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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

April 2, 2000

Otis Burke

Age 88, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 11, 1912, in Dorton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ordela Burke. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Burke. Other survivors include five daughters, Geraldine Hopkins of Rogersville, Tennessee, Pauline Pruitt of Dry Fork, Virginia, Betty Belcher of Dorton, Patty Sue Charles of Betsy Layne, Patricia Adkins of Pikeville; 16 grandchil3ren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 3, at l I a.m., at the Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church at Caney Highway, Pikeville, with Eles Case, Jason Lowery, Kermit Wright, Stacey Hopkins, Robert Osborne, Mike Justice and Harold Smallwood officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Burke Cemetery, at Dorton, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.

April 5, 2000

Vernon Justice

Age 74, of Pikeville, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 7, 1925, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Fannie Thacker Justice and Hillard Justice. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Phyllis Church of Christ. His first wife, Genevieve Hutchinson Justice, preceded him in death. He is survived by . his wife, Enna Lene Ratliff Justice. Other survivors include five sons, Bobby Gene Justice, Ronald Lee Justice, Jimmy Ray Justice, and Billy Roger Justice, all of Christianburg, Virginia, and Larry Vernon Justice, of Phyllis; three Step-sons, Nathaniel Harris, and Okie Harris, both of Raccoon and Roger Harris of Ft. Polk, Louisiana; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Justice Keene of Phyllis; and one step-daughter, Sandra Kay Crum of Lick Creek; three brothers, Mayor Justice of Phylis, Louie Justice of Florida, Hillard Jr. Justice of Feds Creek; two sisters, Rena Ratliff of Pikeville and Lee Web of Phyllis; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with Frank Crum, David Bevins and Troy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Valley Memorial Park, at Big Rock Virginia, under the direction of J.W Call & Son Funeral Home.

Tilden Allen

Age 86, of Martin, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on June 21, 1913, at Risner, he was the son of the late Morgan and Aggie Hamilton Allen. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Local No. 9845, at Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Prater Allen. Survivors include one son, Larry Allen of Martin; six daughters, Barbara Weston of Dade City, Florida, Vonnie Ousley of Louisa, Shelby Stapleton of Emma, Lois Griffith, Connie Arnett, and Joyce Ousley, all of Martin; one sister, Ella England of Peru, Indiana; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Martin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

James (Jim) DeRossett

Age 86, of Bucks Branch, Martin, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, following an extended illness. Born on December 4, 1913, in Sloan, he was the son of the late Clell and Nancy Lafferty DeRossett. He was a retired coal miner and was a WW II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Ousley DeRossett. Survivors include one son, Paul David DeRossett of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Taulbie DeRossett, and Garner DeRossett, both of Mendon, Ohio; and Damon DeRossett, of Martin; three sisters, Mary Francis Mullins of St. Mary's Ohio, Goldie Branham of Jackson, Michigan, Elvira Tussey of Wilmore; 3 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Robert Wireman and others officiating. The DAV funeral services were conducted by Chapter 128, Garrett. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Jean E. Patrick Goble

Age 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Grande Pointe Health Care Community' in Richmond Heights. Born August 16, 1928, in Van Lear, she moved to Cleveland, 50 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Richard Goble. Other survivors include two sons, Richard L. and Douglas; three daughters,, Doris Talcott, Christine Czyzynski and Deborah Wiles; sisters, Jane Hall, Geraldine Freeman, Jo Anne Stambough, Darlene Burke, Dora Goble; two brothers Bill Patrick, Robert Patrick; and 5 grandchildren; one great-grandaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 27, at Jakubs and Son, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, in Cleveland, Ohio. Burial was in the Mentor Cemetery, under the direction of Jakubs and Son, Golden Rule Funeral Home.

Peggy Hall King

Age 43, of Lowansville, formerly of Martin, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Three Rivers Medical Center, at Louisa. Born on November 6, 1956, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Sylvia Carter and the late William Hall Jr. She is survived by her husband, Larry King. Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Ray Conn of Arkansas Creek, Ricky Hall of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Lisa Castle of Printer, Felicia Hall of Wayland; four brothers, William Edwin Hall of Pikeville, Douglas Hall of Ashland, David Hall of St. Albans, West Virginia, James Hall of Barboursville, West Virginia; three sisters, Patricia Hall and Kitty Johnson, both of Albion, Michigan, Faye Stanley of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m., at the Dunn-Kelley/Prater and Dunn Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Bucks Branch, under the direction of the Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home.

Charles Joseph Baase

Age 56, of Albion, Michigan, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the residence of his mother-in-law, Gladys "Pet" Adkins, at Langley. He was born on August 20, 1943, in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Violet Rovoll Baase of Saginaw, Michigan, and the late Thomas Edward Baase. He was an employee of Harvard Industries for 25 years, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by hi,,, wife, Bertha Bernice Adkins Baase. Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Baase of Vassar, Michigan, Chad Baase of Albion, Michigan; two daughters, Patricia Rutkowski of Vassar, Michigan, Teresa Wise of Marshall, Michigan; one step-daughter, Deborah Samons of Battle Creek, Michigan; one brother, John Baase of Bridgeport, Michigan; one sister, Margaret Gorney of Saginaw, Michigan, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 3, at 1 p.m,, at the Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral, in Albion, Michigan, with Father Gordon Greene officiating. Burial was in the Marenco Township Cemetery, under the direction of the Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapel. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home)

Menda Hamilton

Age 63, of Pikeville, formerly of McDowell, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was born on August 12, 1936, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Curt and Molly Hall Newsome. She was a member of the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel and was a member of the Old Regular Baptists for 32 years. She is survived by her husband, Squire Hamilton Sr. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Hamilton and Joe Hamilton, both of Harold, Scott Hamilton of Geneva, Ohio; two daughters, Jean Elaine Hamilton Moore of Mousie, Jeanette Hamilton Van Buren of Ashtabula, Ohio; five brothers, Floyd Newsome of Clarksville, Tennessee, Lloyd Newsome and Elmer Newsome, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, Delmer Newsome of Ocala, Florida, Hansel Newsome of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Minniebelle Bull and Geneva Gillespie, both of Ashtabula, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel KY.

Joan Thornsberry

Age 46, of Belleville, Michigan, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born on April 17, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of M.H. and Hassie Hall Thornsberry of Belleville, Michigan. Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Thornsberry and Pamela Thornsberry, both of Belleville, Michigan; four brothers, Douglas Eugene Thornsberry of Wyandotte, Michigan, Jimmie Thornsberry of Tennessee, Phillip Dale Thornsberry of Belleville, Michigan, Terry Thornsberry of Milan, Michigan; two sisters, Lucille Westmoreland of Ohio, Julia Etta Hammond of Arkansas; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with Hauley King and others officiating. Burial will be in the Jonah Hall Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Home, at Martin. Visitation will be at the church after 6 p.m., Wednesday.

Sabra Akers

Age 82, of McArthur, Ohio, formerly of Dwale, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Home in Wellston, Ohio. She was born on July 24, 1917, at Carr Creek, the daughter of the late Tandy and Armelda Combs Amburgey. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, in Allen. Her husband, Cleo Earl Akers, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Charles Earl Akers of French Lick, Indiana; one daughter, Carolyn Hall of McArthur, Ohio; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 2, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken LeMaster officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Matthews, Tony Pancake, Mike Adams, Ricie DeRossett, Payne Blanton Jr. and Delano May.

Edith Smith Jacobs

Age 89, of Pippa Passes, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mousie, on April 22, 1910, the daughter of the late Johnny B. Smith and Rosa Sturgill Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Jacobs. She is survived by two sons, Ford and Ray Jacobs of Pippa Passes; six daughters, Georgia Combs of Pippa Passes, Jeanette Stokes of Yorktown, Virginia, Nell Harnishfeger of Grand Rapids, Ohio, Betty Turner of Deland, Florida, Kassie Hammonds of Jacksonville, Florida and Gwen Williams of Dema; two brothers, John Smith of Galloway, Ohio and Robert Smith of Arizona; two sisters, Veda Tuttle of Lexington, and Nola Godwin of Fayetteville, North Carolina; 31 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 3, 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Jacobs Cemetery at Pippa Passes, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

John Raymond Horne

Age 74, of Okeechobee, Florida, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 17, 1926, in West Prestonsburg, he had been a resident of Okeechobee for seven years. He was a member of the Laborers Union 320 in Portland, Oregon, and the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. His first wife, Pauline Cliffton Home, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Lois Home. Other survivors include one son, John Mark Home of Portland, Oregon; three daughters, Connie Home and Lydia Gayler, both of Seattle, Washington and Allison Klein of Aurora Colorado; one brother, Mike Home of Warsaw, Indiana; three stepchildren, Jerry Wilson and Connie Wilson, both of Portland, Oregon and Sandi Barros of Astoria, Oregon.; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m., at the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Prevatte officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gertrude Kennedy

Age 87, of Albion, Indiana, formerly of Knott County, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Parkview Memorial Hospital at Albion. She was born in Garrett, on April 12, 1912, the daughter of Noah Inman and Elizabeth Coburn Inman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Kennedy. Survivors include one daughter, Juanita May of Albion, Indiana; two sisters, Pearly Terry and Sarah Ring, both of Martin; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three --grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Cova Perkins officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

April 7, 2000

Zettie Johnson

Age 76, of Virgie, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on November 22, 1923, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Maudie Tackett. She was a member of the Enterprise Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wid Johnson. Survivors include four sons, Roger Lee Johnson of Corbin, Truman Johnson of Southgate, Michigan, Eddie D. Johnson, and Randy Lee Johnson, both of Virgie; three daughters, Anita Faye Tackett of Lincoln Park, Michigan, Susan Carol White and Josephine Coleman, both of Virgie; three brothers, Covis Tackett of Plymouth, Ohio, Troy Tackett of Ecorse, Michigan, Danny Tackett of Flatrock, Michigan; one sister, Faye Ann Rogers of Ecorse, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 7, 2000, at 1 p.m., at the Enterprise Old Regular Baptist Church, at Virgie, with James Tackett, Teddy Robinson and others officiating. Burial will be in the Amil Little Cemetery, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel.

Allie Mae Burke

Age 99, of Corryton, Tennessee, formerly of Myers Towers, died at North Haven Health Care, Knoxville. Born on September 15, 1900, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Hall Little and Marion Little. She was a member of the Eastern Star since 1951, a Kentucky Colonel, and notary public for 27 years. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Burke. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Burke of Fort Myers, Florida, Walter Burke of Deltona, Florida, and Richard Burke Jr. of Pikeville; two daughters, Wilhelmena Burke Miller of Nevada, Iowa and Anna Lou Massengale of Knoxville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 7, at the J.W Call & Son Funeral Home, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Entombment will be in the O.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park, under the direction of J.W Call & Son Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers will be Chris Ratliff, Larry Webster, Bill Baird, Marlow Tackett and James Hubert Harmon.

Dorothy Hamilton

Age 74, of Tinker Fork in Floyd County, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was a native of Floyd County and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Columbus Hamilton. She is survived by five sons, Jimmy Hamilton of Ligon, Ronnie Hamilton of Mt. Sterling, Denver Hamilton, Jack Hamilton and John Christopher Hamilton, all of Huntington, Indiana; six daughters, Patsy Hamilton of California, Peggy Bryant of Price, Kay Paul and Sandy Hooper, both of Houston, Texas, Teresa Jenner of Columbia, Missouri, and Angie Estes of Means; one brother, Delmar Kiser, and one sister, Gladys Bentley, both of Floyd County; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, at the gravesite in the Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening after 6 p.m. and Friday, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church on Tinker Fork in Floyd County, under the direction of Taul Funeral Homes, Mt. Sterling.

Katie Arnette

Age 79, of Claypool, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on May 22, 1920, in David, the daughter of the late Jacob and Peggy Hale Shepherd. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Packerton, Indiana. She was twice married, first to Edward Wireman, and later to Willie Arnette. Both preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Katie Shepherd of Claypool, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Jake Shepherd Cemetery at David, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Friday, April 7th.

April 9, 2000

Samantha Faith Moore

Of Ivel, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the infant daughter of Sonia Gearld Blankenship Moore and Brian Keith Moore. Survivors include her parents, grandparents Thomas and Dollie Blankenship of Breaks, VA, and Betty L. Moore, and great grandmother Ruth Snodgrass. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Samson Moore, Jr. Funeral services will be held at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. with Churck Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville. Visitation will be at the church on Friday after 7 p.m.

James W. Hall

Age 82, of Langley, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on February 25, 1918, in Greenup County, he was the son' of the late William "Cooge" and Edna Sherman Hall. He was a self employed grocery store owner and miner. He is survived by two daughters, Lorena "Sis" Hall of Martin, and Bonita Jo Fairchild of Langley; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery, in West Van Lear, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Floyd County, P.O. Box 2884, Pikeville, Ky. 41502.

Charles "Daddy-O" Damron

Age 74, of Robinson Creek, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on July 19, 1925, in Penny, he was the son of the late Ruben and Rosetta Damron. He was a retired coal miner, a Baptist, a member of the UMWA and was a WW 11 Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Nell Damron. Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Johnson of Louisville, Shirley Hill of Arkansas, Donna Damron of Robinson Creek, Denise Crawford of Lexington; two brothers, Creed Damron of Robinson Creek, Bobby Damron of Richlands, Virginia; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Donald Ray Davis, Greg Damron and Gregory Damron, officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, at Pikeville, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Fred Lowell Rife

Age 52, of Harold, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on September 10, 1947, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Marion Hatfield and Sylvia June Rife Hatfield Elliott. He was a disabled coal miner, and member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Lea Clayton Rife. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Michael Hall and James Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Rife Family Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Galen "Abe" Slone

Age 83, of McDowell, died Thursday; April 6, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard. Born on June 20, 1916, in Caney Creek, he was the son of the late Arland Slone and Sarah Margaret Patton Slone. He was a retired coal miner, a charter member of UMW A No. 7769, and deacon of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, a Minnie. He was preceded in death by hip wife, Novelle Williams Slone. He is survived by two sons Jimmy Lee Slone of Geneva, Ohio Ray Gordon Slone of McDowell three daughters, Birdie Kathryr Berry of Cleveland, Ohio, Martha Faye Hamilton of Las Vegas Nevada, Glenda Sue Blanton o McDowell; 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con ducted Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m., a the Old Beaver Regular Baptis Church, at Minnie, with 01 c Regular Baptist ministers officiat ing. Burial will be in the Lucy Hal Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Ruby E. Thornbury

Age 79, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on April 26, 1920, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Mary Pinson Dye and Earl C. Dye. She was a member of the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Thornbury III. Survivors include one son, Gregory Dean Thornbury of Pikeville; three daughters, Barbara S. Kirk, and Jamie Diane Thacker, both of Pikeville, and Collette Ratliff of Millard; two brothers, Jimmy F. Dye of Bristol, Tennessee. and Norman Layton Dye, and one sister, Ruth Huffman, both of Pikeville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 9, 1 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with Don Lee, Tracy Patton and Jim Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, at Shelbiana, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Todd Hess, Jeffrey Hess, Jimmy Dye, Timmy Dye, Mark Coleman and Mike Coleman.

James Diles

Age 68, of Greasy Creek, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on November 29, 1931, at Dry Fork, he was the son of the late Andrew Diles and Myrtle Diles. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Diles. Other survivors include one son, James Andrew Diles of Wolfpit; one daughter, Tonia Collins of Greasy Creek; three brothers, Bobby E. Diles of Augusta, Georgia, Jackie Diles of Greasy Creek, Andy Richard Diles of Florida; seven sisters, Ruby Hall of Kernsville, North Carolina, Deetta Johnson of Georgia, Gloria Faye Burnette and Margaret Thacker, both of North Carolina, Myrtle Mae Adkins of Greasy Creek, Bertha Branham and Ollie Lee England, both of Michigan; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m., at the Justice Funeral Services Morns Chapel, Justiceville, with Carson Adkins, Franklin Justice and Doug Kendrick, officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery, on Greasy Creek, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.

April 12, 2000

Patricia Anderson Back

Age 65, of Visalia, California, died March 15, 2000, in Visalia, She was born in Wayland on May 16, 1934. a daughter of Rebecca Vaughn of Prestonsburg and the late Foster Anderson. She was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and frequently came back for school reunions. She studied nursing at Morehead State University. She had been active with the Parent-Teacher Association in California, including serving on the PTA State Board. Over 34 years of volunteering, she helped start new PTA organizations, trained officers and won numerous awards for her work. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Back. She is survived by her mother; a sister, Loretta Hammond of Paintsville; four sons, Melvin, David, Jeffery, and Kelly, all of Visalia; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Funeral services were March 22 at Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia, and burial was ii. Visalia District Cemetery.

Dorothy Hamilton

Age 74, formerly of Floyd County, Mt. Sterling, and Lorain, Ohio, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on January 30, 1926, at Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Tilda Howell and Emery Kiser. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Columbus Hamilton. Survivors include six sons, Ollie Kiser of Dayton, Ohio, Jimmy Hamilton of Ligon, Denver Hamilton, Jack Hamilton, and John C. Hamilton, all of Huntington, Indiana, Ronnie Hamilton of Mt. Sterling; six daughters, Patsy Ray of Mt, Valley, California, Peggy Bryant of Price, Kay Paul of Houston, Texas, Teresa Jenner of Columbia, Missouri, Sandy Hooper of Houston, Texas and Angie Estes of Means; one brother, Delmar Kiser of Tinker Fork; one sister, Gladys Bentley of Tackett Fork; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday, April 7, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, and Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the graveside at Machpelah Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Taut Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling.

Verlie L. Rice

Age 75, of Highland Terrace, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence after a long illness. 'He was born November 15, 1924, at East Point, the son of the late Margaret (Maggie) Music and Judd Rice. He was a retired parking lot attendant for the City of Prestonsburg and attended the First Church of God. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas J. Rice of Hager Hill and John D. Rice of East Point, and two sisters, Vertice Cartmell of Prestonsburg and Nell Conley of East Point. Funeral services were Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wayne Burch, Kevin Conley and Rev. Steven V. Williams officiated. Burial was in the Richardson Family Cemetery at East Point, with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home

Rachel Danielle DeRossett

Age 17, of Lexington, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. She was a homebound student. She is survived by her parents, Jeffery and Reva Hall DeRossett. Other survivors include a sister, Beverly Dugger of Lexington; a brother, William DeRossett of Nicholasville; and her maternal grandmother, Ruby Hall of East Point. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m., at the Macedonia Christian Church, on Winchester Road, with Rev. Mark Dunn officiating. Burial was In the Lexington Cemetery, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were David DeRossett, Bill DeRossett, Michael DeRossett, Fred Jarrell Jr., Jeffrey Kent Hall, Charles "Sarge" Harman, Don Taylor, Charlie Harman, Elwood Eichelberger, and Bobby Stagner. Honorary pallbearers were U.K. Children's Hospital Staff and Nursing, and the Kentucky Clinic of Pediatric Oncology Staff and Nursing.

Irene Hancock Jones

Age 89, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Ashland, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born in Pulaski County on July 14, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lelia Farmer Hancock. She was a member of the 39th Street Christian Baptist Church in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd N. Jones, in 1962. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. in the Ashland Chapel of Steen Funeral Home, with Richard Bowens officiating. Burial will be in the Pollard Cemetery. Friends may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1182, Ashland, KY 411051182.

Oma Lee Jarrell

Age 91, of Martin, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on July 8, 1908, in Emma, she was the daughter of the late William and Charity Collins Riddle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Jarrell. Survivors include five sons, Woodrow Jarrell, and Ronnie Jarrell, both of Cow Creek, John Henry Jarrell of Martin, Billy Ray Jarrell of Prestonsburg, and Cecil Gene Jarrell of Auxier; two daughters, Audrey Burchett of Prestonsburg, Mary Burchett of Warsaw, Indiana; several grandchildren great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Johnny Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, at Slick Rock, Cow Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Thircie Workman McCown

Age 86, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 10, at Greenville, South Carolina, Memorial Hospital. Born on November 12, 1913, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Ellen Laney and Lon Workman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie McCown. She is survived by two sons, Jackie B. McCown of Greenville, South Carolina, Robert D. McCown of Tallahassee, Florida; two brothers, Leonard Workman, of Pikeville, John Thomas Workman of Proctorville, Ohio; and three sisters, Pauline Workman Wallace of Allen, Betty Jean Workman Daniels of Stanville; and Lockie Workman Little of Pikeville; JO grandchildren and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services and entombment will be conducted Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m., at the O.T. Hinton Mausoleum at Johnson Memorial Park, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

April 14, 2000

Gordon Calhoun

Age 63, of Warsaw, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 5, 1936, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Dode and Goldie Wells Calhoun of Prestonsburg. He was a retired factory worker for Dalton Foundry for 35 years, and was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ollie Jean Spears Calhoun. Survivors, other than his wife and parents, include one son, Mark Calhoun of Salantis, California; four brothers, Doug Calhoun of Warsaw, Indiana, Clarence Calhoun of Sidney, Ohio, David Calhoun and Wallace Calhoun, both of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Donna Jean Muncie, Patricia Gibson, Beulah Seals and Mary Dawson, all of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Freddie Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Spears Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Bruce Wilcox

Age 78, of Prestonsburg, died _ - Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 18, 1922, on Bays Branch, Floyd County, he was the son of the late Add Wilcox and Emma Harmon. He was formerly employed as a supervisor for Brown Food Service in. Louisa, and was a former employee of Carter Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Jane Wilcox of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include one step-daughter, Herbie J. Wells of Prestonsburg; and three step grandchildren. He was a member of the Long Fork United Baptist Church, at Riceville; a member of the Big Sandy Chapter No. 19 D.A.V. and was an Army veteran of W. W. II. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 13, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home chapel, with Elder John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers were Bob Wells Jr., Scott Wells, Larry Hughes, Keith Hughes, Lon Robinson, Paul Wheeler, Jake Basinger, Donnie Wilcox and Ursal Ray Wilcox.

Ruth Elizabeth Thompson Wallen

Age 92, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Pikeville Health Care Center. She was born on December 3, 1907, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Isaac and Fannie Brown Thompson. She was a powder cutter with ELI. Dupont, and was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church at Goble-Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Wallen. She is survived by one son, Glen Wallen of Prestonsburg; one sister, Elsie Kincheloe of Apopka, Florida; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Ray Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Holbrook Meece

Of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Riverview Health Care Center, of an extended illness. Born on September 1, 1909, on Middle Creek, Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Adam Kelsey Holbrook and Virgie Lee Preston. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse for the Floyd County Health Department and Pike County Health Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg; a lifetime member of Adah Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star; Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31; a member of American Nurses Association; a member of Kentucky Public Health Association; and was a graduate of Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing. Her husband, Fred Meece, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Jenny Bottoms, and one son, Fred E. Meece, both of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Boyd Holbrook of Auxier, Charles E. Holbrook of Anderson, South Carolina; and Ralph E. Holbrook of St. Panama City, Florida; five grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

April 16, 2000

Robert Bates

Age 69, of Virgie, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born in Beaver Creek, Floyd County, the son of the late Fred and Lula Bates, and was a retired Ford Motors sheet metal worker, and horse trainer. He is survived by two sons, Robert Bates of Westlake, Ohio and Rodney Bates of Bedford, Ohio; two daughters, Tamatha Miller of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tayna Leman of Walton Hills, Ohio; four brothers, Cletus Bates of Michigan, S.J. Bates of Virgie, Jimmy Bates of Louisville, Roger Bates of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Mary Jerrigan of Louisvile, Eula Mae Kovax of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren and one great-grandchid. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 11, at the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church at Virgie. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

Jeff Hall

Age 68, of Columbus; Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on February 13, 1932, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Sam and Lillie Mullins Hall. He was a disabled factory worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Moore Hall. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Hall and Jeffery Hall, and one daughter, Elaine Snow, all of Columbus, Ohio; five brothers, Robert Hall of Mansville, Ohio, Lawrence Hall, Junior Hall, McArthur Jackson and George Jackson, all of Springfield, Ohio; three sisters, Martha Mullins of McDowell and Mary Jackson of Springfield, Ohio, and Bertha Thompson, also of Ohio; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 16, at 9 a.m., at the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Camp Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

MacArthur Burchett

Age 57, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born on November 22, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Bill and Renia Spears Burchett. He was a disabled factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Johnny Carol Spears Burchett. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Burchett of Texas, Charles Newsome of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Tammy Woods and Lisa Jones, both of David, Carol Sue Shepherd of Ashland, Cheryl Burchett of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, John B. Burchett of Endicott, Donnie Borchelt of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Thibble O'Neil of Columbus, ,Ohio, Wonder Inez Burchett of Salyersville, Thelma Jean Burchett of Allen, Rosie Jane Burchett of Frankfort, Daisy Helen Burchett of Floyd County; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Newsome, Brandon Endicott, Ted Jones, Michael Woods, Shawn Flannery, Kelly Burchett, and Jimmy Lee Burchett.

Anna Florence Keathley

Age 89, of Morehead, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the St. Clair Medical Center Hospital at Morehead, after an extended illness. She was born on August 12, 1910, the daughter of the late Solomon and Mary Hamilton Akers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert A. Keathley. Survivors include one son, Tex Keathley of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Joyce Caldwell of Morehead; one sister, Francis Hamilton of Greenwich, Ohio; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with Walter Akers officiating. Burial was in the Lee Alley Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

William Frank Mullins

Age 73, of East Point, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born on February 8, 1927, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Mullins and Josephine Bryant Mullins. He was a retired Johnson County Board of Education school bus driver, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mullette Mullins. Survivors include three sons, James Thurman Mullins of West Van Lear, Gary Frankin Mullins of Johnson City, Tennessee and Rockie Lynn Mullins of Catlettsburg; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Poe of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Minda Davis of Albion, Michigan, Linda Compton of Gary, Indiana, Birtha Mae Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m.. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Dick Vanhoose and Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Jettie Maye Cable

Age 93, of Dorton, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home. She was born on February 4, 1907, in Clintwood, Virginia, the daughter of the late Jack and Ardelia Bryant. She was a member of the Old Elkhorn Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Cable. She is survived by two sons, Jack Cable of Elyria, Ohio, and Bill Cable of Lorain, Ohio; four daughters, Bernice Smallwood of Palm Bay, Florida, Arbutas Houston of Kimper, Kathy Cable of Jenkins, and Gwendolyn Potter of Cromona, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, at Virgie. Burial was in the Cable Family Cemetery, at Dorton, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

APRIL 19, 2000

Arlena Crum Webb

Age, 73, of Martin, died, Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the residence of her brother, William "Bill" Crum, in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on November 2, 1926, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Sol Crum Sr. and Susie Carver Crum. She is survived by her husband, Newton G. Webb. Survivors include two step-sons, Melvin Webb of Pennsylvania and Gerald Web of Marion, Ohio; two step-daughters, Shirley Stingley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Nicolle Webb of Florida; one brother, William "Bill" Crum of Prestonsburg; 12 step-grandchildren and 16 step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier, Funeral Home, with Van West officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home.

Andy Mitchell

Age, 76, of Huntington, Indiana, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Northern Indiana VA Medical Center Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born on March 20, 1924, in Mousie, he was the son of the late John Dee and Viola Hall Mitchell. He was retired from Schacht Rubber Company, was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2689. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Sue Slone, and Mary Katherine Branscomb, both of, Huntington, Indiana; two sisters, Nannie Paige and Vertie Martin, both of Teaberry; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 10, 11 a.m., at Deal-Robbin & Van Glider Funeral Home, Huntington, Indiana, with Rev. Elzie Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Marion Veteran Cemetery, Marion, Indiana, under the direction of Deal-Robbin & Van Glider Funeral Home. 

Angela "Angie" LaDawn Tate

Age, 23, of Centerview, Missouri, great granddaughter of the late Serge and Mary Daniels, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000. in Warrensburg, Missouri, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born July 23, 1976, in Warrensburg, Missouri, the daughter of Henry Lee Tate and Karen Lynn Whitehead Tate. She was a 1995 graduate of Crest Ridge High School, and worked at Wal-Mart, Warrensburg. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fiance, Chris Catron; one daughter, Brittnee Cheyene Catron; maternal grandparents, Bill and Doralene Daniels Whitehead of Warrensburg, Missouri, paternal, grandparents, Gene and Ruth Tate & of Warrensburg, Missouri; four halfsisters, Heather Tate of Chilhowee, Missouri, Lacey Simmons and Samantha Simmons, both of Holden, Missouri, and Melissa Tate of Chilhowee, Missouri. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg, Missouri, with the Rev. Ed Peoples officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Williams Funeral Chapel.

Tivis Newberry "Tee" Newsom

Age, 87, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born on February 2, 1913, in Craynor. the son of the late Noah Newsom and Anzie Brown Newsom. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA Local No. 1399. Survivors include seven sons, Denver Newsome, Randell Newsome, Verl Newsome, and Ronnie Newsome, all of Teaberry, Shirley Newsome and Donald Ray Newsome, both of Beaver, Michael Gene Newsome of Grethel; two daughters, Joy Newsome and Ruby Newsome Jones, both of Teaberry; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Newsome, Toby Newsome, Chris Newsome, Sannon Newsome, Lance Jones, Derrick Newsome, Stevie Newsome, and Darren Newsome. Honorary pallbearers were David Newsome, Stuart Newsome, Jeff Newsome, Greg Newsome, Trace Jones, Trevor Jones, Mark Newsome and Brad Newsome. 

Eva Fugate

AgeEva Fugate, 86, of Ary, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born on June 4, 1913, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Green Stone and Rosanne Smith Stone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Fugate. Survivors include three sons, Henry Fugate of Russell Springs, James Fugate of Dwarf, John Elliott "J.E." Fugate of Florence; two daughters, Daisy Luster of Ary, and Ruth Mills of Waynesville, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 17, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Riley Grigsby officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, at Hazard, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. 

Frankie Louise Conn

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Dana, died Saturday, April 15, 2000. in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 12 1927 in Dana, the daughter of the late Hie and Virgie Howell Conn. She was a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana. She is survived by two brothers Ed Conn of Dana, Banner Conn of Vermillion, Ohio; four sisters Norma Hall of Banner, Helene Cuenin of Norwalk, Ohio, Allie Akers and Nicie Boyd both of Dana. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Conn Cemetery, at Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Martin.

Julia Baldridge Stephens

Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 4, 2000, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center of an extended illness. Born on January 25, 1909, at Bonanza, she was the daughter of the late Henry Baldridge and Lou Whitaker Baldridge. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, and a former kindergarten teacher at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ray Stephens. Survivors include one son, Stuart E. Stephens of Prestonsburg; and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers were James Wells, Wendell Wells, Allen Lafferty, Wayne Walters, Kenneth Leslie and Ray Douglas Conley.

Blanch Robinson Smith

Age 79, of Banner Kentucky, widow of Charles Edward "Buster" Smith, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, following a short illness. She was born December 13, 1920, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Lewis Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth Jarrell Robinson. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and attended the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, James H. Smith, Larry Smith, Kyle Smith all of Banner, Kentucky, Carl Smith, Grethel, Kentucky; Seven daughters, Edna Lewis, Ivel, Kentucky., Mary Nichols, Marion, Ohio, Gretchen Burkett, Kathleen Lewis, Lettie J. Kinzer, and Teresa Carroll, all of Banner, Kentucky, Tammy Conn, Betsy Layne, Kentucky; One sister, Martha Tackett, Wheelwright, Kentucky, 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Nellie Conn Click. Funeral services for Blanch Robinson Smith will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky, with the clergymen, Jimmy Price and B.J. Crider, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.

APRIL 21, 2000

Michael Ray Keens

Age Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Michael Tyler Keens of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tlisha Rayann Brown of Langley; one brother, Shawn Dingus of Martin; three sisters, Marcia Dingus of Prestonsburg, Karen Bentley of Martin and April Darland of Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, at, 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rondal Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, Stumbo Hollow, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Jackie Lewis Estep

Age, 47, of Lexington formerly of Allen, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 1, 1953, in Allen, he was the son of the late James "Buddy" Estep and Alma Paige Estep Eads. He was disabled. Survivors include one son, Joe Estep of Martin; two daughters, Tammy Dye of Inez, Jackie Hall of Martin; two brothers, Joe Terry Estep and Steven Dwayne Estep, both of Georgetown; three sisters, Midge Campbell of Lexington, Vanie Lefler and Paula Brown, both of Georgetown; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Manns officiating Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, of Shortwood, at Allen, under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home.

Christina Compton

Age, 81, of Allen, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at he University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a long illness. She was born on November 17, 1918, in Pikeville, the daughter of the late Charlie Huffman and Myrtle Wright Maynard. She was a member of the Emma Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Compton. Survivors include two sons, Terry Dean Compton of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Roy Lee Compton of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Jerry Stratton of Allen, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Dan Heintzelman and Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under she direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Paul Francis Mullins

Age, 58, of Mentone, Indiana, formerly of Manton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Valparaiso Care and Rehab Center, Valparaiso, Indiana. Born on February 28, 1942, in Martin, he was the son of the late Hampton and Florence Hale Mullins. He was an employee of Gatke Corp. and Creighton Bros. and was a member of the Eagles. Survivors include two sons, Paul R. Mullins of Claypool, Indiana, Travis Mullins of Mentone, Indiana; three daughters, Amy Mullins of Mentone, Indiana, Sara J. Mullins and Shana Mullins, both of Illinois; four brothers, Denver Mullins and Larry Mullins, both of Martin, Claude Mullins of Silverlake, Indiana, Hampton Mullins of Warsaw, Indiana; two sisters, Bessie Woods of Allen, Avaline Lee of Pataskala, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Pastor-Paul Dove officiating. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Ernie, Thornsberry

Age, 84, of Martin, formerly of Price, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born on June 19, 1915, in Kite, the son of the late Kanawha Thornsberry and Pherdona Slone Thornsberry. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Otha Mae Thornsberry. Survivors include three sons, Larry Thornsberry and Terry Thornsberry, both of Martin, Sonny Thornsberry of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; two brothers, Earl Thornsberry of Kite, Louis Thornsberry of Hollybush; one sister, Mable Tuttle of McDowell, six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. 

Dina Mae Paige Collins

Age, 67, of Martin, formerly of Topmost, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Somerset, following an extended illness. Born on August 9, 1932, in Whitesburg, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Caldona Reynolds Paige. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Collins. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Carol Huff of Somerset, Gloria Jean Slone of Raven; four brothers, Wid Paige of Whitesburg, Charles Paige and Bobby Paige, both of McDowell, and Ellis Paige of Portsmouth, Ohio; three sisters, Bertha Dye of McDowell, Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg, Vernie Jones of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, at Topmost, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Reen Hall Cemetery, at Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

April 23, 2000

Anthony Howell

Age, 95, formerly of the Millard area, died April 21, 2000, at the Mt. View health Care Center at Elkhom City. He was born in Pike County Kentucky on June 23, 2000. He was a section laborer for the C&O Railroad and a member of the Temple Baptist Church of Flatwood. He was the son of the late Kentucky Ferrell Howell and the late Tandy Howell and the husband of the late Julia Preston Howell. Surviving is 1 daughter - Sandy Branham of Pikeville; 3 grandchildren: John Robert Branham, Julie Elizabeth Branham and Frank Allen Branham; 1 great-grandchild - John Robert Branham. The funeral will be held Sunday, April 23, at the J.W Call Funeral Home Chapel. Minister will be Bob Norman. Burial will be at the Howell Family Cemetery of Island Creek. Visitation in the chapel after 6 p .m. Evening services start at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Elsie Bolen

Age, 89, of Hueysville, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on May 21, 1910, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Mallie Conley Hicks. She was a member of the Salt Lick United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bolen. Survivors include two sons, Benny Bolen of Auburn, Indiana, Jackie Bolen of Garrett; four daughters, Trilvy Collins, Lillie Shepherd, Devottis Crager, and Shirley Clay, all of Hueysville; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 23, at 11 am., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Carlos Beverly and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Will Tern Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home .

Forrest B. Montgomery

Age, 68, of White Oak. Pennsylvania, formerly of Ada, Ohio, died Thursday April 20, 2000, at Eire Oakland Aspinwall Veteran's Administration Hospital in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. Born on August 21, 1931, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Dayrus and Lua Hale Montgomery. He attended the High Street Free Will Baptist Church of Ada, Ohio, and was retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima, Ohio, in 1992 after 35 years. He was a lifetime member of the Ada Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9381 of Ada, Ohio. He also was a member of the honorary Cootie Association of the V.F.W., served in the Korean Conflict in the United States Army, and was a prisoner of war for twenty-eight months. He received two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Prisoner of War Medal. He was also a member of the U.A.W, Local 1219 of Lima, Ohio; a member of the Kenton Elks Lodge No. 157 of Kenton, Ohio; a member of the Fraternal  Order of Police in Lima, Ohio; a member of the American Legion Post No. 185 of Ada, Ohio, and a member of the Versailles American Legion Post in Versailles, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hall. Survivors include two sons, Forrest Steve Montgomery of Rockford, Illinois, Roy Keith Montgomery of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one brother, Roy Montgomery, and two sisters, Dorcus Music and Thelma Pruitt, all of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m., at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio, with Rev. James Webb officiating. Graveside Military services will be conducted by the Ada VFW Post No: 9381, and burial will be in the Preston Cemetery Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home.

Vinettie Martin

Age, 77, of Beaver, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard. She was born on September 23, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Milford and Minnie Johnson. She was a member of the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church in Grethel. She is survived by her husband, Joe Martin. Other survivors include eight sons, Earl Martin of Albion, Michigan, Ballard Martin of Teaberry, Claude Martin of Jeffersonville, Kendrick Martin of Albion, Michigan, Joey Martin of Teaberry, Stallard Martin of Van Lear, Otis Martin of Teaberry, and Randy Martin of Beaver; two daughters, Lois Martin of Beaver and Beatrice Hackworth of Jeffersonville; one brother, Millard Johnson of Teaberry; four sisters, Dolly Akers and Dillie Hamilton, both of Teaberry, Lizzie Hamilton of Beaver, and Hamey Hamilton of Allen; 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 4 great-step-grandchildren.

Kathleen Howell

Age, 57 of Wayland, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on March 13, 1943 in Knott County. She was the daugther of the late Vertis and Ethel Sparkman Thornsberry. She was a homemaker. Survivors included her husband Corbett Howell; 4 sons Robbie Chaffins, Paintsville; Roby Chaffins, Wayland; Todd Chaffins, Louisville; Corbett Darron Howell, Wayland; 3 daughters, Peggy Wright, Wayland; Beverly Samons, Martin; Patricia Bode, Florida; 1 brother - Charles Thornsberry, Mousie; 2 sisters - Greta Fraley, Mousie; Yvonne Cox, Garrett; 18 grandchildren. The funeral services will be conducted on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home With Jimmy Hall and others. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery at Mousie, Kentucky under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mary Elizabeth Woods

Age, 87, of Pikeville, passed away Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born October 1, 1912 in Dyer, Tennessee and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by two sons Raymond Bruce Clifton of Portageville, Mo. and Marion Clifton of Virgie; 12 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Woods, 2 sons Lawrence and Danil Clifton and 1 daughter, Betsy Clifton. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 24, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Ministers will be Tony Bentley, Carson Wright, James Tackett and others. Visitation will be Saturday, April 22, 2000, after 6 p.m. at the Virgie Chapel. Burial will proceed to the Harrison Newsome.

APRIL 26, 2000

Henry "Blue" Clifton

Age, 49, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday April 23 2000. Mr. Clifton was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Sterling Clark and Mae Clifton. He was a former coal miner and attended Left Beaver Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Clifton; two sons, Hubert Clifton of Wittensville and Henry Clifton Jr. of Prestonsburg; a stepdaughter, Carmen Lee of Nicholasville; a brother, Marion Clifton; two sisters, Ethel Clifton and Jane Clifton; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home in Martin by Bobby Baldridge, James Stephens and Gerald Hopkins. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home today.

Grover G. Samons

Age, 78, of Minnie died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 22, 1921, in Boons Camp, he was the son of the late Green Samons and Leora Music Samons Pack. He was a retired coal operator and businessman, member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of DAV Chapter 128. He is survived by his wife, Elfriede Elsa Bruning Samons, Other survivors include two sons, Tony Grover Samons of Lexington, Jody L. Samons of Minnie; one daughter, Rita Johanna Samons Daniels of Minnie; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, at McDowell, with Ted Shannon, Paul Grainger, and Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Geemes Evert Hamilton

Age, 54, of Albion, Michigan, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Born on May 8, 1945, in Pikeville, he was the son of Thomas and Beulah "Boots" Rose Hamilton, of Albion, Michigan. He had lived most of his life in the Albion area and was employed at Lowe Construction Co. for 17 years. He was a member of the Albion Bowling Association. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Tackett. Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Jean Hurtado of Albion, Monica Moreene Cottingham of Jackson; four sons, Terry Hamilton and Geemes "Pete" Evert Hamilton Jr., both of Albion, Larry Dean Hamilton of Jackson, Tony Lee Hamilton. of Homer; three sisters, Miggle Cline and Myrtle Owens, both of Albion, Gloria Rowe of Kentucky; six brothers, Jim Hamilton, Gene Hamilton, Ronnie Hamilton and Thomas Hamilton, all of Albion, Earl Hamilton of Taylor and Tim Hamilton of Homer; and 20 grandchildren. Prayer services will be conducted Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m., at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, with Reverend Orban Mann officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Litchfield. 

David Lee Slone

Age, 65, of Pippa Passes, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the U.K. Medical Center at Lexington. He was born in Wayland, on September 7, 1934, the son of the late Lema Slone and Meldia Mosely Slone. He is survived by three sisters, Hazel Gayheart of Garner, Jane Caudill of Hollybush, and Bethel Slone of Pippa Passes. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Curtie Hall, Emmitt Slone, Kelly Slone, Roger Hicks and Taylor Watson officiating. Burial was in the Lema Slone Cemetery at Raven, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Eugene R. Slone

Age, 75, of Hindman, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at his home. He was born in Hindman, on August 31, 1924, the son of the late Morgan Slone and Ranie Pratt Slone. He is survived by three daughters, Sandra Sue Collins of Lackey, Rebecca Lynn Collins of Wayland, and Rhonda Faye Johnson of Danville; three brothers, Donald Slone of Harlan, William Jasper Slone of Alabama and Jimmy Slone of Hindman; four sisters, Velda Thomas of Pinetop, Phena Vance of South Carolina, Nora Jane Hall of Leburn, and Rose K. Slone of Kendallville, Indiana; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Johnny Collins officiating. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery at Leburn, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

James Howard Jr.

Age, 72, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Riverside, California, after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1928, at Mid, in Magoffin County, the son of James "Jim" and Elizabeth Hale Howard. He attended Garrett High School and entered the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After he returned, he later graduated from Ohio State University as a physicist. He worked with I.B.M. Corp. in their laboratories at San Jose, California doing research. He and his wife, Anne Calcara Howard, founded their own company, Pacific-Polylloys Inc at Corona, California. Survivors, other than his wife, include one daughter, Cherylann Reed; two brothers, Berlin Howard of Eastern, Lloyd J. Howard of Tutor Key; four sisters, Marie Bailey of Columbus, Ohio; Lawnie Handshoe of Kendallville, Indiana, Tressie M. Kalibachuk of Donellen, New Jersey, Renea Walters of Ray Indiana; and two grandsons. Burial was in Corona, California.

Ruby Napier Richter

Age, 75; of Garrett, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Born on July 24, 1924, at Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Rhoda Moore Napier. She was a member of the Garrett Baptist Church. Her husband, Adolph "Rick" Richter, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Victor of Lexington, and Sandra Nelson of Paintsville; one brother, Clarence Napier of Louisville; one sister, Delcie Gayheart of Eastern, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. 

Randy Shepherd

Age, 22, of Hueysville, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, following an automobile accident. Born on July 13, 1977, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Hazel Shepherd Collins of Hueysville, and the late James Shepherd. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Shonda Daher Barnett Shepherd. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Devon Shepherd and Dillon Jents, both of Hueysville; one daughter, Whitney Michelle Bailey of Hueysville; two brothers. Paul Douglas Shepherd and Christopher Ray Shepherd, both of Hueysville; two sisters, Joy Lynn Howard and Remona Marie Shepherd, both of Hueysville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 24, at 1 p.m., at the Salt Lick United Baptist Church, at Hueysville, with Carlos Beverly, Clinton "Buddy" Jones and others officiating. Burial was in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, at Gunlock, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

John David Slone

Age, 34, of Wayland, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on January 14, 1966, in Selina, Ohio, he was the son of Elder Bufford and Linda Lee Muter Slone. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Seth Anthony Slone of Wayland, and James Michael Slone of Prestonsburg; one brother, Buford Lee Slone of Martin; and two sisters, Twyla Ann Stephens of Wayland and Deanna Jane Goodman of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Thacker and Slone Cemetery, at Garner, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Dock H. Griffith

Age, 77, of Somerset, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Born on November 4, 1922, at Johns Creek, Floyd County, he was the son of the late Linzie and Mary Effie Salyers Griffith. He was in bridge construction and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Janette Stringer Pittman Griffith. Other survivors include nine sons, Anthony Griffith of Allen, Jason Griffith, John Pittman, Steve Pittman, Harold Douglas Pittman, all of Somerset; Earl Pittman, Jeremiah Riggs, Cee Cee Riggs, Richard Riggs; five daughters, Gracie Ellis of Prestonsburg, Irma Sue Hager of Mt. Sterling, Sherry Lewis of Pinellas Park. Florida, Cindy D. Pittman of Sellersburg, Indiana, Janice Thomas of Somerset; three sisters. Ruby Powers and Ellen Marsillett, both of Prestonsburg, Martha Duff of Jennys Creek; 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m., at the Somerset Undertaking Company with William Brown officiating. Burial was in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Roger Irving Berry

Age, 60, of Parma Heights, Ohio, died Friday. April 21, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 16, 1939, in Machais, Maine, he was the son of the late Warren and Mary Emma Yates Berry. He was a maintenance supervisor at Midland Steel and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wide. Birdie Katheryn Slone Berry. Other survivors include two sons, Rodney S. Berry of Hunter, and Roger Darrell Berry of Parma. Ohio; one daughter, Cheryl Pace of Parma, Ohio; two brothers. Robert and Albert Berry; two sisters, Mary DeFour and Sara Lounghbury; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home .Chapel, at Martin, with Randy Turner officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at Allen, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Rodney Berry, Brandon Berry. Roger Berry and Chris Pace. 

Charles W. Hart Jr.

Age, 61, native of Bardstown, died Friday, April 21, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. He was a Navy veteran and a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Martha Burchett Hart, formerly of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include his parents, Charles Hart, Sr. and Lela Boblitt Hart; one son, Charles W.Hart III; and one daughter, Heather B. Hart; two brothers, Edward B. Hart and Jeffery S. Hart; and one sister, Shearer H. Fugate. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m., at the Pearson-Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, in Louisville. Burial was in the Cave Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Pearson-Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home.

Jonia M. Snipes Miller

Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born on April 29, 1908, at. Bonanza, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Cora Spradlin Snipes. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Bonanza. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Miller. She is survived by one daughter, Lorraine Whiteleather of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Miller Family Cemetery, at Mays Branch, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Dennis Meadows,

Age, 76 of Meadows Branch, in Prestonsburg, died on Good Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born December 15,1923,in Prestonsburg, to the late Joseph and Mary (Gray) Meadows. He followed the Baptist faith and was a former landscaper with the Margolis Nursery in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He served with distinction in the United States Army during World War II. His battles and campaigns included the Southern Phillippine, Leyte Phillippines and Northern Solomon Islands. In addition to his parent he is preceded in death by one daughter, Deanna Francis Patterson and two brothers, Frank Meadows and Joe Wheeler Meadows, Jr. Survivors include one son Dennis Meadows of Charlotte, North Carolina; three daughters Daisy M. Hall of Nashville, Tennessee, Mary J. Patterson of Antioch, Tennessee, and Pearl F. Thiede of Orange Grove, Florida; ono sister. Goldie Scutchfield of Ypsilanti, Michigan; six brothers, Curt Meadows of Zoflo Springs, Florida, Silas Meadows, Ott Meadows, Burklin Meadows and George Meadows, all of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Cottrell Meadows, of Cadillac, Michigan, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Denny Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the Meadows Family Cemetery at Bull Creek. All arrangements were under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Meadows, Curt Meadows, Mike Patterson, Michael David Patterson, Stevie Hall and Jimmy Gunter.

Kendall R. Layne

Age, 38, of Left Fork of Abbott, near Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born on August 17 1961, in Martin, the son of Emily Keeton of Fallsburg, Ohio and the late Nathaniel "Buck" Layne. He was a former truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Calhoun Layne. Other survivors include two daughters, Allison Rae Layne and Nicole Betty Layne, both at home; one brother, Terry Lee Layne of Nancy, and one sister, Elizabeth Morrison of Douglasville, Georgia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Robert G. "Fly" Muffins

Robert G. "Fly" Mullins, 50 of Litt Carr, died Monday, April 17 2000, at his home. He was born in Seco, on January 4, 1950 the son of Eskie Vance Mullins of Kite and the late Odis Mullins. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mullins. Other survivors include one daughter, Robin Nacole Mullins of Topmost; one stepson, Byron Slone of Topmost; one brother, Carl Mullins of Litt Carr; four sisters, Wanda Kilgore of Dayton, Ohio, Wilma Green of Church Hill, Tennessee, Almettie Colston of Louisville, and Olive Mullins of Brinkley. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Dale Slone, Darrell Short and Bordis Slone officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery, at Topmost, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Anis Chaffins Bailey

Anis Chaffins Bailey, 79, of Lebanon, Ohio, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Knott County, on September 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Kelse and Ollie Coburn Chaffins. She was a member of the Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Prater, and her second husband, Burnis Bailey. She is survived by one son, Velton Delno Prater of Red Lion; one daughter, Gloria Lennon Freeman; one brother, Clayton Chandler Chaffins of Crestview, Florida: a sister, Elsie Craft of Garrett; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m., at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, Franklin, Ohio, with Rev. Gene Peak and. Rev. Bill Turner officiating

Roe Birchel Moore

Age, 92, of Stanton, formerly of the Knott County area, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his residence after a short illness. He was born in Knott County. the son of the late James Elliott "Eky" Moore and Hattie Craft Moore. He was a graduate of Alice Lloyd College and the Eastern Kentucky University. He was one of the last students of Alice Lloyd College who toured the country as a Crusader to raise funds for the college. He had taught school in Knott, Floyd, Perry, Kenton, Estill and Powell counties. He was a retired art teacher, but continued doing art work until recently. He was honored by having a scholarship named in his honor at Alice Lloyd College, the Roe Birchel Moore Scholarship Fund. He was a member of the Clay City Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Combs Moore one daughter Evangeline Roberts of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two sons, Dr. James D. Moore and Barry K. Moore, both of Lexington; one sister, Evelyn Clara Noga of Stanton; two brothers. Clifford Moore of Alger, Michigan, and Donald Moore of Toledo Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m., in the Clay City Baptist Church, with Rev. Grider Denney officiating. Burial was in the Stanton Cemetery, under the direction of Wells Funeral Home.

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Elmer Hall

Age, 77, of Minnie, died Wednesday April 25, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Hall was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Orkney, a son of the late Elisha and Millie Gayheart Hall. He was a farmer and a member of Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church. His wife, Hetty Howell Hall, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Hall of Paintsville; two brothers, Melvin Hall of Prestonsburg and Haskel Hall of Orkney; two sisters, Ruth Howell of McDowell and Edith Lawson of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday April 29 at Hall Funeral Home in Martin by Regular Baptist ministers. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery, at Orkney under the directions of Hall Funeral Home.

Esther M. Ward

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born on May 8, 1914, in Greenup, the daughter of the late Alex and Pearl Hopson Webb. She was the owner of Esther's Beauty Shop and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church at Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by, her husband, Norman Ward. She is survived by one grandson and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of
Floyd Funeral Home.

Kendall R. Layne

Age, 38, of Left Fork of Abbott, near Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born on August 17, 1961, in Martin, the son of Emily Keeton of Fallsburg, Ohio; and the late Nathaniel "Buck" Layne. He was a former truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Calhoun Layne. Other survivors include three daughters, Allison Rae Layne and Nicole Betty Layne, both at home; and Lisa Layne of Prestonsburg; one brother, Terry Lee Layne of Nancy, and one sister, Elizabeth Morrison of Douglasville, Georgia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Gary Randal Miller

Age, 51, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1949, in Ligon, he was the son of the late Otis and Betty Caudill Miller. He was a disabled U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and coal miner. He is survived his wife, Marie Tackett Miller. Other survivors include one son, Larry Miller of Martin; one daughter, Carrie Miller of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Curt
Miller of Detroit, Michigan, Roy Miller of Miamisburg, Ohio, Larry Miller of Ligon; three sisters, Janice Flannery of Ligon, Brenda Hall of Clay City, Doll Wolfe of Logan, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, at Ligon, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Ivory Howard

Age, 73, of Gunlock, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on January 31, 1927, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Sam and Sally Shepherd Howard. He was a disabled logging and Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company employee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Howard. Survivors include four step-sons, Carl D. Wireman of Hueysville, Lloyd Howard of Tutor Key, Adam Wireman and Jodie Shepherd, both of Gunlock; four step-daughters, Hazel Shepherd of Gunlock, Mable Clay of Dwale, Clara Bailey of Swampton, Mazie May of Kentucky; two sisters, Martha Handshoe and Ida Wireman, both of Gunlock, 31 step-grandchildren and 32 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m., at the Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, with Jerry Manns and Earl Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Bill Shepherd Cemetery, Magoffin County, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

April 30, 2000

Bascom Horn

Age, 86, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 11, 1914, in Cliff, he was the son of the late Walker and Martha Hibbits Horn. He was a retired coal miner where he was an electrician. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. Local 5899 at Wheelwright and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mae Sparks Horn. Survivors include six sons, Bascom Horn of Lexington, Arnold Lee Horn of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Harrison Walker Horn of Banner, Harry Allen Horn of Opelika, Alabama, Darrell Ray Horn of Lexington and George Archer Horn of Printer; one daughter, Sharon Ohnalene Horn of Hi Hat; 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 30, at l p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Lori Vonucci officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Horn, Jason Horn, Harrison Horn Jr., Keith Horn, Tommy Horn, Jeremy Horn, Chris Horn, Joseph Horn, and Steven Horn. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Howell and Kenny Newman.

Ella Jean Goble

Age, 62, of Van Lear, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Born on August 9, 1937, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James Honeycutt and Darkus Bowling Honeycutt. She is survived by her husband, Frank G. Goble. Other survivors include one son, Michael Goble of Van Lear; two daughters, Wenona Gillispie and Toni Goble, both of Van Lear; two brothers, James Honeycutt of Sitka, Delmas Honeycutt of Auxier; two sisters, Willadean Wells and Maxine King, both of Van Lear; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at the Old Log Church, Daniels Creek, Van Lear, with Ted Dawson and Steve Hazlett officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Family Cemetery, Daniels Creek, Van Lear, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Herbert Ratliff

Age, 71, of Pikeville, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at the Pikeville Health Care Center of an extended illness. Born on December 6, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lillian Stinson Ratliff and Charlie T. Ratliff. He was a retired security guard. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Hughes Ratliff. Other survivors include one son, James T. Ratliff and one daughter, Mary Jo Burke, both of Pikeville; one brother, James Ratliff of Titusville, Florida; one sister, Peggy Hobson of Cowpen; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, May 1, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, at 1 p.m., with Sam Crawford and Larry Keene officiating. Burial will be in the BUD. Ratliff Cemetery, Rt. Fork, Cowpen, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home

Bascom Harris

Age, 82, of Auxier, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his residence. Born on January 13, 1918, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John W. Harris and Martha Kendrick Harris. He was a retired electrical contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Harris. Survivors include one son, Carlen Luther Harris of Lexington; four daughters-, Murvella Ferland of Prestonsburg, Delora Kraus of Auxier, Rita Harris of Lehigh Acres, Florida, Lidola Webster of Walton; two brothers, Irvin Harris of Prestonsburg, Fred Harris of Little Paint; one sister, Dicy Collins of Mt. Sterling; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Calvin Setser officiating. Burial was in the Harris Family Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lester Parsons

Age, 65, of Printer, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on August 28, 1934, in Honaker, he was the son of the late Sid and Gertrude Kidd Parsons. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmalene Spurlock Parsons. Survivors include two sons, Larry Parsons and Barry Parsons, both of Printer; one brother, Millard Parsons of Honaker; four sisters, Florida Tackett of Lexington, Virgie Hall of Prestonsburg, Doris Tackett of Alger, Ohio, Loranie Skeans of Branchland, West Virginia; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Frank Junior Kidd officiating. Burial will be in the Parsons Cemetery, at Honaker, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.