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As Reported In The Floyd County Times Dated

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Azzie Osborne

Azzie Osborne, 78, of Waverly, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio. Born on March 9, 1922, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Pink and Corzetta Newsome Osborne. He was a retired coal miner. He attended Little Ettie Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Gayheart Osborne. Other survivors include eight sons, Dallard, Allan, Danny, Leland, Shannon, Don, Dennis, Blake, and Bruce, all of Waverly, Ohio; three daughters, Ramona Jean Lowery, Pam Murray, and Darla Osborne, all of Waverly, Ohio; one brother, Gene Osborne of Ashtabula, Ohio; and one sister, Vanzie Osborne Howell of South Shore. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 2, at noon, at Little Ettie Old Regular Baptist Church, with Carson Wright, Monroe Jones, James Tackett, Alan D. Osborne, Jason Lowery, Roger Hicks and Rufford Howell officiating. Interment will be in the Omega Cemetery, in Waverly, Ohio, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel.  

Frank Howell

Frank Howell, 66, of Harold, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 6, 1934, in Floyd County, he was the son of Caroline Harrington Howell, of Harold, and the late Crit Howell. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Adkins Howell. Other survivors include one son, Jeffrey Howell of Harold; one stepson, Jeffrey Justice of Shelbiana; one daughter, Jenny Howell Jones of Harold; six brothers, John Howell, Don Howell, Joe Howell, Paul Howell, Cecil Howell and Bobby Howell, all of Harold; two sisters, Gracie Rogers of Harold and Phyllis Keathley of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral sevices will be conducted Thursday, August 3, at 11 a.m., at the Upper Toler Church of Christ, at Harold, with Tommy Bush officiating. Visitation is at the church. Burial will be in the Ballard and Raney Hunt Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Howell, Michael Howell, Jason Salisbury, Phillip Akers, William Howell, Ricky Justice, Billy Justice, Chris Justice and Lee Roy Ross. Honorary pallbearers are Elva McKinney, Tommy Justice, Kenis Tackett, Matthew Stevens, Ronald Salisbury and Tommy Kingsley.  

Dallas Garrett

Dallas Garrett, 71, of Calf Creek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on September 25, 1928, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late John Lee and Florence Miller Garrett. He was a disabled coal miner and was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Irene Goble of Garrett; three sons, Randall Garrett of Martin, Roger Garrett and Dallas Ray Garrett, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Linda Lowe, Lydia Hall and Garnet Lowe, all of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Wonnie Garrett of Prestonsburg and Joe Bart Garrett of Temperance, Michigan; two sisters, Launa Collins of Prestonsburg and Gracie Leslie of Emma; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 4, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Nathan Lafferty and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Garrett and Stepp Cemetery, Calf Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Anna Mary Friend

Anna Mary Friend, 76, of Hunter, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 27, 1923, in Hunter, she was the daughter of the late Robert and May Salisbury Friend. She was a retired teacher, a member of the First Baptist Church at Martin, and was a KEA member. Survivors include two sisters, Ethel Salisbury of Hunter, and Ruth Turner of Waterville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rev. Russ Taylor, Rev. Gradon Howard and Rev. Harry Hargus officiating. Burial was in the Friend Family Cemetery, at Hunter, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Doc Salisbury, Alan Turner, Jim Myers, Brian Scott, Robert Moore, Alan Joe Moore, Kenny Joe Moore, James Meade, James Adkins, Eddie Hamilton and Jody Hall. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Meyers, Donnie Meyers, Austin Wells and Kerry Meade.  

Lisha Ann Keyser

Lisha Ann Keyser, 40, of Andrews, Indiana, formerly of Melvin, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Wabash County Hospital emergency room, following an automobile accident. Born on June 26, 1960, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of Russell Hall of Robinson Creek, and Rose Marie Caudill of Andrews, Indiana. She formerly worked at Bob Evans in Huntington, Indiana, and United Technologies in Andrews, Indiana. Survivors include two sons, Braxton Keyser of Andrews, Indiana and Brandon Glen Mosley of Marora, Illinois; two brothers, Greg Caudill and Kenneth Caudill both of Andrews, Indiana; one half-brother, Mike Hall of Kentucky; and one half-sister, Sandy Coleman of Kentucky. Her grandfather, Joe Tackett of Melvin, also survives. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial was in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Walk E. Carroll

Walk E. Carroll, 57, of Printer, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at John's Creek. Born on April 22, 1943, in Printer, he was the son of the late Trimble Carroll and Mary Carver Carroll. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Johnson Carroll. Other survivors include two sons, Walk Carroll Jr. of Betsy Layne, James Carroll of Huntington, West Virginia; two brothers, Will Carroll and Hiram Carroll both of Printer; four sisters, Myrtie Henderson of McDowell, Flossie Slone of Price, Martha Case of Printer, Dolly Carroll of Martin and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 2, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Denver Meade and Harold Damron, officiating. Burial will be in the Halbert Cemetery, at Printer, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Curtis Tackett Sr.

Curtis Tackett Sr., 82, of McDowell, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on October 10, 1917, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Henry Tackett and McCown Tackett. He was a former coal miner and retired union carbide employee in Ashtabula, Ohio, and an U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Veda Hamilton Tackett. Other survivors include two sons, Curtis Tackett Jr. of McConnells, South Carolina, and Jeffrey Tackett of McDowell; four daughters, Gerlie Ginger McCarter and Alrita Shepherd, both of Prestonsburg, Phyllis Ann Ortiz and Dottie Lynn Barnes both of Tempe, Arizona; three sisters, Mary Belle Osborne of Ashtabula, Ohio, Bernice Caudill of Prestonsburg, Pauline Hamilton of Betsy Layne; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 3, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Clinton Moore and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Hall Cemetery, Neds Fork, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Loueasie Howell Bartley

Loueasie Howell Bartley, 87, of McDowell, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on January 23, 1913, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late John D. Howell and Martha Orsborne Howell. She was a member of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Glessie Stumbo of Prestonsburg, and Rosezella Lewis of Okeechobee, Florida; two sons, Dennis Bartley of Prestonsburg, and Hillard Halbert of McDowell; four stepsons, Chester Bartley and Jerry Bartley, both of Pikeville, T.J. Bartley of Vinton, Ohio, Ellis Bartley of Lowmansville; two step-daughters, Hazel Kiser of Dayton, Ohio, and Maxie Elswick of Pikeville; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bartley Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Tramble Mitchell Sr.

Tramble Mitchell Sr., 90, of Printer, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on January 24, 1910, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Martha Akers Mitchell. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Walters Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Ocie Moore Mitchell. Other survivors include one son, Teddy Mitchell of Shelby, Ohio; one daughter, Helen Jean King of Plymouth, Ohio; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Gomer Moore of Ashtabula, Ohio, Carl Moore of Richmond, Virginia; three stepdaughters, Clara Cooper of Ashtabula, Ohio, Barb Parrott and Brenda Rice, both of Richmond, Virginia, and numerous children and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 3, at 10 a.m., at the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Jewell D. Allen

Mr. Jewell D. Allen, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born on May 29, 1925, in Pyramid, he was the son of the late Guyles and Ella Howard Allen. He was a retired factory worker for Union Springs Company in Adrian, Michigan, and was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include one son, Shawn Allen of Pittsford, Michigan; one stepson, Michael Grant of Sturgis, Michigan; one daughter, Patty Hays of Bryan, Ohio; one brother, Carl Allen of Huntersville, North Carolina; three sisters, Velva Bays of Emma, Voila May of David, Violetta Davis of Etowah, North Carolina, three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with James Patton and Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery at Pyramid, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Phillip Allen, David Allen, Teddy Allen, Clyde Allen Jr., Wesley Allen and Hubert Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Bill May, Banner Davis, Judge James R. Allen, Dr. William Allen, Rudolph Allen, Larry James Allen, Lloyd Allen, William Jarvis May, Dixon Nunnery, B. D. Nunnery, Columbus Slone, Michael Davis, Rondall Davis and Joe Turner.

Friday, August 4, 2000

Rita M. Adams

Rita M. Adams, 68, of Spencerville, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Born on March 17, 1932, in New Bavaria, she was the daughter of Herman and Bernetta Homier Schuller. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 Auxiliary and the Women's Bowling League at Lyn Lee Lanes, both in Spencerville. Her husband, Floyd County native, Roy D. Adams, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, James E. Adams of Brooks; a daughter, Linda K. Lambert of Spencerville; three brothers, Frank Schuller of Napoleon and Harold and Gerald Schuller, both of Ottawa; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 29, at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, with Rev. Ronald L. Shifley officiating. Burial was in Spencerville Cemetery, under the direction of Bayliff Funeral Home.  

Curtis Tackett Sr.

Curtis Tackett Sr., 82, of McDowell, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on October 10, 1917, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Henry Tackett and Millie McCown Tackett. He was a former coal miner and retired union carbide employee in Ashtabula, Ohio, and an U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Veda Hamilton Tackett. Other survivors include two sons, Curtis Tackett Jr. of McConnells, South Carolina, Jeffrey Tackett of McDowell; four daughters, Gerlie Ginger McCarter and Alrita Shepherd, both of Prestonsburg, Phyllis Ann Ortiz and Dottie Lynn Barnes both of Tempe, Arizona; three sisters, Mary Belle Osborne of Ashtabula, Ohio, Bernice Caudill of Prestonsburg, Pauline Hamilton of Betsy Layne, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 3, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Clinton Moore, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Hall Cemetery, Neds Fork, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Gladys DePriest Blackburn

Gladys DePriest Blackburn, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on December 20, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Bernie DePriest and Lena Ridens. She was a former receptionist for Wheelwright Medical Clinic, a self-employed bookkeeper, and was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, and member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 477, Wheelwright. Her husband, Dennis Earl Blackburn preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Clara B. Bradbury of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 4, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Interment will be in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.  

Charles Eugene "Charlie" Hines Jr.

Charles Eugene "Charlie" Hines Jr., 62, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, of a sudden illness at his residence. Born on July 29, 1938, he was the son of Dorothy Mullins and the late Charles Eugene Hines Sr. He was a retired Polygraph examiner for the Kentucky State Police, Post No. 9, in Pikeville. He was affiliated with the Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. He was a United States Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Marshall Hines. Other survivors include two sons, Randall Hines of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Douglas Hines of Burlington, New Jersey; two stepsons, Stephen Frasure of Hueysville, Michael Frasure of Langley; one brother, James Richard Hines of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Carolyn Sue Stevens of Frederick, Maryland; six grandchildren and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2, at 11 a.m., at the Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Jennings West officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  

Arnold Rowe

Arnold Rowe, 72, died Thursday, July 22, 2000, in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, Indiana, where he resided. Born on November 7, 1927, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Henry and Tina Pitts Rowe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jean Wright. Survivors include one son, Arnold Rowe Jr. of Pierceton, Indiana; three daughters, Patricia Helton of Warsaw, Indiana, Betty Lou Bowen of Peru, Indiana and Tammy J. Higgins of Indiana; one sister, Dovie Thornsburg of Lansing, Michigan; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, Indiana, with the Rev. Rod Correll officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemtery, in Peru, Indiana.

Monday, August 7, 2000

Hervey Endicott

Hervey Endicott, 68, of Endicott, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 21, 1932, in Endicott, he was the son of Salirda "Coonie" Spears Endicott and the late William Endicott. He was a retired highway department employee. Survivors include two sons, Eugene Endicott and Charles Endicott, both of Fleming County; two daughters, Shelia Tucker of Shelbiana, Gloria Endicott of Endicott; one brother, Thurston Endicott and one sister, Fay Endicott, both of Endicott; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Billy Compton officiating. Burial was in the Goble Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Bertha Helen Dickerson Risner

Bertha Helen Dickerson Risner, 60, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at the Salyersville Health Care Center, of an extended illness. Born in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late James Auburn Dickerson and Berta Johnson. She was a clerk. She is survived by her husband, Emzy Risner. Other survivors include one daughter, Pam Clark of Prestonsburg; and two sons, Billy Risner of McGuffey, Ohio, James Risner of Ada, Ohio and two granddaughters. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 6, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Greene officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. 

George Rodney King

George Rodney King, 58, of Rainelle, West Virginia, former native of Drift, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. He was the son of the late George Will King and Grace King Spencer, formerly of Drift. He is survived by two sons, Ronnie King of Thompson, Ohio, Mark King of Mentor, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Mullins of Miamisburg, Ohio, Randy Spencer of Cleveland, Ohio; six sisters, Dottie Penrod of Greenville, Ohio, Jean McPeaks of Diamond, Ohio, Debbie Churderewicz of Mentor, Ohio, Brenda Yoder of Elyria, Ohio, Linda Proffitt of Cleveland, Ohio and Judy McKenzie of Urbana, Indiana; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was in the All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio. 

Troy Frasure

Troy Frasure, 88, of Galveston, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville, following an extended illness. Born on July 8, 1912, in Frasures Creek, he was the son of the late Oliver and Roxie Alley Frasure. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ.He is survived by his wife, Verlie Hamilton Frasure. Survivors include seven sons, Ed Frasure of Pikeville, Palmer Frasure of Teaberry, Tom Frasure, Glen Frasure, Charles Frasure, Garrett Frasure, all of Galveston, Eddie Frasure of Collinsville, Virginia; one daughter, Geraldine Blankenship of Galveston; three half-brothers, Wade Frasure and Mose Frasure, both of McDowell, and Earl Frasure, of Ohio; one half-sister, Wilma Kiser of Lucasville, Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 7, at 1 p.m., at the residence at Galveston, with Tommy Spears and Bonnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Frasure Family Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin

Wednesday, August 9, 2000

Bobbie Ann Turner Case

Age, 65, of McDowell, died Saturday, August 5, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on November 30, 1934, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Dodge and Eva Newsome Turner Moore. She was a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, at McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clive Case. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Lynn Swiger of Eastern, Carol Ann Case of McDowell; four brothers, Donnie Moore of Willard, Ohio, Jackie Moore, Jerry Moore, and Ricky Moore, all of McDowell; five sisters, Patty Ruth Meade, Marsha Robinson, and Deborah Hopkins, all of McDowell, Sharon Martin of Dema, Judy Walters of Winchester; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Loueasie Howell Bartley

Age, 87, of McDowell, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on January 23, 1913 in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late John D. Howell and Martha Orsborne Howell. She was a member of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Halbert, and her second husband, Emmanuel Bartley. She is survived by two daughters, Glessie Stumbo of Prestonsburg, Rosezella Lewis of Okeechobee, Florida; two sons, Dennis Bartley of Prestonsburg, Hillard Halbert of McDowell; four stepsons, Chester Bartley and Jerry Bartley, both of Pikeville, T.J. Bartley of Vinton, Ohio, Ellis Bartley of Lowmansville; two step-daughters, Hazel Kiser of Dayton, Ohio, Maxie Elswick of Pikeville, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bartley Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Bartley, Johnny Stumbo, Kelly Davis, Anthony Halbert, James Stumbo and Jim Spencer. 

John Hall

Age, 77, of Lexington, formerly of Allen, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on July 15 1923, in Hall, he was the son of the late Riley Hall and Florence Hall. He was a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife Verlia M. Hall. Other survivors include one son, John Hall Jr. of Strasberg, Virginia; two daughters, MaDonna Burchett of Lexington, Etta Cantrell of Paintsville; three brothers, Fred Hall and James Riley Hall, both of Allen, Troy Hall of Somerset; three sisters, Fannie Goble of Allen, Fennie Cresswell of Ashland, Annie Gunnels of Panama City, Florida, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergyman, Rick Stone, officiating. Burial was in the Riley Hall Cemetery, at Allen, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were James Riley Hall, Larry Glen Hall, Jeff Hall, Eric David Hall, Terry Hall, Mike Hall, Raymond Hall and Ben Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were George Scott, Charles Luxmore, Daryl Luxmore, John Hall Jr., John Lee Stacy, Alan Halbert, Steve Crabtree, Steven Halbert, Marty Luxmore, Edmund Luxmore, James Adkins, Bryan Luxmore, George Lee Scott, Paul N. Allen, Chuck Tackett, P.D. Motley and John Phillip Samons. 

Charles Eugene "Charlie" Hines Jr.

Age, 62, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, of a sudden illness at his residence. Born on July 29, 1938, he was the son of Dorothy Mulliken Hines and the late Charles Eugene Hines Sr. He was a retired Polygraph examiner for the Kentucky State Police, Post No. 9, in Pikeville. He was affiliated with the Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. He was a United States Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Marshall Hines. Other survivors include two sons, Randall Hines of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Douglas Hines of Burlington, New Jersey; two stepsons, Stephen Frasure of Hueysville, Michael Frasure of Langley; one brother, James Richard Hines of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Carolyn Sue Stevens of Frederick, Maryland; six grandchildren and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2, at 11 a.m., at the Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Jennings West officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  

Dorothy D. Morrison

Age, 88, of Harold, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born on November 8, 1911, in Harold, she was the daughter of the late George W. Clark and Elizabeth Layne Clark. She was a member of the Vogel Day United Methodist Church, at Harold. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hercelle C. Morrison. Survivors include one son, Jack C. Morrison of Huntington, West Virginia; one daughter, Virginia M. Burchett of Lexington; one brother, George Edward Clark of Harold; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 4, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Levi Coleman and Dennis Love, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Clark, Edward Clark, Randall Coggins, Brian White, Jerry Legere, and Sam Morrison.  

Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Kendrick

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 7, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on November 21, 1925, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Garland and Rosie Lewis Kendrick. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church, Goble Roberts, Prestonsburg. Survivors include one sister, Joann Burchett. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Madeline H. Heinisch

Age, 73, of McDowell, died Saturday, August 5, 2000, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on March 31, 1927, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Lizzie Hayes Hamilton, of McDowell, and the late Henry Hamilton. She was a retired mines and minerals secretary and clerk at Martin. She is survived by her husband, Ray Heinisch. Other survivors include two sons, Terry R. Heinisch and Glenn R. Heinisch, both of Lexington; one brother, Eugene Hamilton of McDowell; one sister, Esther Sammons of McDowell; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 8, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Sexton, Freddie Moore, Wes Gearheart, Tommy Claude Hall, Larry Sexton, David Martin, Vaughn Watson and Tracy Stumbo.  

Matthew Johnson

Age, 22, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Jacks Creek, following a sudden illness. Born on March 17, 1978, in Pikeville, he was the son of Maudie B. Brainard of Sandy Hook, and the late Vernon B. Johnson. He is survived by his stepfather, Kendall E. Brainard. He was employed as a laborer for the county. Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Claude and Geraldine Martin Johnson of Bevinsville; and one brother, Vernon Brian Johnson of Bevinsville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Thomas Biddle officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Robert Eugene "Ro-Ho" Kidd

Age, 27, of Harold, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born on September 30, 1972, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Dan and Brenda Phillips Kidd. He was a laborer. He is survived by his wife, Kari Presley Kidd of Banner; four brothers, Danny Bruce Kidd, Joey Lee Kidd, Brian Keith Kidd and Michael Ray Kidd, all of Harold; and one sister, Melissa Ann Kidd of Stanville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 10, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Mike Hammonds and others officiating. Burial will be in the Kidd Cemetery, at Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

William Fredrick "Bill" Walker Jr.

Age, 62, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 19, 1937, in Ford City, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late William Fredrick Walker Sr. and Irene Bakovisky Walker. He was a retired laborer. Survivors include one daughter, Heather M. Conley of Prestonsburg; one brother, Alan Walker of Cleveland, Ohio and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced later by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Birdie Flannery

Age, 84, of Jackson, Michigan, formerly of Martin, died Saturday, July 15, 2000. Born in Blue River, she was the daughter of the late Clarinda Johnson Parrot and step-daughter of the late Bill Flannery. Her husband, Amos Flannery, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Flannery of Stevens, Pennsylvania, Lowell Flannery of Action, California; one sister, Anne Hagg of Jackson, Michigan; one brother, Charley Flannery of Jackson, Michigan; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Michigan, with First Counselor Lawrence Weller officiating. Burial was in the Roseland Memorial Gardens, Jackson, Michigan. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.)

Friday, August 11, 2000

Troy Frasure

Age, 88, of Galveston, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville, following an extended illness.Born on July 8, 1912, in Frasures Creek, he was the son of the late Oliver and Roxie Alley Frasure. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Verlie Hamilton Frasure. Survivors include seven sons, Ed Frasure of Pikeville, Palmer Frasure of Teaberry, Tom Frasure, Glen Frasure, Charles Frasure, Garrett Frasure, all of Galveston, Eddie Frasure of Collinsville, Virginia; one daughter, Geraldine Blankenship of Galveston; three half-brothers, Wade Frasure and Mose Frasure, both of McDowell, and Earl Frasure, of Ohio; one half-sister, Wilma Kiser of Lucasville, Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 7, at 1 p.m., at the residence at Galveston, with Tommy Spears and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Frasure Family Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (Reprinted due to error.)  

Patricia Sue Blocker

Age, 51, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on August 24, 1948, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Gracie Newsome Branham of Bypro, and the late Arthur Collins. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Blocker. Other survivors include one son, Michael Shawn Blocker of Weeksbury; one daughter, Kisha Blocker of Weeksbury; three brothers, Terry Branham of Illinois, Emil Collins of Richmond, and Ralph Gilliam. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 11, at 1 p.m., at the Weeksbury Free Pentecostal Church of God, with Jay Patton officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

William Fredrick "Bill" Walker Jr.

Age, 62, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 19, 1937, in Ford City, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late William Fredrick Walker Sr. and Irene Bakovisky Walker. He was a retired laborer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a graduate of Ashtabula, Ohio High School. He attended Prestonsburg Community College, and was a 1972 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He was a Kentucky Colonel, and was active in Rights for Disabled Veterans, and was a member of the Saint Martha's Catholic Church. Survivors include one daughter, Heather M. Conley of Prestonsburg; one brother, Alan Walker of Cleveland, Ohio and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced later by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (Reprinted due to additional information).

Monday, August 14, 2000

Clinetta Jackson

Age, 52, of Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Wheelwright, died Monday, August 7, 2000, at her residence. Born on January 25, 1948, in Wheelwright, she was the daughter of John H. Jackson and Ella Jackson. She was employed at General Motors in Kettering, Ohio. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church of Wheelwright. Survivors include one son, Todd Jackson of Kettering, Ohio; one brother, Kenneth Jackson; one sister, Vanessa Kyle; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 12, at noon, at the Friendship Baptist Church in Wheelwright, with Rev. Eldridge Terry officiating. Interment was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie.  

Harry "Black Jack" Bentley

Age, 76, of Allen, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on March 8, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John Gilbert and Molly Collinsworth Bentley. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane DeRossett Bentley. Survivors include three sons, Harry Eugene Bentley, Danny Lee Bentley, and Donald Ray Bentley, all of Allen; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Randolph Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the DeRossett Cemetery, Ice Plant Hollow, Martin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Maxie Patton

Age, 76, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on March 11, 1924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Clell and Rachel Manns Dye. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Patton. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Patton, Bruce Patton, and Clell Patton all of Hueysville; three half-sisters, Ruby Rush of Ashland, Arlene Dale of Paintsville, Eddy Kirt of Lomansville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 12, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Church of Christ ministers, and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Patton family cemetery, Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Bruce Edwards

Age, 72, of Sullivan, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at home. Born on July 29, 1928, in Garrett, he was the son of Ephriam and Julie Bell Owsley Edwards. He lived in Wellington before moving to Sullivan 17 years ago. He had been a truck driver and manager of the Sullivan Shell Station and was currently employed by the Sullivan Township maintaining the parks and cemeteries. Survivors include four daughters, Gail Pay and Kim Clantz, of Sullivan, Gay Reed of Plain City, Jessica Edwards at home; one son, Dale Edwards of Ashland; two sisters, Ella Rose Lafferty, of Franklin, Dorlis VanHoose, of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Lloyd Edwards of Prestonsburg, Cecil Edwards of Middletown; nine grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 12, at Parker & Son Funeral Home, Spencer, with pastor Billie Joe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Sullivan Southview Cemetery, under the direction of Parker & Son Funeral Home.  

Ralph "Shakespeare" Little

Age, 64, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on August 29, 1935, in Buckingham, he was the son of the late Leonard and Hannah Bates Little. He was a retired school teacher. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Louis Ferrari and minisers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Johnny Eugene Jenkins

Age, 26, of Crandall, Georgia, formerly of Kentucky, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, following an automobile accident. Born on March 16, 1974, in Flint, Michigan, he was the son of Charles and Debra Woods. He was a factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Amy Gaskill Hopkins. Other survivors include one daughter, Amber Lee Hopkins of Crandall, Georgia; one brother, Charles Woods of Crandall, Georgia; four sisters, Heather Sumners, Bianca Sumners, and Lori Woods, all of Crandall, Georgia, and Bridgett Woods of Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 13, at noon, at the Kodac Church of God, at Vicco, with Rev. Lloyd Bowling and Rev. Ely Smith officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Vicco, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Carl Curtis Robinson

Age, 84, of East Point, died Monday, August 7, 2000, at his residence. Born on November 13, 1915, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Samuel L. "Sam" Robinson and Josie Music Robinson. He was a retired miner and welder. He is survived by his wife, Opal Whitaker Robinson. Other survivors include one son, Kenneth Robinson of East Point; and one daughter, Carol Jean Pelphrey of East Point; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, at East Point, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  

Palmer Craft

Age, 51, of Wayland, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the U.K. Medical Center at Lexington. Born on January 10, 1949, he was the son of the late Maryland Craft and Brookie Thornsberry Craft. He is survived by his wife, Della Castle Craft. Other survivors include two sons, Palmer "Bo" Craft and Justin Craft, both of Wayland; three sisters, Jenny Slone, Judy Fraley and Betty Lee, all of Wayland. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 17, at the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church with Earl Slone, Jerry Manns, Wayne Stephens and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery at Wayland, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Hollie Collins

Age, 77, of Hindman, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born on March 23, 1923, he was the son of the late William Collins and Ocie Wicker Collins. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Collins. Other survivors include five sons, Ronnie Collins of Waynesville, Ohio, Donnie Collins of Morrow, Ohio, Jim Osborne of Augusta, Georgia, Paul Osborne of Jamestown, and Ray Osborne of Eastern; two brothers, Morrell Collins of St. Mary's Ohio and Jimmy Darrell Collins of Kendallville, Indiana; four sisters, Pauline Boleyn of Mousie, Oldia Long of Mt. Sterling, Avanelle Collins of Lackey, and Marcella Ostereicher of Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with John Savage officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery at Mousie, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Garlie Slone

Age, 64, of Garner, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 25, 1936, in Garner, he was the son of the late Eshmel and Myrtle Slone. He was a disabled employee of Garner Lumber Company, and was a member of the Hindman United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Dean Thacker Slone. Survivors include two sons, Randy Slone of Leburn, Riley Slone of Garner; two daughters, Norma Hughes of Garner, Teresa Huff of Mallie; two brothers, Vernon Slone of Larkslane, Phillip Slone of Hindman; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 17, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with Bill Kirby, Ricky Smith, and others officiating. Burial will be in the Tivis Slone Cemetery, at Garner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Lawrence M. "Doc" Newsom

Age, 87, of Robinson Creek, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born in Pike County, November 4, 1912, he was the son of the late Nancy Hampton Newsome and George W. Newsom. He served as a teacher for nine years and was employed by American Electric Power Company of Pikeville for 36 years. He was a member of the 1932 4-H Poultry Judging Team and continued being an outstanding leader in the Pike County 4-H program through 1999, and was instrumental in establishing a Farm Bureau in Pike County, and served as president and as a member of the board of directors. He also served on the board of directors and attended many Southern States functions. He served as secretary/treasurer for Grace Baptist Church and Sunday School President, a deacon of the church, Little League and Babe Ruth Program member for 27 years, member of the Shelby Valley Hall of Fame, and was instrumental in securing a local fire department for his community. He was also the first chairman of the Pike County Cooperative Extension District Board. He is survived by his wife, Eliza Ellen "Bill" Newsom. Other survivors include two sons, Lawrence R. Newsom of Elizabethtown, Ruey Newsom of Middleton, Ohio; two daughters, Draxie Kirby of Durham, North Carolina, Judith Kinder of Middletown, Ohio; four brothers, Ballard Newsom of Jenkins, Noble Newsom of Virgie, Maurice Newsom of Shelbiana, Gene Newsom of Little Robinson; five sisters, Dora Roberts, and Glenna Newsom, both of Little Robinson, Clara Bartley of Hellier, Eura Lafnear of Detroit, Michigan, Dorothy Damron of Merion, Indiana; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, August 15, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Bob Norman officiating. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were his nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Hobart Potter, Willard Kinser, Charles Lowe Sr., Jerry Meade, Burl Wright, Bob Weddle, Franklin Biliter, Bernard Collier, Dr. Oscar W. Thomson, Gifford Varney, Jack Clevinger, deacons of the Grace Baptist Church, and employees of AEP and Extension and Soil Conservation.  

Kate Shepherd

Age, 89, of Gunlock, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at her residence. Born on March 4, 1911 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Henderson Neeley and Della Shepherd Neeley. She was a member of the Salt Lick Community Church, Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Shepherd. She is survived by five sons, Chandler Shepherd of Silver Lake, Indiana, Jay Shepherd and Farley Shepherd, both of Corona, Indiana, Glen Shepherd and Delmer Shepherd, both of Hueysville; five daughters, Rose Whitaker of Claypool, Indiana, Charity Shepherd of Gunlock, Fredia Alton of Lechine, Michigan, Melvia Shepherd of Hueysville, Bobbie Boyd of Morrow, Ohio; one brother, Burnie Neeley of Cement City, Michigan; one sister, Myrtle Thacker of Portsmouth, Ohio, 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, at 1 p.m., in the Salt Lick Community Church in Hueysville, with Jerry Manns and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Family Cemetery in Gunlock, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Dewayne Shepherd, Kevin Shepherd, Jason Shepherd, Brennin Shepherd, Von Shepherd, Mike Shepherd and Tim Shepherd.  

Jack Patton

Age, 54, of Wayland, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the McDowell Medical Center. Born on December 17, 1945, he was the son of the late Frank Patton and Lula Mullins Patton. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Johnson Patton. Other survivors include one son, Jack Anthony Patton of Wayland; two daughters, Janice Ruby of Morral, Ohio and Rachel Jean Patton of Wayland; three brothers, Judge Patton of Hueysville, Charles Patton of Ohio, and Paul Patton of Kite; three sisters, Lizzie and Ellen of Ohio, and Tennie of Jackson; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Willie Duff officiating. Burial will be in the Waddles Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Leatha L. Joy

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born on March 27, 1912, at Parsons, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William James and Virginia Susan Carr Plaugher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg, and a member of the Eastern Star, Ada Chapter No. 24. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Joy. Survivors include one daughter, Ruth DeRossett of Prestonsburg, and one grandson. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, August 17, at 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  

James Edward Adkins

Age, 65, of Portsmouth, Ohio, formerly of Betsy Layne, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, following an extended illness. Born on December 3, 1934, in Ligon, he was the son of Dinah Hall Adkins of Minford, Ohio, and the late Luther Adkins. Other survivors include four sons, Eddie Adkins of Nicholasville, Ashley Adkins of Greencastle, Indiana, Derrick Bertram and Christopher Bertram, both of Portsmouth, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth Adkins and Paul Adkins, both of Columbus, Ohio, Garland Adkins of Minford, Ohio; three sisters, Eva Stanley and Linda Adkins, both of Columbus, Ohio, Carolyn Hetzel of Greencastle, Indiana; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Bert Tackett

Age, 95, of McDowell, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 15, 1905, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late William Basel and Rhoda White Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, a member of U.M.W.A., at McDowell and was a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, New Salem Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene "Renie" Hamilton Tackett. Survivors include two sons, Harold Tackett and Billy Tackett, both of McDowell; five daughters, Ruby Bailey Smith of Pippa Passes, Ethel Meade of McDowell, Ivalee Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Glenda Quals of Paintsville, Birdie Tuttle of Prestonsburg; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, New Salem Association, Minnie, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the McDowell Community Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Ralph Earl Allen

Age, 89, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, formerly of McDowell, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the Sue Alleghany Regional Hospital in Virginia. Born on September 10, 1910, in Martin, he was the son of the late Martin Van Allen and Elizabeth Gibson Allen. He was a retired miner and businessman. He was a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff, a first class mine foreman, a mine inspector, he owned and operated Allen Insurance Agency, at Martin, and was an U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors include one son, Milford Ray Allen of Clifton Forge, Virginia; three granddaughters, and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers will be Marty Allen, Bobby Allen, Landon Allen, Ralph Allen Slone, Tommy Hall and John C. Hall Jr.

Friday, August 18, 2000

Carl Eugene "Carbide" Bentley

Age, 63, of McDowell, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, following a sudden illness. Born on July 8, 1937, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Hatfield Bentley Sr. and Dorothy Jones Bentley. He was a retired coal miner, a member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, and was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Anna Rose Moore Bentley. Other survivors include three sons, Donnie Charles Bentley and Dwight David Bentley both of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Carl Eugene Bentley Jr. of McDowell; one daughter, Marcie Bentley of Lexington; two brothers, Paul Bentley of Hippo, Curt Bentley of McDowell; one sister, Ruby Damron of McDowell; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Clinton Moore, Jimmy Hall, and others officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

David Elmer Wilson

Age, 35, of Tram, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on December 31, 1964, in Pikeville, he was the son of Viola M. Shepherd Wilson of Tram, and the late Pete Elmer Wilson. He was a disabled park laborer and was a member of the Tram Church of Christ. Survivors include two brothers, Pete Wilson Jr. and Mike Wilson, both of Tram; four sisters, Margaret Wilson Hall and Barbara Wilson Anderson, both of Tram, Shelia Kay Olinger of Hazard, and Juanita Carter of Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 19, at 1 p.m., at the Tram Church of Christ, with several ministers officiating.  

Eddie Hackworth

Age, 91, of Bonanza, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on January 2, 1909, at Bonanza, he was the son of the late Sanford and Belle Click Hackworth. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Julia "Hannah" Hackworth. Other survivors include three sons, William Sanford Hackworth and Ishmael Hackworth, both of Prestonsburg and Ross Edward Hackworth of North Manchester, Indiana; four daughters, Anna Marie Prater of Akron, Indiana and Edna Carol Nelson, Genoia Hackworth and Donna Hackworth all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jerry Hackworth of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Grace Greer of Prestonsburg, 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-children. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 19, at 1 p.m., at the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy Brown, Bill Campbell and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Hackworth family cemetery at Bonanza, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation is at the church.  

Bob Webb

Age, 70, of Beaver, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on November 24, 1929, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Will and Gracie Webb. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Paige Webb, and his second wife, Lacy Tackett Webb. Survivors include three sons, Bill Webb and Danny Webb, both of Beaver, Donnie Webb of Clyde, Ohio; three daughters, Verdie Evans of Craynor, Mabeth Baker of Beaver, Bonnie Koestel of Louisville, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Orville Mitchell and others officiating. Burial will be in the Gayheart Cemetery, Beaver, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Ralph Earl Allen

Age, 89, of Clifton Forge, Virginia, formerly of McDowell, Ky., husband of the late Pauline Hall Allen, and brother of the late Oliver Edward Allen, Ray Robert Allen, Edith Allen O'Hara, Edward Allen, and Edgar Allen, passed away Monday, August 14, 2000, at the Sue Allegahany Regional Hospital in Virginia. He was born September 10, 1910, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Martin Van Allen and Elizabeth Gibson Allen. Mr. Allen was a retired miner and businessman. He was a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff, a first class mine foreman, a mine inspector, owned and operated Allen Insurance Agency, Martin, Ky., and was an U.S. Army, World War II Veteran. Survivors include one son, Milford Ray Allen, Clifton Forge, Va.; three granddaughters, Amber Suzanne Allen, Anmarie Rosalee Allen, and Jana Cheri Allen; one grandson, Landon Ray Allen; two nephews, Forrest Robert Allen and Martin Van Allen both of Winchester, Ky.; four nieces, April Lynn Allen May, Pikeville, Ky., and Mary Elizabeth Allen Slone, McDowell, Ky., Ann Davis and Kaye Gwinn both of Louisville, Kentucky. Funeral services for Ralph Earl Allen will be conducted Friday, August 18, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Wednesday here at the funeral home, with service Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers: Marty Allen, Bobby Allen, Landon Allen, Ralph Allen Slone, Tommy Hall and John C. Hall, Jr. Honorary: Mary Elizabeth Allen Slone, April Lynn Allen May, Wecie Allen, Tiny Thompson, Freda Akers, Verniece Stamper, Kathryn O. Hall and Virginia Hall.

Monday, August 21, 2000

George Rodney King

Age, 58, of Rainelle, West Virginia, died Thursday, July 27, 2000. He grew up at Drift, and was educated in the Drift and McDowell schools. Those preceding him in death were his father, George Will King, formerly of Drift; mother, Grace Spencer; step-father, Archie Spencer, both formerly of Cleveland, Ohio and grandparents, Bill and Annie Blackburn, formerly of Drift. Survivors include two sons, Ronnie King of Thompson, Ohio, Mark King of Mentor, Ohio; his former wife, Beverly King of Euclid, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Mullins of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Randy Spencer of Cleveland, Ohio, six sisters, Dottie Penrod of Greenville, Ohio, Jean McPeaks of Diamond, Ohio, Debbie Churderewicz of Mentor, Ohio, Brenda Yoder of Elyria, Ohio, Linda Profitt of Cleveland, Ohio and Judy McKenzie of Urbana, Indiana; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at the All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.  

Woodrow Fitzpatrick

Age, 83, of East Point, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on November 7, 1916, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Cynthia Stephens Fitzpatrick. He was a heavy equipment operator and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Tussey Fitzpatrick. Survivors include one son, Franklin D. "Big Boy" Fitzpatrick of East Point; one sister, Rhoda Tussey of Prestonsburg; two grandsons, Franklin Kyle Fitzpatrick and Ryan Woodrow Fitzpatrick, both of East Point. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 20, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial will be in the Fitzpatrick family cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Kay Frances Bowen

Age, 63, of Louisville, formerly of Martin, died Friday, August 18, in the Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mae Hagans. She was a retired secretary for Kentucky School Supply, Louisville, and was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville. She is survived by her husband, Gayron Bowen. Other survivors include two daughters, Tamara Lynn Harrelson of Louisville, Robin Hope Rapp of Cummings, Georgia; four sisters, Patricia McCarty of Aurora, Indiana, Wayneoka Worley of Dillsboro, Indiana, Barbara Sue Kelley and Linda L. Thacker, both of Louisville; one brother, Paul Hagans of Langley; and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21, at 10 a.m., in the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville. Graveside services were conducted Monday, August 21, at 3 p.m., in the Hagans Family Cemetery, at Warco, with Rev. Bob Varney officiating. Graveside services were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. 

Edward J. Moriarty Jr.

Age, 70, of Frankfort, died Monday, August 21, 2000, at his home following a brief illness. Born in Louisville, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth Flickinger Moriarty Sr. He was a retired public affairs officer, supervisor, Kentucky State Police, and while employed there he developed the technique of auto glass etching now used worldwide as an automobile theft prevention technique. He had served as public information officer, Kentucky Department of Public Information, and Health Education Specialist, Kentucky State Department of Health. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Susan Marie Hofmann Moriarty. Other survivors include three daughters, Nancy Howard of Knoxville, Tennessee, Amy Blakeman of Lexington, Polly Jackson of Boca Raton, Florida; and five sons, Daniel Moriarty of Lexington, Rev. John Moriarty of Prestonsburg, Edward Moriarty III of Nicholasville, Gary Moriarty of Frankfort and Mark Moriarty of Prestonsburg; one brother, George H. Moriarty of Shelbyville, Indiana; and five grandchildren. Funeral mass will be conducted Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Leestown Road, Frankfort, with James Kendrick Williams, Bishop of Lexington, Celebrant Father John Moriarty, and Co-celebrant Father Michael Ramler presiding. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Frankfort, Friday, August 25, under the direction of LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home.  

Garlie Slone

Age, 64, of Garner, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 25, 1936, in Garner, he was the son of the late Eshmel and Myrtle Slone. He was a disabled employee of Garner Lumber Company, and was a member of the Hindman United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Dean Thacker Slone. Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Hicks Slone of Hueysville; two sons, Randy Slone of Leburn and Riley Slone of Garner; two daughters, Norma Hughes of Garner and Teresa Huff of Mallie; two brothers, Vernon Slone of Larkslane and Phillip Slone of Hindman; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 17, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with Bill Kirby, Ricky Smith, and others officiating. Burial will be in the Tivis Slone Cemetery, at Garner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Missouri Shannon

Age, 77, of Elkhart, Indiana, died Sunday, August 20, at the Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Elkhart. Born on February 22, 1923, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Baker and Polly Ann Triplett. She formerly was a member of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah M. Shannon. Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, Charles D. Shannon and K. Paul Shannon, both of Okeechobee, Florida; four daughters, Phyllis Hall of Paintsville, Katherine Meeks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Brenda Moore and Emily Hall, both of Elkhart, Indiana, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 23, at 10 a.m., at Grace Baptist Church, Bristol, Indiana, with Reverend Michael Quirey officiating. Interment will be in the Little Pine Cemetery, under the direction of Billings Funeral Home. 

Michael L. Shepherd

Age, 24, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 21, at KY 114, Prestonsburg, following an accident. Born on October 19, 1975, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of James Shepherd of Prestonsburg, and the late Danese Thornsbury Shepherd. He was a coal miner for Excel Mining, (formerly Pontiki Coal Company). In addition to his father, he is survived by his step-mother, Bessie Prater Shepherd. Other survivors include his wife, Crystal Blair Shepherd; one son, Michael Lynn Shepherd II of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Thomas Shepherd and Paul Junior Sizemore, both of Hippo. Also surviving are his paternal grandmother, Aileen Rowland Shepherd of Hippo; his maternal grandmother, Ida Mae Thornsbury of Hippo; his step-grandparents, James and Ottie Richie Prater of Emmalena; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy C. and Shirley Hunter Blair of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 24, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Shepherd Cemetery, at David, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Stefanie Leann Osborne

Age, 8, of Banner, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born December 22, 1991, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Greg Osborne and Shelia Ratliff Osborne of Banner. She was a student in the third grade at Allen Elementary School. Survivors, other than her parents, include her grandmother, Bernice Ratliff of Elkhorn City, and her paternal grandfather, Ellis Osborne of Banner. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 23, at 11 a.m., at the Elkhorn City Church of Christ, with Bill Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, in East Shelbiana, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.  

Frank Little

Age, 56, of Melvin, died Monday, August 21, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 6, 1944, in Floyd County, he was the son of Lonnie Thornsberry Little of Melvin, and the late Wade Little. He was a disabled truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Jean Bates Little. Other survivors include three sons, Teddy Little of Louisville, Jerry Little of Pikeville, Anthony Little of Melvin; one daughter, Billie DeLauder of Pikeville; two sisters, Milda Blair of Atlanta, Georgia, JoAnn Little of Melvin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 24, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari and Chester Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Friday, August 25, 2000

Sydney Gabrielle Mullins

Age, 3, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at the Childrens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born on November 24, 1996, in Hazard, she was the daughter of Terry Dean and Kathy Burke Mullins. Survivors, other than her parents, include one sister, Stephanie Nicole "Nikki" Mullins of Hi Hat; one brother, Terrence Mullins of Hi Hat; paternal grandparents, Herman Mullins and Mildred Dawson Mullins of Hi Hat. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edward Burke and Thelma King Burke. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 26, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, at Price, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. In lieu of flowers: Donations are requested to be made to the Children's Organ Transplant Association, 2501 Cota Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403.  

Bonnie Jarrell

Age, 71, of Cow Creek, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness.Born on February 18, 1929, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella Mullins Lewis. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Lancer. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Jarrell. Other survivors include five sons, Robin Cousino of Oklahoma, Randy Cousino, and Ralph Cousino, both of Coldwater, Michigan, Roger Cousino of Albion, Michigan, Ancel Phillip Engle of Battle Creek, Michigan; one daughter, Estil Jean Endicott of Prestonsburg; one brother, Tennis Lewis of Cedarville, Ohio; one sister, Billy Jean Claucherty of Homer, Michigan, 11 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 25, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Jarrell Cemetery, at Slick Rock, Cow Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Richard Watts Sr.

Age, 73, of Wheelwright, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on January 29, 1929, in Maben, Alabama, he was the son of the late Earnest and Caroline Key Watts. He was a retired state mining inspector, a member of the U.M.W.A. and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, at Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Annie Laura Dixon Watts. Other survivors include two sons, Richard Watts Jr., and Larry D. Watts, both of Wheelwright; three daughters, Wanda Lou Gibbs of Detroit, Michigan, Ruth Yvonne Watts of Wheelwright, Devondrea Watts of Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Joe Nathan Watts and Earnest Watts Jr., both of Birmingham, Alabama, Ben L. Watts of Florida, and Johnny Watts of Amherst, N.Y.; two sisters, Sarah Brown of Buffalo, New York, Louise Langford of New York, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m., at the Light House Temple, at Wheelwright, with Rev. Ronald Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Amie Burke

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on October 14, 1921, at Lancer, she was the daughter of the late James and Rosie Setser Morrison. She was a retired cook with the Clark Elementary School and later with Meals on Wheels, and former employee of the US Shoe Company of Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church and DAV Women's Auxiliary.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bennie Meadows, and second husband, Charles E. Burke. Survivors include five daughters, Ruby Ousley and Edith Burke, both of Prestonsburg, Judy Seiffert and Opal Calhoun, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and Oma Rose of Claypool, Indiana; one sister, Lucy E. McGuire Hunter of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 26, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Nelson and Ellis Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Monday, August 28, 2000

Alice Stump

Age, 82 of Phelps passed away August 26, 2000, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson. She was born June 17, 1918, in Phelps, the daughter of the late George H. and Florence Dotson Coleman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Peter Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Western Stump; seven brothers and one sister. Survivors include five sons, Vernon Stump of Phelps, Edward Stump of Clay City, Jimmy Stump of Frenchburg, Charles Stump of Ransom, Allan Stump of Hazard; one daughter Marie Casey of Clay City; two sisters Bessie Layne of Pikeville, Maebelle Lee of Covington; 19 grand children and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m., at the Peter Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Phelps. Visitation will be at the church after 5 p.m., Sunday, August 27, with services at 7 p.m., with Primitive Baptist Ministers officiating. Interment will be at the Dotson Cemetery, Beech Creek, Phelps. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  

Gary D. Thompson

Age, 62, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at 1:30 a.m., at Mount Carmel West in Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness. He was born April 8, 1938, in Paintsville to Thomas Burton and Idola Virginia Hale Thompson. He moved to Washington Court House in 1961 from Prestonsburg. He was a member of St. Colman Catholic Church and a 27-year employee of Armco Steele. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Snodgrass; one daughter Toni Horney of Washington Court House; two sons, Gary Thompson of Washington Court House, and Mark Thompson of Mount Sterling; three grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas Burton Thompson of Prestonsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 28, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Colman Catholic church by the Rev. Father Jan C. Sullivan, pastor at the church. Cremation will follow the service. Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington, Court House Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County Inc., P.O. Box 849, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.  

Madeline Hall

Age, 58, of Galveston, died Friday, August 22, at her residence following an extended illness. Born on July 27, 1942, in Galveston, she was the daughter of the late Green and Mae Hall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Keathley. Survivors include three sons, Deannie Keathley, Galveston, David Keathley, Stickney, Ill., and Bill Keathley, Harold; two daughters, Ella Mae Adkins, Harold, and Patricia Keathley, Galveston; two brothers, Raymond Hall, Pikeville, and Don Hall, Galveston; four sisters, Emogene Hamilton, Pikeville, Fannie Dotson, Cicero, Ill., Lassie Belcher and Geraldine Howell, both of Galveston; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 28, at 1 p.m. at the Little Rachel Old Regular Baptist Church, Galveston, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Garden, Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Gomer Slone

Age, 73, of Mousie, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1927, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Henry Slone and Stella Slone Thornsberry. He was a disabled laborer and a member of the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Mattingly Slone. Other survivors include two sons, George Steven Slone of Pippa Passes, Vernon Gomer Slone of Mousie; one daughter, Tonya Gayle Sandlin of Mallie; one brother, Daniel Slone of Mousie; one-half sister, Clara Newberry of Nebraska; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 27, at 11 a.m., at the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church, at Pippa Passes, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Jimmy Slone Cemetery, at Pippa Passes, under the directon of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Geraldine Endicott

Age, 38, of Ewing, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on May 24, 1962, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Emogene Burchett Endicott and the late T.Y. "Chester" Jarrell. She is survived by her husband, Ezra Endicott. Survivors include one son, Billy Ray Endicott of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Donna Kay Endicott of Ewing; and one sister, Mitzi Hall of Endicott. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bill Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Garland Lee Rogers Sr.

Age, 48, of Betsy Layne, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital emergency room, following an automobile accident. Born on June 7, 1952, in Pikeville, he was the son of Tanie Spears Rogers of Harold, and the late Curtis Rogers. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Flora Betty Bradley Rogers. Other survivors include one son, Gerald Rogers Jr. of Harold; two daughters Melissa DeBoard of Hurricane, Pat Kingsley of David; two step-daughters, Tanya Bradley and Patty Bennett, both of Harold; six brothers, Terry Rogers of Virgie, Larmen Rogers, Dale Rogers, Danny Rogers, Randy Rogers, and Timmy Rogers, all of Harold; two sisters, Bonnie Newsome and Sharon Rogers, both of Harold; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 30, at 2 p.m., at the Mothers Home Old Regular Baptist Church, at Harold, with Russell Jacobs and others officiating. Burial will be in the Rogers Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

James Ed Stambaugh

Age, 81, of Brush Creek, Hueysville, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at the Martin County Health Care Center, Inez. He was born February 11, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Phillip Stambaugh and Virginia Cordial Stambaugh. He was a retired employee of Inland Gas Company, and was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Salyer Stambaugh. Survivors include one daughter, Carol Lafferty of Paintsville; one grandchild, one great-grandchild, and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hueysville Church of Christ, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Prater Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Josephine Ellis Howard

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on October 4, 1915, at Water Gap, she was the daughter of the late Parmer Tilden and Laura Belle Lafferty Ellis. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a deacon and elder for many years, a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Howard. Survivors include one daughter, Judith Ann Howard Carter of Prestonsburg; three sons, O.R. "Pete" Howard of Prestonsburg, Tim Howard of Auxier, Jim Howard of Prestonsburg; two sisters, June Gearheart and Isabell Spotte, both of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 29, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Interment was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers were Alan Carter Roberts, Peter Howard, James Howard II, James Carter III, Jonathan Goble, Ron Slone, Tommy Poe and Scott Kidd. Honorary pallbearers were Orville Cooley, Jim Goble, Frank Heinze, Tim Jessen, Bob Hughes, Marvin Music Jr., Freddie Goble, Bob Perry, Will Kendrick and John Everly.  

Geraldine Endicott

Age, 38, of Ewing, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on May 24, 1962, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Emogene Burchett of Endicott, and the late T.Y. "Chester" Jarrell. She is survived by her husband, Ezra Endicott. Other survivors include one son, Billy Ray Endicott of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Donna Kay Endicott of Ewing; and one sister, Mitzi Hall of Endicott. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bill Collins officiating. Burial was in the Goble Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Lynn Tucker, Villy Endicott, Jeremy Jarrell, Tim Justice, Andy Collins, Charles Endicott, Ronnie Jarrell and Charlie Fulford.  

Lovel Hall

Age , 53, of Martin, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. He was born February 3, 1947, in Grethel, the son of the late William Jay "W.J." Hall and Maudie Vance Hall. He was the Floyd County Property Valuation administrator, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Wheelwright No. 899, Scottish Rite (25 years), a member of the Oleika Shrine, Lexington, member of the International Assessing Officers, a member of the Kentucky State PVA Association, a Kentucky Colonel, and a former board member for the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Cendia Marie Marshall Hall. Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Hancock of Martin, Ronda Green of Langley; four brothers, Virgil B. Hall of Okeechobee, Florida, James K. Hall of Beaver, Forrest D. Hall of Grethel, Denzil Ray Hall of McDowell; two sisters, Delphia Driggs of Towsen, Maryland, Eloise Pratt of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren. The Masonic service will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 1, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Clinton Moore and Jimmy Hall, officiating. Burial will be in the W.J. Hall Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. 

Richard L. Moore

Age, 74, of Hartville, Ohio, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at home, following a brief illness. He was born May 22, 1926, in Wayland, the son of the late Noah and Elie Stewart Moore. He retired from the Babcock and Wilcox Company in 1978 as a supervisor of welding and fabrication after 26 yeas of service at the Canton Plant with E.W. Bliss and B & W combined. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union as a welder with E.W. Bliss Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WW II. He was a member of the local Beekeeper Association and the Babcock & Wilcox Retirees Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Clatworthy Moore. Other survivors include three brothers, Arnold Ray, James, and Larry; three sisters, Artie McMillan, Florence Lindamood and Donna Butler. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 1, at 11 a.m., in the Arnold Funeral Home, Hartville. Burial will be in the Mount Peace Cemetery, under the direction of Arnold Funeral Home.

Rosemary Ratliff

Age, 73, of Sidney, Ohio, died August 27, 2000, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Born November 26, 1926, at Maytown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel P. Ratliff and Lillie Frasure Ratliff. Her husband, Henry C. Ratliff, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Lola Strunk, Vonda Douglas and Beulah Clark, all of Sidney; and two brothers, Don Ratliff, of Sidney and James Ratliff, of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at the Cromes Funeral Homes, Sidney, Ohio, with Rev. Kenneth Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Memory Gardens, in Sidney, Ohio, under the direction of Cromes Funeral Home.  

Shelby Jean Campbell

Age, 62, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Dana, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at the residence of her mother, Mona Boyd, at Dana. Born on December 28, 1937, in Dana, she was the daughter of Mona Boyd, of Dana, and the late Arthur A. Boyd. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Curtis Campbell, preceded her in death. Survivors, other than her mother, include two sons, Glenn Campbell and Curtis Campbell, both of Spring, Texas; three brothers, Montis Boyd and Juan Boyd both of Dana; Stephen Boyd of Prestonsburg; one sister, Gail Taylor of Dana; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 28, at 10 a.m., at the Klein Funeral Home, Tomball, Texas. Burial was in the Klein Cemetery, in Pinehurst, Texas. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Millard Sizemore

Age, 72, of Martin, died Friday, August 25, 2000, in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born September 15, 1927, in Orkney, the son of the late Willie Sizemore and Mollie Flannery Sizemore. He was a retired coal miner; member of the U.M.W.A.; a U.S. Army, World War II veteran; and a member of the First Baptist Church, Martin. He is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Stephens Sizemore. Other survivors include three sons, Terry Sizemore, Bobby Sizemore and John Sizemore, all of Martin; three brothers, Willard Sizemore of Martin, Leonard Ray Sizemore of Holgate, Ohio, Larry Sizemore of Deshler, Ohio; four sisters, Daisy L. Vines of Murr Hot Springs, California, Della Jane Moore of Cheyenne Wyoming, Sarah Allen Mitchell of Wheelwright, Martha Sue Hall of Martin; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 28, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Graydon Howard, officiating. Burial was in the Dingus Cemetery, (Dinwood) Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Danny Sizemore, Joe Bailey, Delmer Hall, Tommy Claude Hall, Steve Hall, Danny Flannery, Jonathan Sizemore, Dane Sizemore, Terry Thompson, Rufus Samons, and Rubin Stephens.  

Mida Jane King

Age, 94, of Louisville, formerly of Printer, died Friday, August 25, 2000, in Wesley Manor, Louisville. She was born September 8, 1905, in Printer, the daughter of the late William "Will" Halbert and Kate Sizemore Halbert. She was a member of the Trinty Hills United Methodist Church, Lexington. Her husband, Walter Scott King, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Franklin Delano King of Saline, Michigan, William Edward King of Greenfield, Ohio; two daughters, Eleanor Isaacs of Louisville, Wally Jarrell Hinton of Maysville, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 28, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Kurtis Scott King, officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Ken Hinton, Korey King, Devin King, Kurt King, Paul Weaver and Johnny Holbrook.