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ADKINS, Donna Dean (Henson)
1936-1996
Donna Dean Adkins, 59, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 7 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Adkins was born Mar 31, 1936 at Fallsburg, the daughter of the late Bloomer and Martha Flynn Henson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be conduced Thursday, Jan 11 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home with Dr. James A. Hayes presiding. Burial will be in Dock Adkins Sr., Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Dock Adkins, Jr., of Louisa; one brother, Charles Henson of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

ALLEN, Richard
An investigation is being conducted in a Monday shooting that killed an 18 year old Lawrence County man. Richard Allen of Meades Branch near Louisa was pronounced dead at he scene Monday afternoon by Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon. He died from a single gunshot wound to the face Monday afternoon. Police said Allen and 2 friends, ages 15 and 17, were looking at a .410 gauge shotgun at a home on Meades branch. One of the friends handed the gun to Allen barrel first and the weapon fired, striking Allen in the face. Police were not releasing the names of the 2 boys involved because they are juveniles. HealthNet was called out yesterday in case a transport was needed, but Allen died on the scene. Allen was taken to Young Funeral Home by Lifestar ambulance. Kentucky State Police Public Relations Officer Gary Kistner said the accident is still under investigation by Detective Keith Moore. “For now, it’s ruled death investigation” Kistner said Tuesday. “Detective Moore will present his findings to a grand jury to see in indictments will be issued.” No charges have been filed in the case. Allen was the son of Homer and Blanch York Allen of Louisa and a student of Lawrence County High School. He was a member of the Louisa Church of God and Lawrence County R.O.T.C. He is survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in York Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

Richard Allen, 18, of Louisa, son of Homer and Blanch York Allen, died Tuesday, Jan 15. Mr. Allen was born Nov 3, 1977 in Portsmouth, WV. He was a student at Lawrence county High School, a member of the Louisa Church of God and Lawrence County R.O.T.C. the funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 18 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in York Cemetery. Surviving in addition to his parents are 4 brothers, Herman Fugitt and Richard Fugitt, both of Louisa, Roy Fugitt of Winchester and tom Fugitt of Gainesville, NC; 4 sisters, Brenda Carpenter of Phoenix, AZ, Julie Schewillwerve of Wilmington, NC, Alta Elizabeth Thompson of Springfield, OH and Nolda Louisa Allen of Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

BARNETT, Randy
A Salyersville man was killed Tuesday morning on U. S. 23 when a produce truck turned into his path, causing him to strike the truck in the passenger side. Police said Randy Barnett, 35, was traveling north in his 1990 Chevrolet truck when the produce truck turned into his path at the intersection with KY 645. Barnett was pronounced dead on the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Aaron Moon and was taken to a funeral home in Magoffin County. The driver of the 1990 GMC produce truck, Bernice L. Robertson, 60, of Fort Gay, was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Police said neither men were wearing seat belts. The accident happened about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. It is being investigated by Kentucky State Police Trooper J. W. Gibson. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and Lowmansville Fire Department were involved with handling the accident.  Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 31, 1996

BENTLEY, Opal (Prater)
1912-1996
Opal P. Bentley, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, Jan 6 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Bentley was born May 18,1912 in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Frank and Josie Castle Prater. She was the house wife and widow of Homer Bentley. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Mr. Haskel Prater, Mr. Hershel Prater, Mr. Frank Prater, and Mr. Ray Prater; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorsie Ward, Ms. Emma Dale Prater and Ms. Eunice Prater. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 11 at 12 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel Burial will be in the Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa. Survivors include 2 sons, Mr. Verlon Bentley of Sandusky, OH and Mr. Homer Bentley, Jr. of Louisa; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Maxine Crider of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

BOWEN, Cassel G.
1937-1996
Cassel G. Bowen, 58, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Dec 29 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Bowen was born Jan 6, 1937, at Webb, a son of the late Elijah and Evelyn Hammond Bowen. He was a career U. S. Air Force veteran and served in the Vietnam War. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 1, 1996, at St. Peter Community Church by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Richard Maynard. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. A military graveside service was conducted by American Legion Post 89 and V. F. W. Post 6103. Surviving are 2 daughters: Pamela Bowen and Beverly Bowen both of Lakeworth, FL 2 sons: Cassel G. Bowen, Jr., Lakeworth, FL and Bryan Bowen, Columbus, OH; 2 sisters: Betty Copley and Margaret Carroll both of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1996

CASTLE, Kelly
1918-1996
Kelly Castle, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 22 following an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Mar 10, 1918 in Lowmansville, a son of the late John and Bulah Daniels Castle. He was a retired businessman and a member of Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jan 25 at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church by Elder Wayne Herald, Jr. and Elder Sabert Nichols and Elder Vernon Rose. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 24 (today) at Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lilly Wellman Castle; 2 daughters: Jeanette Pack, South Point, OH, Carol Miller, Orient, OH; 3 sons: Gary Castle, Louisa, Kelly Lee Castle, Paintsville, KY and David Castle, Louisa; 2 brothers: John Castle and Bascom Castle both of Fort Gay, WV; a sister: Eulah Caudill, Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996

COOKSEY, Deborah Lynn (Short)
1951-1996
Deborah Lynn Short Cooksey, 44, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 20 at Bellefonte Medical Center. Mrs. Cooksey was born Feb 20, 1951 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late William R. Short and Majorie E. Moore. She was a primary teacher of Louisa Elementary School and member of Louisa Chapter 292 Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 23 at the Louisa Free Will Baptist church by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, James K. Cooksey of Louisa, a daughter, Erin Lynn Cooksey at home; a son, James Daniel Cooksey at home; a sister, Lisa Ann Schaffer of Durbin. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Gideons and/or Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996

COPLEY, Laura (Williams)
1915-1995
Laura Williams Copley, 79, of Beaver Creek, died Wednesday, Dec 27. Mrs. Copley was born Dec 28, 1915, in Breathitt County, a daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Margaret Fugate Williams. Her stepmother, Cella Mann Williams and her husband, John H. Copley, also preceded her in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 29 at Webb Community Church. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Joby (Cella Jo) Smith, Mrs. Larry (Mary M.) Baker, Mrs. Jim (Alice) Adams, Mrs. Al (Anna L.) Kokoski, Mrs. Hugh (Una Mae) Goldie and Ms. Sue Copley; 3 sons, Bill George Copley, John T. Copley and Timothy Copley, 2 sisters, Emily Heflin and Helen Lands; 3 brothers, L. P. Williams, Luther Williams, and John L. Williams, 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

CORDLE, Herman
1913-1996
Herman Cordle, 82, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jan 7, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Mr. Cordle was born Oct 14, 1913 at Cordell, a son of the late Willie and Laura Sparks Cordle. He was a former teacher with Lawrence County Board of Education and farmer and a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Jan 10 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Thurl Daniels and Elder Lawrence Cordle. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Surviving are a niece, Tressie Thompson of Sitka; and 2 great nephews, Andy Thompson and David Thompson, both of Tampa, FL. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

COTTON, Paul R.
1939-1995
Paul R. Cotton, 55, of West Jefferson, died Saturday Dec 16 at his residence. Mr. Cotton was born Dec 20, 1939 in Webbville, a son of the late Ernest Cotton and Marie McCormick Cotton Stone of Lilly Chapel. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Betty Cotton and
Dorothy Dodds. He was a member of the Faith Assembly of God, London. He was the founding member of the Central Ohio Brain Tumor Support Group, James Cancer Center. He was a volunteer at the Chillicothe Veteran’s Administration Hospital. In 1989, he retired from C.T.H. Electric, Columbus. He was a former assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop No. 121, West Jefferson, He was always very fond of trap and skeet shooting. He was a member of the I.B.E. W. No. 683, Columbus. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Dec 20, at the Faith Assembly of God, London with Rev. Jerry Poff officiating. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Sue (Kessler) Cotton; daughter, Candi Adelsberger of West Jefferson; sons and daughters in law, Jamie and Mary Cotton of Columbus, Jonathan Cotton of Columbus; a brother and sister in law, Ray and Nancy Cotton of Columbus; grandchildren, Ben Cotton, Alex Cotton and Christian Cotton, Nathan and Alicia Adelsberger; nieces, Cheri Burden Jo Henman, Tracey Harston and Lisa Cotton; great nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

DAMRON, John R.
1904-1995
John R. Damron, 91, of Fallsburg died at his home Friday, Dec 22 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen Crank Damron, his son, LCDR John R. Damron, Jr., USN (retired) of Alexandria, VA, and a daughter Jacqueline Hicks of Huntington, WV. He is additionally survived by a brother, Ernest Lee of Columbus, OH, and a sister, Molly Roberts of Sharpville, PA. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Elbert, Homer and Fred and s sister, Laura Bell Pack. Mr. Damron was born at Adams, on Jul 31, 1904, a son of Lee and Tennie Gussler Damron. He has five grandchildren, Lorna Dean, of Stuart, VA, Chris Hicks of Vine Grove, Martin Hicks, of Barboursville, WV, Chan Damron of Lexington, and Heather Damron of Gainesville, FL. There are 6 great grandchildren. Mr. Damron was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and a retied 42 year employee of Ashland Oil. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

DELLINGER, Willa (Thompson)
1925-1996
Willa Dellinger, 70, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Jan 7, following a long illness. Mrs. Dellinger was born Jan 16, 1925, a daughter of Howard Thompson of Louisa and the late Emma Boyd Thompson. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 10 at 2 p.m. at Louisa First Baptist Church by the Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Marshall Dellinger; a daughter, Sharon Lee Dellinger; a sister, Geraldine McComas of Copperas Cove, TX; 2 nephews, and 2 nieces. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

FITZPATRICK, Sarah Jane (Collins)
1918-1996
Sarah Jane Fitzpatrick, 77, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 27 at her residence. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born Jul 13, 1918 in Cripton, daughter of the late Tom and Delia Campbell Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses Fitzpatrick. . The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 31 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lemuel Little. Burial will be in Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Clifford. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Moss of Columbus, OH and LuEva Lathey of Mt. Sterling, OH; 2 sisters, Margaret Whitson of Orient, OH and Emily Allen of Indiana; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 31, 1996

FRAZIER, Fred
1904-1995
Fred Frazier, 91, of Clifford, died Monday, Dec 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Frazier was born Mar 14, 1904 at Clifford, a son of the late W. D. and Mary Jane Marcum Frazier. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal service and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 28, at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Brother Roy Fluty and Brother John Goble. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Clifford. Surviving are 2 daughters, Edna Webb of Louisa and Delcia Robinson of Glen Hayes, WV; 2 brothers, Frank Frazier of Clifford and John Y. Frazier of Ashland; 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

HALL, Hester (Castle)
1909-1996
Hester C. Hall, 86, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Jan 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Hall was born Apr 12, 1909, in Martin County, a daughter of the late William David and Mary Fluty Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Riley Hall. She was a member of Fort Gay First United Methodist Church and Williamson Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 14 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Lycan of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Elsie New of Fort Gay, Pauline Conn of Wheelersburg, OH, Blanche Stewart and Jackie Horn, both of Columbus, OH, a brother, L. T. Castle of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

HAMPTON, Ella (Napier)
1923-1995
Ella N. Hampton, 72, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Dec 22 at her home. Mrs. Hampton was born Apr 20, 1923, at Dunlow, a daughter of the late Adam and Josephine Watts Napier. She was an electrical technician for Teledyne. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Dec 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Maynard-Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 sons, David Irons of Los Angeles and Donald Irons of Mesa, AZ; 6 sisters, Norma Rowe of East Lynn, Surilda Maynard, Armilda Maynard, Alberta Sopley and Mary Mohler, all of Fort Gay; and Mannie Thompson of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Robert Napier of Fort gay; and 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

JOBE, Myrtie (Carter)
1906-1996
Myrtie Jobe, 86, of Columbus, OH formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 5. Mrs. Jobe was born Sep 30, 1909, at Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Libenia Kitchen Carter. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jan 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are 6 daughters, Rosemary Pennington, Grayson, KY, Doris Workman, Louisa, Lorene McGaffee and Jewell Triplett both of Columbus, OH, Dixie Hensley, Louisa and Sharon Campbell, Webbville, KY; 3 sons: Charles Jobe, Fallsburg, KY, Clifford Jobe and Harold Jobe both of Columbus; 32 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

JUDE, Sherlie (Slone)
1921-1996
Sherlie Jude, 74, Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Jude was born Jan 27, 1921 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Lola Slone. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jan 12 at Richmond-Callaham Warfield Chapel by the Rev. John Horn. Burial was in Burgess Cemetery, Beauty. Surviving are her husband, Cullen Jude; 2 sons, Terry Jude of Columbus, OH, and Cullen Jude, Jr., of Pikeville; 4 daughters, Jean Fletcher and Darlene Savage, both of Beauty, Lola Slone and Jeanetta Grimes, both of Columbus, OH; 3 brothers, Harrison Slone, Jr., of Beauty, Carl Slone of Paintsville and Bob Slone of Inez; 2 sisters, Mary Kirk and Frances Sluss, both of Warfield; 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

LAKIN, Herman
1909-1996
Herman Lakin, 86, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Portsmouth, OH, died Friday, Jan 5 in Abbie Jean Russell Care Center at Port Saint Lucie, FL. Mr. Lakin was born Apr 4, 1909, in Wayne county, WV, a son of the late Charles and Erie Christian Lakin. He was a retied railroad conductor and a member of the Temple Baptist Church at Portsmouth. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 9 at Young Funeral home chapel. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Ferguson Lakin; 2 daughters, Carol Jones of Charleston, WV and Gayle James of Grants Pass, OR; a son, Herman F. Lakin of Burwell; w sisters, Pauline Matovich of Prichard, WV and Mary Frazier of Kenova; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

MEADE, Burbridge
1919-1995
Burbridge Meade, 76, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Dec 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Meade was born Aug 21, 1919 at Owsley, a son of the late Nels and Ethel Stevens Meade. He was a coal miner, formerly employed with Island Creek Coal Company in Logan County, a member of the United Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran. He was in Company E 172nd Infantry Division, and a member of the Asiatic Pacific Theater, and a lifetime member of W.M.W.A. Local 1935 District 17. He attended Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Dec 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Denny Brown and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Margaret C. Meade; 3 daughters, Micki Meade of Mann, Rosanna Marie Phillips of Louisa and Phyllis Ann Meade Copley of Louisa; 2 sons, Stephen Meade of Man and David Meade of Omar and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

O’BRIEN, Virginia ( Calloway)
1906-1996
Virginia C. O’Brien, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 28 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. O’Brien was born Jun 13, 1906 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Burton Johnson and Edna See Calloway. She was preceded in death by her husband, Goody Knootz O’Brien and a daughter, Cinda Ford. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and D. A. R. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan 31 at Pine Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Eugene Merrick. Surviving are 2 sons, George B. Hale of Louisa and James W. Hale of Dunkdalk, MD; a sister, Eunice Hatfield of Bluefield, WV; a brother, Claude Calloway of Waukegan, IL; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and special friend, Sulvia Bellomy of Buchanan. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 31, 1996

PERRY, Oakie Raymond
1929-1996
Oakie Raymond Perry, 66, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 20, following an extended illness. Mr. Perry was born Jul 20, 1929, a son of the late James H. and Nellie B. Frazier Perry. He was a laborer at Dee’s Lumber Yard and an Army veteran of the Korean War. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Lawrence Arrowood and Elder Larry Arrowood. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. A military service was performed by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Lemaster Perry of Louisa; 2 daughters: Ruby A. Riffe, London, OH, Barbara A. Copley, Ceredo, WV; a son: Thomas W. Caudill, Crescent Park, KY; 3 sisters: Mabel Prince, and Mary Marcum both of Clifford, KY, Sue Holland, Raleigh, NC; 5 brothers: James M. Perry, Troy L. Perry both of Louisa, Bill C. Perry, Clifford, Paul E. Perry, Harrington, DE, Walter T. Perry, Fort Gay; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996

PATEL, Aditbhai
1908-1996
Aditbhai Patel, 87, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jan 6. Mr. Patel was born Apr 7, 1908 at Thamna, India, a son of the lae Somabhai and Laxmiben Patel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diwaliben Patel in 1974. He was a retired teacher and farmer. A memorial service was conducted at Heston Funeral Home. Another service will take place in India. Surviving are 4 daughters, Sharlaben Patel of India, Vimala Patel of Detroit, Manorama Patel of Lexington and Sushilaben Patel of High Point, NC; 2 sons, Girish Patel of Louisa and Kirit Patel of Houston, TX; 14 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

RAMEY, Green
1915-1995
Green Ramey, 80, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Dec 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Mr. Ramey was born Apr 28, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Jim and Elizabeth Sparks Ramey. He was a farmer. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 23 at Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap by Elders Harold VanHoose, Danny Williams and Frankie Williams. Burial was in Ramey Cemetery at Flat Gap. Surviving are his wife, Carrie Osborne Ramey; 6 sons, James Ramey, Willard Ramey, and Roy Ramey, all of Flat Gap, Proctor Ramey of Blaine, Johnny Ramey of Sitka and Dolphis Ramey of West Liberty; 6 daughters, Inis Thompson of East Point, Nora Curtis, Susan Ramey and Mary Ramey, all of Flat Gap, Genean Blanton of Richmond and Ruby Blanton of Sitka; 2 brothers, Proctor Ramey of Webbville and James Ramey of Blaine; a sister, Mary Perry of Hilliard, OH; 36 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

RATLIFF, Sue Ann (Riffe)
1960-1995
Sue Ann Ratliff, 34, of Waverly, OH formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 28 in Waverly, OH. She was the daughter of Lena Mae Riffe Bragg and the late Bill Riffe. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 31 at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, OH. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, George Ratliff of Waverly, OH; 2 daughters, April Mabry and Gracie Mabry, both of Waverly, OH; 3 sons, Roy Bragg of Columbus, OH, Thomas James Mabry and George Ratliff, Jr., both of Waverly, OH; a sister, Beverly Ratliff of Louisa; 2 brothers, William Riffe and Kirby Bragg both of Columbus, OH. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

RICE, Rev. Jay, Sr.
1904-1995
Rev. Jay Rice, Sr., 91, of route 1, Radnor, WV, died Tuesday, Dec 26 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Rice was born Jan 1, 1904, in Glen Hayes, WV, a son of the late James Blaine and Emma Hardwick Rice. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Jo Rice; and 2 sons, Glenn Rice and Jay Rice, Jr. He was the pastor of Wilson Chapel Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, WV. Surviving are his wife, Verlie Kirk Rice; 4 daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Jewell) Moore of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. William (June) Phelps of St. Albans, WV, Mrs. Al (Joy) Lewis of Lantana, FL and Mrs. Winfield (Brenda) Francis of Huntington, WV; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

ROBERTS, Pauline (Bradley)
1917-1996
Pauline B. Roberts, 78, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jan 21 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Roberts was born Aug 1917 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late S. G. and Gypsie Compton Bradley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen T. Roberts. She was a retired clerk for the U. S. Post Office in Blaine. The funeral will be Wednesday, Jan 24 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Boggs. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Ferguson of Vienna, GA; a son, Michael A. Roberts of Blaine; a brother, Farris Bradley of Ashland; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996

ROBERTSON, Mary (Cyrus)
1924-1996
Mary Etta Cyrus Robertson, 71, of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Jan 15. Mrs. Robertson was born Oct 16, 1924 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Emory and Lizzie B. Webb Cyrus. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 18 at Guiding Light Freewill Baptist Church, with Brother Noah Robertson and Brother Luther Dingess officiating. Burial was in Bean Cemetery, Prichard. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Willard Robertson, 8 daughters, Neva Jean Moore of Clintonville, WV, Peggy Hatten of Kenova, WV, Stella Wellman of Louisa, Naomi Castle of Fort Gay, WV, Teresa Robertson of Wayne, WV, Bonnie Staley, Rhonda Robertson and Elizabeth Simpson, all of Prichard, WV; 7 sons, Harold Robertson, Homer Robertson, Gary Robertson and George Robertson, all of Prichard, Phillip Robertson of Wayne, Donald Robertson of Chesapeake, OH and Avid Robertson of Huntington, WV; 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996

SEE, G. Veryl
1905-1995
G. Veryl See, 90, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 28, in Three Rivers Medical Center, following a long illness. Mrs. See was born Nov 13, 1905, a daughter of the late James Fredrick and Dove Burchett Bradley. Her husband, Alvis See, died in 1993. She was the co-owner and operator See’s Sales & Service at Busseyville and was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 29 at Young Funeral Home Cjhapel by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in See Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are a son, J. Lynn See of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

SEXTON, Woodrow
1914-1996
Rev. Woodrow Sexton, 81, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Sexton was born Sep 1, 1914 in Martin County, a son of the late Joe L. and Liddia Brewer Sexton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Sue Sexton and a daughter, Lois Dean Sexton Collier. He was a retired United Baptist minister, a member of the Masonic Lodge and El Hasa Shrine. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jan 15, at Calvery Temple Church by Rev. Kennie Wright. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, Beauty. Surviving are a son, Ronnie Sexton of Lovely, a brother, Carma “Doc” Sexton of Louisa; grandchildren, Danette Stepp of Louisa, Daniel Brian Collier of Columbus, OH, Scott Sexton of Richmond and Nicole Horn of Morehead; 3 step great grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

SKAGGS, Christine (Bailey)
1931-1996
Christine Bailey Skaggs, 64, of Louisville, died Sunday, January 7, 1996, at Baptist East Hospital, Louiseville. Mrs. Skaggs was born July 31, 1931, at Mazie, the daughter of Escom Bailey and the late Opal Lester Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Loman Skaggs, in 1979. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan 12 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by Revs. William Richard Barker and Paulie Keaton. Burial will be in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Surviving, in addition to her father; one son, Roger Clark Skaggs of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Diane Lynn Skaggs of Louisa and Claudia Kay Ryan of Louisville; one brother, Michael Escom Bailey of Baline; two sisters, Billy Jean Kelley of Martha and Willowdene Creech of Catlettsburg; and three grandchildren, Stewart Scott Ryan, Danielle Bird and Heather Alyse Skaggs. Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1996

THOMPSON, Lee
1913-1996
Lee Thompson, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 10 in Morris Memorial Nursing Home in Cabell County, WV. Mr. Thompson was born Nov 25, 1913 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marion and Lucy Belle Bates Thompson. He was a self-employed carpenter and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jan 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sisters: Thelma Maynard, Dixie Ruth Roberts and Lora Williamson all of Louisa, Nixie Stedman; 2 brothers: Ray Thompson, Louisa and Everett Thompson, Bellville, OH; and nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 17, 1996

WEBB, Denver
1916-1996
Denver Webb, 79, of Circleville passed away on Jan 18, 1996, at his residence. He was born Oct 21, 1916 in Carter County, the son of Charles and Flora Roberts Webb. He was a longtime Pickaway County farmer, a retiree from the State of Ohio Orient State Institute, a residential care home sponsor for 20 years and a veteran of World War II, Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clifford and Grover, sister, Effie Thompson and 2 infant children, Peggy Jo and Robert Lee. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Daniels Webb, sons, Thomas (Jean), Ronald (Lyne) and Kenny, all of Circleville; daughters, Carolyn Sue (Paul) Allen and Sally (The Rev. Roger) Tatman, both of Circleville; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, brothers, Woodrow, Elwood, Chester, and Charles Jr.; sisters, Ruby Webb and Wilma Weaver and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Sunday, Jan 21 at Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville with the Rev. Erwin Kirk officiating. Burial was in the Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 31, 1996

WOODRUFF, Lillian (Wellman)
1921-1995
Lillian Mildred Woodruff, 74, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 30 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Woodruff was born Nov 4, 1921, a daughter of the late Ruben and Mary Caperton Wellman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Woodruff. The funeral was conducted, Tuesday, Jan 2, 1996 at Wilson Funeral Home by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. William G. (Clara) Shannon of Catlettsburg. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1996

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ARTRIP, Lucian Edward
1922-1996
Lucian Edward Artrip, 73, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Feb 7 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Artrip was born Oct 11, 1922, at Glen Hayes, a son of the late Edward and Ollie Vanhoose Artrip. He worked for the Fort Gay Water Company and was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 10, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Artrip Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Mae Artrip, 2 daughters: Tammy Castle, Louisa, Candy Fraley, Ft. Leonardwood, MO; 5 sons: Carl Edward Artrip, Fort Gay, David Artrip, Louisa, Bruce Artrip, Sandusky, OH, Johnny Artrip, Louisa and Tommy Artrip, West Salem, OH; a sister: Mary Francis Fields, Mansfield, OH; a brother: Charles Artrip; Medina, OH; 17 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

BAILEY, Lee
1916-1996
Lee Bailey, 79, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 30 in Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. Mr. Bailey was born Mar 24, 1916, at Latope, WV, a son of the late Robert Lee and Virginia Mae Carter Bailey. He was a retired barber. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 4 at Gallup Methodist Church by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Bailey Family Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Lois Bailey; a son, Gerald Stump, of Las Vegas; a sister, Lucille Rice of Ashland, and 4 brothers, Robert Bailey and George Bailey, both of Wyandotte, MI, and Fred Bailey and Willard Bailey both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

BOWEN, Randolph “Randal”
1928-1996
Randolph “Randal” Bowen, 67, of Zelda, died Tuesday, Feb 6 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Bowen was born Apr 15, 1928, a son of the late Chris and Nancy Music Bowen. He was a bus driver for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a member of Apperson Lodge F & AM and a Korean War Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Feb 8 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gene Merrick. Burial will be in Copley Cemetery, Webb, WV. A military service  will be conducted by the V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a son, Dale Bowen of Huntington, WV, 2 brothers, Charles Bowen of Fort Gay and Grover Bowen of Roanoke, VA and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

CASTLE, Elaine (Carico)
1926-1996
Elaine Carico Castle, 70, of Printer died Feb 6 in Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital at Hazard following a short illness. Mrs. Castle was born Feb 3, 1926 at Pound, WV, a daughter of Ina Davis Carico of Charley and the late Luther Carico. Her husband, Woodrow Castle, preceded her in death. She was a member of Drift Pentecostal Church. Additional survivors include a son, Gary Lee Castle of Drift, 2 daughters, Iris Gail Kidd and Vicki Lynn Butler, both of Printer, 4 brothers, Virgil Carico of Harleyville, SC, Billy Ray Young and Bobby Castle both of Charley and Carl Castle of Groveport, OH, 3 sisters, Juanita Foley of Cocoa Beach, FL, Eva Mae Newsome of Charley and Sue Lyons of Lowmansville; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. on Feb 9 at Hall Funeral Home at Martin by Ted Shannon and Bob Varney. Burial was in Drift Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996

CHANDLER, Luther
1908-1996
Luther Chandler, 87, of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 25, following an extended illness. Mr. Chandler was born Sep 7,1908, at Lowmansville, a son of the late David K. and Martha Chandler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Austin Chandler, Nov 30, 1994. He was a retired steelworker at Armco Steel. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 28 at 11 a.m. at Austin-Chandler Cemetery, Ulysses by the Rev. James “Van” West. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis C. Bradley of Leesburg, FL, a brother, Ernie Chandler of Lowmansville; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

CHAPMAN, James Edward
1941-1996
James Edward Chapman, 54, Davisburg, MI, died Saturday, Feb 3 at North Oakland Medical Center. Mr. Chapman was born Jul 1, 1941 at Louisa, a son of the late William M. and Phyllis Maddy Chapman. He was a welder, a U. S. Navy veteran and member of the White Lake Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Feb 9 at 10 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Savage. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery, Fallsburg. Surviving are his wife, Donna Lynn Wiseman; grandfather, William (Daddy Bill) Maddy of Fallsburg; 3 sons, James Edward II of the Philippines, Bryan Scott of Davisburg, MI and Anthony B. of Pontiac, MI; 4 daughters, Amy Katherine, Isabel Ann, Gloria and Elizabeth all of Davisburg, MI; 2 foster daughters, Bree Stills and Angela Davis of Davisburg, MI; one grandson and one sister, Theresa Jean Woods of Fallsburg. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

CRANK, Chester
1916-1996
Chester Simms Crank, 80, of Salt Rock, WV, died Sunday, Jan 28, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Crank was born Jan 23, 1916 in Chattaroy, WV, a son of the late Eugene and Victoria Roberts Crank. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Ball. He was a retired self-employed contractor, a member of Barboursville Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was a first lieutenant in the U. S. Air Corps, serving in World War II. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 1 at Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, by the Rev. Craig Coster. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Morrison Crank, 3 sisters, Mrs. Florence Wood of Stephensville, TX, Helen C. Damron and Gloria Tackett, both of Louisa and one brother, William G. Crank of Groveport, OH. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

CRUM, Eli
1910-1996
Eli Crum, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 23 at his residence. Mr. Crum was born Aug 12, 1910, in Martin County, a son of the late John and Minerva Mills Crum. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Horn Crum; 3 brothers, and 5 sisters. He was a retired railroad worker and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 25 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders John
Goble, Roy Fluty, and Ernest McCoy. Burial was in Crum Cemetery, Calf Creek. Surviving are his wife, Alifair Cook Crum, of Louisa; 2 sons, Bascom Eli Crum and James Russell Crum, both of Inez; 5 step sons, Bueford McGinnis of Louisa, Sam McGinnis of Virginia,Rufus McGinnis of Florida, David McGinnis of New Jersey and Robert McGinnis of Columbus, OH; 5 daughters, Loretta Branham and Patty Crum, both of Inez, Debra Ann Endicott of Louisa, Ella Lois Endicott of Columbus, OH, and Frankie Lee Horn of Pataskala, OH; 8 step daughters, Lucille Wood and Carean Holstein, both of West Virginia, Clair Chambers of Arizona, Marie Buffington of Ohio, Virgie McGinnis and Nancy Moore, both of Louisa, Beulah Spencer of Columbus, OH and Georganna Tucker of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Maude Webb of Kenova, WV and Myrtle Pack of Knoxville, 58 grandchildren, 42 step grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, 52 step great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and 6 step great-great grandchildren. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

DILLON, Judith Rose ( Barrett)
1944-1996
Judith Rose Dillon, 52, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Feb 16 at Columbus. Mrs. Dillon was born Jan 31, 1944 at Columbia Center, a daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Frisco Barrett. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 19, at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Elders John Goble and Claude Horn. Burial was in Yates family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Dillon, a daughter, Angela Polizzi of Grove City, OH, a son, Larry Lee Dillon of Grove City and 4 sisters. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996

GRUBB, Walter Arden
1908-1996
Walter Arden Grubb, 87, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 6 in Three Rivers Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Mr. Grubb was born Nov 24, 1908, at Adams, a son of the late William Albert and Hester Ann Wellman Grubb. He was a mechanic. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 8 at First Baptist church of Louisa, by the Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ollie M. Grubb, a sister, Goldie Harmon of Georgia; a brother, Orville Grubb of Louisville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

HALL, Iva Josephine (Howard)
1912-1996
Iva Josephine Howard Hall, 83, of Pickerington, OH, formerly of Webbville, died Monday, Feb 19 at Pickerington. Mrs. Hall was born Jun 10, 1912, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Thompson Howard. Her husband, Thomas Harry Hall, preceded her in death. She was a Baptist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Friday, Feb 23, at Dry Fork Community Church by the Rev. David Boggs. Burial was in Howard Cemetery at Webbville. Surviving are a stepson, Thomas Hall of Lancaster, CA; 4 sisters, Jean Young of Dayton, OH, Flora Champbell of Youngstown, OH, Ruth Maxine Betts and Joann Hartley, both of Columbus, OH, 2 brothers, Kenneth Howard of Columbus and Keith Howard of Pickerington and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

HAM, Charles David
1944-1996
Charles David Ham, 51, of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 25. Mr. Ham was born Mar 27, 1944, a son of the late Charley and Risba Maynard Ham. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 27 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Edgar Miller. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Debra Miller Ham of Louisa, a daughter Deanna Lynn Ham, at home, a son, Nathan David Ham, at home; 3 sisters, Roxie Little, Anna Roberts and Hazel Damron all of Louisa; a brother, Isaac Ham of Louisa; 4 nephews and one niece. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

HAMILTON, Sherman
1926-1996
Sherman Hamilton, 70, of Grove City, OH died Monday, Jan 15, following a long illness. Mr. Hamilton was born Jan 11, 1926, a son of the late Willie and Dorsie Foster Hamilton. He was retired from marble Cliff Quarries. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Larry Burchett. Surviving include his wife of 39 years, Agnes Hamilton; 3 sons, Cecil McClleon (Joyce), Cecil E. (Missy) Hamilton, both of Worthington, OH, Sherman T. (Pam) Hamilton of Grove City, OH; a daughter, Dottie (Tony) Weave of Columbus, OH, 2 brothers, Willard (Erma) Hamilton of Delaware, OH and George (Dorothy) Hamilton of Plain City, OH, a sister, Martha Adkins of Columbus, OH, an aunt, Flossie Chaffin of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996

ISON, Carlton E.
1919-1996
Carlton E. Ison, Sr., 76, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 9 at his home. Mr. Ison was born Apr 22, 1919, in Myra, KY, a son of the late Ira and Mary Swiddle Ison. He was retired from Kentucky Power Company, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a Kentucky Colonel. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 11 at Louisa, United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Bertrand. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Nesbit New Ison; a daughter, Shirley Ison Hensley of Louisa; a son, Carlton Ison, Jr., of Oxford, OH; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly Hensley Fraley, Christina Ison and Eddie Hensley, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

KAZEE, Delbert
1923-1996
Delbert Kazee, 72, of Louisa, died Thursday, Feb 1 at his residence. Mr. Kazee was born Oct 29, 1923 at Inez, a son of the late Wallace and Darcus Hensley Kazee. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Esteline Kazee and 3 grandchildren. He was a retired coal miner with Eastern Fuel and Energy Company and a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 4 at New Hope Church by Elder Rueben Lycans, Elder James Estep and Elder Wallace Sartin. Burial was in Kazee-Scott Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mae Dials Kazee of Louisa; 4 daughters, Darlas Kazee of Inez, Carolyn Scott, Wanda Faye Collins and Connie Maynard, all of Louisa; 2 sons, Carlos Kazee and Lee Kazee both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Gladys McCoy of South Williamson and Janet Keller of Shelby, OH; 3 brothers, Grover Stepp of Oceana, WV, James Stepp and Joe Stepp, both of Shelby, OH; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

LYCANS, Lizzie
1911-1996
Lizzie Lycans, 84, of Columbus, OH formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Friday, Feb 9, in Northland Terrace Nursing Home, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Lycans was born Mar 20, 1911 in Glen Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Artrip James. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Lycans. She was a homemaker and a member of Glen Hayes Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Feb 11 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Jeff Lycans. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV. Surviving are one daughter, Della Wilson of Columbus, OH, one son, Clarence Frazier, of Fort Gay, WV; 3 step daughters, and one stepson, 2 brothers, Frank James of South Shore and Jesse James of Princeton, WV; 2 sisters, Betty Salmons of Fort Gay and Ora Salmons of Ashland; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

LYON, Elmer
1911-1996
Elmer R. Lyon, 84, of Cincinnati, formerly of Ashland and Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb 3 in St. Francis-St. George Hospital in Ohio. Mr. Lyon was born Apr 10, 1911, at Kenton, a son of the late Forrest and Bess Lyon. He was a banker and member of First Nazarene Church of Ashland. The funeral was conducted Monday Feb 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene Merrick. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Ruth Lyon, a daughter: Sibyl Meece, Cincinnati, OH, a brother: Phillip Lyon, Ashland, KY; a sister: Mary Bailey, Monticello, Ark., 2 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

MILLER, J. Fred, II
1910-1996
J. Fred Miller, II, of Ashland, formerly of Venice, FL, died Monday, Jan 29, at his residence. The Louisa native was born Dec 6, 1910, the son of the lat J. Fred, Sr. and Arvilla Taylor Miller. He was the owner and operator of Miller Funeral Home for 50 years. Mr. Miller was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former board member of the church. Mr. Miller attended the University of Kentucky where he played one year of football, and graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He was the oldest practicing licensed embalmer and funeral director in Eastern Kentucky. He was a Kentucky State Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director for 60 yeas. He was the oldest former past president of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association. He was the former Boyd County Coroner, the past president of the Ashland Kiwanis Club and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Poage Lodge #325 F & AM, the Apperson Chapter # 81, R.A.M., Everett Council #65 R &SM, and the Ashland Commandery @28 of Knights Templar. He was the past Potentate of the El Hasa Shrine. He also was a member of the Elks #350 BPOE, a Kentucky Colonel and active AARP member and past president of Eastern Kentucky Funeral Directors Association. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Feb 1 in Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. MacGuire Colliver. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Spencer Miller in 1993. He is survived by 2 sons, Dr. J. Fred Miller, III, of Venice, FL and R. D. “Chip” Miller of  Ashland. Additional survivors include 2 brothers, Carl E. Miller of Ashland and Joe Miller of Harrodsburg, a sister, Betty Layne of Russell; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

MOORE, Junior Raymond
1927-1996
Junior Raymond Moore, 68, of Plain City, OH, died Thursday, Feb 8 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Aug 7, 1927, in Johnson County, a son of the late John and Goldie LeMaster Moore. He was preceded in death by a son, John Moore, and 2 sisters. He was a U. S. Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Feb 10 at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, with Rev. Fred Evans officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery. Surviving are 5 children, Sue Martin of Mechanicsburg, OH, Bill Moore of Peebles, OH, Jerry Moore of Plain City, OH, Rita Ropp of Amanda, OH, and Jeff Moore of Whitehall, OH; 23 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Gordon Moore of Plain City, OH and Harvey Moore of Florida; and 2 sisters, Wanda Stambaugh and Loraine Tackett both of Kentucky. Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, OH, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

PACK, Roberta (Fitzpatrick)
1942-1996
Roberta Fitzpatrick Pack, 53, of Caldwell, OH formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday, Feb 9. Mrs. Pack was born May 26, 1942, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Daniel and Minerva Frazier Fitzpatrick. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Feb 12 at Caldwell, OH. Surviving are her husband, Howard Pack, 4 sons, Rickey Fitzpatrick of Goosecreek, SC, Steve Pack, Donald Pack, and Gary Pack, all of Caldwell, one daughter, Tilda Pack of Caldwell; 3 brothers, Mack Fitzpatrick of Mansfield, OH, James Fitzpatrick of Fort Gay, WV, and Doris Fitzpatrick of Louisa; one half brother, Odoff Hammond of Shiloh, OH, 2 sisters, Gertrude Webb and Betty Fitzpatrick, both of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. McDay Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

ROBERTSON, Lawrence
1947-1996
Lawrence Robertson, 48, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Feb 24 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Robertson was born Apr 27, 1947 at Fort Gay, a son of Hazel Robertson and the late Frank Dewey Robertson. He was a member of Oak Grove Methodist church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Feb 27 at Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Dianna Robertson, Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Barbara Ann Robertson and Janet Lynn Robertson, both of Fort Gay, a son, Frank Junior Robertson of Fort Gay; 5 sisters, Myrtle Duncan and Lucille Robertson both of Fort Gay, Anna Lee Robinette of Chapman, Carolyn Biggans of Ypsilanti, MI and Susie Damron of Louisa; 4 brothers, Maxie Robertson of Columbus, OH, Calvin Robertson and Woodrow Robertson, both of Fort Gay and Jerry Robertson of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

ROSS, Dock
1921-1996
Dock Ross, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Feb 5 in VA Medical Center. Mr. Ross was born Aug 12, 1921 at East Lynn, WV, a son of the late Albert and Nina Belcher Ross. He was a member of Forks of Big Hurricane Methodist Church and a WWII veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb 7 at 2 p.m. at Forks of Big Hurricane Methodist Church, Fort Gay by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Watts of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Don Ross of Fort Gay and Larry Ross of Ashland; 4 sisters, Anna Lee Hager of Wayne, WV, Geraldine Cline and Barbara Ross, both of Columbus, OH and Arbutus Bray of Phoenix, AZ and 2 brothers, James Ross and Elton (Fox) Ross, both of Columbus, OH. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 7, 1996

SANDERS, Con
1909-1996
Con Sanders, 86, of Louisa, died Saturday, Feb 10 at Woodland Oaks Health Care, Ashland. Mr. Sanders was born Oct 1, 1909 in Johnson County, a son of the late John and Nora Bates Sanders. His wife, Josie Sanders, also preceded him in death. He was a farmer and a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Pauline Smith of Cleveland, OH, a brother, Henry Sanders of London and a sister, Fern Jones of London. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

SHORTRIDGE, George
1923-1996
George Shortridge, 72, of Ludlow Falls, OH died Sunday, Feb 11 at his residence. Mr. Shortridge was born Jul 9, 1923, a son of the late George Henry Shortridge and Ruth Esther (Rice) Shortridge. Mr. Shortridge worked at Boose Chevrolet in Brookville and Mose Wampler in Troy. He was a WWII P.O.W. and a lifetime member of D.A.V. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb 14 at Hale-Sarvar Funeral Home by Pastor Jerry Collins. He will be buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, OH. He is survived by his wife, Opal Louisa Russell Shortridge, a daughter, Mrs. Milton Victor (Collette) of Piqua; a son, Eddie J. Shortridge of Taylor, MI, 2 brothers, Franklin Shortridge of Russell and glen Shortridge of Kingbrough, TX; 4 sisters, Bonnie Hillman of Hillards, Effie Spillman of Plain City, OH; Barbara Collins and Charlotte Wood both of Fallsburg; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996

TRIPLETT, Homer
1917-1996
Homer Triplett, 78, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 23 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. Mr. Triplett was born Oct 4, 1917 at Beaver Creek, a son of the late Robert Allen and Bell Connie Little Triplett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Martin Triplett in 1995. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Feb 26 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian Hammonds and Rev. Eugene Merrick. Burial was in Davison Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Surviving are a son, Homer Triplett, Jr., of Sedalia, MO, 5 daughters, Florence Clark of Columbia, SC, Linda Hughes of Jacksonville, FL, Imogene Roach of Lewisburg, WV, Janet Triplett of Baring, WA, and Edith Heberly of Thorton, CO, a step daughter, Martha Jo Hanon of Cincinnati, OH; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren, 2 half brothers, Virgil and Eyvind Triplett, both of Drift, 2 half sisters, Juanita Slone of Van Lear and Emogene Combs of Martin. Heston Funeral Homer was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996

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ADAMS, Dixie I. (Humphrey)
1933-1996
Dixie I. Adams, 62, of Kingston, OH, died Sunday, Mar 10, at her home. Mrs. Adams was born Jun 18, 1933 in Buchanan, a daughter of the late Charley and Beulah Lester Humphrey. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jay C. Humphrey. She was a member of the Laurelville Tabernacle Church. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Mar 13 at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with Revs. Roy and Matthew Adams officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Judy Adams of Kingston, Mrs. Dennis (Janet) Myers and Joyce Butts, both of Laurelville, a son, Jerry Adams of Kingston, grandchildren, Jeffrey Butts and Rachel and Rebecca Myers, 2 brothers, Clarence Humphrey of Indiana and Raymond Humphrey of Mt. Sterling; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lonzo (Beatrice) Baugh of Indiana, Mrs. Dwayne (Helen) Stewart and Mrs. Boone (Opal) Burke, both of Kentucky; special friend, Billy Joe Dills of Chillicothe; along with many other friends and family. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

ALBRIGHT, Gordon
1927-1996
Gordon Albright, 68, of Logan, WV, died Saturday, Mar 23 in Logan General Hospital. Mr. Albright was born Oct 22, 1927, at Fort Gay, a son of the late George Albright and Goldie Savage Albright Shellaier of Switzer, WV. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 26 at James Funeral Home, Logan, WV. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Audie Albright of Logan, a son, Larry Gordon Albright of Logan, a daughter, Linda Rea of Pittsburg, PA, 2 stepsons, Ronnie Partain of Arkansas and George Partain of Logan; a sister, Glenna Martin of  Baltimore, MD; a brother, Johnny Albright of Holden, WV; and a special aunt, Marie McDowell of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 27, 1996

CARDWELL, Joseph
1943-1996
Joseph “Joe” Howard Cardwell, 52, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Mar 12. Mr. Cardwell was born May 2, 1943 in Louisa, a son of the late John Howard and Nora Barricks Cardwell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Cardwell Haddaway. He was employed with the Wayne County school system for a total of 28 years, presently serving as assistant director of transportation and a former teacher. He was also the founder and director of the “CUD” network on WFGH radio in Fort Gay, WV. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 16 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gay by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Prichard Cemetery, at Bolts Fork, KY. Surviving are a sister and brother in law, Izetta “Janie” and Monroe Copley, Jr. of Fort Gay, WV; a brother and sister in law, John F. “Johnny” and Martha Cardwell of Huntington, WV; nieces and nephews, William Haddaway, Jr. of Easton, MD, Dennis Smith II of Fort Gay, WV, Charles Cardwell of Huntington, WV, Jane Ellen LaCompte of Easton, MD, Jennifer Smith Peters of Louisa, and Sarah Cardwell of Huntington; 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

DALTON, Allen
1917-1997
Allen Dalton, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 10 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Dalton was born Dec 29, 1917 at Clifford, a son of the late Scott and Grace Fowler Dalton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Polley Moore Dalton in 1970. He was retired from N & W Railroad and a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, R.A. M. chapter #95, Odd Fellows, Kentucky Colonel and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Mar 13, today, at Calf Creek United Baptist Church by Rev. Sterling Marcum, Claude Horn and Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Dalton Family Cemetery, Route 5, Louisa. Surviving are 5 daughters, Ruby Bowens of Proctorville, OH, Bonnie Bowens and Geneva Mills, both of Louisa, Susie Caudill of Paintsville and Donna Stacey of Inez; 6 sons, Chris Dalton, Claude Dalton, Mike Dalton, all of Louisa, Luther Dalton of Cecil, OH, Daniel Dalton of Turkey Creek, and David Dalton of Paintsville; 4 brothers, Taylor Dalton of Covington, Bearl Dalton of Cleveland, OH; B. H. Dalton of Louisa and Bill Dalton of South Shore; 50 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

DEBORD, John, Jr.
1926-1996
John Debord, Jr., 69, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 10 at his home, following an extended illness. Mr. Debord was born Dec 13, 1926, at Lowmansville, a son of the late John Debord Sr. and Virginia Hannah Debord. He was a truck driver. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday Mar 13, today, at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Preece Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Stevens Debord, 5 daughters, Shirley A. Brooks, Mrs. Lester (Jenny) Preece, Mrs. Ed (Juanita) Collinsworth and Mrs. Douglas (Anita) Hale, all of Louisa and Mrs. George (Anna) Graham of Columbus, OH; 6 sons, John W. Debord, Robert E. Debord, David W. Debord, Jerry L. Debord, Patrick C. Debord and Barry L. Debord, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Olive Myers of Columbus, OH, Maxine Kronich of Phoenix, AZ and Ann Vanhorn of Louisa; 3 brothers, James Debord of Phoenix, AZ, Paul Debord of Columbus, OH, and Dean Debord of Baltimore, MD; 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

DIAMOND, Ray
1921-1996
Ray Diamond, 75, of Fallsburg, died Thursday, Feb 29 in three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Diamond was born Feb 28, 1921 at Twin Branch, a son of the late Oscar and Rebecca Jobe Diamond. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Diamond; 3 brothers, Howard Diamond, Donald H. Diamond and John Robert Diamond; and one grandson, Jacob Lane bush. He was a retired truck driver for Liquid Transporters, Inc., Ashland a retired school bus driver for Lawrence County Board of Education and an army veteran of World War II. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Mar 3 by the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond at the Austin-Diamond Cemetery, Fallsburg. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Adams Diamond, a son and daughter in law, Duke  and Regina Diamond, Fallsburg, KY, 4 daughters and sons in law, Regina and Jack Tackett, Sherry and John Henderson and Pamela and Phil Wilson all of Fallsburg, KY, Raymona and Turman Meadows, Brooksville, FL; 2 sisters: Mrs. J. B. (Effa) Patton, and Mrs. Billy (Grace) Gabbard both of Port St. Lucie, FL; 5 grandchildren, Kenneth Tackett and wife Christy, Jennifer Tackett Bentley and husband, James, April Diamond and Kerry Lynn Henderson, all of Fallsburg, and Keegan Russell Meadows of Brooksville, FL; and 2 great grandchildren, Alicia Paige Bentley and Haley Rebecca Bentley of Fallsburg, 4 nieces and 4 nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

FRASHER, Zone
1911-1996
Zone Frasher, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Mar 16 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Frasher was born Jun 7, 1911, in Wayne County, a son of the late Edward and Lutty Dillon Frasher. The funeral was conducted Monday, mar 18 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dick Maynard. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery at Long Branch. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary Skeens of Prichard, WV and Norma Johnson of Fort Gay; 3 sons, Edward Frasher of Louisa and Zonie Frasher and Jessie Frasher, both of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Zelpha Wellman of Fort Gay and Ona Akers of Zanesville, OH; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

GRAYSON, Dolly Francis (Maynard)
1905-1996
Dolly Francis Grayson, 91, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 1 at Mt. Carmel East, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Grayson was born Feb 23, 1905, at Clifford, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sally Ann Bartram Maynard. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Flo Grayson; and several nieces and nephews. She was a retired Assistant Postmaster for the U. S. Postal Service and a member of the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Mar 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 nieces, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Hughes of Canal Winchester, OH and Mrs. Ed (Dorothy) Caton of Coshocton, OH; 4 great nieces, 4 great-great nieces; 2 great-great nephews; one great-great-great niece; 2 great-great-great nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Young Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

HATFIELD, Kathryn (Shortridge)
1935-1996
Kathryn Shortridge Hatfield, 61, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Mar 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Hatfield was born Mar 19, 1935 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Irene Vanhorn Shortridge and the late Garland Shortridge. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Louisa Shortridge and a brother, Robert Shortridge. She was owner of Hatfield Grocery, Fort Gay, and attended Oak Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday Mar 23 at Oak Grove Church by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Hatfield Cemetery. Additional survivors include her husband, Herbert Hatfield, a daughter, Mrs. Doyle (Michelle) Napier of Fort Gay; a son, Shannon (Joetta) Hatfield of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Dorothy Jones and Sally Golden both of Mansfield, OH, Peggy Queen of Louisa, and Maxine Fannin of Fallsburg; 2 brothers, Bill Shortridge of Mansfield and Garie Shortridge of Louisa; 3 grandchildren, Landon Hatfield, Shaylan Napier and Shylah Napier. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 27, 1996

HOLBROOK, Irene (Workman-Fink-Chadwick)
Irene Workman Fink Chadwick Holbrook, of Rush and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died Wednesday, Mar 13 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. She was born in Louisa, the daughter of the late Fred Workman and Nura Savage Workman Holbrook. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold K. Fink and Lt. Col. W. J. “Bill” Chadwick; 4 brothers, L. C. Workman, Ted Workman, Larry H. Workman, and Gene A. Holbrook. She was a member of the Central Christian Church of Newark, OH; associate member of Garrett Chapel Church of Louisa and Twin Lakes Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; member of Womens Christian Fellowship, Eastern Star Chapter #305 of Newark, OH, and Mainlands Ladies Golf Association in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Holbrook, one son, Roger H. Fink of Ashville, NC; one brother, Paris Holbrook of Ashland; 4 sisters in law, Mildred Workman, Goldie Hoblrook, Cassie Osborne, Sallie Osborne and Herma Morman, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 Friday, mar 15 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. Howard Fritts. Burial in Ross Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

HUGHES, Woodrow
1916-1996
Woodrow Hughes, 79, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 12, at Louisa. Mr. Hughes was born Jun 24, 1916, at Morgan’s Creek, a son of the late James and Belle Mills Hughes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Williamson Hughes in 1982. He was a farmer and a carpenter. Surviving are 6 daughters, Edith Burchett, Louisa, Frances Saul and Nancy Campbell both of route 1, Louisa; Janet Young, route 1, Webbville and Diana Henderson and Sharon Justice both of Louisa; a son: Jerry Hughes, Louisa;  a sister: Sarah Marie Chaney, Youngstown, OH, a brother: Homer Hughes, Fallsburg, KY; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.  The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Revs. Larry Sparks, David Henderson and Danny Saul. Burial was in Hughes family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

KIRK, Ira
1920-1996
Ira Kirk, 75, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Feb 28 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Kirk was born Sep 8, 1920, at Ashland, a son of the late Walter Kirk and Millie Whitt Kirk. He was a former electrician with H.P.M. at Mt. Gilead, OH. The funeral was conducted Saturday Mar 2 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery. Surviving are his stepmother, Myrtle Kirk of Groveport, OH, 4 daughters, Linda Julian of Milford, OH, Peggy Kirk Keator of Vernon, FL, Millie Forester of Hilliard, OH, and Christina Kirk of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Ted Kirk of Miami, FL and Larry Kirk of Shiloh, OH; 5 sisters, Beatrice Perry of Fort Myers, FL, Ruth Remchuck of Boca Raton, FL and Carrie Callahan, Darlene Tom and Sharie Sayre, all of Columbus, OH, 3 brothers, Walter Kirk and William Kirk, both of Marengo, OH and Mack Kirk of Fort Gay; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

LEEDY, Freeda Justine (Leedy)
1921-1996
Freeda Justine Leedy, 74, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 6 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Leedy was born Oct 24, 1921 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Lyda Jordan Burgess. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Leedy in 1990. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Priscilla Boyd of Louisa; 2 sons, Floyd Zeke Leedy of Louisa and Glen Roger Leedy of Fort Gay, WV; a brother, Hank Burgess of Morehead, a sister, Gladys Cornwell of Portland, OR; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

MCHENRY, Ruth (Vaughan)
1907-1996
Ruth V. McHenry, 88, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 12 in Mansfield General Hospital. Mrs. McHenry was born Sep 7, 1907, at Cherryville, a daughter of the late Rex and Elsie Bartlett Vaughan. Her husband, Willie McHenry, preceded her in death. She was a member of Cherryville Baptist Church and attended Lexington Baptist Church at Mansfield. Surviving are 2 daughters, Bessie Senters, Ravenna, OH, Elsie Hardin, Mansfield, OH; a son: Curtis McHenry, Ashland, KY, 2 sisters: Ethel Sammons and Mae Jordan both of Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Friday, Mar 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

PARKER, Haley Alice (Murphy)
1904-1996
Haley Alice Parker, 91, of Marysville, OH, died Friday, Feb 23 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Parker was born Jul 8, 1904, at Cherokee, a daughter of the late David Allen and Mary Smith Murphy. Her husband, Francis M. (Bud) Parker, to whom she was married Jul 5, 1925, died in Nov 1981. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Geneva Joy Barker, a son, Eugene, a brother, Harry, a sister, Emma and half sister, Caroline Curnutte, formerly of Cherokee. She was a housewife and a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church near Blaine. The funeral was conducted Monday Feb 26 at Alder Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH. Survivors include a daughter and son in law, Helen and Arthur Arnold of Marysville; 3 sons and daughters in law, Everette and Betty of West Portsmouth, OH, Marvin and Tami of Ann Arbor, MI, and Earl and Elaine of Spring Hill, FL; a daughter in law, Anna Mae Parker of Bellefontaine, OH; a son in law, Robert Barter of Beavercreek, OH; 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, OH, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

PRESTON, George Thomas
1921-1996
George Thomas Preston, 75 of Louisa, died Wednesday, March 13 in Kings Daughter' Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born February 20, 1921, at Georges Creek, a son of the late Dewey and Anna Wooten Preston. He was retired from Sandusky Crushed Stone and a U.S. Army veteran.  The funeral was conducted Saturday, March 16, at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. William Teems. Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Preston of Louisa; three daughters, Glenda Spears, Gay Scarberry and Frances  Gilpin, all of Louisa; two sons George M. Preston and Richard Dennis Preston, both of Louisa; a sister, Mary Miller of Ypsilanti, MI; a brother, Dewey Eugene Preston of Hamilton, OH; and 8 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 20, 1996

RUNYON, Velvia Katherine (Terry)
1930-1996
Velvia Katherine Runyon, 65, of Webbville, died Thursday, Mar 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Runyon was born Jun 1, 1930 at Richardson, a daughter of the late William D. and Elizabeth Louise Fitch Terry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroe Runyon in 1984. She was a member of Garden of Hope Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 10, at Garden of Hope Primitive Baptist Church by Darrell Ratliff and Brad Dutton. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Nell Church, Webbville; 3 sons: Joseph C. Green, Louisa, William Daniel Green, Detroit, MI, Frankie Green, Louisa; 3 sisters: Bonnie Little, Mary Preston and Nora Jean Stapleton all of Louisa; 5 brothers: Bill Dave Terry, Louisa, Bobby Terry, Columbus, Jacob Terry, Rondal Terry and Larry Milton Terry all of Louisa; 22 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

SKAGGS, Elzie Martin
Elzie Martin Skaggs, 80, of Hilliard, OH, died Tuesday, mar 5 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ella Skaggs. He was retired from Marble Cliff and a member of the Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Blaine. The funeral was conducted Friday Mar 8 at Tidd Funeral Home by Rev. John Meade. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters in law, Larry and Jeanie Skaggs of Hilliard, Jim and Janet Skaggs of Grove City, and Donnie Skaggs of Kentucky; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; 5 brothers, Carl (Lillian) Skaggs, of Martha, Hurl (Ina) Skaggs, of Blaine, Escom (Dixie) Skaggs of Columbus, Hunter Jr. (Gay) Skaggs of Grandview, Wilbur (Cora) Skaggs of Martha; a sister, Lois Skaggs of Martha; numerous relatives and a host of friends. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

WARD, Laura Bell (Copley)
1915-1996
Laura Bell Ward, 80, of Fort Gay, died Friday, Mar 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center at Morehead. Mrs. Ward was born Sep 3, 1915 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Joshua and Elizabeth Thompson Copley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Ward in 1991. She was a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by minister Dennis Brown. Surviving are 3 daughters, Hazel Hamilton of Bascom FL, Julie Booth and Opal Scott both of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Herbert Ward of Logan, OH and Theodore Ward, Jr.  of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Nellie Copley of Kenova and Hazel Crabtree of Catlettsburg; one brother, Dude Copley of Columbus, OH; 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996

WRIGHT, Kim
1954-1996
Kim Wright, 41, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 28 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born Sep 17, 1954 at Louisville, a son of Patricia Donovan Lyon of Deskin, FL and the late Benton M. Wright. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law. He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the National Rifle Association, the Yatesville Fish and Game Club and the founder of Angel Tree Program in Louisa. The funeral was conducted, Saturday Mar 2 at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eugene Merrick and Rev. Julian Hammonds. Additional survivors include his wife, Linda Bushnell Wright; 2 sons, David Wright and Alex Wright, both at home, a daughter, Brandi J. Matta at home; 2 sisters, Amy Zerkle and Gay Wright-Hooks, both of Lexington. Contributions may be made to the Louisa and Fort gay Ministerial Association, P. O. Box 26, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Christian Appalachian Porject, 1350 Gene Wilson Blvd., Louisa, KY 41230. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

YORK, Taylor
1931-1996
Taylor York, Jr., 46, of Huntington, WV, died Thursday, Feb 29 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a long illness. Mr. York was born Mar 1, 1931, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Taylor Sr. and Maxine Henson York. He was a former employee of Clark Tire Co. at Huntington. The funeral was conducted Monday, Mar 4 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Mill Creek. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Smith York; 7 daughters, Jean Collins of Mobile, AL, Jerry Bailey of West Monroe, LA, Joyce Ann Cook of Louisa, Fern Louisa Jones of Chesapeake, OH, and Betty Lou Stamper, Linda Kay McChristian and Diane Sue Cummings, all of Huntington; 4 sons, Charles Lee Parsons of Radnor, Pal York of Wayne, Archie Lee Parsons of Lovely, and Richard Taylor York of Huntington; 3 sisters, Mary Chapman of Chapman and Linda Vinson and Vickie Vinson, both of Louisa, a brother, Jerry York of Louisa; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1996

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ADAMS, Betty (Blankenship)
1905-1996
Betty Adams, 91, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 27 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Adams was born Feb 17, 1905, in Pike County, a daughter of the late Matt and Nancy Blankenship. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Adams in 1986. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 30, at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter Adams. Burial was in Adams Cemetery. Surviving are a son, McKinley Blankenship of Pataskala, OH; 2 step son, Johnny and Garfield Blankenship of Pike County; a grandson, Michael Blankenship of Mt. Vernon, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

ALLEN, Blanche Louise (York-Fugitt)
1932-1996
Blanche Louise York Allen, 64, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 13 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Allen was born Apr 12, 1932 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Bob and Maggie York. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen. She was a member of the Louisa Church of God. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 17 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms. Burial will be in York Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Homer Allen of Louisa; 4 sons, Herman Fugitt and Richard Fugitt, both of Louisa, Roy Fugitt of Winchester, KY, William “Tom” Fugitt of Gatesville, NC, 2 daughters, Brenda “Suzi” Carpenter of Phoenix, AZ and Julie Schuilwerve of Wilmington, NC, 2 stepdaughters, Alta Elizabeth Thompson, of Springfield, OH and Nolda Louisa Allen of Louisa; 8 brothers, Robert York, Taylor York, Paul York, and Leslie York all of Louisa; Wilburn “Jim” Cantrell and Bill York both of Michigan, Steve York of Oberlin, OH and Herman York of Ohio; 3 sisters, Feta “Tina” Rittenberry of Perry, OH, Marlene Caudill and Betty Isaac, both of Louisa, 11 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

BROWN, Polly (Johnson)
1917-1996
Polly M. Brown, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 12 in Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Brown was born Feb 10, 1917, at Cabell County, WV, a daughter of the late John B. and Camma Simmons Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Brown, 2 daughters, and 2 sons. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 14 at Big Elk United Baptist Church, Inex, by Brother James Slone and Brother Woodrow Nichols. Burial was in Hatfield Cemetery at Barrett, WV. Surviving are 5 sons, Gregory Brown of Rembert, SC, Richard Brown of Naugatuck, WV, Larry Brown of Louisa, George Brown of Inez, Thomas Brown of Van, WV; a sister, Flora Finley of Huntington; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

CARTER, Don
1915-1996
Don Carter, 80, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 13 at his residence. Mr. Carter was born Oct 27, 1915, a son of the late Kay and Lottie Wilkes Carter. He was a retired TV repairman, Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 6103. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 15 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Frazier. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Church Cemetery. A graveside services was conducted by members of W.O. Johnson, American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Surviving are his wife, June Carter of Louisa; 2 daughters, Sandra Daniels of Marion, OH and Patricia Stevens of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Forest Carter of Corpus Christi, TX; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

CARTER, James Thomas
1913-1996
James Thomas Carter, 82, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Apr 17 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born Jul 18, 1913, at Logan, WV, a son of the late Barney Carter. His wife, Freda Maynard Carter, died in 1991. He was a former coal miner with Island Creek Coal Company and a member of Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Revs. Dick Maynard and Bobby Daniels. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Glen Hayes. Surviving are a daughter, Dreama Kelley of Glen Hayes, 4 sons, Frank Carter of Trenton, MI, Jack Carter of Monroe, MI, Richard Carter of Clawson, MI, and Phillip Carter of Milan, MI; a sister, June Whitt of Lavalette; a brother, Sam Carter of Chapmansville; 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

CHAPMAN, William Sherman
1912-1996
William Sherman Chapman, 84, of Chapman, died Sunday, Apr 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Chapman was born Mar 27, 1912 at Chapman, a son of the late Joseph P. and Nora E. Black Chapman. He was a retired crane operator for C & O Railroad, a member of Gallup Methodist Church and World War II Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 17 (today) at 2 p.m. at Gallup Methodist Church by Rev. Milton Bartram. Burial will be in Peck Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, James G. Chapman of Raceland and Virgil H. Chapman of Chapman; 4 sisters, Dorothy Burnette of Rittman, OH, Leeta Mae Hall and Pauline Lycan, both of Chapman and Betty J. Henson of Orange Park, FL; one nephew, whom he raised, Larry “Nick” Chapman. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

CRAWFORD, Ray
1919-1996
Ray John Crawford, 76, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Apr 17 in his home. Mr. Crawford was born Jun 10, 1919, at Princeton, a son of the late John and Florence Thornton Crawford. He was a former shipbuilder with Norfolk Shipyard, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 20, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Glen Thompson. Burial was in Pack Cemetery at Fort Gay with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Lorene Pack Crawford; 4 daughters, Mary Goodard of Gastonia, NC, Patricia Byers of Newark, OH, and Brenda Goode and Linda Mayberry, both of Aiken, SC; 2 sons, Gary Crawford, at home and Donald Crawford of Graniteville, SC; a step daughter, Karen Smith of Louisa, a stepson, Russell Thompson of Fort Gay; a brother, Paul Crawford of Albuquerque, NM; 4 sisters, May Weatherly and Jamie Weatherly, both of Princeton, Katheryn Sutherland of Springfield, NB, and Coletta Long of Eure, NC; 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

DAVIS, Jasper Felix “Bob”
1917-1996
Jasper Felix “Bob” Davis, 79, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 4 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born Mar 22, 1917, at Louisa, a son of the late Fild and Hannah Fletcher Davis. He was a retired miner. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Cotton Maynard. Burial was in Davis Family Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Magline Davis, 5 daughters, Linda McCoy of Virginia Beach, VA, Carol Pack of Adams, Melissa Lyons of Charley, Brenda Dotson of Louisa, and Judy gore of Logan, WV; 4 sons, Jim Davis of Phoenix, AZ, Jasper Davis and Bobby Davis, both of Louisa, and Billy Davis; 2 sisters, Phobie Webb of Louisa and Irene Wills of Ashland City, TN; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 10, 1996

FANN, Lydia (Strickland)
1922-1996
Lydia Strickland Fann, 73, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 3. Mrs. Fann was born Apr 25, 1922, at Coats, NC, a daughter of the late Edgar and Sarah Stuart Strickland. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Apr 6 at Price Funeral Home at Erwin, NC. Burial was in Erwin Memorial Park. Surviving are her husband, Rodney H. Fann; a daughter, Brenda Price of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 sons, Rodney H. Fann, Jr. of Safety Harbor, FL and Douglas G. Fann of Charley; 2 sisters, Vada Gregory of Coasts and Clydia Smith of Fayetteville, NC; 6 brothers, Wilbur Strickland and Hubert Strickland, both of Erwin, NC, Rhubert Strickland and Virgil Strickland, both of Clinton, NC, Edgar Strickland of Wilmington, NC and Futrell Strickland of Newport News, VA; 2 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 10, 1996

FANNIN, Carson
1912-1996
Carson Fannin, 83, of Inez, died Tuesday, Apr 9, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Fannin was born Jul 28, 1912, in Martin County, a son of the late Sarah Jane Brewer Fannin. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Inez Church of God. The funeral was conducted Apr 12 at Inez Church of God by the Rev. Paul E. Lambert and Rev. Donald Cox. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lambert Fannin; 5 sons, Carson Fannin, Jr., of Logan, WV, Grady Fannin of Inez, David Neil Wellman of Ohio, James L. Wellman of Dingus, WV and Blaine Wellman of Denver, CO; 4 daughters, Kathleen Edmiston of South Carolina, Rita Kay Fannin of Tennessee, Crystal Johnson and Jean A. Fannin both of Grayson and 12 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

HAM, Isaac Montville
1938-1996
Isaac Montville Ham, 57, of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 22, following an extended illness. Mr. Ham was born Aug 7, 1938, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Risby Maynard Ham. He was a driver for Wheeler & Clevenger and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 24 at 2 p.m. in Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Chuck Thompson and Rev. Willie G. Hayes. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Isaac E. Ham and Charles Matthew Ham, both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Roxie Little, Anna Roberts and Hazel Damron, all of Louisa, 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

HATFIELD, Dodge, Jr.
1935-1996
Dodge V. Hatfield, Jr., 60, of DeQueen, Ark., died Monday Apr 8 in Arkansas. Mr. Hatfield was born Oct 17, 1935, at Matewan, WV, a son of Elizabeth Bowen Hatfield of Grayson and the late Dodge V. Hatfield, Sr. He was an ironworker and an Army veteran. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Apr 12 at Bowens- Sammons Cemetery at Louisa by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Additional survivors include a daughter, Karen White of Tampa, FL; a son, Brian Hatfield of Tampa, FL; a sister, Maxine Darby of Cleveland, OH and 2 brothers. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

HOPSON, Willie Jean (Carson)
1921-1996
Willie Jean Hopson, 74, of Louisa, died Saturday Apr 13. Mrs. Hopson was born May 26, 1921, at Louisa, a daughter of the late John and Myrtle Shannon Carlson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl David Hopson in 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist church, Rebecca’s, Lawrence County Democratic Women’s Club, First United Methodist Women’s Club and Humana Seniors. A graveside services was conducted Tuesday, Apr 16 at Pinehill Cemetery by Rev. Gene Merrick. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ruth Hopson of Sadieville and a sister Mary Cheek of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

HUGHES, Willis
1927-1996
Willis Hughes, 68, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Van Lear, died Thursday, Mar 28 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Hughes was born Aug 2, 1927 at Van Lear, a son of the late Luther and Cordie McHenry Hughes. He was a retired laborer with Pella Construction at Columbus and a member of Southern Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Mar 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Willis Hughes, Jr., Columbus, a daughter: Carolyn Beeler, Portsmouth, VA; 3 sisters: Ann Lemaster, Louisa, Doris Baysinger, Madison, KS, Mary Dedman, Portsmouth, VA; 2 brothers: Bert Hughes, Columbus, Raymond Hughes, Newburn, NC; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

JOHNSON, John A.
1908-1996
John A. Johnson, 88, of Lubbock, TX, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 3 at Lubbock Hospital. Mr. Johnson was born Apr 19, 1908, at Bellstrace in Lawrence County, a son of the late Alex and Sarah Berry Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Wood Johnson, 3 sisters, and 6 brothers. He was a Master Sgt. U. S. Air Force carrier veteran and a Baptist church member. The funeral was conducted Friday, Apr 5 in Lubbock, TX. Surviving are a sister, Martha Fyffe of Louisa and several nieces, nephews and friends. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 17, 1996

KIRK, Debra Lynn
1959-1996
Debra Lynn Kirk, 37, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, Mar 27 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Kirk was born Feb 9, 1959, at Paintsville, a daughter of Elneade Moore Kirk of Lowmansville and the late Don Kirk. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Mar 30 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Hannah Cemetery at Lowmansville. Additional survivors include a son, Charles Keith Scarberry, 2 sisters: Sharon Kirk, Lowmansville and Brenda Kirk, Adams, KY; 2 brothers: Charles Kirk, Adams, KY and Ricky Kirk, Lowmansville, KY; a nephews and 3 nieces. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

MILLER, Maybelle (Kise)
1915-1996
Maybelle Kise Miller, 80, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Miller was born Aug 17, 1915, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Chance C. and Elizabeth Travis Kise. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Miller in 1990. She was a member of the Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 2 at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Jim Bevins and Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Kise Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Nannie Hartley of Springfield, OH; 2 brothers, Buster Kise and Edgar Kise both of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

MYERS, Mattie P. (Fyffe)
1920-1996
Mattie P. Myers, age 76, of Canton, passed away Tuesday, Apr 9 in Manor Care Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born in Sandy Hook, a daughter of the late Sherman and Mollie Hunter Fyffe. She had been a Canton resident 53 years. She retired in 1977, after 10 years of service form J.B. McCoy and Son, Inc., where she was head of the accounting department. Mrs. Myers was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Myers, Jr., her son, Robert W. Myers and a sister, Fern Hinkle. Surviving are her daughter, Karen Myers of Canton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Cleo Hewitt of Cottonwood, ID and Mrs. William (Joyce) Oliver of Dayton; 2 grandsons, Brian and Todd Myers and 2 great grandchildren. Services were conducted Saturday, Apr 13, in the Formet-Clevenger and Gordon Funeral Home with Rev. Donal H. Rossier officiating. Interment was in North Lawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

PHILLIPS, Wilford Idis
1929-1996
Wilford Idis Phillips, 67, of Mazie, died Thursday, Apr 18, at the Elliott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Hook. Mr. Phillips was born Jan 17, 1929, at Martha, a son of the late Dockie and Luranna Kelly Phillips. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother. Wilford served with the U. S. Army form 1951 to 1953 in both Korea and Japan. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 21 at Eldridge Funeral Home by ministers, Raymond Carter and Elmer Birchwell. Burial was in Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook. Surviving are his wife, Clotene Hay Phillips of Mazie; a daughter, Tina McDowell of Williamsport, IN, 5 brothers, Willis Phillips and Billy Phillips, both of Columbus, OH, Bobby Phillips of Florida, Ronnie Phillips and Gale Phillips, both of Grove City, OH, 2 sisters, Wanda Gilliam of Morehead and Grace Gilliam of Isonville; 3 granddaughters and one grandson. Eldridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

PRICE, Harry H.
1913-1996
Harry H. Price, 82, of Obetz, OH, formerly of Georges Creek, died Monday, Apr 1, following a long illness. Mr. Price was born Sep 23, 1913, a son of the late Ine and Hattie Mae Davis Price. He was a member of the Baptist faith and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Flora Bryant Price; a son, Harry Thomas Price of Obetz, OH; 2 grandchildren, one great grandchild; 3 brothers, Thomas Ray Price of Beaver Creek, OH, Jack W. Price of Kettering, OH, and Paul Gene Price of Ulysses; 5 sisters, Joan Robinette of Columbus, OH, Opal Castle of Paintsville, Margaret Plott, Frances Skaggs and Ella Fae Butcher all of Louisa. Funeral arrangements were by Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, Columbus, OH. Burial was in Beckett Cemetery, Pickaway County, Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

RATLIFF, Lotus Irene
1916-1996
Lotus Irene Ratliff, 79 of Fort Gay, died Monday, Apr 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Ratliff was born Apr 12, 1916, at Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Lemaster Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ratliff in 1993. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Apr 3 (today) at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herman Wellman and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Ratliff Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are a special friend, Alice Thompson of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

ROWE, Arnum
1920-1996
Arnum Rowe, 76, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 19 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa following a sudden illness.  Mr. Rowe was born Feb 29, 1920, in Tadpole, a son of the late Oscar and Esta Preston Rowe. He was a retired supervisor with Lear-Sigler Motor Co., in Detroit. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Clestenia Rowe; two daughters, Nadine Meek of Indianapolis, Wilma Vanhorn of Bradner, OH; a son Arnum H. Rowe of Westland, MI, a sister, Veenie Lewis of El Cajon, CA; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Monday at Eloise United Baptist Church in Louisa by Elder Ivan Butcher, Elder Don Scarberry and Elder Glen Penix. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery with military rites by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

RUPERT, Gladys (Borders0
1922-1996
Gladys Borders Rupert, 73, of Ulysses, died Thursday, Apr 18, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Rupert was born Nov 13, 1922, at Ulysses, a daughter of the late Henry and Sella Hickman Borders. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rupert in 1972. She was a member of Walnut Grove Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Apr 21, at Walnut Grove Church by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Dean Burchett. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Ethel Brewer of Ulysses; 2 nieces, Patricia Rice of Ulysses and Sue Burns of Richmond, 3 nephews, Jim Brewer of Ulysses, Charles borders of Columbus, OH and Mike Borders of California. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

STRATTON, Launa (Booth)
1911-1996
Launa Booth Stratton. 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Stratton was born Mar 25, 1911 at Spokane, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Dixie Fields Booth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Stratton in July 1984. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Apr 2 at Heston Funeral Home by Dr. James A. Hayes and Rev. Tim York. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery. Surviving are a son, James Roger Stratton of Seymour, CT; 2 grandchildren, Jim and Kris Stratton; 4 great grandchildren, Nicole, Melissa, Victoria and Danielle Stratton; 4 sisters, Alma Branham of Fairborn, OH, Irene Green of Ashland, Gladys Kight of Huntington, WV, and Ruth Lawson of Ellenton, FL; 2 brothers, Harold Booth of Charleston, WV and Calvin Booth of Marysville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday Apr 3, 1996

TUCKER, Roger David
1951-1996
Roger David Tucker, 45 of Washington, D. C. formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Mar 24 in Washington Hospital. Mr. Tucker was born Jan 6, 1951, at Wattsworth, OH, a so of the late James Garnet and Ethel Booth Tucker. He was a carpenter. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Mar 29 at Tucker Cemetery at Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman.  Surviving are 5 sisters, Bertha Gilman of Mesa, AZ, Doris Damron of Pensacola, FL, Joanne Tucker of Louisa, Glenna Yurkarage of Wilkes Barre, PA and Rhonda Crisp of Caneyville and 4 brothers, Forrest Tucker of Springfield, MD, Tom Tucker of Ritterian, OH, Bernard Tucker of Manteo, NC and Glen Tucker of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1996

WARD, Virginia (Workman)
1917-1996
Virginia Workman Ward, 78, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 18, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Ward was born Oct 12, 1917, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Jake and Emily Bartram Workman. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Ward in 1977. She was a retired clerk. The funeral was conducted Monday, Apr 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Workman Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are 4 brothers, Charlie B. Workman of Belleville, WV, Bromley S. Workman of Huntington, WV, Rush Workman of Barrington, RI, and Larry Donald Workman of Auburndale, FL; a dear friend, Ina Pascoe; and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Apr 24, 1996

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BLAIR, Rebecca (Mills)
1943-1996
Rebecca Mills Blair, 52, of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 29 at her residence. Mrs. Blair was born May 8, 1943, in Pike County, a daughter of Kelly Mills and the late Della Music Mills. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at Fallsburg Tabernacle by the Rev. Jake McCoy. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Tammy A. Johnston of Chicago, IL, Jerri Lynn Skaggs of Ashland and Della Blair of Louisa; 4 sons, Charles Parrott and Carl Blair, both of Louisa, Gary Zang of Louisville and William McDaniel of Florida; 4 sisters, Myrtle Prince and Ernestine Mills, both of Louisa, Phyllis Hensley of Lexington and Charlene Clark of Oregon; a brother, Estel Mills of Louisa;  4 granddaughters and 13 grandsons. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 8, 1996

BRANHAM, Ruth Ann ( Pearson)
1944-1996
Ruth Ann Branham, 52 of Louisa, died Friday, May 10 at her home. Mrs. Branham was born Mar 26, 1944 in Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late Warren Pearson and Ruth Dodridge Isaac and step father, Elmer Isaac. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mellissa Ruth Branham. She was a retired nurse and member of the Fort Gay Church of God. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 14 at Fort Gay Church of God by Rev. Doug Wilhite. Burial was in Isaac Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Franklin D. Branham of Louisa; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Marcum of Louisa; a son, Franklin D. Branham, II of Louisa; a brother, Elmer Eugene Isaac of Vicco; and 2 grandchildren, Brandon Kyle Marcum and Ashley Dawn Branham. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 15, 1996

BURCHETT, William Albert
1933-1996
William Albert Burchett, 63, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa. Mr. Burchett was born Mar 31, 1933 at Yatesville, a son of the late Joseph Orville and Sadie Adkins Burchett. He was a truck driver for the Lawrence County Road Department. The funeral was conducted Apr 26 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery at Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mary Belle Burchett; 3 daughters: Brenda Pelfrey and Debbie Jackson both of Louisa; Naomi Burchett, Ashboro, NC; 4 sons: Rodney Burchett, Roger Burchett, Albert Eugene Burchett and William Jr. Burchett all of Louisa; 3 sisters: Nellie Levering and Nannie Stewart both of Louisa, Wanda Welch, Marysville, OH; 4 brothers: Paul Ray Burchett, St. Louis, MO, Emmitt Burchett, Obetz, OH, Walter Burchett and Ronnie Burchett both of Louisa; 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 1, 1996

CHAMBERS, Clara L. (McGinnis)
1937-1996
Clara L. Chambers, 58, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Inez, died Tuesday, May 7 in Phoenix. Mrs. Chambers was born Nov 20, 1937, in Inez, a daughter of Alifair Cook McGinnis Crum of Louisa and the late Ike McGinnis. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, David Roese; and stepfather, Eli Crum. She was a bartender. The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Fluty and Elder Ellis Cook. Burial was in McGinnis Cemetery. Additional survivors include a daughter: Suzanne Clarridge, Phoenix, AZ, 2 sons: Randall Rose, Johnstown, OH and Frank Rose, Alaska; 7 sisters: Lucille Wood, Clothier, WV, Corrine Holstein, Jeffrey, WV, Sillar Marie Buffington, Springfield, OH, Virgie McGinnis, Louisa, Beulah Spencer, Columbus, Nancy Moore, Louisa, Georganna Tucker, Fort Gay; 5 brothers: Buford McGinnis, Louisa, James Samuel McGinnis Newport News, VA, Rufus McGinnis, Bradenton, FL, David McGinnis, Sussex, NJ, Robert McGinnis, Columbus; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 15, 1996

CHIARENZELLI, Ray
1926-1996
Ray Chiarenzelli, 70, of Fort Gay, died Saturday May 25. Mr. Chiarenzelli was born Jan 30, 1926 at Bridgeport, CT, son of the late Maurice and Mae Sarneky Chiarenzelli. He was a retired salesman for Sears and Love Hardware, Huntington, a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, St. Johns Masonic Lodge and a World War II Army veteran.. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 27 at Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Richard Held, pastor. Burial was in the family cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Murdock Chiarenzelli;  2 daughters, Paula Korin of Oxford, CT and Cinda Robertson of Fort Gay; a son, Bob Chiarenzelli of Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren and a brother, Albert Chiarenzelli, of Monore, CT. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 29, 1996

DAVIS, Karl Mason
1905-1996
Karl Mason Davis, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, Apr 25, at Dauphin Health Care in Mobile, AL. Mr. Davis was born Jun 17, 1905 in Ezel, a son of the late John H. and Mattie Kash Davis. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Masonic Grand Lodge #23 and 32nd degree Shriners. In 1946, he and his brother, Raymond, established Davis Brothers Motors which was an agency for Oldsmobiles and GMC trucks. After buying out his brother in 1953, he continued as Davis Motors until 1976. During that time he received numerous awards and honors from General Motors for special Achievements in sales and service in his area. While in Louisa, he along with 2 partners engaged in residential homes in Spring Hill area. Viewing was held Sunday, Apr 28 at Eastin Taul Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with a Masonic service. Graveside rites were conducted by Rev. Timothy Dibble and Rev. Clarence Watson with interment at Ezel Cemetery on Monday, Apr 29. Surviving are his wife, Ota Mae Davis, a sister, Mabel Frances Matthews of North Palm Beach, FL; 2 brothers, James Roger Davis of Middletown, OH and Raymond Franklin Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Helen Alva Yost of Mobile, AL; 3 grandsons, Gregory Mason Yost, Karl Davis Yost and Dewitt Duncan Yost; 5 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday May 15, 1996

DAVIS, William S.
1908-1996
William S. Davis, 87, of Louisa, died Monday, May 13 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born Nov 5, 1908, at Davisville, a son of the late Miller Albritton and Trinvilla Pack Davis. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired sales clerk with Wheeler and Williams Hardware. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Eric Norford. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Nola Osborne Davis, of Louisa; a daughter, Patricia (Richard) Noford of Cottageville; a son, Kenneth (Kathy) Davis of Lexington; a sister, Flora Davis of Flat Gap; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 15, 1996

EKERS, Franklin K.
1915-1996
Franklin K. Ekers, 81, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, May 2 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Ekers was born Apr 16, 1915, in Lawrence County. He was a retired foreman with Armour’s and retired from Westinghouse. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 6 at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ekers of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Beacraft of Warsaw, IN, and Mrs. Richard (Carol) Price of Claypool, IN, a son, Michael Ekers of Grove City, OH; 3 grandchildren, Toby (Michelle) Ekers, tiffany Ekers and Janet Price, and a sister, Lycia Crabbe of Weaversville, NC. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 8, 1996

FUGITT, Julia “Jewell”
1911-1996
Julia “Jewell” Fugitt, 84, of Louisa, died Saturday, May 25 at Wheeler Nursing Home. Mrs. Fugitt was born Dec 8, 1911, at Gallup, a daughter of the late W. T. and Victoria Ball Fugitt. She was preceded in death by 6 sisters, Willabelle Franklin, Delle Chapman, Nellie Smith, Zelda Vogel, Alice Damron and Pearl Hautenburge, and 3 brothers, Milton, Roscoe and Geyger Fugitt. She was owner and operator of Fugitt Grocery, Gallup, and a member of Gallup United Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, today, at 2 p.m. at Gallup United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeffery Lambert and Rev. John Salyer. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving is a brother, Benson Ray Fugitt of Grayson. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, may 29, 1996

RIFFE, Van Buren
1919-1996
Van Buren Riffe, 77, of Fallsburg died Monday, May 6 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Riffe was born Jan 9, 1919, in Louisa, a son of the late John and Ida Belle Shortridge Riffe. He was a coal miner and supervisor, worked for Ashland Milling Company and was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William “Bill” Holley. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Irene C. Riffe of Fallsburg, 3 daughters, Dottie Riffe Coffee, Diane Riffe Branham, and Marcia Riffe Chaney, all of Fallsburg, a son, Van Buren Riffe, Jr., of Rush; 2 sisters, Virginia Kathleen Riffe and Patsy Ann Combs, both of Dayton, OH; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 8, 1996

ROBERTS, Cleora
1906-1996
Cleora Roberts, 89, of Louisa, died Monday, May 27 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Roberts was born Nov 30, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma McCommis Moore. She was a member of the Dry Ridge Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, today, at 10 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eugene Merrick. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are 4 daughters, Jean Carter and Virginia Roberts, both of Louisa, Jorie Emily Cain of Columbus, OH, Dorothy Ellen Chaffin of Catlettsburg, 7 sons, Jack Franklin Roberts of Carrol, OH, Paul Roberts of Blue Rock, OH, Robert Arthur Roberts  of Catlettsburg, Elwood Roberts and Stroder Roberts both of Columbus, OH, Billy Ray Roberts of Webbville and Charles Hamilton Roberts of Middlesburg, FL; 6 sisters, Georgia Thompson of Thornsville, OH, Katie Crabtree of Grove City, OH, Roberta Bowers and Ida Curtis, both of Columbus, OH, Florence Roberts of Urbana, OH and Wavie Newsome of Ashville, OH; 33 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 29, 1996

ROBINETTE, Chester
1918-1996
Chester Robinette, 77, of Louisa, died Friday, May 17 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Robinette was born Jun 18, 1918, in Louisa, a son of the late William and Stella Thompson Robinette. He was an equipment operator with the C & O Railroad. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene Merrick. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Surviving is a sister, Marie Robinette of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 22, 1996

SAWYER, Laura (Webb)
1904-1996
Laura Webb Sawyer, 91, of Webbville, died Monday, Apr 22, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Sawyer was born Dec 17, 1904 at Overda, a daughter of the late John Martin and Onia Candis Chadwick Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Sawyer in May of 1981 and 4 brothers, Ernest, Arthur, Austin and Norman Webb. The funeral was conducted Apr 26 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Dewey Hogston, Rev. Darrell Priode and Rev. Gordon Crisp. Burial was in Sawyer-Wright Cemetery, Webbville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Anna B. Auville of Elyria, OH, and Dr. Edra (Robert) Spangler of Powell, OH; a son, Clinton (Ruth) Sawyer of Knoxville, TN; 9 grandchildren, Gerald (Nancy) Hammond, Wade (Darlene) Hammond II, Cheryl Ann (John) Davis, Mark Spangler, Kendra (Kenneth) Lovett, Keith (Donna) Sawyer, Donna (David) Skyberg, Kimberly Sawyer and Carol (Randy) Lay; 19 great grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Bower of Grove City, OH and many life long friends. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 1, 1996

ST. CLAIR, Garnette (Ailiff)
1911-1996
Garnette St. Clair, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Apr 30 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. St. Clair was born Dec 7, 1911, in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Ada Taylor Ailiff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl May and second husband, Paris St. Clair. She was a chiropractor in the Ashland and Huntington area in the 1930’s and 1940’s  and a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 3 at Heston Funeral home by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Jo Ann May of Louisa, Rose Mary Wilson of St. Petersburg, FL and Sherry Copley of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, William Ailiff and Frank Ailiff, both of Fort Gay; 3 granddaughters, Lisa Wilson of Tampa, FL, Elizabeth Wilson of London, and Ada Copley of Fort Gay; 3 grandsons, Joe, Charles and David Sammons all of St. Petersburg, FL. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 8, 1996

THOMPSON, Rena Faye (Thompson)
1939-1996
Rena Faye Thompson, 57, of Cedar Vale, KS, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 20 in Riverside Hospital, at Wichita, KS. Mrs. Thompson was born Feb 18, 1939, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Ivie and Viola Spencer Thompson. She was a nurse’s aide with Cedar Vale Nursing Center. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 3 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Saul, Ronnie  Childers, and Lee Robinette. Burail was in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Surviving are 3 sons, Robert Thompson and Ivie Thompson, both of Cedar Vale and Stanley Thompson of Winfield, KS; 3 brothers, David Thompson of Cedar Vale, Roy Thompson and Jay Thompson, both of Louisa, a sister, Becky McComas of Cedar Vale; 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 1, 1996

WALTERS, Matthew
1981-1996
Matthew Walters, 15, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, May 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Matthew was born Jan 30, 1981 in Huntington, WV, a son of Dennis and Martha Meek Walters. He was a student at Lawrence County High School, a member of the Lawrence County ROTC, Lawrence County Marching Band and the Louisa Church of God. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 21 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Simms. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include a sister, Lisa Walters of Nicholsville and paternal grandmother, Virginia Walters of Catlettsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 22, 1996

WALLIN, Edgar Ray
1935-1996
Edgar Ray Wallin, 60, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 26 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Wallin was born Nov 29, 1935, at Keaton, a son of Edgar and Liddie Mae Ferguson Wallin. He was a supervisor at Kentucky Power Company, a member of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge 606, Blaine, and an Army veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, today, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Doug Kelly and Chuck Blair. A military service will be conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery, route 4, Louisa. Additional survivors include his wife, Nadyne Jackson Wallin of Louisa; 2 nephews. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 29, 1996

WEST, James Douglas
1940-1996
James Douglas West, 55, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 26 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. West was born Nov 21, 1940, in Lawrence county, a son of North and Sarah Lester West of Louisa. He was a retired truck driver and former chief deputy sheriff of Lawrence County under Hoover Workman, honorary deputy under Bobby Workman and a  Kentucky colonel. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, today, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Workman and Rev. Edwin Harper. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Additional survivors include a daughter, Crystal West of Louisa, 2 sons, James “Mike” West and John West both of Louisa; 2 sisters, Clarice Ann Burgess of Chesapeake, OH, and Barbara Sue Pack of Jacksonville, FL, 6 brothers, Wayne, West, Freddie West, Larry West, Noah West and Morton West, all of Louisa, and Randall West of London, OH; 5 grandchildren, Brandon West, Michael West, Alicia West, Michelle West and Johnna West. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 29, 1996

YATES, Clarence
1910-1996
Clarence Raymond Yates, 85, of Wichita Falls, TX, died Thursday, Apr 4 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Yates was born Jul 29, 1910 in Louisa. He was a former resident of the Zion Hill community and was a retied civil service instructor, member of the Non-denominational Church and the Masonic Lodge. A graveside service was held Monday, Apr 8 in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Wiley officiating. Survivors include 3 sons, Lowell M. Yates of Weatherford, TX, Raymond Noble Yates of Johnstown, OH and James A. Yates of Escalon, CA; one sister, Ailene Croghan of Venice, FL; one brother, Gordon Yates of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, May 1, 1996

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ARRINGTON, Freddie Lee
1942-1996
Freddie Lee Arrington, 53, of Caines Creek, died Sunday, Jun 18, following an extended illness. Mr. Arrington was born Jun 28, 1942, at Urbana, OH, a son of Geneva Wheeler Arrington and the late Willie Jay Arrington. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jun 17, at Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Arrington-Young Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Arrington of Blaine, 2 sons, Freddie Allen Arrington of Blaine and Jonathan Lee Arrington at home; a sister, Yvette Copley of Dunlow, WV and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996

BARTRAM, Gordon, Sr.
1914-1996
Gordon Bartram, Sr., 82, of Fort Gay, died Monday, Jun 3 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Bartam was born Apr 15, 1914 at Fort Gay, a son of the late Monterville and Julia Peters Bartram. He was a retired owner and operator of Bartram Garage, Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jun 6, at Peters Chapel by Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Paul Ralph Peters. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Hazel F. Bartram, a son, Gordon David Bartram of Fort Gay; 3 grandchildren, Donna Frazier and Deborah Parson, both of Louisa, and Theresa Diane Egan of Ashland, and 7 great grandchildren, David Fyffe, Sonja Vanhoose, Selena Vanhoose, Natalie Parson, Anthony Parson, Paige Frazier and Dylan Frazier. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

BOGGS, Raymond
1913-1996
Raymond Boggs, 82, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Jun 19 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Boggs was born Oct 27, 1913, at Blaine, a son of the late William and Amanda Boggs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovena Creech Boggs in 1993. He attended Church of God, was an assistant superintendent for Ashland Oil Inc and a Kentucky colonel. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 22 at the Church of God, Martha by Rev. Danny Fannin. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

BURCHETT, Anna Lea (Triplett)
1936-1996
Anna Lea Burchett, 59, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 10 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Burchett was born Jul 20, 1936, at Bolts Fork, a daughter of the late Jeffery and Mary Sidney Grubb Triplett. She was a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 12 (today) at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Dave Holbrooks. Burial will be in Burchett Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Walter Burchett, of Louisa; 3 daughters, Mrs. Doug (Penny) Stambaugh and Mrs. Donnie (Sandra) Setser, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Cecil (Mary) Prince of Bolts Fork; a son, David Burchett of Louisa; 2 sisters, Mary Belle Burchett and Myrtle Burchett, both of Fallsburg; 3 brothers, Eugene Triplett and Hersell Triplett, both of Louisa; and Bill Triplett of Denton; and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

BUSH, Victoria M. (Jordan)
Victoria M. Bush, 84, of Lithopolis, former of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 16. Mrs. Bush was the daughter of the Camillus and Leva Belle Jordan. She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Bush. She was a member of Williams Road Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 19, today, at 1 p.m. at Williams Road Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. James Blair. Burial will be in Lithopolis Mausoleum. Surviving are a daughter, Frances Howard Cline of Lithopolis; granddaughters, Colene Cline and Kimerly Wampler both of Canal Winchester; great grandsons, Joshua and Elijah; sisters, Icel (Dick) Webb of Willington, OH, and Viola Simpson of Dayton, OH, a brother, Rev. Lloyd Jordan and Many nieces and nephews. The Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996

DIAMOND, Arlie
1923-1996
Arlie Diamond, 73, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 10 at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington. Mr. Diamond was born Jan 6, 1923, at Twin branch, a son of the late Dewey and Iona Spillman Diamond. He was a retired machine operator at the Louisa Carpet Mill and a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jun 13 at 11 a.m. at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Terry Conley and Rev. Ellis Hamilton. Burial will be in Diamond family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Edith Mae Diamond, a daughter, Nora Jones, route 1, Louisa, a son: Francis Diamond, route 1, Louisa; a sister: Jane O'Daniel, route 1, Louisa; 7 brothers: Charlie Diamond, Ernest Diamond and Dennis Diamond all of Dayton, OH, Lewis Diamond, Hilliard, OH, Paul Ray Diamond, Flatwoods, KY, Amon Diamond, Ashland, KY and Felix Diamond, Inez, KY; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

DILLON, Dorothy
1927-1996
Dorothy Dillon, 69, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Jun 1 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Dillon was born Mar 10, 1927, at Mc Veigh, a daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude McTlothlin Thompson. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Jun 4 at Ferguson Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Lester Dillon; 2 sisters, Geneva Darlene Shortridge of Arnold, MD and Joella McCoy of Lynn, WV and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 5, 1996

DRYDEN, Alice (Hancock)
Alice Hancock Dryden died May 28 at her home in Millbrook, AL. Funeral services were held May 31 at First United Methodist Church of Millbrook with Rev. Dan Morris and Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Burial followed in Tri-Community Cemetery at Millbrook. Mrs. Dryden was a 1972 graduate of Louisa High School, Louisa and Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL She is survived by her husband, Torsten Dryden, Millbrook, AL, her mother, Lillian Hancock, Millbrook, AL; 2 sisters, Jane Bowman, Deatsville AL and Ellen Phillips, Mt. Home, Alaska and one brother, Bob Hancock, Birmingham, AL. She was preceded in death by her son, Jamie Wayne Hill and her father, Monroe Hancock. The Alice H. Dryden Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in her memory at the First United Methodist Church Pre-school, Millbrook, AL. 36054. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

GRIFFITH, Mona Belle (Sturgill)
1919-1996
Mona Belle Griffith, 77 of Martha, died Friday, Jun 21 at her home, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Griffith was born Apr 6, 1919, in Martha, a daughter of the late Nelson and Eliza Jane Whitt Sturgill. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Darrell Miller in 1945, and her second husband, John Watson Griffith in 1984. She was an employee of Westington in Columbus, OH and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Martha. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 24 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by Kenneth Sturgill and Emmett Barker, ministers. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery in Martha. Surviving are 2 sons, Bobby Joe Miller, Morehead, KY and Charlie N. Miller, Columbus, OH; 2 sisters: Elvia Fyffe, Martha and Ada Jo Hay, Catlettsburg, KY; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

HAZELETT, Richard C.
1925-1996
Richard C. Hazelett, 71, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 20 at his home, following an extended illness. Mr. Hazlett was born Feb 19, 1925 in Louisa, a son of the late Frank and Gertrude Adkins Hazelett. He was retired as an engineer from the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was an Air Force World War II veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 6103. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 22 at Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, where a military service was performed by the V.F. W. Post and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are a son, Carl Hazelett of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

KISE, Jack G.
1917-1996
Jack G. Kise, 78, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 20, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Kise was born Nov 2, 1917 in Louisa, a son of the late William D. and Ollie Carter Kise. He was a retired foreman for Swetnam Construction, a World War II Navy veteran and a Methodist. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jun 22 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Kise family cemetery. Military rites were performed by Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Kise, a daughter, Nancy Hearne of Wilmington, NC, a step son, Jim Hinkle of Lake Lure, NC; a brother, David A. Kise of Ceredo, WV, 3 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

LEMASTER, Donald Thomas
1941-1996
Donald Thomas Lemaster, 55, of Bellevue, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 30 at Bellevue Hospital. Mr. Lemaster was born May 23, 1941 in Louisa, a son of the late Manford and Alka Castle Lemaster. He was a laborer with Sandusky Crushed Stone and a member of the Stone Valley United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jun 3 at Eloise United Baptist Church by Elder Bernard Johnson and Elder Doug Ward. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Jean Walters Lemaster, a daughter: Lori Lemaster, Bellevue, OH; 4 sisters: Virginia Jo Smith, Freemont, OH, Ruth Perry and Faye May both of Louisa, Ruby Castle of Galloway, OH; a brother: Martin Lemaster, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 5, 1996

LENART, Sara (Layne)
1927-1996
Sara I. Lenart, 69, of Taylor, MI, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 20 following an extended illness. Mrs. Lenart was born Jun 10, 1927 in McAndrews, a daughter of the late Audley and Elizabeth Shannon Layne. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lenart in 1980. She was an inspector. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Jun 24 at the Shannon family cemetery at Clifford. Surviving are 3 daughters, Brenda Shrzanowski, Leslie Ahern and Marie Lenart, a sister, 4 brothers and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

LITTON, Leeman
1918-1996
Leeman Litton, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 9, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, following a short illness. Mr. Litton was born Feb 11, 1918 in Martin County, a son of the late William H. and Mary Ward Litton. He was a retired General Motor employee, a member of United Auto Workers, Sandusky, OH, and attended the Immanuel Baptist Church, Louisa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 12 at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Martin with clergymen, Ted Shannon and Clinton Jones, officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Salisbury Litton; four brothers, William Litton Jr. of Iowa, Louisiana; Willis Litton of Lancaster, Ohio; Howard Litton of Stambaugh; Donald Litton of Meally; four sisters, Dolly Drake of Amsterdam, Ohio; Phyllis Burchett of Stambaugh; Bernice Kestner of Meally; and Lillian O'Brian of Leander. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

MILLS, Billy “Bill”
1942-1996
Billy “Bill” Mills, 53, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, May 28 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Mills was born Nov 22, 1942, in West Virginia, a son of the late Milton and Jessie Crum Mills. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delcie Adkins. He was an employee for Columbia Gas. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 31 at Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Russell Watts. Burial was in McClellan-Crum Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Copley Mills; 2 sons, William Mills of Dalton, OH and Mike Mills of Fort Gay; a daughter, Jessica Mills of Fort Gay; 3 brothers, Bobby Mills of Dresden, OH, Ernest Mills of Lavalette, WV and Boyd Mills of Dunlow, WV, a sister, Reba Aldridge of Kenova, WV; and 3 grandchildren, Marissa and Amber Doss and Marcus A. Mills. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996

ROBERTS, Harry
1896-1996
Harry Roberts, 100, of Russell, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 1 in Oakmont Manor at Flatwoods. Mr. Roberts was born Jan 25, 1896 at Busseyville, a son of the late George G. and Eliza Wellman Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hale Roberts in 1972. He was a retired Louisa postal employee and one of the dwindling number of surviving veterans of World War I. He was a graduate of Kentucky Normal College at Louisa, a member of Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM, Louisa Chapter 95, Royal Arch Masons, Ashland Commandery 28, Knights Templar, Everett Council 65, R & SM, El Hasa Temple, Louisa Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95, National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 931, W. D. Johnson American Legion Post 89, where he was first commander, and Louisa First United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 4 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Eugene Merrick and the Rev. Van Firestine. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Military services were conducted by American Legions Post 89, V.F. W. Post 6103 and W. O. Johnson Post 89. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Dobyns of Russell; a sister, Sophie Roberts of Louisa, 2 grandchildren; Michael Dobyns of Lafayette, LA and Kevin Dobyns of Jacksonville, FL; and 4 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 5, 1996

TAFF, Mary Frances (Burke)
1916-1996
Mary Frances Burke Taff, 79, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Taff was born Dec 12, 1916, at Louisa, a daughter of the late W. H. and Neva Wilson Burke. She was retired from USDA and ASC Department of Agriculture, a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, Louise chapter of Eastern Star #292, Rebekah Loge, Kentucky Chapter Jamestown Society and Daughters of American Revolution. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jun 25 at Louisa United Methodist Church by Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Homer Taff, a son, Harry Richard Cyrus of Burnaugh, a sister, Josephine Lynch of Paducah; a step daughter, Kathy Taff Torres of Fort Worth, TX; 2 grandchildren, Richard Cyrus of Catlettsburg and Mary Frances Campbell of Fort Gay, WV; 2 great grandchildren, Haley and Richard Cyrus; and 4 nieces, Virginia Msith and Kay Maynard, both of Louisa, Neva Frances Allen of Paducah and Jane Cunningham of Roanoke, VA. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday Jun 26, 1996

THOMPSON, Brenda Sue
1957-1996
Brenda Sue Thompson, 39, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Ms. Thompson was born May 13, 1957 in Louisa, a daughter of Kay J. and Valcie Thompson. She was a seamstress of Sword Manufacturing Company. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 12 today at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. Roger Childers. Burial will be in Yatesville Cemetery. Additional survivors include 3 sisters, Peggy Blackburn, of Columbus, OH, Sandy Sargent and Judy Boggs, both of Louisa, 3 brothers, Ronald Thompson of Florence, Shannon Thompson of Westerville, OH and Clayton Thompson of Louisa; several aunts and uncles. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1996

WALLACE, F. T. D. (Tom)
F. T. D. (Tom) Wallace, 84, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 17, in Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. Mr. Wallace was the son of the late Laban and Roxanne Bradley Wallace. He was a retied line manager of General Motors Corporation, Norwood Plant. A private funeral service was under the direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave. Burail was in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, Cincinnati, OH or a favorite charity. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Meridith Wallace of Cincinnati, OH; a son, Fred Wallace of Horse Cave, a daughter, Honore Haschardt of Cincinnati; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Elwood Wallace of Cincinnati and Virgil Wallace of Louisa; 2 sisters, Dove Chaffin of Louisa and Vyrl Lycan of Lebanon, OH and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996

WEBB, Virgil
1919-1996
Virgil Martin Webb, 76, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Webbville, died Thursday, Jun 13 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Webb was born Aug 19, 1919, at Webbville, a son of the late Lafe and Vina Webb. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe A. Webb. He was a World War II veteran serving under Gen. Mark Clark. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Webb; 2 sons, Larry Webb and Stanley Webb, both of Columbus, a daughter, Judy Walker of Columbus; 4 sisters, Ruth Carter and Gladys Sheely, both of Columbus, Thelma Young of Catlettsburg and Anna Jean Price of Amanda, OH; 2 step children, Roger Crites of Newark, OH and Susan Lloyd of Columbus and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 26, 1996

WILLIAMSON, Niza (Sammons)
1901-1996
Niza Williamson, 94, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 17, at her residence. Mrs. Williamson was born Nov 23, 1901 at Tripp, WV, a daughter of the late Roland and Isabelle Parsley Sammons. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Williamson. She was of the Methodist faith. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jun 19, today, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Sammons Cemetery, Crum, WV. Surviving are a daughter, Doris James of Princeton, WV, 2 sons, Jack E. Williamson, of Louisa and Robert H. Williamson of Stepptown, WV; a brother,  Dallas Sammons of Newtown, OH, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996

YENICHEK, Ruth J. (Moore)
1929-1996
Ruth J. Yenichek, 66, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, May 25 in Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Mrs. Yenichek was born Dec 10, 1929, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Clyde H. Moore and the late Bertha Moore of Louisa. She was a member of the St. Ladislas Church of Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, May 29 at St. Ladislas Church by Fr. William Huber. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Additional survivors include her husband, Anthony Yenichek, 3 sons, Anthony, Mark and Frank, Yenichek. 5 grandsons, Tony, Marky, Tommie, Kevin and Todd, all of Columbus, OH; 5 sisters, Pauline Hayes of Grove City, OH, Verline Pack, Mattie Stratton, Janet Fraley and Norma Scarberry, all of Louisa, 3 brothers, Vincent Moore of Groveport, OH, Don Moore and Eddie Moore, both of Louisa. Malder-Quinn Funeral Home, Columbus, OH, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jun 5, 1996

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AKERS, Robert Wayne
1957-1996
Robert Wayne Akers, 39, of Martin, died Tuesday, Jul 23 at his residence following a long illness. Mr. Akers was born Apr 26, 1957, in McDowell, the son of Wayne and Josephine “Tootsie” Ellen Hayes Akers of Martin. He was a former coal miner and a member of the National Rifle Association. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 26, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Louisa. Additional survivors include a son, Paul Jason Akers of Thelma, a daughter, Crystal Dawn Akers of Thelma; a brother, Ricky Wyman Akers of Sitka and a sister, Rolanda Wraye Addis of McDowell. Hall Funeral, Martin was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 31, 1996

CAPERTON, John Allen
1918-1996
John Allen Caperton, 78, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 26 following an extended illness. Mr. Caperton was born Feb 12, 1918 in Louisa, a son of the late Albert and Isadora Vaughan Caperton. He was a jeweler and a watch maker. He was a member of the Burnaugh Baptist church and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Edgar “Pete” Miller. Burial was in George Meek Cemetery in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Louise Martin Caperton; a son, Willis A. Caperton, of Louisa, a sister, Charlotte McKenzie of Fairborn, OH, a brother, Garnet Caperton of Dearborn, MI; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

CASSEL, Laban T.
1916-1996
Laban T. Cassel, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Jul 1. Mr. Cassel was born in Matin County a son of the late W. D. Cassel and Mary Elizabeth Fluty Cassel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Chloe Fisher Cassel. He worked at Westinghouse in Columbus. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. Surviving are 4 sisters, Jackie Horn and Blanch Stewart, both of Columbus, OH, Elsie New of Fort Gay, WV, Pauline Conn of Wheelersburg, OH and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 3, today, at 1 p.m. by Rev. Richard Maynard in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Scioto Burial Park in Portsmouth, OH. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

CAVINS, Virgil
1936-1996
Virgil Ray Cavins, 59, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Jul 9 in Ulysses. Mr. Cavins was born Nov 15, 1936 in Whitehouse, a son of the late George and Mary Ann Cox Cavins. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Kay Cavins. He was a carpenter and road construction employee. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 13, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Harold Stevens, Jimmy Brewer and Lionel Burchett. Burial was in Castle Cemetery in Ulysses. Surviving are his wife, Linda Castle Cavins, 2 daughters, Kim Ann Burchett of Stambaugh and Sherry Lynn Burchett of Ulysses, a son, Lonnie Ray Cavins of Ulysses; 2 sisters, Nancy Lemaster of Sitka, and Mildred Grimm of Flemingsburg; 4 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996

CLEVENGER, Elizabeth (Moore)
1918-1996
Elizabeth Moore Triplett Clevenger, 78, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jul 4 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Clevenger was born Feb 3, 1918, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Richard and Dicie Black Moore. She was preceded in death by 2 husband, Elmer Triplett in 1971 and Luther Clevenger in 1986. She attended Rush Branch Church in 1986. The funeral was conducted Saturday Jul 6 at Young Funeral Home by Lonnie Potts, Tommy Kitts and Wilmer Napier. Burial was in Clevenger Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters, Edna Parker, Circleville, OH, Captolia Whitt, Columbus, OH, Ann Hill, Fort Gay, WV; 4 stepchildren: Warren Clevenger, Louisa, Paul Clevenger and Jean Eggleston both of Huntington, WV and Brenda Horn, Cooksville, TN; 7 sisters: Opal Moore, Bessie Bentley, Jessie Shoupe, Ruth Jamison, Esther Slonager all of Columbus, OH, Ann Kitchen, Mt. Sterling, OH, Mollie Ross, Argillite, KY; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

DAVIS, Shawn P.
1973-1996
Shawn P. Davis, of Tampa, FL, died Monday Jul 8, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on I 175 I Florida. Mr. Davis was born Jan 12, 1973 in Columbus, OH, a son of Roger M. Davis of Florida and Cheryl Shannon Bailey of Louisa. He was a fire restoration worker with Signature Professional Cleaning in Florida. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 13 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial was in Shannon-Davis Cemetery. Additional survivors include a son, Shawn Robert Davis, of Tampa, a daughter, Erica Jimenez, a sister, Elizabeth Churchwell of Louisa, paternal grandmother, Stella Karns of Columbus and maternal grandmother, Patricia Walker of Tampa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996

DODD, Susie Nora (Seal)
1907-1996
Susie Nora Dodd, 89, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jul 16, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Dodd was born Jun 24, 1907, at Knoxville, TN, a daughter of the late John and Elsie Seal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Dodd in 1980. She was a retired waitress. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 18 at 2 p.m. at Isaac Park Church by Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Isaac Park Cemetery. Surviving are 4 daughters, Arnada Stone of Louisa, Margaret Miller and Lorine Pace, both of Tampa, FL, and Carlene Holland of Moscow, OH; a son, Estel Richard Dodd of Blanchester, OH; a sister, Geneva Oxdine of Knoxville, TN, and a brother, Jessie Seal of Indianapolis, IN.  Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996

FLUTY, Donald Vinson
1918-1996
Donald Vinson Fluty, 78, of Ashland, died Friday, Jul 19, at his residence. Mr. Fluty was born Feb 7, 1918, at Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Ulysses Grant and Blanche Vinson Fluty. He was former owner of Don’s Hardware and Carpet in Louisa, attended Rose Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church, a former member of Louisa Lions Club and Louisa Rotary Club. The funeral was conducted  Monday, Jul 22 at Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel by the Rev. Charles Stewart. Burial was in  Rose Hill Mausoleum. Surviving are his wife, Margie Artrip Fluty, one daughter, Billie Jean Hunt of Ashland and a granddaughter he reared, Shana Hunt of Ashland, a brother, Bill Fluty of Portsmouth, OH, 2 sisters, Nancy Holland and Florence Lowe both of Dunedin, FL. Contributions may be made to Rose Hill Christian School, 1001 Winslow Rd., Ashland, KY, 41102. Steen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 24, 1996

GARTIN, William Chester
1934-1996
William Chester Gartin, 62, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 28, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Gartin was born Apr 4, 1934, at Ranger, WV, a son of the late Frank and Maude McNeely Gartin. He was a member of Temple Bell Baptist Church and a U. S. Marine veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday Jul 30, at Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Albert Horn. Burial was in Williamson family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dona Sue Davis Gartin; 6 sons, William Samuel Gartin, Larry Eugene Gartin and Riley Franklin Gartin, all of Louisa, Jerry Keith Gartin and Michael Shawn Gartin both of Inez, and Chester Gartin, Jr. of Hode; 3 sisters, Alta Mae Fitzpatrick of Louisa, Fay Sparks of Earlton, FL and Bonnie Whitt of Brasto, CA; 6 brothers, Duard Gartin of Williamsport, OH, Glenn Gartin of Fort Gay, WV, Alfred Gartin, Allen Gartin, Danny Ray Gartin and Darrell Gartin, all of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

GILLMAN, Thurman
1918-1996
Thurman Gillman, 77, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 28, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Gillman was born Dec 15, 1918, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Gobe and Polly Parsley Gillman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Irene Abramczyk Gillman in 1989. He worked for Fiber Glass Mfg. and was a member of Crum Masonic Lodge, a World War II veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, Jul 31 today, at Ewing Mausoleum in Trenton, NJ by Vincent Gazzilo. Burial will be in  Ewing Mausoleum Crypt #A 50 in Trenton, NJ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karen (Cecil F. ) Parsley of Louisa and 2 granddaughters, Andrea Lynn Parsley and Erica Parsley, both of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

GRIFFITH, Bernard
Bernard Griffith, 78 of Reynoldsburg, OH, died Sunday, Jul 28, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audie Griffith. He was owner and operator of Griffith’s 76 Service Station and Towing for 47 years and a member of Independent Order of Foresters. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Aug 1 at Cotner Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg by the Rev. Kenneth Evans. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a son, Donald (Linda) Griffith of Etna, a daughter, Myrtle (John) Throckmorton of Reynoldsburg, grandchildren, Doug (B. J. ) Griffith of Clearwater, FL, Lorelei Griffith of Etna, Duane (Gretchen) Throckmorton of Whitehall and Vickie Throckmorton of Columbus; great grandchildren, Johnathan Griffith and Cody Austin Throckmorton, a niece and a nephew and many cousins and close friends. Cotner Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, OH is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

HASKINS, Edwin J.
1915-1996
Edwin J. Haskins, 80, of Flatwoods, died Thursday, Jul 18, at his home. Mr. Haskins was born Dec 26, 1915, in Cassville, WS, a son of the late James Edwin and Sophia Kirschbaum Haskins. He was a former employee with General Motors and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 29, at St. Judes Catholic Church in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Esta Hay Haskins, a daughter, Lois Knox of Russell; 2 sons, James Haskins of Columbus, OH, and Kenneth Haskins of Clarkston, MI; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 24, 1996

ISON, Kenneth
1928-1996
Kenneth Paul Ison, 66, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Jul 24 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Ison was born Dec 20, 1928, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James Ira and Loretta good Ison. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Edna Marie Ison and 3 brothers, Carl, Merrill and Lonnie Ison. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and served in Korean and Vietnam Wars. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 27, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Ross. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery. Military services were conducted by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post #89. Surviving are 6 brothers, Archie C. Ison of San Jose, CA, Howard (Joan) Ison of Tampa, FL, James Donald (Lula Mae) Ison of Levelland, TX, Robert (Annabelle) Ison of Ashville, OH, Clayton (Pat) Ison of Columbus, OH and Curtis (Elva) Ison of Los Gatos, CA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Wanda) Stephens of Columbus, OH and Mrs. James (Christene) Mullins of Cummins, GA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

JAMES, Jimmie
1943-1996
Jimmie James, 53, died Sunday, Jul 21, at his home in Colorado Springs, CO, after an extended illness. Mr. James was born Feb 10, 1943 in Martin County, the son of Edna Johnson James of Milo and the late Amon James. He was a retired Air Force veteran who served 2 terms in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Barbara James, one son, Kyle Patrick James and one daughter, Mrs. Teddie Leigh Aragon both of Phoenix, AZ; 2 brothers, Jackie James of Milo and Danny Joe James of Louisa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Josephine Missler of Coon Rapids, MN, Mrs. Mary Hutchins of Thomasville, TN, Mrs. Judy Masica of Milo, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Cook of Louisa and one grandchild. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jul 28 at the Pack Bottom United Baptist church at Milo with Elders James Maynard and Brumley Marcum presiding. Burial was in the Borders-Justice Cemetery at Nats Creek. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

JORDAN, Mae (Vaughan)
1910-1996
Mae Vaughn Jordan, 85, of Louisa, died Monday, Jul 8, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Jordan was born July 14, 1910 in Lawrence Co.,  the daughter of the late Enik Rector and Elsie Bartlett Vaughn.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert G. Jordan in 1970. She was a member of Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Jul 11 at 11 a.m. at Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Caudill. Burial will be in Lemaster-Fairchild Cemetery.  Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Bryant and Betty Schneider, five sons, Howard R. Jordan, Tom Jordan, Dan Jordan, Richard Jordan and Ronnie Jordan, a sister, Ethel Sammons, 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

LEEDY, Shanna Elizabeth
1979-1996
Shanna Elizabeth Leedy, 16, daughter of Floyd “Zeke”, Jr. and Elizabeth Susan Frazier Leedy, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 5 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Miss Leedy was born Oct 9,1979 in Ashland, She was a student at Lawrence County High School and attended Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 8, at Young Funeral Home by Brother Dale Riffe. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include a brother, Andrew Leedy, at home, and her grandmother, Joyce Frazier of Waverly, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

MOORE, Wilson
1922-1996
Wilson Moore, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jul 18, at Veterans Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Moore was born Jul 28, 1922, at Norris, a son of Harrison and Myrta Colvin Moore. He was retired from Price Brothers Co., in Columbus, OH, a member of Cando Freewill Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 21, at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Danny Saul and Rev. Tony Grim. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Martha Moore, 7 sisters, Zora Anders of Tarpan Springs, FL, Ethel Pack of Mechanicsburg, OH, Pearleen Moore, Ellen Marie Pack, Edith Thompson, and Pauline Hayes, all of Louisa, and Irene Ward of Second Creek, WV, and several nieces and nephews, Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 4, 1996

PRATT, Samuel Joe
1932-1996
Samuel Joe Pratt, 63, of Willow Wood, died Wednesday, Jul 24 in Willow Wood. Mr. Pratt was born Aug 11, 1932, in Radnor, WV, a son of Clara Vanhoose Pratt of Ironton and the late Carlos Pratt. He was a member of Burlington Southern Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Marines. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Jul 27, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. John Adams. Burial was in Scott Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV. Additional survivors include his wife, Thelma S. Pratt, 3 sons, Greg Pratt of Proctorville and Carlos Pratt and James Pratt, both of Willow Wood; 2 sisters, Belva Hammond of Wheelersburg and Bernice Waugh of Ironton; 2 brothers, Henry Pratt of Tucson, AZ and Carlos Ray Pratt of Hamilton; and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

RICE, Cecil
1918-1996
Cecil Rice, 77, of South Point, OH, died Monday, Jul 22 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Rice was born Dec 19, 1918, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Edgar and Doshia McDowell Rice. The funeral was conducted Friday, Jul 26, at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton by the Rev. Russell Griffith. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Surviving are his wife, Ella Taylor Rice; 5 sons, David, Everett, Mark, Kenneth and Jay Rice, all of Warsaw, IN; 3 daughters, Sharon Farren and Susan Brickles, both of South Point, and Gloria Binz of Cincinnati; 4 brothers, Ed Rice of Delaware, OH, Gordon Rice of South Bloomfield, OH, Conard Rice of Columbus, OH and Donald Rice of Ashland; 2 sisters, Goldie Salyers of Ashland and Laverne Lawson of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

RUNYON, Arthur
1936-1996
Arthur B. Runyon, 60, of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 19, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Runyon was born Aug 11, 1936, at Logan, WV, a son of the late Cletus and Hattie Runyon. He was an AT & T machine operator, a member of the Smith Chapel Church and an Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Jul 21, at Smith Chapel Church by Pastor Charles Thompson. Burial was in Warfield Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Glenda Y. Runyon, 2 daughters, Karen Runyon of Louisa and Shannon Runyon of Wolf Creek; 3 sons, Larry Runyon and David Runyon, both of Louisa and Richard Runyon of Mt. Vernon, OH, and a sister, Willa Dean Bogart of New Mexico. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 24, 1996

SHANNON, Maggie Lee (Childers)
1907-1996
Maggie Leah Shannon, 89, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Gallup, died Saturday, Jun 22. Mrs. Shannon was born Jan 11, 1907, in Gallup, a daughter of the late Tobel and Lou Childers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Shannon. She was a member of Gallup Methodist church. Surviving are a son, George W. Shannon of Orient, OH, a daughter, Carolyn Sue Rutherford of Grove City, OH; 2 sisters, Lucille Hayes of McKee and Juanita ford of Wyandotte, MI; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes at Young funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Childers Cemetery in Gallup. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

SMITH, Clarice Edna (Knisley)
1914-1996
Clarice Edna Smith, 81, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Webbville, died Sunday, Jul 21 in Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Pensacola. She was born Jul 26, 1914, at West Plains, MO, a daughter of the late Wesley and Mabel Humphrey Knisley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Smith in 1964. Surviving are one son, Donald Smith of Webbville; one daughter, Judy Jordan of Pensacola, FL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jul 25 in Smith Chapel in Webbville, with minister Johnny Boggs officiating. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 31, 1996

TACKETT, Andrea Carroll
1980-1996
Andrea Carroll Tackett, 16, daughter of John Anderson Tackett, II and Glenda Carroll Tackett of Louisa, died Friday, Jul 5, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Miss Tackett was born Mar 21, 1980, in Ashland. She was a student at Lawrence County High School. The funeral was conducted Monday, Jul 8, at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Rick Frazier. Burial was in Carroll-Tackett-Lyons Cemetery. Additional survivors include a brother, Randall Derick Tackett; paternal grandmother, Charlene Tackett of Catlettsburg; maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Carroll of Louisa; several aunts and uncles. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

WORTHEN, Phoebie Louise (Clark)
1928-1996
Phoebie Louise Clark Worthen died Sunday, Jun 30. Mrs. Worthen was one of seven children born to Harriet Farley and Louis C. Clark in Louisa. She was born Mar 17,1928. Surviving are her husband, Earl Worthen; 5 daughters, Debbie Worthen, Cindy Worthen, Gwen Chwsser, Phyllis Thomas and Tammy Hedges, a son, Earl Worthen and one brother, Alexander “Lightning” Clark. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1996

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ADAMS, Norma Faye (Wisenberger)
1932-1996
Norma Faye Wisenberger Adams, 63, of Kingston, OH, died Wednesday, Aug 14 at Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Adams was born Dec 6, 1932 in Ironton, OH, the daughter of the late Oscar Leon and Garnet Miller Wisenberger. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Wisenberger. She was a 1951 graduate of Ironton High School and a past member of the Storms Creek Baptist Church in Coryville. The funeral was conducted Saturday Aug 17, at the Hill Funeral Home in Kingston, with the Rev. Barry Bennett officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Kingston, OH. Surviving are her husband, Roy Adams, a son, Christopher Roy Adams, at home; a brother, Jim Wisenberger, of Ironton, OH, sisters, Betty Cottril of Dayton, OH, Carol Bayes of Louisville and Sandra Krum of South Point, OH. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 28, 1996

BLEVINS, Harvey
1925-1996
Harvey E. Blevins, 71, of Fenton, MI, formerly of Webbville, died Monday, Jul 29, in the Hurley Care Center in Flint, MI. Mr. Blevins was born Apr 26, 1925, at Elliott County, a son of the late William D. and Mae Barker Blevins. He was retired from General Motors and was a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 4 at the Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are a brother, Amos Blevins of Webbville; 2 nephews, and a niece. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 7, 1996

CARTER, Byron
1944-1996
Byron Carter, 52, of Grove City, OH, formerly of Adams, died Tuesday, Aug 6 at Pater Noster Home. Mr. Carter was born Jul 14, 1944 at Adams, a son of Ida Carter Curtis of Columbus and the late Elbert Carter. He was a CSX train dispatcher and a Freewill Baptist. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 8 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Stan Kertlan. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include stepfather, Elliott Curtis; 3 brothers, Clarence Carter of Bedford, PA, Eugene Carter of Columbus, OH, and James Dock Carter of Grandin, FL; 3 sisters, Betty Webb, Myrtia Moore and Kathryn Barrowman, all of Columbus, OH. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1996

CARTER, Robert Phillip “Bob”
1946-1996
Robert Phillip “Bob” Carter, 49, a prominent attorney in Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 14. Mr. Carter was born Sep 4, 1946, in Lexington, a son of Dr. Phillip and Alice Joy Scott Carter of Louisa. He was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, Lawrence County Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association and American Bar Association. He was a graduate of Morehead State University and Emory University College of Law in Atlanta, GA. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 17 at Louisa United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Held and Rev. Joe Elam. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Sandra Collins Carter, a son Robert Jake Carter, Jr., of Mount Sterling, and 2 nieces, Tiffany Dotson of Louisa and Scarlett Wells of Nicholasville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Lawrence County or the American Cancer Society. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

CHANEY, Pauline (Borders)
1936-1996
Pauline B. Chaney, 60, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Aug 7, in Jeffersonville. Mrs. Chaney was born Feb 22, 1936, in Tabors Creek, WV, a daughter of Fern Newcomb Borders of Grayson and the late Raymond Borders. Her husband, James Chaney died in 1964. She was a claims representative with Ashland Inc.  The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 9, at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Hughes. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery at Morgans Creek. Additional survivors include sons: Robert Chaney, Sardinia, OH and James Chaney, Jr., Jeffersonville, KY; 3 sisters: Jean Tucker, Fort Gay, WV, Norma Wheeler and Jo Anne Falk both of Winchester, KY; 3 brothers: Jerry Borders, Grayson, James Borders, Winchester, KY and Charles Borders, Russell, KY; 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1996

COPLEY, Monroe, Jr.
1941-1996
Monroe Copley, Jr., 55, of Fort Gay, WV, husband of Izetta “Jane” Cardwell Copley for 22 years, died Thursday, Aug 22 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Copley was born Feb 6, 1941 in Webb, WV, a son of Sarah Chaffins Copley and the late Monroe Copley, Sr. He was an employee with the Wayne County Board of Education as a mechanic at the bus garage. The funeral was conducted Sunday Aug 25, at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard “Dick” Maynard. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Adam Copley, Jr. of LaCrosse, NM and Jeff Copley of Fort Gay; 3 daughters, Mrs. Tracy (Betty) Hatfield, Lucinda Copley and Kim Copley all of Fort Gay; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Smith Peters of Louisa, a stepson, Dennis L. Smith, II of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, and brothers in law, Reba and Lee Bowens, Lexie and Herman Short, Betty and Bill Salmons, and Judy and Mark Daniels, all of Ohio; 4 brothers, Ernest Copley of Fort Gay, Claude Copley, Ralph Copley and Ermel Copley all of Webb, WV, 7 grandchildren and one step granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 28, 1996

CROSSON, John
1912-1996
John Kenneth Crosson, 83, of Webbville, died Monday, Aug 5 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Crosson was born Oct 22, 1912, at Joliet, IL, a son of the late Ben and Sophia Peterson Crosson. He was with the American Missionary Fellowship and was a Missionary Bible teacher in the Johnson, Carter, Lewis and Elliott County Schools for 30 years. He was a member of the Marantha Church in Webbville. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 8, at Malone Funeral Home, with ministers, Jesse Fyffe and Steve Owens, officiating. Burial was in Marantha Church Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Aurilla Dun Crosson of Webbville, a daughter, Joy Thompson of Webbville, a sister, Dorothy Kurtz of New Lenox, IL and 2 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1996

ENDICOTT, Thurman
1926-1996
Thurman (T.J.) Endicott, 70, of Route 5, Louisa, passed away at his home, Thursday, Aug 8 following a brief illness. Mr. Endicott was born May 19, 1926 in Red Jacket, WV, a son of the late James and Myrtle Endicott. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Endicott and 3 brothers, Virgle, Carl and Dennis Endicott. He was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 10 at New Friendship United Baptist Church by Rev. Bromley Marcum and Rev. Jerry Pack. Burial was in Buffalo Horn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, of 33 years, Goldie Viris Endicott; 2 brothers, James Roy Endicott and Paul Endicott both of Louisa, Pallbearers were his nephews, Bobby Joe Endicott, Danny Endicott, Gene Endicott, Jimmy Endicott, Terry McKinney, Dale Endicott and Jeremy Pack. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1996

FRASHER, Charles Lace
1908-1996
Charles Lace Frasher, 88, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 13, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Frasher was  born Jul 20, 1908 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Maynard Frasher. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Jack L. Frasher. He was a former section foreman and motor car operator with Norfolk & Western Railroad where he worked 45 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 15, at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Portis Frasher, a daughter, Patty F. Wallace of Louisa, a son, Charles P. Frasher of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 21, 1996

JOHNSON, Nannie (Meredith)
1898-1996
Nannie Johnson, 97, of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, Jul 30, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Johnson was born Nov 20, 1898, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William David “Bud” and Alice Wellman Meredith. Her husband, Albert Johnson, also preceded her in death. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Aug 2, at Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Survivors include a daughter, Ella M. Gilkerson of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Lee Johnson of Prichard and Jay Johnson of Kenova; 3 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 7, 1996

PATTON, Samuel Jr.
1932-1996
Samuel Garfield Patton, Jr., 63, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 14, in V. A. Medical Center, Huntington. Mr. Patton was born Sep 17, 1932, a son of the late Samuel Garfield Patton, Sr. and Susie Kelly Patton. He was a member of First Christian Church and a Korean War veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 16 at First Christian Church by Rev. Roger Clevenger. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Military services were conducted by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Ellouise Riffe Patton, of Louisa; a daughter: Luann Patton Thompson, Fort Gay; 2 sons: Timothy G. Whites, Bowling Green, KY, Charles T. Britton, III, Campbellsville, KY; 5 sisters: Juanita Moore, Catlettsburg, KY, Yvonne Burchett, Emma, KY, Doris Prichard, Louisa, Martha Jo Christian, Huntington, WV, Faye Bollinger, Prichard; 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

PERRY, Elenora (Jennings)
1928-1996
Elenora Jennings Perry, 67, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Aug 20 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Perry was born Sep 1, 1928, in Van Lear, a daughter of the late Clayton and Amelia Lakin Jennings. Her husband, Eli Perry, Jr., preceded her in death Aug 16, 1996. She was a former nurse’s aide at Gruter Foundation in Wooster, OH, and a member of Buchanan Chapel. The funeral was conducted Friday, Aug 23 at Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. Larry Maynard and Rev. J.L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sandra Durbin of Wooster and Pamela Perry of Louisa; a son, Rodney Ray Perry of Doylestown, OH, 3 sisters, Bernice Davis of Liberty Mills, IN, Deloris Pelfrey of Louisa and Shirley Preston of Catlettsburg, 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 28, 1996

PERRY. Eli, Jr.
1925-1996
Rev. Eli Perry, Jr., 71, of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 16, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Perry was born Mar 29, 1925 at Prichard, WV, a son of the late Eli Perry, Sr. and Clara Marshell Perry. He was a retired farmer and minister, a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist church and Evangelist at Northern Enterprise Baptist Church, Portsmouth, OH. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 19, at Buchanan Chapel by Rev. Larry Maynard and Rev. J. L. Moore. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Elenore Jennings Perry of Louisa; 2 daughters: Sandra Durbin, Wooster, OH, Pamela Perry, Louisa; a son: Rodney Ray Perry, Doylestown, OH; 2 sisters: Dixie Sowards, Salt Lick, WV and Kitty Morris, Pola Verde, CA; 3 brothers: Okey Perry, Wadsworth, OH, Gene Perry, Kenova, WV, Richard Perry, Louisa; 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

PERRY, Walter Taylor
1940-1996
Walter Taylor Perry, 56, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Clifford, died Friday, Aug 23 at his residence. Mr. Perry was born May 21, 1940, at Clifford, a son of the late James H. and Nellie Frazier Perry. He worked for Wackenhut Security as a security guard, was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Silver Creek United Baptist church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 26, at Silver Creek United Baptist Church at Crum, WV, with Brother Otis Lynn Dillon officiating. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery at Glen Hayes, WV. A military graveside service was conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors are his wife, Patty K. Perry of Fort Gay; a daughter, Amanda Lynn Perry at home; a son, Jason T. Perry at home; 3 sisters, Mable Prince and Mary R. Marcum, both of Clifford and Margaret Sue Holland of Raleigh, NC; 4 brothers, James M. Perry and Troy Lee Perry, both of Louisa, William Charles Perry of Clifford and Paul E. Perry of Dover, DE. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Aug 28, 1996

SAMMONS, Harlon I.
1926-1996
Harlon I. Sammons, 70, of Gahanna, OH, died Friday, Aug 16, in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mr. Sammons was born Apr 9, 1926, at Louisa, a son of the late Mack C. and Grace Maynard Sammons. He was a machinist with Janitrol Aero. Of Columbus, a member of Caledonia Lodge #419, New Albany, OH and a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Monday, Aug 19 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Military services were conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are his wife, Emogene Y. Sammons, of Gahanna, 4 daughters: Dorothy K. Micacchion, Barbara Carleton, Anna L. Mathews, Patricia T. Jenkins all of Gahanna, OH; 2 sisters: Ann Hammonds and Deloris Hardin both of Louisa; 1 brother: Frank Sammons, Pataskala, OH; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

THOMPSON, Robert Edgel
1918-1996
Robert Edgel Thompson, 78, of Louisa died Monday, Aug 12 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born May 27, 1918, at Norris, KY, a son of the late Robert C. and Isabelle Burton Thompson. He was a retired crane operator for J. & L Steel of Aliquippa, PA, a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of Mary United Baptist Church and Chandlersville Lodge #858 F & AM. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 15 at Mary United Baptist Church with Brother Home Church, Brother Frank Blevins and Brother Henry (Jake) Crum officiating. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial was in John Hayes Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include is wife,  Azell S. Skeens Thompson of Louisa; 4 sisters, Goldia Thompson of Columbus, OH, Carrie M. Snyder of Aliquippa, PA, Hope J. Moore of Pataskala, OH, and Fannie A. Haun of Alcoa, TN, 2 brothers, Grover Thompson of Louisa and Howard Thompson of Aliquippa; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

WARD, Anna Teresa (Skaggs)
1903-1996
Anna Teresa Ward, 93, of Chillicothe, OH, died Friday, Aug 16 in Adena Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mrs. Ward was born Aug 6, 1903 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Alfred and Cynthia Ison Skaggs. Her husband, Conrad Ward, preceded her in death in 1978. She was also preceded in death by her in 1978. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, and a grandson. She attended Life Crown Chapel where the funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 20, with Rev. Roger Webb officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Surviving are daughters and sons in Law, Jessie and Carey Kellough and Georgia and Fred Weiderman, all of Chillicothe; sons and daughters in law, Donald and Jackie Ward and Harold and Vicky Ward, all of Chillicothe and Homer and Mary Ward, Bidwell, OH; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a sister, Phoeba Conley of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

WHITAKER, Paul H.
1912-1996
Paul H. Whitaker, 84, of Louisa, died Sunday, Aug 25, following a sudden illness. Mr. Whitaker was born Mar 21, 1912 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Frank and Nora Fitzpatrick Whitaker. He was a retired telegraph operator for N & W Railroad and a United Baptist. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Aug 28, today, a t1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Maynard and Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Minerva S. Whitaker of Louisa; a brother, Vernon Whitaker of Paintsville and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 28, 1996

WILKS, Dan
1911-1996
Dan Wilks, 85, of Webbville, died Friday, Aug 2 at his residence. Mr. Wilks was born Jun 6, 1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Grover and Melissa Elswick Wilks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Bishop Wilks in 1980; 2 daughters, Mary Johnson and Virginia Ann Perry and 4 sons, Paul, Kenny, Clayton and Leslie Wilks. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Pentecostal church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Aug 6, at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Matthew Adams and Rev. Buck Hogston. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery, Webbville. Surviving are 4 daughters, Bethel Sanson and Doris Jean Fridley both of Columbus, OH, Lillia Beech of Warsaw, IN and Dorothy Williams of Flatwoods; 3 sons, Herbert Wilks, Steve Wilks and Harvey Wilks, all of Webbville; 2 sisters, Lizzie Adams of Kingston, OH and Evie Rice of Minford, OH; 40 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 7, 1996

WILKS, Phillip Clayton “Yunk”
1955-1996
Phillip Clayton “Yunk” Wilks, 41, of Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, Aug 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Wilks was born Feb 22, 1955 in Ashland, a son of Bernice Bishop Wilks of Webbville and the late William Wilks. He was a cabinet maker for Creative Woodworks. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 15, at Webb Chapel Church by the Rev. Noah Wilks and the Rev. Matthew Adams. Burial was in Bishop Cemetery, Webbville. Additional survivors include his wife, Jackie Wilks, 3 daughters, Eden Wilks, and Samantha Wilks, both at home and Angela Wilks of Louisa; 2 sisters, Barbara Hewlett of Webbville and Judy Smith of Blaine; and 5 brothers, David Wilks of Catlettsburg, Tom Wilks and Ted Wilks both of Webbville, Sam Wilks of Baytown, TX and William R. Wilks of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Aug 21, 1996

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ADAMS, Connie L. (Strous)
1944-1996
Connie L. Strous Adams, 52, of Circleville, OH, died Thursday, Aug 22. Mrs. Adams was born Mar 7, 1944 in Circleville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Wilson Strous. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Adams, 10 months ago, and a brother, Thomas Strous. She was a customer service representative for Sun TV and a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Aug 25 at the Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Crabtree, Rev. Ed Crabtree and Rev. William Haddox officiating. Burial was in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery. Surviving ar e2 sons, Carl (Valli) Adams, Jr. of Circleville and David Edward (Lisa Gayle) Adams, of Chesapeake, VA, a daughter, Lisa Faye (Rick) Owens of Circleville; 2 grandchildren, Ashley Faye Owens and Kyle Patrick Adams, 3 brothers, Jim Strous of Columbus, OH, Rick Strous of Tucson, AZ, and Chuckie (Debbie) Strous of Greenfield; 3 sisters, Deena Thomas of Grove City, OH, Diana Robb of Texas and Vickie Watson of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1996

BLACKBURN, Frankie T.
A Prestonsburg man was killed and a Garrett man is in critical condition following a single vehicle accident early Monday morning just south of Louisa. Police said Frankie T. Blackburn, 20 was killed around 3:15 a.m. when the 1996 Chevy S-10 pickup he was in went out of control in a curve on US. 23 and overturned before striking a telephone pole. Blackburn was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after the accident by Lawrence County Assistant Coroner Shawn Spears. The other person in the vehicle 17 year old John V. Case, was flown from the scene of the accident to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV where he was listed in critical condition. Kentucky State Police officials said they are not sure which man was driving at the time of the accident, but the accident is still under investigation by trooper J. W. Gibson. The Louisa Fire Department and the Louisa Police Department both aided state police in working the accident. The accident was the fourth fatality in Lawrence county this year, police said. Blackburn was a masonry worker and the son of Frankie Thomas Blackburn and Patricia Crace Blackburn of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

BOND, David Louis
1942-1996
David Louis Bond, 53, of Hackett, Ark., died Sunday, Jul 28 at Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. Bond was born Jul 30, 1942 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Louis C. and Verna Simpson Bond. He was the Management Technology Coordinator at the Business and Industrial Institute of Westark Community College in Fort Smith. He earned an M.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University and had worked for Square D Company, and owned Planned Energy Systems and EPCO in Mesquite, TX. He was a member of the Noon Exchange Club, the American Society for Training and Development and the American Production and Inventory Control Society. A memorial service was conducted Jul 31 at Breedlove Auditorium on the Westark Campus. Surviving are his wife, Victoria Cheek Bond, of Hackett, Ark., formerly of Lawrence County, and a brother, John James Bond of Boone, NC. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Westark Foundation, Westark Community College, P. O> Box 3649, Fort Smith, Ark. 72913. They will be applied to the David L. Bond Scholarship Fund. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

BOWER, Myrtle (Webb)
1910-1996
Myrtle Webb Bower, 86, of Grove City, OH, died Sunday, Sep 15 at the Fort Sanders-Park West Hospital in Knoxville, TN, after an extended illness. Mrs. Bower was born Apr 11, 1910 at Overda, KY, a daughter of the late John Martin and Onia Candis Chadwick Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Bower, who died in 1955; 4 brothers, Ernest (Nora), Austin (Vadie), Arthur (Jettie), and Norman (Thelma) Webb; one sister, Laura (Chester) Sawyer; and 3 nephews, Elmo (Ruby), Arlie (Sarah) and Leonard (first wife, Betty, Ruth) Webb. She was a member of the Grove City Order of Eastern star, Chapter 502, attended Canaan Land FWB Church. She retired from Timken Roller Bearing in 1972. Arrangements were under the direction of the Schoedinger Funeral Home, Grove City Chapel with Rev. Alan J. Wright and Lovell May officiating. Burial was in Dublin Cemetery. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mary Lou (Jack) Stires; nieces, Roberta (Ed) Smith, Dorothy Webb, Betty (Dick) Scheiderer, Edna( the late Rev. Charles) Wright, Ruth (Roger) Patton, Beulah (Jack) Owens, Bethel (Bill) Parish, Anna Bernice (the late Robert) Auville, Dr. Edra (Robert) Spangler, nephews, Kenton (Gloria Jean) Webb, John Webb, Ray (Janet) Webb, Clinton (Ruth) Sawyer, many great nieces and nephews; and a host of life long friends and acquaintances. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996

HALE, George Burton
1926-1996
George Burton Hale, 70, of St. Louis Park, MO, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 30. Mr. Hale was born Jun 10, 1926, at Louisa, a son of the late James Wesley and Virginia Calloway O’Brien Hale. He was a retired aircraft repairman. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Sep 7, at Pine Hill Cemetery, by the Rev. Eugene Merrick. Surviving are his wife, Nguyen Thi Ha Hale of Minnesota; a brother, James W. Hale of Dunkdalk, MD and a special niece, Andrea Lurz of Baltimore, MD. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 11, 1996

HARDIN, Shirley (Franklin)
1923-1996
Shirley A. Hardin, 73, of Wyandotte, MI, died Saturday, Sep 21 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hardin was born Feb 17, 1923, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Herbert and Gussie Walker Franklin. She was a retired grocery store clerk. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 26 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Eddie Caudill.  Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, route 2, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, William Hardin of Wyandotte, MI, 2 sons, Robert Hardin of Novi, MI and William F. Hardin of Trenton, MI, a brother, Herbert Franklin of Mt. Sterling, a sister, Gladys Pennington of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

KELLY, Joan Frances (Preston)
1932-1996
Joan Frances Kelly, 64, of Bridgeport, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 28, at her residence. Mrs. Kelly was born Feb 26, 1932 in Louisa, a daughter of the late James Preston and Delta Moore Preston. She was a member of the First United Methodist church of Louisa and graduated from Louisa High School. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 31 aat Allen Funeral Home Bridgeport. Surviving are her husband, Russell Kelly, Jr; two sons, Michael Kelly and Greg Kelly, three brothers, David V. Preston, Herbert Preston and James Preston, four sisters, Eulah Hall, Juanita Hagaman, Jean Hagaman and Eileen Lindsey, three grandchildren, Joey, Lisa and Jennifer Kelly all of Bridgeport. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1996

MAYNARD, Thurman
1933-1996
Thurman Maynard, 63, of Beauty, KY, died Monday, Sep 23 at his residence. Mr. Maynard was born May 11, 1933 at Martin Co., KY a son of the late Russell and Wilda Staton Maynard. He was a security guard and a member of Zion United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 26 at 1 p.m. at Zion United Baptist Church by Brother Lonnie Ratliff and Brother Glen Ray Moore. Burial will be in Maynard & Fletcher Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Opal Gilliam Maynard, of Beauty, 4 daughters, Mrs. Randall (Carolyn) Sweeney of Beauty, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Maynard, and Mrs. Gary (Betty) Fletcher, both of Inez, and Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Maynard of Warfield; 3 sons, James Russell Maynard of Pilgrim, Roger Dale Maynard of Orient, OH, and Thurman Maynard, Jr., of Warfield; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harold (Edith) Rose and Mrs. Johnny (Alta) Borders of Kopperston, WV, 4 brothers, Ellis Maynard of Cleveland, OH, Wallace Maynard of Fairdale, WV, Adrian Maynard of Clearfork, WV and Tommy Maynard of Kopperston, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

NEWKIRK, Pamela N. (Bartram)
1945-1996
Pamela N. Newkirk, 51, of Hillsboro, OH, died Tuesday, Sep 10 at her residence. Mrs. Newkirk was born Feb 18,1945, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of Jack Keither and June Fitzpatrick Bartram. She was an assembler inspector for the Weastec Company in Hillsboro, a member of the Bainbridge Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a 1963 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 14, at Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro by Michael T. Baker. Burial was in Bainbridge Cemetery. Additional survivors include a daughter, Andrea Young of Hillsboro; 2 sons and daughters in law, Jason and Hope Newkirk of Good Hope, Kevin and Tina Newkirk of Greenfield, 2 grandchildren, Logan and Morgan Young, a brother, and sister in lawn, Keither and Carla Bartram of the Carmel Community;  a sister and brother in law, Karen and Bob Parks of Louisa, a niece Jennifer Bartram, a nephew, Graham Bartram, several aunts and uncles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Bainbridge Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, C/O Michael C. Rodgers, 4877 Bell Hollow Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133 or to Hospice of Highland county, 1404 North High Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996

PERRY, Franklin O. “Frank”
1937-1996
Franklin O “Frank” Perry, 58, of Etna, OH died Monday, Aug 26, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, OH. Mr. Perry was born Dec 19, 1937, in Louisa, a son of the late Arnold H. and Beatrice Jones Perry. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Arnold Perry, Jr. and a grandson, Coty. He was a welder for Lennox Industries and also worked for Techniglas Corp was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union and attended the Hillview Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 29 at Hillview Baptist Church by Rev. Clovis Vanover and Bill Hayes officiating. Burial was in Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Surviving are his wife, Frances “Ann” Perry; 2 daughters, Vicki (Rick) Vanover and Vanita (Kelly) Butler, both of Newark; 3 sons, John (Jill) Rogers of Johnstown, PA, Jeff (Louise) Rogers of Washington Court House and Donald F. “Frank” Perry of Canal Winchester; 12 grandchildren and a sister, Ann (Vernon) Barker of Joelton, TN. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1996

ROBERTS, Dixie Ruth (Bates)
1927-1996
Dixie Ruth Roberts, 69, of Louisa, died Sunday, Sep 22 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Roberts was born Feb 12, 1927, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Marion and Lucy Belle Bates. She was a retired nurses aide for the Louisa General and Humana Hospitals. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Sep 25 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Teems. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Terry Dale Roberts of Louisa; 3 sisters, Thelma Maynard, Lora Williamson and Nexie Stedman, all of Louisa; 2 brothers, Ray Thompson of Louisa and Everett Thompson of Belleville, OH; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

RYAN, Claudia Kay (Skaggs)
1954-1996
Claudia Kay Ryan of Anchorage, KY, died Monday, Aug 26. Mrs. Ryan was born Aug 6, 1954 in Portsmouth, OH, a daughter of the late Loman and Christine Bailey Skaggs. She was an administrative assistant and a member of Middletown Christian Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Aug 29, at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are her husband, Ronald S. Ryan of Anchorage; a son, Stuart Scott Ryan of Anchorage, maternal grandfather, Escom Bailey of Mazie, a sister, Diana Lynn Skaggs  of Louisa; a brother, Roger Clark Skaggs of Elizabethtown. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1996

SEE, David Reed
1958-1996
David Reed See, 37, of Satellite Beach, FL, died Tuesday, Sep 10. Mr. See was born Nov 20, 1958 at Washington, D. C. a son of Elbert R. See of Louisa and Mary L. Beck Miller of Satellite Beach. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Adin and Susie Debord See. He was an architect and a graduate of the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky, receiving his Masters degree in architecture. His thesis was a design for a Fred Vinson Memorial. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 14 at First Baptist Church by Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial was in Beck Cemetery. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Rachel Fischler of Satellite Beach and Marguerite Fischler of Pensacola, FL, and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Maxine Beck of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996
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SHORT, Dennis
1949-1996
Dennis Short, 47, of Las Vegas, NV died Aug 23. Mr. Short was born Aug 11, 1949 at Webb, WV, a son of the late Robert Russell and Bertha Copley Short. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Sep 24 at Copley Cemetery, Webb, WV. Military services were conducted by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving are 5 sisters, Carol Young of Delbarton, WV, Bobbie Jo Short, Lou Jean Brown and Alma Mavis Short, all of Columbus, OH, Shirley Martin of Mt. Vernon, OH; 2 brothers, Edward Short of Cleveland, OH and Billy Short of New Albany, OH. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1996

STAPLETON, Clarence
1924-1996
Clarence Stapleton, 72, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 10 in VA Medical Center in Huntington. Mr. Stapleton was born Jan 1, 1924, in Estill, a son of the late Sam and Julie Borders Stapleton. He was a retired miner, a World War II U. S. Army veteran and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 13 at Emanuel Baptist Church by Elders Claude Mollet, Carter Williamson, Gene Barnett and Jake Crum. Burial was in Stapleton family cemetery. Military services were conducted by Veterans of Foreign Ward 6103 and American Legion Post 89 of Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Nora Jean Terry Stapleton; 6 daughters: Bonnie Meade, Alice Stapleton and Nora Truitt all of Louisa, Mary Howell, East Fork, KY, Julie Gilmer, and Brenda Stapleton both of Columbus; 4 sons: Clarence E. Stapleton, Columbus, Johnny Stapleton, Terry Stapleton and William Stapleton all of Louisa; a sister: Neva Davis, Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996

TABOR, George, Jr.
George I. Tabor, Jr., a former self-employed painter, decorator and real estate broker, died Saturday, Sep 7 at his home. Mr. Tabor was born in Louisa and came to Brevard County in 1982 from Ohio. He was a member of the Indian River Lodge 90 F & AM in Titusville, East Shore Lodge 709 in Cleveland and was past High Priest in Harry S. Dunlop Chapter 224 in Ohio. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Sep 10 in North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Irene Tabor of Titusville, a son, George Tabor, of Titusville, a daughter, Joe Ann Tabor of Painesville, OH; 2 brothers, Harry Tabor and Arthur Tabor, both of Willoughby, OH, a sister, Mary Niemeyer of Cleveland, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 11, 1996

THOMPSON, Ezra
1922-1996
Ezra A. Thompson, 74, of Vienna, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 11 in Vienna. Mr. Thompson was born Apr 6, 1922 in Louisa, a son of the late Lewis and Telia Estep Thompson. He was a former sales manager for Sears & Roebuck Company and a World War II U. S. Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Sep 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Bobbie A. Thompson, a son, David Thompson of Vienna; 2 sisters, Valcie Thompson and Lottie Marcum, both of Louisa, a brother, Lewis Thompson Jr. of Louisa and a grandchild. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996

THOMPSON, Pearl (McKinnon)
1914-1996
Pearl Thompson, 82, of Sitka, KY died Thursday, Aug 22 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Thompson was born May 5, 1914 at Flat Gap, a daughter of the late A. J. “Jack” and Jane Cheek McKinnon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Thompson in 1984. She was a retired elementary teacher for the Carter County School system and a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug 24 at Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church, by Rev. David Boggs, Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Dewey Ray Hogston. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are a son, Charles David (Tressie) Thompson of Sitka; 2 grandsons, Andy William Thompson and David Wayne Thompson, both of Tampa, FL. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Sep 4, 1996

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ARMSTRONG, Rubye (Vinson)
Rubye Mitchell Armstrong, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sep 25 in U. K. Medical Center. Mrs. Armstrong was the daughter of the late H. L. and Elizabeth Vinson Mitchell and the granddaughter of the late Frank and Zea Reynolds Vinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W. G. Armstrong. She served several years as executive director of M. S. Society in Central and Eastern Kentucky and was a member of Chevy Chase Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington. Surviving are 2 sons, Larry M. Armstrong of Cincinnati, OH and Billy Armstrong of Lexington; one brother, Harold Mitchell; 4 sisters, Betty Zea Holbrook, Gloria Robinette, Lucy M. Ilyin and Gayle M. Combs, all of Louisa and 2 grandsons, Andrew Armstrong and Jeremy Armstrong. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

BOYD, Mexie (Fitzpatrick)
1901-1996
Mexie Fitzpatrick Boyd, 95, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 7 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Boyd was born Aug 30, 1901, at Peach Orchard, KY, a daughter of the late Milton and Malissa Fitch Fitzpatrick. She was a member of Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 9 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Darrel Ratliff. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery, Nats Creek. Surviving are 2 daughters, Myrtle Ervin and Kathleen Mollett, both of Louisa, a son, Henry Milton Boyd of Louisa; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

CHAPMAN, Althea (Moore)
1926-1996
Althea Moore Chapman, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 19, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was born Oct 2, 1926, in Chapman, a daughter of the late Jerry and Myrtle Helton Moore. Her husband, Chester Paul Chapman also preceded her in death. She was a member of Eastern Star #292 and Chapman Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 22 at Chapman Methodist Church by the Rev. Allen A. Fredrick and Rev. Paul Merryman. Burial was in Peck Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Delores Irene Eversole of Flint, MI; a son, Charles Chapman of Louisa, 4 sisters, Laura Belle Becklehamer of Detroit, MI, Elizabeth Beckham of Mobile, AL, Charlene Lyons of Chapman and Ruthy Jo Pigg of Louisa; 2 brothers, Jack Moore and Jim Tom Moore both of Chapman, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996

COOK, Gertrude (Wilson)
1903-1996
Gertrude Cook, 93, of Louisa, died Saturday, Oct 19, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Cook was born Mar 23,1903, in Sutton, WV, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Emma Jane Burnett Wilson. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 23, today, at 1 p.m. at her home by the Rev. Lonnie Ratliff and James Maynard. Burial will be in Cook family cemetery. Surviving are 7 sons, Clarence Cook of Superior, AZ, Carlis Cook and Arville Cook, both of Casa Granda, AZ, Roy Cook and James Cook both of Canada, KY, Danny cook of Louisa and Raymond Cook of San Bernardino,  CA; 7 daughters, Nola Preston of Milo, Dolly Salyer of Bowie, AZ, Naomi Lewis of Apache Junction, Norma Hardwick of Pina, AZ, Della Trimble and Ethel Cook both of Thocker, AZ, and Nina Dowell of Newark, OH; 58 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996

DAVIN, Shirley (Johnson)
Shirley Blackburn Davin, 80, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 2 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Davin was born Oct 24, 1915 in Meades Branch, a daughter of the late Doug and Mary Elizabeth Hinkle Johnson. Her husband, Charles J. Davin died in 1992. She was a florist and owner of the Louisa Flower Shop for 18 years. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, the Rebekahs and Order of Eastern Star. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 5 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Noreta Gibson of Mt. Orab, OH; a son, Harold Gene Blackburn of Charlotte, NC and 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

HAMMOND, Boston
1895-1996
Boston Brian Hammond, 100, of Webbville, passed away Monday Oct 14, 1996 at TRMC. He was born Dec 15, 1895. He was the husband, of Kathleen Woods Hammond. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

JONES, Anna Josephine (Bell)
1930-1996
Anna Josephine Jones, 65, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Oct 25 at home after a short illness. Mrs. Jones was born Dec 9, 1930, in Nellis, WV, a daughter of the late Lonnie F. and Dona C. Meadows Bell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Angelene Jones. She was retired from Spencer State Hospital, worked at Kellwood Company for several years, enjoyed quilting and was a Baptist by faith. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 28 at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, WV with Pastor William K. “Bill” Jones officiating. Burial was in Droddy/Canterbury Cemetery, Walton, WV. Surviving are her husband, William F. Jones, 2 daughters, Diana Cooper of St. Albans, WV, and Teresa Porter of Fort Gay, 4 sons, Pastor William K. “Bill” Jones, of Jeremiah, KY, Walter Frederick “Fred” Jones of Kenova, WV, Rev. Timothy A. Jones of Chattanooga, TN and Mark A. Jones of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Pauline Hollingsworth of Forest Park, IL and Aileen Estep of Hurricane, WV, a brother, Lonnie Richard Bell of Billings, MT and 15 grandchildren. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

JONES, Opal Elizabeth (Miller)
1905-1996
Opal Elizabeth Jones, 91, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct 14 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Jones was born Apr 8, 1905, at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late James and Marietta McKinster Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Jones in 1963. She was a retired Louisa General Hospital worker and a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church of Columbus, OH and a member of Order of Eastern Star 3292. She wrote articles for The Big Sandy News, starting at the age of 13. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Richard Maynard on Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Fitzpatrick, of Carroll, OH; 4 sons, John E. (Margie) Jones of Kennesaw, GA, James (Julia) Jones of Bluefield, WV, Kenneth (Mary) Jones of Columbus, OH, and Ulysses (Opal) Jones of Huntsville, AL; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

Opal E. Jones, 91,  a Lawrence County native, who passed away on Oct 14, 1996, was a correspondent for The Big Sandy News for  the past 80 years. Mrs. Jones was born to the late James S.  and Marietta McKinster Miller on Apr 8, 1905. When she was 11 years old, her father urged her to start reporting the news from the Adams area so the family could receive regular copies of The Big Sandy News. Since that time, she was a regular correspondent to The Big Sandy News from the communities where she resided, the latest being from the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center where she had been a resident for the past 3 years. She wrote several short stories concerning life in Lawrence County, some of which have been published. In addition to The Big Sandy news, she contributed articles to other state publications. Being an avid writer, Mrs. Jones was a personal friend of Greenup County author, Jesse Stuart and at the time of her death, she had most of his publications with personal notes and autographs. Mrs. Jones was married to the late John E. Jones, Sr. and is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen (Jim) Fitzpatrick of Carroll, OH and 4 sons, , John E. (Margie) Jones of Kennesaw, GA, James (Julia) Jones of Bluefield, WV, Kenneth (Mary) Jones of Columbus, OH, and Ulysses (Opal) Jones of Huntsville, AL. Mrs. Jones was laid to rest on Oct 17 in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

JORDAN, Jay
1925-1996
Rev. Jay Jordan, 71, of Blaine, died Saturday, Sep 28 at his home. Mr. Jordan was born Aug 23, 1925, a son of the late Arlie and Mirzie Estepp Jordan. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Alindal and Edgel Jordan. He was a minister and member of Caines Creek Freewill Baptist church and a retired farmer. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 1 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Ross and Rev. Bobby Workman. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Boggs Jordan of Blaine; 6 daughters, Norma Waters and Faye Davis, both of Louisa, Peggy Belhasen of Paintsville, Frieda Hayner of Columbus, OH, Ruby Whobrey of Lynchfield, and Debbie King of Blaine; 3 sons, Edward Jordan of Martha, Wayne Jordan of Blaine, and Vessie Jordan of Flat Gap; 3 sisters, Hazel Lyons, Dorothy Ward and Jean Sloan all of Ashland, a brother, Arlie Jordan of Blaine; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

LANEY, Sam
1906-1996
Sam Laney, 90, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 16 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Laney was born Mar 23, 1906, in Louisa, a son of the late Robert and Dovie Hurley Laney. His wife, Lula Mae Skaggs Laney, died in 1986. He was a farmer and a member of Isaac Park Free Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 19, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial was in Laney family cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Kathleen Branham of Greenville, AL and Peggy Priode of Louisa; 7 sons, Larry Laney, Mack Laney, Bill Laney and Sam Laney, Jr. all of Louisa, Jim Laney of Paintsville, Robert Laney of West Union, OH, and David Laney of Albany, NY; 3 sisters, Shirley Townsend, Mary Fox and Virginia McGrady, all of Monroe, MI, a brother, Bill Laney of Monroe; 28 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996

MARCUM, Bertha (Hall)
1922-1996
Bertha Hall Marcum, 73, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 28 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Marcum was born Dec 1, 1922, at Fullers, KY, a daughter of the late Rufus Tilton and Rebecca Mounts Hall. The funeral was conducted Monday, Sep 30 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Elmo Canterbury. Burial was in Hall Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rebecca Ann Marcum and Elizabeth Kay Wellman both of Louisa, 4 sons, Kelly Lee Marcum of Chapel Hill, NC, Alfred Rhyian Marcum of Pataskala, OH, Andy Joe Marcum of Atlanta, GA, and Jerry Neil Marcum of Webbville; 4 sisters, Virginia Fugett of Washington Court House, OH, Emily Hewlett and Julia Burke both of Louisa and Dimple Pickens of Texas City, TX; a brother Lewis J. Hall of Louisa; 11 grandsons, one granddaughter, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

MAYNARD, Glen, Jr.
1954-1996
Glen Maynard, Jr. 42, of Palm Bay, FL, died Sunday, Oct 6 at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Mr. Maynard was born Jul 21, 1954, in Louisa, a son of Glen Maynard of Palm Bay and Doris Ann Lemaster Maynard of Columbus, OH. He was a disabled truck driver and an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Maynard-Hammonds Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Theresa Daniel Maynard of Concord, NC; a daughter: Amberly Maynard, Concord, NC, a son: Anthony Hedges, Delaware, OH; paternal grandmother, Nelcie Maynard of Fort Gay; 2 sisters: Teresa Ann Schmidt and Alisia Fike both of Columbus, OH; 2 half sisters: Tamara Lynn Maynard and Karen K. Maynard both of Columbus; 6 brothers: Roy Maynard, Carl Maynard, Bill Maynard, Jeff Maynard, Paul Maynard and Timothy Maynard, all of Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

MAYNARD, Truman
1933-1996
Truman Maynard, 63, of Beauty, KY, died Monday, Sep 23 at his residence. Mr. Maynard was born May 11, 1933 at Martin Co., KY a son of the late Russell and Wilda Staton Maynard. He was a security guard and a member of Zion United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Sep 26 at 1 p.m. at Zion United Baptist Church by Brother Lonnie Ratliff and Brother Glen Ray Moore. Burial will be in Maynard & Fletcher Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Opal Gilliam Maynard, of Beauty, 4 daughters, Mrs. Randall (Carolyn) Sweeney of Beauty, Mrs. Larry (Connie) Maynard, and Mrs. Gary (Betty) Fletcher, both of Inez, and Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Maynard of Warfield; 3 sons, James Russell Maynard of Pilgrim, Roger Dale Maynard of Orient, OH, and Thurman Maynard, Jr., of Warfield; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harold (Edith) Rose and Mrs. Johnny (Alta) Borders of Kopperston, WV, 4 brothers, Ellis Maynard of Cleveland, OH, Wallace Maynard of Fairdale, WV, Adrian Maynard of Clearfork, WV and Tommy Maynard of Kopperston, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

MOORE, Iva Mae (Moore)
1913-1996
Iva Mae Moore, 83, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Oct 23, at Mercy Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Moore was born May 16, 1913 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Trinnie Berry Moore. She was a charter member of Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 24 at Heritage Temple Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus, by Dr. Billy Sharpston. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Oct 26 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are her husband, Kay Moore, a son, Larry (Sheryl) Moore of Pickerington, OH, 2 sisters, Opal (Earl) Elliott of Columbus, OH, and Madge Herster of Ashland; 2 step grandchildren, Kendra and Ryan. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

MULLINS, Harold
1923-1996
Harold Eugene “Mo” Mullins, 73, of Ashland, died Saturday, Oct 19 at his residence. Mr. Mullins was born Apr 16, 1923 in Pike County, a son of the late Ernest B. and Mollie E. Johnson Mullins. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Eugene Mullins. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, member of Eastern Star and Poage Lodge Ashland Chapter retired president and pharmacist of Ashland Apothecary, Inc. and attended Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 22 at Justice Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Lee. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pike County. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Causey Mullins, a son, Larry Eugene Mullins of Shelbiana; 3 daughters, Rose Marie Mullins of Lexington and Donna Sue Ferguson and Mary Ruth Mullins, both of Ashland; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

PERRY, Curtis
1942-1996
Curtis Allen Perry, 54, of Adams, died Friday, Oct 4, in Three Rivers Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Mr. Perry was born Feb 6, 1942, in Flat Gap, a son of the late Noah and Maudie Cantrell Perry. He was disabled and was a member of the United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Oct 7, at Big Blaine United Baptist Church by Elder Clarence Mathis and Elders Greg Lewis and Frank Blevins. Burial was in Perry family cemetery in Adams. Surviving are his wife, Laura Rene Perry, 4 daughters, Renita Moore of Charley, Connie McKenzie, Bonnie Crawford and Rosetta Perry, all of Blaine, 2 sons, Donnie Perry and Ronnie Perry both of Blaine, a sister, Qudia Wright of Stambaugh, and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

PHILLIPS, Virginia Lucille (Chapman)
1939-1996
Virginia Lucille Chapman Phillips, 56, of Inez, died Saturday, Oct 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Phillips was born Dec 2, 1939, at Beauty, a daughter of the late Billy and Vivan Chapman. She was a member of Vineyard Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 8 at Vineyard Church by Brother Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Saul-Copley Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. Surviving are her foster mother, Ruth Messer, 4 daughters, Ruth Ann Perry and Jessica Tackett, both of Columbus, OH, Doneta Copley of Dunlow, and Sandy Perry of Warfield, 4 sons, John Perry and Kenneth Perry both of Columbus, Phillip Perry and Jason Perry, both of Inez; 4 sisters, Brenda James, Agnes Stiltner, Kim Blevins and Kendra Salmons, 3 brothers, Larry Messer, Glenn Messer and Michael Messer and 8 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

PRESTON, Virginia Yvonne (Hale)
1923-1996
Virginia Yvonne Preston, 72, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday in Mariner Health Care in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Preston was born October 21, 1923, in Marrow, OH, a daughter of the late Littleton and Nanny Pauline Hale. Her husband, Arthur Preston, died in 1993. She was a former electronics assembler at Northup corp. in Marrow. The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Tommy Meade, Burial will be in Wallace Preston Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Pariseau of Barboursville, WV and Janice Preston of Anaheim, CA; a son Michael Preston of Santa Ana, CA four  grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996

RICE, Charles Roy
1940-1996
Charles Roy Rice, 56, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 2 at his home. Mr. Rice was born Aug 31, 1940, in Ashland, a son of the late Charles Roy Sr. and Fern Marie Stewart Rice. He was a retired vibration analyst for Chrysler Corp. in Trenton, MI and a member of the Maybee Congregational Church in Maybee, MI. the funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 4 at Young Funeral Home by Eddie Caudill. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Royetta June Miller Rice, a son, Charles Roy “Chuck” Rice, III of Maybee; 3 daughters, Robin Marie Margraves of Monroe, MI, Lori Ann Kemp of Virginia Beach, VA, and Lisa Mae Rice of Louisa; 2 sisters, Carolyn Kay Blevins and Juanita Sue Spradlin, both of South Point, a brother, Gary Michael rice of Monroe and 5 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

SCAGGS, Iris ( Barker)
1917-1996
Iris Scaggs, 78, of Martha, died Tuesday, Oct 8, following an extended illness. Mrs. Scaggs was born Dec 11, 1917, at Crockett, a daughter of the late Travis N. and Mary Susan Hutchinson Barker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Percy J. Scaggs in 1994. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Pauley Keaton and Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Barker Cemetery. Surviving are 3 daughters: Betty Sue Sparks, Schererville, IN, April Voit, Lexington, KY, Diana Salyer, Centerburg, OH; 3 sons: Percy J. Scaggs, Jr., Adams, KY, Ralph Scaggs, Martha, KY, Darrell Scaggs, Louisa; 3 sisters: Kathleen Breeding, Inglaas, IN, Alice Hemlepp, Ashland, KY, and Dorothy Raney, Greenfield, IN; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

SCHAUWECKER, Liddie Margaret (McKinster)
1934-1996
Liddie Margaret McKinster Schauwecker, 62, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 9. Mrs. Schauwecker was born Jul 28, 1934 at Louisa, a daughter of Mary Lou Thompson McKinster and the late Mitchell McKinster. She was a member of Spencer Freewill Church, Louise Chapter 292, OES, Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge 95, and Daughters of American Revolution. She was also a retired nurse and business owner and founder of Ohio State tie and Timber Company, which received the award for outstanding achievement in sales by Department of Ohio Economic Development; top 100 Small Business Award by the Ohio House of Representatives, listed in Blue Book and Who’s Who of American Women. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 12 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Danny Saul and Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Additional survivors include a son, Mitchell Schauwecker of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Shawna (James) Hoosier of Columbus and Johanna (Mike) DeVries of Tanznia, Africa; 2 sisters, Joyce (Charles) Colvin of Canton, OH and Genevieve McKinster of Austin, TX; 5 grandchildren, friend, Nell Terry and aunt, Edith Bussey. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

SPARKS, James Everett
1926-1996
James Everett Sparks, 70, of Martha, died Thursday, Oct 3 at his residence. Mr. Sparks was born May 7, 1926 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Willie and Bertha Barker Sparks. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Junior and Dewey. He was a retired oil field worker and a member of the Wallowhole Enterprise Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Oct 5 at Mazie Church at Martha by ministers, Gary Sparks and Roscoe Lewis, Jr. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery on Mill Creek. Surviving are his wife, Imogene Skaggs Sparks, 2 sons, Duell Sparks and Darcy Sparks, both of Martha; 3 daughters, Sherry Cottle of Keaton, Patty Tolliver and Libby Stamper both of Martha, 2 brothers, Conard Sparks and Noah Sparks, both of Martha; 6 sisters, Nancy Sparks of sandy Hook, Magdelene Stevens of Charlie, Erma Skaggs and Ilene Sparks, both of Martha, Evalene Ferguson of Grayson and Imogene Collier of Columbus, OH, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Eldridge Funeral Home in Sandy Hook was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Oct 9, 1996

STANSBURY, Milton
1904-1996
Clyde Milton Stansbury, 91, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 25 in Woodland Oaks in Ashland. Mr. Stansbury was born Oct 11, 1904, at Walbridge, a son of the late Harry and Victoria Wellman Stansbury. His wife, Irene Woods Stansbury, died in 1978. He was a former station agent with C & O Railroad and a former owner of S & F Furniture in Louisa. He was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church in Louisa, a member for 66 years and past master of Apperson Lodge 195 and a member of Royal Arch Masons 95 in Louisa. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 28 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Young. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, James D. Stansbury of Louisa and Dr. C. Michael Stansbury of Ashland. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

TATMAN, Kenneth
1922-1996
Rev. Kenneth Tatman, 74, of Groveport, OH, formerly of Louisa died Tuesday, Oct 22 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Tatman was born Sep 21, 1922 in Chillicothe, OH, a son of the late Levi and Ada Moore Tatman. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, He was retired from Eastland Vocational Center, a member of the Cordell Freewill Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Friday, Oct 25 at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home in Winchester, OH by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester. Surviving are his wife, of 50 years, Hazel Curtis Tatman; a daughter, Sherry Linda (Deryk) Cook of Hilliards, PA, a son, Rev. Dallas Eugene (Mara) Tatman of Plain City, OH; 5 grandchildren, one great grandchild 3 sisters, Elizabeth Allen of Lancaster, OH, Virginia Grant of Pleasantville, OH, Lucy Mae Blank of Canal Winchester, OH; 2 brothers, Paul Green of Columbus, OH and Thomas Green of Canal Winchester; 2 uncles, 2 aunts, cousins, nieces nephews and many good friends. Dwayne R. Spence Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996

THOMPSON, Dirlie (Runyon)
1905-1996
Dirlie Runyon Thompson, 91, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 15 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was born Feb 13, 1905 in Logan County, WV, a daughter of the late Adam and Nancy Runyon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Thompson. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Oct 18 at Davis Cemetery, Inez. Surviving are a nephew, Franklin Booth of Inez and a niece, Glenda Runyon of Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996

VANOVER, Tommy
1906-1996
Tommy Vanover, 90, of Martha, died Thursday, Oct 10, following an extended illness. Mr. Vanover was born Sep 27, 1906, at Martha, a son of the late Ace and Nann Skaggs Vanover. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Marshall Vanover Sep 19, 1995. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and a member of Mazie Church. The funeral was Oct 12 at his home by the Rev. Elmer Burchwell and Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Vanover Cemetery. Surviving are a son, John T. Vanover, of Brookville, OH; 2 brothers, Oak Vanover of Louisa and Virgil Vanover of Marysville, OH; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and one foster son, Tobbie Marshall of Martha. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

WADDLE, Nedra Justine (Fitch)
1941-1996
Nedra Justine Waddle, 55, of Rensselaer, NY, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 23, in Albany Medical Center in New York. Mrs. Waddle was born Jan 11, 1941 in Chapman, a daughter of the late Bill Ray and Ellsie Chaffins Fitch. She was a secretary and a Baptist. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sep 28 in Young Funeral Home. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Kay Burns of Rensselaer, 2 sons, Dallas Shell, Jr., of Louisa and Johnny Ray Shell of Conway, SC; 6 sisters, Eva Bowens, Gwen McKenzie and Magalene Marcum, all of Louisa; Helen Boyd of Catlettsburg, Anna Mae Dorskey of Morehead and Jane Maynard of South Carolina; 2 brothers, Asher Jacob Fitch of Louisa and Tom Fitch of Paintsville and 9 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 2, 1996

WELLMAN, Blanche Mathilda (Hoy)
1902-1996
Blanche Mathilda Hoy Wellman, 94, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, Oct 12 at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. Mrs. Wellman was born May 17, 1902 at Youngstown, PA, a daughter of the late Martin Samuel and Annie Kathrine Hill Hoy. She was a member of Fort Gay United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Kentucky colonel. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 16, today, at 2 p.m. at Fort Gay United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Natalie M. Haberer of Dayton, OH and Marianna M. Mills of Springfield, OH; 2 sons, Paul D. Wellman of Newport Richey, FL and William Martin Wellman of Warner Robins, GA; a sister, Ruth Lampert of Fort Gay; a brother, James M. Hoy of Alexandria, VA; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Oct 16, 1996

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NOVEMBER

AILIFF, Frank James
1918-1996
Frank James Ailiff, 78, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, No 3, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Ailiff was born Sep 12, 1918, at Williamson, WV, a son of the late Henry and Ada Taylor Ailiff. He came to Fort Gay at the age of 3 and remained a resident most of his life. He was a retired Postmaster at Fort Gay; and a 60 year member of Fort Gay First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and choir director. He also served as superintendent of Sunday School, Youth Director, Youth Sunday School teacher and church treasurer, and was a World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 5 at First Baptist Church, Fort Gay by the Rev. Herman Wellman. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, June May Ailiff, a son, Daniel (Jonet) Ailiff of Fallsburg; 2 daughters, Diana A. (Jack) Thompson of Louisa and Frances A. (Robert) Atkins of Grayson, a brother, William (Susie) Ailiff of Fort Gay; a special niece he raised, Sherry (Robert) Copley of Fort gay; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday Nov 6, 1996

BARKER, Louise (Bush)
1926-1996
Louise Barkerr, 70 of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Nov 20 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Barker was born Apr 8, 1926 in Glenwood, a daughter of Hazel Coburn Bush of Louisa and the late Loman F. Bush. She was a retired clerk with Dollar General. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 23 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gene Merrick. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery. Additional survivors include her husband, Earl Clifford Barker; a son, Danny Lewis Hall of Louisville; 3 sisters, Garnet Tabor of Cleveland, OH and Marie Moore and Lois Stevens, both of Louisa, 3 brothers, Farris Bush, Cecil Bush, and Gene Bush, all of Louisa; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

BOGGS, Jensen Melanie Ann
1996-1996
Jensen Melanie Ann Boggs, infant daughter of Shannon and Tracy Hughes Boggs of Blaine, died Saturday, Nov 9 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, shortly after death. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Nov 11 at Davis Cemetery, Blaine, by the Rev. Roger Ross. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Sheila Pinkerton Hughes of Blaine and John and Connie Hughes of Summitville, IN, paternal grandparents, Earl Jr. and Wanda Boggs of Blaine, great grandparents, James and Anna Pinkerton, Ishmael and Bonnie Boggs and Earl and Sophia Boggs all of Blaine. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

BRADLEY, Mary Zelda (Ekers)
1908-1996
Mary Zelda Ekers Bradley, 88, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Bradley was born Jul 8, 1908, in Cadmus, KY, a daughter of the late William and Eunice Adams Ekers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Celsus F. Bradley. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Nov 16 at Greenlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Caudle Adkins. Surviving are a son, Billy F. (Mary B. ) Bradley of Louisa, 2 daughters, Mrs. Gene (Minnie) Black and Virginia R. Davis, both of Huntington; 2 sisters, Ollie Kitchen of Louisa and Bessie Riffe of Ashland, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

CARTER, Eddie
1931-1996
Edward “Eddie” Elsworth Carter, 65, of Blaine, died Tuesday, Nov 19 at his home. Mr. Carter was born Sep 25, 1931, in Adams, a son of Billy Carter of Blaine and the late Opal Hackney Carter. He was a carpenter and a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 22 at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Rick Cordial and the Rev. Ronnie Childers. Burial was in Castle Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Louise Boggs Carter, 4 daughters, Anita Reffitt and Melinda Sandefur, both of Reidsville, GA, Regina Hall of Catlettsburg and Pam Adkins of Louisa; 3 sons,  Chris Carter and David Carter both of Blaine, and Zack Carter of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, Mick Carter and Jim Carter, both of Blaine, a sister, Doris Abrams of South Shore; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

COMPTON, Myrtie (Evans)
1908=1996
Myrtie Evans Compton, 88, of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 22 at J. J. Jordan  Geriatric Center. Mrs. Compton was born Jul 23, 1908 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Jim Evans and Fredonia Wellman May. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Compton in 1990. She was a retired store clerk and a member of First Christian Church, Louisa. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 25 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Clevenger. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a stepson, Clifford Compton of Waterford, CT; 2 half brothers, Fred May and Robert May, both of Louisa;  a nephew, Freddie May of Louisa; 4 nieces Mary Gardiner of Frederick, MD, Carol Branham, Marshalea Artrip and Bobby Lou Meek, all of Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

COOPER, Cleo  (Prince)
Cleo Prince Cooper, 68, of Delaware, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 3 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Cooper was the daughter of the late George S. Prince and Nannie Burchett Prince. She was an active member of Parsons Baptist Church in Columbus, OH. Officiating at the service was Rev. Terry Jesse. Burial was in Kingwood Memorial Park. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Cooper, a son, Ralph, Jr. (Gina) Cooper, granddaughter, Staci (Bryan) Hensley; one great granddaughter, Graci Hensley all of Pleasantville, OH; 3 sisters, Nellie Prince Taylor of East Liverpool, Dorothy Prince Spillman of Columbus, OH, and Faye Prince Hughes of Louisa, 2 brothers, John Prince of Lockborne, OH and Dan Prince of Selmer, TN, several nieces and nephews, and a very special friend, Virginia Bradley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1996

CURRY, Baker W.
1949-1996
Baker W. Curry 47, of Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Nov 21, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, following an extended illness. Mr. Curry was born Jul 12, 1949, in Wilsondale, WV, a son of Violet McNeely Browning of Wilsondale and the late Arthur Curry. He was a Vietnam veteran and was disabled. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 24, in Young Funeral Home Chapel by Curtis Rice. Burial was in Webb Cemetery, WV. Military rites were performed by Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Tony Lee Curry of Louisville, a sister, Sadie Browning of Lenore, WV, and a brother, Jimmy Curry of Lenore. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

DANIELS, Elizabeth (Pack)
1905-1996
Elizabeth Pack Daniels, 91, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 9, following an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born Jan 31, 1905, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Rhode and Ida O’Brien Pack. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Flem C. Daniels in 1987, and a son, Flem Daniels, Jr. She was a member of Mary United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Fraley Stuart III. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Aileen Compton of Louisa, 2 sisters, Dova Chandler of Ashland and Madeline Hays of Springfield, OH; 3 grandchildren, Tyson Compton of Louisa, Nedra Fennell of Ashland and Tawn Compton of Lexington; and 2 great grandchildren, Joshua Ned Roberts and James Jansen Fennell. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1996

DAVIS, Wallace J.
1921-1996
Wallace J. David, 74, of Lovely, KY, died Saturday, Nov 16, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born Dec 2 1921 in Pilgrim, KY, a son of the late M. T. and Martha Williams Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Greathel Pack Davis in 1994. He was a retired miner and disabled World War II Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov 19, at Kermit United Baptist Church by Don Hatfield. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Wolf Creek. Surviving are three sons, Milton Davis of Lovely, Eddie Davis of Madison, TN, and Franklin Davis of Old Hickory, TN, 4 daughters, Cara Lee Fields of Beauty, Amy Bowen of Lovely, Linda Jenkins of Madison, TN, and Angie Davis of Nashville, TN; 5 sisters, Lydia Preece and Mable Little, both of Oceana, WV, Dora Kirk and Brookie Davis, both of Lovely and Ethel Pelphrey of Columbus, OH, 2 brothers, Rufus Davis of Salyersville and George Davis of Beauty, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

DILLON, Haley Mae (Young)
1932-1996
Haley Mae Young Dillon, 64, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Nov 25, following an extended illness. Mrs. Dillon was born Oct 1, 1932 in Debord, KY, a daughter of the late Maywood and Liddie Charles Young. She was a member of Silver Creek United Baptist Church. The funeral will be conduced Wednesday Nov 27 today, at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roy Fluty. Burial will be in Fluty Lick Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, John Paul Dillon of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Connie Dillon Meade and Pamela M. Smith, both of Fort Gay; a brother, Curtis Young of Obetz, OH, 3 sisters, Arizona Stepp and Goldie Kimbler both of Mesa, AZ and Alma McCoy of Louisa; and a granddaughter, Brandi Meade of Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

DOLOMONT, Tina (Hall)
1903-1996
Tina Hall Dolomont, 93, of Kingston, TN, formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday, Nov 8, at Johnson Health Care Center. Mrs. Dolomont was born
Apr 10,1903 at Clifford, a daughter of the late Solomon Lynn and Rosa Bell Hall. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Nov 11 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Marty Cook of Kingston, TN and Mrs. J. W. Carroll of Hendersonville, TN; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1996

ELDER, Margaret (Gossett)
1910-1996
Margaret F. Elder, 86, of Watertown, OH, died Monday, Nov 18 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Elder was born Apr 22, 1910, at Watertown, OH, a daughter of the late Lewis and Annie Klinger Gossett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Elder in 1988 and a brother, Gerald Gossett. She was a telephone operator for many years in the area and a member of Watertown Methodist Church. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Nov 21 at McCurdy Funeral Home by Rev. Wesley Thatcher. Burial was in Watertown Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Robert (Arlene) Armstrong, of Myrtle Beach, SC, a daughter, Mary Anne (Richard) Veyon of Belpre, OH; 4 grandchildren, Mike (Tom) Armstrong, of Louisa, Patricia (John) White of Indianapolis, IN, Larry (Liz) Dennis of Austin, TX, and Dru (Ginger) Dennis of Sevierville, TN, 5 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, and a niece, Lee Beery of Bridgeport, OH. McCurdy Funeral Home, Beverly, OH was in charge of arrangements. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

HAMMOND, Minnie Emma (Turner)
1908-1996
Minnie Emma Turner Hammond, 88, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Nov 13 at her residence. Mrs. Hammond was born May 15, 1908, in Bina (Warrensville), NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hammond. She was a member of the Redeemer United Brothern in Christ Church of Columbus, OH. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jeffrey Adkins with the eulogy by Rev. Lee Hammond. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV. Surviving are 6 sons, Turner Hammond and Delbert Hammond, both of Columbus, OH, Ernest Hammond of Grove City, OH, Larry Hammond, of Utica, OH, Charles Hammond of Junction City, OH, and Rev. Lee Hammond of Parkersburg, WV, 4 daughters, Dorothy Ramona Hammond of Fort Gay, Geneva Marcum and Laura Chapman, both of Columbus, OH and Wilma Hammond of Princeton, NJ; 31 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, a brother, Quincy Turner of Warrensville, NC, a sister, Beatrice Sharpe of Warrensville, NC and a very special friend, Anita Hatfield. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

HAYES, Frances (Slone)
1941-1996
Frances Hayes, 55, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, Nov 13 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Hayes was born Jul 31, 1941, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Virginia Austin Slone of Ulysses and the late Grover Slone. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Hayes. She was a retired receptionist at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center and a member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 17, at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Dr. James A. Hayes and Rev. Hubert Slone. Burial was in Hayes family cemetery, Ulysses. Additional survivors include her husband, Rev. Willie G. Hayes; 3 sons, Willie (Tammy) Hayes, Jr. Jeffrey (Cheryl) Hayes and Timothy (Paula) Hayes all of Ulysses, 2 sisters, Roma Slone of Louisa and Kay Lyons of Lowmansville; 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Carrie, Autumn, Jeffrey and Timmy. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

HUDSON, Yoshiko
1934-1996
Yoshiko Hudson, 62, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Nov 12 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Hudson was born Jan 1, 1934, at Okinawa, Japan, a daughter of Shozen Ishihara of Okinawa, Japan and the late Tsuru Ishihara. She was a custodian for Sears. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Nov 14 at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Timothy York. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Additional survivors include her husband, Theodore Hudson, Jr., a son, Carl Hudson of Ashland; 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers, Masahiro, Masanobu, Shoki, Tsubo and Masatoshi Ishihara, all of Okinawa; and a sister, Sadako Higa of Okinawa.  Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

JACKSON, Maggie Lee (Thompson)
1939-1996
Maggie Lee Thompson Jackson, 57, of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 15 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Jackson was born Oct 21, 1939, in Fort gay, WV, a daughter, of the late Mont and Louise Cyrus Thompson. She was a member of Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church, the funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 18, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial was in Thompson  Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Louise Jackson of Louisa, 2 sons,  Darrell Lee Smith of Louisa and Albert Jackson, III, of Genoa, WV; 6 sisters, Polly Jean Fannin, and Racine Thompson both of Louisa, Linda Carol Sluss and Dorothy Dawn Meredith, both of Fort Gay, Joe Ann Elkins of Huntington and Beverly Ann Thompson Felt of Mount Airy, NC; 2 brothers, John Mont Thompson and Clifford Ronald Thompson both of Louisa and 3 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

JONES, William
1928-1996
William F. “Bill” Jones, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Looneyville, WV, died Tuesday, Nov 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Jones was born May 12, 1928 in Roane County, WV, a  son of the late Walter Jewell “Tommy” and Ruth Taylor Jones. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Josephine Jones, a daughter, Martha Angeline Jones and a brother, Walter Chadwick Jones. He worked for United Fuel Gas Company at the Julian Compressor Station in Boone County, WV; and Gravely Tractors in Dunbar, WV. He was a Baptist by faith. The funeral was conducted Friday, Nov 15 at the Taylor Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, by Pastor William K. “Bill” Jones. Burial was a Droddy-Canterbury Cemetery, Walton, WV. Surviving are 2 daughters, Diana Cooper of St. Albans, WV, and Teresa Porter of Fort Gay, 4 sons, Pastor William K. “Bill” Jones of Jeremiah, KY, Walter Frederick “Fred” Jones, of Kenova, WV, Rev. Timothy A. Jones of Chattanooga, TN and Mark A. Jones  of Catlettsburg, 2 sisters, Ernie Cunningham of Merritt Island, FL and Hedy Weaver of Virginia Beach, VA, and 15 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

 KIRK, Robert D.
1930-1996
Robert D. Kirk, 66, of Matewan, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Nov 3. Mr. Kirk was born Aug 18, 1930, in Minford, OH, a son of the late Charlie and Jessie Pickrell Kirk. He was a retail store manager of Gemco Department Store, in California and a member of Catlettsburg Freewill Baptist Church and Moose Lodge of Ashland. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 6, today, at 11 a.m.  at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Gene Merrick. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Kirk of Vanceburg, KY, 3 sons, Bret Kirk and Bart Kirk, both of California, and Terry Kirk of Texas, a daughter, Loretta Kirk of Texas, a brother, William Kirk of Richmond, VA; 3 sisters, Virginia Pennington and Archie Dotson, both of Louisa and Kathlene Wolford of Freeburn and several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1996

MCKENZIE, Joseph Wayne
1944-1996
Joseph Wayne McKenzie, 52, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 12 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born Jun 26, 1944, at Greensboro, NC, a son of Joe and Ruth West McKenzie of Louisa.  He was an employee of J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center and a member of Faith Baptist Church. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 14 at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church by Rev. Kenneth Wright and Rev. James Lemaster.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include his wife, Janie Sue Harris McKenzie, 2 sons, James Michael McKenzie and Robert Wayne McKenzie, both of Sebring, FL, 2 step daughters, Diane Williamson of Huntington, WV and Janie Thompson of Indianapolis, IN, a sister Brenda Moore of Louisa, 2 brothers, Jerry McKenzie of Savannah, GA and Johnny Mack McKenzie of Webbville; 2 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1996

PACK, Charley, Jr.
1930-1996
Charley Pack, Jr., 66 of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 15 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born Aug 3, 1930, in Belo, WV, a son of the late Charley and Elector Gillispie Pack. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alice Marie Workman. He was a retired strip miner and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 18, at New Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. John Goble and Rev. Sterling Marcum. Burial was in Pack family cemetery, route 5, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Yvonne Pack, a son, Matthew Phillip (Ami) Pack of Louisa, 5 daughters, Jo Ann Bowen, Connie (Joe) Hamilton, Loretta (Keith) Workman, Rose Mills, all of Louisa and Tammy (Willie) Hayes, of Ulysses, a sister, Ellen Tatman of Louisa, 3 brothers, Dewey Pack of London, KY, Elmer Pack of Louisa and Glen Pack of Inez and 14 grandchildren, Charley, Sally Lea Anna, Jason, Josh, Anthony, Amanda, Roxanna, C. E., Carrie, Hayley, Joe David, Matthew, and Morgan. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

PIERSON, Charlene (Thompson)
1930-1996
Charlene Thompson Pierson, 66, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 30 at Grant Medical Center. Mrs. Pierson was born Oct 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Cecil Eugene and Edith Bowe Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Pierson. She was an employee of Shonac Corporation and attended Sonshine Mission. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 2 at Graumlich & Son Funeral home by the Rev. Roy Murray. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Beverly (Gene) Hadley and Pam (Randy) Stottlemire, 3 grandsons, Jeremy Hadley, David and Joshua Stottlemire; a brother, Cecil (Peg) Thompson; 4 sisters, Burtis Thompson and Joyce (Emmitt) Ratliff, of Louisa, Doris (Homer) Clarkson, and June (Jim) Hope of Columbus; sister in law, Wilda McClatcchey; and many nieces and nephews. Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, Columbus, OH, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1996

PRESLEY, Norma (Hughes)
1933-1996
Norma Hughes Presley, 63, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Nov 4 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Presley was born Sep 7,1933 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Henry and Neva Hammonds Hughes. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Nov 7 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Presley Family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Harmie Presley; 5 daughters: Norma Johnson and Debbie Endicott both of Fort Gay, Darleen Presley of Arizona, Shirlene Prince of Fallsburg KY, Willie Schilling St. Albans, WV; 4 sons: Harmie Dale Presley, Louisa, Danny Presley, Fort Gay, John Henry Presley, St. Albans, WV, Elvis Presley, Louisa; 3 sisters: Irene Rule and Becky O'Brian both of Ohio and Shelba Jean Meade, Marion, OH; 5 brothers: Jeff Hughes, Louisa, Hobert Hughes, Ohio, John Hughes, Tom Hughes and Anderson Hughes all of Florida;15 grandchildren, 1 great grandson. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1996

PRESTON, Mae B. (Preston)
1906-1996
Mae B. Preston, 90, died Nov 12, 1996. Mrs. Preston was born May 24, 1906 in Chestnut, KY, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth VanHoose Preston. She was married April 23, 1927 in Paintsville to James K. Preston, who preceded her in death on Feb 16, 1987, a son, Floyd Cecil Preston, 3 brothers, Cyrus, Herbert and Everett Preston and a sister, Maltia Johnson. She was a member of Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church.  The funeral was conducted Saturday, Nov 16 at Mechanicsburg Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Jesse Walters. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Survivors include: two sons, Charles Preston of Urbana, IL, James P. Preston of Mechanicsburg, three daughters, Laura VanHoose of Urbana, Betty Spencer of Urbana, Bonnie Meade of Columbus; thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, sister, Sophia Wheeler of Ashland.  Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996

PRINCE, Lizzie (Dalton Dykes Music)
1910-1996
Lizzie Dykes Prince, 85, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 14 in Three Rivers Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Prince was born Nov 23, 1910, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Tom and Effie Dalton. She was also preceded in death by 3 husband, Harry Dykes, Sam Music and Jim Prince. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Sam “Junior” Music of Piqua, OH, 4 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1996
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RAMEY, Peggy Ann (Young)
1963-1996
Peggy Ann Ramey, 32, of Blaine, died Wednesday, Oct 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Ramey was born Nov 3, 1963, in Louisa, a daughter of Wade Young of Catlettsburg and Jean Smith Osborne of Blaine. She was a member of Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Nov 3 at Blaine Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Roberts. Burial was in Ramey family cemetery. Surviving are her husband, James “Jim” Ramey Jr. of Blaine; 2 daughters, Tammy Osborne and Jazzmine Ramey both of Blaine, 2 sons, Chris Osborne and Wade Ramey both of Blaine; 4 half sisters,  Brenda Smith of Louisa, Patsy Arrington and Susie Moore, both of Blaine, and Teresa Young of Naples, FL; 4 half brothers, Wade Young, Jr. of Columbus, Paul Young of Naples, FL, Darrell Lowe and Harold Osborne, both of Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1996

SPARKS, Grettie
1924-1996
Grettie Sparks, 72, of Martha, died Saturday Nov 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Sparks was born May 6, 1924, at Mazie, a daughter of the late John Martin and Plura Barker Sparks. She was also preceded in death by 3 infant brothers and one infant sister. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha and had recently received her pin as a fifty year member. The funeral was conducted Monday, Nov 11 at Elizabeth Baptist Church by ministers, Emmett Barker, Buck West and William Richard Barker. Burial was in Hay Cemetery, Martha. Surviving are 4 sisters, Carrie Sparks, Arlene Gartin, Gladys Skaggs, and Ada Sparks, all of Martha. Eldridge Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1996

WORKMAN, Charles L.
1918-1996
Charles L. Workman, 78, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 26 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Workman was born Jan 14, 1918 at Fallsburg, a son of the late Harmon and Kate Shortridge Workman. He was a building construction worker and a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle Freewill Baptist Church and Ashland Local Union Lodge 1445. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Nov 29 at 11 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Caudill. Burial will be in Chaffin Cemetery, Fallsburg. Surviving are 6 sons, Charles L. Workman of Fort Gay, Jimmy Lee Workman of Elizabethtown, Billy Joe Workman of Grove City, OH, Larry Douglas Workman of Saginaw, TX, Barry Kevin Workman and Ronnie Steven Workman, both of Louisa, 6 daughters, Dinah Carol Sturgill of Salinas, CA, Sherry Faye Cottle of South Gate, MI, Patricia Gail Wilson of Van Lear, Donna Triplett and Karen Lou Brook, both of Louisa, and Connie Staib of Virginia; 24 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Nov 27, 1996

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DECEMBER

BRADLEY, Olivia Grace
1996-1996
Olivia Grace Bradley, infant daughter of William Franklin and Vickie Pauley Bradley, of Louisa, died shortly after birth, Friday, Nov 29, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Dec 1 at Lynch Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV by Rev. Richard Maynard. Additional survivors include a brother, Blake Bradley at home; maternal grandparents, Frank and Peggy Pauley of Fort Gay and paternal grandparents, Bill and Mary Bradley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 4, 1996

BRANHAM, Jack Martin
1924-1996
Jack Martin Branham, 72, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Dec 18, at his home. Mr. Branham was born Dec 6, 1924, at Baker Gap, a son of the late Frank and Jesse Sammons Branham. He was a retired conductor for N & W Railroad and a World War II Navy veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Mack Cyrus. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, Glen Hayes, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mabel A. Branham, a daughter, Karen S. Groves of Worthington, OH, 3 sisters, Virginia (Darrell) Maynard of West Virginia, Frances Butterworth of Ohio, and Peggy (Dennis) Wilson of Florida; 2 brothers, Thomas (Sandy) Branham and Douglas (Donna) Branham, both of West Virginia; and 2 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

COMPTON, Henry
1918-1996
Henry Compton 78, of Cooksey Fork, died Wednesday, Dec 4 at his home. Mr. Compton was born Feb 15, 1918, in Gladys, KY, a son of the late James and Nola Roberts Compton. He was also preceded  in death by his wife, Lucille Carroll Compton, and a daughter, Sheryl Lynn Compton. He was a retired construction worker, a US Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Laborers Union #1445. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 7 at Wilson Funeral Home by Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A military graveside service was conducted by W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Lester of Louisa; 2 stepsons, Carl Meyers of London, OH and Robert Meyers of Columbus, OH; 7 sisters, Eula Hughes of Fallsburg, Bessie Hanna and Arnleah Ashley, both of Columbus, Opal Webb of Cannonsburg, Loray Frasher of Elyria, OH, Olive Wilson of Mt. Sterling, OH and Toby Roberts of Louisa; 4 brothers, Edgar Compton, of Maryville, OH, James Compton of Circleville, OH, Lucian Compton of Columbus, and Tommy Compton of Grafton, OH and 6 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996

COMPTON, Millie Ann (Peters)
1916-1996
Millie Ann Compton, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 22 at her home. Mrs. Compton was born May 12, 1916, in Clifford, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Derifield Peters. She was also preceded  in death by a brother, Millard Peters. She was a retired Lawrence County school teacher and a member of Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Charles Adkins. Burial was in Derifield Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Jack G. Compton, 2 sons, Ronnie F. Compton and Larry P. Compton, both of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

DYE, Fred
1914-1996
Fred Dye, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 18 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Dye was born Aug 3, 1914, in Van Lear, a son of the late Clell and Rachel Manns Dye. He was a retired electrician and a U. S. Army veteran. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 22 at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Jim Simpson. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery, Lowmansville. Surviving are his wife, Carsie Hughes Dye; 2 daughters, Virginia Blair of Louisa, and Frankie Wisniewski of Lorain, OH, 3 sons, Clarence Dye, Carl Dye and Paul Dye, all of Lorain, OH, 4 sisters, Maxie Patton of Hueysville, Arlene Dale of Paintsville, Ruby Rush of Ashland, and Elneda (Edie) Kirk of Lowmansville, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

EDWARDS, Larry Joseph
1949-1996
Larry Joseph Edwards, 47, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 18, at his home. Mr. Edwards was born Jan 12, 1949, in Louisa, a son of Ruth Savage Edwards of Louisa and the late Romey Edwards. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Hackney. He was a mental health technician at Three Rivers Medical Center. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Dec 21 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Rick Frazier. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Additional survivors include a brother, Robert Edwards of Louisa; a niece Erica Hackney and a special friend, Ruby Cantrell. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

HOLLAS, Fannie (Hammon)
Fannie Hollas, 78, of Lexington formerly of Somerset, died Saturday, Dec 7 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Hollas was a native of Lawrence County, and a daughter of the late Frank and Emma Spurlock Hammon. She was a member of Living Word Fellowship Church, Lexington and former owner and manager of Fannie’s Apparel, a ladies dress shop in Somerset. A graveside service was conducted Monday Dec 9, at Branham Cemetery, Lawrence County, with her son officiating. Surviving are a son, Pastor Bob Hollas and his wife, Janice Gregory Hollas of Lexington, 2 granddaughters, Lizabeth Ann Newton and Barbara Jo Clark; 6 great grandchildren and 2 sisters. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996

HOLT, Clyde Sr.
1919-1996
Clyde Holt, Sr., 77 of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Dec 7, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Holt was born Mar 25, 1919, in Cherrytree Bottom, WV, a son of the late Michael and Minerva Baldwin Holt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elwanda Andrews Holt I 1991 and a daughter, Lana. He was a self-employed trucker and Navy veteran of World War II. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 10 at Salt Petre Community Church by Rev. Richard Maynard. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Fort Gay. Surviving are 2 daughters, Elizabeth Joy Jackson of Carroll, OH and Cinda Gale Locke of Lancaster, OH; 2 sons, Clyde Holt, Jr. of Louisa and Randy Allen Holt of Fort Gay; 10 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, one great grandchild, 2 sisters, Hazel Puckett of Springfield, OH and Mary Nelson of Middletown, MI and one brother, Charles Joe Holt of Carroll. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996

JORDAN, Russell
1928-1996
Russell Whaldon Jordan, 68, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 20 in Charleston General Hospital, following a sudden illness. Mr. Jordan was born Jul 29, 1928, at Glenwood, a son of the late Conrad and Hattie Wright Jordan. He was an engineer with the riverboat division of Ashland Inc. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 23 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Dewey “Buck” Hogston. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Anna Lou Jordan, a daughter, Pattie Hubermann of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2 sons, Michael Gary Jordan of Liberty, MO and Ronald Glen Jordan of Russellville; a step daughter, Tammy Kaye Witzke of Cannonsburg; 4 step sons, James Eugene Johnson and Jack Johnson, both of Ashland, Teddy Triplett of  Raceland and Rick McWayne of Ellis, WV; a brother, Conrad Ray Jordan of Joseph, OR. 8 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

MCKENZIE, Merman
1930-1996
Merman McKenzie, 66, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 10, at his home, following an extended illness. Mr. McKenzie was Apr 8, 1930, in Torchlight, a son of the late Fritz Huley and Eula Osborne McKenzie. He was a retired cook for  C & O Railroad and a member of First Baptist Church and Apperson Lodge F & AM 195. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec 12 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church by Rev. Ric Frazier. Burial will be in the A. J. Frazier Cemetery, Lick Creek, WV. Surviving are his wife, F. Gail Frazier McKenzie; 3 sons, David Allen McKenzie, Richard Lee McKenzie and Merman Ray McKenzie, all of Louisa, a daughter, Lisa Beth Booth, River, KY; 4 sisters: Carrie Mae Robinette, Fairborn, OH, Carolyn Cyrus, Flatwoods, KY, Noretta Roberts and Jo Anne McKenzie both of Louisa; 3 brothers: Harold Eugene McKenzie, Fairborn, OH, Hirman Emmett McKenzie, Flatwoods, KY, Marvin Douglas McKenzie, Raleigh, NC; 10 grandchildren, a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996

MOUNTS, Oliver
1896-1996
Oliver Mounts, 100 of Fort Gay, died Friday, Dec 13 following an extended illness. Mr. Mounts was born Sep 18, 1896, at Pond Creek, KY, a so of the late McClellan and Mary Mounts. His wife, Effie Marie Mounts, also preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner and member of Bear Creek Apostolic Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 16 at Young Funeral Home by the Rev. William Spriggs and the Rev. Larry Boyd. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Zelda. Surviving are 5 daughters, Delores Frazier, Deanna Robertson, Pearl Robertson, and Joyce Keene, all of Fort Gay and Sue Triplett of Louisa; a step daughter, Delenna Anderson of Louisa; 3 sons, Leroy Mounts and Gary Mounts both of Fort Gay and Keith Mounts of Hawaii; 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 18,1996

ROBERTSON, Opal Larado (Robinson)
1923-1996
Opal Larado Robertson, 73, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Nov 28, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Robertson was born Feb 10, 1923 in Nolan, a daughter of the late Boyd and Ida Mae Dowden Robinson. Her husband, John Robertson also preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of Smith Chapel. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 1 at Smith Chapel by the Rev. Charlie Thompson, the Rev. Kenneth Bailey and the Rev. Chuck Thompson. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Paddle Creek. Surviving are 6 daughters, June Copley and Brenda Sartin, both of Fort Gay, Bonnie Vance of Van Lear, Phyllis Spurlock and Donna George, both of Louisa and Debbie Robertson of Winchester; 6 sons, Ronald Robertson, Freddie Robertson, Larry D. Robertson, Virgil Robertson and Noah Robertson, all of Fort Gay and Johnny Robertson of Louisa; 4 brothers, Enos Robinson and Earl Robinson both of Westerville, OH, Marlin Robinson of North Carolina and Carl Robinson of Fort Gay, 33 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Dec 4, 1996

ROOP, James Ray
1957-1996
James Ray Roop, 39, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 3 at his home. Mr. Roop was born Jul 22, 1957, in Louisa, a son of Betty Sparks Roop and the late Ollie Roop. He was a machine operator for N & W Railroad, a member of Smith Chapel Church and a U. S. Navy veteran. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 4, today, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Thompson and Rev. Noah Robertson. Burail will be in Lakin Cemetery, Fort Gay. Additional survivors, include his wife, Judy Ward Roop; 2 daughters, Jewell Tingler of Catlettsburg and Kathy Ann Napier of Fort Gay; 2 sons, Paul David Presley and Kenneth Ray Presley, both of Fort Gay; 5 brothers, Ollie David Roop of Summit, Michael Roop of Ashland, Eddie Sparks and Larry Hazlett, both of Huntington, WV, and Rickie Roop of Catlettsburg. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 4, 1996

ROWE, Ray
1943-1996
Ray Rowe, 53, of Genoa, WV, died Thursday, Dec 5, following an extended illness. Mr. Rowe was born Sep 2, 1943 in Wayne, WV, a son of the late William and Evelyn Copley Rowe. He was a member of Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Genoa. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 8, at Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Wilmer Napier and the Rev. To Kitts. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery in Genoa. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Jackson Rowe, 4 sons, Greg Rowe of High Point, NC, Brian Rowe and Whitie Rowe, both of Genoa and Marvin Ray Rowe of Louisa; 4 sisters, Jewell Watts of Kenova, Olive Robertson of Paddle Creek and Florida Robertson and Hazel Harvey, both of Genoa; 2 brothers John Rowe and Burgess Rowe, both of Genoa and 2 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1996

SALYERS, Joseph Merle
1949-1996
Joseph Merle Salyers, 47, of Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 21, at his home. Mr. Salyers was born Jun 26, 1949, in Louisa, a son of Madge Carter Salyers and the late Otchel Salyers. He was a disabled welder for Ohio Power. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Dec 24 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Bobby Workman and Dr. James A. Hayes. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Additional survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Dawn Prince of Louisa, a son, Christopher Joseph Salyers of Louisa and one grandson, Alexander Blake Prince. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

SKAGGS, Hobert
1922-1996
Hobert Skaggs, 74 of Blaine, died Friday, Dec 13, following an extended illness. Mr. Skaggs was born Jul 25, 1922, at Red Bush, KY, a son of the late John M. and Pearlie Ferguson Skaggs. He was a retired welder. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Dec 15 at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Roger Jordan, Rev. Bondie Salyer and Rev. Clavis Adkins. Burial was in Skaggs family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy May Thompson Skaggs of Blaine; 3 sons, Ricky Skaggs of Hendersonville, TN,  Garold J. Skaggs of Greenup and Gary Skaggs of West Liberty, a daughter, Linda Skaggs of San Jose, CA; a brother, Homan Skaggs of Grove City, OH; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Dec 18, 1996

VANHORN, Lute, Jr.
1940-1996
Lute VanHorn, Jr., 56, of Bryant Health Center, died Tuesday, Dec 10 in River Valley Health System in Ironton. Mr. VanHorn was born Jun 28, 1940 in Fallsburg, a son of the late Lute and Anna Humphrey VanHorn. He was retired from the Marines and served in Vietnam War. He was a Kentucky colonel. The funeral was conducted Friday, Dec 13 at Young Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Savage. Burial was in Webb Cemetery in Fallsburg. A military service was conducted by V. F. W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 of Louisa. Surviving are a sister, Iris Hale of Ashland; and 2 brothers, Harold E. VanHorn of Louisa and Hubert P. VanHorn of Midlothlan, VA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1996

WALKER, Ella (Peters)
1908-1996
Ella Peters Walker, 88 of Catlettsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Nov 29, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Walker was born Oct 14, 1908, in Clifford, a daughter of the late Millard and Jessie Ratcliff Peters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Walker, 2 sons, Benny  and Millard; a sister, Jane Sparks, 2 brothers, Bill and Jarrett Peters. She was a member of Mt. Olive United Baptist Church. The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec 2, at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Mack Sparks. Burial was in McReynolds Cemetery, Clifford. Surviving are 2 daughters, June (Nolan) Riggs of Kenova and Jewell (Thomas) Roselle of St. Charles, MO, 2 sons, Norman (Norma) Walker of North Augusta, SC and Jarrett (Carol) Walker of Hamilton, OH, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Wednesday, Dec 4, 1996

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