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ADAMS, Nettie (Thomas)
1894-1987
Funeral services for Blaine native, Nettie Thomas Adams, were conducted Jan 27 at the Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Shephard. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Ms. Adams died Jan 25 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following an extended illness. Ms. Adams was born Jun 1, 1894 in Blaine, the daughter of the late Nettie Edmond and Bernard Thomas. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Thomas and her second husband, Ernest Adams. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Nazarene Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Evelyn Edgell of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Eddie Ruth Martin of Ashland, one son, Harold F. Thomas of Reno, NV; one brother, Bryan Edmon of Rush and 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

BRIGHT, Larry Wayne
Funeral services for former Louisa businessman and ambulance service operator Larry Wayne Bright, 37, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Jan 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Mr. Bright, salesman for Kanawha Mining Co., was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into the rear of an east bound coal truck on Daniel Boone Parkway, about 3 miles west of Hazard. The incident occurred Dec 29 about 5:15 p.m. Kentucky State Police reported. Mr. Bright owned and operated the former Hinkle's Restaurant and motel in the early 1980's and the Louisa ambulance service several years ago. Surviving are his wife, Emma C. Bright, 2 daughters, Lisa Bright and Christina Bright, both of Louisa; 4 step daughters, Tina miller, Bonita Cook and Yvonne Bright, all of Paintsville and Nicki Lynn Wells of Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

BROWN, John B.
1901-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, John B. Brown, 85, of Summit, were conducted Jan 27 at Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel by the Rev. Richard Brinsley. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Brown died Jan 24 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born Apr 30, 1901 in Lawrence county, a son of the late John F. and Martha Murphy Brown. He was a retired engineer with the Chessie System and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Chandler Brown of Summit; a son, Buell R. Brown of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Smith of Summit; 3 brothers, George D. Brown of Prestonsburg, Forrest Brown of Monroe, GA and Edmund Brown of Greenback, TN, one sister, Mrs. Claude A. Preston of Summit and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

BRYAN, Goldie (Bellomy
1889-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Bellomy Bryan, 97, of Buchanan, were conducted Jan 5 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Bryan died Jan 1 in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Bryan was born Nov 7,1889 in Buchanan, a daughter of the late William and Cecilia Miller Bellomy. Her husband, George Bryan, died in 1962. She was a member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church and Louisa Order of Easter Star 292. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Rosella Elswick of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Belva Todd of Ashland; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

CHURCH, Ricky Dean
CHURCH, Randy Lee
Graveside services for infant twins, Ricky Dean and Randy Lee Church, sons of Gary and Mary Church of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday Jan 27 at Akers Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. They died Sunday Jan 25 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Also surviving are 3 sisters Nancy Bush of Louisa, Betty Church and Cathy Church both at home and 4 brothers, Roy Damron of Louisa, Bobby Church, John Church and Jamie Church, all at home. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

DAVIS, Alberta Lee
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Lee Davis, 56, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 2 in Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington with burial in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. David died Dec 30 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Davis, mother, Nola Jane Erwin of Huntington, one brother, James  Williams of Ona. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

ESTEP, Russell Jay
1944-1987
Last rites for Louisa police officer Russell Estep, who died of an apparent heart attack last week while on duty, were conducted Jan 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. John L. Fraley. Burial was in Robinette family cemetery. the 42 year old Springfield, OH native was dead on arrival about 3 a.m. Jan 2 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Coroner Aaron Moon confirmed that Estep's death was caused by cardiac arrest. Estep and his fellow officer, Tim Southern, were filling out papers at the Jail after arresting a suspect on a warrant when Estep suddenly fell to the floor, reported Ben Compton, police department dispatcher. "I've known him for 6 years and he was a good officer an a fine man." Compton declared. Mr. Estep was born Jan 21, 1944 at Springfield, OH, a son of the late Edgle and Rhoda Thompson Estep. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Miller Estep, a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Collier of Louisa, his stepmother, Mrs. Pearlene Moore of Columbus, 4 sisters, Mrs. Diane Grim of Bowling Green, Mrs. Emogene Hopper of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Ruth West of Springfield, and Mrs. Mattie Davis of Columbus; 2 brothers, Dennis Estep of Louisa and Edgle J. Estep of Springfield, and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

EVANS, Howard Earl
1925-1987
Funeral services for Howard Earl Evans, 61, Sunnyside, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 22 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rodney McQueen. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Mr. Evans died Jan 19 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Evans was born Apr 13, 1925, at Wayne, WV, a son of the late A. E. and Bertha Hollenback Evans. He was a World War II veteran and a pioneer in the coal dredging business in Mingo and Wayne counties and Tug Valley area of West Virginia. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Baisden Evans; 4 daughters, Alison Kay Webb of Milton, WV, Linda Sue Owen of New Jersey, Saundra Lou Moore of Louisa and Beverly Carol Marcum of Columbus, OH; 6 sons, Alexander Evans of Fort Gay, Richard Evans of Washington, D. C., James Walter Evans, John Evans and William Evans all of Huntington, WV and Mark Dunn of Columbus, a sister, Wilma Lyman of Miami, FL; a brother, Wendall Hawks of Cincinnati, OH and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

FITZPATRICK, Floyd
1905-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Floyd Fitzpatrick, 81, Oklawaha, FL were conducted Jan 24 in Reger Funeral Chapel in Huntington by Rev. Asa Gibson. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery at Clifford. the retired contractor was born Apr 21, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Betty Curry Fitzpatrick. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Fitzpatrick, 3 sons, John F. Fitzpatrick, Jr. of Huntington, Carl R. Fitzpatrick of Altamonte, FL and Vernon K. Fitzpatrick of Fort Myers, FL, one brother, Hobert J. Fitzpatrick of Huntington, one sister, Ada Brook Coffman of Huntington; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several other relatives. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

GAYHEART, Gary
1955-1986
Funeral services for Gary Lee Gayheart, 31, Flatwoods, were conducted Jan 2, in Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton by Claude Fannin, Jr. with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Gayheart died Dec 30 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Gayheart was born Aug 11, 1955, in Ironton, OH, a son of Garner and Linda Smith Gayheart of Flatwoods. He attended Russell schools, Wurtland Freewill Baptist Church and was an Army veteran. He was employed as a brakeman at the Chessie System for 9 years. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Kimberly Fannin Gayheart, a son, Gary R. Gayheart of Louisa, a stepson, Scotty, at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Vickie Twiman, both of Flatwoods, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis Temple of Ashland, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Frazier of Ironton. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

GILLISPIE, Emmitt
Funeral services for Emmitt Gillispie, 66, Ashland, were conducted Dec 31 in Little Rose Regular Baptist Church on Smith Branch with burial in Smith Branch Cemetery. Mr. Gillispie died Dec 29 at the residence. He was a retired Chessie System employee. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Richmond Gillispie; 3 daughters, Lora Toney of Pike County, Henrietta Kitchen of South Point and Wanda Webb of Louisa; 3 sons, Alex Gillispie and Randy Gillispie, both of Catlettsburg and Stephen Gillispie of Ashland, Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

HAYES, Laura (Moore)
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Moore Hayes, 76, of Cottonwood, AZ, were conducted Dec 30 in the Cottonwood Christian Church. Burial was to be in Cyrus Cemetery at Whites Creek, WV. Mrs. Hayes died in VA Hospital, Prescott, AZ, on Dec 28. Mrs. Hayes was born the widow of Harold B. Hayes who died in 1985. Mrs. Hayes, a graduate of Morehead College, taught school in Boyd County, and prior to World War II, taught school in an Indian school in Arizona. She retired from teaching about 1965 at Yavapai County, AZ. Mrs. Hayes served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II stationed at the Philadelphia Supply Depot. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Christian Church and Women's Christian Fellowship in Cottonwood. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary Davenport, route 2, Catlettsburg, 3 brothers, James F. Moore of Louisa, Laban P. Moore of Houston, TX and John Moore of Columbus, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

HILL, Nancy (Hammond)
1901-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Nancy Hammond Hill, 86, Orange, VA, were conducted Jan 22 in Orange. Mrs. Hill died Jan 19 in Orange. Mrs. Hill was born Jan 13, 1901 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Elijah and Thursa Branham Hammond. She was the widow of Douglas Hill. Surviving is a sister, Elizabeth Fahrson of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

JENKS, Nara Winston
1894-1987
Funeral services for Nara Winston Jenks, 92, Louisa, were conducted Jan 3 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Burial was in Athens, OH cemetery. Mr. Jenks was born Jan 9, 1894, at Coalton, OH, a son of Melvin and Emma Jenks. His wife, Nettie Hill Jenks, died in 1977. He was a retired minister of the Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Porthan of Ely, MN, a son, Tommy Jenks of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

JOHNSON, Danny Lee
1954-1987
Funeral services for Danny Lee Johnson, 32, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted today Jan 21 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by minister Teddy Preston with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital of a .22 caliber pistol wound to the head. Kentucky State Police Det. Kenneth Slone said the shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and is believed to have been accidental or self inflicted. An autopsy was conducted at St. Mary's Hospital Monday. Mr. Johnson was transported to Appalachian Regional Hospital at South Williamson, KY and then to St. Mary's  where he died at 8:31 a.m. according to a hospital spokesperson. Mr. Johnson was born Mar 30, 1954 in Paintsville, a son of Lacy and Sarah Chapman Johnson of route 4, Louisa. Additional survivors are one son, Jeremy Johnson of Ashland, 6 sisters, Virginia Suggs, Alcoa, TN, Opal McCalister, Flo Ellen Pack and Jean Hylton all of Louisa, Elizabeth A. Sester and Sherry Lynn Smith, both of route 4, Louisa; 5 brothers, Bud Johnson of Elkton, MD, Paul Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, Wilson Johnson of route 2, Louisa, William Charles Johnson of route 4, Louisa, David Lester Johnson of Catlettsburg and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1987

LEMASTER, Jay
Funeral services for Jay Lemaster, 55, Lowmansville, were conducted Jan 12 in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Scaggs-Young Cemetery. Mr. Lemaster died Jan 9 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Sue Lemaster, 3 daughters, Valentina Jackson of Piketon, OH, Tammy Sue Meade of Flat Gap, KY and Carol Ann Lemaster, at home; and one son, Mike Lemaster of Ashville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1987

MOORE, R. C. (Roscoe Conklin)
1925-1987
Graveside services for R. C. Moore, 61, Louisa, were conducted Jan 12 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Jan 10 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Moore was born Feb 8, 1925, in Louisa, a son of the late R. C. Moore, Sr. and Anna Vanhorn Moore. He was a retired coal operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Jane Moore; 3 sons, Randall Moore and Bill Moore, both of Louisa, and Paul Moore of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. Louella Brumfield of Fort Gay, WV; a brother, Herman Moore of Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1987

RATCLIFF,  Bert William
1908-1987
Funeral services for Bert W. Ratcliff, Webbville native, 78, Stoutsville, OH were conducted Monday Jan 19 at People's Faith Chapel by the Rev. John DeMint. Burial was in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery. He died Friday, Jan 16 at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Jun 22, 1908, in Webbville, KY, son of the late Charlie and Dorothy Young Ratcliff. He was a retired employee of Eshelman's Mill after 26 years and a member of the People's Faith Chapel. He was preceded in death by 5 daughters and one son. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Burchett Ratcliff; 2 daughters, Opal Draise and Sharon Vickroy both of Circleville; one son, Glenn of Mansfield, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Circleville Christian Children's Academy, 6374 St. Rt. 56 E., Circleville, OH, 43113. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1987

RICE, William (Buck)
1908-1986
Funeral services for Louisa native William J. (Buck) rice, 79, of Ashland, were conducted Jan 2 in Steen Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Wayne Kuhner. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Mr. Rice died Dec 30 in King's Daughters Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Rice was born Oct 3, 1908, at Louisa, a son of the late Robert F. and Edna Short Rice. He  was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Clarence Fields American Legion Post 76. He retired with 30 years service as a certified clerk in the Pentagon from the U. S. Government and also retired from Ben Williamson Supply Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Broughton Rice, a brother, Claude "Cotton" Rice of Slade and 2 sisters, Muriel Moore of Terre Haute, IN and Emogene Thompson of La Planta, MD. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

RUTHERFORD, Charles
1930-1987
Funeral services for Charles Rutherford, 56, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 4 in Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Ken Rutherford. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rutherford died Jan 1 at the residence. Mr. Rutherford was born May 9, 1930 in War, WV, a son of the late Sheridan and Ervie Disney Rutherford. His wife, Fannie Workman Rutherford, died in 1985. He was a retired auto worker, member of Local 1250 UAW in Cleveland, OH and the Masonic Lodge in Cleveland. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna G. Fugate of Sheffield Lake, OH and Mrs. Rita Ellen Workman of Cleveland, OH; 5 sons, Eldon Rutherford, Michael Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford, Robert Rutherford and Thomas Rutherford all of Cleveland; 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and 10 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

SENTERS, Nannie (McHenry)
1901-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Senters, 85, of Ashland, were conducted Saturday, Jan 17, at Pollard Baptist Church by the Rev. A. N. Lester and the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Senters died Wednesday Jan 14 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home following a long illness. Mrs. Senters was born Jul 17, 1901 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Sam and Rose Childers McHenry. Her husband, Frank Senters, died in 1966.  She was retired from the dietary department of King's Daughters Hospital and a member of the Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are 7 daughters, Margaret Blevins of Ashland, Katherine Short of Orlando, FL, Dorothy Griffith of Denton, Violet Adkins of Baltimore, MD, Ann Leathers and Betty Sue Castle, both of Cocoa Beach, FL and Augustine Caudill of Englewood, CO; 7 sons, Paris Senters of Palm Bay, FL, Samuel Senters of Keansville, FL, Ronald Gene Senters of Melbourne, FL, Byrl Senters and Gary Franklin both of Ashland, Earl Senters of Vee Han Junction, FL and Richard Lee Senters of Mansfield, OH, a sister, Miss Goldie McHenry of Louisa; 39 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1987

SPARKS, Daniel
1904-1986
Funeral services for Daniel Garfield Sparks, 82, Blaine, were conducted Jan 1 in Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha by Nelson Thompson, Emmitt Barker and Buel Webb. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died Dec 29 in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Sparks was born Jan 4, 1904 in Elliott County, a son of the late Caney and Clisty Ramey Sparks. His wife, Bessie Ward Sparks, died in 1968. He was a retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Maxie of Louisa and Mrs. Joe Sparks of Columbus, 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Evans of Red Bush, Mrs. Della Collier of Keaton and Mrs. Gladys Skaggs of Galloway, OH, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

STEWART, Frances (Poe)
1939-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Frances Poe Stewart, 47, Marysville, OH were conducted Jan 5 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Irvin Staggs. Burial was in Patton Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart, formerly of Catlettsburg, died Jan 2 in Columbus. Mrs. Stewart was born Jan 10, 1939, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Okley and Anna Queen Poe of Catlettsburg. She was an employee of Craftmont Nursing Center in Columbus. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Wilbur (Gene) Stewart, a son, Randy West at home, 2 brothers, Okley Poe, Jr. of Catlettsburg and Billy Gene Poe of Ironton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Darlene Elliott of Catlettsburg and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

SWORD, Fredia Katherine (Noe)
1928-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Fredia Katherine Sword, 58, Radnor, WV, were conducted by Rev. Richard Bass and Rev. Harold Farley Jan 9 in Radnor Church of God with burial in Sword Cemetery. Mrs. Sword died Jan 6. Mrs. Sword was born Jan 14, 1928 at Genoa, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Gracie Ball Noe. Survivors include husband, John Sword, one daughter, Beverly Masterson of Bay Village, OH, 3 sons, John L. Sword of Proctorville, OH, Michael Sword of Brunswick, OH, and Greg Sword of route 1, Radnor and sister, Mrs. Mildred M. L. Watson of Wadsworth, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 14, 1987

THOMPSON, Arley
1897-1987
Funeral services for Arley Thompson, 89, Blaine, were conducted Monday, Jan 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kay Thompson Jr. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Friday Jan 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Sep 21, 1897, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sam and Belle Laney Thompson. He was retired from Jeffrey Manufacturing Co in Columbus, OH and a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lana O'Brien Thompson, a daughter: Mrs. Joan Thompson, Rader of Van Lear, KY; a son: Kenneth Thompson of Columbus, OH; a sister: Mrs. Henry Hall, Blaine; a brother: Monroe Thompson, Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

THOMPSON, Edmond
1909-1987
Funeral services for Edmond (Bus) Thompson, 77, 8406 Broadway, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 25 in Fort Gay Methodist Church by Rev. John Savage. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Jan 22 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Aug 18, 1909, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late John and Eva Watts Thompson. He was a retired Norfolk and Western Railroad employee, a World War II veteran and a member of Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Faye Reynolds Thompson; 3 sons, John Allen Thompson of Wooster, OH, Edmond Thompson, Jr. of Killbuck, OH and David Wesley Thompson of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hilton of Lothian, MD, Mrs. Geraldine Medley of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Florine Ferguson of Fort Gay and Mrs. Mamie Workman of Ceredo, WV; 3 brothers, Don Thompson and Birch Thompson both of Fort Gay and Ralph Thompson of Genoa, WV and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 28, 1987

WEBB, Elmira (VanHoose)
1917-1987
Funeral services for Elmira Webb, 69, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Saturday Jan 10 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Webb died Wednesday Jan 7 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was born Jun 15, 1917 at Whitehouse, KY, daughter of the late Perry VanHoose and Mary Edwards VanHoose. Survivors include 2 daughters, Sandra McAlister of route 1, Prichard, Patricia Duffy of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Joe Webb of Kenova, WV and Bennie Webb of Columbus; one sister, Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay, brother, Billy Joe VanHoose of Flatwoods; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News,  Jan 14, 1987

YOUNG, Thomas
1920-1987
Funeral services for Thomas J. Leslie Young, 66, 607 Jefferson St., Louisa, were conducted Jan 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Young family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Young died Jan 2 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Young was born Jun 18, 1920, in Pike County, a son of the late Arlie and Bessie Debord Young. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Belle Bradford Young, 2 daughters, Joyce Ann Borris of Chicago, IL, and Donna Young, 3 sons, Larry Young of Monroe, MI and Bernard Young and Bobby Young of Jacksonville, FL; 6 step daughters, Brenda Hartly, Patricia Hilliard and Joyce Elliott, all of Warsaw, IN, Donna Koher of Syracuse, IN, Beverly, Chaffins of Chicago and Glenda Prince of Louisa; 4 stepsons, Randy Evans and Danny Evans, both of Louisa, Denny Evans of Warsaw and Jimmy Evans of Chicago; 2 sisters, Fannie Faye Tiokasin of Washington and Maxine Reynolds of Prichard, WV; 2 brothers, Otto Young and Dencil Young, both of Louisa; 6 grandchildren and 21 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 7, 1987

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FEBRUARY

BARKER, Lillie (Cordell)
1888-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Lillie Barker, 98, Danleyton, were conducted Feb 1 in Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by Rev. Bill Smith. Burial wa sin Danleyton Cemetery. Mrs. Barker died Jan 29 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Barker was born Dec 3, 1888 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Mary Boggs Cordell. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mabel Reeves of Roseville, MI, Rennie Bates and Mary Hicks both of Flatwoods, Ethel Lehmbeck of Detroit, MI, and Juanita Barker of Pensacola, FL; 3 sons, Jason Barker of Detroit and Douglas Barker and Delmar Barker both of Danleyton, 3 sisters, Mellie Lemaster of Lincoln Park, MI, Lula Goodwin of Pacific, MO and Bessie Fields of Mt. Orb, OH; a brother, Hugh Cordell of Ashland, 36 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

BROWN, Vinnie (Newsome)
1914-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Vinnie Brown, 72, of Louisa will be conducted today Feb 4 at 2 in the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Darrell Brewer. Burial will be in the Catalpa Cemetery, route 2, Catlettsburg. Mrs. Brown died Saturday Jan 31 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Apr 7, 1914 at Zelda, daughter of the late George and Mary Wilson Newsome. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Betty Davis of Sulphur Springs, TX; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

BRYAN, Barbara (Ruggles)
1897-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Barbara Ruggles Bryan, 89, Ashland, were conducted Jan 31 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bryan died Jan 28 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bryan was born Apr 13, 1897, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Francis White Ruggles. Her husband, Ken Bryan, died in 1977. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ada Hill and Mrs. Marcella Stevens, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Anna Yeutter of Brooklyn, MI; 2 sons, Kenneth Bryan of Ashland and Forest Bryan of Catlettsburg, 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fannin of Ashland and Mrs. Minnie Fannin of Rush; 19 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

CORDIAL, Vannie (McCormick)
1917-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Vannie McCormick Cordial, 69, of route 4, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 31 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, by Rev. Mike Redman. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Cordial died Jan 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Cordial was born Jul 12, 1917 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Clinton and Laura Smith McCormick. Her husband, Robert Cordial, died in 1977. Surviving are 6 sons, Edward E. Cordial, Hubert Cordial, Robert Cordial, Jr., James Cordial, Kenny Cordial and Jerry Cordial, all of Catlettsburg; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Rigsby of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Janet Walker of Pontiac, MI; 3 brothers, Otis McCormick of Oak Hill, OH and Bill McCormick and Hager McCormick both of Gallipolis, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Hickman of Louisa, Mrs. Nora Hogan of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Myrtle Cordial of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

CURNUTTE, Alice Gertrude (Damron)
1896-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Gertrude Curnutte, 91, of route 2 Louisa will be conducted today, Feb 25 at 11 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Curnutte died Sunday, Feb 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jan 11, 1896 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late John D. and Claudia Frazier Damron. She was a member of the Elizabeth Jarrell Baptist church. Her husband, Rev. William B. Curnutte died in 1972. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Grace Mayse of Lexington, Mrs. Dixie Carter of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Garnet Stowers of Beckley, WV, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1987

DAMRON, Mack A.
1909-1987
Last rites for prominent Lawrence County livestock farmer and conservationist Mack A. Damron, of Ulysses, were conducted Feb 15 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by ministers Ellis Hamilton and Howard Bowen. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Paintsville. The 77 year old Damron died Feb 13 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was born Aug 18, 1909 in Floyd County, son of the late Don and Melvina Hamilton Damron. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee of 50 years. A member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, member of the Odd Fellows Louisa Lodge 270, and Borders Chapel Church, he was a member of the Lawrence County A.S.C. committee for the past 3 years, Lawrence County Soil Conservation District Board, Lawrence County Farm Bureau Board, Southern States Board, and Kentucky Board of Assessment and Appeals of Lawrence County. Survivors include his wife, Eliza Jane Rittenberry Damron; one sister, Josephine Damron of Ashland, one daughter in lawn, Mildred Damron and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1987

DEARFIELD, Arland Estell
1908-1987
Funeral services for Arland Estell Dearfield, 78, of Star Route, Louisa will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 26 in Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in the Dearfield Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mr. Dearfield died Feb 24 in Pulley Care Center in South Point, OH. He was born Oct 12, 1908 at Dennis, KY, son of the late Dan and Elizabeth Roberts Dearfield. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Raisor of Dayton, OH, one son, Fred V. Dearfield of Proctorville and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1987

ELSWICK, Nancy (Johnson)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Blaine native, Mrs. Nancy Johnson Elswick, 84, were conducted Feb 2 in Steen Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland by Rev. Acy Gibson. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memory Gardens. Mrs. Elswick died Jan 31 in an Ashland nursing home. Mrs. Elswick was born May 4, 1902 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Elisha and Arvena Gamble Johnson. Her husband, Leslie Cecil Elswick died in 1958. Surviving is a son, Charles Elswick of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

FRAZIER, Jerry (Peanut)
1964-1987
Wayne--Arraignment was to have been Tuesday for a  39 year old county man charged with bludgeoning to death Jerry (Peanut) Frazier of Clifford in a yard in rural Crum. According to Corporal L. T. McBride of the West Virginia State Police Johnny Ray Moore, 39, of route 2, Louisa, is charged with murdering the 22 year old Frazier Sunday evening with a blunt instrument following a 20 minute vicious and brutal fight near a mobile home. He said the pair along with Frazier's 51 year old father Sheridan Frazier had been out drinking and drove to the residence of Sue Moore, sister of Johnny Moore, a the mouth of Jenny's Creek. They drug the old man into the yard from the auto and left him passed out, Corporal McBride pointed out, and the two men went into the mobile home. Ms. Moore was not at home. A fight erupted inside the mobile home. The two battled into the yard and onto US 52 and back into the yard when the killing occurred, McBride said. Frazier was taken to Humana Hospital-Louisa, where he died at 2 a.m. Monday from head and internal injuries. While West Virginia State Police were investigating the incident interrogating neighbors, somebody tried to burn the mobile home unsuccessfully. About 4 a.m. Monday Moore who had fled the scene returned with his sister, and surrendered to state police without incident. The blunt instrument was recovered in the yard, Corporal McBride said. Moore was lodged in the county jail in Wayne at 5 a.m. and arraignment for bail was to have been Tuesday before Circuit Judge Robert Chaffin. Frazier's father, not involved in the fight, was arrested at Humana Hospital for public intoxication by the sheriff's office.

Graveside services for Jerry Lee (Peanut) Frazier, 22, Clifford will be conducted Thursday, Feb 26 at 10 a.m. in the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford by Rev. Gallie Isaac. He died Feb 23 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Nov 14, 1964 in Lawrence County, son of Sheridan Frazier of Clifford and Ruby Cole McKenzie of route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Brenda Robertson of Clifford; 5 brothers, Bobby Frazier, Gary Frazier, Tony Frazier, Ernest Frazier, and Billy Joe Frazier all of Clifford; and maternal grandmother, Carrie Williamson of Bellville, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1987

FRAZIER, Max
1913-1987
Funeral services for Max Frazier, 73, Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Doss Cemetery. Mr. Frazier died Feb 14 in Veterans Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Frazier was born Jun 6, 1913 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Neal and Jennie Akers Frazier. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Doss Frazier, 5 daughters, Mrs. Patty Marcum, Mrs. Tennie Fraley and Mrs. Jenny Rose, all of Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Rita Caperton of Ceredo, WV, and Mrs. Kathie Johnson of Urbana, OH; 6 sons, Billy Frazier of Fort Gay, Charles Frazier of Mansfield, OH, James Frazier of Urbana, OH, Max Frazier, Jr. and Danny Frazier both of Louisa and Jerry Frazier of Georgetown; 5 sisters, Mrs. Louise Hickman of Urbana, Mrs. Lucy Belle Miller, Mrs. Cobsy See, Mrs. Grace Back all of Louisa, Mrs. Peggy Pitman of Mansfield, OH; 39 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 18, 1987

HALL, Sarah (Hughes)
1932-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Sarah Etta Hughes Hall, 54, Catlettsburg, were conducted Feb 8 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home with burial in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hall died Feb 5 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Hall was born Nov 21, 1932, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Willie and Easter Curnutte Hughes of Ocala, FL. She attended the United Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, James L. Hall; a daughter, Mrs. Suzetta Wright of Catlettsburg, a son, James L. Hall, Jr., at home, sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Perry of Miller, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1987

HOLBROOK, Bert
1910-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Bert Holbrook, 76, Shopes Creek, were conducted Feb 23 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Holbrook died Feb 20 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Holbrook was born May 1, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Calvin and Minnie Wellman Holbrook. He was retired Ashland Oil Inc. employee. He was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Slone Holbrook, a son, James C. Holbrook of Ashland, a stepson, Bill Slone of Lexington, a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Aleshire of Ashland, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Stump of Nashville, TN; 2 brothers, Arvil Holbrook of Catlettsburg and Connie Holbrook of Atlanta, GA; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild and 3 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1987

HUGHES, Ida May (Burgess)
1927-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ida May Burgess Hughes, 59, of Tampa, FL, were conducted Feb 7 in Livingston Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Cemetery Garden of Memorys, Tampa. Mrs. Hughes died Feb 4 in University Hospital in Tampa. Mrs. Hughes was born in Lawrence County, May 4, 1927, daughter of the late Rev. William and Eva Miller Burgess. She is survived by her husband, Merle W. Hughes; 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Adams, Tampa, Mrs. Mary Emma Wellman, Flatwoods, KY and Mrs. Willie Williams, Columbus, 3 nieces and 4 nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1987

JONES, Littleton
1888-1987
Funeral services for Littleton H. Jones, 98, of 105 Pocahontas St., Louisa, were conducted Feb 21 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Jones died Feb 18 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Jones was born Oct 29, 1888 in Johnson County, a son of the late Brownlow and Carolyn Brown Jones. He was a retired farmer and of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Lee Henson Jones; 5 sons, Giddie Jones, William W. Jones and Douglas L. Jones, all of Lima, OH, Robert G. Jones of Volga and Paul Jones of Belleville, MI; 3 daughters, Rosemary Jones, Erma Frasher and Gladys K. Wellman all of Louisa; a brother, Liman Jones of Lima; 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 25, 1987

KEATON, Dixie (Keaton)
1924-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Keaton, 62, Blaine, were conducted Jan 29 in Laurel Hill Church in Martha by ministers Paul E. Keaton, Elmo Ferguson and Hershell Wright. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery. Mrs. Keaton died Jan 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Keaton was born Feb 28, 1924 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Mary Fyffe Keaton. Her husband, Otha Keaton, died in 1984. She was a member of Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Polly Keaton of Martha and Frances Keaton, Blaine, a stepson, Dolphia Keaton of Morehead, a brother, Ovie Keaton of Fort Washington, OH; 3 sisters Dora Sparks of Flat Gap, Maxie Skaggs of Columbus, OH and Clara Eldridge of Isonville; a step granddaughter and a great  step granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

LYONS, Nolda (Edwards)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Nolda Lyons, 80, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Feb 5 in Charley Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. John Fraley. Burial was in Judd Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Lyons died Feb 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Lyons was born Nov 15, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Steven and Elizabeth Griffith Edwards. Surviving are her husband, George Lyons, 3 daughters: Mrs. Lora Abshire, Hazel Park, MI, Mrs. Marie Church, Berlin Heights, OH, Flossie Bryant, Louisa; 4 sons: Arthur Lyons, Everett Lyons, Charley Lyons and Oakley Lyons all of route 1, Louisa; 20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1987

PORTER, Ester (Pyles)
1925-1987
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Mrs. Ester Porter, 61, Mansfield, Oh, were conducted Feb 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. J. E. Defore with burial in Workman-Porter Cemetery, route 1, Radnor, WV. Mrs. Porter died Jan 30 in Mansfield. Mrs. Porter was born Apr 22, 1925 in Wayne county, a daughter of the late Ralph and Aletha Adkins Pyles. Surviving are her husband, Ray Porter, a daughter, Marjorie Binion of Mansfield, 2 sons, John Porter and David Porter both of Mansfield; 3 sisters, Mary Porter of Fort Gay, Arbutus Pratt of Port Charlotte, FL and Fern Arrowood of Huntington; 3 brothers, Namon Pyles and Jennings Pyles both of Wayne and Alpha Pyles of Mansfield and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 4, 1987

POWELL, Lorraine (Carter)
1929-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lorraine Powell, 57, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Jan 15 by the Rev. William L. Snider at O. R. Woodyard S. High St. Chapel in Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Mrs. Powell died Jan 12 at home following a sudden illness. She was born Nov 7,1 929 at Morgan Creek in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Hobert and Eva Carter of Louisa. Survivors include 2 sons, Wayne Powell and Donald Eugene Powell, both at home, 4 sisters, Frances Adams, Columbus, OH, Edannah Faye Scaggs, Ashland City, TN, Lola Neal, Nashville, TN, Louise Maynard, Louisa; 4 brothers, Millard Carter, Jackson, OH, Kenneth Carter, Columbus, OH, Tommy Joe Carter and Glen Carter, Beckley, WV and several other relatives. Big Sandy News, Feb 4, 1987

RAYBURN, Carnie (Bradley)
1910-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Carnie Rayburn, 76, Louisa, were conducted Feb 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James B. Hayes. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Mrs. Rayburn died Feb 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Rayburn was born Dec 17, 1910 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Frank George and Minnie Chaffin Bradley. Her husband, Charles C. Rayburn, preceded her in death. She was  a retired officer worker and teacher. Surviving is a brother, Dempsey Bradley of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1987

TABOR, Maggie (Tabor)
1892-1987
Funeral services for former Walbridge resident, Mrs. Maggie T. Tabor, 95, Cleveland, OH, were conducted Feb 6 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery. Mrs. Tabor died Feb 3 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Tabor was born Jan 11, 1892, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Jasper and Martha Henderson Tabor. Her husband, Ira Tabor, died in 1969. Mrs. Tabor lived at Wallbridge, KY before moving to Cleveland 3 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Niemeyer of Cleveland, 4 sons, Arthur Tabor and Harry Tabor both of Willoughby, OH, George Tabor of Titusville, FL, and Ira Tabor of Atlanta, GA: 24 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Ruby Bradford and 2 sons, Jay and Chester Tabor. Big Sandy News, Feb 11, 1987

THOMPSON, Fred
1890-1987
Funeral services for Fred Thompson, 96, Star Route, Louisa, will be conducted today Feb 18 at Dennis Chapel Church, Star Route. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland, KY. Mr. Thompson died Feb 16 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Oct 13, 1890, at Star Route, the son of the late Simpson and Deliah Ann Wright Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Demonzia Wilson Thompson, of Star Route; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hutchinson, Star Route, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1987

TURNER, Charles M.
1924-1987
Funeral services for Charles M. Turner, 63, of Tompkinsville, KY were conducted Feb 15 at Stroad Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Burial was in Tompkinsville. Mr. Turner died Feb 13 in Louisa. He was born Jan 19, 1924. Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte McCreary and 3 grandchildren of Louisa; 4 brothers, one sister and one step brother. Big Sandy News, Feb 18, 1987

WEBB, Willa (Puckett)
1913-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Willa Louise Webb, 73, of Ulysses were conducted Saturday Feb 14 at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Webb died Thursday Feb 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Webb was born Oct 31, 1913 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late John and Laura McClinic Puckett. Surviving are a sister, Hazel Miller of Springfield, OH and a brother, John Puckett, Jr. of Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 18, 1987

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BELLAMY, Robert
1941-1987
Graveside services for Robert Vernon Bellamy, 46, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Feb 27 in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery by Rev. J. L. Moore. Mr. Bellamy died Feb 24 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Bellamy was born Feb 8,1 941, in Lawrence County, OH, a son of the late Robert and Lola Marie Vanhorn Bellamy. He was a storeman clerk with Kentucky Power Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Boggs Bellamy; 2 daughters, Rhoda Marie Bellamy and Laura Arden Bellamy, both at home; and 2 sisters, Margaret Vance of Catlettsburg and Linda Reinhardt of Madison, AL. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

BILLUPS, Archie Dow
1934-1987
Funeral services for Archie Dow Billups, 53, of route 2, Fort Gay will be conducted today Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Billups died Mar 8 at his home. Mr. Billups was born Feb 21, 1934 in Fort Gay, a son of Mattie Chapman Billups of Fort Gay and the late Loramsey Billups. He was a welder and mechanic. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ruth Adkins of Fort Gay and Mrs. Polly Ann Donley of Logan, OH; a brother, Rodney Billups of Columbus, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

BOGGS, Anna R.
1936-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Anna R. Boggs, 50, of Flatwoods, KY, were conducted Mar 8 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Jessie Fraley. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Boggs died Mar 5 at home. Mrs. Boggs was born Nov 8, 1936 in Lawrence County. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Boggs, Jr., 2 daughters, Pamela Reyna Pickett of Tacoma, WA and Marsha Sue Boggs at home. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

BOOTH, Mathew M.
1896-1987
Funeral services for Mathew M. Booth, 91, Webbville, were conducted Mar 9 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with burial in the family cemetery. Mr. Booth died Mar 7 at the residence. Mr. Booth was born Nov 19, 1896, the son of the late William and Mary Porter Booth. His wife, Thelma "Gladys" Rose Booth, died in 1984. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a World War I Army veteran, and a member of the Willard Masonic Lodge 626 F & AM. Surviving are 5 daughters, Evelyne Dixon of Ashland, Jean Adkins and Carol Porter, both of Webbville, Lucile Waitzman of Columbus, OH, and Betty Marshall of Akron, OH; 2 sons, Larry Booth of South Webster, OH and Gary Booth of Rogersville, AL; a brother, Noble Booth of Ashland, 2 sisters, Bonnie Walters of Bradenton, FL and Florence McKnutt of Columbus, OH; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

BURCHETT, Edith (Adams)
1908-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Jane Burchett, 78, of Webbville, were conducted Mar 5 in Young Funeral home Chapel by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Shadey Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Burchett died Mar 3 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Burchett was born Apr 14, 1908 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Kay and Lizzie Jobe Adams. Her husband, Damer Burchett, died in 1975. She was a member of the Webb Chapel Church. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Stark of Proctorville, OH, a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Emily) Newsome of Louisa; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Carl (Lilly) Meyers and Mrs. Bill (Linda) Gaver, both of London, OH; 3 brothers, Milt Adams, Nolan Adams and Basil Adams, all of Columbus, OH; sister in law, Althea Newsome; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

BUSH, W. S.
Funeral services for former Lawrence county resident W. S. Bush, 94, Columbus, were conducted Mar 13 in Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home with burial in Lithopolis Cemetery. Mr. Bush, formerly of route 4, Louisa, died Mar 10 in Grant Hospital, Columbus. He attended Williams Road Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Victoria Bush of Lithopolis, daughter, Frances Cline of Canal Winchester, granddaughters, Colene Grubbs of Canal Winchester and Kimberly Wampler of Amanda, OH; one great grandchild, Joshua Grubbs of Canal Winchester. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

CAREY, Ailcie (Abbott))
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Ailcie Abbott Carey, 107, of Columbus, OH were conducted Tuesday Mar 17 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Carey died Saturday Mar 14 in Columbus after a long illness. She was born in Lawrence County the daughter of the late James and Arminta Diamond Abbott. Mrs. Carey taught many years of high school in Lawrence County. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

CHAMBERS, Alma (Fugate)
1912-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Chambers, 74, Moore Street, Louisa, were conducted Feb 28 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jeffrey Lambert. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Chambers died Feb 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Chambers was born Oct 4, 1912 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Oscar and Nora Scott Fugate. Her husband, Bill Chambers died in 1973. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Nick (Lenora) Compton, of Weston, WV, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Lemaster of Lockbourne, OH, Mrs. Lester (Barbara) Ratliff and Mrs. Buck (Brenda) Blankenship both of Louisa, Mrs. Ed (Carol) Cyrus of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Jeff (Sheila) Lambert of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Donny (Lori) Chapman of Webbville; 5 sons, Gene T. Chambers of Atlanta, Billy R. Chambers of Seattle, WA, Phillip H. Chambers of Jeffersonville, IN, Larry Chambers of Catlettsburg and Homer Chambers of Louisa; a stepson, Millard J. Chambers of Gainesville, TX; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Moyer and Mrs. Edith DeSalvo, both of California and Mrs. Georgia Kirkendall of Cincinnati, OH; 51 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

COLLINSWORTH, Thomas
1914-1987
Funeral services for Thomas Collinsworth, 72, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Feb 26 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Patton Cemetery. Mr. Collinsworth died Feb 23 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Collinsworth was born Oct 3, 1914, at Cadmus, a son of the late Jeff and Laura Maynard Collinsworth. He retired with 30 years service as a foreman from Huntington Alloys Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna O'Daniel Collinsworth; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Peggy) Galloway of Dublin, OH, a son, Thomas D. Collinsworth of Woodbridge, VA and 4 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 4, 1987

CREMEANS, Edith Ann (Bradley)
1926-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Edith Ann Bradley Cremeans, 60, Barboursville, WV, were conducted Feb 26 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Barboursville by Rev. Walter Brewer. Mrs. Cremeans died Feb 24 in St. Mary's Hospital. She was born Aug 25, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Angeline Moore Bradley of Catlettsburg, KY and the late John Bradley. She was a member of Farmdale Church of Christ. Additional survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Cremeans, one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Gail Mays of Huntington; 3 grandchildren, Crystal Mays, Todd Mays and Justin Mays, all of Huntington and one sister, Mrs. Doris June Wooten of Enon, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

ELSWICK, Virginia (Moore)
1903-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Virginia Elswick, 83, Chesapeake, OH, were conducted Mar 21 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Charles Sparks. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Elswick died Mar 19 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. The former Catlettsburg resident was born Oct 6, 1903 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Lindsey and Rose Brumfield Moore. Her husband, William D. Elswick died in 1977. She was a member of the Twin Fork Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are s daughter, Mrs. Jarrett B. Maynard of Chesapeake, 2 sons, Williams Elswick, Jr., and Edward Elswick, both of Catlettsburg; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

FULKERSON, Jack
1916-1987
Graveside services for former Louisa resident Jack Fulkerson, 70, Atlanta, GA were conducted Mar 23 in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by Rev. Scott Kilgore. He died Mar 19 in Piedmont Hospital at Atlanta following a long illness. Mr. Fulkerson was born Jun 13, 1916 in Louisa, a son of the late William and Dove Berry Fulkerson. He was of the Methodist faith, a member of the American Legion Post 1 at Atlanta, a World War II Army veteran, and a retired officer manager of Standard Brands Co. in Atlanta. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Counts Fulkerson, and a cousin, Aileen Preston Drennen of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

GRAVES, John
1920-1987
Funeral services for John Graves, 67, Ulysses were conducted Mar 24 in Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Jimmie Bevins. Burial was in Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Graves died Mar 21 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Graves was born Feb 14, 1920, at Ulysses, a son of the late Walter and Louisa Miller Graves. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Belles Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gail Adams Graves, a sister, Mrs. Vaughn Borders of Ulysses and 3 brothers, Bill Graves and Lindsey Graves, both of Ulysses and Jack Graves of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Mar 25, 1987

GRIFFITH, Thelma (Thompson)
1913-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Griffith, 74, Blaine, were conducted Mar 9 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Charlie Arrington and Joe Cantrell. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery. Mrs. Griffith died Mar 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Griffith was born Jan 4, 1913 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Asbury and Mae Pack Thompson. She was a member of the Mary Emily United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Griffith, a sister, Maxie Pack of Ohio, 4 brothers, Bert Thompson, Cecil Thompson, Oshell Thompson, and Sheldon Thompson, all of Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

JOHNS, James H.
1914-1987
Graveside rites for Louisa native, James H. Johns, 72, Saint Matthews, were conducted Mar 10 in Pine Hill Cemetery by Rev. Leon Greer. Mr. Johns died Mar 7 in Saint Matthews Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Johns was born Jul 23, 1914 in Louisa, a son of the late John B. and Virginia Wilson Johns. He was retired from the Army, a World War II, and Korean War veteran. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Mixie Crabtree of Armanda, MI, Mrs. Virginia Hudson of Louisa and Mrs. Belle Lewis of Louisville and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

KEEYS, Luther
1900-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Luther Keeys, 86, of Clearfield, KY, were conducted Friday Feb 27 at Lane-Stucky Funeral Home in Morehead by the Rev. John Runyon and the Rev. Ted Greene. Burial was in Clearfield Cemetery. Mr. Keeys died Tuesday Feb 24 in the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mrs. Keeys was born May 5, 1900, in Louisa, a son of the late German and Mae Kitchen Keeys. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Mae Gee Keeys; 3 sons, Jack Keeys of Morehead, Luther Keeys, Jr. of Sumter, SC, Billy Keeys of Apex, NC; 3 stepsons, Religh Gee of Louisville, Burl Gee of Wilmington, OH, and Walter Gee of California; 3 stepdaughters, Louise Easterling of Clearfield, Willa Dehart of Morehead and Lucy Bowling of London; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

KITCHEN, Lora (Hughes)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Hughes Kitchen, 82, of Fallsburg, were conducted Mar 3 at Fallsburg Tabernacle by Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Raleigh Blair. Burial was in Kitchen family cemetery. Mrs. Kitchen died Feb 28 at her residence following a long illness. She was born Feb 25, 1905 at Morgans Creek, the daughter of the late James and Bell Mills Hughes. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Survivors include her husband, John Kitchen, 3 daughters, Syrilda Dixon of route 4, Louisa, Icel Bell Crank of Groveport, OH and Betty Lou Porter of Weston, WV, 6 sons, Willie Kitchen and James Kitchen both of Columbus, OH, Luke Kitchen, route 4, Louisa, Wendell Kitchen, Groveport, Billy Kitchen of Westerville, OH, and Johnny Kitchen of Stoutsville, OH, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Marie Channey, Youngstown, OH, 3 brothers, Robert Hughes, Catlettsburg, Woodrow Hughes and Homer Hughes both of route 4, Louisa, 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Kitchen who died in 1981. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

LAMBERT, Lucille (Marshall)
Funeral services for Lucille Marshall Lambert were in Texarkana, TX with burial there. Mrs. Lambert died Feb 11. She was the wife of Albert (Red) Lambert of Texarkana. He was the son of Carlos and Gussie Lambert, former residents of Zelda. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

MEEK, Billy Joe
1931-1987
Funeral services for Billy Joe Meek, 55, Louisa, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar 25 in Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. John A. Simms. Military graveside rites will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Meek died Mar 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa of a heart attack. The retired U. S. Air Force veteran was born Apr 8, 1931 in Louisa, a son of Neva Hall Meek and the late Joe Frank Meek. Survivors include 5 sisters, Mrs. Jewell Younce, Crystal River, FL, Mrs. Lillian Short, Chesterton, IN, Mrs. Juanita Queen, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Martha Walters, route Catlettsburg, Mrs. Bobbie Gay Meek, Ashland, 2 brothers, Clarence Meek of Fort Gay and Frank Meek, route 5, Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

MILLER, Edward
1920-1987
Funeral services for Edward Miller, 66, of route 1, Louisa, were to be conducted today Mar 4 at 2 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Miller was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa Sunday, Mar 1. He was born Jun 17, 1920 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John R. Miller and Jossie Thompson Miller. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Childers Miller, 2 daughters, Mrs. Kay Pigmon of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Danny Miller, route 1, Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. J. P. Hinkle, Mrs. Ralph Arrington, both of Louisa, Mrs. Phoebe Thompson of Columbus an Mrs. Ethel Senters of Betsy Layne; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 4, 1987

MILLER, Mark
1906-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mark Miller, 80, of Catlettsburg were conducted Mar 10 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Paul Cox and Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Miller died Mar 7 at his home. Mr. Miller was born Apr 1, 1906 in Lawrence county, the son of the late Frealand and Alice Pack Miller. He was a retired Kentucky Farmers Bank employee, a charter member and deacon of England Hill Freewill Baptist Church and World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Bernard Miller, 2 brothers, Ora Miller of Catlettsburg and Fariet Miller of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Ison of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Alta Hill of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

MOUNTS, Annie (Maynard)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Maynard Mounts, 80, of Clifford were conducted Tuesday Mar 17 at the Mount Olive United Baptist Church at Clifford by Darrell Damron, Charles Adkins and Jessie Stiltner, ministers. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Mounts died Mar 14 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Mounts was born Jun 7, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Hampton and Elizabeth Sammons Maynard. Surviving are a son, Bud Mounts III of Florida; a sister, Jennie Chapman of Clifford; 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

PICKRELL, Virgle
1918-1987
Graveside services for Virgle Pickrell, 68, South Mayo Trail, Louisa, were conducted Mar 12 at Pickrell Cemetery, route 1 Louisa by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Mr. Pickrell died Mar 9 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. He was born Mar 24, 1918 at Louisa, son of the late Bert and Lillian Heston Pickrell. He was a farmer and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include 5 brothers, Bernard Pickrell, Ernest Pickrell, of Tampa, FL, Charles Pickrell of Monroe, MI, Kenneth Pickrell of Circleville, OH, and James Pickrell of Ashland. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

PIGG, Lucy (Cyrus)
1915-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Lucy Cyrus Pigg, 71, Columbus were conducted Mar 13 in Smokey Valley Church by Rev. Daniel Sommers. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery. Mrs. Pigg died Mar 10 in Columbus. Mrs. Pigg was born Nov 19, 1915, in Louisa, daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. Surviving are her husband, Elman Clay Pigg, 33 daughters, Lena Pigg, Lois Cox, and Roberta Phelps; a son, Bud Pigg of Columbus, 2 brothers, Raymond Cyrus of Louisa, and Frank Cyrus of South Point, OH; 2 sisters, Irene Muncy of St. Petersburg, FL and Roberta Loar of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18,1987

PORTER, Fannie (Wallace)
1909-1987
Funeral services for Clifford native, Mrs. Fannie Porter, 77, Ashland, were conducted Feb 26 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died Feb 23 in Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Mrs. Porter was born Jul 17, 1909 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Eugene and Ninnie Williamson Wallace. She was a retired state supervisor for the Department of Vocational Education and a member of the Ashland First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a step son, Richard L. Porter of Charleston, WV and a step grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

PRICE, Lester
1907-1987
Funeral services for Lester Price, 80, Norwood, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, were conducted Monday Mar 23 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Howard Bowen. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Georges Creek. Mr. Price died Saturday Mar 21 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He was born Feb 8, 1907 in Johnson County, son of the late Seymour Price and Mary Alice Boyd Price. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Borders Price, Norwood, 3 daughters, Mary Ann Fugett, Linda Stapleton, both of Norwood, Carolyn Daniel, Erlanger, KY; one son, Andrew Price, Norwood; one sister, Ruby Chiles, Norwood; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

ROSE, Don Ed
Funeral services for Don Ed Rose, 52, Columbus, were conducted Mar 4 in Grace Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union with burial in Obetz, OH Cemetery. Mr. Rose died Mar 1 in Mercy Hospital. He was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers and Grace Memorial Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Rose; sons, Edward Eugene Rose and Vincent Scott Rose, both of Columbus, grandsons, Matthew and Joseph Rose, Columbus, sister, Helen Hurley, Michigan, brothers, Milton Rose of Arkansas, Tom Rose of West Virginia, Russell Rose of Kentucky, Billy Ray Rose of West Virginia and Hosea Rose of Arkansas. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

SHEPHERD, Hazel F. (Miller)
1914-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Hazel F. Miller Shepherd, 72, of Columbus were conducted Tuesday Mar 17 at the Southwick-Good Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bert Miller with burial in Union Cemetery, Columbus. Mrs. Shepherd died Mar 14 at her residence. She was born Oct 3, 1914 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. Miller. She was retired from Lusterware in Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Miller in 1982. A daughter, Emily Jane, died in 1954 and a brother, Ray Miller. Survivors include a sister, and brother in law, Gladys and Tom Staten, brother and sister in lawn, Edgar and Peggy Miller, all of Columbus, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 18,1987

SKAGGS, Timothy
Funeral services for Timothy Skaggs, 30, Lowmansville, were conducted Mar 22 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Skaggs-Young Cemetery. Johnson County Deputy coroner Randy Wells said no official cause of death has been announced. It occurred Mar 21 at the residence. Skaggs died from a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. Wells said he was told that Skaggs had been handling a .22 caliber rifle, and that family members said the weapon discharged when he set it down. Coroner Brian Fraley will rule the man's death a suicide or accident, Wells said. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

SLOANE, Michael
1964-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Michael H. Sloane, 22, Ashland, shot to death last week in Elliott County, were conducted Mar 14 in the Ironville Independent Baptist church by Rev. Paul Burns and Rev. Frank Suttles. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery in Carter County. He died Mar 11 of a small-caliber handgun wound after being shot during an apparent argument at the residence of Karl Kitchen in Sandy Hook. Mr. Sloane was born Aug 22, 1964, in Lawrence county, the son of Clyde G. and Minnie L. Suttles Sloane of Charleston, WV. Mr. Sloane was a student at Ashland State Vocational Technician School; a U. S. Army veteran; a former Eagle Scout and Order of Arrow, attended West Virginia State University and received a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University. He also attended Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, David Sloane of Charleston, a foster brother, James Ramey of Ashland; a grandmother, Ethel M. Sloane of Charleston; and a foster grandmother, Gertrude Ramey of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

SMITH, Amy Renee
1986-1987
Graveside rites for 3 month old daughter of William and Melody McKenzie Smith of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Mar 16 by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff at the Smith family cemetery. The baby died Mar 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 24, 1986 in Louisa. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Heather Aleisha Smith at home; the paternal grandfather, John Smith of route 2, Louisa and maternal grandparents, Billy Ray McKenzie of Catlettsburg and Geraldine McKenzie of Louisa; 8 aunts and 9 uncles. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

SPARKS, Thetis (Ashley)
1915-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Thetis A. Sparks, 72, Warren, OH were conducted Mar 5 in First Presbyterian Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sparks was born in Warren, Mar 24, 1915, daughter of Allen W. and Elizabeth Cobb Ashley. She was a direct descendant of Ephraim Quniby, co founder of Warren. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Daughters of American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, Green Thumb Garden Club, Friday Book Club, Western Reserve and Ohio State Historical Societies, Mayflower Society, Women's Auxiliary of Trumbull County Medical Society, Warren Library Association, Mobile Meals, a charter member of Warren Chapter Trumbull County Genealogical Society and past secretary of Trumbull County Historical Society. Mrs. Sparks was a 1932 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and  a 1936 graduate of Wooster College. Survivors include her husband, Aubrey L. Sparks, M. D., native of Martha, KY, whom she married Oct 6, 1941, 2 sons, Dr. Rufus A. Sparks of Warren and Andrew Leighton Sparks of Columbus, a daughter, Mrs. Loren (Anne Elizabeth) Fox of New York, NY; and 4 grandchildren. A brother, A. William Ashley, preceded her in death. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

SPILLMAN, Effie (Spillman)
1897-1987
Funeral services for Effie Spillman, 89, Louisa, were conducted Mar 6 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Spillman died Mar 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Spillman was born Mar 9,1 897, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Rutha Spillman. Her husband, Carl Spillman, died in 1952. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rutha Adkins of Louisa and Nannie McCormick of Huntington, WV, 4 sons, Lonnie Spillman of Louisa, Manley Spillman and Carl Spillman, both of Columbus, OH, and Joe Spillman of Delaware, OH; 24 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1987

THOMPSON, Garland R.
1898-1987
Funeral services for Garland R. Thompson, 88, of route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday Feb 28, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Jarrell cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Thompson died Thursday Feb 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 21, 1898, in Radnor, WV, a son of the late Sam and Cynthia Kirk Thompson. His wife, Mary Noe Thompson, died in 1979. He was a retired lineman and a member of the Baptist Church and the International Brotherhood Electrical Workers Local 317 in Huntington, WV. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Carson of Fort Gay and Carol Pancake of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Charles G. Thompson of Williamson, WV and Lowell V. Thompson of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Arthur Meyers of Elkview, WV; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

THOMPSON, Wilburn
1927-1987
Funeral services for Wilburn Thompson, 59, route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Monday, Mar 23 at Fairmont Baptist Church, Radnor, by Rev. Charlie Meddings. Rev. Flem Stepp and Rev. Elmer Bradley. Burial was in Damron Cemetery, Radnor. Mr. Thompson died Saturday Mar 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Aug 23, 1927 in Wayne County, WV, son of Fred Thompson and Birdie Pratt Thompson of route 1, Radnor. Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Mrs. Karen Bernice Smith, Fort Gay; 2 sons, Freddie Jay Thompson and Russell Clyde Thompson, both of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Vince Damron, Jr., Radnor; 3 brothers, Archie Thompson, Fort Gay, Roy Vernon Thompson, Genoa, WV, Kenneth Murl Thompson, Garrets Creek, WV; 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

TURNER, Etheleen
Burial rites for Mrs. Etheleen Turner, 92, Hendersonville, TN, were conducted Mar 22 in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Mrs. Turner died Mar 19 in a Hendersonville nursing home. Mrs. Turner is survived by a daughter, Bettielou Hale (Mrs. Lynn) of Hendersonville; 2 sons, Harry Turner of Houston, TX and Maynard Turner of Huntington, daughter in law, Jennie Le Turner of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, some of whom live in the Louisa area. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

WELLS, Cody
1909-1987
Funeral services for Cody Wells, 77, route 2, Louisa, were to be conducted Wednesday Mar 25 at 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wells died Mar 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wells was born Oct 20, 1909 in Floyd County, a son of the late Brownlo and Ola Burke Wells. He was a retired miner and employee of the Ford Motor Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charlene Thomas Wells; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Puckett of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Doris Wallen of Westland, MI, 3 sons, Keith Edward Wells of Atlanta, GA and Clarence Wells and James Wells, both of Louisa; 5 step sisters, Mrs. Flossie McGuire of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Lucy Patton of Auxier, Mrs. Geneva Perry of Flint, MI, Mrs. Eunice Buskirk of Florida and Mrs. Ullen Buskirk Of Louella, OH; 2 brothers, Richard Wells of Elizabethtown and Albert Lee Hall of Brunswick, OH; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1987

WILLIAMS, Poe J.
1917-1987
Funeral services for Lowmansville native Poe J. Williams, 69, Ashland, were conducted Mar 14 in Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Williams died Mar 12 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Williams was born Dec 11, 1917 at Lowmansville; a son of the late George Thomas and Dovia Brown Williams. Mr. Williams was a retired Internal Revenue Service agent. He was a member of Pollard Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a graduate of Marshall University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. He served on the Ashland School Board and in various capacities with the Republican Party; was past chairman of the Boyd County Board of Elections; a Kentucky Colonel; and a World War II veteran, serving with the Third Marine Division. Surviving are his wife, Beryle Atkins Williams; 4 sons, Poe Jeffrey Williams, Jr. and James "Randy" Williams, of Ashland, Charles Milton Williams and Carl Thomas Williams of Lexington; 3 daughters, Vickie Carter Hesler of Kettering, OH, Opal Deborah Ketron of Lexington and Cynthia Dove Crum of Virginia Beach, VA; 3 brothers, Paul W. Williams, O. B. Williams and G. T. Williams of Ashland; 2 sisters, Olive Hogsten of Eustis, FL and Ruth VanHorn of Buchanan and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1987

WRIGHT, Margie
1935-1987
Funeral services for Margie Wright, 51, Louisa, were conducted Feb 27 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Skeens Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Feb 24 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Nov 22, 1935, in Floyd County, a daughter of Earl Wright and the late Elizabeth Skeens Wright. Surviving, in addition to her father, are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hepler Lyons of Louisa; 4 sisters, Alice Wright, Emma Wright and Clara Maynard, all of Louisa and Agnes Hughes of Winchester and 6 brothers, Elmer Wright and Earl Scotty Wright, both of Warsaw, IN and George Wright of Floyd County, Henry Wright of Claypool, IN, Burnis Wright of London and Carlus Wright of Texas. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1987

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ADAMS, Charles
1911-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native  Charles A. Adams, 75, Ashland, were conducted Apr 4 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Cassity. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Adams died Apr 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Adams was born Aug 3, 1911, in Lawrence county, a son of the late James and Mollie Hayes Adams. He was a retired painting contractor and owner of Adams Painting Service. Surviving are his wife, Ms. Verna Coffey Adams; 3 sons, Charles G. Adams and Jack H. Adams both of Ashland, and Larry R. Adams of Jupiter, FL; 3 daughters, Roberta Cowey of Deer Park, TX, Maxine Adams of Houston, TX and Dorothy Adams of St. Louis, MO; 2 step daughters, Bonnie Sagraves of Jupiter and Judy Whitehead of Lexington; a brother, Herschel Adams of Greenup County, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1987

BARTRAM, Annie (Sammons)
1899-1987
Funeral services for Annie Bartram, 88, Clifford were conducted Apr 27 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Wayne Salmons. Burial was in the Bartram Cemetery at Clifford. Mrs. Bartram died Apr 23 at her residence. She was born Feb 2, 1899, at Clifford, daughter of the late Rolland and Rhoda Wooten Sammons. Her husband, Nile R. Bartram preceded her in death. Survivors include 2 daughters, Minerva Pine of Clifford and Ruth Moore of Cleveland, OH; 4 sons, James Bromley Bartram of Tamarac, FL, Nile E. Bartram of Rosewell, GA, Billie Rolland Bartram of Hammond, IN and David Wendell Bartram of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Alice Prichard, route 2, Louisa; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

CLARKSON, Efford H.
1898-1987
Funeral services for Efford H. Clarkson, 88, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 28 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harold Bond. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville. Mr. Clarkson died Apr 25 at home. He was born Jul 8, 1898 at Busseyville, son of the late John and Naomi Nolan Clarkson. Survivors include one brother, Clifford Clarkson of route 4, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

COPLEY, Ben
1914-1987
Funeral services for Ben Copley, 72, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 13, in Salt Peter Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Copley died Apr 10 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Copley was  born Sep 28, 1914 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Leonard and Eliza Stumbo Copley. He was a retired N & W Railroad employee and a member of the Salt Peter Community Church for 36 years. Surviving are his wife, Cora Carter Copley; 2 sons, Frank Copley of Fort Gay and Harold E. Copley of St. Paris, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Thurman (Doris) Porter of Radnor, Mrs. James (Helen Ann) Dignus of St. Paris, Mrs. Charles (Lorene) Sparks of Proctorville, and Mrs. Johnny (Peggy) Adkins of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Crawford of Fort Gay; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1987

 

CRUM, Opal Marie
Crum, Colbert Cecil
The bodies of Opal Marie Crum, 69, of Wayne route 1, and her brother in law, Colbert Cecil Crum, 59, of Nolan in Mingo County, were found Saturday night inside Ms. Crum's residence on Toms Creek off WV 37, police said. Cpl. C. E. Berlin said it appeared that Mrs. Crum shot her brother in law twice in the chest and then shot herself once in the chest. Her body was found on the kitchen floor with a .38 caliber handgun near her right hand, Berlin said. The man's body was lying on the floor in an adjoining bedroom. Autopsies confirmed that Crum died from 2 gunshot wounds to the chest and Ms. Crum died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, Dr. Irvin M. Sopher, state medical examiner, is quoted by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Berlin said he was told that the brother in law made periodic visits from his home in Mingo County to Ms. Crum's house to check on her. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

DANIELS, Flem C.
1898-1987
Funeral services for Flem C. Daniels, 88, of Louisa were conducted Apr 6 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Flem Arrowood and Elder Ernest Jenkins. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Daniels died Apr 3 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell. He was born Nov 2, 1898, in Johnson County, son of the late Fred and Lou Daniel Daniels. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows. He was preceded in death by one son, Flem C. Daniels, Jr. in 1950. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Pack Daniels of Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Aileen Compton of route 1, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Blankenship of Beckley, WV; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8,1 987

DAVIS, Eunice
1898-1987
Funeral services for Prichard native Miss Eunice David, 89, Galion, OH were conducted Apr 24 in Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by Rev. Tim Allen. Burial was in the Davis family cemetery. Miss Davis died Apr 22 in Village Care Center at Galion. Miss Davis was born Apr 3, 1898, at Prichard, a daughter of the late Butler and Cora Dean Davis. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galion, where she was a member of the King's Daughters' Sunday School class. She was employed 18 years at Galion Manufacturing Co. and a 50 year member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23 at Kermit, WV. Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Ethel Davis of Prichard and Mrs. Geneva Kirk of Galion. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

FERGUSON, Reynolds
1901-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Reynolds Ferguson, 86, Frankfort, were conducted Apr 12 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Leon Greer with burial in Robertson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Mr. Ferguson died Apr 9 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Frankfort. Mr. Ferguson was born Mar 21, 1901, in Louisa, a son of the late Samuel and Eliza Ann Robertson Ferguson. He was a retired painter. Surviving are a daughter, Anna Sue Thomson of Frankfort; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 15, 1987

GEORGE, Jesse
Funeral services for Jesse George, 68, New Albany, OH were conducted Mar 28 at 10 in Schoedinger Gahanna Chapel by Rev. Edwin Hayes. Burial was in Glen Rest Memorial Park. Mr. George died Mar 25 while attending the First Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus. He was saved as a young man at the First Church of God in Lowmansville. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Cordial George of New Albany; daughter and son in lawn, Sharon and Tim Lee; 2 grandchildren, Brian and Beth of Pataskala, OH, mother, Nora George of Ulysses; sister Irene Johnson of Ulysses, brother, Rev. Howard George of Folsom, PA. He was preceded in death by his father William George and grandson, Mark George. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

GRAVES, James M.
1932-1987
Funeral services for Fort Gay native James M. (Jim) Graves, 54, Huntington, were conducted Apr 25 in Regar Chapel, Huntington, by Rev. Brady Lipscomb. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park. Mr. Graves died Apr 23 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Graves was born Sep 16, 1932, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of Mrs. Lillian Harlow Graves of Fort Gay and the late Jay W. Graves. He was an electric assembler for Ensign Electric Division of Harvey Hubbell, a Korean War Army veteran, and of the Baptist faith. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Marianne Albrecht Graves; and 4 sisters, Vera Mae Reese of Mansfield, OH, Elizabeth Bowe and Marlene Cook both of Columbus, OH and Mary Hensley of Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

HANNAH, Dianne S.
1974-1987
Graveside services for former Louisa resident Dianne S. Hannah, 12, Smyrna, GA, were conducted Apr 6 in Mill Cemetery, Louisa. She died Apr 2 in Smyrna following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct 19, 1974 in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Eunice Hannan Stone of Smyrna and Gregory Hannah of Chicago. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her stepfather, Bill Stone of Smyrna, her stepmother, Bobby Hannah of Chicago; a sister, Jamie Hannah at home, and a brother, Joshua Stone at home; the paternal grandmother, Barbara Hannah of West Virginia; the paternal great grandfather, Kellie Mills of West Virginia. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1987

HAYES, Opal (Adkins)
1907-1987
Funeral services for former Webbville resident, Mrs. Opal Hayes, 79, Columbus, were conducted Apr 20 in Webb Chapel by Rev. Gordon Crisp and Rev. Matthew Adams. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Hayes died Apr 16 in Grant Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Hayes was born Jun 3, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Cora Marcum Adkins. Her husband, Lando Hayes, died in 1973. Surviving are 5 daughters, Dora Castle and Jewell Sprouse, both of Webbville and Hazel Ford, Velma Ball and Sue Hoffman, all of Columbus, 3 sons, Vinson Hayes of Circleville, OH, Charles Hayes of Columbus and George Hayes of Webbville; a sister, Mrs. June Jordan of Louisa, a brother, Cap Adkins of Bell Gardens, CA; 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1987

HOLBROOK, Margaret (Bryan)
1892-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native, Mrs. Margaret Holbrook, 95, Clarkston, MI were conducted Apr 5 in Centenary Methodist Church in Ashland with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Holbrook died in Clarkston. Mrs. Holbrook was born Mar 5, 1892 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas and Corillda Bryan. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Lehner of Clarkston, a son, Phillip Holbrook of Loudonville, OH and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1987

JOHNSON, Elizabeth (White)
1899-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, 87, of Ashland, were conducted Mar 26 in Lazear Funeral Home by Dr. Adrian J. Roberts. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Mar 24 in Wurtland Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Sep 22, 1899 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Mary F. Enyart White. Her husband, Charles L. Johnson, died in 1942. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Catlettsburg and South Ashland United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lillian J. Wade and Mrs. Frances J. Litzenberger, both of Ashland, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

KINNER, Russell
1911-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Russell Kinner, 75, Ashland, were conducted Apr 14 in Steen Funeral Home, Ashland by Dr. Charles Turkington with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Kinner died Apr 11 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Kinner was born Dec 26, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Allen and Elizabeth Bolt Kinner. He was the last assistant postmaster of the Ashland Post Office and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Ashland Chapter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Elswick Kinner, 2  daughters, Mrs. Janet K. Dobyns of Ashland and Mrs. Josette Gibson of South Point, OH; a brother, Theodore Kinner of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Shirley Sellards of South Point and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1987

MOORE, William Chris
1954-1987
Funeral services for William Chris Moore, 32, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Mar 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Mar 23 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, as the result of a highway accident. Mr. Moore was born Jul 15, 1954 at Holden, WV, a son of Mrs. Velma Mullins Robinette of Louisa and the late Herbert Hoover Moore. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Jean Moore, a son: John Dylan Moore at home, 2 sisters: Lenora Young, route 1, Louisa, Rene Thompson, Fort Gay, WV; a brother: Richard Robinette, route 1, Louisa; grandmother: Anna Pack, Louisa; stepfather: Bobby Joe Robinette, route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

NEW, Paulina (Dotson)
1898-1987
Funeral services for Paulina New, 89, of Titusville, FL, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Apr 24 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. New died Apr 22 in Titusville. She was born Mar 15, 1898 at Freeburn, KY, daughter of the late Cane and Polly Sampson Dotson. Her husband, Victor New preceded him in death. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene M. Tabor and Mrs. Colleen M. Thompson, both of Titusville; 4 sons, William New of Louisa, Charles New, Larry New and Bobby New, all of Titusville; 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

OSBORNE, Hubert
1917-1987
Funeral services for Hubert Osborne, 69, of Blaine, were conducted Apr 7 in Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Billy Salyers. Burial was in Osborne cemetery. Mr. Osborne died Apr 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell. He was born Sep 25, 1917 at Blaine, a son of the late Chilt and Elizabeth Cantrell Osborne. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia Sparks Osborne in 1962. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Osborne, 6 daughters, Betty Lou Patterson, Lucy Burnice Barker of Louisa, Tletha Faye Bates of Delaware, OH, Brenda Gail Smith, Patsy Kay Osborne and Ela Sue Osborne, all of Blaine and 4 sons, Hubert Milton Osborne, Raymond Lee Osborne and Harold Dean Osborne, all of Blaine and Jerry Lynn Osborne of Sitka; 4 sisters, Mrs. Idella Osborne, of Michigan, Mrs. Joy Bryant, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Lula Ramey, Blaine, Mrs. Mildred Arthur, Hilliard, OH; 3 brothers: Charles Osborne, Blaine, Noah Osborne and Chilt A. Osborne, Jr. both of Columbus; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8,1987

PENNINGTON, Celia
Funeral services for former Webbville resident, Celia Pennington, 74, Naples, FL were conducted Apr 17 in Naples with burial there. She died Apr 15. Surviving are one daughter, Blanche Porter of Greenville, SC and 2 sons, Robert Pennington of New Lexington and Samuel Pennington of Naples. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1987

PERRY, Frank
PERRY, Chapman
BOURGEOIS, Minnie
Fort Gay--An East Lynn woman and two Dunlow brothers were killed Monday afternoon on US route 52 in a two vehicle crash near the intersection of WV 37. A Fort Gay woman was injured and underwent surgery Tuesday morning in St. Mary's Hospital. Killed in the accident at 2:20 p.m. were Frank Perry, 79, the driver, his brother and passenger, Chapman Perry, age unavailable, both of Dunlow and a second passenger, Minnie Bourgeois, 38 of East Lynn, Trooper K. D. Hess said. The 3 were dead on arrival at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, a nursing supervisor said. Dale Huff, 27, of Fort Gay, the second driver, was taken to Humana Hospital-Louisa in critical but stable condition, a nursing supervisor said. She was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital and later transferred to St. Mary's Hospital for surgery early this morning.  Perry was northbound on U. S. 52 when his pickup truck went left of center, crossed the southbound lane and was struck by Ms. Huff's car, Hess said. After the collision, Perry's pickup truck left the highway, the trooper said. Investigators have not determined why Perry lost control of his vehicle. The accident is under investigation. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

QUEEN, Ethel (Lester)
1904-1987
Funeral services fro Webbville native, Mrs. Ethel Lester Queen, 83, Ashland, were conducted Apr 24 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Charles E. Stewart. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Queen died Apr 21 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Queen was born Apr 15, 1904 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Linzie and Celina Green Lester. Her husband, Victor W. Queen, died in 1975. Surviving are 3 sons, Charles R. Queen and Arthur Gene Queen, both of Ashland, and Paul E. Queen of Flatwoods; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Waugh of Logan, WV and Mrs. Nell Allen of Lexington; 4 brothers, Virgil Lester of Rush, Herb Lester of Buchanan, George Lester of Louisa and Bill Lester of Klamath Falls, OR; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

ROBINETTE, Mont
1900-1987
Funeral services for Mont Robinette, 86, Louisa, were conducted Apr 5 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Homer Burchett. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Mr. Robinette died Apr 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Robinette was born Apr 21, 1900, in Blaine, a son of the late William and Sally Robinette. He was a retied CSX Transportation employee. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lenox Hacker of Louisa and Mrs. William Chapman of New Buffalo, MI; a son, Jim Robinette, of Salyersville; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1987

ROBINSON, Jesse
1927-1987
Funeral services for Jesse Robinson, 59, of Glenhayes, WV, were conducted Mar 31 at the Fort Gay Church of Christ by Bob Harper. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Robinson died Mar 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Robinson was born Jul 29, 1927, at Glenhayes, a son of the late Willie and Dollie Fry Robinson. He was Korean War Veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delcia Marie Robinson, 2 sons, Freddie Robinson of Crum, WV, and Timmy Robinson of Louisa; 4 sisters, Georgia Matthews of Varney, WV, Goldie Artrip and Ruby Copley both of Fort Gay, WV and Elizabeth Robinson of Mississippi and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

ROGERS, Nellie (McCauley)
1898-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie May Rogers, 88, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Mar 29, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Ratliff. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at Jobe. Mrs. Rogers died Thursday, Mar 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Rogers was born Nov 26, 1898, at Clarksburg, WV, a daughter of the late J. A. and Belle McCauley. She was a retired employee of Mount Carmel Hospital at Columbus, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Ratliff of Louisa; 2 sons, Lester Rogers of Bellville, OH, and Delno Rogers of Stanton, a sister, Anna Nutter of Springfield, OH; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

ROSE, Ida (Ferguson)
1890-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ferguson Rose, 96, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 11 at the Young Funeral Home by Bishop Clinton Shields and Bishop Richard Sheffield. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rose died Mar 8 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Her husband, Jesse M. Rose, died in 1961. She was an 81 year member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley R. Lester of Louisa; a granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1987

SMITH, Chester Elwood
1914-1987
Funeral services for Chester Elwood Smith, 72, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted Thursday Apr 30 at 1 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Woodrow Sexton and Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Smith died Apr 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Apr 29, 1914 at Freeburn, KY, son of the late Lando and Stella Haney Smith. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Augusta Webb Smith; one daughter, Linoa Brooke of route 2, Fort Gay; 3 sons, Clarence Smith, Henry Allen Smith both of route 2, Fort Gay and J. Randall Smith of Mansfield, OH; 2 brothers, Ira Smith of Columbus, OH, and Roy Smith of Punta Gorda, FL; 3 sisters, Frances Hewlett of Williamsburg, KY, Opal Rorick of Bucyrus, OH, and Lucy Geitz of Alganac, MI; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

SULLIVAN, Frank
1908-1987
Funeral services for Frank Sullivan, 78, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 31 at Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy. Mr. Sullivan died Mar 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Sullivan was born Apr 15, 1908, son of Harden and Dorie Victoria Phillips Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was a retired employee of Norfolk a& Western Railway. Survivors include his wife, Mary Fish Sullivan; 5 daughters, Donna Bloomfield of Jacksonville, FL, Barbara Hohl of Worthington, OH, Connie Harris and Brenda Wells both of Louisa and Frances Blackburn of Newark, OH; 4 sons, Roy Sullivan, Troy Sullivan and Carl Sullivan all of Columbus and Frank Sullivan of Fort Pierce, FL. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

THORNHILL, Lillie (Moore)
1905-1987
Funeral services for County native Lillie Thornhill, 82, Urbana, OH, were conducted Apr 10 in Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg, OH, by Rev. David Heizer. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Thornhill died Apr 7 in McAuley Center. She was born Mar 12, 1905 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late H. K. and Delilah Jordan Moore. She was a member of Champaign County Senior Center. She was married in Lawrence County Dec 25, 1922 to Millard J. Thornhill, who died Jan 26, 1981. Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. William (Virginia) Wynn, Cable, Mrs. Robert (Louise) Tullis, Terre Haute, Mrs. Ruth Adams, Urbana, Mrs. Lester (Carolyn) Cox, North Lewisburg, Linda Thornhill, Urbana, and Mrs. Grant (Judy) Barnett, Circleville; 3 sons, Thomas, El Paso, TX, Burell, Woodstock and Roger, North Lewisburg; 43 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jay Moore, Woodstock, Kay Moore, Columbus and one sister, Mrs. Bill (Nannie) Short of Louisa. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Jim in 1982 and Larry in 1980. Two sisters and four brothers also are deceased. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1987

VINCELL, Mae (Matney)
1923-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Vincell, 64, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 14 in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Johnnie Chaffin and Rev. Bill Brewer. Burial was in Matney family cemetery. She died Apr 11 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Vincell was born Mar 19, 1923 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Lilla Justice Matney. Surviving are her husband, Ira Ed Vincell; 5 sons, Leon Vincell of Oceana, WV, Jimmy Ray Vincell, Leonard Lee Vincell, Roy Gene Vincell and Ernest Baldridge, all of Fort Gay; 5 daughters, Mrs. Catherine Blankenship of East Lynn, WV, Mrs. Joann Lilly of Shepherd, TX, Mrs. Linda Mosley Grimmett of Dehue, WV, Mrs. Hazel Mosley of Robinette, WV and Mrs. Goldie Osborne of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Melda Bentley of St. Albans, WV, Ruby Ferrell of Salt Rock, WV and Molly Riffe of Abingdon, VA; 5 brothers, Everett Matney of Fort Gay, Willie Matney and Wayne Matney, both of Mohawk, WV, Melvin Matney of Abingdon, VA, and Kennis Matney of Roderfield, WV; 35 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1987

WALLER, Glen
1938-1987
Funeral services for Glen (Tony) Waller, 48, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Douglas Wilhite. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb. Mr. Waller died Apr 23 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington. Mr. Waller was born Jul 10, 1938 at Webb, WV, a son of Charlie and Cora Bowen Waller of Fort Gay. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Waller, a son, Tony Waller of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Helen Fields of Las Vegas, NV; and 3 brothers, Charles E. Waller of Fort Gay, Dallas Waller of Louisa and James Waller of Prichard, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29,1987

WHITE, Richard
1967-1987
Graveside services for Richard Edward White, 19, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Mar 31 at Frazier Cemetery, route 5, Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. White died Mar 28 in Paintsville. Mr. White was born Dec 10, 1967 at Columbus, OH, a son of Mrs. Donna Sammons White of Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are 2 sisters, Rose Marie White and Ruth Ann White, both of Louisa, 2 brothers, Russell Keith White and Rex Allen Sammons, both of Louisa; his grandmother, Mrs. Cordia Triplett of Louisa and his grandfather, Clifford Sammons of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1987

WRIGHT, Grace (Evans)
1912-1987

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Evans Wright, 75, of Salt Lick, KY, formerly of Louisa were conducted Apr 7 in Midland Church of God in Bath County by Rev. Guy McKenzie. Burial was in the Wright family cemetery at Blaine with Rev. Otis L. Greer officiating. Mrs. Wright died Apr 5 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Wright was born Feb 12, 1912 in Bath County, daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Harry Evans. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Louisa and was a retired teacher and librarian in the Lawrence County school system with 22 years service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. A. W. Wright in 1978. Survivors include 2 sons, John Sanford Wright of Cincinnati and Thomas Bradford Wright of Blaine, 3 brothers, Jack Evans, Matthew Evans both of Midland, KY and Jim Evans of Slat Lick, KY; one sister, Mrs. Ozella Evans Roberts of Midland; and 5 grandchildren. Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals in Morehead was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1987

 

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ARRINGTON, Nora (Hale)
1924-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Hale Arrington, 63, route 1, Louisa, were conducted May 8 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ash cemetery. Mrs. Arrington was born Oct 5, 1924 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mattie Ash Hale. Surviving are her husband, Jakie Arrington and a brother, Douglas Hale of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

AUSTIN, Gusta (Lambert)
1908-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Gusta Lambert Austin, 78, of Louisa, were conducted May 11 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Austin died May 9, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Austin was born Nov 19, 1908, in Wayne county, WV, a daughter of the late Oscar and Lou Cyrus Lambert. Her husband, John Austin, died in 1983. She was a retired employee of the Louisa General Hospital and a member of the Lawrence county Senior Citizens, Eastern Star 292 and the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, the Rev. Clifford Austin of Prestonsburg and Calvin D. Austin of Barboursville, WV; 4 daughters: Mrs. Juanita Wheeler, Louisa, Mrs. Gypsy Christian, Columbus, Mrs. Elberta Matthews, Georgetown, KY, Mrs. Marie Crawford, Catlettsburg, KY;  2 sisters: Mrs. Bonnie Mackie, Whittier, CA; and Mrs. Gloria Dickey, East Liverpool, OH; 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

BOWENS, Roy
1910-1987
Funeral services for Roy Bowens, 76, Fort Gay, were conducted May 11 at the Webb Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Bowens died May 8 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bowens was born Oct 25, 1910 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Bob and Belle Johnson Bowens. He was a retired N & W railroad employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Fowler Bowens; 2 daughters, Mrs. Judy Ann Lohr of Frazeysburg, OH, and Louverne Evans of Columbus, a son, Billy Eugene Bowens of Crum, WV, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie Evans of Fort Gay and Mrs. Lucille Bowens of Huntington; 4 stepsons, Ray Copley of Crum, Claude Copley of Louisa, Frank Copley of Newton, AL and Lawrence Copley, Jr. of Crum, 40 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

BOYD, Pauline
1934-1987
Funeral services for Miss Pauline Boyd, 53, route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 1 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery. Miss Boyd died Apr 29 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Miss Boyd was born Mar 4, 1934 at Richardson, a daughter of Mrs. Janie Boyd of Louisa and the late Arch Boyd. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Big  Sandy News, May 6, 1987

BROOKS, Byrd
1922-1987
Funeral services for Byrd Brooks, of R. W. Villa, Louisa, past commander of Veterans of Foreign War Post 6103, were conducted May 5 in Buchanan chapel by Rev. Jeff Lambert with burial in Buchanan Cemetery. He died May 2 at the residence. Mr. Brooks was born Sep 16 1922 in Logan Co., WV, a son of the late William Bascom and Loretta Plumley Brooks. He was a disabled World War II veteran of V. F. W., lifelong member of
D.A.V. and member of the American Legion and a leading fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial Monument in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hicks Brooks; a son, William Ray Brooks of Catlettsburg; 2 daughters, Doris Jean Brooks Smith and Joyce Ann Brooks Castle, both of Louisa, 2 sisters, Helen Hardin of Louisa and Gail Holland of Huntington; 5 brothers, Alfred Brooks of Man, WV, Raymond Brooks of Orlando, FL, Charles Brooks of Seattle, WV, Rubel Brooks of Chesapeake, OH, and August Brooks of Huntington and 2 grandchildren Erin Rae and Brandy Lee Brooks of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

BURCHETTE, George Vinson
1907-1987
Graveside rites for George V. Burchette, 79, Los Angeles, CA, were conducted May 2, 1987, in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Dan Armstrong. Mr. Burchette died of leukemia Apr 27 in Los Angeles. Mr. Burchette was born Sep 1, 1907, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas Hartwell and Maggie Elizabeth Cooper Burchette. He was educated in Lawrence County and West Virginia schools and graduated from Western KY Teachers College, Bowling Green, KY in 1932. Mr. Burchette first taught in Lawrence County schools, then in various California schools and was a retired teacher. He then enjoyed a career at Warner Brothers Studio in Los Angeles.. Mr. Burchette received many honors during his lifetime and was highly esteemed for his beautiful poetry, included in many Kentucky and California publications. He was active in many writing and music clubs. He was a member of the Wiltshire Blvd. Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Surviving are his brother Olive Thomas Burchette of Oxnard, CA and many nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

CANTRELL, Reathia (York)
1929-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Reathia Cantrell, 57, Perry, OH, were conducted May 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac with burial in York Cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died Apr 28 in Perry. Mrs. Cantrell was born Jul 31, 1929 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Maggie Vance York. Surviving are her husband, Alex Cantrell; 5 sons, Donald Cantrell and William Cantrell, both of Perry, Gary Cantrell of Thompson, OH, Jerry Cantrell of Akron, OH, and Terry Cantrell of Germany; a daughter, Jennifer Morris of Perry; 7 brothers, Jim Cantrell, Bill York, both of Monroe, MI, Robert York, Taylor York and Larry York, all of Louisa, Herman York of Geneva, OH, and Steve York of Oberlin, OH; 4 sisters, Fredia Rittenberry of Perry, Blanchia Allen and Marlene Caudill, both of Louisa, and betty Pavlosvski of Chesterfield, OH and 20 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

COLLINS, Frances (Copley)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Collins, 81, of Ashland will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Collins died May 17 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. She was born Sep 23, 1905 in Wayne county, WV, daughter of the late Jay W. and Dora Salisbury Copley. Her husband, Alex Collins, died in 1967. Survivors include one sister, Alberta Copley of Ashland, 2 brothers, W. L. Copley of Louisa and James H. Copley of Ashland, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1987

COMBS, Martha (Church)
1919-1987
Funeral services for Rush native Martha Church Elder Combs, 67, Leburn, KY, were conducted May 26 in Bolts Fork Old Regular Church by Elders Coy Combs, Burton Ratliff and J. C. Sparks. Burial was in Smith family cemetery. Mrs. Combs died Apr 24 in Knott County Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct 19, 1919, at Rush, in Boyd County. The daughter of the late John and Clara McDowell Church. She lived her childhood in the Fallsburg area and was first married to Ward Elder of Georgetown, KY and lived there for 35 years. Several years after his death she was married to Kell Combs of Leburn. Mrs. Combs was a member of the New Home Old Regular Baptist Church and is survived by her husband, Kell Combs; 2 brothers, Richard Church of Soft Shell, KY and Bill Church of Lima, OH. A brother Ray was lost in the Korean War; 2 sisters, Opal Smith and Mabel Smith of Leburn; 5 stepsons, Edwin Combs of Pinetop, KY, Walter Combs of Leburn, Franch, Ray Combs and Robert Combs of Ohio; 3 stepdaughters, Shirley Louise at home, Edith Mae Sheek of Pennsylvania and Judy Faye Henson of Arizona, a host of nieces and nephews and step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

CORDLE, Monore
1906-1987
Funeral services for Monroe Cordle, 80, route 1, Louisa, were conducted May 8 in Brushy Fork United Methodist Church by Joseph Cantrell, Charlie Arrington and Jessie E. Cordle, elders with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died May 4. Mr. Cordle was born May 22, 1906, at Cordell, a son of the late Winfred and Mary Jane Adams Cordle. His wife, Cynthia Ross Cordle, died in 1984. He was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 at Blaine and the United Baptist church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Zella Carter of West Jefferson, OH, Ella J. Cook, and Ruby Eileen Price, both of Louisa, Neva Marie Mullins of Galena, OH, and Rosemary DeVillers of Columbus, OH, 4 sons, Ernest Cordle of Sunbury, OH, Charles Russell Cordle of Alexandria, VA, Bertell Cordle of Columbus, and Ronald J. Cordle of Blaine, 2 brothers, Sam Cordle and Minyard "Pal" Cordle, both of Ashland, 27 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

DALTON, Pearl
1925-1987
Funeral services for Pearl Dalton, 61, route 5, Louisa, were conducted May 25 in Smith Chapel Church by Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dalton died May 22 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Dalton was born Jun 4, 1925 in Chatteroy, WV, a son of the late Thomas and Effie Fowler Dalton. He was a retired welder with Buckeye Steel in Columbus, OH and a World War II veteran. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Prince and Mrs. Della Lambert, both of Louisa and a brother, Willard Dalton of Pickaway, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

DENT, Eddie Dean
1951-1987
Funeral services for Eddie Dean Dent, 36, of 5385 Centerville, Road, Prichard, WV, were conducted May 23 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne, WV. Mr. Dent died May 20 from injuries in an automobile accident. He was born May 12, 1951 at Elgood, WV, son of Harry Dent and the late Polly Comer Dent. Surviving in addition to his father is his wife, Sharon Sue Dent; 2 daughters, Laura and Deann Dent and 2 sons, Jason and Eddie Albert Dent, all at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Anne Thomas of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Rose Niday of Fincastle, VA, Mrs. Nancy Jane Rucker of Goodview, VA and Mrs. Billie Bellomy of Prichard, 2 brothers, Ralph William Dent of Fort Gay and Harry Lee Dent of Frankfort, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

EVANS, Homer
1908-1987
Funeral services for Homer Evans, 78, Martha, were conducted May 7 in Paint Valley Church with burial in Skaggstown Cemetery at Flat Gap. Rev. Evans died May 5 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. The Rev. Mr. Evans was born Apr 3, 1908 in Johnson County, a son of the late Delone and Risa Kelly Evans. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Ferguson Evans and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

FERGUSON, Ray
1917-1987
Funeral services for Ray Ferguson, 69, route 3, Louisa, were conducted May 24 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Ottis L. Greer with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died May 21 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Ferguson was born Aug 3, 1917, at Keaton, a son of Mrs. Goldie Ward Ferguson of Louisa and the late Foster Ferguson. He was a retired merchant and a World War II veteran. He was member of American Legion Post 89 at Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Blankenship Ferguson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Janet Richards and Mrs. Linda Burke, both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jarrell Ball of Maryville, TN and Mrs. Landon Maynard of Chambler, GA; a brother, Harold Ferguson of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

HAYES, Kenneth
Funeral services for Kenneth Hayes, Zanesville, OH were conducted Sunday with burial there. He died Friday. Mr. Hayes was the son of the late Jay and Nellie McDonald Hayes of Washington, D. C. and grandson of C. C. Hayes of Mattie. Survivors are wife, Manner Wellman Hayes of Zanesville; a sister, Barbara Hayes Pemeer of Columbus, a brother, Keith Hayes of Zanesville, OH. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1987
In an obit as to the death of Kenneth Hayes of Zanesville, there were some errors as to survivors. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Banner Swetnam Hayes of Zanesville, a sister, Barbara Termeer of Columbus and a brother, Keith Hayes of Zanesville. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1987

HUNTER, Cora (Curnutte)
1901-1987
Funeral services for Cora Hunter, 85, of Louisa, will be conducted Friday May 8 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hunter died May 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Dec 2, 1901, in Irad, KY, daughter of the late Dave and Sue Adams Curnutte. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Lonnie F. Hunter, preceded her in death in 1972. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Hazel C. Burton of Millersport, OH, Mrs. Madge C. McGuire of Grove City, OH and Mrs. Lorna C. Lyon of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987 and May 13, 1987

KING, Brigadier General Theodore T.
Funeral services for Brig. Gen. U.S.A. retired Theodore T. King, 85, Columbus, father in law of former Louisa resident, Mark H. Lackey of Circleville, were conducted Apr 29 in Circleville with burial in Glen Rest Section of Forest Cemetery. General King, formerly of Hot Springs, Ark., died Apr 26. Survivors include his wife, Anna M. King, of Columbus, son, Theodore King, Jr. of Sand Diego, CA, daughters, Mrs. Marcus Lackey of Circleville and Mrs. Glenda Churchill of Atlanta, GA, 5 grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Cleo Williams of Arkansas. He retired after 33 years of military service. Distinguished in the Battle of the Bulge with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, his last appointment was Chief of Staff at Ft. Hood, TX. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

KISE, Robert R. III
1960-1987
Funeral services for Robert R. (Bobby) Kise, III, 26, route 1, Louisa were conducted Apr 30 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Frank Osburg. Burial was in the Kise family cemetery. Mr. Kise died Apr 27 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness. Mr. Kise was born Jul 26, 1960 at Charleston, SC, a son of Robert Kise, Jr. and Cornelia (Muffy) Smith Kise of Louisa. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Louisa Bass Club and was assistant coach at Sheldon Clark High School. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Tammy Porter Kise, a daughter, Sara Kise at home, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cathi Blair of London and, Mrs. Lisa Roberts of Fallsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

KITCHEN, Walter
1916-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Walter Kitchen, 70, Findlay, OH, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 13 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Kitchen died May 7 in Findlay. Mr. Kitchen was born Aug 27, 1916 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Wert and Mary Browning Kitchen. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Oakley Mack of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Jimmie Webb of Louisa, a brother, Kenneth Kitchen of Hopewell, VA and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

LAMBERT, Mildred (Rife)
1939-1987
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Mrs. Mildred J. Lambert, 47, Mansfield, OH, were conducted May 22 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Willard Robinson. Burial was in Lambert family cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Lambert died May 18 in Mansfield General Hospital. Mrs. Lambert was born Sep 4, 1939 at Aflex, a daughter of Mrs. Billie Runyons rife of Alfex and the late Wilford Rife. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, William H. Lambert, a daughter, Brenda Lambert, at home; 2 sons, Timothy Lambert of Mansfield and Kevin Lambert, at home; a sister, Joyce Mullins of Kermit, WV, a brother, Jackie Rife of South Williamson, WV and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27,1987

PETERS, Charles Ashby
Funeral services for Charles Ashby Peters, 91, of Flemingsburg, KY were conducted May 19 in the Denton Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harley Johnson and the Rev. Donald Guth. He died May 16 in Fleming County Hospital. He was a member of the Flemingsburg United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer. He is survived by a son, William T. (Pete) Peters of Louisa; 4 grandchildren, William T. Peters, Jr., Louisville, Charles Henry Peters, of South Shore, Beth Bradley and William Lee Peters, of Louisa and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

RICE, Marvin
1922-1987
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Marvin Rice, 64, Huntington were conducted May 23 in Beard Mortuary by Dr. Lawton Searcy. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Barboursville. Mr. Rice died May 20 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Rice was born Aug 25, 1922 at West Van Lear, a son of the late Oscar and Prudence Rice. He was a retired marketing representative of Smith Transfer Co., and a member of the American Legion Post 16, the KYOWVA Traffic Club, Delta Nu Fraternity, and a Kentucky colonel. He was a World War II Air Force veteran, having served as a pilot in the 15th Air Force, 4061st Bomber Group in the 764th Squadron. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine L. Rice; a sister, Mrs. Edna Earle Mays of Louisa; a brother, Judge Edwin D. Rice of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

RYLAND, Thelma (Fraley)
1912-1987
Fort Gay--A 75 year old Fort Gay area woman was crushed to death when a coal truck mangled her automobile Friday evening at the intersection of WV 37 and US 52. Killed was Mrs. Thelma Ryland of route 1, Fort Gay, driver of the vehicle eastbound on WV 37. According to Deputy Sheriff Allen Keesee the incident occurred at 7:55 p.m., Mrs. Ryland pulled out in front of a coal truck headed south on US 52 by Larry Pridemore, 41, Chapmansville. The coal truck struck Mrs. Ryland's vehicle on the passenger side, turned it 90 degrees and smashed it into a guardrail, Deputy Keesee said. the impact caused Pridemore's truck to veer right and travel more than 300 years, he added. The truck is owned by Marcum Trucking Co. of Mount Gay, Keesee said. Mrs. Ryland was trapped in her vehicle for more than an hour before Fort Gay volunteer firefighters removed her with the "jaws of live" rescue tool, Deputy Allen Keesee said. Mrs. Ryland died at Humana Hospital-Louisa.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Ryland, 75, Fort Gay, were conducted May 11 at the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Hayton and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ryland died May 8 in an auto accident. Mrs. Ryland was born Jan 1, 1912, in Adams, a daughter of the late James Kelley and Rhoda Payne Fraley. Her husband, Joseph K. Ryland, died in 1981. She was a floral designer. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Cyrus of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Syd Ryland of Louisa and Gibson Ryland of Grayson, a sister, Edna Leverett of Louisa, 2 brothers, John Ivo Fraley and James Ernie Fraley, both of Adams, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

SLONE, Arvie
1912-1987
Funeral services for Arvie Slone, 75, Blaine, were conducted May 9 in Elizabeth Jarrell Church with burial in Boggs Cemetery. Mr. Slone died May 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Slone was born Mar 1, 1912 in Johnson County, son of the late Baxter and Nannie Rose Slone. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eslie Ferguson Castle Slone; 3 daughters, Delores Rose of Flat Gap, Sue Smith of Redbush and Phyllis Sparks of New Baltimore, MI; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1987

SPENCER, Lewis
1908-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lewis Spencer, 79, of Granville, OH were conducted May 23 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Lee Robinette. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Spencer, formerly of Louisa, died May 19 in Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Mr. Spencer was born May 9, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Elias and India Laney Spencer. His wife, Walda Jordan Spencer, died in 1982. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are 3 daughters, Athelene Sinkus of South Windsor, CT, Deloris Henneke of Columbus and Carol Kimbrough of Candler, NC, 2 sons, Schmidt Spencer of Mohawk, WV and Junior Spencer of Granville; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

THOMPSON, Bradley, Jr.
1957-1987
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Bradley Thompson, Jr. 29, of Ashville, OH, were conducted May 21 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Thompson died May 18 in Creston, OH from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 29, 1957 in Louisa, a son of Bradley Thompson, Sr. and Mildred Fraley Thompson of Ashville. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are 5 sisters, Mrs. Dixie Burchett of Creston, Mrs. Cathy Ramey of Texas, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Debbie Patrick of Ashland and Miss Diane Thompson of Ashville and 2 brothers, Robert Thompson and Ralph Thompson both of Ashville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

VANHOOSE, Elizabeth (Thompson)
1908-1987
Funeral services for Elizabeth VanHoose, 79, of route 1, Louisa, were to be conducted today May 27, at 2 in the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Dean Burchett and Rev. Chuck Slone. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. VanHoose died May 25 at home. She was born Mar 1, 1908 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George and Ida Robinett Thompson. She was a charter member of the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy VanHoose died in 1986. Survivors include one son, George William VanHoose and one daughter, Mrs. Pearlene Bartlett both of route 1, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Boyd of North Liverbury, OH; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1987

VAN METER, Carrie (Seagraves)
1924-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Carrie VanMeter, 62, of Fairborn, OH, were conducted Apr 4 in Fairborn with burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Tipp City, OH. Mrs. Van Meter died Apr 2 in the Retreat in Trotwood following an extended illness. She was born Apr 12, 1924 in Louisa, daughter of Oscar and Annabelle (Kitchen) Seagraves. She worked as a Red Cross volunteer at WPAFB. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl A. Hackathorne of Englewood; 2 sisters, Mary Wellman of Louisa and Virginia McCoy of Columbus; 1 grandson, Jim Reid and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey L. and a sister, Margaret. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1987

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JUNE

ARMSTRONG, Ernest
1922-1987
Funeral services for Ernest Elwood (Slug) Armstrong, 65, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jun 23 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. James Mayhew and Bill Spears. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Armstrong died Jun 21 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Armstrong was born Feb 23, 1922 at Catlettsburg, a son of the late Charles and Marie Bartrum Armstrong. He was a retired employee of General Motors Corp. of Dayton, OH and a member of Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Ward at Kenova, WV. Surviving are 4 sons, Ernest Elwood Armstrong, Jr. of Cleveland, Thomas Armstrong, James Armstrong and Timothy Armstrong, all of Dayton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Fannin of Louisa, Mrs. Jean Stevens of Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Roma Sue Morrison of Canton, OH; 2 brothers, Frank Armstrong of Miamisburg, OH and Charles Armstrong of Memphis, TN; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1987

BOYD, Janie (Boyd)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Boyd, 81, Louisa, were conducted Jun 5 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd died Jun 2 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Boyd was born Nov 2, 1905 at Richardson, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Kate Mills Boyd. Her husband, Arch Boyd, died in 1962. Surviving is a sister, Lenie Myrtle Brown of Portsmouth, OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10,1987

BURCHETT, Lee
1915-1987
Funeral services for Lee Burchett, 71, Louisa, were conducted Jun 5 in Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Paul Cox. Burial was in the Burchett family cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Jun 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Burchett was born Jul 28, 1915, at Yatesville, a son of the late George and Cynthia Christian Burchett. Surviving are his wife, Violet Hylton Burchett, 5 daughters, Mrs. Edna Webb, Mrs. Mary Fannin, Miss Joyce Burchett, all of Louisa, Mrs. Cynthia Horn, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Lorene Hackney, route 1, Louisa; 4 sons: Leroy Burchett, Eddie Burchett, Arnold Burchett, all of Louisa, Odis Burchett, Catlettsburg,; a sister: Lucille Burchett, Louisa; a brother: Oakie Burchett, Louisa; 13 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10,1987

CASTLE, Emily (Workman)
1913-1987
Graveside services for Mrs. Emily W. Castle, 73, Louisa, were conducted Jun 9 in Wellman Cemetery by Rev. Max Fetherall. Mrs. Castle died Jun 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Castle was born Jul 4, 1913 in Louisa, a daughter of the late J. S. and Jane Artrip Workman. Surviving are her husband, Darvin Castle; 2 sons, Darvin Castle, Jr. of Louisa and David S. Castle of Beaumont, TX, a brother, Jay Workman of West Virginia; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1987

CASTLE, Marie (Pack)
1918-1987
Funeral services for Ulysses native Marie Castle, 69, Springfield, OH were conducted Jun 9 in Maiden Lane Church of God by Rev. Ralph Hatch. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mrs. Castle died Jun 6 in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Aug 10, 1918 in Ulysses, daughter of the late Olena and Virgie Borders Pack. Survivors include her husband, Collie M. Castle; 5 sons, Jerald Castle, Logan Castle and Charles Castle, all of Dayton, OH, David Castle and Colin Castle, both of Springfield, one brother, Arnold Ray Pack of Columbus; half sister, Ina Davis Castle of Charley, KY; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 10,1987

CRABTREE, George
1907-1987
Funeral services for George Crabtree, 80, Ashland, were conducted Jun 20 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Willard Nicely and Rev. Phil Richardson. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Crabtree died Jun 18 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Crabtree was born Feb 22, 1907 in Catlettsburg, a son of the late Hiram and Carrie Workman Crabtree. He was a retired Midland Grocery Co. employee, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louella Butler Crabtree; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jerry King of Orange, CA and Mrs. Norman Grennan of Moundsville, WV; 2 step daughters, Miss Betty Butler of Lexington and Mrs. Janet Thompson of Louisa; 2 stepsons, Harold Butler of Frankfort and Sam Butler of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Nada Andrews of Ashland, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1987

DANIELS, Mariah Susan (Cox)
1900-1987
Funeral services for Mariah Susan Cox Daniels, 87, of Chapmansville, WV, formerly of Louisa, will be conducted today, Jun 24 at the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church at Logan by the Rev. Roy McVey and Rev. Lacy Cox, Jr., Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Daniels died Jun 21 at Logan. She was born Apr 13, 1900, at Louisa, daughter of the late Bennett and Rebecca Shannon Cox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Daniels and one son, Robert Daniels. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist church at Logan, WV. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Canterbury of Chapmansville, WV with whom she resided; one sister, Frances Gibson of Louisa, 2 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Evans Funeral Home, Chapmansville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1987

DANIELS, Robert
1959-1987
Funeral services for Robert Daniels, 28, Louisa, were conducted Jun 7 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Edgar N. Kelly with burial in Coburn Cemetery. Mr. Daniels died Jun 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Daniels was born Oct 9, 1959 in Columbus, OH the son of Lon and Mary Daniels of Louisa. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are 4 brothers, Earl Ray Daniels, Ronnie Dale Daniels, Ralph Daniels and David Daniels, all of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1987

EATON, Clara (Thompson)
1914-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native, Mrs. Clara (Edith) Eaton, 72, Ashland, were conducted Jun 1 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Eaton died May 29 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Eaton was born Dec 2, 1914 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Horace G. and Zilpha Perkins Thompson. Her husband, Charles Clifford Eaton died in 1955. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Shirley Bowling of Westwood and Mrs. Susan Brannon of Ashland; 2 sons, Charles T. Eaton of Denver, CO and Robert E. Eaton of Catlettsburg; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cope, Mrs. Ethel Perry and Mrs. Vivian Eaton all of Ashland and Mrs. Edena Bowen of West Jordan, UT; 3 brothers, Woodrow Thompson of Ashland, Harry Thompson of Augusta, GA and David Thompson of Denver and a half brother, Morton Kitchen of Huntington, WV; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1987

LOWE, Bessie (Scarberry)
1903-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Lowe, 84, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jun 16 in Isaac Park Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Lowe family cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Lowe died Jun 13 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Lowe was born Mar 11, 1903 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Robert and Missouri Scarberry. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Geneva Holbrook, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Irene Mills, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Bertha Warner, Versailles, KY, Mrs. Clista Stoker, Buford, GA; 4 sons: Sherman Lowe, Versailles, Herman Lowe, Martha, KY, James Lowe, Memphis, TN, Lloyd Ray Lowe, route 1, Louisa, 36 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1987

LYONS, George
1905-1987
Funeral services for George Lyons, 82, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jun 22 in Charley Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. John I. Fraley. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Lyons died Jun 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Lyons was born Apr 15, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry David and Cilia Conley Lyons. He was a farmer and timberman. His wife, Nolda Edward Lyons, preceded him in death in Feb 1987. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Lora Abshire, Hazel Park, MI, Mrs. Marie Church, Berlin Heights, OH, Flossie Bryant, Louisa; 4 sons: Arthur Lyons, Everett Lyons, Charley Lyons and Oakley Lyons all of route 1, Louisa; 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1987

MATYS, Mary (See)
1916-1987
Graveside services for Louisa native Mary Matys, 70, Ashland were conducted Jun 13 in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Harve Johnson. She died Jun 12 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec 29, 1916 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Grover C. and Della Childers See. She was a retired employee of Broughton Dairy in Lexington and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Georgene See Case of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1987

MCCOY, Howard
1912-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Howard McCoy, 75, Richmond, MO, were conducted in Richmond with burial there. Mr. McCoy died Apr 17 in a Kansas City, MO hospital. Mr. McCoy was born Apr 12, 1912 in Lawrence County. He was a welder and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie McCoy, a daughter, 2 sisters, Irene Sparks and Laura Welch, both of Ashland, a brother, John McCoy of South Point, OH and a grandson. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1987

PICKRELL, Ruth (Boggs)
1919-1987
Graveside services for Blaine native Ruth Pickrell, 68, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jun 11 in East Ashland Memorial Gardens by Rev. Tommy Terry. Mrs. Pickrell died Jun 8 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Pickrell was born Apr 6, 1919, at Blaine, a daughter of the late H. H. and Cora Boggs. Her husband, Bill Pickrell, died in 1981. She was a member of Kenova Park Circle Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Don H. Sparks of Wallace, SC, a daughter, Mrs. Dee (Pearl) Carpenter of Coal Grove, OH, 3 brothers, Delbert Boggs of Blaine, Russell Boggs of Elkhorn City, and Beecher Boggs of Pueblo, CA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Audie Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. Sylvia Kelley of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Leona Baker of Burnsville, WV; 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1987

SPILLMAN, Dorothy Lee (Moore)
1932-1987
Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Spillman, 55, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Jun 4 at 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by ministers, Gallie Isaac and James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Spillman Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Spillman died Jun 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born May 26, 1932 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Rollen and Georgia Peterman Moore. Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Spillman, 6 daughters, Mrs. Kathy Scott, Mrs. Alma Lois Daniels, and Mrs. Paula Jean Collins, all of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Ann Mullins of Dunlow, WV, Mrs. Effie Jay Marcum of route 2, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Doretha Mae Spillman at home; 2 sons, Lonnie Rollen Spillman, and Edward Arthur Spillman, both at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frances Kirk of  route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Rebecca Wicker of Greenup and Mrs. Loula O'Brian of Columbus; 3 brothers, Roy B. Moore of Springfield, OH, Okey Moore of Columbus and John Martin Moore of Catlettsburg; 18 grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1987

THOMPSON, Mont
1910-1987
Funeral services for Mont Thompson, 77, of Glenhayes, WV, were conducted Jun 14 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Glenhayes. Mr. Thompson died Jun 12 at Glenhayes, WV. He was born Mar 10, 1910 at Radnor, WV, son of the late Enos and Margaret Dulley Thompson. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Louise Maynard Thompson died in 1957. Survivors include 7 daughters, Mrs. Polly Jean Fannin, Mrs. Maggie Lee Jackson, and Ms. Dixie Racine Thompson, all of Louisa, Mrs. Linda Carol Sluss of Nevada, OH, Mrs. Joann Elkins of Huntington, Mrs. Dorothy dawn Meredith of Fort Gay and Mrs. Beverly Felts of Glenhayes; 2 sons, John Mont Thompson of Glenhayes and Clifford Ronald Thompson of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Goldie Parson of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Bertha Williamson of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Mildred Thompson of Radnor, WV; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17,1987

WHEELER, Malta (Bayes)
1894-1987
Funeral services for Malta Wheeler, 92, of Blaine, were to be conducted today, Jun 10 at 2 in Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine, by Elders Burnso Wheeler and Jessie E. Cordle. Burial will be in Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Wheeler died Jun 8 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Sep 16, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late M. F. and Jane Lemaster Bayes. Her husband, Leo Wheeler preceded her in death. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Arrington and Mrs. Nora Wells both of Blaine, Mrs. Banner Weis, of Ashland; a stepdaughter: Mrs. Irene Bradley, Ashland, a stepson: Morton Wheeler, Ashland; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1987

YOUNG, Mae (Caldwell)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Young, 81, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jun 21 in Waterson Church at Webbville by Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery. Mrs. Young died Jun 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Young was born Apr 4, 1906 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Noah and Liney Elswick Caldwell. Surviving are her husband, John R. Young, 3 daughters, Mrs. Lena Huffman of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ruby Pierce of Lancaster, OH, and Mrs. Nellie Wood of Sabina, OH, 5 sons, Elwood Young, Herman Young, and Paul Young, all of Webbville, Charles Young of Morehead and Ora Young of Columbus; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1987

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JULY

AKERS, James
1903-1987
Funeral services for James Akers, Jr., 83, 103 Maple St., Louisa were conducted June 25 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Otis Greer. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Akers, died June 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Akers was born September 23, 1903 at Richardson, a son of the late James William Akers and Rilda Preston Akers. He was a 50 years member of Stone Masonic Lodge 890 and a retired Norfolk and Western Railway employee, farmer and coal operator. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Hayes Akers; two sons, James Scott Akers of Frankfort and Larry B. Akers of Helena, MT; three sisters, Mary Jane Brown of Prestonsburg, and Jewell Elbee and Sallie Hill, both of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1987

ALLEY, Emma (Blankenship)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Emma Blankenship Alley, 85, of Ashland, will be conducted Thursday Jul 9 at 10 by Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Alley died Jul 6 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. She was born Jan 18, 1902 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Daniel W. and Ella Justice Blankenship. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Alley, Jr., in 1985. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland, a 50-year member of Eastern Star in Williamson, WV, Past Grand Matron of Rebekah Grand Lodge in West Virginia, a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and Homemakers Club. Surviving is a sister Frances Callahan of Lexington, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1987

BAILEY, Fayetta (Moore)
1938-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Fayetta Bailey, 49, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Saturday at the Bear Creek Church of God by the Rev. David McGranhan and the Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in the Bailey family cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Bailey died Wednesday Jul 15 in St. Mary's Hospital, following a long illness. Mrs. Bailey was born Apr 21, 1938, in Wayland, WV, a daughter of Mrs. Angeline Moore of Louisa and the late James Willie Moore. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Willard C. Bailey; 3 daughters: Mrs. Annetta Key Preston, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Rita Marie Carr, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Angela Ruth Stapleton, Columbus, OH; 2 sons: Marvin Curtis Bailey, Columbus, Willard Christopher Bailey, Lucasville, OH; 2 sisters: ;Mrs. June Marie Collins, San Marcus, TX, Mrs. Edna Mae Compton, route 1, Louisa; 3 brothers: Arville Moore, Madison, WV, James V. Moore, Lowmansville, KY, Billy Eugene Moore, Plattsbury, NY; 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1987

BOGGS, Ruth (Conley)
1926-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Ruth Boggs, 62, Sandy Hook, were conducted Jul 15 in Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home by ministers Linville Barker and Lige Smith. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Boggs died Jul 12 from injuries received in an auto accident. Mrs. Boggs was born Jan 27, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Will and Peggy Lester Conley. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Boggs, 3 sons, L. C. Boggs of Donalsville, GA, Rodney Boggs of Courtland, OH and Randy Boggs of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Wanda Lee Sparkman and Laura Duty, both of Columbus; 3 brothers, Mark Conley of Lewisburg, OH, Luther Conley of Columbus and Darrell Conley of Ohio; 2 sisters, Laura Hayes of Minford, OH and Opal Salyers of Lewisburg and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1987

BRYAN, Charles
1900-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Charles Bryan, 87, Ashland, were conducted Jul 26 in Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Bryan died Jul 25 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Bryan was born Mar 28, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jerry and Anna McGown Bryan. His first wife, Ellabert Bryan, died in 1971. He was a retired Armco, Inc. employee with 42 years of service and a member of the Ashland Holiness Tabernacle. Surviving are his wife, Addie Johnson Bryan, 2 sons, Charles E. Bryan of Bellefonte and Paul Bryan of Ashland, 2 daughters, Roberta Brown of Holiday, FL and Ann Hale of Los Angeles, CA; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 29,1987

CORDLE, Robin (Cook)
1969-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Robin Lee Cordle, 18, Enfield, CT, were conducted Jul 6 in Mary United Baptist Church by Flem Arrowood and Ernest Jenkins, elders. Burial was in the Mary Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cordle died Jul 2 in a Hartford hospital. Mrs. Cordle was born Jan 20, 1969, at Louisa, a daughter of Robert and Sue James Cook of Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Ronnie Cordle; a daughter, Amanda Lee Cordle at home; 2 sisters: Patty Cook and Diane Cook both at home, a brother: Robert Cook at home; paternal grandparents: Ollie Cook and Maude Cook both of route 1, Louisa; maternal grandparents: Amon James and Edna James both of Milo, KY; great grandparents: Callihan Cook and Gertie Cook both of route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1987

DANIELS, Kenneth
1911-1987
Funeral services for Kenneth Daniels, 76, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jul 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Daniels-Holbrook Cemetery. Mr. Daniels died Jul 5 at home. Mr. Daniels was born Feb 15, 1911 in Magoffin County, a son of the late Rev. Jimmie and Mary Ann Smith Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Daniels; a daughter: Carol June Daniels at home, a son: Ray Daniels, Fort Smith, Ark., 2 sisters: Cora Shunkwiler, Dayton, OH, Hala Pack, Eaton, OH; a brother: Edison Daniels, Westchester, OH; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1987

DEAN, Clyde
1913-1987
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Clyde Dean, 73, Dickson, TN, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jul 8 in Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay. Burial will be in Dean Cemetery. Mr. Dean died Jul 5 in Good Lark Medical Center in Dickson. He was born Dec 28, 1913 in Fort Gay, son of the late Benton Dean and Eliza Travis Dean. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Dean. Survivors are a daughter, Barbara Jewell Williamson of Dickson; a brother, Tug Dean of Florida; 5 grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jul 8,1 987

DHEEL, Joann (Childres)
1937-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Joann Childres Dheel, 50, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Friday, Jun 26 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Chuck Sloan and the Rev. Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in the Dheel family cemetery at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Dheel died Wednesday, Jun 24 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. She was a member of Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Meades Branch Women's Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Sam Dheel, 3 daughters: Jackie Dheel, Melissa Dheel and Jennifer Dheel all at home; Rita Hubbard, Chapman, KS, sister: Mrs. Janet Johnson, route 1, Louisa; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

ELSWICK, Earl
1896-1987
Last rites for prominent area farmer and longtime school board member Earl Elswick will be Wednesday afternoon Jul 15 in Ogle Cemetery at Buchanan. Funeral services for Mr. Elswick, 91, member of the Lawrence County Board of Education 26 years, were to be conducted at 2:30 in Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Mayhew. He died Jul 12 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Elswick was born Feb 4, 1896 at East Fork, a son of the late David Wise and Laura Q. Queen Elswick. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Garrett Chapel Church and the Greenhill Masonic Lodge 521 F & AM. He served for 20 years on the Lawrence County Soil Conservation Board and the Production Credit Board. He was also a former chairman of the Lawrence County Selective Service. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rozella Bellomy Elswick; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Conley of Catlettsburg and a sister, Mrs. Nora Higgins of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

HAYES, Farris
1912-1987
Funeral services for Farris Hayes, 74, Route 1, Louisa, were conducted June 30 in Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died June 28 at the residence. Mr. Hayes was born September 3, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Prisilla Moore Hayes. He was a retired state highway department employee and a member of Belles Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Nova Stambaugh Hayes; three daughters, Mrs. Edath Conley and Mrs. Ruby VanHoose, both of River, and Mrs. Roberta VanHoose of Louisa; four sons, James A. Hayes, Bert Hayes, and Earl Hayes, all of Louisa, and Fred Hayes of Smyrna, GA; a brother, L. B. Hayes of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Monnie Castle of Urbana, OH, and Mrs. Ollie Bryant and Mrs. Louella Adams, both of Louisa; 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 1, 1987

HESTER, Elmer, Jr.
1918-1987
Funeral services for Elmer Hester, Jr., 69, Louisa, were conducted Jul 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Mr. Hester died Jul 6. Mr. Hester was born Mar 17, 1918 in Johnson County, a son of the late Elmer and Harriet Crider Hester. He was a retired employee of Republic Steel Co., a Shriner and a member of Greenhill Masonic Lodge No. 521 F & AM and the Order of Eastern Star 119 in Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Eileen Lambert Hester; two sons, James Elmer Hester, of Kenova, WV and Paul Donald Hester of Alabama; and one daughter, Diana Lucille Preston; of Villa Hill; two brothers, Donald G. Hester of Elkhorn City, an Conrad D. Hester of Clarksville, TN; and three sisters, Elanor Porter of Idaville, PA, Dorothy Horner of Hurricane, WV, and Maxine Morawski of Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

HUNEYCUTT, Leslie
1917-1987
Funeral services for Leslie Huneycutt, 69, Webbville, were conducted Jun 27 in Malone Funeral Home by ministers, David Boggs and Gary Sparks. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery. Mr. Huneycutt died Jun 25 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Huneycutt was born Aug 20, 1917 at Webbville, a son of the late Corbin and Talva Thompson Huneycutt. Surviving are 4 sisters, Maxine Evans of Raceland, Verna Huneycutt of Webbville, Irene Bayes of Flatwoods and Claudine Huneycutt of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

ISON, Archie P.
1932-1987
Funeral services for Blaine native Archie P. Ison, 55, Baltimore, MD, were conducted Jul 19 in Canes Creek Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the Ison family cemetery. Mr. Ison died Jul 15 in Baltimore. Mr. Ison was born May 20, 1932, at Blaine, a son of the late Cecil and Maude Ratliff Ison. He was an employee of C & T Construction Co. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Schirtzinger of Columbus, OH; 2 sons; Paul Ison of Columbus and David Ison, of Blaine; 3 sisters: Gladys Hale, of Columbus, Juanita Williams, Blaine and Peggy Jewel, Baltimore, MD: 3 brothers: Arbie Ison, Reynoldsburg, OH, Ronald Ison, Florence, KY and Gary Ison, Whitehall, OH; 1 grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1987

JAMES, Darvin
1917-1987
Funeral services for Darvin W. James, 69, Louisa, were conducted Jul 21 at Mary Emily Church by Elders Flem Arrowood and Ernest Jenkins. Burial was in Spears family cemetery. Mr. James died Jul 18 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. James was born Aug 23, 1917 in German, a son of the late Garfield and Maudie Blackburn James. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways and a member of the Mary Emily Church. Surviving are his wife, Amy Roop James, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Johnson and Gracie Spears, both of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1987

JOHNSON, Charley
1912-1987
Funeral services for Charley Johnson, 74, route 2, Catlettsburg, will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Chaffin Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Johnson died Jul 13. He was born Nov 14, 1912, in Johnson County, son of the late Ed and Susanna Salyers Johnson. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ada Mae Wooten Johnson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carol Shortridge, route 2 Catlettsburg, Norma Bellomy, route 2, Catlettsburg, 4 sons, Charles Edward Johnson, Bobby Lynn Johnson, route 2, Catlettsburg, Billy Ray Johnson, Louisa and Johnny Johnson, Staffordsville, KY; 6 brothers, Bill Johnson and Jack Johnson, Catlettsburg, Bennie Johnson, Clyde Johnson, and Carl Johnson, Louisa, and Paul Ray Johnson, Adams, KY, one sister, Rosie Tucker, Parkersburg, WV; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

JONES, Albert
1921-1987
Graveside services for Albert Jones, 56, 308 E. Pike St., Louisa, were conducted Jul 21 at Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Jones died Jul 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Jones was born Feb 27, 1921 in Brownsville, PA, a son of the late Ira and Mabel Jones. He was a retired employee of White Motors in Pennsylvania. Surviving are his wife, Caroline Matovich Jones; a step daughter, Mrs. Violet Harter of Covington, GA; 4 step sons, Antonio Fernandes of California, PA, Eugene Fernandes of West Berlin, NJ, Joseph Fernandes of Atco, NJ, and Randolph Fernandes of Clementon, NJ; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gue of Brownsville; a brother, John E. Jones of Monaseno, PA and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1987

KIGER, Goldie (Sturgill)
1895-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Goldie Kiger, 92, Louisville, were conducted Jun 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Marcus Suttles. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Kiger died Jun 23 in Windsor Health Care Center. Mrs. Kiger was born Jun 25, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Jenny Pennington Sturgill. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Eloise Rucker of Louisa, Mrs. Evelyn Hammond of Williamsport, OH, Mrs. Emogene Lilly of Louisville; 2 sons, Ercel Kiger of Webbville and Franklin D. Kiger of Marysville, OH; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

LAND, Nancy D.
1903-1987
Funeral services for Nancy D. Land, 84, 308 S. Jefferson St., Louisa, will be conducted today July 15 at 11 in Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Ms. Land died Jul 12, following an extended illness. She was born Jan 6, 1903, in Louisa, daughter of the late William and Jane Vinson Land. She was a retired owner of Land Drug & Sundry Store and a member of Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include one brother Edward Land, Louisa; one niece Martha Jane Downing, Lubbock, TX; one nephew, William M. Kennedy, Louisa, 2 great nieces Mrs. Elizabeth Land Kitts, Fort Gay and Mrs. Karen Jane Humphreys of San Angelo, TX; 2 great nephews, Morris Kennedy and John C. Kennedy, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

MARCUM, Charles
1920-1987
Funeral services for Charles Marcum, 67, route 1, Prichard, were conducted Jun 30 in Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Jun 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Marcum was born Feb 13, 1920 at Kirk, WV, a son of the late Edward and Ida Browning Marcum. He was a retired sawmill owner, a World War II veteran and a member of Vinson Lodge 66 AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Velva Brewer Marcum; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lamina Sturgill of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Lahoma Aliff of Frankfort; 3 sons, Claude Marcum and Robert Marcum both of Fort Gay and Charles Marcum of Taylor, MI; 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

MARSHALL, Lillie (Hardy)
1909-1987
Funeral services for Blaine native Mrs. Lillie Marshall, 77, West Palm Beach, FL were to be conducted Wednesday Jul 8 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by minister Steve Owens. Burial will be in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mrs. Marshall died Jul 4 in West Palm Beach following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Marshall was born Aug 29, 1909, at Blaine, a daughter of the late James Smith and Rena Elizabeth Tilson Hardy. Her husband, Charles Orville Marshall died in 1978. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mary M. Potter of West Palm Beach, Izetta Jackson of Willard and Lida Cook of Springfield, OH; 3 sons, Charles Marshall and Leonard Marshall both of New Carlisle, OH, and Frank Marshall of West Palm Beach; 4 brothers, Estill Hardy of Grayson, James Hardy and Logan Hardy both of Calvert City and John Hardy of Columbus, OH and 2 sisters, Opal Sexton of Willard and Lida Blackburn of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1987

MCFARLAND, Shirlee (Perkins)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Shirlee Jo Perkins McFarland, Aberdeen, OH were conducted Jul 7 in Aberdeen United Methodist Church with burial in Charter Oaks Cemetery at Aberdeen. Mrs. McFarland died Jul 4 in Meadowview Regional Hospital at Maysville. Mrs. McFarland was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of Joe and KaRene York Perkins of Louisa. She was a former medical technician at Hayswood Hospital in Maysville. Surviving are her husband, Gene McFarland, a son, Joseph Patrick McFarland, at home, a daughter, Jayne McFarland at home; and a brother, Charles Jackson Perkins of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1987

MULLINS, Eva (Jarrells)
1920-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Eva Mullins, 67, Pataskala, OH were conducted Jun 27 in Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins died Jun 23 in Pataskala. Mrs. Mullins was born May 20, 1920 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Seymour and Orpha Jarrells. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Belva Jean Miller, Mrs. Jeannie McCown, and Mrs. Vickie Klausman all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Barbara S. Hewlett of Pataskala; 3 sons: Douglas R. Mullins of Pataskala, Larry Eugene Mullins and William Mullins both of Columbus; 2 sisters: Lucille Workman, Cleveland, OH and Nellie Ferguson, Huntington, WV; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

ROBERTS, Margie (Robinette)
1944-1987
Funeral services for choral director at Fort Gay High School Margie Roberts, 42, route 1, Fort Gay were conducted Jul 24 in Spruce Lick Baptist Church by Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Jul 21 in Wytheville Hospital, Wytheville, VA following a short illness. Mrs. Roberts was born Sep 4, 1944 in Louisa, a daughter of Henry and Ruth Robinette Wellman of Fort Gay. She was choral director at Fort Gay High School and was a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church, the Marshall University Chapter of the Delta Omicron Honorary Music Society and the ADK Honorary Teacher Society. Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Lee Roberts, a son, Antony Lee Roberts, at home, and a sister, Nora Jean Maynard of Forest Hill. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1987

SAUL, Kathleen (Estep)
1922-1987
Funeral services for Kathleen Saul, 65, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jul 26 in Cando Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Saul family cemetery. Mrs. Saul died Jul 23 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington following a long illness. Mrs. Saul was born Jan 17, 1922, in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Dove Spencer Estep. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No 202 at Blaine and the Louisa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are husband, Oliver C. Saul; 2 daughters: Mrs. Paulette Simpson, route 5, Louisa; Mrs. Christina Howard, route 1, Webbville, 3 sons: Danny Saul, route 1, Louisa, Richard Saul, Blaine, Ronnie Saul, route 3, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Sue Smith, Marietta, OH, a brother: Wilton Estep, Pataskala, OH; 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1987

SHORTRIDGE, Rebecca (Wright)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Rebecca Wright Shortridge, 81, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jul 14 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. Stephen Seaton. Burial was in Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Shortridge died Jul 11 in Abrams Family Care Home in Catlettsburg. Mrs. Shortridge was born Apr 6, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Carlina Justice Wright. Her husband, George William Shortridge, died in 1980. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Kentucky Homemakers, the Boyd County Senior Citizens and the First Church of God in Ashland. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Fritts of Ashland, 2 sons, Jim Shortridge of Ashland and David Shortridge of Arlington, TX; 2 brothers, Ted Wright of Ashland and George Wright of Denton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alka Estep of Pleasantville, OH and Mrs. Helen Hall of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

STURGILL, Charles
1913-1987
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Charles Sturgill, 73, Barberton, OH, were conducted in Ohio with burial there. He died May 11. He was born Aug 1, 1913 at Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Grovie Loar Sturgill. He was a World War II veteran, retired from the Norfolk and Western Railway Co. Surviving are his wife, Susan, and daughter, Dorothy Neitz of Norton, OH; 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Fred and James (Jim) of Box Springs, GA; 3 sisters, Louise Dudding of North Carolina, Ethel Roberts of Box Springs, and Florence (Faye) Mygdol of St. Petersburg, FL; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1987

THOMPSON, Ida Bell (Chaffin)
1900-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Bell Thompson, 87, of route 1, Webbville, were conducted Jul 28 in the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Don Boswell. Burial was in the Chaffin family cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Thompson died Jul 25 at Jo-Lin Health Care Center, Ironton, OH. Mrs. Thompson was born Jun 30, 1900, in Lawrence County, KY a daughter of the late Shade and Ethel Dalton Chaffin. Her husband, Chester D. Thompson, died in 1972. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles V. Adams of Ashland, and Mrs. C. E. Yeager of Huntington, WV; a son, Earl J. Thompson of Sunland, CA; a sister, Mrs. Mae Stewart of Webbville, 3 half sisters, Mrs. Pauline Brumfield and Mrs. Florene Chaffin both of Arizona, and Mrs. Elvia Burton of Florida; a half brother, Lloyd K. Chaffin of California and 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1987

WILBURN, Mary (Riggs)
1911-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mary Wilburn, 76, Grayson, were conducted Jul 11 in Malone Funeral Home with burial in Ison Cemetery. Mrs. Wilburn died Jul 9 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Wilburn was born Jun 20, 1911 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Margaret Skaggs Riggs. Her husband, Lymon Wilburn, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are 3 sons, James Wilburn, of Sandy Hook, Elwood Wilburn of Grayson and John Wilburn of Springfield, TN; 2 daughters, Margaret Nolen of Grayson and Suzanne Whitt of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1987

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BAILEY, James
1905-1987
Funeral services for James Otis Bailey, 82, of Martha, were conducted Sunday, Aug 23 at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial was in the Elliott County Memory Gardens. Mr. Bailey died Thursday Aug 20 in St. Claire Medical Center at Morehead. Mr. Bailey was born Jun 7, 1905, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charley and Matilda Sparks Bailey. He was a retired engineer, merchant and teacher, and a member of the Mazie Union Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Tressie Sparks Bailey; a son, Charles Eshmael Bailey of Martha; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

BOND, Harold E.
1945-1987
A 42 year old Louisa motorist ejected from his automobile upon impact with a coal truck Monday on US 23 at Patrick Gap Hill, was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon pronounced Harold E. Bond dead at the hospital. Kentucky State Police Trooper Don Farley said Bond was traveling north and a coal truck driven by Leon D. Blair, 48, Letcher County was headed south. Bond apparently, hydroplaned into the pathway of the truck and his compact vehicle became lodged underneath the truck, Trooper Farley reported. The body was found several hundred feet from the impact. Driver of the coal truck was not injured.

Funeral services for Harold Edgel Bond, 42, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Aug 20, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Bond family cemetery. Mr. Bond died Monday Aug 17, in an automobile accident. He was born Feb 14, 1945 in Lawrence County, son of Rev. Harold Bond of route 1, Louisa and the late Opal Damron Bond. He was employed at Armco Steel. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Mary Bond; a daughter: Kimberly Sue Bond at home; 2 sons: Norman Bond, route 1, Louisa, James Michael Bond at home; 2 sisters: Mrs. Thelma Fugitt, Grayson, KY, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kitts, Louisa; 2 brothers: William James Bond, Columbus, OH, Charles Bond, route 1, Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1987

BRANHAM, Ruth (Perry)
1904-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Branham, 83, Fort Gay, WV were conducted Saturday Aug 1 at Morris Funeral Home in Wayne by the Rev. Frank Meddings and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Wednesday, Jul 29, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Apr 3, 1904, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Andy and Lucinda Marcum Perry. She was a retired merchant and a former Democratic committee woman for Lincoln District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay. Survivors include her husband, Arbie Branham, 3 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Irene) Lowe, Mrs. Joe (Alene) Genovese and Mrs. Paige (Hazel) Damron, all of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Grace Copley of Ashland, OH, Ida Finley of Cleveland, Elsie Ferguson of Genoa and Betty Humphries of Cincinnati; one brother, B. J. Perry of Fort Gay; 4 half sisters, Alta McKenzie and Andarena Noe of Fort Gay, Karen Borders of Georgetown, KY and Mary Damron of Shelby, OH; 2 half brothers, Frank Perry of Waverly, OH and Archie Perry of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren, Joseph Genovese, Hazel Lou Compton, Nina Wellman, Carl Lowe, II, Paul Lowe, Larry Lowe and Fred Damron and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to grandsons, a great grandson, Carl Lowe, III and Vernon R. Stanfill served as pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

BURGESS, Cornelius J.
1907-1987
Funeral services for former Louisa educator Cornelius Jefferson (Neil) Burgess, 80, Narrows, VA, were conducted by Rev. James A. Jenkins Aug 1 in First United Methodist Church with burial in Birchlawn Burial Park at Perisburg, VA. Mr. Burgess died Jul 29 in a Roanoke hospital. He was born Feb 22, 1907 in Matewan, WV, a son of the late Dr. Thomas Dickson Burgess and Willie Jane Burgess. They moved to Louisa when he was 3 years old. The 1933 graduate of Marshall University was principal at Louisa Grade School in the 1930's, leaving Louisa near the end of the decade. Mr. Burgess later became a businessman in Williamson, WV. He was a member of the staff at the Celanese Fibers Company Plant at Narrows for 18 years and retired as a teacher in the Narrows High School in 1972. A member of the Methodist Church for over 60 years is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elaine Waybright Burgess of Narrows; one son, Thomas D.Burgess, III of Harrisonburg, VA; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

CHURCH, Lee Roy
1942-1987
Zelda--A 40 year old Zelda man was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa, Monday evening after being found aside the road about 10 miles north of Louisa. Roy Church was pronounced dead on arrival by Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon. He was discovered by Debbie Hazlett, 16, about 10:30 p.m., a passing motorist on road which was abandoned when new US 23 was constructed. She told Kentucky State Police that she struck a bicycle that was parked in the road, and it became wedged in her front wheels.

About the same time another motorist, a Mr. Crites, stopped to assist and informed Ms. Hazlett that a man was lying along the roadside. He was found about 72 feet from where the vehicle struck the bicycle. Coroner Moon said the man died about 40 minutes after being struck, of internal injuries. The body was taken to Frankfort and later to Louisville
for an autopsy. Mary Justice said that she was driving on the road a short time before the accident and had to swerve sharply in order not to hit the bike. She saw Mr. Church lying alongside the road, but he was moving. Coroner Moon said that money was found on Mr. Church. Det. Clyde Johns of Kentucky State Police and Trooper John Marshall investigated. KSP reported that Ms. Hazlett was unable to avoid hitting the bicycle because of an oncoming vehicle, on the rise; but on the impact the bike struck the sleeping man causing the fatal injuries. Johns said why the man was beside the bicycle is not clear. The body will be taken to Heston-Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

Funeral services for Lee Roy Church, 45, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Aug 7 in Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Ogle Cemetery at Catlettsburg. Mr. Church died Aug 3 enroute to Humana Hospital-Louisa following a highway accident near Zelda. Mr. Church was born Jul 29, 1942 in Boyd County, a son of Audrey Halley Stevens of Ashland, and the foster son of the late Jay and Nancy Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 daughters, Mrs. Keith Peterman of Fallsburg and Miss Vickey Lynn Church of Grayson; 5 sons, Jay Randall Church, Timothy David Church, both of Zelda, Roy Michael Church and Robert Walter Church both of Catlettsburg, and William Clarence John Church of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Jay Church, Jr. of Buchanan and Harold G. Church of Ashland and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1987

COOKSEY, Harold D.
1921-1987
Funeral services for Harold D. Cooksey, 66, co-owner of Cooksey Brothers Landfill and former Body County official, were conducted Aug 25 in Steen Funeral Home in Cannonsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace, Rev. Don Barnett and Rev. Colin Curtis. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Cooksey of Ellington Run Road in Boyd County died Aug 23 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Cooksey served one term as Boyd County Jailer, was detective for the Commonwealth  Attorney's office; Boyd juvenile officer, investigator for public defender's office, and a former bull dozer operator for the Body County Road Department. He was a director of the Farm Bureau and Cannonsburg Water District Commissioner. He was active in the Republican party and was a member of Operators Local Union No. 37 B of Baltimore, MD for 35 years, Rush Order of the Eastern Star, the Cannonsburg United Methodist Church, Rush Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the El Hasa Shrine Temple, Apperson Chapter No. 81, Ashland Commandery No. 28, Everett Council No. 65, and was a provost guard marshal and a World War II Seabees veteran. He was born Mar 28, 1921 in Boyd County, a son of the late Leonard  and Gladys George Cooksey. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Jackson Cooksey; a son, Keith L. Cooksey of Ashland, 3 brothers, George Cooksey and Ralph Cooksey both of Ashland and Howard (Bud) Cooksey of Paris; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Smith of Ashland and Mrs. Wayne (Laura) Sawyer of Leesville, SC and a grandchild.  Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

CORDLE, Sam
1898-1987
Funeral services for Cordell native Sam Cordle, 89, Ashland, were conducted Aug 24 in John Steen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Cordle died Aug 21 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Cordle was born Jan 16, 1898, in Cordell, a son of the late Winfrey and Sarah Jane Adams Cordle. He was a retired Ohio Valley Bus Company driver and member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mangel Klaiber Cordle; a son, Sammy L. Cordle of Ashland, a brother, Minyard Cordle of Ashland, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

DAVIS, Calvin
1946-1987
Since 1979 Calvin Davis was a persistent offender in Lawrence County courts amassing approximately 35 arrests--ranging from wanton endangerment to assault; 8 convictions for driving while intoxicated and 3 convictions for driving with suspended license. Last Saturday night the 40 year old Louisa man's feud with District and Circuit Courts came to a violent Climax as he was believed to have been beaten to death by 3 inmates in the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange. It was the third driving with a suspended license (felony) that resulted in Judge James Knight's sentence of one year at LaGrange. State Medical Examiner Dr. George Nichols is quoted by the Louisville Courier Journal that Davis died of a heart attack in the day room at the reformatory.

Dr. Nichols said he is still investigating whether a kick in the head during the beating triggered the heart attack. Results of the autopsy requires one to two weeks. Warden Al Parke said the beating occurred after Davis, accused his assailants of stealing his cigarettes. The three inmates charged in the death penalty were drunk on alcohol that they extracted from a can of disinfectant spray, Parke said. In a press conference at the prison Monday, Parke said inmates had smuggled disinfectant spray from the hospital area into the dormitory area. They punctured the cans to release the propellant and then allowed the liquid, which is 53 percent ethanol, to drip into jugs. They mixed the liquid with soft drinks and drank it. Parke said. Three inmates involved in the fight are being charged with assault, and pending the autopsy results, could be charged with causing the death of another inmate. They are also being charged with intoxication, a violation of prison rules, Parke said.

Davis lived in a dormitory with 49 other prisoners, Parke said. Guards patrol the area, but the fight happened so quickly that officials did not have time to intervene, Parke said. Guards found Davis, lying on the floor of the day room in the dormitory at 11:19 p.m. Saturday, 40 minutes after a guard had inspected the area, Parke said. Loud noises--"some lockers turned over and some chairs thrown around"--alerted the two guards in the control center to the fight, he said.  Television cameras scan the area, but Parke said it is difficult for guards to see what is happening on the monitor. "At night, their vision is reduced because the lights are out," he said.

A total of 16 persons including Kentucky State Police and institution personal conducted interviews from 3 to 6 a.m. Five inmates were confined as the result of the investigation. Davis came to the reformatory Jun 22 said Kathy McDaniel, prison information officer. Prison officials placed Davis in protective custody on Jul 27 because of rumors that he owed gambling debts from playing cards with other inmates, Parke said. But on Aug 7, he was returned to the dormitory after he asked to be released from protective custody. Lawrence Circuit Clerk, Mrs. Martha Kiser said that Davis' record included arrests for public intoxication, resisting arrest, attempting to elude arrest, leaving scene of accident, receiving stolen property, changing drivers with auto in motion, terroristic threatening and assault in both the second and third degree. Big Sandy News, Aug 19,1987

Funeral services for Calvin Davis, 41, Louisa, will be conducted at 10:30 Thursday in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Saturday in the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange. He was born Sep 4, 1946 at Warfield, KY, a son of the late Ked and Jessie Fitzpatrick Davis. Survivors include 2 sons, Wayne Calvin Davis of Louisville and Leslie Lemaster of Louisa; 2 step sons, Danny Cremeans and Shawn Cremeans both of Columbus, 4 sisters, Mrs. Pat Shipman and Mrs. Linda King of Columbus, Mrs. Gay Hanchar of Ocalo, FL and Mrs. Judith Gartin, Louisa; 2 brothers, Raymond Davis of Chattaroy, WV and James Davis of Argillite and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1987

ELKINS, Mary (Cochran)
1932-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elkins, 55, Louisa, were conducted Aug 17 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Shannon family cemetery. Mrs. Elkins died Aug 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Elkins was born Feb 24, 1932 in Louisa, a daughter of Henry and Eliza Shannon Cochran of Louisa. Her husband, Noah Elkins, died in 1975. Surviving in addition to her parents are a son, James Elkins of Davin, WV, a daughter, Mrs. Gwen Green of Louisa; and 4 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19,1987

FERGUSON, Goldie (Ward)
1897-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Goldie Ferguson, 90, of 120 Rice St., Louisa, were conducted Aug 22 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Ferguson died Aug 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Ferguson was born Feb 18, 1897, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Marion and Missouri Dobyns Ward. Her husband, Foster Ferguson, died in 1971. She was a member of the Keaton United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jarrell (Magdalene Ball of Marysville, TN and Mrs. Landon (Wanda) Maynard of Atlanta, GA; a son, Harold Ferguson of Louisa; 2 brothers, Goble Ward and Escome Ward, both of Circleville, OH;  7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

FITCH, Dixie (Muncy)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Mae Fitch, 81, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Aug 14, at the home of her daughter, by the Rev. Howard Haney and the Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in the Fitch Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Fitch died Aug 12 at home following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitch was born May 1, 1906, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Mary Ann Johnson Muncy. Her husband, Arbe Fitch, died in 1971. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Fitch of Louisa; 6 sisters, Laura Bell Bowens, Lois Johnson, Audrey Williams and Grethel Cook, all of Inez, Betty Fitch of Louisa and Ellen Maynard of Columbus, OH; 7 brothers, Ted Muncy, Ulysses Muncy, Riley Muncy, John Milton Muncy and Harland Spence, all of Inez, Jim Muncy of Columbus and Mose Muncy of Chattaroy, WV; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1987

HALE, Nancy (Castle)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Lou Hale, 82, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Aug 23 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Jim Fellows. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery at Louisa. Mrs. Hale died Aug 20 at her home. Mrs. Hale was born Apr 5, 1905 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harrison and Stella Compton Castle. Her husband, Ira Hale, died in 1976. She was a member of the Louisa Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star, and attended Lowmansville Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Wilson of Louisa; 4 sons, Arnold Hale and Darvin Hale, both of Louisa, Okey Hale of Ashland and Raymond Hale of Obetz; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Blair of Allen; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

KASEE, Irene (Ramey)
1921-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Kasee, 66, of Blaine, were conducted Aug 21 at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church in Blaine by Elder Burnso Wheeler, Elder Clarence Mathis and Elder Robert Lee Murray. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Kasee died Aug 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Kasee was born Apr 17, 1921 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Jim and Liz Sparks Ramey. Surviving are her husband, Scott Kasee; 3 daughters: Sara Kasee and Mrs. Peggy Stinson both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Wilma Maxie of Martha, KY; 2 sons: Paul Kasee and Harold Kasee both of Blaine; 3 sisters: Mrs. Tobatha Cantrell, Mrs. Martha Sturgill both of Blaine, Mrs. Mary Perry of Flat Gap, KY; 3 brothers: James Ramey, Blaine, Proctor Ramey of Webbville and Green Ramey of Red Bush, KY; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

MARCUM, Lona
1889-1987
Funeral services for Lona Marcum, 98, formerly of route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug 27 in the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery, route 1, Genoa, WV. Mrs. Marcum died Monday Aug 24 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Marcum was born Jul 6, 1889, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James Henry and Mary Elizabeth Pratt Parsons. She was a member of the Ole Pleasant Baptist Church, Mill Creek, WV. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Cyrus, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ruth Rose, Louisa, Mrs. Lafaughn Cyrus, Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Lucille Taylor of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Jennings Marcum, route 1, Fort Gay; 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

MAY, Nolan
1913-1987
Funeral services for Nolan May, 73, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Aug 14 at the Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. May died Aug 11 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV, following a brief illness. Mr. May was born Dec 19, 1913 in Cherokee, a son of the late Hibbert and Hester Large May. He was a retired marine captain with Pioneer Steamship Co., served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Miles May, a stepson, Ed Barnette of Louisa;6 sisters, Nola Byrd of Cincinnati, OH, Bertha Hayes and Evelyn Russell, both of Columbus, Evel Purgeon of Dayton, WA and Sylvia Kemisky of Elyria, OH, a brother, Rev. James May of Flocomb, AL; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19,1987

MERIDETH, Bevlie
1903-1987
Funeral services Bevlie Merideth, 84, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Friday Jul 31 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Merideth family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Merideth died Tuesday Jul 28 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Merideth was born Feb 6, 1903 at Fort Gay, a son of the late William David and Alice Wellman Merideth. He was a retired coal miner with West Virginia Coal and Coke Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Creda Haney Merideth, 2 daughters, Mrs. Loretta Barbour of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Miami, FL; a son, Cullie Merideth of Jackson, Miss., 3 sisters: Mrs. Lucy Skeens, Huntington, Mrs. Annie Crabtree, Louisa, Mrs. Nannie Johnson, Fort Gay; several grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

MOORE, Johnie D.
1900-1987
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Johnie D. Moore, 87, of  Columbus, OH were conducted Aug 24 at the Cordle Cemetery at Blaine by Elder Jessie E. Cordle. Mr. Moore died Aug 21 in Columbus. He was born Mar 30, 1900 in Lawrence County, son of the late Matison and Nannie Cordle Moore. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Moore, a daughter: Garnette Henning, Columbus, OH; a sister: Mary Opal Ball of Columbus; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 nephew. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

PARKER, Hester (Boggs)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Hester Boggs Parker, 82, Ashland, were conduced Aug 25 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery. Mrs. Parker died Aug 22 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Parker was born Jan 14, 1905, in Webbville, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca Hensley Boggs. Her husband, the Rev. Luther Parker, died in 1983. She was a member of the Smith Chapel in Webbville. Surviving are a son, James Parker of Westwood; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Clarke and Mrs. Norma Griffith both of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Anna Thompson of Columbus, OH, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

PELFREY, Chad
1987-1987
Graveside services for infant Chad Jefferson Pelfrey of Louisa, were conducted Aug 3 in the Preece family cemetery by Rev. Gordon Crisp. He died Aug 1 in Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born Jul 30, 1987, a son of Chester E. Pelfrey and Janet Preece Pelfrey of Louisa. Surviving are 2 half sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Parson, and Mrs. Kim Jobe both of Louisa; 3 half brothers: Allen Priode and Roger Pelfrey both of Louisa and David Pelfrey, Chapman, KS; maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Preece. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

SALYERS, Anna Flora (Stewart)
1910-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Anna Flora Stewart Salyers, 77, Cannonsburg, were conducted Aug 13 in Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elder Frank Blevins, Elder Glen Sturgill and Elder Guy Roark. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Salyers died Aug 11 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyers was born Mar 23, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George Clell and Geneva Estep Stewart. Her husband, James Thomas Salyers, died in 1982. She was a member of the Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 sons, Noah Salyers of Ebro, FL, Marvin Salyers and Joseph Salyers, both of Ashland, James Arthur Salyers of Grayson and Elmer Salyers of Dover, Ark., 3 daughters, Mary Frances Pinkerton and Alice Marie Posey, both of Ashland and flora Reia of Chattanooga, TN, a brother, Fuller Stewart of Catlettsburg, 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1987

TACKETT, Hager
1935-1987
Funeral services for Hager (Gabby) Tackett, 51, Louisa, were conducted Aug 11 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Tackett died Aug 8 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Tackett was born Oct 8, 1935 in Louisa, a son of the late Edward and Josie Roark Tackett. He was a retired Air Force staff sergeant and a Korean and Vietnam veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carol Jone Tackett; 3 daughters: Mrs. Kimberly Meade, route 3, Louisa; Mrs. Lisa Amy Chapman, Junction City, KS, and Miss Joanna Tackett at home; a sister: Mrs. Doretha Lambert, Donleyton, KY; 4 brothers: John Tackett, route 2, Catlettsburg, Howard Tackett, Ft. Myers, FL, Jack Tackett, route 4, Louisa; Paul Ed Tackett, Glen Falls, NY; a granddaughter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1987

THOMPSON, Victoria Beatrice (Roberts)
1911-1987
Funeral services for Victoria Beatrice Roberts Thompson, 76, were conducted in Columbus. She died there Jul 22. Her husband, Ephram Thompson died in 1984. Mrs. Thompson was born Aug 11, 1911, at Busseyville, daughter of the late V. G. and Annie Burchett Roberts. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Rose Davis of Prichard, WV, 2 brothers, McKinley Roberts of Columbus and Millard H. Roberts of Bussyeville; 2 nieces and 10 nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

THORNSBERRY, Ray
1921-1987
Funeral service for Ray Thornsberry, 66, Louisa, were conducted Aug 3 in Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Wiler and Rev. Bobby Jo Workman. Burial was in Thornsberry family cemetery. Mr. Thornsberry died Jul 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thornsberry was born Apr 19, 1921 in Knott County, Mousie, KY, a son of the late Henry C. and Rilda Gibson Thornsberry. He was a retied maintenance foreman and a WWII veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pansy Marie Slone Thornsberry, HC 79, Louisa, a daughter, Penny Lowrilda Thornsberry at home; 3 sons, Ray Preston Thornsberry of Fallsburg, Oral Paul Thornsberry of Belleville, MI and Robert Eugene Kirby Hoffman of Arizona; a brother, Aldo Thornsberry of Indiana; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

VANHORN, Fred M.
1895-1987
Funeral services for Rev. Fred M. VanHorn, 92, Star route, Louisa, will be conducted at 11 today Wednesday, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Rev. Bruce Cooksey. Rev. VanHorn passed away Sunday Aug 23 at his home. He was born Aug 17, 1895 at Cadmus, KY, son of the late Ben and Francis Jordan VanHorn. He was a WWI veteran, member of American Legion, VFW, charter member of Dennis Chapel Methodist church and ordained Methodist minister since 1925. Mr. VanHorn was preceded in death by his wife, Noldia Cooksey VanHorn, who died in 1986. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Berry of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Bessie Diamond of Spring Valley, OH and Mrs. Ella Crisp of Louisa; a son, Ira VanHorn of Louisa; 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

WEST, Barton
1905-1987
Funeral services were conducted Jul 31 for Barton West, 81, Blaine, in Malone Funeral Home by Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. West died Jul 28 in St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. West was born Nov 3, 1905, in Magoffin County, a son of the late Spencer and Stella Patrick West. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Andie Mae Sparks West, 3 sons, Vernon West of Conroe, TX, Wendell J. West of Williamsport, OH, and Clarence West of Blaine; 3 daughters, Sandra Kelly of Webbville, Janet Mulkey of Rush and Oneida Carter of Florence; 4 brothers, Parker West of Oil Springs, Eddy West of Waverly, OH, North West of Louisa and Isaac Lee West of Lafayette, LA; 2 sisters, Mary Gartin of Blaine and Myrtle Bloobond of Buchanan; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

WOODS, Alma (Bates)
1915-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Alma B. Woods, 72, Wurtland, were conducted Jul 28 in Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by ministers Arnold Perry and John Adkins. Burial was in Happy Ridge Cemetery in Greenup County. Mrs. Woods died Jul 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Woods was born Feb 28, 1915 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Young Bates. Her husband, George J. Woods, died in 1971. She was a member of the Danleyton United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Raymond Woods and James Woods, both of Wurtland, and Joe Woods of Greenup; 2 daughters, Margie F. Hubicsak of Lloyd and Ruth Ann Rogers of Wurtland, 3 brothers, John Bates and Russell Bates both of Wurtland and Fred Bates of Flatwoods; 2 sisters, Eva Leadingham of Ashland and Mary Alice Riffe of Wurtland; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

YOUNG, Edgar
1915-1987
Funeral services for Edgar Young, 72, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today Wednesday in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Young passed away Monday Aug 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Jul 17, 1915 in Lawrence County, son of the late Claude and Peggy Bates Young. He was a WWII veteran and member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Martin Young, 2 daughters: Mrs. Ruby Cantrell, Alachua, FL, Mrs. Connie Spillman, route 3, Louisa; a son: James Young, Alachua, FL; a sister: Mrs. Edith Kelly, Grayson, KY, a brother: Arlie Young, Columbus; 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1987

YOUNG, Richard
1935-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native Richard Young, 52, Grayson were conducted Aug 3 in Malone Funeral Home with burial in East Carter Memory Gardens. He died Jul 30 at his home near Grayson. Mr. Young was born Mar 11, 1935 at Webbville, a son of Morton and Willie Pennington Young. He was a boilermaker and a member of Local 40, in Elizabethtown, for 32 years. He was a member and past master of Willard Lodge 626 F & AM and belonged to York Rite, Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine and the Carter County Shrine Club and its Motor Court. Surviving including his wife, Mrs. Marie Bentley Young of Grayson, 3 sons, Michael Young, Gary Young, and David Young, all of Grayson, one daughter, Sheila Young Blevins of Grayson, one sister, Louise Parks of Denver, CO; 3 brothers, Webb Young of Ashland, Henry Young of Webbville and Paul Young, Webbville; one grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1987

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ADAMS, Denny E.
1939-1987
Graveside services for Denny E. Adams, 48, Laurelville, OH, were conducted Sep 9 in Meade Cemetery by Rev. Jack Townsend. He died Sep 6 in Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Feb 15, 1939, in Pickaway County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Katherine Kness Adams. He was a mechanic and owner of Dudes Tire and Battery Shop in Laurelville. He was a member of Ohio Operating Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Minerva Heeter Adams; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Billie) Rife of Laurelville, Bobbie Stonerock of North Carolina; 4 sons, Bret of Columbus, Bart of Circleville, Brent of Williamsport, and Brad at home; 5 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Stevens of Somerset; 4 brothers, William of Laurelville, Lenny of Somerset, Donald of Tacoma, WA and Larry of Stoutsville. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

AKERS, Perry J.
1915-1987
Funeral services for Perry J. Akers, 72, Warsaw, IN, were conducted Sep 20 in Milan Free Methodist Church with burial in Dundee, IN. Mr. Akers died Sep 16 in Warsaw. He was born Apr 22, 1915 in Monroe, the son of the late Lawrence and Hetty Frances Burke Akers. On Apr 22, 1939, he married Nora E. Carney in Monroe, and she preceded him in death on Dec 2, 1985.. On Aug 30, 1986, he married Mary Sentel, and she survives. Mr. Akers was a World War II veteran and retired from Schultz Motors, of Milan, in 1977. He was a member of Milan Free Methodist Church and the American Legion Post @268 of Milan. In addition to his wife, Mary, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carol Hundley of Milan; 3 sons, James of Milan, Glenn of Plano, T and Lawrence of Morrow, GA; 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 step children, Mrs. Louise Williams of North Fort Meyers, FL, Mrs. Elaine Unruh of Mound Ridge, KA and Mrs. Margaret England of Mackinaw, IL; 4 step grandchildren, one sister, Frances Monday of Monroe. He was also preceded in death by one brother. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1987

CAUDILL, Elvie (Pennington)
1900-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Elvie Pennington Caudill, 87, Marrowbone, WV, were conducted in Eloise United Baptist Church by Elder Flem Arrowood and Elder Don Scarberry. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Mr. Caudill died Sep 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Caudill was born Apr 15, 1900, in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late John Edd and Leoda Curtis Pennington. Her husband, Frank Caudill died in 1972. Surviving are 3 daughters: Ananbelle Peck and Erma McCormick both of route 2, Louisa; Ruth Newsome, Fort Gay, WV; 5 sons: Lacey Caudill, Verlie Caudill, Herbert Caudill all of Fort Gay; Burlie Caudill, Louisa, Wilburn Caudill of Marrowbone, WV; 37 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

COLLINS, Rush
1903-1987
Funeral services for Rush Collins, 84, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Sep 8 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Collins died Sep 5 in Riverside Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Collins was born May 14, 1903 in Floyd County, a son of the late Marshall and Belle Hall Collins. He was a retired Shell Oil Co. bookkeeper. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Collins, a daughter: Mrs. Gloria Fannin, Columbus, 2 sons: Bob Collins and Phillip Collins both of Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Elsie Mason of California, Mrs. Allie Spradlin of Ashland, KY, 2 half brothers: Brady Collins and Astor Collins both of Prestonsburg, stepmother: Beatrice Collins of Prestonsburg; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9,1 987

COPLEY, John
1913-1987
Funeral services for John Logan Copley, 74, of Crum, WV were conducted Sep 7 at the Webb Community Church in Webb, WV by the Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial was in Copley family cemetery. Mr. Copley died Sep 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Copley was born Apr 18, 1913 in Crum a son of the late Henry and Letta Marie Vernat Copley. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1987

DEBORD, Patrick Eugene
1987-1987
Graveside services for Patrick Eugene Debord 21 day old son of Patrick and Lula Holbrook Debord, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sep 16 in Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. He died Sep 14 in Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He was born Aug 23, 1987 in Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Roxanna Debord at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Debord, Jr., of Louisa and the maternal grandfather, Arthur Holbrook, of Louisa. Big Sandy  News, Sep 23, 1987

DUTTON, Earl
1919-1987
Funeral services for Earl Dutton, 68, Louisa, were conducted Sep 14 in Primitive Baptist Church at Richardson by Rev. Darrell Ratliff, Rev. Cecil Price and Rev. Tommy Meade. Burial was in VanHoose family cemetery. Mr. Dutton died Sep 11 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Dutton was born Jan 13, 1919 in Johnson County, a son of the late Jim and Mary Lou Ward Dutton. He was a laborer and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Irene VanHoose Dutton; two sons, Brad Dutton of Richardson and Rodney E. Dutton of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Patsy Williams of Hillsboro, OH; one sister, Vivian Capprella of Baltimore, MD; and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

FERGUSON, Robin Jo
1973-1987
Funeral services for 14 year old Robin Jo Ferguson, 500 Lock St., Louisa, were conducted Sep 28 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Buck Hogston, Rev. Mike Roberts, Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. James A. Hayes. Ms. Ferguson died Sep 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. She was born Sep 25, 1973 in Louisa, a daughter of Andrew Ferguson and Josephine West Perry of Louisa. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents, are a sister, Valerie June Ferguson of Willard; 2 brothers, Clayton Parker Ferguson of Willard and Andrew Noah Ferguson of Louisa; paternal grandparents, Guar and Gladys Ferguson of Martha and maternal grandmother, Mertie West of route 5, Louisa, Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1987

GIBSON, Frances E. (Cox)
1892-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances E. (Sissie) Gibson, 94, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sep 20 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ted Shannon. Burial was in Cox Cemetery. Mrs. Gibson died Sep 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Gibson was born Oct 3 1892 in Louisa a daughter of the late Bennett and Rebecca Shannon Cox. Her husband, William Gibson, died in 1959. She was a member of Moores Chapel Church in Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Shirley Preece, route 1, Louisa; Mrs. Hazel Blackburn, Weeksbury, KY, 3 sons: Claude B. Gibson, Chapmansville, WV, Charles W. Gibson, Dayton, OH, Raymond Gibson, route 1, Louisa; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1987

GILES, Oral T.
1895-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native Oral T. Giles, Grayson, were conducted Sep 25 in Malone Funeral Home by Rev. John Bare and Rev. Kenneth Dillon. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Grayson. Mr. Giles died Sep 22 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Giles was born Dec 12, 1895, in Webbville, a son of the late James Tandy and Ida Webb Giles. He was a retired grocer, a World War I veteran and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Hannah Giles and a step sistr, Louise Shepherd of Grayson. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1987

GRIFFITH, Ella (Griffith)
1895-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ella Griffith, 92, Springfield, OH, were conducted Aug 19, in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Rev. David Boggs with burial in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mrs. Griffith died Aug 17 in Hope House Manor in Springfield. Mrs. Griffith was born Feb 14, 1895 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Gallup and Barbara Houck Griffith. Her husband, Warnie Griffith died in 1979. She was a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Ralph Butler, Wabash, IN, Phyllis May Slocomb, Alabama, Joan Stumbo, Grayson, Lola Collier of Springfield, OH, one brother, Ora Griffith, Mt. Sterling, OH and a sister, Bess Edwards, Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1987

HINKLE, Elizabeth (Childers)
1900-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Hinkle, 87, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sep 29 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hinkle died Sep 27 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Hinkle was born May 7, 1900 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert and Malissa Hickman Childres. Her husband, William Hinkle died in 1982. She was a member of the Mary United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Billy Joe Hinkle, of Louisa, one daughter in law, Ruth D. Hinkle, route 1, Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Sella Dobbins of New Lexington, OH and Mrs. Maxie Bailey of Lorain, OH; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30,1987

HINKLE, Melvin Ray
1955-1987
Funeral services for Melvin Ray Hinkle, 31, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sep 15 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died from injuries suffered Sunday morning while driving a three-wheel all terrain vehicle. Mr. Hinkle was born Sep 26, 1955 in Louisa, a son of Peggy Kise of Louisa and the late Ervin Hinkle. Surviving are his stepfather, Jack Kise of Louisa, 2 daughters, Amber Hardwick and Andrea Nix both of Fort Gay, a brother, James E. Hinkle, Charlotte, NC, paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hinkle of Louisa and fiancee Joanne Hardwick of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

HUTCHINSON, Claude J. Jr.
1926-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Claude J. Hutchinson, 60, Southgate, MI, were conducted Sep 5 in the Martenson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Neece. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Gardens at Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Hutchinson died Sep 2 at his home following a long illness. He was born Oct 17, 1926, son of Claude Hutchinson, Sr. and the late Fannie Kouns Hutchinson. He was retired from Cadillac Corp. in Michigan, a member of the Evangelist Baptist Church and a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Irene Jones Hutchinson; 2 brothers, Glen Hutchinson, of Louisa and Charles Hutchinson of Belleville, MI; 3 sisters, Virginia Queen of Flatwoods, KY, Helen Wilburn of Rush, KY, and Margo Jordan, Grove City, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1987

JOHNSON, Thelma (Fannin)
1920-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Thelma Fannin Johnson, 67, Ashland, were conducted Sep 1 in Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with burial in Stewart Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Aug 28 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born Jan 2, 1920 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Emmett and Laura Browning Fannin. Surviving are her husband, Paul Johnson, 8 sons, Paul Johnson, Jr., and Billy Joe Johnson both of Ashland, Delmas Johnson and Ira Johnson both of Westwood, Keith Johnson and Tom Johnson both of Crest City, FL, Harold Johnson of Summit and Mike Johnson of Deering, OH; 4 daughters, Ann Sexton, Sarah Margaret McGranahan and Debbie Johnson, all of Westwood and Bonita Ray of Catlettsburg, a brother, Celphus Fannin of Ashland, 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1987

JORDAN, Verililly (Johnson)
1945-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Verililly Jordan, 42, Blaine, were conducted Sep 19 at the residence of Fred Rucker in Salt Petre, WV by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Newsome Cemetery at Salt Petre. Mrs. Jordan died Sep 16 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Jordan was born Jan 4, 1945 in Russell, a daughter of the late Jess and Jane Jordan Johnson. Surviving are her husband, Charles Earl Jordan, a daughter, Mary Jane Wilks of Webbville, 5 sons, Kenneth Jordan, Luther Jordan, Billy Jordan, David Jordan and Randall Jordan, all of Blaine; a sister, Lulubelle Nicely of Ohio, a brother, Luther Johnson of Huntington, WV and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1987

JUPIN, Mike
1930-1987
Funeral services for East Carter High School football coach Mike Jupin, were conducted Sep 28 in Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Coach Jupin died Sep 24 at the residence in Ashland following a heart attack.  Coach Jupin taught and coached at three Tri-State schools in a career that spanned 23 years. He began his coaching career in 1964 at Boyd County High School as head basketball coach and assistant football coach. He later coached football at South Point, OH High School before returning to Body Count and then moving to East Carter. Coach Jupin was born Feb 14, 1930 in Mayberry, WV, a son of the late Michael and Mary Kozar Jupin. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Huntington, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Iris Faye Shumate Jupin; 2 daughters, Lesa Childers of Ashland and Teresa Arnett of Westwood; a brother, George Jupin of Westwood, a sister, Mary Wettling of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 30,1 987

LARGE, Woodrow
1917-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Woodrow Large, 70, Uhlen Branch, Wurtland, were conducted Sep 13 in Reed Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Tackett. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery. Mr. Large died Sep 10 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Large was born Jan 2, 1917, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jerry and Martha Jobe Large. His wife, Sarah Adkins Large, died in 1979. He was a retired Armco employee and farmer. Surviving are 3 daughters, Donna Roar, Juanita Melvin and Janet Daniels, all of Wurtland; 2 sons, Lawrence Large of Wurtland and Woodrow Large, Jr. of Troy, OH; 2 sisters, Belva Large and Mary Jane Hayes, both of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

MAYNARD, Enis (Kidd)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Enis  Kidd Maynard, 85, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sep 11 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in Maynard family cemetery route 5. Mrs. Maynard died Sep 8 at the residence. Mrs. Maynard was born Mar 26, 1902 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mazella Endicott Kidd. Her husband, Jay Maynard, died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Loretta Brooks, Columbus, OH; 3 sons: Lucian Maynard, at home, Calvin Maynard, route 5, Louisa, Ronnie Maynard, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Tina Ziggler, Chillicothe, OH, a brother: James Kidd, Mansfield, OH; 20 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

MCGUIRE, Billy G.
1908-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Billy G. McGuire, 79, Wheelersburg, were conducted Sep 22 in Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, by Rev. Eddie DePriest. Burial was in Ross Cemetery. Mr. McGuire died Sep 18 in Oak Hill, OH hospital. Mr. McGuire was born Jul 5, 1908 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William Edward and Lillie Bolt McGuire. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Shepherd; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bob (Dorothy) Gephart of Coshocton, OH and Mrs. Don (Terri Lynn) Cox of Pedro, OH; 7 sons, George R. McGuire and Joel Clayton McGuire, both of Terre Haute, IN, James F. McGuire, Paul D. McGuire and Donald E. McGuire, all of Wheelersburg, William Edward McGuire of Stockton, CA and Billy G. McGuire, Jr., of Pedro, OH; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Frank (Kathy) Carmon of Mario, OH and Mrs. Don (Penny) Lewis of South Webster, OH; a stepson, Randall Shepherd of Wheelersburg; 27 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1987

MOORE, Fred T.
1932-1987
Funeral services for former Ashland surgeon and well known in the Louisa area, Dr. Fred T. Moore, 55, were conducted Sep 25 at the Graumlich & Son Funeral Home in Columbus with burial in Obetz Cemetery. Dr. Moore died Sep 21 in Greene Memorial Hospital at Xenia following a short illness. Dr. Moore, a surgeon on the staff of Community Hospital in Coldwater, OH was formerly a practicing surgeon at King's Daughters' Medical Center and also had a private practice in Ashland. He had served as an associate professor of surgery at the University of Louisville. He was a graduate of Ohio State University School of Medicine and an NJH Fellow, a U. S. Army veteran, and a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Moore was born Feb 24, 1932 in Columbus, a son of the Rev. Goldie Moore of Columbus and the late Conn Moore. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Frederick T. Moore, Jr., of Louisville, a daughter, Melinda Moore, of Columbus; their mother, Evelyn T. Moore of Columbus and a brother, Dr. William Moore of Worthington, OH. Big Sandy News, Sep 30,1987

NOLAN, Maxie Ona (Carter)
1901-1987
Funeral services for Maxie Ona Nolan, 86, Jefferson St., Louisa will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Nolan died Monday in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Sep 17, 1901 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Ira and Cordella Marcum Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nolan who died in 1955. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Fyffe, Louisa; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1987

PRESTON, Shirley (Hopson))
1893-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Shirley Preston, 94, Hager Hill, were conducted Aug 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial in Highland Memorial Park. Mrs. Preston died Aug 22 in Highland Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Preston was born Apr 23, 1893 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Angela Webb Hopson. Her husband, Bert Earl Preston, Sr., died in 1952. Surviving are a son, Bert Preston, Jr., address unknown, a daughter, Edith Goble of Wilmington, DE; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1987

PRICE, Helen (Burke)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Price, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 28 in Spruce Lick Baptist Church in Fort Gay with burial in Trent Cemetery. Mrs. Price died Aug 25 on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Price was born Jul 23, 1905 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William A. and Laura Conley Burke. Her husband, Jesse Columbus Price, died in 1969. She was a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Price of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Jack Price of Fort Gay, Bascom Price of Chattaroy, WV and John Price of Williamson, WV; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1987

THOMPSON, Ernest
1966-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Ernest Gene Thompson, 22, of Radnor, WV were conducted Sep 8 in the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronnie Jackson. Burial was in the Thompson family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Thompson died Sep 5 in Fort Gay, WV from injuries suffered when he was hit by a train. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 30, 1966 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Alice Adkins Thompson of Radnor and the late Sherman Edward Thompson. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are 4 sisters, Mrs. Dana Thompson and Mrs. Lucy Hampton, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marsha Hammonds of Lovely and Mrs. Kathy Brooks of Wayne, WV, 3 brothers, Eddie Adkins of Wayne, and Edgar Roscoe Thompson and Joe Fabian Thompson both of Radnor, a foster brother, Ralph Snow of Indiana; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Thompson of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1987

THOMPSON, Eugene
Funeral services for Eugene Thompson, 20, of Clifford will be conducted today Sep 30 at 11 a.m. at Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery, Cordell. He died Sep 27 of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Survivors include his father, David Lee Thompson of West Virginia, his mother and stepfather, Laura Belle and Chester Mollett of Clifford; one sister, Lora Moore of route 5, Louisa; 3 brothers, David Lee Thompson, Jr. of Blaine, Theodore Thompson and Lawrence Thompson both of Clifford. Big Sandy News, Sep 30,1987

VANOVER, Charley
1905-1987
Funeral services for Charley Vanover, 82, Martha, were conducted Sep 15 in Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church by Elder Elmo Ferguson, Elder Jerry Brown, and Elder Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Vanover family cemetery. Mr. Vanover died Sep 12 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville following a lengthy illness. Mr. Vanover was born May 1, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Scott and Annie Ellen Lemaster Vanover. Surviving are his wife, Mertie Gilliam Vanover, a son, Earl M. Vanover of Columbus; a daughter, Eva Lee Sheets of Martha; a sister, Sarah Conley of New Beaver, OH; a half sister, Erie Given of Elyria, OH, 4 grandchildren and a step grandchild, and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

VINSON, Louise (Davis)
1920-1987
Funeral services for Louise Vinson, 66, route 2, Fort Gay, will be conducted at 2 today Sep 23 at the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by minister Roy Fluty. Burial will be in the Horse Creek Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Vinson died Sunday, Sep 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Oct 25, 1920 in Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Riley and Josephine Webb Davis. She is survived by her husband, William Vinson; one daughter, Mrs. Sunny Lou Beaver of Tennessee; one son, Kip Vinson, Dayton, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Odalene Smith, Fort Gay, Mrs. Sue Gartin, Louisa, Mrs. Betty Sammons, Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Leona Belcher, Rock, WV, 4 brothers, Glen Davis and Riley Davis, Jr., Wheelersburg, OH, Sam Davis of Utah and Clyde Davis of Virginia; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 23, 1987

WORKMAN, Mathew
1914-1987
Last rites for Lawrence County native Mathew Workman, 73, of Las Vegas, NV, were held Sep 12 in Las Vegas. Mr. Workman died Sep 11 in Las Vegas. He was born Jun 17, 1914 in Yatesville, KY, son of the late John and Lizzy Fannin Workman. He served in the U. S. Army and was a disabled veteran for WWII. Survivors include 2 daughters, of Las Vegas, NV; 4 sisters, Ollie Cox of Catlettsburg, KY, Martha Ruth and Easter of California and Anny Murray of Chicago, IL; one brother, Paul Workman of California. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1987

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ARTRIP, Dorothy (Booth)
1919-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Booth Artrip, 67, of Norton, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 20 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Fort Gay cemetery. Mrs. Artrip died Oct 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Artrip was born Dec 3,1 919, in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Dan and Emma Pope Booth. She was a member of the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are husband, Eugene Artrip, of Norton, OH; a son: Dan Watts, Fort Gay, a step son: Terry Artrip, Norton, OH; a sister: Mrs. Susie Kearns, Fort Gay, 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

BRADLEY, Milton
1912-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Milton E. Bradley, 75, of Ashland, were conducted Oct 6 in the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by David Eichenberger and Larry Stevens. Burial was in the Ross Cemetery. Mr. Bradley died Oct 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Bradley was born Jan 25, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James N. and Laura Adkins Bradley. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Works of Armco Inc., a World War II Army Air Corp veteran and a member of Old Orchard Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Fields Bradley, a son, Roger C. Bradley of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Carol Cassle of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Stevens of Rapid City, SC; 2 brothers, Charles Bradley of Yatesville and Randall Bradley of Columbus, OH, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1987

BRYANT, James
1906-1987
Funeral services for James Bryant, 81, of Blaine, were conducted Oct 3 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Rev. Richard Smith and Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Bryant died Sep 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bryant was born Jan 18, 1906, at Cordell, a son of the late Jay and Nora Bryant. He was a member of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge No. 606. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona Bryant, a son: Robert J. Bryant, Ohio, 2 brothers: Fred Bryant, Blaine, Willie Bryant, Sandusky, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1987

BURNER, Carl
1915-1987
Funeral services for Carl Burner, 72, retired director of personnel and office services at Kentucky Power Company's Big Sandy plant, were conducted Oct 18 in Hillsboro, WV with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum in Ashland. The former Ashland resident died Oct 16, in Hillsboro.  Mr. Burner was born Jul 12, 1915 in Philippi, WV, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Orville Burner. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a former West Virginia State police officer and personnel supervisor for Appalachian Power Co. in Cabin Creek, WV. He was a former member of the South Ashland Lion's Club, a charter member of the East Bank Lions Club in East Bank, WV, a member of the American Legion and a Shriner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Hedrick Burner of Hillsboro; a daughter, Kay McDonald of Coopertine, CA; 3 brothers, Earl Burner of Maryland, Ralph Burner of South Carolina and Glenn Burner of Huntington, WV; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

FITCH, James
1923-1987
Funeral services for Georges Creek native James Fitch, Jr., 64, Ashland, were conducted Oct 16 in Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by ministers, David Eichenberger and Wayne Rice. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Fitch died Oct 13 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Fitch was born Jun 14, 1923, at Georges Creek, a son of the late James Sr. and Nora Davis Fitch. He was a retired employee of the former Houdaille Industries in Huntington, WV with 33 years service, was a World War II Army engineers veteran, a member of the Old Orchard Church of Christ, Hampton Masonic Lodge 235 F & AM at Catlettsburg, and the El Hasa Shrine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Williamson Fitch, a daughter, Sandra Kay Tilton of Ashland, 2 sons, James Fitch, III of Louisville and Larry Wendell Fitch of Houston, TX; 2 brothers, Willie Fitch of Columbus, OH and Jay Fitch of Fort Clinton, OH; 2 sisters, Eva Mae Fitch of Ashland and Dimple Lee Stafford of Pasadena, TX and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

GREEN, David
1934-1987
Graveside military rites for David Allen Green, 53, Adams, were conducted Oct 23 in Pinehill Cemetery by personnel from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Mr. Green died Oct 20 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Green was born Jul 9, 1934 in Lockbourne, OH, a son of the late Curtis B. and Ada Moore Green. He was a retired Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Rose Green, 2 daughters, Terry L. Thornsberry of Phelps and Rebecca S. Levering of Louisa; 3 sons, Jerry A. Green of Louisa, Gary D. Green of Del City, OK, and Curtis L. Green of Mansfield, OH; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Coleman of Lancaster, OH, Virginia Grant of Thurston, OH and Lucy Blank of Canal Winchester, OH; 7 brothers, Thomas Green of Canal Winchester, Raymond Green of Jackson, OH, Paul Green of Columbus, Bert Green of South Bloomfield, OH, Clyde Green of Obetz, OH, Donald Green of Buckeye Lake, OH and Kenneth Tatman of Groveport, OH and 4 grandchildren. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1987

GRIFFITH, Ora
1910-1987
Funeral services for Ora Griffith, 77, Lowmansville, were conducted Oct 24 in First Church of God, Lowmansville by Rev. Jim Fillers. Burial was in Byron Cemetery at Fairborn. Mr. Griffith died Oct 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Griffith was born Aug 2, 1910 in Floyd County, a son of the late Rev. Henry and Vicie DeBord Griffith. His first wife, Thelma Dixon Griffith, preceded him in death. He is a retired employee of the General Motors Corp in Dayton, OH, and was a member of the First Church of God in Lowmansville. Surviving are his second wife, Eva Owens Griffith; one son, Vencil Griffith of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Irene Fairchild of Dayton, and Vivian Owsley of Fairborn, OH; and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1987

HAMMOND, Maida (Sammons)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Maida Sammons Hammond, 80, 713 Lock Ave., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct 15, at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hammond died Oct 12, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. She was born Oct 19, 1906 in Martin County, a daughter of the late David and Rebecca Ward Sammons. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Hammond. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Napier, Kenova, Mrs. Jewell Workman, Columbus, Mrs. Bonnie Gageby, Woodbridge, VA, and Mrs. Phyllis Porter of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Delmer Hammond of Galion, OH and Dan Hammond of Lexington; 25 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

KELLEY, Noah
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Noah Kelley, 77, London, OH, were conducted in London with burial in Kirkwood Cemetery. He died Oct 9 in Doctor's West Hospital. Surviving are 2 sons, Noah Edward Kelley, Grove City, OH, Larry Kelley, London, one brother, John Kelley, Grove City, 3 sisters, Viola Foster, Springfield, OH, Victoria Skaggs and Sidney Kelley, Grove City. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

LEMASTER, Irene (Caudill)
1921-1987
Funeral services for Irene Lemaster, 65, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted today Oct 14 at 2 in the Young's Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Tom Preece and Lawrence Arrowood. Burial will be in the See Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Lemaster died Oct 12, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Oct 20, 1921 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Matthew and Laura Hughes Caudill. Surviving is her husband, Ben Lemaster, route 2, Louisa, 3 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Sturgill of Ubly, MI, Mrs. Elaine Messer of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Benetta Adkins of Louisa; 3 sons, Harold Ray Lemaster of Monticello, KY, James Herbert Lemaster of Ashland and Howard Dewey Lemaster of route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Genoa Lemaster of Columbus and Mrs. Maxine Lake of Anchorage, IN; one brother, Harold Caudill of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 14, 1987

MAXIE, Emma
1894-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Emma Maxie, 93, Columbus, were conducted in Mazie Union Baptist Church by Rev. Albert Holbrook, Jr. Burial was in the family cemetery. She died Oct 9 in Franklin Woods Health Care Center in Columbus. Mrs. Maxie was born Jan 21, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Rena Caskey Fannin. She was a member of the Mazie Union Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 daughters, Hazel Barney, Beatric Lucas and Bonnie Sprouse all of Columbus, OH, Grovia Smittle of London, OH, Ithel Katzenbach of Plain City, OH and Ada Jordan of Marengo, OH, 2 sons, John Maxie of San Diego, CA and James Maxie of Mount Sterling, OH; 3 sisters, Myrtle Skaggs of Mazie and Mary Skaggs of Louisville and Maxine Adkins of Isonville; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

MCGINNIS, Beulah (Lewis)
1913-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Lewis McGinnis, 74, Barboursville, WV were conducted Oct 25 in Wallace Funeral Home by Rev. James Varney. Burial was in Blue Sulphur Cemetery. She died Oct 22 inn Hillview Nursing and Convalescent Center, Huntington. She was born Apr 14, 1913 a daughter of the late William and Birtie Ann Thompson Lewis. She was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church and preceded in death by her husband, Floren C. McGinnis. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Martha Adkins of Barboursville; one son, James F. McGinnis of Huntington; 3 sisters, Elsie Nelson of Louisa, Thelma Collins of Barboursville and Lillia Martin of Huntington, one brother, Virgil Lewis of Huntington and 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1987

MILLER, Bertha (Bernard)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Bertha Miller of Paddle Creek, Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 12 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Edgar Miller. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Oct 10 at the residence of a niece Mrs. Gary Robinette, in Catlettsburg. Mrs. Miller was born May 9, 1902, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Jordan Bernard. Her husband, Mark Miller, died in 1987. She was a member of the England Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her niece, is a sister, Mrs. Ethel Miller of Burnaugh. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

RATLIFF, Herbert
1913-1987
Funeral services for Herbert Ratliff, 74, Louisa, were conducted Oct 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with burial in Cumbo Cemetery at Van Lear. He died Oct 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ratliff was born Sep 20, 1913 in Johnson County, a son of the late Burns and Addie Kestner Ratliff. He was a paint and body man for Adams Construction Co in Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Thelma VanHoose Ratliff; 4 sons, Billie Joe Ratliff, James Herbert Ratliff and Paul Hensel Howard, all of Louisa, and Burns Lee Ratliff of Whitehouse; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

RICE, Laura (Hutchinson)
1915-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Hutchinson Rice, 71, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Oct 13 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Harry Fegan. Burial was in  Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Rice died Oct 10 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Rice was born Oct 25, 1915 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Roland and Maggie Ramey Hutchinson. Her husband, James F. Rice, died in 1985. Surviving are 2 sons, Donald Rice of Louisa and Richard Rice of Melbourne; 7 sisters, Mrs. Emma Cooksey, Mrs. Opal Kitchen, Mrs. Mae Stewart, and Mrs. Ruth Prince all of Louisa, Mrs. Essie Brainard of Kettering, OH, Mrs. Virginia VanHorn of Hillsboro, OH, and Mrs. Mary Dowling of Richwood, OH, a brother, Paul Hutchinson of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

RIFFE, James H. Jr.
Funeral services for James H. Riffe, Jr., 62, of Huntington, WV, were conducted Oct 6 in Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mr. Riffe died Oct 3. He was a salesman for Chandler's Plywood Products, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Mary Arthur Riffe, one daughter, Doris Dial of Huntington; 3 brothers, 2 half brothers, include Albert Riffe of Webbville and 2 half sisters, including Mayme Damron of Grayson. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1987

ROBERTS, Milton B.
1915-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Milton B. Roberts, 72, of  Beckley, WV, were conducted Oct 14 in Prosperty, WV with burial there. He died Oct 12 in a Beckley Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was born Aug 18, 1915 in Louisa, the son of the late W. J. and Ella Rhea Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a retired purchasing agent for Pittston and owned the Lakeview Golf Course at Cool Ridge. He was a member of the Perry Memorial United Methodist church at Shady Springs, Mountain Lodge No. 156 AF & AM of Coal City, where he served as secretary for 35 years, Coal City Chapter No. 136 Order of Eastern Star, past grand patron for the Order of Eastern Star of West Virginia, White Shrine and Royal Arch Masons No. 38. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Walter and Herbert Roberts. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Walker Roberts, a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Ella) Wood of Cool Ridge; 4 sisters, Virginia See of Vero Beach, FL, Lucille Moss of Huntington, Ruby Dixon of Urbana, OH, and Lenora Williamson of Ninety-six, SC and a granddaughter, Stephanie Lemon of Cool Ridge. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

SCOTT, Helen B. (Edwards)
1920-1987
Graveside services for Helen B. Scott, 67, of Ruskin, FL, formerly of Pataskala and Westerville, OH, will be conducted Oct 7 at 2:30 in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. James A. Hayes. Mrs. Scott died Oct 4 in St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, FL following a long illness. She was born Jan 10, 1920, in Mechanicsburg, OH, daughter of Allie Edwards of Ruskin, and the late Lula Moore Edwards. She was a member of Erwin Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, George H. Scott, one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Newman of Westerville, OH; an aunt, Mrs. W. R. Short of Louisa and 3 granddaughters.  Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1987

SPARKS, Donald
1959-1987
Funeral services for Donald Wayne Sparks, 27, of Atlanta, GA will be conducted today Oct 7 at the Lazear Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Sparks died Oct 3 in an Atlanta Hospital. Mr. Sparks was born Nov 23, 1959 in Boyd County, a son of Donald L. Sparks of Louisa and the late Alice Darlene Sparks. He was a delivery truck driver in Atlanta. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mrs. Norene Sparks, a stepmother, Lucille Sparks of Louisa, 3 sisters, Donna Jones of Inez and Cynthia Evans and Beth Ann Sparks, both of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1987

SPAULDING, Neal
1924-1987
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident, Neal Spaulding, 63, Norwich, CT, were conducted Oct 11 in Fort Gay Church of God with burial in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Spaulding died Oct 6 in Bradford, CT. Mr. Spaulding was born Jan 12, 1924 in Webb, WV, a son of the late Sam and Susie Evans Spaulding. He was a retired employee of the Electric Volt Division of General Dynamics in Connecticut. Surviving are his wife,  Mrs. Lovell Whitt Spaulding, 3 daughters, Alice Sue O'Brien of Jewell City, CT, Addie McMahon of Uncasville, CT, and Cathy Spaulding of Norwich; 3 sons, Neal Roger Spaulding of Yantic, CT, James Leslie Spaulding of Moosup, CT, and Spence Elliott Spaulding of Norwich; 5 sisters, Jane Chaffin of Lorain, OH, Mae Pennington of Fort Gay, Ida Grimmett of Baltic, CT, Mima Mullins of Norwich and Ivory Novick of Canterbury, CT; a brother, Amos Spaulding of  Fort Gay and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

STEELE, Hurston
1916-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Hurston Steele, 71, route 2, Ironton, were conducted Oct 17 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Lincoln Hogston. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Webbville. Local Veterans organizations, American Legion Post 89, D.A. V. Post 92 and VFW Post 6103 performed graveside rites. Mr. Steele died Oct 15 in Veteran's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Steele was born Jun 10, 1916 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Mrs. Artie Adams of Willard and the late Lee Steele. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Rosezella Moore, Ojai, CA, Mrs. Phyliss Ann Osborne, Jackson, OH, 3 sons: Delbert J. Steele and Robert Steele both of route 1, Webbville, James M. Steele, Nacogdoches, TX, 13 stepchildren; 2 sisters: Mrs. Eggie Caldwell, route 1, Webbville, Mrs. Florrie Caldwell, Ashland, KY; a brother Johnnie Campbell, Florida; 29 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 39 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 21, 1987

STESNIAK, Lena B. (Thompson)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native Lena B. Stesniak, 81, of Port Richey, FL, will be conducted at 2 Saturday Oct 17, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Webb family cemetery at Webbville. Mrs. Stesniak died Sunday Oct 11 at home. She was born Feb 20,1906, at Webbville, daughter of the late Lase and Susan Webb Thompson. Survivors include one son, Ruebin Adams of Port Richey, FL; one sister, Mrs. Zella Jordan of Russell, KY; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

TILSON, William
1907-1987
Funeral services for William Tilson, 80, 602 Lock Ave., Louisa, were conducted Oct 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Mr. Tilson died Oct 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Tilson was born Sep 17, 1907 in Petersburg, VA, a son of the late William Allen and Mary Beecham Tilson. He was a retired signal supervisor for the C & O Railway Co and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge F & AM of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emily Crutcher Tilson, a sister, Evelyn Sanker of Arlington, VA, a brother, Carl Tilson of Petersburg, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

WEBB, Everett
1914-1987
Funeral services for Glenwood native Everett Cline Webb, 73, Catlettsburg, were conducted Oct 26 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Oct 23 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born Mar 21, 1914 in Glenwood, a son of the late Henry and Nora Coburn Webb. He was a retired employee of Allied Chemical Semet-Solvay Division. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Barbee Webb, 3 sons, Everett "Rett" Webb, Jr. of Saline, MI, Joe Lee Webb of St. Albans, WV and George Phillip Webb of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Don (Susan) Yeager of Paintsville; a brother, Henry C. Webb of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Dean of Arlington, VA, Mrs. Georgia Greene of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Louise Nichols of Barboursville, WV, and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1987

WHITT, Lonnie
1906-1987
Funeral services for Martha native Lonnie Whitt, 81, Rush, were conducted Oct 11 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Edward Lynd and Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Whitt died Oct 9 at the residence of a son, Dennie Whitt, Flatwoods, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Whitt was born Feb 2, 1906, at Martha, a son of the late Alonzo and Flora Gibson Whitt. He was a retired mill wright. Surviving in addition to his son, are his wife, Mrs. Edna Smith Whitt, 4 other sons, Edgel Whitt of Flatwoods, Marvin Whitt of Catlettsburg, Bob Whitt of Ashland and Lonnie Whitt, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN; 4 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Smith, Mrs. Virginia Spurling, and Mrs. Sherry Green, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Molly Veach of Wurtland; 2 sisters, Mrs. Goldie Stephens of Muncie, IN and Mrs. Lindell Evans of Columbus; 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1987

WRIGHT, Earl S.
1892-1987
Funeral services for Earl S. Wright, 95, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Oct 22 at 1 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Skeens Cemetery, Conley Fork, Spurlock Dock, KY. Mr. Wright died Oct 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Sep 16, 1892 in Floyd County, son of the late George and Elizabeth Beach Wright. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Elizabeth Skeens Wright, died i 1972. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Agnes Hughes of Winchester, KY, Mrs. Clara Maynard, Emma Ruth Wright and Alice Wright all of Louisa, 6 sons, George Wright, Prestonsburg, KY; Henry Wright, Claypool, IN, Burnis Wright, London, KY, Carlus Wright, Washington Court House, OH, Elmer Wright, and Earl Scott Wright both of Warsaw, IN; 44 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1987

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BOYD, Audie
1912-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Audie Boyd, 75, of the Carter Health Center, were conducted Oct 31 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home and burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Boyd, former Gate City resident died Oct 29 following a lengthy illness. Mr. Boyd was born Apr 15, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ed and Haley Scarberry Boyd. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith McCoy Boyd; a son, William Boyd of Detroit, MI, 4 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Dallas of Louisville, Mrs. Freda Crabtree of Greenfield, OH, Miss Shirley Boyd of Detroit and Mrs. Maretta Platt of Pennsylvania; a brother, Jay Boyd of Catlettsburg; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Cumpston and Mrs. John Mills both of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1987

BURKE, Vista (Sester)
1939-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Vista Sester Burke, 47, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Oct 31 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Earl Fraley. Burial was in Sester family cemetery. Mrs. Burke died Oct 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Burke was born Dec 18, 1939, in Martin County, a daughter of Opal Sester of Louisa and the late Granville Sester. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Drew E. Burke, a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Hewlett of Louisa; 2 sons, Brian Bowen of Minford, OH and Larry Bowen of Louisville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Irene Spence of Inez, Mrs. Ruth Sunday and Mrs. Doris McKinney both of Louisa, and Mrs. Bonnie Riffett of Paintsville; 3 brothers, William Sester and Dave Sester both of Louisa and Blaine Sester of Wabash, IN, and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 4,1 987

COMPTON, Ina (Spencer)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ina Spencer Compton, 83, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Nov 19 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Spencer family cemetery. Mrs. Compton died Nov 16 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Compton was born Dec 11, 1905 in Charley, a daughter of the late Luther and Fanny Adams Spencer. Her husband, Denver Compton, died in 1986. She was a retired  teacher from the Lawrence County school system, where she began teaching in 1927 at Yatesville. She retired in 1972, after teaching 42 years in Webbville, Bells Trace, John Hayes, Meades Branch, Norris, Charley, Ledocio, Meades Consolidated and Lowmansville Consolidated schools. She was also a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, served as a former officer and Sunday School teacher at the Charley Freewill Baptist Church and a 4-H leader in Lawrence County 4-H Council for over 10 years. She attended Morehead State Teacher College. Surviving are a  son: Denver Gordon Compton, Santa Barbara; a half brother: James Carmel Spencer, Kenova, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

DAMRON, Pearl (Thompson)
1908-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Damron, 79, of route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Nov 6 in Radnor Church of God by Rev. Johnny Bailey and Rev. Douglas Wilhite. Burial was in Damron Cemetery. Mrs. Damron died Nov 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Damron was born Jun 4, 1908, at Thacker, WV, a daughter of the late William G. and Virginia Porter Thompson. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hatfield of Albuquerque, NM, Mrs. Delores Henderson of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Wanda Finley and Mrs. Betty Porter, both of Fort Gay, WV; a son, Bill G. Damron of Ashland; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1987

DOWNS, Ruth (Boggess)
1905-1987
Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Downs, 82, Flatwoods, who died Nov 10 was buried the following day in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Lawrence County, OH. Mrs. Downs was born Jul 28, 1905 in Campus, OH, a daughter of the late John S. and Effie Massie Boggess. She was a member of the Shawnee Church of God in Flatwoods. Surviving are her husband, John C. Downs, 2 sons, John C. Downs, Jr., of Flatwoods and James E. Downs of Louisa, a daughter, Lucille D. Moore of Flatwoods, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1987

ELSWICK, Frederick
1894-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Frederick (Fred) Elswick, 92 The Plains, OH, were conducted Nov 21 in Hughes Funeral Home in Athens by the Rev. Eddie Boyer. Graveside services were later in the day at Buckley Cemetery in Louisa conducted by Mr. Elswick's son, Paul Elswick. Mr. Elswick died Nov 18 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Elswick was born Dec 30, 1894 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Jeanie Rife Elswick. His first wife, Mellisa Boggs Elswick, preceded him in death. He was a retired Athens County farmer and a member of the Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Athens County. He moved to Ohio in 1948. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Opal McHarg Elswick; 2 sons, Paul Elswick of Circleville, OH, and John Elswick of Athens, 6 daughters, Helen Kennedy of Grayson, Louise Sutton of Jacksonville, FL, Katheryn Stumbo of Catlettsburg, Doris Vanderpool of Rush, Ruby Chapman of Athens, OH, and Linda Rhodes of Shade, OH; 5 stepdaughters, Wilma Lanning and Norma Amos both of Nelsonville, OH, Thelma Peyton and Grace Clendenin both of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Verna Williams of Athens, a brother, Frank Elswick of Columbus, OH; 26 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 17 step grandchildren and 20 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

FOSTER, Carl Edward (Pete)
1929-1987
Funeral services for Carl Edward (Pete) Foster, 58, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted Thursday at 2 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dick Maynard. Burial will be in the Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Foster died Friday, Nov 6 in Dunnellon, FL at home. He was born May 19, 1929, in Williamson, WV, son of the late Thomas J. and Melinda McGlone Foster. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, and a Marine engineer working for Likes Brothers Steamship Company. Surviving are 6 sisters, Mrs. Ishmael (Edith) Ratliff of Louisville, CO, Mrs. Jarvis (Ruth) Bartram of Fort Gay, Mrs. Burl (Alice) Crabtree of Titusville, FL, Mrs. Clarence (Kathryn) Luman, Gallipolis, OH, Mrs. Lewis (Sally) Miller of Johnstown, PA, and Mrs. Leslie Joe (Violet) Nancy, Salt Rock, WV, 2 brothers, Jack W. Foster, Fort Gay and James Ralph Foster of Satellite Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1987

HOLBROOK, Virgil
1907-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Virgil Holbrook, 80, Grayson, were conducted Nov 2 in Sparks Funeral Home by Rev. Allan Barger. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Holbrook died Oct 29 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Holbrook was born May 27, 1907 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Tom and Mary Bentley Holbrook. He was a retired machinist with Owens Illinois in Columbus, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jordan Holbrook; a daughter, Delores McManus of Columbus, 2 sisters, Vivian Messinia of South Shores, MI and Hazel Young of Lancaster, OH; a brother, Manzel Holbrook of Logan, WV and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1987

HOWARD, Charles
1914-1987
Funeral services for Webbville native Charles D. Howard, 73, Westwood, were conducted Oct 30 in Route 5, Christian Baptist Church by Rev. Calvin McDowell. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Howard died Oct 27 in Lawrence County Medical Center at Ironton. Mr. Howard was born Oct 1, 1914 in Webbville, a son of the late Thomas and Rose Thompson Howard. He was a retired crane operator from Armco Inc Ashland works, and was a member of the Steelworkers Union Local 1865 and the Route Five Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Boggs Howard, 3 sons, Marvin Shannon Howard, and Charles Howard, Jr. both of Westwood and Edward Lee Howard of Hyannis Port, Mass., 5 daughters, Joyce Wright and Donna Parson, both of Ashland, Betty Criss of Westwood, Teresa Sturgill of Princeland and Jean Carr of Lloyd; 4 brothers, Keith Howard of Pickerington, OH, Watson Howard of Canal Winchester, OH, Kenneth Howard of Logan, OH and Paul Howard of Marion, OH, 5 sisters, Flora Cambell of Youngstown, OH, Iva Hall of Phoenix, AZ, Irene Boggs of Ashland, Jean Young of Dayton,OH, and Maxine Betts and JoAnn Hartley, both of Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1987

HUTCHISON, Claude, Sr.
1902-1987
Funeral services for Claude Hutchison, Sr., 85, of route 4, Louisa will be conducted Tuesday, Nov 24, at 2 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Johnnie Little. Burial will be in the Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Hutchison died Nov 20 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was born Dec 8, 1902 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Martin and Effie Cooksey Hutchison. His wife, Fannie Mae Kouns Hutchison died in 1985. He was a retired miner and teamster. Survivors include 3 daughters: Mrs. Virginia Queen, Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Helen Cordle, Rush, KY, Mrs. Margo Johnson, Grove City, OH; 2 sons: Glen Hutchison, route 4, Louisa, Charles Hutchison, Belleville, MI; 3 sisters: Mrs. Dovie Bunting, Dade City, FL, Mrs. Myrtle Harterman, Vanceburg, KY, Mrs. Nellie O'Daniel, Chillicothe, OH, 3 brothers: Garland Hutchison, Florida, Anderson Hutchison and Richard Hutchison both of Dade City, FL; 23 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

ISON, Raymond
1908-1987
Last rites for former Blaine postmaster and 27 year educator, Raymond Ison, were conducted Sunday at Ison Cemetery at Moon. Funeral services fory79 year old principal at Martha Elementary School 1946-52 were conducted in Elizabeth Baptist Church by Rev. Emmett Barker, Rev. Cork Sturgill and Rev. Albert Holbrook. Mr. Ison taught school in Lawrence and Morgan counties 1927-1961. He was Blaine postmaster 1961-1976 until retirement. He was a member of United Association of Pipefitters 1942-1987. A farmer, he was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha for 22 years, Jake Rice Lodge 606 F & AM 32 years, and the Order of  Eastern Star No. 202, 29 years. Both are at Blaine. He was a Kentucky Colonel and member of board of directors. Surviving are wife, Sena Ison; a daughter: Linda Davis, Blaine, KY, 3 grandchildren: Anthony Ray Ison, Blaine, Eric Davis, Blaine, Marla Davis, Blaine, a great grandchild: Trudy Christine Ison, Fallsburg, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1987

JUDD, Truly
Funeral services for Mrs. Truly Judd, 76, Inez, were conducted Nov 22 in Sidney Church with burial in Blackburn-Judd Cemetery. The wife of Charlie Judd died Nov 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Also surviving are 7 daughters, Nannie Stacy, Laura Blackburn and Easter Judd, all of Inez, Maggie Collins and Victoria Carter, both of Three Forks, Ruby Fletcher of Debord and Mary Mollett of Louisa and 2 sons, George Judd and Jeff Judd both of Inez. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

LAKIN, Mary (Byrd)
1894-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Mary Lakin, 93, Kavanaugh, were conducted Nov 20 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, by Rev. John Walter and Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery. She died Wednesday Nov 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Peterman, following a long illness. Mrs. Lakin was born Sep 6, 1894, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth Lee Carter Byrd. Surviving in addition to her daughter are a son, Joe Lakin of Catlettsburg, another daughter, Mrs. Patty Sue Diamond of Catlettsburg; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

LESTER, Edgar Thomas
Funeral services for Edgar Thomas Lester, 90, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 22 in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne with burial in Osburn Cemetery on Wolf Creek. Mr. Lester died Nov 19 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was a retired dairyman and farmer. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Alice Edwards, and one son, Bill T. Lester both of route 1, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

MENEFEE, Maxine (Wooten)
1918-1987
Funeral services for Carter County native Maxine Wooten Menefee, 68, of Berea, KY, will be conducted today Nov 11 at 4 p.m. at Berea Union Church by Rev. Charles Murray. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Mrs. Menefee died Saturday Nov 7 in Lexington. She was born Nov 21, 1918 in Carter County, a daughter of Bess Wooten of Louisa and the late Kenneth Wooten. The employee of the state Department of Social Services was a member of the Berea Union Church, Church Guild Treasurer, Sunday School treasurer, member of the board of trustees, member of the Progress Club, past president of Women's Club, member of League of Women's club. She assisted with the Red Cross blood program and was an active worker with the American Heart Association. Additional survivors are her husband, Robert G. Menefee of Berea, one daughter, Laura S. Menefee of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Laura Skaggs of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1987 Correction: A survivor of Mrs. Maxine Wooten Menefee, 68, Berea, included one sister, Mrs. Clara Skaggs of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 18,1987

MURPHY, Robert Clayton
1987-1987
Graveside rites for infant Robert Clayton Murphy, son of Michael and Joy Hutchinson Murphy of Ashland, were Nov 20 at Murphy Cemetery at Fallsburg. The baby was dead at birth Nov 17 at King's Daughters' Medical Center. Surviving in addition to his parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Hutchinson of Ashland and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy of Catlettsburg, and the paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Newsome of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

MUSSER, Emma ( Kiser)
1914-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lee Kiser Musser, 73, Ashland, were conducted  Nov 12 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Harold Cathy. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Musser died Nov 10 in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Musser was born Nov 7, 1914 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Silas Henry and Emma Deerfield Kiser. Her husband, Elmer Musser died in 1972. She was a retired employee of Standard Overall Co and Mussetters Inc. and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Carl Mussetter of Ashland and Mrs. Richard Reeves of Montague, MI; a brother, Silas Henry Kiser, Jr. of Macon, SC; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 18,1987

PACK, Donald R.
1951-1987
Graveside services for Donald Richard Pack, 36, Camden, OH were conducted Nov 6 in Crossville, TN. He died Nov 2. Mr. Pack was born Mar 8, 1951 in Dayton and was an employee for 17 years with Delco Products. He was a member of the Sloar Masonic Lodge No. 730 F & AM and a U. S. Marines veteran. Survivors are his wife, Theresa, one daughter, Laura Dawn; 2 sons, Eric Brandon and Brian Harley; parents, Garland Sr. and Elsie Pack, Crossville TN; grandmother, Laura Bell Pack, Gallipolis, OH; 2 sisters, Pam Godsey, Dayton, Tammy Dodson, Crossville, a brother, Garland Pack, Jr. USMC, stationed in Korea; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1987

PEYTON, Melda (Stafford)
1910-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Melda Peyton, 77, Malto, OH were conducted Nov 21 in McConnelsville, OH. Mrs. Peyton, a daughter of the late Hamm and Lizzie Bartram Stafford was preceded in death by her husband, Hansford Peyton and 2 sons, Delmer and John Peyton. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joyce Wooster, and Jackie and her husband, John Webber, all of Ohio; 5 sons, Franklin Ridso of Indiana, Buck Peyton of Virginia, Bill Peyton of California and Joe Peyton and Boyce Peyton both of Ohio, 2 sisters, Billie and her husband, John Rhymer of Indiana and Mary May of Barboursville, WV, 2 brothers, Hubert Stafford of Ohio and Tom Stafford of Logan, WV; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1987

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Melda Belle Stafford Peyton, 77, Zanesville, OH, were conducted Nov 20 in Zanesville with burial there. Mrs. Peyton died Nov 18 in Good Samaritan Medical Center. She was born Sep 22, 1910, in Torchlight, Lawrence County, KY, the daughter of the late Ham and Lizzie Bartram Stafford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hansford V. Peyton, sons, Richard (Dickie) Redao, Delmar and John Peyton. Surviving are 2 daughters, Joyce Shuster of Hackney, OH and Jacqueline Freese Weber of Rockebyelock, OH; 5 sons, Franklin G.  Ridso of Petersburg, IN, Buckerly D. Peyton of  Stanleytown, VA, William C.  Peyton of Cedar Glen, CA and Joseph B.  Peyton of route 1, Malta, OH and Boyce Peyton  of Rockerbyelock, OH, 2 sisters,  Mary Mae of Huntington and Billie Rhymer of Chicago, IL; 2 brothers, Thomas Stafford of Lake West, VA and Hubert Stafford of Pomeroy, OH; WV; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

WELLMAN, Earl
1908-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Earl Franklin Wellman, 79, Coal Grove, OH were Nov 2 in Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton conducted by Rev. William Dunfee. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point. Mr. Wellman died Oct 29 in Lawrence County Medical Center. Mr. Wellman was born Jun 8, 1908 in Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late Joseph and Emma Wellman. He was a retired truck driver for Ford Brothers Trucking Co and a member of Coal Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Emma Jane Wagner of Severn, MD, Mrs. Betty Lou Lowemaster of Konkleton, PA, Mrs. Jean Barrow of Fairfield, OH, and Mrs. Patty Dunfee of Hammond, IN; 2 sons, Jesse Frank Wellman of Berlin, MD and Thomas Wellman of Miamisburg, OH, a sister, Mrs. Iris Roberts of Ashland, a brother, Charles Wellman of Hunnewell; 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1987

WILLIAMSON, Rosa Bella
1912-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Rosa Bella Williamson,75, of route 1, Crum, WV, were conducted Nov 23 at the Webb Community Church by Rev. Campbell Copley. Burial was in the Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mrs. Williamson died Nov 20. She was born Feb 19, 1912 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John E. and Sarah Copley Williamson. Her husband, Nathan Williamson, died in 1963. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Burslem of Tacoma, WA, 4 sons, Allen Williamson of Tacoma, Larry Williamson of Huntington, Roger Williamson and Dallas Williamson, both of Webb; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Nov 24, 1987

YOUNG, Otto
1921-1987
Funeral services for Otto Young, 65, of McCarr, KY, formerly of route 3, Louisa, will be conducted today Nov 4 at 2 p.m. at Faith Mission Church, McCarr, by Rev. Berton Baker. Burial will be in Hatfield Cemetery, Ransom, KY. Mr. Young died Nov 1 in McCarr. He was born Dec 20, 1921 in Lowmansville, son of the late Arlie and Bessie Deboard Young. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Miller Young, 2 daughters: Mrs. Betty Jo Prichard and Mrs. Phyllis Ann Valley, Oceana, WV; 2 sons: Jerry Otto Young, Cleveland, OH, Rex Edward Young, McCarr; 6 step daughters: Loretta Runyon, Kenova, WV, Irene Noe, Grand Rapids, MI, Shirley Anderson, Kemper, KY, Eula Mae Hatfield, Ransom, KY, Darlene Hunt, Phyllis, KY, Deloris Fields, Louisa; 5 step sons: Conard Fields, and Andy New, Jr. both of Ransom, KY, Bruce Edward Fields, Rush, KY; Jimmy Fields and Bernie Keith Fields both of Phelps, KY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren: 2 sisters: Mrs. Maxine Reynolds, Prichard, WV, Mrs. Fannie Faye Tiokasin, Washington, a brother: Dencil Young, route 3, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News. Nov 4, 1987

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ADAMS, Alma (Burton)
1903-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Alma Lee Burton Adams, 84, Catlettsburg, were conduced Dec 5 in Liberty Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Gordon Duncan assisted by Rev. Dan Russell. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Adams died Dec 3 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mrs. Adams was born Aug 28, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ella Hayes Burton. Her husband, Morton Adams, died in 1975. She was a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church at Cannonsburg. Surviving are a son, Isaac "Bucky" Adams of Catlettsburg, 6 daughters, Mrs. Jay (June) Young, Jr. and Mrs. Bill (Peggy) Amos, both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ray (Nancy Pearl) Moore, Mrs. Carl (Ella J. ) Edwards and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Boyd, all of Ashland and Mrs. Ron (Annis) Rucker of Rush; 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

BAYS, Alice (Caines)
1896-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Alice Jean Caines Bays, 91, Wurtland Health Care Center, were conducted Wednesday, Dec 2 in John Steen Funeral Home at 1 p.m. by Rev. Roberta Workman and Rev. Amos Dixon. Burial was to be in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bays died Nov 29 in Wurtland Health Care Center. Mrs. Bays was born Sep 4, 1896, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Ann Ellis Caines. Her husband, John Martin Bays, died in 1966. She was a member of the 39th Street Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 sons, Thomas Bays, John Bays and Gerald Bays, all of Ashland, Oscar Bays of Orlando, FL, Harold Bays of Lafayette, IN, and Chester Bays of Huntington, WV, 2 daughters, Imogene Selby and Maxine England, both of Ashland, a sister, Virgie Barnett of Ashland, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

BILLUPS, Paul H.
1895-1987
Funeral services for Paul H. Billups, 92 of Fort Gay, will be conducted today, Dec 23 at 11 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Frasher Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Billups died Dec 21 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born Oct 3, 1895 in Fort Gay, son of the late John and Sara Richardson, Billups. His wife, Eva S. Billups died in 1985. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

BOGGS, Clara Alice
1907-1987
Graveside services for Clara Alice Boggs, 80, of Blaine, were conducted Dec 11 in the Harry Boggs Cemetery at Caines Creek, KY, by the Rev. Roger Ross. Mrs. Boggs died Dec 8, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Sep 9,1 907, at Blaine, daughter of the late Charlie Allen and Manerva Moore Boggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Boggs. Survivors include 2 daughters, Ivory Barker of Springfield, OH, and Rose Boggs of Blaine, one brother, Fred C. Boggs of Springfield, OH, 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

CARTER, Bonnie (Hatcher)
1929-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Hatcher Carter, 58, Louisa, were conducted Dec 4 in Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Carter died Dec 2 in a Mountain Lake, NJ Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born Aug 14, 1929, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Opal Casey Hatcher of Louisa and the late John Hatcher. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Mrs. Christine Carter Shultz of Mountain Lake, a son, Joe Carter III of Greenville, SC, a brother, Dr. John Douglas Hatcher of Clemson, SC and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9,1 987

CARTER, Jimmy
1921-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native James Burl Carter, 66, Ashland, were conducted Dec 12 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, by Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Carter died Dec 10 in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born Apr 13, 1921 in Lawrence county, a son of the late George and Livenia Kitchen Carter. He was a retired employee of the transportation and labor department at Armco Inc, Ashland Works and was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are hi wife, Mrs. Eloise Terry Carter, a son, James "Jim" B. Carter, Jr., 2 daughters, Mrs. Linda Johnson and Patricia Ann Carter both of Ashland, 2 brothers, Lennie Carter and Willard Carter, both of Kingston, OH and a sister, Mrs. Myrtie Jobe of Columbus, OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

CLEVENGER, Opal (Marcum)
1906-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Clevenger, 81, Louisa, were conducted Dec 6 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mrs. Clevenger died Dec 3 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Clevenger was born Jan 8, 1906 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry and Tisha Short Marcum. Her husband, Bill Clevenger, died in 1957. She owned and operated the Clevenger Taxi Co and was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Joe Miller of Florida, 2 sons, Bill Jim Clevenger of Lancaster, OH, and Henry D. Clevenger of Carrol, OH; 2 brothers, James Marcum and Dewey Marcum both of Louisa, 3 sisters, Lucy Justice and Mrs. Lotus Spears, both of Louisa and Mrs. Imogene Patrick of Akron, OH, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

CRAWFORD, Sophia (Thompson)
1904-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Bertha Thompson Crawford, 83, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 27 at the Salt Petre Church by Rev. Raymond Dingess and Rev. Johnnie Cavins. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford died Nov 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Crawford was born Apr 10, 1904 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late John and Eliza Stumbo Thompson. She was a member of the Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Richard Crawford, 4 daughters, Mrs. Norbert (Opal) Knapp and Mrs. William (Virginia) Lamb, both of Crestline, OH, Mrs. Paul (Faye) Skendrobich of Riverside, CA, and Mrs. Charles B. (Avonelle) Hale of Kenova, WV; 4 sons, Arley Crawford of Galion, OH, Raymond Crawford and Charles Crawford both of Mansfield, OH, and Joe Crawford, of Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

DOSS, Fred Sr.
1893-1987
Funeral services for Fred Doss, Sr., 94, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 29 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Doss died Dec 26 at his residence. He was born Apr 14, 1893 in Wayne County, son of the late Samuel and Mary E. Wellman Doss. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Tennie Pennington Doss died in 1972. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Mac Frazier and Mrs. Herbert Wellman, both of Fort Gay, and Mrs. John H. Frazier and Mrs. Don Pratt both of Mansfield, OH, and 7 sons, Leonard Doss of Lavalette, David Doss of Mansfield, OH and Fred Doss, Kennith Doss, Eugene Doss, Richard Doss and Roger Doss, all of Fort Gay; 54 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, and 25 great-great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1987

EKERS, Willis Vinnson
1935-1987
Funeral services for Willis Vinson Ekers, 52, route 1, Prichard, WV, were conducted Dec 1 at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, WV, by Rev. Harry Christian and Rev. James Ward. Burial was in Hayton Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 93. Mr. Ekers died Nov 29 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He was born Oct 21, 1935 in Wayne County, WV, a son of Chester and Ella Lewis Ekers of route 1, Wayne. He was a heavy equipment operator with Spring Valley Excavating Co., a veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of United Mine Workers and United Steelworkers, and of American Legion Post 93. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Bonnie Hayton Ekers; 3 daughters, Crystal Maynard of Huntington, Tammy Lynn Ekers and Kimberly Dawn Ekers, at home; one grandson, Matthew Maynard of Huntington; 3 sisters, Mrs. Irene O'Neill of Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Wanda Dickey of Poneto, IN, and Mrs. Wilma Underwood of Louisville, KY; 6 brothers, Kenney Ekers and Sherrill Ekers both of Atlanta, GA, Charlie Ekers, Walter Ekers, Joe Ekers, and William C. Ekers, all of route 1, Prichard. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

FITZPATRICK, Ulysses
1930-1987
Funeral services for Ulysses B. Fitzpatrick, 57, 407 Berry St., Louisa, were conducted Dec 20 in Young Funeral Home by minister Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Fitzpatrick family cemetery. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Dec 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born Apr 17, 1930 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Daniel and Minerva Frazier Fitzpatrick. He was a Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Fitzpatrick, 3 step daughters: Mrs. Betty Rader, Mrs. Bonnie Garson, Mrs. Loueva Lathey all of Columbus, ON; 3 sisters: Mrs. Betty Fitzpatrick, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Gertrude Webb, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Roberta Pack, Macksburg, OH, 3 brothers: James Fitzpatrick and D. J. Fitzpatrick both of route 5, Louisa, Mack Fitzpatrick, of Mansfield, OH; a half brother: George Hammond, of Mansfield, 7 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

FRALEY, Allie M. (Barker)
1903-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie M. Fraley, 83, Webbville, were conducted Dec 13 in Malone Funeral Home with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Fraley died Dec 11 at the residence. Mrs. Fraley was born Dec 17, 1903 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Genoah Creech Barker. Her husband, James Dean Fraley, preceded her in death. She was a retired storekeeper and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Harvey E. Blevins, of Lincoln, MI and Amos M. Blevins of Webbville; and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

FRAZIER, Andrew Jack
1913-1987
Funeral services for Andrew Jack Frazier, 74, Glenhayes, WV, were conducted Dec 26 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Frazier family cemetery. Graveside rites were performed by local Veterans W. O. Johnson Post 89 the American Legion, DAV Post 92, VFW Big Sandy Post 6103, PV of Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Frazier died Dec 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Frazier was born Sep 1, 1913, in Clifford, a son of the late Mart and Elizabeth Branham Frazier. He was a retired gas company employee and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are 2 sisters, Emma Branham of Louisa and Mrs. Alta Stacy of Grove City, OH, a brother, John H. Frazier of Mansfield, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30,1 987

FUGETT, Dixie Mae (Hardwick)
1892-1987
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Dixie Mae Fugett, 95, of route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Dec 14 at Radnor Church of God in Radnor by the Rev. Richard Bass and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery, route 1, Radnor. Mrs. Fugett died Dec 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Apr 12, 1892 in Fort Gay, daughter of the late James and Georgeann Hammonds Hardwick. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Boyd Artrip and Bert Fugett. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Carrie Taylor of Hatfield, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Kirk of Groveport, OH, and Mrs. Frances Pratt of Radnor, 2 sons, Jim Fugett and Jack Fugett, both of Mansfield, OH, one brother, Luther Hardwick of Radnor; 33 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and several great-great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

GILPIN, Jessie Francis
1910-1987
Funeral services for Jessie Francis Gilpin, 77, of Louisa, were conducted Dec 8 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Edgar J. Kelly and the Rev. Clarence Childers. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Graveside rites were conducted by DAV 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW 6103, P.V. of Eastern KY. Mr. Gilpin died Dec 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Gilpin was born Jun 1, 1910, a son of the late Thomas Walter and Jenny Riggs Gilpin. He was a retired miner and a World War II navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora L. Gilpin, 2 daughters, Elaine Gilpin of Abilene, TX, and Lillian A. Gilpin of Columbus, GA; 3 sons, Jarrett F. Gilpin of Houston, TX, Jennings E. Gilpin of Morgan County, WV, and James R. Gilpin of Oklahoma; a stepson, Jimmy Daniels of Louisa, a sister, Dorothy Hill of Savannah, GA; 2 brothers, Walter Gilpin of Fleming County and Thomas S. Gilpin of Mount Gay, WV and several grandchildren. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

GRIFFITH, Eva (Wilson)
1902-1987
Funeral services for former Blaine resident, Mrs. Eva Wilson Evans Griffith, 85, Springfield, OH, were conducted Nov 26 in Young Funeral Home by J. W. Holcomb and Mitchell Salyer, ministers. Burial was in Lyon family cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Griffith died Nov 23 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born Nov 13, 1902 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Weaver Wilson. She was a member of the Cannonsburg Church of Christ. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Burnice Williams, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Julia Bishop, Ashland, KY; a son: Earl Evans, Fort Worth, TX; 6 stepdaughters: Mrs. Greta Lyons, Blaine, Mrs. Mona Kelly, Flat Gap, Mrs. Ethel Lyons, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Vina Parker, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Margie Ramey, Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Betty Ward, Prestonsburg, KY; a stepson: Elmer Griffith, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News. Dec 2, 1987

HAYES, Harold P.
1926-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Harold P. Hayes, 61, Flatwoods, were conducted Dec 15 in Carman Funeral Home by Rev. O. M. Miller. Burial was in a national cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Dec 12 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Hayes was born Jan 27, 1926 in Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Martha S. Holbrook Hayes. He was a retired Army master sergeant and served in the Army and Navy for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a former employee of Wackenhut Corp. Surviving are 2 sons, Harold Hayes, Jr., of Lexington, and Matthew Hayes of Flatwoods, 2 daughters, Lisa Preston of Catlettsburg and Martha Hayes of Argillite; a brother, Willie Hayes of Dayton, OH; 4 sisters, Ann Lee Burton of Flatwoods, Opal Murray of Haverhill, OH, Nellie Williams of Wheelersburg, OH, and Pauline Kitchen of Coal Grove, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

HILDEBRAND, Barbara Elizabeth (Carlson)
1923-1987
Funeral services for Barbara Elizabeth Hildebrand, 64, of Anaheim, CA were conducted Nov 24 at the Pierce Brothers-Daly & Bartel Chapel in Anaheim by the Rev. Chris Rogers. Burial was in the Olive Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Hildebrand died Nov 20 in Western Medical Center in Anaheim following a long illness. She was born Sep 17, 1923, in Worchester, Mass., a daughter of Ruth Lee (Carlson) Carlson of Wofford Heights, CA and the late Raymond Carlson. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Rice of Louisa and Mrs. Carolyn Gross of California; one son, Gerrald Hildebrand of Anaheim, CA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bertlesen of Nevada and Mrs. Margie Daniels of Wofford Heights, CA; one brother, Raymond Carlson of Wofford Heights, CA; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

HINKLE, Eunice L. (Stambaugh)
1918-1987
Funeral services for Eunice L. Hinkle, 69, of Richardson, will be conducted Thursday, Dec 24 at 1:30 by Rev. Pat Ed McDowell. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa. Mrs. Hinkle died Dec 22 at home. She was born Sep 27, 1918 at Stambaugh, a daughter of the late Norris and Malta Caudill Stambaugh. She was a member of the Louisa Chapter of Eastern Star and the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lafe S. Hinkle, 2 daughters: Mrs. Sharon Kay Kinner, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Bruce Short, Richardson, KY, 2 sons: Lafe S. Hinkle, II, and Isaac Randolph Hinkle both of Louisa; 2 sisters: Gladys Hughes, Ocala, FL and Esta Mae Brown, Paintsville; 3 grandchildren, 1 step grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

KIRK, Henry, Jr.
1933-1987
Funeral services for Henry Kirk, Jr., 54, of Grove City, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, were conducted Dec 21 at the New Friendship Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa, by Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Kirk died Dec 17 in Grove City. He was born Jun 20, 1933 in Martin County, a son of Henry Kirk Sr. of Grove City and the late Julia Hammond Kirk. He was a disabled General Motors Corp employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty F. Doyle Kirk; 3 daughters, Mrs. Julie Charles of Grove City, and Mrs. Teresa Wilson and Mrs. Rhonda Duke, both of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, James Kirk and John Kirk both of Grove City, 3 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Green and Mrs. Rebecca Skaggs both of Grove City, and Mrs. Emma Burdett of Wayne, OH; 4 brothers, James Kirk and Taylor Kirk, both of Grove City, Dennis Kirk of Wayne, OH, and Clyde Kirk of Oak Harbor, OH and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

KITCHEN, Milton
1922-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Milton Gary Kitchen, 65, Catlettsburg, were conducted Dec 1 in Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Amos Smith. Burial was in the Kitchen family cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Kitchen died Nov 29 at the residence following a long illness. Mr. Kitchen was born May 12, 1922 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dewie and Effie Wright Kitchen. He was a retired employee of Omar Bakery in Columbus, OH and a member of the Church of God at Jennings Creek, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Sammon Lewis Kitchen; 2 sons, Don Kitchen of Washington D. C. and Sam Kitchen of Columbus;; a sister, Mrs. Dewielene Hunnicutt of New Albany, OH and 2 brothers, Bill Kitchen of Catlettsburg and H. R. Kitchen of South Bend, IN. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

LAND, Edward
1905-1987
Funeral services for Edward Land, 82, of Louisa, were conducted Dec 8 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. A Masonic service was conducted Dec 7 at the funeral home by the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM. Mr. Land died Dec 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. Mr. Land was born Jan 29, 1905, in Louisa, a son of the late William and Jane Vinson Land. He was the retired owner of Land's Drug and Sundry Store in Louisa, a World War II veteran and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM and American Legion Post 89 in Louisa. Surviving are a niece, Martha Jane Downing of Lubbock, TX, a nephew, William M. Kennedy of Louisa; 2 great nieces, Elizabeth Land Kitts of Fort Gay, WV and Karen Jane Humphreys of San Angelo, TX; 2 great nephews, Morris Kennedy and John Kennedy, both of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

NICKELL, Eulis
1914-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Eulis C. Nickell, 73, Sitka, were conducted Nov 30 in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Bob Lyons and Jim McKenzie. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Nickell died Nov 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mr. Nickell was born Aug 29, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Albert and Alma Ross Nickell. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Rice Nickell; one daughter, Judy Murray of Mechanicsburg, OH, three brothers, Warner of Dayton, OH, Ross of Orofine, ID, and Wendell of Flat Gap; one sister, Viola Mae Hill of Dayton; and one grandson. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

NOE, Laura (Nunley)
1948-1987
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Noe, 39, Burnaugh, were conducted Dec 4 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, by Rev. Robert Patton. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Noe died Dec 2 as the result of a fire at her residence. Mrs. Noe was born Oct 24, 1948, a daughter of Katherine DeBruhl of Alexandria, NC and the late Bascom Nunley. She was a cook for the Ashland Area Vocational School. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Henry "Tom" Noe; 2 sons, Steven Ray Noe and Thomas Mark Noe, both of Ashland, and a brother, Darrell DeBruhl of Alexandria. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

PACK, Roy, Sr.
1911-1987
Funeral services for Louisa native Roy Pack, Sr., 76, Mechanicsburg, OH, were conducted Nov 30 in Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Michael Stokes and Rev. Arnold Moore. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Mr. Pack died Nov 27 in Mercy Hospital at Urbana. He was born Jan 14, 1911 in Louisa, a son of Marida and Gypsy Thompson Pack. He was retired after 30 years as owner and operator of Pack's Market in the Mechanicsburg area. Survivors include his wife, Monie Howard Pack, 3 sons, Kenneth Pack of Great Bend, KS, Roy Allen Pack and Keith Pack, both of Mechanicsburg ; a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Louise) Hannah of West Mansfield; 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, 7 brothers, Arley of Mechanicsburg, Escom and George both of Marysville, Estel Ray of Peoria, Arnodl of Erwin, Willis of Great Ben, KS and Graydon of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Robert (May) Fessler of Columbus; He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ethel, who died in 1939, a sister Ethel Thompson and a brother Edgel Pack. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

PARKER, Drew
1916-1987
Funeral services for Drew Parker, 71, Blaine, were conducted Dec 23 in Paintsville Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Castle. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Mr. Parker died Dec 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Parker was born Jan 25, 1916 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Reuben and Sueanna Hensley Parker. He was a retired mail carrier. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Ferguson Parker; four sons, Lonnie, of Staffordsville, Bobby of Flat Gap, and Ronnie and Jimmy, both of Blaine; seven daughters, Barbara Salyers, Faye Etta Parker, Lovena May Fairchild, and Norma Jean Parker all of Staffordsville, Glenda Sue Parker and Ruth Ann Parker both of Blaine and Carol June Ward of Martha; and two sisters, Nora Wheeler of Louisa and Mary Bell Phillips of Ashland, 27 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1987

RICE, Bertha (Stuart)
1895-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Bertha Rice, 92, Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, by Rev. Edgar Rogers and Rev. Dave Moore. Burial was in the Rice family cemetery at Hitchins. Mrs. Rice died Dec 6 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Rice was born Nov 14, 1895 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ellis and Victoria Cole Stuart. Her husband, Orville Rice, preceded her in death. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Minnie Isaacs of Grayson, 3 sons, Burrell Rice and Bert Rice, both of Grayson, and Carmon Rice of Drakesboro; 25 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

RIGSBY, Curt
1920-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Curt Rigsby, 67, Keaton, were conducted Dec 21 in Paintsville Funeral Home by Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Rigsby died Dec 12 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Rigsby was born Oct 20, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. He was a retired Ashland Oil employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Burton Rigsby; 3 daughters, Carol Fraley of Demontt, IN, Louise Young of Columbus, OH and Evalee Thompson of Ashville, OH; 2 brothers, John Rigsby of Keaton and Hobart Rigsby of Martha; 2 sisters, Audrey Davidson of Louisa and Magdalene Kelly of Keaton and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

STEWART, Herma (Coburn)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Herma Stewart, 85, Auburn, IN, were conducted Dec 21 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died Dec 17 in Auburn following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Stewart was born Jan 8, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Cook Coburn. Her husband, Otis Stewart, died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia "Ginny" Sexton of Ashland; a son, Paul Savage of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Onie Howell of Catlettsburg, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

TACKETT, Jesse B.
1900-1987
Funeral services for Jesse B. Tackett, 87, 302 Franklin St., Louisa, will be conducted at 2 Thursday, Dec 31, at Eloise United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Tackett died Dec 28 at home. He was born Oct 23, 1900, in Magoffin County, son of the late George W. and Frankie Jane Crace Tackett. He was a retired station engineer from Ashland Oil, a deacon of Eloise United Baptist Church and a 50 year member. Surviving are his wife, Ollie Tackett; 3 daughters: Mrs. Marie Maynard, Louisa, Mrs. Audrey Ormandy, Lady Lake, FL, Mrs. Maxine Damron, Columbus, OH; a son: James Tackett, Fallsburg, KY; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1987

THOMPSON, Charles Wesley
1902-1987
Funeral services for Charles Wesley Thompson, 85, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 19 in Smith Chapel Church by Rev. Olin Kearns. Burial was in the Thompson family cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Dec 16 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Aug 14, 1902 in Fort Gay, a son of the late William and Georgia Hampton Thompson. His wife, Inez Thompson, died i 1986. He was a retired minister and carpenter. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Leota Rowe of Huntington, Mrs. Leona Josephine Wilson, Mrs. Gladys White and Mrs. Brenda Johnson, all of Mansfield, OH, Mar, Irma Hayton of Fort Gay and Mr. Anna Sue Bittinger of Ashland, OH; 3 sons, Ralph Edward Thompson of Wadsworth, OH, Johnny Layne Thompson of New Knoxville, OH, Charles N. Thompson of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alta Young of Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Jince Maynard of Lexington, 43 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

THOMPSON, Dixie (Riffe)
1916-1987
Funeral services for Fallsburg native Mrs. Dixie Thompson, 71, Ironton, were conducted Dec 17 in Phillips Funeral Home by Elder Taylor Jenkins. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Mrs. Thompson died Dec 14 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born Aug 1, 1916 in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late John B. and Ida Shortridge Riffe. Her husband, Fitch Thompson, died in 1966. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are 4 sons, Donald VanHorn of Louisa, Ted VanHorn and Woody Thompson both of Ironton and James Thompson of Flatwoods; 3 daughters, Pamela Thompson and Mrs. John (Ruth) Rosebrough, both of Ironton and Jean Shepherd of Orlando, FL, 2 sisters, Patsy Combs and Kathleen Riffe, both of Dayton, OH, 3 brothers, Alton Riffe, V. B. Riffe and Hearl Riffe, all of Fallsburg; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

TOMBLIN, Ruth (Bryan)
1910-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ruth Tomblin, 77, New Boston, OH, were conducted Dec 19 in Cedar Street Church with burial in Wheelersburg Cemetery. Mrs. Tomblin died Dec 16 in New Boston. Mrs. Tomblin was born in March 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Crit and Alice Bryan. Her husband, Everett Tomblin died in 1960. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Coleen Lutz of New Boston and Mrs. Lexie Bowling of Wheelersburg; a son, Billie Jay Tomblin of Minford, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Selva Turman and Mrs. Belvia Tapp, both of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Gladys Perry of Prichard, WV, 3 brothers, Johnis Bryan and Clyde Bryan both of Catlettsburg and Cline Bryan of Louisa; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1987

VANHORN, Benjamin
1966-1987
Funeral services for Benjamin M. Vanhorn, 21, Baltimore, were conducted Dec 15 in Isaac Park Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Elkins Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. He died Dec 10 in Francis Scott Key Burns Center from burns suffered two months ago in a house fire in Baltimore. Mr. Vanhorn was born Sep 22, 1966 in Baltimore, the son of James E. Vanhorn and Patricia DeBord, both of Baltimore. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are 2 sisters, Lovonda S. Vanhorn and Judy M. Charles both of Baltimore; and 2 brothers, James O. Vanhorn and Edward D. Vanhorn, both of Baltimore. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

VAUGHAN, Norman
1928-1987
Funeral services for Norman Vaughan, 59, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Nov 25 in Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Homer Burchett. Burial was in Spurlock Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by DAV 92, American Legion, Post 89, VFW 6103, PV of Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Vaughan was dead on arrival Nov 22 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Vaughan was born May 2, 1928 in Ironton, OH, a son of Rose Frazier Vaughan of Louisa and the late David Harold Vaughan. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Vaughan; a step daughter: Angela Scarberry, Columbus, OH; 2 sons: Harold Douglas Vaughan and Tony Edward Vaughan both at home; 2 stepsons: Ronnie Scarberry, route 2, Louisa and Danny Ray Scarberry, route 1, Genoa, WV; a sister: Wanda June Richard, South Point, OH; 3 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1987

WALTERS, Dean
1905-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dean Walters, 82, Ashland were conducted Dec 6 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. William Garda and Rev. E. P. Wallen. Entombment was in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Mr. Walters died Dec 3, in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center. Mr. Walters was born Oct 27, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Rev. Lafe and Nannie Daniels Walters. He was retired from the Dean Walters Ford Agency in Prestonsburg and was past president of the Westwood Boys Club and the Boyd County Lions Club. He was a Kentucky colonel and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sadie Daniel Walters; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Smith of Huntington, WV; a son, Alan Reid Walters of Fort Myers, FL; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

WALTERS, Lena (Borders)
1903-1987
Funeral services for Borders Chapel native Mrs. Lena Mae Borders Walters, 84, Ashland, were conducted Dec 4 in Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elder Walter Pelphrey and Elder Arthur Breeding. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Walters died Dec 2 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Walters was born Sep 14, 1903 in Borders Chapel, a daughter of the late Wallace P. and Maude Preston Borders. Her husband, H. R. Walters, died in 1959. She was a former retail clerk for the His and Her
Shop in South Ashland and was a member of the River United Baptist Church in River. Surviving are 3 sons, Edwin S. Walters of Tallahassee, FL, Chester H. Walters of St. Louis, MO, and Rex B. Walters of Ashland; 2 daughters, Nellie Dickison and Alice Jean Walters both of Ashland, 2 brothers, Raymond E. Borders of Hitchins and Gladstone E. Borders of Hamilton, OH; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1987

WILLIAMS, Mollie (McKinster)
1907-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Mollie McKinster Williams, 80, were conducted Dec 5 at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, MI by the Rev. John R. Allen. Burial was in the Marlette Community Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Dec 2 in Lapeer, MI General Hospital. Mrs. Williams was born Apr 17, 1907 at Ledocio, daughter of the late Milt and Virginia Hughes McKinster. Her husband, Edward Williams, died in 1985. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ames, IA. Surviving are a son, Fred Haddix of Almont, MI, a brother, Mirel McKinster of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; 4 nieces and one nephew. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1987

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