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April Obits 2005

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

 

Ruby Arizmendi

Age 71, of Marshall, Michigan, died Sunday evening, April 17, 2005. Mrs. Arizmendi was born on January 15, 1934, in Spurlock, Kentucky, the daughter of Will and Lula (Hale) Shepherd. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Austreberto; children: Sarita (Dale) Parlin, Arturo (Cindy) Arizmendi, Wanda (Jeff) Arizmendi Baker, Laurie (Tony) Gladstone, and Therese (Steve) Pattinson; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters: Vina Adams, Alice Briggs, Emma Moreno, Lila (Kenneth) Lewis, and Lora (Donald) Jordan; brothers: Johnnie Shepherd, Tommy (Alice) Shepherd, Bill Shepherd, Holbert (Linda) Shepherd, Earl (Mary) Shepherd, and Jack (Kay) Shepherd; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Henry Shepherd. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30, Thursday, April 21, at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, in Marshall, Michigan. Friends who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Ruby Arizmendi Memorial Fund, or to Church of Christ. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.

Tom Ed Blackburn

Age 67, of Prestonsburg, the husband of Margaret Ann Adams Blackburn, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born April 6, 1937, in Endicott, the son of the late Gordie Blackburn and Mellie Bush Blackburn. He was a retired truck driver, and a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann; one daughter, Rhonda Gaye Blackburn of Prestonsburg; one brother, Trevert Blackburn of Prestonsburg; and three sisters: Farinda Miller of Jackson, Ohio, and Gertie Garrett and Bonnie Scalf, both of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Delmar Blackburn, Thelmar Blackburn, Troy Blackburn, and John Blackburn; and two sisters: Margie Spears and Cora Blackburn. Funeral services for Tom Ed Blackburn were conducted Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergymen Jim Smith and Hobart Meek officiating. Burial was in the Blackburn Family Cemetery, in McCombs, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7 p.m. Pallbearers: Jason Bishop, James Adams, Steven Stevens, Ronnie Blackburn, Christopher Blackburn, Ricky Scalf, Brandon Maynard, Dakota Maynard, Chris Brothers, David Hall, and Sean Bo Bo.

Dillard Royce Boyd

Age, 56, of Dana, husband of Tina Peggy Lewis Boyd, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born April 28, 1948, in Dana, a son of the late Alex and Sula Watson Boyd. He was a coal miner, and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Dillard Shawn (Heather) Boyd of Stanville; one daughter, Carolyn Michelle (Gary) Allen of Banner; one brother, William Green Boyd of Dana; two sisters: Dellavene Collins of Willington, Ohio, and Arizona McKinney of New London, Ohio; one grandchild, Alyssa Nicole Allen; and one step-grandchild, Shaylee Renee Miller. Funeral services for Dillard Royce Boyd were conducted Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Kidd Cemetery, in Dana, with the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Shawn Boyd, William Delan Boyd, Mike McKinney, James Lewis, Breck Hammond, Billy Boyd, Rudy Boyd, Terry Boyd, Ricky Boyd, Sunny Boyd, Eddie Boyd, and Isreal Boyd.

Mildred Carleen George Branham

Age 76, of Prestonsburg, widow of Thomas Edward Branham, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland. She was born August 12, 1928, in East Point, the daughter of the late Thomas George and Edith Stephens George. She was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters: Sandra Branham Goble and Jamie Branham, both of Prestonsburg, and Tommie Sue Campbell of Mousie; one sister, Thelma Thomas of South Shore; two grandchildren: Tracy Click and Alan Goble; four great-grandchildren: Lauren Click, John Mark Click, Brandon Goble, and Allison Goble. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Robert Branham; three sisters: Effie George Cook, Elvie George, and Annie George; and three brothers: Arthur George, Edd George, and Homer George. Funeral services for Mildred Branham will be conducted Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, with Clergymen Mark Walz and Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, and after noon, Saturday, at the church. Pallbearers: Alan Goble, John Click, Jason Goble, Adam Dixon, Bill Thomas, Dave Blevins, and Timmy Cook. Honorary: James Goble, Tim Allen, Tommy Hall, John Anthony Campbell, Tommy Cook, Tom Scott, John Furcolow, Robert Burchett, Prent Ball, and Bill Howard.

Norman Ray Bryant

Age, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the emergency room at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 27, 1937, in Knott County, the son of the late Milford and Lauda Caudill Bryant. He was a retired real estate broker, and auctioneer, a United States Air Force veteran, a member of D.A.V. Chapter 134, and a member of the Church of Christ in Pikeville. He is survived by his wife, Edna Music. Other survivors include his sons: Ricky Ray Bryant (wife, Causetta), of London, Ronnie Gene Bryant of Prestonsburg, and John W. Bryant (wife, Lisa) of Prestonsburg; step-son, Kenny Music of Prestonsburg; daughter, Connie Sue Vaughn (husband, John) of Prestonsburg; one sister, Nell Ruth Jones (husband, Jack) of Greensboro, North Carolina; two nieces: Janet McKinney and Judy Keck; grandchildren: Richard, Loray, Andrea, Jessica, Clarissa, Andrew, Elizabeth, and John Michael; and step-grandchildren: Ramanda Music and Chanel Music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina Kay Bryant; and six brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Susie Ellen Dotson Burchett

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, widow of Albert Stewart "Rabbitt" Burchett, passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 1, 1919, the daughter of the late Albert Dotson and Anna Lee Wells Dotson. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Survivors include one brother, Orville Dotson of Prestonsburg; one sister, Mable Honeycutt of Prestonsburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; one brother, Lewis Dotson; and two sisters: Audrey Arnett and Hazel Arnett. Funeral services for Susie Ellen Dotson Burchett will be conducted Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Dennis Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlands Memorial Park, in Staffordsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Tavis Floyd Colley

Age, 42, of McDowell, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at McDowell. Born August 16, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Final Frasure Newport of McDowell, and the late Tivis Colley. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers: Phil Colley of Amelia, Ohio, and Tivis Ray Colley Jr., of Cinncinnati, Ohio; five sisters: Zella Wilson, and Lois Messer, both of Amelia, Ohio, Tammy Noble of Prestonsburg, Lynn Roberts of Ivel, and Hope Crager of Drift; two special nieces: Nicole (Sissy Bug) Crager, and Liesha Faye (LiLi) Meade, and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, at McDowell, with ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Frasure Family Cemetery, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Julia G. Porter Curtis

Age 93, of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort. She was born October 10, 1911, in Prestonsburg. She was the widow of Henry A. Curtis Jr., and daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Belle Ritchie Porter. She was a retired school teacher in Prestonsburg; a member of the Sand Spring Baptist Church, the Homemakers Sunday School Class; Fox Creek Homemakers; and attended Bible study at First Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 24; the D.A.R.; and a former Sunday School teacher in Prestonsburg. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Margaret Reesor of Louisville; a granddaughter, Julia Margaret Warren of Chicago; four grandsons: Robert Reesor of Lawrenceburg, David, Leslie, and Tim Reesor, all of Louisville; six great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson, and five step-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Lena Porter, Margaret Alley, and Sue Herron; and a great-granddaughter, Kimberly Reesor. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Sand Spring Baptist Church, with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating. Graveside services were held 4 p.m., Tuesday, at Porter Cemetery in Prestonsburg, with Randy Polk officiating. The family has entrusted local arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sand Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, KY. 40342. Casketbearers were Robert Reesor David Reesor, Leslie Reesor, Timothy Reesor, Troy Warren, George Cummins, Ryan Reesor, and Andrew Reesor. Honorary bearers were Julia Reesor Warren, Tommy Dillion, Stephen Ross, David Ross, and the Swingin' Saints of Sand Spring Baptist Church.

Laura Margaret Goble Duff

Age, 58, of Newdale School Road, Timberville, Virginia, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at her residence. She was born December 31, 1946, in Garrett, and was a daughter of the late George Amos and Eda Hill Goble. She was a secretary and treasurer for A & D Applicators. On July 3, 1964, she married Roger Gray Duff, who survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan David and Amy Duff of Timberville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa Ann and Gordon Stewart of Mechanicsville, Virginia, and Kimberly Jan and John Glick of New Market, Virginia; one brother, Montaine Goble of Ypsilanti, Michigan; four sisters: Yvonne Dinges and Betty Allen, both of Columbus, Ohio, Judy Joseph of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Lee Turner of Garrett; seven grandchildren: Andrew Hartman, Christina Stewart, Jordan Duff, Christopher Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Brady Duff, and Joshua Glick. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, at the Goble Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., at the Grandle Funeral Home, in Broadway. The family will receive friends, Thursday, after 5 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home in Martin.

Henry Franklin Fannin

Age 67, of Martin, husband of Mary A. Schober Fannin, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 1, 1937, the son of the late Otto Fannin and Alma Halbert Fannin. He was a welder and carpenter, and a member of the AmVets. Survivors include his wife, Mary; one son, Franklin W. Fannin of Martin; one daughter, Sandra A. Compton of Prestonsburg; one brother, Otto Fannin Jr,. of Proctorville, Ohio; one sister, Shirley Anderson of Martin; three grandchildren: Brittany Compton, Nathan Compton, and Logan Fannin. Funeral services for Henry Franklin Fannin were conducted Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Mark Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Clay Fannin, Larry Anderson, Richard Compton, Rick Ferrell, Bill Jack Moore, and Bill Bevins.

Charles Landon Goble

Age, 61, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born January 16, 1944, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late James and Bessie Skeens Goble. He was a retired lineman for Floyd S. Pike Power Company, and a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church, at Prestonsburg. His wife, Yvonne Griffith Goble, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Trina and Joey D. Hall of Kite, Jamie and Frank Douglas Nelson of Prestonsburg, and Kimberly Dawn and Delano Hagans of Langley; a brother, Ervin Goble of Prestonsburg; a sister, Ava Lois Crum of Prestonsburg; and grandchildren: Tiffany, Kayla, Shalonna, Franklin, Haley, and Kevin. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Marvin Goble and Roger Goble. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Kenneth Prater officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Family Cemetery, at Brandy Keg, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ms. Estill Gunnells

Age, 86, of Stanville, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born January 2, 1919, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Louisa Lewis Gunnells. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Mare Creek Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons: Jackie Scalf of Endicott, (wife, Bonnie), Johnny Gunnells of Stanville (wife, Penny), and Jerry Gunnells of Frenchburg; two daughters: Clotine Lewis of Stanville (husband, Wendell), and Bonnie Lynch of Prestonsburg; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Joe Richard Gunnells; five brothers: James Gunnells, Elvis (Shorty) Gunnells, Carl Gunnells, Charles (Fat) Gunnells, and Leonard Gunnells; and one sister, Mae Thompson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Harold Stanley and Farris Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Scalf Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Lura Howard Hall

Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Paul B. Hall Regional Med-ical Center. Born on October 20, 1913, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Green Howard and Lovelia Prater Howard. She was a former bookkeeper for Spurlock Food Service, and attended the Community United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg. Her husband, Jonah Hall, preceded her in death on March 18, 1996. Survivors include one daughter, Jeane Hensley, and one son, William Alex Hall, both of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren: Terri Harris, Bob Hensley, and Bonnie Hensley, all of Prestonsburg; and three great-grandchildren: Taryn Harris, David Harris and Brooke Meade. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Interment was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Denzil Howell, Michael Waddles, Howard Waddles, Randy Wright, and Danny Waddles.

Ralph Blankenship

Age, 53, of Teaberry, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at his residence. Born March 2, 1952, in Martin, he was the son of Chester and Bessie Hall Blankenship of Teaberry. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church at Beaver He is survived by his wife, Rosa Akers Blankenship. In addition to his wife, and parents, survivors include a son, Ralph Blankenship Jr., (wife, Susan) of Ashtabula, Ohio; three daughters: Penny Lynn Mosley (husband, Scotty) of Grethel, Sandy Faye McGuire (husband, Joey) of Beaver, and Cindy Ann Blankenship of Teaberry; three brothers: Charlie Blankenship of Galveston, Carter Blankenship of Teaberry, and Lester Blankenship of Flemingsburg; two sisters: Mildred Akers of Teaberry, and Madge Keathley of Galveston; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Shannon Ralph Blankenship. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Blankenship Family Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.

Bert Donathan Jr.

Age, 70, of Wellington, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, in Morehead. Born September 10, 1934, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Bert Donathan Sr., and Rittie Lee Tackett Donathan. He was a disabled factory worker, and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Newsome Donathan. Other survivors include three sons: Doyle Dwight Donathan of Advance, North Carolina, and Phillip Dale Donathan and Bert Donathan, both of Taylorsville, North Carolina; a daughter, Rittie Lea Young of Russell; two sisters: Martha Hopper and Bertha Martinko, both of Marion, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Kermit Donathan, Earnest Donathan, Curtis Donathan, Ed Donathan, and Buster Donathan. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Reverend Donnie Hall officiating. Burial was in the Ike Roberts Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral Home.

Mazie Wanda Hamilton

Age 42, of Greenup, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2005, at her residence. She was born July 6, 1962, in Russell, the daughter of the late William B. Hamilton and Dora Tackett Hamilton. Survivors include three sisters: Mossie Russell and Dorothy Kirk, both of Greenup, and Alma Montgomery of Lexington; two brothers: Elmer Rose of Grethel, and William Hamilton of Greenup. Her parents, one sister, Delores Myers, and two brothers, Palmer and Kenneth Hamilton, preceded her in death. Funeral services for Mazie Wanda Hamilton were conducted Wednesday, April 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial was in the Tackett Family Cemetery, in Grethel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

James Henry Hobson

Age 89, of 708 Jason Lane, Noblesville, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born on May 5, 1915, in McDowell, the son of George Douglas and Mary Catherine Fife Hobson. He had lived in Fayette County, until October of 2002, when he went to Noblesville to be near his daughter. He enlisted on May 4, 1942, at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky as a T/4 Sgt. in the United States Army Medical. He served in the 3rd Medical Depot Company (supply department) while serving in New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea, and the Phillippine Islands. He had received the Good Conduct medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. He was discharged in December of 1945, at Ft. Knox as a T/4 Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion and the Little Children's Home Church of the Old Regular Baptist, where he served as a deacon of the church. He worked in the coal mines in Kentucky, until moving to Indiana, where he began at Rex Manufacturing/Philco Ford, retiring in 1969 due to his health. He had served as Township Trustee in Columbia Township and had been on the Columbia Cemetery Board. He had formerly belonged to the Columbia United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, working crossword puzzles, and watching baseball and basketball. He is survived by his wife, June Moore Hobson, whom he married on July 2, 1947, in Pikeville, Kentucky; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Michael Emerick of Noblesville, Indiana; a brother, Homer Hobson of Florida; four sisters: Geneva Beverly of Kentucky, Rebecca Elliott of McDowell, Virginia Burke of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Viola Sexton of Kentucky; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Emerick, Natalie Clark and Jennifer Emerick; two great-grandchildren: Jeffrey Emerick, Natalie Clark, and Jennifer Emerick; two great-grandchildren: Jasmine Clark and Lauren Emerick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and three infant sisters and brothers, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Earl and Leonard Hobson; five sisters: Alice, Wanda, Sara, Pearlie and Hazel; and a daughter, Esta Jane Hobson, who died in 1954. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 21, at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, in Connersville, Indiana, with Elder Buford Brock and Elder Roy Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery with military graveside services being conducted by the Fayette County Color Guard. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.

James Walker Horn

Age 77, of Hilliard, Ohio, passed away at Doctors Hospital on Thursday, March 10, 2005. James was born on October 20, 1927, in Ligon, Kentucky, a son of the late John and Bessie Moore Horn. His beloved wife of 41 years, Irene Howell Horn, preceded him in death. Jimmy served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Columbus Coated Fabrics after 34 years of service, and was a Charter Member of Harvest Assembly of God. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his son, Dana, and daughter-in-law, Michele, of Plain City, Ohio; a brother, Charles B. Horn of Weeksbury; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Visitation was Sunday, March 13, from 4-8 p.m., at Harvest Assembly of God, 8075 Dellinger Road, Galloway, Ohio, where funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2005, with Pastor Chris Tomaso officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to James Walker Horn Memorial Fund at Harvest Assembly Church. Arrangements completed by the Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard, Ohio.

Aileen Howard

Age 72, of Garrett, wife of Aaron "Bud" Howard, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the King's Daughters Hospital, in Ashland. She was born June 19, 1932, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Pearl Conley and Kate Robinson Conley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bud; two sons: Leslie Handshoe of Vanceburg, Paul Gregory Howard of Cleveland, Wisconsin; one brother, Millard Conley of Albion, Michigan; two grandchildren: Courtney Lynn Howard and Tyler J. Howard; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Aileen Howard will be conducted Friday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Jerry Manns, Sterling Bolen, and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Chaffins Cemetery, in Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Herman Gene Howard

Age, age 74, of Athens, Ohio, died Monday morning, April 25, 2005, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio. Born July 6, 1930, in Betsy Layne, he was the son of the late D.W. and Addie Calahan Howard, and his late step-mother, Myrtle Hughes Howard. He was also raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Garnet and Fred Slater of The Plains, Ohio. He was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School (Floyd County, Kentucky) and had been a resident of the Athens, Ohio, area since 1952. He had been employed by Ambassador Laundries Inc., Ohio University, was a partner with the Columbus Dispatch Dealership in Athens for 17 years, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1987. After his retirement, he worked as a greeter at the Athens Wal-Mart. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Toban Howard; a daughter, Lisa (Don) Snyder of Athens, Ohio; a son, Kenny (Brenda) Howard of Athens, Ohio; three grandchildren: Lindsay, Sarah, and Zack Howard; an aunt, Norma Mullins of Betsy Layne; an uncle, Kermit Howard of Dwale; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, step-mother, and aunt and uncle, who also raised him, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis "Tug" Howard, February 2005, and a granddaughter, Meggin Tripp. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 28, at 1 p.m., at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, Ohio, with Buford Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery, Athens, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

Jeffrey Ray Johnson

Age, 36, of Buckingham, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born January 8, 1969, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Grover and Marie Hall Johnson. He was disabled. Survivors include four brothers: Elmer Ray Johnson (Rhodean), Gary Dale Johnson (Dottie), Lester Johnson (Kaye), and Dennis Johnson, all of Buckingham; five sisters: Pearl Pigg (Paul) of Columbus, Ohio, Delina Slone (Gary) and Donna Compton (Elbert), both of Prestonsburg, Belinda McKinney (Larry) of Toler, and Dorotha Samons (Mickey) of Bevinsville; a sister-in-law, Darleen Harris; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Johnson; and two sisters: Juanita Johnson and Eula Faye Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 2, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.

Milton Johnson

Age 71, of Bypro, died Saturday evening, April 9, 2005, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin, following an extended illness. He was born July 4, 1933, in Floyd County, the son of the late Sol and Minnie Hopkins Johnson. He was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Verna Hall Johnson; two daughters: Jeanice (Jerry) Allen, and Teresa (Tim) Bailey, both of Bypro; two brothers: Claude Johnson of Hindman, and Buster (Ona) Johnson of Vandalia, Michigan; two sisters: Marie Nelson of Panama City, Florida, and Leona (Jimmy) Macha of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Brittany, Bianca, Kyle, Kiana, and Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sol and Minnie Hopkins Johnson.; his son, Terry Dwayne Johnson; a brother, Bellevy "Bow" Johnson; and a sister, Myrtle Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, at 11 a.m., in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Bonnie B. Lafferty

Age, 63, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at her residence. Born June 1, 1941, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Hamilton Mitchell. She was a disabled nurses' aide. Survivors include four sons: Ralph William Guisinger, Jesee Leroy Guisinger, Kenneth Eugene Guisinger, and Charles Allen Guisinger, all of Ohio; three daughters: Dollie Newsome of Prestonsburg, Anita Kay Guisinger of Ohio, and Cynthia Keller of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Raymond Mitchell of Dwale, McKinley Mitchell of Prestonsburg, and Andy Mitchell of West Liberty; three sisters: Frances Adkins of Kingman, Arizona, Geneva Stanley of Clyde, Ohio, and Bertha Hunter of West Prestonsburg; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers: John Dee, Kenis Ray, William, Levi, Edward J., and Willie; and three sisters: Irene, Josephine, Juanita; and two infant daughters. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jim Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Bert Newsome Cemetery, Mink Branch, Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Bill Cody Martin

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Washington Townships Hospital, Fremont, California. Mr. Martin was the beloved husband of Marie, dear father of Gregory Martin (wife, Susan) and Anna Martin Black (husband, Michael), all of California. He was also survived by a nephew, niece and many cousins in Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. He was born and raised at Hunter, in Floyd County, the son of the late Hattie Martin Porter. He was preceded in death by his brother, Foster Porter of Martin, and his sister, Grace Braddock, also of Martin. He relocated to California after his military service in World War II as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion in the Pacific Theater. He was a continuous member for 50 years of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Locals 1622 and 713, Hayward, California. He was a devout member of Baptist churches in San Leandro and Fremont, California, where he served as teacher, a Sunday school superintendent, youth group leader, and sang in the choir. In accordance with his wishes, after services in California, his cremated remains will be returned to Kentucky for interment in the Martin Family Cemetery at Hunter, Kentucky.

Rose Marie McCoy

Age, 59, of Auxier, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born April 11, 1946, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Martha Meade Craft of Prestonsburg, and the late Robert Craft Sr. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in-law: A. J. McCoy Jr., and Linda of Auxier; a daughter and son-in-law: Jamie Marie and William Blair of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Bill Craft of Thealka, and Jimmy Craft and Eddie Craft, both of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren: Brandy McCoy and Alexis NaCole Blair; two great-grandchildren: Haven Nicole Kilburn, and Ryan Christopher McCoy; her former spouse of 30 years, A. J. McCoy Sr., of Prestonsburg; and a step-granddaughter: Stacy Hunt. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Craft Jr., and a sister, Kathy Ann Robinson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Twin Branch in Cow Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Benny Roy Meade

Age, 67, of Betsy Layne, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born December 8, 1937, in Boldman, he was the son of the late Crate and Gypsy Porter Meade. He was a tinsmith, and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include one brother, Crate Meade Jr., of Boldman; six sisters: Mary Ann Adkins of Virginia, Merle Haggerty of Arkansas, Zella Robarts of Florida, Dortha Williams of Texas, Mabre Bryan of Maryland, and Aretta Bryan of North Carolina; special friends: Freddy and Faye Wicker of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Harmon. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Melissa Ann Meade

Age, 47, of Harold, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born March 18, 1958, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Mabel Clark Kinney of Harold, and the late Ray Meade. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, at Pikeville. Survivors include her fiancÚ, Jimmy D. Flannery of Pikeville; her step-father, Larry Wayne Kinney of Pikeville; her grandfather, Lafe Scott of Harold; a step-son, Lee Boyd of Louisana; a brother, Jeff Meade of Betsy Layne; three sisters: Sandy Scrimager of Lexington, and Shawn Kinney and Tina Kinney Boyd, both of Harold; a nephew, Taylor W. Boyd of Harold; two nieces: Tiffany Scott of Harold, and Margot Mullins of Lexington; and a step-granddaughter, Andrea Leigh Boyd. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents: Elizabeth Scott and Clay and Nancy Meade. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Christ in Pikeville, with Keith Kasarjain officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, in Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home

Robert Miller

Age, 67, of Martin, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born January 23, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John and Hattie McKenzie Miller. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Samons Miller. Survivors include two sons: Clarence Miller of Hager Hill, and Robert Steven Miller (wife, Debra) of Martin; a daughter, Glennis Wright (husband, Ricky) of Martin; a sister, Mabel Meade of Martin; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a girlfriend, Judy Gayheart of Hi Hat. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Velvet Ann Miller; two brothers: Robie Miller and Lee Miller; and a sister, Ellie Mae Robinson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 9, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Graydon Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Harry Mullins

Age, 73, of McDowell, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 6, 1932, in Perry County, he was the son of the late Jim and Nova Slone Mullins. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Columbia Tackett Mullins. Other survivors include six sons: Kennis Mullins (Lorraine) of Florida, Jimmy Mullins, Tony Mullins (Mel) and Roy Todd Mullins, all of McDowell, and Johnny Dean Mullins (Carol) and Harry Scott Mullins, both of Bowling Green; a daughter, Lilly Sue Bell (Bill) of McDowell; three brothers: James Mullins of Indianapolis, Indiana, Selton Mullins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Mack Mullins of Indiana; five grandchildren: Selena, Kenny Scott, David, Paul and Ryan; and four great-grandchildren: In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Alger Mullins and Tim Mullins. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery (Frasures Creek) in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Josephine Musick

Age, 73, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at her residence. Born October 16, 1931, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late George Tivis and Virgie Hunter Goble. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Musick. Survivors include three sons: George P. Musick, and Marvin Musick Jr., both of Prestonsburg, and Steven Ray Musick of Pikeville; three daughters: Phyllis Ann Davis of Prestonsburg, Evelyn Marie Musick of Pensacola, Florida, and Betty Kay Musick of Allen; one brother, James Goble of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Kathleen Miller, and Dottie Lou Woods, both of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 7, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gordon Fitch, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Musick Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Andy Newsome

Age 76, of Grethel, husband of the late Lucile Martin Newsome, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005, in Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, Virginia. He was born January 7, 1929, a son of the late William and Martha Hamilton Newsome. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a member of the Grethel Baptist Church, and was a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, Martin. Survivors include two sons: Gerald (Kathy) Newsome, and John W. Newsome, both of Grethel; two brothers: William Newsome Jr., of Stanville, and Billy Ray Newsome of Grethel; six sisters: Fannie Hall of Peebles, Ohio, and Melvina Akers and Sola Akers, both of Grethel, Mearl Clark of Harold, and Emogene Hall and Pauline Green, both of Ivel; two grandchildren: Andrea Newsome (Jonothan) Sadler, and Gerald Brandon (Stacy) Newsome; and two great-grandchildren: Austin Blake Sadler, and Cameron Kyle Saddler. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Duran Newsome, Dock Newsome, Tolva Newsome, Anthony Newsome, and Charlie Newsome; and four sisters: Martha Newsome, Cora Moore, Goldie Thacker, and Armina Newman. A Masonic service was held Monday evening, at 7 p.m. Funeral services for Andy Newsome were conducted Tuesday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Martin-Newsome Cemetery, in Grethel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Ronnie Akers, Zackery Akers, Duran Newsome, Charles Newsome, Arthur Deskins, Drexle Hall, Brandon Newsome, Dwayne Kidd, William Newsome, and Johnny Sadler.

Christopher Neil Newsome

Age 22, of Melvin, son of Gary B. and Sandra Bates Newsome, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in the Hospice Care Center, Lexington. He was born June 8, 1982, in Lexington. Christopher attended the Melvin Grade School, where he was a Duke Scholar. He was a graduate of South Floyd High School, where he was a member of the band and graduated in the top 10 of his class. He attended the Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Prestonsburg, where he was on the President's list, having earned a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, he was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Gary Nolan (Shawna) Newsome of Kite; one sister, Amy (William) Newsome Conn of Lexington; one niece, Emily Rachel Newsome; three nephews: Jacob Landon Newsome, Anakin Reese Conn and Christopher Jayce Conn. His paternal grandmother, Wadie Little Newsome of Melvin, and his maternal grandmother, Alpha Bates of Prestonsburg, also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gardner Newsome, and his maternal grandfather, Charlie Bates. Funeral services for Christopher Neil Newsome will be conducted Friday, April 8, at 11 a.m., in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari, John Allen, and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Nadine Newsome

Age, 44, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at her residence. Born December 8, 1960, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late Teddy Roosevelt and Florence Adkins Newsome. She was disabled, and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Pruitt. Survivors include one son, Wendell Scott Hiday of Melvin; three daughters: Wendy Hiday, Melissa Hiday, and Amy Sullivan, all of Gas City, Indiana; five brothers: Bee Bob Newsome of Ligon, Teddy Newsome of Grethel, Randall Newsome of Bakersfield, California, Wynndale Newsome of Hazard, and Eddie Newsome of Grethel; four sisters: Alpha Hamilton of Teaberry, Lois Newsome of Albion, Michigan, Mindy Stanley of Teaberry, and Brenda Tucker of Beaver; two half-brothers: Donald Ray Hall of Teaberry, and Bert Newsome of McDowell; one half-sister, Bertha Rummel of McDowell; three grandchildren: Shelby Lynn Sullivan, Curtis Sullivan, and Blake Austin Denter; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Viola Johnson and Verda Mae Newsome; two half-brothers: Emery Newsome and Gordon Newsome; and a half-sister, Maggie Akers. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.

Mary Ousley

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at her residence. Born October 27, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Flossie Shepherd Slone. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ousley. Survivors include: Two sons: Eugene Ousley and George Ousley, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Taylor Slone of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Marie Prater, Thelma Shepherd, and Maudie Ousley, all of Blue River; two grandchildren: Gary and Corey; and one great-grandchild, Hunter. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Martha Ousley and Lois Collins. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Malcom Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley Cemetery, at Caney Fork, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Joyce Ann Parsons

Age, 65, of Wabash, Indiana, formerly of McDowell, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Caring Hand Health Care Center, in Bunker Hill, Indiana. Born October 5, 1939, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Marjorie Marie Moore McCoy. She was a former worker for Wabash Magnetics and Singer Controls. She attended Trinity Baptist Church in Peru, Indiana, was a member of Ladies of the Moose, American Legion, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Eagles Lodge, all in Wabash, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee Parsons. Survivors include three sons: Billy Vincent Parsons, Paul Michael Parsons, and Byron Keith Parsons, all of Wabash, Indiana; two daughters: Deborah (Debbie) Brooks (husband, Mike), and Belinda Marie Slone, both of Peru, Indiana; one brother, Reubish McCoy of Wabash, Indiana, and twin sisters: Catherine Grant and Andrea Jean Ferguson, both of Wabash, Indiana; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 15, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was Tuesday, April 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at McDonald Funeral Home in Wabash, Indiana; and will be held Thursday, April 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Alice Stephens Prater

Age 84, of David, wife of the late Earnest Prater, passed away Friday, April 15, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 5, 1921, in Manton, the daughter of the late Thomas Stephens and Mary Tussey Stephens. She was a housewife and believed in the Regular Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons: Curtis Eugene Prater and Michael Ernest Prater, both of David, and Ralph Edward Prater of Hamden, Ohio; five daughters: Peggy Hopkins of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Ima Jean Nelson and Phyllis Ann Dotson, both of Prestonsburg, Brenda Joyce Wilkinson of Palm Springs, Florida, and Bonnie Sue Ousley of Langley; one brother, Ruben Stephens of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Dortha Reffitt of Rochester, Indiana, and Alvie Ousley of Prestonsburg; 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Prater; and four brothers: Curt, Rufus, Darb, and Sam Stephens. Funeral services for Alice Stephens Prater were conducted Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, in Blue River, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Georgia Margaret Rickman

Age, 61, of Cynthiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born December 20, 1943, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Vannie Lewis Rickman of Washington Court House, Ohio, and the late George Rickman. She was a homemaker and mother. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Jeffrey Neil Rickman of Pickerington, Ohio; two daughters: Maria Catron of Cynthiana, and Wendy Crum of Washington Court House, Ohio; one brother, Clarence Goble of Cynthiana; two sisters: Lorine Caldwell of Mt. Olivet, and Kathryn Dunt of Pickerington, Ohio; 11 grandchildren: Shawn, Danny, Jonathan, Kristy, Billy, Tommy, David, Jason, Taylor, Rachel and Hannah; six great-grandchildren: Kourtney, Isaiah, Caleb, Taylor Jade, Samjah and Elizabeth. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Doug Lewis and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, where services were held on Tuesday evening. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Raymond Salisbury

Age, 69, of Minnie, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 26, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Arnold and Velvie Younce Salisbury . He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Collins Salisbury. Survivors include one son, Michael Salisbury of Kylesford, Tennessee; two daughters: Jennifer Johnson of Hager Hill, and Pamela Mosley of Lexington; three brothers: Dean Salisbury, Hoie (Bud) Salisbury, and Gordon Salisbury, all of Indiana; five sisters: Shelbie Short, Ora Wicker, Vernice McDaniels, Flora Borger, all of Indiana, and Pelinna Dirrim of Alabama; two grandchildren: Emily Elizabeth Salisbury, and Shawn Michael Johnson. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul (Pete) Salisbury. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with James A. Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Salisbury Family Cemetery, in Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ronald Scot

Aget, 51, of Somerset, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at his residence. Born November 8, 1953, in Floyd County, he was the son of Vienetia Powers Scott of Somerset, and the late Posey Scott Jr. He was a disabled truck driver, and a member of the Church of God. In addition to his mother, survivors include a son, Cody Scott of Granite Falls, North Carolina; two daughters: Lilnetta Scott of Louisvile, and Cynthia Scott of Somerset; three brothers: Donald Scott (twin) of Burton, Bobby Scott of Somerset, and Frankie Scott of Weeksbury; two sisters: Bonida Scott of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, and Kaye Bates of Somerset; and three grandchildren: Heaven, Cain, and Haley. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Scott. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Dr. W.D. Osborne Cemetery, in Bypro, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Alice Shelton

Age, 74, of McDowell, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Born March 20, 1931, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dinah Lowe Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price. She is survived by her husband, Russell Shelton. Other survivors include two sons: Russell Lee Shelton Jr., (Linda) of McDowell, and Virgil Lynn Shelton (Christine); five daughters: Linda Gail Wright (Randall) of Auxier, Darlena Gay Wright of Prestonsburg, Janet Glo Halbert (Ronnie), Marsha Flo Kidd (Jeff), and Velvet Lois Martin (Chubby), all of Martin; a sister, Elsie Heskett of Southgate, Michigan; 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Charlie Parsons, Harvey Parsons, Overy Parsons, Crintious Parsons, Tom Parsons, Oakley Parsons, Trimble Parsons, and one infant; and two sisters: Mable Taylor and Annie Bellinger. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, in Price, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, where services were conducted nightly.

James J. Slone

Age, 64, of Tram, died Thursday, April 9, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born November 14, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late George and Bertha Davis Slone. He was disabled. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Slone. Survivors include six sons: Jerry Iricks of Banner, Terry Iricks of Ivel, Jeff Clark of Ohio, Michael Slone of Ashland, Jeff Slone of Pikeville, and Ronnie Iricks of Tram; four daughters: Linda Campbell of Ivel, Tina Slone of Pikeville, Sue Clark of Ohio, and Dee Dee Slone of Ashland; one brother, Eddie Earl Slone of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Mary Inez Branham of Prestonsburg, and Anna Belle Harless of David; and 20 grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Slone. Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. Tommy Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, in Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Meredith Edgar Spurlock

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, husband of Opal Salisbury Spurlock, passed away Monday, April 4, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born July 26, 1923, in Hunter, the son of the late Hobert Cline Spurlock and Nora Kathryn Salisbury Spurlock. He was a self-employed salesman, and a minister of The Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include his wife, Opal; one son, Timothy Cline Spurlock of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Rita (Mike) Wells of Lexington; seven grandchildren: Ronda K. Meade, Russell Meredith Meade, Timothy David Spurlock, James Joel Spurlock, Aaron River Spurlock, Steve Wells, and Tammy Wells Bartley; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Meredith Edgar Spurlock will be conducted Thursday, April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Minister Heiki Giese officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunter Cemetery, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jimmy (Dickie) Stumbo

Age, 50, of Price, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Re-gional Healthcare emergency room. Born January 26, 1955, in Martin, he was the son of Cecil and Mertie Moore Stumbo of Price. He was a disabled miner. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Sue Spears Stumbo. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include three sons: Brian Stumbo (wife, Kristy) of Price, Keith Stumbo (wife, Michelle) of Hager Hill, and Scottie Stumbo (girlfriend, Paula Curtis) of Price; three grandchildren: John David Stumbo, Dalton Alan Stumbo, and Hollie LaShae Stumbo; four brothers: Mike Stumbo (Karen) of Prestonsburg, Randy Stumbo (Lynn) of Cynthiana, Ricky Stumbo (Rhonda) of Price, and Mark Stumbo (Earlene) of Crittenden; a sister, Paula Lewis (Jim) of Dacula, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, at Price, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, (Cherokee Road), at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m.t

Iness Richmond Stiltner

Age 87, of Eastern, wife of the late Fleming K. Stiltner passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born August 8, 1917, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Bruce Richmond and Pearlie Rose Richmond Akers. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church since 1973. Survivors include two sons: Herbert Lee Stiltner of Lakeland, Florida, and Fleming Stiltner Jr., of Romulus, Michigan; six daughters: Evelyn Stiltner Carty of Lima, Ohio, Betty Jean Stiltner Hall of Hippo, Loretta Gaye Stiltner Meade of Rittman, Ohio, Patricia Faye Stiltner of Eastern, Vivian Ruth Stiltner Draper of Stocking Bridge, Michigan, and Linda Stiltner Daniels of Eastern; two brothers: Bill Akers and Earl Akers, both of Shepherdsville; two sisters: Pat Akers Greenwell of Tampa, Florida, and Nora Akers Burnett of Shepherdsville; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Fred Akers and Vance Richmond; and two sisters: Faye Richmond Hall and Eva Jean Akers Hall. Funeral services for Iness Richmond Stiltner will be conducted Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Johnny Collins and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Larry Douglas Tackett

Age 55, of Beaver, the son of Catherine A. Reynolds Tackett of Beaver, and the late Paul Tackett, passed away Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, in Carrollton. He was born May 12, 1949, in Prestonsburg, and was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include one son, Garrick Tackett of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters: Tammy Mitchell Ruehrwein of Milford, Ohio, Kristie Nicole Tackett of Houston, Texas; one brother, Winfred Tackett of Sturgis; one sister, Vivian Kay Newsome of Beaver; three grandchildren: Collin Ruehrwein, Clay Ruehrwein, and Logan Jacob Tackett. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Garry Dean Tackett; and one sister, Rowena Tackett. Funeral services for Larry Douglas Tackett were conducted Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery, in Beaver, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Sterling Tackett, Jimmy Wendell Tackett, Waltrust Reynolds Jr., Dallis Kiser, Andy J. Kiser, Keith Akers, and Cecil Newsome Jr.

Lula Tackett

Age, 73, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born November 14, 1931, in Robinson Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Casebolt Tackett. She was a retired factory worker for Corning Glass in Albion, Michigan; and was a member of the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Minnie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Tackett. Survivors include four sons: Randall Tackett of Bevinsville, David Tackett of Wheelwright, Amos Tackett of Mt. Sterling, and Scott Tackett of Melvin; two daughters: Lucille Gayheart of Bypro and Betty Cook of Wheelwright; a brother, Harvey Lee Tackett of Connecticut; two sisters: Geneva Tackett of Virgie, and Sadie Marie Bookheimer of Georgia; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Randall Lynn Tackett; one daughter, Mary Vinamae Tackett; and four brothers: Kermit Tackett, Herman Tackett, Dave Jack Tackett and Clyde Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery, at Hen Pen, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.

Ollie Stumbo Tackett

Age 90, of McDowell, widow of Curtis Tackett, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born October 4, 1914, in McDowell, the daughter of the late William "Chalk" Stumbo and Rebecca "Doll" Moore Stumbo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons: Curtis Tackett Jr., and Danny Dale Tackett, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Sandra Kay McKenzie of McDowell, and Carla Ann Reynolds of Paintsville; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Curtis; her parents; five brothers: John Morgan Stumbo, Sherman Stumbo, Walker Stumbo, Tom Stumbo, and Ison Stumbo; and three sisters: Clara Potter, Helen Stumbo, and Allie Stumbo. Funeral services for Ollie Stumbo Tackett will be conducted Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergymen Louie Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, until 3 p.m., Friday; and after 5 p.m., Friday, at the church. Nightly services at 7 p.m. In appreciation, the family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Rivera, the staff of the McDowell Hospital, and the extended care staff, for all the care they provided. Pallbearers: David Tackett, Shawn McKenzie, Michael Williams, Danny Dale Tackett, Kipp Kidd, and Gerald Osborne. Honorary: Joseph Kidd, Tegan McKenzie, Dustin Tackett, and Greg Compton.

Shadrick "Shad" Daniel Vickers

Age, 28, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Central Baptist Hospital. Born April 13, 1976, in Lexington, he was son of Garry Howard Vickers and Helen Ann Francis Vickers of Lancaster. He was a salesman at Lowe's in Paintsville; a member of the Community United Methodist Church, and a member of the United Coalition for Drugs. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Meade Vickers. Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include one daughter, Savannah Leshae Vickers of Prestonsburg; and two sons: Aiden Joseph Vickers and Charles Robert Hubbard Vickers, both of Prestonsburg; one sister, Sarah Susanne Ousley of Stanford; his grandmother, Betty Davis Francis of Prestonsburg; and his great-grandmother, Lucille Davis of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Hubbard C. "Huck" Francis, Howard Jackson "Jack" Vickers, and Nancy Wells Vickers. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido and Rev. Larry Vickers officiating. Interment was in the Davis Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. The family had entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Contributions are suggested to: Shad Vickers Memorial Fund in care of Community United Methodist, 147 Burke Ave., Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Active pallbearers: Jay Macintire, Joey Nunn, Brad Burchett, Paul Burchett, Tim Collins, Jeff Setser, Craig Lyons, Robbie Moore, Seth Long, and Kris Clark. Honorary: Charles Halfhill, Shawn Ousley, and Clayton Case.

Gracie Keene Ward

Age, 82, of Flatwoods, formerly of Buckingham, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Woodland Oaks Nursing Home. Born November 2, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Leck and Della Blackburn Keene. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, in Hi Hat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Ward. Survivors include four sons: Andy Ward of Ashland, Randy Ward of South Shore, (wife, Margaret), Donald Ward of Flatwoods (wife, Doris), and Jimmy Ward of Allen (wife, Annette); three daughters: Bernice Chaffins of Greenup, (husband, David), Sandra Blair of Flatwoods, (husband, Richard), and Wanda Collier of Flatwoods; two sisters: Daisy Ward of Topmost, and Gladys Tackett of Hillard, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Keene; and three sisters: Azzie Justice, Mary Johnson and Dixie Howell. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, at Carmen Funeral Home, Flatwoods; and 6 to 9 p.m., on Friday, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Mike Wireman

Age 37, of Hueysville, passed away on Saturday evening, March 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born December 24, 1967, in Columbia City, Indiana, the son of Ondie and Kathleen Whittaker Wireman. He was a member of the National Guard, and attended the Upper Quicksand Free Pentecostal Church at Hueysville. Surviving are his parents, Ondie and Kathleen Wireman of Hueysville; one brother, Chris Wireman of Hueysville; two sisters: Athlene (William) Patton of Versailles, and Kim (Brian) Tussey of Kendalville, Indiana; three nephews: Jason (Mallory) Patton, Daniel Tussey, and Andrew Tussey; one niece, Hannah Patton; and nine aunts, four uncles, and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 30, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Chapel, in Martin, with Roger Bolen, Earl Miller, and Bill Tussey Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jason Patton, Charlie Hicks, Tony Bolen, David Tussey, Ryan Tussey, Mike Shepherd, Adam Zimmerman and Willie Patton. Honorary: Daniel Tussey, Andrew Tussey, Larry Dudle-son, Jackie Howard, Quent Zimmerman, Carl Vanderpool and Donnie Howard.

Charles Woody

Age, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 8, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Born October 8, 1921, in Jenkins, he was the son of the late Wesley Pearl and Katherine Blackheart Woody. He was a retired meat salesman, a 55-year member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as an honorary trustee, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the DAV chapter 18 at Auxier. He is survived by his wife, Grace Rowe Woody. Other survivors include two sons: Doug Woody (wife, Debbie) and Roger Rowe (wife, Carolyn), both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Carl Woody (wife, Geraldine) of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren: Rocky Rowe, Rebecca Preston, and Chuck Rowe; great-grandchildren: Cody Hamilton, Zachary Rowe, Nicholas Rowe, and Jacob Austin Rowe; special children: Jeffrey Taylor and Dalton Wells; several nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Clifford Woody, Wesley Woody, and Donald L. Woody; and five sisters: Stella Null, Arietta Combs, Alberta Plexco, Ernestine Gibson and Mable Newhouser. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, with Clifford H. Austin and George David Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church. Active pallbearers: David Robinson, Tim Vaughan, Roger Nelson II, Tom Waddles, Shannon Travis, Everett Windland, Brad Younce, Jack Howard, Kyle Robinson, Jerry Butcher, and Gene Campbell.

Malta Stewart Yates

Age 94, of Perkinston, Mississippi, formerly of Floyd County, the wife of the late Joe Yates, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Stone County Hospital, Wiggins Mississippi. She was born November 28, 1910, in Printer, the daughter of the late James Floyd Stewart and Mona Brewer Akers Stewart. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Martin. Survivors include one son, Roy (June) Yates of Perkinston, Mississippi; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Yates; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one son, Manifred Yates. Funeral services for Malta Stewart Yates were conducted Monday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home