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As Reported In The Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, August 30, 2002

George D. Tackett

Age, 62, of Beaver, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 26, 1939, at Beaver, he was the son of the late Thomas and Fannie Hall Tackett. He was a disabled coal miner and a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Linda Flanary Tackett of Beaver. Other survivors include one son, Scott Tackett and wife, Tammy, of Craynor; two brothers, Clifford Tackett and Hatler Tackett, both of Beaver; three sisters, Carolyn Newsome of Beaver, Lacie Teems and Mary Belle Hall, both of Ellijay, Georgia, and two grandchildren, Amby and Dustin Tackett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Tackett; five brothers, Thomas Tackett Jr., Andy Jack Tackett, Amos Tackett, Willie Tackett and Henry Tackett; and four sisters, Barbara Caudill, Vernia Paige, Roberta Tackett and Wanda Tackett. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 31, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Genevie Daniels

Age 71, of Stephens Branch, Martin, wife of Arnold Daniels, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at her residence in Martin. She was born July 16, 1931, in McDowell, the daughter of the late King Jones and Molly Tackett Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Rosa Church of the New Salem Association of the Old Regular Baptist Church for 35 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Arnold Dean Daniels of Eastern; two daughters, Linda Sue Caudill of Estill, and Brenda Gail Huffman of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren, Sarah Genevie Jent, Teresa Ann Ramey, Danielle Dawn Slone, Logan Darrell Shepherd, and Kristen Nicole Daniels; and six great-grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Paige, Victoria Lyn Jent, Justin Lee Jent, Cody Blake Ramey, Casey Brandon Ramey, and Kayleigh Dawn Slone. Funeral services for Genevie Daniels will be conducted Friday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Charles Edward Hall Sr.

Age, 60, of Huntington, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, August 26, 2002, at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born on July 8, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ballard and Clercy Hall. He was a disabled factory worker, and a member of the Church of Christ in Huntington, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hall. Survivors include two sons, Charles Hall Jr. and wife, Jill, and Bobby Joe Hall and wife, Charlene, both of Huntington, Indiana; two daughters, Charlene Sue Poe and husband, Steven, of Huntington, Indiana; and Cheryl Smith and husband, Randall, of Van Buren, Indiana; one brother, Ted Hall of Huntington, Indiana; five sisters, Susanna Johnson of Huntington, Indiana, Ora Tackett and Ersey Williams, both of Bevinsville, Mary Branham of McDowell, and Maggie Slone of Helmer, Indiana, and 10 grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur Hall, Will Hall, Banks Hall, and Donald Hall; and two sisters, Madgie Hall and Margie Hall. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 29, 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church in Bevinsville, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Rex Meade

Age 77, of McDowell, husband of Bonnie Bell Henson, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002, in the McDowell Appalachian Re-gional Hospital, McDowell. He was born August 12, 1925, at Hi Hat, the son of the late Sam T. and Vada Gibson Meade. He was a retired carpenter, and bus driver for the Floyd County School System. Survivors include one son, Sam Meade of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter, Deborah Patrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; two step-sons, Randy and Kermit Bell Jr., both of McDowell; one brother, Edgar Meade of Allen Park, Michigan; two sisters, Betty Breeding of Lexington and Genevieve Stidham of Eaton, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one brother, Raymond Meade. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, at 12 noon, at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Meade Family Cemetery, McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Brent Luxmore, Gary Meade, Meredith Slone, Raymond Ward, and Terry Paige.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Edison “Buddy” Johnson

Age, 53, of McDowell, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on March 5, 1949, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Raymond and Stella Thornsbury Johnson. He was a disabled coal miner and an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Collins Johnson. Survivors include one son, William R. Johnson of Auxier; five daughters, Kimberly Ann Little of Weeksbury, Tonya Ann Rhodd of Wyoming, Annie Peterson of Battle Creek, Michigan, Stella R. Frasure and Tammy M. Justice, both of McDowell; and one step-son, J.J. Johnson of Wheelwright; one brother, Ray Lee Johnson of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Donna Bentley, and Maudie Crum, both of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery at Arkansas Creek, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Rex Meade

Age 77, of McDowell, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002, in the McDowell Appalachian Re-gional Hospital, McDowell. He was born August 12, 1925, at Hi Hat, the son of the late Sam T. and Vada Gibson Meade. He was a retired carpenter, and bus driver for the Floyd County School System. Survivors include one son, Sam Meade of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter, Deborah Patrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; two step-sons, Randy and Kermit Bell Jr., both of McDowell; one brother, Edgar Meade of Allen Park, Michigan; two sisters, Betty Breeding of Lexington and Genevieve Stidham of Eaton, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one brother, Raymond Meade. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, at 12 noon, at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Meade Family Cemetery, McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Brent Luxmore, Gary Meade, Meredith Slone, Raymond Ward, and Terry Paige.

Matthew Maxwell Goble

Matthew Maxwell Goble, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Survivors include his parents, Matthew and Charla Goble of Prestonsburg. His maternal grandparents are Carole Ann and Charles “Butch” Bentley of Wayland, and the late Chalmer Hall; paternal grandparents are Kathy Goble of Prestonsburg, and the late Bill Tom Goble. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, August 10, at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.
Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Estelean H. Jacobs

Age 62, of Pippa Passes, wife of Gayland Jacobs, passed away, Sunday, August 25, 2002, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard. She was born July 15, 1940, in Raven, the daughter of the late Ruben Hall and Sarah Lee Thomas Hall. She was a retired school teacher. She earned a BA in education from Caney Junior College and Berea College, and worked to attain her Masters and Rank I at Morehead State University. She taught for more than 25 years in the Knott County School Systems. She was a member of the Ancient of Arizona Old Regular Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. She was an outstanding young women finalist in 1978, based on excellence in the classroom. Surviving, an addition to her loving husband, include one son, Eric Erwin Jacobs, and his wife, Anna Margaret of Pippa Passes; two daughters, Tonia “Toni” Gaye Jacobs-Henry, and her husband, Bruce Dean; and Kristalean Rasanda Phillips, and her husband, Christopher Britton; seven brothers, Lawrence Hall of Dema, Russell Hall, Haskle Hall, and Roger Hall, all of Raven, Gleva Hall of Lafayette, Indiana, Harold Hall of Quincy, and Bobby Doyle Hall of Topmost; four sisters, Opal Harris of Winchester, Glenna Fern Vance and Sharon Kay Hicks, both of Paynesville, West Virginia, and Delois Hagerman of Ligonier, Indiana; two grandchildren, Hannah Olivia Henry and Edwin “Tyler” Henry; two step-grandchildren, Charity Ailene Henry, and Elizabeth Nicole Henry. She was preceded in death by two infant brothers, James Marvin Hall and Hershel Hall. Funeral services for Estelean H. Jacobs will be conducted, Thursday, August 29, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Cluett Hall, Curtis Hall, and Deffort “Honeybun” Thornsberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Dry Creek, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made to June Buchanan School Scholarship Fund in memory of Mrs. Jacobs, 100 Purpose Rd., Pippa Passes, KY 41844.

Willie Golden Wilburn

Age 89, of Toler Creek Road, Harold, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at his residence at Harold. Born March 23, 1913, at Harold, he was the son of the late Finley and Mertie Sturgill Wilburn. He was a retired coal miner; a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flara Hamilton Wilburn; one daughter, Jewelle Likens; and one brother, Clifford Wilburn. Survivors include one son, Phil Wilburn of Louisa; one daughter, Trilba Jean Keathley of Harold; three sisters, Norma Conn, Erma Damron and Rhoda Belle King, all of Harold; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 17, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Flossie B. Holbrook

Age, 100, of Ada, Ohio, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at Richland Manor Nursing Home of Bluffton, Ohio. Born on June 26, 1902, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mahala (Music) Snavely. She was a homemaker and a member of the Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville, Ohio. Her husband, Jessie Holbbrook, preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister, Lora Mae DeRossett of Reading, California; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 27, 11 a.m., at Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio, with Rev. Russell Manns and Rev. Willie Collins officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions: Auglaize United Baptist Church of Maysville, Ohio.

Bronley Gene Williams

Age 57, of Paintsville, formerly of Floyd County, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born August 10, 1945, in Knott County, the son of the late Everett Sr. and Garnetta Butcher Williams. He was a special education teacher for the Johnson County School System. Survivors include one brother, Jack Blake Williams of Franklin, Indiana, and one sister, Anna Laura Bowling of Fayetteville, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 27, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Hugh Heneager officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery, Williamsport, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Paul Williams, David Williams, Tim Williams, Stanton Watson, Brett Watson, Ronnie Baker, Paul Mullins and Chet Davies.

Delia Mae Moore Nolan

Age, 89, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on June 2, 1913, at Lily, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late John Moore and Rebecca M. Jones Moore. She retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education; was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, and the Prestonsburg Senior Citizens. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Kalos of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Beulah Cassidy of Corbin, Wanda Casey of Keavy, Rotha Smith of Lily, and Edith Cole of Hamilton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Dee Dee Callis of Prestonsburg, Mitchell Kalos of Charleston, West Virginia, Brad Kalos of New York, New York; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers: Jacob Callis, Nick Kalos, Daniel Kalos, Dustin Kalos, Paul Nunn, Pete Jarvis, Ron Johnson, Cam Garrett, Estill Carter, Andy Elliott, and Charles Hale.

Monday, August 26, 2002

Ronald A. Balch

Age, 55, of Heidelberg, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at St. Joseph
Hospital, in Lexington, after a brief illness. Born January 8, 1947, in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the son of Graham Balch and Dorothy Brown. He was a disabled construction worker and a veteran of the United States Army Special Forces unit. He is survived by his parents; one son, Patrick (Roxanne) Balch, of Hazard; one grandson, Roman Patrick Balch, of Hazard; and his ex-wife, Challis Balch, also of Hazard. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 24, at 4 p.m., at the Clear Creek Free Church, at Fisty. Baptist ministers officiated. Burial followed at Beech Creek Cemetery, at Emmalena, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Friday, August 23, 2002

Frances Hamilton

Age, 96, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the Brethren Care Nursing Home, in Ashland, Ohio. Born October 4, 1905, in Galveston, she was the daughter of the late Solas and Mary (Hamilton) Akers. She was the widow of Joe Hamilton. She and her husband owned and operated several stores, including Hamilton’s Grocery, in Craynor. They were farmers who operated several dairies throughout Kentucky and Ohio, moving to the Greenwich area in 1950, where they helped operate the J&F Bargain Center. She was a member of the Ruggles Grange and the Ashland Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of the Little Pilgrim Home Church, in Ruggles Twp., Ohio. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Frernon Hamilton Jr.; four brothers; and, six sisters. Survivors include one son, Frernon (Melvina Pearl) Hamilton, of Greenwich; and, three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m., at the Little Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church, in Ruggles Twp., under the direction of the Eastman Funeral Home, New London, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Ashland County Memorial Park under the direction of the Eastman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday (today) at the church.

John Rice Jr.

Age, 76, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at his residence. Born October 3, 1925, in Glo, he was the son of John W. and Willie Mae (Snavely) Rice. He was a Marine veteran of World War II, having served as a military policeman in Guam. He owned and operated a market and several service stations. He served as bar manager at the V.F.W. Post #3030. He was a retired meat cutter, who enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William; and two sisters, Helen and Aileen. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Pegg Rice; one son, Phillip John Rice, of Otsego Michigan; two daughters, Linda (Dennis) Snider, of Plainwell, and Colleen (Boyd) Morris, of Seward, Alaska; two grandchildren, Jeremiah (Crystal) Morris, of Wasilla, Alaska, and Andrea (Thomas) Boor, of Seward, Alaska; two great-grandchildren, Triston and Haley Boor; three brothers, Luther (Florence) Rice, of Allegan, Curtis (Edith) Rice and Donal (Mary) Rice, both of Warren, Michigan; one sister, BettyLou (Reaford) Blankenship, of Oak Harbor, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 1 p.m., at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Michigan. Chaplain Donal Ray Rice will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

James Daniels

Age, 75, of Drift, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1927, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James S. Daniels and Lovie Dutton Daniels. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a member of the Church of Christ at Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Young Daniels; four sons, Raymond Daniels, of Martin, Gary Daniels, of Frenchburg, Richard Daniels and Shawn Daniels, both of Drift; and three daughters, Vaughn (Nina) Salisbury, of Hunter, Karen Shepherd, and Lydia Gaye Daniels, both of Drift. Other survivors include five brothers, Ben Daniels, of North Carolina, Marion (Nicky) Daniels, of Michigan, Walter Daniels, of Ohio, Lee Francis Daniels, of New Jersey, Earl Robinett, of Kentucky; four sisters, Dorthy Daniels, of New Jersey, Bulah DeLong, of Kentucky, Ruby Creger, of North Carolina, and Floretta Shepherd, of Kentucky; 1 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, at Drift, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.
Visitation was at the funeral home.

Josephine Yates

Age, 70, of Printer, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at the Clark Regional Medical Care Center, in Winchester. Born August 27, 1931, in Printer, she was the daughter of the late Robert Meade and Bertha Hamilton Meade. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil Yates; one son, Chris Yates; two daughters, Gwinna Davis Carroll and Anna Doris Yates; 4 great- grandchildren; and, 1 great-great grandchild. Survivors include five sons, Carter Yates, of Martin, Steven Yates, of Printer, Denzil Yates Jr., of Magoffin County, Danny Yates and Tim Yates, both of Garrett; five daughters, Connie Mullins and Pearlene Yates, both of Printer, Nadine Herrell, of Columbus, Ohio, Helen Isaac, of Martin, and LaDonna Briggs, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Ike Meade and James Meade, both of Printer; seven sisters, Delsa Adams, of Viper, Wanda Riley, of Harold, Shirley McKinney and Ethel Meade, both of Printer, Irene Conn, of Martin, Gladys McKinney, of Prestonsburg, and Pauline Conn, of Cave Run; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Josephine Yates will be conducted Thursday, August 22, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in the Meade Cemetery, at Printer, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Pearl LeMaster Ellis

Age, 85, of Langley, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born November 20,1916, in Whitehouse, she was the daughter of the late John LeMaster and Maxie Parsons LeMaster. She was a retired cook, having worked 28 years at Maytown Elementary School as an employee of the Floyd County school system, and was a member of the Zebulon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Ellis. Survivors include three sons, Bucky D. Ellis, of Wellington, Charles H. Ellis, of Syracuse, Indiana, and Jeff Ellis, of Van Lear; four daughters, Joy Gibson, Sandy Moore and Carolyn Moore, all of Langley, and Patricia Leonard, of Van Lear; one brother, Frank LeMaster, of Baltimore, Maryland; three sisters, Agnes Rittinger, of Baltimore, Maryland, Jo Anne Edlow, of Frankfort, and Jesse David, of Paintsville; 27 grandchildren and 39 great- grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Ray Ellis, and one daughter, Martha Slone. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 18, at 2: 00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Tom Harding officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers for Pearl LeMaster Ellis were: Dwayne Gibson, Ron Moore, Shane Moore, Steven Slone, John Cobb, Bill Cobb, Jamie Cobb, Mike Gibson, Lenville Martin, and Phil Slone.

Lossie Marie Hall

Age, 82, of Betsy Layne, formerly of Weeksbury, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, following an extended illness. Born July 14, 1920, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of Lish Little and Flora Click Little. She was a homemaker and a member of Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ishmal Hall, one son, Delmas Hall, and one daughter, Carol Endicott. Survivors include one son, Edward B. Hall, of Ransom; three daughters, Shirley Paige, of Pike County; Sheila Dolan, of Columbus, Ohio; and Sandra Stambaugh, of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Claude Little, and Jessie Little, both of Weeksbury, and Merle Little, of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Mary Ann Ridont, of Columbus, Ohio, Peggy Holbrook, of Melvin, Rena Mae Taylor, of Neon, and Patsy Branham, of Weeksbury; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 19, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with Old Regular Baptist Church clergy officiating. Burial was in the Little Family Cemetery, Weeksbury, under the direction of the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Willie Golden Wilburn

Age, 89, of Toler Creek Road, Harold, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at his residence. Born March 22, 1913, at Harold, he was the son of the late Finley and Mertie Sturgill Wilburn. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Hamilton Wilburn; one daughter, Jewelle Lolems; and, one brother, Clifford Wilburn. Survivors include one son, Phil Wilburn, of Louisa; one daughter, Trilba Jean Keathley, of Harold; three sisters, Norma Conn, Erma Damron and Rhoda Belle King, all of Harold; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Mitchell H. Lawson

Age, 31, of Dana, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, following an extended illness. Born on August 24, 1970, in Marietta, Georgia, he was the son of Ed and Sandi Fife Lawson. He was a disabled factory worker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Survivors include one daughter, Hailey Ann Lawson, of Westland, Michigan; paternal grandmother, Elsie Lawson, of Drift; one brother, Robert, of Marietta, Georgia; and one sister, Sherry, of Jacksonville, Florida. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Willie D. Lawson, and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Nannie Fife. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, August 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, at Drift, with Ted Shannon officiating, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Monday, August 19, 2002

Arnold Freeman

Age, 60, of Bardstown, a native of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. He is survived by his wife, Helen Freeman of Bardstown. Other survivors include two sons, Charlie and Aubert Freeman, both of Mt. Washington; two daughters, Johnnie Karr of Bloomfield, and Dawn Murley of Bardstown; one brother, Henry Sizemore of Findlay, Ohio; four sisters, Billie Smith, Naomi Shepherd and Nyoka Decker, all of Findlay, Ohio, and Nora Bales of Florence; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 19, 11 a.m., at Schmid Funeral Home, Mt. Washington. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington. Visitation is Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Hi Morgan Bradford

Age, 64, of Grace Village, Winona Lake, Indiana, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born December 17, 1937, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Johnny and Ann Prater Bradford. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County since 1995. He was an electrician, and a member of the Warsaw First Brethren Church, Warsaw, Indiana. Survivors include four sons, Larry Edward Bradford of Centerville, Tennessee, Gregory Bradford of Bourbon, Indiana, Charles Kevin Bradford of Bradington, Florida, and Anthony T. Bradford of Marion, Indiana; four brothers, Grover C. Bradford, Marvin Ray Bradford, and Ronald Bradford, all of Prestonsburg; and Fairly Bradford of Roanne, Indiana; and three sisters, Maxine Rose and Limosine Willis, both of Prestonsburg and Jewell Hall, of Lebanon, Tennessee; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m., at the McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Pastor Bill Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Mamie Newman

Age 87, of Prestonsburg, widow of Wayne L. Newman, passed away, Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born March 9, 1915, in Hi Hat, the daughter of the late Willard Caudill and Minda Brown Caudill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clear Creek United Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Clyde “Bud” Newman, and his wife, Ella Sue Newman of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Bonnie Boal, and her husband, Harry, of Centerville, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 14, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home

Ernest Powell Clay

Ernest Powell Clay, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2002, following an extended illness. He was born June 17, 1928, in Allen, the son of the late John Beverly Clay and Gertrude Cheek Clay. He had resided in Gallipolis, Ohio, for 40 years. He served in the Army during the Korean War; retired from Equifax Insurance Investigating, and was a member of the French City Baptist Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Crisp Clay. He has one daughter, Beverly Clay-Rothgeb of Gallipolis, Ohio; one brother, Howard Clay of Allen; numerous brothers-and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, April 14, at the Martin Cemetery, Allen, with Clergyman Bobby Osborne officiating. Visitation is from 11:30 to 12:30 Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Friday, August 9, 2002

Grethel Newsome Mullins

Age, 80, of Melvin, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born October 24, 1921, in Pound, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Tavis Dove and Vangie McCray Newsome. She was a retired postal worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Mullins. Survivors include one son, Jerry Mullins of Melvin; three daughters, Gloria Jean Mosley (Gene) of Winchester; Gwendolyn Lafferty (Martin) of Shelbyville, Tennessee; and Glenna Gail Reynolds of Pippa Passes; two brothers, Ballard Newsome of Winchester, and Raymond Newsome of Clearwater, Florida; one sister, Grace Branham of Bypro; eight grandchildren; five great-grandsons; a sister-in-law, Grace Newman, and a special friend, Viola Stewart. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Newsome and Millard Newsome. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8, at 2:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with John Burke and Orville Burke officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Dan Rowland

Dan Rowland, 61, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, following a brief illness. Born on November 16, 1940, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Hugh D. and Kittie Hagans Rowland. He was a member of the Floyd County Bar Association, former assistant commonwealth attorney, former assistant county attorney, and a former radio announcer for W.M.D.J. Survivors include one son, Tom Rowland, of Lexington; and one brother, Cleaties (Howdy) Rowland, of Blue River. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Doug Rowland. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 10, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tom Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, anytime Friday, and before services on Saturday.

Draxie Hamilton Slone

Age, 80, of Galveston, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born on March 12, 1922, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Blankenship Hamilton. She was a homemaker and a member of Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Slone. Survivors include one son, Darrell Slone of Lexington; three daughters, Rose Mary Mitchell of Hi Hat; and Irene Hall and Gertrude Hall, both of Galveston; two brothers, Willis Hamilton of Indiana, and Willie Hamilton of Hi Hat; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Merlin Slone; one brother, Bert Hamilton; three sisters, Stella Osborne, Della Mae Hall, and Rosie Green; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Virgie Moore

Age  85, of Marion, Ohio, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at Marion General Hospital. Born February 7, 1917, in Hindman, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Martha (Patton) Mosley. She had been a Marion resident for 51 years; she was a homemaker, and attended the White Oaks Road Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and loved all sorts of flowers. On August 1, 1936, she married Tom E. Moore, and he preceded her in death on September 20, 1985, in Marion. Survivors include four sons, Brewie (Margaret) Moore of Kenton, Lawrence Edward (Mary Sue) Moore, Charles (Gale) Moore and Donald “Gene” (Sheri) Moore, all of Marion; two daughters, Charlotte (Charles) Bowling of Marion, and Sharon (David) Davis, of Wesleyan, Michigan; two brothers, Delmus and Bob Mosley, both of Marion; and two sisters, Marie Paige of Wayland, and Versie Smith of Marion; 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Prater and Peggy Sue Moore; a sister, Lucy Manns, and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, at 11 a.m., at the White Oaks Road Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, Ohio, with Rev. Grover Caudill, Rev. Boyce Ray Mullins and Rev. Russell Manns officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Prarie Cemetery. Friends may call at the church, anytime prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia Society. Arrangements are being handled by Boyd Funeral Home, 122 West Columbia St., Marion, Ohio 43302.

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Delcie Slone

Age 87, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Wayland, widow of William P. Slone, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Michigan. She was born December 29, 1904, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Frank Vance and Haley McCurry Vance. Survivors include one daughter, Marie Stout of Wheelwright, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services for Delcie Slone were conducted Monday, August 5, at 10 a.m., at the Turner Cemetery, Dema, with Clergyman George Kestel officiating, and Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Nelma Martin Hall

Nelma Martin Hall, of Mason, Ohio, died Sunday, August 4, at 5:20 p.m. She was born August 20, 1920, in Drift, and was formerly a beautician in Lexington. She was a faithful and true wife until her death. She is survived by her husband, Willie Franklin Hall, whom she married, December 22, 1945, and this union was blessed with two children, Norma Bradford and Fred Hall, who survive. Other survivors include one sister, Norma Bone; grandchildren, Nicole and Ashley Bradford and Tim and Rebecca Hall, and her son-in-law, Harold Bradford, and daughter-in-law, Eileen Hall. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, McClellan, Sherman, and Sheridan Martin; and one sister, Topsy Butler. Nelma is praised by her husband as being a near perfect mother, wife and homemaker. She was true to her church, The First Baptist Church of Mason, and has been a member for many, many years. She truly loved her family and her church. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, Ohio. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Ohio. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jo Ann Theresa Alsop Gibson

Age 66, of Louisville, wife of Warren Gibson, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2002, at her residence. She was born January 15, 1936, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Jane Burnell Orme of Clearwater, Florida, and the late Joseph Alsop. She was a clerk-typist for the U.S. Government, and Sears Roebuck Company. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Warren Gibson Jr. of Louisville, Michael D. Gibson of Raywick, Christopher Gibson of Louisville, and William Otis “Billy” Gibson of Bardstown; two daughters, Theresa Ann Gibson and Sharon Lynn Hartledge both of Louisville; one brother, Joseph Alsop Jr., of Kalen, Texas, and eight grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Alsop. Funeral services for Jo Ann Gibson were conducted Monday, August 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery, at Raven, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Warren Gibson Jr., Mike Gibson, Christopher Gibson, Billy Gibson, Eugene James, Frank Hartledge, and Chris Gibson.

Monday, August 5, 2002

Lula Cornett

Lula Cornett, age 95, of Prestonsburg, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, after an extended illness. She was born July 28, 1907, at Blue River, the daughter of the late James and Luqueenie (Stone) Calhoun. She was married to James F. Cornett, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James H. Cornett and Dean Cornett, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Emma Lou Hall of Marshall, Michigan; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 3, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Larry Adams and Rev. Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Cornett Family Cemetery at Spradlin Branch, Prestonsburg. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.