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As Reported In The Floyd County Times Dated

August 2006



Charlene Cabeen

Age, 49, of New Haven, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at her residence. Born January 12, 1957, in Warsaw, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Lenzie and Earcell (Ousley) Owens. She had lived in New Haven for the past 26 years.  She worked for many years as a body shop manager for Dimension Ford. She was an accomplished truck puller of the National Tractor Pullers Association, winning championships in 1993 and 2002. She was also named Puller of the Year in 1993 and 2002. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She loved the outdoors, and trips to Kentucky, visiting family. She is survived by her husband, John Cabeen, whom she married November 26, 1982, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Other survivors include two sons: Craig Leasure and Damon (Andrea) Schrock, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two grandchildren: Kendall Sue and Payton Sue Schrock, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters: Mrs. Gene (Daisy Novella) George of Warsaw, Indiana, and Mrs. Gene (Carol) Morford of Columbia City, Indiana; one brother, Doug Owens of Warsaw, Indiana; two nephews and two nieces; and numerous aunts and uncles.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters.  Funeral services will be held Monday, August 21, at 11 a.m., at Living Hope Church, 595 E. 350 N. Warsaw, Indiana 46582, with Reverend Wayne Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery, in Silver Lake, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, in Warsaw, Indiana. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug 20, 2006)

Grady A. Wallace

Age 72, of Columbia, South Carolina, died Thursday, August 17, 2006. Born in Mare Creek, he was the son of the late Rufus and Sudie Smith Wallace. He was a graduate of USC, where he was an All American basketball player in 1957. He was inducted into the Halls of Fame of USC, South Carolina, Pikeville, Ky., Floyd County, Ky., and Betsy Layne. He is survived by his wife, Janet Wallace. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Leigh Ann Wallace of Columbia; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas S. and Marianne Wallace of Columbia; granddaughters: Sarah D. Wallace and Kate Marie Wallace; a grandson, Matthew Grady Wallace; and a sister and brother-in-law, Anna Sue and Ed Stratton of Marysville, California. Graveside services for Grady A. Wallace, were held Saturday, August 19, at 3 p.m., in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, under the direction of Dunbar Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210. Visitation was at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. (FCT'S Aug 20, 2006)

Mason Holt

Age , 57, of Martin, died Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born July 25, 1949, in Martin, he was the son of Ruth Laferty Holt of Martin, and the late Willie Holt. He was a disabled school bus driver for the Floyd County Board of Education; a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran; a member of the Garrett D.A.V. Chapter 128; a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273 in Prestonsburg; a member of the Scottish Rites; and a member of the Martin Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Janice Howell Holt. Other survivors include: Two children: David W. Howell of Paintsville, and Mark Howell of Pikeville; a brother, Willie E. (Pig) Holt of McDowell; a sister, Shirley Holt Burchett of Ashland; and three grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica and Allison Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Johnny Blair and Ted Shannon officiating. Military services will be held by Garrett Chapter 128 D.A.V.  Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, with Masonic Rites on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Scottish Rites.  (FCT'S Aug 18, 2006)

Barbara Lynn White Wallace

Age, 43, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, August 12, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was a bookkeeper at Bob White Construction. Born January 3, 1963, she was the daughter of Bobby Ray White and Martha Archer White. She is survived by her husband, John Keith Wallace. Other survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Marie Wallace; one son, Travis Ray Archer Wallace; two sisters: Susan Marie White of Prestonsburg, and Tammy Kay Collins (Oscar) of Prestonsburg; in-laws, Elster and Hazel Wallace; two nieces: Jacqueline Brooke Buckley and Kaylee Francis Collins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: “Snow” and Hager Meade White and Ralph and Marie Mink Archer. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tommy Reed officiating. Interment at May Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S Aug 18, 2006)

Eva Emily Jordan Collins

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, widow of Gormon Collins Sr., died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born January 14, 1920, in Wayland, she was the daughter of the late John J. Jordan and Kathryn Cooksey Jordan. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Irene Cole Memorial, of Prestonsburg, since October 1966, and was a member of the Garrett Baptist Church prior to that time. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years, the president of Women's Missionary Union, the chairman of the church's social committee, and is well-remembered for her homemade rolls and dumplings. She was also very active on the visitation committee, and served on the Communion committee, often baking loaves for Com-munion. She was a member of the Eastern Star organization, and was part owner of WDOC., Inc.. She assisted her husband Gorman Collins Sr., when he was sheriff of Floyd County, and was the first woman to run for sheriff of that county.  She is survived by a son, Gorman Collins Jr., of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Pam Collins and Mary K. Wills, both of Prestonsburg; a sister, Norma Jean Vaughn, of Lexington; a brother, Don Jordan, of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers: J. J. “Jake,” Jack, Waldeck, Charles, and William Jordon; and three sisters, Lucy Watson, Georgia Cooksey Maddey, and Fanny Merritt. Funeral services for Eva Emily Jordan Collins will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Irene Cole Memorial, in Prestonsburg, with Clergyman Randy Polk officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Family Cemetery, in Lackey, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation was from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home, and after 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Church. Memorial are suggested to First Baptist Church, Irene Cole, of Prestonsburg, or Hospice of Big Sandy. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

Ruby Nell Hall

Age, 76, of East Point, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 5, 1930, in Jenkins, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Minerva Jane Adams Howell. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Ray Hall. Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Kent Hall (Evelyn) of Stanville; three daughters: Reva Rae Derossett (Jeffery) of Lexington, Trudy Lynne Hall of Prestonsburg, and Meada Gwen Hall of Lexington; one brother, Kenneth Howell of Louisville; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter; one brother, James Howell; and two sisters: Rosebud Thomas and Marlene Blevins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tommy Reed and Eric Fleming officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

Dorothy Little Johnson

Age, 79, of Wheelwright, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at her residence. Born February 28, 1927, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Willard Little and Liza Little Cook. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dingus Johnson. Survivors include one son, Gary Johnson of Wheelwright; four daughters: Wilma D. Clements of Elkhart, Indiana; Brenda S. Johnson of Bevinsville; Kathy L. Johnson of Wheelwright; and Sheila C. Hackworth of Prestonsburg; five brothers: Conley Cook of Elkhart, Indiana; Onley Cook of Melvin; Willis Little of Weeksbury; Ellis Little of Michigan; John Martin Cook Jr., of Lenore, North Carolina; five sisters: Trill Flannery of Martin; Ann Johnson of Neon; Dorthula Johnson of Temper-ance, Michigan; Nina Houston of Wheelwright; and Lorene Little of Michigan. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: T.J. Little, Fred Little, Ernie Cook, and Vester Little; and two sisters: Virginia Newsome and Judy Cook. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari and Robert Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Will Hall Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

Edna Cox Scalf

Age, 61, of 306 Wayside Court, widow of Donald Ray Scalf, died at 10 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. A native of Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Kenneth and Mary Artis Cox. She was a pre-school teacher at Clark County Christian School, and was a member of the Christ Church of Winchester. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: David Kenneth and Amy Scalf of Winchester, and Donald Harrison and Melanie Scalf of Cincinnati; five grandchildren: Sophie, Isaac, and Aiden Scalf of Winchester, and Adam and Griffin Scalf of Cincinnati; two brothers: Ralph Kenneth Cox II, and David William Cox, both of Lexington; a sister, Mary Jacqueline Cox Hutchison of West Virginia; her mother-in-law, Nancy Lowder of Winchester, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, August 14, at Scobee Funeral Home, with Pastor Harry Hebert officiating. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Chris Cox, Michael Cox, R.K. Cox, Brian Hutchison, Frank Hutchison, Doug McClain, Eddie Tackett, and Wayne Tullis. Visitation was Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may take the form of contributions to The Christ Church of Winchester, 600 Thoroughbred Plaza, Winchester, KY 40391. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

Rushie Sparkman

Age, 68, of Garrett, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Health-care. Born July 23, 1938, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late William and Francis Vanderpool Hackworth. She was a homemaker and attended the Old Regular Baptist Churches. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Sparkman. Other survivors include two sons: William Ray Sparkman and Michael J. Sparkman, both of Garrett; a daughter: Charmaine Sparkman of Martin; a step-son: Teddy Doyle Sparkman of Blackwater, Virginia; a step-daughter: Regina Bailey of Goshen, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; six brothers: Rondal Hackworth of Homer, Michigan; Terry Hackworth of Jeffersonville; Roy Hackworth of Mt. Sterling; Jerry Hackworth of Hamilton, Indiana; Glenn Hackworth of Garrett; and Donnie Hack-worth of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Revis Owens and Sherry Allen, both of Garrett; and Avis Jordan and Ollie Martin, both of Homer, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, at 11 a.m. at the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, in Garrett, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Cemetery, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

Dixie Lawson Conley Tuttle

Age 79 of Garrett, passed from this life on Sunday, August 13, 2006, in the Letcher Manor Nursing Home, in Whitesburg. She was born July 18, 1927, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Humbert and Anise Moore Lawson. She had been a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Larry Conley of Garrett; one daughter, Loretta Smith of Dewijaki, Michigan; three brothers: Elder Raymond Lawson of Garrett, Richard Lawson of Cyntiania, and Sonny Lawson of LaPorte, Indiana; one sister, Yvonda of LaPorte, Indiana; and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Orville Lawson, Earl Lawson, and Fieldry Lawson; and a sister, Barbara Hicks. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery, in Garrett, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. (FCT'S Aug. 16 2006)

J. F. “Red” Clevinger

Age 69, of Red Lick Road in Irvine, passed away Monday, August 7, 2006, at his home following a brief illness. He was born September 7, 1936, in Floyd County, and was the son of the late John Crate and Margaret Sellards Clevenger. He was a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad, and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was a member of the Irvine First Church of God, and a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He served as president of the Red Lick Community Watch.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dixon Clevenger. Other survivors include five sons: C.G. Clevenger and wife, Tina, of Florence; John A. Clevenger of Lee County; Matthew Todd Reece and wife, Lisa, of Estill County, Donald Cockerham and wife, Faye, of Estill County, and Tom Cockerham and wife, Janie, of Lee County; two sisters: Carolyn Bowman of Lee County, and Charolette Jarrell of Floyd County; one brother, C.F. Clevenger of Estill County; four grandchildren: Zachary Chase Clevenger, Clay Reece, Elizabeth Park Reece, and Toni Leann Clevenger. Memorial services were conducted Thursday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel, in Irvine, by Rev. Glennis Sizemore and Rev. Elder Goble. Friends may call from 11 a.m., Thursday, until service time.  In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)


Floyd Davis

Age 90 of David, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, in Paintsville. He was born at Hippo, on May 16, 1916, the son of Alamander (Alka) Davis and Arena Hicks Davis. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A., and the D.A.V. Chapter 128 at Garrett. He was a veteran of W.W.II, having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by the wife, Edna Mae Castle Davis; one son, Floyd Douglas Davis of David; and a daughter, Judith Hamm of David. Also surviving are two sisters: Sarah Alice Reffett of Hueysville, and Anna Shepherd, of Willard, Ohio; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services: will be held Friday, August 11, at 5:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Rev. Larry Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Friends may call for visitation from 3-9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home; and on Friday after 1:00 p.m., until funeral time. Pallbearers: Randy Davis, Greg Davis, Ermil Reffett, Michael Warrix, Kirk Conley, Floyd Patrick Davis, Deanie Davis, Shawn Davis, Kevin Davis, and Chris Shepherd. Honorary: Floyd Douglas Davis, Cecil Hamm, David Hawse, Carlton Taylor, Floyd Dean Davis, Vic Ray Davis, David Reffett, James Curtis Warrix, Donnie Warrix, Ronnie Warrix, James E. Moneypenny, and Todd Moneypenny. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

Frank Duncan

Age, 60, of Hueysville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born August 13, 1945, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Roy and Evada Slone Ducan. He was a welder for Porter Industries. He is survived by his wife, Larrel Ruth Hoover Duncan. Other survivors include: Three sons: Frank Lee Duncan and Charlie John Duncan, both of Hueysville, and William Franklin Duncan of Martin; two daughters: Loretta Everidge of Hueysville, and Amy Hall of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Ray Duncan and Sam Duncan, both of Hueysville; two sisters: Mazie McKenzie and Mae Marietta, both of Ohio; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

Mildred Setser Morrison Fannin

Age, 65, of Endicott, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 28, 1940, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Burbon and Lannie Burchell Setser. She was a loving mother and homemaker; and a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. She was twice married, first to Bobby Donald Morrison, and later to Braxton Fannin. They both preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons: Donald Gene Morrison (Betta) and Michael David Morrison (Shirley), both of Endicott; two daughters: Bobbie Lynn Morrison Artrip (Gary) of Martin, and Priscilla Dawn Tussey (Robbie) of Lexington; a sister, Jerlen Jervis of Endicott; five grandchildren: Gregory, Jesse, Raven, Tyler and Austin; and one great-grandchild, Natalie. In addition to her parents, and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, J. B. Setser; and three sisters: Zella Setser, Stella Setser, and Nancy Ellen Setser. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jim Smith, Hobert Meek, Bill Collins, and B.J. Crider officiating. Burial was in Morrison Family Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

Ruby Louise Garrett

Age 81, of Stanville, widow of Leonard Garrett, passed away Monday, August 7, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born August 29, 1924, the daughter of the late Carl L. Senters and Ethel Miller Senters. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Mae (Corbett) Hurt of Birmingham, Alabama; five brothers, Willis Senters of Lorain, Ohio, Bobby Senters of Stanville, Irvin Senters of Farmington, Michigan, and Fred Senters and Buddy Boy Senters, both of Stanville; three sisters, Norma Jean Letrounae of Linton, Michigan, Clotine Fuller of Detroit, Michigan, and Georgene Iricks of Marion, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Ryan Hurt, Scott Hurt, Leslie Hurt, Corbett Hurt III, Gina Wilson, Kimberly Davis, and Rodney Garrett. Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; a son, Dennis Roger Garrett, a daughter, Linda Carol Coleman; four brothers: Curtis Senters, William Senters, Clyde Centers, and Grover Senters; and a grandson, Leonard Roger Garrett. Funeral services for Ruby Louise Garrett will be conducted, Friday, August 11, at 11 a.m., at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergyman Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

Eugene Rodney Hutchinson

Died August 9th, 2006. He was born January 6, 1939, in Martin, the son of the late D.M. (Doc) and Loretta Justice Hutchinson. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, LouAnn Ries Hutchinson; six children, Lois (Barry) Johnson of Georgetown, Lisa (Bob) Zeller of Elsmere, David (Theresa) Hutchinson of Salyersville, Debra (Clifford) Jacobs of Martin, Daniel (Natasha) Hutchinson of Plainfield, Connecticut, Dennis Hutchinson of Martin; 17 grandchildren: Adam Hutchinson, Amber (Derrick) Waid, Bobby Zeller, Stewart and Lucas Johnson, Katie, Michael and Logan Hutchinson, Rebecca, MaryAnn, and Mallory Zeller, Brittany and Charlotte Jacobs, Deven and Casey Hutchinson, and Jessica and Emma Hutchinson. There are two great-grandchildren: Zeth Zeller and Haylee Waid. He is also survived by a sister, Vivian Tackett of Martin; a brother, Jack (Betty) Hutchinson of Lancaster; his mother and father in-law, Alvina and Herbert Ries of Dyersville, Iowa. He is survived by many other family members and friends. He was a retired sergeant with the Kentucky State Police. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was master of John W. Hall Lodge 950, and also a member of Oleika Shrine, Eastern Star, Hillbilly Clan, Trail 70's Sons of the Desert, a 32nd degree (Redcap) of the Lexington Scottish Rite. He was a lifetime member of the Ted Adams Lodge of Research, and the DAV. He was a member of the AmVets. He also served on the Martin City Council, and the Martin Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid UK Fan, and loyal Purple Flash. He did lots of service, driving children to the Shriners Hospital for treatment. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Donald, and his wife, Jean; and his brother Garland, and his wife, Eula. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Father Robert Damron officiating. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. Lunch will be served at St. Martha's Catholic Church, in Water Gap, after graveside services. There will be a Masonic funeral service on Friday, August 11th, at 7:00 p.m.. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Martin Purple Flash Class of 1956, Masons, and retired Kentucky State Police. Pallbearers will be McArthur Jacobs, Robert Welch, Roger Barnette, Danny Stumbo, David Chaffins, William Petry, and Johnny Layne. In lieu of flowers, Rodney requested that donations be made to: Shriners Children's Hospital of Lexington, Trooper Island, or to the family. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)


Nancy Jane Stepp

Age, 85 of Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, at Halifax Hospital, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Born September 23, 1925, in Elkhorn City, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Blanche Clevinger Ramey. She graduated from Elkhorn City High School, and resided most of her life in eastern Kentucky, where she retired from the State of Kentucky, as a Mapping Project Supervisor for the Department of Property Taxation. She attended the Benedict Baptist Church in Cow Creek. At the time of her death, Nancy Jane was residing at Bishop's Glenn Assisted Living Facility, in Holly Hill, Florida. She enjoyed traveling, socializing with her many friends in Kentucky, and spending time with her cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stepp. Survivors include a brother: Bill Ramey of Daytona Beach, Florida; two nephews; four nieces; several cousins; and many loving friends from Prestonsburg, Floyd County, and Elkhorn City. In addition to her parents; and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herman “Si” Ramey; and two sisters-in-law: Freda Ramey and Mary K. Ramey. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery at Elkhorn City, Saturday, at 3 p.m., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)


Ronald Waddle

Age, 76, of Roundhead, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 5:30 a.m., at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio. Born August 7, 1930, in Floyd County, on Abbott Creek, near Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Wade and Goldie (Waddle) Waddle. He was married to Lorrene Shepherd, on May 7, 1951, and she survives. He retired from Rockwell International, Kenton, Ohio after 32 years. He was a member of Only Believe Ministries, in Borkins. He was a life member of the Roundhead VFW Post #8832; a member of the Hardin Country Genealogy Society; member of the Floyd County, Genealogy Society, and a member of Magoffin County Historical Society. He was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in the Korean War, from 1951-1953. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and he was loved to all that knew him. Ronald enjoyed gardening, family genealogy, and was always there to give a helping hand to all. He loved all his family and friends who were in his life, and he never knew a stranger, and he will surely be missed. Survivors include one son: Tom (Debbie) Waddle of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two daughters: Rhonda (Danny) Hollon of Indian Lake, Ohio, and Lorinda (David) Sparks of Roundhead, Ohio; 10 grandchildren: Stephanie Rice, Amy Morrison, Sarah Wallace, Brent Jordan, Derek Jordan, Matthew Hollon, Timothy Hollon, Nate Sparks, Ann Schertzer, and Josh Smith; seven great-grandchildren: Kylee, Dylan, Isaac, Devin, Sydney, Olivia, and Braeden; two brothers: Wade Waddle of Kenton, Ohio, and Donald (Jennie) Waddle of Adrian, Michigan; four sisters: Ruby (Bill) Shumaker of Leesburg, Florida, Sally (Fred) Marshall of Roundhead, Oho, Sue Ross of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Jeanie (Dave) Kah of Kenton, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Waddle; and two sisters: Mary Emberling and Ruth Hensley. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 12, at Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger. Burial will be in the Roundhead Cemetery, Roundhead, Ohio. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Roundhead VFW Post #8832. Visitation, Thursday, August 10, 6-8 p.m.; and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., on Friday, August 11, at Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home, Alger, Ohio; and one hour prior to the service, at the church. Memorial contributions: Hardin County Genealogy Society at 211 W. Franklin Street, Kenton Oh. 43326. Condolences may be sent to: hansonneely@wcoil.com (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

Paul Edward Wallen

Age 58, of Hueysville, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, in Hueysville. He was born July 12, 1948, in Garrett, the son of Russell Wallen of Garrett, and the late Lexie Hicks Wallen. He was a graduate of Garrett High School, and a coal miner/electrician for Consol. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Gail Prater Wallen; daughters: Stephanie (Scott) Akers, and Karen (Rory) Patton, both of Pikeville; a brother, Roger Wallen of Mousie; sisters: Peggy Rowe and Elizabeth Reed, both of Nicholasville; two grandchildren: Zachary Scott Wallen Akers and Reece Kathryn Patton; his father, Russell Wallen, and step-mother, Nova Wallen, both of Garrett. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Wallen. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will be in the Press Shepherd Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.Pallbearers: Brian Wallen, Rory Patton, Scott Akers, Zachary Akers, Todd Wallen, Scotty Wallen, Jason Rowe, Joshua Rowe, Cory Reed, Will Reed, and Michael Wallen. (FCT'S Aug. 11 2006)

 

Wes Ramey

Age, 81, of Lackey, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at Rockcastle County Hospital, in Mt. Vernon. Born February 15, 1925, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Willie and Lue Birdie Sparkman Ramey. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include a son, Ruben Ramey of Somerset; and a sister, Cora Ramey of Lackey. Funeral services were held Monday, August 7, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug. 9, 2006)

Marelevon Sexton

Age 69, died on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 753 Richmond Street, in Kendallville, Indiana. She was born in Patton Branch, on July 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Earl and Millie (Hall) Thornsbury. She married Carl E. Sexton in Floyd County. She was employed with Redwood Drive-In, Puritan Ice Cream (Line Worker), Lutheran Nursing Home (Cook), and was a homemaker and wife. She was a member of Assembly of God in Kendallville. She was a devoted mother and wife and caretaker of her family. She loved gardening and canning, cooking, family and grandchildren, Bible reading, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music, and fishing. She is survived by her husband, Carl Sexton. Other survivors include: Two daughters and their husbands: Pam and Jim Montel, and Char and Benji Childers, all of Kendallville; four sons and their wives; Carl Jr., and Judy Sexton of Kendallville, Lee and Norena Sexton of Fort Wayne; Tim and Beth Sexton of Kendallville and Greg and Nancy Sexton of Auburn; ten grandchildren: Harold and Vickie Thornsbury of Wallingford, Kentucky; and Earl Lloyd and Brenda Thornsbury of Watterford, Michigan; six sisters and spouses; Ulabon Acree of Eastern, Kentucky; Alavon and Marvin Gibson of Wayland, Kentucky; Minnie and William Bays of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Sue M. Milligan of Prestonsburg; Herma Keaton of Vanceburg, Kentucky; and Bonnie Ratliff of Eastern, Kentucky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Sexton (April 18, 2006). Funeral services were Monday, August 7, at 11 a.m., at Hite Funeral Home, in Kendallville, Indiana, with Pastor Robert Monroe officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville, Indiana. Visitation was at the funeral home. Preferred Memorials may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, or Parkview-Noble Hospice. Send condolences to the family at www.hitefuneralhome.com Arrangements, were by Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville, Indiana 46755. (FCT'S Aug. 9, 2006)

Sarah Adkins

Age, 63, of Martin, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born January 26, 1943, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Dorothy Mae Layne Conn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Arkansas Creek, in Martin.  She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Adkins. Other survivors include: a grandson, Matthew Lee Adkins of Martin; and a daughter-in-law, Vanessa Akers Adkins of Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Garner (Maverick) Adkins; and a brother, Lee Edward (Buddy) Baker. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby (Bud) Crum officiating.  Burial will be in the Adkins Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, where services were held Thursday night.

Oval E. “Gene” Pack

Age 62, of Wheelwright, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at the Veterans Medical Center, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born September 15, 1943, in Weeksbury, the son of Oval Pack and Elva Little Pack of Langley. He was a retired welder and an U.S. Army, Korean and Vietnam War veteran, and was a member of the McDowell Lions Club. In addition to his parents, survivors include: a son, George Michael (Nicole) Pack of Grove City, Ohio; two daughters: Penny Louise (Anthony) Houston of Cameron, South Carolina, Diana Dee (Dan) O'Brien of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters: Brenda Merion of Langley, and Sharon Patton of McDowell; and four grandchildren: Christopher Houston, Alex Meservey, Jake Meservey, and Regan Pack. Funeral services for Oval E. “Gene” Pack will be conducted Friday, August 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, with nightly singing at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers: Brian Patton, Charles Patton, Kevin Patton, Paul Mullins, Barry Tackett, Matthew Tackett, and Eddie Tackett. Honorary: Derwin Merion, Keith Patton, Anthony Houston, Dan O'Brien, and Jerry Tackett.