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Deaths in Eastern Kentucky
as reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Knott County

November 25, 2002

Martha Combs, 62, of Raven, died Tuesday, November 19, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Derona Triplett Hall, 81, of Raven, died Tuesday, November 19, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Pearl Ramey, 94, of Mousie, died Thursday, November 14, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 17, at the First Baptist Church at Mousie. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery at Mousie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

November 18, 2002

Lucille F. Morgan, 91, of Emmalena, died November 2, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Willard Thacker, 86, of Garner, died Sunday, November 10, at the Knott County Nursing Home, Hindman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

October 21, 2002

Della Hall Bates, 94, of Kite, died Thursday, October 17, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 20, 11 a.m., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

October 7, 2002

Heasteen (Teeny) Mosley, 57, of Stanford, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, October 2, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home

September 16, 2002

Orville Collins, 85, of Hindman, died Saturday, September 7, at Knott County Nursing Home, Hindman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 10, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Bill Daniels, 72, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Sunday, August 4, at Gaymont Nursing Home, Norwalk, Ohio, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Craft Daniels. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, August 7, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Roger Dale Fugate, 57, of Vest, died Sunday, September 8, at Dwarf. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 10, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Allie Hall Gibson, 82, of Kite, died Tuesday, September 10, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Willis Gibson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Conrad Jarrid Isaacs, 16, of Kite, died Wednesday, September 4, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 7, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

September 2, 2002

Ronald A. Balch, 55, of Heidelberg, died at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 24, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Estelean H. Jacobs, 62, of Pippa Passes, died Sunday, August 25, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Gayland Jacobs. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, August 29, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

William E. “Billy” Johnson, 79, of Zephryhills, Florida, died Sunday, July 7, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 31, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Home.

Destiny Sheyeanne Singleton, two months old, daughter of Danny Ray and Sharon Rose Johnson Singleton, of Fisty, died Friday, August 23, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 25, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Home.

Aaron Williams, 82, of Emmalena, died Saturday, August 24, at Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Louise Williams. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 28, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Home.

August 26, 2002

Joe D. Banks, 43, of Premium, died Wednesday, August 14, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 17, under the direction of the Letcher Funeral Home.

Walker Bates, 63, of Pinetop, died Tuesday, August 13, at the Knott County Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 16, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Home.

Fred Fraley, 91, of Lexington, died Wednesday, August 14, at Pine Meadows Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 16, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Ottis Hamilton, 34, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, August 13, at the University of Louisville Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 16.

Maewood Meade, 82, of Millstone, died Monday, August 19, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 21, under the direction of the Letcher Funeral Home.

Eliza Mitchell, 80, of Drift, died Tuesday, August 12, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, August 15, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Flora Gibson Mullins, 86, of Amburgey, died Wednesday, August 14, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 16, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Rodney David Pack, 50, of Cowan, died Saturday, August 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, August 20, under the direction of the Letcher Funeral Home.

Margie Lee Bolen Sexton, 68, of Hindman, died Saturday, August 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, August 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Cornia Cornett Taylor Williams, 90, died Thursday, August 15, at Hospice Care Center. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 19.

August 19, 2002

Walker Bates, 63, of Pinetop, died Tuesday, August 13, at the Knott County Nursing Home, Hindman. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 16, at Mallie Fork Old Regular Baptist Church in Pinetop, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lloyd Wayne Bentley, 50, died Sunday, August 11, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Tirrella Ann Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 13, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Margie Slone Bentley, 64, Topmost, died Sunday, August 4, at McDowell Appalachian Hospital from an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 7, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Loy Conley, 82, of Mousie, died Saturday, August 10, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lovenia Slone Conley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Kenneth Ray Couch, 67, of Littcarr, died Monday, August 5, at his residence. Services were conducted Friday, August 9, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.
Molly Evelyn Francis, 58, of Dwarf, died Monday, August 5, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 9, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Marjorie Martin Mocabee, 89, of Greenup, died Wednesday, August 7, in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Wright’s Funeral Home.

Marion-Virgie Moore, 85, died Monday, August 5, at Marion General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 9, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

Flora Gibson Mullins, 86, of Amburgey, died Wednesday, August 14, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 16, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Sidney Bronson Puckett, 61, of Anderson County, died Thursday, August 8, at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 11, under the direction of Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home.

Dora Belle Slone, 90, of Wauseon, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Friday, August 9, at the Fulton Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 12, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

August 12, 2002

Kenneth Ray Couch, 67, of Littcarr, died Monday, August 5, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 9, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Ida Mae Collins Hurley, 73, of Fisty, died Thursday, August 1, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 4, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Gladys Pitts, 98, of Little Cowan, died Wednesday, July 24, at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Pearl Lee Smith, 86, of Partridge, died Saturday, August 3, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home, Whitesburg.

August 5, 2002

Bonnie L. Adams, 80, of Liberty Township, died Friday, July 12, at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 15, under the direction of Brown Dawson Funeral Home.

Eric Wayne Barger, 18, of Availla, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Tuesday, July 16, at Dekalb Co., Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Lula Collins Breeding, 100, of Redfox, died Saturday, July 20, at the Hazard Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 24, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Charles Denzil Hall, 59, of Cottonwood, Arizona, native of Knott County, died at his home on February 15. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Kay Grimm Hall. Arrangements were under the direction of Hindman-Funeral Services.

Guy Madden, 72, of Amburgey, died Friday, July 26, at the VA center at Hazard. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 28, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

John Garner Sizemore, 64, of Hindman, died Friday, July 26, at the U.K. Medical Center at Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 29, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

July 29, 2002

Eric Wayne Barger, 18, of Availla, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Tuesday, July 16, at Dekalb County, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Deborah Ann Breeding, 50, of Jeremiah, died Saturday, July 22. She is survived by her husband, Begie “Little Moose” Breeding. Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 22, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Alma Combs, 83, of Hazard, died Sunday, July 7, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Haywood Harris, 68, of Kite, died Thursday, July 18, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Artie Slone Harris. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 21, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Huey Hurley, 51, of Vicco, died Saturday, July 20, at the Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Robin Hurley. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 23, under the direction of Engle-Walker Funeral Home.

Zona Patrick, 80, of Emmalena, died Thursday, July 11, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Jesse James Roark, 81, of Carrie, died Wednesday, July 10, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Polly Miller Roark. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Luna Ritchie Rose, 59, of Emmalena, died Friday, July 19, at the Hazard ARMC. She is survived by her husband, George Rose. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Jennings Watts, 78, of Litt Carr, died Wednesday, July 17, at the Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Charity Hall Watts. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

July 22, 2002

Dale K. Beavan, 91, of Hillsboro, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, July 3, at the Heartland Nursing Home, Hillsboro, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Paul Len Huff, 26, of Georgetown, formerly of Pippa Passes, died Monday, July 1, at Georgetown. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 4, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Julie Rose Young Stacy, 59, of Wilmington, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died June 28. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 2, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

July 15, 2002

Ralph Gibson, 63, died Wednesday, June 26. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 29, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Rosie Henson, 65, of Hi Hat, died Monday, June 24, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 27, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Mavis Holbrook, 74, died Friday, June 28, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Annias Hatlar Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 2, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Rev. Van Travis Maggard, 40, of Norton, Virginia, died Monday, June 24, at the Norton Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 28, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Gladys K. Webb, 71, of Pippa Passes, died Wednesday, July 3, at Perkins Branch Nursing Home in Hindman. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 6, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

July 1, 2002

Marie Jean Click, 61, of Bulan, died June 19, at the Hazard ARMC. She is survived by her husband, Charles Click. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

James Oscar Combs Jr., infant son of James Oscar Combs and Natasha Renee Fugate Combs of Vest, died Thursdsay, June 20. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 26, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Richard “Rich” Hall, 84, of Topmost, died Monday, June 24, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 26, under the direction off Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Hasadore Harris, 87, native of Hollybush, died Tuesday, June 18, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Barry Lee Conley, 21, of Martin, died Wednesday, June 19, at Wayland. He is survived by his wife, Carey Fitzpatrick Conley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Sallie Jewell Hughes Hale, 81, died Tuesday, June 18, at the Riverview Health Care. She is survived by her husband, Richard Hale. Funeral services were Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lewis Owsley, 89, of Flatwoods, formerly of Knott County, died Monday, June 17, at the Wurtland Nursing Home, Russell. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Owsley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Davie Gene Triplett Jr., 41, of Mousie, died June 18, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Slone Triplett. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

June 24, 2002

Ima Lee Combs, 78, of Leburn, died Monday, June 3, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 6, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Clay “Dick” Hall, 71, a native of Kite, of Bradenton/Palmetto, Florida, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Monday, June 3, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Gail D. (Burnham) Hall. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 9, at the Fifth Evangelical Lutheran Church, Springfield.

Stanley Ritchie, 86, of Hindman, died Sunday, June 9, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Dovie Short Ritchie. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 11, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Jesse James (Buck) Slone, 65, of Garner, died Saturday, June 8, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 12, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Monnie Slone, 74, of Kite, died Saturday, June 8, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Gilford Thacker, 46, of Garner, died Saturday, June 8, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Slone Thacker. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

June 10, 2002

Jimmy Lee Akers, 56, of Banner, died Monday, May 27, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 29, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Virginia Daryl Worrix Cook, 54, of Bevinsville, died Monday, June 3, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 6, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Gordan Ray Combs, 77, of Lotts Creek, died Wednesday, May 29, at the Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Elvira Ritchie Combs. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 2, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Nora Franklin, 96, of London, formerly of Knott County, died Saturday, June 1, at the Corbin Nursing Home, Corbin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 4, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Herby Stephen Messer, 55, of Leburn, died Thursday, May 30, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Holbrook Messer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 2, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Elder Silas Williams, 79, native of Vest, died Friday, May 31, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Orma Smith Williams. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 3, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 3, 2002

Grace Seals Amburgey, 81, of Mallie, died Monday, May 20, at the Hazard ARMC. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 23, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Bryan Combs, 44, of Garner, died Wednesday, May 22, at the Kindred Hospital, Louisvile. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 26, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Clovis Hoover, 78, of Indiana, died Tuesday, May 21, at the LaGrange Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Flora Terry Hoover of LaGrange, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 24, under the direction of the Hite Funeral Home.

Margaret Johnson, 66, of Albion, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, May 21, at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 24, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Bobby Ray Thompson, 67, of Pinetop, died Friday, May 24, at the Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Jenelle Thompson. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Frankie Jane Sergent, 91, of Redford Township, Michigan, formerly of Isom, died Sunday, May 19, at the St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 24, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

May 29, 2002

William D. “Bill” Amburgey, 79, of Elida, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, May 15, at the Van Crest Care Center, Delphos, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, May 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Rebecca Irene Bates, 43, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, May 9. She is survived by her husband, James Bates. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 18, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Eunice Collins, 82, of Mousie, died Thursday, May 16, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Denzil Singleton, 47, died Thursday, May 16, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 19, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Vansel Slone Jr., 70, died Wednesday, May 15, at the residence of his son in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

April 22, 2002

Elmer Lee Austin, 22, of Mayking, died Saturday, April 20, at Payne Gap. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

General Caudill, of Johnson Fork, died Friday, April 19, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 22, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Mallie Eldridge, 62, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, died Thursday, April 18, at the Humana Hospital Audubon, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Mary Patrick Everage, 78, of Elmrock, died Monday, April 15, at the Hazard ARMC. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Clawson Gibson Jr, 75, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, April 17, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Zola Gibson, 91, of Whitesburg, died Monday, April 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Clive Gordon Hall, 66, of Kite, died Thursday, April 11, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 14, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Thomas Eugene Kendrick, 41, of Otisville, Michigan, died Saturday, April 20, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Glenna Thornsberry, 48, of Fairdale, died Monday, April 15, at Pippa Passes. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

April 22, 2002

Eugene Anderson, 78, of Whitesburg, died Saturday, April 13, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Dussie Ansel, 85, of Wabash, Indiana, native of Kite, died Friday, February 22, at the Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 25, under the direction of Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel.

Lois Coleman Clark, 67, of Wolfpit, died Friday, April 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 15, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Burl Combs, 82, of Smoot Creek, died Monday, April 8, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 10, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Alonzo H. Hall, 82, of Kite, died Tuesday, April 9, at the Hazard ARMC. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Olive Gordon Hall, 66, of Kite, died Thursday, April 11, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 14, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Newell Hayes, 82, of Hindman, died Monday, April 8, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Hope Chasity Holland, 25, of Carrie, died Tuesday, April 9, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Richard Lee Ison, 66, died Sunday, April 14, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Mary Jackson, 72, of Phelps, died Tuesday, April 16, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Jackson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Marie Kelly, 76, of Shelby Gap, died Wednesday, April 10, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Basil Kelly. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Estill Johnson, 74, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, April 9, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lester Jones, 54, of Fisty, died Tuesday, April 9, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Eva Pauline Long, 75, of Bevinsville, died Wednesday, April 10, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 14, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Betty Jane Melton, 76, of Fisty, died Wednesday, April 10, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Hargus Mullins, 57, of Rome City, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Sunday, April 7, at Kendallville, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Mullins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Angela Deanine Mullins, 37, of Pikeville, died Friday, April 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 15, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Roscoe “Cracker” Nelson, 62, of Turkey Creek, died Wednesday, April 10, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife, Alice Staten Nelson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Anna Mildred Coleman Ratliff, 91, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, April 10, at Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Shirley Calhoun Slone, 44, of Estill, died Friday, April 12, at Martin. She is survived by her husband, John E. Slone. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 15, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Buford D. Smith, 79, of Winchester, died Wednesday, March 27, at the Clark Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, under the direction of Edgington and Taylor Funeral Home.

Ida Smith, 88, of Abingdon, Virginia, died Thursday, April 11, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Roy Emilee Smith. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of Farris Funeral Service.

Jerry W. “Chig” Stiltner, 51, of Dorton, died Saturday, April 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 16, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Clovis “Coodie” Tackett, 63, of Caney Creek, died Wednesday, April 10, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 14, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Raymond Williams, 73, of Pine Creek, died Monday, April 8, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 23, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

April 15, 2002

Nora Mae Caudill, 65, of Vicco, died Thursday, April 4, at the Hazard ARMC. She is survived by her husband, Lindon Caudill. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 8, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Earl Hall, 61, of Hi Hat, died Friday, April 5, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Hall. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 8, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Beretta Hayes, 73, of Garner, died Thursday, April 4, at the Kindred Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 7, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Newell Hayes, 82, of Hindman, died Monday, April 8, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Keith Wayne Isaacs, 42, of Kite, died Tuesday, April 2, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Lilly Turner Isaacs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 5, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Lester Jones, 54, of Fisty, died Tuesday, April 9, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Betty Sue Slone, 49, of Leburn, died Saturday, April 6. She is survived by her husband, Paul Slone. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 9, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Henry Pilbert Brock, of Crafts Colley, died Thursday, April 4, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 7, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

David Goble, 54, of Ivel, died Sunday, April 7, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 10, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

James Allen Pack, 29, of Cowan, died Sunday, April 7, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

April 8, 2002

Jack Randall Adams, 62, of Isom, died Wednesday, March 27, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jeaneatte Sans Adams. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Stanley Back, 67, of Jeremiah, died Thursday, March 28, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Alpha Hall Hatton, 82, of Whitesburg, died Thursday, March 29, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Atha Riter Ison, 74, of Kingdom Come, died Wednesday, March 17, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Buril Johnson, 77, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, March 30. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Fred J. Newman, 86, died Saturday, March 23, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Amarillo. He is survived by his wife, Frances Taylor Newman. Services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Brown Funeral Directors of Borger.

Estill Newsome, 74, of Beaver, died Friday, March 29, following an extended illness.

Ruth Ritchie, 85, of Dry Ridge, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, March 28. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Stephen Michael Seals, 40, of Busy, formerly of Knott County, died Tuesday, March 26, at Jeff. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Seals. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 29, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

April 1, 2002

Cush Adkins, 80, of Lake City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, March 19. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 22, under the direction of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

Beatrice “Bea” Amburgey Bates, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 26, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Danville Bates. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 1, under the direction of Roger W. Davis Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Fields, 65, of Kingscreek, died Tuesday, March 19, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 22, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Linda Darlene Jacobs, 55, of Topmost, died Friday, March 15, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Tammy Lynn Ritchie, 26, of Hazard, March 23, at the Hazard Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Engle-Walker Funeral Home.

Chalmer C. (Jack) Roberts, 75, of Banner, died Wednesday, March 20, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 24, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Leona Potter McAuley Weller, 93, of Stamping Ground, died Thursday, March 21, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 25, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

March 25, 2002

Flora Ellen Ritchie Bourne, 102, longtime Oklahoma resident, a native of Hindman, died Saturday, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A memorial service was held in Watchorn Chapel, St. Luke’s Methodist Church.

Herman Combs, 65, of Fisty, died Thursday, March 14. He is survived by his wife, Mary Martin Combs. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 17, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

James Denis Culpepper, 86, of Hindman, died March 4, at Hindman. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Clarence Cullen Francis, 83, of Hindman, died Thursday, March 17, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Anna Francis. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 18, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Priscilla Gayle Hall, 63, of Whitney, Texas, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, March 13, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Joe Hall, 78, of Topmost, died Wednesday, March 13, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Slone Hall. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 15, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Pearlean Huff Hodge, 65, of Marion, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, March 7, at the Crittenden County Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Leon Hodge. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Marl Huff, 97, of Hindman, died Saturday, March 16, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Linda Darlene Jacobs, 56, of Topmost, died Friday, March 15, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Nola Combs Jent, 85, of Redfox, died Tuesday, March 12, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

James “Jamie“ Keith Perkins, 26, of Hallie, died Sunday, March 10. Funeral services were private.

William Thomas Smith, 21, of Hindman, died Thursday, March 14. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 17, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Sarah Thomas, 82, of Softshell, died March 10, at the Holston Valley Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Thomas. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 13, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Mack Thornsberry, 89, of Kite, died Tuesday, March 5, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 8, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Marvin B. Wilson, 93, of Emmalena, died Tuesday, March 12. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Hoosier Wilson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 15, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

March 18, 2002

Herman Combs, 65, of Clear Creek, Fisty, died Thursday, March 14. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m., at the Clear Creek Free Church, Fisty, and burial will be in the family cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Priscilla Gayle Hall, 63, of Whitney, Tx., formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, March 13, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home.

March 11, 2002

Vertner Hall Martin, 87, of Mousie, died Thursday, February 28, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 3, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

February 25, 2002

James W. Caudill, 89, of Blackey, died Tuesday, February 12, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Shelby David Hollifield, 59, of Dwarf, died Sunday, February 10, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hollifield. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

William Rodney Hurt, 79, of Campbranch, died Thursday, February 14, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Johnny Jacobs, 39, of Ligonier, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Saturday, February 2, following an accidental drowning. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 14, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

February 18, 2002

Johnny Jacobs, 39, of Ligonier, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Saturday, February 2, following a accidental drowning. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 14, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

February 4, 2002

Arnold Combs, 80, of Topmost, died Tuesday, January 15, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Martin Combs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Balah Faye Jent, 60, of Carassone, died Sunday, January 20, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Burnice Johnson, 76, of Topmost, died Wednesday, January 16, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Edith Mosley Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 19, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Adam Patrick, 70, of Flemingsburg, died Thursday, January 17, at the Veterans Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Camillus Short, 63, of Hindman, died Friday, January 18, at the Hazard ARMC. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 21, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

L.C. Sparkman Sr., 75, of Sassafras, died Thursday, January 17, at the Hazard ARMC. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Sparkman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Troy P. Combs Sr., 68, of Louisville, formerly of Knott County, died Sunday, January 5, at the Norton Audubon Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Combs. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 9, under the direction of Schoppenhorst Funeral Home. Burial was under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Elhanan Stacy, 80, of Ary, died Monday, January 14, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Barnett Stacy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 17, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Delta Watson, 78, of Pippa Passes, died Sunday, January 20, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conductd Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

January 28, 2002

Arnold Combs, 80, of Topmost, died Tuesday, January 15, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Martin Combs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Delta Watson, 78, of Pippa Passes, died Sunday, January 20, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

January 21, 2002

Deanna Back, 54, of Jeremiah, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 11, under the dierction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Billie Carol Blair, 62, of Lodi, native of Hot Spot, died Saturday, December 22, at Medina General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Everett Blair. Arrangements were under the direction of Valley City.

Dr. Eli Cornett Boggs, 92, of Woodland Park, died Monday, Jan. 7, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Craft Boggs. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 9, under the direction of Engle-Walker Funeral Home.

Lyndia Jane Branham, 61, died Friday, Jan. 11, at the Whitesburg ARH. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 14, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Norman “Pat” Brunett, 50, of Saint Marys Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Saturday, December 29, at the Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Singleton Brunett. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Albert Calhoun, 73, of Leburn, died Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Sharlene Calhoun. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, under the direction of Hindman Funeral services.

Riley Campbell, 91, of Whiten, died Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 6, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Powers Arthur Caudill Jr., 68, of Kingdom Come, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Elma Ison Caudill. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 4, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Jimmie D. Collins, 61, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 4, at the Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Crager. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 8, under the direction of Berhalter Hutchins Funeral Home.

Arnold Combs, 80, of Topmost, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Martin Combs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Kathryn “Katie” Reed Combs, 84, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Saturday, Jan. 5. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 9, under the direction of Engle-Walker Funeral Home.

Dorothy Anderson Fields, 81, of Kingscreek, died Friday, Dec. 28, at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted December 31, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann Fields, 63, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, Dec. 30, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Troy Fields. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Lillie G. Frazier, 83, of Cowan, died Friday, Jan. 11, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 14, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Christopher Loren Hale, 34, of Garner, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 11, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Troy Hays, 101, of Pinetop, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Martin County Health Care Facility, Inez. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Florine Mullins Honeycutt, 65, of Mallie, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Emery Honeycutt. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Jimmy Carnell Napier, 64, of Leburn, died Monday, Dec. 31, at Hazard ARH. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, under the direction of Maggard Brothers Funeral Home.

Amos Brewer Nickles, 87, of Vest, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Knott County Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Fugate Nickles. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Sharon L. Perry, 41, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Norton, Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Samuel L. Perry. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 4, under the direction of Sturgill Funeral Home.

Ted Ramey, 56, of Garner, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Brown Ramey. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 11, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Dennis Slone, 89, of Hindman, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Berta Slone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Roy Sturgill, 42, of Redfox, died Friday, Jan. 11, at Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Karensa Day Watts Sturgill. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 14, at the Omaha Bible Church, Pinetop. Burial was in the Jerome Watts Cemetery, Watts Fork, Garner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lauzy Sumner, 35, of Sassafras, died Monday, December 31, at his residence after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

January 7, 2002

Bethany L. Appleton, 24, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Knott County, died Saturday, December 15, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, William E. “Bill” Appleton III. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 20, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Thomas Austin, 84, of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, December 19, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. He is survived by his wife, Venessie Watts Austin. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Bruce Bentley, 83, of Topmost, died Sunday, December 23, at the McDowell Appalchian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 26, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Lloyd Collins, 74, of Isom, died Friday, December 28, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Ballard Collins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Hauley Cox, 58, of Mousie, died Monday, December 17. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 21, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Johnny Davidson, 39, of Carrie, died Friday, December 28, following an auto accident. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, at 11 a.m., at the Montgomery Baptist Church. Burial was in the Davidson-Cornett Cemetery, Carrie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Cody Wayne Fugate, 8, of Hindman, died Wednesday, December 19, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Lois Gayheart, 88, of Hindman, died Thursday, December 27, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 30, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Spencer Jent, 78, of Red Fox, died Wednesday, December 26, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Faye Hughes Jent. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 29, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Melissa Campbell Martin, 88, of Mousie, died Thursday, December 20, at the Knott County Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 22, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Nannie Faye Mays, 62, of Whitesburg, died Wednesday, December 19, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 23, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Maxine C. Olson, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, December 21, at Kobacker House, in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 24, at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Burial followed at the Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Essie Owsley, 84, of Carrie, died Thursday, December 20, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 24, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Linzey Wicker, of Mousie, died Sunday, December 23, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 27, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.