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ADAMS, Lewis Bromley
1925-1994
Lewis Bromley Adams, 69, of 4880 Folger Drive, Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Jan 20 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Adams was born Jan 19, 1925 in Garth, a son of the late L. H. and Pauline Crabtree Adams. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted at Bell’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery in Ulysses. A military graveside service was conducted by V. F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Evelyn Hayes Adams, 2 daughters: Judy Carolyn Compton, Santa Barbara, CA, Janet Pauline Casteen, Dayton, OH, a son: Ronald R. Adams, Plymouth, MI, a brother: James L. Adams, Columbus, OH; a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1994

BLANKENSHIP, Ella (Crabtree)
1902-1994
Ella Blankenship, 91, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Jan 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Benten and Julie Fletcher Crabtree. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie McKenzie, Ezra Damron and Willis Blankenship. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 13 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Raymond Preece.  Burial will be in Crabtree-Thompson Cemetery, route 2, Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters: Shirley Blevins, West Virginia, Ruby Thompson, Ohio, 2 sons: Charles McKenzie, Arizona, Frank Damron, Florida; a sister: Norma Thompson, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1994

BURGESS, Nannie Belle (Walters)
1922-1994
Nannie Belle Walters, Burgess, 71, of 2140 Mantz St., died Wednesday, Jan 5 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Burgess was born Dec 23, 1922 in Georges Creek, a daughter of the late German and Leana Hager Walters. She was a member of Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 7 at Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elders Ernie Daniels, Jimmy Kretzer and Charles Nolen. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, George H. Burgess; 5 daughters, Nancy Ross of Ashland, Dora Cook of Lexington, Lou Ann Myer of Pleasant Hill, OH, Angela Faye Crice of Boca Raton, FL and Maebelle Turner of Watertown, CT; a son, Gordon H. Burgess of Ashland; 6 sisters, Denvil Louise Chandler and Pat Blair, both of Huntington, Georgia Branham, Maggie Preston, Virginia Lemaster and Mary Lucille Walters, all of Ashland; 2 brothers, German Walters of Louisa and John H. Walters of Catlettsburg and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1994

CARTER, Chester
1908-1994
Chester Carter, 85, of Tampa, FL, died Tuesday, Jan 11 at his daughter’s home in Kissimmee, FL. Mr. Carter was born Jul 12, 1908 in Irad, KY, a son of the late Millard Filmore and Loucinda Berry Carter. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Luther, Kay and Charles; 2 sisters, Reba and Myrtle and a grandson. He was a retired welder and a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 14 at Jennings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens in Tampa, FL. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Marie Lambert Carter; a son, Paul Carter of Copperhill, IN; 2 daughters, Dorothy C. Whittington of Liberty, MO and Ruth E. Carter of Kissimmee, FL; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19,1 994

CLARKSON, Alva (Bradley)
1907-1993
Alva Edith Clarkson, 86, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Dec 29 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mrs. Clarkson was born in Bussyeville, KY, Aug 25, 1907, a daughter of Tearl and Martha Adams Bradley. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Clarkson. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 3 at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Alan Wright. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery in Columbus. Surviving are her husband, Clifford Clarkson; 4 sons, Homer Clarkson, John Clarkson, Henry Clarkson and Lonnie Clarkson; 4 daughters, Lottie Duncan, Thelma Baldridge, Becky Wilson and Vivian Jordan; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 5 1994

CLARKSON, Clifford
Clifford Clarkson, 88, died Tuesday, Jan 11 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Clarkson was preceded in death by his wife, Alva and son, Car. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 14 at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Alan Wright. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sons, Homer Clarkson, John Clarkson, Henry Clarkson and Lonnie Clarkson; 4 daughters, Lottie Duncan, Thelma Baldridge, Becky Wilson and Vivian Jordan; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 19,  1994

COLLIER, Florence (Skaggs)
1910-1993
Florence Skaggs Collier, 83, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Dec 18. Mrs. Collier was born Jul 10, 1910m a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Sena Rigsby Skaggs. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Ballard and Norman Skaggs both of Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 68 years. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 21 at Tidd Funeral Home at Hilliard by the Revs. Larry Burchett and David Hunt. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens at Canal Winchester, OH. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Garnet Collier; a daughter, Agnes Y. (Sherman) Hamilton; a son, Den (Sue) Collier, both of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Van Skaggs of Galloway, OH and Escome (Laurie) Skaggs of Plain City, OH; brothers and sister in laws, Leonard “Lawrence” (Elsie) Regnal Collier of Ohio, Edgel collier of Indiana, Darlene (Lewis) Burchett, Jr. and Shelby Rigsby of Unionville Center, OH; 7 grandchildren; a step grandson; 14 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1994

COX, Barbara (Pinson)
1907-1994
Barbara Pinson Cox, 85, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Jan 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Cox was born Oct 19, 1907, in :Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late William B.  and Fannie Marrs Pinson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer F. Cox in Oct 1990. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ashland. The funeral was conducted Thursday Jan 13 at Perry A. Justice Memorial Chapel by Lloyd Langfeld. Burial was in Cline Cemetery. Surviving are cousins, Katherine Ratliff and Barbara Blackburn, both of Pikeville, Rosemary Drake and Anna Rai Kulda, both of Maryland and Robert Sexton of Virginia. Big Sandy news, Jan 19, 1994

DAMRON, Harry W.
Former Lawrence County District IV Magistrate Harry W. Damron died last week of an apparent heart attack. Damron, 66, of Louisa was found dead at his Point Section residence on Wednesday, Dec 29. Damron was a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion and the Granddaddy Hunting Club; a retired CSX train agent operator and represented the fourth magisterial district on the Lawrence County Fiscal Court from 1990 until the end of 1993, when he was succeeded by challenger Lawrence Vinson. Damron is survived by his wife, Helen Short Damron, a son, Harry Damron, II, of route 3, Louisa; 2 daughters, Susie Damron and Patricia Damron, both of Louisa; a brother, Eddie G. Damron, of Almont, MI; 3 sisters, including Naretta Ewing of Lake Charles, LA, Helen L. Burrowes of Speedway, IN and Joyce A. Norrow of Mt. Clemens, MI; 2 grandchildren, Trenton Dwight Damron and Caleb Damron Farley, both of Louisa, a daughter in law, Rita Damron. Funeral services for Damron were conducted Saturday, Jan 1, 1994 at Heston Funeral Hone by Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

DANIELS, Leslie
1907-1994
Leslie Daniels, 86, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Jan 18 in Mercy Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Daniels was born Jun 19, 1907 in Lawrence County, the son of Garfield and Stella Green Daniels. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie in 1987; 2 daughters, 5 brothers, and a sister.. He has been a Springfield resident since 1929, and spent the late 2 years in Louisa. He was engaged in farming in the Clark County area and retired in 1960 after 15 years of service working as a repairman for McCord Radiator Shop. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 21 at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel by the Rev. Homer S. Brooks. Burial was in Vernon Asbury Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Thomas of Springfield, Donald of West Jefferson and Jimmy of Galion; 2 daughters, Kathleen Audritch of Freemont and Stella Mercer of South Charleston; 2 brothers, Carl and Roy of New Albany, IN, and a sister, Dorothy Eddings of Clarksville, IN; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1994

FIELDS, Ella (Harvey)
1890-1993
Ella Fields, 103, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 31 at her home. Mrs. Fields was born Feb 21, 1890 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late William and Nancy Maynard Harvey. Her husband, James Anderson Fields, died in 1953. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 3, 1994 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Paris Fields of Mansfield, OH; 2 daughters, Brooke Hammond of Shiloh, OH and Violet Bradley of Louisa; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

HATFIELD, Larry D.
1937-1994
Larry D. Hatfield, 56, of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 3, 1994, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hatfield was born Dec 24, 1937 in Matewan, WV, a son of Howard D. and Ruby Blackburn Hatfield. He was a retired machinist for Capital Mfg. West Jefferson, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Young Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Jake McCoy. Visitation willb e from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home, Thursday at Schoediger-Margarum Chapel in Gahanna, OH. Burial will be in Mifflin Township Cemetery in Gahanna, OH. Surviving are his wife, Helen Wright of Louisa; 3 sisters, Peggy Meade of Logan, WV, Patricia Gamble of Port Orange, FL and Karen Fout of Pickerington, OH; a brother, Ken Hatfield of Johnstown, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

HAYES, Carl
1919-1994
Carl Hayes, 74, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hayes was born Jan 28, 1919 in Charley, KY, a son of the late Alpha and Cora Pack Hayes. He was a member of the Bell’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, and a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from Berryhill Nursery Company as foreman in New Moorefield, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 26 (today) at Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Florence Murray Hayes; 2 daughters: Janet Crace, Wyandotte, MI and Brenda Carter, Flat Rock, MI, 2 sons: Carlos Hayes, St. Charles, MO, Gerald Dean Hayes, Springfield, OH; a sister: Mrs. Marshall Banner LeMasters, Ashland, KY; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1994

HAYES, Pheba (Carter)
1901-1993
Pheba Hayes, 92, of Adams, KY, died Thursday, Dec 30 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hayes was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of Marion and Mary Whitt Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hayes in 1974. She was a member of Carter Chapel Church. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan 2 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. David Boggs and Rev. Jimmy May. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Jack Hayes of Jonesborough, TN and Mack W. Hayes of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Mildred Poole of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

KIRK, Tony Lee
1919-1994
Tony Lee Kirk, 74, of Rice Street, Louisa, died Thursday, Jan 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Kirk was born Feb 14, 1919, in Louisa, a son of the late Thomas Benton and Rebecca Wellman Kirk. His wife, Grace Crank Kirk, preceded him in death. He was a World War Ii Army veteran and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Kirk-Maynard Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters, 2 step sons, 3 sisters, Gladys Henson, Sue Wellman and Joy Thompson all of Louisa; and 3 brothers, Amos C. Kirk of Fallon, NV and Ira Kirk and James Kirk both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 19, 1994

LEMASTER, Ola (Lemaster)
1907-1994
Ola Lemaster, 86, of Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 23 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Lemaster was born Oct 9, 1907 in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Jim Harve and Fannie Kimbleton Lemaster. She was a charter member of Eloise United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 26 (today) at 10:30 at Eloise United Baptist Church by Elders Larry Arrowood, Flem Arrowood and Lawrence Arrowood. Burial will be in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Surviving are daughters: Fannie C. Williams, Ashland, KY, Lillie Mae Attaway, Springfield, MO, 2 sons: C. O. Lemaster, and J. T. Lemaster both of Louisa; a brother: Lundy Lemaster, Louisa; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1994

MARCUM, Elsie (Whitt)
1943-1994
Elsie Whitt Marcum, 50, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 15 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Marcum was born Apr 30, 1943 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Hence and Meddie Cains Whitt. She was a member of Vineyard United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 18, at Vineyard United Baptist Church by  Rev. Bromley Marcum and David Marcum. Burial was in Pope-Hammond Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Clem (Boonie) Marcum; 5 daughters, Grace Marcum, Judy Marcum, Jenette Marcum, Vickie  Bowen and Angel Terry, all of Louisa; 4 sons, Ronald Gene Marcum, Paul Timothy Marcum, Kenneth Marcum and Clem Marcum, Jr., all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Monroe Whitt of Louisa, and J. d. Whitt of Circleville, OH; 3 sisters, Dorthy Vinson and Cynthia Bowen both of Louisa and Arvie Vanover of Columbus, OH and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1994

MCGRAW, Pearle (Eskins)
1903-1994
Pearle Eskins McGraw, 90, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. McGraw was born Aug 12, in Chelyan, WV, a daughter of Hayden Fletcher and Lucina Clendenen Eskins. She was a retired Kanawha County school teacher, a member of the Chelyan First Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Star, graduate of the Old Cabin Creek District High School, and a graduate of Morris Harvey College. The funeral was conducted Saturday Jan 8 at Chelyan First Baptist church in Chelyan, WV. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes, WV. Surviving are a son, David McGraw of route 1, Louisa, a grandson, Kevin N. McGraw of Fort Gay; a granddaughter, Patricia Shawn McGraw of Lexington; 4 sisters, Hallie Massey, Blanch Dressler, Lenore McGraw and Priscella Bowne, a brother, Schley Eskins and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1994

PAULEY, Willie
1931-1994
Willie Pauley, 62, of Detroit, MI, formerly of Three Fork, died Wednesday, Jan 19 in Detroit. Mr. Pauley was born Mar 26, 1931 in Three Fork, a son of the late John H. and Mary Blackburn Pauley. He was a retired inspector for Chrysler Corporation. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters, Ruby Fraley of Louisa and Mildred Pauley of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Hayse Pauley of Three Fork, Arnold Pauley  of Louisa and Lacy Pauley of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1994

POOL, Velda Madge (See)
1904-1994
Velda Madge See Pool, 89, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 19 at Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Pool was born May 29, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Mont B. and Mary Ellen Chapman See. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. John Pool. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Julian Hammonds. Burial was in See Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Monty J. Pool of Cincinnati; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 1994

PRINCE, Violet (Rice)
1905-1993
Violet R. Prince, 88, of Cooksey Fork, died Thursday, Dec 30, at her home. Mrs. Prince was born Oct 6, 1905 in Orr, a daughter of the late James Allen and Etta Montgomery Rice. She was a retired teacher in Lawrence county, a member of Dennis Chapel, Lawrence county Homemakers and a charter member of Dennis Green Valley Homemakers. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 2 1994, at Dennis Chapel by the Rev. Gordon Crisp and the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, John Paul Prince; 2 daughters, June Prince Thompson of Granville, OH and Clarice Ray of Grove City, OH; 2 sons, David A. Prince of Anchorage, Alaska, and Paul G. Prince of Cooksey Fork; 8 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

RHINEHART, Linda (Bellomy)
1946-1994
Linda Bellomy Rhinehart, 47, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Catlettsburg, died Sunday, Jan 2 at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. Mrs. Rhinehart was born Aug 11, 1946 in Ashland, a daughter of the late Robert Manley and Lola Marie Vanhorn Bellomy. She was a secretary for the United States Office of Automation and a member of the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of Greenhills Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a former teacher in the Wayne County, WV school system. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Jan 9 at the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. Frank Wallace. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Vance of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1994

RIFFE, Hearl Glendon
1913-1994
Hearl Glendon Riffe, 80, of Fallsburg died Monday, Jan 17 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Riffe was born Aug 31, 1913 in Fallsburg a son of John D. and Ida B. Shortridge Riffe. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Society for the Deaf, and a member of The Savage Memorial Church, Fallsburg, KY. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Jan 21 at 1 at Wilson Funeral Home.  Surviving are 2 sisters, Kathleen Riffe of Dayton, OH and Patsy Combs of Verona, OH, a brother, V. B. Riffe of Fallsburg and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Hoem is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1994

ROBERTS, Pearlie T.
1900-1994
Pearlie T. Ball Roberts, 94, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, Jan 18 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Ridge Methodist church, Adams, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Ball and Allen Roberts; children, Clyde R. Ball and Ruby Jane Ball. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 20 at Schoedinger East Chapel with a graveside service Friday, Jan 21 at Ball Cemetery at Adams, KY by the Rev. Dana Slingluff. Surviving are 5 children, Mildred R. (James) McClure of Nashville, TN, Oscar (Mary) Ball Jr. of Pataskala, Lindsey E. (Ruby) Ball of Westerville, John C. (Doris Jean) Ball of Flatwoods, KY and Peggy L. Ball of Columbus; 2 sisters, Esta Wilson of Columbus, and Nora G. Thompson of Groveport; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Jan 26, 1994

SAIN, Violet Jane
1923-1994
Violet Jane Sain, 70, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Jan 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Sain was born Mar 23, 1923 in Nelsonville, OH. Her husband, Elmer Sain, preceded her in death. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Jan 15 at Riley Cemetery at Cane Creek. Surviving are 3 daughters, Sandy Ison and Linda Downard, both of Blaine, and Carol Woosley of Baltimore, OH; 5 sons, Ray Curnell of New Lexington, OH, Dave Curnell, of Millersport, OH, Gary Curnell and Bobby Curnell both of Baltimore and Donnie Curnell of Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 19, 1994

SKAGGS, Tennie Nancy
1916-1993
Tennie Nancy Skaggs, 77, of Bird Hays Manor, Louisa, died Monday, Dec 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Skaggs was born May 16, 1916 in Barnrock, a daughter of the late Elbert T. and Virginia Ellen Kelley Skaggs. She was a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 30 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Laney Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

THOMPSON, Amanda
1979-1994
Amanda Thompson, 14, daughter of Freddie Willard and Ruby King Thompson of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 5 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Jun 6, 1979 in Louisa. She was a student at Lawrence County High School. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 9 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. and Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery in Louisa. Additional survivors include 2 brothers, Danny Glen Thompson and Tobbie Thompson, both of Louisa; and her maternal grandmother, Nancy King of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 1994

VANHOOSE, Mary Elizabeth (Moore)
1898-1994
Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” VanHoose, 95, of Woodstock, OH, died Wednesday, Jan 12 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Mrs. VanHoose was born Jan 29, 1898 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Jerry and Ardelia Thompson Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard VanHoose; a son, William and several brothers and sisters. She was a member of Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 15 at Spillman McDonald Funeral Home. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual, OH. Surviving children are Elmer and Nora VanHoose of Mechanicsburg, Reginald and Christine VanHoose of Mutual, Roberta and James Daniels of Urbana, Lawrence VanHoose and Randall VanHoose and Ann VanHoose of Cable; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 1994

WILKS, Charles Eugene
1933-1994
Charles Eugene Wilks, 60, of Webbville, died Sunday, Jan 2, 1994 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Wilks was born Jun 10, 1933, in Webbville, a son of Albert and Shirley Jordan Wilks, of Webbville. He was employed with the Lawrence County Board of Education as a mechanic. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 5, 1994 (today) at 2 p.m. at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Matthew Adams and Rev. Rick Cordial. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Verna S. Wilks of route 1, Webbville; 5 daughters, Lillie Webb and Imogene Webb, both of route 4, Louisa, Tina Sue Wilks, Sandy Faye Wilks, and Sherry Lynn Wilks, all of route 1, Webbville; 7 sons, Charles Eugene Wilks, Jr. of route 3, Louisa, John Everett Wilks of route 4, Louisa, Albert Clayton Wilks, Clinton Wilks, Walter Lee Wilks, David Kenton Wilks and Buster Edmond Wilks, all of Webbville; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 1994

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ARRINGTON, Mary (Pfost)
1902-1994
Mary Pfost Arrington, 91, of Sprigg, WV, died Wednesday, Jan 26 at the residence of her daughter, Thelma Parsley. Mrs. Arrington was born Oct 17,1 902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Warrick and Ida Bush Pfost. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arrington in 1982, a son, Edgar Arrington, a sister and 4 brothers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sharondale Church of Christ. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 28 at Myrtle Chapel Church in Louisa by the Rev. Richard Garninde, Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Vernon Arrington of Fairborn, OH and Virgil Arrington of Overton, NV and 4 daughters, Dora Cochran of New Orleans, LA, Thelma Parsley of Sprigg, WV, Vivian Mae Scott of Huntington, WV and Helen Williamson of Chillicothe, OH; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1994

BLANKENSHIP, Agnes
1924-1994
Agnes Blankenship, 69, of 407 Lackey Ave., Louisa, died Friday, Jan 28 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Blankenship was born Mar 24, 1924 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Albert and Vada Pack Webb. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Claude Horn and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Blankenship family cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Burdette of Jacksonville, FL; 2 sons, Fred E. Blankenship and Oscar (Buck) Blankenship, both of Louisa; 5 sisters, Ruby Griffith of Blaien, Estill Queen and Jewel Bentley, both of Louisa, Inez Marie Boggs of South Carolina; Janie Quisenberry of Mansville, OH and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1994

BLANKENSHIP, Luther
1908-1994
Luther Blankenship, 85, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 15, 1994 at his home of a sudden illness. Mr. Blankenship was born May 24, 1908 at Martin County, KY, a son of the late Hiram and Elizabeth Brown Blankenship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Preece Blankenship; 2 sons, Russell and Donnie Blankenship. He was a retired carpenter, World War II veteran and a member of the Southside Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 18 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Jayne and Rev. Paul Schmitt. Burial was in Preece Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 6 daughters, Betty L. Frazier of Louisa, Lushie Herron of Reynoldsburg, OH, Becky Parsley of Portsmouth, OH, Helen David of Fort Myers, FL, Sharon Mills of Ripley, WV, and Gale Hammond of Vermillion, OH; 3 sisters, Lushie Cassady and Lillian Davis of Columbus, OH and Josephine Lockwood of Sarasota, FL; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a close friend, Ernestine Brumfield. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1994

BOYD, James Eskel
1915-1994
James Eskel Boyd, 78, of Lomita, CA, died Friday, Jan 14. He was born Jun 29, 1915 on Georges Creek, a son of the late James and Mary Castle Boyd. He has lived in Ohio and in California since 1940. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Heskel, Edgel and Raymond. Surviving are 2 sisters, Carmalee Graham Ehrel of Hammond, LA and Amaleen Wagner of Springfield, OH. Burial was in Lomita, CA. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1994

BURCHETT, David Garner
1928-1994
David Garner Burchett, 65, of Tattle Creek Road, Rubyville, died Saturday, Jan 22 at his residence. Mr. Burchett was born Aug 24, 1928 I Christmas, KY, a son of the late James Wiley and Dixie Jane Miller Burchett. He was a native of Kentucky and lived in Scioto County for the pat 22 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Opal Burton Burchett on Apr 9, 1984, whom he married on Apr 12, 1949; one brother, Ray; 3 sisters, Ruby, Pearl, Opal and 2 great grandchildren. He retired from American Standard in Columbus inn 1968, and from Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville in 1990. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 25 at Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Cantrell. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Burchett, whom he married Jun 5, 1989; 4 sons, James David Burchett of Piketon, William Eugene Burchett of Wheelersburg, Johnnie Ray Burchett and Garnal Franklin Burchett both of Columbus; 4 daughters, Dixie Ellen Gomer of Winston-Salem, NC, Iris Jeannettte Jaworowski, Thelma Jayne Burchett and Edith Opal Greenwood all of Columbus; 2 stepsons, Mike Stewart of Millers Run, Lucasville and Jay Stewart of Wheelersburg; 2 step daughters, Patricia Bussler of New Boston and Mary Henderson of Sciotoville; a brother, Benjamin Franklin Burchett of Kentucky; 25 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Feb 2, 1994

BURDEN, Carrie (Layne)
1903-1993
Carrie Layne Burden, 90, died Dec 26 in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Burden was born Apr 16, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Charles R. and Mary Nunley Layne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Burden. She was the Lawrence Health Nurse in te early 1930’s. Surviving are 2 brothers, James Lewis Layne of Orlando, FL and Paul R. Layne of Mobile, AL and other relatives. Big Sandy News. Feb 16, 1994

COPLEY, Nancy E. (Triplett)
Nancy E. Copley, 51, of Mt. Sterling, died Sunday at Madison County Hospital, London, OH. She was preceded in death by her father, Andy Triplett. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Mt. Sterling. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, at the Freewill Baptist Church, Mt. Sterling with Densil and Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Copley; a son, James Church, Jr., of Mt. Sterling; 2 daughters, Rebecca Jude of Sandusky and Kimberly DeBoard of Derby; grandchildren, April and Joshua Church, Brandon and Melinda Jude, Elisha and Chad DeBoard, mother, Rebecca Triplett of Louisa; 4 sisters, Sally Adams, Geraldine Russell, and Lona Kitchen, all fo Columbus, and Eloise Beck of Louisa; 5 brothers, Turner Triplett of Louisa, Arovel Triplett of Obetz, Walter Triplett, Oscar Triplett and Phillip Triplett all of Louisa, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1994

DIAMOND, Donna Jean (Hughes)
1939-1994
Donna Jean Diamond, 54, of New Carlisle, OH, died Wednesday, Feb 2 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Diamond was born Jul 6, 1939 in Louisa a daughter of Jimmy and Shirley Mae Newsome Hughes. She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Theresa Ann Chapman. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 4 at Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, OH by the Rev. Gene Hipskind, Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Charlie Diamond; 3 daughters and sons in law, Carol and Scott Strayer of New Carlisle, Shirley Riley and David Chapman of Springfield, Charlene Yeary of New Carlisle; a son and daughter in lawn, Charlie, Jr. and Betty Diamond of Springfield; 10 grandchildren and a sister, Emma Lee Grimm of Flat Gap, KY. Big Sandy news, Feb 9, 1994

DOSS, David James
1994-1994
David James Doss, infant, was stillborn Wednesday, Feb 9 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was the son of David and Dwana Doss of route 1, Fort Gay. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Feb 13 at Doss Cemetery by the Rev. Glen Day. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters, Deandra Doss and Danielle Doss; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Louise Johnson of Fort Gay and paternal grandmother, Naida Doss of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 1994

FANNIN, Maude Ethel (Sparks)
1904-1994
Maude Ethel Fannin, 89, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Park Ave., Portsmouth, died Thursday, Feb 17. Mrs. Fannin was born Dec 2, 1904 in Martha, a daughter of the late Laben T. and Trinvilla Lester Sparks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery J. Fannin in Jun 1984; a son, Ronald T.Fannin; a daughter, Evanelle Kidd; brothers, Claude, Paul, Herman, and Edward Sparks; half brothers, Charlie, Herbert, Henry and Nelson Sparks; half sisters, Florence and Eva Sparks and Hattie Kazee. She was a member of  St. Mary’s Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 21 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sons, Emery J. Jr. of McKeesport, PA, Paul E. of Richmond, IN, Kenneth of Mt. Gilead, OH, and Michael D. Fannin of Columbus, OH, a daughter, Elaine Delves of Jacksonville, FL; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1994

FRILEY, Reecie Geneva (Meade)
1910-1994
Reecie Geneva Friley, 83, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, Jan 31 in Whetstone Care Center. Mrs. Friley was born in Louisa, Nov 29, 1910, to the late Leo Meade and Elizabeth Miller Meade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Friley; 3 sisters, Eva Power, Delphia Gamble and Effie Adkins. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 3 at Schoedinger North Chapel by the Rev. Bert Miller. Burial was in Northlawn Memory Garden. Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Mrs. Gary (Connie) Snyder; 2 grandsons, Robert and Eric Snyder; a brother and sister in law, Everette and Ruby Meade. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1994

HARLESS, James Dana
1921-1994
James Dana Harless, 72, of Cottageville, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 11 at his home. Mr. Harless was born Aug 1, 1921 in St. Albans, WV, a son of the late John E. and Sylvia Harless. He was a retired school bus driver, a former Lawrence County coroner and manager of Lawrence Drug Store in Louisa. He was also a World War II veteran and a Mason. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 13 at the Casto Funeral Home in Evans, WV. Burial was in Mays Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Toni Preece and Kim H. Butler, both of Louisa, a sister, Mary M. Shafer of South Charleston, WV; 2 brothers, Ray E. Harless of Madison, WV and Charles R. Harless of Hurricane, WV and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News,, Feb 16, 1994

HOLT, Robert Lee
1923-1994
Robert Lee Holt, 70, of Genoa, WV, died Wednesday, Feb 9 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Holt was born Sep 26, 1923 at White Pine, TN, a son of the late Leander and Anna Mae Latham Holt. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Holloway. He retired from Houdialle Industries after 32 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 13 at Morris Funeral Home by Brother Wilmer Napier and Brother Tom Kitts. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery at Genoa. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Gladys Thompson Holt; 3 daughters, and sons in law, Katherine and Golden Napier, Judy and David Parson, and Sheila and Lowell Perry all of Genoa; 4 sons and 3 daughters in law; Randall Holt of Huntington, John and Marilyn Holt of Lorain, OH, Jack and Betty Holt of Fort Gay and Rudolph and Nancy Holt of Cleveland, OH; a brother and sister in law, Delmer and Freda Holt of Knoxville, TN and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1994

HOWELL, Eugene
1937-1994
Eugene Howell, 56 of route 4, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 26 following an extended illness. Mr. Howell was born Mar 3, 1937 in Holden, WV a son of William and Lottie Evans Howell. He worked for Walnut Development in Logan County, WV. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 1 at Young Funeral Hoe Chapel by the Rev. Jack Savage. Burial was in Howell Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Gina Howell of Hunt, WV; a son, William Howell of Scottown, OH; 2 sisters, Kathleen gore of Chapmanville, WV and Roseane Howell of Texas; 2 brothers, Robert Howell of Cleveland, OH and David Howell of Cleveland, OH; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1994

MEEK, Elsie Lou (Bowen)
1928-1994
Elsie Lou Meek, 65, of Isaac Park Road, died Saturday, Feb 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Meek was born Jun 22, 1928, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William Hampton and Jennie Maynard Bowen. She was a member of the Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church and worked for Human Hospital. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 15 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Horn and Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Meek Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are 3 step daughters, Dorothy Jean Diamond of Dayton, OH, Carrie Marie Cordle of Columbus, OH, and Victoria B. Lyon o North Carolina; 2 step sons, Bud Meek and Bennie David Meek both of Columbus, OH; 5 sisters, Mae Hughes, Molly Young, Bobbie Franklin, all of Marion, OH, Noldia Porter of Debord, KY and Evelyn Parrish of Lafollette, TN; 3 brothers, Billie Allen Bowen of Marion, OH, John Walter Bowen and Edward Bowen both of Inez. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 1994

MILLS, Virginia Irene
1933-1994
Virginia Irene “Peanut” Mills, 60, of Glasgow, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 13 in T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Mrs. Mills was born Jun 7, 1933 in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of Kellie Mills fo Fort Gay and the late Della Music Mills. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 16 (today) at 1 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial will be in Mills Family cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her father are 6 sisters, Mildred Blackburn and Ernestine Blackburn, both of Florida, Myrtle Prince and Rebecca Blair both of Louisa, Phyllis Hensley of Lexington and Charlene Clark of Oregon, a brother, Estel Mills of route 4, Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1994

PACK, Jennings
1935-1994
Jennings Pack, 58 of Radnor, WV, died Sunday, Feb 20, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born May 16, 1935, in Chapman, a son of Dorothy Smith Pack and the late Emory Pack. He was a construction worker. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 22 at Smith Chapel Church, Point Section, by the Rev. Chuck Thompson and Rev. Gary Mounts. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Evelyn Pack of Radnor, WV; a daughter, Karen Estepp of Radnor, WV; 5 sons, David Pack, Randy Pack, and Dennis Pack, all of Radnor, Garland Pack of Fort Gay and Timothy Pack of Mansfield, OH; a sister, Ruth Wilcox of Columbus, OH; and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 23, 1994

SCAGGS, Percy James
1913-1994
Percy James Scaggs, 80, of Martha, died Friday in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Scaggs was born Dec 17, 1913 in Terryville, a son of the late Leo and Elva Rose Scaggs. He was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Jake Rice Lodge F & AM. The funeral was conducted Feb 5 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Barker family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Iris Barker Scaggs, 3 sons, Percy J. Scaggs, Jr. of Adams, Ralph Scaggs of Martha and Darrell Scaggs of Louisa; 3 daughters, Betty Sue Sparks of Scherervillle, IN, April Viot of Lexington and Diana Salyer of Centerburg, OH; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1994

SMITH, Irene (Wheeler)
1912-1994
Irene Wheeler Smith, 81, of 305 Fyffe St., Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 10 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born Oct 7, 1912 at Mill Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Charley and Bertha Robertson Wheeler. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Wheeler. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of American Revolution. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 13 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard E. Hold. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Ruric O. Smith, a daughter, Jannie S. Merritt of Lexington; and 2 grandchildren, Teresa Linkous of Breno Bluff, VA and Kevin Merritt of Abingdon, VA. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 1994

SYKES, Della (Evans)
Della Evans Sykes, 81, of Circleville, OH, died Monday, Jan 31 at her residence. Mrs. Sykes was preceded in death by her husband, Dallis Sykes. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 3 at Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville. Burial was in Reber Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Joan Sanders of Ashville and Judith L. Sykes of Columbus; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Myrtle Bailey of Columbus and Gertie Pennington of Waverly, OH. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1994

THOMPSON, Nellie Marie (Workman)
1929-1994
Nellie Marie Thompson, 64, of Rice Street, Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 30 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was born Jun 6, 1929 in Zelda, KY, a daughter of the late John and Lillie Hampton Workman. Her husband Arch Thompson preceded her in death in 1980. She was owner and operator of Nell’s County Kitchen. She was a member of Buchanan Chapel Church and Betsy Ross Rebekkah Lodge 95. She served as president of the Rebekkkah State Assembly of Kentucky in 1984-85. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 1 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. Timothy York. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mary Louise Justice of Burnaugh, Juanita Mae Johns of Louisa, Wilma Ruth Douglas of Tollesboro and Thelma Jane Zag of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Claude Workman of Ashland and Samuel James Workman of Zelda; 6 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 1994

THOMPSON, Roscoe
1907-1994
Roscoe Thompson, 86, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Feb 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Jun 22, 1907 in Mill Creek, WV, a son of the late Andrew and Demi Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Salt Petre Community Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 6 at Salt Petre Community Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Paul Finley. Burial was in John Spurlock Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Leotie Spurlock Thompson, 6 daughters, Carrie Jean Fowler of Fort Gay, Edna Mae Fuggett, Ruth Ann Fuggett and Betty Lou Webb all of Mansfield, OH, Dixie Fay Webb of Barbourville, WV and Patricia Sue Mook of Baton Rouge, LA, a son, Bob Bennie Thompson of Florida; a stepson  Simon McHenry of Fowler, CA; 29 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1994

TRIPLETT, Betty Jane
1956-1994
Betty Jane Triplett, 37, of Sommersville, WV, died Sunday, Feb 6 at Sommerville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Triplett was born Feb 25, 1956 in Quinwood, WV, to Homer Triplett of route 5, Louisa and Margaret Shivel Triplett of Lock Ave., Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 9, (today) at 11 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian C. Hammonds. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are a step mother, Janet Triplett of route 5, Louisa, a brother, Homer Triplett, Jr., of Sedalia, MO; 5 sisters, Florence Clark of Columbia, SC, Linda Hughes of Jacksonville, FL, Imogene Roach of Sommersville, WV, Janet Triplett of Baring, WA and Edith Heberly of Thorton, OH. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 1994

WEBB, Earsel
1918-1994
Earsel Webb, 75, of 911 Greenup Ave., Raceland, died Tuesday, Feb 8 at his home. Mr. Webb was born Dec 13, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Millard and Gertrude Moore Webb. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Lafferty Webb in 1991. He was a retired lineman with Southwest Gas Company in Las Vegas, NV. A graveside service was conducted at Short Cemetery in Louisa by the Rev. Earl Hazel. Surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Lotiz and Wanda Jean Webb, both of Las Vegas and Dorothy Stoker of Raceland; 3 sons, Joe Wayne Webb, Randy R. Webb and Millard Webb, all of Las Vegas; 5 sisters, Thelma Border and Hazel Creasy, both of Las Vegas, Marie Wilson of Louisa, Garnet O’Daniels of Catlettsburg, and Gladys Mullins of Flatwoods, a brother, Leon Webb of Louisa; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 1994

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MARCH

BENTLEY, Lucian Russell
1915-1994
Lucian Russell Bentley, 78, of Route 1, Webbville, died Thursday, Mar 3 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bentley was born Oct 9, 1915 in Lawrence County, son of the late Charlie and Hester Woods Bentley. He was a retired mechanic for Columbia Gas Company. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 5 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Bentley-Vanhorn Cemetery, route 1,  Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Julia Webb Bentley, of route 1, Webbville; 2 daughters, Sybil Robinson of Lexington and Diana Moore of Louisa; 4 sons, Gary Bentley of Lexington, Garell Bentley of Charleston, WV, Jackie Bentley of San Antonio, TX and Joe Bentley of Louisa; 2 sisters, Ailien Maddy and Dorothy Pope of route 1, Webbville; a brother, Ray Bentley of route 1, Webbville; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1994

BERRY, Worth
1910-1994
Worth Berry, 83, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Berry was born Aug 28, 1910 in Irad, a son of the late Jim and Laura Adams Berry. He was a retired farmer and former state highway department employee. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dave Henderson and the Rev. Noah Wilks. Burial was in Berry Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters: Myrtle Blankenship, route 2, Catlettsburg, KY and Marjorie Caudill, Louisa; 3 brothers: Custer Berry, Jack Berry, Russell Berry, all of Louisa; several nieces and nephews.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1994

BORDERS, Alafair (Graves)
1912-1994
Alafair Graves Borders, 81, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Mar 15 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Borders was born Apr 10, 1912 I Georges Creek, KY, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Louisa L. Miller Graves. The funeral will be Thursday, Mar 17, at 1 p.m. at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Jeff Hayes. Burial will be in Graves cemetery at Georges Creek. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Pat Colley, Mrs. Donna Wooten, Mrs. Phoebe A. Wellman and Darlene Vanhoose, all of Lexington, Mrs. Linda Dotson, of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Connie Sheets, Nashville, TN, and Mrs. Kathy May, Pikeville; two sons, Dallas Borders, Georgetown, KY and L. Joe Borders, Lexington; 3 brothers: Bill Graves and Lindsey Arch Graves both of Louisa and Jack Graves of route 1, Louisa; 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1994

BRYANT, Lucinda Romaine (Castle)
1917-1994
Lucinda Romaine Bryant, died Tuesday, Mar 15 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Bryant was born Aug 13, 1917 in Wilbur, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Cora O’Brian Castle. She was a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Mar 17 at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Wright, Joe Daniels and Rick Cordial. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Fred Bryant, 3 sons, Ronald Cordle and Allen Steele, both of Louisa and Donnie Cordle of West Jefferson, OH; 2 daughters, Lavonne Muncy of Jacksonville, FL and Jayne Sparks of Galloway, OH; 5 step daughters, Jayne Larkin, Mary Ann Borror and Betty Myers, all of Columbus, OH, Patty Miller of St. Petersburg, FL and Peggy Pastovich of West Mont, IL; 2 step sons, Douglas Steele and Lowell Steele both of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Vessie Mae Castle of Ashland, Lorna Wellman of Baltimore, MD, Lydia Lipp of Columbus, OH and Zeld Castle of Louisa; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and many step grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1994

CLARK, Pauline (Daniels)
1931-1994
Pauline Clark, 63 of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 24 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born Feb 8, 1931 in Glenwood a daughter of the late Morton and Monnie Hall Daniels. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mike Crum. Burial was in Coburn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Diane Coleman of Austin, TX; 2 sons, Sheridan Thompson of Mechanicsburg, OH and Ray Daniels of Louisa; a sister, Shirley Webb of Louisa; a brother, Lon Daniels of Louisa; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1994

COLDIRON, Rhoda Gerlie (Burke)
1927-1994
Rhoda Gerlie Coldiron, 66, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died Friday, Mar 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Coldiron was born Mar 19, 1927 at Jacks Creek, a daughter of the late London Bailey and Cora Cook Burke. She was a disabled coal miner, having been employed by Island Creek Coal Company. A graveside service was held Monday, Mar 14 at the Burke family cemetery at Oil Springs by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Surviving are 5 daughters, Francis Hughes of Fort Gay, Mrs. Marlin Yelton of Stafford, VA, Mrs. Bill Ward and Amy Marguez, both of Huntington and Mrs. Bill Myers of Laurel, MD; 4 sons, Charles Coldiron of Ulysses, Ricky Neal of Richmond, VA and Roger Neal and Joe Coldiron both of Prichard, 3 sisters, Emily Preston, Barefoot Bay, FL, Maxie Fairchild, Oil Springs, KY, Nadine Burke, Oil Springs, KY; 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1994

DAVIS, Ernie Ray
1940-1994
Ernie Ray Davis, 53, of Huntington, died Thursday, Mar 17 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Davis was born Aug 15, 1940 in Charleston, WV, a son of Earsel Ray Davis of Grayson and the late Ina Newton Davis. He was a machinist with CSX for 30 years. He was a member of 28th Street Methodist Church; Western Star Lodge #11 AF &AM; Huntington Commandery #9, Guyandotte Chpater #10 RAM; Huntington Chapter of the Scottish Rite Bodies; Huntington Shrine Club and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple. He was a 32 year Mason. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Mar 19 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his father  are his wife, Virginia Bradley Davis; step mother, Vivian Davis of Grayson; a daughter, Michelle Blackburn of Orlando, FL; 2 sons and daughters in law, Paul E. and Sandra Davis of Huntington and Bruce D. and Molly Davis of Orlando; 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, a sister, Deanna Heffner of Polk, OH; 2 brothers, Richard Davis of Erlanger, KY and Cecil Davis of Denton, KY; an aunt and a host of friends and relatives. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1994

FYFFE, Bertha Alice (Greene)
1903-1994
Bertha Alice Fyffe, 91, of Blaine, died Saturday, Mar 19, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Fyffe was born Mar 19,1 903, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Clayton and Laura Seagraves Greene. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Fyffe. She was a member of the Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1994

HAZLETT, Prichard
1915-1994
Prichard Hazlett, 79, of route 2, Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Mar 26 at his residence. Mr. Hazlett was born Jan 16, 1915 in Wayne, WV a son of the late Phillip and Leona Davis Hazlett. He was retired from N & W Railroad, Bridge Force and Hammer Lumber Company. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge #270, Rebeccas Lodge #95 and Buchanan Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 29 at Buchanan Chapel by the Rev.  J. L. Moore and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Hazlett; 3 sons: James Harry Hazlett, Fort Worth, TX, Jerry R. Hazlett, route 2, Catlettsburg, and Tom Hazlett, Anchorage, Alaska; 2 sisters: Dolly Thompson, and Pauline Hundley both of Prichard, WV; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1994

JORDAN, James Kay, Jr.
1921-1994
James Kay Jordan, Jr., of Ashland, died Tuesday, Mar 8. Mr. Jordan was born Oct 10,1921 in Louisa, a son of the late James K. and Janie Moore Jordan. He soloed at the old Ashland Airport I 1937 being Ashland’s youngest pilot at age 16 and flew for the Pipeline Patrol in Harrodsburg, PA and chief pilot for G. C. Murphy Company. He was a member of Q. B. Pittsburg Hanger, a World War II army air corp veteran and a member of Normal Presbyterian Church. He was a retired distributor of Mac Tools. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 12 at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by Rev. Brad Napier. Surviving are his wife, Mary M. (Peggy) Callihan Jordan, 3 daughters, Jennifer Justice of Martinsburg, WV, Penelope Stillwell of Indianapolis, IN, and Linda Jordan of Berkley, CA; 2 sisters, Iva G. See of Maitland, FL and Jean Alday of Decatur, GA and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1994

KURLAS, Frances Ellen (McClure)
Frances Ellen McClure Kurlas, 81, died Sunday, Mar 13 at St. Luke West in Florence, KY. Mrs. Kurlas was born in Gallup, KY. The funeral will be Wednesday, Mar 16 (today) at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Covington, KY. Burial will be I Floral Hill Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, KY. Surviving are 2 sons, Pete Kurlas of Middletown, OH and Kenneth E. Kurlas of Louisville; a daughter Sandy Burch of Union, KY; a sister, Esteline Bogie of Taylor Mill, KY; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1994

LUBY, John
1971-1994
John Patrick Luby, 22 of Camp Pendleton, CA died Sunday, Mar 20 in Yuma, AZ. Mr. Luby was born Dec 15, 1971 at Newark, OH, a son of Walter Kenneth and Sharon Moore Luby of Adams. He was a hospital medic in the U. S. Navy and a member of Christian Fellowship Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 27 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Beiting and Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Additional survivors include a brother, Joseph Kenneth Luby of Adams, maternal grandmother, Virginia Carter Moore of Hebron, OH, and paternal grandmother, Jeanne Luby Cunningham of Blue Rock, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 30, 1994

MCREYNOLDS, Charlie Lark
1925-1994
Charlie Lark McReynolds, 69, of Greer, SC, died Monday, Feb 28 in Greenville, SC. Mr. McReynolds was born Feb 15, 1925 in Clifford, son of Eliza and Elizabeth Hammond McReynolds. The funeral will be conducted Saturday, Mar 5 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in McReynolds Cemetery, Clifford. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean McReynolds of Greer, SC, a daughter, Elizabeth McReynolds of Greer, SC; 2 sisters, Mabel Brown of Dayton, OH and Mildred Brown of Bowling Green, KY; 4 brothers, James McReynolds of Pikeville, Lucian McReynolds of Dayton, OH, Eligah McReynolds of Clifford and William McReynolds of Dayton, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1994

MOORE, Kenneth
1921-1994
Kenneth Moore, 72, of Hebron, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 1 in Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, OH. Mr. Moore was born Nov 18,1 921 in Louisa, a son of the late Ruben and Montie McKinster Moore. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 4 in Young Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev, George Wright. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Carter Moore, 2 daughters, Sharon Luby and Sue Holley , both of Adams; 3 sons: Carter Dee Moore, Logan, OH, Brett Moore, Columbus, OH, Ronald Moore, Millersport, OH; 4 sisters: Evelyn Cordle, Blaine, Wilva Ball and Roberta Ball both of Mattie, KY, Ruby McCormick of Columbus, 3 brothers: Clyde Moore, Mattie, Bill Moore, Columbus and Eugene Moore of Blaine; 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1994

MOORE, Mary Belle
1921-1994
Mary Belle Moore, 73, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 15 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Miss Moore was born Jan 17, 1921 in Mattie, a daughter of the late Joe and Gustavia Tabor Moore. She was a retired hairdresser and formerly owned Myrtle’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Louisa and Betsy Ross Rebekkah Lodge in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 18 at First United Methodist Church in Louisa by the Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial was in Moore family cemetery in Mattie. Surviving are 2 nieces, Mary Ann Pack of Louisa and Nancy Albright of Larnton, VA and 2 nephews, Joe Norman Pack of Louisa and Howard Moore of Ashland. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1994

MOUNTS, Rosalie (Gartin)
1930-1994
Rosalie Mounts, 63, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 17 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Mounts was born Jun 10, 1930 in Ranger, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Frank and Maudie McNelly Gartin. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 19 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Paul Finley. Burial was in Hewlett Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters, Maudie Mae Gatchell of Inez, Joyce Ann Felix of Arizona, and Rosalie Mounts of Louisa; a son, Nicholas Mounts of Logan, WV; 3 sisters, Bonnie Whitt of Brasto, CA, Fay Sparks of Earlton, FL, and Alta Mae Fitzpatrick of Louisa; 7 brothers, Alfred Gartin, Darrell Gartin, Chester Gartin, Charles Allen Gartin, and Danny Ray Gartin; all of Louisa, Glen Gartin of Fort Gay and Durand Gartin of Williamsport, OH; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 23, 1994

NOBLE, Rose (Geordano)
1910-1994
Rose Noble, 83, of Louisa, formerly of Williamson, WV, died Friday, Mar 18 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Noble was born Nov 1, 1910 in Williamson, daughter of the late Adrea and Judith Gratta Geordano. Surviving is a sister, Lucille Plymale of Williamson. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 23, 1994

RATLIFF, Sue Ellen (Terry)
1948-1994
Sue Ellen Ratliff, 45, of route 2, Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 1 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Ratliff was  born Jul 23, 1948 in Richardson, a daughter of Lizzie Lou Fitch of route 2, Louisa, and the late William M. Terry. She was a member of New Mt. Zion United Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday, Mar 4 at 2 at Mt. Olive United Baptist Church in Richardson by Claude Mullett, Carter Williamson and Jay Crum. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, William Walker Ratliff of route 2, Louisa; a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Ratliff of Route 2, Louisa; 3 sons, William Monty Ratliff, Matthew Phillip Ratliff and Christopher Walker Ratliff, all of route 2, Louisa, 4 sisters, Mary Elizabeth Preston and Yvonnie Nell Little, both of Louisa, Katherine Runyon of Webbville and Nora Jean Stapleton of Richardson; 5 brothers, William D. Terry, Mont Jacob Terry, Ronald Terry and Larry Milton Terry, all of Louisa and Bobby Ray Terry of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 2, 1994

ROBERTSON, James Clinton
1908-1994
James Clinton Robertson, 85, of Genoa, WV, died Friday, Mar 11 at his home. Mr. Robertson was born Oct 20, 1908 in Greenbrier, WV, a son of the late Sam and Sarah Kitts Robertson. He was a retired millwright with Midland Ross Company, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and Vinson Lodge 66 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 14 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. David Dean and Rev. Herbert Varney. Burial was in Robertson-Cyrus Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Marie Artrip Robertson; 4 daughters, Fern Thompson of Genoa, Phyllis Niemann of Rittman, OH, Joan Wellman of South Point, OH, and Janet Childers of Wayne, WV; a son, Charles Robertson of Rocky River, OH; 6 brothers, Ray Robertson, Charles Robertson, Oral Robertson, Luther Robertson, John Robertson and Thelmar Robertson; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1994

ROBERTSON, Opal (Spears)
1908-1994
Opal Robertson, 86, of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 24 un Woodland Oaks at Ashland. Mrs. Robertson was born Mar 2, 1908 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Melissa Webb Spears. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Carol Bush and Ann Laney, both of Louisa, Linda Blair of Ashland, and Betty Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH; 3 sons, Jack Robertson and Floyd Robertson, Jr. both of Louisa and Tommy Robertson of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Belle Spears of Louisa; 27 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 30, 1994

SPILLMAN, Frank
1939-1994
Rev. Frank Spillman, 54, of Science Hill, died Wednesday, Mar 2 at his home. Rev. Spillman was born Dec 20, 1939 in Gladys, a son of Willie and Shirley Kitchen Spillman of Webbville. He was a Methodist minister and pastured churches in Dennis, Oil Springs, Allen, Mount Sterling, West Liberty, Williamstown and Science Hill. He was a graduate of Pikeville College and Lexington Theological Seminary, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Korean War veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 6 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in East Carter Memory Gardens, Additional survivors include his finance, Trudy Lehman of Williamstown, a daughter, Sharon Mize of Little Rock, AR; a son, Phillip Spillman of Erlanger; a brother, David Spillman of Columbus, OH; and 3 sisters, Katherine Chaffin of Bellville, OH, Patricia Adock of Grove City, OH, and Diana Spillman of Lexington. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 9, 1994

THOMPSON, Jean K. (Kitchen)
1913-1994
Jean K. Thompson, 81, formerly of 2442 Pleasant Ridge Road, Wooster, died Friday, Mar 11 at Wooster community Hospital. Mrs. Thompson was born Feb 22, 1913 in Louisa, a daughter of Green and Samantha Kitchen. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Geoffrey Lentz; her second husband, Sim Thompson; 6 brothers and sisters and 2 grandchildren. She was a self-employed paper hanger and attended Freewill Baptist Church in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 14 at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, with Rev. Wm. H. Valentine officiating. Burial was in Apple Creek Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Zella Jean Barrett of New Carlisle, OH, Louella Allen and Betty Ann Scott, both of Wooster; 5 grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; a brother, Garland Kitchen of Ironton, OH and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Fish of Fairmont, WV. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1994

TUCKER, Harless W.
1914-1994
Harless W. Tucker, 79, of Brentwood, MD, died Tuesday, Mar 8 at Prince Georges Hospital in Cheverly, MD. Mr. Tucker was born Jul 6, 1914, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late James E. and Sarah E. Buskirk Tucker. He worked for Amtrack as a railroad conductor. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Mar 17 at 1 p.m. at Tucker family cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are 6 daughters, Virginia Tucker and Linda Tucker both of Brentwood, MD, Patricia Latona of Mt. Airy, MD, Sharon A. Tucker of Fairfax, VA, Pamela Tharp of Herndon, VA and Brenda Tucker of Nashville, TN; a son, Charles Tucker of Brentwood, MD and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 16, 1994

WALKER, Homer Maurice
Homer Maurice Walker, 70, of 3460 Lyon Drive, American Engineering Co. civil engineer, husband of Ann Moore Walker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, W. R. Milward Mortuary, Southland. Contributions suggested to Habitat for Humanity, in care of Immanuel Baptist Church. Big Sandy news, Mar 16, 1994

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AUXIER, Gwen G.
Dr. Gwen G. Auxier, 84, Riverside, CA, died Sunday, April 17 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ray Brackett of Allen. She was a native of Whites Creek, Wayne County, WV and daughter of the late Nathaniel Lincoln Auxier, Blockhouse Bottom, Johnson County, KY and Mary Borders Auxier, Borders Chapel, Lawrence Co., KY. A graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School, she attended Marshall University, and received her B. S. degree from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown, where she was also an assistant professor. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, and specialized in obstetrics and gynecology at Woman’s Hospital in New York City. Dr. Auxier’s practice was in Riverside, where she also taught specialized classes at the University of California. She served on a number of boards and was a member of several honorary societies.  A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Apr 23 at Borders Chapel Cemetery, River Road, at Ulysses. Surviving are a  sister, Olga Auxier Preston, River Road, Ulysses, KY, 3 nieces, Frances Brackett, Allen; Mikell Burchett, Caracas, Venezuela, Faye Moore, Louisa, nephew, Senator John D. Preston, Paintsville; sister in law, Mrs. John G. Auxier, Kenova, WV. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1994

BENTLEY, Ernest
1902-1994
Ernest Bentley, 91, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 9, in Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Bentley was born Sep 20, 1902 at Yatesville, a son of the late William and Martha Ann Mullins Bentley. His wife, Bertha Bentley died in 1940. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 11 at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Billie Finegan, Irene Floyd, Bessie Osborn and Brenda Miller, all of Columbus, a son, Carl E. Bentley of Columbus, a brother, Willie Bentley of West Virginia; and 5 sisters, Helen Grosscross of Cleveland, OH, Mary Conn of Man, WV, Louella Green of Uneeda, WV and Edith Harvey and Audrey Hunt, both of Danville, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

BRYANT, William Madison “Bill”
1936-1994
William Madison “Bill” Bryant, III, 57, of Fallsburg, died Tuesday, Apr 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bryant was born Aug 16, 1936 in Raysal, WV, a son of the late William M. Bryant, II and Garnet Wallace Bryant. He was a timberman, construction operator and present Lawrence County Magistrate District 1. He wa a member of the Hepburn Lodge #575 F & AM Sandy Hook. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 8 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Elliott County Memorial Gardens in Sandy Hook, KY. Surviving are his wife, Yvonna (Bonnie) Clevenger Bryant of Fallsburg, 2 sons, William (Matt) Bryant IV of Indianapolis, IN and Christopher Allen Bryant of Coca, FL; 4 sisters, Kay Damron of Fort Gay, Joyce E. Backman, Phyliss Braumsman, Janice Sue Cunningham, all of Cincinnati, OH; and 3 grandsons. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

BURTON, Mary (Griffith)
1904-1994
Mary Burton, 89, of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Apr 10 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Burton was born Nov 4, 1904 in Cherokee, KY, a daughter of the late Elisha and Jennie Poe Griffith. She was a member of Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 12 at Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by John Pelphrey and Buell Webb. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery at Hamilton Township. Surviving are her husband, Jack W. Burton of Cherokee, KY and a grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 16, 1994

CAUDILL, Herbert Allan
1949-1994
Herbert Allan Caudill, 45, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Apr 22 in University of Kentucky’s Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Caudill was born Jan 30, 1949 in Paintsville, a son of the late Frank P. and Elva Pennington Caudill. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Ted Asbury and Elder Larry Arrowood. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Ome Jordan Caudill, 4 daughters: Joyce Parsons, Lisa Robinette, Martha Caudill and Jennifer Caudill all of Fort Gay, a son: Frank Caudill, Fort Gay; a sister: Ruth Newsome, Fort Gay, 4 brothers: Lacy Caudill, Verlie Caudill, Wilburn, Caudill all of Fort Gay, Burley Caudill of Louisa; 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 27, 1994

COOK, Allen
1933-1994
Allen Cook, 60, of Louisa, died Monday, Mar 28 at his home. Mr. Cook was born Jun 14, 1933, at Dry Creek, a son of the late Dow and Annie Hall Cook. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Mar 31 at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Joe Cantrell and Thurel Daniels. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ella Jay Cordle Cook; 2 sons, Joe Allen Cook of Fort Gay and Johnny Monroe Cook of Louisa; a sister, Ruth Stanley of Pleasant Plain, OH and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1994

DEBRUIN, Henry
1934-1994
Henry DeBruin, 59, of Crum, WV, died Monday, Apr 4 in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Mr. DeBruin was born Dec 7,1 934 in Sheldon, IA, a son of the late Arie and Allie Boone DeBruin. He was a member of the Church of Christ and in the National Guard. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 7 at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial will be in Webb Community Church Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Oma Dale Johnson DeBruin of route 1, Crum; a daughter, Holley Carley of route 1, Crum, WV; 3 brothers, Andrew DeBruin of Sheldon, IA, Arie DeBruin, Jr., of Sioux Falls, SD, and Raymond DeBruin of Gourie, IA and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 6, 1994

EVANS, Lecester
1925-1994
Lecester “Lee” Evans, 68, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, Apr 20 following an extended illness. Mr. Evans was born Jun 28, 1925, in Williamson, WV, a son of the late John Lewis and Elvie Crabtree Evans. He was a retired welder for J. T. Edwards Construction Company and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 23 at Webb Chapel Church, Webbville, by the Rev. Dewey “Buck” Hogston. Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Lewis Evans of Flatwoods, 2 sons, Danny K. Evans and Scott D. Evans, both of London, OH, a daughter, Cherry Lee Foster of Grove City, OH; 5 brothers, Bill Evans of Hudson, FL, Arnold D. Evans, and Roger Evans both of Flatwoods, John Evans of Dayton, OH and Joe Evans of Wayne, MI; 3 sisters, Mary Ingle of Wayne, MI, Irene Blankenship and Hazel Hogston both of Webbville; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Apr 27, 1994

FRAZIER, Owen
1896-1994
Owen Frazier, 97 of Louisa, formerly of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Apr 5 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Pearleen) Britton of Louisa. Mr. Frazier was born Nov 5, 1896, in Fort Gay. His wife, Vada Thompson Frazier, preceded him in death. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 8 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to Pearleen Britton of Louisa are 5 other daughters, Juanita Cart of Logansport, IN, Herma Bond and Mavis Thompson, both of Roanoke, VA, Mildred Stricker of Shreve, OH and Jessie Campbell of Ashland, OH; 3 sons, Roy Frazier of Wooster, OH, Elmer Frazier of Louisa and Menuard Frazier of Fort Gay; a half brother, Walter L. Ferguson of Fort Gay; 26 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

FUSON, Ben W.
1911-1994
Ben W. Fuson, 83, 321 College Ave. died Sunday, Apr 3 at Reid Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Fuson was born Feb 17, 1911 in Canton, China to Chester G. and Phebe Meeker Fuson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisylee McClure Fuson, who died in 1989. He was a graduate of College of Emporia in Emporia, KS and reeived his Ph.D. from University of Iowa. He taught English and Asian literature in several American colleges and universities, retiring in 1977 from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS. He also taught one or two years at Chung Shan University of Canton, China, taught at Allahabad Christian College in Allahhabad, India, was a Fullbright professor at Meshed University in Iran, and in Kobe College for Women in Japan. After his retirement, he published over 400 letters to newspaper editors protesting injustices, political chicanery and religious bigotry. He wa a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Fuson Stone of San Mateo, CA; a son, David Fuson of Walnut Creek, CA; 2 grandchildren, Andrea and Jennifer Fuson of Walnut Creek, CA; 2 brothers, Nelson Fuson of Nashville, TN and William M. Fuson of Richmond, nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

JACKSON, Leonard
1921-1994
Rev. Leonard H. Jackson, 72, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Apr 18 at V. A. Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Jackson was born Apr 27, 1921 in Genoa, WV, a son of the late Walter and Leanna Crabtree Jackson. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday, Apr 21 at Young Funeral Home chapel at 11 by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Jackson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Rowe Jackson of Fort Gay; 5 daughters, Toni Mitchell of Columbus, OH, Joan Boggs of South Point, OH, Theresa Hostetter of Wallkill, NY, Dale Huff of Fort Gay and Darlene Howard of Louisa; 2 sons, Tom Jackson and Tim Jackson both of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Louise Dalton of Parma, OH, Charlotte Raines of Fort Gay and Shirley Jackson of Ohio; 2 brothers, Garland Jackson of Fort Gay and Charles Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

JOHNSON, Pauline Mary (wilks)
1943-1994
Pauline Mary Johnson, 50, of 21829 Fannin Hollow, Rush, died Wednesday, Apr 13 at her home. Mrs. Johnson was born Nov 21, 1943, in Ashland, a daughter of Dan Wilks of Webbville and the late Georgia Bishop Wilks. She was a member of Pentecostal Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 16 at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Matthew Adams. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery in Webbville. Additional survivors include her husband, Eugene Cline Johnson; 5 sons, Joseph Cline, Jr., of Illinois, Scott Cline and Mike Cline, both of Columbus, OH, and Ronnie Johnson and Melvin Johnson, both of Grayson, 2 daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Columbus and Lisa Johnson of Bolts Fork; 4 sisters, Doris Jean Fridley and Bethel Sanson, both of Columbus, Lillian Beach of Indiana and Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods; 5 brothers, Paul Wilks of Ashland and Herbert Wilks, Steve Wilks, Les Wilks and Harvey Wilks all of Webbville; and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

MOORE, Ferrell
1917-1994
Ferrell Moore, 76, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, Apr 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Moore was  born Aug 16, 1917 in McClure, KY, a son of the late Hibbert and Armendie Lowe Moore. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 13 (today) at Baker Chapel, route 4, Louisa at 2 p.m. by Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial will be in Moore family cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Rush Moore of route 4, Louisa, Luther Moore of Adams, and William R. Moore of route 4, Louisa; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Delong of Arkansas; 4 sisters, Alice Davis of Alpena, MI, Edith Chapman and Amy Jean Winters, both of Ypsilanti, MI and Lucy Muncy of Pilgrim, KY; 3 brothers, Claude Moore and Sam Moore both of Ypsilanti, MI and Arthur Moore of route 1, Louisa; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

PACK, Anna (Maggard)
1916-1994
Anna Maggard Pack, 78, of 721 Lackey Avenue, Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 17 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Pack was born Mar 21, 1916, a daughter of the late Willie and Roxie McCloud Maggard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Pack in 1975. She was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 20 (today) at 2 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Bromley Marcum. Surviving are 7 daughters: Alma York, Velma Robinette, Judy Chaney and Zola Young all of Louisa, Joyce Young, Burnaugh, KY, Jessie Ogier, Jackson, OH, Barbara Ethridge, Milledgeville, GA, a son: James R. Pack, Louisa; a sister: Irene Gabbard, Richlands, VA, 2 brothers: Willie Maggard, Charleston, WV, Alva Maggard, Marrowbone, WV; 26 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

PHILLIPS, Alma (Lester)
1900-1994
Alma Phillips, 94, of Plain City, died Sunday, Mar 27 at Milcrest Nursing Home. Mrs. Phillips was born Jan 13, 1900, in Mazie, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harmen and Isabelle Skaggs Lester; husband, Noah Phillips in 1978; sons, Mirl, 1942, Paul Jay, 1969, and Russell, 1992; daughter in laws, Leora Keaton Phillips, 1966 and Ruth Hale Phillips, 1983. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Mar 30 at Springfork Baptist Church by the Rev. Sturgill McCarty. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Earl Phillips of Plain city; 2 daughters, Ruth Tolliver of St. Petersburg, FL and Ruby Barker of Plain City; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and a daughter in law, Louella Phillips. Big Sandy News, Apr 6, 1994

POPE, Virginia Louise (Fannin)
19301994
Virginia Louise Pope, 64, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 7 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Pope was born Jan 8, 1930, in Job, KY, a daughter of the late Ethel Kirk Fannin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Pope in 1967. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 9, at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Pope Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Wanda Scaggs of route 2 Louisa and Athalene Adams of route 3, Louisa; 2 sons, Bobby Ray Pope of route 5, Louisa and Glenn Dale Pope of Louisa; 3 brothers, Larry Fannin of Columbus, OH, Henry Fannin and Donald Fannin of Inez; step father, Luther Fannin of Inez; 8 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 13, 1994

RIFFE, Cordillia (Lawson)
1918-1994
Cordillia Lawson Riffe, 75, of Crum, WV, died Tuesday, Apr 12 at her home. Mrs. Riffe was born Oct 12, 1918, in Grey Eagle, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison and Nettie Hensley Lawson. Her husband, Leonard Riffe, preceded her in death. She was a member of Church of God in the Name of Jesus Christ in Logan, WV. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 15 at Webb Community Church in West Virginia. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Cora Finley of Dunlow, WV, Nettie Ratcliff of Crum, Katherine Cline of Decatur, GA, Merkie Riffe of Florida, and Edna Browning of Logan, WV; 3 sons, William Lee Riffe of Louisa, Lucian Riffe of Fort Gay, and Moss Riffe of Crum; 2 sisters, Vinie Evans of South Bloomfield, OH and ruby Jewell of Montgomery, MI; 3 brothers, Albert Stafford of North Carolina, Sylvester Stafford of California and Matt Lawson of Columbus, OH; 38 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

THOMPSON, Edward
1940-1994
Edward Thompson, 53, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Apr 13, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Apr 14, 1940 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Walter and Ivory Bartram Thompson. He was a retired mechanic with West Virginia Department of Highways.. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Apr16 at Thompson Cemetery on Trace Branch by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Surviving are his wife, Linda Lee Vanhoose Thompson; 3 daughters, Brenda Thompson, Karen Thompson, and Melissa Thompson, all at home; a son, Darren Edward Thompson, at home; 3 sisters, Carolyn Rodrigyez and Helen Dabefh both of California and Beulah Short of Ohio; a brother, Joseph Thompson of Fort Gay and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

WEBB, Lindsey
1927-1994
Lindsey Webb, 66, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Apr 9, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born Apr 24, 1927, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Arnold and Mamie Webb. He was a retired employee of N & W Railroad. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willard Robertson and the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Anita Webb; 2 daughters, Carol Lowe and Brenda Ratcliff, both of Huntington; a brother, Howard Webb of Barboursville; a sister, Clarie Isaac of Fort Gay; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 13, 1994

WORKMAN, Minnie (Holbrook)
1919-1994
Minnie H. Workman, 74, of Fallsburg, died Thursday, Apr 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Workman was born Jun 17, 1919 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Presley Holbrook. Her husband, Holbert Workman died in 1979. She was a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 17 at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Maynard. Burial was in Catalpa Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Cooksey of Belleview, OH; 3 sons, Donald Workman of Fallsburg, Charles Workman of Athens, AL, and James Edward Workman of Lapeer, MI; a brother, Ernie Holbrook of Wadsworth, OH; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 20, 1994

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ADKINS, Raymond
1925-1994
Raymond Adkins, 68, died Saturday, Apr 30 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Mr. Adkins was born May 10, 1925, a son of the late Charles and Mary Adkins of Lawrence County, KY. A military interment was held at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Adkins, of Columbus, OH, a son, Gary Adkins of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Debbie Kartsooh of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Grover Adkins of Fort Gay and Charles Adkins, Jr., of Tennessee and a sister, Opal Collins of Tennessee. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

AKERS, Leota
1920-1994
Leota Mae Akers, 73 of Fort Gay, died Monday, May 16 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Akers was born Jul 23, 1920, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William and Rebecca Bartram Akers. She was a retired seamstress with Reliance Dress Factory and a member of Spruce Lick Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 19 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Akers of Gallipolis, OH; and 3 sisters, Edna Hooser of Portsmouth, OH, Virginia Wellman of Medway, OH and Bertha “Tiny” Frasher of Gallipolis. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1994

CHAPMAN, David Haskell
1935-1994
David Haskell Chapman, 59, of Niles, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 12 in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Chapman was born Jan 11, 1935 in Louisa, a son of the late William David and Rosie Belle Miller Chapman. He was a teletype operator with Chessie System and an Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 15 at Gallup Methodist Church in Chapman by the Rev. Frank Hulett. Burial was in Chapman family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Brown Chapman, a daughter, Donita Fay McKay of Niles; a son, Paul David Chapman of Niles; 5 sisters, Lydia Franklin and Lenora Meredith, both of Catlettsburg, Maxie Parsons of Greensboro, NC, Myrtle Robinette of Louisa and Betty Loar of Vienna, OH; 3 brothers, George Chapman of Flatwoods and William Chapman and James Chapman both of Jacksonville, FL and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

CHURCH, Rose Mae (Burchett)
1923-1994
Rose Mae Church, 71, formerly of Ashland, died Thursday, May 12 in Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Church was born Mar 22, 1923 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence C. Burchett. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, May 25 at Burchett-Hewlett Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Geraldine Avery of Louisiana; a son, Thomas Church of California; a sister, Nancy Hewlett of Ashland; a brother, Opie Burchett of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1994

COOK, Mary (Maxwell)
1925-1994
Mary Maxwell Cook, 68, Adams, died Thursday, May 12 at her home. Mrs. Cook was born Jul 7, 1925, in Wayne County, a daughter of Sara Tucker Maxwell Phillips of Liberty and the late Willie Maxwell. Her husband, Earl Cook, preceded her in death. She was a retired bus driver for FIVCO and a  member of Freedom Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 14 at Brushy United Baptist Church. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery.  Additional survivors include 6 daughters, Dorothy Cox of Huntington, Anna Mae Holt, Gladys Fields and Sara Cook, all of Louisa, Martha Steele of Blaine, and Betty Buckley of Marietta, OH; 4 sons, Thomas J. Cook and Paul Cook both of Louisa and Timothy Cook and Joseph Cook both of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Mae Tucker of Louisville, Marie Mills of Liberty and Wilma Jones of Springfield, IN; and a half-sister, Juanita Phillips of Cumberland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

DANIELS, Joe
1910-1994
Joe Daniels, 83, of Bolts Fork Road, Rush, died Thursday, May 5 at his home, following a long illness. Mr. Daniels was born Dec 10, 1910 at Dennis, a son of the late Harve and Lottie Hicks Daniels. He was a retired farmer. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, May 7 at Coburn Cemetery on East Fork by the Rev. Keith Crum. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Virginia Fannin of Ulysses, a sister, Tennie Fugett of Rush and 2 brothers, John Daniels of Fort Gay and Ed Daniels of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1994

EKERS, Chester F.
1903-1994
Chester F. Ekers, 90, of Prichard, WV, died Friday, May 6 at his home. Mr. Ekers was born Sep 5, 1903 in Lawrence County, a son of the late William Henry and Eunice Adams Ekers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Lewis Ekers; and 3 sons, Kenneth, Willis and John Wesley Ekers. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a U. S. Calvary veteran of World War I. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 9, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, WV by the Rev. Rudolph Thompson. Burial was in Ekers Cemetery. Surviving include 5 sons and 6 daughters in law, Sherrill and Lois Ekers of Roswell, GA, Walter and Joyce Ekers of Wayne, Willie Joe and June Ekers, Charles and Carolyn Ekers, William and Doris Ekers and Bonnie Ekers, all of Prichard, 3 daughters and sons in law, Wilma and Gerald Underwood of Louisville, Wanda Dicky of Pinita, IN and Irene O’Neil of Fairfield, OH; 3 sisters and a brother in law, Bessie and Kenneth Rife of Westwood, KY, Zelda Bradley of Huntington and Ollie Kitchen of Louisa; 28 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

FANNIN, Stonewall
1906-1994
Stonewall Fannin, 87, of Huntington, formerly of Lavelette, died Thursday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Fannin was born Nov 20, 1906 in Chestnut, KY, a son of the late Fred and Lou VanHoose Fannin. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Lewis, Harry, and George Fannin and 2 sisters, Charlotte Combs and Lina Mae Fannin.  He was a retired employee of Appalachian Power Co. with 34 years of service and a member of Camp Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Lavalette. The funeral was conducted at the Reger Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Varney officiating. Burial was in Fannin family cemetery at Chestnut, KY. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Stacy Fannin;  2 sons, Jack Fannin of Ashland, KY and Fred Fannin of Kingsport, TN; 3 sisters, Suna Johnson of Williamsport, KY, Elizabeth Meadows of Huntington and Sara Bowling of Portland, OR; and five grandchildren, Andrew Fannin, Nick Fannin, Jamie Fannin, Jennifer Fannin and Becky Fannin. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1994

FRAZIER, Emery
1925-1994
Emery Frazier, 69, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 12, at his home. Mr. Frazier was born Jan 28, 1925 n Lawrence County, a son of the late James A. and Mary Hitchcock Frazier. His wife, Lillie Odean Blackburn Frazier, died in 1990. He was owner of L & R Dredging Company and Quality Block Company, both in Louisa, a World War II Army veteran and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 15 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. John Goble. Burial was in Frazier family cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters: Patricia Daniels, Dublin, OH, Nita Frazier, Columbus, OH; 4 sons: David Frazier, Bill Frazier, Daniels Frazier and Scott Frazier, all of Louisa; a brother: James A. Frazier, Jr., Cannonsburg, KY, 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

HOLBROOK, Helen (Carey)
1926-1994
Helen Carey Holbrook, 67, of Morehead, died Tuesday, Apr 26 in University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was born Jul 20, 1926 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William Andrew and Marie Roberts Carey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Holbrook who died Nov 28, 1979; a brother, William J. Carey and 2 sisters, Sue Cody and Louise Adams. She was a former co-owner and operator of Holbrook Drug Store, a member of the Morehead First United Methodist Church where she served as trustee. She was a member of the Winchester Art Guild, The Home Economist’s Club, Bell Court Art Class, sponsored by the Lexington Art League, Trinity Hill United Methodist Church Live Wires and Donovan Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky. She was a charter member of the Painted Hills Garden Club. He funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 29 at Lane-Stucky Funeral Home in Morehead by the Rev. William Parker and Rev. Thomas Ditto. Burial was in Lee Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Dr. Marc Holbrook of Lexington; a daughter, Barbara Holbrook Otterpohl of Brentwood, TN; a brother, Lys Carey of Denver, CO; 3 sisters, Betty Kelley of Taylor, MI, Lois Land of Louisa and Ina Hendrix of West Union, OH; 4 grandchildren, Laura Otterpohl, Amy Ottterpohl, Will Holbrook and Bobby Holbrook. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1994

MEADE, Ruby (Frasher-Hutchinson)
1917-1994
Ruby M. Meade, 77 of Fort Gay, died Monday, May 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Meade was born Mar 9, 1917 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Barney W.  and Dovie Judd Frasher. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Patrick Hutchinson and Lon Meade. She was a member of Radnor Church of God. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 5, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Fetherolf and the Rev. Raymond Preece. Surviving are 4 daughters: Virginia Parsley Marshall, Ona, WV, Rose Devaney, Wanda Pauley and Paige Morgan all of Fort Gay, 2 sons: Theron Ray Frasher, Fort Gay, Carl Henry Hutchinson, route 3, Louisa; 9 sisters: Opal Thompson and Vivian Hoosier both of Fort Gay, Phyllis Fetherolf, Prichard, WV, Nora Ferguson, Hillman, MI, Pauline Stephens, Westmoreland, WV, Geneva Watts, Ashland, KY, Dora Gilkerson and June Taylor both of Kenova, WV and Manie Kettle, Cleveland, OH; 5 brothers: Otto Frasher, Ralph Darrell Frasher, Denver Frasher, Bobby Joe Frasher, Pearlie Glen Frasher all of Fort Gay; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1994

PRESTON, Bessie Elizabeth
1942-1994
Bessie E. Preston, 51, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday, May 7, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Miss Preston was born May 11, 1942 in Richardson, a daughter of Myrtle Osborne and the late James Clayton Preston. She was preceded in death by her father in 1960 and a brother, Timothy Ray Preston in 1961. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 10 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Preston family cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 11, 1994

PRESTON, Leta Irene (Jarrell)
1901-1994
Leta Irene Jarrell Preston, 93, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, May 22 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Preston was born Feb 20, 1901 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John L. and Idella Selbee Jarrell. She was a retired school teacher for Wayne County School System and a member of Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 24 at Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Pete Robinette. Burial was in Preston family cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Jean Perry, Fort Gay, Anita Porter, route 1, Radnor, WV, Louise Perry, Wheat Ridge, CO, Wilma Wetherall, LaFollette, TN; 2 sons: Frank B. Preston, Fort Gay and John N. Preston, Cleveland, OH; 26 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 25, 1994

ROSE, Sam
1907-1994
Sam Rose, 87, of Williamson, WV, died Saturday, Apr 2 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Rose was born Dec 24, 1907 in Irad, KY, a son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Chaffin Rose. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Ellen Rose Kidwell. He was a retired cola miner with Howard Collieries at Chattaroy, WV and a member of the Church of Christ at Caney, KY. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 5 at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson, with Evangelist David Parsley officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. Surviving are his wife, Mae Alley Rose of Williamson and 2 sons, Sammy Rose and William Henry “Bill” Rose both of Chattaroy; a brother, Paul Rose of Elk Horn, KY; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1994

SMITH, Vincent
1913-1994
Vincent Smith, 81, of Los Angeles, CA, died Sunday, Apr 24 in St. Vincent Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Jan 15, 1913 in Scotland, a son of the late Andrew and Ann McMorrugh Smith. He was an accountant. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Apr 30 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Father Bieting. Surviving are one niece Maureen McLaughlin of Toronto, Canada. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 4, 1994

SPEARS, Ruth “Jeannie” Jean (Daniels)
1965-1994
Ruth (Jeannie) Jean Spears, 28, of Route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 30. Mrs. Spears was born Aug 25, 1965 in Ashland, a daughter of the John and Emogene F. Daniels of Fort Gay. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 4 (today) at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving in addition to her parents are a son, Joshua Vaughan Spears at home; a sister, Nancy Young of Jacksonville, FL; 2 brothers, Jimmy Daniels and Bobby Daniels both of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1994

TAYLOR, Leon H.
1902-1994
Leon H. Taylor, 91, of Louisa, died Friday, May 6 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Taylor was born Aug 22, 1902 in Tabors Creek, WV, a son of the late John and Fannie Salisbury Taylor. His wives, Anna Gearhart Taylor and Sarah Rebecca Barns Taylor, preceded him in death. He was a self-employed driller and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and Apperson Lodge 159 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Clifford Austin. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Hubert Taylor of Louisa; 2 daughters, Vaunda Blevins of Ashland and Bobbie Ann Thompson of Parkersburg, WV; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1994

THOMPSON, Edgar G.
1911-1994
Edgar G. Thompson, 82, of route 2, Louisa, died Thursday, May 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 25, 1911 in Blaine, a son of the late Willie and Janie Thompson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Cox Thompson; 2 daughters, Gertrude Thompson and Mary Lou Woods; 2 sons, James and William Woodrow Thompson. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 14 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems and Rev. Paul Cox. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Alice Thompson of route 2, Louisa, 3 daughters, Nora Bell Moore of route 1, Louisa, Stella Burgess of Louisa and Charlotte Hall of Route 2, Louisa; 4 sons, Harvey D. Thompson of West Jefferson, OH, Graden Thompson of Lowmansville, Levi Thompson of route 2, Louisa, and Walter Thompson all of Paintsville; a sister, Louise Pack of route 1, Louisa; 28 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

THOMPSON, Taylor, Sr.
1902-1994
Taylor Thompson, Sr., 91, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday, May 20 in St. Ann’s Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Jul 8,1 902 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Ally and Dollie Thompson. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Thompson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Thompson of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Martha Campbell of Catlettsburg and Gayle Smith of Fort Gay; 4 sons, James W. Thompson and Taylor Thompson, Jr., both of Vernal, UT, Larry Thompson and Tommy Thompson, both of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Ruth Ferguson, Ollie Lambert and Shirley Cyrus, all of Fort Gay and Opal Burrows of Columbus, OH; 14 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1994

VANHOOSE, Maymie (Hurley)
1909-1994
Maymie VanHoose, 84, of route 1, Prichard, WV, died Sunday, May 15 at Fair Haven Rest Home. Mrs. VanHoose was born Aug 24, 1909 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John Hurley and Minnie Ellis Tomblin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete VanHoose, Nov 4, 1985. She was a member of Bellomy Chapel. The funeral was Tuesday, May 17 at Bellomy Chapel in Big Hurricane by the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial was in Ellis Cemetery, route 1, Prichard, WV. Surviving are 2 daughters: Sue Ellis and June McKeand both of Kenova, WV; 2 stepdaughters: Faye Tyrity, Akron, OH and Charlotte Booth; 3 sons: Eugene Wooten, Catlettsburg, KY, Douglas VanHoose, route 1, Prichard, Everett VanHoose, Fort Gay; 3 stepsons: Harmie VanHoose, Port St. Lucie, FL, Charles VanHoose, Ashland, KY, Earl VanHoose, Ocala, FL; a sister: Lottie Cooper, Huntington, WV, 2 brothers: Andy Hershey, Grove City, OH, and Wilbur Tomblin, Huntington, WV; 14 grandchildren, several step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 18, 1994

WALLER, Grace (Lycan)
1917-1994
Grace Lycan Waller, 76, of Vancouver St., Fort Gay, died Thursday, May 19 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Jo Ann) Preston of Fort Gay. Mrs. Waller was born May 25, 1917 in Tabors Creek, a daughter of the late Henry Willard and Mae Loar Lycan. Her husband, Dennis Waller, died in 1986. She was retired from Fort Gay High School after 40 years. She was a member of Fort Gay Baptist Church, where she was a member of Women’s Missionary Society, and a member of Fort Gay Homemakers. The funeral was conducted Saturday, May 21 at Fort Gay Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Hayton, the Rev. James Tuley and the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Additional survivors include another daughter, Wilma Moore of Columbus, OH; a son, Larry Drew Waller of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Gilbert L. Lycan of Black Mountain, NC, and Ralph B. Lycan of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 25, 1994

WEBB, Pearl Virginia (Estep)
1921-1994
Pearl Virginia Webb, 73, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, May 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Webb was born Jan 30, 1921 in Norris, KY, a daughter of the late Fred and Hattie Dixon Estep. She worked for the Lawrence County Board of Education and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 4 (today) at 2 at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Jack Savage and Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial will be in  Shady Grove Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving are her husband, Willard Webb, route 4, Louisa, a sister, Illene Moore of Columbus, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 4, 1994

WOLFE, Nellie (Porter)
1946-1994
Nellie Porter Wolfe, 48, of Inez, died Monday, May 2 in Inez. Mrs. Wolfe was born Apr 1, 1946, in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late Pleas and Edith Porter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilford Porter. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 5 at the home of Albert and  Virginia Porter in Inez by the Rev. Howard Haney and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery in Inez. Surviving are her husband, Monroe Blake Wolfe of Inez; a daughter, Nancy Ann Carter; 4 brothers,  Leonard Porter of Louisa, Albert Porter, Lum Porter, and Luther Porter, all of Inez; 7 sisters, Helen Stroud and Fern Chafin of Kermit, WV, Carlie Fletcher, Ruth Maynard, Kathleen Cook, Marcella Cook and Judy Fletcher, all of Inez; and 3 granddaughters. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 11, 1994

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BURKE, Macke
1928-1994
Macke Burke, 66, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 25 in Crum, WV. Mr. Burke was born Mar 7, 1928 in Sprigg, WV, a son of Virlie Endicott Burke and the late Jim Burke. He was a retired mechanic. The funeral was conducted, Tuesday, Jun 28 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Dean Pittman and Rev. Chuck Blair. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Gayle Burke, route 5, Louisa, 3 sons, Michael Burke of route 5, Louisa, Joseph Burke of route 1,  Louisa and Kevin Burke at home, a sister, Maggie Sloan of route 5, Louisa; a brother, Ben Burke of Fort Gay and 3 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was n charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1994

COMPTON, Anna R. (Preston)
1935-1994
Anna Ruth Compton, 58, of Groveport, OH, died Friday, June 3, as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Compton was born December 4, 1935, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Dewey and Anna Wooten Preston. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, June 7 at Groveport United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Marckel. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens. Surviving are two daughters, Penny Bellomy of Canal Winchester and Lisa Buyrd of Groveport; a son Gregory Stephen of Canal Winchester; a sister, Mary Miller of Ypsilanti, MI; two brothers, Eugene Preston of Hamilton, OH and George Preston of Richardson. Myers Funeral Home, Groveport, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1994

COMPTON, Drew J.
1933-1994
Drew J. Compton, 60, of Groveport, OH, died Friday, Jun 3, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Compton was born December 13, 1933, in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Jim and Nola Roberts Compton. He was a former production supervisor at Lennex Industries.  The funeral was conducted Tuesday, June 7, at Groveport United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Marckel. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens.  Surviving are two daughters, Penny Bellomy of Canal Winchester and Lisa Buyrd of Groveport; a son, Gregory Stephen of Canal Winchester; seven sisters, Olive Dean Wilson of Mt. Sterling, OH, Toby Ann Roberts of Louisa, Arnleigh Ashley and Bessie Hanna, both of Columbus, OH, Loray Frazier of Elyria, OH, Opal Webb of Ashland and Eula Hughes of Louisa; four brothers, Jim Compton of Columbus, Edgar Compton of Marysville, Tommy Compton of Grafton, OH, and Henry Compton of Webbville. Myers Funeral Home, Groveport, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1994

DALE, Raymond, Jr.
1942-1994
A 51 year old Louisa man was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a Catlettsburg woman lost control and crashed into him. Raymond Dale, Jr., and his son, Christopher Dale, 27, had pulled their vehicles off the side of U. S. 23 one mile south of Louisa due to engine problems. They were out working on one of the vehicles, a  1991 Toyota pickup truck, when Carla J. Beadle, 22, lost control of her car and crossed into the southbound lane of traffic and then into he emergency lane. Both victims were standing in front of the pickup with the hood up when the car struck them. Raymond Dale was pronounced dead on the scene by Chester Aaron Moon and his son was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center by Lifestar Ambulance where he was admitted for a fractured left leg and multiple abrasions. Beadle, the car’s driver, was airlifted to St. Mary’s in Huntington, WV and admitted for internal injures and listed in critical condition. She was wearing her seat belt. After impact, the Toyota then struck the van parked directly behind it. This was the first fatal accident in Lawrence County for 1994 and the 13th in the District. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1994

DOBYNS, Russell Jackson
1913-1994
Russell Jackson Dobyns, 80, of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, Jun 22 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH following a long illness. Mr. Dobyns was born Sep 15, 1913 at Martha and was the son of the late Calvin Kenley and Frances Peters Dobyns. As a young man, he attended Blaine High School, Breckenridge Training School, Morehead State Teachers College and Mayo Vocation School. During World War II, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Baltimore, MD building Victory ships. For 42 years he was a member of the Louisa  United Methodist Church congregation which he served as a deacon and board member. Since 1946, Dobyns  owned and operated Dobyns Cleaners in Louisa. He was past president of the greater Louisa Industrial Foundation, Charter Member of the Louisa Businessman’s Club and Past President of the Louisa Chapter of the American Businessman’s Club. He was an active member in the Lawrence County Democrat party and at the request of former Gov. Bert Combs, he became Lawrence County Chairman for presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. He was elected to 2 terms in the Kentucky State House of Representatives from the 99th Congressional District of Lawrence and Elliott Counties and was a former member of the Lawrence County Board of Elections.

During his tenure at the state house, he was instrumental in securing the Kentucky Power Plant for Lawrence County. For nearly 50 years, Mr. Dobyns was a member of the Louisa Chapter Royal Arch Masons #95, the Jake Rice Lodge #606 at Blaine and the Louise Chapter Order of Eastern Star #292. He was a member of all Masonic York Rite Bodies and served Order of Eastern Star as Worthy Patron, District Deputy Grand Worthy Patron and Assistant Sentinel in Grand Chapter. He was also a member of El Hasa Shrine Temple in Ashland and the Honorable Order of Kentucky  Colonels, Mr. Dobyns was a willing helper and friend to anyone in need. He was an avid sporting fan and outdoorsman who loved boating and fishing. He loved to reminisce about his early life on the farm at Martha and took great pride in his antique Lincoln convertible.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Lucille Skaggs Dobyns; 3 brothers, Bert Dobyns, Port Dobyns, and Boyd Dobyns; and a sister, Luda Dobyns Evans. Survivors include his wife, Venda Lee Moore Dobyns, 2 brothers, Eulas Dobyns of Crescent City, FL and Mitchell Dobyns of Ashland; 9 nephews, 7 nieces, 10 great nephews, 15 great nieces, 3 great-great nephews and 7 great-great nieces. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jun 25 at Louisa United Methodist church, Kentucky State Representative Rocky Adkins delivered a memorial reading. Mr. Dobyns was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

DOMITROVICH, Lena (Short-Cordle)
1927-1994
Lena Short Cordle Domitrovich, 67 of West Jefferson, OH, died Friday Jun 17 in Madison County Hospital, London. Mrs. Domitrovich was born May 22, 1927 in Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late Arbie and Phebia Cordle Short. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Jessie Cordle and lst husband, Haskell Cordle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in West Jefferson. She had worked as a cook for the Feltrow Village Restaurant in Lafayette, OH and Henry’s Restaurant in West Jefferson. She also wrote about local news for The Big Sandy News in the 1950s. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 20 at the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill  Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH. Surviving are her husband, Thomas, whom she married, Sep 25, 1971, a daughter and son in law, Rose and Dick Sharrett; sons and daughters in law, Timothy and Nancy Cordle, and William and Susan Cordle; grandchildren, Richard Sharrett, II and Amy Elaine Cordle; a brother and sister  in law, Neal and Patty Short. Rader-McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

DROZ, Lorain (Cassady)
1945-1994
Loraine Cassady Droz, 48, of Three Cain Place, Inez, died Tuesday, Jun 8 in Our Lady Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Droz was born Oct 1, 1945 in Martin County, a daughter, of Doris (Toots) Helton and the late Elmer Cassady. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Lee Droz and brother, Elmer Cassady, Jr. She was a member of Calvary Temple in Lovely, KY. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 11 at Wilson Funeral Home by Pastor Greg Mayhorn. Burial was in the Cassady Cemetery at Inez.  Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Lee Droz of Inez; a daughter, Ruth Perry of Beauty; 2 sons, Kevin Droz of Inez and Adam Todd Droz of Fort Drm, NY; 2 sisters, Nollis Smith and Lois Walker, both of Inez, 9 brothers, Billy Cassady and Graville Cassady, both of Fallsburg, Monore Cassady, Thomas Cassady, James Everett Cassady, Odell Cassady, Charles Cassady and Glen Homer Cassady, all of Inez and Clark Cassady of Delbarton, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1994

GIBSON, Margaret Letitcia (Adkins)
1929-1994
Margaret Letitcia Adkins Gibson, 65, of Fort Gay, formerly of Williamson, WV, died Friday, Jun 17 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Gibson was born May 10, 1929, at War, WV, a daughter of the late William M. and Alice L. West Adkins.  She was a member of the East Williamson Baptist Church and the Williamson Area PTA and won Scouting’s Silver Fawn Award. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 19 at the First United Methodist church in Louisa by the Rev. Julian Hammonds. Another service was conducted Tuesday, Jun 21 at the Weaver Mortuary in Williamson. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV. Surviving are her husband, Freeman Bryan Gibson; 2 daughters, Vivian Joyce Phillips of Williamson and Freeda Fletcher of Louisa; 2 sons, Joseph B. Gibson of Bluffton, OH and Jeffrey G. Gibson of Willoughby, OH: 3 sisters, Jean Footo of Williamson, Janice Sue Runyon of Mentor, OH and Thelma Thacker of Hardy; 2 brothers, William F. “Bill” Adkins of New Camp and Warner Adkins of Detroit, MI; and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

GRAHAM, Anna (McIntosh-Farris)
1914-1994
Anna Farris Graham, 80, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 20, in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mrs. Graham was born Mar 27,1 914 in Breathitt County, a daughter of the late Allen and Ida Russell McIntosh. She was the wife of the late Menifee Farris. She was a member of Isaac Park Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jun 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 7 daughters, Carol Kitts, of Fort Gay, Shirley Simpson of Williamson, SC, Helen Miller, Eva Linger and Wilma Linger all of Johnstown, OH, Cletta Mills of Lenore, WV; 4 sons, George Farris and Charles Farris, both of Louisa, Calvin Farris and Robert Farris both of Johnstown; a sister, Gracie Brisco of Dayton, OH; 3 brothers, Kelley McIntosh, Ray McIntosh and Douglas McIntosh, all of Dayton; 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

JOHNSON, Lewis J.
1922-1994
Lewis J. Johnson, 72, of Glen Hayes, WV, died Saturday, Jun 25 at V. A. Medical center in Huntington. Mr. Johnson was born Apr 2, 1922 in Lenore, WV, a son of Marlene and Nora Adkins Johnson. He was a retired coal miner and World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 21, at Young Funeral Home by Everett Meddings. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Ferguson Branch. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are 6 sons, Joseph Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Ishmale Johnson, Malen Johnson, Van Johnson, and Homer Johnson, all of Fort Gay; a daughter, Hope Adams of Man, WV; a brother, Calvin Johnson of Chattaroy, WV; 2 sisters, Nancy Stafford of Tennessee and Lillie Mae Owens of Glen Hayes, WV; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

KIDD, Gray “Tood”
1924-1994
Gray “Tood” Kidd, 70, of Louisa, died Friday, Jun 17 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Kidd was born Feb 5, 1924 in Glenhayes, WV, a son of the late Gray, Sr. and Della Napier Kidd. He was retired from the U. S. Army with 22 years of service and was a member of the Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church and the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 20 at Young Funeral Home, by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in the Little-See Cemetery. A military service was performed by American Legion Post #89 and VFW. Surviving are his wife, Mosolette “Moss” Little Kidd; a daughter, Carol Jean Snyder of Middleport, OH; 2 sons, Gary Lee Kidd of Chesapeake, OH, and Roger Gray Kidd of Springfield, VA; a sister, Lexie James of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Ray Kidd of fort Gay and Maxwell Kidd of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was  in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 22, 1994

LEMASTER, Jack M.
1941-1994
Jack M. Lemaster, 53, of 911 Adams St., Louisa, died Monday, May 30 following an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born Jan 30, 141 in Lawrence County, a son of Elmina Kimbler Lovely and the late Levi Lemaster. He was a disabled heavy equipment operator for Local 181. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jun 2 at 11 at Wilson Funeral Home by Brother Ron Daugherty and Brother Frank Conley. Burial will be in Lemaster and Kirk Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Betty Kirk Lemaster of Louisa; mother, Elmina Lovely of Louisa; 2 daughters, Sheila Hooser and Betty Jean Blevins, both of Louisa; a son, Jackie Ervin Lemaster of Louisa; 3 sisters, Opal May and Ruth Kimbler both of Blaine and Alka Osborne of Columbus, OH; 5 brothers, Herbert (Shorty) Lemaster of Grayson, Russell Lemaster, Bobby Joe Lemaster, John W. Lemaster and Leonard Lovely, all of Louisa and 6 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1994

LOWE, Carl E. (Smokey)
1921-1994
Carl E. (Smokey) Lowe, 72, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Jun 26 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Lowe was born Oct 27, 1921 in Ironton, OH, a son of the late V. K. and Alta Ringstaff Lowe. He was of the Methodist faith, a member of V. F. W. and a World War veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by James Yates. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service was performed by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Irene Branham Lowe of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Hazel Compton of Fort Pierce, FL and Nina Wellman of Louisa; 3 sons, Eddie Lowe of Hedgesville, WV, Larry Lowe and Douglas Lowe, both of Huntington; a sister, Margaret Dean of Roanoke, VA; and 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

MARCUM, Anna Ruth (Adkins)
1928-1994
Anna Ruth Marcum, 65, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Jun 14 in St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. Mrs. Marcum was born Jul 7, 1928 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Edgar and Ivy See Adkins. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 17 at Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was in See Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Rach of Reedsville, OH; a son, Gary Marcum of Fort Gay; a sister, Jean Rutherford of Fort Gay; a brother, Jack Adkins of Fort Gay; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

MOORE, Jessie J.
1928-1994
Jessie J. Moore, 65, of 504 North Clay Street, Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 23. Mr. Moore was born Sep 7, 1928 in Louisa, a son of Thomas P. and Fannie Miles Moore. He was a retired welder for  C & O Railroad and a member of the Apperson Lodge #195 F &AM. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 25 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Patton Moore; a daughter, Coletta Ackman of Houston, TX; 2 grandsons, Joshua and Cody Ackman and one sister, Margie Moore of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

OSBORN, Charles R.
Charles R. Osborn, 79, of Canal Winchester, died Thursday, May 26 in Winchester Place Nursing Home. He was a very active member of Obetz Christian Church, a retired school principal, graduate of Morehead State and Ohio State where he received his Masters degree. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 31 at the Chapel of the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Winchester, with Pastor Carl McClelland officiating. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Louella Osborn; a daughter, Sue Weider of Reynoldsburg, a son, Doug Osborn of Lancaster; 4 grandchildren, Julie Engle, Renee Morales, Russell Osborn and Eric Osborn; great grandchildren, Jennifer and Shawn Engle, Tyler Morales, Elizabeth, Megan and Ethan Osborn. Big Sandy News, Jun 8, 1994

PERRY, Cecil
A Louisa teenager was killed late last Tuesday after the car he was driving was hit by a train in Fort Gay, WV. Cecil Perry, 17, was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV, after the accident at about 9:25 p.. but died shortly afterward. Police said the crossing at Railroad Street and Sunyside Avenue was marked, but Perry attempted to cross because he eight didn’t see the train or thought he could beat it. The 1983 Plymouth Reliant he was driving was dragged for nearly a mile and a half before the train could come to a complete stop, a dispatcher for the West Virginia State Police said. The Norfolk Southern train was driven by engineer Terry Maynard of Kenova, WV, who told police he blew the trains whistle several times before it collided with the car. The train had 3 locomotives and 128 freight cars, and was traveling about 38 miles per hour. The death was the fourth in the tri-state area along the Norfolk Southern line this year. A Wayne county man was killed in March after a collision near Prichard and 2 South Point, OH teenagers died in February. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

PRESTON, Jay F.
1893-1994
Rev. Jay F. Preston, 101, of Louisa, died Friday, May 27 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Preston was born Feb 15, 1893 at Georges Creek, a son of the late Judge F. and Amanda Spriggs Preston. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where he was a former pastor. He was a World War I Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 30 at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Preston family cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters: Helen Pack, Pataskala, OH, Christene Caudill, Cannonsburg, KY, Glenda Sue O'Neal, Lexington, KY; Jean Isaac, Louisa; 5 sons: Gerald Preston, Urbana, OH, John B. Preston, Columbus, OH, Stanley Preston, Lancaster, OH, Jack W. Preston, Waynesville, OH, Don W. Preston, Dayton, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1994

PRESTON, Keenus
Keenus Preston, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, May 23 at his residence. Mr. Preston was the son of the late Sanford and Martelia Williamson Preston. He was a member of the First Christian Church, owner of Preston Realty Company, Inc., member of the Morrison Masonic Lodge #76 F & AM. He was a Shriner, former member of the Elizabethtown City Council, retired from Civil Service at Ft. Knox, in 1963, and a member of the C. C.C. during World War II and a native of Lawrence County. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 26 at First Christian Church with Brother Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Biggs Preston of Elizabethtown; 2 sons, Richard and Dwight Preston both of Elizabethtown, a step son, Bill Biggs, IV, of Elizabethtown; 2 step daughters, Kathy Thomas and Shelly Gardner both of Elizabethtown; 3 sisters, Edna Davis of St. Petersburg, FL, Nan Grabill of Dayton, OH, and Maxine Williams of Bell, WV; and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1994

RATLIFF, William Monty
1970-1994
William Monty Ratliff, 23, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 16 in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Ratliff was born Aug 14, 1970 in Louisa, a son of William Walker of Louisa and the late Sue Ellen Terry Ratliff. He was a construction worker for Borders Hinkle Construction Company in Louisa and a member of Mount Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 19 at Mount Olive United Baptist Church by Elders Carter Williams, Claude Mullet, Gene Barnett and Earl Meade. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery at Louisa. Additional survivors include a sister, Susan Elizabeth Ratliff of Louisa; 2 brothers, Matthew Phillip Ratliff and Christopher Walker Ratliff, both of Louisa; and his maternal grandmother, Lizzie Lou Terry of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 22,1994

SPARKS, Marvin
1918-1994
Marvin "M.T." Sparks, 76, died Friday, June 10, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center from an extended illness.. Mr. Sparks was born Jan 17, 1918, in Lawrence County, the son of the late John Henry and Bertha Pack Sparks. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted  Monday, June 13 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. K. Caudill, Drew Martin and Roger Ross officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Monnie Conley Sparks; two sons, John Sparks of Blaine and Henry Sparks of Thelma; one daughter, Carolyn Sparks of Blaine; one sister, Jewell Ross of Blaine; and 3  grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

THOMPSON, Oral
1913-1994
Oral Thompson, 80, of Jeffersonville, OH, died Monday, Jun 13 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 22, 1913 in Webbville, a son of the late Frank and Hattie Hammond Thompson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Homer Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Sedalia United Methodist Church and Leenore Lodge #512 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jun 16 at Morrow Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, OH, by the Rev. Frank Kampel and the Rev. Wayne Knisley. Burial was in Range Township Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Webb Thompson; a son, Barry Thompson, of Brookwalter, OH; a daughter, Carol McGregor of Sunbury, OH; 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and one great grandson. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

WEBB, Oscar
1912-1994
Oscar Webb, 82, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jun 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born Jun 1, 1912, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Smith and Susan Robinson Webb. His wife, Hazel Webb, died in 1972. He was retired from the N & W Railroad and a member of Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 11 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery in Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters: Imogene Carroll, Salyersville, KY, Pansy Austin, Dayton, OH, Mabel Hughes, Louisa, Linda Hampton, Wurtland, KY; 6 sons: Herbert Webb, Johnny Webb, and Ronnie A. Webb, all of Fort Gay, Luther Webb, Barboursville, WV, Jimmy Lee Webb, Sandusky, OH, Burgess Webb, Richardson, KY; a brother: Alfred Webb, Tazewell, VA; a sister: Louise Miller, Wayne, MI; 25 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 15, 1994

WHITES, Anne Bess (Peterson)
Anne Bess Whites of Louisa died Saturday, Jun 25 in King’s Daughters, Medical center. Mrs. Whites was born in Louisville, Miss., a daughter of the late Wyrt Y. and Maggie Peterson. Her husband, David Butler Whites died in 1949. She was a retired nurse with Humana Hospital-Louisa. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 28 at the Louisa United Methodist church by the Rev. Richard E. Held. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Reggie Whites of Louisa; 3 sisters, Margaret Vickers of Jackson, Miss., Laura Sue Harrington of Louisville, Miss., and Eva Jewell of Miss.; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 29, 1994

WOODS, June (Ball)
1929-1994
June Ball Woods, 64, of Grayson, died Monday, May 23 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Woods was born Dec 15, 1929 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Blaine, Sr., and Martha Short Ball. She was a former co-owner operator of Ruperts Department Store in Grayson, a member of Grayson First Baptist Church and a member of Grayson Chapter 10 Order of Eastern Star.  The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 26 at Grayson First Baptist Church with ministers, Rev. Charles Davis and Dr. Lee Gussler officiating. Burial was in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Surviving are her husband, James Woods of Grayson; a son, Tim R. Woods of Grayson, a daughter, Jackie Womack of Grayson; 2 sisters, Thelma Roberts and Jacqueline Ball, both of Louisa; 3 brothers, Can Ball and Blaine Ball, Jr. both of Louisa and Mont W. Ball of Xenia, OH. Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 1, 1994

WORKMAN, Karen
WORKMAN, Michael “Shane”
A 39 year old Salyersville woman and her 20 year old son were killed in a traffic accident on U. S. 23 about one and a half miles south of Louisa last Wednesday. Police said Karen Workman and her son Michael “Shane” Workman were traveling north on the highway, when they lost control of their 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier and skidded into the southbound lane of traffic, where they collided head on with an Apple Valley Sanitation truck. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. “Basically, a thunderstorm had hit and water began to pool on the road,” Kentucky State Police trooper Gary Kistner said. “The car hydroplaned into the oncoming lane and hit head on.” Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon pronounced both dead at the scene. And they were taken to Young Funeral Home in Louisa. The driver of the truck, Terry Caudill, 33, from Leander, was not injured. He told police he saw them cross into the wring lane and tried to avoid them. This accident made the 15th and 16th fatality this year for the district, which include Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence and the third this year in Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Jun 22, 1994

YOUNG, Donald E.
1925-1994
Donald E. Young, 69, of Newport, TN, died Saturday, Jun 11 at his home, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Young was born Mar 2, 1925 in Houckville, KY, Lawrence County, son of the late Morton Harrison and Chloe Grim Young. He was of the Baptist Faith and served in the South Pacific in the Marine Corp during World War II. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 13 a the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Phil Groos officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Military rites were given. Surviving are his wife, Polly Snapp Young of Newport, TN, 3 sisters, Ethel Bays of Webbville, Ellen Young and Velma Young, both of Louisa; a brother, Jesse Young of Grayson. Brown Funeral Home, Newport was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 29, 1994

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BELCHER, Arnold P.
1915-1994
Arnold P. Belcher, 79, of Hartford, OH, died Sunday, Jul 17 at Sharon Regional Health. Mr. Belcher was born Jan 30, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Harvey and Mary Harvey Belcher. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Perry in 1948 and his second wife, Bessie Branham in 1991. He was a member of Leavittsburg Church of God. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 21 at 2 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Branham.  Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mary Messersmith of Hartford, OH, Norma Nagus of Pollick Pine, GA and Patricia Ward of Leavittsburg, OH; 3 sons, Bill belcher of Los Gapos., CA, Charles Moore of Tiger, GA and Ronald Moore of San Diego, CA; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1994

BELCHER, Gentry
1910-1994
Gentry Belcher, 84, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Monday, Jul 4 at his home. Mr. Belcher was born Mar 15, 1910 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Elihu and Josephine Wilson Belcher. He was a retired state highway equipment operator and a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thurs, Jul 7 at 1 at Big Hurricane Baptist Church with Herman Wellman and Don May officiating. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Spence Belcher of Fort Gay; a son, Garrett Belcher of San Francisco, CA; a daughter, Lois Gail Young of Pasadena, TX; 2 sisters, Ruby Diamond and Opal Hall, both of Fort Gay; 4 brothers, Hoyt Belcher of Wayne, WV, Sam Belcher, Haskell Belcher, and Pete Belcher, all of Fort Gay and 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

BILLUPS, John Taylor
1960-1994
John Taylor Billups, 33, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Fort Gay, passed away Sunday, Jul 24 in St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, following a long illness. John was born Nov 26, 1960 at Huntington, a son of Jack Taylor and Betty Napier Billups. He was the District Director of the Engineering Department of Burgess-Niple Limited Engineers and Architects. John had been associated with Burgess-Niple Limited since 1984. John was a 1979 graduate of Fort Gay High School, a 1983 graduate of West Virginia University, a  member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. John attended Crossroads United Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Wednesday, Jul 27 at 11 at Fort Gay United Methodist church by Rev. Michael Daniels. Burial will follow in the Billups Gap Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Edna Sue Sloan Billups of Parkersburg; a son, Wesley Taylor Billups and a daughter, Katherine Suzanne Billups, both at home; his parents, Jack Taylor and Betty Napier Billups of Fort Gay. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1994

BROWN, George Dewey
1899-1994
George Dewey Brown, 95, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, Jul 11. Mr. Brown was born Jul 5, 1899, in Lawrence County, a son of John F. and Martha Murphy Brown. His wife, Mary Jane Akers died May 20, 1990. He was founder of Brown Food Service, Louisa and a former teacher in Lawrence county. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 14 at First United Methodist church at 11 by the Rev. Raymond Snider and Rev. Manford Fannin. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Surviving are 3 sons, George C. Brown of Prestonsburg, Douglas L. Brown of Paintsville and John F. Brown of Louisa; a daughter, Edna Noland of Lancaster, OH; a brother, Forrest G. Brown of Monore, GA; a sister, Bess Preston of Ashland; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1994

CAMPBELL, Ova
1920-1994
Ova Campbell, 73, of Webbville, died Monday, Jun 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Campbell was born Aug 27, 1920 in Webbville, a son of the late John D. and Ethel Adams Campbell. He was a self-educated carpenter and a member of the Grayson Apostolic Church. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Jun 30 at the Campbell family cemetery in Webbville by the Rev. James Gullett. Surviving are his wife: Thelma Hayes Campbell; a daughter: Sharon Galloway, Tarlton, OH, 4 sons: Alton Campbell and Wayne Campbell both of Louisa, James Larry Campbell and Kenneth Campbell both of Webbville; 3 brothers: Mayo Campbell, Edison, OH, Raleigh Campbell, Columbus, OH, Eldred Campbell, Louisa; 3 sisters: Opal Murphy, Circleville, OH, Ann Burchett, Orient, OH, Mildred Morgan, Mt. Gilead, OH; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

CHAFFIN, Myrtle (Kitchen)
1911-1994
Myrtle Kitchen Chaffin, 83, of Webbville, died Wednesday, Jul 6 at her home. Mrs. Chaffin was born Apr 23, 1911 in Gladys, a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Grubb Kitchen. Her husband, Ora D. Chaffin preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 9 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac, the Rev. Roy Adams and the Rev. Matthew Adams. Burial was in Chaffin family cemetery, Webbville. Surviving are a son, Orie Edwin “Ted” Chaffin of Webbville, a daughter, Patricia Carroll Young of Louisa, a sister, Shirley Spillman, Webbville, a brother, John Kitchen of Louisa; a grandchild and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1994

COMPTON, Lelia Augusta (Braid)
1915-1994
Lelia Augusta Braid Compton, 79, of 105 Perry Street, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 9 following an extended illness. Mrs. Compton was born Mar 9, 1915 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert and Emma Pigg Braid. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist church and a retired employee of the Louisa Water Company and Garden Theater. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 13 at Pine Hill Cemetery at 11 with Rev. Julian Hammond officiating. Surviving are an aunt, Mary Pigg Cain of Louisa and a cousin, Dorothy Cain York of Fairfield Glade, TN.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 13, 1994

DERIFIELD, Lois (Hughes)
1957-1994
Lois Hughes Derifield, 36, of route 3, Louisa, died Friday, Jul 22 at her residence. Mrs. Derifield was born Aug 8, 1957 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Clifford Hughes of Fort Gay and Faye Prince Hughes of route 3, Louisa. She wa a nursing student at Ashland Community College. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 23 at Heston Funeral Home by Paul Nelson. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Rick Derifield; a son, Jason Derifield, at home; 2 daughters, Melani Derifield and Chelsey Derifield, both at home; 8 sisters, Linda Whitaker of Sebring, OH, Wanda Hughes of route 3, Louisa, Shelia Fabrizo of Hawaii, and Sheria Williamson of Tomahawk; 4 brothers, Gene Hughes of Louisa, John Hughes and Richard Hughes both of Fort Gay, and David Hughes of Ashland; special friends, Brenda Hughes, Terry Compton, Pat Derifield and Sheila Short, all of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 27, 1994

ENDICOTT, Rebecca (Hammonds)
1914-1994
Rebecca Endicott, 79, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 30 in Fairland Hospital in Sandusky, OH. Mrs. Endicott was born Jul 15, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Frank and Emma Spurlock Hammonds. Her husband, Floyd Endicott died in 1976. She was a member of Temple Bell Church for 64 years. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 2 at Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. John Goble and Woodrow Nichols. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters: Emma Gay Fitch and Joyce Branham both of Sandusky, OH and Emma Gay Moore, Highland, IL; 4 sons: Lloyd Endicott and Richard Eugene Endicott both of Inez, KY, Jim Endicott of Ft. Myers, FL, Sonny Carson Endicott of route 5, Louisa; 3 sisters: Georgia Hughes, Detroit, MI, Fanny Hollas, Lexington, KY; Ida Sammons, Williamson, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

MCDOWELL, Paul
WHITE, Bellie (McDowell)
A brother and sister, Paul McDowell, 80 of Lucasville, OH and Bessie McDowell White, 85, of W. Portsmouth, OH, died Jul 11 and Jul 15 respectively. Mr. McDowell died at his home of a sudden illness. Mrs. White died in a Portsmouth Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. McDowell and Mrs. White were born in Fallsburg, a son and daughter of the late James and Ida Harris McDowell. They are survived by a brother, Edd McDowell of Piketon, OH. Additional survivors of Mr. McDowell include his wife, Hazel Pratt McDowell; 5 sons, Bill McDowell of Sabina, John McDowell, Rufus McDowell, Larry McDowell and Randy McDowell of Lucasville; 3 daughters, Bertha O’Brien of Lucasville, Mary Reaver of Enon and Carol Snively of Piketon; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Additional survivors of Mrs. White include 2 sons, Clyde White of Piketon, and Dallas White of Lafayette, IN; 4 daughters, Trula Monk, Linda White and Cinda Borders all of W. Portsmouth and Zelma Chancey of Circleville; 33 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; and 2 nephews, Dick Moore and Walter Moore of Louisa. The deceased couple were preceded in death by a brother, John McDowell of Louisa; Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Buren White, formerly of Louisa, Route 4. The funeral for Mr. McDowell was conducted Jul 14 at Howe Funeral Home in Piketon. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, Piketon. The funeral for Mrs. White was conducted Jul 19 at Davis Funeral Home in W. Portsmouth. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park, Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1994

MOORE, Elsie (Drake)
1923-1994
Elsie Moore, 70, of 5744 W. Ohio 122, died Jun 28 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton. The Middletown native was the chief executive officer of Piping of Ohio Inc. for 27 years. She formerly belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the First Christian Church of Middletown. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jun 30 at the Breitenback-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Nolan Phillips officiating. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery. She leaves her husband, William E. Moore; 3 sons, Randy and Tom Moore, both of Middletown, and Larry Moore of New York City, 4 grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Allison and Cory Moore all of Middletown, OH; 2 brothers, Paul Drake of  Sun City, AZ and bob Drake of Mason, OH. Breitenback-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 6, 1994

PRESTON, Elliot Jr.
1918-1994
Elliot Preston, Jr., 75, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born Aug 13, 1918 in Georges Creek, a son of the late Elliot Sr. and Victoria Scarberry Preston. He was a retired C & O Railroad lineman and a member of the Little Ethel Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Sterling Marcum.  Burial was in Preston family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dolly Hammonds Preston; 3 daughters, Hazel Marcum of Columbus, OH, Kay Branham and Barbara Falls both of Louisa; 3 sons: Ronald Preston, Columbus, Colonel Preston, Louisa and Freddie Preston, Columbus; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1994

PRINCE, John Paul
1908-1994
John Paul Prince, 85, of Cooksey Fork, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jun 28 following a brief illness. Mr. Prince was born Oct 15, 1908, in Dry Ridge, a son of the late David D. and Virgie Burton Prince. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Rice Prince in Dec 1993; 2 brothers, Leslie and Nathan. He was a member of Dennis Chapel United Methodist Church, a World War II veteran and VFW The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 1 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, June Prince Thompson of Grandville, OH and Clarice Ray of Grove City, OH; 2 sons, David A. Prince of Anchorage, Alaska and Paul G. Prince of Cooksey Fork; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Griff Prince of Beaver, PA, Glen Prince of Cooksey Fork and Kenneth Prince of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Mae Webb of Louisa, Pauline Thompson of Russell and Lucille Jobe of Chillicothe, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

SHERMAN, Carl
1912-1994
Carl Sherman, 82, of  Louisa, died Monday, Jun 27 at his home. Mr. Sherman was born Jan 30, 1912 in Pike County, a son of the late Garfield and Fannin Pinion Sherman. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jun 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Betty Sparks Sherman, a daughter, Pattie Sanders of Lavalette, WV, a son, William D. Sherman of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

WALLER, Charlie
1903-1994
Charlie Waller, 90, of Vancouver Street, Fort Gay, died Monday, Jul 18 following an extended illness. Mr. Waller was born Nov 7, 1903 in Rockcastle, KY, a son of the late Lee and Rena Bowen Waller. He was a member of the Church of God in Fort Gay. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 20 (today) at 11 at Copley Cemetery in Webb, WV by the Rev. Doug Wilhite. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Fields of Las Vegas, NV, 3 sons, Charles E. Waller, Jr., of Fort Gay, Dallas Waller of Louisa and James Waller of Prichard, WV; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 20, 1994

WEBB, Amber Nicole
1994-1994
Amber Nicole Webb, infant, Chesapeake, OH, died Jul 7 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Jul 7, 1994 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of  Richard and Christine Williamson Webb. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 10 at 2 at Vineyard Baptist Church, Inez, by the Rev.  Bromley Marcum and Rev. Claude Horn. Burial was in Williamson family cemetery, Inez. Surviving in addition to her parents are a half sister, Misty Dawn Webb at home; a half brother, Richard David Webb at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Williamson of Inez. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 13, 1994

WHITE, Bellie (McDowell)
MCDOWELL, Paul
A brother and sister, Paul McDowell, 80 of Lucasville, OH and Bessie McDowell White, 85, of W. Portsmouth, OH, died Jul 11 and Jul 15 respectively. Mr. McDowell died at his home of a sudden illness. Mrs. White died in a Portsmouth Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. McDowell and Mrs. White were born in Fallsburg, a son and daughter of the late James and Ida Harris McDowell. They are survived by a brother, Edd McDowell of Piketon, OH. Additional survivors of Mr. McDowell include his wife, Hazel Pratt McDowell; 5 sons, Bill McDowell of Sabina, John McDowell, Rufus McDowell, Larry McDowell and Randy McDowell of Lucasville; 3 daughters, Bertha O’Brien of Lucasville, Mary Reaver of Enon and Carol Snively of Piketon; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Additional survivors of Mrs. White include 2 sons, Clyde White of Piketon, and Dallas White of Lafayette, IN; 4 daughters, Trula Monk, Linda White and Cinda Borders all of W. Portsmouth and Zelma Chancey of Circleville; 33 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; and 2 nephews, Dick Moore and Walter Moore of Louisa. The deceased couple were preceded in death by a brother, John McDowell of Louisa; Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Buren White, formerly of Louisa, Route 4. The funeral for Mr. McDowell was conducted Jul 14 at Howe Funeral Home in Piketon. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, Piketon. The funeral for Mrs. White was conducted Jul 19 at Davis Funeral Home in W. Portsmouth. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park, Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Jul 27, 1994

WILLIAMSON, Charlie
1912-1994
Charlie Williams, 81, of Toler, KY, died Sunday, Jul 3 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williamson was born Sep 12, 1912 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Bill and Jenny Coburn Williamson. He was a retired coal miner at Pond Creek Mining and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and U.M.W. Union local 8811. The funeral will be today, Wednesday, Jul 6 at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his  wife, Pansy Sammons Williamson, Toler, KY; a daughter: Grace Hoerster, Giddings, TX, a son: Jimmy Wellman, Toler, KY; a grandson: 2 brothers: Walter Williamson, Columbus, OH, Lawrence Williamson, Louisa; a sister: Mary Dixon, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 6, 1994

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BICKERT, Bernadine
1923-1994
Bernadine Bickert, 70, of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 26 at her home. Miss Bickert was born Oct 29,1923 at Clinton, Iowa, a daughter of the late Charles and Lucia Krava Bickert. She was a retired clerk with Burlington Northern Railway. There is no funeral or visitation. Surviving is a brother, Charles A. Bickert, Jr. of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

BRADLEY, James Glen
1948-1994
James Glen Bradley, 45, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 3 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bradley was born Oct 26, 1948 at Louisa a son of Marie Nelson Bradley of Louisa and the late Edgar Bradley. He was a radio announcer for WSAC, a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist church, a Rotarian and a member of the Odd Fellows. He also was a life time member of Professional Academy of Broadcasters, National Advertising Bureau, Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), National Association Broadcaster (NAB), and Country Music Association (CMA). He was past member of Odd Fellows Lodge Local, Louisa Rotary Club, Yatesville Recreational Committee, Lawrence County Septemberfest Committee-past president, and Greater Louisa Industrial Foundation and was named Kentucky Colonel, Outstanding Young Man of Amreica 1984 and Who’s Who in Entertainment 1988. He held the highest commercial license allowed by the Federal Communication Commission of Washington, D.C. Broadcasting/Engineering. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 5 a the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Brenda Copley Bradley; 2 daughters, Shana Bradley and Jamie Bradley, both at home; a sister, Carole Sue Fugitt of Louisa; a brother, Ed Bradley of Louisa; 2 nephews, Glen and Greg Bradley both of Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

BRANHAM, Lydia Carnas (Bartram)
1909-1994
Lydia Carnas Branham, 85, of Fruitland, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Jul 30 in Leesburg, FL. Mrs. Branham was born Jul 9, 1909 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Forrest and Ivia Chapman Bartram. Her husband, Martin H. Branham preceded in her in death in 1964. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Aug 4 at 11 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters, Tina Lowe of Fruitland Park, FL, Pat Gerwe of  Clermont, FL, Goldie Eulette of Howney In The Hills, FL and Dawna Scott of Catharpin, VA; a brother, Archie Bartram of Lucas, OH; 2 sisters, Jarrie Savage of Warner Robbins, GA and Mavis Castle of Fort Gay; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

BURCHETT, Clyde
1941-1994
Clyde Burchett, 53, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Burchett was born Apr 27, 1941 at Louisa, a son of the late Orvil and Sadie Adkins Burchett. He was a grader operator for the Lawrence County Road Department. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Jul 28 at Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Triplett Burchett; 2 daughters: Rebecca Spillman and Donna Salyer both of Louisa; 3 sons: Jeffery Burchett, Fallsburg, KY, James E. Burchett and Clyde Burchett, Jr., both of Louisa; 3 sisters: Nellie Levering and Nannie Stewart, Louisa, star route; Wanda Hicks, Broadway, OH; 5 brothers: William Albert Burchett and Walter Burchett both of Fallsburg, Paul Ray Burchett, Hill, MO, Emmett Burchett, Obetz, OH, Ronnie Burchett, Louisa; 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

BURCHETT, Ersella (Adams)
1904-1994
Ersella M. Burchett, 90, of Akron, OH, died Wednesday, Jul 27 at Akron. Mrs. Burchett was born Jul 14, 1904 in Otia, a daughter of the late Covey and Delia Large Adams. Her husband, Riley Burchett died in 1992. She was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber co., at Akron and a member of Goodyear Heights Community Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 483. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Bernard Burchett of Akron, 2 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

BURCHETT, John Lewis
1900-1994
John Lewis Burchett, 94, of Unionville Center, OH, died Saturday, Aug 27 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. Mr. Burchett was born Jun 12, 1900, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late William and Anna Rose Burchett. He was preceded in death by wives, Bertha Leadingham Burchett, Annie Fannin Burchett and Lillie Tiller Burchett; 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 30 at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City. Burial was in Derby Township Cemetery, Unionville Center. Surviving are 2 sons, Willie Burchett and Lewis, Jr. Burchett both of Unionville Center, 2 daughters, Gladys Wright and Sarah Fannin both of Louisa; 5 step grandchildren; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

BURKE, Verlie (Endicott)
1909-1994
Verlie Endicott Burke, 85, of route 5, Louisa, died Friday, Aug 5 at the home of her daughter, Maggie Sloan, route 5, Louisa. Mrs. Burke was born Jun 3, 1909, in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late James and Pricie Justice Endicott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Burke; a daughter, Flairamae Burke and 2 sons, James Earl Burke and Macke Burke. She was a member of New Friendship Church and a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 7 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. John Goble. Burial was in See Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her daughter are a son, Ben Burke of Fort Gay; a half sister, Leona Castle of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

COOK, Olie R.
1921-1994
Olie R. Cook, 72, of Louisa, died Wednesday in King's Daughters' Medical Center. Mr. Cook was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Inez, a son of Callahan and Gertie Wilson Cook of Louisa. He was a retired owner and operator of louisa Coin and Laundry, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1168 and the United Baptist Church, and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 30 at the home of the deceased by Lonnie Ratliff. Burial was in the Cook family cemetery in Louisa. Military graveside services were conducted by V.F.W. Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89. Additional survivors include his wife, Norma Preston Cook; seven sons, Jerry Cook, Robert Cook and Dean Cook, all of Louisa, Terry Cook and Richard Cook, both of South Shore, Eugene Cook of Quincy and Mitchell Cook of Darby Dale, OH; seven brothers, Clarence Cook, Carlos Cook and Arville Cook all of AZ, Roy Cook, James Cook and Danny Cook, all of Canada, and Raymond Cook of CA; seven sisters, Nola Preston of Milo, Dolly Salyer of Ashland, Nayoma Cook, Norma Cook, Della Cook and Ethel Cook, all of AZ, and Nina Dowell of Louisa; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

COPLEY, Betty Lou (Johnson)
1952-1994
Betty Lou Copley, 41, of Crum, WV, died Friday, Aug 5 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Copley was born Oct 6, 1952 at Louisa, a daughter of Frances Johnson of Webb, WV, and the late Tom Johnson. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 8 at the Webb Community Church. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Also surviving are her husband, Ralph L. Copley; a daughter, Melinda Smith of Steptown, WV, a son, Dale Lynn Copley of Crum; 4 sisters, Vicy Chaffin, Shirley Johnson, Doris Thompson and Ethel Ratcliff all of Crum; 4 brothers, Andrew Johnson, Phillip Johnson, David Johnson and Curtis Johnson, all of Crum; and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

DAVIS, Greathel (Pack)
Greathel Pack Davis, 70, of Lovely, KY, died Friday, Aug 19, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington, KY. She was the daughter of Fred and Mary Short Pack. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 22 at New Friendship Church, under the direction of the Richmond Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Surviving are 2 sisters, Artie Whitt and Sara Pack both of Louisa; 3 sons, Milton Davis of Lovely, Eddie Davis and Franklin Davis, both of Old Hickory, TN; 5 daughters, Dottie Ratcliff of Fort Gay, Linda Jenkins and Angie Davis, both of Madison, TN, Cora Lee Fields of Beauty and Amy Bowen of Lovely; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

DILLON John Emory
1912-1994
John Emory Dillon, 82, of Route 1, Crum, WV, died Monday, Aug 8 in Webb, WV. Mr. Dillon was born Jun 12, 1912 in Webb, WV, a son of the late William Lewis and Rennie Mae Dillon. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Aug 10 at Webb Community Cemetery by the Rev. Josh Hall. Surviving are his wife, Rilda Dillon of route 1, Crum; 3 sisters, Blanche Shea of Lenore, WV, Gladys Chafin of Holden, WV, and Helen Garrido of Chapmanville, WV; 3 brothers, Joe Dillon of Kenova, WV, Jack Dillon of Hampden, WV and William Dillon, Jr. of Whitman, WV and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1994

EDWARDS, Lowell
1916-1994
Lowell Edwards, 78, of Blaine, died Sunday, Aug 21 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Edwards was born May 3, 1916 in Blaine, a son of the late William and Emma Boggs Edwards. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary C. Edwards. He was a charter member and Deacon of Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a contractor for Foothills Rural Telephone Corp., a board member of Grayson Rural Electric Corp., and a former Lawrence County magistrate. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Aug 24 (today) at 11 at Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial will be in Edwards family cemetery at Cains Creek. Surviving are his wife, Malissa Skaggs Edwards, a brother, Elmer Edwards of Flatwoods; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1994

EVANS, Leola (Hay)
1925-1994
Leola Hay Evans, 69, of Martha, died Tuesday, Aug 23 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Mrs. Evans was born Jun 6, 1925, at Martha, a daughter of the late Martin and Georgeanna Fannin Hay. She was a retired teacher’s aide with the Lawrence County schools and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church for 46 years. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 26 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Patrick, the Rev. Emmit Baker and the Rev. Floyd “Buck” West. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Mont Evans, Jr., a daughter: Mrs. Edwina Young, Louisa; a son: Clark Evans, Catlettsburg, KY; 6 sisters: Clotine Blankenship, Titusville, FL, Carol Barker, Catlettsburg, KY, Ann Blackford, Urbana, OH, Rita Wright, Reynoldsburg, OH, Agnes Ross, Columbus, OH, Glenora Nickels, Mt. Clemons, MI; 5 brothers: Robert G. Hay, Sebring, FL, Adrian Hay, Martha, Gerland Hay, Columbus, John Frank Hay, Louisa, Carson Hay, Ashland, 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

EVANS, Overton Chenault, II
Overton Chenault Evans, II, 82, of 307 North Sycamore Street, Mt. Sterling, KY, died Thursday, Aug 4 at Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling. His sister, Curraleen E. Rice, resides in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

HAGER, Nancy Lee (Picklesimer-Auxier)
1926-1994
Nancy Lee Picklesimer Auxier Hager, 67, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 29 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Hager was born Aug 9, 1926 at Van Lear, a daughter of the late Henry and Addie Cantrell Hitchcock Picklesimer. She was a retired collections agent for Kentucky Power Company with 17 years of service and recipient of a KPC honorary award, and was a ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Lines. She attended the First Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 1 at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Surviving are her husband, Charles Hager; a son: James A. Auxier, Ankeny, IA; 2 daughters: Lynn Auxier Courtney, and Susan Auxier Presley both of Louisa; a sister: Sara Louise Klevie, Portland, OR; 2 half sisters; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

HARDIN, Sally K. (Shivel)
1902-1994
Sally K. Hardin, 92, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, Aug 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Hardin wa born Feb 8, 1902 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George W. and Minnie Shelton Shivle. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.J. “Jack” Hardin, Mar 30, 1973, and a daughter, Irene Hardin. She was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 3 (today) at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters: Gail Martin, Proctorville, OH, Lucille Sullivan, Hialeah, FL, Ernestine Morford, Bellville, MI, Janice Webb, Houston, TX, 8 sons: Jack Hardin, Jr., Taylor, MI, Phillip Hardin and Clint Hardin both of Mansfield, OH, Lawrence Hardin and George Hardin both of route 3 Louisa, Mack Hardin of Taylor, MI, Bill Hardin and Francis Hardin both of route 2, Louisa; 40 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

HICKMAN, Dave
1925-1994
Dave Hickman, 69, of White Hall, OH, died Saturday, Aug 20 in Mt. Carmel East Hospital at Columbus, OH. Mr. Hickman was born Apr 9, 1925 at Louisa, a son of the late Lafe and Addie Blaine Parker Hickman. His wife, Virginia Davis Hickman, died in 1992. He is preceded in death by a son, Lafe Isaac Hickman; a sister, Ivory Manson and a brother, Otis Hickman. He was retired from Clark Grave Vault Company at Columbus, and was a member of Gahanna Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 23 at Gahanna Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Curtis Booth. Burial was in Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Surviving are 2 sons, Ernest Ray Hickman of White Hall and David Glen Hickman of Reynoldsburg, OH; a brother, Donald W. Hickman of Louisa; 5 sisters, Joanna Bevins and Nancy Brown both of Columbus, Minnie Seitz and Vera Williamson both of White Hall and Violet Sexton of Johnstown, OH; and 7 grandchildren. Evans Funeral Home at Columbus was in charge of arrangements. Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

JORDAN, Green “Junior”
1926-1994
Green “Junior” Jordan, 68, of 203 Wheeler Drive, Louisa, died Monday, Aug 1 in Three Rivers Medical Center, following an apparent heart attack. He was born Jun 18, 1926 at Glenwood, a son of the late Green and Cordilia Kitchen Berry Jordan. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of  Highways in Lawrence County, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a World War II U. S. Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ronnie Childers, the Rev. Luther Dingess and the Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Harriet Church Jordan, a son, Donald Jordan of Louisa; 5 daughters, Garnett Covender of Oxford, AL, Mrs. John (Bonnie) LeMaster of Louisa, Mrs. Roger (Wilma) Jordan and Mrs. Larry (Mabeline) Jordan, both of Blaine and Mrs. Charles (Kristie) Bailey of Charleston, WV; a brother, Calvin Jordan of Grayson; 2 sisters, Cosby Hatfield of Ashland and Anna Jude of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

KEETON, Opal (Vanover)
1927-1994
Opal Keeton, 67, of Martha, died Friday, Aug 26 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Keeton was born Mar 8, 1927 at Relief, a daughter of Tommy and Dovie Marshall Vanover of Martha. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 21 at the home of her parents. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Rosemary Honniecut of Martha; a brother, John Vanover of Brookville, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

LEMASTER, Hattie Lou (Dawson)
1935-1994
Hattie Lou Dawson Lemaster, 59, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Lemaster was born Feb 7,1 935 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Taylor and Alta Robertson Dawson. She was a member of Oak Grove Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 10 (today) at 2 at Oak Grove Church by  Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial will be in Lemaster family cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul ”Sis”  Ayers of route 1, Fort Gay, 3 sons, Eddie Allen Lemaster, and B art Lemaster, both of route 1, Fort Gay, Cecil Darren Lemaster of route 3, Louisa; 2 sisters, Billie Jean Cyrus and Dorothy Hill, both of Fort Gay, a brother, Cecil Dawson of Fort Gay; 2 grandchildren and a special family friend, Bobby Thornhill. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

MATOVICH, George
1914-1994
George Matovich, 79, of route 1, Prichard, Wv, died Saturday, Aug 6 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Matovich was born Dec 3, 1914 in Jenkins, KY, a son of the late Mike and Kathryn Matovich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Samuel, Dan and Paul Matovich and one sister, Alice Matovich. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II; a lifetime member of D.A.V.; a member of Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, Huntington; a member of the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Board; and a retired carpenter from Carpenters Union Local 302. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 9 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Father Dan Keller and Rev. Frank McKinster. Burial was in Matovich family cemetery. A military service was performed by V. F.W. Post 6103, American Legion Post 89. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Lakin Matovich; 5 sisters, Caroline Jones of Louisa, Anna Woods of route 1, Catlettsburg, Mildred Lefler of Oak Ridge, TN, Mary Matovich of Oak Hill, WV, and Ruth Matovich of route 1, Prichard; a brother, Michael Matovich Jr of Hinton, WV; 22 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

MAYNARD, Della Rae (Moore)
1959-1994
Della Rae Moore Maynard, 35, of Flat Gap, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 9 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Maynard was born Feb 14, 1959 at Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late Buddy Ray and Linda Bond Moore. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Aug 12 at Bond family cemetery at Louisa by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Surviving are her husband, Gallie M. Maynard, 2 sons: Michael Ray Maynard and Jason Scott Maynard both at home; 2 brothers: Gary Moore, Mattie, KY and Phillip Moore, route 1, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1994

MAYNARD, Janet Lou (Blackburn)
1943-1994
Janet Lou Maynard, 51, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Aug 28 at Grant Medical Center. Mrs. Maynard was born Mar 14, 1943, in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late William and Gladys Endicott Blackburn. She was a member of Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 31 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Elder John Goble. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Lester Henry Maynard, a daughter: Gina Hiles, Columbus, a son: Michael Maynard, Columbus; 3 sisters: Billie Jean Branham, Louisa, Marguarette Harvey, Melbourne, FL, Rita Ratcliff, Louisa; a brother: Gustavas "Mick" Blackburn, Marion, OH; a grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31,1994

MCKINSTER, William Lee
1901-1994
William Lee McKinster, Sr., 93, of Canon City, CO, formerly of Martha, died Thursday, Aug 18 in Point Lookout Health Care Center, Point Lookout, MO. Mr. McKinster was born Mar 9, 1901 at Adams, a son of the late Ephraim G. and Delilah Thompson McKinster. His first wife, Bessie Lee Wheeler McKinster, died in 1970. He was a retired pipefitter and member of Jake Rice Lodge F & AM. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Aug 23 at McKinster family cemetery by the Rev. Floyd “Buck” West. Surviving are his wife, Zella McKinster, a son, William McKinster of Martha, 2 daughters,  Dorothy Finch and Bonnie Anderson, both of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1994

MOORE, Sam
1902-1994
Sam Moore, 92, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 29 at his home. Mr. Moore was born Jul 1, 1902, at Norris, a son of the late Jerry and Ardelia Thompson Moore. His wife, Fannie Jane Howard Moore, preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 1 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Saul, the Rev. John Fraley and the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr., Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters: Violet Thompson, Stella Johnson, Beatrice Stambaugh and Hazel Burchett all of route 1, Louisa and Irene Diamond, route 4, Louisa; 5 sons: Herman Moore, Charlie Moore, Denver Moore, Thurman Moore, Arthur Moore all of route 1 Louisa; 25 grandchildren 36 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

PINSON, Earl David
1937-1994
Earl David Pinson, 56, of route 2, Louisa, died Saturday, Jul 30 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. Pinson was born Sep 2, 1937 in Canada, KY, a son of the late Rell and Ersie Kazee Pinson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Richardson Masonic Lodge #699 F & AM. He was an electrical instructor for Ashland Vocational School and electrical inspector for the state of Kentucky. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 2 at the First Baptist church by the Rev. Bob Brooks. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Richardson Lodge #699 also officiated. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Ann Pinson of route 2, Louisa, 2 daughters, Abigail Beth Boyd  of Louisa and Rebecca Spring Pinson at home; 2 sons, David Mitchell Pinson of route 2, Louisa and Phillip Matthew Pinson of Lexington; a sister, Lodean Adkins of Sidney, KY; 5 brothers, James Pinson and Claude Pinson both of Ecorse, MI, Willie Pinson of Lincoln Park, mI, John Pinson of Kimper, KY, and Roy Lee Pinson of Bellvue, FL and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 3, 1994

RICE, Elizabeth (Ranson)
1917-1994
Elizabeth RAnson Rice, 77, of Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 18. Mrs. Rice was born Jan 27, 1917 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Thaddeus and Martha Elizabeth Pigg Ranson. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Rice in 1975. She was a member of Myrtle Chapel Church, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and a Lawrence County retired teacher. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 20 at Myrtle Chapel Church by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Linda Ferguson of Ashland, Joyce Burton, Wanda Blevins and Marsha Shannon, all of Louisa; 2 sons, Herbert Rice of Coco, FL and Joe Rice of Lexington; a brother, Robert Ranson of Tulsa, OK and 10 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 24, 1994

RITTENBERRY, Elsie Louise (Childers)
1909-1994
Elsie Louise Rittenberry, 85, of Riverview, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 23 at her home. Mrs. Rittenberry was born Apr 3, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Lucy Coburn Childers. She was the wife of the late John Harvey Rittenberry. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers, Edmond Childers, John Childers, James Childers, Lindsey Childers, Bert Childers and Fred Childers. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dean Pittman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Mike T. Rittenberry of Riverview; a sister, Nannie Smart of New Buffalo, MI; 3 brothers, Paul Childers, Lawrence Childers, and Ernest Childers all of Michigan City, IN and 2 granddaughters, Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 31, 1994

SAVAGE, Glenn
1912-1994
Glenn C. Savage, 81, of roué 4, Louisa, died Friday Jul 29 at his home. Mr. Savage was born Sep 12, 1912 at Louisa, a son of the late John A. and Martha Smith Savage. He was a farmer, a retired welder with Armco Steel Corp., where he worked for 38 years, a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1865, the Greenhill Masonic Lodge, F & AM and a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Gene Masters, Burial was in Palmer Cemetery at Flatwoods. Surviving is his wife, Marie Hicks Savage. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug  3, 1994

STEELE, Flossie (Edwards)
1905-1994
Flossie Edwards Steele, 89, of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Aug 14 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Steele was born Feb 11, 1905 in Caines Creek, KY, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Rosie Boggs Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clabe Steele, in 1956. She was a Baptist Church member. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 17, (today) at 11 at Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Buell Webb. Burial will be in Steele family cemetery. Surviving are a son, Silas Steele of Louisa; a sister, Martha Limings of Louisa; a brother, Ossie Edwards of Columbus, OH and 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1994

TACKETT, John Anderson
1930-1994
John Anderson Tackett, 63, of Catlettsburg, died Monday, Aug 1 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following a long illness. Mr. Tackett was born Aug 20, 1930 in Ashland, a son of the late Edward Lee and Josie Roark Tackett. He was a retired conductor with CSX Transportation Inc and was a Korean War Air Force veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 4 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Bobby Neal Osborne. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery at Fallsburg. A military service was performed by V. F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Charlene Moore Tackett, 3 sons, Thomas Edward Tackett and John Anderson Tackett, II both of Louisa and Steven Ray Tackett of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Doretha Lambert of Danleyton; a brother, Jack Tackett of Fallsburg and 6 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 10, 1994

THOMPSON, Lewis
1922-1994
Lewis Thompson, 71, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Aug 3. Mr. Thompson was born Sep 22, 1922 in Cordell, KY, a son of the late John and Ethel Ramey Thompson. He was a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 6 at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Lee Gussler of Grayson. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Cordell, KY. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lenova Smith of Columbus, 2 sons, Robert Thompson of Cordell and Louisa Ray Thompson of Columbus, 3 sisters, Betty Mallory, Nancy Rollins, and Lora White, all of Florida; 3 brothers, Fred Thompson of Blaine, Robert Thompson of Grayson and Frank Thompson of Fosteria, OH; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

TISKO, Dr. E. J.
Dr. E. J. Tisko, 72, distinguished World War II veteran, and area optometrist for 40 years, passed away Aug 14, 1994. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug 17 (today) at 2 a the Louisa United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Madison Street. Born in Fairpoint, OH, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Suzo Tisko. Surviving include his wife, Fay Hill Tisko; a daughter, Kay Tisko Yazdi and son in law, Ali Yazdi; 2 grandchildren, Farah Yazdi and Todd Yazdi from Oak Ridge, TN; 2 sisters, Nancy Lance of Denver, CO and Connie Groves of Columbus, OH, and a brother, Carl Tisko from Fairpoint, OH. Dr. Tisko was a World War II veteran gilder pilot, and a member of the National World War II Glider Pilots Association, Veterans of Foreign Ward and the American Legion. He was a past president of the American Businessmen’s Club and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1994

WEBB, Pearl J., Jr.
1930-1994
Pearl Webb, Jr., 64, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 14 following a sudden illness. Mr. Webb was born Mar 23, 1930, a son of the late Pearl and Lillie Sexton Webb. He was a retired welder for Columbia Gas of Ohio. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 17 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Rev. King Cyrus and Rev. Bobby Daniels. Burial will be in Webb family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Shelby J. Webb, a daughter: Pam Webb, Davenport, IA, a son: Kenny Webb, Davenport, IA; 3 foster daughters: Lorri Ethel, Fort Gay, April Fletcher and Sharon Lykins both of Plymouth, OH; a foster son: J. R. Ethel, Fort Gay; a sister: Mary Etta Robertson, Fort Gay, a brother: Harlan Wesley Webb, Mansfield, OH; several nieces and nephews and 2 foster grandchildren. Special Friends: "Sweet tooth" Dora Hatfield and "My Baker" Angie Chafins. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 17, 1994

WHEELER, Louise (Hay)
1904-1994
Louise Wheeler, 89, of Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 4. Mrs. Wheeler was born Oct 10, 1904 in Mazie, KY, a daughter of the late William Aza and Sally Fannin Hay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Wheeler in 1990. She was a member of the Church of God. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 7 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Bailey and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Carrie Evans of Prestonsburg; 6 grandsons,  Frank Wheeler, Ronnie Wheeler and George Wheeler, all of Louisa, Michael Wheeler of Palm Bay, FL, John Wheeler of Lawton, OK, and Roy McBride of Prestonsburg; 2 granddaughters, Joan Smiht of Fayettesville, NC and Judy Saul of Blaine; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 10, 1994

WILKS, John Everett
A Lawrence County man was killed Sunday night on his farm north of Louisa when the tractor he was driving overturned. John Everett Wilks, 38 of Louisa, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon at 8:30 p.m. “He had been out on his tractor with a bush hog, and was going to take it up the hill and park it by his barn, “ Moon said. “He went up a steep hill, hit some loose rocks and jut flipped over backwards.” Moon said he died due to head internal upper body injuries. Police said he was found by his family who began to worry when he didn’t return. Wilks was a bus driver for the Lawrence County School System. His funeral will be held today at 10 at the Fallsburg Tabernacle. Conducting the funeral will be Rev. Matthew Adams and Rev. Buck Hogston. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Wilks of Louisa; one daughter, Angela Marie Wilks of Louisa; one step daughter, Deloris Ann Wilks of Conway, SC; 2 sisters, Lillie Webb and Imogene Webb; a maternal grandmother, Goldie Sprouse; 6 brothers, Charles Eugene Wilks, Albert Clayton Wilks, Clinton Wilks, Walter Lee Wilks, David Kenton Wilks and Buster Edmond Wilks; paternal grandparents, Albert and Shirley Jordan Wilks and one step granddaughter. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

John Everett Wilks, 38, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 28. Mr. Wilks was born Feb 5, 1956, in Louisa, a son of Verna Sprouse Wilks, route 1, Webbville and the late Charles E. Wilks. He was a bus driver for the Lawrence County Board of Education. The funeral will be Wednesday, Aug 31, (today) at Fallsburg Tabernacle at 10 by the Rev. Matthew Adams, and Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ruth Ann Wilks of route 4, Louisa, a daughter, Angalia Marie Wilks at home; a stepdaughter, Deloris Ann Wilks of Conway, SC; 2 sisters, Lillie Webb and Imogene Webb; a maternal grandmother, Goldie Sprouse; 6 brothers, Charles Eugene Wilks, Albert Clayton Wilks, Clinton Wilks, Walter Lee Wilks, Davis Kenton Wilks and Buster Edmond Wilks; paternal grandparents, Albert and Shirley Jordan Wilks and one step granddaughter. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

WRIGHT, Charles E.
Rev. Charles E. Wright, 73, of Grove City, OH, died Thursday, Aug 25 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He was a member of Circleville Freewill Baptist Church and former pastor of Circleville and Mt. Sterling Freewill Baptist Churches, U. S. Navy veteran of WWII, and retired from Fisher Body Div. of G.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Erie (Jobe) Wright and brother Leland “Bobe” . The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 29 at Canaan Land Church, Grove City, OH, with Rev. Alan Wright officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Grove City. Surviving are his wife, Edna Webb Wright; a son, Rev. Alan J. Wright of Grove City; 2 daughters, Cathy L. Ewing of Grove City and Ruth E. Sudduth of St. Louisa, MO; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, Elisha and Randall (Dick) of Columbus; and Stanley of Kentucky; 2 sisters, Minnie Angeletti and Alma King of Columbus and many nieces, nephews and friends. Big Sandy News, Aug 31, 1994

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BERRY, Virginia Mae (Vanhorn)
1927-1994
Virginia Mae Vanhorn Berry, 67, of route 4, Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 20. Mrs. Berry was born Sep 1, 1927, at Cadmus, KY, a daughter of the late Rev. Fred and Noldia Cooksey Vanhorn. She was a member of the Oak Street Methodist Church in Dayton, OH. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Gordan Crisp. Burial was in Woods and Vanhorn Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are 2 sisters, Bessie F. Diamond of Spring Valley, OH and Ella Crisp of Louisa; a brother, Ira Vanhorn of Louisa; an aunt, Esta Moore of Louisa and one uncle, Roland Cooksey of Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 28,1994

BROWNING, Isaac Canaan
1994-1994
Infant Isaac Canaan Browning, son of Dempsey and Lois Lynn Hardwick Browning, of Fort Gay, was stillborn Sunday, Aug 27 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sep 3 at the Hardwick Cemetery at Fort Gay by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Additional survivors include his maternal grandparents, Scott and Rebecca Hardwick of Fort Gay; his paternal grandparents, Cebron and Anise Browning of Prichard, WV, and his great grandparents, Jessie Napier and Spicey Robertson both of Prichard. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1994

BUSH, Richard H.
1931-1994
Richard H. Bush, 63, route 1, Gaston, IN, died Sunday, Sep 4 in Ball Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bush was born Jan 11, 1931, in Lawrence County, a son of Hazel Coburn Bush and the late Loman Bush. He was preceded in death by his father and 3 brothers, Russell Bush, William Bush and Ivan Bush. He worked for 43 years at CSX Transportation and retired in 1992. He was an Army veteran and a member of Gaston Conservation Club, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and the National Rifle Association. He attended Gaston United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 8 at Gaston Chapel of Gant-Richman Funeral Home. Burial was in Gardens of Memory. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Jean Storer Bush; a daughter an son in law; Connie and Dave Risley, Muncie; a son and daughter in law, Richard Mark and Brenda Bush, Gaston, mother, Hazel Bush, Louisa; 3 brothers and sisters in law, Cecil and Carol Bush, Gene and Pat Bush and Farris and Nancy Bush, all of Louisa; 4 sisters and 3 brothers in law, Louise and Earl Barker, Fort Gay, Garnet Tabor, Cleveland, OH, Marie and Don Moore and Lois and Jack Stevens of Louisa; a half brother, Harvey Fitzer of Ashland and 3 grandchildren, Christian Ray and Lauren Bush, Gaston and Andrew Risley of Muncie. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1994

CASSEL, Richard Henderson
1914-1994
Richard Henderson Cassel, 80, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 12 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Cassel was born Jul 2, 1914, in Martin County, a son of the late William David and Mary Elizabeth Fluty Cassel. He was a retired crane operator with National Coal co., a member of United Mine Workers and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 13 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military graveside service was conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Mae Dials Cassell, Louisa, 3 daughters: Mary Elaine Teston, Jacksonville, FL, Elizabeth Parsley, Louisa, Carolyn Moore, Inez, KY; 5 sisters: Hester Hall, Louisa, Elsie New, Fort Gay, Blanch Stewart, Columbus, Jackie Horn, Columbus, Pauline Conn, Wheelersburg, OH; a brother: Labon T. Cassel, Kenova, WV; 3 grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1994

COX, Charles Bryan
1970-1994
Charles Bryan Cox, 24, of route 2, Louisa, formerly of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Sep 17. Mr. Cox was born Jun 21, 1970, in Johnson County, KY, a son of Charles Cox and Edith Elaine Williams. He was an employee of Lowes of Pikeville. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 22 at 11 at Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Richardson, KY, by the Rev. Tommy Meade and Rev. Donald Caudill. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, KY. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Cynthia Marie Cook Cox, of route 2, Louisa, 2 brothers, James Boyd Cox, U. s. Air Force in Korea; Douglas Wayne Cox, U. S. Air Force in Texas; paternal grandmother, Betty Cox of Paintsville; and maternal grandparents, Scottie and Tera Williams of Flat Gap, KY. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1994

CURTIS, Norma Jewell (Wheeler)
1927-1994
Norma Jewell Curtis, 67m of Orange Street, Jackson, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Sunday, Sep 25. Mrs. Curtis was born Feb 6, 1927, in Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Grace Green Wheeler. She was the co-owner of Jackson Fabric and Sewing Center and a member of Candy Run Baptist Church, Lucasville, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 28 at 1 at Heston Funeral Home by the Revs. Murray and Thompson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Darby E. Curtis, Jackson, OH, 3 sons, Darby E. Curtis, Jr., of Coeburn, VA, Alvin P. Curtis and Sylvester Curtis, both of Jackson, OH; a daughter, Deborah Cox of Jackson, OH; a brother, Nathan Wheeler; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1994

DILLON, Scott Michael
1965-1994
Scott Michael Dillon, 29, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 30 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mr. Dillon was born Feb 20, 1965 at Belton, MO, a son of Powers and Stella Marie Preston Dillon of Louisa. He was a self-employed farmer. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 2 at Zion United Baptist Church at Pack Bottom in Martin County. Burial was in Yates Cemetery at Louisa. Additional survivors include a a sister: Anita Marie Dillon, route 5, Louisa, a brother David Powers Dillon, Louisville, KY; paternal grandmother: Laura Dillon, route 5, Louisa, maternal grandparents: John and Nola Preston, Milo, KY; maternal great grandparents: Gertie & Callihan Cook, route 1, Louisa and several aunts and uncles. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1994

FYFFE, Delmer J.
1924-1994
Delmer J. Fyffe, 70, of Blaine, died Saturday, Sep 24 following a long illness. Mr. Fyffe was born Jun 4, 1924, in Relief, KY, a so of the late Millard ad Sally Fyffe. He was of the Baptist faith and a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 27 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Clavis Adkins, Buck West and Ack Sturgill. Burial was in Fyffe family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Hay Fyffe, 4 sons: Danny Fyffe, Ashland, KY, William Fyffe, Oil Springs, KY, Ronnie Fyffe, Flat Gap, KY, Randy Fyffe, Yatesville, KY; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 28, 1994

HALE, Douglas Olley
1933-1994
Douglas Olley Hale, 61, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 17 at his home. Mr. Hale was born Feb 7, 1933 in Louisa, a son of the late Clarence and Mattie Ash Hale. He was a retired employee of Louisa Bottling Company and a member of the Free Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 20 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Ash Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sena Bowens Hale; 2 daughters: Mrs. Melissa Boggs, and Mrs. Eunice Mayo both of Louisa; 3 sons: Clarence E. Hale, Douglas Hale, Jr., and Homer R. Hale, all of Louisa; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 21, 1994

HALE, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Hale, 61, of Obetz, OH, died Wednesday, Sep 21 at Grant Medical Center. Mr. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Nancy Hale and brother, Roscoe. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 26 at Obetz Church of the Nazarene, Obetz, OH, by the Rev. Jay Schlenker. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Hale; 2 daughters, Louise Jay of Texas and Linda Hale of Obetz, OH; 2 sons, David Hale and Daniel Hale, both of Obetz, OH; grandchildren, Brandy, Rebecca and Nathanial; 3 brothers, Arnold Hale, Okey Hale and Darvin Hale, a sister, Thelma Wilson and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 28,1 994

PIGG, Garfield
1929-1994
Garfield Pigg, 65, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 31. Mr. Pigg was born Apr 30,1 929, in Hellier, KY, a son of the late Ben and Vena Kilgore Pigg. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ben Pigg, Jr., and Lawrence Pigg. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 3 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Allen A. Fredrick. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ruthy Jo Moore Pigg of route 1, Louisa, 4 sisters, Irene Young of Columbus, OH, Garnet Mallon of Cincinnati, OH, Shirley Hickman of Richmond, VA and Thelma Hardesty of Michigan; 4 brothers, Paul Pigg and Charlie Pigg both of Columbus, OH, Everett Pigg of Dayton, OH and Clyde Pigg of Ohio. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 7, 1994

SCOTT, Melvin Lee
1941-1994
Melvin Lee Scott, 53, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Sep 1 in Scioto Memorial Hospital. Mr. Scott was born Jun 13, 1941 at Hardy, a son of Nannie M. Scott of Fort Gay and the late Clifford Scott. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 4 at the Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Denny Brown. Burial was in Scott family cemetery. Also surviving are his wife, Opal Mae Ward Scott; 2 daughters, Eunice M. Leonard of Malden, WV and Carol Riffle of Huntington; 5 sons, Bobby R. Scott of Louisa, Melvin L. Scott, II, James E. Scott, Danny A. Scott and Christopher P. Scott, all of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Betty Rotenberry of Catlett, VA, Thelma Pratt of Willowood, OH, Stella Stevens of Proctorville, OH; 2 brothers, James Scott of Guyandotte, WV and David Scott of Fort Gay; and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Sep 7, 1994

THOMPSON, Hercel
1908-1994
Hercel Thompson, 85, of route 1, Louisa, died Sunday, Sep 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Sep 23, 1908 in Little Blaine, a son of the late Clayton and Cory Fraley Thompson. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 15 at 2 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Nora Estep Thompson, route 1, Louisa; 4 daughters: Mrs. Vanton "Betty" Wellman and Mrs. Ray "Patty" Gussler both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jr. "Lenora Ruth" Ross, Blaine, Mrs. Rabon "Dolores" Goble, Davella, KY; 3 sons: Bobby D. Thompson, Columbus, L. C. Thompson, Ashville, OH, Maxwell Thompson, Louisa; 4 sisters: Murell Daniels, Sandusky, OH, Lena Robinette, Columbus, Lula Prater, Indiana and Corine Childers, Ashland, KY; 2 brothers: Haskie Thompson and Kay Thompson, Jr., both of Louisa, 27 grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 14, 1994

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BAILEY, Ray
1917-1994
Ray Bailey, 77, of 403 Moore Street, Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 16 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bailey was born Oct 7, 1917 in Logan, WV, a son of the late Robert L. and Virginia Carter Bailey. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 19 (today) at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Cecil Price and Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service will be conducted by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Surviving are a son: Timothy Ray Bailey, Sr., Louisa; a sister: Lucille B. Rice of Louisa, 5 brothers: Willard Bailey, and Fred Bailey both of Louisa, Robert Bailey and George Bailey both of Wyandotte, MI, Lee Bailey of Las Vegas, NV; a grandson and a step granddaughter. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

BILLUPS, Zora Lee (Dean)
1916-1994
Zora Lee Billups, 78, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Oct 11 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Billups was born Apr 16,1916 in Fort Gay, WV, daughter of the late Henry and Pricie Pack Dean. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Billups. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple. She was a housewife and laborer for Sebling Rubber Company in Akron, OH. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 13 at 11 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, OH. Surviving are 2 sisters, Bonnie Bell Dean of Fort Gay and Ona Mae Trodgons of Florida; 2 brothers, John Burt Dean and James Dean, both of Fort Gay; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

BOYD, Irene Jewell (Davis)
1916-1994
Irene Jewell Boyd, 77, of Louisa, died Friday, Oct 21 at her home. Mrs. Boyd was born Oct 28, 1916 at Richardson, a daughter of the late Rufus B. and Myrtle Childers Davis. Her husband, Frank Boyd, preceded her in death in 1984. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems and the Rev. Lowell Webb. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 6 daughters, Juanita Preston, Ashland, KY, Doris Preston, Louisa; Carol Sue Lacks, Worthington, KY, Darlene Sartin, Fort Gay, Peggy Fitch, route 2, Louisa, Patricia Lacks, Wurtland, KY; 3 sons: Billy Joe Boyd, Catlettsburg, KY, Tommy Boyd, route 2, Louisa, Charles Boyd, Raceland, KY; a stepdaughter: Margaret Webb, Van Lear, KY; a sister: Julie Childers, Winchester, VA; 21 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

BRYAN, Billy Joe
1971-1994
Police are still investigating the death of a Lawrence County man who was killed by a gunshot wound Friday. Lifestar Ambulance received a call at 5 p.m. about a possible gunshot wound in the Nee-Bo Hill area about 10 miles north of Louisa. When police arrived, they found 22 year old Billy Joe Bryan who had received a single gunshot wound, police said. Bryan was taken to Three Rivers Medical center and was flown from there to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. He passed away at St. Mary’s at 8:10 p.m.  Kentucky State Police Detective David Wallen is investigating the case. Police said everything they have right now points to an accidental death. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1994

BRYANT, Boyd
1907-1994
Boyd Bryant, 87, of route 2, Fort Gay, died Saturday, Oct 22 following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born Jun 18, 1907, in Lenore, WV, a son of the late Burt and Columbia Newsome Bryant. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucille Maynard. He was a retired coal miner of Massey Coal Company and a member of the Church of Christ, Point Section. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 25 at Laurel Creek Church of Christ by the Rev. Walter Adams. Burial was in Gap Hollow, Lenore, WV. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Bryant; 2 daughters, Marie Rushing of Little Rock., AR and Carol Marcum of Breeden, WV; 3 sons, Jimmy Bryant and Freelon Bryant, both of Little Rock, AR and Freddie Bryant of Fort Gay; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

BURTON, Jo Ann (Riffe)
1930-1994
JoAnn Burton, 63, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 19, following a short illness. Mrs. Burton was born Dec 16, 1930, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Waiteman and Ethel Wellman Riffe. She was a member of First Christian Church, Louisa and a member of D.A.R. the funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 22 at First Christian Church by the Rev. Roger Clevenger. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, John Burton; a son, Kevin Stansberry of Louisa; a step son, John B. Burton, III of Ashland; 2 step daughters, Jean Ann Allspau of Lexington and Donna L. Humphrey of Ashland; a sister, Ellouise Patton of Louisa; 6 grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

CHILDERS, Ernest
1928-1994
Ernest Childers, 66, of Michigan City, died Saturday, Oct 1 in Russellville, Ark. Mr. Childers was born Feb 20, 1928, in Louisa, the son of James and Lucy Coburn Childers. He was preceded in death by one sister and 5 brothers. He retired in 1991 after 42 years in the maintenance department at U. S. Steel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 6 at the Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City by the Rev. Silas Christian. Burial was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Letha Shaw Childers; 2 daughters, Sandra Lancaster, Laporte and Kay Dosenberry, Michigan City; one son, Ray Shaw of Arkansas;7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Nannie Smart, New Buffalo; and 2 brothers, Lawrence Childers and Paul Childers both of Michigan City. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

COMPTON, Jack T.
1929-1994
Jack T. Compton, 66, of Gahanna, OH, died Wednesday, Sep 28 at his residence. Mr. Compton was born Mar 7, 1929 in Paintsville, a son of Chester and Ruth Turner Compton. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, John and a sister, Belva Honeycutt. He was an Army veteran of Korean Conflict, retired Aircraft Engineer with over 25 years of service with Rockwell International, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Neoacacia Lodge # 595 F & AM and York Chapter #200. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 1 at Schoedinger-Margarum Funeral Service by the Pastor William “Bud” Angus. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Betty Compton; mother, Ruth Compton of Paintsville; 2 sons, Jack Compton, II of Dublin, OH and Michael Compton of Springfield, OH; a daughter, Carol Ann Fox of Belle Center, OH and 4 grandchildren. Schoedinger Margarum Funeral service was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1994

COOK, Thomas C.
1907-1994
Thomas C. Cook, 87, of Apple Grove, WV, died Tuesday, Oct 4 in Miami Valley Hospital, at Fairborn, OH. Mr. Cook was born Sep 12, 1907 in Mercy County, WV, a son of the late Oley and Ollie McGraw Cook. He was a retired teacher in Jackson County, WV and a member of Faith Hill Church of God. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 7 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Tooney Easterling. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Sammons Cook; a daughter, Rhonda Barker of Fairborn, a son, Leonard Haney of Lenore, WV, a sister, Clara Kee of Fayettteville, WV and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

COX, Raymond E.
1920-1994
Raymond E. Cox, 74, of 213 Robin Road, Russell, died Saturday, Oct 22 in V. A. Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Mr. Cox was born Feb 11, 1920 in Toler, KY, a son of the late Edward B. and Molly Hanners Cox. He was a member of Oak Street Free Will Baptist Church, Flatwoods, a World War II Army veteran and prisoner of war, retired from West Virginia National Guard and a retired coal miner of Crystal Block Coal. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 27 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Fluty and the Rev. Johnsey Collins. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service will be performed by VFW Post 6103 an American Legion Post 89. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

DEVOE, Phyllis C.
Phyllis C. DeVoe, 51, of Pickerington, died Saturday, Oct 15 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was a secretary for Chet Baker and Company and a member of Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, where she also was choir director. She was a graduate of Bowling Green University. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct 19, today, at 10:30 at Pickerington Nazarene Church by the Pastor Charles Russ. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 19, today at 2:30 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Seville, OH. Surviving are her husband, Thomas E. DeVoe; 3 sons, Gregory A. DeVoe, Matthew P. DeVoe and Eric T. DeVoe all at home; mother, Dorothy Burnette of Rittman, OH, brother, Phillip J. Burnette of Martinsville, VA and mother in law, Mildred W. DeVoe of Wadsworth, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

Phyllis C. Burnette DeVoe, 51, of suddenly Saturday, Oct 15 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Mrs. DeVoe was born Sep 11, 1943 in Portsmouth, VA, a daughter of Dorothy Chapman Burnette, Rittman, OH, formerly of Fort Gay and the late Virgil Burnette, Jr. She was a secretary for Chet Baker and Company and a member of Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, where she also was choir director. She was a graduate of Bowling Green University. The funeral was condcuted Wednesday, Oct 19, at 10:30 at Pickerington Nazarene Church by the Pastor Charles Russ. A graveside service was conducted at Hillcrest Cemetery in Seville, OH. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Thomas E. DeVoe; 3 sons, Gregory A. DeVoe, Matthew P. DeVoe and Eric T. DeVoe all at home; mother, Dorothy Burnette of Rittman, OH, brother, Phillip J. Burnette of Martinsville, VA and mother in law, Mildred W. DeVoe of Wadsworth, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

FITZPATRICK, Hazel Katherine (Northern)
1916-1994
Hazel Katherine Fitzpatrick, 78, of KY 2, Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, Sep 27, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born Sep 8, 1916, at New Market, TN, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Carrie Howard Northern. Her husband, Curtis Fitzpatrick, preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 30 at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and the Rev. Larry Maynard. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are  2 daughters: Brenda Russell, Ashland, KY; Linda Johnson, route 2, Catlettsburg, KY; a son: Howard Fitzpatrick, Groveport, OH; 3 sisters: Bessie Fitzpatrick, route 5, Louisa, Juanita Kidd, Fort Gay and Gladys Hage, Huntington, WV; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1994

FRANZ, Margaret Emma
1904-1994
Margaret Emma Franz, 90, of 233 Etna Street, Russell, died Saturday, Oct 15 at the home of her son, David Franz of Flatwoods. Mrs. Franz was born Jun 9, 1904, at Portsmouth, VA, a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Henkel Craddock. Her husband, Charles A. Franz died in 1976. She was a retired medical Assistant for Dr. M. B. Ritter at Russell. She also was the oldest member of the Shawnee Church of God at Flatwoods, which she had attended for 70 years and where she taught the senior adult Sunday school class and served on the church’s building committee, and she was treasurer of the Missionary Society. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Oct 18 at the Shawnee Church of God at Flatwoods by the Rev. Jim Stamper, the Rev. Vernon Adams and the Rev. Harley Johnson. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Sara L. Sword of Ironton, OH, and Helen J. Dickerson of Ashland, another son, Paul A. Franz of Curtis, MI; a brother, James B. Craddock of Point Pleasant, WV, 4 sisters, Helen Kunz of Columbus, OH, Mabel Freure of Ormond Beach, FL, Mary Hall of Palm Bay FL, and Pearl Eagars of Flaggler Beach, FL; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 10 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 19, 1994

HATFIELD, Betty Carolyn
1951-1994
Betty Carolyn Hatfield, 43, of route 5, Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 16 at U. K. Medical Center. Mrs. Hatfield was born Mar 10, 1951 in Williamson, WV, a daughter of Roberta Thompson Hatfield of route 5, Louisa, and the late Jacob C. Hatfield. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Oct 22 at Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Surviving in addition to her mother are 2 daughters, Kimberly D. Ray of Killeen, TX and Michelle Noelle Stevens Hatfield of route 5, Louisa; a sister, Anita S. Baker of Fort Gay; a brother, Terry L. Hatfield of fort Gay and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 26, 1994

HAY, Mary Alice (Barker)
1918-1994
Mary Alice Barker Hay, 76, of Plain City, OH, died Sunday, Oct 9 at his residence. Mrs. Hay was born May 10, 1918 in Martha, KY, the daughter of the late James Monroe and Cretie Collier Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Hay, daughters, Zolena Fae and Deloris Ann Hay; grandson, Jeffery DeLong. The funeral will be today, Wednesday, Oct 12 at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, OH. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery. Surviving are children, Dorothy A. Cox of Hilliard, Ed (Pat) Hay of Linworth, Franklin D. (Barbara) Hay of Hilliard, Rita (Daryl) Clay of Raymond, Walter C. (Barbara) Hay, Janis (Woody)DeLong, Larry W. (Janet) Hay, Linda Hildebrand, Gary R. Hay, and C. David (Melissa) Hay, all of Plain City; 2 brothers, Ernest Barker of Plain City and Ottis Barker of Circleville; 31 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

HAZELETT, Andrew
1951-1994
Andrew E. Hazelett, 43, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 27 at his home. Mr. Hazelett was born Mar 4, 1951, at Louisa, a son of Richard C. Hazelett of Louisa and Eileen Butler of Ashland. He was a crane operator with Marrowbone Development, attended Catalpa Freewill Baptist church and was an Air Force veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Sep 29 at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in  Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Hall Hazelett, a daughter, Amanda Michelle Hazelett, at home; a brother, Carl Edward Hazelett of Louisa and a sister Tresia Wheeler of  Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1994

KEARNS, David C.
1946-1994
David C. Kearns, 48 of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Oct 8. Mr. Kearns was born Jun 8, 1946, in Louisa, a son of David Ed and Susie Booth Kearns. He was an Army veteran and former employee of International Nickel. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 11 at First Baptist Church, Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard, Rev. Paul Finley and Rev. Bill Hayton. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Kerry Ann Wright of Louisa, a son, Christopher David  Kearns of route 1, Louisa; 2 sisters, Debbie Holt and Denise Blackburn, both of Fort Gay and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

KITCHEN, John
1904-1994
John Kitchen, 90, of Louisa, died Friday, Oct 21 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Kitchen was born Feb 1, 1904, at Gladys, a son of the late Arthur and Sarah Grubb Kitchen. His wife, Lora Hughes Kitchen, preceded him in death in 1987. He was a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 24 at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Jerry Hughes and the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond. Burial was in Kitchen family cemetery. Survivors include 3 daughters, Syrilda Dixon of Louisa, Icel Bell Crank of Grove Port, OH, and Betty Lou Porter of Weston, WV; 6 sons, Willie Kitchen of Columbus, OH, James Arthur Kitchen  and Luke Kitchen both of Louisa, Wendell Wilkie Kitchen of Grove Port, Billy Lee Kitchen of Westerville, OH, and John Randall Kitchen of Circleville, OH; a sister, Shirley Spillman of Webbville; 31 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 26, 1994

LYCAN, Ralph B.
1920-1994
Ralph B. Lycan, 74, of route 1, Fort Gay, died Friday, Sep 30 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Lycan was born Jun 12, 1920, in Wayne County, WV, a son of Henry Willard and May Loar Lycan. He was the retired owner of Home Nursery Company, a member of Tabors Creek Baptist church and a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 3, at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Lycan-Loar Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. A military service was conducted by American Legion and VFW. Surviving are his wife, Donna Lycan, a daughter, Connie Ross of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Bill Lycan of Oceana, WV, Jim Lycan of Fort Gay and Joe Milton Lycan of Williamson; a brother, Gilbert L. Lycan of Black Mountain, NC; and 6 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1994

MUNCY, Mollie (Carter)
1887-1994
Mollie Muncy, 107, of Pike Street, Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 9 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Muncy was born Mar 28, 1887 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Thomas Carter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Oct 11 at Pinehill Cemetery by Rev. Julian Hammond. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

MYNHIER, Kathy (Rice)
MYNHIER, Mary Elizabeth
A Lawrence County woman and her 13 year old daughter were killed in an auto accident Saturday when the mother turned into the path of a Mack truck. Kathy Mynhier, 33, was driving on KY 32 and was trying to turn north on to U. S. 23, a police report said. The 1993 Chevrolet van she was driving was then struck by the Mack truck which was traveling south on U.S.23/ Kathy Mynhier and her daughter, Mary Elizabeth were both pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 1:10 p.m. by Lawrence County coroner Aaron Moon. The report said they were both wearing seat belts. Also injured in the accident was Sonny Mynhier, the 10 year old son of Kathy and Darrell Mynhier. He was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. The report said Sonny Mynhier was not wearing a seat belt. The driver o the truck was Ernest Hall, 47, of Tomahawk. Hall was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.   Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

Kathy Jean Mynhier, 33 of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 15 in an automobile accident. Mrs. Mynhier was born Mar 4, 1961, in Louisa, a daughter of William Francis and Alice Jean Lyons Rice of route 4, Louisa. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a piano teacher. She also was a former employee at Humana Hospital in Louisa. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct 19, today, at 11 at Louisa First Baptist Church by Pastor Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Nippa, KY. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Darrell Mynhier, one son, William Darrell “Sonny” Mynhier; paternal grandmother, Ollie Mae Rice of Nippa, maternal grandmother, Ethelyn Lyons of Ashland, one sister, Karen Stowe of Huntington, WV; one brother, Greg Rice of Van Lear; and one stepdaughter, Trisha Lynn Mynhier of Huntington. Young Funeal Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Mynhier, 13, of route 1, Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 15 in an automobile accident. Beth was born Aug 24, 1981, in Lexington, KY, a daughter of Darrell Mynhier and the late Kathy J. Rice Mynhier. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a student at Louisa Middle School. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct 19, today, at 11 at Louisa First Baptist Church by Pastor Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Nippa, KY. Surviving are her father, one brother, William Darrell “Sonny” Mynhier, Jr., maternal grandparents, William Francis and Alice Jean Rice of Louisa; paternal grandmother, Pauletta Walters of Clearfield, paternal great grandmother, Delphia Mynhier; maternal great grandmother, Ollie Mae Rice of Nippa and Ethelyn Lyons of Ashland; and one sister, Trisha Mynhier of Huntington, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

PETERS, Maggie (Parsley)
1921-1994
Maggie Parsley Peters, 73, of Route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 15 at her residence. Mrs. Peters was born Apr 9,1 921 in West Kermit, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Kirk Parsley. The funeral was Tuesday, Oct 18 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Luther Dingess. Burial was to be in See Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lewis Peters of route 5, Louisa, 2 daughters, Lynda Bell and Sandy Holcomb, both of Hilliard, OH; 3 sisters, Ruth Endicott of Louisa, Jessie Nowlin of Canal Winchester, OH, and Mary Demock of Orlando, FL; 3 brothers, Sam Parsley and Gene Parsley, both of Canal Winchester, OH and John Parsley of Reynoldsburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

PRESTON, Brenda Kay
1944-1994
Brenda Kay Preston, 50, of Fasthaven Court, Santee, CA, died Sunday, Oct 9 in San Diego. Miss Preston was born Jun 12, 1944 in Goody, KY, a daughter of the late Willis and Katherine Simpkins Preston. She was a member of Louisa Church of God. The funeral will be conducted Saturday, Oct 13 at 11 at Louisa Church of God by Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Margie Annett of Santee, CA; a brother, Frank Preston of Jeffersonville, IN and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

SPILLMAN, William Chester
1950-1994
William Chester Spillman, 44, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 6 at Webbville. Mr. Spillman was born Apr 9, 1950 in Louisa, a son of the late George Thurman and Lou Verla Tipton Spillman. He was a former machine operator. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 8 at Barker Church in Louisa by the Rev. Dewey Hogston and the Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Spillman Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are his wife, Judy Ann Sexton Spillman, a daughter, Brenda Lou Spillman, at home; 2 sons, William Joseph Spillman and John Quincy Spillman, both of Louisa, 4 sisters, Roberta Spillman of Greenville, OH, Mary Elizabeth Click of Soldier, Esta Lou Sexton of Hitchins and Lina June Griffith of Grayson; 4 brothers, Jimmie Allen Spillman of Bradford, OH, Joe Thurman Spillman of Mechanicsburg, OH, Richard Nolan Spillman and George Glen Spillman both of Grayson and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

SPROUSE, Goldie Bell (Presley)
1908-1994
Goldie Bell Sprouse, 85, of Webbville, died Saturday, Oct 1 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Sprouse was born Dec 16, 1908 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jack and Mary Evans Presley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Sprouse in 1954. She was a member of the Baptist faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston and the Rev. Matthew Adams. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are 4 daughters, Verna Wilks, Bonnie McKenzie and Roberta Sprouse, all of Webbville and Lillie Mullins of Tossa, AZ; 5 sons, Jack Sprouse, Delbert Sprouse, Isaac Sprouse all of Webbville, Vondon Sprouse, route 5, Louisa, Hildra Sprouse, Louisa; a half sister: Vina Cline of Pennsylvania; 3 half brothers: Hubert Presley and Johnnie Presley both of Webbville and Delbert Presley, Louisa; 31 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 5, 1994

SUNDAY, Russell
1928-1994
Russell Sunday, 65, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 11 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Sunday was born Dec 14, 1928, in Columbus, OH, a son of the late Russell Sr., and Ruby Castle Sunday. He was a retired coal miner for Martiki Coal. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 14 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Sester Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Sester Sunday of route 1, Louisa; 2 daughters, Sharon Meade and Susan Fouts, both of Columbus, OH; a son, Russell Sunday, III of Ashville, OH; 4 step daughters, Patricia Banks of Fayette County, WV, Linda O’Brian of Stambaugh, Lorraine Vance of Chapman and Anetta Mullins of Detroit, MI; 4 step sons, William (Tom) Bowens of Stambaugh, Hubert Bowens of Staffordsville, David Bowens of Tomahawk and Nim Jr. Bowens of Crum; 4 grandchildren, 29 step grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

WARD, Ali
1907-1994
Ali Ward, 86, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, Oct 10 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Ward was born Dec 29, 1907 in Davella, KY, a son of the late Madison and Sarah McGinnis Ward. He was a retired railroad carman helper for C & O Railroad and a member of Eloise United Baptist church. The funeral will be Thursday, Oct 13 at 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Elder Ivan Butcher and Elder Boyd Meadows. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hylton Ward, a daughter: Sarah Fannin, McArthur, OH; 8 sons: Clifford Ward, Prestonsburg, KY, James B. Ward, Van Lear, KY, Jack Ward, Ashland, KY; Don Ward, Martin Ward, Winfrey Ward, Paul Ward, Joe Ward all of Louisa; a brother: Alex M. Ward, route 2, Louisa; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 12, 1994

WHEELER, Lura Maxine (Ferguson)
1939-1994
Lura Maxine Wheeler, 55 of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Oct 14 in Columbus. Mrs. Wheeler was born Jun 15, 1939 at Winfred, a daughter of Beulah Slone Ferguson of Blaine and the late Clyde Ferguson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ferguson and a sister, Wilma Lea Ferguson. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston and the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Also surviving are her husband, Jack Wheeler, Columbus, OH; 2 sons: Ronnie Wheeler and Jeffrey Wheeler both of Columbus; 5 brothers: Ledgel Ferguson and Ellis Ferguson, both of  Blaine, Willis Ferguson, Pikeville, KY, Larry Ferguson, West Jefferson, OH, Calvin Ferguson, Hilliard, OH; 2 sisters: Mrs. Wayne "Louise" Claggett, Columbus and Mrs. Cecil "Jean" Lewis, Martha, KY; 2 granddaughters. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 19, 1994

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NOVEMBER

ADKINS, Walter
1920-1994
Walter Adkins, 74, of Morgans Creek, died Saturday, Nov 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa. Mr. Adkins was born Sep 20, 1920, at Fuller, a son of the late Grover and Martha Belle Jordan Adkins. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 14 at Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Adams family cemetery. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a sister, Mae Dirocco of Columbus, OH, and a brother, Harris Adkins of LaGrange, GA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 16, 1994

BOGGS, Glenna Karen (Bradley)
1947-1994
Glenna Karen Boggs, 46, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 9 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Boggs was born Dec 8, 1947 in Louisa, a daughter of Ivory Hayes Bradley, route 3, Louisa and the late James Glen Bradley. She was a member of Smith Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 12 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes and Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Bradley family cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Johnny Boggs; 2 sisters, Linda Boggs of route 3, Louisa, and Sharon Whitt of Circleville, OH; and 6 nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1994

BOYD, Kelsey Lynn
1994-1994
Kelsey Lynn Boyd was stillborn Friday, Nov 18 in Three Rivers Medical Center. She was the daughter of Charles and Edith Wiley Boyd of Ulysses. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Nov 20 by the Rev. Richard Boyd. Burial was in Lions’s Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Charlie Marie Boyd, at home; the maternal grandfather, Albert Wiley of Ulysses and the maternal grandmother, Hattie Lowe of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1994

CUNNINGHAM, Donald
Donald L. Cunningham, 78, died Thursday, Nov 24, following a long illness.  Mr. Cunningham was a member of Good Shepherd Community Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Webster and Lena Cunningham, brothers, Vernard and Arnold Cunningham. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 28 at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home by Rev. William L. Snider. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; 3 sons, Paul R., James R., and Donald Cunningham; a brother, August Cunningham; 4 sisters, Ella Mae Roush, Nellie Adams, Edna Hoosier and Eva Jane Saulters; 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home Inc was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1994

FERRELL, Chester
1917-1994
Chester Ferrell, 77, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 10 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Ferrell was born Jun 8, 1917, at Twelve Pole, WV, a son of the late Charlie and Mary Spillman Ferrell. His wife, Maxine Mae Parker Ferrell, died in 1989. He was a retired merchant and owner of Ferrell Bargain Center and Furniture Store and a Church of Christ minister. He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of Apperson Lodge 195 of Louisa and Church of Christ at Louisa. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Walter Adams. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service was performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Hughes of Finley, OH; a sister, Margie Vance of Ranger, WV; a brother, Raymond Ferrell of Rush; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1994

FORD, Mary Elizabeth (Patrick)
1906-1994
Mary Elizabeth Ford, 88, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 15, at Three Rivers Medical center. Mrs. Ford was born Mar 11, 1906 in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Lillie Hall Patrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Ford in 1951. She was a member of Moore’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 18 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Margaret Clay of Louisa and Louise McKenzie of Ecorse, MI; a brother, Ulysses Patrick of Sandusky, OH; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1994

FRAZIER, James
A Lawrence County man was found dead Tuesday morning following an accident on the previous night. James “Jimmy” Frazier, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon yesterday morning around 8:50 a.m. His car was found that morning over an embankment on Public Way just south of the railroad crossing. Police said they believed the car had been there since about 8 p.m. the previous night. “There are no skid marks on the road, so he may have just swerved to miss something and gone over the edge,” Louisa Police Department Sergeant K. T. Adkins said. Adkins said Frazier had left to get something to eat Monday evening, and was traveling south on Public Way when the accident occurred. Police are still investigating the accident, but do not know what made Frazier run off the road. He may have hydroplaned, because it had been raining Monday night, or he may have been looking for something and not watching the road. Adkins said. “It was just one of those accidents where you don’t know” he said. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1994

James Franklin Frazier, 25, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 31 at Louisa from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Frazier was born Apr 23, 1969, at Louisa, a son of Winfield and Joyce Skaggs Frazier of Louisa. He was a mechanic with Jackson Brothers Auto Repair at Louisa. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 4 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Pete Miller. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandmother, Flo Skaggs of Louisa; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frazier of Clifford. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1994

HEWLETT, Frances (Smith)
1911-1994
Frances Hewlett, 83, of Williamsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 2 in Williamsburg Nursing Home. Mrs. Hewlett was born Mar 28, 1911 at Freeburn, a daughter, of the late Lando and Stella Haney Smith. Her husband, Richard “Billy” Hewlett died in 1979. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 5 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Kenova. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Basil (Ruth) Hodge of Williamsburg; 2 sons, Frank Hewlett of Kenova, WV and Marvin Hewlett of Norton, OH; a sister, Opal Roick of Troy, OH; a brother, Ira W. Smith of Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1994

HUGHES, Blanche (Osborne)
1900-1994
Blanche O. Hughes, 94, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 27 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hughes was born Nov 1, 1900, at Brushy, KY, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Ethel Evans Osborne. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 30, today, at 11 at Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sisters: Mr. and Mrs. F. S. "Pauline" Crawford, Ashland, KY, Harriet Morris, Delaware, OH; 1 niece and 4 nephews.   Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30,1 994

HUTCHINSON, Gertrude (Muncy)
1915-1994
Gertrude M. Hutchinson, 79, of route 3, Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 13 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Hutchinson was born Aug 5, 1915 in Yatesville, a daughter of the late Dell and Martha Short Muncy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Hutchinson in 1984. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 16 at 1 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a sister, Geneva Vanhorn of Louisa; a foster daughter, Sandra Patton of Hinton, OK, one granddaughter, Paula Moore of Hinton, OK; one grandson, Tommy Diamond of Fountain, CO; and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1994

JACKSON, Cowan C.
Cowan C. Jackson, 83, died Wednesday, Nov 2 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mr. Jackson was preceded  in death by a son, Clifford C. Jackson and his first wife, Maude V. Jackson. He was a retired forklift operator for Armstrong Furnace company and a member of the Columbus Chippers and the Golden Age Hobby Club. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 7 at Schoedinger North Chapel by the Rev. Wayne, King. Burial was in Africa Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Victoria “Vicki” Jackson of Columbus; 3 daughters, Helen Nash of Honaker, VA, Nellie F. Radcliff of Westerville and Nadyne Wallin of Louisa; 3 sons, Buford Romans of Tucson, AZ, Wally Jackson of Reynoldsburg, Joe C. Jackson of Columbus, daughter in law, Vivian Jackson of Columbus; 2 brothers, Eugene W. Jackson of Columbus and Donald Jackson of Lebanon, VA; a sister, Carrie Boyd of Lebanon, VA; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1994

JORDAN, Arlie
1910-1994
Arlie Jordan, 84, of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Nov 27 following a long illness. Mr. Jordan was born Jul 8, 1910, in Lawrence County, a son of the late William and Sidney Moore Jordan. He was a member of Church of God and a self-employed farmer. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 30 today, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by John Simms. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Surviving are one brother, Lindsey Jordan of Catlettsburg and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 30, 1994

JORDAN, Charles Earl
1927-1994
Charles Earl Jordan, 67, of Blaine, died Friday, Nov 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Jordan was born Jan 11, 1927 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Virgie Limmons Jordan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verlilly Johnson Jordan in 1987 and a son, Kenneth Jordan. He was a member of Waterson Church and a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 14 at Waterson Church at Cherokee by the Rev. Dewey Ray Hogston. Burial was in Evans Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Jane Wilks of Webbville and Connie Cyrus of Crotin, OH; 7 sons, Luther Jordan, David Lee Jordan, and Randall Jordan, all of Blaine, Billy Ray Jordan of Louisa, Charles E. Jordan of Londondary, OH, James Allen Jordan of Chillicothe, OH, and Clarence Virgil Jordan of Columbus, OH; a brother, Johnny Jordan of Blaine; 35 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1994

MCKENZIE, Jessie
1911-1994
Jessie McKenzie, 83, of Paintsville, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center at Paintsville. Mr. McKenzie was born March 10, 1911 in Louisa, a son of the late Hood and Lizzie Blankenship McKenzie. He was a farmer. A graveside service was conducted Nov 28 at the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Buchanan by the Rev. Dewey "Buck" Hogston.  Surviving are two sisters, Virgie Horton of Louisa and Mary Thompson of Ashland, five brothers, Frank McKenzie and Gasper McKenzie both of Louisa, Bill McKenzie and Bee McKenzie, both of Bolts Fork, and Eli McKenzie of Peoria, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1994

MCKINSTER, Mirel
1912-1994
Mirel McKinster, 82, of Owingsville, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 21 following a long illness. Mr. McKinster was born Sep 13, 1912, a son of Milton and Virgie Hughes McKinster. One grandson, Mark Christopher Wills, preceded him in death. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Apperson Lodge 195 and the Louisa Chapter 95 of Royal Arch Masons. The funeral was conducted at Richardson Funeral Home, Owingsville, on Wednesday, Nov 23 by Rev. Blaine Cooper and Brother Rupert Warren. Burial was I Owingsville Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Hayes McKinster of Owingsville, a daughter, Patricia A. wills of Owingsville; a son, Milton L. McKinster of Versailles; 3 granddaughters, and 7 great grandchildren. Richardson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1994

MOORE, Daniel Alonzo
1949-1994
Daniel Alonzo Moore, 45, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 2 at his home. Mr. Moore was born Jun 26, 1949 in Lawrence County, a son of Mary Lambert Moore of Louisa and the late Daniel Webster Moore. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 4 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 sisters, Ernestine Spillman of Melbourne, FL, Linda Wallin and Terry Meade both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1994

NEWSOME, James Nile
1975-1994
James Nile Newsome, 19, of Webb, WV, died Saturday, Nov 19 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Newsome was born Jan 1, 1975, a son of James R. and Nila Bradley Chaffin Newsome. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ronnie Marcum. Burial was in Webb cemetery, Webb, WV. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Tanesha Newsome of Prichard, WV; a sister, Amanda Salmons of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Donald Salmons and Jason Salmons both of Fort Gay; maternal grandmother, Berta Delarino of Nolen, WV; paternal grandparents, Jay and Alice Newsome of Inez. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1994

RUSSELL, Geraldine (Triplett)
1940-1994
Geraldine Russell, 54, of Columbus, OH, died Nov 19 in Mt. Carmel Hospital. She was born Sep 12, 1940 in Louisa, a daughter of Andy and Rebecca (Marcum) Triplett.  She is survived by 2 sons, Edwin Lee Russell and Gregory Loren Russell of Columbus, OH; mother, Rebecca Triplett of Louisa; sisters, Sally Adams, Lona Kitchen of Columbus and Eloise Beck of  Louisa; brothers, Turner Triplett, Walter Triplett, Oscar Triplett of Louisa and Arovel Triplett of Obetz, OH. Several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Andy Triplett and a sister, Nancy Copley. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov 23 at 10:30 at the First Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church of Columbus with Jack Phillips and Kenneth Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, OH. Big Sandy News, Nov 23, 1994

SALYER, Macy Jewell (Williams)
1917-1994
Macy “Doode” Jewell Salyer, 77, of route  5 Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Salyer was born March 11, 1917 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Kendall and Laura Bond Williams. She was a member of the Bethel United Baptist Church. The funeral was Tuesday, Nov 8 at Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Clavis Adkins and John Pelphrey. Burial was in Salyer Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are a daughter, Laura L. Salyer of route 5, Louisa, 4 sons, George L. Salyer of Columbus, OH, David K. Salyer of Martha, Ernie B. Salyer of Louisa, and Jim Salyer of Blaine; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ray Salyer of Richmond, Mrs. Eugenia Conley of Paintsville and Mrs. Eldred Junkin of Smithfield, NB; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 9, 1994

STANSBERRY, Jack D.
1920-1994
Jack D. Stansberry, 74, of route 5, Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 26 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Stansberry was born Jun 17, 1920 in Clifford a son of the late Malcolm and Alice Maynard Stansberry. He was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge 195 for 50 years and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 29 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Vernon Barker, Rev. Tim York and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Helen Britt Stansberry of Louisa; a daughter: Sharon K. Payne, Ashland, KY, a son: Tommy D. Stansberry, Louisa; 2 sisters: Gail Taylor and Daphne Sammons both of Louisa, a brother: Bob Stansberry, Lexington, KY; 5 grandchildren, a step grandchild, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 30, 1994

THOMPSON, Viola (Spencer)
1921-1994
Viola Spencer Thompson, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 10 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was born Jan 14,1 921 at Norris, a daughter of the late Charley and Laura E. Spencer. Her husband, Ivie Thompson, preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 13 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa by the Rev. Lee Robinette and Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters: Rena F. Thompson and Rebecca McComas both of Cedar Vale, KS; 3 sons: David E. Thompson, Cedar Vale, KS, Jay T. Thompson, Sedan, KS, Roy A. Thompson, route 1, Louisa; a sister: Mary E. McKinster, route 1, Louisa; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 16, 1994

WILKS, Leslie
1959-1994
Leslie Scott Wilks, 35, of route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Oct 30 at his residence. Mr. Wilks was born Mar 10, 1959 in Louisa, a son of Dan Wilks and the late Georgia Custer Bishop Wilks. He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Johnson and Virginia Perry and brothers, Kenny Wilks and Clayton Wilks. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Thursday, Nov 3 at 2 at Webb Chapel route 1, Webbville. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving in addition to his father are 4 sisters, Bethel Sanson and Doris Jean Fridley, both of Columbus, OH, Lillian Beech of Indiana and Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods; 4 brothers, Paul Wilks of Ashland, Herbert Wilks, Steve Wilks and Harvey Wilks, all of Webbville; and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 2, 1994

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DECEMBER

ADKINS, Sara Ruth (Billips)
1924-1994
Sara Ruth Adkins, 70 of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Dec 7 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Adkins was born May 13, 1924, a daughter of the late Loransey D. and Mattie E. Chapman Billups. She was a member of Fort Gay Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 10 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Dick Held. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Grover C. Adkins; a son, Karl I. Adkins of Louisa; 4 daughters, Mary Ellen Reid of Louisa, Stephanie Adkins and Mattie Theda Adkins, both of Fort Gay, and Justina Sibyl Taylor of Pasadene, MD; a sister,  Polly Ann Donley of Lancaster, OH; a brother, James Rodney Billups of Columbus, OH; and 6 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

BARTON, Harry, Jr.
1929-1994
Harry Barton, Jr., 65, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Barton was born May 8, 1929, at Columbus, OH, a son of the late Harry Sr. and Imogene Allen Barton. He was a veteran of the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery with  military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are 2 daughters, Pamela Barton and Diana Ambler, both of Louisa, a son, Rob Barton of Louisa; 4 brothers,  Cliff Allen and Roger Miller both of Columbus, Robert Allen of West Virginia and Richard Allen, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

BOYD, Dale Russell
1954-1994
Dale Russell Boyd, 40, of route 1, Webbville, died Saturday, Dec 24 following a sudden illness. Mr. Boyd was born Aug 23, 1954 in Louisa, a son of the late Richard Sr., and Jeanette Sindle Boyd. He was a bricklayer. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Dec 27 at Boyd-Austin Cemetery, by the Rev. Jimmy VanHoose. Surviving are 2 sons, Mark Brian Boyd and Michael Dale Boyd, both of Ashland, 5 brothers, Richard Boyd, Jr., of Wittensville, Charles Boyd of Ulysses, Roger Boyd, Donnie Boyd, and Billy Boyd, all of Lowmansville; one half brother, Bobby Lee Boyd of Hillsboro, OH; and one half sister, Janet Bryant of Bloomfield, OH. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1994

BURCHETT, Lucille (Burchett)
1922-1994
Lucille Burchett, 72, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 2 at her home. Mrs. Burchett was born May 20, 1922 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George and Cynthia Burchett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Burchett and a daughter, Roberta Roberts. She attended Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 4 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Sparks and the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Burchett family cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Juanita Burke and Mrs. Mary Lou Wilks, both of Louisa, Mrs. Martha Hacker, route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Ruth Ann Kirk, route 5, Louisa; 4 sons: Ernest Burchett, Louisa, Delbert Burchett, route 1, Louisa, Jim Burchett and Charles Burchett both of Louisa; a brother: Oakie Burchett, Louisa; 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

CARTER, Jimmie
1938-1994
Jimmie Carter, 56, of Liberal, KS, formerly of Lawrence County, died Saturday, Nov 12 at his home. Mr. Carter was born Apr 13, 1938, at Webbville, a son of the late Talmadge Carter and Madge Adams Simpson of Enon, OH. He moved to Liberal, KS in 1950 and worked for T & W Water Well Services for 20 years. Most recently he was involved in agriculture. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 15 at First Christian Church in Liberal, KS. Burial was in Liberal Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Hoffman Carter; 2 daughters, Jennifer L. Cater of Amarillo, TX and Jayme L. Carter of Liberal; his mother, Madge Adams Simpson of Enon, OH; a brother, Bob Carter of Liberal, KS; 3 half brothers, Charles Carter and Willard Carter both of Blaine and Gary Simpson of Enon, OH: one half sister, Marjorie C. Gussler of Blaine; one grandson and several aunts and uncles. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

CAUDILL, Marcella (Howell)
1952-1994
Marcella Caudill, 42, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 29 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Caudill was born Jan 10, 1952 in Louisa, a daughter of George and Jewell Carroll Howell of route 4, Louisa. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, Willard, KY. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 3 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Henry McCoy. Burial was in Howell Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, David Caudill; 2 sons, Blake Henry and Travis Henry, both of Richardson; 2 sisters, Brenda Howell of Tustin, CA and Rosemary Reed of Greenup; 3 brothers, Gary Belcher of Prichard, Linwood Howell of Richardson and Frank Howell of route 4, Louisa; 4 half sisters, Linda Mauk, Roxanne Aversa, Wanda Peruza and Charlene Antkowiok; and one half brother, Bill Mauk. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

CHANDLER, Mary (Austin)
1909-1994
Mary Austin Chandler, 85, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, Nov 30, in Three Rivers Medial Center. Mrs. Chandler was born Jan 1, 1909 at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Andrew and Bessie Moore Austin. She was a retired teacher with the Ashland schools, where she taught for 44 years and was owner and operator of Piney Point Farm at Ulysses. She was the first woman to received the Thomas Wallace Forestry Award. She was a 20 year member of Lawrence County Extension Council, a 17 year member of Lawrence County Extension  District Board of Directors, and a member of Lawrence County 4-H Council, Lawrence County Soil Conservation District Board, Lawrence county Democratic Party and Lawrence County High School Agriculture Advisory Board. She was a graduate of Morehead State University. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Dec 3 at Austin-Chandler Cemetery at Piney Point Farm at Ulysses. Surviving are a husband, Luther Chandler, a daughter, Phyllis C. Bradley of Leesburg, FL; a brother, Jack Austin, Jr. of Charleston; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1994

CYRUS, Viola (Tackett)
1927-1994
Viola Cyrus, 67, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Dec 9 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Cyrus was born May 19,1 927 at Mud Creek, a daughter of the late Will and Ollie Williams Tackett. Her husband, Emory Cyrus died in 1990. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church at Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 12 at Oak Grove Church at Fort Gay by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial was in Cyrus family cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters, May Lovins, Linda Elliott and Margaret Meade, all of Fort Gay and Lurline Lovins of Huntington; 2 sons, Pharon Lee Cyrus and Vinson Lee Cyrus both of Fort Gay; a step daughter, Mary Robertson of Prichard, 4 step sons, Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay, Walter Cyrus of Crestline, OH, Mont Cyrus of Ontario, OH and Okie Picklesimer of Fort Collins, CO; 2 brothers, Keenes Tackett and Jobie Tackett both of Harold; a sister, Siltana Williamson of Harold; 3 grandchildren; 44 step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren and several step great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

DAMRON, Johnny
1919-1994
Johnny Damron, 75, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 15, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Damron was born Jun 2, 1919, in Pike County, a son of the late Ranes and Rachel Case Damron. He was a coal miner. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 18 at Moore’s Chapel in Louisa, with Clyde Damron and Homer Lee Mullins officiating. Burial was in Akers Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 5 sons, Johnny Lee Damron, of Hellier, KY, Stanley Clark Damron of Galesburg, IL, Reece George Damron and William Damron both of Louisa and Roy Dale Damron; 3 daughters, Patsy Cisco of Meador, WV, Brenda Alice Adkins and Mary Dean Church both of Owingsville, KY; 4 brothers, Silas Damron of Middleboro, KY, Clyde Damron of Shelby Gap, KY, Everett Damron of Ironton, OH, and Loranza Damron of Hellier, KY; a sister, Cindy Caudill of Blackey, KY; 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

FANNIN, Zelda (Kitchen)
1930-1994
Zelda Fannin, 64, of Fairfield Beach, Thornville, passed away Monday, Dec 12, 1994 at her residence. She was born Nov 4, 1930 in Louisa, KY to the late Roscoe and Lou (Murphy) Kitchen. She formerly was employed with Ray-O-Vac of Lancaster. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Fannin of Fairfield Beach; 2 sons and daughters in law, Larry (Sherry) Fannin of Millersport and David (Bonnie) Fannin of Neward, daughter, Tammy Fannin of the home; and one grandchild, Amanda Fannin. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Warren Murphy; sister Minnie Baker and niece Deanna Baker MacMullan. Funeral services were held at 11 Friday, Dec 16 at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Hebron Chapel. Burial was a the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1994

FISH, Bertha (Kitchen)
1907-1994
Bertha Kitchen Fish, 87, died Wednesday, Nov 30. Mrs. Fish was born Mar 23, 1907, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Greenville and Samantha Kitchen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Fish, 2 grandchildren and one great grandson. No funeral service will be held. A memorial service will be held in Charleston, WV, at a date to be announced. The body was donated to West Virginia University Anatomical Gift. Surviving are 2 daughters, Louise Fish of Henderson, NV and Ruth Funkhouse of Franklin, TN; a son, Robert Denver Fish of Fairbanks, Alaska; a brother, Garland Lowe Kitchen of Ironton, OH; 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

FRASHER, Jack Lester
Dr. Jack Lester Frasher, Sr., 66, of Radar Road, Green Creek community, a native of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Dec 4 at his home. Dr. Frasher was the son of Charles Lace and Myrtle Portis Frasher of Louisa and the husband of Patricia Smith Frasher. He attended Marshall University in Huntington, and Furman University and was a 1956 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the S. C. Dental Association, the Piedmont District Association of S.C. and was a charter member of the S. C. Academy of Dental Practitioners Association. He was emeritus member of the staff at Greenville Hospital System. He had a dental practice in Taylors for many years and later at Lake Bowen. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Crosswinds Flying Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec 7 at the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC and by the Rev. Don Davis. Also surviving are 2 sons, Joseph R. and Dr. Jack L. Frasher, Jr., of Greenville; a daughter, Linda Cote of Greenville; 2 stepsons, Stephen and Jimmy Corpening; a brother Charlie P. Frasher of Louisa; a sister, Patty Wallace of Louisa and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

GARTIN, Lunda
1904-1994
Lunda Gartin, 90, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Blaine, died Monday, Dec 19 in Heartland Victorian Village at Columbus. Mr. Gartin was born Aug 15, 1904 at Cordell, a son of the late Jess T. and Nora Cordle Gartin. His wife, Opal Barker Gartin, preceded him in death in 1960. He was retired from North American Aviation. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 23 at the Cordle Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Martin and the Rev. Mike Cordle. Burial was in Baker Cemetery at Cordle. Surviving are 9 sisters, Lula Ball and Eunice Thompson both of Columbus, ruby Cordle and Joyce Martin, both of Blaine, Janet Watkins and June Lyons, both of Florida, Melva Jean Dixon of Texas, Sharon Trout of Ashland and Anita Fain of South Point; 2 brothers, John Ray Gartin of Columbus and James Thurman Gartin of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 28, 1994

HAY, Pruda (Kitchen)
1905-1994
Pruda Hay Kitchen, 89, of Blaine, died Tuesday, Nov 29 at her home. Mrs. Kitchen was born Apr 23, 1905 at Mazie, a daughter of the late John Frank and Rebecca Lester Hay. Her husband, Milton J. Kitchen, preceded her in death. She was a 70 year member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 2 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Emmitt Barker, the Rev. Elmer Burchwell and the Rev. Buck West. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

HAYES, Otto B.
1913-1994
Otto B. Hayes, 81, of Charley, died Tuesday, Dec 6 at his residence. Mr. Hayes was born Sep 17,1 913 at Charley, a son of the late Roscoe and Goldie Swann Hayes. He was a member of the Belles Chapel Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 8 at 1 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Daniels Hayes of Charley; 2 sons, Lowell Gene Hayes of route 1, Louisa and Larry Daniel Hayes of Charley; a brother, Fred Hayes of route 1, Louisa; 2 grandsons and one great grandson. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

HAYES, Willie
1916-1994
Willie Hayes, 78, of Dayton, OH, died Monday, Dec 5 in Kettering Medical Center. Mr. Hayes was born Feb 2, 1916 in Elliott County, a son of the late Henry and Martha Holbrook Hayes. He was a retired die setter with Atlas Die Casting. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Edward Pennington. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Auxier Hayes; 2 sisters: Nillie Williams, Wheelersburg, OH and Anna Lee Burton, Flatwoods, KY; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

HORN, Elsie (Allen)
1915-1994
Elsie Allen Horn, 79 of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Horn was born Jan 28, 1915, in Calf Creek, KY, a daughter of the late William and Florence DeLong Allen. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Burks Napier. She was a member of Fallsburg Savage Memorial Methodist Church.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 14, today, at 2 at Calf Creek United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Jack Savage. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Joyce Nelson and Donna Randall, both of Fallsburg, 3 sons, Eugene Horn of Covington, KY, Fenton Horn and Earsel Horn, Jr. both of Fallsburg; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

LAKIN, Violet (Crabtree)
1901-1994
Violet Mae Lakin, 93, of Titusville, FL, died Saturday, Dec 17 at her residence. Mrs. Lakin was born Oct 6, 1901 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William F. and Elizabeth Loar Crabtree. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. B. R. Lakin and a son, William Ashley Lakin. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Titusville. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 21, today, at Prayer Chapel at Liberty University by Dr. Jerry Falwell. Burial will be in the Prayer Chapel Courtyard. Surviving are a grandson, Ron Lakin; 2 brothers, Brom Crabtree and Byrl Crabtree; one sister, Virginia Fawcette, all of Titusville, FL; 4 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Whitten Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

LAMBERT, Charles
1909-1994
Charles Lambert, 85, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Dec 4, following an extended illness. Mr. Lambert was born Sep 11, 1909, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Henry and Emma Robertson Lambert. He was a retired coal miner for Leckie Colliers. The funeral will be Wednesday, Dec 7 today, at 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial will be in Lambert family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Clara Wilson Lambert of Fort Gay; 4 daughters, Linda Pennington, of Fort Gay, Delores Webb of Mansfield, OH, Ruth Ann Lamb of Peoples, OH and Pam Salmons of Denver, CO; 4 sons, Robert Lambert of Bluefield, VA, William Howard Lambert and Robert Lee Lambert, both of Mansfield, OH and James Ray Lambert both of Beaver, OH; 2 sisters, Emogene Pyrtle and Hester Ann Kunzel  both of Chatteroy, WV; 3 brothers, James Lambert of Fort Gay, Bill Lambert of Blair, WV, and Quincey Lambert of Williamson, WV; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

LITTERAL, Charles Earnest
1923-1994
Charles Earnest Litteral, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Dec 14 at his residence, after an extended illness. Mr. Litteral was born Jul 24, 1923, at Auxier, KY, a son of the late Earl and Grace Baldridge Litteral. He was a member of the 3rd Ave. Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg and was employed with Brown Food Service for 50 years. He was married to Genevieve Blankenship Walker Litteral who survives him. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 17 at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, by the Rev. Manford Fannin. Burial was in Baldridge Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Surviving are one step son, Dennis Walker of Prestonsburg; one step daughter, Sharon Scarberry of Columbus; 2 brothers, James Litteral of Dayton, OH, and Henry Litteral of Columbus; 3 sisters, Hattie Litteral of Omaha, NB, Eunice Littral of Detroit, MI and Louise Messer of Logan, WV; 5 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Floyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

MCCLOUD, Freida Mae (Loar)
1920-1994
Freida Mae McCloud, 74, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Dec 3 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. McCloud was born Apr 2, 1920 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Belle Vanhoose Loar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake McCloud. She was a member of Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Henry Skaggs. Burial was in Fish Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Deborah Thompson, Greeley, CO, 3 sons: Pearley John McCloud, Fort Gay, Delbert McCloud, Rush, KY, Lee Henry McCloud, route  1, Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Mrs. Ethel Wellman, Fort Gay, Mrs. Ara Belle Lester, Clinton, AR; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

MCKENZIE, Charles Edward
1918-1994
Charles Edward McKenzie, 76, of route 1, Louisa, died Monday, Dec 12. Mr. McKenzie was born May 22, 1918, at Torchlight, KY, a son of the late Floyd and Jane Spence McKenzie. He was retired from C & O Railroad, C. C. Meade Construction and a World War II veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 15 at 2 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim York and Rev. Frank Copley. Burial will be in Fuggitt & McKenzie Cemetery, Torchlight, KY. Surviving are his wife, Opal J. McKenzie, of route 1, Louisa; 3 daughters, Lorraine Kiser of Whitesburg, KY, Edna Faye Hardin of Louisa, and Wanda Morrow of Smokey Valley; 2 sons, James Edward McKenzie and Jerry Paul McKenzie; both of route 1, Louisa; 2 brothers, Lawrence McKenzie and Floyd McKenzie, Jr., both of Detroit, MI; and a half brother, Walter Williams of Chillicothe, OH. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

MEADE, Samuel Charles
1940-1994
Samuel Charles Meade, 53, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 28 at his home. Mr. Meade was born Dec 17, 1940, at Richardson, a son of the late Rome Meade and Mae Stapleton Meade McKenzie. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 1 at Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. William Teems and the Rev. Johnny Stapleton. Burial was in Childers Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are 3 sisters, Jessie McKenzie, route 2, Louisa, Cora M. Howell, route 2, Louisa, Peggy Harper, Florida; a brother: James C. McKenzie, Manassas, VA; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7,1 994

MOSLEY, Delbert
1905-1994
Delbert B. Mosley, 89, of Stoutsville, OH, died Saturday, Dec 17 at Berger Hospital in Circleville, OH. Mr. Mosley was born Oct 20, 1905 in Louisa, a son of the late James and Viola Adams Mosley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie, a son, Delbert Mosley, Jr., and a daughter Judy Faye. He was a member of First Church of Christ in Christian Union in Circleville. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 21, today, at First Church of Christ in Christian Union in Circleville by Pastors Mike Holbrook and Emerson Johnson. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Elbert James Mosley of Circleville, Donald W. Mosley of Ekron, KY and David Mosley of Laurelville, OH, 2 daughters, Kathryn Riffle of Stoutsville and Georgia Sowers of Chillicothe, OH; a grandson, which he raised, Rick Congrove; a brother, James Mosley of Circleville; 27 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994 and Dec 28, 1994

QUEEN, Bobby James
1948-1994
Bobby James Queen, 46, of Ray Williams Villa, Louisa, died Monday Dec 5 at his home. Mr. Queen was born Jun 9, 1948, at Ashland, a son of Gladys Pack of Merritt Island, FL and the late Clyde C. Queen. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 10 at Garrett Chapel Church by the Rev. Eddie Wiler. Burial was in Buckley Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Katrina Honaker of Hamilton, OH; 3 sons, Michael Queen, Robert Queen and Jason Queen, all of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Judy Patton of Ashland and Pat Davania of Rush; 4 brothers, Collin Queen of Columbus, Sherrell Queen of Lima, OH, Paul Sandhop of Middletown, OH and Walter Loggins of Merritt Island and one grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 14, 1994

SHORT, Cecil C.
1918-1994
Cecil C. Short, 76, of route 1, Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Short was born Jul 7, 1918 at Adams, a son of the late Fred and Mollie Moore Short. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Blackburn Short in 1988. He was a retired construction worker and a World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 3 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Martin and Rev. Mike Cordle. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 step children, Denver and Nina Fraley and Linda Moore, all of Columbus; 2 sisters, Lizzie Honecak of Troy, NY and Pearl Bradley of Columbus, OH; 2 granddaughters, Pam Ringhiser and Stacey Bethel; special friends, Butch and Darlene Fowler. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

SALYERS, Everett
1912-1994
Everett Salyers, 82, of Ashville, died Saturday, Dec 17 at his residence. Mr. Salyers was born Mar 15, 1912 in Oil Springs, KY, a son of the late Rollie and Dovie Murray Salyers. He is preceded in death by a step mother, Lilah Salyers and a son, Charles Salyers in 1983. He was employed by Scioto Township for 28 years. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 20 at the Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home by Pastor Clyde Barnhart. Burial was in Jackson Township Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Edith Warner Salyers; a son, Ted Salyers of Circleville; 7 grandchildren, Greg Salyers of Stoutsville, Steve Salyers of Ashville, Connie Williams of Williamsport, Sheena Smith of Chillicothe, Laura Ackinclose of Grove City, Candy and Penny McKnight of Circleville; 6 brothers, Herschul Salyers of Tarlton, KY, and Walter Salyers of Circleville, Donald and Millard Salyers of Lancaster, and Willard Salyers of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1994

SHORT, Billy Franklin
1935-1994
Billy Franklin Short, 59, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 22 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Short was born Oct 22, 1935 in Louisa, a son of Mammie Moore Short and the late W. R. (Bill) Short. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Short Lakin. He was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church for 45 years, Apperson Masonic Lodge 195, and a U. S. Army Veteran. He was currently a teacher at Lawrence County High School and a former teacher at Fort Gay High School and worked for the Kentucky Postal Service for several years. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 25 at Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Treva Short of Louisa; a son, John Short of Louisa; a daughter, Dwana Gauze of Louisa; 2 sisters, Gloria Billups of South Point, OH, and Carole Short Yetter of Zanesville, OH and 3 grandchildren, Kaydee Lynn and Brittany Short and Larissa Gauze. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 28, 1994

STURGILL, Howard D.
1924-1994
Howard D. (Ack) Sturgill, 70, of Martha, died Wednesday, Dec 14 at his residence. Mr. Sturgill was born Nov 26, 1924 in Martha, a son of the late Nelson T. and Eliza Jane Whitt Sturgill. He was a pipefitter and contractor for Ashland Oil Inc. The funeral was conducted  Saturday, Dec 17 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by the Rev. Emmitt Barker, Rev. William Richard Barker, Rev. Jess Smith and Rev. Ira Smith. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Irene Sturgill of Martha; a daughter, Patsy Kay Hensley of Germantown, OH; a son, Howard Donnie Sturgill of Martha; 3 sisters, Mona Griffith and Elva Fyffe both of Martha and Ada Joe Hay of Catlettsburg; 4 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

WILLIAMS, William Jacob
1909-1994
William Jacob Williams, 85, of Caines Creek, Blaine, died Friday, Dec 16 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Williams was born Jul 10, 1909 in Blaine, a son of the late Jacob Peter and Emily Swann Williams, He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel McNeil Williams and a sister, Pearl Polley. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Carpenter Local 200. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 20 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Mark Cooper. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Sue Huber of North Carolina; 2sons, John Nelson Williams of Columbus and James David Williams of Flint, MI; 2 sisters, Mary Summers of Groveport, OH and Helen Joseph of Columbus, OH: a brother, Luther Williams of Groveport, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

WRIGHT, John Cecil
1915-1994
John Cecil Wright, 79, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 1 in Logan General Hospital in West Virginia. Mr. Wright was born Jun 28, 1915 at Richwood, WV, a son of the late John J. and Ada Lillian Sipe Wright. His wife, Edith York Wright, preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner with Guyan Eagle Coal Company and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 3 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a step daughter, Dorothy Frye of Logan; a step son, Ronald Ratliff of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Eula Chapman of Campden on Gauley, WV; 4 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1994

YOUNG, Myrtle (McKenzie)
1918-1994
Myrtle McKenzie Young, 76, of Mound Street, Ashland, formerly of Torchlight, KY, died Friday, Dec 9 at her home. Mrs. Young was born Nov 1, 1918 at Stone Branch, WV, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca McKenzie. Her husband, Lawrence C. Young preceded her in death in 1966. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 12 at Steen Funeral Home, Ashland Chapel by the Rev. John Wordeman. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Rebecca Young of Ashland; 2 brothers, Earl McKenzie of Toledo, OH and Homer McKenzie of Texas; 4 sisters, Betty Parker of Portsmouth, OH, Ethel Marple of Akron, OH, Alleyne Shaw of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Ruth Holt of Circleville, OH. Big Sandy News, Dec 21, 1994

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