of Westerville, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Sharp of Galloway, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

WALLACE, Eliza (Pridemore)
1921-1986
Funeral services for Chapman native, Mrs. Eliza Wallace, 65, of Inez, were conducted Oct 11 at Richardson Chapel Church by Rev. Oscar Ervin and Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace died Oct 8 at the residence. Mrs. Wallace was born Mar 27, 1921, at Chapman, a daughter of the late John and Mae Meade Pridemore. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Kathy Mills, Mrs. Frances Castle and Mrs. Jackie Hammonds, all of Inez, and Mrs. Minnie Bell Crawford and Mrs. Rachel McKenzie, both of Louisa, a son, Michael Paul Wallace of Inez, a sister, Mrs. Georgia Dean of Fort Gay, WV, 2 brothers, Willis Pridemore of Richardson and Walter Moore of Louisa, 4 half brothers, Albert Maynard and John P. Maynard both of Berlin Heights, OH and Mac Pridemore and Bill Pridemore, both of Louisa; 6 half sisters, Betty Pridemore, Edith Thompson, Wilma Fitch, Joyce Terry, Ruth Allen and Ethel Rickman, all of Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

WEBB, William Leonard
1894-1986
Funeral services for William Leonard Webb, 92, of Louisa, were conducted Oct 14 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Rev. Bennie Blankenship and Gene Hill. Burial was in Wells Cemetery. He died Oct 12 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. He was born Aug 30, 1894, son of the late Nancy Jane Stapleton Webb. He was a retired coal miner, merchant and real estate broker. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Butcher Webb; a son, Frank Webb of Paintsville; a step daughter, Sarah Butcher; a sister, Mary Freeman; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 15, 1986

WHEELER, Celcus
1894-1986
Funeral services for Celcus Wheeler, 92, of Ashland were conducted Oct 18 at John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Reynolds. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. He died Oct 16 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler was born Apr 29, 1894, in Lawrence  County, a son of the late Isaac G. and Susan Terry Wheeler. His wife, Samantha Shortridge Wheeler, died in 1980. He was a retired retail grocer, a former city commissioner and a World War I Army veteran, having served with the 84th Field Artillery. He was a lifetime member of the Clarence Fields American Legion Post 76 and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Dorothy Jean Simmerman of Ashland and Virginia Colleen Sandridge of Millwood, WV; 7 brothers, Franklin Wheeler and Ora Wheeler, both of Ashland, Espy Wheeler of Catlettsburg, Eskie Wheeler of Raceland, Burns O. Wheeler and George Wheeler, both of Blaine, and Ova Wheeler of South Point, OH; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

WILLIAMS, Estill
1907-1986
Graveside services for Estill Williams, 79, of Ashland, KY formerly of Lawrence County will be conducted at 10:30 Thursday Oct 23 at the Hay-Muncy Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Williams died Oct 20 at the Elmwood Village Nursing Home, Ashland, KY. He was born Sep 8, 1907, at Blaine, KY. He was the son of the late Dave and Martelia Swann Williams. His wife, Mae Skaggs Williams preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 sons, Estill Williams, Jr., Billy Williams, James K. Williams, and Leslie Williams, all of Ashland, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Clyde Johns of Louisa, Mrs. Felcia Brickey of Ohio; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 22, 1986

WORKMAN, Roger D.
1956-1986
A 30 year old Louisa man was killed Friday night in a one vehicle collision at the intersection of US 23 and KY 645. Kentucky State Police said Roger D. Workman, 618 Lock Ave., was transported to Humana Hospital-Louisa where he died. Police said that Workman's vehicle was traveling on KY 645 when he slid across the intersection and sped off the roadway into the embankment. Trooper James Bishop said the incident occurred about 8:10 p.m. Graveside services were Oct 27 at the Patton Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Mr. Workman was born Jan 7, 1956, in Louisa, a son of the late Harvey and Addie Diamond Workman. He was a heavy equipment operator for Construction-Triple B in Prestonsburg and Teamster Local No. 505. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beverly Ferguson Workman, a son, Roger Lee workman at home, a daughter, Lovell Elizabeth Workman at home, 4 sisters, Joan Cornett and Sandra West both of Louisa, Jean Carter of Circleville, OH and Peggy Burchett of Delaware, OH; 2 brothers, Richard Workman and Keith Workman both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 29, 1986

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ADAMS, Opal (Rose)
1917-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Rose Adams, 69, 405 Wilson Ave., Louisa, were conducted Nov 14 in Young Funeral Home by minister Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Nov 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Adams was born Jun 10, 1917 at Irad, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose. She was a private nurse. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Jo Adams of Louisa and 3 brothers, Sam Rose of Williamson, WV, Curtis Rose of Circleville, OH and Paul Rose of Elkhorn, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

BALDWIN, Everett
Funeral services for Everett Baldwin, 69, Inez, were to be conducted at 11 Wednesday Nov 19 in Vineyard United Baptist Church with burial in Dexter Baldwin Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin died Nov 16 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Surviving are 6 daughters, Dottie Lou Chapman and Betty Lou Ratliff both of Louisa, Vonea Sue Horn of Columbus, Shirley Morrison and Ruby Ann Cox, both of Inez, and Diana Cline of Catlettsburg; 8 sons, Johnnie Baldwin of Jackson, OH, Charles Baldwin and Everett Lee Baldwin both of Columbus, Lacy Baldwin of Kermit, Dexter Baldwin of Louisa, David Baldwin of Ashville, OH, Donnie Baldwin of Circleville and Ronnie Baldwin of Chillicothe. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

BALL, Isola (Workman)
1916-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Isola Workman Ball, 70, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 3 in Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Mason Harrod. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery. Mrs. Ball died Oct 31 in Wurtland Health Care Center. Mrs. Ball was born Sep 29, 1916 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Henry Calvin and Alice Hale Workman. Her husband, David Ball, preceded her in death. She was a member of the West Catlettsburg United Methodist Church. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

BARKER, Lundy J.
Funeral services for Lundy J. Barker, 76, Hilliard, OH, were conducted Tuesday in the Elizabeth Church at Martha by Rev. John Pelphrey. Burial was in Barker family cemetery. Mr. Barker died Saturday in Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Survivors are sons and daughters: Callis Moore, Glouster, OH, Marie Serafin, Upland, CA, Paul Barker, Plain City, OH, Agnes Fonua, Upland, Norma Vanover, Columbus, Noah Barker, Plain City, 25 grandchildren, sister, Mary Hay, Plain City, brothers, Ernest Barker, Plain City, and Ottis Barker, Circleville. Arrangements were by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

BOGGS, Harold Ray
1935-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Harold Ray Boggs, 51, Ashland, were conducted Nov 8 in John Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Gary Ausburn. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Boggs died Nov 5 at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Boggs was born Jun 30, 1935 in Lawrence county, a son of Opal Gambill Boggs of 2811 Grace Street, Ashland and the late Okie J. Boggs. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Publishing Co. and member of Elks Lodge 350. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 sisters, Joyce Gartin of Ashland and Carolyn Scott of Flatwoods; and one brother, Okie C. Boggs of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

BURGESS, Catherine (Queen)
1913-1986
Graveside services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Catherine (Kay) Burgess, 72, Frankfort, were conducted Nov 7 in Burgess Cemetery. Mrs. Burgess died Nov 4 at the residence. Mrs. Burgess was born Dec 25, 1913, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth White Queen. The native of Lawrence county was a member of the Franklin County Council on Aging, Inc., International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons and the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Burgess is preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Burgess. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Stanley "Sandra" Blostein of Pickerington, OH and Mrs. William "Dudley" Jones of Mainz, Germany; 2 brothers, 2 brothers, Howard Queen of Louisa and Tom Queen of Morehead; 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal McCarthy of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Eleanor Bennington of Wheelersburg, OH and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 12, 1986

CARTER, Clarence
1902-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native Clarence L. Carter, 86, of Ashland, were conducted Nov 3 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Carter died Oct 31, in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born Mar 1, 1902, in Louisa, a son of the late Joseph and Lilly Richards Carter. His wife, Nola Carter, died in 1983. He was the manager of the Riverview Trailer Park. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Clarence (Marie) Lockwood of Ashland, whom he raised; 5 sisters, Virginia Warden of Ashland, Madge Church, Laura Spillman, Martha West and Cora Carter, all of Ashland and a brother, Elmer Carter, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

CHAPMAN, William M.
1919-1986
Funeral services for William Morgan Chapman, Jr., 67, Fallsburg, were conducted Wednesday, Nov 12 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Pete Miller. Burial was in Maddy Cemetery. Mr. Chapman, former Fallsburg retail grocer, died Nov 9 at the residence following an apparent heart attack. The World War II veteran was born May 3, 1919, a son of the late W. M. Chapman and Irma Austin Chapman. He was former-operator of Chapman grocery in Fallsburg. His wife, Phyllis M. Chapman, died in 1973. Additional survivors includes a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Woods of Fallsburg, a son, James E. Chapman of Davisburg, MI; a sister, Fay Burris of Vanceburg, a brother, Keith Chapman, Kingsburg, CA and 7 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 12, 1986

COLLIER, Emerson
1906-1986
Funeral services for Emerson Collier, 80, of Martha, were conducted Thursday, Oct 30, at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Homer Evans, Ellis Hamilton and Kenneth Wright, ministers. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery. Mr. Collier died Oct 27. Mr. Collier was born Jul 20, 1906, in Johnson County, a son of the late Edward and Lucinda Phillips Collier. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. field foreman and a Christian Union Enterprise Baptist Church minister. He serves as monitor of the Enterprise Baptist Association for 3 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Sparks Collier, 4 daughters, Maxine Wheeler of West Carrollton, OH, Pauline Kelley of Inez, Brooksie Stephens of New Carlisle, OH, and Dottie Lou Nousi of Rock Springs, WY; 2 sons, Curtis Collier of Martha and Cratis Collier of Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Lula Hayes of Portsmouth, OH and Rachel Justice of Greenup; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

CYRUS, Jay Arlin
1911-1986
Funeral services for Jay Arlin Cyrus, 75, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 14 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by ministers Willard Robertson and Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Cyrus family cemetery. Mr. Cyrus died Nov 11 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Cyrus was born Sep 18, 1911 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Albert F. and Francis Elizabeth Webb Cyrus. He retired with 28 years of service as a Wayne County school bus driver and was a member of Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mae Marcum Cyrus; 3 sons, Patrick Nelson Cyrus of Prichard, WV, Bernard Lee Cyrus and Robert Glenn Cyrus both of Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

DAVIS, John B.
1904-1986
Funeral services for John B. Davis, 82, Blaine, were conducted Oct 30 in Paintsville Funeral Home by Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Davis Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Oct 28 at the residence. Mr. Davis was born Jun 5, 1904, in Lawrence county, a son of the late M. A. and Trinnie Pack Davis. His wife, Laura J. Caudill Davis, died in 1968. Surviving are 2 sons, Ernest Davis and Gene Davis, both of Sitka, 4 daughters, Mrs. James (Anna) Pinkerton of Blaine, Mrs. Keith (Barbara) Gillium of Rush and Mrs. Harold (Willa) Bendixson and Mrs. Lowell (Cinda) Lemaster, both of Marion, IN; 2 brothers, Willie S. Davis of Blaine, Walter W. Davis, of Sunbury, OH; a sister, Mrs. Elmond (Flora ) David of Flat Gap; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

FLETCHER, Lorene B. (Rodgers)
1906-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene B. Fletcher, 80, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 13 in First United Methodist Church by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Fletcher died Nov 10 at the residence. Mrs. Fletcher was born Sep 11, 1906, at Henderson, a daughter of the late Louis J. and Mertie Ann Pinkston Rodgers. Her husband, John Fletcher, died in 1969. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Marie B. Hatfield of Hampden, WV, Mrs. Ann B. Harris of Arnold, CA, Mrs. Glenna D. Ferren of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mrs. Barbara A. Porter of Omar, WV and Mrs. Joy May Bumgarner of Pollock Pines, CA, a son, Sammie L. Fletcher of Louisa, a sister, Evadene Woodrum of Huntington, WV, a brother, L. D. Rodgers of Kokomo, IN; 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

HALE, Imogene (See)
1904-1986
Graveside services for Louisa native Imogene See Hale, 82, Ashland, were conducted Nov 5, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by Rev. Charles Turkington. Mrs. Hale died Nov 3 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hale was born Feb 18, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William W. and Nora York See. Her husband, William H. Hale, died in 1984. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Phoebe Hale Webb of Ashland; 2 sisters, Mrs. E. Poe Harris and Miss Virginia See, both of Ashland and a granddaughter, Teresa Webb Cox of Orange Park, FL whom she reared. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

HOLT, Opal (Vanhoose)
1919-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal V. Holt, 67, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Nov 13 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Holt died Nov 11 at the residence. Mrs. Holt was born Apr 30, 1919 at Twin Branch, WV, a daughter of the late Perry and Mary Edwards Vanhoose. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmira Webb of Prichard and Mrs. Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay and a brother, Billy Joe Vanhoose of Flatwoods. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

LYCAN, Grace (Pinson)
1904-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Pinson Lycan, 82, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 13 in Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Frank McKinster and Rev. William Hayton. Burial was in Lycan Cemetery. Mrs. Lycan died Nov 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Lycan was born Mar 30, 1904, at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Jeff and Janetta Crum Pinson. Her husband, Carlis Lycan, died in 1969. Surviving are a son, Donald C. Lycan of Lebanon, OH; 5 grandchildren and 5  great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

MILEM, Marvin
1904-1986
Funeral services for Marvin Stewart Milem, 82, Louisa, were conducted Nov 17 in Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Milem died Nov 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Milem was born Aug 5, 1904 at Richardson, a son of the late Liddie Dorcas Fitch. Surviving is a brother, Girard Fitch of Whitehouse. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

NAPIER, Evelyn (Graves)
1929-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Evelyn Graves Napier, 57, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 13 in Oak Grove Methodist Church by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Napier Cemetery. Mrs. Napier died Nov 11 in Catlettsburg. Mrs. Napier was born Jun 14, 1929, at Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Lillian Graves of Fort Gay, WV and the late Jay Graves. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Kenneth Napier, 3 sons, Earl Mike Seagraves and Jerry Napier, both of Kenova, WV, and Kenneth Marshall Napier of Ashland, 4 sisters, Vera Mae Reese of Mansfield, OH, Elizabeth Bowe and Marlene Cook both of Columbus, OH, and Mary Hensley of Louisa, a brother, Marshall Graves of Huntington, WV and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

NELSON, Georgia (O'Neal)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Frances O'Neal Nelson, 84, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Nov 9 in Louisa United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Nov 5. Mrs. Nelson was born Mar 26, 1902 in Bowling Green, KY, a daughter of the late W. C. O'Neal and Elizabeth Vinson O'Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Nelson and daughter, Ernestine. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Annis Highberger of Charleton Heights, WV and Anna Jane, four brothers, Samuel, Clem, Ferrell, and Arzatus O'Neal. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 12, 1986

PERRY, Herbert Donald
1927-1986
Funeral services for Herbert Donald Perry, 59, Louisa, were conducted Nov 24 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Perry died Nov 21 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Perry was born Mar 16, 1927 in Louisa, a son of the late Ray and Jessie Vaughn Perry. He was a retired railroad employee and a veteran of the Korean conflict. Surviving are Mrs. Faye Duncan Perry, 2 daughters, Mrs. Donetta Borders of Louisa and Mrs. Barbara Sue Thompson, Catlettsburg, KY; a son: Donald Ray Perry, at home; stepmother: Mollie Perry, Louisa; 6 sisters: Mrs. Nadene Jarrell, Columbus, Mrs. Gladys Ratliffe, Virginia, Mrs. Janice Winn, Columbus, Mrs. Charlene Salyer, Louisa, Mrs. Drema Phelps, Tennessee, Mrs. Rose Koons, Columbus; 4 brothers: Coleman Perry, Louisa, David Perry, Mansfield, OH, Jimmy Ray Perry and John Perry both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1986

PIGG, Josephine (Jollifee)
1917-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine J. Pigg, 69, Louisa, were conducted Nov 7 in First United Methodist Church with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Pigg died Nov 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Pigg was born Oct 9, 1917, in Weston, WV, the daughter of the late J. U. Jolliffe and the late Emma Wray Wallace Jolliffe. She was a member of the Louisa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa. She was a graduate of the American University, Washington, D. C. Surviving are her husband, Joe W. Pigg of Lousia; 3 sons, Jim J. Pigg, Jonathan Wallace Pigg and Joe Allen Pigg all of Louisa, 5 grandchildren, Kara, Brandon, Ashley, Amanda and Jordan. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

RIGGS, Thomas Robert
1960-1986
Memorial services for  1st Lt. Thomas Robert Riggs, 26, of Camp Pendleton, CA, were conducted Wednesday Nov 19 at Camp Pendleton. A military graveside service was conducted Saturday  Nov 22 in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. Charles W. Bertrand. lst Lt. Riggs of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Camp Pendleton, died Nov 14 as a result of a helicopter crash while on a routine training flight, 10 miles north of San Clemente, CA. Mr. Riggs was born Jul 22, 1960 in Chicago, IL, son of Robert L. Riggs and Mary Jane Chatfield Riggs of LaCanada,  CA; He served in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years. He was a graduate of San Diego State University and a member of the University Rowing Crew. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters, Nancy Jane Riggs of San Diego, CA and Kathryn Hayes Riggs of San Francisco, CA, a grandmother, Mrs. Lee R. Riggs of Phoenix, AZ, an aunt Lois Vincent of Phoenix, AZ; 2 uncles, R. H. Dutch Chatfield of Ashland and Hugh M. Chatfield of Louisa, KY and a great aunt, Mrs. O. J. Short of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1986

 

ROBERTS, Allen Taylor
1915-1986
Funeral services for Allen Taylor Roberts, 71, of Blaine, KY, were conducted Saturday, Nov 1 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Ross and Rev. Gary Sparks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died Oct 29. He was born at Blaine, KY, son of Benson Roberts and Ora Fraley Roberts. He was retired from State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline Roberts, a daughter: Mrs. Sharon Ferguson, Blaine, a son: Rev. Michael A. Roberts, Blaine; a sister: Mrs. Betty Kitchen, Bartlesville, OK, a brother: Jack Roberts, Columbus, OH; 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

ROWE, Leslie
1912-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Leslie Rowe, 74, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 13 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Rowe died Nov 10 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rowe was born Aug 2, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Mart and Miney Scarberry Rowe. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Linda Sue Johnson of Prestonsburg, a son, Carl Rowe of Prestonsburg, a brother, Charles Rowe of DeLand, FL, 2 half brothers, Edgel Rowe of Westwood and Oscar Rowe of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Brown of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Elizabeth Laney of DeLand. Big Sandy News, Nov 19,1986

RUTHERFORD, Fannie ( Workman)
1932-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Rutherford, 54, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 4 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rutherford died Oct 31 in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Rutherford was born Oct 1, 1932 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Lace and Ossean Chapman Workman. She was an employee of Union Carbide of Cleveland. Surviving are her husband, Charles Rutherford, a daughter, Carol Linger of Windsor, OH; four sons, Bryan Wallace, Matt Wallace and Jerry Wallace, all of Columbus, OH and Loren Wallace of Windsor and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane Lemaster of Fort Gay and Kay Phillips of Akron, OH. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

SHIVEL, Willie
1910-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Willie D. (Bill) Shivel, 76, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 11 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Jimmy Nichols and Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Shivel died Nov 8 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Shivel was  born Apr 5, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William T. and Ida Belle Wells Shivel. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee and a member of Rose Hill Baptist church, United Commercial Travelers and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member and past master of Greenhill Lodge 521 F & AM and member and past president of Big Sandy Lions Club. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel VanHorn Shivel; and 4 brothers, the Rev. Arthur Shivel and Sam Shivel, both of Ashland and Glen Shivel and Lawrence Shivel, both of Lincoln Park, MI. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

STEWART, May (Morris)
Funeral services for Mrs. May Stewart, 86, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Nov 24 in Smith Chapel at Webbville by Rev. Larry Fraley and Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died Nov 21, in Louisa. Mrs. Stewart was born Jun 19, 1900 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Ben and Eliza Osborn Morris. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Skaggs of Webbville; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 26, 1986

TACKETT, Ruby (Queen)
1909-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native Ruby Louise Queen Tackett, 77, were conducted Oct 28 in Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Tackett died Oct 26 in Clinic Convalescent Center, Madisonville. Born in Louisa, Apr 20, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth Queen. She was a retired educator teaching in West Broadway Elementary; a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Retired Teachers Association and the Twentieth Century Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alvin Tackett Sep 10, 1983. Survivors include one son, James H. Tackett, 128 Oldham Lane; 3 sisters, Eleanor Bennington, Wheelersburg, OH, Opal McCarthy, Washington, D. C. and Katherine Burgess, Frankfort, KY; 2 brothers, Howard Queen, Louisa, KY and Tom Queen, Morehead, KY; 2 grandchildren, Mark and Sara Tackett both of 128 Oldham Lane, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 5, 1986

VARNEY, Sue (Burke)
1914-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Burke Varney, 72, of South Mayo Trail, were conducted Nov 14 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. W. A. Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Varney died Nov 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Varney was born May 18, 1914, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Harry and Neva Wilson Burke. Her husband, Luke Varney, Sr., died in 1984. She was retired with 40 years of service as a teacher in the Lawrence County system and a graduate of Morehead State University. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Louisa Chapter 292; Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kay Maynard of Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Homer A. Taff of Fort Worth, TX and Mrs. Vernon Lynch of Fort Myers, FL; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 19, 1986

WRIGHT, Thelma (Sturgill)
1906-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Sturgill Wright, 80, Portage, IN, were conducted Nov 8 at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Frank Shepherd. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. The former Ashland resident died Nov 5 in Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, IN. Services were conducted Nov 6 in Engle Funeral Home in Portage. Mrs. Wright was born Aug 9, 1906 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Marion L. and Dora Nickell Sturgill. Mrs. Wright was a member of Portage First Church of the Nazarene, Portage Senior Citizens, and World War II Mothers. Her husband, Wayne Wright, died Oct 13, 1973. Surviving are a step daughter, Betty Jo Keaton of Port Washington, OH, 2 sons, William Wright of Valparaiso and Larry D. Wright of Portage; 2 sisters, Alice Patino of Ithaca, NY and Frances Smith of Sylva, NC; 3 brothers, Millard Sturgill of Portage, Vincent Sturgill of Louisa and Glen Sturgill of Ashland; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

YOUNG, Walter Paul
1928-1986
Funeral services for Walter Paul Young, 58, of Louisa, were conducted Nov 10 at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Young died Nov 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Oct 17, 1928 in Louisa, the son of the late Walter Paul Young, Sr., and Virginia Johns Hudson of Louisa. He was a retired South Central Bell lineman. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a veteran of the Korean War and a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to his mother survivors include 2 daughters, Tammy Irene Harrod and Joanna Young, both of Frankfort, one half brother, Theodore L. Hudson, Jr. of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 12, 1986

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DECEMBER

ADKINS, Marvin Mae (Elkins)
1902-1986
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Mae Adkins, 84, Alexandria, KY were conducted Dec 1 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Adkins died Nov 27 in Lakeside Nursing Home in Highland Heights, KY. Mrs. Adkins was born Jun 16, 1902 in Ashland, a daughter of the late John and Clara Cordell Elkins. Her husband, Robert Adkins, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine  Barbica of Alexandria; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

ARTRIP, Martin B.
1897-1986
Funeral services for Martin B. Artrip, 89, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 15 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Armstrong with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Artrip died Dec 13 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Artrip was born Nov 29, 1897, in Wayne county, WV, a son of the late William E. and Stacey Webb Artrip. His wife, Joyce Kirk Artrip, died in 1959. He was a retired N & W Railway clerk with 39 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Carr of Louisa; 2 sons, James Artrip of Opdyke, IL and M. L. Artrip of Sciotoville, OH; a sister, Myrtle Hitchcock of Orlando, FL; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 17, 1986

BARKER, Johnnie
Funeral services for Johnnie Barker, 83, Lowmansville, were conducted Dec 9 in Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Mr. Barker died Dec 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Lizzie Lemaster Barker; three sons, Dan Barker of Fuget, Robert Barker of Lowmansville, and Kendrick Barker of Jackson, OH; two daughters, Ada Cantrell of Fuget, and Brenda Banks of Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, Dec 10, 1986

BATES, Joseph B.
1929-1986
Funeral services for Joseph B. Bates, 57, Kenova, owner of Air West Virginia, Inc., were conducted Dec 13 in Hardinsburg, KY, with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Bates died Dec 10 piloting a plane which crashed in Floyd County. Mr. Bates was born Aug 15, 1929 in Hardinsburg, a son of Levi Bates of Hardinsburg and the late Thelma Bates. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Mrs. Sharon Bates, 2 daughters, Debbie Kemp and Robin Bates, 2 sons, Tom Bates and David Bates, 3 step children, Joanie, Joey and Jeanie, a sister, Helen O'Connel and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 17, 1986

BILLUPS, Raymond Burgess
1918-1986
Graveside services for Fort Gay native Raymond Burgess Billups, 67, of Salem, VA, will be conducted today, Wednesday, Dec 10, at 2 in the Billups Gap Cemetery in Fort Gay by Rev. Pete Robinette. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Barboursville Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Billups died Dec 6 in Salem Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, VA. He was born May 4, 1918, in Fort Gay, son of the late Raymond Billups Sr., and Myrtle Massey Billups. He was a disabled veteran of World War II. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Arlene Crutcher of Huntington, WV, Myrtle (Pattye) Saunders of Columbus, OH and Naomi Clemick of Tucson, AZ. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 10, 1986

BLANKENSHIP, Ethel (Prichard)
1901-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Prichard Blankenship, 85, 106 W. Perry St., Louisa, were conducted Dec 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Blankenship died Nov 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Blankenship was born Jul 15, 1901 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Della Sexton Prichard. Her husband, Worth Blankenship died in 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Patrick Hicks of Ashland and Mrs. William B. Derifield of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Millar of Maryland, a brother, Lewis Prichard of St. Petersburg, FL; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

BOGGS, James Arlie
1910-1986
Funeral services for James Arlie Boggs, 76, Webbville, were conducted Dec 14 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Boggs died Dec 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Boggs was born May 7, 1910, in Webbville, a son of the late Thomas and Martha Jane Clark Boggs. He was a retired boilermaker and farmer. Surviving are 3 daughters, Silas Steel of Blaine, Mildred Williams of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN, and Frankie Marshall of Palm Springs, FL; 4 sons, James Arlie Boggs of Willard, Roger D. Boggs of Zephyr Hills, FL, Jack Boggs of Webbville and Randall B. Boggs of Hitchins; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Prater of Chillicothe, OH and Mrs. Cloral Arrington of Louisa, a brother, C. C. Boggs of Lexington; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 17, 1986

BURCHETT, Charlie
1908-1986
Funeral services for Charlie Burchett, 78, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Dec 14 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harold Bond and Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Dec 12 at the residence. Mr. Burchett was born Aug 15, 1908, in Louisa, a son of the late Lewis Kidd and Martha Adkins Burchett. He was a retired employee for Union Fork and Hoe Co., in Columbus, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille  Church Burchett; 5 daughters: Mrs. Juanita Burke and Mrs. Mary Lou Wilks both of Louisa, Mrs. Martha Hacker and Mrs. Roberta Roberts both of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Ann Kirk of Inez, KY; 4 sons: Ernest Burchett, Louisa, Delbert Burchett, Jim Burchett and Charles E. Burchett all of route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Ratcliffe, Circleville, OH; 14 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 17,1986

BURTON, John
1944-1986
Graveside services for John W. Burton, 42, route 4, Louisa were conducted Dec 18 by Rev. Jack McCoy. Mr. Burton died of self-inflicted bullet wound Dec 15. His body was discovered about 4:30 p.m. at his Buchanan residence by a relative. Assistant coroner Ted Preston ruled the death was caused by a self inflicted .22 caliber rifle wound. No autopsy was conducted. Mr. Burton was born Jan 23, 1944, in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Verna Ball Burke of Louisa and the late Glen Burton. He was a mechanic and served during the Vietnam War. Surviving, in addition to his mother are his stepfather, John Burke, a son, William Glen Burton of Columbus, OH; a sister, Glenetta Boncoski of Toledo, OH and a half brother, Raymond Ball of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

BYRD, Bertha (Edwards)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Byrd, 86, Blaine, were conducted Nov 28 in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Byrd died Nov 25 at the residence. Mrs. Byrd was born Sep 8, 1900, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Merdith and Della Boggs Edwards. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Terry) Moore of Blaine, a son, Harry R. Kidd of Blaine; 5 sisters, Mrs. Julie Hale and Mrs. Ruth Sparks both of Blaine, Mrs. Sarah Norris and Mrs. Rebecca Griffith, both of Ashland and Mrs. Irene Conrad, Greenfield, OH; 2 brothers: Arthur Edwards and Arnold Edwards both of Blaine, 8 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

CHAFFIN, Charlie
1903-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Charlie Chaffin, 83, Kingston, OH were conducted Dec 18 in Hill Funeral Home with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Chaffin died Dec 15 in Gospel Light Nursing Home, Kingston. Born Apr 29, 1903, in Lawrence County, KY. He was the son of William S. and Genoah Large Chaffin. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Bush Chaffin, in 1940; his second wife, Marguerite Taylor Chaffin in 1983; his parents, 2 sons, James and Sammy Chaffin, one infant son, 5 sisters, 8 brothers, 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Survivors include 5 sons, Charles Larry Chaffin and Bill Chaffin of Kingston, Frank Chaffin of Indiana, Russell Chaffin of Circleville, Gerald Chaffin of Missouri, 8 daughters, Mrs. Guy (Shirley) Hunter of Kingston, Mrs. Wanda Reed of Circleville, Mrs. Buzz (Jeanette) Parrott, Mrs. Garry (Sandra) Kuhn and Mrs. Chuck (Pat) Davis, all of Kingston, Mrs. Earl (Anna) Timmons of Hallsville, Mrs. Gary (Madge) Summit of Indiana, Mrs. Kenneth (Loretta) Davis of Baltimore; 34 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

CHILDERS, Helen L. (Hinkle)
1911-1986
Funeral services for Helen L. Childers, 75, Louisville, will be conducted at 10:30 Wednesday, Dec 24 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Pat Edd McDowell. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Childers died Sunday, Dec 21 at Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was born Sep 28, 1911, in Richardson, daughter of the late R. D. Jr. and Ethel Ward Hinkle. She was a member of the Audubon Methodist Church, Louisville and Louisville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include husband, George L. Childers; 2 daughters: Peggy E. McDowell, Glasgow, KY, George Ann Sotsky, Louisville; 2 sons: Frank R. Childers, and Larry E. Childers both of Louisville; a sister: Francis Sparks, Louisville and a brother: Lafe S. Hinkle, Richardson; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

COMPTON, Denver
1913-1986
Funeral services for Denver Compton, 73, Louisa, were conducted Dec 28 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand with burial in Spencer family cemetery. Mr. Compton died Dec 26, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Compton was born at Ulysses, KY on Nov 30, 1913, a son of the late Napoleon and Elizabeth Boyd Compton. Orphaned while a small child, he was taken in by the late Cora Johnson Boyd who raised him as her foster son. After the outbreak of the second world war, he entered the United States Army and eventually served over 34 months in the European Theater of Operations. A combat veteran, he saw action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Germany and Austria. The military organization of which he was a part throughout his European service had the original designation of the 1st Combat Signal Company, 44 men of hat organization waded ashore in the invasion of North Africa on Nov 8, 1942. When the war ended on May 8, 1945, only 8 of those 44 men were still alive. The 1st Combat Signal Company remains, to this day, the most decorated unit of Army Signal Corps.

Returning to the United States after the end of the war, he married Ina B. Spencer, a school teacher of Charley, KY, and the following year, a son, Denver Gordon Compton was born. Mr. Compton worked at the Erie Army Depot at Fort Clinton, OH, from 1950 until the depot closed in the early 1960's. He then transferred to New Cumberland Army Depot near Harrisburg, PA until forced to retired by ill health in 1971. Pallbearers and full military honors at graveside were provided by veterans from the Veterans of Foreign Ward, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ina Spencer Compton, a son, Denver Gordon Compton of Santa Barbara, CA; a sister, Nellie Compton of Webster Springs, WV and numerous cousins in Kentucky and West Virginia. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

COPLEY, Howard
Funeral services for Howard Copley, 52, of Fort Gay, will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 17 at 1 at Church of God in Fort Gay. Burial will be in Copley Cemetery. Mr. Copley died Sunday, Dec 14 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving are his mother, Hazel Marie Copley of Fort Gay and one son, James Copley of Columbus, OH. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 17, 1986

CYRUS, Ted L.
Funeral services for Ted L. Cyrus, 49, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Bill Hayton and Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cyrus, a welder for 27 years with Huntington ACF Industries, died Dec 21 following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct 10, 1937, son of the late Sheridan Cyrus and Rilda Wilson Cyrus of Fort Gay. He was a member of the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist and Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM. Survivors include wife, Phyllis Cyrus of Fort Gay, daughter, Kelli Damron, Fort Gay, son in law, Larry Damron, son, Charlie Cyrus, Fort Gay, daughter in law Pam Cyrus, Fort Gay, 5 sisters, Betty Webb of Loraine, OH, Ruth Maynard, Clifford, Faye Michaels, Newport Ritchie, FL, Louise Conley and Ruby Gunn of Columbus, 4 brothers, Robert Collins of Fort Gay, Gene Cyrus, Paintsville, Junior Cyrus and Jimmy Cyrus both of Columbus. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

FINNEY, Susie (VanHorn)
1900-1986
Funeral services for Buchanan native Mrs. Susie VanHorn Finney, 86, Ashland, were conducted Dec 23 at the Second Baptist Church by Rev. William Vallance and Rev. Paul Schmidt. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Finney died Dec 21 in King's Daughters'  Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Finney was born Oct 11, 1900, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late George Soloman and Mary Bellomy VanHorn. Her husband, W. B. Finney, died in 1958. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She and her husband operated the W. B. Finney and Son Grocery in East Ashland for more than 30 years. Big Sandy news, Dec 31, 1986

FRANCIS, Julia (Yarrace)
1902-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Yarrace Francis, 84, Garrett, were conducted Dec 28 in Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin by Ken Lemaster. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Francis died Dec 26 in Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan 13, 1902, in Catanzaro, Italy, daughter of the late James and Mary Yarrace. She was a member of the Garrett Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bill Francis, Sr., Garrett, 10 sons, Nello J. Francis, Bill Francis, Jr., Truly Francis, Winchester Francis, Sterling Fracis, Randall Q. Francis and Danny F. Francis all of Garrett, Sylvester Francis, Lexington, Maryland Francis, Bluffton, OH and Earnest Francis, Louisa; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Joseph (Phila Mae) Kane, Winter Haven, FL, Mrs. Bob (Julia) Stansberry of Catlettsburg; 27 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. One son, C. D. Francis, preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

GILKERSON, Tommy
1961-1986
Fort Gay--A 25 year old father of one was killed Monday evening on WV 37 as the result of a head-on crash with a culvert. Killed was Tommy Gilkerson, route 1, Fort Gay, driver of the vehicle that overturned 3 times after striking the culvert. Gilkerson was eastbound at 9:43 p.m. on WV 37 less than a mile from its junction on US 52 when he lost control of his car while going into a curve, came back across the highway and hit a culvert, Deputy Sheriff William Evans said. The car rolled over 2 or 3 times before coming to rest across both lanes, Evans said. Traffic was blocked for more than an hour. Authorities were at the accident scene past midnight. The body was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington by Fort Gay Volunteer Fire Department ambulance and viewed by Wayne County Coroner Willard Daniels.

Funeral services for Tommy Gilkerson, 25, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted Thursday 10:30 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in Gilkerson-Johnson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Gilkerson died Monday at Fort Gay. He was born Aug 11, 1961 at Rittman, OH, son of Thomas F. Gilkerson and Ella Johnson Gilkerson both of route 1 Fort Gay. He was employed at Best Way Supermarket in Fort Gay. Additional  survivors include one son, Matthew Ryan Gilkerson, Fort Gay, 1 brother, Ted Edward Gilkerson, Hampton, VA, a sister, Mrs. Diane Morris, Medina, OH, maternal grandmother, Nannie Johnson, route 1, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

GOODWIN, Margaret (Wilson)
1914-1986
Graveside services for Margaret W. Goodwin, 72, of Ashland, were to be conducted Wednesday, Dec 3 at 11 at Wilson Cemetery, route 1, Louisa, by Kay Thompson, Jr. Mrs. Goodwin died Nov 30 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1914 in Louisa. She was the daughter of the late Mordeca and Erma Thompson Wilson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Goodwin who died in August of this year. She was a member of the Christian Union Church in Columbus, OH. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

GRIFFITH, Oscar Junior
1915-1986
Funeral services for Oscar Junior Griffith, 71, were conducted in Columbus with burial in Obetz Cemetery. Mr. Griffith died Dec 11 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jun 13, 1915 in Houckville, KY, a son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Griffith. Survivors include sons, Fred, Columbus, Bill of Florida, granddaughter, sisters, Mrs. Jay (Hazel) Theado, Mrs. Ray (Dorothy) Woerner, Mrs. Charm Wilson all of Columbus, Mrs. Ward W. (Gladys) Reese, Reading PA; brothers, Paul Griffith, Eugene Griffith, both of Columbus and Joe Griffith of Blaine, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

HILGER, Lyda (Castle)
Funeral services for Blaine native, Lyda Castle Hilger, 86, Lancaster, SC, were conducted Dec 22 in Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford, OH with burial in Bennett Cemetery. Mrs. Hilger died Dec 19 in a Lancaster hospital. The native of Blaine, KY was a former resident of Rubyville and a member of the Candy Run United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hilger. She joined the Old Blaine United Baptist Church in 1919 and was a member until she moved from Martha (Colliers Creek) to Ohio in 1943 and transferred her membership to Candy Run United Baptist. Surviving are a son, Conrad Blankenship of Gahanna, a daughter, Dixie Snipes of Lancaster, SC; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

JOHNSTON, Willie (Wellman)
1908-1986
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie (Billie) Johnston, 78, Vanover Street, Fort Gay were conducted Dec 25, in Fort Gay United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Mullins and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mrs. Johnston died Dec 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Johnston was born Jun 19, 1908, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Menelaus and Victoria Bradley Wellman. Surviving are her husband, Ashley Johnston, 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Battin of Woodland Hill, CA and Mrs. Christine Kelly of Fort Gay; 3 sons, John E. Johnston of Albuquerque, NM, Samuel S. Johnston of Mt. Clemons, MI and Kenneth L. Johnston of Grand Junction, CO, a sister, Mrs. Eunice Thompson of Ashland, 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

KEATON, Donald Morris
1936-1986
Funeral services for Donald Morris Keaton, 50, route 1, Webbville, will be conducted Dec 23 at 11 a.m. in the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church, route 1, Webbville by the Rev. Buell Webb and Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial will be in the Boggs Cemetery, Caines Creek. Mr. Keaton died Sunday, Dec 21 at home. He was born Feb 14, 1936 in Johnson County, son of Haston Keaton of Blaine and the late Dorothy Meade Keaton. Mr. Keaton was a heavy equipment operator for Addington, Inc. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Jessie Boggs Keaton, route 1, Webbville, daughter, Mrs. Connie Frances Burchett of Stambaugh, KY, son, Tony D. Boggs, route 1, Louisa, 5 sisters: Patsy Keaton, Sharon Keaton and Geneva Keaton all of Morehead, KY, Mrs. Della Berry, London, OH, Mrs. Diana May, Grayson, KY; a brother: James Keaton, Webbville; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

MAY, Beulah (Collinsworth)
1903-1986
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Beulah Collinsworth May, 83, were conducted Dec 13 in Rose Hill Burial Park Chapel in Ashland by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. May died Dec 10 in Albert C. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Mrs. May was born Jan 11, 1903 in Pike County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Laura Maynard Collinsworth. Her husband, William B. May, died in 1977 and a daughter Mrs. Libby Dunn died in 1984. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church at Louisa and was former president of the Farm Bureau of Women and Homemakers of Louisa. Surviving are a son, William T. May of Lawrenceburg, a daughter, Dixie Moore of Morehead, a brother, Thomas Collinsworth of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 17, 1986

MOORE, Ola E.
1900-1986
Graveside services for Ola E. Moore, 86, Louisa, were conducted Dec 20 in Moore family cemetery at Blaine by Rev. Roger Ross. Mrs. Moore died Dec 18 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Mar 16, 1900, a daughter of the late Monroe and Nora McGuire Moore. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Inez Ross of Columbus and Mrs. Bonnie Boggs of Ashland and one brother, Ellis Moore of Columbus. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

MOORE, Willie
1940-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Willie Moore, 46, Catlettsburg, were conducted Dec 24 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Tom Mullins. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Dec 22, in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Moore was born Jan 30, 1940, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Charlotte Compton Moore. He was a roofer and a member of Catlettsburg Church of God. He served with the Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Burton Moore; 3 daughters, Sandy Crisp, Beth Ellenberg and Tammy Moore, all of Catlettsburg, a son, Tony Moore of Catlettsburg; a brother, John Henry Moore of Indiana, and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

MULKEY, Joshua Dacus
Funeral services were Dec 24 in Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, OH for Joshua Dacus Mulkey, 9 months old. The infant died Dec 22 in Children's Hospital, Columbus. Survivors are parents, Matthew and Juanita Mulkey, Groveport, OH, paternal grandfather, James and step grandmother, Sue Mulkey, Groveport, grandmother, Sandra and step grandfather, Joe Lester, Martha, maternal grandmother, Frances and step grandfather, Sabas Ramos, Salinis, CA; paternal grandmother, Maxine Mulkey, Adams, paternal great grandparents, Bill and Neva Barker, Paintsville, maternal great grandparents, Ramon and Anita Pina, Phoenix, AZ and an uncle Tim Mulkey, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

PRESTON, Gertrude (Borders)
1912-1986
Funeral services for Gertrude Borders Preston, 74, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted today Dec 31 at 1 p.m. in Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial will be in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses, KY. Mrs. Preston died Sunday Dec 28 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. She was born Sep 5, 1912 at Richardson, KY, daughter of the late Mart and Suzie Vaughn Borders. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Preston in 1981. Survivors include 3 sisters: Mrs. Mamie B. Brooks, Monaville, WV, Mrs. Irene Steele, Switzer, WV, Mrs. Helen Steele, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a brother: Vaughn Borders, Ulysses; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

SHIVEL, Herma (VanHorn)
1909-1986
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Herma VanHorn Shivel, 77, Burnaugh, were conducted Dec 19 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. J.L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Shivel died Dec 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Shivel was born Nov 10, 1909 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Kinner VanHorn. Her husband, Laben T. "Dick" Shivel, died in September. She was a member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Rice of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hall of Cannonsburg and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

SKAGGS, Russell
1919-1986
Funeral services for Russell Skaggs, 67, of Flint, MI, will be conducted Tuesday, Dec 23 at 10 in Heston0Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial will be in Hay Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Skaggs died Dec 20 in Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He was born Jan 1, 1919 in Louisa, son of the late Stella Nichols and Lee Skaggs. He was a retired General Motors Auto Inspector for more than 30 years, member of Welfare Masonic Lodge 517 F & AM, Bay City Consitory and elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple and Elk Fork Masonic Lodge 755 F & AM, Elamton, KY and a honorary member of Salyersville No. 769 F & AM. Survivors include 3 sisters, Cora Thompson of Columbus, Kathleen Craig of Fayetteville, OH and Faye Shouse of Cincinnati, several nieces and nephews. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

SKAGGS, Virgil Ray
1902-1986
Funeral services for Virgil Ray Skaggs, 84, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Dec 20 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Meeks Cemetery at Whitehouse. Mr. Skaggs died Dec 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a brief illness. A farmer and sawmill employee, he was born Feb 19, 1902, in Johnson County, a son of the late Jim and Henrietta Wadkins Skaggs. Survivors include  a son Jim Skaggs, Jr., route 1, Louisa, one sister, Thursa Pruitt, Parkersburg, WV, 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1986

TAYLOR, Grant
1909-1986
Funeral services for Grant Taylor, 77, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, route 4, Louisa by Rev. Robert Jordan. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. He died Monday at his home. Mr. Taylor was born Nov 16, 1909, in Louisa, son of the late James Taylor and Sophia Savage Taylor. He was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Jordan Taylor who died in 1980. Survivors are a son: Jack Taylor, Norwalk, OH, 2 brothers: Sherman Taylor, Huntington, WV and Dewey Taylor, Chillicothe, OH; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 3, 1986

THOMPSON, Inez (Webb)
1906-1986
Funeral services for Inez Thompson, 80, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, Dec 27 at Smith Chapel Church, route 5, Louisa, by Rev. Olin Kearns and Harold Bond. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Thompson died Dec 25 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jul 25, 1906, at route 2, Fort Gay, daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Copley Webb. Survivors include her husband, Charley Thompson, 7 daughters, Mrs. Earsel Rowe of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Josephine Wilson, Mrs. Gladys White and Mrs. Brenda Johnson, all of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Irma Hayton of Fort Gay, Mrs. Ann Sue Bittingter of Ashland, OH, and Mrs. Virginia Hampton of Russell, KY; 4 sons, Ralph Edward Thompson, of Wadsworth, OH, Johnnie L. Thompson, of New Knoxville, OH, Charles N. Thompson of route 2 Fort Gay and Joseph W. Thompson of Norton, VA, 42 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

THOMPSON, Pearley William
1920-1986
Funeral services for Pearley William Thompson, 66, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 9 in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, by Rev. Murry Marcum. Burial was in Young family cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Dec 6 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born Mar 7, 1920 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Emory and Martha Workman Thompson. He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Randel Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Young Thompson, 5 daughters, Pearline Thompson and Linda Thompson, both at home, Mary Ann Napier, route 1, Genoa, Janice Estep, route 1, Fort Gay and Sharon Lemmings of North Carolina; a son, Emery Thompson, route 1, Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Minville Thompson of Cleveland, OH and Randel Thompson of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 10, 1986

WORKMAN, Robert
Last rites for Fort Gay native, Robert B. Workman, 88, Auburndale, FL were conducted in Winter Haven, following cremation. The 50 year employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., died Dec 17 in a Winter Haven hospital. Mr. Workman moved from Circleville, OH to Winter Haven Bishop Court Retirement Center in 1977. He was a Methodist. Surviving include his wife, Ruth Virginia Workman of Winter Haven, 2 daughter, Ruth Virginia McMillen of Columbus and Anna Marie Lewis of Waverly, OH, a son, Robert Bruce Workman, Jr., of Winter Haven; 2 brothers, Lucian Workman of Fort Gay and Harry Workman of Mansfield, OH; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1986

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