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ALLEY, Mary Elizabeth (Moore)

Mary Elizabeth Moore Alley, 80, route 4, box 1470, Louisa, passed away Thursday, January 18, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of a long illness. She was born June 5, 1909, in Martin County, KY, daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln and Rebecca  Blackburn Moore. She was a retired elementary school teacher of 28 years for the Lawrence county school system and a member of the Lawrence county Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband, Lester Alley, route 4, Louisa, two sons, Mark Alley, Blacksburg, VA and Larry Alley, Grayson, KY; one sister, Angeline Bradley, Dayton, OH and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20 at Myrtle Chapel Church, by the Rev. Charles Bertrand and Rev. Paul Diamond. Burial was in the Alley Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

ARTHUR, Julia (Rice)

1921-1990

Julia Rice Arthur 68, Lexington, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, January 16, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Arthur was born February 7, 1921, in Olive Hill, KY, a daughter of the late George Roy and Myrtle France Rice. Her husband, James Arthur, died in 1981. She was a retired Cordin Ltd. seamstress and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Bevins, Lexington; a son, George Arthur, two brothers, Herb Rice, Louisa and George rice, Flatwoods, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 19, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Pickle. Burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, KY. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

BOGGS, Ted

1908-1990

Ted Boggs, 81, of 398 Hawthorn Avenue, London, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 9, at Madison County Hospital, London, after an extended illness. He was born October 29, 1908, in Blaine, KY, son of the late Nelson T. and Willie Ann Stidham Boggs. He was a retired contractor in the State of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilma Griffith in 1933, three sisters, two brothers, and one half sister. Survivors include his second wife, Alka J. Williams Boggs; one daughter and son in law, Jo and William Wickline of London; one son and daughter in law, Charles (Bing) and Sue Boggs of Springfield, OH, 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Friday, January 12, at Eberle Funeral Home, London, OH, by the Rev. Joe Johnson and Elder Alvin Green. Interment was in Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Clark County, OH. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

BUSSEY, Robert Stanhope

1911-1990

Robert Stanhope Bussey, 78, of 214 S. Jefferson St. Louisa, died Thursday, January 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bussey was born April 2, 1911 in Busseyville, son of the late Carl Bussey and Corilda Shannon Bussey. He was a lifetime resident of the community. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Edith Thompson Bussey; two daughters, Janis Adkins of Galloway, OH and Karen Basilio of Westerville, OH; two sons, Bruce Bussey of Louisa and Paul Wendell Bussey of Salyersville; a brother, Frederick Bussey of Galveston, TX and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 13 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Prayer was provided by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Pallbearers were Dean Adkins, Galloway, OH, Joe Basilio, Indianapolis, IN, Brian Bussey, Louisa, John Nancy, West Jefferson, OH, Joey See, Louisa and Don Thompson, Ashville, OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

DIXON, Hazel M. (Preston)

1907-1990

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel M. Preston Dixon, 82, of Seth, WV, formerly of Rt 1, Louisa, were held Sunday, Jan 21, at the Healing Stream Baptist church, at Seth, by the Rev. Doug Powell and Rev. Hilda Perry. Burial was in the Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV. Mrs. Dixon died Friday, Jan 19, in the Memorial Davision, CAMC, Charleston, WV, after a short illness. She was born February 5, 1907, at Caxy, WV, a daughter of the late Ransome and Della Compton Preston. She was a member of the Healing Stream Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie M. Dixon, who died Jan 28, 1976. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jane Banks, Seth, WV and Mary Ann Moran, Pinch, WV; one son, Jack M. Dixon, Louisa; four sisters, Gladys Condra, Fosterville, WV, Pauline Young and Legotha Short, both of Louisa and Cloteine Stewart, Racine, WV; one brother, Ellwood Preston, Petona, WV; 7 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Armstrong Funeral Home of Whitesville, WV was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

DURBIN, Roberta (Jobe)

1901-1990

Roberta Adams Durbin, 88, of 753 Ohio Avenue, Midland, PA, died Monday, January 15 in the Medical Center, at Beaver. She was born November 29, 1901, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Smith and Candace Dalton Jobe, and a member of the United Methodist Church, Midland. Surviving are three sons, Thomas J. Adams, Canton, OH, Kenneth W. Adams, Salamanc, NY and James R. Adams, Georgetown; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Jean) Malloy, Derry, PA and Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Timmons, El Dorado Hills, CA; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Charles Durbin, in 1957; her first husband, Cecil E. Adams, in 1978 and a daughter, Bonnie Adams Harris in 1983. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 18, at D. L. Williams Funeral Home, Midland, by pastor Rev. Rico Vespa. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

FERGUSON, Hargis Lee

1921-1990

Funeral services for Hargis Lee Ferguson, 68, Blaine, were conducted Tuesday, January 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha. Mr. Ferguson died January 7 at Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born September 9, 1921, son of the late James Hayden and Luraney Curtis Ferguson. His wife, Fern Boggs Ferguson, died in 1969. He was a retired carpenter, a member of Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church, member of V. F. W. American Legion and a World War II veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Linda Ferguson, Blaine; five sons, Ronald Ferguson, Billy Vernon Ferguson, Jerry Lee Ferguson, all of Springfield, OH, Kennith Darrell Ferguson, Flat Gap, and Bobby Gene Ferguson, Culver, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Mertie West, Louisa, and Lora McCoy, Erthat, LA; one brother, Lunda Ferguson, Blaine; 9 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

FUGITT, William P.

1930-1990

Lawrence County native William P. "Bill" Fugitt, 59, of Verna Drive, Russell, KY, passed away Thursday, January 18, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was born July 2, 1930, in Lawrence County, KY, so of the late Roscoe and Violet Hayes Fugitt. He was a member of the Poage Lodge #325 F & AM, Ashland, Ashland Chapter 119 OES and the First Christian Church, Russell, KY. He was employed at Armco, Inc. Survivors include his wife, Rena Caudill Fugitt; Russell; one son, Michael Fugitt, Ashland; two daughters, Shauna Jones, Ashland and Lisa Rene Fugitt, Lexington, KY; one brother, Guy Fugitt, Mansfield, OH; four sisters, Mabel Bradley, Betsy Layne, KY, Eidora Smith, Sacramento, CA, Pauline Adams, Waco, TX and Mildred Goings, Cincinnati, OH; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 21, at Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, KY, by ministers, Randy Stewart and Rick Miller. Entombment was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

GIBSON, Allen Hayes

1915-1990

Funeral services for former Chapman native Allen Hayes Gibson, 74, Carey, OH were conducted Tuesday, January 16, at Chapman United Methodist Church, route 2, Louisa, by Rev. John Robinson. Burial was in Peck Cemetery, Chapman. Mr. Gibson died January12, at Carey, OH. He was born July 15, 1915, at route 2, Louisa, son of the late James and Rose Patrick Gibson. He was a train engineer and a member of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Mary E. Chapman, died in 1980. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Jeanette) Perkins, Swamp Branch, KY, Mrs. Mary Hall, Mrs. Betty St. Clair, Mrs. Patsy Blair, Mrs. Sue Alspach, all of Carey, OH, and Mrs. Jackie Feasel of Lakeview, OH; four sons, Kenneth Gibson, Ron Gibson and Bill Gibson, all of Tiffin, OH and David Gibson, Carey, OH; one sisters, Mrs. Bill (Madge) Sparks, Delbarton, WV; 34 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

HALL, Ernest

1902-1989

Funeral services for Ernest Hall, 87, Adams, were conducted Monday, January 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Adams. Mr. Hall died Friday, December 29, at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born November 20, 1902, in Brushy, son of the late John and Mary Chapman Hall. He was a lumberjack and carpenter. His wife, Ada Steele Hall, died in 1940. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William (Mae) Moore, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Joe (Alberta) Gartin, Cardington, OH; three sons, Ernest Hall, Columbus, Raymond Hall, Adams, and Paul Hall, Columbus; one sister, Ruby Avignowe, Columbus; one brother, Henry Hall, Cordell; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1990

 

HAMILTON, Lucille (McClure)

1904-1989

Memorial services were conducted December 29 by the Rev. W. Frank Hibbard for Lucille Emsley Hamilton, 86, who died December 22 unexpectedly at her residence at Athens, OH. Arrangements were by Jagers & Sons Funeral Home of Athens, OH. Born near Louisa, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Maude Chapin McClure. She was a retired social worker from the Ohio Department of Human Services and a former resident of Columbus and Canton, OH. A graduate of Louisa High School and Berea College, Mrs. Hamilton formerly taught school in Louisa and Covington, KY. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Past President of the Athens Garden Club and the Tuesday Group Presbyterian Women's Association, all of Athens. She is survived by her husband, H. Frank Hamilton, one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Edith) Rau, Boston, Mass., two step sons, Frank Hamilton, Huron, OH and John Hamilton, Columbus, OH; three grandsons, one granddaughter and four great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1990

 

HENSON, Emma (Skeens)

1907-1990

Funeral services for Emma Skeens Henson, 82, 512 Lackey Avenue, Louisa will be conducted today (January 17) at 2 p.m. at Young funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and James Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Henson died Sunday, January 14, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born August 14, 1907, in Fuller, KY, daughter of the late Drew and Clara Fannin Skeens. Her husband, Edwin "Nig" Henson died in 1958. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Jean Servey, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Sally Lewis, Ashland, Miss Ruth Henson, Mrs. Clara Johns, and Mrs. Linda Whiten, all of Louisa, Mrs. Mary McMillin, Chicago, IL, and Miss Lucy Henson, Charley, KY; five sons, Randolph Henson, Louisa, Bob Henson, Pikeville, George Henson, route 5, Louisa, Jay Henson, route 5, Lousia, and Kennith Henson, Louisa; two sisters, Elizabeth Orin, Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Lou Jones, Fallsburg; 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

HUGHES, Thurman

1905-1989

Thurman Hughes, 84, route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, December 30, at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born May 13, 1905, in Osie, KY, so of the late John and Mary Robinson Hughes. He was a salesman and farmer, and a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel C. Hughes, route 1, Louisa, one daughter, Phyllis Hughes, Louisa; one son, Robert E. Hughes, Columbus, OH; two brothers, Beckham Hughes, Ulysses, and Robert L. Hughes, Columbus, OH; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 1, at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Kelly, Rev. Ronnie Wheeler and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1990

 

JORDAN, John J. "Jake"

1905-1990

Lawrence County Judge-Executive J. J. "Jake" Jordan died Tuesday at Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a long illness. He was within five days of completing his fifth term as county judge when he died of congestive heart failure at 6:30 p.m. Jordan, 84, was born December 22, 1905, at Fallsburg, the son of the late John J. and Katherine Cooksey Jordan. Jordan, who did not run for reelection in 1989 General Election, will be replaced by democrat Clyde C. Johns. Jordan, a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, was first elected to public office in 1957 when he was elected as county sheriff. In 9161, he was elected to served as the Lawrence county judge-executive, a political position for which he would campaign and win four times. Jordan held the office since 1961 with only two breaks-a 1969 defeat by Tootie VanHoose and an early retirement in 1981. When Jordan decided to run for the office again in 1985, he was elected by a nearly 2 to 1 vote. During his first administration, Jordan was responsible for the reconstruction of the Lawrence County Courthouse. During his last term, he oversaw the building of a courthouse annex. Jordan is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Poole Henderson. He had no children. Other survivors include three sisters, Fannie Merritt of Louisa, Eva Collins of Prestonsburg, and Norma Jean Vaughn of Lexington; two brothers, William Jordan of Louisa and Don Jordan of Cincinnati; two step daughters, Lois Jean Roberts of St. Louis and Marcia Blaha of Paintsville and three step grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1990

 

KIRK, Zola Estil (Pack)

1913-1990

Zola Estil Kirk, 76, of  Fort Gay, died Saturday, January 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Kirk was born November 28, 1913, at Buffalo Horn, KY, daughter of the late Albert and Janie McCoy Pack. She was a member of Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Kathy Rowe, Fort Gay, Mrs. Phyllis Jean Branham, Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs. Betty Lemaster, Louisa and Mrs. Nona Sammons, Fort Gay; one son, Avert Kirk, route 5, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 9 at Friendship United Baptist Church by Bromley and Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Pack Cemetery, Buffalo Horn, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

LEEDY, Cloeva (Warren)

1922-1990

Funeral services for Cloeva Warren Leedy, 67, Prestonsburg, will be conducted, Thursday, January 18, at Young Funeral Home at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Leedy died Monday, January 15, in University Hospital following an extended illness. She was born November 1, 1922, in Pineville, KY, daughter of the late William Henry and Daisy Byrd Warren. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Bonanza, KY for 25 years. Survivors include her husband, William "Henry" Leedy; four sons, Bob Leedy, Wellston, OH, Harmon Leedy, David, KY, Bill Leedy, Auxier, KY and Larry Leedy, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Boggs, Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. Browen Fortman, Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Elmer Ross, Oklahoma City, OK; 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

MOORE, Frances (Wilson)

1918-1989

Funeral services for Frances Wilson Moore, 71, Louisa, were conducted Friday, December 29 at First Christian Church, Louisa, by the Rev. Charles Bertrand and Ned Mobley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, December 26, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. She was born March 21, 1918, in Louisa, daughter of the late Richard "Dick" Wilson, Sr. and Marcella Elliott Wilson. She was co-owner of Moore Motors and a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, Louisa. Surviving are one daughter, Venda Lee Moore Dobyns; Louisa; one brother, Richard Wilson, Louisa; one grandson, John David Whites, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1990

 

MOUNTS, Effie (Crabtree)

1917-1990

Effie Crabtree Mounts, 72, of Fort Gay died January 10, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mrs. Mounts was born February 18, 1917, in Hicksville, KY, daughter of the late Wesley and Eva Triplett Crabtree. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Taylor Jenkins and Rev. James Bentley. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Survivors include her husband, Oliver Mounts, Fort Gay; six daughters,  Mrs. Garnett DeLenna Anderson, Morehead, Mrs. Deann Robertson, Mrs. Pearl Margret Robertson, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Triplett, Mrs. Joyce Darlene Kenne and Mrs. Deloris Jean Frazier, all of Fort Gay, three sons, Edward Leroy Mounts and Carl Edmond Gary Mounts, both of Fort Gay and Keith E. Mounts, at home; one sister, Mrs. Walter Yong, Columbus, OH; 33 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

O'BRYAN, Everett S.

1922-1990

Everett S. O'Bryan, 67, of Blaine, died Wednesday, January 24, in the Veterans' Administration Medical Center at Huntington, WV. Mr. O'Bryan was born October 25, 1922, at Wilbur, a son of the late John and Dixie Thompson O'Bryan. He was a retired farmer, a World War II veteran and a member of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Everett E. O'Bryan, Flatwoods, one daughter, Diane McKenzie, Chapman; one sister, Mrs. James Hall, Columbus and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 27, at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A military graveside service was conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Ward, Post 5103, and the W. O. Johnson American Legion, Post 89, of Louisa. Heston and Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 31, 1990

 

PENNINGTON, Charles R. Jr.

1939-1990

Funeral services for Ashland native Charles R. Pennington, Jr., 50, of Cardiff, CA, will be conducted today (January 17) at Encinitas Mortuary, Encinitas, CA. Mr. Pennington died Sunday, January 14 in Cardiff, CA as a result of a heart attack. He was born May 25, 1939, in Ashland, son of Louis Gosney Pennington of Jacksonville, FL and the late Roman Pennington. Surviving in addition to his mother are three daughters, Mrs. Katrina Rose, Orange Park, FL, Rebecca Pennington and Charlee Pennington, both of Cardiff, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Simpson of Louisa, and Mary Lou Mason, Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Robert Pennington, Bay City, TX and one grandson. Heston & Wilson Funeral HOme was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17, 1990

 

POTTER, Vivian V. (Fannin)

1910-1990

Vivian V. Potter, 79, of Columbus, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 16, at St. Rita's Home. She was born February 14, 1910, at Yatesville, KY, daughter of the late Lewis and Cora Derefield Fannin. She was a member of Good Shepherd Community Church. Mrs. Potter was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Adams, who died in 1944 and Wilbur Potter who died in 1967; three brothers, Ray Fannin, Bennett Fannin and Odell Fannin. Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Elmer and Carolyn Adams; three sisters, Louella (Russell) Phillips, Plain City, OH, Ida Bell (Jack) Berry, Louisa, KY, and Avanelle (Bryan) Hunt, Carroll, OH; two grandchildren, Doug (Debbie )Adams, and Donna (Tim) Elkins; five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, January 24, 1990

 

RATLIFF, Ishmael J.

1916-1990

Ishmael J. Ratliff, 73, 1405 Fillmore Place, Louisville, CO, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, December 23, at St. Anthony Hospital North, Westminister. He was born May 18, 1916, in Freeburn, KY, son of Butler and Martha Ratliff. He married Edith Mae Foster, March 30,1 934, in Louisa. The couple then moved to Goody, KY in 1935. Survivors include his wife, of Louisville; three sons, Thomas B. Ratliff, Dallas, Paul O. Ratliff, Louisville and Jerry L. Ratliff, Temple, TX; three sisters, Inez Scott, Frankfort, IN, Virgie Ann Benard and Phoebe Back, both of Ashland, KY; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services were held in Louisville Cemetery. Moore-Howard Mortuary of Denver were in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1990

 

SMITH, Augusta (Webb)

1914-1990

Augusta Webb Smith, 75, route 2, Fort Gay, passed away Thursday, January 4, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. She was born August 14, 1914 in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Pierce and Cora Blevins Webb. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Smith, who died April 27, 1987. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 6, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Herman Wellman. Burial was in Webb Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Brooke Ferguson, Fort Gay; three sons, Clarence Smith and Henry A. Smith, both of Fort Gay and Randall Smith, Mansfield, OH; two brothers, Edgel Webb and Orville Webb, both of Fort Gay; two sisters, Okie Grant, Huntington and Mavis Borders, Wurtland, KY; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge  of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 10, 1990

 

SMITH, James Irvin

1909-1990

Funeral services for James Irvin (Babe) Smith, 80, of Radnor, WV, were conducted Friday, January 12, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John A. Simms. Burial was in Joe Smith Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Mr. Smith died Tuesday, January 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. He was born March 17, 1909, in Morgan County, son of the late John M. and Hulden Dulin Smith. He was a retired miner of Puritan Coal Company. His wife, Sally Chaffin Smith, died in 1968. Surviving are five brothers, Rev. Joe Smith, Radnor, WV, Eligah Smith, Ohio, Patrick J. Smith and Alonzo Smith, both of Radnor and William M. Smith, Delbarton, WV; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 17,1 990

 

WARD, Lyda E. (Osborn)

1910-1990

Blaine native, Lyda E. Ward, 79, Plain City, died Friday, January 12, at Memorial Hospital of Union County. Mrs. Ward was born October 16, 19190, in Blaine, daughter of the late Norman Lee and Nannie V. Bates Osborn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chilt M. Ward, who died in 1985; a son, Ronald G. Ward, in 1989; and one brother, Hubert Osborn in 1984. She was a retired cook from Canaan school and a member of Freedom Baptist Church, Milford Center, OH. Survivors include one son, Max Ward, London, OH; three daughters, Juanita Clay, Milford Center, OH, Geneva Hughes and Christina Wheeler, both of Plain City, OH; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Charles R. Osborn, Lithopolis, OH. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City by Rev. James Withrow. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Freedom Baptist Church, Milford Center, OH 43045

 

WOODS, Zeal B.

1903-1989

Zeal B. Woods, 86, of Webbville, died Friday, December 29, at his home. Mr. Woods was born May 30, 1903, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jesse and Iona Elizabeth Bradley Woods. He was retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alma Lee West Woods; six daughters, Willia Goins of Cannonsburg, Barbara Kitchen, Shirley Turner and Mary Davis, all of Columbus, OH, Jackie Brunner of Pickerington, OH, and Joyce Berry of Webbville; three sons, Andrew Woods of Columbus, Zeal Woods, Jr., of Webbville and David Woods of Louisa; a sister, Goldie Moore of Winchester; a brother Ephram Woods of Ashland; 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, December 31 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in the East Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. Heston & Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, January 3, 1990

 

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ARTRIP, Martha (Anderson)

1925-1990

Fort Gay resident, Martha Anderson Artrip, 64, passed away Thursday, February 8, at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, of an extended illness. She was born August 11, 1925, at Fort Gay. She was a housewife, and was preceded in death by her husband, George Artrip, who died January 27, 1985. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 12, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Artrip Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Frances Louise Artrip; route 1, Fort Gay, six sons, Druy Artrip, Clayton, NC, Roger Artrip, Belle, WV, John Artrip and George Artrip, all of Rittman, OH, and Lloyd Artrip, Creston, OH; one sister, Nancy Parson, Fort Gay; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1990

 

BERRY, Edra (Thompson)

1912-1990

Funeral services for Edra Thompson Berry, 77, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Friday, February 2, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Berry Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Berry died Tuesday, January 30, at Humana Hospital--Louisa following an extended illness. She was born February 7, 1912 at Olioville, KY, daughter of the late Mart and Laura Chadwick Thompson. Survivors include the husband, Worth Berry, route 3, Louisa; one sister, Grace Burchette, route 4, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1990

 

BRADLEY, Charles

1906-1990

Funeral services for Charles Bradley, 83, Yatesville, were conducted Friday, February 9, at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Bradley was dead on arrival at Humana Hospital-Louisa Tuesday, February 6, following an auto accident. He was born August 26, 1906, at Yatesville, son of the late James N. and Laura Adkins Bradley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a retired state highway employee. Survivors include his wife, Opal Pine Bradley; four daughters, Laura Gray, and Wanda Hayes, both of Louisa, Agnes Lyon, Ashland and Phyllis Dotson, Arnold, MO; three sons, Charles Darrell Bradley, route 4, Louisa, Tom Bradley and Steven Ray Bradley, both of Yatesville; one brother, Randell Bradley, Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1990

 

BROWN, Gayther Neal

1907-1990

Gayther Neal Brown, 83, J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, died Friday, February 2, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. He was born January 26, 1907, at Fort Gay, WV, son of the late Lee H. and Mary Frances Wellman Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Perleina McKenzie Brown and was an employee of Armco Steel. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 4, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home

by the Rev. John Simms and Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include one sister Mrs. Lotus B. Kise, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1990

 

SCOTT, Neva (Casey)

1899-1990

Lawrence County native, Neva Scott, 90, Dayton, OH, passed away Thursday, February 1, of an extended illness. She was born August 6, 1899, at Fallsburg, KY, daughter of the late James and Cora Lambert Casey. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Scott. She was a housewife and a member of the Savage Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, at Savage Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Chester Lafserty. Burial was in Casey Cemetery, Fallslburg. Surviving are three daughters, Geneieve Gillis, Dayton, OH, Jill Shiverdecker, Kettering, OH, and Sammie Mae Smith, DeQueen, Arkansas; two sisters, Opal Hatcher, Louisa and Mona Bentley, Fallsburg; nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 7, 1990

 

COOK, Freelan R.

1922-1990

Freelan R. Cook, 67, Forsyth, MT, formerly of Greenville, died Monday, February 5 at St. Vincent Hospital, Billings of an extended illness. He was born October 12, 1922 at Weir, KY, so of the late Walter L. and Rose Ettie  Latham Cook. He was retired from Peabody Coal Company, in Billings, where he had worked for 11 1/2 years. Survivors include his wife, Lola Rhea Bivin Cook, Forsyth; one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Felicia) Campbell, Louisa, one brother, Jimmy Cook, route 3, Greenville, KY, and two grandchildren. Services were conducted Thursday, February 8, at Gary's Funeral Home, Greenville, by Rev. John Culbertson. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Greenville. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1990

 

COPLEY, Herbert Roy

1912-1990

Funeral services for Herbert Roy Copley, 77, route 1, South Point, OH, were conducted Saturday, February 17,, at Webb Community Church by Rev. Kimble Copley and Rev. Ray Taylor. Mr. Copley died Wednesday, February 14, at his home of an extended illness. He was born October 17, 1912, at Webb, WV, son of the late Harmon and Wilda Porter Copley. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Crum Copley, South Point; one daughter, Mrs. Freda Diamond, Hatfield, KY; one sister, Mrs. Maudie Waller, Fort Gay, two brothers, Arville Copley, Fort Gay and Walter Copley, Davin, WV, four grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1990

 

HUGHES, Ivory (Burchett)

1902-1990

Funeral services for Ivory Burchett Hughes, 87, Ulysses were conducted Tuesday, February 26, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James Bevins and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes died Saturday, February 24, following a long illness. She was born October 27, 1902, in Busseyville, daughter of the late Milt and Rose Roberts Burchett. She was a retired Lawrence County school teacher and member of the Busseyville Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Beckham Hughes, daughter in law, Gay Hughes, Ulysses, one sister, Mrs. Violet Carter, Columbus, OH; three grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1990

 

JOHNSTONE, Willie Wilson

1912-1990

Louisa native Willie Wilson Johnstone, 77, of Winter Park, FL, formerly of South Point, OH passed away Monday, February 19, in the Winter Park Memorial Hospital. She was born June 20, 1912, in Louisa, daughter of the late Charles Jefferson and Nancy Elizabeth Endicott Wilson. She was a member of the South Point Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Langdon, Winter Park; two sons, James J. Johnstone, III, Encinatis, GA and Rodney E. Johnstone, Ashland; four sisters, Genoa Britton, Laura Skaggs, Ernestine Caudill and Daisy Emmons, all of Louisa; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Joint memorial services for Mrs. Johnstone and her husband, James J. Johnstone, Jr., 77, who died February 7 were held Saturday, February 24, at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1990

 

JORDAN, Pollie

1920-1990

Funeral services for Pollie Jordan, 69, route 2, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, February 28, at the home of Cindy Jordan, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mrs. Jordan passed away, Monday, February 26, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. She was born March 26, 1920, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Orson and Mary Miles Jordan. She was a housewife. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Milton Jordan, route 2, Fort Gay; seven daughters, Mrs. Louisa Fugitt, Mrs. Nora Caudill, both of Louisa, Mrs. Victoria Crabtree, Webbville, Mrs. Ome Caudill, Mrs. Bertha Tucker, Mrs. Leona Lester and Mrs. Elsie Ward, all of Fort Gay; three sons, James Harvey Jordan, Willie Jordan and Robert Jordan, all of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Edith Young, Fort Gay; one brother, James Conley Jordan, Fort Gay; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1990

 

KITCHEN, Rena Belle (Sparks)

1884-1990

Rena Belle Kitchen, 105, Louisa, died Sunday, February 18. Ms. Kitchen was born October 9, 1884, in Webbville, daughter of the late Missouri Sue Prince and Martin Van Buren Sparks. She was a member of the Rock of Ages Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 21, at Heston and Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Nida Cemetery, West Hamlin, WV. Surviving are nine grandchildren including two granddaughter, Betty Mounts of Gilbert, WV and Stella Brock, Huntington, WV; 16 great grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1990

 

MOORE, Buddy Ray

1935-1990

Funeral services for Buddy Ray Moore, 54, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, February 15, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial will be in Bond Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Moore died Monday, February 12, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington following an extended illness. He was born November 23, 1935 in Adams, son of the late Jim and Eva Blackburn Moore. He was retired from Louisa Carpet Mill and was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Bond Moore, who died in 1979. Survivors include one daughter, Della Moore Maynard, route 1, Louisa; two sons, Gary Moore and Phillip Moore, both of route 3, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Thompson and Mrs. Bernette Caudill, both of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Anthony Moore and Herman Moore, both of route 3, Louisa, and Randell Moore, Columbus, OH and four grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 at 9 p.m. today (February 14 at Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1990

 

MOORE, Donald J.

1934-1990

Louisa native, Donald J. Moore, 55, of Tampa, FL, died Tuesday, February 6, in Mobile, AL, following a sudden illness. Mr. Moore was born September 26, 1934, in Louisa, son of Estelle Martin Moore of Tampa, FL and the late William W. Moore. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, February 11 at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Willie Hayes. Surviving in addition to his mother are one sister, Maxine Pickrell, Tampa, FL; two brothers, Paul Moore, Dayton, OH and Bill Moore of Tampa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 14, 1990

 

NEW, Myrtle Mae (Copley)

1914-1990

Former Louisan, Myrtle Mae New, 75, Baltimore, OH, passed away, Friday, February 16, at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus, OH, of an extended illness. She was born November 28, 1914, at Wayne, WV, daughter of the late Quint and Minnie Bowens Copley. She was a housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Rice New, who died in 1963. Funeral services were held Monday, February 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by Rev. Ed McKenzie. Burial was in New Cemetery, Torchlight, KY. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Cattano and Mrs. Peggy Stidham, both of Baltimore, OH and Mrs. Brenda Meade, Inez; one sons, Jay New, Carroll, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Preece and Mrs. Sula Hicks, both of Kermit, WV and Mrs. Idamae Varney, Delbarton, WV; two brothers, Bill Copley, Columbus and Walter Copley, Charleston, WV; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1990

 

PICKLESIMER, John T.

1927-1990

Louisa native John T. Picklesimer, 63, of Fort Collins, CO, died Thursday, February 8, at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins. He was born January 12, 1927 at Louisa, KY. He was a retired mechanic and an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of George Beach Post #4 and American Legion at Fort Collins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 10, at Allnutt Funeral Service Goodrich Chapel by the Rev. Michael Degner, Cremation followed. Survivors include his wife, Okey Picklesimer, Fort Collins; five sons, Duane Picklesimer, Charleston, WV, Richard Picklesimer, Arvada, CO, Daniel Picklesimer, Louisa, KY, Johnny Picklesimer, Fort Collins and Dennis Picklesimer, San Diego, CA; four daughters, Patricia Love, Charleston,  Elizabeth Moore, Blaine, KY, Barbara Harner and Evelyn Davis, both of Fort Collins and 23 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1990

 

SKEENS, David E.

1940-1990

Funeral services for Fort Gay native David E. Skeens, 49, Cleveland, OH, will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Wilbur Slack. Burial will be in Dean Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Skeens died Monday, February 27, at St. Augusta Manor, following an extended illness. He was born April 3, 1940, son of Edith Akers Skeens of South Point, OH and the late Oakley Skeens. He was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, June Adams Skeens, Cleveland, two sons, William D. Skeens and Ernest Skeens, both of Cleveland, four brothers, Alfred Ray Skeens, Woodstock, CT, William R. Skeens, Rocklin, CA, Herbert Skeens, Creston, OH and Lawrence Skeens, Burlington, OH; five sisters, Wanda Smith, LeSage, WV, Yvonne Butcher, Burlington, OH, Donna Conley, Ashland, KY, Linda Woods, Belpre, OH and Judith Ann Huffman, Doylestown, OH and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Young Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 28, 1990

 

THOMPSON, Richard J.

1919-1990

Louisa native, Richard "Dick" J. Thompson, 70, Meade Street, Flatwoods, died Tuesday, February 20, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following a long illness. Mr. Thompson was born August 17, 1919, in Louisa, a son of the late John J. and Margaret "Maggie" Gussler Thompson. He was an engineer with the CSX Corporation, a former businessman and a member of the Smith Lodge 775 F & AM, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Local 698, the Indra Consistory of Covington and was a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason. Mr. Thompson was an Honorable Deputy Sheriff, A Kentucky Colonel and was affiliated with the Shawnee Church of God. He moved to the Flatwoods area from Louisa 43 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Prince Thompson; three daughters, Lois Ratliff and Ann Rutherford, both of Flatwoods and Judy Petty, Hinton, WV; four sisters, Nora See, Flatwoods, Edith Bussey and Mary Lou McKinster, both of Louisa and Lucille Bays, Columbus; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 22, at Carman Funeral in Flatwoods by the Rev. Harley Johnson. Burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods. Big Sandy News, February 28,1 990

 

WALLACE, Taylor, Jr.

1929-1990

Taylor Wallace, Jr., 60, route 1, Prichard, WV, died Friday, February 16, at his residence of a heart attack. He was born August 11, 1929 at Ferguson, WV, son of the late Taylor and Emily Francis Mills Wallace. He was a member of the Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Ellis Wallace, route 1, Prichard, one daughter, Esther Jean Wallace, at home; one sister, Mrs. Hester Mathis, Wayne, WV; six brothers, Freelin Wallace and Jake Wallace, both of Wayne, Basil Wallace, Prichard, Luther Wallace, Huntington, Bradie Wallace, Carlyle, KY and Frank Wallace, Waverly, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, February 19, at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church, Prichard by Revs. John Cavins and Darrell Brewer. Burial was in Ellis Cemetery at Little Hurricane. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, February 21, 1990

 

WILSON, Richard A. Jr.

1916-1990

Funeral services for Richard A. Wilson, Jr., 73, Louisa, will be held today (Wednesday), at 11 a.m. at Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Wilson died Sunday, February 4, at his home, of an extended illness. He was born August 4, 1916, son of the late Richard "Dick" Sr., and Marcella Elliott Wilson. He was a retired band director for Louisa and Fort Gay Schools, an artist, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Louisa United Methodist Church. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Venda Lee Dobyns, and Marcella Browning, both of Louisa, and Ella Sue Heaberlin, Decatur, TX. Donations may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. February 7, 1990

 

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ALLEY, Lester

1909-1990

Funeral services for Lester Alley, 80, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand and Rev. Paul Diamond. Burial was in Alley Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Alley passed away Friday, March 2, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. He was born May 16, 1909, at Louisa, son of the late Luke S. and Angeline Smith Alley. He was a farmer, a member of the Apperson Masonic Ldoge 195, and a member of Myrtle Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Moore Alley, who died January 18, 1990. Survivors include two sons, Mark Alley, Blacksburg, VA and Larry Alley, Grayson, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Cosby Pfost, Shelbyville, KY and Mrs. Wilma Thompson, State Road, NC and six grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

BORDERS, Vaughn

1910-1990

Funeral services for Vaughn Borders, 79, Ulysses, KY, were conducted Tuesday, March 27, at Belles Chapel Church, by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes and Rev. Press Vance. Burial was in Graves Cemetery, Ulysses. He died Sunday, March 25, at this home of an extended illness. He was born April 26, 1910 at Richardson, KY, a son of the late Martin and Susie Vaughn Borders. Mr.  Borders was a retired miner and farmer, member of the Freewill Baptist Church, past member #699 F & AM, Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Alafair Graves Borders, Ulysses, seven daughters, Mrs. Pat Colley, Mrs. Donna Wooten, Mrs. Phoebe A. Wellman, all of Lexington, Mrs. Linda Dotson and Mrs. Darlene VanHoose, both of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Connie Sheets, Nashville, TN, and Mrs. Kathy May, Pikeville; two sons, Dallas Borders, Georgetown, KY and L. Joe Borders, Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Brook and Mrs. Irene Steele, both of Logan, WV and Mrs. Ellen Steele, Fort Lauderdale, FL; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1990

 

CHAFFIN, Freddie Ray

1936-1990

Freddie Ray Chaffin, 54, route 4, Louisa, died Friday, March 23, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of a sudden illness. He was born February 25, 1936, at Twin Branch, KY, a son of Stanley and Nancy Jane Sparks Chaffin. He was a dredge operator for Kentucky May Coal Company and an Army veteran. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Betty Jean Diamond Chaffin, route 4, Louisa; seven sisters, Mrs. Lena Nelson, Mrs. Freda Mae Prince, Reba Chaffin, Mrs. Mary Isabelle Wilks, Lois Chaffin and Mrs. Linda Moore, all of Louisa, Mrs. Virginia Wilks, Ashville, OH; five brothers, Noah Chaffin and Frank Chaffin, both of Plain City, OH, William Chaffin, route 1, Webbville, Owen Chaffin, New Marshville, OH and Paul Tracy Chaffin, route 4, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1990

 

CLAY, Frances (Fugett)

1934-1990

Funeral services for Frances Clay, 55, route 1, Louisa were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Jerry Scott. Burial was in the Clay Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Clay passed away Sunday, March 18, at her home following a long illness. She was born May 10, 1934, in Louisa, a daughter of Mary Daniels Fugett of Louisa and the late Bill Fugett. Surviving are her husband, James Clay; seven sons, Jack Clay, Phillip Clay, Ray Clay, Ricky Clay and James Clay, Jr., all of Louisa, Johnny Clay of Fort Wasies, AZ and Bill Clay of Knoxville, TN; two daughters, Judy Fugett, Louisa and Elizabeth Mollette, Paintsville; three sisters, Murrell Daniels and Ruby Davis, both of Louisa, and Emma Jean Daniels, Fort Gay; one brother, Junior Fugett, Columbus, and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1990

 

CODY, Sue C.

Sue C. Cody, 62, of 108 Baker St., Manchester, KY, passed away Friday, March 23, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was a former teacher at the Clay County High School, a former social worker for the Department of Human Resources, a former nutritionist for the Clay County Health Department, and a retired agent for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Manchester Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a board member of the Clay County Senior Citizens. She is survived by her husband, Clenn C. Cody; two daughters, Christy Baker, London, KY and Jill Cody Prater, Weaver, AL; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Marie Roberts Carey, Louisa, one brother, Lys J. Carey, Denver, CO; five sisters, Louise Adams, Denver, CO, Lois Land, Louisa, Helen Holbrook, Morehead, Betty Kelley, Detroit, MI and Ina Marie Hendrix, West Union, OH. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, at the Manchester Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Williams officiating. Burial was in the Manchester Memorial Gardens by the Britton Funeral Home, Manchester, KY. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1990

 

FERGUSON, Robert David

1920-1990

Funeral services for Robert David Ferguson, 69, route 2, Catlettsburg, were conducted Friday, March 2, at Buchanan Chapel Church by Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Wednesday, February 28, at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born April 9, 1920, in Pikeville, son of the late Dave and Edna Yates Ferguson. He was a cabinet maker, a member of the V. F. W. Post 93, Kenova, WV, the V. F. W. and a WW II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Annie P. Ferguson, route 2, Catlettsburg, two sons, Michael Girard Ferguson, Johnstown, OH, and Harold Franklin Ferguson, Alexander, OH; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hazlett, route 2. Catlettsburg, one brother, Carl Lambert, route 2, Catlettsburg, five grandchildren, Robert Ferguson and Trena Ferguson, both of Johnstown, OH, Jon Ferguson and Wendy Ferguson, both of Alexander, OH and Jennifer Ferguson, Johnstown. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

GRAYSON, Everett Levi

1932-1990

Funeral services for Everette Levi Grayson, 57, route 1, Louisa were conducted Thursday, March 8 at Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Jeff Hayes. Burial was in the family cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Grayson died Monday, March 5, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born April 5, 1932 in Lawrence County, son of the late Lace and Rachel Scarberry Grayson. He was a truck driver, a member of Chandlersville and Easter Star Lodge and a member of the Belles Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Willa Faye Preston Grayson, route 1, Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. Monie Aline Ham, route  1, Louisa, one son, Paul Everette Grayson, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Millie Rowe, Mrs. Anna Grayson, Mrs. Bessie Wadell, all of Ashland, and Mrs. Irene Boggs, Toledo, OH; four brothers, Chester Grayson and Jack Grayson, both of Ashland, Estill Grayson, Louisa, Dean Grayson, Baltimore, MD and 2 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1990

 

GREEN, Ottis C.

1905-1990

Lawrence County, KY native, Ottis C. Green, 85, died Wednesday, March 14, at the Mount Hope Nursing Center, Mount Hope, Kansas. He was born February 6, 1905, at Lawrence County, KY, the son of the late Enoch B. and Judy Limming Green. A resident of Burrton, KS, since 1938, he was retired as the owner of the Burrton Tire Shop. He was a 25 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Blaine, KY. He is survived by his wife, Allene Guthrie Green, whom he married February 3, 1934. Also surviving are two daughters, Delores Orem, Buhler and Judith Smith, Lee's Summit, MO; one sons, Gerald Green, Haven, KS; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 16, at Cantwell-Van Campen Funeral Home, Haven, by the Rev. Max DaMetz. Burial was in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton. Memorial may be sent to the Mount Hope Nursing Center in care of Cantwell-Van Campen Funeral Home, Haven, KS. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1990

 

HICKS, Rachel E.

Rachel E. Hicks, 91, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, February 26, in Bon-ing Care Center. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Hicks. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 28, at First Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Edwin Hayes. Interment was in Springbank Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH. Surviving are one son and daughter in law, Orville and Carole Hicks, daughters and sons in law, Elnora and Gene Arthur, Ethel Dempsey, all of Columbus, Viola and Joe Carpenter, London, OH, Juanita and Mike Smeltzer, Somerset, OH, and Bernice Adkins, Ft. Worth, TX; daughter in law, Audrey Hicks, son in law, Richard Tillis; 76 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

LYON, Lindsey David

1916-1990

Funeral services for Lindsey David Lyon, 73, Blaine, were conducted Tuesday, March 27, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Buck West. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. Mr. Lyon died Friday, March 23, at home following a sudden illness. He was born December 12, 1916, in Flemingsburg, KY, son of the late Luke Elbert and Leota Adkins Lyon. He was employed by the Kentucky State Highway Department and the U. S. Army, a WWII and Korean War Veteran. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sherry McDonald, Prestonsburg, one son, Barry Lyon, Blaine, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stutz, Felicity, OH and Mrs. Opal Clinton, Memphis, TN; two grandchildren, By-Shey McDonald and Abraham McDonald. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1990

 

MARCUM, Laura Belle (Parsley)

1933-1990

Wayne County, WV native, Mrs. Laura Belle Marcum, 57, Columbus, died Thursday, March 22 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus of an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1933, at Wayne County, a daughter of the late Leo and Bertha Spaulding Parsley. Mrs. Marcum was a housewife, and a member of the Broadman Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include her husband, Alex Marcum, Columbus; five daughters, Gail Stumbo, Sue Corby, Betty Johanns and Toots Marcum, all of Columbus, and Melinda Wilson, Mechanicsville, VA; one son, Jim Marcum, Columbus; four sisters, Creasy Marcum, Gladys Gillman and Emily Chaffin, all of Columbus and Irene Robinson, Fort Gay; three brothers, Jim Parsley and Elmer Parsley, both of Fort Gay and Grover Parsley, Columbus; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 28, 1990

 

MAYS, Edna Earle (Rice)

1918-1990

Louisa resident, Mrs. Edna Earle Mays, 71, passed away Friday, March 2, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. She was born June 29, 1918, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Oscar and Prudence Rice. She was a retired teacher from Lawrence County school system and retired owner of Modern Auto Parts.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Louisa, Daughters of the American Revolution and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Surviving are her husband, George L. Mays, Louisa; two step daughters, Mrs. Thomas Sutherland, Lexington and Polly Stephens, Louisville; a brother, Edwin Rice, Ashland, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

MEADE, Nebert

1934-1990

Funeral services for Webb, WV, native Nebert Meade, 55, will be conducted today, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Webb Community Church by Rev. Frank Meddings. Burial will be in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV. Mr. Meade died Sunday, March 25, in Callaway, OH following a sudden illness. He was born August 10, 1934 in Webb, WV, son of the late Luther and Ada Marie Copley Meade. Survivors include his wife, Magalene Evans Meade, route 1, Crum, WV, flour daughters, Mrs. Stella Adams, Columbus, OH, Wendy Tammy Meade, Ada Marie Meade and Jennifer Lynn Meade, all at home; one son, Nebert Meade, Jr., Columbus, OH; three sisters, Louise Bowen, Reynoldsburg, OH, Lorene Perry, Columbus, OH, Martha Jane Salyers, Florida; four brothers, Clarence Meade, Johnstown, OH, Bobby Jack Meade, Columbus, OH, Walter P. Meade, Callaway, OH and Roy Eugene Meade, Columbus, OH, and one grandchild. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 28,1990

 

MOLLETT, Virginia Rose (New)

1932-1990

Funeral services for Tomahawk native Virginia Rose Mollett, 58, Columbus, OH, were conducted Monday, March 12, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Falls Branch, WV. Mrs. Mollett died Friday, March 9, in Columbus following an extended illness. She was born February 29, 1932 in Williamson, WV, daughter of the late E. K. and Mary Shortridge New. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lincoln Mollett, who died earlier this year. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Stevens, Black Canyon, AZ, Phillip Johnson and Adam Johnson, both of Grayson, three stepsons, Granville Mollett, Springfield, OH, Oscar Mollett, Tomahawk, Ed Mollett, Louisa and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1990

 

ROBERTS, Roberta (Burchett)

1962-1990

Roberta Burchett Roberts, 27, of HC 79, Louisa, died Thursday, March 1, at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born March 20, 1962, in Louisa, a daughter of Lucille Church Burchett of HC 79, Louisa and the late Charlie Burchett. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Fred E. Roberts; two daughters, Heather Renee Roberts and April Dawn Roberts, both at home; four sisters, Juanita Burke, Mary Lou Wilks, Martha Hacker and Ruth Ann Kirk, all of Louisa; four brothers, Ernest Burchett, Jim Burchett, Charles Burchett and Delbert Burchett, all of Louisa, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, March 5, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Hughes and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in the Burchett family cemetery HC 79 Louisa. Pallbearers were her brothers in law, Elisha Wilks, Gene Burke, Rick Hacker, and Charlie Kirk and nephews, Gary Wilks and Johnny Carter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

ROBERTS, William M.

1901-1990.

William M. "Ken' Roberts, 88, of Columbus, died March 3, at Doctor's Hospital North, Columbus, OH. Mr. Roberts was born October 8, 1901, at Busseyville, KY, so of the late Ulysses G. and Annie Burchett Roberts. He was a retired farmer and a member of former Evergreen Methodist Church at Louisa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah, who died December 7, 1984. The funeral was held on Tuesday, March 6, at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, Louisa, with Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., officiating. Burial was at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Mr. Roberts is survived by four sons, William Roberts, Carlos Roberts and Garland Roberts, all of Columbus, and Garfield Roberts of Houston, TX; one brother, Millard Roberts of Louisa; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

SARTIN, Manuel

1919-1990

Manuel Sartin, 70, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, March 12, at home following a sudden illness. Mr. Sartin was born July 27, 1919, in Martin County, KY, son of the late Elisha and Artie Sluss Sartin. He was a coal miner, a former WWII P.O.W. and a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 15 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by E. L. Crozier, minister. Burial will be in Sartin Family Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Survivors include his wife, Ione Sartin, route 1, Fort Gay, one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Marcum, route 1, Fort Gay, one son, Danny Ray Sartin, route 1, Fort Gay; one sister, Nora Horner, Turkey Creek, KY; one brother, Noah Sartin, Detroit, MI; 3 grandsons and one great granddaughter. Friends may call after 12 p.m. today (March 14) at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1990

 

SMITH, Everett

1920-1990

Fort Gay, WV resident Everett Smith, 69, died Friday, March 16, in the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Mr. Smith was born April 10, 1920 in Quaker, WV, a son of the late Edward and Nancy Ellen Roseberry Smith. He was a retired employee of Bonded Gas Company and a World War II veteran. Surviving are two sisters, Nora Crabtree, Rittman, OH and Cora Akers, Fort Gay; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Johnny Cavins and the Rev. Walter Smith. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1990

 

STEELE, Nancy Angline (Hylton)

1920-1990

Nancy Angline Steele, 69, Webbville, died Thursday, March 22, at home following an extended illness. Ms. Steele was born March 25, 1920 in Mingo County, WV, daughter of the late Liddie Ann Evans Hylton and Eliphaz Hylton. She was a retired seamstress. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, at Webb Chapel by Rev. Jake McCoy and Rev. Dave Henderson. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters. Stella Marie Marcum, Little Rock, AR, Rosezella Faye Moore, Oahi, CA and Phyllis Ann Osborne, Jackson, OH; three sons, Robert H. Steele and Delbert Steele, both of route 4, Louisa, and James M. Steele, Wagnor, OK two brothers, Munie Adams of Pocatello, ID and Delbert Hylton of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Lula Larkin and Dorothy Bowman, both of Phoenix, AZ; 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 28,1 990

 

THOMPSON, Demonzia Leah (Wilson)

1898-1990

Demonzia Leah Thompson, 92, Star Route, Louisa, passed away, Saturday, March 10, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. She was born February 3, 1898, in Lawrence County,  a daughter of the late Isaac and Jemima Stewart Wilson. She was a housewife, member of Dennis Chapel Church for 50 years and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Thompson, who died in 1987. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gordon Crisp and Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, KY. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hutchinson, Star4 Route, Louisa; one sister, Delphia Watkins, Beaver Falls, FPA; one brother, Stewart Wilson, route 1, Webbville; two grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 14, 1990

 

WARD, Brian

1990-1990

Infant Brian Michael Ward, son of Johnny Ray Ward and Elsie Kay Jordan Ward, Fort Gay, was stillborn Sunday, March 18, in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Surviving are the maternal grandfather, Milton Jordan, Fort Gay, the paternal grandmother, Judy Booth, Fort Gay and the paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ward, Fort Gay. A graveside services was conducted Monday, March 19, in the Jordan family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1990

 

WASSON, Gladys (Osborn)

Gladys Osborn Wasson, 85, of Gilbertsville, KY, died Thursday, March 1, at Marshall County Hospital, Benton, KY. Mrs. Wasson was a retired school teacher and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Fort Gay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wasson and a sister, Irene Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 4, at Filbeck-Cann Chapel, Benton, by Dr. William Dodson. Interment was in Briensburg Cemetery, Marshall County. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Pritchard, Bermuda; a son, Rick Wasson, Gilbertsville; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Peters, Mrs. Pauline Marlow and Mrs. Martha Wallace, all of Benton; three brothers, Walter Osborn, Hawaii, Billy Osborn, Benton, and Pharo Osborn of Prospect, OH; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 7, 1990

 

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BECKNELL, William Ray

William Ray Becknell, Sr., 73, Shepherdsville, passed away Saturday, March 31, at Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville. He was a native of Booneville, KY, retired soil conservationist with U. S. Department of Agriculture of Lawrence, Spencer and Bullitt Counties for over 30 years, charter member Zoneton Lion Club, former agriculture and music teacher at Inez, army veteran of WW II, deputy P. V. A. assessor for Bullitt County and former secretary and treasurer of city of Pioneer Village. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Carmichael Becknell, two sons, Robert Becknell, West Dundee, IL and William Becknell, Charleston, SC; one sister, Margie Moffett, Findlay, OH; one brother, Sheridan Becknell, Hamilton, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, at Hardy-Close Funeral Home, Shepherdsville. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1990

 

BLOCK, Ronald

1964-1990

Ronald Block, 26, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, March 29 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Block was born March 11, 1964, in Man, WV, a son of Mose and Ruby Coalgrove Block. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 1, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charlie Block. Burial was in Copley Cemetery, Trace Branch. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Pamela Jean Block, Fort Gay; one daughter, Katrina Lynne Block, at home, one son, Ronald David Block, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Irene Williamson, Warfield, Mrs. Barb Pinson, Stepptown, WV, Mrs. Kathy Samson, Warfield, Mrs. Vivian Meade, Monterey, CA, Mrs. Ruby Fitch, Tomahawk, and Mrs. Joanne Belt, OH; one brother, Mose James Block, New York; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

BRAINARD, Lou (Carter)

Lawrence County native, Lou C Brainard, 84, Elyria, OH, died Saturday, March 31, in Elyria. Mrs. Brainard was born in Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Charles and Ida Mae Carter. She was a member of Lowell Baptist Church, Elyria and was a retired teacher. She taught school in Webbville, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Naaman Brainard, who died in 1981; two sons, Robert Brainard and John Brainard, and one brother, Charles Carter. Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Figula, Elyria and Janet Moore, Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Freida Harris, Chiefland, FL; two brothers, harodl Carter, Ashland and Jack Carter, Manchester, KY. funeral services will be today April 4 at 11 a.m. at Laubenthal Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, OH. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

COLLINS, Elizabeth (Fraley)

1908-1990

Funeral services for Elizabeth Fraley Collins, 81, Gahanna, OH were conducted Saturday, April 21, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Collins died Thursday, April 19, at Northworth Convalescent Center, Worthington, OH of an extended illness. She was born July 8, 1908, at Torchlight, KY, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Fraley Begley. She  was a Licensed Practical Nurse and was preceded in death by her husband, Rush Collins, who died in 1987. Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Fannin, Gahanna, two sons, Robert R. Collins and Phillip Collins, both of Gahanna; one sister, Martha Sullivan, Columbus; one brother, Fred Fraley, Wayland, KY; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1990

 

COMPTON, Joseph S.

1915-1990

Joseph S. Compton, 74, Louisa, died Thursday, April 5, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. He was born December 12, 1915, son of the late Lafe V. and Monia Blankenship Compton. He was a mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service, World War II veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #6103 an DAV of Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Military funeral services were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Survivors include his wife, Myrtie May Compton, Louisa, one son, Clifford Compton, Waterford, CT; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1990

 

DANIELS, Earl Ray

1960-1990

Earl Ray Daniels, 29, Ulysses, KY, died Friday, April 6, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born August 27,1 960, at Columbus, OH, a son of Lon Daniels, Ulysses and the late Mary Clay Daniels. Graveside rites were held Thursday, April 12 at Coburn Cemetery, route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Clarence Childers. Surviving in addition to his father are three brothers, Lon David Daniels, Ronnie Dale Daniels and Ralph Douglas Daniels all of route 3, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 18,1990

 

DOTY, Lula C. (Lytle)

1902-1990

Funeral services for Lula C. Doty, 87, Pie Street, Louisa, were conducted Monday, April 16, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James Doughton. Burial was i Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Mrs. Doty passed away Friday, April 13, at her home of a sudden illness. She was born June 26, 1902, at Paris, KY, a daughter of the late John and Lou Scuder Lytle. She was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dayton, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Doty, who died in 1963. Surviving are two sons, Roger D. Doty, route 1, Louisa and Charles L. Doty, Heath, OH; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 18, 1990

 

EDWARDS, Everett

1925-1990

Everett Edwards, 64, route 1, Louisa, passed away Saturday, April 21, at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington of an extended illness. He was born October 18, 1925, at Lowmansville, KY, son of the late Arlie and Ella Mae Howard Edwards. He was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, a former bus driver and an employee of the Senior Citizen's Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 24, at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa, by the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Thompson family cemetery. Military services were performed by DAV 92/American Legion Post 89 and VFW 6103/PV of Eastern Kentucky. Surviving are his wife, Mars. Lorraine Thompson Edwards, route 1, Louisa; three daughters, Daisy Edwards, Bonnie Edwards, and Darlene Jude, all of route 1, Louisa, three sisters, Pina Morgan, Jackson, OH, Ruby Auxier, Oxford, IN and Noldia Marie Mullins, Williamsport, IN; four brothers, Claude Edwards, Williamsport, IN, Arlie Edwards, Jr., Veedersburg, IN, Floyd Edwards, and George Edwards, both of Sandy Hook, KY and one grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1990

 

FERGUSON, Elizabeth (Blankenship)

1918-1990

Elizabeth Blankenship Ferguson, 71, route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, April 18, at the home of her daughter, Linda Burke at Springhill. Mrs. Ferguson was born May 17, 1918, in Yatesville, daughter of the lat Raish, Sr., and Inez Ratcliff Blankenship. She was retired from the Lawrence County Board of Education, a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa and past president of Louisa Woman's Club. Her husband, Ray Ferguson, died in 1987. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Burke and Janet Richards, both of Louisa; two sisters, Lucille Maynard, Greenup and Irene Meyers, Louisa, one brother, Raish Blankenship, Jr., Owingsville, KY and three grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Hospice. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1990

 

HEWLETT, Alice (Pope)

1907-1990

Alice Pope Hewlett, 83, Catlettsburg, KY, passed away Thursday, April 19, at home, from an extended illness. She was born April 2, 1907, at Mingo County, WV, daughter of the late Commodore and Nan Chapman Pope. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Lodge #292, Louisa Chapter and manager of Coppers Department Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hewlett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church, by the Rev. James Doughton, with burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Jordan, Tampa, FL, Maxine Adkins, New York, and Lillian Pope, Columbus, OH; one brother, Herchel Pope, Columbus; six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1990

 

KELLEY, Larry D.

1943-1990

Funeral services for Larry D. Kelley, 46, Jupiter, FL, will be conducted Friday, April 27, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dick Maynard and Rev. Glen Day. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Kelley died Friday, April 20, in Florida. He was born May 1, 1943, at Kenova, WV, a son of Lillie Rose Kelley. He was a member of Minister Independent Freewill Baptist Church and was a heavy equipment mechanic for Pipline Utilities for 29 years. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Peggy Johnson Kelley, Jupiter, FL; one son and daughter in law, Kenneth A. and Christine Kelley, Jupiter; one daughter and son in law, Trena and Dale C. Anderson, Jupiter and three grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 25, 1990

 

MAY, Carlous Hammond

1936-1990

Funeral services for Carlous Hammond May, 53, Grove City, OH, formerly of Blaine, KY were conducted Thursday, April 5, at Cherokee Community Church, by the Rev. Nelson Thompson and Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in May Cemetery at Blaine. Mr. May died Monday, April 2, at Doctor's Hospital West, Columbus, OH, of an extended illness. He was born September 4, 1936, at Cherokee, KY, a son of Lula Curnutte May, Blaine and the late Jeff May. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mrs. June Elliott, Grove City and Mrs. Gloria Ramey, Blaine; two brothers, Jeff Allen May, Columbus and Arthur Ray May, Grove City and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 11, 1990

 

MOORE, Claude C.

1908-1990

Claude C. Moore, 81, of Ohio, died Wednesday, April 18, in Mercy Hospital. He was a retied self-employed barber and security guard with C.P.P., a member of Neoacacia Lodge 595 F & AM and a registered bee keeper with Ohio State University. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Della Moore. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Moore, two sons, Lacey (Barbara) Moore, Obetz, OH and Lloyd J. (Barbara) Moore, of Grove City, OH; three stepdaughters, Diane (Doyle) Sargent, Sidney, OH, Patricia (Terry) Ransbottom, Mechanicsburg, OH, and V. Kaye (Jack) Presutti, Stow, OH; five brothers, Clyde (Berthie) Moore, Mattie, KY, William (Mae) Moore, Columbus, Oliver (Violet) Moore, Lancaster, OH, Kenneth (Evelyn) Moore, Buckeye Lake, OH and Eugene (Teri) Moore of Blaine; three sisters, Roberta Ball, Louisa, Wilva Ball, Mattie and Evelyn Crabtree, Blaine; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted, Friday, April 20, at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel in Grove City by Rev. Timothy Swick. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery. Masonic services were held Thursday, April 19 at Neoacacia Lodge 595 F & AM. Big Sandy News. April 25, 1990

 

RUCKER, Clarice Marie (Holbrook)

1925-1990

Funeral services for Clarice Marie Rucker, 64, route 2, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Isaac Park Church by Rev. Flem Stepp and Rev. Lemuel Little. Burial will be in Isaac Park Cemetery. Mrs. Rucker died suddenly Sunday, April 1, in Fort Gay, from injuries sustained in a train accident. She was born December 21, 1925, in Blaine, daughter of the late Vint and Sylvia Adams Holbrook. She was a member of the Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three brothers, Dewey Webb, route 1, Fort Gay, Clarence Johnson, route 2, Fort Gay, and Bill Johnson, Akron, OH, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

RUCKER, Fred

1913-1990

Funeral services for Fred Rucker, 76, route 2, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Isaac Park Church by Rev. Flem Stepp and Rev. Lemuel Little. Burial will be in Isaac Park Cemetery. Mr. Rucker died suddenly Sunday, April 1, in Fort Gay, from injuries sustained in a train accident. He was born April 13, 1913, in Clifford, son of the late Johnnie and Elizabeth Rucker. He was a sawmill laborer, a member of the Isaac Park Church and a WWII veteran. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

 

HAYES, Grover Cleveland

1885-1990

Grover Cleveland Hayes, 104, died Wednesday, March 21. He was buried by his wife, Arminty (Minta) Pack Hayes, in the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, OH. Mr. Hayes was born July 9, 885 at Charley, KY (Lawrence County). At his death, he was the oldest grandchild of Bazeal Hayes (1806-1889) who was progenitor of the Hayes family in Lawrence County. The oldest, living descendant now is Ardelia (Delia) Hayes Spencer who will be 100 years old in August. He had five children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

PACK, John

1927-1990

Funeral services for John Pack, 63, Ft. Thomas, KY, will be conducted Thursday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Ball Cemetery. Masonic services will be held today, April 4, at 8 p.m. Mr. Pack died Saturday, March 31 in V. A. Hospital, Cincinnati, OH following a long illness. He was born June 18, 1927, son of the late John T. and Myrtle Mae Alley Pack. He was a member of the Newport Lodge 358, F & AM, a veteran of the Navy and WWII. Survivors include one daughter, Patty Sue Grobouski, Gainesville, FL; one son, John Taylor, U. S. Army in Pennsylvania; two brothers, Charles A. Pack, Merritt Island, FL and Merrell Pack, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Loggins, Merritt Island, FL, Mrs. Edna Booth, Tennessee and Mrs. Buella Roberts, Columbus, OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

PERRY, Cecil

1916-1990

Cecil Perry, 74, of Cherryville, died Monday, March 26, in the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, following a long illness. Mr. Perry was born March 1, 1916; in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arnold H. and Merinda Hensley Perry. His wife, Delsie Perry, died in 1989. He was a retired signalman for the C & O Railway Co. and was a member of the Richardson Masonic Lodge F & AM. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Mildred) Laney, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) VanHoose and Mrs. Lannie (Darlene) Maynard, all of Louisa; two sons, Leroy Perry of Plain City, OH and Cecil Perry, Jr., of Elkhardt, IN; a brother, Theodore Perry of Louisa; a sister, Elizabeth Frazier of Plain City; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 29 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home at Louisa by Bill Teems, pastor. Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery at Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 4, 1990

 

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BLANKENSHIP, LaVon R. (Miller)

1919-1990

LaVon R. Blankenship, 70, route 3, Louisa, passed away Tuesday, May 22, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born August 12, 1919, in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late George F. and Pansy Boyd Miller. She was a housewife and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Knollwood, O, Lawrence county Homemakers, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 26, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Wiler and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, John T. Blankenship, route 3, Louisa, one brother, Leonard Miller, Dayton, OH; four sisters, Lillian Claybaugh, Kiser Lake, OH, Delia Burger, Beaver Creek, OH, Jeanette Fay Whitaker, St. James City, FL and Mildred Waymer, Newport Richie, FL and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

BRYANT, Leona Frances (Jenkins)

1911-1990

Funeral services for Leona Frances Bryant, 78, Cordell, were conducted Tuesday, May 22, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home, by the Rev. Mike Cordle. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant passed away Sunday, May 20, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born September 7, 1911, in Jackson, OH, a daughter of the late Evans and Minnie Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bryant, who died in 1987. She was a member of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include six sisters, Lizzie Yeley, South Webster, OH, Charlotte Jenkins, Riverside, CA, Sadie Whalen, Della Smith, Edna Sexton and Minnie Neff, all of Springfield, OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

CARTER, Opal (Hackney)

1911-1990

Opal Hackney, Carter, 79, Blaine, died Saturday, May 19, in King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. She was born January 31, 1911, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Maggard Hackney. She was a member of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 22, at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Castle Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Billy Carter, Blaine; one daughter, Doris Abrams, Lloyd, three sons, Eddie Carter, James C. Carter and Thomas Carter, all of Blaine; two sisters, Irene O'Hara, Xenia, OH and Pauline Wheeler, Flatwoods; one brother, Ray Hackney, Blaine; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

COFFEY, Laura (Murphy)

1896-1990

Funeral services for Laura Coffey, 93, Fallsburg, were conducted Saturday, May 26, at Trinity Methodist Church, route 4, Louisa, by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Coffey Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Coffey died Wednesday, May 23, following an extended illness. She was born November 2, 1896, at Irish Creek, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Arch Ellis and Barbara Alice Auxier Murphy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denny Coffey, who died in 1974; three sons, Walden Coffey, Cecil Coffey,a nd Henry Coffey, and one daughter. Belva Fannin. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Lillie Bowling, Circleville, OH, Mrs. Geneva Hughes and Mrs. Loraine May, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Irene McCalvin, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Wilda Frazier, Rush, Mrs. Garnett Cooksey, Flatwoods, Mrs. Mary Hicks, Ash, KY and Mrs. Ella Ward, Marion, OH; one sons, Chester Coffey, Columbus, OH; two brothers, Herman Murphy, route 4, Louisa and Sherman Murphy, Commercial Point, OH; 59 grandchildren, 93 great grandchildren and 30 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

COLLINS, Kelly, Jr.

1927-1990

Route 1, Fort Gay resident, Kelly Collins, Jr., 63, died Sunday, May 27, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of a long illness. He was born April 4, 1927, son of the late Kelly Collins. He was a mechanic and a WWII veteran. Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home, by the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial will be in Robertson Family Cemetery, Paddle Creek. Survivors include his wife, Faye Collins, route 1, Fort Gay; three sons, Gary Collins, Fort Gay, Kenney Collins, route 4, Louisa, and Randall Collins, Mullins, WV and five grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

CORDLE, Grace (Cox)

1901-1990

Funeral services for Grace Cox Cordle, 88, West Liberty, KY, formerly of Blaine, were conducted Monday, April 30, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Tommy Bailey and J. Loyall Ferguson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cordle passed away Friday, April 27, at St. Clair Medical Center, Morehead, from an extended illness. She was born May 23, 1901, at Ophir, KY, a daughter of the late John Allen and Cora Cantrell Cox. She was a housewife, and Cordell Postmaster, and a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Winfred Cordle, preceded her in death. Survivors include two stepsons, Cas Cordle and Fred Cordle, both of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ison and Mrs. Maxine Williams, both of West Liberty; one brother, Clifford Cox, West Liberty; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1990

 

CRABTREE, John Robert

1930-1990

Funeral services for John Robert Crabtree, 60, route 1, box 94,, Webbville, KY, were conducted Saturday, May 12, at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery. Mr. Crabtree died Tuesday, May 8, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. He was born January 31, 1930, at Cooksey Fork, KY, a son of the late John Robert and Lucy May Crabtree. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Victoria Crabtree, route 1, Webbville, three stepdaughters, Thelma Spencer, Circleville, OH, Vicky Jordan and Debra Ann Evans, both of Louisa, four stepsons, Charles Daniels, Newark, OH, Ernest Daniels and Joseph Daniels, both at home, and Clifford Daniels, Louisa; one sister, Molly Jane Bear, Cleveland, OH; one brother, Leo Jackson Crabtree, Louisa; two half brothers, George Diamond, Webbville and Kenneth Diamond, Columbus, one stepbrother, James Diamond, Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1990

 

DERIFIELD, Hazel (Buell)

1916-1990

Hazel Buell Thompson Derifield, 74, Ashland, passed away Tuesday, May 8, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, from an extended illness. She was born April 3, 1916, at Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Reese M. and Inez Porter Buell. She was a retired clerk of Queen's Motel in Ashland, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, WV. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Keith Leap and Rev. Homer Bradley. Burial will be in Mountain View, Maher, WV. Surviving are one son and daughter in law, Ernest "Ernie S." and Virginia Thompson, Louisa; one sister, Mary B. Richardson, Williamson; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

DIAMOND, Emily Jane (Austin)

1914-1990

Emily Jane Austin Diamond, 76, route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 8, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. She was born April 5, 1914, a daughter of the late John Calvin and Cynthia Curnutte Austin. She was a retired postmistress of Fallsburg Post Office. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 11, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial was in Austin-Diamond Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Howard Diamond, route 3, Louisa, two daughters, Mrs. Luke Kitchen, route 4, Louisa, and Mrs. Bob Brumfield, Huntington, WV; four sons, John Diamond, Bill Diamond, Joe Diamond and Mike Diamond; all of Louisa; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild and two nieces. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1990

 

HAYES, Basil Jr.

1926-1990

Basil Hayes, Jr., 63, Route 1, Louisa, passed away Friday, May 25, at home, of an extended illness. He was born October 11, 1926 at Charley, KY, son of the late Basil and Delphia Meade Hayes. He was retired from Jeffery Manufacturing in Columbus and a WWII Navy veteran. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 28, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Meades Branch. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Doris Rejean Hayes, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cox, both of Route 1, Louisa; and one brother, Bobby Hayes, Columbus. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

HUGHES, Neva (Hammond)

1908-1990

Neva Hammond Hughes, 82, route 5, Louisa, died Monday, April 30, in Fruitland, FL of an extended illness. She was born March 25, 1908, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late Cornell and Cora Webb Hammond. Her husband, Henry C. Hughes died April 17, 1974. Funeral arrangements are incomplete by Heston-Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1990

 

Neva Hammond Hughes, 82, of Fruitland, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, April 30, in Fruitland following a long illness. Mrs. Hughes was born March 25, 1908, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Cornell and Cora Webb Hammond. Her husband, Henry Hughes, died in 1974. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Irene Rule of Nashville, TN, Norma Presley of Fort Gay, Rebecca Hoover and Shelly Meade, both of Orrville, OH; six sons, Hobert Hughes of Prospect, OH, Ervin Hughes of Marion, OH, Anderson Hughes of Holly Hill, FL, Jeff Hughes of Louisa, Thomas Hughes of Pierson, FL and Johnny Hughes of Fruitland; a brother, Junior Hammond of Ironton, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Elliott Preston of Clifford, Tina Hammond of Indiana, Marie Scarberry of Marion and Bessie Grayson of Ashland; 42 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 5, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Edward McKenzie. Burial was in the Hughes family cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

JORDAN, George

1911-1990

Funeral services for George Jordan, 78, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, May 19, at the Chapman United Methodist Church by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in the Jordan Cemetery in Chapman. Mr. Jordan passed away Wednesday, May 16, in the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He was born July 24, 1911, at Gallup, a son of the late Bill and Sidney Moore Jordan. He was a retired employee of the Chessie System with 30 years service and a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Carter Jordan; four daughters, Cidney Alexander, Ashland, Pansy Adams and Felicia Pigg, both of Louisa, and Yvonne Skaggs, Paintsville; four sons, James Jordan, Bobby Jordan, and Ernest Jordan, all of Louisa and Stanley Jordan, Ashland, one sister, Edith Adams, Ashland, two brothers, Lindsey Jordan, Catlettsburg and Arlie Jordan, Radnor, WV; ten grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

LYON, Buell S.

1911-1990

Funeral services for Buell S. Lyon, 79, Powhatten Street, Louisa, were conducted, Sunday, May 27, at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Lyon died Thursday, May 24, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1911, at Keaton, KY, son of the late Sanford and Margret Ferguson Lyon. He was retired owner of Louisa Western Auto, member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and Odd Fellow-Masonic Lodge 195. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Lyon, Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Welch, Columbus, and Mrs. Sue Diamond, Louisa; one son, Richard S. Lyon, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Lyon, Louisa, and Mrs. Kathleen Ball, San Diego, Ca; two brothers, Jesse Lyon, Louisa, and Robert Lyon, Orlando, FL, nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

LYONS, Joshua

1990-1990

Infant Joshua E. Lyons, 2 1/2 month old son of Gerald Edward and Jenny Mills Lyons, Louisa, passed away Saturday, May 19, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born March 3, 1990 in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jamie and Jeremy Lyons, both at home; maternal grandparents, Lacy and Zelphia Mills, Louisa and paternal grandparents, Irene and Eldon Diamond, Louisa and paternal great grandfather, Sam Moore, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 21 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, Louisa, by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

MARTIN, Kathleen (Austin)

Lawrence County native, Mrs. Kathleen (Katie) Austin Martin, Timmonsville, SC, passed away Wednesday, May 9, in a Florence Hospital, from a brief illness. Mrs. Martin was born in Ulysses, KY, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson, Sr. and Bessie Moore Austin. She was a meat hostess at Kroger's of South Charleston, WV for 20 years. Funeral services were held Friday, May 11, at Layton-Perry Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Byrd Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, William H. Martin, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia M. Jones, Williamston, SC and Mrs. Sue M. Anderson, Timmonsville; one brother, Jack Austin, South Charleston, one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Chandler, Ulysses; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1990

 

MCCORMICK, Erma (Caudill)

1928-1990

Erma Caudill McCormick, 62, route 2, Louisa, died Monday, May 28, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. McCormick was born February 19,1 928, in Denver, KY, daughter of the late Frank and Elva Pennington Caudill. Her husband, Ishmael McCormick, died in 1976. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 30, at Eloise United Baptist Church, by Elders Flem Arrowood, Lawrence Arrowood, Ted Asbury. Burial will be in McCormick Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kathy Thompson, route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Patsy Little, Kitts Hill, OH, two sons, Michael McCormick, route 2, Louisa, and Jimmy McCormick, Knoxville, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Peck of Louisa and Mrs. Ruth Newsome, Fort Gay; five brothers, Lacy Caudill, Verlie Caudill, Herbert Caudill and Wilburn Caudill, all of Fort Gay, and Berlie "Alvie" Caudill, Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

MOSLEY, Delbert, Jr.

1930-1990

Lawrence County native, Delbert Mosley, Jr., 59, Circleville, OH, passed away Wednesday, April 25, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. He was born October 5, 1930, at Fallsburg, KY, a son of Delbert Mosley, Sr., of Stoutsville, OH and the late Maggie Hutchison Mosley. He was a retired electrician from E. J. Dupont, after 35 years, a veteran of the Army, Korean conflict, and a member of Jefferson Church of Christ in Christian Union, OH. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Mosley, and a sister Judy Faye Mosley. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Edna Triplett Mosley, Circleville; two daughters, Mary Ann Meenach, Stoutsville and Rachel Mosley, at home; three sons, Tony Mosley and Larry Mosley, both of Circleville, and Danny Mosley, Mt. Sterling, OH; two sisters, Kathryn Riffle, Stoutsville, and Georgia Sowers, Chillicothe; three brothers (a twin), Rev. Elbert Mosley, Circleville, David Mosley, Laurelville and Donald Mosley, Louisville; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 28, at the Jefferson Church of Christ in Christian Union, Circleville, by the Rev. Lonnie Potts and Rev. Roy Heimbach. Burial was in Meade Cemetery. Contributions made be made to Jefferson C. C. C. U. building fund or American Cancer Society. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1990

 

PATTON, Crilda (Crabtree)

1909-1990

Funeral services for Mrs. Crilda Patton, 81, of 100 Country Place Apartments, Louisa, were conducted Monday, May 7, at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Patton died Friday morning, May 4, at her residence after a long illness. She was born January 1, 1909, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Thornton and Bertha Lynch Crabtree. She was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie and a son, Cecil Patton. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Mae Ressmiller of New Palestine, IN, Mrs. Mary Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Jo Ann Wright of Houston, TX, Mrs. Betty Cooper of Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Speakman of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Carol Johnson of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Nancy Lemaster of Louisa, and Susie Patton of Louisa; three sons, John Tom Patton of Dayton, OH, Bobby Patton of Chesapeake, VA and Lonnie Patton of Louisa; two brothers, Lucian Crabtree of Reform, AL and Clarence Crabtree of New Symerna Beach, FL; 32 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

PREECE, Shirley (Gibson)

1930-1990

Shirley Marie Preece, 60, Louisa, passed away Tuesday, May 8, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, near Prestonsburg, following a long illness. Mrs. Preece was born February 10,1930, in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Frances E. Cox Gibson. Her husband, Rudolph G. Preece, died in 1982. She was a member of the Moores Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Janet E. Bevins, Louisa; two sons, Rodney L. Bevins, Louisa, and Harold K. Bevins, Dayton, OH; one sister, Hazel Blackburn, Dowling, MI; three brothers, Raymond Gibson, Louisa, Claude Gibson, Chapmanville, WV and Charles W. Gibson, Dayton, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1990

 

ROSE, Anna Louise (Smith)

1939-1990

Anna Louise Rose, 50, Pearcy, AR, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, May 18, in Hot Springs, AR. She was born July 16, 1939, at Huntington, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Rebecca Long Smith. She was a housewife and a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 22, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home, by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Milton Rose, Pearcy, AR; one daughter, Adelaide (Addie) Maynard, Louisa; one sons, Andrew (Andy) Milton, II, Pearcy. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

ROSE, Curtis C.

1914-1990

Curtis C. Rose, 75, Circleville, OH, died Wednesday, May 2, at the Americare Health Care Center. Mr. Rose was born November 26, 1914, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Robert and Mary Chaffens Rose. He was a press operator for Bordens Company and a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Martha Beougher Rose; one daughter, Mrs. John (Sharon) Close, Columbus, two sons, Kenneth Rose and Keith Rose both of Delaware; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Vicki Fetherolf, Circleville, Patsy Giffen and Connie McCain, both of Circleville, and Kathy Horch, Williamsport; two brothers, Paul Rose, Kentucky and Sam Rose, West Virginia; 11 grandchildren, five step grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 5, at the Forest Cemetery in Circleville, under the direction of Wellman Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 16, 1990

 

SCOTT, Anna Marie (Mounts)

1913-1990

Funeral services for Anna Marie Scott, 77, Kenova, WV, (formerly of Fort Gay), were conducted Friday, May 4, at Oak Grove Methodist Church, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in O'Brian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Scott died Tuesday, May 1, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington of an extended illness. She was born June 5,1 913, at Majestic, KY, a daughter of the late George McClelland and Octiva Mounts. She was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church, retired from Louisa General Hospital and was preceded in death by her husband Abel Scott who died in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Edna Robertson, Tiro, OH and Barbara Toler, Kenova; two sons, James Scott, Wheelersburg, OH, and Larry Scott, Fort Gay; one step brother, Oliver Mounts, Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

WELLMAN, Luther

1898-1990

Luther Wellington Wellman, 91, Vancouver Street, Fort Gay, died Thursday, May 17, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wellman was born June 9, 1898 in Fort Gay, a son of the late William Nichols and Nancy Ellen Roberts Wellman. He was a retired machine operator for N & W Railway Company, with 33 years service and a member of the Fort Gay United Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of the Way. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Matilda Hoy Wellman, Fort Gay, two daughters, Natalie Matilda Haberer, Dayton, OH, and Marianna Mayne Mils, Springfield, OH, two sons, Paul Douglas Wellman, New Port Richey, FL and William Martin Wellman, Warner Robins, GA; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 20, at the Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stanley Clark and the Rev. Thomas Duncan. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 23, 1990

 

WHEELER, George E.

1946-1990

Funeral services for George E. Wheeler, 44, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Garden in Russell. Mr. Wheeler died Monday, May 7, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness. He was born April 13, 1946, in Louisa, son of George Wheeler and the late Mary Burke York Wheeler. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Pamala Kay Braden Wheeler; one daughter, Kellie Wheeler, Webbville; two sons, Carl Wheeler, Louisa and Joseph Scott, route 4, Louisa; five sisters, Nora Holcomb, London, OH, Juanita Osborne, Columbus, OH, Sylvia Skaggs, West Jefferson, OH, Judy Woods, Wurtland, KY and Sandy Hurley, Winter Haven, FL; seven brothers, Jack Wheeler and Elmer Wheeler, both of Columbus, OH, George Wheeler, Jr., Johnstown, OH, Jim Rose, Russell, KY, Jay York, Jr. Jack York, Curt York, all of Argillite, KY; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and stepfather, Jay York, Worthington, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

WHEELER, Jacob P.

1901-1990

Funeral services for Jacob P. Wheeler, 89, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, May 3, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willard Bailey and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Wheeler died Monday, April 30, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV, following a long illness. He was born March 6, 1901 at Blaine, son of the late Malachi and Rhoda Jane Ball Wheeler. He was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge, Blaine and the Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Louisa Hay Wheeler, five grandsons, Frank Wheeler, Ronnie Wheeler, and George Wheeler, all of Louisa, Michael Wheeler, Palm Bay, FL and Michael Wheeler,  Lawyton, OK; one granddaughter, Joan Smith, Fayetteville, NC; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Fannie Young, Wheelersburg, OH. Friends may call 3 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday), at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1990

 

WILEY, George S.

1907-1990

George S. Wiley, 83, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Sunday, May 27, at his home. Mr. Wiley was born May 19, 1907, in Ellington, MO, a son of the late Arthur Stewart and Elizabeth Pearl Sutton Wiley. His wife, Helen Beeman Wiley, died in 1989. He was a machine tool repairman for Aerojet, with 23 years service, and was a member of the Christian Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 29, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ned Mobley. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Helen Justice of Catlettsburg; a son, Kenneth George Wiley, of Berkley, CA; a sister, Margie Cole of Auburn, CA; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 30, 1990

 

WILLIAMS, Emily Ann (Hay)

1903-1990

Emily Ann Hay Williams, 86, Powhatton Street, Louisa, passed away Friday, May 4, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. She was born September 17, 1903, in Elliott County, KY, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Cora Elizabeth Skaggs Hay. She was a housewife, member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church for 69 years, and a member of the Eastern Star, Louisa Chapter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Doug Kelley. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Homer Williams, Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Lambert, Lexington and Mrs. Lenora Hamilton, Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hay, Louisa, and Esta Haskins, Flatwoods; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 9, 1990

 

YORK, Virgie Lee (Thompson)

1891-1990

Former Louisan, Virgie Lee York, 99, Ashland, OH, passed away Tuesday, April 24, at Good Shepard Nursing Home, Ashland, OH of an extended illness. She was born April 8, 1891, at Ironton, OH, a daughter of the late W. W. and Martha Bradford Thompson. She was a housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, G. H. York, who died in 1981. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 28, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Bill Sentith. Burial was in See Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Francis Pratt, Centerline, MI; one sons, Edward G. York, Belliville, OH; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 2, 1990

 

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ALLEN, Elbert Jay

1934-1990

Funeral services for Elbert Jay Allen, 55, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted today (Wednesday), at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Burel Cox. Burial will be in Allen-Workman Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Allen passed away Monday, June 11, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital of an extended illness. He was born July 11, 1934, at Cherryville, a son of the late Roscoe and Alta Mae Cox Allen. He was a farmer. Survivors include 7 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Copley, Mae Belle Moore, Margaret Louisa Bailey and Rosa Lee Moore, all of Louisa, Eula Hawse, Grove City, OH, Rita Spillman, Ashland, OH, and Wanda Burke, Grayson; two brothers, Homer Allen and Charles T. Allen, both of Louisa; one half brother,  William Marion Dutton, Louisa, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

BARTRAM, Ruth (Peters)

1916-1990

Funeral services for Ruth Peters Bartram, 74, Louisa, were conducted Friday, June 1, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bartram passed away Tuesday, May 29, at home, of an extended illness. She was born April 19, 1916, at Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late Carmey and Minerva Ratcliff Peters. She was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Bartram. She was a housewife and a member of Louisa First Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Janet Crabtree, Louisa; one son, Donald Bartram, Huntington, WV, and three grandchildren, Tammy Rhena Crabtree, Jeff Bartram and Crystal Bartram. Heston &Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

BLANKENSHIP, Lawrence

1905-1990

Lawrence County native, Lawrence Blankenship, 85, 11 Sunrise Drive, Hadley, OH died Friday, June 1, at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, OH. Mr. Blankenship was born June 1, 1905, the son of the late Arthur and Henrietta Black Blankenship. He received his education in Louisa schools and attended Marshall University, in Huntington. He was employed as a tire builder at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, OH and retied in 1965. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Northampton. Surviving are his wife, Ella Mable (Taylor) Blankenship, Hadley; one daughter, Dr. Jane Blankenship, Amherst; two brothers, Wayne Blankenship, Cincinnati, and Arthur Blankenship, Louisa and one sister, Agnes Bradley, Louisa. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 3, at the Amherst Funeral Home, by the Rev. Daniel Crosby. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington, WV. Donations may be made to American Heart Association. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

CARTER, Josephine A. (Triplett)

1928-1990

Funeral services for Josephine A. Carter, 62, Columbus, were conducted Friday, June 15, at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, Columbus, by the Rev. Woodward Pack. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Carter died Monday, June 11, at Riverside Hospital. She was born May 6, 1928, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Alec and Marjorie Miller Triplett. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Carter, Columbus; three daughters, Emma Carter, Ruth Skeen and Loretta DeWitt; several brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 17, 1990

 

CASTLE, Effie Sue (Carroll)

1909-1990

Effie Sue Castle, 81, formerly of Ashland, died Thursday, in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, following a long illness. Mrs. Castle born February 2, 1909, in Ashland, a daughter of the late George Bradley and Minnie Bond Carroll. Her husband, Clarence Castle, died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Laverne Atkins of Dayton; three sons, C. C. Castle of Louisa, Hollie E. Castle of Lucasville, OH and Dick Castle of Sardinia, OH; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 24, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in the Bond Cemetery in Denton. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1990

 

CHILDERS, Jessie

1904-1990

Lawrence County native, Jessie Childers, 85, Strasburg, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 5, at the Winchester-Medical Center, Winchester, VA. He was born August 27, 1904, at George's Creek in Lawrence County, son of the late Bascom Childers and Julia Preston Childers. He was a retied section worker for C & O Railroad and was of Baptist faith. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 8, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Julia Davis Childers, Strasburg; four daughters, Ruth Lemaster, Louisa, Ruby Clark, Summerfield, FL, Sye Nunamaker, Dallas, TX and Clara Nofsinger, Strasburg; ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were S. E. Nunamaker, Charles Nofsinger, Robert Clark, James Lemaster, Ed Lewis and Eddie Lewis. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

DIXON, Lillie Marie (Adams)

1923-1990

Graveside services for Lillie Marie Adams Dixon, 67, Adams, were conducted Tuesday, June 26, at Adams Cemetery, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Dixon passed away Saturday, June 23, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana, OH. She was born January 3, 1923 at Rich Creek in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William David and Francis Payne Adams. She was a housewife. Surviving are two sisters, Rosie Dixon, Urbana, and Maxine Idle, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 26, 1990

 

FERGUSON, Kathy (Vinson)

1949-1990

Kathy Ferguson, 40, route 1, Dunlow, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 6, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was born October 10, 1949, a daughter of Rosie Johnson Bowens and the late Berthin Vinson. She was a housewife and was of Baptist faith. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, at Webb Freewill Baptist Church by Kimble Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV. Surviving in addition to her mother are her stepfather, Paul Bowens; husband, Donald Ferguson, Dunlow; two daughter, Rolly Marie Ferguson and Melissa Gail Ferguson, both at home; two sons, Donald J. Ferguson, Jr., and Anthony Shawn Ferguson, both at home; four brothers, Ted Vinson and Terry Vinson, both of Wayne, Stanley Bowens and Timmy Bowens, both of Webb; three sisters, Stella Marcum, Webb, Lisa Federall and Holley Vinson, both of Wayne. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

GEORGE, Nora (Hale)

1898-1990

Nora Hale George, 92, Ulysses, died Saturday, June 16, at her home following an extended illness. She was born June 15, 1898, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Ira and Eunice Thompson Hale. She was a housewife, and a member of the First Church of God at Lowmansville. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Will" George, who passed away in 1976. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Fillers. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irene (George) Johnson, Ulysses; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1990

 

HENRY, Stephanie Renee

1990-1990

Stephanie Renee Henry, infant daughter of Harold and Kristie Johnson Henry, route 3, Louis, died Wednesday, June 20, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital at birth of a sudden illness. Graveside services were conducted Friday, June 22, at the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Richardson by the Rev. Jimmy Maynard. Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Ronald and Judy Johnson, Richardson, paternal grandparents Harold D. Henry, Richardson and Marcella Smith, route 4, Louisa, paternal great grandparents, Cleo Henry, Richardson, and George and Jewell Howell, route 4, Louisa, maternal great grandmother, Dixie Johnson and great-great grandmother, Pearlie Lawson, route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1990

 

 

LEVERING, Henrietta (Manahan)

1930-1990

Louisa resident, Henrietta Levering, 60, 105 Maple Street, passed away Thursday, May 3, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. She was born May 4, 1930, at Shawnee Hills, OH, daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Reed Manahan. She was a housewife. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 3, at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church, by Rev. Larry Sparks and Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Burchette Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. She is survived by her husband, James K. Levering, Louisa, one son, Irvin Chilcotte, Columbus, two stepdaughters, Betty Jean Phipps and Geraldine Smith, both  of Louisa, two stepsons, Myrland Levering, Louisa and Gordon Ellis Levering, Dallas, TX; three brothers, Charlie Manahan and Harry Manahan, both of Columbus, and Joseph Manahan, Jr., Orlando, FL and four grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1990

 

LYON, Ethel (Hayes)

1902-1990

Ethel Lyon, 88, Mayo Trail, Catlettsburg, KY, formerly of Blaine, passed away Friday, June 8, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland, of an extended illness. She was born April 27, 1902, at Flat Gap, KY, daughter of the late Charles R. and Missouri Bowling Hayes. She was a housewife, and a member of Laurel Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Proctor R. Lyon, Sr., who died in 1981. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 11, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Robert Wallen, Paul E. Keaton and Jerry Brown. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are six daughters, Adelene Lyon, Catlettsburg, Aliene Nelson and Doris Collett, both of Greenup, Roberta Daniels, Ashland, Louise Kilgore, Flatwoods and Geneva Fritz, Lloyd, KY; two sons, Charles L. Lyon, Greenup and Proctor R. Lyon, Jr., Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Imogene Sparks, Union City, OH; one brother, Odis Hayes, Flat Gap; 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

MARCUM, Aaron Enos

1915-1990

Funeral services for Aaron Enos "Ernie" Marcum, 75, Pineville, WV, formerly of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Saturday, June 2, at Radnor Church of God, route 2, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Jay Rice and Rev. Richard Bass. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Marcum passed away Tuesday May 29, at home, of an extended illness. He was born May 28, 1915, at Long Branch, KY, son of the late Richard and Sealey Ellis Marcum. He was a miner and a World War II veteran. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Robinette and Mrs. Alice Fay Marcum, both of route 2, Fort Gay and Mrs. Gloria Hutchens, Fresno, CA; two sons, Louie Alvin Marcum and Brian Preston Marcum, both of route 2, Fort Gay; four sisters, one grandchild and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 6,1990

 

MCKINNEY, Betty L. (Murray)

1931-1990

Louisa resident, Betty L. Murray McKinney, 59, S. Mayo Trail, Louisa, passed away Wednesday, June 20, of an extended illness. She was born February 20, 1931 at Kenova, WV, a daughter of the late Homer and Sally Stambaugh Murray. She was owner/operator of Betty’s Home Cookin in Louisa and a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 23 at Eloise United Baptist Church, Beech Grove, by the Elders Claude Mollette, Flem Arrowood, Ted Asbury and Carter Williamson. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Survivors include her husband, Harry McKinney, Louisa, one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Kim) Marks, Catlettsburg; one son, Zack McKinney, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Preston, Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Juanita Blackburn, Meta, KY; two brothers, Escome Murray, Columbus, and Clifford Murray, Point Pleasant, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1990

 

MURPHY, Warren G.

1922-1990

Funeral services for Lawrence county native, Warren G. Murphy, Sr., 68, Akron, OH, were conducted Sunday, June 17, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Murphy died Wednesday, June 13, at his home of an extended illness. He was born January 24, 1922, a son of the late Lou Murphy. He was an employee of Mohawk Rubber Company for 30 years, WWII veteran and was of Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Dorthy Sparks Murphy, Akron; two sons, Mike S. Murphy, Layfaette, CA and Warren G. Murphy, Jr., Akron, one sister, Zelda Fannin, Thornville, OH and one grandson. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 20, 1990

 

PARSLEY, James Harlen

1928-1990

James Harlen Parsley, 61, route 1, Fort Gay, passed away Friday, June 22 at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. He was born August 28, 1928 at Crum, WV, a son of the late Leo and Bertha Spaulding Parsley. He was a retired saw mill operator, a member of the Forks of Big Hurricane Methodist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 24, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. R. M. Fetherolf. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Hutchinson Parsley, route 1, Fort Gay, one daughter, Jennifer Irene Parsley, at home; three sons, James Jeffery Parsley, route 1, Fort Gay, Gregory Leo Parsley, at home, and Grover Darin Parsley, Lavellette, WV; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Robinson, route 1, Fort Gay, Mrs. Creasey Marcum, Mrs. Emmalee Chaffin and Mrs. Gladys Gillman, all of Columbus; two brothers, Grover C. Parsley and Elmer Lee Parsley, both of Fort Gay; and five grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27,1990

 

RICE, Florence (Vanhorn)

1909-1990

Florence Vanhorn Rice, 80, Fallsburg, passed away Monday, June 11, at her residence of an extended illness. She was born October 15, 1909, at Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Mary Bell Short Vanhorn. She was a seamstress for Diamond Department Store, Charleston, a member of the Eastern Star, Charleston, and a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. Her husband, French Rice died in 1971. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 15, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Compton Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lee Etta Lyons, Ashland and Mrs. Geneva Kelley, Bradington, FL; one brother, Jay Vanhorn, Hillsboro, OH and several nieces and nephews.. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

ROBERTS, Fred Allen

Fred Allen Roberts, 50, Louisa, formerly of Henry County, died Wednesday, May 23, at the King's Daughters' Medical Center, of an illness. He was a disabled Martiki miner. Funeral services were conducted Friday May 25, at the Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle, KY, by the Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stewart Roberts, Louisville; Tom Roberts, Cincinnati, OH, Ricky Perry, Lexington, Johnathan Roberts, LaGrange, KY, Phillip Ratliff and Brian Ratliff, both of Louisa, and honorary pallbearer was Jason Scriber, Eminence, KY. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Gregory Roberts, New Castle, KY; his wife, Mrs. Brenda Mahoney Roberts, Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Donnie (Paula) Howell, Inez and Teresa Roberts, Louisa; tow sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Faye) Perry, Turners Station, KY and Mrs. Darrell (Mary) Scriber, Eminence, KY; five brothers, Howard Roberts, Jr., and Edward Roberts, both of Leesburg, FL, Charles Roberts, Louisville, and Chester (Butch) Roberts and Bobby Roberts, both of New Castle, KY and one grandson, Steven Howell, Inez. Big Sandy News, June 6, 1990

 

SHAULIS, Robert Ellsworth

1950-1990

Robert Ellsworth Shaulis, 39, route 1, Webbville, died Saturday, June 23, as the result of a gunshot wound. He was born October 25, 1990, at Sommerset, PA, son of Carl A. Shaulis, Wooster, OH and Elsie Tableto, also of Wooster. He was self-employed. Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday), 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial will be in Endicott Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Esta Ruth Endicott Shaulis, route 1, Webbville; two daughters, Charlett Reene Shaulis and Roxann Elaine Shaulis, both at home, one son, Booker T. Shaulis, at home, three sisters and one brother. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1990

 

SHORT, Virginia Irene (Adams)

1923-1990

Lawrence County native, Virginia Irene Short, 67, Grove City, OH, passed away Sunday, June 17, in Columbus of an extended illness. She was born June 4, 1923, at Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late G. W. and Carry Ramey Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Short. She was a housewife and a member of Bible Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 20 at the Short Cemetery by the Pastor Joseph Rock. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Short, three sisters, Mrs. Maggie McReynolds, Melbourne, FL, Mrs. Lucille Chadwick, Dade City, FL and Nora Renolds, Milton, WV and one nephews. Schoedinger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements and Young Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 27, 1990

 

SHORTRIDGE, Robert Lee

1933-1990

Route 4, Louisa resident Robert Lee Shortridge, 57, passed away Wednesday, June 6, at his home of a short illness. He was born January 25, 1933, a son of Irene Vanhorn Shortridge, route 4, Louisa, and the late Garland Shortridge. He was employed as a machinist for Federal Glass and a Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Shortridge, who died in 1972. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 9, by the Rev. Gordon Crisp and the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Collinsworth and Shortridge Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are five sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Hatfield, Fort Gay, Mrs. Dorothy Jones and Mrs. Sally Golden, both of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Peggy Queen and Mrs. Mackie Fannin, both of Louisa; two brothers, Bill Shortridge, Mansfield, OH and Garland Shortridge, II, Louisa and 15 nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

STONE, Edna Ellen (Griffith)

1914-1990

Louisa resident, Edna Ellen Griffith Stone, 76, Pocahontas Street, died Tuesday, June 5, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born March 11, 1914, at Blaine, daughter of the late Ruben and Mary Cordle Griffith. She was a housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Stone, who passed away in 1988. Surviving include five daughters, Mrs. Audrey Brown and Mrs. Avonell Lovell, both of Bluffton, OH, Mrs. Opal Worthington, Waynesfield, OH, Mrs. Joyce Rittman, Aubury, TX, and Mrs. Kathy McMillion, Kenton, OH; four sons, Harless Stone, New Baltimore, MI, James Earl Stone, Mason, OH, Elwood Stone, Waynesfiled, OH and Billy E. Stone, Louisa; two brothers, John Griffith, Louisa, and Rubin Griffith, Jr., Lima, OH; one sister, Tora Evelyn Stevens, Louisa, 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

WHEELER, Burns O.

1913-1990

Burns O. Wheeler, 76, HC 81, Blaine, died Thursday, June 7, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland of a long illness. He was born August 10, 1913, at Blaine, son of the late Isaac and Rutha Skaggs Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 10, at Old Hood United Baptist Church by Clergymen Clarence Mathis, Troy Salyer, and Gregory Dale Lewis. Burial was in Wheeler-Cantrell Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Louise Wheeler, Blaine; one son, Burns O. Wheeler, Jr., five brothers, Frank Wheeler, Ashland, George Wheeler, Blaine, Oak Wheeler, South Point, OH, Eskie Wheeler, Raceland, and Espie Wheeler, Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, June 13, 1990

 

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CHILDERS, Clarence Lesley

1953-1990

Clarence Lesley Childers, 37, route 4, Louisa, died Monday, July 16, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born March 23, 1953, at Negley, OH, a son of the late Ralph Leon and Carrie Bell Childers. He was disabled and a Vietnam War Veteran. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Edgar Kelly and Rev. Harold Farley. Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Deloris Jean Cochran Childers, route 4, Louisa; two sons, Clarence Childers, Jr., and John Richard Childers, both at home, five sisters, Annie Daniels and Marie Daniels, both of Louisa, Bonnie Fyffe and Rosie Salvage, both of Chillicothe, OH, and Mary Childers, Bonneville, KY; three brothers, Steve Childers and Joe Childers, Webbville, and Ralph Childers, Jr., Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

COLLINS, Edna (Delong)

1909-1990

Edna Collins, 80, Fallsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 4, at Humana Hospital-Louisa of an extended illness. She was born December 17, 1909 in Floyd County, the daughter of Alex Delong and Virginia Goble Delong. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Paintsville. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Collins, in June 1977. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, by Rev. Hondel Adams.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Surviving are one son, George Collins, of Frankfort; one daughter, Virginia Lee Martin, of Fallsburg; two sisters, Anna Snapp, of Centerville, Indiana, Mary Shadle, of Bloomington, Indiana; and six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1990

 

 

FAIRCHILD, Mildred (Caudill)

1909-1990

Mildred Caudill Fairchild, 81, route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, July 3, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Fairchild was born July 2, 1909, at Van Lear, a daughter of the late Lonzo and Rose Castle Caudill. Her husband, Gay Fairchild, died i 1962. She was a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church for 57 years. Surviving are two daughters, Avonelle Cyrus, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Eugene Stone, Mansfield, OH, four sons, Roger Fairchild, Huntington, WV, Jack O. Fairchild, Billy Joe Fairchild and Hager Fairchild, all of Louisa; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 6, at the Eloise United Baptist Church, by Elders Carlos Preston and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 11, 1990

 

LEE, Judy Ann (Payne)

1947-1990

Judy Ann Lee, 42, of Ringgold, died Tuesday, July 11, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born November 23,1 947 in Circleville, daughter of Mary Davis Payne and the late Logan Payne, formerly of Lawrence County. Mrs. Lee has relatives on Rich Creek in Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 14, at Ringgold United Methodist Church by the Rev. Waunita White. Burial was in Forest Cemetery. Mader-Peters-Reams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

MOORE, Irad

1918-1990

Lawrence County native Irad Moore, 71, Boy Scout Road, Ashland, died Monday, June 25 of an extended illness. He was born August 3, 1918, at Mattie, KY, a son of the late Linzy and Martha Cordle Moore. He was a clerk for C & O Railway, a member of the Assembly of God Church and a member of the Transportation-Communication International Union. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 28, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Jones. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Edith O'Bryan Moore, Ashland; one daughter, Joy Scott, Ashland, one son, Irad B. Moore, South Charleston, WV; three sisters, Othie Swann and Sarah Moore, both of Mattie, and Dixie Berry, Columbus; one brother, Otto Moore, Columbus; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1990

 

PATRICK, Fred

1910-1990

Funeral services for Fred Patrick, 80, route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Wednesday (today) 10 a.m. at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Patrick died Sunday, July 22, at his home of a sudden illness. He was born February 4, 1910, at route 1, Louisa, a son of the late William and Lillie Hall Patrick.. He was a farmer. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Patrick Ford and Mrs. Ella Patrick Pigg, both of Louisa, one brother, Lyss Patrick, Sandusky, OH; several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1990

 

PEAIRS, Velva (Fugate)

1925-1990

Graveside services for Velva Peairs, 65, Zanesville, OH, formerly of Louisa were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at Yatesville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Mrs. Peairs died Monday, July 16. She was born in 1925, at Jackson, KY, a daughter of the late Floyd and Gypsy Farris Fugate. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Peairs. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1990

 

RISSMILLER, Warren

1923-1990

Funeral services for Warren "Wally" Rissmiller, 67, New Palestine, IN, were conducted Sunday, July 15, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rissmiller passed away Wednesday, July 11. He was born April 29, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired controller of Burger Chef and also Vice President Chairman of Board Computer Routines. He is survived by his wife, Laura Mae Patton, New Palestine, IN, three sons, Robert W. Rissmiller, Dayton, OH, and Charles Rissmiller, Noblesville, IN; one sister, Carol Lund, California; two brothers, Ralph Rissmiller, California, and Ed Rissmiller, Florida; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

ROBERTSON, Bernard

1949-1990

Funeral services for Bernard Robertson, 40, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, July 8, at Calf Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Robertson Family Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Robertson died Wednesday, July 4, as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born December 24, 1949, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Linsey and Noan Robertson. He was employed by N & W Railroad Company, and was a Rainbow Sweeper representative. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Marcum Robertson, route 5, Louisa; one daughter, Ashlee Robertson, at home, one son, Daniel, at home; three brothers, David Robertson, Ern Robertson and June Robertson, all of Fort Gay; and six sisters, Cora Robertson, Bertha Robertson, Faye Robertson, Eloise Robertson, Martha Robertson, and Hazel Robertson. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

SPURLOCK, Fred

1917-1990

Fred Spurlock, 72, route 5, Louisa, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 15, of an extended illness. He was born July 19, 1917, at route 5, Louisa, the son of the late John and Mae Stewart Spurlock. He was employed for C & O Railroad for 31 years and a member of the Big Elk United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at his residence, route 5, Louisa (today), Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Albert Jude. Burial will be in the Spurlock Cemetery on route 5. Survivors include his wife, Emma Dorothy Clay Spurlock, route 5, Louisa; four daughters, Ollie Louisa Roberts, Shirley Mae Moore, Sharon Gay Scaggs, and Dorothy Thula Cordle, all of Louisa; eight sons, James Pat Spurlock, Olive Hill, Walter Wilburn Spurlock, Dayton, OH, Fred Roger Spurlock, Burl Thomas Spurlock, Joey Forest Spurlock and William Kenneth Spurlock, all of Louisa, Ervin Spurlock, Fort Gay and Paul Lucas Spurlock, Lancaster, NH; three sisters, Sarah Cox and Lizzie Hall, both of route 2, Louisa and Leoda Thompson, Fort Gay; 29 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

VANCE, Margarett (York)

1935-1990

Margarett Vance, 54, Louisa, died Thursday, July 19, at her home. Mrs. Vance was born October 1, 1935, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Willie and Ellen Meade York. Surviving are her husband Hubert Vance; four daughters, Audrey A. Steiner, Wilma J. Wilson, Ann E. Morris and donna L. Bailey, all of Louisa; three sons, William H. Vance, Thomas Vance and Leburn P. Vance, all of Louisa; her stepmother, Mrs. Goldie York, Louisa, two sisters, Roberta Raybuck, mentor, OH and Christaline Skiba, Chardon, OH and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 22, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in the York family cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 25, 1990

 

VAUGHAN, James Martin

Dr. James Martin Vaughan, 66, Lighthouse Point, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, July 16, in a hospital in Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, July 18, 1990

 

WEBB, Paul Ray

1928-1990

Paul Ray Webb, 62, route 1, Webbville, passed away Tuesday, June 26, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born November 9, 1928, at Logan County, WV, a son of the late Chester and Effie Triplett Webb. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 29, at Webb Chapel Church by Clergymen Buck Hogston and Glenn Allen Triplett. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery on Diamond Ridge. Survivors include four sisters, Nina Triplett, Webbville, Rosemary Bucci, Mazie Wilks and Violet Baker, all of Columbus; two brothers, Geln Allen Triplett and Ballard Triplett, both of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 4, 1990

 

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CHILDERS, James H.

1914-1990

Lawrence County native James H. Childers, 76, Michigan City, died Friday, August 3, at St. Anthony Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 7, at the White and Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Childers was born June 7,1914, in Louisa, the son of the late James and Lucy (Coburn) Childers He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lemaster, whom he married on September 9,1938. He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Childers and five brothers. He was a retired tavern owner. Survivors include three sons, Rodger Childers, Columbus, Ronald Childers, Michigan City and Larry Childers, Tampa, FL three daughters, Thelma McLemore, Patricia Coursel, and Elizabeth Jackson, all of Michigan City; two sisters, Nannie Smart, New Buffalo, MI and Elsie Rittenbury, Louisa, three brothers, Paul Childers, Ernest Childers and Lawrence Childers, all of Michigan City; 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, Big Sandy News, August 15,1990

 

COCHRAN, Eliza (Shannon)

1913-1990

Funeral services for Eliza Shannon Cochran, 77, Louisa, were conducted Monday, August 27, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Cochran died Saturday, August 25, at home following a long illness. She was born April 28, 1913, in Louisa, daughter of the late W. M. and Blaine Parker Shannon. She was a Practical Nurse. Survivors include one granddaughter, Gwinn Green, Louisa, one grandson, James Elkins, Mallory, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Ambie Preece, Louisa, Mrs. Grace Wallace, Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Pauline Chapman, Mechanicsburg, OH and five great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 29, 1990

 

CYRUS, Emery

1896-1990

Funeral services for Emery Cyrus, 93, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday, July 31, at Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Dick Maynard. Burial was in the Cyrus Family Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Cyrus died Sunday, July 29, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. He was born December 20, 1896, at Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Kate Parsons Cyrus. He worked for the Erie Railroad and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Viola Tackett Cyrus, route 1, Fort Gay; seven daughters, Mary Etta Robertson, route 1, Prichard, Bertha Watts, Linda Jane Elliott, and Margaret Meade, all of Fort Gay, Okey Picklesimer, Fort Collins, Columbus, Lillie Mae Lovins and Lurline Lovins, both of Huntington, five sons, Mont Cyrus and Walter Cyrus, both of Mansfield, Delbert Cyrus, Pharon (Bud) Cyrus and Vinson Cyrus, all of Fort Gay; 45 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1990

 

DANIELS, Virgil "Bear" Jr.

1962-1990

Funeral services for Virgil "Bear' Daniels, Jr. 28, of Lowmansville, were conducted Saturday, August 18 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses. Mr. Daniels died Wednesday, August 15, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV, following an auto accident. He was born May 1,1 962, in Paintsville, son of the late Virgil Daniels and Nolda Sue Young Compton. Survivors include one sister, Barbara Sue Young, Lowmansville; one half brother, John Glenn Compton, Ulysses; a stepfather, Clayton Glenn Compton, West Mansfield, OH, two nephews and one niece. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1990

 

JENNINGS, Amelia (Lakin)

1902-1990

Amelia Lakin Jennings, 88, of Ray Williams Villa, died Thursday, August 16, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Jennings was born June 1, 1902, in Zelda, daughter of the late David Harry and Nora Meade Lakin. She was  a member of Buchanan Methodist Church. Her husband, Clayton Jennings died in 1949. Surviving are one son, James C. Jennings, Buchanan; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Bernice) Davis, Liberty Mills, IN, Mrs. Eli (Elenora) Perry, Louisa, Mrs. Richard (Delores) Perry, Louisa, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Preston, Catlettsburg; 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1990

 

MCKINSTER, Milton

1903-1990

Funeral services for Milton McKinster, 87, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Friday, August 10, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. McKinster died Tuesday, August 7, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born June 20, 1903, in Adams, KY, son of the late Ephrim and Dalilah Thompson McKinster. He was a water well driller and a member of the Cando Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Moore McKinster, who died in 1974. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jean Reynolds, Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Bernardo Maxine Duran, Mexico City, Mexico and Mrs. Bernice Gunter, Salem, VA; a daughter in law, Grace McKinster, route 3, Louisa and one son, Milton McKinster, Jr., of route 3, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1990

 

MUCKER, Lettie (Garred)

1906-1990

Lettie E. Mucker, 84, 4500 Winnrose Way, Louisville, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, July 26, in St. Anthony Hospital, Louisville. Mrs. Mucker was born  April 30, 1906, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Renda Botts Garred. Her husband, Jessie Muckeer, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 30, at the Greenlawn Cemetery, by the Rev. Ralph Beiting. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1990

 

NIX, Harry

1921-1990

Harry Norman Nix, 69, of Dallas, GA, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, August 8, in Dallas following a brief illness. Mr. Nix was born April 27, 1921, in Jefferson County, AL, a son of the late John D. and Nellie Underwood Nix. He was a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorena Dowden Nix; two daughters, Linda Christy of Athens, OH and Kandi Brumfield of Georgia; two sons, Kelly Nix and Harry Nix, Jr., both of Dallas, GA; a sister, Nellie Nix of Birmingham, AL; two brothers, Arnold Nix of North Madison, OH and John Nix of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, August 12, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Darrell Brewer and Rev. Mack Featherolf. Burial was in the Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1990

 

PANKOVICH, Virginia (Crisp)

1940-1990

Virginia Crisp Blair, Pankovich, 50, died August 4, at her home of a sudden illness. Mrs. Pankovich was born January 2, 1940, at Paintsville. She attended Morehead State University and was a receptionist in her husband's office. She married Dr. John Pankovich in 1982. Other survivors include her parents, Marion and Mary Jane Crisp of Tomahawk; two sons, Dwayne Scott Blair and Marion Blair of Tomahawk; two daughters, Mary Blair and Angela Blair of Lexington; two brothers, Gordon Crisp of Louisa and Edgar Crisp of Tomahawk; one grandson, five nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted August 8, at 11 a.m. at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Author Cemetery at Tomahawk. Big Sandy News, August 29,1 990

 

PENNINGTON, Ray E.

1917-1990

Ray E. Pennington, 72, McCoy Avenue, East Liverpool, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 25, at the Beaver Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born November 8, 1917, at Louisa, a son of the late Watt and Nora Ferrel Pennington. He had resided in Ohio since 1945 and was an inspector at the former Crucible Steel Company before retiring in 1980. Mr. Pennington served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a Protestant by faith. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lunsford Pennington, East Liverpool, whom he married in 1946, three sons, Ray E. Pennington, Jr., Leetonia, Donald W. Pennington, Kingman, AZ, and Ronald D. Pennington, East Liverpool; two brothers, Roy Pennington, Midland and Ballard Pennington, Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Eileen Compton, Louisa, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Rose. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1990

 

POPE, Dorothy Lee (Clifton)

1905-1990

Dorothy Lee Clifton Pope, 84, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, July 26, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Pope was born October 31, 1905, at Dwale, a daughter of the late Jim and Rhoda Clifton. Her husband, Creed Pope, died in 1968. Surviving are six daughters, Lucille Triplett, Williamson, WV, Mary Rose Chapman, Huntley, IL, Virginia Spencer and Patsy Childers, both of Lake in the Hills, IL, Shirley Koske, St. Petersburg, FL and Donna Kay Workman, Fort Gay, four sons, Rush Pope, Louisa, James Pope, Charlotte, NC, Creed Pope, Jr., and Daniel Pope, both of Illinois; two stepsons, Homer Pope, Michigan, and Raymond Pope, Delbarton, WV, three sisters, Alice Clay, Dwale, Sarah Prince, Prestonsburg, and Ethel Stewart, Ironton, OH; 25 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 29, at the Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 1, 1990

 

PRINCE, David Curtis

1960-1990

David Curtis Prince, 30, Fallsburg, died Friday, August 10, in Kennesaw, GA following an accident involving a train. Mr. Prince was born August 2, 1960 in Huntington, WV, son of the late George and Shirley Mills Prince. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 14, in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery, Crum, WV. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Spillman Prince, two sons, Michael Prince and Travis Prince; both at home; one step daughter, Michelle Spillman, at home; six sisters, Sherry Spillman, Louisa, Edna Alnasar, Beverly Prince, Donna Pacella, and Kimberly Prince, all of Chicago, IL and Eunice Stone, Cartersville, GA; and one brother, George Prince, Atlanta, GA. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 15, 1990

 

SALYERS, Swanna Lea (Riffe)

1935-1990

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Swanna Lea Salyers, 54, Columbus, OH, were conducted Saturday, August 19, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Owens. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Salyers died Tuesday, August 14, in Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. She was born October 8,1 935 in Lawrence county, daughter of the late Wayne Alton and Edith Workman Riffe of Fallsburg. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Salyers, two sons, Derek Salyers and Erik Salyers, both of Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Kay) Hammond, Louisa, and Mrs. Kevin (Ann) Casto, Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Lou Taylor, Plymouth, OH and Linda Bradley, Lincoln, NB and four grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 22, 1990

 

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CUNNINGHAM, Vernard

1912-1990

Funeral services for Louisa native, Vernard Cunningham, 78, Galion, OH were conducted Thursday, August 30, at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home in Galion by Rev. Tim Pusey. Military graveside services were held Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mr. Cunningham died Sunday, August 26, at home following an extended illness. He was born July 14, 1912, in Louisa, son of the late Webb Cunningham and Lena Lawson. He was preceded in death by his son and one brother, He married Elsie Cantill January 7, 1938. He was retired from the Ohio State University, Maintenance Complex as a cabinet maker and carpenter. He was a WW II U. S. Navy Veteran, Seabees, a Disabled American Veteran, member of the Scarborough American Lodge Post No. 243, Galion, Galion, VFW Post No. 4329, Galion Free and Accepted Mason Lodge No. 414, Light O'Day Chapter No. 472 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Accient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus Police Academy, 1943 in Rayford, VA. Survivors include one son, Robert (Bob) Cunningham, of Galion; two brothers, Donald Cunningham and August Cunningham; four sisters, Mrs. George (Ella Mae) Roush, Mrs. Neiie Marie Adams and Arzette Hooiser, all of Columbus, OH and Eva Jane Saulters of Worthington, OH; 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1990

 

HOOSE, George Harry

1927-1990

George Harry Hoose, 63, of route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday, September 12, in V. A. Hospital, Lexingto, following an extended illness. Mr. Hoose was born July 8, 1927, in Norwalk, OH, son of the late Harry and Edna Mae Lindsey Hoose. He was a retired Foundry worker and a veteran of WWII. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 16, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jack Savage. Burial was in Diamond Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Flagg Hoose, route 4, Louisa, two daughters, Annette Marie Wallace, Shelby, OH and Rebecca Renee Hoose, route 4, Louisa; six sons, Larry Lee Hoose, George Harry Hoose, Jr., Daniel Gene Hoose and Troy Dean Hoose, all of Mansfield, OH, Keith Anthony Hoose, Olive Hill and Ronnie J. Hoose, Shelby, KY; three sisters, Tresa Hoose and Pat Smith, both of Greenwhich, OH; and Jean Selby of Washington; three brothers, William Hoose, Tiro, OH, David Hoose, Savannah, OH and Jim Hoose of Buchanan, KY and 10 grandchildren. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 87, D.A.V. Post 92, and V.F.W. Post 6103. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1990

 

KEARNS, Rev. Olin Walker

1905-1990

Rev. Olin Walker Kerns, 84, route 2, Fort Gay died Friday, August 31, in King's Daughters' Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Kearns was born October 3, 1905, in Salt Lick, KY, son of the late Sacratus Clayton and Alta Walker Kearns. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Smith Chapel, Louisa, and a member of Vinson Lodge No. 66, AF & AM, Fort Gay. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Vinson Kearns, one daughter, Alta Jane Davidson, one son, Sacratus Lafayette Kearns and one brother George Kearns. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 3, at Smith Chapel by Rev. Woodrow Sexton, Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Louisa. Survivors include five daughters, Maewanda Welsh, Linthicum, MD, Peggy McClure, Glen Burnie, MD, Hattie Ellen Bryley, Baltimore, MD, Carolyn Finley, Mansfield, OH, Jean Sturgill, Fort Gay; two sons, Joe Kearns of Fort Gay and Tommy Kearns, Mansfield, OH; four brothers, Henry Kearns, Louisa, J. W. Kearns, Ellenton, FL, David "Ed" Kearns, Fort Gay, and John Kearns, Palm Harbor, FL; one sister, Mary Fawns, Mt. Sterling, KY; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1990

 

MARCUM, William Jennings

1908-1990

William Jennings Marcum, 81, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, August 30, in the Veteran's Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Marcum was born September 23, 1908, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Hurley and Lona Parson Marcum. He was a retired oil and gas well driller and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, September 2, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Mack Fetherolf. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery in Genoa, WV. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Simpson of Gahanna, OH; a son, Hurley Marcum of Pasadena, TX; four sisters, Ruth Rose of Louisa, Ruby Cyrus and Lafaughn Cyrus, both of Fort Gay and Lucille Taylor of Brooksville, IN; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1990

 

MCKINNEY, Vada (Meeks)

1910-1990

Funeral services for Vada McKinney, 80, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Friday, September 14, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Sterling Marcum and Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mrs. McKinney died Tuesday, September 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born July 12, 1910, in Lake, WV, daughter of the late Henry and Marietta Baldwin Meeks, Her husband, Ezra McKinney, died in 1968. Survivors include four daughters, Rosetta Perry, route 5, Louisa, Leola Hammond, Lola Dean Perry, and Kay Maynard, all of route 1, Louisa; one son, Terry L. McKinney, Sr., route 5, Louisa; three sisters, Ora Belcher, Hewett, WV, Focie Nelson and Gladys Adkins, both of Lake, WV; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1990

 

MOORE, Logan Ray

1936-1990

Funeral services for Logan Ray (Pete) Moore, 54, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, September 16, in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. W. M. Teems. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Thursday, September 13, in King's Daughters' Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1936, in Louisa, son of Lucy E. Sammons Moore, Irving, TX and the late Ray Moore. He  was a carpenter and a member of the Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Virginia Fugitt Moore; two daughters, Sandra Sue Branham, and Angela Moore, both of route 2, Louisa, two brothers, Lindsey E. Moore and Billy E. Moore, both of Irving, TX; and one grandson. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 19, 1990

 

PRESTON, Anna (Wooten)

1901-1990

Funeral services for Anna W. Preston, 89, Groveport, OH, formerly of 407 Lock Avenue, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, September 23, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Preston passed away Thursday, September 20, in Groveport. She was born January 27, 1901, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Thomas and Miraeh Chapman Wooten. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Preston; two daughters, Anna Compton, Groveport and Mary Miller, Ypsilanti, MI; two sons, George T. Preston, Louisa and Eugene Preston, Hamilton, OH; one sister, Elizabeth Miller, Florida; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 26, 1990

 

ROHRER, Rachel (Castle)

1929-1990

Funeral services for Louisa native, Rachel C. Rohrer, 60, Circleville, OH, were conducted Saturday, September 1, at the Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville by Rev. John Demint. Burial was in the Muhlenberg Township Cemetery. Mrs. Rohrer died Wednesday, August 29, at Berger Hospital. She was born September 5, 1929, in Louisa, daughter of the late Charlie and Nora Castle. She was a bookkeeper for the A & P Company for 20 years and was a member of Peoples Faith Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley in 1986. Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Robert and Sabrina Alpin of Circleville; two grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan, and one brother, Glen Castle of Circleville. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1990

 

ROSS, Ronnie Lee

1970-1990

Funeral services for Ronnie Lee Ross, 20, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, September 6, at First Baptist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Bob Brooks, pastor. Burial will be in Yatesville Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Ross died Monday, September 3, in King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland, following a long illness. He was born January 16, 1970 in Louisa, son of Bill and Kathy Boggs Ross. Surviving in addition to his parents, are one sister, Anglia Charleen Ross, at home; one brother, Rodney Dale Boggs; route 2, Louisa, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Ross, South Ben, IN and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Charlott Salyers, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 5, 1990

 

WARD, Hansford

1912-1990

Funeral services for Hansford "Hank" Ward, 78, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Friday, September 7, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Ward died Tuesday, September 4, following a sudden illness. He was born January 12, 1912, in Martin County, KY, son of the late James Madison and Sarah Melinda McGinnis Ward. He was a member of World War II. Survivors include two brothers, Ali Ward and Alex Ward, both of route 2, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 89, DAV Post 92, VFW Post 6103 and P. V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1990

 

 

WELLMAN, Carl

1927-1990

Funeral services for Carl Wellman, 63, of East Lake, OH were conducted Sunday, September 9, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Wellman died Tuesday, September 4, in Meridia-Euclid Hospital, Euclid, OH, following a short illness. He was born July 15, 1927, in McDowell County, WV, son of the late Charles and Alice Webb Wellman. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2300, Willoby, OH, the Apperson #195 F Y AM and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Donna F. Chapman, one daughter, Joan Carol Cooner, Titusville, FL, one son, Charles E. Wellman, Cleveland, OH, one sister, Marie Sadler, Lima, OH; two brothers, Willis Wellman, Staunton, VA and Clyde Wellman, Lima, OH; five grandchildren and one great grandson. A Masonic service was conducted by Apperson Lodge 195, Louisa. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post #89, DAV Post 92, VFW Post 6103 and the P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 12, 1990

 

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BAILEY, Sandra Nicole

1990-1990

Infant Sandra Nicole Bailey, three month old daughter of Kenneth Ray Jr. and Sue Ann Holmes Bailey of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, September 25, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. She was born May 30, 1990, in Huntington, WV. The funeral was conducted Friday, September 28, at the Smith Chapel Church in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Thompson and the Rev. Grover Jackson. Burial was in the Bailey family cemetery at Lando Mines, WV. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Richard Kenneth Bailey, at home, paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Brenda Bailey of Fort Gay; paternal great grandparents Dennis and Nellie Hunt of Toler and Minda Bailey of Delbarton, WV; paternal great-great grandmother, Liddie Kitchen of Williamson, WV; maternal grandparents, Richard and Thelma Holland of Kenova, WV; maternal great grandparents, Elvin and Faye Henry of Marion, IN, Paul Adkins of Marion and Thelene Holland of Kenova. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

BENTLEY, Charles Gordon

1924-1990

Funeral services for Charles Gordon Bentley, 66, 718 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, were conducted Friday, October 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Bentley Cemetery, Yatesville. Mr. Bentley died Tuesday, October 16, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. He was born February 18, 1924 in Holden, WV, son of the late Ben F. and Eva Julia Lemaster Bentley. He was a security guard and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Jean Bentley, Louisa, two daughters, Joyce Ann Bentley and Linda Bentley, both of Louisa; one son, Charles Gary Bentley, Louisa, two sisters, Aileen Cooksey, Victory, OH and Doris Browning, Clyde, OH; three brothers, Garland Bentley, Yatesville, Leon Bentley, Louisa and Franklin Bentley, Victory, OH and four grandsons. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 6103 and P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

BEVINS, Alkie Lee (Lemaster)

1917-1990

Funeral services for Alkie Lee Lemaster Bevins, 73, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, October 6 in the Georges Creek United Baptist Church, with Elders Flem Arrowood, Charlie Arrington and Glen Sturgill officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Bevins died Wednesday, October 3, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Zora Fitch Lemaster. She was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Aubrey Bevins; three daughters, Ireda Scarberry, of Pataskla, OH; Reneca Ann McKinster of Versailles, and Carol Sue Green of Orient, OH; three sisters, Erlene Clay of Grayson, Gladys Bayes of Springfield, OH and Luda Preston of Grove City, OH; two brothers, Hobert and Marshall Lemaster, both of Ashland; and four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

BRYANT, Beatrice (Arrington)

1919-1990

Beatrice Arrington Bryant, 71, of Sandusky, OH, died Monday, October 21, at Firelands Community Hospital, Sandusky, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Bryant was born in Cordell, KY, daughter of the late Simon and Lori Cordell Arrington. She was employed by Barr Rubber Company for over 15 years and was a member of Freewill Baptist Chapel, Sandusky. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Wilda Williams and Louise Weatherspoon; three brothers, Haskell, Fred and Ralph. Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at Freewill Baptist Church in Sandusky and at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Oziel Jefferies. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Willie Bryant, to whom she celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, October 21, one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Doris J. ) Crittenden, Douglasville, GA; four sons, Ralph H. Bryant, Sandusky, OH, William L. Bryant, Lexington, KY, Mitchell L. Bryant, Lithia Springs, GA and Michael L. Bryant, Sandusky; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Juanita) Krasinski and Mrs. Dean (Josephine) Wright, both of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Homer (Shirley) Wells, Tifton, GA; one brother, Walter Arrington, Columbus. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions made be made to the Freewill Baptist Chapel, 613 E. Adams Street, Sandusky, OH, 44870. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

BURROUGHS, Marion Angelitis (Barauskas)

1904-1990

Marion Angelitis Burroughs, 85, Louisa, passed away Sunday, September 30, at Humana Hospital-Louisa, of an extended illness. She was born December 8, 1904, at Lithuania, a daughter of the late John and Rosalie Barauskas. She was retired from maintenance department for Sun Oil after 30 years of service and a member of St. Casimers Catholic Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 4, at St. Casimers Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA, by Father Wassel. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Upper Darby, PA. Survivors include 6 daughters, Janet Prince, Louisa, Arlene Torrey, Miami, FL, Roslea Russell, Kansas City, MO, Joan Bowser, Santa Anna, CA, Ruth Stolarik, New York, NY, and Marion Vail, Pitman, NJ; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

CAVINS, Rev. Ruye Ellis

1910-1990Rev. Ruye Ellis Cavins, Sr., 80, route 1, Fort Gay, died Wednesday, September 26, at home following a long illness. Mr. Cavins was born September 15, 1910 in Pike County, KY, son of the late Raleigh and Emma Cavins. He was a member of the U. M. W. of A and a member of the church. His wife, Pauline Hampton Cavins, died in 1979. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 28, in Little Hurricane Baptist Church, route 1, Prichard, by Rev. Walter Johnson and Rev. Bob Davis. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen Cavins Sherwin, Mt. Clemons, MI, Mrs. Linda Cavins LeForrest, route1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Joyce Cavins Sexton, Dayton, OH; seven sons, Jay Doss, Berkley, MI, Charles r. Doss, Chesapeake, OH, Ruye Jr. Cavins, Florida, Earnest Doss, Augusta, GA, Ronnie Cavins, South Point, OH, James Cavins, Fort Gay, and John R. Cavins, route 1, Prichard; one brother, James O. Cavins, Morgan County, KY; 28 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

COMPTON, Jay N.

1889-1990

Jay N. Compton, 100, route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, October 2, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Compton was born December 25, 1889 in Lawrence County, (Gladys), son of the late Henry and Julie Cooksey Compton. He was a member of the VFW and a WWI veteran. His wife, Marie Bradley Compton, died in 1985. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, October 4, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include one sister in law, Mrs. Alvas See of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

COMPTON, W. D. (Davy)

1897-1990

Funeral services for W. D. (Davy) Compton, 92, 110 West Franklin Street, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, October 21, at First United Methodist Church, Louisa, by Rev. James Doughton and Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Compton Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mr. Compton died Thursday, October 18, at home following a long illness. He was born December 15, 1897, in Louisa, son of the late Harry and Rose Little Compton. He was an oil and gas well contractor, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Homer (Fern) Short, Mrs. Edd (Corliss) Barnette, Mrs. Avis Foley, all of Louisa, Mrs. Iris Freelander, Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Robert (Maris) Lucas, Mrs. Joy McComas and Mrs. Ray (Janis) Hayes, all of Cincinnati, OH; five sons, Jack G. Compton, Glen V. Compton, David F. Compton and Ned S. Compton, all of Louisa and Nick F. Compton of Weston, WV; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Pope, Williamson, WV; 30 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

DAVIS, Burns

1900-1990

Funeral services for Burns Davis, 90, Ulysses, were conducted Sunday, October 7, at Walnut Grove Church by Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Monroe Young Cemetery. Mr. Davis died Thursday, October 4, following a long illness. He was born May 10, 1900, in Ulysses, son of the late William B. and Stacy Derossitt Davis. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Church. Surviving are his wife, Okie Young Davis; six daughters, Opal M. Kadel and Betty Jean Crana, both of Naples, FL, Lois Smith, Lowmansville, Barbara Cundiff, Helen Rae Schmid, and Patsy Sue Black, all of Columbus, OH; three sons, Marion Curtis Davis, Springfield, OH, Scofield Davis of Lowmansville, and Willis Wray Davis, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Kenna Hatfield, Mt. Vernon, OH and Ms. Okie Weikert, Mesa, AZ; one brother, Alton Davis, Punta Gorda, FL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

DUTTON, Maude (Crum)

1896-1990

Maude Dutton, 94, route 2, Fort Gay, died Friday, October 12, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Dutton was born June 23, 1896, in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late William "Uncle Will" and  Vicie Brown Crum. Her husband, Donald Dutton, preceded her in death. She was a member of Tabor's Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. the funeral was conducted Monday, October 15, at the Tabor's Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Gay, by the Rev. Denny Brown. Burial was in Crum Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 17,1990

 

ECKLAR, Walter A.

1917-1990

Walter A. Ecklar, 73, Main Cross, Louisa, died Thursday, October 18, in Lexington, following a sudden illness. He was born February 5, 1917 in Cyanthia, KY, son of the late Kate Gates. He was a farmer and a member of Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church and the American Legion, and a WWII Army veteran. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 21, at Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church, by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Jean Stewart of Ashland and Sandra Lee Christ, Ashley, OH; one sister, Millie Hartman, Finley, OH; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 6103 and P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

ERHMAN, Onolda (Kise)

1907-1990

Louisa native Onolda (Nol) Kise Ehrman, 83, of State Route 753, Hillsboro, OH, formerly of Dayton, OH, died October 1, in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born January 2, 1907 in Louisa, the daughter of Chance and Elizabeth (Travis) Kise. Preceding her in death was her husband of 45 years, Harmon (Doug) Ehrman, and her first husband, Herschel Greene Hartley; three children, Ruth Plantz, Harold and Floyd Edmond Hartley; one grandchild, Patty Walters and two brothers, Charles and Richard. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, in the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, OH. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Arthur R. Ehrman of Medway, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Hartley of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Maybelle Miller of Louisa and Mrs. Nola Bobst of Piketon, OH; two brothers, Buster and Edgar Kise of Louisa, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

EVANS, Mae (Thomas)

1904-1990

Mae Evans, 86, died September 20, at the home of her son in Columbus, OH, following a long illness. Mrs. Evans was born February 4, 1904 in Johnson County, KY, the daughter of Mutt and Lou Thomas. She was retired from Buckeye Union Insurance Company in Columbus, OH. She was a member of Greenleaf Road Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus. Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Hamilton, Galena, OH and Pauline Patrick, Glenville, GA; three sons, Mont Evans, Martha, Fred Evans, Columbus, OH, and Donald R. Evans, of Sunbury, OH; one sister, Georgia Skaggs, Minerva, OH; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted September 24 under the direction of DeVore Funeral Home at Sunbury, OH by Clergyman Rev. Roger Fletcher. Place of interment was Sunbury Memorial Park, Sunbury, OH. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

HOLBROOK, Arthur

1923-1990

Arthur Holbrook, 67, of Louisa, died Thursday, October 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Holbrook was born June 20, 1923, in Louisa, a son of the late Henry and Martha Kise Holbrook. The funeral was conducted Sunday, October 14, at the Isaac Park Free Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Flem Stepp. Burial was in the Crabtree Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Lowe Holbrook; two daughters, Diane Caudill and Lu Deborde, both of Louisa, three sons, Edgar Holbrook, and Arthur A. Holbrook, both of Louisa, and Ronald Holbrook of Lodi, OH; three stepdaughters, Wilma Artist and Peggy Jo Prater, both of Louisa and Mary Delong of Paintsville; four stepsons, Martin Dixon, Donnie Dixon, Charles Edward Dixon, all of Louisa, and David Allen Dixon of Shreve, OH; a sister, Minnie Workman of Louisa; two brothers, Ernest Holbrook of Medina, OH and Odell Holbrook of Lancaster, OH; and 20 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1990

 

MILLER, Gilbert, Jr.

1918-1990

Gilbert Miller, Jr., 72, route 1, Louisa, died Friday, October 26, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born March 17, 1918 at route 1, Louisa, son of the late Frank and Della Griffith Miller. He was a retired carpenter, a WWII veteran, and a member of the American Legion and V. F. W. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 28, at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in Kise Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Maebelle Miller, route 1, Louisa; two sisters, Stella McKinster, Adams, and Lola Adkins, Louisa; one brother, Bert Miller, Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 6103 an P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1990

 

MOORE, Estelle (Martin)

1905-1990

Funeral services for Louisa native Mrs. Estelle Moore, 85, Tampa, FL were conducted Saturday, September 29, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Moore died Monday, September 24, in Tampa, FL following an extended illness. She was born May 16, 1905, at Little Blaine in Lawrence County, daughter of the late William F. and Elizabeth Justice Martin. She was a charter member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Rev. Willie Moore, died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Paul Moore, Centerville, OH, and Bill Moore, Tampa, FL; one daughter, Maxine Pickrell of Tampa, FL and several grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

MUNCY, Evalena (Murphy)

Evalena Muncy, 79, passed away September 29, at Doctor's Hospital North in Columbus, OH. She was born at Morgan's Creek, daughter of the late Thomas and Linda Murphy. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel by Pastor Joe Rock. Interment was in Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens. She is survived by daughter, Ardith Kyre; granddaughter, Sherry Kyre; great grandson, Erik Kyre; sister, Amy Daniels, Oceana, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

PACK, Harlon

1941-1990

Funeral services for Harlon Pack, 49, 419 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, will be conducted today, October 31, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Hayes. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Pack died Sunday, October 28, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born August 16, 1941 in Inez, son of the late Acie and Eliza Marcum Pack. He was a construction worker and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Bowen Pack; one daughter, Kimberly Wellman, Lexington, one son, Kevin Pack, at home; three sisters, Mrs. James Crum, Louisa, Jess "Toad" Savage, route 3, Louisa, Linda Pack, Columbus, OH; six brothers, Freelin Pack, Ted Pack, Melvin Pack, Glenn Pack, all of Louisa, Ova Pack, South Point, Arthur Pack, Columbus, OH; two granddaughters, two grandsons, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 31, 1990

 

PATTON, Susie (Kelley)

1912-1990

Susie Kelley Patton, 77, of Louisa, died Friday, October 12, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Patton was born October 14, 1912, in Buchanan, a daughter of late Bascom and Laura Curnutte Kelley. Her husband, Samuel Garfield Patton, died in 1971. She was a member of the Prichard Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, October 15, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Samuel Patton, Jr., of Louisa and William Patton of Prichard; five daughters, Juanita Chapman of Catlettsburg, Yvonne Burchett of Emma, Doris Prichard of Louisa, and Martha Jo Christian and Faye Bollinger, both of Prichard; three sisters, Charlotte Writesel of Columbus, OH, Dixie Simmons of Valley Ben, WV, and Geneva Vanscooder of Bowling Green, OH; four brothers, Ted Kelley of Dayton, OH, Joe Kelley of Ashland, John Kelley of Buchanan and Sam Kelley of South Lebanon, OH; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1990

 

PATTON, Ward

1906-1990

Ward Patton, 83, 305 West Main Street, Louisa, died Saturday, October 20, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Patton was born November 27, 1906, in Royalton, KY, son of the late Charles S. and Cora Patrick Patton. He was a resident civil engineer for C & O Railroad, a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195 and Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were held Monday, October 22, at First Baptist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Bob W. Brooks and Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Irene Borders Patton, one son, Paul Patton, Pikeville; two daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Stanfield, Severna Park, MD and Mrs. Linda Erickson, Portland, OR; one sister, Walita Patton, Morehead, one brother, John B. Patton, Port St. Lucie, FL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday night by the Masons and Order of Eastern Star. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

PRINCE, Nathan Edward

1928-1990

Funeral services for Nathan Edward Prince, 61, route 1, Webbville, were conducted Thursday, October 4, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville. Mr. Prince died Monday, October 1, at home following an extended illness. He was born October 13, 1928 in Louisa, son of the late David and Virgie Burton Prince. Survivors include his wife, Freda Mae Prince, route 1, Webbville; two daughters, Mrs. Jean McKee, Raceland, and Mrs. Nancy Newsome, route 1, Webbville; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Webb, Louisa, Mrs. Pauline Thompson, Russell, Mrs. Lucille Jobe, Waverly, OH; five brothers, John Paul Prince and Glen Prince, both of Louisa, Leslie Prince and Griffith Prince, both of Beaver Falls, PA and Kenneth Prince, of Calcutta, OH; two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 10, 1990

 

RICE, Dennie A.

1895-1990

Funeral services for Dennie A. Rice, 95, route , Louisa were conducted Monday, October 1, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery. Mr. Rice died Friday, September 28, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, following an extended illness. He was born January 17, 1895, in Cherokee, KY, son of th elate James Allen and Etta Montgomery Rice. He was a farmer. Survivors include one daughter Bernice Williams, West Hamlin, WV, one son, Ronald Rice, Louisa; one sister, Violet Prince, Louisa; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

SALMONS, Dorothy (Artrip)

1925-1990

Funeral services for Dorothy Artrip Salmons, 65, HC79, Louisa were conducted Thursday, October 11 at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Salmons Cemetery, route 1, Crum, WV. Mrs. Salmons died Monday, October 8, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness. She was born July 2, 1925 in Glenhayes, WV, daughter of the late Edward and Ola Lee VanHoose Artrip. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Chalmer Salmons, died in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Sparks and Phyllis Salmons, both of Louisa; one son, Paul Salmons, Denver, CO; one sister, Mary Fields, Marysville, OH; three brothers, Ruben Artrip and Lucian Artrip, both of Fort Gay, and Charles Artrip, Brunswick, OH and four grandsons. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 17,1990

 

SKEENS, William R.

1906-1990

Funeral services for William R. Skeens, 84, Springhill Section, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, October 23, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Skeens died Saturday, October 20 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born September 24, 1906, son of the late James P. and Tennessee Cooksey Skeens. He was a retiree of the C & O Railroad with 40 years services and a Charter member of the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nora Maynard Skeens; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Compton, Louisa; one son, William M. Skeens, Clinton, TN; one brother, Clarence D. Skeens, Russell, KY; three grandsons, William Compton, Steve Skeens and Billy Ed Skeens; two granddaughters, Donna Clevenger and Amy Vermillian; two great grandchildren, William Michael Compton and Jessica Skeens, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Dennis Skeens. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

STEELE, Steven Robert James

1982-1990

Funeral services for Steven Robert James Steele, 8, Columbus, OH, will be conducted Thursday, October 4, at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jimmie Bevins and Rev. Gallie Isaac. burial will be in Dixon Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. He died suddenly Sunday, September 30, in Children's Hospital, Columbus. He was born July 24, 1982 in Huntington, WV, son of Steven Wayne and Rhonda Jean VanHoose Steele. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Savana Mary Steele, at home; paternal grandmother, Sue Steele Wiley, route 1, Louisa, maternal grandparents, Tennie and Bennie VanHoose, Columbus, OH; paternal step grandfather, Thomas Wiley, route 1, Louisa, paternal great grandmother, Mary Dixon, route 1, Louisa; maternal great grandmother, Elizabeth Thompson, Fort Gay, Godparents, Roger and Betty Whalen, Louisa, several aunts and uncles. Visitation will be 4  to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

STEVENS, Ira

1924-1990

Ira "Doc" Stevens, 66, of Louisa, died Friday, October 19, in the V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Mr. Stevens was born March 19, 1924 in Louisa, a son of the late Joe and Carrie Frazier Stevens. His wife, Dorothy Nelson Kise Stevens, died in 1980. He was a retired carpenter, a World War II veteran and member of VFW Post 6103. The funeral was conducted Monday, October 22, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Joel David Stevens of Ulysses and Michael Ray Stevens of Tomahawk; a sister, Edna Bishop of Sharples, WV; and five grandchildren. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 6103 and P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News, October 24, 1990

 

WATTS, Nancy Ellen (Roseberry)

1919-1990

Nancy Ellen Roseberry Watts, 71, Fort Gay, died Monday, September 24, in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following a long illness. Mrs. Watts was  born August 26, 1919 in Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Albert and Leona Roseberry. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 26, at the residence by Bro. Bill Brewer and Bro. Darrell Brewer. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery on Genoa Ridge. Surviving are six daughters, Ruth Watts, Geneva Cole, Della Marie Watts, Georgia Watts, Olive Watts, Brandy Watts; two sons, Donald Watts and Wetzel Watts; three sisters, Hazel Jackson, Melinda Crabtree and Anna Lee Berry, all of Wayne; two brothers, Alvin Roseberry and Edd Roseberry; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 3, 1990

 

WOOTEN, Colleen (Porter)

1933-1990

Colleen Porter Wooten, 57, of Louisa, died October 11 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, after an extended illness from head injury surgery following an accident at her home February 16, 1989. She was born September 29, 1933 at Hueysville, Floyd County, KY, a multi-talented daughter of William E. Porter and the late Blanche Allen Porter; granddaughter of the late John (Dry Gourd) Allen, Hueyville independent coal operator and Bill Porter, first engineer for Eastern Kentucky Railroad, Hitchens, KY. She graduated with honors from Prichard High School, Grayson. She attended Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, Berea College, Berea and the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She had a very illustrious career in the civic, political and business world. She was the youngest person to serve as worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Grayson. She organized the Garden Club of Grayson, grew test roses and irises for several years, and served as judge from many flower shows. She organized and served as the first president of the Junior Woman's Club, Louisa. She was administrative assistant to both governor Bert T. combs and Governor Ned Breathitt. She helped set up job corp as liaison between federal and state governments for five county area in southeastern Kentucky based in Ashland. She was invited to be an assistant to both Mrs. Hubert Humphrey and Mrs. Lyndon (Ladybird) Johnson in the Whitehouse, Washington, D. C.A Kentucky Colonel, she was administrative assistant, personnel director and liaison official between the New York Sales Office and Production Plant for Louisa Carpet Mills for 8 years before resigning in January 1972, to become Mrs. L. Wayne Wooten, residing at 618 Lock Avenue, Louisa and Naples, FL. She has been a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, Grayson and the Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa. She is survived by her husband, L. Wayne Wooten, retired supermarket owner and civic leader of Louisa; her father, William E. Porter of Louisa; one brother, Robert Porter, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 14, at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, October 17, 1990

 

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CORDIAL, Omar

1925-1990

Lowmansville native Omar Cordial, 65, of Columbus, OH died Monday, November 5 at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness. Mr. Cordial was born March 25, 1925 in Lowmansville, son of the late Celcie and Lillie Boyd Cordial. He was a retired machine operator and veteran of WWII. Funeral services were held Friday, November 9, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Amon Diamond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Meeks Cordial; one son, Omar Cordial, II, Miami, FL; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Cromer, Lexington and Betty Hall, North Perry, OH; one brother, Jason Cordial, Ulysses; two grandsons, several nieces and nephews. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 6103, and P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1990

 

DANIELS, Mary (Moore)

1910-1990

Mary Moore Daniels, 80, route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, November 4, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born July 13, 1910 in Louisa, daughter of the late William Columbus and Elizabeth Pierce Moore. She was a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church. Her husband, Kenneth Daniels, died in 1987. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Daniels-Holbrook-Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Carol June, route 1, Webbville; one son, Ray Daniels, Arkansas; one sister, Anna Laney, Louisa; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

DOUGLAS, George R.

1939-1990

Funeral services for George R. Douglas, 50, Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, were conducted Friday, November 2, at Warfield Chapel by Rev. James Smith. Burial was in Stepp Cemetery, Hatfield, KY. Mr. Douglas died Monday, October 29 in Columbus. He was born November 28, 1939 in Oak Hill, WV, son of Ida Berton Douglas of Columbus and the late Jack O. Douglas. Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife, Mary Belvins Douglas, Columbus, one son, Roy Delong, Jr., Pilgrim, KY and one grandchild. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

FRAZIER, Lilly Odean

1932-1990

Lilly Odean Blackburn Frazier, 58, of route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, November 20, in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Frazier was born August 24, 1932, in Martin County, a daughter of Gladys Endicott Blackburn of Louisa and the late Bill Blackburn. She was a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, November 23, at the New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders John Goble and Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Additional survivors include her husband, Emery Frazier; two daughters, Patricia Daniels of Dublin, OH, and Nita Frazier of Columbus, OH; four sons, David Frazier, Bill Frazier, Daniel Frazier and Scott Frazier, all of Louisa; four sisters, Janet Maynard, and Marguarette Harvey, both of Columbus, and Billie Jean Branham and Rita Ratcliff, both of Louisa; a brother, Gustavus Blackburn of Marion, OH; and six grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1990

 

FYFFE, Mary Esta (Hay)

1901-1990

Funeral services for Mary Esta Fyffe, 89, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Monday, November 5, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jesse Fyffe. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery, Flat Gap. Mrs. Fyffe died Friday, November 2, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. She was born January 27,1 901, in Massie, KY, daughter of the late Leander Milton and Sirilda Skaggs Hay. Her husband, John Henry Fyffe, die din 1973. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Roberts, route 3, Lousia, one son, Garrette Fyffe, Cocoa Beach, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Smith, Flemingsburg, KY and Mrs. Rebecca Phillips, Plain City, OH; two brothers, John P. Hay and Charles Hay, both of Flemingsburg; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

HOSACK, Blanche (Jones)

1922-1990

Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Blanche Jones Hosack, 68, of Tucson, AZ, were conducted Monday, November 5, at the Eastlawn Mortuary Chapel in Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Hosack passed away Friday, November 2. She was born June 27, 1922, at Potters, KY, daughter of th elate James E. and Callie Caines Jones. She attended Morehead State University and received a BA and Masters Degree from the University of Arizona. She retired from Flowing Wells School District in 1982 after teaching for 30 years. She was a member and served as president of NEA 1963, member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 292, active member of Democrats of Greater Tucson and was honored by them in 1987. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Hosack of Tucson and David Hosack of Newall, CA; three sisters, Augustine Crutchfield of San Diego, Ca, Esther Ruth Irby of South Point, OH, and Herma McGuire of Catlettsburg, KY; 6 grandchildren, 15 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hosack is the aunt of Louisa resident Wayne Jones. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

KISE, Lotus (Brown)

1903-1990

Lotus B. Kise, 87, 203 Wallace Street, Louisa, died Thursday, November 15, at home. Mrs. Kise was born June 12, 1903, daughter of the late Lee H. and Mary Frances Wellman Brown. She was a retired school teacher, a member of the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the West Virginia Education Association and the Wayne County Association. Her husband, Lyss Kise, died in 1974. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1990

 

LAMBERT, Eliza Jane (Hardin)

1899-1990

Eliza Jane Lambert, 91, of Norfolk, VA, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, November 15 in Norfolk. Mrs. Lambert was born August 29, 1899, at Gallup, daughter of the late William Harrison and Loucretia Preece Hardin. Her husband, Edmund Wayne Lambert, died in 1955. She was a member of the Emily Northup Baptist Church in Louisa and the Sallie Coke Bible Class at Temple Baptist Church in Norfolk. The funeral was conducted Sunday, November 18, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in the Preece family cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Lois Lambert Fluty of Norfolk; four sons, Clyde W. Lambert and Edmund W. Lambert, both of Norfolk, Karl W. Lambert of Chesapeake, VA, and Cornea H. Lambert of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Priscilla Cyrus of Coal Grove, OH, Grace Sammons of Taylor, MI, and Irene Taylor of Sunshine, FL, two brothers, William H. Hardin of Wyandotte, MI and John Hardin of Miami, FL; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1990

 

LEEDY, Floyd M.

1917-1990

Funeral services for Floyd M. Leedy, 73, Ray Williams Villa, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, November 22, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Leedy died Monday, November 19, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. He was born August 4, 1917, in Pikeville, son of the late John and Lillian Conley Leedy. He was retired from the C & O Railroad and a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Freeda B. Leedy, Louisa; one daughter, Priscilla Boyd, route 2, Louisa, two sons, Floyd Leedy, Jr., route 2, Louisa; and Roger Leedy, Louisa, one sister, Madeline Chapman, Kenova, WV; one brother, Fred Leedy, South Point, OH; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 29, 1990

 

LEVERING, James Kenneth

1912-1990

Funeral services for James Kenneth "Ken" Levering, 77, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, November 11, at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Burchette Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mr. Levering died Thursday, November 8, in Williamson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born November 23, 1912 in Thackey, WV, son of the late George Levering and Lydia Murray Levering. He was a miner and a WWII veteran. His wife, Henrietta Levering, died in May 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jean Phipps, Louisa, and Geraldine Smith, Louisa; two sons, Murland Levering, Louisa and Gordon Ellis Levering, Dallas, TX; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89, V.F.W. Post 6103 and P.V. of Eastern Kentucky. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1990

 

MILLER, John R.

1925-1990

John R. Miller, 65, of 2427 Garfield Avenue, Ashland, died Saturday, October 27, in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Miller was born March 11, 1925, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Albert C. and Della Childers Miller. He was the retired manager/owner of the Farmer Market in Catlettsburg and attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Hitchins. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, October 30, at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Phillip Knipp. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hudson Miller; two sons, Linn Miller and Michael Miller, both of Ashland, three daughters, Donna Stephens and Johnda Stambaugh, both of Ashland, and Ann Pierce of Flatwoods; six brothers, Bascom Miller and Fred Miller, both of Catlettsburg, Albert Miller and Jim Miller, both of Grayson, Ishmael Miller of Oregon and Homer Miller of Ashland; four sisters, Geneva Patrick of Columbus, OH, Jean Felix of Huntington, WV, Josephine Preece of Louisa and Pauline Cook of Dayton, OH; and ten grandchildren. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

NICHOLSON, Carol Sue (Hughes)

1951-1990

Carol Sue Hughes Nicholson, 38, of Westerville, OH, died Monday, November 5, at Cleveland Clinic from complications following a lung transplant. Mrs. Nicholson was born December 19,1 951, daughter of Homer and Eula Hughes of Fallsburg. She was a graduate of Louisa High School. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Bill Nicholson; four sisters, Phyllis Cline of Canal Winchester, OH, Fannie Spyers of Gahanna, OH, Debbie Perkins of Westerville, OH and Joan Frazier of Rush; four brothers, Eldred Hughes of Orient, OH, James Hughes of San Antonio, TX, Milton Hughes and Leroy Hughes of Louisa. The funeral was held on Friday, November 9, at the Hill Funeral Home in Westerville, with Rev. William Snider and Rev. Dempsey officiating. Burial was in Mifflin Cemetery at Gahanna. She was the granddaughter of the late Jim and Nola Compton and Belle Hughes of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1990

 

PELFREY, Chester E.

1933-1990

Funeral services for Chester E. Pelfrey, 57, Rt. 4, Louisa, will be conducted today at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in Pelfrey Family Cemetery, Rt. 3, Louisa. Mr. Pelfrey died Sunday, Nov 11, 1990, at home due to a sudden illness. He was born Sep 2, 1933, in Martha, son of Forrest Lee and Liza Marinda Cox Pelfrey. He was a merchant, a retired Huntington Alloy worker, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are  his wife, Janet Preece Pelfrey; three sons, Chet Eric Pelfrey, at home, Roger Neal Pelfrey, Louisa, James David Pelfrey, Chapman, Kansas; two step daughters, Elizabeth Parson, Rt. 3, Louisa, and Kimberly Jobe, Star Route, Louisa, one stepson, Allen Priode, at home; six sisters, Greta Maxie, Martha, Grace Jones, Hilliard, OH, Nannie Rigsby, Blaine, Gladys Wells, Hartford, KY, Thelma Evans and Betty Wheeler, both of Grove City, OH; five brothers, Emerson Pelfrey, Merryville, IN, W. H. "Pat" Pelfrey, Keaton, KY, John Pelfrey, Martha, Forrest Pelfrey, Blaine, and Bill Pelfrey, Paintsville; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1990

 

Chester E. Pelfrey, 57, of Louisa, passed away at his home. He was born September 2, 1933, at Martha, KY, the son of Forest Lee and Liza Marinda Cox Pelfrey. He operated Pelfrey Auto Sales, route 4, since 1975 and Pelfrey's General Store since his retirement from Huntington Alloy in 1989 where he was a furnace operator. He was a farmer and at one time operated a dairy on Blaine Creek where his family had moved from Martha in 1946. He held a barber license in Kentucky and Ohio and at one time operated the Sanitary Barber Shop on Lock Avenue out of which he ran the Greyhound Bus Station. He was for many years a member of the Gospel Lamplighters and wrote many of the songs they sang. He also played Bluegrass and Country music for many years. He served in the Air Force for 8 years prior to returning to Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Janet Preece Pelfrey, three sons, Chet Eric Pelfrey, at home, Roger Neal Pelfrey, Louisa, James David Pelfrey, Chapman, KS; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Parson, route 3, Louisa, and Kimberly Jobe, Star Route, Louisa; one stepson, Allen Priode, at home; six sisters, Greta Maxie, Martha, Grace Jones, Hilliard, OH, Nannie Rigsby, Blaine, Gladys Wells, Hartford, KY, Thelma Evans and Betty Wheeler, both of Grove City, OH; four brothers, Emerson Pelfrey, Merryville, IN, W. H. "Pat" Pelfrey, Keaton, KY, John Pelfrey, Martha, Forrest Pelfrey, Blaine and Bill Pelfrey, Paintsville, four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1990

 

PERRY, Margaret (Lambert)

1935-1990

Funeral services for Margaret Lambert Perry, 54, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, November 15, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Perry died Tuesday, November 13, at home following an extended illness. She was born December 26, 1935, at route 4, Louisa, daughter of the late George and Ona Hunter Lambert. She was a member of the Glenwood Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Perry; one daughter, Ruth Ann Thompson, Buchanan; two sisters, Georgia Lee Lambert and Sarah Ellen Lambert, route 4, Louisa, two brothers, John Lambert, Ohio, and George Lambert, Ashland, three grandchildren and two nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21,1990

 

SPILLMAN, Ruth Ann (Cave)

1930-1990

Ruth Ann Spillman, 59, route 4, Louisa, died Friday, November 16, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Spillman was born December 5, 1930, in London, OH, a daughter of the late Robert and Ora Spillman Cave. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, November 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Orville Spillman, a daughter Diana Lynn Rosser of Louisa; two sons, Bill Spillman of route 4, Louisa, and John Bell Spillman of Ashley, OH; two sisters, Betty Wetzel of Columbus, OH and Katherine Gray of Dayton, OH; a brother, Johnny Spillman of Louisa; six grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1990

 

VANHOOSE, Tonya Renee

1974-1990

Tonya Renee Vanhoose, 16, of Fort Gay, died Friday, November 16. Miss Vanhoose was born October 2, 1974, in Louisa, a daughter of Everett Ray and Rose Ann Meade Vanhoose of Fort Gay. She was an 11th grade student at Tolsia High School, a member of the National Honor Society, Tolsia High Schools girls basketball team, the girls softball team, Spanish Club and All-Tournament District Girls Basketball Team. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 19, at First Baptist Church, Louisa, of which she was a member, by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the National Honor Society of Tolsia High School. Surviving in addition to her parents, are one brother, Steven Michael Vanhoose, at home; a maternal grandmother, Mary Meade of Fort Gay; a paternal grandmother, Maymie Vanhoose of Prichard and a maternal great grandmother, Bracie Ratcliff of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1990

 

WALLER, Alma (Robinette)

1899-1990

Alma R. Waller, 91, route 1, Fort Gay, died Friday, November 9, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Waller was born May 17, 1899, in Wayne County, WV, daughter of the late Alex and Flora Olive Robinette. She was a retired school teacher. Her husband, John Waller, died in 1971. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 13, at Spruce Lick Baptist Church by Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hermetta Jo fisher, Florida; one son, Jack Edward Waller, Warrenton, VA, two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Skeens and Mrs. Ruth Wellman, both of Fort Gay; three brothers, Loren Robinette, Fort Gay, M. J. Robinette, Wayne, WV, and Clyde Robinette, Ohio; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 14, 1990

 

WARD, Theodore

1903-1990

Theodore R. Ward, 87, fort Gay, died Tuesday, November 20, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ward was born July 29, 1903, at Whitehouse, a son of the late John Riley and Victoria Bradley Ward. He was a retired miner and a member of the Isaac Park Free Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, November 24, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Larabelle Copley Ward, three daughters, Julie Booth of Paddle Creek, WV, Hazel Hamilton of Florida and Opal Scott of Fort Gay; two sons, Herbert Ward of Logan, OH and Theodore Ward, Jr. of Fort Gay; 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1990

 

WILSON, Dewey E.

1933-1990

Dewey E. Wilson, Sr., 57, Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, October 31, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Wilson was born August 2, 1933, in Glenhayes, WV, son of the late Walter and Maxie Sizemore Wilson. He was a foreman at Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 35 years, a member of the Conneaut Evergreen #222 Masonic Lodge, the Alladin Shrine Temple and Rose Chapter #22, Conneaut, OH and a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 4, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Gaynell Morrison Wilson; one son, Dewey E. Jr., Wilson, Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dianna) Cunningham, Columbus; two brothers, Dennis Ray Wilson, Boynton, FL, and John H. Wilson, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Mable) Branham and Lucille Hutchinson, both of Columbus; one granddaughter, Ashley Cunningham, Columbus; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 7, 1990

 

YOUNG, Roberta (May)

1935-1990

Roberta C. Young, 55, of route 1, Webbville, died Wednesday in King's Daughters' Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Young was born October 16, 1935, at Cherokee, a daughter of Orville and Claudie Carter May of Blaine. She was a former member of the Lawrence County Board of Education and was a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 24, at the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church, route 1, Webbville, by the Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Young Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Harold B. Young; a daughter, Peggy Young Lewis of Isonville; a son, Billy G. Young of Webbville; a sister, Mabel M. Cooper of Webbville and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 28, 1990

 

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BOND, Tressie (McBrayer)

1910-1990

Funeral services for Tressie McBrayer Hay Bond, 80, 305 Ray Williams Villa, were conducted Sunday, December 2, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Rick Frazier. Burial was in Hay Family Cemetery at Smokey Valley. Mrs. Bond died Thursday, November 29, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born March 2, 1910, in Elliott County, daughter of the late Edward and Della Wheeler McBrayer. She was retired from the Louisa General Hospital and a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Bond was preceded in death by her first husband, Martin Hay, who died in 1952; her second husband, Harold Bond, who died in 1989; and one son, George Hay. Surviving are five daughters, Mary K. Kiriacopovlos, Jacksonville, NC, Clare Frazier and Ruth Ann Smith, both of Louisa, Alice Wellman, Columbus, OH, and Frances Darlene Lewis, Gainesville, VA; four sons, Edward Hay, Lexington, Lee Roy Hay, New Caney, TX , Martin Hay, Louisa, and William Hay, Huntington; one brother, James McBrayer, Martha; two sisters, Beulah Fleming, Tarpin Springs, FL and Rosalie Monk, Williamette, IL; 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was also the stepmother of Harold Bond's children. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

COOKSEY, Heston

1911-1990

Heston Cooksey, 79, route 3, Louisa, died Saturday, December 1, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. Cooksey was born May 27, 1911, in Dennis, KY, son of the late Grant and Patsy Jane Combs Cooksey. He was a miner at Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. His first wife, Katherine Sword Cooksey, died in 1981. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 4, at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Childers Cooksey, route 3, Louisa; three daughters, Fayetta York, Columbus, OH, Fern Schrickel, Rootstown, OH, and Patsy Orlovsky, route 5, Louisa; two sons, Heston Cooksey, Jr., Bluefield, WV, and James K. Cooksey, route 3, Lousia; two sisters, Esta Moore, Louisa and Wavey Rice, West Jefferson, OH; one brother, Roland Cooksey, Louisa, two stepsons, Steve Mason, Delaware, OH, and Roger Childers, Louisa; one stepdaughter, Susan Pope, route 3, Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

DEREFIELD, Willie Dova (Chaffin)

1906-1990

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Willie Dova Derefield, 84, South Point, OH, were conducted Saturday, December 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Derefield cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. Mrs. Derefield died Wednesday, December 12, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 6, 1906, daughter of the late Derecia Chaffin. She was a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Arlie Derefield, died in 1969. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Lula) Ekers, Ashland, Mrs. Charles (Freda) Fusner, Orlando, FL and Edith Derefield, South Point, OH; two sons, Robert Derefield, Diamond Bar, CA and Charles C. Derefield, Star Route, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 19, 1990

 

DIAMOND, Junior Ray

1921-1990

Junior Ray "Red" Diamond, 69, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died Friday, December 7, at his home. Mr. Diamond was born September 19, 1921, in Twin Branch, a son of the late Johnnie and Carrie Lee Spillman Diamond. He was a retired boilermaker and a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge 66, F & AM, the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church and the Boilermakers Local 667. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. The funeral was conducted Monday, December 10, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Christian cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Diamond; a daughter, Debbie Simmons of Huntington, a stepson, Gary Belcher of Prichard; two sisters, Edna Diamond of route 1, Webbville and Betty Chaffin of route 4, Louisa, two brothers, Johnnie Paul Diamond and Jimmy Diamond, both of Woodstock, OH and two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1990

 

HALL, Charles Lynn

1943-1990

Charles Lynn Hall, 47, of Greenfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, December 6, in Athens (Tennessee) Community Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Hall was born November 17, 1943, at McAndrews, a son of Mary Jane Varney Hall of Louisa and the late James Hall, Jr. He was a truck driver with Silvan of Ohio and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The funeral was conducted Sunday, December 9, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. John Simms, the Rev. Lincoln Varney and the Rev. Robert Varney. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Mary L. Hall; four sons, Thomas Joe Hall of Alaska, Joshua Hall, Jeremy Hall and Charles Jason Hall, all at home; five sisters, Faye Preece of Detroit, MI, Maudie Salyers of Ashland, Annette Frazier and Rita Sibley, both of Louisa, and Alma Hall of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Ben L. Hall and Robert L. Hall, both of New Whiteland, IN and William Douglas Hall of Detroit, MI and two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1990

 

HAYES, Lowell

1939-1990

Funeral services for Lawrence County native Lowell Hayes, 51, of Columbus, OH, were conducted Sunday, December 9, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Wednesday, December 5, at University Hospital, Columbus, OH. He was born June 25, 1939, at Mattie, son of Bertie Moore Anderson of Columbus and the late Jesse Hayes. He was a salesman at Wasserstram Sons, Inc for 14 years. Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, Ivan W. Anderson, Columbus, one daughter, Lora Sue Hayes, Columbus, four uncles, Homer, Elza, Keith and Marvin Moore. He was the grandson of the late John and Mary Hayes and the late Bert and Erma Moore. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1990

 

JENNELLE, Edna Constance (Moore)

1908-1990

Edna Moore Jennelle, 82, of Bozeman, MT, died Saturday, November 24, after an extended illness. Edna Jennelle was born September 16, 1908, at Ledocio, KY, a daughter of A. L. and Belle McKinster Moore. The Moore family moved to Kenova, WV when Edna was a young girl. After she married Charles Jennelle, they lived in Huntington, WV until Charles died. She then went to Bozeman, MT to be near her daughter and her family. Surviving are a daughter, Jane Hawks; son in law, Bob Hawkes; one brother, Edward C. Moore of Kenova, WV and a granddaughter, Kimberly. Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home, Huntington, WV, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

JOBE, Gary Ray

1965-1990

Funeral services for Gary Ray Jobe, 25, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted today, December 5, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Darrel Priode. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Twin Branch. Mr. Jobe died Monday, December 3, following an auto accident. He was born May 11, 1965, in Franklin, OH, son of Charles and Reba Chaffins, Jobe of route 4, Louisa. He was a carpenter. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Kimberly Denise Priode Jobe, route 3, Louisa, five sisters, Shelia Workman, Star Route, Louisa, Birdie Hicks, Carol Sparks, and Rita Jobe, route 4, Louisa, and Lisa DeBoard, West Jefferson, OH; one brother, Charles Timothy Jobe, Columbus, OH; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Nancy Jane Chaffin, route 4, Louisa, and paternal grandmother, Myrtle Jobe, Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

KELLY, Anna Brooke (Kidd)

1913-1990

Funeral services for Anna Brooke Kelly, 77, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Monday, December 3, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Ronnie Maynard. Burial was in Ratcliff Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Kelly died Friday, November 30, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born May 2, 1913, in Glenhayes, WV, daughter of the late Grey and Della Napier Kidd. She was a retired schoolteacher from the Wayne County Schools System and a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church where she was secretary. Surviving are her husband, Herman Kelly, Fort Gay; one daughter, Jenny Sword, Fort Gay; one sister, Lexie James, Fort Gay; three brothers, Ray Kidd, Fort Gay, Mack Kidd and Grey Kidd, Jr., both of Louisa; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

MORRIS, Charles Donald

1956-1990

Funeral services for Charles Donald Morris 33, route 2, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, December 20, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. John Robinson and Rev. John Simms. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Mr. Morris died Monday, December 17, due an auto accident. He was born December 23, 1956 in Columbus, OH, son of Kenneth Morris and Ella M. Sharp. Surviving in addition to his parent are his wife, Anna Ellen Vance Morris, route 2, Louisa; four daughters, Jennifer Ann Morris, Dawn Marie Morris, Amanda Kay Morris and Sarah Faye Morris, all at home; two sisters, Kathy Sprenkel, Delrae, FL and Vickie Wright, Columbus, OH; two brothers, Timothy Wright and Thomas Wright, both of Columbus, stepfather, David Wright, Columbus; maternal grandmother, Kathleen Sharp, Columbus, step grandmother, Elvira Wright, Columbus. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 26, 1990

 

RICHARDS, Bessie (Carman)

1907-1990

Funeral services for Bessie Richards, 83, route 3, Louisa were conducted Sunday, December 16, at Bartle Funeral Home, Liberty, KY. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Liberty. Ms. Richards died Monday, December 10, at home, following a long illness. She was born March 7,1907, at Liberty, daughter of the late Ransom and Flonnie Buchanan Carman. She was a bookkeeper, at Woolworth Co., for 32 years. Survivors include two daughters, Josephine Haywood, of Lexington, and Sarah Alley of Louisa; 8 grandchildren, Julia Haywood of New York, NY, Charles Haywood of Atlanta, GA, Mary Abernthay of Lexington, John Haywood of Hydepark, NY, Elizabeth Alley of Auburn, AL, Mary Angeline Alley, U. s. Army, Ft. Sam Houston of San Antonio, TX, Lester Alley and Flonnie Christine Alley, of Grayson. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 19,1990

 

VANHOOSE, Walter Hubert

1922-1990

Walter Hubert VanHoose, 65, route 2, Richardson, died Monday, November 26, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born November 12, 1922 in Island Creek, KY, son of the late John and Ella Mae Butcher VanHoose. He was a mason foreman at C & O Railroad for 36 years, a member of the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church, a member of the Richardson F &AM Lodge #699, and a WWII Army veteran. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tommy Meade, Rev. Cecil Price and Rev. Brad Dutton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Preston VanHoose, Richardson; two daughters, Mrs. Clint (Pat) Rutherford, Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Clinton (Glenda) Childers, Richardson; one son, Walter Hubert VanHoose, Jr., route 2, Louisa, six sisters, Wilda Bailey, Hillsboro, OH, Ruth Adkins, Ft. Washington, OH, Jonella Fallmer, Barbara Fitch and Joada Stacy, all of Eaton, OH and Evelyn Fitch, Lakeland, FL; three brothers, Clifford VanHoose, Urbana, OH, Paul David VanHoose, Springfield, OH and Randy VanHoose, Los Angeles, CA and four grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

 

WHEELER, Nora (Parker)

1908-1990

Funeral services for Nora Mae Wheeler, 82, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, December 9, at Lower Brushy United Baptist Church by Charlie Arrington and Joe Cantrell. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine. Mrs. Wheeler died Thursday, December 6, at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born August 15, 1908, in Cherokee, daughter of the late Rubin and Susanne Kitchen Parker. She was a member of the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ossie H. Wheeler, route 1, Louisa; three daughters, Opal Wells, Ashland, Jean Doty, Louisa and Mabel Bond, Alexander, VA; five sons, William Wheeler, Park Forest, IL, Marion J. Wheeler, Manessa, VA, Lowell W. Wheeler, McDlough, GA, Alvin Wheeler, Interlaken, NY, Charles Harold Wheeler, Alexander, VA; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1990

 

WILLIAMS, Billy Shane

1972-1990

Billy Shane Williams, 18, route 5, Louisa, died Friday, December 7, at home following a sudden illness. Mr. Williams was born February 10, 1972 in Clearfield, CA, son of Devra Ihde Meek and the late Sammy Williams who died in 1974. He was a student at Lawrence County High School. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 4, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms. Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, James Meek; two brothers, Jesse Meek and Jeffrey Meek, both at home; one sister, Patricia Meek, at home. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 12, 1990

 

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth (Smith)

1898-1990

Funeral services for Elizabeth Smith Williams, 92, route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, December 6, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Jordan. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mrs. Williams died Tuesday, December 4. She was born July 9, 1898, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Dock M. and Anna Roberts Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Williams. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Loraine Bush, Crestview, FL; one sister, Ruby Holbrook, route 4, Louisa; three brothers, Randle Smith, route 4, Louisa, Edd Smith, Louisville, and Fred Smith, Louisa; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, December 5, 1990

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