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April Obits 2001

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, April 27, 2001

Daniel L. “Buster” Robinson

Age, 66, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Maytown, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Born on March 1, 1935, at Drift, he was the son of the late Clarence and Martha Richardson Robinson. He was a self employed painter. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fricker Robinson. Other survivors include four sons, Randy Robinson of Hippo, Danny Robinson of Riceville, Christopher Robinson of David, Paul Robinson of Indiana; one daughter, Charlotte Shepherd of Lexington; three brothers, Edward Robinson of Maytown, Ernest Robinson of Decatur, Alabama, Ballard Robinson of Eastern; one sister, Reba Halbert of Maytown; and 13 grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, with Rev. Bob Varney officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Garnett Pinkowski

Age, 76, of Paintsville, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her residence. She was born May 24, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Maxie Parsons LeMaster. She was a retired nurses aid and was a member of the Zebulon Baptist Church, in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Pinkowski. Survivors include one brother, Frank LeMaster of Baltimore, Maryland; and four sisters, Pearl Ellis of Langley, Agnes Rittenger and Joan Edlow, both of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jessie Murray of Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Whitehouse.

Pina Mae Hall

Age, 85, of Garrett, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, at Martin, following an extended illness. She was born February 5, 1916, in Wise, Virginia, the daughter of the late Ned Little and Martha Ann Johnson Little. She was a member of the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, at Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Hall. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Ray Hall of Slemp, Jesse Hall Jr. of Martin; five daughters, Wilma Faye Smith of Langley, Doris Ann Patton and Wanda Joyce Case, both of Garrett, Cora Deloris Duncan of Prestonsburg, Mary Anna Davis of David; one sister, Rosie Hicks of Lafallotte, Tennessee, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m., at the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, Garrett, with the clergymen, Sterlin Bolen and Bethel Bolen, officiating. Burial will be in the Seland Hall Cemetery, Left Fork, Dry Creek, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Susan Mae Spurlock

Age, 82, of London, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her son’s residence in London. She was born January 9, 1919, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late James Milton and Laura Belle Crum Humble. She was a member of the Overland Church of Christ, at Lawrenceburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Spurlock. Survivors include one son, Dennis Spurlock of London; five daughters, Janice A. Fraley of Urbana, Ohio, Pauletta Sears of London, Lana S. McKinney of Lexington, Anna L. Belcher of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Gwen L. Langley of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Peggy Jo Damron of Robinson Creek; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Larry Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, at Printer.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Edgel Moore

Age, 70, of Ivel, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on April 10, 1931, at Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Linzie and Dona Shepherd Moore. He was a retired diesel mechanic. Survivors include two sons, David Edgel Moore of Ivel, Daniel Joseph Moore of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Boyd of Ivel; and one brother, Edd Moore of Middle Creek, Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg.

Glen Allen Whitt

Age, 79, of Pikeville, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born May 10, 1921, in Endicott, the son of the late Columbus Whitt and Vata Blackburn Whitt. He was a retired Kentucky Power Company employee, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, at Pikeville, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Helen Gearheart Whitt. Other survivors include one daughter, Patricia Seegmiller of Huntington, West Virginia; two brothers, John Whitt of Burlington, Michigan, William C. Whitt of Taylor, Michigan; three sisters, Edna Whitt of Patriot, Ohio, Verdie Hamilton of Bay City, Michigan; Alma Payne of Southgate, Michigan, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Loreda Conley

Age, 72, of Wayland, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, following an extended illness. Born on August 30, 1928, at Estill, she was the daughter of the late Buck Vanderpool and Ida Williams Vanderpool. She was a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill. She is survived by her husband, Bordie Conley. Other survivors include one son, Gary Conley of Wayland, and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with James Red Morris and others officiating. Burial was in the Jay Conley Cemetery, at Mousie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Marie H. Martin

Age, 88, of Kite, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born May 27, 1912, at Kite, she was the daughter of the late Jethro and Rosie Meade Hall. She was a member of the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ibra Martin. Survivors include three sons, Amon Martin of Kite, Anon Martin of Liberty, and Namon Martin of Topmost; two daughters, Mae Amburgey of Pinetop, and Rose Wiwi of Harrison, Ohio; two sisters, Anna Hampton of Lexington, and Goshen Hall of Kite; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., in the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church, at Kite. Burial was in the Jethro Hall Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Pallbearers were Nathan Martin, Jamie Martin, Phillip Hicks, Austin Hicks, Jason Carrier, and Lee Gerald.

Ruth Miller Price

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born October 24, 1930, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late German and Eliza Prater Miller. She was a retired assembly line worker with American Standard, and was a member of the United Steelworkers. She is survived by three sons, William Frank Price Jr. of Texas City, Texas, James Cecil Price and Richard Gordon Price, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Ruth Ann Hobson of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Paula Jo Pigg Shannon

Age, 51, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. She was born April 5, 1950, in Prestonsburg. She was a former registered nurse at Highlands Regional Medical Center, and a member of the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole) in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, John Kevin Shannon. Other survivors include two daughters, Katie Gray and Tara Robinson, both of Prestonsburg; one step-son, Chris Michael of Lexington; and one grandson. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Larry Adams officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Palsy Organization, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229.


Friday, April 20, 2001

Doyle Glenn Adkins

Age, 59, died March 7, 2001, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. He was born April 22, 1941, in Letcher County, the son of Woodrow and Mae Adkins. He operated A&A Crafts and retired in 1984 as a small appliance repairman for Goodwill Industries. He was a member of the Lima Baptist Church and attended the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Elida Band Boosters, and Goodwill Industries worker. He attended McDowell High School. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Janet Smith Adkins. Other survivors include two sons, Sean Adkins and Micheal Adkins, both of Lima, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Adkins of Tennessee, Lester Adkins of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Carol Harris of Joseph, Oregon, Joyce Woods of Catlettsburg, and Sandra Hays of Cridersville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at Lima Missonary Baptist Church, with Terry Brock officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ruby Marie Wells

Age, 79, of Auxier, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on March 11, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Dennis Selvage and Celia Patrick Selvage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Wells. Survivors include two sons, Randall Wells of Auxier; three daughters, Phyllis Jewell Goble, Diana Sue Goble and Tammy Lee King, all of Auxier; one sister, Maxine Beirman Childers of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 19, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Dave Flanery and Gary Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Wells Family Cemetery, at Jockey Hollow, in Auxier.

Chester Gearheart

Age, 71, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his residence. He was born August 30, 1929, in Salt Lick, the son of the late Frank and Mildred Ratliff Gearheart. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Mavis Stone Gearheart. Other survivors include four sons, Franklin Ray Gearheart of Willard, Ohio, Ricky Darrell Gearheart of Gunlock, Douglas Wayne Gearheart of Hueysville, and Gary Vance Gearheart of Royalton; three daughters, Sharon Rose Bryant and Beverly Ann Williamson, both of Prestonsburg, and Karen Kay Osborne of Eastern; one brother, Albert Gearheart of Lake Orion, Michigan; one half-brother, Herman Gayheart of Kissimmee, Florida; eight sisters, Gypsy Jones of Prestonsburg, Garnet Leveridge of Cornelius, South Carolina, Alma Salyer of Sidney, Michigan, Ruby Smith of Willard, Ohio, Jeanette Sparkman of Plymouth, Ohio, Violet Ward of Bourbonnais, Illinois, Verna Baldridge of Amlin, Ohio and Velma Morgan of Blackwood, New Jersey; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Red Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Gearheart Family Cemetery, at Hueysville.

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Burta Link

Age, 96, of Attica, Ohio, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Oak Grove Manor Nursing Home, Mansfield, after an extended illness. She was born May 26, 1904, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Malcom and Parthenia Amburgy Gearheart. She was retired from the former Shelby Spring Hinge Co., and was a member of the Mansfield Faith Assembly Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Link. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, Attica, Ohio, with Rev. Edward Gayheart and Rev. Charles Saunders, of the Mansfield Faith Assembly Church, officiating. Burial was in the Attica-Venice Township Cemetery.

Diana Belcher Lewis

Age, 28, of Van Lear, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Shelbyville, following an automobile accident. Born on November 17, 1972, at Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Woodrow Belcher of Chicago, Illinois, and Hanna Fraley Belcher of Drift. She is survived by her husband, Michael Joe Lewis. Other survivors include her step-father, Arthur Sexton of Drift; two sons, Daniel Joseph Belcher of Van Lear, Barry David Robinson of Martin; one step-son, Jeffery Michael Lewis of Van Lear; one daughter, Lee Ann Mosley of McDowell; three brothers, Woodrow Belcher Jr. and Gregory Belcher, both of Wisconsin, Paul Belcher of Indiana; and one sister, Kimberly Rowe of Drift. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 18, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Fraley Jr., and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery.

Gracie Hicks

Age, 63, of Sturgis, Michigan, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born April 15, 1937, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Laurel Huff, and Gladith Hall. She had resided in Sturgis since 1959, and retired from Grumman Olsen in Sturgis after 15 years of employment. Prior to that she has worked at G.F. Business Forms and Transogram, both in Sturgis. Survivors include three sons, Timothy Hicks, Gregory Hicks and Johnny Hicks, all of Sturgis; two brothers, Ernest Hall of Sturgis and Kenneth Hall of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, Shelby Wright and Arlene Gibson, both of Sturgis; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Hackman-Foglesong Funeral Home, Sturgis, Michigan, with Rev. Dennis Wheeler of the Sturgis Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Sturgis Memorial Gardens.

Michael Joe Lewis

Age, 37, of Van Lear, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Shelbyville, following an automobile accident. Born on October 18, 1963, at Marshall, Michigan, he was the son of Kennith and Lila Shepherd Lewis of Van Lear. He was a disabled mail carrier. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Belcher Lewis. Survivors include one son, Jeffery Michael Lewis of Van Lear; two step-sons, Daniel Joseph Belcher of Van Lear, Barry David Robinson of Martin; one step-daughter, Lee Ann Mosley of McDowell; three brothers, Kennith Ray Lewis and Eddie Lewis, both of Van Lear, Kelvin Lewis of Meta. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 18, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jim Smith and Lee Music officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Helen Louise May Burke

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born January 17, 1926, at Dwale, the daughter of the late J.C. and Martha Elizabeth Laven May. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, John W. Burke Sr. Other survivors include one son, John W. Burke Jr. of Prestonsburg; one brother, David May of Prestonsburg; one sister, Sallye Branham of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers were: Frank May, Glenn David May, Glenn David May II, Michael Branham, Michael Branham II, Chuckie May, Trent Owens and Tyler Burke. Pallbearer was Charles G. May. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Lavin, George Lavin, Jack Hyden, Estill Branham, Steve Shelton, Seldon Horn, C.J. McNally, Billy Pruitt, Bill Harvey Howard, Delmas Saunders, Delano May, Dr. Doug Adams, Shag Branham, Harry Burke and Tom Ed Music.

George Frederick King Jr. 

Age, 38, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Buckingham, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born on January 26, 1963, at Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of George Frederick King of West Virginia and Nebraska Cook King of Cleveland, Ohio. He was disabled and a member of Broadview Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville.

Juanita Hitchcock

Age, 46, of Staffordsville, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at her residence. Born on January 12, 1955, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Beulah Fairchild and the late Clate Fairchild. She is survived by her husband, John Daniel “Dan” Hitchcock Sr. Other survivors include one son, John Hitchcock of Auxier; three daughters, Nancy Pelphrey of Oil Springs, Sue Williams and Beth Curtsinger, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Gary Fairchild and Larry Fairchild, both of Paintsville; three sisters, June Rowland of Winchester, Judy Sexton and Darlene Hitchcock, both of Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church, with John Michael Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

Ishmeal Caudill

Age, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Hi Hat, died Friday, April 13, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on July 8, 1932, at Hi Hat, he was the son of the late Andy Caudill and Lillie Osborne Caudill. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include four sons, Gregory Caudill of Gainesville, Florida, Rodney Dale Caudill of Morehead, Timothy Caudill of Cromwell, Indiana, Randy Caudill of Hindman; two daughters, Georgia Lewis and Katherine Miller, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Carmel Mitchell of Ligoneer, Indiana, Ethel Gans of Wolde Lake, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Arner Whitaker, Don Fraley Jr., and Edgel Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat.

Jacqueline Martin

Age, 70, of Drift, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 26, 1930, at Allegheny, she was the daughter of the late Paul Akers and Pricie Damron Akers. She was a member of the McDowell First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Martin. Survivors include three sons, Sherman Martin Jr. of Louisville, John Federick Martin of Drift, Sheridan Martin of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Kathryn Jean Eldridge of Louisa, and Judee Hale of Martin; one brother, Wayne Akers of Printer; one sister, Wanda Isaac of Louisa; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Harry Hargus officiating. Burial was in the Sherman Martin Family Cemetery, at Drift.

Joe Brown

Age, 76, of Mousie, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 28, 1925, at Lackey, he was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Bradley Brown. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church at Mousie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Stamper Brown. Survivors include two sons, Andy Brown of Somerset, Ancil Brown of Mousie; two daughters, Barbara Sue Brown of Mousie, Betty Lou Ramey of Garner; four brothers, Jack Brown of Mousie, Sherman Brown of Frenchburg, James Brown of Saint Marys, Ohio, Libery Brown of Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Edna Lemaster of Marion, Ohio, Dorothy Hicks of Mousie, Nervie Cox of Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Brown Cemetery, at Mousie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

John Bizzack Sr.

Age, 81, of Lexington, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington, following a brief illness. A native of Fairpoint, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna Kanjansis Bizzack. He was retired president of Bizzack Brothers Construction Corp., Biz Wil Inc., Bittersweet Arabians and Bittersweet Station Farm, he was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a member of the V.F.W. Post 4075, B.P.O.E., The Blue and White Fund UK., UK Fellow, former president of the Kentucky Highway Contractors Association, he received the Construction Management Founders Society UK Lifetime Achievement Award, and was a member of the Highland Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Mae Wilkinson Bizzack. Other survivors include one son, Dr. John W. Bizzack; two brothers, Lawrence Bizzack and Lewis Bizzack, both of Frankfort; one sister, Ann Stomp of Cleveland, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at the Harrod Bros. Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, with Rev. Tory Baucum officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Woodford County. Active bearers were Jason Bizzack, Ronnie Collet, Leonard Lawson, Jerry Healy, Stan Bray and Sam McNamara. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Ruth, James Codell Sr., R.C. Durr, Carroll Robinson, Lee Isaac, Vick Comley, Robert Potter, Gloria Potter, Ray Apple, Gary Bizzack, Tommy Riddell, Scott Spencer, Johnny Callabes, David Wilkinson and Lisa Leslie.

Ollie Wallen

Age, 77, of Bullcreek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on October 17, 1923, at Floyd County, he was the son of the late Henry (Buck) Wallen and Johnnie Calhoun Wallen. He was a sales clerk for Farm and Home Store, Prestonsburg, and a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Emmel Grace Jarrell Wallen. Survivors also include two sons, Charles Wade Wallen of Bullcreek, Prestonsburg, Mark Henry Wallen of Bullcreek, Prestonsburg; two daughters, Wilma Leslie Star of Bullcreek, Prestonsburg, Thelma Moore of Auxier; two brothers, Les Wallen of Bullcreek, Prestonsburg, John Wallen of Prestonsburg, 5 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Manford Fannin and Russ Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Wallen Family Cemetery, Bullcreek, Prestonsburg. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Dawsie Handshoe

Age, 78, of Hueysville, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 9, 1923, at Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Gracie Handshoe Terry. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Handshoe. Survivors include eight sons, Jesse James Handshoe of Avilla, Indiana, Amos Handshoe of Carrie, Roy Handshoe, Leonard Handshoe, Larry Junior Handshoe, Willie Lee Handshoe, Elmer Handshoe, and Lloyd Dean Handshoe all of Hueysville; five daughters, Essie Terry, Bessie Handshoe, Cordellia Handshoe, Tressie Handshoe, Arminta Handshoe all of Hueysville; two brothers, Taulby Ray Terry of Tome City, Indiana, Chandler Terry of Kendallville, Indiana; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Wayne Stephens, Clarence Combs, and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Will Terry Cemetery, at Hueysville.

Friday, April 13, 2001

Doffie Henderson

Age, 51, of Craynor, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 12, 1949, in Floyd County, he was the son of Henry Henderson of McDowell, and the late Girlie Howell Henderson. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association. He is survived by his wife, Burblene Hall Henderson. Other survivors include one son, Jamie Henderson of Craynor; two daughters, Thedia Hamilton of Lenoir, North Carolina, Joella Newsome of Beaver; two brothers, Don Henderson of Josephine, Texas, Eddie Henderson of McDowell; one sister, Deloris Blevins of McDowell; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 13, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Henderson Family Cemetery, at Craynor.

Joe Edward Ball

Age, 66, of Lexington, died Monday, April 9, 2001. He was born in Prestonsburg on December 15, 1934, the son of John Elder and Mae Bailey Ball. He served in the United States Armed Forces in Fort Hood, Texas, from 1957-1959. He was actively involved in coaching and teaching the youth for Southeastern Bambino Baseball. He was employed for 18 years as a sales representative for Louisville Chemical Company, in Lexington, and retired in 1999, and returned to part-time employment for Transylvania University Physical Plant Department that same year. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Daniels Ball. Other survivors include one daughter, JoAnna Brooks Ball of Lexington and one son, Bill Ball of Nicholasville, and a brother, Sidney E. Ball of Lincoln Park, Michigan and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 13, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary Southland, with Reverend Jack Hughes Robinson officiating.

Laura Hamilton

Age, 95, of New London, died Wednesday, April 11, at her home. She was born December 5, 1905, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Ireland and Nan Robinson Boyd. She had lived in New London since 1952. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New London. She is survived by four daughters, Mae Williams of New London, Carlie Jarrell of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Nancy Harris of Ashland, and Juanita Case of Fremont; two sons, J.D. Hamilton and Edward Hamilton, both of New London; 35 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of New London, with Alan Seaborn and Hershel Case officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland County Memorial Park, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Ralph Caudill

Agel, 75, of Melvin, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 25, 1925, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Johnny and Maxie Lawson Caudill. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A. Local No. 5899 at Wheelwright, a member of the Light House Temple at Wheelwright, and a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Reva Fitzpatrick Caudill. Other survivors include one son, Glennis Caudill of Melvin; four brothers, Eddie Edward Caudill of Price, Jack Caudill of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Bennie Caudill of Columbia City, Indiana, Jim Caudill of Caledonia, Mississippi; four sisters, Dixie Mullins of Columbia City, Indiana, Dorothy Hand of Eden, North Carolina, Mary Hamilton of London, Maudie Osborne of Hi Hat; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, at Hi Hat, with Don Fraley Jr. and Roy Cosby officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.


Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Alpha Burke

Age, 82, of Franklin, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, following an extended illness. Born on November 30, 1918, at Knott County, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Melvenia McCurry Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Burke. Survivors include four sons, James Ellis Hall of Rock Creek, Ohio, Curtis Lee Hall of Conneaut, Ohio, Roger Burke of Holiday, Florida, Raymond Burke of Jacks Creek; two step-sons, Ronald Burke of Raiford, Florida, Omar Hall of Ashtabula, Ohio; two daughters, Joan Becker of Chester, Virginia, Joyce Ann Jenson of Franklin; three step-daughters, Joan Hall of Florahome, Florida, Joyce Allen of Jacksonville, Florida, Becky Little of Jonancy; five brothers, Willie Johnson of Indiana, Kennith Johnson of Wheelwright, Jack Johnson of Casper, Wyoming, Jessie Johnson of Emma, Garfield Johnson of Bevinsville, 29 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, at Halo, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

David Williams

Age, 35, of Olive Hill, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born on March 1, 1966, at Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Willie Williams of Grethel, and Loretta Conley Adams of Galveston. He was an installer for TELA Communications. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Perry Williams. Other survivors include three step-sons, Kevin Watson, Dennis Watson, and Adam Watson, all of Olive Hill; three daughters, Kimberly Williams of Olive Hill, Edna Shrie Williams and Deonna Williams, both of Craynor; one step-daughter, Lisa Sparks of Morehead; two brothers, Kennel Williams of North Webster, Indiana, Robert Dale Williams of Carisle; step-father, Jay Lee Adams of Galveston; paternal grandmother, Ethel Williams of Grethel; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Evans Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Geraldine Allen

Age, 82, of Eastern, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born October 12, 1919, at Eastern, the daughter of the late Schulyer Colfax and Rhoda Preston Allen. She was a teacher at Garrett and Maytown schools, and principal at Lackey school from 1938, until her retirement in 1974. Survivors include two sisters, Corinne Allen of Eastern, and Barbara Worth Carter of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Mike Allen officiating. Burial was in the Allen Family Cemetery, at Eastern. Pallbearers were Brett James, Bryan Allen and Bennett Allen.

Francis Jacobs Huff

Age, 81, of Eastern, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at her daughter’s residence at Garrett. She was born November 20, 1919, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Tom and Bethany Owens Jacobs. She was a retired cook at Wayland and Allen Central Schools, and was a member of the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Huff. Survivors include two sons, Canton Huff of Rittman, Ohio, and Laurel Huff of Milford, Ohio; two daughters, Bethleen Francis of Garrett, and Orzie Huff of Rittman, Ohio; one sister, Susanna Combs of Raven; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 9, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Bobby Baldridge officiating. Burial was in the Alice Point Cemetery, in Knott County. Pallbearers were Nick Huff, Glen Likens, Shawn Francis, Brian Francis, Josh Francis, Chris Francis, Larry Lafferty, Kent Flanery, and Ben Flanery.

Georgia Mae Harmon Boyd

Age, 61, of Frankfort, died Friday, April 6, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. A native of Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Walter “Doc” and Virginia Mae Davis Harmon. She was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Dawson Boyd. Other survivors include one son, Okie Lee Conn of Frankfort; three stepsons, Charles Dale Boyd, Noah Lee Boyd and Dawson Boyd Jr.; one brother, Hydrac Harmon of Winchester; one sister, Mildred Hunt of Logan, West Virginia; four grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 9, at the Grace Freewill Baptist Church, in Lexington, with Rev. Gary Dean officiating. Burial was in Clarmont Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Thorn, Lee Boyd, Dawson Boyd Jr., Charles Dale, Rara Justice Jr., Avery Harmon, Kevin Osborne and Ken Osborne.

Gracie Cole Johnson

Age, 90, of Melvin, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on March 28, 1911, at Halo, she was the daughter of the late Harm Johnson and Rosa Osborne Johnson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tivis Cole, and her second husband, Charlie Johnson. Survivors include one son, Tommy Cole of Melvin; one brother, James Elswick of Hi Hat; three sisters, Minnie Tuttle of Martin, Myrtle Kulik of Lorain, Ohio, and Anna Little of Price; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ellis Holbrook and Monroe Jones officiating. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, at Price.

Hester Hall

Age, 87, of Banner, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her residence. She was born January 11, 1914, in Banner, the daughter of the late Jerry Hall and Rosa Hurd Hall. She was a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Graham Hall. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Luther Hall of Conyers, Georgia, David M. Hall of Banner; one daughter, Rosa Mary Stewart of Banner, 10 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Hezie Samons

Age, 82, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Arbors at Oregon, Ohio. He was born on December 8, 1918, in Kentucky, the son of the late Bascom and Susie Samons. He was a sanitation engineer with LOF for 20 years, retiring in 1977, he was an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Flanders Road Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, JoeAnn Samons. Other survivors include one son, Jessie E. Sammons; brothers, Casey, Malcolm, Tandy and Bascom Samons; sisters, Sadie Samons and Julie Williams; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. in the Eggleston-Meinert Funeral Home, Oregon. Burial will be in the Toledo Memorial Park.

Josephine Litton

Age, 86, of Martin, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 15, 1915, at Printer, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Stevens Ousley. She was a member of the Martin Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Litton. Survivors include one son, Wayne Allen Goble of New Albany, Indiana; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Donnie Hackworth officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, at Martin.

Mollie Hayes

Age, 91, of Betsy Layne, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at her residence. She was born August 25, 1909, at Hueysville, the daughter of the late Zack and Kate Sutton Conley. She was a storekeeper at Hobert Hayes Grocery and was a member of the Betsy Layne Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Hayes. Survivors include one sister, Daisy Smith of Talcum. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ, with Bennie Blankenship and Tommy Spears officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Pallbearers were Orris Hayes, Randy Hayes, Wayne Hayes, David Hayes, Gary Keathley, Craig Click, Barry Ratliff, and Brett Conn.

Okel Ray

Age, 78, of Harold, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her sister’s residence in Harold. She was born May 18, 1922, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Emory Ray and Tilda Hamilton Ray. She was a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel. Survivors include one brother, Leonard Ray of Battle Creek, Michigan; two sisters, Opal Little of Pikeville, Stlvia Howell of Harold; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m., in the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Sam Hall Cemetery, Robinson Creek, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Thomas “Tom” Spencer Stewart 

Age, 50, of Martin, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the St. Vincent Hospital, Williamsport, Indiana. He was born March 7, 1951, at Martin, the son of Shirley Maxine Salisbury Stewart and the late Edwin V. Stewart. He was an OTR driver for Jacobson Transportation. He is survived by his wife, Susan Halbert Stewart. Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include two daughters, Cara Loraine Stewart and Julie Elaine Stewart, both of Martin; one brother, Eddie V. Stewart of Batavia, Ohio; and one sister, Rebecca Lin Stewart of Lehigh Acres, Florida. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Stewart Cemetery, at Maytown, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Doyle Glenn Adkins

Age, 59, died March 7, 2001, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. He was born April 22, 1941, in Letcher County, the son of Woodrow and Mae Adkins. He operated A&A Crafts and retired in 1984 as a small appliance repairman for Goodwill Industries. He was a member of the Lima Baptist Church and attended the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Elida Band Boosters, and Goodwill Industries worker. He attended McDowell High School. He was a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Smith Adkins. Other survivors include two sons, Sean Adkins and Micheal Adkins, both of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Carol Harris of Joseph, Oregon, Joyce Woods of Catlettsburg, and Sandra Hays of Cridersville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at Lima Missonary Baptist Church, with Terry Brock officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ellis Paige

Age, 57, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at West Portsmouth, following an extended illness. Born on January 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Ervin and Caldona Reynolds Paige. He was a disabled coal miner.
Survivors include one son, Steven Paige of Louisa; one daughter, Kim Mills of Louisa; three brothers, Wid Paige of Whitesburg, Charles Paige, and Bobby Paige, both of McDowell; three sisters, Bertha Dye of McDowell, Verna Jones of Prestonsburg, and Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association at McDowell, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Togie (Bug) Salisbury Jr.

Age, 63, of Langley, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his residence. Born on June 1, 1937, at Langley, he was the son of the late Togie Salisbury and Minnie Howard Salisbury. He was a disabled mechanic. Survivors include one brother, Hargus Salisbury of Jackson, Michigan; three sisters, Sally Brown of Plant City, Florida, Dora King of Baltimore, Maryland, and Joyce Wroten of Kearneysville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, at Langley. Pallbearers were James Hoover, Denny Hoover, Nick Hoover, James (D.J.) Hoover, Neal Honaker, George Ousley and John Ousley.

Friday, April 6, 2001

Dr. Melvin Knight Stewart

Age, 62, of Fishers, Indiana, formerly of Catlettsburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. Born on November 4, 1938, in Wayland, he was the son of the late Walter Edward Stewart and Kathleen Norris Hobbs Stewart. He was a retired dentist, primary family practice—Catlettsburg Medical Arts, a member of the Masonic lodge, El Hasa Shrine, Boyd County 4-H Council, past president of Eastern Kentucky Dental Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, USA Track and Field, KHSAA registered track official, Athletic Congress National Federation of Inter-Scholastic Officials Association, Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky Admiral; he attended the University of Kentucky, and received the DMD degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1965. He was a U.S. veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a track and field official at Goodwill Games and the U.S. Olympic Trials. He also competed in track in high school and college. He is survived by his wife, Judith Salisbury Stewart. Other survivors include one daughter, LuAnne Bailey; one son, Todd Stewart; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Neal Funeral Home, in Catlettsburg, with Rev. William Bentley officiating. Honorary pallbearers are David Salisbury, Betty Salisbury, Philip Salibury, Ada Salisbury, Tom Hardwick, Chady Hardwick, Terry Salisbury, Jackie Salisbury, Timothy Salisbury and Linda Salisbury.

Edgel Hayes

Age, 89, of Langley, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a brief illness. Born on January 8, 1912, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Kennell Hayes and Martha Hoover Hayes. He is a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Marie Arms Hayes of Lexington. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Hayes of Volga, Dennis Hayes of Providence; four daughters, Emogene Lafferty of Martin, Peggy Mattingly, Juanita Hayes and June Hayes, all of Lexington; one sister, Gladys Hicks of Langley, 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the Hagans Cemetery, at Langley.

Estill Ousley

Age, 70, of Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on August 25, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of Mary Shepherd Adams of Prestonsburg, and the late Pearl Ousley. He was a retired coal miner; a member of the Free United Baptist Church; West Prestonsburg; and a member of the U.M.W.A. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Frazier Ousley. Other survivors include one son, Roy Ousley of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Mary Jane Goble, Ada Combs and Kay Ousley, all of Prestonsburg, Joann Reynolds of Martin; one brother, Curtis Ousley of Claypool, Indiana; two sisters, Kathleen Robinson of Ashland, Ada Lou Hall of Emma; one half-sister, Georgia Ethel Porter of Tennessee, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jim Smith, Ernie Blevins and Robert Ousley officiating. Burial will be in the Goble-Ousley Cemetery, on Bull Creek, in Prestonsburg.

James Edward (Little Ed) Tackett 

Age, 70, of Melvin, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on November 7, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John Melvin Tackett and Mellie Elswick Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, and a member of the U.M.W.A. Local #5899 at Wheelwright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Johnson Tackett. Survivors include six sons, James Tackett, Gene Tackett, Tommy Tackett, and Eugene Tackett, all of Weeksbury, Donnie Tackett of Ligon and Paul Tackett of Melvin; three daughters, Marie Miller of Ligon, Anglea Meade and Tammy Tackett, both of Melvin; three brothers, Garnis Tackett of Indiana, Clifford Tackett of Weeksbury, Junior Tackett of Pike County; 23 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

John Luxmore

Age, 72, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at his daughter’s residence in Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born June 20, 1928, in Price, the son of the late Fred Luxmore and Maudie Lawson Luxmore. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Inland Steel and Island Creek Coal Company. He was a member and minister of the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church; assistant moderator of Little Nancy at Price, and Steel’s Creek Regular Baptist Church at Wayland. He is survived by his wife, Betty Aileen Little Luxmore. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Oliver Luxmore of Cadiz, John Paul Luxmore of Georgetown, Fred Kimball Luxmore of Lexington; one daughter, Jeremia Sue Johnson of Lexington; one brother, Charles Luxmore of Winchester; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Thelma Pauline McCown

Age, 87, formerly of Ligon, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Taylor, Michigan. She was born August 8, 1913, in Montcalm, West Virginia. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Romulus, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Fred McCown. Survivors include four sons, Beverly Jerome, Dennis, and Glennis, all of Michigan and Paul, of Lewisburg, Tennessee; three daughters, Ramona Humphrey of Ligon, Lois Stratton and Joann Jones, both of Michigan; three brothers, Elza, Donald and Clarence Pennington; one sister, Francis Stanley of Hilliard, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at noon, at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor, Michigan. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan.

Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Anna Kiser McGlone

Age, 96, of Carter County, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born July 27, 1904, in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late A.B. “Gold” and Mahalia Burton Kiser. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. A. “Jake” McGlone. Survivors include one son, Henry McGlone of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Connie Ellison of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Betty McGinnis of Bucyrus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m., at the Globe Funeral Chapel, Olive Hill, with Dave Shanklin officiating. Burial was in the Jake McGlone Cemetery, on McGlone Creek, in Carter County.

Billa Wanda Miller Fraley

Age, 82, of Cecil, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, died Friday, March 30, 2001, in the Leisure Oaks Nursing Home, Defiance, Ohio. She was born February 26, 1919, in Hueysville, the daughter of the late Frank Cooley and Martha Allen Cooley. She was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church, and was retired from the Elkhorn Water District. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. E. Miller. She is survived by her husband, Fred Fraley of Lexington. Other survivors include one daughter, Sherry Lynn Messer of Cecil, Ohio; one brother, Dave Cooley of Wayland; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 2, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Fraley, Dick Vinson, David Cooley, Mike Cooley, and Lee Messer. Honorary pallbearers were Jared Panico, Chelsea Panico and Mallory Panico.

Ronnie Moore

Age, 46, of Inez, died Tuesday, March 31, 2001. Born on January 29, 1955, in Martin County, he was the son of the late Elmer Moore and Olive Bell Moore. Survivors include three brothers, Danny Moore of Inez, Gary Moore of Danville, Kenneth Larry Ward of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Glenna Branham of Inez, and Ruth Horn of Marion, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m., at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Quentin Crum officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Cemetery, at Tomahawk.

Dr. Claude Pritchard Frady Jr.

Age, 81, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Greenview Hospital. He was born in Wilder, Tennessee, the son of the late Claude P. Frady Sr., and Fannie Hall Frady.
He attended Wayland High School and Caney Junior College. He was one of the school’s well known “Caney Crusaders.” He continued his education at the Univeristy of Kentucky from 1940-1941. In 1941 he left school to serve his country for four years during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his military service, he returned to school and obtained a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts and an Ed.D. at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Frady’s 36-year career as an educator included working as a teacher, principal and basketball coach in the public school systems in Floyd and Knott counties, and teaching English at Caney Junior College. He also worked with the Bureau of School Services at UK from 1963-1968, and served as a professor of Western Kentucky University from 1968, until his retirement in 1982. He was involved in numerous organizations including The Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club, the American Cancer Society, and the Salvation Army. In 1998, Dr. Frady was inducted into the Knott County Hall of Fame, and in September 2000, was named Alumnus of the Year at Alice Lloyd College. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Hall Frady. Other survivors include one daughter, Cathy Ann Hays; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Hamilton, Ohio, and Kathryn Whitten of Allen Park, Michigan; a brother, Samuel W. Frady of Wayland; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m., at J. C. Kirby & Sons Funeral Home, Bowling Green. A private graveside service was held Monday, April 2.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alice Lloyd College, and the Hindman Settlement School.

John Hunter

Age, 85, of Shelbiana, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 24, 1915, at Printer, he was the son of the late Benjamin Hunter and Maudie Hamilton Hunter. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Hall Hunter. Survivors include two sons, Varnie C. Hunter of Wellington, Ohio, John Paul Hunter of Shelbiana; four daughters, Ethel Harvey of Harold, Phyllis McKinney of Martin, Darlene Mitchell of Erial, New Jersey and Anna Laur Kidd of Kansas; one brother, Ora Hunter of Michigan; two sisters, Mae Morgan of Allen, Nancy Kidd of Honaker, 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery, at Honaker.

Maudie Howard Joseph

Age, 97, of Frankfort, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. Born on November 17, 1903, at Blue River, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Shepherd Howard. She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church in Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Callie Howard, and her second husband, Callie Joseph. Survivors include three daughters, Mazie Coffey of Willard, Ohio, Alta Vanderpool of Lebanon, Ohio, and Lucy Perry of Frankfort; two sons, Johnnie Howard of North Carolina, Harold Howard of Louisville; 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 3, at the W. G. Hardy Valley Funeral Home, in Louisville, with Ken Stebbins and Marty May officiating.
Burial was in the Penn Run Cemetery, in Louisville.

Lewis Neeley

Age, 72, of Roundhead, Ohio, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born on March 14, 1929, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Stonewall J. and Anna Stratton Neeley. He was a retired guard attendant at the Lima State Hospital. He was a member of the Doyle Miller AMVETS Post 39 of Lakeview, Ohio; a member and past master of Wayne Lodge No. 569, F&AM; a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, a member of the Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Ohio; member of the Hardin County Shrine Club of Kenton, Ohio, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 273 of Waynesfield, Ohio, where he was Worthy Patron for several years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 3615, Indian Lake, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma M. Sparks. Survivors include two sons, Steven Neeley of Roundhead, Ohio, Mark Neeley of Lakeview, Ohio; one brother, Lawrence Neeley of Alger, Ohio; one sister, Mary Douglas Gossard of Roundhead, Ohio; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A Masonic memorial service was conducted, Sunday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, Ohio. Public graveside services were Monday, April 2, at 1 p.m., at Roundhead Cemetery, Roundhead, Ohio, with Rev. Fred Richards officiating. Burial was in the Roundhead Cemetery, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home.

Mary Alice Slone

Age, 78, of Mallie, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 27, 1922, at Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Ora Boatwright Reynolds. She was a member of the Omaha Bible Church, at Pinetop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Canton Slone. Survivors include two sons, Donny Slone of Mallie, Ira Wendell Slone of Ohio; two daughters, Anna Lois Slone of North Carolina, Betty Lou Amburgey of Ohio; one sister, Mildred Combs of Mallie; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Omaha Bible Church, at Pinetop, with Eston Amburgey officiating.
Burial will be in the Slone Family Cemetery, at Mallie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Miriam R. Howell

Age, 72, of Allen, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in the Parkview Nursing Home in Robinson Creek, after an extended illness. She was born on August 6, 1928, at Lykins, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Victor and Grace Metz Reitz. She was a retired bookkeeper for Turner Elkhorn Mining Company at Drift. She was preceded in death by her husband, O. C. Howell. Survivors include one daughter, Linda G. Howell of Dana; one brother, Henry Reitz of Martin; and one sister, Elsie Foster of Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 3, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Pallbearers were Paul Campbell, Michael Reitz, Kristopher Reitz, Johnny Belcher, Jay Nelson, Tommy Jo Reitz, and Jeff Ratliff. Honorary pallbearers were Robert L. Tackett, Ronnie Campbell and Frank Heinze. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a contribution be made to the American Cancer Society.

Patton Jay (Pat) Duff

Age, 56, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at St. Lukes Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the owner-operator of Soft Water Service of Pound, Virginia, and was a member of the Clintwood Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Farmer and Anna Jane Mullins Duff. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Varson Duff. Other survivors include one daughter, Heather Ann Buchanon of Louisville; one son, Patton Joseph (Jay) Duff of Tampa, Florida; four sisters, Alice Faye Keels of Belteton, Virginia, Ella Mae Mullins of Clintwood, Virginia, Shirley Gaye Lafferty of Hueysville, and Ollie Kay Lockhart of McLean, Virginia; three brothers, Jimmy Ray Duff of Warrenton, Virginia, Roger Gray Duff of Timberville, Virginia, and Zachary Clay Duff of Marietta, Georgia; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, in the Sadie Baker Memorial Chapel, of Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Virginia, with Evangelist Sewell Hall officiating.

Rita Sue Whicker Hall

Age, 59, of Martin, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at her residence. She was born July 3, 1941, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Reedy O. Whicker and Flo Ward Whicker Cooley. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Cosmotology Association. She is survived by her husband, Ken L. Hall. Other survivors include one son, Devan D. Hall of Martin; two daughters, Melinda Rene Moore of Langley, Ramona S. “Bucky” Hall of Chesapeake, Ohio; three brothers, Bobby Whicker of Tram, Mack Doug Whicker and Alan Reed Whicker, both of Martin; one sister, Lorraine Shepherd of Banner; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the clergyman Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Frasure Family Cemetery, at Martin. Pallbearers were Doug Derossett, Donnie Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd, Bryan Grizzell, James Arnett and Chris Whicker.

Beulah Mae Wells Keel

Age, 66, of Auxier, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 14, 1934, at Odds, she was the daughter of Malta Castle Wells, of Auxier, and the late Roland Wells. She was a dispatcher for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department in Prestonsburg, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Franklin Keel of Inez. Other survivors, include one daughter, Mary K. Moore of Auxier; one son, James E. NyBerg of West Van Lear; one brother, James Wells of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one step-brother, Elmer Watson of Auxier; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Clifford Austin, Bobby Joe Spencer, and Calvin Setser, officiating. Burial will be in the E.B. Auxier Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Bert Cartmell

Age, 99, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born on December 14, 1901, in Buchannan, he was the son of the late James Cartmell and Elizabeth Johnson Cartmell. He was retired from Union Concrete Company, Ceredo, West Virginia, as a concrete worker. He attended the First Church of God, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Vertrice Rice Cartmell of Prestonsburg; one son, Bert Cartmell Jr., of Prestonsburg; one sister, Rose Kirk of Ashland, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Heater Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg.