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BELLOMY, Alton E.
BELLOMY, Mildred
A Prichard couple was killed Wednesday when their 1985 Plymouth Horizon was struck head-on by a pickup truck on U. s. 52, better known as the Tolsia Highway. Alton E. Bellomy, 53, a former Wayne county deputy and Fort Gay police officer, and his wife, Mildred, 42, were pronounced dead at the scene near Prichard about 2:20 a.m. according to a report in The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. The truck driver, Carl R. Edwards, 43 of Ceredo was in stable condition Wednesday night in Cabell Huntington Hospital. West Virginia State Police Trooper M. L. Watts said Edwards appeared to have broken ribs and a broken ankle. Edwards allegedly told police he had been drinking. According to The Herald-Dispatch, Watts said the couple were traveling south on Tolsia Highway when they apparently saw Edwards’ truck cross the center line, headed toward their vehicle. Watts said the couple tried to stop before the collision but Edwards did not. Watts reportedly said Edwards told him that he didn’t see the Bellomy vehicle. According to the news report, Watts said charges for traveling left of the center line and driving under the influence causing death, a felony, are pending. There have been 11 fatal accidents on Tolsia Highway in the last 2 years, including 17 fatalities. The Tolsia  Highway is the portion of U. S. 52 between Kenova and Williamson. Mildred Bellomy was the daughter of Harry William Dent of Louisa and the late Polly Ann Comer Dent. The double funeral was conducted Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. The couple was buried in Hatten Cemetery, Prichard. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

Alton Bellomy, 53, of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday, Jan 8, along with wife, due to injuries in an automobile accident. Mr. Bellomy was born Mar 29, 1938 in Fort Gay, a son of Emery Bellomy of Prichard and the late Pauline Vanhoose Bellomy. He was a retied boiler operator, a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the John Wayne Masonic Lodge in Tucson, AZ. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Cavins. Burial was in Hatten Cemetery in Prichard. Surviving are 2 daughters Kathy Bellomy and Arlette Bellomy, both of Waukegon, IL; 3 sisters, Doris Widmer and Bernice Busch, both of Marana, AZ, and Faye Lischer of Harper Wood, MI; 2 brothers, Mike Bellomy of Prichard and Charles Bellomy of Rural Hall, NC; and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Lou Bellomy, 42, died Wednesday, Jan 8, along with her husband, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Bellomy was born Oct 26, 1949 in Glen Lynn, VA, a daughter of Harry William Dent of Louisa and the late Polly Ann Comer Dent. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Whites Creek, WV. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Cavins. Burial was in Hatten Cemetery in Prichard. Surviving are 3 sisters, Ann Thomas and Nancy Rucker, both of Roanoke, VA, and Rose Niday of Fencastle, VA; and one brother, Ralph William Dent; of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

BERRY, Golda (Campbell)
1912-1992
Golda Berry, 79, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 18 following a short illness. Mrs. Berry was born Nov 8, 1912 in Lawrence County a daughter of the late John and Ethel Adams Campbell. Her husband, Jesse Berry died in 1986. She was a retired nurse’s aid at Riverview Hospital. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 21 at Young Funeral Home chapel  by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Surviving are 2 daughters: Helen Wright, Ashville, OH, Jewell Stevens, route 3, Louisa, 2 sons: Charles J. Berry, Louisa and Jimmie Berry, Orient, OH; 3 sisters: Opal Murphy and Ann Burchett both of Orient, OH, Mildred Morgan, Mt. Gilead, OH; 7 brothers: Roscoe Campbell, Eldred Campbell and Ova Campbell all of Louisa, Mayo Campbell and Leo Campbell both of Edison, OH, Rawleigh Campbell, of Columbus, and Thurman Campbell of New Philadelphia, OH; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 22, 1992

BOGGS, Nola (Sparks)
1910-1992
Nola S. Boggs, 81, of Blaine, died Friday, Jan 10 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Boggs was born Apr 10, 1910 in Caines Creek, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Melissa Luster Sparks. Her husband, Herman Boggs, preceded her in death. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 12 at the Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Boggs family cemetery. Surviving are one son, Ishmeal Boggs of Blaine; 3 sisters, Ida Williams of Grove City, OH, Shirley Kayee of Greenup and Audie West of Grayson; 2 brothers, Jay Sparks of Ashland and Gene Sparks of Urbana, OH; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 15, 1992

BRADLEY, Ronald
1914-1992
Ronald Bradley, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 6 inn Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bradley was born May 9, 1914 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Millard F. and Virgie Large Bradley. He was a farmer and retired guard with Pinkerton Security Company at Kentucky Power Company. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Blankenship family cemetery at Yatesville. Surviving are his wife, Agnes G. Bradley; 2 sons, Dean A. Bradley of Louisa and James E. Bradley of Independence; 2 daughters, Mary Kathleen Love of Vanceburg and Ruth Ellen Powers of Louisa; 2 brothers, Morton “Bump” Bradley of Louisa and Milton R. Bradley of Ashland and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

CLANCY, Okodell G. (Salyer)
1918-1991
Okodell G. Clancy, 73, a Lawrence County native, died Monday, Dec 9 at University Hospital. Funeral service was Thursday, Dec 12 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel with Rev. Kline Roberts III officiating. Interment Kingwood Cemetery. Survived by husband, Daniel F. Clancy, daughter, Cassandra S. Clancy, and husband, Michael Womer; daughter Holley Eve Clancy, brothers, Cornell, Chadwick, Willard Salyer; sisters, Odessa Glover, Lorena Ball, Florence Shinkle, Galena Phillips. Big Sandy news, Jan 8, 1992

CLAY, Billy
1991-1992
Billy Clay, infant son of John Paul and Vernie Wiley Clay, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 11 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born Nov 7, 1991 in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 13 by Rev. Gallie Isaac at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ratcliff Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Nora Ann clay and 2 brothers, John Paul Clay, Jr., and Joey Clay, all at home. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 15, 1992

COLLINS, Bill
1911-1992
Bill Collins, 80, of Grove City, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 21 I Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, OH. Mr. Collins was born Oct 12, 1911 in Pikeville, a son of the late John and Mary Collins. His wife, Viva Collins died in 1981. He was a retired employee with N & W Railroad. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 6 daughters: Betty Collins and Dorthene Frazier both of Grove City, OH; Diane Frazier, Lockbourne, OH, Geraldine Lycans, Louisa, Donna Pack, Grove City, OH, Berniece Little, Orient, OH, 3 sons: Sam Collins, London, OH, Lyle Collins, Galloway, OH, Everett Collins, Lexington, KY; 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 29, 1992

COPLEY, Delores A. (Marcum)
1923-1992
Delores A. Copley, 68, of 1842 Seventh Ave. Huntington, formerly of Crum, died Tuesday, Jan 14 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Copley was born May 8, 1923 in Crum, a daughter of Stella Corns Marcum of Belle and the late Kelly Marcum. The funeral was conducted  Friday Jan 17 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery in Webb. Surviving include one son, William Thomas Copley; 4 sisters, Osa Moore of Portsmouth, OH, Carol Stamper of Grove City, OH, and Eleanor Marcum and Virginia Francis, both of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Dallas Marcum of Crum and Kennie Marcum of Belle. Young Funeral Hoe was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 22, 1992

CORDLE, Goldie (McDowell)
1909-1992
Goldie Cordle, 82, of Blaine, died Thursday, Jan 16 in Memorial Hospital in Marysville, OH. Mrs. Cordle was born Nov 17, 1909, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Mary Alice McDowell. Her husband, Jarrett M. Cordle died in 1983. She was a member of Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 20 at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Gregory Lewis, Theril Daniel and Joseph Cantrell. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 8 daughters: Mrs. Gaynelle Wheeler, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Garlene Osborne, Worthington, OH, Mrs. Doris Jean Phillips, West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Freda Wells, Blaine, Mrs. Francine Adkins, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Maxine Lewis, Raymond, OH, Mrs. Ellen Fern Merz, Columbus, Mrs. Karen Slone, Lexington, KY; 2 sons: Melvin Cordle, Orient, OH, Kenneth E. Cordle, Columbus, OH; a sister: Mrs. Gladys Young, Columbus, 20 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1992

DAMRON, Eliza Jane (Rittenberry)
1908-1992
Eliza Jane Damron, 83, of Ulysses died Friday, Jan 3 at her home. Mrs. Damron was born Apr 19,1908, in Gallup, a daughter of the late Andrew Jasper and Priscilla Hardin Rittenberry. Her husband, Mack Arnold Damron, died in 1987. She was a retired teacher in the Lawrence County school district, a member of the Borders Chapel Methodist Church and a Kentucky colonel. Graveside services was conducted Tuesday, Jan 7 at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville by the Rev. Ellis Hamilton. Surviving are one sister, Amanda Grubb of Louisville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

DANIEL, Roscoe Jr.
1929-1991
Roscoe Daniel, Jr., 62, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 31 in the Bristol Nursing Home in Columbus. Mr. Daniel was born Apr 23, 1929 in Webbville, a son of the late Roscoe and Jessie Hays Daniel. He was a former employee of Owens-Illinois Inc in Columbus. He was an army veteran of Korean War. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Cox. Military service was performed by VFW and American Legion of Louisa. Burial was in Thompson-Daniel Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are 2 daughters: Sandra Eloise Daniel, Ft. Thomas, KY, Debra LaPrairie, Erlanger, KY; 3 sisters: Mrs. Bethel Blevins, Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Irene Cooksey, Catlettsburg, KY, Mrs. Maxine Wellman, Columbus, OH; 2 brothers: G. B. Daniel, Ashland, KY, Clinton Daniel, Middleburg Heights, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 8, 1992

FARLEY, Harold Lee
1925-1992
Rev. Harold Lee Farley, 66 of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jan 23 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Farley was born Mar 14, 1925 in Delbarton, WV, a son of the late William Henry and Ima Stephens Farley. He was a former pastor of the Living Waters Revival Center in Huntington and the Full Gospel Outreach Church in Louisa. He had 28 years service in the jail ministry in Williamson, WV, Catlettsburg, and Wayne. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 26 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Eugene Haney and the Rev. Richard Evans. Burial was in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Adkins Farley; one daughter, Sue Williamson of Huntington, 2 sons, Adam Farley of Huntington and Daniel Farley of Atlanta, GA; 4 sisters, Della Tillinghast of Fort Gay, Jean Lyons of Cincinnati, OH and Chloe Wynn of Norfolk, VA and Irene Hatfield of Haines City, FL; one brother, Ermine Farley of Delbarton and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 29, 1992

FITCH, Jay
1906-1992
Jay Fitch, 85, of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 6, following an extended illness. He was the husband, of Hazel Adkins Fitch who passed away in 1980. Mr. Fitch was born Oct 6, 1906 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late James H. and Molissa B. Chandler Fitch. He retired from Standard Products in Port Clinton, OH and was a World War II veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 8 at 2 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Dave Henderson. A military service will be held at graveside on Friday, Jan 10 at 1 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery at Port Clinton, OH. Surviving are one stepdaughter, Ernestine Riddle of Louisa; 2 stepsons, William Richard Shortridge of Fremont, OH and Charles Robert Shortridge of Port Clinton, OH; 2 sisters, Eva Mae Fitch of Ashland and Dimple Lee Stafford of Pasadena, TX; and one brother, Willie Fitch of Plain City. OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

HAYES, Kenneth
1917-1992
Kenneth Hayes, 75, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 24 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Hayes was born Jan 6, 1917 in Louisa, a son of the late Greenville and Lou Carter Hayes. He was an employee of a drilling and oil company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 26, at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Revs. Willie Gene Hayes, James A. Hayes and Harold Stevens. Burial was in Hayes family cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Julia Mae Moore Hayes; one son, Raymond Hayes of Lowmansville; one daughter, Larlene Lemaster of Louisa; 2 sisters, Verlie Hayes of Louisa and Elizabeth Chandler of Lowmansville and 4 granddaughters. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 29, 1992

HAYWOOD, Fay H. (McCown)
1904-1992
Fay H. Haywood, 87, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 8 in Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Mrs. Haywood was born Sep 23, 1904, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Floyd and Minnie Clarkson McCown. Her husband, Luther Haywood, preceded her in death in 1953. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Surviving include one son, Charles L. Haywood of Louisville; a daughter, Judith C. Haywood of Yardley, PA; a grandchild; and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

HENSON, James Robert
James “Jim” Robert Henson, 56, of Blaine, died Monday, Jan 13 following an sudden illness. Mr. Henson was born Dec 23, 1935, in Louisa, a son of Robert and Ona Mae Webb Henson. He was a laborer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 16 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving include his wife, Gladys Henson of Louisa, 3 daughters, Claudia Copley and Penny Dixon, both of Louisa and Barbara Jean Henson of Pikeville, one sons, James Robert Copley of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Claude Copley of Louisa, one half sister, Faye Slone of Louisa, 2 step daughters, Claudia Moran of Adams and JoAnn Hacker of Lithopolis, OH; 2 stepsons, Michael Hale of Galloway, OH and Gary Hale of Oxford, OH; 8 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

MCCOY, Phronsie (Runyon)
1910-1992
Phronsie McCoy, 81 of Fallsburg, died Wednesday, Jan 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. McCoy was born Jul 30, 1910, in Pinsonfork, KY, a daughter of the late Kennie and Jenny Ball Runyon. Her husband, Henry McCoy died in 1978. She was a retired school teacher for Pike County elementary schools. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 25 at Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by Rev. Linwood Campbell. Surviving include 6 daughters, Helen Joan Thompson, Manassas, VA, Grace Karen Fields, McVeigh, KY, Manie Lee O’Pell Cleveland, TX, Gladys Lenore Skeens, Roberta Jean Meade and Phronsie Elaine Shortridge, all of Louisa; 2 sons, Gordon Monroe McCoy and Henry Allen (Jake) McCoy, both of Louisa, one brother, Kennie Runyon, Crestwood, KY; 31 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 29, 1992

MCDOWELL, Paul “Tucker”
1934-1992
Paul “Tucker” McDowell, 57, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 6, at his home. Mr. McDowell was born Mar 29, 1934 in Louisa, a son of Marie Albright McDowell and the late John McDowell. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. A memorial services was conducted on Tuesday, Jan 7 at the Garrett Chapel, route 4, Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Donna Geddes McDowelkl; a son, Paul McDowell, Jr., of Rochester; 5 daughters, Paula Van Royen, Bonnie Ramsey, Lea Knight, Valerie Doell and Deborah Doherty, all of Rochester; 6 brothers, Bill McDowell of Obetz, OH, Ralph McDowell, John McDowell and Roy McDowell all of Ashland, Donald McDowell of Louisa and Phillip McDowell of Norfolk, VA; 3 sisters, Dorothy Moore of Pataskala, OH, Ida Givens of Lexington and Amanda Sloan of Louisa and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

OSBORNE, Dove (Chaffins)
1901-1992
Dove Chaffins Osborne, 90, of Blaine, died Saturday, Jan 11 following an extended illness. Mrs. Osborne was born Mar 28, 1901 in Blaine, a daughter of the late James Milton and Rachel Kitchen Chaffin. Her husband, William Osborne preceded her in death in 1961. She was a member of the Christian Church for 65 years. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Nola Davis, Louisa, a son: James Paul Osborne, Worthington, OH, a sister: Mrs. Elva Evans, Marysville, OH; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

PICKEL, Richard D.
1961-1991
Richard D. Pickel, 30, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, Dec 16 at the VA Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Pickel was born Oct 10,1961 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was a Navy veteran and worked at Shoe Sensation in Ashland. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec 19 at the Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, by Mike Rice. Burial was in the Siloam Cemetery, South Shore, KY. Surviving are his parents Rev. Ron and Nora Moore Pickel, one brother, Eric at home, one sister, Beverly Benson of Springfield, MO, maternal grandmother, Eunice Foul of Otway, OH, paternal grandmother, Wilma Pickel of South Shore, KY, 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

PIGMON, Elmer J. “Tom”
1928-1992
Elmer J. “Tom” Pigmon, 63, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Pigmon was born Jul 18, 1928 at Blaine, a son of the late Dock and Alafair Wheeler Pigmon. He was a retired maintenance engineer with Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, a Kentucky Colonel and attended First Methodist Church and a member of the American Amateur Radio League, Call No. K4PGA. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 10 at First United Methodist church by Rev. James Doughton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military graveside service was conducted by member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and The American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Inge Pigmon, 2 daughters: Marguerita Pigmon Norviel, Huntsville, OH and Mrs. Ramona Pigmon Short, Louisa; 4 brothers: John Pigmon, Fallsburg, KY, Walter "Blackie" Pigmon, Chicago, IL, Jack Pigmon, Lexington, KY, Kay Pigmon, route 4, Louisa; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

PORTER, William Edward
1910-1992
William Edward Porter, 81, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 18 following an extended illness. Mr. Porter was born Jan 27, 1910 in Grayson, a son of the late William Foster and Minnie Hollingsworth Porter. Preceded in death by one daughter, Colleen Wooten. He was a retired school teacher at Carter County Vocational High School, a retired power company engineer for Grayson Rural Electric, a member of First Christian Church and the Trimble 145 FM lodge. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 20 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Brother Roger Clevenger. Burial was in Grayson Memorial Cemetery. Surviving include one son, Robert Edward Porter of Louisa; 2 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 22, 1992

ROSE, Andrew Milton
1929-1991
Andrew Milton Rose, 62, of Pearcy, Ark., formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 31 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. He was the husband of the late Anna Louise Rose. Mr. Rose was born Jun 20,1929 in Maysville, a son of the late Joe and Lou Wellman Rose. He was a retired employee of C & O Railroad and was an army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Apperson Lodge F & AM No. 195. the funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willie Hayes. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Andrew Milton Rose, II of Pearcy; one daughter, Adelaide Maynard of Louisa; 4 brothers, Hosea Rose of Pearcy, Russell Rose of Louisa and Tommy Rose and Billy Rose both of Fort Gay, WV; one sister, Helen Hurley of Westland, MI. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 8, 1992

SALISBURY, Judith Gay (Adkins)
1935-1991
Judith Gay Adkins Salisbury, 56, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Dec 29. Mrs. Salisbury was born Dec 28, 1935, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of William H. and Jessie Beatrice Adkins. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa and the Easter Star. There will be a memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Louisa on Jan 11 at 1 p.m. Surviving are 4 children, Jan Lynn Adkins, Jay Anthony Adkins, Jon Douglas Salisbury, Donald James Salisbury, and 2 stepchildren, David Salisbury and Donna Renee Salisbury Lemaster and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

SHORT, Millard Filmore
1918-1992
Millard Filmore Short, 73, of Logan, WV, formerly of Yatesville, died Sunday, Jan 12 at Guyan Valley Hospital in Logan. Mr. Short was born Oct 4,1 918 inn Yatesville a son of the late Millard F. and Laura Leedy Short. He was a member of the West Logan Missionary Baptist church, a former salesman for Brumfield Motors in Logan; Veteran of World War II; a member of Aracoma Lodge 99, Lodge Chapter 41 RAM; member of Logan Scottish Rite of Free Masonary; a past commander of Logan Commadery No. 26 Knights Templar and past Patron of Logan Chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. The funeral will be held today, Wednesday Jan 15 at West Logan Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. David Clark and Rev. Jack Harless. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV. Masonic graveside rights will be conducted. Surviving include his wife, Florence Arnold Short, one daughter, Joyce Short of Dunbar, 4 sisters, Ida Lou Kelly of Louisville, Martha B. Sparks and Claudia Justice both of Beckley and Frances Vivrett of Morris Town, TN. Homaker Funeral Hoe is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

SWANN, Cratis
1936-1992
Cratis Swann, 55, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 4 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Swann was born Nov 13, 1936 in Charley, a son of Nelson Elworth Swann of route 1, Louisa and Othie Moore Swann of route 3, Louisa. He was an employee at Inco, an army veteran and a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 7 at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Ronnie Childers. Military service was performed by VFW and American Legion of Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Garnett Sue Green Swann; 2 sons, James Swann and Charles Swann, both of route 1, Louisa; one daughter, Diane Music of route 2, Louisa; one brother, Carl Swann of Jackson, OH; one sister, Linda Lorene Kinser of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

THOMPSON, Emma (Maynard)
1904-1991
Emma Maynard Thompson, 87, of route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 31 at her home following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Arch Thompson. Mrs. Maynard was born Feb 12, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Molly Clay Maynard. She was a member of the Favored United Baptist Church in Louisa for 70 years. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 3 at the Eloise United Baptist Church by Elders Ivan Butcher, Flem Arrowood and Ted Asbury. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery on route 2.  Surviving are a son, Stan Thompson of Louisa; 5 daughters: Mrs. Violet Carpenter, Henderson, NV, Mrs. Pauline Dacey, Louisa, Mrs. Jean Cyrus, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Elizabeth Pollock, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Sharon Johnson, route 2, Louisa; one sister, Renda “Bob” Reed of Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

TULEY, Roberta Jo (Johnson-Clark)
1926-1992
Roberta Jo Clark tuley, 65, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Westwood, KY, died Sunday, Jan 12. Mrs. Tuley was born Jun 22, 1926, a daughter of the late Joe and Virgie Edwards Johnson. Her first husband, Charles E. Clark, died in 1988. She was a member of the Westwood United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jan 15, at Westwood United Baptist Church with the Elders Glen Sturgill and Doug Grim and the Rev. Dough Johnson. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving include her husband, Ralph Tuley, 2 sons, Charles E. Clark, Jr., of Ashland and Robert “Bobby’ Clark of Westwood; 3 daughters, Robena Johnson of Columbus, OH, Donna Gail Lambert of Lynchburg, VA and Pam Willis of South Point, OH; 5 step children, Ralph L. Tuley of Chicago, IL, Calla Tucker of Harrison, Ark., Ruth Slone of Louisa, Joe Tuley of Charleston, IL and Jim Tuley, of Fort Gay, WV; 5 sisters, Sarah Young of Ashland, Nola Farris of Melbourne, FL, Goldia Storts and Gladys Griffith, both of London, OH and Mavis Dillon of Springfield, OH; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 15 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 29, 1992

VANHOOSE, James “Randy”
1924-1992
James “Randy” Vanhoose, 67, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Richardson, died Friday in Dallas. Mr. Vanhoose was born May 21, 1924 in Richardson, a son of the late John and Ella Mae Butcher Vanhoose. His wife, Pat Vanhoose died in 1980. He was a member of the Mormon Church. Graveside services and burial were Monday, Jan 13 in Richmond, CA. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Carol Draginis, Dallas, TX, Mrs. Jetta Mascon and Mrs. Sandy Cariglio both of California; a son, Jeff Vanhoose of California, 2 brothers, Cliff Vanhoose of Urbana, OH, and Paul Vanhoose of Springfield, OH, 5 sisters, Evelyn Fitch of Lakeland, FL, Barbara Fitch, Joada Stacy and Johnella Follmer all of Eaton, OH and Ruth Ann Adkins of Port Washington, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 15, 1992

YOUNG, Pauline (Preston)
1905-1992
Pauline Preston Young, 86, of 205 Pochantas St., Louisa, died Saturday in Humana Hospital Louisa. Mrs. Young was born January 15, 1905 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Ransome and Della Compton Preston. Her husband, Garfield Young, died in 1969.  She was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and a cook  for LuLa Belle Restaurant in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 6 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Gladys Condra of St. Albans, WV, Clotine Stewart of Racine, WV and Legotha E. Short of Louisa; and a brother, Elwood Preston of St. Albans, WV; several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 8, 1992

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ADAMS, Robert
Robert Adams, 68, formerly of Louisa died Dec 15, 1991 at his residence. He was the son of the late Osie and Richard Adams. Mr. Adams was retired from Federal Glass Company and a veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legions Post 220 of Canal Winchester. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Dec 18, at the Frebis Avenue Church of God by Pastor Roland Pendley. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Pauline; son, Carl L. Adams, Florida, daughter, Sherry (Clyde) McDowell, Columbus; grandchildren, Carmen, Cassie and Jason Adams, Sarah and Samantha McDowell; sister, Helen Kathleen Hoover, Ashville, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1992

BARRETT, Andy Alfred
1924-1992
Andy Alfred Barrett, 67, of Catlettsburg,  died Thursday, Feb 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Barrett was born Apr 9,1924 in Printer, WV, the son of Molton and Martha Gilbert Barrett. His wife, Catherine Barrett preceded him in death in 1989. He was a retired iron worker Local 769 in Ashland, KY and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 16 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Barrett family cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Jane Vanhorn of Catlettsburg, Sue Stoots of Winston-Salem, NC and Jeanie Hewlett of Catlettsburg; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1992

BELLOMY, Paul E.
1925-1992
Paul E. Bellomy, 66, formerly of Louisa died Thursday, Feb 13 at his home. Mr. Bellomy was born Dec 25, 1925 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Maggie Ellis and Ira Bellomy. He was a retired car repairman with N & W Railroad, a charter member of Southside Baptist Church and a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 15 at Miller Funeral Home in Grove City. Surviving are his wife, Betty Bellomy, 2 daughters, Lynn Rausch and Pam Tennant, both of Grove City; 2 brothers, Rev. Roy Bellomy and Charles Bellomy; 3 sisters, Velda Malone, Ruth Plybon, and Thelma Noe and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 26, 1992

CARLEY, Chloe Jane (Copley)
Chloe Jane Carley, 57, of Crum, WV, died Sunday, Feb 16 following an extended illness. Her husband, Marion D. Carley preceded her in death in 1959. Mrs. Carley was the daughter of the late Melvin and Ollie Thompson Copley. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Feb 18 at Webb Community Cemetery in Webb, WV by Rev. Kimble Copley. Surviving are one daughter, Lora Williamson, route 1, Crum, WV; 4 sons, Marion D. Carley, Howard Lee Carley, Randall Carley and Kenneth Carley, all of route 1, Crum, WV; one sister, Ethel Williams of route 1, Crum, WV, one brother, David Thompson of Dingess, WV and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1992

CARLSON, Paul Edward
1913-1992
Paul Edward Carlson, 78, of Knox, IN, died Monday, Feb 10, following an extended illness. Mr. Carlson was born Apr 13, 1913 in Branden, SD a son of Jonas and Augusta Ostrom Carlson. He was an Elder of the Church of Christ for 35 years and a member of the Bridge View Lodge. The funeral will be Wednesday (today) Feb 12 at 1 at Young Funeral Home  Chapel by Clergyman Bob Harper. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mary Milligan Carlson of Knox, IN; 4 daughters, Violet Carlson Trout of Louisa, Barbara Elaine Schloff of Fairview, NJ, Betty Lou Allen of Archadia, FL; Marie Baio of Burbank, IL; one son, Paul Edward Carlson, Jr. of Acworth, GA; one foster son, Kenneth Berryhill of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Eva Carlson of Phoenix, AZ; 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1992

COLLINS, Kayla N.
1992-1992’
Infant Kayla N. Collins, of route 4, Louisa, died Feb 10. She was born Feb 10, 1992 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. A daughter of Wayne Mitchell and Janis Elaine Parsley Collins of route 4. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Feb 11. Burial was in Collins Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandparents, Carl and Wanda Collins of route 4, Louisa, maternal grandparents, James and Nettie Parsley of Breeden, WV, great grandparents, Wade and Janie Marcum of Dingess, WV; great grandfather, Basil Parsley, Cotton Hill, WV, and great grandparents, Delbert and Mae Kazee of Inez. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1992

DILLON, Carrie L. (Patterson)
1903-1992
Carrie L. Dillon, 88, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Feb 3 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dillon was born Apr 25, 1903 in Talladega, AL, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Minnie Hill Patterson. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Feb 6 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial will be in Peaceful Garden Cemetery in Radnor, WV. Surviving are her husband, Floyd Dillon of Fort Gay, WV; 3 daughters, Betty Fluty of Fort Gay, Dorothy Damron of Chesapeake, OH, Margaret Wellman of Louisa; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1992

ENDICOTT, Earnest
1918-1992
Earnest Endicott, 73, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Feb 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Endicott was born Mar 13, 1918 in Rockcastle, KY, a son of the late Zekel and Sarah Dillon Endicott. He was a farmer and a member of Upper Tabors Creek Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery. Surviving include his wife, Junita Endicott, Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Esta Shaulis of Louisa and Nyoka Waller of Fort Gay; one son, Phillip Endicott of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Rosie Evans of Columbus, OH, Florie Nidie of Salt Rock, WV, Mary Frazier of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Sherman Endicott of Fort Gay and Elmer Endicott of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 26, 1992

HARDIN, William Floyd
1910-1992
William Floyd Hardin, 81, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Hardin was born Aug 9, 1910 at Wolfe Creek, a son of the late Harvey and Bessie Moore Hardin. He was a retired employee with C & O Railroad and a member of Moore’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Frank Copley and Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Manda Moore Hardin; 2 sons, Howard Hardin and Bill Hardin, both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Virgie Romine of Auburn, IN and Ann Salyers of Johnstown, OH; a brother, J. D. Hardin of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 12, 1992

HAYES, Woodrow W.
1915-1992
Woodrow W. Hayes, 77, of Webbville, died Wednesday, Feb 5 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Hayes was born Jan 10, 1915 at Adams, a son of the late Allen and Tennie Davis Hayes. He was a retired state highway department employee. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. George Compton and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Moore family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Christine Wells Hayes; 2 daughters: Mrs. Evalena Cantrell and Mrs. Judith Ann Marcum both of route 3, Louisa; 4 sisters: Merle Moore, Akron, OH, Mrs. Ethel Gillispie, Pickerington, OH, Mrs. Katherine Gussler, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Frances Cherren, Columbus, OH; 3 brothers: Ray Hayes and Bob Hayes both of Columbus and Charles Hayes, Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1992

HOLBROOK, Elva (Hay)
1911-1992
Elva Holbrook, 81, route 4, Lucasville, OH, died Friday, Jan 24 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was born Feb 3, 1911 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Henry and Pearlie Phillips Hay. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 28 at New Hope Baptist Church by Rev. Sherman Mefford officiating. Interment was in Memorial Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, Cluie B. Holbrook, 4 sons, Forse R. Holborok of Cincinnati, OH, Elmo Holbrook of New Boston, OH, Estil Holbrook of Dayton, OH, and Clay Holbrook of West Liberty, KY; 2 brothers, Eugene Hay of Grove City, OH and Clayton Hay of Catlettsburg; 4 sisters, Edna Wallin of Catlettsburg, Shirley McGuire of Grove City, OH, Roberta Fyffe of Blaine and Eloise Peters of Minford, OH; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1992

HORTONN, John Burns
John Burns Horton, 92, died at Westlake Cumberland Hospital. He was a former Louisa resident. Mr. Horton was president of Lindsey Wilson Junior College for 17 years, a leader in the movement to locate Kentucky Westlyan College in Owensboro. Borth schools are owned by the United Methodist Church. He was a United Methodist minister in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Texas and also was an army veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Zola Horton. Big Sandy News, Feb 26, 1992

KIRK, Wallace R.
1924-1992
Wallace R. Kirk, 67, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Kirk was born Feb 21, 1924 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Thomas and Rebecca Wellman Kirk. His wife, Monnie Victoria Wellman Kirk, preceded him in death in 1980. He was a retired employee with Ross Brothers Construction and a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 15 at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Kelly and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Hay Cemetery. Surviving are one son, William Hay of Ashville, OH; 3 sisters, Gladys Henson, Sue Wellman and Joy Thompson all of Louisa; 4 brothers, Tony Kirk, Ira Kirk and James Kirk, all of Louisa; and Amos Kirk of Nevada; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 19, 1992

MARCUM, Walter, Sr.
1914-1992
Walter Marcum, Sr., 77, of Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 6 at his home. Mr. Marcum was born Feb 27,1 914, at Stone Coal, WV, a son of the late Joseph and Eliza Harold Marcum. He was a retired miner with West Virginia Coal and Coke Company and a member of Silver Creek United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 9, at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 5 daughters, Sally L. Runyon of Louisa, Mary E. Elkins, Karen L. Keyser and Myrtle M. Blagg, all of Johnstown, OH and Barbara A. Woodall of Newark, OH, 4 sons, James E. Marcum of Louisa, Delmer “Joe” Marcum of Fort Gay, WV, Lark “Clell” Marcum of Chicago and Walter Marcum, Jr. of Johnstown; 8 sisters, Sara Crum of Cocoa, FL, Victoria Perry of Wayne, WV, and Grace Williams, Marie Pack, Estella Marcum, Myrtle Lemaster, Carol Collier, and Callie Payne, all of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Lafayette Marcum of Fort Gay and Andy Marcum of Blaine; 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1992

MCKENZIE, Charles E.
1911-1992
Charles E. McKenzie, 80, of Fairborn, died Monday, Jan 20, at the USAF Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Mr. McKenzie was born Aug 29, 1911 in Gallup, KY, the son of John and Rebecca Rittenberry McKenzie. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Fairborn Baptist church and the Vadalia Masonic Lodge No. 742. Mr. McKenzie retired from Hobart Manufacturing Company as an inspector with 27 years of service. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 23 at the Burcham Funeral Home by Rev. Don McMurry officiating. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Charlotte; 3 sons, Charles A. McKenzie of Fairborn, Orville R. McKenzie of Vandalia and John M. McKenzie of Enon; 5 sisters, Myrtle Young of Ashland, Ruth Holt of Chillicothe, OH, Ethel Marple of Winchester Canal, OH, Alleyene Shall of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Betty Parker of Portsmouth, OH; 2 brothers, Earl McKenzie of Toledo, OH and Homer McKenzie of Kentucky; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 5, 1992

PFOST, Charles H.
1905-1992
Charles H. Pfost, 86, died Feb 22 in Columbus, formerly of Lawrence County. Mr. Pfost was born Jul 7,1 905 I Louisa, a son of the late Ida Bush and W. B. Pfost. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 26 (today) at 2 in Grace Memorial Church of Christ I Christian Union in Columbus, OH. Burial will be in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Surviving is his wife, Gladys Pfost of Columbus, one sister, Mary Arlington of Louisa and a nephew, John Paul Pfost of Louisa. Big Sandy news, Feb 26, 1992

RATLIFF, James Edgel
1934-1992
James Edgel Ratliff, 57, of Inez, died Friday, Feb 14, at his home. Mr. Ratliff was born Apr 11, 1934, at Richardson, a son of Gracie Maynard of Inez and the late Bascomb Ratliff. He was a retired Martiki Coal company employee, a member of Pack Bottom Zion Church and a U. S. Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 16 at Pack Bottom Zion Church at Milo by Rev. Roy Fluty and the Rev. Woodrow Nichols. Burial was in Ratliff family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Rita Houghland Ratliff; one son, James Edgel Ratliff, Jr. of Inez; one daughter, Teresa Ann Browning of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Julia Ratliff and Olga mae Sorenson, both of Columbus, 7 brothers, Burlin Ratliff of Wolf Creek, Burnard Ratliff and James Darrell Ratliff, both of Louisa, Larry Ratliff and Roy Ratliff both of Columbus, Donald Lee Ratliff and Lonnie Ratliff, both of Inez; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 19,1992

ROBINETT, Loren
1914-1992
Loren Robinett, 77, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jan 30 following an extended illness. Mr. Robinett was born Jun 21, 1914, a son of Alex and Flora Wellman Robinett. He was a retiree of the United States Air Force from 1942-1963. A veteran of World War II and Korean War. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 2, by Rev. Lee R. Robinett. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Judy Marlene Robinett of Twin Falls, ID; 2 sisters, Nannie Skeens and Ruth Wellman of Fort Gay and one brother, M. J. Robinett of Wayne, WV. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 5, 1992

STARR, Edwin
1921-1992
Edwin Starr, 70, of Williamsport, OH, formerly of Lovely, KY, died Sunday, Feb 9, in Park Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Starr was born Sep 17, 1921 in Kermit, WV, a son of James and Alice Chapman Starr. He was a member of the Darbyville Community Church, a self-employed carpenter and was a U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II. The funeral will be conduced Wednesday (today) Feb 12 at 1 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Glen Ray Moore and Woodrow Sexton. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Marie Nye Starr of Williamsport, OH, 3 stepsons, Carl Stepp of Obetz, OH, Lloyd Nye of Lovely, KY and Robert Nye of Waverly, OH; one stepdaughter, Vickie Newsome of Springfield, OH; several nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1992

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MARCH

AKERS, Cora Lee (Smith)
1924-1992
Cora Lee Smith Akers, 67, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Mar 2 following an extended illness. Mrs. Akers was born Oct 25, 1924 in Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Nancy Ellen Roseberry Smith. Her husband, Leonard Akers and one son, David Smith, preceded her in death. She was a member of Hubertstown Community Chapel Church. The funeral will be today, Wednesday, Mar 4 at Hubertstown Community Chapel Church by Rev. John Cavins and Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial will be in Mathews Cemetery, Lick Log, WV. Surviving are 2 sons, Sam Smith of Prichard, WV and Robert Smith of Fort Gay, WV one sister, Nora Crabtree Gratigny of Rittman, OH; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1992

BALL, Fannie (Mullins)
1910-1992
Fannie Mullins Ball, 82, of Martin Drive, Springfield, OH, died Thursday, Mar 19 in Mercy Medical Center. Mrs. Ball was born Jan 3, 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of William and Della Martin Mullins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmie Ball in 1958, a daughter, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Race Street Church of God. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 22 in the Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, with Rev. Clyde Webb officiating. Graveside services was Monday, Mar 23 in Harmon Cemetery, Louisa, KY. Survived by 2 sons, Hiram Ball and Jr. Henderson Ball, both of Springfield, OH; 7 daughters, Katherine Queen, Della Mae Sandy, both of Kentucky, Marie Bean, Sally Ginn, Audrey Hatfield, Shirley Justice, all of Springfield, OH and Jessie Riddle of  Florida; 2 brothers, one sister, 30 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1992

BELCHER, Bessie (Branham)
1910-1992
Bessie Belcher, 82, of Leavittsburg, OH, formerly of Lawrence county, died Monday, Mar 2. Mrs. Belcher was born Mar 1, 1910 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Ballard and Katherine Maynard Branham. She was a factory worker for Packard Electric Division of G. M. and a member of the Leavittsburg Church of God. The funeral was conducted Friday, Marr 5 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Branham Cemetery at Clifford, KY. Surviving are her husband, Arnold Belcher; 2 sons, Charles C. “Harold” Moore of Tiger, GA and Ronald Moore of San Jose, CA; one step son, Bill Belcher of San Jose, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jean Negus of Pollock Pines, CA and Patricia Ward of Warren, OH; one stepdaughter, Mary Messersmith of Hartford, OH; Gilbert Branham of Williamson, WV; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1992

CASTLE, Otto
1916-1992
Otto Castle, 75, of Ulysses, died Friday, Mar 20 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Castle was born Apr 5, 1916, in Ulysses, a son of the late John Z. and Ruth Davis Castle. His wife, Dorothy M. Castle, died in 1983. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 23 at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Harold Stevens. Burial was in Castle family cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Joann Stevens, Linda Cavins and Joy Borders all of Ulysses and Tonya Dye of Lorain, OH; 2 sons, Robert Lee Castle of Ulysses and Otto Castle, Jr. of Springfield, OH; one sister, Nellie Miller of Springfield; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1992

CHILDERS, Billy Eugene
1951-1992
Billy Eugene Childers, 40, of Route 2, Louisa, died Friday, Mar 13 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Childers was born Jun 22, 1951 in Paintsville, a son of Vneedia Preston Childers of Richardson and the late Billy Emmitt Childers. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 16 at the home of his mother by Darrell Ratcliff and Earl Mead, Elders and the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Childers family cemetery. Additional survivors are one daughter, Tammy Jane Childers of Scottsville, NY; one son, Billy Childers of Scottsville, NY; and one sister, Janet Faye Burgess of Louisa.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1992

COLEMAN, Roger Lee
1943-1992
Roger Lee Coleman, 48, of Louisa, died Saturday Mar 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Coleman was born Oct 5, 1943 in Pike County, a son of Carl and Leslie Blackburn Coleman. The funeral was Monday, Mar 9 at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, KY. Burial was in Newman Cemetery in Hi Hat, KY. Surviving include one son, Stacy Lee Coleman of Louisa; one daughter, Vonda Lou Coleman of Louisa; and 3 sisters, Judy Cline and Phyllis Ward of Louisa and Carl Sue Chapman of Catlettsburg. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18,1992

CRABTREE, Alice (Spears)
1906-1992
Alice Spears Crabtree, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Mar 11 following a long illness. Mrs. Crabtree was born Feb 10, 1906 in Fort Gay, a daughter of William and Isadore Robinson Spears. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Crabtree. She was owner and operator of Crabtree Grocery in Fort Gay and a member of Open Bible Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 14 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Oretha Wellman of Fort Gay and Carol Walker of Huntington; 3 sons, Marcus Crabtree of Edgewater, FL, Edward Crabtree of Fairfield, OH and Howard Crabtree of Catlettsburg; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Willie Spears, Jim Spears, Jim Britt, Jack Stansbury, Danny Crabtree and Gary Wellman. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1992

FRAZIER, Charles F.
1901-1992
Charles F. Frazier, 90, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Mar 6. Mr. Frazier was born Oct 13, 1901 in Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Sam and Minerva Fitchpatrick Frazier. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 66 years, Susanne Napier Frazier; 2 daughters, Lori Beatrice and Billy Jean. He was a member of Salem United Baptist Church and a retired yard conductor for N & W Railroad where he had been employed for 46 years in Williamson, WV. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 9 by the Rev. Nolan Queen at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery on Lost Creek, WV. Surviving are 2 sons: Doug Frazier, Fort Gay, WV; Buford Frazier, Mansfield, OH; 2 daughters: Adelene Thompson, Fort Gay and Sue Shannon, Bedford, VA; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1992

HAYES, Willis Ray
1923-1992
Willis Ray Hayes, 68, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, Mar 17 at his home. Mr. Hayes was born May 27, 1923 in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late Allen and Tennie Davis Hayes. He was a retired foreman at Owens-Illinois Glass Company and served in the U. S. Army in Germany during World War II. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 20 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Young. Burial was in Moore Cemetery in Dry Ridge, KY. Surviving are his wife, Frankie Pack Hayes; 2 daughters, Brenda McCoy of Upper Arlington, OH and Carla Marshall of Galloway, OH; 4 sisters, Muriel Moore of Akron, OH Catherine Gussler of Ashland, Ethel Gillespie and France Cherrin both of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Charles Hayes of Louisa and Robert Hayes of Columbus. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1992

HYLTON, Florence (Hardwick)
1919-1992
Florence H. Hylton, 72, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Hylton was born Jul 12, 1919 in Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Laura Rittenberry Hardwick.  She was a member of the Lawrence County Homemakers. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 23 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Don Arthur. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Willison “Bill” Hylton; one sister, Lucille Burman of Sewickley, PA and one brother, Colonel Hardwick also of Sewickley, PA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1992

LYNCY, Elizabeth (Bartram-Peters)
1901-1992
Elizabeth  Bartram Peters Lynch, 90, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Mar 17 following an extended illness. Mrs. Lynch was born Nov 16, 1901 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late W. J. and Hattie Marcum Bartram. She was a member of the Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters, Ruth Knepper of Columbus, OH and Frances Graves of Erie, PA, 4 half sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 25, 1992

MILLER, Maudie (Cantrell-Perry)
1919=1992
Maudie Cantrell Perry Miller, 72, of Stambaugh, died Thursday, Mar 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Miller was born Jun 20, 1919, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Josie McDowell Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Perry. She was a retired cook from the Johnson County Senior Citizens’ Program and a member of the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 15 at the Louisa Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Edgel Stevens and Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Ouida Wright of Stambaugh, one son, Curtis Perry of Blaine; one sister, Mollie Griffith of Louisa; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1992

MOORE, Clustenie (Daniel)
1914-1992
Clustenie Moore, 77 of Blaine, died Thursday, Feb 7, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Moore was born Dec 30,1914 at Kerz, a daughter of the late Harry and Venice Slone Daniel. Her husband, Mart Moore, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday Mar 1 at Laurel Hill Primitive Baptist Church at Blaine. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Flat Gap. Surviving are 4 daughters, Bertena Ross of Blaine, Thelma Jewell Hill of Granite City, IL, Charlotte Bishop of West Chester, OH and Polly Vivian Bellinghousen of Mason City, OH; 2 sons, James Moore of Columbus, OH and Arley Moore of Flat Gap, 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and 18 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1992

PENLEY, Floyd
1919-1992
Floyd Penley, 72, of Russell, died Tuesday, Feb 25 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Penley was born Aug 13, 1919, in Balltown, TN, a son of the late William and Mary Penley. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 28 at 11 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery in Crum, WV. Surviving are a brother, Roy Penley of Kewanee, IL and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1992

ROBERTSON, Vangie (Wilson)
1915-1992
Vangie Robertson, 76, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Feb 27 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Robertson was born Jun 6, 1915 in Genoa, WV, a daughter of the late James and Cuzzie Jackson Wilson. Her husband, Freelin Robertson, preceded her in death. She was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 29 at Oak Grove Methodist church by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Rev. Raymond Dingus, and Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Gladys Webb of Huntington, WV and Joyce Endicott of Genoa; one son, Bernice Robertson of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Fay Cox of Kenova, WV and Pauline Robertson of Fort Gay, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1992

WALLACE, Laban, Jr.
1919-1992
Laban Eugene (Lew) Wallace, Jr., 73, died Sunday, Mar 15. Mr. Wallace was born Mar 8, 1919 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Laban Eugene Wallace and Roxie Bradley Wallace. He was the County Surveyor for Lawrence county, a position he had held for many years. He was a World War II veteran serving with the Engineers and Infantry during his tour of duty. He formerly worked for the highway department, Paul Coffee Construction Company, Addington Brothers and was retired from Ashland Coal. Mr. Wallace was the President of Greenlawn Cemetery, Inc and the Trustee for Pine Hill Cemetery. He was a well known historian concerning the people and places in Lawrence County and worked extensively with genealogy. He had worked with the National Weather Service for over 30 years recording the rainfall in the Lawrence county area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Margaret Wallace, who died in 1984. A military service will be performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 Funeral service will be Wednesday, Mar 18 (today) at Louisa United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Jane Kathryn Branham of Louisa and Lu Ann Wallace of Lexington, 2 sisters,  Dove Chaffin of Louisa and Veryl Lycan of Lebanon, OH; 3 brothers, Tom Wallace and Elwood Wallace of Cincinnati, OH and Virgil Wallace of Louisa; 3 grandsons and many nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1992

WEAVER, Pauline
1924-1992
Pauline Weaver, 67, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 14, at her home. Miss Weaver was born May 30, 1924 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Arbie and Lora Wheeler Weaver. She was a secretary at the Lawrence county Soil Conservation Service in Lexington and Ashland. She was a member of the First Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 17 at the First Baptist church by Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Pinehills Cemetery. Surviving is a sister, Emily Sue Thompson of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 18, 1992

WHITT, Raymond
1035-1992
Raymond Whitt, 56, of Louisa, died Monday, Mar 9, following an extended illness. Mr. Whitt was born Oct 27, 1935, in Martin County, a son of the late Hence and Meddie Cains Whitt. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a Dredge Operator for Big Sandy Coal and Kentucky May. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Mar 12 at 2 at his home by Rev. Clovis Vanover and Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Whitt family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Crum Whitt of Louisa; 2 sons, Michael Whitt and Larry Whitt, both of Louisa; 7 daughters, Linda Dalton of Martin County, Arvie Whitt, Donna Stacy, Sandra Skaggs, and Amanda Whitt all of Louisa, Ella Maynard and Loretta Bowen both of Crum, WV; 4 sisters, Arvie Vanover of Columbus, OH, Dorthy Vinson, Cynthia Bowen and Elsie Marcum all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Jay D. Whitt of Columbus, OH and Monroe Whitt of Louisa and 18 grandchildren. Young funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 11, 1992

WORKMAN, Lucy Lee (Weaver)
Lucy Lee Workman, 70 of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Mar 6 in Louisa. Mrs. Workman was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Larry H. Workman. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 11 (today) at Evans Funeral Home. Pastor Stephen Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Glen Rest Cemetery. Surviving children, Larry (Diana) Workman of Dallas, TX, Cheryl (Terry) Becker of Phoenix, AZ and Mona Workman of Worthington; 6 grandchildren,  one great grandchild, sister, Emily Sue Thompson and Pauline Weaver, both of Louisa, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home and Evans Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 11, 1992

YOUNG, Ivan, Sr.
1909-1992
Ivan Young, Sr., 83, of Columbus, OH, died Thursday, Feb 6, at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Young was born Jan 25, 1909, at Blaine. He was a son of the late Charles and Tava Bishop Young. He was preceded in death by one son, Ivan Young, Jr. He was a retired service station owner/operator and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 8 by rev. Alan Harmon and Rev. Jack Hatfield. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, of 62 years, Clara Smith Young; 2 sons, Jack Young of Columbus, OH and Richard Young of Baltimore, OH; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, Graumlich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 4, 1992

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APRIL

ABLES, John W.
1918-1992
John W. Ables, 73, of Grove City, OH, died Sunday, Apr 12 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Ables was born Apr 21, 1918, in Cadmus, KY, a son of George and Victoria Woods Ables. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Apr 21 at Miller Funeral Home in Grove City, OH. Surviving include his wife, Sybil Ables of Grove City, OH; 3 sons, James Ables of Indiana, John Ables of Newark and Harry Ables of Grove City, OH; 2 sisters, Greathel McGlone of Columbus and Mae McDowell of Obetz, OH; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

ADAMS, Pete
1915-1992
Pete Adams, 76, of Greenup County, died Tuesday, Apr 14 in Riverview Nursing Home. Mr. Adams was born Aug 28, 1915 in Oak Hill, a son of James L. and Susie Chaffin Adams. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Baptist Church. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Apr 18 by Matthew Adams at Clevenger Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, James L. Adams of Crestwood, KY and John B. Adams of Amherst, NB; one sister, Bertha Jewell of Chattaroy, WV; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

ADKINS, Junior G.
1921-1992
Junior G. Adkins, 70, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 19 following an extended illness. Mr. Adkins was born Nov 7, 1921 in Louisa, the son of the late George and Martha Jane Parker Adkins. He was a carpenter and employed by Chrysler Airtemp. He was also an Army Veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Jimmie Bevins. A military service was conducted at the graveside by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Minerva Adkins; 4 daughters: Larna Mae Sprouse, Webbville, KY, Loretta Fannin, route 1, Louisa, Martha Ross, Zanesville, OH, Karen Jude, route 1, Louisa; 6 sons: Jimmy Adkins, Owingsville, KY, Wayne Adkins, Newark, OH, Johnny Adkins, route 1, Louisa, Douglas Adkins, Newark, OH, Timmy Adkins, Blaine, KY, George Adkins, Winchester, KY; a sister: Evlyn Marzano, Chicago, IL, a brother: Willis Arnold Adkins, Dell City, VA, 29 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

BARTRAM, Inez (Peters)
1897-1992
Inez Peters Bartram, 95, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 18 following a long illness. Mrs. Bartram was born May 11, 1897 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of Rev. Lewis G. and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Peters. She was a member of Peters Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 21 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willard Robinson and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Frazier in Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 daughters, Garnet Huff of Lucas, OH, Betty Walz of Belleville, OH and Julia Jones of Bluefield, WV; one brother, Jack Peters of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

BOWYER, Ida Opal (Burchett)
1935-1992
Ida Opal Bowyer, 57, of Rockville, MD, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 6 in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. Mrs. Bowyer was born Mar 3, 1935 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late James Willey and Dixie Jane Miller Burchett. The funeral was conducted 10:30 Saturday, Apr 11 at the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Woods Cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are 2 daughters: Deborah J. Musumeci, Gaithersburg, MD and Ruth a. Perkins, Silver Springs, MD: 2 brothers: David G. Butcher, Portsmouth, OH and Benjamin F. Burchett, Louisa; 2 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1992

CARTER, Donna Jean
1945-1992
Donna Jean Carter, 46, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 14, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born Jun 23, 1945 in Louisa, a daughter of Cecil and Zona Roberts Carter. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 16 at 3 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her father, Cecil Carter, of route 3, Louisa, one sister, Carolyn J. Preece of Louisa; 3 nieces, one nephew and one great niece. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1992

CHAPMAN, Clyde
1913-1992
Clyde A. Chapman, 79, died Wednesday, Mar 25 in Mercy Hospital in Johnstown, PA. Mr. Chapman was born Aug 16, 1913 at Chapman, KY, a son of the late John and Isabelle Perry Chapman. He was a self employed painter and carpenter. Surviving are 2 brothers, George F. Smith of Louisa and William S. Chapman of Zephers Hills, FL and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1992

CYRUS, Cecil E. “Gene”
1935-1992
Johnson County Sheriff, Cecil E. “Gene” Cyrus, 56, died Wednesday, March 18 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cyrus was born June 13, 1935 in Lawrence County, the son of the late Sheridan and Mary Jane Wilson Cyrus. He was a member of the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville Masonic Lodge #381 F & AM, DAV, Paintsville York Rite, El Hasa Temple, Kentucky Sheriff’s Association and the National Sheriff’s Association. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ted Cyrus. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 21 in the gymnasium at Johnson Central High School, with Revs. James Kelly Caudill, Paul W. Browning and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Surviving are his wife, Ester Gay Blevins Cyrus; one son, Cecil E. “Bucky” Cyrus, II of Paintsville, two daughters, Jeania Gay Cyrus of Paintsville and Angela Michelle Cyrus of Hager Hill; two brothers, Lindsey and Jim Cyrus, both of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Ruby Runn and Louise Conley, both of Columbus, and Ruth Maynard of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Jim Cyrus, Mike Castle, Joe Chandler, Tom Iredale, Pete Cantrell, Eulas Crace, Jack Hill and Vic Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were the Johnson County Sheriff deputies and friends. Bryan Fraley and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 1, 1992

DOBBINS, Edgar
1912-1992
Edgar Dobbins, 79, formerly of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, Feb 18 following an extended illness. Mr. Dobbins was born May 19, 1912 in Patrick, KY, a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Vanhoose Dobbins. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, and 2 sisters, Surviving are 2 sons, and one daughter, 6 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial was in Palson, MT. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1992

FRALEY, James Wesley
1897-1992
James Wesley “Jim Hoss” Fraley, 94, died March 31 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Fraley was born May 28, 1897, the son of Joe and Mary Johnson Fraley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Childers Fraley in 1985. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 3 at the Young Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Fraley Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Edith Reed of Thelma, Josephine Grim of tutor Key, Gladys Vanhorn of Louisa, and Jane Leedy of Shreve, OH; and 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 8, 1992

FRAZIER, James Rice
1917-1992
James Rice Frazier, 74, of Ashland, died Thursday, Mar 26 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Mr. Frazier was born Nov 30,1 917 in Louisa, a son of the late Charley and Effie Thompson Frazier. He was  a retired Ross Brothers Construction mechanic and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 29 at Lazear Funeral Home under the direction of Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial was n Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are his wife, Willa Belle Frazier of Ashland; one daughter, Randy Rice of Ashland, 3 granddaughters and 5 great grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 1, 1992

GILLUM, James
1916-1992
James Gillum, 76, of Catlettsburg, died Monday, Apr 13 following an extended illness. Mr. Gillum was born Mar 13, 1916 in Sandy Hook, KY, a son of the late William and Almedia Johnson Gillum. Graveside services was Tuesday, Apr 14 with Rev. James Doughton officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Everett Gillum of Catlettsburg and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1992

GREATHOUSE, Irene (Holt)
1917-1992
Irene Greathouse, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday Apr 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Greathouse was born Aug 13, 1917 in Inez a daughter of the late John Michael and Minerva Baldwin Holt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Greathouse in 1988. She was a member of the Salt Peter Community Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 17 at the Salt Peter Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 sisters, Hazel Puckett and Opal Wellman, both of Springfield, OH and Mary Nelson of Middleville, MI; 2 brothers, Clyde Holt of Fort Gay and Charles J. Holt of Carroll, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

HALE, Susan Catherine (Withrow)
1921-1992
Susan Catherine Hale, 71, of Boyd County, died Monday, Mar 30 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hale was born Feb 4, 1921 in Coalton, KY, a daughter of the late William and Hazel Wolfe Withrow. She was a member of the First Church of God in Lomansville, Milan Ruth Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, and Loge #106 Eastern Star, Milan, MI. the funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 2 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jim Follers. Eastern Star service will be Wednesday, Apr 1 (today). Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, Charles Arnold Hale, of Ashland; 2daughters, Hazel Guilford of Dundee, MI, and Janet Gano of Phoenix City, AL; one stepdaughter, Brenda Aliff of Charlotte Hall, MC; one son, Charles Eugene Hale of Dundee, MI; 2 sisters, Ruth Vaughn of Bellivue, OH and Lillian Mullins of Ashland; 3 brothers, George Withrow of Freemont, OH, James E. Withrow of North Lewisburg, OH and William Withrow of Bericka Springs, CA and 8 grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 1, 1992

HOLBROOK, Hazel Louise (Holbrook)
1911-1992
Hazel Louise Holbrook, 81, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 18 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was born Feb 1, 1911, in Hicksville, KY, a daughter of John and Kitty Hayes Holbrook. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 21 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters: Betty Brown, Flint, MI, Donna Jordan, Glenda Shockey, and Regina Diamond all of route 4, Louisa; a son: Billy Gene Holbrook, Flint, MI; 2 sisters: Connie Combs, Ashland, KY, Garnet Adkins, route 3, Louisa, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

MAYNARD, Dombey L.
1927-1992
Dombey L. Maynard, 64, of Forest Hill, KY, died Sunday, Apr 12 in Charleston Area Medical Center. Mr. Maynard was born Oct 12, 1927 in Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late McKinney and Lexie Frazier Maynard. He was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church, Brotherhood of Railway Carmen Lodge and an Army veteran of Korean War. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 16 at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sidney E. Copley officiating. Burial will be in Maynard-Frazier Cemetery, in Lost Creek, WV. Surviving include his wife, Nora Jean Maynard, a son: David L. Maynard, Forest Hills, KY, 2 daughters: Mrs. Bruce “Donna” Hager, Ransom, KY and Mrs. Rick “Kathy” Gannon, Forest Hills; 3 brothers: Charles Maynard, Santa Rosa, FL, Max Maynard and Billy Darrell Maynard both of Glenhayes; 2 sisters: Minerva Little of Glenhayes and Tammy Meddings, Crum, WV; 2 grandsons. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1992

MCCALLISTER, Dudley
1924-1992
Dudley McCallister, 64, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 27 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. McCallister was born May 4, 1924 in Van Lear, KY, a son of the late James William and Emma Abshire McCallister. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. He was a retired coal miner from Kermit Coal Company, a member of Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 29 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home with Elice Perry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Opal McCallister of Louisa; one daughter, Mintha Kay Coburn of Naugatuck, WV; 2 sons, Gary McCallister of Lovely and James w. McCallister of Naugatuck, WV; 8 grandchildren; 4 step children and one half sister, Gladys Deaton of Paducah, KY. Heston & Wilson was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1992

MOORE, Alan “Chuck” B.
1949-1992
Alan “Chuck” B. Moore, 42, Belleville, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 10, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Mr. Moore was born May 29, 1949 in Louisa, a son of Garland B. and Louise Webb Moore. He was preceded in death by his father, Garland B. Moore. He was employed as Willow Run assembly plant as an inspector. He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church in Belleville. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 14 at Grace Baptist Church in Belleville, MI with Pastor Jack T. Story, Pastor Jay Frazier, Pastor Jimmy Hensly and Rev. Robert J. White officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Surviving include his wife, Linda Carey Moore; 2 daughters, Stephanie Yvonne and Heather Suzanne Moore, both of Belleville, MI; his mother, Louise Moore of Ulysses, KY and one brother, Karol Jack Moore of Portland, OR. Big Sandy News, Apr 15, 1992

O’DELL, John Riley
John Riley O’Dell, 75, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Apr 21 in Fort Gay. Mr. O’Dell was born Mar 28, 1917 in Prichard, WV, a son of George Washington and Erma Large O’Dell. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A graveside service was conducted in Hatten Cemetery Thursday, Apr 23 by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sharon Lee Legg of Akron, OH, and Kathy Lynn Quiros of Torrence, CA one son, John Riley O’Dell of Orlando, FL; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 29, 1992

PRESTON, James A.
1926-1992
James A. Preston, 65, of Eustis, FL, formerly of West Van Lear, died Tuesday, Apr 21 in Eustis. Mr. Preston was born Oct 19, 1926 at Richardson, a son of the late Franklin and Martha Porter Preston. He was a former employee of G. E. in Fort Wayne, IN. The funeral was conducted Saturday Apr 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Childers Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Dovie L. Childers Preston; one son, James V. Preston of Thelma; 3 daughters, Kathy L. Williams, Cheryl K. Pasko and Tami G. Wirt all of Huntington, IN; 2 sisters, Georgie F. Blair of Statesville, NC and Vneedia Childers of Richardson; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News,
Apr 29, 1992

RIFFE, Wayne Alton
1910-1992
Wayne Alton Riffe, 81, of Fallsburg, died Sunday, Apr 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Riffe was born Dec 17, 1910 at East Fork, the son of the late John B. and Ida Shortridge Riffe. He was a retired miller for Ashland Milling Company and a member of Savage Memorial Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Apr 22, (today) at 2 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Savage. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Linda Bradley of Lincoln, NB, and Loucrecia Taylor of Plymouth, OH, 2 brothers, Heral Riffe and V. B. Riffe both of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Kathleen Riffe of Dayton, OH and Patsy Combs of Verona, OH; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

STEELE, Paul
1920-1992
Paul Steele, 71, of route 1, Webbville, died Saturday, Mar 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Steele was born Oct 2, 1920 at Caines Creek, a son of the late Clabe and Elizabeth Frazier Steele. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Shaker Coal Company and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 30 a the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Ross and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Rogers Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lolene Rogers Steele; a daughter Shelia Diane Daniel; a son, Bobby Jason Steele; of Ulysses; one half brother, Silas Steele of Webbville; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 1, 1992

SWANN, Othie (Moore)
1912-1992
Othie Moore Swann, 79, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 28, at her home. Mrs. Swann was born Apr 23, 1912 in Mattie, KY, a daughter of the late Lindsey Moore and Martha Cordle Moore. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Cratis Swann and Ellsworth Swann. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 31 at Charlie Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Lorene Kenser of Pataskala, OH; one son, Carl Ulysses Swann of Jackson, OH; one sister, Sarah Moore of Louisa; one brother Otto Moore of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1992

TACKETT, William Howard
1933-1992
William Howard Tackett, 58, of Fort Myers, FL, died Friday, Apr 3 in Fort Myers. Mr. Tackett was born May 4, 1933 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Edward Lee and Josephine Roark Tackett. He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and an employee for United Telephone for 25 years. He was a member of the Cahusa Pioneer Club and the American Legion. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 6 in Fort Myers with burial there. Surviving are his wife, Jane Tackett of Fort Myers; 2 daughters, Judy of Minnesota and Maren of Florida; 2 granddaughters; one sister, Doretha Lambert of Wurtland, 2 brothers, John Tackett of route 2, Catlettsburg and Jack Tackett of Fallsburg as well as many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 8,1992

THOMPSON, Thomasene Dorene “Cissy” (Cox)
1970-1992
Thomasene Doreen “Cissy” Thompson, 21, of 2787 Ohio Street, West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday, Mar 20 in West Palm Beach. Ms. Thompson was born Aug 9, 1970 in West Palm Beach, a daughter of the late Robert Cox and Regina Weaver. She was a dental assistant and an Army veteran. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, Mar 22 at the Thompson family cemetery by Rev. Charles Thompson. Surviving are one brother, Brent Cox of Fort Gay, one half brother, Bart Weaver, of Anaheim, CA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1992

TULEY, Ralph Russell
1915-1992
Rev. Ralph Russell Tuley, 76, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Mar 24 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Tuley was born Aug 13, 1915 in Dale, IN, a son of the late Monta and Etta Lamar Tuley. He was preceded in death by 2 wives, Roberta Lewin Tuley in 1985 and Roberta Jo Clark Tuley in 1992. He was a home missionary in West Virginia and Kentucky for 50 years and a minister for the Chapel Program for the Lawrence County, KY and Cabell County, WV school systems. He was a member of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Southern Highland Evangel at Pounding Mill, VA, Humana Senior Association, Fort Gay Senior Citizens Center, Council on Aging and the Association of North American Mission. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 28 at the first Baptist Church in Louisa. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Calla Mae Tucker of Harrison, AR, and Ruth Slone of Louisa; 3 sons, Ralph Tuley of Chicago, Joseph Tuley of Charleston, IL and James Tuley of Kermit, WV; 5 stepchildren, one sister, Jannett Nickel of Dale; 3 brothers, Monta Tuley, Jr. of Marietta, GA, Ray Tuley of Pontiac, IL and Jesse tuley of Glendale Heights, Il; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 1, 1992

YORK, Larry Dallas
1973-1992
Larry Dallas York, 17 of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. He was born Feb 11, 1973 in Columbus, OH, a son of Larry Paul York of Louisa and Jewell Keaton York of Grove City, OH. He was a sophomore at Lawrence County High School where he was a member of the ROTC. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the York Cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include 4 sisters, Maggie York, Christine York, Rebecca York and Jessica York all of Louisa; a brother, Brian York of Grove City, OH and his maternal grandfather, Cody Keaton of Plain City, OH  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 22, 1992

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ADAMS, Elza
1906-1992
Elza Adams, 85, of Raymond, OH, died Friday, May 8 at Woodstock Care Center. Mr. Adams was born Aug 24, 1906 in Louisa, a son of the late Samuel and Esther Chaffin Adams. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 12, at Faith Baptist Temple, Marysville, OH with Rev. Morgan Miller officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mary C. Smith, one son, Charles Ray Adams, Chillicothe, OH, 2 daughters, Mary Ruth Green, Chillicothe, OH and Sylvia Mae Hatfield of Circleville; 4 stepsons, Gerald Vincent, Tampa, FL, Don Vinson, Marysville, OH, Paul Vinson, Springboro OH, Wadell Vinson, Houston Bay, FL; 2 brothers, Clyde Adams, Circleville, OH and Woodrow Adams, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

BELLOMY, Walter
1911-1992
Walter Bellomy, 81, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, May 10 following an extended illness. Mr. Bellomy was born Feb 22, 1911, in Little Hurricane, WV, a son of Alonzo an Cora McGee Bellomy. One son, Ralph Edward Bellomy preceded him in death. He worked for the veterans administration for 25 years, a member of the Community Chapel Church and a World War II veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday, May 13, (today) at 2 at the Community Chapel Church with Rev. Walter Smith and Rev. John Cavins officiating. Burial will be in Community Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Ella Bellomy of Fort Gay; 4 daughters, Bonnie Smith, Prichard, Lotus Marcum, Archdale, NC, Judy Jarrell and Diana Hill both of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Lona Ellis, Prichard, Opal Sprague, Kenova, WV, Lotus Rickman, Huntington, one brother, Clarence Bellomy, Prichard, WV; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

BENTLEY, Franklin Delano
1932-1992
Franklin Delano Bentley, 59, of Vickery, OH died Thursday, May 14 in Buckeye Nursing Home. Mr. Bentley was born sep 5, 1932 in Louisa, a son of the late Benjamin and Julia Evelyn Lemaster Bentley. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bentley Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters, Aileen Cooksey of Vickery, OH and Doris Browning of Clyde, OH; 2 brothers, Garland Bentley and Frederick Leon Bentley, both of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

BURCHETT, Riley
1901-1992
Riley Burchett, 90, of Akron, OH formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 28 in Akron General Hospital. Mr. Burchett was born Dec 28, 1901 in Louisa, a son of the late Martin and Jessie Carter Burchett. He was a retired employee of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He attended Goodyear Heights Community Church and was a member of Coventry Lodge No. 665, Lake Erie Consistory. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Ray Diamond officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ersella Adams Burchett; one son, Bernard Burchett of Akron; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

CARTER, Lennie
1918-1992
Lennie Carter, 73, died Thursday, May 7 at his home. Mr. Carter was born Oct 19,1918 in Gladys, KY, the son of George and Livena Kitchen Carter. On Dec 6, 1946 in Louisa he married the former Dora Belle Spillman, who survives. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Berta Wright and Elva Clevenger; and 6 brothers, Eskel, Willard, Raymond, Virgil, James, Burl and Arnold. He was a veteran of World War II and served in France, Central Europe and Iceland. He received the EAME Theater Ribbon and 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Salem White Church Triumphant and a farmer in the Kingston area since 1946. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 9, at Salem White Church Triumphant, Kingston, OH with Rev. Eric Van Buskirk officiating. Burial was in Salem White Cemetery with military honors. Surviving are 4 daughters, Clara Kutschbach, Chillicothe, Sue Miner, Frankfort, Mary Moore, Chillicothe, and Nancy Carter at home; 2 sons, Lennie Carter, Baltimore, MD and David Carter, Franklin, KY; one grandson; 6 granddaughters; one great granddaughter; one sister, Myrtie Jobe, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

CHURCH, Lina (Waddle)
1914-1992
Lina Church, 77, of Louisa, died Saturday, May 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Church was born Aug 1, 1914 in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of Luther Waddle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 13 (today) at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Church, Louisa and one step son, Rodney Spradlin of Marysville, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

CRABTREE, Elmer
1896-1992
Elmer Crabtree, 95, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Crabtree was born Dec 1, 1896, in Louisa, a son of the late Eureka Emily Crabtree. His wife, Nellie Thornhill Crabtree, preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad and was a farmer and carpenter. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 23 at the Young Funeral Home with Rev. Wayman McGuire officiating. Burial was in Crabtree family cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Alice Schonbeck of Fairhaven, Mass., Juanita Conn of Franklin Furnace, OH, Mickey Price of Chicago and Kay Crabtree Moore of Dayton, OH; 2 sons, Millard Jack Crabtree of South Charleston, WV and Fred Smith Crabtree of New Bedford, Mass., 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 27, 1992

DAVIS, Victoria (Maynard)
1915-1992
Victoria Maynard Davis, 77, of route 1, Louisa, died Thursday, May 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was born Mar 5, 1915 in Naugatuck, WV, a daughter of the late Leonard and Sally Moore Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Davis. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 17 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, Truman Maynard of route 1, Louisa and Robert Maynard of  Rittman, OH and several nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

ELLIS, Lona (Bellomy)
1908-1992
Lona Ellis, 84, of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, May 12. Mrs. Ellis was born Jan 6, 1908 in Little Hurricane, WV, a daughter of Lonzo and Cora McGee Bellomy. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 15 at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Otto Perry and Rev. Darrell Brewer officiating. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Clotene Kelly of Bryan, OH, Edith Smith of Wadsworth, OH, Erma Napierr of Rittman, OH, Linda Ferguson of Homosassa Spring, FL and Rita Cavins of Little Hurricane, WV; 5 sons, Hubert Ellis of Bryan, OH, Herbert Ellis of Hollister, FL, Homer Ellis of Rittman, OH, Walter Ellis of Little Hurricane, WV and Dennie Ellis of Marietta, GA; one brother, Clarence Bellomy of Prichard, WV; 2 sisters, Opal Sprangue and Louts Rickman both of Huntington, WV; 28 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

HAMILTON, Willie Kitchen
Willie Kitchen Hamilton, 98, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Apr 22 following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorsie Foster Hamilton; his mother, Emily Wright Kitchen; his stepfather, C. C. Kitchen and his father, Thomas Hamilton. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith and a veteran of World War I. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 24, with Robert Maynard officiating. Burial was in Big Darby Cemetery in Plain City, OH. Surviving are one daughter, Martha Adkins of Columbus, OH; 3 sons, Sherman Hamilton of Cambridge, OH, Willard Hamilton of Delaware, OH and George Hamilton of Plain City, OH; one half sister, Flossie Chaffin of Louisa; 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

JORDAN, Beckie
1989-1992
Beckie Jordan, 2 of Blaine, died Saturday, May 2 in a mobile home fire along with her father, Kenneth Allen; 2 sisters, 7 year old Virgie Lee and 6 year old Mary Jane. Beckie was born Nov 26, 1989 in Paintsville, a daughter of Kenneth and Vickie Daniels Jordan of Blaine. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 5, at Watterson Church in Cherokee with Rev. Dewey Hogston officiating. Burial was in Leadman-Evans Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother is one sister, Vanessa Jordan of Blaine, one brother, Charles M. Jordan of Blaine; paternal grandfather, Charles Earl Jordan of Blaine and maternal grandmother, Victoria Pabialo of Blaine. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

JORDAN, Lloyd G.
1909-1992
Rev. Lloyd G. Jordan, 82, of route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday, May 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Jordan was born Oct 29, 1909 in Tuscola, KY, a son of Camillas and Belle Vanover Jordan. He was a pastor of Baker Church on route 4, Louisa. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 16 at Baker Church with Rev. Gordan Crisp, Jack Savage, and Rev. Henry  McCoy officiating. Surviving are his wife Tina Edith Webb Jordan, of route 4, Louisa, 2 daughters, Doris Webb and Mary McGuire both of route 4, Louisa; 3 sisters, Icel Webb of Wellington, OH, Viola Simpson of Dayton, OH, Victoria Bush of Canal Winchester, OH; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 27, 1992

JORDAN, Kenneth Allen
1963-1992
Kenneth Allen Jordan, 29, of Blaine, died Saturday, May 2 in a mobile home fire along with his 3 daughters, 2 year old Beckie, 6 year old Mary Jane and 7 year old Virgie Lee. Mr. Jordan was born Feb 25, 1963 in Louisa a son of Charles Earl and the late Verililly Johnson Jordan. He was a farm laborer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 5, at Watterson Church in Cherokee with Rev. Dewey Hogston officiating. Burial was in Leadman-Evans Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his father is his wife, Vickie Daniels Jordan of Blaine; one daughter, Venessa Jordan of Blaine, one son, Charles M. Jordan of Blaine; 2 sisters, Mary Wilks of Webbville and Connie Cyrus of Crotin, OH; 7 brothers, Luther Jordan of Webbville, Billy Ray Jordan of Louisa, David Lee Jordan and Randall Jordan both of Blaine, Charley Jordan of Londonary, OH, James Allen Jordan of Chillicothe, OH and Clarence Virgil Jordan of Columbus, OH. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

JORDAN, Mary Jane
1986-1992
Mary Jane Jordan, 6, of Blaine  died Saturday, May 2 in a mobile home fire along with her father, Kenneth Allen; 2 sisters, 2 year old Beckie and 7 year old Virgie Lee. Mary was born Mar 10m, 1986 in Louisa, a daughter of Kenneth Allen and Vickie Daniels Jordan of Blaine. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 5, at Watterson Church in Cherokee with Rev. Dewey Hogston officiating. Burial was in Leadman-Evans Cemetery.
Surviving in addition to her mother is one sister, Vanessa Jordan of Blaine, one brother, Charles M. Jordan of Blaine; paternal grandfather, Charles Earl Jordan of Blaine and maternal grandmother, Victoria Pabialo of Blaine. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

JORDAN, Virgie Lee
1984-1992
Virgie Lee Jordan, 7, of Blaine, died Saturday, May 2 in a mobile home fire along with her father, Kenneth Allen; 2 sisters, 2 year old Beckie and 6 year old Mary Jane. Virgie was born Jun 15, 1984 in Ashland, a daughter of Kenneth Allen and Vickie Daniels Jordan of Blaine. She was a student at Blaine Elementary School. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 5, at Watterson Church in Cherokee with Rev. Dewey Hogston officiating. Burial was in Leadman-Evans Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother is one sister, Vanessa Jordan of Blaine, one brother, Charles M. Jordan of Blaine; paternal grandfather, Charles Earl Jordan of Blaine and maternal grandmother, Victoria Pabialo of Blaine. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

KINGSMORE, Hugh Hilliard
1913-1992
Hugh Hilliard Kingsmore, 79, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday, May 15 at his home. Mr. Kingsmore was born Jan 6, 19113 in Asheville, NC, a son of the late L. D. and Elizabeth Rogers Kingsmore. He was a retired Ashland Oil, Inc employee. Surviving are his wife, Louise Burton Kingsmore, 2 daughters: Mrs. Morris “Karen” Kennedy, route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Greg “Janet” Beckelheimer, route 1, Louisa; a son: Sam Kingsmore, route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mrs. Chester “Louise” Fisher, Columbia, SC; a brother: Blane Kingsmore, Forest City, NC; 7 grandchildren, a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Sunday May 17 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Weyman McGuire and Rev. Lenwood Campbell with music by The Galileans and The Risen Trio. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Copley, William Copley, Donnie Coulton, Wendy Lemaster, Jamie Preston and Paul Rice with burial in the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

LANEY, Liss
1909-1992
Liss Laney, 83, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 14 in his home. Mr. Laney was born Jan 17, 1909, in Louisa, a son of Robert Laney and Dove Hurley Laney. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 23 at the Allore Funeral Home in Monroe, MI. Surviving are his wife, Anna Laney of Louisa; one daughter, Hazel Chambers of Monroe, MI; 3 brothers, Sam Laney of Louisa, Bert Laney and William Laney both of Monroe, MI; 3 sisters, Virginia McCrady, Mary Fox and Shirley Townsend all of Monroe, MI; 2 grandchildren. Allore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

MARTIN, Dora (Lemaster)
Dora Lemaster Martin, 51, of Spruce Pine, NC, formerly of Louisa, died Monday Apr 27 in Spruce Pine. Mrs. Martin was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Ball Lemaster. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Apr 30, a the Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Brenda Coyle of Spruce Pien and Kathie Letterman of Bakersville, NC; one sons, Johnny Martin of Hickory, NC; 3 sisters, Lincus Hogston of Louisa, Mrs. David Hammond of rush and Etta Holt of Huntington, WV; one brother, Tony Lemaster of Fort Gay, WV and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

MOORE, Tennie Monnie
1959-1992
Tennie Monnie Moore, 33 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Friday May 15 in Grant Hospital in Columbus. Miss Moore was born Apr 16, 1959, in Columbus, a daughter of Kenneth and Virginia Carter Moore of Hebron, OH. She was of the Baptist Faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 sisters, Sharon Luby of Newark, OH and Caroline Holley of Adams; 3 brothers, Carter Dee Moore of Jackson, OH, Kenneth B. Moore of Hebron and Ronald Moore of Middleport, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

O’DANIEL, Lucian
1920-1992
Lucian O’Daniel, 71, of Meades Branch, died Monday, May 4, following a long illness. Mr. O’Daniel was born Sep 2, 1920 in Yatesville, a son of the late William H. and Geneva Berry O’Daniel. He was a member of DAV of Louisa and a World War II Veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday, May 6 (today) at 11 at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Amon Diamond officiating. Burial was in O’Daniel Cemetery. A graveside military service was conducted by the American Post 89-VFW 2103. Surviving are his wife, Alphoretta Williams O’Daniel of Meades Branch; 4 sons, Richard O’Daniel of Warner Robins, GA, Thomas O’Daniel of Mauldin, SC, Michael O’Daniel of Pikeville, Paul O’Daniel of MacClenny, FL; 3 daughters, Frances Hobbs of Sand Springs, OK, Shirley Roark of Baxter, TN and Edna Holbrook of Bartow, FL; one brother, John T. O’Daniel of Meades Branch; 10 grandchildren. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

REED, Nannie (Lemaster)
1931-1992
Nannie Reed, 60, of Lowmansville, died Friday, May 8 at her home. Mrs. Reed was born Nov 9, 1931, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Lundy Lemaster of Route 5, Louisa and late Dixie Prince Lemaster. She was a licensed beautician and a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 11 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Reed and Boyd Cemetery in Lowmansville. Additional survivors include her husband, Willie D. Reed, a son: Rick Reed, Hager Hill, KY, a daughter: Lisa Dempsey, Lowmansville, KY, 3 sisters: Brenda Young, and Almetta Marcum both of Louisa, Sadie Littleton, Mansfield, OH, father: Lundy Lemaster; 6 brothers: Paul Lemaster, Columbus, Lundy Lemaster, Jr., Marion, OH, Billy Lemaster, Lakeland, FL, James Lemaster, Glen Lemaster and Harold Lemaster all of Louisa; 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

RICE, Ira Kenneth
1919-1992
Ira Kenneth Rice, 73, of Skiatook, OK, died Thursday, Apr 30. Mr. Rice was born Feb 2, 1919 in Louisa, a son of the late Doc and Gladys Crider Rice. He was a farm worker. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 6 (today) at 2 at Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, W. A. Archie Rice of Skiatook, OK; one niece, Mary Rice; 2 nephews, William Steven Rice and Robert Mitchell Rice all of Skiatook, OK; one great niece, Christina Faye of Strickland, FL. Heston & Wilson Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

SCARBERRY, Jacob Junior
1908-1992
Jacob Junior Scarberry, 84, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, May 13 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Scarberry was born Jan 16, 1908 in Catlettsburg, KY, a son of Jacob and Belle Hatfield Scarberry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Church Scarberry in 1973. He was a retired railroader for CSX System for 48 years and a member of the Charley Freewill Baptist Church for 61 years. He was also a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge #858 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 16 at Charley Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Ronald Childers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Faye Keaton of route 1, Louisa; one son, Harold Scarberry of route 1, Louisa; one brother, Claude Scarberry of Ashland; one sister, Gathel Swann of Oak Hill, OH; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 20, 1992

SHORT, Joann (Senters)
1938=1992
Joann Senters Short, 53, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 6, in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Short was born May 21, 1938, in Louisa, a daughter of Elsie Hammonds Senters of Louisa and the late Proctor Senters. Her husband, William T. Short, died in 1982. She was a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 9 at the Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and William Teems, minister. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Additional survivors include a daughter: Rita Short Pack, Louisa; 6 sons: William J. Short, Donald D. Pope, Bruce Short, Philip Short all of Louisa, Mark Short, South Point, OH, Richard Pope, Winchester, KY; a brother: Doug Senters, Louisa; 5 sisters: Betty Bentley, Barbara Preston, June Diamond, Jane Hughes and Jean Burchett all of Louisa; 11 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

SKAGGS, Lenoria Jean (Lilly)
1972-1992
Lenoria Jean “Birdie” Lilly Skaggs, 19, of Willard, KY, died Saturday, May 2. Mrs. Skaggs was born Dec 22, 1972 in Louisa, a daughter of Frank and Patricia Daniels Lilly. She was a member of Hitchens and Webbville Volunteer Fire Department. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 6 (today) at 11 at the Webbville Community Baptist Church with Rev. Buck Hogston officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery in Blaine. Surviving are her husband, Kevin Skaggs of Willard, KY; one son, Kevin Franklin Skaggs at home; 3 sisters, Kimberly Lilly, Jessica Lilly and Elizabeth Lilly; 2 half sisters, Regina Warden of Hurricane, WV, Deborah Maynard, of Huntington; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bascom Daniels of Louisa and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Lilly of Kalamazoo, MI. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

STEVENS, Andrew
1908-1992
Andrew Stevens, 83, of Black Canyon City, AZ, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, May 3 in the Glendale Care Center in Glendale, AZ. Mr. Stevens was born Oct 19, 1908 in Logan County, WV, a son of the late Jesse and Amanda Akin Stevens. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 7, at the Long Branch United Baptist Church in Martin County. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery in Martin, KY. Surviving are his wife, Rachel Bailey Stevens; 3 sons, Non Stevens of Jerome, AZ, Andrew Stevens, Jr. of Black Canyon City and Ben Stevens of Prescott Valley, AZ; 5 daughters, Mary Stevens, Bertha Stevens, and Effie Barker, all of Black Canyon City, Fannie Fansler of St. Louis and Lula Stevens of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, myrtle Romans of Camp Verde, AZ, a brother, Arthur Stevens of Roanoke, VA and 23 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 13, 1992

WASHBURN, Ethel (Gambill)
1909-1992
Ethel Gambill Washburn, 82, of Malibu, CA, died Thursday, Apr 23, in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, GA. Mrs. Washburn was born Oct 17, 1909, in Blaine, a daughter of Hugh and Minnie Gambill. She was a former Lawrence County teacher, a magazine editor and served as secretary to the Secretary of the Navy during World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 28 at Pierce Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Pomona Mortuary, Pomona, CA. Surviving are a son, Robert Washburn of Malibu, CA; a brother, Carl Gambill of Rochester MN, and numerous nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 6, 1992

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BRITTON, Genoa (Wilson)
1904-1992
Genoa Wilson Britton, 87, of 415 N. Clay St. Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Britton was born Oct 12, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late C. J. and Nannie Endicott Wilson. Her husband, C. T. Britton, preceded her in death. She was co-owner of the Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 14 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Gray and Rev. Robert Brooks officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons: Charles T. Britton, Jr., and Harold Gene Britton both of Louisa; 3 sisters: Mrs. Daisy Emmons, Columbus, GA, Mrs. Laura Skaggs and Mrs. Ernestine Caudill both of Louisa; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

CHARLES, Minerva (Smith)
1904-1992
Minerva Smith Charles, 88, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, May 31 following an extended illness. Mrs. Charles was born Mar 10, 1904 in Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Adam and Betty Porter Smith. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Jun 2 in Smith Cemetery with Rev. James  A. Hayes officiating. Surviving are one sister, Mary Brady of Huntington, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1992

COMPTON, Lucille (Carroll)
1925-1992
Lucille Compton, 67, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 13 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Compton was born Apr 2, 1925 in Louisa, a daughter of the late George Carroll and Mae Lester Carroll. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 16, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Henry Compton; 2 daughters: Sharon Compton and Sheryl Compton both at home; 2 sons: Carl Myers, London, OH, Bob Myers, Columbus, OH, 2 sisters: Mrs. Lola Wilson, Lexington, KY, Mrs. Hazel Shimble, Dallas, TX; a brother: Willie Carroll, Whitman, WV, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

CRAWFORD, Richard Henry
1898-1992
Richard Henry “Dick” Crawford, 93, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 7 following an extended illness. Mr. Crawford was born Jul 25, 1898 in Louisa, a son of the late James Melton and Jenny Workman Crawford. His wife, Bertha Crawford, preceded him in death in 1987. He was a member of the Hodges Memorial Methodist church and worked for the N & W Railroad for 45 ½ years. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jun 11 at Salt Petre Community Church with Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Roy Fluty officiating.  Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV. Surviving are 4 daughters, Avonelle Hale from Kenova, WV, Faye Skenoravich from Riverside, CA, Virginia Lamb and Opal Valsamides, both of Crestline, OH; 4 sons, Joe Crawford from Fort Gay, Raymond Crawford and Charles Crawford, both of Mansfield, OH, Arley Crawford from Galion, OH; one brother, John Crawford from Whitesville, WV; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1992

DOSS, James Kenneth
1932-1992
James Kenneth Doss, 59, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Jun 13 at his home. Mr. Doss was born Oct 12, 1932 in fort Gay, a son of Fred and Tennie Pennington Doss. He was a construction worker with Local 14614. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 16 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Burial was in Doss family cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Naida “Tucky” Harlow Doss; 4 daughters, Debra Plummer and Christine Scott both of Fort Gay, Diane McIntosh of Ravenswood, WV and Teresa Cunningham of New Symma, FL; 3 sons, James Kenneth Doss, Jr., David Lee Doss and Jeffrey Allen Doss, all of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Wellman of Fort Gay and Julie Pratt and Corinne Frazier, both of Mansfield, OH; 6 brothers, Roger Doss, Richard Doss, Eugene Doss and Fred Doss, jr., all of Fort Gay, David Doss of Mansfield and Leonard Doss of Lavalette, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 17, 1992

FERGUSON, Elba F.
1938-1992
Elba F. “Fred” Frederick Ferguson, 53, of route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Saturday, May 30 in Humana Hospital-Louisa after a long illness. He was the husband of Geraldine Damron to whom he was married for 34 years. Mr. Ferguson was born Jul 12, 1938 in Huntington, a son of Earl Ferguson and Lucy Trautwein. He was a retired painter at J. H. Fletcher and Co where he had worked for 14 years. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Christian officiating. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery. Survivors include 5 sons, Jack Ferguson, Darrell Ferguson and Tony Ferguson, all of Fort Gay, Willie Ferguson of Louisa and Mike Ferguson of Blaine; one daughter, Margaret Ferguson of Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1992

FUGITT, Millard
1919-1992
Millard Fugitt, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 28 at his home. Mr. Fugitt was born Apr 5, 1919 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Harvey and Tennie May Fugitt. He was a retired carpenter and sawmill worker. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 30 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kay Thompson Jr and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery in Lousia. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Gladys D. Wellman Fugitt; 6 daughters, Mary Bond, Roberta Newsome, Joy Holley and Margaret Fugitt, all of Louisa, Shirley Newsome of Fallsburg, and Leona Nagel of Columbus, OH;  5 sons, Millard Maxwell Fugitt, Jr. of McDermitt, OH and John Harvey Fugitt, David Fugitt, Phillip Ray Fugitt and Allen Fugitt, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Margie Wellman of Louisa, Maude Poole of Akron, OH and Ollie Thompson of Point Pleasant, WV; 28 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1992

GRIFFIN, Todd Franklin
Todd Franklin Griffin, 15, of Madison, TN, formerly of Mount Sterling died Sunday, May 24. The son of David Joe Griffin, Stanton and Jackie Blackwelder, Madison, TN. The grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Forest Sheely, former residents of Louisa. Services were at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1992

JORDAN, Rebecca (Diamond)
1922-1992
Rebecca Jordan, 69, died Tuesday, Jun 9 in Willard Quality Care Nursing Care following a lingering illness. Mrs. Jordan was born Aug 8, 1922 in Louisa, daughter of the late George F. and Dovie Adkins Diamond. She was preceded in death by her husband, David R. Jordan, Sr. in 1989; one son, Clayton Jordan in 1968; stepmother, Lucy Diamond and one step brother, Robert Crabtree. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jun 11 at Barkdull Funeral Home with Rev. S. T. Adkins officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Survivors include 2 sons, Richard Jordan and David Jr. Jordan both of Shelby, OH; 2 daughters, Geneva Ward of Mansfield and Dovie Moore of Shelby; 3 brothers, James Diamond and Kenneth Diamond, both of Columbus, OH; Bill Diamond of Louisa; one sister, Mary Jane Diamond of Cleveland; one step brother, Leo Crabtree of Louisa; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 17, 1992

MCGEE, Joy (Young)
1930-1992
Joy Young McGee, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jun 10 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. McGee was born in Louisa, the daughter of the late C. C. Young and Myrtle Fyffe Young. A private graveside service was conducted Saturday, Jun 13 by Dr. Dwyn M. Mounger of the Central Presbyterian Church, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson, SC. Survivors include her husband, Elias T. McGee, Jr., of Louisa; 2 daughters, Karen McGee Tiemey of Mill Valley, CA and Lisa k. McGee of Louisville; 3 brothers, and one sister. Sullivan-King Mortuary, in Anderson, SC was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

MCNEIL, Eugene
1925-1992
Eugene McNeil, 67, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jun 14 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. McNeil was born Mar 23, 1925 at Cherokee, a son of the late Samuel L. and Hattie Young McNeil. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver for the Lawrence County School system, and a former Lawrence county deputy and Magistrate. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Ward, a Kentucky Colonel and a World War II Navy Veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday Jun 18 at 2 at Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in McNeil family cemetery at Cherokee. Surviving are his wife, Lorane Blevins McNeil; 4 sons, Randall E. McNeil and Mark A. McNeil both of Webbville, Robert Craig, route 4, Louisa, Andy P. McNeil, Fairbanks, Alaska; 3 daughters: Cheryl Harmon, Pataskala, OH, Becky Adkins, Louisa, Kimberly A. Elkins, Huntington, WV; 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

MOORE, Elbert Garfield
1907-1992
Elbert Garfield Moore, 84, of Huntington, WV, died Monday, Jun 22 following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born Jul 14, 1907 in Louisa, son of the late Neal and Sarah Miller Moore. He worked for N & W Railway for 25 years and at Camden Park for  10 years. He was a member of Charity Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday, Jun 25 at Charity Freewill Baptist Church, Ceredo, WV at 11 with Rev. Randolph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memorial Garden at Ceredo, WV. Surviving are his wife, Vernia Moore of Huntington, WV; 4 daughters, Merkie Ellen Compton of Columbus, OH, Darlene Hicks, Judy Christian and Debbie Moore, all of Huntington, WV; 7 sons, Wendell Moore of Marion, OH, Neal Moore and Calvin Moore both of Los Angeles, CA, Larry Moore of Kenova, WV, Charles Moore of Prichard, WV, Garry Moore of Wayne, WV and John Henry Moore of Pennsylvania; 37 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1992

O’BRIAN, Charley
1899-1992
Charley O’Brian, 92, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Jun 22, following an extended illness. Mr. O’Brian was born Sep 18, 1899 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late James and Jennie Belle Artrip O’Brian. His wife, Sarah Liz O’Brian preceded him in death in 1984. He was a former employee of Erie and Lackawanna Railroad. The funeral will be Thursday, Jun 25 at 2 at Oak Grove Church with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will be in O’Brian Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are 3 daughters, Janice Frazier of Louisa, Wanda Napier and Lula Belle Casdorph both of Fort Gay, 4 sons, Charlie O’Brian, Jr., and Billy Joe O’Brian both of Fort Gay, WV; Robert Boyd O’Brian and Donald Howard O’Brian both of Mansfield, OH; 3 brothers, John O’Brian of Williamson, KY, Lucian O’Brian of Belfrey, KY, Leon O’Brian of Mansfield, OH; 29 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 24, 1992

PRESLEY, Danny Lee
1957-1992
Danny Lee Presley, 35, of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Jun 21 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Presley was born May 19, 1957, in Louisa, a son of Cynthia Nunley of Fallsburg and the late Everett Ray Presley. He was a disabled certified auto body repairman and a member of the Waterson Church. The funeral will be Thursday, Jun 25 at 11 at the Waterson Church with Rev. Buck Hogston, Ralph Hogston and Tony Church officiating. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Deborah Lynn Presley of route 1, Webbville; 2 daughter, Linda Lou Presley and Brenda Sue Presley both at home, one son, Danny Lee Presley, Jr., of Grayson, KY; 2 sisters, Joyce McPeek of route 2, Catlettsburg, Carolyn Faye Penn of Indianapolis, IN, 4 brothers, Bill Presley and Darell Presley, both of Belton, TX, Arnold Presley of Bunker Hill, IN and Tom Presley of Grayson, KY; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 24, 1992

PRESTON, Dewey
1899-1992
Dewey Preston, 93, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Jun 5 in Groveport, OH. Mr. Preston was born Apr 25, 1899, at Richardson, a son of the late George and Mary Preston. His wife, Anna Wooten Preston, preceded him in death in 1990. He was a 35 year employee of the C & O Railway. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James A. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He is survived by 2 daughters, Drew “Anna” Compton of Groveport, OH and Mary Miller of Ypsilanti, MI; 2 sons, George T. Preston of route 2, Louisa and Eugene Preston of Hamilton, OH; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1992

RAY, Willard Thomas
1918-1992
Willard Thomas Ray, 74, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ray was born Apr 23, 1918 in Virgie, KY, a son of the late Henry and Lena Johnson Ray. He was the husband of Essie Cline Ray. He was a member of Blaine Christian Church and was a Deacon in the church and a World War II veteran for 35 years. He was a carpenter at General Construction. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jun 4 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Boggs and Rev. Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving in addition to his wife are 4 daughters, Anna Close of Columbus, OH, Erma Ray of Louisa, Brenda Ray of Marion, SC; 2 sons, Thomas Byron Ray of Louisa and George Ray of Blaine; 5 sisters, Pearl Adkins of Martin, KY, Maude Johnson of Wales, KY, Mollie Cline of Majestic, KY, Drexil Johnson of Huntington, IN, Agnes Ray of Lexington; one brother, Forest Ray of Huntington and 12 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 10, 1992

ROBINSON, Joe R.
1927-1992
Joe R. Robinson, 65, of 281 Diane Street died Saturday, Jun 6 at his residence. He was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Sparks. Mr. Robinson was born Jan 27, 1927 in Zelda, KY, a son of Warren and Madge (Smith) Robinson. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and worked for Wiggs and later for Hecks Department Store in Wooster. He was a member of the Sterling Freewill Baptist Church and Stanley W. Armentrout Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6110 in Rittman. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 9 at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman with Henry Dotterer and Rev. John Castle officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Seville. Surviving are his wife Twila Gasser Robinson, his children Richard and Michael Robinson and Teri Trent all of Rittman; 3 brothers, Warren of Leesburg, FL, Harry of Orlando, FL and Ballard of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Delores Garland of Orlando, FL and Satchie Robinson of Mechanicsville, MD and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 17, 1992

SHANNON, Ollie Forrest
1906-1992
Ollie Forrest Shannon, 86, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 14 following an extended illness. Mr. Shannon was born Jan 24, 1906 in Louisa, a son of the late James P. and Laura Brooks Shannon. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jun 18 at 11 at Young Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Gallup-Childers Cemetery in Gallup, KY. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Leah Shannon; a son: George Shannon, Columbus, a daughter: Carolyn Sue Rutherford, Grove City, OH; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. He was a former Lawrence County Deputy. Young Funeral Home  is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

SHAW, Hattie C. (Payne)
1901-1992
Hattie C. Shaw, 90, of West Jefferson, OH, died Tuesday, May 19 at the Hampton Court Nursing Center, West Jefferson, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Shaw; 6 brothers, 4 sisters and a daughter, Thelma Coburn. Mrs. Shaw was born May 25, 1901 in Dry Ridge, Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jonas and Nancy Jane Estep Payne. She was a member of the Emery Chapel Methodist Church since 1929 and a member of the D.A.R. in Springfield, OH. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 22 at the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson, OH with Rev. Dale Gensler officiating. Interment was in the Foster Chapel Cemetery, West Jefferson. Surviving are one son, Elmer D. Crane of Cedarville; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel McDowell of West Jefferson; 5 stepsons, Roger Pyles of Springfield, Harold Shaw of Springfield, LeRoy Shaw and Richard Shaw both of Yellow Sprigns, Elwood Shaw of Clifto; 2 stepdaughters, Charlotte Shaw of Yellow Springs and Esther Pyles of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 3, 1992

WELLMAN, William Wayne
1903-1992
William Wayne Wellman, 89, of Fort Gay, WV, route 2 passed away, Saturday, Jun 13 at his residence and went to be with the Lord after a long illness. Mr. Wellman was born Apr 19, 1903 in Williamson, WV, a son of the late Jimerson and Emily Fraley Wellman. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Loretta Britt; one grandson, Harold William Lemaster; one son in law, Everett Lemaster and one sister, Trudie Cooksey. He was a retired N & W Railway employee and spent many years in the coal mines and at various other jobs. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Clementine Dawson Wellman, to whom he was married for almost 64 years; one daughter, Mary Emma Ferguson of Fort Gay; 2 sons in law, Nathan Britt and J. B. Ferguson; one granddaughter, Betsy Britt of Fort Gay; 4 grandsons, David E. “Digger” Lemaster of Fort Gay, Steven Lemaster of South Point, OH, Charles “Chuck” Britt of St. Albans, WV and Michael Ferguson of Kenova; and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 17, 1992

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ARRINGTON, Loray Earlene (Cordle)
1922-1992
Loray Earlene Arrington, 70, of Daytona Beach, FL, died Friday, Jul 10 in Ormond Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Arrington was born Feb 1, 1922 in Van Lear, KY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Alta Daniels Cordle. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, FL and a Lawrence County Homemaker. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. David Boggs officiating. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Ann Kiger, Washington Court House, OH, Mrs. Deloris Setliff, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Linda Lehman, Ashland, KY; a son: Haskell Arrington, Daytona Beach; 2 sisters: Tera Cordle, Russell, KY, Elizabeth Alkire, Lancaster, OH, 3 brothers: Ellis J. Cordle and Thaddeus Cordle both of Columbus, Kenneth Cordle, Sylvannia, GA; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1992

BRITT, George W.
1926-1992
George W. “Dock” Britt, 65, of Huntington, WV, died Jun 29 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Britt was born Oct 8, 1926 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Charles and Mae Britt. He was an active member of Kellogg Holiness Church where he served as deacon for 22 years and was a retired employee of Huntington Alloys. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jul 2 at Reger Funeral Chapel in Huntington, WV by Brother Roger Mooney. Burial was in Peters family cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Betty Peters Britt of Huntington, WV. 2 sons, Bill Britt of Chesapeake, OH and Mike Britt of Huntington; 3 brothers, Robert Britt of Ohio, Jim Britt and Nathan Britt, both of Fort Gay, WV; 4 sisters Helen Stansberry of Louisa, Bessie Crabtree of Florida, Jo Ann Chapman and Ruby Britt, both of Huntington; one grandson; 3 granddaughters, and one great granddaughter; and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy news, Jul 8, 1992

CORDEIRO, Manuel J.
1913-1992
Manuel Jacinto Cordeiro, 79, of Sumerville, Mass., died Monday, Jun 8 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. After a brief illness. Mr. Cordeiro was born Feb 25, 1913 on the island of Saint Michael in the Azores in Portugal where he worked as a commercial artist. He was a member of the Portuguese Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He also was a painter and sculptor, some of  his art work can be seen in St. Peters’ Museum in Portugal. The funeral was conducted Jun 11 at Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. Victor Santos officiating. Surviving are 3 children, Ruth Thompson of Louisa; Paulo Cordeiro and Edith Medeiros  both of Sumerville, Mass., 5 grandchildren, Patricia Thompson, Nellie Thompson, John Jay Thompson, all of Louisa, Maggie Cordeiro and Christina Medeiros of Somerville, Mass. Big Sandy news, Jul 15, 1992

EDWARDS, Oscar
1908-1992
Oscar Edwards, 84, of 315 Clay St., Louisa, died Friday, Jun 26 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Edwards was born Apr 14, 1908 in Freeburn, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Edwards. His wife, Virginia Edwards preceded him in death. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad with 42 years service and a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 89 and the Disabled American Veterans Post 23. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 29 at the First United Methodist church by Rev. Julian Hammonds. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are 2 daughters: Peggy Sturgill, Louisa; Lola Lee Johnson, Gravel Switch, KY; 2 sons: Johnny Edwards, Louisa, and Ronnie Edwards, Columbus, IN, a sister: Thelma Richards, Maryland, 2 brothers: Gilbert Edwards, Portsmouth, OH and Warren Edwards, Franklin, OH; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

ENDICOTT, Zenith
1916-1992
Zenith Endicott, 76, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jun 24 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Endicott was born Jan 13, 1916 in Clifford, a son of the late Ellis and Dixie Endicott. He was a retired mill operator for Border Chemicals/Columbus Coded Fabric. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Columbus. Surviving are 2 sons, Kenzie Endicott of Pataskala, OH and Leon Endicott of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Janet Carol Hunter of San Diego and Donna Jean Endicott of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Thursa Jean Romans of Crum, WV, 3 brothers, Ray Endicott of Chattaroy, WV, Claude Endicott and Lacy Endicott both of Red Jacket, WV; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

EVANS, Grace Lee (Copley)
1923-1992
Grace Lee Evans, 69, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Jul 18 in Presbyterian Manor in Huntington. Mr. Evans was born Mar 22, 1923 in Webb, a daughter of the late Denny and Luda Chaffins Copley. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in the Copley family cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Bowen of Fort Gay, a sister, Irene Marcum of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Clyde Copley of Fort Gay and James E. Copley of Chatteroy and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1992

EVANS, Joe  Ashby, Jr.
Joe Ashby Evans, Jr., 77 of Mount Sterling, died Monday, Jul 6 at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Evans was born at Balboa in the Panama Canal Zone, the son of late Minnie W. and Joe Ashby Evans. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a retired vice president of Montgomery National Bank and vice chairman of the board of Montgomery Traders Bank & Trust. He graduated from Mount Sterling City School and Bowling Green Business College and served in the finance division of the Army Air Corps during World War II. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jul 8 at Herald & Stewart Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Clo McAfee Evans, a daughter, Nancy Nardiello of Lexington; a son, Joe Ashby Evans, III of Madisonville; a brother, O. C. Evans of Mt. Sterling; 2 sisters, Minnie Lynn Sower of Frankfort and Curraleen Rice of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Frank Sower, Jr., John R. Sower, Dr. N. tom Rice, Joe C. Rice, David O. Evans and Peters C. Evans. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1992

HAYES, Nova (Stambaugh)
1910-1992
Nova Stambaugh Hayes, 82, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jul 23, following a long illness. Mrs. Hayes was born May 6, 1910 in Kerz, KY, a daughter of Fred and Merinda Murry Stambaugh. She was a member of  Belle’s Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 26 at Belle’s Chapel Church with Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Willie Hayes officiating. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters, Edath Conley and Ruby VanHoose both of River, KY, Roberta VanHoose of Louisa; 4 sons, Doctor James A. Hayes, Bert Hayes, Earl Hayes, all of Louisa and Fred Hayes of Smyrna, GA; a brother, Earl Stambaugh, Hebron, OH; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

KITCHEN, Opal Leah (Hutchinson)
1909-1992
Opal Leah Kitchen, 83, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jul 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Kitchen was born Jan 25, 1909, at Dennis, a daughter of the late Rev. Roland and Maggie Ramey Hutchinson. She was a member of Dennis Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 12 at Dennis Chapel Church by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Kitchen family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, William Okey Kitchen; 2 daughters, Virginia Louise Hayes of Columbus, OH and Doria Ann Kitchen at home; 2 sons, Rollen Herbert Kitchen of Pensacola, FL and William Lee Kitchen of Grove City, OH; 6 sisters, May Stewart of Fallsburg, Ruth Prince and Emma Cooksey, both of Louisa, Mary Dowling of Richwood, OH, Essia Brainard of Dayton, OH and Virginia Vanhorn of Hillsboro, OH; one brother, Paul Hutchinson of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1992

MCDOWELL, Sarah Jane (Rice)
1900-1992
Sarah Jane McDowell, 92, of West Jefferson, OH, died Monday, Jul 20. Mrs. McDowell was born May 29, 1900, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert N. and Hanna C. Church Rice. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. S. McDowell, 4 sons, 2 brothers, and one sister. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, West Jefferson. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Jul 23 in West Jefferson, OH with Rev. Paul Burgett officiating. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert McDowell and Kenneth McDowell, both of West Jefferson; 2 brothers, Okie L. Rice of Georgesville, OH and Henry Rice of Washington; 36 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren and 46 great-great grandchildren. Ramer-McDonald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

MCKENZIE, Oak
1903-1992
Oak McKenzie, 89, of HC 89, Blaine, died  Sunday, Jun 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. McKenzie was born April 21, 1903 at Flat Gap, the son of the late Floyd and Daisy Lowe McKenzie. He was a member of the Thomas Creek Freewill Baptist Church for 8 years. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 1 (today) at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James K. Caudill of Flat Gap officiating. Burial will be in Saprks Cemetery in Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Burton McKenzie; two sons, Albert McKenzie of Ruth, WV, and Jessie McKenzie of St. Albans, WV; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

MOORE, Elbert Garfield
1907-1992
Elbert Garfield Moore, 84, of Huntington, WV, died Monday, Jun 22 following an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born Jul 14, 1907 in Louisa, son of the late Neal and Sarah Miller Moore. He worked for N & W Railway for 25 years and at Camden Park for  10 years. He was a member of Charity Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday, Jun 25 at Charity Freewill Baptist Church, Ceredo, WV at 11 with Rev. Randolph Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memorial Garden at Ceredo, WV. Surviving are his wife, Vernia Dobbins Moore of Huntington, WV; 4 daughters, Merkie Ellen Compton of Columbus, OH, Darlene Hicks, Judy Christian and Debbie Moore, all of Huntington, WV; 7 sons, Wendell Moore of Marion, OH, Neal Moore and Calvin Moore both of Los Angeles, CA, Larry Moore of Kenova, WV, Charles Moore of Prichard, WV, Garry Moore of Wayne, WV and John Henry Moore of Pennsylvania; 37 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

MOORE, Ruby (Compton)
1913-1992
Ruby Compton Moore, 79 of Indianapolis, IN died Monday, Jul 6 after an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born May 19, 1913 at Dennis, KY, a daughter of Jim and Dora Ratcliff Compton. She was a 36 year employee of L. S. Ayers and also a member of Women’s Moose Auxiliary. Funeral services were held at 3 on Thursday, Jul 19 at the Flanner-Buchanan Funeral Home with burial in Washington Park East Cemetery Mausoleum in Indianapolis. Survivors are Edgar Compton, Marysville, OH, Lucion, James, Drew, Bessie Hanna and Arnleah Ashley of Columbus, OH, Loray Frasher and Tommy Compton of Elyria, OH, Olive Wilson, Mt. Sterling, OH, Opal Webb of Cannonsburg, KY, Henry Compton, Eula Hughes and Toby Roberts of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1992

NOLEN, Danny Curtis
1954-1992
Danny Curtis Nolen, 37, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 26 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Nolen was born Dec 29, 1954 in Louisa, a son of the late Vint and Virginia Fugett Nolen. He was a member of Westwood Church of God. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 29 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Queen officiating. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Cappy Oneta Nolen, Louisa, 3 sisters, Ruth Sprenkle, Maxine, Saulsberry, both of  Louisa, and Jean Eakins, Perio, IL, one brother, Bob Nolen, Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

PARSLEY, Grover C.
1949-1992
Grover C. Parsley, 42, of Fort Gay, WV died Thursday, Jul 23 on route 152 near Wayne County, WV as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Parsley was born Sep 28, 1949, in Crum, WV, a son of the late Leo and Bertha Marie Spaulding Parsley. He was a truck driver. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Darrell Brewer officiating. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are a brother, Elmer Parsley of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Irene Robinson of Fort Gay and Gladys Gillmon, Emily Chaffin, Creasey Marcum all of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

RATCLIFF, Bracie (Dean)
1904-1992
Bracie Ratcliff, 87, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Jul 11 following an extended illness. Mrs. Ratcliff was born Aug 12, 1904 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Edgar and Rhoda Spears Dean. She was a member of Fort Gay United Methodist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 14 at Fort Gay United Methodist Church with Rev. Dick Maynard officiating. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Meade and Ruth Brit both of Fort Gay; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 15, 1992

ROBERTS, Cornis (Bartram)
1907-1992
Cornis Bartram Roberts, 84, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jun 23 at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born Nov 10, 1907, in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late James and Bessie Layne Bartram. Her husband, George Madison Bartram died in 1983. She was a former nurse at the former Louisa General and Riverview Hospital and a member of the Salt Petre Community Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 26 at the Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Valeria R. Ryan and Audrey R. Burgess Booth, both of Louisa; 2 sons, Bobby F. Roberts of Louisa and Ronnie L. Roberts of Fort Gay, WV; one sister, Loretha Lodge of Washington, D. C.; 3 brothers, Thurman Bartram of Gilbert, WV, Charlie Bartram of Blair, WV and Fred Bartram of North Dakota; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

SAMMONS, Mammie F. (Mayhorn)
Mammie F. Sammons, 83, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Louisa and Ashland, died Wednesday, Jun 24 in Virginia. Mrs. Sammons was born in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Scott and Arminta Elkins Mayhorn. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Martin-Sammons Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are one daughter, Lillian Farmer of Richmond, VA; 2 sons, Paul Sammons of Mount Vernon, OH, Tom Sammons of Summersville, WV; one brother, Howard Mayhorn of Huntington, WV; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 1, 1992

SKAGGS, Clara (Wooten)
1925-1992
Clara Wooten Skaggs, 67, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 3. Ms. Skaggs was born May 30, 1925 in Lira, OH, daughter of the late Kenneth F. and Bess Hockley Wooten. Her husband, C. B. Skaggs preceded her in death in 1967. She was a member of Louisa First Christian Church, Louisa Woman’s Club and Louisa Chapter 192 of Eastern Star. She was a retired LPN nurse of Humana Hospital-Louisa and a the Louisa General. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 6 at Louisa First Christian Church with the Deacons of the church officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters Anne W. Bledsoe of Ashland and Amy W. Honaker of Lewisburg, WV and 2 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 8, 1992

THOMPSON, Lana (O’Bryan)
1902-1992
Lana O’Bryan Thompson, 90, of Blaine, did Monday, Jul 27 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born May 27, 1902 in Wilburn, KY, a daughter of the late John and Almeda Short O’Bryan. She was a member of the Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jul 29 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Surviving are a daughter, Joan Rader of Van Lear, KY; a son, Kenneth G. Thompson of Columbus, OH; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

TINGLER, Earl William
1960-1992
Earl William Tingler, 31, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Jul 22 at Fort Gay, as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Tingler was born Nov 20, 1960 in Cleveland, a son of Madeline Barney Setser of Louisa and the late Edgar W. Tingler. He was a laborer with Wellman Upholstery in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 25 at Young funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Simms officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Jewell Presley Tingler; his stepfather, Kenneth Setser of Louisa; 2 daughters, Deidre Tingelr and Deborah Tingelr, both at home, a son, Timothy Tingler, at home; and 3 brothers, Ed Tingler of  Fort Gay, Gary Keith Amos of Brandon, Miss. and Ben Amos of Riverside, CA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 29, 1992

WORKMAN, Lewis T.
1909-1992
Lewis T. Workman, 82, of route 5, Louisa died Sunday, Jul 19 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Workman was born Nov 10,1909 in Louisa, a son of the late Jake and Emily Bartram Workman. He was a member of the Louisa Church of God and a former worker of Atlas Towing Company. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Workman family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Frances Dunn Workman of Louisa; 4 daughters, Ruth Ann Ball, West Jefferson, OH, Grace Rice, Sitka, KY, Linda Puskas, East Lynn, WV, and Myrtle Augenstein, Marion, OH; 5 sons, Donald Workman, Phillip Workman, Lewis T. Workman, Jr., all of Marion, OH, Danny Joe Workman, Louisa and Gary Gene Workman, Lexington, C; 4 brothers Charlie B. workman, Belleville, WV, Bromley S. Workman, Huntington, WV, Rush Workman, Providence, RI, Larry D. workman, Auburndale, FL; one sister, Virginia Ward, Louisa; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 22, 1992

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CAMPBELL, William
1936-1992
William “Jenks” Campbell, 56, of Louisa, died Monday, Aug 17 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Campbell was born Feb 9,1 936 in Troy, AL, a son of the late Festus and Maxie Campbell. Surviving are his wife, Stella Wells Campbell; 2 daughters, Susan Campbell and Julie Ricouard, both of Marrero, LA; step daughter, Lisa Simpkins of Huntington, WV, 3 stepsons, Don Riggs of Huntington, James Riggs of Ashland, Mass. And Lyndon Riggs of Tallahassee, FL. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1992

CLINE, Crawford, Jr.
1919-1992
Crawford Cline, Jr., 73, of Blaine, died Sunday, Aug 9 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Cline was born May 27,1 919 in Edgar, KY, a son of the late William McKinley and Exer Mae Wells Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Spears Cline in 1963. He was a farmer and a World War II veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 12 (today) at 2 at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cordle officiating. A military service will be performed by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Burial will be in Cline Cemetery. Surviving are  4 daughters: Nadine Thompson, Sandusky, OH, Jacqueline Sparks, Columbus, OH, Diane Meese, Sandusky, Gail West, Blaine; 5 sons: William Kenny Cline, Columbus, Crawford Cline, Douglasville, GA, James Howard Cline and John Paul Cline both of Blaine, Mickey Cline, Van Lear, KY; 2 brothers: Vadis Cline, Obetz, OH, Howard Cline, Canal Winchester, OH, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1992

COLLINS, Mae (Pinion)
1911-1992
Mae Collins, 81, of Fallsburg, died Saturday, Aug 22 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Collins was born Jan 18, 1911 in Buffalo Creek, a daughter of the late Lee and Amie Folley Pinion. Her husband, Kelly Collins, did in 1979.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 24 in Young Funeal Home Chapel with Rev. Jake McCoy officiating. Burial was in Collins family cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Irene Riffe of Fallsburg and Sue Burkhart of Parkersburg, WV; a son, Kermit Collins of Fallsburg; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1992

COMPTON, Agnes Pauline (Muncy)
1932-1992
Agnes Pauline Muncy Compton, 60, of Russell, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 31 at her home. Mrs. Compton was born Feb 5, 1932 in Yatesville, a daughter of the late Elmer and Eunice Skeens Muncy. She was a retired health care worker. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 3 at Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Tim Compton of Ashland; 2 sisters, Roberta Patton of Ocala, FL and Linda Collins of Hemphill, TX; a brother, Ira Skeens of Flatwoods. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 5, 1992

CONLEY, Ruby (Crace)
1923-1992
Ruby Crace Conley, of Taylor Street, Flatwoods, died Saturday, Aug 1 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born at Oil Springs, the daughter of the late Albert and Clara Litteral Crace. She was of the Baptist faith. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Aug 4 at Plum Grove Cemetery by Pal Collins and Russell Griffith, ministers. Surviving are her husband, Everett Conley; two sons, David Conley of Durham, NC and Cecil Conley of Plum Grove; one daughter, Shebonnia Griffith of Lexington, two brothers, Burnis Crace of Oil Springs and Edwin Crace of Brooksville, FL; one half brother, Floyd Crace of Piketon, OH; one sister, Ruth Litteral of Springfield, OH and five grandchildren and many friends and family from Lawrence county. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

DAMRON, Alice (Fugitt)
1904-1992
Alice Fugitt Damron, 87, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 29 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Damron was born Sep 30, 1904 in Gallup, KY, a daughter of W. T. and Victoria Ball Fugitt. Her husband, James Damron preceded her in death. She was a clerk for Dry Goods & Grocery and a member of the Gallup United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 1 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Naretta Ewing of Lake Charles, Los Angeles, Helen L. Burrows of  Speedway, IN, Joyce A. Norrow of Mt. Clemons, MI; 2 sons, Harry W. Damron of Louisa; Eddie G. Damron of Almont, MI; 2 brothers, B. R. Fugitt and Geyger Fugitt, both of Ashland; 2 sisters, Jewell Fugitt of Gallup, KY, and Willabelle Franklin of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

FIELDS, Glen
1924-1992
Glen Fields, 68, of Greenwich, died Friday, Jul 31 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Fields was born Mar 16, 1924 in Mingo County, WV. He was preceded in death by his father, James Andrew Fields. He was retired from Ohio Brass and was a member of the singing group, Sons of the Gospel. A veteran of the US Army, he served during World War II and Korean War. The funeral was conducted at Wappner Funeral Home Monday, Aug 3 by Rev. Jerry Owens. A military graveside service was conducted at Mansfield Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Fields; a daughter, Loretta Lewis of Mansfield, OH; a son, Robert Fields of Mansfield; his mother, Ella Harvey Fields of Louisa; 2 sisters, Violet Bradley of Louisa and Brooke Hammond of Tiro, OH; a brother, Paris Fields of Mansfield; and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

FYFFE, Loena
1915-1992
Loena Fyffe, 77 of Lexington, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 16 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Miss Fyffe was bor Apr 23, 1915 at Red Bush, a daughter of the late Jesse Jackson and Fora Hamilton Fyffe. Miss Fyffe was a graduate of Louisa High School, Morehead State University and a teacher and librarian in the Ohio and Kentucky school systems for 40 years. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church. Graveside services were conducted at 1  Tuesday, Aug 18, at Greenlawn Cemetery by Rev. Weyman McGuire. Surviving are 3 sisters, Erna Johnson and Edra Cox, both of Lexington and Ilene Cornell of El Paso, TX. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1992

GIBSON, Virgie (Cook-Preece)
1907-1992
Virgie Cook Preece Gibson, 84, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Gibson was born Nov 22, 1907 in Inez, a daughter of James Samuel and Priscilla Crum Cook. She was preceded in death by one son, Emsley Levi Sturgill. She was a member of United Baptist church and a volunteer for Humana Seniors. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trigg McCoy and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Preece Memorial Garden. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Lee Roy “Fannie” Pack, Charley, KY, Hannah Kern, Clinchport, VA; 2 sisters; twin, Myrtle Johnson, Patriot, IN and Alifair Crum, Point Section, Louisa; a brother: Callahan Cook, route 1 Louisa; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1992

HOWARD, Belva (Moore)
1926-1992
Belva Moore Howard, 66, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 12 in University of Kentucky’s Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Howard was born Apr 27, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Myrtle Colvin Moore. Her husband, Offet Howard, died in 1983. She was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 15 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Kay Thompson, ministers. Burial was in Judd Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 5 daughters: Wanda McKinster, Betty Howard, Mexie Thompson, Fannie Lambert all of Louisa and Martha Thompson of Sedan, KS; 4 sons: Offet Howard, Jr., James Everett Howard, and Glenn Howard all of Louisa and Bennie Harrison Howard, Mechanicsburg, OH; 7 sisters: Perleen Moore, Ellen Marie Pack and Pauline Hayes all of Louisa, Zora Anders of Tarpon Springs, FL, Ethel Pack, Mechanicsburg, OH, Edith Thompson, Ashville, OH, Ann Ward, Second Creek, WV; 2 brothers: Wilson Moore, Louisa and Dave Moore, New  Howland, OH and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1992

JOBE, George Dewey
1899-1992
George Dewey Jobe, 93, of Huntsville, AL, died Thursday, Jul 30 in Huntsville Hospital. He was born Jun 4, 1899, a son of John L. and Cordelia Chaffin Jobe. His wife, Sidney Swann Jobe preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 4 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 2 sons, Herman J. Jobe and Manley L. Jobe, both of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Cordelia Fae Feather; 2 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

JUSTICE, Charles Edward
1925-1992
Charles Edward (Buck) Justice, 66 of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 9 in Memorial Medical Center. Mr. Justice was born Dec 15, 1925 in Martin County, KY a son of the late Charles M. and Niza Fluty Justice. Justice, a graduate of Marshall University, the vice-president of marketing for Exide Battery Company in Cleveland, OH, and Philadelphia, PA, president of Justice Trading Company and manufacturer representative of Auto Battery. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Hidden Hill Country Club. The funeral will be conducted Friday,  Aug 14 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herman Wellman officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Huntington, WV. Surviving are his wife, Alma “Sandy” Ellen Justice of Jacksonville, FL and one son, Gary Justice of California and one grandson. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1992

LOAR, Lucy Belle
1909-1992
Lucy Belle Loar, 83, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Aug 7 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Loar was born Apr 13, 1909 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Thompson Loar. She was a school teacher for the Wayne County Board of Education and a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 9 at First Baptist Church of Fort Gay with Rev. Bill Hayton and Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in Crabtree-Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are several cousins. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1992

NAPIER, Gayle E. (Vanderpool)
1924-1992
Gayle E. Napier, 68, of Radnor, WV, died Sunday, Aug 2 at her residence. Mrs. Napier was born Jun 4, 1924, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Vanderpool. She was a graduate of Fort Gay High School and Marshall University, she retired from the Wayne County Board of Education after teaching in the Dunlow-Genoa-Fort Gay area for 35 years. She was a member of the Salt Petre Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 28 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Vanderpool family cemetery, Nursey Gap.
Surviving are her husband, Pat Napier, Sr., a stepson, Pat H. Napier, Jr. of Rador; a grandson, Jacob Patrick Napier, a brother, Selwyn Vanderpool of Renick, WV; 2 sisters, Hope Calvert and Roberta Veach of Ashville, NC and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

PREECE, Vivian (Adkins)
1914-1992
Vivian Adkins, Preece, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 16. Mrs. Preece was born Feb 3, 1914 in Yatesville, a daughter of Charley and Mary Lydia Hughes Adkins. Her husband, Phillip Preece, Jr., preceded her in death in 1983. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 18 at Heston Funeral Home with Doctor James A. Hayes and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Preece Cemetery, Eloise. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Angelee Preeece of Toronto, Canada, Agnes Faye Bellomy of Dunnellon, FL; 5 sons, John H. Preece and Robert W. Preece, both of Detroit, MI, Phillip E. Preece of Fallsburg, Howard J. Preece and Lester Preece both of route 3, Louisa; one sister, Opal Collins of Cleveland, OH; 3 brothers, Grove Adkins of Fort Gay, WV, Charles Adkins Jr of DeCater, TN and Raymond Adkins of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 19,1992

ROBERTS, Monnie Ball (Pigg)
1906-1992
Monnie Ball Roberts, 86, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 18 at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born Feb 18, 1906 in Madge, KY, a daughter of James O. and Cora Hutchinson Pigg. She was a member of First United (Dry Ridge) Methodist church of Louisa and former member of Walnut Gap Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School superintendent, teacher and organist for many years. She was also a volunteer at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 21 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Gene Ball of Lexington, 2 daughters, Betty Moore of Fern Creek and Cora Sturgill of Mt. Sterling, OH; a brother, Joe W. Pigg of Louisa; 4 step sons, Oren Roberts, Henry Roberts, and Charles Noah Roberts, all of Ohio and Jack Roberts of Ashland, KY; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 26, 1992

ROSENBERGER, Margaret (Fowler)
1917-1992
Margaret Fowler Rosenberger, 75, of Mason, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Aug 10 in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Rosenberger was born Feb 8,1917 in Maggie, WV, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Evelena Fisher Fowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Rosenberger, who died in 1959, 3 brothers, and one sister. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 13 at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial was in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Surviving are 2 sisters, Josephine Kearns of Point Pleasant, OH and Harriett VanMeter of West Columbia; a brother Jack Fowler of Mason and several nieces and nephews, Big Sandy News, Aug 19, 1992

SPILLMAN, Luther H.
1930-1992
Luther H. Spillman, 62, of Doerun, GA, died Thursday, Jul 30 at his residence. Mr. Spillman was born Feb 21, 1930 a son of the late John W. and Marry E. Diamond Spillman. He was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Spillman family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Bonita June Schuller Spillman of Doerun, GA; 2 sons, Michael Spillman and John Spillman, both of Doerun, GA; one step son, Richard Schuller of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Michelle Spillman of Doerun, GA; 4 brothers, Watt Spillman, and Orville Spillman both of Louisa; James Spillman, Ashland, Ott Spillman, Grayson; 3 sisters: Almay Parson, Webbville, Dixie Evans, Ashland, KY, Fannie Adkins, Ironton, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

THOMPSON, Olen
1966-1992
Olen Randall Thompson, 26, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Aug 5. Mr. Thompson was born Jul 7, 1966 in Louisa, a son of Olen and Linda Ferguson Thompson. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 8 at Smith Chapel Church with Rev. Chuck Thompson officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery on Mill Creek. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sonja Slone Thompson; of Paintsville; a daughter, Ananda Nicole Thompson, Chesapeake, OH; 3 sons, Justin Randall Thompson, Chesapeake, OH, William Thompson and Randall Thompson, both of Fort Gay; one brother, William Thompson of North Carolina; 2 sisters, Betty Marie Ratcliff and Tammy Adkins both of Fort Gay; maternal grandmother, Neallie Crabtree of Louisa and paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Thompson of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 12, 1992

WELLMAN, Dave
1910-1992
Dave Wellman, 82, of Springfield, OH, died Tuesday, Jul 14 in Community Hospital. Mr. Wellman was born Jul 29, 1910 in Webbville, the son of John and Susan Bates Wellman. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. He retired in 1976 with 23 years service with the Champion Fluid Company as a driver. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 17 at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Springfield, OH. Burial was in Rosehill Mausoleum. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Wellman of Springfield, OH, 2 sons, Lee Wellman of Springfield, OH and Russell Wellman of Urbana, OH, a daughter, Phyllis Wellman of Fort Worth, TX; 2 step daughters, Annette Jones and Ida Knotts both of Columbus, OH;  sisters, Elta Kitchen of South Vienna, OH, Sadie Griffith of Mount Sterling and Esta Boggs of Columbus, OH; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 5, 1992

 

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ADKINS, Billie Kyle (Stevens)
1918-1992
Billie Kyle Adkins, 73, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Sep 12 at her home. Mrs. Adkins was born Oct 31, 1918 in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Kyle and Julia Stevens. Surviving are her husband, Wallace E. Adkins and a daughter, Sharon M. Copley of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

BAKER, Emma Mae (Cook)
1935-1992
Emma Mae Cook Baker, 57, of Apache Junction, AZ, formerly of Lawrence and Martin counties, died Thursday, Sep 17 in Arizona. Mrs. Baker was born May 20, 1935 in Martin County, a daughter of William Calahan and Gertie Wilson Cook of Louisa. She was an appliance manager at K-mart in Apache Junction and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The memorial service was conducted Sunday, Sep 27 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Also surviving are 3 son Wayne Babb, Manmoth, AZ, Robert Babb, Rosevelt, AZ, Shelby Dee Babb, Mesa, AZ, a daughter: Flora Kay Babb, Apache Junction, AZ; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 7 sisters: Nola Preston, Milo, KY, Naomi Wallace, Apache Junction, AZ; Norma Lee Hardwick Thacker, AZ, Della Trammell, Safford, AZ, Dolly Cook, Casa Grande, AZ, Nina Dowell, Louisa, Ethel Kucher, Safford, AZ; 8 brothers: Olie Cook, Louisa, Clarence Cook, Superior, AZ, Roy Cook and James Cook both of Canada, KY, Carlis Cook and Orville Cook, Casa Grande, AZ; Raymond Cook, San Bernardino, CA, Danny Cook, Canada, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1992

CALHOUN, Clayton
1905-1992
Clayton Calhoun, 87, of Louisa, died Friday, Sep 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Calhoun was born Apr 15, 1905 in Breathitt County, a son of the late Dalton and Dinah Hensley Calhoun. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Wright and Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Frank Wellman, Mrs. Charles Thompson, Stella Mae Calhoun and Mrs. Aulta Frazier, all of Louisa and Mrs. Bill Blankenship of Burnaugh; 2 sons, Ray Calhoun of Burnaugh and Earl Calhoun of Oxford, MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Kazor of Middletown, OH and Ellafair Elkins of Harrison, OH; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

CARTER, Zora (Thompson)
1899-1992
Zora Carter, 92, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 23 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Carter was born Nov 22, 1899, at Ellen, a daughter of the late David B. and Martha Ball Thompson. Her husband, Henry Carter died in 1979. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Carter Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are 2 daughters, Roberta Burton, of Cannonsburg and Lois Jean Moore of Louisa; a son, James David Carter of Mount Vernon, OH; 2 step daughters: Bertha Oliver, Dayton, OH, Ruth Brower, West Alexandria, OH, a step son: Thomas Carter, Florida; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 30, 1992

CATELLIER, Rose Dore
Rose Dore Catellier, 77, of St. Malo Manitoba, Canada, died Monday, Aug 31 at the Villa Yourville, Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada. Her husband, Eugene Catellier preceded her in death in Jun 1982; one daughter, Rita Vermette in June 1989. Prayers and viewing were held Friday, Sep 4 at 10 followed by Mass at 10:30 at St. Malo Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Choiselot officiating. Survivors include one daughter, Jeanette Catellier of Winnipge, Man., Canada, 5 sons, Roger Catelllier of New Mexico, John Catellier of Louisa, Donald Catellier of Kelowna B. C. Canada, Robert Catellier of St. Malo, Man. Canada, Gerard Catellier of Winnipeg, Man. Canada; 2 foster sons, Ellery Carrier and Guy Carrier both of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 17 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, Brandon, Alicia Jo and Michael West, all of Louisa; one brother, Gerard Dore; 3 sisters, Berthe Lafleche, Louise Lafantasie and Dilemo Lamoureux, all of Canada. Big Sandy news, Spe 16, 1992

CHILDERS, Kenneth Page
1934-1992
Kenneth Page Childers, 58, died Thursday, August 20, 1992, in Toronto, OH. Mr. Childers was born in Georges Creek, KY. He was a retired Auto Worker from General Motors in Romulus, MI and an army veteran. a memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Sep 5 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Hayes. Surviving are one daughter, Kathy D. Childers, two sons, Kenneth W. Childers and Gregory S. Childers; three grandchildren; one brother, James R. Childers; two sisters, Irene Boyle and Joyce Fowler. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1992

CHILDRESS, Ray Edward
1910-1992
Ray E. Childress, 82, of Hillsboro, KY, died Sunday, Sep 13 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead following an extended illness. Mr. Childress was born Jun 10, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Quincy and Arvie Hughes Childress. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Pigg and one son, John Quincy Childress. He was a retired hardware merchant at Wheelwright, a 32nd Degree Mason, He was a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rites in Lexington and the Eastern Star in Wheelwright. He was also a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church in Fleming County. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 15 in Denton Funeral Home Chapel in Flemingsburg. Graveside services were also Tuesday, Sep 15 at the Wooten Cemetery in Louisa where Masonic services were conducted. Survivors include his wife, Darthula Hall Childress; one son, Ray E. Childress, Jr. of Wrightstown, NJ; 2 daughters, Clara Kitchen and Patty Justice both of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Roberta Daniels and Betty Miller both of Louisa, 4 grandchildren, 5 nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

COPLEY, Mary Madgalene (Muncy)
1918-1992
Mary Madgalene Copley, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Sep 15 in Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Copley was born Sep 10,1 918, in Roderfield, WV, a daughter of the late James Tilden and Loutishie Starr Muncy. She was a member of the Church of God. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 17 at Webb Community Church by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are husband, Nebert Copley, Fort Gay, WV, 2 daughters: Velva Joyce Leeson, Orient, OH, Pearl Sue Owens, Fort Gay, WV; a son: James Mitchell Copley, Orient, OH; 3 sisters: Wilda Franklin Rodefield, WV, Velvie Shepherd, Hendersonville, TN, Bessie Gunn, Dixon, TN; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

DIAMOND, Randell J.
1931-1992
Randell J. Diamond, 61, of Norwood, OH, died Monday, Sep 7 at his home. Mr. Diamond was born May 6, 1931 in Louisa, a son of the late Tennie Adkins and Jack Diamond and the grandson of the late Bessie and Rance Adams. He was retired from National Distillery at Cincinnati, OH. Memorial services were held at Tredway Funeral Home Wednesday, Sep 9 followed by cremation. Graveside services and burial were held at Greenlawn Cemetery on Oct 3. Surviving are his wife, Biddie Rhodes Diamond; a son, Woodrow Diamond; 4 daughters, Debra Irwin, Jackie Hill, Kimberly Robinson and Vicky Slone; 2 stepsons, W. H. Johnson and James Johnson; a stepdaughter, Earlene Johnson; 2 brothers, Paul Gene Adkins and Bobby Adkins; 2 sisters, Mary Hensley and Sue Crabtree; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Sep 30,1 992

ESTEP, Edna Ellen (Abshire)
1926-1992
Edna Ellen Estep, 66, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 19 following an extended illness. Mrs. Estep was born Apr 4, 1926 in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Edith Dixon Abshire. Her husband, Fred Estep died in 1989. She was a member of Charlie Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Sep 23, (today) at 11 at Charlie Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Estep Cemetery at Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 2 step daughters: Pearl Webb, route 4, Louisa and Ilene Moore, Columbus, OH; 5 daughters: Susie Moore and Mrs. June Lyons, Mrs. Patty Bryant all of Louisa, Mrs. Jackie Henry, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Carol Damron, route 3, Louisa; 3 sons: Billy Hudnall, route 2, Louisa, Benny Hudnall, Louisa and Mark Hudnall, route 1, Louisa; 3 sisters: Linda Shannon, Louisa, Tillie Young, Reva Stewart of Michigan; 3 brothers: Jack Abshire, Louisa, Walter Abshire, Louis, Irland Abshire, California, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

FITCH, Milton Junior
1972-1992
Milton Junior Fitch, 19, of Louisa, died Sunday, Sep 6 in an automobile accident. Mr. Fitch was born Nov 30, 1972 in Louisa, a son of Paul D. and Mary Ann Laney Fitch of route 2, Louisa. He was a 1992 graduate of Lawrence County High School. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 8 at Richardson Chapel by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Brad Dutton. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents, a sister, Shirley Ann Fitch at home; 2 brothers, Paul Michael Fitch and Danny Ray Fitch both of route 2, Louisa; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fitch, route 2, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1992

FRAZEE, Jettie Edvina (Blackburn)
1920-1992
Jettie Edvina Frazee, 72, of Memphis, TN, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 2 in Oakville Nursing Home in Memphis. Mrs. Frazee was born Feb 19, 1920 in Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Ora and Minnie Childers Blackburn. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 6 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bert Miller. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Steve Gibson of Memphis; 2 sisters, Edith Mae Keller of Columbus, OH, and Jean Castle of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1992

GARTIN, James Louis
1932-1992
James Louis Gartin, 60, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 12 at his home. Mr. Gartin was born Apr 14, 1932 in Ranger, WV, a son of Maudie M. McNeely Gartin of Louisa and the late Charlie Gartin. He was an Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 15 at the Concord United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Hewlett Cemetery. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Blinda Gail Gartin of Columbus, OH, and Connie Sue Evans of Fort Gay, WV; a son, James Franklin Gartin of Louisa; 4 sisters, Rosa Lee Mounts of Fallsburg, Bonnie Whitt of Fontana, CA, Delma Faye Sparks of Gainesville, FL, and Alta Mae Fitzpatrick of Louisa; 7 brothers, Danny Gartin, Chester Gartin, Alford Gartin and Darrell Gartin, all of Louisa, Glenn Gartin of Fort Gay, Durard Gartin of Darbyville, OH and Allen Gartin of Fallsburg; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

HAY, Sidney Ethel
1914-1992
Sidney Ethel hay, 78, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 28 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Hay was born Jan 28, 1914 in Sandy Hook, KY, a daughter of Ambrose and Cora Skaggs Hay. She was a retired L.P.N. for Humana Hospital-Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 1 at 2 at Young Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Doug Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one sister, Esta Haskins of Flatwoods, KY and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1992

HAYES, William G.
1910-1992
William G. Hayes, 82 of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Aug 28 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Hayes was born Feb 2, 1910 in Elliott County, a son of the late Hardy and Edith Skaggs Hayes. His wife, Helen Pack Hayes, died in 1990. He was a retired carpenter. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 31 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Glenn Thompson. Burial was in Pack Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Little of Fort Gay, a stepdaughter, Joan Cook of Fort Gay; 4 sons, William L. Hayes, John Hayes and Robert Hayes, all of Fort Gay and Donald Lee Hayes in the Army stationed in Germany; a stepson, James Gillum of Fort Gay;’ a sister, Emily Porter of Chillicothe, OH; a brother, John Hay of Okeechobee, FL; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1992

HAZLETT, Donald Richard
1951-1992
Donald Richard Hazlett, 40, of 326 Sullivan Street in Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 8 at his home. Mr. Hazlett was born Sep 9, 1951 in Bellville, IL a son of Ruth Sprenkle of Louisa and the late Richard Hazlett. He was a member of Mount Lebanon Christian Church and was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Sep 10 at Wellman Cemetery at Busseyville. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Pat Nix of Green River, WY and Judy Charney of Augusta, GA and a brother, Charles E. Hazlett of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

HOLBROOK, Esther (Burke)
1901-1992
Esther Burke Holbrook, 91, of Denton, died Thursday, Sep 10 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home. Mrs. Holbrook was born Jun 27, 1901 at Glenwood, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Jane Barber Burke. Her husband, Calvin Holbrook died in 1957. She was a member of the Bolts Fork Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 13 at the Straight Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Claxon. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Glenwood. Surviving are  3 daughters: Phyllis Perry, Elma Perry and Alta Rogers all of Denton, KY, a son: Calvin Holbrook, Denton; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

HOWARD, Paul Moses
1924-1992
Paul Moses Howard, 68, of Marion, OH, formerly of Webbville, died Friday, Aug 28 following an extended illness. Mr. Howard was born Jun 21, 1924 in Huntington, WV, a son of Thomas and Rose Thompson Howard. He was retired from Lock and Key. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 2 (today) at 4 at Howard Cemetery in Webbville. Surviving are 3 daughters, 2 sons, 7 sisters, 8 brothers, 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 2, 1992

JOHNSON, Walter
1913-1992
Rev. Walter Johnson, 69, of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday, Sep 23, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, in Huntington, WV. Rev. Johnson was born Jun 14, 1913 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Edward Allen and Dessie Stump Johnson. He was a member of the Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by  the Rev. Johnny Cavens and the Rev. Walter Smith. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Opal Lambert of Florida, Mary Thompson of Huntington and Jeanette Johnson of Prichard, 3 brothers, Ben Johnson of Shiloh, OH, Everett Johnson and Pearle Johnson, both of Prichard, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1992

KITCHEN, Paul
1921-1992
Paul Kitchen, 70, of Dayton, OH, died Tuesday, Aug 11 at Kettering Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Kitchen was born Oct 22, 1921 at Cooksey Fork of Catt in Lawrence county, a son of the late Arthur Jr. and Jenny Murphy Kitchen. His first wife, Audry M. Pennington Kitchen preceded him in death Feb 1, 1982. He was retired from Delco Air after 33 years of service and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 15 at Tobids Funeral Home in Beaver Creek, OH. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, OH. Surviving are his second wife, Betty Kitchen, 2 sons, Larry of Mundelem, IL and Terry of Dayton, OH; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Clara Smith of Dayton, OH, Loray Clevenger of Sparta, NC and Mary Elizabeth Webb of Shinnston, WV and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

MANN, Louise (Aubrey)
1900-1992
Louise Mary Mann, 92, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 15 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Mann was born Jun 9, 1900, in Fort Wayne, IN, a daughter of the late Joseph Jacob and Minnie Grothbuse Aubrey. Her husband, George Mann, died in 1968. She was a retired farmer and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Sep 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Jimmy Simpson. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Arline Louise Steele of Louisa; 2 sons, George B. Mann of Warsaw, IN, and Forrest Don Mann of Cary, NC; a sister, Marie Holder of California; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

MARCUM, Chloe Ethel (Hall)
1905-1992
Chloe Ethel Marcum, 87, died Tuesday, Sep 1 at the home of a daughter, Gwendolyn Wellman of Louisa. Mrs. Marcum was born Mar 4, 1905 in Rowan County, a daughter of the late Zora T. and Elva Crace Hall. Her husband, William B. Marcum, died in 1958. She was a member of Myrtle’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 4 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Caudill, the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. James Cavins. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are another daughter, Margaret Woods of Ashland; 2 sons, James E. Marcum and David Marcum both of Clinton, MI; 4 brothers, Walter Hall and Curtis Hall both of Morehead, Daniel B. Hall of Portsmouth, OH and Harold Hall of Lexington; 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1992

MAYNARD, Truman
1913-1992
Truman Maynard, 79, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 14 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Maynard was born Jan 28, 1913 in Naugatuck, WV, a son of Leonard and Sally Moore Maynard. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 17 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one brother, Robert L. Maynard of Rittman, OH  and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

MCCOY, Vernal
1910-1992
Vernal McCoy, 82, of Inez, died Monday, Sep 14 in Highlands, Regional Medical Center. Mr. McCoy was born Jul 31, 1910 in Moree, KY, a son of Bogue and Laura Moore McCoy. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 16 (today) at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Trigg McCoy. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery at Wol Creek. Surviving are his wife, Pearl McCoy of Inez, 2 daughters, Ruth Young of Obetz, OH and Betty Sue Haughey of New Albany, OH; a son, Russell McCoy of Inez; a brother, Allen J. McCoy of Columbus, OH, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

MCKEE, Neva Jean (Dials)
1925-1992
Neva Jean McKee, 67, of Brownsville, TX died Wednesday, Sep 2 at Brownsville Medical Center. Mrs. McKee was born Mar 14, 1925 in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Addie Dials. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Wallace McKee, in Aug 1975. She was a checker at H. E. B. for 14 years and also worked at El Centro Food Store for 4 years. She retired in 1975. A private burial was held under direction of Darling-Mouse Funeral Home. Surviving include a daughter, Katheryn Gabitzsch of Brownsville, TX and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 16, 1992

MYERS, Irene (Blankenship)
1922-1992
Irene Blankenship Myers, 70, of 407 West Franklin Street, Louisa, died Friday, Sep 25 at her home. Mrs. Myers was born Feb 17, 1922 in Yatesville, a daughter of the late Raish and Inez Ratcliff Blankenship. She was a retired bookkeeper for First National Bank and Humana Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 27 at Young funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Lucille Maynard of Greenup and a brother, Raish Blankenship, Jr. of Owingsville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1992

PACK, Norman Jay
1927-1992
Norman Jay Pack, 65, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Sep 20 following a short illness. Mr. Pack was born Mar 15, 1927 in Ashland, KY, a son of the late Elbert and Laura Belle Damron Pack. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, and an Army Veteran of World War II. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 23 (today) at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Myrna L. Ball of Columbus, OH; a son, Timothy W. Pack of Columbus, OH; a brother, Garland Pack of Crossville, TN; a sister, Nellie Allie of Gallipolis, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 23, 1992

PACK, Onda (Moore)
Onda Moore Pack, 85, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Sep 29 following an extended illness. Mrs. Pack was born Dec 24, 1906 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Hannah Moore. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 1 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pack Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Lucian Pack of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Betty Lycan of Huntington, WV and Lorene Crawford of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Palmer Pack of Yorktown, VA and Stanley Pack of Harpster, OH; one brother, Cecil Moore of Barboursville, WV; 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 30, 1992

PREECE, Maxine Jewell (Bowling)
1938-1992
Maxine Jewell Preece, 54, of Maple Street, Louisa, died Saturday, Aug 29, following an extended illness. Mrs. Preece was born Jan 11, 1938 in Richardson, KY, a daughter of Clyde Bowling and Irene Davis Boyd. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sep 1 at Childers Cemetery, route 3 Louisa, by the Rev. William Teems. Surviving are her mother: Irene Boyd, route 2, Louisa; 2 sons: Nick Abrams and Steve Abrams both of Lexington, NC; 3 brothers: Billy Joe Boyd, Flatwoods, KY, Charles Ed Boyd, Raceland, KY, Tommy Boyd, Louisa; 6 sisters: Juanita Preston, Ashland, Doris Preston and Peggy Fitch both of Louisa, Darlene Sartin, Fort Gay, WV, Carol Sue Lacks, Worthington, KY, Patricia Lacks, Wurtland, KY; a step sister: Willa Margaret Webb, Van Lear, KY; 3 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1992

ROGERS, Ray Leo, Jr.
1952-1992
Ray Leo Rogers, Jr., 40, of Grayson, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday, Aug 26 in Columbus, IN, following a sudden illness. Mr. Rogers was born May 25, 1952 in Dayton, OH, a son of Roberta Young Chandler of Grayson, KY and the late Roy Leo Rogers, Sr. He was an area manufacturing manager with the
Arvin Corporation in Columbus, IN and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 29 in Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with minister Dick Damron officiating. Burial was in East Carter County Memorial Gardens at Grayson, KY. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Wesley Rogers of Paintsville, KY; a daughter, Ashley Rogers of Paintsville, KY; a brother, Gary Rogers of Grayson, KY. Big Sandy News, Sep 9,1992

SMITH, George
1897-1992
George Smith, 95, of Louisa, died Friday, Sep 4 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Smith was born Aug 5, 1897 in Rockcastle, a son of the late Jim and Belle Perry Chapman Smith. His wife, Nellie Fugitt Smith, died in 1985. He was a retired railroad operator with the C & O for 45 years, Lawrence County sheriff from 1934 to 1938 and a farmer. He was a member of the Smith Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 7 at Smith Chapel Church by Rev. Charley Thompson and Rev. Woodrow Sexton. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Victoria Holbrook of Louisa and Ruth Wellman of El Paso, TX, a son, Dr. James M. Smith of Frankfort; 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 9, 1992

THOMPSON, Mary (Thompson)
1901-1992
Mary Thompson, 91, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 22 at the home of a daughter, Libby Poindexter of Huntington. Mrs. Thompson was born Jan 7,1901 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late David L. and Samantha Blackburn Thompson. Her husband, Roy C. Thompson, died in 1983. Preceded in death by a son, Maxwell Thompson. She was a retired teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa, Retired Teachers Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a graduate of Morehead Teacher College with highest distinction. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 26 at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Waymon McGuire. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Jean Patton of Frankfort and Grace Kinner of Ashland; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 30, 1992

WILER, Bessie Mae (Curnutte)
1910-1992
Bessie Mae Wiler, 81, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 10 at her home. Mrs. Wiler was born Dec 11, 1910 in Mabscott, WV, a daughter of the late Carlos and Caroline Murphy Curnutte. She was a member of the Waterson Church of Irish Creek and the Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 14 by the Rev. Buck Hogston at the Waterson Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 6 daughters, Wilma Castle and Brenda Rodney, both of Columbus, OH, Myrtle Brown and Marilyn Grimm, both of  Lockbourne, OH, Carol Noel of Westerville, OH and Patricia Sherman of Circleville, OH; 2 sons, Donald Boggs of Obetz, Oh and Ronald Boggs of Salt City, UT; 3 sisters, Lula May and Fannie Elswick, both of Blaine and Betty Jean Kelly of Anaheim, CA; 2 brothers, Jimmy Curnutte of Williamsport, OH and John Curnutte of Blaine; 32 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 16, 1992

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ADAMS, Dora (Ward)
1899-1992
Dora Ward Adams, 93, of Lawrence county, died Thursday, Oct 15 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Adams was born Aug 3, 1899 at Boons Camp in Johnson County, a daughter of Alex and Melvina Mollette Ward. Her husband, Paris Adams, preceded her in death in 1961. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 18 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Osborne. Burial was in Adams family cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Cora Smith of Louisa; 2 brothers, Walter Adams of Louisa and Frank Adams of Russell; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

BILLUPS, Dudley
1912-1992
Dudley Billups, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Oct 6 at Anderson Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Billups was born Sep 23, 1912 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Zachary Taylor and Laura Picklesimer Billups. He was a retired school principal and coach in Wayne county, serving 40 years. He was a naval officer, serving as a commander in World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 9 at First Baptist Church, Fort Gay by Rev. Bill Hayton. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by members of American Legion W.O. Johnson Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Surviving are 2 sons, Carl Billups, Jr. of Huntington and Joe Billups of Cincinnati; 2 brothers, Fred Billups of Flatwoods, KY and Jack Billups of Fort Gay; and 6 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1992

BRADLEY, Nerv
1908-1992
Minerva “Nerv” Bradley, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Sep 30 at her home. Miss Bradley was born May 8, 1908 in Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Joel and Anna Salmons Bradley. She was a member of Webb Community Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 3 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Charles Marcum and the Rev. Kimball Copley. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

BURCHETT, Ella Bee (Triplett)
1932-1992
Ella Bee Burchett, 59, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 1 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Burchett was born Oct 7, 1932 in Bolts Fork, a daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Cindy Grubb Triplett. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 Saturday, Oct 3 at Leslie Cemetery at Bolts Fork by Rev. Larry Sparks. Surviving are 2 daughters, Nannie Picklesimer of Fort Gay and Mary Cindy McKenzie of Louisa; 2 sons, Donald William McKenzie and Ricky Dean McKenzie both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Myrtle Burchett, Anna Lee Burchett and Mary Belle Burchett all of Louisa;3 brothers, Herchel Triplett and Eugene Triplett both of Louisa and Bill Triplett of Rush; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

CARTER, Cecil Harmon
1909-1992
Cecil Harmon Carter, 83, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 25 following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born Oct 3, 1909 in Little Blaine, a son of the late Dock and Tennie Gussler Carter. He was a retired construction and highway department worker for Kentucky State Department of Highways. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct 28 (today) at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Elam and Rev. Doug Kelly officiating. Surviving are a daughter: Carolyn J. Preece, Louisa; 2 sisters: Hazel Hughes, route 1, Louisa and Virginia Moore, Buckeye Lake, OH, a brother: Gorman Carter, Bolts Fork, KY; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1992

CASSADY, Billy Richard
1977-1992
Billy Richard Cassady, II, 15, of Fallsburg, died Friday, Oct 16 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born Feb 25, 1977 in Ashland, a son of Billy Richard and Wanda Mills Cassady of Fallsburg. He was a Lawrence County High School student, a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church, the Future Farmers of America and the Young Country Band. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 19 at First Baptist Church of Louisa by Rev. Bobby Workman and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Cassady family cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Brian D. Cassady of Fallsburg; the maternal grandmother, Lutie Mills of Inez; and the paternal grandmother, Doris Helton Cassady of Inez. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

COPLEY, Gladys (Salmons)
1911-1992
Gladys Copley, 81, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Oct 1 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Copley was born Sep 24, 1911 in Cass, WV, a daughter of the late Zat and Angeline Copley Salmons. She was a member of Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Charlie Marcum and the Rev. Hanzel Webb. Burial was in Copley Cemetery in Webb, WV. Surviving are her husband, Arvel Copley; 5 daughters, Helen Richie of Crown City, OH, Elizabeth Garling of Wellington, FL, Della Werner of North Canton, OH, Evie Wilson of Galloway, OH, and Lillie Johnson of Scottown, OH; 6 sons, Kimball Copley of Fort Gay, Lewis Copley and Herman Copley both of Mansfield, OH, Don Copley of Willowood, OH, Daniel Copley of Huntington, WV and Kenneth Copley of Scottown; a brother, Herbert Salmons of Cass; 2 sisters, Ollie Bailey and Virgie Agnes, both of Maryland; 41 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

CYRUS, Barbara (Hardin)
1931-1992
Barbara Hardin Cyrus, 61, of Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 3 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Cyrus was born May 6, 1931 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas Harvey and Briza Conley Hardin. She was a former waitress. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 5 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Powell. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park at Ashland. Survivors include 2 daughters, Karen Barnett of Louisa and Janie Castle of Ashland; a son, Tommy Cyrus of St. Charles, MO; a sister, Janet Rhea Stephens Ward of Ashland; a brother, John Gordon Hardin of Ashland; and 4 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7,1 992

DAVIN, Charles J.
1904-1992
Charles J. Davin, 88, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 25 following an extended illness. Mr. Davin was born Apr 8, 1904 in McKees Rock, PA, a son of the late William and Bridgett Olockland Davin. He was a florist and a member of the Catholic Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct 28 (today) at 10 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Beiting officiating. Burial will be in Green Township Cemetery in Mt. Orab, OH. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Blackburn Davin, of Louisa; 2 daughters, Mary Ross Dunn of Libertyville, IL, Helen Marie Alyward of Cincinnati, OH, a son, William Davin of Cincinnati, OH; one step daughter, Noreta Gibson of Mt. Orab, OH; a stepson, Harold Gene Blackburn of Richmond, IN; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1992

DIAMOND, Herbert J.
1924-1992
Herbert J. Diamond, 67, of Venice, FL, died Monday, Oct 12. He was born Dec 13, 1924 in Louisa. He was an air condition inspector with Harrison Radiator, a division of General Motors in Dayton, OH for 30 years, retiring in 1977. Member of South Venice Baptist church, Army Veteran of WWII, served in European Campaign 85th Infantry Division. He received a Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Mans Badge, Charter member of V. F. W. Post 8312 in Xenia, OH, very active in Boy Scouts in Fairborn, OH, Small Boat Bass Club of Venice and G. M. Sunseekers. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 15 at South Venice Baptist Church. Burail was in Venice Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Joan Diamond of Venice; a son, Lawrence Diamond of Areanum, OH; a daughter, Diana Wedge of London, England; a sister, Jane O’Daniel of Louisa; 8 brothers, James Diamond of Columbus, Amon Diamond of Rush, KY, Arlie Diamond and Felix Diamond of Louisa, Dennis Diamond of Englewood, OH, Ernest Diamond of Spring Valley, OH, Charlie Diamond of New Carlisle, OH and Paul Diamond of Flatwoods, KY and a grandson, Michael Diamond of Greenville, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

FIELDS, James Sheldon
1954-1992
James Sheldon Fields, 37, of Warfield, KY, died Saturday, Oct 17 at his residence. Mr. Fields was born Nov 17, 1954, a son of Russell and Ruth Moore Fields. He was a truck driver for M & F Trucking. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 21 (today) at 1 at Leanna Baptist Church, Meathouse, Martin County, KY. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery in Martin County. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Colleen Williamson Fields of Warfield; 2 daughters, Valeria Fields and Sherria Fields, both at home; 3 sisters, Lois Hamilton of Michigan, Faye Meade of Naugatuck, WV and Patty Howard of Warfield and a brother, Thomas Fields of Michigan. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

FRANKLIN, James F.
1919-1992
James F. Franklin, 73, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 21 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Franklin was born Jun 21, 1919 in Louisa, a son of the late Herbert L. and Gussie Walker Franklin. He was a retired signal maintenance worker for the Chessie System and a member of the Gallup United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen Lodge and a World War II Veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 23 at Chapman United Methodist Church with Rev. Milton Bartram and Rev. Ray Teets officiating. A graveside military service was conducted by American Legion W.O. Johnson Post 89 and V. F.W. Post 6103. Burial was in Pack Cemetery in Chapman. Surviving are his wife, Ada Victoria Franklin of Louisa; 2 daughters, Bonita Atkins of Kirkland, WY and Patricia Supplee of Carrollton, KY; 2 sons, James F. Franklin, Jr. of Paris, KY and William M. Franklin of Georgetown, KY; 2 sisters, Gladys Moore Pennington of route 2, Louisa and Shirley Hardin of Wyandotte, MI; a brother, Herbert L. Franklin of Mt. Sterling, KY and 10 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 28,1992

HARRIS, Helen (See)
1905-1992
Helen See Harris, 87, of Ashland, KY, died Monday, Sep 28 at Wurtland Health Care. Mrs. Harris was born Apr 29, 1905 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William Wiley and Nora York See. Her husband, Judge E. Poe Harris preceded her in death. She was a member of First United Methodist  Church in Ashland, former member of Altrusa Club and was a retired Court Reporter for Lawrence County and Boyd County. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Oct 1 at Rose Hill Burial Park with Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Surviving are a sister, Virginia Frances See; 2 nieces,  Phoebe Webb and Teresa Webb Cox both of Orange Park, FL. Steen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

HENDERSON, Marie (Wells)
1917-1992
Marie Henderson, 75, of 8940 Linda Drive, Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Oct 15 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Henderson was born May 15, 1917 in Lee City, a daughter of the late Boyd F. and Mary C. Burchett Wells. Her husband, William Henderson died in 1982. She was a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Walters and David Henderson. Burial was in Henderson family cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Sue Bailey of Okeechobee, FL; 3 sons, John Henderson and David Henderson both of Louisa and Thomas Henderson of Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Ava Davis of Ashland, Connie Cox of Mason, OH and Frances Wakefield of Springfield, TN; a brother, B. F. Wells of Petaluma, CA and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

HENSLEY, Virginia (Webster)
1921-1992
Virginia Hensley, 71, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Oct 2 in Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Mrs. Hensley was born Apr 5, 1921 in Gregoryville, KY, a daughter of the late Isaac and Dolly Wright Webster. She was retired from Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 6 at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by the Minister brothers Mike McGinnis. Burial was in the Everman Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sons, L. B. Hensley of Orland, FL, Jerry Hensley of Clive, IA, Larry Hensley of Cumberland, MD, Roger Hensley of Irvin, TX; 2 brothers, Jack Webster of New Boston, OH, Frank Webster of Grayson and a sister, Naomi Glass of Baltimore, MD. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

HIGGINS, Nora (Elswick)
1899-1992
Nora Higgins, 93, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Higgins was born Jun 2, 1899 in Estep, KY, a daughter of the late David and Laura Queen Elswick. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 28 at 2 at Ashland Cemetery by the Rev. Wayman McGuire. Surviving are 3 nieces. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1992

HOLT, George Hershel
1918-1992
George Hershel Holt, 73, of Newark, OH, died Thursday, Oct 8 inn Arlington Nursing Home. Mr. Holt was born Oct 11, 1918, in Fort Gay, a son of Claude and Pauline Copley Holt. He was a retired Technician at Newark Air Force Base and a Veteran of U. S. Army WWII. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted at Bruckner and Kishler Funeral Home Saturday, Oct 10 with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery in Newark. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Campbell Holt of Newark, OH; a son, G. David Holt of Hebron; 3 daughters, Sue Pettit, and Lucy Channel both of Newark, Julie Livingston of Zanesville, OH; 6 sisters, Edith Kidd of Mansfield, OH, Myrtle Vinson of Oklahoma City, OK, Lena Mae McCloud and Bonnie Bellomy both of Kenova, WV, Maude Thompson of Fort Gay and Kathleen Vanhoose of Ashland, a brother, Paul Holt of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bruckner and Kishler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1992

HUGHES, Merle W.
1916-1992
Merle W. Hughes, 76, of Lutz, FL, died Tuesday, Oct 13 in the James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, FL. Mr. Hughes was born Jun 19, 1916 at Busseyville, KY, a son of the late David C. and Emma Curnutte Hughes. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Lutz, FL. Graveside services was conducted Thursday, Oct 15 by the Rev. Ray Mont Almond at the Garden of Memories in Tampa, FL where he was buried, Surviving are 4 sisters, Meyia Hughes, Myrtle H. Hughes, Margie H. Pickrell, all of Busseyville and Madge Bayes of Springfield, OH; a brother, Monroe P. Hughes of Bussyeville; several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 28, 1992

JOHNSON, James Willie
1912-1992
James Willie Johnson, 80, of Mt. Sterling, KY, died Wednesday, Oct 21 in Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling, KY following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born Mar 30, 1912 at Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Mason and Evaline Johnson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Madge Sizemore Johnson, a son, Jimmy Ray Johnson; 2 brothers, Frank Johnson and Wayne Johnson. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railway System. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 23 at the Mt. Sterling Regular Baptist church by Rev. Clinton Moore, Rev. Jimmy Hall and Rev. Glen Pack. Burial was in Machelah Cemetery in Mt. Sterling. Surviving are his wife, Annie Moore Johnson of Mt. Sterling; 2 daughters, Janet Gaye Layne of Kennesaw, GA and Beulah Faye Jones of North Carolina; a son, James Willie Johnson, Jr. of Blythe, GA; a sister, Nannie Mae Ball of Glenhayes, WV; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 5 step children. Hearld and Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 28, 1992

JUDE, Ryan Michael
1992-1992
Ryan Michael Jude, 6 months, died Friday, Oct 9 in Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Infant Jude was born Apr 4, 1992, a son of Terry and Susan A. Ward Jude. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 12, at Sidney Church in Inez, KY with Brothers Ben Scott, Tom Dials and Saberts Nichols officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery in Inez. Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandparents, Dorsey Sr. and Josephine Jude of Columbus, OH, paternal great grandmother, Amalial Jude of Inez and paternal great grandfather, Jesse Maynard of Beauty. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 14, 1992

MAY, Charles “Eddie”
1922-1992
Charles “Eddie” May, 70, of Webbville, died Thursday, Oct 1 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. May was born Aug 14, 1922 in Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Elta McGuire May. He was a member and former minister of the Old Zion United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 5 at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by the ministers Jack Farmerr, Rile Bailey and Dewey Hockston. Burial was in May family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Belva Moore May; 7 sons, Emeral May of McArthur, OH, Hershell and Ershell May of Grayson, Charles and Joe May of Webbville, James May of Circleville, OH and J. T. May of Isonville, KY; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Collier of Columbus, OH, Linda Adams and Anna May of Webbville; 5 brothers, Martin “Jr.” May, Oscar May and Joe Ray May of Columbus, OH, Paul May of Fallsburg and Johnny May of Webbville; a sister, Rosemary Bowling of Forrestoria, OH; 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 7, 1992

PACK, Margie (Stepp)
1923-1992
Margie Pack, 68, of Lousia, died Monday, Oct 19, in Highlands Regional Hospital. Mrs. Pack was born Nov 7, 1923 in Boderland, KY, a daughter of James Madison and Polly Ann Stepp. She was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 22 at 1 at New Friendship United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Pack family cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Pack of route 5, Louisa, 2 sons, James D. Pack of Scottsdale, AZ and Joseph Pack of Louisa; 3 brothers, Joe Stepp of Inez, Orville Stepp of Louisa and Ervin Stepp of Portsmouth, OH; 6 sisters, Wanda Scott of Barboursville, WV, Dorothy Steele, Garnet Parsley, Marie Horn, Dolly Fletcher, Barbara Slone all of Inez and 4 grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 21, 1992

ROSE, Jack, Jr.
Jack Rose, Jr., 36, died Saturday at his residence following a long illness. A native of Louisa, he had lived in Interlachen for 4 years, coming from Nashville, TN. He had worked for several years as a licensed practical nurse in the medical industry and he was a member of First Methodist church in Interlachen. The funeral was conducted Tuesday at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen with the Rev. Eugene A. Maddox officiating. Burial was in Pineview Cemetery in Interlachen. He is survived by his wife, Juanita M. Rose of Interlachen, a son, Jackson James Estill Rose, of Interlachen; mother Ilene Rose of Huntsville, AL; 2 brothers, Kenneth Ray Rose of Huntsville, AL and David Allen Rose of Memphis, TN and grandparents, Kathleen and Boston Hammond of Webbville. Big Sandy News, Oct 21, 1992

SEE Virginia Frances
1914-1992
Virginia Frances See, 78, of Ashland, died Thursday Oct 1 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Ms. See was born Jun 25, 1914 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William Wiley and Nora York See. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ashland and a retired employee of the Veterans Administration in Louisville. Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct 3 at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Lowell Langefeld officiating. Surviving are 2 nieces, Phoebe Hale Webb and Teresa Cox both of Orange Park, FL. Steen Funeral Home in Ashland was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 7,1992

SMITH, John Herbert
1922-1992
John Herbert Smith, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 10 in Inez, KY. Mr. Smith was born Jan 29, 1922, a son of the late Frank and Rebecca Stepp Smith. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 13 at Richardson Chapel with Rev. Sonny Hatfield and Cecil Price officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Military rites were conducted by Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Dollie Swofford Smith of Hode, KY; a son, William B. Smith, of Oak Hill, OH; 6 daughters, Norann Smith of Floyd County, KY, Faye McKenzie of Banner, KY, Wanda Lou Cook of Oak Hill, OH, violet Whitt of Stanville, KY, Mary Sue Mullins of Hazard, KY and Donna Jean Smith of Ohio; 4 stepdaughters, Nancy May Young of Beauty, KY, Viola Louise Woods of Prestonsburg, KY, Phyliss Chapman of Hode, KY, and Mary Edna Chapman of San Diego, CA; 3 sisters, Mae Peatross and Florence Ball both of Beauty, KY and Julia Smith of Crum, WV; a brother, Thurman Smith of Beauty, KY. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 14, 1992

THOMPSON, Valkie Eugene
1929-1992
Valkie Eugene Thompson, 63, of Louisa died Friday, Oct 2 due to a sudden illness. Mr. Thompson was born May 5, 1929, in Louisa, a son of the late Stant and Stella Moore Thompson. He was a saw mill laborer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 4 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers: Freddie Thompson, route 3, Louisa, and Gallie Thompson, River, KY; 6 sisters: Mrs. Ella McCoy, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Clista McCoy, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Clora Alice George, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Dovie Faye Spurlock, route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Bertha McKinster, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Lexie Pelphrey, Oil Springs, KY; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 7, 1992

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NOVEMBER

ALLEN, Myrtle Irene (Triplett)
1926-1992
Myrtle Irene Allen, 66, Alger, OH, died Saturday, Oct 31 at the Corinthian Nursing Home in Kenton, OH. Ms. Allen was born Sep 9, 1926 in Louisa, a daughter of Alexander and Margie Miller Triplett. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 7 sisters. She was a nurse’s aide and worked in several of the Hardin County nursing homes. She attended the Alger Assembly of God Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 3 at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. Robert Dye officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, OH. Surviving are 4 sons, Earl “Pete” Jr. Allen of Lakeview, Larry Allen and Barry Allen both of Kenton and Jerry Allen of Harrod; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson, 3 brothers, John Triplett of Pataskala, George Triplett of Kitt Hill and Sam Triplett of Columbus and a sister Velma Clark of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

BRANHAM, Jack
1946-1992
Jack Branham, 45, of Fallsburg, died Thursday, Nov 12 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Branham was born Dec 13, 1946 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Earl and Alma Katherine Lemaster Branham. He was a carpenter with Ashland Oil. He was a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195 F & AM of Louisa, a Vietnam War Army Veteran and a member and founder of Fallsburg Volunteer Fire Department. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 15 at Young Funeral Home. A military service was performed by VFA Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Burial was in Collins family cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are his wife, Diane Riffe Branham, a son: Kyle Mathew Branham, at home; 6 sisters: Jessie Huff, Riverside, CA, Evelyn Turner, Buffalo, NY, Mary Bradley, Louisa, Bonnie Bryan, Catlettsburg, KY, Ruth Mathieu, Louisa, Ilene Thompson, Glenhayes, WV; 5 brothers: Charles Branham, Columbus, Bob Branham, Earl “Jr.” Branham, Kenny Branham and Ralph Spears all of Louisa.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

BUSH, William L. “Bill”
1934-1992
William L. “Bill” bush, 58, of route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Bush was born Jun 14, 1934, in Louisa, a son of Hazel Coburn Bush of Louisa and the late Loman Bush. He was an employee of Ross Brothers Construction and an Air Force Veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 21 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Additional survivors include his wife, Barbara Phillips Bush; 2 daughter, Rita Bush Holbrook of Prestonsburg and Janice Bush Hall of Ashland, 5 sisters, Lois Stevens and Marie Moore, both of Louisa, Louise Barker of Fort Gay, Susie Stanley of Staffordsville, and Garnet Tabors of Cleveland; 5 brothers, Farris Bush, Gene Bush, and Cecil Bush, all of Louisa, Richard Bush of Gaston, IN and Harvey Fitch of Ashland; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 25, 1992

CARTER, Thomas
1929-1992
Thomas Carter, 63, of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Lawrence County, died Nov 1 at his home. He was born Jul 22, 1929 at Williamson, WV, a son of the late Henry Carter and Ina Harrison who survives, she lives in Silver Springs, FL. He was preceded in death by his step mother, Zora Carter who died Sep 23, 1992. He served in the army during the Korean War. He was a truck driver before his retirement and had lived in Florida for the past several years. Additional survivors include 4 sisters, Ruth Brower of West Alexandria, OH, Bertha Oliver of Dayton, OH, Roberta Burton of Cannonsburg, and Lois Jean Moore of Louisa; a brother, James David Carter of Mt. Vernon, OH; and stepfather, Paul Harrison of Silver Springs, FL. Arrangements were made by Wylie Baxley Funeral Home at Melbourne, FL. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

COPLEY, Nebert
1915-1992
Nebert Copley, 77 of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Nov 12 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Copley was born May 15, 1915 in Webb, WV, a son of the late Mitchell and Martha Jane Keaton Copley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magdalene Copley. He was a retired employee with Martin Marietta Steel company and a member of Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 15 at Webb Community Church in Webb, WV by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters: Velva Joyce Leeson, Orient, OH, Pearl Sue Owens, Fort Gay, WV; a son: James Mitchell Copley, Orient, OH, 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

CRUM, James L.
1930-1992
James L. Crum, 62, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 5 at VA Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Crum was born Feb 5, 1930, a son of the late Noah and Effie Picklesimer Crum. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Lynn Crum. He was a retired construction worker and heavy equipment operator. He was a US Army and US Navy veteran serving in World War II. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 7 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military graveside rites were held by W. O. Johnson Post 89 of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Shelvie Jean Crum of Louisa; 4 sons, James Noah Crum of Atlanta, GA, Ted Franklin Crum of Flatwoods, Jerry Lee Crum of Carrollton, GA and Curtis Acie Crum of Louisa; and a daughter, Carla Janice Crum. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

CYRUS, Jerry
1920-1992
Jerry Cyrus, 72, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Oct 30 in King’s Daughters’ Medical center. Mr. Cyrus was born Jun 1, 1920, at Fort Gay, a son of Lizzie Zornes Cyrus of Fort Gay and the late James Cyrus. He was a retired highway construction employee, a member of the Church of God and a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted at 2 Nov 2 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Mike Ratliff. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lafaughn Marcum Cyrus; a daughter, Lois Walk of Mesa, AZ; 4 brothers, James Cyrus of Cleveland, OH, Jay Cyrus and Charlie Cyrus both of Mansfield, OH; 4 sisters, Florida Pauley, Louise Hudson and Lutie Copley all of Fort Gay and Lucy White of Elyria, OH and a granddaughter. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

DAMRON, Ollie Mae (Caldwell)
1907-1992
Ollie Mae Caldwell Damron, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 14, at route 1, Louisa. Mrs. Damron was born Oct 24, 1907 a daughter of Perry Caldwell and Myrtle Bell Dixon. Her husband, John Bell Damron died in 1971. She was a retired Lawrence County School teacher, a member of the south side Baptist Church and a member of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 18 (today) at Wilson Funeral Home at 1 by Rev. Paul H. Schmidt and Rev. Charles Jayne. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Claudia Hughes Belcher of route 1, Louisa and Mae Bell West Catellier of Louisa, 2 sisters, Ruth Wiley of Lincoln Park, MI and Alva Wiley of Largo, FL; a brother, John Caldwell of Catlettsburg; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

HESTON, Donald Thomas
1923-1992
Donald Thomas Heston, 61, of West Jefferson, OH, died Wednesday, Oct 28 in Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, OH. Mr. Heston was born Dec 7,1 923 in Louisa, a son of the late Creed and Lydia Reese Heston. He was a retired supervisor with Jefferson School System and a former employee with Armstrong Furnace Company. He was a member of Church of Christ in Christian Union, a World War II veteran, a member of Aladdin Temple Shrine, Scottish Rite, Hilltop Shrine Club, Madison County Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge No. 221 and Chapter No. 413. He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 201 and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 92 and a Kentucky colonel. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 31 at Radnor-McDonald Funeral Home in West Jefferson by the Rev. Dan Stires, the Rev. Max McClaskie and the Rev. Paul Burgett. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery in West Jefferson. Surviving are his wife, Lottie Jo Carter Heston; 2 daughters, Donna Jo Hupp of Martinsville, IN and Lydia Dianne Otcheltree of Barberton, OH; 2 brothers, William C. Heston of Clarksburg, WV and James E. Heston of Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

HOOVER, Creed Haven
1933-1992
Creed Haven Hoover, 59, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 5 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Hoover was born Sep 6, 1933 in Ragland, WV, a son of Geneva H. Varnum of Louisa and the late Earl Hoover. He was a disabled veteran and served in the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 8, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with Rev. John Goble officiating. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Cynthia A. Bowyer of Madison, VA; a brother, Darrell C. Hoover of Maryland and 2 grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

HORN, Billie Garfield
1936-1992
Billie Garfield Horn, 56, of Route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 3 at his home. Mr. Horn was born Apr 28, 1936 in Martin County, a son of Carl Horn of Louisa and the late Velma Marcum Horn. He was preceded in death by a son, Billie Dean Horn. He was a heavy equipment operator with Triple B Company. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 6 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders John Goble and Sterling Marcum. Burial wa sin Horn family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Pearl Wallace Horn, 5 daughters: Mrs. Lorraine George, Ft. Worth, TX, Mrs. Tammy Carroll, Louisa, Mrs. Brenda Scott, Geneva, IN, Mrs. Sandra McCaw, Barboursville, WV, Mrs. Mary Ann McCoy, Louisa; 6 brothers, Donald Lee Horn of Oakwood, OH, Everett Ray Horn and Homer Gene Horn both of Columbus, OH, David E. Horn of Fallsburg and Claude Horn and Carl Horn, Jr., both of Louisa; 7 sisters, Edris Kochensparger of Circleville, OH, Bonnie Gay Dalton of Cecil, OH, Monnie Faye Hudson fo Louisiana, Betsy Ann Coffee of Fallsburg, Gracie Arellano of Oakwood, OH and Dovie Edith Pack and Lucille Alley, both of Louisa; 3 grandchildren, Charles E. McCraw IV, Kayla D. Carroll and Jeffrey L. Carroll, II.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

HUFF, Jack
1926-1992
Jack Huff, 66, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Nov 18 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Huff was born May 8, 1926 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Rudolph and Hazel Chaffins Huff. He was a painter with American Car in Huntington for 24 years. He was of the Baptist faith and a Korean War Army veteran. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Nov 20 at Bartram Cemetery in Fort Gay by the Rev. Johnny Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Lorene Crabtree Huff; a daughter, Judith Carole Hartman of Fort Gay; 2 sons, John Clinton Huff and Billy Jack Huff both of Fort Gay; 3 brothers, Robert Huff of Virginia, Donald Huff of Cape Coral, FL and James Huff of Arcadia, FL; 3 sisters, Alice Boyd of Columbus, OH, Helen Robertson of Fort Knox, and Connie Lowe of Marco Island, FL and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 25, 1992

JOHNS, Elva Ila (Williams)
1914-1992
Elva Johns, 78, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, Nov 16 following an extended illness. Mrs. Johns was born Aug 4, 1914 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Dave and Martelia Swann Williams. She was a retired teacher from Lawrence County School System and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 19 at 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are husband, Clyde E. Johns, route 4, Louisa, 2 sons: Clyde C. Johns and Harold Gene Johns both of route 4, Louisa; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a sister: Felcia Brickey, of Ohio. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

MARQUIS, Elizabeth (Davis)
1902-1992
Elizabeth (Eliza) Marquis, 90, passed away at Leland Memorial Hospital, Riverdale, MD following a short illness. Mrs. Marquis was born Jul 18, 1902 in Ulysses, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Marquis. She was a member of the Seabrook Seventh Day Adventist Church in Maryland. The funeral was conducted Oct 24 at Gasch’s Funeral Home. Burial was in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D. C. Surviving are 3 children, Carmie Marquis Haney, Theodore Marquis and Mary Edith Marquis; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild a sister, Carmie Bone and a brother, Elmer Davis.  Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

MCKENZIE, Sallie (Slone)
1918-1992
Sally Slone McKenzie, 74, died Sunday, November 8 in Catlettsburg. Mrs. McKenzie was born November 12, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Crate and Ollie McDowell Slone. She was a member of the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church. . Funeral services was conducted Tuesday, November 10 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Barber. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Raymond McKenzie of Keaton; a son, Donald Ray McKenzie of Catlettsburg; a sister, Neelie Crabtree of Louisa and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

MILES, Earl W.
1947-1992
Earl W. Miles, 45, of Carsonville, former Port Hope resident, died Oct 30 in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron following a brief illness. Mr. Miles was born Jun 5, 1947 in Louisa, a son of Earl and Norma Frazier Miles. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Miles in 1955. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U. S. Army. The funeral was conducted at Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach with Rev. Paul Slevka, Pastor of Port Sanilac Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Port Hope. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Miles of Carsonville; 2 daughters, Carrie Miles and Melissa Miles both of Carsonville, a son, Earl Miles, Jr. of Roseville; 2 grandchildren; his mother, Norma Webber of Carsonville; a brother, Jerry Miles of Sterling Heights; 3 sisters, Treva DeSantis of Algonac, Sandra Lawrence of Almont and Judith Johnson of Richardson, KY; 5 step daughters an d4 step grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 25, 1992

PENNINGTON, Elizabeth (Woods)
1911-1992
Elizabeth Woods Pennington, 73, of Elyria, OH, died Tuesday, Nov 24 in Elyria Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Pennington was born Oct 1, 1911 in Webbville, a daughter of Arthur and Rosie Woods. She was preceded in death by 2  brothers and 2 sisters. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Norwalk, OH. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Nov 27 in Bogner-Busch Family Chapel at 11 with Rev. Lawrence Dickerson and Rev. Earl Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Ridgehill Memorial Park in Lorain. Surviving are her husband, Okey Pennington, a son, Arthur Ray Pennington of Richland, VA; 6 daughters, Rose Coleman of Wakeman, OH, Jean Lay of Amherst, OH, Joyce Keathley of Columbus, OH, Linda Glass of Lorain, OH, Maertha Price of Amherst, OH and Mary Swaney of Parma Heights, OH; 19 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and a brother, Lonnie Woods of Lorain, OH. Bogner-Busch Family Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 25, 1992

PHILLIPS, Russell
1923-1992
Rev. Russell Phillips, 69, of Plain City, OH, died Monday, Oct 12 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mr. Phillips was born Oct 2, 1923 in Maize, KY. He was preceded in death by his father, Noah Phillips in 1978, 2 brothers, Mirl Phillips in 1942 and Paul Jay Phillips in 1969 and his first wife, Leora Keaton Phillips in 1966. He was employed with J. D. Equipment, London and was a retired construction superintendent. He was also Pastor of Springfork Enterprise Baptist Church, London and was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 15 at Springfork Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Sturgill McCarty officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. Surviving are his wife, Louella Young Phillips, whom he married Nov 4, 1967, children, Patsy Young Sagraves, Plain City, Jerry (Diana) Young, Plain City, Charles (Marty) Phillips, Columbus, Harold (Robin) Young, Plain City, Darrel (Phyllis) Young, Piketon, Janice Young (Don) Parker, Chillicothe, Carl (Cathy) Phillips, Plain City, Clayton Phillips, Columbus; 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; mother, Alma (Lester) Phillips, Plain City, brother, Earl Phillips, Plain City, sisters, Ruth Tolliver, St. Petersburg, FL and Ruby Barker, Plain City. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

SHORT, Lula (Cordle-Church)
1920-1992
Lula Cordle Church Short, 72, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 5 at her home. Mrs. Short was born Aug 30, 1920 at Cordell, a daughter of the late Mathias and Melissa Jordan Cordle. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 7 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Cordle Family cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Brenda Meade, Louisa, Mrs. Sheila Perry, Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Ted Pack, Louisa, a brother: Dennis Cordial, Cordell, KY; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 11, 1992

STANLEY, Georgia (McReynolds)
1915-1992
Georgia Stanley, 77 of Williamson, WV, died Wednesday, Oct 28 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Stanley was born Apr 21, 1915 in Clifford, a daughter of the late Elijah and Elizabeth Hammonds McReynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Stanley and a brother, Thomas McReynolds. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and a retired custodian of Williamson High School. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 31 at Weaver Mortuary Williamson with Earl Ray Taylor and George Canterberry officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, at Huddy, KY. Surviving are 3 sons, Wade Stanley, Jr. of Williamson, WV, Ira Stanley of San Diego, CA and Trimble Stanley of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Christine Savage of Wauconda, IL; 5 brothers, James McReynolds of Pikeville, Lucian McReynolds and Bill McReynolds both of Dayton, OH, Charlie McReynolds of Greer, SC and Elijah McReynolds of Clifford; 2 sisters, Mabel Brown of Dayton, OH and Mildred Brown of Bowling Green, KY; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

STUART, Ida Mae (Hutchinson)
1911-1992
Ida Mae Hutchinson Stuart, 81, of Fallsburg, died Thursday, Oct 29 at the home of a son, Benny Stuart of Fallsburg. Mrs. Stuart was born Feb 14, 1911, at Dennis, a daughter of the late Roland and Maggie Ramey Hutchinson. Her husband, Fred Stuart, died in 1982. She was a retired cook with Lawrence County School System and a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 1 at Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by the Rev. Henry “Jake” McCoy and the Rev. Charles Wright. Burial was in Hutchinson Cemetery at Dennis. Additional survivors include a daughter, Katherine June Stuart of Modesto, CA; 5 sisters, Ruth Prince of Ennis, Emma Cooksey of Grayson, Virginia Vanhorn of Hillsboro, OH, Essie Brainard of Dayton, OH and Mary Dowling of Richwood, OH; a brother, Paul Hutchinson of Dennis and 2 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 4, 1992

STURGILL, Harry Proctor
1911-1992
Harry Proctor Sturgill, 80, of Martha, died Sunday, Nov 15 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Sturgill was born Dec 8, 1911 at Cains Creek, a son of the late George and Millie Boggs Sturgill. He worked in the oil fields. He funeral will be Wednesday, Nov 18 (today) at 2 at Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha with Rev. Howard Sturgill and Rev. Kennith Sturgill officiating. Burial will be in Sturgill family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ada Rose Maxie Sturgill; a daughter, Barbara Mullins of Springfield, OH; 2 sons, Harry John Sturgill and Allen Sturgill both of Martha and a brother, Gennis Sturgill of Blaine. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 18, 1992

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AILIFF, Boyd Jay
1916-1992
Boyd Jay Ailiff, 76, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Dec 17 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ailiff was born Nov 27, 1916 in Saltpetre, WV, a son of the late L. T. and Sadie Smith Ailiff. He was a member of Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1021 in Fort Gay and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 20 at Salt Petre Community Church. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Sadie Finley Ailiff; 3 daughters, Lana Prichard, of Louisa, Thelma Ratliff of Winchester, VA and Rhonda Damron of Fort Gay and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1992

BURGESS, Berl Ashby
1923-1992
Berl Ashby Burgess, 69, of Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 27 in his home. Mr. Burgess was born Jan 6, 1923 a son of Clyde E. and Augusta Preston Burgess. He was a retired agent for John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a veteran of World War II and a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral will be Wednesday, Dec 30 (today) at 11 at Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Tommy Meade. Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery. A military graveside service will be conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Augusta Burgess. Surviving are 2 sons, David Burgess of Camden, OH and Mark Burgess of route 2, Louisa; a brother, Robert W. Burgess of route 2, Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1992

CHILDERS, Richard
1925-1992
Sp5 (Ret) Richard Childers, 67, of Lawton, OK, died Monday Nov 23. Mr. Childers was born Mar 2, 1925 in Inez, KY. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wayne Childers. He retired from the Army in 1970 after 21 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a 32 degree Mason. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for his selfless contribution to the state of Kentucky. This honor was given to him by the Governor of Kentucky and is the highest honor a civilian in Kentucky can receive. Surviving are 3 sons, Richard D. Childers of Quinlan, TX, William T. Childers of Dardinelle, Ark., and Glen E. Childers of Colorado Springs, CO; 3 daughters, Bertha L. Porter of North Little Rock, Ark., Mary Ann Skaggs of Springdale, AZ and Teresa Lynn Edwards of Cedarville, AZ; a brother, Russell Childers, Louisa and 19 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1992

CHILES, James, Jr.
1924-1992
James Jr. Chiles, 68, of Lexington died Saturday at his home. Mr. Chiles was born August 19, 1924, in Springfield, OH, a son of the late James and Sarah Louise Chiles. He was a retired employee of General Motors' Norwood division, as Army veteran and a member of the Baptist church. The funeral will be conducted at Wednesday, Dec 30 (today) at 11 a.m. by Roy Fluty at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Price Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Lee Price Borders Chiles; two daughters, Regina Lineman of Eureka, CA and Tammie Chiles of  Cincinnati; two sons, Alvin Borders of Cincinnati and Delbert Borders of Lexington; a brother, Paul Chiles of Springfield; 3 sisters: Lanon Chiles, Pauline Chiles and Ruth Chiles all of Springfield, OH; 12 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1992

COOK, Earl
1924-1992
Earl Cook, 68, of Wayne, WV, died Sunday, Dec 13 at V. A. Medical Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Cook was born Mar 8, 1924 in Dry Creek, KY, a son of the late Dow and Anna Hall Cook. He was a retired postmaster and teacher. He was a member of Brushy Fork United Baptist Church, VFW services and WW II Navy and Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Dec 15 at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church with Elder Joseph Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Cook; 6 daughters: Dorothy Cox, Huntington, WV, Anna Holt, Louisa, Martha Steele, Blaine, Gladys Fields, Louisa, Betty Buckley, Louisa; Sarah Cook, Adams; 4 sons: Thomas Cook, Louisa, Timothy Cook and Joseph Cook both of Fort Gay, Paul Cook, Louisa; a sister: Ruth Stanley, Cincinnati, OH, a brother: Allen Cook, Louisa; 20 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1992

COX, Brent
1970-1992
Brent Andre Cox, 22 of Fort Gay, died Friday, Dec 18 in Humana Hospital in Louisa. He died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Cox was born Apr 29, 1970 in Lawton, OK, a son of the late Robert and Regenna Gale Thompson, Cox. He was a laborer at the Tolsia Lumber Company and a member of Smith Chapel church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 21 at Smith Chapel Church by the Rev. Charles Thompson and Rev. Noah Robertson. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sandra L. Cox, a son Alex Andre Cox at home; as stepson, Brandon Fraley of Prichard, 2 brothers, Joey Hayton of Fort Gay and Tony Johnson of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Joetta Hatfield and Sherry May both of Fort Gay and the maternal grandparents, Irma and Joe Hayton of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1992

DANIELS, Argentina (Bevins)
1929-1992
Argentina Bevins, Daniels, 63, of Webbville, died Friday, Dec 25 at her home. Mrs. Daniels was born Jul 5, 1929, in Woodstock, OH, a daughter of the late Farris and Laura Bevins. She was a member of the Webb Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 28 at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Noah Wilks and the Rev. David Henderson. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Sandra Kay Dhell of Columbus, OH, Linda Sue Daniels and Donna Jean Wiley both of Webbville, and Anita Lavonne Daniels of Louisa; 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1992

DAVIS, Okie (Young)
1904-1992
Okie Young Davis, 88, of Lomansville, died Sunday, Dec 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland. Mrs. Davis was born Nov 11, 1904 at Ulysses, a daughter of Marion and Elizabeth Chandler Young. She was a member of Walnut Grove Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Dec 16 (today) at 12 at Walnut Grove Church with Rev. Harold Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Moore-Young Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Opal M.Kadel and Betty Jean Crana, both of Naples, FL, Barbara Cundiff, Helen Rose Schmid, and Patsy Sue Black, all of Columbus, OH; 3 sons, Marion Curtis Davis of Springfield, OH, Scofield Davis of Lowmansville and Willis Wray Davis of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1992

GREENE, Beatrice (Berry)
1914-1992
Beatrice Greene, 78, of Delaware, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 2 in Delaware. Mrs. Greene was born Jan 15,1 914 at Cordell, a daughter of the late Arthur and Cora Thompson Berry. She was a member of the First Church of God in Delaware. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 4 at Bennett Brown Funeral home in Delaware. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 3 sons, Donald Greene from Nevada, Harold Greene of Delaware and Dwight Greene of Ostrander; 8 daughters, Carol Martindale and Terri Hall both of Maryville, Phyllis Tannert of Ravenna, Luretta Cox of McARthur, Janan Barr of Delaware, Mary Hawkins of Wichita, KS, Patricia Miller of Ocala, FL and Joan Greene of McPherson, KS; 4 brothers, Delmar Berry of Sarasota, FL, Ray Berry of Smithville, TN, and Randy Berry and Arthur Berry both of Delaware; 5 sisters, Pamela Ainworth of Sun City, AZ, Dolly Vasta of Chapel Hill, NC, Jean Creasy and Bonnie Steck both of Delaware and Joy Ann Hill of Columbus; 39 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1992

HATFIELD, Audrey F. (Ball)
1945-1992
Audrey F. Hatfield, 47, of Springfield, OH, died Wednesday Dec 2 at her residence. Mrs. Hatfield was born Sep 2, 1945 in Louisa, a daughter of Hirmie and Fannie Mullins Ball. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Roscoe Allen and a sister. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 4 at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home by the Rev. William Webb. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, Archie K. Hatfield; 3 daughters, Alta Woolum, Lisa Allen and Faye Allen, all of Springfield, OH; 2 brothers, Hiram and Henderson Ball of Springfield; 6 sisters, Marie Bean, Sally Ginn, Shirley Justice, all of Springfield, OH, Kathryn Queen, Della Mae Sandy, both of Kentucky and Jessie Riddle of Florida; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big sandy News, Dec 9, 1992

HUGHES, Beckham
1900-1992
Beckham Hughes, 92, of Ulysses, died Sunday, Dec 13 in Oakmont Manor. Mr. Hughes was born Jul 27, 1900 in Osie, a son of John and Mary Alice Robinson Hughes. He was a farmer and a member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Dec 16 (today) at 3 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. James Bevins officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a daughter in law, Gay Hughes of Ulysses and 3 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1992

JOHNSON, Jimmy Ed
1938-1992
Jimmy Ed Johnson, 54, of route 2 Catlettsburg, died Saturday Nov 28 at Chapel Hill, NC. Mr. Johnson was born Jan 21, 1938 in Lawrence County, KY. He was the son of Benny and Freda Burchett Johnson of Ray Williams Villa in Louisa. He was a heavy equipment operator for Ashland Coal company and attended Bradley Gap Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 1 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Yatesville. Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his wife, Janice Hensley Vance Johnson; 2 sons, Jimmy Lee Johnson of Louisa and John Vance of Chapel Hill, NC; 2 daughters, Leslie Ann Wellman and Michelle Johnson, both of Louisa; 5 sisters, Flora Wondolowski Burchette, Sharon Adkins, Betty Ann Queen, Sandy Fannin and Susie Peterman all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Bennie Joe Johnson of Ashland and Steven Todd Johnson of Louisa; and one granddaughter, Asia Lee Loney of route 1, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1992

JORDAN, Minuard
1911-1992
Minuard Jordan, 81, of Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 5 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Jordan was born Oct 18, 1911 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Robert L. and Alafair Young Jordan. His wife, Josephine McKenzie died in 1989. He was retired from Rockwell International and was a member of Del Ray Road Church of Christ in Christian Union in Columbus, OH. The funeral was Tuesday, Dec 8 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Daniel Parker. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Frances Prince of Adams and Carolyn Swicha??? Of Waldo, OH; 4 sons, Horrison Jordon of Grants, NM, Joseph Jordan of Logan, OH, Paul Jordan of Cincinnati, OH and Beryl Jordan of Moberly, MO; 9 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Leo Jordan and Clyde Jordan, both of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Shellie Jordan of Louisa, Delphia Meadows and Ruie Vance both of Columbus, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1992

LEEDY, Mollie (Robinson)
1907-1992
Mollie Robinson Leedy, 85, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Dec 26 following an extended illness. Mrs. Leedy was born Mar 2, 1907, in Pikeville, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Eddington Robinson. She was a member of Little Ethel United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 29 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Ivan Butcher and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Walter Leedy, Columbus; 3 daughters: Mrs. Bessie Huff, Naples, KY, Mrs. Pearl Ruth Martin, and Mrs. Christine Preston both of Columbus; a son: William Jackson Leedy, Columbus; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; a brother: Paris Robinson, Salt Lake City, UT; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1992

PERKINS, Lee
1904-1992
Lee Perkins, 88 of Greenup, formerly of Dry Fork, died Tuesday, Dec 1 in Greenup. Mr. Perkins was born May 13, 1904 in Webbville, a son of the late Henry and Sidney Hicks Perkins. His first wife, Alafair Daniels died in 1978. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was Friday, Dec 4 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. John Little. Burial was in Perkins cemetery at Dry Fork. Surviving are his wife, Frances Perkins, 6 daughters, Pearl Chaffins and Dortha Fair Kelly, both of Webbville, Sidney Kay Perkins of Grayson, Velma Jeanette Young of Arch Creek, Nellie Maye Ferguson of Lockbourne, OH and Ines Ella Fay Boggs of Flatwoods, 2 sons, Willie Otis Perkins of Grayson and Lawrence Lee Perkins of Louisa, a sister, Katherine Midkiff of Huntington; 4 half brothers, Eugene Perkins, Milton Perkins, Henry Perkins and Elmer Perkins, all of Flatwoods; 37 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1992

PRESTON, Gladys (Radford)
1903-1992
Gladys Radford Preston, 89, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 19 in Humana Hospital. Mrs. Preston was born Jan 1, 1903 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Lawson Radford. He was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist church and the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Jay F. Preston, 4 stepdaughters: Helen Pack, Pataskala, OH, Christine Caudill, Catlettsburg, KY, Jean Isaac, Louisa, Glenda O’Neal, Lexington, KY; 5 stepsons: Gerald Preston, Mechanicsburg, OH, John B. Preston, and Stanley Preston both of Columbus, Jack W. Preston, Waynesville, OH, Dow W. Preston, Dayton, OH; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1992

RATLIFF, Burnard
1936-1992
Burnard Ratliff, 56, of route 3, Louisa, died Monday, Dec 14 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ratliff was born Aug 18, 1936 in Patrick, KY a son of Gracie Maynard Ratliff and the late Bascom Ratliff. He was a retired contractor and a member of Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 17 at Zion United Baptist Church, Milo, KY at 11 with Elders Charles O. Adkins, Basil Napier and James Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Ratliff cemetery at Jobe, KY. Additional survivors include his wife, Alice Ratliff; a daughter: Cheryl Marie Ratliff at home, 3 sons: Robert Ratliff, Lancaster, KY, John D. Ratliff, U. S. Air Force, Florida, Dwayne Joseph Ratliff, at home; 2 sisters: Julia K. Ratliff, and Olga Mae Sorenson both of Columbus, OH; 6 brothers: Burlin Ratliff, Wolf Creek, KY, Roy Ratliff, Matewan, WV, Donald Lee Ratliff, Jobe, KY, Darrell Ratliff, Louisa, Lonnie Ratliff, Jobe, Larry Ratliff, Columbus, and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 16, 1992

ROBERTSON, John
1913-1992
John Robertson, 78, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Dec 21 following an extended illness. Mr. Robertson was born Jan 13, 1913 in Paddle Creek, WV, a son of the late Cal and Rebecca Robertson. He was a disabled laborer. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 23 (today) at 11:30 at his home by Rev. Charles Thompson and Rev. Kenneth Bailey. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Opal Laredo Robertson of Fort Gay; 6 daughters, June Copley, Brenda Sartin, Debbie Robertson, all of Fort Gay, Phyllis Spurlock at home, Donna George of Louisa, and Bonnie Sue Vance of Van Lear, KY; 6 sons, Ronald Robertson, Freddie Robertson, Noah Robertson all of Fort Gay, Larry Dale Robertson at home, Virgil Robertson, at home and Johnnie Ray Robertson, Louisa; a brother: Boyd Robertson, Fort Gay; 35 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1992

SCHOMBECK, Alice P. (Crabtree)
Alice P. Crabtree Schombeck, 74, of Fairhaven, Mass., died Wednesday, Dec 16 at New England Medical Center. Mrs. Schombeck was born in Louisa, the daughter of the late Elmer and Nellie Thornhill Crabtree. She was formerly employed by Fairhaven Hardware as a cashier and an active Docent-Volunteer of New Bedford Whaling Museum. She had been President and officer of St. Mary’s Golden Agers and the Sconticut Neck Golden Agers. She also was a Worthy Matron of the Gifford Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 21 at the Sunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. Surviving are her husband, Gerhard Schombeck; 2 brothers, Fred Smith Crabtree of New Bedford and Millard Jack Crabtree of Charleston, WV; 3 sisters, Kay Crabtree Moore of Dayton, OH, Juanita Conn of Franklin Furnace, OH and Michelle Price of Chicago, IL. Big Sandy News, Dec 23, 1992

THOMPSON, Arnold
1929-1992
Arnold L. Thompson, 63, of Cordell, died Wednesday, Dec 23 in Humana Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 7, 1929 in Louisa, a son of the late John and Ethel Pack Thompson. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 28 at the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Randall Martin. Burial was in Thompson family cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Laura White and Betty Mallery, both of Orlando, FL and Nancy Rollins of Clearwater, FL; 4 brothers, Lewis Thompson and Fred Thompson, both of Cordell, Robert Thompson of Grayson and Frank Thompson of Fostoria, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 30, 1992

THOMPSON, James Anthony
1975-1992
James Anthony Thompson, 17, of Cherryville died Thursday, Dec 3. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 6, 1975, a son of Frank and Virginia Pridemore Thompson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Thompson. He was a senior at Lawrence County High School. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 6 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Additional survivors include 2 brothers, Frank Thompson and David Lynn Thompson both at home, and maternal grandmother, Lucille Pridemore of route 2, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9,1992

WALTERS, Dennis Wayne
1960-1992
Dennis Wayne Walters, 32, of Reidsville, NC, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 2 in Reidsville of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Walters was born Mar 25, 1960 in Ashland, a son of Dennis Maxwell and Martha Meek Walters of Catlettsburg. He was a line operator with Stockhausen Inc in Greensboro, NC and was a member of Catlettsburg Church of God. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 5 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Vance. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Jerrilynn Rust Walters; a son, Kyle Maxwell Walters, Reidsville, NC, 3 daughters: Judith Kate Walters, Reidsville, NC, Candace Lynn Walters, and Bethney Walters both of Flatwoods, KY; a brother: Matthew Walters, Catlettsburg, KY, a sister: Lisa Gay Walters, Greenville, SC; paternal grandparents: Frank and Virginia Walters, Catlettsburg; maternal grandmother: Neva Meek, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 9, 1992

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