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As reported in the Floyd Co. Times Dated:

August 1, 1999

Devon Morgan

Age 1-day-old, of Cromwell, Indiana, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born July 21, 1999, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Earl Suver of Syracuse, Indiana, and Teresa Morgan of Cromwell, Indiana. Other survivors include his maternal grandparents, Lee and Gracie Morgan of Cromwell, Indiana; great-maternal grandparent, Fannie Mullins of Dema; paternal grandparents, Dale and Debbie Suver of Syracuse, Indiana; great paternal grandparent, Orville Suver of Indiana. Graveside services were con- ducted Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at the Dal Short Cemetery at Topmost, with Ronnie Parsons officiating. 

Minnie Meade LaBresh

 Age 54, of Gwinn, Michigan, formerly of Dema, died Friday, July 30, at her residence. She was born June 28, 1945, in Dema, the daughter of the late Muncie Meade and Lizzie Jones Meade. She had lived in Michigan for the past 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Joseph LaBmsh; three daughters, Tammy Jackson of San Antonio, Texas, Levon Shook of Rochester, Michigan, Renee Kayser of Gwinn, Michigan; two stepdaughters, Tammy LaBresh Roy of Hudson, Florida, Renee LaBresh of Gmenbay, Wisconsin; one stepson, Randy LaBresh Hammond, Indiana; five brothers, Muncie Meade of Dema, Earl Eugene Meade of Waterloo, Michigan, Ned Meade of Bevinsville, Randy Meade of St. Petersburg, Florida, Eddie Meade of Coranna, Indiana; ten sisters, Barbara Nolan of Buffalo, New York, Zetta Kitch of Crittenden, Mary Waukechon of Raven, Louise King of Kite, Ogie Slone of Ligon, Dottie Meade, Sonja Holbrook, Janet Meade, Melodie Spink, all of Dema, Debra Slone of Raven; and four grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Tuesday, August 3, at I1 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Clergyman George Kestel officiating. Burial will be in the Meade family cemetery at Dema

Della Hatfield Goble

Age 75, of Auxier, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born October 3, 1923 at Auxier, the daughter of the late Garland 'and Maggie Powers Hatfield. Her husband, Vernon Goble, preceded her in death. She is survived by five sons, Frankie Goble, Larry Goble, Timmy Goble, Danny Goble, all of Prestonsburg, and Bobby Goble of Meally; five daughters, Sheila Greer, Rita Reffett, Linda Wells, all of Auxier, Donna Childers of Meally and Connie Meek of Hager Hill; three brothers, Bob Hatfield, Raymond Hatfield, Delbert Hatfield, all of Jackson, Ohio; five sisters, Glada Maloney, Wanda Hafer, Gladys Fannin and Ella Grover, all of Jackson, Ohio, and Annetta Hatfield; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 26, at I p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Goble Cemetery at Jockey Hollow in Auxier

Darcus Holbrook

Age 87, of David, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born June 30, 1912, at Pyramid, the daughter of the late Jim and Sally Hughes Marsillett. Her husband, Hanson Holbrook, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Randall Scott Holbrook, and one daughter, Gladis Holbrook, both of David; one sister, Katie Spiegle of Claypool, Indiana; and three grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, July 31, at 1 p.m. in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery at Blue River.

August 4, 1999

Elder Willie Lee Conn

 Age 92, of Dana, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his residence after a long illness. He was born September 17, 1906, at Dana, the son of the late Isaac and Geneva Boyd Conn. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the New Life Church of United Baptists. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Jarrell Conn. He is survived by one son, Junior L. Conn of Banner; three daughters, Pauline Akers and Gennivene Kidd, both of Dana, and Allene Gilbert of Newark, Delaware; one brother, Johnnie B. Conn of Dana; four sisters, Mona Boyd of Dana, Bessie Samons and Virginia Ratliff, both of Banner, and Eulavene Ratliff of Vinton, Ohio, 15 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 1, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Elder Jason Lowery and others officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Maggie Wallen

Age 84, of Bypro, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Baptist Regional Hospital in Corbin. She was the daughter of the late Lafe Little and Mary Johnson Little. Her husband, Sam Wallen, pre- ceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Don Wallen of Stuart, Florida; three daughters, Clara Wallen Roy of Satellite Beach, Florida, Shirley Wallen Jones of Corbin, and Ruth Wallen Russell of West Van Lear; one brother, Mikey Little of Wheelwright, and two sisters, Julie Little and Dovie Little, both of Bypro; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, August 5, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Ellis Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Gardens at Pikeville

James Archer Goble

Age 55, of Allen, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born January 30, 1944, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late William Estill "Ess" Goble and Annie Hunt Goble. He was a former employee of American Van Lines and Horizon Moving in Arizona. Survivors include one step- daughter, Susan Marie Keys of Mesa, Arizona; two sons, James Goble and Christopher Goble, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three brothers, Dennis Goble and Curtis Goble both of Prestonsburg, and Hubert Goble of Banner; four sisters, Patty Sue Lewis and Joyce Goble, both of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, Darlene Endicott of Endicott, and Bertha Collins of Allen; three grandchildren and five step-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 2, at 11 am., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Willie Duff, Wayne Stevens and James Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Willie Goble Cemetery, Cow Creek

Billie Hall

Age 68, of Silver Lake, Indiana, died July 30, 1999, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born July 20, 1931, in Prestonsburg, the son of William and Pearlie Prater Hall. He was employed at Celotex Corp., in Largo, Indiana, and was a member of the Free United Baptist Church in Packerton, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Adgie Shepherd Hall. Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Sue Green of North Manchester, Indiana, Linda Sopher of Wabash, Indiana; one son, Bradley William Hall of Wabash, Indiana; one step-son, John Hughes of Warsaw, Indiana; one step- daughter, Angie Uitts of Peru, Indiana; four brothers, Floyd Hall of Claypool, Indiana, Frank Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, Ted Hall of Claypool, Indiana, Tony Hall of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Martha Ancil of Silver Lake, Indiana, Mary Kindrick of Warsaw, Indiana, Naoma Wagner of Sidney, Indiana; four grandchildren, two great- grandchildren and five step-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 3, 11 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home in Warsaw, Indiana, with Rev. Thomas Ray Munday officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, Indiana, 

Esta Newman Todd

Age 72, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Kenwood House. Born November 7, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys Newman. She moved to Richmond to attend college. She was active in church and community activities. She served as chairman of the Christian Women's Fellowship at the First Christian Church, where she also taught Sunday school and was a member of Circle 8. She was a founding board member of Open Concern. She had been a member of the Madison County Homemakers, the Richmond Garden Club and the Bluegrass Women's Dental Auxiliary, and had served as a Girl Scout leader. She was a graduate of McDowell High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Stanley E. Todd Sr. Other survivors include her son, Stanley E. Todd Jr. of Richmond; her daughter, Rebecca Todd York of Vienna, Virginia; two grandchildren and a step-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 2, at 11 a.m., at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Stauffer and the Rev. Donald Scott officiating. 

Jimmy H. Yates

Age  41, of Pikeville, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born March 10, 1958, in Paintsville, to Meda Jo (Joseph) Yates and the late Harold Yates. He was an EMT-B with the P&B Ambulance Company of Prestonsburg, and attended the Victory Baptist Church. in Pikeville. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Connie Hall Yates. Other survivors include three daughters, Chastity Nicole Yates, Candace Marie Yates and Tara Lynn Yates all of Pikeville; two brothers, Gary Yates and Ricky Corbin Yates, both of Prestonsburg; and one sister, Edith Yates McKinney of Harold. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 4, at 11 a.m. in the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, with the Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

Kelly Watson

Age 54, of Mallie, died July 25, 1999, at the Kentucky River Medical Center. at Jackson. He was born in Knott County, on October 19, 1944, the son of Dingus Watson and Dulsina Slone Watson. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Watson; one son, Wade Watson of New Market, Maryland; two daughters, Melinda Sue Watson of Martin, and Beverly Halbert of Langley; two stepsons, Harland Day of Old Buck, and Walter Manns of Irvine; three brothers, Henry Watson of Winchester, Taylor Watson and Paul Watson, both of Mallie; three sisters, Nannie Taylor, Nellie Rose Slone and Minnie Sue Ritchie, all of Mallie; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 28, 2 p.m., at the Reynolds Fork Old Regular Baptist Church at Mallie, with Walter Turner, Lonnie Sexton, Bordes Slone and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Mallie

August 6, 1999

Audrey Irene Salisbury

Age 75, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born October 30, 1923, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Henry Skeans and Rosa Conley Skeans. She was a former salesperson. Her husband, Earl Salisbury, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Colan "Bud" Salisbury of Oil Springs; one daughter, Olivia Langston of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida; two sisters, Ruby Howell of McDowell, and Saundra Moore of Minnie; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park, 

Maggie Wallen

Age 84, of Bypro, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Baptist Regional Hospital in Corbin. Born July 1, 1915, at Bypro, she was the daughter of the late Lafe Little and Mary Johnson Little. Her husband, Sam Wallen, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Don Wallen of Stuart, Florida; three daughters, Clara Wallen Roy of Satellite Beach, Florida, Shirley Wallen Jones of Corbin, and Ruth Wallen Russell of West Van Lear; one brother, Mikey Little of Wheelwright; and two sisters, Julie Little and Doyle Hall, both of Bypro; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 5, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ellis Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Gardens at Pikeville

Berniece Amburgey

 Berniece Amburgey, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at her residence. She was born August 8, 1924, in Weeksbury, the daughter of the late Scott Compton and Mattie Hall Compton. She was a member of the Rock Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Garrett. Her husband, Elder Brodey Amburgey, preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Marvin Compton of Tallahassee, Florida; her sister, Virginia Compton Nicholson of Albion, Michigan. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 6, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Wendell Crager officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Leno Isaacs

Age 59, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at UK Medical Center in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on May 2, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Okey and Edith Reynolds Isaacs. He was a disabled track driver, and a member of the Joe Reynolds Old Regular Baptist Church at Beaver. Survivors include his wife, Billie Hamilton Isaacs; one daughter, Jill Johnson of Teaberry; one brother, Leon Isaacs of Cowpens, South Carolina; three sisters, Rita Hall, Palestine Riley and Norma Martin, all of Cowpens, South Carolina; and one grandson. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 6, at 11 a.m., at the Joe Reynolds Old Regular Baptist Church, Beaver, with minters of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery in Beaver

August 8, 1999

Clifford "Cliff" Dexter Daniels

Age 14, of Beaver, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, from a sudden illness. He was born March 13, 1985, in Pikeville, the son of Cliff Daniels and Deedra Hamilton Daniels of Beaver. He was a graduate of John M. Stumbo Elementary, a freshman at Betsy Layne High School, and an instructor at the Daniels School of Martial Arts. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Kaylah Dee Daniels of Beaver; one half-sister, Christene Suzanne Daniels; one half-brother, Cory Allen Daniels, both of Port Washington, Wisconsin; his paternal grandparents, Clifford and Billie Daniels of Pikeville; his maternal grandparents, Dexter and Ruth Hamilton of Beaver, and his maternal great- grandmother, Levey Daniels of Pikeville. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Vance Family Cemetery at Beaver

John Buckley Robinson

Age 42, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born September 12, 1956, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary Alka Buckley Robinson. He was a disabled welder. Survivors include two daughters, Tiffany Marie Robinson and Kesha Lynn Robinson, both of Prestonsburg; four brothers. Robert James Barnett and Billy Robinson, both of Prestonsburg, Earl Gene Robinson of Ashland and Russell Kirk Robinson of Muldrow, Oklahoma; four sisters, Doris Ann Allen of Eastern, Rita Gay Wright and Ella Rose Wallen, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Shirley Irene Kaminski of Clayton, California; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, August 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Steven Wallen officiating. Burial will be in the Keel Cemetery on Spurlock, Prestonsburg

August 11, 1999

Farris Nelson

Age 70, of Westland, Michigan, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan, following an extended illness. Born on January 17, 1929, in Water Gap, he was the son of the late Milton and Laura McGuire Nelson. He was a pipe fitter for Ford Motor Company for more than 33 years; a member of Masonic Lodge No. 112 F&AM; and was a certified Master Gardner. He was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bertha Raymond Nelson. Other survivors include two sons, Robert Nelson of Westland, Michigan, and John Nelson, of White Lake, Michigan; four daughters, Deborah Lowe of Lavonia, Michigan, Linda Fischer of Wayne, Michigan, Wendy Lesnick of Dearborn, Michigan, Patricia Mitchell of Canton, Michigan; one brother, Denver Ray Nelson of Romulus, Michigan; two sisters, Henryetta Jones of Indiana, and Delanor Havens of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 23, at the Community Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of the Uht Funeral Home, Westland. Michigan. 

William G. Powers

Age 74, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, died Sunday, August 8, 1999, at his home. He was born on Johns Creek, and moved to Fernandina Beach from Huntington, Indiana.: He retired in 1980 as a heavy equipment operator for the public utility department of the City of Huntington, Indiana. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, receiving the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della G. Powers. He is survived by three sons, Glen G. Powers of Yulee, Florida, Rev. Dan Powers of Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Paul D. Powers of Woodbine, Georgia; one daughter, Carol Shape of Fernandina Beach; two brothers, Palmer Powers of Auxier, and Porter Powers of Brock Haven, Mississippi; five sisters, Nellie Charles of Prestonsburg, Shirley Banks of Mishawaka, Indiana, Helen Clark of Akron, Ohio, Donna Rorrer of Prestonsburg, and Ruth Phelps of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 11, 11 a.m., at Bible Baptist Church, with Rev. Ralph Flowers officiating. Interment will be in the Bosque-Bello Cemetery at Fernandina Beach, with military honors conducted by the Honors Team from Fort Stewart, Georgia. 

Cassie Martin

Age 94, of Minnie, died August 9, 1999, at the Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. She was born December 21, 1904, in Minnie, the daughter of the late Noah Martin and Josie Martin Martin. She was a secretary; formerly employed by the U.S. Government, Office of Emergency Preparedness for 32 years, and a member of the Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. [ Survivors include one brother, lames Martin of Drift; two sisters, [Edith Hopkins and Stella Hamilton, both of Minnie; and two nieces. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the K.F. Martin Cemetery, Minnie

Ada Fultz Mosley

Age 83, of Wayland, died Monday, August 8, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 24, 1916, in Morehead, the daughter of the late Saul Puckett and Margaret Johnson Puckett. She was senior pastor at the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland. She is survived by her husband, Clabe Mosley. Other survivors include five sons: James Fultz of Gessimer, Louisiana, Bill Fultz of Linden, Alabama, Bobby Fultz and Leroy Fultz, both of Demopolis, Alabama, Jerry Fultz of Wayland; one daughter, Darlene Fultz Wiggins of Linden, Alabama; three step-sons, James S. Mosley of Wayland, Donnie Mosley of Bucyrus, Ohio, Ronnie Mosley of Martin; one brother, Allen Puckett of Greenwich, Ohio; three sisters, Della Horton of Anderson, Indiana, Hazel May of Prestonsburg, Gladys Adkins of Anderson, Indiana, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, August 12, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, with the clergyman Eugene Haney and Harvey Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Fultz Cemetery, Christy Creek

Wilburn Parson Jr. 

Age 53, of New London, Ohio, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at the Firelands Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born January 9, 1946, in Pekin, Indiana, the son of Alta Parsons of New London, Ohio, and the late Wilburn Parsons. He worked for R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company in Willard for 32 years, and was a member of the N.R.A. He is survived by his wife, Judy Elliott Parsons. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Wilburn Parsons III, of New London, Ohio, Jonathan Parsons of Seattle, Washington; and five sisters, Juanita Akers of Grethel, Wanda Stewart, Ezella Hale, and Virginia Fay Carroll, all of New London, Ohio, Regina Kidd of Bryan, Ohio. and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 11, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Parsons Cemetery, Honaker

Goldie Irene Bryant Perkins

Age 64, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at the McDowell ARH, McDowell. She was born April 4, 1935, at Price, the daughter of the late King Pharaoh "Buddy" and Viola Bryant. She was a member of the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Daniel Perkins; one daughter, Barbara Perkins; four brothers, Bert T. Bryant, Willie Bryant, Tavie Johnson, and Frank Bryant; and three sisters, Gertrude Bryant, Betty Slone, and Arinda Collins. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 11, at noon, at the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church of Beaver, with Larry Tackett and others officiating. Interment will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

August 13, 1999

Charlie Allen

Age 86, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at the residence of David and Brenda Case, following an extend- ed illness. Born on October 4, 1912, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Josh and Cynthia Meade Allen. He was a retired coal miner, member of the Clear Creek United Baptist Church of Hi Hat, and a veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Meade Allen. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Case and Glenda Hopkins, both of Hi Hat; one brother, Curtis Allen of Weeksbury; two sisters, Emogene Allen of Weeksbury, Myrtle Adkins of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, August 14, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at lvel

Darrell Lafferty

Age 75, of Gibsonton, Florida, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at his residence. He was born January 15, 1924 at Thomas, the son of the late Morgan and Mary L. (Blackburn) Lafferty. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War Il and a self-employed tree trimmer. He is survived by seven of his children. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, Clyde Lafferty, Glen Lafferty and Ernest Lafferty, all of Prestonsburg; and three sisters, Peggy Newman of Endicott, Ina Marie Brewer of Gibsonton, Florida and Lucille James of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 12, at 11 a.m., at the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Endicott

Martha Elizabeth Laven May 

Age 97, of Allen, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 2, 1902, in Dwale, the daughter of the late George Laven and Minta Banks Laven. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church at Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. May. Survivors include one son, David May of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Sallye Branham and Helen Louise Burke, both of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at the Christ United Methodist Church, Allen, with the clergymen Ken Lemaster and Ernie Carmicle officiating. Burial will be in the May Cemetery at Allen

Denzil Tackett

Age 74, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Monday, July 5, 1999. He retired from Frigidaire Division-GM Corporation after 30 years of service, was a member of I.U.E. Local 801, membership shopchairman and a member of the I.U.E. National . Negotiating Committee of the G.M. Conference Board. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jackson Tackett; one son, Garrol Tackett, of Miamisburg, Ohio; two brothers, Delmon Tackett of Phoenix, Arizona, Glen Tackett of Miami Twp.; and one sister, Jean Sharp of Miamisburg, Ohio and two granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m., at the Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, with Pastor Ed Doolin officiating. Interment was in Miami Valley Memory Gardens

August 15, 1999

Arnold Ray Music

Age 58, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on July 28, 1941, in Floyd County, he was the son of Nora Meade Music of Prestonsburg and the !ate George Music. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Edna Hale Music; one son, Kenneth Ray Music of Prestonsburg; one brother, Gordon Music of Ashland; one- half brother, Bob Music of West Virginia; one sister, Bonnie Sue Music of Prestonsburg; two grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Buddy Jones, Ed Taylor and others officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg

August 18, 1999

Hillard Brown

Age 84, of St. Mary's, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at the Valley Nursing Home at St, Mary's, Ohio. He was born in Knott County, on November 15, 1914, the son of the late Henry and Margaret Bradley Brown. He is survived by five brothers, Sherman Brown of Mt. Sterling, Liberty Brown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Joe and Jack Brown of Mousie, and James Brown of St. Mary's, Ohio; three sisters, Minerva Cox of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Eda LeMaster of Wayland, and Dorothy Hicks of Mousie. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 13, at the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church at Garrett, with Raymond Lawson and others officiating. Burial was in the Porter Camp Cemetery at Porter

Hazel McCoy Shuler

Age 91, of Grayson, formerly of Floyd and Rehabilitation Center in Orayson. She was born October 24, 1907, at Thomas, the daughter of the late Harlow and Mousie Ann Fraley McCoy. She was retired from the Glenn L. Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the Middle River Baptist Church of Baltimore. Survivors include one son, Henry P. Shuler of Oxford, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Berneda R. O'Shea of Baltimore, Maryland; and fourteen grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Monday, August 16, at the McCoy Cemetery at Prestonsburg

Donald G. Roberts

Age 60, of Lackey, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at the McDowell Hospital. He was born in New Castle, on May 9, 1939, the son of George Roberts and Rosa Reeves Roberts. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 16, at the Hindman Funeral Services, with Troy Poff officiating. Burial was in the Carlos Jacobs Cemetery at Pippa Passes

Claude Stamper Sr.

Age 76, of Pikeville, died August 14, 1999, at his residence, of an extended illness. He was born in Perry County, February 18, 1923, the son of the late Ruthena Ritchie Stamper and James C. Stamper. He was a carpenter, a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, and a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Evelene C. Stamper. Other survivors include three sons, Claude Edward Stamper, Jerry Lee Stamper, and Danny Ray Stamper, all of Pikeville; one daughter, Anna Smith, of Pikeville; one brother, Jack Ramey Stamper of Louisville; four sisters, Marie Campbell of Goshin, Ohio, Exilee Hall of Prestonsburg, Jessie Gibson of Morehead, and Martha Combs of Richmond, Ohio; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 16, 1 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, with Levi Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Stamper Cemetery in Pikeville

Mary Coleman Hale

Age 75, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, died Saturday, August 14, 1999, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ada Coleman. She is survived by her husband, Gene B. Hale Sr. Other survivors include one son, Gene B. Hale Jr. of New Jersey; daughters, Susan H. McKibbin of Virginia, Manette H. Friske of Dublin, Ohio, and Janice H. Allen of New Jersey; sisters, Phyllis Sparrow of Maryland and Eloise Kellerman of Florida; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted Monday, August 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Pikeville, under the direction of the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

Sylvia Bradley

Age 75, of Lima, Ohio, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1923, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Samuel and Connie Griffith Lafferty. She was an 50-year member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Clifford C. Bradley. Other survivors include one son. Roger Moore, of Lima, Ohio; one daughter, Lisa Upshaw, of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Anvie Coburn, of Lima, Ohio, and Dorlis Slone of Spencerviile, Ohio; seven grand- children and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 16, 11 a.m., at Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel, with Rev. Dave Trusty and Rev. Lesle Wireman officiating. Burial was in the Bluelick Cemetery, under the direction of the Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.

Everett "Big Everett" Robinson

Age 66, of Martin, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a long illness. He was born September 27, 1932, in Martin, the son of the late Ollie Robinson and Mollie Goodman Robinson. Survivors include five brothers, Gary Robinson, Ricky Robinson, James Robinson, and Lonnie Robinson, all of Martin, Claude Robinson of Sidney, Indiana; five sisters, Annabel/ S/one and Willa Slone, both of Warsaw, Indiana, Sally Ray of Plymouth, Ohio, Liza Castle of Langley, and Dolly Robinson of South Carolina. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, August 19, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Taulbee Goodman and Ellis Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin

Charles Lee Rimbert

Age 53, of Detroit, Michigan, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born in Allock, on December 7, 1945, the son of the late Eather Rimbert and Leona Walker Rimbert. He is survived by his wife, Sally Churchill Rimbert; five children, Charles Lee Rimbert Jr., Demitfi.c K. Rimbert, Jun Pierre Rimbert, Brittani C. Rimbert and Cory L. Rimbert; seven brothers and sisters, Glema Guyton, Milchell Johnson, Marion Spencer, Norma Jean Duncan, Wanda James and Gwendolyn Christian. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 10, at the Letcher Independent Baptist Church at Jeremiah, with Dr. William K. Jones officiating. Burial was in the Hagans Cemetery at Redfox

James Arnold Goble

Age 46, of Lexington, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at his residence. He was born February 2, 1953, in West Liberty, the son of Charles A. and Betsy Tyler Goble, both of whom preceded him in death. His father was a former printer for the Floyd County Times. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School and Eastern Kentucky University with a master's degree in industrial Engineering. He had worked for the Burrough's Company in Bardstowa, and the Curtis Young Corporation in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Liberty. Survivors include his sister, Deborah Cuttle of Lexington. Graveside services were held at Salyers Cemetery, West Liberty, on Tuesday, August 10, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Shift Davidson officiating. Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer G. Hicks

Age 79, of Aurora, Indiana, died Monday, August 16, 1999, in Dearborn County Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born December 17, 1919, at Pyramid, the son of the late William and Mary Ann Coburn Hicks. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Cooley Hicks. He is survived by his wife, Irene Peters Hicks. Other survivors include two sons, Hubert of Ocala, Florida, and Richard of Fairfield, Ohio; three brothers, Bert Hicks of Payne, Ohio, Delmer Hicks of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Garrett Hicks of Convoy, Ohio; four sisters, Sylvia Raines of Grundy, Virginia, Trylbia Osborne of Payne, Ohio, Katherine Onley of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pearl Fulk of Antwerp, Ohio; and five grandchildren, six step-children, and several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 18, at Rullman Funeral Home in Aurora, Indiana, with Reverend Frank Forthman officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Cincinnati

Fred Hall

Age 56, of Pinetop, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 12, 1942, in Kite, he was the son of the late Gamie and Bessie, Bentley Hall. He was a disabled government worker for LKLP. He is survived by his wife, Janice Sue Sexton Hall. Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Mullins and Susan Michelle Jacobs, both of Pinetop; seven brothers, Nick Hall of Mayfield, Kelly Hall of Hindman, Everett Hall of Kite, Jeff Hall of Wingo, Jerry Hall and Ronnie Hall, both of Pinetop, Bennie Hall of Louisville; three sisters, Virginia Lunsford of Cleveland, Ohio, Georgia Bates of Pinetop, Ruth Chandler of Painesville, Ohio; and four grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Omaha Bible Church at Pinetop, with Eston Amburgey and James Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Hall-Bates Cemetery at Pinetop

Estil Stegall

Age  67, of Hi Hat, died Friday, August 13, 1999, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended ill- ness. He was born December 9, 1931, in Hi Hat, the son of Johnnie Stegall and Stella Caudill Stegall. He was a disabled packer for ITT Bell & Gossett Corp., Chicago, Illinois; a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Hi Hat; a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 128, Garrett; and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Arterburn Stegall. Other survivors include three sons, Rick Stegall of Hi Hat, Mike and Danny of Ashland; two daughters, Cathy Luxmore of Lexington and Helen; two sisters, Gertie Ison, of Ashland, and Esta Stegall of Hi Hat; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 16, at 11 a.m., at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Hi Hat, with Clergyman Rodney Mosley officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat

Bennie Garfield Slone

Age 72, of Estill, died Monday, August 16, 1999, at the Berea Hospital, following a long illness. He was born June 2, 1927, in Estill, the son of the late Garfield Slone and Addie Dyer Slone. He was a retired carpenter and a U. S. Army, World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Lois Whitaker Slone; two daughters, Wanda Sue King of Berea, Deborah Ann Buboltz of Frankfort; one brother, Charles Ray "Whitey" Slone of Estill; two sisters, Audrey Slone Wiley and Josephine Slone Martin, both of Estill; nine grand- children, two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 18, at 2 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Estill, with the clergyman Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will he in the Dyer Cemetery

Dollie Hall Kendrick

Age 73, of Warren, Michigan, formerly of McDowell, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at St. Johns Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Michigan. Born on October 8, 1925, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late Dan Hall and Rhoda Hall. Her foster parents were the late McKinley and Francis Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Kendrick. Survivors include one son, James E. Kendrick Jr.; two daughters, Phyllis Blackburn of Michigan, Freda Vance of McDowell; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 15, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell

Alton Stephens

Age 82, died Friday, August 13, 1999, at Parkview Hospital, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Melinda and Isaac Stephens. He was a mechanic with Tony & Bill's Sunoco Gasoline Station for 20 years, and retired in 1980. He was a charter member of Bible Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Stephens. Survivors include two sons, Billie J. and Samuel I. Stephens, and two daughters, Janet Davies and Evelyn Trimlette, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Alice Crisp of Southshore; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 17, 10 a.m., at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens, in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Amon Prater

Age  69, of Mentone, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Friday, August 13, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 7, 1930, in Floyd County, the son Lucy M. Prater of Claypool, Indiana, and the late John Prater. He had lived in Indiana :since 1949 and was a member of the Packerton Free United Baptist Church. He was an inspector at White Metal for 37 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. Compton Prater. Survivors, other than his mother, include three daughters, Judy Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana, Sadie Bays of North Manchester, Indiana, and Linda Hughes of Mentone, Indiana; one son, Amon Prater Jr. of Mentone, Indiana; six brothers, William, John and Delmer, all of Claypool, Indiana; Mander of North Manchester, Indiana; Hebert of Albion, Indiana, and Wilbur of Columbia City, Indiana; two sisters, Thelma Compton and Oma Jean Bradley, both of Claypool, Indiana; four grandchildren and one great-grand- daughter. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Indiana

August 20, 1999

Joe Manuel

Age 81, of Langley, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at his residence. He was born February 8, 1918, in Pyramid, the son of the late Lee Manuel and Lucinda Robinson Manuel. He was a retired surveyor for Combs Engineering. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Craven Manuel. Other survivors include two sisters, Margaret Hicks and Amy McGarey, both of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- man, Bob Varney, officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery, Langley

Vassie Flanery

Age 85, of Robinson Creek, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born November 11, 1913, at Robinson Creek, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Tannie Johnson Brown. She was a member of the Robinson Creek Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Alvin Flanery of Robinson Creek; two daughters, Mae Kinney Derby and Emelene Boggs, both of (3olumbus, Ohio; four brothers, Avin Brown of Robinson Creek, Ballard Brown of Lockburn, Ohio, Johnny Brown of Louisa, Russell Brown of Virgie; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and I great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Robinson Creek Regular Baptist Church, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Interment was in the Cole Family Cemetery on Sugar Camp of Robinson Creek.

Bessie Hamilton Elliott

Age 78, of McDowell, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999, at her residence. She was born February 13, 1921, in Grethel, the daughter of the late Basil Hamilton and Gracie Blanton Hamilton. She was a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, John Elliott, preceded her in death. Survivors include five sons, Monford Elliott of Richmond, Texas, Jackie Elliott of Shelby, Ohio, Ronnie Elliott of Fairfield California, Basil Elliott of New London, Ohio, John Douglas Elliott of Richmond; six daughters, Barbara Carlini of Eustis, Florida, Clara Flannery of Longwood, Florida, Donna Hardin of Hillman, Michigan, Glenna Elliott of Shelby, Ohio, Phyllis Dale of Harold, Victoria Kendrick of McDowell; two brothers, Jake Hamilton of Pekin, Indiana, Billie Hamilton of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Tessie Hall of McDowell, Edith Spurlock of Oak Hill, Ohio, Ruth Porter of Ocala, Florida; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 15 step- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, August 22, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell

August 22, 1999

No Obits This Issue

Special Obit Sent In

Gloria L. Gibson

Gloria L. Gibson, 59, of Smokey Hollow Road, Piketon, died Friday Aug. 27, 1999 at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Scioto Campus.She was born May 20, 1940 in Martin, Ky., the daughter of the late Felix M. Hamilton and Zera Ruth (Osborn) Hamilton.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Piketon Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband: Elmer "Pat" Gibson whom she married Feb. 20, 1959;  two sons: David Gibson of Waverly and Robert Gibson of Piketon;  six grandchildren; four brothers: Colin R. Hamilton and Paul K. Hamilton both of Piketon, Terry Lee Hamilton of Dawsonville, Ga., and Felix M. Hamilton Jr., of Waverly; three sisters: Sylvia Perry of Dayton, Phyllis Posten of Gainsville, Ga., and Patricia Seymore of Chillicothe. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son: Elmer P. Gibson Jr. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at Boyer Funeral Home with bob Leedy officiating.  Burial followed in Gibson Family Cemetery. Visitation was held 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service hour on Sunday.
 
 August 25, 1999

 
 Laurel Janice Gilde

Age  59, of Georgetown, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at the Georgetown Community Hospital. She was born in Cadillac, Michigan, on October 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Herbert and Arlien Emory Kumfer, She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Everett Gilde. Survivors include one son, Wayne Gilde of Martin; three daughters, Katherine Hampton and Karen Martin, both of Georgetown, Connie Leslie of Martin; three brothers, George Kumfer of New Hampshire, Arthur Kumfer and Greg Kumfer, both of Cadillac, Michigan; and three sisters, Evelyn Johnson of Elk Grove, Illinois, Madlyn Parcher of Knoxville, Tennessee and Carolee Knight of Cadillac, Michigan; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, August 22, at the Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery. 

Zella Marie Stratton Ratliff

Age 78, of Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Ivel, died Sunday, August 22, 1999, at the Collinswood Nursing Home, Fairborn, Ohio. She was born August 24, 1920, in Ivel, the daughter of the late John N. Stratton and Nannie O. Travis Stratton. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the VFW, Post 9927, Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by three brothers, Edward Stratton and Billy Stratton, both of Ivel, Charlie Stratton of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Joda "Tiny" Butts of Ivel, Millie S. Gibson of Dayton, Ohio, and Ruth Hall of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, August 25, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- man James Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel

Doris B. Osborne

Age 65, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at Meade Hill, near Buckingham. She was born 'November 18, 1933, in Princeton, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Edgar Arthur "E.A." Bird and Naomi Belcher Bird. She was a retired school teacher for the Floyd County School Systems, teaching at Wheelwright and South Floyd High Schools, for 28 years, and was a member of the Wheelwright United Methodist Church since 1955. She is survived by her husband, Denver Osborne; three daughters, Deborah Hall and Donna Chafin, both of Chesapeake, Virginia, Denise Stephens of Prestonsburg; one brother, Richard Bird, of California; one sister, Francis Ball of Princeton, West Virginia; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 25, at 1 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Bobby Isaac and Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel

Everett "Big Everett" Robinson

Age 66, of Martin, Ky., passed away Monday, August 16, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky., following a long illness. He was born September 27, 1932, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Ollie Robinson and Mollie Goodman Robinson. Survivors include five brothers, Gary Robinson, Ricky Robinson, James Robinson, and Lonnie Robinson, all of Martin, Ky., and Claude Robinson, Sidney, IN.; five sisters, Annabell Slone and Willa Slone, both of Warsaw, IN., Sally Ray, Plymouth, OH., Lisa Castle, Langley, KY, and Dolly Robinson, South Carolina; sever- al nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great- great nieces and nephews. ' In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison Robinson and Ollie Robinson Jr., and two sisters, Helen Hall and Dollie Bell Robinson. Funeral services for Everett Robinson were conducted Thurs- day, August 19, 1999, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Taulbee Goodman and Ellis Stephens, officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, Ky.,

Allie Fortner

Age 82, Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 22, 1999, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, following an extended illness. Born on December 20, 1916, in Meldulla, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie C. Lewis and Ollie Jergen Lewis. She was retired. Survivors include two sons, Clarence C. Sheffield of Harold, Cecil Henry Sheffield of Zephyrhills, Florida; four daughters, Allie Anderson of Prestonsburg, Virginia Gibbs, Linda Long and Vivian Stegal, all of Florida; one sister, Courtney Taylor of Ft. Meade, Florida; and 13 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 24, at 2 p.m., at her residence at Town Branch. Prestonsburg, with Arnold Whitaker officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Town Branch, Prestonsburg

Armal Jewel Hamilton

Age 65, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on August 14, 1934, in Hi Hat, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Lillie Osborne Caudill. She is survived by her husband, Russell Hamilton. Other survivors include one son, Russell Hamilton, Jr. of Hi Hat; one daughter, Karen Kaye Hamilton Addis of La Vergne, Tennessee; one brother, Ishmael Caudill of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Carmel Mitchell of Ligonier, Indiana, Ethel Ganes of Wolfe Lake, Indiana; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 27, at II a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Fraley Jr., Goldie Hamilton, and Ralph Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel

Magdalene Moore Friar

Age 91, of Betsy Layne, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born January 7, 1908, at Rose Hill, Virginia, a daughter of the late James C. and Margaret Eads Moore. She was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church at Rose Hill, Virginia. Her husband, Pascal Friar, pre- ceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Jack Friar of Allen; three brothers, Wade Moore, Dan Moore, and Cecil Moore, all of Rose Hill, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 23, at the Amey- Mullins Funeral Home in Rose Hill, Virginia. Burial was in the Friar Family Cemetery, at Rose Hill, Virginia.
 

August 27, 1999

Anny Howell

Age 75, of Dana, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on September 18, 1923, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Minnie Clifton Smith Akers. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Betsy Layne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmit Howell., Survivors include three sons, Mack Arthur Boyd of Grundy, Virginia, Roger Dale Boyd of Teaberry, Stallard Boyd of Dana; two daughters, Juanita Boyd McCoy of Grundy, Virginia, Wanda Boyd Howell of Dana; one step- daughter, Nancy Harris of Tennessee; three brothers, Woodrow Akers of Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, Burnis Akers, and Leonard Akers, both of Banner; three half-brothers, Lee Akers of Ashland, Ohio, James Akers of Dana, Charlie Akers of Galion, Ohio; one half-sister, Josephine Beaver of Galion, Ohio; 19 grand- children and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Friday, August 27, at 11 am., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Dana

Charles Frank Bennett

Age 97, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness He was born April 23, 1902, in West Virginia, the son of the late John E. and Effie Withrow Bennett. He was a contractor, formerly working for Minter Homes in Huntington, West Virginia. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, and the Kiwanis Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Crum Wright Bennett. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carl E. Wright, of Camarillo, California; one daughter, Mary Sue Hopson of Winchester; one brother, Clifford Bennett, of Danese, West Virginia; one sister, Elizabeth Parker, of Danese, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, August 27, at 1 p.m., from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Sayer, officiating. Burial will be in the Wright- Crum Cemetery, at Cliff

lke Conn

Age 83, of Martin, died Tuesday, August 25, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on September 17, 1915, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Maryland and Mary Branham Conn. He was a retired coal miner and member of Local Union 9845, Martin. He is survived by his wife, Pet Martin Conn; two sons, James Edward Corm of Lockbourne, Ohio, Anthony "Tony" Conn of Alien; two daughters, Beulah Kay Conn and Doris Collins, both of Langley; three brothers, Fred Conn of Printer, Virgil Corm and Maryland Corm Jr., both of Allen; five sisters, Polly Conn, Artie Rose, and Garmie Hall, all of Printer; Alberta Blackburn of Drift, and Susie Rickman of Michigan; five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be con- ducted Sunday, August 29, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Chuck Hall and Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Harold D. Yates

Age 59, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on April 20, 1940, in Little Paint, he was the son of the late Thomas S. Yates and Katie Ann Spencer Yates. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include six brothers, Ben Yates of Prestonsburg, Lee Yates of Mentone, Indiana, Dewey Yates of Warsaw, Indiana, Elmer Yates and Bobby Yates, both of Freemont, Ohio, Bill Yates of Pierceton, Indiana; two sisters, Dorothy Singer of Wabash, Indiana, Martha Floyd of Akron, Indiana. Funeral services will be con- ducted, Saturday, August 28, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Martin Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery, at Banner

August 29, 1999

James H. Meade

Age 76. of Beaver died Friday. August 27, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born February 19,1923, in Van Lear and was the son of the late Alvin and Della Ann Mormon Meade. A retired businessman, he had operated a service station at Beaver. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Elliott Chapel at Beaver. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lee Hamilton Meade; his daughters, Joetta Lynn Dugan of Pikeville and Anita Louise Branham of Gilbertsville; one brother. Alvin Meade Jr. of Lucasville, Ohio; one sister, Anna Ruth Mitchell of Medway, Ohio: and one grandson. Funeral services for James H. Meade will be conducted Sunday, August 29, at I p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Smith officiating. Burial will be made in the Vance Cemetery at Beaver

Don Wallen

Age 63, of Stuart, Florida, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Martin Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Floyd County and had been a resident of Stuart for 33 years, moving from Wheelwright.  Wallen is survived by his wife, Betty Wallen of Stuart: two sons, Chris Wallen of Stuart. and Mike Wallcn of Orlando, Florida: two sisters. Shirley Jones of Corbin and Clara Roy of Melbourne, Florida; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 2, at 7 p.m. at the Don Wallen Athletic Complex, Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida.

Julian Fields

Age 80. of Caney Creek Road. Johns Creek. died Thursday. August 26. 1999. at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born in Pike County. August 6. 1919. he was the son of the late America Jane Williams Fields and Epp Fields. He was a coal miner and member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the World World II. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Adkins Fields. Other survivors include two sons, Freddie Fields of Johns Creek. and Eugene Randall Fields or Smithville, Ohio; two daughters, Sherry L. Cooley of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Joyce Ann Leary of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Fred Fields of Peoria, Illinois; 10 grand- children and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday. August 28, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with James Hall. Ellis Holbrook, and Ted Honakcr officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park.