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April Obits 2006

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

 

Arnold (Ed) Edward Adkins

Age, 70, of Betsy Layne, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at his residence. Born August 7, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lewis Adkins. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include two brothers: Earnest Adkins of Betsy Layne, and Joe Adkins of Clyde, Ohio; five sisters: Barbara Sword of Banner, Nancy Justice of Betsy Layne, Georgia Graham of Clyde, Ohio, Berdale Lawson of Missouri, and Tomy Proffitt of Maryland; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and special great-nieces: Burgandee Justice and Nikki Keathley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill Adkins, and Woodrow Adkins; and 10 half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, at noon, at the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, in Harold, with Sonny Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Avery Akers

Age, 81, retired electrician, of Lexington, died Saturday, April 8, 2006. Born in Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Farley and Orea Akers, a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, he was a Navy veteran of WW II, volunteered at the VA Hospital, and was a member of the DAV and VFW. He is survived by his children: Linda Carol Marcum, Delores Anne Norris, and Gary Akers, all of Lexington, Gina Gayle Haffner of Orlando, Florida, and Harold Dean (Karen) Akers of Greenville, North Carolina; a sister and brothers: Mary Magdalene Akers of Zanesville, Ohio; John Akers of Harrodsburg, Clinton Akers of Nicholasville, and Brice Akers of Salvisa; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m., at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland. Burial followed at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation was 5-8 p.m., Monday. milwardfuneral.com

Elden Bailey

Age, 81, of Hueysville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born February 6, 1925, in Handshoe, he was the son of the late Green and Roxie Colburn Bailey. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Upper Salt Lick United Baptist Church, and a member of DAV Chapter 128 at Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Norman Lee Beverly Bailey. Other survivors include a son, Elvin Ray Bailey of Angier, North Carolina; two daughters: Sharon Kay Bailey of Houston, Texas, and Enola Gay Kennedy; one step-daughter, Beverly Bolen of Hueysville; one brother, Gardner Bailey of Crossville, Tennessee; one sister, Dorothy Kolvet of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandchildren: Ilyn Lon Kreckman, Sabrina Kreckman, Donald Kennedy Jr., and Bryan Ray Bailey; step-grandchildren: Eric Conley, Ethan Conley, Jamie Merrick, and Emily Merrick; step-great-grandchildren: Katelyn Paige Conley and Matthew Malone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Bailey; his brothers: Norman Bailey, Claude Bailey (his twin), Denver Bailey, and Seldon Bailey; and his sisters: Curtis Patrick, Dixie Gayheart, and Mildred Uselton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clinton Buddy Jones and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where services were held on Tuesday evening.

William R. (Toby) Bartley

Age, 62, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born May 9, 1943, in Wheelwright, he was the son of James Ellis and Lillian Ruth Daniels Bartley of Lowmansville. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Nadine Newman Bartley. Survivors include a son, Ronald Glen Bartley of Hi Hat; three brothers: James Ellis (Jack) Bartley Jr., of Melvin, Hobart Bartley of Martin County, and James Robert Bartley of Lowmansville; and three grandchildren: Owen, Serina, and Savannah. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rona (Sissy) Triplett; a sister, Lillian Bartley; and a grandchild, Rachel. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy in Hi Hat, with Don Fraley Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home, and will be Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., at the church.

Marrow Bentley Jr.

Age 55, of Grethel, husband of Loretta Hall Bentley, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. He was born January 7, 1951, in Martin, the son of the late Marrow Bentley Sr., and Verdie Hamilton Bentley. He was a retired coal truck driver, and worked with the Salvation Army. Survivors include his wife, Loretta, a son, Jody Dale Bentley of Grethel; a daughter, Sabrina Ann Bentley Hughes of Grethel; three brothers: Clerance Bentley and Lloyd Dean Bentley, both of Teaberry, and Vernon Bentley of Lebanon, Ohio; four sisters: Mary Lou Howell, Augustine Bryant, and Lois Tackett all of Teaberry, and Joann Mullins of Grethel; four grandchildren: Jacob Dale Bentley, Kagan Reece Bentley, Cameron Lee Hughes, and Kassidy LeeAnn Hughes; and one step-grandchild, Cailey Nicole Brown. Funeral services for Marrow Bentley Jr., will be conducted Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home, with nightly services at 7:00.

Erma Chaffins

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 18, 1923, in Wayland, she was the daughter of the late James and Serena Oney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Chaffins. Survivors include her sons: Richard C. Chaffins of Louisville, Jay B. Chaffins and Charles L. Chaffins, both of Dayton, Ohio, Albert R. Chaffins, Steve G. Chaffins, and Milton Dee Chaffins, all of Prestonsburg, and Wallace C. Chaffins of Irvin; daughters: Barbara Hurd of Prestonsburg, Serena Streetman and Charlotte Kidwell, both of Lexington, and Hazel Martin of Mansfield, Ohio; brothers: Curt Oney, Herbert Ray Oney, David Oney and Danny Oney, all of Dayton, Ohio; sisters: Zetta Collins of Prestonsburg, and Darlene Collins of Weeksbury; 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons: Earnest Ray Chaffins, Buster F. Chaffins, and Earnest Dale Chaffins; three brothers: Benny Oney, O.C. Oney, and Buster Oney; and four sisters: Imogene Vance, Anna Rose Collins, Vivian Gibson, and Eula Belcher. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tom Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ruth Chaffins

Age 87, of Garrett, wife of the late Kendall Chaffins, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born on September 19, 1918, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Willie Conley and Artie Inmon Conley. She was a housewife. Survivors include three sons: Clarence Chaffins, Marvin Chaffins and Richard F. Chaffins, all of Garrett; one daughter, Patty Crager Moss of Garrett; one sister, Dorothy C. Combs of Garrett; eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Conley. Funeral Services for Ruth Chaffins, were conducted Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Jerry Manns and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins-Conley Family Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Abe Enoch Shepherd, Rick Chaffins, Larry Crager, William Chaffins, Z.W. Chaffins, Ryne Conley, Brian Chaffins, Eathen Anderson, and Bryan Manns.

Preston Collins

Age 91, of Martin, passed away Friday, April 14, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born October 15, 1914, in Drift, the son of the late Casel Collins and Judy Howell Collins. He was a retired coal operator, and a member of the U.M.W.A. Survivors include his wife, Billie Faye Stone Collins; two sons, Larry Preston Collins of Westerville, Ohio, and Stanley Lawrence Collins of Martin; three daughters: Freda Collins Calhoun and Kim Carroll, both of Martin, and Leta Heavrin of Bardstown; two brothers: Ed Colllins of Shiloh, Ohio, and John Colllins of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a sister, Arietta Machowicz of Penbroke Pines, Florida; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Samons Collins; five brothers: Lawrence Collins, Ted Collins, Tilden Collins, Noah Collins, and Clinton “Big Son” Collins; and three sisters: Mertie Collins, Vennie Collins Messinger, and Mary Collins Daniels. Funeral services for Preston Collins will be conducted Sunday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Roger Collins, Ricky Barnette, Dougie Collins, Steve Jones, Jimmy Cox, Jeremy Johnson, Steve Johnson, Derek Calhoun, and Larry Collins II.

Cathy Lynn Fuller

Age, 47, of Lake Wales, Florida, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Lake Wales Medical Center. Born February 24, 1959, in Willard, Ohio, she was the daughter of Nannie Mae Kidd Hampton of Dana and the late Hobert Hampton. She was a cashier for Wal Mart Super Center. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a companion, Roger Compton, of Lake Wales, Florida. Other survivors include a brother, Hobert Jean Hampton (Renee) of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Julie Mae Leet (Roy) of Dayton, Ohio; step-children: Lance, Kelly, Shelly and Chrissy; and nieces: Melissa and Christina; a grand-niece, Hailey Konner; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and six step-grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents: Allen and Cindy Kidd. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Kidd Cemetery, in Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Magnolia Hall

Age, 87, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born September 11, 1918, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Eligha and Dahlia Johnson. She was a homemaker, and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ishmael Hall. Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ray Jones of Bevinsville; a granddaughter, Crystal Moore (Bradley) of Bevinsville; and three great-grandchildren: Troy, Dylan and Ashley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Noah Johnson, Felix Johnson, and Loss Johnson; and two sisters: Goldie Burke and Hattie Burke. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, in Bevinsville, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the John M. and Hattie Mae Burke Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.

Margaret Edith Hall

Age, 56, of Tram, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Honaker. Born July 4, 1949, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Pete Elmer and Viola Maebell Shepherd Wilson. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hall. Survivors include her brothers: Pete Wilson Jr., and Mike Wilson, both of Tram; her sisters: Barbara Wilson Anderson of Tram, Sheila Kay Olinger of Hazard, and Juanita Carter of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Elmer Wilson; and a sister, Judy Ann Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Morris Adkins, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery, in Tram, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jessica Victoria Hopkins

Age 17, of Harrodsburg, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006, in an automobile accident in Harrodsburg. She was born February 19, 1989, in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of Jessica Hendley and the late Roger Hopkins. She was a Student at Mercer County High, where she was a member of the FFA, a former cheerleader and gymnast, and was a mentor in the PALS program. She worked part-time at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill as a server. She attended the Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church. Survivors include: her guardians, Rhonda and Tony Smith of Mercer County; a brother, Joshua Hopkins of McDowell; her paternal grandmother, Linda Williams of Richmond; her paternal grandfather, Ronnie Hopkins of McDowell; her maternal grandmother, Diane Hendley; and her paternal great-grandparents: Harold and Annie Watson of Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services for Jessica Victoria Hopkins will be conducted Wednesday, May 3, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Billy Hamilton and Tad Huff officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopkins Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home.

Greg Alan Horne

Age 47, of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, March 26, 2006. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, McKinley and Bessie Webb; and Earl and Hazel Horne, all of Paintsville. He is survived by his parents, James and Kinalene Horne; a brother, Michael (Linda) Horne and family; Linda Neal of Shelbyville, Indiana; children: Alana (Greg) Collett of Garrett, Gregory Alan Horne Jr., and Carrie Lynn Horne, both of Beavercreek, and Brian Neal of Shelbyville, Indiana; grandchildren: James Collett and Hailey Collett, both of Garrett; a niece, Kelly (Clark) Patterson; and a nephew, Michael Thomas Horne, both of Beavercreek; great-grandnieces, Brooklyn and Mia Patterson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Greg was born and raised in Beavercreek, Ohio. He attended Beavercreek High School, and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. He had worked for TVM, El Cay Trucking Co. as an over the road driver. Funeral services will be held at the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton Xenia Rd., at Grange Hall Rd. on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Gary Favor officiating. Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 29. Memorial contributions may be made in Greg's name to the American Heart Association, 124 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, Ohio 45402.

Sharon Lynn Jones

Age 48, of Martin, the wife of Jeff Jones, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2006, at her residence. She was born December 25, 1957, in McDowell, the daughter of Bethel Y. Click of Martin, and the late Alroy Click. She was a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, and was a clerk at McDowell A.R.H. Home Health for 10 years. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three sons: William Jefferson “Bill” Jones and Brian Thomas Jones, both of Lexington, and Jonathan Alan Jones of Martin; one daughter, Andrea Leigh Jones of Martin; and one grandson, Jeffrey Douglas “J.D.” McKinney; and her paternal grandmother, Cora Click of Martin. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death her paternal grandfather, R.B. Click. Funeral Services for Sharon Lynn Jones were conducted Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Mike Dye officiating. Burial was in the Flannery Cemetery, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Mack Kidd Jr.

Age 78, of East Point, husband of Bossie Hall Hunter Kidd, passed away Friday, April 21, 2006, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born May 23, 1927, in Honaker, the son of the late Mack Kidd Sr., and Vesta Hughes Kidd. He was a member, a deacon, treasurer and clerk of the Little Dove Church, in Honaker, and was a retired coal miner. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include seven sons: Greg Hunter of Hager Hill, Raffel Hunter of Ashland, Ohio, Tim Hunter of Raleigh, North Carolina, Patrick Hunter of LaVergne, Tennessee, Nathan Hunter and Ryan Stacy Hunter, both of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Christopher Hunter of Paintsville; four daughters: Margrene Newsome of Pikeville, Jennifer Mosher of Flowery Branch, Georgia, and Sherry Swift and Elmeta Sapp, both of Lebanon, Tennessee; two brothers: John Kidd of Manton, Michigan, and Odis Kidd of Clay City; two sisters: Pricie Case of Manton, Michigan, and Lillie Dean Rudd of Norwalk, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, America Damron Kidd; one son, Calip Lee Kidd; two brothers: Audis Kidd and George R. Kidd; and four sisters: Goldie Williams, Vanie Mae Damron, Cindy Williams and Nancy Kidd. Funeral services for Mack Kidd Jr., were conducted Monday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Cemetery, in Honaker, with Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements.

Sarah Music Laven

Was born May 27, 1921, in Bonanza, (Floyd County), the daughter of the late Garfield and Sarah (Caudill) Music. She was married to Russell Patrick Laven, who preceded her in death, for 55 years. She attended Bonanza High School and was a 1940 Alumni of Caney Junior College (now Alice Lloyd College). Following her days at Caney Junior College, she taught school in Floyd County, and later attended Morehead State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1962. In 1976, she retired from a career in education that spanned 30 years. She was a member of the Alice Lloyd Alumni Board of Directors, and served as a secretary of the Floyd County Alumni Chapter. In 1999, she helped to establish the Floyd County Chapter...Purpose Road Scholar-ship...which provides financial assistance to incoming freshman from Floyd County on an annual basis. In 2003, she was chosen alumna of the year for Alice Lloyd College. She was a devoted member of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, and had been a Sunday school teacher since the 1950's. She served the church in many capacities. She also faithfully volunteered her time each week at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She is a true example of a life given in service to others. She is survived by one sister, Nell (Music) Montgomery of St. Charles, Missouri; 22 nephews and nieces, Bill Music, Bobby Music, Denver Music, Ronald Music, Jimmy Gordon Music, Tom Ed Music, Harold Music, Earl Greene, Berl Greene, Gerald Greene, Jim Mont-gomery, Wanda (Greene) Hamilton, Mary (Music) Layne, Minnie Alice (Music) Hall, Lyda Faye (Music) Crum, Phyllis (Music) Branham, Lora “Pud” (Music) Burchett, Janice (Music) Hopkins, Pam (Music) Rudasill, Kathy (Music) Osborn, Tommie Carol (Laven) Hampton, and Janet Mont-gomery; and three sisters-in-law, Amanda Music, Dorcas Music, and Virginia Music. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Estill, Gale, Worth and Wayne Music; one sister, Girlie (Music) Greene; nephews: Leo Music, Kenneth Gale Music, Billy Worth Music, and one niece, Juanita (Greene) Meadows. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, Monday, from 2 until 9 p.m. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 28, at 1 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Alice Lloyd College, or Hospice of Big Sandy.

Victor Lowe

Age, 80, of Greencastle, Indiana, formerly of Banner, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle, Indiana. Born May 3, 1925, in Coal Run, he was the son of the late Prill and Mellie Spears Lowe. He was a disabled state employee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn G. Lowe. Survivors include three sons: Larrie Lowe (Jackie) of Fortville, Indiana, Gary Lee Lowe (Sherry) of Greencastle, Indiana, and Terry Dean Lowe (Barbara) of Mooresville, Indiana; a daughter, Annette Bradley (Vernie) of Banner; two brothers: Dallard Lowe and Hallard Lowe, both of Bristol, Virginia; a sister, Velma Grizzle of Rowe, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Lowe; and a sister, Roselle Syck. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Cemetery, in Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Naomi Howard Martin

Age, 70, of Drift, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born on April 14, 1935, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Fair Howard and Ida Mae Stephens Tackett. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Martin. Other survivors include a son, Danny Martin of Lexington; a daughter, Peggy Tackett of Ashland, Ohio; a brother, Moe Tackett of Lima, Ohio; her grandchildren: Danny Wayne, Clarence (Wentz), Kelly, Sabrina, and Austin; and great-grandchildren: Kierstin, Payton, and Alyssa. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Daniel Martin; and a sister, Verlene Lewis. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, in Drift, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Lewis J. (Jack) Miller

Age, 73, beloved husband of the late Pearl Dunbar Miller, passed away, Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan. Born July 22, 1932, in West Prestonsburg, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ted and Rebecca Wireman Miller. He was retired from Lincoln/Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was an active member of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a forty-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Wayne, Michigan. Loving father of Connie Miller of Livonia, Michigan; dear brother of Norman (Gwen) Miller of West Van Lear, Ida Belle (George) Meadows of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Wilson (Martha) Miller of Swartz Lake, Michigan, and Beverly (Ishmeal) Hackworth of Prestonsburg; adored grandfather of Emily Keyes of Livonia, Michigan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four sisters: Minnie Miller Warrix, Katy Marcell Miller, Carmie Avonell Miller, and Maudie Miller. Services were conducted by V.F.W. of Northville, Michigan and Masonic Order of Wayne Lodge No. 112 F&AM, on Monday night. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Casterline Funeral Home Inc., Northville, Michigan.

Inez (Sis) Moore

Age, 80, of Langley, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at her residence. Born November 9, 1925, in Hunter, she was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Frona Lykins Tackett. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Moore. Survivors include her sons: Forrest Moore of Langley, and Glen Moore (Cathy) of Beaver, Ohio; a daughter: Rosemary Tackett (Fred Jr.) of Waverly, Ohio; three brothers: Kermit Tackett, Clennon Tackett, and Marvin Tackett, all of Rittman, Ohio; two sisters: Dixie Fletcher of Mt. Olivett, and Shirley Horn of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Virgil Moore; a brother: Clifford (Bub) Tackett; and a sister: Clova Stumbo Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Ted Shannon and Bob Varney officiating. Burial was in the Click Cemetery at Henry's Branch in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Sadie Gillespie Newsome

Age, 46, of Craynor, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at her residence. Born March 20, 1960, in Pike County, she was the daughter of William (Bud) Gillespie of Pikeville, and Molly C. Howell of Galveston. She was a homemaker, and member of the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel. She is survived by her husband, Jonah Newsome. Other survivors include her sons: Jonathan Newsome and Christopher Newsome, both of Craynor; a daughter, Natasha Stella Justice of Teaberry; brothers: Ricky Gillespie and Jimmy Gillespie, both of Galveston; sisters, Irene Hamilton of Paintsville, and Mary Ann Hall and Lovina Lou Hall, both of Galveston; and a grandson, Ezrie Farley Justice. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Morris Newsom Family Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Verdis Ousley

Age 56 , of Hueysville, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his residence. Born March 30, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Zeb and Eula Mae Baldridge Ousley. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Saltlick Community Church, in Hueysville. Survivors include a son: Mark Douglas Ousley of Louisville; five brothers: Virgil Ousley of Martin, Lenvil Ousley of Jackson, Ohio, Larry Ousley of Pierceton, Indiana, Andrew Ousley of Garrett and Bill Ousley of Martin; four sisters: Bula Patton of Martin, Sally F. Ousley of Shaftsburg, Michigan, Sandra Osborne of Martin & Loretta Ward of Price; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Carlos Beverly officiating. Burial was in the Ousley Cemetery in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Carl Dean Reynolds

Age, 43, of Beaver, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at his residence. Born on April 5, 1963, in Ohio, he was the son of Arthur Reynolds of Garrett, and the late Opal Bentley Reynolds. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of Indian Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hamilton Reynolds. Other survivors include his sons: Brandon Reynolds, Trenton Reynolds, and Shane Yates, all of Beaver, Danny Reynolds, and Richie Reynolds, both of Michigan; a daughter, Dawn Reynolds of Michigan; a special nephew: Bobby Reynolds of Beaver; brothers: Hugh Reynolds of Virgie, Barry Reynolds of Beaver, and Thomas Patrick Reynolds of Michigan; a sister: Tina Reynolds of Lexington; and a grandson: Christopher Gage. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Patrick (Peanut) Reynolds Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church in McDowell, with Gary Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Cemetery, Tackett Fork in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the Church. Active pallbearers: Hugh Reynolds, Bobby Reynolds, Todd Stapleton, Darvin Belcher, Dean Hall, Barry Reynolds, and Donnie Gene Newsome.

Dorothy Tackett

Age 80, of Martin, widow of Doug Tackett, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1925, in Estill, a daughter of the late Jocephus and Hazel Haliday Roop VanHoose. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include two sons: Dwayne Douglas Tackett of Martin, and Jack David Tackett, and his wife Sherry of Dana; and two grandsons: Jeremy Douglas Tackett and Nicholas David Tackett. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Denzil Vanhoose; and one sister, Ethylene Sammons. Funeral services for Dorothy Tackett were conducted Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Martin. Entombment was in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, with Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Richard Wells

Age 91, of Wayland, husband of the late Elizabeth Nance Wells, whom he married November 28, 1936, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born October 24, 1914, in Greenup County, the son of the late Richard Mac Wells and Anna Cooper Wells. He attended the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, and was a miner with 48 years in the mines, and retired at Inland Steel's mines at Wheelwright. They moved to Floyd County, to the coal camps, in 1920, in Wayland. Survivors include a son, Ricky Lee Wells and his wife, Rebecca, of Estill; a step-daugher, Joann Rogers of Olive Hill; three grandchildren: Ricky John Wells and his wife, Lisa; Victoria Elizabeth Turner and her husband, Jeremy; Sabrina Sigman and her husband, Paul; and two great-grandchildren: Clifton Sigman and Eric Sigman. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents; three brothers: John D. Wells, Herbert Wells, and Woodrow Wells; three sisters: Hattie J. Wells Greathouse, Gracie Wells Howard, and Edith Wells Gayheart; a step-son-in-law, Jack Rogers; and a grandson, Todd Rogers. Funeral services for Richard Wells were conducted Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Duff officiating. Burial was in the Miners Cemetery, in Eastern, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jeremy Turner, Andrew Gibson, Ricky John Wells, Carl Gibson, Marlin Parker, and Scott Foster.

GOBLE, Joann George  

Age, 71, of Dwale, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland.  Born September 8, 1934, in Forest, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Nina Kauble George. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Albert (Jess) Goble.  Other survivors include her sons: Billy Wayne Hall of Tram, Bobby Eugene Hall of Prestonsburg, and Johnny Ray Hall of Allen; step-sons: George Goble of West Prestonsburg, and Wyman Goble and Hershel Goble, both of Dwale; a stepdaughter, Barbara Goble of Dwale; two brothers: Bernard George of Forest, Ohio, and Paul George of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; two sisters: Mary Rose Brown and Bonnie Maynard, both of Forest, Ohio; nine grandchildren, two great- grandchildren; one step-grandchild, and one step-great-grandchild.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons. Leon George Hall and Charles Lee Hall; and two brothers: Don George and Jimmy George.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April, 5, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ernest Sword and Edgar McKinney officiating.  Burial will be in the Community Cemetery, at Dwale, under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home.  Active pallbearers: Scatty Hall, Billy Joe Hall, Scatty Reed, Robert Hall, Brandon Hall, George Goble, Wyman Goble and George Hall.  (April 5, 2006 FCT'S) 

PRATER, James  

Age, 74, of Martin, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at his residence.  Born February 24, 1932, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Harvey and Mae Reed Prater. He was a retired coal miner: and a U.S. Air Force and Korean War veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Slone Prater.  Other survivors include four sons: Donald Ray Prater of Indiana, James Delmas Prater of Hueysville, and Gregory Prater and Mike Prater Davis, both of South Carolina; step-sons: Arnold Huff of Lackey, Arthur Huff of Martin, Harold Ray Huff of Chicago, Illinois, and Bruce Wayne Huff of Lexington; daughters: Rebecca Lynn Collins of Emma, Sandra Prater of Wheelwright, Eliza Helen Thomas of Lackey, Vickie Huff of Wayland, Pamela Prater of South Carolina, and Barbara Wilson of Somerset; brothers: Harold Lloyd Prater of Martin, and Elmer Prater of Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five step- grandchildren, and three step- great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Ogil Prater, Estill Prater, Delbert Prater, and Donald Prater.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Hershel Short, Bethel Bolen, and Arthur Slone officiating.  Burial was in the Prater Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (April 5, 2006 FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Susie   

Age 52, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  She was born December 28, 1953, in Martin, the daughter of Louise Ousley Justice Egbert of Prestonsburg, and the late Johnny Justice. She was a self-employed dog groomer. Survivors include a son, Keith Branham, of Prestonsburg; two brothers: David Justice of David, and Vincent Justice of Prestonsburg; a sister, Sara Bartley of Prestonsburg, and two grandchildren: Benjamin Branham and Matthew Branham.  Her father, and a brother, Clifford Justice, preceded her in death.  Funeral services for Susie Branham will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Jimmy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Branham Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where church services were held Tuesday night.   (April 5, 2006 FCT'S)

PRIDHAM, Edna Lee Hensley   

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, wife of Thomas Grenville Pridharn Ph.D., died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at her residence.  She was born July 30, 1923, in Philadelphia, Tennessee, a daughter of the late George Lee and Bessie Cordelia Abernathy Hensley. She was a retired bank vice president, a Mothers March of Dimes Chairwoman, and a member of the College Avenue Baptist Church, Leveiland. Texas.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Eugene C. Weathers of Prestonsburg; four step-sons: Jerry Boudreaux of Levelland, Texas, Rolf Pridham of Sunset Beach, California, Grenville Pridham of Las Vegas, Nevada, Montgomery Pridham of Santa Monica, California; one daughter, Patsy Louise Weathers Prothro of Prestonsburg; four step-daughters: Laverne Shaw of Lubbock. Texas. Elaine Hobgood of Brenham, Texas, Pamela Sue Pridham of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nancy Carter of Enoch, Utah; 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers; one half-brother; and three sisters.  Funeral services for Edna Lee Hensley Pridham were conducted Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Tommy Reid officiating.  Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral  home.  (April 5, 2006 FCT'S)