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BUTCHER, Jeremiah Ray
Jeremiah Ray Butcher, died Sunday, Jan 2, at South Williamson A. R. H. Jeremiah was born Jan 2, 2000, in Pike Co., KY, the son of Harrison Ray and Brenda Salmons Butcher. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Virgel Ray and Barbara Spence Butcher and maternal grandparents, Flem and Brenda Glandon Salmons. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jessie Stroud Wednesday, today, Jan 5, at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Church of God. Burial will be in Salmon family cemetery. Phelps and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

CHILDERS, Lawrence
1920-1999
Lawrence "Muletrain" Childers, 79, of Michigan City, IN, died Thursday, December, 1999 at Mary Bartz Hospice, Valparaiso, Ind. Mr. Childers was born January 23, 1920, in Louisa, a son of the late James and Lucy Coburn Childers. He was also preceded in death by wives, Amanda Brooker Childers, on December 7, 1966; and Nannie King Childers on April 29, 1992; seven brothers, Bert, Lindsey, John, James, Ed, Ernest and Fred Childers; 2 sisters, Nannie Smart and Elsie Rittenberry.  He was a laborer with Pullman Standard for 29 1/2 years; a World War II Army veteran; a sergeant in the 87th Infantry; and a life member of the DAV. He received the Victory Medal, the American Theatre Ribbon and the Eame Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Childers and Anna Marie (Ray) Miller, both of Michigan City; 3 sons, Donald (Cindy) Childers, and Patrick (Shellie) Childers, both of Michigan City; and Larry (Bernice) Childers of Valparaiso; one brother, Paul Childers of Michigan City; 8 grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah, Tiffany and Tabitha Childers, Kathleen Miller, Brad and Shane Wilson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lawrence L. Vollink on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Root Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 2000

FOWLER, Anna V. (Dawson)
1912-2000
Anna V. Dawson Fowler, 87, of Fort
Gay, WV, died Sunday, Jan 2 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Fowler was born Jul 12, 1912 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Wayne and Emma Raines Dawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Fowler in 1980. She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church, Fort Gay. Survivors include one nephew, Billy Bartram of Columbus, OH, Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William Hayton Thursday, Jan 6, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Doss Hill Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

HOWELL, Boyd
1941-1999
Boyd Howell, 58, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Jan 1. Mr. Howell was born Aug 10, 1941 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late William Boyd and Vistie Varies Howell. Survivors include his wife, Deleana Parsley Howell of Columbus; 2 sons, Floyd Richard Block of Cleveland, OH, and Kevin McCoy of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mary Kathaleen Brooks of Cleveland, and Lori Wheeler of Newark, OH, 4 brothers, Tony Howell, Elmer Howell and Hayes Howell, all of Inez, and James Howell of Warfield, KY; 2 sisters, Vadie Maynard of Pilgrim and Carrine Sammons of Louisa; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Greenway Parsley and James Parsley Tuesday, Jan 4 at Phelps and son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Parsley Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

HOWELL, Ralph
1931-2000
Ralph Howell, 68, of McDowell, KY, died Thursday, Jan 20 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell. Mr. Howell was born Sep 25, 1931 in Price, KY, a son of the late Jarvey and Lizzie Cox Howell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maxie Howell. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the First Baptist Church, McDowell. Survivors include one son, Charles William Howell of McDowell, 2 daughters, Raddie Sue McQuate of Louisa and Anita Jo Stumbo of McDowell, 3 brothers, Kennel Howell of Dayton, OH, Berbage Howell of Wooster, OH and Roland Howell of McDowell; 5 grandchildren, Michael McQuate, Dee Dee McQuate, Chuck McQuate, Leslie Allison Howell and Samantha Marie Stumbo; and 2 great grandchildren, Michael Kade McQuate and Tyler McQuate. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harry Hargis Sunday, Jan 23 at First Baptist Church, McDowell. Burial was in Orkney Cemetery, McDowell. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 2000

HURT, Shirley D. (Lawson)
1909-2000
Shirley D. Lawson Hurt, 90, died Saturday, Jan 22 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Hurt was born Mar 24, 1909 in Glenwood, KY, a daughter of the late James Larkin and Amanda Bayes Lawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurston Hurt, in 1969. She was a retired Lawrence County teacher and social worker, a member of Eastern Star, the Democrat Women’s Club, Democratic Executive Committee, and Louisa United Methodist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Joanne Werner of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Barbara Whites Skean of Alvaton, KY; one son, Thurston Lawson Hurt of Shahmar, FL; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, including Amanda and Lawson Whites of Louisa and 3 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, Wednesday, today, Jan 26, at Louisa United Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 2000

JERVIS, Phillip Wayne
1970-2000
Phillip Wayne Jervis, 29, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 18, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Jervis was born Jun 30, 1970, in Louisa, a son of Garland and Doris Akers Jervis of Fort Gay, WV. He was a supervisor at Mountain Tarp and Awning, attended Isaac Park Church, Louisa, and was a former member of the Fort Gay Fire Department. Additional survivors include his wife, Cindy Johnson Jervis of Louisa, 4 sisters, Deloris Bailey of Fort Gay, Connie Perry of Lavalette, WV, Diane Snow of Genoa, WV and Donna Frazier of Huntington, WV, 3 brothers, Roger Allen Jervis of Leesburg, FL and Randy Lee Jervis and Ronnie Dale Jervis, both of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Frances Rice and Kenny Bailey Sunday, Jan 23, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Johnson-Jervis Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 2000

JUDE, Odias
1935-2000
Odias Jude, 64, of Debord, KY, died Tuesday, Jan 4. Mr. Jude was born Jun 18, 1935, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Elmer and Rebecca Jones Jude. He was a dozer operator. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Howell Jude of Debord, 3 sons, Odias Jude and William Michael Jude, both of Inez and Ernie Jude of Prestonsburg, 3 daughters, Pam Branham of Louisa, Rebecca Parsons, of Wayne, WV, and Roberta Toler of Justice, WV, 2 brothers, Albert Jude of Louisa and I. G. Jude of Pilgrim; 3 sisters, Ruth Lowe and Ida Smith, both of Inez and Emily Wilson of Pilgrim and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Quentin Crum and Mike Crum, Friday, Jan 7 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Lowe Cemetery, Debord. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 2000

KINGERY, Eleine (Burke)
1917-2000
Eleine Burke Kingery, 82, of Patriot, OH, died Thursday, Jan 20 at her residence. Mrs. Kingery was born Apr 11, 1917, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Lena Walters Burke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Kingery; one daughter, Ruth Eleine Kingery; one grandson, Tony Kingery; and 2 brothers, Russ Burke and Charles Burke. She was a retired nurse and a homemaker and a member of Dickey Chapel Church. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Ann Hall of Patriot, 3 sons, David Kingery, Stanley (Athens) Kingery and Arnold (Norma) Kingery, all of Patriot, one sister, Julia (William) Wisemandle of Bidwell, OH, one brother, Daniel C. (Ruth) Burke of Marion, TX, special friend, Ralph Ingles of Waterloo, OH; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cliff Curry, Sunday, Jan 23, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers included Jeff Johnson, Stephen Hall, Marty Kingery, Thomas Kingery, Steve hall, Isaiah Roach and Ulysses Pace. Burial was in Kingery Cemetery. Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 2000

KITTS, Herbert Ray
1927-1999
Herbert Ray (Herb) Kitts, 72, of Salem, Cascara community, died Sunday, Dec 12, at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Kitts was born Oct 13, 1927 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Luther and Niza Workman Kitts. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mona Chapman Kitts and one son, Michael Kitts. He was a retired mechanic and a former service station owner in Las Vegas. Survivors include his wife, Alice Fitzpatrick of Salem; 2 daughters, Barbara Brown and Cheryl Jean Perez, both of Las Vegas; one son, Carl Ray Kitts of Las Vegas, one brother, Walter Kitts, Salem, Cascara community; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 2000

LEWIS, Charles Calvin
1924-1999
Charles Calvin Lewis, 75, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Dec 28. Mr. Lewis was born Sep 1, 1924 in Bradyville, WV, a son of the late Charles W. and Lena Akdins Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phoebe Hoskinson. He was a carpenter and World War II Army veteran. Survivors include one step daughter, Marlene Mullins of Triangle, VA; 3 brothers, James Lewis of Texas and Raymond Lewis and Jessie Lewis, both of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Glen Frazier and Mack Fetheroff Friday, Dec 31, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Docks Creek Cemetery, Docks Creek, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

MARCUM, Eric Eddy
1953-1999
Eric Eddy Marcum, 46, of Crum, WV, died Thursday, Dec 30, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Marcum, was born Nov 28, 1953, in Huntington, WV, a son of Helen Jenkins Marcum Boggs of St. Point, OH and the late Carl E. Marcum. He was a welder. Additional survivors include his wife, Patsy Marcum of Crum, stepfather, Peter Boggs of St. Point; one daughter, Erica Laine Marcum of Crum; one son, Christopher Marcum of Crum; 2 sisters, Teresia VanHoose of Fredrick, MD and Carla Walsh of Proctorville, OH and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pete Shaffer Sunday, Jan 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Crum Cemetery, Crum. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

MAYNARD, Pearl E. (Moore)
1918-2000
Pearl E. Maynard, 81, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 11, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Maynard was born Jul 16, 1918, in Dry Ridge, KY, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Jennie Simpson Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. W. (Bill) Maynard. She was a housewife and attended Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Harold Moore of Irving, TX and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kimble Copley, Friday, Jan 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 2000

MOORE, Ranson Paul
1923-1999
Ranson Paul Moore, 76, of Argillite, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, Dec 30, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born Jan 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Walter and Audrea Regaina Miller Moore. He was also preceded in death by one son, Anthony Moore. He was a member of VFW and PVA and a U. S. Army Korea veteran. Survivors include his wife, Linda Chaffin Moore, of Argillite; 3 daughters, Eva Roseanne Cogan of Springfield, OH, and Melissa Davis, and Tina Gillum, both of Argillite, one sister, Della Mae Thorne of New Carlisle, OH, 3 brothers, Calvin Moore, Lace Moore and Homer Moore, all of Louisa; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan 2, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Chaffin Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

MUNCY, Lois (Johnson)
1936-2000
Lois Muncy, 63, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Jan 17, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Muncy was born Jul 10, 1936, in Letcher Co., KY, a daughter of the late Hiram and Mary Phelps Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Ben Muncy of Fort Gay, one son, Bennett Wayne Muncy of Knoxville, TN; 2 daughters, Rowena Gail Wilson of River Rouge, MI and Teresa Whitley of Mocksville, NC, 3 brothers, Fletcher Johnson, Ed Johnson and Leonard Johnson, all of McRoberts, KY; 2 sisters, Ruth Mullins and Ruby Branham, both of McRoberts, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan 20, at 11 a.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Muncy-Moore Cemetery, Tomahawk. Phelps and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 2000

RACH, Virgie (Maier)
1921-2000
Virgie Maier Rach, 78, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Jan 4, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Rach was born May 13, 1921 in Orange, TX a daughter of the late Max Edward and Selma Kolmeier Maier. She was a homemaker and a member of Lawrence County Homemakers and Radio Bible Class. Survivors include her husband, Irwin Rach of Louisa; one daughter, Janice Sue Meyer of Evandale, TX, 3 sons, David Irwin Rach of Dothan, AL, Jerry Maier Rach of Reedsville, OH, and Albert Steve Rach of Louisa; one sister, Maxine Selma Reeves of Nashville, AR, 3 brothers, Henry Keller Maier of Beaumont, TX, Max Edward Maier of Hemphill, TX and Richard Maier of Lake Charles, LA; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jake McCoy, Friday, Jan 7 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 2000

SARTIN, Clifford
1915-2000
Clifford Sartin, 84, of Louisa, died Monday, Jan 17 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Sartin was born Sep 1, 1915 in Webb, WV, a son of the late John and Maude Sammons Sartin. He was a carman with N & W Railroad, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marie Davis Sartin of Louisa; one step daughter, Lula Mae Rose of Suman, IN, 2 stepsons, John Ray Grace of Gahanna, OH, and Lucian Grace of Lexington, one sister, Charlene Sartine of Vero Beach, FL; one brother, William H. Sartina of Olive Hill, his stepmother, Bertha Sartaine of Olive Hill; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. John Simms and Kevin Davis at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 20, at Young Funeral Home chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 2000

SARTIN, Nannie
1927-2000
Nannie Sartin, 72, died Saturday, Jan 15 at Williamson A.R. H. Mrs. Sartin was born Sep 12, 1927 in Martin County,KY, a daughter of th elate Jessie and Morning Maynard Jude. Survivors include 5 sons, Harvey Newsome of Lovely, George Ed Newsome of Louisa, Alfred Runyons and Charlie Sartin, both of Turkey Creek and Charlie Brown of Brushy; 2 daughters, Irene Stepp of Turkey Creek and Thelma Chafin of Louisa; one brother, Bill Jude of Lovely; 6 sisters, Virgie Blevins of Naugatuck, WV, Nellie Blevins and Bertha Maynard, both of Turkey Creek, Elsie Faye Reed of Canada, KY, Pricie Evans of Kermit, WV and Sally Howell of Pilgrim; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. James Slone and Glen Ray Moore, Tuesday, Jan 18 at Buck Branch United Baptist Church.  Burial was in Jude-Maynard Cemetery, Turkey Creek. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 2000

SCOTT, Mary May Gwendolyn (Henry)
1930-2000
Mary May Gwendolyn Henry Scott, 69, of Richardson, KY, died Thursday, Jan 13 at her residence. Mrs. Scott was born Nov 17, 1930, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of Molly Cleo Henry of Richardson and the late Earl Vaughn Henry. She was retired from General Motors Corp. Additional survivors include 3 daughters, Mary Cleo Dutton and Jerry Joan Grotsky, both of Lake Worth, FL and Peggy Carol Hinkle, of Columbus, OH; 2 sons, Hubert Allen Dutton of Richardson and Paul Allen Dutton of Palm Beach, FL; 3 sisters, Linda Faye Fleming of Columbus, Sandra Sue Hammond of Lakeland, and Janice Ray Henry of Richardson; 4 brothers, Jimmy Lee Henry of Lake Worth, Larry Gene Henry and William Earl Henry both of Brooksville, FL and Harold Dean Henry of Richardson; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan 16 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Henry Cemetery, Richardson. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 19, 2000

THOMPSON, Alice
1915-2000
Alice Thompson, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday, Jan 2 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Thompson was born May 16, 1915 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Freelin and Fannie (Robertson) Robertson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emery Thompson, in 1984. She was a housewife and a member of Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay. Survivors include 2 daughters, Rita Copley and Clara Kitts, both of Fort Gay; 4 sons, Ronnie Thompson of Fort Gay and Ray Thompson, Raymond Thompson and Robert Thompson, all of Mansfield, OH; 2 brothers, Jim Robertson of Fort Gay and Rev. Willard Robertson of Prichard, WV; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mack Ray Cyrus and Dick Maynard, Tuesday, Jan 4 at Oak Grove Church. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 5, 2000

THOMPSON, Ethel Marie (Davis)
1927-1999
Ethel Marie Davis Thompson, 72, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, Dec 6, after a long illness. Mrs. Thompson was born in Chattaroy, WV, and raised at Smokey Valley, Louisa, a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Bradley Davis. Survivors include her husband, Finley Thompson of Columbus, 3 sons, Edwin (Bonnie) Thompson, Rick D. (Anita) Thompson and Kevin J. (Michele) Thompson; 3 daughters, Linda E. (Dick) Lyerla, Elizabeth A. (Jim) Plageman and Michelle E. Thompson, one brother, James Davis; 3 sisters, Josephine Robinette of Columbus, Dora Dowden of West Virginia and Adeline Purvis of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roy Murray and Lee Tabor Saturday, Dec 11 at Sonshine Mission Church, Columbus. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery. O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 12, 2000

WOODS, Ronald E.
1937-2000
Ronald E. Woods, 62, of Grayson, KY, formerly of Fallsburg, died Saturday, Jan 22, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Woods was born Oct 30, 1937, in Letcher county, KY, a son of the late Dennis T. and Lucille Marie Scarberry Woods. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Delano Woods and Paul Woods. He was a retired U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Knapp Woods of Grayson, one daughter, Amanda Frazier of Grayson; 3 brothers, Mickey Woods, Vaughan Woods and Randy Woods all of Fallsburg. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bobby Workman, Tuesday, Jan 25 at the Woods Cemetery, Fallsburg. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 26, 2000

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BLODGETT, Frank, Jr.
1923-2000
John Franklin “Frank” Blodgett, Jr. 77 of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Feb 11. Mr. Blodgett was born Feb 11, 1923, in Fort Gay, a son of the late John Franklin Blodgett and Vena Aliff Blodgett Bartram. He worked for N & W Railroad and was a member of Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cordia Chaffin Blodgett of Fort Gay; 2 brothers, Conrad Bartram of Clinton, MI and the Rev. Milton J. Bartram of Fort Gay; 4 sisters, Mrs. Fred Price and Doris Horan, both of South Point, OH, Marie Cox of Clinton and Christine Dick of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard, Monday, Feb 14 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

DILLON, Clara Jane (Adkins)
1941-2000
Clara Jane Dillon, 58, of Wayne, WV, died Saturday, Jan 29, after an extended illness. Ms. Dillon was born Mar 28, 1941, in Wayne, a daughter of the late Harlan and Clara Davis Adkins. She was a housewife. Survivors include one daughter, Jurena Clark of Wayne; 5 sons, Howard Nicely of Branchland, WV, Danny Davis of Wayne, and Dwight Jackson Dillon, Harlan Dillon and William Dillon, all of Charley; 2 sisters, Lois Adkins and Faye Nance, both of Wayne, 4 brothers, Gerald Adkins and Glen Adkins, both of Wayne and David Adkins and Wendell Adkins, both of Toledo, OH; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Johnnie Jackson, Johnnie Gilkerson and Jeff Hayes, Wednesday, today, Feb 2 at 2 p.m. at Charley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Dillon Cemetery, Charley. Young Funeral Home, Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

FANNIN, Laura Elma (Muncy)
1920-2000
Laura Elma Fannin, 79, of Beauty, KY died Sunday, Jan 30 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Fannin was born Oct 9, 1920, in Martin Co, KY, a daughter of the late Elijah Muncy and Virgie Fields. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Millard Fannin in 1985. Survivors include one son, Otis Fannin of Beauty; two daughters, Yvonne Perry and Rebecca Chaffins, both of Beauty; two sisters, Ova Moore of Pilgrim and Alice Pack of Beauty; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Carl Crum and Jerry Ward, Wednesday, Feb 2 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Damron-Perry Cemetery, Big Elk Creek. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

FERGUSON, Jackie A.
1958-2000
Jackie Allan Ferguson, 41, of Fort Gay, WV, died Wednesday, Feb 2 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born Sep 18, 1958, in Louisa, a son of Geraldine Damron Ferguson of Fort Gay and the late Elba Fredrick. He was a welder with J.H. Flecher, Huntington, WV. Additional survivors include his wife, Pamela R. Ferguson of Fort Gay, one daughter, Amber Dawn Ferguson at home; one son, Joshua Allan Ferguson at home; one sister, Margaret Ferguson of Fort Gay, 4 brothers, Darrel Ferguson of Prichard, WV, Mike Ferguson and Tony Ferguson, both of Fort Gay and Willie Ferguson of Louisa, paternal grandmother, Lucy Ferguson of Fort Gay and maternal grandmother, Mabel Damron of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Darrel Brewer Saturday, Feb 5, at Young Funeral Home chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

FREDERICK, Catherine (Mills)
1923-2000
Catherine Mills Horn Frederick, 76, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan 31. Mrs. Frederick was born Dec 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Fred and Cora Hammond Mills. She was also preceded in death by 2 husband, John Horn and Albert Allen Frederick; one grandson, Jake Kent Horn, 3 brothers, Lewis Mills, Floyd Mills and Junior Mills and 2 sisters, Bessie Whitt and Golda Hobbs. She was a member of the Golden Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include 3 sons, Johnnie Ray Horn of Prestonsburg, and Robert Horn and Truman Horn, both of Inez; 3 daughters in law, Mary Lou, Estella and Donna, 6 grandchildren, David Brent, Cathy May, Tara, Mandy, John Glenn and John Robert Horn; 4 great grandchildren; 4 step children, Danny, James and Charles Frederick and Esther Haynes; 6 brothers, Henery Mills of Jackson, OH, Richard Mills of Marion, OH, Elmer Mills, Jim Mills, Charles Mills and Carl Mills, all of Inez; and 2 sisters, Thelma Horn and Faye Whitt both of Inez. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Brad Smart, John Salyers, and Rick Osborne, Wednesday, Feb 2, at 3 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Horn family cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

GREENE, John Milton
1912-2000
John Milton “Milt” Greene, 87, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 11 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Greene was born Jun 9, 1912, in Denver, CO, a son of the late John Milton and Ester Greene. He was a carpenter and a member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dovie Davis Greene of Louisa; 3 sons, Harold Greene and Kenneth Green, both of Louisa and John Milton Green, III, of Wilmington, NC; 2 daughters, Ruth Merring of Colorado and Rita Greene of Florida; one sister, Mae Lemaster, one brother, Donald Greene of California; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Willie Gene Hayes, Jimmie Bevins and Harold Stevens, Tuesday, Feb 15, at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Davis family cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

HARLESS, Roger V.
1921-2000
R. V. (Roger) Harless, 78, of Inez, KY, died Sunday, Jan 30 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Harless was born Dec 21, 1921, at Debord, KY, a son of the late V. I. and Mary Belle Harless. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Raymond, Dewey, Dean, Clarence, Frank and Leo Harless. He was a retired coal miner and worked for 35 years in coal mines at Kopperston, WV. He was a well-known vegetable gardener, and a World War II Army veteran serving in France, Belgium and Okinawa. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Goble Harless of Inez, one son, Roger (Teresa) Harless, mother in law, Eunice Goble; 2 sisters, Lunda Moore and Myrtle Preece, 4 brothers, Wheatley, Shirley, George and Robert Harless. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb 1 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

HAYWARD, Robert J., Sr.
1942-2000
Robert J. Hayward, Sr., 57, of Radnor, WV, died Thursday, Jan 27 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Hayward was born Feb 10, 1942, I Indianapolis, IN, a son of the late Leo and Katherine Shatton Haywood. Survivors include his wife, Twylla “Pat” Watts Hayward, of Radnor; 2 daughters, Faith Ann Hayward and Elsie Iona “Sassy” Hayward both of Radnor, 2 sons, Kenneth R. Hayward of Fort Lewis, WA and Robert J. Hayward, Jr., of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Lillian Sue Ellen Strong and Patricia Goodman, both of Indianapolis, and Sally Roach of Folkstown, GA and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe Smith, Monday, Jan 31, at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cyrus family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

HOLBROOK, Betty Zea (Mitchell)
1923-2000
Betty Zea Mitchell Holbrook, 76, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Holbrook was born Dec 20, 1923, in Lundale, VA, a daughter of the late Hatler L. and Elizabeth Vinson Mitchell. She was a retired sales person and a member of Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Lynn Holbrook of Dayton, OH, 3 sisters, Gayle Mitchell Combs, Lucy Mitchell Ilyin and Gloria Mitchell Robinette, all of Louisa, one brother, Harold Mitchell of Las Vegas, NV; one grandson and one great grandson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier, Thursday, Feb 10 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

HOWELL, Robert
1942-2000
Robert Howell, 58, of Pilgrim, KY, died Sunday, Jan 30, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Howell was born Jan 3, 1942, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Tan and Ora Reed Howell. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Judy Faye Howell of Pilgrim; 2 sons, Bobby Howell, Jr., of Pilgrim and Tanual Ray Howell of Beauty, KY; 3 brothers, Dennie Howell of Pilgrim, and Dennis Howell and Buddy Howell, both of Columbus; 2 sisters, Mary H. Staten of Jackson, mI and Dorothy H. Wilson of Hode, KY; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Milford Lowe, Gabe Lowe, Ben Scott and Kenneth B. Jude, Wednesday, today, Feb 2 at 1 p.m. at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery, Pilgrim. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 2, 2000

LAKIN, Alice Muriel (Ferguson)
1913-2000
Alice Muriel Lakin, 86, of Grants Pass, OR, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died  Wednesday, Feb 2. Mrs. Lakin was born Mar 30, 1913, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late Elba Ferguson and Grace Crabtree Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lakin in 1996. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Carol Jones of Santa Fe, NM and Gayle James of Murphy, OR; one son, Herman Lakin of South Williamson, KY, one brother, James Ferguson of Detroit, MI; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted By Rev. John Gowdy Monday, Feb 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

LAWSON, Edison J.
1998-2000
Edison J. Lawson, 18 months, of Ypsilanti, MI, died Tuesday, Feb 1 at his residence. Edison was born Jul 16, 1998, in Huntington, WV, the son of Janie Lynn Lawson of Ypsilanti. Survivors include grandparents, Gretta and Edison Lawson of Louisa; great grandfather, James Vanover, aunt Jennie (Tony) Moore of Louisa, uncle, Estil Lawson and several cousins, all of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Teddy Preston and Buck Hogston, Saturday, Feb 5 at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

MARKS, Todd Quinten
1965-2000
Todd Quinten Marks, 34, of Warfield, KY, died Saturday, Feb 12. Mr. Marks was born Aug 31, 1965, a son of Deanna Mills Marks and the late Dean Marks. Also surviving are his wife, Kay Mills Marks of Warfield, one son, Allen Walker of Warfield, 2 daughters, Cassie Moore and Niki Moore, both of Warfield, 2 brothers, Brett Mills of Wayne, WV and Heath Marks of Logan, WV, and one sister, Dena Parsley of Kermit, WV. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. James Russell Maynard, Wednesday, today, Feb 16 at noon, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery, Wayne, Phelps and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

MAY, Matthew Douglas
1977-2000
Matthew Douglas (Yellow Jacket) May, 22, of Louisa, died Thursday, February 3. Mr. May was born April 4, 1977, in Ashland, KY, a son of Willard A. and Junenell May of Louisa. He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Benjamin May; maternal grandfather, Milton Laney and paternal grandparents, Ben and Zumey May. He was an assembly line worker. Additional survivors include maternal grandmother, Bessie Laney of Louisa; three brothers, Richard Allen (Christy) May, Stephen Ray May and Willard Curtis May, all of Louisa; two nephews, Cody May and Richie May and a host of aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Brad Dutton, Tommy Meade and Darrell Ratliff Sunday, February 6, at Richardson Chapel Church. Burial was in Laney Cemetery, Richardson, Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

MAYNARD, John Vinson
1920-2000
John Vinson Maynard, 79, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 9 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Maynard was born Aug 31, 1920, in Louisa, a son of the late Charles and Thursle Vinson Maynard. He was a construction worker. Survivors include one nephew, Leon Maynard of Mt. Olive, KY. No services. Burial to be in Kenton Town Cemetery, Robertson County. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

MAYNARD, Niles
1931-2000
Niles Maynard, 68, of Beauty, KY, died Wednesday, Jan 26, at his residence. Mr. Maynard was born Oct 31, 1931 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Jerry and Belle Carter Maynard. Survivors include 2 brothers, Rudolph Maynard and Jerry Maynard, both of Beauty, and 3 sisters, Bertha Hammond of Beauty, Edith Marcum of Grassy, KY and Laura Belle Endicott of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Maynard Friday, Jan 28 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Beauty. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

MILLS, Frank
1919-2000
Frank Mills, 80, of Inez, died Monday, Jan 31, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Mills was born Mar 24, 1919 in Martin County, a son of the late James and Clista Mills. He was also preceded in death by one son, Elmer Mills; 2 daughters, Nadine and Jewell Mills, 3 brothers, Hobert, Homer and Lucian Mills, and 3 sisters, Victoria Dalton, Polly Crum and Pearle Varney. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Dollie Jarrell Mills of Inez, 2 sons, Lonnie Burgess Mills of Columbus, OH, and Clyde Mills of Inez; 4 daughters, Kathleen Fitch, Bonnie Lou Marcum and Patty Maynard, all of Inez and Geraldine Spurlock of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Niza Horn of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 21  great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Garrett Mills, Kevin Davis and Mike Crum, Thursday, Feb 3 at Turkey Creek Nazarene Church. Burial was in Mills Cemetery, Turkey Creek. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

MITCHELL, Roma Lorain (Smith)
1930-2000
Roma Lorain Mitchell, 70, of Ashland, died Sunday, Feb 20, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Mitchell was born Feb 7, 1930 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Watson and Annette Savage Smith. She was a retired salesperson with Lazarus Department Store, Dayton, OH. Survivors include 3 sons, Jack (Donna) Mullins of Russell, Fred (Debbie) Mullins of South Webster, OH and Bobby (Janet) Mitchell of Morningview, KY; one daughter, Libbi (David) Caines of Middletown, OH; one brother, Billy Joe Savage of Ashland; 3 sisters, Susan Taylor and Loretta Simpkins both of Wurtland, KY and Janet Lopez of Kansas; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Keith Crum, Wednesday, today, Feb 23 at 11 a.m. at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel, Ashland. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Lazear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 23, 2000

MUNCY, Nancy Robert
1909-2000
Nancy Robert Muncy, 90, of Inez, died Tuesday, Jan 25, at Martin County Health Care Facility. Ms. Muncy was born Jun 17, 1909, in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late C. D. and Alice Brown Muncy. She was a retired nurse. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in the Muncy family cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

PENNINGTON, William Ballard
1928-2000
William Ballard Pennington, 71, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Jan 26. Mr. Pennington was born Aug 10, 1928, in Irad, KY, a son of the late Watt and Nora Ferrell Pennington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emma Faith Nelson Pennington, in 1997. He was self-employed and a member of Isaac Park Freewill Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Survivors include 2 daughters, Joyce (Charles) Isaac of Louisa and Nora Jane (Darren) Lemaster of Fort Gay, one brother, Roy Pennington of Midland, PA; 5 grandchildren and one foster grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mack Ray Cyrus and Paul Ray Diamond, Saturday, Jan 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

ROBERTSON, James
1921-2000
James “Jim” Robertson, 79, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Feb 10, after an extended illness. Mr. Robertson was born Feb 3, 1921, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Freelin and Fannie Robertson. He was a retired machine operator with N & W Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Olive Rowe Robertson of Fort Gay; 6 daughters, Maysie Robertson of Genoa, WV, Margie Watts of Trinity, NC, and Judy Dingess, Deloris Osborne, Ruth Lester, and Evelyn Robertson, all of Fort Gay; 7 sons, Vernon Lee Robertson, Eddie Robertson, James Roy Robertson, Teddy Robertson, Wayne Allen Robertson, Richard Dale Robertson, and Kevin Robertson, all of Fort Gay; one brother, Willard Robertson of Prichard, WV; 40 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Gallie Robertson and Raymond Dingess, Saturday, Feb 12, at Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay. Burial was in James Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

SKEENS, Fred, Jr.
1929-2000
Fred Skeens, Jr., 70, of Louisa, KY, died Thursday, Feb 3, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Skeens was born Dec 16, 1929, in Potters, KY, a son of the late Fred Sr. and Opal Waller Skeens. He was a foreman with C & O Railroad and United Welding and a member of the Elks Lodge Ashland. Survivors include his wife, Grace Rice Skeens of Louisa; 2 daughters, Linda (Donald) Gregg and Sandra (William) Saad, both of Newark, OH; 2 brothers, Homer Ray Skeens of Ashland and Dennie Skeens of Carmel, IN, 2 sisters, Lola Faye Sloan of Vero Beach, FL and Carol June Bradley of Delray Beach, FL; 2 grandsons, and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jack Skeens Monday, Feb 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Skeens family cemetery, Fuller Ridge. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 9, 2000

WEBB, Lydia (Plummer)
1930-2000
Lydia Plummer Webb, 69, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Feb 11, at her residence. Mrs. Webb was born Sep 13, 1930, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Eddie and Edith Plummer. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Webb of Fort Gay; one daughter, Diana L. Massie of Prichard, WV, 3 sons, Herbert Ray Webb, Cero Cordo, IL, Larry D. Webb of Prichard and Oscar L. Webb of Louisa, 3 brothers, Millard Plummer of Fort Gay, WV, Howard Plummer of Huntington, WV, and Deward Plummer of Jeffersonville, IN; one sister, Glada Jarrell of Inez; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus, Sunday, Feb 13, at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Webb Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 16, 2000

WELLMAN, Clementine (Dawson)
1908-2000
Clementine Dawson Wellman of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday, Feb 21, after an extended illness. Mrs. Wellman was born Mar 25, 1908, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late B. K. “King” and Mary Kyle Lycan Dawson Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Wayne Wellman, in 1992 and one daughter, Loretta Britt. She was a homemaker and a member of Spruce Lick Baptist Church for 78 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Emma Lemaster Ferguson of Fort Gay; 6 grandchildren, David “Digger” Lemaster, Steven Lemaster, Charles W. Britt, Betsy Britt, Mike Ferguson and Barbaara Whitehorse; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Maynard, Wednesday, today, Feb 23, at 2 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Wayne Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Feb 23, 2000

WELLS, Georgine Maxine (Trimble)
1933-2000
Georgine Maxine Wells, 66,  of Van Lear, died Wednesday, January 26, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Wells was born March 30, 1933, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late James and Ruth Murphy Trimble. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wells, in 1983. Survivors include one son, James Wells of Inez; two brothers, James Carl Trimble of Marion, Ohio, and Donnie Earl Trimble of Gallion, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Trimble Ramey and Elizabeth Ann Trimble, both of Van Lear; one half sister, Anna Cantrell of Salyersville; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 29, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Manford Fannin and Roger Hill. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

WILLIAMS, Colleen
Icy road conditions are being blamed for a fatal automobile accident over the weekend in Johnson County that claimed the lives of 2 people, including the mother of Lawrence County High School head football coach Chuke Williams. Killed in Sunday morning’s accident near Paintsville were Colleen Williams, 71, and Tim Keen, 50, both of Paintsville. State police in Pikeville said Keen was driving a 1993 Ford Tempo south on KY 1428 when he hit a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle. The car then ran off the road, hit a culvert and overturned. Keen and Williams were pronounced dead at the scene by Johnson County Coroner J. R. Frisby. Keen, who owned a taxi service in Paintsville, reportedly was taking Williams to stay with an elderly woman when the accident occurred. The accident remains under investigation by the KSP. Services for Williams, a retired teacher in the Johnson County School District, are scheduled for today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Paintsville, with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. In addition to Chuke Williams, other survivors include Tim Williams of Staffordsville and R. J. Williams of Boons Camp; 3 brothers, 6 sisters and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Feb 2, 2000

WILLIAMSON, Helen (Payne)
1921-2000
Helen Payne Williamson, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 13, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Williamson was born Jun 4, 1921, in Grove City, OH, a daughter of the late James and Belva Jordan Payne. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Elmer, Cambrook and Minyard Payne and one sister, Ann Payne. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Church. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bill Williamson of Louisa; one daughter, Fallie Ann (James) Williams of Lavalette, WV, one son, William R. (April) Williamson of Louisa; one brother, James Payne of Indiana, 2 grandchildren, Michele Jordan and Justin Williams; 2 grandchildren, Tila and Gabriel Moore, and special friend, Betty Boggs. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Joy Davis, Wednesday, today, at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Feb 16, 2000

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ADAMS, Mary C. (Smith)
1907-2000
Mary C. Adams, 92, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Marysville, OH, died Friday, Feb 25, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born Aug 14, 1907, in Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late George and Della Bryant Smith. She was also  preceded in death by 3 brothers, Luther, Clyde, and Cline Smith; husbands, Jay Vinson and Elza Adams. She was retired from the housekeeping department of Memorial Hospital in Union County and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 sons, Jarrell Vinson, Don (Martha) Vinson of Marysville, Paul (Phyllis) Vinson of Springboro and Wandell Vinson of Hudson Bay, FL; 2 sisters, Frankie Lyons of Blaine and Clarice Young of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Morgan Miller Wednesday, today, Mar 1 at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home, Marysville. Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

BENTLEY, Julia (Webb)
1926-2000
Julia Webb Bentley, 73, of Louisa, died Saturday, Mar 18, at her residence. Mrs. Bentley was born Mar 21, 1926, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Albert and Lavada Pack Webb. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lucian R. Bentley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 2 daughters, Sybil Robinson of Lexington, KY and Diana Moore of Louisa; 4 sons, Gary Bentley of Lexington, Garrell Bentley of St. Albans, WV, and Jackie Bentley and Joe Bentley, both of Louisa, 4 sisters, Estill Queen and Janie Quisenberry, both of Louisa, and Ines Marie Boggs of South Carolina and Ruby Griffith of Blaine; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren Funeral services were conducted by Brother Claude Horn Tuesday, Mar 21 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Bentley-Vanhorn Cemetery, Webbville. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

BOGGS, Hattie (Sizemore)
1914-2000
Hattie Sizemore Boggs, 85, of Webbville, died Friday, Mar 24, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Boggs was born Nov 23, 1914, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Jackson and Rosie Hylton Sizemore. She was also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Janice Faye Boggs and Mildred Boggs Williams; one brother, Harlan Sizemore, 2 sisters, Mabel Johnson and Virgie McGlone. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Fork United Baptist Church since 1932. Survivors include 4 sons, James Arlie Boggs, Jr., of Willard, and Roger Boggs, Jack Boggs and Randy Boggs, all of Grayson; 2 daughters, Phyllis Steele of Grayson and Brenda Marshall of West Palm Beach, FL; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Boggs Sunday, Mar 26, at Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Burial was in Webbville Cemetery. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 2000

BOWEN, Elzie C.
Elzie C. Bowen, 59, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Monday, Feb 21 at his residence. Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his father, Columbus Bowen, one brother, Charles Bowen, one son, Kenneth and one daughter, Melinda. Survivors include his wife, Louise Presley Bowen of Columbus, Rosa Mae Bowen Pennington of Columbus, one son, Chris of Columbus, one daughter, Brenda (Jim) Robinette of Columbus, 2 sisters, Thelma (Jeff) Mosley of Fort Gay and Bonnie Pack of Louisa; 4 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb 25 at Cooks and Son and Pallay Funeral Home. Burial was in Obetz Cemetery, Columbus. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

BREWER, William Riley
1918-2000
William Riley “Bill” Brewer, 81, of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday, Mar 7. Mr. Brewer was born Jul 24, 1918 in Wilsondale, WV, a son of the late Joe and Virgie Marcum Brewer. He was a coal miner with Island Creek Coal Company, a school bus driver and a member of Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lillian “Sis” Brewer of Prichard, 2 daughters, Lula (Eugene) Justice of Kermit, WV, and Ava (Carl) Hardwick of Cardington, OH; 5 sons, Hershel L. Brewer of Junction City, KS, Darrell (Etta Mae) Brewer, Billy Joe Brewer and Roger (Sally) Brewer, all of Prichard and Charles (Fontella) Brewer of Fort Gay; 3 sisters, Velva Marcum and Betty Jane Matney, both of Prichard and Hazel Marcum of Apple Grove, WV, one brother, Burley Howard Brewer of Columbus, OH, special friends, Ann and Eddie Matney; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. John Cavins and Ray Akers Thursday, Mar 9, at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Marcum Cemetery, Tick Ridge, WV. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

BURCHFIELD, Johnnie L.
1944-2000
Johnnie Lee Burchfield, 56, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 10, at U.K. Medical Center. Mr. Burchfield was born Feb 14, 1944 in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late James and Ethel Grant Burchfield. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Linda Burchfield of Louisa; one son, Timothy Burchfield of Louisa; 2 daughters, Bonita Burchfield of Crockett and Karen Preston of Louisa; 3 brothers, Bert Burchfield and Phillip Burchfield, both of Florida and Danny Burchfield of Nashville, TN; one sister, Annie Daniels of Harold and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bill Teems Sunday, Mar 12 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Inez. Burial was in Abe Howard Cemetery, Debord. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Inez was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

BURTON, John R.
John R. Burton, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, Mar 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Burton was born in Yatesville, a son of the late John R. and Ida Thompson Burton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lulie Isaac Burton, in 1999. He was a WW II Army veteran. Survivors include 3 sons, Curtis Lee Hall and David Hall, both of Jackson, OH and Lacy Hall, Jr., of Louisa; one daughter, Stella Clay of Catlettsburg; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Doug Kelly Tuesday, Mar 7 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Military graveside services were performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa with burial in Bowe Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

CARTER, Elbert C.
1931-2000
Elbert C. Carter, 68, of Louisa, died Friday, Feb 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Carter was born Aug 22, 1931 in Louisa, a son of the late Shellie Jordan. He was a laborer. Survivors include 2 sisters, Virginia Little of Fort Gay and Carolyn Moore of Louisa; and one brother, Robert Jordan of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Brother William Francis Rice, Monday, Feb 28, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Loar-Jordan Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

CARTER, June Marie (Vaughan)
1930-2000
June Marie Vaughan Carter, 69, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 15 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born Sep 25, 1930, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late John Anderson and Laura Mae Hanners Vaughan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Don Carter, in 1996 and a brother, John Thomas Vaughan. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the Allison Rebecca Lodge #134. Survivors include 2 daughters, Sandra Daniels of Marion, OH, and Patricia Kilgore of Mansfield, OH; 4 sisters, Mildred McGimpsey and Maude Hardwick, both of Louisa, Maxine Morgan of Holbrook, AZ and Easter Wellman of Fort Gay; 3 grandchildren, Angelia Scott, Crystal See and Jimmie See, II and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Deboard Saturday, Mar 18 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

CASTLE, Jean (Blackburn)
1922-2000
Jean Castle, 78, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb 23 at Smithville Western Care Center, Smithville, OH. Mrs. Castle was born Feb 5, 1922 in Little Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Org and Minnie Childers Blackburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Castle, Sr., in 1979. She was a sales clerk with Coopers Department Store and a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, John W. Castle of Wooster, OH, one daughter, Delores Moore Collins of Kenova, WV, on sister, Edith Keller of Columbus, OH, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tim York, Saturday, Feb 26, at Louisa Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

CAVINS, Hannah Rose
2000-2000
Hannah Rose Cavins, infant daughter of James and Tracie Cavins of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Mar 14 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Additional survivors include 2 sisters, Megan and Danielle, at home, 2 brothers, Zachary and Nicholas, at home, paternal grandparents, James and Sue Cavins of Fort Gay and maternal grandmother, Linda Smith of Toledo, OH. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Cavins, Friday, Mar 17, at Cavins Cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

CHARLES, Phyllis Ann
1944-2000
Phyllis Ann Castle Charles, 55, of Lovely, KY, died Monday, Feb 21, at her residence. Mrs. Charles was born Jun 29, 1944 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Envis and Madgie Vanhoose Castle. Survivors include her ex-husband, James Charles of Inez; one daughter, Kim Charles of Inez, and one brother, Jimmy Castle of Inez. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Russell Maynard, Thursday, Feb 24 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Lyons Cemetery, Beauty. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

COPLEY, Millard F.
1925-2000
Millard F. Copley, 74, of Lovely, KY, died Wednesday, Feb 23 at his residence. Mr. Copley was born Oct 20, 1925 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Stanley and Louella Copley. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Copley of Lovely; 4 sons, Bill Copley of Kermit, WV, Kail Copley of Wayne, WV, Dave Copley of Warfield, KY and James Copley of Madisonville, KY; 2 stepsons, George Lauson and Tommy Lauson both of Madisonville; one daughter, Lovella Copley of Madisonville; 2 step daughters, Barbara Parrish of Indiana and Michele Holmes of Grayson, KY and one sister, Annis Maynard of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Elmer Harris, Saturday, Feb 26 at Calf Creek Home Coming of Jesus Christ. Burial was in Church Cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

CRUTCHFIELF, William G.
1918-2000
William G. Crutchfield, 81, died Jan 28. Mr. Crutchfield was born Aug 20, 1918, in Nicholasville, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Augustine Crutchfield, in 1999. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a member of Fleet Reserve Association of San Diego and Masonic Grand Lodge #195 in Kentucky. Survivors include one son, William Edward (Rosario) Crutchfield of Highlands Ranch, CO; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb 4, at Glen Abbey Chapel of the Roses, Bonita, CA. Glen Abby Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

CYRUS, Priscilla (Hardin)
1912-2000
Priscilla Hardin Cyrus, 87, of South Point, OH, formerly of Coal Grove, OH, died Monday, Feb 28 at Sunset Nursing Center, Coal Grove. Mrs. Cyrus was born Apr 5, 1912, in Louisa, a daughter of the late William Harrison and Rebecca Preece Hardin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cyrus; one son, Bill Cyrus, and one daughter, Carol Sue Cyrus. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Coal Grove. Survivors include 2 daughters, Sarah Garretson of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX and Brenda Norris of South Point, OH; a son: Frank David Cyrus of Hebron, KY; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Mar 2 at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Cyrus Cemetery, Greenbrier, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

DELONG, Garna (Rose)
1920-2000
Garna Sena Manda Rose Delong, 79, of Keaton, KY, died Tuesday, Feb 22 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Mrs. Delong was born May 4, 1920 in Keaton, a daughter of the late John and Susan Skaggs Rose. She was a housewife, a member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star and Rebeccas. Survivors include her husband, Arvel Delong of Keaton, one daughter, Libby (John) Sammons of Frankfort and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ric Frazier and James A. Hayes, Thursday, Feb 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

DOTSON, Tiffany Joy (Hanshaw)
1972-2000
Tiffany Joy Hanshaw Dotson, 28 of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 14. Mrs. Dotson was born Jan 6, 1972, in Morehead, KY, a daughter of the late Bill Paul Hanshaw and Bonnie Carter Wells. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Dotson of Louisa; one daughter, Allison Wray Dotson of Louisa; one son, James Hughes “Trey” Dotson, III, of Louisa, one sister, Scarlet Alleshia Wells of Nicholasville, KY, maternal grandparents, Dr. George Phillip and Joy Carter of Louisa and a cousin, Jake Carter, of Georgetown, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, Friday, Mar 17, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 2000

ELSWICK, Virgil
1911-2000
Virgil Elswick, 88, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday, Feb 29, 1911, in Cherokee, KY, a son of the late Lincus and Rena May Elswick. He was the owner of Elswick Garage, Blaine, a WWII Army veteran and a charter member of Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Curnutte Elswick, of Webbville, one daughter, Charlotte Elswick West of Williamsport, OH, one son, Raymond Elswick of Blaine, 6 grandchildren, Gail Wolf, Violet Graves, Virgil West, Raymond Elswick, Jr., Annette Gartin and Lincus Elswick and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Buck Hogston and Bondie Salyers, Friday, Mar 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Elswick family cemetery, Lick Creek. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

FRAZIER, Gussie (Farris)
1914-2000
Gussie Frazier, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 24. Mrs. Frazier was born Apr 11, 1914, in Mt. Sterling, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca Hammond Farris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Frazier, in 1983, and 3 sons, Carl Frazier, Bobby Frazier and John Raymond Frazier. She was a housewife. Survivors include 2 daughters, Wilma Shannon and Rebecca Shannon, both of Louisa; 6 sons, Elmer Frazier, Aulta Frazier, Donald Frazier, Walter C. Frazier, and Kenneth Frazier, all of Louisa and Burgess Frazier of Grove City, OH; one sister, Lilly Farris of Williamson, WV; 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Merritt Monday, Mar 27, in Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Frazier family cemetery, Clifford. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 2000

HANSHAW, Wallace
1920-2000
Wallace Hanshaw, 80, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 17, at his residence after a short illness. Mr. Hanshaw was born Feb 20, 1920, in Matewan, WV, a son of the late David C. and Leora Spurlock Hanshaw. He worked for Kentucky Power Company and was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith F. Hanshaw of Louisa, 6 daughters: Janet Irene Hanshaw, Louisa, Opal Caudill, Commercial Point, OH, Mrs. Tim "Patsy" Myers, and Greta Hanshaw both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Warren "Martha" Simpkins of Commercial Point and Mrs. Charles "Elaine" Adkisn, Louisa; 3 sons: Frank Hanshaw and Joe W. Hanshaw both of Louisa and Homer Hanshaw, Catlettsburg, KY; a sister: Lillie Douglas, Goose Creek, SC; 3 brothers: Arnold Hanshaw, Louisa, John Henry Hanshaw, Jackson, OH and David H. Hanshaw, Utica, MI; 17 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ronnie Childers and Roger Jordan, Monday, Mar 20, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

HENRY, Harold Blake
1969-2000
Harold Blake Henry, 30, of Hitchens, formerly of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 17, at Richardson, KY. Mr. Henry was born Oct 16, 1969, in Louisa, a son of Harold Dean Henry of Louisa and the late Marchella Howell Henry. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Stephanie Renee Henry. He was employed by a tree trimming company. Additional survivors include his wife, Tammy Johnson Henry of Hitchens, one daughter, Janice Kay Henry, at home; one son, Aaron Blake Henry at home; one stepdaughter, Megan Renae Blevins of Hitchens; one stepson, Shane Edward Johnson of Hitchens, stepmother, Pamela K. Henry of Louisa, one sister, Taylor Sheree Henry of Louisa; 2 brothers, Travis Dean Henry and Garrett Heath Henry, both of Louisa, and one step brother, Matthew Lee Laffoon of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dale Rife Tuesday, Mar 21 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Howell family cemetery, East Fork. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

HENSON, Charles A. Sr.
1928-2000
Charles A. Henson, Sr., 71, formerly of Walbridge and most recently of Orange Park, FL and Millbury, OH, died Tuesday, Feb 15, at Orange Park Medical Center, FL. Mr. Henson was born Oct 3, 1928 in Fallsburg, KY, a son of the late Bloomer (Martha Flynn) Henson. He was employed as an operator with the former C & O Railroad for 42 years; a member of Walbridge VFW Post #9963 and the Masonic Blue Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Chapman Henson; 2 daughters, Sandy (Gary) Romano and Lynda (Mike) Phinney, both of Orange Park, 2 sons, Charles (Vicki) Henson of Millbury and Nick (Wilma Jean) Chapman of Chapman, KY; and 2 grandchildren, Gary (Roxanne) Romano of Orange Park and Dominic Romano of Millbury. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Jeffrey Kimpel, Saturday, Feb 19 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

HILL, Samolene (Maynard)
1923-2000
Samolene “Sammie” Hill, 76, of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday, Feb 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Hill was born Oct 3, 1923, in Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late Sam Maynard and Mary Moore Craig. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, William Craig, and husband, Ralph Hill, Mar 23, 1997. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Gay. Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda (Tom) Damron of Fort Gay and Brenda Lycans of Louisa; one son, Charles N. Hill of Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Marie Phelps of Nashville, TN and Gail Churchill of Michigan City, IN, 4 brothers, Douglas Craig of New Buffalo, MI, Franklin Craig of Michigan City, Dock Craig of Fort Wayne, IN, and Harold Craig of Atlanta, GA; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by  Rev. Richard Maynard, Monday, Feb 28, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Hill family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

HORN, Alma (Fitch)
1922-2000
Alma Fitch Horn, 77, of Inez, died Friday, Feb 25, in King's Daughters' Medical Center at Ashland.  Mrs. Horn was born May 28, 1922, in Martin County, a daughter of the later Walter and Della Bowen Fitch. Her husband, Obra Horn, also preceded her in death. She was a housewife. Survivors include 5 sons, Edward Horn of Columbus, OH, Edsel Horn of Hilliard, and Harold Horn, Ralph Horn and Obra Dale Horn, all of Marion, OH; 3 daughters, Joy Faye Mills of Inez, and Janala Childers and Ruth Akers, both of Marion, OH; 4 brothers, Ted Fitch of Marion, OH, Virgil Fitch of Sandusky, OH, and Wayne Fitch and Kirl C. Fitch, both of Inez; a sister, Rosie Graham of Elkton, MD; 27 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Michael Horn and Mike Crum, Monday, Feb 28, at Vineyard United Baptist Church by Michael Horn and Mike Crum. Burial will be in Fitch-Horn Cemetery on Joe Branch Road. Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc., Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

KELLEY, Nellie Lorina (Conley)
1922-2000
Nellie Lorina Kelley, 77, of Portsmouth, OH, died Monday, Mar 13 at Hempstead Manor Nursing Home, Portsmouth. Mrs. Kelley was born Oct 16, 1922 in Circleville, OH, a daughter of the late David and Bessie Gilliam Conley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Kelley, one daughter, Chestine Kelley and 3 infant daughters, 4 brothers, Bluphard Conley, Joe Conley, Lenvel Kelley and bill Conley and one sister, Helen Barker. She was a Christian and a homemaker. Survivors include 6 sons, Wayne (Rose) Kelley of Pedro, OH, Hershel (Pricie) Kelley of Worthington, OH, Ray (Kay) Kelley of Blaine, KY, Randy (Sue) Kelley and Danny (Ester) Kelley both of Plain City, OH and Rickey (Bonnie ) Kelley of Portsmouth, OH; 4 daughters, Linda (Bill)
Williamson and Rita (Robert) Morgan both of Plain City, OH, Donna (Sonny) Nealy of Vilonia, AR and Diana Kelley of Delaware, OH; 2 brothers, Proctor Conley of Flatwoods, KY and David Paul Conley of Denver, CO; 6 sisters, Beulah Thompson of Salt Lake City, UT, Dorthy Dixon of Oklahoma, Thelma Mason of Midland, TX, Betty Rice of Linsday, OK, Fannie Hutchinson of Ashland, KY, and Laura McClure of California; 30 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Al Wolka Wednesday, today, Mar 15, at 1 p.m. at Eldridge Funeral Home, Inc., Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Kelley family cemetery, Martha. Eldridge Funeral Home, Inc, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

KITTS, Stillina Eva (Lawrence)
1937-2000
Stillina Eva Kitts, 63, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, Mar 9 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Kitts was born Jan 17, 1937, in Bridgewater, VT, a daughter of the late Stillman and Clara Green Lawrence. She was a housewife and a member of Oak Grove Church. Survivors include her husband, Chester Kitts of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Barbara Ann Blankenship of Kenova, WV and Sherrie Lynn Kitts of Fort Gay, 2 sons, Chester Wayne Kitts of Fort Gay and Tony Curtis Kitts of Huntington, WV and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mack Ray Cyrus, Richard Maynard and Francis Rice, Sunday, Mar 12 at Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay. Burial was in Kitts Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

LIKENS, Joyce Ann (Bowen)
1945-2000
Joyce Ann Bowen Copley Likens, 54, of Louisa died Sunday, Mar 12 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Likens was born Sep 19,1 945, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Everette and Margie Mayes Bowen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Likens. She was a homemaker and attended Smith Chapel. Survivors include 3 daughters, Debbie Copley Adkins of Louisa and Ida Robertson and Denise York, both of Fort Gay, 4 sons, Jeff Bowen of Louisa, Carl Bowen of Dunlow, WV, Charles Copley of Fort Gay and Marvin Lee Likens at home; one sister, Nancy Lane of Lesage, WV, 2 brothers, Ronnie Bowen of Huntington and Everette Bowen of Michigan and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Noah Robertson and Charlie Thompson Thursday, Mar 16 at 2 p.m. at Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church, Dunlow. Burial will be in Hobert Crum Cemetery, Dunlow. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

MAYNARD, Jasper
1926-2000
Jasper Maynard, 74, of Tomahawk, KY, died Tuesday, Feb 29, at his residence. Mr. Maynard was born Feb 17, 1926, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late William (Bill) and Roxie Blackburn Maynard. Survivors include his wife, Velvie Maynard of  Tomahawk; 3 sons, Carl (Carol) Preece, Stewart (Pat) Maynard, both of Tomahawk and Carlous (Delphia) Maynard of Thelma; 6 daughters, Carrie Caudill of Sarasota, FL, Ruth (Wendell) Tate of Fairview, WV, Eloise (Kermit) Howell of Warfield, Arlene (Paul) Preece of Inez, Linda Carol Maynard of Vass, NC, and Diana (Dickie) Branham of Prestonsburg; 4 sisters, Ruby Howell and Ernestine Horn, both of Inez, Ollie Preece of Tomahawk and Justine Hannah of Columbus, OH; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Nichols Friday, Mar 3 at Union United Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery, Tomahawk. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Inez, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

PARSLEY, Dakota Ray
1999-2000
Dakota Ray Parsley, 10 months old of Pilgrim, KY, died Sunday Mar 5, at his residence. Dakota was born Apr 7, 1999, in Lawrence County, a son of Lloyd and Lisa Howell Parsley of Pilgrim. Survivors include one sister, Wittney Parsley of Pilgrim. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth B. Jude, Thursday, Mar 9 at 11 a.m. at Sidney Church. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery, Pilgrim. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Inez, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

RAMEY, Glemetta Catherine (Thompson)
1950-2000
Glemetta Catherine (Cathy) Ramey, 50, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 21, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Ramey was born Mar 21, 1950, in Cordell, KY, a daughter of the late Bradley and Mildred Fraley Thompson. She was a housewife and a member of Smith Chapel and Cordell Freewill Baptist churchy. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Garfield Ramey of Louisa; 3 daughters, Candy Thompson, Julia McKinster and Nikki Mullins, all of Louisa; 4 sisters, Dixie Mae Burchett of Sciotoville, OH, Margert Moore of Mansfield, OH, Diane Love of Louisa, and Debbie Patrick of Ashland; 2 brothers, Carmie Gene Thompson and Larry Thompson, both of Ashville, OH, and 2 grandchildren, Shelby Craig and Alex Mears. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Jordan and Charlie Thompson, Friday, Mar 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 2000

RUCKER, Lillian Eloise (Kiger)
1914-2000
Lillian Eloise Kiger Rucker, 85, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Mar 21 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Rucker was born May 18, 1914 in Webbville, KY, a daughter of the late Dennis F. and Goldie  Sturgill Kiger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Rucker in 1968. She was a receptionist and a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters, Phyllis Rucker Propst of Manassas, VA, Carol Rucker Wilks of Conway, SC, and Glenna Rucker Stalney of Louisa; one sister, Evelyn Hammond of Williamsport, OH, 2 brothers, David Ercel Kiger of Webbville and Franklin D. Kiger of Marysville, OH, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, Mar 24 at 11 a.m. at Louisa First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sturgill Cemetery, Webbville. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

SPRY, Mark William
Mark William Spry was stillborn at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, Sunday, Feb 27. Survivors include his parents, Roger Lee and Laura LeAnne Bartram Spry of Fort Gay; one brother, Taylor Spry, at home; paternal grandparents, Troy and Mildred Spry of Ranger, WV and maternal grandparents, Jim and Judy Bartram of Fort Gay. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Rev. Larry Maynard, Tuesday, Feb 29, at Bartram family cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

THOMPSON, Bobbie Ray
1934-2000
Bobbie Ray Thompson, 65, of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb 27, at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 27, 1934, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Bert and Lillie Castle Thompson. He was a laborer and a U. S. Army Korea veteran. Survivors include 3 sons, Robert Thompson of Louisa, Stanley Thompson of Wichita, KS and Ivie Thompson of North Carolina; 3 sisters, Emagene Bartley,  Barbara Sue Miller and Dimple Miller all of Columbus, 4 brothers, Joe Thompson and Warren Thompson both of Louisa and Greg Thompson and Bill Thompson, both of Columbus, 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Joe McKinster, Wednesday, today, Mar 1 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 1, 2000

THOMPSON, Frank D.
1939-2000
Frank D. Thompson, 60, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Mar 8 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 28, 1939, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Cecil and Deleta Kelley Thompson. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Thompson and one daughter, Linda Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Pridemore Thompson of Louisa; 2 sons, Frank T. Thompson and David Lynn Thompson, both of Louisa; one sister, Barbara Lemaster of Louisa and 2 brothers, Raymond Thompson of Mansfield, OH and Marion Thompson of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Darrel Ratliff, Thursday, Mar 9 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 15, 2000

VANOVER, Helen Marie (Ferguson)
1912-2000
Helen Marie Vanover, 87, of Martha, died Sunday, Mar 19, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center West. Mrs. Vanover was born May 20, 1912 in Circleville, OH, a daughter of the late Emery C. and Mahala Quesinberry Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Meredith Vanover in 1989. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis (George) Salyer of Columbus, OH, 2 sons, Hobert Vanover and Homer Vanover, both of Minerva, OH, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Keaton Thursday, Mar 23 at 11 a.m. at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church, Old Paint, KY. Burial will be in Ike Cemetery, Martha. Young Funeral Home, Louisa is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 22, 2000

WARD, Drema Elaine
1960-2000
Dreama Elaine Ward, 39, of Tomahawk, died Monday Mar 27,  in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Ms. Ward was born Aug. 22, 1960, in Johnson County, a daughter of Lesta Mills Ward and the late Melvin Ward Jr.  She was also preceded in death by one sister, Darlene Henson. Additional survivors include three brothers, Bobby Gene Ward, Homer Lynn Ward and Walter Denton Ward, all of Tomahawk; and three sisters, Carol Wells and Neva Sue Horn, both of Inez, and Pam Workman of Chapmanville, WV. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Quentin Crum, Wednesday,  today, Marr 29 at Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Inez. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery, Tomahawk. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 29, 2000

WILLIAMSON, Dovie Edith (Chapman)
Dovie Edith Chapman Williamson, 81, died Friday, Mar 3 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Williamson was born Nov 26, 1918, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Ben and Dolly Brook Chapman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Williamson, one sister, Glenna Martinez and one brother, Karl Chapman. Survivors include 2 daughters, Barbara Jean Farley of Columbus and Linda Kay (Phil) Wetz of Henderson, NV; 2 sisters, Joy (Jack) Hickle of Georgia and Bobbie Jean Metzger of California, one brother, Loyal Chapman of Michigan, 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She will be buried next to her husband in a private graveside service in Princeton, WV. Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Mar 8, 2000

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ADAMS, George Kenneth
1944-2000
George Kenneth Adams, 56, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Apr 11 in Greenup County, KY. Mr. Adams was born in Lawrence County, a son of Effie Jo Robinette of Columbus, OH and the late George Adams. He was a security guard and a U. S. Army Vietnam veteran. Additional survivors include one daughter, Lawana Marcum of Louisa, one son, Tony Adams of Columbus; 2 brothers,  Arlie Adams and Jay Adams, both of Columbus and 5 grandchildren. There were no services. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

ALLEN, William
1911-2000
William Allen, 88, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Hitchins, died Monday, Mar 27, at his residence. Mr. Allen was born Nov 9, 1911, in Greenup County, KY, a son of the late Charles and Mae Duncan Allen. He was also preceded in death by one son, Charley Allen, one step daughter, Mary Coffee, and 2 step sons, Roger and Bill Parsons. He was a retired coal miner and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Kentucky Perry Allen of Columbus, 4 sons, Lonnie Allen of Chillicothe, OH, Robert Allen of Hitchins, Bill Allen of Columbus, and William Hubert Allen, Jr. of Adrian, MI; 6 daughters, Alice Book of Cincinnati, OH, Connie Gollihue of Hitchins, and Kay Ellie Hunter, Dollie Coburn, Rachel Meade and Gearldine Queen, all of Columbus, 3 step sons, Walter Parsons of Webbville, Samuel Parsons of Columbus and Floyd Jetters of Dayton, OH and one sister, Goldie Dent of Louisa; one brother, Elbert Allen of Louisa; 50 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Lawrence Felty and Buck Hogston Thursday, Mar 30, at Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in Allen family cemetery, Denton. Malone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 2000

BLANKENSHIP, Bethel
1913-2000
Bethel Blankenship, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday Apr 17, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Miss Blankenship was born Aug 14, 1913, in Argo, KY, Pike County, a daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Justice Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a member of Fort Gay Church of God. Survivors include 2 sisters, Grethel Blankenship  Lampert and Geneva Castle both of Fort Gay; one brother, Newfred Blankenship of Fort Gay; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Doug Wilhite Thursday, Apr 20, at Young Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

BOWENS, Charles E.
1957-2000
Charles Edward Bowens, 42, of Radnor, WV, died Tuesday, Mar 28, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Bowens was born Oct 14, 1957, in Louisa, a son of Dicie Ratcliffe Bowens of Fort gay and the late Oscar Bowens. Additional survivors include his wife, Vickie Lynn Bowens of Radnor; 2 daughters, Jennifer Lynn Bowens and Kristi Michelle Bowens, both at home; 2 sons, Charles Michael Bowens and Justin Ladon Thompson, both at home; 6 brothers, Claude Robert Bowens, Roger Lee Bowens, Gary Eugene Bowens, Randy Darrell Bowens and Ricky Bowens, all of Fort Gay and Larry Bowens; 3 sisters, Barbara Sue McCormick of Waynesville, OH, Diane Grim of Fort Gay and Bessie Barker of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Grover Jackson and Noah Robertson Thursday, Mar 30 at Webb Community Church, Webb, WV. Burial was in Webb Community Cemetery, Webb. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 2000

BRYANT, Joshua Allen
1997-2000
Joshua Allen Bryant, 3, of Cocoa Beach, FL, died Monday, Mar 27. Joshua was born at Cape Canaveral Hospital, a son of Chris and Julie Bryant of Cocoa Beach. Additional survivors include one brother, Justin Bryant of Cocoa Beach, maternal grandmother, Betty Bentley of Louisa and paternal grandmother, Bonnie Bryant of Merritt Island, FL. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Mar 31 at Wylie-Baxley-Merritt Island Chapel. Burial was in Florida Memorial Gardens. Wylie-Baxley Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 2000

GILKERSON, Garrett D.
1932-2000
Garrett D. Gilkerson, 67, of Lima, OH, died Thursday, Apr 13 in St. Rita’s Medical Center. Mr. Gilkerson was born May 16, 1932, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Roland Burke Sr. and Elva Perry Gilkerson. He was a machinist. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thomas Gilkerson of Lima; one daughter, Pamela D. Nicholson of Ridgecrest, CA; 4 sons, Rick Gilkerson of Lima, Garrett D. Gilkerson, Jr. of  Huntington and Kerry D. Gilkerson both of Ridgecrest; 2 sisters, Minnie Faye Lowe of Catlettsburg, and Hazel Waller of Prichard, WV, one brother, Roland Burke Gilkerson, Jr. of Stepptown, WV; 10 grandchildren  and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roy Akers Monday, Apr 17 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Prichard. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

GOBLE, Alvis
1932-2000
Alvis Goble, 68, of Debord, KY, died Friday, Mar 31, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Goble was born Jan 15, 1932 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Samuel and Docie Goble. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Howard Goble of Debord; 2 sons, Roger Goble of West Jefferson, OH and David Goble of Sandy Hook; one daughter, Jo Ann Horn of Inez; 4 brothers, Lloyd Goble of Maryland, Chester Goble of Florida, and Harold Goble and Larry Goble, both of Inez, 3 sisters, Lou Ella Maynard, Donna Faye Harless and Linda Carol Griffith, all of Inez, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shirley Fletcher, Monday, Apr 3 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 2000

HALL, Hazel Mae (Skaggs)
1915-2000
Hazel Mae Hall, 84, of Louisa, died Wednesday Apr 12, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hall was born Apr 22, 1915 in River, KY, a daughter of the late Clinton C. and Sarah Ann Holbrook Skaggs. She was a housewife, a member of Louisa United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Lodge 291 and Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge #95. Survivors include her husband, Harold Hall of Louisa; 2 sons, Dr. Andrew K. York of Arlington, VA and William Thomas York of Louisa; 2 sisters, Nancy Nyberg of Whitehall, MI and Hattie Seigel of Charleston, SC, one brother, Don Skaggs of Naples, FL, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert C. Pugh Saturday Apr 15, at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

HOLT, Thelma (Marcum)
1917-2000
Thelma Holt, 82, of Louisa, died Friday, Apr 14. Mrs. Holt was born Sep 4, 1917, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Sherman and Permelia Adkins Marcum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville Bernard Holt. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Helena Holt of Louisville, KY; one son, Phillip Vanhoose, Jr. of Louisa; 5 grandchildren, Don F. Ward, Susie Rice, Audra Kingsmore, Sonja Vanhoose and Selena Vanhoose and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Barnett Monday, Apr 17, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

LAMBERT, Karl Willis
1928-2000
Karl Willis Lambert, 71, of Chesapeake, VA, died Monday, Apr 24. Mr. Lambert was born Oct 24, 1928, in Louisa, a son of the late Eliza Jane Hardin and Edmund Wayne Lambert. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William J. Lambert. He was a retired newspaper employee with The Virginian Pilot and The Ledger-Star, where he worked for 41 years. He was a member of The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in American Commonwealth Chorus of Suffolk and was commissioned Kentucky Colonel of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Lambert; 3 daughters, Diana Neel and Helen Beran both of Gainesville, FL, and Lucy Lambert Blanchard of Suffolk; one sister, Lois Fluty of Norfolk; 3 brothers, Clyde W. Lambert and Edmund W. Lambert, both of Norfolk and Cornea H. Lambert of Virginia Beach; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Apr 29, at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Preece family cemetery, Louisa. Oman Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 2000

LEMASTER, Herbert, Jr.
1931-2000
Herbert Lemaster, Jr., 68, of Fairborn, died Sunday, April 23, at his residence. Mr. Lemaster was born July 12, 1931, in Louisa, a son of the late Herbert Sr. and Blanche Vaughn Lemaster. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charley Lemaster and Rex Lemaster, and one sister, Ellen Miller. He was employed as a job setter with Delco Moraine for over 40 years, retiring in 1993, was a Kentucky Colonel, a U.S. Army Korean veteran, and a member of Miami Valley United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wilson Lemaster of Fairborn, two sons, Samuel Herbert (Diane) Lemaster and Robert K. (Vickie) Lemaster; one daughter, Joyce (Scott) Lemaster Johns; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lemaster, John Lemaster, Hillary Johns and Austin Johns; one brother, Bill Lemaster of Louisa; and six sisters, Elsie Lemaster of Mentor, OH, Hester Foreman of Garrison, KY, Ruth Williams of Louisa, Telia Stinnett of Panama City, FL, Mary Shortridge of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Joyce Lemaster of South Shore, KY. Funeral services will be conducted by Elders Robert Lee Murray and Denvel Gillam on Thursday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at Belton Funeral Home, Fairborn. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 2000

MOORE, Cecil Ray
Cecil Ray Moore, 71, of Columbus, OH, died Sunday, Apr 2. He was retired from IHM and Techneglass Inc and a member of Parsons Avenue Church of God. Survivors include 3 sons, Ervin (Stephane) Moore, William (Nicole) Wolford and Curt S. (Tammy) Moore; one daughter, Sharon Pennington; 3 brothers, Bill (Nola Mae) Moore, Paul (Brenda) Moore and James Moore; 2 sisters, Dorothy (Randy) Hembree and Hattie Moore; 16 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Ralph Wood Wednesday, Apr 5, at O. R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, Columbus. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery. O. R. Woodyard Co. was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 2000

MULLINS, William F.
1927-2000
William Frank Mullins, 73, of East Point, KY, died Thursday, Apr 6, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Mullins was born Feb 8, 1927, in Floyd County, KY, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Josephine Bryant Mullins. He was a retired school bus driver with J. C. Board of Education and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Mollette Mullins of East Point, 3 sons, James Thurman Mullins of West Van Lear, KY, Gary Franklin Mullins of Johnson City, TN and Rockie Lynn Mullins of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Poe of Prestonsburg, 3 sisters, Minda Davis of Albion, MI, Linda Compton of Gary, IN, and Birtha Mae Hamilton of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Dick Vanhoose and Toby Johnson, Sunday, Apr 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville; Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 2000

NELSON, Delbert W.
1915-2000
Delbert W. Nelson, 84, of Louisa, died Friday, Mar 31, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Nelson was born May 12, 1915, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Lula Belle Hickman Nelson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Link Nelson; one sister, Dorothy Stevens, and 2 brothers, Clyde Nelson and Eugene Nelson. He was a member of the Baptist faith and a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include one son, Gary (Nikki) Nelson of Louisa; 2 grandchildren, Bradley Jay Nelson and Kristy Nelson, one sister, Marie Bradley of Louisa; 2 brothers, John Nelson of Grove City, OH and Marvin Pete Nelson of Webbville. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. James A. Hayes and Rev. Venny Vanhoose Monday, Apr 3 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W. O. Johnson Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 with burial in Pinehill Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 2000

SMALLWOOD, Edgar
1913-2000
Edgar Smallwood, 87, of Louisa, died Saturday, Apr 8 at his residence. Mr. Smallwood was born Feb 7, 1913, in Pike County, KY, a son of the late Henry Dora and Leona Virgie Mullens Smallwood. He was retired from Union Carbide after 30 years service and a member of the Louisa United Methodist church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth New Smallwood of Louisa; 3 daughters, Charlotte White of Kettering, OH, Phyllis Delaney of Scott Depot, WV, and Kay Paxton of St. Albans, WV, one sister, Maggie Wilburn of Greenfield, OH, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, Monday, Apr 10 at Louisa United Methodist church, Louisa. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 2000

SMITH, Glen M. Jr.
1927-2000
Glen M. Smith, Jr. 72, of Nimitz, WV, formerly of Ashland, died Wednesday, Apr 19, at Summer County Hospital, Hinton, WV, after an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born May 10, 1927, in Potters, KY, a son of the late Glen Max Senior and Madge Skeens Smith. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Verna Smith and his wife, Mary R. Brandenburg Smith in 1988. He was a retired welder with C & O/CSX Railroad, a WWII Army veteran, a member of Meade Station Church of God, Apperson Lodge F & AM #195, El Hasa Shrine Temple and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include 2 sons, Glen Harold Smith of Keyser, WV, formerly of Grayson, KY and David L. smith of Nimitz, 3 step brothers, Jim Pelfrey and Bob Pelfrey, both of Tampa, FL and Wayne Pelfrey of Columbus, OH; one step sister, Nina Fraley of Columbus and 3 grandchildren. A Masonic service was conducted Friday, Apr 21 at Steen Funeral Home Cannonsburg, Chapel. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Badgett Saturday, Apr 22 at Steen Funeral Home Cannonsburg Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 2000

SPARKS, Leona M. (Christian)
1914-2000
Leona M. Christian Sparks, 86, of Louisa, died Thursday, Mar 30, at her residence. Mrs. Sparks was born Mar 11, 1914, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late James Shannon and Virginia Moore Christian. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Edison Sparks, in 1993, one son, Gary Sparks, one granddaughter, Lori Gee and one grandson, Eric Sparks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Gee of Columbus, OH, 4 sons, Ralph (Claudia) Sparks, of Lancaster, OH, James Colby (Debbie) Sparks of Jackson, OH, Larry (Barb) Sparks of Columbus, OH, and Joe (Ruth) Sparks of Louisa; a special granddaughter, Leona A. Keith; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bobby Workman, Sunday, Apr 2 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Apr 5, 2000

THOMPSON, Danny Jay
1955-2000
Danny Jay Thompson, age 44, Ashville, Oh., died Friday, January 28, 2000 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus. Mr. Thompson was born March 13, 1955 in Columbus, son of Everett Jay Thompson of Lakeview and the late Ruth Imogene Hall Thompson . He was employed by York-United Casket Co and was a member of Southwest Freewill Baptist Church, Columbus. Additional survivors include his wife, Ginny King Thompson; son, Matthew Jay (Judy); and granddaughter Megan Elayne; daughter, Shanda Kay, all of Ashville; father and stepmother, Everett Jay and Vida Fannin Thompson, Lakeview; brothers, Ronnie (Nancy), Ashville, Randy (Connie), Grove City; sisters, Brenda Howland, New Holland, Crystal Thompson, Truman, Ark.; several nieces and nephews including Joshua and Jeremy Thompson; one great-niece; one great-nephew; loving mother-in-law and father-in-law, Evelyn and Jr. King, Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at Hilock Fellowship Baptist Church, 3210 U Ave., Columbus. Rev. Eddy Back officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens, Lithopolis  Oliver Funeral Home, Ashville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 5, 2000

WALTERS, John Hardle
1908-2000
John Hardle Walters, 91, of Catlettsburg, died Friday, Apr 7,  in Oakmont Manor at Flatwoods. Mr. Walters was born Dec. 7, 1908, at Patrick, a son of the late German and Mary Magdalena Hager Walters. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Allan Wray Walters in 1979; and two grandchildren, Gary Brian Walters and Donald Richard Walters, Jr. He was a retired dairy farmer, a Boyd County School bus driver, a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a director and past president of Boyd County Farm Bureau, a member of the Ashland United Baptist Church, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include three sons, Rev. John Wray Walters of Ashland, William "Bill" Norman Walters of Catlettsburg, and Dr. Donald Richard Walters of Mountain City, TN; two daughters, Lena Idella Walters Wallace of Irvine, and Augusta Jane Walters Courtney of Florence; a brother, German Walters, Jr of Louisa; three sisters, Georgia Matney Walters Branham and Virginia Hager Walters Lemaster, both of Ashland; and Patsy Jewel Walters Blair of Huntington, WV; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. The funeral will be held Monday at Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel, by Elder David Trimble and Elder Charles Nolen. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Steen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

WEBB, Leonard Garland
Leonard Garland Webb, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday, Apr 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Webb was born Jan 25, 1920 in Dennis, KY, a son of the late Henry Howard and Connie Scruggs Webb. Survivors include one brother, Everett Webb, of Louisa; 5 sisters, Alta Marie Webb of Louisa, Eunice McComas of Prichard, WV, Virginia Mildred Webb of Portsmouth, OH, Beulah Jean King of Creston, OH and Madge Anderson of Anchorage, AL; one very special niece, Linda Vanhorn of Louisa several nieces  and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gordon Crisp Tuesday, Apr 25, at Dennis Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Webb family cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 26, 2000

WEBB, Raymond Carlisle Paul
1906-2000
Raymond Carlisle Paul Webb, 93, of Florence, died Sunday, Apr 16, at Commander Nursing Center. Mr. Webb was born  Oct 26, 1906 in Glenwood, KY, a son of the late Linsey D. and Eliza Webb. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lunsford Webb, and 2 sons, Carlos H. Webb and L. D. Webb. He was a retired farmer, barter, and owner and operator of Webb’s Grocery Store in Evergreen, SC, a WWII Army veteran, was affiliated with the Primitive Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Webbville for 71 years. Survivors include one son, Raymond C. Webb, Jr. of Effingham, SC; 4 daughters, Mrs. Clara W. Revell of Florence, Mrs. Betty W. Harrelson, Mrs. Roberta Allen, both of Effingham and Mrs. Jean W. McCaskey of Boone, NC; 17  grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Graveside services were held Tuesday Apr 18, at Florence National Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Masonic Widows’ and Orphan’s Home, 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY or Old Mason’s Home, US 60, East, Shelbyville, KY. Cain-Poston Funeral Home, Florence, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Apr 19, 2000

WOOTEN, Elizabeth (Stepp)
Jan 14, 1913-Feb 3, 2000
Elizabeth Stepp Wooten, 87, formerly of Louisa, passed away Friday, Feb 3, 2000, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Wooten lived in Louisa from 1933-1950 with her husband, Russell Lee Wooten, whose family owned the Louisa Supply Company. Her three children, Thomas Lee, John Russell and Elizabeth Jane, were born in Louisa. Mrs. Wooten spent her youth in Kermit, WV and graduated from Concord College in Athens, WV. She taught for the Lawrence County Schools at several schools including Louisa Elementary School. During her years in Louisa, Mrs. Wooten belonged to the Louisa United Methodist Church, the Louisa Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs.

In 1950, she and her husband relocated to Florida, eventually settling in Lakeland. Mr. Wooten died there in 1955. Mrs. Wooten continued her teaching career after completing her bachelor of science degree from Florida Southern College in 1954. She retired in 1972 and began dividing her time between her residence in Florida and her daughter’ home in Atlanta.

She frequently returned to Louisa and the surrounding area to visit her relatives and friends. She was a member of the College Heights United Methodist church, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, (as a direct descendant of Moses Stepp). She was named a Distinguished West Virginian by Governor Arch Moore.

She passed away peacefully in her sleep at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after a brief illness that resulted in pneumonia. The Methodist Service of Death and Resurrection was conducted at her bedside by the senior pastor of Emory’s Glenn Memorial United Methodist church for her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson who served as her care givers as her health declined in recent years. Mrs. Wooten’s son-in-law is Professor Gary R. Smith, son of Dr. James M. Smith and the late Louise Grant Smith and the grandson of the late George F. and Nellie Fugitt Smith, formerly of Louisa.

A graveside service of committal was conducted in Florida at Lakeland Memorial Gardens on Feb 7, 2000. Mrs. Wooten is buried next to her husband and son, John Russell and near her father-in-law, L. C. Wooten, another former Louisa resident.

In addition to her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Jane Wooten (Gary R.) Smith, she is survived by her son, Ret. Sgt. Thomas Lee Wooten, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucille (Lewis D.) Hale of Kermit, WV and King, NC; Mildred (Homer) Maynard of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mary Jean (Lowell) Weaver of Gallipolis, OH; and her brother, John C. Stepp of Huntington and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives in the area surrounding Louisa, including her brother in law, L. Wayne Wooten. Big Sandy News, Apr 12, 2000

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ANDERSON, Garnett
1937-2000
Garnett Anderson, 63, of Webbville, died Sunday, May 7, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Ms. Anderson was born Apr 23, 1937 in Webbville, a daughter of the late James Garnett and Effie Crabtree Adkins. She was also preceded in death by one brother, LeRoy Mounts. She was a retired school teacher with the Carter County School System of 22 years teaching Upper Tygart and Olive Hill Elementary, a member of the Faith Christian Outreach Church in Ashland and of the Retired Carter County School Teachers Association and a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include one son, David Bret Anderson of Webbville, 2 daughters, Sherry A. Nickel of Morehead and Patricia Reeves of Webbville; one brother, Gary Mounts of Fort Gay, WV; 5 sisters, Pearl Robinson, Deanne Robinson, Deloris Frazier and Darlene Keene, all of Fort Gay and Sue Triplett of Louisa and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. George Compton and Lloyd Dean Wednesday (today) at 2 at the Grayson United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

BRANHAM, Jimmy Lee
1958-2000
Jimmy Lee “Tubby” Branham, 42, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 2 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Branham was born Jan 18, 1958, in Louisa, a son of the late Paul and Mary Lou Cartmel Branham. He was owner and operator of Branham Equipment and Repair and a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Anita Kay Thompson Branham of Louisa; 2 sons, Tyler Lee Branham and Nicholas Kordell “Stingray” Branham, both at home; 6 sisters, Pauline Pigg, Ruth Jean Preece  and Hope Blevins all of Louisa, Oma Daniels of Grayson and Peggy Adams and Barbara Madison both of Columbus and one brother, Frank Branham of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Friday, May 5, at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Branham family cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10,2000

BALLARD, McCawley
A Lawrence County man was killed in a one vehicle accident last week in Carter County. McCawley Ballard, 48, of Louisa, was pronounced death following last Thursday morning’s accident 4 miles east of Grayson, authorities said. Kentucky State Police in Ashland said Ballard was driving west on I-64 around 5:30 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Police said Ballard then ran off the side of the road and “over corrected,” causing the vehicle to turn sideways in the roadway. Ballard’ vehicle then ran into a median, causing it to strike a concrete culvert and overturn on its top. Ballard, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Carter County Coroner George Sparks. Police said Ballard was the sixth person killed this year in a traffic accident in Carter County and the ninth in the Ashland post’s service area. The accident remains under investigation.seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Carter County Coroner George Sparks. Police said Ballard was the sixth person killed this year in a traffic accident in Carter County and the ninth in the Ashland post’s service area. The accident remains under investigation. Services for Ballard a miner were held last Saturday at the Louisa United Methodist Church.  Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

William McCawley Ballard, 48, of Louisa died Friday, May 26, in Grayson. Mr. Ballard was born Dec 15, 1951, in Bardstown, KY, a son of Thomas Emerson Ballard of Bardstown, and the late Isabelle McCawley Ballard. He was a miner with Tebco Coal, Lawrence County for 20 years, the last four with AA Limestone Rock Quarry, a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Bardstown, attended Louisa United Methodist Church of which he was a member of the administrative council and the youth board. He was leader of Boys Scout Troop #152 and the order of the Arrow Vigil Honor. He was awarded the heroism award for saving a life, a member of Bluegrass Whitewater Association, Lawrence County Little League Football and Baseball coach the Safety Patrol. Additional survivors include his wife, Candace Weaver Ballard of Louisa; 2 sons, Thomas Kenneth (Kent) Ballard, a student at the University of Louisville, and Benjamin McCawley Ballard, a student at Lawrence County High School; 6 brothers, Tom, George, Michael, John and Robert Ballard, all of Bardstown and Frank Ballard, of Morehead; 24 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons Saturday, May 27, at Louisa United Methodist Church. Graveside services were conducted by Father Bill Medley Monday, May 29, in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Bardstown. Mann-Greenwell Funeral Home, Bardstown and Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, were in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

BROWN, George Cecil
1928-2000
George Cecil Brown, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 4 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born Sep 13, 1928 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late George D. Brown and step son of the late Mary Jane Akers Brown. He was president of Brown Food Service and a US Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Mae Cooksey Brown of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Georgeann Taylor of Prestonsburg; 2 sons, Larry D. Brown and Gary D. Brown both of Prestonsburg; 2 brothers, Douglas Lloyd Brown of Paintsville and John F. Brown of South Carolina and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wayne Burch Saturday, May 6, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

BRYANT, Bessie (Evans)
1915-2000
Bessie Bryant, 84, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, May 18, after an extended illness. Mrs. Bryant was born Oct 28, 1915 in Lenore, WV, a daughter of the late Ed and Ida Rose Evans. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Bryant in 1994. She was a housewife and member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include 2 daughters, Carol Sue Marcum of Dingess, WV and Marie Rushing of Little Rock, Ark., 3 sons, Jimmie Bryant and Freelon Bryant  both of Little Rock and Freddie Bryant of Fort Gay, 2 sisters, Beatrice Coalgrove and Victoria Stevens, both of Lenore; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Osborne Saturday, May 20, at Laurel Creek Church of Christ. Burial was in Gap Hollow Cemetery, Lenore. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

CANTRELL, Billy J.
1930-2000
Billy J. Cantrell, 69, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Cantrell was born November 18, 1930, in Letcher County, a son of the late Daniel Webster and Carrie Mullins Cantrell. He was a federal mine inspector and U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include  his wife, Frankie Austin Cantrell; one son, Rick Cantrell of Van Lear; two daughters, Kathy Reed of Van Lear and Teresa Adkins of Tampa, Florida; one brother, Gene Cantrell of West Van Lear; four sisters, Pat Harris of Van Lear, Trish Jarrell of Logan, West Virginia, Ester McCoy of Goody and June McMa of Blue Mound, Illinois; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted  by Revs. Emery McCallister, B. Joe Hill and Paul Keaton,  Monday, May 29, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

CLINE, Morgan
1922-2000
Morgan Cline, 78, of Inez died Monday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Cline was born Jan 17, 1922, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Bill and Genoa Davis Cline. He was an Air Force/Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Aline Cline, of Inez; 3 stepsons, Michael Perry of South Point, OH, David Perry of Columbus, OH, and Elbert Perry of Wayne, WV; one daughter, Kathy Whatsworth of Winchester; one stepdaughter, Janet Weaver, of Columbus; 2 brothers, Jake Cline of Jefferson, OH and Bill Cline of Rocky Road, TN; 3 sisters, Opal Preece and Katherine Cline both of Inez and Hattie Dutton of Mesa, AZ; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Joe Mullins Thursday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Christman Cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

CREASY, Hazel (Webb)
1912-2000
Hazel Webb Creasy, 87, of Lloyd, KY, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday May 17, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Creasy was born Jul 16, 1912, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Millard and Gertrude Moore Webb. She was also preceded in death by husband, Lee Bailey and Oscar Creasy, 2 sisters, Gladys Mullins and Marie Wilson and 3 brothers, Oscar Webb, Earsel Webb and Leon Webb. Survivors include one son, Christy Bailey of Lloyd and 2 sisters, Garnett O’Daniel of Catlettsburg and Thelma Borders of Las Vegas, NV. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Venny Vanhoose Friday, May 19, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

DAVIS, Amos
1906-2000
Amos Davis, 93, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000. Mr. Davis was born September 13, 1906 in Ulysses, Kentucky, a son of the late Dave and Haddie Young Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Dorothy Davis; one son, Fred Davis, one daughter, Josephine Fussell; two sisters, Inda Davis and Lillie Lemaster and one brother Edward Davis. He retired from Columbis Gas in 1970 after 40 years service. Survivors include two sons, Paul Davis of Vero Beach, Fl, and Jim Davis of Huntington; one daughter, Buella Scaggs of Ulysses; six sisters, Olive Davis and Dovie Green, both of Ulysses, Eurcle Scaggs of Lowmansville, Nora Hayes of Columbus, OH, Emogene Cordle of Galloway, OH, and Virginia Hayes of Mechanicsburg, OH; two brothers, Eugene Davis of Amherst, OH, and James Walden Davis of Columbus; and Sue Bowen and her two children, Jeffrey and Kelly Gregg, with whom he lived. Funeral services were conducted by rev. Ike Nicholson on Saturday, May 20, at Reger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

EDWARDS, Malissa (Skaggs)
1915-2000
Malissa Skaggs Edwards, 85, of Blaine, died Wednesday, May 3 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Edwards was born Mar 3, 1915, in Coal Creek, KY, a daughter of the late John Henry and Laura Estep Skaggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Edwards in 1984. She was a school teacher with the Lawrence County Board of Education for 43 years and was a charter member of Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include 5 grandchildren, Sandra Kay Edwards, Patty Ann Boggs, Emory Lowell Edwards and Gary Olen Edwards, all of Blaine; and Mary Ellen Bloomfield of Louisa; and 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Ross, Bondie Salyers, Randy Martin and Mike Roberts Saturday, May 6 at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery, Blaine. Young funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

FYFFE, Gale Dean
1938-2000
Gale Dean Fyffe, 61, of Louisa, died Friday, May 19, in Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Fyffe was born Nov 6, 1938, at Flat Gap, KY, a son of Martha Johnson Fyffe of Louisa and the late Fred Fyffe. He was a master mechanic with the Kentucky Power Company for 35 years and a member of Apperson Lodge #195 F & AM, El Hasa Shrine and an Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Anna Jo Fyffe of Louisa; one daughter, Vivian Mattox of Louisa; one son, Jason Dean Fyffe of Louisa; and 2 brothers, Willis Fyffe of Carol, OH and Charles Fyffe of Louisa. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Vinny Vanhoose, Monday, May 22 with burial in Fyffe family cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

GOBLE, Eunice
1902-2000
Eunice Goble, 97, of Inez, died Wednesday, May 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Goble was born Oct 5, 1902, in Martin County, KY, a daughter of the late Lon and Minnie Ward Crum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Goble and 2 sons in law, Auxier Endicott and Roger Harless. Survivors include one son, Chester (Irene) Goble of Virgie; 4 daughters, Marcella Harless, Freeda Hobart) Haney and Ruth Endicott, all of Inez and Reeva (Paul) Calloway of Reynoldsburg, OH; 3 brothers, Clayton Crum of Debord, Jep Crum of Akron, OH and Amber Crum of Florida; one sister, Rose Mary Blackburn of Debord; 8 grandchildren, A. J. Haney, Roger Harless, Gary Haney, Ricky Endicott, Charlotte Endicott, Cheri Prather, Reisa Williams and Rodney Calloway; and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Denver Hill and Vernon Dolin Saturday, May 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Davella. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

GRIFFITH, Millard Gene
1934-2000
Millard Gene Griffith, 65, of Blaine, died Saturday, May 13, at his residence. Mr. Griffith was born Oct 17, 1934, in Blaine, a son of the late Millard and Annie Griffith. He was an equipment operator for the State of Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Griffith of Blaine; 2 daughters, Lavada Boggs of Massillon, OH, and Denise Seng of Louisa; 5 sons, Mike Griffith of Adams, Rick Griffith of Cannonsburg, Paul Griffith of Cherokee, Ronnie Griffith of Blaine and Mike McKinney of Louisa; one brother, John Henry Griffith of Hail, MI; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Brothers Roger Jordan and Mike Roberts Wednesday (today) May 17 at 11 a.m. at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Blaine. Burial will be in the Griffith family cemetery, Blaine. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, May 17, 2000

HEWLETT, Emily (Hall)
1917-2000
Emily Hall Hewlett, 82, of Louisa, died Monday, May 1 after an extended illness. Mrs. Hewlett was born Aug 14, 1917, in Zelda, a daughter of the late Rufus and Rebecca Mounts Hall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hewlett in 1977. She was a housewife and a member of Fallsburg Tabernacle. Survivors include 2 sons, Jack Hewlett of Catlettsburg and Ed Hewlett of Louisa; 6 daughters, Donal Lee Vanhoose of Cynthiana, Dorothy Moore of Blaine, Sue Lewis of Catlettsburg,  and Emily Ratliff, Vickie Hogston and Garnet Gartin, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Virgie Fugett of London, OH, Nimple Pickins of Texas City, TX and Julia Burke of Louisa; one brother, Lewis Hall of Louisa; 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Jack Savage and Dean Pittman Thursday, May 4 at 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Hewlett Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 2000

HYLTON, Homer J.
1925-2000
Homer J. Hylton, 74, of Louisa, died Monday, May 1 at Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Hylton was born Sep 6, 1925 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Richard and May Thompson Hylton. He was a farmer and timber cutter, a member of the Church of Christ and a US Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Veva Lois Salyer Hylton of Louisa; 4 daughters, Velma Roe, Marsha (Kenneth) Brewer, Donna (Robert) Deboard and Connie (Jack Jr.) Roberts, all of Louisa, 4 sons, William (Glenna) Hylton of Grayson and Garry (Mary) Hylton, Roger (Gloria) Hylton and Leon (Sharon) Hylton, all of Louisa; 3 sisters, Roberta Quisenberry, Martha Lemaster, and Deloris Moore, all of Louisa; 4 brothers, Lester Hylton and Joe Hylton, both of Louisa, Ben Hylton of Columbus, OH, and Dean Hylton of Fallsburg, 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Adams, Wednesday (today) May 3, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Military graveside rites will be conducted by member of W. O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 2000

JONES, Curtis S.
1911-2000
Curtis S. Jones, 89, of Louisa died Thursday, May 18, at his residence. Mr. Jones was born Feb 28, 1911, in Louisa, a son of the late Elliott “Coke” and Sarah Kate Allison Jones. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Jean Ewing Jones in 1997. He was an operator with N & W Railroad and C & O Railroad for 31 years and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Jean Atkinson of Louisa; 2 sons, Fred Jones and William “Bill” Jones, both of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ric Frazier, Richard Maynard and Dr. James A. Hayes, Saturday, May 20 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

KEARNS, Susie (Booth)
1921-2000
Susie Booth Kearns, 78, of Fort Gay, died Tuesday, May 23, at her residence. Mrs. Kearns was born Dec 4, 1921 in Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Dan and Emma Pope Booth. She was also preceded in death by one son, David C. Kearns. She was a retired teacher’s aid with Fort Gay Elementary School for 20 years and a member of Fort Gay Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Edwin “Ed” Kearns of Fort Gay; 2 daughters, Debbie Holt and Denise Blackburn, both of Fort Gay; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Richard Maynard and Ray Church Thursday, May 25, at Fort Gay Baptist Church. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

KELLEY, Hurston
1917-2000
Hurston Kelley, 82, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 21 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Kelly was born Aug 7, 1917, in Martha, KY, a son of the late Merdie and Suzie Rigsby Kelley. He was a retired oil field worker, a WWII Army Air Corp veteran and a member of VFW #6103, Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Lula Skaggs Kelley of Louisa; one son, Ted Kelley of Louisa; one granddaughter, Belinda Webb of Louisa; one great grandson, Tanner Webb of Louisa; and 2 sisters, Elsie Collier of Louisa and Ella Pelphrey of Martha. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Wright Tuesday, May 23, at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Graveside military rites were by American Legion #89 and Veterans of Foreign Ward #6103 with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

KNIGHT, James A.
Services were held Sunday, May 14 for retired Circuit Judge James A. Knight, who died May 11 at his Paintsville residence after a long battle with diabetes. He was 63. Knight served as judge in Division II of the 24th Judicial Circuit for nearly 20 years. He took office in November 1980 and retired in January of this year. Knight served as Johnson County attorney before being elected circuit judge. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a teacher and businessman. During is tenure as chief judge in the 24th Circuit, Knight issued hundreds of civil judgments and presided over numerous high profile criminal cases. Perhaps his most well known and controversial ruling was in the 1980’s when he decided that the four county Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority had the power to operate the regional detention center in Paintsville. His initial ruling led to several years of appeals. During his retirement reception last December in Johnson Circuit Court, Knight was remembered as a dedicated public servant who was impartial on the bench. “I believe here that both the circuit and the district courts are generally regarded throughout the state as courts of law, : fellow Judge Stephen N. Frazier said during the reception. “Not courts of local concern. Not courts of home cooking…It’s taken a long time for that kind of reputation to build over the years. There’s a succession of people who have made that happen, and the one who contributed the most is retiring. Frazier, also of Paintsville, was Knight’s law partner before they were both elected circuit judge. Current Circuit Judge Daniel Sparks of Louisa, who succeeded Knight, said last December that he “always maintained the greatest degree of respect and admiration” for Knight. Sparks said Knight once gave him a piece of advice: “Do what you think the right thing is to do, and, if you do that you will be doing your job well as judge”. Knight was born Feb 1, 1937, Letcher County, the son of  the late Olen and Willa Mae Barker Knight. He is survived by his wife, Julia Conley Knight; 3 daughters, Jayme Runyon of Paintsville, Leigh Ann Furccolow of Charlotte,, N, and Beth Phelps of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Gary Knight and Wendell Knight, both of Paintsville and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 17, 2000

MCNEIL, Mark A.
A Lawrence County man was killed last week in an accident at a Pike County strip mine. Mark A. McNeil, 47, of Webbville, was killed last Monday night, May 8 at a Freeburn mine operated by Loadstar Energy Co. Deputy Pike County Coroner Ernest Casebolt said McNeil was killed when a rock truck he was driving tumbled 600 to 700 feet into a pit. McNeil was dumping dirt and rock into the pit when the accident occurred, Casebolt said. The accident occurred at 10 a.m. last Monday, but McNeil wasn’t pronounced dead until 3 a.m. last Tuesday after rescue workers spent hours trying to remove his body from the pit. Services for McNeil, the husband, of Sharon Slone McNeil, were held last Friday, May 12 in Young Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Other survivors include his mother, Loranie Blevins McNeil, also of Webbville; one daughter, Robin Michelle McNeil of Grayson, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

 

Mark A. McNeil, 47, of Webbville, died Monday, May 8, at the Colonial Mine in Phelps, KY. Mr. McNeil was born Aug 20, 1952 in Louisa, a son of Loraine Blevins McNeil of Webbville  and Eugene McNeil. He was a heavy equipment operator with Lode Star Energy, Pikeville. Additional survivors include his wife, Sharon Slone McNeil of Webbville; one daughter, Robin Michelle McNeil of Grayson; 3 sisters, Cheryl Harmon of Pataskala, OH, Rebecca (Becky0 Adkins of Louisa and Kimberly A. McNeil of Charleston, WV and 3 brothers, Randall E. McNeil of Webbville, Robert Craig McNeil of Louisa and Andy D. McNeil of Fairbanks, Alaska. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Mike Roberts and Roger Jordan Friday, May 12 at Young Funeral Home Chapel Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 2000

MOORE, Michael E.
1969-2000
Michael E. Moore, 30, of Louisa, died Friday, May 19, at Cabell Huntington, Hospital. Mr. Moore was born Jul 17, 1969, in Louisa, a son of Curtis and Rosa Allen Moore of Louisa. He was a heavy equipment operator. Additional survivors include his wife, Marie McKenzie Moore of Louisa; one daughter, Michael Leann Moore at home; one son, Brady Moore at home; 2 brothers, Curtis A. (Debbie L.) Moore and Bobby L. (Peggy Sue) Moore, both of Louisa; and father and mother in law, Don and Wilma McKenzie of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. William Teems and Robert Powers Tuesday, May 23 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Moore family cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

MORROW, James Paul
1958-2000
James Paul Morrow, 41, of Louisa, died Monday, May 15, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Morrow was born Dec 26, 1958 in Omaha, NB, a son of John and Louise McNeal Morrow of Louisa. He was  a coal truck driver. Additional survivors include his wife, Wanda McKenzie Morrow of Louisa; one daughter, Brandy Leann Triplett of Louisa; one grandson, Zackary Triplett; 4 sisters, Linda Bostic of Scottsdale, AZ, Sandra Gray and Kimberly Morrow both of Louisa, and Katherine Webb of Fort Gay; and one brother, Ron Morrow of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jamie Thornsberry and Mack Ray Cyrus Thursday, May 18 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 24, 2000

NICKELL, Jack D.
1930-2000
Jack D. Nickell, 69, of Kermit, WV, died Thursday, May 4, at his residence. Mr. Nickell was born Jun 25, 1930, in Mingo County, WV, a son of the late Frank and Gladys Williamson Nichols. Survivors include 4 brothers, William H. (Dill) Nichols, of Plain City, OH, Daniel B. Nichols of Wayside, CA, Jim Nichols, of San Francisco, CA and Grant Nichols of Morehead, KY; 3 sisters, Mary Carter of Inez, Irene Strebel of Los Angeles, CA, and Polly Runyon of Marysville, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jack Small Sunday, May 7 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Inez. Burial was in Murphy Cemetery, Kermit. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

PERKINS, Betty
1935-2000
Perkins, Jack
1939-2000
Elizabeth S. (Betty) Perkins, 64, of Louisa, died Friday, May 12, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Perkins was born Nov 11, 1935 in Queens Ann, MD, a daughter of the late Margaret Bradley and Roland Stanton. She was a retired nurse with the Lawrence County Health Department, a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa and a Sunday school teacher. Charles J. (Jack) Perkins, 60, of Louisa, died Saturday, May 13 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Louisa. Mr. Perkins was born Dec 17, 1939, in Louisa a son of the late Joe E. and Larene York Perkins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Jo McFarland. He was a retired teacher with Lawrence County school for 22 years, Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 1998 and a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 2 sons, Charles j. (Jennifer) Perkins II of Louisa and Joseph R. (Anna) Perkins of Catlettsburg. Graveside funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ric Frazier and William Lavely Monday, May 15, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa.  Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 2000

PREECE, Cornelius, Sr.
1918-2000
Cornelius W. (Pete) Preece, Sr., 81, of Inez, died Tuesday, May 2, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Preece was born Dec 4, 1918 in Martin County, a son of the late Bub and Tabitha Preece. He was also preceded in death by one son, Cornelius (Pete) Preece, Jr. He was a retired dozer operator a member of Old Union United Baptist Church and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ollie Maynard Preece of Inez; one son, Hiawatha (Buddy) Preece of Inez; 4 daughters, Billie Jean (Jerill) Stacey of Turkey Creek, Roxann (Daniel) Jude of Lovely, Mable Lou (Chester) Copley of Warfield and Shelia Lynn (Terry) Howell of Inez; 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Nichols Friday, May 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial was in Cassady Cemetery, Coldwater. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

ROBERTS, Frances W.
1911-2000
Frances W. Roberts, 89, of St. Albans, WV, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 9, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, WV after a short illness. Mrs. Roberts retired from FMC Corporation, South Charleston and was active with the Fine Arts Department of the St. Albans Woman’s Club and the Hansford Senior Center, St. Albans. Funeral service were conducted by Rev. Donald Barnett Friday, May 12 at First United Methodist Church, Louisa. Burial was in Roberts family cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 2000

SALYER, Dorothy Ruth (Salyer)
1927-2000
Dorothy Ruth Salyer, 73, of Louisa, died Sunday May 7, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Salyer was born Feb 18,1 927, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Wayne and Cynthia Castle Salyer. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Fredia Cyrus, of Lexington, KY; 2 sons, Rick Cyrus of Louisa and James Barnette Potter of Toledo, OH; 3 sisters, Mary Lou Hampton of Louisa, Cynthia Potter of Toledo, and Florence Marco of Columbus, OH, one brother, James Salyer of Louisa; 2 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Tuesday May 9, at Young funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

SAMMONS, Joe
1920-2000
Joe Sammons, 80, of Webb, WV, died Monday, May 29. Mr. Sammons was born Apr 15, 1920, in Webb, a son of the late Stan and Jessie Waller Sammons.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Chester Sammons and one sister, Opal Salmons Evans. He was a retired truck driver with  Keebler Company; a member of Webb Freewill Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Teamsters Union and Jewel Lodge #140 F & AM. Survivors include his wife, Emma Thompson Sammons of Webb, one daughter, JoAnn (Neil) Hurley of Huntington, WV, 3 sons, Donald (Gloria) Sammons of Barboursville, Charles (Judy) Sammons of Crum and Eugene (Gail) Sammons of Dunlow; 2 sisters, Myrtle Cook of Dayton, OH and Virginia Brumfield of Webb, 5 grandsons, Joey, Charlie, Jason and Josh Sammons and David Neil Hurley; one great granddaughter, Codie Sammons. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Kimble Copley, Chuck Branham and Everett Meddings Wednesday (today), May 31, at 11 a.m. at Webb Freewill Baptist Church, Webb. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery, Webb. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

SHORT, Grace (Gooslin)
1911-2000
Grace Short, 89, of Louisa, died Monday May 29. Mrs. Short was born Apr 28, 1911, in Stone, KY, a daughter of the late Edward and Polly Chapman Gooslin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, G. C. short in 1966. She was a housewife and a member of Vineyard United Baptist Church. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mace Muncy and Mary Jane Marcum, both of Inez, Celia Mae Edgell of Grove City, OH and Naoma Brown of Greenup, KY; 4 sons, James Marcum, Delbert Marcum, Claggett Marcum and Clem Marcum, all of Louisa; 2 sisters, Emma Jean Messer and Mary Jane, both of Princeton, WV; one brother, Delmond Gooslin of Georgia; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Michael Horn, Claude Horn, Sterling Marcum and Bromley Marcum Thursday, Jun 1 at 2 p.m. at Vineyard United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Short Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

THOMPSON, Emily Sue (Weaver)
1927-2000
Emily Sue Thompson, 72, of Louisa, died Sunday, May 14, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Ms. Thompson was born Nov 8, 1927, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Arbie and Lora Wheeler Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 2 sons, William Thompson of Lexington, KY and Charles A. Thompson of Catlettsburg, and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Thursday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 17, 2000

THOMPSON, Phillip H.
1933-2000
Phillip H. Thompson, 66, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, May 23, at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. Mr. Thompson was born Dec 18 1933 in Adams, KY, a son of the late Nora G. Thompson, former, longtime resident of Adams. He was retired from Anheuser-Busch Company, a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, past master of Groveport, OH, Masonic Lodge #240 F & AM, a member of Walnut Chapter #172 and Rush Lodge of Traders and confidence degree. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Thompson of Columbus; 2 daughters, Kim (David) Schutte and Pat (Brian) Lawson; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Nicole and Garrett; his mother, Nora G. Thompson, twin sister,, Phyllis (Vincent) Moore; one brother, Herb Thompson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral and Masonic services were conducted at O. R. Woodyard Chapel of Columbus Friday, May 26. Burial was in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, OH. Big Sandy News, May 31, 2000

WELLMAN, Charles William
1931-2000
Charles William Wellman, 68, of Louisa, died Thursday, Apr 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Wellman was born May 19, 1931, in Big Hurricane, WV, a son of the late Clarence and Vangeline Wellman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Garnet Marie Wellman in 1983. He was a retired retailer. Survivors include 3 daughters, Carol Wellman of Boston, Mass., and Mary Ann Hanson and Barbara Lynn Thompson, both of Louisa; one son, David William Wellman of Ocean City, NC; 2 sisters, Mary Selbee and Annabelle Thompson, both of Wadsworth, OH; 3 brothers, Tommy Wellman of Wadsworth, Frank Wellman of Prichard, WV, and Robert Wellman of Fort Gay; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and a special friend, Daisy Vanhoose. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mike Greider Sunday Apr 30, at First Church of Big Hurricane. Burial was in Wellman Cemetery, Fort Gay. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 3, 2000

YOUNG, Fannie (Wheeler)
1910-2000
Fannie Young, 90, of Wheelersburg, died Friday, May 5 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born Mar 10, 1910 in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late James Malachi and Rhoda Ball Wheeler. She was also preceded in death by one son, Allen Young and several brothers and sisters. She was a former postmistress in Houckville, KY, a retired employee of Williams Shoe Factory and of Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Luther Young, who she married Nov 22, 1928 in Blaine, KY, 3 sons, James Willis Young of Wheelersburg, Morris K. Young of Chillicothe, and Dorris Ray Young of Maryland; 2 daughters, Anna Louise Johnson of Columbus, OH and Faye Logan of Lucasville; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ronald Parker Monday, May 8, at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home, Wheelersburg. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, South Point, OH. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 10, 2000

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BLAIR, James S.
1941-2000
James S. Blair, 59, died Tuesday, June 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Mr. Blair was born April 16, 1941, in Johnson County, to the late Grant and Rushie Stambaugh Blair. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Hackworth Blair; one son, James Dean Blair of Bueaufort, SC; 2 daughters, Darlene Daniels of Thealka and Rachel Dawn Mills of Paintsville; one sister, Avalee Kimbler of Columbus, OH ; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Blackburn and Mark Ousley,  Friday , June 23 at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill,  Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery at Denver. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 2000

BRADLEY, Morton H.
1916-2000
Morton H. “Bump” Bradley, 84, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Bradley was born Apr 20, 1916, in Louisa, a son of the late Millard and Virgie Large Bradley. He was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Wade Bradley. He was a mechanic with Chaffin Service, a Member of Myrtle Chapel and VFW and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. Bradley of Louisa; one brother, Milton Bradley of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Ray Diamond Wednesday (today), Jun 7 at 2 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7 2000

CARTER, Zachary Reece
1965-2000
Zachary Reece Carter, 34, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jun 11, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born Dec 4, 1965, in Paintsville, a son of Louise Boggs Carter of Blaine and the late Eddie E. Carter. He was a construction worker with Gillum Construction. Additional survivors include his maternal grandmother, Tera Moore of Blaine; 3 sisters, Regina Thacker of Greenup , Anita Reffitt of Georgia and Melinda Sandefurtof of Blaine; 2 brothers, David Carter of Martha and Chris Carter of Blaine; one aunt, Doris Arrams of South Short, KY; 2 uncles, James Carter and Thomas Carter both of Blaine; one nephew and several nieces. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Rick Cordial Thursday, Jun15 at 11 a.m. at Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Boggs family cemetery, Blaine. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 2000

ELKINS, William A.
1912-2000
William A. “Bill” Elkins, 87, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 18. Mr. Elkins was born Sep 26, 1912 in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late James W. and Mary Compton Elkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Burgess Elkins. He was a retired teacher with the Lawrence County Board of Education with 44 years of service, a member of Odd Fellows; Lawrence County Retired Teacher Association and a U. S. Army Air Corp WWII veteran. Survivors include  one son, William A. “Bill” (Clara Jones) Elkins, Jr., of Louisa and one grandson, William A. Elkins, III of Lexington. Funeral  services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Wednesday, today, Jun 21 at 11 a.m. at First Methodist Church, Louisa. Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 2000

FRALEY, Ezra
1924-2000
Ezra Fraley, 75, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jun 4, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Fraley was born Nov 8, 1924, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late John Henry Fraley and Zelda Meade Fraley Preece. He was also preceded in death by his step father, James Preece; and one son, James Harvey Fraley. He was a disabled coal miner with Peter Cave Coal Company and attended Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Pauley Fraley of Louisa; 2 daughters, Betty (Billy) Shepard, of West Jefferson, OH, and Linda (Ken) Kulakowski of Heath, OH, one son, Freddie (Thelma) Fraley of Louisa; 3 half sisters, Tine Preece of Columbus, OH, Orgie Lou Preece of Pilgrim, KY, and Betty Jean Hall of Onalaska, WA; 5 half brothers, R. J. Preece of Columbus, T. J. Preece of Louisa, Bill Preece and George Preece both of Pilgrim and Aulborn Fraley of Hot Springs, Ark., 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Tom Dials Wednesday (today) Jun 7 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 2000

GAMBILL, Dolphus N.
Dolphus N. Gambill, 87, of Baltimore, died Friday, Jun 23 at his daughter’s residence. Mr. Gambill was born in Blaine, KY, a son of the late Jesse and Matilda Boggs Gambill. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Stephens Gambill in 1982 and one brother, Forest Nelson Boggs. He was retired from Timken Roller Bearing after 29 years, a WWII Army veteran and attended Pickerington Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lacy Brickey Gambill of Baltimore; 2 sons, Jim (Vicki) Gamibll of Somerset and Billy G. (Marty) Gambill of Hot Springs, S D; one daughter, Catherine (Rick) Reincheld of Baltimore; 7 grandchildren, Curt (Leceria) Gambill of Omaha, NB, Brock (Abbey) Gambill of Valleo, CA, Jett Dolphus Gambill, Ty Weston Gambill and Scout Antonia Gambill, all of Hot Springs, SD, Jacob Daniel Reincheld and Cara Elizabeth Reincheld, both of Baltimore; one great granddaughter, Airecel Lee Cisneros, of Omaha, 2 brothers, Rodney Holbrook and Charlie Steel, both of Columbus and 2 sisters, Jewel Dean Collier of Baltimore and Irene Wellman of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Paul Collins Tuesday, Jun 27,, at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington. Burial was in Violet Cemetery. Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 2000

HAZLETT, Margaret (Lambert)
1918-2000
Margaret Lambert Hazlett, 82, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday, Jun 7. Mrs. Hazlett was born Mar 25, 1918 in Jenkins, KY, a daughter of the late Henry and Ella Dane Ferguson Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Prichard Hazlett in 1994. She was a retired nurse with Louisa General Hospital, a member of Buchanan Chapel and Rebekah Lodge #95 Louisa. Survivors include 3 sons, James Harry Hazlett of Louisa, Jerry R. Hazlett and Tom Hazlett, both of Catlettsburg; one brother, Carl Lambert, Simms, TX; 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Rebekah’s service was conducted Friday, Jun 9 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Keith Workman, Saturday, Jun 10 at Buchanan Chapel. Burial was in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 2000

KING, Dorothy Marie (Sawdey)
1920-2000
Dorothy Marie Sawdey King, 79, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. King was born Sep 1, 1920, in Bellingha, WA, a daughter of the late Ray and Mena Graham Sawdey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. King, in 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa. Survivors include 3 daughters, Sandi Roberts of Citrus Springs, FL, Judy Deel of Dana, KY and Susie Matney of Louisa; 2 sisters, Lorraine Miller of Baldwin Park, CA and Phyllis Graham of Cady, TX; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Ric Frazier and Richard Maynard Wednesday (today) Jun 7 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 2000

LYKINS, Evelyn (Haley)
1916-2000
Evelyn Lykins, 83, of Springfield, OH, died Sunday Jun 18. Mrs. Lykins was born Aug 8, 1918, in Springfield, OH, a daughter of the late George and Lucy Haley. She was retired from the Springfield school system where she served as head of food services. Survivors include 3 sons, Tom Lykins of Louisa, Richard Lykins of Springfield, and James Lykins of Urbana, OH; and one niece, Judy Sanders of Knoxville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted  by Pastor John Wilson of First Christian Church, Springfield, Thursday, Jun 22, at 11 a.m. at Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Frenchliff Cemetery, Springfield. Littleton and Rue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 21, 2000

PATRICK, James Linville
1936-2000
James Linville Patrick, 63, of Inez, died Thursday, Jun 22, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Patrick was born Aug 28, 1936, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Jess and Minnie Ward Patrick. Survivors include his wife, Ola Maynard Patrick, of Inez; three sons, Roger Patrick of Inez, and James Patrick and Eddie Patrick, both of Louisa; 2 daughters, Carolyn Meade and Naoma Hill, both  of Inez, 4 brothers, Haskell Patrick and Richard Patrick, both of Inez and Leroy Patrick and Frank Patrick both of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters, Launa Crum and Eloise Bowen both of Inez, Mary Stepp of Columbus and Ruth Moore of Pilgrim; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs.  Lonnie Ratliff, Maurice Mills and Neal Patrick Sunday, Jun 25 at Pack Bottom Church. Burial was in the Patrick family cemetery, Inez. Phelps and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 28, 2000

PERRY, Leroy
1930-2000
Leroy Perry, 70, of Tomahawk, KY, died Wednesday, Jun 14, at his residence. Mr. Perry was born Jan 8, 1930, in Martin County, KY, a son of Mary Mollette and the late George Perry. Additional survivors include 3 sons, Leroy Perry, Jr., of Tomahawk, Claude Perry of Brandywine, WV and Jimmy Perry of Wheelwright, KY; 2 daughters, Judy King of Tomahawk and Anna Shrewsbury of Bud, WV; 5 brothers, Clyde Perry, Lorin Perry, George Perry and James Mitchell Perry of tomahawk and William Perry of Pineville, WV; 3 sisters, Phoebe Cornett, Francis Porter and Sylvis Perry, all of  Tomahawk; 32 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Albert Setzer and James Slone Saturday, Jun 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Perry family cemetery. Phelps and Son funeral Home Inc was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 2000

REYNOLDS, Erma J. (Brumfield)
1924-2000
Erma J. Reynolds , 76, of Conesville, OH, died Monday, Jun 5 at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital, Millersburg, OH. Mrs. Reynolds was born Feb 5, 1924 in Lavalette, WV, a daughter of Tilden and Martha Ellen Bench  Brumfield. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Virgil Brumfield and Donald Brumfield; and one sister, Delphia McGuire. She was a graduate of Fort Gay High Scbool, employed as a riveter with Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, MI, during WWII, and a member of the Clark Township
Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Odis Reynolds of Conesville, 2 sons, Gary Reynolds of Conesville and Michael (Rhonda) Reynolds of Coshocton, OH; 5 daughters, Lynette Wengerd of Amelia, LOH, Linda J. Moats of Utica, OH, Sue (Perry) Mosses of Lincolnwood, IL, Carol (Tim) Blackburn of Vermilion, OH and Debra (Tracey) Hall of Canton, OH; one sister, Inez (Robert) Britt of Killbuck, OH; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Pastors David Dodridge and Fred Tayllor Thursday, Jun 8 at Free Funeral Home, Coshocton. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery. Big Sandy news, Jun 14, 2000

ROBERTS, Elizabeth (Hall)
1923-2000
Elizabeth “Libby” Roberts, 77, of Louisa, died Monday, Jun 26, at her daughter’s residence in Louisa. Mrs. Roberts was born Jan 6, 1923, in Big Laurel, Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Luther Lee and Dolly Sammons Hall. She was also preceded I death by her husband, Hugh “Buttermilk” Roberts in 1985 and 3 brothers, Raymond Hall, James Hall and Charles Hall. She was the previous owner of Libby’s Market and a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Survivor include 2 daughters, Dollie Jean Holt and Julie (Charles) Crabtree, both of Louisa; one son, Hugh (Maddlene) Roberts of Louisa; 2 sisters, Ruth Frazier of Louisa and Tommie Wilson of Allons, TN, 2 brothers, Danny Butch Hall of Dayton, OH and David Lynn Hall of Allons; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Venny VanHoose and Van West and Brother Jay Bevins Thursday, Jun 29 at 2 p.m. at Louisa, Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mose Preston cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 2000

ROBINSON, Lacy, Jr.
Lacy Robinson, Jr. of Louisa died Wednesday, Jun 21, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa.  Mr. Robinson was born in Stafford Fork, KY, a son of the late Lacy and Lizzie Mills Robinson. He was a brick mason, a member of the Lions Club, Inez, and a WW II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lucille T. Robinson of Louisa; one son, Van Douglas Robinson of Chillicothe, OH; one step daughter, Carla Maria Auxier of Louisa, one sister, Edith Muncy of Man, WV and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus Saturday Jun 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Graveside military services were conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 with burial in Mills Cemetery at Inez. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 28, 2000

SKEENS, Mary Madeline (Rowe)
1917-2000
Mary Madeline Skeens, 83, of Fort Gay, WV died Wednesday, Jun 14, at Woodland Oaks Health Care. Mrs. Skeens was born Apr 10, 1917 in Fort Gay, a daughter of the late William and Laura Vipperman Rowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenos Skeens, in 1975. She was a housewife and a member of Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 sons, Paul Skeens of Mansfield, OH, Glen Skeens of Copus Cove, TX and Carl Doug Skeens of Fort  Gay; one sister, Emily Tackett of Ashland; 3 brothers, Bill Rowe, Jr.,, of Fort Gay, Joe Rowe of Fallsburg, and Trimble Rowe of Louisville; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Herman Wellman Saturday, Jun 17, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Skeens family cemetery, Fort Gay.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 21, 2000

SPEARS, Ellis
1925-2000
Ellis Spears, 75, of Tomahawk, died Sunday, Jun 11 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Spears was born Apr 10, 1925 in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Marion Francis and Oma Spears. He was a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include w sons, Ellis Spears, Jr. of Tomahawk and Tony Spears of Inez; one daughter, Linda McPeeks of Delbarton, WV; 2 brothers, Edgar Spears of Mansfield, OH; and James Spears of Tomahawk; 5 sisters, Phyllis Mollett and Vernon Mollett, both of Tomahawk, Bessie Penix of Akron, OH, Maxine Blair of Ashland and Vivian Turner of Mt. Hope, WV; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by James Maynard Wednesday (today) Jun 14, at 11 a.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Spears family cemetery, Tomahawk. Phelps and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 2000

SPERRY, Garrett
1921-2000
Garrett Sperry, 79, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 31, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, WV, a son of the late Linsey and Mary Moore Sperry. He was a retired construction worker, an Army WWII veteran, and a member of Laborers National Union Local #1445 and VFW Post 89. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Pratt Sperry of Louisa; one daughter, Janet Clay of Louisa; one special son in law, Gary Clay of Louisa; 3 sisters, Freda Thompson of Kenova, Anna Sue Perdue of Westmoreland, WV, and Helen Lambert of Catlettsburg; one brother, Garland Daws Sperry of Madison Heights, MI; one granddaughter Amy Clay of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Ed Caudill Friday, Jun 2, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Damron Cemetery, Radnor, WV. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 2000 Correction: the obit for Garrett Sperry published in the Jun 7 issue of The Big Sandy news incorrectly stated that Mr. Sperry was a member of VFW Post 89 due to an error at the funeral home. He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 6103. Big Sandy News, Jun 14, 2000

THOMPSON, Maude (Wellman)
1925-2000
Maude “Dimple” Wellman Thompson, 75, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, Jun 13, at Mariner Health Center, Huntington. Mrs. Thompson was born Mar 22, 1925, in Fort Gay, a daughter of the  late Claude and Pauline Copley Holt. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Walter Wellman in 1945, and Birch Thompson in 1995. She was a housewife and a retired store clerk. Survivors include one son, Glen Wellman of Fort Gay, one step son, Eddie Birch Thompson of Buchanan; one step daughter, Mary Frances Moon of Louisa; 3 sisters, Lena McCloud and Virginia Bonnie Bellomy both of Kenova , WV and Kathleen VanHoose of Cannonsburg; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Paul Finley and James Blevins Thursday, Jun 15, at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial was in the Wellman cemetery, Fort Gay. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 21, 2000

VANHORN, Clifford L.
1927-2000
Clifford L. Van Horn, 74, of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday, May 30, at his residence.  Mr. Vanhorn, was born Jul 7, 1927, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Pearl and Rosa Layne Van Horn. He was a graduate of Berea College with an M.S. in geology from the University of Illinois, worked for Gulf Oil and retired from Bell Brothers, in 1992 after 29 years of service. He served with the U. S. Merchant Marines in the Atlantic and Pacific from 1945-47. He was a member and past president of the Illinois Geological Society, a member of BPO Elks #1188 and had been active in the Illinois Oil and Gas Association, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Kansas Geological Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Garnet Perry Van Horn of Robinson; 2 daughters, Rosanna (Kenneth) Fitts of Missouri City, TX and Michele (Stanton) Baird of Evansville, IN; 3 grandchildren, Sara and Eric Fitts and Zachary Baird; one sister, Dorothy (William) Wharton of Lexington; and a niece, Dr. Robin Wharton, also of Lexington. Burial was in Alexander Memorial Park, Evansville, with a private service at the Heritage Chapel Mausoleum. Big Sandy News, Jun 7, 2000

WALLIN, Edgar
1912-2000
Edgar Wallin, 87, of Louisa, died Friday, June 23 after an extended illness.. Mr. Wallin was born August 11, 1912, in Keaton, KY a son of late Hood and Bessie Fyffe Wallin. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Ray and Charles Wallin.  He was a retired machinist from Jaeger Machine Company in Columbus, OH, attended Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.. Survivors include his wife, Liddie Mae Ferguson Wallin; 4 sisters, Marie Skaggs of Flat Gap, Ilene Hampton of Staffordsville, Maxie Sparks of Hillard, OH and Avanell Skaggs of Columbus; 2 brothers, Fred Wallin of Catlettsburg, and Howard Wallin of Aberdeen, Maryland; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, at Young Funeral Home of Louisa, with Rev. Doug Kelly officiating.  Graveside services were conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 both of Louisa, with burial  in Harmon Cemetery, Louisa.  Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy news, Jun 28, 2000

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