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Pike County Deaths
As reported in the Floyd County Times Dates

December 23, 2002

Linda Adkins, 53, of Greasy Creek, died Friday, December 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 16, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home.

Dorothy Adams Bentley, 87, of Kimper, died Friday, December 13, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Freddie Bentley, 54, a Pike County native, died Thursday, December 12, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Yvonda Ratliff Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

George Washington Bentley, 91, of Georgetown, Ohio, native of Pike County, died Thursday, December 12, at Brown County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 17, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

James Ed Branham, 79, of Pikeville, died Saturday, December 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Justice Branham. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 17, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Alpha May Bryant, 62, of Pikeville, died Saturday, December 14, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Nell Crabtree, 77, of Belcher, formerly of Sundusky, Ohio, died at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15, in the Lick Creek Holiness Church. Arrangements were under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Walta Mae Duncan, 82, of Pikeville, died Thursday, December 12, at Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Elsie Ferrell, 94, of Phelps, formerly of Freeburn, died Thursday, December 12, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Francis Fields, 61, of Chattaroy, West Virginia, died Wednesday, December 11, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Elnor Fuller, 51, of Grundy, Virginia, formerly of Steele, died Tuesday, December 10, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 13, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Eugene Kirkpatrick, 63, of Detroit, has died. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Kirkpatrick of Phelps. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Elsie Greer Sowards, 91, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, December 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 13, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

December 16, 2002

Virginia Gail Chapman, 53, of Reidsville, North Carolina, formerly of Canada, died Friday, December 6, at Morehead Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 9, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Glema Lavonne Ferrell Damron, 76, of Sookeys Creek Road, died Friday, December 6, at Mountain Manor Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 9, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elsie Hackney, 84, of California, died Wednesday, December 4, in California. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Sible Kelly Howard, 72, of Island Creek, died Thursday, December 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Sible Kelly Howell, 72, of Right Fork of Island Creek, died Thursday, December 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 8, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Lorene “Shorty” Hunt, 50, of Meta, died Thursday, December 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Bill Hunt. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 8, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Madgie Marie Puckett Hylton, 80, of Ashcamp, died Tuesday, December 3, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 6, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Fayetta Looney Ousley, 42, of East Shelbiana, died Monday, December 2, in Letcher County, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, John Patrick Ousley. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 6, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Josie Evalee Potter, 79, of Elkhorn City, died Friday, December 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Potter. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 10, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Ronald Dale Skeens, 46, of Mouthcard, died Tuesday, December 3, at Mouthcard. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Skeens. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 6, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Otis Dean Slone, 49, of Raccoon, died Tuesday, December 3, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 7, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

Charles Henry Smith, 62, of Russell Springs, formerly of Canada, died Tuesday, December 3, at North Audubon Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 7, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Anthony Smith, 87, of Phelps, died Thursday, December 5, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Tomblin Smith. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 8, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Hazel Francisco Vanover, 93, of Stanford, a native of Hellier, died Friday, December 6, at Charleston Health Care Center, Danville. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Vanover. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 9, under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Mary Williamson, 91, died Wednesday, December 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 8, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

November 25, 2002

Caleb Jace Bartley, infant son of Christopher M. and Christina M. Bartley of Robinson Creek, was stillborn Tuesday, November 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 21, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Ersel Blevins, 94, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Tuesday, November 19, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 22, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Robert P. “Bobby” Chapman, 75, of Belfry, died Wednesday, November 13, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 17, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Sadie Daniels Dotson, 48, of Stopover, died Monday, November 18, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Thurman Dotson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 22, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Emogene Fields, 67, of Stone, died Friday, November 15, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 18, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Linda G. Moore, 50, of Milton, West Virginia, a Pike County native, died Wednesday, November 13, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 17, at Inez, under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.

Marvin Patrick, 80, of Riverview, Michigan, a native of Pikeville, died Monday, November 11, at Heartland Care Center, Allen Park, Michigan. Burial was held Wednesday, November 13, in Michigan.

Ercell M. Ratliff, 90, of Grundy, Virginia, died Friday, November 15, in Buchanan General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Childress Stiltner Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 18, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Joseph Leroy Smith, 69, of Grayson, formerly of Varney, died Monday, November 18, at King’s Daughters Hospital, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 21, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Danny Edward Hardin Sr., 48, of Oakville, Missouri, formerly of Pike County, died Sunday, November 10, in St. Louis. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Hardin. Graveside services were conducted Friday, November 15, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Leon Tackett, 79, of Virgie, died Tuesday, November 19, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jo Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 21, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Jacqualine Sue Goad Whitley, 61, of South Williamson, died Monday, November 18, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility. She is survived by her husband, Bobby K. Whitley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 20, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

William W. “Bill” Zoellers, 77, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, November 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

November 18, 2002

Grant Parker Adkins, infant son of Jimmy Reed and Teresa Adkins of Greasy Creek, died Wednesday, November 13. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Nina Sue Branham Akers, 60, of Island Creek, died Tuesday, November 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Bobby R. Akers. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Norma H. Bartley, 90, of Jacksonville, Florida, a native of Pike County, died Tuesday, November 12. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 15, under the direction of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home.

Rena Hackney Belcher, 81, of Belcher, died Tuesday, November 12, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Lettie James Belcher, 95, of Regina, died Monday, November 11, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Geraldine Maynard Blackburn, 72, of Vero Beach, Florida, a native of Belfry, died Friday, September 27, at her home. Graveside memorial services were held Saturday, November 9, in the family cemetery, Merrimac, West Virginia.

Kevin Rae Franzen, 42, of Louisville, formerly of Virgie, died Wednesday, November 6, in Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 11, under the direction of Owen Funeral Home.

Steve Hatfield, 50, of Jamboree, died Wednesday, November 13, at the Phelps Appalachian Regional Hospital Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Etta Miller Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 16, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Merle Sue Phillips Hendrix, 59, died Sunday, November 10, at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, under the direction of Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home.

Ralph Terry Johnson, 80, of Ormond Beach, Florida, a native of Jonancy, died Friday, November 8, at Ormond Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betty Johnson.

Sidney R. “Sid” Young Jr., 78, of Forest Hills, died Sunday, November 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Juana Hash Young. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Ben Lee, 78, of Pikeville, died Saturday, November 9, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Burnette Lee. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 11, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Thomas LePage, 78, of Hardy, died Sunday, November 10, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. A memorial service was planned at a later date. Arrangements, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Irene Kroprowitz Muncy, 79, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, November 12, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Muncy. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 15, in St. Francis Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Robert Lloyd Reynolds, 74, of Shelbiana, died Wednesday, November 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Chaney Reynolds. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 16, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Carol Lou Robinette, 51, of Pikeville, died Friday, November 8, at Stanville, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, Billy M. “Rod” Robinette. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ralph Scott, 65, a Pikeville native, died Sunday, November 10, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Everett Harvey Smith, 57, of Piqua, Ohio, a native of Ransom, died Saturday, November 9, in Piqua. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Smith. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 12, under the direction of Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home.

Johnnie Wallace Smith, 88, of Canada, died Saturday, November 9, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Donald Ray Sparks, 64, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Thursday, November 7, at Mingo Manor Nursing Home, Williamson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 10, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Jeffery Keith Tackett, 43, of Virgie, died Sunday, November 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Randy Gene Thacker, 39, of Hatfield, died Sunday, November 10, in the Emergency Room at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 13, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Helen Werntz, 84, of Mingo Manor Nursing Home, Williamson, West Virginia, died Friday, November 8, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 10, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Nola A. Yates, 95, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Monday, November 11, at Mingo Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Rose M. Yates, 36, of Marrowbone, died Saturday, November 9, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 16, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Nola A. Yates, 95, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Monday, November 11, at Mingo Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Virginia Gail Young, 55, of Hatfield, died Tuesday, November 12, at the Charleston Area Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Young. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 16, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

November 11, 2002

Tilda Smith Akers, 81, of Ransom, died Wednesday, November 6, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 9, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Blanche S. Blackburn, 86, of McCarr, died Saturday, November 2, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Marie Branham, 97, of Kimper, formerly of Dorton, died Wednesday, November 6, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 10, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son/Hall & Jones Funeral Homes.

Fannie Burgess, 80, of Wyandotte, Michigan, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday, November 6, in Wyandotte. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 11, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Rachael Abigail Coleman, infant daughter of Derina and Ronald Coleman, died Friday, November 1, in Cincinnati. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Ruth Clifton Coleman, 89, of Panama City, Florida, native of Rockhouse, died Saturday, November 2, at her home. She is survived by her husband, James W. Coleman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Pearlie Mae Courtney, 83, of Taylor, Michigan, native of Pikeville, died Friday, November 1, in Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Lonnie Daniels, 40, of Freeburn, died Wednesday, November 6, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betty Daniels. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 9, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Home.

Ermal Deskins, 75, of Sidney, died Saturday, November 2, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dollie Blackburn Deskins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bertha Rose Epling, 85, of Elkhorn City, died Saturday, November 2, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 6, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Dimple Griffith, 79, of Mouthcard, died Thursday, October 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 2, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Harold Hunt, 75, of Phyllis, died Saturday, November 2, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Reynolds Hunt. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Jerry L. Jackson, 60, of Phelps, died Sunday, November 3, at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Helms Jackson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 6, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Woodrow Lowe, 89, of Hatfield, died Monday, November 4, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 4, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Lillie May Stevens Meade, 78, of Pikeville, died Sunday, November 3, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 7, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

James Edward Parsons, 36, of Lookout, died Saturday, November 2, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Ellen G. Williams Parsons. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Hermia Powell, 65, of Pikeville, died Sunday, November 3, at Pikeville Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 6, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Glima H. Ratcliff, 85, of Lexington, died Friday, November 1. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 6, under the direction of W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington.

Hassel Ratliff, 75, died Thursday, October 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Scott Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 3, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Irene Helms Reed, 80, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, November 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 7, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bob Carson Sammons, 75, of Pikeville, died Thursday, October 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Norma Sammons. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 3, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Bill Saylor, 56, of Pikeville, died Thursday, October 31, at Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Rose Workman Saylor. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 3, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Ruth Stanley, 73, of Franklin, Ohio, native of Pikeville, died Thursday, October 31, at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Ray Stanley. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, under the direction of Shorts Funeral Home.

Patty Sue Stocklaufer, 41, of Arcadia, California, died Sunday, October 6. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, November 2, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Johnny Thacker, 89, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Jonican, died Monday, November 4, at Western State Nursing Facilty, Hopkinsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 7, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Nickey Jr. Wagner, 64, of Pikeville, died Saturday, November 2, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Nola Marie Boyd Wagner. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Danny Allen Wakeland, 56, died Thursday, October 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Irene Slone Wakeland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 3, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

October 21, 2002

Harold Blake Adams, 63, of Virgie, died Saturday, October 12, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Karen Adams. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 15, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Lindsey LeeAnn Branham, daughter of Randall and Tammy Tackett Branham, of Caney Creek, was stillborn Tuesday, October 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, October 17, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Jessie Elizabeth Blackburn Browning, 85, of Belfry, died Wednesday, October 16, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Herman Michael Carroll, 48, of Island Creek, died Friday, October 11, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Nellie E. Doyle Chapman of Stone, died Tuesday, October 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Sadie Mae Chapman, 66, of Kimper, died Wednesday, October 16, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edd Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 20, 11 a.m., under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Genevieve Ruth Bolling Combs, 79, of Tifton, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 15, in Panama City, Florida. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 18, under the direction of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors.

Garry Ervin Daugherty, 54, of Cynthiana, formerly of Phelps, died Thursday, October 10, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hurley Daugherty. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 14, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Mollie Meek Elkins, 96, of Raccoon, died Tuesday, Octtober 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 18, under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Zebulon.

Arlene Coleman Elswick, 65, of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of Lower Pompey, died Sunday, October 13, in Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Landen Elswick. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 19, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Julia Ratliff Farmer, 95, of Regina, died Wednesday, October 16, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 19, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Barry Neal Fleming, 40, of Robinson Creek, died Tuesday, October 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Rose Fleming. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 18, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Anita Mae Harmon Fuller, 39, of Pinsonfork, died Sunday, October 13, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 16, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Elder Frank Hopkins, 77, of Virgie, died Sunday, October 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Newsom Hopkins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Peewee Hylton, 64, of Jenkins, died Monday, October 14, at Jenkins Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Mullins Hylton. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 17, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home.

Herbert Bartley Jr. 35, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, October 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 18, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Robert E. Justice, 52, of Kimper, died Tuesday, October 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Robbie Justice. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 12, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Mary R. Wheeler McCown of Mount Sterling, died Sunday, October 13, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Homer McCown. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 16, under the direction of Herald & Stewart Funeral Home.

Quince McCoy, 75, of Pikeville, died Sunday, October 13, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Osborne McCoy. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 15, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ollie Newsome, 82, of Benton, died Thursday, October 10, in a Princeton hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 13, under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service.

Geoffrey Brent Nickell, 25, of Zebulon, died Wednesday, October 16, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 20, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Marilyn Darlene Prater, 62, of Matewan, West Virginia, died Wednesday, October 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Prater. A memorial service was held Friday, October 18, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Martha J. Taylor, 88, of Rising Sun, Maryland, a Pike County native, died Thursday, October 10, at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun. She is survived by her husband, James B. Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 16, under the direction of Crouch Funeral Home.

Stephen Brian Keith Ward, 18, of Turkey Creek, died Saturday, October 12, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital, the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 16, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Nineveh Webb, 84, of Upper Chloe, died Wednesday, October 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 12, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Aileen Potter Wright, 77, of Dorton, died Friday, October 11, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Sammie Wright. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 15, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

October 7, 2002

Norma Emeline Adkins, 79, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, October 1, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Ronnie Belcher, 53, of Dorton, died Thursday, September 26, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 30, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Orville Blankenship, 83, of Campcreek, died Tuesday, October 1, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Home.

Minnie Leannah Robinson Crigger, 82, of Canada, died Thursday, October 3, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 6, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Opal Thomas Drew, 58, of Forest Hills, died Sunday, September 29, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 6, 11 a.m., in the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Hersel Gooslin, 84, of Phelps, died Tuesday, October 1, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 5, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Grayson “Dick” Hinkle, 85, of Hardy, died Sunday, September 29, at Logan General Hospital, Logan, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 2, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Ronnie Dean Huffman, 47, of Lower Pompey Road, died Thursday, September 26, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Miller Huffman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 29, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Josephine Hurley, 73, of Freeburn, died Sunday, September 29, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 3, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Eugene Hurley, 87, of Huddy, died Monday, September 30, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 3, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Norman C. Adams Jr., 27, of Pikeville, died Monday, September 30, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dinna Huffman Adams. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Lee D. Keene, 70, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday, October 2, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Pat Keene. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 5, under the direction of Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Knoxville.

Clarence Eugene Little, 54, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, native of Pikeville, died Friday, September 27, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Faye Pierce Little. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 30, under the direction of Scott Funeral Home-North Chapel.

David Wayne Lyon, 40, of West Clinton, Utah, formerly of Allegheny, native of Pike County, died Tuesday, October 1, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 5, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

William P. “Dock” Norman, 92, of McCarr, and Huntington, West Virginia, died Tuesday, October 1, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Maxie Farley Norman. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Julie Eugena Tackett Price, 31, of Island Creek, died Sunday, September 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 3, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Lorraine French Salyer, 85, of Collins Highway, died Thursday, September 26, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 30, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Yvonne F. “Cotton” Skiba, 67, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, a native of Phelps, died Sunday, September 22, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, Carl Skiba. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 25, in Utica, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

James “Jim” Slater Jr., 80, of Aflex, died Saturday, September 28, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 30, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Verlin Edward Smith, 71, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Thursday, September 26, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 29, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

J.B. “Jonah” Trout Sr., 85, of Canada, died Saturday, September 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Rogers Trout. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 1, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Homer Stewart, 82, of Virgie, died Tuesday, October 1, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, under the direction of Banks Funeral Home.

Everett Ward, 70, of Kimper, died Monday, September 30, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 3, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

September 30, 2002

Wilma Ann Funk Bishop, 62, of Phyllis, died Monday, August 26, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 29, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Pearl Greer, 85, of Beech Bluff, Tennessee, died Thursday, September 19, at the home of her granddaughter, Laura Runyon Tufts, in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 22, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Jacqueline “Jackie Lee” Branham Hayes, 73, of Shelbiana, died Saturday, September 21, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Memorial services were conducted Thursday, September 26, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Hatler “Hat Toe” Johnson, 60, of Hi Hat, died Monday, September 23. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Juanita May, 74, of Pikeville, died Thursday, September 12, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Cletus May. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Jo Stanton Moore, 64, of Shelby Gap, died Tuesday, September 17, at Jenkins Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 20, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Henry Brady Owens, 63, of Sidney, died Thursday, September 19, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Linda Clevenger Owens. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 22, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Kermit Evans Pugh, 85, of Richmond, formerly of Pike County, died Monday, September 9, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sue C. Pugh. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, under the direction of Oldham, Roberts, Powell Funeral Home, Richmond.

Billy Ratliff, 74, of Shelbiana, died Thursday, September 19, at Maryville Blount Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Adkins Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 22, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Lynn Boyd Sullivan, 75, of Lick Creek, died Friday, September 20, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Hunt Sullivan. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 23, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Betty Swierz, 83, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, September 19, at Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 22, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Garnet Lowe White, 59, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Friday, September 6, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Cody White. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, under the direction of Janowiak Funeral Home.
Johnson County

Sybil Daniels, 93, died Monday, September 23, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Farrell Hannah, 79, died Tuesday, September 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Blair Hannah. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 20, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Gladys Mae Conley Preston, 71, died Sunday, September 21, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Bobby J. Preston. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ratliff, 73, of Marion, native of Paintsville, died Thursday, September 19, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 23, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

September 16, 2002

Flo Burke Eley of Fairfax, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 27. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 31, with burial following in the Fairfax Memorial Park.

Shane Randy Fields, 18, of Phelps, died Monday, Sept-ember 9. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Fern Gooslin, 74, of McCarr, died Tuesday, September 10, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Funeral services were conducted in the Hatfield Funeral Home.

James Lee Jackson, 73, of Dorton, died Tuesday, September 10, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jackson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Irene Bentley Johnson, 74, of Jenkins, died Friday, September 6. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

J.O. Johnson, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, September 10, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Louise Flanary Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Virgil Johnson, 74, of Williamson, West Virginia, native of Aflex, died Thursday, September 5, in the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Nan Taylor Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Irene Thornhill Preece, 80, of Phelps, died Sunday, September 8, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 11, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Home.

Vick Ratliff, 90, of Phelps, died Thursday, September 12, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 15, at noon, in the Phelps Church of God in Jesus’ Name, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Home.

William Blake Reed, infant son of Billy Dwayne and Regina Kay Harless Reed, was stillborn, Monday, September 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Myrtle Evans Rowe, 75, of Lookout, died Monday, September 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Ollie Potter Boyd Sanders, 94, of Shelby Gap, died Thursday, September 5, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jerry Thomas Scott, 49, of Pikeville, died Saturday, September 7. He is survived by his wife, Valerie May Scott. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

Lula Hunt Scott, 78, of Kimper, died Saturday, September 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 11, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Clyde Stacy, 78, of Hardy, died Monday, September 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Allene Smith Stacy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Josephine Bartley Taylor, 95, native of Pike County, died Saturday, September 7, in Kauai, Hawaii. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Charles Thornhill Jr., 79, of Ravenswood, West Virginia, died Monday, September 9, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Mounts Thornhill. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, under the direction of Roush Funeral Home.

Blane Marvin Wolford, 18, of Phelps, died Monday, September 9, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 13, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

September 2, 2002

Raymond Abshire, 70, of Lick Creek, died Monday, August 26, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Inge Thomas Abshire. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 30, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Wilma Ann Funk Bishop, 62, of Phyllis, died Monday, August 26, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 29, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Arnold Lee Blackburn, 59, of Pikeville, died Friday, August 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

James Reed Blackburn, 80, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, native of Pike County, died Wednesday, August 28, in Little Rock. He is survived by his wife, Jo O’Neal Blackburn. Burial will be in Pikeville, at a later date.

Patty Denise Rowe Charles, 60, of Pikeville, died Friday, August 23, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Harry J. Comer, 68, of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 22, at the Pikeville Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Marie R. “Chick” Comer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 25, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Deborah Lynn Webb Erickson, 47, of San Diego, native of Virgie, died Saturday, August 17, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements were under the direction of Featheringill Mortuary of San Diego.

Lundy Honaker, 69, of Shelbiana, died Tuesday, August 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Keene Honaker. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 30, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Richard Hopkins, 73, of Little Creek, died Monday, August 26, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Osborne Hopkins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 29, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Margie Williams Maynard, 86, of South Daytona, Florida, native of Pike County, died Thursday, August 29, at her home.

Delphia Bailey Murphy, 76, of Ashcamp, died Sunday, August 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 28, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Bobby Gene Morris, 67, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, August 23, in Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Diana Morris. Arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Bessie Bartley Porter, 82, of Belcher, died Sunday, August 25, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Walker Porter. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 27, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Ida Taylor Pruitt, 84, of Pikeville, died Sunday, August 25. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 27, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Dewey Ratliff, 81, of Elkhorn City, died Wednesday, August 21, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 24, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Hydric L. “Scotty” Reynolds, 81, of Big Rock, Virginia, native of Pike County, died Tuesday, August 27, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Martin Reynolds. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 30, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Beatrice G. Carter Rose, 79, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sunday, August 18, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Frank D. Rose. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 21, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Leah Deane Tackett, 71, of Pikeville, died Monday, August 26, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 30, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

August 26, 2002

Millard Adkins, 57, of Williamson, died Saturday, August 17, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday, August 20, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Florene Oney Bowling, 77, of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 24, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Billie Jean Fife, 73, of Pikeville, died Sunday, August 18, at the Pikeville Health Care Facility. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 21, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Marie Kinder, 67, of Kimper, died Tuesday, August 20, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 24, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Thelma “Chab” Elswick Ralston, 72, of Louisville, died Wednesday, August 21, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 24, under the direction of Owen Funeral Home.

Katherine M. Bartley Whisman, 79, of Boca Raton, Florida, died Friday, August 16, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 20, under the direction of the Babione Funeral Home.

Charles K. Williams, 65, of Lookout, died Monday, August 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 22, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Juanita Wolford, 64, of Phelps, died Wednesday, August 21, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 25 (today), under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services

August 19, 2002

Osie Branham, 81, of Wolfpit, died Tuesday, August 13, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

James Allen Chaney, 49, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, August 14, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 16, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Myrtle Annie Coleman, 64, a Pike County native, died Tuesday, August 13. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 17, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Geneva Elkins, 69, of Mosherville, Michigan, a native of Jenkins, died Sunday, July 28, at the MacMcguire Skilled Nursing Facility, Hillsdale, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, under the direction of George White Funeral Home.

Lillie Dale Goodman, 75, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, August 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 18, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Clarke Hart, 81, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Hellier, died Friday, August 9, at Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Arvie Hart. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 12, under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Flora Rowe Hylton, 69, of Ashcamp, died Friday, August 9, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 13, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Stella Johnson, 92, of Virgie, died Thursday, August 15, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 18, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Ed. Francisco Jr., 64, of Newberry, Ohio, formerly of Hellier, died Monday, August 5, at Heather Hill Nursing Home, Newberry. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Harold Slone Jr., 50, of Virgie, died Monday, August 12, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Donna Slone. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Joseph “Joe” Justice, 91, of Hurricane Creek, died Tuesday, August 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 16, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Patti Meade, 47, of Phyllis, died Thursday, August 15, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Clara Holly Ramey, 89, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, August 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 14, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jeff Ray, 76, of Warrior, Alabama, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, August 6, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Gary F. Rose, 63, of Hardy, native of Pike County, died Saturday, August 10, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 13, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Nellie C. Runyon, 92, of Pinsonfork, died Friday, August 9, in the Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Walter E. Whitt, 92, of Frankfort, native of Pond Creek, died Monday, August 12, in Frankfort. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

August 12, 2002

Gladys D. Fleming Bentley, 77, of Anderson County, a native of Dorton, died Friday, August 2, at Heritage Hall Care Center, Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 4, under the direction of Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home.

Sylvester Cade Sr., 58, of Hardy, died Monday, July 29, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 2, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

LaRue Clevinger, 79, of Marrowbone Creek, died Saturday, August 3, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 5, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Irma Warf Collinsworth, 84, of McAndrews, died Monday, August 5. She had been a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit at South Willliamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Reggie Davis, 92, of Virgie, died Monday, August 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 9, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Ocie A. Dotson, 80, of Stopover, died Tuesday, August 6, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 9, in the Shepard Memorial Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Home.

Woody Hall, 76, of Fords Branch, died Saturday, August 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 6, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Sharon Kaye Helms Hensley, 51, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Pond Creek, died Thursday, August 1, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Dorothy Maye Standifur Huffman, 71, of Ashcamp, died Monday, August 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Clarence Davenport Jr., 81, of Mount Olive, North Carolina, formerly of Williamson, West Virginia, died Tuesday, August 6, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

William H. “Hubert” Jude, 73, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Friday, August 2, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jean Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 5, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Margaret Lemon King, 80, of Lexington, formerly of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 8, at St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 12, under the direction of W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington.

Mary “Carolyn” McNamee, 56, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, August 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Thomas McNamee. Final viewing and prayers were held Saturday in the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Jordan McPeek, 12, of Left Fork of Island Creek, died Tuesday, August 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Margaret Louise McReynolds, 82, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, August 7, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ruth Van Hampton Moorer, 79, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Sunday, August 4, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Moorer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Dallas “Tiny” Mullins, 66, of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, July 30, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 2, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Loretta “Tina” Phillips, 56, of Louisa, a Pike County native, died Saturday, August 3, at the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 6, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Gene David Ramey, 47, of Berkley, Illinois, formerly of Pike County, died Tuesday, July 30, at Elmhurst Hospital, Berkley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 3, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Edith Coleman Ratliff, 102, of Pikeville, died Monday, August 5, at Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Hurstle Jack Sexton, 84, of Peytons Creek Road, died Friday, August 2, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 5, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Minnie Skeens, 94, of Red Jacket, West Virginia, formerly of Ransom, died Saturday, August 3, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 7, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Ed Francisco Sr., 64, of Newberry, Ohio, formerly of Hellier, died Monday, August 5, at Heather Hill Nursing Home, Newberry. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Amy Sue “Susie” Roberts Stanley, 71, of Burnwell, died Friday, August 2, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, George E. Stanley. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Gay Zola Leedy Varney, 71, of Kimper, died Wednesday, August 7, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Ance Varney Jr. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Virginia Lee Damron Walters, 66, of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 4, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Lena Justice Wooldridge, 60, of Hammond, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 7, under the care of Hospice. She is survived by her husband, Robert Wooldridge. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 10, under the direction of Bocken Funeral Home.

August 5, 2002

Ronnie Dale Bishop, 37, of Melvindale, Michigan, formerly of Phelps, died Wednesday, July 24, in Melvindale. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Galo Bishop. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 1, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Billie Jean Childers of Lexington, died Wednesday, July 31, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 3, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

Brenda Cline, 48, of Ashland, died Monday, July 29, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 2, under the direction of Lazear Funeral Home.

Midge Hopkins Garber, 62, of Kodiak, Alaska, native of Pikeville, died Monday, July 29, at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice, Knoxville, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, John Garber. Private services were held.

James G. Hobbs, 72, of Shelbyville, a native of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 23, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Dorcas M. Hobbs.

Tyler Bryan Kincer, infant son of Teddy Ray Kincer and Amanda Rachel Keen of Vale, North Carolina, died Saturday, July 27, at Catawaba Memorial Hospital, Hickory, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 31, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Lonnie Mounts, 96, of Harolds Branch, died Thursday, July 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mounts. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 29, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Janet Louise Prater Brunson Ray, 56, of Greasy Creek, died Saturday, July 27, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 30, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Wilburn Roberts, 78, of Robinson Creek, died Sunday, July 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 31, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Grover Cleveland Corey Sr., 80, of Kingsport, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 30, at the Brookhaven Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Ida Jo Mullins Corey. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 2, under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home.

Timothy Allen Swiney, 43, of Ashcamp, died Wednesday, July 24, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Debra Sue Swiney. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 28, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Harold Sword, 86, of Pikeville, died Thursday, July 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Elswick Sword. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 28, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Douglas Dean Williamson, 64, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 23, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Joan Bard Williamson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

July 29, 2002

James Carl “J.C.” Adkins, 90, of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, July 23, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 26, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Francis Justice Anderson, 81, of Kimper, died Wednesday, July 24, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Elster Eugene Childers, 49, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 25, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Belva June Ramey Childress, 85, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Phyllis, died Saturday, June 22, at Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Beach. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 25, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Elsie Potter Cleek, 94, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Pike County, died Tuesday, July 16. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Rev. Arville Collins, 82, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, died Friday, July 19, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Collins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 22, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Charles E. Conway, 50, of Las Vegas, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 16, at Mountainview Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Conway. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home.

Bertha J. Crawford, 84, of Beavercreek, Ohio, native of Pikeville, died Thursday, July 18, in the Hospice of Dayton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27, under the direction of Belton Funeral Home.

Letty Damron of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Hylton, died recently in Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Damron. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 28, under the direction of Shoedinger Funeral Service.

Wesley Guy Hamilton, 87, of Virgie, died Sunday, July 21, at Jenkins Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Alpha Thomas Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 24, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

James G. Hobbs, 72, of Shelbyville, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 23, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Dorcas M. Hobbs. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Lester Marshall Kelly, 84, of Shelby Gap, died Tuesday, July 23, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 25, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Clyde Buster Plymale, 75, of South Williamson, died Monday, July 22, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lorna Smith Plymale. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 24, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

William Johnnie Slone, 62, of Pikeville, died Sunday, July 21, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Thacker Slone. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 24, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Herman Spriggs, 72, of Daphne, Alabama, formerly of Marrowbone, died Sunday, July 14, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Corena Smith Spriggs. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 18, under the direction of Wolf Funeral Home.

Paula Gwynn Sturgill, 47, of Virgie, died Tuesday, July 23, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Danny Sturgill. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 26, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Timothy Swiney, 43, of Ashcamp, died Wednesday, July 24, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Douglas Dean Williamson, 64, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 23, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

July 22, 2002

David Jr. Akers, 58, of Little Robinson Creek, died Tuesday, July 16, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Johnny R. Ball, 40, of Pinsonfork, died Tuesday, July 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Hancock Ball. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Rodney Gene Clevinger, 42, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 15, the result of injuries sustained when the truck he was driving overturned on U.S. 119 at Belfry. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Smallwood Clevinger. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 19, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Charles E. Conway, 50, of Las Vegas, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 16, at Mountainview Hospital, Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife, Mary Conway. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction off Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home.

Phillip Miles Damron, 46, of Collins Highway, died Tuesday, July 16. He is survived by his wife, Tammie Delena Robinson Damron. Arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Anna Rae Hamilton, 60, of Breaks, Virginia, died Thursday, July 11, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Myra Spears Justice, 88, of Forrest Virginia, formerly of Pike County, died Thursday, July 11, in Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Irvin Maynard, 64, of Pikeville, died Thursday, July 11, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Minta Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 15, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

James Clifford Perry, 37, of Hellier, died Tuesday, July 16. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Sturm Perry. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 19, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Joseph “Joe” Reed, 89, of Canada, died Wednesday, July 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 20, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Sarah Rebecca Tackett, 57, of Virgie, died Friday, July 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Burnard Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 15, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Clarica Williams, 91, of Muncie, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 16, at Westminster Village, Muncie. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 18, under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Morehead.

July 15, 2002

Ruby Jewell Slone Allen, 68, of Cleveland, formerly of Feds Creek, died Friday, July 5, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Taylor Allen. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 10, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

John L. Blackburn, 68, of Winns Branch Road, died Wednesday, July 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Hazel Burke, 91, of Virgie, died Tuesday, July 2, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Garland Chapman, 80, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Tuesday, July 2, in the Williamson Memorial Hospital emergency room. He is survived by his wife, Iretta Bevins Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Callie Childers, 99, of Lake County, Florida, formerly of Marrowbone, died Tuesday, July 2, at Mountain View Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

James E. Cure, 68, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Monday, July 8, in Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Jean Cure. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, under the direction of Bliley Funeral Home.

Janet Hall, 68, of Virgie, died Monday, July 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Gormie Hobson Daugherty Hall, 87, of Chloe Road, died Sunday, July 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 10, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Octavia Jones Hall, 87, of Craynor, died Friday, July 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Sherlene Maynard Hall, 51, of Raccoon, died Wednesday, July 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.
Ashley Miranda Hayes, six-year-old daughter of Bradley and Demeka May Hayes, of Phyllis, died Saturday, July 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 10, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Lucy Huffman, 70, of Lower Pompey, died Tuesday, July 2. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Saylor Runyon Jr., 74, of Goody and Vero Beach, Florida, died Friday, July 5, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Susie Jane Hopkins Runyon. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 7, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Newton Little, 82, of Rockport, formerly of Pike County, died Wednesday, July 10, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, under the direction of William L. Danks Funeral Home.

J.T. Maynard, 83, of Pikeville, died Thursday, July 4, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 8, and burial was in the Maynard/Runyon Cemetery, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Vada Alley Mayse, 104, of Phelps, died Monday, July 8, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Phillip Arnold McCoy, 31, of Pikeville, died Sunday, July 7, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Sabrina Thacker McCoy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Lawrence McCoy, 86, of Kimper, died Sunday, July 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Esther Louise Sullivan McCoy, 72, of McAndrews, died Saturday, July 6, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Marley M. Newsom, 78, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, July 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jacqulean Hall Newsom. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, under the direction of J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home.

Larry Allen Perry, 46, of Williamson, West Virginia, native of Pike County, died Thursday, July 11, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 13, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Terri Lyndel Potter, 17, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, July 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Alta Milam Robinson, 85, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.
Marshall Douglas Scott, 46, of Hardy, died Tuesday, July 9, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Paul Dean Bevins Sr., 69, of Hatfield, died Saturday, July 6, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Willie Glen Varney, 88, of Raccoon, died Monday, July 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lona Mae Goff Varney. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Georgia Caudill Vaughan, 91, of Knoxville, Tennesee, formerly of Martin, Tennessee, died Thursday, June 6, at St. Mary’s Hospice. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Mynatt’s Funeral Home.

Mildred Weigel, 98, of Draffin, died Saturday, July 6, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 8, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

July 1, 2002

Eugene Boggs, 68, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, June 26, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Boggs. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 29, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Magadeline “Maggie” Anderson Branham, 91, of Jenkins, died Thursday, June 27, at a nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m., under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Hazel Mae Smith Case, 92, of Harrietta, Michigan, formerly of Williamson, West Virginia, died Wednesday, June 26, at Cadillac Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 30, 1 p.m., under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bennett Ray “Road Man” Collins, 61, of Collins, died Tuesday, June 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 29, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Eva Hall, 75, of Weeksbury, died Monday, June 24, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 27, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Maude Hill Hamilton, 67, of Robinson Creek, died Wednesday, June 26, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 29, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Johnnie Worrix Jr., 49, of Shelbiana, died Friday, June 21. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Huffman Worrix. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 24, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Opal Julia Kennedy, 92, of Ashland, died Wednesday, June 26, at the Boyd Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 29, under the direction of Marshall Steen Funeral Home.

Melda Smith Layne, 73, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, June 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Elder Perry Layne. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Eliza Ellen “Bill” Newsom, 85, of Robinson Creek, died Saturday, June 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 25, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Lexie Mullins Ray, 85, of Brandon, Florida, formerly of Pikeville, died Thursday, May 30, at the Oak Tree Health Care Center, South Daytona Beach, Florida. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 29, at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.

Earl “Jack” Robinette, 77, of Varney, died Thursday, June 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Neva Jean Hughes Robinette. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m., in the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Helen Tackett Rose, 81, of Shelby Gap, died Friday, June 21, at her home. Graveside funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 23, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Bob Rutherford, 78, of Grapevine, died Sunday, June 23, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rutherford. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Curtis Senters, 67, of Lick Creek, died Saturday, June 22, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 24, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Eugene Smith, 78, of Pikeville, died Saturday, June 22, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 25, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Grace Sykes, 78, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, June 20, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 25, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Arnold Weddington, 81, of Richmond, died Friday, June 21, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 24, under the direction of Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

Mable Bartley Whicker, 78, died Thursday, June 20, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 23, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Martha L. Wright, 76, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of Myra, died Thursday, June 20, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 23, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

June 24, 2002

Charlene Layne Adkins, 78, of Lexington, formerly of Pikeville, died Wednesday, June 12, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, Friday, June 14.

Russell Bishop, 89, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Lick Creek, died Saturday, June 15, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Phillip James Blackburn, 65, of Pikeville, died Monday, June 17, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Justice Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Victoria Blair, 63, of Virgie, died Friday, June 14, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Alvin Jackson Blair. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 17, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Pearl Meadows Damron, 93, of Regina, died Saturday, June 15, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 18, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Tommy Alden Goff, 86, of Shelbiana, died Sunday, June 16, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home.

Ramona Hall, 73, of Vienna, Virginia, formerly of Virgie, died Wednesday, June 19, in Vienna. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m., under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Tunis “Old Timer” Lumpkins, 63, of McAndrews, died Monday, June 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 20, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Raymond Ramey, 73, of Elkhorn City, died Sunday, June 16, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Madgline Haynes Ramey. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 20, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Earl Roberts, 66, of Phelps, died Thursday, June 13, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 16, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Nettie Marie Robinett, 76, of Kimper, died Saturday, June 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 18, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Lola Faith Slone Scott, 63, of Belfry, died Sunday, June 16, at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Earl Scott. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bernie Smallwood, 80, native of Walfret, of Hubbard, Ohio, died Thursday, June 6, at an Ohio hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, under the direction of Kelly Robb Funeral Home.

Dewanna Sue Smallwood, 56, of Georgetown, formerly of Pikeville, died Monday, June 17, in Georgetown. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 20, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Emzy Smith, 84, of Kimper, died Thursday, June 13, in the Tibbs Boarding House, Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 16, in the Community Funeral Home.

Buna “Bunny” Slone Thacker, 57, of Powells Creek, died Saturday, June 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, David Thacker Jr. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 19, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Ernestine D. “Peg” Sparks Tooill, 83, died Friday, June 14. A memorial service was held at Bent Branch Cemetery during the Blackburn-Sparks Reunion in August.

June 17, 2002

Beulah Irene Carter, 80, of Southfield, Michigan, native off Pikeville, died Tuesday, May 14. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home.

Helen Easterling, 59, of Troy, Ohio, formerly off Marrowbone, died Tuesday, June 4. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Easterling. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Mildred Elkins, 72, of Pikeville, died Saturday, June 8, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Billy Joe Johnson, 67, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, June 5. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 7, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

Anna Elizabeth Justice, 90, of Chloe Road, died Friday, June 7, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Audrey Childers Moore, 78, of Drift, died Friday, June 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conductted Monday, June 10, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Arizona Kelly Osborne, 69, of River Rouge, Mich., died Thursday, June 6. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 12, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Sid Phillips, 63, of Ashland and Pikeville, died Thursday, June 6, at his residence in Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Donna Smith Phillips. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Carmen Looney Ratliff, 94, of Pikeville, died Sunday, June 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Elmer “Footie” Roberts Jr., 68, of Pikeville, died Monday, June 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 13, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Edith Mae Robinson, 78, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, June 6, at Jenkins Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Harold Cecil Runyon, 68, of Middletown, Ohio, native of McVeigh, died Saturday, June 8, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, under the direction of Eaton Anderson and Unglesby Funeral Home.

Corby “Nan” Sherwood, 87, native of Yeager, died Friday, April 5, in Crossville, Tennessee. A memorial service was conducted at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.

Robert “Bob” Stanley, 65, of Zebulon, formerly of Williamson, West Virginia, died Saturday, June 8, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 13, under the direction of Weaver Mortuary.

Beldon Sykes, 73, of Ypsilanti, Mich., formerly of Elkhorn City, died Monday, June 3, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 7, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Ival “Poor Boy” Thacker, 73, of Grapevine, died Thursday, June 6, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Hazel Adkins Coleman Thacker, 89, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, June 11, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 13, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Robby Isaac Varney, 8, of Matewan, West Virginia, died Thursday, June 6, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 9, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Lola Mildred Blackburn Whittaker, 83, of Forest Hills, native of Huddy, died Monday, June 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 12, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

June 10, 2002

Vernon Addington, 74, of Burdine, died Friday, May 31, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marcille Collier Addington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 3, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Chester Dotson, 73, of Freeburn, died Thursday, May 30, in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 3, under the direction of Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Richard Gray, 61, of Pikeville, died Friday, May 31, at the Huntington, West Virginia VA Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Jeanetta Gray. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 3, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elmer Dean “DeDee” Kendrick, 52, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, May 30, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Renee Oswald Kendrick. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 3, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

June 3, 2002

Chester Dotson, 73, of Freeburn, died Thursday, May 30, in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel.

May 29, 2002

Clyde Allen Brown, 18, of Athens, Ohio, died Saturday, April 20, in Ohio, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Timothy Dotson, 37, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Phelps, died Friday, April 19, in Columbus. Funeral services are under the direction of R.S. Jones Funeral Home.

R. Clayton Gallion, 68, of Jenkins, died Sunday, April 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Agnes Nadene Haley, 76, of Jenkins, died Wednesday, April 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Bruce Kevin Hall, 39, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carol Case Hall. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Jay Lee Hamilton, 69, of Stone Coal, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Newsome Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Ann Hamilton, 71, of Red Creek, died Monday, April 22, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Patricia Hatfield, 62, of Phelps, died Tuesday, April 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Charles Dexter Hawkins, 66, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, April 15, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

James “Jim” Wilhoyte Hoppe, 77, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. Hoppe. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Carlos Huston, 62, of Jenkins, died Sunday, April 14, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Edna Marie Wallace Johnson, 82, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Robinson Creek, died Monday, April 22, at Mary Childs Hospital, Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Albert Dodson Jr., 76, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 23, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bullock Dotson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Colonel John Blackburn Jr., 48, of Benson, Illinois, died Friday, April 19. He is survived by his wife, Sheri Allen Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Eugene Justice, 64, of Freedom, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

James Franklin Lambert, 88, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, formerly of Aflex, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Gratho Layne, 52, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Evangelist Dennis Joe Mahon, 64, of Varney, West Virginia, died Saturday, April 20, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pearl Mahon. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Vella Delphia Marshall, 73, of Burdine, died Wednesday, April 17, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home

James B. Maynard, 65, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Tuesday, April 23, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Lynette Workman Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 26, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Samuel David Mullins, 52, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 18, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Patty Sue Mullins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Rose Ratliff, 79, of Fort Thomas, died Tuesday, April 16, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit, Covington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home.

Paul H. Robinette, 61, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Friday, April 19, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Conley Scaggs, 56, of Logan, West Virginia, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 16. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of James Funeral Home.

Bertha E. Mullins Scott, 88, of Beefhide, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Mitchell “Mitch” Scott. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Joe Raltiff Sr., 49, of McCarr, died Sunday, April 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Matilda “Tillie” Louise Bartley Stewart, 44, of Marrowbone, died Thursday, April 18, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Stewart. Funeral services were conduted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Lillian Gail Thacker, 54, of Pikeville, died Sunday, April 21, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Edith Nancy Varney, 86, of Catlettsburg, native of Pike County, died Tuesday, April 16, at Sweet Run Elder Care, Kenova, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Dover Walters, 85, of Hatfield, died Monday, April 22, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 26, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

May 27 2002

Jay Lee Damron, 30, of Caney Highway, died Friday, May 17, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 21, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home.

Bobby R. Lucas, 49, of Jenkins, died Tuesday, May 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Joseph David Matney, 16, of Rockhouse, died Friday, May 17, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 20, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Edward “Ed” Milam, 62, of Burnwell, died Thursday, May 16, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Blackburn Milam. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Sterling Prater, 87, of Jonancy, died Saturday, May 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Hubert Ratliff, 78, of Georgetown, formerly of Draffin, died Friday, May 17, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 20, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jay Salisbury Sr., 84, of Wyandotte, Michigan, of Toler Creek native, died Thursday, May 16, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Spires Salisbury. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 20, under the direction of R.J. Nixon Funeral Home.

Oma Lee Looney Swiney, 56, of Breaks, Virginia, died Wednesday, May 15, at Buchanan General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Swiney. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 18, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

April 29, 2002

Clyde Allen Brown, 18, of Athens, Ohio, died Saturday, April 20, in Ohio, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Timothy Dotson, 37, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Phelps, died Friday, April 19, in Columbus. Funeral services are under the direction of R.S. Jones Funeral Home.

R. Clayton Gallion, 68, of Jenkins, died Sunday, April 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Agnes Nadene Haley, 76, of Jenkins, died Wednesday, April 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Bruce Kevin Hall, 39, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carol Case Hall. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Jay Lee Hamilton, 69, of Stone Coal, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Newsome Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Ann Hamilton, 71, of Red Creek, died Monday, April 22, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Patricia Hatfield, 62, of Phelps, died Tuesday, April 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Charles Dexter Hawkins, 66, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, April 15, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

James “Jim” Wilhoyte Hoppe, 77, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. Hoppe. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Carlos Huston, 62, of Jenkins, died Sunday, April 14, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Edna Marie Wallace Johnson, 82, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Robinson Creek, died Monday, April 22, at Mary Childs Hospital, Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Albert Dodson Jr., 76, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 23, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bullock Dotson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Colonel John Blackburn Jr., 48, of Benson, Illinois, died Friday, April 19. He is survived by his wife, Sheri Allen Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Eugene Justice, 64, of Freedom, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

James Franklin Lambert, 88, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, formerly of Aflex, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Gratho Layne, 52, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Evangelist Dennis Joe Mahon, 64, of Varney, West Virginia, died Saturday, April 20, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pearl Mahon. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 23, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Vella Delphia Marshall, 73, of Burdine, died Wednesday, April 17, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

James B. Maynard, 65, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Tuesday, April 23, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Lynette Workman Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 26, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Samuel David Mullins, 52, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 18, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Patty Sue Mullins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Rose Ratliff, 79, of Fort Thomas, died Tuesday, April 16, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit, Covington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home.

Paul H. Robinette, 61, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Friday, April 19, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Conley Scaggs, 56, of Logan, West Virginia, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 16. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of James Funeral Home.

Bertha E. Mullins Scott, 88, of Beefhide, died Monday, April 22, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Mitchell “Mitch” Scott. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Joe Raltiff Sr., 49, of McCarr, died Sunday, April 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.

Matilda “Tillie” Louise Bartley Stewart, 44, of Marrowbone, died Thursday, April 18, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Stewart. Funeral services were conduted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Lillian Gail Thacker, 54, of Pikeville, died Sunday, April 21, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 25, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Edith Nancy Varney, 86, of Catlettsburg, native of Pike County, died Tuesday, April 16, at Sweet Run Elder Care, Kenova, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Dover Walters, 85, of Hatfield, died Monday, April 22, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 26, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

 April 22, 2002

John B. “J.B.” Charles, 72, of Zebulon, died Sunday, April 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife Arizona Newsome Charles. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Elmo Ferrell, 72, of Freeburn, died Monday, April 15, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Freda Swartz Ferrell. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Agnes Nadene Haley, 76, of Jenkins, died Wednesday, April 17, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Bruce Kevin Hall, 39, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carol Case Hall. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Ivan Paul Hamilton, 78, formerly of Pikeville, died Saturday, April 13, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Jay Lee Hamilton, 69, of Stone Coal, died Thursday, April 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Newsome Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Patricia Hatfield, 62, of Phelps, died Tuesday, April 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Charles Dexter Hawkins, 66, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, April 15, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Carlos Huston, 62, of Jenkins, died Sunday, April 14, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Mary Jackson, 72, of Phelps, died Tuesday, April 16, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. 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.

James Robinson Jr., 79, of Elkhorn City, died Saturday, April 13, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Edith Gibson Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 16, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Eugene Justice, 64, of Freedom, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

James Franklin Lambert, 88, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, formerly of Aflex, died Wednesday, April 17, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 19, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

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

Robert Bruce “Bob” Weddle Sr., 83, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hatcher Weddle. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Gladys Opal Stanley, 92, of Hardy, died Monday, April 15, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

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.

Glenda Conley Scaggs, 56, of Logan, West Virginia, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 16. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 20, under the direction of James Funeral Home.

Edith Nancy Varney, 86, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Forest Hills, died Tuesday, April 16, at Sweet Run Elder Care, Kenova, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 18, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

April 15, 2002

Bill Boyd, 71, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, April 9, at Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Cantrell Boyd. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Annette Casey, 61, of Phelps, died Monday, April 1, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Casey. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Estill B. Coleman, 85, of Raccoon, died Thursday, April 4, at the Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 8, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Randall “Hot Rod” Lee Coleman, 50, of Marrowbone, died Tuesday, April 2, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 5, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Homer Coleman, 73, of Raccoon, died Wednesday, April 10, at Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Harold T. Collins, 75, of Canada, died Wednesday, April 10, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Friday,April 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Paris Dotson, 72, of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Phelps, died Monday, April 1, in the Halifax Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Dotson.

Wanda Mullins Johnson, 68, of Douglas Parkway, formerly of Jonancy, died Wednesday, April 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Frank Joseph Geppert Jr., P.E., 79, of Pikeville, formerly of Ocala, Florida, died Monday, April 8, in Pikeville, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A memorial recognition was held Sunday, April 14, at the St. Francis Catholic Church. Arrangements were under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Miller, 71, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, native of Belfry, died Tuesday, April 2. She is survived by her husband, Jack J. Miller. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, in the First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach, and burial followed in Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Florida.

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.

Glen Pugh, 69, native of Biggs, died Tuesday, April 2, in the Halifax Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Pugh. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 14, in the sanctuary of the Positive Living Center, Ormond Beach, Florida.

Patty Childers Ramey, 65, of Ashcamp, died Saturday, April 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 9, under the direction of Bailey 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.

Irene Roberts, 79, of Robinson Creek, died Monday, April 8, at Parkview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Robinson Creek. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Bronice Young Robinette, 92, of Varney, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Robert Mitchell Sherill, 44, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Monday, April 1, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Laverne Sherill. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6 under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Viola Justice Simpkins, 88, of Shelbiana, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann Elkins Slone, 46, of Mouthcard, died Thursday, April 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Donald Slone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Thomas “T.L.” Johnson Sr., 88, of Phyllis, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Deskins Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 7, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Walter Salisbury, 74, of Pikeville, died Saturday, April 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 8, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Gail Ruth Slone, 48, of Freeburn, died Monday, April 8, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Benny R. Slone. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Kenneth Wayne “Pap” Stanley Sr., 66, of Raccoon, died Saturday, April 6, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Stanley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 10, under the dirction of Baker Funeral Home.

Steve Stapleton, 54, of Ivel, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jan Layne Stapleton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ira Wilson Street, 98, of Grundy, Virginia, died Monday, April 1, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Clovis Tackett, of Caney Creek, died Wednesday, April 10, at his home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Buster Thacker, 76, of Louisville, a Pike County native, died Tuesday, April 2, at Norton Audubon Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Atkins Thacker. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home.

Eliza Baisden Tussey, 88, of South Williamson, died Thursday, April 4, in the South Williamson Appalachian Regonal Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Fay Marie Walker, 85, of Pikeville, died Friday, April 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 8, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Lola Mae Wallace, 74, of Elkhorn City, died Tuesday, April 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 12, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Hester Webb Williamson, 78, of Biggs, died Saturday, March 30, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Garnet Williamson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Ike Wright, 72, of Greer, South Carolina, native of Virgie, died Wednesday, April 10, at Laurel Bay Nursing Center. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Williamson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Mike Young, 94, of Sidney, died Monday, April 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Willie Marie Burris Young. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 11, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

April 8, 2002

Otta C. Adkins, 85, of Wolfpit Branch, died Thursday, March 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Morgan Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Judy Stanley Bartley, 48, of Pikeville, died Sunday, March 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Gary Dale Bartley Sr. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Earl G. Bellamy, 78, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cuddy Bellamy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Crit Blackburn, 66, of Brushy, died Saturday, March 30, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bertha McCoy Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Leo Blackburn, 70, of Lookout, died Monday, April 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Annette Casey, 61, of Phelps, died Monday, April 1, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Randall “Hot Rod” Lee Coleman, 50, of Marrowbone, died Tuesday, April 2, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 5, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Sydney Louise Smallwood Dalton, 83, of Pikeville, died Sunday, March 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Steve Darnell, 49, of Belcher, died Saturday, March 30, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Wada Mae Chaney Darnell. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Paris Dotson, 72, of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Phelps, died Monday, April 1, in the Halifax Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Dotson.

Virgil Ferrell, 65, of Phelps, died Friday, March 29, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dotson Ferrell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Oakie Greer, 82, of Jenkins, died Friday, March 29, at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Sanders Greer. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Ada Hawkins, 80, of Ashcamp, died Wednesday, March 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jolene Causey Justice, 42, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 29, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, under the direction of Thacker-Memorial Funeral Home.

Dena Younce Chaney May, 39, of Lower Pompey, died Sunday, March 31, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Richard May. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Magdalene Marcum Maynard, 76, died Saturday, March 30. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m., in the Canaan Land Baptist Church, Grove City, Ohio and burial followed in the Fernwood Cemetery.

Helen S. Maynard, 73, of Pikeville, died Thursday, March 28. She is survived by her husband, Henry J. Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 31, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Cheryl Ann Martin Porter, 46, died Friday, March 29, the result of leukemia. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society or to the church of your choice.

Eulavene Ratliff, 78, of Vinton, Ohio, died Sunday, March 31, at the Holzer Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Jack A. Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Creedy Trout Rogers, 93, of Pinsonfork, died Friday, March 29, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Jeffery Hassell Slone, 37, of Waverly, Florida, died Friday, March 29, in Winter Haven, Florida. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of Dundee-Haines City Funeral Home of Dundee, Florida.

Patricia Ann Elkins Slone, 46, of Moutchard, died Thursday, April 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Donald Slone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Thomas Lloyd “T.L.” Johnson Sr., 88, of Phyllis, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Deskins Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 7, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Steve Stapleton, 54, of Ivel, died Wednesday, April 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jan Layne Stapleton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ira Wilson Street, 98, of Grundy, Virginia, died Monday, April 1, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home Chapel.

Major Gobel N. Strickland, USMC Ret. 62, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 30, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 2, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Hester Webb Williamson, 78, of Phyllis, died Saturday, March 30, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Garnet Williamson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Wesley Wright, 88, of Dorton, died Friday, March 29, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Robinson Creek. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

April 1, 2002

Otta Adkins, 85, died Thursday, March 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Sally Joyce Bowling, 73, of Bowling Fork, died Sunday, March 24, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Keith Leon Casey, 33, of Raccoon, died Friday, March 22. He is survived by his wife, Kim May Casey. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Margaret Louise Clark, 88, of Turkey Creek, died Tuesday, March 26, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 28, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Henry Harris, 44, of Raccoon, died Sunday, March 24, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Harris. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 27, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Gladys Holt, 69, of Charleston, W. Va., died Monday March 25, the result of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 29, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Sally Varney Johnson, 75, of Turkey Creek, died Saturday, March 23, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 25, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

James Randy Honaker, 52, of Pikeville, died Sunday, March 24, in Pikeville. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Earl Lawson Justice, 82, of Bristol, Virginia, died Sunday, March 24, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 27, under the direction of Blevins Funeral Home.

Mary Johnson Mullins, 99, of Wise, Virginia, native of Pike County, died Saturday, March 23, at Norton Community Hospital, Norton, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home.

Colleen Varney Phillips, 73, of McAndrews, died Wednesday, March 27, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bernice Ratliff Potter, 80, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, March 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 28, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Willa Jo Robinson, 58, of Caney Creek, died Monday, March 25, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 28, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Nancy Jane “Janie” Fields Mullins Spence, 93, of Albemarle, North Carolina, formerly of Belfry, died Saturday, March 23, at Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 27, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Jay D. Bond Sr., 93, of DeLand, Florida, native of Virgie, died Saturday, February 23, at the Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Bond. Arrangements were under the direction of Lankford Funeral Home.

Virginia Gardner Whitt, 99, of Hardy, died Saturday, March 23, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 26, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

March 25, 2002

Leslie J. Anderson, 85, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, March 14, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bigg Anderson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 17, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Vina Elizabeth Runyon Burchett, 82, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, March 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home.

Gladys May Chapman, 86, of Belfry, died Thursday, March 14, in Milton, W. Va., at the home of her daughter. She is survived by her husband, Robert P. “Bobby” Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 17, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Ruth Damron, 82, of Caney Creek, died Saturday, March 16, at Jenkins Community Hospital, Jenkins. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Mary Doris Gillespie, 76, of Shelbiana, died Tuesday, March 19, at the Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 21, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Ralph Hatfield, 78, of Whitesburg, formerly of McCarr, died Tuesday, March 19. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 23, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Bert Ferguson Justice, 78, of Upper Chloe, died Friday, March 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Holloway Justice. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 18, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Glenna Newsome, 67, of Little Robinson Creek, died Thursday, March 14, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 17, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Dorothy Anderson Varney, 66, of Raccoon, died Wednesday, March 20, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 25, 2 p.m., in the Upper Grapevine Church of Christ, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

March 18, 2002

Alfred G. Allen of Fairfax, Virginia, died Tuesday, March 5, at the Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Allen. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 9, under the direction of Money & King Vienna Funeral Home.

Tim Bentley, 54, of Big Rock, Virginia, a native of Pike County, died Monday, March 4, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Hester Ramey Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Grundy Funeral Home.

Cephas Edward Bevins, 84, of Lexington, died Sunday, March 10, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Clark Bevins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

Rebecca Mae Sword Branham, 32, of Kodak, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, March 5, in Knox County, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Clinton Ray Branham. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Vina Elizabeth Runyon Burchett, 82, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, March 12, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Clarence Stewart Childress, 89, of Grundy, Virginia, died Monday, March 11, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Clemie Blankenship Childress. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home.

Teddy Roger Coleman, 50, of Red Creek, died Wednesday, March 6, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Christine Coleman. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 8, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Guy Olen Coleman, 63, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 8, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 12, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Beatrice Allen Collins, 75, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 8, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 11, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Merle England Cook, 75, of Hurley, Virginia, died Wednesday, March 6, at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 8, under the direction of Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home.

Joshua Adam Dillow, 22, of Meta, died Monday, March 11, at Meta. He is survived by his wife, Chasity June Varney Dillow. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 15, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Albert Hinkle, of Lovely, died Friday, March 8, in the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Murphy Hinkle. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 12, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry.

George Jackson, 85, of Phelps, died Friday, March 8, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, Phelps. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 12, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Homer Jackson, 81, of Forest Hills, died Thursday, March 7, in the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Verna Jackson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Blaine Adkins Jr., 67, of Pikeville, died Thursday, March 7, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Martha Mullins Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 9, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

William Hickman Jr., 81, of Virgie, died Saturday, March 9, at the Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. He is survived by his wife, Glema Faye Calhoun Hickman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 13, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Ruby Kay Dotson Hyden, 49, of Loveland, Ohio, died Saturday, March 9. She is survived by her husband, Charles Hyden Jr. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home.

Benny G. Justice, 66, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, March 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 9, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Katherine Lamb, 79, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of East Shelbiana, died Thursday, March 7, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Bertha Mae Maynard, 61, of Canada, died Thursday, March 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Louie Clyde Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Brian “Puppy Chow” Meade, 34, of Feds Creek, died Sunday, March 3, at Powells Creek, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Clara Jo Chaney Meade. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Edwin Dale Owens, 77, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, March 12, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Hoskins Owens. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Margie Pennington, 84, of Goodman Hollow, West Virginia, native of White Castle, died Wednesday, March 6, at the home of her son, James Pennington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 9, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Ervil Taylor, 80, of Ransom, died Monday, March 11, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 14, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

March 11, 2002

Noah Adkins, 81, of Pikeville, died Monday, March 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nola Justice Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Morgan Dean Adkins, 58, of Justiceville, died Monday, March 4, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 6, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Harles Branham, 81, of Belcher, died Sunday, March 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Lear Burke Cantrell, 81, of Myra, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Robinson Creek. She is survived by her husband, Claude Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 3, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Leah Dane Mayes Clubb, 67, of Pikeville, and Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, Lexington, died in the Hospice Wing at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, from congestive heart failure. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 9, at First Baptist Church, Pikeville.

Collie Hall, 59, of Virgie, died Tuesday, March 5, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Judy Hall. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 8, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Talmadge Johnson, 82, of Roswell, New Mexico, native of Pike county, died Saturday, March 2, in Victoria, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Nola Napier Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel & Crematory of Roswell.

Billy Joe Johnson, 65, of Pinsonfork, died Friday, March 1, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 3, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Ethel Branham Justice, 79, of Pikeville, died Monday, March 4, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Katherine Lamb, 79, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of East Shelbiana, and Greasy Creek, died Thursday, March 7. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 10, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Hazel Elizabeth Haynes Leslie, 75, of Pikeville, died Monday, March 4, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 6, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Brian “Puppy Chow” Meade, 34, of Feds Creek, died Sunday, March 3, at Powells Creek, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Clara Jo Chaney Meade. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jules N. “Bill” Powell, 80, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, March 4, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Avonelle Stiltner Powell. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 8, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Woodrow “Woody” Robinson, 60, of Island Creek, died Saturday, March 2, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lacie Bowens Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Virgie Thelma Shortridge, 93, of Mouthcard, died Saturday, March 2, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Ruby Showalter, 56, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, March 4, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 7, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Kenneth “Bubby” Phillips Sr., 73, of Toler, died Sunday, March 3, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 6, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Rhoda Stone, 89, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, native of Pike County, died Monday, March 4, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Nora B. Collins Stone. Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, under the direction of Eberle Funeral Home.

Leary Mae Thacker, 56, of Huddy, died Saturday, March 2, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Thacker. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 5, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Jessie James Thacker, 66, of Peytons Creek, died Friday, March 1, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 4, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

February 25, 2002

Faye Bartley, 71, of Elkhorn City, died Friday, February 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Chester Bartley. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Olive Anderson Dotson, 70, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, February 12, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 15, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Loma Johnson, 57, of Marshalls Branch of Long Fork, died Tuesday, February 12, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 15, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Hibbard Kendrick, 67, of Island Creek, died Thursday, February 14, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Alene Malone, 76, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, February 13, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Samuel David Runyon, 71, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, February 12, at the Fairview Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Katherine Tackett, 74, of Dorton, died Wednesday, February 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 15, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Ninie Thacker, 81, of Kimper, died Wednesday, February 13, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Kelsie Thacker, 87, of Huddy, died Thursday, February 14. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.
Lawrence County

Ortha “Ruby” Griffith, age 63, of Blaine, died Monday, February 18, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 20, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Eula Preston Hall, 83, of Wilmington, North Carolina, formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, February 13. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 18, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Barbara E. Lemaster, 76, of Fairborn, Ohio, native of Lawrence County, died Thursday, February 14, at Day Springs Nursing Home, Fairborn. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

Jacqueline Hall Meek, 75, of Louisa, died Saturday, February 16, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Meek. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 18, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Norma Jean Trout, 33, of Louisa, died Sunday, February 17, after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 20, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

February 18, 2002

Virginia Adkins, 72, of Phyllis, died Monday, February 11, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 14, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Jannie Mae Bentley, 78, of Rockhouse, died Friday, February 8. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 11, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

Glen Blackburn, 73, of Varney, died Wednesday, February 6, in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Nell Ruth Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 10, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Andrew Jackson Charles, 78, of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Pikeville, died Sunday, January 20. He is survived by his wife, Alice Charles. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22, at the Grace Place, in Stuart. A memorial service was held at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial was in the Charles Family Cemetery, Grassy Fork of Raccoon.

Lloyd Carson Collier, 62, of Dorton, died Friday, February 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 4, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Sid Daniels, 76, of Freeburn, died Sunday, February 10, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Daniels. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 13, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Lowell Ray Darrell, 58, of Feds Creek, died Saturday, February 9, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Looney Darnell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 12, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Wilma Darlene Prater Easterling, 39, of Majestic, died Friday, February 8, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 15, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Juanita Montroso Harshbarger, 75, of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native of Canada, formerly of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sunday, December 30, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 2, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Proctorville.

Loma Johnson, 57, of Virgie, died Tuesday, February 12, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home.

Charles C. “Pap” Keen, 70, of Elkhorn City, died Thursday, February 7, at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Sally Thompson Lowe, 93, of Varney, died Sunday, February 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 14, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Enoch Miller, 94, of Feds Creek, died Sunday, February 10, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 13, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Wilma Thacker, 86, of Hambley Boulevard, Pikeville, died Thursday, February 7, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

Helen Louise Robinson Williams, 77, of Turkey Creek, died Thursday, February 7, in the Skilled Nursing Facility at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Carl Bishop Wright, 82, of Clearwater, Florida, a native of Pikeville, died Saturday, February 2, at his residence. He was, at one time, a Linotype operator for the Floyd County Times. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Berea College, or to the Christian Appalachian Project. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, Florida, was in charge of arrangements.

February 11, 2002

James L. Akers, 53, of Jeremiah, died Sunday, February 3, at Central Baptist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Teman Bentley, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, native of Pikeville, died Monday, February 4. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 8, under the direction of Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel.
Karen Sue Bertrand, 50, of Lookout, died Sunday, February 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

William Chapman, 69, of Freeburn, died Sunday, February 3, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dreama Blankenship Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 7, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Burnard Collier, 63, of Sidney, died Monday, February 4, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Byron Collier. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 7, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Lloyd Carson Collier, 62, of Dorton, died Friday, February 1, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 4, under the direction of Polly & Craft Funeral Home.

Clifford Daniels, 67, of Pikeville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Wilda “Midge” Williamson Harmon, 73, of Forest Hills, died Monday, February 4, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 7, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

William E. Hatfield, 54, of McAndrews, died Wednesday, February 6, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Kim Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Mae Dotson Irick, 86, of Stone, died Sunday, February 3, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Graveside services were conducted Friday, February 8, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Christine Tackett Little, 77, of Louisville, formerly of Robinson Creek, died Wednesday, February 6, at Meadowview Health & Rehab Center. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, February 9, under the direction of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home.

Trudy Maynard, 96, of Pikeville, died Monday, February 4, at the Pikeville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 7, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Edward Murphy, 81, of Belfry, died Sunday, February 3, at Parkview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitaton Center, Robinson Creek. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Wiley Riddle, 89, of Williamson, West Virginia, died Monday, February 4, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 8, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Earl Sesco, 69, of South Williamson, died Wednesday, February 6, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sesco. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Helen M. Short, 68, of Harold, died Sunday, February 3, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Sammy Spano, 59, of Chattaroy, West Virginia, died Friday, February 1, at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is survived by his wife, June Woolum Spano. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of Williamson, West Virginia.

Clyde T. Stepp, 71, of Hatfield, died Wednesday, February 6, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 10, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Glassie Mullins Wagner, 65, of Lagrange, Ind., died Sunday, February 3, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Alan Wagner. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

January 28, 2002

Jeremy Randall “Goon” Anderson, 23, of Pikeville, died Saturday, January 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Stella Gladys Belcher, 90, of Elkhorn City, died Monday, January 21, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Corbet Blackburn, 90, of Lick Creek, died Friday, January 18, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Ramey Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 21, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Archie Blankenship, 66, of Phelps, died Wednesday, January 23, at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center at Phelps. He is survived by his wife, Fayetta Fields Blankenship. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 27, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Andrew Jackson Charles, 78, of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Pikeville, died Sunday, January 20, in Stuart. He is survived by his wife, Alice Charles Jr. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22, at The Grace Place, Stuart.

Mercie Nancy Collins, 87, of Shelbiana, died Sunday, January 20. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Winnie Estep, 77, of Jamboree, native of Pike County, died Sunday, January 20, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Raymond Hamilton, 77, of Jonancy, died Saturday, January 19, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn “Karen” Hamilton. Private funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Glendon Hayes Johnson, 27, of Rays Branch, died Sunday, January 20, in Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 23, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Charles E. Justice, 65, of Osseo, Michigan, native of Pikeville, died Monday, January 21. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette B. Justice. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 25, under the direction of Voran Funeral Home.

Evelyn Kaye Blair Maness, 51, of Adamsville, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 6, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Sammie Maness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 8, under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home.

George W. Reynolds, 85, of Jenkins, died Sunday, January 20, at the Holston Valley Hospital, Kingsport, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Gusta Smallwood Reynolds. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 24, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Leona Lear Smith, 90, of Canada, died Saturday, January 19, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Smith. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 22, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

January 21, 2002

Ovie Allen, 72, of Caney Highway, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Orma Lee Blankenship, 72, of Phelps, died Monday, Jan. 14, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 17, under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

James E. Campbell, 78, of Ashland, native of Jenkins, died Monday, Jan. 14, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Rolen Campbell. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 17, under the direction of Marshall Steen Funeral Home.

Mary Maxey Clevinger, 60, of Elkhorn City, died Saturday, Jan. 12, in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Arthur “Bang” Clevinger. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Ellen E. Davis, 61, of Naugatuck, West Virginia, died Friday, Jan. 11, at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 14, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Chadwick Dale Gibson, 29, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, Jan. 10, in Fayette County. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 14, under the direction of R.S. Jones Son Funeral Home.

June M. Huffman, 78, of Pikeville, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

John Marshall “Stagger Lee” Johnson, 41, of Waverly, Ohio, formerly of Virgie, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Pike Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 13, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Luther Clinton Looney, 72, of Belcher, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Joseph Harmon Maynard, 80, of Grove City, Ohio, native of Piso, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Magdalene Marcum Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 16, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home.

Harvey Robinson, 82, of Island Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16, under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home.

Robert Jefferson Bevins Sr., 60, of Shelbiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sally Taylor Bevins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 19 under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

January 7, 2002

Fred “Judge” Damron, 87, of Amos Newsom Lane, died Saturday, December 29, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Belle Chaney Damron. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Elmo DuBois, 67, of Brownstown, Mich., died Thursday, December 27. She is survived by her husband, Jerry DuBois. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, under the direction of John Molnar Funeral Home.

Maye Lowe “Blackie” Howard, 83, of Lowes Branch, died Saturday, December 29, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Vernon Hunt, 73, of Little Fork of Caney, native of Kimper, died Thursday, December 27, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Robinson Hunt. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 30, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Jerry Cleon Johnson, 53, of Virgie, died Thursday, December 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Connie Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 30, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Raymond Johnson, 62, of Harolds Branch, native of Pikeville, died Friday, December 28, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 30, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Phyllis Tackett Miracle, 49, of Little Creek Road, native of Floyd County, died Friday, December 28, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Freddy Miracle. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, under the direction of Community Funeral Home.

Glen A. Smith, 76, of Pikeville, died Thursday, December 27, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 30, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Homer Thacker, 74, of Belfry, died Friday, December 28, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Chapel.

Harold Thacker, 72, of Canada, died Saturday, December 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Memorial graveside services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home.

Marie Williams, 68, of Pikeville, died Saturday, December 29, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 1, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.