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BARNETT, Ova
1910-1991
Ova Barnett, 80, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 12, in Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Barnett was born Nov 6, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Levina Pigg Barnett. His wife, Thelma Damron Barnett died in 1970. He was a retired oil-well driller and merchant and a member of Jake Rice Lodge 606 F & AM and the Freewill Baptist Church in Flatwoods. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 14 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Priode of Louisa; 3 sons, Robert Lee Barnett of Columbus, Oscar Barnett of Flatwoods and Billy Norwood Barnett of Ashland; a sister, Thelma Thompson of Columbus; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1991

CARTER, Goldie (Hayes)
1916-1990
Goldie Hayes Carter, 74, of Mount Airy, NC, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, December 27. She was born November 5, 1916 in Van Lear, the daughter of the late Ben and Mary Alice Plummer Ward.  She was a retired cook for Hinkle's Hotel in Louisa and a member of the Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Cisco Hayes in 1964.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday December 30 at the Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Hill of Columbus, OH. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Pat Laney of West Union, OH; 3 sons, James Ellis Hayes of Obetz, OH; Clarence Hayes of Mount Airy, and Thomas Eugene Hayes of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Faye Johnson of Wheelwright, KY, Nellie Foster of Drift, KY, Lucille McDowell, Kentucky; 2 brothers, Carlos Ward, New Lebanon, OH and Hobert Ward of Paintsville; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

COCHRAN, Henry
1905-1990
Funeral services for Henry Cochran, 85, 912 N. Jefferson St., Louisa were conducted Saturday, Dec 29, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Cochran Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Mr. Cochran died Thursday, Dec 27 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Oct 23, 1905, at Lick Creek, KY, a son of the late Marion and Virginia Thompson Cochran. His wife, Elza Shannon Cochran, died in 1990. He was a coal miner. Surviving are one granddaughter, Mrs. Gwen Green, Louisa; one grandson, James Elkins, Mallory, WV; one sister, Nora Ragland, Louisville, KY. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1991

DANIELS, George David
1927-1991
Graveside services for Louisa native George David Daniels, sr., 63, Grove City, OH, were conducted Tuesday, Jan 29 at Coburn Cemetery, route 4, Louisa by Rev. Jake McCoy. Mr. Daniels died Saturday Jan 26 at home following an extended illness. He was born May 22, 1927 in Louisa, a son of the late Morton and Monnie Hall Daniels. He was a retired construction mason. Surviving are one daughter, Judy Ann Bailey, Greenup, KY; 2 sons, George David Daniels, Jr., Grayson and Gary Michael Daniels, Texas; 2 sisters, Pauline Clark, Louisa and Shirley Webb, route 4, Louisa; one brother, Lon Daniels, Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 30, 1991

DANIELS, Thornie Steve
1899-1991
Thornie Steve Daniels, 91, of 3020 Bath Avenue, Ashland, died Monday, Jan 21 at his home. Mr. Daniels was born Feb 16, 1899, at Torchlight, a son of the late Charlie and Eba New Daniels. His wife, Malissa Sammons Daniels preceded him in death. He was a retired employee with C & O Railroad. The funeral will be conducted today (Jan 23) at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Rebecca F. Mesecher of Marysville, OH, Carol Sparks of Prestonsburg, Thornette Tillman of Lancaster, OH and Lena M. Fugitt of Ashland; 2 sons, Thomas H. Daniels of Granville, OH and Larry K. Daniels of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1991

ENDICOTT, Luther
1905-1991
Funeral services for Luther Endicott, 85, route 5, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jan 20 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Roy Fluty and Gary Branham. Burial was in Pack Cemetery, route 3, Inez. Mr. Endicott died Thursday, Jan 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Jul 7, 1905 in Martin County, a son of the late James and Price Justice Endicott. He was preceded in death by a son, Arnold Endicott; a daughter, Juanita Endicott and 5 sisters, Rosie, Virgie, Gracie, Alma and Norma. Survivors include his wife, Susie Webb Endicott, route 5, Louisa; 7 sons, Clifford Endicott of Louisa, James H. Endicott, Otta Endicott, Luther Wilburn Endicott, Howard Endicott and Billy Ray Endicott, all of Marion, OH and Ralph Endicott of Inez; 9 daughters, Marie Fitch, Julia Maynard, Bessie Harrah and Joan Layne, all of Marion, OH, Irene Johnson, Helen Hinkle and Monett Horn all of Inez, Tillie Roush of Caldedonia, OH and Evellan McCoy, Columbus, OH; one sister, Verlie Burke, Louisa, one half sister, Leona Castle, Columbus, one brother, Oscar Endicott of Florida; 47 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1991

FLETCHER, Jay
1910-1990
Funeral services for Jay Fletcher, 80, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Dec 30, at Isaac Park Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery where graveside military services were held. Mr. Fletcher died Friday, Dec 28 in the V. A. Hospital, Huntington, following a long illness. He was born Dec 15, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Nancy Fletcher. He was retired from the U. S. Navy. Surviving are 2 nieces, Mrs. Phoebe Webb, route 3, Louisa and Mrs. Irene Wells, Ashland City, TN; and one nephew, Bob Davis, route 1, Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

FUGATE, Retta Josephine (Martin)
1924-1991
Retta Josephine Martin Fugate, 66, of Jacksonville, NC died Monday, Jan 21 at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 23 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville, NC. Burial was in Onslow Memorial Park. Mrs. Fugate was born Sep 11, 1924 in Paintsville to Carl V. Martin and Irene Carter. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Fugate, a son, James C. Fugate of Jacksonville, NC; 2 brothers, Jack Martin of Washington and William C. Martin of Flagler Beach, FL; a sister, Ruby M. Gullett of Winchester, KY; a sister in law, Juanita Fugate, route 4, Louisa and a granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1991

LYCAN, Milton Sidney
1912-1991
Funeral services for Milton Sidney Lycan, 78, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, Jan 26, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Frank McKinster and Rev. Denny Brown. Burial was in Lycan-Loar Cemetery. Mr. Lycan died Wednesday, Jan 23, at home following a sudden illness. He was born Mar 26, 1912, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Henry Willard and May Loar Lycan. He owned and operated Sandy Valley Nursery for 40 years and was a member of the Tabors Creek Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Lycan, Fort Gay; one son, Earl Bert Lycan, Fort Gay; 3 daughters, Mrs. Norman (Carol) Davis and Mrs. Jerry (Margaret) Clark, both of Fort Gay and Mrs. Linda Barnett, Charlotte, NC; 2 brothers, Gilbert L. Lycan Black, Mountain, NC, Ralph B. Lycan, Fort Gay; one sister, Grace Walker, Fort Gay; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1991

MCKINSTER, Dortha Marie (Spencer)
1918-1991
Dortha Marie McKinster, 72, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, Jan 3, following an extended illness. Mrs. McKinster was born Mar 22, 1918, in Norris, KY, the daughter of the late Charles and Laura Spencer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McKinster who died in 1972. She was a member of the Cando Freewill Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan 6, by the Rev. Jerry Hughes and Rev. Danny Saul. Burial was in McKinster family cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Survivors include a daughter: Anna Jane Artis, route 1, Louisa; 2 sons: Marvin D. McKinster, Orient, OH, Charles Eugene McKinster, route 1, Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 9, 1991

NOLEN, Virginia Louise (Fugitt)
1911-1990
Virginia Louise Nolen, 79, of 508 Burns St., Louisa, died Friday, Dec 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Nolen was born Dec 26, 1911, in Mill Creek, WV, a daughter of the late James Harvey and Tennie May Fugit. Her husband, Vint Nolen, died in 1988. She was a retired cook. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 30, at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Ruth Sprenkle and Maxine Saulsbury, both of Louisa and Jean Ekins of Toulon, IL; 2 sons, Bobby Ray Nolen and Danny Curtis Nolen, both of Louisa; a step daughter, Carol Donley of San Diego, CA, stepson, Pal E. Nolen of Oceanside, CA; 2 brothers, Millard Fugitt of Louisa and Jack Fugitt of Grundy, VA; 3 sisters, Margie Wellman of Louisa, Ola Thompson of Henderson, WV, and Maude Poole of Akron, OH; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1991

PHILPOTT, Clarence Burgess
1909-1991
Funeral services for Clarence Burgess Philpott, 81, Placida, FL, formerly of Mansfield, OH and Fort Gay, WV, were conducted Sunday, Jan 13 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, by Rev. Terry Philpott. Burial was in Philpott Cemetery, Fort Gay. Mr. Philpott died Wednesday, Jan 9 in Englewood Hospital, Englewood, FL, following a long illness. He was born Nov 30, 1909, in Williamson, WV, son of the late Josiah and Emma Smith Philpott. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric, Mansfield, OH, where he worked 35 years. He was a veteran of WWII. Surviving are his wife, Pauline M. Philpott; 3 sons, Terry Philpott, Mansfield, OH, Larry Philpott, Apopka, FL and D. Michael Philpott, Zenia, OH; 3 daughters, Judie K. Collins, Mansfield, OH, Janet S. Schwartz, Milwaukee, WS and Cathy J. Lux, Ft. Myers, FL; one sister, Sophia B. Peters, Fort Gay; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1991

PRATT, Elsie (Moore)
1907-1991
Elsie Moore Pratt, 83, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jan 3, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born Nov 12, 1907, a daughter of the late Samuel Moore and Nettie Spurlock Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Pratt, who died in 1975. She was a member of Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan 6 at Rush Branch Church, by the Rev. Wilmer Napier. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bill “Faye” Kitts, Fort Gay; 3 sons, Lloyd Pratt, Marengo, OH, James Pratt and Willis R. Pratt both of Mansfield, OH; one brother, Wayne Moore, Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

PRATT, John D.
1925-1990
John D. Pratt, 65, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Radnor, WV died Monday, Dec 31, in Florida. Mr. Pratt was born Mar 30, 1925 in Radnor, the son of the late Carlos Pratt and Verdie Porter Pratt. He was a minister and a World War II Navy Veteran. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan 4, in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Grover Jackson. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery, Route 1, Radnor, WV Military services were performed by American Legion Post 89, VFW Post 6103, P.V. of Eastern KY. Survivors include his wife, Arbutus Pratt, Port Charlotte, FL; one daughter, Kathleen Swagger, Corona, CA; one son, Randolph Pratt, Tucson, AZ; 4 half brothers; 3 half sisters and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

ROBERTSON, William “Bill”
1912-1991
William “Bill” Robertson, 78, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, Jan 20 at Oak Grove Church, route 2, Fort Gay by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial was in Robertson family cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Robertson died Thursday, Jan 17 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, following an extended illness. He was born Aug 8, 1912 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Freelin and Fannie Robertson. He was a retired operator and a member of the Oak Grove Church. Surviving are his wife, Ivory Jackson Robertson, route 1, Fort Gay, 3 sons, Ralph Robertson and Eugene Robertson both of Fort Gay and Archie Robertson, Monroe, MI; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lindsey (Anita) Webb, Fort Gay and Mrs. Don (Doris) Thompson, Louisa; 4 sisters, Alice Thompson, Julie Jackson, Blanch Aker and Thursie Robertson, all of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Jim Robertson of Fort Gay and Willard Robertson of Prichard; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1991

ROBINSON, Anise (Burgess)
1920-1990
Anise G. Robinson, 70, of 700 Lackey Ave., Louisa died Friday, Dec 28, at her home. Mrs. Robinson was born Jun 4, 1920, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Lyda Jordan Burgess. Her husband, Chester H.  Robinson, died in 1984. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and its Ladies’ Auxiliary. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec 30, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters: Mary J. Hillard, Morehead, KY, Norma Bradley, South Shore, KY, Nancy A. Zeller, Louisa, Deborah L. Robinson, Louisa; Shawn P. Gussler, Nashville, TN; 3 sons: Chester H. Robinson, Jr., Louisa, Michael Robinson, San Antonio, TX, Donald, Robinson, Pellman, GA; 2 sisters: Freda Leedy Louisa, and Gladys Cornwell, Portland, OR, a brother: Hank Burgess, Morehead; 19 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1991

SALYERS, Charlotte (Slone)
1899-1990
Charlotte Salyers, 91, of Louisa died Sunday, Dec 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyers was born Mar 21, 1899, in Cherokee, KY, a daughter of the late Charlie Slone and Martha Jane Perkins. Her husband, Dewey Salyers died in Mar 1979. She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist church. The funeral will be conducted today (Jan2) at 2 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clara Ross of South Ben, IN; 2 sons, Charles Salyers of Catlettsburg and Clifford Salyers of Ashland; 25 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1991

SALYER, Zelda (Murray)
1900-1991
Funeral services for Zelda M. Salyer, 90, of Worthington, OH, formerly of Adams, will be conducted Thursday, Jan 17 at 2 at Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine by Elder Charlie Arrington and Elder Joe Cantrell. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Mrs. Salyer died Thursday, Jan 10 in Worthington, OH, following an extended illness. She was born Feb 19, 1900, in Kerz, KY, daughter of the late Paris and LuEmma Chandler Murray. She was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. Her husband, Irvin Salyer, died in 1970. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Okadell Clancy, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Odessa Glover, Addison, PA, Mrs. Lorena Ball, Louisa, Mrs. Florence Shinkle, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Galena Phillips, Columbus; 4 sons: Burtell Salyer, Cornell Salyer, route 4, Louisa, Chad Salyer, Addison, PA, Willard C. Salyer, Johnstown, OH; 3 half sisters: Mrs. Alice Fairchild, Nippa, KY, Mrs. Irene Dickerson, River, KY, Mrs. Margie Boyd, Norfolk, WV; a half brother: Ocie Murray, Jenkins, KY; 39 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 16, 1991

SEE, Gladys (Tiller-Mullins)
1915-1990
Gladys Mullins See, 75, route 5, Louisa died Thursday, Dec 20 at Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. See was born Mar 12, 1915, at Martin County, a daughter of the late Sonny and Thursie Moore Tiller. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec 23, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Simms and Homer Reed. Burial was in See Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Jack G. See, 4 stepdaughters: Laud Marie Miller, Fort Gay, Laura Mae Miler, Fallsburg, KY, Hazel Perry and Martha Crank both of Mainsville, OH; 7 stepsons: Ed Mullins, Columbus, OH, Marvin See, Jack See and Wayne See all of Mainsville, OH, Herman See and Jimmie See both of Louisa, Paul See of Indianapolis, IN; 3 sisters: Ida Marcum, Ashland, KY, Fannie Tiller, Washington, D.C.; Virgie Tiller, Inez, KY; 2 brothers: Harm Tiller and Columbus Tiller both of Inez; 28 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 2, 1991

SPURLOCK, Jenkins Fredrick
1919-1991
Funeral services for Jenkins Fredrick Spurlock, 71, route 3, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, Jan 10, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Spurlock died Tuesday, Jan 8 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center following an extended illness. He was born Jun 16, 1919, at route 2, Louisa, a son of the late Sherman and Bunie Baugh Spurlock. Surviving are one sister, Orpha Bell, route 3, Louisa, one niece and 2 great nephews.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

 

THOMPSON, Vernon
1926-1991
Graveside services for Vernon Thompson, 64, Springfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday, Jan 8, at Marcum Cemetery, Hewlett, WV. Mr. Thompson died Saturday, Jan 5, at Barberton Citizens Hospital following an extended illness. He was a grinder at a steel mill. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Thompson, Springfield, OH; one son, William V. Thompson, Wadsworth, OH; one sister, Roberta McKenzie, Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Clarence Thompson, Daytona Beach, FL and Albert Thompson, Wadsworth, OH; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 9, 1991

WALLER, Cora (Bowens)
1908-1991
Cora Waller, 82, Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Jan 22 at Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Waller was born Sep 25, 1908 in Cyrus, WV, a daughter of the late Chris and Nancy Music Bowens. She was a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Doug Wilhite and Rev. Anna Lee Hager. Burial was in Copley Cemetery, Webb, WV. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Waller, a daughter: Helen Fields, Las Vegas, NV: 3 sons; Charles Waller and Dallas Waller both of Fort Gay, James Waller, Prichard, WV; a sister: Dolly Price, Huntington, WV; 3 brothers: Grover Bowen, Norfolk, VA, Randolph Bowen, Louisa, Charles Bowen, Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 30, 1991

WEBB, Monroe
1916-1991
Monroe Webb, 74, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jan 17, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Webb was born Dec 6, 1916 at Adams, a son of the late Lester and Laura Carter Webb. He was owner of Webb ambulance Service and a member of Smokey Valley Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 20 at Isaac Park Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Phoebe Davis Webb; a daughter, Hazel Marie Webb of Louisa; a son, Dickie Webb of Louisa; a half sister, Claudia Short of Utica, OH and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 23, 1991

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ARRINGTON, Walter “Joe”
1917-1991
Blaine native, Walter “Joe” Arrington, 74, died Friday, Jan 25 at Riverside Hospital. Mr. Arrington was born Sep 30, 1917, in Blaine. He was a retired supervisor with Buckeye Steel after 35 years, a veteran of WWII, a life member of VFW #3224, Commander ’67-’72 and all state Commander ‘70’-’71. He was preceded in death by wife, Jettie, son, Larry; brothers and sisters. He is survived by his second wife, Patsy; son, Donnie Arrington, Columbus; daughter, Barbara Jordan, Columbus; 3 stepdaughters, Jodi Cross, Georgetta Palm and Susan Peno, all of Columbus; 3 sisters, Shirley Wells, Georgia, Josephine Wright, of Powell, OH and Juanita Kransenski, New Albany; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 5 at O. R. Woodyard Co., Chapel, Columbus by Rev. William L. Snider officiating. VFW service was conducted Monday, Feb 4. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1991

BALL, William H. Sr.
1909-1991
Lawrence County native William H. Ball, Sr., 81, of Greensboro, NC, died in the Wesley Long Hospital Monday, Feb 4, in Greensboro. Mr. Ball was born Feb 27, 1909, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sylvester B. Ball, Sr. and Susie Carter Ball. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in  Barboursville, KY, a graduate of Union College, a funeral director-embalmer and was a business partner in the operation of the Miller and Ball Funeral Home in Barboursville, KY for several yeas. He and his wife, Louella, owned and operated Ball’s Western Auto store on North Main Street before retiring. Funeral services will be conducted at the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel in Barboursville Thursday, Feb 7 with Rev. Barry Steiner Ball and Rev. Sandra Steiner Ball officiating. Interment will be in Barboursville Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Louella Ball of Greensboro, NC; 2 sons, William H. Ball, Jr., Greensboro and Robert Cornet Ball, Marietta, GA; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Bostic of Frankfort, Oh; 4 brothers, Lucien Ball of Somerset, KY, Jarrell Ball of Marysville, TN, Sylvester B. Ball, Jr., San Diego, CA and Herbert C. Ball of Oregonia, OH; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1991

BLANTON, Marvin
1956-1991
Marvin Blanton, 34, of Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died Friday, Feb 22 at his home. Mr. Blanton was born May 22, 1956, in Ohio, a son of Marvin Blanton and Rushie Castle Kestner, both of Paintsville. He was a coal truck driver for Bowers Trucking Company and an Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Feb 26 at the Smith Chapel Church, Point Section, Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Isaac Park Cemetery. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Donna Daniels Blanton; a son, Jason Lee Blanton, of Paintsville; a daughter, Natasha Renee Blanton, at home; and a brother, James Blanton of Paintsville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 27,1 991

BRUMFIELD, Agnes Kathleen (Bailey)
1913-1991
Graveside services for Fort Gay native Agnes Kathleen Brumfield, 77, of Huntington, were conducted Saturday, Feb 16, at Fort Gay Cemetery by Rev. James Yates. Ms. Brumfield died Tuesday, Feb 12 in Capital City Nursing Home, Charleston, following a long illness. She was born Sep 19, 1913 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Grenville Mack Bailey and Betty Margaret Wood. She was a retired L.P.N. Surviving are one daughter, Lois J. Brumfield, Pompano Beach, FL; one sister, Virginia Bailey of Fort Gay; one brother, Robert Bailey of Huntington, a niece, Judy White of Huntington, and a nephew, Robert Bailey of Huntington. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1991

BURCHETT, Grace (Thompson)
1903-1991
Funeral services for Grace Burchett, 87, route 4, Louisa, were conducted Thursday, Feb 7 at Myrtle Chapel Church, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Burchett died Tuesday, Feb 5 at the home of her son, route 1, Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born Oct 8, 1903, in Dennis, KY, a daughter of the late Martin and Lara Chatwick Thompson. She was a member of Myrtle Chapel Church. Her husband, Harry Burchett, died in 1967. Surviving are 2 sons, Clifford Burchett, route 4, Louisa and Paul Milton Burchett, route 1, Louisa; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1991

BURTON, Julia M.. (Carter)
1915-1991
Julia M. Burton, 76, of Adams, died Friday, Feb 22 at her home. Mrs. Burton was born Jan 11, 1915, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dock and Tinnie Gussler Carter. Her husband, Raymond Burton, died in 1984. The funeral was conducted Monday Feb 25 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Charles Harold Moran of Adams and Luther Moran of Cincinnati; 2 brothers, Cecil Carter and Gorman Carter, both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Hazel Hughes of Louisa and Virginia Moore of Columbus, OH; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1991

CALDWELL, Bertha (Bates)
1910-1991
Funeral services for Bertha Caldwell, 80, Webbville, will be conducted today (Feb 20) a Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Nelson Thompson. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, Route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Caldwell died Sunday, Feb 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born Apr 10, 1910 at Irish Creek, son of the late George and Nora Holbrook Bates. She was a member of the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, George Caldwell, died in 1979. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Sylvia) Hale, Hazel Crabtree, and Mrs. Ray (Molly) Brewer all of Obetz, OH and Mrs. Frank (Betty) Martin, Pataskala, OH; one son, Billy Caldwell, Webbville; 2 sisters, Sally Houck of Grove City, OH and Opal Kitchen, Plain City, OH; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1991

CAREY, Grace Marie (Roberts)
1897-1991
Grace Marie Roberts Carey, 93, 125 Jefferson St., Louisa, died Friday, Feb 8, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Carey was born Jun 29, 1897, in Cadmus in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willis Vanhorn and Martha Webb Roberts. She was a retired school teacher, a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, member of the Eastern Star, first home agent at Pike County, charter member of Dennis Green Valley Homemakers, first 4-H Club member in Lawrence County, active member and leader since 1914, a Donavan Scholar and a charter member of Eastern Star, Willard Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew Carey, who died in 1952; one daughter, Sue Cody; one son, Dr. Jack Carey. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb 10 at Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand and Rev. John Hall. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Louise Adams, Denver, CO, Lois Land, Louisa, Betty Kelley, Taylor, MI, Helen Holbrook, Morehead, KY and Ina Hendrix, West Union, OH; one son, Lys Carey, Denver, CO; 2 sisters, Doshia Kouns, Louisa and Easter Woods, Washington Court House, OH; 29 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 13, 1991

COPLEY, Roberta (Maynard)
1908-1991
Funeral services for Roberta Maynard Copley, 83, Louisa were conducted Sunday, Feb 3 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. James Doughton. Mrs. Copley died Friday, Feb 1 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jan 18, 1908 at Naugatuck, WV, a daughter of the late Leonard and Sally Moore Maynard. Her husband, William T. Copley died in 1985. Surviving are one son, Bill H. Copley, Louisa, one sister, Victoria M. Davis, route 1, Louisa; 2 brothers, Truman Maynard, route 1, Louisa and Robert Maynard, Rittman, OH; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Carl Meek, Dale Meek, Jack Roberts, Rush Salisbury, Jarrett Peters, Charley Booth and Dr. Ronald Ross. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1991

DAUGHERTY, Elsie Lillian (Charles)
1904-1991
Funeral services for Elsie Lillian Daugherty, 86, Fort Gay, were conducted Sunday, Feb 10, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Daugherty died Friday, Feb 8 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born May 12, 1904, in Coon Creek, KY, a daughter of the late Calhoun and Nancy Elizabeth Charles. She was preceded in death by her husband, William George Daugherty, Sr., who died in 1983. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe “Nancy” Thompson, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Larry “Sue” Gann, Scio, OH; 5 sons, William George Daugherty, Jr., and Charles Daugherty, both of Fort Gay, Paul Daugherty, Burton, WV, Robert Daugherty, Columbus, OH and Howard Daugherty, Pickerington, OH; one sister, Mrs. Kelsie Childers, Betsy Layne; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 13, 1991

EDWARDS, Mary Alice (Lester)
1920-1991
Funeral services for Mary Alice Edwards, 70, route 1, Fort Gay, were conducted Tuesday, Feb 12 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Larry Sparks, Rev. Audrey Lester and Rev. Jim Yates. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died Saturday, Feb 9, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness. She was born Nov 1, 1920, in Kenova, WV, a daughter of the late Edgar E. T. and Clella Christian Lester. She was a member of the Fort Gay United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, George Edwards, Jr., 3 daughters, Karen Robertson, Fort Gay; Margaret Wagner, Huntington and Mary Lynn Smith, Lavalette; one brother, Bill Lester, route 1, Fort Gay 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 13, 1991

FUGETT, Millard Franklin
1934-1991
Funeral services for Millard Franklin Fugett, 56, route 1, Louisa, were conducted Monday, Feb 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Fugett Cemetery, Torchlight. Mr. Fugett died Friday, Feb 15, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. He was born May 11, 1934 in Louisa, son of the late Monroe and Ethel Patrick Fugett. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Daisy Vanhoose and Mrs. Betty Caudill, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Opal McKenzie, route 3, Louisa, and Mrs. Elsie York, route 5, Louisa; 3 brothers, Ralph F. Fugett, Monroe Homer Fugett, and Guy Fugett, all of Route 1, Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1991

GREATHOUSE, Hattie (Wells)
1913-1991
Funeral services for Hattie J. Greathouse, 78, route 5, Louisa, will be conducted Friday, Feb 8, in Young funeral Home chapel by Bromley Marcum and Sterling Marcum. Burial will be Greathouse family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Greathouse died Tuesday, Feb 5, at her home. She was born May 11, 1913, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Richard and Anna Wells. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bill Greathouse, route 5, Louisa; 2 daughters, Peggy Greathouse, Louisa and Yvonnie Mullins, Indianapolis, IN; 3 sons, Bill Greathouse, Jr., Albion, MI, Jack Greathouse, Topmost, KY and Jerry Greathouse, Louisa; one brother, Richard Wells, Estle, KY; one sister, Grace Gibson, Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1991

HARLESS, Elsie (Smith)
1948-1991
Elsie Harless, 42, died Friday Feb 8 at St. Joseph’s Hospital I Lexington. Mrs. Harless was  born Feb 6, 1948, the daughter of John H. Smith of Louisa and the late Goldie Smith. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 11 at Richardson Chapel, Richardson, with Tommy Meade and Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Rt. 1690, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her father, are her husband, James Harless of Louisa, a son, James W. Fletcher, 2 daughters, Edith Marie Fletcher of Inez and Trudy Lee Harless of Louisa; a brother, William Smith of route 2, Louisa; 6 sisters, Donna Jean Smith of Florida; Wanda Cook, Nora Ann Smith and Faye McKinzie, all of Pikeville, Violet Whitt of Louisa and Mary Sue Mullins, Hazard and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1991

HENRY, Ernest Edmond
1933-1991
Graveside services for Ernest Edmond Henry, 58, Wayne, WV, will be conducted Thursday, Feb 14, by Jimmy Simpson at the Henry Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Mr. Henry died Sunday, Feb 10 in V. A. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born Jan 8, 1933, in Richardson, a son of Molly Cleo Parks Henry of route 2, Louisa and the late Earl Von Henry. He was a mason and veteran of the Korean War. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Versie Mae Henry, Paintsville, KY; 3 daughters: Pamela Marie Henry, Oretha Faye Henry, Molly Earlene Henry all of route 1, Louisa; 6 sons: Harold Edmond Henry, Ishmael Hudnall Henry,  Michael Boise Henry and David Earl Henry all of route 1, Louisa; Neil Francis Henry, route 2, Louisa, Ernest Vaughn Henry, Ft. Myers, FL, 5 sisters: Mary Mae Gwendolyn Scott, West Palm Beach, FL, Miss Sandra Sue Henry, Florida and Mrs. Linda Faye Fleming, Columbus, and Brenda Kay Waybright, Richardson, KY and Janice Ray Henry, Richardson, KY route 2, Louisa, 4 brothers: Jimmy Lee Henry, Waverly, OH, Larry Gene Henry of Zanesville, OH, and William Earl Henry of  route 2, Catlettsburg, KY; Harold Dean Henry, Richardson, KY.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1991

HOLBROOK, Mary L. (Clark)
1925-1991
Mary L. Holbrook, 65, of Marysville, OH, died Monday, February 11, in Jeffersonville, OH. Mrs. Holbrook was born December 27, 1925 in Buffalo Creek, a daughter of the late John and Nellie R. O'Brian Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Holbrook, Sr. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the VFW Women's Auxiliary of Delaware, OH. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Delaware, OH. Interment was in Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, OH. Surviving are son, Paul R. Holbrook, Jr., of Dublin, OH; 3 daughters, L. Priscilla Coonrod, of Jeffersonville, OH, Pamela K. Bardin of Magna, UT, and Penelope M. Kincaid of Columbus, OH; 4 brothers, Vanzel, John and Leonard Clark, all of Columbus, OH and Rudolph Clark of Fairfield, CA; one sister, Mrs. Lonnie Tackett, of PA; 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 20, 1991

MASSIE, Homer B.
1907-1991
Homer B. Massie, 83, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died Friday, Feb 8 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Massie was born Feb 27, 1907 in Big Hurricane, WV, a son of the late Fred and Martha Jane Massie. He was a retired employee from the West Virginia Department of Highways and a member of the Big Hurricane Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 11 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Bill Hay. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Massie; 5 sons, Gerald Massie of Norton, OH, Freddie Massie, Marvin Johnson and Richard Dale Massie, all of Big Hurricane, and Dennis Massie of Adams; 4 daughters, Joyce Jeffers of Eat Palestine, OH, Christine Jeffers of Leetonia, OH, Barbara Hardin of Peoria, AZ and Lynn Williamson of Prichard; 4 brothers, Burgess Massie of route 1, Fort Gay, Lloyd Massie and Charles Massie both of Rittman, OH, and James Frederick Massie of Wooster, OH; 4 sisters, Cloteine Meredith of Marshville, OH, Audrey Winchell of Rittman, and Ardith Boyes of Florida; Bertha Perry of Rittman, OH; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1991

PORTER, Nebert Nelson
1927-1991
Nebert Nelson Porter, 63, rout 1, Radnor, WV, died Friday, Feb 8, at home following an extended illness. Mr. Porter was born Aug 30, 1927, in Radnor, a son of the late Walter and Lizzie Thompson Porter. He was a truck driver. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Bass. Burial was in Workman Cemetery at Radnor. Survivors include his wife, Anita Preston Porter; a daughter: Ernestine Griffith, Ambler, PA, 3 sons: William N. Porter, Radnor, Robert Porter, Telford, PA, Jonathan Porter, Columbia, SC; 2 sisters: Ruth Rice, Genoa, WV, Vangie Pratt, Radnor; 2 brothers: Jack Porter, Radnor and Thurman Porter, Radnor; 8 grandchildren, a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 13, 1991

PRICHARD, Lewis Milton
1913-1991
Funral services for Lawrence County native, Lewis Milton Prichard, 77, Florence, KY, were conducted Monday, Feb 11 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville by Rev. David Ross. Burial as in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Prichard died Saturday, Feb 9 in St. Luke West Hospital, Florence. He was born Dec 23, 1913, in Lawrence County, son of the late James and Corda Watson Prichard. He was a retired businessman. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Milton Prichard in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Gypsy Gose Prichard; 2 daughters, Judy Williams of Hamersville, OH and Janie Davis, Paintsville; one sister, Lillian Millar, Adelphi, MD; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1991

SPEARS, Harold K.
1918-1991
Harold K. Spears, Sr., 72, of Huntington, WV, died Wednesday, Feb 13. Mr. Spears was born Mar 13, 1918 in Fort Gay, son of the late Luther and Edith Raines Spears. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Lincoln Spears; one son, Daniel Edward Spears and a brother, Clyde T. Spears. He was a retired superintendent of maintenance for Ohio Valley Street Car Co.,, Ohio Valley Bus Co., TTA and KRT. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb 16 at the Reger Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. William Boblett, officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay. Survivors include his second wife, Phyllis Curry Spears; one daughter, Lynda L. Spears, Mexico City, Mexico; 3 sons, Howard T. Spears and H. Keith Spears, both of Huntington and Dr. timothy Spears, Charleston; 3 stepsons, Barry A. Cottle, Madison, FL, Donald E. Cottle and Charles T. Cottle both of Huntington; one brother, James F. Spears, Fort Gay and 2 sisters, Edna Williams, Huntington and Donna Britt, Fort Gay; 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1991

STURGILL, Lonie C.
1898-1991
Lonie C. Sturgill, 92, of Blaine, died Monday, Feb 4, at Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. Mr. Sturgill was born Oct 6, 1898, in Martha, a son of the late George and Mellie Boggs Sturgill. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Feb 7, at Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Kenneth Sturgill and Rev. Buck West. Burial will be in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha. Surviving are his wife, Martha Ramey Sturgill; 2 daughters, Mrs. Peggy Davis, Columbus, OH and Mrs. Opal Williams, Baltimore, OH; one son, Marvin Sturgill, Panama City, FL; 2 brothers, Harry P. Sturgill, Martha and Gene Sturgill, Blaine; 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 6, 1991

TRIMBLE, Madge (Lawson)
1913-1991
Madge Lawson Trimble, 77, of 1107 First Circle Prospect, died Thursday, Feb 21 in Kings Daughters, Medical Center. Mrs. Trimble was born May 1, 1913, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late James Larkin and Amanda Bayes Lawson. She was a member of the Christian Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Otis Sanders and the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, James Earl Trimble; a sister, Shirley Lawson Hunt, of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were John Jarrell, David Jarrell, Mark Skean, Pierce B. Whites and William Lazear, Jr., and honorary pallbearer was Bruce Thompson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 27, 1991

VANHORN, Eva (Wheeler)
1902-1991
Eva Wheeler VanHorn, 89, 1455 Townley Drive, Lexington, wife of Galba David Van Horn, died Thursday, Jan 31 at Good Samaritan Hospital Lexington. She was a daughter of the late John Milton and Effie Greene Wheeler of Blaine, KY. She taught school in the Lawrence County School System prior to marriage on Feb 2, 1929. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb 4, at Whitehall funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, David Lee VanHorn, Lexington; a daughter, Beatrice Eva VanHorn; Bluffton, SC; 2 brothers, Rev. Kermit R. Wheeler, Mt. Dora, FL and Quentin Wheeler, Marysville, OH; one grandson, Lee Russell VanHorn, Lexington; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Feb 6, 1991

WARD, Dianna S. (Burchett)
1964-1991
Funeral services for Lawrence County native, Dianna S. Burchett Ward, 26, of Milton, WV, were conducted Feb 23 at Christ Temple Church, Huntington. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ward died Feb 21 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. She was born Apr 7, 1964, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Laura Fannin and Elmer C. Burchett. Survivors include her husband, Aubrey K. Ward, Jr., one daughter, Laura Hope Ward; and 2 sons, Nathaniel Prentice Ward and Eric Andrew Ward, all at home; 2 sisters, Evelyn Roberts of Louisa and Barbara Mansour of Chicago, IL; 3 brothers, Ralph Burchett, of Flatwoods, Dale Burchett and David Burchett both of Catlettsburg; 3 half sisters, and one half brother. Big Sandy news, Feb 27, 1991

WEBB, Clifford
1927-1991
Clifford Webb, 63, of HC 79, Louisa, died Saturday, Feb 16 in V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Mar 9, 1927 in Louisa, son of Mae Prince Webb of Louisa and the late Nolen Webb. He was a bakery engineer and a WWII Navy veteran. Funeral services will be conducted today (Feb 20) at 2 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. David Henderson. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Delores Jane Webb, Louisa; 3 daughters, Terrie Loggins and Deborah Camus, both of Tampa, FL and Lisa Webb of Jacksonville, FL;  2 sons, Clifford Webb and Ronald Webb, both of Jacksonville, FL; 2 sisters, Charlene Riggs, Nashville, TN and Linda Large of route 5 of Ashland; 3 brothers, Gary Webb of Louisa, Gerald Webb, Darlington, PA and Jack Webb of Virginia and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 20, 1991

WELLMAN, Berniece (Maynard)
1923-1991
Berniece Wellman, 67, of route 3, Louisa, died Saturday, Feb 23 at her home. Mrs. Wellman was born Oct 12, 1923 in German, KY, a daughter of the late Taulbee and Amma Setser Maynard. Her husband, Wallace Wellman, died in 1976. She was a retired nurse from the former Riverview Hospital in Louisa and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 26 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Doug Wilhite. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Laura  Vires of Catlettsburg, Elizabeth Fraley of Findlay, OH and Angie Miller of Louisa; and 3 brothers, Henry Maynard of Catlettsburg, Cain Maynard of Findlay and Lando Maynard of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1991

WHEELER, Ethel (Burchette)
1902-1991
Ethel Burchette Wheeler, 88, of Route 3, Louisa, died Friday, Feb 22 at the home of a son, Mont J. Wheeler, Jr., of route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Wheeler was born Jun 5, 1902 in Twin Branch, a daughter of the late John Boyd and Emily Berry Burchette. Her husband, Mont Wheeler, died in 1965. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 24, at the Young Funeral home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her son are 2 stepdaughters, Frances Carter of Bolts Fork and Billie Jean Massey of Macon, GA and one grandchild David Michael Wheeler. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 27, 1991

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ADAMS, Rev. Acie
1909-1991
The Rev. Acie Adams, 81, of Webbville, died Wednesday, Feb 27 at his home. Rev. Adams was born Aug 2, 1909 at Overda, a son of the late Robert L. and Sarah Evans Adams. He was a minister, farmer and construction worker. He was a member of Freedom Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be conducted Saturday, Mar 2, at Freedom Tabernacle Pentecostal Church at Webbville by the Rev. Dewey Hogston and Rev. James Justice. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Wilks Adams, a daughter, Minnie Ellen Higgins of Norton, OH; 5 sons, Rev. Henry c. Adams of Kingston, OH, Robert L. Adams of Scott Depot, WV, the Rev. Roy Thomas and the Rev. James Matthew Adams, both of Webbville, and Jolly Joe Adams of Zephryhills, FL; 2 sisters, Rosie Kempton of Kingston and Margaret Short of Lucasville, OH; a brother, Noah Adams of Kingston; 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991

BLACKBURN, Josephine (Cline)
1914-1991
Josephine Blackburn, 76, of Debord, died Thursday, mar 14, in Lexington. Mrs. Blackburn was born Dec 19, 1914 at Johns Creek, a daughter of the late Pete and Ida Cline. Her husband, Burgess Blackburn, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Inez Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Mar 17 at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez by Rev. Clyde Waller and Rev. Willie Goble. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery, Inez. Survivors include 8 sons, Ernest Blackburn, R. B. “Earl” Blackburn and Russell Blackburn, all of Debord, Glenn Blackburn and Donald Lee Blackburn both of Inez, Billy Joe Blackburn of Columbus, OH, Burgess Blackburn, Jr., of Ulysses and John Eddie Blackburn of route 5, Louisa; 4 daughters, Ida Gbole and Manetta Blackburn, both of Debord, Phyllis Preece of Louisa and Betty Chapman of Delbarton, WV; 34 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1991

COOKSEY, Eliza Jessie (Ranson)
Eliza Jessie Ranson Cooksey, 89, a retired teacher of both Lawrence and Boyd County school systems and former member of the Ashland Independent school board, died Mar 1 in her home at 2233 Bath Avenue, Ashland, after a short illness. She was a former principal at Hatcher  Elementary School of Ashland where a niece Linda E. Rice Ferguson is now principal. She taught at Charles Russell Elementary, Coles Junior High, the old Ashland high and the old Ashland Normal School in the Ashland city school system, at Edison Elementary in Boyd County. She began her teaching career at 18, the earliest age possible in 1919 in Lawrence County one room schools such as Busseyville, Trinity, Mt. Pleasant and Sand Hill. She also taught at Louisa Elementary. Mrs. Cooksey was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Ashland and had been a  Sunday school and Bible class teacher. She grew up in Myrtle Chapel Non-Denominational Church in Lawrence County where her father was a founding trustee. She was the eldest of 7 children born to the late Thad and Martha Pigg Ranson of Louisa, born on Nov 11, 1901. She completed her primary and secondary schooling at Smokey Valley and Louisa Normal School. She received her bachelors and masters degree from Marshall University. On Nov 24, 1924, she married Dennis D. Cooksey of Sand Hill in Lawrence County. They had 2 daughters. Dennis preceded her in death on Jul 28, 1984. Funeral services were held Monday, Mar 4, at the Steen Funeral Home of Ashland Chapel. Interment was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Survivors include both daughters, Thara Louise Cooksey and Betty Leah C. Irwin, both of Ashland; one grandson, Christopher Gene Irwin of Louisville, KY; one brother, Robert Daniel Ranson of Tulsa, OK; one sister, E. Elizabeth Ranson Rice of Lawrence County; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1991

DEAN, Buell “Tug”
1925-1991
Funeral services for Buell “Tug” Dean, 65, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, will be conducted Friday, Mar 8 at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial will be in Dean Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Dean died Saturday, Mar 2, in Florida. He was born May 17, 1925, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Harmon B. and Eliza Travis Dean. He was an accountant and musician and a WWII Navy veteran. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry Joseph Dean, Cocoa Beach, FL, and Buell Ray Dean, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale and one god daughter, Susanne Jones Guerrero.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991

HALL, Henry Ezra
1900-1991
Henry Ezra Hall, 91, of Blaine, died Friday, Mar 1 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Hall was born Jan 9,1 900, in Brushy, a son of the late John and Mary Chapman Hall. He was a retired carpenter. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 3 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Kenneth Tatman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Lutishie Thompson Hall; a daughter, Mary Jordan of Groveport, OH; a son, Carl Hall of Columbus, OH; a sister, Ruby Avignone of Columbus; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991

HALCOMB, Harvey
1924-1991
Funeral services for Harvey Halcomb, 67, of route 4, Louisa, will be conducted Friday, Mar 8 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by
Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial will be in Crooks Adams Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Mr. Halcomb died Monday, Mar 4 in V. A. Medical Center, Huntington following an extended illness. He was born Feb 13, 1924 in Cornettsville, KY, a son of the late French and Zola Riddle Halcomb. He was retired from the U.S. Army, a retired taxi cab driver and a WWII, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran. Surviving are 2 sons, David Halcomb and Michael Halcomb, both of route 4, Louisa; 6 sisters, Mrs. Sally McTinnie and Mrs. Ruby Parks both of Bellview, OH, Mrs. Ruth Melvin of Indiana, Hettie Halcomb and Marie Halcomb and Alma Watts, all of Cornettsville, KY; one brother, Hassel Halcomb of Bellview, OH; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991\

HAMMOND, Rose (Williamson)
1907-1991
Rose Williamson Hammond, 84, of route 5, Louisa, died Mar 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Hammond was born Feb 11, 1907, in Rockhouse, a daughter of the late Nathan Williamson and Alta James Williamson. She was preceded I death by her husband, William S. Hammond in 1963. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Eloise Derifield and Alta Mae Livesay of Grove City, OH; 2 sons, Jack Hammond of route 5, Louisa, and Joe Hammond of Marysville, OH; 2 sisters, Minnie Lois Rogers of St. Albans, WV, and Velma Hinkle of Milo; 2 brothers, Oscar Williamson of Flora, IL and Wallace Williamson of Milo; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Mar 11 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in the Hammond family cemetery route 5, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 13, 1991

HOLT, Elwanda Joy (Andrew)
1921-1991
Elwanda Joy Holt, 69, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Saturday, Mar 16, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, following a long illness. Mrs. Holt was born Aug 16, 1921, in Czar, WV, a daughter of the late George and Lovie Robinson Andrew. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Mar 19 at Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, route 2 Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Holt, Sr.; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Joy Jackson, Carroll, OK and Cindy Gale Locke, Lancaster, OH, 2 sons, Clyde Holt, Jr., Louisa and Randy Allen Holt, Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Hoy Andrew, Buchannon, WV, and Frank Andrew, Monach, PA, 4 sisters, Vera Evans, Clarksburg, WV, Norena Brown, Aurora, Co, Viola Lawrence, Uniontown, OH and Gathel Sanders, Crawford, WV and 12 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1991

KEMPTON, Rosie J. (Adams)
1914-1991
Rosie Jane Kempton, 76, of Kingston, OH died Mar 5 at her residence. She was born Dec 17, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Evans Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Kempton, 5 brothers and one sister. She was a member of the Kingston Church of Christ in Christian Union. Surviving are 3 sons, Ronald Kempton and Kenneth Kempton both of Chillicothe, and Russell Kempton of Lancaster, one brother, Noah Luther Adams of Kingston; one sister, Margaret Short of Lucasville; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Mar 8 at the Hill Funeral Home in Kingston by the Rev. Charles Kempton. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

MAXIE, Myrtle (Skaggs)
1914-1991
Myrtle Skaggs Maxie, 76, of Martha, died Saturday, Mar 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. Mrs. Maxie was born Jul 25, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Rinda Maxie Skaggs. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Mazie. Funeral services were held Monday, Mar 25 in Elizabeth Church, Martha, by John Pelphrey and Richard Barker. Burial was in Barker Cemetery, Mill Creek Road. She is survived by her husband, John William Maxie of Martha; 3 daughters, Rinda Maxie, Darlene Maxie and Ada Rose Sturgill, all of Martha; a son, Martin Maxie, Martha; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1991

MOORE, Levi
1928-1991
Levi Moore, 62, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 19 at his home. Mr. Moore was born Sep 20, 1928, in Louisa, a son of the late Harrison and Myrtle McCarty Moore. He was an employee of Price Brothers Concrete and was a member of Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church in Lockbourne, OH. The funeral was held, Friday, Mar 22 at Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church, Lockbourne, OH by Rev. Bert Miller. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Mar 22 at 2:45 at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Louisa, by Rev. Bert Miller. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ilene Estep Moore; a son: Larry D. Moore, Louisa; 8 sisters: Mrs. Pauline Hayes, Mrs. Pearlene Moore, Mrs. Belva Howard, Mrs. Ellen Marie Pack all of Louisa, Mrs. Edith Thompson, South Bloomfield, OH, Mrs. Zora Anders, Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Ethel Pack, Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Ann Ward, West Virginia; 2 brothers: Wilson Moore, Louisa and Dave Moore, New Holland, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home in Louisa and O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus, OH were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1991

PAYNE, Betty L. (Adams)
1940-1991
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Betty L. Payne, 50, of Mays Lick, KY, were conducted Mar 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jimmy May. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Payne died Mar 5 following an extended illness. She was born Oct 28,1 940, at Adams, daughter of Elbert and Thelma J. Payne Adams of Mays Lick, KY. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 daughters, Darlene Kay Lykins of Johnson City, TN and Thelma Marie Sorgenor of Pennsylvania; 2 sons, John Robert Lykins and Gary Dale Lykins both of Johnson City, TN; 3 sisters, Dorothy Hayes of Jonesboro, TN, Joyce Priode, Louisa, and Bertha Prince of Adams; 5 brothers, Jonas J. Adams, Maysville, KY, Fred N. Adams, Columbus, OH, James E. Adams, Flemingsburg, KY, Ronald Gene Adams, Webbville and Donald D. Adams, Louisa, 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

PERKINS, James Arthur
Webbville native James Arthur Perkins, 63, of Orient, OH, died Tuesday, Mar 12 at his home suddenly. He was the eldest son of the late John and Flora Berry Perkins of Webbville. Mr. Perkins was a retired carpenter with the company, Cardinal, Inc. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Mar 15 at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, Grove City, OH by Bro. Arthur Muncy and Bro. Danny Ratliff. Interment was in Beckette Cemetery at Commercial Point, OH. Surviving are his wife, Carol Perkins, daughter, Flora Kay Brady; 2 grandchildren, Larri Kay Brady and John Arthur Brady; 2 step children, George H. Simpkins and Charlotte Simpkins all of Orient, OH; 5 brothers, Wayne Perkins, Paul Perkins, and Melvin Perkins, all of Webbville, Roger Perkins of Rush, and Leroy Perkins of Laurelville, OH; 4 sisters, Marie Blythe and Pauline Morgan of Columbus, Opal Ratliff of Ashville, OH and Dorothy Corner of Orient; 4 step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1991

RATCLIFF, Elizabeth (Burchett)
1910-1991
Elizabeth Ratcliff, 80, of Circleville, OH, died Sunday, Mar 10 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Ratcliff was born Oct 15, 1910 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Martha Adkins Burchett. She was a member of the Peoples Faith Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert William Ratcliff in 1987. She is survived by 2 daughters, Opal Draise and Sharon Vickroy, both of Circleville; a son, Glenn E. Ratcliff, of Mansfield, OH; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Mar 13 at Peoples Faith Chapel Church. Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery, Circleville. Wellman Funeral Homes, Inc. of Circleville are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

RISSMILLER, Laura Mae (Patton)
1920-1991
Funeral services for Louisa native, Laura Mae Patton Rissmiller, 70, of New Palestine, IN, were conducted Friday, Mar 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Rissmiller, died Tuesday, Mar 12 in Community East Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, following an extended illness. She was born Dec 4, 1920 in Lousia, a daughter of the late Lon and Mint Dills Patton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Rissmiller, who died in 1990. She was of the Christian faith. Surviving are 3 sons: Robert Rissmiller, Dayton, OH, Charles Rissmiller, Noblesville, IN, David Rissmiller, Muncie, IN; 7 sisters: Mrs. Mary Moore, Nancy Lemaster, Susie Patton all of Louisa, Joann Wright, Houston, TX, Betty Cooper, Lebanon, OH, Dorothy Speakman, Plain City, OH, Carol Johnson, Detroit, MI; 3 brothers: John Tom Patton, Dayton, OH, Bobby Patton, Chesapeake, VA, Lonnie Patton, Louisa; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1991

SCHEETZ, Lola M. (Collier)
1924-1991
Mrs. Lola M. Scheetz, 66, of Yountstown, died Mar 9 in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center. Mrs. Scheetz was a born Sep 26, 1924 in Louisa, a daughter of Miniard and Nora Lewis Collier. She worked as a food preparer at Mahoning County Development and was a waitress for many years. She was a member of the Eagles. Preceded in death were her husband, Donald L. Scheetz, whom she married Apr 12, 1947, died in 1978; 2 brothers, Malcolm and Nolen Collier and her aunt and uncle Rev. and Mrs. Felix Skaggs. Surviving are 2 sons, Donald K.Scheetz of Youngstown and Mark D. Scheetz, at home, cousins, Mack and Marie Preece of Louisa; Funeral services were held Mar 12 at Higgins Funeral Home, Austintown, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

SHANK, Hattie (Thompson)
1902-1991
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Thompson Shank, 88, of 403 Franklin Street, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Mar 5 at First United Methodist Church, Louisa, by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Shank died Saturday, Mar 2 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Nov 17, 1902 in Louisa, a daughter of the late David L. and Samantha Blackburn Thompson. She was a retired teacher from the Lawrence County Schools and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, Carmel Shank, died in 1972. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Thompson and Mrs. Jean Patton, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Grace Kinner, Ashland, 2 nieces, Sally Davis, Frankfort, and Libby Ann Poindexter, Huntington; one nephew, Dave Kinner, Louisa. Pallbearers were Bill Copley, Dan Vansickle, Dale Smith, Dave Kinner, Bennie Atkinson, Randel Carter, Jerry Dotson, Bob Simposn and John Clayton. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991

SPRADLIN, Danny K.
1948-1991\
Danny K. Spradlin, 42, of Chattanooga, TN, formerly of Ironton, OH died Wednesday, Feb 27 at his home. Mr. Spradlin was born Mar 10, 1948 in Ironton, a son of Betty Murphy Spradlin of Ashland and the late Elliott Spradlin. He was a truck driver and a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 2 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Johnny Lennard. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, sue Rice Spradlin, 4 daughters, Kimberly Dawn Warmack and Joy Danielle Freeman both of Gatesville, TX, Jan Reed of Chattanooga and Kym Reed of Oak Ridge, TN; 2 sons, Danny Reed of Oak Ridge and Bill Reed of Chattanooga; 2 sisters, Brenda Lou Numbley and Linda Sue Carlton, both of Ashland; a brother, David Ray Spradlin of Ashland and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 6, 1991

THOMPSON, Charles H.
1932-1991
Funeral services for Louisa native Charles H. Thompson, 59, of Columbus, OH, will be conducted today, Mar 20, at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, route 1, Louisa, by Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Thompson died Saturday, Mar 16 at home, following an extended illness. He was born Feb 22, 1932 in Louisa, a son of Hercel and Nora Estep Thompson of Columbus, OH. He was a welder for C.V.I. Co., in Columbus and a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Barbara Moore Thompson, Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Connie Thompson and Robin McGee, both of Columbus; 4 sons, Danny Thompson, Louisa, Doug Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, and Jeff Thompson, all of Columbus; 4 sisters, Nora Ruth Ross, Blaine, Betty Wellman and Patty Jane Gussler both of Columbus, and Delores Goble, Inez; 3 brothers, L. C. Thompson, South Bloomfield, OH, Bob Thompson of Columbus and Maxwell Thompson, Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 20, 1991

WHEELER, George
1905-1991
George W. Wheeler, 85, of Blaine, died Mar 7 at his home. Mr. Wheeler was born Oct 10, 1905, at Blaine, a son of the late Isaac G. and Rutha Skaggs Wheeler. He was a retired employee of Armco Steel Co. and a member of Old Hoods Fork United Baptist church since 1924. Surviving are 5 sons: David G. Wheeler, Dayton, OH, Lowell E. Wheeler, Blaine, Danny O. Wheeler, Ashland, Ray Wheeler, Winchester, KY, Claude Wheeler, Kimper, KY; 4 daughters: Mildred McIntyre, Bethel, OH, Fay Kelley and Trinnie Wheeler both of Blaine, Sharon Parker, Harold, KY; 2 brothers: Espy Wheeler, Catlettsburg, KY and Eskie Wheeler, Raceland, KY; 16 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

WILHITE, Jessie V. (Bevins)
1920-1991
Jessie V. Wilhite, 70, of Fort Gay, WV, died Mar 8 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Wilhite was born Apr 19, 1920 in Wise, VA, a daughter of the late John W. and Ella Belle Wolf Bevins. Her husband, Floyd Edward Wilhite died in 1968. She was a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. Surviving are 4 sons, the Rev. Douglas Wilhite of Fort Gay, Larry Wilhite of Conroe, TX, Winford Wilhite of Winston-Salem, NC, and Irvin Wilhite of Clemmons, NC; 2 daughters, Barbara Brewton of Aumsville, OR and Carol Anders of Winston-Salem, NC, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Mar 12 at the Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Rural Hall, NC. Burial was in Mountainview Baptist Church Cemetery, in King, NC. Young Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 13, 1991

WILKS, James Kenneth
1945-1991
Funeral services for James Kenneth Wilks, 45, of Ashville, OH, were conducted Friday, Mar 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by Rev. Jake McCoy and Rev. Danny Wilks. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery route 1, Webbville. Mr. Wilks died Monday, Mar 18 at home, following a sudden illness. He was born Oct 15, 1945, in Ashland, a son of Dan Wilks of route 1, Webbville and the late Georgia Bishop Wilks. He was an employee of the Kroger Bakery. Surviving in addition to his father and his wife, Virginia Chaffin Wilks, Ashville, OH; 2 sons, James Daniel Wilks and Stanley Michael Wilks, both of Ashville; 5 sisters, Mrs. Kennith Sanson and Mrs. Cecil Fridley both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles Williams, Ashland, Mrs. William Beach, Nappanase, IN, Mrs. Eugene Johnson, Grayson; 5 brothers, Phillip Wilks, Herbert Wilks, Lesley Wilks, and Harvey Wilks all of route 1, Webbville and Paul Wilks, Columbus, OH; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 27, 1991

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AILIFF, Ray
1907-1991
Ray Ailiff, 83, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Apr 8, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, after a short illness. Mr. Ailiff was born Jul 12, 1907, in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Henry and Ada Taylor Ailiff. He owned and operated several businesses. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member and trustee of the Tabors Creek  Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted today, Apr 10, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Denny Brown. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a stepson, Dan Watts of Fort Gay; one sister, Garnette St. Clair of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Frank Ailiff and William Ailiff, both of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1991

BALL, Clement E.
1918-1991
Clement E. Ball, 73, of St. Albans, VA, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 8 in St. Albans. Mr. Ball was born Feb 15, 1918 in Yatesville, a son of the late Blaine and Martha Short Ball. He was a retired chemical operator with Union Carbide in Charleston, WV, and a self-employed television technician. He was a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 12 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lois R. Roberts Ball; 3 daughters: Miss Judith Ball, Oak Park, IL, Mrs. Annabelle Cunningham, Lewisburg, WV, Miss Susan Ball, St. Albans, WV; a son: John Ball, St. Albans; 3 sisters: Thelma Roberts and Jacqueline Ball both of Louisa, Mrs. Jane Ball Woods, Grayson, KY; 3 brothers: Daniel Ball and Blaine Ball both of Louisa, William Ball, Xenia, OH; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 17,1991

BELL, Fay L.
1919-1991
Funeral services for Fay L. Bell, 72, of Vienna, VA, were conducted Sunday, Apr 7 at Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bell died Wednesday, Mar 27 in Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. She was born Mar 17, 1919 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Willie Lyon. She was a registered nurse, a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington and a member of the Army-Navy Country Club. Survivors include her husband, James W. Bell, 2 daughters, Patricia Davidson, Dallas, TX and Doshia Bell, Irvine, CA; one son, James Roy Bell, Annandale, VA; 3 sisters, Cleo Roberts, Lexington, IN, Mary Jo Martin, Louisville and Francis Lyons, Bethlehem, KY, mother in law, Doshia Kouns of Louisa and sister in law, Bobbie Hall of Louisa. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

CASTLE, Edgar
1908-1991
Edgar Castle, 82, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 6, at his home. Mr. Castle was born Sep 17, 1908, in Charley, a son of the late Benjamin and Martha Castle. He was a retired carpenter. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 9, a the Charley Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Childers and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ina Davis Castle, 2 daughters: Mrs. Eva Mae Newsome, route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Edna Sue Lyons, Lowmansville, KY; 3 sons: Billy Ray Young, Brushy, KY, Carl Castle, Groveport, OH and Bobby Castle, route 1, Louisa; 3 step daughters: Elaine Castle, Printer, KY, Juanita Foley, Coca Beach, FL, Joanne McCarty, Columbus, OH; a stepson: Virgil Carico Newberry, SC; 14 grandchildren, several step grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1991

CLEVENGER, Evell M. (Ball)
1912-1991
Funeral services for Evell M. Clevenger, 310 Robinson Street, Louisa, will be conducted today, Apr 10 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Clevenger Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Mrs. Clevenger died Monday, Apr 8, at home. She was born Aug 29, 1912, at Gladys, KY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Martha Webb Ball. Her husband, Landon Clevenger, died in 1979. Survivors include 2 daughters, Joy Hillman of Louisa and Mrs. Floyd (Frieda) Petry, Galena, OH; one sister, Edgell Hammond, Louisa; 2 brothers, Bill L. Ball, Lake Panasoffkee, FL and Edison B. Ball, Columbus, OH; 6 grandsons and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 10, 1991

COLLEY, Virginia Alyce (Dempsey)
Funeral services for Virginia Alyce Dempsey Colley, 72, of Gene Wilson Blvd., Louisa, were conducted Friday, Apr 12 at Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Dempsey Cemetery, Warfield, KY. Mrs. Colley died Tuesday, Apr 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. She was born Jan 31, 1919 in Inez, a daughter of the late Lewis A. (Buck) and Mary Jane Watterson Dempsey. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church, Ashland and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1976. Her husband, Clifford Colley died in 1971. Survivors include 2 daughters, Marsha G. Carter, Louisa, and Mary Jane Colley, Davenport, IA; 3 sons, Daniel Lewis Wells, Nicholsville, KY, Jack S. Colley, Louisville, KY and Mike Colley, Lakewood, CA; one sister, Mary Ann Borders, Ashland, one brother, Jack Dempsey of Ashland and 5 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

COPLEY, Nancy (Evans)
1900-1991
Nancy E. Copley, 91, of Columbus, formerly of Webb, WV, died Sunday, Mar 31 at Columbus West Park Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born Jan 29, 1900, in Crum, WV, daughter of the late Walter and Bertha Pack Evans. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, William Stanley Copley, died in 1978. Funeral services will be conducted today, Apr 3, at 11 a.m. at Webb Community Church, Webb, WV by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Copley cemetery, Webb. Survivors include 6 daughters, Hazel Stacy, Crum, WV, Bertha Salmons and Romaine Sammons, both of Fort Gay, Cena May Pridemore, Opal Crum, and Marie Andrews, all of Columbus, OH, 3 sons, Garland Copley and Walter Copley, both of Columbus, and Harless Copley of Brighton, MI; one sister, Elva Dillon, Kenova, WV; 2 brothers, Ernest Evans and Orville Evans, both of Waverly, OH; 50 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

FITCH, Elsie (Chaffin)
1917-1991
Funeral services for Elsie Fitch, 73, of Louisa, will be conducted today, Apr 3 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, Richardson. Mrs. Fitch died Sunday, Mar 31 at her home. She was born Dec 23, 1917, in Martin County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Liza Jane Dalton Chaffin. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are 7 daughters: Maddalene Bowen, Job, KY, Anna Mae Blevins, Columbus, OH, Eva N. Bowen, Louisa, Nedra J. Waddle, South Carolina, Nora J. Maynard, Florida, Patricia Boyd, Flatwoods, KY, Gwendolyn McKenzie, Louisa; 2 sons: Asher J. Fitch, Louisa, Thomas D. Fitch, Louisa; a sister: Hazel Bowen, Inez, KY, a brother: Wade Chaffin, London, KY; 33 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

FRAZIER, George Bayne
1920-1991
George Bayne Frazier, 70, of 3244 Shopes Creek Road, Catlettsburg, formerly of Clifford, died Thursday Mar 28 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center. Mr. Frazier was born Dec 20, 1920, at Clifford, a son of the late James A. and Mary Hitchcock Frazier. He was a retired operator of Armco Steel Co., a member of Rockdale Freewill Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II.  The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 30, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mae Workman Frazier; a son, Larry Frazier of Ashland, a daughter , Janice Earl of Catlettsburg; 4 stepdaughters, Lucille Yong and Bessie Moore, both of Louisa, Gail Dixon of Flatwoods and Jo Ann Leget of Prestonsburg, a stepson, Garland Workman of Duluth, MN; 2 brothers, Emery Frazier of Louisa and James Frazier, Jr. of Ashland and 18 grandchildren, Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

HARDWICK, Luther
1896-1991
Luther Hardwick, 94, Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Apr 20 at Mansfield General Hospital. Mr. Hardwick was born May 19, 1896, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Jim and Georgia Hardwick. He was a retired sawmill worker, a member of the First Church of God and a WWII Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Pratt Hardwick. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Apr 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jack See. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Survivors include one son, Raymond Hardwick of Mansfield, OH; one grandson, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

HUGHES, Mitchell
1914-1991
Mitchell Hughes, 77, of Busseyville, died Wednesday, Mar 27, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Hughes was born Jan 9, 1914, in Busseyville, a son of the late David and Emma Curnutte Hughes. He was a coal miner and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Piedmont, OH. His wife, Irene Cooper Hughes, died in 1984. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Mar 30 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mexia Hughes, Mrs. Myrtle Meeks, and Mrs. Margie Pickrell, all of route 1, Louisa; and Mrs. Madge Bays, Springfield, OH; 2 brothers, Monroe Hughes, route 1, Louisa, and Merle Hughes, Tampa, FL; 21 nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

MARCUM, Ella Francis (Jobe)
Mrs. Ella Francis Marcum, 92, of Huntington, WV, died Sunday, Apr 7, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Marcum was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jobe of Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Wilburn Marcum. She was a former school teacher. The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 today, Apr 10, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 4 daughters, Clara Jo Simmons and Wilma Lee Robertson both of Huntington and Nancy Plant and Sally Brooks, both of Houston, TX; 4 sons, Kenneth Marcum of DeLand, FL, Edward Marcum of Huntington, David H. Marcum of New York City, NY and Stephen Marcum of Catlettsburg; 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1991

MAYS, George L.
1919-1991
The Rev. George L. Mays, 71, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 18, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Rev. Mays was born Jun 11, 1919 in Breathitt County, a son of the late George Lee Sr. and Betty Trent Mays. His wife, Edna Earl Rice Mays, died in 1990. He was a retired minister and owner-operator of Louisa NAPA Auto Parts. He was a member of the Louisa Christian Church and the Rotary Club. The funeral was conducted Apr 20 at Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Thomas Sutherland of Lexington and Polly Stephens of Louisville; a brother, P. Edward Mays of Louisville; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

MOORE, Bertha (Moore)
1908-1991
Funeral services for Bertha Moore, 82, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Apr 2, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Danny Saul. Burial was in Moore family cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Mrs. Moore died Sunday, Mar 31, at home following an extended illness. She was born Oct 8, 1908, in Mattie, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Trennie Berry Moore. She was a member of the Mattie Methodist church. Survivors include her husband, Clyde h. Moore, route 3, Louisa, 6 daughters, Pauline Hayes, Ruth Yenichek and Patty Hall, all of Columbus, OH, Verlena Pack, Janet Fraley ,and Norma Scarberry all of Louisa, 3 sons, Vincent Moore, Groveport, OH, Don Moore and Eddie Moore, both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Madge Lester of Ashland, Iva Moore and Opal Elliott, both of Columbus, OH; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

PACK, John Sherman
1930-1991
Funeral services for John Sherman Pack, 60, of route 1, Fort Gay, will be conducted today, Apr 17, at 2 at Smith Chapel by Rev. Noah Robertson and Charles Thompson. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Mr. Pack died Sunday, Apr 14, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. He was born May 24, 1930 in Louisa, a son of the late Emory and Oma Spurlock Pack. He was a construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Irene Thompson; 5 daughters, Oma Thompson, Mae Belle Mullett, Orpha Marie Mounts, Monnie Francis Pack, and Lorna Osborne, all of Fort Gay; 6 sons, Sherman Fredrick Pack, Louis Pack, Ricky Lynn Pack and Vernon Pack, all of Fort Gay, Pete Pack, Mansfield, OH and Ronnie Wilburn Pack of New Port News, VA; one brother, Jenning Pack Dunlow, WV; one sister, Ruth Wilcox, Columbus, OH and 16 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 17,1991

PARSONS, Afy Lee (McKinster)
1898-1991
Afy Lee McKinster Parsons, 93, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Apr 6. Mrs. Parsons was born Feb 7, 1898, in Ledocio, a daughter of the late Jesse and Nannie Tomlin McKinster. Her husband, C. C. Parsons, died in 1982. She was a retired teacher from the Wayne and Lincoln County, WV school systems and a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 8, at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Aubry Lester. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park at Huntington, WV. Surviving are 2 sisters, Grace L. Perry of Fort Gay and Agloise Littleton of Kansas City, MO and  brothers, Rev. Frank McKinster of Fort Gay and R. McDonald McKinster of Cleveland, MO. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 10, 1991

PERRY, Hester (Meade)
1915-1991
Hester Meade Perry, 75, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Mar 31, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. Mrs. Perry was born Sep 12, 1915, in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Luther and Mary Wilson Meade. She was a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Mack Homer Perry, died in 1978. Funeral services will be conducted today, Apr 3, at 1 p.m. at Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church, route 5, Louisa, by Elder Leonard Napier, Elder Paul Vance, Elder Kelly Castle, Elder Virgil Fields, Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, Ann Thornsbury of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Ray Perry and Carl Perry, both of Parkersburg, WV; and Clifford Perry, Medina, OH;  one sister, Mrs. Gussie Ferguson, Wayne, WV; 2 brothers, LeRoy Meade, Columbus, OH; and Charles Wilson Meade, Huntington, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

SEE, Norcie Thelma (Martin)
1917-1991
Norcie Thelma See, 73, of Waynesboro, VA, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 18 in Liberty House Nursing Home in Waynesboro. Mrs. See was born Apr 29, 1917, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Harry Melvin and Elizabeth Saulsbury Martin. Her husband, Grover Lee See died in 1975. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Apr 20, at the Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Surviving are a son, Rodney Lee See of Memphis, TN and a daughter, Elizabeth Armstrong of Waynesboro. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

SHORT, Beckham Leon
1924-1991
Funeral services for Louisa native Beckham Leon Short, 67, of Chesterton, IN, will be conducted at 11 Thursday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Short died Saturday, Apr 6, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Chesterton, IN following a long illness. He was born Oct 19,1 924 in Louisa, a son of the late Ira F. and Leva Lee Rice Short. He was a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Meek Short, Chesterton, IN, 2 sons, Jerry Lee Short and David Leon Short both of Chesterton. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 10, 1991

SPENCE, Clyde J.
1909-1991
Clyde J. Spence, 82, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Spence was born Jan 21, 1909 in Martin County. He was a retired miner, a member of the Church of Christ and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 12, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton and the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maynor, WV. Surviving are his wife, Verna M. Short Spence; a stepdaughter, Pam Hardman of Dayton, OH, a stepson, Roger Davidson of Louisa; a sister, Garnet Scalf of Cincinnati, OH and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1991

STEPHENS, William “Bill”
Funeral services for William “Bill” Stephens, 89, of HC 79, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Apr 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Cemetery, Ivel, KY.  Mr. Stephens died Thursday, Apr 11, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a sudden illness He was born Jul 13, 1901 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Andrew and Rebecca Cornett Stephens. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Chinia D. Stephens, Louisa; 5 daughters, Imogene Senters, Dundee, IA, Helene Banthan, Durham, NC, Betty S. Riddle, Catlettsburg, Shirley Helton, Salt Lick, KY and Jennifer Sue Stephens, at home; 3 sons, Everett Stephens, Cleveland, OH, Glenn Stephens, Michigan, Billy Dave Stephens, of Hillsboro, KY; one brother, Dave Stephens of Florida; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 17, 1991

UMSTOT, John Ernest
1907-1991
Funeral services for John Ernest Umstot, 84, of Glenhayes, WV, will be conducted Thursday, Apr 25 at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Garden. Mr. Umstot died Monday, Apr 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Feb 7, 1907, in Keyser, WV, a son of the late John ans Saloma Whipp Umstot. He was an oilfield worker for Altier Brothers, Corning, OH and a member of the Porterville Methodist Church, Porterville, OH. Surviving are his wife, Vada Watkins Umstot; 2 daughters, Dorotha Walker, Glenhayes, and Eloise Noll, Wildwood, FL; 2 sons, Rickie Strawser of Louisa and Charles Strawser, Rowlesburg, WV; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 24, 1991

VANHOOSE, Flemia (Melvin)
1911-1991
Flemia Melvin VanHoose died Saturday, April 6 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. VanHoose was born in Paintsville, the daughter of John Melvin and Ida Stafford Melvin. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and a former member of the Louisa City Council. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar W. (Tootie) VanHoose. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and a former city council member. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 8 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Surviving are three sons, James L. of Louisa, Ed (Teenie) of Ashland, and Albert J. of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 10, 1991

WEBB, Betty Joyce (Cyrus)
Betty Joyce Cyrus Webb, 52, of Lorain, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, passed away Apr 10 at her home. She was born in Louisa, a daughter of Mrs. Rilda Collins of Fort Gay. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Collins and Ted Cyrus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Apr 13 at the Resthaven Memory Gardens Chapel in Avon, OH. Burial followed in the Resthaven Memory Gardens. Surviving are her mother; 2 sons, Robert Webb serving with the Air Force at Whiteman Air Force Base, MO and James Webb serving with the Air Force at Ramstien Air Force Base, Germany; one daughter, Mrs. Melissa Driver of Elyria, OH; 2 sisters, Faye Michael of Port Richey, FL and Ruth Maynard of route 5, Louisa; one brother, Robert Collins of Fort Gay; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Louise Conley and Mrs. Ruby Bunn, of Columbus, OH; 3 half brothers, Jimmy and Junior Cyrus of Columbus, OH and Gene Cyrus of Paintsville; 4 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

WEBB, Edward F.
1924-1991
Edward F. Webb, 66, of route 5, Louisa, died Mar 29 at home following a long illness. Mr. Webb was born Aug 12, 1924, in Johnson County, a son of the late Edward and Mahalia Burchwell Webb. He was retired from Martin County Coal Corporation, a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge 985, member of the First Church of God, Paintsville and a veteran of WWII and U. S. Army Air Corp. Surviving are his wife, Delphia Ernestine Coleman Webb; two sons, David and Rick Webb, both of Louisa; a daughter, Edith Davis of West Van Lear; and two grandchildren, David Webb and Laura Beth Webb, several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are incomplete and under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Apr 3, 1991

WELLS, Virginia Irene (Ward)
Mrs. Virginia Irene Wells, 79, of Frametown, Braxton County, WV, formerly of Blaine, died Apr 6 in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV after a long illness. She was a Protestant and a retired restaurant employee. Funeral services were conducted at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was Tuesday, Apr 9, in Wheeler Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are 2 sons, James Clifton of Sheffield Lake, OH and Charles Elmo of Lorain, OH; 2 daughters, Mary Ilene DiFrancisco of Marengo, OH and Betty M. Frame of Frametown; 4 brothers, Samuel Ward, Daniel Ward, and Paul Ward, all of Mansfield, OH and Kenneth Ward of Saltlick, WV, near Logan; 3 sisters, Reba White of Atlanta, Jane Powunavac of Lawson and Sharon McDonald of Saltlick; 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Apr 17, 1991

WORKMAN, Roma
1910-1991
Roma Workman, 80, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 18, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Workman was born Jun 29,1910 at Morgans Creek, son of the late George and Matilda Hughes Workman. He was a retired farmer and blacksmith and a member of Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He resided with his sister Opal Wedemeyer at Mel-O-De Mountain Campground. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 21, by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Bobby Workman at Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Laura Mae Adkins of Louisa and Beulah Hardin of Ulysses; 2 sisters, Edna Leitwein of Reynoldsburg, OH and Opal Wedemeyer of Louisa; 2 brothers, Arnold Workman and Frank Workman, both of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 24, 1991

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CASTLE, Florence (Skaggs)
1909-1991
Florence Castle, 82, of Versailles, formerly of Blaine, died Tuesday, May 28 at Woolford Memorial Hospital of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Luther Castle. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1991

CHAPMAN, James Homer
1911-1991
Funeral services for Lawrence County native James Homer Chapman, 79, of McKinney, TX, a former resident of Mechanicsburg, for 42 years, were held May 7 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, McKinney, TX with the Rev. Jolly F. terry and Paul Wyatt officiating. Burial was in the Ridgeview Memorial Park. Mr. Chapman was born in Lawrence County on Aug 27, 1911, the son of the late John S. and Myrtle Preston Chapman. He married Wauleka Virginia Shannon on Aug 27, 1940 at Louisa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wauleka and a son, Jim. Surviving are a son, C. H. Chapman of Anna, TX; a  daughter, Peggy Overfield of McKinney; 2 brothers, Kenneth Chapman and Garlanda Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH; 3 sisters, Gertrude Keaton of Blaine, Dimple Holt Kamp of Springfield, OH and Christine VanHoose of Mutual, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1991

CLEMENTS, Harvey E.
Funeral services for Harvey E. Clements, 74, of Fort Gay will be conducted today, May 1, at Rutherford-Corbin Chapel, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH. Interment will be in Jerome Township Cemetery, Jerome, OH. Mr. Clements died Saturday, Apr 27 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was retired from the C & O Railroad. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leddie B. Clements. Surviving are his wife, Janie Clements, Fort Gay; 2 sons, Harvey W. Clements, Fulton, MS, and Paul L. Clements, Ostrander, OH; stepchildren, Danny Winnfield, Francis, Gay Ball and Alma Sadler; 3 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, May 1, 1991

CRANK, Charles Theodore
1905-1991
Charles Theodore Crank, 85, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, May 23, in Humana hospital-Louisa. Mr. Crank was born Nov 14, 1905 in Olive Hill, a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Margaret Crank. His wife, Maggie Crank, died in 1989. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 25, at Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial was in Branham Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters, Juanita Cremeans of South Point, OH, Maxine Thompson of Stafford, VA, Deloris Maynard of Jacksonville, FL, and Rachel Harvey of Branchland, WV; 2 sons, Berkley Charles Crank of Jacksonville and Bill Crank of Fort Gay; a sister, 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Hoe was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1991

DEVANEY, Charles Edward, Sr.
1937-1991
Funeral services for Charles Edward Devaney, Sr., 54, of Fort Gay, were conducted Saturday, May 4 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mack Featheroff. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mr. Devaney died Wednesday, May 1, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Apr 4, 1937, in Branchland, WV, a son of the late Thomas B. and Edna E. Lewis Devaney. He was a carpenter and a member of the Big Hurricane Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rose Mary Devaney of Fort Gay; 3 daughters, Edna Vanhorn and Angela Estep, both of Ashland, and Debra L. Wellman, Fort Gay; 3 sons, Timothy Devaney, Ashland, Charles Edward Devaney Jr., and Thomas P. Devaney, both of Fort Gay; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Offil, Brunswick, OH; 7 brothers, Thomas Earl Devaney, Ft. Pierce, FL, Dale S. Devaney, Fort Gay, Marvin L. Devaney, Niles, OH, Danny Lee Devaney, Jerry Mike Devaney and Eddie Devaney, all of Ashland and Bobby Devaney, Medina, OH and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8,1991

FERGUSON, Neva (Kelley)
Neva Ferguson, 80, of Westerville, OH, died Saturday, May 18, at home. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Emory Ferguson and son, Junior Ferguson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 21 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Westerville by Rev. Delmar Sparks and Rev. Douglas Worley. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Frank Ferguson, Raleigh, NC; 2 daughters, Inez Roberts, Gahanna, OH and Anna Lee Sparks, Westerville; 3 sisters, Elsie Collier, Louisa, Ella Pelphrey, Martha and Olga Ferguson, Xenia, OH; one brother, Hurston Kelley, Louisa, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, May 29, 1991

HAMMOND, James
1903-1991
James Hammond, 88, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, May 7 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Hammond was born Mar 16, 1903, in Rockcastle, a son of the late Harry and Margaret Clay Hammond. He was a retired employee of Red Jacket Coal Company and Northern Lights Lanes. He was a member of Matewan Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 9 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa by the Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Minnie E. Turner Hammond; 4 daughters: Mrs. Laura Chapman and Mrs. Geneva Marcum both of Columbus, OH, Wilma Hammond, Indianapolis, IN and Dorothy Ramona Hammond, Fort Gay, WV; 6 sons: Turner Hammond, Delbert Hammond, Ernest Hammond, all of Columbus, Charles Hammond, Junction City, OH, Larry Hammond, Utica, OH, Rev. Lee Hammond, Parkersburg, WV, a brother: Dee Hammond, Newtown, WV, 29 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

HILL, Peggy (Dorton)
1900-1991
Funeral services for Peggy Dorton Hill, 91, of Jackson, KY, formerly of Blaine, will be conducted today (May 15) at 2 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Hoe by Ellis Hamilton of Paintsville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. Hill died Monday, May 13, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. She was born Apr 8, 1900, in Morgan County, KY, a daughter of the late William H. and Sarah Fletcher Dorton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hill, and a stepson, H. Volnie Hill. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, Relief, KY. Survivors include 2 daughters, Guinola Burton of Louisa and Josephine Osborn of Jackson; 3 grandsons, John L. Burton, Jr. and Joseph Burton both of Louisa and Jack Hill, Ashland; several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

HINKLE, Jay P. Jr.
1936-1991
Funeral services for Jay P. Hinkle, Jr., 54, of Spring Hill, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, May 7, at the Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hinkle, died Saturday, May 4, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. He was born Sep 9, 1936, in Louisa, a son of Abbie Hinkle of Louisa and the late Jay P. Hinkle, Sr. He was a retired motel and restaurant operator and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 aunts. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1991

HOLBROOK, Ray
1922-1991
Webbville native Ray Holbrook, 68, of Wethersfield, CT, died Wednesday, May 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a sudden illness. Mr. Holbrook was born Nov 16, 1922 in Webbville, a son of the late William L. and Maude Diamond Holbrook. He was a self-employed retiree and a WWII veteran. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 3 at Young Funeral Home  Chapel by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline McMann Holbrook; one daughter, Frances Holbrook, Waterbury, CT; one son, Raymond S. Holbrook, Bloomfield, CT; 2 sisters, Pauline T. Patton and Faye Norman both of Columbus, OH; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8,1 991

HONEYCUTT, Chalmer G.
1941-1991
Chalmer G. Honeycutt, 49, of Blaine, died Saturday, May 4 in Paul B. Hall Medical center in Paintsville. Mr. Honeycutt was born May 8, 1941 in Johnson County, a son of the late Johnny and Angeline Webb Honeycutt. He was a retired laborer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Steve Rose, minister. Burial was in Perry Cemetery in Rockcastle. Surviving are his wife, Mary Litton Honeycutt, a daughter, Rhonda Honeycutt of Fairborn, OH; a brother, Robert Honeycutt of Martha and 2 sisters, Margaret Craft and Elsie Fitch, both of Meally. Big Sandy News, May 8,1991

ISAAC, Mart
1903-1991
Funeral services for Mart Isaac, 87, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Lloyd Jordan. Burial will be in Isaac Cemetery. Mr. Isaac died Monday, May 20, in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. He was born Jun 11, 1903 in Louisa, a son of the late Mart and Nancy Jane Compton Isaac. His wife, Mary Ellen Castle, die din 1955. He was a coal miner. Surviving are 2 daughters,  Nellie Prunier, Dayton, OH, Stella Maley, Bellbrook, OH, 6 sons: Jack Isaac, Louisa, Wetzel Isaac and Bud Isaac, both of Moraine, OH, Elmer Isaac, Miamisburg, OH, Bill Isaac, Locust Grove, OH, Homer Isaac, Waynesville, O; a sister: Emma Lee Roberts, route 3 Louisa, 2 brothers: Gallie Isaac, and Thomas Isaac both of route 1, Louisa; 35 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1991

JOBE, Ricky D.
1963-1991
Ricky D. Jobe, 27, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Webbville, died Friday, May 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Jobe was born Aug 25, 1963, in Louisa, a son of Wanda Triplett Thompson of Louisa and the late William Hersel Jobe. He was a press operator with Dayton-Rogers in Ohio. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 6, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Dewey Hogston. Burial was in Triplett Cemetery in Webbville. Additional survivors include his wife, Kimberly Anne Jobe; his stepfather, Charles Thompson of Louisa; a son, Ricky D. Jobe, II at home; a sister, Michelle Thompson of Louisa; a brother, Hershel Dale Jobe of Webbville; 2 stepsisters, Folneate Welch of Blasston, IN and Vivian Bailey of Circleville, OH; a stepbrother, Charles Thompson of St. Cloud, FL; maternal grandmother, Fannie Triplett of Webbville; and paternal grandmother, Myrtie Jobe of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8,1991

KEARNS, Nancy (Vinson)
1913-1991
Nancy Vinson Kearns, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, May 6, at her home. Mrs. Kearns was born May 19, 1913, I Louisa, a daughter of the late Edd and Emma Adkins Vinson. She was a retired teacher. She was a member of the Lawrence county Retired Teachers Association, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Louisa united Methodist church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 9, at Louisa United Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Henry Kearns a son, Eddie Scott Kearns of Scottsdale, AZ, a daughter, Ann Chatfield, of Louisa; a grandchild, and 2 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1991

RAINES, Mary (Fulks)
1904-1991
Mary Raines, 86, of 8711 Vancouver Street, Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Apr 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Raines was born Sep 11, 1904 in Proctorville, OH, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Myrtle Guthrie Fulks. She was a 1924 graduate of Huntington High school and attended Marshall College. She taught in the Wayne County school system and was a 64 years member of the Louisa Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Raines. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, May 4, at Rome (Ohio) Cemetery by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Surviving are one daughter, Ann Ruth Tucker of Ashland; 2 sons, John W. Raines of Long Beach, CA and Guthrie B. Raines of Huntington; one grandson, George L. Tucker of Ashland; one sister, Katie Frances Wagner of Phoenix, AZ and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1991

REFFETT, Edith M. (Ball)
1900-1991
Lawrence County native, Edith M. Ball Reffett, 90, passed away Apr 13, 1991, at La Crescenta, CA. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Reffett was born Oct 24, 1900, at Adams, KY, fifth child in a family of 8 born to John Wesley and Kitty Curnutte Ball; all of whom preceded her in death. Her husband, Prestonsburg native, Frank Reffett, also preceded her in death. She had lived in southern California for 42 yeas and in La Crescenta for 26 years. Survivors include one daughter, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, all of the southern California area. Several nieces and nephews also in Kentucky and Ohio. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

SALYER, Irene (Anderson)
1914-1991
Irene Anderson Salyer, 77, of Blaine, died Monday, Apr 22 in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Salyer was born Apr 2, 1914 in Minnesota. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Prestonsburg. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 26 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Tivis Lyon. Burial was in Tark Hill Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are her husband, Alva J. Salyer; a daughter, Fern Wood of Dayton, OH; a son, Gene Salyer of Memphis, TN; a sister, Lillian Peterson of Minnesota; 2 brothers, Chester Anderson of Minnesota and Elmer Anderson of South Dakota; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 1, 1991

SEE, Fay (Hensley)
1895-1991
Fay Hensley See, 95, of Annandale, VA, died Saturday, Apr 27, in Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. Mrs. See was born Mar 16, 1895, in Ceredo, WV, son of the late Charles Edward and Louise Pyle Hensley. She was a retired department store manager for the Louisa Bargain Store and A. W. Cox Department Store in Louisa. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel F. See and one daughter, Louise Henderson. Funeral services will be conducted today, May 1 at 10 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Bob W. Brooks. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Humphrey, Ashland, a son , Samuel D. See, Spokane, WV; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 1, 1991

SMITH, Carol Sue (Chadwick)
1941-1991
Fallsburg native Carol Sue Chadwick Smith, 49, of Old town, FL, passed away May 9 at her home following a long illness. She was born Jul 12, 1941 at Fallsburg, a daughter of James Kermit and Loucille Adams Chadwick of Dade City, FL. The family moved from Lawrence county to St. Petersburg, FL in 1947. Additional survivors include her husband, Phillip Smith, of Old town; one daughter, Terri Lynn Smith at home; 3 brothers, Ralph Chadwick and Shelby Chadwick, both of Largo, FL and James Chadwick of  Lakeland, FL. She was a niece of Mrs. Dempsey Bradley of Louisa. Burial was May 10 in Old Town Cemetery, Old Town, FL. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

STURGILL, Martha (Ramey)
1909-1991
Martha R. Sturgill, 82, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Tuesday, May 7 in St. Anne Hospital in Westerville. Mrs. Sturgill s born Apr 19, 1909 in Blaine, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Sparks Ramey. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 10 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd West and the Rev. Emmit Barker. Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Steel, Westerville, OH; a sister: Mary Perry, Flat Gap, KY; 3 brothers: Green Ramey, Flat Gap, Proctor Ramey, Webbville and James Ramey, Blaine; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

TAYLOR, Charles Emmitt
1909-1991
Charles Emmitt Taylor, 81, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 1 in Alvert Nursing Home in Ceredo, WV. Mr. Taylor was born Aug 2, 1909, in Catlettsburg, a son of the late John and Fannie Saulsbury Alsett Taylor. His wife, Hager Kirk Taylor, preceded him in death. He was self-employed and was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, American Legion in Kenova, WV, and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 3 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. James Arthur Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a brother, Leon Taylor of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1991

THOMPSON, James L.
1916-1991
Blaine native James L. Thompson, 74, of Galloway, OH, died Thursday, May 9 at Doctor’s West Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Nov 8, 1916, in Blaine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Cordle Thompson, who died in 1987. sons, Russell, Willie and Ray and half sister, Betty Salyers. He was employed by Darby Dan Farms, Galloway. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 13, at Rader-Tidd & McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson, OH, by Pastor Burt Miller. Burial was in Alton Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, Nelson Thompson of Cherokee, KY, and Forrest Thompson of Iowa; 2 half brothers, Jeff Bishop of Louisa and Donald Bishop of Blaine; 2 half sisters, Kathy Bishop and Christine Wellman, both of Louisa, 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1991

THOMPSON, Ulysses S.
1902-1991
U. S. (Ulysses) Thompson, 88, died May 3 at Grant Hospital. Mr. Thompson was a lifetime farmer and founder of Thompson Monument Company, retiring in 1972. He was circuit court clerk of Lawrence County, KY in the 1950’s. He was preceded  in death by his wife, Emma Estep Thompson, who died in 1972. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 7 at the Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Roy Murray. Interment was in Obetz Cemetery. Survivors include 4 sons, Finely Thompson of Columbus, OH, Richard Thompson of Grove City, OH, U. S. Thompson, Jr. of Pleasantville, OH, and Kenneth Thompson of Louisa; 8 daughters, Pauline Adams, Columbus, Wauleka Swann, Oak Hill, OH, Jane Preston, Pleasantville, OH, Loretta Salyers, Columbus, Emmerita Burgett, Grove City, Bonnie Kitchen, Carol Burchett and Patricia Preston, all of Columbus; 2 sisters, Hattie Bowe of Columbus and Jetta Blair of Prestonsburg; 39 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 22, 1991

WELLMAN, Nova Elizabeth (Williams)
1903-1991
Graveside rites for Nova Elizabeth Wellman, 88, of Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, May 7 in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa by Rev. James Doughton. Mrs. Wellman died Sunday, May 5 in Pinnacle Care Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, following a long illness. She was born Jan 12, 1903 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Noah Cambridge and Norah Boggs Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Franklin Wellman. Mrs. Wellman was a former Lawrence County Circuit Clerk 1957 to 1974, former member of Lawrence County Board of Education, former member of the Louisa City Council, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Louisa Woman’s Club, a 25 years member of the Order of Easter Star, and a member of the Lawrence County Republican Women’s Club. Surviving are her daughter, Helen Ernestine Kennedy, Louisa; 3 grandchildren, John and Morris Kennedy, both of Louisa and Elizabeth K. Kitts, Fort Gay; and 6 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 8, 1991

WELLS, Grace (Cooper)
1900-1991
Funeral services for Grace Cooper Wells, 90, of Blaine, will be conducted today, May 15, at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery, Cherokee. Mrs. Wells died Sunday, May 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. She was born Nov 16, 1900, in Cherokee, a daughter of the late Charlie and Jennie Houck Cooper. She was a member of the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Lonnie Wells, died in 1964. Surviving are one daughter, Opal Alexander, Webbville; 6 sons, Charles Wells, Dehue, WV, Leonard Wells, Ashland, Ottis Wells, Donald Wells, Carson Wells, and Robert Wells, all of Blaine, 3 sisters, Martha Wellman, Webbville, Maude Wellman, Plain City, OH and Wathena Watts, Monroe, VA; 2 brothers, Fred Cooper, North Carolina and Raymond Cooper, of Florida; 24 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 15, 1991

YORK, Georgia Ann (Varney)
1903-1991
Funeral services for Georgia Ann York, 87, 425 Rice Ave., Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, May 21 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Vernon Barker. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Mrs. York died Saturday, May 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. She was born Jul 8, 1903 at Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late Rev. Emzy B. and Ellen Howell Varney. Her husband, Rev. Ulysses Grant York, died in 1963. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church for 44 years. Surviving are 9 daughters, Isabelle Swearngin, Hacienda Heights, CA, Oretha Heisler, Mason, OH, Joy Saree Walker, Joanne York, Gloria Cassell and Janet Sue Casteel, all of Louisa, Christene See, Louisville, VA, Fern Powers, Lexington, and Barbara Artrip, Palm City, FL; 2 sons, Alvis York, Groveport, OH and Ulysses Grant York, Jr., St. Albans, WV; 2 sisters, Sadie Adkins, Kenova, WV and Ruth Porter, Chattaroy, WV, 37 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 29, 1991

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JUNE

ADKINS, Nancy “Jo”
1958-1991
Graveside services for Nancy “Jo” Adkins, 33, of 615 Jefferson Street, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Jun 18, at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. James A. Hayes. Miss Adkins died suddenly Sunday, Jun 16. She was born Apr 4, 1958 in Louisa, a daughter of Dallas and Ruth Borders Adkins. She was a waitress at Hardee’s Restaurant. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 sisters, Gloria Jean Christian, Melbourne, FL and Doris Faye Adkins of Louisa. 3 brothers, Archie F. Adkins, Catlettsburg, Freddie Adkins, route 4, Louisa and Stephen Adkins of Louisa.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1991

BURGESS, Marie (Holt)
1897-1991
Marie Holt Burgess, 94, of Louisa, died  Thursday, Jun 13 in Wurtland Health Care. Mrs. Burgess was born Feb 2, 1897, in Busseyville, a daughter of the late Laud and Minerva “Nell” Asch Holt. Her husband, Autie Burgess, died in 1975. She was a member of First  United Methodist church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 16, at First United Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Asch Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rebecca Bogema of Stuarts Draft, VA and Kathleen Thacker of Ashland; 5 sons, Charles William Burgess of Mackay, ID, Harold Burgess of Enon, OH, James Burgess of Dayton, OH, Edward “Ted” Burgess of Carlisle, OH and John Burgess of Russell; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1991

CLINE, Exer M. (Wells)
Exer M. Cline, 90, of Lancaster, OH, former resident of Cordell, died Tuesday, Jun 18 in a Columbus hospital. Mrs. Cline was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Cline; 4 daughters, Mary Blankenship, Mae Lafferty, Bobbi Ward and an infant daughter. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Jun 20 with the Rev. Dewey Hogston officiating. Burial was in Cline Cemetery at Blaine. Survivors include 3 sons, Crawford Cline of Blaien, Vades Cline of Obetz, OH and Howard Cline of Canal Winchester, OH. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1991

DUTTON, Mitchell
1910-1991
Mitchell Dutton, 80, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 13 at his home. Mr. Dutton was born Jul 5, 1910, in Louisa, a son of the late Elijah and Elizabeth VanHoose Dutton. His wife, Minnie Dutton, died in 1974. He was a retired coal miner and of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 15, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Crum of Louisa; 2 sons, Woodrow Dutton of Dayton, OH, and Mitchell Dutton, Jr., of Marion, OH; a sister, Beatrice Roberts of London, OH; 2 brothers, Richard Dutton of Urbana, OH and Eli Dutton of Springfield, Or; several grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1991

FRAZIER, James Arthur
1920-1991
Funeral services for James Arthur Frazier, 70, of 123 Rice Avenue, Louisa, will be conducted today, Jun 26, at 1 inn Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. John Simms and Lincoln Varney. Burial will be in Frazier family cemetery. Mr. Frazier died Sunday, Jun 23, in V. A. Hospital, Huntington. He was born Nov 5, 1920, in Red House, WV, a son of the late David and Dulcie Spence Frazier. He was a salesman, a mining engineer and workman developer for Virginia Energy. He was a WWII Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Annette Hall Frazier; 2 sons, James Michael Frazier and Thomas Hall Frazier, both at home, 4 daughters, Janette Lea Frazier, at home, Beth Cahill, Virginia, Marcie Dobbs and Connie L. Frazier, both of Covington; one sister, Connie Hudnall, Cross Lane, WV and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1991

FUGATE, Willie Peterman
1903-1991
Willie Peterman Fugate, 87, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday, Jun 21, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Fugate was born Oct 5, 1903, in Zanesville, OH, a daughter of the late Robert and Lola Cochran Peterman. Her husband, Samson Fugate, preceded her in death. She was a member of Moore’s Chapel in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 23, at Moore’s Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Cochran family cemetery. Survivors include 2 sons, Homer Fugate of Ohio and Orris Fugate of Martin; 9 daughters,  Gladys Gayhart of Price, Isebelle Scott of Gearette, Ella Stone of Louisa and Nora May, Elsie Fugate, Phoebie Jane Fugate and Linda Hall, all of Columbus, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1991

LAMPERT, Della (Dalton)
1922-1991
Della Lampert, 68, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 29 in Elmwood Village Convalescent Center in Ashland. Mrs. Lampert was born Jul 29, 1922 in Pocahontas County, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas and Effie Fowler Dalton. She was a retired clerk with Heck’s Department Store and a member of Temple Belle United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 31 in Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Sammons-Bowens Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are a son, Jack R. Lampert of Kennerdell, PA; a sister, Lizzie Prince of Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 5, 1991

NEWSOME, Emily (Adams)
1917-1991
Emily Adams Newsome, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 27, at Fallsburg following a long illness. Mrs. Newsome was born Sep 27, 1917 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Kay and Lizzie Jobe Adams, Her husband, Elmer Newsome, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 22 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Bondie Salyers. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include 5 sons, James Newsome of Fallsburg, Homer Newsome of Busseyville, Ralph Newsome of Blanchard, OK, and Bobby Newsome and Lou Newsome both of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Emogene Arnett of Alexandria, OH, 3 brothers, Milt Adams, Nolan Adams and Basil Adams, all of Columbus; 2 half sisters, Lillie Mae Adams and Linda Adams both of London, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yong funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 26, 1991

PAYNE, Jonas
1891-1991
Jonas Payne, 100, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jun1 2 in Wurtland Manor. Mr. Payne was born Mar 28,1891 at Little Blaine, a son of the late Jonas and Nancy Jane Estep Payne. His first wife, Bertha Parker Payne, died in 1927. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. The funeral was conducted  Saturday, Jun 15 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, by the Rev. Jimmy May and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Elva Payne, a daughter, Thelma J. Payne Adams of Mayslick; 5 stepchildren, a sister, Hattie Shaw of West Jefferson, OH; 9 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 19, 1991

ROSS, Nelson
1898-1991
Nelson Ross, 92, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jun 23 at home. Mr. Ross was born Dec 20, 1898, in Blaine, son of the late Meredith and Molly Ross. He was a farmer. His wife, Rose Holbrook Ross, died in 1967. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jun 25, at Martha Church of God in Martha by Rev. Danny Fannin. Burial was in Ross Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are one son, Donald Ross, Blaine, one sister, Belva Riley of Marysville, OH; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 26, 1991

STEPP, Stella (Marcum)
1913-1991
Stella Marcum, Stepp, 78, of Oppy, died Friday, Jun 7, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Stepp was born May 8,1913 in Oppy, a daughter of the late Richard and Celia Ellis Marcum. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 11 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Lousia by the Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Sue) Molenda of Tucson, AZ; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1991

THOMPSON, Thomas B.
1901-1991
Funeral services for Thomas B. Thompson, 89, of Fort Gay, will be conducted today, Jun 19 at 2  at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Johnny Cavins. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died Sunday, Jun 16 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following an extended illness. He was born Aug 27, 1901, in Mercer County, WV, a son of the late Ira H. and Pricella Jones Thompson. He was a foreman for N & W Railroad, a member of the Tabors Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Vinson Lodge F & AM, Fort Gay. His wife, Goldie Sammons, died in 1978. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Damron, Almont, MI; 4 sons, Robert M. Thompson, Fort Gay, Jack M. Thompson, Worthington, KY, Dan C. Thompson, Concord, NC, and Elmer Lee Thompson, Clarksville, TN; 3 sisters, Dexter Brown, Huntington, Margaret Clyburn, Princeton, WV, and Fannie Jones, Alderson, WV; one brother, Arthur Thompson, Princeton, WV; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 19, 1991

WESTFALL, Effie Glorine (Chaffin-:Priode)
1894-1991
Funeral services for Effie Glorine Chaffin Priode Westfall, 96, of 618 W. Pike Street, Louisa, were conducted Sunday, Jun 9 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Mrs. Westfall died Friday, Jun 7 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, following an extended illness. She was born Dec 14, 1894 in Twin Branch, KY, a daughter of the late Kennis and Jennie Short Chaffin. Her husband, Gyer Newton Priode, died in 1974. she was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Marion Priode, route 4, Louisa, Charles Priode, route 4, Louisa and Jack Priode, route 3, Louisa; one brother, Charlie Chaffin of Louisa; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 12, 1991

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ADKINS, Debbie Sue (Cole)
1967-1991
Funeral services for Debbie Sue Adkins, 24, of Fort Gay, were conducted Thursday, Jul 11 in Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. King Cyrus. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Mrs. Adkins died suddenly Monday, Jul 8, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan 29, 1967, in Huntington, daughter of Ray and Genivia Watts Cole of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include her husband, Vent Adkins; 2 daughters, Kelly Renee Cole and Jody Roshell Adkins; both at home; one son, Henry Ray Adkins, at home; one sister, Norma Jean Adkins, Fort Gay; one brother, Donny Ray Cole, Fort Gay; and maternal grandfather Woodrow Watts, Fort Gay. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 17, 1991

BOGGS, Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Whitt)
1904-1991
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Boggs, 86, of Ray Williams Villa, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a short illness. Mrs. Boggs  was born Aug 31, 1904, in Hannah, KY, a daughter of the late Jeff Whitt and Amanda Griffith. She was a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jul 16, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters,  Opal Butler, Grayson, Pauline Stephen, Galena, OH, Beulah Jordan, Blaine, Sandy Boggs and Vicki Wilson, both of Louisa; one son, Estill Boggs, Jr., Columbia, SC; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ed Jordan, Brian Jordan, Merrill Sturgill, Farrell Sturgill, Sam King and Greg Stumbo. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 17, 1991

BOGGS, Harold P.
1927-1991
Rev. Harold P. Boggs, 63, of KY 1, Grayson, formerly of Blaine, died Saturday, Jul 27 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Rev. Boggs was born Sep 6, 1927, at Martha, a son of the late Raymond R. and Elsie Fyffe Boggs. He was a retired employee in the pipeline division of Ashland Oil, a member of Blaine Freewill Baptist Church, pastor at Straight Creek Independent Freewill Baptist Church and a U. S. Navy veteran. The funeral will be conducted today, Jul 31 at 1 p.m. at Straight Creek Independent Freewill Baptist Church at Denton by Rev. Homer Vanhoose. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Surviving are his wife, Christine P. Boggs, a daughter, Connie Day of Grayson; 2 sons, Darrell LeRoy Boggs of Massillon, OH and Harold P. Boggs, Jr., of Grayson, a brother, Raymond R. Boggs, Jr., of Lexington; 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

BRYANT, Ollie (Hayes)
1903-1991
Ollie Bryant, 87, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 27, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Bryant was born Oct 1, 1903, in Mattie, a daughter of the late William and Percilla Moore Hayes. Her husband, George Bryant, died in 1945. She was a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 30, at the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in the Bryant family cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Troy Bryant of route 1, Louisa and George Bryant, Jr., of Berlin Heights, OH, a daughter, Avenell Tarring of route 1, Louisa, a sister, Monnie Cassell of Urbana, OH; a brother, L. B. Hayes of route 1, Louisa; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

CARTER, Freda ( Maynard)
1924-1991
Freda Carter, 67, of Glenhayes, WV, died Thursday, Jul 25, at  her home. Mrs. Carter was born Mar 19, 1924, in Glenhayes, a daughter of the late Frank and Riva Wallace Maynard. She was a member of Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 27, at Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, James Carter, a daughter, Dreama Gayle Cater of Glenhayes, 4 sons, Frank Carter of Trenton, MI, Jack D. Carter of Ypsilanti, MI, Richard Carter of Boston, MI, and Phillip Carter of Milan, MI; 2 sisters, Lucille Puskas of Fort Gay and Betty Wheatley of Romulus, MI; 4 brothers, Okley Maynard of Glenhayes, Jack Maynard of Fort Gay, Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH and Ireson Wallace of Fort Lauderdale, FL; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

CARTMEL, Paulette E. (Elliott)
1958-1991
Funeral services for Paulette E. Cartmel, 33, Catlettsburg, will be conducted today, Jul 10 at 1 in Durbin Nazarene Church by Roy Barber. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Mrs. Cartmel died suddenly Monday, Jul 8, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 12, 1958 in Martin, KY, a daughter of Garlin and Betty Jo Kidd Elliott, of route 2, Catlettsburg. She was a home health nurse for King’s Daughters Medical Center and a member of the Durbin Nazarene Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Paul Raymond Cartmel of Catlettsburg; 2 sons, Paul Alex Cartmel and Jessie James Cartmel, both at home; one sister, Josephine Ferguson, route 2, Catlettsburg, 3 brothers, Eddie Lee Elliott, Kenneth Dean Elliott and Olin Keith Elliott all of route 2, Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1991

COLE, Christine
1968-1991
Funeral services for Christine Cole, 22, Fort Gay, were conducted Thursday, Jul 11 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. King Cyrus. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Miss Cole died suddenly Monday, Jul 8, from injuries sustained in automobile accident. She was born Aug 16, 1968, in Louisa, a daughter of Ray and Genivia Watts Cole of Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Donny Ray Cole, Fort Gay, one sister, Norma Jean Adkins, Fort Gay; and maternal grandfather, Woodrow Watts, Fort Gay. Pallbearers were Donald Watts, Bill Levering, Robert Watts, David Massey, Wetzel Watts, David Murison and Steve Furtuch. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 17,1991

CONN, Lesley Sr.
1922-1991
Graveside services for Lesley Conn, Sr., 69, of route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Jul 9 at Conn Cemetery, Crum, WV by Rev. Webb Allen. Mr. Conn died Sunday, Jul 7 at home following an extended illness. He was born Jun 11, 1922 in Dingus, WV, a son of the late Roscoe and Sarah Conn. He was a railroad-section foreman for the N & W Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Ona Agnes Conn, route 3, Louisa, 2 daughters, Mrs. Edgaretta Marcum,  Fort Gay, and Mrs. Charlene Kirk, Crum; 4 sons, Lesley Conn, Jr., Louisa, John L. Conn, Grayfield, NC, Tony Conn and Danny Bruce Conn, both of Crum; 6 sisters, JoAnn Marcum, Columbus, OH, Christine Haddack and Mary Lou Adkins, both of Florida, Ove Steele, Wheelersburg, OH, May Kirk, Logan, WV, Masil Marcum, Florida; 3 brothers, Ollie Con, Wheelersburg, OH, Willie Conn, Franklin Furnace, OH and Henry Conn of Crum and 10 grandchildren. Yong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 10, 1991

ENDICOTT, Vernon
1924-1991
Vernon Endicott, 66, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jul 25, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Endicott was born Oct 24, 1924, in Martin County, a son of L.E. Endicott of Inez and the late Gladys Pack Endicott. He was owner of Alert Heating and Air Conditioning in Louisa, a member of First Baptist Church of Louisa and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 28, at First Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Lucille Tackett Endicott; a daughter, Mrs. James L. (Terry) Zuber of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Auxier Endicott of Inez, Bill Endicott of Columbus and Doug Endicott of Grove City; a sister, Evelyn Endicott of Columbus and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

HALL, Monroe
1927-1991
Funeral services for Monroe Hall, 63, of Ulysses were conducted Tuesday, Jul 30, in Walnut Freewill Baptist Church, Ulysses. Burial was in Hall family cemetery, Ulysses. Mr. Hall died Saturday, Jul 27, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was   born Dec 7, 1927 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Cort and Ollie Shelton Hall. Surviving are his wife, Anna Kretzer Hall; one son, Brett Hall of Ulysses; three daughters, Lana Farmer, Lisa VanHoose and Layne Moore, all of Ulysses; one brother, Harvey Hall of Huntington, WV; five sisters, Billye Combs and Emma Hager, both of Florida, Marie Borders of Ulysses, Goldie Johnson of Louisa, and Clara Hackney of Columbus, OH; and 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

HINKLE, Lafe S.
1918-1991
Funeral services for Lafe S. Hinkle, 73, Richardson, will be conducted today, Jul 31 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church by Rev. Ed McDowell and Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hinkle died Monday, Jul 29, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. He was born Mar 6, 1918, in Richardson, a son of the late Ethel Ward Hinkle and R. D. Hinkle, Jr., His wife, Eunice L. Hinkle, died in 1987. Mr. Hinkle was a businessman and merchant where he operated R. D. Hinkle and Son General Merchandise. He was a 50 year member of Richardson Lodge 699 F & AM, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a WWII Army veteran; Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Louisa, a member of Executive Board of Democrat Party, Lawrence county Zoning Board, Kentucky State Board of Education and Chairman of Board of Equalizers. Throughout his career, Mr. Hinkle served several business interests; logging and sawmill operator, construction contractor, lifetime merchant, trucking contractor, real estate developer and original director of First Federal Saving and Loan, Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Dave "Sharon Kay" Kinner, route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Bruce "Debbie" Short, Richardson, KY; 2 sons: Lafe S. Hinkle, II, Louisa, and Randy Hinkle, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Francis M. Hinkle Sparks, Louisville, KY; 4 grandchildren: Brandy McKenzie, Julia L. Hinkle, B. Alan Short, II and Bryan Smith Short; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

ISAAC, Beatrice Faye (Godbey)
1937-1991
Beatrice Faye Isaac, 53, of Moraine, OH, died Monday, Jul 15 at home following a sudden illness. Mrs. Isaac was  born Aug 15, 1937, in Spencer, WV, a daughter of Golda Marcum of Paddlecreek, WV and the late Carlos Godbey. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jul 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Dan Pittman. Burial was in Isaac Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Gary (Bud) Isaac, Moraine, OH; 3 sons, Gary M. Isaac, Keith M. Isaac and Teddy L. Isaac, all of Moraine; one daughter, Louttie J. Isaac, Moraine; 2 brothers, Charles Godbey of Florida and Paul Godbey, West Carrollton, OH; 2 sisters, Sue Bleiven, Latonia, KY and Norma Lemaster, Paddlecreek, WV; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1937

ISAAC, Mary
1964-1991
Funeral services for Mary Isaac, 27, of Dayton, OH, will be conducted today, Jul 31 at 10:30 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Dean Pittman. Burial will be in Isaac Cemetery route 1, Louisa. Ms. Isaac died Saturday, Jul 27, in Dayton following a sudden illness. She was born Apr 16, 1964, in Dayton, a daughter of Bill and Jonnie Cook Isaac. She was a waitress. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 sons, John Ray Isaac of Dayton and Robert Elmer Isaac, Locust Grove, OH, 4 sisters, Virginia Bowles, Lewisburg, OH, Dianna McClanahan, Peebles, OH, Laura Suggs, Middletown, OH, and Louttie Isaac, Moraine, OH; 5 brothers, Marty Isaac, Miamisburg, OH, Roy Isaac, Moraine, OH, Joey Isaac, Matt Isaac and Mark Isaac, all of Peebles, OH; maternal grandparents, Jim and Addie Waters, 2 stepsisters, Tina Chaffins, Xenia, OH and Amanda Chaffins, Locust Grove, OH; one stepbrother, Paul Chaffin, Franklin, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

LITZINGER, Frieda (Skaggs)
1923-1991
Graveside services for Martha native Frieda Skaggs Litzinger, 67, of Westerville, OH, will be conducted today, Jul 3, at 11 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Kennith Sturgill. Ms. Litzinger died Saturday, Jun 29 in Broadview Health Center, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. She was born Nov 19, 1923, in Martha, a daughter of the late Ford and Nola Williams Skaggs. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Russell Dobyns. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ratliff, Westerville, OH; one brother, Howard Skaggs, Martha and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1991

MARCUM, Wallace Orville
1954-1991
Funeral services for Wallace Orville Marcum, 37, of route 3, Louisa, will be conducted today, Jul 17, at 11 at the First Baptist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Woodrow Sexton, Rev. Mike Crum and Rev. John Sims. Burial will be in Marcum Cemetery, route 32, Louisa. Mr. Marcum died Saturday, Jul 13 in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He was born Jun 13, 1954 in Huntington, WV, a son of Shirley Hinkle Marcum of Inez and the late Wallace Marcum. He was a Louisa businessman and a member of the Masonic Kermit Lodge. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carla Branham Marcum, Louisa; 2 daughters, Tammy Marcum, Delbarton, WV and Brittany Marcum, Louisa; one son, Jimmy Marcum, Louisa; 6 brothers, Dwight Marcum and Charlie Mills, both of Inez, Taylor Mills, Vorrhees, NJ, Troy Mills, Okeechobee, FL, Wallace Marcum, Jr., Delbarton, WV and Lyle Marcum, Huntington; one sister, Jo Ann Queen, Hanover, WV. Pallbearers were Jim Bishop, Tim Southern, Charles Perry, Gary Stroud, Prentis Harris, Dana Hellemdollar. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 17, 1991

PECK, Paige Adair
1928-1991
Funeral services for Paige Adair Peck, 63, of route 1, Louisa, will be conducted today, Jul 3, at 1 p.m. at Eloise United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lycans Cemetery, Tabors Creek, WV. Mr. Peck died Monday, Jul 1, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Jan 9, 1928, in Wayne county, WV, a son of the late Wallace and Pearl Salisbury Peck. He was a nursery worker at Lycans Nursery. Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Caudill Peck, route 1, Louisa, 4 daughters: Rita Peck, Jeraldine Johnson both of route 1, Louisa, Angela Collins, Wildwood, FL, Shela Bowens, route 5, Louisa; 5 sons: James Peck, Greg Peck, both of route 3, Louisa, Sidney Peck, Oxahump, FL, Timothy Peck and Bobby Peck, both of route 5, Louisa; 4 sisters: Leota Wellman, Huntington, WV, Cella Crabtree, Louisa, Mrs. Roy Copley, Fort Gay, WV, Bill Joyce Scarberry of route 1, Louisa, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1991

PRICE, Garnett (Bryant)
1916-1991
Garentt Price, 74, Ulysses, died Friday, Jul 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following a long illness. Mrs. Price was  born Aug 20, 1916, in Georges Creek, KY a daughter of the late Harrison and Alma Hayes Bryant. She was a member of the Meades Branch Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jul 29, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include her husband, Herman L. Price, Louisa; one son, Glenn H. Price, Ulysses, one sister, Flora Price, Obetz, OH; one brother, Monville Bryant, Mechanicsburg, OH; 3 half brothers, Earnest Bryant, Lowmansville, Earsel Bryant and Charles Bryant both of Obetz, 2 half sisters, Allean Venski and Estilene Venski, both of Wausau, WS; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1991

SPARKS, Nancy Jane “Cleva” (Chaffin)
1915-1991
Nancy Jane “Cleva” Sparks Chaffin, 76, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, Jul 1 at home. Mrs. Chaffin was born Jun 10, 1915, at route 3, Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and Elzena Spillman Sparks. She was a member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle. Funeral services will be conducted today, Jul 3 at 2 at the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial will be in Chaffin Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Stanley Chaffin, route 4, Louisa, 7 daughters, Lena Marie Nelson, Louisa, Freda Mae Prince, Webbville, KY, Virginia Jane Wilks, Ashville, OH, Reba Chaffin, Mary Isabelle Wilks, Lois Jean Chaffin all of route 4, Louisa, Linda Kaye Moore, Greenup Co., KY; 5 sons: Noah Chaffin and Franklin Chaffin both of Plain City, OH, William Chaffin, Webbville, Owen Chaffin and Paul Tracy Chaffin both of route 4, Louisa; 2 brothers, 7 sisters, 40 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1991

VANHORN, Enious
1929-1991
Funeral services for Enious VanHorn, 62, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Tuesday, Jul 23 at Fuller Ridge Church. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. VanHorn died Sunday, Jul 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Feb 9, 1929, in Louisa, a son of Georgia Muncy VanHorn, route 3, Louisa and the late Brig VanHorn. He was a retired oil field worker for Pip Oil and a WWII veteran. Surviving in addition to his mother are 7 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Davis, Oklahoma, Mrs. Lucy Mae Hines, Missouri, Mars Maude Hall, Virginia, Mrs. Ruby Johnson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Emma Carter, Ohio, Mrs. Peggy Fosson, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Dorothy McClane, Ohio; 5 brothers: George Vanhorn, Billy Clay Vanhorn, and Bennie Vanhorn all of Ohio, Ralph Vanhorn and Tony Vanhorn both of Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1991

WILLIAMS, Jean (Hayes)
1950-1991
Jean Hayes Williams, daughter of Mildred Chambers and the late Kenneth H. Hayes, of Louisa, died in Columbus, OH Jul 1. She is survived by her husband, Robert Williams, 3 daughters, Dawn Marie Logsdon of Lakeland, FL, Edithann and Kelly Jane Stevens of Columbus, OH; a sister, Jane H. Stevens, one nephews, Ricki Stevens and a niece, Pamela Garrett, all of Lancaster, OH; and her stepfather, Ezra Chambers of Louisa. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Big Sandy news, Jul 3, 1991

WOOTEN, Bess H. (Hockley)
1895-1991
Bess H. Wooten, 95, of Louisa died Tuesday, Jun 25, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Louisa with the Rev. Roger Clevenger officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born Oct 28, 1895 in Grayson, KY, a daughter of Frank and Clara Keaton Hockley. She was preceded in death by her husband, K. F. Wooten and one daughter, Maxine Menefee. Surviving are one daughter with whom she lived, Clara D. Skaggs, 4 grandchildren, Anne M. Bledsoe of Ashland, Amy W. Honaker of Lewisburg, WV, Laura Menefee of Knoxville, TN, and Kenneth Menefee of Lexington; a son in law, Dr. Robert Menefee of Berea; 4 great grandchildren, Ronnie Bledsoe, Jr., Staci Mooney, Tara Menefee, Robert Fletcher Menefee and a host of dear friends. Affectionately known as “Aunt Bess” Mrs. Wooten was a graduate of Christian Normal Institute of Grayson, and was a teacher in Kentucky and Ohio for a number of years. She also ran her own grocery store and later a shoe store. She was involved in the Christian Church where she was a charter member of C. W.F. and served as a lifetime deaconess. Mrs. Wooten was also a member of Louise Chapter O.E.S. #292 and had been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 3, 1991

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AUGUST

ADKINS, James Cecil
1940-1991
Funeral services for James Cecil Adkins, 50, route 3, Louisa, were conducted Friday, Aug 16 in Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Kennith Wright. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Mr. Adkins died Tuesday, Aug 13, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was born Oct 24, 1940, in Louisa, a son of Garnett Holbrook Adkins of route 3, Louisa and the late William Adkins. He was a self-employed mechanic. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 daughters, Cindy Hounshell and Janelle Fitzgerald both of route 3, Louisa and 2 sons, Jamie Cecil Adkins, Jr., at home; Jimmie Fitzgerald, route 3, Louisa; 5 sisters: Mrs. Rita Parker, Mrs. Sue Robertson and Sandy Young all of route 3, Louisa; Mrs. Janet Austin, Prestonsburg, KY, Mrs. Doris Morris, Antioch, OH; 4 brothers: Wayne Adkins, William Adkins, Jr., Howard Adkins, all of route 3, Louisa and Russell Adkins of Davisburg, MI; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1991

BELLOMY, Howard Lester
1927-1991
Howard Lester Bellomy, 64, of Prichard, WV, route 1, died Wednesday, Jul 31, 1991 at his residence. Funeral services was conducted Saturday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, KY by the Rev. James Ward and Rev. Bill Hay. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery, Prichard. He was born Mar 7, 1927 in Hubbardstown, WV, a son of the late Edward and Lutie Massie Bellomy. He was a retired employee of Houdaille Industries and was a lineman for Tri-State Airport. He was a member of Bellomy Chapel Church; Vinson Lodge 66, Scottish Rites Bodies, Huntington; American Legion Post 93; Order of the Eastern Star, Whites Creek; Wayne Chapter 18, RAM; the VFW and the DAV. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Lee Bellomy. Surviving are his wife, Leta Louise Hatten Bellomy; one daughter, Mrs. Bernie (Rose)Moore of Prichard; one son, Dwight Bellomy and his wife, Sharon Bellomy of New Haven, WV; daughter in law, Shirley Bellomy of Titusville, FL; one sister, Mrs. Homer (Ardith) Smith of Durham, NC; 5 granddaughters, Melissa Moore and Rebecca Moore both of Prichard, Jennifer Bellomy and Susan Bellomy, both of Titusville and Laura Ashley Bellomy of New Have; 2 nephews and one niece and a host of friends and relatives. Member of Vinson Lodge 66 conducted Masonic graveside rites. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

BILLUPS, Charles Thomas
1905-1991
Funeral services for Charles Thomas Billups, 85, of Pryor, OK, formerly of Lock Avenue, Louisa, were conducted Saturday, Aug  10 at First Baptist Church, Louisa, by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery, Ceredo-Kenova, WV. Mr. Billups died Tuesday, Aug 6 in Pryor, OK. H was born Jun 29, 1905, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Fred and Jessie Clara Frashier Billups. He was retired from the C & O Railroad, a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa where he was a deacon, and a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge #66 AF & AM, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ethel Pennington Billups; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sharon Sexton, Pryor, OK, and Mrs. Rita Burchette, Santee, SC; one brother, Frank Billups, Kenova; 6 sisters, Dorothy Ruthford, Charleston, WV, Stella Wollerton and Elizabeth Thacker, both of Kenova, Ruth Chambers, Huntington, Helen Wilson, Florida and Anna Henderson, Warren, OH; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

BUSH, James Ivan
1942-1991
James Ivan Bush, Sr., 49, of Freeburn, died Thursday in mining accident. Mr. Bush was born Jul 19, 1942 in Louisa, a son of Hazel Coburn Bush of Louisa and the late Lowman Bush. He was an employee of the Peaks Branch Coal Company at Phelps. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Delba Mattie Wolford Bush, 3 sons, Danny M. Dotson, James Ivan Bush, Jr., and Robert G. Bush, all of Freeburn; 5 sisters, Garnet Tabors of Cleveland, OH, Louise Barker of Fort Gay, Marie Moore and Lois Stevens, both of Louisa and Virginia Stanley of Paintsville; 7 brothers, Richard Bush of Muncie, IN, Lowell G. Bush, Farris T.  Bush, Lowman Cecil Bush and William L. Bush, all of Louisa, Harvey F. Bush of Ashland and Danny Hall of Louisville; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was conducted Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. James Hayes. Military service performed by Veterans of Lawrence County American Legion, V.F. W. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

CRABTREE, Mexie (Johns-Vinson)
Mexie Crabtree, 84, of 4630 Washington Rd., Albany, OH, died Jul 29 at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains, OH, after a short illness. She was born in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late John B. and Virginia Wilson Johns. Mrs. Crabtree, following graduation from Ohio University, received a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University. She had taught at various schools for 42 yeas. She was a member of the Wednesday Club of Albany, OH and The Literary Club of Armanda, MI, both affiliated with The General Foundation of Women’s Clubs. She was a member of the Hazel Park Education Association, Michigan Education Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Hazel Park, MI. She was preceded in death by a son, L. K. Vinson, II, 4 sisters, and a brother. Services were held on Aug 1 at Albany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial was in Temple Cemetery near Albany, OH. Surviving are her husband, Max Crabtree, 2 daughters, Juanita Vinson Adams, of Westminster, MD and Valerie Klopocinski of Albany, IN; 2 sons, Alexander Vinson of Lexington Park, MD and David Crabtree of Columbus, OH; a sister, Belle Johns Lewis of Louisville; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

DERIFIELD, William G.
1946-1991
William G. Derifield, 44, of Lexington, VA, formerly of Louisa, was found dead Tuesday, Aug 6 at his home. Mr. Derifield was born Sep 10,1 946, in Louisa, a son of Geneva Goble Derifield of Oxford, GA and the late William James Derifield. He was a former master chief petty officer in the U. S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 11, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by a Navy chaplain. Burial was in Derifield family cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include a sister, Linda Allen of Panama City, FL; 3 brothers, Donald Derifield of Clarkston, GA, Ronald Derifield of Dawsonville, GA, and Jimmy Derifield of Covington, GA and his grandmother, Della Goble of Chillicothe, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

DIAMOND, Howard
1915-1991
Howard Diamond, 76, of route 3, Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 22 at his home. He was the husband of the late Emily Jane Austin Diamond. Mr. Diamond was born Apr 5, 1915, in Overda, a son of the late Oscar and Rebecca Jobe Diamond. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver with the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was a member of Greenhill Lodge No. 521 and a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 25, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Austin-Diamond Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sons, John Diamond, route 4, Louisa, Bill Diamond, route 3, Louisa, Joe Diamond, Louisa, Mike Diamond, route 4, Louisa; a brother: Ray Diamond, Fallsburg, KY; 2 sisters: Mrs. Effie Patton and Mrs. Grace Whitaker both of Florida; 10 grandchildren, a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 28, 1991

FYFFE, Terry Lee
1965-1991
Terry Lee Fyffe, 25, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Saturday, Aug 10, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on KY 32. Mr. Fyffe was born Sep 9, 1965 in West Liberty, a son of Mavis Cantrell Fyffe of Blaine and the late Edward Fyffe. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 13, at Old Blaine Baptist Church by Joe Cantrell, Clarence Mathis, and Billy Howard, ministers. Burial was in Fyffe family cemetery at Blaine. Additional survivors include his wife, Karen Fyffe; 2 sons, Tony Fyffe and Casey Fyffe, both at home, a sister, Rita Trent of Atlanta, GA; 5 brothers, Elwood Fyffe, James Darrell Fyffe, Mickey Fyffe, and Charles Kenneth Fyffe, all of Blaine and Corbie Allen Fyffe of Columbus and his paternal grandmother, Opal Fyffe of Fairborn, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

GARDNER, Rose (Hardwick)
1905-1991
Rose Hardwick Gardner formerly of Lawrence County died Jun 22, 1991 in Dallas, TX. She was born Jul 12, 1905 in Lawrence County the daughter of the late George and Laura Rittenberry of Route 2, Louisa. Graveside service was held Jun 25, 1991 at Sewickley Cemetery at Sewickley, PA. Survivors are 5 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, one brother, Colonel Hardwick of Leetsdale, PA; 2 sisters, Lucille Broeran, Pittsburgh, PA and Florence Hylton of Louisa; 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Sika Funeral Home in Ambridge, PA was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

KELLEY, Lillie Rose
1916-1991
Lillie Rose Kelley, 75, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Aug 10, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Kelley was born Feb 21, 1916 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late George W. and Inez Wallace Kelley. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 13, at Young Funeral home in Louisa by the Rev. Richard “Dick” Maynard. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Kelley of Jupiter, FL; a sister, Ollie Wallace of Fort Gay; 5 brothers, Grady Kelley and Herman Kelley both of Fort Gay, George W. Kelley, Jr. of Huntington, WV, Willie E. Kelley of Ashland and James R. Kelley of Wheelersburg, OH; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

KIRK, Luther
1917-1991
Luther Kirk, 74, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Aug 13, in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Mr. Kirk was born May 22, 1917, at Inez, a son of the late Walter and Millie Whitt Kirk. He was a former truck driver, a veteran of World War II, and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars  710 I Marengo, OH. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 16, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Harold Whitt. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Jean Bratka of Columbus, OH; his stepmother, Myrtle Kirk of Groveport, OH, 4 brothers, Ira Kirk and Mack Kirk both of Fort Gay and Walter Kirk and William Kirk both of Marengo; 6 sisters, Beatrice Perry and Charlotte Russell, both of Fort Myers, FL, Ruth Remchuck of Palm Springs, FL, Carrie Callahan of Cincinnati, OH, and Darlene Tom and Shari Sazre both of Columbus, 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 21, 1991

LOVELY Corbett Lee
1910-1991
Corbett Lee Lovely, 81, of St. Louisa, MO, formerly of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Aug 15 in Gerold Caring Center, Gerald, MO following a long illness. Mr. Lovely was born Feb 11, 1910, in Canel City, KY, a son of the late John Miles and Artela Ferguson Lovely. He was a police officer and security guard and a WWII Army captain. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug 24 at Fort Gay First Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Tuley. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are one sister, Oma Hazel Fry, Shoals, VA and several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 28,1991

PERKEY, Virginia (Carter)
1944-1991
Funeral services for Louisa native Virginia Carter Perkey, 47, of Ashland, were conducted Monday, Aug 12 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial. Mrs. Perkey died Saturday, Aug 10 in Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, following a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1944, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Harvey and Merele Burchett Carter. She was a member of the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Michael Perkey; 2 daughters, Paula Farris of Ashland and Patty Perkey  at home; 2 sons, George Michael Farris, Ashland and Michael David Perkey at home; one sister, Helen Reed, route 2, Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 14, 1991

RAMEY, Samuel
1908-1991
Samuel “Sam” Ramey, 82, of Nippa, died Thursday in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Ramey was born Oct 7,1 908, in Lawrence County, a son of th elate Amos and Mary Loar Ramey. His wife, Anna Lee Ramey, preceded him in death. He was a retired miner. Surviving are 2 sons, Howard and Johnny Ramey, both of Nippa, 4 daughters, Sue Salyers and Emma Jean Music, both of Paintsville, and Cynthia Williams and Mary Lee Burchett, both of Nippa; one brother, Ray Ramey of Portland, OR, and 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church by James Kelly Caudill and Paul Wayne Browning, ministers. Burial was in Ramey family cemetery at Nippa. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

THOMPSON, Russell L.
1924-1991
Russell L. Thompson, 66 of Hilliards, OH, died Tuesday, Jul 30, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Nov 30, 1924 at Webbville, a son of Anna Boggs Thompson of Columbus, OH and the late Ernest Thompson. He was retired from Armstrongs Furnace Company and was employed at the Lincoln Village Big Bear Store. He was a member of the Country View Baptist Church at Galloway, OH. Additional survivors include his wife, Edna Blythe Thompson, one son, Eddie Thompson of Columbus and 2 daughters, Linda Patton of Missouri and Nancy Fuller of Hilliards; 4 sisters, Martha Moore of Hilliards, Mary Daily, Sue Hall and Pamela Thompson, all of Columbus. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 2 at 2 at the Tidd Funeral Home in Hilliards with the Rev. Rudy Caldwell officiating. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

YOUNG, Lloyd Borders
1930-1991
Lloyd Borders Young, 61, of Louisa, died Thursday, at his home. Mr. Young was born April 8, 1930 in Van Lear. He was a Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife, Alka Moore Young; two sons, Lloyd Young, Jr., and Lowell Dean Young, both of Louisa; and a grandchild. The funeral was conducted Sunday at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Albert Horn. Burial was in Judd Cemetery in Louisa. Young Funeral Home in Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1991

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BOGGS, Mitchell Ray
1931-1991
Mitchell Ray Boggs, 60, of Blaine, died Thursday, Sep 19 at his home. Mr. Boggs was born May 18, 1931 at Blaine, a son of Earl and Sophie Edwards Boggs of Blaine. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sep 21 in the Boggs family cemetery. Additional survivors include a son, Mitchell Boggs of Ashland; 3 sisters, Juanita Green of Culver, Myrtle Salyers of Stephens and Mildred Castle of Blaine; 5 brothers, Edgar Boggs of Pinkerton, OH, Elmer Boggs of Centerburg, OH, Ralph Boggs of Galena, OH, and Darrell Gene Boggs and Earl Boggs, Jr., both of Blaine and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1991

BRYANT, Raymond G.
Raymond G. Bryant, died Sunday, Jul 14, at his residence in Columbus. Mr. Bryant was a retired Independent Mover and employee of Swift Packing Company for 18 years. He was a member of Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by mother, Lula Mae Stone; father, James Donnie Bryant, brother, Bernard Stone. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bert Miller Thursday, Jul 18. Interment was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are Joyce Bryant, daughters, Georgia Mae Fetherolf, Mary (Ulysses) Thompson; son, Jim (Kim) Bryant; brother Ray (Marilyn) O’Brien; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; half brothers and sisters, Joseph Stone, Lawrence (Shirley) Stone, Erma (Elmer) Collins, Wanda (Al) Smith and Wilma (George) Hicks. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

CHAFFIN, Otto
1922-1991
Otto Chaffin, 68 of Webbville, died Monday, Sep 9 from a sudden illness. Mr. Chaffin was born Dec 29, 1922 in Jean, KY, a son of the late Sam and Lillie Mae Jordan Chaffin. He was a retired Kentucky State Highway employee. He was a member of the Dry Fork Community Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 12 at the Webbville Community Church by the Rev. Dewey R. Hogston and Rev. Larry Fraley. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Perkins Chaffin, one daughter, Loretta Blevins, Webbville; 2 sisters, Irene Tussey and Loraine Tussey both of Columbus, OH: 3 brothers, Richard Chaffin, Orlando, FL, Roy Chaffin, Obetz, OH, David Chaffin, Groveport, OH and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Leo Chaffin, who died in 1971. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

DALTON, Burthan Thomas
1920-1991
Burthan Thomas Dalton, 70, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 10 at his home. Mr. Dalton was born Sep 24, 1920 at Webb, WV, a son of the late Scott and Nina Fowler Dalton. He was a former employee of the C & O Railroad, a member of Temple Belle Church and Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606, and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Dalton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Arbutus Dalton; a daughter, Georgann Johnson of Charleston; 2 sons, Jack Raymond Lampert of Kennerdell, PA and Burthan Thompson Dalton, II of Louisa; 5 brothers, Allan Dalton of Louisa, Taylor Dalton of Alexandria; Burle Edward Dalton of Mansfield, OH, Benjamin Harrison Dalton of Louisa and Bill Franklin Dalton of South Shore; 7 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1991

EVANS, Earl A.
1933-1991
Earl A. Evans, 58, of Daniels Fork, died Friday, Sep 6 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Evans was born Jan 29, 1933 in Ayersville, a son of the late Leo A. and Eva Wilson Evans. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Church of Christ at Cannonsburg. Graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lyons family cemetery at Blaine by the Rev. J. W. Holcomb. Surviving are 5 daughters: Sharon Williams, Hebron, IN, Karen Stevens, Morehead, KY, Roberta Townsley, Redlands, CA, Patsy Pearce, Eve Evans both of Fort Worth, TX; a son: Earl J. Evans of Fort Worth, TX; 5 sisters: Burnice Williams, Springfield, OH, Julia Bishop, Ashland, KY, Grettie Lyons, Blaine, Monnie Kelly, Flat Gap, Ethel Lyon, Portsmouth, OH; 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

GARLAND, Charles E.
1930-1991
Charles E. Garland, 61, of Lomansville, died Friday, Sep 20. Mr. Garland was born Apr 8,1930, in Burnsville, NC, a son of the late James and Tina Garland.  He was a welder for Bizwil, Inc. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 22 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, officiating was Harold Stevens. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Vanhoose Garland; one son, Mike Garland; 2 daughters, Donna Johnson and Karen Wellman; 4 brothers, Earl Garland, Ray Garland, Donald Garland and Glendon Garland; 4 sisters, Inez Lankford, Wanda Garland, Billie Garland and Betty Garland. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1991

HAMILTON, Lorraine (Johnson)
1912-1991
Lorraine Hamilton, 79, of Rock Island, IL, did Saturday, Sep 7 at Franciscan Hospital, in Illinois following an extended illness. Mrs. Hamilton was born Jun 8, 1912 in DeMoines, IA a daughter of the late Wylie and Nora McDavid Johnson. She was a member of the First Church of Nazarene. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday Sep 11 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa by Rev. Duane Brush. Surviving are her husband, Ray Hamilton, Rock Island, IL; 4 daughters, Lauretta Caldwell, Chicago, IL, Mary Ruth Hewitt, Milan, IL; Nora Jane Brush, Mexico, MO; Libby Ann Innes, Bradenton, FL, one son, Donald Hamilton, Louisa, KY; 3 sisters, Mary Wilcox, Grayson, KY, Elizabeth Ratliff, Ashland, KY, Alyce Roseberry, South Shore, KY; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

KELLY, Emma (Keeton-Sparks)
1918-1991
Emma Keeton Sparks Kelly was born Feb 14, 1918 in Morgan County and passed from this life on Sep 3, 1991 at the age of 73 years and 7 months old. Funeral services were held Sep 6 at Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Elmer Birchwell and Rev. John Pelphrey. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. She is the daughter of the late Spence and Nola Keeton. She was married to the late Ellis Sparks and to this union were born 7 children of which 2 preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband for the past 5 years, Emerson Kelly. Her surviving children are: Nola Mae (Morgan) Skaggs, Cora (Wilbur) Skaggs, Jimmy (Linda) Sparks, all of Martha; Junior Ray (Roberta) Sparks of Hebron, IN; and Lola (J.K.) Patrick of Blaine. Her stepchildren are: Anna Lee (Charlie) Jent, Inez (Richard) Caudill, Bob (Annabelle) Kelly of Morehead and Ollie Earl (Audra) Kelly of Royal Oak, MI; Emma has 12 grandchildren: Kay (Robert) Ison, Gary Skaggs, Richy Skaggs, Jennifer Skaggs, Beverly (Mike) Grabek, Billy Joe (Karen) Sparks, Denise (Jeff) Salyer, Dwayne Skaggs, Keith Patrick, Rayond Sparks, Tammy Sparks and Megan Chenault. She has three great grandchildren, Travis Ison, Lindsey Grabek and Lacey Grabek. She has 13 step grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Maxie Rowland, Dixie Collier, Merica Keeton and Pauline Bowen. Surviving brothers are Virgil Keeton, Hershel Keeton and Percy Keeton. She had one sister, Lois Keeton who preceded her in death. Her grandsons, Robert Ison, Ricky Skaggs, Gray Skaggs, Jeff salyer, Raymond Sparks and Dwyane Skaggs had the honor of being her pallbearers. She leaves behind a host of good neighbors and friends. She has been a Christian woman for 44 years. We feel our loss is truly Heaven’s gain. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

LAMPERT, William Lewis
1910-1991
William Lewis Lampert, 81, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Sep 5 at his home. Mr. Lampert was born Jun 6, 1910 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Thadeous and Grace Hancock Lampert. He was a retired employee of N & W Railroad. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 8 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Grethel Blankenship Lampert; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Frasher of Fort Gay and Patty Moore of Louisa; a sister, Thelma Slusher of Roanoke, VA and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

MCKINSTER, Zelma (Hanley)
1911-1991
Zelma Hanley McKinster, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Aug 31 in St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. McKinster was born Aug 29,1911, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Consie and Gracie Christian Hanley. She was a piano teacher and school teacher. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisa. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Sep 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa by Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Frank Billups McKinster; 2 sons, Charles A. McKinster of Arnold, MD and col. Lowell McKinster o Augusta, GA; and 6 grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1991

MILLER, Edgell Burns
1914-1991
Edgell Burns Miller, 77, of Man, WV, died Friday, Aug 30 in St. Mary’s Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Miller was born Jun 8, 1914,in Charley, a son of the late Minyard and Amanda Miller. He was a retired Logan County school bus driver and past owner of Miller’s Restaurant, a veteran of WWII. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 2 at Krantz McNeely Funeral Home by Rev. Donald Atkins. Entombment was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Edith Griffith Miller, one niece, Karen Capbell of Teays Valley, WV and one nephew, Charles B. Miller of  Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 4, 1991

MUNCY, Bennett Wade
1929-1991
Bennett Wade Muncy, 61, of Louisa, died Thursday in Humana Hosptial-Louisa. Mr. Muncy was born Nov 12, 1929, at Busseyville, a son of the late Jay  Gould and Dixie Ester Reynolds Muncy. He was retired from the Army, serving during World War II and in the Korean War, a real estate  broker and owner of Muncy Realty, a member of First United Methodist Church, a member and past post commander of Veterans of Foreign Ward 6103. He was a member of Louisa Rotary, Oddfellows, Order of Eastern Star, Eastern Kentucky Genealogical Society, Big Sandy Historical Society, Masonic Lodge 195, where was a past master, 32nd degree Mason, Apperson Lodge, Knights of Templar, Commandery 48 in Paintsville, a Kentucky Colonel and on the elite honor guard for President Harry Truman. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 15 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms and Rev James Doughton. Burial was in Muncy-Hayes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Opal Mae Hughes Muncy; 2 daughters: Miss Glenna Linton, Hudson, FL, Mrs. Violet Robertson, Fort Gay; 3 sons: Bennett Wade Muncy, Jr., Lexington, KY, David Jay Muncy, Louisa and Sgt., William Hampton Muncy, Ft. Knox, KY; 5 sisters: Mrs. Wanda Steffens, Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Bernice Thompson, Mrs. Mable Thompson, Mrs. Virginia Davis all of Mansfield, OH; Mrs. Violet Jordan, Dayton, OH, a brother: Ray Muncy, Gary, IN; 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 18,1991

PACK, Irene (Thompson)
1932-1991
Irene Thompson Pack, 59, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Sep 6 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. Mrs. Pack was born Jan 30, 1932 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the Pete Thompson of Fort Gay and the late Edna Hunt Thompson. She was a member of the Smith Chapel Community Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 2 a the Smith Chapel Community Church by Rev. Charles Thompson and the Rev. Taylor Jenkins. Burial was in Thompson family cemetery. Surviving, in addition to her father are 5 daughters, Oma Thompson, Mae Belle Mullett, Orpha Marie Mounts, Monnie Frances Pack and Lorna Osborne all of Fort Gay; 6 sons, Sherman Frederick Pack, Louis Pack, Ricky Lynn Pack, Vernon Pack and Ronnie Wilburn Pack, all of Fort Gay and Pete Pack of Mansfield, OH; 4 sisters, Evelyn Pack of Radnor, WV, Kizzie Marcum of Fort Gay, Kathleen Short of Louisa and Dorothy Thornhhill of Jackson, OH and 5 brothers, Charles Edward Thompson, Glen Thompson, William Thompson, Arbie Thompson and Roy Lee Thompson, all of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 11, 1991

PREECE, Ambia (Shannon)
1906-1991
Ambia Shannon Preece, 85, of Louisa died Sunday, Sep 15 at the home of her daughter, Mary Emma Walker. She was the wife of the late William H. Preece who died in 1979. Mrs. Preece was born Feb 15, 1906, a daughter of the late W. M. Shannon and Mollie Blaine Parker Shannon. She was a retired school teacher for Lawrence County School system for 38 years. She was a member of the Retired Teacher Association. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 17 at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Waymen McGuire. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Emma Walker and Mrs. Bonnie Thompson, both of Louisa; one son, Shannon Preece, Louisa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Wallace of Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Pauline Chapman, Mechanicsburg, OH; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1991

QUISENBERRY, William
1916-1991
William Colby Quisenberry, 74, died Thursday, Sep 19, I Mansfield General Hospital. Mr. Quisenberry was born Oct 3, 1916 in Louisa. He was a retired employee of Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. for 28 years, a member of Masonic Temple Lodge No. 35 and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army. Funeral services were conducted Monday Sep 23 by the Rev. David J. Pound. Burial was in Mansfield Cemetery and military services were held at the graveside. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Clorial Burens. Surviving are his wife, Jane Webb Quisenberry; 3 brothers, Chad Quisenberry of Columbus, John Quisenberry of Louisa, and Richard Quisenberry of Chesapeake, OH; 5 sisters, Lois Mockay of Covington, KY, Shirley Hills of Bridgetown, NJ, Ann Daugherty of Kentucky, Dorothy Quisenberry of Louisa and Betty Rozes of New York City and several cousins. Big Sandy News, Sep 25, 1991

RATCLIFFE, Roy H.
1926-1991
Roy H. Ratcliffe, 65, of Louisville, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday I Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Ratcliffe was born Jan 10, 1926 in Wheelwright, a son of the late Harry and Georgia Owen See Ratcliffe. He was a retired teacher, a member of Buchel Methodist Church in Louisville, and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 14 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms and the Rev. William M. Ratcliffe. Burial was in the See Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mary Margaret Ratcliffe Sammuuels of Louisville, Charlotta Noyes, Anna Lee Ratcliffe and Carolyn H. Ratcliffe all of Crestview, FL; 3 brothers, Clark Ray Ratcliffe of Winchester, VA; Burl G. Ratcliffe of St. Albans, WV and Jack F. Ratcliffe of Rochester, NY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 18,1991

WALDECK, Mort
1905-1991
Mort Waldeck, 86, of Gravette, AZ died Wednesday, Sep 4 at Bates Memorial Hospital in Bentonville. Mr. Waldeck was born Jul 6, 1905 at Louisa to James J. Waldeck and Daisy Skeens Waldeck. Mr. Waldeck was a builder contractor in Sturtevant, WS. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. He attended the Methodist Church. He moved to the Gravette area from Union Grove, WS in 1973. Memorial services were Saturday, Sep 7 at Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Gravette by the Rev. Sam Long. Mr. Waldeck was preceded in death by a son, Morton C. Waldeck, Jr. on Feb 1, 1985. Survivors include his wife, June C. Bohr Waldeck of Gravette; a son, Robert Edward Waldeck of Cape Coral, FL; one daughter, Doreen Fortier of Racine, WS; one sister, Betty Larson of Bessemer, MI; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 18, 1991

WELLS, Otis
1920-1991
Otis Wells, 70, of Blaine, died Thursday, Sep 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wells was born Dec 6, 1920, at Webbville, a son of the late Lonnie and Gracie Cooper Wells. He was a retired coal miner with Youngstown Mine Corporation for 36 years and a member of Caines Creek Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 22 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Caldwell Wells, 3 daughters: Sylvia Jane White, Manassas, VA, Ottie Mae Creech, Louisa, Kathy Marcella Stollings, Logan, WV, a son: Dwayne Otis Wells, South Point, OH; a sister: Opal Alexander, route 2, Webbville, 5 brothers: Charles Wells, Logan, WV, Donald Wells, Carson Wells, and Bob Wells, all of Blaine, Leonard Wells, Ashland, KY; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 25, 1991

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OCTOBER

ARRINGTON, Charlie
1918-1991
Charlie Arrington, 72, of Blaine, died Friday, Oct 4, at his home. Mr. Arrington was born Oct 11, 1918, in Blaine, a son of the late Harry and Rebecca Bowling Arrington. He was a retired farmer and a minister for 23 years and a member of Brushy United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 7 at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by Joe Cantrell, Greg Lewis and Thirel Daniel, Elders. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Della Harris Arrington, 2 daughters: Mrs. Juanita West, Blaine, Mrs. Rita Lynn Smith, Fort Gay; 2 sons: Kenneth Arrington and Chuck Arrington both of Blaine; a sister: Mrs. Perlina Slone, Blaine, a brother: Woodrow Arrington, Cannonsburg, KY; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 9,1991

BLACKBURN, Onolda (Shannon)
1897-1991
Onolda Shannon Blackburn, 94, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 17, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods. Mrs. Blackburn was born Mar 31, 1897 in Trace Branch, a daughter of the late James and Laura Brooks Shannon. Her husband, Freelin Blackburn, preceded her in death. She was a former teacher. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 20 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Bernice Martin and Evelyn Moore, both of Flatwoods, June Sayre of Columbus and Marilyn Thompson of Gilbert, AZ; a son, Jack Blackburn of DeGraff, OH; a brother, Ollie Shannon of Columbus; 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1991

BLACKBURN, Peyton
Rev. Peyton Blackburn, 67, a Lawrence County native, member and former Pastor of the Hillview Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from David Davies Packing after 20 years, a Veteran of WWII. Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents, A. W. and Ella J. Blackburn, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. The funeral was conducted at Hillview Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ross Fox and Rev. Delmar Sparks. Interment was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Edna Gullett Blackburn; 2 daughters, Carol Willadean Brickey and Betty Jean Endicott; 3 sons, Cecil Payton, Rev. Bobby Joe Payton, and Timothy Wayne Payton; 7 sisters, Ethel Miller, Thelma Chapman, Maxine Yinger, Nevel Elkins, and Phyllis Hayes all of Columbus, OH; Gwendolyn Sanger and Mary Sowers of Oak Hill, WV; 9 grandchildren and  5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1991

BLAIR, Connie
1918-1991
Connie Blair, 73, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday, Oct 4. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Blair. Mrs. Blair was born Jul 15, 1918 in Floyd County. She is the daughter of the late Denzel and Sally Burchett Ratliff. She was a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 6 at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Raleigh (Chuck) Blair of route 1, Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 9,1991

BRUCKNER, Maria Paula
1909-1991
Maria Paula Bruckner, 82, of Webbville, died Tuesday, Sep 24 at her home. Mrs. Bruckner was born Jan 8, 1909 in Poschetzau, Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Anton and Theresia Luusperger Bruckner. She was a former teacher and engraver and was of the Catholic faith. Graveside services were held Thursday 26 at Campbell Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are one daughter, Elke Campbell of Webbville; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 2, 1991

CASSELL, Edford (Eddie)
1911-1991
Edford (Eddie) Cassell, 79, 626 Pindar St., Urbana, OH. Mr. Cassell was born Nov 26, 1911 in Louisa, a son of Fred and Vergie (Hannah) Cassell. He was retired from Midland Ross Grimes Division. He attended the International Denomination Church of Urbana. He was a horse trainer and for many years assisted in 4-H with horses. He was a member of Harmony Lodge 8 FAM, Urbana Chapter 34-RAM, Urbana Council 59 RSM. He was survived by his wife of 62 years Monnie (Hayes); daughter, and son in law Aurilla and Edward Dingey; son and daughter in law, Bobby and Beverly Cassell all of Urbana; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. L.B. (Carmie) Hayes and Daisy Cassell both of Louisa, Mrs. Delmar (Dorthy) Moore of Columbus; 2 brothers, Hesie Dean Cassell and Freddie Cassell both of Blaine. Services will be held Wednesday, Oct 30 at 1:30 at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Rev. Arnold Moore officiating. Burial in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1991

CRABTREE, Henry Fred
1929-1991
Henry Fred Crabtree, 60, of Webbville, died Saturday, Oct 5 in Grant Hospital. Mr. Crabtree was born Mar 14, 1929 in Chattaroy, WV, a son of the late Henry and Daisy Francis Hall Crabtree. He was a retired employee of White Westinghouse, member of the Masonic Lodge, Madison Lodge number 221, Army Korean War Veteran and a former member of Obetz city council. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Oct 8 at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Buck Hogston and Rev. Noah Wilks. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Surviving are his ex-wife, Hazel Crabtree of Columbus; 2 daughters, Andrea Lee Vernon and Sandrea Sue Marioth both of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Fredrick Lee Crabtree and George William Crabtree both of Columbus; 2 sisters, Chloie Jane Miller of Columbus and Elsie Mae Cramblit of Obetz, OH; 2 brothers, William James Crabtree and Franklin D. Crabtree both of Obetz; 3 foster children, Charlotte Neeshan, Edith New and Linda Neumoff all of Columbus and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 9,1991

DAMRON, Josephine
1920-1991
Josephine Damron, 71, of Ashland, died Sunday, Oct 13 following an extended illness. Mrs. Damron was born Jan 27, 1920 in Chapman, a daughter of the late Don and Melvina Hamilton Damron. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Orpha Damron, Edna Damron Fugate and Virginia Damron Burchett; 3 brothers, James Damron, Mack Damron and Odis Glendon Damron . She was an accountant and bookkeeper, a member of Gallup United Methodist church, Chapman; an Order of Eastern Star #119 Ashland; Kentucky Colonel; past Matron Order of Eastern Star 434, Wayland, KY. The funeral was conducted Wednesday Oct 9, at Gallup United Methodist church by Rev. E. W. Damron. Burial was in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Surviving are 5 nephews, Harry Damron, Eddie Damron, Ronald Damron, Donald Damron and Gary Preston; 4 nieces, Wanda Ewing, Helen Burrowes, Joyce Morrow and Glenda Akers. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1991

FRAZIER, Edith Virginia (Doss)
1919-1991
Edith Virginia Doss Frazier, 71, died Saturday, Oct 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Frazier was born Oct 22, 1919 in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Fred and Tennie Pennington Doss. She was a housewife and a member of Spruce Lick Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 22 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Doss Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 5 daughters, Patty Marcum, Tennie Fraley, Kathie Johnson, Jenny Rose all of Fort Gay and Rita Caperton of Ceredo; 6 sons, Billy Frazier, Jerry Frazier, both of Fort Gay, Charles Frazier of Mansfield, OH, James Frazier of Urbana, Max Frazier, Jr., and Danny Frazier both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Lizzie Wellman of Fort Gay, Corene Frazier and Julia Pratt of Mansfield, OH; 7 brothers, Fred Doss, jr., Eugene Doss, Kenneth Doss, Richard Doss and roger Doss all of Fort Gay, Leonard Doss of Lavalette, and David Doss of Mansfield, OH; 39 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1991

HAYES, Jefferson A.
1929-1991
Lawrence County native, Jefferson A. Hayes, 62, of Kettering, OH, died Sunday, Oct 20 following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born Oct 7, 1929, in Louisa, a son of the late Dr. William A. and Monnie Moore Hayes. He was a retired Controller for Dayton Power and Light Company, a graduate of Louisa High School and Marshall University and a member of First United Methodist Church of Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 24, at 1 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Lowell Langefield. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Julia L. Hayes of Kettering, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arta Ruth Thompson of Ashland and Mrs. Virginia Sue Sharpe of El Paso, TX. Heston-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 23, 1991

HOLT, Arlie Jason
1975-1991
Arlie Jason (Jay Bo) Holt, 16, of Louisa died Saturday, Oct 26. Mr. Holt was born Oct 3, 1975, in Louisa  a son of Michael Ray Holt of Fallsburg and Debbie Lemaster of Louisa. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 29 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving in addition to his parents are his stepfather, Mack Lemaster and 2 sisters, Melinda Peterman of Fort Sill, OK and Melissa Henson of Frankfort, KY; maternal grandmother, Wilma Thompson of route 3, Louisa, great grandmothers, Iva Evans of Morehead and Nell Thompson of Louisa; paternal grandparents, Paul and Cleva Holt of Fort Gay. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 30,1991

JOHNSON, Lucy (Frasher)
1903-1991
Lucy Johnson, 88, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Monday, Sep 23 I Jupiter Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born Jul 11, 1903, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Thomas and Cuzzie Wilson Frasher. The funeral was conducted Friday, 27 at Young funeral Home by the  Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Kelley of Jupiter; a son, Marvin Johnson of Fort Gay; 25 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 2, 1991

NAPIER, Virginia Kay (Horn)
1948-1991
Virginia Kay Napier, 43, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 27, in Kings Daughters Medical Center. She was the wife of Larry M. Napier. Mrs. Napier was born Jul 10, 1948, in Calf Creek, KY, a daughter of Elsie Allen Horn of Fallsburg and the late Earsel Horn. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 30 at 2 at the Calf Creek United Baptist Church by the Rev. Chester Laffery. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery at Calf Creek, KY. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are one daughter, Michelle Burkes, 2 sisters, Donna Randall and Betty Horn Nelson, all of route 4, Louisa; 3 brothers, Eugene Horn of Covington; Clarence  Fenton Horn and Earsel Horn, Jr., both of route 4, Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 30, 1991

RAMEY, Charlie A.
1914-1991
Charlie A. Ramey, 77, of Fort Gay, died Monday in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Ramey was born Feb 7, 1914 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Abner Josief and Ella Goodson Ramey. He was a retired employee of the N & W railroad and International Nickel Company. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 10 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Copley. Burial was in Hardwick Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Copley Ramey, a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Florence) Thompson of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Charles E. Ramey of Columbus, OH and Frank H. Ramey of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Ethel Clagg of Idaho, Alma Patton of Shelby, OH, Thelma Jordan of Mansfield, OH, and Frances Warren of Barboursville, WV, a brother, Earl Bartram of Shelby; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 16, 1991

ROBINSON, Eligaha
1932-1991
Eligaha J. (Ginseng) Robinson, 59, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Sep 27 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington following a long illness. Mr. Robinson was born Mar 2, 1932 at Dunlow, a son of the late Noah and Louemma Crum Robinson. He was a retired steelworker and retired from the Air Force. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist church and veteran of Korean and Vietnam Wars. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 1, at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Brewer. Burial was in the Robinson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dale Gall Robinson; 5 sons, Larry Robinson of Sharon Springs, NY, Randy Robinson and Sam Robinson, both of Fort Gay, Robbie Robinson of Huntington and Noah (Nicky) Robinson of the Air Force serving in Spain; 6 daughters, Mrs. David (Patti) Bauman of Holt, MI, Peggy
Robinson of Lorain, OH, Mrs. Roger (Emmy) Hatch of Kingsville, OH, Mrs. Scott (Pam) Bahne and Mrs. Dennis (Rockie Lynn) Hurrell, both of the Air Force serving in Germany; and Delores Robinson of Greensboro, NC; 2 brothers,  James Robinson of Beaver and Curtis Robinson of Dunlow; 4 sisters, Nanny Queen of Wheelersburg, OH, Ida Campbell of Conneaut, OH, Ollie Ferguson of Kingsville, and Blanche Rutherford of Dunlow and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 2, 1991

SALYERS, Alva J.
1910-1991
Alva J. Salyers, 81, of Blaine, died Thursday, Sep 26 in Kettering Memorial Hospital. Mr. Salyers was born Jun 20, 1910 in Blaine, a son of the late Benjamin and Amanda Brown Salyers. He was a retired instrument and model maker for General Electric. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delta Wheeler who died in 1973 and his second wife, Irene Anderson Salyers who died in April 1991. the funeral was conducted at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Tivis Lyons and Mike Foraker. Burial was in Tark Hill Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Gene Salyers of Crossville, TN; one daughter, Fern Wood of Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 2, 1991

SMITH, David Michael
1948-1991
David Michael Smith, 43, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Oct 20, following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Apr 1, 1948, in Wolf Creek, WV, a son of Don Smith and Cora Smith Akers of Fort Gay. He was self employed at a saw mill. The funeral was Tuesday, Oct 22 at the Community Chapel Church by Rev. Walter Smith and Rev. John Cavins. Burial was in Mathews Cemetery at Lick Log, WV. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his mother, Cora Akers of Fort Gay; one daughter, Sandra Lea Slone of Louisa; 2 sons, Michael Smith and William Smith both of Hager Hill; 2 brothers, Sam Smith of Prichard, WV and Robert Smith of Fort Gay; 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 23, 1991

SMITH, Lois (Davis)
1926-1991
Lois Davis Smith, 65, of Lomansville, died Saturday, Oct 26, following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born May 12, 1926, in Ulysses, a daughter of the late Burns Davis and Okie Young Davis of Lowmansville. She was a retired hair dresser from Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 29 at Heston & Wilson Funeral home by the Rev. Harold Stevens and Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Surviving are 5 sisters, Opal M. Kadel and Betty Jean Crans of Naples, FL, Barbara Cundiff, Helen Rae Schmid, Patsy Sue Black, all of Columbus, OH, 3 brothers, Marion Curtis Davis, Springfield, OH; Scofield Davis, Lowmansville, and Willis Wray Davis. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1991

VANHORN, Galba David
1905-1991
Galba David VanHorn, 86, of 1455 Townley Drive, died Tuesday, Oct 8 at 2:30 p.m. of a heart attack at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. His wife, Eva Wheeler VanHorn, preceded him in death Jan 31, 1991. He was born Apr 15, 1905 in Buchanan KY, a son of the late Hence and Bertha Miller VanHorn. He was a graduate of Louisa High School and of Morehead State Normal School and teacher college, He also attended Eastern Kentucky University and taught school in Lawrence, Carter and Montgomery Counties before moving to Lexington in 1935 when he became associated with the National Institute of Public Health Service Hospital. He retired in 1971, having served as biological laboratory technician in the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Division of Research, Addiction Research Center. He published many professional papers. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, David Lee VanHorn, a daughter in law, Barbara Ashley VanHorn and a grandson, Lee Russell Van Horn, all of Lexington, a daughter, Beatrice Eva VanHorn Rose and son in law, the Rev. William Harrison Rose of Bluffton, SC, a sister, Mabel Van Horn, Shivel of Buchanan and a cousin, Edna Miller Davenport of Ashland. Funeral services were held at 11 Friday, Oct 11 at the Whitehall Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Lewis M. Ricketts and Dr. Al Gwinn. The Rev. William Rose conducted committal services at the Lexington Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Oct 16, 1991

VINSON, Joseph Hiram
1913-1991
Joseph Hiram Vinson, 77, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Sep 30 at his home. Mr. Vinson was born Nov 27, 1913 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Samuel Z. and Daisy Pauley Vinson. He was a retired employee with Globe Union Manufacturing. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Glen Thompson. Burial wa sin Pauley Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Exterkemp of Batavia, OH; one sister, Mary Craven of Kettering, OH; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 9,1991

WELLS, Charles
1923-1991
Charles Wells, 68, of Catlettsburg, died Friday, Oct 25 at his home. Mr. Wells was born Apr 2, 1923, a son of the late Moscoe and Ora Caskey Wells. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 27 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Wells family cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Avanelle Smith Wells; 2 daughters, Mrs. Danny Joe Workman and Mrs. Donald Richard Frazier, both of Louisa, a son, Gary Wells of Louisa; 3 stepdaughters, Rhonda Runyon, Brenda Adams and Anita Pilgrim, all of Catlettsburg; a stepson, Gregory Harman of Catlettsburg; a sister, Myrtle Wright of Louisa and 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 30, 1991

WRIGHT, Paul
1926-1991
Paul Wright, 65, of Lexington formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 30 in U. K. Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born Sep 1, 1926 in Flatwoods, a son of the late Cyrus and Kathryn Clark Wright. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Lexington, a retired superintendent of schools at Lawrence County and former superintendent of Silver Grove Independent Schools. He was also former principal of Harrison County High School and former principal and football coach in the Hazard Independent School systems. He was a Little All-American Football player at Easter Kentucky University, a member of the Lexington Lions Club and Louisa Rotary Club. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct 4 at Heston-Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Lexington. Surviving are his wife, Frances Wright of Lexington; one son, Jerry P. Wright of Frankfort; 2 daughters, Kathryn F. Wright of Lawrenceburg and Gina L. Wright of Memphis, TN; one sister, Elizabeth Miller of Columbus; one brother, Frank Wright of Greenup; one granddaughter, Katelyn N. Wright of Frankfort and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were conducted by Heston-Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 9, 1991

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ADAMS, Delbert
1913-1991
Delbert Adams, 78, of Newark, OH formerly of Circleville, died Monday Nov 18 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Mr. Adams was born Sep 10,1 913 in Overda, KY, a son of the late Greer and Easter Chaffins Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Thompson Adams, a daughter, Patricia and a son Delbert, 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and one sister. He was a retired warehouseman from Big Bear in Columbus. Funeral service was conducted Thursday, Nov 21 at the Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville with the Rev. Henry Adams officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Jack (Judy) Adams Florida; 5 daughters, Bonetta Chaffins, Grove City, OH, Phyllis (Herald) Tatman, Kingston; Ruth (Joe) Callihan, Newark, Betty (Jack) Floyd, Mansfield and Linda (Eddie) Moore, Grove City; 3 brothers, Elzie Adams, Marysville, Woodrow Adams, Obetz and Clyde Adams, Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

ADAMS, Elbert “Ebb”
1911-1991
Elbert “Ebb” Adams, 80, of Mayslick, formerly of Adams, died Monday, Nov 18 at his home. Mr. Adams was born Jan 17, 1911 in Lewis County, a son of the late Greenville and Easter Chaffin Adams. He was owner of Adams Logging Company and a member of the Church of God. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 22, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Darrell Priode and Howard Gelter. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Thelma J. Payne Adams;  3 daughters: Dorothy Hayes, Jonesboro, TN,  Joyce Priode, Louisa, Bertha Prince, Adams, KY; 5 brothers: Jonas J. Adams, Maysville, KY, Fred N. Adams, Columbus, OH, James E. Adams, Flemingsburg, KY, Ronald Gene Adams, Webbville, KY and Donald D. Adams, Louisa; 3 brothers: Elza Adams, Williamsport, OH, Clyde Adams, Kingston, OH, Woodrow Adams, Columbus; 27 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

 

AKERS, Blanch (Robertson)
1926-1991
Blanch Robertson Akers, 65, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Akers was born Apr 22, 1926 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Freelin and Fannie Robertson. Her husband, Garland Akers, preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 8 at Oak Grove Church in Fort Gay. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 6 daughters, Addie Robinette of Randleman, NC and Lorine Ferguson, Doris Jervis, Audrey Workman, Linda Dingess and Diana Sanders, all of Fort Gay; a son, Garland Akers, Jr., of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Julie Jackson, Alice Thompson, and Thursie Robertson, all of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, James Robertson of Fort Gay and Willard Robertson of Prichard; 32 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1991

BURTON, Hattie Jane (Berry)
1890-1991
Hattie Jane Burton, 100, of Louisa, died Nov 6 after a short illness at the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center where she resided for 7 years.  Mrs. Burton was born in Ellen, in Lawrence County, Dec 4, 1890, a daughter of the late Greenville Thompson Berry and Louvena Catherine Hackney Berry. She was preceded  in death by her husband, Samuel Worthington Burton in 1975 and their son, Heyward Burton in 1941. She was a retired teacher from the Lawrence County school system, a retired postmaster with 30 years service at Ellen, a life-time member of the United Methodist Church, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Blaine Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are 2 daughters,  Mrs. Louise Kingsmore of Louisa and Mrs. Arline Skaggs of Martha, a grandson, Sam Kingsmore, 2 granddaughters, Karen Kennedy and Janet Beckelheimer, 7 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild all of Louisa. The funeral was conducted Nov 10 at the Young Funeral Chapel in Louisa, by the Revs. Weyman McGuire and Kenneth Sturgill. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Pallbearers were Sam Kingsmore, Wesley Kingsmore, Christopher Kearns, Morris Kennedy, Gregory Beckelheimer and Dalton Brooks. Donna McDowell, Velva Mayanrd, Judy Chaney, Pansy Bryant, Pamela Pigg, Shirley DeBord, Verlena Pack, nurses at the Geriatric Center served as honorary pallbearers. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1991

DANIELS, John
1941-1991
Lawrence County High School was stunned Monday morning by the sudden death of special education teacher and assistant Bulldog football coach John Daniels. Daniels died of a heart attack early Monday at his home in Paintsville. Daniels taught special education, assisted with the football squad for 4 years and assisted with the basketball team for 3 seasons. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, who is a teacher in Paintsville High School, a daughter, Courtney, who is a senior at Lawrence County High School and a son, John, now a sophomore at Morehead State. John Jr., came to LCHS with his father and spent two very successful seasons on the Bulldog football and basketball teams. The whole school system was saddened by the news of Daniels’ death, including head Bulldog football coach Billy Goldsmith. “We are losing a very fine teacher, coach and more importantly, a close friend, “ Goldsmith said. “I feel very fortunate to have known him and I have never seen a person that the world family meant more to than him. “I hope John’s family gets though this all right and I wish them the best through these very trying circumstances.” Goldsmith also said the team is going to dedicate the rest of the season to Daniels. Daniels’ funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Paintsville High School Gymnasium. The Lawrence County schools will be in session only half a day Thursday to allow those wishing to attend the funeral an opportunity to do so. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1991

DOSS, Kathleen (Webb)
Kathleen Webb Doss, 49, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Nov 7 at her home. Mrs. Doss was born in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Earl Dewey and Bessie Robertson Webb. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 9 at Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Doss family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Franklin Eugene Doss, a daughter, Doris Ann Parsley of Fort Gay; a son, Franklin Eugene Doss, Jr., of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Dewey Lee Webb and Elmer Ray Webb both of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Betty Jean Duncan of Columbus, OH, Helen Frazier, Rebecca Hardwick and Lillian Hundley, all of Fort Gay and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1991

HALL, Lou (Ratcliffe)
1902-1991
Lou Hall, 89, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 19, following a long illness. She was the wife of W. A. Hall. Mrs. Hall was born Oct 19, 1902 in Clifford a daughter of William and Etta Frazier Ratcliffe. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Nov 21, at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Ratcliffe Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Niza Allen, Gulf Breeze, FL; Betty Hall, Louisa, Bille Ferguson, Ashland; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

HAMMOND, Edgell (Ball)
1909-1991
Edgell Ball Hammond, 82, of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a sudden illness. She was the wife of the late Eskel Hammond who passed away in 1979. Mrs. Hammond was born in Overda, KY, a son of the late Andrew and Martha Webb Ball. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 25 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Ercel Hammond of Columbus; 2 brothers, Edison Ball of Columbus, Bill Ball of Pensacola, FL; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

JACKSON, Mary Elizabeth
1927-1991
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 64, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Oct 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Jackson was born Apr 7, 1927 in Hardinsburg, a daughter of the late Edmund and Ethel Adkins Jackson. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 3 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery in Prichard, WV. Surviving are 4 daughters, 2 sons, and one sister. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1991

LIVELY, Nora Hazel (Bryant)
1905-1991
Nora Hazel Lively, 85, of Huntington, died Wednesday, Nov 20, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Howard W. Lively who passed away in 1987. Mrs. Lively was born Dec 14, 1905 in Rowan County, KY, a daughter of William and Ella Porter Bryant. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 22 at Jefferson Ave Church of God by the Rev. Danny Hodges. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington. Surviving are 2 sisters, Ethel Hay of Florence, KY, formerly of Louisa, Anna Mae Whitt of Sciotoville, OH, one brother, Audy Fraley of Kettering, OH several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

MCHENRY, Golda
1919-1991
Golda McHenry, 72, of route 2, Louisa died Monday, Nov 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa, following a long illness. Mrs. McHenry was born Jun 3, 1919, in Cherryville, a daughter of the late Rozella and Samuel McHenry. She was of the United Baptist faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Nov 13, at 2 p.m. Young Funeral Home by Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in the McHenry family cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Elmer McHenry of Turkey Creek, KY, several nephews and nieces. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1991

RUSSELL, Doris Lee ( Borders)
1942-1991
Mrs. Doris Lee Borders Russell, 49 of East Lynn, WV, died Thursday Nov 14, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Russell was born Feb 20, 1942 in River, KY, a daughter of the late Glen and Carmie Brickles Borders. She was formerly self-employed in home health care. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov 17 at Johnson-Nichols Funeral Home at Wayne, by Rev. Leston Falloway. Burial was in Borders Cemetery near Ulysses. Survivors include the husband, Harold Holt Russell; 2 daughters, Brenda Faye Frye of Charlotte, NC an Shelia Maye Moore of Wayne; 3 sons, Roger Lee Johnson of Wayne, Noah Franklin Crum and David Allen Crum , both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Vivian M. Helms of Naples, KY and Joyce R. Spears of Cincinnati; 3 brothers, Virgil E. Price of Urbana, Howard G. Borders of Ulysses and Joseph L. Borders of Hawaii; 4 grandchildren, Michael Scott Johnson, Krysta Shenae Moore, Jessica Leigh Frye, and Kayla Ann Frye and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1991

THOMPSON, Berdie (Pratt)
1907-1991
Berdie Pratt Thompson, 83, of Radnor, died Wednesday, Nov 6, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec 24, 1907 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Pharoah and Henrietta Haton Pratt. She was a member of Fairmont United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 9 at Fairmont United Baptist Church at Missouri Branch by Elders gid Marcum, Flem Stepp, and Charlie Meddings. Burial was in the Damron Community Cemetery in Radnor. Surviving are her husband, Fred Thompson, a daughter, Lorene Damron of Radnor; 4 sons, Wilburn Thompson, Archie Lee Thompson, Roy Vernon Thompson all of Fort Gay and Kenneth Murl Thompson of Wayne; 2 sisters, Marie Perry of Kenova and Hester Pinson of Wheelersburg, OH; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 13, 1991

THOMPSON, Colleen (New)
Colleen M. Thompson, 61, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 16 at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. Mrs. Thompson was born in Williamson, WV. She was a retired sales clerk, a member of Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters. She also was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Titusville. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 19, at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville with an Eastern Star service. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Titusville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Pauline Lamb of Titusville and Joan Cooner of Port St. John; 4 brothers, Bill New of Louisa, Charles New, Bob New and Larry New, and one sister, Irene Tabor all of Titusville; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 27, 1991

THOMPSON, Fay Larkin
1933-1991
Fay Larkin Thompson, 58, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born Feb 2, 1933, in Louisa, a daughter of Hazel Martinek of Carlton, MI. She was preceded in death by her grandparents who reared her, Marion and Lucy Bell Thompson. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 1 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother are 4 sisters, Jean Leach, Lincoln Park, MI, Kathy Barnes, Trenton, MI, Betty Taylor, and Debbie Smith both of Rockwood, MI, a brother: Elmer Childers, Rockwood, MI. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 6, 1991

THOMPSON, Mary (Davis)
1902-1991
Mary Thompson, 89, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Nov 13 at Peoples Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born Jul 19, 1902 in Rome County, WV, a daughter of the late Martha and Albert Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Thompson. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Nov 16 by Clergyman, Ronnie Saul, at Thompson Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are one daughter, Cloie Young of Mansfield, one son, William Nichols of California; 2 sisters, Jane Wilson and Susan Leadenham and 63 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 20, 1991

WEEKS, James Allen
1947-1991
James Allen Weeks, 44, of Oranville, OH, died Monday Oct 28 following a long illness Mr. Weeks was born Jan 23, 1947, a son of Mary Blackburn Sawers and the late Clarence Weeks. He was preceded in death by his father and step father, Willard Sawers and grandparents, A. W. and Ella Blackburn. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 31, at the Gresser Funeral Home inn Oranville, OH. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nancy, one son, Mike Weeks, 3 brothers, Clarence Wayne Weeks, Howard Weeks and Ricky Sawers; aunts, Gwendalyn Sanger, Ethel Miller, Maxine Yinger, Thelma Chapman, Nevelyn Elkins and Phyllis Hayes. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1991

WELLMAN, Leo
1908-1991
Leo Wellman, 83, of route 4, Louisa, died Friday in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wellman was born Jun 19, 1908, in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Clabe and Drusie Akers Wellman. A wife, Mary A. Wellman, preceded him in death. He was a retired school bus driver from the Lawrence county school system and a former merchant. He taught Sunday School at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 19, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston and the Rev. James H. Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Arnolee C. Wellman, route 4, Louisa, 2 daughters: Geraldine Stevens, Flatwoods, KY, Peggy Roberts, Louisa; a son: Gene Wellman, Spring Valley, WV; 2 step daughters: Arlene Evans, Grayson, KY, Lisa Webb, Charlotte Harbor, FL, 2 step sons: David Adams, Webbville, KY, Tom Adams, Inez, KY; 4 sisters: Ernestine Duncan, Mellie Eastrean, Griffith Spary, all of Sciotoville, OH, Agness Judy Southern of Arroyo Grande, CA; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 20, 1991

WORKMAN, Teddy
1964-1991
Teddy Workman, 26, formerly of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Nov 2 as a result of an auto accident. Mr. Workman was born Dec 28, 1964 in Louisa, a son of Jay Workman of Jackson, OH and Blanch Johnson Maynard of Argos, IN. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 5 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Cavins. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Christina M. Workman, Argos, IN; 4 sisters, Alice Bartram, Louisa, Judy Ann Dean, Margie Frasher, both of Fort Gay; Fran Frasher of Stepptown, WV; 4 brothers, Richard Workman, Plymouth, IN, Terry Workman and Roger Workman both of Jackson, OH; Scottie Workman of Huntington, WV; and paternal grandparents, Harry and Alice Johnson of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 6, 1991

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ADAMS, Lennie
Lennie Adams, 63, of Zanesville, formerly of Circleville, died Monday, Dec 16 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Adams was born Nov 15, in Pickaway County. He was the son of the late Ernest and Kathryn Kness Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Denny Adams.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec 19 at Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home with Paul Elswich officiating. Burial was in  Meade Cemetery. Surviving are 3 brothers, Larry and Bill Adams of Stoutsville and Donald Adams of Spanway, WA; one sister, Evelyn (Charles) Stevens of Sumerset. Mr. Adams was the grandson of Tommy and Martha Adams of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1991

AKERS, Pricie (Damron)
1910-1991
Pricie Damron Akers, 81, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 17 following an extended illness. Mrs. Akers was born Apr 10, 1910 in Hellier, KY, a daughter of the late Rans and Rachel Kidd Damron. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec 20, by Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial was in Akers Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack Isaac of Louisa; Mrs. Sherman Martin of Drift, KY, one son, Wayne Akers, Drift, KY; 6 brothers, Sylas Damron of Tennessee, James Damron of Hellier, KY, Clyde Damron of Elkhorn City, KY, Everett Damron of Ironton, OH, Johnny Damron of Louisa; and Lee Kidd of Taylor, MI: one sister, Cindy Caudill, Blackie, KY; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 24, 1991

BELCHER, Allan J.
1954-1991
Allan J. Belcher, 37, of Fort Gay, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 4 at his home. Mr. Belcher was born Jul 9,1 954, in Louisa, a son of Gentry and Dorothy Spencer Belcher of Fort Gay. His wife, Mary Litteral Belcher, preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 7 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Mack Featheroff. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Alehsa) Davis of Kenova; one brother, Garrett Belcher of Huntington; one sister, Lois Yong of Pasadena, TX and a granddaughter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1991

BOWEN, Noah
1925-1991
Noah Bowen, 66, of Inez, died Friday, Dec 13 following an extended illness. He was the husband of Magdalene Fitch Bowen. Mr. Bowen was born Apr 21, 1925, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Jessie and Alice Preston Bowen. He was a track laborer for the C & O Railroad and a member of the Vineyard United Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 15 at Vineyard United Baptist church by the Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Bowen family cemetery. Surviving are in addition to his wife, 3 sons: Phillip Bowen, route 3, Inez, Noah Bowen, Jr. and Jessie Lee Bowen both of route 5, Louisa; a half sister: Rena Mae Spaulding, Inez, KY, a step sister: Barbara Bowen, Route 5, Louisa, a step brother: Clifford Damron, Louisa; 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1991

CHAPMAN, Willis W.
1922-1991
Willis W. Chapman, 69, of Logansport, IN, died Friday, Nov 15 at his residence. He was the husband of Dora Jean Hickman. Mr. Chapman was born Aug 19, 1922 at Chapman, KY, a son of the late Z. W. and Della Fugett Chapman. He was a retired self-employed worker in sales and construction; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Ward, having served in World War II; also a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 18, in Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mack Geoglein officiating. Burial was in Shedeler Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his wife are one stepdaughter, Sue Ann Hayden of Logansport; one brother, Willard J. Chapman; 3 sisters, Wilma Chapman and Ada Franklin both of Louisa, Marlene Harden of Huntington; 8 step grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Dec 4, 1991

CHINNIS, Patricia Sue (Boggs)
1954-1991
Patricia Sue Chinnis, 37, of 426 Rice Avenue, Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 21, at her residence. Daughter of Harold Boggs of Jacksonville, FL and Doris Lockhart Queen of Louisa. Ms. Chinnis was born Dec 12, 1954 at Lynch, KY. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec 24 at Louisa Church of God by Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are in addition to her parents; 3 daughters, Janie Chinnis, Rebecca Lynn Chinnis and Christian Gail Chinnis all at home; one son, Timothy Hines, Bellfontaine, OH; one grandchild, one sister, Jennifer Gail Queen of Louisa, and one brother, Rodney J. Queen of Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1991

DEBORD, Shirley Mae (Burchett)
1931-1991
Shirley Mae Burchett Debord, 60, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 30, following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Ervin Debord. Mrs. Debord was born Jun 11, 1931, in Morgans Creek, a son of the late Orville and Sadie Adkins Burchett. She was a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Dec 3 at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Sparks and Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial wa sin Burchett Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons: Ronald Workman and Ervin "Buddy" Debord, both of Louisa; 3 sisters: Nellie Levering, and Nannie Stewart both of Louisa, Wanda Welch, Raymond, OH, 6 brothers: Paul Ray Burchett, Middletown, MO, Emmitt Burchett, Obetz, OH, William Albert Burchett, Walter Burchett, Clyde Burchett and Ronnie Burchett, Jr., all of Louisa; 2 grandchildren: Sarah Marie Workman, and Marcella Rene Workman. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1991

DOWDY, Angie (Triplett)
Angie Dowdy, 85, of Canal Winchester, OH, died Tuesday, Dec 17 at her residence. She was the wife of Fred Dowdy. Mrs. Dowdy was a member of Coalton Kentucky Community Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 20 at Dwayner, Spence Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gullett officiating. Surviving in addition to her husband, are 2 daughters, Alice (Lorah) Fox of Lithopolis; Freda (Lawrence) Castle of Wyoming; 6 sons, Troy (Betty) Dowdy of Columbus, Henry (Ann) Dowdy of Kentucky; Fred Jr. (Mae) Dowdy of Darbydale, Donald (Ruth) Dowdy of Canal Winchester; Arnold (Edna) Dowdy of Hilliard and Charles (Virginia) Dowdy of Columbus; one sister, Hazel (Clyde) Tussey; one brother, Jessie (Nola) Triplett, both of Kentucky, 30 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1991

DUQUETTE, Fonnie Marie (Little)
1909-1991
Fonnie Marie Little DuQuette, 82, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 30 following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur DuQuette. Mrs. DuQuette was born Oct 29, 1909, in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Floyd and Jane Little. She was a U. S. postmaster and cook; a member of Silver Creek United Baptist Church and the Eastern Star of Kermit. Graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Dec 3. Burial was in Crum Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Iona Agnes Cown of route 3, Louisa; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1991

HOGSTON, Frank Allen
1991-1991
Infant Frank Allen Hogston, son of Vanessa Mae Hogston of route 1, Louisa was stillborn Wednesday, Dec 4, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 7 at the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in the Hogston family cemetery. Additional survivors are maternal grandfather, James E. Hogston of Michigan; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Campbell of Louisa; great grandparents, James B. and Priscilla E. McKinney of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1991

MAYNARD, Isabelle (Parsley)
1919-1991
Isabelle Maynard, 72, of Carpet Mill Road, Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 22 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Maude Vinson Parsley. Mrs. Maynard was born Apr 27,1919 in Wayne County, WV. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 26, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Surviving are one son, William S. Maynard, 4 sisters, Blanche Dilley of Clifford, Marie Gilpin of route 2, Louisa, Arlene Rogers of Charlottesville, VA, and Betty Sparks of Ashland. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 24, 1991

PACK, Laura Belle (Damron)
1902-1991
Laura Belle Pack, 89, of Gallipolis, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Saturday, Dec 7, following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Elbert Pack, Sr.. Mrs. Pack was born Apr 18,1902, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Lee and Tennie Gussler Damron. She was a retired merchant. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 10, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Michael Smith. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Nellie Lee Allie, Gallipolis, OH; 2 sons, Garland Pack, Crossville, TN, Norman Pack, Columbus, OH; one sister, Molly Roberts, Sharpsville, PA; 4 brothers, John Damron, Louisa, Homer Damron, Columbus, OH, Elbert Damron, Knoxville, TN, Ernest Damron, Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1991

PATTON, Waleta
1916-1991
Waleta Patton, 75, of Morehead, formerly of Fallsburg, died Friday in St. Claire Medical Center. Miss Patton was born Jul 16, 1916 in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Charles S. and Cora Patrick Patton. Preceding her in death was one sister, Mrs. Erna (Bonnie) Thompson and3 brothers, Ward Patton, William Patton and Hager Patton. She was of the Baptist faith. Graveside services were conducted Monday Dec 9 at the Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Julius Chandler. Surviving are one brother, John Bahan Patton of Port St. Lucie, FL; 4 nephews and 5 nieces. Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1991

PIGG, Victoria (Boggs)
1939-1991
Victoria Boggs Pigg, 52, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 5 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Pigg was born Jul 14, 1939, in Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late  Willie and Virgie Blair Boggs. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 8 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pigg family cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Vennie Cook, and Donna Frazier both of route 1, Louisa, Rita Pigg, Evelyn Cox and Sandra Pigg all of route 2, Louisa; 4 sons: Clyde Pigg, Jr., Paul Pigg, Charles Pigg, William Pigg, all of route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters: Carrie Jordan, route 1, Louisa, Helen Caudill, Hollywood, FL; a brother: John Boggs, Hilliard, OH; 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 11, 1991

PRICE, Herman Lee
1916-1991
Herman Lee Price, 75, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, Nov 27 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Price was born Feb 5, 1916, at Peach Orchard, a son of the late Ine and Hattie Davis Price. His wife, Garnet Bryant Price, preceded him in death. He was a retired aerospace employee with North American Rockwell and a member of Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 30, at Young Funeral Home by minister, Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one son: Glenn H. Price, Ulysses, KY; 5 sisters: Margaret Plott, Georgia, Ella Butcher, Ulysses, Francis Skaggs, Blaine, Opal Castle, Paintsville, Joe Robinett, Grove City, OH, 4 brothers: Gene Paul Price, Ulysses, Raymond Price, Dayton, OH, Jack Price, Dayton, OH, Harry Price, Obetz, OH; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1991

WEST, William Mayford
1989-1991
William (Billy) Mayford West, 2 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 15 in Springfield, OH. He was born Oct 21, 1989, in Huntington, WV, a son of Darrin James and Crystal Dawn Hylton West. The funeral will be conducted at 2 Wednesday, Dec 18 (today) at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister: Lacy Leeann West, Louisa; maternal grandparents: Roger J. and Gloria Jean Johnson Hylton, Louisa; paternal grandmother; Ruth Ann West, Columbus, maternal great grandparents: Homer J. and Veva Lois Hylton, route 3, Louisa and Lacy and Sarah Johnson, route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 18, 1991

WILEY, Virgil
1921-1991
Virgil Wiley, 70, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 26, in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. He was the husband of Melvina Moore Wiley. Mr. Wiley was born Mar 16, 1921 in Lowmansville, a son of the late Burt and Fannie Lyons Wiley. He was a member of the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 29, at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Elders Darrell Ratcliff, Cecil Price, Tommy Meade and Brad Dutton. Burial was in Gallup Cemetery. Surviving are in addition to his wife and one daughter, Eva Mae Wiley Terry, of Louisa; one brother, Hansel Wiley of Burlen Heights, OH and 4 grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 4, 1991

YOUNG, Susie (Moore)
1905-1991
Susie Young, 86, of route 1, Webbville, died Tuesday, Dec 10, following an extended illness. Mrs. Young was born Dec 5, 1905 in Overda, a daughter of the late Joe and Melissa Young Moore. She was a retired postmaster and merchant for U. S. Post Office, Cherokee. She was a Christian for over 40 years. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 13 at Waterson Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Young family cemetery. Surviving are husband, Watt Young; a daughter: Edna Wheeler, Beaver Creek, OH, 2 sons: Earl V. Young, and Larry Joe Young both of route 1, Webbville; 3 brothers: George Moore, Alliance, OH, John Moore, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Henry Moore, Cherokee, KY; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 18, 1991

YOUNG, Watt
1906-1991
Watt Young, 85, of route 1, Webbville, died Monday, Dec 23 at his residence. His wife, Susie preceded him in death Dec 10. Mr. Young was born Jan 27,1906 in Overda, KY, the son of the late John Franklin and Sidney Hauck Young. He was a retired farmer and merchant and a Christian for over 40 years. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 26 at Watterson Church in Webbville by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Young family cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Edna Wheeler of Beaver Creek, OH;  sons, Earl V. Young and Larry Joe Young both of route 1, Webbville; one brother, John R. Young; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 31, 1991

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