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As Reported In The Floyd County Times Dated

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Anna Sue Stumbo

Age 87, of McDowell, widow of Lloyd Stumbo, passed away, Monday, August 25, 2003, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1916, in Orkney, the daughter of the late J.C. Moore and Flossie Martin Moore. She was a retired Floyd County Supervisor of Elementary Education. She was a member of the Floyd County Retirement Association, Floyd County Conservation Commission, a former board member of McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, a former member of the Drift Womens Club, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Alice Lloyd Alumni Association, and an Eastern Kentucky University alumni. Survivors include one brother, Joe C. Moore of Drift; three sisters, Lorraine Sundermeyer of Portland, Maine, Pauline Dobyns of Fairborn, Ohio, and Nesba Sumner of Louisville; one nephew, Kenny Joe Moore of Drift; three nieces, Bobbie Lynn Moore of Drift, Pam Moore of Fairborn, Ohio, and Paula Franklin of Louisville. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John R. Moore; one sister, Delphia Newman; three nephews, Frenchy Moore, Gerald Moore, and Jody Sundermeyer. Funeral services for Anna Sue Stumbo will be conducted Wednesday, August 27, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Vernon Rose, and other Regular Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Family Cemetery, at Price, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Viola May Cooley DeRossett

Age 85, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Sunday, August 24, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born March 15, 1918, at Bonanza, a daughter of the late Sherman C. and Martha L. Music May. She was a charter member of the Community Methodist Church of Prestonsburg. She was twice married, first to Otis Cooley, and later to Jack DeRossett. Both preceded her in death. She is survived by five sons and their wives, Otis Hansel and Frances Cooley, Harry Vincel and June Cooley, Ronald Lamar and Connie Cooley, and James William Cooley, all of Prestonsburg; and Caleb Bernard and Edwina Cooley of Pikeville; two sisters, Oma Hughes and Malta Porter, both of Prestonsburg; 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 28, at 1 p.m., at the Community Methodist Church at Prestonsburg, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido and Rev. Paul Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, and Goble-Roberts Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg.

Gaylord Reynolds

Age 65, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away, Thursday, August 14, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Hattie Reynolds; one son, Doug; four sisters and six brothers. He is survived by Ellen Reynolds, his wife of 41 years. Other survivors include two sons Terry and wife, Vickey, and Glenn and wife, Tanya; one daughter, Angela and husband, Doug Cusick; one brother, Homer Reynolds; five sisters, Ruby Akers, Madge Spurgeon, Mona Damron, Maudie Meade and Joanne Whipp; grandchildren, Joshua and Kassi Cusick, Ashley, Courtney, Brittney, Rachel, Rebecca, Luke and Mariah Reynolds; numerous nieces and nephews; and several other relatives and friends. Gaylord retired from Montgomery County Parking Garage, after 20 years of service. Funeral services were 1 p.m., Monday, August 18, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd., with Moderator Dee Osborne and Foster Akers officiating. Burial was at Willow View Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home.

Phyllis Crockett Vanderpool

Age 80, of Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, formerly of Estill, widow of Talmadge Vanderpool, passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2003, at her residence in Cedar Mountain. She was born in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Phillip S. and Maude E. Crockett. Survivors include one daughter, Judith V. Webb of Etowah, North Carolina; one son, Phillip W. Vanderpool of Charleston, South Carolina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, August 26, at 2 p.m., at the Rocky Hill Baptist Church, Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, with the Rev. L. Alton Taylor officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, August 27, at 2 p.m., in the Crockett Family Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia, with the Moody and Connelly Funeral Home, Bevard, North Carolina, in charge of arrangements. Local announcement, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home.

Greta Bentley Tackett

Age, 26, of Drift, died Sunday, August 24, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room, following an ATV accident. Born October 5, 1976, at McDowell, she was the daughter of Violet Spears Bentley and the late Curt Bentley. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Terry Sherman Tackett. In addition to her husband and mother, she is also survived by a son, Justin Kyle Tackett of Drift; twin daughters, Kacie Danielle and Nicole Leighann Tackett, both of Drift; her maternal grandmother, Violet Spears Bentley of McDowell; a brother, Gregory Bentley, and a sister, Amanda Burke, both of McDowell. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Isaac Spears; and paternal grandparents, Hatfield and Dorothy Jones Bentley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 27, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Jettie Blair

Age 95, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2003, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born March 18, 1908, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Richard and Sara Jane (Caudill) Thompson. She was a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church, at Prestonsburg. She was married to Verlie (Buck) Blair, who preceded her in death. Survivors include five sons, Robert D. Blair, Fredrick Blair, John R. Blair, and Bill Blair, all of Prestonsburg, and James E. Blair of Columbia, Tennessee; one daughter, Mablelene Blackburn of Willard, Ohio; one sister, Hattie Bowe of Columbus, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, and several great and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home in Prestonsburg, with Brothers Roger Music, and Bobby Neile Osborne, and Rev. Birkey Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery at Paintsville. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.
Visitation was at the funeral home.

Douglas Lloyd Brown

Age, 78, of Staffordsville, died Friday, August 22, 2003, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born on January 17, 1925, in Van Lear, he was the son of the late George D. Brown and Molly Berry Brown, and the step-son of Mary Jane Akers Brown. He was a former company president for 30 years and former chairman of the board for Brown Food Service Inc., Louisa. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors, in addition to his former wife, Mable Holbrook Brown, include two sons, Kenneth Douglas Brown of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Wayne Louis Brown of Prestonsburg; one brother, John Forrest Brown of Callawassie Island, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lee MacAvoy, Kenneth Douglas Brown II, Andrew Todd Brown, Chelsey Nichole Brown, and Jilleyn Lee Brown; three great-grandchildren, Jacob David MacAvoy, KyLee Morgan MacAvoy, and Skyler Deliney Brown. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment was in the Holbrook Family Cemetery, at Prestonsburg. Military graveside services were conducted by Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, DAV. Active pallbearers: Larry Brown, Gary Brown, Wayne Taylor, Larry Howell, Justin Blanton, David MacAvoy, Drew Brown, and Doug Brown. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Brown Family.

LTC Benjamin F. Hall

Funeral services for LTC Benjamin F. Hall, 65, of Cabot, Arkansas, were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2003, at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel, with Michael Qualls officiating. Burial was in Promise Land Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. Hall died at his residence. He was retired from the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves, and was a flight instructor for Lockheed-Martin at Little Rock Air Force Base. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Benjamin F. Hall and Anna J. Hall of Floyd County, Ky., and one sister, Tillie Akers of Ludlow Falls, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Richardson Hall of Cabot, Arkansas, (formerly of Farmerville, Louisiana); three sons, Joshua Jordan Richardson and wife, Meredith, of West Monroe, Louisiana, Craig Steven Hall of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Benjamin Reade Hall of Birmingham, Alabama; two daughters, Lisa Andrea Baber and husband, Larry, of Lexington, Ky., and Jessica Michele Gill and husband, Jonathan of Shreveport, Louisiana; one grandson, Morgan Baber of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Emogene Dorton and husband, Ray, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Christine Hackworth and husband, James, of Marion, Ohio; one brother, Carroll Gene and wife, Kay of Versailles, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Andy Wilkes, Ron Bethea, Steve Stoneking, John Stone, Bill Nail and Joe Mastropieri. Honorary pallbearers: Kenny Free, Joe Owen, Bill Burton, Hugh Beam, and D.C. Grubbs. Visitation was at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Dorothy Atherton Smith Hayes

Age 84, of Langley, widow of Earmest Hayes, passed away, Thursday, August 21, 2003, at the Riverview Manor Health Care, Prestonsburg. She was born June 27, 1919, in Bowling Green, the daughter of the late Luther Smith and Esme Brett Smith. Survivors include one son, Ronald Hayes of Winchester; one daughter, Sandra Hayes Sheffield of Betsy Layne; one sister, Betty Driscoll of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Elissa O’Bryan, and Heather Amistadi, and two great-grandchildren, Casandri O’Bryan and Dorothy O’Bryan. Funeral services for Dorothy Hayes will be conducted Saturday, August 23, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Jimmy Hall and Clinton Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

William “Bill” Crum

Age, 79, of Banner, husband of Thelma Hurd Crum, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born April 5, 1924, in Martin, the son of the late Sol and Suvvie Carver Crum. He was a retired truck driver. In addition to his wife, Thelma, he is survived by two sons, Michael Conn of Lexington, and Dean Carroll of Printer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Mae Newsome Crum. Funeral services for William “Bill” Crum will be conducted Sunday, August 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Ellis Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Conn Cemetery, at Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Sidney Allen “Sap” Parker

Age, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 1, 1936, in Louisa, he was the son of Kathleen Adkins Parker of Prestonsburg, and the late Willie B. Parker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg, and the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington. He was a former insurance agent, self-employed at Parker & Associates Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Polly Dalton Parker. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Stephen Parker (Michelle) of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Betty Parker and Peggy Hereford (David), both of Lexington; and one grandson, Dalton Michael Parker. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 20, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price and Randy Polk officiating. Interment will be at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Marty Minix, A.O. Onskt, “Little” Shag Branham, Morris Copley, Tommy Rorrer, and Doug Hyden. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Hyden, Ronald Adams, Tex Keathley, David May, Shag Branham, and Dr. James D. Adams. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Parker family.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Sidney Allen “Sap” Parker

Age, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at High-lands Regional Medical Center. Born June 1, 1936, in Louisa, he was the son of Kathleen Adkins Parker of Prestonsburg, and the late Willie B. Parker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg, and the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington. He was a former insurance agent, self-employed at Parker & Associates Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Polly Dalton Parker. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Stephen Parker (Michelle) of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Betty Parker and Peggy Hereford (David), both of Lexington. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 20, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price and Randy Polk officiating. Interment will be at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Marty Minix, A.O. Onskt, “Little” Shag Branham, Morris Copley, Tommy Rorrer, and Doug Hyden. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Hyden, Ronald Adams, Tex Keathley, David May, Shag Branham, and Dr. James D. Adams. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Parker family.

Ellis Allen Bailey

Age 93, of Allen, husband of the late Elizabeth Mayo Bailey, passed away, Thursday, August 14, 2003, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was born March 16, 1910, the son of the late Clayborn Bailey and Lara Allen Bailey. He was a graduate of Berea College at Berea, with a civil engineering degree. He was proud of being an engineer on numerous large construction sites in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arizona. He often reminisced of his part in the construction of Dale Hollow Dam in Tennessee, and various constructions of interstate highways. Survivors include his granddaughters, Kim Bailey Russell of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Tina Bailey Beaver of Lexington, North Carolina; three grandsons, Robin Curtis Bailey of St. Martin, Mississippi, and Oliver Bailey and Tyler Bailey, both of Sarasota, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Russell, Patrick Bailey, Kristina Russell and Nicole Pendleton. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Ellis Bailey; a brother, Joe Bailey; four sisters, Donna Hinton, Maggie Taylor, Myrtle Hardwick and Edna Dickerson. Funeral services for Ellis Allen Bailey were conducted Monday, August 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, at Martin. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Max Beaver, Joe Dean Bailey, Robert (Bob) Bailey, Robin Bailey, Brett Hardwick, Steven Bailey and Tom Hardwick.

Eunice Meade

Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at her residence. Born October 21, 1911, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Merzie Castle Brown. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Church of God, Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Meade. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and William Osborne of Akron, Ohio, Kathleen and Hans Peot of New Carlisle, Ohio, Ruth and William Houston of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Karen Meade of Staffordsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Betty Meade of Prestonsburg; a brother, Paul Brown; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Brown and Harry Quinton Brown; and a sister, Lois Salyers. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m., at the First Church of God in Prestonsburg, with Steven V. Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Contributions or memorials should be made to the Big Sandy Hospice, or the First Church of God on North Lake Drive, in Prestonsburg.

Bessie (Skeens) Goble

Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Monday, August 18, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born March 11, 1911, at Johns Creek, the daughter of the late Jeff and Julie (Dials) Skeens. She was a housewife and mother. Bessie was married to James (Jim) Goble who preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Charles and Irvin Goble, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Avalois Crum, also of Prestonsburg; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 20, at 11 a.m., at Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Bro. Kenneth Prater officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Everett Douglas “Goldman” Vanderpool

Age 31, of Garrett, passed away, Saturday, August 16, 2003, in Eastern. He was born September 26, 1971, in Albion, Michigan, the son of Everett A. Vanderpool and Christine Hughes Vanderpool of Garrett. He was a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one son, Taylor Andrew Rumler of Cold Water, Michigan; two brothers, Larry Vanderpool and Gary Vanderpool, both of Homer, Michigan; one sister, Sheila Damron of Williamsport, Tennessee; and special friends, Mike and Rhonda Slone. Funeral services for Everett Douglas “Goldman” Vanderpool were conducted Tueday, August 19, at 1 p.m., at the Stonecoal Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, with Elder Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial followed in the Adkins Family Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Scotty Damron, Michael Damron, Wendell Damron, Michael Slone, Barnie Rings, Jeremy Bellamy, Scott Bellamy, Tim Lawson, Les Damron, Kente Barner, and Mike Howard. Honorary: Jacob Vanderpool and Josh Vanderpool.

Milton Hall

Age, 90, of Topmost, died Friday, August 15, 2003, at his residence. Born May 28, 1913, in Dry Creek, Knott County, he was the son of the late William and Flossie Hall. He was a retired coal miner, a World War II Army veteran, and the father of Martin City Clerk Pam Justice. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Caudill Hall of Topmost. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, Maurice Ray Hall, and Randall Hall, both of Topmost, and Tony Hall of Rose City, Michigan; two daughters, Peggy Allen of Westland, Michigan; and Pamela Justice of Langley; one brother, Estill Hall of Melvin; one sister, Nola Cook of Dry Creek; 21 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Hall, and six brothers and six sisters. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Addie Mae Click

Age 79, of Auxier, formerly of Maytown, passed away, Saturday, August 16, 2003, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born March 15, 1924, in Langley, the daughter of the late Joe Click and Roberta Ratliff Click. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Click and Sam Click, and three sisters, Susie Hicks, Dixie Campbell, and Rebecca Click. Survivors include two nephews, Henry Campbell of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Click of Columbus, Ohio; eight nieces, Ora Allen of Dayton, Ohio, Lottie Fraley of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Charlotte Caudill of Mousie, Patsy Martin and Pamela Ellen Nonemaker, both of Whitehall, Ohio, Barbara Hane and Rebecca Skaggs, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Vada Kirk of Catlettsburg. When able, Addie Mae attended services at the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church. She was a firm believer in the Old Regular Baptist Faith. Funeral services for Addie Mae Click were conducted Tuesday, August 19, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Elders Jimmy Hall, Jerry Manns and Ronnie Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Cooley Cemetery, at Eastern, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Arthur Powers, Kenneth DeBoard, Henry Campbell, Mont Campbell, and Nicholas Blair. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Fraley and Shawn Toombs.

Ottawa Bradley Boyd Akers

Age, 73, of Tram, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at Pikeville Health Care. Born November 25, 1929, in Dana, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Vannie Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dwale House of Prayer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurley Roe Akers. Survivors include three sons, Billy Roe Akers and Larry Akers, both of Tram, and Gary Lee Akers of Banner; three daughters, Burlene Campbell of Edmonton, Magalene Robinson and Allene Crum, both of Banner; five brothers, Robert Boyd of Emma, Asbury Boyd and Virgil Boyd Jr., both of Tram, Raymond Boyd of Vermillion, Ohio, and Nola Boyd of Dana; two sisters, Lizzie Belle Goble and Rosie Goble, both of Tram; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Gene Akers and Bobby Dean Akers; a daughter, Barbara Jean Burchett; three brothers, J.B. Boyd, Randy Boyd, and Hezzie Boyd; and a sister, Judy Boyd. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 21, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Woody Crum and Bud Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, (Boyd Branch), at Dana. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Elmer Nichols

Age 78, of East Point, died Sunday, August 10, 2003, at Riverview Health Care Center. Born June 8, 1925, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Elizabeth Allen Nichols. He was a disabled laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Jarrell Nichols. Survivors include special friends, Cecil and Anna B. Jervis, Audrey and Joey Campbell, Tillis and Jessica Jervis, as well as many others. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Ernie Nichols. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 13, at 1:00 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Herman Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was held at the funeral home.

Fred G. Francis
A memorial service for Fred G. Francis will be held on Saturday, August 16, at 4:00 p.m., at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Maggard Chapel, in Lexington. Mr. Francis, a former Prestonsburg resident, died on June 12, in Sarasota, Florida.

Samuel M. Childers

Age 64, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Garrett, passed from this life on Saturday, August 2, 2003. Born November 20, 1938, at Garrett, he was the son of the late Henry and Clara Petry Childers. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was later employed by the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Childers; three daughters, Elaine (Carl) Johnson, of Rushton, Louisiana, Cathy (Lorenzo) Ramirez, of San Antonio, Texas, and Crissy (Jimmy) Highman, of Houston, Texas; one son, Steve Childers, of Houston, Texas; five sisters, Louise Ward, of Lexington, Betty Lawson, of Cynthiana, Phyllis Tackett, of Hesperia, California, Elizabeth (James A.) Duff, of Hueysville, and Edna Banks, of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Desiree Childers, Emily Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Katie Johnson, Jennifer Osani, and Steven Childers; and two great-grandchildren, Vincent Osani and Adrianna Osani. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Childers, and one sister, Barbara Childers. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6, in St. Luke’s Catholic Church, in San Antonio, Texas. Burial with full military honors followed in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, in San Antonio, Texas. Obituary is provided as a courtesy to the family by Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.

Martha E. Patton Mace

Age 83, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, went to be with her Lord as well as her beloved husband of 54 years, Worley Mace, who preceded her in death in December, 1991, on Saturday, August 9, 2003. She was a devoted member of the Brookside Baptist Church, where she had served as a former Sunday School teacher and Women’s Missionary Union President. She was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program and at a local hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Tobie Gibson and Barbara Collinsworth; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Leslie B. Patton; a sister, Phyllis (Roger) Collinsworth; and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John G. Mace; parents, Charlie and Bess Patton; a brother, Charles W. Patton; and, a sister, Alice May Patton. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Brookside Baptist Church, 590 Lancaster Avenue, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Pastor Tony Romano, Pastor Larry Lewis, and Pastor Howard Garrison will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Ohio. Visitation was held at Schoedinger East Chapel.

Norman Eric Lewis

Age 25, of Banner, died Friday, August 8, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred on Route 80, near Martin. Born January 1, 1978, at Martin, he was the son of Norman “Bill” Lewis Sr., and Deborah Darlene Jarrell Lewis, of Banner. He was a disabled general laborer. He is survived by his wife, Christy Bryant Lewis. Other survivors include his maternal grandmother and step-father, Lorraine and Phillip Anderson, of Toler; paternal grandfather, James Lewis, of Banner; a sister, Lori Lee-Ann Lewis, of Banner; two nieces, Sarai Messmear and Marisa McCoy; a nephew, Joshua Lewis; two sisters-in-law, Lisa McCoy and Cynthia Bryant; and a brother-in-law, William Bryant. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Jarrell; paternal grandmother, Dixie Lewis; and a brother, Derrick Kennith Lewis. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 11, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Jr. Tussey and Henry Albert Lewis officiated. Burial followed in the Lewis Cemetery, at Daniels Creek, in Banner. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Bill Canterbury

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, August 9, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 28, 1917, in Tram, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Canterbury and Christie Woods Canterbury. He was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a retired coal miner for Turner Elkhorn Coal Company. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle E. Burchett Canterbury. Other survivors include one son, William Albert Canterbury Jr., of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Georgia Ramey, of Warsaw, Indiana, Ellen Brown, of McDowell, and Ella Goble and Eunice Blackburn, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Mary Ruth Collins, of Drift, and Martha Stratton, of Campbellburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Patricia Lynn Goble. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 12, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Clergyman Manford Fannin officiated. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers: Kenneth Lee Blackburn, Mark Blackburn, Dean Brown, Ryan Brown, John Goble II, and Mark Meadows.


Bennie Hall

Age 53, of Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at his residence of a sudden illness. Born May 1, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Willie and Stella (Osborne) Hall. He had been a welder from age 18. He is survived by his wife, Emily Hall; a daughter, Tammy Lee Hall, of Elkhart; a son, Eric Hall, of Elkhart; four grandchildren; six brothers, Glen Hall, Paul Ray Hall, and Raymond Hall, all of Marion, Ohio, Ernest Hall, of Paintsville, Rex Hall, of Willard, Ohio, and Clayton Hall, of Winona Lake, Indiana; three sisters, Alean Springer, of Marion, Ohio, Rosealee Martin, of Drift, and Judy Faye Newsome, of Warsaw, Indiana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll and Tracy Hall; and two sisters, Irene Hamilton and Lorette Martin. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 3, under the direction of Gunder-Hall & Folk Funeral Home, in Marion, Ohio. Interment followed in Grand Prairie Cemetery, in Brush Ridge, Ohio.

Joseph Richard “Jody” Collins

Age 80, of Honaker, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 24, 1922, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late William Riley and Annie Mitchell Collins. He was a disabled coal miner, an Army and WWII veteran, a P.O.W. in Germany, a lifetime member of D.A.V. Chapter No. 134, at Pikeville, and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ola Kidd Collins. Other survivors include two sons, Ernie Ray Collins (Caroline), of Bowling Green, and Gerney Dwan Collins (Irene Merion), of Honaker; two daughters, Joie C. Lawson (Charles Steele), of Honaker, and Patsy Jean Mitchell (Kinnel), of Grethel; one brother, Bill Collins, of New London, Ohio; two sisters, Susie Kimbler, of Harold, and Margaret Nunemaker, of Pikeville; eight grandchildren, Chelle (Scot), Chanda (Benton), Tiffani, Seth, Crystal, Aaron, Becky, and Rachel; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Colby, Braydon, and Cali; and a special friend, Phillip Thacker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, John B. Collins, Ervin Collins, Ted Collins, Curtis Collins, Oscar Collins, Andy Collins, and Rousie Collins; three sisters, Lizzie McKinney, Diane Collins, and Rose Collins; and a half-sister, Ida Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 10, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Tracy Patton and Tim McCoy officiated. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Scot Sode, Benton Nunemaker, Austin Nunemaker, Colby Nunemaker, Seth Collins, Aaron Collins, Duran Kidd, Braydon Sode, Cali Sode, Charles Steele, and Phillip Thacker. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Benton (departed comrade), Kinnel Mitchell, Ray Lawson, Richard Kimbler, Skippy Kimbler, Ossie Collins, Kirklin Collins, Bill Collins, Arnold Collins, Bob McKinney, Scott Prater, Darren Kidd, Oinlie Kidd Jr., Orville Hamilton, Estill Reed, Jimmy Rose, Bud Stratton, Clifford Hall, and Jamie Boyd.

Randall Lee Hager

Randall Lee Hager of Auxier, Ky., departed this life at 5 a.m., Sunday, August 10, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center after suffering from a long heart ailment. He was 63 years old. Randall was born December 11, 1939, in Auxier, Ky. Randall served his country in the United States Army. He retired from IBM after 25 years of service as a Customer Engineer, and then was owner of Hager’s Typewriter Repair. Randall was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. His father and mother, Paul “Cute” Hager and Juanita Hager Fraley, preceded Randall in death. He is survived by his wife, Judith Porter Hager; their daughter, Laura Ward Hager; two sons, Randall Lee Hager II and Polly, his wife, of Sunfield, Mich. and William Michael Hager of Bull Creek, Ky.; two daughters by marriage, Danita Wireman Gayheart and Glen, her husband, of Staffordsville, Ky. and Stephanie Wireman Mays and Todd, her husband, of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren, Lakin Alexandra (Ali) Wireman, Joshua McKenzie Lee Wiremen, Paul Randall Hager, Victoria Margaret Hager, Samuel Thomas Wireman, and Katherine Allyn Gayheart. Randall is also survived by a brother, Paul Dwayne Hager and Gloria, his wife, of Clewiston, Florida; a sister, Sue Hager Morrison, of Auxier, Ky.; one maternal aunt, Betty Ann Wilson and Wally, her husband, of Homosassa, Florida; one maternal uncle, Gene Allen Alexander, of Lake Placid, Florida; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, and will be missed tremendously. Randall had several close friends whom he cared for very much, and will all miss him. Funeral arrangements are Wednesday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church in Auxier, Bobby Spencer officiating. Visitation was Monday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Credie Robinson

Age 71, of Martin, died Monday, August 11, 2003, at Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, at Phelps.
Born September 10, 1931, at Martin, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Vicie Conn Robinson. She was a member of the Church of Christ, at Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Survivors include two brothers, Roy Robinson and Jeff Robinson, both of Martin; four sisters, Daisy Bryant, Mossie Robinson, and Barbara Caudill, all of Martin, and Babe Patrick, of Allen. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 14, at 11:00 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Church of Christ ministers will officiate. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery, at Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Monday, August 11, 2003

Joseph Richard (Jody) Collins

Age, 80, of Honaker, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 24, 1922, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late William Riley and Annie Mitchell Collins. He was a disabled coal miner, a Army and WWII Veteran, a P.O.W. in Germany, a lifetime member of D.A.V. Chapter No. 134, at Pikeville; and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ola Kidd Collins. Other survivors include two sons, Ernie Ray Collins (Caroline) of Bowling Green; and Gerney Dwan Collins (Irene Merion) of Honaker; two daughters, Joie C. Lawson of Honaker, Patsy Jean Mitchell (Kinnel) of Grethel; a brother, Bill Collins of New London, Ohio; two sisters, Susie Kimbler of Harold and Margaret Nunemaker of Pikeville; eight grandchildren, Chellie (Scot), Chanda (Benton), Tiffani, Seth, Crystal, Aaron, Becky, and Rachel; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Colby, Braydon, and Cali; and a special friend, Charles A. Steele. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, John B. Collins, Ervin Collins, Ted Collins, Curtis Collins, Oscar Collins, Andy Collins, and Rousie Collins; three sisters, Lizzie McKinney, Diane Collins and Rose Collins; and a half-sister, Ida Hamilton. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Tracy Patton and Tim McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home.