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April Obits 2007

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

 

Mary Alice Johnson

Age, 78, of Melvin, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Health-care. Born March 30, 1929, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Jarvey and Rhodina Vance Newsome. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin.  She is survived by her husband, Russell Johnson. Other survivors include four sons: Carlos Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Roy Johnson, and Billy Johnson, all of Melvin; four daughters: Christine Adkins, Wanda Hall, Shirley Little, and Edith Flanery, all of Melvin; a brother, Tivis Newsome of McDowell; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Robert Newsome, Anthony New-some, Anderson Newsome, Foster Newsome, and Estill Newsome; three sisters: Thelma Adams, Lula Bell Tackett, and Maxie Moore; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Burial was in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. (FCT'S  04-27-2007)

James Douglas Skaggs

On the clear sunny morning of April 19, 2007, James Douglas Skaggs gently left the loving arms of his family to spend eternity in the light of our loving God. He was born on June 27, 1934, the second child of Van Skaggs and Eurcle Davis Skaggs. His joy was his family, and he is survived by his wife and companion of 51 years, Phyllis Tackett Skaggs of Cocoa, Florida, and Lowmansville. Other survivors include his sons James Phillip Skaggs of Lowmansville, and Timothy Ray Skaggs of Houston, Texas; grandsons: James Phillip Skaggs II, of Cocoa, Florida, and Jeffrey Douglas Skaggs of Houston, Texas; a sister, Betty Skaggs Daniel of Titusville, Florida; and a brother, David Ray Skaggs of Lowmansville; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in eternity by his mother and father, and brother, Paul Edward Skaggs. He will be remembered most as a loving husband, father and brother. In addition, he was a successful businessman, building three businesses, including Big Sandy Heating and Cooling of Paintsville. He reveled in the awe of nature, and spent his best days with family on the farm. Most importantly, he lived his life as a testimony to his saviour Jesus Christ, and our pain is eased by the knowledge of His peace. The family requests that memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of Paintsville. A memorial for family and friends will be held at a time and location, to be announced later. (FCT'S  04-27-2007)

Lloyd Harold Allen

Age 71, of David, husband of Pauline Hicks Allen, died Friday, April 20, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland.  He was born October 1, 1935, in Warnock, the son of the late R.D. and Ollie Coffee Allen. He was a retired air traffic controller, a former Air Force veteran, and a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Jefferey Scott Allen of Lexington, and Jerald Wesley Allen of Lockport, Illinois; three sisters: Blanche (Joe) Turner of Ashland, Thelma (Ron) Bartram of Xenia, Ohio, and Dorothy Garthee of Lexington; special nieces and nephews; many special friends and neighbors; along with special animal friends, Patches (dog) and cat. Funeral service for Lloyd Harold Allen was conducted Monday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Bill Parker officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  Pallbearers: Kenny Rigsby, Allen Hubbard, Regan Ratcliff, Don Allen, Bear Cooley, Joe D. Turner, Doug Jones, and Gary Hicks. Honorary: Joe Turner, Ran Bartram, and James Arnett. (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Edna Bowling

Age 73, of New London, Ohio, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at her home, following a brief illness. She was born May 27, 1933, in Maytown, the daughter of the late Maynard and Mary (Griffith) Dudley. She married Harold L. Bowling in Norwalk, Ohio, April 23, 1955, and he survives her. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: David Bowling, and Dee and Rita Bowling, all of New London; four daughters: Sue and Mike Stratton of New Haven, Indiana, Delores and Jim Midolo and Del Bowling, all of New London, and Daisy and Don Ward of Monroeville and; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and her twin sister, Edith Barker of Lagrange, Ohio, and Fay and Roger Meade of New London. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Rachel Dawn Ward; her stepmother, Delcie Dudley; and her sisters, Elsie and Mae Dudley. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, with Pastor Charles Mead officiating. Burial was in Grove Street Cemetery, in New London, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Carlos Richard Duff

On Friday, April 20, 2007, Carlos Richard Duff of Beckley, West Virginia, formerly of Bradshaw and Prestonsburg, passed away at the Veterans Area Medical Center, in Beckley, following a two-year illness. He was 60 years of age. Born on April 12, 1947, in Welch, he was one of five children born to the late Alex and Myrtle Shepherd Duff. He spent his childhood at Bradshaw, and was a graduate of Iaeger High School. In 1965, during the Vietnam Era, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Germany; he received the National Defense Service medal and a citation for sharpshooter. After his stint in service, he began a career in the mining industry, and retired as a federal mine inspector in July of 2005. A former resident of Ashville, Ohio, he lived in Prestonsburg, for 30 years, where he was a member of the Tom Moore Memorial Baptist Church. After retiring from the federal government, Carlos and his family moved to Smith Mountain Lake at Moneta, Virginia. An avid hunter and fisherman, he opened the Blue Water Bay Guide Service. He settled in Beckley in 2006. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Steve and Philip; a sister, Serita; and his father-in-law, Eugene Church. He is the beloved husband of Nacy Church Duff, whom he married on July 21, 1970, the dear father of Westley Duff of Beckley; the fond brother of Billy Ray Duff and wife, Betty of Hillsville, Virginia; his loving extended family, the Churches, his mother-in-law, Sylvia of Iaeger; sisters-in-law, Ginny Topping of Beckley, Debra Ballard of Roanoke, Virginia, and Connie Wimmer and husband, Terry of Grundy, Virginia; brothers-in-law: Gene Church and wife, Debbie of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Michael Church and wife, Rayetta of Richlands, Virginia, and Don Church and wife, Mary Beth of Grundy Virginia; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted at noon Tuesday, April 24, in the Melton Mortuary Chapel, at 1200 Harper Road, Beckley, with the Rev. Hobart Kennedy, Rev. Ira Scott, and Don Branham officiating. Committal services were in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, in Princeton, West Virginia. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Westley Duff, Alex Duff, Pete Herrera, Terry Wimmer, Mike Church, Don Church and Gene Church. Condolences may be mailed to the family at melton@wvdsl.net  (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Milford “Pie” Gayheart

Age, 85, of McDowell, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at his residence. Born June 17, 1921, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Robert and Matilda Hall Gayheart. He was a former coal miner, and a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Gayheart. Other survivors include two sons: Bobby Gayheart and Terry Gayheart, both of McDowell; six daughters: Mildred Blevins of McDowell, Donna Hall of Teaberry, Sarah St. Clair of Big Rock, Virgina, Bertha Hamilton of Teaberry, Melissa Henson of Price, and Cheryl Lafferty of Printer; a sister, Ethel Dye of Shiloh, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Gayheart; and two brothers: Willie Gayheart and Walker Gayheart. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 11 am., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, New Salem Association, in McDowell. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, Frasures Creek, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Laura Akers Griffith

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on December 31, 1918, in Offutt, she was the daughter of the late Logan Akers and Bessie Meta Peery Akers. She was a former grocer and ran Arnett’s Grocery, known as Bess Arnett’s Store, for 35 years. She was a former member of Adah Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star; Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31; and I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 293. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil R. “Cowboy” Griffith, on January 11, 1979. Survivors include a son, Johnny Logan Griffith of Prestonsburg; nine nieces, and three nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Evelyn Stephens, Ival Whitaker, and Garnett Mayo; two brothers: Johnny Akers and Clyde Akers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Turner officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Pallbearers: John Earl Hunt, Martin Osborne, Bret Davis, B.D. Nunnery, Wayne Taylor, Jonathan Shaw, Shawn Conley and Keith Bartley. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Delmas V. “Bud” Hall

Age, 75, of Marshall, Michigan, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2007, at his home. He was born May 27, 1931, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Alexander and Josephine Bingham Hall. He came to Michigan at 15 years of age. On November 25, 1955, Delmas married Watheda “Theda” Scott, and she survives. He was a quality control inspector at Eaton Corporation for 30 years, and also worked for Lynn’s Potato Farm and Farley’s Nursery. Delmas enjoyed playing music in bands, including Herb Truitt and the Country Gentlemen. He enjoyed antique tractor shows, many times playing music for them. He also enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, tinkering, and making guitars. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Bonnie (Ron) Struble and Sharon (Harvey) Dunn, both of Marshall; a sister, Frieda Wallen of Marshall, Michigan; three brothers: Joe Hall of Lexington, Manderville Hall of Pikeville, and Russell Hall of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson; a sister; and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m., at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Rev. Earl Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Porter Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice.  (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Jack Talmadge Hutchinson

Age 78, of Lancaster, formerly of Martin, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2007, in the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, following an extended illness. He was born in Shelbiana, on September 28, 1928, the son of the late David Montgomery Hutchinson and Loretta Justice Hutchinson. He was a retired educator, having taught in the Floyd County School system and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Madison County Retired Teachers Association, a past master of Masonic Lodge No. 25, F.&A.M. at Richmond, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Martin, Richmond, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Danville. Survivors include, his wife, Betty Sue Webb Hutchinson; a daughter, Mary Anne (Larry) Williams of Woodbury, Minnesota; a sister, Vivian Tackett of Martin; grandchildren: Jaclyn S. Byrd and Laura A. Williams; great-grandchildren: Trey Allen Baldwin, Bailee Suezanne Baldwin, and Hunter Jackson Byrd  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Garland, Donald, and Rodney Hutchinson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Memorial Gardens, in Danville. Masonic services were conducted on Tuesday evening, at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home, and graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, at Danville Memorial Gardens.  (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Billy Ray Newsome

Age, 57, of Harold, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at his residence. Born February 9, 1950, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Noah and Vernie Hunter Newsome. He was a disabled landscaper for B.J. Landscaping. Survivors include a son, Steve Newsome of Harold; a daughter, Elizabeth Flinchum of Stanton; three brothers: B.J. Newsome, and Ricky Newsome, both of Betsy Layne, and Timmy Newsome of Chicago, Illinois; four sisters: Roberta Sturgill of Chicago, Illinois, Ethel Sturgill of Betsy Layne, Jacquline McCutcheon of Harold, and Rhonda Collins of Betsy Layne; two grandchildren: Jeffery Flinchum and Brittany Flinchum; special parents: Lafe Scott of Harold, and the late Elizabeth Scott; and a special brother, Shirl Newsome of Teaberry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Christ, in Harold. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, after 6 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home; and after 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the church.  (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Joan Whitaker

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 6, 1936, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Camack Skeens Goble. She was a retired merchant and a member of the Lancer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bill Whitaker. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Donald Robin, wife Pam Whitaker, of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Janet Ratliff of Prestonsburg, and Mary Wells of Paintsville; a grandchild, Joshua Donald Whitaker; and a stepgrand-daughter, Krystal Castle, and two stepgreat-grandchildren: Haley Castle and Ryan Castle. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Howard Goble and Landon Charles. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Thomas R. Biddle and Bobby Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the Goble Cemetery, Lake Road, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

Margie C. Hale

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, widow of S. (Sherlie) N. Hale, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center.  She was born October 23, 1924, in Martin, the daughter of the late Emmitt Bascom Crisp and Minnie B. Crisp. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, since 1972. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a brother, Otis Crisp; and a sister, Nollie Hicks. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 20, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with ministers Richard Kelly and Tim Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-20-2007)

Shannon Eugene Hall

Age, 30, of Louisa, formerly of Teaberry, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, on Rt. 321, Paintsville, following an automobile accident. Born February 22, 1977, in Pikeville, he was the son of Bruce Hall of Louisa, and Robin Hamilton Fairchild of Paintsville. He was a general laborer. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancee, Misty Holbrook of Louisa; his paternal grandfather, Willie Hall of Beaver; a sister, Felisha Salisbury of Paintsville; a half-brother, William Bruce Hall of Louisa; and a half-sister, Rachel Russell of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edith Hall; and Nelvin and Loretta Kiser Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Andy Hamilton Cemetery, in Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. (FCT'S  04-20-2007)

Russell D. Hurd

Age, 69, of 600 N. Colfax St., Warsaw, Indiana, a native of Floyd County, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born November 25, 1937, in Floyd County, he was the son of Edjar and Fannie (England) Hurd. He was a lifetime residence of Kosciusko County. He was a machinist for Gatke Corp. Survivors include a son, Jeffery D. Hurd of Modesto, California; a daughter, Quetta S. Beck of Tallmadge, Ohio; 13 brothers and sisters; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Calling hours are one hour prior to the service, at the funeral chapel on Friday, April 20. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com   (FCT'S  04-20-2007)

Harold C. Castle

Age, 80, of Weeksbury, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born March 17, 1927, in Red Jacket, West Virginia, he was the son of the late George and Pearl Daniels Castle. He was a retired welder for R&S Body; and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Isaac Castle. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Tommy and Kim Castle of Hi Hat; a daughter and son-in-law: Rita and Phil Jones of Melvin; six grandchildren: Austin Castle, Ashley Castle, Megan Castle, Brittany Staggs, Reachel Jones, and Julie Jones; and a stepgrandchild, Courtney Blocker. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruthie Hiatt; a sister, Eloise Cline; and a grandchild, Amy Castle. Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with John Coleman officiating. Military services were conducted by Garrett Chapter 128, D.A.V. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Nellie Adell Curry Deaton

Age 83, of Hueysville, wife of the late Julian Alexander Deaton Sr., passed away Friday, April 13, 2007, in High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, North Carolina. She was born April 13, 1924, in Greensboro, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Curry. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrett and Wheelwright. Survivors include two sons, Julian Alexander Deaton Jr., “Jad” (Alberta) of Hueysville, and Darrell Lee (Bonnie) Deaton of Vincennes, Indiana; and a daughter, Sherri Lynn Deaton (Glen) Dusina, of Lexington, North Carolina. She was grandmother to Leigh Erica (Rob) Farnsworth of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jamie Kristen (John) Melton of Charlotte, North Carolina, Krystal Dawn Deaton, Heather Danielle Deaton and Jarrid Deaton all of Hueysville, and Brandon Lee Deaton, of Bevinsville. She was also the great-grandmother to Logan Dylan and Isabella Adele Farnsworth. Funeral services for Nellie Adell Curry Deaton were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Randy Osborne and Larry Adams officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jarrid Deaton, Brandon Deaton, John Melton, Casey Allen, Brandon Allen and Wade Martin. (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Charles Philip Dingus

Age, age 91, of Martin, husband of Sue Ratliff Dingus, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. He was born May 6, 1915, in Martin, a son of the late William and Flora Mae Reynolds Dingus. He was a longtime educator in Floyd County, serving as both teacher and principal. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a former president of EKEA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Philip Arthur Dingus of Martin; two daughters: Vivian L. McGarey and Phyllis Grace Scott, both of Martin; a stepdaughter, Lynn Woo of Charleston, South Carolina; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Campbell Dingus; five brothers: Furman, Perk, Lewis, Reynolds, and Arthur Dingus; and three sisters: Blanche Dingus, Girdell Breeding, and Rhoda Crawford. Funeral services for Charles Philip Dingus will be conducted, Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Elders of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Dingus Family Cemetery, in Martin, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Mabel Gibson

Age, 80, of Marion, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007, at Marion General Hospital. She was born May 16, 1926, in Wayland, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Robert and Alga Martin. She had been a resident of Marion, since 1952, and was retired from Rink’s Department Store. On June 16, 1946, she married Clarence Gibson, who preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bourque; two sons: Kenneth (Beverly) Gibson and David Gibson, all of Marion; two granddaughters: Lisa Bourque of Sanford, Florida, and Heather Gibson of Marion; three grandsons: Michael and Matthew Bourque, both of Marion, and Christopher (JoAnn) Gibson of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania; two great-grandsons: Brandon Minturn of Orlando, Florida, and Austin Craycraft of Marion; four sisters: Delia (Robert) Piatt of Waldo, Edna (James) Harless of Marion, Avonelle Daliessio of Crum Lynn, Pennsylvania, and Jean Christianson of Phoeniz, Arizona; two brothers: Ed (Holly) Martin of Dema, Kentucky, and Ray (Kim) Martin of Tacoma, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Michelle Gibson; two sisters; and four brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, with Rev. Bobby Layne officiating. She will be laid to rest at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 18, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Inette Hamilton

Age, 63, of Harold, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born January 1, 1944, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Kenis and Goldie Newsome. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, in Price. She is survived by her husband, Sie B. Hamilton. Other survivors include a son, Kevin Ray Hamilton of Harold; two daughters: Rachelle Wilson of Pikeville, and Goldie Hamilton of Harold; two brothers: Harrison Newsome and Preston Newsome, both of Huntington, West Virginia; five sisters: Rosetta Coleman, Maxi Rice, Annie Smith, Victoria Akers, and Brenda King, all of Pikeville; five grandchildren: Bradley, Bethany, Blake, Kevin Jr., and Inetta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Sie Bennette Hamilton; and a daughter, Roxanna Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, at noon, at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, in Price, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Branch Cemetery, in Virgie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation, after 6 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home, and after noon on Tuesday, at the church.

Jonah (Teet) Isaacs Jr.

Age 75, of Teaberry, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007, in Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard. He was born February 8, 1932, in Teaberry, the son of the late Ruben Isaacs and Josephine Hamilton Isaacs. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea, and was retired from EKCEP as a job trainer. Survivors include two brothers: Herman Isaacs of Teaberry, and Ruben Isaacs Jr., of Mt. Sterling; three sisters: Dorene Hutchinson of Woodhaven, Michigan, Charlotte Hamilton of Teaberry, and Charlene Nelson of Banner; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were two sisters: Lorene Newsome and Jo Ann Isaacs; and two brothers: Danny and Donny Isaacs. Funeral services for Jonah (Teet) Isaacs were conducted Tuesday April 17, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Belmont Johnson, James Branham, and Elisha Branham officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Alford (Al) Lackey

Age, 77, of 5240 N. 325 E., Howe, Indiana, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Minnie (Louise) Johnson Lackey, whom he married May 15, 1953, in Melvin, Kentucky. Born in Weeksbury, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Hansford T. Lackey and Exer Branham Lackey. He was a machine operator at Ross Laboratories (a division of Abbott Laboratories) in Sturgis, Michigan, for 23 years, before retiring in 1991. Along with his wife and sons, he also operated a bait & tackle shop known as ‘Lackey & Sons Sales and Service’, located at his home in Howe, and was an authorized sales representative, repairman, and dealer, for Eagle Claw fishing equipment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and received the Korean Service Award. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 215, LaGrange, Indiana. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include five sons: Craig Lackey of Mobile, Alabama, John and (Linda) Lackey, David Lackey, and Randy and (Sherri) Lackey, all of LaGrange, Indiana, and Willard (Ray) Lackey of Goshen, Indiana; three daughters: Exer and (Roscoe) Johnson of Bevinsville, Kentucky, Monica Lackey of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Deb and (Scott) Chapman of LaGrange, Indiana; four sisters: Jeanie of West Virginia, Evelyn of Maryland, Freda of Ohio, and Jean of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Roy, Paul, and Harold; and four sisters: Hattie, Dorothy, Iva Jane, and Carol. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at the Little Flossie Church, Lisbon, Indiana, with Elder Morris Wicker and Elder Elbert Hagerman officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, in LaGrange, Indiana, under the direction of Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, Indiana. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday, April 18, beginning at 4 p.m., and will continue until the funeral service at 10 a.m., on Friday. A church service will be held Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family. On-line condolences may be sent to:  Condolences@earthlink.net  (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Donald Clark Nunnery

Age, 60, of Lexington, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Saturday night, April 14, 2007. He was the son of Lucille Nunnery and the late Byron D. Nunnery. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with post-graduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a former teacher and assistant football coach at Prestonsburg High School, and also served on the City Council, and was personnel director at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Darnell Bowen Nunnery of Lexington. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Rick Nunnery of Lexington; a daughter, Traci McMillen of Morehead; a brother, B. Dixon Nunnery of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Barbara Graves (Steve) of Lexington, Mary Castle (Mike) of Prestonsburg; and Leigh Stanley (Ron) of Lexington; nieces: Kristi Slone and Kimi Nunnery, both of Prestonsburg; and Lindsey Sutton, Cate Stanley, and Taylor Stanley, all of Lexington; nephews: B.D. Nunnery of Prestonsburg; and Michael Castle, Grant Castle, Matt Graves, David Graves, and Drew Stanley, all of Lexington; three beautiful grandchildren: Kelsey Damron, Callie McMillen, and Dakota McMillen; and eight great-nieces and nephews. Burial was Tuesday, April 17th, at Lexington Cemetery, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road.  (FCT'S  04-18-2007)

Richard D. Ball Jr.

Age, 88, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born October 22, 1918, in Prestonsburg, the son of Richard D. Sr., and Alice (Vaughn) Ball.  On January 27, 1938, he married Lorraine Messer in Prestonsburg, and she preceded him in death, April 23, 2006. He served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, as a 2nd Lieutenant, Flight Officer. He was the former owner of a Harley Davidson dealership in Prestonsburg. He was formerly employed by Dura Corporation in Ypsilanti. Richard enjoyed flying and hanging with friends at Larson’s Airport. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering with cars. Survivors include a son, Michael D. (Sharon) Ball of Ypsilanti; four grandchildren: Cynthia, Steven, Michael, and Melissa; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Printess (Christine) Ball of Prestonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Ball III; two brothers; and a sister. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel, where visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Friday. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at the Mayo Cemetery, with Ron Ball officiating. The family has entrusted local arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book at www.starkfuneral.com  (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

Rev. William D. Jaggers

Age, 75, of Louisville, a former pastor of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 6, 2007. He had served as pastor of several Baptist Churches in Kentucky. He also served the Kentucky Baptist Convention in many capacities, serving as president of the Convention in 1981-’82. He graduated from Georgetown College and Southern Seminary, and received an honorary doctorate from Cumberland College. He established and fostered the growth of countless churches. Survivors include Dody Jaggers, his wife of 52 years; his children, Sue Dulin (Tom), Dell Jaggers (Debbie), Margie Wilcoxen (Clyde), Laura Harney (Dean), and Len Jaggers (Mary Ruth); and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at Westport Baptist Church, Westport Road, Louisville, with interment in Hardin Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown, under direction of Pearson-Ratterman Funeral Home, Middletown. The family suggests that memorial gifts take the form of contributions to the University of the Cumberlands. (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

Larry Newsome Jr.

Age, 27, of Hi Hat, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born May 29, 1979, in Pike County, he was the son of Larry and Norma Hamilton Newsome of Price. He was disabled. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Hills Newsome. ther survivors include a son, Larry Joseph Newsome of Hi Hat; four daughters: Whitney Newsome, Haley Newsome, Olivia Newsome, and Selena Newsome, all of Hi Hat; a brother, Derrick Newsome; a sister, Marsha Lynn Newsome, both of Ligon; his grandmother, Olivia Hamilton of Teaberry; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Bert Hamilton, and John Milford and Vada Newsome. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newsome-Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, where nightly services were held at 6:30 p.m.  (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

Eddie Dean Rowe

Age, 58, of Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Harold, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana. Born April 10, 1948, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Hazel Bartley Rowe. He was an auto body mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Nicole Price of Harold; a brother, James Bartley of Indiana; and a grandson, Daniel McArthur Price Jr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Edward Rowe. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church, in Harold, with Roy Spears officiating. Burial was in the Hunt Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was Tuesday, at the funeral home, and Thursday, at the Church.  (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

Stephen Salisbury

Age, 47, of Novato, California, formerly of Martin, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born April 4, 1959, he was the son of Franklin D. (Sambo) Salisbury, of Martin, and the late Patricia Hewlett Salisbury. In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters: Susan Eperson of Prestons-burg, and Teresa DeLong of Martin; and a brother, Dr. Richard Salisbury of Eastern. He also leaves three nieces: Jennie Eperson, Maggie Salisbury, and Rachel DeLong; and three nephews: Jonathan Eperson, Morgan Salisbury, and Ben Salisbury, as well as many extended family members and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 14. A memorial service will follow at 2:00. Graveside services will be in the Martin Cemetery.   (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

Hubert Gene Allen

Age, 66, of David, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at his residence. Born March 18, 1941, in Pyramid, he was the son of the late Clyde B. and Ada Bradley Allen. He was a retired control operator for a steel mill; a U.S. Army veteran; and a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Kim Goyette Allen. Other survivors include two sons: Eric D. Allen and Shawn P. Allen (Trinity), both of Pyramid, and Stephen G. Allen of West Prestonsburg; two daughters: Raven R. Alaniz (Adam) of Pyramid, and Nicole M. Hughes (Steve) of West Prestonsburg; four brothers: Rudolph D. Allen of Coppers Cove, Texas, Carl E. Allen (Carolyn) of Nicholasville, and Teddy D. Allen (Fayla), and Clyde B. Allen Jr., (Lacinda), both of Pyramid; three sisters: Rhodella Hughes of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Francis Kay Gray (Jim) of Allen, and Yvonne Vargo (Steven) of Fontaine Hills, Arizona; and 10 grandchildren: Jessica, Haley, Cheyenne, Dakota, Ashley, Matthew, Lyllynn, Alexandria, Steve Jr., and Isaiah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby D. Allen, and a sister, Shirley Jean Allen.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with David Garrett officiating. Military services were conducted by D.A.V. Garrett Chapter 128. Burial was in the Guylas Allen Family Cemetery, at Pyramid, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Edward Caudill

Age, 82, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 10, 1924, in Edinborn, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Johnie and Maxie Lawson Caudill. He was a retired coal miner of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899; a former Floyd County Magistrate for more than 30 years; a U.S. Army World War II veteran; a life member of Auxier D.A.V. Chapter 18; and a member and Deacon of the Left Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Garth. He is survived by his wife, Betty McCloud Caudill. Other survivors include two sons: Johnny Mack Caudill (Leslie) of Drift, and Eddie Cruse Caudill (Shirley) of Hi Hat; a daughter, Kathi Jo Robinson (Gene) of Weston, Florida; three brothers: Jackie Caudill of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Bennie Caudill and Jimmy Caudill, both of Caldonia, Mississippi; four sisters: Dixie Mullins of Columbia City, Indiana, Dorothy Hand of Eden, North Carolina, Mary Hamilton of London, and Maudie Mae Osborne of Hi Hat; six grandchildren: Haley Frasure, Jonathan Kain Caudill, Eddie Cruse Caudill Jr., Justin Kyle Caudill, Taylor Robinson, and Kaitlin Robinson; and six great-grandchildren: Jaci Frasure, Storm Douglas Roop, Emily Caudill, Griffen Caudill, Blaise Frasure, and Haley Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry David Caudill; and four brothers: Johnny Caudill Jr., Robert Andrew Caudill, Audrey Caudill, and Ralph Caudill. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the Left Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Garth, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Military services will be conducted by Garrett Chapter 128, D.A.V. Burial will be in the Lawson-Caudill Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. Active pallbearers: Kyle Caudill, Kain Caudill, Eddie Cruse Caudill Jr., Randy Frasure, Brent Osborne, and Jesse Osborne. Honorary pallbearers are his loving nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Left Beaver Regular Baptist Church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Millis Hamilton

Age, 66, of Beaver, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare emergency room. Born January 14, 1941, in Teaberry, he was he son of the late Effort and Lacy Hamilton. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Verdie Mae Hamilton. Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Sherrie Gwen and Joseph Tackett of Grethel, and Lisa Ann and Glen Lawson of Beaver; two brothers: David Hamilton of Craynor, and Henry Hamilton of Teaberry; two sisters: Bernice Reynolds of Ligon, and Barbara Mullins of Romulus, Michigan; and three grandchildren: Nichole, Destiny, and Kolby Millis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Rufus Hamilton and Earl Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Family Cemetery, in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Irene Cast Hayes

Age, 90, of Lakeside Park, Kentucky, formerly of Hueysville, and widow of Rondal E. Hayes, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgewood. Born October 26, 1916, near Bainbridge, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Clifford and Lena Strader Cast. She lived in Hueysville, until July 2002, where she was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ.
 rene grew up in Wilmington, Ohio, graduating as an honor student of Wilmington High School in 1934. She met Rondal while he was attending Wilmington College, and married him in 1937. In 1941, they moved to Hueysville, along with their first daughter, and there, three more daughters were born. She became Postmaster at Hueysville in 1951, and retired in 1981. In 1965, she wrote and published the highly popular cookbook, “What’s Cooking in Kentucky” to re-roof the Hueysville Church of Christ, and buy a church bus. Two years later the church leaders asked her to resume control of the cookbook, but she continued to give much of the profits to the church. When the original two-and-a-half-story church, which was uninsured, burned in 1981, she wrote hundreds of letters, and made many phone calls, soliciting donations to help rebuild the church. Later projects included raising money to buy the carillon chimes and stained glass windows for the church. In 1984 she published her second cookbook, “What’s Cooking for the Holidays.” Irene’s lifelong service to others included supplying food, shelter, clothing, shoes, Christmas toys, medicine, and transportation for medical care. She was always an advocate for better education and the protection of children, at times, personally intervening on their behalf. She spent many hours helping distribute flood-relief items for the Red Cross, and petitioning officials about repairing roadways and bridges, or clearing waterways to prevent flooding. She wrote numerous letters to congressmen, such as Carl Perkins, on behalf of those who needed aid. Her later years were spent encouraging people to come to church. She is survived by four daughters: Carol (Mrs. Lanny) Hiller of Taylor Mill, Kentucky; Sharon (Mrs. James) Claypool of Park Hills, Kentucky; Karen (Mrs. Phil) Handshoe of Winchester, Kentucky; and Ronda Stachia (Mrs. Marvin) Knorr of Lakeside Park, Kentucky; a sister, Rosa Lee Miller of Englewood, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hueysville Church of Christ, with Bro. Chester A. Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the Hueysville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 126, Hueysville, KY 41640.  (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Oscar Horne

Age 80, of Lackey, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born June 2, 1926, in Lackey, the son of the late Isadore Horne and Alice Saunders Horne. He was a former employee of Isadore Horne and Sons. Survivors include two brothers, Woodrow Horne of Lackey, and Franklin Horne of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters: Linda Hill of Franklin, Ohio, and Mazine Taub of Mitchellville, Maryland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Willard Horne and Kamon Horne; and two sisters, Mildred Horne and Jennie Baker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with friends and family officiating. Burial was in the Lackey Cemetery, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Nathanial Stephen “Opie” Meade

Age 28, of Dwale, passed away Monday, April 9, 2007, at his residence. He was born January 3, 1979, in Prestonsburg, the son of Marvin “Skip” Meade and Nancy Lou Stephens Meade. He was a caregiver. Survivors include his parents; his paternal grandmother, Naomi Ruth Meade of Medina, Ohio; and his maternal grandfather, Rubin A. Stephens of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Eugene Meade; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Stephens. Funeral services for Nathanial Meade will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at 1;00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Ken Lemaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Akers Cemetery, in Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kentucky Children’s Hospital Office of Development, 343 Waller Avenue, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40504. (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Deborah Kay Stephens

Age, 51 years old, of Allen, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at her residence. Born September 12, 1955, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Sally Ellen Hicks Manns. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Daniels Creek Fellowship Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Jesse Stephens Jr. Other survivors include her daughters: Lisa Kay Stephens Howard (husband, Stanley), Kimberly Dawn Stephens Hamilton (husband Jeff), and Kayla Nicole Stephens, all of Allen; a son-in-law, Jack York; her sisters: Deanna Reynolds of Allen, and Verna Johnson of Frenchburg; her grandchildren: Whitney Renee Hamilton and Christian Zachary Hamilton; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, whom she loved: James and Rosemary Stephens of Hazel Green, Patricia and Richard Rickman, Wanda and Paul Justice, and Tina and Ollie Goble, all of Allen, Sophia Bentley of Emma, and Gladys McKinney of Prestonsburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Lynn Stephens York; four brothers: James, Mtchell, Kenneth, and Tom Manns Jr.; and two sisters: Ethel Manns and Edna Blackburn. Funeral services were held Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Henry Lewis and Tom Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Christina’s Memorial Gardens, in Allen, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-11-2007)

Mertie Stumbo

Age, 73, of Hi Hat, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at her residence. Born October 12, 1933, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Nannie Blankenship Moore. She was a disabled nurse, and a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Old Regular Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Cecil Stumbo. Other survivors include her sons: Mike Stumbo (wife, Karen) of Prestonsburg; Randy Stumbo (wife, Lynn) of Cynthiana; Ricky Stumbo (wife, Rhonda) of Price; and Mark Stumbo (wife, Earlene) of Crittenden; a daughter, Paula Lewis (husband, Jim) of Maysville, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Sue Stumbo of Hi Hat; two brothers: Hershel Moore of Bucking-ham, and Ray Moore of Price; two sisters: Hanna Lee Hamilton of Paintsville, and Ecie Moore of Hi Hat; and 15 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Rondal (Dicky) Stumbo; seven brothers: Everett Silas Moore, Abel Moore, John Moore, Wootsy Moore, Junior Moore, Ezra Moore, and Roe Donald Moore; and a sister, Catherine Moore. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 4, at Pilgrim’s Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, in Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in the Little Cemetery, in Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S  04-06-2007)

Charles S. Allen

Age 86 of Printer, husband of Alpha Layton Allen, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  He was born January 30, 1921, in Printer, the son of the late Charles S. Allen Sr., and Lucy Crisp Allen. He was a member of of the Old Time Baptist Church, in Printer, the United Mine Worker Association, a Kentucky Colonel, and worked in construction, building tipples. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Alpha, include three daughters: Mickie Allen Meade, and her hsuband, Denver of Printer; Lucy Allen of Tampa, Florida; and and Margie, her husband, Gregory Thomerson of Lexington; five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Wilson Allen, Frank Allen, Raymond Allen, Felix Allen, and Leonard Allen; and five sisters, Pauline Allen Bates, Julie Brown Hall, Louise McGlothin, Bonnie Holt, and Lula Salisbury. Funeral services for Charles S. Allen were conducted Monday, April 2, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Denver Meade and Josh Meade officiating.  Burial was in the SEP Allen Cemetery, in Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Aaron Spark-man, Keith Meade, Freddy Collins, Tim Meade, Zack Stanley, and Jordan Meade. (FCT'S  04-04-2007)

Carlos “Pennyrile” Wayne Artrip

Age 83, of Martin, husband of Virginia Lee Davidson Artrip, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his residence. He was born August 31, 1923, in Louisa, the son of the late John Kenneth Artrip and Virgie Ellen Cyrus Artrip. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Garth Chapel, and the UMWA. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Gary Lee (Bobbie) Artrip of Martin; three daughters: Jerry Ann (Elzie) Campbell of Prestonsburg, Sharon Marie (Doug) Jones of Martin, and Sheila Don Wright of Prestonsburg; a brother, Lawrence Artrip of Drift; a sister, Mary Yates of Albion, Michigan; five grandchildren: Maria, Tammy, Jimmy Wayne Artrip, Jimmy Wayne Campbell, and Christopher Shawn; and five great-grandchildren, Kristen, Raye Lynn, Joshua, Kayli, and Adam. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a stepson, James Davidson; four sisters: Goldie Sumpter, Thirsie Hobbs, Lassie Tackett, and Zada Shannon; and two brothers, James Artrip and Arnold Artrip. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 1, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Chris Caudill, Jimmy Campbell, Jimmy Artrip, Shawn Wright, Jarred Arnett, David Hopson, and Jeremy Hall. Honorary: Doug Jones, Elzie Campbell, Ronnie Davidson, Howard Davidson, Grover Dean Davidson, Delmer Hall, Tommy Hall, Ken Hall, Donnie Hall, Carl Douglas Hall, Tommy Howell, Stevie Stephens, and Dale Hall. (FCT'S  04-04-2007)

James Edward Donta

Age 48, of Allen, husband of Mattie Sue Kennedy Donta, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was born December 13, 1958, in Pikeville, the son of Kenneth Donta and Mary Lousie Gilliam Donta of Greenup. He was a conductor for CSX Railroad, a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, in Martin, a member of the UTU Union, and believed in the Methodist faith. Survivors in addition to his wife and parents, include two sons: Zachariah James Donta of Salyersville, and Jared Wayne Branham of Virgie; a daughter, Jamila Loralee Donta of Allen; and a brother, Kenneth Donta Jr., of Winchester. Funeral services for James Edward Donta were conducted Tuesday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Randy Osborne and Phillip Bartley officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Greg Goble, Steve Salmons, Jared Branham, Will Donta, Josh Donta, Ken Donta, Zach Donta, Keith Harris, Jimmy Parsons and Jason Bevins. (FCT'S  04-04-2007)

Eugene Hall

Age 65 , of Morrow, Georgia, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the Health Field Hospice in Riverdale, Georgia. Born January 22, 1942, in Galveston, he was the son of the late Edward and Verniece Martin Hall. He was a truck driver, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include two daughters: Katrina Davis of Banner, and Billie Jean Chain of Coker, Alabama; a brother, Clyde Hall of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Eva Coleman of Winchester; four grandchildren: Benjamin Davis, Emily Davis, Matthew Chain, and William Chain. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner officiating. Burial was in the Bruce and Rosie Hall Cemetery in Galveston, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-04-2007)

Debra Lampkin

Age, 35, of 774 Buntung Lane, Warsaw, Indiana, died Thursday, March 29, 2007,at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born July 18, 1971, in Warsaw, Indiana, she was the daughter of Martin Shepherd and Judy (Meadows) Seiffert. She lived in the Warsaw area most of her life. She was a veterinarian assistant at Syracuse Animal Hospital, and she also worked as a mechanic at Jim Baileys Harley Davidson in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved her dog “Snowy.” She also loved Harleys and her music. Survivors include her mother, Judy (Eric) Seiffert of Warsaw; a son, Justin Lampkin of Warsaw; a half-brother, Jonathan Shepherd of Salyersville; a step-sister, Erica Seiffert of Bloomington, Indiana; and a step-brother, Kurt Seiffert of Bloomington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by a brother and her grandparents. Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, at 10 a.m., at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Pastor Dave Cripe and Pastor Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to  mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com   (FCT'S  04-04-2007)

John P. Wells

Of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, following an extended illness. He was born on Johns Creek, Floyd County, on September 2, 1918. He is survived by his wife, Donna Wells, and his son, John Paul Wells Jr., both of Prestonsburg; his sister Woodsie Ellen Akers of Lexington; his brother, Melvin Wells Jr., of Prestonsburg; and many nieces and nephews, scattered across the nation. He was the son of the late Bulah and Melvin Wells of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Zena and Jettie; brothers Eugene and Ferman Wells; and twin sons, Ronnie and Roy Wells. John P. was well-liked and respected by all of those who knew him. He helped many people who were in need during his lifetime. He will be sorely missed by all of those who knew and loved him. He was a very devoted and loving husband and father. John P. was a well-known businessman, having operated John P. Wells Garage for more than 60 years in Prestonsburg, He was a very talented mechanic and engine builder for race cars, in his earlier years, and raced cars at the Old Allen Dirt Track, and raced motorcycles in the 1950’s. He started out as a mechanic for the former Sparks Brothers Bus Company of Prestonsburg. During the 1957 NASCAR racing season, he was the lead mechanic, and engine builder for the Ranier Racing Team of Prestonsburg. He owned numerous airplanes, and was a licensed pilot for many years. He was a certified airplane mechanic, and worked on the airplanes owned by his many friends. He was a member of the Kentucky Civil Air Patrol, and received the “Commanders Commendation Award,” for outstanding performance in 1984. He was a member of the Prestonsburg-Paintsville airport, and was the former manager of the now-closed Prestonsburg Branham Village Airport. He was one of the oldest pilots in the Prestonsburg area. John P. found time during this busy life to serve the Lord, and was a Deacon at the Faith Freewill Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. He was a 52-year Mason and member of Zebulon Lodge 273 of Prestonsburg; a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Lexington, a Shriner and member of Oleika Shrine of Lexington. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1974. The survivors wish to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to John, Patsy, Mary, Dianne, Mayor Jerry Fannin, Dave and Sue, as well as the 3rd floor nursing staff of the Prestonsburg Highlands Hospital, for their relentless support during John P’s illness. Viewing was Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and 3, at Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Masonic services being conducted Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 4, at 2 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be the Floyd-Johnson Counties Pilots Association. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Prestonsburg.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable contributions in his memory to the Oleika Shrine Childrens Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.  (FCT'S  04-04-2007)