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BROMLEY, Julia (Watterson)
1899-1987
Last rites for 88 year old Mrs. Julia Bromley of Louisa, retired, executive secretary in the U. S. Senate were conducted Sunday in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Inez Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Bromley of Franklin Street died Dec 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bromley was born Nov 23, 1899 in Martin County, a daughter of  the late James Anderson and Julia Chapman Watterson. Mrs. Bromley served as clerk for the Senate military committee during World War II. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and the Order of Easter Star, Inez Chapter, was a legal secretary and court reporter. Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth W. Newberry of Inez; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

CAMPBELL, Grace (Copley-Rice)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Grace Copley Rice Campbell, 82, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Jan 5 in Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church by Rev. J.L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell died Jan 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Campbell was born Mar 28, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the Rev. Ira and Zella Lambert Copley. Her first husband, Bill Rice, and her second husband, Henry Campbell, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Samantha Bellomy and Mrs. Mary Vipperman both of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, Delbert Copley of Van Lear and the Rev. Charles Copley of Ashland, 2 granddaughters. Big Sandy news, Jan 6, 1988

COLLIER, Lizzie (Barker)
1897-1988
Funeral services for former Martha area resident, Lizzie Collier, 90, Unionville Center, OH, were conducted Jan 15 in Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Robert Sagraves. Burial was in Unionville Center Cemetery. Mrs. Collier died Jan 13 in Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was born Jun 22, 1897 in Elliott County a daughter of the late Harden and Louisa Salyers Barker. Her husband, Harry Collier died in 1965. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Virgil Barker, Thomas Barker and John Barker, and by sisters Margaret Barker and Mary Barker. Survivors are sons, Garnet Collier of West Jefferson, Leonard Collier, of Plain City, Lawrence Collier of Louisa, Reginald Collier, North Lewisburg, and Edgel Collier, Gary, IN; daughters, Darlene Burchett and Shelby Rigsby, both of Unionville Center; 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha and attended the Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church at Amlin, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

COX, Jay
1948-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Jay Cox, Jr., 39, of Trenton, MI were conducted Jan 5 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems and Teddy Preston. Burial was in the Spurlock family cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Cox died Jan 1 in a two vehicle accident in Delaware, OH. Mr. Cox was born Jul 26, 1948, in Louisa, a son of Jay and Sarah Spurlock Cox of Louisa. He was a mechanic. Additional survivors are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Ann Dixon Cox; 3 daughters, Vanessa Cox and Karen Cox, both of Dayton, OH and Teresa Cox of Trenton; a stepdaughter, Charlene Dixon, of Trenton; a son, Jay Cox III of Trenton, a stepson, Douglas Dixon of Trenton; 5 sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Moore, Mrs. Martha Marcum, Mrs. Mary Perkins and Mrs. Mabel Osborne, all of Louisa and Mrs. Debbie Meek of Indianapolis, IN; 4 brothers, John Thomas Cox, Dayton, OH, and Millard Cox, Bennie Clarence Cox and Lawrence Logan Cox, all of Louisa and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

EVANS, Luda (Dobyns)
1899-1988
Funeral services for Luda Evans, 88, of Louisa, will be conducted today (Jan 27) at 2 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial will be in the Dobyns Cemetery at Martha, KY. Mrs. Evans died Jan 25 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center.  She was born Apr 9,1 899 at Martha, KY, a daughter of the late C. K. and Mary Francis Peters Dobyns. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Evans, in 1969. Survivors include 4 brothers, Russell Dobyns of Louisa, Boyd Dobyns of Ashland, Eulas Dobyns of Crescent City, FL and Mitchell Dobyns of Russell, KY and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1988

FRAZIER, Clifford
1910-1988
Funeral services for Clifford Frazier, Sr., 77, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Jan 23 at the Cherryville Baptist church by the Rev. Homer Burchett. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Mr. Frazier died Jan 21 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. He was born Sep 13, 1910, at Chestnut, a son of the late Mont V. and Mary Fannin Frazier. He was a retired timberman and a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hall Frazier, 2 daughters, Mrs. Janet Maynard and Mrs. Nadine Little, both of Louisa, a son, Clifford Frazier, Jr. of Louisa; a brother, Mont Frazier, Jr., of Corssville, TN, 6 sisters, Rose Vaughan, Opal Jordan and Mary Chapman, all of Louisa, Ruby Miller of California, and Norma Webber and Blanche Sheppard, both of Michigan; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1988

GARTIN, John Luther
1900-1988
Funeral services for John Luther Gartin, 87, Chillicothe, OH, formerly of Blaine will be conducted Thursday at 10 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Gartin died Jan 4 in Medical Center Hospital, Chillicothe, OH. He was born May 29, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James and Josephine Elkins Gartin. He was a retired farmer and 40 year member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Green Gartin. Survivors include his wife, Mary Trimble Gartin, of Chillicothe, 2 daughters, Pauline Murphy of Phoenix, AZ and Wilma Hall of Columbus, 4 sons, John T. Gartin of Palatka, FL, Robert Gartin of Florida, Bill Gartin of Flatwoods and Eugene Gartin, 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Homer Williams of Morehead, Mrs. John C. Ball of Flatwoods and Mrs. Billy Ross of Chillicothe; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

GILPIN, Flora Lee (Daniels)
1936-1988
Funeral services for Flora Lee Gilpin, 51, Adams Street, Louisa, were conducted Jan 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Edgar Kelly and Rev. Clarence Childers. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Gilpin died Jan 15, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was born Oct 19, 1936 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Morton and Monnie Hall Daniels. Her husband, Jesse Gilpin, died in 1987. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Daniels of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Clark of Louisa and Mrs. Shirley Webb of route 4, Louisa; 2 brothers, Lon Daniels of Louisa and George Daniels of Columbus, OH; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

HANSHAW, Iuka (Pack)
1897-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Iuks Hanshaw, 90, of Wurtland Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Ashland will be conducted today, Jan 6, at the Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Scott Kilgore. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Hanshaw died Jan 1 at Wurtland Manor following an extended illness. Mrs. Hanshaw was born Aug 12, 1897 in Blaine, a daughter of the late George W and America Burchett Pack. Her husband, Carl A. Hanshaw, died in 1956. She was former owner and operator of the Hanshaw Feed Store in Ashland and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ann Duncan of Ashland; a granddaughter, Mrs. Sharon Fahrson of Ashland, whom she reared; 3 sisters, Carrie Blankenship of Dayton, OH, Myrtle Gard of Piketon, OH, and Elsie Waggoner of Grayson; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

HAY, Martin
1899-1987
Funeral services for Martin Hay, 88, Martha, were conducted Jan 1 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, by Rev. Albert Holbrook. Burial was in Elliott Memory Gardens. Mr. Hay was born Sep 22, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jon Franklin and Rebecca Lester Hay. His wife, Georgianna Fannin Hay died in 1982. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church at Martha, Carpenters Local Union 472 in Ashland and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606 in Blaine. Surviving are 7 daughters,  Leola Evans of Martha, Clotine Blankenship of Titusville, FL, Ileana Blackford of Urbana, OH, Glenora Nickels of Mount Clemens, MI, Agnes Ross of Baltimore, OH, Reda Wright of Reynoldsburg, OH and Carol Barker of Catlettsburg; 5 sons, Garden Hay of Sebring, FL, Adrian Hay of South Vienna, OH, Gerald Hay of Columbus, OH, Carson Hay of Ashland and John Frank Hay of Louisa; a sister, Pruda Kitchen of Blaine, a brother, Milton Hay of Springfield, OH; 30 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

JUSTICE, Niza (Fluty)
1900-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Niza Justice, 87, Fort Gay, were conducted Jan 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Fluty-Lick Cemetery. Mrs. Justice died Jan 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Justice was born Sep 22, 1900, in Calf Creek, daughter of the late Laban T. and Nancy Ellen Branham Fluty. Her  husband, Charles M. Justice preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 292 and the Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Justice of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Mrs. Stella Copley of Fort Gay, WV, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

LEMINGS, Ossie
1906-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. Ossie Lemings, 81, Columbus, were conducted Jan 13 in Hayden Baptist Church at Hamlin, OH with interment at Sunset Cemetery. Rev. Lemings died Jan 9, at the residence. He was born Nov 3, 1906 at Cherokee, a son of the late James and Margaret Shephard Lemings. The retiree from Hanna Chemical Coatings was preceded in death by sisters, Monie Houchard and Ollie Miller, daughter Belva Jean Beard, and 3 grandchildren. He served as pastor of Hayden Baptist Church for more than 15 years and was associated with the Church 42 years. Survivors are his wife of 58 years Mrs. Arvena Lemings, sons and daughters in law, James and Judy Lemings, of Crooksville, OH, A. C. (Bud) and Velma Lemings of Santa Clara, CA, John and Carol Lemings of Ashville, OH, Robert and Judy Lemings of Montrose, MI; daughter and son in law, Joanne and Charles Ellyson of Ashville, OH; daughter, Patricia Grubbs of Galloway, OH, 26 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Delbert Lemings of Louisa and Eseczle Lemings of Waverly, OH and a sister, Maudie Reeves of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

MARCUM, Roger Lee
1954-1988
Funeral services for Roger Lee Marcum, 33, of Nolan, WV, formerly of Fort Gay were conducted Jan 23 in Hatfield Funeral Home Chapel, Toler, KY by Rev. Gary Runyons. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Maher, WV. Mr. Marcum died Jan 20 in Mingo County following a car accident. He was born Aug 10, 1954 in Louisa, a son of Earsel and Irene Copley Marcum of Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sheila Lucas Marcum, Nolan, WV, one son, Brandon Everett Marcum and one daughter, Chastity Ann Marcum, both at home; 3 sisters, Elaine Brumfield and Shirley Hughes both of Fort Gay and Rena Carter of Louisa. Hatfield Funeral Home, Toler, KY was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1988

MCKENZIE, May (Wheeler)
Funeral services for Mrs. May McKenzie, 73, of Martha, were conducted Jan 4 in Mazie Union Baptist Church by Rev. Roscoe Lewis, Jr., Rev. Delmain Gilliam and Rev. Denver Ison. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mrs. McKenzie died Jan 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. McKenzie was born Jan 27, 1914 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late John and Effie Green Wheeler. She was a member of the Mazie Union Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Albert Sparks of Martha, 2 brothers, Quentin Wheeler of Marysville, OH and Kermit Wheeler of Florida; 2 sisters, Ruby Kazee of Lucasville, OH and Eva Vanhorn of Lexington, and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

MOORE, Harlan
1912-1988
Funeral services for Harlan Moore, 76, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jan 14 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. and Rev. John I. Fraley. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Jan 12 at the residence. Mr. Moore was born Jun 30, 1912 in Louisa, a son of the late Jerry and Ardellia Thompson Moore. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lizzie VanHoose of Woodstock, OH; 2 brothers Sam Moore of Louisa and Bert Moore of Urbana, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

NOLAN, Egie (Bowe)
1902-1987
Funeral services for Egie Nolan, 85, were conducted Dec 24 at Grace Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union, Columbus by Rev. Kenneth Fuller and Rev. Lee Tabor. Burial was there. Mrs. Nolan died Dec 21 at Alum Crest Nursing Home. She was born Feb 24, 1902, daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Castle Bowe. Survivors include 2 daughters, Velma Wellman of Chula Vista, CA, Wanda (Lovell) May, Columbus, one son, Robert Nolan, Worthington, KY, a sister in law, Hattie Bowe, Columbus, 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

Clarification: Egie Nolan, 85, Columbus, who was buried Dec 24 in Columbus, was born at Busseyville. An additional survivor is a sister, Edith Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1988

OWEN, Lauretta Clifford (Wilson)
1896-1988
Funeral services for Lauretta Clifford Wilson Owen, former Louisa teacher, Huntington, were conducted Jan 14 in Ridgelawn Abbey of Devition in Huntington by Dr. R. F. Smith, Jr. Mrs. Owen died Jan 12 in Huntington. She was daughter of the late William F. and Arminta McClung Wilson of Louisa and preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Albert H. Owen. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Among the Louisa survivors are first cousins Daisy Emmons, Genoa Britton and Ernestine Caudill. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church; Louisa Chapter D.A.R. National Education Association, West Virginia Education Association, W.V.A.R.S.E. and C.C.A.R.S.E. she was a graduate of Louisa High School, received a B.S. degree from Kentucky Normal College and attended Morris Harvey College. She was a teacher in Louisa and Huntington schools for 24 years, former treasurer for Wilson Welding Co., Inc and a stockholder and on the Board of Directors. Big Sandy news, Jan 20,1988

PAGE, Nancy (Caines)
1893-1988
Graveside services for Mrs. Nancy Caines Page, 94, Kenova, former resident of Louisa area, were conducted Jan 9 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Alan Sheriff. She was born Sep 28, 1893 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Andy and Jenny Biggs Caines, but lived most of her life in Louisa and Lawrence County. She was a member of First Christian Church, Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Page, one son, John Franklin Page, and 2 sisters and 6 brothers. Surviving are 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Cheryl Gulliksen of  Stockton, CA and Dennis F. page of Alamosa, CO; one daughter in law, Mrs. Alice B. Page of Stockton; 3 sisters in law, Mrs. Imogene L. Caines and Mrs. Marie Caines, both of Kenova and Mrs. Myra Caines of Canton, GA, 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

RAMEY, Rosie (Cordle)
1905-1987
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Rosie Ramey, 81, of Lexington, were conducted Dec 31 in Twin Fork Nazarene Church Catlettsburg with burial in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Ramey died Dec 28 in Lexington. Mrs. Ramey was born Apr 13, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Justice Cordle. Surviving are her stepmother, Lottie Boggs Cordle of Lockbourne, OH; 5 sons, Kyutis Ramey of Flatwoods, Kelley Ramey of Newport, RI, Granvel Ramey of Houston, TX, Johnny Ramey of Chicago, IL, and Okie Ramey of Watertown, WS; 3 daughters, Mrs. Estill (Goldie) Preston of Ashland, Mrs. David (Ernestine) Howard of Marion, OH and Charlotte Bailey Jenkins of Lexington; 2 brothers, Okie Cordle of Chillicothe, OH, and John Cordle of Newark, OH; a half brother, Charles Cordle of Lancaster, OH; a sister, Mary Pettit of Lancaster; 5 half sisters, Carrie Campbell of Lockbourne, Elizabeth Campbell of Amanda, OH, Syble Flowers of Lancaster, Deloris Rumer of Jacksonville, FL and Sue Blackstone of Lima, OH; 40 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

RUCKER, Thornton
1917-1988
Funeral services for Thornton Rucker, 70, Webbville, were conducted Jan 5 in Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, with burial in Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Rucker died Jan 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Rucker was born Jul 6, 1917 at Bells Trace, a son of the late Charles Walter and Coney Posey Rucker. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of Carpenter’s Local No. 472. He was World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Griffith Rucker, 4 sons, Edgar Rucker of Dayton, OH, timothy Thornton Rucker of Fort Gay, WV, Paul Douglas Rucker of Webbville and Jamie Robin Rucker of Willard; 5 daughters, Barbara Fleming of Webbville, Bethel Rucker of Dayton, OH, Agnes Adams of Willard, Regina Reiser of Hampshire, IL, and Rita Shinaberry of Cardington, OH; and 2 sisters, Juanita Sturgill of Dayton, OH and Joy Neuman of Marietta, GA. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

SAMMONS, Millard M.
1920-1988
Funeral services for Millard M. Sammons, 67, Point section, were conducted Jan 15 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Sammons died Jan 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Sammons was born Jun 20, 1920 in Louisa, a son of the late M. C. and Grace Maynard Sammons. He was a retired Columbia Gas Co. employee with 35 years service and a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Daphne Stansberry Sammons, a daughter: Mrs. James "Sue" B. Young, Shalimar, FL; a son: John M. Sammons, route 3, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Charlie "Pansy" Williamson, Toler, KY, Mrs. Arnold "Marie" Childers, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Lawrence "Deloris" Hardin, Trenton, MI and Mrs. Ann Hammond, route 2 Louisa; 2 brothers: Frank H. Sammons, and Harlan Sammons both of Columbus, OH; 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

SEXTON, Gladys (Bowling)
1908-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Sexton, 79, Webbville, were conducted Jan 17 in Willard Wesleyan Church by the Rev. David Wilcox. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Sexton died Jan 14 in Martin. Mrs. Sexton was born Feb 1, 1908 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Charles Robert and Amy Rucker Bowling. Her husband, Claude Sexton, died in 1981. She was a retired cook for Inland Steel Co. and a member of the Willard Wesleyan Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Bradford of Weeksbury and Doris Stumbo of McDowell; 2 sons, James Sexton of Zanesville, OH, and Richard Curtis Sexton of Webbville, a sister, Wilma Jean Gibson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 2 brothers, C. Glen Bowling of Grayson and James Clayton Bowling of Ashland; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1988

STEELE, Everette
1911-1988
Funeral services for Everette L. Steele, 76, Ashland, were conducted Saturday Jan 23 in the Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Rodney Hale. Burial was in the Kirby Flats Cemetery. Mr. Steele died Wednesday, Jan 20 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Cemetery. Mr. Steele was born Dec 9, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of C. C. and Nancy Steele. His wife, Violet Kiser Steele, died in 1984. He was a retired brickmaker from the Big Run Coal and Clay Co in Princess, a Kentucky Colonel and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are 4 daughters, Gail Reeves and Linda Boggs both of Ashland, Diana Green of Portsmouth, OH and Vicki Porter of Orlando, FL; 5 sons, David Steele of Palm Bay, FL, Paul G. Steele and Larry Steele, both of Ashland, Jack Steele of Grayson and John Steele of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, Burns Steele of Ashland and Herb Steele of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Dorothy Conklin of Palm Bay, Shirley Jackson and Opal Carpenter, both of Columbus and Pauline Zimmerman of Texas, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1988

THORPE, Roy Lee
1939-1988
Funeral services for Roy Lee Thorpe, 48, Post Charlotte, FL were conducted Jan 24 in Steen Funeral Home at Cannonsburg with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Thorpe died Jan 21 in Grant Hospital in Columbus following a lengthy illness. Mr. Thorpe was born Oct 12, 1939 in Biggs, KY, a son of the late Zion and Nola Mae Whitt Thorpe. He was a former salesman for Ford Motor Co. a member of the Masonic Lodge in West Carrollton, OH and attended the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Steil Thorpe; a son, Michael Lee Thorpe of Dayton, OH, 2 daughters, Bobbi Thorpe Detro of Verona, OH, and Sarah Nannette Thorpe at home; a brother, Jim Thorpe of Catlettsburg and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1988

WILKS, Clayton
1949-1988
Funeral services fro Clayton Wilks, 38, Webbville, were conducted Jan 3 in Webb Chapel with burial in Bishop Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Wilks was born Dec 30, 1949 in Lawrence County, a son of Dan Wilks of Webbville and the late Georgia Bishop Wilks. He was a cabinet maker. Surviving in addition to his father are 5 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Samson and Mrs. Cecil Fridley, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles Williams of Flatwoods, Mrs. William Beach of Nappanee, IN, and Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Rush; 6 brothers, Phillip Wilks, Herbert Wilks, Lesley Wilks and Harvey Wilks all of Webbville and Paul Wilks and James Wilks, both of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1988

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FEBRUARY

BOWEN, Veronica Lynn
1980-1988
Funeral services for Veronica Lynn Bowen, 8, of route 1, Crum, WV will be conducted today (Feb 17) at 1 p.m. at the Temple Belle United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa by Elder Liss Bowen. Burial will be in Bowen and Sammons Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Veronica Bowen was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa on Feb 14, following a brief illness. She was born Jan 8, 1980 in Louisa, daughter of Paul and Loretta Bowen. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 sisters, Jennis Bowen and Miranda Bowen, both at home, one brother, Paul Bowen, Jr., at home; maternal grandparents, Ray and Nancy Whitt, route 5, Louisa, paternal grandparents, Ben and Mary Bowen, route 1, Crum. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 17, 1988

BURCHETTE, Oliver Thomas
1909-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Oliver T. Burchette, 78 of Oxnard, CA were conducted Jan 26 a the Chapel of Islands at Conejo Mt. Memorial Park in Camarillo, with the Rev. Scott Jolley and Dr. John Jackson of the Oxnard First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Mr. Burchette died Jan 21 in an Oxnard hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jul 26, 1909 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas Hartwell and Maggie Cooper Burchette. Mr. Burchette was a WWII veteran, having served in the navy, and was a member of Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM in Louisa. He was a retired Ventura County businessman and a member of Oxnard First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Violet, of Oxnard, 2 sons, Lyle of Hollister, MO and Ray of Oxnard, CA; one daughter, Frances Prince of Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

BURCHETT, Paul
1913-1988
Funeral services for Paul Burchett, 74, Star Route, Louisa, were conducted Jan 31 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul R. Diamond and Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Jan 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Burchett was born Oct 26, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Martin “Mart” and Jessie Carter Burchett. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Highway Department in Lawrence County and was a member of the Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Star Route. Surviving are a brother, Riley T. Burchett of Akron, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

BUTCHER, Laura Belle (Hammond)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Laura Belle Butcher, 69, of Whitehouse, were conducted Feb 2 at the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church by Isaac Roland and Charlie Wiley, ministers. Burial was in the Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse. Mrs. Butcher died Jan 30 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Butcher was born sep 15, 1918 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Colonel and Cora Webb Hammond. She was a member of the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Butcher; 4 daughters, Betty Butcher of Orlando, FL, Cora E. Dorsey of Clyde, OH, and Nancy Caponi and Suzi Butcher, both of Sandusky, OH; one brother Colonel Hammond, Jr., of Circleville, OH, five sisters, Neva Hughes of Bresle, FL, Dolly Preston of Louisa, Bessie Grayson of Ashland, Marie Scarberry of Marion, OH and Tina Webb of Indiana; and 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

CHAFFIN, Lloyd K.
Funeral services for Wayne County, WV native Lloyd K. Chaffin, 66, Hollywood, CA were conducted Jan 8 in California with burial at Williams Air Force Base. He died Jan 6 in North Hollywood. Mr. Chaffin was born at Yeager, WV, but spent early years in East Lynn area. He is s graduate of Wayne County High School, son of the late Shade R. and Della Lloyd Chaffin. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the 97th Heavy Bomber Group, 15th Air Force. The master aviation mechanic with Garrett Corporation and Disney Production in California was a member of VFW and masonry. Survivors include his daughter, Ce’an of Los Angeles; 4 sisters, May Stewart of Webbville, Elva Burton of Melbourne, FL, Pauline Brumfield, Phoenix, AZ, and Florence Chaffin, Mesa, AZ, and one grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

CHILDERS, Frank
1895-1988
Funeral services for Frank Childers, 93, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 3 at 2 in the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church, Richardson, KY by Elder Earl Meade and Elder Flem Arrowood. Burial will be in the Childers Cemetery, Richardson, KY. Mr. Childers died Feb 1 at home. He was born Jan 1, 1895 in Lawrence County, a son of Hayden and Mary Borders Childers. He was retired from the Kentucky State Department of Highways and a 25 year member of the Mt. Zion United Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dan Jordan of route 2, Louisa, 2 sons, Joe Childers and Bill Childers, both of route 2, Louisa, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

CHILDERS, J. M.
1925-1988
Funeral services for J. M. Childers, 62, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted today (Feb 10) 2 p.m. at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by ministers, Darrell Ratcliff and William Teems. Burial  will be in Childers family cemetery at Richardson. He was born May 12, 1925 in Lawrence County, son of the late Will S. and Armintie McKenzie Childers. Mr. Childers was a member of the VFW Louisa post and veteran of World War II. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Geneva Hall Childers, 3 daughters: Mrs. Sandra Carter, Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Beverly Jean Hinkle, Louisa, Mrs. Valerie Frasure, Catlettsburg, KY; 3 sons: William Childers, Louisa, Richard Childers and Jay M. Childers both at home; 3 sisters: Mrs. Beatrice Parks, Louisa, Mrs. Wilda Holland, Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Lemaster, Xenia, OH; 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1988

COOK, Ben  P.
1924-1988
Funeral services for Ben P. Cook, 63, route 2, Louisa were conducted Jan 30 in Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by the Rev. Oscar Irvin, Rev. Homer Burchett, Rev. William Teems and Rev. Tommie Meade. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cook was born Mar 15, 1924 in Richardson, a son of the late Sam and Sarah Frye Cook. He was a disabled veteran of the U. S. Army who served during World War II. He was also a member of Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel VanHoose Cook; 2 daughters, Sharon Ratliff and Pamela Bartlett both of Louisa, 3 sons, Tommy Cook of Grove City, OH and Randle Cook and Lonnie Cook, both of Louisa; 2 sisters,  Fern Bowling and Brookie Bowling, both of Flatwoods; 2 brothers,  Raymond Cook of Union Town, OH and Eugene Cook of Dayton, OH; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

DANIELS, Mabel (Brown-Boyd)
1910-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Daniels of Ulysses were conducted Feb 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by ministers Charles Stewart and Dick Vanhoose. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Daniels died Mar 9 in Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Mrs. Daniels was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dan and Lydia Borders Brown. She was a retired registered nurse form the Paintsville Hospital and a member of the Borders Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ed Daniels; 2 sons, George Herman Boyd and Willis Keith Boyd, both of Ashland; one daughter, Patricia Ann VanHoose of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Marvel Boyd of Paintsville and Shirley Conley of Wittensville; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 17, 1988

ESTEP, Nora (Ballenger)
1913-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Estep, 74, 408 Berry St., Louisa, were conducted Feb 14 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Estep died Feb 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Estep was born Jun 8, 1913 in Oklahoma, a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Geasland Ballenger. Her husband, Robert Lee Estep died in 1969. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

FERGUSON, Harold
1918-1988
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Harold Leroy Ferguson, 69, Fredericksburg, VA, were conducted Jan 29 in Fredericksburg with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Ferguson died Jan 26 in University of Virginia Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born Jun 7, 1918 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Wayne and Eskie Rigg Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a retired Exxon Corp. employee, with 37 years of service. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran and a member and a deacon at Ferry Farms Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Greer Ferguson; 2 sons Michael Lee Ferguson of Vernon, CT and Gary Alan Ferguson of Alexandria, VA; 2 brothers, George “Joe: Ferguson of Bristol, VA and Bill E. Ferguson of Ashland; 5 sisters, Doris Finley, Glenna Wellman and Dorene Simpkins, all of Huntington, WV, Wanda Maynard of South Point, OH, and Betty Adkins of Hurricane, WV and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1988

HAZLETT, William
1921-1988
Funeral services for William Clarence (Bill) Hazlett, 66, Louisa, were conducted Feb 15 in Smokey valley Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Ronnie Wheeler. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hazlett died Feb 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa Mr. Hazlett was born Jun 22, 1921 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Charlie and Mary Della Parker Hazlett. He was a retired U. S. Postal Service employee, a World War II veteran, and a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lydia Evelyn Sturgill Hazlett; 2 daughters, Jo Thornsberry and Paulette Newsome both of Louisa; a son, Roy Hazlett at home, a brother, Charles Raymond Hazlett of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

JAMES, John Wesley
1904-1988
Funeral services for John Wesley James, 83, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Feb 20 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Mr. James died Feb 17 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. James was born Aug 6, 1904 in McCombs, a son of the late Daniel Webster and Sarah Maynard James. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Co., a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 31 years and a former deacon in the Buffalo Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Nunnery James; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Phillips of Allen and Mrs. Jacqueline Jenkins of Ashland, a son, Don James of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1988

KITCHEN, Arthur
1915-1988
Funeral services for former Louisan Arthur Kitchen, 72, Columbus, were conducted Feb 13 in Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Harry Fegan. Mr. Kitchen died Feb 11 in Oakridge Nursing Home in Columbus. Mr. Kitchen was born Jun 24, 1915 in Gladys, a son of the late C. C. and Emily Wright Kitchen. He was a retired furniture store employee. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Flossie Kitchen Chaffin of Louisa; a brother, Tivis Kitchen of Louisa; a half brother, Willie Hamilton of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

LANE, Dorothy Dora (Dean)
1898-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dorothy Dora Dean Lane, 89, Rogers, Ark., were conducted Jan 18 in the Elliott-Gentry Chapel by Rev. Dick Wakefield. Eastern Star rites were also conducted. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery. She died Jan 15 in the Rose Care Center, Rogers. She was born Apr 30, 1898, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late Stanton and Maude Berry Dean. She was a member of the Imanuel Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Lane, who died in 1964 and a son Van Field Lane who died in 1972; 2 sisters, Argie and Eugie. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Miller of Rogers; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Lawrence County relatives are Mrs. S. W. Burton, Mrs. Louise Kingsmore, Mrs. Pearl Greer, Mrs. Dorothy Akers, of Louisa Mrs. Arline Skaggs of Martha and Mrs. Bess Witt of Frankfort. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1988

MALONEY, Pryce, Jr.
1924-1988
Funeral services for Pryce Maloney, Jr., 63, Springhill, Louisa, were conducted Feb 2 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Humphrey and Rev. Harry Fegan. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY. Mr. Maloney died Jan 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Mar 17, 1924 in Hazard a son of Pryce Malone, Sr. and Caroline Taulbee Maloney, both deceased. He was a retired maintenance mechanic for Kentucky Power Co. and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Reynolds Maloney; 2 daughters, Mrs. Susan D. Humphrey and Mrs. Beth Ann Mills, both of Lexington; 2 brothers, Jess Maloney of Lexingotn and Hobart Maloney of San Antonio, TX and one grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1988

NUNLEY, Hartford, Sr.
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Hartford Nunley, Sr., 82, of Rush will be conducted today (Feb 3) at 1 in the Grayson Church of God by Charlie Grizzle, minister. He died Jan 31 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Nunley was born Dec 13, 1905 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Sarah Frazier Nunley. He was a retired welder for Whitehead and Kales of Detroit, MI. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy “Nan” Brown Nunley, 6 daughters, Geneva Deal of Philadelphia, PA, Virginia Halterman of Grayson, Beverly Mesmer of Carey, OH, Evelyn Warner of Springfield, OH, Bonita Joan Morrison of Ashland, and Doris Barr of Louisville; 5 sons, Fred Nunley of Argillite, Harford Nunley, Jr., of Upper Sandusky, OH, Phillip Nunley and Donald Nunley both of Rush, and James Nunley of Grayson; 2 sisters, Lizzie Smith and Gladys Smith both of Lucasville, OH; 36 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1988

PRESTON, Raymond
1915-1988
Funeral services for Raymond Preston, 72, Louisa, were conducted Feb 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Preston family cemetery. Mr. Preston died Feb 5 in Louisa. Mr. Preston was born Oct 15, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Ransome and Della Compton Preston. He was a retired painter and World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are 5 sisters, Mrs. Legotha E. Short, Mrs. Pauline Young, both of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel M. Dixon, Mrs. Gladys Condra and Mrs.Clotine Stewart, all of West Virginia; a brother, Elwood Preston of West Virginia and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 10, 1988

RICE, Ashley
1987-1988
Graveside services for infant Ashley S. Rice, 3 months old were conducted Feb 23 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. Tim York. She died Feb 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa.  She was born Nov 17, 1987 at Louisa, a daughter of Jennifer Frasher of Louisa and Glendon Rice, Jr. of Ashland. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 half brothers, Christopher Lee Frasher and Shane Kyle Frasher, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Erma Frasher, Louisa and Jess Frasher, route 4, Louisa and maternal great grandmother, Anna Lee Jones of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 24, 1988

RIGSBY, Hobart G.
1927-1988
Funeral services for Hobart G. Rigsby, 60, Blaine, were conducted Feb 8 in Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha, by the Rev. John Pelfrey and Rev. Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in the Rigsby Cemetery. Mr. Rigsby died Feb 5 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rigsby was born Dec 23, 1927 in Johnson County, a son of Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. He was a disabled oil field worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mannie Pelfrey Rigsby; 3 sons, Hobart G. Rigsby, Jr., of Ashland, OH, David Rigsby of Marion, OH and Mike Rigsby of Paintsville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Linda Lewis and Brenda Lewis both of Marion, OH, Judy Mason of Cardington, OH and Laura Keeton of Blaine; 2 brothers, John Rigsby of Keeton and Jackie Rigsby of River; 2 sisters, Mrs. Audie Davidson of Louisa and Magalene Keely of Keeton; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1988

SKAGGS, Effa (Skaggs)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Effa Skaggs, 83, Martha, will be conducted today (Feb 24) at 2 p.m. in her home by Rev. Paula Keaton and Rev. Elmo Ferguson. Burial will be in the Skaggs family cemetery at Martha. Mrs. Skaggs died Feb 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jan 11, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Leo and Dora Skaggs. She was a retired merchant and a member of the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Martin Earl Skaggs, of Martha; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Geneva) Wright, Dayton, OH, 3 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1988

SKAGGS, James Junior
1919-1988
Funeral arrangements for James Junior Skaggs 68, of Louisa, are incomplete. Mr. Skaggs died Feb 22 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. He was born Oct 23, 1919 in Johnson County, a son of the late Virgil and Ollie Ward Skaggs. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1988

STAFFORD, Darryl
1922-1988
Funeral services for Darryl J. Stafford, 65, Ashland, will be conducted Thursday, Feb 18, at 1 p.m. in the Steen Funeral Home Ashland Chapel by minister Clyde Callihan. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Stafford died Feb 14 at his home following a short illness. Mr. Stafford was born Jun 6, 1922 in Van Lear, a son of the late Joe Cephus and Daisy Gooslin Stafford. He was owner and operator of Darryl’s Car Co and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Curnutte Stafford, 3 sons, John D. Stafford, Joe Cephus Stafford, II and Roy C. Stafford, all of Ashland, 5 daughters, Anita Stafford, Sheliah Keelin and Teresa Carter, all of Ashland, Sandy Stafford of Stuart, FL and Pauletta Wilson of Louisa; 2 sisters, Fern Hager of Tampa, FL and Agnes Dillon of Lavaletta, WV; and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

THOMPSON, Marshall Wilson
Funeral services for Webbville native Marshall Wilson Thompson, 74, Lexington, were conducted Feb 16 with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Feb 13 in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the son of the late John Milton and Samantha Webb Thompson. For more than 40 years he was an employee of the Lexington Wholesale Grocery Co. and for 15 years prior to retirement was employed by Kentucky Food Stores. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Richmond Road Community Church. Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Howe Thompson, one daughter, Monnie Louise Yanoso, Richmond; 2 sons, Marshall Ray Thompson, Harrodsburg and Charles Edward Thompson, Georgetown; 2 half sisters, Jewell Stone, Indiana and Audrey Dillon, Wayne, WV; 6 grandchildren; step children, Deen and Shay Howe, Cheryl Hall, Steven and Michael Walker and 2 step great granddaughters. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1988

VINSON, Winfield Scott, Sr.
1906-1988
Funeral services for Winfield Scott Vinson, Sr., 81, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted today (Feb 24) at 10 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery at Brady, WV. Mr. Vinson died Feb 21 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Sep 10,1906 in Louisa, a son of the late Jamerson and Hattie Hager Vinson. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Richardson Lodge 699 F & AM. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. David (Regina) Mullins, IL; 2 sons, W. Scott Vinson, Jr., of Valdosta, GA and James S. Vinson of Gallipolis, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Vesta) Bond of Laws Vegas, NV and Roberta Vinson of Ironton, OH; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1988

WEBB, Austin O.
1898-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Austin O. Webb, 89, Richwood, OH were conducted Feb 16 in Bellinger Funeral Home, Richwood, by Rev. Don Scribner. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Richwood. Mr. Webb died in Maryanne General Hospital in Richwood. He was born Jun 4, 1898 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John M. and Onia Chadwick Webb. Survivors include his wife, Vadie Holbrook Webb; 2 sons, Leonard J. Webb and John R. Webb of Richwood; 2 daughters, Dorothy H. Webb of Richwood and Betty Scheiderer of Columbus, 2 sisters, Laura Sawyer of Webbville and Myrtle Bower; 4 grandsons and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1988

WELLMAN, Bill
1925-1988
Funeral services for Bill Wellman, 62, Fort Gay, were conducted Feb 2 in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Randy Ratcliff, Rev. Ronnie Maynard, and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Branham Cemetery. Mr. Wellman died Jan 30 in Veterans Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Wellman was born Aug 18, 1925 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Theron and Rhoda Dillon Wellman. He was a retired postal service employee, a World War II veteran, member of the DAV and the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Lou Wellman, 7 sisters, Mrs. Susie Bonter, of Edgerton, OH, Mrs. Virgie Sparks and Mrs.  Eula Vigeron, Mrs. Fern Casler and Mrs. Hattie Stegall, all of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Betty Branham of Fort Gay and a brother, Alvis Wellman of Lodi, OH.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1988

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MARCH

ALLEY, Lloyd
1907-1988
Funeral services for Lloyd Alley, 81, route 1, Louisa will be conducted Thursday (Mar 3) at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jeff Lambert.. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Alley died Mar 1 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. He was born Jan 8, 1907 at Williamson, WV, a son of the late Arson and Sarah Thompson Alley. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and the Methodist Church. His wife, Beulah Blair Alley died in 1970.  Survivors include  one son, Paul Alley of route 1, Louisa; 3 sisters, Etta Alley of Oceana, WV, Mrs. Me Rose and Mrs. Hazel Scott both of Chattaroy, WV; one brother Okey Alley of Chattaroy ; and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

BELL, Willis
1925-1988
Graveside services for Lawrence county native Willis Bell, 62, of Westwood were conducted Mar 29 at the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bell died Mar 27 in the King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. He was born Jun 17, 1925 in Lawrence county, son of th elate Hartford and Hazel Castle Bell. His wife, Mrs. Madeline Thompson Bell, died in 1982. He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie M. Allen of South Shore; a sister, Norva J. Davis of DeLand, FL and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1988

BERRY, Floyd
1908-1988
Funeral services for Floyd (Bud) Berry, 79, of route 3, Louisa, will be conducted today Mar 23, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial will be in the Berry family cemetery Route 3, Louisa. Mr. Berry died Mar 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Apr 8, 1908, at Route 3, Louisa, son of the late Jim and Laura Adams Berry. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 2 sisters, Myrtle Blankenship of Catlettsburg and Margie Caudill of Louisa; and 5 brothers, Worth Berry of Louisa, Curt Berry, Custer Berry, Jack Berry and Russell Berry, all of route 3, Louisa, 11 nieces and 9 nephews. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1988

CLAY, Elwyn, Jr.
1937-1988
Funeral services for Elwyn Clay, Jr. 50, of Louisa, were conducted Mar 21, in First Baptist Church by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Clay was stabbed to death Mar 18 in Lima, OH. Mr. Clay was born Apr 17, 1937 in Kermit, WV, a son of Esther Dalton Cassady Clay and the late Elwyn Lee Clay, Sr. He was a welder and union representative for the UAW. He worked for General Dynamics and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa, the Elks Club in Sistersville, WV and a Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carroll Clay, Louisa; a daughter: Mrs. Sherry Preston, Louisa, 3 sons: Gary Clay, Louisa, Bobby Clay, Pittsburg, PA, Steve Clay, Louisa; 3 sisters: Geneva Bushnell, Jacksonville, FL, Sue Schultze, Kissimmee, FL, Judy Maynard, Inez; a brother: James E. Clay, Virgie, KY; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1988

COMPTON, Nolda Sue (Young)
1941-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Nolda Sue Compton, 46, of Ulysses were conducted Mar 8 at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Young family cemetery at Ulysses. Mrs. Compton died Mar 5 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Compton was born Apr 20, 1941 in Van Lear, a daughter of the late John Logan and Edna Borders Young. Surviving are her husband, Clayton Glen Compton; two sons, Virgil Daniels, Jr., and John Glen Compton, both of Ulysses; one daughter, Barbara Sue Young of Lowmansville; one brother, Lloyd Young of Charlie and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1988

COOK, Leota B. (Hooser)
1899-1988
Graveside services for Mrs. Leota B. Cook, 88, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted today Mar 2 at 1 p.m. at the Lakin Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Cook died Feb 27 in Providence Hospital, Columbia. Mrs. Cook was born Nov 27, 1899 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Verna Skeens Hooser. Her husband, Richard Eldon Cook, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bayview Baptist Church in Columbia. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Reva Stidon of Columbia; 2 sons, Dr. Herman Cook of Iowa and Richard G. Cook of Braden, FL, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

DANIELS, Mary (Clay)
1928-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Daniels, 60, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Mar 12 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Edgar Kelly. Burial was in the Coburn Cemetery, Route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Daniels died Mar 10 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Daniels was born Oct 14, 1928 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Bill and Nora Cox Clay. Surviving are her husband, Lon Daniels; 4 sons, Lon David Daniels, Ronnie Daley Daniels, Ralph Douglas Daniels, Earl Ray Daniels, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Spurlock of Clifford, Mrs. Molly Perry of Louisa and Mrs. Jane Pack of Wayne, WV; 4 brothers, Walter Clay, Bill Clay, John Paul Clay and Tom Clay, all of Louisa, 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1988

EDWARDS, Hurston
1910-1988
Graveside rites for Hurston Edwards, 77, Blaine, were conducted Mar 15 in Evans Cemetery at Blaine by Rev. Roger Ross. Mr. Edwards died Mar 13 at the residence. Mr. Edwards was born Apr 12, 1910 in Blaine, a son of the late Merideth Jackson and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. He was a retired employee of Copeland Refrigeration Corp. and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are 3 sisters: Mrs. Luda Stephens, Mt. Gilead, OH, Mrs. Sarah Moore, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Eliza Ferguson, Blaine; 4 brothers: Charley Edwards and Earl Edwards both of Ashland, KY, John David Edwards and Dolphus Edwards both of Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1988

EKERS,  Okey
1904-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Okey Ekers, 83, Holiday, FL, were conducted Feb 21 in Wellman Funeral Home by Rev. Lawrence Martindale. Burial was in Reber Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ekers died Feb 17 in Riverside Hospital in New Port Richie, FL. He was born Feb 25, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lee and Samantha Wellman Ekers. The U. S. Army veteran of World War II was a retired mechanic for Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Mary Houck Ekers, 2 daughters, Gladys Perroud of Houston, TX and Judith O’Neal of Holiday; a stepson, Frank Henson of Circleville; a brother, Frank Ekers of Columbus, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

KISE, Charlie
1901-1988
Funeral services for Charlie Kise, 86, Meades Branch, were conducted Mar 18 in Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jimmy Bevins with burial in Kise Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Kise died Mar 15 as the result of an automobile accident on U. S. 23 Mr. Kise was born Feb 19, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Chance and Elizabeth Travis Kise. He was a retired laborer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Kise; 2 daughters: Mrs. Bobby Cooper, Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Larry West, Louisa, 5 sons: Donald Kise, Indianapolis, Bobby Kise, Toledo, OH, Eugene Kise, Indianapolis, Raymond Kise, Louisa, Billy Kise, Indianapolis; 4 sisters: Mrs. Nola Bobst, Waverly, OH, Mrs. Harmon Ehrman, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Walter Hartley, South Vienna, OH, Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Louisa; 2 brothers: Buster Kise and Edgar Kise both of Louisa; 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1988

LEE, Violet Mae (Lycan)
1921-1988
Funeral services for Violet Mae Lycan Lee, 66, of Acworth, GA, formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 13 at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by Rev. Larry Murphy. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. She died Mar 9 in Acworth. She was born Aug 7, 1921 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Sartain and Byrd Wellman Lycan. Surviving are 2 sons, James Edward Lee and Randy Joe Lee, both of Acworth; one sister, Mrs. Frank Wellman of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1988

MERIDITH, Creda (Haney)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Creda Mae Merideth, 82, Fort Gay, were conducted Mar 7 in Young Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Merideth died Mar 4 in Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, OH. Mrs. Merideth was born Jan 26, 1906 in Covington, a daughter of the late Henry and Lyda Jacobs Haney. Her husband, Bevlie Merideth died in 1987. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 687, Jackson, Miss. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Loretta Barbour, Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Kenova, WV; a son: Cullie Merideth, Jackson, Miss., 2 sisters: Mrs. Anna Mary Montgomery and Mrs. Frances Burgess both of St. Petersburg, FL, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1988

MOORE, Nancy (O’Daniel)
1892-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy O’Daniel Moore, 95, Louisa, were conducted Mar 7 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Basil Hatfield. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Mar 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Moore was born Jun 26, 1892, in Hewlett, a daughter of the late David Alonzo and Mary Sperry O’Daniel. Surviving are her husband, Eli Moore, 2 daughters: Mrs. William Mayo, route 4 Louisa, Mrs. Curtiss Carter, Stewart, VA; 2 sons: Ralph Moore, route 3, Louisa and Paul Moore, Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, Mar 9,1988

MORGAN, James
Graveside services for James Britt Morgan, 73, Louisa, were conducted Mar 20 in Wooten Cemetery with Teddy Preston officiating. Mr. Morgan died Mar 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Morgan was born in Birmingham, AL, a son of the late Henry and Laura Hensley Morgan. He was a retired coal miner and construction worker. Surviving are a son, a daughter, a brother and 5 sisters, Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1988

NIX, Emily Krista
1988-1988
Graveside services for infant Emily Krista Nix, daughter of Harry, Jr. and Sherry Doss Nix, Marietta, GA were conducted Mar 27 in the Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay. She died at birth at Marietta. Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Roger and Loretta Doss of Fort Gay and paternal grandparents, Harry and Lorena Nix of Georgia; and a great grandmother, Romaine Sammons of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1988

QUEEN, Anna M. (Waddell)
1893-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Mrs. Anna M. Waddell Queen, 95, of Denton, will be conducted today Mar 2 at 11 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson conducted by Elder Gene Masters. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Queen died Feb 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Queen was born Jan 30, 1893 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Meredith Franklin and Rhoda Webb Waddell. Her husband, Calvin Queen died in 1986. She was a retired teacher in the Lawrence County school system and a retired employee of the Tennessee Gas Authority, a member of the Bolts Fork Missionary Baptist Church, a graduate of Kentucky Normal Institute in Grayson and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are a son, Meredith Byron Queen, of Hitchens, a sister, Frances Jordan of Mansfield, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

RICE, Ashley
1987-1988
Graveside services fro infant Ashley S. Rice, 3 months old were conducted Feb 23 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. Tim York. She died Feb 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 17, 1987 at Louisa, a daughter of Jennifer Frasher of Louisa and Glendon Rice, Jr. of Ashland. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 half brothers, Christopher Lee Frasher and Shane Kyle Frasher, both at home the maternal grandparents, Erma Frasher, Louisa and Jess Frasher of route 4, Louisa and the maternal great grandmother, Anna Lee Jones of Louisa. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1988

ROWE, Georgia (Bowen)
1898-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Rowe, 90, of Louisa, were conducted Feb 27 at the Young Funeral Home by Elder Flem Arrowood and Elder Lawrence Arrowood, Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Rowe died Feb 24 at her home. Mrs. Rowe was born Jan 7, 1898, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Henry and Emma Jane Hammond Bowen. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 65 years. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Roe, a daughter, Clestenia Rowe, of Louisa, a son, Arthur Young of Ashland, a stepdaughter, Vennie Lewis of El Cajon, CA; 2 stepsons, Everette Rowe of Lafayette, GA and Arnum Rowe of Louisa; 18 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

SHORT, Donald L.
1928-1988
Funeral services for Donald L. Short, 59, of Louisa, will be conducted today (Mar 2) at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Edgar Kelley. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Military graveside rites will be performed a the Greenlawn Cemetery by the local veterans organizations, Post 89 American Legion, Post 92 Paralyzed Veterans of Eastern Kentucky, Post 6103 VFW, Jack M. Roberts, Sr. Vice Commander District 13 and James E. Lyon Chaplain District 13. Mr. Short died Feb 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Short was born Dec 18, 1928 at Mohican, WV, a son of the late Harlan and Fannie Waddle Short. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 6103 in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Fugitt Short; a daughter, Mrs. Tammy Webb of Louisa; a son, Bill Short of Ashland, a brother, several sisters, and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1988

SMITH, Tom
1918-1988
Funeral services for Tom Smith, 69, of route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, Mar 16 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harry Christian. Burial will be in the Albert Ferguson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. He died Mar 13 in the Pike County Community Hospital, Waverly, OH. He was born Mar 16, 1918 at Quaker, WV, son of the late Edward and Nancy Ellen Roseberry Smith. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Ferguson Smith, Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Scott of Atlanta, GA, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Hampton both of South Point, OH; one son, Dennis S. Smith of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Akers of Fort Gay and Mrs. Nora Crabtree of Rittman, OH; one brother, Everett Smith of route 1, Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1988

TACKETT, Paul Edward
1941-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Paul Edward Tackett, 46, of Glens Falls, NY were conducted Mar 11 at Regan and Denny Funeral Home in  (Queensbury) Glens Falls, NY by Rev. Gary Mercure.  Burial was in the Pine View Cemetery, Glens Falls. Mr. Tackett died Mar 8 at Glens Falls Hospital following a short illness. He was born Jul 3, 1941 in Lawrence County, KY, son of the late Edward Lee and Josephine Roark Tackett. Mr. Tackett was a well known employee in the contractor sales department of the Woodbury Lumber co. for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Glens Falls Veterans of  Foreign Ward Post 2475 serving as post commander in 1986. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and served in Vietnam 1967-68. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Casey Tackett; 3 sons, Marine Corporal Paul E. Tackett, II, William B. Tackett and Jeffrey L. Tackett, all of Glens Falls, one sister, Doretha Lambert of Wurtland, KY; 3 brothers, John A. Tackett of Louisa, William Howard Tackett of Fort Myers, FL and Jack Tackett of Fallsburg; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1988

TRIPLETT, Effie (Triplett)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Triplett, 81, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Mar 20 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery. Mrs. Triplett died Mar 17 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Triplett was born Mar 24, 1906, in Logan County, WV, a daughter of the late Vent and Carrie Ross Triplett. Her husband, Noah Lee Triplett, died in 1973. She was a member of the Waterson Freewill Baptist Church at Webbville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nina Triplett, of Webbville, a son, Paul Ray Webb of Webbville; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Mazie Wilks of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Violet Baker and Mrs. Rosemary Bucci both of Columbus, OH; 2 stepsons, Glen Triplett of Mansfield, OH and Ballard Triplett of Grove City; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1988

TUSSEY, Cora (Thompson)
1910-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Cora Tussey, 78, Ashland, were conducted Mar 18 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. John Weaver. Mrs. Tussey died Mar 16 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center. Mrs. Tussey was born Jan 23, 1910 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Thompson) Thompson. Her husband, C. C. Tussey, died in 1979. Mrs. Tussey, her late husband, and family owned and operated Tussey Brothers Roofing Co. She moved to Ashland in the 1920’s and was a member of the Central Baptist, the Order of Eastern Star 119 and the White Shrine Amaranth. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Rogers of Winchester, a son, William J. Tussey of Ashland, a sister, Gladys Ball of Ashland, a brother, Jack Thompson, of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1988

WEBB, Eliza (Johnson)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Eliza Johnson Webb, 81, Hillsboro, OH, were conducted Mar 27 at Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro by Rev. Robert Hudson with burial in New Market Cemetery near Hillsboro. Mrs. Webb died Mar 23 at Mercy Hospital near Cincinnati. She was born in Lawrence County, Sep 19, 1906, daughter of the late Mason and Elizabeth Holbrook Johnson. She was a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters. Survivors include 2 sons, Willie Webb, Louisville, W. Clayton Webb, Hillsboro, 2 daughters, Kathleen Main, Phyllis Walker, both of Hillsboro; 2 brothers, John Johnson, Sunbury, OH, Talmage Johnson, Delaware, OH; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1988

WEBB, Mattie (Queen)
1895-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Queen Webb, 92, of Flatwoods were conducted Mar 29 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Milan and the Rev. John Weaver. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Webb died Mar 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Webb was born Jun 2, 1895, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late John D. and Ella Taylor Queen. Her husband, Wesley Webb, died in 1964. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are 3 sons, Jay B. Webb of Ashland, Wesley Webb Jr. and C. R. Webb of Flatwoods; 6 daughters, Mrs. Gomer (Catherine) Blevins and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Wilcox, both of Flatwoods, Mrs. Paul (Lillian Cooper) Swann, Greenup, Mrs. Richard (Georgene) Gardner, Webbville, Mrs. Bill (Genie Ann) Clay and Mrs. William (Lorraine) Lawson, both of Ashland, 3 sisters, Mrs. Murl Church and Mrs. Hattie Queen of Glenwood and Mrs. Hazel Ratcliff of Grayson, 28 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Mar 30, 1988

WHITE, Arvil
1901-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Arvil D. White, 87, of Hitchins, will be conducted today Mar 23 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson at 2 p.m. by Rev. Billy J. LeMaster. Burial will be in the LeMaster Cemetery, Grayson. Mr. White died Mar 20 at his home. He was born Feb 24, 1901 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lebron and Kathy Combs White. His wife, Arminda Barker White, died in 1975. He was a retired employee of the General Refractories Co. in Hitchins. Surviving are 6 daughters, Pearl Sexton and Lois Campbell, both of Hitchins, Mary Sexton of Grayson, Gertie Peters of Sandy Hook, Katherine Stephens of Isonville and Dora Roseberry of Ashland; 53 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1988

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BATES, Nora (Clutts)
1888-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Nora Clutts Bates, 99, Ironton, were conducted Apr 25 in Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Shepherd and Rev. John Hayes. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Bates died Apr 22 in JoLin Health Center in South Point. Mrs. Bares was born Aug 29, 1888 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Archibold and Maria Gallian Clutts. She was the widow of Elijah Bates. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are a daughter, Nellie Litteral of Ashland; 2 sons, John Davis Bates of Lexington and Joseph C. Bates of Belleville, IL, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

CANTRELL, Tobitha (Ramey)
1904-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Tobitha Cantrell, 83, Blaine, were conducted Apr 14 in Big Blaine United Baptist Church by Elder Clarence Mathis, Elder Billy Howard and Elder Tom Preece. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died Apr 11 at the residence. Mrs. Cantrell was born May 6, 1904 in Elliott county, a daughter of the late James and Nancy Sparks Ramey. Her husband, Proctor Cantrell, died in 1961. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are 7 daughters: Mrs. Louise Wheeler, Mrs. Anna Lee Cantrell, Mrs. Laura Perry all of Blaine, Mrs. Nancy Mae Cordle, Sunbury, OH, Mrs. Frances Nunn, Alexandria, OH, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Thompson, route 1, Louisa; a son: Joseph Cantrell, Blaine; 2 sisters: Mrs. Martha Sturgill, Blaine, Mrs. Mary Perry, Flat Gap, KY; 3 brothers: Green Ramey, Flat Gap, Proctor Ramey, Webbville, KY, James Ramey, Blaine, KY; 29 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

CHILDERS, Ivory (Blackburn)
1902-1988
Funeral services for Ivory Childers, 85, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Apr 21 at 2 p.m. at Spencer’s Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial will be in the Blackburn Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Childers died Apr 18 at her home. She was born Aug 15, 1902 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harmon and Mary Elizabeth Gussler Blackburn. She was a member of the Spencer’s Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters: Mrs. Jack Diamond, Elyria, OH, Mrs. Denver Moore, route 1, Louisa, 2 sons: Harold Childers, route 1, Louisa, Paul Childers, route 2, Orient, OH; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

CHILDERS, Virginia (Ford)
1914-1988
Funeral services for Virginia Childers, 73, Auxier, KY, were conducted Apr 9 a the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church by ministers Doug Burkett and Homer Burchett. Burial was in Ford family cemetery, Auxier. Mrs. Childers died Apr 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born in Floyd County, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier. Her husband, Richard Childers died Jul 5, 1982. Survivors include a son Archer F. Childers of Louisa; one daughter, Sharon Thomas of Louisa; two brothers, Bobby Ford and Jackie Ford of Wabash, Ind.; six grandchildren and l great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

CLEVENGER, Goldie (Webb)
1900-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Goldie Clevenger, 87, Grayson, were conducted Apr 2 in Webb Chapel by Rev. Donald Pope. Burial was in Clevenger family cemetery. Mrs. Clevenger died Mar 31 following illness at the residence. Mrs. Clevenger was born May 1,1900, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie Lawrence Webb. Her husband, Leo Clevenger died in 1974. She attended the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Bert Clevenger of Melbourne, FL and Walton “Corkey” Clevenger and Bob Clevenger, both of Hitchins; and a sister, Pauline Carter of Pikeville. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

CONLEY, Catherine (Clark)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Catherine Clark Conley, 69, Ashland, were conducted Apr 1 in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel by Rev. Medley Thompson. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Conley died Mar 29 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born Apr 29, 1918, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John H. and Mary Wheeler Clark. Her husband, Hugh Conley, died in 1964. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ashland. Surviving are 3 sons, Hugh Conley, Jr. of Detroit, MI and Clyde R. Conley and David Edward Conley, both of Springfield, OH, 3 stepdaughters, Patricia Blalock of Detroit, MI, Ruby Baldridge and Sarah Bradley, both of Springfield; 4 sisters, Carrie Bradley and Mavis Lockwood both of Wellston, OH, Betty Kouns of Ashland and Mary Masters of Pennsylvania; 2 brothers, Charles f. Clark of Wellston and Donald E. Clark of Ashland; 19 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

DAWSON, Corene
1911-1988
Funeral services for Miss Corene Dawson, 76, Fort Gay, were conducted Apr 15 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in the Dawson family cemetery at Fort Gay. Miss Dawson died Apr 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Miss Dawson was born May 30, 1911 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late George W. and Julia Doss Dawson. She was a former waitress and member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay. Surviving are a brother, J. R. Dawson of Ellijay, GA and 4 nieces. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

FANNIN, Mason G.
1900-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mason G. Fannin, 87, Fairborn, OH, were conducted Apr 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Jerry Hughes with burial in Fannin family cemetery. Mr. Fannin died Mar 29 in Fairborn. Mr. Fannin was born Sep 21, 1900 in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Sarah Fannin. His wife, Mrs. Ollie Burchett Fannin, die din 1984. He worked for Glo Mining Company in Floyd County for 19 years and was a retired locomotive engineer for the Universal Atlas Cement Co. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Eunice Chandler of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Doris Nelson of Lewiston, ID, Mrs. Phyllis Gayheart of Yellow Springs, OH and Mrs. Fred Justice of Dayton, OH; a son, Garrett Fannin of Fairborn; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

FITCHPATRICK, Johnny
A Richardson man was killed in a headon collision with a dump truck pulling a bulldozer Monday morning on KY 1690. Dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa, was Johnny Fitchpatrick, 20, route 2, Louisa, driver of a passenger car that crashed with the truck driven by his neighbor John Borders, 49, route 2, Louisa. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Mickey Watson, Fitchpatrick was traveling south of KY 1690 about ½ mile south of Richardson and failed to negotiate a curve. He veered into the opposite lane into the path of the truck. Borders was treated at Humana Hospital-Louisa and released. Fitchpatrick was taken to Humana by Life Star Ambulance. Watson reported that Fitchpatrick’s older brother was killed in a traffic accident about 2 weeks ago in Ohio. The body was taken to the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home. Front Page, Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

Funeral services for Johnny Fitchpatrick, 20, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Apr 28 at 2 p.m. at the residence of Harrison Fitchpatrick, Tadpole by the Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in the Cochran cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Fitchpatrick died Apr 25 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Apr 13, 1968 in Lawrence County, a son of Harrison David and Jewell Cochran Fitchpatrick. He was a laborer. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sherry Pickerton Fitchpatrick, a stepson, Jerry Pickerton of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Darlene Francis, Columbus and Cindy Fitchpatrick, at home; a brother, David Fitchpatrick, at home, 2 half brothers, Charles Jeffery, Morristown, OH, Jimmy Jeffery, Columbus, maternal grandmother, Doris Cochran, route 2, Louisa, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Fitchpatrick, route 2, Louisa. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

FRALEY, Elizabeth (Castle)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Fraley, 69, Barnetts Creek, were conducted Apr 2 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church by ministers, Irvin Castle and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Fraley died Mar 31 at the residence following a short illness.Mrs. Fraley was born April 19, 1918 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Allen H. and Lilly Smith Castle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles (Junior) Fraley; one daughter, Judy Wheeler of Barnetts Creek and one grandson. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

GODBY, William H.
1914-1988
Funeral services for William H. (Bill) Godby, 74, Shelby, OH were conducted Mar 17 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Lenore Memorial Gardens, Lenore, WV. Mr. Godby died Mar 13 while residing with son Bill Godby in Inverness, FL. He was born Mr 27, 1914 in Oakman, AL, son of the late William A. and Minnie Belle Godby. Mr. Godby was a former coal miner of the Red Jacket, Lando and No. 22 Holden Mines, He also was a retired employee of the General Motors Corp. in Mansfield, OH. Survivors include his wife, Edna L. Adams Godby, formerly of Louisa, 5 sons, Robert Godby, Shelby, William Godby, Inverness, Thomas Godby, Dadeville, AL, James Godby, St. Petersburg, FL, and Donald Godby, Charlotte, NC; 5 daughters, Dorothy Maynard, Delbarton, WV, Opal Godby, Bridgeton, NJ, Mary Kennedy, Shelby, Lucille Rogers, Dallas, TX, and Sylvia LeClair of Bailey, CO and a brother, Carl Godby of Marshall, VA; 2 half brothers, William, Lakewood, Co and Donald, Boston, Mass., 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

HAMMONDS, Mary (Whitt)
1939-1988
Funeral services for Mary Hammonds, 49, of route 5, Louisa, were conducted Apr 9 at the Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Pack Cemetery at Buffalo Horn. Mrs. Hammonds died Apr 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Mar 10,1 939, in Martin County, daughter of the late John and Angha Pack Whitt. Her husband, Lawrence Hammonds, preceded her in death. Survivors include 3 sons, Ronnie Hammond of Inez, Michael and Matthew Hammonds, both of Lawrence county, one daughter, Hazel Wallace of Louisa; 2 brothers, Everett Whit of Kenova and Fred Whitt of Lawrence County; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

HARMON, Rebecca (Baker)
1894-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Baker Harmon, 94, Buchanan, were conducted Apr 10 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Harmon family cemetery. Mrs. Harmon died Apr 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Harmon was born in Perry County Jan 17, 1894, the daughter of the late Green and Polly Campbell Baker. Her husband, Girard Kinner Harmon died in Apr 1981. She was a member of the Tyree Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Virginia Lyon of Carnegie, PA, Mrs. Amy Thompson of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Norman White of Ocala, FL; 9 sons, Harold Harmon of York, French Harmon of Ashland, Clyde Harmon of Catlettsburg, Raymond Harmon of Buchanan, G. K. Harmon, Jr., of Greenup, Walter Harmon of Point Pleasant, WV, Ellis Harmon, Catlettsburg, and Ira Harmon and Roy Harmon both of Buchanan; 31 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

HORN, Earsel
1915-1988
Funeral services for Earsel Horn, 72, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 10 in Calf Creek United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Hinkle Cemetery. Mr. Horn died Apr 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Horn was born May 11, 1915 in Martin County, a son of the late W. M. and Virginia Mills Horn. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Allen Horn, 3 daughters, Mrs. Betty Nelson, Mrs. Virginia Burks and Mrs. Donna Sue Randall, all of Louisa; 3 sons, Eugene Honr, of Covington and Earsel Horn, Jr. and Clarence Horn both of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Stella Dalton of Inez; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

HUGHES, Drusilla (Cline)
1920-1988
Funersl services for Mrs. Drusilla Hughes, 68, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Apr 16 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hughes died Apr 13 in Taylor County Hospital at Campbellsville. Mrs. Hughes was born Feb 29, 1920 inn Olive Hill, a daughter of Amanda Mullins Cline of Branchland, WV and the late James Cline. Her husband, Virgil B. Hughes died in 1971. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold Mulkey of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Sam Robson of Fort Pierce, FL; 3 sons, Bill Vance of Plattsburg, NY, Robert G. Hughes of Fort Worth, TX, and Richard Hughes of Canal Winchester, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Nimmie of Campbellsville, Mrs. Vida Donahue of Branchland, Mrs. Marcella Damron of Henlawson, WV, Mrs. Marjorie Asbury of Flint, MI and Mrs. Alberta Smith of California; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

KITCHEN, Ballard
1904-1988
Funeral services for Ballard Kitchen, 83, of Webbville, were conducted Apr 15 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Kitchen died Apr 14 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Kitchen was born Aug 2, 1904 at Webbville, a son of the late James and Josephine Mosley Kitchen. His wife, Lolan Webb Kitchen, preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Dovie Caldwell of Marysville, OH, and Mrs. Beulah Booth of Huntington, WV; a brother, Hartman Kitchen of Plain City, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

LEMASTER, Charley James
1933-1988
Last rites for former Lawrence jailer and sheriff Charley James Lemaster, Louisa were conducted Tuesday morning in Franklin County. Funeral services for the 54 year old Lemaster were in Young Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Homer Burchett. Mr. Lemaster died Apr 9 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lemaster served as jailer 1961-65 and sheriff 1965-69. He was born Dec 4, 1933 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Herbert Lemaster and Blanche Vaughn Lemaster. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Jean Lemaster, a daughter: Mrs. Cleve "Patricia" Jackson, route 2, Louisa, a son: Jackie Roger Lemaster, Tampa, FL; 7 sisters: Mrs. Mary Shortridge, Arlington, TX, Mrs. Ellen Miller, Newton, TX, Mrs. Elsie Price, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Louisa, Mrs. Telia Stinnett, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Hester Foreman, Garrison, KY, Mrs. Joyce Lemaster, South Shore, KY; 3 brothers: Rex Lemaster, Paintsville, KY, Bill Lemaster, Louisa, Herbert Lemaster, Jr., Dayton, OH; 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

LYCAN, Zenas A. Jr.
1926-1988
Funeral services for Zenas A. (Jr.) Lycan, 61, of 305 N. Main Cross St. Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Apr 7 at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by ministers Herman Wellman and Edgar Kelley. Burial will be in the Lycan Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Lycan died Apr 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Jul 17, 1926 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Zenas A. and Jennie Mae Rowe Lycan. Survivors include 3 sisters, Charlene Lycan of Louisa, Madelene Wellman of Fort Gay and Roberta Borders of Ashland, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

MARCUM, Neuman
1909-1988
Funeral services for Newman Marcum, 79, 403 Sycamore Drive, Louisa, were conducted Apr 26 in First United Methodist Church by Rev. Harry Fegan and Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died Apr 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Marcum was born Feb 18, 1909, in Salt Lick, a son of the lae James N. and Frances Deering Marcum. He was the retired owner and operator of Marcum Insurance Agency in Louisa and superintendent of the Louisa Water co., a World War Ii Army veteran, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wards, the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM in Louisa and the Louisa Chapter 95 RAM and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura McIntire Marcum; 2 daughters, Mrs. A. b. (Rose Marie) Murray of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Robert (Anita) Brown of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. FaDana Sisson of Louisa and 2 granddaughters, Marla Brown and Elaine Murray. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

MCDOWELL, Jeffery Allen
1985-1988
Graveside services for Jeffery Allen McDowell, 2, were conducted Apr 3 at Sparks Cemetery, Blaine by Rev. James Kelly Caudill. He died Mar 31 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Jeffery was born Dec 16, 1985 at Paintsville, son of Jeffery Earl and Pam Caudill McDowell of Blaine. Surviving in addition to his parents are  maternal grandparents Sam and Joyce Caudill of Blaine, paternal grandparents Earl and Sarah McDowell of Blaine and a great grandmother Mae Edwards of Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 6, 1988

MCGUIRE, Milton
1914-1988
Funeral services for Milton A. McGuire, 73, Catlettsburg, were conduced Apr 17 at the Steen Funeral Home in Cannonsburg by the Rev. Don B Arnett and the Rev. Willard Brown. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. McGuire died Apr 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. McGuire was born Oct 6, 1914 in Louisa, a son of the late George R. and Ida Hewlett McGuire. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil, Inc No. 2 Refinery, and a member of the Cannonsburg United Methodist Church, where he served as choir director. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Compton McGuire, 2 sons, Robert Milton McGuire of Ashland, and Johnny Mac McGuire of Catlettsburg, 4 daughters, Mrs. Pete (Sue) Sparks, Mrs. Carl (Jerry) Kittle, Mrs. Jesse (Frances) Ross and Mrs. Joe (Kathy) Nunley, all of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. B.R. Cooksey of Ashland, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

OSBORNE, Ethel M. (Hylton)
1916-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Osborne, 71, route 1, Webbville, were conduced Apr 26 in Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial was in Hylton family cemetery. Mrs. Osborne died Apr 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Osborne was born Aug 28,1 916 in Cherokee, a daughter of the late Tommy and Nora Griffith Hylton. Surviving are her husband, Charles Osborne, 5 daughters: Juanita Faye Osborne, Columbus, OH, Sylvia Louise Skaggs, West Jefferson, OH, Nora Marie Holcomb, London, OH, Phyllis Young, Webbville, Mary Cooper, Wheelersburg, OH, 5 sons: James Elmer Wheeler, and Jackie Paul Wheeler, both of Columbus, George Wheeler, Jr., New Albany, OH; Charles Osborne, Mt. Sterling, OH, Donald Ray Osborne, Webbville; a sister: Jennie Marie Church, Willard, KY; 32 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

PARSONS, Willie Belle (Moore)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Willie Belle Moore Parsons, 82, of route 1, Fort Gay will be conducted Thursday Apr 21 at 11 a.m. at the Old Pleasant Baptist Church, route 1, Fort Gay, by Rev. Johnnie Adkins and Rev. Jay Rice. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Parsons died Apr 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Oct 2, 1905 at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late L. T. and Lou Thompson Moore. She was a 43 year member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter: Mrs. Frank "Doris Ann" Kitts, route 1, Fort Gay; a son: Fred W. Parsons, route 1, Fort Gay; daughter in law, Kathryn Parsons; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

POTTER, Clara (Layne)
1904-1988
Funeral services for Zelda native Mrs. Clara Layne Potter, 83, Grover, Co were conducted Mar 8 in Kimball, NB. Mrs. Potter died Mar 5 in Western Nebraska General Hospital, Scottsbluff, NB. Mrs. Potter was born Dec 24, 1904 at Zelda a daughter of the late William and Martha Layne. The graduate of Louisa High School and former teacher in the Lawrence County school system, married James Edgar Potter of Akron, OH, Nov 20, 1927 in Ashland. They resided in Akron before moving to Peetz, Co and in 1951 relocated to Grover. Mr. Potter died in 1973. For the past 18 months Mrs. Potter resided with her daughter in Kimball. Her last visit to Louisa was in 1986 when she accompanied her daughter to the National Education Association Representative Assembly in Louisville. She was a Sunday School teacher for 25 years at the Grover Community Church, past president of the Grover Ladies Aid, the first Girl Scout Leader of Troop No. 1 of Peetz, a 4-H leader, a Farmers Union Junior Leader, past national secretary of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, past Colorado-Wyoming Department president  of the DUV, department secretary for 1987-88, past president and present secretary of Mary Todd Lincoln Tent 23 of Sterling, Co, charter member and historian of the Fort Sidney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Sidney, 50 year member of the Merino Rebekah Lodge, member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include her son, James E. Potter, Jr. of Gig Harbor, WA; daughter, Clara Ellenor Larsen of Kimball, NB; sisters, Ethel Stewart and Emma Caines, both of Ashland and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Hugh Layne Potter, and 2 brothers, Elgin and Leslie. A Memorial has been established to the Heart Monitor fund at Kimball. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

QUEEN, Clyde C.
1914-1988
Funeral services for Clyde C. Queen, 73, formerly of route 4, Louisa, were to be conducted Wednesday Apr 27 at 1 p.m. in Garrett Chapel Church by Rev. Eddie Wilder. Burial was to be in Buckley Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Queen died Apr 24 in Columbus at the residence of a son, Bobby Queen. He was born Nov 4, 1914 at Long Branch, a son of the late Bascom and Maude Burchett Queen. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Judy Patton and Mrs. Patricia DaVania, both of Ashland, 4 sons, Colin Queen and Bobby Queen, both of Columbus, Paul Sandhop of Flatwoods and Sherrell Queen of Lima, OH; 2 sisters, Virginia Kouns and Gladys Sandhop both of Ashland, 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

QUEEN, Edna Mae (Holbrook)
1909-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Mae Queen, 79, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Apr 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Adkins family cemetery. Mrs. Queen died Apr 1 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Queen was born Mar 19, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Kitty Hayes Holbrook. Surviving are her husband, Alfonso Queen, a daughter: Mrs. Roy Fannin, route 4, Louisa; 4 sons: Alfonso Queen, Jr., Rush, KY, Wilbur "Doc" Queen, route 4, Louisa, Carlos Queen, Ashland, KY, Ronald David Queen, route 4, Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Garnett Adkins, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Holbrook, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Connie Combs, Sarasota, FL; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

RICE, Carrie (Vanhorn)
1896-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Carrie Rice, 92, Kenova, were conducted Apr 5 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. William Miller. Burial was in Vanhorn family cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Rice died Apr 2 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Rice was born Apr 3, 1896, at Rowe Creek in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late D. B. and Permelia Blankenship Vanhorn. Her husband, David M. Rice died in 1975. She was a member of the Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sarah W. Rice Mosley of Kenova; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

SEXTON, Lillie Margaret (Shortridge)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Lillie Margaret Shortridge Sexton, 81, Ashland, were conducted Apr 19 in Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. Bill Messer and Rev. Scott Kilgore. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Sexton died Apr 16 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center. Mrs. Sexton was born Jun 23, 1906 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Jay and Margaret Moore Shortridge. Her husband, Lade Sexton ,died in 1985. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 76 and the First Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Jack Sexton of Ashland, and a brother, Jay Paul Shortridge of Bartow, FL. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

SLONE, William, Jr.
1923-1988
Funeral services for William (Bill) Slone, Jr., 64, Louisa, were conducted Apr 12 in Hall Funeral Home in Martin by Rev. Bob Varney. Burial was in Slone family cemetery at Langley. Mr. Slone died Apr 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Slone was born Sep 2, 1923, in Knott County, a son of Delcie Vance Slone of Ypsilanti, MI and the late William P. Slone, Sr. He was a retired foreman for the Turner Elkhorn Coal Co. in Drift, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward and the American Legion at Martin. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Faye Henson Slone, a son, James R. Slone of Langley, Billie Marie Smith  of Langley; 2 sisters, Maxine Riddle of Ypsilanti, and Marie Stout of Wheelwright, 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

THOMPSON, Strother
1922-1988
Funeral services for Webbville area native, Strother (Tom) Thompson, 65, Hilliard, OH were conducted Apr 4 in Tidd Funeral Home with burial in Wesley Chapel. Mr. Thompson died Mar 30 in Riverside Hospital. He was former owner of Marathon Service station, and was a member of First Baptist church. The veteran of World War II was a member of the American Legion Post 614, Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Department, Central Ohio Gas Dealer Association. He was born in 1922 on Dry Fork, near Webbville, son of the late Ernest Thompson and Anna Boggs Thompson of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 44 years Kay Thompson, sons, Steven L. Thompson of Hilliard, James R. Thompson of Dublin, OH, David E. Thompson of Hilliard; 5 grandchildren, sisters, Martha Moore, Mary Diley and Sue Hall, all of Hilliard and Pamela Thompson of Columbus and a brother Russell L. Thompson of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

WEBB, Herman D.
1899-1988
Funeral services for Herman D. Webb, 88 of Star Route, Louisa, will be conducted today (Apr 6) at 2 p.m. at Webb Chapel Community Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, roué 3, Louisa. He died Apr 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born May 29, 1899 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Willard and Nannie Large Webb. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Webb Chapel Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Nell Jobe Webb of Star Route, Louisa, one daughter, Louise Rice of Louisa, 4 sons, Willard Webb, H. d. Webb, Darrell Webb, all of Louisa and Willie C. Webb of Cannonsburg; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1988

WELLMAN, Clarence Thomas
1894-1988
Funeral services for Clarence Thomas Wellman, 91, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, Apr 13, at 2 p.m. at the Forks of Big Hurricane Methodist Church, Route 1, Fort Gay, by Rev. Willard Robertson and Rev. Mack Featheroff. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Wellman died Apr 11 in the V. A. Medical Center, Huntington. He was born Jun 12, 1894 at Fort Gay, son of the late George and Victoria Chaffin Wellman. He was retired from the Inland Creek Coal Company. His wife, Vangie H. Wellman died in 1981. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Selbee and Mrs. Annabelle Thompson, both of Wadsworth, OH, 4 sons, Thomas Wellman of Wadsworth, Charles Wellman, route 3, Louisa, Earl Wellman, Prichard, WV and Robert Wellman, route 1, Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1988

WELLS, Alfred
1920-1988
Funeral services for Alfred Wells, 67, of Thornville, OH formerly of West Liberty, were conducted Apr 15 at the Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty by the Rev. Steve Bliffen. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at West Liberty. Mr. Wells died Apr 12 in Licking Memorial Hospital at Newark, OH following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Wells was born Aug 25, 1920 in West Liberty, a son of the late Franklin Curtis and Mona Aline Johnston Wells. He retired from the Army, after serving in World War II and the Korean War and was a retired civil service employee He was a member of the Heath Church of Christ, the Highland lodge 311 F & AM in West Liberty and the Shriners. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Evelyn May Wells, 2 sisters, Nell Byrd of Ashland and Frances Arrington of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

WHEELER, Ora Y.
1903-1988
Funeral services for Blaine native Ora Y. Wheeler, 84, of Ashland were conducted Apr 16 at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by his grandson, Robert Ora Wheeler, minister. Burial was in the East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wheeler died Apr 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Wheeler was born Aug 25, 1903 in Blaine, a son of the last Isaac G. and Ruthie Skaggs Wheeler. His wife, Norma Murry Wheeler died in 1982. He was a retired assistant superintendent of the signals department of the C & O Railway Co., and a member of the Old Oak Springs Baptist church. Surviving are four sons, Harold Wheeler of Ashland, Paul Wheeler of Minneapolis, MN, Donald Wheeler of Huntington, WV, and James O. Wheeler of Lambertville, MI; six brothers, Frank Wheeler of Ashland, Ova Wheeler of South Point, OH, George Wheeler and Burns O. Wheeler, both of Blaine, Espy Wheeler of Catlettsburg and Esky Wheeler of Flatwoods; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1988

YOUNG, Mary (Whitt)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Mary Jane Young, 82, Sandusky, MI were conducted Apr 23 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Young died Apr 20 in Sandusky. Mrs. Young was born May 8, 1905 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jack and Louvina Thompson Whitt. Her husband, Victor Young, died in 1969. Surviving are a brother, Willison A. Hylton, Louisa, 2 sisters, Violet Burchett, Louisa and Zelda Burchett, Oak Hill, OH; a stepbrother, Sherman Hylton, Pittsburg, PA; 2 stepsisters: Elva Sparks and Mary Ward, both of Louisa; a brother Bill Hylton, route 2, Louisa; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1988

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ADKINS, Donald R.
Funeral services for Donald R. (Tootsie) Adkins, 24, Fort Gay, were conducted May 24 in Teays Valley with burial in Mount Union Cemetery in West Virginia. Mr. Adkins was killed in a traffic accident May 21 on US 52, across the Big Sandy River from the Kentucky Power Co. plant. He was a sales representative with Standard Foods of Hurricane. Survivors include his parents, Randy and Janet Adkins of Hurricane; 2 sisters, Stella O. “Star” Adkins and Nettie L. “Kitten” Adkins, both at home and 2 brothers, Randy D. “Tiny” Adkins Jr. of Parkersburg and Albert C. “Curley” Adkins at home. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1988

BOYLES, Lexie (Hampton)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Lexie Boyles, Ashland, were conducted May 3 in Miller Funeral Home by rev. Frank Shepherd. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Boyles died May 1 in Wurtland Health Care Center. Mrs. Boyles was born Feb 25, 1906, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Naomi Hatfield Hampton. She was a former employee of the White Swan Laundry and the Henry Clay Hotel. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church. Surviving are a granddaughter, Virginia Conley of Ashland, a sister, Cora Anderson of Columbus, OH; one grandchild and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

BROWN, Adrion
1921-1988
Funeral services for Adrion Brown, 66, Louisa, were conducted Apr 30 in Richmond-Calliham Funeral Home in Inez by Woodrow Sexton and Ronnie Ratliff. Burial was in Fannin Cemetery at Milo. Mr. Brown died Apr 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Brown was born Nov 19, 1921 in Martin County, a son of the late Lafe and Virgie Endicott Brown. He was a retired Army veteran, served in World War II and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Fannin Brown, and a daughter, Sharon Henry of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

CASE, Georgene (See)
1914-1988
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Georgene Case, 73, of Ashland were conducted May 1 at the Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Harve Johnson. Mrs. Case died Apr 28 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Case was born Dec 30, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Grover and Della Childers See. She was a former employee of R. T. Jordan, Inc in Lexington. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

CHAMBERS, Nola
1911-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Chambers, 76, Rice St., were conducted Apr 30 in Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand and Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Chambers died Apr 28 at home. Mrs. Chambers was born Nov 4, 1911 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late R. A. Sr. and Marcella Elliott Wilson. Her husband, James E. Chambers, died in 1971. She was a retired music teacher in the school systems of Lawrence, Fayette and Franklin counties in Kentucky and Wayne County in West Virginia, and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 25 years and the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Browning of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Frances Moore of Louisa, a brother, Richard A. Wilson, Jr., of Louisa; and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

CLEVENGER, Tom
1909-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Tom Clevenger, 78, will be conducted Thursday, May 5 at Webb Chapel by Rev. Charles Wright. Burial will be in the Clevenger Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mr. Clevenger died May1 at Doctors Hospital, Columbus. He was born Oct 1, 1909 in Lawrence County, son of the late Albert and Eliza Holbrook Clevenger. Surviving are one sister, Maxie G. Miller of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

CORDLE, Clarence Douglas
1922-1988
Funeral services for Blaine native Clarence Douglas (C. D.) Cordle, 66, Westwood, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. (Wednesday May 11) in Westwood United Baptist church by Elder Douglas Grimm and Elder Glenn Sturgill. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. Cordle died May 9 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Cordle was born Mar 15, 1922 in Blaine, a son of the late Winfred and Fonda Sagraves Cordle. He was a retired transport driver for the Halzit Division of Ashland Oil Inc with 37 years service, a World War II veteran, a member of the Fred M. Gross Lodge 953 F & AM and the Lexington Consistory, Body of the Scottish Rite, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Daniels Cordle, a stepmother, Grace Cordle, of West Liberty, 3 sons, Darrell Cordle of Reynoldsburg, OH, Darvin Cordle of Kitts Hill, OH, and Reid Cordle of Rush;’ 2 daughters, Sharon Hall and Nancy Wheatley, both of Ashland, 2 brothers, Cas Cordle and Fred Cordle both of Ashland and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1988

CURNUTTE, Martin
1903-1988
Funeral services for Adams native Martin Curnutte, 85, Ashland, were conducted May 10 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. Joe Wilson. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Curnutte died May 8 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Curnutte was born Mar 22, 1903 in Adams, a son of the late William David and Elizabeth Moore Curnutte. His wife, Oma Lee Dykes Curnutte, preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. and was a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are 2 daughters, Camilla Jo Tussey and Rebecca Dean Winsor both of Ashland, 3 sons, Ivan Curnutte of Greensburg, Delmas Curnutte of Baton Rouge, LA and Edward Benton of Greenup; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1988

DAMRON, William
1942-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native William (Bill) Damron, 45, Lockwood Estates, Catlettsburg, were conducted May 21 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Stewart and Rev. Pete Miller. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mr. Damron died May 18 at the residence following a long illness. Mr. Damron was born Sep 3, 1942 in Louisa, a son of Mrs. Betty Hill Damron of Ashland and the late Jack Damron. He was an agent for the Provident Life & Accident co. based in Chattanooga, TN, a Navy veteran and a member of the Burnaugh Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Fluty Damron, a son, Walter Kevin Damron, of Ashland and a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Ann Shivel of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1988

DEBOARD, John Henry
1917-1988
Funeral services for John Henry Deboard, 70, KY 201, Webbville, were conducted May 3 at the Freedom Tabernacle in Webbville, by Rev. Matthew Adams and Rev. Acie Adams. Burial was in Freedom Tabernacle Cemetery. Mr. Deboard died Apr 30 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Deboard was born Sep 16, 1917 in Lowmansville, a son of the late William and Ellen Seagraves Deboard. He was a retired coal miner and attended the Freedom Tabernacle. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Deboard; 4 sons, Roger Deboard of Webbville, Edmal Deboard and James Deboard, both of Ashland and John Franklin Deboard of Chesapeake, OH, 3 daughters, Mrs. Brenda Stevens of Webbville, and Mrs. Susan Sloan and ruby Church, both of Catlettsburg; a brother, Frank Deboard of Akron, OH, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lawson Bennett of Ashland and Mrs. Monie McGrahana of Santa Monica, CA; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

DIXON, Dr. J. W. Sr.
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Dr. J. w. Dixon, Sr., 97, Pompano Beach, FL, were conducted May 3 in South Charleston, WV Sunset Memorial Park. The former Charleston dentist died Apr 28 in Pompano Beach following a short illness. He was the son of the late James Martin and Onalda Chapman Dixon. He practiced dentistry in Charleston for 38 years and retired in 1956. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a 60 year member of the Beni Kedem Temple; member of Kanawha Valley Dental Society and West Virginia Dental Society and a life member of the American Dental Association. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Dixon Gower of Berwyn, PA, son, Dr. J. W. Dixon, Jr. of Charleston and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1988

FITCH, Virgie (Elkins)
1904-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Fitch, 83, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Nolan Freewill Baptist Church, Nolan, WV. Burial will be in Goff Cemetery, Nolan. Mrs. Fitch died Monday, May 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Oct 26, 1904 in Lincoln County, KY, a daughter of the late Joe and Sarah Jackson Elkins. Her husband, Jim Fitch died in 1970. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Evaloue Mollett, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. violet Ferguson, Houston, OH, Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Charley, KY; 5 sons, Carson Fitch, Troy, OH, Jessie Fitch, West Virginia, Luther Fitch, Vernon Fitch and Clyde Fitch, all of Louisa; one brother, Tony Elkins, Borderland, WV; 45 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1988

FRALEY, Susie (Shannon)
1914-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Susie Fraley, 73, Fort Worth, TX, were conducted May 14 in the Drift Pentecostal Church by Rev. Ted Shannon. Burial was in Drift Cemetery. Mrs. Fraley died May 10 in Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center. Mrs. Fraley was born Oct 27, 1914 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harve and Molly Cantrell Shannon. Her husband, Robert Fraley, died in 1984. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Delores Betsinger of Fort Worth and Bobbie Sue Hall of California; 3 brothers, Billy Shannon of Hampton, VA and Jeff Shannon and the Rev. Ted Shannon, both of Drift; 3 sisters, Erma Cox of Circleville, OH, Sallie Rapp of Normandy, TN and Myrtle Bellamy of Weeksbury; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1988

HANSHAW, Ted
1912-1988
Funeral services for Ted Hanshaw, 75, Fort Gay, were conducted May 9, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Mr. Hanshaw died May 7 at the residence. He was a retired FMC mine construction worker and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zilvinia Baldridge Hanshaw; a son, Lonnie Hanshaw of Fort Gay; a sister, Lillie Douglas of North Charleston, SC; 5 brothers, Virgil Hanshaw, Louisa, Arnold Hanshaw, Pataskala, OH, Wallace Hanshaw, route 1, Louisa, David Hanshaw, Michigan, John Henry Hanshaw, Jackson, OH; a grandchild. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1988

HAYES, Frankie (Thompson)
1933-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Hayes, 54, 111 Rice Ave., Louisa, were to be conducted Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie G. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hayes died May 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hayes was born Jun 14, 1933 in Norris, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Isabelle Burton Thompson. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Rev. James A. Hayes, a daughter, Priscilla F. Hayes of Louisa; 2 sons, James A. Hayes, II, of Lowmansville and the Rev. William F. Hayes of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Robert E. Thompson and Grover Thompson, both of Louisa, and Howard Thompson of Aliquippa, PA; 4 sisters, Goldie Lambert of Columbus, Hope Moore of Summit Station, OH, Carrie Snyder of Aliquippa and Fannie Haun of Alcoa, Tan and 3 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big  Sandy News, May 11, 1988

HAYES, Sarah
Graveside rites for infant Sarah Elizabeth Hayes, one day old daughter of Donald and LaGena Roberts Hayes of Brenenhaven, Germany, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at Pack Cemetery, route 3, Fort Gay. The baby died May 9 in Germany. Other survivors include a brother, Colins Hayes, at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roberts of Louisa and Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hayes of Fort Gay. Paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Roberts of Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1988

IRWIN, Maxie
1903-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Maxie Caudill Irwin, 84, Bellefonte, were conducted May 22 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. William E. Garda. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. Mrs. Irwin died May 19 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Irwin was born Nov 2, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ben and Vina Pack Caudill. She was a charter member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte, a Kentucky Colonel and wrote articles for the Greenup News. Surviving are her husband, Cecil C. Irwin, a daughter, Bonnie Stanley, of Bellefonte, a son, C. Ronald Irwin of Raceland; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1988

JORDAN, Waldeck D.
Funeral services for Fallsburg native, Waldeck D. Jordan, 74, of route 1, Christiansburg, VA were conducted May 1 in St. Paul United Methodist Church by Rev. Arthur W. Wingfield. Burial with Masonic rites was in Sunset Cemetery. Mr. Jordan died Apr 28 in Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem, VA. He was born in Fallsburg, KY, son of the late John Jay and Katherine Cooksey Jordan. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, McDaniel Lodge No. 86 A. F. & A.M., Taylor Royal Arch Chapter No. 70, and McDaniel Chapter No. 47, O.E. S. He was also a member of the Blacksburg Commandery No. 32, Knights Templar; Kazim Temple, Roanoke, and the Scottish Rite bodies. He is survived by his wife, Robertine H. Jordan; a daughter, Marjorie J. Gutshall of Rocky Mount, NC; 4 sisters, Fannie J. Merritt and Lucy J. Watson, both of Louisa, KY, Eva j. Collins of Prestonsburg, KY and Norma Jean Vaughn of Lexington, KY; 3 brothers, John J. Jordan of Louisa, KY, William O. Jordan of Fort Gay, WV and Donald E. Jordan of Cincinnati, OH and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

LYON, Clyde
1907-1988
Funeral services for Clyde Lyon, 80, Blaine, were conducted Apr 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Lyon family cemetery in Blaine. Mr. Lyon died Apr 26 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Lyon was born Jul 9,1 907 in Blaine, a son of the late Frank and Mary Skaggs Lyon. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Amy Ferguson of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, May 4, 1988

MATOVICH, Paul
1927-1988
Funeral services for Paul Matovich, 61, Prichard, were conducted May 15 in Bellamy Chapel United Baptist Church by Rev. John Chaffin. Burial was in Matovich family cemetery. Mr. Matovich was born Apr 18, 1927 in Prichard, a son of the late Mike and Katheryn Matovich. He was a retired carpenter with the R. W. Ashworth Construction Co. in Huntington, WV, a World War II veteran, and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 302 in Huntington, the Vinson Blue Lodge 66 F & AM in Fort gay, the Scottish Rite in Huntington, American Legion Post 93, in Kenova, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 in Huntington, the Veterans of Foreigh Ward in Fort Gay and the Bellomy Chapel United Methodist Church in Prichard and was a 32nd degree Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Clark Matovich, 3 daughters, Mrs. Gene (Pauletta) Wilson of Louisa, Mrs. Joseph E. (Teresa) Carter of Ashland and Paula K. Matovich, at home, a son, Paul David Matovich, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. John (Vickie) Boone of King, NC; 5 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lefler of Oak Ridge, TN, Mrs. Anna Woods of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Caroline Jones of Louisa, Mary Matovich of Oak Hill, WV, and Ruth Matovich of Prichard, 2 brothers, George Matovich of Prichard and Michael Matovich of Hinton, WV; 4 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1988

MCCANN, Luther Burtrum
1909-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native Luther Burtrum McCann, 79, Phoenix, AZ, were conducted May 6 in North Phoenix Baptist Church with burial there. Mr. McCann died May 3 at the residence. Mr. McCann was born Apr 3, 1909, in Louisa, a son of the late Marion and Nora Wilson McCann. He moved to Phoenix in 1971 after retiring from Armco Inc’s Ashland Works in 1969. He was a member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Shepherd McCann; a daughter, Mrs. Elwood White of Phoenix, a son Harold McCann of Scottsdale, AZ, a brother, Ray McCann of Ashland, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1988

MEEKS, Ballard
1925-1988
Funeral services for Ballard Meeks, 63, route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 2 at the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Rev. Cecil Price, the Rev. William Teems and the Rev. Tommy Meade. Burial was in Meeks Cemetery. Mr. Meeks died Apr 29 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Mr. Meeks was born Feb 15, 1925 in Johnson County, a son of the late W. D. Meeks and Geneva Miller Meeks. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hope Meeks; 2 daughters: Mrs. Billy Kimbler, Sitka, KY, Mrs. Donald Ratliff, Paintsville, KY; a son: Ballard Meeks, Jr., Wittensville, KY; 3 stepsons: Gilbert Martin, Staffordsville, KY, Harold Cook, route 2, Louisa, Tony Cook, Washington, IN; 2 stepdaughters: Mrs. Debra Smith, Anniston, VA, Mrs. Mary Price, route 2, Louisa; a half sister: Mrs. Louise Hoover, Uniontown, PA, a half brother: John Meeks, Tram, KY; 5 grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

PUCKETT, Glen R.
1963-1988
Funeral services for Glen R. Puckett, 24, formerly of West Virginia, were conducted May 1 at the Little Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was in McComas Cemetery, WV. Mr. Puckett died in Springfield, MO, Apr 27. He was born Aug 4, 1963 in Illinois, son of Robert Puckett of Oklahoma and Barbara Jean Estep of Georgia. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

SAGRAVES, Ova L.
1897-1988
Funeral services for Ova L. Sagraves, 91, Louisa, were conducted May 19 in Young Funeral Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Sagraves died May 16 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born Feb 5, 1897, at Apgah, WV, a son of the late Troy Sagraves and Eliza Mullins Sagraves. Mr. Sagraves was a retired oil and gas pipe fitter and driller, a World War I Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Fyffe Sagraves in 1974. He is survived by a daughter: Mrs. Harris Mullins, Hilliard, OH, 2 sons: Carlos Sagraves, Columbus, OH and Eugene Sagraves, Grove City, OH; a brother: Arthona Sagraves, Wakefield, OH; a sister: Arriemae Cornett, Ashland, KY; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael E. Sagraves, Carlos L. Sagraves, Robert D. Sagraves, Harold Boggs, Harry A. Baughman, Raymond R. Boggs and honorary pallbearers, Charles David Ham and great grandson, Jason Naylor. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1988

SAUL, Oliver C.
1914-1988
Funeral services for Oliver C. Saul, 73, route 3, Louisa, were conducted May 1 in Cando Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. and Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Saul family cemetery. Mr. Saul died Apr 28 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Saul was born Sep 6, 1914 in Bluewell, WV, a son of the late James and Lucy Delp Saul. His wife, Kathleen Estep Saul, died in 1987. He was a retired farmer and coal miner and a member of the Cando Freewill Baptist Church, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paulette Simpson of Louisa and Mrs. Christina Howard of Webbville, 3 sons, Danny Saul and Ronnie Saul, both of Louisa, and Richard Saul of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Edna Lyle of Bluewell; a brother, Garland Saul of Bluewell and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

STEWART, Candace
1895-1988
Funeral services for Candace May Stewart, 92, rotue 1, Webbville, were conducted May 20 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Rev. Bob Waggoner. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mrs. Stewart died May 17 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born Aug 14, 1895 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Shade and Ethel Dalton Chaffin. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband, Mack Stewart; 4 daughters,  Vervia Sowers of Blue Ridge, GA, Merlia McDavid of Willard, Ethel “Totsy” Harwood of Logan, WV, Gloria Perry of Huntington, WV, 3 sons, Jay Stewart of Webbville, Maxwell Stewart of Geriel and Alvin Stewart of DeSota, MO; 3 half sisters, Elva Burton of Clearwater, FL and Pauline Brumfield and Florine Chaffins, both of Phoenix, AZ and 17 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1988

WHEELER, Monie
1897-1988
Funeral services for Miss Monie Wheeler, 91, Blaine, were conducted May 3 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Clarence Mathis and the Rev. Burnso Wheeler. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Miss Wheeler died Apr 30 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Miss Wheeler was born Mar 15, 1897, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Amos and Mary Booth Wheeler. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

WRIGHT, George W.
1907-1988
Funeral services for Webbville native George W. Wright, 80, of Grayson were conducted May 1 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Leo Buscher. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Apr 29 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born Dec 8, 1907 in Webbville, a son of the late William and Carolyn Justice Wright. He was a retired farmer and a furniture refinisher. He was a member of the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mars. Marie Kelley Wright; 2 daughters, Reba Justice of Ashland, and Freda Parsons of London, OH, a brother, Ted Wright of Ashland; 2 sisters, Alka Estep of Pleasantville, OH and Helen Hall of Ashland, OH and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1988

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UNKNOWN MAN
Fort Gay, Cause of death of an unidentified man whose body was found along U. S. 52 Sunday, is still under examination by the West Virginia medical examiner. Sgt. Tom McBride of the state police said the man still hasn’t been identified and that foul play isn’t being ruled out. “There was no physical damage that caused his death,” McBride said about the man. “That doesn’t mean we’re ruling out anything. We just don’t know right now what killed him or who he is, the officer is quoted by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. McBride said a motorist spotted the dead man’s body beside a guardrail at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, 3 miles south of Fort Gay. The dead man is white and in his early 20’s. He was short, had curly, dark red hair, was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed nearly 140 pounds. He had the word “Love” tattooed across the fingers of his left hand and “Harley-Davidson” tattooed on his right bicep. He was wearing black corduroy pants, a turquoise shirt with white stripes and high top tennis shoes. The man was believed to have been walking south along U.S. 52. No physical evidence of foul play was evident, McBride said. McBride said he was skeptical that natural causes killed the man. “It’s unlikely that a healthy-looking young person just falls over by a roadside,” McBride said. “Something killed him.” Anyone who has information about the man is asked to call West Virginia State Police. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

BAKER, Blanche Marie (Williams)
1902-1988
Blanche Marie Williams Baker, (Mrs. Henry L. Baker), entered into death at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 1988 at her home at route 4, Louisa, KY following a long illness with congested heart failure. A Memorial service was held Wednesday Jun 1, 1988, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Bertrand and the Cyrus family singers at 4 p.m. She was born the 19th day of March 1902 in Rexis, PA the daughter of George Lincoln Williams and his wife, Anna Belle Hooven Williams. She was the last surviving member of her family which included 6 sisters and one brother, who preceded her in death. They were Mrs. Bertha W. woods of Morehead, Mrs. Florence W. McClellan of Gauley Bridge, WV, Mrs. Edna W. Barber of Morehead, Mrs. Nellie W. Austin of Kenova, Mrs. Ruth W. Shannon of Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Lucy W. Huff of Kingsport, TN and Arthur H. Williams of Virginia. She is the beloved mother of Mrs. Jessie B. Salyer and her husband, James W. Salyer of route 4, Louisa. Beloved grandmother of Mrs. Marian S. Cooper and her husband, Robert P. Cooper of Tiptonville, TN and beloved great grandmother of Miss Angela Lee cooper and Miss Stacy Jene Cooper also of Tiptonville, TN. Several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

BAUGESS, Melissa
1903-1988
Funeral services for Melissa Baugess, 84, of route 1, Webbville, will be conducted today (Jun 1) at 11 a.m. in the Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, by the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Baugess died May 30 following a short illness. She was born Jun 23, 1903 in Elliott County, a daughter of the late John and Amanda Whitt Sloas. Her husband, Sherman Baugess died in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Adams of Southgate, MI, one son, Ellis Baugess of Trenton, MI, 4 sisters, Katherine Porter of Webbville, Amy Ratcliff of Ironton, OH, Nora Rice of Front Royal, VA, Gertrude Westfall of Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

BELLOMY, Keither Wellman
Funeral services for Louisa native Keither Wellman Bellomy, 75, Portsmouth, VA, were conducted May 26 in Westhaven Church of God with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Portsmouth. Mr. Bellomy died May 24 in Portsmouth, VA hospital. He was a retired metal smith with the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, with 33 years service, before retirement in 1974. Mr. Bellomy, born in Louisa, was a member of the Westhaven Church of God, member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge 148, Portsmouth and active in senior citizen’s organizations. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen E. Bellomy; 2 daughter, Rita K. Hendley, of Prescott, AZ and Gloria E. Harrell of Virginia Beach, VA; 2 sons, Jon K. Bellomy and Brian D. Bellomy, both of Portsmouth; 3 sisters, Gladys Francis of Garrett, KY and Eunice Preston and Clara Walters both of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

BOGGS, David Harold
1952-1988
Funeral services for David Harold Boggs, 36, Water St., Louisa, will be conducted today Jun 8 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John A. Sims. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Boggs died Jun 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born May 5,1 952 in Albuquerque, NM, a son of Harold Boggs of Jacksonville, FL and Doris Loraine Queen of Louisa. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and member of the Louisa Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Lynn Boggs of Pillow, PA, one daughter, Nikki Boggs of Pillow, PA; 2 sons, Michael Boggs and David Boggs both of Pillow, PA, one stepson, Allen Hill of Pillow; 2 sisters, Patricia Chinnis and Jennifer Queen both of Louisa, one brother, Rodney Queen of Louisa and a stepfather, Ruby Queen of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

BORDERS, Herbert D.
1919-1988
Funeral services for Ulysses native Herbert D. Borders, 68, Wurtland, were conducted May 31 in Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by Rev. Thomas Heaberlin and Rev. Johnnie Little. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Borders died May 28 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Borders was born July 1, 1919, at Ulysses, a son of the late Monroe and Lydia Lemaster Borders. He was a retired electrician at the Russell Roundhouse of the former C & O Railroad. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 940. He was a veteran of the Seebees in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mavis L. Webb Borders of Wurtland; a brother Collie Borders of Ashland; and a sister, Edith Miller of Cannonsburg. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

BRANHAM, Jessie Lucille (Sammons)
1898-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Lucille Branham, 89, of Louisa, were conducted Jun 16 at the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church, Glenhayes, WV, by the Rev. Ronnie Maynard and the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Jun 16 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Branham was born Nov 6, 1898, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Martin Luther and Nancy Jane Williamson Sammons. Her husband, Jim Frank Branham, preceded her in death. Surviving are  3 daughters: Mrs. Frances Butterworth, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Virginia Maynard, route 2, Fort Gay, Mrs. Peggy Wilson, Boynton Beach, FL; 3 sons: Jack Branham, Columbus, James Branham and Douglas Branham both of route 2, Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Mrs. Ida Trent, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Grace Sammons, Williamson, WV; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

BURCHETT, Winfred
1913-1988
Funeral services for Winfred Burchett, 74, 106 West Maple St., Louisa were conducted Jun 27 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jerry Hughes and Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Fannin and Burchett Cemetery on Morgans Creek. Mr. Burchett died Jun 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mr. Burchett was born Sep 29,1913 at Yatesville, a son of the late Bill and Anna Rose Burchett. He was a retired construction worker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Jean Bentley, Mrs. Eva Colvin, and Mrs. Frieda Laney, all of Louisa, Mrs. Rosie McMillan of Raymond, OH, Mrs. Sue Dawson of Bellefontaine, OH and Mrs. Mary Love and Mrs. Goldie Edith Hammond, both of Plain City, OH, 2 sons, Bill H. Burchett of Marysville, OH and John Benjamin Burchett of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Orville Burchett and Lewis Burchett both of Unionville, OH, a sister Mary Griffith of Louisa; 31 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

CALDWELL, Cecil
1928-1988
Funeral arrangements for Cecil Caldwell, 61 of route 1, Webbville, are incomplete. Mr. Caldwell died May 30 at home. He was born May 17, 1927. Arrangements are under the direction of Malone Funeral Home, Grayson. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

Funeral services for Cecil Caldwell, 61, Webbville, were conducted Jun 3 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in the Caldwell family cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died May 30 at his home. He was born May 17, 1927, in Edsel, a son of the late Wesley and Della Triplett Caldwell. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Gallion Caldwell; one daughter, Cecile Baker of El Toro, CA; 3 sons, Matthew Caldwell and Arthur Caldwell, both of Webbville, Larry Caldwell of Sidney, OH; 2 brothers, Fred Caldwell of McConnell, WV and Clifford Caldwell of Lodi, OH; 7 sisters, Gladys Blevins and Opal Maddox, both of Webbville, Juanita Fields and Jewell Stover, both of Seffner, FL, Beatrice Wells of Blaine, Mabel Caldwell of Ashland, and Patty Sue Mackley of Sunbury, OH; and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

CARTER, Lena F. (Adams)
1912-1988
Funeral services for Lena F. Carter, 76, Columbus, were conducted Tuesday, Jun 7, at the O. R. Woodward Chapel in Columbus. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa. Mrs. Carter passed away Saturday Jun 4. She was a member of Carters Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Arlie Randall Carter; one son, Joseph Carter, Gallipolis, OH, 2 daughters, Barbara Bryant, Tennessee, Charlotte Young, Columbus, one sister, Pansy Adams, Kentucky, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

CHILDERS, Bert
1904-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Bert Childers, 83, Catlettsburg, were conducted May 27 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. He died May 25 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Childers was born Oct 18, 1904 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Forrest and Calista Maynard Childers. His wife, Mabel Nunley Childers, died in 1986. He was retired from the Ashland Oil Inc. No. 2 Refinery of Catlettsburg. Surviving are a son, Bert Childers, Jr., of Flatwoods, a stepson, David Anderson of St. Albans, WV, 2 daughters, Mrs. Delberta Stapleton of Louisa and Mrs. Ella Jane Hall of Catlettsburg and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

CHILDERS, Bill
1932-1988
Funeral services for Bill Childers, 56, route 2, Louisa, were conducted May 27 in Richardson Primitive Baptist church by Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Cecil Price. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mr. Childers died May 25 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Childers was born May 2, 1932 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Frank and Penola Runyon Childers. He was a disabled construction worker and a member of the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vneedia Childers, a daughter: Mrs. Ronald "Janet" Burgess of Georgia; a son: Billy Childers of New York; a sister: Mrs. Dan Jordan, route 2, Louisa, a brother: Joe Childers, route 2, Louisa; 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

COBURN, Ella Louise
1937-1988
Graveside services for Ella Louise Coburn, 50, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Jun 23 at 10 a.m. at the Wellman Cemetery, Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. She died Jun 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 14, 1937 at Kistler, VA, a daughter of the late Tom and Janie Minters Coburn. Surviving are one brother, George Coburn, of Orrville, OH; one cousin, Sarah Padgett of route 3 Louisa, and several nieces and nephews.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1988

CORDLE, Melvin
1931-1988
Funeral services for Melvin Cordle, 56, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 1 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Charlie Harrington. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Cordle died May 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Cordle was born Sep 2, 1931 in Alton, OH, a son of Mattie Cordle of Louisa and the late Aaron Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are 4 sons, Lyndon Cordle of Louisa, Stevie Cordle of Boston, Mass., Eddie Cordle of New Mexico and Michael Cordle of Texas and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

CRAWFORD, Geraldine
1988-1988
Graveside services for infant Geraldine Crawford, daughter of Tony and Beverly McKenzie Crawford of route 2, Louisa, will be conducted today Jun 8 at 2 p.m. in the Watts Cemetery, route 2, Louisa by Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Infant Geraldine Crawford died Jun 5, 1988 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jun 5, 1988 in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are one sister, Brandie Leann Crawford at home; one brother, Billy Joe Crawford at home, paternal grandparents, Joe and Minnie Belle Crawford, route 2, Louisa, maternal grandparents, Geraldine and Bill McKenzie, Louisa; great maternal grandparents, Emily Watts of Louisa, Pearl and Willard McKenzie of route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

DOOLEY Dewey
1910-1988
Funeral services for Dewey Dooley, 78, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jun 11 at Belle’s Chapel Freewill  Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Sturgill McCarty. Burial was in Hayes family cemetery. Mr. Dooley died Jun 9 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. He was a retired grain elevator operator for the Ohio Grain Co. and a member of the Belle’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hayes Dooley; a daughter, Darlene Smith of Urbana, OH, 4 sons, Doris Dooley, Ronald Dooley and Donald Dooley, all of Irwin, OH, and Fred Dooley of Springfield, OH; 4 sisters, Sarah Tyree of Springfield, Bertha Gibson of Dayton, OH, Nellie Young of Cable, OH, and Sadie Hayes of Urbana, 3 brothers, Albert Dooley, Hansford Dooley and Allie Jay Dooley all of Springfield; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

GEORGE, Rev. Howard H.
1917-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Rev. Howard H. George, 71, of Philadelphia were conducted May 31 at the Minsall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial was in Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bethel Township, PA. The Rev. George died May 26 at home. He was born Apr 1, 1917 in Ulysses, son of Nora George of Ulysses and the late William George. He was ordained as a minister of the Church of God of Anderson, IN, at the age of 22 and served as a pastor in various states for 28 years before coming to Delaware County, where he was the pastor of the Church of God of Brookhaven for 6 ½ years. For 10 years the Rev.  George was a drug and alcohol counselor, working at Corzer-Chester Medical Center, Upland and St. Luke’s Hospital, Philadelphia. He also served as chaplain at the Delaware County Prison until a recent illness. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Jesse George and a son, Howard M. George. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 47 years, Joy M. Baird George, a son, Michael of Boothwyn, a sister, Irene Johnson of Ulysses and a grandson. Big sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

GRUBB, Kathrine (Glenn)
Funeral services for Kathrine G. Grubb, 70, Circleville, wife of the late Oscar Grubb of Lawrence County, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 29 in Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home in Circleville with burial in Forest Cemetery. Mrs. Grubb, a beautician, died Sunday in Mt. Carmel Hospital West in Columbus. She was born Feb 2, 1918 in Columbus a daughter of the late Phillip and Marie Henn Glenn. Her husband died in 1972. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul Hankins and Mrs. Francis Heslop of Circleville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

HOWARD, Andrew
1921-1988
Funeral services for Andrew Howard, 66 of Jefferson Street, Louisa, will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jun 30 at Moore’s Chapel, Louisa, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Howard died Jun 27, at home. He was born Aug 24, 1921 in West Virginia, son of the late Tom and Emie Morgan Howard. Survivors are his wife, Alma Wallace Howard, 4 daughters: Mrs. Barbara Hoose, Bear Creek, route 2, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Mary Levans, and Mrs. Shirley Bollinger both of Bloomville, OH, Mrs. Erma Adams, Ohio; 2 sons: Arvil Howard and Tom Howard both of Bloomville, OH; a sister: Mrs. Leona Charles, Louisa; 24 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

HOWELL, Iona (Coburn)
1899-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Iona Coburn Howell, 89, of Catlettsburg, will be conducted today Jun 15 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Thomas Foy. Burial will be in the Howell Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Howell died Jun 13 at Elmwood Village Nursing home in Ashland. She was born May 20, 1899 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas Coburn, Jr. and Louisa Childers Coburn. Her husband, Henry Howell died in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Smith of Denver, CO; one son, William E. Howell of Redford, MI; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Russell Wells, route 3, Louisa, 3 stepsons, Garland Howell of Ashland, Hager Howell of Columbus and George Howell of route 4, Louisa, and 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

JOHNSON, Rodney
Funeral services for Rodney Johnson, 21, Louisa, who drowned Saturday in the Big Sandy River, were conducted Jun 28 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Johnson Cemetery at Falls Branch, WV. Johnson is survived by his mother, Rosie Mullett of Tomahawk, his father, John Earl Johnson of Louisa; one sister, Audey Marie Stevens of Black Canyon, AZ; 3 brothers, Phillip Johnson and Adam Johnson, both of Louisa and Johnny Johnson of Columbus, OH; a half brother, Rex Allen Johnson of Louisa; 2 stepsisters, Rose White and Ruth With both of Louisa and a stepbrother, Russell White of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

KELLEY, Emma Jean (Nelson)
1904-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jean Kelley, 84, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jun 28 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Kelley died Jun 24 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Kelley was born Mar 14, 1904 at Dwale, a daughter of the late Milt and Susan Hale Nelson. Her husbands, Hobert A. Cordle and Hardy P. Kelley, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons John M. Caudill, route 4, Louisa, Douglas Cordle, Whitehouse, OH, Hobert A. Cordle, Bluefield, VA; 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1988

LYON, William
1900-1988
Funeral services for William Ernest Lyon, 87, Blaine, were conducted Jun 7 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Elmo Ferguson. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery. Mr. Lyon died Jun 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Lyon was born Sep 23, 1900 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Irvin and Nora Lyon. He was a retired pumper for Ashland Oil, Inc and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years and the Jake Rice Lodge F & AM 606.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Hurl Scaggs and Ernestine Lyon, both of Blaine, a son, James E. Lyon, of Columbus, OH; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

LYONS, Carl
1911-1988
Funeral services for Carl Lyons, 76, Blaine, were conducted Friday, Jun 17, at the Skaggstown Church in Flat Gap by Elmer Burchwell and Paul Preston, ministers. Burial was in the Skaggstown Church Cemetery. Mr. Lyons died Monday, Jun 13 in Texas. He was born Jul 28, 1911, son of the late James Landon and Margaret Fife Lyons. His wife, Erma LeMaster Lyons, died in 1981. Surviving are a Garrett Lyons, of Denver, CO, one daughter, Oneida Key of Dangerfield, four brothers, Lloyd of NC, Elza, James and Earl, all of Columbus, OH; one sister, Ruby Manley of Talbott, TX and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

MARCUM, Dewey
1903-1988
Funeral services for Dewey Marcum, 84, Louisa, were conducted Jun 3 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Mr. Marcum died May 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Marcum was born Dec 20, 1903 in Louisa. He was the son of the late Henry and Tisha Short Marcum. He was a retired oil well driller and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Emma, Pikeville, a son, Berl Marcum of Melbourne; a daughter, Gaynell Edel of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; 3 sisters, Lucy Justice and Lotice Spears, both of Louisa and Imogene Patrick of Akron, OH; a brother, James Marcum of Louisa; and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

MEADE, Flossie (Miller)
1915-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Flossie Meade, 73, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Friday, Jun 17 at the New Mt. Zion United Baptist Church, route 2, Louisa, by Elders Flem Arrowood, Arthur Preece and Gene Barnett. Burial was in the Meade family cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Meade died Wednesday, Jun 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Mar 20, 1915 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Frank and Della Griffith Miller. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church for 45 years. Surviving are her husband, Earl Meade; 2 daughters: Mrs. Willie (Lorene) Absten, Lockbourne, OH, Mrs. Jack (Juanita) Branham, Ashland, KY; 4 sons: Gene "Tuna" Meade, Lockborne, OH, Dan Meade, Louisa, Loyal "Tip" Meade, Louisa, Lloyd Meade, Louisa; 2 sisters: Lola Adkins, Louisa, Stella McKinster, Adams, KY; 2 brothers: Gilbert Miller, Meades Branch, KY, Burt Miller, Columbus; 9 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren; a step great grandchild and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

MOORE, Eli
1893-1988
Funeral services for Eli Moore, 94, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jun 21 at the Young Funeral Home by Elders Basil Hatfield and Elmer Thacker. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Moore died Jun 19 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Moore was born Dec 31, 1893 in Floyd County. His wife, Nancy O’Daniel Moore, died in March. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and an elder of the Primitive Baptist Church for 51 years. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. William (Reba) Mayo, route 4 Louisa, Mrs. Curtiss (Phyllis) Carter, Stewart, VA; 2 sons: Ralph Moore, route 3, Louisa and Paul Moore, Royersford, PA; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

MOORE, James F.
1904-1988
Funeral services were today, Jun 22, for longtime Lawrence Agriculture Agent, prominent farmer and historian, who was killed Monday in a collision with a coal truck on US 23 near Buchanan. James Frederick Moore, 83, Madison St., will be buried in Cyrus Cemetery, at Prichard, WV, following services at 2 p.m. in Louisa United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Mr. Moore, who was Lawrence extension agent 1945-70, died about 12:30 p.m. when the pickup truck he was driving into the north lane of US 23 was rammed broadside by a southbound coal truck at the intersection of US 23 and KY 707. He died at the scene, according to Coroner Aaron Moon. He had been a the family farm. He was born Sep 12, 1904 near Lockwood, son of the late John Malcolm Moore and Mary Cyrus Moore. Mr. Moore graduated in 1922 from Ashland High School and University of Kentucky school of Agriculture in 1929. He began his career in Johnson County, Owsley County 1933-35, Knox County, 1935-45, followed by Lawrence County. At his retirement in 1970 Mr. Moore was recipient of the Distinguished Award by the Kentucky Association of County Agents. The former president of the Louisa Rotary Club is s past president of KACA; 1986 recipient of Distinguished Alumnus of College of Agriculture at UK; past member of board of directors at Louisa Community Hospital, treasurer of Big Sandy Historical Society and member of Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was married to Beulah Magdaline Meuth on Jun 28, 1937. Additional survivors are 2 sons, Dr. James F. Moore, Jr., of Mountain Grove, MO, and Dr. John A. Moore of Midway, KY; a sister, Mrs. Mary Moore Davenport of Lockwood; 2 brothers, Laban T. Moore of Houston, TX and John M. Moore of Columbus; 3 grandchildren, Gina Marie Moore and Joe F. Moore, of Mountain Grove and Leah Anne Moore of Lexington. Pallbearers will be nephews George Meuth, Bobbie Meuth, Donnie Meuth and extension agents John Sparks, Gene Ball and Bob Jones. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

MOORE, Myrta (McCarty)
1901-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrta Colvin Moore, 86, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Jun 3 in Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. John Fraley and Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Moore family cemetery. Mrs. Moore died May 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Moore was born Sep 30, 1901 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Will and Caroline Colvin McCarty. Her husband, Harrison Moore, died in 1978. She was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. Surviving are 8 daughters, Zora Anders and Pearleen Moore, both of Columbus, Ethel Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH, Edith Thompson of Ashville, OH, Irene Ward of West Virginia, Ellen Marie Pack, Paulene Hayes and Belva Howard, all of Louisa, 3 sons, Levi Moore of Columbus, Dave Moore of New Holland, OH and Wilson Moore of Louisa; a brother, Espie McCarty of Oil Springs; 43 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

MUSIC, Bertie (Setser)
1911-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Setser Music, 76, route 5, Louisa, were conducted May 31 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. David Flannery. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Music died May 29 at the residence. Mrs. Music was born Jul 20, 1911, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Walter and Lucy Hatcher Setser. She was a retired school teacher from Johnson County school system with 39 years of service and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Beardsley of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Mable Spears of Van Lear and 3 brothers, Frank Setser and Marvin Setser both of Van Lear and Kenneth Setser of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

NORTHERN, Marie (Bowen)
1922-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Bowen Northern, 65, Louisa, were conducted Jun 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Northern died Jun 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Northern was born Sep 27, 1922 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Chriss and Nancy Music Bowen. Her husband, William H. Northern died in 1981. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Farris (Nancy) E. Bush, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Cora Waller, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Elsie Price, Barboursville, WV; 3 brothers: Grover Bowen, Norfolk, VA, Randall Bowen, Louisa, Charles Bowen, Fort Gay; a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

PRESTON, John
1913-1988
Funeral services for John Preston, 75, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Jun 13 in Little Ethel United Baptist Church by Elder Flem Arrowood and Elder Lawrence Arrowood. Burial was in Preston Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Jun 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Preston was born May 6, 1913 in Whitehouse, a son of the late Asberry and Lizzie Blevins Preston. He was retired from the C & O Railway Co. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Kathleen Bellomy Preston; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Sue Scarberry of Louisa and Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Allen of Columbus and a grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

RICE, Thomas G.
1919-1988
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Thomas G. Rice, 68, Columbus, were conducted Jun 2 in Columbus. He died May 30 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rice was born Sep 11, 1919 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas and Mammie Rice. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and prisoner of war during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Jackson Rice; a daughter, Glynda Rice, of Columbus, 2 brothers, Bill Rice of Florida and Robert Rice of Grove City, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Betty Wardell and Mrs. Eloise Brammer both of Florida and Mrs. Mary Cathrine Albanese of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

RICKMAN, Emmaree (Nunley)
1925-1988
Funeral services for Emmaree Nunley Rickman, 62, route 2, Catlettsburg, will be conducted Thursday Jun 30 at 2 p.m. at the Buchanan Chapel Church by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial will be in the Buchanan Chapel Church Cemetery. Mrs. Rickman died Jun 27 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. She was born Dec 12, 1925 at Zelda, a daughter of the late William and Dora Hicks Nunley. Surviving are her husband, Walter Lee Rickman, 3 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Church, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Phyllis Jean Newsome, Peebles, OH, and Mrs. Teresa Fraley, route 2, Catlettsburg, one son, Walter Lenton Rickman, route 2 Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Boggs, route 2 Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Cynthia Presley, route 4, Louisa, one brother, Charles Gillum, Catlettsburg, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News, Jun 29, 1988

RITTENBERRY, Mary F. (Stewart)
1894-1988
Funeral services for Mary F. Rittenberry, 94, of route 2, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday Jun 2 at 2 p.m. at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Hardwick-Rittenberry cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Rittenberry died May 31 following a long illness. She was born Mar 13, 1894 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Robert and Belle Chapman Stewart. A housewife she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband Bee Rittenberry died in 1945. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Irene Hanshaw of Louisa, one son, Junior Rittenberry of Fair Oaks, PA; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

ROWE, Oscar
1892-1988
Funeral services for Oscar Rowe, 95, 302 1/2 Water St., were conducted May 28 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Flem Arrowood and Lawrence Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rowe died May 25 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Rowe was born July 15, 1892 in Louisa, a son of the late Mart and Pilina Bowe Rowe. His wife, Georgia A. Rowe, died in February. He was a retired employee of C & O Railway and the Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of the United Baptist church for 70 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vennie Lewis of El Cajon, CA; two sons, Arnum Rowe of Louisa and Everett Rowe of LaFayette, GA; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clestenia Rowe of Louisa; a stepson, Arthur Young of Ashland; a brother, Edgel C. Rowe of Ashland; two half-sisters, Mrs. Thelma Brown of MI and Mrs. Lizzie Jane Laney of Deland, FL; a half brother, Charley Rowe of Deland; 11 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

SHELINE, Ruth (Maddox)
1911-1988
Graveside services for Ruth Sheline, 76, route 1, Webbville, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jun 16 at the Porter Cemetery, route 1, Webbville, by Elder James Allen Crase. Mrs. Sheline died Jun 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. She was born Oct 9, 1911, in Elliott county, a daughter of the late John Henry Maddox, Sr. and Avora Fraley Maddox. Her husband, Martin Sheline preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Lake Erie Crace of Arizona, one brother,  John Henry Maddox, Jr. of Georgia. There will be no visitation at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

STEWART, Ruth (Kitchen)
1927-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Stewart, 60, Grayson, were conducted May 31 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Rev. Terry Dean. Burial was in the Bowling Family Cemetery, Denton, KY. Mrs. Stewart died May 28 at home following a long illness. She was born Sep 12, 1927 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Lewis and Goldie A. Glass Kitchen. Surviving are her husband, Chester Stewart, 2 daughters, Barbara Stewart of Lexington, Sandra Stewart of Grayson, one son, Jerald Stewart of Webbville, 3 brothers, Lewis Kitchen, Jr. of Hitchins, Harrison Kitchen of Columbus, Charles Stewart of Tram, KY and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

SULLIVAN, David Lee
1955-1988
Funeral services for David Lee Sullivan, 32,Lexington will be conducted Thursday Jun 23 at 2 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church by Rev. Richard Holiday. Burial will be at the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sullivan died Jun 20 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born Sep 26, 1955 in Gallipolis, OH, son of Herb and Navia Sullivan of Louisa. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist church in Lexington, employed for 10 years by the Radiology Department of the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Linda Duncan Sullivan; one daughter, Ashley Jean Sullivan at home; one brother, Michael Sullivan of Louisa and 2 nieces. Kerr Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1988

THOMPSON, Cecil
1906-1988
Funeral services for Cecil Eugene Thompson, 81, Louisa, were conducted Jun 13 in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Bowe family cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Jun 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 29,1 906 in Lawrence county, a son of the late Clayton and Cora Fraley Thompson. He was a heavy equipment operator and a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Thompson; 5 daughters: Miss Burtis Thompson, at home, Mrs. Emmitt  (Joyce) Ratliff, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Doris Rose, Mrs. Earl (Charline) Pinson, and Mrs. Paul (Janie) Bearss all of Columbus, OH; a son: Cecil Don Thompson, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Lula Parter, Indiana, Mrs. Murel Daniels, Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Corina Childers, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Lena Robinette, Columbus; 3 brothers: Haskie Thompson, Kay Jr. Thompson, and Hercle Thompson all of route 1, Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

THOMPSON, Lula McKinster Estep
1901-1988
Funeral services fro Lulu Estep Thompson, 86, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday Jun 8, in Mary Emily Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hickory Hills Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Jun 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born Aug 5, 1901 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca McKinster. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.N. Thompson and two sons, Onna L. Thompson and Ivie Thompson. Survivors include one daughter, Ildia Fraley of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Lesta Robinette and brother Kay Estep, of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1988

WEBB, Cora A. (Blevins)
1894-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora A. Webb, 94, Fort Gay, were conducted Jun 12 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb family cemetery. Mrs. Webb died Jun 10 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Webb was born Jun 4, 1894 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Adams Blevins. Her husband, Pierce Webb, died in 1974. She was a member of the Open Bible Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Edgle Webb and Arvil Webb both of Fort Gay, 3 daughters, Mrs. Mavis Borders of Wurtland, Mrs. Okie Grant of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Augusta Smith of Louisa; a brother, Ivory Blevins of Fort Gay, a sister, Mrs. Goldie Wellman of Fort Gay; 32 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

WORKMAN, C. H. (Ted)
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, C. H. (Ted) Workman, Hallandale, FL are incomplete. He died May 28 in Humana Biscayne Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Workman was the son of the late Nura Savage Workman Holbrook and Fred Workman and the stepson of the late Jere Herman Holbrook. He was a World War II veteran and of the Protestant faith. He had resided in Hallandale for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Corkun Workman, 3 stepchildren, a sister, Myrtle Irene Workman Holbrook, of Rush, a brother, Paris Holbrook of Ashland and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1988

Funeral services for former Louisa resident, C. H. “Ted” Workman, Hollandale, FL were conducted May 30 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home by the Rev. Libby Fronzak. Entombment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Workman died May 28 in Humana Biscayne Hospital following a lengthy illness. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1988

YOUNG, Herman
1912-1988
Funeral services for Herman Young, 76, Bellville, OH were conducted Saturday, Jun 18 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Grayson by Joe Ed Rice, minister. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Hitchins. Mr. Young died Tuesday, Jun 14 in Galion Community Hospital at Galion, OH. He was born Jan 20, 1912 in Lawrence County, KY, son of the late William and Matilda Lyons Young. His wife, Eunice Campbell Young died in 1977. He was a retired employee of Galion Ironworks. Surviving are a son, Roy Young of Bellville; 3 daughters, Drema Begley of Hamilton, OH, Carolyn Cross of Bellville and Dorothy Jones of Orlando, FL; a sister, Ruby Romans of Grayson, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1988

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JULY

ABSHIRE, Willie
1897-1988
Funeral services for Willie Abshire, 90, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jun 30 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Oakley Lyon. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Abshire died Jun 28, in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Abshire was born Oct 30, 1897 at Millard, a son of the late Bill and Matilda Abshire. His wife, Edith Dixon Abshire, died in 1982. He was a retired miner, a World War I army veteran and a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Edna Estep and Mrs. Linda Shannon both of Louisa, Mrs. Revia Stewart of Au Gres, MI and Mrs. Matilda Young of Blaine; 3 sons, William Ireland Abshire of Long Beach, CA, Jack Abshire of Louisa and Walter Abshire of Hazel Park, MI; 44 grandchildren and several great  grandchildren. Big sandy News, Jul 6, 1988

ARRINGTON, Zella (Garred)
1907-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Zella K. Garred Arrington, 81, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Jul 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Leon Greer and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She died Jul 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Arrington was born May 23, 1907 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Lee A. and Jennie Elam Garred. Her husband, Alonzo Arrington died in 1976. She was a retired teacher in the Lawrence County and Wayne County (WV) school systems and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and the Louisa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Preston of Louisa, a son, Dr. Walter Lee Arrington of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Bernard Richmond of Huntington, WV and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jul 13, 1988

BROWN, Harry
1907-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Harry Brown, 81, Ashland, were conducted Jul 8 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Paul Schmidt and Rev. Owen Miller. Burial was in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Mr. Brown, veteran of World War II, died Jul 5 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a short illness. He was born Apr 6, 1907 in Lawrence County, a son of th elate Mrs. Rose Ferguson Porter. He was a retired mechanic for the Leonard Green Garage, member of Second Freewill Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1988

CHAPMAN, Ada (Maynard)
1925-1988
Funeral services for Ada Maynard Chapman, 63, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Jul 7 at 11 a.m. in the Evert Maynard residence at Beauty. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery, Beauty. Mrs. Chapman died Jul 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Chapman was born Apr 23, 1925 a daughter of Harrison and Suzie Coleman Maynard. Survivors are her husband, Joe Chapman, route 5, Louisa; 2 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Russell of California, Charlotte Chapman at home; 3 sons, Joe Chapman and Danny Chapman, both at home, Donald Bowen, Erlanger, one brother, Jesse Maynard of Beauty, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1988

FRAZIER, Maud (Smith)
1894-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Maud S. Frazier, 93, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 22 in the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church by Elder Kelly Castle, Elder Virgil Fields, Elder Leonard Napier, and Elder Jimmy Hall. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery in Fort Gay. Mrs. Frazier died Jul 19 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Frazier was born Dec 29, 1894, in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late John and Jennie Smith. Her husband, Ike Frazier, died in 1972. She was a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Maynard of Roanoke, VA, 2 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

GREATHOUSE, Harley
1898-1988
Funeral services for Harley Greathouse, 90, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 18, in Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Mr. Greathouse died Jul 15. Mr. Greathouse was born Jan 17, 1898 in Orma, WV, a son of the late Samuel and Flora Laughlin Greathouse. He was a retired B. F. Goodrich Co. employee. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Holt Greathouse, a sister, Ivy Hale Spencer of West Virginia; and 2 brothers, Howard Greathouse of Spencer, WV and Shirley Dwight Greathouse. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1988

GRIFFITH, Charlie
1910-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Charlie Martin (Scoop) Griffith, 78, Grayson, were conducted Jul 23 in East Side Church of Christ by minister Bill Bush. Burial was in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Mr. Griffith died Jul 21 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Griffith was born May 26, 1910 in Lawrence County. He was the son of the late Simon and Laura Guard. His wives, Ida Bryant Griffith and Cloma Pennington Griffith preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of Young & Damron Inc in Grayson and a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Grayson. Surviving are 5 sons, Warren Griffith, Don Griffith, and Chuck Griffith, all of Grayson and Kenneth Griffith and Billy Griffith both of Dayton, OH, 5 daughters, Laura Etter, Maxine Carroll, and Donna Griffith, all of Grayson, Lavonna Rupert of Ashland and Carol Hensley of Jackson; 2 sisters, Sarah Fuller of Dayton and Lucy Martin of Ashland; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

HARRISON, Richard
1942-1988
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident, Richard Dale Harrison, 46, Columbus, were conducted Jul 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison died Jul 7 in Columbus. Mr. Harrison was born Jan 25, 1942, in Elliston, VA, a son of Bessie Pack Sullivan of Louisa and the late Calvin Andrew Harrison. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Patricia Harrison; 2 sons, Ricky Dale Harrison and Calvin Harrison, both of Columbus, OH, a brother, Sammie Pack of Houston, TX; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sheila Watts and Mrs. Wilma Adkins both of Louisa., stepfather, William Sullivan of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1988

HOPSON, Carl D.
1916-1988
Funeral services for Carl D. Hopson, 71, Louisa, were conducted Jul 18 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William E. Garda. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. He died Jul 15 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Hopson was born Nov 11, 1916 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Rev. T. J. Hopson and Margaret Walters Hopson. He was a retired Kentucky Power Co employee with 35 years service. He was a World War II Army Corps veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Fred Gross Masonic Lodge of Westwood and Indra Consistory of Covington and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a graduate of Marshall University and a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Carlson Hopson; a daughter: Mary R. Hopson, Lexington, KY, 2 sisters: Olive Browning, Hobe Sound, FL and Gail Metheney, Tuscola, IL. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1988

JONES, John
1919-1988
Graveside military services for former Louisa resident John Paul Jones, 68, Denver, CO were conducted Jun 29 in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Mr. Jones died Jun 25 in Veterans Administration Center in Denver. Mr. Jones was born Sep 22, 1919, in Burdine, a son of the late J. C. and Mattie Johnson Jones. He was a disabled World War II Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Welch Jones, a son, Billy Jones of Salt Lake City, UT’; 2 daughters, Cheri Shull and Betty Jones, both of Denver; a sister, Betty Keaton of Ashland; 2 brothers, Claude Jones of Ashland  and Robert F. Jones of Van Nuys, CA and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1988

MAYNARD, Bobby R.
1929-1988
Funeral services for Glenhayes, WV native Bobby R. Maynard, 58, Columbus, will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 6 at 2 p.m. in Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Maynard family cemetery at Glenhayes. Mr. Maynard died Jul 4 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born Sep 14, 1929 at Glenhayes, a son of the late Frank Maynard and Riva Wallace Maynard. The retired employee of the N & W Railroad was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Diane) Bates and Mrs. Paul (Robin) Morrison, both of Columbus, OH, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Puskas of Fort Gay, Mrs. Freda Carter of Glenhayes, and Mrs. Betty Ann Wheatley of Romulus, MI; 4 brothers, Okey Maynard of Glenhayes, Jack Maynard of Fort Gay, Ireson Wallace of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1988

MCDANNALD, Nannie P.
1910-1988
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Nannie P. McDannald, 78, Westerville, OH, were conducted Jul 9 in Hill Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Ellsworth with burial in Blendon Central Cemetery, Westerville. Mrs. McDannald died Jul 4 in Naples, FL. She was born in 1910 in Martin County and resided in Lawrence County several years. Surviving are her husband, George A. McDannald, daughters, F. Jean Morris of Woodbury, MN, Matie J. Pelfrey of Dublin, OH, Wanda C. Mathess of Columbus, Gladys M. good of Westerville, sons, John L. Wilson of Columbus, Larry Wilson of Massillon, stepsons, G. Calvin McDannald of Gahanna and Gary E. McDannald of Columbus; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

PETERMAN, Deloris (Fitzgerald)
1928-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Deloris Fitzgerald Peterman, 59, Burnaugh, were conducted Jul 22 in Catlettsburg Church of God by Rev. Tom Mullins. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Peterman died Jul 20 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Peterman was born Oct 28, 1928, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harrison and Bracie Wilson Fitzgerald. Her husband, James Peterman, died in 1987. She was a member of the Catlettsburg Church of God. Surviving are a son, James Peterman, of Catlettsburg, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Boyd of Catlettsburg, 5 brothers, Buddy Fitzgerald of Fallsburg, George Ed Fitzgerald of Columbus, OH, Harrison Fitzgerald, Jr. of Ashland, John Paul Fitzgerald of Pontiac, MI and James Fitzgerald of Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Reagan of Gallia, OH and Mrs. Geneva Peterman of Catlettsburg; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

ROBINSON, Timmy
1957-1988
Funeral services for Timmy Lee Robinson, 30, Louisa, were conducted Jul 18 in Fort Gay Church of Christ by minister Bob Harper. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Robinson died Jul 14 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Robinson was born Nov 30, 1957, in Louisa, a son of Delcia Frazier Robinson of Louisa and the late Jesse Robinson. He was a stock boy for Jones Pic-Pac Supermarket. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Rhonda Bowen Robinson, a son, Timmy Lee Robinson, Jr., at home, a brother, Freddie Robinson of Glen Hayes, WV, and his maternal grandfather, Fred Frazier of Clifford. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1988

SMITH, James
1962-1988
Funeral services for former Louisa resident, James Smith, Jr. 26, Anniston, AL, were conducted Jul 26 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Kenneth Wright and Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Jul 21 in Regional Medical Center in Alabama following a short illness. Mr. Smith was born Oct 4, 1962, in Louisa, a son of Garnett Sue Cavender of Delta, AL and the late James Richard Smith, Sr. He was an employee of Custom Auto Trim. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Mae Smith of Anniston; a stepdaughter, Stacy Regen of Centre, AL, a brother, Darrell Smith of Anniston; 3 sisters, Emily Johnson of Ohatchee, Al, Brenda Davis of Lincoln, AL and Teresa Greene of Anniston; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Jordan of Louisa and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cynthia Smith of Rush. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

SMITH, Pearl (Chandler)
1922-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Smith, 66, Lowmansville were conducted Jul 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Rev. K. D. Ray. Entombment was in Highland Memorial park Mausoleum. Mrs. Smith died Jul 7 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born Jun 19, 1922 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Jeff and Ethel Hayes Chandler. Her husband, Paul Smith died in 1969. She was a retired teacher. Surviving are a brother, Kenneth Chandler of Colonial Heights, VA and a sister, Jean Castle of Lowmansville. Big Sandy news, Jul 13, 1988

STONE, Mason
1912-1988
Graveside services for Mason Stone, 75, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Jul 9 in Greenlawn cemetery by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mr. Stone died Jul 6 in Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth. Mr. Stone was born Jul 9, 1912 in Decoy, a son of the late William and Judy Howard Stone. He was a retired welder with the Rockwell Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna E. Stone; 5 daughters, Mrs. Audrey Brown and Mrs. Avonelle Lovell both of Bluffton, OH, Mrs. Opal Worthington of Waynesfield, OH, Mrs. Joyce Pittman of Aubury, TX and Mrs. Kathy McMillion of Kenton, OH; 4 sons, Harless Stone of New Baltimore, MI, James Earl Stone of Florida, Elwood Stone of Waynesfield and William Stone of Louisa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mabelle Stewart of Williamson, WV, Nancy J. Stone of Blaine and Mrs. Mollie Damron of Howell, MI; 2 brothers, Helton Stone of Dayton, OH and Ernest Stone of Ashland; 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1988

THOMPSON, Alma (Adams)
1911-1988
Funeral services fro Irad native Alma A. Thompson, 76, Arroyo Grande, CA were conducted Jun 13 with burial in Arroyo Grande cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Jun 9 in Arroyo Grande hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born Jul 8, 1911 in Irad. She lived in Arroyo Grande since 1970. She was an active member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Pismo Beach and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Arroyo Grande. She is survived by her husband, James H. Thompson, of Arroyo Grande; 2 daughters, Lucille Comer of Albuquerque, NM and Irene Gregory of San Luis Obispo, a brother, Woodrow Adams of Columbus, a sister, Grace Sanders of London, OH; 3 grandchildren and one great grand child. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1988

THOMPSON, Lottie Louise (Arrington)
1915-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Louise Arrington Thompson, 72, 116 Bird Hayes Manor, were conducted Jul 23 in First United Methodist Church in Louisa by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Jul 21 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Thompson was born Nov 16, 1915, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sherina Thompson Arrington. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Mae Morgan, Raleigh, NC and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prince, Charlotte, NC; 2 brothers: Malcolm Burgess Arrington, and Jakie Arrington, both of Louisa; 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1988

VANHORN, Ellen (McGuire)
1915-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Virginia Vanhorn, 72, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Jul 17 in Fallsburg Tabernacle by Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Compton Cemetery. Mrs. Vanhorn died Jul 14 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. Mrs. Vanhorn was born Nov 12, 1915, in Paint Creek, WV, a daughter of the late John and Maude Branham McGuire. Her husband, Ray Vanhorn, died in 1985. She was a retired owner and operator of Ellen’s Variety Store at Fallsburg. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Johnson of Lake City, Ark., a son, Reggie Vanhorn of Tampa, FL, a sister, Patsy Whitt, of Carbon, WV; 5 brothers, John Milton McGuire of Cincinnati, OH, Don McGuire and Dexter McGuire both of Alderson, WV, Dan McGuire of Cabin Creek, WV and Pat McGuire of Salem, OR; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1988

WARD, Lorene (Wellman)
1916-1988
Funeral services for Blaine native Lorene Ward, 72, Delaware, OH were conducted Jul 2 in Delaware with burial there. Mrs. Ward died Jun 30 in Grant Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Ward was born Mar 9, 1916, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Wellman. Her husband, Herman Ward, died in 1978. She was a member of the Montvue Baptist Church, Morristown, TN. She lived 25 years in Delaware, OH and retired from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1978. Before her illness she was a resident of Morristown, TN. Survivors include 6 daughters, Anna Whitney, Linda Ward, Betty Stidam, all of Delaware, Lily Heironimus, Springfield, Della Hedricks, Dalton, GA and Velma Long, Morristown; 5 sons, Jim Ward, Ronald Ward, Springfield, Donald Ward, Jackie Ward and Fred Ward, all of Conroe, TX; 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1988

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AUGUST

BALL, Eldred
Funeral services for former Lawrence County Judge E. Nile Ball, 74, Adams were conducted Aug 8 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James. L. Hayes and Rev. John I. Fraley. Burial was in Moore cemetery. Mr. Ball died Aug 6 at the residence. He was former Lawrence County judge/executive from 1958-1962, Lawrence County magistrate from 1950 to 1958. He was also retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Mattie Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilva Moore Ball, a daughter, Mrs. Myrna Loy Pack, of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, James Benton Ball and William Clinton Ball, both of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Ball Wirey of Las Vegas, NV and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1988

BLANKENSHIP, Elba
Funeral services for former Overda resident Elba E. Blankenship, 82, Williamsport, OH, were conducted Aug 20 with burial in Springlawn Cemetery at Williamsport. Mr. Blankenship died Aug 18 at the residence. Survivors include wife, Goldie, 2 daughters, Alice Elizabeth Speakman of Williamsport, Goldie June Boysel of Circleville, 3 sons, Roscoe of Circleville, Ralph and Richard of Columbus, 3 sisters, Enighal Swackhammer, Gore, OH, Lucille Adams of Logan and Wilma Johnson, Tucson, AZ, 2 brothers, Jesse Blankenship of Circleville and James Blankenship of Logan; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

BRANHAM, Virginia (Ramey)
1937-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Sharlene Branham, 51, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 8 in Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Hardwick Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Aug 6 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Branham was born Aug 6, 1937 in Fort Gay, a daughter of Charlie and Ruby Copley Ramey of Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Arlie L. Branham, a son, Darrell Leon Branham of Louisa, 6 daughters, Mrs. Hilda Daphene Pack of Fort Gay, Mrs. Gilda Delphene Spears, Mrs. Zelma Jusstine King, Mrs. Sheila Arletta Bowens and Mrs. Tara Dovima Roberts, all of Louisa, and Mrs. Vest Bernice Rice of Fallsburg; a sister, Mrs. Florene Thompson of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Frank Ramey of Fort Gay and Charles Eldon Ramey of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and a special aunt, Ruth Copley. A sister, Darlene Hardwick is deceased. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1988

BRUMFIELD, Tracy William
1912-1988
Graveside services for Tracy William Brumfield, 75, route 1, Louisa were conducted Aug 30 by Rev. Gallie Isaac in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 89, disabled Vets and VFW. Mr. Brumfield died Aug 26 at home. He was born Nov 26, 1912 in Lawrence County, son of the late Thomas Milton and Gertrude Smith Brumfield. He was a World War II veteran, disabled Army veteran and a member of the VFW. His wife, Lottie Ward Brumfield died in 1981. Surviving are one daughter, Shaun Brumfield, Bristol, VA; 4 sons: Don Brumfield, Marietta, GA, Lon Brumfield, Louisa; John Brumfield, Marietta, GA, Mitchell Brumfield, at home; a sister: Mrs. Eunice Cooksey, Cannonsburg, KY; 5 grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

BRYAN, Paul
1914-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native Dr. Paul Bryan, 73, Jacksonville Beach, FL were conducted in Florida. Dr. Bryan, who practiced medicine in Ashland 1951-63 died Jul 28 in Jacksonville Beach, following a lengthy illness. Dr. Bryan was born Nov 26, 1914 a son of the late J. Ned and Viola Peters Bryan. He was a graduate of Marshall University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a veteran of World War II. After suffering a heart attack he joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington in 1963. He retired 2 years ago and moved to Florida. Surviving are his wife, Inez Lyon Bryan; 3 children, Chrisopher Bryan of Charleston, SC, Paul Edward Bryabn of Tampa, FL and Mrs. Linda Kunkle of Riverside, CA; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

BUSH, Alva
1896-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Alva Edmond Bush, 92, Ashland, were conducted Aug 25 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. Paul H. Schmidt and Rev. A. N. Lester. Mr. Bush died Aug 22 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bush was born Jun 4, 1896 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Willis K. and Pearl Wilson Bush. His wives Stella Dalton Bush and Lillian Yadon Bush, preceded him in death. He was a retired repairman leader, maintenance operations, at Armco Inc Ashland Works, a World War I Army veteran and a member of Pollard Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert E. Bush and Lloyd E. Bush both of Ashland; 3 daughters, Edna Hamrick and Dorothy B. Anderson, both of Ashland and Helen Helton of Tallahassee, FL; a brother, Ivan Bush of Lebanon, OH, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

BUSH, Russell Edward
1928-1988
Funeral services for Russell Edward Bush, 60, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Aug 25 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bush died Aug 22 at home. He was born Jan 5, 1928 at Ashland, son of Hazel Coburn Bush, route 1, Louisa and the late Lowman Bush. He retired from Ashland Oil Water Transportation with 32 years, a veteran of Korean War and a member of the VFW. Surviving in addition to his mother are 5 sisters, Mrs. Louise Barker of Fort Gay, Mrs. Garnet Tabors of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Marie Moore, Mrs. Lois Stevens, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Virginia Stanley of Paintsville; 6 brothers,  Richard Bush of Gaston, IN, Cecil Bush, William Bush, Lowell Gene Bush, Farris Bush, all of Louisa and Ivan Bush of Freeman, KY; 2 half brothers, Harvey Fitzer of Ashland and Lowman Carroll of Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

COURTNEY, Ollie Victor
1908-1988
Funeral services for Ollie Victor Courtney, 80, roué 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Aug 21 in Buchanan Chapel by Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Courtney died Aug 17 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Courtney was born Apr 13, 1908 in Harold, a son of the late Samuel W. and Amy Ousley Courtney. He was a retired carpenter, a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW at Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Burke Courtney; 3 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Daniel of Corbin, Mrs. Sharon Storie of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Barbara Wellman of Clearwater, FL; 4 sons, Charles Courtney of Florence, Wendell Courtney of Louisa, Dean Courtney of Catlettsburg, and Paul Courtney of Morehead; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

COX, Lawrence Logan
A 25 year old Chapman man was killed by a train at the Torchlight-Chapman crossing early Tuesday morning. Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon said Lawrence Logan Cox, was dead at the scene about 5 miles south of Louisa. The mangles body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort, Moon said. The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. involving an eastbound CSX coal train. The engineer spotted the man laying on the crossing from an approaching crossing. The train was traveling about 25 miles an hour, and the engineer blew his whistle but to no avail. Moon said the engineer could not get the train stopped in time to avoid the incident. Kentucky State Police Trooper Bobby Jack Woods investigates. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are pending. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1988

Funeral services for Lawrence Logan Cox, 25, Chapman were conducted Aug 12 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Spurlock Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Cox was killed by a train, Aug 9 on a crossing near Chapman. He was born Dec 12, 1962 in Louisa, a son of Jay and Sarah Spurlock Cox of Louisa. He was employed by the Charter Cable Television Co. Additional survivors are 5 sisters, Bonnie Moore, Martha Marcum, Mary Perkins and Daphnia Meek, all of Louisa and Mabel Osborne of Kenova, WV and 3 brothers, John Thomas Cox of Dayton, OH, and Millard F. Cox and Bennie C. Cox both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1988

CRANK, Dan
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Dan Crank 78, Seminole, FL were conducted in Florida. The retired U. S. Air Force master sergeant and Louisa police chief died Aug 17 in University General Hospital, Seminole, following an extended illness. He was born in Lawrence County, the son of the late Millard and Mary Crank. Mr. Crank was a member of the VFW of Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Wynona, a son, Ronald, New York City; 2 daughters, Iva Marie Carmichael, Clearwater, FL and Martha Sanders, Piqua, OH; brother, Bert Crank, Dayton, OH, sister, Virginia Holbrook, Louisa, and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

FRASHER, Estill R.
1929-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Estill R. Frasher, 61, Amherst Township, OH, were conducted Aug 13 in Elyria, OH by Rev. David Baumon. Burial was there. Mr. Frasher died Aug 11 in Elyria Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan 1, 1929, a son of the late John and Maggie Frasher, in the Olioville section of Lawrence County. He retired in 1984 from Harshaw Chemical Co. in Elyria after 25 years service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Elyria. Survivors include his wife, Loray Compton Frasher; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Kathy) Schmitt of Grafton, Mrs. Tim (Vicki) Molick of Sheffield Lake, Mrs. Tim (Karen) Huber of Elyria; 2 sons, Karl Frasher of LaGrange and John Frasher of Lorain; 2 sisters, Ethel Hutchinson of Ashland, KY and Ruth Adkins of East Liverpool, OH, a brother, Bill Frasher of Houston, TX and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1988

FRAZIER, Ethyl (Miller)
1920-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ethyl Violet Miller Frazier, 68, Nitro, WV, were conducted Aug 26 at East Nitro United Baptist Church by Rev. Robert Lett and the Rev. David Wilkinson. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, WV. Mrs. Frazier died Aug 23 at the residence. Mrs. Frazier was born Apr 23, 1920, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Albert and Sada Smith Miller. She was an employee of Clayton Lumber Co. in Ashland and a member of the East Nitro United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Judy Blankenship of Eleanor, WV and Mrs. Karen Dillione of Cross Lanes, WV; a son, James Frazier of Nitro; 2 brothers, Elmer Miller of Hurricane, WV and Charles Miller of Nitro; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie Hensley and Mrs. Sarah Eskew both of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

FYFFE, Clyde
1921-1988
Funeral services for Martha native Clyde Fyffe, 66, of Columbus, were conducted Aug 16 in Grove City, OH with burial there. He died Aug 12. Mr. Fyffe was born Oct 11, 1921, at Martha, a son of the late Robert Fyffe and Mae Terry Fyffe. He was a veteran of WWII and retiree of Westinghouse Corp. Surviving are his wife, Ida Delong Fyffe, daughter, Beverly Fyffe, Medina, OH; 2 sisters, Gladys Ferguson and Elma Skaggs both of Blaine, mother in law, Elizabeth Delong, Paintsville and many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

HALE, John
1927-1988
John H. Hale, 60, route 3, Louisa, died Aug 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Hale was born Sep 11, 1927 in Ashland, a son of the late John and Lovesta Blanton Hale. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Onita Ison Hale; 4 daughters, Mrs. Judy Davis, Mrs. Susie Gibson and Mrs. Brenda Storie, all of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Donna Roberts of Louisa; a son, Johnny E. Hale of Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lorene White and Mrs. Joan Falwell, both of Mesa, AZ and 3 brothers, Dean Hale, Robert Hale and Ralph Hale all of Casa Grande, AZ. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1988

MOORE, Kermit
1910-1988
Funeral services for Kermit Moore, 78, Mattie, were conducted Aug 29 in Mattie Methodist Church by Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Aug 27 at the residence. He was born Jun 19, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jay and Octava Stambaugh Moore. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Moore, one daughter, Rosemary Sloas of Mattie and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

MULLINS, Roy
1913-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Roy Mullins, 75, Ashland, were conducted Aug 21 in Steen Funeral Home by Maj. David Varney with burial in Ashland Cemetery. Mr. Mullins died Aug 19 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Mullins was born Feb 23, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas and Luttie Mullins. He was a retired employee of Dayton Malleable in Ironton, OH, a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Clarence Fields Post 76, American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10017 in Ashland and attended the Salvation Army Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Blankenship Mullins, a son Roy Richard Mullins, of Marion, IN, 2 daughters, Nyoka Hicks of Ashland and Mary Sue Kelley of Marion, a brother, Charles E. of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Emma Ozzenback of Marion and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

PACK, Emery
1906-1988
Funeral services for Emery Pack, 82, route 1, Radnor, WV, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 18 at the Radnor Church of God, route 1, Radnor. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery, route 1, Radnor. Mr. Pack died Aug 16 at Humana Hospital Louisa. He was born May 20, 1906 in Louisa, KY, son of the late Ransom and Martha Hunt Pack. Survivors are one daughter, Ruth Wilcox, Columbus, OH, 2 sons, John Sherman Pack, Fort Gay, WV and Jennings Pack, route 1, Radnor, one brother, Emmett Pack, Fort Gay; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Aug 17, 1988

PARKER, Jamie
1984-1988
Funeral services for Jamie Parker, 3, Blaine, were conducted Jul 28 in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Jay Boggs Cemetery. The youngster died Jul 25 in University of Kentucky Medical Center at Lexington. He was born Nov 16, 1984 at Paintsville, a son of Norma Parker. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Kimberly and Samantha Parker and one brother, Joey Parker, at home; his maternal grandmother, Betty Jo Parker of Blaine. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

PRESTON, Delta (Moore)
1900-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Delta Preston, 88, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Aug 25 in  Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Gene Blevins and Rev. Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died Aug 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Preston was born Jan 30, 1900 in Charley, a daughter of the late Ephraim Moore and Onalda Chapman Moore. Her husband, James H. Preston died in 1984. She was a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 5 daughters: Mrs. Eula P. Hall, Wilmington, NC, Mrs. Eileen Lindsey, Wilmington, NC, Mrs. Juanita Hagaman, Ashland, Mrs. Jean Hagaman, Louisa, Mrs. Joann Kelly, Annapolis, MD; 4 sons: Herbert Preston, Columbus, OH, Charles W. Preston, and David V. Preston, both of Louisa, James P. Preston, Louisville, KY; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was on charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

RIFFE, Nancy (Sprouse)
1013-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Nancy Beatrice (Birdie) Sprouse Riffe, 75, Catlettsburg, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug 3 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Tom Mullins. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens at Ashland. Mrs. Riffe died Jul 31 a the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Riffe was born May 2, 1913, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Cisco Adams Sprouse. Her husband, Haskell Riffe, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Jack Riffe and Gould Riffe, both of St. cloud, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Lockwood, of Catlettsburg, a brother, Joe Bill Sprouse of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Doris Purdue of Catlettsburg; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

RIGGSBY, Pauline
1961-1988
Funeral services for Miss Pauline Riggsby, 27, Webbville, were conducted Jul 28 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home by Rev. Billie T. Rice. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Miss Riggsby died Jul 25 of a headon collision on KY 1. Miss Riggsby was born May 13, 1961 in Morgan County, a daughter of Clyde and Wanda Reed Riggsby. She was a nurse’s aide at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Additional survivors include 3 sisters, Sherold Yearout of Louisa, Maryetta Moore of Sandy Hook and Rita Fannin of Pikeville; 4 brothers, Robert Riggsby and Ricky Riggsby both of Fairborn, OH, Clyde Riggsby Jr, and Michael Riggsby both of Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

SCOTT, Rhoda Jeanette (Allen)
1909-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Jeanette Scott, 78, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Aug 26 in Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Scott Cemetery. Mrs. Scott died Aug 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Scott was born Sep 14, 1909 in Pikeville, a daughter of the late Kenis and Polly Stevenson Allen. Surviving are 5 daughters, Betty Salyers of Bluefield, VA, Alice Henson and Nancy Fitzgerald both of Louisa, and Ida Cassady and Marie Kokiko, both of Galion, OH; 3 sons, John Scott and Marvin Scott both of Louisa and Jimmy Reagan of Galion, OH; 36 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

SLONE, Eslie (Ferguson-Castle)
1914-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Eslie Slone, 74, Keaton, were conducted Aug 19 in Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha by ministers Elmer Burchwell, John Pelphrey, and Aubry Stonson. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Mrs. Slone died Aug 17 at the residence. Mrs. Slone was born Apr 1, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Virgie Bailey Ferguson. Her husband, Harry Castle and Orville Slone, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Deloris Rose of Redbush, Sue Smith of Redbush, Phyllis Sparks of New Baltimore, MD, Dorothy Gilliam of Isonville, Lula Houck of Fort Myers, FL; one brother, Harrison Ferguson of Palaski, OH; a sister, Marie Evans of Blaine; 10 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

SMITH, Theodore
1906-1988
Funeral services for Theodore (Ted) Smith, 81, Louisa, were conducted Aug 29 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. roger Jordan. Burial was in Smith family cemetery. Mr. smith died Aug 27 in the home of a sister, Mrs. Ruby Holbrook, Louisa. Mr. Smith was born Nov 4, 1906 in Carter County, a son of the late D. M. and Anna Roberts Smith. He was a retired farmer, a member of the American Legion Post at Willard, KY and a World War II Army veteran. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Doris A. Wallen of Mt. Sterling; 4 brothers, Jay Smith of London, OH, Ed Smith and Randle Smith, both of Louisa and Fred Smith of Boyd County; another sister, Elizabeth Williams of Crestview, FL; 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

SPURLOCK, Lena Irene (Thompson)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Lena Irene Spurlock, 69, of Rockwood, MI will be conducted Thursday Aug 4 at 11 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Spurlock died Jul 30 at the Riverside Hospital in Rockwood. She was born Nov 4, 1918 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Marion and Lucy Bates Thompson. Her husband, Patton Spurlock died in 1986. Survivors include 3 sons: Ronald Spurlock and  Donald Spurlock both of Rockwood, MI and Timothy Spurlock of Wyandotte, MI; one daughter, Joyce Cox of Trenton, MI, 3 brothers, Everett Thompson, Mansfield, OH, Lee Thompson, and Ray Thompson both of route 2, Louisa; 5 sisters: Mrs. Lora Mae Williamson, Mrs. Thelma Maynard, Mrs. Ruth Roberts all of route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Martiner, Carlton, MI and Mrs. Nixie Stedium, MO, and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

THOMPSON, Ethel (Holmes)
1906-1988
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Ethel I. Holmes Thompson, 82, Portsmouth, were conducted Aug 20 in Roberson Funeral Home by Rev. Dennis Dawes. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH. Mrs. Thompson died Aug 18 enroute to Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth. Mrs. Thompson was born Apr 8, 1906 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Lillburn and Rhoda E. Webb Holmes. Her husband, Raymond L. Thompson, died in 1942. She was a retired nurse. Surviving are a son, Lowell E. Thompson, of Stout, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Clara Bell Haerr and Mrs. Vivian Welling, both of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Gladys Dockmijiam of Sun City, AZ; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

THORNSBURY, Mary (Chaney)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Thornsbury, 83, Fort Gay, were conducted Jul 30 in Young Funeral Home by Elders Kelly Castle, Leonard Napier and Virgil Fields. Burial was in Doss Cemetery. Mrs. Thornsbury died Jul 27 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Thornsbury was born Jan 22, 1905 in Pikeville, a daughter of the late Greene and Sarah Belcher Chaney. Her husband, Edgar Lee Thornsbury, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Fred Thornsbury, of Fort Gay; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1988

TILLER, Nettie (Preece)
1909-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Preece Tiller, 79, Inez, were conducted Aug 26 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home by Glen R. Moore and Ed Slone, ministers. Burial was in Tiller family cemetery at Coldwater. Mrs. Tiller died Aug 23 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs.Tiller was born May 16, 1909, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Vicie Preece. Surviving are her husband, Columbus Tiller, 3 sons, Roy tiller and Printis Tiller, both of Inez, and Dennis Tiller of Louisa; 5 daughters, Vicie Blackburn, Tennessee Crum, and Etta Marie Maynard, all of Inez and Louisa Blount and Grethel Stover, both of Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1988

WALLACE, Stanley
1912-1988
Funeral services for Stanley (Mose) Wallace, 76, West Main Street, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Edgar J. Kelly. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died Tuesday in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Jul 7, 1912 in Louisa, a son of the late John Wallace and Elizabeth Moore Wallace. He was a retired employee of Ashland Asphalt Co. and was employed by Young Funeral Home 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Ratcliff Wallace of Louisa; one brother, John A. Wallace of Bayshore, NY, and several nieces and nephews.  Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1988

WARD, Joseph A.
1971-1988
Funeral services for Joseph Andrew Ward, 17, Fort Gay, were conducted Aug 19 in Johnson-Nichols Funeral Home in Wayne by Rev. Richard Childes. Burial was in Crabtree Farm. He died Aug 17 in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born Mar 18, 1971 at Huntington, a son of Joseph Ward and Mary Ann Ward of Fort Gay. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Wayne and was a senior at Tolsia High School and a member of the baseball team. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Talina Ward and Katrina Ward, both at home, 2 stepbrothers, Stephen and Christopher Reese, at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelvey C. Turley and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sadie Ward. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

YORK, Terry
1956-1988
Funeral services for former Louisa resident Terry York, 31, Long Beach, CA were conducted Aug 21 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in York family cemetery. He died Aug 16 in California as the result of a 2 vehicle accident. Mr. York was born Dec 16, 1956 in Monroe, MI, a son of Robert York of Louisa and Virginia Manley York of Long Beach. He was a self-employed sign painter. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Anita York, a daughter, Debra York at home, a son, Terry York, Jr. at home, 6 sisters and 5 brothers, Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1988

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BAKER, Minnie
1917-1988
Private graveside services for Louisa native, Minnie Christian Baker, 71, Ashland, were conducted Sep 16 in Pine Hill Cemetery by Rev. Michael L. Gibbons. Ms. Baker died Sep 13 in Elwood Village Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. Ms. Baker was born Jun 28, 1917 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Sherman and Lula Murphy Christian. She came to Ashland in 1933. She was a member of the Methodist church, a former member of the King’s Daughters’ Medical Hospital Auxiliary, and active in Boyd County Humane Society. She was former employee of Clayton & Lambert, Inc. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Deanna) MacMullan of Middleton, OH,  a brother, Warren Murphy of Akron, OH, a sister, Zelda Fannin of Thornville,  OH and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

BLANKENSHIP, Conrad C.
Funeral services for Conrad C. Blankenship, 63, Gahanna, OH, were conducted Aug 15 in Gahanna with interment in Mifflin Township Cemetery. Mr. Blankenship died Aug 12 in Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was a  life member of VFW Gahanna Post 4719, retiree from Sears Roebuck and Co with years of service. He was preceded in death by parents and son, Conrad, Jr. Survivors are wife, Helen, sons, Dwight of Columbus, Joseph (Joe) Gahanna, daughters, Lucille Quartana and Mary Jane Pahman both of Madison, WV; a sister, Dixie Snipes of Lancaster, SC and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1988

BRADLEY, Frances (Holbrook)
1894-1988
Graveside services for Frances Bradley, 94, of Louisa, were conducted Sep 5 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa, by minister Bob Reeves. Mrs. Bradley died Sep 4 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Bradley was born Jul 21, 1894 at Lost Creek, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Ellen Riffe Holbrook. Her husband, Fred Bradley died in 1951. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Denver Holbrook of South Vienna, OH, a sister, Loudelia Towler of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 7, 1988

BRYANT, Billie Gene
1939-1988
Funeral services for Billie Gene Bryant, 49, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sep 6 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in the Bryant family cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Bryant died Sep 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bryant was born Apr 13, 1939 in Wilbur, a son of Ollie Hayes Bryant of Louisa and the late George Bryant. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Patty Lou Bryant, 2 daughters: Connie Jeanell Bryant at home, Valerie Lynn Bryant at home; a sister: Avenell Tarsing, route 1, Louisa; 2 brothers: George Bryant, Jr., Berlin Heights, OH and Troy Bryant, route 1, Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1988

CASTLE, Elwood
1922-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Elwood Castle, 66, of Chillicothe, OH, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sep 29 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel . Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Castle died Sep 25 in the VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH. He was born Feb 1, 1922 at route 1, Louisa, son of the late Fred and Virgie Hannah Castle. He was a World War II veteran, member of the VFW Post 108, Chillicothe, OH, Chandlersville Masonic Lodge F &AM. Surviving are a daughter: Glenna Kimmel, Scottsdale, AZ; 3 sons: Delmes "Doc" Castle, Ronnie Castle, and Steven Castle all of Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Carmie Hayes, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Moore, Columbus, Daisey Castle, route 1, Louisa; 3  brothers: Edford Castle, Urbana, OH, Hessie Dean Castle, route 3, Louisa, Freddie Castle, route 1, Louisa; 6 grandsons. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 89, Louisa, DAV Post 92, Louisa and VFW Post 6103 Louisa. Masonic services will be Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1988

CHARLES, Alonzo
1906-1988
Funeral services for Alonzo Charles, 82, Ulysses, were conducted Sep 2 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Londis Meek. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Charles died Aug 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Charles was born May 10, 1906 in Ulysses a son of the late Charlie and Josephine Charles. His wife, Emma Charles, died in 1985. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7,1988

EDWARDS, Bessie (Griffith)
1900-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Bessie Edwards, 87m Ashland, were conducted Sep 26 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. Bill Maddy. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Edwards died Sep 23 at the residence. Mrs. Edwards was born Nov 20, 1900 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Gallup and Barbara Houck Griffith. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Earl Edwards, a son, Ray Edwards of Ashland, 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Riel of Dewitt, MI and Mrs. Blanche Edwards of Grayson; a brother, Ora Griffith of Mount Sterling, OH; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1988

EDWARDS, John David
1906-1988
Graveside services for John David Edwards, 82, Blaine, will be conducted Sep 22 at Edwards Cemetery, Blaine, by Rev. Roger Ross. Mr. Edwards died Sep 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Apr 14, 1906 at Blaine, son of the late Meridith Jackson and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. He was a retired construction worker from Edwards Construction company. He was a member of the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs. Luda Stephens of Mt. Gilead, OH, Sarah Moore of Charleston, WV and Eliza Ferguson of Blaine, 3 brothers, Charley Edwards and Earl Edwards, both of Ashland, and Ova Dolphus Edwards of Blaine, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

GALLION, Della (Murphy)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Murphy Gallion, 83, Webbville, were conducted Sep 24 in Willard Christian Church. Burial was in Gallion family cemetery. Mrs. Gallion died Sep 21 at the residence. Mrs. Gallion was born May 3, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Arch and Alice Auxier Murphy. Her husband, Luther Gallion, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Willard Christian Church and a homemakers club. Surviving are 7 daughters, Helen Bush and Lola Holz, both of Willard, Minnie Ruth Curry of Lorain, OH, Barbara Messer Cooper and Jannie Stringfellow, both of Grayson, Ellen Stutler of Clarksburg, WV and pat McCoy of Olive Hill; 7 sons, Jay Gallion of Oberlin, OH, Estill Gallion and George Gallion both of Elyria, OH, Willie Ray Gallion of Obetz, OH, Leroy Gallion of Greenup, KY, Johnny Gallion of Ashland and Hager Gallion of Columbus, OH, a sister, Laura Coffee of Fallsburg and 2 brothers, Herman Murphy and Sherman Murphy both of Columbus; 58 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1988

HENSLEY, Ilah (Greene)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Ilah Greene Hensley, 83, Huntington were conducted Sep 27 in Chapman’s Mortuary by Rev. Richard K. DeQuasie. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hensley died Sep 24 in Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home. She was born Feb 22, 1905 at Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Mary Ann Webb Greene. She was a member of Southside United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Hensley, Jan 18, 1984; and a sister, Irene Daniels McCalkister and 6 brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Ilah Gail Hensley of Huntington; a son, Chester V. Hensley of Huntington, 2 sisters, Ivory Griffin and Blanche Gould, both of Tampa, FL, a brother, Paul C. Greene of Huntington and a granddaughter, Ilah Beth Zettlemoyer of North Carolina. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1988

HOCKLEY, Claude
1901-1988
Funeral services for Claude Hockley, 87, route 3, Grayson, were conducted Sep 16 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Rev. Bob Waggoner. Burial was in Kiser-McGinnis Cemetery at Carter City. Mr. Hockley, brother of Mrs. Bess Wooten of Louisa, died Sep 14 in Carter County Health Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Hockley was born Feb 3, 1901, in Grayson, a son of the late Frank and Clara Keaton Hockley. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Church. Other survivors are 3 sons, Owen Hockley of Wichita, KS, Frank Hockley of Argillite and Glenn Hockley of Vanceburg, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

MAYNARD, Shirley
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Patrick Maynard, 74, Louisa were conducted Sep 2 in Lovely Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Aug 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was the wife of Meredith Maynard. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Parsons and Della Murphy both of Columbus and 3 sons, James Maynard of Beauty, Robert Maynard of Columbus and Larry Maynard of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1988

NOLEN, Vint
1898-1988
Funeral services for Vint Ferguson Nolen, 90, Louisa, were conducted Sep 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bobby Joe Workman. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville. Mr. Nolen died Sep 14 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Nolen was born Jun 27, 1898, in Busseyville, a son of the late James Ferguson and Chloe Clarkson Nolen. He was a retired employee of Ohio Steel in Springfield, OH. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Fugitt Nolen; 4 daughters, Mrs.Carol Donley of San Diego, CA, Mrs. ruth Sprenkley and Mrs. Maxine Saulsbury, both of Louisa and Mrs. Jean Easkins of Priceville, IL; 3 sons, Paul e. Nolen of Oceanside, CA, Bobby Nolen and Curtis Nolen, both of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Egie Roberts of Busseyville; 2 brothers, Richard Nolen of Beaver, OH and Herb Nolen of London; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 21, 1988

PATRICK, Ison
Funeral services for Ison Patrick, native of Lawrence County, 74, of Columbus, OH, were conducted there. Mr. Patrick died Sep 11 at Saint Lukes in Columbus. He was preceded in death by mother and father, Florance and W. G. Patrick of Little Catt and 3 brothers, Robert, Dan and Marion. Survivors include his wife, Bertha of Columbus, daughter, Francis Bolin of Shepherdsville, KY, a son, Phillip Patrick of Ashland, KY, step daughter, Shirley Warthing of Columbus, stepson, William Steward of Columbus, stepmother, Della Patrick of route 4, brother, Herbert Patrick of Paintsville; sister and brother in law, Gladys and Donald Cunningham of Columbus, half brother and wife, Billy and Jewell Patrick of Little Catt; half sister and husband, Burnice and Buck Mount; stepbrother, Darrell Patrick of Kentucky; 3 grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 28, 1988

QUEEN, Ruby
1914-1988
Funeral services for founder of the Young Men’s Industrial Association, Ruby Queen, 73, 123 Bird Hayes Manor, were conducted Sep 17 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery. Mr. Queen died Sep 15 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theatre of War surviving the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Queen was born Nov 7, 1914, at Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Checker and Yorka York Queen. He was a general contractor, a member of the Louisa Church of God, VFW 6103, American Legion Post 89, and the Disabled American Veterans 92. Surviving are his wife, Doris L. Queen, a son, Rodney G. Queen of Louisa, a daughter, Jennifer Queen of Louisa, a stepdaughter, Patricia Chinnis of Louisa; 2 sisters, Jenny H. Vanoy and Ann Willis, both of Charleston, SC and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

REDWINE, John R.
Funeral services for retied state Department of Fish and Wildlife regional director, John R. Redwine, 71, were conducted Sep 17 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook with burial in Redwine family cemetery. He died Sep 14 in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. The Sandy Hook resident retired from the Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1980, following 28 years of service. He also had owned and operated several businesses in Sandy Hook, including grocery stores, a restaurant, a theater and a garage and businesses in other areas. At his death, Redwine was the area’s Ole Yeller Dog Food distributor. Redwine formerly raised show horses. Several were champions, and he once had a world champion Tennessee walking horse. Also a fox hunter, he raised fox hounds and bird dogs. He was president of the Southeastern Fox Hunters Association at his death. He was a member of the Hepburn Lodge 576 F & AM at Sandy Hook. Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Coker Redwine, a son, John Charles Redwine of Sandy Hook, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Redwine of Catlettsburg, 4 sisters, Bessie Vaughn of Gibson City, IL, Norma King of Sandy Hook, Meta Ketchum of Clifton Forge, VA and Ina Faux of Charleston, WV, 2 brothers, Charles Redwine of Janesville, CA and William R. Redwine of Sandy Hook; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

ROBERTS, Gussie (Jordan)
1896-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Jordan Roberts, 92, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sep 23 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Sep 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Roberts was born Feb 1, 1896, in Adams, a daughter of the late Covie and Etta Moore Jordan. Her husband, George Roberts, died in 1960. Surviving are 3 sons Harlan F. Roberts, and Jack L. Roberts, both of Louisa and Robert G. Roberts, of Columbus; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 28, 1988

RUNYON, Elroe
1909-1988
Funeral services for Elroe Runyon, 79, Richardson, were conducted Sep 2 at the home of a niece Ruth Ann Rowe, Richardson by Rev. Darrell Ratliff. Burial was in Runyon family cemetery at Richardson. Mr. Runyon died Aug 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Runyon was born Jan 16, 1909 in Richardson, a son of the late Elliott and Josie Vanhoose Runyon. He was a retired miner and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Velvia Katherine Runyon; 2 sons: Danny Runyon and Walter Runyon both of Arizona; a step daughter: Mrs. Judy Church, route 1, Webbville, 3 stepsons: Joseph Green of Arizona, Daniel Green, Detroit, MI and Frankie Green, route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1988

SPARKS, Eric Wesley
Graveside services for infant Eric Wesley Sparks, son of Larry and Barbara Salmons Sparks, Louisa, were conducted Sep 4 in Sparks family cemetery on Morgans Creek by Rev. Jerry Hughes. Surviving in addition to the parents are a brother, Paul Sparks, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Sparks of Louisa and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Salmons of Louisa. Arrangements were under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1988

WEBB, Clynard
1921-1988
Memorial services for Webbville native Clynard Webb, 67, Glen Burnie, MD will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Willard Christian Church. He died Aug 31 in Glen Burnie, was cremated and his remains will be buried in Thompson Cemetery at Willard. Mr. Webb was born Jan 27, 1921 at Webbville, son of the late Frank and Bertha Ward Webb. He was a graduate of Webbville High School class of 1939, received BS in business from Marshall University and retired from Pennsylvania Railroad with 40 ½ years service. He was a veteran of World War II, served as an MP in the Army and radio operator in the Air Corps serving in the South Pacific. He was a Kentucky colonel, Mason, Scottish Rite, Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks and American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 45 years Kathleen Thompson Webb, 2 daughters, Linda Kay Webb of San Francisco, CA, and Robin D. Webb of Glen Burnie. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1988

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BLEVINS, Freddie
1917-1988
Funeral services for Freddie Blevins, 70, of Webbville, were conducted Saturday, Oct 8, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Gary Sparks, minister. Burial was in the Blevins family cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Blevins died Oct 4 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. He was born Oct 14, 1917 in Elliott County, a son of the late Elihue and Lucy Fraley Blevins. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Caldwell Blevins; 4 daughters, Zelphia Stover and Lucy DeLong both of Sunbury, Shirley Morris of Galloway, OH and Anita Berry of Centerburg, OH, 4 sons, Bobby Blevins of Sessner, FL, Freddie Lee Blevins of Sunbury, Wesley Blevins of South Shore and Lesley Blevins of Ashley, OH; 2 sisters, Ida Hardy of Grayson and Erma Barker of Victor, WV; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Oct 12, 1988

COLLIE, Junior
1929-1988
Funeral services for Junior Collie, 59, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Oct 1 in Webb Freewill Baptist Church by  Rev. Daniel Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Collie died Sep 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. Mr. Collie was born Mar 1, 1929 in Webb, WV, a son of the late Veldon and Jessie Copley Collie. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railway Co., a Korean War Army veteran and a member of the Webb, WV Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Bowen Collie; 3 daughters, Mrs. Linda Crum of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Judith Sammons and Mrs. Jessie Justice, both of Crum, WV; 3 sons, Walter Collie, Larry Collie and Gary Collie, all of Fort Gay, a brother, Frankie Sammons of Fort Gay and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

COOKSEY, Jay
1900-1988
Funeral services fro Jay Cooksey, 88, Louisa were conducted Oct 23 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Cooksey died Oct 21 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Cooksey was born Aug 14, 1900 in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Grant and Patsy Combs Cooksey. He was a farmer and a member of the Dennis Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 brothers, John Cooksey of Davin, WV, Heston Cooksey and Rowland Cooksey, both of Louisa, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Wavie Rice of Waverly, OH and Mrs. Esta Moore of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1988

COPLEY, Dallas
1916-1988
Funeral services for former Fort Gay resident Dallas Copley, 71, Treasure Island, FL were conducted Oct 30 at Treasure Island. Mr. Copley died Sep 29 at the residence. Mr. Copley was born Nov 9, 1916 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Thomas and Rilda Copley. He was the retired owner of the Blue Nose Motel at Treasure Island. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Kopp Copley; 2 sisters, Lesa Snyder of Rittman, OH and Lima Noe of Huntington, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

DAVENPORT, Mary (Moore)
1908-1988
Funeral services for Mary Moore Davenport, 80, Lockwood, were conducted Oct 9 in Catlettsburg United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Cropper. Burial was in Cyrus (WV) Cemetery. Mrs. Davenport died Oct 6 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Davenport was born Jan 7, 1908 in Boyd County, a daughter of the late John and Mary Cyrus Moore. She was a retired elementary teacher in Boyd County School system and librarian for Coles Junior High in Ashland, a member of Catlettsburg Homemakers and Catlettsburg Garden Club, the Big Sandy Historical Society and the First United Methodist Church in Catlettsburg. She and her brothers originated Moore’s Beach on the Big Sandy River, on the Moore family farm. The farm was purchased in 1873 by William Moore, Mrs. Davenport’s grandfather. She graduated from Morehead State Teachers College and attended Berea College. Surviving are 2 brothers, Laban Moore of Houston, TX and John Moore of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

DOLLARHIDE, Charlie
1901-1988
Funeral services for Charlie Dollarhide, 86, Ulysses, were conducted Sep 28 in the Freewill Baptist Church in Van Lear by the Rev. Charles Banks. Burial was in the family cemetery at Butcher Hollow. Mr. Dollarhide died Sep 25 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dollarhide was born Nov 15, 1901 in Johnson County, a son of the late Albert and Tillie Butcher Dollarhide. His wife, Nervie, Sluss Dollarhide, died in 1987. He was a retired miner from Consolidation Coal Co. at Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear. Surviving are a daughter, Hazel Rowe of La Fontaine, INN, 2 sons, Clyde Dollarhide of Paisley, FL and James Dollarhide of Ulysses, 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

ELKINS, Lucy (Burgess)
1915-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Burgess Elkins, 73, Louisa, were conducted Oct 11 in First Methodist Church of Louisa by Rev. Harry Fagan. Burial was in Burgess family cemetery. Mrs. Elkins died Oct 8 at the residence. Mrs. Elkins was born May 20, 1915 in Gallup, a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Addie Gilkerson Burgess. She was a retired Lawrence County teacher with 41 years of service and a member of the First Methodist Church, a retired teachers association of Lawrence County, the state and the national, the Eastern Kentucky Homemakers and the Big Sandy Historical Society. Surviving are her husband, William A. Elkins, a son, William A. Elkins, Jr. of Louisa and a grandson, William A. Elkins, III of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

ENDICOTT, Magdalene (Fluty)
1920-1988
Funeral services for Magdalene Endicott, 68, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct 20 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Stanley Clark. Burial will be in Endicott family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Endicott died Oct 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Feb 24, 1920 at Sprigg, WV, daughter of T. H. and Sedella Judd Fluty. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 45 years and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 292. Survivors include her husband, Sherman Endicott, a daughter: Mrs. Juanita Bartram, Wheelersburg, OH, 3 sons: Charles Endicott, Forth Gay, Earnest Ray Endicott, Daytona, Beach, FL, Gene Endicott, Fort Gay; 3 sisters: Mrs. Hazel McCoy, Fluty Lick, KY; Mrs. Vicie Lee Albert, Eaton, OH, Mrs. Virginia Meade, Prichard, WV; a brother: Carl Fluty, route 1, Fort Gay, 11 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

ERWIN, Lonnie
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lonnie (Red) Erwin, 69, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Oct 16 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems and Rev. Cecil Price, VFW services were performed by DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW Post 6103 and PV of Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Erwin was born Nov 11, 1918 in Huntington, a son of the late Jessie Thomas and Matilda Flowers Erwin. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway Co in Columbus, OH, a World War II veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Boyd Erwin, 3 daughters, Mrs. Gaythell Louise Riley of Lasage, WV, Mrs. Linda Gayle Hobbs of Huntington, and Mrs. Thelma Sue Jude of Louisa; 2 sons, Ronald Lawrence Erwin of West Virginia and Brian Keith Erwin of Louisa; a stepson, Bennie Gerald Boyd of Louisa, a brother, Harry Erwin of Huntington, a half sister, Mrs. Isabelle Billups of Huntington, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

GRAVES, Vicie R. (Adams)
1912-1988
Funeral services for Louisa resident Vicie R. Graves, 76, Londonderry, OH, were conducted Oct 25 in Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ by Rev. Wilbur E. Crace with burial in the Caldwell Cemetery. Mrs. Graves died Oct 21 in Ross County Medical Center. She was born Jan 27, 1912 in Louisa, to Laiff and Sarah Chaffin Adams. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters,  4 brothers, and 3 grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Jack James with whom she resided and Jerry James. Both were sons by a previous marriage to William Clay James who die din 1944, son, Ronald James of the home; 4 stepdaughters and a stepson, all children of her husband, Wilbert Graves who died in 1980. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren and 25 step great grandchildren and a step great-great grandchild. She was a member of the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Christian Union. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1988

HAMMOND, Raymond
1911-1988
Funeral services for Raymond Hammond, 77, Fallsburg, were conducted Oct 9 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery. Mr. Hammond died Oct 7 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following a brief illness. Mr. Hammond was born Mar 17, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late Albert and Hattie Howell Hammond. He was a retired farmer, a World War II veteran and a member of the Baker Church in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maxine P. Hammond; sister, Goldie Boggs of Milton, WV, brother, Joe Ray Hammond of Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

HANEY, Courtney E.
1901-1988
Funeral services for Courtney Elmer Haney, 88, Lexington, were conducted Oct 18 in W. R. Milward Moruary-Broadway. The retired Ashland Oil employee died Oct 15 at the residence following a lengthy illness. He was husband of Lexie Beecher Williams Haney. A sister is Mrs. Christine Daniel of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1988

HAYES, Mary (Large)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Mary Hayes, 69, Columbus will be conducted Oct 19 in Columbus with burial there. Mrs. Hayes, formerly of Greenup County, died Oct 16 in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hayes was born Dec 31, 1918 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Jerry and Martha Jobe Large. Her husband, Arthur Hayes, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Redeemers United Brethern Church in Columbus. Surviving are a stepson, and a sister, Belva Large of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

HAZELRIGG, William Bayes
1918-1988
Paintsville—Last rites for former circuit judge and state highway commissioner William B. (Bill) Hazelrigg were conducted Oct 2 in Mayo Memorial United Church by Rev. Gene Strange. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery. The 69 year old Judge Hazelrigg, who served the 24th judicial circuit comprised of Lawrence, Martin and Johnson counties, died Sep 30, in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Judge Hazelrigg, who had run for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary in 1967 and was defeated, was appointed state highway commissioner by Gov. Louise B. Nunn, who described Hazelrigg as a distinguished lawyer and able commonwealth’s attorney. “ He make a great contribution to the commonwealth of Kentucky a s a highway commissioner.” Nunn said.
Judge Hazelrigg served 1 ½ years as highway commissioner before returning to practice law in his native Johnson County.

Judge Hazelrigg, of 225 Second Street, Paintsville, was circuit judge from 1976 to 1984. In the early 1980’s he was the first circuit judge in the state to declare the death penalty unconstitutional. For five of those eight years, he was the only circuit judge for the three counties and had a heavy caseload, said Circuit Judge Stephen N. Frazier, who replaced Hazelrigg. James Knight, who practiced law with and was circuit judge with Hazelrigg, said that Hazelrigg was “one of those bigger than life persons.” Hazelrigg, a graduate of Paintsville High School, Western Kentucky University and the Jefferson School of Law in Louisville, began his career with the attorney general’s office in Frankfort under GOP Gov. Simeon Willis’ administration. He then was an attorney for 9 years for the Veterans Administration. He started private practice in Paintsville and was elected to this first term as a commonwealth attorney in 1955. During his 12 years as commonwealth attorney, Hazelrigg “tried some of the biggest cased ever prosecuted in this district. Frazier said. “He was renowned for being a trial attorney, “ Frazier said. “He was an excellent trial attorney and was very well-known statewide.” His son-in-law, Owen Doyle, also an attorney said that Hazelrigg was very instrumental in getting the Mountain Parkway extension from Salyersville to Paintsville. “He was one of those people you looked to when you needed things done, “ Doyle said.  Judge Hazelrigg was also a Mason in Paintsville Lodge No. 381 and was a former grand master. He was a member of the Mayo United Methodist Church and served I the Army during World War II. “The people were will not only remember his contributions to the court system but to the town as well, “Frazier said. Survivors include his wife, Tommy Jean Kirk Hazelrigg, a daughter, Mrs. Jean Doyle of Paintsville, sister, Mary Frances Ball of Wapakoneta, OH and 2 grandchildren, Kelly Doyle and Vann Doyle. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

HEREFORD, Myrtle (Turman)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Myrtle Turman Hereford, 83 of Ashland, will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 12 at 1 p.m. at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Paul Schmidt. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hereford died Oct 9 at her home. Mrs. Hereford was born Oct 5, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John S. and Sarah Bellomy Turman. Her husband, Ed Hereford, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ashland.  Surviving are a brother, Raymond Turman of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

HICK, Leonard
1900-1988
Funeral services for Leonard T. Hicks, 89, of 1136 Center St., Catlettsburg, KY, died Oct 9 in the Elmwood Village Convalescent Center. Mr. Hicks was born Feb 13, 1900, in Webbville, a son of the late J. C. and Coray Webb Hicks. He was a retired carpenter for Ashland Oil Inc., a World War I veteran and a member of the Ceredo Congregational Church and the American Legion. He had resided in Catlettsburg for 52 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alma V. Wagner Hicks, a sister, Anna Hicks of Mann, WV and a brother, Drew Hicks of Pawton, VA. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

JOHNS, Virginia (Hudson)
1909-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Johns Hudson, 79, Louisa, were conducted October 17 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hudson was born May 28, 1909 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John B. and Virginia Wilson Johns. Her husband, Theodore Hudson, died in 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are a son, Theodore L. Hudson of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Mex (Mexie) Crabtree of Armada, MI and Mrs. Blaine (Belle) Lewis of Louisville, three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 19, 1988

JORDAN, Edgel
1928-1988
Funeral services for Edgel Jordan, 60, Blaine, were conducted Oct 9 in Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. roger Jordan and Rev. Randy Martin. Burial was in Jordan family cemetery. Mr. Jordan died Oct 6 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Jordan was born Apr 15, 1928 in Blaine, a son of the late Arlie and Mirzie Estep Jordan. He was self-employed poultry producer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Quisenberry Jordan, 3 daughters, Brenda Legg of Louisa, Betty Sloane of Adams and Wanda Williams of Paintsville; 3 sons, Harold David Jordan, Larry Jordan and Hobart Jordan, all of Blaine, 2 brothers, Arlie Jordan, Jr. and Jay Jordan, both of Blaine, 3 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Lyons, Mrs. Dorothy Ward and Mrs. Jean Sloane, all of Ashland, 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 12, 1988

LANEY, Herbert (Booner)
1960-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Herbert (Booner) Laney, Jr., 27, Elkview, WV will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 5 at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Laney Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Laney died Oct 2, at Newtown, WV. He was born Oct 9, 1960, in Louisa, son of Esther Dean Kitts of Creston, OH and the late Herbert Laney. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Lynn Laney of Elkview, WV; one daughter, Crystal Lynn Laney of Seville, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Truman of Uler, WV, Mrs. Jackie Holland and Mrs. Julie Wellman both of Creston, OH and Mrs. Linda Moore of Rittman, OH; paternal grandfather, Sam Laney, route 3, Louisa, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Julia Dean of Rittman, OH, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

MAYNARD, Thomas McKinley
1937-1988
Funeral services for Thomas McKinley Maynard, 51, Louisa, were conducted Oct 17 in New Friendship United Baptist church by Rev. Lonnie Ratcliff. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died Oct 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Maynard was born Jun 17, 1937, in Louisa, a son of the late Laurel and Stella Pope Maynard. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Carter Maynard, 3 daughters, Peggy Lynn Young and Cheryl Ann Horn, both of Louisa, Rosie Darlene Maynard of Berea; s son, Tommy Joe Maynard, serving in the Marine Corps in North Carolina; 2 brothers, Jarret Maynard of Erwin, TN and Paul B. Maynard of Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Francis Ratcliff and Mrs. Faye Hammonds, both of Louisa, Mrs. Lynda Webb of Branchland, WV, and Mrs. Peggy Graham of Dayton, OH and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

MCDOWELL, Michael
1959-1988
Funeral services for Michael McDowell, 29 of Columbus, OH were conducted Oct 6 at Meader-Quint Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Columbus. Mr. McDowell died Oct 3 in Columbus. He was born Apr 7, 1959 in Columbus, son of James and Mae Ables McDowell of Columbus, (formerly of Lawrence County). He was employed by Columbus Arts Co. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Denise Kyle McDowell of Columbus; 3 sons, Mike McDowell, Craig McDowell and Toni McDowell, all at home; 2 daughters, Lisa and Dina McDowell both at home; 3 brothers, Jerry McDowell and Randy McDowell both of Columbus, and Greg McDowell of Hutchinson, KS; one sister, Georgia Emmers of Chicago, IL, and grandmother Marie McDowell of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

NEWSOME, Elmer
1910-1988
Funeral services for Elmer Newsome, 77, Louisa, were conducted Oct 24 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bondie Salyer. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Newsome died Oct 21 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Newsome was born Dec 25, 1910, at Twin Branch, a son of the late Frank and Emma Jane Berry Newsome. He was a landscaper and retired employee of Louisa Carpet Mills. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emily Newsome; a daughter: Mrs. Jean Arnett, Alexander, OH; 5 sons: James Newsome, Fallsburg, KY, Homer Newsome, route 1, Louisa, Bob Newsome and Lou Newsome both of Columbus, OH and Ralph Newsome, Blancher, OK; a sister: Mrs. Josie Rice, Louisa; 13 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1988

PENNINGTON, Arnold
1920-1988
Funeral services for former Louisa merchant Arnold Pennington, 63, Five Forks, were conducted Oct 8 in Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pennington, who formerly managed Cox’s Department Store in Louisa, died Oct 6 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington following a brief illness. Mr. Pennington was born Apr 24, 1920 in Coal River, WV, a son of the late Watt and Nora Ferrell Pennington. He was a retired merchant and a 20 year member of the Myrtle Chapel Church and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Louise Chaffins Pennington, a daughter: Mrs. Glenna Sue Reed, route 2, Louisa; a son: Arnold Lynn Pennington, Harlan, KY; a sister: Mrs. Eileen Compton, Louisa, 3 brothers: Roy Pennington, Midland, PA, Roy Pennington, East Liverpool, OH, Ballard Pennington, Louisa; 3 grandchildren, a great step grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

POTTER, Raymond
1912-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Raymond Potter, 76, Columbus, will be conducted Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, by Rev. Willard Jarvis. Burial will be in the Glen Rest Cemetery, Columbus. He died Monday, Oct 17 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. He was born Sep 30, 1912 at Catalpa, son of the late Kit Carson and Carrie Sword Potter. He was a retired communications installer with 21 years of service at C & O Railroad and a member of the IBEW. Surviving are his wife, Cora E. Potter, Columbus; son and daughter in law, Clinton R. and Joy Potter, Columbus, daughter and son in law, Wanda Jean and John Cowell; 2 sisters, Evelyn Brahser and Pauline Faust, both of California; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

PRICHARD, Mary Susan (Mabry)
1931-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Susan Mabry Prichard, 56, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Oct 15 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Prichard died Oct 12 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Prichard was born Oct 24, 1931 in Elliott county, a daughter of the late Robert Mabry And Goldie Holbrook Adams. Surviving are her husband, Charley M. Prichard, Jr.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Ann Whitaker of Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Tracy Lynn Hargrove of Jacksonville, FL, 2 sons, Bruce Allen Short and Philip Dale Short, both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Gilbert of Bellefountain, IN and Wanda Jean Mabry of Grayson; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Myers of London, OH and Mrs. Linda Gaver of Mechanicsburg, OH; 3 brothers, Harold Mabry and Richard Mabry, both of Olive Hill and Berkley Mabry of Saint Marys, OH; and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19,1988

QUEEN, Cornelius J.
1897-1988
Funeral services for Glenwood native Cornelius J. Queen, 91, Westwood, were conducted Oct 24 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, by Rev. Leo Buschur and Rev. Charles Stewart with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Queen died Oct 21 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Queen was born Feb 28, 1897 in Glenwood, KY, a son of the late Kerrick and Eliza Holbrook Queen. His wife, Minnie Stewart Queen, died in 1981. He was a retired Armco Inc’s Ashland Works employee, former Boyd County sheriff and deputy sheriff, former Boyd County probation officer, member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Opal) Stephens of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Ernest (Goldie) Sharp of Westwood; a son, Clyde Woodrow Queen of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, Kerrick Queen of Westwood and Alfonso Queen of Lawrence County; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Oct 26, 1988

RICHARDSON, Ruth (Estep)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Ruth Estep Richardson, 82, former owner of Richardson Furniture in Catlettsburg, were conducted Sep 30 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, by Rev. C. Arthur Scott. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson, past president of the Kentucky State Democrat Women’s Clubs, died Sep 28 in Charleston, WV. General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Richardson was also past resident of the Catlettsburg and Boyd County Democrat Woman’s clubs, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Catlettsburg, a former member of the Catlettsburg Garden Club and the Altrusa Club and a Kentucky colonel. She was born Nov 22, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late J. R. and Victoria Workman Estep. Her husband, J. Paul Richardson, died in 1965. Surviving are 2 sons, James D. Richardson of Escanaba, MI and Don R. Richardson of Charleston; a daughter, Mrs. Gail R. Johnson of Chicago, IL 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

RIFFE, Albert
1911-1988
Funeral services for Albert Lee Riffe, 77, Webbville, were conducted Oct 21 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, by Rev. Ernest Bush. Burial was in Adkins family cemetery. R. Riffe died Oct 18 in Lawrence County Medical Center at Ironton, following a short illness. Mr. Riffe was born Jul 3, 1911 in Greenup County, a son of the late James and Margaret Bush Riffe. He is a retired construction worker and a member of Laborers Local 1445 in Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Pennington Riffe, 2 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Bonnie) Allen of Ironton and Mrs. Edward (Marjorie) Caldwell of Bradner, OH, 2 sons, James Edward Riffe of Webbville and Glen W. Riffe of Grayson; 4 brothers, Edward Riffe of Charleston, WV, John Riffe of Columbia, SC, and George and Emmett Riffe both of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Mayme Damron of Grayson and Betty McKee of Ironton; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Oct 26, 1988

SPARKS, Clyde
1903-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Dr. Clyde C. Sparks, were conducted Oct 25 in Rose Hill Cemetery Chapel by Rev. Bill Messer. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Dr. Sparks, 85, died Oct 22 in Jo-Lin Health Care Center at Ironton. Dr. Sparks was born May 24, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dr. James C. and Nora Holbrook Sparks. He was a 1924 graduate of Georgetown College and served as chairman of the science and mathematics department at Campbellsville College for 4 years. He received his M. D. degree from the University of Louisville Medical School and completed his surgical residence at the Louisville City Hospital in 1935. Except for the 5 years in the U. S. Navy, Dr. Sparks’ entire practice of medicine and surgery was spent serving the people of the Ashland area. He was a past president of the Kentucky Medical Association, serving that organization as chairman of the board of trustees, speaker of the house of delegates and as a member of the judicial council and president of the Kentucky Surgical Society. He also was a founder of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky, member of the Governor’s advisory committee on indigent care, recipient of the distinguished service award from the Kentucky Medical Association and Georgetown College trustee. After retirement, Dr. Sparks was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Georgetown College. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Coakley Sparks; a son, Dan Coakley Sparks of Appleton, WS; a brother, Chiles E. Sparks of Delaware and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1988

SPARKS, Sallie (Varney)
1892-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Varney Sparks, 96, Ashland, were conducted Oct 10 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sparks died Oct 7 at the residence. Mrs. Sparks was born Jan 14, 1892 at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Chloe Parsley Varney. Her husband, Fred Sparks, died in 1964. She was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Harlen Sparks of Fallsburg, Walter Sparks of Orlando, FL, Thomas Sparks of Columbus, OH, and Homer Sparks of St. Mary, OH; 6 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Ross of Ashland, Mrs. Mae Himburg of Cygnet, OH, Mrs. Reva Wellman and Mrs. Cora Potter, Both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Cholie Lewis of Shiloah, OH and mrs. Mary Frances Bellamy of Gahanna, OH; a sister, Mrs. Florence Howard of Fairborn, OH; 32 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

SPARKS, W. D.
1909-1988
Funeral services for former Circuit Judge W. D. Sparks, 78, Louisa, will be conducted today Oct 19, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Louisa by minister Leon Greer, burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Military services will be performed by VFW Post 6103, DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, and PV of Eastern Kentucky. He died Sunday at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Judge Sparks was born Nov 30, 1909 in Arizona Territory ,where his Lawrence county parents, John Henry and Bertha Pack Sparks, had gone to homestead. The returned to Blaine area during his childhood. He graduated from Morehead Teacher College and taught school for 10 years in Blaine before going on to the University of Kentucky Law School. He served with the Black Panther Infantry Division in the European theater during World War II and was wounded in action. In his absence, he was elected as county attorney, and took office on returning home. He served 4 years as county attorney and 4 years as commonwealth’s attorney before being elected as circuit judge of the 24 judicial district (Lawrence-Johnson-Martin counties). He was a member of Louisa First Baptist Church and a long standing deacon there, and a member of the local, Kentucky and American bar associations. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bertha Della Jane Sparks. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Branham Sparks, a daughter: circuit court clerk Mrs. Martha Kiser, Louisa; 2 sons: William J. Sparks and District Judge Daniel Reid Sparks both of Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Jewell Ross, Sitka, KY, a brother, Marvin T. Sparks, Blaine; 4 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, one daughter deceased, Bertha Della Jane Roberts.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

STANLEY, Ruby (Queen)
1892-1988
Funeral services for Glenwood native Mrs. Ruby Queen Stanley, 96, Ashland, were conducted Oct 14 in Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. Bill Messer and Rev. John Sykes. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Stanley, who resided in King’s Daughters’ and Son Home for the Aged, died Oct 11 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. She was born Sep 30, 1892, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late Henry M. and Amanda Webb Queen. Her husband, Dr. Charles T. Stanley died in 1963. She was a member of the First Baptist church and former member of the Ashland Woman’s Club and Eastern Star Chapter in Ashland. Survivors include a son, Charles H. Stanley of Hampstead, NC, a daughter, Mrs. P. J. (Ann) Wonn Jr., of Ashland; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

TAYLOR, Hager (Kirk)
1908-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Hager Kirk Taylor, 80, 306 Robertson St., Louisa, were conducted Oct 9, in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Kirk family cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died Oct 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. Mrs. Taylor was born Jan 21, 1908, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Tom and Rebecca Wellman Kirk. She was a retired Riverview Hospital cook and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Emmitt Taylor; 4 sisters: Mrs. Sue Wellman, Mrs. Gladys Henson, Mrs. Joy Floyd all of Louisa; Mrs. Lucille Luce, Blanchard, MI; 6 brothers: Amos Kirk, Nevada, Ira Kirk, Tony Kirk, Wallace Kirk, Jim Kirk all of Louisa, Don Kirk, Lowmansville, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

THOMPSON, Gertrude (McGranahan)
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Mrs. Gertrude McGranahan Thompson, 74, Sciotoville, were conducted Oct 1 with burial in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, OH. Mrs. Thompson died Sep 28 following a lengthy illness. The native of Norris was a retired teacher in the Wheelersburg school system with 37 years service. She taught in Lawrence County, KY and Scioto County, OH schools and was a member of Union Freewill Baptist Church, and graduate of Louisa High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Ulysses and Cora McGranahan, 2 brothers, and a sister. Surviving are her husband, Everett Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. David (Linda) Ford, 2720 Brookhaven Dr., Wheelersburg, OH and a grandson, David Ford, II. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

VANTILBURG, Margaret Dea (Fox)
1898-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Fox Vantilburg, 89, Louisa, were conducted Oct 17, in First Christian Church by minister Ned Mobley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Vantilburg was born Dec 23, 1898, in Piqua, OH, a daughter of the late John Ellsworth and Harriet McKinley Fox. Her husband, Charles Vantilburg, preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa, where she was organist and pianist for 38 years and the Louisa Woman’s Club, Rotary Ann and Christian Women’s Fellowship. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn H. Hale of Louisa, a grandson, Stephen Thomas Hinkle of Palm Harbor, FL and a great granddaughter, Robin Elizabeth Hinkle of Palm Harbor, FL. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1988

WELLMAN, Florence (Hayes)
1895-1988
Funerals services for Mrs. Florence T. Wellman, 93, Louisa, were conducted Oct 2, in Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Chuck Blair and Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Rev. Doug Kelley. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery. Mrs. Wellman died Sep 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, Mrs. Wellman was born Mar 27, 1895, in Adams, a daughter of the late John and Genoah Berry Hayes. Her husband, Millard B. Wellman preceded her in death. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, Mistletoe Chapter 144 Order of Eastern Star in Flatwoods, and the Ashland Shrine No. 7. Surviving are3 daughters: Mrs. Reggina Roberts, Louisa, Mrs. Nora G. Hammond and Mrs. Willie G. Damron both of Columbus, OH; 5 sons: Willard G. Wellman, Flatwoods, KY, Milton Wellman, Johnstown, OH. Ray Wellman, Glenford, OH, Millard B. Wellman, Jr., Louisa and Carl S. Wellman, Ashland; a sister: Mrs. Thursa Hayes, Columbus; 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1988

YORK, Mont Earl
1917-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mont Earl York, 71, Anaheim, CA, were conducted Sep 20 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home by Rev. Mark Roberts. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress, CA. Mr. York died Sep 16. He was born Mar 3, 1917 in Louisa, son of the late Mont and Cora York. Mr. York was a member for 35 years of the Southern California Pipe Trades Union, Local No. 582, Santa Ana. A Mason with the Mother Conley Lodge #750, Anaheim. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Charles Grant York, Ralph Alvin York, David Edward York and Samuel York. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia York, of Anaheim; a son, Gary York of Ramona, CA; 2 daughters, Ramona York Fleming of Anaheim and Sharon York of Mt. View, CA; 4 sisters, Virginia Bailey and Edith Wright of Louisa, Helen Sammons of Pataskala, OH, and Emogene Sammons of Gahanna, OH; a brother, Clifford York of Tacoma, WA; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1988

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BALL, Vernon
1921-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Vernon E. (Jack) Ball, 67, Gonzales, TX were conducted Oct 25 in Gonzales with burial there. Mr. Ball died Oct 22 in an Austin, TX hospital following open heart surgery. He was born Jul 12, 1921 in Lawrence County, a son of the late G. V. and Virgie Moore Ball. He was a retired U. S. Marine Air Corps major, a graduate of Ashland High School and the University of Omaha. Surviving are his wife, Jane Ball, 2 sons, Markus Ball and Jeffery Ball, both of Gonzales, a daughter, Candice Ball of Austin, TX; 2 brothers, Denver Ball of Ashland, and E. J. Ball of Reston, VA; a sister, Mrs. K. KI. Knowles of Hodgenville and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1988

BLANKENSHIP, Daniel
1893-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence county native Daniel W. Blankenship, 95, Rittman, OH, were conducted Nov 22 in Rittman with burial there. He died Nov 20 at the residence. Mr. Blankenship was born Mar 8,1 893 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Robert and Sarah Holly Blankenship. His wife, Bertha Blankenship, died in 1958. He was a retired self-employed truck driver, a World War I Army veteran and a member of the Rittman American Legion Post 423. Surviving are 4 daughters, Florence Gasser of Sterling, OH, Katherine Whitney, Watsonville, CA, Beulah Williams of Rittman and Joe Ann Miller of Detroit, MI; 3 sons, Ben Blankenship of Los Angeles, CA, Charles Blankenship of Creston, OH and Daniel Blankenship of Toms River, NJ; 2 sisters, Mary Jane Hoff and Julie Bell Trevena, both of Ashland and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

BLEVINS, Ivory Douglas
1912-1988
Funeral services for Ivory Douglas Blevins, 75, route 2, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 27 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Clifford Harvey. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery. Mr. Blevins died Nov 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Blevins was born Dec 10, 1912 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Henry and Josephine Adams Blevins. He was a retired employee of N & W Railroad and a member of the Salt Peter Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley McKenzie Blevins, Fort Gay, 4 daughters: Mrs. Janice F. Moore, Shelby, OH, Mrs. Lola Gayle Orr, Berea, OH, Mrs. Julia E. Wilson, Genoa, WV, Mrs. Remona Frazier, Fort Gay; 5 sons: Homer L. Blevins, Lexington, KY, Glen D. Blevins, Mansfield, OH, Randolph Blevins, Huntington, WV, Richard Blevins, Fort Gay, Larry C. Blevins, Asheboro, NC; a sister: Mrs. Goldie Wellman, Fort Gay; 24 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

BOWEN, Elgie
1896-1988
Funeral services for Elgie Bowen, 92, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Nov 29 at the Little Lick Branch United Baptist church, route 5, Louisa by Elder Bromley Marcum and Elder Sterling Marcum. Burial was in the Branham family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Graveside military rites were conducted by the DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW Post 6103, and PV of Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Bowen died Nov 26 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Bowen was born Mar 11, 1896 in Job, KY, a son of the late Noah and Laura Belle Pack Bowen. His wife, Elizabeth Hammonds, die din 1949. He was a retired coal miner, a World War I Army veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, The American Legion and the Little Lick Branch United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Nola Skaggs, Louisa, Mrs. Opal M. Lyons, Xenia, OH, Mrs. Senia Lee Hale, Louisa; 2 sons: Homer Bowens, route 5, Louisa and John Bowens, Xenia, OH; a sister: Mrs. Tishie McKenzie, Florida; 39 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 30, 1988

BURCHETT, Delbert
1925-1988
Funeral services for Delbert Burchett, 62, Stambaugh, were conducted Nov 6 in Locust Grove United Baptist Church by Rev. John G. Pelphrey, Rev. Buel Ferguson and Rev. J. D. Rice. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Nov 3 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Burchett was born Nov 12, 1925 in Floyd County, a son of the late Oscar and Julie Daniels Burchett. He was a retired coal miner and school bus driver. Surviving are his wife, Louise Castle Burchett; seven sons, Lloyd and Gilbert, both of Falcon, Gary, Robert and William, all of Stambaugh, Larry of Ulysses, and Lionell of Lowmansville; one daughter, Shirley Burchett Tevis, of Lexington; and 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1988

BUTLER, Hazel
1905-1988
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian Miss Hazel Butler 83, Columbus, were conducted Nov 1 in Columbus with burial in New London, OH. Miss Butler died Oct 29 in Columbus. Miss Butler was born Jul 16, 1905 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Rice Butler. She was a retired employee of the Dickerson Shoe Factory in Columbus, and the title division for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Surviving are 16 nieces and nephews from Ashland, KY and Columbus. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

EKERS, Karen (Diamond)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Karen Diamond Ekers, 83, 11631 State Route 5, Ashland, were conducted Nov 29 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Henry “Jake” McCoy. Burial was in the Ekers Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mrs. Ekers died Nov 27 in King’s Daughters” Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Ekeres was born Feb 8,1 905 in Depot, a daughter of the late Dewitt and Frances Rice Diamond. Her husband, Roscoe F. Ekers died in 1968. She was a member of the Green Valley Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty VanOver of Silver City, NM and Mrs. Wanda Wallin of Kenova, WV; 2 sons, Roscoe H. Ekers and Gary Lynn Ekers, both of Ashland, 2 sisters, Rose Combs of Louisa and Dorothy Jordan, Westwood, a brother, Dewitt Diamond of Louisa; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

ESTEP, Kay
1906-1988
Funeral services for Kay Estep, 82, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov 30 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Estep died Nov 27 in Humana hospital-Louisa. Mr. Estep was born Feb 10, 1906 in Adams, KY, a son of the late James and Rebecca McKinster Estep. He was retired from the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Adkins Estep, route 3, Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Josephine DeHas of Louisa, one son, Ronald Estep of Kingsport, TN; one sister, Mrs. Lesta Robinette, route 3, Louisa, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

FERGUSON, Opal (Riley)
1909-1988
Funeral services for Opal Riley Ferguson, 79, route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov 23, in Young Funeral Home Chpael by Rev. Johnnie Skeens. Burial will be in Hatton-Bartram Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Ferguson died Monday, Nov 21 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Ferguson was born Nov 6, 1909 in Fallsburg, KY, daughter of the late Bill and Susan Riley. She was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lilburn Ferguson, who died in 1979. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Janet F. Morrison of route 1, Lavalette, WV, 4 sons, Homer Ferguson, Wayne, WV, Burgess Ferguson, at home, Everett Ferguson, Portland, Or and Kenneth Ferguson, Winter Haven, FL; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1988

FLUTY, Carrie D.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie D. Fluty, 92, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Oct 31 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral home with burial in Fluty-Luke Cemetery. Mrs. Fluty died Oct 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Richard Fluty. Survivors include 4 daughters, Hessie Chaffin of Crum, Hattie Kosto of Huntington and Carrie Moore and Elsie Marcum, both of Detroit, 4 sons, Lee Fluty of route 5, Louisa, Edward Fluty of Crum, Richard “Dick” Fluty of Kermit and Roy Fluty of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

FRAZIER, Richard Lee
1961-1988
Funeral services for Richard Lee Frazier, 27, Fort Gay, were conducted Nov 23 in the Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Grover Jackson and Rev. Charles McKenzie. Burial was in the Tom Hamilton Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Frazier died Nov 13 in Pocahontas County, WV, from injuries suffered when a tree fell on his tent while he was on a hunting trip. Mr. Frazier was born Oct 10, 1961 in Wooster, OH, a son of Menuard Carl Frazier, route 2, Fort Gay and Betty Smith Bowen of Louisa. He was a machinist for C & S Tools & Repair and was a member of the National Rifleman’s Association. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Remonia Blevins Frazier, a daughter, April Dawn Frazier, at home; a brother, Rodney Frazier of Fort Gay, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of Fort Gay and the paternal grandfather, Owen Frazier of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

GARTIN, Charlie Franklin
1901-1988
Funeral services for Charlie Franklin Gartin, 87, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 2 at 2 p.m.  at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Hewlett Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Gartin died Oct 30 at home. He was born Sep 9, 1901 at Ranger, WV, son of the late Scott and Fronie Niece Gartin. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Maudie McNeely Gartin, route 5, Louisa, 4 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Whitt, of California, Mrs. Faye Sparks of Earlaton, FL, Mrs. Alta Mae Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Rosie Mounts both of route 5, Louisa; 8 sons, Alfred Gartin, James Gartin, Darrel Gartin, Chester Gartin, all of route 5, Louisa, Glen Gartin, Fort Gay, Allen Gartin, and Danny Ray Gartin, both of route 4, Louisa and Duard Gartin of Williamsport, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

HIGHBERGER, Annis (O’Neal)
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Annis O’Neal Highberger, 95, Charlton Heights, Fayette County, were conducted Nov 11 in Charlton Heights United Methodist Church by Rev. William C. Holmes. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland. Mrs. Highberger died Nov 8 at home following a long illness. Mrs. Highberger was born in Louisa, KY. She was a charter member of Charlton Heights Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Lexington. Survivors include daughters, Virginia Elizabeth “Jenny” Pendleton of Charlton Heights, Mary Esther Ratcliff of Keokee, VA, Helen Frances Bonifield of Radcliff, KY, Catherine Jane Smith of Virginia Beach, VA, Margaret Ann Cassell of Fairfax, VA, Ruth O’Neal Clark of Elkview, Nancy Eleanor Baughan of Greensboro, NC, 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1988

HINKLE,  D. M.
1925-1988
Funeral services for Fort Gay native D. M. (Jack) Hinkle, 63, Perrysville, OH, were conducted Nov 17 in Bylerly Funeral Home, Loudonville, OH conducted by Rev. Howard Burnett. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Perrysville. Mr. Hinkle died Nov 14, in Kettering Mohican Area Medical Center, Loudonville, following a brief illness. Born in Fort Gay, Oct 9, 1925, he was the son of Dewey and Hulda Castle Hinkle He was a World War II navy veteran and a 20 year employee of Mansfield Asphalt Trucking, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the VFW at Perrysville and the Field Trial Association. Survivors are a son, Randy Hinkle of Perrysville, daughter, Debbie Hinkle of Chicago, IL; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Alan Hinkle, Perrysville and Charley Hinkle, Crestline and a sister, Ferba Castle, Ashville, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1988

KITCHEN, Myrtle (Queen)
1891-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Kitchen, 97, Fallsburg, were conducted Oct 28 in Fallsburg Tabernacle by Rev. Charles Wright and Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Queen Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Kitchen died Oct 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Kitchen was born Jul 29, 1891 in Glenwood, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Elizabeth Webb Queen. Her husband, John Kitchen, died in 1943 She was a retired teacher with the Lawrence County School System and served as the Glenwood postmistress for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ashland for 38 years and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 110 at Grayson. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ollie Smith of Fallsburg, a niece, Mrs. Reba Reeves of Louisa and several grand nieces. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

LEEDY, Mont
1907-1988
Funeral services for Mont Leedy, 81, Louisa, were conducted Nov 1 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Leedy died Oct 28 in Humana Hosptial-Louisa. Mr. Leedy was born Mar 6, 1907 in McDowell, KY, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Ferrell Leedy. His wife, Irene Boyd Leedy, died in 1984. He was a retired foreman from the C & O Railway with 51 years services. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stull of Louisa; a brother, Walter Leedy of Columbus, OH, a granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Nov 2, 1988

MARCUM, James Harrison
1929-1988
Funeral services for James Harrison Marcum, 59, Westwood will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 30, at the New Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa by Rev. Woodrow Sexton and Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Marcum family cemetery, route 5. Mr. Marcum died Nov 27 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Marcum was born May 16, 1929 in Martin County, a son of the late William and Grace Hammonds Marcum. He was a retired employee of CSX Transportation Corp., a retired painter from Painters Local 1072 and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Branham Marcum; 3 sons: James Ricky Marcum, Randy Joseph Marcum, Brian Harrison Marcum all of Westwood, KY; 2 sisters: Pauline Endicott, Inez, KY, Arlene Marcum, Westwood, a brother: Haskell Marcum, Columbus, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

MATTOX, Pearl
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Mattox, 54, Louisa, were conducted Nov 28 in Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with burial in Crum family cemetery. Mrs. Mattox died Nov 25 in Highland Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Gorden L. Mattox; a daughter, Sheryl Ann Fletcher of Devord; 2 sons, William Mattox of Michigan and Jeffrey Lynn Mattox of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

MAY, Carl Edward
1919-1988
Funeral services for Carl Edward May, 68, Blaine, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 9 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Joe McCoy. Burial will be in Wheeler family cemetery, Blaine. Mr. May died Nov 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. May was born Nov 17, 1919 in Greenup, KY, son of the late William and Lucy Green May. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Kentucky State Highway Department, a member of the Prestonsburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church for 20 years and served in the CCC Camps for 2 years at Utah during the Depression. Survivors include his wife, Molly Wheeler May, 2 sisters, Mrs. Alma Click of Flagstaff, AZ and Mrs. Elizabeth Yates of Pasadena, TX; 2 brothers, Bill May of Pasadena, TX and Jim Bob May of Greenup, KY; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1988

MAYNARD, Dolly (Ratcliffe)
1912-1988
Funeral services for Dolly M. Maynard, 76, Route 2, Louisa were conducted Nov 13 in Young Funeral Home by Elder Darren Damron. Burial was in Maynard family cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Nov 11 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital at Russell following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Maynard was born Sep 20, 1912 in Clifford, a daughter of the late William and Etta Frasher Ratcliffe. Her husband, Gary Maynard died in 1962. Surviving are 2 daughters, Frances Maynard of route 2, Louisa and Mrs.  Linda Sue Pete of LaSalle, MI; 3 sons, Danny G. Maynard of Mt. Clemens, MI, Mitchell L. Maynard of Roseville, MI and David B. Maynard of route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lou Hall of route 5, Louisa, and Mrs. Hazel Pettit of Columbus, OH and 11 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1988

MAYNARD, Jay
1920-1988
Funeral services for Jay (Bill) Maynard, 68, Louisa, were conducted Nov 25 in Young Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. He died Nov 23 at the residence following a long illness. Mr. Maynard was born Sep 25, 1920 in Louisa, a son of the late Jacob and Florence Spurlock Maynard, He was a retied construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Moore Maynard, a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Thompson of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

MCCOY, Ollie
1911-1988
Funeral services for Ollie McCoy, 77, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday Nov 2 at 10 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty and Elder John Goble. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. Mrs. McCoy died Oct 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jun 23, 1911 a daughter of the late Hi and Mary Arnett McCoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. McCoy and son James C. McCoy, Jr. She was a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 half sisters,  Bertha Williams of Norwich, CT ad Nora Sipherd of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

RAINES, Elwood
1904-1988
Funeral services for Elwood Raines, 84, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday in the Bartram Chapel Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Frank Copley. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemeteryl. Mr. Raines died Tuesday, Nov 15, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following a long illness. Mr. Ranies was born Nov 15, 1904 in Fort Gay, a son of the late John B. and Jane Pauley Raines. He retired in 1972 from the West Virginia Department of Transportation and was a retired farmer and livestock dealer. He was a member of the Bartram Chapel Church at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife,  Bertha Peters Raines; a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Marcella) Bartram of Mansfield, OH, a son, Paul E. Raines of Mansfield, 5 grandchildren, one step grandchild, 2 great grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1988

ROBERTS, Ollie
1906-1988
Funeral services for Ollie Roberts, 82, High Bottom, Louisa, were conducted Nov 6 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died Nov 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Roberts was born Aug 22, 1906 in Hilda, KY, a son of the late Marion and Stella Carter Roberts. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and member and deacon of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emmalee Isaac Roberts; 3 daughters, Claudia Ison of Reynoldsburg, OH, Sherry Boggs and Frances Smith both of Mechanicsburg, OH; 5 sons, Denver Roberts of Woodland, CA, Billie E. Roberts and Fred Roberts, both of Louisa, George M. Roberts of Ashland and Robert Noah Roberts of Dayton, OH; 2 brothers, Arlie Webb Roberts of Rittman, OH and Henry Edward Roberts of Portsmouth, OH, 3 sisters, Ruby Woodrum of Wheelersburg, OH, Gypsy Vipperman of Mansfield, OH, and Ann Howard of Middletown, OH and 38 grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1988

SPARKS, Carl E.
1917-1988
Graveside services for Lawrence County native Carl E. Sparks, 71, Huntington, WV, were conducted Nov 15, in Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Mr. Sparks died Nov 12 in the Carter Health Care Center at Grayson. Mr. Sparks was born Jan 12, 1917 in Clifford, a son of the late Joel and Alva Ratcliffe Sparks. He was a retired employee of Columbus Gas of Kentucky, Inc and was a World War II veteran. Surviving are 5 sisters, Ms. Thelma Kazee of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Louise Frazier of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Imogene Phillips of Richmond, IN, and Mrs. Ruby Williams and Mrs. Patsy Lyon both of Ashland, 2 brothers,  Jack R. Sparks and Bill D. Sparks both of Ashland, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1988

SPERRY, Trudie (Johnson)
1905-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Trudie Johnson Sperry, 83, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 25 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home by Rev. Roy Barber. Burial was in Catlettsburg. Mrs. Sperry died Nov 21 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Sperry was born Apr 5, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lige and Mary Cross Johnson. She was a member of the Durbin Nazarene Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Sperry; 3 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Ann McDaniels of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Cora Carver and Gladys Sperry, both of Catlettsburg; a son, Howard A. Sperry of Catlettsburg, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

STEWART, Ethel (Layne)
1890-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Ethel Stewart, 97, Ashland, were conducted Nov 16 in Steen Funeral Home by Rev. William Daniels. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died Nov 14 in Wurtland Health Care Center following a short illness. Mrs. Stewart was born Dec 21, 1890, in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late William and Martha Austin Layne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Seba Stewart. She was a retied teacher and a member of the Trinity Tabernacle Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma Caines of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1988

STEWART, George
1970-1988
Funeral services for Louisa native George O. Stewart, 17, Catlettsburg, were conducted Nov 26 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Bowling Cemetery. The teenager died from injuries received last weekend in an automobile accident. Mr. Stewart was born Nov 25, 1970 in Louisa, a son of Warren Stewart of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Hazel Shockey Wells of Catlettsburg. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are 3 brothers, Jimmy Blevins of Fallsburg and Chris Blevins and Warren Stewart, both of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Rita Britton of Hurricane, WV, and Mrs. Mary Daniels of Louisa, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Hale Stewart of Catlettsburg and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Spurlock of Coal Grove, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

THOMPSON, Monroe
1908-1988
Funeral services for Monroe Thompson, 80, 304 Water St. were conducted Oct 27 in Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Oct 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Feb 29, 1908 at Mattie, a son of the late Sam and Belle Laney Thompson. His wife, Mrs. Minnie Rose Thompson, died in 1978. He was a retired electrician and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Cantrell, Mrs. Gypsie Jones and Mrs. Betty Faye Knouff, all of Delaware, OH, 2 sons, Bobbie Thompson of Jacksonville, FL and Sam Thompson of Louisa, a sister, Mrs. Tish Hall of Blaine; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

WELLS, Earl
1906-1988
Funeral services for Earl Wells, 82, Webbville, were conducted Nov 28 in Malone Funeral Home by Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in McDavid Cemetery at Webbville. Mr. Wells died Nov 25 at the residence. Mr. Wells was born Oct 4, 1906 in Elliott County, a son of the late Robert and Lucy Porter Wells. He was a farmer and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are 3 brothers, Orville Wells and Estill Wells, both of Chesapeake, OH and Norman Wells of Huntington, WV, and a sister, Alice Kerns of Chesapeake. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1988

WHEELER, Morton
1893-1988
Funeral services for Morton Wheeler, 95, Blaine, were conducted Oct 29 in Old Hood United Baptist Church in Blaine by Elders Burnso Wheeler, Charlie Arrington, and Clarence Mathis. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Wheeler died Oct 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wheeler was born Jul 10, 1893, at Blaine, a son of the late Marion and Laura McKinney Wheeler. His wife, Manda Green Wheeler, died in 1970. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church for 74 years and served as a deacon. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Lemaster, Flat Gap, KY, Mrs. Blanche Snell, Ashland, KY; 2 sisters: Mrs.. Margie Lester, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Goldie Lyons, Ohio; 3 brothers: Ossie Wheeler, route 1, Louisa, Darvin Wheeler, Ohio, Otis Wheeler, Flatwoods, KY; a granddaughter, 2 great granddaughters. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1988

WHEELER, Ray
1920-1988
Funeral services for Ray Wheeler, 68, Louisa, will be conducted Tuesday, Nov 22 at 1 p.m. in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in the Wheeler family cemetery. Mr. Wheeler died Nov 19 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Wheeler was born May 14, 1920, in Martha, a son of the late Tip and Tennie Skaggs Wheeler. His wife, Shirley Johnson, died in 1950. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church and a 42 year member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are 3 daughters, Linda Bolt and Wandalee Parks both of Louisa, and Ruth Ann Debord of Ulysses; 3 sons, Willis Ray Wheeler of Fort Worth, TX, Ted Arnold Wheeler of Louisa and Ronald David Wheeler of Geneva, IL; a brother, Russell Wheeler of Paragould, AR, a sister, Fay Blankenship of Louisa, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1988

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BALL, Elizabeth Gertrude (Crank)
1919-1988
Funeral services for Elizabeth Gertrude Ball, 69, of Louisa, were conducted Dec 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Harry Fagan. Burial was in Clem Short Cemetery at Fallsburg. Mrs. Ball died Dec 23 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. She was born Mar 14, 1919 in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mae Crank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Arnold Ball, who died in 1949. She was a licensed practical nurse. Survivors include 2 daughters: Mrs. Joyce Stewart, Ashland, Mrs. Jennifer Wright, Blaine, 3 sons: Lester G. Ball, Columbus, Bruce A. Ball, Macon, GA and David A. Ball, Fallsburg; 3 sisters: Mrs. Florence Woods, Texas, Mrs. Helen Damron, Fallsburg, Mrs. Gloria Jean Tackett, Fallsburg; 2 brothers: Chester "Sims" Crank, Salt Rock, WV and William Crank, Groveport, OH; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

CARTER, Laudie
1908-1988
Funeral services for Laudie Carter, 80, of 509 Queen St., Louisa, will be conducted today, Dec 21, at 2 p.m. at the Spring Fork Enterprise Baptist Church in London, OH, by the Rev. Roy Tackett and Rev. Russell Phillips. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at London. Mr. Carter died Dec 18 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Huntington, WV. Mr. Carter was born Jun 7, 1908, in Ellen, a son of the late William and Belva Payne Carter. He was a retired carpenter, a World War II veteran and a member of the Spring Fork Enterprise Baptist Church at London. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Smith Carter; 2 daughters: Mrs. Belva Burns, London, OH, Mrs. Ollie Jane Kelley, London, OH; 3 sons: Gene Carter, West Jefferson, OH, Roy Carter, Kenova, WV and Bill Carter, London, OH; 3 step daughters: Mrs. Esther McKenzie, Columbus, Mrs. Roberta Morton, Marysville, OH and Mrs. Loretta Michael, Columbus; 2 sisters: Mrs. Claudie May, Blaine, Mrs. Lillie Young, Adams, KY; 2 brothers: Mart Carter, route 1, Webbville, KY and Cliston Carter, Adams; 6 grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

DAUGHERTY, Jo Jack
1936-1988
Funeral services for Fort Gay native Jo Jack Daugherty, 52, of New Iberia, Louisiana were conducted Dec 19 at Evangaline Funeral Home. Burial was in Iberia. Mr. Daugherty died Dec 16 at home. He was born Mar 1, 1936 in Fort Gay, a son of Elsie Daugherty of Fort Gay and the late William George Daugherty, Sr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Daugherty. Survivors include his wife, Joan Daugherty, 2 sons, Jo F. Daugherty of Norfolk, VA, John F. Daugherty of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe (Nancy) Thompson of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Larry (Sue) Gann of Scio, OH; 5 brothers, Paul Daugherty of Burton, wV, Howard Daugherty, Robert Daugherty, both of Columbus, Charlie Daugherty and William George Daugherty, Jr. both of Fort Gay; 2 granddaughters, Heather Rene Daugherty and Chasty Dawn Daugherty both of Fort Gay. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec 26 at the First Baptist Church, Louisa Street, Fort Gay at 1 p.m. by Rev. Herman Wellman. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

DAWSON, Alta ( Robertson)
1912-1988
Funeral services for Alta Dawson, 76, fort Gay, were conducted Dec 26 in Oak Grove Church at Fort Gay by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Walker Cemetery. Mrs. Dawson died Dec 23 at the residence. Mrs. Dawson was born Oct 29, 1912 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Lace and Lou Webb Robertson. Her husband, Taylor Dawson died in 1968. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church for 53 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Hattie Lemaster, and Mrs. Billie Jean Cyrus both of Fort Gay; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hill of Fort Gay, a son Cecil Dawson of Fort Gay; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

DEAN, Georgia Marie (Pridemore)
1928-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Marie Dean, 60, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 20 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. R. E. Cavins. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Dean died Dec 18 in the Cabell Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Dean was born Jan 23, 1928 in Chapman, a daughter of the late John and Ella Mae Meade Pridemore. Surviving are her husband, Frank Dean, 3 sons, Fred Dean and Thomas Dean, both of Fort Gay and Earnest Dean of Louisa; 2 brothers, Willis Pridemore of route 2, Louisa and Walter Pridemore, route 1, Louisa; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

DICKISON, Nancy (Wheeler)
1892-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Nancy Wheeler Dickison, 96, of Ashland, were conducted Dec 27 in Lazear Funeral Home by Rev. John T. Hayes. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Dickison died Dec 24 in Jo-Lin Convalescent Center in Ironton. Mrs. Dickison was born Feb 8, 1892 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Wheeler. Her husband, Harry L. Dickison died in 1970. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Jones of Ashland; 4 sons, Dr. H. Lee Dickison of Jacksonville, FL, Carl F. Dickison of Surfside Beach, SC, Virgil E. Dickison and Jack W. Dickison both of Ashland; 2 brothers, Delbert Wheeler of South Point, OH and Virgil Wheeler of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

EDWARDS, Allie
Funeral services for former Lawrence Countian, Allie Edwards, 92, Palmetto, FL were conducted Dec 26 in Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Dec 24 in Morehead Manor Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Edwards was born Apr 6, 1896, in Charley, a son of the late John and Sarah Edwards. His wife, Lula Moor Edwards, died in 1985. He was a retired farmer and employee of the Timkin Roller Bearing Co. in Columbus, a World War I army veteran, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Westerville, OH. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Nancy Newman of Madison, Miss., and 3 great grandchildren. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

ENYART, Everett
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Everett Enyart, 88, Catlettsburg, were conducted Dec 16 in Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Rev.  George Travis. Burial was in Klaiber Cemetery at Rush. Mr. Enyard died Dec 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Enyart was born Mar 3, 1900, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Frank and Sarah Lett Enyatr. He was a retired construction worker and coal miner and a member of the Macedonia Church in Catlettsburg. Surviving are a sister, Cora Tackett of Catlettsburg, with whom he lived, and a brother, Bill Enyart of Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

FITZGERALD, John
1939-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, John Paul Fitzgerald, 49, Pontiac, MI, were conducted Dec 22 in Catlettsburg Church of God by Rev. Ronnie Evans and Rev. Tommy Romans. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Mr. Fitzgerald, formerly of Catlettsburg, died in Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Fitzgerald was born May 30, 19398 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harrison and Bracie Wilson Fitzgerald. He had been a mechanical inspector for General Motors Corp. since 1965 and was an Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lynn Fitzgerald of Catlettsburg, 2 sons, John Paul Fitzgerald, II and James Anthony Fitzgerald, both of Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Geneva Peterman of Ashland and Louise Regan of Galion, OH; 4 brothers, Harrison Fitzgerald of Ashland, and Buddy Fitzgerald of Louisa, George Fitzgerald of Columbus, OH and James E. Fitzgerald of Catlettsburg.  Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

GRIFFITH, Charles James
1905-1988
Funeral services for Charles James Griffith, 83, Blaine, were conducted Dec 26 in Brushy United Methodist Church by Elders Charlie Arrington and Burnso Wheeler. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Mr. Griffith died Dec 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Griffith was born Apr 3, 1905 in Cordell, a son of the late Harmon and Laura Belle Carpenter Griffith. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mardria M. Lester, of Blaine; a son, Harmon Milton Griffith of Blaine; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Church of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Mollie Bishop and Mrs. Myrtle McMillen both of London, OH; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

HAMMONDS, James
1901-1988
Funeral services for James Hammonds, 87, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted today Dec 21 at 2 p.m. at the Vineyard United Baptist Church, Inez, by Elder Carl Horn and Elder Bromley Marcum. Burial will be in the Mills family cemetery, Tomahawk. Mr. Hammonds died Dec 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Oct 8, 1901 at route 5, Louisa, a son of  the late John and Ester Endicott Hammonds. Surviving is one half sister, Nola Howard of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

KELLEY, Alka (Alley)
1922-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Alka Kelley, 66, Shelby, NC were conducted Dec 13 in Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. D. C. Chambers. Burial was in East Ashland Memory Gardens. Mrs. Kelley died Dec 10 in Cleveland Memorial Hospital in Shelby. Mrs. Kelley was born Sep 22, 1922 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Dora Rice Alley. Her husband, William E. Kelley, died in 1979. She was a former employee of Boyd County Mental Health Department and a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Alice Caskey of Ashland, Mrs. Vickey Christofis and Miss Elizabeth Kelley both of Shelby, NC; a son, William E. Kelley, II of Ashland; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel McFarland of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Vertresse Arthur of Ashland, a brother, George Alley of Ashland; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1988

KELLY, Michael Lynne
Blaine—A 36 year old Floridian, formerly of Martha, died Friday evening when his truck flipped on its top into Blaine Creek. Michael Lynne Kelly, Fort Pierce, ran off the bridge on Big Branch Road just off KY 32, a spokesman for the Blaine Fire Department said, Lawrence County coroner Aaron Moon pronounced the man dead shortly after authorities were called to the scene about 11:45 a.m. Lawrence County Deputy Sheriff J. D. West said the truck sped off the bridge and flipped onto its top in about 4 feet of water in Blaine Creek. Kentucky State Police said the wreck occurred sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight Friday. An investigation is continuing by Moon and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

Funeral services for Michael Lynne Kelly, 36 of Fort Pierce, FL, and Martha were conducted Dec 20 at the Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial was in the Kelly family cemetery at Martha. Mr. Kelly died Dec 16 at Blaine. He died from an apparent drowning in Blaine Creek when his truck ran off the bridge and flipped onto its top in 4 feet of water. Mr. Kelly was born Apr 15, 1952 in Paintsville, a son of Gladys Pelfrey Kelly Wells of Beaver Dam and the late Victor Kelly. He was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Jessica A. Kelly of North Carolina; a son, Jeromy Kelly of North Carolina; 2 brothers, James Paul Kelly of Somerset and Timothy Ray Kelly of Louisville and a half brother, William T. Kelly of Pittsburgh, PA. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

MILLER, James H.
1929-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native James H. Miller, 59, Columbus, were conducted Dec 18 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Miller, formerly of Louisa, died Dec 15 at the residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Miller was born Aug 27, 1929, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James A. and Dixie Maynard Miller. He was a drywall finisher for the Sprouse Drywalling Co. in Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Alice Ratliff Miller; 3 daughters: Debbie and Bernadette both of Columbus and Jean of North Carolina; 2 sons: Glenn and Greg both of Columbus; 4 sisters; 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

MOORE, Dustin Adam
1988-1988
Graveside services for Dustin Adam Moore were conduced Dec 3 in Moore’s Cemetery at Adams, KY. Services were conducted by Rev. Roy Hutchison. He was born Nov 28, 1988. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Moore of Banford, FL; 2 brothers, David Allen and Drendin Moore; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wayne Moore, Florida. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1988

PIGG, Lonnie Lee
1907-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Lonnie Lee Pigg, 81, of Rushville, IN, were conducted Dec 17 at the Todd Funeral Home by Brother John Skomp and pastor Charles Justice. Burial was in the Hurst Cemetery, Rushvillle. Mr. Pigg died Dec 14 at the Rush Health Care Facility, Rushville. He was born Oct 9, 1907 at Madge, KY, a son of the late James O and Cora Hutchinson Pigg. He was an auto lot worker for George Byers Sons in Columbus, OH. He was a member of the Little Blue River Church of Christ. He was also a World War II army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Wilda E. Lucas, one son, Reginald L. Pigg, of Cumberland; one daughter, Mrs. John (Sharon) Miller, route 4, Rushville; one brother, Joe W. Pigg, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Monnie Roberts, Louisa; 2 grandchildren, John R. Miller, Jr. and Norene Miller and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1988

RILEY, Clara Alice (Edwards)
1918-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Alice Edwards Riley, 70, Blaine, were conducted Dec 3 in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. William Richard Barker and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Riley family cemetery at Caines Creek. Mrs. Riley died Nov 30 at the home of a son James Guy Riley of Blaine. Mrs. Riley was born Jun 20, 1918 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary White Edwards. Her husband, Nelson Riley, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, James Guy Riley of Blaine and Orlando M. Riley of Webbville, a daughter, Peggy Jane Wells of Blaine; 5 sisters, Sophia Boggs and Opal Boggs, both of Blaine, Mary Boggs and Lacey Boggs both of Columbus, OH and Thelma Jenkins of Portsmouth, OH; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1988

SKAGGS, Victoria
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Victoria Skaggs, 80, Grove City, OH, were conducted Dec 7 with burial in Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Skaggs died Dec 5 in Doctor’s Hospital West. Mrs. Skaggs was a member of the United Baptist Church of Kentucky since 1932 Survivors include 2 sons, Lovell Skaggs of Orient and Ansel Skaggs of Grove City; daughter Joyce Boggs of Grove City; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Dec 21, 1988

SLONE, Jesse
1904-1988
Funeral services for Jesse Slone, 84, Webbville, were conducted Dec 5 in Malone Funeral Home by Rev. J. D. Riggs. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens. He died Dec 3 at the residence. Mr. Slone was born Mar 21, 1904 in Carter County, a son of the late John and Melvin Osborne Slone. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are 3 sons, John Slone and Paul Slone, both of Grayson, and Bill Slone of Willard, a sister, Nell Bush of Centerburg, OH; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1988

SPARKS, Alice Louise (Boggs)
1926-1988
Funeral services for Alice Louise Sparks, 62, J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Dec 29 at 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Methodist Church by Rev.  Joe Powell Collins. Burial will be in Ogle Cemetery, route 2, Catlettsburg. Mrs. Sparks died Dec 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jan 1, 126 at Rowe Creek, KY, daughter of the late Roscoe and Martha Moore Boggs. He husband, Clyde H. Sparks died in 1978. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Anita Wilks of Webbville, Mrs. Hazel Moore of Fallsburg, and Mrs. Linda Sanders of Knoxville, TN; 3 sons, Carroll Bryan and Gary Bryan both of route 2 Catlettsburg, and Earl Bryan of route 1, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Belva Greene of Blaine; one brother, Arthur Boggs of Ashland; 14 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

STEPHENS, Laura
1925-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Stephens, 63, Blaine, were conducted Dec 24 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Rev. Gary Sparks. Burial was in the Stephens family cemetery. Mrs. Stephens died Dec 22 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Stephens was born Feb 22, 1925 in Elliott County, daughter of the late Isaac and Ida Barker Stephens. She was a member of the Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, the Rev. Gary (Phyllis) Sparks of Olive Hill; 3 brothers, Douglas Stephens, of Mount Gilead, OH and James Stephens and John Stephens, both of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Lola Phillips of Mazie and Liddie Stephens, Alma Hale and Evelyn West all of Blaine and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1988

STEWART, Mack
1890-1988
Funeral services for Mack Stewart, 98, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Dec 1 in Malone Funeral Home with burial in East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Mr. Stewart died Nov 28 in Carter County Health Care Center. Mr. Stewart was born Mar 1, 1890 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Miles and Ellen Lyons Stewart. His wife, Candace Griffith Stewart, died in May. He was a retired farmer, a Kentucky colonel and was of the Christian faith. Surviving are 4 daughters, Vervia Sowers of Blue Ridge, GA, Merlia McDavid of Willard, Ethel “Totsy” Harwood of Logan, WV and Gloria Perry of Huntington, WV; 3 sons, Jay D. Stewart of Webbville, Maxwell Stewart of Jeriel, Alden Stewart of DeSoto, MD, 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1988

TERRY, Brilla (Meek)
1901-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Brilla M. Terry, 87, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Dec 8, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Meek Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Terry died Dec 5 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. She was born Jun 11, 1901, route 1, Louisa, a daughter of the late Fernando and Belle Baisden Meek. Survivors include her husband, Luther Jay Terry; 3 daughters, Mrs. Eloise Carter of Ashland, Mrs. Bonnie McIninch of Pontiac, MI, and Mrs. Anna Lou Smith of Clarkston, MI; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1988

WELLMAN, Fred
1902-1988
Funeral services for Fred Wellman, 86, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Dec 10 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. R. E. Cavins. Burial was in Frasher family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Wellman died Dec 7 at his residence. Mr. Wellman was born Sep 6, 1902 in Fort Gay, a son of the late George B. and Bird Akers Wellman. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Upper Tabors Creek Freewill Baptist Church near Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zelpha Frasher Wellman, 2 sons, Elbert Wellman and Alfred Wellman, both of Fort Gay, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Hazlett of Prichard, WV; 5 brothers, Floyd Wellman, Carl Wellman, and Frank Wellman, all of Fort Gay, George Wellman of Prichard and Johnny Wellman of Midway, OH; 3 sisters, Stella Pennington of Huntington, WV, Lilly Castle of Louisa and Mildred Akers of Mansfield, OH; a grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1988

YOUNG, Sara (Jackson)
1919-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Mrs. Sara Young, 69, Denton, were conducted Dec 2, in Sparks Funeral Home by Rev. Tom Jackson and Rev. James D. Caudill. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens. Mrs. Young was born Oct 10, 1919, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Farbia Wells Jackson and the late Willie Jackson. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the First Nazarene Church at Catlettsburg. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Jesse Young, 2 sons, Jesse Allen Young of Scotts Hill, TN and James R. Young of Denton; 2 daughters, Clonell Edmond and Reva Sue Culpepper,, both of Sarasota, FL; 3 brothers, The Rev. Tom Jackson of Flemingsburg, and Harry Clifford Jackson and Billy Wade Jackson, both of Grayson, 5 sisters, Martha Clevenger and Belva Jackson both of Ashland, Ruby Peace and Lula B. Wroe, both of Nokimis, FL, and Roma Vollmer of Mansfield, OH and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1988

 

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