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

Perry County

June 18, 2001

Charlie Campbell, 74, of Avawam, died May 30, Wednesday, at that Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Campbell was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Lou Campbell. Campbell was a veteran of World War II and a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Easter Nell Campbell of Avawam, Ky.; two sons: Danny Campbell and wife Paula, of Avawam; Kelly Campbell and wife Darlene of Wooton, Ky. Also, three daughters: Susan Deaton and husband Eddie, of Busy, Ky.; Matilda Melton and husband Ken of Wooton, Ky., and Kathy Sebastian and husband Charlie of Avawam; one sister, Cora Couch of Bremen, Ky., and four grandchildren: Leigh Ann Sebastian, Kenny Melton, Scott Melton and Emaleigh Deaton. The funeral was June 1 from the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel, 320 Morton Blvd., Hazard. Ministers officiating were Rev. Bill Combs and Rev. Pete Youmans. Burial was in Dan Campbell Cemetery in Avawam.

May 21, 2001

Nannie Belle Combs, age 91, of Hazard, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001 Services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Christopher Church of God, officiated by Rev. Ron Blevins. Place of interment is the Combs Family Cemetery in Gregory Branch. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Lee Allen, age 76, of Cookeville, TN, formerly of Perry County, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 Services were held Friday, May 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. J.C. Allen and Jim Zlaten. Place of interment is the Shipley Cemetery. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Emma Baker Osborne, age 94, of Berea, KY, formerly of Leslie County, widow of Clarence Osborne, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2001 in Berea, following a lengthy illness. Services were held Monday, May 14, 2001 at the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in Smilax, Ky at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Billy Joe Lewis officiating. Place of interment is the Osborne Cemetery in Hyden, Ky. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Alex Lee Cox, age 65, of Frankfort, KY, died Friday May 11, 2001.Members of VFW Post 4075 conducted military graveside services. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County, or the American Cancer Society. LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bobby L. Young, age 60, of Dayton, OH (a former graduate of M.C. Napier High School) died on Monday, April 23, 2001 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH. Formerly of Hazard) Services were held on Thursday, April 26, 2001 in Dayton, OH.

Polly Jane Couch, age 87, of Bainbridge, OH, formerly of Perry County, died March 16, 2001 at her residence. Services were held Monday, March 19, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Clarence Howard and Rev. Charles Morris. Place of interment is the Couch Cemetery in Big Willard. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

John Collins, age 87, of Hazard, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithsboro Baptist Church, officiated by Glen Noe and Keith Reynolds. Place of interment is the Cornett Hill Cemetery in Sassafras, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Altro, passed away February 23, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held February 25, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holiness Church of God in Jesus Name at Gays Creek. Rev. Buddy Turner and Rev. David Spicer officiated. Place of interment is the Neace Cemetery in Gays Creek. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Claudine Brashear Ferguson, age 74, of Choudrant, LA, formerly of Perry County, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Monroe, LA. Services were held Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard. Place of interment is the Riverside Cemetery in Hazard. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Eva Davis Day, age 87, of Morehead, Ky, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at her residence. Services were held Friday, May 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Rev. Sterlin Bolen and Rev. Max Molihan officiating. Place of interment is the Brown Cemetery. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jean Adams Neace, age 65, of Vicco, died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 12:00 noon at the Church of Christ in Middle Fork Maces Creek, officiated by Rev. Clayburn Johnson. Place of interment is the Adams Cemetery in Middle Fork Maces Creek. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

May 14, 2001

John W. Back, of Hazard, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at his residence in Airport Gardens. Services were held Wednesday, e Williams Back. Survived by one son, Joseph Back, of Airport Gardens, and one sister, Rosa Gevedon, of OH. Services were held Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Hazard, officiated by Rev. James Hamblin. Place of interment is the Riverside Cemetery in Hazard. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Nora M. Eversole, age 30, of Hazard, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at 12:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, officiated by Ministers Johnny Akers and Karen Campbell. Place of interment is the Brewer’s Cemetery in Coats Branch. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dairl Eddington, age 53, of Viper, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2001, at home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eddington Cemw, Russel Dairl and Samantha Eddington, of Georgetown, and Samuel Thomas and Jamie Eddington, of Viper, two step-daughters, Courtney Newton, of Viper, and Kristian Fields, of Hazard, five brothers, Eddie Eddington, of Cynthiana, Fred Eddington and Billy Eddington, both of Viper, Donnie Eddington and Jr. Eddington, both of Michigan, four sisters, Bet Lola Logan, and Christine Martin, all of Viper, and Carnettia Everage, of Somerset, and two grandchildren, Morgan Eddington and Rylan Eddington, both of Viper. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eddington Cemetery in Viper. Place of interment is the Eddington Cemetery in Viper. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Remon “Big Foot” Harness, age 68, of Couchtown, died Saturday, May 5, 2001 at home.. Services were held Monday, May 7, 2001, at 12:00 p.m. at the Typo Baptist Church in Couchtown, officiated by Ministers Paul Couch and Paul Lindsey. Place of interment is the Couch Family Cemetery in Couchtown. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Couch Miller, age 77, of Bonnyman, died Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Survived by husband, Charles Kenneth Miller, Sr., of Bonnyman, three sons, Charles Kenneth Miller, Jr., of OH, Gregory Lynn Miller, and R Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard at 1:00 p.m., officiated by Minister Dean Demaris. Place of interment is the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Clay County. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd R. Sexton, age 80, of Hazard died Monday, April 30, 2001 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, John O. and Mary Sexton. Survived by wife, Mary Sexton, of Hazard, three daughters, Bernice Beasley, Christina S Services were held Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the Maggard Brothers Chapel at 1:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Jack Carter. Place of interment is the Sexton Family Cemetery in Upper 2nd Creek. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Herald, age 81, of Hazard, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapelerald. Survived by one son, Tommy David Herald, of two daughters, Pollie Hall and Frankie Holbrook, both of Hazard, one sister, Margaret Turner, of Hazard, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Buddy Turner. Place of interment is the Combs Cemetery in Breathitt County. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Leslie Grigsby, age 85, of Cincinnati, OH, died Friday, May 4, 2001 at the V.A. Hospital. Services were he by parents, Leslie and Jennie Grigsby. Survived by one son, three daughters, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Services were held Monday, May 7, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Maggard Brothers Chapel in Hazard, officiated by R.T Barker and James Hamblin. Place of interment is the S.M. Napier Cemetery. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Edna Pollard Napier, age 86, of Sixteen Mile Creek, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at home. Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 11:00 aaa, Thurman “Buck” Napier. Survived by two sons, Herman Pete Napima Lipps, of LaFollette, TN, and Wilma Jones, of Dicebrother, Estill Pollard, of Sixteen Mile Creek, one sister, Martha Perkins, of Lexington, special nephew and his wife, Willard and Ivory Pollard, twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Mt. Zion Regular Baptist Church in Sixteen Mile Creek, officiated by ministers Paul Turner and Norvell Gambill. Place of interment is the Campbell Cemetery in Dice, KY. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

John Collins, age 87, of Hazard, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 2:00eggy Hogper Hopper, and one sister, America Ritchie. Services were held Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithsboro Baptist Church, officiated by Glen Noe and Keith Reynolds. Place of interment is the Cornett Hill Cemetery in Sassafras, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Fred P. Wooton, age 96, of Danville, KY, died on Friday, May 4, 2001. Services were held Monday, May 7, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Big Creek, officiated bf Danville, one daughter, Maxine Guffey, of Avawam, eight grandchildren, nt-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandson, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, May 7, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Big Creek, officiated by Ministers Drew Martin and Bill Combs. Place of interment is the Haven Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

May 7, 2001

Gena Mullins, age 28, of Bulan, Ky, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at 44 Hull School Road. Services were held Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 1p.m. at the Maggard Brothers Chapel, officiated by Rev. Herbert Hicks and Rev. Johnathan Mullins. Place of interment is the Mullins Cemetery in Bulan. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Marie Johnson, age 75, of Bonnyman, Ky, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at home. Services were held Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at 1p.m. at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel, officiated by Rev. David Merrill Collins. Place of interment is the Johnson Cemetery in Bonnyman. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Emma Holland, age 77, of Bulan, Ky, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at home. Services were held Friday, April 27, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Don Blair. Place of interment is the Joe Napier Cemetery in Lotts Creek. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Vertna McLemore Noble, age 86, of Brookville, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 23, 2001, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Kindred Funeral Home with Reverend David Mack officiating. Interment at the Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville. Kindred Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Neader Finisson, age 92, formerly of Hazard, passed away at the Maria Joseph Care Center in Trentwood, OH, on April 17, 2001. Services were held Saturday, April 21, 2001 at A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, Louisville, officiated by Rev. Jerome Hutchinson. Place of burial is the Evergreen Cemetery and Garden in Louisville, A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

April 30, 2001

Nettie Combs, age 104, of Hazard, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at home. Services were held Monday, April 16, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maggard Brothers Chapel, officiated by Rev. James Hamblin. Place of burial is the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tamara Sharee Beverly, age 22, of Vicco, Ky, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. Services were held Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 12:00 p.m. at the Maggard Brothers Chapel in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Ed Smith. Place of burial is the Blackhawk Cemetery in Happy, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Lynn Hutchison, age 30, of Lima, OH, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Services were held Friday, April 6, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Edward Hurley. Place of interment is the Hurley Cemetery in George’s Branch. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Arvil “Cotton” Hensley, age 57, of Dice, Ky, died Monday, April 16, 2001. Services were held at the Maggard Brothers Chapel, on Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 12:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Merrill David Collins. Place of burial is the Neace Cemetery in 16 Mile Creek, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jean Williams, age 71, of Hazard, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Monday, April 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dwarf Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Randall Combs. Place of interment is the Spencer Cemetery in Leatherwood, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Robert “Bob” Haney, Jr., age 77, died Thursday April 19, 2001, at home in Vevay, IN. Services were held Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, IN, officiated by Minister James Maggard. Place of Interment is the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Madison, IN. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bob Hurt, age 80, of Bonnyman, Ky, died Friday April 20, 2001 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center.Services were held Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Merrill David Collins. Place of burial is the Fugate Cemetery in Lower Second Creek. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

William C. Collins, age 81, of Krypton, Ky, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Friday, April 20, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Maggard Brothers Chapel in Hazard, officiated by Rev. Karen Campbell. Place of interment is the Camp Nelson Cemetery in Nicholasville, Ky. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Irene Snyder Hancock, age 95, of Hazard, Ky, died Saturday April 21, 2001, at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. Services were held Monday April 23, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hazard, officiated by Alan Dodson. Place of burial is the Englewood Cemetery in Christopher. Engle- Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

April 23, 2001

Bobbie Walker Combs, age 18, of Hazard, Ky, died Thursday April 12, 2001, at the University of Louisville Hospital. Services were held Saturday April 14, 2001 Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Doris Bernard Tayloe, age 75, of Gahanna, OH, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Sunrise of Gahanna in Gahanna, OH. Services were held Saturday, April 14, 2001. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Miller, age 77, of Hazard, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the Mercy North Hospice.Services were held Monday, March 26, 2001. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John Bizzack, Sr., age 81, a resident of Lexington, Ky, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington at 11:30 p.m. Thursday following a short illness. Services were held at the Harrod Bros. Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Fugate Childers, age 92, formerly of Bulan, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, a the Hindman Nursing Home. Services were held Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Hughes, age 56, of Erlanger, Ky, died Thursday, April 11, 2001, at the Florence Park Care Center. Services were held Tuesday April 17, 2001. Place of burial is the St. Andrews Cemetery, Dexter, Michigan.

Effie H. Begley, age 69, of Jamestown, Ohio, formerly of Busy, Ky, died Saturday April 14, 2001 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Services were held Tuesday April 17, 2001. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James F. Hammonds, age 78, of Sassafras, died Sunday April 8, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Lexington. Services were held Tuesday April 10, 2001. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Mae Allen, age 88, of Hazard, Ky, died Monday April 9, 2001 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Services were held Friday April 12, 2001. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Malvery Allen Watts, age 96, of Lexington, Ky died Thursday April 5, 2001. Services were held Saturday April 7, 2001. Watts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.