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BLANKENSHIP, Shelby
1908-1993
Shelby Blankenship, 84, of Boyd County, formerly of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, Jan 19 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Blankenship was born Feb 29, 1908 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Willie and Genoa Large Crabtree Blankenship. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 21 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. L. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery at Sand Branch. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Berry Blankenship of Catlettsburg; 4 daughters, Maxine Salyers of Louisa, Shelby McGlone of Kenova, WV, Joy Calhoun of Ashland and Dorothy Calhoun of Catlettsburg, 2 sons, Jim Blankenship of Chesapeake, OH and bill Blankenship of Catlettsburg; 3 brothers, Russell Crabtree, Clyde Crabtree and Jay Crabtree all of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Ruth Williams of Catlettsburg, Ceclia McComas of North Carolina and Edna Crabtree of Columbus, OH; 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 20, 1993

BOWEN, Jessie Lee
1957-1993
Jessie Lee Bowen, 35, of route 5, Louisa, died Friday, Jan 1 following an extended illness. Mr. Bowen was born Jun 9, 1957 in Jobe, KY, a son of Madgalene Fitch Bowen and the late Noah Bowen. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 2 at Vineyard United Baptist Church with Elders Bromley Marcum, Howard Haney and Doc Maynard. Burial was in Goble Cemetery. Additional survivors are his wife, Debra Ann Bowen; 2 sons, Mark Bowen and Nathan Bowen, both at home; 2 brothers, Noah Bowen and Phillip Bowen both of Jobe, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1993

CAIN, Samantha Pauline
Samantha Pauline Cain, infant daughter of Mark Lawton and Elizabeth Ann Blevins Cain died Friday, Jan 15 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Graveside services were conducted Friday Jan 15 in the Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ashby Dick officiating. Surviving in addition to her parents; a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Cain at home; paternal grandparents, Tommy and Edna Cain of Sumter, SC; maternal grandparents, Willie and Pauline Blevins of Louisa.  Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

CORDLE, Ines Marie (Jordan)
1907-1993
Ines Marie Jordan Cordle, 85, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday Jan 4 following an extended illness. Mrs. Cordle was born Dec 28, 1907 in Cordell, a daughter of the late Laban and Nura Morris Jordan. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, James E. Cordle and Ogley Junior Cordle. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 6 (today) at Young Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Elders Clarence Mathis and Billy Howard. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Jesse E. Cordle; a daughter: Grace Jean Barton, route 2, Louisa, a son: Robert J. Cordle, Blaine; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; preceded in death by 2 sons: James E. Cordle and Ozley Junior Cordle of Columbus, OH.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1993

CREECH, Lovena (Boggs)
1919-1993
Lovena Creech Boggs, 73, of Blaine, died January 12 at her home. Mrs. Boggs was born February 13, 1919, the daughter of the late Henry Creech and Vocia Triplett. She was a retired office clerk for Ashland Exploration Company. The funeral was Friday, January 15 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Mike Roberts and Buck West officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Raymond Boggs; and one sister, Vesta Creech Blevins of Blaine Trace, Webbville, several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

DOWDY, Fred
1906-1993
Fred Dowdy, 86, of Canal Winchester, formerly of Rush, KY, died Thursday, Jan 21 at his home. Mr. Dowdy was born Aug 28, 1906, in Rush, a son of the late William and Nancy Large Dowdy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Argie Dowdy. He was a retired farmer and employee with the Kentucky State Highway Department and a member of Coalton Kentucky Community Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 23 at Lithopolis United Methodist Church by the Rev. Larry Brown. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester, Surviving are 2 daughters, Alice Fox of Lithopolis and Freda Castle of Wyoming; 6 sons, Troy Dowdy and Charles Dowdy both of Columbus, Henry Dowdy of Kentucky, Fred Dowdy, Jr. of Florida, Donald Dowdy of Canal Winchester and Arnold Dowdy of Hilliard; 30 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1993

FANNIN, Raymond
1927-1993
Raymond Fannin, 65, of 318 Riverside Dr., in Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Jan 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Fannin was born Feb 10, 1927 at Louisa, the son fo the late John and Minnie Fields Fannin. He was retired from the Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., as a chief mechanic, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Community Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 9 in the Community Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg with the Rev. Raymond Snyder officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY. Surviving are his wife, Opal Branham Fannin, a daughter, Glenna Combs of Prestonsburg; 2 brothers, Paul Fannin of Louisa and Luther Edward Fannin of Xenia, OH; a sister, Virginia Fannin of Louisa and one grandson. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

FITZPATRICK, Dixie (Branham)
1919-1993
Dixie Fitzpatrick, 73, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Clifford, died Tuesday, Jan 19 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born Mar 3, 1919 in Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Elisha and Rissie Roberts Branham. She was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 20 (today) at 1 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Cemetery at route 5, Louisa with Elder John Goble and Rev. Roy Fluty officiating. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Endicott of route 5, Louisa, 6 sons, Raymond Fitzpatrick, Delbert Fitzpatrick and David Fitzpatrick all of Clifford, Dwight Fitzpatrick of Purdue, IN, Burgess Fitzpatrick of Illinois; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

GAMBILL, Charles Franklin
1898-1993
Charles Franklin Gambill, of Russell, formerly of Blaine, died Wednesday, Jan 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Gambill was born Aug 25, 1898 in Blaine, a son of the late Dr. H. H. and Lida Swetnam Gambill. He lived in Blaine until moving to Russell in 1990. He was president of the bank of Blaine from 1944 to 1964 and was a director of the bank for 30 years. He was a direct descendant of Neri Swetnam, one of the first settlers of the Blaine Valley, who came to the area in 1804. He was also an elder, deacon and organist at the Blaine Christian Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, 70 year member  and Past Master of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge F & AM 606 in Blaine, member of commandery 28 Knights Templar, El Hasa Shrine, a 65 year member and Past Worthy Patron of Blaine Chapter 202 of the Order of the Eastern Star. He attended Richmond Normal School and Louisville Conservatory of Music. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 16 at Blaine Christian Church by the Rev. Robert L. Bradley, following Masonic Services. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Surviving are a sister, Louise Stinson of Bradenton, FL, several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

GRAHAM, Billy
1907-1993
Billy Graham, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 22. Mr. Graham was born Apr 10, 1907 , a son of the late Van E. and Sally Walters Graham. He was a retired farmer and pipe fitter with Ashland Local 248, a member of Pipe Fitters Local 248, Ashland and a member of Freewill Baptist Faith Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 25 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 2 sons, Martin Graham of Mt. Hope, WV, James E Graham of Greenup; a daughter, Mary Ellen Grubb of Columbus, OH; 4 step sons, George Farris and Charles Farris both of Louisa, Calvin Farris of Johnstown, OH and Robert Farris of Hendersonville, TN; 6 step daughters, Carol Kitts of Fort Gay, Helen Miller, Wilma Linger, Eva Linger, all of Johnstown, OH, Shirley Simpson of Williamstown, SC and Alma Gussler of Louisa; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1993

MAY, Zumer (Jewell)
1917-1992
Zumer M. May, 75, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 15 at her home. Mrs. May was born May 27, 1917 in McCarr, a daughter of the late Edgar Allen and Alafair McClanahan Jewell. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 18 at the Fort Gay Church of God by the Rev. James Ferguson. Burial was in Anderson Hatfield Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Maxine Akers and Glendine Folden, both of Columbus, OH, Madline Baldwin of Louisville and Barbara Kay May of Louisa; 2 sons, Willard Allen May of Louisa and Richard May of Fort Gay, WV; a brother, Allen Jewell of Phoenix, AZ, a half brother, Paul Jewell of Proctorville, OH, a half sister, Josephine Fannin of Yuma, AZ; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

MAYNARD, Maxwell S.
1922-1993
Rev. Maxwell S. Maynard, 70, of route 2, Fort gay, died Tuesday, Jan 12 following an extended illness. Mr. Maynard was born Sep 29, 1922 in Lost Creek, WV, a son of the late McKinley and Lexie Frazier Maynard. He was a member and former Pastor of Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church and World War II Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 14 at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Ratcliffe officiating. Burial will be in Maynard-Frazier Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Armilda "Ida" Maynard, a daughter, Karen Trogdlon, route 2, Fort Gay, a son: Maxwell Maynard, Jr., Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Minerva Little, route 2 Fort Gay, Tamyra Meddings, Crum, WV; 2 brothers: Darrell Maynard, route 2, Fort Gay, Charles Maynard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

RATLIFF, Kenneth Reno
1913-1993
Kenneth Reno Ratliff, 79, of Route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Jan 11 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Ratliff was born Mar 30, 1913 I Fort Gay, a son of Thomas and Mary Crabtree Ratliff. He was a member of First Baptist Church Fort Gay and AF & AM Vinson Lodge 66. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Jan 13 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home “Chapel with Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Lee Robinette officiating. Burial will be in Ratliff Cemetery at Bromley Ridge. Surviving are his wife, Lotus Hampton Ratliff, route 1, Fort Gay, a sister, Imogene B. Sword, route 1, Fort Gay, a brother, Ronald G. Ratliff , Lake Wales, FL and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

SALYERS, Otchel
1921-1993
Otchel Salyers, 71, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 9 in VA Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Salyers was born Oct 12, 1921 in Franks Creek, a son of the late Roscoe and Nora McKenzie Salyers. He was a member of American Legion and an Army veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 12 at Myrtle Chapel Church with Rev. James Hayes and Darrell Priode officiating. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Madge C. Salyers of route 4, Louisa, 3 brothers, Charles Salyers of Bluefield, WV, Troy Salyers and Orville Salyers, Jr. both of route 4, Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

WARD, Robert Lee Thomas
1937-1992
Robert Lee Thomas Ward, 55, of Mount Airy, NC, died Monday, Dec 28 in Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ward was born Jun 21, 1937 in Lawrence County, a son of Rev. Robert Martin and Eva Wolf Ward. He was a tax preparer and instrumental in both public and private Christian Education, having been the founder of the Blue Ridge Bible College and was the Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 31 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Skyline Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Betty Wood Ward, 2 daughters, Lina J. Ward at home, and Karen Tate of Mount Airy, NC; 2 sons,  Michael L. Ward, at home and Robert Martin (Bob) Ward II, of Mount Airy, NC; a brother, David C. Ward of Greensboro and a nephew, Alan S. Ward of Trinity. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

VIERS, David R.
David R. Viers, 46, of Columbus, OH died Wednesday, Jan 13 at his home. He was a member of the Worthington United Methodist church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 17 at Worthington United Methodist Church with Rev. William E. Croy, Jr. and Rev. Loran Miracle officiating. Surviving are his wife, Pamela Holt Viers, a son Damon Viers of Columbus, OH, a daughter, Paige Viers of Columbus, OH; parents Marion and May Viers of Delaware, OH; a sister, Candace Hartzler of Galena; 4 brothers, Allan Viers of Sumter, SC, Philip Viers of Garlena, OH, Tom Viers of Delaware, OH, and Michael Viers of Phoenix, AZ, several nieces and nephews. He was the son in law of Mae Holt and brother in law of Patricia A. Holt both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1993

WEBB, Carlos Hubert
Carlos Hubert Webb, Sr., 61, of Evergreen, died Monday, Jan 18 at his home after a long illness. Mr. Webb was born in Glenwood, KY, a son of Raymond C. and Thelma Lunsford Webb. He was a graduate of the Timmonsville High School, served in the U. S. Marine Corps for 9 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He waas employed in sales with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 26 years in Florence and Sumter, a member of the Hardshell Baptist Church in Webbville and also a member of the Florence VFW Post No. 3181, the Kentucky Colonels, and the U. S. Marine Corps League. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jan 20 in Cain Funeral Home Chapel. Burial wa sin Florence National Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Raines Webb of Evergreen; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Webb of Evergreen; a daughter, Donna Webb Trogdon of Evergreen; a son, Carlos H. Webb, Jr., of Evergreen; 2 brothers, L. D. Webb of Louisa and Raymond C. Webb, Jr., of Evergreen; 4 sisters, Clara Webb Revell of Florence, Glenna Jean Webb McCaskey of Boone, NC, Betty Webb Harrellson and Roberts Webb Allen, both of Evergreen. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1993

WILLIAMS, Danny Lee
1938-1993
Danny Lee Williams, 54, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 8 at his home. Mr. Williams was born Jul 5, 1938 in Portsmouth, OH, a son of the late Milburn Bryson and Leona Cooks Williams. He was a heating and cooling equipment repairman and a Vietnam War Veteran. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Jan 10 at the Frazier Cemetery by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Prince Williams; 2 sisters, Nina Monovan of Portsmouth and Jane Mosley of Corpus Christi, TX. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1993

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BYERLY, Janice (Blessing)
1939-1993
Janice Blessing Byerly, 53, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Feb 5 at University Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness. Mrs. Byerly was born Nov 13, 1939 in Lawrence County, KY. She was a retired employee of Ohio State University. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 8 at Rutherford Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Johnstown, OH. Surviving are her husband, Larry C. Byerly of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Valerie Wolfe of Columbus; mother, Estella Blessing of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Dottie (Vargo) Castle of Ulysses and Phyllis Novielli of Reynoldsburg, OH, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1993

CARTER, Otis Leo
1923-1993
Otis Leo carter, 69, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Feb 21. Mr. Carter was born Jul 13, 1923, in Busseyville, KY, a son of Thomas Painter and Laura Ellen Bradley Carter. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 24 (today) at 2 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Gertrude Hammond of Louisa; a brother, Randall Carter of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1993

DANIELS, Roy
1908-1993
Roy Daniels, 84, of route 1, Louisa, died Friday, Feb 12 at home. Mr. Daniels was born May 23, 1908 in Norris, KY, a son of the late Asbury and Rachel Pack Daniels. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Doris Ann Primavera. He was retired from Bordens, Inc. of Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 15 at Young Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mexie Miller Daniels, of route 1, Louisa, a nephew, Glenn Castle of Circleville, OH and 4 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17,1 993

FINLEY, Sharon (Preston)
1946-1993
Sharon K. Finley, 46, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Jan 29 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV.  Mrs. Finley was born Nov 12, 1946, in Louisa, a daughter of Auxier Preston of Fort Gay and the late Mildred Borders Preston. She was a member of the Saltpetre Community Church.  The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Saltpetre Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Wilmer Napier.  Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Also surviving are her husband, Paul E. Finley; two sons, Brian Finley of Louisa and Brad Finley of Fort Gay; a sister, Genevieve Burns of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1993

GUSSLER, Loraine
1930-1993
Loraine Gussler, 62, of Adams, died Wednesday, Feb 3 at her home. Mrs. Gussler was born Nov 4, 1930 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Freelan and Ugie Wellman Gussler. She was a self employed health care worker and a member of the Full Gospel Holiness Church in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 6, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Frazier, Rev. Chuck Blair, and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a son: Eddie Gene Gussler, Tennessee, 2 sisters: Mrs. Ruth Carter, Adams, KY, Mrs. Mary Salyer, Route 4, Louisa, 3 brothers: Richard Gussler, Louisa, Ray Gussler, Columbus, OH, Don Gussler, Louisa; 2 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1993

JOHNSON, Earnest Russell
1947-1993
Earnest Russell Johnson, 45, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Feb 21 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born Mar 18, 147 in Webb, WV, a son of Virginia Crum Johnson of Fort Gay and the late Mack Johnson. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 23 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Bill Hayton. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery at Webb, WV. Additional survivors include a daughter, Kathy Maynard  of Kenova, WV, 2 sons, Robert Johnson of Kenova, WV and Earnest Russell Johnson, Jr. of Prichard, WV and a sister, Wanda Castle of Rittman, OH; and one granddaughter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1993

KIDD, Harry Ronald
1923-1993
Harry Ronald Kidd, 69, of Blaine, died Saturday, Feb 6 at VA Medical Center. Mr. Kidd was born Jun 3, 1923 in Lawrence County, a son of Hughie and Bertha Edwards Kidd. He was a retired custodian form Trotwood, OH School System and a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 9 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Bill William Cemetery at Blaine. Military service was conducted by VFW Post 6103 and Post 89 of American Legion. Surviving are wife, Sandra Kidd, 3 daughters: Caroline Wanda Howard, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Freda Faye Schoen, Lewisburg, OH, Gail Parks, Eaton, OH; step daughter: Christine Marie Perkins, Blaine; 4 sons: James Hager Kidd, Carlisle, OH, Leonard H. Kidd, Vandalia, OH, Claude Eugene Kidd, Trotwood, OH, Veston Ray Kidd, Lewisburg, OH; a step son: Shirrell Dean Creech, Lewisburg, OH; 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 niece. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1993

LEMASTER, Joe Russell
1932-1993
Joe Russell Lemaster, 60, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 16 in St. Ann’s Hospital at Columbus. Mr. Lemaster was born Jul 23, 1932 at Louisa, a son of Elizabeth Perry Frazier of Columbus and the late Charles C. Lemaster, Sr. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Additional survivors include several children, 2 sisters, Juanita Berry of Ludington, MI and Doris DeBord of Columbus; and a brother, Fred Lemaster Sr., of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1993

LYONS, Opal (Bowen)
1932-1993
Opal Lyons, 60, of Greenlake Drive, died Saturday Jan 23 at Greene Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Lyons was born May 7, 1932, in Lawrence County, KY, the daughter of Elgie and Elizabeth Hammond Bowen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley and a sister, Laura Belle. She attended Lake Street Church of
God in Xenia and Bysville Baptist Church in Dayton. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jan 27 at Powers Funeral Home in Jamestown. Burial was in Bowersville Cemetery. Surviving are 7 children: Loretta Frank of Xenia, Barbara Klob of Jupiter, FL, Bonnie Rix and her husband, Blane, of Springfield, Brenda Wallace and her husband, Randy of Centerville, Teresa Forinash and her husband, Joe, and Betty Bowen and her husband, Stanley of Xenia; and William Stevens and his wife, Charlotte of Dayton; 17 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, John Bowen of Xenia and Homer Bowen of route 5, Louisa; and 2 sisters, Sena Hale of route 1, Louisa and Nola Skaggs of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1993

MARCUM, Ella (Sparks)
1910-1993
Ella Marcum, 82, of Birmingham, AL, died Sunday, Feb 7 following an extended illness. Mrs. Marcum was born Dec 7,1 910 at Clifford, a daughter of the late W. M. and Elizabeth Sammons Sparks. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Feb 10 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. W. H. Compton. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving are 2 sons: Robert Marcum, Lewiston, Maine, Bill Jim Marcum, Birmingham, AL; a sister: Maude Crum Jordan, Delbarton, WV; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1993

MAY, Wanda (Miles)
1911-1993
Wanda May, 81, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 16 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. May was born Aug 28, 1911 in Blaine, a daughter of the late Levi and Louella Hubbard Miles. Her husband, Nolen May, died in 1987. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 19 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. bob Brooks. Burial was in Sanders Cemetery in Blaine. Surviving are a son, Edd M. Barnette of Louisa; 2 sisters, Madge Polonori of Downey, Ca and Beatrice Lycan of Huntington, WV; 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1993

MAYNARD, Garnet (Hammond)
1927-1993
Garnet Maynard, 65, of Louisa, died Friday, at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Maynard was born Apr 20, 1927 in Lawrence County a daughter of the late Grady and Cosby James Hammond. Her husband, Alex Dan Maynard, preceded her in death in 1976. She was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 1 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Jimmy Maynard. Burial was in Hammond family cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters: Patsy Ratliff , route 5, Louisa and Cathy Bradley, route 4, Louisa; 3 sons: Charles P. Maynard and Danny Maynard, both of route 4, Louisa; Ken Maynard, Hager Hill, KY; 2 sisters: Royetta Maynard and Wanda Jean Cox both of route 5, Louisa, 6 brothers: Charles (Bub) Hammond, Jack Hammond both of route 5, Louisa; Earl Lee Hammond, Little Rock, AR; Lonnie Ray Hammond, Indiana, Roger Hammond, Louisa, Johnny Hammond, Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1993

PERRY, Ballard J.
Ballard J.  Perry of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jan 27 at his home. He was a retired conductor for the N & W Railroad and a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge 048 in Portsmouth, OH. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Irene Evans Perry; a son, Bill Perry of Dixon, MO and 5 grandchildren. Young
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1993

PIGG, Lawrence
1931-1993
Lawrence Pigg, 61, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Pigg was born Sep 10, 1931 at Hellier, KY, a son of the late Ben and Vennie Kilgore Pigg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Pigg, Jr. He was a member of the Yatesville Community Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 17 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Ernest J. Bevins. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Vonda Pigg of route 1, Louisa; 2 daughters, Connie Bentley of rout 1, Louisa and Cathy Cook of Lewis County, KY; 4 sons, Kenneth Pigg and Phillip Pigg both of Ypsilanti, MI, Michael Pigg of route 1, Louisa and Bill Pigg of Louisa; 4 sisters, Irene Young of Columbus, OH, Garnet Mallon of Cincinnati, OH, Shirley Hickman of Richmond, VA, Thelma Harderty of Michigan; 5 brothers, Paul Pigg and Charlie Pigg both of Columbus, OH, Everett Pigg of Dayton, OH, Clyde Pigg of Ohio, and Garfield Pigg of Louisa; and 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1993

PRIODE, Irene (Damron)
1909-1993
Irene Damron Priode, 83, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 12 in Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mrs. Priode was born Aug 26, 1909 in Clifford, a daughter of the late John and Sally Fitzpatrick Damron. Her husband, Garfield N. Priode, preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 14 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a brother, John E. Damron, Sr., of Turkey Creek; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1993

RAMEY, Robert J.
1930-1993
Robert (Bob) J. Ramey, 62, of Ashville, died Monday, Feb 15 at his residence. Mr. Ramey was born Aug 11, 1930 in Louisa, the son of Otto and Wavia Shannon Ramey. He was founder of Ramey R.V. Service member of Heber Lodge #501 F & AM and Heber Chapter 62 OES. He was Past President and Vice President of Rolling Buckeyes. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 18 at Oliver Funeral Home, Ashville, OH by Rev. Timothy Huffman. Burial was in Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, OH. A Masonic service was held Wednesday, Feb 17. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Ramey of Ashville; a daughter, Debbie Maxie of Oak Ridge, TN, 3 sons, James Ramey and Mike Ramey both of Ashville; Daniel Ramey of Lockbourne; a sister, Marie Hutchinson of Galloway; 6 half brothers, 2 half sisters, 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1993

RICE, George R. Sr.
1923-1993
George R. Rice, Sr., 69, of Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods, died Monday, Feb 8 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Rice was born Mar 4, 1923 in Boyd County, a son of the late George Roy and Myrtle Marie France Rice. His wife, Freda Ellen Woody Rice died in 1988. He was a retired conductor with the Huntington Division of C & O Railroad and secretary/treasurer of Rice and Son Auto Repair in Huntington. He was a member of United Transportation Local No. 1389 in Russell and was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 11 at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by the Rev. Bill Oakes. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Surviving are 2 sons, Wesley Cope of Flatwoods and George R. Rice, Jr., of Worthington; 5 daughters, Glenda Harlen and Regina Clark, both of Flatwoods, Rita Mecca of Ashland, Judith Hooser of Prichard, WV and Dari Lanham of Raceland; a brother, Herb Rice of Louisa; a sister, Georgetta Grantham of Pine Mountain Valley, GA; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 17,1 993

TRESTON, Maxine
Maxine Treston, 79, of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, died Tuesday, Jan 26 at the Center. She lived here for several years. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 30 at 11 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Julian Hammonds officiating. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1993

WALLIN, Charles H.
1938-1993
Charles H. Wallin, 54, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 7 at Humana Hospital-Louisa. Mr. Wallin was born Mar 27, 1938 in Keaton, KY, a son of Edgar and Liddie Mae Ferguson Wallin of route 4, Louisa. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and an Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 10 (today) at 11 at Fallsburg Tabernacle Church by Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Rick Cordle. Burial will be in Harmon  Cemetery at route 4, Louisa, Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Linda Carol Wallin; 2 sons: Charles Gregory Wallin, Atlanta, GA, Stephen Randall Wallin, route 4, Louisa, a brother: Edgar Ray Wallin, route 4, Louisa. Young Funeral Home  is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1993

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MARCH

ALEXANDER, Shirley (Bradley)
1916-1993
Shirley Bradley Alexander, 77, 1101 Stella Drive, Ashland, died Tuesday, Mar 16 at King’s Daughters;’ Medical Center. Mrs. Alexander was born Feb 1, 1916 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Landon and Gypsy Burchett Bradley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Leo Alexander in 1977. She was a member of Rush Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Summit Homemakers Club. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 20 at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Brown. Burial was in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ann Burnette of Ashland and Nancy Chalmers of North Ringstown, RI; a son, Curtis J. Alexander of Patriot, OH; a sister, Jett Trador of Kenova, WV and a brother, Vincent Bradley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1993

BERRY, Bascom Oliver
1917-1993
Bascom Oliver Berry, 76, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Mar 24 in Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Berry was born Jan 13, 1917, a son of Cora Adams. He was retired from Timken Roller Bearings, Inc. in Columbus, OH. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Mar 27 in Cyrus Cemetery in Louisa. Military graveside rites were conducted by members of the W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Martin Berry of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Dorothy Ann John Fairchild of Westerville, OH and Brenda Sue James Bond of Gahanna, OH; 2 brothers, William Berry of Delaware, OH and Leon Adams of Little Rock, Ark., and 4 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1993

BLACKBURN, Clifford
1923-1993
Clifford Blackburn, 69, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 3 at his residence. Mr. Blackburn was born Nov 27, 1923 in Martin County, a son of the late Dewey and Rebecca Moore Blackburn. He was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church and a disabled coal miner for Island Creek. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 6 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Blackburn of Louisa; 2 sons, James Edward Blackburn of Paintsville, Stevie Lee Blackburn and Sidney Lou Blackburn, both of Louisa; 2 daughters, Mary Elizabeth Whitaker of Paintsville and Cynthia Sue Caudill of Louisa; 2 brothers, Burgess Blackburn of Louisa and Hywthia Blackburn of New York; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

BOOTH, G. Karen (Nix)
1942-1993
G. Karen Booth, 50, of Richmond, IN, died Sunday, ar 28 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. Mrs. Booth was born Dec 25, 1942 in Chillicothe, OH, a daughter of James V. and Mary Jeanette McGee Nix of Kettering, OH. She was preceded in death by a son, Scott B. Booth. She was employed as an Automotive Controller for Village Cadillac in Richmond and a member of Faith United Lutheran Church. The funeral will be Apr 1 at Faith United Lutheran Church at 6:30 with Rev. Phillip D. Stringer officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, William Nix of Kettering, OH; a sister, Jo Tullo of Naples, FL; grandmother, Elsa H. Nix of Kettering, OH; 4 nephews and 2 aunts, Mary C. Cheek and Jean Hopson both of Huntington, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1993

CAUDILL, Ernestine (Wilson)
1914-1993
Ernestine Wilson Caudill, 78, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Caudill was born Sep 28, 1914 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles Jefferson and Nannie Elizabeth Endicott Wilson. Her husband, Roger Caudill died in 1973. She was a member of First Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 26 at First Baptist Church in Louisa, by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters, Laura Skaggs of Louisa and Daisy Emmons of Columbia, GA and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1993

COMPTON, Sheryl
1959-1993
Sheryl L. Compton, 33, of Louisa, died Monday Mar 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Compton was born in Louisa, a daughter of Henry Compton and the late Lucille Carroll Compton. She was a member of Webb Chapel Church, Dennis Green Valley and Webbville Homemakers Club. The funeral will be conducted today Wednesday, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. James Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include a sister: Sharon Compton, at home; 2 half-brothers: Carl Myers, London, OH and Bob Myers, Columbus, OH; 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Young Funeral Home  is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

COOK, Dorothy Arlene (Faulman)
1927-1993
Dorothy Arlene Cook, 65, of route 2, Louisa, died Friday, Mar 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Cook was born Jun 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Woods Faulman. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 15 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Cook of Detroit, MI, 4 daughters, Pamela Sharp of Grove City, OHH, Dorothy Ramsey of Oregon, Sharon Green of Louisa and Susan Cook of Detroit, MI; 3 sons, Jerry Sirr of Michigan, Richard Sirr of California and Michael Parham of Grove City, OH; 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1993

CRABTREE, Anthony
Anthony Crabtree, 94, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 7 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by his wife, Briza and many brothers and sisters. He was a retired coal miner and Evangelist Minister. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Mar 11 at 1 at Webb Chapel Church in Louisa by Rev. Thaddaus Bailey. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Jerry Richards of Columbus, OH, 2 daughters, Captolia Sprouse of Columbus, OH and Joyce Ann Sprouse of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

JOHNSON, Charles L.
1959-1993
Charles L. Johnson, 33 of Ashland, died Monday, Mar 22 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born Oct 23, 1959 in Louisa, a son of Charles Edward Johnson of Ashland and Ada Ruth Coffey Cline of Orient, OH. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Mar 25 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Henry McCoy officiating. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Doris Bryne of Orient, OH; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Coffey of route 2, Louisa; paternal grandmother, Ada Mae Johnson of route 2, Catlettsburg; step father, Joe Cline of Orient, OH; 4 step sisters, and 2 step brothers, and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1993

JONES, Caroline Elizabeth (Sperry)
1913-1993
Caroline Elizabeth Sperry Jones, 79, of Steele, KY, died Monday, Mar 1 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born Jul 26, 1913 in Seymour, CT, daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Griggs Sperry. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Tilden H. Jones in Jul 1976. She was a former member of the Sigma Epsilon Nu Sorority, a graduate of the University of Connecticut. She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a former school teacher for the Floyd County Board of Education, and a former Postmaster for the Bevinsville Post Office. Surviving are 3 sons, Robert A. Jones of Lexington, Tilden Howard Jones, Jr., of North Vernon, IN, and William D. Jones  of Lexington; 5 daughters, Carol Ann Compton and Anita Louise Prichard both of Louisa, Margaret Sue Steagall of Winter Haven, FL, Judith Elizabeth Fuller of Steele, KY and Glenda Simmons of Louisville; a sister, Laura Gray of Melville, NY and 20 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

JUDE, Annie (Muncy)
1904-1993
Annie Muncy Jude, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 21 at route 2, Louisa. Mrs. Jude was born Feb 26, 1904 a daughter of the late John H. and Lydia Reed Muncy. Her husband, Elijah Jude preceded her in death in 1982. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 23 at Little Home United Baptist Church at Pilgrim, KY by Brothers: John Fields and Albert Jude. Burial was in Muncy cemetery at Pilgrim. Surviving are a son, Jimmie Jude of route 2, Louisa and a stepson, Robert Jude of route 2 Louisa; a sister, Addie Dials of Job, KY; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, mar 24, 1993

MARTIN, Walter Ray
1918-1993
Walter Ray Martin, 74, of route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 24 in Three Rivers Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Martin was born Apr 30, 1918 in Smock, PA, a son of the late Jasper H. and Jessie Carr Martin. He was a retired teacher and locksmith, a member of the Church of Christ in Fort Gay, WV, and an Army Air Corps World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 28 a the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Robert Harper and Eddie Lowe, ministers. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, June Mulliken Martin; a daughter, Shirley Elaine Mathis of Macomb, IL; a son, Charles Wayne Martin of Louisa; a sister, Alice I. Dean of Vanderbilt, PA; a brother, Earl C. Martin of Gainesville, FL; 7 grandchildren and a great grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1993

MAYNARD, Elizabeth (Blair)
1916-1993
Elizabeth Blair Maynard, 76, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Mar 13. Mrs. Maynard was born Jun 10, 1916 in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of Leslie Blair and Bertha Shepard Philpott. She was the stepdaughter of Taylor B. :Philpott. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Gay, Wayne Eastern Star and Ceredo White Shrine. The funeral will be Wednesday, Mar 17, (today) at Heston Funeral Home at 2 with Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Danny L. Endicott officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Sue Harbaugh of Mansfield, OH, a son, David Maynard of Kenova, WV; a sister, Elaine Ratliff of Titusville, FL; 3 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1993

PIGG, Ella (Patrick)
1903-1993
Ella Patrick Pigg, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 21, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Pigg was born Mar 28, 1903 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Lillie Hall Patrick. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 23 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery at route 1. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret (Margo) Taylor of Huntington; a son, Howard Pigg of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mary Patrick Pigg of Louisa; a brother, Lyss Patrick of Sandusky, OH; 6 grandchildren and several great nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1993

PLUMMER, Violet Ann (Grimes)
1920-1993
Violet Ann Plummer, 73, of Louisa, died Monday, Mar 29 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Plummer was born Jan 20, 1920 in Louisville, KY a daughter of the late John William and Mary Elizabeth Riley Grimes. She was a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, Mar 31, (today) at 11 at Heston Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Bradford Plummer; a granddaughter, Georgianne Benson at home; and a sister, Catherine Hammock of Louisville, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1993

PRESLEY, Thomas Franklin
1960-1993
Thomas Franklin Presley, 32, of Grayson, died Friday, Mar 5 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Presley was born Oct 7, 1960 in Lawrence County, a son of Cynthia Nunley Presley of Louisa and the late Everett Ray Presley. He was a disabled automobile detail shop manager. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 9 at Malone Funeral Home with ministers, Ralph and Buck Hogston officiating. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery in Fallsburg. Surviving in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kathy Darlene White Presley of Grayson; 2 daughters, Amber Dawn Presley and Ashley Rene Presley, both at home; 3 brothers, Bill Presley and Darnell Presley both of Belton, TX, Arnold Presley of Bunker Hill, IN; 2 sisters, Faye Penn of Indianapolis, IN and Joyce McPeek of Cannonsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

STAMBAUGH, Laura (Ross)
Laura Stambaugh, 88, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Baltimore and Pickerington, died Wednesday, Mar 3 at Victoria Village Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; brothers, Walter, Aldison and Hubert Ross and sister, Carrie Moore. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 6 in Johnson-Smith Funeral Home in Baltimore, with the Rev. Don Shaver officiating. Burial was in Violet Cemetery in Pickerington. Surviving are 2 sisters, Zella Griffith and Mary Ross, both of Webbville, several nieces and nephews, including Linda Hicks and Fay Young, both of Webbville, and Earl Griffith of Granville; and great nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

THOMPSON, James W.
1913-1993
James W. Thompson, 80, of Wayne, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday Mar 17 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 4, 1913 in Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Louise Dooley Thompson. He was a retired farmer and World War II Army Veteran. Graveside services was conducted Friday, Mar 19 at Thompson Cemetery in Fort Gay by the Rev. Ronnie Saul. Surviving are 2 daughters: Pauline Knight of Alabama, Sylvia Sue Osborne, Michigan, a step daughter, 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1993

WEBB, Mate
1915-1993
Mate Webb, 77, of Fresno, CA, formerly of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Feb 4 in Fresno. Mr. Webb was born Aug 25, 1915 in Wayne County, a son of the late Smith and Susan Robertson Webb. He was an oil field worker for Combs Brother, and a member of Masonic Lodge No, 486 F & AM. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Feb 8 at Clovis California Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Jenella Webb of Fresno; 2 brothers, Oscar Webb of West Virginia and Alfred Webb of Virginia; a sister, Louise Miller of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1993

WILKS, William H.
1921-1993
William H. Wilks, 72, of route 1, Webbville, died Saturday, Mar 13 following a long illness. Mr. Wilks was born Feb 1, 1921 in Webbville, a son of the late Henry and Geneva Elswick Wilks. He was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Durbin Church of the Nazarene. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 17 (today) at 2 at Webb Chapel Church with Rev. Noah Wilks and Mathew Adams officiating. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Bishop Wilks of Webbville; 2 daughters, Barbara Hewlett of Webbville and Judy Smith of Blaine; 6 sons, William R. Wilks of Ashland, Teddy Wilks and Tommy Wilks, both of Webbville, Phillip Wilks of Buchanan, David Wilks of Flatwoods and Sammy Wilks of Baytown, TX; 2 sisters, Hazel Adams of Webbville and Birdie Diamond of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Albert Wilks of Webbville, Tom Wilks of Columbus, OH, and Elmer Wilks of Conway, SC; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1993

WRAY, Edith (Adams)
Edith Adams, Wray, 84, of Knoxville, formerly of Richmond, VA, died Tuesday, Mar 16 in Fort Sanders West Medical Center. Mrs. Wray was born in Louisa. She was a member of Parham Mount Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, a former teacher for Richmond City School System and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. The service was held at Woody Funeral Home in Richmond, VA. Surviving are her husband, Robert K. Wray of Knoxville; a son, W. Robert Wray of Knoxville; 2 grandsons, Dr. Ronald K. Wray of Oak Ridge and Stuart A Wray of Miami Springs, FL; 2 great grandsons, Adam and Joe Wray both of Oak Ridge; a brother, Joe Miller of Hardinsburg, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1993

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ADKINS, Curtis
1915-1993
Curtis Adkins, 77, of Whites Creek Road, Catlettsburg, formerly of Wayne County, WV, died Friday, Apr 16 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Adkins was born Aug 11, 1915 at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Millard Cassin and Susanne Smith Adkins. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Albert Adkins; a sister, Sadie Adkins and 2 brothers, Basil Adkins and Herbert Adkins. He was a self employed builder, a Master Mason and member of Jewell Lodge 140 of Crum, WV, who members conducted graveside rites. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 19 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Elder Nolan Queen. Burial was in Community Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Marry Lou Maynard Adkins of route 1, Wayne, WV, a daughter, Bonnie Field of Flatwoods; 4 sons, Ralph Adkins of Catlettsburg Millard Adkins, Ronnie Adkins and Henry Adkins, all of Wayne; 5 sisters, Flora Maynard of Kenova, Bertha Finley of Huntington, Bessie “Linda” Morrallas of Florida, Delpha Dean and Gladys Queen, both of Wayne, 18 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren;; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

CASTLE, Darvin
1914-1993
Darvin Castle, 78, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born Aug 23, 1914 in Blaine, a son of the late Bascom and Fannie Castle. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 sons, Darvin Castle, Jr. of Huntington and David Castle of Beaumont, TX; 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

CHAFFIN, John D.
1900-1993
John D. Chaffin, 92, of route 3, Louisa, died Friday, Apr 16 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Chaffin was born Aug 3, 1900 in Christmas, a son of the late Fred and Alma Burchett Chaffin. His wife, Cassie Thompson Chaffin, died in 1985. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 18 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Cuba Stevens of Pittsburgh, PA; and 2 brothers, Edison Chaffin of Hookstown, PA and Mitchell Chaffin of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

CHEEK, Nancy (Burgess)
1909-1993
Nancy Burgess Cheek, 83, of Louisa, died Saturday, April 10, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Cheek was born August 23, 1909, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Malcolm and Victoria Elam Burgess. She was a retired teacher and librarian with the Lawrence County School System with 47 years service and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and the church’s woman’s club. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was the last charter member of the Daughter’s of American Revolution, Louisa Chapter. She was a member of the Louisa Woman’s Club and the Lawrence County Retired Teachers’ Association. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, April 14 (today) at the Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Weymah McGuire. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, William A. Cheek, a daughter, Vicki Bond of Fort Smith, AR, a son, William A. Cheek, II, of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Dr. Francis E. Burgess of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1993

DEAN, Murrel L.
1927-1993
Murrel L. Dean, 65, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Apr 16 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mr. Dean was born Jun 4, 1927 at Tabors Creek, WV, a son of the late Ollie and Mary Skeens Dean. He was a retired N & W Railroad employee, a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church and former deacon of the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he was also Sunday School teacher. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 19 at the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman and the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Gladys McCloud Dean; 5 sons, Timothy Dean of Plain City, OH, Dempsey Dean of Roy, UT, Gregory Dean of Ogden, UT, Mike Dean of Galloway, OH, and Joseph Dean of Charleston, WV; 3 daughters, Gloria Tarkington of Kenova, WV, Sheilah Riggs of Louisa and Maxie Loretta Dean; 2 sisters, Erma Ratcliff of Fort Gay and Elizabeth Mullins of Creston, OH; 2 brothers, Frank Dean of Fort Gay and Allen Dean of Titusville, FL; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 21, 1993

DOBYNS, Grettie (Holbrook)
1898-1993
Grettie Holbrook Dobyns, 94, of Ashland, formerly of Martha, died Wednesday, Apr 21 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Dobyns was born Dec 5, 1898, in Skaggs, a daughter of the late P. P. and Sarah Sparks Holbrook. Her husband, Port Dobyns, died in 1982. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star in Blaine and was a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tom Vincell. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Imogene Stein of Ashland, a son, Wendell P. Dobyns of Fairborn, OH; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1993

FIELDS, Brittany Marie
1993-1993
Infant Brittany Marie Fields, daughter of Martin Luther Fields and Patricia Ann Harrison, both of Louisa, was stillborn Wednesday, Apr 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Apr 23 at Fields Cemetery in Pilgrim. Additional survivors include a sister, Crystal Fields at home; 3 half brothers, Joseph Fields and Martin D. Fields both of Fallsburg, and Calvin Harrison of Louisa; paternal grandparents, Virgil and Goldie Fields of Louisa; and maternal grandmother, Nancy King of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1993

GRIFFITH, Narie (Maynard)
1901-1993
Narie Griffith, 92, of Hitchins, died Friday, Apr 9 at her home. Mrs. Griffith was born Feb 22, 1901 in Clifford, a daughter of the late Lark and Emma Frazier Maynard. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery in Clifford. Surviving are her brother, Clifford Salmons of Hitchins, a half brother, Butch Salmons of Glen Hayes, WV and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 14, 1993

HALE, Charles E.
1932-1993
Charles E. Hale, 61, of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hale was born Feb 13, 1932 in Crum, WV, a son of the late Bennett and Maude Parsons Hale. He was a radio and television commentator. A funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Moyers, WV. Surviving are a son, Charles A. Hale of  Los Angeles; a half sister, Charlene Sprouse of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

JACKSON, Julia (Robertson)
1918-1993
Julia Jackson, 75, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Apr 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Jackson was born Mar 29, 1918 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Freelin and Fannie Robertson. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 10 in Oak Grove Church by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Jackson family cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Garland Jackson; 6 daughters, Dorothy Wheeler and Connie Climber, both of Ashville, OH, Wanda Blankenship, Betty Jackson and Carolyn Newsome, all of Fort Gay, and Kathy Robertson of Genoa, WV; a son, Fred Jackson of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Alice Thompson and Thursa Robertson, both of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Willard Robertson of Prichard, WV and James Robertson of Fort Gay; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1993

JOHNSON, John Zachary
1962-1993
John Zachary Johnson, 30, of Dania, FL, formerly of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 17. Mr. Johnson was born Aug 9, 1962 in Louisa, a son of Charles Glendon and Janet Sue Childers Johnson of route 1, Louisa. He was a construction worker and a Army veteran. The funeral will be Thursday Apr 22 at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church with ministers, Jim Bevins and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Dill Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Jeffery Johnson of route 1, Louisa; a sister, Kimberly Smith of route 1, Louisa; paternal grandmother, Goldie Johnson of route 1, Louisa; 2 nephews and several aunts and uncles. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

LEEDY, Walter
1903-1993
Walter Leedy, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Apr 24 following an extended illness. Mr. Leedy was born Dec 16, 1903 in Pikeville, a son of the late William M. and Elizabeth Ferrell Leedy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Robinson Leedy in 1992. He was a member and deacon of Little Ethel United Baptist Church for many years and a railroad section foreman for C & O Railroad. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 27 in Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Elder Ivan Butcher, Elder Flem Arrowood and Clarence Thompson, Jr. Surviving are 3 daughters, Bessie Huff of Naples, KY, Pearl Ruth Martin of Columbus, OH and Christine Preston of Columbus, OH; a son, William Jackson Leedy of Columbus, OH; a brother in law, Paris Robinson of Salt Lake City, UT; a sister in law, Jenny Leedy of Trenton, MI; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28,1 993

MILLER, Edith (Griffith)
1911-1993
Edith Griffith Miller, 81, of Man, WV, died Monday, Apr 19 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born Nov 2, 1911 at Charley, KY, a daughter of the late Chilton Edward and Charlotte Austin Griffith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgel Burns Miller, a son, Edgel Burns Miller, Jr., and 6 brothers, Leonard Griffith, Clifford Griffith, Ralph Griffith, Frank Griffith, John Griffith and Ernest Griffith. She was owner and operator of Millers Restaurant at Man, WV. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Apr 21 at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bueford Blevins and Rev. Denver McClelland, Jr. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, WV. Surviving are 2 nieces, Joann Lyons of Hager Hill, KY and Joyce Hall of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1993

PACK, Chester
1951-1993
Chester "Chuck" Pack, 42, of Louisa, died Sunday, April 18 due to sudden illness. Mr. Pack was born January 9, 1951, in Prestonsburg, a son of Ray and Dora Adkins Kirk Pack. He was an Athletic Director and math teacher for the Lawrence County High School, taught evening math classes for Ashland Community College at LCHS, and served as Athletic Director for the Wayne County School System for 15 years. He was also a Charter Member of the Louisa Bass Club and member of the Quarterback Club. The funeral will be Wednesday, April 21 (today) at the Louisa United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Billie O'Brian Pack of Route 1, Louisa; two daughters, Angela Jeanette Pack and Christy Dawn Pack, both at home; two sisters, Glenda Dotson of Louisa and Beverly Pack of Lawrenceville, CA; and one brother, Bill Jim Pack of Louisa. In lieu of flowers donate to the Chuck Pack Scholarship Fund at the Lawrence County High School.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1993

PRESTON, Eunice Kathleen (Bellomy)
1915-1993
Eunice Kathleen Preston, 77, of Louisa, died Saturday, April 10 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Preston was born December 2, 1915 in Chatteroy, WV, a daughter of the late John and Virginia Stansberry Bellomy. Her husband, John Preston preceded her in death. She was a member of the Little Ethel United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, April 12 at the Little Ethel United Baptist Church by Elder Clarence Thompson, Jr., and Elder Carlos Preston. Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Ethel Sue Scarberry of Louisa, and Virginia Elizabeth Allen of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Clara Walters of Louisa and Gladys Francis of Garrett; and a grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1993

PUCKETT, John  Jr.
1908-1993
John Puckett, Jr., 84, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Mar 30 at his home. Mr. Puckett was born Jun 6, 1908, in Ulysses a son of the late John and Laura McClintock Puckett. He was a retired steel worker and a World War II Army Veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Terry Copley and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Borders Cemetery in Ulysses. Surviving are a niece, Beulah Skaggs of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1993

ROBERTSON, Ivorie (Jackson)
1911-1993
Ivorie Jackson Robertson, 82, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Apr 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mrs. Robertson was born Feb 14, 1911 in Genoa, WV, a daughter of the late William “Bill” and Miranda Robertson Jackson. Her husband, William “Bill” Robertson, died in 1991. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr10 at Oak Grove Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 sons, Ralph Robertson and Eugene Robertson, both of Fort Gay and Archie Robertson of Monroe, MI; 2 daughters Mrs. Lindsey (Anita) Webb of Fort Gay and Mrs. Don (Doris) Thompson of Louisa; a sister, Mymie Trosper of Genoa; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1993

SHERIGER, Ethel (Sluss-Skaggs)
Ethel Skaggs Sheriger, 94, of Winchester, OH, died Sunday, Apr 4. Mrs. Sheriger was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Skaggs in 1968. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, Apr 7 (today) at 4 at Leo Skaggs Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth Skaggs of Hillsboro, OH and Andrew Skaggs of Plant City, FL; 2 daughters, Mable Barcus of Columbus, OH and Emogene Hughes of Stockton, CA; a brother, Willard Sluss of Conersville, IN, 2 sisters, Ruth Rayburg of Dayton, OH and Althea Bates of Greenfield, IN; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1993

SPENCE, Georgia (Moore)
1930-1993
Georgia Moore Spence, 62, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 20 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Spence was born Nov 23, 1930 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Tom P. and Fannie Miles Moore. She was a member of Emily Northup Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 23 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Don Arthur. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Johnda R. Webb of Lovely, KY; 2 sons, John Allen Spence of Little Falls, MN and James Pal Spence of Louisa; 2 sisters, Sally Rose of Columbus, OH and Margie Moore of Louisa; a brother, Jessie Moore of Louisa; 3 granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1993

STAPLETON, Mitchell
1943-1993
Mitchell Stapleton, 49, of Louisa, formerly of Ashland, died Monday, Apr 5 of a brief illness at University of Columbus Hospital. Mr. Stapleton was employed at Napa Auto parts. Surviving are his wife, Delberta Stapleton, a daughter, Pamella Michelle at home; his mother, Evelyn Stapleton of Ashland and a sister, Sandy Stapleton of Ashland. Miller Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time. Big Sandy News, Apr 7,1 993

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MAY

ADKINS, James Garland
James Garland Adkins, 78, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Apr 23 following an extended illness. Mr. Adkins was a retired manager for Gulf Service Station in Columbus, OH. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Andrew and Rachel Marcum Adkins. He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Michael Kenny; 7 brothers and 5 sisters. The funeral was conducted at Woodyard County Chapel with Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Martha Hamilton Adkins; a daughter, Martha Joan Adkins; 4 grandchildren, Paul Kenney, Carin (John) Esworthy, Clifford L. (Jonora) Barnett and Leigh James (Kimberly) Barnett; 2 great grandsons, John Esworthy, II and Clifford L. Barnett, III, an ex son in law, Clifford L. Barnett, Sr.; 3 sisters, Jean Wright of Cannonsburg, Elizabeth (Lee) Cattell of Indianapolis, IN and Belva Coffey of Kokomo, IN; 2 sisters in law, Garnett Adkins and Lola Adkins, both of Louisa; 4 brothers in law, Conrad Hooper of Kokomo, IN, Sherman (Agnes) Hamilton of Columbus, OH, Willard (Erma) Hamilton of Delaware and George (Dorothy) Hamilton of Plain City and many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1993

BECK, Michael Coty
1991-1993
Michael Coty Beck, 18 months, of Louisa, died Monday, May 10 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Michael was born Nov 8, 1991, in Huntington, a son of Michael Lee and Kelly LeBlanc Beck. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 13 at 11 at Faith Baptist Church by Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Beck family cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Brittany Beck at home; paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth V. Beck, route 3, Louisa; paternal great grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Beck, route 4, Louisa; great grandmother: Rebecca Triplett, route 4, Louisa; maternal grandparents: Albert LeBlanc, Gahanna, OH ,and Edna Davis, Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1993

BRACKETT, Stephen Ray Preston
1955-1993
Stephen Ray Preston Brackett, 37, of Borders Chapel, Lawrence County, died Tuesday, May 4 at his residence. Mr. Brackett was born Jun 17, 1955 in Richmond, KY, a son of Ray and Olga Frances Preston Brackett. He was District Forester and supervisor, Kentucky Division of Forestry, directing services in Lawrence, Johnson, Floyd, Magoffin, Martin and Pike Counties. An honor graduate of Prestonsburg High School, he served with the 236th Military Police Department, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C., attended PCC, Mayo State Vocational School, University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Eastern Kentucky University where he was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter of National Criminal Justice Honor Society. He also conducted classes at EKU, Kentucky State Police Academy and Kentucky State Fire School

He was president of Big Sandy Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, and Kentucky State SAR Vice President, Region 3, long time president and chaplain of Fraternal Order of Police Eastern Highland Lodge #24, Sons of Confederate Veterans Military Order of stars and Bars, Orphan Brigade Kinfolks, Descendants of Valley Forge Johnson County Historical Society, charter member of Big Sandy Valley Historical Society, life member DAV Garrett Chapter 128, Loyal Legion of U. S. of the Ohio Commandry, a certified genealogist in rank of Fellow of the American College of Genealogist, and had been named a Kentucky State Farmer and Kentucky Colonel.

The funeral was conducted Friday, May 7 at Borders Chapel United Baptist Church, where he was lay speaker, by Rev. Howard Bowan and Rev. Alan Frederick. Formal military rites were conducted by Disabled American Veterans, Post #128 Garret, KY. Burial was in Borders Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Elizabeth Campbell Brackett, a daughter, Angela Frances Ruth; a sister, Laura Frances Thrasher of Columbus, OH; grandmother, Olga Auxier Preston of Ulysses and several aunts and uncles. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1993

BRADLEY, Vinson Burchett
1924-1993
Vincent Burchett Bradley, 69, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 16, following an extended illness. Mr. Bradley was born Jan 14, 1924, in Louisa, a son of the late Landon Edward and Gypsy Burchett Bradley. He was a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church a retired farmer and retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was also a member of the Apperson Lodge F & AM #195. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 19 (today) at 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will be in Bradley family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Monica Blackburn Bradley, 2 daughters: Mrs. Bo "Pauletta" Davis, and Mrs. Buzz "Charlotte" Scaggs both of Louisa; a sister: Jett Trador, Kenova, WV; 3 grandchildren: Lindsey Jo Davis, Sarah Scaggs and Douglas Vinson Scaggs.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big sandy News, May 19, 1993

CLARKSON, Carl
Carl Clarkson, 66, of Columbus, OH, died at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Clarkson was born at Busseyville, a son of Clifford and Alva Clarkson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Clarkson. He was retired from Continental Can Company and was currently an employee of Cardinal Container. The funeral was conducted at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Alan Wright officiating. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are 4 brothers, Homer Clarkson, John Clarkson Henry Clarkson and Lonnie Clarkson; 4 sisters, Thelma Baldridge, Vivian Jordan, Lottie Duncan and Rebecca Wilson and many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, May 12, 1993

DIAMOND, Claude J.
1909-1993
Claude J. Diamond, 83, of Riverview, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 13 in Rivergate Convalescent Home. Mr. Diamond was born Nov 30,1 909, in Louisa, a son of the late John R. and Grace Diamond. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Diamond family cemetery. Surviving is a brother, Lark Diamond of Southgate, MI. Young Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1993

FERGUSON, Balfred
1907-1993
Baldred Bramel Ferguson, 85, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Saturday, May 8 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Mr. Ferguson was born Aug 25, 1907 at route 1, Fort Gay, a son of the late Albert and Nancy Cyrus Ferguson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Ferguson Hayton and 2 brothers, Joel Martin Ferguson and John Bevely Ferguson. He was a disabled farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 11 at Albert Ferguson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay with Rev. Ric Frazier officiating. Surviving are a sister, Josephine Smith of South Point, OH; 2 nieces, Nancy Hampton of South Point and Dorothy Scott of Haines City, FL; a nephew and niece in law, Dennis and Rita Smith of roteu1, Fort Gay and a host of friends. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 12, 1993

FUGETT, James, Jr.
1926-1993
James Ray Fugett, Jr., 66 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday May 9 in Regency Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Fugett was born Oct 26, 1926, a son of Bill and Mary McCoy Fugett of Louisa. He was a construction worker. Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 10 at Wooten Cemetery, route 1, Louisa by Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Surviving in addition to his mother are 4 sons, Harold Gene Fugett, James Fugett, Danny Fugett and Buddy Fugett all of Columbus, OH, 3 sisters, Myrtle Daniels and Ruby Short both of Louisa, and Imogene Daniels of Fort Gay; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1993

HALL, Lutishie (Thompson)
1910-1993
Lutishie Thompson Hall, 83, of Blaine, died Monday, May 17, in Meadowview Regional Hospital. Mrs. Hall was born Mar 2, 1910, in Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Samuel and Belle Laney Thompson. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 20 at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Tatman. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jordan of Groveport, OH; a son, Carl Hall of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 19, 1993

HAMILTON, William Russell
1936-1993
William Russell Hamilton, 57, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, May 17 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Hamilton was born Apr 24, 1936, a son of the late Harold and Dora Triplett Hamilton. He was a retired ironworker. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 19 (today) at 2:30 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home with Joe Collins officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sue Hogan Hamilton, route 4, Louisa; 2 sons, William “Bill” Hamilton of Rush, KY and Joe Hamilton of  route 5, Louisa; 3 daughters, Sharon Fuller and Ann West, both of Louisa and Pam Davis of Ashland; 2 sisters, Delorese Robinette and Jackie McPeek both of Ashland, 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will be Teddy Fuller, Jr., Randy Mosley, Sieg Robinette, Ruben Hamilton, Jack Conley and Scott Prichard. Big Sandy news, May 19,1 993

MCCOY, Clellan Floyd
1909-1993
Clellan Floyd McCoy, 83, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 27 in Louisa. Mr. McCoy was born Nov 1, 1909, at Emma, a son of the late Everett and Susan Prater Zimmerman. His wife, Martha Savage McCoy, preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Apr 29 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Pete Robinett. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville. Surviving are 2 nieces, Suzanne Dobiner and Carolyn Gilliand, both of Frankfort and a nephew, Gene Pinson of Coal Run Hill. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1993

NEWMAN, Raymond
1938-1993
Raymond Newman, 55, of Ashland, died Monday, May 3 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Newman was born Feb 16, 1938 in Minford, OH, a son of Chester and Gearldine Lyons Newman. He was a member of Masonic F & AM No. 198 in Ironton, OH, and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. The funeral will be Thursday, May 6 at 11 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Cora Jean Meek Newman of Ashland; 2 sons, Dwayne Newman of Oklahoma City, OK and Shayne Newman of Columbus, OH; 3 step children, John Burton, III of Ashland, Jean Ann Allspaw of Lexington and Donna Lee Humphrey of Russell; a brother, Ferrell Newman of Ontario, Canada; 5 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 5, 1993

OWENS, Ersula Bertha (Stacy)
1913-1993
Ersula Bertha Owens, 79, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, May 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Owens was born Dec 13, 1913 in Stacy, VA; a daughter of the late Saul and Nora Sue Lowe Stacy. She was a member of Fort Gay Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, May 5 (today) at Fort Gay Methodist Church by Rev. James Yates. Burial will be in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are a son, James Stacy Owens of Fort Gay; 3 daughters, Ann Lowinoki of Toledo, OH, Hazel Owens of Columbus, OH and Barbara Owens of Lesage, WV; 3 stepsons, Ralph Owens of Carnby, IN, Everett Owens of Indianapolis, IN, and Ron Owens of Warren, MI; a step daughter, Betty Wimmer of Bradshaw, WV; 2 sisters, Blanche Robets of Iaegar, WV, and Alvis Rose of Peoria, IL and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1993

PIGG, Howard C.
Howard C. Pigg, 80, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, May 10 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Pigg was born, raised and worked in Louisa for many years. He was retired from Borden’s Company, after 24 years and worked as a coal miner for the Powellton Coal Company for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Pigg. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 12 (today) at O.R. Woodyard Co., Chapel in Columbus, OH with Rev. Ray Smithson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Rest Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Gary L. Pigg of Columbus, OH, 2 daughters, Greta McElfresh and Judith A. Clarkson both of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Alan R. Clarkson, Mark H. Clarkson, Shelly D. Pigg and Dwight L. Pigg, 5 great grandchildren, a sister, Margo Taylor of Huntington; many special friends and loved ones. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1993

PRICE, Julia (Cockran)
1921-1993
Julia Price, 72, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday, May 2 at home. Mrs. Price was born Aug 13, 1920 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Navada Cassell Cockran. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 3 at Richardson Chapel Church by Rev. Cecil Price and Tommy Meade. Burial was in Price Family Cemetery at route 2, Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Jean Coleman and Sherry May of Elkhorn City, KY and Hester Pack of Columbus, OH; 3 sons, Johnny E. Price and Cecil Ray Price both of Louisa and Donald Bruce Price of Dalton, GA; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 5, 1993

STEPP, Charles M.
1926-1993
Charles M. Stepp, 66, of Ray, OH, died Saturday, Apr 24 at his home. Mr. Stepp was born May 27, 1926 in West Virginia, a son of Sirilta Preece Stepp and the late George C. Stepp. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Apr 28 at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston, OH, with Jimmy Patterson officiating. Burial was in Dempsey Cemetery in Warfield, KY. Surviving are his wife, Margret Wiles Stepp of Ray, OH; 3 sons, Earl Stepp of Hamden, OH, John Stepp of Crown City, OH and Charles Stepp of Ray, OH; a brother, Arlan Stepp of Ocala, FL; a sister, Faye Thompson of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, May 5, 1993

WALTERS, James Frank
1906-1993
James Frank Walters, 86, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Thursday, May 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Walters was born Dec 13, 1906 in Patrick, a son of the late German and Lena Hager Walters. He was retired from C & O Railroad. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 9 by Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. John W. Walters. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Maynard Walters; a son: Dennis M. Walters, route 2, Catlettsburg, a daughter: Rilda Louise (Sue) Wallace, Buchanan, KY; 2 brothers: John Walters, Catlettsburg, German Walters, Jr., Louisa; 7 sisters: Louise Chandler, and Patsy Blair, both of Huntington, WV; Mary Walters, Georgia Branham, Virginia Lemaster, Nannie Burgess and Maggie Preston all of Ashland, KY; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12,1993

WHITAKER, Walter E.
1930-1993
Walter E. Whitaker, 63, of Sebring, FL, died Sunday, May 2 in Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL after an extended illness. Mr. Whitaker was born Mar 6, 1930 in Wilbur, IN, a son of the late Luther and Gertrude Bell Whitaker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine and an active member of Community Christian Church. He spent most of his life in hospital management. He was a veteran of the Navy. Funeral services and burial was conducted in Martensville, IN with memorial service conducted in Sebring, FL. Surviving in addition to his wife, Linda Hughes Whitaker are a brother, Howard Whitaker of Mooresville, INN; 4 sisters, Ether Mulder of Martensville, IN, Laura Mae Luthmers of Greenwood, IN, Ruth Hedge of Indianapolis, IN, and Helen Hamilton of Martinsville; 6 children, Deborah Apple, Gene, and Greg of Indianapolis, IN, Phil Whitaker of Coatsville, IN, Michael McKenzie of Sebring, FL and Robert McKenzie of Richmond Hill, GA; and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1993

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JUNE

ADAMS, Henry Jay
1920-1993
Henry Jay Adams, 73, of New Carlisle, OH, died Saturday, May 22 in Day View Nursing Care Center after a long illness. Mr. Adams was born Jan 2, 1920, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Smith and Ida Berry Adams of Lawrence County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Mae Dyer Adams Sep 19,1 974 and a brother, Jack Adams Dec 25, 1979. He was retired from Durion Company in Dayton, OH. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 25 at Trostel Funeral Home with burial in New Carlisle Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Bill Adams of Dayton, OH, James Michael and Myland Adams of New Carlisle, OH; 2 sisters, Eva Adams Hogan of Las Vegas, NV and Gladys Adams Diamond of Fallsburg; a brother, Smith Adams Jr. of Louisa and 2 grandchildren. Those attending from Louisa were sister, Mrs. Gladys Diamond, sister in lawn, Mrs. Mabel Adams and nieces Mrs. Norma Sparks and Mrs. Regina Tackett. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1993

BAISDEN, George Burgess
1921-1993
George Burgess Baisden, 72, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Friday, May 28. Mr. Baisden was born Apr 16, 1921 in Wayne, WV, a son of the late Harry and Bertha Bloss Baisden. He was a conductor for N & W Railroad. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 30 at Fort Gay United Methodist Church by Rev. James Yates and Rev. Lenwood Campbell. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Thompson Baisden; 2 daughters, Nancy Endicott of Fort  Gay and Sally Brewer of Prichard; a son, Thom Baisden of Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Iva Varney and Emma Faye Winebrinner, both of Rittman, OH and 3 brothers, Glen Baisden of Huntington, Bill Baisden and Charles Harry Baisden both of Rittman, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

BOWENS, Andrew Jackson
1930-1993
Andrew Jackson “Jack” Bowens, 62, of Reynoldsburg, OH, formerly of Webb, WV, died Thursday, Jun 17 in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mr. Bowen was born Jun 18, 1930, in Webb, a son of the late William and Nora Niece Bowens. He was a forklift operator with Midwest Distribution Company. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bert Miller. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Louise M. Bowens, 2 sisters, Berta Lee Delarino of Reynoldsburg and Correna Miller of Naugatuck, WV; 2 brothers, Lee Bowens of Webb and Bob Bowens of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1993

BURCHETT, Goldie (Leadingham)
1919-1993
Goldie Burchett, 73, of Plain City, OH died Sunday, Jun 20 at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus. She was born Dec 10m 1919 in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Jemi Carroll Leadingham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Burchett; 2 sons, Elmer and Bill; a grandson, Brian Love and a granddaughter, Dianna Ward. She was a member of the Shining Light Baptist Church at Hilliard. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jun 24 at Big Darby Baptist Church, Plain City, with Rev. George Konkus officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery. Surviving include a son, John Burchett of Plain City; 7 daughters, Jean Bentley, Eva Colvin and Freda Laney, all of Louisa, Rose McMillian of Raymond, Sue Guthrie of Bellefontaine, Edie Hammonds of Plain City and Mary Love of Marysville; 31 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1993

CHILDERS, Russell
1915-1993
Russell Childers, 77, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, May 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mr. Childers was born Sep 3, 1915 in Frankfort, a son of the late Simon and Mary Childers. He was a retired guard with Iowa State Prison. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, May 30 at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Greta Jean Martin Childers and a son, Russell Allen Childers at home. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

 

COCHRAN, Curtis Franklin
1920-1993
Curtis Franklin Cochran, 73, of 318 Sullivan St., Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 13 following an extended illness. Mr. Cochran was born Apr 10, 1920, in Fallsburg, a son of the late Sophia Tomblin Cochran. He was retired from the U. S. Army, a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and a U. S. World  War II Army Veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 16, (today) at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery at Fallsburg. Military service will be performed by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Ina Cochran, 2 daughters: Pat Cochran, Georgia, Diane Cochran, Washington, D. C., 3 stepdaughters: Pauline Farris, Louisa, Christine Cyrus, Burnaugh, KY, Jo Ellen Jordan, Rush, KY; 2 stepsons: Carl Newsome, Jr., Louisa, Clayton Newsome, Rush, KY; a sister; Laura Ferguson, Catlettsburg, several grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1993

COX, Junior
1923-1993
Junior Cox, 69, of route 2, Louisa, died Thursday, May 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Cox was born Aug 9, 1923, in Louisa, a son of the late Burel and Martha Parker Cox. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 30 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Cox. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Vola Pack of Catlettsburg and a brother, Jay Cox of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

CRABTREE, Tennessee (Napier)
1921-1993
Tennessee Napier Crabtree, 72, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Jun 25 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born Jan 23, 1921 in Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late Adam and Josephine Watts Napier. She was a former nurse aide. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Maynard officiating. Burial was in Prichard Dials Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Roberta Newsome of Groveland, FL, Anna Maxine Caudill and Patty Sue Kidd both of Fort Gay; a son, William Walter Kidd of Columbus, OH; 7 sisters, Norma Rowe of East Lynn, WV, Surilda Maynard, Armilda Maynard, Mary Lee Molher, Ella Hampton and Alberta Copley all of Fort Gay and Nanie Jewell Thompson of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Robert Napier of Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1993

CRUM, Linda Lou (Dutton)
1941-1993
Linda Lou Crum, 52, of route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26 in Three Rivers Medical center. Mrs. Crum wa born Jan 13, 1941 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Minnie Shannon Dutton. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Doug Kelley. Burial was in Shannon family cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are her Franklin David Crum, route 3, Louisa, a daughter: Janie Dutton, Louisa, 2 sons: David Crum, and Noah Crum both of Cutoff, LA; 2 brothers: Mitchell Dutton, Jr., Morral, OH, Woodrow Dutton, Dayton, OH; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

DAMRON, Pauline (Kincaid)
1920-1993
Pauline Kincaid Damro,72, of Glen Hayes, WV, died Friday, May 28 at her home. Mrs. Damron was born Jul 1, 1920, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie Holly Kincaid. She was a member of the Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 30 at the Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Damron family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Floyd Damron, Jr.; a daughter, Sandra Young of Elizabethtown, a brother, Eustice Kincaid of Proctorville, OH and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

DIAMOND, Wayne Monteille
1918-1993
Wayne Monteille Diamond, 74, of Webbville, died Tuesday, Jun 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Diamond was born Sep 5, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Milton and Dicie Fannin Diamond. His wife, Josephine Hitchcock Diamond, died in 1987. He was a retired sales clerk. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 11 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Noah Wilks and Rev. Dave Henderson. Burial was in Coalton Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Phyllis Wilks of Webbville and Jewell Riley of Otway, OH; a son, Charles Diamond of South Shore; a stepson, Wendell Miller of South Point, OH; 3 step daughters, Mary Church of Flatwoods, Linda Riley of McDermott, OH and Kathy Whitley of Proctorville, OH; a sister, Margaret Presley of Ashland; 32 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1993

DINGESS, Rebecca (Pack)
1958-1993
Rebecca Pack Stepp Dingess, 34, of Inez, died Wednesday, Jun 16 in Columbus, OH in an automobile accident along with her husband, Willie Dingess. Mrs. Dingess was born Sep 21, 1958 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Sarah Pack and the late Auxier Pack. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tony Stepp in 1988. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 19 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by John Goble, Claude Horn and Michael Horn. Burial was in Pack family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Tonetta Jenae Stepp; 3 sons, Samuel Paul Pack, Kenneth Anthony Stepp, Leonard Auxier Stepp, a step son, Willie Dingess, Jr. all at home; 3 brothers, Sammie Pack and Donald Pack both of route 5, Louisa and Gabe Short of Marion, TX; 3 sisters, Elector Horn, Maddlene Marcum and Debbie young, all of route 5, Louisa. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1993

DINGESS, Willie
1946-1993
Willie Dingess, 46, of Inez, died Wednesday, Jun 16 in Columbus, OH in an automobile accident with his wife, Rebecca Dingess. Mr. Dingess was born Nov 9, 1946 in Beauty, KY, a son of Henry Dingess of Rockbridge, OH and the late Chola Clark Dingess. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 19 at Calf Creek United Baptist Church by Rev. Homer Mayhaue. Burial was in Pack family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his father are a son, Willie Dingess, Jr., a step daughter, Tonetta Jenae Stepp, 3 step sons, Samuel Paul Pack, Kenneth Anthony Stepp and Leonard Auxier Stepp, all at home; 3 brothers, Arlie Dingess of Hode, Orville Dingess of Rockbridge, OH, and William Dingess of Dunlow, WV and a sister, Edna Topkins of Decaton, TN. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1993

ELICK, Bonnie Lea (Miller)
1959-1993
Bonnie Lea Miller Elick, 33, of 945 Lake Road, Lancaster, died Saturday, Jun 12 at Lancaster-Fairfield Community Hospital. She was born Sep 10, 1959, the daughter of Retha Sue Thompson of Louisa and the late Thomas Walter Miler who died Nov 13, 1989. She was preceded in death by her step father, Bert Thompson, Jr. on Nov 17, 1976. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jun 16 at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, by Pastor John Michles. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Allen W. Elick; a son, Cfraig Allen Elick and a daughter, Amanda Lea Elick, all of Lancaster; 3 sisters, Retha Azbell of Glouster, Deborah Saunders of Wooster and Brenda Blackburn of Louisa; 4 brothers, Danny T. Miller of Louisa, Arthur V. Miller of Ashbora, NC, Bert J. Thompson of Louisa and Thomas W. Miller, Jr., of Williamsport; 5 nieces and 6 nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1993

FIELDS, James H.
James H. Fields, 49, of Mason Road, Sandusky, OH, died Sunday, Jun 6 in Providence Hospital, Sandusky following a sudden illness. Mr. Fields was born in Georges’ Creek, KY a son of the late Joe and Dorothy Young Fields. He had lived in Sandusky since 1955. He was employed by Sandusky Crushed Stone in Sandusky for 18 years, having retired in 1991. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 8 at Kubach-Smith Funeral Home by Pastor Cecil Jessee of Charity Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Margaretta Township. Surviving are his wife, Betty R. Spears Fields, 2 daughters, Betty Marty of Sandusky and Ruby Osborn of Norwalk, OH; a son, James H. Fields, Jr., at home; a granddaughter, Lisa Osborn of Norwalk; 4 sisters, Oretha Whaley of West Virginia, Joan Cox of Dayton, Ruby Adkins and Georgia Artrip, both of Castalia; a brother, Lonnie Fields of Castalia and numerous nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1993

HARDWICK, Don H.
1942-1993
Don H. Hardwick, 51, of 7014 Mountain Court, Louisville, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jun 22 in Audubon Regional Medical Center in Louisville. Mr. Hardwick was born Mar 2, 1942 in Louisa, a son of Maude Vaughn of Louisa and the late George Hubert Hardwick. He was a press attendant at Nibco in Louisville and a member of Okolona Christian Church and Teamster Local 89 in Louisville. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 25 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Dave Hastings. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Barbara Jones Hardwick; and a brother, Larry Hardwick of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 30, 1993

JORDAN, Earl Cecil
1938-1993
Earl Cecil Jordan, 55, of Roe Creek Section, Louisa, formerly of Sandusky, OH, died Saturday, Jun 26 at the home of his daughter, Pam Bush of route 2, Catlettsburg. Mr. Jordan was born Feb 8, 1938 at Coeburn, VA, a son of the late Hobert and Liza Jordan. He was a retired construction laborer with the Bay Construction Company in Sandusky, OH. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 29 at Frey-Groff Funeral Home in Sandusky, OH by Rev. Don Jordan. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery in Sandusky, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Pam Bush of route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 sons, Earl E. Jordan of Perris, CA and Joseph Millard Jordan of Sandusky, OH; 4 brothers, Logan Jordan, Bob Jordan, Elmer Jordan and Don Jordan, all of Sandusky; 6 sisters, Edna Woobster, Virginia Ridgeway, and Nina Wilson, all of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Richard Edwards of Norwalk, OH, and Blance Dixon of Port Clinton, OH and 6 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1993

KEATON, Patsy Ann
1927-1993
Patsy Ann Keaton, 55, of Morehead, KY, died Sunday, Jun 6 following a short illness. Ms. Keaton was born Aug 24, 1937 in Johnson County, a daughter of Hasten Keaton of Blaine and the late Dorothy Meade Keaton. She was a member of Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church and a member of Methodist Women in Bath County. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 9 (today) at 11 at Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by Buell Webb, Greg Webb and John Pelphrey. Burial will be in Keaton family cemetery at Cherokee. Surviving in addition to her father are 4 sisters, Diana May, Grayson, KY, Geneva Keaton, Morehead, KY, Della Berry, London, OH, Sharon, Keaton, Morehead, KY; a brother: James R. Keaton, Webbville, KY, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 9, 1993

MARCUM, John R.
1900-1993
John R. Marcum, 92, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 17 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Marcum was born Nov 19, 1900, in Martin County, a son of the late Birch and Nancy Endicott Marcum. He was retired from C & O Railroad and the coal mines. He was a member of Vineyard United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 19 at Vineyard United Baptist Church by Elders Bromley Marcum and Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Pope-Hammonds Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mace Muncy and Mary Jane Marcum both of Inez, Naomi Bowen of Greenup; 4 sons, James Marcum, Delbert Marcum, Clagte Marcum and Clem Marcum all of Louisa; a sister, Becky Triplett of Fallsburg; 38 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1993

MOORE, John W.
1901-1993
John W. Moore, 92, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26 following a long illness. Mr. Moore was born Mar 15, 1901 in Blaine, a son of the late Harvey and Martha Ramey Moore. He was a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 28 at Low Brushy Church by Joseph Cantrell, Thral Daniels and Clarence Mathieu. Burial was in John Moore family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Cordle; a son, Ray Moore of route 1, Louisa; 2 grandchildren; and a brother, Landia Moore of Springfield, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

PACK, Elwood
1926-1993
Elwood Pack, 67, of Adams, died Wednesday, Jun 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born Feb 18, 1926 in Columbus, OH, a son of the late Dave and Lula Moore Pack. He was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois and a member of Dry Ridge Freewill Baptist Church at Adams. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Danny Endicott and the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Dry Ridge Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are his wife, Verlena Moore Pack, a daughter Judy Branham of Louisa; 3 sons, Dale Pack and Phillip Pack, both of Adams and Dennis Pack of Louisa; 2 sisters, Geneva Roberts of North Highlands, CA and Frances Hayes of Columbus, a brother, Burt Pack of Columbus; 6 grandchildren; a great grandchild and 3 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1993

PRINCE, John
1963-1993
John Edward Prince, 29, of Zellwood, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 27 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Prince was born Oct 4, 1963 in Louisa, a son of John David Prince of Gulley Bridge, WV and Joyce Ann Adams Priode of Louisa. He was a construction worker with Millet Inc and a Freewill Baptist. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 30 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Boggs and Jimmy may. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Additional survivors include his step father, Darrell Priode of Louisa; step mother, Pam Prince; 2 sisters, Carolyn Damron of Catlettsburg and Barbara Christian of Prichard, WV; a step brother, Darrell Priode of Louisa; 3 step sisters, Elizabeth Ann Parsons of Louisa, Kimberly D. Riddle of Durbin and Amber Hayes and maternal grandmother, Thelma Adams of Mays Lick. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

SEE, Alvas O.
1903-1993
Alvas O. See, 89, of route 5, Louisa, died Wednesday May 26 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. See was born Aug 28, 1903, in Louisa, a son of the late John Crittenden and Leona Bartram See. He was a retired owner of See Sales and Service and a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial wa sin See Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Veryl Bradley See; a son, J. Lynn See, Point Section, a sister, Pansy S. Walker, Louisa, grandchildren: Tim See, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Debra DeLong, route 5, Louisa, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

STURGILL, Gennis David
1908-1993
Gennis David Sturgill, 85, of Blaine, died Monday, Jun 7 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Sturgill was born Mar 21, 1908 in Caines Creek, KY; a son of he late George Washington Sturgill and Mellie Griffith Boggs. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 9, (today) at 11 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by William R. Barker, Emmett Barker, and Joe Daniels, Jr. Burial will be in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are his wife, Grace Sturgill, 2 daughters: Anna Lou Murphy, Columbus, Kay Cordle, Louisa; 2 sons: Harold Gene Sturgill, Mt. Sterling, OH, Kenneth "Cork" Sturgill, Blaine; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 9, 1993

THOMPSON, Clara (White)
1906-1993
Clara White Thompson, 87, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 6, following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was born Jun 1, 1906 in Louisa,, a daughter of the late Keen and Livena Combs White. She was a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 9 (today) at 1 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Edith Seitz, of Louisa, Marie Stewart of Catlettsburg and Viola Lee of Circleville, OH; 5 brothers, Clarence White of Mt. Sterling, Charles White of Ashland, Lindsey White of Detroit, MI, Lawrence White of Indianapolis, IN and Carl White of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1993

THOMPSON, Robert T.
1907-1993
Robert T. Thompson, 85, of Columbus, OH, died Thursday, Jun 3 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 15, 1907 in Louisa. Preceded in death by his parents, Lafe and Della Thompson. He was a lifetime member of Southside Baptist Church and was retired from City of Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 5 at Miller Funeral Home in Columbus by Rev. William H. Raper and Rev. Dan Lambert. Burial was in Concord Cemetery. Surviving ae his wife, Cora; a son, Paul Thompson of New Albany; 3 daughters, Betty Bellomy of Grove City, Doris Wellman of Huntington and Jan Perry of Reynoldsburg; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jun 9, 1993

WEBB, Anna (Roop)
1913-1993
Anna Roop Webb, 79, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Webb was born Oct 8, 1913 inn Martin County, a daughter of Everett and Emma Roop Harless. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Oscar Mayo and John Maynard. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 28 at Richardson Chapel Church with Rev. Cecil Price and Brother Tommy Meade. Burial was in Roop family cemetery at Milo, KY. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Webb of Louisa; a son, John Mayo of Louisa, a brother, Elisha Roop and a sister, Esta Muncy, both of Inez; 5 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1993

WELLMAN, Dollie J. (Maynard)
1911-1993
Dollie J. Wellman, 82, of Lavalette, WV, died Monday, Jun 14 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Wellman was born Mar 23, 1911 in Glenallum, WV, a daughter of the late Doliver and Nettie Wellman Maynard. She was a member of the Spruce Baptist Church and graduated from Marshall University in 1979 at 69 years old. She was the oldest to graduate in the school’s history. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jun 17 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are a son, Ulrich Jack Schaffer, 2 daughters, Lottie Ann Perry of Fort Gay, and Nettye B. Cutright of Kissimmee, FL; a sister, Phyllis Hamilton of Jacksonville, FL; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 16, 1993

YORK, Goldie (Fugett)
1908-1993
Goldie York, 84 of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 13 following a long illness. Mrs. York was born Dec 12, 1908, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Millard and Kate Patrick Fugett. She was a Freewill Baptist member. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Torchlight Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Christline Skiba of Chardon, OH and Roberta Raybuck of Menter, OH; 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 16, 1993

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BLANTON, Eual
1913-1993
Eual Blanton, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Blanton was born Dec 17, 1913 in Johnson County, KY, a son of Sam and Sarah Fairchild Blanton. He was a retired State Highway employee. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 25 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie G. Hayes and Ellis Hamilton. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Surviving are his wife, Ressie Blanton of Louisa; a sister, Alma Vanhoose of Dunbar, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1993

CARTER, Millard H.
1922-1993
Millard H. Carter, 71, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Morgans Creek, died Thursday, Jul 22 in Community Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Carter was born Jun 13, 1922 on Morgans Creek, a son of the late Hobert and Eva Rice Carter. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 25 at Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Cox and Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Carter Cemetery in Morgans Creek. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Katherine Carter of Columbus, 4 sisters, Frances Adams of Columbus, Lola Elam and Dana Skaggs both of Nashville, TN and Shirley Louise Hunt of Logan, WV; 2 brothers, Tommy Carter of Beckley, WV and Glen Carter of Columbus and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 28, 1993

DELONG, Shirlie E. (Preece)
1904-1993
Shirlie E. Delong, 88, of route 4, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 3 following a long illness. Mrs. Delong was born Jul 26, 1904 in Naugatuck, WV, a daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Jane Hardin Preece. She was a member of the Church of God. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gallie Isaac, Amon Diamond and Joe Elam. Burial was in Delong family cemetery. Surviving are a daughter: Roberta Prince, East Liverpool, OH, 2 sons: Forest Delong, Louisa, Joe Jack Delong, Greenup, KY, a brother: Ernest Preece, Selmer, TN; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 7, 1993

DERIFIELD, Maxine (Gillman)
1941-1993
Maxine Gillman Derifield, 51, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Jul 17 following an extended illness. Mrs. Derifield was born Nov 23, 1941 in Whitman, WV, a daughter of the late Body and Lula McGraw Gillman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jul 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Roy Adkins. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery at Clifford. Surviving are her husband, Gary L. Derifield of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Margie Baker and ruby Belcher, both of Columbus, OH; 6 brothers, Dewey Gillman of Columbus, Dennis Gillman, of Akron, OH, Leonard Gillman, Clifford Gillman and Robert Gillman all of Logan, WV; and Estil Gillman of Ranger, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1993

ELSWICK, Rozella (Bellomy)
1898-1993
Rozella Bellomy Elswick, 95, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Jul 1, following a long illness. Mrs. Elswick was born in Buchanan a daughter of the late William and Cecilia Miller Bellomy. She was a member of Garrretts Chapel Church at route 4, Louisa. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 4, at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Fritts. Burial was in Ogle Cemetery in Buchanan. Surviving area  daughter, Dorothy Lee Conley of route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; a sister, Belva Todd of Ashland. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1993

HAMMOND, Marion Websel
1920-1993
Marion Websel Hammond, 73, of route 1, Webbville, died Thursday, Jul 1 at his residence. Mr. Hammond was born Feb 3, 1920, in Webbville, a son of Boston Hammond and the late Opal Webb Hammond. He was a retired employee for the Kentucky Division of Forestry and was a cattle farmer. He was a former school bus driver for the Lawrence County School System and was a veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 4 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Hammond family cemetery on his farm in Webbville. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Additional survivors include his wife, Naomi Hammond; 2 daughters, Janet Carole Arrington of Daytona Beach, FL and Judith Bayes of Willard, KY; 4 grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 7,1 993

HOLT, Paul
1914-1993
Paul T. Holt, 79, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Friday, Jul 16, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Holt was born May 1, 1914 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Claude and Pauline Copley Holt. He was a  retired West Virginia Department of Highways employee. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Holt family cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Clovia M. Holt, 7 daughters: Barbara Blevins, Catlettsburg, KY, Ruby Calderone, Columbus, OH, Maxine Endicott, Daytona, FL, Helen Perry, Huntington, WV, Elizabeth C. Crabtree, Tammy Holt and Tina D. Finley all of Fort Gay; 7 sons: Claude D. Holt, Huntington, James P. Holt, Catlettsburg, Jerry L. Holt, Greenville, AL, Joe E. Holt, Bruce D. Holt, Michael R. Holt and Terry D. Holt all of Fort Gay; 6 sisters: Edith Kidd, Mansfield, OH, Myrtle Vinson, Oklahoma, Lena McCloud and Bonnie Bellomy both of Kenova, WV; Kathleen Vanhoose, Ashland, Dimple Thompson, Fort Gay; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1993

KITTS, Eula (Jackson)
1915-1993
Eula Jackson Kitts, 78, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jun 30 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Kitts was born Jun 3, 1915, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late John and Laura Thompson Jackson. Her husband, Wayne Kitts, died in 1981. She attended Rush Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery in Mill Creek, WV. Surviving are 3 daughters, Doris Robinson of Cleveland, OH, Betty Thompson of Mansfield, OH, and Patty Lykins of Genoa, WV; 6 sons, Billy Kitts, Ralph Kitts, Tommy Kitts, Jim Kitts, Bobby Kitts, and Joe Kitts, all of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, John V. Jackson of Cleveland and Willie Jackson of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Odalea Jackson of Fort Gay, Blanche Thompson of Genoa and Marylena Jackson of Cleveland; 2 half sisters from Connecticut; 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 7, 1993

LEMASTER, Anthonia “Tony”
1936-1993
Anthonia “ Tony” Lemaster, 57, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Jul 12 following an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born Mar 23, 1936 in Potters, KY, a son of the late Eddie and Laura Ball Lemaster. He was a member of Oak Grove Church, Vinson Lodge F & AM #66 and an Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 15 at 2 at the Oak Grove Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. A military service will be performed by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. A Masonic service will be performed by Vinson Lodge 66. Burial will be in Lemaster family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Lemaster, a daughter: Mrs. Paul "Sis" Ayers, route 1, Fort Gay; 3 sons: Eddie Allen Lemaster and Bart Lemaster both of route 1, Louisa, Cecil Darren Lemaster, route 3, Louisa; 3 sisters: Carol Hogston, Louisa, Martha Hammonds, route 2, Catlettsburg, Etta Mae Holt, Huntington, WV; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1993

LOCKWOOD, Patricia Ann (Towler)
1948-1993
Patricia Ann Towler Lockwood, 45 of North Syracuse, NY, died Wednesday Jul 21 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse after a long illness. Mrs. Lockwood was born in 1948 in Hopkinsville, a daughter of Grover C. and Beuton Towler. She was the wife of Quentin Lockwood, Jr., campus minister at Ashland Community College from 1969 to 1972. She was married to the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ike Lockwood, long time residents of Louisa. Her father in law is Rev. Quentin Lockwood, Sr. of Ashland. She was a teacher with the North Syracuse School District and a member of Bellewood Baptist Church. She was a member of the North Syracuse Teachers Association and the Cicero-North Syracuse Optimists Club. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 24 in Bellewood Baptist Church in North Syracuse by the Rev. Dr. J. Mark Lawson. A second service as conducted Monday, Jul 26 in Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Burial was in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. She is also survived by 3 sons, Quentin Lockwood, III of Washington D. C., Daniel M. Lockwood of Georgetown and Benjamin P. Lockwood at home and a brother, Grover C. Towler, III of Newburgh, IN. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1993

MOORE, Delmer
1911-1993
Delmer Moore, 81, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Jul 11 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Moore was born Jul 24, 1911 in Mattie, KY, a son of the late William H. and Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Moore. He was a member of South Columbus Free Will Baptist church and a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 15 at 11 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Castle Moore, a sister, Louise Hager Burton of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1993

MUNCY, Lena (Dingess-Marcum)
1928=1993
Lena Marcum Muncy, 64, of Orchard Street, Fort Gay, died Monday, Jul 26 at her son’s residence. Mrs. Muncy was born Aug 11, 1928 in East Lynn, WV, a daughter of Jake and Hester Dolton Dingess. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 29 at 11 at Silvercreek United Baptist Church at Crum, WV by Rev. Luther Dingess. Burial will be in Williamson Cemetery, Kermit, WV. Surviving are 4 sons, Bobby Le Marcum, Leonard Ray Marcum, both of Fort Gay, Liss Marcum of Louisa and Kennedy Marcum of Kermit, WV; 3 brothers, Sam Dingess of East Lynn, Ervin Dingess of Genoa, and Pete Dingess of Peoples, OH, a sister, Nancy Angell of Fort Collins CO and 5 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1993

NELSON, Paulette (Bussey)
1934-1993
Paulette Nelson, 59, of Cincinnati, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 7 in St. Francis-St. George Hospital in Cincinnati. Mrs. Nelson was born Mar 15, 1934 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Wellman Bussey. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bobby Joe Workman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Stephen Nelson and Joe Richard Nelson, both of Cincinnati; a half sister, Jessie Sue Meek of Louisa;; 2 step brothers, Randall Bussey and Henry Webb Bussey and 5 grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1993

PICKRELL, Thomas Benard
Thomas Benard Pickrell, 79, of Tampa, FL, died Thursday, Jun 17 at his residence. Mr. Pickrell was the son of the late Delbert and Lillian Heston Pickrell of Louisa. He was married to the late Wilma Phillips Pickrell. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist Church in Tampa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Angela Neal of Tampa, FL and Jean Straily of Riverview, FL; 3 sons, William B. Pickrell, David Pickrell and Johnny D. Pickrell, all of Tampa; 2 brothers, Charles Pickrell of Toledo and Ernest of Tampa; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Duval Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 28, 1993

PRESLEY, Paul Garlen
1946-1993
Paul Garlen Presley, 47, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Jul 11 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Presley was born Mar 11, 1946 in Tabors Creek, WV, a son of Ida Ball Presley of Huntington and the late John Presley. He was retired from N & W Railroad. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Jul 15 at Presley Cemetery in Tabors Creek by Rev. Herman Wellman. Additional survivors include his wife, Mollie Presley; 3 daughters, Jewell Tingler, Kathy Napier and Crystal Gale Presley, all of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Paul David Presley, Kenneth Ray Presley and Michael Paul Presley all of Fort Gay; 6 sisters,  Lona Mae Peck, birdie Diamond, Margie Maynard and Louise Bowens all of Columbus, OH, Gertrude Marcum of Gallipolis, OH, and Etta Mae Justice of Ashland; 2 brothers, Harmie Presley of Fort Gay and Rev. John Clyde Presley of Huntington; 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1993

PRESTON, Arthur, Jr.
1921-1993
Arthur Preston, Jr., 71, of 401 W. Sycamore St., Louisa, died Tuesday, Jul 6 at his home. Mr. Preston was born Aug 2, 1921 at Richardson, a son of the late Arthur Sr and Lillian Wilbur Preston. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee and a former employee of Martiki Coal Company at Inez. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church in Ashland, Apperson Lodge 195 F &AM in Louisa and Richardson Lodge F & AM. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. George Robinette. Burial was in Wallace-Preston Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Yvonne Hale Preston, 2 daughters: Judith Pariseau, Huntington, WV, Janice Preston, Anaheim, CA, a son: Michael Preston, Anaheim, CA, 2 sisters: Edna Childers, Louisa and Margaret Vanhoose, Richardson, KY; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 14, 1993

SAULSBURY, James Robert
James Robert Saulsbury, 66 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 24 in Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Mr. Saulsbury was born in Fort Gay, a son of the late James Allen and Chloe Daniels Saulsbury. He was a self employed carpenter and a World War II Air Force Veteran. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Jul 27 at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Betty McClure Saulsbury; a daughter, Barbara Roberts of Columbus; 4 sons, James Saulsbury, David J. Saulsbury, Danny Lee Saulsbury and Gerald Thomas Saulsbury, all of Columbus, a sister, Sarah K. Roberts of Louisa; 2 brothers, Rush Saulsbury of Louisa and Sidney Saulsbury of Columbus and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1993

 

SIMPSON, Georgia Lee (Murray-Carter)
1896-1993
Georgia Lee Carter Simpson, 97, of 807 Lock Ave, Louisa, died Monday, Jul 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Simpson was born Jan 1, 1896 in Peach Orchard, a daughter of the late Hiram and Agnes Preston Murray. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 28 (today) at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julian Hammonds. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Ruth Isaacs of Louisa, Mary Ellen Smith of Marysville, TN and Laura Lee Youngblood of Cadillac, MI; 2 sons, Walter Fields Carter, Jr. of Danville, IL and William E. Carter of Columbus, OH; 3 stepsons, James Simpson and Robert Simpson, both of Louisa and John Simpson of Irving, TX; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 28,1993

WELLMAN, Harriet (Skeens)
1899-1993
Harriet Skeens Wellman, 93, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Jun 29. Mrs. Wellman was born Oct 22, 1899, at Wayne County, a daughter of the late Granville and Louverne Fortner Skeens. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Brady Wellman and one son, Frank Wellman. She was a faithful member of Spruce Lick Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Wilma Walls of Huntington and Louverne Scott of Proctorville, OH; 4 sons, Herbert Wellman and Jack Wellman both of Fort Gay; Claude Wellman and Jim Wellman both of Huntington, WV; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1993

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ADAMS, Smith Jr.
1926-1993
Smith Adams, Jr., 67, of route 3, Louisa, died Friday, Aug 13 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born May 28, 1926 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Smith Adams, Sr. and Ida Berry Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Liesengang. He was a retired security guard at Humana Hospital-Louisa, and a member of the Moore’s Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 16 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Bernard Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Christine Robertson of Louisa; a son, Henry Adams of Louisa; 2 sisters, Gladys Diamond of Fallsburg and Eva Hogan of Las Vegas, NV and 4 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1993

BOWLING, Rosemary (May)
1939-1993
Rosemary Bowling, 54, of Risingsun, OH, formerly of Cherokee, died Wednesday, Aug 18 at her home. Mrs. Bowling was born Jun 11, 1939 in Cherokee, a daughter of the late Thomas and Belvia Large May. She was co-owner and secretary-treasurer of Bowling Transportation, Inc in Wayne, OH. She was a graduate of Blaine High School and attended Ashland Community College and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 21 at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria, OH by the Rev. David Chapman. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in West Millgrove, OH. Surviving are her husband, Bill J. Bowling; a son, Donald K. Bowling of Wayne, a daughter, JoAnn May of Risingsun; 5 brothers, Johnny May and Paul May both of Webbville, Oscar May and Joe Ray May, both of Columbus, OH and Marvin “Junior” May of West Jefferson, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1993

BOYS, Freida (Copley)
1922-1993
Freida Boys, 71, of route 2 Fort Gay, died Saturday, Aug 7. Mrs. Boys was born Feb 14, 1922 in Wayne, WV, a daughter of Ezra Copley and Alice Copley Blackburn. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 9 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Russell Boys of Fort Gay; 5 sisters, Mary McCoy of Louisa, Alka Tesner of Royal Oak, MI, Lucille Fluty of Grand Blac, MI and Betty Allen of Weirton, WV and Bethel Coleman of Warfield, KY, a sister in law, Barbara Spears of Fort Gay and a brother in law, Robert Boys of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 11, 1993

BUTCHER, Richard
1931-1993
Richard Butcher, 61, of Louisa, died Saturday, Aug 7 at his home. Mr. Butcher was born Dec 21, 1931 in Williamsport, a son of the late Rich and Cynthia Bowens Butcher. He was a truck driver with the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Louisa and a member of the United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 10 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Edna Butcher, 2 daughters: Mrs. Phillip "Connie" Clay and Mrs. Ricky "Patty" Clay both of Louisa; 2 sons: Rickey Lee Butcher, star route, Louisa, Ronald Dean Butcher, Paris, TN; 2 sisters: Mrs. Goldie Ward, Paintsville, KY; Mrs. Massie Ward, Offutt, KY; a half brother: Jeptha Ward, Jr., Paintsville, KY; 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

COLE, Violet Sarah Catherine (Stoneligh)
1909-1993
Violet Sarah Catherine Cole, 84, of H.C. 80, Martha, KY, died Monday, Aug 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Cole was born Jun 28, 1909, in Ladysisnth Natal, South Africa, a daughter of Thomas and Marie Catherine Bailey Stoneligh. Burial will be in McKinster Cemetery at Martha, KY. Surviving are 3 daughters, Ilona Mulder and Valmay Noreen McKinster both of Martha and Lynette Miller of South Africa; 4 sons, Terence James Cole, Dennis Cecil Cole and Lewis Reginal Cole all of Las Vegas, NV and Brian Kenneth Cole of South Africa; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

COLEGROVE, Ernestine (Holbrook)
Ernestine Colegrove of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Aug 22. Mrs. Colegrove was born in Webbville, a daughter of Oscar and Lucy Kelley Holbrook. She was of the Christian faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 25, (today) at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Mathew Adams, Rev. Ernest Bush and Rev. Gordon Crisp.  Surviving are her husband, Rumea Colegrove; a daughter, Carolyn Newland of Grayson; 2 sisters, Irene Bays of Grayson and Kathleen Runyon of Kenova, WV; 2 brothers, Franklin D. Holbrook of Columbus, OH and Eugene Holbrook of Groveport, OH; a granddaughter and a great granddaughter. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1993

COPLEY, Violet Odeania (Short)
1929-1993
Violet Odeania Copley, 64, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Aug 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Copley was born Mar 1, 1929, in Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Harry Short and Mary Williamson Short Maynard. She was a founder of the Copley Family Gospel Singers and a member of the Apostolic Faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 9 at the Webb Community Church in Webb, WV, by Jack Hollen, minister. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Milender Copley, Jr., 2 daughters, Mary Adeline Harris of Fort Gay and Judy Ann McGinnis of Ashland; 3 sisters, Virginia Woods of Wilmington, OH, Irene Nedelman of Tamarac, FL and Alene Robinson of Lima, OH; 2 brothers, Howard Short of Petersburg, VA and Wilson Short of Waverly, OH; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

ENDICOTT, Sarah (Jarrell)
1910-1993
Sarah Endicott, 82, of Glenhayes, WV, died Saturday, Aug 21, at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Endicott was born Oct 9, 1910 in Glenhayes, WV, a daughter of the late Wayne and Rebecca Whitt Jarrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nile Endicott. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Randy Ratliff. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Edna Crider and Alice Watts, both of Ontario, OH; 4 sons, Charles Endicott of Shelby, OH, Nile Dewey Endicott of Arnoldsburg, WV, James P. Endicott of Fort Gay and Dwight Douglas Endicott of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Lucinda Aumend of Greenwich, OH and Laura Belle Thompson of route 2, Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1993

FINLEY, Minnie (Adkins)
1910-1993
Minnie Adkins Finley, 83, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 22 in Point Pleasant, WV, Pleasant Valley Hospital. Mrs. Finley was born Apr 22, 1910 in Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Littie Rains Adkins. Graveside services was conducted Tuesday, Aug 24 at Adkins Cemetery Rev. Wilhite. Surviving are a son, Morgan Finley of Fort Gay, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1993

GRIFFITH, Mary Florence (Burchett)
1908-1993
Mary Florence Burchett Griffith, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Aug 7 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Griffith was born Jun 25, 1908 in Morgans Creek, a daughter of William and Annie Rose Burchett. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Griffith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 11 (today) at 1 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fannin-Burchett Cemetery at Morgans Creek. Surviving are a brother, Lewis Burchett of Unionville, OH and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

HARLOW, Mary (Smith)
1889-1993
Mary M. Smith Harlow 103 of route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 1 following an extended illness. Mrs. Harlow was born Sep 29, 1889m in Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel D. and Lucinda Fluty Smith. Her husband, H. E. Harlow preceded her in death in 1962. She was a member of Thomas Copley Memorial Methodist Church. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 4 (today) at 2 at Pinehill Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Harlow. Surviving are 2 daughters, Lillian Gaves and Edna Vanhoose both of Fort Gay; a son, Hal Harlow of Richmond, KY; a special granddaughter, Naida Doss of Fort Gay; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 30 great-great grandchildren and 4 great-great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1993

HAYES, Martha, (Thompson)
1898-1993
Martha Hayes, 95, of Louisa, died Saturday, Aug 14 at Elmwood Village, Ashland, KY. Mrs. Hayes was born Feb 28,1 898, in Webbville, a daughter of the late W. K. and Mary Elizabeth Chapman Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. K. Hayes in 1955. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa, Louise Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star and a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was Tuesday, Aug 17 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Leon Greer. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mildred Hayes of Ashland and Mary Maxine Bums of Louisa; a sister, Maxine Malicote of Berea, KY; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1993

HICKS, Viola (Hill)
1907-1993
Viola Hill Hicks, 85, of Webbville, died Sunday, Aug 15 at Grayson, KY. Mrs. Hicks was born Feb 19, 1907 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Johnny and Sena Barker Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ossie Hicks, Jan 1983. She was a member of Smith Chapel Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 18, today, at Smith Chapel Church, Webbville, at 11 by the Rev. Johnny Boggs and Rev. Paul Mayberry. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 10 daughters, Helen Bellomy of Elyria, OH, Pauline Rose of Huntington, Sylvia Campbell and Charlotte Pennington, both of Webbville, Kathleen Bowling of Daytona, FL, Lenora Yonker and Evelyn Rice, both of London, OH, Belva Maley and Virginia Sammons, both of Columbus, OH, and Shirley Davis of Sidney, KY; 5 sons, James Hicks of Columbus, OH, John Hicks and Lawrence (Jack) Hicks, both of Webbville, Lester Hicks of Grayson, KY and Gary Hicks of Fallsburg; a sister, Christine Hope of New Jersey; a brother, James Limbers of Ashland; 36 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1993

MOORE, Carol Ann (Campbell)
1945-1993
Carol Ann Moore, 48, of route 1, Webbville, died Monday, Aug 2 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Moore was born Jan 13, 1945 in Webbville, a daughter of Ova and Thelma Hayes Campbell. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 4 (today) at 11 at Campbell Cemetery route 1, Webbville by the Rev. Gary Mounts. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Paul Moore of route 1, Webbville, a sister, Sharon Galloway of Tarlton, OH; 4 brothers, James Larry Campbell and Kenneth Campbell, both of route 1 Webbville, Alton Campbell and Wayne Campbell both of Route 1, Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 4, 1993

MOORE, Dave
1940-1993
Dave Moore, 53, of 146 East Front Street, New Holland, OH, died Thursday, Aug 12 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Jul 30, 1940, in Louisa, a son of Harrison and Myrta Colvin Moore. He was a foreman for Complete General Construction Company in Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug16 at Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, New Holland, OH by Rev. John Pittman. Burial was in Harrison Township Cemetery at South Bloomfield, OH. Surviving are his wife, Della Tobias Moore of New Holland, OH; 3 sons, Michael Moore of London, OH, James Jarvis of South Bloomfield, OH, and William Jarvis of Tarlton, OH; a brother, Wilson Moore of Louisa; 7 sisters, Edith Thompson of South Bloomfield, OH, Ellen Marie Pack, Pearl Moore and Pauline Hayes, all of Louisa, Zora Anders of Clearwater, FL, Ethel Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Ann Ward of Second Creek, WV; and 3 grandchildren. Local arrangements under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1993

PATTON, Larry Erna
1938-1993
Larry Erna Patton, 55, of Jenson Beach, FL, died Wednesday, Aug 4 in Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, FL. Mr. Patton was born May 18,1 938 in Fallsburg, a son of John B. “Ben” and Effa Diamond Patton of Port St. Lucie, FL. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Lori Kerns and Louann Renfroe, both of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Carolyn Patton Moore of Ocean, NJ and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

PETERS, Jarret A.
1903-1993
Jarret A. Peters, Sr., 89, of route 2, Louisa, died Friday, Jul 30, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Peters was born Dec 4, 1903 at Clifford, a son of the late Millard and Jessie Radcliff Peters. He was a retired employee of C & O Railroad. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa; the Apperson Lodge No. 195 F & AM, Kentucky Colonel and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of the Way. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 1 at the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Jarret A. Peters, Jr. of Louisa; a daughter, Claudine Dimitroff of Louisa;; a sister, Ella Walker of Catlettsburg, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1993

RAINES, Paul E.
1927-1993
Paul E. Raines, 66, of Mansfield, OH, died Wednesday, Aug 11 at his residence. Mr. Raines was born Apr 14, 1927 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Elwood and Bertha Peters Raines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Moore Raines and a son, Paul Anthony Raines. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post 9943, Mansfield, OH. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 14 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Paulette Grant of Caladonia, OH; a son, L. Jack Waddell of Mansfield, OH; a sister, Jessie (Marcella) Bartram of Mansfield, OH; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1993

ROBERTS, Carlos
Carlos H. Roberts, 63, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Little Blaine, died Tuesday, Aug 17 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan and his parents, William M. and Beulah Roberts. He was a Korean veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp and retired from General Motors. The funeral was conducted at O. R. Woodyard Co., Chapel Friday, Aug 20 by Rev. Clifford Ball. Additional graveside service was conducted Friday, Aug 20 at Yatesville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Galllie Isaac. Surviving are 3 brothers, William F. Roberts, and Garland M. Roberts, both of Columbus, OH and Garfield (Roger) Roberts of Houston, TX and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1993

THOMPSON, Johnnie J.
1931-1993
Johnnie J. Thompson, 62, of Route 1, Louisa, died Monday, Aug 9 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Jul 4, 1931 in Louisa, a son of the late Bert and Lillie Castle Thompson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Langley Thompson in Dec 1969. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Aug 12 at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Pamela Perry of Ashville, OH, Ginger Thompson of Pataskala, OH, and Cindy Dunn of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Bert J. Thompson and Curt Thompson, both of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Emogene Bartlett of Columbus, OH, Barbara sue Miler and Dimple Miller both of Millersport, OH; 5 brothers, Joe Thompson and Bill Thompson, both of Columbus, OH, Greg Thompson of Millersport, OH, Warren Thompson and Robert Thompson, both of Louisa and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11,1993

WARD, Robert Lee Thomas
1937-1992
Robert Lee Thomas Ward, 55, of Mount Airy, NC, died Monday, Dec 28, 1992 of a sudden illness. Mr. Ward was born Jun 21, 1937 in Mt. Airy, NC. He was a minister at Mt. Airy Bible School in North Carolina. The funeral was Thursday, Dec 31, 1992 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel  by the Revs. Gene Davis and Harold Fenstermaker. Surviving are his wife, Betty Wood Ward, 2 daughters, Lina J. Ward at home, and Karen Tate of Mount Airy, NC; 2 sons,  Michael L. Ward, at home and Robert Martin (Bob) Ward II, of Mount Airy, NC; a brother, David C. Ward of Greensboro and a nephew, Alan S. Ward of Trinity, NC and an aunt, Madge Carter Salyers of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

WINCHELL, Wray
1932-1993
Wray Winchell, 61, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Aug 7 at his home. Mr. Winchell was born Apr 7, 1932 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Gibson Winchell. He was a retired employee with N & W Railroad. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Donna Sue Cantrell Winchell; 6 daughters, Dorothy Farr and Darlene Winchell, both of Ashtabula, OH, Donita Skeens and Susan Winchell, both of Catlettsburg, Dolly Robinson of Grayson and Denise Thompson of Blaine; 3 sons, Denver Winchell of Ashtabula, Chester Winchell of Catlettsburg and Dickie Winchell of Grayson; 4 step daughters, Tracy Salyers, Lori Salyers, and Mollie Presley all of Catlettsburg, and Louise Whitt of Bloomfield, OH; 2 brothers, Clyde Winchell of Creston, OH and Vernon Winchell of Rittman, OH; 5 sisters, Lucille Vaughn, Shirley Johnson and Mary Winchell all of Newark, OH, Virgie Faye Meade of Johnston, OH and Alta Mae Boggs of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

YOUNG, Bert, Jr.
1925-1993
Bert Young, Jr., of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Aug 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Yong Was born Feb 16, 1925 in Webbville, a son of Bert Young and Martha Triplett Bentley Jones. The funeral will be Wednesday, Aug 11  (today) at 1 at Brammer Gap Methodist Church by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving are 2 sisters, Carmie Jean Lewis and Carolyn McCann, both of Vanceburg, KY, 3 brothers, Johnny Bentley of Marion, OH, Glen Bentley of Garrison, KY and Charles Jones of Vanceburg, KY and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1993

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AKERS, Elder
1919-1993
Elder Akers, 74, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 21, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Akers was born Feb 19, 1919, in Floyd County, a son of the late Burley and Gracie Conn Akers. He was a retired construction worker with Ross Brothers Construction and a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of Labor Local 1445 in Catlettsburg and Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana. The funeral was conducted Saturday Sep 25 at Little Salem Regular Baptist church at Dana by Edd Kidd, Dennis Kidd and Thurman Akers. Burial was in Akers family cemetery at Dana. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Kidd Akers, 3 daughters, Joyce Stewart of Catlettsburg, Janice Castle and Berlina Artrip, both of Louisa, a son, Robert “Buddy” Akers of Louisa; 3 brothers, Willard Akers, Charles “Short” Akers and John Akers, all of Dana; 4 sisters, Nelvia Lewis of Prestonsburg and Bertha McClanahan, Edna Redding and Nollie Robinson, all of St. Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

BAILEY, Hazel (Cooksey)
Hazel Cooksey Bailey, 81, of Seattle, WA formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 23. Mrs. Bailey was a former teacher at Louisa Elementary School, an educational curriculum advisor a the University of Washington and a member of the University Methodist Church in Seattle. Her parents were owners of the Cooksey Department Store. Surviving are her husband, Harry Bailey of Seattle, a daughter, Elaine Bailey Jones of Seattle; 3 sisters, Stella Cooksey, Ruth Childers and Mary Frances Tamplin all of Charleston, WV. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

BROWN, Charles T. “Tom”
1909-1993
Charles T. “Tom” Brown, 83, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Aug 31 at his home. Mr. Brown was born Oct 9, 1909 in Low Gap, NC, a son of the late Archie D. and Isabelle Crouse Brown. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a member of Jewel Masonic Lodge #140. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 3 at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Gay by Elders Ted Asbury and Carter Williamson. Burial was I Asbury Cemetery at Dunlow, WV. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Marie Asbury Brown; 3 daughters, Sara Isabelle Herald of Crum, Phyllis Imogene Zanolini of Dallas, TX, and Arlene Sue Igel of Johnstown, OH; 3 sons, James Thomas Brown of Prichard, WV, Stephen “Denny” Brown of Fort Gay and John Charles Brown of Dallas; 4 sisters, Stella M. Diamond, Hazel M. Jacobs and Nora L. Cockerham, all of Galax, VA and Opal J. Hawks of Low Gap; a brother, Samuel W. Brown of Galax; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

BURCHETTE, Ernestine (Newsome)
1930-1993
Ernestine Burchett, 63, of Rouge 1, Webbville, died Monday, Aug 30 at home. Mrs. Burchette was born Jul 4, 1930 in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Jeff and Sarah Ferrell Newsome. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 2 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Surviving are her  husband, Eugene Burchette; 4 daughters, Frances Wright and Thelma See, both of Louisa, Brenda Vanhorn and Mary Perkins, both of Webbville, 3 sons, William Burchette of Louisa, Stephen Burchette and Ben Burchette both of Webbville; 3 brothers, Lafe Newsome of Ashville, OH, Jeff Newsome of Grayson, and James Newsome of Olive Hill, KY; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

CALHOUN, Stella Mae “Wanda”
1936-1993
Stella Mae “Wanda” Calhoun, 57, died Monday, Aug 30, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Calhoun was born May 17, 1936 in Boardland, WV, a daughter of Clayton and Mary Farris Calhoun. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 1 (today) at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 2 brothers, Ray Calhoun of Burnaugh, KY and Earl Calhoun of Oxford, MI; 4 sisters, Arzie Wellman, Jean Thompson and Gail Frazier, all of Louisa and Martha Blankenship of Burnaugh, KY. Young funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1993

COLEMAN, Carl
1916-1993
Carl Coleman, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, Aug 30 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Coleman was born Feb 14, 1916 in Pike County, a son of the late David and Sarah Coleman. He was a retired miner and merchant, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars #6103 in Louisa, a World War II Army veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 3 at Young Funeral Home by Lundy Coleman, David Coleman, Robert Warrix and Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lesley Blackburn Coleman; 3 daughters, Phyllis Jean Ward and Judy Ann Cline, both of Louisa, and Carol Sue Chapman of Catlettsburg; 7 sisters, Avonell Wardrup of Cocoa Beach, FL, Pearl Justice of Spring Hill, FL, Lois Ann Dari, Ledna Mae Preston, Emolene Click, Utha Thacker and Ova Thacker, all of Pike County; 6 brothers, Lundy Coleman, Danville Coleman, Perry Coleman, and Paul Coleman all of Columbus, OH and David Coleman, Jr., and Russell Coleman both of Shelbianna; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

COPELAND, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Copeland, 86, died Jul 26 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her children, Mary and Charles Cordle and husband, Otto Copeland.  She attended Brown Road Community Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jul 29 at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Trimble. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Ethel V. Russell; grandchildren, Michael (Denise) Casto, Diane (Mark) Borden, Nick (Karen) Russell, Anthony (Pamela) Russell and David (Kathie) Russell; 13 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Clifford of Louisville, KY and many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

FRAZIER, Charles Douglas
1926-1993
Charles Douglas Frazier, 67, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Sep 22 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Frazier was born Apr 11, 1926 in Williamson, WV, a son of the late Charles and Suzanne Napier Frazier. He was a  retired engineer for N & W Railroad, serving 30 years, and was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and choir director. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 24 at Young Funeral Home
chapel by the Rev. Frank Hackworth. Burial was in Frazier-Maynard Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Allen Frazier, a daughter, Dorothy DeLong of route 2, Fort Gay; a son, Charles Donald Frazier of Turkey Creek, KY; a sister, Delores Sue Shannon of Bedford, VA; a brother, Buford Frazier of Mansfield, OH and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

FYFFE, Mandy Ethel (Ferguson)
1915-1993
Mandy Ethel Fyffe, 78, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Sep 8 at her home. Mrs. Fyffe was born Jan 31, 1915 in Relief, a daughter of the late R. L. and Lula Mae Ferguson. Her husband, Arlie Fyffe, died in 1982. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 11 at Upper Room Church, 416 Main Street, Paintsville by the Rev. Jerry Castle and Rev. Joseph R. Tabbi. Burial was in Fyffe family cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 2 daughters, Pat Bailey of Blaine and Jean Jarrell of South Lyon, MI; a son Denver Fyffe of Blaine; 4 sisters, Sophie Ferguson and Delcie Miller, both of West Liberty, Wanda Boose of Lake Village, IN and Ruth Trimble of Ashland; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

FYFFE, Stanly
1934-1993
Stanly Fyffe, 58, of Blaine, died Tuesday, September 7 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Fyffe was born September 11, 1934 in Relief, a son of the late Millard and Sally Fyffe. He was a retired foreman with Ashland Exploration in Martha, a member of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge in Blaine, a member, Sunday School superintendent, and deacon at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of the board of directors of Foothills Rural Telephone at Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Friday, September 10 in Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Roberts, Buck West and Emmett Barker officiating. Burial was in the Fyffe Family Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Rogers Fyffe; 2 daughters, Kathy Music of Lexington and Karen Fyffe of Blaine; 2 sons, Rick Fyffe of Catlettsburg and Ritchie Fyffe of Louisville; a brother, Delmer Fyffe of Blaine; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

HINKLE, Abbie (Miller)
1907-1993
Abbie M. Miller Hinkle, 86, of route 3, Louisa, died Monday, Sep 13 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born Jan 16, 1907 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the John R. and Josephine Thompson Miller, She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay P. Hinkle in 1983. She  was a retired owner of Hinkle Restaurant and Motel, a 50 year member of Rebecca Lodge, and a 60 year member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 15, (today) at 2 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Ethel Senters of Betsy Layne, KY, Phoebe Thompson of Columbus, OH and Thelma Arrington of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

HUGHES Monroe P.
1903-1993
Monroe P. Hughes, 89, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday, Aug 30, at his residence. Mr. Hughes was born Oct 14, 1903 in Busseyville, a son of the late David Clark and Emma Curnutte Hughes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Carter in 1977. He was a retired owner of Hughes Jewelry and Watch Repair, he established in 1950. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 1 (today) at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Neal Frisby officiating. Burial will be in Hughes family cemetery in Busseyville. Surviving are 5 daughters, Sue Sloss and Ann Salyer of Louisa; Nell Bussey and Ellen Greer of Ashland, and Jane Greer of Sullivan, IN, 4 sons, Norman Kay Hughes and Clark Hughes of Louisa, David Wayne Hughes and Larry Tim Hughes of Ashland; 26 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mexia Hughes, Myrtle Meek and Margie Pickrell of Louisa and Madge Bayes of Springfield, OH. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1993

KISE, Charles Raymond
1960-1993
Charles Raymond Kise, 33, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 4 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Kise was born Jun 30, 1960, in Columbus, OH, a son of Raymond and Mary Groves Kise of Louisa. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 7 at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Bevins and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Kise Cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Kelly Ann Kise and Lisa Marie Kise both of California; 2 sisters, Rita Jacobs of Albany, IN and Paula Kise of Cincinnati; a brother, Kevin Ray Kise of Louisa and his paternal grandmother, Cora Kise of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

MARCUM, Gladys Marie
1938-1993
Gladys Marie Marcum, 55, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 16 at her residence. Ms. Marcum was born Jul 3, 1938 in Louisa, a daughter of John H. and Flora Short Marcum. She was preceded in death by a brother, Cleveland Marcum and a half brother, Henry Marcum. She was a member of the Inez Church of God. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 19 at Inez Church of God by Pastor Barbara Fannin. Burial was in Marcum family cemetery at Buffalo Horn, KY. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Fletcher of route 5, Louisa; 3 sons, Thomas Sallee and Michael Sallee both of route 5, Louisa,a nd John Leo Sallee of Radnor, WV; 6 brothers, James C. Marcum of Westfield, IN, Clifford Marcum of Richmond Hill, GA, Wallace Marcum of Fortville, IN, Leroy Marcum of route 5, Louisa, Ray Dean Marcum of Indiana, and Paul Jr. Marcum of Columbus, OH and 6 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1993

MAYES, Grace (Damron)
1897-1993
Grace Damron Mayes, 96, of Lexington died Tuesday, Aug 31 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Mayes was born in 1897, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late John B. and Claudia Damron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Hobson Mayes in 1988. She was a retired school teacher from the Lexington School System and a member of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a grandson, Dr. Steven Jeffrey of California; 2 sisters, Mrs. Con Carter of Chesapeake, OH and Mrs. Conrad Stowers of Beckley, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

MCCLOUD, Nona (Bartram)
1902-1993
Nona McCloud, 91, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Saturday, Aug 28 in St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. McCloud was born Apr 15, 1902 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Ezra and Martha Vicker Bartram. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert McCloud. She was a member of Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 31 at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Billups Gap Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Gladys Dean of Fort Gay and Maxine Smith of Dayton, OH; 2 sons, Kelsie McCloud and Kenneth McCloud, both of Fort Gay; a sister, Enid Cotton of Rittman, OH; a brother, Arnold Bartram of Orrville, OH; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1993

MCDOWELL, James L. “Buddy”
1938-1993
James L. “Buddy” McDowell, 55, of Blaine, died Tuesday, Aug 31 at his home. Mr. McDowell was born Jan 28, 1938 at Cains Creek, a son of the late Ora and Gertie Boggs McDowell of Blaine. He was a lineman with Edwards Construction Company. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 2, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Tom Jackson. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery at Cains Creek. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Holbrook McDowell, Blaine, a son: James McDowell, Columbus, OH; 3 step daughters: Johnetta Thomas, Blaine, Tina Gillman and Bobbie Ann Thompson, both of Lebanon, OH; 5 stepsons: Glenn Hopson, Jimmy Hopson both of Blaine, Frank Childers, Blaine, John Childers and Tom Childers both of Michigan; 2 grandchildren, several step grandchildren; 8 sisters: Joy Estep, South Point, OH, Goldie Young, Ashland, KY, Judy Limings, Olive Hill, KY, Shirley McCarty, and Linda Steele, both of Blaine, Joyce Carter, South Shore, KY, Carrie Campston and Nora Endicott both of Catlettsburg, KY, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

MCKENZIE, Castera (Salyers)
1918-1993
Castera McKenzie, 75, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday, Sep 6 at her home. Mrs. McKenzie was born Feb 17, 1918 in Elna, KY, a daughter of the late George and Mary Hettie Thomas Salyers. She was a member of the Old Bethel United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, KY. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 8 (today) at Old Bethel United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, KY at 11 a.m. by Melvin Wright, Paulie Keaton, Mike Roberts and Claude Robinson. Burial will be in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget, KY. Surviving are 5 daughters, Sharon Perry of Louisa, Bonnie Sturgill of Zelda, Garnett Skaggs of Martha, Susie Holstein of Columbus, OH, Gaye McKenzie of Phoenix, AZ; 3 sons, Emerson McKenzie of Fort Gay, George McKenzie of Sheppard, KY, and Frankie McKenzie of Mesa, AZ; 2 brothers, John Salyers and Thomas Salyers; 4 sisters, Hazel Williams of Columbus, OH, Mildred Griffith of Catlettsburg, KY, Lillian Salyers of Nebraska, and Louella Cremeans of Columbus, OH. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

MEADE, Anthony Joseph
NAPIER, Paul Edward, II
Funeral services were held Monday for a Tolsia High School student and another youth who were killed in a weekend car crash near Fort Ga. According to a report issued Saturday by the Wayne County (WV) Sheriff’s Department, Anthony Joseph “Tony” Meade, 18 and Paul Edward Napier, II, 16, both of Prichard, were traveling east on West Virginia route 37 at fort Gay at around 3:15 a.m. Saturday when their car ran off the two-lane road in a curve, went over an embankment and crashed into a creek. Napier was a junior at Tolsia High School and Meade graduated from Tolsia in 1992. Meade was driving a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control of the vehicle in a curve, the report said. Both Meade and Napier were pronounced death at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

MOORE, Clifton
1922-1993
Clifton Moore, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 4 at his home. Mr. Moore was born Dec 22, 1922 at Mattie, a son of the late Dillon and Fannie Thompson Moore. He was a retired farmer and a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 6 at the Mattie Methodist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Lee Robinette. Burial was in Moore family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lois Jean Moore; a daughter: Helen Ferguson; a son: John Moore, both of route 3, Louisa, 3 sisters: Mrs. Opal Moore, Johnstown, OH, Mrs. Grathel Parks, Utica, OH, Mrs. Fern Hicks, Columbus, OH; 2 brothers: Robert Moore, Utica, Eugene Moore, Proctorville, OH; a grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

NAPIER, Paul Edward, II
MEADE, Anthony Joseph
Funeral services were held Monday for a Tolsia High School student and another youth who were killed in a weekend car crash near Fort Ga. According to a report issued Saturday by the Wayne County (WV) Sheriff’s Department, Anthony Joseph “Tony” Meade, 18 and Paul Edward Napier, II, 16, both of Prichard, were traveling east on West Virginia route 37 at fort Gay at around 3:15 a.m. Saturday when their car ran off the two-lane road in a curve, went over an embankment and crashed into a creek. Napier was a junior at Tolsia High School and Meade graduated from Tolsia in 1992. Meade was driving a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control of the vehicle in a curve, the report said. Both Meade and Napier were pronounced death at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

SHANNON, Nellie Louise (Burton)
1919-1993
Nellie Louise Shannon, 74, of New Port Richey, died Sunday, Sep 12 at HVCA Bayonet Point/Hudson Medical Center. Mrs. Shannon was born in Adams, KY. She was a retired production worker for Western Electric and a member of Calvary Temple Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Charles Shannon; a son, Ralph Jiles of Pearl Beach; 2 step sons, Bruce Shannon of West Virginia and Michael Shannon of Fort Riley, KS; a daughter, Linda Dalgam of Pataskala, OH; a step daughter, Mary Barrass of Lancaster, CA; a brother Hager Burton of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Sep 29, 1993

SHORT, Bessie (Stone)
1940-1993
Bessie Lee Short, 52, of 104 Franklin Street, Louisa, died Monday, Aug 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Short was born Sep 17, 1940 at Louisa, a daughter of Rebecca  Barker Stone of Louisa and the late William Stone. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 26, at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Additional survivors include 4 sisters, Joann Hylton an Brady Robertson, both of Louisa, Maggie Thompson of Wayne, WV, and Goldie Stevens of Columbus, OH; 4 brothers, Charles Stone, Homer Cantrell and Bill Stone, all of Louisa and Ernest Stone of Ashland; and a half sister, Nancy King of Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1993

SHOUP, Nelson
1908-1993
Nelson Shoup, 85, of Blaine, died Saturday, Sep 4 in Carter County Health Care Center in Grayson. Mr. Shoup was born Feb 27, 1908 in Dowling, OH, a son of the late John and Myrtle Spindle Shoup. He was a retired employee of Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church and Jake Wright Masonic Lodge in Blaine. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Sep 7 at Certain family cemetery in Blaine by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Tivis Ison. Surviving are his wife, Stella Certain Shoup; 2 sisters, Mabel Moser of Kettering, OH and Lois Davis of Wrightwood, CA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

SPARKS, James Edison
1916-1993
James Edison Sparks, 77 of Ray Williams Villa, Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 18 at his residence. Mr. Sparks was born Aug 24, 1916 in Lawrence County, a son of J. B. and Sarah Conley Sparks. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Sparks, a sister, Martha Davis; a granddaughter, Lori Gee; and a grandson, Eric Sparks. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways, a Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 20 at Morgan’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bobby Workman and Rev. John Deboard. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W. O. Johnson, American Legion Post #89. Burial was in Sparks family cemetery, Morgan’s Creek, KY. Surviving are his wife, Leona Christian Sparks; a daughter, Bonnie Gee of Columbus, OH; 4 sons, Ralph Sparks of Lancaster, OH, Rev. Colby Sparks of Jackson, OH, Rev. Larry Sparks of Louisa and Joe Sparks of Louisa; 2 sisters, Dorothy Murphy of Akron, OH and Eva Fields of Catlettsburg,; 2 brothers, Paul E. Sparks of Louisville, KY and Sherwood Sparks of Beckley, WV; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1993

STOUT, Frances Louise (Marcum-Sturgill)
1937-1993
Frances Louise Sturgill Stout, 56, of Blaine died Monday, Sep 13 following an extended illness. Mrs. Stout was born Mar 24, 1937 in Smyth County, VA, a daughter of the late Boyd and Della Louise Pennington Marcum. She was a member of Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Dingess, WV. A graveside service will be conducted Friday, Sep 17 at 2 at Stout family cemetery, Brushy Fork. Surviving are her husband, Jerry Lee Stout of Blaine, a daughter, Alice Christine Meyer of Bakersfield, CA; a sister, Penny Sue McWritach of Bakersfield, CA; 3 brothers, Boyd Marcum of Harlton, TX, Dennis Marcum of Whitehouse, TX and Jerrell Marcum of Lenore, WV; a grandson and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

THOMPSON, Ella Adelene (Frazier)
1920-1993
Ella Adelene Frazier Thompson, 72, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Sep 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was born in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Susanne Napier Frazier. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Yates. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Leonard Thompson, a daughter: Lynette Chaffin, route 2, Catlettsburg, 2 sons: Charles "Chick" Thompson and Steven Emory Thompson both of Fort Gay, a sister: Sue Shannon, Bedford, VA; 2 brothers: Douglas Frazier, Fort Gay, Buford Frazier, Fort Gay; a grandchild, a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1993

THOMPSON, Simon “Pete”
1910-1993
Simon “Pete” Thompson, 83, of Fort Gay, died Friday Sep 24 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mr. Thompson was born Feb 12, 1910 at Mill Creek, WV, a son of the late Steve and Belle Seabolt Thompson. His wife, Edna Hunt Thompson, preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 26  at Salt Petre Community Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Thompson family cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters: Kathlene Short, Louisa, Kizzie Marcum, Evelyn Pack, Dorothy Thornhill all of Fort Gay, WV; 5 sons: Charles Edward Thompson, William Thompson, Glen Thompson, Roy Thompson, Arbie Thompson all of Fort Gay, WV; 3 sisters: Rosie Hare, Maquoketa, IA, Lizzie Thompson, Fort Gay, Edna May Hunt, Mansfield, OH, 2 brothers: Homer Thompson and Fred Edward Thompson, all of Fort Gay; 38 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1993

TOMLIN, Virginia June (Moore)
1927-1993
Virginia June Tomlin, 66, died Thursday, Sep 2 in St. Anns Hospital in Westerville, OH. She was born Jun 1, 1927 in Louisa, a daughter of Harrison and Flora Gilliam Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Tomlin. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 4 at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 2830 Cleveland Ave at Lakeview Ave, Columbus, OH by the Rev. Floyd Smith. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Collins; 2 sons, Warren (Butch) Tomlin and Larry Tomlin; 4 grandsons, Michael Lewis, Mark Lewis, T. J. Tomlin and Phillip Collins; a granddaughter, Missy Lewis; and 2 great grandsons, Brandon Lewis and Cameron Lewis. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

WEBB, Dewey Lee
1936-1993
Dewey Lee Webb, 56, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Thursday, Sep 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born Nov 12, 1936, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Earl Dewey and Bessie Robertson Webb. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Doss. He was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 5 at Oak Grove Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Grace Dillon Webb, 2 daughters, Missy Webb O’Daniel of Louisa and Lisa Fluty of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Dewey Webb, Jr., Billy Ray Webb and Heath Allen Webb all of Fort Gay; a brother, Elmer Ray Webb of Fort Gay; 5 sisters, Rebecca Hardwick, Lillian Hundley and Helen Frazier all of Fort Gay; and Betty Duncan of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1993

WOOTEN, Alene
\1925-1992
Alene Wooten, 67, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 25 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center at Louisa. Miss Wooten was born Oct 28, 1925 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Fred and Lydia Chapman Wooten. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep  27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Lorene Wooten of Ashland; 2 brothers, Billy Wooten of Louisa and Wayne Fredrick Wooten of Cardington, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29,1993

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OCTOBER

ADAMS, Paul
1923-1993
Paul Adams, 70 of Whitman, WV, died Wednesday, Oct 20 in Charleston Area Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born Feb 3, 1923 in Lawrence County, a son of the late James Millard and Lucy Belle Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Monnie Kelly Adams, his parents, 2 sisters, Irene Adams and Bernice Jennings. He was a retired coal miner and a member of No. 14 Whitman Freewill Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 23 at No. 14 Whitman Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Survivors include 5 daughters, Millie Ash of Huntington, Nancy Spencer of Mill Creek, Sandy Adams, Becky Adams and Kelly Adams all of Whitman; 4 sons, Jimmy Adams of Mill Creek, Paul M. Adams and Keith Adams, both at home and Mark Adams of Delbarton; 4 sisters, Madge Simpson of Enon, OH, Hazel Olson and Permelia Rogers of Liberal, KS and Helen Chaffin of Blaine; 3 brothers, Chester Adams of Wurtland, KY, Bernard Adams of Columbus, OH, and Fred Adams of Liberal, KS; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1993

ADKINS, Joseph T.
1925-1993
Joseph T. Adkins, Sr., 68, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Sep 28 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Adkins was born Mar 16, 1925 in Martin County, a son of the late Matt and Nora Damron Adkins. He was a retired coal miner. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Sep 30 at Adkins family cemetery in Fort Gay by Joseph Johnson and Joseph Crum. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Maynard Adkins; 3 daughters, Janet Varney and Pamela Rose, both of Stone, and Linda Lou Johnson of Fort Gay; 5 sons, Ervin P. Adkins of Stone, and Joseph Adkins, Jr., Rudy Adkins, Jimmy Lee Adkins and Vent Bonner Adkins all of Fort Gay; 32 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1993

BAILEY, Opal (Lester)
1915-1993
Opal Lester Bailey, 78, of Mazie, KY, died Friday, Oct 8 at Mazie. Mrs. Bailey was born Jan 4, 1915 in Mazie, a daughter of the late Martin and Rutha Bailey Lester. She was preceded in death by a son in law, Loman Skaggs and a granddaughter, Ashley Green. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 10 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. William Richard Barker and Rev. Emmitt Barker. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are her husband, Escom N. Bailey of Maxie; 3 daughters, Christine Skaggs of Louisville, KY, Billie Jean Kelly of Columbus, OH, and Willadene Creech of Catlettsburg; a son, Michael E. Bailey of Blaine; a sister, Irene Skaggs of Flatwoods; a brother, Rufus Lester of Plain City, OH; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

BARTRAM, Steven Emmanuel
1993-1993
Steven Emmanuel Bartram, infant son of David Claude II and Bernice Gale Robertson Bartram, of Louisa, died at birth Monday, Oct 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Oct 27 (today) at 11 at Guiding Light Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Luther Dingess. Burial will be in Robertson family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Additional survivors include a brother, Michael David Bartram at home; maternal grandparents, Athelene and Vernon Lee Robertson, paternal grandparents, David Claude and Mary Lynne Bartram of Fort Gay; great grandparents, Olive and James Robertson of Fort Gay and Claude and Lea Bartram of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1993

CAMPBELL, Roscoe
1911-1993
Roscoe Campbell, 82, of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 29 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Campbell was born Mar 8, 1911 in Cherokee, a son of the late John D. and Ethel Adams Campbell. He was retired from L. T. Ruth Coal Company. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery in Webbville, Surviving are a son: Arnold Campbell, Louisa; 3 sisters: Opal Murphy, Annie Burchett both of Grove City, OH, Mildred Morgan, Mt. Gilead, OH, 5 brothers: Thurman Campbell, New Philadelphia, OH, Ova Campbell, route 1, Webbville, Riley Campbell, Columbus, OH, Mayo Campbell, Edison, OH, Eldred Campbell, Louisa; 2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1993

CHRISTIAN, Martha Bell (Burchett)
1924-1993
Martha Bell Christian, 69, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 10 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Christian was born Jan 4, 1924 in Yatesville, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Hall Burchett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Christian. She was a member of the Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday (today) Oct 13 at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Bobby Workman and Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will be in Christian cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are 3 sons: Clyde R. Christian, Columbus, OH, Darrell Christian, Mansfield, OH, Clayton Christian, route 4, Louisa; a sister: Ida Mae Hart, Columbus, OH; 7 brothers: Raymond Burchett, and Lawrence Burchett both of Orion, OH, Fred Burchett, Columbus, OH, Paul Burchett and George Burchett both of Delaware, OH, Willard Burchett of Jackson, OH and Jack Burchett of Wheelersburg, OH; 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

CYPHERS, Frances (Young)
1934-1993
Frances Lenora Cyphers, 59, died October 7 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Mrs. Cyphers was born August 5, 1934 in Van Lear, the daughter of Leroy and Ivory Hackney Young of Lowmansville. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jack, Charles and Kenny. She had been employed at Ford Motor Company in Rawsonville, MI for 30 years and was a member of the O. E. S. of Milan, Ruth Chapter #`106. The funeral services was conducted Saturday, October 9 at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home in Milan, with Rev. Walker Harris officiating. Burial was in Marble Park Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Donald Otis Cyphers, her parents, two sons, Ron Cyphers of Milan, MI and Gary Cyphers of Ypsilanti, MI; two daughters, Brenda Hutchins and Donna Deskins both of Ypsilanti, and 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Young of Tyner and Larry Young of Belleville; three sisters, Lois Cox of Spanaway, WA, Joyce Jackson of Willis, MI and JoAnn Martin of Ypsilanti. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

GRIFFITH, Joseph T.
1917-1993
Joseph T. Griffith, 76, of  Blaine, died Thursday, Sep 20 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Griffith was born Aug 22, 1917 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Griffith. He was retired from North American Inc in Columbus, OH. A graveside service was conducted Sunday Oct 3 by the Rev. Dean Pittman a the Griffith family cemetery in Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Jeannie Mae George Griffith; 4 daughters, Karen Sue Griffith of Grayson, Bonnie Griffith of New York, and Myrtle Cantrell and Philyiss Cantrell, both of Blaine; 6 sons, Joe Griffith, Jr., Donald Eugene Griffith, all of Blaine, Billy Ray Griffith of Louisa, Mike Griffith of Charleston, WV and Chuckie Griffith of Cleveland, OH; a step daughter, Mary Griffith of Blaine; a step son, Jimmy Worden of Lancaster, OH; 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1993

GRIFFITH, Sadie (Wellman)
1913-1993
Sadie Griffith, 80, of Mt. Sterling, died Wednesday, Sep 15 in Madison County Hospital. Mrs. Griffith was born Feb 15, 1913 in Louisa, a daughter of John and Suzie Bates Wellman. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Arnold, Dave, Claude and Leonard. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep1 8 at Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with the Rev. David Kocher officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Ora Griffith (married for 63 years); 5 daughters, Lucille Maggard of West Jefferson, Louise Eitel and Bobbie Sue Schilling both of Mt. Sterling, Marlene Cunningham of Chillicothe, and Linda Wilson of Mercer, PA; 4 sons, Jim Griffith of Mt. Sterling, Herb Griffith of Hilliard, Gerald Griffith of Centerburg  and Larry Griffith of Hilliard; 26 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Esta Boggs of Columbus and Elta Kitchen of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1993

HAMMOND, Jessie (George)
1926-1993
Jessie George Hammond, 66, of Claymont Drive, Lexington, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 17. Mrs. Hammond was born Nov 29, 1926 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Joe and Stella Baker George. She was a member of Southland Christian Church and a bookkeeper for Landmark Sprinkler Company. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday (today) Oct 20 at W. R. Milward Morturary in Southland at 11:30 by the Rev. Roy Mays and Rev. Garrett Stephens. Graveside service will be at 3:30 in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Dan D. Hammond, Jr. of Arlington, TX; a sister, Mary Mathis of Lexington; a brother, Jim George of Huntington; and 2 grandsons. W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

HAYES, Janie (Scarberry)
1924-1993
Janie Scarberry Hayes, 69, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 5 in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Hayes was born Sep 26, 1924 in Charley, KY, a daughter of the late Jay and Opal Hinkle Scarberry. The funeral was conducted, Saturday, Oct 9 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hinkle and Scarberry Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Fred V. Hayes of route 1, Louisa, a daughter, Judy Kitchen of Stoutsville, OH; a sister, Doris Jean Moore of Galloway, OH; 4 brothers, James Edward Scarberry and Robert J. Scarberry both of Louisa, Donald Ray Scarberry of Pataskala, OH and Fred Leon Scarberry of Orient, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

HINKLE, Billy Joe
1937-1993
Billy Joe Hinkle, 55, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 14 at his home. Mr. Hinkle was born Dec 4, 1937, in Louisa, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Childers Hinkle. He was a disabled construction worker and a member of the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Hinkle family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Dixon Hinkle, a daughter, Debbie Rice of Louisa, a grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

JENNINGS, James C.
1921-1993
James C. Jennings, 72, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Oct 14 at his home. Mr. Jennings was born Feb 20, 1921 in Val Lear, a son of the late Clayton and Amelia Lakin Jennings. He was retired from Armco and Allied Chemical and was a farmer. He was a World War II Army veteran, attended Buchanan Chapel Methodist church and was a member of Greenhill Masonic Lodge 521, W. O. Johnson American Legion Post and Scottish Rite of Covington. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 16 at Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are  his wife, Ruth Copley Jennings, 4 sisters: Delores Perry and Elenora Perry both of Louisa, Shirley Preston, Catlettsburg, KY, Bernice Davis, Liberty Mills, IN; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

KAZEE, Goldie (Hayes)
1908-1993
Goldie Belle Kazee, 85, of Circleville, died Sunday, Oct 10, in Berger Hospital, Circleville, OH. Mrs. Kazee was born Mar 28, 1908 in Ledocia, KY, a daughter of Mathew and Elizabeth Moore Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kazee, Sr., in 1973 and a son. She was a member of the Womens Christian Temperance Union and the Washington Avenue United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Oct 13 at Mader-Peters Funeral Home in Circleville with Rev. Kenneth Fuller officiating. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Surviving are a son, Paul Kazee of Circleville, a daughter, Irene Newsom of Florida; 5 sisters, Emma Gallione of California, June Short and Tina Weber, both of Columbus, Ardelia Spencer and Jewell  Blackburn both of Kentucky; a brother, Otis Hayes of Florida; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

MCKENZIE, Marion (Hawks)
1904-1993
Marion McKenzie, 89, of route 1, Louisa died Tuesday, Oct 12 at J. J, Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. McKenzie was born May 31, 1904 in Binghamton, NY, a daughter of the late William and Zella May Sturtevant Haws. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. McKenzie. She was a retired missionary and a member of the United Methodist Church in Oxford, NY and Eastern Star, Oxford, NY. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 23 at the United Methodist Church, Oxford, NY by Rev. Kenneth Barnes. Surviving are 3 sons, David McKenzie of Lousia, Harold McKenzie of Norwich, NY and Daryl McKenzie of Nuangola, PA; a daughter, Verlie Skillman of Pelham Manor, NY; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

PANNELL, Don B.
1921-1993
Don B. Pannell, 72, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 24 at his residence. Mr. Pannell was born Jul 15, 1921 in Braholm, WV, a son of John F. and Nancy Stephenson Pannell. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 26 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dona Pannell; a daughter, Grace Tibb of Titusville, FL; a stepdaughter, Pearlene Richie of Louisa; 2 stepsons, Terry Derossett and Daniel Walker Derrossett, both of Louisa; 2 grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Shefler of Titusville, FL and a brother, John F. Pannell of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 27, 1993

PECK, Anna Belle (Caudill)
1925-1993
Anna Belle Peck, 67, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, Oct 11 following an extended illness. Mrs. Peck was born Dec 21, 1925 in Denver, KY, a daughter of the late Frank and Elvie Pennington Caudill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paige Peck. She was a member of the Eloise United Baptist Church for 48 years. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 14 at 2 at Eloise United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lycan-Loar Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are 4 daughters, Rita Peck, Geraldine Johnson, Shela Bowens and Angela Collins, all of Louisa; 5 sons, James Wallace Peck, Gregory Franklin Peck, Timothy Peck and Bobby Allen Peck, all of Louisa and Sidney Peck of Leesburg, FL; a sister, Ruth Nell Newsome of Fort Gay; 5 brothers, Verlie Caudill, Lacy Caudill, Wilburn Caudill and Herbert Caudill, all of Fort Gay and Alvie Caudill of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

RATCLIFF, Charles E
1927-1993
Charles E. Ratcliff, 65, of Cannelton, WV, died Friday, Oct 1 in Montgomery. Mr. Ratcliff was born Oct 26, 1927 in Huntington, a son of the late William Glen and Thelma Adkins Ratcliff. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served during the Korean War. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Oct 4 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Surviving are 3 sisters, Wanda Johnson of Columbus, OH, Judith Morrissey of Reynoldsburg, OH  and Carol Proctor of Cannelton, WV; 2 brothers, John Ratcliff of Carroll, OH and Paul David Ratcliff of Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

VANNOY, Virginia (Vinson)
1920-1993
Virginia Vinson Vannoy, 73, of 126 Arnold Drive, Ladson, SC, died Thursday, Oct 21 in Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC. Mrs. Vannoy was born Apr 15, 1920 in Glen Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Wayne T. and Yorka Crum Vinson. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 23 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Vinson Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Rual Vannoy; a son, William Wooten Vannoy of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Cheryl Guth of Franklin Park, IL; a sister, Ann Willis of Charleston SC; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1993

WARD, Brian Andrew
1993-1993
Brian Andrew Ward, infant son of Eric Brian and Rebecca Rose Horn Ward of Morehead, KY, died during delivery Saturday, Oct 16 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Brian weighed 1 lb. 1 oz. and was 11 inches in length. The funeral was conducted at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, Tuesday, Oct 19 at 10 with Mike Horn officiating. Burial was in Saltwell Cemetery in Inez. Surviving in addition to his parents are his sister, Kellie Nicole Ward at home; grandparents, great grandmother and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1993

WORKMAN, Lily (Hampton)
1902-1993
Lily Workman, 91, of Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 16 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Workman was born Jul 5, 1902 in Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Selbee Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Workman. She was a member of Buchanan Chapel United Methodist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 19 at Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Wallace and Rev. J.L. Moore. Surviving are 5 daughters, Nell Thompson and Junita Mae Johns both of Louisa, Mary Louise Justice of Burnaugh, Thelma Zag of Columbus, OH, and Wilma Ruth Douglas of Tollesboro, KY; 2 sons, Claude Workman of Ashland and Samuel J. Workman of route 2, Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Nellie Curnette and Ruth Shillingburg, both of Wayne, WV; and Elva Napier of Toledo, OH; a brother, Cecil Hampton of Arizona; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1993

WHEELER, Elmer Lee
1940-1993
Elmer Lee Wheeler, 53, of Blaine, died Saturday, Oct 9 following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born Oct 7, 1940 in Blaine, a son of the late Troy and Nina Craft Wheeler. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Francis Wheeler and Earl Wheeler. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery at Brushy. Surviving are his fiancé, Dorothy Holbrook of Blaine; 2 sisters, Mae Louise Copley of Blaine and Patty Picklesimer of Sitka, KY and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1993

 

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NOVEMBER

BALL, Mattie Imogene (Mead-Butler)
1914-1993
Mattie Imogene Mead Butler Ball, 79, of Blaine, died Friday, Nov 19 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Ball was born Nov 10, 1914 at Mattie, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Jane McKinster Mead. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lawrence Butler in 1973. She was a  member of the Blaine Christian Church and attended the First United Methodist Church. She was a retired Lawrence County school teacher for 28 years. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian Hammonds and Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Tom J. Ball of Blaine, 3 step children, Bob T. Ball of Palm City, FL, Jayne Atkinson of Houston, TX and Bill Ball of Lake Charles,, LA; a sister, Betty Henigin of Louisa; 2 brothers, Paul R. Mead and Edwin L. Mead, both of Pittsburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1993

BLANKENSHIP, Ed
1920-1993
Homer (Ed) Blankenship, 73, of 616 Pike Street, Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 28 in VA Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Blankenship was born Sep 18, 1920 in Louisa, a son of the late Oscar and Charlotte Pigg Blankenship. He was a retired construction worker and worked for Ross Brothers Construction Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisa and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 30 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Blankenship Section of Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Florence Lemaster Blankenship, a son, Eddie Blankenship of Louisa. 2 step sons, James Caudill and Charles Caudill both of Trenton, MI; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 nephews and a niece. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1993

BURNS, John Greer, Jr.
1920-1993
John Greer Burns, Jr., 73, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 15 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Burns was born Feb 8, 1920 in Louisa, a son of John Greer Sr., and Beatrice Shannon Burns. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roland T. Burns and a half sister, Carolina Burns Meek. He was a retired operator for Ashland Oil, a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and member of American Legion Post 584 in Marion, OH. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 18 at the Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Richard E. Held and Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial will be in Pinehill cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Maxine Burns of Louisa; 3 daughters, Marilyn Elizabeth Woodall of Logansville, GA, Martha Shannon Burns of Louisa and Rebecca G. Burns of Marion, OH; a son, John Greer Burns, III of Versailles, KY, 4 grandchildren and one half sister, Sally Burns Ross of Charlottesville, VA. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1993

CHAFFIN, Jay, Sr.
1917-1993
Jay Chaffin, Sr., 76, of Columbus, OH formerly of Lawrence County, died Oct 29 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Chaffin was born Jan 31, 1917 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harry and Minnie Parker Chaffin. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walker, a son, James Walter and a grandson, James Brock, Jr. He was retired from Owens Illinois. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Crabtree Chaffin; 3 daughters, Judy Chaffin, Christine Parsley and Martha Spradlin; 3 sons, Marion Chaffin, William Chaffin and Jay Chaffin, Jr. all of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Ida Adams and Mary Smith, both of Columbus; 2 brothers, Ira Chaffin of Blaine and Minyard Chaffin of Columbus; 21 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Nov 1 at O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Columbus, OH. Big Sandy news, Nov 17, 1993

DANIEL, Clarence
1925-1993
Clarence Daniel, 68, died Friday, November 12 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Daniel, a resident of Fort Gay, WV, was born March 18, 1925 at Blaine, the son of the late Orlando and Ollie Wheeler Daniel. He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Davis and a brother, Jason Daniel.He was a disabled and retired miner from Island Creek Coal Company.  The funeral was conducted Monday, November 15 at Duncan Fork United Baptist Church with Revs. Eddie Layne, Jimmy Maynard and Wayne Runyon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV. Surviving are one son, Mark Daniel of Fort Gay; two stepsons, Elijah Farmer of Delbarton, WV and Ricky Farmer of Louisa; one daughter, Tonya Runyon of Delbarton; one stepdaughter, Billie Williams of Louisa; two brothers, Hershel Daniel of Paintsville and William Daniel of Ashland; five sisters, Hazel Grim, Agnes Ross and Elizabeth Mollett, all of Paintsville, Freda Conley of Danville and Ruby Davis of Lucasville, OH and six grandchildren, Dina, Darel Runyon, II, Jessica and Aaron Farmer, Joseph E. Williams and George E. Williams, Jr. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1993

 EASTON, Korey Leigh
Korey Leigh Easton, 3, daughter of Kevin and Tracey Easton of Cecilia, died Tuesday in Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. The funeral was conducted Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville. Burial was in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Additional survivors include her grandparents, Roger and Barbara Easton of Radcliff and Dale and Ruth Ann Smith of Louisa; and her great grandmother, Mildred Easton of Hodgenville and Martha Skaggs of Radcliff. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1993

GARTIN, Maudie Mae (McNeely)
1910-1993
Maudie Mae Gartin, 83, of 408 Berry St., Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 16 at her home. Mrs. Gartin was born Nov 16, 1910 in Logan County, WV, a daughter of the late Allen and Frona Black McNeely. Her husband, Charlie Gartin, died in 1988. She attended St. Peter Community Church in Fort Gay, WV. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 19 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dick Maynard and the Rev. Paul Finley. Burial was in Hewlett Cemetery at Fullers Branch. Surviving are 4 daughters, Rosa Mounts and Alta Mae Fitzpatrick both of Louisa, Fay Sparks of Earleton, FL and Bonnie Whitt of Barstow, CA; 7 sons, Alfred Gartin, Allen Gartin, Danny Ray Gartin, Darrell Gartin and Chester Gartin, all of Louisa, Duard Gartin of Williamsport, OH and Glenn Gartin of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Edith Browning of Ethel, WV and Loraine Jeffries of Cardington, OH; a brother, Robert McNeely of Sharples, WV; 28 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1993

HAYES, Paul E.
1918-1993
Paul E. Hayes, 74, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 4 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hayes was born Dec 16, 1918 in Jenkins, a son of the late Zeal and Bessie Johnson Hayes. He was a retired farmer and chemist. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 7 at Young Funeral Home by Dr. James Hayes and the Rev. Danny Saul. Burial was in Hayes family cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Conkel, Lucasville, OH and Mrs. Louise Rumfield, Columbus, OH; 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1993

HUFF, Elmo
1917-1993
Elmo Huff, 76, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Nov 2 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Huff was born Aug 3, 1917 in Marion, OH, a son fo the late Donovan and Fannie Woolum Huff. He was a retired security guard with Battelle Memorial Institute and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 5, at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Peters Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Lola Patrick Huff, a daughter, Patty Rigrish of Columbus, 4 brothers, Jack Huff and tom Huff, both of Mansfield, OH, Bill Huff of Fort Gay and John Huff of Akin, SC, 3 sisters, Pearl Peters of Chesapeake, OH, Betty Lewis of Cleveland, OH, and Joann Allen of South Point, OH and 2 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1993

LYONS, Homer
1923-1993
Homer Lyons, 70, of Boone Street, Ashland, formerly of Lowmansville, died Friday, Oct 26 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Lyons was born Aug 20, 1923 in Lowmansville, a son of the late Arthur and Alice Daniels Lyons. He was a retired coal miner, a Baptist and a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 28 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Smidth and Rev. Jimmy Bevins. Burial was in Lyons family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ethelyn H. Lyons, 3 sons, Homer Lee Lyons and Ralph Vencil Lyons both of Lowmansville and Roger Dean Lyons of Meades Branch; 5 daughters,  Alice Jean Rice, Louisa, Wanda Sue Keener, Westerville, OH, Janet Lou Lyons, Louisa, Sharon Kay Lyons, route 1, Louisa, Deborah Fay Johnson, Volga, KY; a sister: Pansy Castle, Chillicothe, OH; 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1993

MARCUM, Charles
1921-1993
Charles Marcum, 71, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Nov 20, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Marcum was born Dec 15, 1921 in Warfield, KY, a son of John Sr. and Julia Jackson Marcum. His wife, rose Haden preceded him in death in 1976. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 23 at Nolan Freewill Baptist Church, Nolan, WV by the Rev. Earl White. Burial was in McNealey Cemetery, Mayer WV. Surviving are 6 daughters, Delilah Cooper and Dana Marie Phelps, both of Freemont, NB, Kathy Sue Marcum, Charlotte Marcum, Diana Marcum and Sandra Polk, all of Chicago, IL; a son, Jerry Marcum of Urbana, OH; 6 sisters, Reval Pedigo and Shirley Thompson both of Dayton Beach, FL, Vivian Joe Diamond of Chicago, IL, Emma Jean Lyon of Ashland, Christine Hizer and Billy Bostic, both of Clendenon, WV and companion, Nancy Harper of Lenore, WV, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1993

MARTIN, Nona Mae (Cooksey)
1908-1993
Nona Mae Cooksey Martin, 85, of Fallsburg, died Monday, Nov 23 at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Danny Saul. Mrs. Martin was born May 8, 1908, in Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Lindsey M. and Leola Ann Presley Cooksey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde F. Martin; parents, a brother, Kenneth Cooksey and a stepson, George Martin. She was a member of Fallsburg Methodist church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 25 at 2 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Danny Saul. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are 7 grandchildren, William E. Martin, Georgiann Johnson, Sharon Meade, Robert f. Martin, George W. Martin Jr., and Johnnie McComis all of Ashland and Cathy Wilson of Fort Myers, FL; 13 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1993

PACK, Lucian
1904-1993
Lucian Pack, 89, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Oct 25 at his home. Mr. Pack was born Feb 5, 1904 in Fort Gay, a son fo the late Stanley and Victoria Lewis Pack. His wife, Onda Moore Pack, died in 1992. He was retired from N & W Railroad and a farmer. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Oct 28 at Pack Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay by the Rev. Glen Thompson. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Lycan of Huntington and Lorene Crawford of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Palmer Pack of Yorktown, VA and Stanley Pack o Harpster, OH; 24 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1993

PATRICK, Della (Akers)
1914-1993
Della Patrick, 79, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 15, at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center. Mrs. Patrick was born Jul 17, 1914 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Akers. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 18 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston and Rev. Jack Savage. Burial will be in McDaniel Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Bernice Mount of Glenwood, WV; 2 sons, William R. Patrick of  route 4, Louisa, and Darrell Patrick of Tomahawk, KY; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1993

PERRY, Ethel Lee (Mastin)
1903-1993
Ethel Lee Perry, 90, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 4 in Biloxi. Mrs. Perry was born Aug 16, 1903 in Covington, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Virginia Bennett Mastin. She was preceded in death by her husband, George O. Perry, Sr., 2 sons, Roy L. Perry and Earnest C. Perry; a daughter, Eloise Estepp. The funeral was conducted Saturday Nov 6 at Young Funeral Home by Elders Saberd Nichols and Wallace Muncie. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Virginia Gill and Betty Frum both of Biloxie, Carol Cloverdale of Mount Sterling, OH, 2 sons, D. W. Perry of Martinex, GA and George O. Perry, Jr., of Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Cora Smithers of Stanton and Lula Kesser of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1993

PERRY, Inez Marie (Baldridge)
1917-1993
Inez Marie Baldridge Perry, 76, of 3131 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 25 at her home. Mrs. Perry was born Aug 10, 1917 in Tomahawk, a daughter of the late Lon C. and Effie M. Sammons Baldridge. Her husband, Rex Perry preceded her in death in 1980. She was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Phyllis Kirkendall, Wauseon, OH, Mrs. Pat Carthcart, Live Oak, FL, Mrs. Virginia Preston, Louisa, Mrs. Ann Mays, Warner Robbins, GA; 2 sons: Nick Perry, Ashland, Tom Perry, Mitchell, GA; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 7 sisters: Mrs. Zib Hanshaw, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ann Hammonds, Louisa, Mrs. Rose Ferguson, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Hazel Robinson, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Rita Burchette, Jackson, OH, Edith Hanshaw, route 1, Louisa, Verna Whitt, Delbarton, WV; 4 brothers: John Fraley, Fort Gay, Boyce Fraley, Paris, OH, Leon Fraley, San Antonio, TX, Shelby Fraley, Delbarton, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1993

PICKRELL, Charles E.
1922-1993
Charles E. Pickrell, 71, formerly of Monroe, died Friday, morning in St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, OH. Mr. Pickrell was born Sep 18, 1922 in Louisa, a son of Delbert and Lillian Heston Pickrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He was employed by D & X Trucking in Monroe for 15 years, retiring in 1988 and ending a 40 year career as a truck driver. He was in the U. S. Army from 1942-45 and was in the battles for New Guinea and The Philippines. He received the Meritorious Unit Award, World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. The funeral was conducted Monday at Full Gospel Church in Monroe with the Rev. Harold Raines officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, Gary Pickrell and Larry Pickrell, both of Monroe; a daughter, Carolyn Pezzino of Millbury, OH; a brother, Ernest Pickrell of Tampa, FL; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1993

SKAGGS, Augusta (Berry)
1913-193
Augusta Skaggs, 80, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 13 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Skaggs was born Apr 4, 1913 in Ellen, a daughter of the late James R. and Sara Jane Spillman Berry. Her husband, Noah Skaggs, died in 1972. She was retired from Federal Glass. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Joe Workman. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery in Keaton. Surviving are 2 sisters, Ethel Boggs of Glasgow and Jettie Berry of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1993

SKEENS, Nura (Maynard)
1912-1993
Nura Maynard Skeens, 81, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 16, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Skeens was born Jan 1, 1912 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Ida Burke Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Skeens. The funeral will be conducted at 11 Thursday, Nov 18 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. Compton of Louisa, a son, William M. Skeens of Clinton, TN; a sister, Mable Adams of Fallsburg, a brother, Samuel P. Maynard of Louisa; 3 grandsons, William L. Compton, Steve Skeens and Billy Ed Skeens; 2 granddaughters, Donna Clevenger and Amy Vermillian; 4 great grandchildren, William Michael Compton, Laura Compton, Jessica Skeens and William Zachary Vermillion. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1993. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1993

YOUNG, Alka (Moore)
1932-1993
Alka Moore Young, 61, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 18 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born Sep 8,1932 in Louisa, a daughter of Sam Moore of Louisa and the late Fannie Jane Howard Moore. Her husband, Lloyd Young, preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 21 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Bondie Salyers and the Rev. Danny Saul. Burial was in Judd Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her father are 2 sons: Lowell Dean Young and Lloyd B. Young, Jr., both of route 3, Louisa; 5 sisters: Violet Thompson, Hazel  Burchett, Beatrice Stambaugh, Stella Johnson all of route 1, Louisa, Irene Diamond, route 3, Louisa; 5 brothers: Herman Moore, Charles Moore, Denver Moore, Thurman Moore, Arthur Moore all of route 1, Louisa; a granddaughter, a step grandson, a great granddaughter. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 24, 1993

 

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BURKE, Charles William
1920-1993
Charles William Burke (Lissie), 73, of Zelda, KY, died Monday, Dec 13 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Burke was born Apr 23, 1920, in Lawrence county, a son of the late Ulysses and Lena Walters Burke. He worked for C & O Railroad and was of the Baptist Faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 15 today at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Burke family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Julia Hall Burke; 5 daughters, Judith Pittman, Linda Savage and Fa Dana Hazelett, all of Louisa, Betty Bartram of Fort Gay and McLissa Holbrook of Zelda; a son, Walter M. Burke of Amlin, OH; 2 sisters, Eliene Kingery of Crown City, OH and Julia Wisemandle, Bidwell, OH; 2 brothers, Russell Burke of Gallipolis, OH and Daniel C. Burke of Marion, TX; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

CARTER, Stella Lou (Chaffin)
1944-1993
Stella Lou Chaffin Carter, 49, of Louisa, died Monday, Dec 27 following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born in Morgans Creek, KY, a daughter of the late Shade Chaffin and Ethel Pennington Chaffin of Louisa. She was a member of the Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 30 at 2 at Morgan Creek Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Paul Cox and Ronnie Saul. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery at Morgan Creek. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Tommy Joe Carter of Louisa; a daughter, Deborah Burke of Zelda, KY; 3 sons, James Raymond Carter and Tommy Joe Carter, Jr., both of Louisa and Clyde Christopher Carter of Charleston, SC; 4 sisters, Donna Childers, Rose Pfost, Willa Cook, and Pam Pigg, all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Shade Chaffin of Louisa and Robert Chaffin of Pineville, LA; and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 29, 1993

CHILDERS, Mildred (Pigg)
1915-1993
Mildred Pigg Childers, 78, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 10 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Childers was born Jun 29, 1915 in Busseyville, a daughter of the late James Milton and Lena Clay Pigg. She was a  Jehovah’s Witness and retired employee with the Hercules Box Company in Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 12 at the Heston Funeral Home by Jimmy Simpson. Burial was in Pigg Family Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Moran of Cincinnati, OH, a brother, Elman Clay  Pigg of Columbus; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 15, 1993

COX, Ray
1931-1993
Ray Cox, 62, of Louisa, died Monday, Dec 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Cox was born Jul 16, 1931, a son of the late Cole and Nannie Byrd Cox. He was a retired maintainer with American National Can Corp., Chicago, IL, a member of the First Church of God and a veteran of the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 9 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Conley and Rev. Manford Fannin. Burial was in the family cemetery at route 1, Louisa. A military service was conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Hayes Cox, route 1, Louisa, 2 daughters, Joyce Wahl of Versailles, IN and Kathy New of Houston, TX; 2 sons, James Cox of Mt. Sterling and Richard Cox of Hamilton, OH, a sister, Loretta Senters of Irvine, KY and 6 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

EDWARDS, Ova Dolphus
1912-1993
Ova Dolphus Edwards, 80, of Blaine, died Thursday, Nov 25 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Edwards was born Dec 12, 1912 in Blaine, a son of the late Meredith and Emily Jane Morris Edwards. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Nov 28 at the Edwards family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Jewell Hale Edwards, Blaine, 2 sons: Billy J. Edwards and Roger Lee Edwards, both of Blaine; a brother: Charley Edwards, Ashland, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 1, 1993

GRIFFITH, Ora
1910-1993
Ora Griffith, 83, of Mt. Sterling died Nov 28 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Mr. Griffith was born Sep 26, 1910 in Lawrence County, a son of Elisha and Barbara Houck Griffith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Griffith, Sep 15, 1993; 5 brothers, Ossie, Oscar, Fred, Hurston and Jack and 3 sisters, Ella, Bess and Effie. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 2 at 1:30 at Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dave Kocher officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Lucille Maggard of West Jefferson, Louise Eitel and Bobbie Sue Schilling, both of Mt. Sterling, Marlene Cunningham of Chillicothe, and Linda Wilson of Mercer, PA; 4 sons, Jim Griffith of Mt. Sterling, Herb Griffith and Larry Griffith both of Hilliard, Gerald Griffith of Centerburg; 27 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

HELMBRECHT, Dorothy (Caesar)
1908-1993
Dorothy Helmbrecht, 85, of New Albany, IN, died Sunday, Dec 19, following an extended illness. Mrs. Helmbrecht was born Aug 7, 1908, in New Albany, IN, a daughter of the late Charles and Neolia Mae Roberts Caesar. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 21 in Dieckman Funeral Home. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, IN. Surviving are a daughter, Sue Sawyer of South Fulton, TN; a son and daughter in law, Stephen L. and Reva Hewlett Helmbrecht of Lexington formerly of Louisa; a brother, Herman Caesar of Tampa, FL and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1993

HUFF, Jack
1924-1993
Jack Huff, 69, of 402 Esley Lane died Saturday at Mansfield General Hospital. Mr. Huff was born Sep 23, 1924 in Logan, WV, living in Mansfield for the pat 48 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hamilton in 1968 and a brother, Elmo Huff. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the White Westinghouse Company after 30 years of service. He attended the Cook Road Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday at the Cook Road Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Brummitt. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Garnet H. Huff, a son, M. Jack Huff of Mansfield; a daughter, Diann Hittinger of Mansfield; 3 sisters, Pearl Peters, of Chesapeake, Betty Lewis of Mayfield Heights and Joann Allen of South Point; 3 brothers, Donovan “Tom” Huff of Mansfield, Bill Huff of Fort Gay and John Huff of Aiken, SC; a granddaughter; 5 grandsons, and a great granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1993

KELLY, Patricia Ann (Estep)
1945-1993
Patricia Ann Kelly, 48, of Inez, died Wednesday, Nov 24 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Kelly was born Apr 10, 1945 in Dayton, OH, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Vanhoose Estep, both of Springfield, OH. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star 320 in Paintsville. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 26 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum in Springfield, OH. Additional survivors include her husband, Oscar Kelly, 2 daughters, Deborah J. Moore of Millsboro, DE and Crystal Wells of Murfreesboro, TN; 2 sons, Ronnie Kelly and Keith Kelly both of Inez, a brother, Terry Estep of New Carlisle, OH; a niece, Tammy Shoup of Springfield, OH; a nephew, Christopher Estep of New Carlisle, OH; and 8 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1993

MAYO, Pauline (Artrip-Carr)
1924-1993
Pauline Artrip Carr Mayo, 69, of Stuart, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 15 in a Hospice hospital in Stuart. Mrs. Mayo was born Sep 2, 1924 in Glen Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Martin and Joyce Artrip. Her first husband, Willard Carr, died in 1976. She was a retired nurse with 40 years service at Louisa General, Riverview and Humana-Louisa Hospitals and the Riverview Medical Clinic. She was a Methodist and a member of Betsy Ross Rebecca Lodge 95. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 20, at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julian Hammonds and the Rev. Dick Humphrey. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Mayo, a daughter, Linda Rice of Monroe, MI, 3 sons, Larry Artrip of Stuart, Brad Mayo of Philadelphia, PA and Bruce Mayo of Constant, Switzerland; a brother, Leslie Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1993

MCKENZIE, Raymond R.
1917-1993
Raymond R. McKenzie, 76, of Keaton, died Thursday, December 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mr. McKenzie was born January 19, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of the late John and Julie Dials McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally McKenzie in November 1992. He was a member of the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church.  A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Dec 12 at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Roy Barber. Surviving are one son, Donald McKenzie of Catlettsburg, two brothers, Johnny McKenzie of Keaton and Bill McKenzie of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Ethel Rigsby of Keaton and Irma Allen of New Boston, OH; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 15, 1993

MURPHY, Sarah Elizabeth (Smith)
1917-1993
Sarah Elizabeth Murphy, 76, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 28 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Murphy was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late Cornelius and Alma Smith. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 30 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Murphy family cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Herman Murphy, 10 daughters: Alma Preston, Peggy Bowen, Naomi Scott, Carrie Smith and Caroline Murphy all of route 4, Louisa, Ruth Childers, route 1, Webbville, Herma Coons, Lois Chaffin, Willa Deming all of Columbus, OH, Kathy Bryant, route 2, Catlettsburg, 4 sons: Roger Murphy, route 4, Louisa, Charles Murphy, Chillicothe, OH, Delbert Murphy, Circleville, OH, Robert Murphy, Fallsburg, KY;  51 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1993

NIPPERT, Mary Jane (Bohl)
1920-1993
Mary Jane Bohl Nippert, 73, of 71 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, died Thursday, Dec 2 at her home. She was born in Dennison, OH, Sep 19, 1920, the daughter of the late John and Emma Mae Rood Bohl. She was the wife of retired Navy Cmdr. Glenn E. Nippert, who is an attorney in Newport. Mrs. Nippert had lived in Newport since 1960. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa in 1943. She had last worked as a reporter for The Newport Daily News in 1960’s and 1970’s, where she also wrote a column related to news and social events of local Navy personnel, their dependants and organizations. She had previously worked for the Iowa City Press Citizen, the Princeton Leader in Kentucky, the Honolulu Star Bulletin and had served as editor at The Big Sandy News in Louisa. Several years ago she wrote a Naval Officers Wives’ Club Bulletin in Newport, and had also done similar publicity work at her husband’s various duty stations. She had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct 18. She was the sister of the late Marguerite Boggs. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 6, at 8:15 at the O’Heill-Hayes Fuenral Home 465 Spring St., Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Stephen H. Nippert of Middletown; 3 daughters, Mary Constance Walsh of Natick, Mass., Martha Christine O’Connell of Middletown, and Margaret Catherine Morrison of Red Bank, NJ and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

ROBERTS, Harlan F.
1921-1993
Harlan F. Hodge Roberts, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 18. Mr. Roberts was born Dec 28, 1921 in Busseyville, KY, a son of the late George and Gussie Jordan Roberts. He was a World War II Army veteran and served as a combat engineer with the F. Co. 533rd EB & SR Pacific Theater. A graveside military service was conducted Tuesday, Dec 21 at Moore Cemetery, Dry Ridge by the Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Violet Roberts of route 1, Louisa; a son, Franklin Roberts of Benham, KY; 2 brothers, Robert Roberts of Columbus, OH and Jack Roberts of route 1, Louisa; 3 grandchildren, Heath Roberts, Jason Roberts and Jessica Roberts. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1993

ROBERTSON, Boyd
1909-1993
Boyd Robertson, 84, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Dec 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Robertson was born Jul 9, 1909 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Cal and Rebecca Robinson Robertson. He was a retired farmer and Methodist. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 10 at Smith Chapel Church. Burial was in Robertson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Wilson Robertson; 7 daughters, Shirley Napier and Judy Adkins, both of Kenova, WV, Grace Bartram and Joann Steele both of Fort Gay; Pearl Webb of Huntington, Delores Bowen of Crum, WV and Freda Justice of Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15 1993

SAMMONS, James Clarence
1910-1993
James Clarence Sammons, 83, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 12 following an extended illness. Mr. Sammons was born Jul 24, 1910 in Summit, KY, a son of the late Charlie and Mary Francis Coleman Sammons. He worked for C & O Railroad and was a member of Brotherhood Maintenance of Way. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 14 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lee Gussler. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery, route 2, Louisa.  Surviving are his wife,, Ethel Sammons of route 2, Louisa; 2 sisters, Nancy Hacker of route 2, Louisa and Lucy Moore of Irving, TX and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

SPARKS, Douglas
1912-1993
Douglas Sparks, 81, of Blaine, died Monday, Dec 20 at V. A. Medical Center, in Huntington, WV. Mr. Sparks was born Dec 2, 1912 in Martha, KY, a son of the late Rufus Newton Sparks and Anna Ferguson Sparks. He was a member of Mazie Baptist Church and a World War II Air Force Veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday Dec 23 at 1:30 at Mazie Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Bays. Burial will be in Spars Cemetery at Blaine. A military service will be conducted by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a brother, Dr. Aubrey Sparks of Bonita Springs, FL; an aunt, Orella Stewart of Lexington and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1993

SPEARS, Minnie Elizabeth (Adkins)
1903-1993
Minnie Elizabeth Adkins Spears, 90, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Dec 9. Mrs. Spears was born Mar 13, 1903 I Harold, KY, a daughter of the late Joe and Mary McGee Adkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey William Spears in 1974, a son, Charles William Spears in 1953, a brother, Charlie Adkins. She was a member of the Bartram Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 12 at Bartram Chapel Church, Fort Gay, by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Brother Bobby Daniels. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters: Roberta Jackson, Jacksonville, FL, Wanda Lee Robertson, and Agnes Hardwick, both of Fort Gay; a son, James Ralph Spears; 4 sisters: Elizabeth McKinney, Switzer, WV, Marjorie Hinkle, Wilkenson, WV, Marie Dillo, Salt Rock, WV, Josephine Hanley, Taylor, MI; 3 brothers: Bill Adkins, Lake, WV, Raymond Adkins, Switzer, WV, and Thurman Adkins, Kenova, WV; 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1993

SPRAGUE, Ruth Evelyn (Brown)
1936-1993
Ruth Evelyn Brown Sprague, 57, died Sunday, Dec 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Sprague was born Aug 16, 1936 in Louisa, a daughter of C. H. “Pat” and Caroline Justice Brown. The funeral was conducted at Kelly & Dunn Funeral Home in Salyersville, KY, by the Rev. Larry Barrell and Rev. Lee Miller (nephew). Burial was in Sprague Cemetery in Salyersville. Surviving are her husband, Fillmore Sprague; 3 children, Tama Leigh Boggs, Dana Steen Smith and Willis Brent Smith, all of Russell, KY; 4 sisters, Joana Cady of Akron, OH, Marie Ware and Carol Lou Shannon both of Louisa and Carma E. Brothers of Newark, OH; 4 brothers, Herbert “Bud” Brown and George Edd Brown, both of Flatwoods, James Ray Brown of Garrison and Stanley L. Brown of Atlanta, GA; 3 grandchildren and 11 step grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Dec 22, 1993

WALLACE, Emogene (Brannen)
1909-1993
Emogene Brannen Wallace, 84, of Buchanan, died Monday, Nov 29 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Wallace was born in Jul 4, 1909 in Chattanooga, TN, a daughter of the late William Eugene and Mattie Dale Underwood Brannen. She was a member of Bear Creek United Methodist church where she was pianist for 70 years, a member of the Lawrence County Homemakers, a former school teacher, and retired post mistress for the Buchanan post office. The funeral will be Thursday, Dec 2 at 1 at Bear Creek United Methodist church by the Rev. Frank Wallace, Rev. J.L. Moore, Rev. John Wray Walters, Rev. Kenneth Lemaster and Leonard Phelps. Burial will be in Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery, route 2 Catlettsburg. Surviving are 2 sons: Rev. Frank Wallace, Rush, KY, Daniel E. Wallace, Buchanan, KY; 2 daughters: Mrs. Leonard (Dale) Phelps, Buchanan, KY, Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) Lemaster, Allen, KY; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1993

WATTS, Bertha (Cyrus)
1927-1993
Bertha Mae Watts, 65, of Radnor, WV, died Wednesday, Nov 24 at her home. Mrs. Watts was born Dec 12, 1927, in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Emory and Elizabeth Webb Cyrus. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 27 at Oak Grove Church in Fort Gay by Rev. Luther Dingus and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Watts family cemetery in Radnor. Surviving are her husband, Kenney Watts; her step mother, violet Cyrus of fort Gay; 4 daughters, Patricia Love of Spencer, WV, Elizabeth Moore of Prichard, WV, Lanie Rose Bartram of Fort Gay and Rilda Burchfield of Mansfield, WV; 10 sons,  Paul Cyrus of Nankin, OH, Dwayne Picklesimer of Taylorsville, NC, Daniel Picklesimer of Louisa, George Watts of Chester, SC, Leon Watts of Newton, NC, Norman Jack Watts and E. J. Watts both of Fort Gay, John Paul Cyrus of Ashland, OH and Jimmy Watts and Marion Watts both of Dunlow, WV; 2 sisters, Mary Robertson of Prichard, WV and Okey Picklesimer of Fort Collins, CO; 3 brothers, Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay, Mont Cyrus of Ontario, OH and Walter Cyrus of Mansfield, 4 half sisters, Lillie Mae Lovins and Lurene Lovins, both of Kenova, WV and Margaret Meade and Linda Elliott both of Fort Gay; 2 half brothers, Pheron Cyrus and Vincent Cyrus, both of Fort Gay; 41 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1993

WEST, Iliff
1907-1993
Iliff West, 86, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Dec 25, in Fort Gay. Mr. West was born May 21, 1907 in Spencer, WV, a son of the late Lydia and Ida Cox West. He was a member of the Fort Gay United Methodist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a principal at Fort Gay and Wayne schools. He retired in 1971. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 27 at Fort Gay United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clifford Schell and Rev. James Yates. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park inn Wheelersburg, OH. Surviving are his wife, Aileen Pyles West; 2 sisters, Vera Snodgrass of Spencer, WV, and Ines Cooper of Lewisburg, WV; 5 nieces, Gloria Pratt of Charleston, WV, Barbara Cooper of Scottsdale, AZ, Peggy Drake of Spencer, WV, Carolyn Sheppard of Green Banks, WV and Patricia Wagner of Athens, OH; and 3 nephews, Hallock West of Dallas, TX, Roland West of Huntsburg, OH, and Michael Snodgrass of Sandusky, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 29, 1993



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