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ADAMS, Pauline (Thompson)
Pauline Adams, 67, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Jan 13 at her residence. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late U. S. and Emma Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Adams. She was a member of the Frebis Ave. Church of God. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 16 at O. R. Woodyard Co., Chapel by Pastor Roland Pendley. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Surviving are a son, Carl L. Adams of Springfield; a daughter, Sherry McDowell of Columbus; grandchildren, Carmen, Casandra and Jason Adams, Sarah and Samantha McDowell; brothers, Finley, U. S. Jr., Richard and Kenneth Thompson; sisters, Wauleka Swann, Jane Preston, Emmrita Burgett, Carol Pack, Loretta Salyers, Bonnie Kitchen and Patty Preston, sister in law, Helen Hoover; many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

BLEVINS, Frank
1920-1994
Frank Blevins, 74, of Chipley, FL, formerly of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Dec 31 in Northwest Community Hospital in Chipley. Mr. Blevins was born Jun 6, 1920, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Sam and Hazel Moore Blevins. He was a World War II Army veteran. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Jan 6 at Hamilton Community Cemetery at Fort Gay. Military services were conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a son: Roger Blevins, Westville, FL; 5 sisters: Opal Roberts, Genoa, WV, Lorene Knipp, Berea, OH, Barbara Eden, Cleveland, OH, Birdie McMillen, Elyria, OH and Ethel Artrip, Brunswick, OH; 4 brothers: Elzie Blevins, Catlettsburg, KY, Ray Blevins, Berea, OH, Chester Blevins, route 2, Fort Gay, Russell Blevins, Medina, OH; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1995

BOWENS, Homer
1924-1995
Homer Bowens, 70, of route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 17, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bowens was born Feb 19, 1924 at Louisa, a son of the late Elgie and Elizabeth Hammonds Bowens. He was retired from C & O Railroad and a member of the Vineyard United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 20 at Vineyard United Baptist Church. Burial was in Bowens family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Whitt Bowens, 4 daughters: Libby Debord, route 5, Louisa, Nina Peck and Della Peck both of route 2, Louisa, Debbie Lee Moore, route 4, Louisa; 3 sons: Bennie Ray Bowens and Lonnie Bowens both of route 5, Louisa; D. J. Bowens, route 4, Louisa; 2 sisters: Nola Skaggs, and Sena Lee Hale both of Louisa, a brother: John Bowens, Xenia, OH; 14 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

BURTON, Jack, Jr.
1954-1995
Jack Walter Burton, Jr., 40, of Uhrichsville, OH, formerly of Harrison County, died Wednesday, Jan 11 at Twin City Hospital. Mr. Burton was born Apr 16, 1954, a son fo Jack W. Burton, Sr. of Kentucky and Barbara J. Neuman Burton of Uhrichsville. He was preceded in death by a son, John Allen Burton. He was a retired laborer and carpenter in the building industry and an Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 13 at R. K. Lindsey Funeral Chapel at Dennison with Rev. Mark Unrue officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville. Surviving are his former wife, Emma Sue McWilliams of Uhrichsville; 2 daughters, Barbie Jane Burton and Jackie Lynn Burton at home; a son, Jack Walter Burton IV at home; 4 brothers, Jim Burton of Freeport, Jeff Burton of Orient, Jerry Burton of Uhrichsville and Jess Burton of Newcomerstown; 4 sisters, Jan Kohler of New Philadelphia, June Meek of Scio, Judy Heavilin of Uhrichsville and Jean Burton of Newcomerstown. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

BURTON, Jay
1934-1994
Jay Burton, 60, of Lock Ave., Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 20 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Burton was born Nov 16, 1934 in Louisa, a son of the late Raymond and Maude Diamond Burton. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Claude Horn and Rev. Bill Teems. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Burton; 3 daughters, Denise Yanik of Tampa, FL, Martha Burton of Worthington, OH and Sharon Napier of Rush, KY; 2 sons, Matt Burton and Mark Burton both of Louisa; a sister, Betty Marshall of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Howard Burton of Louisa, Frank Burton of Columbus and Johnny Borders of Richardson and 8 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy  News, Jan 4, 1995

CARTER, Alkie
1921-1995
Alkie Carter, 73, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Jan 11 in Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born Jan 24, 1921 in Louisa, a daughter of Kay and Lottie Wilks Carter. She worked for Fisher Body/General Motors and was a member of United Auto Workers #969. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 15 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Darrell Priode. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are special nephews, Marvin Salyers of Lancaster, OH, Truman Salyers of Gahanna, OH and Melvin Salyers of Auburndale, FL; 2 brothers, Don Carter of Louisa and Forrest Carter of Corpus Christi, TX. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1995

CARTER, Luther
1911-1995
Luther Carter, 83, of  Chillicothe, OH, died suddenly Monday, Jan 2 in Medical Center Hospital, Chillicothe. Mr. Carter was born Jan 25, 1911 in Louisa, son of the late Kay and Lottie Wilks Carter. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Carter, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers, He was a retired sales representative for Lynch Motor Company, a member of Trinity United Methodist church, a Past Master of Scioto Lodge #6, F & AM, a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 7th Masonic District, a Past Illustrious Master of Chillicothe Council #4, R. & S.M. at Chillicothe, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus, Ross County Shrine Club, a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter $419, the White Shrine of Jerusalem and was a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 5 at Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home, Chillicothe, OH with Revs. David and Elizabeth Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Moore Carter; 2 daughters, Jane Gole of Bethesda, MD and Stacey Frances Carter of Arlington, VA; a sister, Alkie Carter of Columbus, 2 brothers, Don Carter of Louisa and Forrest Carter of Corpus  Christi, TX; 3 nephews; 3 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

COOKSEY, Dan H.
Dan H. Cooksey, 80, of Elyria, died in November at EMH Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Fallsburg, he was a long time resident of the county. He was preceded in death by a brother, B. R. Cooksey. Mr. Cooksey graduated from Louisa High School. He attended Morehead State Teachers College and Kentucky College of Mortuary Science. He also took courses at the University of Louisville and Case Western Reserve University. He worked at the Chromalloy American Corp., known as the Elyria Foundry, for 32 years and retired in 1978. During World War II, he served with the Marine Corps. He wa a member of the First Congregational Church, Elyria, past chairman of the church’s House Committee, and former member of its Board Trustees. He was a member of the Doric Lodge 568 F & AM New Bern, NCC and the Men’s Club in Elyria. A longtime member of the Elyria Rotary Club, he served on the Board of Directors from 1965 to 1968. Mr. Cooksey was president of the Elyria Chamber of Commerce in 1965, and he served as director and vice president. A member of the Elyria YMCA, he was on the Advisory Board there and for the Salvation Army. Mr. Cooksey also belonged to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Lorain County Industrial Safety Council, the Elyria Planning Commission, the Lorain County Eye Bank, Inc., the Ohio Republican Finance committee and the Republican Club of Lorain County. The funeral was conducted at Bauer, Laubenthal, Wainwright Funeral Home by the Rev. Dennis F. Fredriksen. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Martha H. Cooksey; 2 daughters, Rev. Diane Kessler of  Newton, Mass., and Connie Gardner of Stowe, VT; 2 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, a great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

DEREFIELD, Isaac Mont
1910-1994
Isaac Mont Derefield, 84, of Martin County, KY, formerly of Blaine, died Friday, Dec 30 in the Martin County Health Care Facility at Inez, following an extended illness. Mr. Derefield was born Sep 30, 1910 in Greenup, a son of the late Enos and Ester Roberts Derefield. He was a retired mail carrier and farmer. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 31 at Waterson Church in Blaine by Rev. Rodney Hale. Burial was in Derefield family cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Osie Derefield of Inez; 4 daughters Norma Fannin and Brenda Hinds, both of Westerville, OH, Betty Campbell of Columbus, OH, and Carolyn Adams of Flemingsburg, KY; 4 sons, Carl Derefield of  Galena, OH, Mont Derefield, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Tommy Derefield of Fallsburg and William “Bill” Derefield of Blaine; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and several nieces  and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

HALL, Sherman
1907-1995
Sherman Hall, 87, of route 2, Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 22 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hall was born Sep 4, 1907, in Wheelwright, KY, a son of the late Dick and Dorothy Cook Hall. He was retired from the C & O Railroad. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 25, today, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Bill Teems. Burial will be in Spurlock Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Lizzie B. Hall, 5 daughters: Betty Jo Rittenberry, Columbus, OH; Millie Vaughan, Hazel Scarberry, Macale Roberts all of route 2, Louisa, Geneva Childers of Louisa; 3 sons: Troy Hall, Charles Wilbur Hall and Daniel Hall all of route 2, Louisa; a sister, 2 half sisters; a brother, a half brother,  32 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

HARRIS, Joe
1914-1995
Joe Harris, 80, of route 5, Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 15 at his home following a long illness. Mr. Harris was born Jan 24, 1914 at Thacker, WV, the son of the late Joseph and Armanda Harris. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Carroll Harris, one son and 2 daughters. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning Jan 16 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. John Simms, and later at The Church of God in Jesus Name at Phelps, KY. Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan 17 at The Church of God in Jesus Name by the Rev. Opie Harris. Burial was in Harris family cemetery, Thacker, WV. Surviving are his wife, Annalene Cook Harris of route 5, Louisa, 4 sons, K. D. Harris, Jack Harris, both of Stonington, CT, Jerry Ronnie Harris of Los Angeles, CA, and Bruce Randall Harris of Lovely; 2 daughters, Phyllis Harris May of Fort Gay and Cathy Kay Ford of Ashland; 4 step sons, Clyde Jr. Fitch of Louisa, Harlan and Tommy Fitch both of Inez, and Colonel Lee Fitch of Columbus; OH; 5 step daughters, Tennessee Chapman and Lillie Hinkle both of Louisa, Carolyn Lynn Fletcher and Janey Maynard, both of Inez and Louise Parson of Olive Hill; a brother, Herbert Harris of Thacker, WV; a sister, Grace May of Red Jacket, WV; 31 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 21 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1995

MARVIN, Gene
Former Big Sandy News Managing Editor Eugene “ Gene” L. Marvin, Jr., died of a sudden illness at his Ashland home Thursday. He was 63. Marvin began working at The Big Sandy News in Sep of 1974, and remained at that position for nearly 15 years when he resigned at the beginning of 1989. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Kentucky journalism program and began his newspaper career in 1955 with The Daily Sentinel in Pomeroy, OH as a reporter and advertising manager. In 1957 he joined the staff of the Ironton Tribune in Ohio before going to The Ashland Daily Independent as a reporter in 1960. While at the Independent, Marvin’s career grew. He was named Catlettsburg Bureau Manager for the Independent in 1964 and was named to the publication’s regional news staff in 1972. In Mar 1974, Marvin left the Independent to publish his own weekly, The Boyd County Press-Observer in Catlettsburg. However, his management there lasted only 3 months. The Ashland native was also the author of a fictional Appalachian novel entitled “Vestige of Valor”. For this work, he was name an Ohio Author of the Year in 1973.

Marvin, a veteran of the Korean War, was born  Aug 7, 1931. He was a member of the First United Methodist church, BPOE #350 and the American Legion Post #76. During his life, Marvin headed several organizations in the area. In the past, he was chairman of the Ashland Salvation Army Advisory Board, president of the Catlettsburg Rotary Club, president of the Eastern Kentucky Mental Health Association, vice president of the Catlettsburg   (I failed to get the rest which was continued on page 8)   Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

MCCOY, Anna Marie (Moore)
1927-1994
Anna Marie Moore McCoy, 67, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 30 in the Martin County Health Care Facility at Inez. Mrs. McCoy was born May 19,1 927, at Pilgrim, a daughter of the late Lucian and Callie Chaney Moore. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rayne Hatfield and the Rev. Clifford Young. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Trigg McCoy of Louisa, 3 daughters, Ruth Muncy of Columbus, OH, Betty Muncy of Pilgrim and Bonita Lycan of Louisa; 3 sons, James McCoy of Columbus, Lloyd McCoy of Milo and Paul McCoy of Louisa; 4 sisters, Dollie Traugott of Columbus, Wilma Jean Moore of Hazard, Bessie Moore of Lynco, WV and Evalene Sluss of Inez and several grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

MILES-TRIMBLE, Hattie (Pegg)
1900-1995
Hattie Miles-Trimble, 94, died Tuesday, Jan 10 in Echo Manor Extended Care Center, at Pickerington, OH. Mrs. Miles-Trimble was born Oct 7, 1900 in Lawrence County, to Noah and Emma Frances Pegg. She was a retired practical nurse. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Jan 12 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa with the Dr. James Arthur Hayes officiating. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Boyd of Canal Winchester, OH, 3 grandsons, Jerry S. Miles of Sterling Heights, MI, John M. Miles of Indianapolis, IN, and James R. Miles of the U. S. Air Force, overseas; 4 great grandchildren; and a sister, Cora Harris of Piketon, OH. Woodyard East Chapel Funeral Directors, Columbus, OH were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 18, 1995

OSBORN, Edward
Edward Osborne, 69, of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, died Wednesday, Dec 28 at Three Rivers Medical Center, following a brief illness. A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec 31 at Pinehill Cemetery by Dr. James A. Hayes. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

PRINCE, Ed
1920-1995
Ed Prince, 74, of route 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 18 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Prince was born Aug 13, 1920, a son of the late Chester and Sarah Smith Prince. He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 3 sisters, Gladys Williamson and Stella Belcher, both of Columbus, and Bertha Childers of Louisa; 2 brothers, Troy Prince of Clifford and Lawrence Prince of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

SALMONS, Hurshell
1918-1995
Hurshell Salmons, 76, of 916 Chestnut St., Kenova, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jan 4 at his residence. Mr. Salmons was born Nov 9, 1918, at Cassie, WV, the son of the late Covie and Della Pack Salmons. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Chalmer, Calloway and Jimmy Salmons. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith and attended Oak Grove Church. He served in the Army during World War II and retired from the Norfolk & Western Railway. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with his friend and minister Jeff Lycans and Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial was in Salmons Cemetery, Tripp, WV. Surviving are his wife, Betty M. James Salmons; 2 daughters, Geneva L. Bellomy and Carol Wellman both of Kenova; 8 grandchildren; a sister, Alichia Ratcliff of route 5, Louisa, special young friends, Mary Ann, Suzanne and Jason; and ah host of friends and loved ones. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 11, 1995

THOMPSON, Bradley
1922-1994
J. S. “Bradley” Thompson, 72, of Ashville, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 30 in Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at Chillicothe, OH. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 25, 1922 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Lindsey and Hattie Thompson. He was a retired World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted, Monday, Jan 2, 1995 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military service was conducted by V. F. W. Post #6103, American Legion Post #89.  Surviving are his wife, Mildred Thompson; 5 daughters, Dixie Burchett of Sciotoville, OH, Cathy Ramey of Louisa, Margaret Moore of Mansfield, OH, Diane Love of Circleville, Debbie Patrick of Ashland; 2 sons, Robert Thompson and Larry Thompson,b oth of Ashville; 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

THOMPSON, June
1915-1995
June Thompson, 79, of Webbville, died Saturday, Jan 21 in the Morris Memorial Nursing Home at Milton, WV. Mr. Thompson was born Nov 7,1 915, at Webbville, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Belva Dean Thompson. He was a retired sergeant with the Kentucky State Police, an Army World War II veteran and a member of Willard Masonic Lodge #626 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 24 at Maranatha Bible Church at Webbville by Chaplain Steve Owens and the Rev. Gerald Ferguson. Burial was in Maranatha Church Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Toni Frye of Wilmington, NC, 2 sons, Robert Layne Thompson and Randall Brooks Thompson, both of Cannonsburg; 5 sisters, Phyllis Fyffe of Webbville, Glenna Wallen of Aberdeen, MD, Kathleen Webb of Albuquerque, NM, Emogene Bayes of Willard and Garnet Carroll of Myrtle Beach, SC; 4 brothers, David Thompson of Lithopolis, OH, Herbert Thompson of Ravenswood, WV, Paul Thompson of Catlettsburg and Charles Thompson of Mt. Sterling and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

WATSON, Mary Hope (Hinkle)
1910-1995
Mary Hope Hinkle Watson, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Richardson, died Tuesday, Jan 17 in Central Baptist Hospital at Lexington. Mrs. Watson was born Jan 31, 1910 at Richardson, a daughter of the late James William and Leona Gunnell Hinkle. She was a retired editor of Rockwell International at Columbus and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Louisa ant the Untied Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 20 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Hinkle Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are a niece, Judith Hellard of Lexington; 2 great nephews, James D. Hinkle and Robert R. Hinkle both of Lexington. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 25, 1995

WHEELER, Bessie L. Edwards
1946-1994
Bessie L. Edwards Wheelr, 48, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Dec 31 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Ms. Wheeler was born Dec 9, 1946 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Morgan and Gypsy Wheeler. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 4 (today) at 1 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Holly Skaggs, 2 sons, Andrew Skaggs and Ben Edwards; 4 sisters, Georgia Wheeler and Jean Cordle, both of Columbus, OH, Emma Jane Salyer of Louisa an Lydia Salyer of Orlando, FL; 2 brothers, James Wheeler of Johnstown, OH and Morgan David Wheeler of Ostrander, OH. Jerry Spears Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 4, 1995

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FEBRUARY

ALLEN, Brianna Gail
An 11 month old girl was killed Thursday in a head-on collision on WV 37 near Fort Gay, WV. Brianna Gail Allen of Fort Gay was in a Pontiac Grand AM along with her mother, 33 year old Donna Allen and driver Georgia Moore, 41, when they collided head on with a Ford Bronco. Police said the Bronco was traveling west when it crossed the center line and grazed 2 cars in the east bound lane and then hit the Grand Am head on. Police said Brianna Allen was not in a child restraint, but being held by her mother. She died at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV that day. The driver of the Bronco, 28 year old Stacy Peck of East Lynn, WV, and Donna Allen were taken to Three Rivers Medical Center where they were treated and released. Moore was taken to Cabell Huntington. West Virginia law requires children under the age of 4 to be placed in child restraints. Police said it has not been determined whether charges will be filed. The case is still under investigation by the Wayne county Sheriff’s Department. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1995

BUTLER, James Michael
1959-1995
James Michael “Mike” Butler, 35, of Franklin, OH, died Sunday, Jan 29 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Butler was born May 21, 1959, a son of Barbara Louise Booth Holbrook of Columbus, OH and the late James R. Butler. He was a truck driver for A. G. Trucking Company. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Feb 2 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John David Newland. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 daughters, Kristin Butler, Kerri Butler and Kimmy Butler, all of Sidney, OH; grandmother, Louella Crabtree of Ashland and several aunts and uncles. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

CAIN, Mary Virginia (Pigg)
1904-1995
Mary Virginia Pigg Cain, 90. of Louisa, died Jan 25, in Crossville, TN, following an extended illness. Mrs. Cain was born Sep 9, 1904 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Osborn Pigg. Her husband, Arlie Vinson Cain and a granddaughter, Leah Jane York, preceded her in death. She was a life time resident of Louisa and a member of First United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 28 at First United Methodist church by the Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Dorothy Cain and Delbert Edward York of Fairfield Glade, TN; 4 granddaughters, Sarah Young of Ashland, Deborah Fliegner of Media, PA, Judith Endres of Brookhaven, PA and Elizabeth Fields of St. Albans, WV and 10 great grandchildren.. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

COOK, Harold Wallace
1956-1995
Harold Wallace Cook, 38, of Route 2, Louisa, died Friday, Jan 27 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Cook was born Sep 24, 1956 in Louisa, a son of Mary Hope Bowling Cook and the late Harold Doss Cook. He was a mechanic foreman for Addington Resources. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 30 at Richardson Chapel church by the Rev. Cecil Price and Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Wanda Smith Cook of route 2, Louisa; 2 daughters, Lisa Cook and Samantha Cook both at home; 2 sisters, Debra Smith and Mary Price, both of Louisa and a brother, Tony Cook of Cannelburg, IN. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

FANNIN, Homer
1927-1995
Homer Fannin, 67, of route 4, Louisa, died Monday, Feb 13 following an extended illness. Mr. Fannin was born Dec 3, 1927 at Estep, KY, a son of the late Allen and Carrie Boggs Fannin. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Belva Coffey Fannin in 1978. He was a retired yard foreman at Patton Lumber. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 15 (today) at 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Mike  Cox. Burial  will be in Fannin Cemetery, Mudlick, KY. Surviving are his wife, Constance Fannin of route 4, Louisa, 2 daughters, Virginia “Crickett” Moore and Jo Ann Fannin both of route 4, Louisa; 2 sons, Homer Lee Fannin and William Allen Fannin, both of Louisa; 4 sisters, Gay Hutchinson of route 4, Louisa, Dorothy Holbrook of Rush, Garnet Hammonds of Ashland and Evelyn Patrick of Arizona; 2 brothers, Roy Fannin of route 4, Louisa and Charles Ed Fannin of Catlettsburg; a step brother, Joe Boggs of Summitt; 2 step sisters, Patty Speaks of Lawrence, GA and Mary Sue Blair of Coalton; 4 grandchildren and step mother, Esta Boggs Fannin of Ashland. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy  News, Feb 15, 1995

FERGUSON, Earl
1911-1995
Earl Ferguson, 83, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jan 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Ferguson was born Mar 14, 1911, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Elba and Grace Crabtree Ferguson. He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Ferguson. He was owner of Ferguson Grocery for 42 years and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 27 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Trautwein Ferguson; 2 brothers, James Ferguson of Lincoln Park, MI and Robert Ferguson of Jackson, MI; a sister, Muriel Lakin of Fort Pierce, FL; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

FITCH, Steven Girard
1916-1995
Steven Girard Fitch, 78, of Whitehouse, died Tuesday, Jan 31st at his home. Mr. Fitch was born Sep 10, 1916 at Georges Creek, a son of the late Jim and Littie Dorcas Milem Fitch. His wife, Christine Akers Fitch, died in 19876. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted at 2 Saturday, Feb 4th at the home of the deceased by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Graves Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Jean Workman of Fallsburg; 3 sons, Steven Fitch, Jr. of Whitehouse, Ricky Joe Fitch of Lorain, OH, and David Jeffrey Fitch of Tomahawk; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1995

GOBLE, James Frank
1893-1995
James Frank Goble, 101, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 28 at his home. Mr. Goble was born Feb 23, 1893 in Martin County, a son of the late Sam and Alice (Goble) Goble. His wife, Louarta Ward Gbole died I n1972. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and a member of the United Baptist Church. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Jan 30 at the Goble family cemetery at Middle Fork in Inez. Surviving are 2 daughters, Bea Frizzell of Louisa and Beulah Loge of Suman, IN; a son, Mitchell Goble of Mechanicsburg, OH; a brother, Matt Goble of Inez; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

HEWLETT, William Cecil “Bill”
1945-1995
William Cecil “Bill” Hewlett, 49, of Route 1, Webbville, died Sunday, Jan 29 following an extended illness. Mr. Hewlett was born Dec 30, 1945 at Zanesville, OH, a son of Emily Hewlett of Louisa and the late Donald Hewlett. He was a bricklayer for Local #7 in Ashland.  A member of Jake Rice Lodge F & AM and former Lawrence County Magistrate of District 1. The funeral will be Wednesday, Feb 1, today, at 2 at Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial will be in Hewlett family cemetery, Fuller Branch. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Barbara Hewlett of route 1, Webbville, 2 daughters, Carol Hewlett and B. J. Cordle, both of route 1, Webbville; 6 sisters, Donnal VanHook of Cynthiana, KY, Dorothy Moore of Blaine, Sue Lewis of Catlettsburg, Emily Ratliff and Garnet Gartin, both of Louisa and Vickie Hogston of Fairmont, GA; 2 brothers, Jack Hewlett of Catlettsburg and Ed Hewlett of Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

JOHNSON, Austin
1917-1995
Austin Johnson, 79, of 322 Sullivan Street, Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 2 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born Jun 23, 1915 at Bellstrace in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alex and Sarah Berry Johnson. He was a police officer for 23 years, Captain of the Louisa Police Department and at one time Chief of Police. He was a retired coal miner, Kentucky Colonel, member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Master Sergeant of the Army and World War II veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 5 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Brookie (Jody) Farley; a brother, John A. Johnson of Lubbock, TX; a sister, Martha Fyffe of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1995

MAYNARD, Okey
1908-1995
Okey Maynard, 85, of Glenhayes, WV, passed away Wednesday, Feb 1st in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Huntington. Mr. Maynard was born Sep 5, 1907, in Glenhayes, a son of the late Frank and Rebecca Parsley Maynard. His wife, Kathleen Glunt Maynard, preceded him in death in 1973. He was a retired construction worker with Barnhill Construction Co., Tarabough, SC. He was a member of Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church and was a World War II Navy See Bee veteran serving in the Pacific. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 4 at Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Maynard family cemetery. Survivors include one son, Charles Maynard of Amherst, VA; 2 daughters, Linda Selleck and Colleen Maynard, both of Amherst; 2 sisters, Lucille Puskas of Taylor, MI and Betty Wheatley of Punta Gorda, FL; 2 brothers, Jack Maynard of Fort Gay and Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH and 10 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1995

MILLER, Calvin
1928-1995
Calvin C. Miller, 66, of 830 Mills Drive, Covington, GA, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 22 at his home. Mr. Miller was born May 7,1 928, at Blackberry, a son of the late Walter and Maggie Miller. He was a retired miner with National Coal Company and a member of Conyers Church of God and United Mine Workers Association. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jan 25 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Wolfe Creek. Surviving are his wife, Mae Miller, a daughter, Vickie Lynn Hamilton of Conyers, GA; 2 sons, Zane Grey Spears of Warfield and James Ray Miller of Conyers; a brother, Clarence Miller of Blackberry; a sister Sue BuBoltz of Michigan; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

NEWSOME, Genieve Gale (Meade)
1925-1995
Genieve Gale Newsome, 69, of route 4, Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 19 following an extended illness. Mrs. Newsome was born May 27,1 925, at Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of Tom and Stella Castle Meade. She worked for J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 21 at Young Funeral Home  Chapel by the Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Ed Newsome of route 4, Louisa, a daughter, Carolyn Sue Murphy of route 4, Louisa; a son, Gene “Buzzz” Newsome of route 3, Louisa; a sister, Charolette Marshall of Columbus, OH, a brother, Eugene Meade of Prichard, WV; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1995

PRESTON, Forest “Jack”
1907-1995
Forest “Jack” Preston, 87, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 17 in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Preston was born Nov 16, 1907 at Patrick, a son of the late Joe and Lizzie Maynard Preston. He was a retired welder at C & O Railroad with 43 years of service. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 20 at Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are his wife: Ruth Gertrude Moore Preston, a daughter: Dottie R. Whaley, Mansfield, OH; 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1995

SMITH, Edith (Griffith)
1918-1995
Edith Griffith Smith, 77, of Blaine, died Saturday, Feb 11 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Jan 7, 1918, at Flat Fork, KY, a daughter of the late Will and Mae Ferguson Griffith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Smith, Jul 28, 1986. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Feb 14 at Brushey Fork United Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Saul and Rev. Jimmy Blevins. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are 3 daughters: Neva Bramble, Hurlock, MD, Anna Stonerock, Marcellus, MI. Bonnie Daniel, Blaine; 2 sons: Richard Smith and Simon Smith, Jr., both of Blaine; 2 sisters: Ruth Hill, Flat Gap, KY, Edna Smith, West Liberty, KY, a brother: Wade Griffith, Springfield, OH, a half brother: Mike Griffith, Ashland, KY, a half sister: Judy Meade, Oil Springs, KY; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1995

SPENCE, Audra Ellen (Wade)
1952-1995
Audra Ellen Spence, 42, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jan 25 at her home. Mrs. Spence was born Jul 12, 1952, at Louisa, a daughter of Margaret Madeline Bowen Carroll of Fort Gay and the late Donald Wade. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 27 at Peters Chapel at Fort Gay by the Rev. Tommy Baldwin. Burial was in Webb Cemetery in West Virginia. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Donna Jackson and Mitsey Roberts, both of Louisa; 7 brothers, Jesse Dean of Charlotte, NC, James Dean of Marianna, FL, Hank Carroll of Panama City, FL, Sammy Spence and David Spence, both of Fort Gay, Don Spence and Dave Spence both of Delbarton, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 1, 1995

TAYLOR, Vadis
1948-1995
VAdis Taylor, 46, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 31st in Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa. Mr. Taylor was born Jul 1, 1948 at Inez, a son of Freelon and Gracie Jude Taylor of Louisa. The funeral was conducted at 11 Saturday, Feb 4th at Little Anne United Baptist Church at Wolfe Creek by Kenneth B. Jude and Hen Jude. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery at Wolfe Creek. Additional survivors include 4 brothers, McKinley Taylor of Warfield, Cecil Taylor of Louisa, Lonnie Taylor of fort Gay and Freelon Taylor, Jr., of South Point; 2 sisters, Gladys Gillum of Louisa and Lois Doyle of Phoenix, AZ. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1995

THOMPSON, Haley (Maynard)
1921-1995
Haley Thompson, 73, of route 2, Louisa, died Monday, Feb 13, at Three Rivers Medical center. Mrs. Thompson was born Mar 2, 1921, a daughter of Wiley and Nancy Maynard. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Feb 16 at 2 at Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Homer Thompson of Fort Gay; a daughter, Edith Ann Thompson of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Virgil Thompson, Robert Thompson, Pearly Thompson and Homer Thompson, Jr., all of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Mary Thompson of Columbus, OH and Martha Maynard of Virginia; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1995

WATTS, Olive (Thompson)
1900-1995
Olive Thompson Watts, 94, of 65 Bellefonte Road, Raceland, formerly of Mill Creek, WV, died Thursday, Feb 2 at the home of her sisters, Lillian Thompson Perry of Raceland. Mrs. Watts was born May 9, 1900 at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Freelin and Belle Thompson. Her husband, Cecil Watts, died in 1973. The funeral was conducted at 11 Sunday, Feb 5th at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Cavins. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Lillian Thompson Perry of Raceland; a step son, Stanford Watts of California; and a stepdaughter, Maxine Watts of California. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 8,1995

WEBB, James Kenneth, Sr.
1909-1995
James Kenneth Webb, Sr., 85, of Deland, FL, formerly of Webbville, died Thursday, Jan 5. Mr. Webb was born Dec 26, 1909 in Webbville, a son of the late James Monroe and Luann Cordle Webb. He was preceded in death by sons, Carl Delmar Webb, Sr., and John Webb; brothers, Chester, Lonza, Lee and Buchanan Webb; sisters, Jesse Enyart and Laura Moore. He was a retired contractor from Columbus. The funeral was conducted at Good Shepherd Community Church Tuesday, Jan 10 by the Rev. William L. Snider. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mable Vance Webb; a son, James Kenneth Webb, Jr., of Deland, FL; a daughter, Ruth Ann Sewell; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Elwood Webb and E. C. Webb; a sister, Lucy Caldwell; many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Feb 8, 1995

WEST, Vera Jo “Jody” (King)
1952-1995
Vera Jo “Jody” West, 42, of KY 3, Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 9 from injuries suffered in an accident at the intersection of KY 3 and U.S. 23 near Louisa. Mrs. West was born Jul 1, 1952, at Pikeville, a daughter of Audrey Layne King of Betsy Layne and the late Joseph H. King. She was a clinical Secretary at Pathways at Louisa. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 12 at First Baptist Church at Louisa by the Rev. James Arthur Hayes and the Rev. Floyd Buck West. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Additional survivors include her husband, Paul Junior West; 2 sons, Paul Bradley West and James Benjamin  West, both of Louisa; a sister, Clara Calvert of Louisa; and a brother, Aaron “Butch” King of Betsy Layne. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 15, 1995

WHITT, Monroe
1931-1995
Monroe Whitt, 63, of Louisa, died Saturday, Feb 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Whitt was born Mar 17, 1931 in Martin County, a son of the late Hence and Meddie Caines Whitt. He was a member of Friendship United Baptist Church and a self employed saw mill owner. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 14 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Marie Moore Whitt; 4 sons, James Whitt, Bobby Whitt and Joe Whitt, all of route 4, Louisa, and Sol (Junior) Whitt of route 1, Louisa; 3 daughters, Thelma Bowens, Francis Bowen and Lora Canterbury, all of Louisa; a brother, J.  D.  Whitt of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Dorothy Vinson and Cynthia Bowen, both of Louisa and Arvie Vanover of Gahanna, OH; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Richmond Calliham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 22, 1995

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ANGELETTI, Minnie Louella
Minnie Louella Angeletti, 77, died Tuesday, Feb 14 at Arbors East. Mrs. Angeletti was preceded in death by here husband, William S. Angeletti. She was a member of Norton Church of Christ, Whitehall Women’s Democratic Club, and Chatter club, and a former member of Thomas Ave. Church  of Christ. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 17 at Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Joseph Wright. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Linda C. Hartman of Columbus; sons and daughters in law, William M. and Deborah Angeletti of  Whitehall, Daniel K. Angeletti of Columbus, Stephen D. and Nancy Angeletti of Gahanna; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Alma King of Columbus; brothers, Elisha Wright of Reynoldsburg, Randall Wright of Columbus and Stanley Wright of Kentucky. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1995

BALDRIDGE, Denver
1927-1995
Denver Baldridge, 67, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, Feb 22 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Baldridge was born Apr 20, 1927 at Allen, a son of the late Martin Luther and Mamie Miller Baldridge. He was a member of First Baptist church, retired from C & O Railroad and retired blacksmith. He was a member of AFLCO Blacksmith, World War II Navy veteran and former Mayor of Allen. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 24 by the Rev. Johnnie Little at Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Frankie Osborne Baldridge of Flatwoods; 2 daughters, Margarette Ann Mills and Kathy Jo Cunningham, both of Boyd County; a brother, Paul Donald Baldridge of Prestonsburg; 2 sisters, Edna Warrix of Whitesburg and Audra Viola Mynhier of Lexington; and 2 grandchildren. Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

BALL, Ida (Presley)
1904-1995
Ida Presley, 90, of Huntington, formerly of Fort Gay, died Friday, Mar 24 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Presley was born Apr 28, 1904 at Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Liahugh and Ettie Lambert Ball. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Presley Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are 6 daughters, Louise Bowens, Birdie Diamond, Margie Maynard and Lonia Mae Peck, all of Columbus, Ettie Justice of Ashland and Gertrude Marcum of Benton, OH; 2 sons, Rev. John Clyde Presley of Huntington and Harmie Presley of Fort Gay; 59 grandchildren; 110 great grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

BATES, Fred
1906-1995
Fred Bates, 88, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Mar 11 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Bates was born Apr 24, 1906, at Wheelwright. He was a  retired merchant. A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Herman Wellman Monday, mar 13 at the Meredith Family Cemetery on route 37, Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Rose) Meredith of Fort Gay; 3 grandsons and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1995

BOGGS, Carrie M.
1906-1995
Carrie M. Boggs, 88, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Mar 22. Mrs. Boggs was born Aug 10, 1906, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Alma Lee Boggs Griffith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova Boggs; 3 brothers, Millard, Watson and Norman Griffith and a sister, Ethel Boggs. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 25 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard, OH. Surviving are a son, Clarence Boggs of Blaine; a foster son, Howard E. Boggs of Plain City, OH; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

BUSH, Jacob Lane
Jacob Lane Bush, 16, of Spring Hill passed away Sunday, Feb 26, 1995. He was born in Lawrence County, KY and moved to Brooksville, FL 5 ½ years ago. He was a Baptist by faith. Jacob was a junior at Springstead High School and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the Future Catttlemens 4-H Club and an Honorary Teen Member of the Spring Hill Rotary. Jacob is survived by his mother, Raymona and step father, Truman Meadows, Brooksville, FL; his father, Zane Bush, Webbville; his brother, Keegan Meadows, Brooksville, FL; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Gladys Diamond, Louisa; paternal grandparents, Willie and Alice Bush, Webbville; 5 aunts, Regina Tackett, Sherry Henderson, Pam Wilson, all of Louisa; Jennifer Diane Priddy of Elenor, WV, Kathy Maynard, Inverness, FL; 3 uncles, Duke Diamond, Louisa; Jimmy Meadows, Huntington, WV and Chuck Meadows of Wayne, WV; grandmother, Odean Meadows of Wayne, WV; graet grandmother, Cedilla (Mama Della) Ryan, Alkol, WV; 10 cousins and a special friend, Jose Maria Renos Garcia of Seville, Spain. Funeral services will be held at the Spring Hill Baptist church, 3140 Mariner Blvd., on Wednesday, Mar 1 at 3:30 p.m. Interment to follow at the Florida Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Home inc and Crematory. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

CHAPMAN, William S.
1916-1995
William S. Chapman, 78, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Chapman, died Monday, Mar 27, following a long illness. Mr. Chapman was born Aug 15, 1916, at Chapman, a son of the late William David and Rosie Belle Miller Chapman. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. He was a clerk agent for the C & O Railroad. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Mar 31 at 2 at Gallup United Methodist church, Chapman by the Rev. Eddie Caudill. Burial will be in Peck Cemetery at Chapman. Surviving are his wife, Imogene Robinette Chapman, a daughter, Billie Jean Franklin of Orange Park, FL; a son, Dennis Chapman of Orange Park, FL; 5 granddaughters, 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, George Chapman of Flatwoods and James Chapman of Jacksonville, FL; 5 sisters, Lydia Franklin and Lenora Meredith, both of Catlettsburg; Maxie Parsons of Greensboro, NC, Myrtle Robinette of  Louisa and Betty Loar of Vienna, VA. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

COMPTON, Eileen (Pennington-Wilkinson)
1925-1995
Eileen T. Pennington Compton, 69, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 5 following an extended illness. Mrs. Compton was born Aug 20, 1925, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Watt and Nora Ferrell Pennington. She was preceded in death by husbands, Albert J. Wilkinson in 1969 and Jay Ross Compton in 1974. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, today, Mar 8 at 11 at Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, James R. Wilkinson; 2 brothers, Ballard Pennington of Louisa and Roy Pennington of Midland, PA. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1995

GOBLE, Lavon (Luster)
1939-1995
Lavon Luster Goble, 55, of route 5, Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 23 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Goble was born Nov 3, 1939, at Inez, a daughter of Matt and Joyce Maynard Luster. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 25 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Sterling Marcum an Rev. John Goble. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Jack Ivan Goble of Louisa; 2 daughters, Debra Bowen of Job and Angela Dawn Thompson of Louisa; 2 sons, Randolph and Timothy Goble, both of Louisa; 4 sisters, Lucille Zeek of Inez, Judy Mills of Ulysses, Norene Johnson and Edna Johnson, both of Job and 3 brothers, Herman Luster of Columbus, Raymond and Joe Luster both of Inez and 5 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

HESTON, Sue (Merritt)
1936-1995
Sue Merritt Heston, 58, of Louisa, died Monday, Feb 27. Mrs. Heston was born Sep 21, 1936 at Wayland, KY, a daughter of Fannie Jordan Merritt of Louisa and the late General Wesley Merritt. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, member of Official Board, WSCS and worked at Heston Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted Thursday Mar 2 at Heston Funeral Home at 2 by the Rev. Julian Hammond and Rev. Richard Held. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, James Heston, Sr., a daughter, Susan Heston Ferro of Orlando, FL; 3 sons, James E. Heston, Jr. of Wilmore, Wesley T. Heston of Louisa and Jerry S. Heston of Louisville; a sister, Betty M. Hager of Louisa; 2 brothers, Jack Merritt and Jerry Merritt both of Abingdon, VA; and 5 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

JARVIS, William J.
1923-1995
William (Bill) J. Jarvis, 72, of Tomahawk, KY, died Tuesday, Mar 7 at his home. Mr. Jarvis was born Mar 3, 1923, at Charleston, WV, a son of the late Ked and Bertha Dials Jarvis. He was a retired coal miner with Boone County Coal Company. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 10 at Pack Bottom Church at Milo by Elder Lonnie Ratliff and Elder Maurice Mills. Burial was in Dials Family Cemetery, Coldwater Road. Surviving are his wife, Janet Sartin Jarvis of Tomahawk, 6 daughters, Mary Hinkle of Ashland, OH, Martha Sweeney and Alma Booth, both of Inez; Thelma Fraley and Anna Horn, both of Louisa, and Myrtle Sartin of Tomahawk; 4 sons, Allen Jarvis of Lowmansville, Thomas William Jarvis and Chauncey Sartin, both of Inez, and Jason Kelly Jarvis of Tomahawk; 3 sisters, May Maynard of Michigan, Jane Stacy and Alice Stacy both of Big Creek, a brother, Earl Jarvis of Inez; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1995

JONES, Zora Mae (Thompson)
1904-1995
Zora Mae Thompson Jones, 90, of Wayne, WV, died Sunday, Mar 26 at Louisa. Mrs. Jones was born Sep 19,  1904 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Finley Benton and Sadie Jane Riggs Thompson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gilead Baptist Church in Allen Park, MI. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapter 37, Order of Eastern Star of Williamson, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irving t. Jones; a son, William E. Jones; 2 great granddaughters, Lori Sloan and Leslie Sloan, brothers, Vernon, Edgar, Fred, Alfred, Edmond and Lindsey Thompson. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 28 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, by Tab Mathis. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Kenova. Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Theda J. “Jackie” and William Pat Noe of Fort Gay; 3 grandchildren, Gerald P. Noe of Spartanburg, SC, Joy Pennington and Jack W. Noe of Ashland; 3 great grandchildren, Rachel and Andrew Noe of Ashland and Patrick Noe of Spartanburg; 3 step great grandchildren, Charles O. Pennington, III, and Christopher A. Pennington of Ashland and Shane Gibbs of Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Edna Clay of Columbus, OH, Emily Webb of Wayne and Helena Hayton of Canton, MI; several nieces and nephews and special friends and caretakers, Janet and Frank Wheeler of Louisa.  Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

JORDAN, Virginia C. (Burchett)
1927-1995
Virginia C. Jordan, 67, of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 26, following an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan was born Jul1 2, 1927 in Yatesville, a daughter of the late Albert and Georgia Holley Kelly Burchett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jordan. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, today, Mar 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mary Griffith, Linda Patton and Sharon Hayes, all of Columbus, OH and Karen Marcum of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Larry Hughes of Summit Station, OH, James Jordan of Rush, and Harry Jordan, Jr., of Dallas, TX; 20 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

KEARNS, Thomas Henry
1908-1995
Thomas Henry Kearns, 86, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 22 at his home. Mr. Kearns was born Jun 14, 1908 at New Martinsville, WV, a son of the late Sacratus Clayton and Alta Walker Kearns. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Vinson Kearns in 1991. He was a retired supervisor with the state department of highways. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 25 at Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter: Ann Kearns Chatfield, Louisa, a son: Edward S. Kearns, Scottsdale, AZ; 2 brothers: David "Ed" Kearns, Fort Gay, John Kearns, Palm Harbor, FL; a sister: Mary Fawns, Mt. Sterling, KY; a granddaughter: 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

KIRK, Frances Justice (Moore)
1915-1995
Frances Justice Kirk, 79, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 1 at her home. Mrs. Kirk was born Aug 7, 1915 at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late Rolen B. and Georgia Peterman Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Kirk in 1981. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 4 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ron Daugherty. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery. Surviving are 3 step daughters, Nona Salmons and Betty Lemaster both of Louisa and Phyllis Kirk of Florida; a step son, Avert Kirk of Louisa; 2 sisters, Lula O’Bryan of Columbus, OH and Rebecca Wicker of Greenup; and 2 brothers, John M. Moore of Catlettsburg and Roy B. Moore of Springfield, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1995

KITTS, William Jennings
1925-1995
William Jennings Kitts, 69, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Mar 2 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Kitts was born Aug 31, 1925 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Arthur and Cora Workman Kitts. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Bizzack Brothers Construction Company, a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church at Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 5 at Smith Chapel Church by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Clara T. Kitts; 2 daughters, Carol Jean Endicott of Paddle Creek and Peggy Holland of Fort Gay; 5 brothers, Arthur Kitts, Jr., and Donald Ray Kitts, both of Fort Gay, Charles E. Kitts of Augusta, GA, Leslie Kitts of Ohio and James Luther Kitts of Tarlton, OH; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1995

MASSIE, Homer Gerald
1939-1995
Homer Gerald Massie, 56, of Orrville, OH, formerly of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Mar 20 in Barberton Citizens Hospital in Ohio. Mr. Massie was born Feb 15, 1939, at Prichard, a son of Blanche I. Bellomy Massie of Prichard and the late Homer B. Massie. He was a welder with B & W Company in Ohio. The funeral was conducted Saturday Mar 25 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by John Cavins, minister. Burial was in Billups Gap cemetery at Fort Gay. Additional survivors include 2 sons, Gerald Allen Massie and Douglas Lee Massie, both of Norton, OH; 4 sisters, Joyce Jeffers of East Palestine, OH, Christine Jeffers of Latonia, OH, Barbara Hardin of Peoria, AZ and Lynn Williamson of Prichard; 3 brothers, Freddie Massie and Richard Dale Massie both of Prichard and Dennis Massie of Adams. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 29, 1995

MILLER, John Wesley
1923-1995
John Wesley Miller, 71, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, Mar 1 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Miller was born Jul 28, 1923, at Georges Creek, a son of the late John and Gertrude Hinkle Miller. He was a retired farmer and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 5 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens, the Rev. Jimmie Bevins. Charlie Hinkle and Verlin Bryant. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Georges Creek. Surviving is a sister, Louise Daniels of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 1995

MOORE, Otto Schmid
1913-1995
Otto Schmid “O.S” Moore, 81, of Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb 21 at Windsor Care Center. Mr. Moore was born Jun 25, 1913, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dr. James O. and Ida Hayes Moore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Moore. He was a retired industrial engineer and Captain in the U. S. Army, World War II veteran. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Surviving is a sister, Gwendoline M. Ball of Louisa. Eastin-Taul Funeral Home, Inc, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

POPE, Roscoe, Jr.
1935-1995
Roscoe Jr. Pope, 59, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 26 following a short illness. Mr. Pope was born Apr 11, 1935, at Louisa, a son of the late Charley  and Florence Morgan Pope. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and an Exterminator for Sexton Termite Pest Control. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 29, at 2 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. John Goble and Rev. Claude Horn. Burial will be in Pope Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 3 sons, Ronnie Pope of Louisa, Rick Pope of Winchester, and John Wesley Pope of Louisville; 2 sisters, Elsie Webb and Bessie Kirk, both of Louisa; 3 brothers, W. T. Pope, Ermle Pope and Charley Pope, all of Louisa and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

PRESLEY, Cynthia (Nunley)
1921-1995
Cynthia Nunley Presley, 73, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Presley was born Nov 15, 1921, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late William and Dora Nunley. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Black, and 2 sons, Tommy Presley and Danny Presley. She was a member of Watterson Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters: Carolyn Faye Penn, Indianapolis, IN, Joyce McPeek, Fallsburg, KY; 3 sons: Arnold Presley, Bunker Hill, IN, Darrell Preston and Bill Presley both of Belton, TX; a sister: Lucille Boggs, route 2, Catlettsburg, a brother: Charlie Gillum, route 2, Catlettsburg, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1995

RITTENBERRY, Wayne Johnny
1955-1995
Wayne Johnny Rittenberry, 39, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Mar 12 unexpectedly at his residence. Mr. Rittenberry was born Apr 1, 1955. The funeral will be at Young Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, Mar 16 at 11. He was the husband of Donnetta, the son of Wayne and Betty, father to Joanna, Johnny, Tammy and Joey and 4 grandchildren. Brother to Steve, Dave, Ricky, Darlene, Cissy, Peggy, brother in law to Keith, Donny, Sharon, stepfather to John, Darrill, Michele, uncle to Jake, Penny, Shelly, David, great uncle to Kaylee, grandson to Lizzie with many other surviving aunts, uncles, cousins of Louisa, and a loving person to all who got to know him. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1995

ROBINETTE, Darlene (Damron)
1936-1995
Darleen D. Robinette, 58, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Mar 24, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Robinette was born Nov 6, 1936 at Fort Gay, a daughter of Mabel Robinson Damron of Fort Gay and the late Willard Damron, Sr. She was a seamstress and beautician. She also was a member of the Greenbriar Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Damron family cemetery at Fort Gay. Additional survivors include her husband, Rev. Pete Robinette; 2 daughters, Cynthia Elliott of Pensacola, FL and Debra Minnich of Wrightstown, NJ; a son, Airman lst Class B. J. Robinette of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; 2 sisters, Clarice Thompson of Mansfield, OH and Geraldine Ferguson of Fort Gay; 3 brothers, Keither P. Damron of Mansfield, Willard L. Damron, Jr. and Dennis Damron both of Fort Gay; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

SALMONS, Karletta Dane (Lambert)
1964-1995
Karletta Dane Lambert Salmons, 30, of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Mar 13 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Salmons was born Sep 3, 1964 in Ashland, a daughter of Carl Henry and Helen Louise Blakeman Lambert of Simms, TX, formerly of Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 15 (today) at Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. J. L. Moore and Rev. Jeff Lambert. Burial will be in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Greg Salmons of Prichard, WV, a daughter Stephanie Ann Salmons of Prichard, WV, a sister, Carla Akin of Ironton, OH; 3 brothers, Rev. Jeffrey Lambert of South Shore, Gregory Lambert and Kenneth Lambert, both of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 1995

SAULSBURY, Agnes Pauline (Short)
1909-1995
Agnes Pauline Saulsbury, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 25 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Saulsbury was born May 22, 1909, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson “Jack” and Lucy Elkins Short. She was preceded in death by a brother, William T. “Bill” Short. She was a member of First Methodist Church, Louisa. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 28 at the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julian Hammonds. Burial was in Short Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mae Ekers of Columbus, OH, and Eileen Woods of New Holland, OH; a brother, Homer Short of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 1995

STURGILL, Henry Arthur
1950-1995
Henry Arthur Sturgill, 44, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Mar 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Sturgill was born Dec 29, 1950 in Louisa, a son of James I. Sturgill Sr. of Box Springs, GA and Lucille Winchell Vaughn of Newark, OH. He was a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church and Vinson Lodge #66 F & AM. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 22 (today) at 2 at Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Mayes and Rev. Darrell Brewer. Burial will be the Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Margaret Sturgill of Fort Gay; 2 sons, James Franklin Sturgill and Claude Everett Sturgill both of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Robinette and Shirley Adkins both of Newark, OH and Ann Matthews of Box Sprigs, GA; and a brother, James I. Sturgill, Jr. of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 1995

VANHORN, Georgia Virginia (Muncy)
1902-1995
Georgia Virginia Muncy VanHorn 92, of Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 23 at her home. Mrs. VanHorn was born Mar 17,1 902 at Deep Hole Branch, Louisa, a daughter of the late Odell and Martha Short Muncy. Her husband, Brigg M. VanHorn, died in 1971. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted, Sunday, Feb 26 at Myrtle Chapel Church by the Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Church Cemetery. Surviving are 7 daughters: Mollie Davis, Stillwell, OK, Lucy Hines, Camdon, MO, Virginia Hall, Suffolk, VA, Ruby Johnson, Louisa, Emma Carter, South Point, OH, Peggy Fosson, Ashland, KY, Dorothy McLean, Louisa; 5 sons: George P. Vanhorn, Lousia, Billy C. Vanhorn, Lexington, KY, Ralph A. Vanhorn, Louisa, Benny A. Vanhorn, Bradnor, OH, Tony L. Vanhorn, Louisa; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 1995

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ARTRIP, Ruben
1919-1995
Ruben Artrip, 75, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Apr 24 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Artrip was born Oct 6, 1919, at Glen Hayes, WV, a son of the late Edward and Ola Lee Vanhoose Artrip. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and a retired construction worker for Dunn and Day Construction Company. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Clifford Harvey and Rev. Frank Copley. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Hildred Thompson Artrip of Fort Gay, 2 daughters: Virginia Porter, Radnor, WV, Loretta Wellman, Fort Gay; 4 sons: Billy Wayne Artrip and Teddy Joe Artrip both of Fort Gay, Gary Curtis Artrip, Chesapeake, OH, Roger Lewis Artrip, Fort Gay; a sister: Mary Fields, Mansfield, OH, 2 brothers: Charles Artrip, Brunswick, OH and Lucian Artrip, Fort Gay; 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1995

BACK, Mae (Curnutte)
1940-1995
Mae C. Back, 54, of Urbana, OH, died Tuesday, Apr 4 at Kobacher House at Columbus. Mrs. Back was born at Fallsburg, Jun 24, 1940, the daughter of the late Alva and Dovie Castle Curnutte. She was a member of Fallsburg Methodist Church, Fallsburg, and attended Urbana United Methodist Church and a member of Grimes Quarter Century Club. She was employed at Grimes Aerospace for 27 years. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 7 at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl McCall officiating. Burial will be Saturday, Apr 15 at 10:30 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, and son in law, Crystal an dJoe Mayer of Dublin, OH; 3 grandchildren, Joseph, Katie and John, 3 sisters, an identical twin, Faye C. Shama of Upper Arlington, OH, Virginia Daniels of Elwood, IN and Ruth Watson of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, David Curnutte of Louisa, Charles Curnutte of Urbana, OH, Robert Curnutte of Raceland; and a special friend, Larry E. Back of Urbana.  Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

BOLT, Charles Edward
1925-1995
Charles Edward Bolt, 69, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Bolt was born Oct 15, 1925, at Louisa, a son of the late Millard David and Rosa Enyart Bolt. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 1 at Garrett Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Howard L. Fritts. Burial was in Bolt Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Doris C. Bolt; 2 daughters, Rosemary Burke of Catlettsburg an Donna Kaye Bolt of Louisa; 4 sons, Paul Edward Bolt, James Franklin Bolt and Phillip Mitchell Bolt, all of Louisa and Ted Michael Bolt of Lexington, 3 sisters, Clara McDowell of Ashland, Magel Shockey of Catlettsburg and Lillian Wynn of Piketon, OH; 9 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 5, 1995

CALDWELL, Laura (Wellman)
1902-1995
Laura Caldwell, 93, of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, formerly of Webbville, died Monday, Apr 17, following an extended illness. Mrs. Caldwell was born Mar 18, 1902 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Frank and Bell Wellman. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 19, today, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tony Church. Burial will be in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Opal Everman of Grayson; 2 sons, Amos Caldwell and Seymour Caldwell, both of Webbville; a sister, Imogene Wellman of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 19, 1995

CARTER, Paulina (Young)
1921-1995
Paulina Carter, 73, of Blaine, died Friday, Apr 7 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital.  Mrs. Carter was born April 11, 1921, at Overda, a daughter of the late John and Matilda Grubb Young. She was a member of the Watterson Freewill Baptist Church in Lawrence County. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Workman, the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are her husband Mart Carter; 6 daughters, Margaret Bond and Mary Hughes, both of Louisa, Cynthia Holbrook of Grayson, Ruby Arrington of Blaine, Linda Wilson of Adams and Claudia Walker of Fallsburg; five sons, J. B. Carter of London, Ohio, Arnold Carter of Blaine, Phillip Lee Carter and Donald Carter, both of Louisa, and Leslie Carter of Adams; 5 brothers, Con Young of Adams, Luther Young of Webbville, and Clyde Young, Carl Young and Junior Young, all of Columbus; 20 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

DESTEFANO, Joseph V.
1917-1995
Joseph V. DeStefano, 78, of Louisa, died Saturday, April 22, following a sudden illness. Mr. DeStefano was born November 16, 1917, at St. Louis, MO, a son of Joseph and Rosa Umile DeStefano. He was a bakery maintenance employee. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 25 at St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Earlie Gean DeStefano of Louisa, five sons, Don DeStefano, of Clinton, TN, Gary DeStefano, Michael DeStefano, and Dean DeStefano, all of Cincinnati, OH, and Dale DeStefano of Lawrenceburg, IN; four daughters, Donna Vanderpool of Lawrenceburg, IN, Janice Ingram of Moscow, OH, Carol Lockwood of Sumpter, SC, and Terri Cipriani of Cincinnati, OH; a brother, Jerry Marcus of Lauderdale Lakes, FL; a sister, Elizabeth Leonard of Barberton, OH; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1995

DIAMOND, Birdie (Presley)
1929-1995
Birdie P. Diamond, 65, of Canal Winchester, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Mar 29 in Winchester Place. Mrs. Diamond was born Nov 28,1929, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John Presley and Ida Ball Presley. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Presley Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are a son: George A. Diamond, Canal Winchester; 5 sisters: Margie Maynard, Lonia Mae Peck both of Columbus, OH, Ettie Justice, Ashland, KY, Gertrude Marcum, Benton, OH; 2 brothers: Rev. John Clyde Presley, Huntington, WV and Harmie Presley, Fort Gay; 2 grandsons. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1995

EVANS, Jessie N. (Skeens)
1909-1995
Jessie N. Evans, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 7 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Evans was born Sep 19, 1909 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Sam and Alma Cranks Skeens. Her husband, Jake Evans died in 1964. She was a member of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Skeens family cemetery. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

GOBLE, Gladys (Maynard)
1906-1995
Gladys Goble, 88, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Goble was born Sep 21, 1906 at Clifford, the daughter of the late Sam V. and Fannie Branham Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Goble in 1985. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 14 at New Friendship United Baptist church by Brother Rev. Bromley Maynard and Brother John Goble. Burial was in Goble Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Jack Ivan Goble of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

HAGER, Arthur
1918-1995
Arthur Hager, 76, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 15. Mr. Hager was born Jun 23, 1918, at Emma, KY, a son of the late Rev. James Collie and Edna Earle Sizemore Hager. He was a Baptist Church member, a World War II veteran and retired Louisa policeman. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 17 at Heston Funeral Home by Quentin Lockwood. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Diana Preston Hager, a son, Jeff Hager of Kansas, a daughter, Stephani Hager of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Charles Hager of Louisa; a sister, Florene Hampton of Louisa; a stepson, Todd Branham; and 3 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 19,1 995

HANSHAW, Zib (Baldridge)
1919-1995
Zilvinnia “Zib” Hanshaw, 75, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Apr 7 at her home. Mrs. Hanshaw was born Oct 5,     1919, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Lon and Effie Mae Sammons Baldridge. Her husband, Ted Hanshaw, preceded her in death. She was a member of Friendship United Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter: Kay Hanshaw Riley, Davisburg, MI, 5 sons: Lonnie C. Hanshaw, Fort Gay, Charles Hanshaw, St. Clair Shores, MI, John Dale Hanshaw and Bert Wiggins both of Columbus, OH and Joe Wiggins, Huntington, WV; special friend, Connie Spears of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 4 brothers: John David Fraley, Fort Gay, Leon Fraley, San Antonio, TX, Shelby Fraley, Delbarton, WV, and Boyce Fraley, Norwich, OH; 7 sisters: Rose Ferguson, Huntington, WV, Angie Hammonds and Edith Hanshaw both of Louisa, Rita Burchette, Jackson, OH, Vernie Whitt, Delbarton, WV, Hazel Robertson, Westerville, OH and Sue Cave, Severn, MD. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

Editor’s Note: Due to incorrect information from funeral home the following obit contained several mistakes and is being reprinted at the request of the family.
Zilvinia “Zib” Hanshaw, 75, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Apr 7 at her home. Mrs. Hanshaw was born Oct 5, 1919 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Lon and Effie Mae Sammons Baldridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Hanshaw and a daughter, Donna Sue Hanshaw. She was a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are a niece, Kay Hanshaw Riley; one son, Lonnie C. Hanshaw of Fort Gay; nephews, Charles Hanshaw of St. Clair Shores, MI, John Dale Hanshaw and Bert Wiggins of Columbus and Joey Wiggins of Huntington; 4 brothers, John David Fraley of Fort Gay, Leon Fraley of San Antonio, TX, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, WV and Boyce Fraley of Norwich, OH; 7 sisters, Rose Ferguson, Huntington, WV, Angie Hammonds and Edith Hanshaw both of Louisa, Rita Burchette, Jackson, OH, Vernie Whitt, Delbarton, WV, Hazel Robertson, Westerville, OH and Sue Cave, Severn, MD. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

HARMAN, Daniel Arthur
1928-1995
Daniel Arthur Harman, 67, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 18 at his home. Mr. Harman was born Apr 3, 1928 at Spring Creek, a son of the late Isaac Redmond and Emma Mae Harmon. He was a truck driver with K & K Contractors at Catlettsburg and a former Lawrence County Sheriff. He was a World War II Army veteran, past master of Richardson Masonic Lodge 699 and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of El Hasa Shrine and the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Apr 20 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Bobby Hickman. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Daphne Conley Harman; 2 daughters, Nancy Lou Harman of Louisa and Lori Ruth Sturgill of Winchester; a son, Mark Lewis Harman of Richmond, VA; a sister, Georgia King of Bloomington, OH; 2 brothers, William Harman of Bloomington and Isaac Redmond Harman, Jr. of Parkersburg, WV; and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1995

JOHNSON, Minnie (James)
1910-1995
Minnie James Johnson, 85, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 5 at her home. Mrs. Johnson was born Jan 9, 1910, in Pike County, a daughter of the late Garfield and Maudie Blackburn James. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Johnson in 1970. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 8 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Martha Blackburn of Portsmouth, OH, Leona Roop of Louisa, Cinda McCoy of Waynesville, OH, Lynn Kenny of Laurel, MD and Letha Plymail of Xenia, OH; 2 sons, Lonis Spears of Beaver Creek, OH and Marvin Spears of Waynesville, OH; a step daughter, Rosa Tucker of Parkersburg, WV, 6 step sons, Bennie Johnson, Clyde Johnson, Paul Ray Johnson, Carl Johnson and Jack Johnson, all of Louisa and Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg, a sister, Gracie Spears of Louisa, 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 12, 1995

MCCORMICK, Virgil
1921-1995
Virgil K. McCormick, Sr., 73, died Mar 31 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. McCormick was born Dec 16,1921 in Tuscola, KY, a son of the late John and Nellie Church McCormick. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny and a granddaughter, Leslie. He retired after 35 years with Haslett Heating and Cooling. He was a veteran of World War II in the U. S. Army 31st Division and member of the American Legion Post 201 West Jefferson. A public graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Apr 4 in Hampton Cemetery, West Jefferson with John Burchett officiating. A military service was conducted by American Legion Post 201, West Jefferson. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Ann Robinett McCormick; sons, Virgil (Pam), James (Pam A.), Jeremy, all of West Jefferson, daughters, Willie Ann (Ray) Fisher of Hilliard, Dee (Gary) Buchanan of West Jefferson, Leslie (Mike) Earley of Columbus; step daughter, Mary Sue (Mike) Tebault of Virginia; grandchildren, Chad Hyatt, Christopher Fisher, Michael Earley, II, Kyle McCormick, great granddaughter, Brittany Hyatt; brother, Curt (Jean) McCormick of Louisa; sisters, Flora Hutchinson of Ashland, Mary (Jay) Spurlins of Texas, Florence Cooper of Florida and Helen (Bill) Gerhinger of Flatwoods. Rader-McDonald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

MOORE, Marjorie
1924-1995
Marjorie Moore, 71, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 29 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was born Mar 7,1 924, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Fannie Miles Moore. The funeral was conducted Saturday Apr 1 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Deborah Cooksey of Louisa and Lisa Schaeffer of Durbin, KY and 4 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1995

MOORE, Pearl (VanHoose-Wallen)
1923-1995
Pearle VanHoose Wallen Moore, 71, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, April 21 at her residence. Mrs. Moore was born December 24, 1923, at Drift, a daughter of the late Charles and Falson Blankenship VanHoose. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Wallen. She was a member of the Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 25 at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church by Claude Horn, Tommy Meade, and David VanHoose, Elders. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean Patsy Colleen Wallen Webb of Columbus, OH; a brother, Jesse VanHoose of Carlisle, OH, a sister Mabel Cook of Louisa; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, April 26, 1995

PACK, Glen
1948-1995
Glen Pack, 46, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 7 in an auto accident on HWY 3. Mr. Pack was born Apr 18, 1948, a son of the late Acie and Eliza Marcum Pack. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Wanda Hanshaw and Rhoda Hamilton and one brother, Harlon Pack. He was a construction operator. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 10 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sisters, Shelvie Crum and Linda Pack, both of Louisa and Bertha Selvage of Yatesville; 5 brothers, Freelin Pack, Ted Pack, Arthur Pack, and Melvin Pack, all of Louisa and Ova Pack of South Point, OH and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

PERRY, Arthur Earnest
1943-1995
Arthur Earnest Perry, 51, of Belfry, died Sunday, Apr 16 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Perry was born Jun 17, 1943 at Lenore, WV, a son of Allene Gee Perry of Delbarton, WV and the late Alexander Perry. She was preceded in death by Otis Caldwell in 1973. He worked for Garrison and Perry Appliance Repair as a technician and was a Vietnam Navy veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Apr 20 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kimble Copley. Burial will be in Maynard-Frazier Cemetery, Lost Creek, WV. Surviving are his wife, Lexie Josephine M. Perry; a daughter, Layna Brown of Stone; 3 sons, Danny Maynard of Chattaroy, WV, Tracy Hatfield and Greg Hatfield, both of Fort Gay, WV; 3 sisters, Mary Taylor of Danville, Rosa Baisden of Delbarton, WV and Louise Runyon of Williamson, WV; 5 brothers, Walter Gee and James Perry both of Escondido, CA, Jack Perry, Wallace Perry and Gary Perry all of Delbarton, WV and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

PICKRELL, Ernest, Sr.
1924-1995
Ernest W. Pickrell, Sr., 70, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 4 at home in Tampa, after an extended illness. Mr. Pickrell was born Jul 14, 1924, a son of the late Bert and Lillian Pickrell. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a retired truck driver since 1986, an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 8 at the chapel of Roel and Carry Funeral Home by the Rev. Stephen Cloud. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens in Tampa. Surviving are his wife, Helen Maxine Pickrell of Tampa; a son, Ernest Wray Pickrell, Jr., of Plant City, FL, a daughter, Debra S. Timmerman of Melbourne, FL; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

QUEEN, Alfonso “Pap”
1901-1995
Alfonso “Pap” Queen, 93, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Queen was born May 25, 1901, at Glenwood, a son of the late William Kenrick and Eliza Jane Holbrook Queen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Holbrook Queen. He was retired from Armco Steel and a member of the Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church for 65 years. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Mar 31 at Adkins Cemetery by Bob Queen. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Fannin of Louisa; 4 sons, Alfonso Queen, Jr., of Rush, Carlos Queen of Ashland, Wilbur “Doc” Queen and Ronald David Queen both of Louisa; a brother, Kerick Queen of Westwood; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 1995

SALYER, Beulah (Williams)
1906-1995
Beulah Mae Salyer, 88, of Blaine, died Friday, April 7. Mrs. Salyer was born September 5, 1906, at Flat Gap, the daughter of the late William Wallace and Rosetta Jenkins Williams. Her husband, Minyard Salyer, died in 1982.  She was a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist church and Louisa Senior Citizens. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 9 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 4 sons, Rothert Salyer of Orlando, FL, Marcus Salyer of Grove City, OH, Ralph Salyer of Louisa, and Marvin Salyer of Blaine; 4 daughters, Veva Lois Hylton and Gloria Faye DeLong, both of Louisa, Madeline Van Culin of Piqua, OH and Lydia Rosetta Batsakis of Cincinnati, OH; 28 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 12, 1995

SPARKS, Ronald
1935-1995
Ronald Sparks, 59, of Blaine, died Monday, Apr 17, following a sudden illness. Mr. Sparks wa sorn Aug 6,1 935, a son of the late Houston and Myrtle Boggs Sparks. He was a construction worker. The funeral will be Wednesday, Apr 19, today, at 11 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery, Caines Creek. Surviving are a daughter: Debbie Thompson, Dayton, OH; a son: Ronnie Sparks, Blaine; 3 sisters: Grettie Wells, Blaine, Lena Castle, Dayton, OH, Alice Frost, Toledo, OH; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

SPILLMAN, John David
1934-1995
John David Spillman, 61, of Lucasville, OH, died Saturday, Apr 22 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Mr. Spillman was born Apr 21, 1934 in Louisa, a son of the late James Martin and Julia Adkins Spillman. He was a Baptist and worked as a welder. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Apr 24 at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Paul Reater. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Spillman; a daughter: Patricia Spencer, Lucasville, OH; 3 sons: James Spillman, Alex Spillman and John Spillman, Jr., all of Lucasville; a sister: Birdie Mae Kitchen, Columbus, OH and a brother: Tom Spillman, Columbus; 13 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 1995

THOMPSON, Fred
1927-1995
Fred Thompson, 67, of Blaine, died Thursday, Apr 13, following a sudden illness. Mr. Thompson was born Jun 3, 1927, at Blaine, a son of John and Ethel Ramey Thompson. He was a glass worker at Federal Glass for 25 years and a member of the American Legion. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 15 at First Baptist church, Cordell by Roger Jordan. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Cordell. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Thompson; 2 sons, Fred Thompson, Jr., of Blaine and Edward Thompson of Columbus; 2 brothers, Frank Thompson of Grayson; 3 sisters, Laura White, Nancy Rollins and Betty Mallory, all of Florida; 2 foster daughters, Jackie Short of Columbus and Lucy Robert of Alaska; and 20 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

THOMPSON, Joseph D.
1910-1995
Joseph D. Thompson, 84, of North Carolina, died Thursday, Mar 23 at the Chatham Nursing Center. Mr. Thompson was born May 16, 1910, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luke Alley of Louisa. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation in 1972 after 39 years of service. The funeral was conducted at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel, Elkin, NC. Burial was in Crestwood Memorial Gardens. Surviving is his wife, Frances Willia Alley Thompson from Lawrence County, KY. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

Joseph D. Thompson, 84, of North Carolina, died Thursday, Mar 23 at Chatham Nursing Center. Mr. Thompson was born May 16, 1910. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation in 1972 after 39 years of service. The funeral was conducted at Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel, Elkin, NC. Burial was in Crestwood Memorial Gardens. Surviving is his wife, Frances Willia Alley Thompson, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luke Alley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

WILLIAMSON, Walter
Walter R. Williamson, 71, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 29 at Doctors Hospital North. Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by daughters, Judy and Mary. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 10 at Shaw-Davis Funeral Home by Brother Ed Hunt. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Gladys Williamson, a son, Walter Charles Williamson; a daughter, Joyce Williamson; 8 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Dixon and a brother, Lawrence Williamson, both of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 1995

WORKMAN, Frances J. (Dunn)
1920-1995
Frances J. Workman, 75, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Workman was born Mar 18,1920, at Tabors Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Eddie and Ethel Dunn. Her husband, Lewis Workman, died in 1992. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Jerry Scott. Burial was in Workman Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Ruth Ann Ball of West Jefferson, OH, Grace Rice of Sitka, Myrtle Augenstein of Marion, OH and Linda F. Puskas of Trenton, FL; 5 sons Danny Joe Workman and Lewis T. Workman both of Louisa, Phillip Workman and Donald Workman, both of Marion and Gary Gene Workman of Lexington, NC; 2 brothers, Russell Dunn of Columbus and Lonzo Dunn of Crocker, MO; a sister, Nellie Robertson of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 1995

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BOGGS, Edith Ellen (Butler)
1914-1995
Edith Ellen Boggs, 80, of Blaine, died Monday, May 1 following an extended illness. Mrs. Boggs was born Nov 6, 1914, at Abbs Creek, a daughter of the late Barnes and Sena Steele Butler. He was preceded in death by one son, James Valentine Boggs. She was a member of Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 3 at Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church at 11 by the Rev. Albert Horn and Rev. Roger Ross. Burial will be in Boggs Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Ruben J. "Bud" Boggs; 5 daughters: Emogene Browning, South Point, OH, Jessie Robinette, route 1, Webbville, KY, Phyliss Salyers, Blaine, Wilma Eileen Pennington, route 1, Webbville, JoAnn Salyers, route 1, Sandy Hook, KY; 4 sons: James Valentine Boggs, deceased, John Boggs, route 1, Sandy Hook, Gary Douglas Boggs, Flemingsburg, KY, Stanley Boggs, Blaine; 2 sisters: Easter Sparks and Eileen Butler both of Ashland; 2 brothers: Sam Butler, Cleveland,  OH, Carl Butler, route 2, Catlettsburg, KY; 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

BORDERS, Samuel Donald
1937-1995
Samuel Donald Borders, 57, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, May 3 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Borders was born Jun 29, 1937 at Ulysses, a son of the late Samuel and Roberta Boyd Borders. He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday May 7 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stephens and the Rev. Dean Burchett. Burial was in Borders family cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are his wife, Joy D. Borders, 2 daughters: Teresa Castle and Dawn Marie Borders both of Ulysses; a son: Samuel Donald Borders, Jr., Ulysses; 4 sisters: Bonnie Hayes, Ashland, KY, Garnett Adams and Monnie Slone both of Columbus, OH, Gertrude VanHoose, Xenia, OH; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1995

BUSH, Carol (Robertson)
1942-1995
Carol Robertson Bush, 53, of Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Bush was born Jan 17, 1942 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Floyd and Opal Spears Robertson. She was a member of Louise Chapter 292 of Eastern Star. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 3, today, at 2 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willard Robertson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lowman Cecil Bush; 2 daughters, Lynn Skaggs and Anna Bush, both of Louisa; 3 sons, James R. Bush, Danny L. Bush and John David Bush, all of Louisa; 3 brothers, Jack Robertson, Floyd Robertson, Jr., both of Louisa and Tommy Robertson of Phoenix, AZ; 3 sisters, Betty Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, Ann Laney of Louisa and Linda Blair of Westwood, and 7 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

COOK, William Callahan
1899-1995
William Callahan Cook, 95, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 25 in Shulia Vister Nursing Home, Mesa, AZ. Mr. Cook was born Nov 14, 1899 at Martin County, a son of the late Samuel and Perculla Crum Cook. He was a member of Moore’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Jun 2 at 11 at home by the Rev. Lonnie Ratliff and Rev. Jimmy Maynard. Burial will be in Cook family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Gertie Wilson Cook; 7 sons: Clarence Cook, Superior, AZ, Carlis Cook and Arville Cook both of Casa Grande, AZ, Roy Cook and James Cook both of Canada, KY, Danny Cook, Pikeville, KY, Raymond Cook, San Bernardino, CA; 7 daughters; Nola Preston, Milo, KY, Dolly Salyer, Ashland, KY, Naomi Lewis, Apache Junction, AZ, Norman Hardwick, AZ, Della Trimble and Ethel Cook both of Thacker, AZ, Nina Dowell, Newark, OH; 58 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Alafair Crum, Louisa and Myrtle Johnson, Florida. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1995

CORDIAL, Dennis
1923-1995
Dennis Cordial, 71, of Blaine, died Sunday, Apr 30 at his home. Mr. Cordial was born Sep 16, 1923, at Blaine, a son of the late Mathias and Melissa Jordan Cordle. He was a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church, a retired truck driver for Food Haul Inc., Columbus, OH and a WWII Navy veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 3, at 11 at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan, Rev. Ronnie Childers, and Rev. Randy Martin. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery, Blaine. A military graveside service will be conducted by W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Surviving are 2 daughters, Dianne Cordle of Louisa and Peggy Jarvis of Blaine; a son, Rev. Rick Cordial of Blaine, a sister, Othie Cordle of Waverly, OH; 7 grandsons and 8 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

CURNUTTE, Gertrude (Vanhorn)
1902-1995
Gertrude Vanhorn Curnutte, 93, of 11637 Midland Trial Road, Ashland, died Friday, May 26 in Sunrise Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland. Mrs. Curnutte was born Mar 24, 1902, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Sherman Vanhorn and Carrie White Vanhorn. Her husband, Roy Curnutte, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 28 at Buchanan Chapel United Methodist church by Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Emma Jean Kamer of Garrison, Anna Marie Steele of Ypsilanti, MI and Mary Stafford of Ashland; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1995

GUSSLER, Leonard O.
1915-1995
Leonard O. Gussler, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, May 19 in Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa. Mr. Gussler was born Oct 28, 1915 at Prosperity, a son of the late Fred and Ethel Wellman Gussler. He was retired from Mock Brothers Tire Company and was a member and deacon of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 22 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Rick Cordial. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Marie G. Gussler, a daughter: Jo Ann Collins, London, OH; 2 sons: Freddie Gussler, Columbus, OH, Robert Gussler, Blaine; 13 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 7 great step grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1995

HOWARD, Minnie (Minters)
1923-1995
Minnie Howard, 72, of Ashland, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, May 22 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Howard was born Apr 16, 1923 at War, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Purty Maters. Her husband, Tommy Howard, also preceded her in death. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, May 25 at Wellman Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Lilly Fayne of Florida. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 31, 1995

KETZEL, Elmer “Lee”
1923-1995
Elmer “Lee” Ketzel, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 29 at Scott General Hospital. Mr. Ketzel was born Nov 2, 1923 at Piqua, OH, a son of John and Josephine Van Tilburgh Ketzel. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John Ketzel, Jr. and Glenwood Ketzel and one sister, Frances Poe. He was a member of Louisa United Methodist church, vice president of Lawrence County Farm Bureau and a WWII veteran serving in the 503rd Paratrooper Division. He was a retired salesman for the American Thread Company, owner of Clover Leaf Farms and a farmer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 2 at Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, May 3 today at 1 p.m. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Saxton Ketzel of Louisa, a sister, Margaret Pearson of Troy, OH, 4 step sons, John Lynn of Paris, KY, Tony and James Lynn both of Lexington and Raymond Lynn of Georgetown; a step  daughter, Lee Ana Wagner of Georgetown and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 3, 1995

MCCONAUGHEY, Herbert
1923-1995
Herbert H. McConaughey, 71, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 25 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. McConaughey was born Jun 9, 1923 in Oribisonia, PA, a son of the late Harry and Rachel Hampton McConaughey.  He was a retired laborer with a chicken processing plant in Pennsylvania. Surviving are 2 sons, Donald M. McConaughey of Southington, OH and Herbert J. McConaughey of Louisa; 2 daughters, Jean Matthews of Belleville, PA and Harriett Carr of Cleveland, OH; 2 sisters, Zeda McConaughey an Hazel McConaughey both of Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1995

PACK, Graydon
1927-1995
Graydon Pack, 68, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 28 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born Mar 15, 1927 at Norris, KY, a son of the late Merida and Gypsy Thompson Pack. He was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church and a retired radiator repair man with McCords at London, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 31, today, at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church at 11 by the Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson and Rev. Ivo Fraley. Burial will be in Pack Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Marie Moore Pack of Louisa; 2 daughters, Christine Hall and Kathleen Moore, both of Louisa, a son, Darrel Pack of Louisa; a sister, Mary Lou Fessler; 6 brothers, Escom Pack and George Pack both of Marysville, OH, Arley Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH, Arnold Pack of Milford Center, OH, Willis Pack and Estel Ray Pack of Peoria, OH. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 1995

PECK, James Wallace Jr.
1972-1995
James Wallace Peck, Jr., 22, of Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 30. Mr. Peck was born Jul 15, 1972, a son of James Wallace and Helen Bartram Peck. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, May 4 at Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay at 2 p.m. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sons, Jessie A. Ratliff and James A. Ratliff both of Louisa; a brother: Lucus Peck, Louisa, 4 sisters: Jessica Peck, Martha Peck, Joanna Peck, all of Louisa; Tammy Fowler, Fort Gay; maternal grandparents; Edith Bartram Fort Gay and Claude Bartram, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

RICE, Curraleen (Evans)
1913-1995
Curraleen Evans Rice, a retired elementary school teacher and former president of Big Sandy Publishing Co., died at her home on May 3. She was 81. Mrs. Rice was born Oct 17,1913 in the Panama Canal Zone where her late father, Joe Ashby Evans, worked on construction of the canal. Her family moved to Mount Sterling in time for her to enroll in first grade. She lived in Mount Sterling until 1936, when she moved to Louisa to marry the late Merrill S. Rice whom she had met while attending Morehead State Teachers College. Mrs. Rice is survived by 2 sons, Joseph C. Rice of Minneapolis and Dr. N. Thomas Rice of Lexington and 4 grandchildren, Christopher Rice of Minneapolis, Ellen, David and Grant Rice of Lexington. She had 3 siblings, her brothers, Overton C. Evans and Joe Ashby Evans both of Mt. Sterling, predeceased her and she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Frank W. Sower of Frankfort. Mrs. Rice taught second grade at Louisa Elementary School for several years. She also headed the Big Sandy Publishing Co., publishers of The Big Sandy News, until the company was sold. Also, Mrs. Rice had been president of the Louisa-Fort Gay Bridge Co., which was composed of a toll bridge that connected Kentucky and West Virginia. Over the years, Mrs. Rice was active in several community organizations, Lawrence County Library Board, Louisa Woman’s Club, Daughters of the American Revolution.  Services were held Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Louisa. Interment was at the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, KY. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1995

ROBERTS, Oren Luther
1916-1995
Oren Roberts, 78, of Urbana, died Saturday, Apr 29, in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield. Mr. Roberts was born Oct 10, 1916 in Lawrence County, KY, the son of Wilson and Amba Prince Roberts. He was a 50 year member of the Mechanicsburg Free Will Baptist Church, and was retired after 35 years with Robbins-Myers in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Virginia Pearl Gordon, 2 sons in law, William Campbell and Harry VanHoose; 2  brothers, John and Garland Roberts; one great-great grandchild and a step mother, Monnie Roberts. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, May 3 in the church with Pastor Jesse Walters and the Revs. Sturgell McCarty, Buddy Tuttle and Lucian Mounts officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Surviving are his wife, Florence Moore Roberts; 6 daughters and sons in law, Delores and Clyde Tackett, Columbus, Loray and Atlee Carter, Norma Jean and Leonard Standley, all of Mechanicsburg, Loraine and Earl Campbell, Phillis Kay Courter of Urbana, Wanda Jo Campbell, Stambaugh, KY; 26 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; 3 brothers, Jack Roberts, of Ashland, Henry Roberts of Grove City and Noah Roberts of Gahanna; one step brother, Gene Ball and 2 step sisters, Betty Jo Moore and Cora Sturgill. Big Sandy News, May 10, 1995

ROBINETTE, Iva Myrtle (Chapman)
1924-1995
Iva Myrtle Chapman Robinette, 70, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 27 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Robinette was born Nov 10, 1924 at Chapman, a daughter of the late William David and Rosa Belle Miller Chapman. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Robinette in 1985. She was a member of Gallup Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 30 at Gallup Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Hewlett. Burial was in Peck Cemetery, Chapman. Surviving are 2 daughters, Linda Hardin and Brenda Lou Robinette both of Louisa; 3 sons, Roger Robinette, Keith Robinette and Michael Robinette, all of Louisa; 4 sisters, Lenore Meredith ad Lydia Franklin, both of Catlettsburg, Betty Louise Loar of Vienna, VA and Maxie Parsons of Randleman, NC; 2 brothers, George Chapman of Flatwoods and James Chapman of Jacksonville, FL; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

SPILLMAN, Jeremiah David
Jeremiah David Spillman, six day old son of John Spillman Jr. and Heather Reed, both of Lucasville, OH, died Monday, May 8 at his home. He was born May 2, 1995 at Portsmouth, OH. A graveside service was conducted Thursday May 11 at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery by the Rev. Paul Reater. Additional survivors include 4 sisters: Sally Spillman, Taysha Spillman, Crystal Marie Spillman and Heather Renee Spillman all of Lucasville; 2 brothers: John David Spillman, II and Aaron Matthew Spillman both of Lucasville; paternal grandmother: Amanda Spillman, Lucasville; maternal grandmother: Patricia Armstrong, Wakefield, OH, maternal grandfather: Jeff Reed, Friendship, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1995

THOMPSON, Leo
1955-1995
Leo Thompson, 39, of Crum, WV, died Sunday, May 14 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Oct 20, 1955 at Marrowbone, WV, a son of Albert Sheppard and Ethel Thompson Williams. He was an Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 17, today, at 11 a.m. at Webb Community Church by the Rev. Albert Horn. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Carolyn Thompson of Summersville, NC; 2 step daughters, Angel Jenkins and Misty McKay, both of Summersville, NC; a sister, Judy Ball of Crum, WV; 3 brothers, Billy Thompson, Matthew Thompson and Melvin Thompson, all of Crum; stepfather, Manuel Williams of Crum; and 3 step children. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1995

WEBB, Pauline (Kitchen)
1922-1995
Pauline Kitchen Webb, 73, of Louisa, died Friday, May 12 at her home. Mrs. Webb was born Jan 31, 1922 at Dennis, a daughter of the late Wert and Mary Browning Kitchen. She was a member of Dennis Chapel Methodist Church for 45 years. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gordon Crisp and the Rev. Noah Wilkes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Delmar (Jimmy) Webb; a brother, retired Col. Kenneth Kitchen of Hopewell, VA and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 1995

WOODS, Lucille Marie (Scarbury)
1912-1995
Lucille Marie Scarbury Woods, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 26 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Woods was born Jul 29, 1912 at Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late Elwood and Mary Sadler Scarbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis T. Scarbury in 1946; 2 sons, Delano and Paul Lynn Woods and one granddaughter, Sara Woods. She was a member of Point Section Church of Christ. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Apr 29 at Woods family cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Surviving are 4 sons, Ronald E. Woods, Mickey Woods, Vaughn Woods and Dennis R. Woods, all of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

WRIGHT, Imogene (Hogsten)
Imogene Wright, 58, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 25 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was born at Cherokee and a daughter of the late Luther and Vinia Blythe Hogsten. She was a member of Irish Creek Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Apr 27 at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Rick Cordle and the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Hogsten Cemetery, Fallsburg. Surviving are 3 sons, Kevin Ray Wright, Calhoun, GA, David Wayne Wright, Phelps, KY, Randall Keith Wright, Louisa; a sister: Cloie Mae Mixon, Calhoun GA; 4 brothers: Dewey Ray Hogston, Webbville, KY, Lincus Kay Hogston, Fallsburg, Arnett Edward Hogston, Blaine and Robert Dwayne Hogston, Calhoun, GA; 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 1995

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BOGGS, Lucille G. (Nunley)
1914-1995
Lucille G. Boggs, 81, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Jun 17 at her home. Mrs. Boggs was born Jan 29, 1914 at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Zach and Dora Gillum Nunley. Her husband, Henry Boggs, died in 1964. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 19 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Maynard. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Catlettsburg. Surviving are a daughter, Toni Butler of Catlettsburg; a brother, Charlie Gillum of Catlettsburg; and a grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

CASSELL, Chloe M. (Fisher)
Chloe M. Cassell, 65, of Portsmouth, OH, former Lewis County resident, died Thursday, Jun 1 in Ashland. She was a member of Lakeside Community Church in New Boston, OH. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 3 at Warren-Swick Funeral Home in New Boston, OH. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park. Surviving are her husband, Laban Cassell of Portsmouth, OH; 3 sisters, Easter Kraft and Edith Haddox, both of Portsmouth and Tillie Figliola of West Portsmouth, OH; 2 brothers, John D. Fisher of Portsmouth and Larry D. Fisher of Fairview Heights, IL. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

CHAPMAN, Joseph C. L.
1927-1995
Joseph C. L. Chapman, 67, of Louisa, died Friday, Jun 16 at his home. Mr. Chapman was born Jul 25, 1927 at Benton, TN, a son of the late Charles and Beatrice Chapman. His wife, Ada Marie Maynard Chapman, died in 1988. He was a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 19 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Charlotte Chapman of Louisa and Thelma Russell of Modesto, CA, 3 sons, Joseph Chapman, Jr., of Louisa, Danny Ray Chapman of Lowmansville and Donald Bowens of Fort Thomas; 2 half brothers, Lacy Johnson of Louisa and Feddie Johnson of Louisa; 15 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

FRYE, Leslie
1943-1995
Leslie Garrett Frye, 51, of Florida, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 15 in Okeechobee, FL. Mr. Frey was born Oct 17, 1943 at Louisa, a son of Nettie Mae Hammond Frye and the late Leslie Frye. He was a plumber and U. S. Navy veteran. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Jul 1 at Hammond Cemetery, Louisa, by Brother Bromley Marcum and Brother Sterling Marcum. Surviving in addition to his mother are 2 sons, Jarrett Frye of North Miami, FL and Regie Frye McKenzie of Morehead. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1995

FUGATE, Robert L.
Robert L. Fugate, 72, of Jacksonville, NC, died Saturday, Jun 10 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. Mr. Fugate was retired from the US Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant in 1961. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 13 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. William C. Spencer. Burial was at Onslow Memorial Park with military honors. He is survived by his son, James C. Fugate of Jacksonville, NC; and a sister, Juanita Fugate of Louisa and one grandchild.  Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1994

GREATHOUSE, Bill
1910-1995
Bill Greathouse, 84, of Louisa died Monday, Jun 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Greathouse was born Aug 6, 1910, in Van Lear, KY, a son of the late William and Dixie Crum Greathouse. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Greathouse in 1991. He was a coal miner, a member of the United Baptist faith and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge #37 of Prestonsburg. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Jun 14, today, at 3 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Lonnie Ratliff. Burial will be in the Greathouse Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Peggy Greathouse of Louisa and Levonda Mullins of Indianapolis, IN; 3 sons, Bill Jr. Greathouse of Palm, MI, Jackie Greathouse of Topmost, KY, and Jerry Greathouse of Louisa; 4 sisters, Oletta Wright of Ohio, Eunice May of Florida, Evelyn Little of Wayland, KY and Mary Caudill also of Wayland; 4 brothers, Hobert Webb of Moreheaqd, Alvin Webb of Wayland, Melvin Webb of Auxier, Roosevelt Webb of Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

HAMMOND, G. Lucille (Adams)
1916-1995
G. Lucille Hammond, 78, of Bloomingburg, OH died Saturday, Jun 3 at the Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus where she had been a patient since May 10. Mrs. Hammond was born Dec 7,1 916 in Irad, KY, a daughter of Charles and Lorna Carter Adams. She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Adams and a sister, Rosemary Brill. She was an elementary school teacher for 24 years before her retirement in 1981. She taught 5 years in Kentucky and the reminder in the Miami Trace School District, mainly at Bloomingburg Elementary School. She was a member of Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church; Fayette County Retired Teachers Association; Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Berea College Alumni Association. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 6 at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C. H. with the Rev. Arthur a. Reed, pastor of the Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church and Chaplain Jim Letourneau from the Mount Carmel Medical Center, officiating. Burial was in Bloomingburg Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lowell Hammond whom she married in 1937; a son and daughter in law, Robert L. and Nancy Hammond of 275 Sturgeon Mills-Rock Mills Road-SE; 2 daughters Eula Ortman of Fairborn and Debbie Weade and her husband Ron of 4928 Branen Drive-SE; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, John and Elinor Adams of Woodstock, OH and a sister, Virginia Phelps of Milford Center, OH. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1995

HANSHAW, Virgil
1906-1995
Virgil Hanshaw, 88, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 25 at his home. Mr. Hanshaw was born Dec 15, 1906, in West Virginia, a son of the late Dave and Leora Spurlock Hanshaw. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Donald Lee Hanshaw and Billy Paul Gene Hanshaw. He was a union carpenter, member of Carpenters’ Local 472 at Ashland and Richardson Lodge #695 F & AM. The funeral will be conducted, today, Wednesday, Jun 28 at 4:30 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Jr. Thompson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. A Masonic service was held by Richardson Lodge #695 Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Cordilla Hammond Hanshaw of Louisa, 4 daughters, Rethal Smith, and Nancy Davidson both of Columbus, OH, Della Gardner of Rocky Mountain, NC an Sarah Myers of Lancaster, PA; 3 sons, David Hanshaw of Sanford, NC, Virgil E. Hanshaw of Westwood and Curtis Ray Hanshaw of Louisa; a sister, Lilly Douglas of Charleston, SC; 4 brothers, Wallace Hanshaw and Arnold Hanshaw both of Louisa, John Hanshaw of Jackson, OH and David Hanshaw of Utica, MI; 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1995

HOWARD, Alma (Wallace)
1921-1995
Alma Howard, 73, of Attica, OH, and former Bloomville resident, died Sunday, Jun 4 at St. Vincent Medical Center of Toledo, after a brief illness. Mrs. Howard was born Jun 16, 1921 in Lawrence County, KY, to Alonzo and Ethel Edwards Wallace. She married Andrew Howard on Sep 16, 1939 and he died in 1988. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Eddie and Morris Howard; 3 brothers, Willard, Pearlie and Milzie Wallace and her stepmother, Gouldy Wallace. She moved to Bloomville, OH in 1958 coming from Lawrence County. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jun 7, today, at 2 at the Moore’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Judd Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Jack "Mary" Levans, Bloomville, OH, Mrs. James "Barbara" Hoose, Louisa, Mrs. David "Erma" Adams, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Wayne "Shirley" Bollinger, Attica, OH; 2 sons: Arvil Howard, Freemont, OH, Thomas Howard, Republic, OH; 3 brothers: Ross Wallace, Norwalk, OH, Joe Wallace, Ulysses, KY, Thomas Wallace, Charlie, KY; 7 sisters: Lidie Rowe, Norwalk, OH, Nellie Castle, Sandusky, OH, Nancy Meadows, Sitka, KY, Anne Castle, Paintsville, KY, Dorothy Hall, and Mary Hall both of KY, Pearl Horn, route 5, Louisa; 22 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1995

HUGHES, Phyllis Ann
1935-1995
Phyllis Ann Hughes, 60, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 8 at her home. Mrs. Hughes was born Mar 7, 1935 at Louisa, a daughter of Hazel Carter Hughes and the late Thurman Hughes. She was a member of Smokey Valley Church and a financial manager. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 11 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Doug Kelley and Rev. Ronnie Wheeler. Burial was at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother are one brother, Robert E. Hughes of Columbus, OH; one niece, DeAnna Hughes also of Columbus; and a nephew, Christopher Hughes of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

JOBE, Opal (Robinette)
1913-1995
Opal Robinette Jobe, 82, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 22 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Jobe was born Jun 17, 1913 in Lawrence county, a daughter of the late Linzy and Carrie Thompson Robinette. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 24 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Faye Jobe of Louisa; a brother, Lee Robinette of Adams, and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1995

LANE, Ray Edward
1931-1995
Ray Edward Lane, 64, of Shrewsbury, WV, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Jun 8 at his home after a short illness. Mr. Lane was the son of Beulah Lane West of Shrewsbury, WV. He was a member of Shrewsbury Church of God, past president of the Lost Cord Association, and was a Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Man of American Kentucky, Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired assistant plant manager for Kentucky Power Co. The funeral was conducted Monday Jun 12 at Shrewsbury Church of God by Rev. Sandy Cook and Rev. Herbert Adkins. A military graveside service was held at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV. Surviving are 2 sons, Gerald Ray Lane of Ormond Beach, FL, and Randy Lee Lane of Roanoke, VA; 2 aunts, Beatrice L. Beall, Shrewsbury, WV and Dell Armstrong of Palm Spring, CA. Fidler and Frame Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

LAYNE, James L.
James L. Layne, 82, of Orlando, FL, died Saturday, Jun 3. Mr. Layne was born in Louisa and moved to Florida in 1958. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Downtown, Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Mayors Prayer Breakfast Club, Telephone Pioneers of America, member of I.E.E. E. (International Electrical Engineers Organization) and Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church. He was a retired District Engineer for Southern Bell-Orlando. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 6 at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Juvinall of First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mary Layne; 2 sons, Stephen W. Layne of Orlando and Charles W. Layne of Tampa, FL; a brother, Paul Layne of Mobile, AL; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Carey Hand Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1995

PACK, Delores Ann (Newsome)
1957-1995
Delores Ann Pack, 37, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jun 15 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Pack was born Oct 31, 1957, at Huntington, a daughter of Albert and Doris Workman Newsome of Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jun 18 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Cavins and Rev. Joe Smith. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery at Big Hurricane, WV. Additional survivors include her husband, Lewis Pack, 3 daughters, Cynthia Lorene Pack, Karen Sue Pack and Kimberly Dawn Pack, all at home; a son, Danny Dale Pack of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Norma Jean Bowens and Gloria Chaney both of Fort Gay, Brenda Roop of Buchanan and Loretta Akers of Paddle Creek. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

POTTER, Cora Edith (Sparks)
1914-1995
Cora Edith Potter, 81, of Columbus, formerly of Louisa, died Jun 8 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mrs. Potter was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Potter, in 1988, father Fred Sparks, mother Mary Parsley Sparks and step mother, Sally Sparks. She was a life long member of the United Baptist Church at Kermit, WV. Surviving are a son and daughter in law, Clinton R. and Joy Potter, daughter and son in law, Wanda Jean and John Cowell, adopted daughters, Sharon and Dorcas Reynolds; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. The funeral was held Monday, Jun 12 at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

PRICHARD, Felcia (Cordle)
1921-1995
Felcia Cordle Prichard, 73, of Blaine, formerly of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, May 31 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Prichard was born Oct 4,1921 at Blaine, a daughter of the late Jesse M. and Eva Dixon Cordle. Her husband, Charles Russell Prichard, preceded her in death. She was retired from White Westinghouse, a member of Rebekkah Lodge in Louisa and Hood Fork United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 3 at Hoo Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Clarence Mathis and Jerry Colvin. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are a sister, Mary Cordle of Blaine and 2 brothers, Hershel Cordle and Willis Cordle  both of Berlin Heights, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 7, 1995

ROBERTS, Loretta K. (Adams)
1935-1995
Loretta K. Roberts, 59, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 19 at her home. Mrs. Roberts was born Nov 11, 1935 at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Arthur and Louella Hayes Adams. She was a school teacher and secretary, a member of Belles Chapel Church and past president of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6103. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jun 21, today, at 2 at Belle Chapel Church with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Jack M. Roberts of Louisa; 2 daughters, Candis L. Hughes and Jacqueline (Jackie) Roberts, both of Louisa, 3 sisters, Estelene Ferell and Lorraine Bartram both of Louisa and Betty Lou Miller of Columbus, OH; a brother, Gene Arthur Adams of Columbus, OH; 2 granddaughters and 5 step grandsons. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

ROBERTS, Millard Hayward
1909-1995
Millard Hayward Roberts, 86, of Busseyville, died Saturday, Jun 17, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Roberts was born May 5, 1909, at Busseyville, a son of the late Ulysses Grant “Tug” and Anne Burchett Roberts. He was a carpenter and farmer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 20, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Kay Thompson, Jr. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Garden. Surviving are his wife, Egie Pearl Roberts of Louisa, a son, Willard Hayward Roberts, of Flatwoods, and 2 grandsons. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 1995

SPARKS, Elva (Hylton)
1907-1995
Elva Sparks, 88, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 25. Mrs. Sparks was born May 27, 1907 at Cherokee, a daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Sarah Jane Ferguson Hylton. She was a United Baptist. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 27 at Heston Funeral Home by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Cossin of Columbus, OH, a son, Lloyd Moore of Galloway, OH;  3 sisters, Mary Ward and Violet Burchett, both of Louisa, and Zelda Burchett of Oak Hill, OH; a brother, Willison Hylton of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1995

THOMPSON, Birch
1915-1995
Birch Thompson, 80, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Jun 21 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 13,1 915 in Genoa, WV, a son of the late John L. and Eva Watts Thompson. He was retired from N & W Railroad and was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 24 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Hall and Rev. Dick Maynard.  Burial was in Holt Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Maude “Dimple” Thompson; a daughter, Mary Frances Moon of Louisa; a son, Eddie Birch Thompson of Louisa; a step son, Glen Edward Wellman of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Florence Ferguson of Fort Gay and Wilma Hilton of Lothian, MD, 2 brothers, Donald Thompson of Fort Gay and Ralph Thompson of Genoa; 3 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 1995

WELLS, Charley Jr.
1927-1995
Charley Wells, Jr., 58, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born Mar 20, 1927 in Louisa, a son of the late Charley Wells, Sr. and Sophia Nolan Wells. He was a tipple employee and security guard for United Coal Co. The funeral was held Sunday, Jun 11 at Richardson Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Wells family cemetery. Survivors include 6 daughters, Penny Robinette of Covington; Pam Ratliff of Louisa, Jerry Sue Wells of Ulysses, Doris Adkins of Blaine, Mary Ann Wells of Ulysses and Charlene Salvito of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mary Borders of Newark, OH; 2 brothers, Wetzel Wells of Monroe, MI and Joe Wells of Tadpole; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

WHEELER, Ossie H.
1906-1995
Ossie H. Wheeler, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 11 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Wheeler was born May 15, 1906, a son of the late Marion and Della Boggs Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nora Mae Wheeler in 1990. He was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge #606 F & AM for 50 years and a mail carrier. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Jun 14, today, at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Joe Cantrell and Clarence Mathis. Burial will be in the Castle Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Opal Wells, Ashland, KY, Jean Doty, Louisa, Mabel Bond, Alexander, VA; 5 sons: William Wheeler, Park Forest, IL, Marion J. Wheeler, Manassas, VA, Lowell H. Wheeler, McDonough, GA, Alvin Wheeler, Interlaken, NY, Charles Harold Wheeler, Alexander, VA; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Margie Lester, Ashland, KY and Goldie Young, Ashley, OH; a brother: Darvin Wheeler, Mt. Vernon, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 1995

WILLIAMSON, Pansy (Sammons)
1912-1995
Pansy Sammons Williamson, 82, of Toler, died Friday, Jun 2 in Williamson Memorial Hospital in Williamson, WV. Mrs. Williamson was born Jul 28,1 912 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Mac and Grace Maynard Sammons. Her husband, Charlie Williamson, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 5 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Grace Hoerster, Giddings, TX, a son: Jimmy Wellman, Toler, KY; a grandson; 3 sisters: Ann Hammonds, and Delores Hardin both of Louisa, Marie Childers, Kenova, WV; 2 brothers: Frank Sammons and Harlan Sammons both of Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 1995

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ADKINS, Amanda Marie
1986-1995
Amanda Marie Adkins, 9, a daughter of Jimmy Lee and Norma Jean Cole Adkins of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Jul 7 at Fort Gay. Miss Adkins was born Jan 30, 1986 at Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 10 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery. Additional survivors include 4 brothers, Jamie Adkins, Andrew Lee Adkins, Brandon Scott Adkins and Jimmy Lee Adkins, Jr., all of Fort Gay; paternal grandmother, Ethel Adkins of Fort Gay and maternal grandparents, Ray and Geneva Cole of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

ARRINGTON, Ralph, Jr.
1945-1995
Ralph H. Arrington, Jr., 49, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jul 20 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Arrington was born Aug 18,1945 in Louisa, a son of Thelma Miller Arrington of Louisa and the late Ralph H. Arrington. He was a heavy equipment operator, a welder and a member of the Elks Lodge in Catlettsburg. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 24 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. James A. Hayes and the Rev. Larry Muncy. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include 2 sons, Greg Arrington of Louisa and Jason Heath Arrington of Catlettsburg, a sister, Bernice A. Ball of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 26, 1995

BAILEY, Benny Clyde, Sr.
1949-1995
Benny Clyde Bailey, Sr., 45, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 19 at his residence. Mr. Bailey was born Dec 18,1 949, in Baileysville, WV, a son of the late James Elmer Bailey and Nellie Morgan Bailey Morgan. He was a shipping foreman for Wolf Creek Collieries Company and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 21 at Wilson Funeral Home by Ministers Charlie Martin and Eddie Lowe. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery at Brenton, WV, Surviving are his wife, Nancy Hensley Stacy Bailey; 2 daughters, Tabbetha Lynn Bailey of Hanover, WV, and Lisa Stacy at home; 2 sons, James Elmer Bailey of Hanover, WV, and Benny (B.J.) Clyde Bailey, Jr., at home; 6 sisters, Donnie Hatfield, Patty Morgan, and Velma McCoy, all of Brenton, WV, Nadane Browning of Dayton, OH, Sharon Ritter of Sierra Vista, AZ and Carolyn Ann Stacy of Beavers Creek, OH; 3 brothers, Howard Bailey of Old Manassas, VA, Ray Bailey of Bealeton, VA and Stanley Mitchell of Welch, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1995

BOYD, Millard
1913-1995
Millard Boyd 81, of Big Hurricane, WV, died Monday, Jul 10 in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Body was born Nov 12, 1913 at Georges Creek, a son of the late Nile and Rose Boyd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Saide Fletcher Boyd. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jul 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Elsie Eversole of Fort Gay; a brother, Rex Boyd of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 19,1995

DIXON, Telia Mae (Kise)
Telia Mae Dixon, 77, of Mechanicsburg, died Sunday, Jul 16 in McAuley Center, Urbana. Mrs. Dixon was the daughter of Commodore and Melissa Thompson Kise. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Gail Dixon; 6 brothers and 2 sisters. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jul 19 at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Surviving are children, Bill (Phyllis) Blackburn, and Dan (Debra) Dixon, both of Mechanicsburg, David (Beckie) Dixon of Obetz, Janie (Dave) Smith of Pataskala, Joyce (Gene) Dixon of Louisa, Jeanette (Dave) Cordle of Mechanicsburg, Judy (Art) Holbrook of Fallsburg, Rosemary (Dan) Rhoades of Circleville and Brenda (Dan) Dye of St. Paris; 33 grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Woodrow (Julia) Kise of Galena and sister in law, Bonnie Kise of Lockbourne. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1995

FRANCE, Joseph, Jr.
1921-1995
Joseph France, Jr., 74, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 7 at his residence. Mr. France was born May 7,1 921, in Phelps, KY, a son of the late Joseph France, Sr., and Mary Hurley. He was a member of Louisa Church of Christ and a retired coal miner. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 10 at Wilson Funeral Home by Church of Christ minister Joe Pratt. Burial was in France family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Opal France of Louisa; 2 daughters, Geneva Burton of Louisa and Mary France of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Charlie J. France of Louisa and Jesse W. France of Pembroke, GA; a brother, Russell Francis of Hancock, MD; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

FRAZIER, Roger Ray
1964-1995
Roger Ray Frazier, 30, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Jul 4 in Three Rivers Medical Center, as a result of a pedestrian accident. Mr. Frazier was born Nov 5, 1964, at Louisa, a son of Billy Frazier and Helen Marie Webb Frazier, both of Fort Gay. He was an employee of Hatfield Furniture. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 7 at Oak Grove Church by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery at Fort Gay. Additional survivors include his wife, Patsy Young Frazier of Fallsburg; a step daughter, Brandi Young of Fallsburg; 3 sisters, Billie Jena Parsley of Marrowbone, WV, Barbara Lee Williamson of Webb, WV, and Tammy Sue Frazier of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Jimmy Frazier of Columbus, OH and Ricky Frazier of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

HATTON, Mabel (Thompson)
1900-1995
Mabel Hatton, 94, of Ashland, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Jul 16, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hatton was born Dec 23, 1900, a daughter of the late Emory and Susie Dawson Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Val Hatton in 1953. She was a member of Normal Presbyterian Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Patty McKean of Ashland, 4 sisters, Corinne Smith and Estelle Baisden, both of Fort Gay, Dorothy Thompson of Genoa, WV and Glenna Damron of Inverness, FL; 2 brothers, Leonard Thompson of Fort Gay and Wilburn Thompson of Huntington; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1995

KENNARD, Melanie Dawn
1980-1995
Melanie Dawn Kennard, 15 year old daughter of Lowell and Janice Ratcliff Kennard, of route 5, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jul 18 from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident on KY 644 near Louisa. Miss Kennard was born Jul 2, 1980, in Ashland. She was a student at Lawrence County High School. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 21 at Friendship United Baptist Church by Elder John Goble and Elder Jimmy Maynard. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Jeff Kennard at home; a half brother, Dean Kennard of West Liberty; and maternal grandparents, Mose and Frances Ratcliff of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1995

KNIPP, Jerry David
1946-1995
Jerry David Knipp, 48, of Louisa, died Monday, Jul 24 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Knipp was born Dec 1, 1946 at Pedro, OH, a son of the late Herbert and Pauline Addis Knipp. He was a disabled welder and a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Surviving are his wife, Imogene H. Knipp, 3 daughters, Rhonda Fowler of Fort Gay, Sheila Knipp and Yolanda Knipp, both at home; 3 sisters, Tina Knipp, Melissa Knipp and Beth Lewis, all of Pedro, OH; 3 brothers, Tony Knipp, Terry Knipp and Scottie Knipp, all of Pedro, OH and one grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 26, 1995

LAMBERT, Ollie Elizabeth (Thompson)
1917-1995
Ollie Elizabeth Lambert, 78, of Louise, died Thursday, Jul 6 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Lambert was born Feb 4,1917 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Aley and Dollie Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lambert in 1978 and 3 children, Anna Thompson, James Lambert, Jr. and Pearl Kitts. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 9 at Salt Petre Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 daughters, Virginia Belle Cyrus, Gladys Kitts, and Cora Jean Cyrus, all of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Earnie Thompson and Garland Thompson both of Mansfield, OH, Elzie Thompson of Fort Gay and Enos Thompson of Huntington; one step daughter, Alice Kitts of Salem, WV, 3 sisters, Ruth Ferguson and Shirley Cyrus both of Fort Gay and Opal Burrows of Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

MARCUM, McClellan
1925-1995
McClellan Marcum, 69, of Dyer, IN, died Saturday, Jul 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Marcum was born Oct 9, 1925 at Rock Castle, a son of the late Walter and Josie Ashley Bowling Marcum. He was a retired maintenance person at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Indiana. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Claude Horn and Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Borders Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Strubel Marcum; 2 sisters, Zelda Wallace of Ulysses and Lois Jean May of Monroe, MI; 4 brothers, William Bowling of Mascot, FL, Claude Bowling of Nitro, WV, Earnest Bowling of Biloxi, Miss., and Marty Bowling of Louisa, 4 half brothers, 2 half sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

MCKINNEY, Priscilla (Slone)
1930-1995
Priscilla E. McKinney, 64, of route 1, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jun 27 at her home. Mrs. McKinney was born Nov 26, 1930, at Wayland, a daughter of the late Ike and Lourania Owens Slone. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jun 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jamie Thornsbury. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are 6 daughters, Dorothy Hogsten, Edna Fletcher, Denise Seng, and Priscilla McKinney, all of Louisa, Charlene David of Sacramento, CA, and Deborah Hill of Florida; 4 sons, Don Campbell of Phoenix, AZ, and Mike McKinney, Eddie Ray McKinney, and Thomas K. McKinney all of Louisa; 2 sisters, Pansy Thornsbury of Louisa and Phyllis Hatfield of Galion, OH; a brother, Preston Slone of Indiana; 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jul 5,1995

OBERLICK, Ann (Yarish)
1914-1995
Ann Yarish Oberlick, 81, died Tuesday, Jul 18 in Louisa at the home of her son, George. Mrs. Oberlick was born Jul 3, 1914 at Four States, WV, a daughter of the late Kathryn and Andrew Yarish. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Lauer and George Oberlick, Jr. and brothers, Stanley, Joseph and twin half brothers. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Potage, PA and a perpetual member of the St. Anne Society of St. John Gualbert Cathedral of Johnstown, PA. Ann wa a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Portage and was formerly employed at the K & B factory at Portage. A memorial mass will be conducted at St. Joseph’s in Portage on Aug 4 at 11 a.m. She is survived by a son, Charles Allen Lauer and wife, Mary Garthune of Granite Shoals, TX and their son, Robert Andrew Lauer of San Antonio, TX  and by son, George Oberlick  and wife, Molly Russell of Louisa and their children, Jennifer of St. Louis, MO, Amy of Chicago, IL, and George of Louisa and a brother, Henry Yarish and wife, Leona Kalosky of Fairmont, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1995

PETERS, Lewis
1918-1995
Lewis Peters, 77 of Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 9 at his residence. Mr. Peters was born Nov 22, 1918, in Martin County, a son of the late Noah and Bessie Castle Peters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Peters in 1994. He was a retired shipping clerk with Westinghouse in Columbus, OH and a member of Belles Chapel Free will Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jul 11 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Luther Dingess. Burial was in See Cemetery, Louisa.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Lynda Bell and Sandy Holcomb, both of Hilliard, OH; a sister,  Nell Johnson of Ludington, MI; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

SCAGGS, Betty Sue (Young)
1950-1995
Betty Sue Scaggs, 45, of Adams, died Sunday, Jul 9 following an extended illness. Mrs. Scaggs was born Jan 14, 1950, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Conn and Lillie Carter Young. He worked in the Lawrence County A.S.C.S. office and was a member of the Cherokee Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, today, Jan 12 at 11 at Young Funeral Home chapel by Danny Endicott and Mike Roberts. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, , Percy James Scaggs, Jr.; a daughter: Connie Beavers, Fort Bragg, NC; 2 sons: James Randall Scaggs, Fallsburg, KY and Jonathan Barton Scaggs, home; 2 granddaughters: a brother: Ken Young, Adams, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

STEPHENS, David L.
David L. Stephens of Norwood, OH, died Friday, Jul 7 at Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. Mr. Stephens was retired from General Motors, Norwood. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 10 at Liberty Baptist Church, Norwood, and graveside services held at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Doria Butler Stephens, 4 children, Ronnie Dale Stephens, Melissa Kay Boley, Marcia Brooks and Debbie Smith; 3 brothers, a sister and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

TAYLOR, Harold
1922-1995
Harold “Hal” Taylor, 73, of Pottsboro, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 19 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. Mr. Taylor was born May 13, 1922, in Garrett, KY, the son of Johnny Lee and Lillian Sexton Taylor. On May 22, 1952, he married Alma Jean Powell in Trenton, NJ. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army with the 40th Infantry Division Cavalry Troop. After the war, he joined the U. S. Air Force and retied as a master sergeant in 1972, after 30 years of service. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Alma Jean Taylor of Pottsboro; 3 sons, John Powell Taylor and Gareth David Taylor, both of Pottsboro; and Maj. Richard Henry Taylor of Fort Belvoir, VA; one daughter, Adrianna Day of Matthews, IN; 2 brothers, Johnny Taylor and Denver Taylor both of Plymouth, OH; 3 sisters, Martha Sue Meek of Louisa, Joyce Castle of Plymouth, OH, and Charlotte Thompson of Greenwich, OH; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jun 27 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Bratcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1995

THOMPSON, Cleo (Clayton)
1902-1995
Cleo Clayton Thompson, 92, of Bay Village, OH, died Monday, Jul 3 at Bradley Road Nursing Home. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec 2, 1902 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Walter B. Clayton and Junetta Vaughan. She was a member of Williamson Methodist Church, Williamson Woman’s Club, volunteer of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. A graveside service was held Friday, Jul 7 at Pine Hill Cemetery by Rev. Gene Merrick. Surviving are a son, George Thompson of Avon Lake, OH; 2 daughters, Marilyn Taber of New Canaan, CT and Betty Bullock of Washington, D. C.; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

WELLMAN, Nettie Marie
1905-1995
Nettie Marie Wellman, born Dec 2, 1905, formerly of Cherokee, KY, died Wednesday, Jun 28 at Mt. Carmel Eat Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Wellman was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Sparks and John Wellman; 2 sisters, Frances and Rachel, 2 half sisters Ethel and Eliza and granddaughter, Nettie Louise. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of God. The funeral was held Saturday, Jul 1. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Surviving are a son, William Carl Sparks of Columbus, OH, a granddaughter, Linda Sue Ritthaler of Nebraska; 3 great grandchildren, Carl of Washington, Katrina and Laura of Nebraska; a sister Mrs. Eunice L. L. McDaniels of Virginia; a nephew, Paul (Pete) E. Sparks of Columbus, OH, a niece Helen Hamilton of Florida; other nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jul 12, 1995

WELLS, Charles Frances
1917-1995
Charles France Wells, 77, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jul 16, following an extended illness. Mr. Wells was born Oct 18, 1917 at Blaine, a son of the late Sam and Rachel Wheeler Wells. He was a carpenter and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 19, today, at Old Hood United Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg Lewis and Clarence Mathis. Burial will be in Castle Cemetery, Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Nora Wells, 2 sisters: Dixie Cordle, Blaine, Rebecca Wilson, Ashland, KY, 3 brothers: Homer Wells, Springfield, GA, Russell Wells, Louisa and Ben Wells, Blaine; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 19, 1995

WILKES, John Henry, Jr.
1973-1995
John Henry Wilkes, Jr., 22 of route 1, Webbville, died Thursday, Jun 29 as a result of an automobile accident on KY 201 near Blaine. Mr. Wilkes was born Feb 18,1 973 at Ashland, a son of John Henry Wilkes, Sr., and Phyllis Aline Diamond Wilkes of Webbville. He was a self employed maintenance man and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 2 at Webb Chapel Church on Cooksey Fork. Burial was in Wilkes family cemetery at Webbville. Additional survivors include 7 sisters, Sandra Caudill and Deborah Presley both of Webbville, Teresa Crabtree of Obetz OH, Patty Wright and Kathy Britton both of Ashland, Johnda Elkins of Huntington, WV and Angie Wilkes of Circleville, OH; 3 brothers, William Jerry Wilkes and Danny Lee Wilkes both of Webbville, and Wayne Wilkes of Columbus, OH; and his grandparent, Albert and Shirley Wilkes of Webbville and Johnnie David of  Silver Creek, Miss., Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 5, 1995

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ADKINS, May (Stevenson)
May Adkins, 94, of Inez, died Thursday, Jul 27. Mrs. Adkins was born Jan 6, 1901 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Hinkle Stevenson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Adkins in 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 30 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Everett Nelson. Burial was in Preece Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Doris Preece of Indiana, Ruby Jo Black and Eva Ammon, both of Louisville, Ann B. Rucker of San Antonio, TX and Yvonne Cantrill of Hager Hill; a brother, Evertt Stevenson of Nolan, WV; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

BEVINS, Aubrey
1918-1995
Aubrey Bevins, 77, of Charley, died Saturday, Aug 26, a result of an auto accident on U.S. 23 and Route 1760. His wife, Clara Castle Bevins was also killed in the auto accident. Mr. Bevins was born May 24, 1918, at Georges Creek, the son of the late Willie and Martha Castle Bevins. He was a retired Lawrence County school bus driver and truck driver and a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alkie Lemaster Bevins. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 30, today, at 11 at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church by Brother Frank Blevins, Brother Ruford Blair and Brother Carlos Preston. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 3 daughters, Ireda Scarberrry of Pataskala, OH, Reneca Ann McKinster of Versailles and Carol Sue Green of Reynoldsburg, OH; one brother, Gomer Bevins of Charley; one sister Kathleen Castle of Charley and four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1995

BEVINS, Clara (Chandler-Castle)
1922-1995
Clara Castle Bevins, 72, of Charley, died Saturday, Aug 26 a result of an auto accident on U.S. 23 and route 1760. Her husband, Aubrey Bevis was also killed in the accident. Mrs. Bevins was born September 19, 1922, at Chandlersville, the daughter of the late Henry and Melanie Castle Chandler. She was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 30, today, at 11 at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church by Brother Frank Blevins, Brother Ruford Blair and Brother Carlos Preston. Graveside services will be Thursday, Aug 31 at 11 at Rosehill  Burial Park in Springfield, OH. Surviving are 5 daughters, Sue VanHoose of Lowmansville, Brenda Matney of Ironton, OH and Lois McManamay, Sharon Belcher and Debbie Craven, all of Springfield; 3 sons, Charles (Bud) Castle, Roger Castle and Donald Castle all of Springfield, OH; one brother, Norman Chandler of Florence; and 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1995

BOOTH, Tennie (Hunt)
1908-1995
Tennie Booth, 87, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Booth was born May 15, 1908 at Mill Creek, WV, a daughter of the late William and Jane Terry Hunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Booth in 1976. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 16, today, at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene Merrick, Rev. Rick Frazier and Rev. Mark Smith. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ann L. Booth of Louisa and Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) Smith of Columbus, OH; a son, Charley Booth of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

BURGESS, Georgianna
1926-1995
Georgianna Burgess, 69, of Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 3 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Miss Burgess was born Jul 26, 1926 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Homer and Imogene Wallace Burgess. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Upon her request her body was donated to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Surviving are a brother, Homer Burgess, Jr., of Port St. Lucie, FL, 2 nieces, April Ann Burgess and September Rain Burgess of Northport, NY; and an uncle, John A. Wallace of Parrish, AL. Local arrangements were under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

CARR, Harold Waymond
1924-1995
Harold Waymond Carr, 70, of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 4 at his home. Mr. Carr was born Dec 31, 1924 in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Harry and Polly Fields Carr. He was a World War II US Navy Veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 13 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are 2 daughters, Kathy Kuhn and Darlene Burke, both of Louisa; a son, Waymond Carr of Louisa; 2 sisters, Nell Daniels of Louisa and Maggie Back of Ashland and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

CHADWICK, James Kermit
1909-1995
James Kermit Chadwick, 85, of Dade City, FL, died Saturday, Jul 15. Mr. Chadwick was born at Green Valley, Lawrence County, Aug 30, 1909, a son of the late William David  and Dova Belcher Chadwick. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Dade City. Burial was in Memorial cemetery at Dade City. Surviving are his wife, Loucille Adams Chadwick, 3 sons, Ralph and Shelby of Largo, FL and James of Mulberry, FL; a sister, Edith Bradley of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

CLAY, Walter
1914-1995
Walter Clay, 80, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 16 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Clay was born Sep 11, 1914 at Clifford, a son of the late William and Nora Cox Clay. He was a member of the Crossroads United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 19 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Paul Nelson, Don Adkins and Sam Moore. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 2 sisters: Dorothy Spurlock, route 5, Louisa; Jane Pack, Wayne, WV; 4 brothers: Bill Clay, route 5, Louisa, Jim Clay and John Paul Clay both of route 1, Louisa and Tom Clay, Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1995

COMPTON, Ella Marie (Kinstler)
1907-1995
Ella Marie Compton, 88, of Lexington, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Aug 14 at he residence. Mrs. Compton was the daughter of the late James Bryan and Mary Kinstler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Compton. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Aug 16, today, at Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Hazel Kinstler of Lexington and several cousins. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

DEREFIELD, Osie (Young)
1914-1995
Osie Young Derefield, 80, of Blaine, died Saturday, Aug 12 in Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Derefield was born Nov 1, 1914 at Webbville, a daughter of the late Mart and Polly Holbrook Young. Her husband, Mont Derefield, died in 1994. She was a member of the Waterson Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 14 at Waterson Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine by the Rev. Buck Hogsten. Burial was in Derefield family cemetery at Blaine. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Larry "Norma" Fannin, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Raleigh "Betty" Campbell, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jim "Carolyn" Adams, Flemingsburg, KY, Mrs. Dennis "Brenda" Hinds, Westerville, OH; 4 sons: Carl Derefield, Galena, OH, Mont Derefield, Jr., Columbus, Tommy Derefield, Fallsburg, William "Bill" Derefield, Blaine; a brother: Johnnie Young, Webbville, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

FITCHPATRICK, Shawn Michael
Shawn Michael Fitchpatrick, infant, was still born Friday, Aug 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Aug 27 at the Fitchpatrick Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are his parents, Tommy Fitchpatrick and Carla Salyers; a sister, Emily Nicole Fitchpatrick at home, a brother, Joshua Thomas Fitchpatrick, at home; maternal grandmother, Emma Jane Salyers of Louisa and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fitchpatrick, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1995

GILL, Howard, Sr.
1914-1995
Howard A. Gill, Sr., 80, of Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 3 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Gill was born Nov 29, 1914 at Decatur, TX, a son of the late William Dolphis and Mittie Gallet Gill. There was no funeral or visitation. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Stone Gill, 2 sons Col., Paul C. Gill of Arlington, VA and Lt. Col. Howard A. Gill of Louisa; a sister, Opal Ruth of Taylor, TX; and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

GILLESPIE, Fannie L. (Dalton)
Fannie L. Gillespie, 50, of Silver Grove, died Thursday, Aug 10 at St. Luke Hospital East. Mrs. Gillespie was a cafeteria employee for Silver Creek Schools. Her husband, Ralph Gillespie died in 1992. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 13 at Carthage Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Lenoxburg Cemetery. Survivors include Ralph David Gillespie of Springdale, OH, Richard Gillespie, Scott Gillespie and C. T. Gillespie of Silver Grove; parents, Taylor and Ruth Dalton of Alexandria, formerly of Louisa; a brother, Steve Dalton of Alexandria; and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 30,1 995

HANSHAW, Cordilla (Hammond)
1910-1995
Cordilla Hammond Hanshaw, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 28 at her residence. Mrs. Hanshaw was born Mar 14, 1910 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Jay and Nannie Hargis Hammond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hanshaw. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 31 at Wilson Funeral Home by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Rethal Smith and Nancy Davidson, both of Columbus, OH, Della Gardner of Rockey Mountain, NC, and Sara Myers of Lancaster, PA; 3 sons, David Hanshaw of Sanford, NC, Virgil E. Hanshaw of Westwood, KY and Curtis Ray Hanshaw of Louisa; a sister, Nettie Mae Frye of Okeechobee, FL; a brother, Gordan Hammond of Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

HAY, William Dexter
1951-1995
William Dexter hay, 43, of Gallagher Street, Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, Jul 25 at his home. Mr. Hay was born Aug 16, 1951, at Louisa, a son of the late Hardy Martin and Tressie McBrayer Hay. He was an operating room technician at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 28 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Frazier. Burial was in Hay family cemetery at Smokey Valley. Surviving are a son, William Blaine Hay of Bolivar, OH; 3 brothers, Edward Hay of Lexington, Lee Hay of Houston, TX, and Martin Hay of Louisa; and 5 sisters, Mary Kathryn Kiriocotaulos of Lexington, Clare Frazier and Ruth Ann Smith both of Louisa, Alice Wellman of Columbus, OH and Fran Lewis of Manassas, VA. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

HOLBROOK, Cornelius Denver
1902-1995
Cornelius Denver Holbrook, 93, of South Vienna, died Saturday, Aug 12 at Heathergreene Nursing Home, Xenia, OH. Mr. Holbrook was born in Carter County, Apr 16, 1902, the son of the late Cornelius and Mary Ellen Riffe Holbrook. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, May Bradley Holbrook; a son, Bernard Delno Holbrook; 2 brothers, 10 sisters, a grandson and a great grandson. He lived in Louisa most of his life and worked for over 48 years in the oil fields as a supervisor for Columbia Gas, retiring in 1967 and moving to South Vienna in 1980. He is a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge #195, Louisa. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday, Aug 16, today, at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Masonic Lodge services will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Martha E. Kline will officiate funeral services at 1 p.m. Surviving are 4 daughters and sons in law, Phyllis E. and Paul E. Jones of South Vienna, Freida A. Christian of Puyallup, WA, Wauleka Sue and Otto F. Mitterholzer of Springfield, Marlene M. and James V. Frank of Hourna, LA; 3 sons and daughters in law, Dudley C. Holbrook of Dayton, Willis W. Holbrook of Sciotoville, and James C. and Judy Holbrook of Springfield; 26 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

HUTCHINSON, Joe S.
1918-1995
Joe S. Hutchinson, 77, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 27, following a long illness. Mr. Hutchinson was born Jun 28, 1918 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arbie and Ethel Shannon Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claudis Hutchinson. He wa a self employed painter. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 30 today, at 11 at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Merrick. Surviving are 2 half sisters, Dorothy Moore of Manassas, VA and Virginia Nunn of Radford, VA. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30, 1995

JOHNSON, William Richard
1948-1995
William Richard Johnson, 47, of Chattaroy, WV, died Wednesday, Aug 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Johnson was born Mar 12, 1948 at Martin County, a son of the late Edgar and Virginia Irene Johnson. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 11 at Vineyard Church by the Rev. Howard Haney. Burial was in Johnson family cemetery at Chattaroy, WV. Surviving are his fiancé, Debbie Lafferty Preece of Inez; 7 daughters, Sheila Maynard, Sheila Whitt, Linda Ball and Brenda Bowen all of Inez, Tammy Johnson, Helen Johnson and Erma Johnson, all at home; 3 sisters, Carmen Harless and Ruth Crum, both of Inez and Linda Blevins of Chattaroy; 5 brothers, Alvin Johnson of Louisa, Canie Johnson of Columbus, OH, John Johnson of Inez, Ronald Johnson of Portsmouth, OH, and Edgar Johnson of Lockbourne, OH and 9 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

LAYNE, Paul R.
Paul R. Layne, a native of Louisa, and a resident of Mobile, AL, since 1960, died Saturday, Jul 29 at his residence. Mr. Layne was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Pastmaster of the Azalea Masonic Lodge, a member of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla and a Senior Chief Petty Officer, U. S. Navy retired. The funeral was held Monday, Jul 31 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Burial was in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Ruth G. Layne of Mobile, Al; 2 sons, Sidney Layne of Hutnsville, AL and Charles M. Layne of Mobile; a daughter, Patricia L. Lee of Mobile; 2 step sons, Robert W. Bucci of Berkley Heights, NJ and Dr. Richard A. Bucci of Pascagoula, Miss. 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1995

LYCAN, Consie “Jr”
1913-1995
Consie “Jr.” Lycan, 81 of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Aug 7 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Lycan was born Aug 9, 1913 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Consie Lycan Sr. and Louary Wilson Lycan. He was a retired farmer, bus driver and employee of N & W Railroad. He was a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church where he was trustee for 63 years. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Aug 10 at 11 at Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Myers. Burial will be in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy B. Lycan of Prichard, WV, 2 sisters, Elizabeth Collinsworth of Vandalia, OH and Leta Hatten of Wooster, OH and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

MATOVICH, Mary
1918-1995
Mary Matovich, 77, of Oak Hill, WV, formerly of Prichard, WV, died Friday, Jul 28 in Oak Hill Plateau Medical at Oak Hill. Miss Matovich was born Feb 22, 1918 at Jenkins, a daughter of the late Mike and Kathryn Matovich. She was a member of Little Hurricane Baptist Church. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Jul 30 at the Matovich family cemetery at Prichard by the Rev. Frank McKinster. Surviving are 4 sisters, Caroline Jones of Louisa, Anna Woods of Catlettsburg, Mildred Leffler of Oak Ridge, TN and Ruth Matovich of Prichard; a brother, Michael Matovich, Jr., of Hinton, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

MEEK, Jessie Sue (Bussey)
1909-1995
Jessie Sue Bussey Meek, 87, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 6 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Meek was born May 2, 1909, at Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late Henry Webb and Ivry Pigg Bussey. She was a retired seamstress and receptionist and a member of the South Side Baptist Church for 50 years. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 9, today, at 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ed Ellington. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Dale Meek and Carl Meek, both of Louisa, a brother, Henry “Tuck” Bussey of Conyers, GA, 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

MOORE, Eugene Reuben
1925-1995
Eugene Reuben Moore, 70, of Blaine, died Tuesday, Jul 25 in University of Kentucky’s Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at Lexington. Mr. Moore was born Jan 11, 1925 at Little Blaine, a son of the late Reuben and Monnie McKinster Moore. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 29 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Tera Nelson Moore, a daughter: Sandra J. Pelok, Westerville, OH; a step daughter: Louise Carter, Blaine; 4 sisters: Roberta Ball and Wilda Ball both of Louisa, Evelyn Crabtree, Blaine, Ruby McCormick, Columbus, OH; 2 brothers: Clyde Moore, Louisa and William Moore, Columbus; 3 grandchildren, several step grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

NAPIER, Lisa (Adkins)
1966-1995
Lisa Napier, 29, of Louisville, died Friday, Aug 4 at Norton Hospital. Mrs. Napier was born May 8, 1966, at Louisa, a daughter of William Jr. and Sharon Johnson Adkins. She was a member of Holy Family Church in Louisville. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 7 at St. Judes Catholic Church by Father Ralph Beiting. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, James Napier, maternal grandmother, Fredia Burchett; paternal grandmother, Garnet Adkins; maternal grandfather, Benny Johnson; a brother, Christopher Adkins and a sister, Angela Jackson all of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

RAINES, Alice (Collins)
1921-1995
Alice Raines, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Jul 26 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Raines was born Apr 30, 1921 in Prestonsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Spears Collins. Her husband, the Rev. Grant C. Raines, died in 1970. She was a member of Bartram Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 28 at Bartram Chapel Church at Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Mac Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Landon (Ethel) Walker of Rittman, OH, Mrs. Robert (Glenda “Blondie”) Rowe of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Leslie (Diana) Sturgill of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Elmer Ray Raines and Grant Raines, Jr., both of Fort Gay and John W. Raines of Louisa; 5 sisters, Gladys Patrick, Gracie Terry, Lucy Lambert, Anice Webb and Anna Lee Jackson all of Wayne, WV; 5 brothers, Woodrow Collins of Wayne, Bobby Collins of Uniontown, OH, Marion Collins of Huntington, WV, and Tom Collins and Jeff Collins, both of Kenova, WV; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 3 foster grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

RICKMAN, Shawn Lee
Infant Shawn Lee Rickman, son of Johnny Lee and Janet Diana Rickman of Catlettsburg, died shortly after birth Monday, Aug 21 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Additional survivors include a brother, Shane Lee Rickman, at home. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Aug 23 at Buchanan Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. J. L. Moore. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 30,1 995

RUNYON, Anthony Patrick
Anthony Patrick Runyon, infant son of Arthur L. and Shannon Roach Runyon of route 5, Louisa, died Friday, Aug 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug 14 by Rev. Justin Meek at Runyon Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters, Summer Runyon and Destinie Runyon, both at home; paternal grandparents, Arthur B. and Glenda Runyon, Patrick Oloughlin, Wichita, KS and Carolyn King of Columbus, OH. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

SHARPE, Virginia Sue (Hayes)
Virginia Sue Hayes Sharpe, of El Paso, TX, formerly of Louisa, died at her home Saturday, Aug 5. Mrs. Sharpe was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hayes of Louisa. Graveside services were held at National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, TX Thursday, Aug 10. Surviving are her husband, Edward C. Sharpe; a son, Allan Sharpe of El Paso, and a sister Arta Ruth Thompson of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

SKAGGS, Recie (Thompson)
1926-1995
Recie Susalina Thompson Skaggs, 68, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, Jul 26 at Paul B. Hall Medial Center. Mrs. Skaggs was born Sep 12, 1926 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late John Levi Henderson and Claudia Hammon Thompson. She was a homemaker and member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 29 at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Conley and John Skaggs, officiating. Burial was in Skaggs and Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Pallbearers were Jeremy L. Skaggs, Christopher A. Skaggs, Brett A. Skaggs, 2nd Lt. Carlos DeLaGarza Jr., Lloyd Lemaster and Lt. Benjamin L. Wynkoop. Surviving are her husband, Edgel Skaggs; 2 sons, Gary Joe Skaggs of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Larry Gene Skaggs of Lowmansville; 5 daughters, Lela Skaggs and Mary Adams, both of Lowmansville, Joann Castle of Swanton, OH, Claudine DeLaGarza of Radcliff and Connie Music of Ulysses; 2 brothers, Clayton Thompson of New Philadelphia, OH and Henry Thompson of West Jefferson, OH; 2 sisters, Lucy Beaver of Ashkum, IL, and June Randalph of Paducah; and 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 23, 1995

SMITH, Ollie (Queen)
1898-1995
Ollie Q. Smith, 96, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born Aug 13, 1898, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Elizabeth Webb Queen. Her husband, Bert Smith died in 1986. She was a retired merchant and a member of Order of Eastern Star at Louisa and Glenwood Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 5 at Fallsburg Tabernacle. Burial was in Queen Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Edward (Reba) Reeves of Louisa; 3 great nieces and 3 great-great nieces. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

SPENCE, Sammy Wade
1957-1995
Sammy Wade Spence, 37, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Aug 1 at his residence. Mr. Spence was born Dec 14, 1957 at Louisa, a son of Margaret Bowen Carroll and the late Donald Wade Spence. He was a self employed auto mechanic. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 4 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Webb Cemetery, Webb, WV. Surviving in addition to his mother are 3 sons, Brad Spence of Huntington, WV, Josh Spence of North Carolina and Shawn Cochran of Vero Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Donna Jackson and Mitsey Roberts both of Louisa; 6 brothers, James Dean of Mariana, FL, Jesse Dean of Charlotte, NC, David Spence of Louisa, Dave Spence and Don Spence both of Delbarton, WV and Hank Carroll of Panama City, FL. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Aug 9, 1995

THORNSBERRY Irene (Albright)
1907-1995
Irene Thornsberry, 88, of Louisa, died Monday, Aug 7 at Three Rivers Medical Centre. Mrs. Thornsberry was born Aug 4, 1907 at East Fork, a daughter of the late William and Ellie Carter Albright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thornsberry.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Aug 10 at 2 at Young Funeral Home  Chapel by the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will be in Thornsberry Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Juanita Hammond of Mt. Sterling, OH, a son, George Thornsberry of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Marie McDowell of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 9, 1995

WEBB, Joe Wayne
1948-1995
Joe Wayne Webb, 46, of Las Vegas, NV, died Saturday, Jul 8. Mr. Webb was born Oct 14, 1948, in Lawrence County, a son of Eva Adams Webb of Las Vegas and the late Earsel Webb, formerly of Lawrence County. He was the grandson of the late Smith and Ida Berry Adams and the late Millard and Gertrude Moore Webb, all of Lawrence County. He was a 39 year resident of Las Vegas and a furniture store warehouseman. Burial was in Eden Vale Cemetery, Las Vegas. Surviivng are his wife, Kaylene Webb; 5 daughters, Michelle Marie Natali, Judy, Stephanie Kay Bunton, Denise Lynette Searle and Jennifer Lee Webb of Visalia CA; 2 sons Daniel Wayne Webb and Kevin Wayne Searle; 2 brothers, Randy Webb and Millard Webb  of Las Vegas; 3 sisters, Betty Loitz and Wanda Webb both of Las Vegas and Dorothy Ingrassia of York, KY and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Aug 2, 1995

WEBB, Nan (Wellman)
1908-1995
Nan Webb, 87, of 2119 Jefferson Ave. Huntington, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Aug 10 in Ironton. Mrs. Webb was born Apr 2, 1908, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Elish and Lexie Selby Wellman. Her husband, John Webb, preceded her in death. She was a member of Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 12 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery at Huntington. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Webb of Prichard, WV and Clifford Webb of Huntington; a daughter, Mildred Robinson of Huntington; 20 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 16, 1995

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BARNETTE, Ethel (Wheeler)
1903-1995
Ethel Barnette, 92, of Worthington, OH, formerly of Greenbrier, died Wednesday, Aug 30. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Ashland. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 3 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernie Daniel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Betts of Worthington; 2 sons, Clyde Jr. Barnette of Columbus and Paul Barnette of Bellville, OH; 2 sisters, Joy Thompson and Evelyn Ward, both of Ashland, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

BRANDT, Pauline (Moore)
1930-1995
Pauline Brandt, 65, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Sep 3, following a short illness. Mrs. Brandt was born Jul 1, 1930, at Lowmansville, a daughter of the late Dennis and Rachel Moore. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 6, today, at Young Funeral Home Chapel at 2 by the Rev. Billy Boyd. Burial will be in Hannah Cemetery, Lowmansville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Marquita Asher of Dillsboro, IN and Sheila Stevens of Lowmansville; a son, Lavern Brandt of Lowmansville; 4 sisters, Ruby Rush of Ashland, Elnita Kirk of Lowmansville, Molie Patton of Garrett and Arlene Dale of Paintsville; a brother, Fred Dye and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

BRYANT, Earsel
Earsel Bryant, 65, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, Sep 25. Mr. Bryant was born at Lawrence County, a son of the late Harrison and Betha Bryant. He was retired from Techneglas and a member of GNP International Union Local # 306. The funeral will be Friday, Sep 29 at 2 at Belles Chapel Church by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Frances L. Hayes Bryant of Columbus, a son, E. Wray Bryant of Columbus; 2 brothers, Earnest Bryant of Louisa and Charles Bryant of Florida; 3 sisters, Flora Price of Louisa, Allean Venske and Estlenn Venske both of Wisconsin. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

CHAFFIN, John Milton
1910-1995
John Milton Chaffin, 84, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 25 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Chaffin was born Dec 24, 1910, at Lowmansville, a son of the late James and Nellie Young Chaffin. He was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, Malden, MO and Lions Club at Malden. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Sep 29 at 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Father Ralph W. Bieting and Rev. Richard Held. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dove Wallace Chaffin; a daughter, Helen Waller of El Dorado, KS; a step daughter, Elsie Lee Jones of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

CHILDERS, Julia K. (Davis)
1909-1995
Julia K. Childers, 86, of Strasburg, VA, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 25 in Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Mrs. Childers was born Aug 9, 1909 at Richardson, a daughter of the late Rufus and Mertie Childers Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Childers in 1990. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 28 at 11 at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. James A. Hayes.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters: Clara Nofsinger, Strasburg, VA, Ruth Lemaster, Louisa; Ruby Clark, Summerfield, FL, Sue Nunamaker, Herdon, VA; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

FLUTY, Carl
1924-1995
Carl Fluty, 71, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Sep 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Fluty was born Mar 1, 1924, at Matewan, WV, a son of the late Tom Harrison and Sedella Judd Fluty. He was a retired employee of N & W Railroad and a member of Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 at Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 16 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Endicott Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jane Patterson Fluty, a daughter: Barbara Sue Leise, Attica, OH, 3 sons: Carl "Buck" Thomas Fluty, Fort Gay, Larry Lee Fluty, Clearwater, FL, Terry Richard Fluty, Louisa; 3 sisters: Hazel McCoy, route 5, Louisa, Virginia Louise Meade, Prichard, WV, Vicie Lee Albert, Eaton, OH; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1995

HARDWICK, Anjelica
Anjelica Anne Hardwick died Friday, Sep 1 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was the daughter of Andy Hewlett and Mary E. Hardwick of Catlettsburg. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Sep 3 at Hardwick family cemetery at Bromley Ridge, Fort Gay, by grandfather, Colonel Hardwick. Also surviving are a brother, Joseph Hewlett of Ashland; maternal grandparents, Colonel and Beulah Hardwick of Fort Gay; and paternal grandparents, Jack and Jeannie Hewlett of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

HICKMAN, Donald W.
1935-1995
Donald W. Hickman, 59, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Hickman was born Sep 12, 1935 at Torchlight, KY, a son of the late Lafe and Addie Parker Hickman. He was an employee of Adam’s Construction Company and attended Moore’s Chapel Church. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Sep 15 at 1 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Douglas Wilhite and Rev. Tom Jones. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann McCormick Hickman of Louisa; 4 sons, Mark David Hickman of Louisa, Robert B. “Bob” Hickman of Ashland, Donald Ray Hickman of Meades Branch and Lafe Edward Hickman of Colorado; a daughter Minnie Kay Simpkins of Louisa; 11 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; 5 sisters, violet Sexton of Johnstown, OH, Veria Williamson of Columbus, OH, Minnie Sietz of White Hall, OH, Joanna Bevins and Nancy Brown both of Reynoldsburg, OH. Arrangements under direction of Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1995

JOHNSON, Clyde
1926-1995
Clyde Johnson, 69, of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 14 at his home. Mr. Johnson was born Jan 31, 1926 at Pleasant Ridge, a son of the late Edd and Susanna Salyers Johnson. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 16 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dwight Barker and the Rev. Danny Endicott. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Boggs Johnson, a daughter: Brenda Kay Cyrus, route 2, Louisa; a son: Larry Johnson, Louisa; 5 brothers: Paul Ray Johnson, Jack Johnson, Carl Johnson, Bennie Johnson, all of Louisa and Bill Johnson, Catlettsburg, KY; a sister: Rosa Mae Tucker, Parkersburg, WV; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1995

JOHNSON, Yvonne (Ratliff)
1935-1995
Yovnne Johnson, 60, of Minerva, OH, died Wednesday, Sep 13 at her home following a short illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Sep 4, 1935 at Van Lear, KY, a daughter of Walker and Virgie Music Ratliff. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Hinkle. She was the former owner of the Village Shoe Shoppe in Minerva where she was presently employed, a member of the First Church of God in Minerva where she was a Past President of the Women’s Missionary Society, a Sunday school teacher and former Sunday school superintendent. She was also a graduate of Louisa High School. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 16 at the Minerva First Church of God with the Rev. Fredrick Bays officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery in Minerva. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, H. K. Johnson; 4 sisters, Verna Fletcher of Knoxville, TN,
Verla Phelps of Wilkinson, WV, Viola Music of David, KY and Valerie Branham of Van Lear, KY; a brother, Jerry Ratliff of North Canton, OH; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1995

MEEK, Neva Ruth (Hall)
1905-1995
Neva Hall Meek, 89, of Point Section, Louisa, died Friday, Sep 1, at her home. Mrs. Meek was born Sep 20,1 905, at Clifford, a daughter of the late James William and Narie Bell Maynard Hall. Her husband, Joe Frank Meek, died in 1970. A son, Billy Joe Meek, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of God at Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 4 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 5 daughters, Jewell Younce Dixon of Crystal Rivers, FL, Lillian Short of Chesterton, IN, Juanita Queen Blankenship and Bobbie G. Meek, both of Louisa, and Martha Walters of Catlettsburg; 2 sons, Clarence Meek and James Frank Meek both of Louisa; 21 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

MOUNTS, Andrew
1915-1995
Rev. Andrew Jackson Mounts, Sr., 80, of Delbarton, WV, died Thursday, Sep 21 following a long illness. Mr. Mounts was born Jun 1, 1915 at Blaine, a son of the late Andrew J. and Virgie Allison Mounts. He was a member of the First Church of God, World War II veteran and past minister of Springfield Pentecostal Assembly of God. He retired from White Motors in 1983. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 23 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Noel and Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mayer, WV. A military service was conducted by American Legion W. O. Johnson Post #89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6103, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Martin Mounts, 2 sons, Andrew J. Mounts, Jr. and Robert Mounts, both of Springfield, OH; one step son, Bruce Baisden of Springfield, OH; 3 daughters, Joan Thompson, Shirley Preddy and Isabelle Olderham, all of Springfield, OH; 2 brothers, Wilbur C. Mounts and Lucian Mounts, both of Springfield, OH; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

MUNCY, Elmon Eugene
1935-1995
Elmon Eugene Muncy, 60, of Huber Heights, OH, died Sunday, Sep 17. Mr. Muncy was born Jul 16, 1935, a son of Irene Cyrus Muncy of Huber Heights, OH and the late Ernest Muncy. He was a member of the U. S. Trotting Association, West Virginia Governors Board of Transportation, and past president of Travelers Association. He graduated from Louisa High School in 1953. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Yvonne Campbell Muncy; 2 sons, Chris Muncy of Cedarville, OH and Mark Muncy of Sanford, FL; a brother, Frank Muncy of Roanoke, AL and 5 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1995

MUNCY, Louella Pearl (Evans)
1937-1995
Louella Pearl Muncy, 58, of Crum, WV, died Thursday, Sep 21 in Williamson Memorial Hospital in West Virginia. Mrs. Muncy was born Jan 13, 1937, at Webb, a daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Sparks Evans. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 24 at the home by the Rev. Greenway Parsley. Burial was in Muncy Cemetery at Crum. Surviving are her husband, Troy Muncy, 3 daughters, Patsy Ellen Marcum, Mary Cathern Hatfield and Donna Gail Hicks, all of Crum; 3 sons, Steve Allen Muncy, Billy Roy Muncy, and Robert James Muncy, all of Crum; 3 sisters, Irene Perry of Fort Gay, WV, Edith Johnson of Kermit, WV, and Mary Marie Pack of Crum; 2 brothers, Richard Evans of Chapmanville, WV and Billy Ray Evans of Darbydale, OH and 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

PETERS, Blanche M.
1927-1995
Blanche M. Peters, 67, of Mansfield, OH, died Friday, Sep 1. Mrs. Peters was born Dec 8, 1927 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Roy Trent and Ethel Pauley. She was a member of Cook Road Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 5 at Peters Chapel Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Surviving are her husband, Noah B. Peters, Jr., a daughter, Dennis Karen Joy of Lexington; a son, Mitchell Peters and wife, Monica of Lexington; 2 sisters, Charlene Johnson of Reynoldsburg, OH and Costella Artrip of Baltimore, MD; and special cousin, Mavis Pauley Martin of Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

Blanche M. Peters, 67, of Bellville, OH died Friday, Sep 1 at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Peters was born Dec 8, 1927 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Roy and Ethel Pauley Trent and had lived in this area since 1947. She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Trent, Jr.. She was a member of Cook Road Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 5 at Peters Chapel Church by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Fort Gay. Surviving are her husband, Noah B. Peters, Jr., a daughter and son in law, Karen Joy and Dennis Bowman of Lexington; a son and daughter in law, Kerry Mitchel and Monica Peters of Lexington; a grandson; a granddaughter, 2 sisters, Charlene Johnson of Reynoldsburg and Costella Artrip of Baltimore; and a special cousin, Mavis L. Pauley Martin, with whom she grew up. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1995

PIGG, Elman, Sr.
1918-1995
Elman Clay Pigg, Sr., 76 of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 9 at his home in Columbus. Mr. Pigg was born Nov 15,1918, at Busseyville, a son of the late James Milton and Lena Clay Pigg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Cyrus Pigg in 1987. He was a retired employee of General Maintenance and Engineering at Columbus, OH and a Navy veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 12 at Wilson Funeral Home by Pastor Dan Sommers. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery at Smokey Valley, KY. Surviving are a son, Elman Clay Pigg, Jr., of Columbus, OH; 3 daughters, Lena Pigg of Columbus, OH, Roberta Phelps of New Albany, OH and Lois Cox of Lafayette, CO; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1995

SAWYER, Della (Spillman)
1912-1995
Della Spillman Sawyer, 83, died Thursday, Sep 7 at Logan General Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Sawyer was born Jan 17, 1912 at Louisa, a daughter of the late James Wiley and Victoria Berry Spillman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude W. Sawyer, 2 daughters, Estlene Workman and Eula Kinser Wheatley Adkins, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a retired practical nurse having served 33 years with Logan General and 10 years with Man Appalachian Hospital, a member of the local, state and national LPN Associations, and a member of the Central United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sep 10 at James Funeral Home, Logan, WV with Rev. Glenn White, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Surviving are one son, Ersel (Gene) Sawyer of Logan, one brother, Willie Spillman of Webbville; 7 grandsons, Larry and wife Linda Kinser of Logan, Frederick D. and wife Charlotte Kinser of Fayetteville, NC, Paul E. and wife Kathy Kinser of Chapmanville, Lawrence and wife Theresa Wrokman of Verdunville, Scott D. Workman of Logan, Timothy Sawyer of Austin, TX, Gregory Sawyer of San Antonio, TX, Victoria Lynn  Workman of Lexington;12 grandchildren, Stephen, Carol  Elizabeth, Bradley, Chadm Paula Ann, Jeremy, Frankie Kinser, Audra Kay and Scott II Workman, D. J. and Michelle Dyke, Adam Sawyer, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

SPARKS, William Alden
1915-1995
William Alden Sparks, 80, of Webbville, died Thursday, Sep 14 at his residence. Mr. Sparks was born Feb 5, 1915, at Webbville, a son of the late George Sr., and Martha Stevens Sparks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Sparks in 1994. He was a member of Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Laborers Local #1445 in Catlettsburg. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 16 at the Malone Funeral Home by the ministers, Gary Sparks and David Boggs. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, George Sparks of Webbville and Bert Sparks of Ashland; and 2 sisters, Mae Pennington of Webbville and Martha Savage of Grayson. Big Sandy News, Sep 20, 1995

TERRY, Lizzie Lou (Fitchpatrick)
1909-1995
Lizzie Lou Terry, 86, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 4 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Terry was born at Richardson, a daughter of the late Davi C. and Nora Dova Fraley Fitchpatrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Terry in 1974 and a daughter, Sue Ellen Ratliff. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 6, (today) at Mt. Olive United Baptist Church by the Elders Claude Mollett, Jay Crum, Carter Williams and Gene Barnett. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are daughters: Mary Elizabeth Preston and Yvonne Nell Little, both of Louisa, Katherine Runyon, Webbville, Nora Jean Stapleton, Richardson; 5 sons: Bobby Ray Terry, Columbus, OH, William D. Terry, Mont Jacob Terry, Ronald Terry, Larry Milton Terry all of Louisa, 3 sisters: Christine Moore, Richardson, Eva Chaffin, Inez, KY, Bessie Laney, Richardson, 3 brothers: Milton Fitch and Patrick Fitch both of Richardson, Jacob Fitch, Feds Creek, KY; 39 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

THOMPSON, Billy
1930-1995
Billy Thompson, 65, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 6 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born Apr 25, 1930 at Whitehouse, a son of the late Carson and Molly Martin Thompson. His wife, Mary Ellen Thompson died in 1989. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 8 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 2 sons: Bill Thompson, and Charles Thompson both of Fort Gay; 2 daughters: Mary Elizabeth Thompson and Shirley Caudill both of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 13, 1995

VANOVER, Dovie (Marshall)
1908-1995
Dovie A. Marshall Vanover, 86, of Martha, died Tuesday, Sep 19 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Vanover was born Dec 30, 1908, at Relief, a daughter of the late Tom and Mert Johnson Marshall. She was a member of Mazie United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 22 at the home by Elmer Birchwell, Paul Keaton and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Vanover Cemetery at Martha. Surviving are her husband, Tommy Vanover; a son: John T. Vanover, Brookville, OH; a sister: Elsie Skaggs, Flat Gap, KY; a brother: Emory Marshall, Ironton, OH; a foster son: Ashley Lee "Tobbie" Marshall, Jr., Martha; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 27, 1995

WALKER, Mildred Glee (Sprague)
1922-1995
Mildred Glee Walker, 73, of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, Aug 29 at her home. Mrs. Walker was born Aug 21, 1922 at Kenova, WV, a daughter of the late Milton and Jessie Mae Whitney Sprague. She was a member of Bellomy Chapel and a World War II veteran. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Aug 31 at Ellis Cemetery at Little Hurricane, WV. Surviving are her husband, Amos “Jake” Walker; 2 daughters, Billie Jean Ellis of Prichard and Rhonda Leigh Zook of Titusville, FL; a son, Philip Alvin Walker of Prichard, a brother, Spurling Bruce Sprague of Memphis, TN; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

WELLMAN, Floyd
1901-1995
Floyd Wellman, 94, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Sep 2 in Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital at Somerset. Mr. Wellman was born Jan 27, 1901, at Fort Gay, a son of the late George Bascom and Bird Della Akers Wellman. His wife, Josephine Hurley Wellman, died in 1980. He was preceded in death by a son, Bascom Denzel Wellman. He was retired from N & W Railroad and a member of Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Sep 5 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Hayton. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 4 daughters, Florine Wellman of Fort Gay, Birdie Delphine Vaughn and Anna Fae Hayes, both of Dearborn, MI an Gladys Lela Crabtree of Somerset; 2 sons, Franklin Wellman of Manchester, MI and Charles Wellman of Woodland, TX; 3 sisters, Stella Pennington of Huntington, WV, Lily Castle of Louisa, and Mildred Akers of Ovieda, FL; 4 brothers, Carl Wellman and Frank Wellman both of Fort Gay, George Wellman of Prichard, WV, and Johnnie Wellman of Midway, OH; 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

YOUNG, Ovoca M.
Funeral services for Ovoca M. Young of Tampa, who passed away Saturday, Sep 2 at Tampa General Hospital Tampa, after a short illness, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 6 (today) at Bayshore United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bruce Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Young was born in Robbins, TN, she was a long time resident of Louisa, KY and moved to Tampa in 1956. She was a manicurist for many years at Lucy’s Fancy and a long time member of Bayshore United Methodist Church. The light of her life was her sons, Eddie and Gary, both of Dade City and Kenneth of Long Beach, CA. She is further survived by her brother, John Chitwood of Louisville, KY; 5 sisters, Lois Ballard and Georgia Welty of Tampa, Murley Walters and Mina Wiseman of Baltimore, MD, and Ruth George of Onieda, TN; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Sherman. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Curry & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa. Big Sandy News, Sep 6, 1995

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ADAMS, Carl
1940-1995
Carl Adams went to be with Christ on Thursday, Oct 12 with his wife and children by his side. Mr. Adams was born Oct 16, 1940 in Pickaway Township to Highly Jane and the late Homer Adams of Circleville. He was a carpenter and was owner of Adams Overhead Garage Doors. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Local 200, Busy bee Modulators and CB Club (nickname Doorhanger). The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 15 at the Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home with the Rev. William Haddox and the Rev. Ed Crabtree officiating. Burial was in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Connie L. Strous Adams; 2 sons, Carl (Valli) Adams, Jr., of Circleville and David Edward (Lisa) Adams of Chesapeake, VA; a daughter, Lisa Faye Adams (Rick) Owens of Circleville; 2 grandchildren, Ashley Faye Owens and Kyle Patrick Adams; 4 brothers, Homer L. (Yvonne) Adams, Russell E. (Katherine) Adams, and Donald (Alma Jean) Adams all of Circleville and Roy (Norma) Adams of Kingston; 2 sisters, Irene (Earsall) Young and Shirley (Ted) Raymond all of Circleville and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

ADKINS, Janis (Bussey)
1942-1995
Janis Bussey Adkins, 52, of Grove City, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 22. Mrs. Adkins was born Dec 24, 1942, a daughter of Edith Thompson Bussey of Louisa and the late Robert S. Bussey. She was a member of Community Freewill Baptist Church, West Jefferson and was employed at Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH, for 34 years, where she was a supervisor. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 23 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Newman and Dr. James Hayes. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Dean Adkins, a daughter, Paula Nance of West Jefferson, a granddaughter, Heather Renee Nance at home; 2 brothers, Bruce Bussey of Louisa and Paul W. Bussey of Salyersville and a sister, Karen Basilio of Gahanna, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

ALLEN, Bertha (Rowe)
1920-1995
Bertha Rowe Allen, 75, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Allen was born May 4, 1920, at Georges Creek, a daughter of the late Theron and Edith Maynard Rowe. She was a member of Burnaugh Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel at 11 by the Rev. Edgar (Pete) Miller. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are husband, Elbert Allen, 3 sons: Derald Allen, Ashland, KY and Garry M. Allen and Phillip T. Allen both of Fallsburg, KY; a brother: Theron Rowe, Fostoria, OH, a sister: Mabel Woods, Vickery, OH, a half sister: Ethel Spears, Sandusky, OH; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

BALL, Lois (Roberts)
1919-1995
Lois R. Ball, 75, of St. Albans, WV, died Friday, Sep 29 in C.A.M.C. General Hospital at Charleston. Mrs. Ball was born Nov 17, 1919 at Louisa, a daughter of the late John B. and Susan Crank Roberts. Her husband, Clement Ball, died in 1991. the funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 3 daughters: Judith Ball, Oak Park, IL, Annabelle Galyean, Lewisburg, WV, Susan Ball, St. Albans, WV; a son: John B. Ball, St. Albans; 2 sisters: Frances W. Roberts and Caroline Taylor both of St. Albans; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Oct 4, 1995

BORDERS, Serielda (Murray)
1915-1995
Serielda Murray Borders, 80, of Ulysses, died Saturday, September 30 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Borders was born sep 3, 1915, at Chestnut, a daughter of the late Bethley and Kitty Kitchen Murray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Borders in 1974, and two daughters, Shelby Jean Borders and Mary Catherine Borders. She was a member of United Baptist church at Henrietta. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home by George Herman Boyd and Harold Stevens. Burial was in Borders Chapel Cemetery, Ulysses.  Surviving are a daughter, Willie Faye Borders Childers of Louisa; three sons, Johnny Borders and Larry Edward Borders, both of Louisa, and Wendell Borders of Ulysses; three sisters, Sophia George of Louisa, Lola George of Ulysses and Carmel Wiley of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

BOWEN, Loretta (Whitt)
1961-1995
Loretta Whitt Bowen, 33 of Louisa, died Friday, Oct 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Bowen was born Dec 21, 1961 in Martin County, a daughter of Nancy Whitt of  Louisa and the late Raymond Whitt. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 9 at Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev. Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Bowen Cemetery at Louisa. Additional survivors include 4 daughters, Gena Bowen, Miranda Bowen, April Bowen and Tiffany Bowen, all of Louisa; 3 sons, Daniel Whitt, Paul Bowen, and Brian Bowen, all of Louisa; 6 sisters, Linda Dalton of Martin County, Arvie Whitt, Donna Stacy, Sandra Skaggs and Amanda Whitt, all of Louisa, and Ella Maynard of Crum, WV; and 2 brothers, Michael Whitt and Larry Whitt, both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995

BOWEN, William
1928-1995
William Isaac Bowen, 66, of Inez, died Wednesday, Oct 11 at his residence. Mr. Bowen was born in Martin County, a son of the late Ramson and Hazel Chaffin Bowen. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Chavez. He was a retired service station owner-operator. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 13 at Vineyard United Baptist Church by Rev. Bromley Marcum. Burial was in Bowen Cemetery, Inez. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Fields Bowen of Inez; 6 daughters, Carolyn Stafford of Mt. Sterling, Mary Wellman, Ruth Johnson and Norma Phelps, all of Inez, Brenda Moore of Johnson County and Ida Bowen of Finland; 2 sons, Allen Bowen of Inez and Joey Bowen of Cincinnati, OH; 3 sisters, Effie Preston, Charity McCoy and Leona Maynard all of Inez; 2 brothers,  Tommy Bowen of Inez and Randall Bowen of Tomahawk; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995

BROWNING, Kaytlyn
Infant Kaytlyn Browning, daughter of Dempsey and Lois Lynn Hardwick Browning, of Fort Gay, died shortly after birth, Sunday, Oct 22 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 25 today at Hardwick Cemetery, Fort Gay at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Scott and Rebecca Hardwick of Fort Gay; paternal grandparents, Cebron and Anise Browning of Prichard, WV; great grandmothers, Jessie Napier and Spicey Robertson, both of Prichard. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

BUTLER, Raymond
1916-1995
Raymond Butler, 79, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 2 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Butler was born May 17, 1916 at Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Rawleigh and Martha Edwards Butler. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Louisa, graduated from Blaine High School, attended Morehead University and Eastern University and was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired postal clerk and school teacher with Lawrence County school system. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 5 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eugene Merrick and Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Butler of Louisa; 2 sons, D. Edward Butler of Louisa and James R. Butler of Ashland; 3 granddaughters, Lexie, Ashley and Allison Butler, 2 sisters, Mildred Butler and Loraine Burton, both of Blaine and a brother, Charles Butler of Blaine. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995

COLVIN, Eugene Ray
1924-1995
Eugene Ray Colvin, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, September 30, at his residence. Mr. Colvin was born January 10, 1924, in Johnson County, the son of the late Roy and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mollett Colvin.  A daughter, Emily Yvonne Trimble died in 1975. He was a foreman for South Central Bell, member of Louisa Methodist Church and World War II U. S. Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, October 2, at Louisa United Methodist Church, by Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Young Colvin, a daughter, Kimberly Colvin Thomas of Paintsville; two sons, David Colvin and E. R. Colvin, II, both of Pikeville; two sisters, Frances Short of Fairborn, OH, and Lois Rigsby of Wooster, OH; two brothers, Fred T. Colvin of Decatur, IL and Roy M. Colvin of Titusville, FL; and three grandchildren and one step grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

CRABTREE, Annie (Meredith)
1896-1995
Annie Meredith Crabtree, 99, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Sep 29 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born Sep 12, 1896 at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William David and Alice Wellman Meredith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Crabtree in 1965. She was a member of the Big Hurricane Methodist Church at Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 1 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Otto Perry. Burial was in Meredith Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are one daughter, Bertha Perry Brumfield of Prichard, WV and one sister, Nanny Johnson of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

FRAZIER, Billy Joe
1973-1995
Billy Joe Frazier, 22, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Oct 18 in Ashland. Mr. Frazier was born Aug 9,1 973, a son of Sheridan Frazier of Ashland and Ruby Cole Vance also of Ashland. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 22 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Clifford. Surviving in addition to his parents are his step father, Steve Vance of Ashland; a daughter, Jessica Nicole Frazier of Ashland; a sister, Brenda Branham of Ashland; 4 brothers, Tony Frazier, Bobby Frazier, Ernest Frazier and Gary Frazier all of Ashland; aunts and uncles, and maternal grandmother, Carrie Williamson of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

GREEN, Patricia Ann (Seymore)
1951-1995
Patricia Ann Green, 44 of Blaine, died Saturday, Oct 14 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Green was born Feb 25, 1951 in Columbus, OH, a daughter of Charles Eugene Tobin and the late Carol Ann Seymore. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Oct 16 at Skaggs Cemetery by the Rev. Buck West. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Eddie Green of Martha; 2 daughters, Penny Ann Green and Debra Sue Green both of Martha; 2 sons, Bryan Green and Rickie Lee Green, both of Martha and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

JORDAN, Joe B. Sr.
1931-1995
Joe B. Jordan, Sr., 63, a 25 year resident of Ravenna, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 16 at Altercare Nursing Home of Ravenna. Mr. Jordan was born Dec 24, 1931 in Georges Creek, a son of Lindsey and Sarah Scarberry Jordan. He was a member of Blackhorse Baptist Church of Ravenna and had served with the U.S. Army in Korea. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Oct 19 at 2 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. A military graveside service will be conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Senters Jordan, sons and daughters in law, Joe B. Jordan, Jr. and wife, Sandi of Steetsboro, Roger Dale Jordan and wife, Debbie at home, daughter, Mrs. Gary (Anna) Jordan Johngrass of Ravenna; 3 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren, step brothers, James D. Scarberry and Noah Scarberry, Jr. both of Columbus, OH and Jacob Scarberry of Texas. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Oct 18, 1995

KITCHEN, Birdie May (Spillman)
1922-1995
Birdie May Kitchen, 73, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 1 at her home. Mrs. Kitchen was born Jul 10, 1922 at Louisa, a daughter of the late James Martin and Julie Adkins Spillman. She was a member of Stowe Baptist Center Church at Columbus. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Oct 3 at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, James W. Kitchen, a brother, Tommy J. Spillman of Columbus; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

MARTIN, William Frederick
1909-1995
William Frederick Martin, 85, of Goose Creek, SC, died Friday, Sep 29 at his residence. Mr. Martin was born Nov 6, 1909 at Hueyville, KY, a son of the late David Banner and Hattie Allen Martin. He was a member of First Christian Church of Louisa; U. S. Navy World War II veteran, A.A. R. P. Strict Observance Lodge, A & FM #73 and a member of Scottish Rite. He was a retired foreman of utilities distribution of Columbia Gas of Kentucky. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 4, today, at 11 at Stuhr’s Greenridge Road Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Thursday, Oct 5 at 3 p.m. Surviving are 2 sons, William F. Martin, II of Goose Creek, SC and James Timothy Martin of Manchester, CT; 3 granddaughters, and 2 sisters, Grace Kouns of Ashland and Ida Bowman of McKee, KY. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

NEWSOME, Donald
1926-1995
Donald Newsome, 68, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Oct 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Newsome was born Dec 15, 1926 at Louisa a son of the late Hez and Nora Day Newsome. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by John Walters. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean Rittman Newsome; a daughter, Mary Katherine Clay of Louisa; 4 sons, Donald Newsome of Piketon, OH, John Newsome of McDermot, OH, Dean Newsome of Catlettsburg and Brian Newsome of Louisa; a brother, Ed Newsome of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Mary Presley of Louisa and Cora Newsome of Catlettsburg and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995

PACK, Effie (Thompson)
1910-1995
Effie Pack, 85, of Inez, died Saturday, Oct 21, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Pack was born Oct 8, 1910 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jim and Grace Fannin Thompson. She was retired postmaster and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 24 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Rev, John Goble. Burial was in Pack-Justice Cemetery Surviving are 2 sons, Carl Pack, Jr., of Louisa and Douglas C. Pack of Groveport, OH; a daughter, Greta Maynard of Inez; a half sister, Ludie Robinson of Warfield; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

PERRY, Ray Delbert
1946-1995
Ray Delbert Perry, 49, of  Grove City, OH, died Tuesday, Sep 26. Mr. Perry was born Jun 8, 1946, at Vallejo, CA, a son of the late H. C. and Nevada Colton Perry. He was a member of Mill Wright Local #1241, Columbus, a 1966 graduate of Plains High School and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union at Mt. Sterling, OH. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 29 at Porter Funeral Home at Mt. Sterling by the Rev. Baker. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Perry, a son, Tony Perry of Toledo, OH; 2 daughters, Robin Perry of Hilliard, OH, and Summer Perry of Grove City, OH; 2 brothers, Leroy Perry of Whittier, CA and Kenneth Perry of Mt. Sterling; 2 sisters, Corrine Brainard of Elyria, OH and Mary Stage of Mt. Sterling and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1995

RYLAND, Joe Sydney
1932-1995
Joe Sydney Ryland, 63, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 12. Mr. Ryland was born Jun 17, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Thelma Fraley Ryland. He was a retired welder, ACF, member of VFW Post 1021, Fort Gay, veteran of Korean War and member of Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack; a sister, Almeta and a son, Charles Nelson. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Oct 15 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Danny Brown. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jean (Toots) Pack; a daughter Dianna Sammons of Louisa; a son, Doug Ryland of Louisa; 4 grandchildren, Jeff Nelson, Carrie Sammons, Ryan Sammons and Corey Ryland, all of Louisa; one great grandchildren, Warren Nelson of Louisa; a sister, Phyllis Cyrus of Fort Gay; a brother, Charles Gibson Ryland of Grayson; several nieces and nephews and a long time friend, J. D. Crabtree. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 18, 1995

SAVAGE, William Arthur, Jr.
1930-1995
William Arthur Savage, Jr., 65, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 1. Mr. Savage was born Jun 22, 1930 in New Hampshire, a son of the late William Savage, Sr. He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of Frigidaire Company of Dayton, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 4, today, at 1 at the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Irene Preston Savage, Louisa; a sister, Dorothy Halbohn of Georgia and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 4, 1995

SLONE, Norman Hansel
Norman Hansel Slone, 69, of Columbus, died Sunday, Oct 15 at Grant Hospital. Mr. Slone was retired from Electronics Marketing Corp., an Air Force veteran of World War II and member of the Williams Road Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 19 at Williams Road Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Hubert Slone. Interment followed in Sunset Cemetery with Rev. Donald Glenn officiating at the gravesite. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Slone, daughters, Norma Jean (Norman) Henslee of Orient, Carolyn (Ron) Dozer of Columbus and Brenda Rogers of Grove City; grandchildren, Roger Henslee, Russell Henslee, Jim Dozer and Sherise Rogers; great grandchildren, Jordan Cherise Henslee and Cole Jacob Henslee; and several nieces and nephews, including Roma Slone, Frances Hayes and Kay Lyons, locally. Arrangements were under the direction of O.R. Woodyard Co., Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

THOMPSON, James
1913-1995
James Thompson, 82, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Oct 21 at Huntington VA Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born Jan 2, 1913 at Huntington, WV, a son of the late Richard and Alma Bennett Thompson. He was a member of the American Legion and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 23 at Webb Church. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. A graveside military service was conducted by American Legion Post #89 and VFW Post #6103. Surviving are a daughter, Celestia Presley of Fort Gay; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Copley of Dunlow, WV and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

TRIPLETT, Janet (Cox-Beverly)
1914-1995
Janet Beverly Triplett, 81, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 8 at Three Rivers Medical Center.  Mrs. Triplett was born Sep 25, 1914 at Wayland, KY, a daughter of the late Walter and Ellen Cox Martin. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Archie Beverly in 1959. She was a member of Louisa First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday Oct 12 at 11 at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY, by the Rev. Julian Hammond. Burial will be in Davison Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY. Surviving are her husband, Homer Triplett, a daughter, Martha Jo Hanon of Cincinati, OH, a step son, Homer Triplett, Jr., of Sedalia, MO; 5 step daughters, Florence Clark of Columbia, SC, Linda Hughes of Jacksonville, FL, Imogene Roach of Lewisburg, WV, Janet Triplett of Baring, WA Edith Haberly of Thorton, CO; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren; 4 sisters Virginia Pack of Lockport, NY, Jesseca Webb of Hamilton, OH, Myrtle M. Herigon of Niagara Falls, NY and Beatrice Hounshell  of Wayland, KY; 3 brothers, Eugene Martin of Circleville, OH Shirley Martin of Wayland and George Martin of Hazard, KY. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995

WELLMAN, Betty Lou (Conley)
1933-1995
Betty Lou Wellman, 62, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Oct 18 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Wellman was born Jul 17, 1933 at Gallipolis, OH, a daughter of the late Seabert Conley and Bessie Clonch Conley Clarkson. Her husband, William “Bill” Wellman, also preceded her in death. She was a member of Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 21 at Glenhayes Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jeff Hayes and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Branham Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are a companion, Lowell Varney of Louisa, 2 aunts, Esther Johnson and Norma Conn, both of Columbus, OH, 2 uncles, George Clonch of Gallipolis and Charlie Clonch of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 25, 1995

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NOVEMBER

BENTLEY, Mona Lee (Casey)
1897-1995
Mona Lee Casey Bentley, 98, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 29 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Bentley was born Oct 24, 1897, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late James and Cora Lambert Casey. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Milton Bentley in 1975. She was a member of the Savage Memorial Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 31 at Savage Memorial Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack Savage. Burial was in Casey Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Pauline Spence of Fallsburg and Joyce Ponder of Xenia, OH; a son, John Junior Bentley of Xenia, OH; a sister, Opal Hatcher of Louisa; 9 grandchildren, Sue Stonburner of Centerville,  OH, John and Sandy Cunningham and Bruce and Diane Ponder of Spring Valley, OH, Brenda and Keith Koenig of Starkvile, Miss., Mark and Jackie Ponder of Trenton, OH, Cheryl and Dave Anderson of Xenia, OH, Larry Northrup and John W. Bentley of Fallsburg, Richard and Pam Northrup of Columbus, OH; 9 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

BRUMFIELD, Virgil
1916-1995
Virgil Ervin Brumfield, 79, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Nov 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Brumfield was born May 5, 1916 at Muncie, IN, a son of the late tilden and Ellen Bench Brumfield. He worked for R.R. Rails and a member of Retired Steel Workers Union. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 11 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev.  Denny Brown. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Louise Waller Brumfield; 3 daughters, Betty Leavitt of Jacksonville, FL, Doris Pelfrey of Huntington, WV, and Sharon Porter of Fort Gay, a son, Joe Brumfield of Fort Gay; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1995

CASTON, Betty Lee (Thompson)
Betty Lee Thompson Caston, 68, died Wednesday, Oct 11 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Caston was preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Mary Noe Thompson of Fort Gay; brothers, Charles (Buck), Lowell Vay, Frederick Arthur and Garland R. Thompson, Jr. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Oct 14. Surviving are a son, David Ross Caston of Cincinnati and a sister, Dorothy Carole Thompson Pancake of Columbus. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

COOK, Ella Jay (Cordle)
1938-1995
Ella Jay Cordle Cook, 57, of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 17 in St. Mary’s Hospital at Huntington. Mrs. Cook was born May 18, 1938, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Monroe and Cynthia Ross Cordle. She was an employee for Three Rivers Medical Center and a member of Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 19 at the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church by Elders Joe Cantrell and Thurl Daniels. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons: Joe Allen Cook, Fort Gay, WV and Johnny Monroe Cook, Louisa; 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers: Ernest Cordle, Sunbury, OH, Bertell Cordle, Rockbridge, OH, Russell Cordle, Woodbridge, VA, Ronald Cordle, Louisa; 4 sisters: Zella Lee Carter, West Jefferson, OH, Neva Walker, Marengo, OH, Ruby Eileen Price, Louisa and Rosemary DeVillers, Columbus, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

CORDLE, Jesse E.
1904-1995
Jesse E. Cordle, 91, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 30 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Cordle was born Sep 2, 1904 a son of the late John O. and Ruthie Lester Cordle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ines Cordle in 1993; 2 sons, Junior Cordle and James E. Cordle. He was a member of Brushey Fork United Baptist Church, a minister and a farmer. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 2 at 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Clarence Mathis and Elder Billy Howard. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a daughte Grace Jean Barton, Louisa, a son: Robert J. Cordle, Flatwoods, KY; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

CYRUS, Nolda (Wilson)
1905-1995
Nolda Wilson Cyrus, 90, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, Oct 31. Mrs. Cyrus was born May 23, 1905. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Cyrus; mother, Mary Borders Wilson Mullett; father, Henry Wilson; step father, Widd Mullett an a son, Curtis Ray Cyrus. She was a lifelong member of Saltpetre Christian Baptist Community Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 3 at Saltpetre Christian Baptist Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Richard Maynard and the Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery on Saltpetre Road, Fort Gay. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters in law, Alvis Cyrus and wife, Helen of Doyline, LA, Elbert Cyrus and wife Phyllis of Broadnax VA, and Everett E. “Ed” Cyrus and wife, Carol of Huntington, WV; 6 daughters and 4 sons in law, Mrs. Dorothy Chaffin and husband, Grant of Chesapeake, OH, Ms. Dora Taggart of Wooster, OH, Mrs. Katheryn Ratcliffe and husband, Bill of Fort Gay, Ms. Jean Tolber of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Judy Ellis and husband, Clifford of Parchment, MI and Mrs. Carolyn Zollinger and husband, Gene of Westerville, OH; 29 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Mullett of Galion, OH and Journel Mullett of Howard, OH and many friends and relatives. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

FERGUSON, Rose Nell (Fraley)
1926-1995
Rose Nell Fraley Ferguson, 69, of Huntington, WV, died Friday, Oct 20, 1995 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Ferguson was born Oct 20, 1926 in Mingo County, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Effie Mae Sammons Fraley. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ferguson, Jr. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 23, at Rollins Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Eve Wiggins of California; 4 sons, Charles Fred Wiggins of Canada, Joseph L. Wiggins of Huntington, Albert R. Wiggins of Columbus, OH, and Curtis M. Wiggins of Bloomfield, IN; 6 sisters, Edith Hanshaw and Ann Hammonds, both of Louisa, Verna Whitt of Delbarton, WV, Hazel Robertson of Westerville, OH, Rita Burchette of Jackson, OH and Nancy Sue Cave of Severn, MD; 4 brothers, Shelby Fraley of Delbarton, WV, John D. Fraley of Fort Gay, Boyce A. Fraley of Norwich, OH, and Leon Fraley of Falls City, TX; 5 granddaughters and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

FORD, Jerry Raymond
1948-1995
Jerry Raymond Ford, 47, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 31 at Grant Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Ford was born Apr 17,1 948, at Webbville, a son of David L. and Hazel Hayes Ford of Columbus. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 5 at Webb Chapel at Webbville by Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Webbville. Additional survivors include a daughter, Ashley Ford of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Shawn Ford and Bob Bean both of Columbus; a sister, Teresa Hess of Columbus; 3 brothers, Mike Ford, Mark Ford and Kevin Ford. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

FRY, James “Nick”
1961-1995
James “Nick” Fry, 34, of Ashland, died Thursday, Nov 9 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Fry was born Mar 30, 1961, at Huntington, a son of Rennie N and Eula Faye McGlone Fry of Kenova, WV. He was a self-employed wall paper retailer. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 12 at Heston Funeral Home by Dr. Dan McGlone. Burial wa sin Maynard Cemetery, Glen Hayes, WV. Additional survivors include a son, James N. Fry, Jr. of Ashland, a daughter, Shauna C. Fry of Ohio; a brother, William S. Fry of Dayton, OH, and 2 sisters, Mary E. Schultz of Streetsboro, OH and Ona F. Slone of South Point, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1995

HARMAN, Daphne (Conley)
1925-1995
Daphne Frances Harman, 69, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 28, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Harman was born Dec 11, 1925 at Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Lourissa Salmons Conley. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and First Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 30 at 2 at Wilson Funeral Home by Brother Bob Hickman. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Lou Harman of Louisa, special niece, Janet Ward of Ashland, one grandson, Daniel Michael Carter and one granddaughter, Lourissa Harman. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1995

HICKMAN, Louise (Frasher)
1915-1995
Louise Hickman, 80, of Urbana, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 29 at home. Mrs. Hickman was born Feb 8, 1915 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Neal and Jennie Akers Frasher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Drew “Junior” Hickman; 2 brothers, Mack Frasher and Neal Frasher, Jr., 3 sisters, Gladys Frasher, Goldie Frasher and Grace Back, and one half brother, Golden Frasher. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 1, today at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are one niece, Peggy Putman of Urbana, OH, one great niece, Virginia Kimbler of Urbana, OH and 2 sisters, Lucy Miller and Cosby See, both of Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

HORN, Kevin
1975-1995
Kevin Horn, 20, of Gahanna, OH, died Wednesday, Nov 22 at Gahanna, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Horn was born Jul 3, 1975 at Columbus, OH, a son of Robert Horn of Bybee, TN and Kathy Marcum of Gahanna. He was an employee with Big Bear at Columbus and a member of Vineyard United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 27 at Vineyard United Baptist Church by Bromley Marcum and Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Marcum family cemetery, Louisa. Additional survivors include a brother, James “Robbie” Horn of Columbus; a sister, Mary Ann Horn Stepp of Louisa; maternal grandparents, Julius Marcum of Louisa and Mary Jane Marcum of Inez; paternal grandparents, Luther and Philista Horn of Inez; and maternal great grandmother, Grace Short of Inez. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Nov 29, 1995

JENKS, Dorothy (Brown)
1929-1995
Dorothy Jenks, 65, of Russell, died Tuesday, Oct 31 at Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Jenks was born Nov 20, 1929 at Jener, OH, a daughter of the late William and Anna Brye Brown of Syracuse, OH. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 3 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian Hammond and Rev. Derreck Wallace. Burial was in Grim Station Cemetery, Mason City, WV. Additional survivors include her husband, Tommy Jenks, a daughter, Ann Wallace of Indianapolis, IN; 2 sons, Bruce Jenks of Gallipolis, OH and Scott Jenks of Owensboro; 2 brothers, William D. Brown of Mason City, WV and Harry Brown of Chester, OH and 8 grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

KITCHEN, William Okey
1910-1995
William Okey Kitchen, 84, of Dennis, died Friday, Nov 10 at his residence. Mr. Kitchen was born Nov 20, 1910 at Dennis, a son of the late John J. and Mary Elizabeth Rice Kitchen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Leah Hutchinson Kitchen. He was a farmer and a member of Dennis Chapel Church. The funeral was held Tuesday, Nov 14 at Dennis Chapel Church by the Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Doris Ann Kitchen of Dennis and Virginia Louise Hayes of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, Rollen Kitchen of Pensacola, FL and Bill Kitchen of Grove City, OH; 4 sisters, Herma Smith of Dennis, Edra Thompson, Alene David and Ruth Austin, all of Ashland; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1995

KITTS, Wayne “Billy”
1936-1995
Wayne Harvey “Billy” Kitts, 59, of Mill Creek Road, Fort Gay, died Friday, Nov 24. Mr. Kitts was born Aug 10,1 936 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Wayne Kitts and Eula Jackson Kitts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, including an infant brother, Roger Allen Kitts and Ralph Kitts. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 27 at Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilmer Napier officiating. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving include his wife, Faye Pratt Kitts; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bill (Cathy) Wilson of Genoa, WV and Mrs. Mike (Wilma Jean) Hughes of Louisa; 3 sisters, Betty  Ruth Thompson of Mansfield, OH, Doris Robinson of Cleveland, OH and Patty Lycans of Genoa; 4 brothers, Jimmy Kitts, Tommy Kitts, and Joe Kitts, all of Fort Gay and Robert Ray Kitts of Louisa; 5 grandchildren, Terry Lee Wilson, Rebecca Nicole Wilson, Deborah Lyn Newsome, Lisa Faye Newsome and Michelle Hughes; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1995

PAULEY, Arnold
1940-1995
Arnold Pauley, 55, of Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 19 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pauley was born Jun 8, 1940, at Three Forks, KY, a son of the late John and Mary Blackburn Pauley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Pauley and a sister, Frances Howell. He was a retired press operator for Banner Tool and Die Company in Columbus, OH. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Nov 22 at 11 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 2 daughters, Holly Sue Justice and Karen Leigh Smith, both of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Ruby Fraley of Louisa and Mildred Milan of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Hayes Pauley of Inez and Lacey Pauley of Columbus, OH, and one granddaughter, Ashley Marie Justice. Wilson Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

PERKINS, LaRene (York)
1916-1995
LaRene Y. Perkins, 78, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 14 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Perkins was born Nov 26, 1916, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles L. and Shirley B. Peters York. She was a field office accountant with Production Credit Association for 30 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 17 at Young Funeral Home by Brother Ric Frazier. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Joe E. Perkins, a son, Charles J. Perkins of Louisa; a brother, Delbert E. York of Wilmore; a sister, Jessie Ganatt of Elk Creek, VA; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

PIGMON, Jack
1937-1995
Jack Pigmon, 58 of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 22 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Pigmon was born Aug 6, 1937 at Cherokee, a son of the late Dock and Alfair Wheeler Pigmon. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Pigmon Cemetery. Surviving are 3 brothers, John Pigmon of Fallsburg, Walter Pigmon of Somerset and Kay Pigmon of Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1995

POPE, Ermel L.
1937-1995
Ermel L. Pope, 58, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pope was born Mar 14, 1937 at Clifford, a son of the late Charley and Florence Morgan Pope. He was a painter for Dresser Industries. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 28 at Friendship United Baptist Church by Elder Claude Horn and Elder John Goble. Burial was in Pope Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Pope of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Elsie Webb and Bessie Kirk both of Louisa; 2 brothers, William T. Pope and Charley Garland Pope, both of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1995

QUISENBERRY, John
1932-1995
John Quisenberry, 63, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 24 at his home. Mr. Quisenberry was born May 15, 1932 at Louisa, a son of the late Colby and Maude Chaffin Quisenberry. He was a dairy farmer and a member of First Baptist Church at Louisa and Laborers Local 1445. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 28 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Newman Quisenberry; 2 sons, Johnathan Colby Quisenberry of Louisa and Robin Wade Burke of Paintsville; a daughter, Shirley Ann Bradley of Enon, OH; 5 sisters, Shirley Carman of Bridgeton, NJ, Loral Mulcahy of Ludlow, Betty Rozes of Flushing, NY, Dorothy Quisenberry of Louisa and Ann Doherty of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Chad Quisenberry of Columbus and Richard Quisenberry of Proctorville, OH and a grandson, Colby Bradley. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

ROBINETTE, John
1927-1995
John J. Robinette, 68, of Gallipolis, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday Nov 14, at his home. Mr. Robinette was born Mar 28, 1927 at Louisa, a son of the late John and Sarah Thompson Robinette. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 17 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Diane Gearheart of Indianapolis, IN, and Shelia Morland of Phoenix, AZ; 3 sons, Gary Robinette of Blaine, John Robinette and Darrell Robinette both of Columbus, OH, 3 sisters, Thelma Rice of Haver Hill, OH, JoAnn Holley of Louisa and Katherine Chapman of Raceland and 12 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

SALYERS, Eric
1963-1995
Eric Salyers, 32, of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 10 at his residence. Mr. Salyers was born Feb 15, 1963 at Louisa, a son of Marvin Salyers of Lancaster, OH and the late Swanna Riffe Salyers. He was a hardware store clerk. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 14 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Clovis Vanover. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Darla Fraley Salyers; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ron (Kay) Hammond of Louisa and Mrs. Ann Redmond of Concord, NC; a brother, Derek Salyers of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1995

SALYERS, Troy
1918-1995
Troy Salyers, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 6 at his residence. Mr. Salyers was born Oct 20, 1918 at Flat Gap,, a son of the late Roscoe and Nora McKenzie Salyers. He was a retired light equipment operator for the Kentucky Department of Highways and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 8, today, at  2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Wright and Rev. Bobby Workman. There will be a military service performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Burial will be in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Blankenship Salyers, 4 sons, Roger Salyers, Kenny Salyers and Michael Salyers, all of Louisa and Jim Salyers of Lexington; a sister, Myrtle Chaffins of Louisa; 2 brothers, Orville Salyers of Louisa and Charles Salyers of Bluefield, VA and 2 grandchildren, Kristina Salyers of Louisa and Hailey Salyers of Lexington. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

SAVAGE, Arthur, Jr.
1912-1995
Arthur Savage, Jr. 83, of Londonderry, OH, died Monday, Oct 30 at his home. Mr. Savage was born Jun 4, 1912, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arthur Savage, Sr. and Sarah Newsome Savage. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Nov 1 at Pike Run Cemetery by Carl Swanger. Surviving are his wife, Rose Childers Savage; 5 sons, Gary Savage of Sandusky, OH, Jack Savage, Jess Savage, Johnny Savage and Randy Savage Rice, all of Fallsburg; one step son, Wetzel Childers of  Londonderry, OH; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Ward, Nancy Winnett and Kay Savage all of Londonderry, OH; 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

THOMPSON, Charles Edward
1899-1995
Charles Edward Thompson, 96, of Huntington, WV, died Sunday, Nov 19 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born May 16, 1899 at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Thomas and Jeanette Thompson. He was a construction worker. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Nov 21 at Thompson Cemetery in Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Thompson of Huntington, a son, Charles Preston Thompson of Huntington; and 2 sisters, Monnie Mullins of Frankfort and Nora Graybeal of Huntington. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

THOMPSON, Shannon
Shannon Thompson, 64, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Saturday, Nov 11. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Telia Thompson and his father in law, Earl Robinette. He was employed for over 25 years with Federal Glass Co. and 10 years with Ashland Chemical Co., (General Polymer division). He was also a Korean Conflict Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Nov 15 with the Rev. Roger Childers officiating. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Carrie Thompson; a daughter, and son in law, Sherry and Dale Williamson; a son, Charles Thompson, 3 grandsons, James Thompson, Chaz and Donnie Williamson, all of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Ezra Thompson of Parkersburg, WV and Lewis Thompson, Jr.  of Louisa; and 2 sisters, Valcie Thompson of Louisa and Lottie Marcum of Crum, WV; mother in law, Lena Robinette, sister in law, Wanda Bartley of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

VAUGHAN, Donald
1934-1995
Dr. Donald G. Vaughan, 61, of Slater’s Branch, well known chiropractor with offices in South Williamson and active in various area organizations, died Sunday, Nov 5 while in East Kermit. Mr. Vaughan was born Jan 2, 1934 in Catlettsburg, a son of the late Alexander and Nancy Spradlin Vaughan. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Alexander Vaughan and James Martin Vaughan, 3 sisters, Geneva Johnson, Willa Faye Akers and Neva Lee Eaton. He graduated in 1958 from the Palmer College of Chiropractics in Davenport, Iowa. He moved to Williamson in 1963 and established a practice of chiropractics. His wife the former Mary Pennington of Huntington, assisted him in the practice. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Williamson, a past master of O’Brien Lodge 101 F & AM, Kermit Post of the American Legion, past president of the Scottish Rite of Missionary 32 Degree Mason, past president of the Tug Valley Shrine Club, past exalted ruler of the Williamson Elks Lodge 1408 and also 12 year trustee, past president of the Williamson Rotary Club and past president of the Mountain Club. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Nov 8, today, at 2 at Weaver Mortuary Chapel by the Rev. Cass Hutchinson and Rev. Edsil Bragg. Masonic rites and military rites will be given by the D.A.V. Chapter 141, Belfry, KY. Burial will be in Mt. View Memory Gardens. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Jefferson Kyle Vaughan of South Williamson, 2 daughters, Lisa Vaughan and Marybeth Vaughan Varney both of Williamson, 4 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Effie Mae Caldwell of Hurricane and Mary Carter of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Nov 8, 1995

WALTON, Opal (Cyrus)
1910-1995
Opal W. Walton, 85, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 13 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. was born Oct 10, 1910, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Jay and Minnie Cordle Cyrus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley T Walton in 1958. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 16 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Walton Shannon of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 15, 1995

WEBB, Shirley Frances (Daniels)
1929-1995
Shirley Frances Webb, 66 of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 23 at her home. Mrs. Webb was born Mar 24, 1929, at Glenwood, a daughter of the late Morton and Monnie Hall Daniels. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 27 at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Chester Webb; 6 daughters, Anna Johnson and Katherine Johnson, both of Grayson, Jane Bowling, Wilma Stambaugh, Vonda Kay LeMaster and Darlene McCoy all of Louisa; 4 sons, Wayne Webb, Larry Webb, Walter Dean Webb and Troy Lee Webb, all of Louisa; a brother, Lon Daniels of Louisa; 25 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

WHEELER, Arthur M.
1928-1995
Arthur M. Wheeler, 67, of Blaine, died Friday, Oct 27 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler was born Apr 5, 1928 at Blaine, a son of the late Chester and Clora Craft Wheeler. He was a member of the United Baptist church and a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 30 at Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Surviving a 3 sisters: Pearleen Wheeler, Wanda Lee Wheeler and Lorene Wheeler all of Blaine; 4 brothers: Leonard Wheeler, Ashland, KY, Elva Wheeler, Blaine, Virgil Paul Wheeler, and Freeman J. Wheeler both of Columbus, OH, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

WILKS, Paul Ray, Sr.
1942-1995
Paul Ray Wilks, Sr., 53, of Ashland, died Monday, Nov 20 at Rush, KY. Mr. Wilks was born Jul 28, 1942, in Lawrence County, a son of Dan Wilks of Webbville and the late Georgia Bishop Wilks. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Nov 24 at 11 at Wilson  Funeral Home by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial will be in Bishop Cemetery, route 1, Webbville. Surviving in addition to his father are 4 daughters, Charlotte Workman and Patricia Triplett, both of Fallsburg, Ellen Mills of Louisa and Paula Wilks of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Paul Ray Wilks II of Fallsburg and David Wilks of Louisa; 4 sisters, Bethel Sanson and Doris Jean Fridley both of Columbus, OH, Lillian Beech of Indiana and Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods; 3 brothers, Herbert Wilks, Steve Wilks and Harvey Wilks, all of Webbville; and 6 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 22, 1995

WILKS, Verna Marie (Sprouse)
1933-1995
Verna Marie Wilks, 62, of Webbville, died Wednesday, Nov 22. Mr. Wilks was born Sep 29,1 933, at Irish Creek, a daughter of the late Charles and Goldie Sprouse. Her husband, Charles Wilks preceded her in death. She was custodian with Lawrence County Schools and a member of Watterson Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 25 at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Linwood Campbell and the Rev. Ralph Hogston. Burial was in Wilks Cemetery, Webbville. Surviving are 2 daughters: Lillie Webb, and Imogene Webb both of route 4, Louisa; 6 sons: David Wilks, route 4, Louisa; Walter Lee Wilks, Buster Wilks, Clinton Wilks, Clayton Wilks all of route 1, Webbville, and Charles E. Wilks, route 3, Louisa; 3 sisters: Lillie Mullins, Phoenix, AZ, Bonnie Sue McKenzie, route 1, Louisa, Roberta Faye Sprouse, route 1, Webbville, 5 brothers; Jackson Sprouse, Delbert Sprouse both of route 1, Webbville, Vondon Sprouse of route 5, Louisa and Isaac Sprouse of Webbville, and Hildra  Sprouse of Catlettsburg, KY; 20 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 29, 1995

YOUNG, Etta A. (Vice)
1937-1995
Etta A. Young, 57, of Catlettsburg, died Monday, Oct 23 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born Nov 10, 1937 at Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late Ray and Hazel Vice. She was a member of Hillview Freewill Baptist Church at Reynoldsburg, OH. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Oct 26 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Jordan, the Rev. Delbert Burton and the Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Wade A. Young, a son, Oscar McCoy of Jackson, OH, a daughter, Patty Landis of Westerville, OH; 3 brothers, Bob Vice, Jim Vice and Dale Vice, all of Columbus, OH; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 1, 1995

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ARRINGTON, Malcolm Burgess
1920-1995
Malcolm Burgess Arrington, 75, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 15 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Arrington was born May 12, 1920, at Brushy, a son of the late Thomas Arrington and Serena Thompson Arrington Roberts. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lula Hasley and Louise Thompson;  brothers, Ernest Arrington, Robert Arrington and Charley Arrington. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a retired teacher from Lawrence County school system and a veteran. He was a member of Lawrence county Retired Teachers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and past commander of American Legion Post 89. a graduate of the University of Kentucky, he also earned a master’s degree from Morehead State University. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ed Ellington and the Rev. Charles Jayne. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Frances Wells Arrington, a daughter: Helen Cooksey, Ashland, KY, a son: David Arrington, Lexington, KY; a brother: Jakie Arrington, Louisa; a grandson. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

BLAKENSHIP, Bonnie L.
Bonnie L. Blakenship, 71, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, Dec 5 at Doctors North Hospital in Columbus, OH. She was retired from Columbus Community Hospital. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 8 at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas E. Rhoads. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Surviving are 4 sons, Roger (Janice) Blakenship, Charles (Brenda)mBlakenship and Gary Blakenship, all of Columbus, OH and Willis (Deborah) Blakenship of Georgia; 2 daughters, Evanna (James) Thompson and Angel Ralls, all of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1995

BRYANT, Joyce (Osborne)
Joyce M. Bryant, died Monday, Dec 18 at her residence. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bryant, mother, Elizabeth Osborne, father, Chilt Allen Osborne, brothers, Hubert, Tom, Noah, Murdie and John Walter. She was an in-active member of Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 21 at 11 at O. R. Woodyard Co., Chapel by the Rev. Bert Miller. Burial will be in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Georgia Mae (Jim) Tolliver and Mary (Ulysses) Thompson; a son, Jim (Kim) Bryant; 2 brothers, Charles Osborne of Kentucky and Chilt Allen, Jr. (Margaret) Osborne of Big Plain; 3 sisters, Lula (James) Ramey of KY, Idella Osborne of Michigan and Mildred Arthurs of Hilliard; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

CHURCH, Gerald
19601995
Gerald Church, 35, of Ulysses, died Friday, Dec 8 of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on U.S. 23. Mr. Church was born Jun 3, 1960, at Springfield, OH, a son of Nevondia Shannon Price of Lowmansville and the late Kerman Church. He was disabled. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Dec 11 at Hannah Cemetery at Nelson Branch. Also surviving are a son, Jeremiah Church of Charlie; 2 sisters, Teresa Boyd and Kathy Daniels, both of Lowmansville; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1995

EKERS, Mae (Short)
1913-1995
Mae Short Ekers, 82, of Bexley, OH, died Saturday, Dec 16. Mrs. Ekers was born Nov 1, 1913 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Andrew Jack and Lucky Elkins Short. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Ekers in 1970; a brother, William T. Short and a sister, Agnes Saulsbury. She was a truck terminal manager for Central Motor Lines, a member of Bexley United Methodist Church, D.A. R. Louisa Chapter, Eastern Star, Bexley Woman’s Club, and a graduate of Bliss Business College, Ashland. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 20, today, at 11 at First United Methodist church by the rev. Gene Merrick. Burial will be in Short Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Eileen Woods of New Holland, OH; a brother, Homer Short of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

GREENHILL, Georgia (Glenn)
1917-1995
Georgia Mae Greenhill, 78, of Xenia, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Dec 4. Mrs. Greenhill was born May 4, 1917 in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late An Brook Glenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Greenhill in 1984. She was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday, Dec 7 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church at 12 by Dr. James A. Hayes.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Shirley Rosell of Beaver Creek, OH, Lillian Willingham of Columbus, OH, and Dianne Cook fo Mason, OH; 3 sons, Ralph Greenhill of Hillsboro, OH, Billy Greenhill of California and Claude Greenhill of Richmond; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1995

HOOSER, Hertsel E.
1932-1995
Hertsel E. Hooser, 62, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Dec 18 at his home. Mr. Hooser was born Dec 21, 1932 in Wayne County, a son of the late James A. and Leona Noble Hooser. He was a press operator for Gould Battery, Huntington and a member of Big Hurricane Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Dec 22 at 2 at Big Hurricane Methodist Church by the Rev. Racie M. Fetherolf and Charlie Preece. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Vivian H. Frazier Hooser of Fort Gay; a daughter, Tammey L. Parsley of Fort Gay; a son, James A. Hooser of Louisa; 4 sisters, Genevieve Staler of Fort Gay, Dorothy Pingalore of Reynoldsburg, OH, Betty Perry of Hollywood, FL and Deloris Binion of Jackson, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

HURT, Robert P.
1935-1995
Robert P. Hurt, 60, of Poteau, OK, died Wednesday, Dec 13 at Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mr. Hurt was born Aug 21, 1935 at Mt. Sterling, a son of Shirley Lawson Hurt of Catlettsburg and the late Thurston Hurt. He was a livestock feed manufacturer and a graduate of Louisa High School and Morehead State University. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Dec 17 at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Richard Held and the Rev. Frank Wallace. Additional survivors include his wife, Irene Hurt, 2 sisters, Jo Ann Warner of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Barbara Whites of Alvaton and a brother, Thurston Hurt of Shalimar, FL. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

INGRAM, Addie (Vance)
1909-1995
Angie Ingram, 85, of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Nov 27. Mrs. Ingram was born Dec 1, 1909 at Freeburn, KY, a daughter of the late John B. and Armanda Christian Vance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Ingram. She was a member of Centerville Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Nov 29 at Centerville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Mullins. Burial was in Mt. View Memory Gardens, Mayer, WV. Surviving are 4 daughters, Opel Rigney of Peebles, OH, Edna Fuller of Kenai, Alaska, Irene Sortoretto of Prichard, WV and Virginia Ingram of Peebles, OH; 4 sons, Herman Ingram of Beaumont, TX, Edward Ingram of Waynesville, OH, Ray Ingram of Vidor, TX,  and Ronald Ingram of South Lebanon, OH; 2 brothers, Sid Vance of Cheshire, OH and Blaine Vance of Bidwell, OH; 38 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1995

JONES, Lyman
1894-1995
Lyman Jones, 100, of Springview Manor Nursing Home at Lima, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 14 at Lima. Mr. Jones was born Dec 15, 1894 at Flat Gap, a son of the late Brownlow and Caroline Brown Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sopha Stone Jones in 1982. He was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 17 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter: Mrs. Jessie Griffith, Lima, OH, 2 sons: Oscar Jones, St. Petersburg, FL and Clyde Jones, Temple, TX; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

MCDOWELL, Ethan Quaid
Infant Ethan Quaid McDowell, son of John Mark and Gretchen Opell McDowell of Versailles, was still born Wednesday, Dec 13 in Humana Hospital at Lexington. Additional survivors include a brother, J. D. McDowell, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Opell of Catlettsburg, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell of Summit, maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Opell of Catlettsburg and Rose Grayson of Summit; and paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown of Summit and Marie McDowell of Louisa. A graveside service was conducted Friday Dec 15 at Moore Cemetery, Bear Creek Road, Catlettsburg. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

MOORE, Edward C.
1911-1995
Edward C. Moore, 83, of Kenova, WV, died Wednesday, Nov 22. Mr. Moore was born in Ledocia on Little Blaine Creek, Dec 12, 1911, a son of the late Anderson Lewis and Belle McKinster Moore. He was preceded in death by 8 siblings, Grace, Martha, Hattie, Wesley, Billie, Lee, Edna and Don. He was a retired accountant form Sun Oil Corp and was a veteran of World War II. A graveside service was conducted by Rev. Garry Patton on Saturday, Nov 25 at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Margaret K. Moore; a son and daughter in law, Charles E. and Katherine f. Moore; 3 grandchildren, Bethany Goble, Madelaine Moore and Wesley Moore. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1995

NEWSOME, Ed
1915-1995
Ed Newsome, 80m of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 12 at his home. Mr. Newsome was born Apr 1, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Hez and Nora Day Newsome. His wife, Genieve Newsome, preceded him in death. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Carter Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Sue Murphy of Louisa; a son, Gene “Buzz” Newsome of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mary Presley of Louisa and Cora Newsome of Catlettsburg; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

NYE, Marie (Stepp)
1921-1995
Marie Nye, 74, of Waverly, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 29 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Nye was born Aug 17, 1921 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Lafe and Victoria Meade Stepp. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edwin Starr and Walter Nye.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.  The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 2 at  Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Joe Blevins. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Victoria Newsome of Springfield, OH; 3 sons, Carl H. Stepp of Columbus, OH, Lloyd Nye of Louisa and Robert Nye of Waverly, OH; a sister, Mida Thompson of Ervin, TN; a brother, Carl Stepp of Pilgrim; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 6, 1995

PIGG, Joe Willis
1911-1995
Joe Willis Pigg, 84, of Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 10. Mr. Pigg was born Feb 5, 1911 at Madge, a son of the late James O. and Cora Hutchinson Pigg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Jolliffe Pigg. He was a member of the Louisa First United Methodist Church, Louisa Rotary Club and a World War II veteran. He was retired from Kentucky Power and the Lawrence County Board of Education. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 13 at 2 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Eugene Merrick and Rev. Richard Held. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. American Legion Post #89 and V. F. W. Post 6103 will officiate. Surviving are 3 sons, James Jolliffe Pigg, Jonathan Wallace Pigg, and Joe Allen Pigg, all of Louisa; 5 grandchildren, Ashley Pigg, Amanda Pigg, Jordan Pigg, Brandon Pigg and Kara Chandler. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1995

PRESTON, Auxier
1911-1995
Auxier Preston, 84, of Louisa, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Dec 6 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born May 7, 1911, in Martin County, a son of the late Henry C. and Gennie Copley Preston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Borders Preston in 1978 and a daughter, Sharon Preston Finley. He was a retired coal miner and merchant and attended Fort Gay United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 9 at the Fort Gay United Methodist Church.  Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tommy (Genevieve) Burns of Louisa; a sister, Nora Clay of Williamson, WV; 2 brothers, Paul Preston of Owingsville and John Preston of Whitesburg; 4 grandchildren, Brian Finley, Brad Finley, Rachel Burns Adams and Tommy Burns, III and 5 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1995

SPARKS, Virgil
1916-1995
Virgil Sparks, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Sparks was born Oct 5, 1916 at Hannah, a son of the late Lincoln and Jane Hale Sparks. He was a boiler operator for 32 years with Freeport Sulfur Company at Port Sulfur, LA and a World War II Air Force veteran. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 12 at Young Funeral Home by Brother Bill Steele. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Malissa Jane Sparks, 2 daughters: Mrs. Dena Faye Davis, New Orleans, LA, Mrs. Mary Jane Numaber, New Orleans, LA; a son: Virgil Milton Sparks, Hattiesburg, Miss., 1 sister: Minnie Moore, Pickerington, OH; 2 brothers; John Henry Sparks, Baltimore, MD, Russell Sparks, Blaine, KY; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters: Patricia Ann Marshall, Martha, KY, Brenda Joan Neal, Richmond, VA, a stepson: Maxwell V. Cooper, Martha. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 13, 1995

SPROUSE, Clarence H.
Clarence H. Sprouse, 69, of Bay St. Louis, died Friday, Dec 1 in Biloxi. Mr. Sprouse was a native of West Virginia and a Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Sprouse, a daughter, Juanita Sprouse, his parents, Noah and Cordie Evins Sprouse and 2 brothers, Homer Sprouse and Howard Sprouse. The funeral was conducted at Edmond Fabey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, Wednesday, Dec 6. Burial was in Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Carrie M. Sprouse of Bay St. Louis; 4 sons, Clarence Hugh Sprouse, Jr., Roger Sprouse, Eugene Sprouse all of Kiln and  Walter Sprouse of Biloxi, Miss., 2 daughters, Barbara Ann Emerick of Columbus, OH and Patricia Annette Hamilton of Addison, AL; a brother, Sylvester Sprouse; 2 sisters, Margaret Young and Louise Young, all of Columbus, OH; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Dec 20, 1995

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