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April Obits 2003

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Myra Ellen Thomas

Age 72, of Harold, widow of Robert J. Thomas, passed away Monday, April 28, 2003, at the Kingston Nursing Home, Ashland, Ohio. She was born August 5, 1930, in Honaker, the daughter of the late Ruben Kidd and Phoebe Collins Kidd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vogel Day United Methodist Church, at Harold. Survivors include three sons, Harlan J. Thomas of Ashland, Ohio, Steven Ray Thomas of Polk, Ohio, and Calvin Del Thomas of Jeromesville, Ohio; one daughter, Cathy Ellen Keathley of Gallipolis, Ohio; one brother, Ransom Kidd of Honaker; four sisters, Betty Jean Hunter of Printer, Menta Kidd of Honaker, Hazel Hamilton of Harold, and Vara Margaret Hamilton of New London, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Dean Thomas. Funeral services for Myra Ellen Thomas will be conducted Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Mary Alice Reynolds Ray

Age 81, of Beaver, wife of the late Victor Ray, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2003, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born June 13, 1921, in Biscuit, the daughter of the late Milford Reynolds and Martha Little Reynolds. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Larry Donald Ray of Wheelwright, William Darrell Ray and Eddie Dean Ray, both of Beaver, and Keith Allen Ray of Ligon; five daughters, Brenda Faye Newsome and Bertha Tackett, both of Ligon, Patricia Ann Ray of Beaver, Jewelene Tackett of Teaberry, and Wilma Jean Mullins of Price; two brothers, Aaron Reynolds of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Roland Reynolds of Athens, Ohio; one sister, Lizzie McGinnis of Gallipolis, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mary Isaac Reynolds; one son, Roy Dean Ray; two daughters, Gloria Jean Ray and Sherry Gail Ray; and one brother, Earl Reynolds. Funeral services for Mary Alice Reynolds Ray will be conducted Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Ray Family Cemetery, at Beaver, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Sula Patrick Harmon

Age 85, and a resident of Prestonsburg, passed away, Monday, April 28, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 30, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Steve Patrick and Betty Miller Patrick. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Highland Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, four brothers Ervin, Willie, Adis, and Jimmy; and six sisters, Elizia Hale, Stella Patrick, Nealius Prater, Kate Adams, Trudy Hackworth, and Bertha Reatherford, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Mack Harmon; a niece, Lorraine P. Howard, when at the age of four, was taken in by Sula, and raised as her own daughter. Lorraine and her husband, Darrell I, Howard, now reside in Salyersville; three granddaughters, Trena Holbrook of Prestonsburg, Regina Kennard of Salyersville, and Linnea Lovely of Salyersville; six great-grandchildren, Bryan, Kevin and Amanda Powers, Alana Gallion, Mickaylyn and Landynn Roark; two great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and Jadien Gallion, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, with Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Friends can call or stop by, Wednesday, from noon until 9 p.m. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Harmon family.

Radie Howard

Age 71, of Gunlock, husband of Ruby Jane Shepherd Howard, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his residence. He was born September 13, 1931, in Gunlock, the son of the late Willis Howard and Aggie Ousley Howard. He was a retired coal miner and deacon at the Old Salt Lick United Baptist Church, at Gunlock. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include five sons, Garland (Judy) Howard, Kenny (Karen) Howard, and Jeffery (Rhonda) Howard, all of Gunlock, Darvin (Janet) Howard of Oil Springs, and Timothy (Diane) Howard of Salyersville; one daughter, Miranda Sue (Thomas) Tussey of David; eleven grandchildren, Elizabeth Howard, Amanda Risner, Stephanie Howard, Nathan Howard, Kayla Howard, Joshua Howard, Justin Howard, Johnathan Howard, James Howard, Tommie Tussey and Olivia Howard; three great-grandchildren, Stelson Risner, Kenton Risner, and Brooklyn Risner; two sisters, Edith Shepherd of Gunlock, and Thelma Conn of Dana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald Howard, Franklin Howard, Cledith Howard and Willis Howard Jr. Funeral services for Radie Howard will be conducted Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Brushy Fork Missonary Baptist Church, at Gunlock, with Clergymen Bethel Bolen, Boone Allen, and Wilson Slone officiating. Burial will follow in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, at Gunlock, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Corinne Allen Hill

Age, 81, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Broadmore Assisted Living. Born July 15, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Alban Allen and Ruth Clark Allen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lon Clay Hill, on October 5, 2000. Survivors include one daughter, Florence Allen Hill McNeeley of 131 Beechwood Estates, Scott Depot, West Virginia; five sons, Lon Clay Hill Jr. of Miramar, Florida, John Alban Hill of Lake City, Florida, Joseph Davidson Hill of Batavia, Ohio, Thomas Clark Hill of Cincinnati, Ohio, and James Edward Hill of Huntington, West Virginia; nine grandchildren, Jeremiah Suti Hill, John Carter Jarrell, Jason Louchery Hill, Duncan Lambert Hill, Larry Clay McNeely II, Corinne Elizabeth McNeely, Mary Katherine McNeely, and Ethan James Hill. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 1, at 3 p.m., at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Visitation is Thursday, 1:30 p.m., until 2:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Hill family.

Jeffrey W. Osborne

Age 42, of Louisville, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Friday, April 25, 2003, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was the son of Ann Osborne and the late Leo Osborne. He was a manager of Community Home Medical Supply, a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Kentucky Humane Society. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Ken (Jennie) Osborne; his grandmother, Lucy E. Wright; two nieces, and one nephew; and a good friend, Marilyn Whisler. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Leo Osborne. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 1, at 10 a.m., at the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is from 7 p.m., till 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Geraldine (Geri) Howell

Age, 55, of McDowell, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at her residence. Born February 19, 1948, in Hi Hat, she was the daughter of Margaret Gearheart Meade of McDowell, and the late Bart T. Meade. She was a homemaker, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and attended the Drift Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Edward (Eddie) Howell. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David Edward and April Howell of McDowell; a daughter, Debra Linnette Howell of McDowell; a brother, Ted Meade of Louisville; five sisters, Ann Hasch and Vivian Hall, both of Louisville, Dora Lee Ward and Glea Ward, both of Chilicothe, Ohio; and Pat Newman of McDowell; and two granddaughters, Amber Nikole and Abigail Breanna. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Ted Shannon and Ruford Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, (Frasures Creek), at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Luberta Hall Tackett

Age, 57, of Beaver, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born November 18, 1945, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Ella Mae Bentley Hall. She was a homemaker, and attended Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church of McDowell. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Tackett Sr. of Beaver. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Virgil Jr. and Margie Tackett of Beaver; a daughter and son-in-law, Helena and Oley Hall Jr., of Beaver; three brothers, Dewey Hall Jr. of Flemingsburg, Virbil Hall of McDowell, and Willie D. Hall of Beaver; three sisters, Clara Hamilton of Teaberry, June Helen Newhouse of River Rouge, Michigan; and Edith Marie Hamilton of Galveston; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Lewis, Austin Hall, Joan Conley, and Isabella Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene Hall, Carl Edward Hall, Billy J. Hall and an infant brother; two sisters, Shirley Mae Caudill, and an infant sister. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery (Tackett Fork) at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Andy Kiser Jr.

Age., 77, of Beaver, died Wednesday, April 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born February 4, 1926, in Teaberry, he was the son of the late Andy and Hulda Hamilton Kiser. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Margie Tackett Kiser. Other survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Daylio and Patty Kiser of Howe, Indiana, Andy Jay and Cathy Kiser of Bronson, Michigan, and Zachary Kiser of Teaberry; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Jeff Brown of Beaver; two brothers, Leonard Kiser of Bypro and Vernon Kiser on Mongo, Indiana; three sisters, Alma Doris Newsome of Beaver, Alpha Blankenship of Hudson, Indiana; and Arizona Blankenship of LaGrange, Indiana; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Troy Kiser, Arlie Kiser, Cecil Kiser and Palmer Kiser. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 27, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Kiser Family Cemetery at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was Friday, April 25, at  6 p.m., and Saturday, at the funeral home in Martin, with nightly services; and on Sunday at the church.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Diane Lynn Spurlock

Age 45, of Allen, wife of Don Keith Spurlock, passed away Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 14, 1958, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Bill “Crush” Dingus and Linda Stumbo Tussey of Columbus, Ohio. She was the stepdaughter of Raymond Tussey of Columbus, Ohio. She was a counselor for the Prestonsburg Juvenile Detention Center, and had devoted most of her life to underprivileged children. She operated a home for runaway children in Stanville, and most recently, worked at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center. In addition to her husband, mother, and stepfather, she is survived by one son, David E. Cline II, of Ashville, Ohio; one step-son, James Donald Spurlock of Allen; one daughter, Gina Nicole Justus of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Bobby Dingus and Billy Dingus, both of Martin, and Steve Tuttle and Larry Collins, both of Columbus, Ohio; and one grandson, Brandon Daniel Justus. Funeral services for Diane Lynn Spurlock will be conducted Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m;, at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlands Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Darnell Collins Crum

Age, 38, of Printer, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in Martin, following an extended illness. She was born July 28, 1964, in Floyd County, the daughter of Vivian McKinney Collins of Printer, and Tommy Collins of Drift. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scottie Crum. Survivors, other than her parents, include her stepmother, Darlene Collins, of Drift; three sons, Eric Crum and Steven Howard, both of Printer, and Silas Crum of Martin; three daughters, Rayne Crum of Lancer, Erica Crum of Printer, and Katlin Collins, of Drift; two brothers, James Collins and Charles Collins, both of Printer; a sister, Sandra Meade of Printer; two step-sisters, Belinda Bailey and Stacy Castle; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Barry Spurlock and Bishop Ken Carriere officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery at Drift, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Kenneth Edward Hutchinson

Age 86, of Wayland, husband of June Ann Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital, Louisville. He was born April 1, 1917, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Edward Malin Hutchinson and Bertha Fritz Hutchinson. He was a retired Air Force senior master sargent. He served in World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He received the following awards and decorations during his military service: WW II Victory Medal, Air Medal, AF Commendation Medal, AF Longevity Service Award ribbon with one silver oak leaf cluster, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, (Air Force and Army) with one Silver Loop, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with silver service star, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Republic Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship ribbon. Survivors, in addition to his wife include; four sons, Donee White and his wife, Patama of Wayland, Dennis Lee White and his wife, Lori of Kissimmee, Florida, Michael T. White, and David White, both of Wayland, and one brother, Donald Hutchinson of Muncie Pennsylvaia; two step-grandchildren, Katrina and Jason White of Michigan. Visitation for Kenneth Edward Hutchinson were from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, and from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., Sunday, at Hall Funeral Home, with burial and final services at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Sharon Burke Robinson 

Age, 37, of Deane, died Tuesday, April 8, in an ATV accident. Born January 25, 1966, at Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of Evelyn Fields Burke of Beattyville, and the late Joe Burke Sr. She was a caregiver and college student. She is survived by her husband, Christopher and Kenneth Robinson. Other survivors include a son, Mark Anthony Mullins of Deane; a step-son, Cody Robinson; a daughter, Clarissa Lynn Mullins of Deane; and three brothers, Joe Burke Jr. of Ermine, Kenneth Wayne Burke and James David Burke II, both of Beattyville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 11, 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Danny Quillen officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Fannie Newman

Age 78, of Lexington, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born September 20, 1924, in Beaver, a daughter of the late Ben Tackett and Martha Jane Tackett. She was a retired Aramark Company employee, and a former member of the Teamsters Union, Local No. 651, Lexington. Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Lea Hughes of Indianapolis, Indiana, Debra Lynn Newman of Lexington; one sister, Mae Howell of Londonderry, Ohio; one grandson, Byron Hughes and one great-granddaughter, Hannah Michelle Hughes. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Curt Tackett and Jim Tackett; six sisters, Viola Bailey, Mellie Moore, Hannah Meade, Cora Booth, Mary Hall, and Ella Burgey. Funeral services for Fannie Newman will be conducted Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Sign the register for the family at www.hallfuneralservice. com

Pearl Allen Lee

Pearl Allen Lee, of Baker Court, Richmond, widow of H.G. Lee, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was the beloved mother of William H. (Sharon) Lee of Negaunee, Michigan, Troy A. (Cynthia) Lee of Nicholasville, James A. (Mary Ann) Lee of Winchester, and Gary (Brenda) Miller of DeForest, Wisconsin. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael “Jack” Lee; and one brother, Kendall Allen. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, in Richmond, with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, and granddaughters. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Thomas Lloyd Spradlin

Age, 78, of Ada, Ohio, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio. Born December 5, 1924, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Laura A. (Spradlin) Spradlin. He was first married to Opal J. Ray on September 27, 1943, and she died on April 23, 1979. He later married Jospehine Hackworth Cheney on May 1, 1981, and she died July 30, 1997. He retired, after 38 years, from Ford Motor Company of Lima, where he worked as a millwright. He was a member of the Ada Masonic Lodge No. 344, F&AM, a member of UAW Local 1219 retirees of Lima, Ohio; and a life member of the Ada VFW Post 9381. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Survivors include two sons, Gary (Diane) Spradlin of Lima, Ohio, and Larry (Claudia) Spradlin of Ada, Ohio; two step-sons, Bill (Belinda) Cheney, and Ronnie (Brenda) Cheney, both of Ada, Ohio; one sister, June Spradlin Hall of Ada, Ohio; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 1 p.m., at Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio, with Rev. Gene Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio. Visitation will be at the funeral home, after 5 p.m., on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arnold Hicks

Age 80, of David, husband of Nadine Hale Hicks, passed away Friday, April 11, 2003, in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. He was born February 19, 1923, in Hippo, the son of the late Dave Hicks and Ruby Allen Hicks. He was a member of the Emma Methodist Church, at Emma, a retired field worker for Inland Gas Company, and a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors in addition to his wife, Nadine, include two daughters, Leora Hicks of David, and Melissa Hicks Allen of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Willis Hicks of Hippo, and Hargis Hicks of Xenia, Ohio; three sisters, Nora Ousley of Grass Lake, Michigan, Clara Hale of Hueysville, and Gladys Tussey of Utica, Ohio; two grandchildren, Rowdy Davis and Sarah Allen; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh and Jordan Davis. Funeral services for Arnold Hicks were conducted Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Paul Aiken officiating. Buriai was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Claude J. Allen, Greg Davis, Rowdy Davis, Craig Hicks, Gary Hicks, Doug Hackworth, Ricky Joseph, Scottie Ousley, and Denzil Hale. Honorary: Wayne Tussey, Wayne C. Hale, Joe Ousley, Warnie Hale, John Ping, and Randy Davis. Register book at: www.hallfuneralservice.com

Helena Rubestine Clark Hall

Age, 76, of Lexington, formerly of Pikeville, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born in Pike County, June 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Nie Clark Clark and Willie E. Clark. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bobby) Hall. Survivors include two sons, Robert Scott Hall and Dennis Lee Hall, both of Lexington; one brother, William Paris (Billy) Clark of Somerset; three grandchildren, Robert Scott Hall II, Dennis Allen Hall, and Jason Coolidge Hall; and one greatgrandchild, Jacob Gage Hall. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Willie Edford Hall, and one brother, James Andrew (Butch) Clark. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Visitation was at the funeral home. The register book may be signed at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com

Richard L. Tackett

Age 71, of David, husband of Margie Shepherd Tackett, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 17, 1932, in Floyd County, a son of the late Greenbury and Emma Hamilton Tackett. He was a disabled veteran, and attended the Martin First Baptist Church and Caney Bible Church, and was a lifetime member of the Betsy Layne Chapter of the DAV. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dana Tackett of Grethel, and Rita Merrill of Beattyville; two brothers, Ermal Tackett of Harold, and Willie D. Tackett of South Shore; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were one son, Rick Tackett; three brothers, Donnie Tackett, Joe Lykins, and Taulby Lykins; and one sister, Clara Clark. Funeral services for Richard L. Tackett were held Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Russ Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Von Bailey, Dwayne Akers, Brad Kimbler, Dale Kimbler, Waren Merrell, and Milford Clark.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Tramble Turner

Age 90, of Allen, husband of Tula Frances Hobbs Turner, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003, in the Lexington Country Place Nursing Home, Lexington. He was born April 5, 1913, in Hueysville (Bosco), the son of the late J.M. “Morg” Turner and Emma Hayes Turner. He was a retired Standard Oil distributor, a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ, where he served as an elder, a member of James W. Alley Lodge No. 869, Wayland, a 32nd degree Mason for 63 years, and a member of the Martin Kiwanis Club for 40 years. Survivors include one son, Lionel “Joe” Turner of Ringgold, Georgia, seven grandchildren, Rusty Fraley, Lois Taylor, Sara Levine, Myra Jo Hurt, Carol Ruiz, Dr. Tramble Tom Turner, and Lewis Smith; 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Tharon “Potsy” Fraley; two brothers, Hatler Turner and Ezra Turner; one sister, Zeda Turner; two grandchildren, Bruce Fraley and Jo Betty Turner. Funeral services for Tramble Turner will be conducted Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Chester Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home, where Masonic services were conducted Tuesday, April 8. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502. Pallbearers: Ralph Crisp, Jerry Rice, Jerry Watts, Jeff Patton, Bill Green, and Jeff Prater. Honorary bearers: Rocky Hurt, Jay Barrowman, Bryan Fraley, John Taylor II, Rusty Fraley, Tramble Tom Turner, Carl Taylor, and Carl Ray Fraley

Luther “CatBird” Hall

Age 67, Longview Drive, Harrodsburg, husband of Joyce Tackett Hall, died Saturday April 5, 2003, at Ephriam McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. He was born September 24, 1935, at Grethel, in Floyd County, the son of the late John and Goldie Hall. He retired as a truck driver for Bizzack Construction Company. His hobbies included restoring old automobiles, and gardening. Additional survivors include three daughters, Vickie Justice of Pikeville, Lisa Cummins of Danville, and Elizabeth Hale of Crab Orchard; three brothers, Edgar Hall and Roy Hall, both of Harold, and Gary Hall of Berea; one sister, Maggie Adkins of Harold; two grandchildren, Kayla Cummins and Jordan Hale; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Louie J. Hamilton

Age, 27, of Teaberry, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his residence. Born August 31, 1975, in Marshall, Michigan, he was the son of Emmitt (Cat) Hamilton of Teaberry, and the late Maxine Reynolds Hamilton. He was a coal miner. Survivors in addtion to his father, include three brothers, Jackie Dean Hamilton, Kevin Johnson, and Philip Hamilton, all of Teaberry; three sisters, Randa Hamilton, Pattie Hopkins, and Sandy Johnson, all of Teaberry; four nephews, Jared Hamilton, Corbin Hamilton, Kevin O’Brian Johnson, and Michael Lee Martin; five nieces, Abrielle Hamilton, Savannah Hamilton, Keshia Johnson, Tonya Johnson, and Brittany Johnson. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Donnley Hamilton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 9, at noon, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the John Hamilton Jr., Cemetery, at Teaberry, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Bertha (Ted) Wallen Wright

Age, 91, of Garrett, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born December 21, 1911, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lizzy Ratliff Wallen. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Malcom Wright. Survivors include one brother, Russell Wallen of Garrett; and one sister, Audrey May Hicks of Garrett. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene Wallen, Beverage Wallen, Lawrence Wallen, Earl Wallen; and three sisters, Gertie Vanderpool, Artie Patrick, and Virgie Shepherd. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Scott Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Freda Conley Scott

Age 78, of Stone Coal Road, Garrett, widow of Lessley B. O. Scott, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born March 10, 1925, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Pearl Conley and Kate Robinson Conley. Survivors include one son, Charles D. Martin of Homer, Michigan; one brother, Millard Conley of Albion, Michigan; one sister, Aileen Howard of Garrett; two grandchildren, Tina Marie Rocco and Angela Elaine Warren; three great-grandchildren, Samuel David Rocco, Garrett Michael Warner, and Lauren Noelle Warner. Funeral services for Freda Conley Scott were conducted Monday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Bethel Bolen, Jerry Manns, and Donnie Hackworth officiating. Burial was in the Scott Cemetery, Stone Coal Road, at Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Rodney Robinson, Kevin Warner, Les Handshoe, Cal Jordan, Jerry Hackworth, and Glen Hackworth.

Betty Lou Little

Age, 65, of Wheelwright, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born February 3, 1938, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Belle Collins Little. She was a mother and homemaker. Survivors include four sons and their wives, David (Chip) Jr., and Teresa Little of Bypro, Joe and Lora Little of Neon, Jerry and Sandra Little of Carlisle, and Steve and Tonja Little of Prestonsburg; a daughter and her husband, Janet Renee and Kevin Moore of Cynthiana; a sister, Dora Sue Barnette of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Kacie Jo, Tara Lynn, Toni, Melissa, Tobie Jo, Brandon, David, Justin, Kristen and Steven. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clyde Little, John Little, Bobby Sam Little and Edsel Ray Little. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Ellis Holbrook, Chuck Hall, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Little-Hall Cemetery at Wheelwright. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Paul Hicks

Age, 33, of Garrett, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Born December 22, 1969, in Floyd County, he was the son of Lawrence and Roxie Whitaker Hicks. He was a disabled tool dresser. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Crider Hicks. In addition to his wife, and parents, he is survived by one son, Mike McGuire of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Khayla Crider of Hueysville; one brother, Brent Hicks of Hueysville; one sister, Michelle Handshoe of Hueysville; two grandsons, James Michael McGuire and Nathaniel Ralph McGuire; his grandmothers, Madge Hicks of Hueysville, and Armine Whitaker of Magoffin County. In addition to his grandfathers, Rex Hicks and Alan Whitaker, he was preceded in death by one son, Paul Blake Hicks. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 9, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jimmy Hall, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: Brent Hicks, Tim Hicks, David Howard, Eric Conley, Jacolby Qualls, Perry Crider, Roger Crider, and Michael McGuire. Honorary pallbearers: Belvra Crider, Brent Handshoe, Clarence Hicks, Jimmy Miller, Lawrence Hicks, Donald Collins, Brett Collins, Christian Collins, John McKinster, Jack Osborne, Rodney Osborne, Dusty Hale, B.J. Crider, and all employees of R & J Well Service.

George Hunt

Age, 87, of Stanville, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born December 20, 1915, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John B. and Sarah Lewis Hunt. He was a coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Eva Coline Newsome Hunt. Other survivors include seven sons, Jimmy Hunt, Donald Hunt and Gregory Hunt, all of Stanville, Ronnie Hunt and LeRoy Hunt, both of Stanton, Bobby Hunt both of Tram, and Stevie Hunt of Harold; five daughters, Eula Mae Spradlin and Goldie Adkins, both of Stanville, Gustavia Lewis of Stanton, Alberta Bevins of Betsy Layne, and Magline Pinson of Harold; a brother, Harvey Hunt of Tram; three sisters, Ocie Pelphrey and Callie Cecil, both of Florida, and Ruby Hunt of Michigan; 31 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William Lee Hunt; three brothers, Roland Hunt, Thomas J. Hunt and John Henry Hunt; and two sisters, Laura Akers and Elavine Gunnels. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jack Hunt and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Rickey D. Conley

Age, 47, of Garrett, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the VA Medical Center, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born November 14, 1955, at Lackey, the son of Cloytene Daniels Conley of Lackey; and the late Neve Conley. He was a general laborer, and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Rickey Steven Conley of Garrett; two daughters, Deona Renee Dobson of Vest, and Susan Denise Hamilton of Morehead; three brothers, Jeff Conley of Lima, Ohio, Melvin Conley of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Jimmy Lee Conley of Lackey; two grandchildren, Justin Dwayne Slone, and April Renee Slone; and a special friend, Ray Owens of Garrett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Scott Cemetery, at Garrett, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Johnny Darrell Allen

Age, 31, of West Prestonsburg, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his residence. Born April 5, 1971, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Madeline Goble of West Prestonsburg. He was a disabled carpet layer. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his maternal grandmother, Nell Ruth Goble of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Raymond Allen Jr. of Bowling Green; and Robert Lee Craft of East Point; a niece, Carolyn Lucille Craft; and a nephew, Zachary Lewis Allen. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Herman Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Kelsie R. Stapleton

Age, 77, of Dana, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at the Pikeville Healthcare. Born March 12, 1926, at Rockhouse, she was the daughter of the late J. E. and Roxie Epling Rowe. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stapleton. Survivors include three sons, Terry Stapleton of Dana, Ronald Regan Stapleton of Alabama, and Charles Stapleton of Pickerington, Ohio; one daughter, Sherry Fitzer of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; a brother, Dale Rowe of Elkhorn City; two sisters, Carrie Smith of Vancouver, Washington, and Virgie Hardin of Hazel Park, Michigan; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Steve Stapleton; three brothers, Sterling Rowe, Otis Rowe, and Dave Rowe; and three sisters, Jettie Bowling, Thelma Mercier, and Roma Prater. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Clinard Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Charles “Red” Rainey

Age 75, of Britton Michigan, died March 29, 2003, at his residence in Britton. He was born February 4, 1928, ,the son of John and Lilly (Smith) Rainey in Wheelwright, Kentucky. He was married to Stella M. Hall, and she preceded him in death. Survivors include one grandson, John Flint; three sisters Edna, Ruth, and Jean, all of Kentucky, and his mother-in-law, who was his best friend, Maggie Hall of Britton. In addition to his wife, Stella, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son Charles R. Rainey Jr.; daughter Elizabeth Ann Flint; six sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Richard Bruce officiating. Interment was at Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Evelyn Combs Griffie

Age 88, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, widow of Clyde Benton Griffie, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2003, in Anderson Mercy Hospital, Milford, Ohio. She was born August 23, 1914, in Litt Carr, the daughter of the late John Riley Combs and Mary Turner Combs. She was a retired post master at Orkney, (McDowell), and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church since 1965. Survivors include three sons, Charles Griffie of Milford, Ohio, Robert Griffie of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and Frank Griffie of Lexington; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Belle Caudill. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Alan Griffie, Robert Caudill, Robert Griffie, Nick Griffie, and Larry Cury. Sign the register for the family at: www.hallfuneralservice.com

Gary Wayne Robinson

Age, 39, of Printer, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Born September 22, 1963, at McDowell, he was the son of the late Sam and Ella Miller Robinson. He was a disabled truck driver. Survivors include one son, Jared Austin Robinson of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Ashleigh Erin Gari Robinson of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Sam Randall Robinson of Prestonsburg, Kennith Ray Robinson of Martin, and Paul Donald Robinson of Topmost; one sister, Shelby Tackett of Printer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Sue Carroll. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, at Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Rev. Bill J. Pitts

Age 71, of Columbus, died February 26, 2003, at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center. In the ministry for 44 years, he was founder and member of Greater Columbus Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from Ohio Packing, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Pitts, and father John K. Pitts. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Pitts; son, Rev. William C. (Deborah) Pitts, Pastor of the Lancaster United Brethren Church; daughter, Sherry (John D.) Fleshman; step-daughters, Diana (Dale) Acree and Patricia (Thom) Driscoll; step-son, Gary (Gertie) Rowland; mother, Pearlie Ratliff; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; 6 step-grandchildren; brother, Eula (Wanda) Pitts. The family received friends Friday, February 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Canaan Land Freewill Baptist Church, 2777 Gantz Rd., Grove City, where funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Eddy Reynolds officiating. Interment was in Harrison Township Cemetery. Arrangements completed through Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St. 444-7854. Family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Greater Columbus Freewill Baptist Church, 2546 Briggs Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43223.

Oley Hall

Age, 61, of Beaver, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born December 10, 1941, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Milford and Lillie Mae Bentley Hall. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Jane (Mae) Johnson Hall. Other survivors include two sons and their wives, James Eddie and Lynnetta Hall, and Oley Jr., and Helena Hall, of Beaver; three daughters and their husbands, Janet and Marty Little, and Jeanene and James Hamilton, of Beaver, and Jennifer and Donald Salisbury of Harold; five brothers, Hillard Hall of Harold, Doley Hall, Okey Hall and Palmer Hall, all of Beaver, and Tivis Hall of Topmost; four sisters, Opal Johnson, Dona Flannery, Juanita Tackett, and Mildred Osborne, all of Beaver; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Milford Hall Jr., and Tony Hall; and one sister, Arizona Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery (Tackett Fork) in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Gladys Lee Hyden Wallen

Age, 90, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 14, 1912, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Chauncy Hyden and Clora Adams Hyden. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, West Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hargis Wallen. Survivors include one daughter, Lois Ann May (David) of Prestonsburg; three sons, James Douglas Hyden (Georgia) of Prestonsburg, William Hargis Wallen (Betty) of Louisville, and Jackie Wallen of Paintsville; one brother, Jesse Lee “Jack” Hyden (Doris) of Prestonsburg; three grandsons, David Franklin May II (Cheryl) of Allen, James Douglas Hyden II (Suzanne), of Prestonsburg, and Matthew Wallen of Louisville; two great-granddaughters, Amanda Lee May and Victoria Ann May, both of Allen. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Lori Vannucci and Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Interment was in the Wallen Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Wallen family. Pallbearers: David Franklin May II, James Douglas Hyden II, Matthew Wallen, Jack Clark Hyden, Johnny Herald, Melvin Webb, Delano May and John Burke Jr.

Tennessee Crum

Age, 88, of Hippo, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born April 8, 1914, in Roseann, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Sally Lou Justice Stacey. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Jesus, in Grundy, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Christopher Columbus Stacey, and Wilson Crum. Survivors include a son, Jeff Stacey of (Abbott) in Prestonsburg; three daughters, Laura Burchett of Hippo, Nelline Parigan and Pricie Jean Stiltner, both of Grundy, Virginia; three brothers, Boyd Stacey and Henry Stacey, both of Roseann, Virginia, and Estill Stacey of Grundy, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Ralph Stacey, Walter Stacey, Lee Stacey, Ernie Stacey and Virgil Stacey. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with William Jarrell and Gary Jarrell officiating. Burial was in the Burchett Cemetery, at Cow Creek, in Prestonsburg.