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ALLEN, Alta (Cox)
1906-1989
Mrs. Alta Mae Allen, 82, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Allen was born Dec 10, 1906 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Burel and Martha Belle Parker Cox. Her husband, Roscoe Allen, died in 1982. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Mae Bell Moore and Mrs. Bertha M. Copley both of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Rita A. Spillman of Ashley, OH, Mrs. Eula Irene Hawse of Grove City, OH; Mrs. Wanda Jean Burke of route 3, Grayson, and Mrs. Rosie Lea Moore and Mrs. Margaret Bailey, both of route 2, Louisa; 4 sons, Elbert J. Allen and Charles T. Allen, both of route 4, Louisa, Homer R. Allen and William Dutton, both of route 2, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Vola Pack of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers Jay Cox and Junior Cox, both of route 2 Louisa; 40 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. the funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 24 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Paul Cox . Burial was in the Workman-Allen Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1989

BARTRAM, William T.
1959-1989
Lt. William T. Bartram, 29, of Scubic Bay, Philippines, died Thursday, Jan 19 as the result of a plane crash in the Philippines. Lt. Bartram was born May 30, 1959, son of Fred Dan and Monica Grady Bartram of Bothell, WA. He was a navel aviator attached to V. R. C. 50 Scubic Bay, Philippines. He graduated from the U. S. Navy Academy, Annapolis, MD. Surviving are his wife, Jodie Cooktus Bartram, Philippines, 2 daughters, Kelly Jo Bartram and Katie Bartram, both of Philippines; one brother, James D.  Bartram; Bothell, WA. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1989

BERRY, Fred
1897-1989
Fred Berry, 91, of Grayson, died Wednesday, Jan 11 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Berry was born May 17, 1897, in Charley, a son of the late James and Matilda Pack Berry. His wife, Mary Fannin Berry, died in 1974. He was a retired coal and clay miner and a World War I Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Felty of Rush; a son, Ancle Berry of Rush; a brother, James Berry of Ashland; 2 sisters,  Hillie Berry of Rush and Cosy Sanger of Columbus, GA; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 13 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in East Carter Cemetery Memory Gardens at Grayson. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

BLACKBURN, Claude
1909-1989
Claude Blackburn, 79, of Lock Avenue, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Blackburn was born Aug 9, 1909, in Louisa a son of the late Arlie and Minnie Martin Blackburn. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway Co. and a member of the Norris Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. g. (Noreta) Gibson of Mt. Orb, OH; a son, Harold Gene Blackburn of Richmond, IN; 3 grandchildren, Jim Gibson, Richmond, IN, David Gibson, Mt. Orab, OH and Scott Blackburn, Cincinnati, OH, and a great grandson, James Kipton Gibson of Granville, OH. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 10 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Thomas Foy. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

BLACKBURN, Edgel
1912-1989
Louisa native, Edgel Blackburn, 76, of Weeksbury, died Friday in McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Blackburn was born May 27, 1912, in Louisa, a son of the late A. W. and Ella Curnett Blackburn. He was a retired Island Creek Coal Co. miner, a member of the Pentecostal Church and the UMW Local 5599 in Wheelwright. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Blackburn; a son: Bobby Dean Blackburn, Hastin, MI, 9 sisters: Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Maxine Vinger, Mrs. Phyllis Hayes, Mrs. Thelma Chapman, Mrs. Nevelyn Elkins all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Cowers, Oak Hill, WV, Mrs. Gwendolyn Sanger, Oak Hill, WV, Mrs. Pearl Short, Louisa and Mrs. Eva More route 3, Louisa; 2 brothers: Clinton Blackburn and Payton Blackburn, all of Columbus; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 15 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ted Shannon. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

 

BRANHAM, Alma (Endicott)
1914-1989
Alma Branham, 74, of Inez, died Jan 8 at her home. She was born Jul 9, 1914 in Martin County, a daughter of the late James and Price Endicott. Her husband, Walter Mutt Branham, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Lou Ann Blackburn, Gerldine Fitch and Glenda Faye Hall, all of Inez, one son in law, James Fitch of Inez, 2 brothers, Oscar Endicott of Florida and Luther Endicott of Louisa; 2 sisters, Verlie Burke, Louisa, Rose Fannin of Pennsylvania; 3 grandsons,  Mark and Darrell Fitch and Justin Branham Blackburn, all of Inez, Funeral services will be today, Jan 11 at 1 p.m. at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez by Revs. Clyde Waller and Fred Wiles. Burial will be in the Branham family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

CASTEEL, Wanda (Newsom)
1927-1989
Mrs. Wanda Casteel, 61, of 204 Short Street, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a short illness.  Mrs. Casteel was born Oct 6, 1927, in Elkhorn City, a daughter of Brack and Millie Florence Damron Newsom. She was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple in Canton, OH. Surviving are her husband, Hobert Casteel, a daughter, Jo Davis of Youngstown, OH, 2 sons, Gerald Wright of Kansas City, MO and Hal Wright of Canton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Withers of Crystal City, FL, Mrs. Ann Mullins of Houston, TX, and Mrs. Joyce Senters, of Canton; 5 brothers, C. L. Newsom of Ashland, P. E. Newsom of West Melvin, FL, Brack Newsom, Jr.  of Millard, B. G. Newsom of Eddie and Don Newsom of Staffordsville; and 6 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 14 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

CONLEY, Avis (Miles)
1912-1989
Lawrence County native Mrs. Avis Conley, 76, of Pactoulus, died Sunday Jan 8 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born Oct 18, 1912 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Bertha McNeil Miles. Her husband, Earl Conley, died in 1968. Surviving are a nephew, Bill Conley of route 3, Grayson, whom she reared; 5 brothers, Oliver Miles of East Liverpool, OH, Herston Miles of Powellton, WV, Stanley Miles and Luther Miles, both of Ashland and Woody Miles of Dayton, OH; and 3 sisters, Hazel Mabel Qualls and Lucy Nolen, both of Ashland, and Minnie Collins of Flatwoods. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jan 11 at the Hopewell United Methodist church by John Dean, minister. Burial was in the Conley family cemetery at Hopewell. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

CONLEY, Mary (Skaggs)
1899-1988
Funeral services for Mary Conley, 89, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Saturday, Dec 31, in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Martha. Mrs. Conley was born Jul 11, 1899, at Martha, the daughter of the late James H. Skaggs and Maggie Boggs Skaggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd Conley, who died in 1983. She died Wednesday, Dec 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Keeton, KY; Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95 of Louisa and Louise Chapter Eastern Star. Special services were conducted by the Rebekah Lodge on Friday, Dec 30. Survivors include one son, James E. Conley, route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Toni Robinette and James Lee Conley, route 2, Catlettsburg, 5 great grandchildren, Tracee Ann Conley, Gwendolyn Conley, Michael Heather Conley, Christina April Robinette and Jamie Ann Robinette. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

DOWLER, Lucy (Parker)
1907-1988
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Lucy Parker Dowler, 81, Westwood, were conducted Dec 30 in Caniff Funeral Home by Rev. Kenneth Hamilton and Rev. W. w. Metz. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Westwood. Mrs. Dowler died Dec 28 a the residence. Mrs. Dowler was born Jan 12, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jerrett and Julia Rivers Parker. Her husband, Amon Dowler, died in 1955. She was a retired clothing inspector and union steward for the former F. W. Means Co., Ashland. Surviving are a brother, Okie Parker of Westwood, and a sister, Mrs. Elma Lewis of Westwood.  Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

MADDOX, Maude ( Boggs)
1896-1988
Funeral services for Webbville native Mrs. Maude Maddox, 92, Greenup, were conducted Dec 30 in Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in Maddox family cemetery. Mrs. Maddox died Dec 28 in Wurtland Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Maddox was born May 21, 1896 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Wash and Miranda Boggs. Her husband, George Maddox, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Lundy Maddox of Blaines Trace; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

MARCUM, Rosa Belle (Sparks)
1897-1989
Mrs. Rosa Belle Marcum, 91, of Main Cross Street, Louisa, died Tuesday Jan 17 at her home. Mrs. Marcum was born Ma 5, 1897 at Clifford, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Sammons Sparks. Her husband, Leonard Marcum died in 1974. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Elizabeth Shannon, Alice Thompson and Roberta Kidd, all of Louisa, Ruth Garshnik of Homer, PA and Ann Schroer of New York; 4 sons, Charles Marcum of Pataskala, OH, Bill Marcum, James Marcum and Leonard Marcum, Jr. all of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Marcum and Maude Jordan, both of Delbarton, WV; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. the funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 19 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1989

MAYNARD, Charles Lindsey
1897-1989
Charles Lindsey Maynard, 91, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Maynard was born Nov 8, 1897, in Clifford, a son of the late Millard and Florence Fitzpatrick Maynard. His wife, Dolly Lemaster Maynard, died in 1972. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railway Co. and a member of the Elizabeth United Baptist Church. Surviving are 6 sons, Henry Maynard of Fort Myers, FL, Lester Maynard of Elmore, OH, Joe Maynard, Wayne Maynard and Jimmy Maynard and Paul Kenneth Maynard, all of route 5, Louisa, 2 daughters, Geneva Cadle of Lorain, OH and Mrs. Fannie Caperton of route 1, Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Dingess of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Violet Fletcher of Las Vegas, NV; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Jan 10 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in the Maynard family cemetery route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

MAYNARD, Laurel R.
1901-1988
Funeral services for Laurel R. Maynard, 87, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jan 1 in the New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elder Lonnie Ratcliff and Elder John Goble. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery. Mr. Maynard died Thursday, Dec 29 in his home. He was born Jul 1, 1901, at Louisa, son of the late Louis and Laura Prichard Maynard. His wife, Stella Pope Maynard died in 1980. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the New Friendship Untied Baptist Church, Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Frances Ratcliff, and Mrs. Faye Hammond both of Louisa, Mrs. Peggy Graham of Dayton,OH, and Mrs. Linda Webb of Branchland, WV; 2 sons, Paul B. Maynard of Louisa and Jarrett E. Maynard of Erwin, TN, a sister, Mrs. Wilma Hammond of Louisa; a half sister, Mrs. Glenna Pritt of Pilgrim, WV; 41 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

 

MILLER, Everett
1917-1989
Everett Miller, 71, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Miller was born Jul 25, 1917 in Ulysses, a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Hatfield Miller. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Brenetta S. Miller, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Beecher and Mrs. Gertrude Moore both of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 15 at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens and the Rev. Mike Cordle. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

MOORE, James Carl
1916-1989
Funeral services for James Carl Moore, 72,  Orient, OH, were conducted Tuesday, Jan 31 at Woodyard East Chapel with entombment in Forest Lawn Mausoleum. He died Saturday, Jan 28 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was born in 1916 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Richard and Dicie Black Moore. He was retired from Rockwell International. Veteran of U. S. Army WWII, a member of Grove City Lodge No. 689 F & AM. He is survived by 10 sisters, Mollie Ross of Argillite, KY, Elizabeth Clevenger, Louisa, KY, Nannie Bowling, Catlettsburg, Ruth Jamison, Lillie Holbrook, Audrey Slonager, Jessie Shoup, Bessie Bentley, all of Columbus, Lora Moore, Darbydale, OH, and Ann Kitchen, Mt. Sterling, OH several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

PERRY, Lula (Bailey)
1929-1989
Mrs. Lula Dempsey Bailey Perry, 59, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Jan 15 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Perry was born Sep 15, 1929, in Kermit, WV, a daughter of the late Preston Bailey and Audery Sturgill Bailey. Her husband, Ivory Perry, died in 1977. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Blanche Pence of Hamilton, OH, Lucy Ferrell and Tonya Ferrell, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Grace Jordon of Martin County; 4 sons, Otis Ferrell and Danny Perry, both of Fort Gay, George Ferrell and Danny Perry, both of Fort Gay, George Ferrell of Cedar Groves, IN and James Ferrell of Martin County; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lilly Mae White of Kermit, Mrs. Imogene Williams of Crum, WV, and Mrs. Alice Brown of Columbus, OH; a brother, Preston Bailey, Jr. of Huntington; 21 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday Jan 17 in the Bailey family cemetery at Kermit. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

POFF, Deloris “Lois” (Loar)
1931-1989
Mrs. Deloris “Lois” Poff, 57, of Kenova, WV, died Tuesday, Jan 17 in the Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center at Lexington. Mrs. Poff was born Oct 13, 1931 I Louisa, a daughter of the late William H. and Claricy Skeens Loar. She was a member of the 25th Street Pentecostal Church in Huntington, where she was a Sunday school secretary and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Poff; 2 daughters, Vickie Lynn Mounts of Huntington and Sharon Denise Hay of Kenova; a son, Michael Kent Poff of Kenova; a sister, Wilma Jagla of Winter Park, FL; 2 brothers, William H. Loar, Jr. of Vienna, VA and Clinton Loar of Kilgore, TX; 4 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 20 at the 25th Street Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Ernest C. Sowards, Jr. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1989

PRESTON, Martha (Porter)
1903-1988
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Preston, 85, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Dec 30 in the residence of her daughter, Vneedia Childers by Rev. Earl Meade and Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Childers Cemetery. Mrs. Preston died Dec 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Preston was born Jun 1, 1903 at Allen, a daughter of the late Lige and Lucy Crisp Porter. Her husband, Frank Preston,  died in 1973. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Vneedia Childers of Louisa, Mrs. Georgia Blair of Staffordsville and Mrs. Ruth Whaley of Mt. Clair, WV; a son, James Preston of West Van Lear; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

REED, Phillip Lee
1935-1988
Phillip Lee Reed, route 2, Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Reed was born May 6, 1935 in Lawrence County, the son of Rinda Maynard Reed, route 1, Louisa and the late Willie Reed. He was a retired mechanic from Alloyd Steel in Marion, OH, and a member of Carter Chapel Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Helen Carter Reed, route 2, Louisa, 2 daughters, Tammy Bush, Prestonsburg, Loethia Reed, at home; 2 sons, Harvey Reed and Brian Scott Reed, both at home, one sister, Mrs. Mary Polly, Ironton, OH; 3 brothers, John Reed and Joe Reed route 2, Louisa and Willie Reed, Lowmansville; one granddaughter, Sarah Ashley Bush. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 1 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff, Cambell Copley and William Teems. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

RIFFE, John Hartman
John Hartman Riffe died Sunday, Dec 4. Born in Grayson, KY, he was a son of the late James and Leah Yeats Riffe. He attended Eastern State Teachers College and was a World War II navy veteran and a member of Union United Methodist church. He was a partner in Insurance and Financial Services of Stanford, CT and active in the Methodist Church in Norwalk, CT. He was commissioned to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by the governor of Kentucky for his contributions to the community. He assisted the Seven Oaks Program for the Aged on its board of directors, taught at the Burchwood Campus of the Department of Youth Services and was a grandparent for Porject Love at Leaphart School. He was an adult Sunday school teacher, treasurer of the men’s club and a member of the administrative board of Union United Methodist Church and had been awarded a special mission recognition by the United Methodist Women. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shirley Heckel Riffe; daughters, Mrs. Leah Conetta of Orange Park, FL and Mrs. Sharon Murphy of London; brothers, George and Ernest Riffe, both of Columbus, OH and half sisters, Mrs. Mame Damron of Grayson and Mrs. Betty McKee of Ironton, OH. Services were conducted Dec 13 at Union United Methodist church. Memorial may be made to the Union United Methodist Church building fund or to Hospice. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

ROBERTSON, Mona (Thompson)
1912-1989
Mona Thompson Robertson, 76, route, 1, Fort Gay, died Jan 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Robertson was born Apr 21, 1912 in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Freelin L. and Julia Akers Thompson. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church. Her husband, Edgar Ed Robertson, died in 1970. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. J. B. (Darlene) Sluss, Mrs. Bob (Judy) Adkins, both of route 1, Fort Gay, 4 sons, Dallas Robertson, Paul Robertson and Lanny Dale Robertson all of Fort Gay and Edgar Robertson, Jr. of Mansfield, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Maysie Webb of Mansfield, Mrs. Jewell Thompson of Fort Gay, Mrs. Betty T. Kitts of Massilon, OH and Mrs. Evlina Drnka of Newberry, OH; one step sister, Mrs. Georgia Jarrell of Fort Gay; one brother, Clifford Thompson of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted Jan 8 a the Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay, by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery route 1, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

SAMMONS, Carl Robert
1934-1989
Funeral services for Carl Robert Sammons, 54, Graceville, FL (formerly of route 2, Louisa), will be conducted today, Jan 25, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Darrell McDaniels. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Sammons died Saturday, Jan 21 in Florida. He was born Nov 27, 1934 in Louisa, son of Lawrence Sammons of route 2, Louisa and the late Rae Vaughan Sammons. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include one son, Robert Sammons, Scaggsville, MD, 3 daughters: Miss Jill Sammons, Anita Sammons, Amy Sammons all of Scaggsville; 2 brothers: Charles Sammons, Gresham, OR, Winfred Sammons, Wheaton, MD; 2 sisters: Mary Collins, Caryville, FL and Jane Ridenour, Dayton, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1989

 

SCARBERRY, Jay
1899-1989
Jay Scarberry, 89, of Charley, KY, died Tuesday, Jan 3 at Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. He was born May 27, 1899 at Georges Creek, a son of the late William and Telitha Edwards Scarberry. He was a retired merchant. His wife, Opal Hinkle Scarberry died in 1980. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred V. Hayes, route 1, Louisa, Mrs.. Lloyd L. Moore of Galloway, OH, 4 sons, James E. Scarberry, Robert J. Scarberry, both of Louisa, Donald Ray Scarberry of Pataskala, OH and Fred Leon Scarberry of Orient, OH; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Jan 6 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Oakley Lyons. Burial was in the family cemetery at Charley. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heston & Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1989

WARD, Ernie
1902-1989
Funeral services for Ernie Ward, 86, of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Jan 14 at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home in Columbus, by Omar Stewart, minister. Burial was in the Sunset Cemetery at Columbus. Mr. Ward died Wednesday, Jan 11 in the Arbors Nursing Home at Delaware, OH. He was born Jul 29, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Martin and Seeley Banks Ward. He was a retired employee of the American Standard Corp with 25 years service and a member of the Whitethorne Church of Christ in Christian Union at Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary May Ward; 2 daughters, Gladys VanVelzor and Carolyn Eastgate, both of Columbus, 2 sons, Ernie L. Ward and Stanley Ward, both of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

WELLS, Ora (Caskey)
1901-1988
Mrs. Ora Caskey Wells, 87, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 28 in her home following a long illness. She was born Apr 6, 1901 in West Liberty, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Caskey. Her husband, Moscoe Wells, died in 1957. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Wright of Louisa; a son, Charles Wells of Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Carter of California, Mrs. Nova Doolin, Mrs. Goldie Jordan and Mrs. Olive Jordan, all of Ashland, a brother, Lester Caskey of Ashland; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec 31 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in the Wells family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1989

WINGFIELD, Hannah (Heston)
1896-1989
Louisan Hannah Heston Wingfield, 92, Rice Street, died Tuesday, Jan 17 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center of a long illness. She was born Oct 13, 1896, at Louisa, daughter of the late Thomas V. and Hattie Malone Heston. Her husband, C. F. Wingfield died in 1968. she was a telephone operator, member of the First United Methodist Church and Louise Chapter O.E. S. #292, Louisa. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Jan 19 at 1 p.m. at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Harry Fegan, Rev. Roy Fluty, Rev. Ned Mobley and Rev. Jessie Raines. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1989

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ADAMS, James E.
1916-1989
James E. Adams, 72, Tucson, AZ, died Feb 1 in Tucson after a long illness. He was born Apr 10, 1916, son of George W. and Carrie Ramey Adams. His wife preceded him in death. He worked for the National Biscuit Company in Huntington, WV for several years after serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include one daughter, Katy Ann Lopez, Tucson; one son, George William Adams, Tucson; 4 sisters, Nora Reynolds, Milton, WV, Loucille Chadwick and Maggie McReynodls both of Dade City, FL and Virginia Short of Grove City, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

BALL, Clyde Raymond
1921-1989
Clyde Raymond Ball, 67, route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival Monday, Jan 30 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ball was born Mar 26, 1921 in Columbus, OH, a son of Pearlie Roberts Ball of West Liberty and the late Oscar Ball. He was a disabled World War II Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He received decorations services medal citations, Asiatic Pacific Theatre medal, with 2 bronze stars and one good conduct medal. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Lorena Salyer Ball; a daughter: Mrs. Luana Jane Hall, Utica, OH; 2 step daughters: Mrs. Zelda Sergent, Raceland, KY, Mrs. Mary Mosley, Blaine; 3 stepsons: Larry White, Ashland, Wayne White and Gary White, both of Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Mildred McClure, West Liberty, KY, Peggy Ball, Columbus, OH; 3 brothers: Oscar Junior Ball, Columbus, John Ball, Ashland, Lindsey Eugene Ball, Westerville, OH, a grandchild, 1 great grandchild, 9 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb 1 a the First Baptist Church of Louisa by the Rev. Leon Greer. Military graveside rites were performed by DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW 6103 and PV of Eastern Kentucky. Burial was in the Ball family cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

BERRY, Curt
1915-1989
Curt Berry, 73, of route 3, Louisa, passed away Sunday, Jan 29, at home. Mr. Berry was born Apr 6, 1915 at route 3, Louisa, son of the late Jim and Laura Adams Berry. He was a mail carrier for 22 years. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship of route 2. Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Margie Caudill of Louisa; 4 brothers, Worth Berry of Worth and Custer, Jack and Russell Berry all of route 3, Louisa and 11 nieces ad 9 nephews. The funeral will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Buck Hogston. Burial will be in the Berry family cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1989

BLAIR, Raleigh
1918-1989
Raleigh Blair, 70, route 1, Webbville, died Monday, Feb 6 at his home. He was born Sep 26, 1918, in Johnson County, KY, son of the late Edgar Blair and Sarah Blair. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was retired from General Electric Co. Surviving include his wife, Connie Hatfield Blair; one son, Raleigh Blair of Louisa, one brother, Arlie Blair of Louisville; 5 sisters, Tryphena Brown, Underwood, IN, Glada Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Daniel of New Albany, IN, Vertrice Graham, Camden, OH, Ada Reed, Monroe, OH, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at the Smokey Valley Enterprise Church by the Rev. Raleigh A. Blair. Burial will be in the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the International Gideon Association. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

BOND, Harold
1915-1989
Rev. Harold Bond, 73, of route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa Wednesday Feb 15. He was born Jun 7, 1915 at Martha, a son of the late William and Vilinda Keaton Bond. He was a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Louisa Carpet Mill. His first wife Opal Damron Bond died in 1973. Surviving are his second wife, Tressie McBrayer Bond; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Kitts, Louisa; Mrs. Thelma Fugett, Grayson, KY; 2 sons: Charles Bond, route 1, Louisa; and William Bond, Columbus, OH; a sister: Vergie Hanks, Mt. Sterling, KY; a half brother: Ora Smith, Hilliard, OH; 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; a daughter and son predeceased him: Linda Moore and Harold Edgel Bond. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

BRADLEY, Larry Wade
1947-1989
Lawrence County’s Property Valuation Administrator Larry Wade Bradley, was killed Monday in an early morning accident on KY 32. According to chief deputy J. D. West of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley’s vehicle ran off the road and into a ditch striking a rock facing. The impact of the collision caused the car to travel backwards approximately 60 feet before again striking the hill. According to Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon, Bradley, who was not wearing a seat belt, died of multiple injuries to the head and neck area. The exact cause of the accident could not be determined. Bradley, 41, of route 1, Louisa, was born in Lawrence County, on Nov 1, 1947. Bradley was the property valuation administrator of Lawrence County for 7 years, a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church and a board member of PVA. Bradley was the son of Morton “Bump” and Virginia Chaffin Bradley of route 3, Louisa. He is survived by his parents and his wife, Sarah Bradley. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel Church. Burial will be at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Paul Ray Diamond officiating. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1989

Lawrence countian, Larry Wade Bradley, 41, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday Jan 30 from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident. He was born Nov 1, 1947 in Lawrence County, son of Morton “Bunny” and Virginia Chaffin Bradley, route 3, Louisa. He was the property valuation administrator of Lawrence County for 7 years, a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church and a board member of PV. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sarah Prince Bradley. The funeral will be conducted today, Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1989

BURTON, Gladys Marie (Gambill)
1898-1989
Mrs. Gladys Marie Burton, 90, of Blaine, died Monday, Feb 13, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg following a long illness. Mrs. Burton was born Nov 17, 1898, at Relief, a daughter of the late Dr. J. J. and Estella Sherman Gambill. Her husband, Harry G. Burton died in 1968. She was a 74 year member of the Blaine Christian Church and a member of the Blaine Lodge 202 Order of Eastern Star for 72 years. Surviving are a son, John Burton, Sr., of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted today, Wednesday at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Richard Maynard of Pikeville, minister. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. An Eastern Star service was conducted. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

CANTRELL, John Mace
1908-1989
John Mace Cantrell, 80, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Feb 7 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center at Louisa. Mr. Cantrell was born Apr 19, 1908 in Morgan County, a son of the late James E. and Rissie Smith Cantrell. He was a coal miner and merchant and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertie Helton Cantrell; 4 sons, Gary Cantrell of Denver, Vaughnie Cantrell of Hager Hill, Henry Cantrell of Orlando, FL, and Newell Cantrell of Carlisle, Mass., a sister, Louise Blair of Ashland, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb 9 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Harold Conley and Clarence Lemaster, ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

CHADWICK, Theodore E.
1901-1989
Funeral services for Theodore E. Chadwick, 88, Hardy, KY, were conducted Thursday, Feb 9 at the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel by Revs. Charles R. Elswick, Hawthrone Burgraff and Franklin Mounts. Burial was in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with Mason serving as pallbearers. Masonic graveside services were conducted. Donation can be made to the Stone United Methodist Church or the Masonic Home. He died Monday, Feb 6 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Pikeville, KY following an extended illness. He was born Jan 21, 1901 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Thomas H. and Cora Hutchinson Chadwick. He was preceded in death by one son, Theodore Chadwick, Jr.; one brother, and one sister. He was a Civil and Mining Engineer for Ford Motor Company at Stone, KY for 34 years and a Civil and Mining Engineer with Howard and Chadwick Engineering Company at Pikeville, KY for 16 years. He was active in his work until he retired at 80 years of age. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers; Past President of Kentucky-West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers; Member of Stone Masonic Lodge 890 F & AM; member of El Hasa Shrine Temple; 32nd Degree Mason; member of Stone Chapter 533 Order of Eastern Star and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Anne Bowe Chadwick; 3 daughters, Mary Lou Cron of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Frank W. (Cora) Allars of Forest Hills, KY and Mrs. Robert (Dora) Gilliam of Forest Hills; 2 sons, Charles C. Chadwick of Austin, TX and James F. Chadwick of Shreveport, LA; one brother Raleigh Chadwick of Ashland, KY; 3 sisters, Herma Morman of Ashland, KY, Cassie Osborne and Salley Osborne both of Zionsville, IN; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 15, 1989

DAWSON, Emma (Raines)
1893-1989
Funeral services for Emma Raines Dawson, 95, Fort Gay, was conducted Tuesday, Feb 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Raines died Saturday, Feb 18 at Humana Hospital Louisa. She was born Jun 11, 1893 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William and Anna Barnell Raines. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church for over 60 years. Her husband, Wayne Dawson died in 1969. Surviving are 2 daughters Anna Fowler of Fort Gay and Mrs. Kyle Bartram of Columbus, OH; 2 grandsons, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

DIAMOND, Ethel (Pickrell)
1902-1989
Louisa native, Mrs. Ethel Virginia Diamond, 86, of 2320 Griffith St., Ashland, died Sunday, Feb 12 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Diamond was born Nov 2, 1902, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Milton and Sophia Muncy Pickrell. Her husband, the Rev. E. Paul Diamond, died in 1973. She was a member of the Moore Street Tabernacle and the Gospel Tabernacle. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Pauline) Applegate of Yorktown, IN and Mrs. Dorothy Slone of Ashland, a sister, Leta A. Pickrell of Huntington, WV; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland, by the Rev. Acy Gibson and the Rev. Paul Greene. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

DILLON, Brenda Sue (Coleman)
1947-1989
Mrs. Brenda Sue Dillon, 41, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jan 25 at her home. Mrs. Dillon was born Apr 23, 1947 in Thacker, WV, a daughter of Jake Coleman of Red Jacket, WV and the late Vesta Hager Coleman. She was a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Robert Dillon; 3 daughters, Rosetta J. Dollison of Columbus, OH,  Judy L. Berry and Hilda A. Berry, both of Fort Gay; 3 sons, William L. Berry of Bedford, VA and Marvin A. Berry and Robert M. Dillon, Jr., both of Fort Gay; 5 stepdaughters, Betty Arthur of Bedford, Wanda McKinny of Marianna, WV, Edith Peague of Tulsa, OK, Jenny Stepp of Miamisburg, OH, and Brenda Holiday of Ronceverte, WV; 3 stepsons, Roy Dillon of Mahor, WV, Bruce Dillon of Hell Creek, WV and Chester Dillon of Nolan, WV; 7 sisters,  Cheryl Burton of Michigan, Delphine Slone of Thacker, WV, Joann Burton of North Carolina, Doris Noe of Pigeon Creek, WV, Darlene Curry and Vernetta Cline, both of Columbus, and Loretta Savage of Kenova, WV; 3 brothers, Charlie Coleman of Newtown, WV and Johnel Coleman and Bo Coleman both of Columbus; 3 grandchildren, 19 step grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. the funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 28 a the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Maynard and the Rev. Earl White. Burial was in the Mahor Memorial Gardens. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1989

FLETCHER, Stella (Mollette)
Funeral services for Stella Fletcher, 91, of Inez, were conducted Sunday, Feb 5 a the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez by the Rev. Don Fraley and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Fletcher family cemetery. Mrs. Fletcher died Thursday Feb 2 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. She was born in Martin County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Emma Mollette. Her husband, Tom Fletcher died in 1946. She was a retired teacher in Martin County school system. Surviving are a daughter, Verna Young of Lowmansville, 3 sisters, Joyce Preston and Amanda Holbrook both of Paintsville and Lizzie Colvin of Thealka; 5 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 8,1989

HAMILTON, Thomas A.
1912-1989
Thomas A. Hamilton, 76, of route 2, Fort Gay, WV, was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital Louisa Feb 21. He was born Jun 25, 1912 at Fort Gay, son of the late John and Belle Hamilton. He was retired from N & W Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Pauline Maynard Hamilton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Regina Ball, Rittman, OH, and Lorana Gainok, of Bellivue; 2 sons, John Thomas Hamilton of Ashland, OH and Sydney H. Hamilton of Fort Gay; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday, Feb 23 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac  and Rev. Jay Rice. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

HYLTON, William Sherman
1897-1989
Former Lawrence Countian, William Sherman Hylton, 91, Pittsburgh, PA, died Jan 25, in Pittsburgh. He was born Mar 28, 1897 son of the late Benjamin and Sarah Jane Ferguson Hylton of Lawrence County. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roxie Graham of Willard and second wife, Elizabeth of Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Hylton; 4 sons, James Calvin Hylton, and Forest Hylton, both of Pittsburgh, Ray Hylton of Georgia and Robert L. Hylton, Ellicott City, MD; one daughter, Grace Swanger of Naples, FL; 2 sisters, Mary Ward and Elva Sparks of Louisa; 2 half sisters, Zelda Burchett of Oak Hill, OH and Violet Burchett of Louisa; a half brother, William (Bill) Hylton, Louisa; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Jan 28 at the South Hills Church of the Nazarene, Bethel Park, PA; by Clergyman Dr. K. Culbertson and Dr. J. L. Smith, Sr. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, PA. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

MCCLOUD, Jake Ervin
1917-1989
Jake Ervin McCloud, 71, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Feb 18 at home. He was  born Mar 27, 1917 at Radnor, WV, a son of the late Pearley and Haney Napier McCloud. He was a retired employee of the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Fredia Loar McCloud;; one daughter, Mrs. Debra Redinger of Johnstown, CO; 3 sons, Pearley John McCloud of Fort Gay, Delbert McCloud Rush, KY and Lee Henry McCloud of route 1, Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Susie Aliff and Ruby Dooley both of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Dan A. McCloud of Fort Gay and Clyde F. McCloud of Kenova, WV and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial was in Fish Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

MICHAEL, Blanche (Frazier)
1902-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Michael, 87, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Tuesday, Feb 14 at the Heston &Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Lee Robinette, the Rev. Frank McKinster, and the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in the Ferguson family cemetery at Fort Gay. Mrs. Michael died Saturday, Feb 11, at her home following a long illness. She was born Jan 14, 1902, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late James Q. and Virginia Ferguson Frazier. Her husband, William Michael, died in 1976. She was a member of the Spruce Lick Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Michael of Louisa and Ralph C. Michael of Winston-Salem, NC, a sister, Fanny L. Frazier of Forty Gay; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

MOORE, James Homer
1927-1989
Louisa resident James Homer Moore, 62, died Saturday Feb 4 at his home following a long illness. Mr. Moore was born Jan 21, 1927 in Ledocio, a son of Eva Blackburn Moore of Louisa and the late James Moore. He was an instructor in carpentry and a World War II veteran. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Sadie Ellen Dixon Moore; 3 sons, Joe F. Moore of Louisa, James G. Moore of Adams, Paul E. Moore, Louisville, KY; 2 sisters: Mrs. Bernette Cordle and Mrs. Barbara Thompson, both of Columbus, OH; 4 brothers: Lawrence Moore, Ray Moore and Herman Moore all of route 3, Louisa; Randall Moore, Columbus; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 6 at the Mattie Methodist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Lee Robinette. Military graveside rites were conducted by DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW 6103 and PV of Eastern Kentucky. Burial was in the  Moore family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

NELSON, Charles Hubert
1948-1989
Louisan, Charles Hubert Nelson, 40, of the Highbottom Section, died Friday, Feb 10 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital at Huntington, WV, after an extended illness. Mr. Nelson was born Dec 23, 1948, in Louisa, a son of Sid and Wilma Pack Ryland of Louisa. He was a retired storeroom clerk with he Kentucky Power Company and a Vietnam War veteran. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Patty Workman Nelson, a son, Jeffrey Nelson of Louisa; a sister, Dianna Sammons of Louisa and a brother, Doug Ryland of Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday Feb 12 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jimmy Lee Workman. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

PRESTON, Curt
1902-1989
Curt Preston, 86, of 201 Pike St., Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 5 at his home. Mr. Preston was born May 11, 1902 in Georges Creek, a son of the late George and Mary Preston. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway Co and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gussie Childers Preston; 6 sons, George F. Preston, Bobby Joe Preston and Teddy Preston, all of Louisa; Paul C. Preston of Flatwoods and Jimmy L. Preston and Gary Preston, both of Columbus, OH; a brother, Dewey Preston of Louisa; a sister, Julie Howell of Flatwoods; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Cletus Davis and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

SAMMONS, W. L.
1907-1989
W. L. Sammons, 81, of route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 31 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a short illness. Mr. Sammons was born May 26, 1907 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Mary Francis Coburn Sammons. His first wife, Rae Vaughn Sammons, died in 1971. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway Co. and a member of the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he served as a deacon for over 30 years. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Millie Lue Thompson Sammons, 2 sons, Charles Sammons, Gresham, OR, Winfred Sammons, Wheaton, MD;  2 daughters: Mary Collins, Carysville, FL and Jane Ridenour, Dayton, OH, a brother: Clarence Sammons, route 2, Louisa and 2 sisters: Nancy Hacker, rout 2, Louisa and Lucy Moore, Irvine, TX; 8 step children, 21 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 3 at the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Price and the Rev. Harry Collins. Burial was in the Franklin Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

SAVAGE, James Virgil
1928-1989
Lawrence County native, James Savage, 60, 601 N. State Street, died of a sudden illness, Friday, Feb 10 at St. Anthony Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. He was born Mar 31, 1928 in Louisa, KY, a son of the late George and Sophia Pennington Savage. A Marion resident most of his adult life, Mr. Savage retired in 1988 as processor with Central Soya Company after 31 years of service. He was a U. S. Army veteran and attended White Oaks Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving include his wife, Pearl Virginia Hicks, one son, David Savage, Oceola; 2 daughters, Janice Johnson, Marion and Paula James, Monroeville; a sister, Ruth Edwards, Louisa; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb 15, at Boyd Funeral Home by Revs. Junior Thompson and Grover Caudill. Burial was in the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

SMITH, D. L.
1929-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, D. L. Smith, 59, of Galena, OH, were conducted Friday, Feb 3 a the DeVore Funeral Home, Golden Rule Chapel, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, OH by the Rev. Delmar Sparks. VFW conducted military graveside services. Burial was in the Northlawn Memory Gardens, 7060 Ohio 3, Westerville, OH. Mr. Smith died Tuesday, Jan 31 at his home following a sudden illness. He was born Mar 18, 1929 in Webbville, a son of Don and Carrie Music Smith of Webbville. He was an elevator technician with Otis Elevator Co. an Army veteran, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8736, in Sunbury, and a member of the AMVETS Post 59 in Centerburg, OH. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Woodie Smith; 2 daughters, Mrs. David (Kathie) Price of Powell, OH and Donna Downey of Galena; 4 brothers, Ralph Smith and Malcom Smith both of Webbville, Jim Smith of Columbus, and Albert Smith of Utica, OH; a sister, Gertrude Gee of Ypsilanti, MI and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1989

SPILLMAN, Lindsey
1909-1989
Funeral services for Lindsey Spillman, 79, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted today, Feb 1 at 1 p.m. at the Heston &Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Amon Diamond and Rev. Paul Diamond. Burial will be in the Spillman family cemetery. Mr. Spillman died Sunday, Jan 29 at his home of a sudden illness. He was born Oct 19, 1909 in Lawrence County, son of the late John Spillman and Nancy Jane Berry Spillman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Burton Spillman. He was a farmer, member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a WW II veteran. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Military services will be conducted at the cemetery by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1989

STONE, Betty Ann (Henson)
1937-1989
Mrs. Betty Ann Stone, 51, of 701 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died Friday, Feb 17 at home. She was born Sep 14, 1937, daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie McKenzie Henson. Surviving are her husband, Charles Stone, of Louisa, one daughter, Susie Stepp of Martin County, 3 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Cantrall of Louisa, Nancy Henson of Columbus and Dorothy Justice of Columbus; 4 brothers, Larry Henson of Louisa, Thomas Henson, Gary Henson both of Columbus, and Jeff Henson of Virginia and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday Feb 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Delmar Vannatter. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1989

THOMPSON, Michael Jay
1953-1989
Michael Jay Thompson, 35, London, OH, died Friday, Jan 27 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born Feb 11, 1953 in Xenia, OH, son of Earl Jay Thompson and June Prince Thompson Lovell. He was a graduate of Ohio State University with a B. S. degree in Chemistry and for years was an employee of Orsynex and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Lafayette United Methodist Church in Lafayette, OH, and a Sunday school teacher. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Marianne Thompson, one daughter, Amy Elizabeth, one brother, George; one sister, Lisa Erlene; 2 nephews, Chad and Aaron Thompson; 3 aunts Clarice Ray, Verla Mae Adams and Wilma Yeager; 2 uncles, Paul and David Prince and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Prince. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 30 at the Lafayette United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ralph Cotton and Rev. Charles E. Wright with burial in Deer Creek Township Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the American Legion. Big Sandy news, Feb 22, 1989

WHEELER, Thomas J.
1897-1989
Lawrence County native Thomas J. Wheeler, 91, Jackson, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Feb 12 in the Oak Hill Medical Center, Oak Hill, OH. Mr. Wheeler lived in Ohio for the past 10 years due to his illness. He was born Sep 11, 1897, at Blaine, son of the late Malachi Wheeler and Rhoda Jane Ball Wheeler. He was a farmer, member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church for 50 years and Jake Rice Lodge 606. Survivors include one daughter, Norma Jewell Curtis, Jackson, OH; one son, Nathan Wheeler of Westerville, OH; one brother, Jake Wheeler, Louisa, one sister, Fannie Young, Wheelersburg, OH; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb 16 at 11 a.m. at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Clergymen Burnso Wheeler and Charles Arrington. Burial will be in the Wheeler family cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

WILEY, Helen M. (Beaman)
1907-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Wiley, 82, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Sunday, Feb 12 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by Ned Mobley, minister. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wiley was died Friday, Feb 10 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Feb 9,1907 in Washington, a daughter of the late Willard and Sarah Alma Beaman. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Louisa Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, George S. Wiley; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Helen Justice of Catlettsburg; a son, Kenneth George Wiley of Berkeley, CA; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Craig of Farnam, NB, a brother, Glen Willard Beaman of Elgin, IL; 4 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

WILLIAMSON, Merinda (Walters)
1902-1989
Lawrence County native, Merinda Williamson, 86, of Wittensville, died Friday, Feb 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Williamson was born Sep 12, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jim P. and Sarah F. Daniels Walters. Her husband, Samuel Williamson, died in 1981. She was a member of the River United Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Rudolph of Alexandria, Roger of Paris and Wallace of Williamsport; 3 daughters, Ruby Meadows of Wittensville, Elizabeth Scarberry of Creston, OH and Kay Rucker of New Lebanon, OH; one brother, Jess Walters of Ashland; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Price and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1989

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BURCHETT, Orville
1902-1989
Orville Burchett, 86, of Star Route, Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 23 at his home. Mr. Burchett was born Dec 26, 1902 in Louisa, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Burchett. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bradley Gap Church, Star Route, Louisa. His wife, Sadie Adkins Burchett, died in 1979. Surviving are 4 daughters, Shirley Debord, Nellie Levering and Nannie Stewart, all of Star Route, and Wanda Hicks, Broadway, OH; 6 sons: William Albert Burchett, Walter Burchett, Clyde Burchett all of Fallsburg, KY, Paul Ray Burchett, Hill, MO, Emmitt Burchett, Obetz, OH, Ronnie Burchett, star route; a sister: Mrs. Mary Griffith, Louisa, a brother: Lewis Burchett, Unionville Center, OH; 29 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar 26 at the Bradley Gap Church by the Rev. Jerry Hughes and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in the Burchett family cemetery at Star Route. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1989

CANTRELL, Pilot
1906-1989
Pilot Cantrell, 82, of Blaine, died Mar 6 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Dec 17,1 906 in Johnson Co., KY, son of the late Ison and Margaret Skaggs Cantrell. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Mabel Clester, Mrs. Mavis Fyffe and Mrs. Angie Boggs all of Blaine; 4 sons: Elwood Cantrell, Elmo Cantrell, Billy Cantrell and Bobby Cantrell all of Blaine; 28 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

CHAPMAN, Rebecca (Hammond-Farris)
1890-1989
Rebecca Farris Chapman of Hatfield, KY, died Sunday Mar 19 in Skill Nursing Home in South Williamson, KY. She was born Aug 17, 1890 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late W. D. and Angeline Pack Hammond. Survivors include one son, John Farris of Kansas City, MO; 2 daughters, Gussie Frazier of Louisa and Lilly Farris of Hatfield, KY; 19 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchildren. Hatfield Funeral Home in South Williamson was in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Gallie Isaac officiated. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

COOKE, Dr. H. M.
Dr. H. M. Cooke, 79, of route 5, Boone, NC, formerly of Coalton, died Tuesday, Mar 7 in the Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Dr. Cooke was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and served his internship at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was a former public health director for the Washington-Smith-Bristol District of Virginia and practiced in Charlotte, Davidson and Boone, NC and was a Korean War Army veteran, serving as a medical Director for the examining station at Fort Jackson, SC. He was a former member of the American Medical Association, the Tri-State Medical Association, the North Carolina Medical Association and the Southwest Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Cooke was born Sep 18, 1909, in Coalton, a son of the late William Marcus and Dora Bays Cooke. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Croom Cooke, a son, Dr. William Marcus Cooke of Knoxville, TN;  5 brothers, Claude Cooke and Ralph Cooke, both of Grayson, Garfield Cooke of Charlotte, Leslie Cooke of Calverton, MD and Bill Cooke of Alexandria, VA; 6 sisters, Grace Lawson, Mabel Jaynes, and Vivian Steele, all of Grayson, Deloris Hammond of Louisa, Charlotte Kelly of Hitchins and Louise Knipp of Holtsville, CA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Boone United Methodist Church by Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Ray Derrick. Burial was in the Mt. Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens at Boone. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1989

COX, Bernie
1919-1989
Bernie C. Cox, 70, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Louisa and Freeburn, died Mar 18 in a Detroit hospital. Mr. Cox was  born Mar 14, 1919 in Matewan, WV, a son of the late Henry B. and Minerva See Cox. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are 3 sisters, Frances Hayes of Detroit, Betsy Johns and Mary Rose Hawthorn, both of Huntington, WV, and 2 brothers, Jack Cox and Ralph Cox both of Freeburn. Funeral services were conducted Mar 21 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the See family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

DAVIS, Lora (Adams)
1910-1989
Lora Davis, 78, Route 3, Louisa, died March 28, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born November 29, 1910 in Harlan, KY, the daughter of the late John and Nan Kelly Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Davis, who died in 1984. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one son, William Davis, Jr., Route 3, and two grandchildren, Gary Davis, Paintsville and Mrs. Debbie Massie, Lexington. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1989

DICKERSON, Florence (Smith)
Florence Smith Dickerson, age 96, of Amelia Court House, VA, passed away Feb 6. Burial was in the Amelia Presbyterian Cemetery. She was the widow of Charles W. Dickerson and daughter of the late Martha Stewart Smith. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. A. B. Rowlette and Mrs. Harry Augustine, several grandchildren and numerous cousins. Mrs. Dickerson was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1989

DILLON, Mont
1917-1989
Mont Dillon, 72, of route 5, Louisa, died Mar 6 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Dillon was born Jan 24, 1917 at Clifford, KY, son of the late Wayne and Minnie Blubond Dillon. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, a member of Bethlehem United Baptist Associate Crossroads Church and retired from the C & O Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Laura Kirk Dillon, route 5, Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Clarice F. Warner, Pataskala, OH; 4 sons, Powers Dillon, route 5, Louisa, Ronnie Lee Dillon, Pataskala, OH, Wayne Dillon, Columbus, OH, and Ivan Eugene Dillon, Dayton, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Polly Fluty, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Ivory Varney, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Artz of Connecticut, Mrs. Flornie Wilks, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Gracie Stewart of Eugene, OR; 2 brothers, Floyd Dillon, Fort Gay and Bill Dillon, Louisa; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral will be today (Mar 8) at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Paul Nelson. Burial will be in Fluty Lick Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

DOBBINS, Edith (Alley)
1903-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Alley Dobbins, 85, of 319 South Jefferson St., Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday (today) at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Glen Derifield. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dobbins died March 26 at Mayfair Villa Care Center in Columbus, OH. She was born October 3, 1903 in Pike County, KY, daughter of the late Peter V. and Martha Pauley Alley. She was a Charter member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, a retired school teacher, teaching 46 years in the Lawrence County school system; a member of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association, Lawrence County Homemakers, Louisa Freewill Baptist Church Women’s Auxiliary, and Lawrence County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harper E. Dobbins who died in 1961. Survivors include one daughter, Ruth Collins and son in law Phillip Collins,  Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Brown, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Flora Raburn, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Rena Stewart, Beattyville, KY; one grandson, Lennie Collins, Columbus. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 29, 1989

HAYES, Helen (Pack)
1929-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Marie Pack Hayes, 59, route 1, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Tuesday, Feb 28 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Ruye Cavins. Burial was in the Pack family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Hayes died Saturday, Feb 25 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a sudden illness. She was born Mar 17, 1929, in Fort Gay, a daughter of Lucian and Odna Moore Pack of Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, William Hayes; 2 daughters, Brenda Little and Joan Cook, both of Fort Gay; 5 sons, James Gilliam, William L. Hayes, and Johnny L. Hayes, all of Fort Gay; Robert Hayes of Louisa and Sgt. Donald L. Hayes of Fort Lee, VA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lorene Crawford of Fort Gay and Mrs. Betty Lykins of Huntington; 2 brothers, Stanley Pack of Harpster, OH and Palmer Pack of Yorktown, VA; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

HAYTON, June (Roberts)
1917-1989
Lawrence County native, Mrs. Eunice June Roberts, 71, Catlettsburg, KY, died Friday, Feb 24 in the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Mrs. Hayton was born Sep 6, 1917 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William Sherman and Carrie Kinner Roberts. Her husband, Leonard Hayton, die din 1971. She was a retired cook and a member of the Cyrus Chapel United Methodist Church in Catlettsburg, the Gateway Garden Club and the Rush Lodge 546 Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are 2 sons, Allen Douglas Bishop of Pomeroy, OH, and Grover Hayton of Orchard, TX; 2 daughters, Mrs. Linda Jenkins of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Lovetta Sue Ferro of Ellenburg Depot,  NY; a brother, Charles Roberts of Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Irene Nunley of Flatwoods; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb 27 at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Larry Vickers. Burial was in the Newman family cemetery at Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

JENNINGS, Ethel (Cooksey-Littleton)
1894-1989
Lawrence County native Mrs. Ethel Watson Jennings, 94, of Grayson, died Monday, Feb 20 in the Carter County Healthcare Center following a long illness. Mrs. Jennings was born Dec 24, 1894 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James Watson and Cora Wilson Cooksey. Her husbands, Floyd R. Littleton and Lewis K. Jennings, preceded her in death. She was a retired practical nurse and was of the Nazarene faith. Surviving are a son, George J. Littleton of Como, Miss.; 2 daughters, Robiena Layne of Wilmington, NC and Lucille Mroczskowski of Pacific, WA; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Littleton of Lexington and Essie Shumate of Dayton, OH; 4 grandchildren. funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb 23 at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. H. A. Wilcox. Burial was in the East Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

KLEIN, Theresa
A memorial service was held Feb 25 at the Mother of Good Council Church in Hazard for Theresa Klein. Klein worked with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a program that places and supports volunteers in a variety of community service jobs. JVC emphasizes Christian community living, simplicity of lifestyle and services to others. Klein was killed in a car accident on Jan 20. The accident was the result of icy roads on Mountain Parkway. Her eulogy made note of the fact that Klein chose to open her mind and heart to the poor, and to live always conscious of the oppressed She embraced wholeheartedly the joy and sorrow of our world. Klein, 22, a graduate of Marquette University, was the daughter of Don and Rosemary Klein of Arlington Heights, IL. The mass and celebration for Theresa was attended by Sister Mary Jude Litzinger, Ruth Colvin and Patty Wallace of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

LESTER, James Neil
1989-1989
Infant James Neil Lester died Sunday, Mar 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Mar 5 at Louisa, so of Dr. James Dale and Rose Sammons Lester of Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Melanie Rose Lester, at home, maternal grandparents, Ruby and Dallas Sammons, Prestonsburg, KY, paternal grandparents, Marjorie and Elmo Lester of Blaine. The funeral will be conducted today, Mar 8  at 11 a.m. in the Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

LOCKWOOD, Marie (Frazier)
1921-1989
Louisa native Marie Frazier Lockwood, 68, of 2636 Jackson Avenue, Ashland, died Saturday at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Lockwood was born Jan 5, 1921 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Alec and Ollie Young Frazier. She was a beautician in the Ashland area for 45 years, a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Lockwood, a son, Jim Lockwood of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Phil (Lynda) Raybourn of Ashland and 2 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Mar 28 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1989

MAGGARD, Laura (McKinney)
1905-1989
Webbville native Mrs. Laura Maggard, 83, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 7, in the Sun City (Florida) Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Maggard was born Nov 25, 1905 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Carl and Permelia Young McKinney. Her husband, Eligah Maggard, died in 1986. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Azell Thompson, Louisa, and Joan Thompson of Aliquippa, PA; a sister, Lula Mullins of Ashland; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Mar 12 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Flem Arrowood and Ernest Jenkins, ministers. Burial was in the John Hayes Cemetery at Charley. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1989

MAY, Roberta
1916-1989
Funeral services for Miss Roberta May, 72, of 110 Vinson St., Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church by Ned Mobley, minister. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Miss May died Sunday, May 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. She was born Oct 21, 1916 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harry and Fredonia Wellman May. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Surviving are 2 brothers, Robert May and Fred May, both of Louisa, and a sister, Myrtie Compton of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1989

MAYNARD, Henry Millard
1922-1989
Louisa native, Henry Millard Maynard, 67, Cape Coral, FL, died Feb 24 in Florida. He was born Jan 20, 1922, in Louisa, son of the late Charles L. and Dolly Elizabeth Lemaster Maynard. He was retired from Eaton Mfg. Co. in Cleveland, OH, a member of the Apperson Lodge, Masonic 195 and a WWII veteran. Mr. Maynard was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Marcum Maynard who died in 1970. Survivors include one daughter, Pam Ennis, Leesburg, FL; one son, Patrick Maynard, Georgetown, CO; 5 brothers, Lester Maynard, Elmore, OH, Joe Maynard, Wayne Maynard, Paul Kenneth Maynard and Jimmy Maynard, all of route 5, Louisa; 2 sisters, Geneva Cadle of Lorain, OH, and Fannie Caperton, route 1, Louisa; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Mar 3 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, VFW conducted military graveside services. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

PARSLEY, Ethel Victoria (Justice)
1926-1989
Lawrence County native, Mrs. Ethel Victoria Parsley, 62, of the Point Section, Louisa, passed away Thursday, Mar 2 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Parsley was born Dec 5, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Joel and Goldie Stansbury Justice. She was a member of the Church of God of the Point Section. Surviving are her husband, L. D. Parsley; 4 daughters, Melissa Marie Parsley, at home, Karen Boyles, Vickie Ann Bellville and Sherry Petty, all of Florida; 3 brothers, Carl Justice, Chalmer Justice and Glen Justice of Portsmouth, VA; one sister, Mary Joe Kretzer of Portsmouth, VA; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Mar 6 at the Church of God of Portsmouth, VA, by the Rev. Parsons. Burial was in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

PORTER, Phyllis Ann (Hammond-Vinson)
1938-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Ann Hammond Porter, 50, of Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Tuesday, Mar 21 at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Porter died Saturday, Mar 18 in the Grant Hospital at Columbus, OH, following a long illness. She was born Nov 30, 1938, at Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Clifford and Maida Sammons Hammond. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, H. S. Porter, Jr., 2 sons: George J. Vinson, Jr., Louisa and Michael Neal Vinson, route 1, Fort Gay, 2 step daughters: Letisha Porter and Marinda Porter, route 1, Fort Gay, WV; a stepson: Henry Stewart Porter, III, route 1, Fort Gay; 3 sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Napier, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Jewell Workman, Columbus, Mrs. Bonnie Gageby, Virginia; 2 brothers: Delmar Hammond, Gallion, OH, Dan Hammond, Lexington, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

REID, Richard P. “Dick”
1907-1989
Funeral services for Richard P. “Dick” Reid, 81 of 317 Powhatan St., Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Mar 18 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles  W. Bertrand. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Mercer County. Mr. Reid died Tuesday, Mar 14 in St. Mary’s Hospital at Huntington following a long illness. Mr. Reid was born May 19, 1907, in Monterey, a son of the late John R. and Betty Pryor Reid. His wife, Alice Combs Reid, died in 1979. He was a retired manager of the former Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, with 25 years service and a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Thomas W. Reid of Tucson, AZ and John W. Reid of Louisa, a brother, John R. Reid of Frankfort; 2 sisters, Curry R. Hadley of Miami, FL and Lida R. Smith of Somerset and 3 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

SLONE, Carl Eugene
1934-1989
Carl Eugene Slone, 55, route 3, Grayson, died mar 19 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a long illness. Mr. Slone was born Feb 2, 1934, in Greenup, a son of Lucy Fyffe Slone of Flat Gap and the late Oscar Slone. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katheryn Barker Slone; 3 daughters, Sue Hopson and Mrs. Mae Duty, both of Blaine, and Patty Greene of Webbville; 7 sons, Danny Slone, Rocky Slone, and Kevin Slone, all of Grayson, Jim Slone of Webbville, Frank Slone and Joe Slone, both of Octway, GA, and Ronnie Slone of Boons Camp; 2 sisters: Mrs. Birty Cottle, Red Bush, KY, Mrs. Fern Preston, Grayson, KY; 4 brothers: Woodrow Slone, Selse Slone of Louisa, Henry Slone, Blaine and Martin Slone of Ohio;  8 grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted today, Mar 22, at the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. John Pelphrey and the Rev. Jim Cavens. Burial will be in the Holbrook Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

STONE, Lou (Gearhart)
1886-1989
Former Louisan Mrs. Lou Gearhart Stone, 103, of Greenup, died Saturday, Mar 18 at the home of a granddaughter, Carol McCoy of route 2, Greenup. Mrs. Stone was born Dec 17, 1886 at Hueysville, KY, a daughter of the late Reese and Helen Spencer Gearhart. Her husband, Richard Stone, died in 1954. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist church for 75 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary S. Stewart of Pikeville and Anna Rae Pickrell of Ashland; one son, Porter Cam Stone of Summerville, OH; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday Mar 20, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1989

THOMPSON, Arlie
1905-1989
Arlie Thompson, 83, Ashville, OH, died Sunday, Feb 26 at home. He was born Nov 20, 1905 in Louisa, KY, son of the late John J. and Maggie Gussler Thompson. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Ashville Church of Christ in Christian Union and a member of the Harrison Township Zoning Board. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Mona Lee Thompson, who died in 1972, a daughter, Martha Alice who died in 1963; 5 brothers, and one sister. Surviving are 2 sons, Donald (Ethel) Thompson of Circleville, OH and Robert (Susan) Thompson of Pickerington, OH, one brother, Richard Thompson of Flatwoods, KY, 4 sisters, Edith Bussey, Mary Lou McKinster, both of Louisa, Nora See of Flatwoods and Lucille Bayes of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today (Mar 1) at 10:30 a.m. at Ashville Church of Christ in Christian Union by the Rev. Kenneth Fuller. Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

THOMPSON, Mary Ellen
1931-1989
Funeral services for Mary Ellen Thompson, 56, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Friday, Mar 3 at Isaac Park Church, route 1, Louisa, by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Adams, KY. Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday, Feb 28, at Humana Hospital, Louisa. She was born Mar 22, 1932 at Adams, daughter of the late Charlie and Virgie Lemons Jordan. She was a member of the Isaac Park Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Thompson, 2 daughters: Mrs. Shirley Caudill, Fort Gay, Mrs. Mary "Libby" Thompson, route 2, Fort Gay; 2 sons: Charles "Chuck" Thompson, route 2, Fort Gay, Bill Thompson, route 2, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Jane Scarberry, Amanda, OH, 2 brothers: Earl Jordan, Blaine, Johnny Jordan, Fort Gay; 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

WARD, Lonnie Edgel
1917-1989
Cherokee, KY native Lonnie Edgel Ward, 71, of Yolyn, WV, was dead on arrival Sunday, Feb 19 at Logan General Hospital. Mr. Ward was born Oct 1, 1917 at Cherokee, a son of the late Lonnie J. and Ertle Mae Kitchen Ward. He was a member of Bethel Chapel, Yolyn, and a former coal miner for Boone County Coal Corp. He was the former owner of Ward’s General Merchandise Store, Rum Creek, and was the owner of Ward’s Roller Rink, Switzer. He was a former Logan County sheriff’s deputy under Sheriff Earl Tomblin and Sheriff Bill Abraham. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ollie Joy Prichard and Lottie Fay Brumfield. Survivors include his wife, Marie Lowe Ward, one daughter, Ann Ward Hunter of Yolyn; 3 sons, Lonnie Charles Ward of Milton, WV, Ronald L. Ward of Milton and Michael D. Ward of Huntington; 2 sisters, Celia B. Ward Little of Minnie, KY and Virginia Mae Ward Thompson of Louisa; 4 brothers, Loran V. Ward of Falls Church, VA, Martin V. Ward of Lexington, KY, Jack R. Ward of Webbville and Todd M. Ward of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb 22 at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan by the Rev. John E. Godby. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

WEBB, Nellie Katherine (Job)
1904-1989
Funeral services for Nellie Katherine Jobe Webb, 85, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Mar 26 at the Webb Chapel Church in Louisa by the Rev. Gordon Crisp and the Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery. She died Thursday, Mar 23 at the Humana Hospital in Louisa. Mrs. Webb was born Jan 7, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Elisha and Lou Lawson Jobe. Her husband, Herman D. Webb died in 1988. She was a member of the Webb Chapel Church. Surviving are a daughter, Louise Rice, Louisa; 4 sons: Willard Webb, H. D. Webb, Darrell Webb all of Louisa, Willie C. Webb, Cannonsburg, KY; a sister: Mrs. Maude Webb, Cannonsburg, KY; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1989

WHEELER, Clora Elsie (Craft)
1898-1989
Mrs. Clora Craft Wheeler, 90, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Feb 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Wheeler was born Dec 3, 1898, in Blaine, a daughter of the late William Martin and Ellen Fairchild Craft. Her husband, Chester Wheeler, died in 1978. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church of Blaine. Surviving are 3 daughters, Pearleen Wheeler, Wanda Lee Wheeler and Lorene Wheeler all of Blaine; 5 sons, Leonard Wheeler, Ashland, KY, Arthur Wheeler and Elva Wheeler both of Blaine, Virgil Paul Wheeler and Freeman J. Wheeler both of Columbus; foster son: Morton Wheeler, Ashland, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb 25 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church by the Revs. Burnso Wheeler, Charlie Arrington and Clarence Mathis. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1989

WILLIAMSON, Sally (Belcher)
1911-1989
Funeral services for Sally Belcher Williamson, 77, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Mar 5 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by William Teems, minister. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson died Friday, Mar 3 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Williamson was born Mar 21, 1911, in Richardson, a daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Belcher. Her husband, John Williamson, died in 1962. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Cecil Perry of Louisa; and a brother, Arnold Belcher of Warren, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1989

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BISHOP, Molly (Griffith)
1902-1989
Cordell, KY native, Mrs. Molly Bishop. 86, 218 Elm Street, London, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Monday, Apr 24, at Madison County Hospital, London, OH of an extended illness. Mrs. Bishop was born Jun 7, 1902, at Cordell, daughter of the late Harmon and Laura Carpenter Griffith. Her husband, Paris Bishop, died in 1962. She was a housewife. Mrs. Bishop is survived by 2 sons, Paul Bishop, Leesburg, OH, and James A. Bishop, Weschester, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Virginia) Lewis, Plain City, OH, and Mrs. Logan (Dorothy) Gillum, Mazie, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McMillian, Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Ethel Church, Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Apr 28, at 10 a.m. at Keaton Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery at Blaine. Young funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

BLACK, Elmer Lee
1920-1989
Prichard, WV native, Elmer Lee Black, 69, died Thursday, Apr 20 in the VA Medical Center, Huntington, of an extended illness. He was born Jan 9, 1920, at Prichard, son of the late Roy Black and Pearl Stewart Hazlett of Prichard. He was employed in the maintenance department at the Tri-State Airport and an Army veteran of WWII and a member of D.A.V. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ethel Meredith Black; 2 sons, Robert Keith Black, Prichard, and Gary Lee Black, Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Connie Lou Cyrus and Mrs. Lisa Kay Perry, both of Prichard; 7 sisters, Sharon Sturgill, Staffordsville, Shirley Wheeler, California, Buelah Carroll, Sarasota, FL, Martha Roberts, Naoma Hall, Gloria McKenzie and Maxine Richmond, all of Prichard, 2 brothers, Arnold Hazlett, Prichard and Maxie Hazlett, New York; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Apr 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Eugene Spencer. Burial was in Smith Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

BREWER, Robert
1912-1989
Funeral services for Robert Lee Brewer, 76, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Apr 3, at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brewer died Saturday, Apr 1 in Humana Hospital. He was born Sep 20, 1912, in Welch, WV, a son of the late Andrew and Molly Brewer. He was a retired railroader and miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Watts Brewer, 5 sons, Kenneth Brewer and Larry Brewer both of Louisa, and Gary Brewer, Charles Brewer and Rick Brewer, all of Lexington; 2 daughters, Brenda Akers of Louisa and Stella Meck of Lexington and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1989

COMPTON, Nola (Roberts)
1895-1989
Louisan Nola Roberts Compton, 93, died Friday, Mar 31 at her home. Mrs. Compton was born Apr 5, 1895, in Denton, a daughter of the late Willis Roberts and Sally Arden. Her husband, Jim Compton, died in 1974. She was a charter member of the Dennis Chapel Methodist church. Surviving are 8 daughters, Toby Roberts, Louisa, Eula Hughes, Fallsburg, KY, Opal Webb, Cannonsburg, KY, Olive Wilson, Mt. Sterling, OH, Bessie Hanna and Arnleah Ashley both of Columbus, OH, Loray Frasher, Elyria, OH, Ruby Moore, Indianapolis, IN; 6 sons: Henry Compton, Louisa, Edgar Compton, Marysville, OH, Tommy Compton, Grafton, OH, Lucian Compton, James Compton and Drew Compton, all of Columbus, 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie Carey, Louisa, Mrs. Doshia Kouns, Louisa, Mrs. Easter Woods, Mt. Sterling, OH; 50 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, 50 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Apr 3 at the Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 5, 1989

EVANS, Sadie (Romans)
1901-1989
Funeral services for Sadie Evans, 87, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Ernest Evans. Mrs. Evans died Monday Apr 3, at her home following an extended illness. She was born Jun 10, 1901, at Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Isom and Fannie Copley Romans. Her husband, John S. Evans died in 1968. She was a member of the Temple Belle United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Roy Evans, Crum, WV, and Etsel Evans, New Virginia, IA, 3 daughters, Mrs. Anna Dalton, route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Marie Short, Waverly, OH, and Mrs. Julia Gartin, Williamsport, OH, one sister, Mrs. Mary Stevens, Roanoke, VA; 2 brothers, Mont Romans, Crum, WV, and Lawrence Romans, Princeton, WV; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1989

FUSON, Daisylee (McClure)
1905-1989
Daisylee McClure Fuson, (Mrs. Ben W. Fuson), 83, of Box 5860, route 1, Louisa, died early last Friday morning, Apr 14,at the Humana Hospital, after a two week illness. Mrs. Fuson was born Apr 17, 1905 and was reared in the family home on McClure Branch, south of Louisa. She was the daughter of the late John J. McClure and Maud Chaffin McClure. She attended school in Lawrence County, and later taught in one-room schools in this area. She attended Berea Academy and Berea College. She was married on Jun 18, 1938 to Ben W. Fuson, who taught in colleges in Virginia, Missouri and finally in Kansas…from which in 1976 the Fusons  retired to Box 5860 route 1, Louisa to live. During their married life Daisylee taught in Iran and in Japan along with her husband and enjoyed extensive world travel. Some of these experiences were covered in her 1984 volume of poems, “My Life is Still the Poem’. Surviving are her husband, Ben W. Fuson, one daughter, Linda Fuson Stone, of San Mateo, CA; one son, David Fuson, Walnut Creek, CA; and 2 granddaughters, Andrea and Jennifer Fuson; one sister, Mrs. Frank Hamilton, Athens, OH; 2 brothers-in-law, Nelson Fuson, Nashville, TN and William Fuson, Richmond, IN and several nieces and nephews. As the Fusons long ago made arrangements to donate their remains to medical  research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, no funeral will be held. Friends who might otherwise have sent flowers are invited to donate in memory of Daisylee Fuson to the Louisa United Methodist Church or to the Louisa Humana Hospital Seniors Association, of which Daisylee was a charter member. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1989

HOUCK, Auga E. (Rule)
1905-1989
Auga E. Houck, 83, 301 Pike Street, Louisa, died Friday, Apr 21, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. Mrs. Houck was born Aug 20,1 905 at Cherokee, KY, a daughter of the late John and Ella Wells Rule. Her husband, Jess Houck died in 1971. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Victoria Justice, Columbus, Mrs. Marie Limings, Fort Gay, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Apr 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

LANEY, Walter Milton
1933-1989
Funeral services for Walter Milton Laney, 56, Richardson, KY were conducted Friday, Apr 21 at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church, by Clergyman Tommy Meade, Cecil Price, Darrell Ratliff and Bill Teems. Mr. Laney died Tuesday, Apr 18 of a sudden illness. He was born Jan 8, 1933, at Richardson, son of the late Mike and Verdie Laney. He was a laborer in the coal mines. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Fitch Laney, 5 daughters, Mrs. Junenell May, Mrs. Annie Dutton, Mrs. Jayne Marcum, Mrs. Louella Boyd and Mrs. Mickey Rose, all of Richardson; 2 sons, Melvin Preston, Lucasville, OH and Mike Laney, Richardson. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

MERCHANT, Wayne Vinson
1907-1989
Wayne Vinson Merchant, 82, of Beth Ann Drive, Flatwoods, died Tuesday, Apr 18, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Merchant was born Mar 30, 1907 in Louisa, a son of the late Joseph and Georgia Vinson Merchant. His wife, Alice Lycan Merchant, died in 1987. He was a retired special officer for the Chessie System, A World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Herald Memorial United Methodist Church at Raceland and the Elwood Stringer American Legion Post 325 in Flatwoods. He moved from Raceland to Flatwoods 19 years ago. Surviving are a son, Wayne J. Merchant of Raceland, 4 sisters, Virginia Finley of Huntington, WV, Isabelle Hirling of Cincinnati, OH, Mary Lou Marcum of St. Albans, WV, and Roberta Majeski of Longview, WA; 2 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, Apr 21 at the Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by the Rev. Michael Mansfield. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

SKAGGS, Martin Earl
1901-1989
Funeral services for martin Earl Skaggs, 87, of Martha, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr 20, at the home by the Rev. Paul Keaton and Elmo Ferguson. Burial will be in the Skaggs family cemetery, Martha. Mr. Skaggs died Sunday, Apr 16 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV following an extended illness. He was born Aug 27, 1901, at Terryville, KY, son of the late E. H. and Levisa Lyons Skaggs. He was a  member of the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church and a retired pumper of Ashland Oil, Inc. His wife, Effa Skaggs, died in Feb 1988. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Geneva) Wright of Dayton, OH, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Sparks, Winchester, KY and one sister in law, Mrs. Monnie Skaggs, Martha, 2 grandsons, Gary R. Wright of Louisville, KY, Kenneth Wright, Dayton, OH; one granddaughter, Debbie A. Miller, Dayton, OH; 2 great grandchildren, Kristin and Lindsey Miller, Dayton. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1989

SWANN, Charlotte (Rice)
1926-1989
Mrs. Charlotte Rice Swann, 62, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 6 at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Swann was born Jul 2, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Denny Rice of route 1, Louisa, and the late Sarah Brainard Rice. Surviving are her husband, Nelson Swann, 3 sons, Sam Davis and Jeff Bartram, both of Louisa, and Rodney Swann of Port Orange, FL; a daughter, Sharon Hogsten of Russell; a sister, Bernice Carroll of Logan, WV; a brother, Ronald Rice of Columbus, OH, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday Apr 9 at Belles Chapel at Georges Creek by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1989

THOMPSON, Fairy Emily (Robinette)
1919-1989
Fairy Emily Robinette Thompson, 69, route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 28 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 9, 1919, at Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Carrie Thompson Robinette. She was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lewis, Jr. Thompson, a daughter; Mrs. Phyllis Ramey, Fort Gay, a sister: Mrs. Opal Jobe, Louisa, a brother: Lee Robinette, Adams, KY; a grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Mar 30, at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. and Rev. Ronnie Childers, officiating. Burial was in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1989

WEBB, Oscar L.
1909-1989
Louisa native, Oscar L. Webb, 79, of 7545 S. Stony Creek Rd. died Wednesday, Mar 22 in St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He had been seriously ill for the past 3 months. He was born Mar 26, 1909 in Louisa, son of the late Millard and Gertrude (Moore) Webb. He was married Jan 4, 1934 to Norma J. Peters in Louisa. They came to Monroe in 1941 from Louisa, Mrs. Webb died Jun 28, 1983. He had been employed as a millwright by Time Container corp. for 25 years, retiring in 1971. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gloria J. ) Liptow of Monore and Ms. Gary (Donna L. ) Schiebal of Sumner, WA; 2 brothers, Ersel Webb of Raceland, KY and Leon Webb of Louisa; 5 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Borders and Mrs. Bud (Hazel) Creasy, both of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Marie Wilson of Louisa, Mrs. Herman (Garnett) O’Daniels of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Gladys Mullins of Flatwoods; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar 25 by the Rev. James Morris of the Carleton Assembly of God officiating. Burial was in the Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1989

WELLS, Bonnie (Carter)
1955-1989
Foul play is suspected in the death of a 33 year old Louisa woman who was found dead in her bedroom Thursday. Bonnie Carter Wells was found dead at her home at 407 Burn Street in Louisa at 10:39 a.m. on Thursday, Apr 20. Louisa City Police feel the death was drug related. According to City Police Chief Tim Southern, 5 different law enforcement agencies in 3 states are searching for Dale Lemaster, aka “Dr. Dale” of Columbus, OH. Lemaster is wanted for questioning in the case. Southern said Monday that witnesses had indicated that Lemaster arrived at the Wells residence Wednesday night with a small suitcase containing several hypodermic needles. Lemaster reportedly spent the night with Wells in the bedroom where her body was found.

Although Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon estimated the death to have occurred between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Lemaster died not leave the bedroom until 10:30 Thursday morning, locking the door behind him. Lemaster disappeared without reporting the death to anyone. Lemaster and a second unidentified individual, who were reported to have been a the Wells’ residence I the hours immediately preceding the death, have prior convictions for drug related offences. Wells too had previously been charged in West Virginia with using forged prescriptions to illegally obtain drugs.  Amid unfounded rumors that the victim was beaten, shot and mutilated, results of an autopsy performed by the Kentucky Medical Examiner did not reveal the cause of death. According to police, the results of a blood analysis conducted during the autopsy are expected to reveal the exact cause of death. The results of the blood analysis are expected to be completed Wednesday.

Wells, who was born Aug 27, 1955 in Louisa, was the daughter of Dr. George Phillip and Joy Scott Carter of Louisa. Wells was a graduate of Morehead State University, a registered nurse and a member of the Nursing Association. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are 2 daughters, Tiffany Joy Hanshaw and Scarlett Alisha Wells, both at home, and a brother, Robert P. Carter of Louisa. Funeral services for Wells were conducted Saturday at the Louisa Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington. An investigation into the death is continuing. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1989

WILLIAMSON, Kathryn
Miss Kathryn Williamson, of Covington, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 31 in the St. Elizabeth Hospital at Covington. She died from injuries she suffered when struck by an automobile in Covington. Miss Williamson was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Clayton Williamson. She was a graduate of Morehead State University and retired teacher in the Covington Independent School System, with more than 48 years service. She was a past high priest of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Covington and a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa, the Rosebud Chapter 39 Order of Eastern Star, the Covington Educational Association, Kentucky Educational Association, and the Northern Kentucky Educational Association. Surviving is an aunt, Cleo Thompson of Williamson, WV. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday Apr 4 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Eddington. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1989

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BURNETTE, Lois A. (Frazier)
1917-1989
Lois A. Burnette, 71, of Louisa, died Friday, May 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Burnette was born Jul 29, 1917, in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late W. I. and Amanda Pratt Frazier. She was a retired teacher who had taught in the Logan County and Florida school systems. Surviving are her husband, George Burnette, a daughter, Betty Sue Frazier, Ashland; a step daughter, Patsy Stafford, Boynton Beach, FL, a stepson, Edwin Bedell, Pompano Beach, FL; a sister, Helen Rose Swango, Winger Haven, FL; a grandson and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 8 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Harry Fegan. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Logan, WV. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1989

CALDWELL, Charles Franklin
1898-1989
Funeral series for Charles Franklin Caldwell, 91, 8136 Mead Springer Road, Ashland, were conducted Tuesday, May 16 at Cannonsburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Stan Williams. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Caldwell died Saturday, May 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland of an extended illness. He was born Mar 3, 1898, son of the late Commodore Perry and Alverttea Fannin Caldwell. He  was a retired bus driver and mechanic. He was a member of the Cannonsburg Baptist Church and belonged to the Rebekah Lodge . He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice McCormack, Ashland, and Mrs. Agnes Bates, Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

CHAPMAN, Chester Paul “Chappy”
1915-1989
Funeral services for Chester Paul “Chappy” Chapman, 73, route 2, Louisa, will be conducted at 2 pm. Today (Wednesday) at the Gallup Methodist Church by Rev. John Robertson and Rev. Allen Fedricks. Burial will be in the Chapman-Peck family cemetery. Mr. Chapman died Sunday,  May 21 at the VA Medical Center, Huntington of an extended illness. He was born Dec 8, 1915, at Chapman, KY, son of the late Joseph Peck and Nora Effie Black Chapman. He was an employee of the C & O Railroad, a member of the Gallup Methodist Church and a Mason and member of DAV. He is survived by his wife, Lee Althea Moore Chapman, Louisa, a daughter: Mrs. Delores Irene Eversole, Flint, MI; a son: Charles Paul Chapman, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Burnette, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Betty Henson, Walbridge, OH, Mrs. Letta Mae Hall and Mrs. Pauline Lycan both of Louisa; 3 brothers: James Chapman, Raceland, Sherman Chapman and Virgil Chapman, both of Louisa; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 24, 1989

CHAPMAN, Wauleka Virginia (Shannon)
1921-1989
Louisan native Wauleka Virginia Shannon Chapman, died at the North Texas Medical Center in McKinney of a heart attack. She was born Jan 17, 1921 in Louisa, daughter of the late William and Lucinda Blaine Parker Shannon. She was a housewife and member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, James Homer Chapman, McKinney; one daughter, Peggy Lynn Owefield, McKinney; 2 sons, Clyde Homer Chapman, Anna, TX and James Russell Chapman, McKinney; 5 sisters, Ambia Preece, Eliza Cochran, Byrd Shannon, all of Louisa, Pauline Chapman, Mechanicsburg, OH and Grace Wallace of Cincinnati, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Apr 16 at Turrentine Jackson-Morrow Chpael in McKinney, TX. Rev. Jolly Terry officiated. Burial was in Ridgeview Memorial park. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1989

CHILDERS, Harold
1928-1989
Harold Childers, 60, route 1, Louisa, was dead on arrival Wednesday, Apr 26 at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a sudden illness. Mr. Childers was born Jul 5, 1928, in Louisa, a son of the late Ogal and Ivory Blackburn Childers. He was a disabled laborer and a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Donna Chaffin Childers, 4 sons: Ronald, Richard James and Timothy Childers all of route 1, Louisa; 2 sisters: Mrs. Jack Diamond, Elyria, OH, Mrs. Denver Moore, route 1, Louisa; a brother: Paul Childers, Orient, OH, 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Apr 29, at the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kay Junior Thompson and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in the Blackburn Cemetery route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1989

COOK, Diana
1970-1989
A 19 year old Louisa woman was killed Sunday when she was struck by a train near Concord in Johnson County. Diana Cook and her 19 year old companion Chester Norris Lynch II, of Louisville were halfway across a 140 yard long railroad bridge Sunday afternoon when an empty coal train rounded a blind curve and charged straight at them. According to state police, the CSX engineer slammed on his emergency brakes and leaned on the locomotive’s warning whistle. Both Cook and Lynch tried to run for safety, Lynch managed to reach the end of the bridge and safety but Cook apparently stumbled and fell. Lynch then went back to aid Cook and both were struck by the train. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. Sunday 3 miles west of Paintsville near Concord. Cook and Lynch were both students at the Carl D. Perkins Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center at Thelma. Cook, who was born Feb 7, 1970, was the daughter of Robert and Sue James Cook of route 1, Louisa. Cook is survived by a sister: Patty Cook Owens, Morehead, KY, a brother, Robert Cook, at home; paternal grandparents: Ollie and Maude Cook, route 1, Louisa; maternal grandparents: Amon and Edna James, Milo, KY; great grandparents: Callihan and Gertie Cook, route 1, Louisa; 1 niece and 1 nephew. Cook’s funeral will be held at the home of Ollie Cook on Thursday, Jun 1. Funeral arrangements had not been completed as of press time Tuesday. The burial will take place in the Cook family cemetery, at route 1, Louisa. Funeral arrangements are being made by Young Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at the Perkins Rehabilitation Center today at 9:30 a.m. Flags at the center are being flown at half mast and center students are placing flowers and wreaths at the bottom of the flag pole in honor of the slain student. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1989

DEAN, Vernie (Adkins)
1943-1989
Mrs. Vernie Adkins Dean, 45, route 1, Radnor, WV, passed away Sunday, May 21 at the residence from an extended illness. She was born Jul 6, 1943 at Grassy, WV, daughter of the late Walter and Ethel Porter Adkins. She was a housewife and a member of the Radnor Church of God. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Veronica Marcum, Inez; 2 brothers, Walter Adkins, Jr., route 1, Radnor and Floyd Adkins, Mansfield, OH; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Radnor Church of God by the Rev. Richard Bass. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1989

FERGUSON, Jonathan P.
A 17 year old Martha youth died Saturday after he accidentally shot himself in the head, said state police at the Ashland post. Jonathan P. Ferguson was in his father’s grocery store, Ferguson’s in Martha, when a .38 caliber revolver he was handling went off, Johnson County Coroner Bryan Fraley said. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. Ferguson was pronounced dead at 6:37 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Ferguson is survived by his parents, Ralph and Gloria Lee Mullins Ferguson. Services were held Tuesday at the home of Guar Ferguson in Martha. Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1989

 

HARDIN, Lena (Daniels)
1901-1989
Torchlight, KY, native Lena Hardin, 87, Southgate, MI, died Tuesday May 9 at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, MI after an extended illness. She was born Aug 1, 1901 at Torchlight, daughter of the late Charlie and Bee New Daniels. She was a housewife. Her husband, Roe Hardin, died in 1971. She is survived y one daughter, Dorothy Hardin Garbe, Southgate; one brother, Thornie Daniels, Ashland, KY, 6 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday May 12 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

HORNER, Velma Lee (Lemaster-Cook)
1930-1989
Velma Lee Horner, 59, 201 Lady Washington St., Louisa, died Monday, May 15 at her residence of a sudden illness. She was born Mar 4, 1930 in Louisa, daughter of the late Troy Lemaster and Ola Lemaster, Louisa. She was a housewife. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 sons, Donald Cook, Circleville, OH, Ronald Thomas Cook, New York one daughter, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Piketon, OH; 2 sisters: Mrs. Fannie Williams, Ashland, Mrs. Lillie Attaway, Springfield, MO; 2 brothers: C. O. Lemaster and James Lemaster both of route 2, Louisa; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

JACKSON, Flora Marie (Fannin)
1927-1989
Route 1, Fort Gay resident, Flora Marie Fannin Jackson, 62, died Monday, May 29, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jan 16, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph Fannin and Rosa Stout Fannin. She was a housewife and a member of Smith Chapel Free Baptist church. Her husband, William Hobart Jackson, died in 1985. Survivors include one son, Walter A. Jackson, Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Thomas Fannin, Ashland and Arthur Fannin, Albuquerque, NM; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jun 1 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, route 2, Fort Gay by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. King Cyrus. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1989

JENNINGS, Arnold Ray
1926-1989
Route 2, Catlettsburg resident, Arnold Ray Jennings, 62 died Tuesday Apr 25 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Lexington following an extended illness Mr. Jennings was born May 25, 1926 in Wheelwright, a son of Amelia Lakin Jennings of Louisa and the late Clayton Jennings. He was retired from the Air Force and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, the Disabled American Veterans, the Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM in Louisa, the Louise Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star, the Covington Indra Consistory and the Buchanan Chapel Church and was a Kentucky colonel. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Madge Jennings; 2 daughters: Mrs. Patricia E. Howe, National City, CA and Mrs. Sharon, Murrell, Virginia Beach, VA; a son: M. James Jennings, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; 4 sisters: Mrs. Bernice Davis, Liberty Mills, IN, Mrs. Elnor Perry and Mrs. Deloris Perry both of Louisa, Mrs. Shirley Preston, Flatwoods, KY, a brother: James C. Jennings, Catlettsburg, KY; 4 grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday, Apr 28 at the Buchanan Chapel Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Military services were conducted by PV of Eastern Kentucky, VFW 6103, DAV 92 and American Legion Post 89. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1989

MUNCY, L. Roy
1905-1989
L. Roy Muncy, 83, 1278 James Road, Hamilton, OH, died at his residence May 9. He was born in Whitehouse, KY on Nov 23, 1905, the son of Henry and Mary (Shannon) Muncy. He was educated in Louisa Public Schools and the Ohio Mechanics Institute of Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. He married Anna Sargent on Nov 8,1 934 in Sandy Hook, KY. He worked for the Penn Power and Light Company of Allentown, PA where he retired as supervisor of the Industrial and Commercial Sales after 35 years, retiring in 1970. He then worked for 10 years for the Lighting Fixtures Supply of Allentown. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, where he had served as trustee. He was a member and past president of the Penn Power and Light Association of Eastern Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Anna S. Muncy; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Campbell and son in law, Eston Campbell of Hamilton; 2 grandsons, Michael Campbell of Detroit, MI and Ron Campbell of Hamilton and a brother, Victor E. Muncy, Sr., of Pottsville, PA. Memorial services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, Friday, May 12, by the Rev. Grant M. Montgomery. Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Harry Fegan. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Memorial may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Hospice of Miami Valley. Funeral services were under direction of Webb Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

NUNLEY, Paul E.
1931-1989
Funeral services for Paul E. Nunley, 57, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Friday, May 3 a the Bear Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery, Bear Creek. Mr. Nunley died Tuesday, May 9 at home from a sudden illness. He was born Aug 26, 1931 in Louisa, son of the late Bascom and Anna Moore Nunley. He was retired from the U. S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Patton Nunley, route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 sons, Rodney Thompson, Zelda and Fred Nunley, Hanau, Germany; 5 sisters, Betty Lucus, Ruth Nunley, and Ruby Adkins, all of Huntington, Mrs. Freddie Lively, Ashland, KY and Kathleen DeBruhl, Alexandria, NC and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

SHORT, Ivory Pearl (Blackburn)
1922-1989
Ivory Pearl Short, 67, Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, May 28, at the home of her son, after a long illness. She was born Apr 24, 1922, in Louisa, daughter of the late A. W. and Ella Curnett Blackburn. She was a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church and worked at the Louisa Carpet Mills. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Short; one son, Denver, Fraley, Columbus, one daughter, Linda Sue Moore, Columbus, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; 8 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Thelma Chapman, Mrs. Maxine Yinger, Mrs. Nevelyn Elkins, Mrs. Phyllis Hayes, all of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Sowers and Mrs. Gwendolyn Sanger, both of Oak Hill, WV and Eva Moore, Adams, KY; 2 brothers, Clinton and Payton Blackburn, Columbus. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jun1 at 2 p.m. at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Cordle and the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1989

SPAULDING, Kenneth William
1967-1989
Kenneth William Spaulding, 22, 1 Otter Hole Road, Hilton Head, SC, died Saturday, May 6 at Hilton Head, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born May 2, 1967 in Ft. Hood, TX, son of Carlos Spaulding and Betty Lou Ewers (formerly of Fort Gay). He was a roofer. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mary Ann Spaulding, Mansfield, OH; 2 daughters, Jennifer Lee Spaulding and Jessica Ann Ross, both at home; 5 sisters, Glenna Marie Spaulding, Hilton Head, Cassandra Jacobs and Lucy Wheeler both of Mansfield, Jill Spaulding and Ruby Spaulding both of Lenore, WV; 5 brothers, David Spaulding, Hilton Head, Herbert Spaulding , Bluffton, SC, Darrell Ewers and Steve Ewers both of Mansfield and Carlos Spaulding, Jr. of Lenore, WV and his stepfather, Darrell Ewers, Sr., Hilton Head. Funeral services were held Friday, May 12 at Wilson Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard with burial in See Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1989

WELLS, Millie (Peters)
Funeral services for Mrs. Millie Peters Wells, 78, 1608 Melody Lane, Burlington, NC, were conducted Saturday, Apr 29, at Rich & Thompson Chapel, at Burlington by Rev. William Wolfe, pastor of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wells died Thursday, Apr 27, at Alamance Memorial Hospital following a short illness She was born in Wayne county, WV, a daughter of the late Louis G. and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Peters. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Nadine) Whitesell of Burlington and Mrs. Jerry R. (/Dorothy) Maner of Granbury, TX; 2 sisters, Mrs. Inez Bartram of Bluefield, Mrs. Bertha Rains, Fort Gay; one brother, Jack Peters, Vero Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1989

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ALLIE, Bessie M, (Elkins)
1899-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Bessie M. Allie, 89, Columbus, OH formerly of PSR, Gallipolis, were conducted Friday, Jun 23 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest T. Phillips officiated. Burial was in the Centenary. Mrs. Allie died Tuesday, Jun 20, at the residence of a daughter in Columbus. She was born Jul 25, 1899 at Louisa, daughter of the late Gilbert and Nannie Drye Elkins. She attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was married to Arthur Vincent Allie, who preceded her in death in 1941, one brother and one son. Survivors include one son, Walter E. Allie, PSR, Gallipolis, one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Willia Mae) Rucker, Columbus, one step sister, Evelyn of Toledo; 5 brothers, Clyde Elkins, Hilliard, OH, Audie Elkins of Hi Hat, KY, Donald elkins, Toledo, Vernon Elkins, Flint, MI and Douglas Elkins of Ashland, KY; 7 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1989

BARRETT, Catherine (Stanley)
1923-1989
Lawrence Countian Catherine Barrett, 66, rout 2, Catlettsburg, passed away Monday, Jun 19 of a sudden illness. She was born Apr 7, 1923 in Kayford, WV, daughter of the late French and Linnie Messer Stanley. She was a housewife and a member of Bear Creek Church. Funeral services were conducted Jun 22 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Freeman Justice of Pikeville. Burial was in Barrett family cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Andy  Barrett; 3 daughters, Velma Sue Stoots, Winston Salem, NC; Martha Jane Vanhorn, Ashland, and Sandra Jean Hewlett, route 2, Catlettsburg; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1989

BELCHER, Inez Marie (Branham)
1908-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Mrs. Inez Marie Belcher, 80, formerly of 593 Cline Avenue, were conducted Friday, Jun 16, in the Finefrock Funeral Home by the Rev. James L. Barker of Newville Baptist Church. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park. Mrs. Belcher passed away Tuesday, Jun 13 in the Woodlawn Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born Dec 24, 1908 in Louisa, KY, daughter of the late Layfayette and Erie See Branham. She moved to Mansfield 10 years ago from Grosse Ile, MI. She attended Morehead State University, Louisa schools and graduated with the Louisa High School class of 1928. Mrs. Belcher taught in Lawrence County school system for several yeas before moving to Michigan before her retirement. Surviving are her husband, Joliffe Belcher, to whom she was married 53 years; a son, Larry Belcher of Grosse Ile, MI; 2 grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy news, Jun 21, 1989

BOLDEN, Evelyn (Hammond)
1922-1989
Evelyn Bolden, 67, of Kermit, died Sunday, Jun 4 at her residence. Born May 2, 1922 at Glenhayes, she was a daughter of the late George and Olive Hammond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Bolden. Survivors include 7 sons, Billy Ray, David and Ronnie Bolden, Kermit, Charles Hammond, Fort Gay, Elijah and William Bolden, Hode, KY, Joe Bolden, Pilgrim, KY, 2 daughters, Janet Sue Moore, Hode and Betty Robinson, Columbus, OH, one brother, William Hammond, Columbus, one sister, Annie Frazier, Clifford, KY and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jun 8 at Richmond Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield. Burial was in York Cemetery at Glenhayes. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

BOWENS, Cecil
1914-1989
Cecil Bowens, 74, of 13704 Bellamy Road, Berlin Heights, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, Jun 6 at Fisher-Titus Hospital, Norwalk, OH. He was born in Ulysses, KY, on Aug 29, 1914 and moved to Ohio in 1941, coming from Georges Creek. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and was employed for 20 years as a basket maker by the Berlin Fruit Box Company, Berlin Heights, retiring in 1971. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Norwalk. Survivors include 2 sons, Laudie Bowens, Berlin Heights, and James Bowens, Millersburg, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Carole) Black, Berlin Heights, and Mrs. Wayne (Jean) Raboin of Collins, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen in 1988, and by 5 brothers and 4 sisters, in addition to his parents, Andy and Samantha Castle Bowens. Funeral services were held Friday, Jun 9 at 1:30 p.m. with Ashford Mullins officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

DIXON, Martin L.
1913-1989
Lawrence County native Martin L. Dixon, 76, of North Hampton, OH, died May 26 in Mercy Medical Center. He was born Apr 12, 1913 in Louisa, the son of Arbie and Nora Dixon Jordon. Two brothers, Roy and Raymond and a sister, Marie, preceded him in death. Survivors include 2 brothers, Walter and Herman Jordan; 2 daughters, Patricia Jordon Spangler of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Betty Jordan Chaffin of Fairborn, OH; 2 sons, Donald Dixon of Bellbrook, OH and Robert Dixon of North Hampton, OH; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

ESTEP, Fred
1896-1989
Fred Estep, 92, route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jun 20 at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. Mr. Estep was born at Norris, KY, Jun 29, 1896, son of the late McClellan and Dicie France Estep. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jun 22 at 2 p.m. in the Charley Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Bondie Salyers. Burial will be in the Estep Cemetery, route 1. Surviving are his wife, Edna Ellen Estep, 3 daughters: Pearl Webb, route 4, Louisa, Ilene Moore, Columbus, OH, Susie More, route 1, Louisa; 4 step daughters: Mrs. June Lyons, Mrs. Patty Bryant both of route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Jackie Henry, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Carol Damron, route 3, Louisa; 3 step sons: Billy Hudnall, route 2, Louisa, Benny Hudnall, Louisa; and Mark Hudnall, route 1, Louisa; a sister: Barbara Estep, Arizona; 1 grandchild, several step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

GAMBILL, Lydia M.
1905-1989
Blaine native, Lydia M. Gambill, 84, Rochester, MN, died Jun 9 of natural causes in St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Born Lydia Osborn on May 14, 1905 in Blaine, KY, where she was raised. She married Dr. Carl M. Gambill on Dec 25, 1927 in Blaine. Mrs. Gambill and family moved to Rochester in 1946 where Dr. Gambill, former head of the Mayo Clinics’ Publication Section, survives. Mrs. Gambill was a direct descendant of Eastern Kentucky pioneers. She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star #202 of Blaine. She is survived by a daughter, Ruby E. Laitinen, Ely, MN; a son, Dr. Harold D. Gambill, Saratoga, CA; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. The body was cremated with private burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. The family requests memorial to Parkinson’s Disease Research at Mayo Clinic. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1989

KIRK, Donald Wray
1934-1989
Funeral services for Donald Wray Kirk, 54 Lowmansville, KY, were conducted Saturday, Jun 3 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Hannah Cemetery. Lowmansville. Mr. Kirk died Thursday, Jun 1 at his home following an extended illness. He was born Aug 24, 1934 at Smokey Valley, KY, son of the late Thomas and Rebecca Wellman Kirk. He was self-employed equipment operator and a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by wife, Elneada Moore Kirk; 2 daughters: Sharon Dutton and Debbie Scarberry both of Lowmansville; 2 sons: Charles Kirk, Adams, KY and Ricky Kirk, Lowmansville; 4 sisters: Lucy Luce, Blanchland, MI, Gladys Henson, Sue Wellman and Joy Floyd all of Louisa; 5 brothers: Tony Kirk, Wallace Kirk, Ira Kirk and James Kirk all of Louisa, Amos Kirk of Nevada; 3 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1989

MAY, Robert Lee
Robert Lee May, 16, of Prichard, WV, was killed early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was driving crashed and burned. May was reportedly involved in a drag race with another car in Kenova when Chief Ronnie Dickerson of the Kenova Police Department began pursuing the 2 cars. The rear car turned off and the police officer continued to chase the lead car, reportedly belonging to May.  The chase progressed to Big Sandy River Road toward Prichard when May apparently lost control in a curve north of the Columbia Gas Processing Plant. His car went up an embankment and became airborne for about 120 feet over a railroad access road before crashing into a 50 foot drainage ditch. Officer R. A. Madison who arrived at the scene of the accident shortly thereafter attempted to extinguish the fire and to get May out of the burning car but was unsuccessful in both attempts. An autopsy on May indicated that the youth burned to death. May was the son of Sam and Roberta May. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Joshua Garrett May, maternal grandmother, Romaine Sammons of Fort Gay, WV, and paternal grandparents Ostos and Velma May of Ceredo, WV. May’s funeral will be held at the Smith Memorial Methodist Church in Prichard Wednesday, at 11 a.m. May will be buried in Meade Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

Funeral services for Robert Lee May, 16, of route 1, Prichard, WV, will be conducted today, ( Jun 14) at 11 a.m. in Smith Memorial Methodist Church at Prichard by the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial will be in Meade Cemetery. Mr. May died suddenly Sunday, Jun 11, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was born Oct 2, 1972 in Huntington, WV, son of Sam and Roberta May. He was a student at Buffalo High School. Surviving in addition to hi parents are one brother, Joshua Garrett May, Prichard, maternal grandmother, Romaine Sammons, Fort Gay, paternal grandparents, Oslos and Velma May, Ceredo, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

PERRY, David V.
1931-1989
Louisa native David V. Perry, 58, 1496 West Fourth Street, Lot 16, Mansfield, OH, died Tuesday, Jun 6 at his home following a short illness He was born Apr 22, 1931 in Louisa, to the late Ray and Jessie Vaughn Perry, and has lived most of his life in the Mansfield area. Mr. Perry was a 30 years employee of WCI Laundry Division as a controller in the Shipping Department. He was a member of the Lexington Baptist Church and was a shop steward for UAM Local 711. He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Rinehart Perry whom he married Oct 22, 1988. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Russell ( Linda) Stanley of Johnsville; 3 stepsons, Ronnie Fugitt of Mansfield, William Wise of Johnsville and Tony Wise of Bellville; 4 stepdaughters, Mrs. Todd (Brenda) Carey and Mrs. Robin (Sandy) Roberts both of Mansfield, Mrs. Gary (Connie) Barr of Bellville and Mrs. Pat (Shirley) Metcalf of Lucas; a granddaughter, Laura Rinehart of Mansfield; 16 step grandchildren, a great grandson; his stepmother, Molly Perry of Louisa; a brother, Coleman Perry of Louisa; 2 half brothers, Jimmy Perry of Louisa and John “Mack” Perry of North Carolina; 6 half sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Nadene) Jarrell of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Paul (Gladys) Ratliff of Dinwiddie, VA, Mrs. Ron (Janice Rae) Winn of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Bob (Rosie) Wiseman of Columbus, Mrs. Mavin (Charlene) Salyer and Mrs. Gene (Dreama) Phelps, both of Louisa. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters an a brother. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jun 8 in the Lexington Baptist Church, 2705 Lexington Avenue. Pastor Ken R. Jones officiated. Burial was in the Shauck Cemetery. Memorial contributions to either the Lexington Baptist Church or the Richland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

PHILLIPS, Joy (Hay)
1913-1989
Lawrence County native Joy Phillips, 75, Plain City, OH, died Saturday, Jun 3 in Fountain Park Nursing Home. She was born Oct 27, 1913, in Lawrence County, KY, daughter of the late Leander and Surrilda Skaggs Hay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory J. Phillips. She was a member of Elizabeth Church at Martha, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday Jun 6, at the Herbert Phillips Family cemetery, at Martha, under direction of Ferguson Funeral Home at Plain City, OH. Survivors include one daughter, Jacklyn Hay, Springfield, OH, 2 sons, Hager B. Phillips and Carl D. Phillips, both of Plain City; 3 sisters, Rebecca Phillips, Plain City, Gladys Smith, Flemingsburg, KY and Mary Estie Fyffe, Louisa; 2 brothers, Charles Hay, Plummers Landing, KY and John P. Hay, Hillsboro, KY; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1989

STURGILL, Frank, Jr.
1936-1989
Frank Sturgill, Jr., 52, of Flint, MI, formerly of Louisa, passed away Sunday, Jun 11 at Mt. Carmel Hospital from a heart attack. Mr. Sturgill was born Oct 22, 1936, at Boons Camp, KY, son of the late Frank and Mae Preece Sturgill. Surviving relatives are 5 sons, Ronald Edwards, Jimmy Fyffe and Johnny Edwards, of Louisa and Mike Sturgill of Kenova and Frank Charles Sturgill of Flint, MI; one daughter, Laura Sturgill, also of Flint, MI; 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Ilene Thompson and Elaine Frazier, both of Louisa and one brother, Bill Sturgill of Ubly, MI. funeral services will be conducted today (Jun 14) at Brown’s Funeral Home in Flint, MI. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1989

THOMAS, Mary (Hunnicutt-McKenzie)
1914-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary McKenzie Thomas, 74, of Ashland, who died Sunday, Jun 25 at her home following a short illness will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Edward Cook and the Rev. Artie Burnett. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Mrs. Thomas was born Sep 5, 1914 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Milton and Alverta Boggs Hunnicutt. Her first husband, George McKenzie, died in 1960. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her second husband, George F. Thomas, a stepson, William J. Thomas, Vista, CA, a stepdaughter, Jeralyn Thomas Bryant, Danville; 2 brothers, Joseph Hunnicutt, Roswell, NM and Eugene Hunnicutt, Terre Haute, IN; 2 sisters, Opal Cooper, Webbville and Miriam Poole, Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1989

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ADAMS, Kay
1909-1989
Kay Adams, 79, passed away Jul 23 at Springfield, OH, as a result of a stroke. He was born Dec 9, 1909, on Rich Creek, the son of L. C. (Jackie) Adams and Rosabelle Payne Adams. Mr. Adams was a World War II veteran. He is survived by 2 sons, Ted and Gary Adams, both of Springfield, OH; one sister, Bertha Young of Circleville, OH and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jay, Lee and Ray Holt; 2 half brothers, Willie and Tommy Adams; one half sister, Ida Ellen. Burial was in Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1989

ALESHIRE, Harold D.
Ann Ashland man was killed Wednesday when a pickup truck he was driving collided with a coal truck on U. S. 23 approximately 6 miles south of Louisa. Harold D. Adkins, II, 25 of 2814 Shopes Creek Road was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. by Lawrence County coroner Aaron Moon. The driver of the coal truck, Jollie Howard, 52, of Salyersville, was treated for a knee injury at Humana Hospital-Louisa and released. Following the accident, Aleshire’s body was transported to Frankfort for an autopsy. According to Moon, the cause of death was determined to be blunt traumatic cerebral injuries with post-mortem incineration. The pickup truck Aleshire was driving burst into flames following the collision. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1989

BENNETT, Stanley Floyd
1939-1989
Louisa native Stanley Bennett, 49, of Snellville, GA, formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, Jul 4 in Snellville. Mr. Bennett was born Aug 31, 1939, in Louisa, a son of Mona Fyffe Bennett of Ashland and the late Dr. Stanley Bennett. He was an employee of Worldwide Technical Support, a  Navy veteran and of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Rae Nell Bennett; 3 daughters, Roseanne Shelley Bennett, Kimberlee D. Bennett and Cindee Lynn Bennett, all at home; a son, Robert Stanley Bennett of Boca Raton, FL; and a sister, Alice Bennett, of Johnson City, TN. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 8 at the Rose Hill Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Jim McKenzie. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

BOWENS, Oscar
1929-1989
Funeral services for Oscar Bowens, 59, route 1, Radnor, WV, were conducted Sunday, Jul 23 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Frank Meddings. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Mr. Bowens died Thursday, Jul 20, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Sep 9m 1929, in Wayne County, WV, son of rosella Salmons Bowens Copley and the late Frank Bowens. He was disabled from the N & W Railroad. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Dicie Ratliff Bowens; 7 sons, Roger Lee Bowens, of Louisa, Gary Eugene Bowens, Charles Edward Bowens, Randy Darrell Bowens, Ricky Bowens, and Claude Robert Bowens and Larry Bowens, all of Forty Gay; 3 daughters, Barbara Sue Castle Bowens, Lowmansville, Diann Grinn and Bessie Bowens both of Fort Gay; one half sister, Annie Lue Lanning, Columbus, OH, one brother, Paul Bowens, Crum, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1989

BRYAN, Laura (Church)
1895-1989
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Church Bryan, 94, Pasadena, CA, formerly of Lawrence County, were conducted Saturday, Jul 1, at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in the Bryan family cemetery in Lawrence County. Mrs. Bryan passed away Monday, Jun 26 in Pasadena. She was born Jun 12, 1895 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George P. and Caroline Moore Church. Her husband, Jeff Bryan, died in 1950. She was a charter member of the Tyree United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Hazel Bucklen, Lake Almanar, CA, Kathleen Stockfleth, Arcadia, CA and Betty Bushong, Pasadena, a son, Thomas J. Bryan, Buchanan; a sister, Rebecca Mourikes, Charleston, WV; a brother, Martin Church, Ashland; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1989

CARTER, Thelma M. (Smith)
1914-1989
Mrs. Thelma M. Carter, 75, of Route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 2 at King’s Daughters Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born May 19, 1914 in Lawrence County, KY, daughter of the late Bee and Alma Gallion Smith. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Laudie Carter, died in 1988. Survivors include 6 stepsons, Ben Hylton of Columbus, OH, Lester Ray Hylton and Homer Hylton, both of Blaine, Dean Hylton, Fallsburg, and Joe Hylton, route 1, Louisa; 5 stepdaughters, Roberta Quisenberry, and Martha Lemaster both of Louisa, Doris Moore, Blaine, Nola Triplett, Louisa, Marie Tice, Columbus; a sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, route 4, Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 4 at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1989

DANIELS, James Bascom
1912-1989
Funeral services for James Bascom Daniels, 76, route 1, Louisa, who died Thursday, Jul 6 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital of an extended illness were conducted Sunday, Jul 9 at Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Elder Troy Salyers, Elder Boyd Meadows, Elder Denver Caudill, and Elder Glen Sturgill officiated. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. He was born Nov 18, 1912, at Chandlersville, KY, son of the late Francis Elcanah and Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels. He was a retired state highway garage foreman and a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Laura Green Daniels; 5 daughters: Mrs. Earlene Webb, Miami, FL, Mrs. Margaret Jane Adams, Flatwoods, KY, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lemaster, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Jordan, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Patricia Ann Lilly, Webbville; 4 sons: James Marvin Daniels, Louisa, Melvin Eugene Daniels, Columbus, Harold David Daniels, Louisa and Danny Roger Daniels, route 1, Louisa; 17 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

HALL, Rufus Thompson
1924-1989
Funeral services for Rufus Thompson Hall, 64, of route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Monday Jul 3 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Catalpa Cemetery. Mr. Hall died Saturday, Jul 1 at home following an extended illness. He was born Oct 10, 1924 in Potters, KY, a son of the late Rufus T. and Rebecca Mounts Hall. He was retired from the C & O Railroad. Surviving are his former wife, Tenia Mae Frazier hall; 2 sons, Johnny Hall and Steve Hall, both of route 2 Catlettsburg; 3 daughters, Mrs. Kitty Allen of Louisa, Mrs. Elaine Hazelett and Mrs. Marsha Osborne, both of route 2, Catlettsburg; 6 sisters, Mrs. Julia Burke, route 2, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Dimple Pickens, Texas City, TX, Mrs. Bertha Marcum, Morehead, KY, Mrs. Ida Burke, Marysville, OH, Mrs. Virgie Fugett, London, OH and Mrs. Emily Hewlett, route 4, Louisa; one brother, Lewis Jackson Hall, route 2, Catlettsburg; 3 grandchildren; one step grandson; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1989

KENDALL, Bonnie (Adams)
1926-1989
Graveside services for Bonnie Kendall, 62, of Urbana, OH, were conducted Tuesday, Jul 25 at Adams Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Kendall died Jul 21 in Riverside Medical Center, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. She was born Jan 13, 1926, in Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Willie and Francis Paine Adams. Survivors include her husband, Iva Kendall; 4 sons, Iva Kendall, Jr., Ocoee, FL, David Kendall, Michael Kendall, Steve Kendall all of Urbana; 3 sisters: Rosie Dixon, Urbana, OH, Maxine Idle, Springfield, OH, Lillie Dixon, route 3, Louisa, 13 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1989

KITCHEN, Russell Ray
1916-1989
Lawrence County native Russell Ray Kitchen, 72, South Vienna, OH, died Wednesday, Jul 5 in Community Hospital. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, Oct 23, 1916, the son of John and Ollie Porter Kitchen. He retired from Navistar in June of 1975 following 30 years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Mechanicsburg Lodge #113 F & AM. He is survived by his wife, Elta Wellman Kitchen, 3 sons and daughters in law, Lowell and Karen Kitchen of London, OH, Donald and Linda Kitchen of Springfield, Jim and Jill Kitchen of South Vienna; daughter and son in law, Charlotte and John Steberl of Mechanicsburg, Patricia and Kenny Whiting of Springfield, daughter, Carolyn Kitchen of Columbus; 2 brothers, Orville Kitchen of Jeffrey, WV and Ross Kitchen of Rock Island, IL; 11 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren, one great granddaughter, 4 step great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jul 8 in the Memorial Home with Rev. John Wilson officiating. Entombment was at Rose Hill Mausoleum. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1989

RAINES, Bertha (Peters)
1903-1989
Funeral services for Bertha Peters Raines, 86, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Bartram Chapel Church, route 2, Fort Gay by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Frank Copley. Burial will be in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Raines died Sunday, Jul 9, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. She was born Feb 2, 1903, in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Robertson Peters. Her husband, Elwood Hutchington Raines preceded her in death. She was a housewife and a member of Bartram Chapel Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Marcella) Bartram, Mansfield, OH, one son, Paul E. Raines, Mansfield, one sister, Inez Bartram, Bluefield, WV; one brother, Jack Peters, Ashland, and 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren and one step grandson. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

SAIN, Elmer
1910-1989
Elmer Sain, 78, of Blaine, died Monday, Jul 17 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born Sep 23, 1910, in Ohio, son of the late Ed and Lola Cox Sain. He was a retired circus employee. Surviving are his wife, Violet Mace Sain; 4 sons, Orville Sain, Blaine, Donald Sain, Milwaukee, WS, Bob Sain and Richard D. Sain, both of Lancaster, OH; 4 daughters, Mary Ellen Sullivan, Linda Sain and Bonnie Sain, all of Milwaukee and Helen Rupe, Nashport, OH; 2 brothers, Bill Sain and Virgil Sain, Baltimore, OH; 18 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl Burchett Sain, who died I n1959. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jul 21 at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Roger Ross and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Riley Cemetery at Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1989

SHORT, Ollie John
1907-1989
Ollie John Short, Sr., 82, Powhatton Street, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 8, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, of an extended illness. He was born Mar 24, 1907, at River, KY, son of the late James and Jennie Brown Short. He was former owner of Builders Supply Company in Louisa. He is survived by wife, Maude Hayes Short, Louisa; one son, Ollie John Short, Jr., Ashland; 3 grandchildren and 2 nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jul 11 at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

SMITH, Fred
1901-1989
Funeral services for Fred Smith, 88, of Fort Gay will be conducted today (Jul 5) at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Sunday, Jul 2 at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Mar 22, 1901 in Fort Gay, son of the late Marion and Effie Hampton Smith. Mr. Smith was a farmer and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Webb Smith, 4 sons, Fred Smith, Jr., of Fort Gay, Carl Cecil Smith, Slangsville, OH, Howard Lee Smith, Webb, WV, and Robert Smith, Fort Gay; 5 daughters, Mrs. Beaulah York, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Ruby Sabo, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Lucille Rhodes, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Betty Bowens, Louisa and Mrs. Anna Mae Bowens, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Rhoda Robertson, Cleveland, OH; 36 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1989

STAMBAUGH, Timothy Andrew
A six year old Lawrence County boy was electrocuted at his home Monday, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff J. D. West of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Timothy Andrew Stambaugh of route 4, Louisa, was taking a bath at 8:30 p.m. Monday when he accidentally pulled a lamp into the tub of water. Stambaugh was transported to Humana Hospital-Louisa by Life Star Ambulance Service. He was pronounced death at 9:18 p.m. Stambaugh was the son of Douglas Eugene and Penny Burchett Stambaugh. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The accident is still under investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

Funeral services for Timothy Andrew Stambaugh, 6, of route 4, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Jul 13, at Bradley Gap Church by the Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery, Morgans Creek. He died Monday, Jul 10. He was born Oct 10, 1982 in Louisa, son of Douglas and Penny Burchett Stambaugh. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 brothers, Raymond Douglas and David Eugene, both at home; maternal grandparents, Walter and Anna Lee Burchett of Fallsburg; paternal grandparents, John L. and Billie Jean Stambaugh of Prestonsburg. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1989

VERMETTE, Rita
Rita Vermette, 41, was killed in an automobile accident in Canada on Wednesday, Jun 21. She is survived by her husband, Marcel Vermette, 4 sons, Gerald and wife Lori of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Ronald, Raymond and Guy, all at home; one grandson, her mother, Rose Catellier of St. Molo Manitoba; one sister, Jeanette, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 5 brothers, Roger Catellier, New Mexico, John Catellier, Louisa, Donald Catellier, Toronto, Ontario, Robert and Gerard, St. Molo Manitoba, 2 foster brothers, Guy Carriere, St. Jean Manitoba, Ellery Carriere, Edmanton, Alt. several nieces and nephews, including Mike West of Louisa and John West of Jupiter, FL. She was preceded in death by her father Eugene Catellier in 1982. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

WATSON, Lucy (Jordan)
1911-1989
Lucy Jordan Watson, 78, Franklin Street, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 5 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington after an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1911, at Fallsburg, KY, daughter of the late John and Katherine Cooksey Jordan. Her husband, James O. Watson, III died in 1976. She was former owner of the Louisa Flower Shop, co-owner of a Retail Dollar Store in Clinton, TN, a former teacher in Floyd and Lawrence County Schools and a member of the Louisa United Methodist church. She is survived by one daughter, Ann Jordan Watson, Huntington, one son, James O. Watson, IV, Louisville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Merritt, Louisa, Mrs. Eva Collins, Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Norma Jean Vaughn, Lexington; and 3 brothers, John Jay Jordan and William Jordan, both of Louisa and Don Jordan of Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jul 8, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

WELLMAN, Taylor B.
1886-1989
Louisan Taylor B. Wellman, 102, Rice Street, died Monday, Jul 10, at his home of an extended illness. He was born Oct 16, 1886, in Fort Gay, WV, son of the late David H. and Kizzie Wilson Wellman. His wife, Lutie Robertson Wellman died in 1969. Mr. Wellman retired from Columbia Gas System. Survivors include 5 sons, Luke Wellman, Huntington, WV, Don Wellman, Louisa, Billy W. Wellman, Slidell, LA, Ralph Wellman, and Joe Wellman; 2 daughters, Mrs. Myrtie Bromley, Huntington and Mrs. Mary Belle Midkiff, Ceredo, WV; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 0 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday (today) at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes with burial in Wellman Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

WOOTEN, Dexter
1895-1989
Route 2, Louisa, KY resident, Dexter Wooten, 93, passed away Saturday, Jul 8, at his home of a sudden illness. He was born Dec 22, 1895, in Wayne County, WV, son of the late Thomas A. and Mariah Emily Chapman Wooten. His wife, Rose Scarberry Wooten, died in 1957. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are one son, William F. Wooten, route 2, Louisa, 8 daughters, Mrs. Sarah Larkin, River Rouge, MI, Mrs. Alice O’Brien, Dublin, CA, Mrs. Louisa Wallace, Falmouth, KY, Mrs. Emily Ward, Norwalk, OH, Mrs. Mary Meadows, Hale, MI and Mrs. Clara Harding, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Charlotte Sours, Ashland, OH and Mrs. Barbara Bowman, Perrysville, OH; 4 sisters, Mrs. Effie Wilbur, and Mrs. Annie Preston, both of Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Texas and Mrs. Lettie Fraley of California; 41 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday Jul 10 at Gallup Methodist Church by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Chapman-Peck Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1989

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ADAMS, Kay
1909-1989
Kay Adams, 79, formerly of Circleville, OH, died Sunday, Jul 23, in Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. He was born Dec 10, 1909, in Louisa, KY, son of the late Leander and Rosebelle Payne Adams. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired International Harvester employee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey in 1987 and son, William in 1969 and 3 brothers. He is survived by 2 sons, Garry Adams and Ted Adams, both of Springfield; one sister, Bertha Young, Circleville and 3 grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday, Jul 28 by the Rev. William Haddox. Burial was in Forest Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

ADAMS, Louella (Hayes)
1907-1989
Mrs. Louella Hayes Adams, 81, route 1, Louisa, passed away Saturday, Aug 12 at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born Dec 21, 1907 Georges Creek, KY, daughter of the late William “Bill” and Pricilla Hayes. She was a housewife, a member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW. Her husband, Arthur “Art” Adams preceded her in death in 1983. Survivors include one son, Gene Arthur Adams, Columbus, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jack Ferrell, Mrs. Jack Roberts and Mrs. Loraine Bartram, all of Louisa and Mrs. Hershel Miller, Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Bryant, Charley, KY, Mrs. Monnie Cassell of Urbana, OH and Mrs. L. B. Hayes, route 1 Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug 14, at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1989

ADKINS, Elmer
1912-1989
Elmer Adkins, 76, of 711 Adams Street, Louisa, KY, died Saturday, Jul 29, at home following an extended illness. He was born Oct 25, 1912 in Louisa, son of the late Charlie and Mary Liddle Hughes Adkins. He was a retired construction worker, a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Opal Phillips Adkins; a daughter: Mrs. Bonnie Jones, Troy, MI; a sister: Mrs. Vivian Preece, Louisa, a half sister: Mrs. Opal Collins, Tennessee; 3 brothers: Grover Adkins, Fort Gay, Charles Adkins, Jr., Decatur, TN, Raymond Adkins, Columbus, OH; 3 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug 1 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

ADKINS, Josephine (Watts-Napier)
1895-1989
Josephine Watts Adkins, 94, of route 2, Fort Gay, died  Aug 18 at Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland. She was born May 3, 1895, in Stilner, WV, daughter of the late Albert and Tennessee May Watts. Mrs. Adkins was a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Adam Napier and Elijah Adkins. Surviving are one son, Robert Napier, of route 2, Fort Gay, 8 daughters, Ella Hampton, Ida Maynard, Vicy Copley, and Surilda Maynard, all of route 2, Fort Gay, Tennessee Crabtree, Leesburg, FL, Nannie Thompson, Mansfield, OH, Mary Molder, route 2, Louisa, and Norma Rowe, Wayne, WV; 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug 21, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Raymond Dingess, Rev. Luther Dingess, and Rev. Russell Watts. Burial was in Maynard family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1989

BAUGH, Charles T.
1967-1989
Funeral services for Charles T. Baugh, 21, Hamilton, IN, were conducted Friday, Jul 21 at Johnson Funeral Home in Butler by the Rev. Charles Witt, Sr. pastor of the Free Bible Tabernacle. Burial was in the Eddy Cemetery, Hamilton. He died Tuesday, Jul 18, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Aug 27, 1967 in Auburn, son of Lonzo and Beatrice Humphrey Baugh. He worked at Miller’s Super Valu, Angola. Mr. Baugh was a 1986 graduate of Hamilton High School. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Tanya Eghinger Baugh, who he married Jun 6, 1987; one son, Michael Lynn Baugh; one daughter, Joanna Marie Baugh, both at home; 3 brothers, Lonzo Jr. Baugh, Topeka and Robert Baugh and John Baugh both of Hamilton, father in law and mother in law, Larry and Mary Eghinger, Hamilton; one niece and 2 nephews.  Charles was the grandson of the late Charles “Charley” and Beulah Humphrey of Buchanan, KY and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baugh of Roe Creek, Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

BILLUPS, Mattie Elizabeth
1897-1989
Mattie Elizabeth Billups, 93, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Aug 1. She was born Mar 30, 1896 in Canterberry, WV, daughter of the late James and Ruth Ellen Childers Chapman. Mrs. Billups was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist church. Her husband, Loramsey D. Billups, died in 1985. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Sarah Ruth Adkins, Fort Gay, Mrs. Polly Ann Donley, Lancaster, OH, one son, Rodney Billups, Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Aug 3 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

BURCHETTE, Rachel Rene
1898-1989
Rachel Rene Burchette, was stillborn Wednesday, Aug 23 at Humana-Hospital-Louisa. She was the daughter of William Burchette and Wanda Young. Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, William Jeffery Burchette, route 4, Louisa, maternal grandmother, Juanita Moore, Louisa; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Ernestine Burchette, route 1, Webbville. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Aug 26, at the Burchette Cemetery by the Rev. Dewey Hogston. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

BURKE, Forest
1942-1989
Lawrence County native Forest Burke, 47, Hurricane, WV, died suddenly, Thursday, Aug 24 in Washington, DC. He was born Jul 2, 1942 in Louisa, son of the late Rufus Burke. He was an engineer for Amtrak and a member of the Masonic Lodge Dunbar 159. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Kay Copley Burke, 4 sons, James Burke, Forest Burke, Dustin Burke, all of Hurricane and Rufus Burke, Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Chris Burke, Hurricane and Valerie Burke Stills, Alaska; one brother, Sonny Burke, California and one sister, ruby Burke, Columbus, one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

CHAFFIN, Luther
1911-1989
Route 1, Webbville resident Luther Chaffin, 77, died Saturday, Aug 5, at his home, of a sudden illness. He was born Oct 27, 1911, route 3, Louisa, son of the late Noah and Mary Chaffin. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. He was employed at the Louisa Carpet Mill. He is survived by one son, Luther Edward Chaffin, route 1, Webbville; 5 sisters, Bertha Chaffin, Laura Chaffin, Cora Chaffin, Nola Lawson, all of Louisa, and Hazel May, Cincinnati, OH, 3 brothers, Phil Chaffin, Stanley Chaffin, both of Louisa, and Lindsey Chaffin, route 2, Catlettsburg; one grandchild, Chandra Chaffin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery. Military services were conducted by DAV Post 92, American Legion Post 89, VFW Post 6103, and PV of Eastern Kentucky. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

CHMIEL, LeBess (Saltzman)
1898-1989
LeBess Chmiel, 91, Louisa, died Friday, Aug 4, at a daughter’s home in Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. She was born Apr 24, 1898, in France, daughter of the late Harry and Anna Goldberg Saltzman. She was a housewife. Her husband, Walter Chmiel, preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters, Helena Adams, Columbus, OH, Dora Blankenship, Ashville, OH and Ann Purdue, San Antonio, TX; one sons, Marian Chmiel, Salem, IL; one brother, Albert Saltzman, Clearwater, AZ; 2 sisters, Dora Berner, San Diego, CA and Leah Miller, Louisville, KY; 48 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug 7 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

COOPER, Willie “Bill”
1910-1989
Funeral services for Willie “Bill” Cooper, 79, route 1, Webbville, KY were conducted Monday, Aug 7, at Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Nelson Thompson, Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Buell Webb. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery. Mr. Cooper died Saturday, Aug 5, at home. He was born May 18, 1910 at Cherokee, son of the late Charles and Jennie Cooper. He was a farmer and construction worker and was employed by Inland Gas Company. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Moore Cooper, 3 daughters, Thelma Cooper, route 1, Webbville, KY, Shirley Cooper, Blaine, and Marlene Fyffe, Hitchins, KY; 4 sons, Larry Norman Cooper, Ashland, Y, Raymond Cooper, Wheelersburg, OH, James Edward Cooper, Rush, KY and Arlie Cooper, Webbville, KY; 4 sisters, Martha Wellman, Webbville, Grace Wells, Blaine, Maude Wellman, Milford Center, OH and Wathena Watts, Monroe, VA; 2 brothers, Fred Cooper, South Carolina and Ray Cooper, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

CRABTREE, Thurman
Thurman Crabtree, Phoenix, AZ, died recently following a long illness. He was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Harvey and Nannie Holbrook Crabtree. He is survived by 3 daughters, Sharon Stockton, Charlotte Bolderson and Shirley Struthers; 2 sons, Ronald Crabtree and Randy Crabtree, a stepson, Donald Whitcare, a stepdaughter, Ilene Schweder; one sister, Irene Crabtree Thompson, Lodi, OH, a brother, Howard Crabtree, Lodi, OH; 3 half sisters, Cora Leah Kelly Howard, Columbus, OH, Martha Kelly Repp, West Salem, OH, and Essie Helen Kelly, Rittman, OH, 4 half brothers, Harvey Kelly, Lodi, OH, Walter Ray Kelly and Arnold Roy Kelly of West Salem, OH and Henry Kelly of Burbank, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Crabtree. He was a veteran of World War II. Services were held at the Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. A memorial service was conducted at the mortuary by Rev. Lyle Eklaberry. He was buried at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

FERGUSON, Samuel Eugene
1967-1989
Samuel Eugene Ferguson, 22, of Martha, died Thursday, Jul 27, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Apr 29, 1967 in Louisa, son of Veschel Ferguson and Diana Jane Fyffe Perry. He was a welder for Addington Coal, Inc. Surviving in addition to his parents are several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jul 29, at Elizabeth Baptist Church by Rev. Floyd “Buck” West and Rev. Kenneth Sturgill. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

PARROTT, Kelly Dwayne
1989-1989
Two month old Kelly Dwayne Parrott, Apperson Street, Fort Gay, WV, was dead on arrival Sunday, Aug 27 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Jun 26 in Huntington, WV, son of Charles and Penny Bragg Parrott. He is survived by 2 brothers, Michael Allen Parrott and Charles Jeremy Parrott, both at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bragg, Louisa; paternal grandmother, Rebecca Blair, route 4, Louisa and great grandparent, Kelly Mills, Fort Gay. Graveside services will be conducted today Wednesday, at the Mills Family Cemetery by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

PENNINGTON, Albert “Gabe”
1914-1989
Fort Gay, WV resident Albert “Gabe” Pennington, 75, died Wednesday, Aug 2 at home after an extended illness. He was born Feb 19, 1914, son of the late James and Vinnie Pennington. He was a welder for General American Transportation and a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Mae Spaulding Pennington; 4 daughters, Mrs. Kay Lester, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Judy Justice, Mrs. Vickie Barker, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Vinnie Inman, Toledo, OH; 6 sons, Russell Pennington, Tacoma, WV, Lloyd Thomas “Tommy” Pennington, bill Dean Pennington and Roger Pennington, all of Fort Gay, Gabe Allen Pennington, Thmoa, FL, and Don Pennington, Nashville, TN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Ball, route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Laura Copley, Butler, IN; 3 brothers, Roy Pennington, Akron, OH, Jay Pennington,  route 2, Louisa, Calvin Pennington, Baltimore, MD: 32 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Thelma Mosley, Fort Gay and Mrs. Bonnie Pack, Louisa; 2 stepsons, Charles Bowen, Lorain, OH and Elzie Bowen, Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug 5, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mack Cyrus and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Dean family cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

PERRY, Delsie (Belcher)
1917-1989
Delsie Belcher Perry, 72, route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 23 at her home, following a long illness. She was born Jun 7, 1917, in Louisa, daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Harvey Belcher. She was a housewife, and a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Belcher is survived by her husband, Cecil Perry, 3 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Laney, Mrs. Shirley Vanhoose and Mrs. Darlene Maynard, all of Louisa; 2 sons, Leroy Perry, Plain City, OH, and Cecil Perry, Jr., Elkhart, IN; one brother, Arnold Belcher, Warren, OH; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday Aug 26 at the Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery route 2, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

PERRY, Mollie Elizabeth (Clay)
1919-1989
Mollie Elizabeth Clay, 70, route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 26, at home following an extended illness. She was born Mar 8,1 919 in Clifford, daughter of the late William and Nora Cox Clay. Her husband Ray Perry, died I 1971. Survivors include 3 sons, Coleman Perry, Louisa, John Perry, Cleveland, NC, Jim Perry, Louisa; 6 daughters: Nadine Jarrell, Sugargrove, OH, Janice Winn, Plain City, OH, Gladys Ratliff, Dinwiddie, VA, Rose Wiseman, Columbus, Charlene Salyer, Louisa and Drema Phelps, Louisa; 2 sisters: Dorothy Spurlock, route 5, Louisa, Jane Pack, Wayne, WV; 5 brothers: Walter Clay, Bill Clay, Jim Clay, Tom Clay and John Paul Clay all of Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jul 29, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

PHILLIPS, Nellie (Robinson)
1904-1989
Mrs. Nellie Robinson Phillips, 84, Louisville, passed away Wednesday, Aug 23, at Humana Southwest. She was born Oct 4, 19094, Pikeville, KY, daughter of the late A. J. and Elizabeth Eddington Robinson. Mrs. Phillips was a housewife and a member of the First Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Phillips in 1953. Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara Bush, Louisa and Lorraine Ratliffe, Pikeville, 5 sons, Frank Phillips, Leon Phillips, and Noah Phillips, Jr., all of Louisville, William J. Phillips of Columbus, OH and James E. Phillips, Poulan, GA; one brother, Paris Robinson, Salt Lake City, UT; and one sister, Mollie Leedy, Columbus, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 26, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Delmar Hamilton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

PICKRELL, Kenneth Harlan
1920-1989
Kenneth Harlan Pickrell, 68, Circleville, OH, died Aug 14 at Berger Hospital, Circleville. He was born Dec 29, 1920 in Kermit, WV, son of the late Delbert and Lillian Heston Pickrell. He was a retied dairy farm worker, Army WW II veteran, and a member of the Rick Brown Post VFW 7941. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Malone Pickrell; 2 daughters, Ruth Holbrook, Louisa, and Edith Ellis, Maysville, KY; 2 sons, Kenneth R. Pickrell, Louisa and Jerry Pickrell, Cincinnati, OH; 4 stepdaughters, Florence Burgett and Sue Woodrow, Commercial Point, OH, Carol McDonald, Salem, IN and Margaret Rizor, Blackfoot, ID, 3 stepsons, Tom Robinson, Enos, TX, Phil Coontz, Nashville, TN, and David Coontz, Circleville; 10 grandchildren; 31 step grandchildren; and 36 step great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Bernard Pickrell and Ernie Pickrell, Tampa, FL, Charles Pickrell, Michigan and James Pickrell, Ashland. Funeral services were held Aug 17 at the Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville, burial followed in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1989

PRATER, Brent
1968-1989
Funeral services for Brent Prater, 20 of Norwalk, OH, were conducted Monday, Jul 31, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Prater Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Prater died suddenly Wednesday Jul 26 in Norwalk. He was born Aug 27, 1968, in Chicago, IL, son of Hershel and Nellgene Crabtree Prater. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 brothers, Brian Prater and Bruce Prater both of Louisa; maternal grandmother: Cell Crabtree, Wayne, WV; paternal grandmother: Tennessee Short, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

PRESTON, Charles W.
1928-1989
A Louisa man was killed Friday night and 2 others were critically injured in a 2 car crash on the Floyd-Johnson county line. Charles W. Preston, 61, of rout 1, Louisa, was a passenger in a car driven by Harold Carr, 64, also of Louisa. According to police reports, Carr was traveling south on U. S. 23 about 8:35 p.m. when his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car driven by Timmy Campbell, 28, of Viper in Perry County. Preston was dead on arrival at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Carr and Campbell were taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition, but were later transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

Funeral services for Charles William “Bill” Preston, 61, of route 1, Louisa will be conducted today, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Preston died Friday, Aug 4 in Floyd County, KY, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Mar 1, 1928, Louisa, son of the late James H. and Delta Preston. Surviving are 5 sisters, Eula P. Hall and Aileen Lindsey both of Wilmington, NC, Mrs. John Hagaman of Ashland, KY, Mrs. George Hagaman, Louisa, Mrs. Russell Kelly, Annapolis, MD: 3 brothers: Herbert C. Preston and David V. Preston both of Columbus, OH and James P. Preston, Louisville, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

ROBINSON, Homer Elliott
1910-1989
Funeral services for Homer Elliott Robinson, 79, Lady Washington St., Louisa, were conducted Friday, Aug 25, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Frank Holbrook and Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Robinson died at his home on Wednesday, Aug 23. He was born Mar 2, 1910, in Elliott County, son of the late William Everett and Mollie Pennington Robinson. He was a retired farmer and oil gas driller and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. He owned his own business. Homer Robinson Drilling Company. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Vivian Gertrude Renfroe and Amanda Lucy Price and one brother, James E. Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Cochran Robinson; one daughter, Veletta Ann Robinson Moon, Louisa; 4 sisters, Lillian Opal Yoh, Charlotte, NC, Goldie Alice Holbrook, Laura Ellen McCoy, and Lora Rose, all of Ashland; 2 brothers, John W. Robinson, South Point, OH, George L. Robinson, Russell, KY; one grandson Robinson Todd Moon, Louisa; one granddaughter, Julianne Moon, Louisa, one great granddaughter Kristen Marie Moon, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

SALYERS, Betty (Bishop)
1932-1989
Mrs. Betty Bishop Salyers, 57, route 4, Louisa, passed away Friday, Aug 4 at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a sudden illness. She was born Mar 30, 1932, Blaine, KY, daughter of the late George and Lucy Bishop. She was a housewife. Surviving are her husband, Orvial Salyers, Jr.; 2 sisters, Katherine Bishop, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Christine Wellman, route 3, Louisa; 2 brothers: Jeffy Bishop and Donald Bishop, both of Blaine, KY; 3 half brother: Nelson Thompson, Cherokee, KY, Lucien Thompson, Columbus, OH, Forrest Thompson, Paducah, KY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug 6, at Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1989

SAMSON, Hobart
1896-1989
Hobart Samson, 92, of Pittsburgh, PA died Thursday Jul 27 in West Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh following an extended illness. Mr. Samson was born Sep 12, 1896, in Portsmouth, OH, son of the late John L. and Susan Durant Samson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Thompson Samson. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday Aug 4 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Thomas Jones and Rev. Jack Randey. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

SHORT, Robert J.
1934-1989
Robert J. Short, 55, route 1, Crum, WV, died Tuesday, Aug 22, at Grundy, WV. He was born Jan 9, 1934, Wayne County, WV, son of Harvey and Mary Jane Williamson Short. Mr. Short was employed at N & W Railroad and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Chaffin Short, 4 sisters, Mrs. Violet O. Copley, Fort Gay, WV, Mrs. Virginia L. Woods, Wilmington, OH, Mrs. Alene Robinson, Lima, OH, and Mrs. Irene Nedleman, Tamaray, FL; 2 brothers, James W. Short, Waverly, OH and William H. Short, Petersburg, VA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug 26 at Webb Community Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Kimbell Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1989

SPILLMAN, Manley
1917-1989
Funeral services for Manley Spillman, 72, Columbus, OH, were conducted Thursday, Jul 6 at Parson Baptist Church, 3930 Parsons Ave. by the Rev. Terry Jessie. Burial was in Arlington Memory Gardens. Mr. Spillman was born Sep 12, 1917, in Lawrence County, KY, son of the late Carr and Effie (Spillman) Spillman. Mr. Spillman retired from Buckeye Steel Casting Co. after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, member of Parsons Ave. Baptist church and the American Legion Post 144. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Prince Spillman, one son, Robert (Janet) Spillman, Crooksville, OH, 4 daughters, Karen (David) Osborne, Grove City, OH, Lynette Prince, Effie Spillman and Mary Spillman, Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Lonnie Spillman, Lawrence county, KY, Joe Spillman, Delaware, OH, and Carl Spillman, Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Nannie Spillman McCormick, Huntington and Ruth Spillman Adkins, Louisa and 4 grandchildren, Tonya and Brian Osborne, Dustin and Robert Spillman, II; also several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

WELLMAN, Arnold
1923-1989
Funeral services for Arnold Wellman, 66, of 600 Pollard Road, Ashland, were conducted Saturday, Jul 22 at the Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, by the Rev. Paul N. Clark. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Mr. Wellman died Wednesday Jul 19, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Huntington, WV, following a long illness. He was born Apr 11, 1923, at Webbville, son of the late John and Susie Bates Wellman. He was a retired employee of the Lawrence County School system and the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, a member of the White Oak Chapel in Greenup County, and the American Legion Post 76 of Ashland. He moved from Webbville to the Ashland area 22 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Trilba Hughes Wellman; one daughter, Jerrie Fyffe, Ashland, a stepson, Donald Hensley, Madison, OH, one brother, Dave Wellman, Springfield, OH; 3 sisters, Sadie Griffith, Mt. Sterling, OH, Esta Boggs, Columbus, OH, and Elta Kitchen, South Vienna, OH; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1989

WILBUR, Effie Florence (Wooten)
1898-1989
Funeral services for Effie Florence Wilbur, 90, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jul 30, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Earl Meade and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Wilbur died Thursday, Jul 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born Aug 14, 1898, in Glenhayes, WV, daughter of the late Thomas and Mariah Emily Chapman Wooten. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Wilbur died in 1953. Survivors include 3 sons, Hubert Stepp, Bluefield, WV, Clarence Wilbur, Ashland, Larry Wilbur, Clinton, MI; 3 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Preston, Louisa, Gladys Marsh, West Palm Beach, FL and Gaynell Blakley, Ypsilanti, MI; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Miller of Florida, Annie Preston, Louisa, and Lydia Fraley, California; one step daughter, Marie Galletta, Aliquippa, PA; 26 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

WRIGHT, Edith Marie (York)
1919-1989
Funeral services for Edith Marie York Wright, 70, of route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jul 30 at Smith Chapel Church by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Thursday, Jul 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born Mar 22, 1919, in Hardy, KY, daughter of the late Mont and Cora Jane Roberts York. Survivors include her husband, John Cecil Wright, a daughter: Mrs. Dorothy Mae Moore Frye, Logan, WV, 3 sisters: Virginia York Bailey, route 2, Louisa; Helen York Sammons, Pataskala, OH, Emogene York Sammons, Gahanna, OH, a brother: James Clifford York, Tacoma, WA; 3 granddaughters, 4 great grandsons. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1989

YOUNG, Taylor
1922-1989
Taylor H. Young, 67, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Saturday Aug 5, at Doctor’s Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Young was born Apr 6, 1922 at Houckville, a son of the late Morton Harrison and Chloe Castle Young. He was a retired employee of White-Westinghouse of Columbus and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Webster  Young; one daughter, Brenda RowLee of Grove City, OH; 2 sons, Darrell and Ronald both of Columbus; 2 brothers, Jesse Young of Denton, KY and Donald Young of Newport, TN; 3 sisters, Ethel Bays of Webbville, Ellen and Velma Young, of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 8 at the Miller Funeral Home in Grove City by the Rev. Kevin Behrer. Military rites and burial was in Grove City Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1989

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SEPTEMBER

BLEVINS, Hazel (Moore)
1904-1989
Funeral services for Hazel Moore Blevins, 85, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted Thursday, Sep 21 at 2 p.m. at the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hamilton Community Cemetery. Mrs. Blevins died Monday, Sep 18 at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Jun 19, 1904, Catlettsburg, KY, daughter of the late Lillie Moore Lawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Blevins, who died in 1976. Mrs. Blevins was a housewife and a member of the Salt Petre Community Church. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Opal Robertson, Radnor, WV, Mrs. Birdie McMillan, Elyria, OH, Mrs. Barbara Eden, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Lorana Knipp, Berea, OH, Mrs. Ethel Artrip, Brunswick, OH; 5 sons: Frank Blevins and Chester Blevins both of Fort Gay, Russell Blevins, Medina, OH, James Elza Blevins, Catlettsburg, KY, Ray Blevins, Berea, OH; a half sister and 2 half brothers; 39 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1989

BRAGG, Allen
1939-1989
Funeral services for Allen Bragg, 50, of Louisville, KY, were conducted Monday, Sep 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mathew Adams. Burial was in Mill’s Cemetery. Mr. Bragg died Friday, Sep 22 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born Jun 18, 1939 in Metcalfe County, son of Nora England Bragg and the late Parvin Bragg. He was a member of the Pond Creek Baptist Church. He was a security guard at Hall Security. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Crowe Bragg, one daughter, Penny Parrott, Fort Gay; one son, Jerry Bragg, Louisville; one sister, Leona Lobb of Louisville; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1989

BROWN, Theodore
1919-1989
Theodore Brown, 70, Lowmansville, KY, died Friday, Sep 15, at his home. Mr. Brown was born Jul 7, 1919, Greenup, son of the late Daniel and Georgina Allen Brown. His wife, Mrs. Maxine White Brown, died in 1982. He was a retired steelworker from Midland Steel Corp. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sheila K. Stevens, Lowmansville and Marquita Asher, Dillsboro, IN; 4 sisters, Lizzie Justice, Ida Logan, and Martha Logan, all of Ohio, and Jude Palmer, Kentucky; one brother, Robert Brown, Ashland and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Sep 18 at Young Funeral Home by Jimmy Bevins, minister. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery at Moundsville, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1989

JOHNS, Charles
1912-1989
Funeral services for Charles Johns, 76, 127 Rice Street, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Sep 3, at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Tim York. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Johns died Thursday, Aug 31 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington following a short illness. He was born Sep 10, 1912 in Louisa, son of the late Martin L. Johns and Lockie Russell Damron. He was a retired loan officer from the First National Bank of Louisa, member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Deacon, member of IOOF Lodge #270, Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 F & AM and a member of the Humana Seniors Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Fraley, Martha; 2 sisters, Claudia Adkins, Apple Crest, OH and Louise White, Dayton, OH; one brother, Clyde Johns, Sr., Louisa; 2 granddaughters, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1989

JONES, Frances
1906-1989
Frances Jones, 82, of Potters was dead on arrival Thursday, Sep 7 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Miss Jones was born Dec 7, 1906 in Potters, a daughter of the late James E. and Ollie Caines Jones. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church; the Rebekah Lodge, Louisa Chapter, Harmony Court No. 11, Order of Amaranth, Ashland Shrine No. 7, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, for over 40 years, and the Lawrence County Democrat Woman’s Club and was a Kentucky colonel. Miss Jones had also been a member of the Louisa Order of Eastern star, Chapter 292, since 1927 and had served as the chapter’s treasurer for over 30 years.  Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. W. H. (Herma) McGuire of Catlettsburg, Mrs. W. G. (Augusteen) Crutchfield of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Blanche Hosack of Tucson, AZ, and Mrs. Elmer A. (Esther) Irby of South Point, OH; and 14 nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 10 at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand and the Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1989

PATTON, Cecil
1917-1989
Cecil Patton, 72, South Jefferson Street, Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, after an extended illness. Mr. Patton was born Aug 10, 1917, Paintsville, KY, son of the late Lonnie Patton and the late Mint Dills Patton. Mr. Patton was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his stepmother, Crilda Crabtree Patton; his wife, Nancy Frasher, Patton, Louisa; a daughter: Linda Blevins, Louisa; 8 sisters: Mrs. Carol Johnson, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Mae Rissmiller, New Palistine, IN, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mrs. Nancy Lemaster, Susie Patton all of Louisa, Mrs. Joan Wright, Houston, TX, Mrs. Betty Cooper, Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Speakman, Plain City, OH, 3 brothers: John Tom Patton, Dayton, OH, Bobby Patton, Chesapeake, VA, Lonnie Patton, Louisa, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sep 15, a the First United Methodist Church by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1989

PERRY, George O.
1902-1989
Funeral services for George O. Perry, 87 Perry St., Louisa, will be conducted today, Wednesday, 10:30 at the Young Funeral Home by Kelly Castle, minister. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Perry died Saturday, Sep 16, at his home. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Eloise Estepp and one son, Earnest C. Perry. He was born Apr 24, 1902, Lost Creek, WV, son of the late George W. and Loucynthia Noe Perry.  He was a retired brakeman for the N & W Railroad Co. and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Mastin Perry; 3 daughters, Betty Frum,
Biloxi, Miss., Virginia Gill, Natchez, Miss., and Carol Coverdale, London, OH; 3 sons, Roy L. Perry, Las Cruces, NM, Dennis W. Perry, Augusta, GA, and George Perry, Jr., Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Lona Sammons, Florida and Sadie Riggs, Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1989

PICKRELL, James Robert
1916-1989
James Robert Pickrell, 73, of 2107 Hilton Avenue, Ashland, died Saturday, Sep 9 in King’s Daughter’s Medical Center. Mr. Pickrell was born Mar 1, 1916 in Kermit WV, a  son of the late Delbert and Lillian Hester Pickrell. He was a retired Greyhound Bus Company driver for 47 years, a member of the First United Methodist church, the Ashland Elks Lodge 350, American Legion Post 76, and the Amalgamated Transit Union 1613. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Kentucky colonel.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Rae Stone Pickrell, 4 daughters, Linda Ray Potter of Alexandria, VA, Mrs. William (Carole) McCoy of Greenup, Donna Jenkins of West Palm Beach, FL, and Anette Worland of Ashland; 3 brothers, Bernard Pickrell and Ernest Ray Pickrell, both of Tampa, FL and Charles Edward Pickrell of Monroe, MI; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren The funeral was conducted Tuesday Sep 12 at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by Dr. Charles Turkington. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1989

SMITH, Jay B.
1900-1989
Funeral services for former Louisa Jay B. Smith, 88, of London, OH will be conducted today, Sep 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Smith died Sunday, Sep 10 in Osborne Nursing Home, London, OH. He was born Sep 29, 1900, son of the late D. M. and Anna Roberts Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of the IOOF and a WW I Army veteran. His wife, Virginia Carroll, died in 1964. Surviving are 5 sons, Willie E. Smith, Columbus, OH, James C. Smith, Columbus, OH, Keith Smith, Louisa, Randell Carroll Smith, Upland, IN, Joe C. Smith, London, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Glenna S. Smith, Swazey, IN; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Holbrook, route 4, Louisa, and Elizabeth Williams, Crestview, FL; 3 brothers,  Ed Smith, route 3, Louisa, Randell Smith, route 3 Louisa, and Fred Smith, Rockdale, KY; 24 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1989

THOMASON, Connie Lou (Puskas)
1943-1989
Connie Lou Thomason, 46, Flat Rock, MI, died Wednesday, Sep 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington following an extended illness. Mrs. Thomason was born Aug 28, 1943 in Logan, WV, daughter of Lucille Maynard Puskas, route 2, Fort Gay, and the late Louie Puskas. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Harrison. Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Larry P. Thomason; 4 daughters, Yvonne Thomason, Riverview, MI, Mrs. Laura Crosby, Brownstown Township, MI, Mrs. Rhonda Rigdon, Detroit, MI and Mrs. Kimberly Roscoe, Flat Rock, MI; one son, Larry Todd Thomason, Flat Rock, MI; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Powell, Taylor, MI; one brother, Louie Edward Puskas, Groveland, FL and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Sep 23 at Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Ronnie Maynard. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1989

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OCTOBER

BENNETT,, Mona (Fyffe)
1908-1989
Funeral services for Mona Fyffe Bennett, 81, of Ashland, were conducted Saturday, Oct 21 at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Harold Cathey. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett died Wednesday, Oct 18, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. She was born Aug 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, daughter of Melvin and Mary Alice Jenkins Fyffe. Her husband, Dr. Stanley O. Bennett, died in 1966. She was a member of the Unity Baptist church and the South Ashland Homemakers Club. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Faye Bennett of Johnson City, TN; a sister, Hazel Tackett of Olive Hill; a brother, Paul Fyffe of Marion, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

BOGGS, Nora (Gartin)
1896-1989
Funeral services for Nora Gartin Boggs, 92, Louisa, who died Tuesday, Oct 10, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, of an extended illness were conducted Friday Oct 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born Oct 27, 1896, at Blaine, KY, daughter of the late Elijah and Rachel Justice Gartin. She is survived by one son in law, Grover C. Fannin, East Bank, WV and one niece. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1989

CHURCH, James
1916-1989
James Church, 72, of 1013 W.. New Buckley Road, Ashland, died Tuesday, Oct 17, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Church was born Nov 15, 1916 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Flora Murphy Church. He was a retired laborer, timberman and coal miner, an Army veteran, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Rice Church; a foster daughter, Anna Mae Church of Wellston, OH; a foster son, Timothy Church of Ashland; 2 brothers, Clyde Church of Ashland and Jack Church of Catlettsburg; 5 sisters Harriett Lee Jordan of Louisa, Goldie West and Wilma Reed, both of Ashland, Emma Marik of Dayton, OH and Phyllis Rice of Rush and 4 grandchildren. the funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 20 at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by J. B. Wright, minister. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery at Ashland. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

COFFEY, Walden R.
1920-1989
Walden R. Coffey, 69, of route 4, Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 17, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, following a long illness. Mr. Coffey was born May 6, 1920, in Lawrence County, son of Laura Murphy Coffey, route 4, Louisa and the late W. D. Coffey. He was a laborer at Armco for 37 years. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Edith Evelyn Coffey, route 4, Louisa, 2 daughters, Linda Pickett, Ashland, and Ruth Cline, Columbus, OH, 3 sons, Robert E. Coffey, Derifield, MI, James E. Coffey, Ypsilanti, MI, Paul R. Coffey, Louisa, one brother, Chester Coffey, Columbus, OH; 8 sisters, Garnett Cooksey, Flatwoods, Wilda Frazier, Rush, KY, Irene McCalvin, Ashland, KY, Mary Hicks, Ashland, Lorene May and Geneva Hughes both of Columbus, Elba Ward, Marion, OH, Lillie Jean Bowling, Circleville, OH; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in C. M. Ball Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

COOK, Jerry Lee
1957-1989
Funeral services for Jerry Lee Cook, 32, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted today, Wednesday, Oct 25, at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Cook died Saturday, Oct 21 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, following a sudden illness. He was born Aug 1, 1957 in Louisa, son of Olie and Norma Preston Cook. He was a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a Ferrell Gas truck driver. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Vinnie Ann Pigg Cook; route 1, Louisa, 2 sons, Jerry Allen Cook and Bryan Lee Cook, both at home; 6 brothers, Robert Cook, route 1, Louisa; Mitchell Cook, Darbydale, OH, Dean Cook, route 1, Louisa, Eugene Cook, Terry Cook, Richard Cook, all of South Shore, KY; several nieces and nephews, paternal grandparents: Callihan and Gurtie Cook, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

CORRELL, J. Jonita (Fraley)
1933-1989
J. Jonita Correll, 56, of 618 N. Lock Ave., Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 27, at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Correll was born Feb 10, 1933 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Albert and Effie Sammons Fraley. She attended the Friendship United Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, James N. Correll; 3 daughters, Mrs. Nancy Sue Cave, Severn, MD, Mrs. Ethel Mae Eblin, Waverly, OH, Mrs. Jackie Kingrey, Columbus, OH; 2 step daughters: Mrs. Janice Raines and Mrs. Nancy Nance both of White Pine, TN, 2 step sons: Richard Correll and Teddy Correll both of White Pine, TN;  8 sisters, Inez Perry, of Ashland, Zib Hanshaw of Fort Gay, WV, Hazel Robertson of Galena, OH, Rose Ferguson of Kenova, WV, Verne Witt of Delbarton, WV, Rita Burchette of Jackson, OH and Edith Hanshaw and Angey Hammonds both of Louisa, 4 brothers, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, John Fraley of Fort Gay, Leon Fraley of San Antonio, TX and Boyce Fraley of Plain City, OH; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.  The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 1 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1989

CYRUS, Raymond
1910-1989
Raymond Cyrus, 79, route 1, Louisa, died Monday, Oct 16, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. He was born Jun 27, 1910, Louisa, son of the late Joseph Morgan and Sarah Hayes Cyrus. He was retired from Columbia Gas, school bus driver and a night watchman. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Cyrus, Louisa; 6 daughters, Sarah Virginia Phillips, Columbus, OH, Betty June Clevenger, Huntington, Violet Darlene Collins, Flatwoods, KY; Jo Ann Bradley, Sue Karen Maynard, both of Louisa, Frieda Cyrus, Lexington, 2 sons, Jim Cyrus, Louisa, Rick Cyrus, Lexington; 2 sisters, Irene Muncy, St. Petersburg, FL and Robert Loar, Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, at 2 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddy Gandy and Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial will be in Cyrus Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1989

DEMOREST, Patrick Allen, Sr.
1953-1989
Patrick Allen Demorest, Sr., 36, of Blaine, died Tuesday, Oct 17 in Ashland. Mr. Demorest was born Aug 15, 1953 in Columbus, OH, son of Nancy M. Cash and the late James Allen Demorest. He was a construction worker, a member of Little Paint United Baptist Church and an U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Demorest; a daughter: Laurie Demorest; 2 sons: Patrick, Jr. and Corey Michael Demorest all at home; mother: Mrs. Nancy M. Demorest, Mesquite, TX; 2 sisters: Jeannie Westenberger, Mesquite, TX and Suzie Palermini, Columbus, OH, 2 brothers: James Demorest and Daniel Demorest both of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews; father in law and mother in law: Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Lester of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct 20 at Little Paint United Baptist Church in Johnson County by the Revs. Phillip Caudill, Wayne Rigsby and Benny Salyers. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News. Oct 25, 1989

GIBSON, Ramona (Cordle)
1929-1989
Funeral services for Ramona Cordle Gibson, 60, formerly of Lawrence County, were held at the Schoedinger Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery at Columbus. She passed away at her home in Columbus, Thursday, Oct 5. She was born Apr 14, 1929 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Jesse M. and Eva Dixon Cordle. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Motors in Columbus, OH. Surviving are her husband, James Gibson; 2 brothers, Hershel Cordle and Willis Cordle, both of Berlin Heights, OH, 2 sisters, Felcia Prichard of Columbus and Mary Cordle of Blaine and 3 nephews.  
Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1989

GRIFFITH, Audie Ellen (Boggs)
1915-1989
Lawrence County native, Audie Ellen Griffith, 74, Reynoldsburg, OH, died Wednesday, Oct 11 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Mrs. Griffith was born Apr 7, 1915 at Martha, KY, daughter of the late Hannibal and Cora Boggs. Surviving are her husband, of 54 years Bernard Griffith; one son, Don Griffith, Etna, OH, one daughter Myrt Thrackmorton, Reynoldsburg; 2 brothers, Beecher Arnold Boggs, Colorado and Russell Boggs, Elkhorn City, KY; one sister, Sylvia Kelly, Springfield, OH; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 14 at Cotner Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg by the Rev. Kenneth Evans. Burial was in Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1989

KIRK, James Douglas
1961-1989
Graveside services for James Douglas Kirk, 28, of Grove City, OH, were conducted Sunday, Oct 22 at Branham Cemetery, route 5, Louisa, by the Rev. Bromley Marcum. Mr. Kirk died Wednesday, Oct 18 in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, OH, following a sudden illness. He was born Apr 21, 1961, in Toledo, OH, son of Betty Doyle Kirk and the late Henry Kirk Jr. He was a drywall installer. Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, John Kirk, Grove City, 3 sisters, Teresa Wilson, Orient, OH, Julie Charles, Grove City, and Rhonda Duke, Columbus, and paternal grandfather, Henry Kirk, Sr., of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

KITCHEN, Tivis
1906-1989
Tivis Kitchen, 83, Louisa, passed away Saturday, Sep 30, at the VA Hospital in Huntington, WV, following a long illness. He was born Jul 10, 1906, at Gladys, KY, son of the late Cornelius and Emily Jane Wright Kitchen. He was a self-employed painter, World War II veteran, member of the W. O. Johnson Post 89 and American Legion. Survivors include one daughter, Garnet Sue Hawkins, Columbus, OH; one sister, Flossie Chaffin, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home on Monday, Oct 2 by the Rev. Kenneth Wright and Rev. Jim Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1989

MURPHY, Paul E.
1914-1989
Lawrence County native, Paul E. Murphy, 75, Friendship Road, Catlettsburg, passed away Saturday, Oct 14 at VA Medical Center, Huntington. Mr. Murphy was born Jun 28, 1914 in Lawrence County, son of the late Harlan and Lula Church Murphy. He was a dozer operator and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Opal Murphy, Catlettsburg; 7 daughters, Margaret Hood, Key West, FL, Frances Napier, Woodbridge, VA, Nella Stewart, Loretta Runyon, both of Ashland, Brenda Galloway, Geneva, IN, Sharon Rice and Roberta McKenzie both of Catlettsburg; 5 sons, Sylvester Murphy, Germany, Paul R. Murphy, Geneva, IN, David Murphy, Mike Murphy and Richard Murphy, all of Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Moore, Greenup, Imogene McDaniels, Raceland, and Lucille Burchett, Louisa; 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 18 at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Roger Wireman. Burial was in the Murphy Cemetery, route 1, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

PELPHREY, Garrett
1911-1989
Garrett Pelphrey, 78, of Martha, died Monday, Oct 16 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Pelphrey was born Sep 3, 1911, in Johnson County, a son of the late Grant “Dock” and Cindy Ward Pelphrey. He was a retired field worker for Ashland Oil Inc and a member of the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Kelly Pelphrey, one son, Paul R. Pelphrey of Keaton; one daughter, Joyce Wheeler of Johnstown, OH; 2 brothers, David Pelphrey and Benjamin Pelphrey both of Findley, OH; 4 sisters, Cordia Gardner, June May Pelphrey, and Cora B. Setser all of Findlay and Martha Ann Porter of Mesa, AZ; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 19 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by J. T. Bailey, Paul Keaton and Kenneth Ray Sturgill, ministers. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Garden in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

PRICE, Don Juan
1929-1989
Louisa native, Don Juan Price, 59, Norfolk, VA passed away Sunday, Oct 8 in Depaul Hospital, Norfolk. He was born Oct 25, 1929 at Louisa, son of the late Earnest Price and the late Nellie Wilson Scoblic. He was a member of the Baptist Church and American Legion Post 60. Surviving are five step sisters, Therese Scott, Norfolk, Ruth Jones, Farmville, VA, Mary Peco, Fredricksburg, VA, Wanda Brooks, Virginia Beach, VA, and Peggy Griffin, Portsmouth, VA; one step brother, Milton Scoblic, Phoenix, VA Holloman Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1989

SULLIVAN, Bessie (Pack-Harrison)
1917-1989
Bessie Harrison Sullivan, 71, route 1, Louisa, passed away Saturday, Oct 14, at her home of an extended illness. She was born Nov 29, 1917 in Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Stanley Pack and Victoria Lewis Pack. She was preceded in death by one son, Richardson Harrison. Mrs. Sullivan was a cook for Marshall University for 14 years and a member of Faith Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, William Sullivan; 3 daughters, Sheila Watts, Wilma Adkins, both of Louisa, Francis Jones, Indiana; one son, Samie Pack, Houston, TX; one brother, Lucian Pack, Mill Creek, WV; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 3 step children, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kennith Wright. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1989

THOMPSON, Alka (Miller)
1913-1989
Funeral services for Alka Thompson, 76, of Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Oct 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev.. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Thompson died Friday, Oct 20, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born Aug 28, 1913, daughter of the late George and Dora Pack Miller. She was a member of the Westwood United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Perry of Louisa; one brother, Raymond Miller, Columbus, OH, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

WILLIAMS, George Eugene
1952-1989
Funeral services for George Eugene Williams, 37, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Oct 23, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Douglas Kelley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Williams died Friday, Oct 20 at UK Hospital in Lexington of a sudden illness. He was born Sep 11, 1952, son of Curt and Hattie Hensley Williams, Louisa. He was an employee of CSX and worked at the Raceland Car Shop and a member of Belle’s Chapel Freewill Church and AF of L. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Carolyn Hughes Williams, 2 sons, George Williams, Jr., and Joseph Edward Williams, both at home; 4 sisters, Sandra Daniels, Paintsville, Judy Jarrell, Rittman, OH, Bonnie Williams and Carolyn Salyer, both of Louisa; and one brother, Kirby D. Williams, North Carolina. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1989

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NOVEMBER

ADAMS, Mary Delilie (Shannon)
1896-1989
Route 1, Louisa resident, Mary Delilie Shannon Adams, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov 9 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born Sep 27, 1896, route 1, Louisa, daughter of the late Harry and Sally Cox Shannon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Adams, who died in 1962. She was a housewife and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov 12 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Grethel A. Jones and Mrs. Carl (Stella) Pennington both of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Tom (Joy) Frazier, Savannah, GA; 5 sons: Lucian Adams, Louisville, KY, Howard Adams, Mexico Beach, FL, David Adams, Sneads, FL, Lawrence Adams, Auburndale, FL, Jody R. Adams, Worthington, KY; 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1989

BRADLEY, John Gay
1905-1989
Funeral services for John Gay Bradley, 84, Lexington Ave., Ashland, KY, were conducted Monday, Nov 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Bradley died Friday, Nov 10 at Elmwood Village Nursing Home of an extended illness. He was born Nov 3, 1905, Fallsburg, KY, son of the late Landen and Drucie Shortridge Bradley. Mr. Bradley was a retired school teacher of the Lawrence, Body, and Greenup county schools with 45 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adah Louise Childers Bradley. Survivors include a daughter: Doris Mathews, Columbus, OH, a son: John L. Bradley, Ashland, KY; 2 sisters: Shirley Iona Alexander, Ashland, and Jessie Elizabeth Trader, Kenova, WV; a brother: Vinson Bradley, star route, Louisa; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1989

CARTER, Arlie Randall
1911-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Arlie Randall Carter, 78, Columbus, OH, were conducted Nov 25 at the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Carter died Nov 22 in Columbus. He was born Apr 27, 1911 in Louisa, son of the late Martin and Lizie Jane Burchett Carter. His wife, Lena Carter died in Jun 1988. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 195 of Louisa F & AM and Carter’s Chapel Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are one son, Joseph Carter, Gallipolis, OH, 2 daughters, Barbara Bryant, Tennessee, and Carollette Young of Columbus; 2 sisters, Phoebe Hayes, Tennessee and Gypsie Pack of Grove City; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

CASTLE, Goldie Marie (Miller)
1920-1989
Goldia Marie Castle, 69, Ulysses, died Friday, Nov 17 at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born Jun 20 1920 at Georges Creek, KY, daughter of the late John C. and Gertrude Hinkle Miller. Surviving are her husband, Arlie Castle, Ulysses; a son: Ernest Ray Castle, Ulysses, a daughter: Sue Hinkle, Crestline, OH; 3 sisters: Miss Garnet Miller, Mrs. Louise Daniels and Mrs. Polina Stacy all of Columbus, OH; a brother: John "Wes" Miller, Ulysses; 3 grandsons.  Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov 20, at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jimmie Bevins, Rev. Gallie Isaac, and Bro. Charles Conley. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

COBURN, Darrell Lee
1964-1989
Darrell Lee Coburn, 25, route 2, Louisa, was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa, Thursday, Nov 9, of an accidental hanging. He was born Feb 4, 1964, Louisa, son of Silas J. and Wilma F. Hardwick Coburn, route 4, Louisa. He was owner and operator of Dru’s Bottle Gas in Louisa. Funeral services were held  Monday, Nov 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chuck Blair with burial in the Coburn family cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Diane Frazier, Ashland, one brother, Deron Coburn, at home; 2 half brothers, Danny Coburn and David Coburn, both of Blacksburg, VA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1989

CUPP, Ollie M. (Thompson-Davis)
1905-1989
Ollie M. Davis Cupp, 84, of Sandusky, OH, formerly of Ulysses, died Saturday, Oct 287 in Sandusky of an extended illness. Mrs. Cupp was born Aug 20, 1905, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Matthew and Rose Borders Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel B. Davis, who died in 1953. She was a housewife and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Ella Faye) Blackburn, Fostoria, OH, Mrs. Curtis (Lillian) County, Sandusky, OH; 4 sons: Kenneth Young, Sandusky, OH, Clyde Davis, Columbiana, OH, Charles Davis, Sandusky, Richard Davis, Lincoln Park, MI; a sister: Terie Castle, Norwalk, OH; 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 31 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens and Eugene Bryant. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1989

ELLIS, Nell (McKenzie-Riffe)
1910-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Nell McKenzie Riffe Ellis, 79, Pensacola, FL, were conducted Thursday, Oct 26, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Ellis died Monday, Oct 23 at home. She was born Jan 11, 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, daughter of the late John J. and Rebecca Rittenberry McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Heber Riffe, who died in 1972 and her second husband, Theodore Ellis, who died in 1982. She was a member of the Green Valley Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Riffe, Pensacola, FL, 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Diamond, Louisa and Mrs. Judy Kitchen, Pensacola, FL; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Lois Carey, Lancaster, OH and Mrs. Ethel Ann Bowman, Lancaster, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Holt, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Young, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Ethel Markle, Canal Fulton, OH, Mrs. Allyene Shall, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Mrs. Betty Parker, West Portsmouth, OH; 3 brothers, Charles McKenzie, Fairborn, OH, Homer McKenzie, Texas and Earl McKenzie, Toledo, OH; 15 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 15, 1989

FISHER, Michelle Renee
1971-1989
A former Lawrence County resident Michelle Renee (Shelley) Fisher of Montross, VA, died Oct 27 in Washington D. C. from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born Aug 25, 1971 in Louisa, the daughter of Dana and Frankie Adams Fisher of Montross. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Worth and Jessie Adams, Ulysses, KY. Ms. Fisher was a business management student at Rappahamock College of Warsaw, VA. Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Roger Fisher, one sister, Nikki Fisher, both of Montross; one half sister, Denise Flannery, Warren, OH; paternal grandmother, Daisy Fisher, North Bloomingfield, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 30, at Dood Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, WV. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1989

JARRELL, Ruby Nadine
Ruby Nadine Jarrell, 49, of Sugar Grove, died recently in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Sugar Grove. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Jarrell; one daughter and son in law, Lisa L. and Jeffrey Drake of Sugar Grove; one son and daughter in law, Ralph D. and Susan Jarrell of Sugar Grove; 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Coleman Perry and Jim Perry, both of Louisa and John Perry, of Cleveland, NC; 5 sisters, Janice Winn of Plain City, OH, Gladys Ratliff of Dinwiddie, VA, Rose Wiseman of Columbus, Charlene Salyer and Drema Phelps, both of Louisa and 5 uncles and 2 aunts. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

JOHNS, Hazel (Lyon)
1914-1989
Hazel Lyon Johns, 75, Rice Street, Louisa, passed away Monday, Nov 27, at St. Clair Hospital, Morehead. She was born Jul 19, 1914 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Proctor and Esta Gillum Lyon. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, member of the Order of Eastern Star #292 and Rebekah Betsy Ross Lodge #95, Louisa; a clerk at Lyon Hardware & Furniture and also worked for the Lawrence County Board of Education. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Fraley, Martha; one brother, Manuel Lyon, Cincinnati, OH; 2 granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church Building and Lot Fund. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

JORDAN, Josephine (McKenzie)
1917-1989
Funeral services for Josephine Jordan, 72, of Louisa, were conducted Monday, Oct 30, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Daniel Parker. Burial was in Yatesville Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died Thursday, Oct 26 at Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. She was born Jul 21, 1917 at Lilley Chapel, OHH, daughter of Mary Love McKenzie of Columbus, OH and the late William Logan McKenzie. She was a member of the Delray Road Church of Christ in Christian Union. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Minuard Jordan; 2 daughters, Frances Prince of Adams, and Carolyn Sue Jordan Swihart, Waldo, OH: 4 sons, Harry Jordan, Grants, NM, Joseph Jordan, Logan, OH, Paul Jordan, Cincinnati,OH and Beryl Jordan, Maryville, MO; 5 sisters, Lizzie Upperman, Hilliard, OH, Georgia Seitz, Rosie Eagleston, Martha Kauser and Betty Topping all of Columbus, OH; one brother, Richard McKenzie, Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren; one great grandchild; 5 step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1989

LYCAN, Clarence W.
1918-1989
Clarence W. Lycan, 71, route 1, Prichard, WV, died Sunday, Nov 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Lycan was born Sep 23, 1918 in Fort Gay, son of the late Consie and Louary Wilson Lycan. He was retired from the Nickel Plant, Inco. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Letta Hatten, Rittman, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Collinsworth, Vandalia, OH; one  brother, Consie Lycan, Jr., route 1, Prichard, WV; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov 28 at Big Hurricane Baptist Church route 1, Prichard, by the Rev. Larry Murphy. Burial was in Lycan Cemetery, Prichard. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 19

MAXIE, Robert Isaac, Jr.
1953-1989
Funeral services for Robert Isaac Maxie, Jr., 35, of Martha, were conducted Friday, Nov 10, at Paint Valley Church by the Rev. John Pelphrey and Rev. James Runyon, Burial was in Dobyns Cemetery, Martha. Mr. Maxie died Tuesday, Nov 7, following a sudden illness. He was born Dec 21, 1953, in Martha, son of Robert and Millie Gillium Maxie. He was a member of the Paint Valley Church, Relief, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Elizabeth Eldridge; 3 daughters, Kathy M. Maxie, Martha, Mary Maxie and Margaret Maxie both at home; one son, Bobby Maxie at home; 5 brothers, Moses Maxie, Jackson Maxie, John Maxie, Ernest Maxie and Emerson Maxie all of Martha; 8 sisters, Cora Maxie, Sylvia Jean Eldridge, Dorothy Eldridge, Pearlie Eldridge, Leoala Caskie, Bessie Sparks and Dixie Maxie, all of Martha and Loraine Caskie of Mazie. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1989

MAYNARD, Billy
A 17 year old West Virginia youth was killed Thursday when the truck he was driving swerved on KY 3 four miles south of Louisa and slammed into a telephone pole, according to state police in Ashland. Billy Maynard of Crum, WV died about 2 p. when he failed to negotiate a curve on the highway and ran off the road at Quality Block. According to Kentucky State Police, Maynard’s truck ran off the right side of the road, went 200 feet, snapped off a telephone pole and then traveled another 100 feet before flipping onto its top. Maynard was taken to Humana Hospital-Louisa where he was pronounced dead. The sole passenger in the car, 39 year old Bobby Moore of Hood, was also taken to Humana Hospital before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Moore was listed in stable condition. Neither person was wearing a seat belt. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1989

MCKENZIE, Willard
1916-1989
Lawrence Countian, Willard McKenzie, 73, route 2, Louisa, passed away Wednesday, Oct 25 at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. He was born Apr 25, 1916, Torchlight, a son of the late Floyd and Lillie Jane Spence McKenzie. He was employed by C & O Railroad. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct 29 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Ratcliff and the Rev. Tommy Meade and Rev. William Teems. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery, route 2. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Pearl Smith McKenzie; 4 daughters: Mrs. Peggy Bowens, Denver, CO, Mrs. Alvalene Perry, Thompson, GA, Mrs. Wilma Jean Chapman, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Annie Marie Watts, Louisa; 3 sons: Bill McKenzie, route 4, Louisa, Carl McKenzie and Don McKenzie both of route 2, Louisa; 3 brothers: Edd McKenzie, Louisa, Lawrence McKenzie, Detroit, MI, Floyd McKenzie, Ohio; a half brother: Walter Williams, Chillicothe, OH; a sister: not named; 25 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1989

MEEK, Hubert C.
1908-1989
Hubert C. Meek, 81, route 1, Louisa, passed away Monday, Nov 20 at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of a sudden illness. He was  born Jul 8, 1908, Louisa, son of the late George and Lura Muncy Meek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Bowen Meek. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. Survivors include 3 daughters, Carrie Marie Cordial, Columbus, OH, Dorothy Jean Diamond, Dayton, OH, and Judy Lyons, Fayetteville, NC; 2 sons, Wayne Meek and Ben Meek, both of Columbus, one brother, Harlon Meek, route 1, Louisa; one sister, Aldeen Martin, route 1, Louisa; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Nov 23 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial will be in the Meek Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

MILLER, Minnie (Moore)
1897-1989
Minnie Moore Miller, 92, route 3, Louisa, passed away Thursday, Nov 2, at Humana Hospital—Louisa. She was born Oct 3, 1897, at Mattie, daughter of the late Buford Farris and Mary Thompson Moore. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Luther Moore, who died in 1967 and Levi miller, who died in 1985 and one daughter, Mary Lou Burton. She was a self-employed seamstress, a member of the Cando Freewill Baptist, Order of Eastern Star at Lowmansville and Mattie Community News reporter since Nov 15, 1916. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov 5 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev., John I. Fraley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Wendell B. Moore, Columbus, OH: one stepson, Jerome Miller, route 1, Louisa, 3 sisters, Mrs. C. J. (Stella) Pack, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Burns (Bertha) Ball, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Claud (Edith) Thompson, Columbus, 3 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Homer was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1989

MILLER, Thomas W.
1936-1989
Lawrence County native, Thomas W. Miller, Sr., 52, died recently in an accident at work. He was born Nov 27, 1936 in Louisa, son of the late Jarrett P. and Bertha Hayes Miller. He was a 20 year employee of Eastside Nursery and an active member of Groveport Home Group AA. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue, Groveport, sons and daughters in law, Danny and Marilyn Miller, Louisa, Arthur and Sharon Miller, Wooster, OH, and Thomas W. Miller, Jr., Groveport; daughters and sons in law, Retha and William Azbell, Glouster, OH, Debra and Everett Saunders, Wooster, Bonnie and Allen Elick, Breman, OH, adopted children, Angela (and Denny) Pruitt, Columbus, Beth and Kim Thompson, Groveport; 2 brothers, Charlie R. Miller and Gary Miller both  of Columbus, 5 sisters, Margaret, Donna, and Charlene all of Columbus, Darlene of Dayton, OH, Maryann Dinsmoor, Obetz, OH; 10 grandchildren, William, Joshua, Misty, Chad, Darrielle, Danny, Jr., Sabrina, Craig, Amanda and Barbara Ann; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The funeral was held at the Cook & Son, Chapman-Dalton Funeral Home. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

RATCLIFFE, Lauren Nicole
1989-1989
Lauren Nicole Ratcliffe, of Grove City, OH, was stillborn Nov 15, 1989, at Doctor’s Hospital North, Columbus, OH. Surviving are her parents, John William and Susan Joy Pavey Ratcliffe. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, Nov 19, at Derifield Cemetery, Clifford. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

SALYER, Ernie
1914-1989
Funeral services for Ernie Salyer, 75, Blaine, were conducted Friday, Nov 3, at Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. John Burch and Rev. Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Salyer family cemetery. He died Saturday, Oct 28 of an extended illness. He was born Jan 21, 1914, Flat Gap, KY, son of the late Isom and Tera Hatfield Salyer, He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Macy W. Salyer, a daughter: Laura Salyer, Louisa, 4 sons: George Salyer, Columbus, OH, David K. Salyer, Martha, KY, Bondie Salyer and Jim Salyer both of Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Pauline Stapleton, Detroit, MI; a brother: Ray Salyer, Richmond, KY; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wallace See, Coleman Perry, James Maynard, Logan Salyer, Keith Salyer and Doug Salyer. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 8, 1989

SHANNON, Byrd Hayes
1926-1989
Funeral services for Byrd Hayes Shannon, 63, of Louisa, will be conducted today, Wednesday, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Teddy Shannon. Burial will be in W. M. Shannon Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Miss Shannon died Monday, Nov 27, following an extended illness. She was born Apr 19, 1926 in Louisa, daughter of the late W. M. “Bill” and Mollie Lucinda “Blaine” Parker Shannon. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Chapman, Mechanicsburg, OH, Grace S. Wallace, Cincinnati, OH, Elizia Cochran and Ambia S. Preece, both of Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

SPARKS, Michael
1922-1989
Funeral services for Michael Sparks, 67, Orchard St. Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, Nov 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV. Mr. Sparks died Friday, Nov 24, in the VA Medical Center of an extended illness. He was born Jun 8, 1922, Grassy, WV, son of the late John and Mary Porter Sparks. He was a laborer and a WWII veteran. Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Faye Porter Sparks, Fort Gay; 4 daughters, Mischelle Cardwell, Huntington, Mary Dean, Martha Sparks, and Marcia  Thompson all of Fort Gay; one son, Michael Sparks, Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Perry, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ruth Wellman, Kenova, Mrs. Betty Sherman, Louisa, and Mrs. Juanita Humphreys, Pomeroy, OH; 3 brothers, William Sparks, Cleveland, OH, John W. Sparks, Kenova, and Charles Sparks, Proctorville, OH and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

TUCKER, Wallace V.
1921-1989
Fort Gay, WV resident, Wallace V. Tucker, 67, passed away Thursday, Nov 23, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. He was born Dec 12, 1921, in West Virginia, son of the late John Edward and Rose Vinson Tucker. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and a WW II veteran. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, Nov 26 by the Rev. Richard Maynard, Burial was in Tucker Cemetery. Survivors include 2 daughters, Wilma Johnson, Inez, and Rose Tucker, Fort Gay; 5 sons, James Tucker and Wallace Tucker, both of Fort Gay, Terry Tucker, and Ricky Tucker, both of Chesapeake, VA and Roger Tucker, Portsmouth, VA; 2 sisters and 2 brothers, and several grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1989

VANOVER, Mereidth
1908-1989
Funeral services for Meredith Vanover, 81, Martha were conducted Tuesday, Oct 31 at the Old Paint Baptist Church by the Rev. Paulie Keaton and Jerry Brown. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Martha. He died Saturday, Oct 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Mar 1m 1908 at Martha, a son of the late Ace and Nancy Scaggs Vanover. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Ferguson Vanover; a daughter: Phyllis Salyer, Columbus, OH, a son: Hobert Vanover, Minerva, OH; 3 brothers: Tommy Vanover, Martha, Virgil Vanover, Marysville, OH, Okie Vanover, Ohio, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1,1989

WEBB, Hager Lee
1917-1989
Hager Lee Webb, 72, Star Route Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 5 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital from an extended illness.. He was born Mar 25, 1917, Dennis, KY, son of the late Howard and Connie Scruggs Webb. Funeral services will be held today, Nov 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dennis Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in the Webb family cemetery. Survivors include 5 sisters, Mrs. Madge Anderson, Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Beulah Jean King, Creston, OH, Mrs. Eunice McCommas, Prichard, WV, Miss Mildred Webb, Portsmouth, OH, Miss Alta Webb, Star Route, Louisa, 4 brothers, Mason Webb, Paducah, KY, Phillip Webb, Keller, TX, Leonard Webb, and Everett Webb, both of Star Route, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1989

WORKMAN, Arlie  “Hoover”
1930-1989
Lawrence County Sheriff Arlie “Hoover” Workman died Sunday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell after an extended bout with cancer. Workman, 59, was recently elected to a second 4 year term as sheriff by defeating his Democratic challenger David Compton by 125 votes. Workman first assumed the duties of Lawrence County Sheriff when he was appointed to the position on Jan 3, 1983 by then County Judge-Executive Ray Williams. Workman was appointed to the position as a replacement for Leonard Adams, Jr. who was convicted of a misdemeanor while in office and was sentenced to a year in jail. Workman was elected that fall to fill the remainder of the term and then was re-elected to a 4 year term in Nov 1985. Workman was a Mason, a member of the Kentucky Sheriff’ Association and a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Jean Workman, 4 daughters: Mrs. Bonita Debord, Mrs. Rita Nolen, Mrs. Marilyn Sue Fairchild and Mrs. Myrice Wilks all of Louisa; 4 sons: Ronald Workman, Arlie Eugene Workman, Bobby Joe Workman, Larry Vessie Workman all of Louisa; 2 sisters: Opal Weidemire, Louisa and Edna Leitwein, Columbus, 3 brothers: Romie Workman, Louisa, Arnold Workman and Frank Workman both of Columbus; 12 grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. David Compton, the Democrat candidate in the Nov 7 General Election, was appointed to the position of sheriff Monday and will serve in that capacity until Workman’s present term expires at the end of December. The newly elected county judge-executive Clyde Johns, will then appoint someone to fill the office until next November’s general election. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

Funeral services for Arlie E. “Hoover” Workman, 59, Star route, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 22 at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Hughes and Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Workman died Sunday, Nov 19, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Oct 8, 1930, in Lawrence County, son of the late George and Matilda Hughes Workman. He served as Lawrence County sheriff for 6 years. He was a member of Jake Rice F &AM Lodge #607 and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris Jean Workman, 4 daughters: Mrs. Bonita Debord, Mrs. Rita Nolen, Mrs. Marilyn Sue Fairchild and Mrs. Myrice Wilks all of Louisa; 4 sons: Ronald Workman, Arlie Eugene Workman, Bobby Joe Workman, Larry Vessie Workman all of Louisa; 2 sisters: Opal Weidemire, Louisa and Edna Leitwein, Columbus, 3 brothers: Romie Workman, Louisa, Arnold Workman and Frank Workman both of Columbus; 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1989

 

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BAUGH, John D.
Louisa native John D. Baugh, 24, Auburn, IN, died Dec 18, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Louisa son of Lonzo Sr. and Beatrice Humphrey of Hamilton, IN. He was employed by Eagle Pitcher in Ashley, IN. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec 21 at McComb, Dilgard and Kline Funeral Home in Auburn by the Rev. Charles Witt. Burial was in Eddys Cemetery, DeKalb County. Survivors in addition to his parents are his wife, Julie Lynn Baugh, Auburn, one son, Phillip Baugh at home; 2 brothers, Lonzo Baugh, Jr. and Robert Baugh, both of Hamilton; 5 nieces and 3 nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

BURNS, Samye B. (Maynard)
1917-1989
Samye B. Maynard Burns, 72, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Dec 10, at Northland Terrace Nursing Home. She was born Jul 20, 1917, in Louisa, daughter of the late Ben and Vola Singer Edwards Maynard. Mrs. Maynard was a member of the Chillicothe Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Beverly P. Thomas, Columbus, OH and one son, Gregory Rowland, Columbus, 2 sisters, Mrs. Luther (Dazil) Endicott, Barboursville, WV and Mrs. Glen (Bennie) Ward, Chillicothe; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec 14 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Danny Endicott. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1989

CHARLES, Bessie Mae (Cook)
1903-1989
Bessie Mae Charles, 86, route 4, Louisa, passed away Tuesday, Dec 26, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. She was born Jul 16, 1903, Georgia, daughter of the late David and Martha Buchanan Cook. Mrs. Charles was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Blaine Charles, Sr., who died in 1972. She was a housewife, and a member of Church of Christ. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec 28, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Ratliff Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are w daughters, Minnie Pearl Ratliff, Louisa, Ruby Mae Wolford, Jackson, OH, one son, Blaine Charles, Jr., Phelps, KY; 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

CRANK, Maggie (Turley)
1905-1989
Funeral services for Maggie Glenna Crank, 84, route 2, Fort Gay, WV, will be conducted today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial will be in Branham Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mrs. Crank passed away Sunday, Dec 3, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital of an extended illness. She was born Aug 14, 1905, Branchland, WV, daughter of the late George and Margaret Turley. She was a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Crank, route 2, Fort Gay, 4 daughters, Mrs. Juanita Cremeans, South Point, OH, Mrs. Maxine Thompson, Stafford, VA, Mrs. Deloris Maynard, Jacksonville, FL, and Mrs. Rachel Harvey, Branchland, WV; 2 sons, Berkley Charles Crank, Jacksonville, FL and Bill Crank, Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mary Rauch, Gallipolis, OH and Reide Allison, Lexington, KY; 2 brothers, Roy Turley, Branchland and Arie Turley, Lexington; 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1989

EVANS, Oscar
1923-1989
Oscar Evans, 66, Bartram Addition, Fort Gay, WV, passed away Thursday Dec 21 Humana Hospital, Louisa of an extended illness. He was born May 12, 1923, Webb, WV, son of the late Walter and Bertha Pack Evans. He was a truck driver, World War II Army veteran, and a member of Webb Freewill Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. Surviving are his wife, Grace Evans, Fort Gay, one daughter, Susan Belva Parson, Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Nancy Copley, Columbus, OH, Elva Dillon, Kenova, WV, 2 brothers, Ernest Evans and Orville Evans, both of Waverly, OH, 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec 23 at Webb Freewill Baptist Church, Webb, WV, by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Webb. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

FINLEY, Lillian (Wellman)
Route 2, Fort Gay resident, Lillian Wellman Finley, 88, died Friday, Dec 22 at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. She was born Aug 3, 1901, Fort Gay, daughter of the late Elisha and Lexie Selbee Wellman. She was preceded in death by her husband Cullie Finley, who died in 1979. She was a housewife and a member of the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church, Fort Gay. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Sadie Ailiff, Fort Gay, Mrs. Marguerite Damron, Huntington, WV; 2 sons, Charles Finley, Ashland and Paul Finley, Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Nan Webb, Huntington; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec 24 at Saltpetre Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

GILPIN, Jackson
1932-1989
Funeral services for Jackson Gilpin, 56, route 2, Louisa will be conducted today, Dec 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Gilpin died Sunday, Dec 10 at VA Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born Sep 6, 1932 at Holden, WV, son of Marie Parsley Gilpin, route 2. Louisa and the late William Gilpin. He was a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church, the VFW, and a Navy veteran. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 sons, Rickie Allen Gilpin, route 2, Louisa and Roger Dale Gilpin, Orlando, FL; one brother, Bill Gilpin, Chuluota, FL and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1989

KELLEY, Emory Jay
1901-1989
Funeral services for Emory Jay Kelley, 87, 1915 Main Street, Westwood, Ashland, were conducted Saturday, Dec 9, at the Caniff Funeral Home Chapel in Westwood, Ashland, by Rev. Ed Cook and Rev. Wilbur Crace. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery, Westwood, Ashland. Mr. Kelley died Dec 6 at Elmwood Village Nursing Home. He was born Feb 18, 1901 at Cherokee, KY, son of Lewis Franklin and Barbara “Liz” Fraley Kelley. Mr. Kelley was retired fro Armco Steel. Survivors include his wife, Goldie McNeil Kelley; 3 sons, J. C. Kelley, Columbus, OH, Bobby Ray and Harold Lloyd Kelley of Webbville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Juanita Blevins and Mrs. Paula Jean Hylton, both of Webbville and Mrs. Wanda Lee Jackson, Williamsport, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gretchen Fox, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Ada Watts, Bristal, TN, Mrs. Goldie Sanders, London, OH; 32 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, one step daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bailey, Ashland, 2 step grandchildren, Donna Holbrook and Leonard Pauley, Ashland and 3 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1989

KELLEY, Georgia (Holley)
1901-1989
Georgia Holley Kelley, 88, Star Route, Louisa, passed away Saturday, Dec 23 at home, following an extended illness. She was born Nov 29, 1901 at Yatesville, KY, daughter of the late James and Mary Diamond Holley. She was a housewife. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec 26 at Morgan Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial will be in Holley family cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Clarence L. Kelley, Star Route, Louisa, one daughter, Virginia Jordan, route 5, Louisa, 2 sisters, Mrs. Missouri McDowell, Rittman, OH, and Mrs. Sarah Martin, Nelsonville, OH; 2 brothers, James J. Holley, Nelsonville, OH and Garland Holley, New Plymouth, OH; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

KELLY, Mayo Roy
1914-1989
Mayo Roy Kelly, 75, route 1, Webbville, passed away Wednesday, Dec 13 of a sudden illness. He was born May 11, 1914, route 1, Webbville, son of the late Gordon and Nellie Triplett Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a retired coal miner  an Asphalt Independent hauler and a farmer and a member of the United Mine Workers Mine. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec 16, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Webbville.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Linda Sue Jobe, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Johnda K. Rice, route 1, Webbville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Adams, Webbville, Mrs. Ina Hill, Logan, WV, Mrs. Alice Way, Ashland, OH, and Mrs. Pat Lucas, Harts, WV; 3 brothers, Leo Kelly Lexington, Arnold Kelly, Logan, WV, and George Kelly, Columbus, OH; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1989

LIMING, Delber
1905-1989
Louisan Delbert Liming, 84, passed away Friday, Dec 22 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center of an extended illness. Mr. Liming was born Oct 7, 1905, Abb Creek, KY, son of the late Jimmy and Margaret Sheppard Liming. He was employed by N & W Railroad, a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec 24 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Frank Wheeler. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Martha Edwards Liming; one daughter Rose Liming, Louisa; one son, Bud Liming, Blaine; one brother, Esezle Liming, Chillicothe; one sister, Maudie Reeves, Columbus, OH, 2 grandsons, one great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 27, 1989

MARTIN, Allison Diane
1989-1989
Infant Allison Diane Martin, died Sunday, Dec 10, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington. She was born Dec 10, daughter of the Robert Sutton Martin, II and Diane Blevins Martin. Surviving in addition to her parents, are one brother, Christopher Frazier Martin, at home; paternal grandparents, Robert F. Martin and Anita C. Martin, Beckley, WV; maternal grandparents, Farrell H. and Juanita Blevins, Webbville; several aunts and uncles. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Dec 14 at Yatesville Memorial Garden by the Rev. Ted Asbury. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1989

MAYNARD, Goldie (Montgomery)
1909-1989
Goldie Montgomery Maynard, 80, Clifford, KY, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Dec 13, 1989. Mrs. Maynard was born May 7, 1909, at Rockhouse in Magoffin County, KY, a daughter of the late Isaac and Margaret Burns Montgomery. She was preceded in death by a son, Theodore R. Maynard, who died in 1936 and by her husband, Taylor Maynard, who died in 1971. Mr. Maynard was an elected Lawrence County Fiscal Court magistrate at the time of his death, so Mrs. Maynard was appointed to served as magistrate in his place for one year. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa and a member of the Lawrence County Republican Women’s Club. Surviving are 3 daughters: Gloria Maynard Moore, Clifford, Mrs. Dale (Opal) Keirns, and Mrs. Paul L. (Jean) Frase, both of Columbus, OH; 3 sons: Walter L. Maynard, Robert T. Maynard, Lester Henry Maynard all of Columbus; a sister: Mrs. Clarence (Rosie) Hensley, Salyersville, KY; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec 16 at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Brooks, pastor. Burial was in the Maynard family cemetery at Clifford.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1989

NEWMAN, Reva (Gann)
1902-1989
Reva Gann Newman, 87, Jacksonville, FL, (formerly of Wurtland, KY)  passed away Wednesday, Dec 20, at St. Vincent Medical Center, Jacksonville of an extended illness. She was born Aug 14, 1902, Athens, TN, daughter of the late James H. and Mary Shoeffeitt Gann. She was a housewife and a member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles F. Lane. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, KY. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dave (Joyce) Franz, Flatwoods, KY; 2 sisters, Ann Reed, Lakeland, FL, Ruby Wilson, Etowah, TN; 3 brothers, Joe Gann, Athens, TN, Major Gann, Rossville, GA, Wayne Gann, California; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

O’DANIEL, Herman
1918-1989
Herman O’Daniel, 70, of Catlettsburg, died Nov 13 at his home. Mr. O’Daniel was born Dec 12, 1918, in Yatesville, a son of the late William H. and Geneva Berry O’Daniel. He was retired from the Merchant Marines with 35 years of service, was a deacon at England Hill Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Louisa Lodge 195 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Garnett Webb O’Daniel; a daughter, Sharon Shaffer of Catlettsburg, 2 brothers, Lucian O’Daniel and John T. O’Daniel both of Louisa and a sister, Madge Diamond of Rush. The funeral was conducted Nov 16 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by Willard Nicely and Clarence Griffith, ministers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1989

RATCLIFFE, Kenneth Andrew
1959-1989
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Kenneth Andrew Ratcliffe, 30, Taylor, MI were conducted Friday, Dec 15, at Oak Grove Methodist Church, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay. He died Monday, Dec 11, at University Hospital of an extended illness. He was born Dec 1, 1959, Louisa, son of Ruth Williamson Ratcliffe, Taylor, MI and the late Archie Ratcliffe. Mr. Ratcliffe was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 sisters, Sonja Stover, Ecorse, MI, Judy Doss, and Jean Napier, both of Fort Gay; 4 brothers, James Ratcliffe, Taylor, MI, Lawrence Ratcliffe, South Rockwood, MI, David Ratcliffe, Widefiled, CO and Michael Ratcliffe, Wyandotte, MI. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1989

SLOAS, George Leonard
1905-1989
Funeral services for George Leonard Sloas, 84, route 3, Louisa resident will be conducted Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Crum. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, Cannonsburg, KY. Mr. Sloas died Sunday, Dec 24, at Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Boyd County of an extended illness. He was born Aug 22, 1905, Greenup, son of the late Marion and Lydia Belle Ramey Sloas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Gertrude Sloas, who passed away in 1981. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. James Ashley of, Ashland, Mrs. D. H. Anderson and Mrs. Paul Alley, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Hal Bilyeu of Harrisonville, MO; 4 sons, Charles Sloas of Flatwoods, William Sloas of Garrison, James C. Sloas of Louisa and George Sloas, Jr. of Lake Orion,  MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lesta Young, Ashland, Mrs. Easter Blunt, Payson, UT, a brother: Fred Sloas, Argillite, KY; 26 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

THOMPSON, Edith (Bowe)
1909-1989
Edith Bowe Thompson, 80, of Carpet Mill Road, Louisa, died Friday, Dec 8 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born Apr 24, 1909, in Louisa, daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Julia Castle Bowe. Her husband, Cecil Thompson, died in 1988. Surviving are 5 daughters: Burtis  J. 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; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Burial was in Bowe family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1989

WATTS, Emily (Moore)
1911-1989
Emily E. Watts, 78, Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 23 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland. Mrs. Watts was born Jan 28, 1911, Gallup, KY, a daughter of the late Noah and Minnie Scarberry Moore. Her husband, Jessie Watts, died in 1969. She was a member of the Isaac Park Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec 26, at the Chapman Methodist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Darrell Ratcliff. Burial was in Watts family cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Alfrod Pauley and Kenneth Watts, both of Louisa; 5 daughters, Edith Grubbs, Barboursville, WV, Corinne Wright, Gallipolis, OH, Alma Rowley, Crown City, OH, Geraldine McKenzie, Louisa, and Phyllis Walker, Fletcher, NC; one brother, Harm Moore, Louisa, one sister, Mandie Hardin, Louisa; 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

WORKMAN, Lucian
1912-1989
Funeral services for Lucian Workman, 77, Polk Street, Fort Gay were conducted Friday, Dec 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery. Docks Creek, WV. He died Tuesday, Dec 19 at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. He was born Dec 7,1 912 Fort Gay, son of the late Ursher and Elizabeth Rowe Workman. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort gay and served as Deacon and was employed by N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Workman, 2 sons: Charles W. Workman, Rittman, OH, Lucian Eugene Workman, Fort Gay; a brother: Harry H. Workman, Mansfield, OH; 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 27, 1989

 

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