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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

April 2, 1999

Virgil McGuire

Age 75, of Jeffersonville, died February 25, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. Born April 29, 1923, in Floyd County, the son of Ella Scutchfield MeGuire of Jeffersonville and the late Frank McGuire. He was a retired carpenter and miner and Army WWII Purple Heart recipient. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Roach McGuire. Survivors, other than his wife and mother, include two daughters, Pam Garner and Cindy Harvey, both of Jeffersonville; five sons, George Edward McGuire of Ravenna, Ohio, Mike McGuire of Jeffersonville, Steve McGuire of Morehead; Roger and Daniel Paul McGuire, both of Lexington; two brothers, Palmer McGuire of Hanoverton, Ohio and Bill McGuire of Trenton, Ohio; six sismrs, Susan Shepherd of Somerville, ,Ohio; Marie Shepherd of Trenton, Ohio; Mary Miller of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Katie Prunty of Middletown, Ohio, Mae Ballard of Means, and Flary Back of Gratis, Ohio; 18, grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 28, at 11 a.m., at the Little Ella United Baptist Church, with Elders Darrell Miller, Curt Smith and Clarence Mathis officiating. Burial was in the McGuire Cemetery, with American Legion Military rites

Marvin Akers

Age 86, of Berea, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the Rockcastle County Hospital. He was born in Prestonsburg, October 24, 1912, the son of the
late Albert and Octava Burchette Akers. He was a retired farmer and coal miner, and was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 885 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evalena DeLong Akers. Survivors include three sons, Alvin Akers of La Grange, Albert Akers of Nicholasville, and Gaylord Akers of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Shirley Davis of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, April 2, 11 a.m., at Berea Cemetery .

Namon Akers

Age 88, of Banner, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born on March 11, 1911, in
Floyd County, he was the son of the late Amos Akers and Minnie Clifton Akers Smith. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Carol Boyd of Banner, Patricia Ann McGuire of Prestonsburg, Jeanette Jean Akers of Prestonsburg; six brothers, Burnis Akers and Leonard Akers, both of J3anner, Woodrow Akers of Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, James Akers of Dana, Charlie Akers, Detroit, Michigan, Lee
Akers of Ashland, Ohio; two sisters, Annie Howell of Dana, Josephine Akers of Ashland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 3, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, with Woody Crum assisting in the ceremony.
Burial will be in the Burnis Akers Cemetery at Banner.

Billy Powers

Age 69, of Auxier, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Bom on March 21, 1930, in Johnson County, he was the son of James Powers of Auxier, and the late Bonnie Previtt Powers. He was a disabled coal miner; a member of D.A.V. Chapter 18 at Auxier; a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church; and a Korean War veteran. Survivors include five sons, Randy Powers, Robert Shane Powers, Lloyd Gregory Powers and Ricky Joe Powers all of Auxier, and Jeffery Powers of Jamestown; four brothers, Richard Powers of Auxler, Robert Powers of Abbott, Glenn Powers, and Jimmy Powers, both of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Margie Fannin of Van Lear, Deanna Harless of Johnson County, Charlene Harless of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Maggie Collins of Auxier; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 2, at 2 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Southie Fannin Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Willie James Elliott

Age 86, of Harold, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on February 10, 1913. in Harold, he was the son of the late B.E and Virgie Hall Elliott. He was retired from the C&O Railroad Marine Department World War II veteran, and DAV member at Betsy Layne. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Rife Elliott. Other survivors include a stepson, Fred Rife of Harold. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 2, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Michael Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ive.

Goldie Shelton

Age 84, of Virgie, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at her residence. She was born December 31, 1914, the daughter of the late Tilford Beverly and Della Wright Beverly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Shelton. She is survived by three daughters, Emmalene Powers of Urbana,
Indiana, Judy McKenzie of Wabash, Indiana and Susan Shelton Kendrick of Virgie; one sister, Maggie Adkins Buckfield; seven grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at 'the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be in the Drift Cemetery.

Lowana Jarrell Bearden

Age 58, of Dana, died March 30, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a long illness. She was born January 29, 1941, in Dana, the daughter of the late Bruce Jarrell and Birdie Boyd Jarrell, Survivors include one son, Terry Lee Bearden of Dallas, Georgia; one daughter, Barbara Gail Whitener of Blue Ridge, Georgia; four brothers, James Jarrell of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Jarrell of Warren, Michigan, Clifford Jarrell of Ivel, Troy and Gary Jarrell both of Dana; three sisters, Anna Ray Boyd and Margaret Boyette, both of Dana, Uvon Fruciano of Warren, Michigan; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Jarrell Cemetery at Dana.

lvel Ratliff

Age 72, of McDowell, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was bom June 1, 1926, in Pike County, the son of the late Fred Ratliff and Elizabeth Robinson Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner; formerly employed by Inland Steel, Island Creek and
National Mines coal cqmpanies, and a member of the First Church of God, and the UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Bernice Hall Ratliff.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kenny Ray Ratliff of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Randal Lee Ratliff of Springfield, Tennessee; two daughters, Deborah Ratliff Craft of Paintsville, Teresa Ratliff Moore of McDoweil; one brother, Edward Ratliff of Ypsilanti, Michigan; eight grand-
children and two great-grandchildren. Furnal services wi!l: be conducted Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Arnold Tumer, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell

Martha Hamilton Duricka

Age 80, of Lackey, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on June l, 1918, in Floyd
County, she was the daughter of the late William and Eva Hughes Allen. She was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Duricka. Survivors include one son, Noah A. Hamilton of Kouts, Indiana; one daughter, Sheila Ann Frasure of Michigan City, Indiana; one brother, William Ray Allen of Athens, Tennessee; two sisters, Katherine Haywood of Paducah, Ada Schwanke of Florida; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral
Home. Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery at Lackey.

Larry Noble Anderson

Age 58, of Hamilton, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at his residence. He was born in Wayland, on October i5, 1940, the son of Dorothy Frady Anderson, of Hamilton, Ohio, and the late John Marvin Anderson. He was a self-employed painter and worked for the Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Westside Church of Christ. Survivors, other than his mother, include a daughter, Karen Sue Anderson Barrett of Dayton, Ohio: three brothers, Gary Anderson, of Griffin, Georgia; Randall Anderson of Hamilton, Ohio; and John Anderson Jr., of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Gaybe Campbell, of Pleasant Shade, Tennessee; and Karen Polen of Hamilton, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be con-
ducted Saturday, April 3, 1 p.m., at the Wayland Methodist Church, with Pastor Brad Tackett officiating.

 

April 7, 1999

Randell Lee (Tad) Boyd

Age 56, of Martin, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on October 25, 1942, in Martin, he was the son of Amy Robinson Boyd of Martin, and the late Martin Vance Boyd. He was disabled. Survivors include four brothers, Henry Boyd of Louisville, Clyde
Boyd of Martin, William Boyd of Celina, Ohio, John Boyd of Clearwater; five sisters, Mary Conn of Martin, Frankie Conley of Van Lear, Diane Boyd of Wakeman, Ohio, Fannie Louise (Dot) Boyd of Vermilion. Ohio, and Gail Crumley of ShellyviIle, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 5, at I p.m., at the Church of Christ, Arkansas Creek, Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Family
Cemetery on Arkansas Creek, at Martin.

Betty Page Johnson

Betty Page Johnson, 63, of Georgetown, formerly of Dwale, died Wednesday, March 31, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on April l l, 1935, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Arlland and Mary McGinnis Page. She was a private sitter for the elderly and a member of the Church of God in Georgetown. Survivors include one Son, David Johnson of Winchester; three sisters, Lou Emma Hancock of Wayne, West Virginia, Odie Howard of Van Lear, and Lillie Mae Stephens of Huntington, West Virginia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 4, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rick Hamilton and Jim Smith officiating.

Mitchell Lee Campbell

Mitchell Lee Campbell, 54, of Garner, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on July 11, 1944, in Knott County, he was the son of Callie Combs Campbell of Larkslane and the late Floyd Campbell. He was a disabled laborer.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Thomas Campbell; four sons, David Campbell, Michael Campbell, Randy Campbell, Carter Campbell, all of Larkslane; two daughters, Debbie Sizemore and Aline Campbell of Larkslane; two sisters, Geraldine Slone of Garner, Aline Campbell of Larkslane and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 5, at 1 p.m., at the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church at Mousie, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Campbell Family Cemetery at Larkslane.

Elmer Watkins

Age 65, of Ivel, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Ivel, following an extended illness. Born on December 21, 1933, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Riley and Dosha Cole Watkins. He was retired from R&S Body. He was a veteran and member of DAV Chapter 18, Auxier. He is survived by his wife, Nancy' Goble Watkins. Other survivors include two sons, David Wayne Watkins and Elmer Charles Watkins, both of Ivel; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Witt of Harold; three sisters, Ruby Haynes of Pikeville, Katherine Sanders of Betsy Layne, Pricilla Faye Wicker of Somerset and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 4, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home: at Martin, with Chuck Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Wyoma Tackett

Wyoma Tackett, 83, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 3, 1916, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Hannah Gearheart Moore. She was a member of the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt Tackett. Survivors include four sons, GaJ'y Tackett of Akron, Ohio, Larry Tackett of Louisville, Kenneth Tackett of Youngstown, Ohio, Morris Tackett of Hi Hat; six daughters, Patty Johnson of Canton, Ohio, Bobble McGuire, and Betty Little, both of Hi Hat, Eula Scott of Winchester, Teresa Miller of Van Lear, Connie Roberts of Drift; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 4, at 10 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery at Price.

Howard W. (Fred) Stumbo

Age 76, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of McDowell, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Born on November 29, 1922, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Grover and Minnie Hopkins Stumbo. He was a retired utilities worker. Survivors include three sons, Joey Paul Reinhart of Indiana, Kirk Rojas of Kentucky, Danny Stumbo of Ypsilanti, Michigaan; two daughters, Freda Akers of McDowell,
Brenda Stumbo of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two brothers, Glen Stumbo of Florida, William (Bill) Stumbo of Kentucky; three sisters, Dottic Musselman of Ohio. Sue Jane Beazley of Tennessee, Rosemary Compton of Florida; eight grandchildren and two great-g randchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Stumbo Cemetery at Minnie.

Lucy Patrick McHone

Age 90, of Chelsea, Michigan, died Saturday, April 3, at Stockbridge Country Manor in Michigan. She was born on February 16, 1909, in Bradley, the daughter of Kern and Willie (Bailey) Patrick. She had resided in Chelsea since 1937. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Following
32 years of service, she retired in 1972 from the Federal Screw Works where she had been an inspector. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy McHone. Survivors include two daughters, Alfreda Grable of Jackson. Michigan and Delores Bemer of Ann Arbor, Michigan; three sisters, Vergie Harrity of Florida, Cassie Allen of Prestonsburg, and Verglinda Stephens of Chelsea, Michigan; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral servces were conducted Tuesday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, Michigan, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.

Curtis Bartley

Curtis Bartley, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. He was born June 12, 1918, in Ashcamp, the son of the late Paris Bartley and Maudie McCoy Bartley. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Navy, World War II Veteran.
Survivors include one son, Curtis Bartley Jr. of Hesparia, California: two daughters, Diann Moon and Dena Patton, both of Prestonsburg; one step-son, Randolph Burchett II, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one step-daughter. Gail Carden of California; two brothers, Tandy Bartley of Williamson, West Virginia, Earl Bartley of New Smyrna, Florida; two sisters, Lottie Turner of Wayland, Albutus "Boots" Powers of Texas; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergyman Tommy Valentine, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ive.

April 9, 1999

Mabel Bolen

Age 78, of Ft. Pierce, Florida, formerly of Harold, died Monday, April 5, 1999 at her residence following an extended illness Born October 9, 1920, in Boleyn, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Polly Bolen. Survivors include her husband, Andy Bolen; one daughter, Barbara Porter of Ft. Pierce, Florida; one brother, Jackie Bolen of Garner; and one sister, LaVeme Coppas of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Sterlin and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Anna Hicks Daniels

Age 88, of Morrow, Ohio, formerly of Garrett, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Pine Crest Nursing Home, Morrow, Ohio, following a long illness. She was born June 1, 1910, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Alex Hicks and Dora Ellen Chaffins Hicks. She was a member of the Little Union United Baptist Church, Garrett. Her husband, William "Bill" Daniels, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Franklin Daniels of Anderson Township, Ohio, John C. Daniels of Nashville, Tennessee; five daughters, Bonnie Jean Jacobs of Stanville, Maureen Hollingsworth of Gulfport, Mississippi, Janavene Burchwell of Georgetown, Ohio, Palestine Griffith and Beatrice Horton, both of Morrow, Ohio; one brother, Hubert Hicks of Eastern; one sister, Mary Daniels of Garrett, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grand- children, and nine great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Troy Lee Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Guy Brown Cemetery, Stone Coal, Garrett,

Albert Hackworth

Age 85, of David, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born February 8, 1914, at Middle Creek, he was the son of the late Harry and Della Stephens Hackwonh. He was a former coal miner, last worked for Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Amett Hackworth, on January 11, 1996. Survivors include one son, Larry Hackworth of Chelsea, Michigan; one daughter, Jo Ann Lyon of David; three brothers, Jerry Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ballard Hackworth and Gordon Hackworth, both of Warsaw, Indiana; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ed Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Amett Family Cemetery at Howard Branch, Salyersville

April 14, 1999

Bobby Rollins

Age 67, of Owenton, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the V.A. Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born August 6, 1931, at Davidson, Tennessee, a son of the late Mack and Ova Lee Johnson Rollins. He was married to Patty Yates Rollins who survives him and resides at Owenton. He was a truck driver, and U.S. Army veteran. Other survivors include three sons, Dennis Rollins, and Mike Rollins both of Owenton, Richard Bollins of Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Linda Sue Cantrell of Hampton, Virginia, Maxine Sanders of Taylor, Michigan. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted, Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Paintsville with Randy Johnson officiating.

Gladys C. Powell

Age 87, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born March 27, 1912, at Parsons, West Vkginia, a daughter of the late William James and Virginia Susan (Calx) Plaugher. She was married to Macklin Powell who precedes her in death. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg and a member of the Eastern Star, Ada Chapter No. 24 in Prestonsburg. She is survived by one brother, Leslie Plaugher of Los Angeles, California; and one sister, Leatha Joy of Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be con- ducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Anna Mae Combs Rice

Age 70, of Mousie, died April 1, 1999 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital at Martin. She was born in Knott County on April 23, 1928 to the late Billie Combs and Made Bolen Combs. She is survived by three brothers, Arthur Combs of Edgewater, Florida, Archie Combs and James "Bud" Combs of Mousie; five sisters, Ruth Combs of Mousie, Erna Jean Martin of Cox's Creek, Bobbie Conley of Williamsburg, Ohio, Allie Colley of Hippo, and Nell Conn of Loveland, Ohio; seven nephews and 10 nieces. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 3, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Darrell Short officiating. Burial followed in the Billie Combs Cemetery at Mousie

Edgar E. (Red) Wright

Age 70, of Martin, died Sunday, April I1, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 27, 1928, in Dock, he was the son of the late George and Nettie Pitts Wright. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and a disabled truck driver. Survivors include one son, Steve Wright of Martin; one brother, Bill Buck Wright of Mentone, Indiana; five sisters, Daisy Barnett and Hazel Campbell, both of Martin, Mae Johnson of Marion, Indiana, Myrtle Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Edna Bradley of Boldman; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Manns, Randolph Crisp and Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the Wright Cemetery, Bucks Branch, Martin.

Steve Jacobs

Age 61, of Pippa Passes, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Hollybush, on January 23, 1938, the son of John Jacobs and Havana Jacobs. He is survived by four sons, Dallas and Johnny B. Jacobs, both of Pippa Passes, Eugene Jacobs of McDowell, and Scotty Jacobs of Indiana; three daughters, Leida Jacobs and Joanna Collins, both of Pippa Passes, and Alice Parsons of Mousie; three brothers, Craner, Denzil and Dean Jacobs; four sis- ters, Judy Jacobs, Laureda Baker, Juanita Slone and Kathrine Hall; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 11, at 10 a.m., at the Mt. Olive Regular Baptist Church at Pippa Passes, with Clyde Jacobs officiating. Burial was in the Trace Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Ray Ratliff

Age 77, of Elkhom City, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Bom July 16, 1921, in Pike County, he was the son of the late John Ratliff and Lona Ratliff Layne. He was a coal mine inspector, a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church, the Masonic Fraternity, UMWA, and army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rebel Coleman Ratliff. Other survivors include three brothers, Freddie Ratliff of Regina, Billy Rafiiff and Ted Layne, both of Shelbiana; two daughters, Judy Harmon and Debbie Ratliff, both of Wolfpit; two sisters, Christine Robinson of Pikeville, Ruby Hamlin of Wolfpit; and four grand-children and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at the Justice Funeral Services-Morris Chapel, with Glen Hall and Hiram Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville.

Liza Strange Waddles

Age 92, of Bypro, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born March 10, 1907, in Kite, the daughter of the late Ferrell Strange and Laura King Strange. She was preceded in death by her husband, Greeley Waddles. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Lee Johnson of Hi Hat, Vera Patty Belcher of Wheelwright, Leslie Knowlton of Pearl Beach, Michigan, Louise Tackett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari, Monroe Jones, Buddy Jones and Ellis Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the Waddles-Hall Cemetery at Kite

Archie Moore

Age 77, of Bypro, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on August 12, 1921, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Sam and Della Osborne Moore. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Moore, on May 8, 1997. Survivors include one .son, Leroy Moore of Montrose, Michigan; five daughters, Dorothy Henson of Wheelwright, Jearley Moore of Bypro, Barbara Branham of Clio, Michigan, Ann Russ of Maryland, Judy Climer of Alamo, Tennessee; one sister, Ruth Thornsberry of Wheelwright; seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, April 14. at 11 }a.m. at the  Upper Burton Free Pentecostal Church of God at Bypro, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Delmar Rowe

Age 65, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at H R M C, following a brief illness, Born on Apr/l 16, 1933, in Martin, he was the son of the late Claude and Susan Ousley Rowe. He was a retired engineer from Ky. W. Va. Gas Company, and a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Slone Rowe; two sons, Paul S. Rowe and Greg K. Rowe, of Auxier; two daughters, Teresa Lynn Rowe, Angela Osborne, both of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Gladys Wolfe and Augusta Carter, both of Ohio, Rhonda Rowe, and Ann Rowe, both of Langley; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, with Bud Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at lvel.

 

 

April 16, 1999

Flem Blanton

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 12, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Darcas Fairchild and Roscoe Blanton, he was born March 10, 1917, in Kenwood. He was a pipefitter and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sina Rice Blanton; his son, Warren Blanton of Allen; two daughters, Juanita B. McKinney of Louisville and Loretta B. Hunt of South Bend, Indiana; one sister, Gusta McCarty of Oil Springs; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, at 11 a.m., in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Manford Fannin, Jerry Smith and Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial was made in the Roscoe Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs.

Johnny Compton

Age 72, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Bom on May 25, 1926, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Abe and Geneva West Compton. He was a retired cook. Survivors include one sister, Sophie Damron of Grundy, Virginia. Graveside services will be conducted, Friday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, with Leonard Kiser officiating.

Tilda Cole

Age 71, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital of an extended illness. Born in Honaker, November 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Sally Lawson Hughes and Alex Hughes. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cole. Survivors include three sons, James (Bubby) Phillips of Harold, Mike Phillips of Louisville, John Cole Jr. of Pikeville; three daugh- ters, Lorraine Billiter of Pikeville, Joyce Hall of Grethel, Pheobe Luster of Joes Creek; three broth- ers, Robert B. Hughes of Honaker, Jack Hughes of Sevierville, Tennessee, Willie Hughes of Pikeville; one sister, Billie Spears Zebulon; 13 grandchildren and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Cowpen Freewill Baptist Church, with Robert Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park.

Nancy Meade Brown

Age 90, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday. April 14, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a three-month illness. Born July 23, 1908, at Myrtle, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Amanda Bays Meade. She was preceded in death by her hus- band, Jason Brown, on July 14, 1985. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include six daughters, Katheleen Shepherd of Shelbyville, Aleene Brown of Prestonsburg, Barbara McCarty of Meally, Emogene Shank of Louisville, Paulina Sammons of Pierceton, Indiana, and Maxine Braniger of Louisville; two sons, Cledith Brown of Piketon, Ohio, and James Brown of Pinevilte; 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Family Cemetery at Ivyton.

Nelson Tackett

Age 74, of Grethel, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on September 26, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John Tackett and Josie Hall Tackett. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Hall Tackett. Survivors include three sons, James Tackett of Galveston, Nelson Tackett Jr. of Grethel. Michael Tackckett Hueysville: three daugh- ters, Lou Teresa Tackett of Grethel, Lou Creasie Hall of Wooster, Ohio, Avanelle (Cookie) Dotson of Morehead; two brothers, Orville Tackett of Floyd County and Fred Tackett of McDowell; one sister, Zell McCoy of Ohio; 15 grandchil- dren and seven great-grandchil- dren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, April' 17, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

April 21, 1999

 

Allred "Buster" Newsom

Age 68, of Grethel, Kentucky, husband of Diana Sturgill Newsom, passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999, at his residence. He was born October 29, 1930, in Grethel, the son of the late Robert Newsom and Effie Hall Newsom. He was a retired, self-employed coal operator, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the V.F.W. in Prestonsburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ritchie Newsom and Ronnie Newsom, both of Grethel, and Allred Newsom Jr. of Teaberry; two daughters, Sheree Hall of Galveston and Carrie Akers of Lexington; five brothers, Morris Newsom and Rofolo Newsom, both of Harold, Icess Newsom and Greeley Newsom, both of Grethel, and Lennis Newsom of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Josephine Frasure, Joyce Hix and Linda Kay Hamilton, all of Grethel, and Genevieve Ball of Lorain, Ohio; seven grandchil- dren, Brent David Newsom, Kevin Newsom, Ricky Newsom, Dustin Akers, Derrick Akers, Brittany Hamilton and Levi "Bo" Hamilton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mavis Frasure Newsom, and one brother, R.S. Newsom. Funeral services for Allred "Buster" Newsom will be conducted Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Tackett Cemetery, Grethel.

Tracy Howell

Age 42, of Harold, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, following a brief illness. Born on November 15, 1956, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Jeff and Phena Adkins Howell. He was a mechanic and member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Debra Hayes Howell; three brothers, Levi Howell, and Kermit Howell, both of Galveston and Willie Howell of Shreve, Ohio; five sisters, Holly Stierele of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Melissa Martin of Ashland, Geneva Hunter of Galveston, Phyllis Coleman of Somerset and Flora McCune of Farmington Hill, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tommy Bush officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Barbara Jean Wynsma

Age74, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born August 20, 1924, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been engaged in Christian work for 50 years in Floyd County with Scripture Memory Mountain Mission and Caney Bible Church. She is survived by her sister, La Verne Tromp, and brothers Wallace Wynsma and James Wynsma, all of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Andy Seibert officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Nathanael Cemetery at Emmalena.

Joel Dwayne Spradlin

Age 35, of Grethel, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born on June 25, 1963, in Pikeville, he was the son of James R. Spradlin of Boldman, and the late Nora Beatrice Branham Spradlin. He was a stock clerk for Wal- Mart in Pikeville. Survivors include his wife, Patty Evans Spradlin; two daughters, Ashley Nicole Spradlin, and Elizabeth Marie Spradlin, both of Grethel; and two brothers, Glen Spradlin and Troy Spradlin, both of Grethel; and one sister, Bonita Newsome of Grethel. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 19, at 10 a.m., atthe Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Galveston.

Azzle Tackett

Age 65, of Beaver, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born June 11, 1933, in Beaver, the son of the late Hampton Tackett and Mirty Nunnery Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the U.M.W.A. He is survived by his wife, Clara Bentley Tackett; four sons, Larry Tackett of Columbus, Ohio, Mark Tackett of Hite, Gary Tackett and John G. Tackett, both of Beaver; four daughters, Susan Reed, Carolyn A. Bishop, Anita May, and Mary L. Tackett, all of Beaver; five brothers, Robert L. Tackett, Eurie Tackett and Aaron Tackett, all of Beaver, Hasel Tackett of Beckley, West Virginia, Jay Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Beatrice Tackett of Beaver; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon, with the clergymen David Reed, Hershel Baldridge, and Eugene Haney officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott-Reynolds Cemetery at Beaver.

Bessie Martin Cecil

Age 85, of Allen, formerly of Harold, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was born December 2, 1913, in Galveston, the daughter of the late Jake and Maudie Martin. Survivors include six sons, Richard Cecil of Sandusky, Ohio, Andrew Cecil and Hillard Cecil, both of Stanville, Howard Cecil of Spring Hill, Florida, Charles Cecil and Mack Cecil, both of Sevierville, Tennessee; three daughters, Rhoda Springstead of Sandusky, Ohio, Jodie Cummings of Gulfport, Mississippi, Maudie May of Allen; two sisters, Kate Miller and Marie Paul, both of Bellevue, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conduct- ed Monday, April 19, at I I a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Clergymen Belmont Johnson and Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

April 23, 1999

Virginia Auxier Sapko

Age 83, of Miami Florida, formerly of Auxier, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in Florida. A native of Floyd County, she was bom May 29, 1915, the daughter of the late Charles and Bell Hall Auxier. She was a retired beautician and associated with her husband in Pensula Air Craft Company in Miami. Survivors include her husband, Edward Sapko; one sister, Maggie Turner, of Winchester, and a step-son, Dave Sapko of Houston, Texas,. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

George H. "Boar" Bentley

Age 67, of Wayland, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born May 9, 1931, in Lackey, the son of the late Willie Oscar Bentley and Bessie Whitt Bentley. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Isaac Bentley. Other survivors include three sons, Herman Bentley Jr., of Garrett, Willie Bentley and Ross Bentley both of Wayland; two daughters, Sandra Rose Bowlin of Detroit, Michigan, Pamela Ross of Martin; three brothers, Roger Bentley of Topmost, Bobby Bentley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Dean Bentley of Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Nora Lee Murriell of Dema, Faye Griffith of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ann Gibson of Marion, Ohio, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 22, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergymen Wayne Stephens and Sterlin Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery at Topmost.

Minnie Violet Frye

Age 97, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died Monday, April 19, 1999 in the Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born February 5, 1902, in Rawl West Virginia, the daughter of the late Roland Runyon and Alice Hatfield Runyon. Her husband, Haskel Frye Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Ralph Frye and Hubert Frye, both of Martin, Haskel Frye Jr., of Lexington; one daughter, Marlene Arms of Grove City, Ohio; one sister, Pansy Justice of Canada; 13 grandchildren, and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday April 23, at l p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Helen Meadows

Age 60, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Bom on January 15, 1939, in Premier, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Katherine Facello Buchannon, of Wyandotte, Michigan, and the late Charles Buchannon. Survivors include her husband, Charles Meadows; two sons, Steve Meadows of Prestonsburg and Charles Henry Meadows of South Carolina; two brothers, Stanley Mitchell of Wyandotte, Michigan, Michael Buchannon of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one sister, Deborah Jefferies of Sterling Heights, Michigan; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Bonnie Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

April 28, 1999

Rosemary Clifton Whitten Grigsby

Age 60, of Mousie, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at H R M C, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Bom on December 3, 1938, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron (Ernie) and Virginia Richmond Clifton. She was retired from the Johnson County School System, where she was a teacher for 30 years; a member of the First Baptist Church at Mousie; a member of the Eastern Star No. 497 at Lowmanville; and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include one son, Chester Whitten of Thelma; one brother, Franklin Clifton of Virginia; and one sister, Nancy Homes of Printer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Clyde Wicker officiating. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery at Mousie.

J.G. Woods

Age 63, of Allen, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at his residence, following a extended illness. Born January29, 1936, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Astor and Hazel Riddle Woods. He was a contract laborer, a member of the Benedict Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hunt Woods. Other survivors include one son, Scottie Woods of Allen; three brothers, Palmer Woods, Cline Woods, both of Allen, Elmer Gene Woods, of Chesterville, Virginia; two sisters, Wanda Gail Woods of Prestonsburg, Norma Alice Spears of Allen and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 27, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch and Mike Caldwell officiating, Burial was in the Jarrell Cemetery on Slick Rock at Cow Creek.

Goldia Porter Short Williams

Age 88, of Allen, Ky., passed away Monday, April 26, 1999, at her residence. She was bom April 19, 1911, in Allen, Ky., the daughter of the late Henry Porter and Katie Osborne Porter. A member of the Eastern Star, a member of the First Baptist Church, Allen, Ky.; and a lifelong supporter of mission work of Southern Baptists. Survivors include one son, Larry Douglas Short, Allen, Ky.; one brother, Herman Porter, Allen, Ky.; two grandchildren, Dr. Clarissa Ann Short Beiting and Carolyn Melissa Short Reisz. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Honorable Forrest Douglas Short, her 2nd husband, Dr. James Sankey Williams and one brother, Henry Porter. Funeral Services for Goldia Porter Short Williams will be conducted Thursday, April 29, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Dr. French Harmon and Rev. Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the May Cemetery, May Branch, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Rosalie Castle Glauser

Age 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Eastern, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Kansas City. She was born September 9, 1942, in Stambaugh, the daughter of James F. Castle and Virginia Castle of Langley. She was retired from Harcross Chemical, Kansas City, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Howard G. Glauser. Survivors, other than her husband and parents, include two daughters, Sandra Vestal and Karrie Ciafullo, both of Kansas City, Missouri; three step- sons, Gary Glauser, Michael Glauser and Robert Glauser, all of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Paul Castle of Langley; four sisters, Delores Rudy of Maysville, Sue Salmons of Risner, Linda Hicks and Debbie Stumbo, both of Langley; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 26, at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Mary H. (Goodman) Smith

Age 59, of Marshall, Michigan, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her home following a long illness. She was born April 13, 1939, in Allen, the daughter of Andy and Anna (Wright) Goodman. She was a member of the Community Church of God in Marshall. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Smith; three daughters, Cathy (Ray) Williams of Homer, Brenda Hall of Lansing, and Karen Wallace of Battle Creek; two sons, John Smith of Tekonsha, and Ernest Smith Jr. of Battle Creek; one brother, Clifford Goodman of Marshall; eight sisters, Virginia Shepherd, Betty Cole, Billie Rae Fox, all of Marshall, Alta McNally of Florida, Annette Schroll of Battle Creek, Faye Breezy of Quincy, Sarah Murphy of Homer and Rosie Goodman of Jonesville; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Tippen officiating. Interment was in Oakridge Cemetery.

Ben Fraley Jr.

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1917, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Ben and Virgie Hopson Fraley. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Church of God, Prestonsburg. Survivors include his wife, Vida Wilson Fraley; one daughter, Sue Blackburn of Prestonsburg; sisters, Irene Spradlin and Evelyn Spradlin, both of Prestonsburg, and Martella Ratliff of South Bend, Indiana; one half-brother, Al Fraley of Prestonsburg; one half-sister, Lana Douglas Howard of Commerce Township, Michigan; one stepbrother, Isaac Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Canner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Garland Lacy and Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Burial was in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Monroe Newsome

Age 85, of Betsy Layne, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Wakeman, Ohio. He was bom February 6, 1914, in Penny, the son of the !ate Wilburn Newsome and Victoria Newsome. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Codie Henson Newsome. He is survived by one son, Teddy Newsome of Wakeman, Ohio; two daughters, Clara Shelton of Elkhart, Indiana, Marlene Hamilton of Ypsilanti, Michigan; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Regular Baptist ministers offi- ciating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Janet Stambaugh

Age 64, of Auxier, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center in Lexington. Born September 3, 1934, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Onda Wells Holbrook and the late Darwin Wells. She was a retired U.S. Postmaster. She is survived by her husband, Clem R. Stambaugh. Other survivors include one son, Clem W. Stambaugh of Lexington; one daughter, Susan Stratton of West Van Lear; one granddaughter, and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Wells' Cemetery at Auxier.

Hattie Hall

Age 75, of Bypro, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born November 28, 1923, in Kite, she was the daughter of the late Will and Mary Alice Slone Thomsberry. Member of the Burton Free Pentecostal Church at Bypro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hall Jr. Survivors include three sons, Delmas Hall of New Mexico, Douglas Hall of Novi, Michigan, Denzil Hall of Clarksville, Georgia; four daughters, Glenda Summerlin of Elkland, Missouri, Linda Edwards of Lake City, Florida, Brenda Baker of Chicago, Illinois, Marlene Hall of Bypro; three sisters, Odessa ClarkofLansing, Michigan, Artie Amburgey of Bypro, Ruth Huff of Bevinsville; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m., at the Burton Free Pentecostal Church at Bypro, with Louis Sandlin, Darby Ashley and Elder Roy Cosby officiating, Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Ronald Gene Vance

Age 59, of Beaver, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at his residence. He was born January 19, 1940, in Beaver, a son of Earnest and Manerva Osborne Vance of Beaver. He was a retired coal operator for J & V Coal Company. He is survived by his wife, Eva June Hamilton Vance. Other survivors include two sons, Ronald Dean Vance and Randall Gene Vance, both of Beaver; three daughters, Penny Gall Vance Gray and Deborah Kay Vance Tackett, both of Beaver, Teresa Lynn Vance Bentley of McDowell; two brothers, Michael Vance of Beaver, William Dewey Vance of McDowell; six sisters, Lorraine Vance Harris Corey of McDowell, Ruth Vance Grottle of Ohio, Ernestine Vance Kendrick of Michigan, Gail Vance Slone of Beaver, Germa Jo Vance Kinney of Michigan, Greta Vance Fife of Tennessee, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in the Samaria Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating, Burial was in the Vance Cemetery at Beaver.

Herman Shepherd

Age 54, of Hueysville. died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at H R M C in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness, Born April 16, 1945, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Henry and Nora Prater Shepherd. He was an disabled steel worker. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Marie Shepherd. Other survivors include two sons, Freddie Shepherd of Langley, Eric Lee Shepherd of Hueysville; three brothers, Randall Shepherd, Tramble Shepherd, and Thurmal Shepherd all of Hueysville; one sister, Rosie Manns of Winamacy, Indiana; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, with William Shepherd and Donnie Hackworth officiating, Burial was in the Salyers Cemetery on Salyers Branch at Hueysville.

William "Jack" Ryan

Age 81, of Enterprise, Florida, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, April 21 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and was the son of the late Loddie May White and George Ryan. He was a funeral director and owner of Ryan Funeral Home in Martin until he closed its doors in 1954. He moved to Florida and became control center operator for Florida Power Corp-Turner plant for 30 years. He was a member of the DeLand Elks Lodge No. 1463 and a former member of the Prestonsburg Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Ryan; one son, William Patrick Ryan of Orange City, Florida; one brother, Milton E. Ryan of Prestonsburg; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, in Lankford Orange City Chapel. Burial was made in Enterprise, Florida.

Lila Ousley

Age 85, of Prestonsburg,. died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Pikeville, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and B.J. Ousley. She was born November 10, 1913, at David, the daughter of the late James and Della (Hale) Shepherd. She was a member of the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Nero Ousley, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Joe Ousley of Pikeville, and Everett G. Ousley of Glasgow; two daughters, Imogene Dillon of Prestonsburg and Lue Jean Klinefeltner of Alliance, Ohio; one brother Israel Shepherd of Liberty; one sister, Alice Miller of Laport, Indiana; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 10 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Cold Springs Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the James E. Shepherd Cemetery at David.

Connie Carroll

Age 32, of Craynor, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Harold, following an automobile accident. Born September 15, 1966, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Emery and Nancy Newsome of Grethel. She was a secretary for Kentucky Wholesale at Allen, and a member of the Stone Coal Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Dennie Carroll. Other survivors include one stepson, Nathan Ryan Carroll of Zebulon; two brothers, Barry Keith Newsome, Brian Emery Newsome, both of Grethel; and one sister, Lisa Marie Hamilton of Grethel. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, APril 29, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell.

Tony Ray Potter

Age 33, of Covington, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Monroe, Ohio, following an auto accident. Bom April 7, 1966, in Anna, Ohio, he was the son of Barbara Murphy of Batavia, Ohio. He was a contract laborer. Survivors include three sons, Carl Ray Potter, and Adam Potter, both of Prestonsburg, Cody Mitchell Potter of Covington; one brother, Jeffrey S. Potter of Madison, Indiana; and one sister, Tracie Murphy of Batavia, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 25, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery at Mousie.

 

April 30, 1999

Uhlen Hager Bowling

Age 80, of Caney Creek, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was bom October 17, 1918, at Henry Clay, the son of the late Drack Bowling and Virgie Minix Bowling. He was a retired miner from Island Creek Coal and a member of the U.M.W.A. Local No. 5899. He is survived by his wife, Viola Bowling. Other survivors include his step- mother, Jettie Bowling of Weeksbury; seven sons, Eddie C. Coleman, of Deaborn Heights, Michigan, Robert D. Bowling, Freddie Ray Bowling, Randall Grant Bowling, Roy Edwin Bowling, and Jerry Bowling, all of Caney Creek, Mason Bowling of San Francisco, California; one daughter, Sue Wright of Dorton; two half-brothers, Benjamin Bowling of Weeksbury, Earnest Earl Bowling of Wheelwright; two sisters, Helen Branham of Caney Creek, Naioma Ramey of Louisville; three half-sisters, Darcus Fain of Wheelwright, Hester Johnson of Bypro, Roxie Bowling of Pikeville; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at noon, at the Caney Creek Regular Baptist Church, with Monroe Jones, Eles Case and others officiating. Interment will be in the Dixie Bowling Cemetery on Caney Creek.

Everett Sword

Age 81, of Wellington, Ohio, died Tuesday at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin, after a lengthy illness, He was born January 27, 1918, in Harold, the son of the late Russ and Mary Elizabeth (Orsborne) Sword. He moved to Wellington in 1960. He worked as a coal miner in Kentucky and for many years at the Sterling Foundry in Wellington. He attended The Little Pilgrim Home Church Old Regular Baptist in Ruggles. He is survived by his wife, Effie Dye Sword; three daughters, Louise Wright and Beulah Newsome, both of Wellington and Teresa Marozsan of Lagrange; four sons, Bobby Sword of New London, Bertis Sword of McDowell, Benny Sword of Wellington and Norbert Sword of Rochester, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Eastman Funeral Home in New London, with Elder Paul Dye of the Little Bethel Church of Green Springs, Ohio, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Cemetery.

Raymond Griffith

Age 79, of Martin, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, Anna Skaggs Griffith of Martin; two sons, Raymond Griffith Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, and William Floyd Skaggs of Martin; three daughters, Jan Dingus and Thomasine Robinson, both of Martin, and Christine Stumbo of McDowell; one brother and two sisters, Billy Griffith of North Carolina, Emogene Caldwell of Detroit, Michigan, and Freda Dufore of Detroit, Michigan; eleven grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews he loved dearly. Raymond was bom on May 20, 1919, at Garrett, Kentucky. He was the son of the late William and Cinda Warrens Griffith.  He was a retired conductor for the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and a lifetime member of the United Transportation Union. He has served as a member of the Martin Volunteer Fire Department; Martin City Police Judge; Martin City Council, and was mayor for the City of Martin 11 1/2 years. He also served as a member of the Red Cross; Big Sandy Area Development, and Kentucky League of Cities. He will be buried at Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Kentucky.

Mary Edna Hall Smiley

Age 92, of Dana, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in the H R M C, following a long illness. She was born on October 28, 1906, at Dana, the daughter of the late Floyd and Laura Boyd Hall. She was a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miller Smiley. She is survived by two sons, Ermon Smiley of Attica, Michigan, and Charles Floyd Smiley of Collins, Ohio; five daughters, Lillian Smiley Akers of Almont, Michigan, Beulah Smiley Samons of Vermillion, Ohio, Eula Smiley Conn of Dana, Cornelia Smiley Conn of Dana, and Louanna Smiley Conn of Wakeman, Ohio; one brother, Joseph Able Hall of Louisville; one sister, Emma Boyd, of Frankfort: 33 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchitdren and 44 great- grandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating, Burial will be in the Akers Cemetery at Dana.

James Lewis Scott

Age 67, of Banner, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at H R M C in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on August 8, 1931 in Tipperary, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Bud Floyd and Nona Marie Dale Scott. He was a retired factory welder, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of DAV Chapter No. 169, Betsy Layne, a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana, and member of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Violet Ann Wright Scott; one son, Kenneth Dale Scott of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Diana Lynn Wright of Jonancy; one brother, John Everett Smith of Hardy, Arkansas, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at lvel.

Stella E Hamilton

Age 83, of Colora, Maryland, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at the Union Hospital. Born February 14, 1916, at Craynor, she was the daughter of the late Lee O, Frasure and Elizabeth Frasure. She was a member of Conowingo Baptist Church. Her husband, Dennis Hamilton, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Bobby G. Hamilton of Conowingo, Maryland, Roger. L. Hamilton of Quarryville, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Terry L. Notarcola of Rising Sun, Maryland; three brothers, Paul Frasure of Bainbridge, Ohio, Eugene Frasure of Boumville, Ohio, Lee Frasure of Bainbridge, Ohio; four sisters, Arizona Thompson of Colora, Maryland, Ethel Friend of Columbus, Ohio, Christine Scott and Arlene Davis, both of Bainbridge, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the New Bridge Baptist Church. Burial will be in the New Bridge Baptist Cemetery, Rising Sun, Maryland.