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ADKINS, Ethel M. (Maynard)
1930-1999
Ethel Maynard Adkins, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Jan 8 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Adkins was born Jun 18, 1930 in Lobaia, KY, a daughter of the late Ervie and Orie Jude Maynard. She was also preceded in death by  her husband, Joseph T. Adkins in 1993. She was a housewife. Survivors include 3 daughters, Janet Varney of Stone, KY, Linda Johnson of Fort Gay, and Pamela Rose of Logan, WV; 5 sons, Ervin Adkins of Bald Fork, KY, Joseph Adkins, Jr., Rudy Adkins, Jimmy Adkins and Vent B. Adkins all of Fort Gay; one sister, Lucille Ginfer of Paintsville, KY; 2 brothers, Silas Maynard of Georgia and Luther Maynard of Burnwell, KY; 35 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Joe Crum Monday, Jan 11 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Adkins family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

BALL, Jarrel
1917-1999
Jarrel Ball, 81, of Maryville, TN, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 5 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ball was born Nov 20, 1917 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Sylvester and Sue Carter Ball. He was a retired Roll and Finisher at the Meade Paper Corp., a WWII Air Force veteran and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Magadlene Ferguson Ball of Mayrville; one daughter, Geraldine (David) Bradford of Maryville; one sister, Ruby Sue Bostic of Frankfort, OH; 3 brothers, Lucian Ball of Somerset, Sylvester Ball, Jr., of San Diego, CA, and Herbert Ball of Lebanon, OH; and 2 grandsons, Steven Bradford of Houston, TX and Gregory Bradford of Robins Air Force Base, GA. Private funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, Jan 8 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

BALL, Mont William
1924-1999
Mont William Ball, 74, of Xenia, OH, died Wednesday, Jan 6 at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Ball was born Jun 6, 1924 in Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Blaine and Martha Short Ball. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Maxine Taylor and June Woods; and 5 brothers, Jim, Edward, “Pete”, “Perk” and Dan Ball. He was a retired technician and model maker in the engineering department for Wright State University, worked for Bowser-Morner Testing Laboratories, worked for Monsanto Chemical Company and was a Naval Air Force veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Marietta Crase Ball of Xenia, one son, Christopher Ewen (Linda) Ball of Lake Orion, MI: 2 grandsons, Christopher William Ball of Dayton, OH and Jesse Ray Ball of Lake Orion; 2 sisters, Thelma Roberts and Jacquelyn Ball both of Louisa and one brother, Blaine Ball also of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan 9 at Neeld Funeral Home, Xenia. Neeld Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

BALL, Truman
1920-1999
Truman L. Ball, 78, of Glen Hayes, WV, died Friday,  Jan 1 in Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, after an extended illness. Mr. Ball was born Jan 3, 1920, in Pocatello, ID, a son of the late William and Victoria Blackburn Ball. He was a retired coal miner for Allied Chemical Semet Solvay Division and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nannie M. Johnson Ball of Glen Hayes, one son, David Ball of Heggins, PA, 3 daughters, Billie Spangler of Glen Hayes, Deloris Stephens of Norfolk, VA, and Nancy Moore of Virginia Beach, VA; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Everett Meddings Monday, Jan 4 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 6, 1999

BLANKENSHIP, Myrtle (Berry)
1912-1998
Myrtle Blankenship, 86, of Catlettsburg, KY, died Tuesday, Dec 29 after an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born Oct 16, 1912 in Irad, KY, a daughter of the late James and Laura Adams Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Blankenship, in 1993, one daughter, Irene Sparks, and one son, Ronnie Blankenship. She was a housewife, and a member of Burnaugh Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 daughters, Joy Calhoun of Ashland, Maxine Salyers of Louisa, Shelby McGlove of Kenova, WV, and Mrs. Ray “Jackie” Calhoun of Catlettsburg; 2 sons, Bill Blankenship of Catlettsburg and Jim Blankenship of Chesapeake, OH; one sister, Margie Caudill of Louisa; 2 brothers, Jack Berry and Russell Berry both of Louisa, 25 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright Friday, Jan 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Berry Cemetery, Sand Branch, KY. Young Funeral Home was in charge or arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

BURKE, Ruby Jean
1936-1999
Ruby Jean Burke, 62, of Whitehall, OH, died Monday, Jan 11 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Burke and one brother, Forest Burke. Survivors include one brother, Rufus Sunny Burke of California, 4 nephews, James Burke of Oklahoma, Forest Ray of Ohio, Rufus Gene of Hurricane, WV, and Dustin Burke of Louisa; 2 nieces, Valerie Still of Oklahoma and Chris Murphy of Charlotte, NC and sister in law, Kay Burke of Louisa. Burial was in Burke Cemetery, Prichard, WV. Eves Funeral Home, assisted by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

CARICO, Ardith (Pratt)
1912-1999
Ardith P. Carico, 86, of Radnor, WV, died Saturday Jan 16 at her residence. Mrs. Carico was born Feb 26, 1912 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late James H. and Gussie F. Pratt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John E. Carico, 2 brothers, Glenn W. Pratt and Alex H. Pratt, and one nephew, James S. Ratcliff. She was retired from the state of West Virginia. Survivors include one sister, Elsie Ratcliff of Radnor, one brother, Walter R. Pratt of Fort Gay, WV; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Sperry of Louisa, one great nephew, Robbie Ratcliff of Radnor and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Simms Monday, Jan 18 in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Damron Cemetery, Radnor. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1999

CRACE, Pearl Irene (Spurlock)
1925-1998
Pearl Irene Crace, 73, of Louisa died Tuesday, Dec 29 at the Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ashland, after an extended illness.  Mrs. Crace was born Aug 17, 1925 in Lawrence Co., KY, a daughter of the late Fred and Madge Miller Spurlock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Crace.  She was a retired sales clerk, a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa, a member of Louisa Chapter 292 Order of Eastern Star, and Past Noble Grand of the Betsy Ross Rebecca Lodge #95 of Louisa. Survivors include one son, Fred L. Crace and his wife, Connie, of Ashland, one daughter Dianne C. Preece and her husband, Bud, of Louisa; two brothers Fred Spurlock of Columbus, OH and Eugene Spurlock of Texas City, TX; twos sisters, Dora Caldwell of Romeo, MI and Louise Sprulock of Paintsville, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, Jan 1 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Betsy Ross Rebecca Lodge had services Thursday, Dec. 31. Heston
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

DANIEL, Christine Adair (Haney)
1905-1998
Christine Adair Daniel, 93, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 31 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Daniel was born Nov 11, 1905, in West Liberty, KY, a daughter of the late Joseph Oliver and Elizabeth Gose Haney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Daniel in 1977. She was a former school teacher and co-owner of Daniel’s Home Supply and a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn D. Preston of Catlettsburg, KY; one sister, Catherine Walton of West Liberty, 2 nieces, Betty Boggs of Lexington, KY and Phyllis Shuster of Richmond, KY, and one nephew, Sydney Haney of Lexington. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Saturday, Jan 2. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

DAY, Elmer
1928-1999
Elmer Day, 70, of Somerset, KY, died Wednesday Jan 20 at his residence. Mr. Day was born May 7, 1928 in Seco, KY, a son of Goldie Treadway and the late Willie Day. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven Day. He was a self-employed tile setter and a WW II U. S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife Rebecca Day of Somerset, 2 daughters, Sharon Nye of Louisa and Darlene Fullen of Kennewick, WA, one son, Larry Day of Kissimmee, FL, 4 sisters, Levona Romig of Italy, Bernice McCash, Linda Barnett and Kathy Hunter all of Garrett, IN, 4 brothers, Charles Day, Denny Day, Kelly Day and Timmy Day, all of Garrett, 5 grandchildren, Cindy, Jesse, John, Rebecca and Casey; and 2 great grandchildren, Dakota Blake and Cody James. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Leroy Newsome at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan 23 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

GRAVES, William Mack
1916-1998
William “Bill” Mack Graves, 82, of Ulysses, KY, died Tuesday Dec 29, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Graves was born Nov 22, 1916, in Georges Creek, KY, a son of the late Walter H. and Louisa L. Miller Graves. He was a retired C & O Railroad worker and a member of Richardson Lodge F & AM #699. Survivors include 2 brothers, Lindsey Arch Graves of Ulysses and Walter J. Graves of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willie G. Hayes and Rev. Jimmy Bevins Friday, Jan 1 at Belle’s Chapel Church. Burial was in Graves Cemetery, Ulysses. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

GRAY, Bill
1954-1999
Bill Gray, 44, of Louisa died Tuesday, Jan 12 at his residence. Mr. Gray was born May 23, 1954 in Columbus, OH, a son of Laura Bradley Gray of Louisa. He was a coal plant operator and attended the Freewill Baptist faith. Additional survivors include his wife,, Barbara Gray of Louisa; one daughter, Stephanie Meade of Martin County, KY; 3 sons, Paul Adams of North Carolina, John Moore and Charles Gray both at home; 2 brothers, Tim Gray and Glen Gray, both of Louisa and maternal grandmother, Opal Bradley of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Larry Sparks, Friday, Jan 15 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 20, 1999

HAMILTON, George Willis
1935-1999
George Willis Hamilton, 64, of Plain City, OH, died Friday, Jan 15 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mr. Hamilton was the son of the late Willie and Dorsie Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Sherman Hamilton. He was employed by Parrott Employment of Richwood, was affiliated with John Deere for 43 years, was a fireman and EMT for Pleasant Valley and Richwood Fire Department for 24 years and was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Brown Hamilton, 2 daughters, Deane Johnson of Columbus, OH, and Debbie Mullett of Plain City, one brother, Willard Hamilton, one sister, Martha Adkins of Columbus, one aunt, Flossie Chaffin of Louisa, grandchildren, Angel, Sarah, Emily and Nicholas Johnson and Dustin Mullett. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Jan 18 at Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

JARRELL, Edna (Evans)
1919-1998
Edna Evans Jarrell, 79, of Louisa died Thursday, Dec 31 at her residence. Mrs. Jarrell was born Jan 12, 1919 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Josh and Vicie Evans. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Jarrell. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 2 daughters, Lou Matthews of Bunki, LA an Stella Bunch of Los Vegas, NV; one son, Ermil (Lillie) Hinkle of Louisa, one sister, Sadie Dalton of Pickway, OH; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. John Goble, Saturday, Jan 2 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, Martin County. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

KELLY, Grady O.
1908-1998
Grady O. Kelly, 90, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Dec 30, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Kelly was born Sep 9,1908 in Lost Creek, WV, a son of the late George Washington and Inez Wallace Kelly. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lillie Rose Kelly and Ollie Wallace. He retired from the Postal Service at age 81 as the nation’s oldest rural postal carrier, was a retired bus driver with Wayne County Schools, and owner of Kelly’s Electronics, a pioneer in the field of home consumer electronics in the Appalachian Mountains, was a member of Salt Petre Community Baptist Church and a member of CCC Camp. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred Campbell Kelly of Fort Gay, 3 daughters, Carole (Rev. Richard) Maynard of Fort Gay, Jean (Don) Nash of Mansfield, OH, and Rita (Keith) Spears of Huntington, WV, 5 sons, Dale (Christine) Kelly, Roger (Lottie) Kelly, and Joe (Robin) Kelly, all of Fort Gay, Grady Colin (Frieda) Kelly, and Rodney (Tammy) Kelly, both of Williamson, WV; 4 brothers, Herman Kelly of Fort Gay, Willie E. (Ruby) Kelly of Cannonsburg, WV, George (Ruth) Kelly of Huntington, and James (Doris) Kelly of Summerfield, FL; 26 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 loyal friends, Floyd Damron, Eugene Morgan, Jim Dalton and Johnny Napier. Funeral services were conducted by his son in law, Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Luther Dingess, Friday, Jan 1 at Salt Petre Community Baptist Church. Burial was in  Campbell Cemetery, Grady Lane, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

MADDY, William E.
1899-1999
William E. (Bill) Maddy, 99, of Fallsburg, KY, died Sunday Jan 3 at his residence. Mr. Maddy was born Dec 9, 1899 in Lawrence county, KY, a son of the late Edd and Mary Ekers Maddy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Cooksey Maddy in 1979, one daughter, Phyllis Chapman and one grandson, Eddie Chapman. He was a retired mechanic of Maddy Garage, Fallsburg and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Billie Ann Pigmon of Fallsburg; 5 grandchildren, Cheryl Henderson of Hancock, MD, Theresa Woods of Louisa, Philip Pigmon and Georgina Hewlett both of Lexington, KY, and James Lyn Pigmon of Burks, VA; 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jack Savage Wednesday, today, Jan 6 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery, Fallsburg. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

MEREDITH, Erie (McKenzie)
1914-1999
Erie Meredith, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Jan 23 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mrs. Meredith was born Aug 7, 1914 at Big Hurricane Creek, Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Joe and Sarah McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Meredith, and one son, Bascom Ray Meredith. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 2 sons, Wilburn (Rose) Meredith of Fort Gay and William David (Kathleen) Meredith of Pensacola, FL; one special grandson, Wilburn G. (Button) Meredith, Jr., one great grandson, Justin Tyler Meredith, 10 other grandchildren, and 17 other great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard, Tuesday, Jan 26. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Burial was in Meredith Cemetery, Big Hurricane. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

MERRITT, Fannie J. (Cooksey)
1909-1999
Fannie J. Merritt, 89, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan 10 at her residence after a short illness. Mrs. Merritt was born Jan 31, 1909, in Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the lae John Jay and Katherine Cooksey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, G. Wesley Merritt I n1971, and a daughter Sue Heston. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, the Louisa Woman’s Club and Lawrence County Homemakers. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Hager of Louisa; 2 sons, Jack D. Merritt of Abingdon, VA and Jerry L. Merritt of Santee, CA; 2 sisters, Eva Collins of Prestonsburg, KY, and Norma Jean Vaughn of Lexington, KY, one brother, Don Jordan of Cincinnati, OH, 11 grandchildren, Jim Bob and Katie Hager, Jimmy, Wesley and Jerry Heston, Susan Ferro, David Merritt, Lynn McCall, Lisa Silcox, Kevin Merritt and Teresa Linkous; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Evell Sammons Thursday, Jan 14 at 1 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

NELSON, Elsie (Lewis)
1911-1999
Elsie Lewis Nelson, 87, of Louisa died Friday, Jan 1 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Nelson was born Jan 3, 1911 in Yates Crossing, WV, a daughter of the late William Fayette and Birtie Thompson Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Okey Lee Nelson in 1962 and a daughter, Donzella Mae Nelson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 3 sons, Bernard L. Nelson and Leslie C. Nelson, both of Louisa, and Richard L. Nelson of Campbellsville; 3 daughters, Aletha Osborne of Ashland, Joyce Harrod of Orange Park, FL and Janet Ratcliffe of Louisa, one sister, Thelma Collins, of Barboursville; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier and Rev. Allen Harrod Monday Jan 4 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, East Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

PRESTON, Bruce Edward
1970-1999
Bruce Edward Preston, 28, of Louisa died Wednesday, Jan 6 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Preston was born Sep 10, 1970, in Louisa, a son of David V. Preston and Kay Dixon Nelson both of Louisa. He was a truck mechanic for Kirk Trucking, Kenova, VA. Additional survivors include 3 brothers, Bob Preston and Brian Preston, both of Louisa and Bill Preston of Inez, KHY; one half brother, David Colvin of Pikeville, KY, one son, Justin Edward Preston of Ashland, KY; several aunts and uncles, one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Bevins and Rev. Kenneth Wright Sunday, Jan 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

RANKIN, Karl C.
1928-1999
Karl C. Rankin, 70, of Louisa died Monday, Jan 4 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Rankin was born Aug 29, 1928 in Richmond, KY, a son of the late Millard and Ada Martin Rankin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lewis Rankin and one sister, Thelma Aldridge. He was a retired Florida State Highway Department worker, a retired Air Force veteran and attended the Baptist faith. Survivors include 3 daughters, Venda Joyce Pack of Louisa, Vickie Slater of Lansing, MI, and Eva Markham of Tulsa, OK; one son, Karl Rankin, Jr., of Salt Lake City, UT; 5 sisters, Mildred Petry and Loretta Rankin both of Somerset, KY, Rena Burrus of Louisville, KY, Sarah Henderson of Richmond, and Norma Jean Cain of Lexington, KY; 2 brothers, Roy Rankin of Lecanto, FL and Joe Rankin of Somerset; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan 8 at Oldham-Roberts-Powell Funeral home, Richmond. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond. Local arrangements under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

RICE, Ronald Chalmer
1921-1999
Ronald Chalmer Rice, 77, of Louisa died Friday, Jan 22 after an extended illness. Mr. Rice was born May 5, 1921, in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Dennie A. and Sarah Brainard Rice. Survivors include 2 daughters, Pamela Ward and Kimberly Rice, both of Columbus, OH, one son, Jackie Lewis Rice of Kemp, TX, one sister, Bernice Caroll Williams of Logan, WV; 3 grandchildren and 2 step grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan 24 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

SALYERS, James Everett
1940-1999
James Everett Salyers, 58, of Blaine, KY, died Tuesday, Jan 5 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Salyers was born Nov 10, 1940, in Blaine Trace, a son of the late Virgil and Maudie Adams Salyers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Boggs Salyers in Aug 1998. He was a coal miner and a member of Local 1445 in Catlettsburg. Survivors include one daughter, Eva Sue Liming, Blaine, KY; a son: James Valentine Salyers, Blaine; 6 sisters: Imogene Adams, Leesburg, OH, Esta Pennington, Rush, KY, Hester Oney, Webbville, KY, Judy Oney, Olive Hill, KY, Edna Pearl McAinch, Frankfort, KY, Lucy Miles, Rush, KY; 7 brothers: Roy Salyers, Grayson, KY, Howard Salyers, Webbville, Gene Salyers, Grayson, Larry Salyers, Catlettsburg, KY, Charles Salyers, Wilmington, OH, Paul Salyers, Willard, OH, Donald Salyers, Webbville; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Roger Ross Thursday, Jan 14 at 1 p.m. at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery, Blaine Trace. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 13, 1999

SHANNON, James
1926-1999
James Shannon, 72, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 6 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Shannon was born Nov 5, 1926 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Phillip Sheridan and Margaret Lou Mullins Shannon. He was a retired track welder for C & O Railroad and a U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ted Shannon Saturday, Jan 9 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 13, 1999

SLUSS, Massouri (Price)
1927-1999
Massouri Price Sluss, 71, of Richardson, KY, died Sunday, Jan 24 in Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Sluss was born Sep 14, 1927 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Martha Fitch Price. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Sluss in 1998, and one son, Curtis Eugene Sluss. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 3 daughters, Emma Boyd, and Connie Boyd, both of Louisa and Colleen Hawkins of Elkhorn City, KY; 3 sons, Hershel Sluss of Catlettsburg, Carter Sluss and Vernon Sluss, Jr., both of Louisa; one brother, Cecil Price of Louisa; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William Teems, Wednesday, today, Jan 27 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sluss family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

SMITH, Gladys B. (Brainard)
1910-1998
Gladys B. Smith, 88, of Ashland, KY died Wednesday, Dec 30 at Our Lady of Bellefonte after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born May 2, 1910 in Penny, KY, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Dolly Crawford Brainard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Smith in 1977. She was a housewife, a school teacher, and a member of United Methodist Dennis Chapel. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan 2 by Rev. Kay Dilley at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 6, 1999

SPARKS, Malissa (Blythe)
1919-1999
Malissa Jane Sparks, 79, of Louisa, died Friday, Jan 22 at her residence. Ms. Sparks was born May 7, 1919, at Cains Creek, a daughter of the late Henry and Virgie Wells Blythe. She was a member of Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Maxwell Cooper of Martha; 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Marshall of Martha and Brenda Joann Neal of Richmond, VA; one granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by  Bill Steele Monday, Jan 25 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 27, 1999

STURGELL, Albert, Jr.
1978-1999
Albert “Alby” Sturgell, Jr., 20, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Jan 11 in Mt. Sterling, KY. Mr. Sturgell was born May 31, 1978, in Huntington, WV, a son of Albert
E. and Barbara L. Sturgell of Fort Gay. He was a lineman for Davis H. Elliott. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Eva Dials of Jacksonville, FL and Fannie Johnson of Fort Gay; one brother, John L. Polk, III of Adams, KY, maternal grandfather, Reece Messer of Kermit, KY, maternal grandmother, Bessie Messer of Fort Gay; paternal grandmother, Louise Sturgell of Crum, WV, 2 special nieces and 2 special nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Otis Lynn Dillon and James R. Spaulding Thursday, Jan 14 at 11 a.m. at Silver Creek United Baptist Church, Crum. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 13, 1999

TRIPLETT, Cordia (Frazier)
1925-1999
Cordia Triplett, 72, of Grayson, KY, died Monday, Jan 25. Mrs. Triplett was born Mar 21, 1925 in Clifford, KY, the daughter of the late Emma Frazier. She was also  preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Triplett in 1982. She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard, Wednesday, today, Jan 27 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, Clifford. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jan 27, 1999

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BALL, Jacquelne Jane
1926-1999
Jacqueline Jane Ball, 72, of Louisa died Tuesday, Feb 9 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Ball was born Aug 28, 1926 in Fallsburg, KY, a daughter of the late Blaine G. Ball Sr. and Martha Short Ball. She was a retired registered nurse, worked at Riverview Hospital, was a graduate of Louisa High School in 1944 and Ashland Junior College, Nazareth College and Bellemite College in Louisville, and graduated from Nazareth School of Nursing at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville in 1950. Survivors include one sister, Thelma Roberts, of Louisa; one brother, Blaine G. Ball, Jr., of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond Friday, Feb 112 at Myrtle Chapel Church. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

BOGGS, Opal Marie (Edwards)
1908-1999
Opal Marie Boggs, 90, of Blaine, died Saturday, Feb 20 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, KY. Mrs. Boggs was born Dec 13, 1908, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary White Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Boggs, Sr., one son, Ova Ellis Boggs, and one grandson, Steven Franklin Gilliam. She was a homemaker and a member of Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 sons, Janis H. Boggs of Catlettsburg, Ora Elwood Boggs of Webbville, Delbert Boggs, Jr., of Flatwoods, and James I. Boggs of Louisa; one grandson whom she raised, Johnny F. Boggs of Louisa, 9 daughters,, Inus Edwards of Blaine, Arlene Gilliam of Sandy Hook, Dottie Graham of Greenup, Sylvia Ballamy of Catlettsburg, Agnes Maxine Slone of Grayson, Daphine Boggs, Leona Cooper, Berniece Steven and Geraldine Thornbury all of Ashland. 3 sisters, Sophia Boggs of Blaine, Mary Boggs and Lacy Gambill, both of Pickerington, OH; 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Ministers Clarence Griffith and Bobby Workman, Monday, Feb 22 at Eldridge Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Pallbearers were grandsons Jimmy Boggs, Joey Boggs, John Glen Boggs, Roger Boggs, Brent Boggs and Greg Graham. Honorary pallbearers were Arnold Edwards, James Graham, Elisha Stevens, Jr., and Frank Gilliam. Eldridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

BROWN, Donald Franklin Woolwine
1934-1999
Donald Franklin Woolwine Brown, 64, of Louisa died Sunday, Jan 31, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born Dec 27, 1934 in Vivian, WV a son of the late Luther and Lillian Whitworth Woolwine. He was also preceded in death by one son, Keith Kimbal Brown and his stepparents, Robert and Elizabeth Brown. Mr. Brown worked for N.A.P.A. Survivors include his wife, Freda DeLong Brown, of Louisa, 2 daughters, Janet Elaine Copley and Patricia Lynn Carter, both of Louisa; 2 sons, Donald E. Brown, of Louisa and Lloyd Kenneth Brown of Carter Lake, IA; 4 sisters, Lois Foley, Clara Halsey, Ruby Ashworth and Margaret Roberts, all of Virginia; one brother, Howard Woolwine of Virginia and 2 grandchildren, Charlie Hazlett and Keith Kimball Brown. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Wednesday, today, Feb 3 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn
Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1999

COMBS, Hazel (Wright)
1908-1999
Hazel W. Combs, 91 of Verona, OH, died Monday, Feb 8, at Maria Joseph Care Center in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Combs was born Jan 1, 1908 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Nancy Elizabeth Vance Wright. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Combs, in 1969; 3 sons, John, Charles and Paul Combs and a daughter, Ruth Hoffa. Survivors include one son, Kenneth E. Combs of Verona; 2 brothers, Reese Wright of Ashland, KY and Emmerson Wright of Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Pennington Thursday, Feb 11 at Barnes Funeral Home, Lewisburg, OH. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Feb 12 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, OH, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

COOK, Randle Phillip
1943-1999
Randle Phillip Cook, 55, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Cook was born Mar 15, 1943 in Lawrence County, a son of Mable Marie Vanhoose Cook of Louisa and the late Ben Phillip Cook. He was a disabled coal miner. Additional survivors include his wife, Nancy Angeline Boyd Cook of Louisa; one daughter, Cynthia Marie Cook Fitch of Louisa; 2 sisters, Sharon Ratliff and Pam Bartlett both of Louisa; 2 brothers, Tom Cook and Lonnie Cook, both of Louisa; and 2 grandsons, Ryan Cook and Garrett Fitch. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Tommy Meade and Bro. Charles Banks Sunday, Feb 7 at Richardson Chapel Church. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 10, 1999

COPLEY, Clyde
1945-1999
Clyde Copley, 53, of Louisa died Monday, Feb 22 at his residence. Mr. Copley was born Apr 17, 1945 at Beauty, a son of the late John Emery and Liza Maynard Copley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Triplett Copley. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include one stepson, Jimmy Church of Columbus, OH, 2 step daughters, Janie Judd of Sandusky, OH and Kimberly Delong of Mt. Sterling, OH; one sister, Goldie Jividen of Columbus, one brother, Wayne Copley of Inez, several step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright, Thursday, Feb 25 at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

COPLEY, Lois Maxine (Cox)
1927-1999
Lois Maxine Copley, 71, of Prichard, WV, died Sunday, Feb 14 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Copley was born Sep 8, 1927 in Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late Kelly and Betty Dean Cox. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Arlie B. Copley of Prichard, one daughter, Mrs. Faye (Dan) Francis of Fort Gay, WV, 2 sons, Paul Copley of Prichard and Ray Copley of Kenova, WV, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Wally Smith Wednesday, today, Feb 17 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Copley Cemetery, Mill Creek, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

CORDLE, Mabel (Ferguson)
1908-1999
Mabel Ferguson Cordle, 91, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 27 at Ambers Nursing Home in West Jefferson, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Cordle was born Jan 1, 1908 in Blaine, KY, the daughter of the late Meredith “Met” and Della Gambill Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey L. Cordle. She was a member of the Blaine Independent Christian Church, a former teller and assistant cashier  at the Bank of Blaine and had been a professional (BMI) songwriter for many years, collaborating with such well known artists as the late Marty Robbins and Jimmie Davis, both of whom recorded her material. Survivors include 4 daughters, Betty Sagraves of Columbus, Mary Lou Cordle of Glasgow, KY, Dorothy Hoskison of Dallas, TX and Barbara Ball of Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Doug Kelly Saturday, Jan 30 inn Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1999

CORDLE, Ronnie Dean
1966-1999
Ronnie Dean Cordle, 33 of Prestonsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 18 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Cordle was born Feb 2, 1966 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arthur and Ida Belle Barker Cordle. He was a welder. Survivors include his fiancée, Amanda Salmons of Prestonsburg, 2 daughters, Amanda Cordle at home and Elizabeth Cordle of Garrett, 2 sons, Raymond Cordle, at home, and Aaron Welch of Paintsville; one sister, Irene Cody of Berea; 3 brothers, Ralph Cordle of Salyersville, KY and Johnny Cordle and Billy Lee Cordle, both of Charley and one great nephews, Gregory Dean Joseph of Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Rick Cordle Sunday, Feb 21 at Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery, Charley. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

DANIELS, Edd
1921-1999
Edd Daniels, 77, of Louisa died Friday, Jan 29 in Southern Ohio Medical Center at Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Daniels was born Mar 25, 1921 at Dennis, a son of the late Harve and Lottie Hicks Daniels. He was a machine operator for N & W Railroad and a member of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Childress Daniels, one daughter, Betty Jane Diamond, of Louisa, one brother, John Daniels of Fort Gay, and one sister, Tennie Fugitt of Rush. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes Monday, Feb 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Wooten Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1999

FUGETT, Mary (McCoy)
1909-1999
Mary “Granny” McCoy Fugett, 89, died Saturday, Feb 13. Mrs. Fugett was born Oct 30, 1909 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dow and Belva McCoy. She was a Baptist. Survivors include 3 daughters, Murrell Daniels and Ruby Short Daves, both of Louisa and Emogene Daniels of Fort Gay, WV; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ronnie Childes and Rev. Noah Robertson Monday, Feb 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wooten Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

GRIMMETT, James
1922-1999
James Grimmett, 76, of Peru, IN, formerly of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jan 28 inn Parkview Memorial Hospital at Fort Wayne, IN. Mr. Grimmett was born Apr 17, 1922 at Little Rock, Ark. He was a mechanic for American Thermos. Survivors include his wife, Ida S. Grimmett, 2 sons, Carl B. Grimmett of Peru and Ivan J. Grimmett of Fort Gay; a sister, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kimble Copley Monday Feb 1 in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1999

HOOLEY, Mary Viola (Ratliff)
1930-1999
Mary Viola Hooley, 68, of Louisa died Sunday, Jan 31. Mrs. Hooley was born Sep 5, 1930, in Chicago, IL, a daughter of the late Paul and Esta Sparks Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Hooley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Norma Jean Metz of Louisa; one son, Victor Hooley of Blaine; 3 brothers, Emmitt Ratliff and Silas Ratliff both of Louisa, and John Ratliff of Titusville, FL; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright, Wednesday, today, Feb 3 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Bowe Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 3, 1999

JACKSON, Wanda (Kelley)
1927-1999
Wanda L. Jackson, 71, of Williamsport, OH, died Saturday, Feb 6 in Circleville. Mrs. Jackson was born Dec 14, 1927 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Emory and Alma Blevins Kelley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jackson, and a sister, Ruby Parker. She was retired from Orient State Institute and a member of the Heber Lodge #62 O.E.S., American Legion Auxiliary and
Amvets Auxiliary. Survivors include 2 daughters, Nettie Marie Wilson of Circleville, and Carolyn (Buddy) Adams of Williamsport; 2 sons, Shannon (Connie) Jackson and Sam Jackson of Chillicothe; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; special friend, Charles Dillon; 2 sisters, Juanita Blevins and Paula Hylton, both of Kentucky, 3 brothers, J. C. Kelley of Grove City, OH ad Bobby Kelley and Harold Kelley both of Kentucky. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 9 at Wellman Funeral Hoe, Circleville. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, Williamsport. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1999

JAMES, Lexie (Kidd)
1917-1999
Lexie Kidd James, 81, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday,, Feb 17 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. James was born Jun 12, 1917 in Glen Hayes, WV, a daughter of the late Gray and Della Napier Kidd. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Alfred and her husband, Chriss James. She was a homemaker and a life time member of Glen Hayes Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include one son, Wallace Ray (Frances) James of Ashville, OH, 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Winston) Frazier of Kenova, WV, and Lena (Art) Hooser of Gahanna, OH, one brother, Curtis (Max) Kidd of Louisa, 5 grandchildren, Robin Morrison, Arlene Ward, Todd Frazier, Bradley Hooser and Scott James and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard, Saturday, Feb 20 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery, Big Hurricane, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

LEMASTER, Mary (Parker)
1938-1999
Mary P. Lemaster, 60, of Louisa died Tuesday, Feb 16 at Three Rivers Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Lemaster was born Sep 26, 1938 in Paintsville, KY, a daughter of the late Minuard and Linda Ramey Parker. She was a housewife and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bobby J. Lemaster of Louisa, 3 daughters, Rosemary Griffith of Flat Gap KY, Roxann Harmon of London, OH, and Millissa Wiley of Prestonsburg, KY; 2 sons, Bobby J. Lemaster, Jr., of Ulysses, KY and Don Robert Lemaster of Louisa; 4 sisters, Marie Reed of Ashland, KY, Dot Seagraves of Paintsville, KY, Tory Boggs of London and Lizzie Harris of Paintsville; 4 brothers, Wendell B. Parke, Bob Parker , J.T. Parker and Junior Parker, all of Paintsville, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Kenneth Wright and Pastor Terry Conley Thursday, Feb 18 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

LYON, Ernestine
1930-1999
Ernestine Lyon, 68, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, Feb 10 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Miss Lyon was born Mar 13, 1930 in Martha, a daughter of Grettie Jane Evans Lyon of Blaine and the late William Ernest Lyon. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Additional survivors include one sister, Ina Skaggs of Blaine, one brother, James Eugene Lyon of Columbus, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Elmo Ferguson Saturday, Feb 20 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

MOORE, Augustus “Buzz”
1917-1999
Augustus “Buzz” Moore, 81 of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 16, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Dec 13, 1917 in Meades Branch, a son of the late Jim and Nola Hickman Moore. He was a former driller with Oliver Jenkins Drilling Company, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jettie S. Moore of Charley, 2 daughters, Nola Jean Davis of Ashland, KY and Julia Lee Lyons of Lakeland, FL, one sister, Julia Hayes Preston of Louisa and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willie Jean Hayes and Rev. Ronnie Childers Thursday, Feb 18 at Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big
Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

PARKS, Beatrice Mae (Childers)
1916-1999
Beatrice Mae Parks, 82, of Louisa died Friday, Feb 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Parks was born Apr 22, 1916 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Will and Minnie McKenzie Childers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Parks in 1954, one daughter, Virginia Lee Parks and one son, David Lynn Parks. She was a member of Richardson Church and a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Opal Marie Tomack of Lancaster OH, 5 sons, Herbert Ray (Roberts) Parks, Bobby Gene (Karen) Parks, Willie Ed (Mary) Parks, Raymond Russell (Wanda) Parks and Daniel Paul Hall all of Louisa; 2 sisters, Welda Holland of Fairborn, OH and Myrtle Lemaster of Xenia, OH, 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Darrell Ratcliff and Rev. William Teems Monday, Feb 15 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa; Burial was in Childers Cemetery, Richardson. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

ROBINETTE, Mary Lesta
1911-1999
Mary Lesta Robinette, 87, of Louisa died Tuesday, Feb 9. Mrs. Robinette was born Nov 13, 1911 in Louisa, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca McKinster Estep. She was a homemaker and a member of Isaac Park Church. Survivors include her husband, Lee Robinette of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Mike Cordle, Francis Rice and Danny Saul Friday, Feb 12 at Cando Church, Mattie, KY. Burial was in Robinette Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 17, 1999

SEE, Elbert R.
1925-1999
Elbert R. See, 74, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 17 at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Mr. See was born Jan 15, 1925 in Louisa, a son of the late Adin T. and Susie DeBord See. He was also preceded in death by a son, David R. See. He was a retired merchant, a World War II Marine Veteran and a member of the American Legion and Louisa First Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sisters, Clara Marcum of Ashland and Garnette Preston of Palm Bay, FL; 2 brothers, Howard See of Louisa and Garred See of Lexington, and 14 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier and Rev. Quentin Lockwood, Sunday, Feb 21 at Heston Funeral Home Louisa. Graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post 89 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 6103 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 24, 1999

SENTERS, Elsie (Hammonds)
1910-1999
Elsie Senters, 88, of Louisa died Thursday, Feb 4. Mrs. Senters was born May 12, 1910 at Big Laurel, a daughter of the late Garrett and Tellie McKenzie Hammonds. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Proctor S. Senters, and a daughter Jo Ann Short. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include a son, Douglas Senters, of Louisa, 5 daughters, Betty Bentley, Barbara Preston, Karen June Diamond, Loretta Faye Hughes, and Wilma Jean Burchett, all of Louisa; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Teems and Rev. Mike Cox Sunday, Feb 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery, Big Laurel. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1999

SMITH, Maggie (Walker)
1906-1999
Maggie Smith, 92, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Feb 8, after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Aug 31, 1906 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Carl and Norma Webb Walker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Smith in 1989. She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include 5 daughters, Beulah York of Huntington, WV, Ruby Sabo of Cleveland, OH, Lucille Rhodes of Dunlow, WV, Betty Hale of Louisa and Anna Bowen of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Cecil Smith of Stoneville, OH, Fred Smith of Fort Gay, Howard L. Smith of Webb, WV, and Robert Smith of Louisa, 2 sisters, Ruby Smithers of Frankfort, KY, and Nora Bartram of Ashland, KY; 2 brothers, Lindsey Walker of Frankfort and Eskell Walker of Ashland, OH; 40 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Frankie Fry at 2 p.m. Wednesday, today, Feb 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa; Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1999

STOUT, Jerry
1940-1999
Jerry Stout, 58 of Blaine, KY, died Sunday, Feb 7 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Stout was born Apr 8, 1940, in Fresno, CA, a son of Jessie Chastain Stout and the late Ernest Stout. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Pennington Sturgill Stout in 1993. He was a truck driver. Additional survivors include 3 daughters, Brenda Smith and Joyce Iry both of Oklahoma and Alice Meyer of Backersville, CA, 3 brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Danny Saul Wednesday, Feb 10 at 11 a.m. at Cando Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Stout family cemetery at Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1999

TRIPLETT, Sarah Arlene
1995-1999
Sarah Arlene Triplett, 3, of Charleston, WV, died Saturday, Jan 30 in Woman’s and Children’s Hospital, Charleston. Sarah was born Oct 17, 1995, in Louisa, a daughter of Thomas Eugene and Judy Arlene Green Triplett of Charleston. Additional survivors include one sister, Kristina Nicole Triplett at home; maternal grandparents, Joe and Sharon Green of Louisa; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Carolyn Triplett of Louisa and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Ratliff and Rev. Brad Dutton Thursday, Feb 4 at Garden of Hope Church, Louisa. Burial will be in the Green family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1999

TRIPLETT, Turner
1935-1999
Turner Triplett, 63, of Fallsburg died Tuesday, Feb 2 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Triplett was born Sep 7, 1935 in Job, KY, a son of Rebecca Marcum Triplett of Fallsburg and the late Andrew Triplett. He was a retired welder. Additional survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Booth Triplett of Fallsburg, 5 sons, Ron Triplett and Lonnie Triplett both of Inez, Donald Eugene Triplett of Columbus, OH, Turner Lynn Triplett of Fallsburg and Paul David Triplett of Thornville, OH; 3 sisters, Sally Adams and Lona Belle Kitchen, both of Columbus, and Eloise Beck of Louisa, 4 brothers, Arovel Triplett of Columbus, and Walter Triplett, Oscar Triplett and Phillip Triplett all of Louisa, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright on Friday, Feb 5 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Pope-Hammond Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 10, 1999

WEBB, Leon
1921-1999
Leon Webb, 77, of Louisa died Sunday, Jan 31, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born Jul 14, 1921 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Millard and Gertrude Moore Webb. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Webb. He was retired from Marion Landmark and was a WW II U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include a former wife, Goldia Webb of Louisa, 4 sisters, Thelma Borders and Hazel Creasy, both of Las Vegas, NV, Garnett O’Daniel of Catlettsburg, and Gladys Mullins of Flatwoods and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Venny Vanhoose Wednesday, today, Feb 3 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. A military graveside service will be conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 3, 1999

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BALLARD, Isabelle (McCawley)
Isabelle M. Ballard, 80, of Bardstown died Tuesday, Feb 23 at Flaget Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ballard was the daughter of the late William Howell and Allethaire Medley McCawley. She was also preceded in death by one son, Christopher Ballard, 3 brothers, William Howell, II, William Howell, III and George Medley McCawley. She was a native of Washington County, a member of the St. Joseph Church and Altar Society, the Flaget Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Bardstown Garden Club. She graduated from St. Catherine Academy and College and attended Spalding College. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Emerson Ballard, II, of Bardstown, 7 sons, Thomas Emerson Ballard, III, George Medley Ballard, James Michael Ballard, John Bland Ballard, and Robert Ozbourne Ballard, all of Bardstown, Francis McKelvey Ballard of Morehead and William McCawley Ballard of Louisa; 2 sisters, Rose Michelle Clarkson of Springfield and Jane Ozbourne Kelly of Madison, IN; 24 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Medley Thursday, Feb 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons, Joe Ballard, George Ballard, Jr., Kent Ballard, Emerson Ballard, Josh Ballard, Christopher Ballard, and Matthew Ballard. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren. Mann and Greenwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

BANFIELD, Evelyn (Howard)
1919-1999
Evelyn Howard Banfield, 79, of Williamson, WV, died Tuesday, March 2 in Mingo Manor Nursing Home, Williamson. Mrs. Banfield was born September 3, 1919 in Pilgrim, a daughter of the late Preston and Pearl Kirk Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ora E. Banfield, in 1981. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Pam Pack of Salyersville and Mitzi Malone of Louisville; four sons, Richard Banfield, Tony Banfield, and Danny Banfield, all of Columbus, Ohio and Kenneth Banfield of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two brothers, Preston Howard and Earl Howard, both of Chatteroy, WV; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James A. Hayes Saturday, March 6, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

BERRY, Jettie
1908-1999
Jettie Berry, 90, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 13 at the Carter County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Berry was born May 29, 1908, in Irad, KY, a daughter of the late James Riley and Sarah Jane Spillman Berry. She was a homemaker and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Pauline Kitchen of Louisa; 11 grandchildren, Gloria Diamond, Pamela Osborne, Debra Butcher, Cindy Delong, Kimberly Cordle, Christy Tackett, William David Kitchen, Jr., Roger Lee Kitchen, Robert Dale Kitchen, Richard Glen Kitchen and Gary Lynn Kitchen, all of Louisa and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond, Tuesday, Mar 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Kitchen Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1999

BLANKENSHIP, Florence (Lemaster)
1924-1999
Florence E. Blankenship, 75, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 19 after an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born Feb 10, 1924 in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Daniel Lemaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed Blankenship in 1993. She was a retired cook with Lawrence County Schools and a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 3 sons, James Walter Caudill and Charles William Caudill both of Trenton, MI and Eddie Blankenship of Louisa, 3 brothers, Ben Lemaster and Jim Lemaster, both of Louisa, and Herb Lemaster of Kenova, WV, 8 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier and Rev. James A. Hayes, Sunday, Mar 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Blankenship family cemetery, Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

BOGGS, Earl
1910-1999
Earl Boggs, 88, of Blaine, died Saturday, Mar 6 at St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. Mr. Boggs was born Oct 13, 1910, in Blaine, a son of the late Levi and Mary Zettie Evans Boggs. He was a retired farmer and a member of Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sophia Edwards Boggs, of Blaine, 3 daughters, Juanita Green of West Liberty, KY, Mildred Castle of Blaine and Myrtle Salyers of Stephens, KY; 5 sons, Edgar Boggs of Pickerington, OH, Elmer Boggs of Centerburg, OH, Ralph Boggs of Galena, OH, Darrell Gene Boggs and Earl Boggs, Jr., both of Blaine, one sister, Myrtle Armstrong of Heath, OH; 22 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Billy Salyers Tuesday, Mar 9 at Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Boggs family cemetery, Blaine. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

BRANHAM, Kenneth
1950-1999
Kenneth Branham, 49, of Louisa died Thursday, Mar 25. Mr. Branham was born Jan 28, 1950 in Louisa, a son of the late Earl and Alma Lemaster Branham. He was a laborer. Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Branham of Louisa; one son, Cody Branham of Louisa, 6 sisters, Jessie Huff of Riverside, CA, Evelyn Turner of Wellsville, NY, Mary Bradley and Ruth Mathieu, both of Louisa, Bonnie Bryan of Catlettsburg and Ilene Thompson of Prichard, WV, 4 brothers, Charles Branham of Columbus, OH, Bob Branham, Earl Branham, Jr., and Ralph Spears, all of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday Mar 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

CAMPBELL, Kenneth M.
1918-1999
Kenneth M. Campbell, 81, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Feb 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Campbell was born Feb 10, 1918, in Glen Hayes, WV, a son of the late James Samuel and Elsie Meade Campbell. He was employed with Ashland Oil, Inc. for 30 years, was a  member of Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church and an Air Force Veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Spears Campbell of Fort Gay, one daughter, Sheila A. Maynard of Fort Gay; one son, Kenneth E. Campbell of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Mildred Kelly of Fort Gay, Mrs. Rose Pratt of Huntington, WV, and Gladys Tate of  Zanesville, OH, one brother, Mack Campbell of Fort Gay, 4 grandchildren, Janet Wellman, Melissa Meredith, Heather Campbell and Brian Campbell all of Fort Gay and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard Saturday, Feb 27 at Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church. Graveside military services were conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 both of Louisa, with burial in Campbell Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sand News, Mar 3, 1999

CAMPBELL, Raleigh
Raleigh Campbell, 70, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Mar 14 at St. Ann’s Hospital. Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jo Campbell. He was retired from Nu-Look Fashions, Inc. and an avid fan of Bluegrass music, a musician with Campbell Brothers Blue Grass Band and a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Campbell of Columbus; 2 sons, Randall R. (Wanda) Campbell of Westerville, OH, and Ricky D. (Pamela) Campbell of Sunbury, OH; 3 grandchildren, Travis Randell, Tyler Adams and Taylor Ranae one sister, Mildred Morgan of Mt. Gilead, OH, one brother, Eldred Campbell of Louisa and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. David Redding, Wednesday, today, Mar 17 at 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Burial will be in Blendon Central Cemetery. Moreland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1999

COMPTON, Lucian P.
1914-1999
Lucian P. Compton, 85, died Thursday, Mar 18. Mr. Compton was born Nov 19, 1914 in Louisa a son of the late Jim and Dora Roberts Compton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Olive and 2 sons, Ernie and Gay. Survivors include 4 sons, Don (Ann) Compton, Eddie (Rose Ann) Compton, Lester (Ruth Ann) Compton and Robert L. Compton; 3 brothers, Edgar, James and Tommy Compton,7 sisters, Bess Hannah, Olive Dean Wilson, Wanda Frasher, Opal Webb, Arnleah Ashley, Toby Roberts, and Eula Hughes; 12 grandchildren, David, Jimmy Jo, Jackie Ann, Peggy, Misty, Christopher, Stacey, Darcy Ann, Dawn, Joe, Sonya and Patty Carroll; 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Hood Tuesday, Mar 23, at John Quint and Sons Funeral Home. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

 

DAMRON, Vince, Jr.
1932-1999
Vince “Buck” Damron, Jr., 66, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Mar 14 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Damron was born Dec 2, 1932 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Vince Sr. and Lanie Watts Damron. He was retired from I.B.E.W. Local 317, worked for the Wayne County Board of Education, was a member of Vinson Masonic Lodge #66 of Fort Gay, Scottish Rites Valley of Huntington and Fairmont United Baptist Church, Dunlow, WV. Survivors include his wife, Lorene Thompson Damron of Fort Gay, one son, Doug Damron of Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Connie Holt of Fort Gay and Robyn Raines of Louisa, one brother, Wetzel Ferguson of Fredricktown, OH, one sister, Rhoda Artrip of Mansfield, OH, 5 grandchildren, Steven Holt, Amy Damron, William Vince “Billy” Damron, Nick Meadows, and Jason Meadows and one great granddaughter Krista Holt. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Doug James and Pastor Jeff Allen, Wednesday, today, Mar 17 at 1 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic services will be conducted graveside by Vinson Lodge #66 with burial in Meddings
Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1999

DELONG, John Michael
1980-1999
John Michael DeLong, 18, of Fallsburg, died Saturday, Feb 20. Mr. DeLong was born Dec 3, 1980, in Ashland, a son of Forest and Lillie Brown DeLong of Fallsburg. He was a student at Lawrence County High School. Additional survivors include one sister, Cindy DeLong of Louisa, and 2 brothers, Forest A. DeLong of Ashland and David Wayne DeLong of Liberty, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Stephen Owens, Friday, Feb 26 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the DeLong family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

DOTSON, Larnie (Fields)
1930-1999
Larnie Dotson, 68, of Prichard, WV, died Wednesday, Mar 3 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Dotson was born Aug 30, 1930 in Wolf Creek, a daughter of the late Jim and Birdie Judd Fields. She was a housewife and member of Prichard Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Bernard Dotson of Prichard, 2 daughters, Ruth Ann Howard of Inez and Delma Jean Dotson of Prichard; 2 sons, Jimmie Ray Harmon of Columbus, OH and Bernard Dotson, Jr., of Prichard, 7 sisters, Annie Bryant, Grethel Muncy, Florida Cline, Garnett York, Della Jean Richardson and Vernie Murphy, all of Columbus and Gail McCoy of Beauty, KY; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conduced by Rev. Fred Ferguson Saturday, Mar 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Dock Creek Cemetery, Dock Creek, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

EWERS, Bernard
1923-1999
Bernard Ewers, 75, of Morehead, KY, died Saturday, Mar 27. Mr. Ewers was born May 16, 1923 in Buckingham County, VA, a son of the late Ossie and Minnie Dixon Ewers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Ewers. He was a retired Morehead University food service provider, a member of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, VA, a WWII Army veteran and honorable member of the TKE Morehead University. Survivors include one daughter, Elaine Strickland of Jackson, TN; 3 sisters, Doris New and Alice Queen, both of Louisa, and Grace Price of Columbus, OH; one brother, Wallace Ewers of Louisa; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Wednesday, today, Mar 31 at 2 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa.  Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

FITZPATRICK, Bessie Inez (Northern)
1910-1999
Bessie Inez Fitzpatrick, 88, of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 18 after an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born Dec 25, 1910, in New Market, TN, a daughter of the late Benjamin Harris and Carrie Elizabeth Howard Northern. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Willie Fitzpatrick, in 1957. She was a housewife and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Rosie Insco and Elizabeth Ann Branham, both of Louisa, and Ruth Blackburn of Marion, OH, 3 sons, Billy Joe Fitzpatrick, Bobby Franklin Fitzpatrick and Curtis Fitzpatrick all of Louisa, 2 sisters, Gladys Hage of Huntington, WV, and Juanita Kidd of Fort Gay; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elder John Goble Saturday, Mar 20 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

HALL, Judy Garland
1942-1999
Judy Garland Hall, 56, of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 18 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Hall was born Mar 19, 1942 in Chapman, a daughter of the late John and Leta Mae Chapman Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of Gallup United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Jeff Hall of Louisa, 6 sisters, Jean Dean of Fort Gay, Rose Meek, Janet Rice, and Dottie Senters, all of Louisa, Jo Lee of Ashland and Peggy Scarberry of Hilliard, OH, 4 grandchildren, Ashley,  Tiffany, William and Jonathan. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jeff Lambert Saturday, Mar 20 at Gallup United Methodist Church. Burial was in Peck Cemetery, Chapman. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

HARLOW, Hal
1921-1999
Hal Harlow, 77, of Florence, KY, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, Mar 23 in Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Nicholasville, KY. Mr. Harlow was born Apr 4, 1921 a son of the late Howell E. and Mary Smith Harlow. He was a retired signal maintainer for C & O Railroad, a ham radio operator, a veteran of WWII and a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include 2 sisters, Lillian Graves and Edna Vanhoose, both of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Mar 27 at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens Chapel, Nicholsville. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

HAYES, Stella Mae
1922-1999
Stella Mae Hayes, 76, of Louisa died Friday, Mar 19 in Hopkinsville. Ms. Hayes was born Apr 12, 1922 in Charley, a daughter of the late Willie and Erma Hinkle Hayes. She was a member of Mary United Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 sisters, Dora Elizabeth Moore of Midwest, OK, Bertha Jewell Hicks and Mary Francis Hayes, both of Collins, OH, and Opel Pearl Lyons of Charley, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted by James Daniels Monday, Mar 22 at Mary United Baptist Church. Burial was in Hayes Cemetery, Charley. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

HOLBROOK, Buel W.
1929-1999
Buel W. Holbrook, 69, died Friday Mar 26 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Holbrook was born Jul 11, 1929, in Morgan County, KY, a son of the late Ervin and Lula Pelfrey Holbrook. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Hershell Holbrook and one sister, Lottie Smith. He was a farmer, a carpenter and attended Smith Creek Church. Survivors include 2 sisters, Flora Helton of West Liberty, KY and Jewel Ison of Louisa; one brother, Oral Holbrook of Louisville, KY; former wife, Elva Cantrell Holbrook of Flat Gap, KY; special great niece, Lena Ison, one aunt, Rena Smith of West Liberty and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Jerry Brown, Elder Robie Brown, and Elder Ronald Hill, Sunday, Mar 28, at Smith Creek Baptist church. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Mima, KY. Potter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

HOLT, Edgar
1918-1999
Edgar Holt, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 7 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Holt was born Sep 10, 1918, in McDowell, KY, a son of the late Filas and Fannie Hamilton Holt. He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA local 9845 and of Elizabeth Jarrell Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Jones Holt of Louisa; 2 daughters, Dale Bradshaw of Louisa and Charlene Vick of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, Ronnie E Holt and Larry Carson Holt both of Louisa; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Schmidt Tuesday, Mar 9 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

HUBBARD, Mildred (Sipple)
1926-1999
Mildred Sipple Hubbard, 72, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Mar 4 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Hubbard was born Dec 3, 1926 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Oscar and Flora Williams Sipple. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and a retired teacher in the Wayne County School system. Survivors include her husband, Samuel D. Hubbard, of Fort Gay, one daughter, Carol Irene (Frank) Bauer of Scott Depot, WV, 3 sisters, Christine Roberts of Columbus, OH, Frances Sipple of Scott Depot and Marjorie Keene of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Grover Jackson Monday, Mar 8 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

HUNDLEY, Charles Homer
1916-1999
Charles Homer Hundley, 82, of Prichard, WV, died Monday, Mar 1 after an extended illness. Mr. Hundley was born May 16, 1916 in Dunlow, WV, a son of the late John Allen and Nancy Maynard Hundley. He was a mason and worked for N & W Railroad, a member of Oak Grove Church, Odd Fellows, and an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Hundley of Prichard, one daughter, Barbara Sue Fowler of Lusby, MD, 2 sons, Walter Elwood Hundley and Richard Ray  Hundley, both of Fort Gay, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus Thursday, Mar 4 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside military services will be conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 both of Louisa, with burial in Bean Cemetery, Prichard. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

KITCHEN, Ollie (Ekers)
1906-1999
Ollie Ekers Kitchen, 92, of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 18 in Three Rivers Medical Clinic. Mrs. Kitchen was born Apr 5, 1906 in Cadmus, KY, a daughter of the late William and Eunice Adams Ekers. She was also preceded in death by  her husband, Nolan Kitchen in 1983. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 2 daughters, Delores Page of Columbus, OH, and Sandra Dutton of Delaware, OH; 2 sons, William Kitchen and Clifford Kitchen, both of Louisa, one sister, Bessie Riffe of Fort Thomas, KY, 21 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted By Rev. Bobby Workman, Sunday, Mar 21 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Kitchen family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

LINDSEY, Aileen (Preston)
1920-1999
Aileen Preston Lindsey 78,, of Ashland, formerly of Wilmington, NC, and Louisa, died Friday, Feb 26, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Lindsey was born Dec 14, 1920  in Georges Creek, KY, a daughter of the late James H. and Delta Moore Preston. She was preceded in death by husbands, William F. Freutel and Dr. Bert Lindsey. She was a housewife, and member of First Baptist Church of Wilmington. Survivors include 3 sisters, Eula Hall of Wilmington,  Juanita Hagaman of Ashland, and Jean Hagaman, of Louisa; two brothers, David V. Preston of Georges Creek and James P. Preston  of Louisville and one step son Gil Lindsey of Austin TX, several nieces   and nephews and 4 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jimmie Bevins Sunday Feb 28 in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

MACKEY, Esther Edith (Houck-Pennington)
1921-1999
Esther Edith Houck Pennington Mackey, 77, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Mackey was born Apr 4, 1921 in Carter County, KY, a daughter of the late Claude Thomas and Mary Reeves Houck. She was also preceded in death by 2 husband, Virgil Pennington, in 1981 and Ted Mackey in 1990, and 2 daughters, Karen Blackburn and Tamara Fraley. Mrs. Mackey was a homemaker and a member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Thomas Pennington of Louisa and Michael Pennington of Cannonsburg, KY; one brother, Winton Houck of Grayson, KY, one sister, Lillie Brown of Detroit, MI; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Mar 26 at Steen Funeral Home Chapel, Ashland, Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Steen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

PARSON, Drew
Drew Parson, 84, of Randleman, NC, formerly of Torchlight, died Wednesday, Mar 10 at his residence. Mr. Parson was retired fro Burlington Industries and a member of the Gallup-Chapman United Methodist Church. Survivors include 7 sons, Bill Parson and Kenneth Parson both of Asheboro, NC, Jimmie Parson of Franklinville, NC, George Parson of Stokedale, Jerome Parson of Easley, SC, and Gary Parson of Wallace, WV; 3 daguhtes, Rosemary Lucas of Randleman, Sharon Treat of Yorbalinda, CA and Nancy Harshe of Lima, OH; one sister, Marie Fortner of Kentucky; 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth McNeill Saturday, Mar 13 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Randleman. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1999

PETERS, Andrew Jack
1914-1999
Andrew Jack Peters, 84, of Ashland, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Feb 21 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Peters was born Sep 4, 1914 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Lewis G. and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Peters. He was a member of the Meades Station Church of God and the American Legion and DAV and an Army Veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Robertson Peters, one daughter, Linda Jane (George) Ansell of Englewood, FL, 2 sons, Raymond Peters of Mansfield, OH, and Larry J. (Diane) Peters of Catlettsburg, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Ervin on Wednesday, Feb 24 at Peters Chapel Church. Graveside military rites were held by the American Legion #89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Louisa with burial in Peters Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

POPE, Charley G.
1939-1999
Charley Garland Pope, 59, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 20, after an extended illness. Mr. Pope was born Sep 21, 1939 in Clifford, a son of the late Charley and Florence Morgan Pope. He was a carpenter, a US Army veteran and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Diana Blake of Winchester, KY, 2 sons, Charles Garland Wallace of Louisa and Tommy J. Pope of Flatwoods; 2 sisters, Bessie Victoria Kirk and Elsie Webb both of Louisa; one brother, William Pope of Louisa and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elder John Goble and Elder Claude Horn on Monday, Mar 22 at New Friendship United Baptist Church. Military services were performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Burial was in Pope Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

ROSE, Jim Ray
1941-1999
Jim Ray Rose, 57, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 20 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Rose was born Sep 10, 1941 in Louisa, a son of the late Raymond and Sarah Skaggs Rose. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Evelyn Rose. He was a United States Postal Service employee rural mail carrier and a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Freda Stewart Rose of Louisa, 4 daughters, Cindy Solman of Kissimmee, FL, Terry Crum of Louisa, Connie Schobel of Houston, TX, and Sheila Smith of Anniston, AL; 2 sons, Keith Stewart of Cheyenne, WY and David Johnson of Louisa, one sister, Louise Thompson of Catlettsburg and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Venny Vanhoose Tuesday, Mar 23 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 24, 1999

SHORTRIDGE, Carol Sue (Johnson)
1936-1999
Carol Sue Shortridge, 63, of Catlettsburg, died Monday Mar 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Shortridge was born Feb 15, 1936 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Mae Wooten Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Shortridge and one daughter, Pamela Sue. She was a retired employee of Federal Glass of Columbus, OH. Survivors include one son, Charles A. Shortridge of Columbus, one sister, Norma Bellomy of Catlettsburg, and 4 brothers, Charles Edward Johnson, Billy Ray Johnson and Bobby Lynn Johnson, all of Catlettsburg and Johnny Johnson of Staffordsville, KY. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

SPARKS, Paul E.
1910-1999
SPARKS, Mary Sue (Miller)
1910-1999
Paul E. Sparks, 89, of Louisville, died Thursday Mar 4 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Mary Sue Miller Sparks, 88 of Louisville, died Friday Mar 5 at Baptist Hospital East. Mr. Sparks was born Jan 17, 1910, in Yatesville, KY, Mrs. Sparks was born Jun 26, 1910 in Morehead, KY.

He attended Morehead State University, Northwestern University and Indiana University, received a doctorate from Indiana University in 1955, was a teacher at Western Junior High, and the old J. Stoddard Johnston and Lowell Elementary School, was a  former principal at Emmett Field Elementary, the old Heywood and Frayser elementary schools, all in Louisville. He was a director of pupil personnel before becoming assistant superintendent of the old Louisville Public School System. He was an Army Air Corps WWII Captain and a member of Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delti Pi fraternities, Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge #820, Scottish Rite, Kosair Shrine Temple, Rotary Club of Louisville, Filson Club, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Louisville and president of Sparks Quarterly Association.

She attended Morehead State University and Indiana University, where she received her masters’ degree and was a teacher for the old Louisville Public School system, teaching at McFerran, Breckinridge, the old Washington and the old Lincoln Elementary schools. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta sorority and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Survivors include one son, Robert L. Sparks of  Louisville, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Mr. Sparks is also survived by 2 sisters, Dorothy Murphy and Eva Fields. A joint memorial service was held Monday, Mar 8 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Burial was in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Pearson Funeral Home, Louisville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

STURGILL, Wilma Irene (Ferguson)
1925-1999
Wilma Irene Sturgill, 73, of Martha died Sunday, Mar 21 at her residence. Mrs. Sturgill was born Aug 16, 1925 in Morgan County, KY, a daughter of the late Elliott and Martha Hammonds Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Ack) Sturgill. She was a homemaker and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Kay Hensley of Germantown, OH, one son, Howard Donnie Sturgill of Martha; one sister, Alta William of Palm Harbor, FL, 4 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, one great grandson, and 14 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Emmitt Barker, Rev. Kenneth Sturgill, and Rev. Floyd West, Tuesday, Mar 23 at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

UNTERWAGNER, Reva Ellen (Hill)
1951-1999
Reva Ellen Hill Unterwagner, 47 of Hamilton, VA, formerly of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Mar 3 in Fort Gay. Mrs. Unterwagner was born Oct 23, 1951 in Louisa, a daughter of Charles L. and Dorothy Dawson Hill of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include her husband, David Unterwagner; one son, Brian Todd Uterwagner of Fairfax, VA; one daughter, Noel Unterwagner of Harrisonberg, VA and one sister, Donna Branham of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard Friday, Mar 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Hill family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 10, 1999

WALLACE, Eva (Smith)
1915-1999
Eva Wallace, 83, of Richlands, NC, formerly of Portsmouth, OH, died Sunday, Feb 28 at Jacksonville, NC Nursing Home. Mrs. Wallace was born Mar 14 in Welch, WV, a daughter of the late John B. and Sarah Jane Block Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Crosby Cornelius Wallace in 1984 and 2 brothers, Gerald E. Smith and Glen R. Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Clifford, KY. Survivors include 2 daughters, Rose Kellum of Richlands, and Julia Pfenning of Dayton, OH, one brother, John Elmer Smith of Logan, WV, one sister, Mamie Salmons of Rochester, IN; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. James Foster Friday, Mar 5 at 1 p.m. at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg. Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 3, 1999

WARD, Mary (Hylton)
1905-1999
Mary Hylton Ward, 93, of Louisa died Thursday, March 11, 1999 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Ward was born August 22, 1905 in Cherokee, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Jane Ferguson Hylton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ali Ward, in 1994. She was a housewife and a member of Eloise United Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Jane Fannin, eight sons, Clifford Ward of Prestonsburg, James Benjamin Ward of East Point, Jack Allen Ward of Cannonsburg, Martin Van Ward, Don Ward, Winfrey Ward, Paul Ward, and Joe Francis Ward, all of Louisa; one sister, Zelda Burchett of Oak Hill, OH; one brother, Willison A. Hylton of Louisa; 19 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and seven great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Frankie Blevins, Elder Jeff Carroll and Elder Boyd Meadows Saturday, March 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 17, 1999

WEBB, Elsie (Pope)
1925-1999
Elsie Pope Webb, 74, of Louisa, died Monday, Mar 29 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Webb was born Feb 5, 1925 in Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late Charley and Florence Morgan Pope. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Webb in 1978. She was a housewife. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo James of Louisa, one sister, Bessie Kirk of Louisa; one brother, William Pope of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Claude Horn and Rev. John Goble Wednesday, today, Mar 31 at 2 p.m. at Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Webb family cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 31, 1999

WHITE, Roy, Jr.
1933-1999
Roy White, Jr., 65, of Mansfield, OH, died Tuesday, Mar 23 after an extended illness. Mr. White was born Oct 17, 1933 in Leewood, WV, a son of the late Roy and Bertha Littleton Mayberry. He was a retired laborer with Armco, a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Thompson White of Mansfield; 3 daughters, Thersa Webb, Rhonda Raphael and Debra Kiser, all of Mansfield, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jeff Lambert Saturday, Mar 27 at Smith Chapel. Military services were performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 with burial in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 31, 1999

WILBUR, Susan Kay
1971-1999
Susan Kay Wilbur, 28, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 17 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Ms. Wilbur was born Feb 8, 1971 in Ann Arbor, MI, a daughter of Larry Windall Wilbur of Louisa and Gale Andrea Myers Wilbur of Wayne, MI. She was a member of First United Methodist church, Wayne. Additional survivors include one brother, William (Bill) Wilbur of Wayne, one half sister, Kelly Jennings of Waideman, MI. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edd Caudill Wednesday, today, Mar 24 at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 24, 1999

WORKMAN, Hunter Chase
Hunter Chase Workman was still born Feb 24, 1999 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Christopher and Sharon Jordan Workman of Louisa, paternal grandparents, Lucian “Ooger” and Donna Workman of Fort Gay, maternal grandparents, Donald and Dreama Jordan of Louisa, paternal great grandmother, Gertrude Workman of Fort Gay, maternal great grandmother, Harriet Jordan of Louisa, maternal great grandparents, Betty and Garland Bentley of Louisa, several aunts and uncles. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Luther Dingess Sunday, Feb 28 with burial in Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Mar 3, 1999

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AKERS, Marvin
1912-1999
Marvin Akers, 86, of Berea, KY, died Tuesday, Mar 30 at Rockcastle County Hospital. Mr. Akers was born Oct 24, 1912 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Albert and Octava Burchette Akers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evalena DeLong Akers. He was a retired farmer and coal miner and a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #885 F & AM. Survivors include 3 sons, Alvin Akers of LaGrange, Albert Akers of Nicholasville, and Gaylord Akers of Nashville, TN; one sister, Shirley Davis of Prestonsburg, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Apr 2 at Berea Cemetery. Reppart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

BALL, Mary G. (Pennington)
1918-1999
Mary G. Ball, 80, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 2. Mrs. Ball was born Dec 15, 1918 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late James and Vinnie Salyers Pennington. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James S. Ball in 1985. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabor’s Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, James S. Ball, Jr., of Louisa; 3 brothers, Roy Pennington, of Akron, OH, Jay Pennington of Louisa and Calvin Pennington of Baltimore, MD, and one sister, Laura Copley of Butler, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Darrell Ratliff Monday, Apr 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Short Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

BARKER, James Huey
1939-1999
James Huey Barker, 60, of Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 25, after an extended illness. Mr. Barker was born Apr 5, 1939 in Hitchins, KY, a son of the late James Harvey and Hattie Messer Barker. He was a disabled city worker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Osborne Barker of Louisa; one daughter, Sylvia Rives of Louisa; one son, James Eric Rives of Louisa; one stepdaughter, Lucky Rives of Louisa; 3 brothers, Rodney Barker of Louisa, Alvie Barker of Grayson, KY, and David  Barker of Clearfield, KY and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Kenneth Wright and Terry Conley Wednesday, today, Apr 28 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

BLACKBURN, Thelma (Bowen)
1927-1999
Thelma Bowen Blackburn, 72, of Louisa, died Monday, Apr 26. Mrs.  Blackburn was born Jan 2, 1927 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Hampton and Bertha Booth Bowen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Blackburn in 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary Whittaker of Paintsville and Cynthia Preston of Louisa; 3 sons, James Edward Blackburn, Stevie Blackburn and Sidney Blackburn, all of Louisa, 2 sisters, Gladys Horn of Inez, and Lillian Layne of Nitro, WV, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother John Goble Thursday, Apr 29 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

BRUMFIELD, Louise (Waller)
1915-1999
Louise Waller Brumfield, 83, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Apr 8 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Brumfield was born Dec 9, 1915 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Dennie and Myrtle Adkins Waller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Brumfield in 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabors Creek Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Betty Leavitt of Jacksonville, FL, Doris Pelfrey of Huntington, WV, and Sharon Porter of Fort Gay, one son, Joe Brumfield of Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Virginia Palmer of Kilgore, TX and Thelma Turner of Proctorville, OH; 2 brothers, James Waller of Elkhorn City, KY and George Waller of Lancaster, OH; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard Sunday, Apr 11 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

CARTER, James Harold
1920-1999
James Harold Carter, 79, of Ashland, died Monday, Apr 26, at Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Carter was born Apr 21, 1920 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charlie and Ida Crank Carter. He was a deacon at Westwood Christian Church, a retired operator at A. C. Lawrence Leather and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mable Dilley Carter of Ashland, one son, James M. Carter of Ashland, one brother, Jack Carter of Manchester, KY and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Ginnan Thursday, Apr 29 at 1 p.m. at the Westwood Christian Church. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Caniff Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

DESTEFANO, Earlie Gean (Kelly)
1929-1999
Earlie Gean DeStefano, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 3 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. DeStefano was born Jan 4, 1929, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Garfield and Carrie Adams Kelly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph DeStefano in 1997. She was a housewife, Survivors include 3 sisters, Daisy Mae Frazier, Minerva Adkins, and Goldie Perman Webb all of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Tuesday, Apr 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

HAMMOND, Wade U.
1928-1999
Wade Ulan Hammond, 70, of Webbville, died Thursday, Apr 1. Mr. Hammond was born Aug 13, 1928, in Hitchens, a son of the late Cecil and Siddie Hillman Hammond.  He was a retired laborer with York International of Elyria, OH for 37 years and a member of Brammer Gap United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosalene “Rosie” Seabolt Hammond of Webbville, one daughter, Cheryl Ann Davis of Elyria, 2 sons, Wade Ulan Hammond, II of North Ridgeville, OH and Gerald Wayne Hammond of Elyria; 2 stepsons, Roger Holbert of Cleveland, OH and Jerry Holbert of Elyria; 6 grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, and several step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gordon Crisp Sunday, Apr 4, in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Hillman family cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

 

DESTEFANO, Earlie Gean (Kelly)
1929-1999
Earlie Gean DeStefano, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 3 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. DeStefano was born Jan 4, 1929, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Garfield and Carrie Adams Kelly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph DeStefano in 1997. She was a housewife, Survivors include 3 sisters, Daisy Mae Frazier, Minerva Adkins, and Goldie Perman Webb all of Louisa and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Tuesday, Apr 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Jordan Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

FLUTY, Anna Lou (Copley)
1925-1999
Anna Lou Fluty, 73, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 14 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Fluty was born Oct 30, 1925 in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Milendar and Mary Justice Copley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ray Fluty in 1974. She was a retired nurse with Humana Hospital and a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mary Ann (Scott) Cyrus and Carolyn (Terry) Robertson, both of Louisa, and Jan (Mike) Dickson of Lexington; 2 sons, Phillip Ray Fluty of Louisa, and Paul Everett (Lois) Fluty of Louisville, CA; 3 sisters, Gardie Blackburn of Crum, Georgia Fluty of Louisa and Ona Thompson of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Roy Copley and Milendar Copley, Jr. both of Fort Gay; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Doug Kelly Saturday, Apr 17 at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fluty Cemetery. Heston Funeral Hoe was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1999

HAMILTON, Phyllis Pauline (Maynard)
1914-1999
Phyllis Pauline Hamilton, 84, of Bellevue, OH, died Saturday, Apr 10 in Bellevue Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Hamilton was born Jul 21, 1914 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Harrison Dolliver and Newetta Wellman Maynard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Hamilton in 1989. She was a housewife. Survivors include 2 daughters, Lorana Gainok of Bellevue and Regina Ball of Rittman, OH, 2 sons, John Thomas Hamilton of Ashland, OH and Sydney H. Hamilton of Fort Gay; 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Richard Maynard Tuesday, Apr 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

MARTIN, Aldeen (Meek)
1905-1999
Aldeen Martin, 93, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 10 at her residence. Mrs. Martin was born Sep 2, 1905, in Louisa, a daughter of the late George and Lura Muncy Meek. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Martin in 1984. She was a Baptist. Survivors include one daughter, Louise Caperton of Louisa; one brother, Harlon Meek; one grandson, 2 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pete Miller Monday, Apr 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Meek Cemetery, Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

MAYNARD, William Samuel (Hang Belly)
1945-1999
William Samuel (Hang Belly) Maynard, 54, of Clifford, died Thursday, Apr 1 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Maynard was born Mar 3, 1945 in Louisa, a son of the late Samuel Vinson and Isabelle Parsley Maynard. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Addie Rose Maynard of Clifford; a brother in law, Andy (Betty) Rose; a nephew, Andrew Rose and an uncle, Hosea Rose. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Paul Padgett Saturday, Apr 3 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

MOORE, Lucy Emily (Sammons)
1916-1999
Lucy Emily Moore, 82, of Irving, TX, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 11. Mrs. Moore was born Aug 7, 1916 in Louisa a daughter of the Charlie and Mary Coburn Sammons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Moore in 1947. She was a housewife. Survivors include one son, Billy Moore of Irving, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Homer Burchett Thursday, Apr 15 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. Young Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

NOE, Avie “Granny” (Fitzpatrick)
1898-1999
Avie “Grany” Noe, 101, of Radnor, WV, died Saturday, Apr 10 after an extended illness. Mrs. Noe was born Mar 23, 1898, in Morgan County, KY, a daughter of the late Marion and Mary Frances Blevins Fitzpatrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Luther Noe, in 1976, and 4 children. She was a housewife and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Roy E. Noe of Radnor and Franklin Q. Noe of Sidney, OH, 4 daughters, Hazel Ferguson and Violet Noe, both of Johnstown, OH, Marie Smith of Radnor and Bertha Skeens of Mansfield, OH; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Johnny Bailey and Rev. Richard Maynard, Tuesday, Apr 13 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Martin Luther Noe Cemetery, Radnor. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

O’DANIEL, Cora Charlene (Copley)
1915-1999
Cora Charlene Copley O’Daniel, 84, of Fairhope, AL, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 2 at Eastern Shore Health Care Center. Mrs. O’Daniel was born Dec 3, 1915 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Amanda Bryan Copley. She was a retired librarian and a member of Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Bob O’Daniel of Fairhope; one brother, Roy Copley of Catlettsburg; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons Monday, Apr 5 with burial in Harmon Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

 

POPE, William “Tick”
1932-1999
William T. “Tick” Pope, 66, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 8 at his residence. Mr. Pope was born May 17, 1932 in Clifford, a son of the late Charley and Florence Morgan Pope. He was a welder with C & O Railroad and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Delores H. Pope of Louisa, 5 daughters, Janice Sue Baldridge of Inez, Delores Gayle Fields of Moblie, AL, Jeanette Hall of Prestonsburg, Beverly Medlin of Corbin and Elizabeth Pope of Wittensville, 2 sons, William Michael Pope and Daniel Pope, both of Inez; one sister, Bessie Kirk of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Owen Marcum, Saturday, Apr 10 at New Friendship United Baptist Church.  Burial was in Pope-Hammond Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

ROBERTS, Sophie Sue
1905-1999
Sophie Sue Roberts, 94, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 21 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Ms. Roberts was born Mar 3, 1905 in Busseyville, a daughter of the late George Garfield and Eliza Ann Wellman Roberts. She was a retired school teacher with Lawrence County school system and a graduate of Union College. Survivors include 2 nieces, Kathleen Dobyns of Russell, KY and Lois Thompson of Shelton, WA and several other nieces and nephews. There is no visitation or services. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

ROBINETTE, Edna (Harding)
1934-199
Edna Robinette, 64, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, Apr 14. Mrs. Robinette was born Dec 26, 1934 in Stark County, OH, a daughter of the late Elmer and Maxine Philabom Harding. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Don A. Robinette, of Fort Gay; 5 daughters, Joe Ann Parsons of Dallas, TX, Juanita Holmes of Lancaterm CA, Jacqueline Robinette of Boston, Mass., Janet Faulk of Los Angeles, CA and Jennie Puterbaugh of Xenia, OH; 2 sons, Jim Robinette of Dallas and John Robinette of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Phyllis Jenkins, Kathleen Sennote, Elizabeth Merick and Lillian Phillips, all of Ohio, 2 brothers, Phillip Harding and Joe Harding both of Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Hay and Rev. Ron Cavins Sunday, Apr 18 at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1999

SMITH, James Bryan
James Bryan Smith died at birth Apr 19, 1999 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Rodney and Juanita Keeton Smith of Blaine, one sister, Brittany Ann Smith at home, one brother, James Michael Smith at home; maternal grandfather, James Farrel Keeton of Paintsville, maternal grandmother, Iris Faye Sneed of Vonore, TN and paternal grandparents, Roger and Joyce Smith of Blaine. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Roger Jordan Thursday, Apr 22 at Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

SPAULDIN, Amos
1919-1999
Amos (Jack( Spaulding, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Apr 10 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Spaulding was born Nov 30, 1919, in Drag Creek, WV, a son of the late Sam and Susie Evans Spaulding. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Sefften and one son, Carlos Spaulding. He was a retired employee of General Dynamics of Groton, CT, a WWII US Army veteran, and a member of the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Survivor include his wife, Eula Webb Spaulding of Fort Gay; one daughter, Brenda Bunch of Fort Gay, 3 sons, Frank Spaulding, of Pawcatuck, CT, Jerry Spaulding of Norwich, CT and Richard Spaulding of Fort Gay; 5 sisters, Jane Chaffin and Ivory Maher, both of Canterbury, CT, Rosa Pennington and Mima Mullins both of Fort Gay, and Ida Grimmett of Peru, INN; 9 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Luther Dingess and Rev. Kimbell Copley Tuesday, Apr 13, at the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Military graveside services were conducted by member of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wards Post 6103 with burial in Webb Cemetery, Webb, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

STEWART, Helen (Humphrey)
1936-1999
Helen Stewart, 62, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Apr 17 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Stewart was born Dec 28, 1936 in Buchanan, KY, a daughter of the late Charles and Beulah Lester Humphrey. She was a homemaker and a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church at Buchanan. Survivors include her husband, Dwayne Stewart of Catlettsburg, 2 daughters, Brenda Robinette and Diana Miller both of Catlettsburg, one son, Dwayne D. Stewart, Jr., of Catlettsburg; 2 sisters, Opal Burke of Catlettsburg, and Beatrice Baugh of Hamilton, IN; 2 brothers, Raymond Humphrey of Ohio and Clarence Humphrey of Indiana and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Walters Wednesday, today, Apr 21 at 1 p.m. at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Buchanan. Burial will be in Robinette Cemetery, Silver Run, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 21, 1999

WEBB, James Mason, Sr.
James Mason Webb, Sr., 80, of Paducah, KY, died Wednesday, Apr 7 at Lourdes Hospital. Mr. Webb was born in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Howard and Connie Webb. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Claudia Pennington Webb; one son, James M. Webb, Jr., 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a retired foreman at Bendix-Westinghouse in Elyria, OH, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Paducah. Survivors include his wife, Mildred G. Webb of Paducah, 3 sonsm Paul Webb of Durango, CO, Dean Webb of Chur, Switzerland, and Mike Webb of Canonn City, CO; 2 brothers, Ebbert Webb of Louisa and Leonard Webb of Ashland; 5 sisters, Alta Marie Webb of Louisa, Mildred Webb of Portsmouth, OH, Jean King of Creston, OH, Madge Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Eunice McCommas of Prichard, WV, one step son, Charles Lane of Panama City, FL; one step daughter, Marie Thieleman of Paducah; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. James. L. Gordon Monday, Apr 12 with burial in River Road Cemetery, LaGrange Township, OH. Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

WELLMAN, Timothy Earl
1956-1999
Timothy Earl Wellman, 42, of Berea died Saturday, Apr 24 at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Wellman was born Sep 22, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska, a son of Theresa Whitaker Wellman of Louisa and Billie Earl (Carolyn) Wellman of Louisa.  He was a graduate of Morehead State University with an associate degree in radiology, class of 1982, a radiological technician at Berea Hospital, U. S. Air Force veteran, soccer coach for Madison County Youth Soccer Association and a member of St. Clare Catholic Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Ann Hedglin Wellman of Berea, 3 sons, Aaron Wellman, Jacob Wellman, and Micah Wellman, all of Berea, 7 brothers and sisters, Patricia Barnett and Ralph Wellman, both of Louisa, Michael Wellman of Houghton, MI, Ellen Mustain of Meridan, Miss., Leonard Wellman of Glen Easton, WV, Katsumi Wellman of Vanceburg and Bernadette Wellman of Lexington, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Father John Curtis Tuesday, Apr 27, at St. Clare Catholic Church. Burial was in Berea Cemetery. Reppert Funeral Home, Berea  was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 28, 1999

WINCHELL, Danny Wray
1956-1999
Danny Wray Winchell, 42, of Kenova, WV, died Tuesday Apr 6 in Mariner Health Care Center, Huntington. Mr. Winchell was born May 28, 1956 in Louisa, a son of Marlene Hershey Winchell of Ashtabula, OH and the late Wray Winchell. Additional survivors include 8 sisters, Dorothy Farr of Ashtabula, Donita Skens of Newark, OH, Judy Robinson of Grayson, KY, Darlene Winchell of Fort Gay, Denise Thompson of Blaine, Susan Travis of Catlettsburg, Molly Frazier of Clifford and Louise Daniels of Ashland, 3 brothers, Denver Winchell and Chester Winchell both of Ashtabula and Dickie Winchell of Newark, 2 step sisters, Tracy Ferguson and Lori Salyers, both of Catlettsburg and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. John Cavins Thursday Apr 8 at 11 a.m. with burial in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

WRIGHT, Elisha L.
1918-1999
Elisha L. Wright, 80, of Reynoldsburg, OH, died Wednesday, Mar 31. Mr. Wright was born Dec 12, 1918, in Louisa, a son of the late Martin L. and Erie Wright. Mr. Wright was a decorated who served in Normandy, northern France and Germany, as a heavy machine gunner and antitank gunner receiving 3 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart, and worked for C & O Railroad until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Morris Wright of Reynoldsburg; one son, Kenneth D. (Betty) Wright, one daughter, Deborah (Steven) Hudson, 2 brothers, Stanley (Gladys) Wright, of Louisa, Dick (Minnie) Wright of Columbus, OH, one sister, Alma King of Columbus; 2 grandchildren, Jason and Bonnie Wright; one great grandson, Eric Andrew Wright; mother in law, Odell Everett and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alan J. Wright Monday, Apr 5 at Schoedinger Funeral Home. Burial was in Glen Reft Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg. Schoedinger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

WRIGHT, Myrtle (Wells)
1921-1999
Myrtle Wright, 77, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 2. Mrs. Wright was born Oct 18, 1921 in Ashland, KY, a daughter of Moscoe and Ora Caskey Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Wright in 1986. She was a housewife. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mary Elizabeth Withrow of Louisa and Frances Williamson and Carlon Jarrell, both of Mansfield, OH, 2 sons, Willie Ray Wright of Willard and Charles Ray Wright of Louisa; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jake McCoy Monday, Apr 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

YOUNG, Angie Rebecca (Justice)
1940-1999
Angie Rebecca Justice Young, 58, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 1 at her residence. Mrs. Young was born Sep 7, 1940 I Lawrence County, a daughter of Victoria Rule Justice of Webbville and the late Eligah Justice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Young in 1985. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Chris Adams of Columbus, OH, and Connie Steinmetz of Albany, OH; 6 sons, James Young, Wilburn Young, Donald Joe Young, Jeffery Young and David Young, all of Louisa and Tony Young of Fort Gay, WV, 4 sisters, Edna Mae Dunn of Columbus, Virgie Ramey and Anna Faye Ramey, both of Webbville and Kathleen York of Cleveland, OH; 2 brothers, Charles Justice and Freddy Justice, both of Columbus and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Apr 3 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Young Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 7, 1999

YOUNG, Wonda L.
Wonda L. Young, 80, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 9 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard F. and Kathy Roberts Young. Survivors include one sister, Marie Sanders of Columbus, adopted grandchildren, Tim and Pat Bowman and special friends, Frank and Phyllis Taylor. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roy Fisher Tuesday Apr 13 at Jerry Spears Funeral Home. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus. Jerry Spears Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 14, 1999

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ADKINS, George William
1925-1999
George William Adkins, 73, of Louisa, died Friday, May 1 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Adkins was born Nov 27, 1925 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Albert P. and Etha Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Rodeen Adkins; one brother, Dallas Adkins and one sister, Faye Maynard. He was a retired coal miner employed by the Island Creek Coal Company. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Adkins of Louisa; 2 sons, Larry Joe Adkins and George W. Adkins both of Beauty, KY; 4 daughters, Garnett Step of Columbus, OH, Judy Stilner of Feds Creek, KY, Kathy Adkins of Alabama and Terrie Simpkins of Beauty; 4 sisters, Verlie Moore of Pilgrim, KY, Doris Burton of Carlsbad, NM, and Lexie Varney and Freda Marks, both of Columbus; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4 at Richmodn-Callaham Funeral Home, Warfield Chapel, Inez. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery, Beauty. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

AILIFF, June Dee (May)
1912-1999
June Dee Ailiff, 82, of Fort Gay, died Saturday, May 8 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Ailiff was born Jan 18, 1912 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond W. and Mary Macy May. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Ailiff, in 1996, and 3 brothers, Raymond, Ralph and Bill May. She was a housewife, a piano teacher, a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay and the Missionary Society. Survivors include one son, Daniel Ailiff, of Dallas, TX; 2 daughters, Diana (Jack) Thompson of Louisa and Frances (Robert) Atkins of Grayson, a special niece, Sherry Copley of Fort Gay, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Hayton Tuesday, May 11 at the Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

BOGGS, Sophia (Edwards)
1914-1999
Sophia Edwards Boggs, 85, of Blaine, died Thursday, Apr 29 at Elliott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Boggs was born Feb 28, 1914, in Blaine, a daughter of the late Orlando and Mary White Edwards. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Boggs in 1999, and a son, Mitchell Boggs. She was a housewife and a member of Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Juanita Green of Sandy Hook, Mildred Castle of Blaine and Myrtle Salyers of Stephens, KY, 5 sons, Edgar Boggs of Pickerington, OH, Elmer Boggs of Centerburg, OH, Ralph Boggs of Galena, OH, Darrell Gene Boggs and Earl Boggs, Jr., both of Blaine, 3 sisters, Opal Boggs of Blaine, Mary Boggs and Lacy Gambill both of Pickerington, OH, 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Billy Salyer, Saturday, May 1 at Blaine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Boggs family cemetery, Blaine. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

BOWEN, Larry Keith
1949-1999
Larry Keith Bowen, 49, of Pataskala, OH, died Saturday, May 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Bowen was born Dec 14, 1949, in Louisa, a son of Charles and Jessie (Price) Bowen of Fort Gay, WV. He was preceded in death by one son, Eric Bowen. He worked for Ferguson Steel Co. Additional survivors include his wife, Shirley (Toppins) Bowen of Pataskala, one son, Kevin (Ann) Bowen of Pataskala; one daughter, Kristine Bowen of Pataskala; 2 brothers, Phillip (Lorraine) Bowen and Carl Bowen, both of Fort Gay, one sister, Debbie (Dennis) Davis of Prichard, 3 grandchildren, Katie, Kathy and Kevin Bowen and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, today, May 12 at Warren R. Kauber Funeral Home, Pataskala. Warren R. Kauber Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

CAUDILL, Margie (Berry)
1924-1999
Margie Caudill, 74, of Louisa, died Monday, May 3 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Caudill was born Jun 13, 1925 in Sand Branch, a daughter of the late Jim and Laura Adams Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kirk Caudill. Survivors include 2 daughters, Beulah Hardin of Taylor, MI and Laura Mae Adkins of Louisa and 2 brothers, Jack Berry and Russell Berry both of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Buck Hogston and Noah Wilks, Friday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery, Sand Branch. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

CONLEY, Alta Louisa (Cyrus)
1931-1999
Alta Louise Conley, 68, died Thursday, May 6, in Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Conley was born January 27, 1931, to the late Sheridan and Mary Jane Wilson Cyrus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis R. Conley; 2 brothers, Gene and Ted Cyrus. She was retired from IRD Mechanalysis of Columbus. Survivors include one son, James C. Conley of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Marsha Kessler and Debra A. Conley, both of Columbus; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Lindsey Cyrus, both of Columbus; 2 sisters, Ruby Bunn of Columbus and Ruth Maynard of Louisa; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lee Tabor Monday, May 10, at Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery at Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

CURTIS, Elliott
1904-1999
Elliott Curtis, 94, of  Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday, May 23, at the Riverside Manor Nursing Home, Piketon, OH, after a long illness. Mr. Curtis was born Sep 16, 1904, in Johnson County, a son of the late Clabe and Ellen Nipp Curtis. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Curtis in 1974, one son, Darby Curtis and one step son, Byron Carter. He was a retired employee from American Standard Company and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ida Carter Curtis; 3 sons, Ova Curtis of Lancaster, OH, Raymond Curtis of Kettering, OH and John Curtis of Columbus, one daughter, Marie Fields of Columbus; 3 step sons, 3 step daughters, and one sister, Sarah White of Piketon. Funeral services will be conducted by Elders David E. Thompson and Samuel Murray, Wednesday, today, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

GRIMMETT, Ida (Spaulding)
1922-1999
Ida Grimmett, 76, of Peru, IN, died Thursday, Apr 29 at Dukes Hospital, Peru. Mrs. Grimmett was born Jul 18, 1922 in Webb, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Suzie Evans Spaulding. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Grimmett in 1999. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include 2 sons, Carl B. Grimmett of Peru and Ivan J. Grimmett of Fort Gay, IN, 4 sisters, Ivory Jackson and Jane Chaffins, both of Canterbury, CT, Mima Mullins and Mae Pennington, both of Fort Gay, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Copley Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

HATFIELD, Elsie (Jackson)
1909-1999
Elsie Hatfield, 90, of Fort Gay, died  Sunday, May 23 at her residence. Mrs. Hatfield was born Feb 6, 1909, in Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Alice Bellomy Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Landon Hatfield in 1979. She was owner of Hatfield Grocery at Fort Gay. Survivors include 2 daughters, Geraldine Thompson of Mansfield, OH and Thelma Stanley of Ashland; 2 sons, Herbert (Hoover) Hatfield and Thomas Hatfield, both of Fort Gay, 3 sisters, Susie Rowe of Radnor, Elberta James of Florida and Mildred Smith of Tennessee; 4 brothers, Henry Jackson, Clyde Jackson, Albert Jackson, Jr., all of Radnor and Raymond Jackson of Rittman, OH; 9 grandchildren, Michelle Napier, Shannon Hatfield, Tammy Buches, Cindy Caudill, Bruce Stanley, Ann Martin, Wanda George, Rick Thompson, and Robert Thompson, and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Mack Ray Cyrus and Richard Maynard, Wednesday, today, May 26, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Hatfield Cemetery, Fort Gay. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

HUGHES, John Walter
1953-1999
John Walter Hughes, 46, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, May 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Hughes was born Apr 22, 1953, in Louisa, a son of Clifford and Faye Prince Hughes of Fort Gay. He was preceded in death by one son, James Hughes. He was a mason with N & W Railroad. Additional survivors include one son, John Hughes of Louisa, one daughter, Sonya Hughes of Fort Gay, 4 sisters, Linda Seberson of Seabring, FL, Wanda Hughes of Fort Gay, Shelia Kingsinger of Kula, Hawaii and Sherry Willliamson of Inez, and 3 brothers, Gene Hughes of Louisa, David Hughes of Ashland and Richard Hughes of Fallsburg. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Lenny Brown and Bobby Workman Saturday, May 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

KITTS, Donald Ray
1942-1999
Donald Ray Kitts, 56, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday Apr 27 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Kitts was born Aug 9, 1942, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Arthur and Cora Workman Kitts. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William Kitts. He was a machine operator on the N & W Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Thompson Kitts of Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Mary Ann Bartram and Donna Lynn Kitts both of Fort Gay, 2 sons Michael Kitts of Mansfield, OH, and Mark Kitts of Louisa; 4 brothers, Charles Kitts of Augusta, GA, Les Kitts of Marion, OH, James Luther Kitts of Canton, OH, and Arthur Kitts, Jr., of Fort Gay, 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Thursday, Apr 29 at Oak Grove Church. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

JAMES, John H.
1922-1999
John H. James, 76, of Spurlock Creek, near Prestonsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 13 at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. James was born Aug 30, 1922 in German, KY, a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Martin James. He was a coal miner with Preston Mining Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church Belle Chapel in Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Endicott Music James; one son, Woody James of Louisa, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Keene of Mavisdale, VA; 3 stepson, Milford Music of Parkersburg, WV, Sam Henry Music of Oil Springs, KY, and John D. Music of Prestonsburg; one step daughter, Midge Compton of Prestonsburg; one brother, Frank James of Keene Mountain, VA, 4 grandchildren; one great grandchild; 14 step grandchildren and 16 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Bobby Joe Spencer and Roger Music, Saturday May 15 at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY. Floyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

JOHNSON, Brenda (Boggs)
1960-1999
Brenda Boggs Johnson, 39, of Rush, KY, died Friday, May 21, at her residence after a long illness. Ms. Johnson was born Feb 25, 1960 at Blaine, a daughter of Mary Conley of Louisa. She was a member of the Cannonsburg Church of Christ. Additional survivors include one daughter, Lois May of Ashland, one son, William Boggs of Rush; 5 sisters, Barb Frazier of Ashland, Debbie McCoy of North Carolina, Pam Mathieu of Louisa, Kimberly Ratliff of Paintsville and Audie Mae Carter of Blaine and 3 grandsons. Funeral services were conducted by Minister Teddy Preston, Sunday, May 23 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

MCCOY, Sam
1934-1999
Sam McCoy, 64, of Inez, died Friday, Apr 30, at his residence. Mr. McCoy was born Dec 18, 1934, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Wendell and Ella Blackburn McCoy. Survivors include his wife, Dalla Holstein McCoy of Inez, 3 sons, Samuel McCoy and Daniel McCoy both of Cleveland, OH, and David McCoy of Hardy, KY, one stepson, Michael Pack of Grafton, OH, 5 daughters, Mary Ann Paxton of Bluefield, WV, Brenda Collier and Maxine Huddleston, both of Cleveland, Ruth Huff of Nashville, TN and Pauline Dotson of Blackberry, KY, 3 step daughters, Alice Deanof Nimitz, WV, Sonya Pack Moore of Inez, and Lydia Goble of Debord, KY, one brother, Trigg McCoy of Louisa, 4 sisters, Eva Six and Ida Belle Davis, both of Inez, Tennessee Moore of Columbus, OH, and Irene Blevins of Berea, OH; 26 grandchildren and 14 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Glen Ray Moore, Kevin Davis, and James Albert Moore Tuesday, May 4 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

MCCOY Virginia L. (Seagraves)
1926-1999
Virginia L. McCoy, 72, died Tuesday, Mar 30, at Grant Hospital. Mrs. McCoy was born May 14, 1926, a daughter of the late Rev. Oscar and Annie Seagraves. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard McCoy and 2 sisters, Margaret Seagraves and Carrie Vanmeter. She was retired from White Westinghouse after 30 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Margaret (Norman) LoBell and Patti Brown, one son, Larry (Anita) Brown, grandchildren, Jasen and Stacy Henson, Jennifer Heslop, Melissa Thompson, and Marcus and Matthew Brown, great grandchildren, Jesse and Joshua Heslop, one sister, Mary Wellman and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Daniel L. Curtis and Marcus Atha Saturday, Apr 3 at O. R. Woodyard Co., Chapel. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

MOORE, Dorothy Francis (McDowell)
1929-1999
Dorothy Francis Moore, 69, of Pataskala, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, May 16, in Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Moore was born Nov 5, 1929, in Van Lear, KY, a daughter of the Marie Albright McDowell of Louisa and the late John McDowell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Moore. She was a bus driver and a member of the Reynoldsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Donna Frasure of Kirkersville, OH and Priscilla Robinson of Bryan, OH; 2 sons, Bill Moore of Pataskala and David Moore of Columbus; 2 sisters, Ida Givens of Lexington, KY and Amanda Slone of Louisa; 6 brothers, Bill McDowell of Columbus, Donald McDowell of Louisa, Phil McDowell of Richmond, KY, and John McDowell, Ralph McDowell and Roy McDowell all of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, May 21 at 11 a.m. with burial in Moore Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1999

MOORE, Edith (O’Bryan)
1921-1999’ Edith Maria O’Bryan Moore, 78, of Ashland, KY, died Saturday, May 22, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Moore was born Jan 8, 1921 in Wilbur, KY, a daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Short O’Bryan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irad Moore in 1990. She was a retired nurse, an Assembly of God minister, and a member of Ashland Assembly of God. Survivors include one daughter, Joy Scott of Ashland, one son, Irad (Bob) Moore of Charleston, WV, one sister, Helen Yates of Louisa; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shawn Cox, Monday, May 24 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

SARTIN, Ione (Kirk)
1922-1999
Ione Kirk Sartin, 76, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, May 20 at her residence. Mrs. Sartin was born Oct 6, 1922 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Gus and Minnie Meade Kirk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Sartin in 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Bill) Marcum of Fort Gay, one son, Danny (Darlene) Sartin of Fort Gay,  sisters, Gladys Parsley of Russell, Marie Williams of Flatwoods, Opal Varney of Turkey Creek, KY and Odell Teeters of Kenova, WV, 2 brothers, Clyde Kirk of Chapin, SC and J. C. Kirk of South Williamson, KY; 3 grandsons and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Charlie Martin, Saturday, May 22 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Sartin Cemetery, Fort Gay. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

SIMPSON, Viola Belle (Jordan)
1918-1999
Viola Belle Simpson, 81, died Friday, May 21 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Simpson was born May 6, 1918, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Camillus Jay and Leva Belle Vanover Jordan. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Jordan, a sister, Anna Lee and a sister, Victoria Bush. Survivors include one sister, Icel Webb of Wilmington, OH, and a daughter, Carolyn Cooksey of Salt Lake City, UT. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Park, New Carlisle, OH. Tobias Funeral Home, Inc., Beavercreek, OH was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

THOMPSON, Levi
1944-1999
Levi Thompson, 55, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Apr 28 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born Mar 5, 1944, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Edgar and Sarah Elizabeth Cox Thompson. He was a mechanic and truck driver and a member of United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Rowe Thompson of Louisa, 2 daughters, Loretta Wilburn and Donna Young, both of Louisa, 2 sons, Ricky Thompson and Phillip Thompson, both of Louisa, 2 sisters, Nora Belle Moore and Stella Burgess, both of Louisa, 3 brothers, Harvey Thompson of West Jefferson, OH, Graydon Thompson of Lowmansville and Walter Thompson of Tutor Key and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 1 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Rowe family cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

THOMPSON, Nora
1909-1999
Nora Thompson, 90, of Louisa, died Monday, May 24 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was born Mar 2, 1909 in Little Blaine, a daughter of the late Lonzo and Vian Jordan Estep. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Thompson in 1994. She was a housewife. Survivors include 4 daughters, Betty Wellman and Patty Gussler, both of Columbus, OH, Ruth Ross of Blaine and Delores Goble of Davella, KY; 3 sons, L. C. Thompson of Louisa, Bob Thompson of Columbus, and Maxwell Thompson of Louisa; 27 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Roger Jordan and Rick Cordial, Thursday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church, Louisa. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1999

THOMPSON, Ray
1929-1999
Ray Thompson, 69, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 4 in Vincor Hospital, Louisville. Mr. Thompson was born Sep 10, 1929, in Louisa, a son of the late Marion and Lucy Belle Bates Thompson. He was a retired policeman and a member of Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice M. Thompson of Louisa; 3 daughters, Robin Thompson and Sandy Thompson at home, and Shana Burchett of Louisa; one son, Carson Thompson of Louisa; one sister, Thelma Maynard of Louisa; one brother, Everett Thompson of Ohio and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Teems, Friday, May 7 at Emily Northup Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

THORNSBERRY, Pansy (Slone)
1915-1999
Pansy Marie Thornsberry, 84, of Louisa, died Saturday, May 8 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Thornsberry was born Feb 8,1 915 in Knott County, KY, a daughter of the late Ike and Lourania Owens Slone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thornsberry, in 1987. She was a LPN and worked at Louisa General Hospital and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Penny Thornsberry, of Louisa, 3 sons, Kirby Hoffman of Scottsdale, AZ, Ray Preston Thornsberry of Louisa, and O. Paul Thornsberry of Belleville, MI; one brother, Preston Slone of Kinderville, IN, one sister, Phyllis Hatfield, of Galion, OH, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Bobby Joe Workman and Jamie Thornsberry, Tuesday, May 11 at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Thornsberry Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

TUSSEY, James F. Jr.
1972-1999
James F. (Jimbo) Tussey, Jr., 27, of Adams died Wednesday, May 5, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Tussey was born Feb 15, 1972 in Ypsilanti, MI, a son of Dianne Bailey Tussey of Ypsilanti, and the late James F. Tussey. Additional survivors include his great aunt, Lola Ann Hall of Adams, 5 sisters, Laura Cox of Holly, MI, Tonya Bitnar of Ypsilanti, Teresa Scott of Prestonsburg, Aliceia Bailey of Warfield, KY and Shirley Moore of Tomahawk, KY, 3 brothers, D’Artagnan Wayne Tussey of Ypsilanti, James Sester of Warfield and Tim Sester of Schallotte, NC, great grandfather, James Hall of Adams, 18 nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were conducted By Pastors Donald Cox and Paul Stepp, Saturday, May 8 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

WEBB, Edgar
1932-1999
Edgar Webb, 66, of Louisa, died Thursday Apr 29 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Webb was born Aug 30, 1932, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Carmie and Iness Webb. Survivors include 4 sisters, Eula Spaulding of Fort Gay, Lovis Costigan of Canterbury, CT, Maggie Ham of Mansfield, OH, and Ruby Martin of Lakeworth, FL, one brother, David Webb of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kimbell Copley, Sunday, May 2 at Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Webb Cemetery, Webb, WV. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1999

WEBB, Goldie (Kelly-Perman)
1925-1999
Goldie Kelly Perman Webb, 74, of Greenfield, IN, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday. May 6 in Regency Place. Mrs. Webb was born Feb 23, 1925 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Garfield and Carie Adams Kelly. She was also preceded in death by 2 husbands, Earl Perman in 1989, and Leon Webb in 1999, 2 sons and one daughter. She managed the Thrift Dollar Store in Greenfield from 1964 to 1973 and was a clerk at K-Mart in Greenfield for 15 years, retiring in 1988. Survivors include one son, Gerald E. Perman of Greenfield, 2 daughters, Charlene K. Stohler of Anderson, and Kathy L. Smith of Greenfield; 2 sisters, Mae Frazier and Minerva Adkins, both of Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mark Clark, Monday, May 10 at Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield. Burial was in Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Erlewein Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1999

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BENTLEY, Garland
1927-1999
Garland Bentley, 72, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 5, after an extended illness. Mr. Bentley was born May 29, 1927 in Yatesville, KY, a son of the late Ben F. and Julia Eva Lemaster Bentley. He was a retired steelworker from A.C.F. Industries, Huntington, WV, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Bentley of Louisa, one son, James R. Bentley of Louisa; 4 daughters, Perry Anna Scaggs and Dreama Jordan, both of Louisa, Tamara Sue Adkins of Fort Gay, WV and Julie R. Bryant of Port St. John, FL, 2 sisters, Aileen Cooksey and Doris Browning both of Clyde, OH, one brother, Fredrick Leon Bentley of Louisa and 10 grandchildren. Military services were conducted by American Legion Post 89 and V.F.W. Post 1064, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mike Cox and Roger Jordan Tuesday, Jun 8 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

BERRY, Ethel Lee (Ratcliffe)
1914-1999
Ethel Lee Ratcliffe Berry, 84, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 3 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Berry was born Aug 12, 1914 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William and Lutie Peters Ratcliffe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Ashby Berry. She was a retired employee of the Michigan Bell Telephone Company and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Madeleine LaHaie of Millstone, WV, one son, James Ashby Berry, III, of Wall Lake, MI; and one grandson, Anthony Berry. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Monday, Jun 7 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

BRADLEY, Dempsey W.
1922-1999
Dempsey Wray Bradley, 76, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 21, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Bradley was born Aug 10, 1922 in Christmas, KY, a son of the late George Franklin and Minnie Chaffin Bradley. He was the chief of police for 15 years in Louisa and worked at Ron Perry Auto Mall. He was a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church, an Army veteran of WWII, member of D.A.V. , American Legion and Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his wife, Edith Chadwick Bradley, 3 daughters, Carolyn Wood of Niceville, FL, Janie Edwards of Corning, OH, and Reva Hampton of Raceland, KY; one son, David Bradley of Hurricane, WV, 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Frank Copley and Dean Pittman Thursday, Jun 24 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

BROWNING, Joseph G.
1920-1999
Joseph G. Browning, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Jun 26, at Heritage Center after an extended illness. Mr. Browning was born Mar 15, 1920, in Barnahus, WV, a son of the late Joseph and Ollie Blankenship Browning. He was a coal miner with Island Creek Coal Company, a minister, a member of Stepptown Freewill Baptist Church and a Marine veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Pearl V. Browning of Fort Gay; one daughter, Myrna Rawtasky of Cleveland, OH, 2 sisters, 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Kenny Allen and Jessie Allen, Tuesday, Jun 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa; Burial was in Varney Cemetery, Crum, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

CASTLE, Addie (Dixon-Mollette)
1919-1999
Addie Dixon Mollette Castle, 80, of Blaine, formerly of Martin County, KY, died Wednesday, Jun 23 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born Mar 17, 1919, in Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of the late Edward and Jennie Daniels Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ked Mollett. She was a homemaker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Pauline Plaugher of Lima, OH, Flora Hodge of Bonitta, FL and Jennie Spence of Blaine; 7 sons, Billy Eugene Mollett, Ked Mollett, Jr., Stanley Mollett and Ronnie Mollett, all of Tomahawk, KY, Edgar Mollett of Blaine, Elmo Mollett of Columbus, OH and Freddie Mollett of Boonescamp, KY; 4 sisters, Roseanna Dow and Hattie Ray Grim, both of Tampa, FL, Flora Osborne of Paintsville and Martha Taylor of Strunk, KY; 3 brothers, Walter Dixon and Raymond, both of Tampa, and Chester Dixon of Houston, TX, 46 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harold Conley, Saturday, Jun 26 at Boonescamp Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Mollett Cemetery, Martin County. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

CAUDILL, John Milton
1923-1999
John Milton Caudill, 76, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 6 after an extended illness. Mr. Caudill was born Mar 16, 1923 in Prestonsburg, KY, a son of the late Hobert and Jean Nelson Kelley Caudill. He was a retired state electric inspector, a Kentucky Colonel, an Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Violet Marie Caudill of Louisa, 2 daughters, Judie Heweltt of Louisa, and Brenda J. Barton of Orlando, FL, 3 sons, Minard Bruce Caudill and John M. Caudill, Jr., both of Louisa and Walter David “Buck” Caudill of Morehead; 2 brothers, Hobert Cordle of Bluefield, VA and Douglas Cordle of Whitehouse, OH; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mike Cox, Wednesday, today, Jun 9 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cordle Cemetery, Blaine. Young Funeral Home, Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

CHRYSINGER, Ethel (Hodge-Caperton)
Ethel Marie Caperton Chrysinger, 69, died Wednesday, Jun 9 at her residence in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Chrysinger was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late Oscar Hodge and the late Liss and Miranda (Hodge) Bowen. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 2 children, Joey and Connie. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Joe Chrysinger; 8 children, Tommy, Ronnie, Jackie, Grover, Jimmy, Joan, Jean and Tracy; one brother, Floyd; 2 half brothers, Mac Bowen and June Bowen, both of Louisa, one sister, Elizabeth, 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral service were conducted Sunday Jun 13 at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, Columbus. Private interment at a later date. Schoedinger Hilltop Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

CONLEY, James Elmo
1920-1999
James Elmo Conley, 78, of Catlettsburg died Monday, Jun 14 at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Conley was born Sep 24, 1920, in Louisa, a son of the late Ferd and Mary Skaggs Conley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Elswick Conley in 1997. He was a member of Garrett Chapel Church, a WWII veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include one daughter, Toni Robinette of Erlanger, KY, one son, James Lee Conley of Zelda, 5 grandchildren, Tracee Palen and Michael Conley, both of Kansas City, MO, Wendee Conley of Los Angeles, CA, Christie Lampert of Zelda, and Jamie Carter of Georgetown, KY, and one great grandchild, Ashley Palen of Kansas City. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Bobby Workman Thursday, Jun 17 at 11 a.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ogle Cemetery, Buchanan. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

DAVIS, Ann J. (Lemaster)
1943-1999
Ann J. Lemaster Davis, 56, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, May 30, after an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born Apr 10, 1943, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ollie Thompson Lemaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Davis; one son, Roy Davis, Jr., 2 sisters, Rose Richards and Irene Hankins and 2 brothers, Carl Lemaster and Everett Lemaster. Survivors include 2 sons, Lewie R. Carrington of Mansfield, and Leroy R. Carrington of Gallion, 2 daughters, Twatha L. Sparks and Treva A. Carrington, both of Phoenix, AZ; 4 brothers, Roy Lemaster and Ray Lemaster both of Fort Gay, Lewis Lemaster and Clarence Lemaster both of Shiloh, 2 sisters, Maxine Cyrus of Michigan and Janet Estep of Wisconsin and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Brewer, Thursday, Jun 3, at 2 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lemaster Cemetery, Mill Creek. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 2, 1999

DAVIS, Ota Mae (Duncan)
1909-1999
Ota Mae Davis, 90, of Mobile, AL, formerly of Mt. Sterling and Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 17. Mrs. Davis was born Jan 23, 1909, in Anderson County, TN, a daughter of the late Joshua Henry and Carrie Belle Parrott Duncan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Karl Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include one daughter, Helen Davis Yost of Mobile, AL and 3 grandsons. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Rick Johnson Monday, Jun 21 with burial in Ezel Cemetery. Taul Funeral Home, Inc., Mt. Sterling was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

DIAMOND, Bessie Alice (Bartley)
1913-199
Bessie Alice Diamond, 85, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26, at her residence. Mrs. Diamond was born Dec 14, 1913 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John and Belle Murray Bartley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jay Diamond, in 1962. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Marie D. Hargis of Marietta, Shirley Holbrook of  Denton, KY and Frances Jeane Diamond of Lapeer, MI; one granddaughter, Joyce E. Williamson of Denton, 3 grandsons, Mark Hargis of Jonesboro, GA, William Calvin Holbrook of Florence, KY, and Kevin Eric Ravois of Oxford, MI; 3 great granddaughter, Amy Holbrook of Florence, Jennifer Lynn Crawford of Jackson, GA and Beta Ann Davis of Jonesboro; one great grandson, Donald Griffith of Denton and one great-great granddaughter, Heather Crawford of Jackson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Felty, Tuesday, Jun 1 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

FRASHER, Lucian J.
1912-199
Lucian J. Frasher, 87, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, May 31, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Frasher was born Apr 4, 1912 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Jay Frasher. He was a farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Bartrams Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Frasher of Fort Gay, 2 daughters, Linda Rose of Fort Gay and Karen Marcum of Michigan, one son, Randall J. Frasher of Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Wilma Ross Golf of Huntington, WV and Mary Elliott of Wadsworth, OH, 6 step sisters, Wilma Wellman and Ramona Hatfield, both of Fort Gay, Elizabeth Ann Lambert of Mansfield, OH, Roberts Demalis of Oak Ridge, TN, Linda Stark of Huntington and Ruth McCoy of Proctorville, OH; 2 step brothers, Roy Michael Williams of Fort Gay, and Barry Allen Williams of Lawrenceville, GA; 11 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Willard Robertson, Wednesday, today, Jun 2 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Frasher Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

HAMMOND, Wilma (Maynard)
1914-1999
Wilma Hammond, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Hammond was born Mar 6, 1914 in Clifford, a daughter of the late Lewis and Laura Prichard Maynard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jarrett Hammond in 1970 and one son, Jimmie Ray Hammond. She was a former restaurant owner and a member of New Friendship Church. Survivors include one daughter, Madeline Bentley of Louisa, one son, Bennie J. Hammond of Louisa; one half sister, Glenna Pritt of Charleston, WV, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Bromley Marcum and Brother Sterling Marcum Monday, Jun 14 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Hammond Cemetery, Clifford. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

HANCOCK, Lillian S.
Lillian S. Hancock, of Millbrook, AL, died Thursday, Jun 17 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Monore Hancock; one daughter, Alice Dryden and one grandson, Jamie Wayne Hill. Survivors include 2 daughters, Jane Bowman of Deatsvile, AL, and Ellen Phillips of Lakeview, AZ; one son, Robert Hancock of Birmingham; one grandson, Matthew Phillips and 2 sisters, Dorothy Ellison of Sumiton, AL and Flora Belle Kelley of Gadsden, AL. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jun 21 at the First United Methodist Church, Millbrook. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA on Jul 6. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

HAYTON, Joe Fred
1934-1999
Joe Fred Hayton, 64, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Jun 14 at his residence. Mr. Hayton was born Jul 13, 1934 in Prichard, WV, a son of the late Clarence Edward and Ella Carie Gilkerson Hayton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Irma Thompson Hayton, in 1998. He was a disabled U. S. Navy veteran of Korea and a member of Smith Chapel Church, Louisa. Survivors include 2 daughters, Joetta Rose Hatfield and Sherri Renee May, both of Fort Gay; one son, Joseph Alan Hayton of St. Petersburg, FL; one brother, James David Gilkerson of Fort Gay; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mack Featherolf and Roy Akers Thursday, Jun 17 with burial in Gilkerson Cemetery, Prichard. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

HINKLE, Ermil
1937-1999
Ermil Hinkle, 62, of Louisa, died Friday, Jun 25 at his residence. Mr. Hinkle was born Apr 10, 1937, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Jack and Edna Evans Hinkle. Mr. Hinkle was a retired mechanic with Kermit Lumber Company. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Fitch Hinkle, of Louisa, 5 daughters, Connie Spaulding, Mary Kathern Hinkle and Elsie Mae Bowen, all of West Virginia, and Loretta Mills and Shirley Marie Hinkle, both of Inez, KY, 3 sons, Ermil Hinkle, Jr., and William Ray Hinkle of Inez, and Kenneth Lee Hinkle of Crum, WV; 5 half sisters, 4 half brothers, 2 sisters, Vickie Lou Matthew of Bunkie, LA and Stella Bunch of Las Vegas, NV; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Ernest McCoy Monday, Jun 28, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, Martin County. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

JOBE, Charles Ray
1935-1999
Charles Ray Jobe, 63, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 28, at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Mr. Jobe was born Nov 17, 1935, in Louisa, a son of the late Chester Arthur and Myrtie May Carter Jobe. He was a retired coal miner and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include one son, Charles T. Jobe, of Louisa; 4 daughters, Birdie Hicks, Carol Huff, Lisa DeBoard and Rita Bowens, all of Louisa, one step daughter, Shelia Workman of Louisa; 6 sisters, Rose Mary Pennington of Willard, KY, Doris Workman of Louisa, Lorene McGaffie and Jewell Triplett both of Columbus, OH, Dixie Hensley of Cherryville, KY and Sharon Campbell of Webbville, KY; 2 brothers, Clifford Jobe of Louisa, and Harold Dee Jobe of Columbus; 9 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Larry Sparks, Wednesday, today, Jun 30, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Military services will be performed by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Burial will be in Shadey Grove Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 30, 1999

JOHNSON, Brenda (Boggs)
1960-1999
Brenda Boggs Johnson, 39, of Rush, KY, died Friday, May 21, at her residence after a long illness. Ms. Johnson was born Feb 25, 1960 at Blaine, a daughter of Mary Conley of Louisa. She was a member of the Cannonsburg Church of Christ. Additional survivors include her husband, David Johnson of Rush, one daughter, Lois May of Ashland, one son, William Boggs of Rush; 5 sisters, Barb Frazier of Ashland, Debbie McCoy of North Carolina, Pam Mathieu of Louisa, Kimberly Ratliff of Paintsville and Audie Mae Carter of Blaine and 3 grandsons. Funeral services were conducted by Minister Teddy Preston, Sunday, May 23 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

JORDAN, Arlie, Jr.
1921-1999
Arlie Jordan, Jr., 77 of Blaine, died Wednesday, June 9, at his residence. Mr. Jordan was born Oct 6, 1921 at Rich Creek in Lawrence County, a son of the late Arlie and Merzie Estep Jordan. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lyndel Jordan, Edgel Jordan and Jay Jordan. He was a retired state highway employee, a WWII Army veteran, a member of the Lawrence County Fox Hunters Club for 55 years and attended the Cordel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Hay Jordan of Blaine; one daughter, Janet (John) Hamilton of Blaine; three sons, Roger (Wilma) Jordan, Arlie Gene Jordan and Ray (Faye) Jordan, all of Blaine; three sisters, Hazel (Phillip) Lyons, Dorothy (Kermit) Ward and Jean Sloane, all of Ashland; six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Jordan, Rick Cordial, Bondie Salyer and Elmer Burchwell on Friday, June 11 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. A graveside military service was conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

MAYNARD, Eva Mae
1915-1999
Eva Mae Maynard, 83, of Ulysses, KY, died Tuesday, May 25 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Miss Maynard, was born Sep 16, 1915 in McCombs, KY, a daughter of the late Vernon and Polly Burgett Maynard. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 nieces, one great niece and one great nephew, and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harold Stevens and Harold Dean Burchett Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

MEADE, Earl
1911-1999
Earl Meade, 88, of Louisa, died Saturday, Jun 26, at Three Rivers Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Meade was born Apr 1, 1911 in Richardson, KY, a son of the late Jed and Mary Ratliff Meade. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Miller Meade in 1988. He was a retired construction worker with General Foreman Union Boiler, Nitro, WV, a minister with the United Baptist Church for 60 years and a member of Mt. Olive Church, Richardson, for 64 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Lorene Absten of Columbus, OH, and Juanita Branham of Ashland, KY;  3 sons, Geane Tuney Meade, Loyal “Tip” Meade, and Lloyd Meade, all of Louisa; 2 sisters, Hazel Craft and Sarah Duvall, both of Cincinnati, OH, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jake Crum, Gene Burnett, Gary Jude and Doug Ward Tuesday, Jun 29 at Mt. Olive Church. Burial was in Meade family cemetery at Patrick, KY. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

MEADE, Paul Daniel
1932-1999
Paul Daniel “Dan” Meade, 66, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, May 29 in Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. Mr. Meade was born Jun 11, 1933 in Patrick, a son of Earl Meade of Louisa and the late Flossie Miller Meade. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include 3 daughters, Kathy Quinn of Columbus, Tammy Lemaster of Louisa, and Amy Staley of Westerville, OH; 2 sisters, Lorene Abstin of Columbus and Juanita Branham of Ashland; 3 brothers, Gene Meade, Loyal “Tip” Meade, and Lloyd Meade, all of Louisa; 4 grandchildren, 3 seep grandchildren, one great grandchild, 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes and William Teems, May 31 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Meade family cemetery, Patrick. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

MOORE, James Thomas
1931-1999
James Thomas Moore, 68, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 20, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Moore was born Jun 14, 1931 in Gallup, KY, a son of the late Jerry and Myrtle Hylton Moore. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Laura Beckerhamer and Altheal Chapman. He was a retired county worker. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Frazier Moore of Chapman; 2 daughters, Belinda Robertson of Fort Gay and Connie Moore of Chapman; 2 sons, David Moore and Jerry Moore, both of Chapman; 3 sisters, Ruthie Joe Pigg of Louisa, Charlene Lyons of Chapman and Elizabeth Beckham of Alabama; one brother, Andrew Jackson Moore of Chapman and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Darrell Ratliff Wednesday, today, Jun 23 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa; Burial will be in Gallup Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

PYLE, Curtis H.
1912-1999
Curtis H. Pyle, 87, of Louisa, formerly of Kingston, OH, died Tuesday, Jun 22 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Pyle was born Mar 11, 1912 in Kingston, a son of the late William and Grace Hough Pyle. He was a farmer and a member of the Mason Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Margurite H. Pyle of Louisa, one son, Porter Pyle of Louisa; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Clark Friday, Jun 25 at 11 a.m. Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Parie View Cemetery, Whitstler, OH. Young Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

ROBERTS, Egie Pearl
1915-1999
Egie Pearl Nolan Roberts, 83, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 28, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa after an extended illness. Mrs. Roberts was born Oct 5, 1915, in Busseyville, KY, a daughter of the late James Ferguson and Chloe Clarkson Nolan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Millard Roberts in 1995. She was a housewife. Survivors include one son, Willard Hayward Roberts of Flatwoods, 2 brothers, Herbert Nolan of Corbin, KY and Richard Nolan of Stockdale, OH, and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, today, Jun 30, at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

ROBERTS, Lewis M.
Lewis M. Roberts, 97, died Thursday, Jun 10 at the Columbus Rehabilitation and Subacute Institute. He was a self employed carpenter, and attended Warren Ave. Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Garnet E. Roberts, 4 daughters, Ruth (Harry) Holland, Norma (Eugene) Carpenter, Phyllis (Elvin) Lewis and Janet (Robert) Johnson; 2 sons, Charles H. Roberts and Raymond E. (Peggy) Roberts; 2 brothers, Ellis Roberts and Sam Roberts, 2 sisters, Lelia Saunders and Virgie Hicks, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jeffery Sparks, Monday, Jun 14, at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Columbus, OH. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Bobby Workman, Tuesday, Jun 15 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

SHERMAN, Betty (Sparks)
1918-1999
Betty Sparks Sherman, 81, of Padre Island, TX, formerly of Louisa, died Feb 23. Mrs. Sherman was born Feb 20, 1918, in Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Porter Sparks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sherman. She was a retired nursing assistant with Williamson Memorial Hospital and a member of the Church of God for 40 plus years. Survivors include one daughter, Pattie Sanders of Lavalette, WV, one son, W.D. Sherman, one sister, Juanita Humphreys of Pomeroy, OH, 2 brothers, Charles Sparks of Proctorville, OH and Bill Sparks of Cleveland, OH. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. John Simms Saturday, Jul 3 at 10 a.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 30, 1999

SMITH, Verna (Griffith)
1909-1999
Verna Smith, 89, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 6, after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born Dec 29, 1909, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late James and Arvena Boggs Griffith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Max Smith  and her first husband, Ralph Pelfrey. Survivors include 2 daughters, Anna Arvena Schramm of Tampa, FL and Nina Fraley of Columbus; 3 sons, James Pelfrey of Deberry, FL, Wayne Pelfrey of Delaware, OH and Bob Pelfrey of Placida, FL; 3 sisters, Gladys Ridgeway of California, Auda Romine of Cleveland, OH and Dorothy Ward of Waverly, OH; one step son, Glen May Smith, Jr., of Nemitz, WV; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, today, Jun 9 at 11 a.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

SPENCE, John
1931-1999
John Spence, 68, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26, in Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Spence was born Mar 19, 1931 in Milo, KY, a son of the late Walter and Renda Bowen Spence. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Spence, in 1997. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a coal miner, and a member of the Savage Memorial United Methodist Church, Fallsburg. Survivors include one daughter, Johnda Webb of Georgetown, KY, 2 sons, James Paul Spence and John Allen Spence, both of Nashville, TN; one sister, Emma Jean Copeland of Inez, KY; one brother, Walter Bailey Spence and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jack Savage, Friday, May 28 at Savage Memorial Methodist church. Burial was in Casey Cemetery, Fallsburg. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

TERMEER, Dimples B.
Dimples B. Termeer, 86, of Wesley Glen, OH, formerly of Little Blaine, died Wednesday, May 5 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Termeer was preceded in death by her husbands, Elbert Moore and George Termeer; one brother, Kenneth and one sister in law, Banner Hayes. She was a member of Maize Manor United Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Jean R. (Bill) Knight of South Carolina, and Carolyn (Dick) Winnard of Columbus; one brother, Keith (Julia) Hayes; one sister in law, Dorothy Moore of Kentucky; 5 grandchildren, Karen (Mike) Blessing, Jimmy Amon, Terry (Bob) Cooper, Deb Brown and Vickie (Dale) Damron, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Freshour Saturday, May 8 at the Novak Thurston Funeral Home. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Novak Thurston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 16, 1999

TURNER, Maynard, L.
1922-1999
Maynard L. Turner, 76, of Louisa and Chesapeake, OH, formerly of Huntington, WV, died Friday, Jun 4 at his Louisa residence. Mr. Turner was born Aug 4, 1922 in Huntington, a son of the late Harry A. and Ethleen Maynard Turner. He was a veteran of World War II serving as an engineer in the U. S. Army where he received a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge and a Good Conduct Medal. He was the owner of Turner’s Five and Dime of Louisa, a member of the First United Methodist church in Huntington and the Louisa United Methodist church, where he was the former youth director and Sunday school teacher, a member of the DAV, American Legion and V.F.W. Survivors include his wife and caregiver, Jennie Lee Crank Turner; 5 daughters, Mrs. James K. (Lynette) Miller of Princeton, KY, Mrs. William H. (Beverly) Jackson and Mrs. James S. (Jene) O’Brian, both of Louisa, Mrs. Sean (Shana) Sullivan and Cheri M. Turner both of Ashland; one brother, Harry B. Turner of Denver, CO; and one sister, Betty Lou Hale of Hendersonville, TN; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. David Erenrich, Lander Beal and Pastor Euell Sammons, Monday, Jun 7 at First United Methodist Church, Huntington. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park.  Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

VANHORN, Tony
1943-1999
Tony Vanhorn, 55, of Louisa, died Thursday, Jun 3, at his residence. Mr. Vanhorn was born Sep 1, 1943, in Louisa, a son of the late Brigg and Georgia Muncy Vanhorn. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, June Vanhorn and Ruth Vanhorn and 4 brothers, Willard Vanhorn, Enious Vanhorn, Phenious Vanhorn and Ralph Vanhorn. He was a farmer and a member of Yatesville Community Church. Survivors include 7 sisters, Mollie V. Davis of Telequah, OK, Lucy Mae Hine of Montreal, MO, Virginia Hall of Suffolk, VA, Emma Carter of South Point, OH, Leva Fossom of Ashland, KY, Ruby V. Johnson and Dorothy McLean both of Louisa, 3 brothers, George P. Vanhorn of Columbus, OH, Benny Vanhorn of Braner, OH and Billy C. Vanhorn of Shelbyville, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Dean Pittman Saturday, Jun 5 at Yatesville Community Church, Louisa. Burial was in Vanhorn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 9, 1999

WARFE, Raymond L.
1921-1999
Raymond L. Warfe, 77, of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Jun 17, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Warfe was born Jul 1, 1921. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Cathea Workman Friday, Jun 18 with burial in Lakin Cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 23, 1999

WRIGHT, Darla (Lockridge)
1956-1999

Darla Wright, 43, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 26, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Wright was born Mar 16, 1956 in Henderson, KY, a daughter of Carrol Lockridge of Louisa and Betty Sights Payne of Clearwater, FL. She worked for the U. S. Air Force and was a member of the National Church of God, Oxin Hill, MD. Additional survivors include one daughter, Ashontae Kiasha Wright, at home, 2 sons, William Jamall Wright and Dontae Lamont Wright, both at home, one brother, Jimmie Carrol Lockridge of Louisa, stepfather, David Payne of  Clearwater, and stepmother, Sally Lockridge of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor John Simms Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 2, 1999

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JULY

DHEEL, Emogene (Scites)
1940-1999
Emogene Dhell, 59, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Jul 18, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Dheel was born Jul 18, 1940 in Toler, KY, a daughter of the late Vaughan and Celdra Robinette Scites. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Joe Dheel, of Lowmansville, 3 daughters, Margaret Hale and Jamie Harless both of Louisa and Paula Harmon of Paintsville, 2 sons, Joseph Dheel of Lowmansville and Bobby Dean Stump of Columbus, OH, 4 sisters, Loretta Williamson and Flo Hutchinson both of Columbus, and Jackie Clark of Ontario, Canada, and Peggy Wilkerson of Norchwick, CT; 2 brothers, Charles Scites of Paintsville and Robert Scites of Toler; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Johnny Skaggs, Tuesday, Jul 20, at Lowmansville Church of God. Burial was in Dheel Cemetery, Lowmansville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1999

FLUTY, Lillian Elizabeth (Crum)
1939-1999
Lillian Elizabeth Fluty, 60, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Jul 15, after an extended illness. Mrs. Fluty was born Jan 30, 1939, in Inez, KY, a daughter of the late Dewey and Ella Crum. She was also preceded in death by one son, Rory Lynn Fluty. She was employed with the Wayne County Board of Education and was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Roy Fluty of Fort Gay; 5 daughters, Carolyn Branham, Conchetta Grim and Angie Savage, all of Louisa, Lisa Slone of Prichard, WV and Betty Rose of Telford, TN, one son, Glenn Fluty of Fort Gay and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Sterling Marcum and John Goble, Saturday, Jul 17, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Fluty Lick Cemetery, Fluty Lick. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1999

GILLETTE, Priscilla S.
1933-1999
Priscilla S. Gillette, 65, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday, Jul 7, at her residence in West Alexandria, OH. Mrs. Gillette was born Oct 17, 1933 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Guar and Gladys Fyffe Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Gillette; and 2 brothers, Jamie Ferguson and Hansford Ferguson. She was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, and the owner  of Priscilla’s Properties in West Alexandria. Survivors include 2 sons, John Edward Sorrell of Salt Springs Island, British Columbia and Theodore Earl Gillette, II, of Eaton, OH; 2 daughters, Rachelle Sue Wamsley and Yoshiko Lynn Lipps, both of West Alexandria; 6 brothers, Clete Ferguson of Sandy Hook, Bob Ferguson of Blaine, Ralph Ferguson of Martha, Andy Ferguson of Willard and Don Ferguson and Algar Ferguson, both of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Nina Blythe and Loyd Greenwood, both of Columbus, Elaine Ferguson of Flat Gap and Rosemary Ferguson of Willard  and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Mark Wamsley Speaker, Saturday, Jul 10 at 1 p.m. at the Eldridge Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Burial was in Ferguson family cemetery, Martha. Eldridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1999

MEREDITH, Forest A.
1961-1999
Forest Andrew Meredith, 37, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Jul 18 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Meredith was born Sep 18, 1961, in Louisa, a son of Frank and Iolene Fortner Meredith of Fort Gay. He was an Army veteran and a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Christena Meredith of Fort Gay; one daughter, Nicole Summer Meredith of Fort Gay, 2 brothers, Terry Meredith and Chester Meredith both of Fort Gay; and 2 sisters, Margaret Sturgill of Fort Gay and Dixie Kitchen of Fallsburg. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard Wednesday, today, Jul 21 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Meredith family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1999

MOORE, Christine (Fitch)
1928-1999
Christine Fitch Moore, 71, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jul 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was born Feb 18, 1928 in Nats Creek, KY, a daughter of the late David Fitchpatrick and Nora Dove Fraley. She was a homemaker and a member of Richardson Chapel Church. Survivors include her husband, Harm Moore of Louisa; 5 daughters, Elnora Meade, Linda McKinnon and Edith Spradlin, all of Louisa, Darlene Meade of Gallipolis, OH and Lois Davis of Paintsville, 4 sons, Harm Allen Moore, Jerry Moore and Timmy Moore, all of Louisa and Alfred Moore of Ashland, 2 sisters, Bessie Laney of Louisa and Eva Chaffin of Beauty, KY; 2 brothers, Milton Fitch and Patrick Fitchpatrick both of Louisa; 35 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Brothers Tommy Meade and Darrell Ratliff Wednesday, today, Jul 28 at 11 a.m. at Richardson Chapel Church. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1999

PRESLEY, Connie Louise (Moore)
1946-1999
Connie Louise Moore Presley, 52, of Webbville, KY, died Monday, Jul 5. Mrs. Presley was born Oct 10, 1946, at Bogart, MO, a daughter of the late Redmond and Florence Moore. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Hubert G. Presley of Webbville, 2 daughters, Martha Louise Dutton of Van Lear and Brenda Sue Sweeny of Inez, 2 sisters, one brother, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Buck Hogston, Wednesday, today, Jul 7 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Clevenger Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1999

PRESTON, Adam Shane
Adam Shane Preston, infant was stillborn, Wednesday, Jun 30, 1999. Survivors include his parents, Chris and Lisa Preston of Inez, KY, one brother, Joshua Preston at home, paternal grandparents, Colonel and Virginia Preston and maternal grandparents, George (Duke) Kirk and Wanda Kirk of Columbus, OH. Graveside services were conducted by Pastor Lonnie Ratliff Thursday, Jul 1 with burial in Preston Cemetery, Big Laurel. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 7, 1999

SMITH, Jessie (Dalton)
1906-1999
Jessie Dalton Smith, 92, of Fallsburg died Thursday, Jul 22, at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born Oct 6, 1906 in Webbville, a daughter of the late John M. and Effie Brooks Dalton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Smith in 1983. She was a former teacher in the Lawrence County school system and a Baptist. Survivors include one sister, Essie  Kelly of Fallsburg, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Hughes, Sunday, Jul 25 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 28, 1999

SPARKS, Charles Russell
1914-1999
Charles Russell Sparks, 85, of Blaine, died Thursday, Jul 15, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Sparks was born Mar 5, 1914, in Blaine, a son of the late Lincoln and Jane Hale Sparks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sparks, in 1998. He was a retires state highway employee and a member of Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Gertrude Barker of Dayton, OH, 5 sons, Kenneth Sparks of Blaine, Larry Sparks of LaPorte, IN, Arnold Sparks of Milton, KY, Lincoln Sparks of Grayson, KY, and Michael Sparks of Columbus, OH; 22 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roger Ross, Sunday, Jul 18, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Sparks family cemetery, Blaine. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 21, 1999

WELLMAN, Alfred D.
1940-1999
Alfred David Wellman, 58, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Jul 8 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Wellman was born Jul 19, 1940 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Fred Wellman and Zelpha Frasher Wellman of Fort Gay. He was a janitor with the Wayne County Board of Education and a member of Upper Tabors Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include one sister, Ethel Haslett of Prichard, WV, one brother, Elbert A. Wellman of Fort Gay and special friend, Gloria McKinney of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jim Cavins and Richard Maynard, Saturday, Jul 10 at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Frasher Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jul 14, 1999

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AUGUST

ADKINS, Alice (Wellman)
Alice Adkins, 74, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Aug 18 at Kobacker House. Mrs. Adkins was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Jay and Flossie Wellman. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jack Wellman, Kenneth Wellman and Lucian Wellman and Lucian’s wife, Willie Wellman.  Survivors include her husband, Harris Adkins, of Columbus, one son, Gail H. (Susan) Adkins of LaGrange, GA; one sister, Mary (Gary) Blake, 3 brothers, Buell (Maxine) Wellman, Lon Wellman, and Loran (Eskelay) Wellman, one sister in lawn, Reva Wellman, 2 granddaughters, Jennifer (Cole) Maddox of Atlanta, GA and Sarah Adkins of Sharpsburg, GA and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Richard Hensley Saturday, Aug 21 at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Graumlich and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

BELCHER, Cameron Lafe
1999-1999
Cameron Lafe Belcher was stillborn Friday, Aug 6 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparent, Arlie Jr. Jordan. Survivors include his parents, Anthony Charles and Teresa Hamilton Hayes Belcher of Blaine; one brother, Brandon Michael Hayes at home; one sister, Chelsey Breanna Belcher at home; maternal grandparents, John Lowell and Janet Jordan Hamilton of Adams; paternal grandparents, Robert and Edith Belcher of Waldorf, MD; and maternal grandmother, Beulah Hay Jordan. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Roger Jordan on Monday, Aug 9 at the Hamilton Family Cemetery, Blaine. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1999

CURNUTTE, Charles M.
1936-1999
Charles M. Curnutte, 63, of Dayton, OH, died Wednesday, Aug 11 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton. Mr. Curnutte was born Jun 1, 1936, in Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Alva and Dovie Castle Curnutte. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice  Curnutte in 1986 and 2 sisters, Alva Jean Curnutte and Mae Back. He was retired from Siemens Mfg., and a member of the Moose Lodge, Urbana, OH. Survivors include a special friend, Jeri Patenaude of Huber Heights, OH, 3 sons, Edward (Darla) Curnutte of San Angelo, TX, David (Traci) Curnutte of Urbana, and Danny (Molly) Curnutte of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Virginia (Elon) Daniels of Elwood, IN, Ruth (Tom) Watson of Columbus, and Faye (David) Shama of Upper Arlington, OH; 2 brothers, David (Mary) Curnutte of Louisa and Robert (Alice) Curnutte of Raceland, KY; and 6 grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Lindsey, Abigail, Brantley and Katy. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Earl McCall Saturday, Aug 14 at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa.  Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1999

FITCH, Luther
1937-1999
Luther Fitch, 62, of Louisa, died Thursday, Aug 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Fitch was born Jul 9, 1937, in Nolan, WV, a son of the late Jim and Virgie Elkins Fitch. He was a retired laborer and a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janot Matson Fitch of Louisa; 2 daughters, Nicki Patricia Sweeney and Lisa Anne Fitch, both of Louisa; 5 sons, Douglas L. Fitch of Gainesville, FL, Johnathan M. Fitch of Fort Gay, WV, Jeffery Scott Fitch of Sidney, OH, and Luther Dale Fitch and Jim Mathew Fitch, both of Louisa; 3 sisters, Evalue Mullett of Fort Gay, Violet Ferguson of Dayton, OH, and Sylvia Miller of Charley, 4 brothers, Carson Fitch of Troy, OH, Jessie Fitch of Kermit, WV, Vernon Fitch and Clyde Fitch both of Louisa; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mike Cox Sunday, Aug 15 at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1999

FOWLER, Lee Roy
1959-1999
Lee Roy Fowler, 40, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, Aug 1, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Fowler was born Feb 4, 1959, in Louisa, a son of LeRoy and Carrie Jean Thompson Fowler of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include 3 daughters, Rebecca D. Fowler, LeAnn Fowler, and Kimberly Lynn Fowler, all of Louisa, 2 sisters, Karen Jean France and May Jo Saul, both of Louisa, and 2 brothers, Ewings Fowler of Louisa and Howard Fowler of Fort Gay. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Herman Wellman, Wednesday, today, Aug 4, at 11 a.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

FRASHER, Myrtle Lee (Portis)
1910-1999
Myrtle Lee Portis Frasher, 89, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jul 28 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mrs. Frasher was born Jan 26, 1910, in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Henry A. and Ida Florence See Portis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lace Frasher and one son, Jack L. Frasher. Survivors include one daughter, Patty Wallace of Louisa, one son, Charles Portis Frasher of Louisa, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, Saturday, Jul 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

FRASHER, Otto
1920-1999
Otto Frasher, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Jul 29 at his residence. Mr. Frasher was born Mar 5, 1920 in Wayne, WV, a son of the late Barney William and Dovey “Eva” Judd Frasher. He was a former auto worker with Fisher Body in Cleveland, OH, and a U. S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bailey Frasher, 4 sons, James Frasher of Wellington, OH, William Frasher and David Frasher, both of Fort Gay and Garry Frasher of Chillicothe, OH, 2 daughters, Carol Johnson and Bonnie Gridley, both of Cleveland, 4 brothers, Pearly Glen Frasher, Bobby Joe Frasher, Darrell Frasher, and Denver Frasher, all of Fort Gay; 8 sisters, Opal Thompson, Geneva Rowe, Dora Gilkerson, Vivian Hoosier, Phyllis Featheroff, and June Taylor, all of Fort Gay, Nora Ferguson of Hillman, MI and Pauline Stevens of Huntington, WV; 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Mack Featheroff, Sunday, Aug 1 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

HAYES, Dorothy E. (Adams)
1935-1999
Dorothy E. Hayes, 64, of Jonesboro, TN, died Wednesday Aug 4, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hayes was born May 13, 1935 in Adams, a daughter of Thelma Payne Adams of Mays Lick and the late Elbert Adams. She was a housewife. Additional survivors include her husband, Jack Hayes; a daughter, Mary K. Noble of Lewisville, TN; a son, James E. Hayes of Jonesboro; a sister, Joyce Priode of Louisa; and five brothers, Junior Adams and James Adams, both of Mayslick, Fred Adams, of Columbus, OH, Donald Adams of Louisa and Ronnie Adams of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Tony Oliver. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1999

JACKSON, Susie (Maynard)
1975-1999
Susie Maynard Jackson, 23, of Inez, KY, died Friday, Jul 30, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Jackson was born Dec 16, 1975, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Bobby J. and Brenda Maynard. Additional survivors include her husband, Walter Jackson, Jr., one son, Justin Allen Jackson, and one daughter, Breanna Nichole Crum. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Kenneth B. Jude, Sabert Nichols and Granville Sweeney Tuesday, Aug 3 at Sidney Old Regular Baptists church. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Petercave. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

JAKES, Odith (Patton)
1926-1999
Odith P. Jakes, 73, of Dallas, TX, died Monday, Aug 16 at Zale Lipshy Medical University Hospital, Dallas. Mrs. Jakes was born Mar 26, 1926 in Marion, AL, a daughter of the late Richard and Suzie Patton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ernest L. Jakes, Sr., 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. She was an educator, teaching in Muncie, IN, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Charleston, WV, a representative with the Employment Office of Equal Opportunity for the state of West Virginia, received a Bachelor’s degree in Science, history and Home economics from Tuskeege University, a Master of Science degree in psychology from the West Virginia School of Graduate Studies, a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Marion, and a member of Vandalia Baptist Church, Charleston. Survivors include 2 sons, Ernest L. Jakes, Jr., and Bishop T. D. Jakes, one daughter, Jacqueline Jakes Sedgwick; 3 sisters, Annie Lee Patton, Vera Palmer and Sara Sanders, 4 brothers, William Patton, Caleb Patton, Herman Patton and Napoleon Patton, 8 grandchildren, Jamar, Jermaine, Cora, Sarah, Dexter, Tamara, and Kimberly Jakes and Kelly Sedgwick, one great grandchild, Isaac Jordan Sedgwick and several nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and admirers. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug 21 at Potter’s House Church of Dallas. Burial was in Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas. A special Odith P. Jakes Education Fund has been established to recognize her accomplishments and allow a legacy of educational excellence to continue. The fund will be used to establish academic scholarships and other educational programs. Donations to the fund may be sent by wire to Inwood National Bank of Dallas, or mailed to Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc. Odith P. Jakes Educational Fund, Attention: Rosa Brown, P. O. box 5390, Dallas, TX, 75208

JUSTICE, Mary Louise (Workman)
1925-1999
Mary Louise Justice, 74, of Catlettsburg, died Friday, Aug 13 at her residence. Mrs. Justice was born Jun 30, 1925 in Radnor, WV, a daughter of the late John and Lilly Hampton Workman. She was a former secretary with Ohio National Bank in Columbus, OH, attended Burnaugh Baptist Church, and was a member of First Assembly of God in Rock Hill, SC. Survivors include her husband, Glen Justice; one son, Mark E. Justice of Grayson, KY, one stepson, Charles Justice of Delbarton, WV; 2 brothers, Claude Workman of Ashland, KY and Samuel J. Workman of Catlettsburg; 3 sisters, Juanita Mae Johns of Louisa, Thelma Zag of Columbus and Wilma Ruth Douglas of Tollesboro; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Pete Miller Monday, Aug 16, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Aug 18, 1999

JUSTICE, Victoria (Rule)
1910-1999
Victoria Justice, 88, of Webbville, died Friday, Aug 20 at Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson. Mrs. Justice was born Oct 19, 1910, in Cherokee, a daughter of the late John and Ellen Wells Rule. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Thomas Justice in 1970, one son, Thomas Justice and 2 daughters, Myrtle Wellman and Rebecca Young. She was a member of Friendly Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Charles Justice and Freddie Justice, both of Columbus, OH; 4 daughters, Edna M. Dunn of Columbus, Virgie Ramey and Anna Ramey both of Webbville and Kathleen York of Geneva, OH; 44 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and 38 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Buell Webb and John Pelphrey Monday, Aug 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

LYON, Nannie Ruth (Shannon)
1911-1999
Nannie Ruth Lyon, 88, of Cincinnati, OH, died Wednesday, Aug 18, in Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Mrs. Lyon was born Jul 18, 1911, in Chapman, KY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Myrtle Jane Peters Shannon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lyon, in 1995. She was a cosmetology instructor at Mayo State Vocational School, Paintsville. Survivors include one daughter, Sibyl (Curry) Meece of Cincinnati, 2 sisters, Patsy Wright of Louisa and Charlene Snedegar of Frankfort, KY; 2 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dennis Meece Saturday, Aug 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

MAYO, William R.
1917-1999
William R. Mayo, 82, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Aug 4 at his residence. Mr. Mayo was born Jun 1, 1917, in Ceredo, WV, a son of the late William and Edna Plymale Mayo. He was a retired pressman, a veteran, a member of Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM and a member of American Legion Post 93. Survivors include his wife, Amy Moore Mayo, of Louisa; one daughter, Erin Brown of Louisa, one son, Larry Mayo of Wheaton, IL, one brother, Hershel Mayo of Kenova, WV and 4 grandchildren. Masonic rites were conducted Thursday, Aug 5 at Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug 6 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Harmon Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1999

MCCOY, Carole Jean (Preece)
1939-1999
Carole Jean McCoy, 60, of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 6 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, KY. Mrs. McCoy was born Mar 18, 1939, in Louisa a daughter of Marie Skaggs Preece of Louisa and the late Malcolm T. Preece, Jr. She was a cafeteria manager at Louisa Middle School and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her husband, Edd McCoy of Louisa; 3 daughters, Sherry Compton, Luanne Kelly and Edra Vinson, all of Louisa, one sister, Judy S. Parks of Fort Gay, WV, one brother, Malcolm T. (Bud) Preece of Louisa, 5 grandchildren, Kyla, Cody, Blake, Austin and Taylor. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Venny Vanhoose and Doug Kelly Monday, Aug 9, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Hay-Muncy Cemetery, Smokey Valley, KY. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1999

NEAL, James Lawrence
1923-1999
James Lawrence Neal, 76, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, Aug 17. Mr. Neal was born Feb 17, 1923, in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Jake and Hattie Webb Neal. He was a retired machinist with York International, a U. S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Baptist faith. Survivors include 2 sisters, Charlene Kitchen and Imogene Wilson of Webbville. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Webb Wednesday, Aug 18 at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

PRATT, Fred, Jr.
1924-1999
Fred “Dude” Pratt, Jr., 75, of Genoa, WV, died Wednesday, Jul 28, at his residence. Mr. Pratt was born Aug 27, 1924 in Grassy, WV, a son of the late Fred and Grace Hampton Pratt. He was a retired school bus driver with the Wayne County Board of Education, a WWII Army veteran and a member of Wilson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Vangie Porter Pratt of Genoa; one daughter, Diana Jordan of Huntington, WV, one son, Darrell Pratt of Prichard, WV; 6 sisters Bertha Gibson of Genoa, Racine Emery of Kenova, WV, Dorothy Ross of Radnor, WV, Betty Jo Hollis of Huntington, Lois Cremans of St. Albans, WV, and Patty King of Columbus, OH, 3 brothers, Ralph Pratt of Huntington and Don Pratt and Willis Pratt both of Mansfield, OH, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Richard Maynard and Mack Ray Cyrus, Saturday, Jul 31 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Workman Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

THOMPSON, Bud
1915-1999
Bud Thompson, 83, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Jul 31 after an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born Aug 25, 1915 in Mill Creek, WV, a son of the late Frank and Ora Hunt Thompson. He was an electrician with Mansfield Telephone. Survivors include his wife, Mavis Thompson of Fort Gay; one daughter, Carolyn Nix of Fort Gay and one sister Mildred Artrip of Fort Gay and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 4, 1999

THOMPSON, Ronnie, Ray, II
1982-1999
Ronnie Ray Thompson, II, 16, of Ulysses, KY, died Tuesday, Aug 17. Ronnie was born Nov 3, 1982, in Louisa, a son of Ronnie Thompson, Sr., of Lowmansville, KY and Donna Hall Church of Ulysses. He was a student at Lawrence County High School, Louisa. Additional survivors include his step father, Gary Church, 3 sisters, Tabitha Charles of Lowmansville, and Nashela Kimble and Candi Kimble, both of Ulysses; one brother, John Michael Skaggs of Ulysses, maternal grandparents, Raymond “Dock” and Joyce Griffith Hall of Adams, KY, paternal grandparents, Hobart and Ethyl Pack Thompson of Charley, KY, one niece and one nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Randy Martin and Roger Jordan Saturday, Aug 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Adams. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

WELLMAN, Eva (Bentley)
Eva Bentley Wellman, 98, of Barnesville, GA, died Thursday, Aug 5, in the Heritage Inn Nursing Home. Mrs. Wellman was born in Louisa, a daughter of the late John Milton Bentley, Jr. and Ann Kelley Bentley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E. W. (Smokey) Wellman. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one granddaughter, Nancy Williams, Milledgeville; 2 great granddaughters, Cissy Ridgeway Griffin and Aneva Cloud Hampton and 5 great-great granddaughters. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Franklin Gibson Saturday, Aug 7 at Lamar Memory Gardens. Haisten-Martin Funeral Home, Barnesville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 11, 1999

WELLMAN, Willie
Willie Wellman, 77, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Aug 15, at Whetstone Garden and Care Center. Mrs. Wellman was born in Lawrence County, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien G. Wellman and one sister, Ida Mae Hughes. She was a lifetime member of North Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Lucien “Glenn” (Alice) Wellman of Johnstown, OH and Charles (Shirley) Wellman of Hilliard, OH; 2 daughters, Marian “Sissy” (Dan) Clark of New Bern, NC and Linda (Dave) Wycuff of Grove City, OH; 2 sisters, Marie Adams (caregiver) of Columbus and Mary E. Wellman of Flatwoods, KY; 8 grandchildren, Lucien G. III, Michele, Kristina, Mandi, Stephanie, Michael, Megan and Zachary; 4 great grandchildren, Hayden, Aaron, Keaton and Alec; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Chadwick Thursday, Aug 19, at Long Funeral Home. Burial was in Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville, OH. Skunza Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Aug 25, 1999

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BRANHAM, J. T.
1923-1999
Edgar Allen (J.T.) Branham, 76, of Tampa, FL, died Saturday, Sep 11, at his residence. Mr. Branham was born in Louisa, a son of the late Ned and Effie Moore Branham. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joy Moore Branham. He was retired from the construction business and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include one son, David Branham of Tampa, one daughter, Dr. Linda Rhodes of Lake Mary, FL, 2 sisters, Dorothy McIntyre and Thelma Stewart, both of Irvine, CA and 2 grandsons. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

BRYANT, Fred
1913-1999
Fred Bryant, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, Aug 28 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Bryant was born Oct 5, 1913 in Cordell, KY, a son of the late Jay and Nora Young Bryant. He was also preceded in death by wives, Myrtle Adkins Bryant in 1968 and Lucinda Steele Bryant in 1994; 2 sons, Jimmy Ray Bryant and Jackie Bryant; 2 brothers and one sister. He was a retired railroad car inspector with Pennsylvania Rail Road and a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 5 daughters, Nora Jane Larkin and Betty Jo Myers both of Columbus, OH, Mary Ann Borror of Orient, OH, Patricia Ann Miller of Grove City, OH and Peggy Lee Rasowicz of Westmont, IL; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Brian and Tim Scott, Jackie, Jodi, Jenny and Judy Borror, Michael Gabriel and Holly Gabriel Anton and Vincent Pasowicz, and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mike Cordle and Randy Martin, Monday, Aug 30, at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

BUNN, George Elwood
1921-1999
George Elwood Bunn, 78, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Sep 12, at his residence. Mr. Bunn was born Apr 29, 1921 in Columbus. He was a member of Amvets #1312, Eagles #2244 and a U. S. WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cyrus Bunn of Columbus and one son, Thomas Bunn. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

BURCHETT, Opie
1928-1999
Opie Burchett, 71, of Louisa, died Friday, Aug 27 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Burchett was born Aug 10, 1928 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Joseph and Florence Coburn Burchett. He was a retired worker with the Big Sandy Plant and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janie Burchett of Louisa; 2 sons, James (Angie) Burchett and Kevin (Shana)  Burchett, both of Louisa; 2 grandchildren, Mason Ray Burchett and Erin Arlene Burchett, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bobby Workman, Sunday, Aug 29, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Hewlett-Burchett Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

BURTON, Lulie (Isaac)
1927-1999
Lulie Burton, 71, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 6. Mrs. Burton was born Dec 17, 1927, in Floyd County, KY, a daughter of the late Grandville and Roseanna Isaac. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, John R. Burton of Louisa; one daughter, Stella Clay of Catlettsburg; 3 sons, Curtis Lee Hall of Jackson, OH, David Hall of Ohio, and Lacy Hall, Jr., of Louisa; 2 sisters, Eloise Lemaster and Betsy Sherick, 6 brothers, Craner Isaac, Grady Isaac, Claude Isaac, Johnny Isaac, Doug Isaac, and Theodore Isaac; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Doug Kelley, Wednesday, today, Sep 8 at 1 p.m. at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bowe Cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1999

CHAFFIN, Charley
1902-1999
Charley Chaffin, 97, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 11, at Three Rivers Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Chaffin was born Aug 14, 1902, in Christmas, KY, a son of the late Kennis David and Jennie Short Chaffin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Kitchen in 1971. He was a retired steel worker and a member of the Twin Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Denver Chaffin of Louisa and Kennis Chaffin of Bradenton, FL; 5 grandchildren, Denver Chaffin, Jr., of Louisa, Angel Chaffin of Cincinnati, OH, David, Mark and Tim Chaffin, all of Bradenton, 5 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Diamond, Tuesday, Sep 14 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

COPLEY, Sarah R. (Chaffin)
1906-1999
Sarah R. Copley, 93, of Crum, WV, died Friday, Sep 17 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Copley was born Sep 16, 1906, a daughter of the late Henry and Vicie Chaffin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Copley, one daughter, Virginia Copley and one son, Monroe Copley, Jr. She was a housewife, and a member of the Apostolic Church of God, Bear Creek, KY. Survivors include 4 daughters, Lexie Short of Batavia, OH, Betty salmons of Marysville, OH, Reba Bowens of Fort Gay and Judy Daniels of Westerville, OH; 4 sons, Earnest Copley of Fort Gay, Ermel Copley of Greenup, KY, Claude Copley of Webb, WV, and Ralph Copley of Crum, 39 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gary Mounts Sunday, Sep 19 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Copley Cemetery, Webb. Young  Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1999

CRUM, Donald
1911-1999
Donald Crum, 87, of Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Sep 23 after an extended illness. Mr. Crum was born Oct 2, 1911, in Delbarton, WV, a son of the late Samuel and Eliza Farrell Crum. He was postmaster with the Delbarton Post Office for 15 years, a member of Connolly Memorial Baptist Church, a former member of Mingo County Board of Education, a former member of Delbarton City Council, a Kentucky Colonel and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emma H. Crum of Catlettsburg, one daughter, Donna Kay O’Brien of Catlettsburg, one son, Donald H. Crum of Hurricane, WV, one sister, Rosa Sparks of Paintsville, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Steve Fridenmaker Sunday, Sep 26 at Connolly Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

DANIELS, John F.
1917-1999
John F. Daniels, 82, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Sep 24, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Daniels was born Jan 8, 1917, in Glenwood, KY, a son of the late Harvey and Lottie Hicks Daniels. He was a laborer for the N & W Railroad and a U. S. WW II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emogene F. Daniels of Fort Gay, 2 sons, Bobby Daniels and Jimmy Daniels both of Fort Gay, one daughter, Nancy Young of Jacksonville, FL, one sister, Tinnie Fugitt of Rush, KY, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Bill Short, Bill Hay, and Kimble Copley, Monday, Sep 27, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Graveside military rites were performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

EAST, Lelia A. (Denney)
1916-1999
Lelia A. East, 83, of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 9, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. East was born Jan 30, 1916, in Ashland, KY, a daughter of the late Howard Denney and the late Bessie Layne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry T. East. She was a homemaker and a member of Madison Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Pickrell of Louisa; 5 sons, Thomas East and David East, both of Columbus, OH, Richard East of McArthur, OH, James East of Florida and John East of Athens, OH; 22 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sep 14, at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur. Burial was in Madison Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, McArthur. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

FRALEY, James Harvey
1946-1999
James Harvey Fraley, 53, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, Sep 22. Mr. Fraley was born Jun 16, 1946, in Three Forks, KY, a son of Ezra and Ruby Pauley Fraley of Louisa. He was an employee of Jeffrey Mining Company of Columbus, a member of VFW, DAV, American Legions and a U. S. Navy Veteran. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Betty (Billy) Shepherd of West Jefferson, OH, and Linda (Ken) Kulakowski of Heath, OH, one brother, Freddie (Thelma), Fraley of Louisa and several nieces  and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sep 26 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

HARDIN, Thomas J.
1913-1999
Thomas J. Hardin, 86, of Augusta, KY, formerly of Louisa, Thursday, Sep 9, at Meadowview Medical Center, Maysville, KY. Mr. Hardin was born Aug 17, 1913 in Louisa, a son of the late Harvey and Bessie Moore Hardin. Survivors include one brother, J. D. Hardin of Louisa, 2 sisters, Virginia Romine of Auburn, IN and Lee Ann Salyer of Johnstown, OH and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roger Jordan Sunday, Sep 12 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

HATFIELD, Thomas
1932-1999
Thomas Hatfield, 67, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Aug 24 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Hatfield was born Mar 5, 1932 in Octavia, KY, a son of the late Landon and Elsie Jackson Hatfield. He was retired from Armco Steel Corp., Ashland, KY, a member of Bartram Chapel Church and a mason. Survivors include his wife, Nell Dora Hatfield of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Cynthia (James) Caudill and Tammie ( Tim) Buches, both of Fort Gay; 2 sisters, Thelma Stanley of Ashland and Geraldine Thompson of Mansfield, OH; one brother, Hoover Hatfield of Fort Gay and 2 grandchildren, Seth Caudill and Samantha Buches. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Richard Maynard, Bill Short and Bobby Daniels, Friday, Aug 27 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

JOHNSON, Lacy
1915-1999
Lacy Johnson, 84, of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 9 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born May 30, 1915 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late John and Rosie Spence Johnson. He was also preceded in death by one son, Danny. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Chapman Johnson, 7 daughters, Virginia Suggs of Alcoa, TN, Opal McCallister, Flo Pack, Elizabeth (David) Sester, Gloria (Roger) Hylton, Sherry (Lowell) Smith, and Bertha Mae (Melvin) Pack, all of Louisa, 5 sons, Bud (Patricia) Johnson, Wilson (Kim) Johnson, William (Rose) Johnson and David Johnson, all of Louisa and Paul (Ann) Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, one sister, Ruby Osborn of Inez, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Teddy Preston, minister, Sunday, Sep 11 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

KIDD, James W.
1908-1999
James W. Kidd, 91, of Mansfield, OH, died Wednesday, Sep 15 at Mifflin Care Center following an extended illness. Mr. Kidd was born Jun 26, 1908, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Ernest and Mazella Endicott Kidd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith M. Holt Kidd, 3 sons, Donald, Artie and Jimmy Kidd, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a retired project superintendent from U. S. Corps of Engineers at Charles Mill Dam and a United States Army WWII veteran. Survivors include 2 daughters, Patty (John) Hamilton of Ashland, OH, and Mazella “Mae” (Ed) Seamour of Mansfield, one son, Iliff (Susan) Kidd of Lakewood, CO, 2 daughters in law, Hazel Kidd Johnson of Florida and Brenda Kidd Mace of West Virginia; one sister, Tina Mae Zeisler of Chillicothe, OH, 24 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Eric Thoman Saturday, Sep 18. Military graveside services were conducted with burial in Windsor Park Cemetery. Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, were in charge of arrangements.   Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1999

KISE, David Arther
1914-1999
David Arther Kise, 85, of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, Aug 24, at the Veteran’s Hospital, Huntington, after a brief illness. Mr. Kise was born Oct 28,1 914 in Kise, KY, a son of the late William and Ollie Carter Kise. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kise. He was a disabled veteran. Survivors include one niece, Nancy Hearn of Wilmington, NC; 2 great nieces, one great nephew and one cousin, Bob Kise of Kise. Graveside services for the interment of his ashes will be in the Kise Cemetery this coming October. Arrangements are incomplete. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

LACKEY, James Q., III
1928-1999
James Q. Lackey, III, 71, died Wednesday, Sep 15 at his residence. Mr. Lackey was born Jul 27, 1928, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late J. Q. and Ellen H. Lackey of Louisa. He grew up in Louisa, graduated from Louisa High School and the University of Kentucky with a BS degree in metallurgical engineering. He worked for E. I. Dupont Engineering Services Division and retired as principal consultant of materials. He was associate director of Material Technology Institute, president of Meteor Consulting, a life member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, where he served in various appointments on the executive committee. He received the Brannon Award for his outstanding achievement in the field of corrosion, was a life member of the American Society of Metals, a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church and served on the vestry of Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, SC. He was also a life member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and contributed many hours to other community activities. Survivors include his wife, Martha G. Lackey, one son, James Q. Lackey, IV, of Santa Fe, NM, 2 daughters, M. Ellen (Bruce W.) Haupt of Merritt Island, FL and Rebecca L. (Sidney A.) Phillips of Greensboro, NC; one brother, Marcus H. (Yvonne) Lackey of Circleville, OH; 4 grandsons, Devin Q. Lackey of Santa Fe, NM, B. J. Haupt and Edward T. Haupt of Merritt Island, FL and Sidney A. Phillips, III, of Greensboro; 2 granddaughters, Amelia G. Phillips and Alison Q. Phillips both of Greensboro; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sep 21 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Greensboro. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1999

LEMASTER, Clarence O.
1926-1999
Clarence O. Lemaster, 73, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 13, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Lemaster was born Aug 20, 1926, in Louisa, a son of the late Troy and Ola Lemaster. He was a retired Regina agent, for North American Van Line, pastor of Moores Chapel Church, a WWII Navy veteran, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Ann Hughes Lemaster, of Louisa, 5 daughters: Patricia Lemaster, Green River, WY, Rena Lemaster, Waynesville, NC, Cheryl Lemaster, Washington, D. C., Sharon Lemaster and Susan Lemaster both of Green River, WY; 2 sons: Terry Lemaster, West Valley, UT and Tim Lemaster, Clarksville, TN; 2 sisters: Fannie Williams, Ashland, KY and Lill Attaway, Springfield, MO; a brother: James Lemaster, Louisa; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Preece, Thursday, Sep 16 at 2 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Military services will be performed at the grave site by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa. Burial will be in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

LEMASTER, Eula F. (Brown)
1934-1999
Eula F. Lemaster, 65, of Prichard, WV, died Sunday, Sep 26. Mrs. Lemaster was born Apr 19, 1934, in Banger, KY, a daughter of the late Claude and Bethel Sweeney Brown. She was a housewife, a member of Prichard Freewill Baptist Church and VFW Lodge 291. Survivors include her husband, Roy Lemaster of Prichard, 2 daughters, Marsha K. Call of Phoenix, AZ, and Delta Irene Whyer of Mansfield, OH, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Brewer Thursday Oct 1 at 11 a.m. at Wappner Funeral Home, Ontario, OH. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Ontario. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

MARSHALL, Ashley, Jr.
1944-1999
Ashley Lee (Tobbie) Marshall, Jr., 55, of Martha died Monday, Sep 13 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Marshall was born Feb 4, 1944 in Circleville, OH, a son of the late Ashley Lee, Sr. and Judith Schreckengaust Marshall. He was a member of Tark Hill Bread of Life Church, Blaine. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Cooper Marshall of Martha; 3 sisters, Patty Weaver of Laurelville, OH, Monna Lygter of Derifield Beach, FL, and Dolly Hatfield, of Apple Valley, CA; one foster brother, John T. Vanover, of Breckville, OH, 3 special nephews, Floyd, Jr., Douglas and Emery Thomas Collins, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Roger Jordan and Albert Horn, Thursday, Sep 16 at 11 a.m. at Tark Hill Bread of Life Church. Burial will be in Vanover Cemetery, Martha. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

MAXIE, Geneva Mae (Gilliam)
1932-1999
Geneva Mae Gilliam Maxie, 67, died Monday, Sep 6, in her residence at Martha. Mrs. Maxie was born Mar 10, 1932, in Elliott County, KY, a daughter of the late Jess and Rena Elizabeth Sparks Gilliam. She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Maxie and 2 brothers, Harold Dean Gilliam and Danville Gilliam. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Maxie of Martha; one daughter, Debbie Meck of Paintsville, 4 sisters, Carol Fannin and Evon Sparks of Martha, Chestine Parsley of Columbus, OH and Treva Sparks of Oklahoma, 2 brothers, Amos Gilliam of Sandy Hook, KY and Linard Gilliam of Martha; 3 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by ministers Emitt Barker and Cork Sturgill, Wednesday, today, Sep 8 at 11 a.m. at Eldridge Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Pallbearers will be Autie Keaton, Harold Meek, Shawn Parsons, Todd Parson, Billy Fannin and Otas Caskey. Burial will be in Maxie Cemetery, Mazie. Eldridge Funeral Home, Inc. Sandy Hook is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1999

PETERS, Russell Eugene
1929-1999
Russell Eugene Peters, 69, of Warner Robins, GA, died Monday, Sep 13 at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta, GA. Mr. Peters was born Nov 2, 1929, in Fort Gay, a son of Sophia Philpott Peters of Huntington, WV, and the late Noah B. Peters. He was a retired civil service supply specialist at Robins AFB, a United States Army and Navy veteran, a member of the Al Sihah Shrine and Scottish Rite, a member of the Rising Star Masonic Lodge #4, the American Legion, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Martha Berry Chapter #351, Order of Eastern Star. Additional survivors include his wife, Anna H. Peters, one daughter, Mrs. Patty Evans, of Little Rock, AR, 2 sons, Tony Peters, of Milledgeville, GA and Tim Peters, of Warner Robins, 4 brothers, Noah B. Peters and Jim Peters both of Lexington, OH, Jack Peters of Louisa and Jarrett Peters of Huntington, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lenwood Campbell Saturday, Sep 18, at Peters Chapel Church, Fort Gay. Graveside services were conducted by the Vinson Masonic Lodge 66 AF and AM, Fort Gay, and military service by the American Legion Post #93, Kenova, WV with burial in Peters Chapel Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 22, 1999

PLUMMER, Bradford
1913-1999
Bradford Plummer, 85, of Martin County, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Sep 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Plummer was born Dec 19, 1913 in Offutt, KY, a son of the late Eddie Lee and Edith Williamson Plummer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Violet Grimes Plummer and one daughter, Brenda Kay Wilmink. Survivors include one granddaughter, Georgianna Marcum, 3 brothers, Deward Plummer of Sellersburg, IN, Millard Plummer of Fort Gay, and Howard Plummer of Huntington, WV, and 2 sisters, Glada Jarrell of Hode and Lydia Webb of Fort Gay. His body was bequeathed to the University of Kentucky Medical department. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 29, 1999

ROBERTS, Jacqueline
1939-1999
Jacqueline (Jacque) Roberts, 60, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sep 11 at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV. Mrs. Roberts was born Sep 4, 1939, in Trenton, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Braiden Roberts in 1998. She was a retired waitress and a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen D. (Raymond) Rivera of Trenton, one step son, Terry Dale (Macle) Roberts of Louisa, 3 granddaughters, 2 great grandsons, uncle, William Pettit and aunt Marian Pettit, both of Brick, NJ, sister in law, Violet Roberts of Louisa, 2 nephews, one niece, one great niece, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John DeBoard Tuesday, Sep 14 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 15, 1999

SPILLMAN, Roy Dwayne
1972-1999
Roy Dwayne Spillman, 27, of Louisa, died Monday, Sep 6, at Rich Creek. Mr. Spillman was born Jan 17, 1972 in Louisa, a son of Watt and Edna Jenkins Spillman of Louisa. He was an employee with Fossil Fuel, Inc. Additional survivors include his wife, Crystal Preece Spillman of Louisa, one daughter, Brooke Spillman at home, one son, Roy Dwayne Spillman, Jr., at home, 4 sisters, Carolyn Wilks and Linda Howard, both of Webbville, Sharlene Wellman and Tammie Coffey, both of Louisa and one brother, Charles Spillman of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Buck Hogston, Wednesday, today, Sep 8, at 1 p.m. at Baker Church, Webbville. Burial will be  in Spillman family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 8, 1999

STEPHENS, Travis A. K.
1992-1999
Travis Arthur Kyle Stephens, 7, of Charley, KY, died Sunday, Aug 29 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Travis was born Jan 6, 1992, in Prestonsburg, KY, a son of Wendell and Terena Swafford Stephens of Charley. He was a first grade student at Louisa Elementary School. Additional survivors include one sister, Lotressa Ann Stephens, at home, maternal grandmother, Sally Swafford of Charley, maternal great grandparents, Kermit and Slyvia Miller of Charley, paternal grandparents, Leonard and Lotressa Stephens of Prestonsburg, paternal grandmother, Cora Meadows of Prestonsburg, and paternal grandfather, Howard Hyde of Wabash, IN. Funeral services will be conducted by Brothers, Mike Cox and Conley Swafford, Thursday, Sep 2 at 1 p.m. at Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Charley. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

WEBB, Mae (Prince)
1910-1999
Mae P. Webb, 89, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Sep 27, after an extended illness. Mrs. Webb was born Aug 28, 1910, in Dry Ridge, a daughter of the late David and Virgie Burton Prince. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Webb. She was a housewife. Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Large and Charlene Riggs, both of Louisa, 3 sons, Wayne Gary Webb of Louisa, Gerald A. Webb of Lorena, TX and Jack B. Webb of Stafford, VA; 2 sisters, Lucille Jobe of  Waverly, OH, and Pauline Thompson of Flatwoods, KY; 3 brothers, David Griffith Prince of Beaver, PA, Kenneth Prince of East Liverpool, OH, and Glen Gale Prince of Louisa; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond Saturday, Oct 2  at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep  29, 1999

WILKS, Albert
1911-1999
Albert Wilks, 88, of Webbville, KY, died Wednesday, Aug 24 after an extended illness. Mr. Wilks was born Jan 24, 1911, in Oak Hill, KY, a son of the late Henry and Geneva Elswick Wilks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Mae Wilks, in 1998 and five sons, James Monroe, Charles, John, Joseph and Tony Lee Wilks. He was a machinist with Buckeye Steel and a member of United Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 daughters, Hazel Wilks Chaffin of Webbville, Ruby Leibee of Ashland, KY, Ruth Hatfield of Obetz, OH, and Gevena Humphery of Hamilton, IN; 4 sons, Noah Wilks of Webbville, Donald Wilks, Elisha Wilks and Junior Wilks all of Louisa, 2 sisters, Hazel Adams of Webbville, and Birdie Diamond of Columbus, OH; one brother, Elmer Wilks of Conway, SC; 49 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. David Henderson and Matthew Adams, Friday, Aug 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Wilks Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Sep 1, 1999

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BARKER, Mildred Edith (Wheeler)
1924-1999
Mildred Edith Barker, 75, of Martha, died Tuesday, Oct 19 at her residence. Mrs. Barker was born Jun 1, 1924, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late William Henderson and Lottie Elizabeth Hensley Wheeler. She was a homemaker and a 52 year member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Elder William Richard Barker of Martha, 2 daughters, Donna Jean Sparks, and JoAnn Roberts, both of Louisa; 2 sons, Danny Richard Barker of Louisa and Lanny Ray Barker of Catlettsburg; one brother, Dr. Milburn Wheeler of Morehead, 8 grandchildren, Dr. Reid Roberts, Teresa Moore, Eddie Sparks, Jeff Barker, Danielle Barker, Curtie Barker, Jessica Barker, and Linda Sparks, and one great grandchild, Skylar Moore. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Emmett Barker, Buck West and John Pelfrey, Friday, Oct 22, at Elizabeth Baptist church, Martha. Burial was in the Barker family cemetery, Martha. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

CAPERTON, Thelma Louise (Martin)
1925-1999
Thelma Louise Caperton, 74, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 5, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Caperton was born Aug 13, 1925 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Frank and Aldene Meek Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Caperton in 1996. She was a retired nurse with Alton State Hospital and a member of Burnaugh Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Willis Caperton of Louisa, 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edgar “Pete” Miller Saturday, Oct 9, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Meek Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

CHEEK, William A.
1909-1999
William A. Cheek, 90, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sep 29 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Cheek was born Apr 5, 1909, at McClure Branch, KY, a son of the late George W. and Susie Hayes Cheek. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Burgess Cheek. He was a retired superintendent with the Lawrence County Board of Education, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky, a member of Lawrence County Retired Teachers, Louisa Rotary, Apperson Lodge F &AM and Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Victoria Bond of Fort Smith, Ark., one son, William A. Cheek, II, of Duluth, GA and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons Friday, Oct 1, at Louisa United Methodist Church. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

CRUM, Emma (Hindy)
1913-1999
Emma Hindy Crum, 85, of Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, Oct 26, after an extended illness. Mrs. Crum was born Dec 18,1 913, in Omar, WV, a daughter of the late Ollie and Mary Mustard Hindy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crum in 1999. She was a postal worker with the Delbarton Post Office for 33 years, a member of Connelly Memorial Baptist Church, Delbarton, WV, Rebecca Lodge at Delbarton and director of Civil Welfare at Delbarton. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Kay O’Brien of Catlettsburg, one son, Donald H. Crum of Hurricane, WV, 2 sisters, Kadizia Varvey of Nevada and Elizabeth Stebbins of Middleport, OH, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Everett Stevens Thursday, Oct 28 at 1 p.m. at Connelly Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Mayer, WV. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

CRUTCHER, Mack, Jr.
Mack Crutcher, Jr., 75, of Spokane, WV, died Wednesday, Sep 29 in Roanoke, VA, while on vacation. Mr. Crutcher was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Lee Crutcher. He was a retired personnel director with the Veterans Administration Hospital, a long time member of the Spokane Country Club and an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Crutcher of Spokane; 4 daughters, Leslie (Mark) O’Brien, Alexandria, Michele (Sam) Martin, and Carole (Mark) Lantz, all of Spokane, and grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Daniel, Jeffrey and Patrick. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Oakey’s Funeral Service, Roanoke is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

DIAMOND, Edna M.
1931-1999
Edna M. Diamond, 67, of Webbville, KY, died Saturday, Oct 2, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Diamond was born Oct 26, 1931 at Twin Branch, KY, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Carrie Spillman Diamond. She was also preceded in death by one son, Tommy Lynn Chapman. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, George W. Diamond, of Webbville, 2 daughters, Nancy Carroll Chapman Gibson and Carolyn Marie Chapman Little both of Louisa; 4 sons, Danny Howard Chapman and Donnie Ray Chapman both of Louisa, Ronnie Lee Chapman of Webbville and Johnny Gene Diamond of Rush, one sister, Betty Jean Chaffin of Fallsburg, 2 brothers, Jimmy Lee Diamond and Johnny Paul Diamond both of Ohio 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs.  Paul Ray Diamond, Buck Hogston and Bobby Workman, Sunday, Oct 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Diamond family cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

FERGUSON, Allie Beulah (Slone)
1914-1999
Allie Beulah Ferguson, 85, of Blaine, died Friday, Oct 8, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Ferguson was born Apr 12, 1914 in Winford, KY, a daughter of the late Charlie Monroe and Alvie Imo Ramey Slone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Ferguson, in 1984, one son, Harold Ferguson, and 2 daughters, Lura Wheeler and Wilma Ferguson. She was a housewife, and a member of  United Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Louise Clagett, Columbus, OH, Jean Lewis, Martha, KY; 5 sons: Ledgel Ferguson and Ellis Lee Ferguson, both of Blaine, Willis Ferguson, Pikeville, KY, Larry Ferguson, Blaine, Calvin Ferguson, Calloway, OH; 24 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Carl David Boggs and Buck Hogston, Monday, Oct 11, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in the Ferguson family cemetery, Tark Hill. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

JOHNSON, Bennie
1914-1999
Bennie Johnson, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Oct 1 at his residence. Mr. Johnson was born May 7, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of the late Ed and Susana Salyers Johnson. He was also preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Ed, and one daughter, Gina. He was a retired farmer, and a United States WW II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Cooksey Johnson, 5 daughters, Betty Queen, Sandra Fannin, Elizabeth Peterman, Sharon Adkins and Flora Burchett, all of Louisa, 2 sons, Bennie Joe Johnson of Ashland and Stephen Todd Johnson of Louisa, 3 brothers, Carl Johnson and Paul Ray Johnson both of Louisa and Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg; one sister, Rosa Mae Tucker, of Vienna, WV, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jim Bradley and Mack Cyrus, Sunday, Oct 3 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

MARCUM, Andy
1921-1999
Andy Marcum, 77, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct 17. Mr. Marcum was born Dec 18, 1921, in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Herald Marcum. He was a self-employed construction worker, a member of Baptist Faith Church, a US Army WWII Veteran and commander for VFW Post 89 Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cook Marcum, of Louisa; one daughter, Elizabeth Kay Wellman of Louisa; 4 sons, Andy Joe Macum and Jerry Neil Marcum, both of Webbville, Kelly Lee Marcum of Carrboro, NC, and Alfred Ryan Marcum of Pataskala, OH, 3 stepsons, Greg Smith of Mansfield, OH, Gerald Smith of Fort Gay, and Donald Ray Smith of Franklin Furnace, OH; one brother, Lafayette Marcum, Sr., of Fort Gay, 6 sisters, Marie Pack, Stella Marcum, Grace Fales and Carol Gerhart all of Grove City, OH, Myrtle Lear of Columbus, OH and Callie Payne of Circleville, OH; 2 step brothers John Henry Stevens of Louisa and Delbert Stevens of Oxford, MI; one step sister, Cynthia Hayes of Huntington, WV, 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Noah Robertson, Wednesday, today, Oct 20, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside military rites will be performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 7293 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1999

MAYNARD, Tishie (Williamson)
1959-1999
Tishie Maynard, 39, of Inez, died Monday, Oct 11, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Maynard was born, Dec 25, 1959, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Christopher and Nada Mollett Williamson. Additional survivors include her husband, Raymond Maynard; one daughter, Angel Maynard of Inez, 5 brothers, Gary Williamson of Inez, Ernest Williamson of Salyersville, Allen Williamson of Louisa, James Williamson of Prestonsburg, and Christopher Williamson of Richmond; 4 sisters, Marilyn Kiser of Cedar Bluff, VA, Cathy Walters of Richmond, Carla Maynard of Martin and Christina Webb of Chesapeake, OH. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. James Slone and Claude Horn Thursday, Oct 14, at 2 p.m. at Vineyard Church, Martin County. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery, Camp Branch. Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc, Inez, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

MOORE, Elza
Elza Moore, 85, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Oct 23, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet, son, Ray and his parents, Bert and Emma Moore. He was retired from Jeffrey Mfg. Survivors include 2 daughters, Darlene Addington and Reva (Richard) Greer, both of Columbus, one daughter in law, Darlene Moore of Columbus, 3 brothers, Homer (Edith) Moore and Marvin (Charlene) Moore, all of Kentucky, and Keith (Nevel) Moore of Columbus; one sister, Bertie (Andy) Anderson of Columbus; 7 grandchildren, Rhonda Stanley, Mark Greer, Ellen Webb, Andy Addington, Sue Moore Ridley, Lisa Moore Garren, and Davey Moore, 5 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct 26, at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Graumlich and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

MOORE, Hillen
1930-1999
Hillen Moore, 69, of Pataskala, OH, died Friday, Oct 15, after an extended illness. Mr. Moore was born May 11, 1930, in Mattie, a son of the late Charley and Florence Berry Moore. He was a farmer and a member of the Reynoldsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife,  Mary V. Moore of Pataskala, one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Debra Kay) Holbrook of Miami, FL, one son, Hillen Eugene Moore of Hopewell, OH; 2 brothes, Blaine Moore of Summit Station, OH, and Wayne Moore of Pataskala; one sister, Mrs. Elza (Emily) Short of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, Oct 17 with burial in Mattie family cemetery, Mattie. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1999

MUNCY, Mollie Marie (Crum)
1926-1999
Mollie Marie Muncy, 73, of Tomahawk, died Friday, Oct 8, at the Martin County Health Care Facility. Mrs. Muncy was born Jul 21, 1926, in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Merdith and Nannie Mollett Crum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Amos Crum in 1991. Survivors include one son, Robert Muncy of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Louise Moore of Debord and Maskel Scalf of Inez; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Claude Mollett, Kenny Preece and Jake Crum, Sunday, Oct 10 at Middlefork United Baptist Church. Burial was in Muncy-Moore Cemetery, Tomahawk. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

PRICE, Rell E., Jr.
1950-1999
Rell E. Price, Jr., 49, of Louisa, died Thursday, Sep 30 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mr. Price was born was born July 29, 1950 in Louisa, a son of Dovie Eldridge Price of Louisa and the late Rell Price. He was a laborer, a Mason and a Navy veteran. Additional survivors include four sisters, Betty Jones of Saugus, CA, Bonnie Drury and Helen Dorhout, both of Virginia Beach, VA and Rita Moore of Louisa, and three brothers, Robert Price of Lowmansville and James Price, and Don Price, both of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at Sunday, Oct 3 at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 6103. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 6, 1999

PRIODE, Charles F.
1927-1999
Charles Franklin Priode, 72, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 19, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Priode was born May 1, 1927, in Williamson, WV, a son of the late Guyer and Effie Chaffins Priode. He was a carpenter, a member of Isaac Park Freewill Baptist church and a WWII Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lexie Louise Barnett Priode of Louisa, one daughter, Carla Chapman of Louisa, one son, Darrell Priode of Louisa, 2 brothers, Marion Priode and Jack Priode, both of Louisa, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus, Friday, Oct 22 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Graveside military services were performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 both of Louisa, with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

ROGERS, Flora Zelona (McKenzie-Moore)
1931-1999
Flora Zelona McKenzie Moore Rogers, 68, of Huntington Park, CA, died Wednesday, Sep 29 at St. Francis Hospital, Lynwood, CA. Mrs. Rogers was born Feb 29, 1931 inn Tabors Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Sam and JoAnne Carroll McKenzie. She worked at Federal Glass. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred (Maggie) May of Louisa and Mrs. Lee (Dorothy) Dingess of Commercial Point, OH and several nieces and nephews. Gravesied funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jack Mays, Friday, Oct 8, with burial in Hogston Cemetery, Fallsburg. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

SCARBERRY, Peggy (Hall)
Peggy Hall Scarberry, 59, of Hilliard, OH, died Tuesday, Oct 5, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mrs. Scarberry was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Judy Hall. She was retired from Honda of America after 13 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church, Hilliard. Survivors include her husband, John Scarberry of Hilliard; 2 daughters, Tammy Horsley of Plain City, OH and Sonja Ross of Hilliard, 2 sons, John Scarberry, Jr., of Hilliard and Curtis Scarberry of Columbus, OH; 5 sisters, Jean Dean of West Virginia, Rose Meek, Janet Rice, Jo Lee and Dottie Senters, all of Kentucky; 6 grandchildren, Angel, Jimmy, Denver, April, John Michael and Cameryn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James Barnett Thursday, Oct 7, at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

SCHRAMM, Anna Arvena (Pelfrey)
1927-1999
Anna Arvena Pelfrey Schramm, 72, of Tampa, FL, died Monday, Oct 4. Mrs. Schramm was born Mar 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Ralph Pelfrey and Verna Pelfrey Smith. Survivors include her children, Nancy, Margi, Carol, Charles, Alice, Edie, Ralph and Roy; 2 brothers, Jim Wayne and Bob Pelfrey, and one sister, Nina Fraley. Big sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

SHORT, Jane (Glass)
1943-1999
Jane Glass Short, 56, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 26, at her residence. Mrs. Short was born Jun 12, 1943, in Canton, OH, a daughter of the late Mark and Edna Mae Spear Glass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Short in 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cando Freewill Baptist Church where she served as secretary. Survivors include 2 sons, Mark Wheeler, of Louisa and Oscar Short of Fort Campbell, KY, and 2 grandchildren, Allyson N. and Andrew J. Wheeler. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Danny Saul Thursday, Oct 28, at 2 p.m. at Cando Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Short Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

SKEENS, Charles E.
1939-1999
Charles E. Skeens, 59, of Ashland, died Friday, Oct 15, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Skeens was born Dec 27, 1939 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Clarence and Jo Muncy Skeens. He was a retired mechanic for Medley tire and Battery. Survivors include his wife, Linda Stewart Skeens of Ashland, 5 sons, Lindsey Steven of Lexington, Keith Allen of Webbville, Henry Ray of Louisa, Michael Skeens and Scott Stewart, 3 daughters, Charlotte Skeens Napier of Fort Gay, Roberta Skeens Coldiron of Webbville and Carol Skeens Roach; 5 brothers, Rev. Jack Skeens, Dell Skeens and William Skeens, all of Ashland, Thomas Skeens of Apple Valley, CA and Robert Skeens of Arkansas, 3 sisters, Dian Skeens Sparks and Kathleen Skeens Vaughn, both of Columbus, OH, and Joy Skeens Hampton of Virginia and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Johnnie Little Tuesday, Oct 19, at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in Bash Cemetery, Catlettsburg. Lazear Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

SPROUSE, Jack
1924-1999
Jack Sprouse, 75, of Webbville, died Saturday, Oct 16, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Sprouse was born May 14, 1924 in Webbville, a son of the late Charles and Goldie Presley Sprouse. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Mae Sprouse, of Webbville, 4 step daughters: Deborah Presley, route 1, Webbville, Patricia Wright, Ashland, KY, Johnda Elkins, Huntington, WV, Kathy Britton, Hastings, FL; a step son: Jerry Wilks, Louisa; 3 sisters: Sue McKenzie and Faye Sprouse both of route 1, Webbville, Lillie Mullins, Arizona, 4 brothers: Delbert Sprouse and Isaac Sprouse both of Webbville, Vendon Sprouse  and Hillary Sprouse both of Louisa; 19 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ralph Hogston, Tuesday, Oct 19 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Sprouse Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1999

SPURLOCK, Emma Dorothy (Clay)
1921-1999
Emma Dorothy Clay Spurlock, 78, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 7 after an extended illness. Mrs. Spurlock was born Jul 6, 1921, in Big Laurel, KY, a daughter of the late Bill and Nora Cox Clay. She was a housewife. Survivors include 4  daughters, Louise Roberts, Shirley Mae Moore and Sharon Skaggs, all of Louisa, and Dorothy Benfield of Clarksville, TN; 8 sons, James Patton Spurlock of Greenup, Wilburn Spurlock, Dayton, OH, Ervin Spurlock, Fort Gay, WV, Burl Spurlock, Catlettsburg, KY, Joey Spurlock, Fallsburg, KY, Paul Spurlock, William Spurlock and Roger  Spurlock all of Louisa; a sister: Janie Pack, Wayne, WV; 3 brothers: Bill Clay and Jim Clay both of route 5, Louisa, John Paul Clay, route 1, Louisa, 31 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Wireman and Darrell Ratcliff, Sunday, Oct 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Spurlock Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 13, 1999

SWAN, Charles (Doc)
1937-1999
Charles (Doc) Swan, 62, of Oak Hill, died Monday, Oct 11, at his residence. Mr. Swan was born Mar 7, 1937, in Charley, a son of the late Julius and Cosby McGranahan Swan. He was also preceded in death by one son, Mike; 4 brothers, James, Lowell (Tom), Bobby Jean and Julius Jr. (Pete) and one sister, Rose Emma Thompson. He was a retired electrician for the city of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Rice Swan of Oak Hill, 2 sons, Michael Swan at home, and Charles E. Swan of Caldwell; 2 daughters, Rose (Terry) Adams of Oak Hill and Sandra Swan of Columbus; 2 brothers, Wayne (Linda) Swann and South (Janice) Swann, both of Oak Hill, 3 sisters, Jettie Moore of Charley, Goldie (Garland) Mooney of Columbus, Phyllis (June) Bill Evans of Jackson; 2 grandsons, Eric (Mandy) Farney of Lockbourne and Bradley Swan of Oak Hill; one step grandson, Douglas Pelfrey of Oak Hill and several nieces, nephews and step nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Danny Boggs Thursday Oct 14 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Burial was in C. M. Cemetery. Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

TAYLOR, Jack Edward
Jack Edward Taylor, 68, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 19, after an extended illness. Mr. Taylor was the son of Millard J. and Inez Hale Taylor of Monaville, WV. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Taylor of Louisa, 3 sons, Jack L. Taylor, Mark A. Taylor and Charles K. Taylor, all of Kalamazoo, MI; one daughter, Trina M. Cyrus of Louisa; 3 brothers, one sister, 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Don Browning Friday, Oct 22 at Betzler Funeral Home, Kalamazoo. Burial was in Mt. Ever Rest Cemetery, North Kalamazoo. Betzler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

WEAVER, Wilma J. (Webb)
1920-1999
Wilma J. Weaver, 79, of Circleville, OH, died Thursday, Oct 14, at Logan Elm Health Care Center. Mrs. Weaver was born Oct 7, 1920 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Flora Roberts Webb. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Denver Webb and Clifford Webb, and one sister, Effie Thompson. Survivors include her husband, Doyle Weaver of Circleville, 4 brothers, Woodrow Webb of Webbville, Elwood Webb of Lorain, OH, Chester Webb of Louisa and Charles Webb Jr., of Circleville and one sister, Ruby Webb of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Donald Reams Sunday, Oct 17, at Mader Peters Funeral Home, Circleville, Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Mader-Peters, Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 27, 1999

WITHROW, Paul
1969-1999
Paul Withrow, 30, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 14, at the Ven-Cor Medical Center, Louisville. Mr. Withrow was born Sep 13, 1969, in Louisa a son of Mary Wright Withrow of Louisa and Paul Raymond Withrow of Ashland. Additional survivors include one sister, Patricia Price of Louisa; 2 brothers, Kevin Withrow of Louisa and Chris Withrow of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Buck Hogston, Sunday, Oct 17, at Baker Church, Little Catt. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in  charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 20, 1999

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ADAMS, Johnnie Eskiel
1906-1999
Johnnie Eskiel Adams, 93, of Salyersville, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Oct 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville after an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born Jun 24, 1906, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Stanton and Sarah Wilks Adams. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct 30, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

BACK, David Harold
1916-1999
David Harold Back, 83, of Ashland, died Sunday, Oct 31, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Back was born Aug 4, 1916, in Louisa, a son of the late Coleman Victor and Mary Alice Vaughn Back. He was a retired brakeman and carpenter with C & O Railroad; a Kentucky Colonel, of the Baptist faith and a US Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Phoebe Ratcliff Back of Ashland, one son, Charles Douglas Back of Gilbert, AZ, 2 daughters, Patricia F. Back Pope and Martha Back Preston, both of Ashland, one sister, Ethel McGuire of Flatwoods, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Michael Saunders  Tuesday, Nov 2 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

BOWEN, Everett
1916-1999
Everett Bowen, 83, of Inez, died Friday, Nov 5, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Bowen was born Jan 2, 1916, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Charlie and Viola Bowen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Bowen, in 1988. Survivors include 4 sons, Lowell Bowen of Kenova, WV, Conley Bowen, Gary Bowen and Lloyd Bowen, all of Inez; 4 daughters, Geneva Whitt of Mt. Hope, WV, Emma Jean Branham of Kenova, Bonnie Crum of Beauty and Jeanette Bowen of Inez; 2 brothers, Marvin Bowen of Grove City, OH, and Willis Bowen of Marion, OH; one sister, Verna Muncy of Inez, 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mike Horn, Claude Horn and William Maynard, Sunday, Nov 7 at Vineyard United Baptist Church. Burial was in Bowen Cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1999

BURNETTE, George Jr.
1918-1999
George W. Burnette, Jr., 81, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 28, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Burnette was born Oct 7, 1918 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late George W. and Lula Johnson Burnette. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Frazier Burnette. He was a laborer. Survivors include one sister, Florence Lambert of Pulaski, VA and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct 30, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Prichard, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

CHAPMAN, John Henry
1961-1999
John Henry Chapman, 37, of Inez, died Friday, Nov 5, at his residence. Mr. Chapman was born Nov 29, 1961 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Melvin and Nancy Mullins Chapman. He was a coalminer. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Webb Chapman of Inez, one son, John Melvin Chapman of Inez, one daughter, Lisa Marie Chapman of Inez, 2 brothers, William Melvin Chapman and Glenn Lary Chapman both of Lovely, KY, 2 sisters, Emma Fletcher and Linda Johnson, both of Inez. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lonnie Smith and Kenneth Gore Monday, Nov 8 at Lovely Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Chapman family cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1999

COOPER, Opal (Hunnicutt)
1909-1999
Opal Cooper, 90, of Webbville, died Monday, Nov 22, at Oakmont Manor, Flatwoods. Mrs. Cooper was born May 5, 1909, in Webbville, a daughter of the late Milton and Alverta Boggs Hunnicutt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cooper, Jul 6, 1991, 2 sons, Lloyd Cooper and J. L. Cooper, 3 brothers, Joseph Hunnicutt, Eugene Hunnicutt, and Edison Hunnicutt, and 3 sisters, Dova Johnson, Mary Thomas and Mabel Collinsworth. She was a homemaker, a former cook with the Lawrence County School System and a member of the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 6 sons, Carl Cooper of Cincinnati, OH, Clyde Cooper of Mt. Morris, PA, Harold Edward Cooper, of Ashland, James Cooper and Ralph Cooper both of Whiteland, IN, and Clifford Cooper of Webbville, 6 daughters, Mary Earl of Newark, OH, Mabel Colburn and Alberta Maynard, both of Columbus, OH, Ruby Grooms of Bargersville, IN, Sharon Sturgill of Bruin, KY and Patty Geddis of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Mariam Poole of Ashland, 33 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. David Boggs and Gary Sparks Wednesday, today, Nov 24, at 2 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cooper family cemetery. Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

COPLEY, Ray
1947-1999
Ray Copley, 52, of Kenova, WV, died Thursday, Oct 28. Mr. Copley was born Jan 16, 1947, in Wayne County, WV, a son of A.B. Copley of Prichard, WV and the late Maxine Cox Copley. He was a self-employed painter. Additional survivors include his wife, Georgia Danielle Copley of Kenova, 3 sons, Dustin Copley and Tyler Copley of Kenova and Troy Copley of Canal Winchester, OH; 2 stepsons, Tommy and Ricky, both of Circleville, OH, one sister, Faye (lisa) Francis of Fort Gay and one brother, P. R. Copley of Prichard. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov 1 at Stella moor Baseball Field, Louisa. Burial was in Copley Cemetery, Trace Branch. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

EDWARDS, George W. Jr.
1917-1999
George W. Edwards, Jr., 82, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Nov 10, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Huntington. Mr. Edwards was born Mar 9, 1917, in Chatteroy, WV, a son of the late George Sr and Georgia Belle Sparks Edwards. He was a self-employed ironworker, a member of Fort Gay United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Mason Vinson Lodge 66. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Watts Edwards of Fort Gay, 3 daughters, Margaret Wagner of Huntington, Mary Lynn Smith of Lavalette, WV, and Karen Robertson of Fort Gay; one brother, Bobbie Wray Edwards of Richmond, VA; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Marlin Campbell and Don Barnett, Saturday, Nov 13, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

FRALEY, Boyce A.
1939-1999
Boyce A. Fraley, 60, of Norwich, OH, died Friday, Nov 5, at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, OH. Mr. Fraley was born Jul 9, 1939, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Albert and Effie Fraley. He was a former employee of C.R.S.T. Trucking, a Baptist by faith, and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Fort Gay. Survivors include his wife, Paula Fraley of Norwich, 5 daughters, Rhonda Zarnes of London, OH, Carla Harger of Columbus, Tammy Geyer of New Concord, Tracy Garber of Zanesville and Teica Rider of Roseville, OH, 3 sons, Charles L. Fraley of Plain City, Timothy E. Fraley of Hilliard, OH and Troy Garber of New Concord; 6 sisters, Hazel Robertson of Westerville, OH, Edith Hanshaw and Angey Hammond, both of Louisa, Verna Whitt of Delbarton, WV, Rita Burchette of Jackson, OH, and Nancy Sue Cave of Severn, MD, 2 brothers, J. D. Fraley of Fort Gay and Leon Fraley of Louisa and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted y Pastor Herb Alexander and Rev. Richard Robertson, Monday, Nov 8 at Mack Miller Funeral Home, New Concord. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, New Concord. Mack Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

GARTIN, Mary (West-Trimble)
1911-1999
Mary Trimble Gartin, 88, of Morehead, formerly of Blaine, died Wednesday, Oct 27, after an extended illness.  Mrs. Gartin was born April 9, 1911, at Burning Fork, KYa daughter of the late Enoch and Stella Patrick West. She was also preceded in dath by her husbands, Newton Trimble and Luther Gartin. She was a homemaker and member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Joyce Ann Ross of Chillicothe, Ohio, Doris Jean Ball of Flatwoods and Elma Carol Williams of Morehead; two brothers, Eddie West of Wakefield, Ohio, and North West of Louisa; and 11 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Johnny Mack Brown Friday, October 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel Louisa. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

KISE, David Arthur
1914-1999
David Arthur Kise, 85, of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, Aug 24, at the Veteran’s Hospital, Huntington, after a brief illness. Mr. Kise was born Oct 28, 1914 in Kise, KY, a son of the late William and Ollie Carter Kise. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kise. He was a disabled veteran. Survivors include one niece, Nancy Hearne of Wilmington, NC; and one nephew, Robert (Bob) Kise of Louisa. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov 15 at 11 a.m. at Kise Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 10, 1999

MCCOY, Paul Daniel
1957-1999
Paul Daniel McCoy, 42, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct 28. Mr. McCoy was born Jul 10, 1957, in Paintsville, KY, a son of Trigg McCoy of Louisa and the late Anna Marie Moore McCoy. He was a construction worker. Additional survivors include his step mother, Anita McCoy of Louisa; 2 daughters, Alicia McCoy of Grayson and Caley Dawn McCoy of Tazwell, VA; 2 sons, Matthew Trigg McCoy and Dwayne McCoy, both of Tazwell, 3 sisters, Ruth Ellen Muncy of Columbus, OH, Betty Muncy of Pilgrim, KY and Bonita Compton of Lexington, KY and 2 brothers, James McCoy of Pilgrim and Lloyd McCoy of Tomahawk. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Clifford Young, Sunday, Oct 31 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

MOORE, Rev. J. L.
1925-1999
Rev. J. L. Moore, 74, of Long Branch Road, Rush, KY, passed away Saturday, Nov 20, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Rev. Moore was born Jan 21, 1925 in Boyd County, a son of the late Roscoe and Minnie Muncy Moore. He was also preceded in death by one son, Roy Moore. He was a construction electrician and a minister for 40 years. He was a member of Buchanan Chapel United Methodist church and International Brotherhood of Electrical workers Local 317 in Huntington. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Smith Moore; one son, Ron Moore of Ashland, 3 daughters, Lisa Harshbarger of Huntington, WV, Karren Rakes of Catlettsburg, and Sherry Dearborn of Taswell, IN, one sister, Irene Lester of Catlettsburg, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Keith Workman and Brother Jack McCloud Tuesday, Nov 23 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Burial was in Klaiber Cemetery, in Rush. Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

MOORE, William Jay
1928-1999
William Jay Moore, 71, of Morehead, KY, died Sunday, Oct 31 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Feb 12, 1928, in Louisa, the son of the late Jay B. and Georgia Mae Kouns Moore. He attended Louisa High School and Washington and Lee University, earned BS and MA degrees from Morehead State University, joined the faculty in the Business Administration Department and served as faculty advisor of the MSU Judo Club, owned Moore’s Jewelry, Louisa, served as Lawrence County Judge Pro Tem, founded Ridgeland True Value Hardware Store in Morehead in 1974 and was also co-owner of the Gateway Travel Agency. He was past president of Louisa Rotary Club, a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, a member of Morehead Rotary Club, Morehead United Methodist church, Morehead Men’s club and Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. G. Pratt and Eulogist Patty Raisor Tuesday, Nov 2, at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, Inc, was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

MULLINS, Danny H.
1950-1999
Danny H. Mullins, 49, died Thursday, November 11, at Defiance, OH. Mr. Mullins was born June 14, 1950, in Ethel, West Virginia, a son of Eliza Music Mullins and the late Roma Mullins. Additional survivors include 2 brothers, James Mullins of Tomahawk and Larry Mullins of Defiance; 4 sisters, Sherlene Castle of River, Ruby Castle and Linda Lero, both of Defiance, and Helen Smith of Grundy, WV. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 13, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Burial was in Mullins Cemetery, Boons Camp, KY. Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

MULLINS, Proctor Mort
1947-1999
Proctor Mort Mullins, 52, of Martha, died Sunday, October 31, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Mullins was born March 5, 1947, in Paintsville, a son of Pearl F. (Mutt) Mullins of Martha, and the late Myrtle Francis Ferguson Mullins. He was a pipe fitter with Local 248, Plumbers and Steam Fitters, Ashland; a member of Jake Rice Lodge #606; and chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Education; and attended Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Betty Lockhart Mullins of Martha; two sons, David Alan Mullins of Barboursville, West Virginia, and Darrell Wayne Mullins U.S.A.F. of Yokita, Japan; two brothers, Robie Mullins and Fritz Mullins of Martha; and one grandchild, Kaylee Rebecca Mullins. Friends may call Wednesday (today), November 3, after 2 p.m. at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted by Elders Jerry Brown and Rodney Hamilton and Masons F and AM, Thursday, November 4, at 11 a.m. at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Webb family Cemetery, Martha. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

NEWSOME, Brian Christopher
Brian Christopher Newsome, son of Brian and Nancy McGrahann Newsome of Louisa was still born, Friday, Nov 12 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Additional survivors include one sister, Elizabeth Jane Newsome at home, paternal grandmother, Jean Newsome of Catlettsburg, and maternal grandparents, Jack and Juanita McGrahann of Louisa. Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov 15 at Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

PRIODE, Edith (Spillman)
1921-1999
Edith Spillman Priode, 78, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 13, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Priode was born Apr 4, 1921, in Naugatuck, WV, a daughter of the late Jay and Barbara Carey Spillman. She was a member of Savage Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Marion Priode, of Louisa; 2 sons, Marion F. Priode of Ironton, OH, and Lewis Priode of Ona, WV, a brother, Harold Spillman of Dayton, OH, and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jack Savage Monday, Nov 15 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

ROBERTSON, Larry Dale
1950-1999
Larry Dale Robertson, 49, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Nov 9, at Tucker Community Care. Mr. Robertson was born Apr 21, 1950 in Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Opal Robinson Robertson. He was a member of Smith Chapel Church, Point Section, Louisa. Survivors include 6 sisters, June Copley, Phyllis Spurlock, Debbie Cassady and Brenda Sartin all of Louisa, Donna George, Louisa, Bonnie Vance, Van Lear, KY; 5 brothers: Ronald Robertson, Virgil Robertson, Noah Robertson, Freddie Robertson all of Fort Gay and Johnny Ray Robertson, Louisa; several nieces and nephews. and very special friend, Charlotta Webb, Louisa.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Thompson, Friday, Nov 12, at Smith Chapel Church. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

SETSER, Opal (Fraley)
1916-1999
Opal Fraley Setser, 83, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 1 at her residence. Mrs. Setser was born Mar 29, 1916 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Sara Preece Fraley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville Setser, in 1978, 2 daughters, Vista Burke and Peggy Setser and 2 grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 daughters, Irene Spence, Martin County and Ruth Sunday, Doris McKinney and Bonnie Setser, all of Louisa, 3 sons, William Setser, Blaine Setser, and David Setser all of Louisa, 2 brothers, Abraham Lincoln Fraley of Martin County, and Earl Fraley of West Virginia, 34 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willie Goble Thursday, Nov 18 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Setser Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

SPAULDING, William
1925-1999
William Spaulding, 74, of Kermit, WV, died Saturday, Nov 20, at his residence. Mr. Spaulding was born Feb 2, 1925, in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Vess and Ailsie Brewer Spaulding. Survivors include 2 sons, Danny Spaulding and Billy Ray Spaulding, both of Inez, 2 brothers, Cecil Spaulding and Andy Spaulding, both of Kermit and 3 sisters, Rose Fields of Kermit and Margaret Garland and Polly Porter, both of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clyde Ray Muncy and Haskel Fields Tuesday, Nov 23, at Breeden Creek Church of Christ. Burial was in Spaulding Cemetery, Kermit. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

STURN, Polly
1915-1999
Polly Sturn, 84, of Winchester, OH, died Sunday, Oct 31. Mrs. Sturn was born Mar 31, 1915 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Mary Whitt Luster. Survivors include one brother, Carl Mills of Inez, and 3 sisters, Shirley Mills of Beauty, KY, and Kaite Wiley and Bessie Scott both of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, today, Nvo 3, by Revs. Quentin Crum and Mike Crum at 2 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery, Union Road, Turkey Creek, KY. Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

THOMPSON, Phoebe (Miller)
Phoebe Miller Thompson,89, of Pickerington, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 17 at Specialty Select Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Thompson was born Jun 4, 1910, a daughter of John and Josephine Thompson Miller She was also preceded in death by her  husband Ernest Thompson in 1975. She was a housewife. Survivors include two daughters Roberta Rowan and Ida Joe Slone and one son Ernest J. Thompson married Anna Myrl Shannon, one sister, Thelma Arrington, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tim Meade, Sunday, Nov 21 at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

VAUGHN, Kathleen (Skeens)
1946-1999
Kathleen Vaughn, 53, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, Nov 10, after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Vaughn was born Mar 4, 1946, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Jo Muncy Skeens. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Skeens, and mother in law, Abigail Vaughn. She was an employee of State Auto Insurance Company as a port folio manager for over 24 years. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Vaughn of Columbus, one son, Mark Vaughn, of Obetz, father in law, Robert Vaughn, of Bethesda, OH, 5 brothers, Rev. Jack (Roberta) Skeens, Dell Skeens and Bill (Marilyn) Skeens, all of Ashland, Thomas (Mavis) Skeens, of Apple Valley, CA and Robert Skeens of Arkansas, 2 sisters, Dian (Thomas) Sparks of Columbus, Joy (Lace) Hampton of New Canton, VA, sister in law, Sandy (Vaughn) Price, of Tavares, FL and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Lory Brafford Saturday, Nov 13 at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. Graumlich and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

WALLACE, Mattie Emma (Ratcliff)
1906-1999
Mattie Emma Wallace, 93, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Nov 9, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Wallace was born Jan 3, 1906, in Tabors Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Robert and Phyllis Bromley Ratcliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley (Mose) Wallace in 1988. She was a cook and a member of A.M.E. Church, Louisa. Survivors include 2 nieces, Arvona Moore of Louisa and Nolanda Ferrell of Huntington, WV, and 5 great nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, Nov 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 17, 1999

WEST, Juanita (Arrington)
1938-1999
Juanita Arrington West, 61, of Blaine, died Friday, November 19, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. West was born October 26, 1938, in Lawrence County, to Della Arrington and the late Charlie Arrington. She was a secretary for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a member of Hoods Fork United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her husband, Claude West; one daughter, Robin Barker of Catlettsburg; one son, Rocky Darrell West of Blaine; one sister, Rita Lynn Smith of Fort Gay, West Virginia; two brothers, Kenneth and Chuck Arrington, both of Blaine; and three grandchildren, Mark West, Karri Pannell and Georgia West  and one great-granddaughter, Hailee Morgan Pannell. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 22, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Elders Gene May, Doug Ward and Kenny Preece officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Hood. Wilson Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

WRIGHT, Johnny
1944-1999
Johnny Wright, 55, of Cleburne, TX, died Sunday, Oct 24. Mr. Wright was born Sep 6, 1944 in Columbus, OH. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Wright, of Cleburne; 2 step daughters, Carol Allen of Rio Vista, TX and Betty Prichard of Cleburne, 3 step sons, Gary Roye and Steve Roye, both of Cleburne and Lynne Roye of Venus, TX; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were conducted, Thursday, Oct 28 with burial in Wright Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 3, 1999

YATES, Gordon
1918-1999
Gordon Yates, 81, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 17, at his residence. Mr. Yates was born Jun 14, 1918 in Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Jay and Bessie Diamond Yates. He was the founder of Yates Wrecker and Auto Parts, Louisa, and a veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife, Helen O’Bryan Yates, one daughter, Linda (Clyde) Holt of Louisa, 3 sons, L. Cullen Yates, Timothy (Lois) Yates and Paul Yates, all of Louisa, one sister, Aileen Croghan of Venice, FL and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, Nov 19, at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, Graveside military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103 at Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Nov 24, 1999

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BALL, Tom J.
1907-1999
Tom J. Ball, 92, of Louisa, did Thursday, Dec 23 at Martin County Nursing Home. Mr. Ball was born Feb 18, 1907, in Mattie, a son of the late Vinson C. Ball and Emma Jane Spencer Ball. He was also preceded in death by wives, Gladys Ball in 1971 and Jean Ball in 1993. He was retired from J & L Steel, Pittsburg, PA and was a member of Christian Missionary Church. Survivors include one daughter, Jane (John) Atkinson of Houston, TX, 2 sons, Bob (Leah Rae) Ball of Palm City, FL and Bill Ball of Lake Charles, LA; 2 sisters, Opal Clark and Grathel Ball, both of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes Monday, Dec 27 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

BORDERS, Mellie (McClure)
1904-1999
Mellie McClure Borders, 95, of Chapman, KY, died Friday, Dec 10, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Chapman was born Apr 7, 1904 in Chapman, a daughter of the late Joe and Geneva Muncy McClure. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Borders in 1965. She was a housewife, and a member of Chapman Methodist church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Geneva Franklin of Mt. Sterling, and Ethel Young of Ashland, one son, John Borders of Erlanger, one sister, Dereca Preston of Louisa; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor John Chapman, Sunday, Dec 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

BOWEN, Mabel (Saxton)
1940-1999
Mabel Bowen, 59, of Catlettsburg, died Friday, Dec 3 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Bowen was born May 7, 1940, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Ira and Stella Saxton. She was a housewife and attended Baptist Church in Huntington. Survivors include one daughter, Malinda (Jimmie) Henderson of Huntington, 4 sons, James Adams, Robert Adams, and Mark Adams, all of Huntington and Paul (Paula) Adams of Columbus, OH, 2 sisters, Virginia Curry and Marie Trimble both of Huntington, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Eugene Phelps, Monday, Dec 6, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1999

BURKE, Cynthia (McKenzie)
1900-1999
Cynthia McKenzie Burke, 99, of Ashland, died Thursday, Dec 23. Mrs. Burke was born Feb 20, 1900 in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Phoebe Fairchild McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver R. Burke. She was retired from Ford Motor Company. Survivors include 2 brothers, James D. McKenzie of Johnson County and John J. McKenzie of Ashland. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Revs. Wendell Ison and Chuck McCormick, Monday, Dec 27, with burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery, Catlettsburg. Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

CARTER, Roy F.
1938-1999
Roy F. Carter, 61, of Kenova, WV, died Wednesday, Dec 22 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington. Mr. Carter was born Aug 9, 1938, in Adams, KY, a son of the late Laudie and Ivory Adams Carter. He was a steel worker with  Inco Steel for 18 years and a member of 7153 Local Steelworkers. Survivors include his wife, Joan Bartram Carter, of Kenova, one son, Mark A. Carter of Louisa; 2 sisters, Belva Burns of West Jefferson, OH and Jane Kelly of London, OH; 2 brothers, Gene Carter of London, mother in law, Lena Mae McCloud of Kenova, one granddaughter and 2 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec 27 at Peters Chapel Church, Fort Gay. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 29, 1999

CHAFIN, Thomas J.
1930-1999
Thomas J. Chafin, 69, of Oppy, KY, died Tuesday, Dec 14, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Chafin was born Jul 22, 1930 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Kenna and Gay Evans Chafin. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Deanna Self Chafin of Oppy; 6 sons, Fred Chafin of Beauty, KY, and Jeffie Chafin, Brian Stepp, Neil Stepp, Thomas Chafin and Matthew Chafin, all of Lovely, KY; 9 daughters, Patsy Finley, Delorse Murphy, Carol Cantrell, Donna Harmon, Rhonda Marcum, Laura Preece, Debbie Dye and Cassandra Chafin, all of Lovely and Jonell Hensley of Lenore, WV, one brother, Columbus Chafin, of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Mary Murphy of Lovely and Carol Adkins of Logan, WV; 6 half sisters, Lula Chafin, Shirley Trout, Linda Chafin, Thelma Gene Trout, Dorsey Chaffin and Anna Gay Stepp, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Paul Stepp and Sidney Finley, Friday, Dec 17 at Oppy Church of God. Burial was in Chafin Cemetery, Oppy. Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc., Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

COMBS, W. A. (Bill)
1911-1999
W. A. (Bill) Combs, 88, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 10, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Combs was born Aug 9, 1911 in Knott County, KY, a son of the late Shade and Sarah Ritchie Combs. He was a retired office manager with United Coal Company, a WWII U. S. Army Air Corp veteran and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Mitchell Combs of Louisa; 2 sons, William M. Combs of Jacksonville, FL and Lloyd W. Combs of Cedar Bluff, VA, 3 grandchildren, Willard Vinson Combs, Harold Lawrence Combs, and Victoria Combs Chester and 6 great grandchildren, Cody Chester, Mitchell Combs, Michelle Combs, Melissa Combs, Christopher Combs and Matthew Combs. Funeral services were conducted by Evangelist Mike Rife and Ron Cole, Monday, Dec 13, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Military graveside services were conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

CORNETTE, Henry C.
1938-1999
Henry C. Cornette, 61, of Columbus, OH, died Friday, Dec 17. Mr. Cornette was born Jul 7, 1938, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Preece Maynard Cornette. He was employed with Yellow Freight Systems Member Teamsters 103. Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Hill Cornette of Columbus, 3 sons, James Cornette and Edward Cornette both of Columbus, and Mike Hess of Georgia; 7 step children, Cherie, Mary Sue, Donald, James, Sharon, Edward and Elizabeth; one brother, Lowell T. Cornette of Columbus, 2 sisters, Doris Cornette of Beauty, KY and Nadien McCabe of Columbus and many grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Sherman Preece and Billy Chapman Thursday, Dec 23 at 1 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Preece Cemetery, Pilgrim, KY. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

CYRUS, Phyllis Jean
1933-1999
Phyllis Jean Hinkle Cyrus, 66, of Richmond, VA, died Dec 8. Mrs. Cyrus was born Aug 24, 1933, in Louisa, a daughter of Lee and Betty Wilson Hinkle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elbert (Tick) Cyrus on May 4, 1998, and father and mother in law, Everett and Nolda Cyrus. She graduated from Louisa High School. Survivors include 3 daughters Betty Lee (Hugh) Debury of Virginia Beach, VA, Ann (Ron) Roub and Helen Faye (Mike) Miller, both of Greensburg, VA, one son, Mitchell (Beth) Cyrus of North Carolina; one sister, Jesse Potter of Shelby, OH, one aunt, Dora Wilson of Louisa;5 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, one step granddaughter, 6 sisters in law, and 5 brothers in law. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 10 in Richmond. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

DANIELS, Charlie F.
1949-1999
Charlie F. Daniels, 50, of Ashville, OH, died Monday, Dec 20, in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mr. Daniels was born Jul 26, 1949, in Ulysses, a son of Corilla Cox Daniels Fullen of Circleville, OH and the late Walter E. Daniels. He was a veteran of Vietnam War and a member of VFW Post 3334. Additional survivors include 2 daughters, Frances (David) Smith of Winamac, IN and Mary Daniels of Circleville; step mother, Mary N. Daniels of River, KY, grandmother, Ermie Cox of Circleville and granddaughter, Andrew Stump. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 22 at 8 p.m. at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Wellman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

DILLON, Chidetta Pratt (Pennington)
1936-1999
Chidetta Pratt Dillon, 63, of Willard, KY, died Wednesday, Nov 24, at Ohio State University Hospital. Mrs. Dillon was born Jan 13, 1936, in Willard, a daughter of Homer Pennington of Webbville and the late Gertrude Ratcliff Pennington. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include 4 daughters, Wannetta Music of Pataskala, OH, Nancy Hamilton of Louisa, Lisa Scott of Greenup, and Jennifer Watts of Waynesboro, PA, one half brother, Kendall Pennington of Webbville, 6 grandchildren and ex-husband, Walter Pratt of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Arnold Watts, Sunday, Nov 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Damron Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

ESTEP, Beatrice (Adkins)
1913-1999
Beatrice Estep, 86, of Louisa, died Monday Nov 22, in Leesburg, FL. Mrs. Estep was born Aug 16, 1913 in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Milton and Bessie Cline Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kay Estep, in 1988. She was a housewife and a member of Bear Creek Apostolic Church and the Lawrence County Democrat Women’s Club. Survivors include one daughter, Josephine DeHoas of Lady Lake, FL, one son, Ron Estep of Cincinnati, OH, 2 sisters, Magaline Ryan of Ashville, OH, and Claudia Hayes of Reynoldsburg, OH, 2 brothers, Thomas Adkins of Fruitland Park, FL and Raymond Adkins of Canal Winchester, OH, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gary Mounts Saturday, Nov 27 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1. 1999

ESTEPP, Shannon W.
1932-1999
Shannon W. “Ace” Estepp, 67,of Pataskala, died Friday, Dec 24, at his home. Mr. Estepp was preceded in death by his parents, W. M. and Dovie Estepp, one stepson, Raymond L. Spafford and one sister, Kathleen Shul. He was a member of Iron Workers Local #172, Lancaster Gun Club and Racoon Valley Conservation Club. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Estepp of Pataskala, one son, Robert (Debra) Estepp of Columbus, one daughter, Scheryl Estepp of Pataskala; one sister, Sue Smith of Marietta; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec 28, at Warren F. Kauber Funeral Home, Pataskala. Burial was in Mifflin Twp. Cemetery. Warren F. Kauber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

FIELDS, Eva (Sparks)
1912-1999
Eva Sparks Fields, 87, of Catlettsburg, died Sunday, Dec 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Fields was born Nov 12, 1912, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James B. and Martha Conley Sparks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Fields, Sr., one grandson and 2 great grandchildren. She was a homemaker, past president W.M.U. Church pianist, PTA president, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg; Cannonsburg Homemakers and Democrat Women’s Club. Survivors include 3 daughters, Pauline Wagner of Ashland, Rita Tussey and Kay Crisp, both of Catlettsburg; 3 sons, James William Fields, Roy C. Fields, Jr., and David D. D. Fields all of Catlettsburg; one sister, Dorothy Murphy of Akron, OH; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Stan Williams Wednesday, today, Dec 22 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland. Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

HAYES, Charles A.
1921-1999
Charles A. Hayes, 78, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Dec 19, at Dayton Veterans Hospital. Mr. Hayes was born Jul 31, 1921 in Louisa, a son of the late Allen and Tennie Davis Hayes. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Kathrine Gussler, 4 brothers, Woodrow, John, Ray and Bobby Joe and one grandson, Jerry W. Blankenship. Survivors include 2 daughters, Joyce (Clovis) Blankenship and Linda (Mike) Smith, grandchildren, Lori (Eric) Long, Elizabeth (John) Morrow, Amanda and Linda Blankenship, great grandchildren, Caitlin, Olivia, and Preston; 3 sisters, Muriel Moore, Ethel Gillispie and Francis Cherren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec 22, at O. R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. O. R. Woodyard Co. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

JORDAN, Namon
1939-1999
Namon Jordan, 60, of South Vienna, OH, died Tuesday, Nov 30, at Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. Mr. Jordan was born Sep 26, 1939, in Webbville, a son of the late Matt and Florence Bartley Jordan. Survivors include 2 brothers, Ken Jordan and Fred Jordan, both of Columbus, OH, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Buck Hogston Friday, Dec 3, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1999

KISE, Buster
1918-1999
Buster Kise, 81, of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 9 at Martin County Health Care, Inez. Mr. Kise was born Apr 8, 1918, at Meades Branch, KY, a son of the late Chance and Elizabeth Travis Kise. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Miller Kise in 1999. He was a laborer with Louisa Carpet Mills. Survivors include one sister, Nannie Hartley of Springfield, OH and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Bevins, Sunday, Dec 12 at Meade Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Kise Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

MAXIE, Jackson
1910-1999
Jackson Maxie, 89, of Isonville, KY, died Thursday, Dec 16, at the St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. Mr. Maxie was born May 5, 1910, in Lawrence County, KY a son of the late William Isaac and Beccie Eldridge Maxie. He was also preceded in death by one son, Kendrick Maxie and 7 grandchildren. He was a farmer and a member of the Wallowhole Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Eldridge Maxie of Isonville; 4 sons, William Maxie, Higgie Maxie, Ira Maxie and Virgil Maxie all of Isonville; 2 daughters, Easter Salyers and Mary Bell Skaggs both of Isonville; 36 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roscoe Lewis, Jr. and Billy T. Rice, Sunday, Dec 19 at Wallowhole Enterprise Baptist Church. Pallbearers were David Maxie, Greg Maxie, Donnie Maxie, David Jones, Paul Salyers, Jason Salyers, Russell Salyers, and Franklin Salyers. Burial was in Maxie family cemetery, Little Fork. Eldridge Funeral Home Inc. Sandy Hook, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

MAYNARD, Nevada
1924-1999
Nevada Maynard, 75, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 1 at her residence. Mrs. Maynard was born Jul 28, 1924 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Shirly and Gladys Johnson Maynard. Survivors include her husband, Ray Maynard of Louisa; one son, Ray (Thelma Jean) Maynard; 2 brothers, Shirl Maynard of Holdan, WV, and Charles Preece of Louisa, one sister, Gwenn Maynard of Lundale, WV, and one grandchild, Philip Maynard. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. James Maynard and Phillip Kirk, Friday, Dec 3 at Inez Church of Christ. Burial was in Preece Cemetery, Louisa. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1999

MICHAEL, John Harvey, Jr.
1943-1999
John Harvey Michael, Jr., 56, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Prichard, WV, died Thursday, Dec 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Michael was born Apr 18, 1943 in Ashland, KY, a son of Mildred Brumfield Michael of Prichard  and the late John Harvey Michael, Sr. He was the owner of Sun Storage Inc., Palm Harbor; a member of the Masonic Lodge and a U. S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Ann Parson Michael of Palm Harbor, one daughter, Andrea (Joey) Cyrus of Louisa, 2 stepsons, Scott Sanford, of Tavernier, FL, and William Sanford of Phoenix, AZ; 2 sisters, Joyce (Jay) Davis of Manchester, MI and Annette (Terry) Brumfield of Kenova, WV; 2 grandchildren, A. J. Cyrus and Savannah Cyrus and 2 step grandchildren, Orla Winner and Ewen Sanford. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Tuesday, Dec 28, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Barboursville, WV. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

MILLER, Angie (Maynard)
1928-1999
Angie Maynard Miller, 71, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec 10, at her residence. Mrs. Miller was born Feb 17, 1928, in German, KY, a daughter of the late Taulbee and Amma Setser Maynard. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, June Ferrell and Berniece Wellman and one brother, Lando Maynard. She was a retired nurse at Monore, MI and a member of Garrett United Methodist church. Survivors include her husband, David R. Miller of Louisa, 2 sisters, Laura Elizabeth Vires of Clifford and Mary Elizabeth Fraley of Findlay, OH and 2 brothers, Henry Maynard of Catlettsburg and Cain Maynard of Findlay. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Howard Fritz and Kate Dilley, Sunday, Dec 12 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Savage Branch. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

MILLER, Joy L. (Moore)
1928-1999
Joy L. Miller, 71, of  Lockbourne, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 7, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Clarence C. Miller, of Lockbourne, children, Genesis (Michelle) Miller, and John Miller, both of Lockbourne, OH, Gale Hart and Kathy (Richard Paul II) Howard, both of Columbus, Carmen Bower of Indiana, Connie (Terry) Smith of California, and Bill (Mary K.) Bailey of Ashville, OH; one brother, Monroe Moore of Anaheim, CA; 3 sisters, Agnes Thompson of Columbus, Belvia May and Bonnie Boggs both of Kentucky; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John A. Tipton Friday, Dec 10, at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, Grove City, OH. Burial was in Concord Cemetery, Grove City. Schoedinger-Norris Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

MOORE, Eula (Deboard)
1929-1999
Eula Moore, 70, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov 27, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Moore was born Oct 18, 1929, in Freeburn, KY, a daughter of the late Isaac and Louanna Hayes Deboard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Moore in 1982. She was a nurse’s aide. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Tackett of Marion, OH, 2 sons, Phillip Moore of Louisa, and Michael Moore of Blaine; one sister, Edith Perry of Rittman, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Ross and Ronnie Childers, Tuesday, Nov 30 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial was in Judd Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

MOORE, Homer
1911-1999
Homer Moore, 88, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Moore was born Oct 9, 1911 in Mattie, KY, a son of the late Bert and Erma Moore. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Burke Moore, one brother, Eliza and one stepdaughter, Janice Adkins. He was a retired school teacher, a Jefferys Manufacturing employee, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of Grove City Masonic Lodge AF & M 689, Grove City, OH. Survivors include his wife, Edith T. Bussey Moore of Louisa; 2 daughters, Lois E. Jones of Columbus, OH, and Erma A. Geddes of Barnesville, OH; one son, Roger Moore of Groveport, OH; 2 stepsons, Bruce Bussey of Louisa and Paul Wendell Bussey of Salyersville; one stepdaughter, Karen Bussey of Columbus, one sister, Bertie Anderson of Columbus; 2 brothers, Marvin Moore of Louisa and Keith Moore of Columbus, 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes, Saturday, Dec 4 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 8, 1999

MOUNTS, Edward
1946-1999
Edward LeRoy Mounts, 53, of Fort Gay, died Thursday, Nov 25, in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Mounts was born Apr 4, 1946, in Louisa, a son of the late Oliver and Effie Crabtree Mounts. He was a retired water operator with the city of Fort Gay and as Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Diane Mounts of Fort Gay, one daughter, Joyce Darlene Mounts, of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Edward L. Mounts, Phillip E. Mounts, and Christopher Mounts all of Fort Gay, and James W. Mounts, of Louisa; 6 sisters, Delores Frazier, Darlene King, Pearl Robertson and DeAnn Robertson, all of Fort Gay, and Delenna Anderson of Webbville, one brother, Gary Mounts of Fort Gay and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gary Mounts, Saturday, Nov 27, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Mount family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

PACK, Bill P.
1916-1999
Bill P. Pack, 83, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 22 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. Mr. Pack was born Jan 7, 1916 in Louisa, the only son of the late Fred Pack, former police chief of Louisa and Madge Fisher, also from Lawrence County. Survivors include Imogene Stone Pack, also from Louisa, 9 children, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, all of Washington. Funeral services were held at Riplinger funeral Home on Friday, Dec 24, in Spokane. Bill and Imogene were senior companion volunteers for many years, he will be missed by many. His favorite saying was to have a friend, be one. He lived his life that way. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

PENNINGTON, Jay
1925-1999
Jay Pennington, 74, of Louisa, died Saturday, Dec 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Pennington was born Jun 27, 1925 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late James and Vinnie Salyers Pennington. He was a retired foundry employee, a WWII U. S. Army veteran and a member of the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Franklin Moore Pennington of Louisa; 2 sons, Billy Jay Pennington of Cleveland, OH and James Michael Pennington of Wooster, OH; 2 brothers, Roy Pennington of Akron, OH and Calvin Pennington of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Laura Copley of Butler, IN; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Herman Wellman Tuesday, Dec 14, at Heston Funeral Home. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 6103. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

PRESTON, Gussie (Childers)
1905-1999
Gussie Preston, 94, of Louisa, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa.  She was born Sept. 9, 1905, in George's Creek, KY, a daughter of Farrow and Lizzie Chapman Childers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt Preston in 1989 and one son, Charles Fredrick Preston.  She was a housewife and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 6 sons, George F. Preston, Bobby J. Preston, and Teddy Preston all of Louisa, Paul C. Preston of Grayson, and Jimmy L. Preston and Gary A. Preston both of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Eula Powers of Ypsilanti, Mi and Beulah Castle of Ulysses, KY; 22 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes and Rev. Vennie VanHoose, Sunday, Dec. 19, at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

PRESTON, Melvin Jr.
1949-1999
Melvin Jr. Preston, 50, of Louisa, died Tuesday, December 7, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Preston was born September 23, 1949, in Heiler, KY, a son of the late Harper Preston.....the late Milton Laney and Bessie Laney of Louisa. He was also preceded in death by one son, Melvin Lloyd "Buddy" Preston and one brother, David Preston. He was a crew leader for the Kentucky Forestry Department and a member of Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Annette Bailey Preston of Louisa; one daughter, Brianna Preston at home; one son, Justin Preston at home; five sisters, Junenell May, Annie Dutton, Janie Marcum, Lou Ella Boyd and Mickey Rose, all of Louisa; two brothers, Mike Laney and David Marcum, both of Louisa; two special nieces, Angel Collins and Danyelle Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Tommy Meade and Brad Dutton on Friday, December 10, at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Laney Cemetery, Louisa, Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY, Wednesday, Dec 15, 1999.

PRIDEMORE, Lucille (Boyd)
1916-1999
Lucille Boyd Pridemore, 83, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 7, at her residence. Mrs. Pridemore was born Feb 14, 1916 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late George Washington and Trinville Castle Boyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Talbert Pridemore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include 6 daughters, Betty Pridemore, Wilma Fitch, Joyce Terry and Virginia Thompson, all of Louisa, and Ruth Allen and Ethel Rickman, both of Fallsburg; 4 sons, Albert Maynard and John Moore, both of Burlington Heights, OH, and Mack Pridemore and Bill Pridemore, both of Louisa; one sister, Telia Hensley of Chapman; one half sister, Ethel Spears of Sandusky, OH, one brother, Buster Boyd of Los Angeles, CA, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Brothers Darrell Ratliff and Johnny Ray Stapleton, Friday, Dec 10 at the home of her daughter, Wilma Fitch, of Louisa. Burial was in McClure Cemetery, Gallup, KY. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

REID, John William
1937-1999
John William Reid, 62, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Nov 24, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Reid was born Apr 6, 1937, in Lexington, a son of the late Richard Pryor and Alice Juanita Combs Reid. He was a retired supervisor at Kentucky Power (AEP), a member of the Methodist church, Catlettsburg Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 93, Kenova, WV, co-chairman of the Louisa Area fire and Rescue District, treasurer of Lawrence county, Football Quarterback Club, a retired volunteer Louisa fire fighter, stats keeper for LCHS Football team, a charter member of the Louisa Bass Club and a U. S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from Louisa High School Class of 1955 and attended the University of Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Adkins Reid of Louisa, one son, Matthew Alan Reid of Louisa and one brother, Thomas W. Reid of Tucson, AZ. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier, Sunday, Nov 28, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Dec 1, 1999

ROBERTS, Florence Ellen (Moore)
1918-1999
Florence Ellen Moore Roberts, 81, of Urbana, OH, died Saturday, Dec 11 at her residence. Mrs. Roberts was born Sep 23, 1918, at Adams, KY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma McComis Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oren Luther Roberts, Apr 1995; one daughter, Virginia Pearl Gordon, Jul 1986, 5 sisters, 4 brothers, 2 sons in law, Harry C. Vanhoose and William B. Campbell; one grandson in law, Eugene Jude; one great granddaughter, Rebecca Turner; and one great-great grandson, Jade Turner. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church for 54 years and was a former employee of Grimes Manufacturing for 18 yeas, retiring in 1978. Survivors include 6 daughters and sons in law, Delores (Clyde) Tackett of Columbus, Loray (Atlee) Carter and Norma Jean (Leonard) Standley, all of Mechanicsburg, Loraine (Earl) Campbell, Phyllis Kay (Dave) Kimbler, all of Urbana, and Wanda Jo Campbell (Joe) Ross of Stambaugh, KY; 4 sisters, Kate Crabtree of Grove City, Ida Curtis of Columbus, Wavie Newsom of Ashville and Roberta Bowers of Huron; 26 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jesse Walters and Buddy Tuttle Wednesday, today, Dec 15 at Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Littleton and Rue Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

STEPP, Ila (Ward)
1911-1999
Ila W. Stepp, 88, of Inez, died Friday, Dec 17, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Stepp was born Feb 22, 1911, in Fleming County, KY, a daughter of the late Charlie and Nova Henderson Ward. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William (Big Bill) Stepp on Apr 8, 1959, 2 daughters, Lucille Wells and Billie Mills; one grandchild, Beverly Cumbo Ferguson; and 2 great grandchildren, Hillary and Miranda Shea Ferguson. Survivors include 2 sons, Gary Stepp of Inez and William Elmer Stepp of Baltimore, MD, 3 daughters, Deanna Damron of Ashville, OH, Betty Helms of Pikeville, and Judy Cumbo of Inez; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Quentin Crum, Monday, Dec 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Inez. Burial was in Stepp family cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 22, 1999

TERRY, Nell (Vinson)
1924-1999
Nell Vinson Terry, 75, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Dec 23, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Terry was born Feb 4, 1924, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Robert L. Jr., and Florence Deatley Vinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. V. Buck Terry in 1985. She was a housewife, a restaurant owner, and a lifetime member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge. She was past president of the Louisa Woman’s club, past regent of Louisa Chapter DAR, served as a district officer of Kentucky Democratic Woman’s Club, and served on the regional tourism board. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Davis of Louisa, one son, James Kelley of Delaware, OH, 2 brothers, George Vinson of Louisa and Robert Vinson of South Point, OH, 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, Monday, Dec 27 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

THOMPSON, Leotie (Spurlock)
1915-1999
Leotie Thompson, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday, Dec 25. Mrs. Thompson was born Mar 8, 1915, in Louisa, a daughter of the late John and May Stewart Spurlock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Thompson, in 1994. She was a housewife and a member of Salt Petre Church. Survivors include one son, Simon McHenry of Two Lakes, CA; 2 sisters, Lizzie Hall and Sarah Cox, both of Louisa; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Paul Finley Tuesday, Dec 28 at Salt Petre Church. Burial was in Spurlock Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

THOMPSON, Violet (Moore)
1926-1999
Violet Moore Thompson, 73, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 29, at her residence. Mrs. Thompson was born Jan 16, 1926, in Wilbur, KY, a daughter of the late Sam and Fannie Howard Moore. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Moore and one sister, Alkie Young. She was a homemaker and a member of Mary United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Grover Thompson of  Louisa; 4 daughters, Betty Castle of Louisville, Shirley (Darrell) Baldwin and Earlene (Harold) Baldwin, both of Staffordsville, and Kathy (Granville) Senters, of Louisa; 4 sons, Henry (Carolyn) Thompson, Billy (Mae) Thompson, James (Eva) Thompson , and Ronnie (Virginia) Thompson, all of Louisa, 4 sisters, Stella Johnson, Beatrice Stambaugh, and Hazel Burchett all of Louisa, and Irene Diamond of Fallsburg, 5 brothers, Herman Moore, Charlie Moore, Denver Moore, Thurman Moore and Arthur Moore, all of Louisa, 23 grandchildren, one step grandchild, and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Elders Jeff Carroll, Frank Blevins, and Joseph Cantrell, Thursday, Dec 2, at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Judd Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

TRIPLETT, Shelby Jean (Booth)
1938-1999
Shelby Jean Booth Triplett, 61, of Louisa, died Thursday, Nov 25. Mrs. Triplett was born Mar 31, 1938 in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Shevie and Gladys Ward Booth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Turner Triplett, in Feb 1999. She attended Fallsburg Tabernacle and was retired from the J. C. Penney Company in Columbus, OH. Survivors include 5 sons, Ron Triplett and Lonnie Triplett both of Inez, Donald Eugene Triplett of Columbus, OH, Turner Lynn Triplett of Fallsburg, and Paul David Triplett of Thornville, OH; 3 half sisters, 3 half brothers, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gordon McCoy Saturday, Nov 27, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Pope-Hammond Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

WALTER, Lora Thelma (Chandler)
1908-1999
Lora Thelma Chandler Walter, 91, of Ashland, died Monday, Dec 20 in Centerville, TN. Mrs. Walter was born Jan 31, 1908 in Charley, KY, a daughter of the late John H. and Nora Hayes Chandler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Wadesworth Walter in 1966. She was a retired school teacher with the Catlettsburg and Boyd County schools. She began teaching in one room schoolhouses at Backrun and Candy Run in Scioto County, OH in 1927. She was also a co-author of 4 books on the family history of the Chandler, Walter and Hayes families. She was a member of the Beaver Valley United Baptist Church, Kentucky Genealogical Society, Boyd County Education Association and the Boyd County Retired Teacher Association. Survivors include one daughter, Norida “Nan” Nipp of Ashland, 6 sons, Lafayette Walter, John Paul Walter, Wendell Jack Walter and William Grady Walter all of Ashland, Richard B. Walter of Catlettsburg, and Theodore B. Walter of Lexington, one sister, Gladys Blake of Beaver, OH, 3 brothers, Leroy Chandler, Paul W. Chandler and John William Chandler,  all of Huntington, WV; 26 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec 23 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland. Burial was in Ashland Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

WHITE, Thomas
1913-1999
Thomas White, 86, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Dec 7, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. White was born Aug 4, 1913 in New York City, NY, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth White. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie White in 1992. He was a steam fitter with the Norfolk Naval Ship yard and an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include 3 step sons, John Moore of Louisa and Edward Moore and William Moore of Portsmouth, VA and 2 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Howard Fritz, Friday, Dec 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, VA. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 15, 1999

WILSON, Claude Ivan
1928-1999
Claude Ivan Wilson, 71, of Lovely, KY, died Wednesday, Nov 24, in S. Williamson, A.R.H. Mr. Wilson was born Jan 2, 1928, in Martin County, KY, a son of Dora Beverly Wilson and the late Claude Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Wilson, in 1989. Additional survivors include one daughter, Donna Wilson of Lovely; 7 brothers, Howard Wilson, Gary Wilson and Lowell Wilson, all of Pilgrim, KY, Ruell Wilson of Atlanta, GA, Terry Wilson, of Inez, Anthony Wilson of Hode, KY and Joe Wilson of Keaton, KY and 6 sisters, Ernestine Wilson, of Jamestown, OH, Della Howard and Lois Dune, both of Columbus, OH, Rosemary Wilson of Colorado Springs, CO, Naoma Coleman of Stambaugh, KY, and Arlene Marcum of Inez. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Prentice Meade and James Slone, Sunday, Nov 28, at Buck Branch United Baptist Church, Lovely. Burial was in Moore Cemetery. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 1, 1999

WILSON, Wanda Lee (Queen)
1922-1999
Wanda Lee Queen Wilson, 77, of Cincinnati, OH, died Friday, Dec 24. Survivors include 3 daughters, Katherine J. Wilson of Cincinnati, Ann Q. (James) St. Martin and Donna M. Bradwick, both of San Diego, CA; 2 sons, Gary G. (Judy) Wilson of Cincinnati and Steven W. (Evelyn) Wilson of Mt. Orab; mother, Belva M. Bellamy Todd of Ashland, 11 grandchildren, Herbert C. (Therese), Yahtz C. and Ann W. Altemeier, Christopher L., Anthony T. and Jeanie M., St. Martin, Geremy G. and Jessica M. Wilson, Candice L., Nicholas W. and Caroline M. Wilson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec 27 at Frederick Funeral Home, Pippin. Frederick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 29, 1999

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