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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

April 1, 1998

Martha Newman

Age 80, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born October 11, 1917 at Hi Hat, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester "Sill" Newman and Betty Howell Newman. She is survived by one brother, Orby Newman of Hi Hat. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the ministers of the United Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat

Charles "Tooter" Hall

Age 60, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at the residence of his daughter at Morehead, following an extended illness. Born on February 22, 1938 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Anna Hall. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Linda Hylton Hall; two sons, Charles Jeffrey Hall and Lanny Paul Hall, both of Bevinsville; one daughter, Linda Carol Derossett of Morehead; two brothers, Bobby Hall of Bumsville, North Carolina, and Frank Hall of Middleton, Michigan; one sister, Georgia Johnson of Romulus, Michigan; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 31. at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with Ellis Holbrook and Chuck Hall officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Benton Slone

Age 71, of Hollybush, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at his home. Born August 11, 1926 in Knott County, he was the son of the late Pierce Slone and Tenia Owens Slone. Survivors include his wife, Mazie Triplett Slone; four sons, Kermit Slone of St. Mary's, Ohio, Corbett Slone of Mousie, Jim Slone of Hollybush, and Adrian Slone of Raven; four daughters, Anna Farley of Hollybush, Alleen Slone of Somerset, Thelma Slone of Hollybush, and Zella Sweeney of St. Mary's, Ohio; one brother, Rufus Slone of St. Mary's, Ohio; five sisters, Lassie Slone of Sassafras, Violet Francis of Fisty, Fonnie Smith of Lackey, Artis Slone of Pippa Passes, and Freda Schmelzia of Ola, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m., at the Hollybush Regular Baptist Church, with Jimmy Hall, Burton Ratliff, Kelly Slone and Rufus Slone officiating. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery at Hollybush.

Lucreasey Slone

Age 86, of Ligon, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. Born July 19, 1911 at Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Evaline Slone. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Ronald Gene Henson of Ligon; two sisters, Donna Fancher of Albany, Ohio, and Oma Fugate of Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Marvin Booth officiating. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery at Ligon.

Almeda Johnson Cook

Age 65, of Carmel, Indiana, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana. She was a native of Floyd County, and a former resident of both New Albany and Louisville. She was a retired employee with General Electric Company in Louisville. She had resided in Carmel, Indiana, for the past several months. Survivors include one .daughter, Rita F. Cook of Indianapolis, Indiana; one son, Phillip D. Cook of Adrian, Michigan; one sister, Alpha Burke of Bevinsville; seven brothers, Willie Johnson of Bristol, Indiana, Jesse Johnson of Prestonsburg, Kennith Johnson of Wheelwright, Jack Johnson of Wyoming, Garfield Johnson of Buckingham, Decker Johnson of Louisa, and Rob Johnson of Lewis County; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 2 p.m., at the Kraft Funeral Services Chapel in New Albany, Indiana. Burial in the Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Florence Delaney Goble

Age 95, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born December 12, 1902 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Wells Goble. She was a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Goble. Survivors include two sons, Donald Goble and Thomas Goble, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Jewel Crider, Doris Griffith and Nell Goble, all of Prestonsburg; one sister, Bess Burke of Martin; 30 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Music officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery on Corn Fork, Prestonsburg.

Burnis "Bernie" Flannery

Age 73, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at his residence. Born November 4, 1924 at Martin, he was the son of Belva Webb Nelson of Kentucky and the late John Flannery. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1126 in Warsaw, Indiana, and the American Legion in Pierceton, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Geneva "Mae" Flannery; one son, Bumis Allen "Bubba" Flannery of Warsaw, Indiana; one daughter, Sara Jane Fugate of Sidney, Indiana; nine half-sisters, Nola B. Vergo, Maggie Malinowski, and Elsie Wright, all of Chesterton, Ohio, Emma Jean Smith of Martin, Jo Moore of Servia, Indiana, Betty On of Cromwell, Indiana, Dorcie Shepherd of Prestonsburg, Stella Sheets of Orlando, Florida, and Ethel Hill of Muncie, Indiana; one half-brother, Crow Nelson of Huntington, Indiana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home Chapel, in Pierceton, Indiana, with Ron Roteman officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana. Military graveside services were held by the American Legion and V. EW.

April 3, 1998

Frank Gordon Grey

Age 66, of Allen, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, following a brief illness. Born January 8, 1932 at Allen, he was the son of the late Galloway and Flora Lafferty Gray. He was a retired school teacher and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include one son, Frank G. Grey Jr. of Keller, Texas; two daughters, Betty Ford of Lexington and Gina Tuley of Sellardsburg, Indiana; one brother, Jimmy D. Gray of Allen; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy Valentine officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Myrtle Imogene Sayers

Age 72, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at her residence. Born March 21, 1926 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Pearl Norman. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, April 2, at noon, at the Upper Grapevine Church of Christ at Phyllis, with the clergymen Howard Pugh, Virgil Taylor and Willie Abshire officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluefield, West Virginia

Russell Johnson

Age 73, of Melvin, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, on arrival at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness. Born November 2, 1924 at Wales, he was the son of the late Sonny and Lucy Johnson. He was a disabled coal miner. He was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Ray Johnson. Survivors include one son, Carl Wayne Johnson of Huntington, Indiana; one brother, Brian Johnson of North Carolina; two sisters, Mable Tackett and Oney Hall, both of Virgie; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery on Osborne Fork, Virgie

Ira D. Amick

Age 51, of Minnie, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, al the VA Hospital in Lexington, fol- lowing an extended illness. Born January 7, 1947 in Dakota, West Virginia, he was the son ot Margaret Kathrine Scott of Minnie and the late Otis Amick. He was a disabled laborer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and the Little Country United Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Ira "Dougie" Amick of Virginia; one daughter, Loretta Amick of Virginia; three brothers, Otis E. Amick of Columbus, Georgia, George Amick of Beckley, West Virginia, and Kenneth C. Amick of Greenville, South Carolina; and two sisters, Jacqueline Stanley of Slab Fork, West Virginia, and Alma C. Stanley of Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with the United Baptist Ministers. Chester Hall, Tommy Collett, and Bro. Rosco Stephens, officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Garden at Ivel

Denver Daniels

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born July 30, 1914 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Alta Fairchild Daniels. He was a former coal miner, formerly employed by Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, and the Spurlock Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Grim Daniels, on August 19, 1993. Survivors include two brothers, Augustus "Gus" Daniels of Columbus, Ohio, and Floyd Daniels Jr. of Rupert, West Virginia; and three sisters, Ollie Webb of Morehead, Annalee Renfro of Louisville, and Beatrice Vanhoose of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers Clyde Lewis, Woody Pack and Coy Combs officiating. Burial will be in the Grim Cemetery at Lowmansville,

Hewen Shaler Spencer

Age 70, of Martin, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born October 27, 1927 at Eastern, he was the son of the late Alex and Katherine "Kate" Turner Spencer. He was a retired construction worker, formerly employed by Akers and Akers Construction Company and a member of the First Assembly of God Church at Martin, since 1990. Survivors include his wife, Amitha Howell Spencer; four sons, James H. Spencer of Martin, Anthony R. Spencer of Hilliard Ohio, Phillip Spencer of Eastern, and David Spencer of Indiana; three daughters, Pamela K. Combs, Chandra S. Dingus and Vicki R. Spencer, all of Martin; three brothers, Ralph Spencer of Eastern, French Spencer of Vermilion, Ohio, and Alex Spencer of Paintsville; two sisters, Nancy Bailey of Langley and Agnes Dilling of Southgate; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergyman Lori Vannucci officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Eastern

Melvin B. Wicker

Age 63, of Mousie, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born October 31, 1934 in Knott County, he was the son of the late Troy and Della Bradley Wicker. He was a retired teacher and superintendent of Knott County School Systems. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Shepherd Wicker. Survivors include one son, Bernard Shayne Wicker of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Sheilah Ratliff of Estitl, Sherrie Slone of Prestonsburg, Margarette Hurt of Hindman and Toni Howard of Mousie; three brothers, Clyde Wicker and Pete Wicker, both of Mousie, and James Wicker of Ohio; three sisters, Bonnie Wicker of Michigan, and Margaret Marshall and Jessie Bell; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held  Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church at Mousie, with Clyde E. Wicker Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Wicker Family Cemetery at Mousie

April 8, 1998

Girtie DeBord

Age 69, of McDowell, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born April 25, 1928 at McDowell, she was the daughter of the late Greenbury and Minnie Osborne Howell. She was a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jephtha DeBord. Survivors include one son, Dewey Lee Howell of Martin; one sister, Birdie Collins of McDowell; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Buddy Jones and Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott Cemetery at Frasures Creek, McDowell.

Norma Cline

Age 90, of Pikeville, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in Gray, Tennessee. Born January 14, 1908 in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Matilda McCoy Robinson and Samuel Robinson. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Ocie Hastings of Gray, Tennessee, Emma Ray of Pikeville, and Recia Adams of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Mary Fields of Columbus, Ohio, and Irene Griffey of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 8, at l p.m., at
the Leannah Regular Baptist Church at Pilgrim, with Hiram Adldns and others officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson-Cline Cemetery at Pilgrim in
Martin County.

Ebbie Martin

Age 82, of Litt Carr, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at her home. Born February 17, 1917 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Bobby Thornsberry and Annie Bates Thornsberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Babe Martin. Survivors include seven sons, Delmas Martin of Glascow, Daniel Martin and Charles Ray Martin, both of Whitesburg, Fred Marlin of Elizabethtown, and Randolph Martin, Clyde Martin and Phillip Martin, all of Litt Cart; five daughters, Ruth Smith and Zella Mae Taylor, both Of Elizabethtown, Jannette Amburgey of Pinetop, Claudia Ann Nichols of Indiana, and Imogene Honeycutt of Litt Carr; three sisters, Eva Gibson of Langley, Millie Everage of Brinkley, and Rosie Slone of Batesville, Indiana; 27 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Bobby Amburgey and Don Pratt officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Litt Car.

Lillie Belle Boyd

Age 62, of Marshallville, formerly of Dana, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at her residence in Marshallville. Born April 8, 1935 at Honaker. she was the daughter of Susie Collins Kimbler of Harold and the late Bob Kimbler. She was a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Aaron Boyd. Survivors include two sons, James Edward Boyd of Salyersville and Ross Dean Boyd of Louisville; four daughters, Eva Mae Boyd of Banner, Ilene Boyd Howell and Dorothy Jean Conn, both of Dana, and Gloria Marie Damron of Lee City; four brothers, George Kimbler of New London, Ohio, Richard Kimbler of Honaker, Robie Kimbler of Ashland, Ohio, and Clinton Kimbler of Michigan; two sisters, Bama Shuman of New London, Ohio, and Carlie Kimbler of Harold; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating.
Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Dana.

Spicy Younce

Age 73, of Virgie, formerly of Little Robinson Creek, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born December 12, 1924 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late George and Minda Newsome Tackett. She was a member of the Robinson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pharo Younce. Survivors include six sons, Robert Younce of Newark, Delaware, Cecil Younce of Morehead, Perry Younce of Virgie, Danny Younce of Virgie, Paul Younce of Cynthiana, and Mac Arthur of Robinson Creek; three daughters, Willa Jones of Virgie, Mary Bentley of Betsy Layne and Sonja Bolden of Robinson Creek; many brothers and sisters; 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grand-children. Funeral services were Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at the Robinson Creek Regular Baptist Church with Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Pharo Younce Cemetery on Little Robinson Creek

April 10, 1998

Twila Branham

Age 44, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born November 7, 1953 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Greta Wells Branham of Auxier and the late John "Butch" Branham. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Lila Davis of Auxier. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Van West officiating. Burial will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

Ezra and Doris R. Martin

Ages 73 and 69 respectively, husband and wife of Allen, died Tuesday, April 7, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital following an automobile accident in Pikeville. They were united in marriage on March 10. 1945 at Minnie, and shared 53 years together. Ezra was born January 8, 1925 at Minnie, to the late Wayne and Luelle M. Martin. He was a retired coal miner with Rebel Coal Company, a charter member of the Pleasant Home
Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Doris was born July 20, 1928 at Hite, to Sadie (Osborne) Ratliff of Allen, and the late Vernon Ratliff. She was a retired Dental Assistant with Dr. Joe Taylor Hyden and a very active Charter Member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church. During their life together, they had three children: Tim Martin of Prestonsburg, Teresa Billips of Prestonsburg, and Jimmy Wayne Martin who precedes them in death.  Doris is also survived by four sisters: Dixie Hyden of Martin, Treva Martin of Prestonsburg, and Wanda Caudiil and Barbara Tackett both of Allen, Ezra is preceded in death by two brothers: Estill Martin and Kenis Martin. Joint funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church at Water Gap with the Rev. Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Avanelle Hale

Age 75, of Martin, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a short illness. Born July 4, 1922 at Blue River, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Johnson Ratliff. She was a member of the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church at Martin. Survivors include her husband. Clyde Hate; two sons, Roy Hale and Clarence Edward Hale, both of Martin; one sister, Roxie Justice of Banner; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 11, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergymen Jason Lowery, Squire Hamilton, James Tackett and other Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hale Family Cemetery at Martin.,

Joseph Grant Collins

Two-year-old son of Gregory and Rosetta Justice Collins of Stanville, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, from injuries sustained in an accident. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Gregory Chase Collins; his paternal grandmother, Lola Collins of Stanville; and his maternal grandparents, Joe B. Burchett and Hattie Justice of Pikeville. Funeral services will be Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Tom Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Ivel, with the clergyman Chuck Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Stanville, under the direction, of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be after 10 am today at the church.

Monia McKenzie

Age 73, of West Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born December 29, 1924 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Alfred and Sarah Jane Rose Elliott. She was preceded in death by her husband. Clarence McKenzie Survivors include two, sons, Danny McKenzie and Henry McKenzie, both of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Rosie Ann Owens  and Tammy Jane Greet, both of West Prestonsburg, Gwen L. Miller of West Van Lear, and Lillie Mae Nelson of Prestonsburg; one brother, Arville Elliott of Warsaw, Indiana; one sister, Rosie Robinson of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the McKenzie Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

April 15, 1998

Kathleen Conn Crum

Age 70, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died April 12, 1998. Born April 10, 1928 at martin, daughter of the late John B. and Dakota Crum Conn. She was preceded in death by husband Sol Crum Jr. Survivors include two sons, Garvin and Febel Crum; two daughters, Lena Page and Linda Ramos; three brothers, Venis, Dennis and randall Conn; three sister, Maxine Laferty, Tamal Beasley and Rethel Con. Burial was in the Samons Cemetery at Arkansas Creek.

Reedith Davis Gibson

Age 65, of Mayking, died April 14, 1998, Born Sept. 1, 1932 in Hall, she was the daughter of the late Stumbo and Bertha King Davis. She is survived by husband, Paul Gibson; one son, Gary L. Gibson; one daughter, Angela Scareberry; three brothers, Reece, Banner and Olen Davis; three sisters, Locie Blair, Anna Hall and Pauline McConnell. Burial was in the Strange Cemetery at Kite, KY.

Lee Hall

Age 75, of Wittensville, died April 13, 1998. Born June 5, 1922 in Beaver, He was the son of the late Drew and Rene Hamilton Hall. Survivors include wife, Alvanell Goble Hal; Nine sons, Richard McMillen, Donald Ray, Curt, Chet, Sammy, Ernest, Willie, Matthew Hall, Charles Clark; five daughters, Rhonda All, Rita Hall, Ilena Moore, Mary Sue Blevins and Diane Svacices; one brother, Bert Hall. Burial was in Davidson memorial gardens.

April 17, 1998

Della J. Powers

Age 70, of Femandina Beach, Florida, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a native of Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William G. Powers; three sons, Glen G. Powers of Yulee, Florida, Rev. Dan Powers of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Paul D. Powers of St. Mary's, Georgia; one daughter, Carol Shape of Fernandina Beach, Florida; one brother, Billy Goble of Horse Cave; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Bible Baptist Church, with Rev. Richard Freeman and Rev. Dan Powers officiating. Burial was in the Bosque-Bello Cemetery, under the direction of the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Anna Mae Scutchfield Shepherd

Age 72, of Water Gap, died Monday, April 13, 1998. She was born April 17, 1925 in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Frank and Sallie Cooley Scutchfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nero Shepherd. Survivors include one son, James Shepherd of Inez; two daughters, Shelba Phillips of Frankfort and Pauline Lambert of Prestonsburg; one brother, Beecher Scutchfield of Martin; one sister, Evelyn Warix of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery

April 22, 1998

Foster Hamilton

Age 74, of Alexandria, OH, formerly of Floyd died, April 20, 1998. Born Nov. 22 1923, s/o the late emit and Virgie Ellen Tackett Hamilton. survived by wife Laura Coldiron Hamilton. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria, OH.

Pearlie Carrol

Age 67, of Sunbury OH. Born Oct. 18 1930 at Printer, d/o the late Graig and Mary Jane Marshall Hunter. She was preceded in death by husband Carmel Carroll in 1995. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Virgil Rondle "Punk" Moore

Age 47, of Langley, died April 17, 1998. Born Oct. 30, 1950 at Langley, s/o Julius and Inez Tackett Moore. Burial was in the Click Cemetery on Henry's Branch, Langley, KY.

Laura Isaac Hall Johnson

Age 84, of Melvin, died April 19, 1998. born Dec. 17, 1913 in Floyd Co., d/o of the late Spencer and Hulda Johnson Isaac. She was preceded in death by husband Cool Johnson. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Ruby Brown

Age 87, of McDowell, died April 18, 1998. Born July 4, 1910 in Williamsburg, d/o the late Andy and Leter Steely Carr. She was preceded in death by husband Sill Brown on March 21, 1966. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Arminda "Dolly" Slone

Age 56, of Prestonsburg, died April 18, 1998.Born July 17, 1941 in Floyd Co. d/o the late Clarence and Sara Smith Potter. Her husband Dan D. Slone Survives. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens.

David L. Stephens

Age 63, of Hager Hill, formerly of Floyd, died April 10, 1998. S/o Dave C. Stephens and the late Dora Snapp Stephens. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

April 24, 1998

John Franklin Ramey Sr.

Age 78, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at his home, following a long illness. Born March 16, 1920, at Thealka, he was the son of the late Russell and Virginia McKenzie Rarney. He was an ordained minister of the First Church of God at Glo. tie was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member and former chaplain of American Legion Post No. 295 at Garrett. He retired from Martin County Coal Corporation, and was a certified electrical engineer. He attended the North Woodbury Alliance Church. Survivors include his wife, Opal Boyd Ramey; three sons, Jim Ramey of Lexington, Dan L. Ramey of Frankfort and John F. Ramey Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio; one daughter, Carolyn S. Turner of Mansfield, Ohio; four brothers, Russell Ramey Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland, James Ramey of Paintsville, Melvin Ramey of Lexington, and David Ramey of Paintsville; two sisters, Mary Slone of Paintsville and Hazel Hartge of Shelby, Ohio; nine grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24, at the 11 a.m., at the Snyder Funeral Home, with Rev. Brian E. Burbin officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Memorial Park, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold graveside military honors.

Ballard E. Hall

Age 79, of Banner, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born November 6, 1918 at Banner, he was the son of the late Greeberry and-Rebecca Elizabeth Collins Hall. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Vernie J. Patrick Hall; three sons, David Lee Hall of Prestonsburg, and Dennis R. Hall and Gary L. Hall, both of Banner; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Moore of Pikeville, and Julia Mae Clark of Harold; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, April 24, at I p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery at Banner.

Logan Tackett

Age 76, of Clearfield, formerly of Printer, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at the Saint Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Born January 1, 1922, he was the son of the late Henry and Cordillia McClanhan Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA, DAV, and the Sutton Baptist Church at Shelbiana. He was preceded in death by a son, Herman Tackett, and one sister, Rhoda Jones. He is survived by his wife, Florida Parsons Tackett; one son, Chester Tackett of Lexington; one daughter, Rhonda F. Smith of Gentry, Arkansas; two brothers, Andrew Tackett of Camargo, and Tommy Tackett of Salyersville; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Scou Tackett officiating. Burial is in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.