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April Obits 2004

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, April 30, 2004

Barry R. Hicks 

Age, 45, of 211 South Buffalo Street, North Manchester, Indiana, died Monday, April 26, 2004, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Waynes Indiana. Born January 25, 1959, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Wilma (Hicks) and Ray Hicks, of Roann, Indiana. He was a police officer with North Manchester Police Dept. for six years, and Wabash County Sheriff Department for 15 years. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, Indiana, and a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, the Indiana Sheriff’s Association and Squire Booster Club. He served in the military police with the U.S. Army from 1977-80. He married Marcia Moore on August 9, 1981; she survives. Other survivors include one son, Barry Hicks II, of North Manchester, Indiana; one daughter, Jessica Hicks of North Manchester Indiana; one sister: Mrs. David (Beth) Harrell of Wabash, Indiana; two brothers: Mark Hicks of Roann, Indiana, and Steve Hicks of Silver Lake, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 2 p.m., at the Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester, Indiana, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana, under direction of DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials to: Wabash County Cancer Society.

Betty Lou Scott Hopper 

Age, 74, of Hanging Rock, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Community Hospice Center in Ashland. Born in Floyd County, April 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Hawley and Effie Hicks Scott. She was a former bookkeeper for Collins Mining Company, a graduate of Garrett High School, a member of WIBC Bowling League, and was of the Protestant faith. She moved in 1952, from Garrett. She is survived by her husband, Glen Leslie Hopper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Ruby Scott; two brothers: James Scott and Keith Scott; one sister, Sue Osbourne; and one grandson, Adam Douglas Hopper. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Noah Dean Hopper of Ironton, Glen Scott and Carolyn Hopper of Ironton, Tony Lee Hopper of Hanging Rock, Carl Douglas and Lynn Hopper of Ironton; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters: Buretta Moore of Garrett, Shirley Jenkins of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Brenda Lawson of Eastern, and Joanelle Martin of Garrett; five brothers: Ralph Scott of Garrett, Charles Scott of London, David Scott of Inez, Tommy Scott of Garrett and Harold Scott of Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at Phillips Funeral, 1004 So. 7th St., Ironton, Ohio, with Rev. Pat Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Haverhill Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home. Information, provided by Hall Funeral Home, at Martin.

Ishmael Greer 

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at his residence. Born December 22, 1917, in Bonanza, he was the son of the late Oscar Greer and Laura Ward Greer. He was a former coal miner, a charter member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, and a U.S. World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death, by his wife Grace Hackworth Greer, March 19, 2001. Survivors include two daughters: Joyce (Bill) Campbell of Prestonsburg, and Lois (Paul) Stepp of Louisville; three grandchildren: Michael (Rebecca) Campbell, Kevin (Charlotte) Stepp and Deanne (Patrick) Burke, and three great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Campbell, Trevor Stepp, and Payton Burke. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Brian Stepp. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Floyd Price and Rev. Randy Hackworth officiating. Interment will be at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Active pallbearers: John Hale, Bobby Hackworth Jr., Doug Greer, Rob Greer, Michael Campbell, Patrick Burke, Kevin Stepp, Jerry Greer, Jeff Hackworth, and James Hackworth. Honorary: Charles G. Hale, Emzy Risner, Zebrum S. Campbell and William Hack-worth. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Greer family.

Tracy Lynn Dingus 

Age 27, of Martin, passed away, Tuesday, April 27, 2004. She was born July 30, 1976, in Martin, the daughter of Bobby S. Dingus and Mickey Reynolds Dingus of Martin. She was a member of the First Assembly of God. Survivors include her parents and one brother, Bobby Dingus II, of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Kellie Dingus of Martin; one niece, Hannah Grace, and one nephew, Connor Graham. Funeral services for Tracy Lynn Dingus will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Lori Vannucci officiating. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Freddie Daniels

Age, 53, of Garrett, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. Born June 8, 1950, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Guy E. and Mary Hicks Daniels. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include five sisters: Charlotte Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana, Cloytene Conley of Lackey, Doralene Whitehead of Warrensburg, Missouri, Naydene Hackett of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Priscilla Poling of Lima, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Daniels; and three sisters: Glenna Brown, Violet Layne, and Beuelah Lawson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Ewing-Scott Cemetery, at Stone Coal, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Buena Vista Ramsey Howell

Age, 89, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Clare Bridge Cottage, Leesburg, Florida. Born on Left Beaver Creek in Floyd County, on August 23, 1914, she was the daughter of Mil-ton D. Ramsey of Ramsey Ridge, Virginia, and Eliza J. Hall Ramsey of Frasure’s Creek; her only sibling, Rex Ramsey (Bernice), preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Jerry F. Howell of Leesburg, Florida, and a son, Jerry F. Howell Jr. (Lois) of Morehead. She also leaves a niece, Vista Sue Ramsey of Louisville, and several great-nieces and nephews. Buena graduated from Caney Creek College, Western Kentucky State Teachers College (1937) and Morehead State College in the 1960’s. As an early student at Caney Creek College, she was a member of Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan’s Crusaders, visiting northern cities during the early 1930’s. Later, she was President of the Alice Lloyd College Alumni Association. She was a teacher and librarian from the 1930’s into the 1970’s, having taught at Frasure’s Creek, Clear Creek, Weeksbury, Garrett, McDowell and Wheelwright, in Floyd County, and serving as librarian for the Breathitt County School System. She is well remembered for distributing books to school libraries via bookmobile, and for her emphatic readings of stories to Breathitt County students system wide. Her illustrations of scenes from classic children’s stories adorned the walls of the LBJ School in Jackson for many years. She was active in the Breathitt County School Advisory Council, the Jackson Women’s Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and other civic organizations. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2004, with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon at the church, prior to the service. Her pastor, Reverend Vaughn Rasor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Howell Family Cemetery on Prater Creek, at Dana, in Floyd County, following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Jackson, Ky. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, at Martin.

Nora Pratt Martin

Age 90, of Langley, widow of Gar-land S. Martin, passed away, Sunday, April 25, 2004, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born July 16, 1913, in Hunter, the daughter of the late Elbert S. Pratt and Dollie Stephens Pratt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Regular Baptist Church, at Langley. Survivors include three sons: Chalmer R. Martin of Stanton, and Thomas E. Martin and Gaylord G. Martin, both of Langley; four daughters: Daphne Kay Moore and Glema G. Moore, both of Langley, Daina Faye Purvis of Eminence, and June Claudette Martin of Garrett; two brothers: Elbert Darrell Pratt and Jimmy Harold Pratt, both of Garrett; seven sisters: Ruth Risner of Bypro, Norma Salisbury of Napoleon, Ohio, Larue Lafferty of Hindman, Loretta Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ellazene Ritchie of Dwarf, Sheilda Lawson of Indiana and Julia Jones of Langley; grandsons: Greg Moore, Jeff Moore, Rondell Martin, Jamie Martin, Anthony Moore, Dwayne Moore, Dan Moore, Ben Moore, John Martin, Frank Martin, Rodney Dean Martin, Kenton Martin and Travis Martin; granddaughters: Beverly Scott, Shauna Moore, Dee Dee Dillon, Allison Adkins, and Anita Lykens; great-grandchildren: Misty, Heath, Amber, Shayne, Andrea, Kasey, Shandon, Tommi Gayle, Ashlyn, Keton Thomas, Max, Courtney, Nichole, Hannah, Conner, Breanna, Justin and Chelsea; great-great-grandchildren: Brodie James, Tyreese Blake, and Caleb Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland S. Martin; one daughter, Joan Duff; brothers: Roger, Russell, Custer, Henry, John, Grover, Woodrow, Raymond and Jay Pratt; one sister, Rhoda Pratt Green; grandchildren: Sheri Gayle Martin, Ruth Ann Moore, and Mark Edwin Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Red Morris, Willie Duff, and Carl Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, at Eastern, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Greg Moore, Jeff Moore, Rondell Martin, Jamie Martin, Anthony Moore, Dwayne Moore, Dan Moore, Ben Moore, John Martin, Frank Martin, Rodney Dean Martin, Kenton Martin, Travis Martin and Tommy E. Dillon. Honorary pallbearers: Beverly Scott, Shauna Moore, Dee Dee Dillon, Allison Adkins, and Anita Lykens.

Billy Joe “Corky” Patton

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died at his residence. Born June 7, 1933, in Maytown, he was the son of the late Oscar Patton and Lucy Estep Patton. He was an operator at Kentucky Hydrocarbon at Maytown, a member of the First Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Noma Jean Allen Patton (died September 6, 1997). Survivors include one son, James A. Patton of Pikeville; one daughter, Leigh Ann Patton Collett; one brother, George A. Patton of Maytown; three sisters: Marcella Bishop of Martin, Donna Klingler of Zionsville, Indiana, and Glenda Dillinger of Indiana. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Davidson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pikeville Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be at Allen Family Cemetery, at David. Visitation was Tuesday, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m., at the Freewill Baptist Church, where services were held at 7 p.m. Active pallbearers: Jerry Patton, Paul Patton, Hubert Halbert, Stewart Halbert, Rocky May, B.D. Nunnery and Aaron Spradlin. Honorary: Dixon Nunnery, James Allen, William Allen, and Columbus Slone. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Patton family.

Minnie Lee Caudill Howell

Age 89, of Langley, passed away, Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, at Martin. She was born December 27, 1914, in Roxanna, the daughter of the late James Fields and Eleanor Day Fields. She was a homemaker and believed in the Baptist faith. Surviving her are seven sons: Cecil Caudill and Denver C. Caudill, both of Sidney, Ohio, Lee Edward Caudill of New Haven, James Monroe Caudill of Letcher, Lowell Thomas Caudill of Richmond, Elbert Darrell Howell of Hueysville, George Dale Howell of Vine Grove; five daughters, Sandra Howell Cook of Trinty, North Carolina, Ruby Howell Moore and Mary Howell, both of Langley, Emma Howell Shepherd of Prestonsburg, and Mildred Howell Richardson of Irvine; one brother, Lovell Fields of Louisville; two sisters: Ruby Prater of Dayton, Ohio, and Euna Holbrook of Whitesburg; 24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Orville Caudill; her second husband, Elbert Howell; one daughter, Audrey Faye Caudill; and one sister, Eunice Sturgill. Funeral services for Minnie Lee Caudill Howell will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Elwood Cornett and others, officiating. Burial will follow in the Stewart Cemetery, at Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Dave Cooley

Age 87, of Wayland, widower of Lema A. Cooley, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born December 10, 1916, in Garrett, the son of the late Frank and Byrd Allen Cooley. He was a retired miner and World War II Army veteran. Survivors include three sons: Christopher Alan Cooley of Benton, Arkansas, David C. Cooley of Wayland, and James Michael Cooley of Pikeville; five grandchildren: Tracey Cooley, Rachel Cooley, Amelia Cooley, Jason Cooley, and Eric Cooley; nephews: John Franklin Cooley, Robert Allen Cooley, Billy Arnold Cooley, John David Cooley, and Eddie Cooley; nieces: Sally Ann Sparks, Toby True, and Sherry Lynn Messer. Funeral services for Dave Cooley were conducted Monday, April 26, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Delmer Collins, John Turner, Ray Osborne, Marty Gibson, Jason Cooley and Eric Cooley. Honorary: Dr. Ira Potter, Eddie Cooley, John Franklin Cooley, Nelo Francis, and Charlie True.

Tracy Lynn Dingus

Age 27, of Martin, passed away, Tuesday, April 27, 2004. She was born July 10, 1976, in Martin, the daughter of Bobby S. Dingus and Mickey Reynolds Dingus of Martin. She was a member of the First Assembly of God. Survivors include her parents and one brother, Bobby Dingus II, of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Kellie Dingus of Martin; one niece, Hannah Grace, and one nephew, Connor Graham. Funeral services for Tracy Lynn Dingus will be conducted Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Lori Vannucci officiating. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Dock J. Newsome

Age 65, of 2469 Harding Highway W. Marion, Ohio, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 8:47 a.m., at his residence. He was born January 6, 1939, in Grethel, the son of the late William and Martha Newsome. In December of 1978, he married Jean Williamson, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Terry (Robin) Newsome of Bellefontaine, and Kevin (Melinda) Newsome of Marion; daughter, Sherree (Sam) Barbey of LaRue; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three brothers: Andy Newsome, William Newsome Jr., and Bill Ray Newsome, all of Floyd County; six sisters: Fannie Hall of Peebles, Ohio, Melvina Akers, Mearl Clark, Sola Akers, Emogene Hall and Pauline Green, all of Floyd County. Two brothers: Tolva Newsome and Duran Newsome; half brothers: Charles Newsome, Anthony Newsome; half sisters: Armina Newman, Cora Moore, Martha Newsome and Golda Tackett are deceased. He worked for Ryder-Heil Bronze as a foundry foreman for 44 years. He was a life member of the Hardin County Coon Hunters Club; he loved gardening, hunting and fishing. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue. Burial was in the LaRue Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. Those who wish, may make contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Freddie Daniels

Age, 53, of Garrett, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. Born June 8, 1950, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Guy E. and Mary Hicks Daniels. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include five sisters: Charlotte Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana, Cloytene Conley of Lackey, Doralene Whitehead of Warrensburg, Missouri, Naydene Hackett of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Priscilla Poling of Lima, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Daniels; and three sisters: Glenna Brown, Violet Layne, and Beuelah Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Ewing-Scott Cemetery, at Stone Coal, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Oliver Hall

Age 74, of Stanton, formerly of Grethel, husband of the late Elsa Howell Hall, passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2004, in Stanton. He was born June 23, 1930, in Grethel, the son of the late Willie Hall and Florence Hall. He was a retired mechanic. He is survived by three sons: Auddie Hall of McDowell, and Marty Hall and Oliver Hall Jr., both of Stanton; three daughters: Deborah Hall, Elizabeth Collins, and Sheila Hall, all of Stanton; six brothers: Tom Hall, Ottis Hall, and O.C. Hall, all of Grethel, Phil Hall and Nicky Hall, both of Lorain, Ohio, and Forrest Hall of Johnson County; two sisters: Ruby Keathley of Betsy Layne, and Shirley Hall of Paramount, California, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Oliver Hall will be conducted Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Akers Cemetery, at Grethel, under the care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Melpha Newsome Tackett 

Age 93, of Waverly, Ohio, formerly of Martin, wife of the late Emmett Tackett, passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2004, in Waverly, Ohio. She was born February 20, 1911, in Robinson Creek, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Newsome Jr., and Phena Hamilton Newsome. She was a faithful member of the New Life United Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Lee (Lyman) Porter of Waverly, Ohio; one sister, Jean (Theron) Williamson of Tipton, Iowa; three granddaughters, Rhonda (Jeffery) Tutt, Carol (Randy) Vandagriff, and Cindy (Tom) Noirot, all of Dayton, Ohio; six great-grandchildren: Elijah Speer, David Speer, Toni Alig, Kristen Noirot, Lora Noirot and Travis Weisman; and one great-great-granddaughter, Nathalie Speer, all of Dayton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett, on December 31, 1984; one son, Ronald Gene Tackett; two infant children: James Carlos Tackett and Bonnie Faye Tackett; two infant granddaughters, Cecilia Porter and Alyce Lynn Porter; one grandson, Rory Stephen Tackett; one great-granddaughter, Kolyn Kindred; three brothers: Palmer, Orbie and Alonzo Newsome; six sisters: Myrtle Cox, Ethel Fitzgerald, Audrey Rainey, Edythe Luxmore, Leona Newsome, and Mary Newsome. Funeral services for Melpha Newsome Tackett will be conducted Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, at Martin. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Perry Ward

Age, 73, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 11, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Joe and Martha Thornsberry Ward. He was a former employee of the Big Sandy Community Action Program, and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Margarett Ann Hunter Ward. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Jill Bryant of Martin; two brothers: Brownloe Ward of Topmost, and Hasroe Ward of Wapakoneta, Ohio; three sisters: Lillie Little of Bypro, Virginia Bates of Somerset, and Ocie Robershaw of Columbiana, Alabama; and two grandchildren: Meghan Reece Bryant, and Emily Nicole Bryant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Andy Ward, Will Ward, and Daniel Ward; and two sisters: Elizabeth Thompson, and Sarah Ellen Ward. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Military funeral will be conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 128, of Garrett. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 

Brook Allen

Age 27, of Garrett, passed away, Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Minnie, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 24, 1976, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Ricky Allen and Teresa Inmon Allen, of Garrett. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Jonathan Brad Allen, of Garrett; her maternal grandparents, Delmas and Sturneth Inmon, of Garrett; and her paternal grandmother, Thelma Keathley, of Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bart T. Allen. Funeral services for Brook Allen will be conducted Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with ministers of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Coburn-Inmon Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Sarah Leann Dudleson Lowe

Age 25, of Hueysville, passed away, Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Minnie, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born October 10, 1978, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Larry M. Dudleson, of Hueysville, and Veleda Jo Meade Levy, of Lexington. She was a student at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College, at Prestonsburg, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Larry Russell Dudleson and his wife, Becky, of Lexington; one nephew, Peyton Dudleson, of Lexington; and her paternal grandparents, Buster and Peggy Dudleson, of Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William Russell Meade and Mary Conn Meade. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Evangelist Chester Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Family Cemetery, at Hueysville. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Gordon Moore

Age 55, of Garrett, husband of Rebecca Turner Moore, passed away, Saturday, April 17, 2004, at his residence. He was born October 5, 1948, in Garrett, the son of Una Turner Moore of Garrett, and the late Elder Ed Moore. He was a carpenter. Survivors, in addition to his mother and wife, include two sons: Michael Lance Moore of Prestonsburg, and Wesley Devon Moore of Hueysville; one daughter, Selena Moore of David; one brother, Carson Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio; five sisters: Anna Vonda Lawson of Rochester, Indiana, Wanda Duff of Eastern, Evelene Martin of Langley, Judy Schelegmilch of Michigan City, Indiana, and Bonnie Conley of Georgetown; and three grandchildren. Funeral services for Gordon Moore were conducted Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery, at Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Glenn B. (G.B.) Spears

Age 81, of Harold, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 16, 1922, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Joseph Wade and Minnie Belle Hall Spears. He was self-employed and retired, a U.S. Army and World War II veteran; a member of the D.A.V., Betsy Layne Chapter 169, and a member of Wheelwright Masonic Lodge No. 889. He is survived by his wife, Louise Hall Spears. Other survivors include four daughters: Wanda Frasure of Raccoon, Susie Newsome of Teaberry, Glenda Hall of Grethel, and Connie Hamilton of Harold; two brothers: Robert Spears of Harold, and Donald Spears of Prestonsburg; five sisters: Magaline Farmer of Clyde, Ohio, Ollie Slaughterback of Sandusky, Ohio, Etta Schnee of Milan, Ohio, Kathy Gravely of Harold, and Dorothy Casebolt of Virgie; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister: Mary Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 20, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Cecil Newsome, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, with military services conducted by DAV Chapter 169, at Betsy Layne. Visitation was at the funeral home, where Masonic services were conducted Monday evening. Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Margaret Mayo Spradlin

Age 91, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 21, 1912, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Dick Mayo and Ridda Finlayson Mayo. She was a former bookkeeper for the Floyd County Board of Education and Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg and a member of the John Graham Chapter D.A.R. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. (Alex) Spradlin, on May 9, 1996. Survivors include one daughter, Lida Margaret (Donnie) Howard, of Prestonsburg; one son, Joe Mayo (Sarah) Spradlin, of Paris; two half-sisters, Jonnie Finlayson, of Lexington, and Mary Katherine Mayo Damron, of Kingston, Ohio; three granddaughters, Vickey Howard Elliott, Karen L. Vaughan and Katy Spradlin; four great-grandchildren, Kalen H. Harris, Rachael Vaughan, Jody Harris, and Danielle Harris. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 20, at 1 p.m., in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. George Love officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 1430 N. Lake Dr., Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Spradlin family. Pallbearers: Kalen H. Harris, Jody Kyle Harris, Billy M. Vaughan, Winn Ford, Jerry Fannin and Dick Damron.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Bill Calhoun

Age 62, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born May 25, 1941, in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Joe and Rosie (Warrix) Calhoun. He was a self-employed painter, a veteran of the Vietnam war, and was a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. He is survived by one brother, Dewey Calhoun of Indiana; three sisters: Mae Sizemore of Ada, Ohio, and Faye Gray and Mary Alice Miller, both of Prestonsburg; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dottie Hastings. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. William Canterberry officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where an evening service will be conducted Saturday, at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 18, 2004

Paul (Tobe) Prater

Age 84, of Dickson, Tennessee, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at his residence. He was born November 23, 1919, in Morgan County, the son of the late Pierce and Ogie Salyer Prater. He was a coal miner, and served in the U.S. Army in WWII. Survivors include three sons: Robert Prater, Kenneth Ray Prater, and John Paul Prater, all of Dickson; two daughters: Vikki Lynn (Paul) Inman of New Johnsonville, Tennessee, and Mary Ruth (Terry) Hamilton of Wayland; two brothers: Frank and Ralph Prater, both of Wayland; two sisters: Geraldine Thorpe and Wanda Lee Allen, both of Wayland; two grandsons: Jamie Shannon Prater and Jason Kinley Raymond; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Ruth Hicks Prater. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, at the Dickson Funeral Home, with Brother Jeff Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Hicks-Prater Cemetery, under the direction of Dickson Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Phillip Inmon

Age 41, of Garrett, passed away, Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born July 1, 1963, the son of Delmas “Ram” Inmon and Sturneth Moore Inmon of Garrett. He was a school teacher. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Teresa Lynn Allen, and her husband, Ricky, of Garrett; one nephew, Brad Allen, and one niece, Brook Allen, both of Garrett. Funeral services for Phillip Inmon will be conducted Friday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Red Morris, Willie Duff, Carl Watkins, and Martin Branch Freewill Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in the Coburn-Inmon Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home, where nightly services were held at 7 p.m.

Connie Lynn Helton

Age 57, of Taylor, Michigan, passed away, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Putnam Community Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born December 27, 1946, in Martin, and had been visiting in Florida for the past three months. She was formerly employed by General Motors in Lavonia, Michigan, and was a member of New Hope Assembly of God in Taylor, Michigan. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, television, and going to the beach. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. Surving her are one son, James Balentine of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter and her fiancée, Kimberlie Dolane and James Dicesare of Taylor, Michigan; her mother, Nova Workman Zeltner, and step-father, Bob Zeltner of Interlachen; one sister, Debra Kirby of Satsuma; four grandchildren: Nichlous Dolane, Nichole Dolane, Stephen Angel Dolane and Cheyenne Balentine, all of Taylor, Michigan, and two nieces: Danielle Kirby and Candace Kirby, both of Satsuma. She was preceded in death by her father, Burns Workman; her maternal grandparents: Maude and Don Boyd, and her paternal grandparents, Laura and Lon Workman. Funeral services for Connie Lynn Helton will be conducted Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Rev. Jarrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

Lillian Thornsbury Kendrick Blackburn

Age 70, of Martin, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 30, 1933, at Dwale, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Garrett Thornsbury. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Marty and Patricia Kendrick of Dwale, and Clint and Carla Campbell of Martin; brothers: Gary Thornsbury and Everett Thornsbury, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and Hack Thornsbury of Prestonsburg; sisters: Ida Ross and Myrtle Jo Potter, both of Prestonsburg, and Hester Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee; grandchildren: Shane, Jarred, Nick and Alex; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Deborah Campbell and Penny Kendrick; and three brothers: Russell, George and Jimmy. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Henry Lewis and Harold Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Barry Potter, Billy Potter, Shane Kendrick, Herbert Layne, Jimmy Lee Brown, George Thornsbury Jr., Chris Porter, and Matthew Crum.

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Dollie M. Patton

Age 84, of New London, Ohio, died Friday morning, April 9, 2004, at New London Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born February 16, 1920, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Nelson and Syltania (Gallaspie) Harvey. She had lived in New London, since 1952. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by four sons: Bobby (Ruby) Patton and Lawrence “Dan” (Mary) Patton, all of New London, J. B. (Connie) Patton of Akron, Jack Patton, Jr. of Ashland; one daughter, Goldie (Clifford) Goble of Clyde; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Patton; a son, Gary Patton, and a daughter, Algia Patton; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m., at the New London Church of Christ, 130 Third St., with Pastor James Bond officiating. Burial was at Ashland County Memorial Park, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home, New London. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Rev. Vernon Slone

Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his residence. Born December 6, 1926, at Blue River, he was the son of the late Charlie and Osie Slone. He was founder and pastor emeritus of the Middle Creek Baptist Church, at Blue River; prior to his ministry, he worked at Chrysler Corp., in Minneapolis, was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was also a tax preparer. He was saved in 1958 in Indianapolis, on Easter morning. In 1971, the Lord spoke to his heart that he should go to the hills of Kentucky to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He surrendered to that call. The Middle Creek Baptist Church was established in June 1971. He resigned as pastor in September 2003, because of illness. His greatest joy was telling people to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. The Lord called Vernon to be with Him in Heaven on Easter morning, thirty-three years later. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, at the end of World War II. He was discharged in 1946. He served on the U.S.S. Bouganville and the U.S.S. Texas. He is survived by his wife, Alice Lavonne “Bonnie” Pitts Slone. Other survivors include three sons: Charles Vernon Slone of Carmel, Indiana, Michael Slone of New Palestine, Indiana, and David Slone of Fishers, Indiana; three step-sons: Duane Bottom of Deltona, Florida, Bruce Bottom of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and Marlin Bottom of Grapevine, Texas; four brothers: Irvin Slone, Columbus Slone and Joe Ed Slone, all of Blue River, and Billy Henry Slone of Indianapolis, Indiana; three sisters: Clara Slone of Blue River, Mary Louise Nelson of Prestonsburg, and Charlene Jones of Duluth, Georgia; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Slone; two sisters: Ann Delong and Beatrice Slone, and a granddaughter, Jena Slone. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, in Blue River, with Rev. Eugene Cook and Rev. Don Crisp officiating; and Thursday, April 15, at 2 p.m., at the Zion Methodist Church, in Greensburg, Indiana, with Rev. Charlie Kittrell, Rev. Eugene Cook, and Rev. Dennis Hadler officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was held at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, at Blue River, and Thursday, April 15, at noon, at the Zion Methodist Church in Greensburg, Indiana.

Toy E. Mitchell

Age 77, of Galena, Ohio, passed away, Friday, April 9, 2004, at his residence. He retired from Wonder Bread after 37 years of faithful service. He is survived by his wife, Winifred Mitchell. Other survivors include five sons: Lloyd B. (Debbie), Toy E. Jr., Joey R. (Debbie), Mickey, and Kevin L.; three daughters: Catherine A. Mitchell, Joyce (Paul) Weinberger, and Patricia (Ted) Hanawalt; two brothers: Claude (Carmel) Mitchell, and Howard (Lola) Mitchell, both of Indiana; two sisters: Ettabelle (Al) Gluba of Iowa, and Maudine Caudill of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Catherine (Tackett) Mitchell; one brother, Lloyd Mitchell; and one son, Samuel Mitchell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, 10 a.m., at the Newcomer-Farley funeral home, Columbus, Ohio. Interment was in Union Cemetery, under the direction of Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thanks to hospice nurse Stephanie Bosworth, for her caring and thoughtfulness in our time of need. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Vista Care, 2760 Airport Dr., Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

Richard Earl Martin

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born October 26, 1929, in Lynchburg, Virginia, he was the son of Gladys Elora Mann Martin of Richmond, Virginia, and the late Ned Bernard Martin. He was a retired civil engineer and owner of Martin Engineering. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Prestonsburg; a former president of Kiwanis Club, Prestonsburg; Advisor Council of Boy Scouts of America, a member of Society of Civil Engineers, and project manager, First Commonwealth Bank. He graduated from Hopewell High School, and graduated with a B.S. degree from V.P.I., Blacksburg, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Vaughn Martin. In addition to his wife, and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Martin of New Orleans, Louisiana; two brothers: Ned Bernard Martin Jr., and David Preston Martin, both of Richmond, Virginia; and one granddaughter, Katherine Ann Wells of Paintsville. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Vaughn Martin Wells. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimers research or First Baptist Church, 157 S. Front St., Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Martin family. Active pallbearers: Dr. Blake Burchett, Doug Adams II, “Little” Shag Branham, Bill Roberts, Frank A. Wells Jr., Rex Reynolds, and Ronnie Reynolds. Honorary: James D. Adams, Shag Branham, Clyde Burchett, Tom Ed Music, Ed Ousley, Mike Fannin, Ronnie Hager, Yancy Ferguson, C.J. McNally, Johnny Burke, Seldon Horne, and Bill Harvey Howard.

Lillian Thornsbury Kendrick Blackburn

Age, 70, of Martin, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 30, 1933, at Dwale, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Garrett Thornsbury. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Marty and Patricia Kendrick of Dwale, and Clint and Carla Campbell of Martin; brothers: Gary Thornsbury and Everett Thornsbury, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and Hack Thornsbury of Prestonsburg; sisters: Ida Ross and Myrtle Jo Potter, both of Prestonsburg, and Hester Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee; grandchildren: Shane, Jarrid, Nick and Alex; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Deborah Campbell and Penny Kendrick; and three brothers: Russell, George and Jimmy. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Henry Lewis and Harold Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Barry Potter, Billy Potter, Shane Kendrick, Herbert Layne, Jimmy Lee Brown, George Thornsbury Jr., Chris Porter, and Matthew Crum.

John Clark Flanery

Age 42, of Langley, husband of Darlena Hammonds Flanery, passed away, Monday, April 12, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was born August 30, 1961, in McDowell, the son of Libby Ree May Flanery, of Langley, and the late Thomas R. Flanery. He was a stores department envisioneer for Equitable Resources, a member and past master of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, the Scottish Rite, Oleika Shrine, and vice president of P.A.C.E. Union Local No. 5-512. Survivors include his wife and mother; two sons: Thomas Clark Flanery and Jackson Lowe Flanery, both of Langley; one daughter, Julia Ree Flanery of Langley; one brother, Thomas Kenton Flanery of Worthington, and one sister, Elizabeth Ann Flanery Blackburn of Stanville. Funeral services for John Clark Flanery will be conducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Robert Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Flanery Family Cemetery, at Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Phillip Braydon Wells

Phillip Braydon Wells, two-month-old son of Phillip and Elizabeth Shepherd Wells of David, died Saturday, April 10, at his residence. He was born January 30, 2004, in Prestonsburg. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents: Phillip Wells and Sherrie Ratliff of Van Lear; Terry and Vickie Corns Chaffins of Garrett; Denver and Brenda Owens Shepherd of David; and Richard and Lena Blackburn Skaggs of Thelma; great-grandparents, Wesley and Verna Palmer Corns of Greenup County. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Charles and Minnie Sue Wells, Norman and Grace Allen Shepherd, and Milford and Reecie Hall Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Donnie Bragg officiating. Burial was in the Norman Shepherd Cemetery, at David, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Hobert Hurt

Age 79, of Martin, passed away, Friday, April 9, 2004, at his residence. He was born August 28, 1924, in Perry County, the son of the late Edward Hurt and Rachel Richie Hurt. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church, a WW II Army veteran, and a member of the UMWA, and a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 128, at Garrett. He was twice married, first to Georgia Mae Collins Hurt, and later to Maggie Boyd Hurt. Both preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Donald Edward Hurt of Paintsville; three daughters: Freda Ousley of Bellevue, Ohio, and Theda Bailey and Wanda Vanderpool, both of Willard, Ohio; one brother, Donald Ray Hurt of Tiffin, Ohio; one sister, Grace Ella Miller of Slemp, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, and his wives, he was preceded in death by two sons, Hobert Hurt and Jerry Wayne Hurt. Funeral services for Hobert Hurt were conducted Monday, April 12, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergymen Ted Shannon and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, at Hazard, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Darren Bailey, Tom Vanderpool, Chris Hurt, Jason Hurt, and Kevin Wheeler.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Halie Hughes

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 31, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Brady and Gracie Shepherd Hackworth. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Smith Hughes. Survivors include eight sons and their wives: Earl Hughes (Linda) of Price, Burl Hughes (Phyllis) of Prestonsburg, Hershell Hughes (Sherry) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Arthur Hughes (Linda) of Silver Lake, Indiana, Roger Hughes (Sue) of Bevinsville, Don Hughes (Earlene) of Prestonsburg, Steve Hughes (Shelia) of David, and Alex Hughes (Lisa) of Teaberry; four daughters and husbands: Margaret Hyden of Prestonsburg, Delphi Jean Scutchfield (Carl) of Louisville, Sally Smith (Avery) of Paintsville and Mary Jane Conn (Tony) of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers: Troy Hackworth and Willard Hackworth, both of South Whitley, Indiana; a sister, Pearl Marsillett of David; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Jessie L.B., John and Belve; one sister, Ruby Mae Bradford; one grandson, Brian Hughes and one son-in-law, Charles Hyden. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Arnett Cemetery, (Middle Creek), Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Stevie Hughes, Wayne Hughes, Jason Hughes, Buddy Hyden, Malcom Hughes, Alex Hughes, Tim Hyden and David Scutchfield.