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As Reported in the Floyd County Times

Dated December 1, 1999


Tonnie Matthew Slone

Age, 35, of Carlisle, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at Cynthiana, following a brief illness. Born on October 23, 1964,in Floyd County, he was the son of Alex and Roberta Gaye Shepherd Slone of Carlisle. He was a carpenter, and an honorary member of the V.F.W. in Millersburg. Survivors, other than his parents, include one sons Joseph Matthew Slone of Sharpsburg; six brothers, William Paul (Buck) Slone of Martin, Eddie Dean Slone of Sharpsburg, Kenneth (Sambo) Slone of Harrison County, Alex Slone of Berry, Timothy Slone of Prestonsburg, Mickey Slone of Cynthiana; six sisters, Lois Ann Bond of Mansfield, Ohio, Sue Halbert of Martin, Mary (Sis) Bond of Soldier, Jeanette Henderson of Prestonsburg, Bonnie McKinney of Auxier, and Donna Kaye Williams of Maryland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 29, at 1 p m, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery, at Hite.

Mary Louise Hall

Age, 74, of Auxier, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born May 27, 1925, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Burns Honeycutt and Emma Baldridge. Her husband, James Hall, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons James Hall of Lowmansville, Roger Hall of Ashland, Ernie Hall of Prestonsburg, Phillip Hall of Paintsville; two daughters, Debbie Meek of East Point, Patricia Newsome of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Hansford Honeycutt of Auxier, Charles Honeycutt of Florida; two sisters, Hazel Sergent of Florida and Helen Amato of Omaha, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 27, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Calvin Setser officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Family Cemetery.

Maw Opal Smith

Age, 89, of Leburn, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center at Hazard. She was born in Lawrence County, on December 1, 1909, the daughter of John Church and Clara McDowell Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Smith. She is survived by six sons, Lewis
Smith and Haskell Smith, both of Mousie, Brewie Smith and Revis Smith, both of Leburn, Thurl Smith of Eubank, and Bennie Smith of Leesburg, Florida; five daughters, Elsie Ramey, Evelyn Sturgill and Zeda Amburgey, all of Leburn, Evia Faye Curry of Wheelwright, and Emmie Vance of Polk, Ohio; one brother, Bill Church of
Wapakoneta, Ohio; one sister, Mabel Smith of Leburn; 38 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral.services were conducted Monday, November 29, 11 a.m., at the Ball Fork Regular Baptist Church at Leburn, with: Deffort Thornsberry, Burton Ratliff, Coy Combs and Kelly Slone
officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Leburn.

Sandra Kaye Bates

Age, 54, of Winchester, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Winchester Health Care Center, following a brief illness. Born on May 2, 1945, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy Hall Berger. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Bates. Other survivors include one daughter, Melissa Ann Horn of Falmouth; two brothers, Richard Berger of Bowling Green, Robert Berger of Lexington, North Carolina; four sisters, Pat Stancil of Bevinsville, Barbara Lucas and Pluma Jean Harris, both ,of Huntington, Indiana, and Hope Hall, of Raven; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 29, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Randall Scott Holbrook

Age, 35, of David, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, as the result of a trailer fire. He was born September 26, 1964, at McDowell, the son of Janie Kilgore Holbrook of Michigan, and the late Hanson Holbrook. Survivors, other than his mother, include one half-brother and one-half sister, Donald Holbrook and Barbara Holbrook, both of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 2, at noon, at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, with Rev. Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial will be in the Holbrook Cemetery at Louisa.

Marie Martin Cook

Age, 83, of Drift, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born September 11, 1916, in Minnie, the daughter of the late Keene F. Martin and Martha Robinette Martin. She was a self-employed merchant. Her husband, Roy Cook, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, O. Dathan Cook of Springboro, Ohio, Wallace Cook of Franklin, Ohio; one daughter, Martha June McKenzie of Drift; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 1, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Arnold Turner Jr., and Ralph Turner officiating. Burial will be in the K. F. Martin Cemetery, at Minnie.

Versie Gayheart

Age, 91, of Pippa Passes, died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Hazard ARH, following an extended illness. Born on February 22, 1908, in Pippa Passes, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Sarah Thomas Sparkman. Survivors include four grand children, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with Sterlin Bolen and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Gayheart Family Cemetery, at Pippa Passes.

Ravenna Lyons

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday November 27, l 999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, after a long illness. She was born on February 5, 1929, at Estill, the daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie Short Slone. She worked at the Prestonsburg General Hospital and Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, as a nurses aide for a total of thirty-three years. She was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Junior Lyons. She is survived by one son, Larry Lyons of Prestonsburg; one brother, Mack Slone of Pikeville; one sister, Avonelle Slone of Warren, Michigan; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 29, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Elder Jimmy Hall and other Old Regular Baptist ministers Officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Julia "Julie' Layne Martin

Julia "Julie" Layne Martin, 89, of Hueysville, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born April 3, 1910, she was the daughter of the late James and Maudie Hale Layne. She was a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church in Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hargus Martin. Survivors include one son, Hargus Martin Jr. of Hueysville; two sisters, Mary Gullett of Ashland, and Delia Conley of Hueysville; two brothers, James R. Layne Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, and Sam Layne of Willard, Ohio; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grand-child. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 1, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Manns and Earl Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Family Cemetery, at Hueysville.

Willie Hunter

Age, 77, of Garrett, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born April 27, 1922, in Honaker, the son of the late Ben Hunter and Maggie Hamilton Hunter. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Ida Hicks Hunter. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Hunter of Jamestown, Jackie D. Hunter of Martinsville, Indiana; two daughters, Joyce A. Hatfield of Poland, Indiana, Bonnie L. Hill and Betty S. Benjamin, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; three stepsons, Arnold Hicks of Seattle, Washington, Billy Hicks of Detroit, Michigan, Eddie Hicks of Taylor, Michigan; three stepdaughters, Versia Duncan of Huntington, West Virginia, Mary Wright of Allen Park, Michigan, Betty Hicks of Taylor, Michigan; two brothers, Ora Hunter of Ypsilanti, Michigan, John Hunter of Printer; two sisters, Clara May Morgan of Allen, Nancy Kidd of Harold; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grand-children. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Tom Kidd, Richard Griffith and Raymond Lawson officiating Burial was in the Curtis Tackett Cemetery, at Honaker.

 December 3, 1999

Lewis Lloyd Calhoun

Age, 80, of Frankfort, formerly of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at his residence, following an extend- ed illness. Born on November 14, 1919, in McCreary, County, he was the son of the late Andy and Mahala Calhoun. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of WW II, U.S. Army, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat. He is survived by his wife, Hanna Lee Smith Calhoun. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Harris of Frankfort; one brother, Wendell Calhoun of Whitley City; one sister, Betty Jean Stephens of Whitley City; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 3, at 1 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat, with Jimmy Baker, Annette Harrod, and Don Fraley Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat.

Joyce Moore

Age, 69, of McDowell, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. She was born August 20, 1930, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Frank Meade and Betty Moore Meade. She is survived by her husband, Jake Moore. Other survivors include three sons, Bethel Dean Tackett of McDowell, Orville Meade and Sammy Joe Meade both of McDowell; two daughters, Avilene Collins of Price, Betty Mullins of Hindman; one half- brother, Ishamel Meade of Chicago, Illinois; two sisters, Miranda Caudill of Flemingsburg, Rendy La Martz of Drift; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grand- child. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 3, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church, Price, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Stumbo Cemetery, Price.

Earnest Vance

Age, 83, of Beaver, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 24, 1916, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Silvester and Mary Alice Elliott Vance. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Christian Church, Hi Hat, and a member of the U.M.W.A. local 5899, Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Minerva Osborne Vance. Other survivors include three sons, Chester Pack of Prestonsburg, William Dewey Vance of McDowell, Micheal Ray Vance of Beaver; six daughters, Lorraine Corley of McDowell, Ruth Grottle of New Lebanon, Ohio, Emesteene Kendrick of Warren, Michigan, Patricia Gail Slone of Beaver, Gerema Jo Kinney of Westland, Michigan, Greta Lynn Fife of Dayton, Tennessee; one brother, Noah Vance of Beaver; one sister, Maggie Wheatly of Pocatello, Iowa; 26 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 4, at 11 a.m., at the United Christian Church, at Hi Hat, with Bill Slone and others officiating. Burial will be in the Vance Cemetery, Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Don Pack, Slick Pack, Ronnie Vance, Randy Vance, Toby Vance, Mikey Vance, Dougie Vance, Lome Slone, Brent Slone, Bill (B-Bob) Slone, Jeff Kinney, Jacob Fife, Robert Fife, Alan Grottle and Nehemiah Fife.

Wayne Wright Tackett

Age, 55, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Bevinsville, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at his residence. Born on June 6, 1943, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Victor and Mary Meade Tackett. He was a disabled carpenter and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Tackett. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Kay Tackett of Ohio; four brothers, Vernon Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, Victor Tackett Jr. of Bypro, Jerry Holbrooks of Huntington, Indiana, Denver Hobrooks of Middlesboro; three sisters, Connie Woods of Bevinsville, Girsa Mauck of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Phyllis Hall of Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville.

 December 5, 1999

John Wallace Estep Jr.

Age, 76, of Allen, died Thursday, December 2, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital, Hunington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. He was born March 21, 1923, in Flat Gap, the son of the late John Wallace Estep and Goldie Cantrell Estep. He was a retired mechanic for May Coal Company, Allen, and J.S. World War II and Korean War Army veteran. Other survivors include one son, Johathan Estep, Dwale; one step- son, Vernon Oliver of Batavia, Ohio; one daughter, Dora Mae Croft of Collinswood, New Jersey; one step-daughter, Darlean Keith of Ft. Myers, Florida; one brother, Walter Estep of Newark, Ohio; one sister, Jean Adkins of Allen; one grandchild; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, by minister Ken LeMaster. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Glenn Stumbo

Age, 82, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of McDowell, died Thursday, December 2, 1999, in Florida. He was born December 15, 1916, in McDowell, the son of the late Grover C. Stumbo and Minnie Hopkins Stumbo. He was a retired drywall con- tractor in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and a member of the Faith Way Baptist Church, in Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Goble Stumbo. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Manns of Bradenton, Florida, Rhonda Potts of Pickney, Michigan; one brother, William "Bill" Stumbo of Lancaster; three sisters, Sue Jane Beazley of Nashville, Tennessee, Ruth Musselman of Dayton, Ohio, Rosemary Compton of Taveress, Florida; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services will be con- ducted, Monday, December 6, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with the clergyman, Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial will be in the Stumbo Cemetery, at Minnie.

Madeline Newsome Mitchell

Age, 61, of Grethel, died Friday, December 3, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born January 17, 1938, in Grethel, she was the daughter of the late Jaylee. and Annie Hall Newsome. She is survived by her husband, Kinnel Mitchell. Other survivors include, three brothers, Clyde Newsome of Wolcottvitle, Indiana, Klinnon Newsome and Arnold Newsome, both of Grethel; five sisters, Phylistene Mitchell of Grethel, Neveline Blankenship of Wolcottville, Indiana, Ruthie Tuttle of Wildwood, Indiana, and Emma Grace Emery, and Charlene Hoover, both of Warsaw, Indiana. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, December 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Larry Newsome, Earl Dean Newsome, Chester Newsome and Monford Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Randall Scott Holbrook

Age, 35, of David, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, as the result of a trailer fire. He was born September 26, 1964, at McDowell, the son of Janie Bailey Kilgore Holbrook of Michigan, and the late Hanson Holbrook Jr. Survivors, other than his mother, include one half-brother and one- half sister, Donald Holbrook and Barbara Holbrook, both of Pennsylvania. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 2, at noon, at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Louisa.  (Reprinted due to error)

December 8, 1999

Oliver Bryant

Oliver Bryant 71, a resident of Countryside Continuing Care Center, Fremont, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, in Fremont Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hi Hat, June 11, 1928, the son of the late Willard and Delilah Bryant. He worked as a coal miner in Kentucky most of his life until the mid 1960s, when he became disabled. He was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Madgie Compton Bryant, of Albion, Michigan. Other survivors include six daughters, Charlotte McConnell of Albion, Debbie Rollheiser of Oak Harbor, Patty Lonsbury of Tiffin, Linda Naugle of Bowling Green, Carol Bishop of Port Clinton, Brenda Collins of Printer; four sons, Ricky Bryant of Albion, Danny Bryan of Drift, Jesse Bryant of Homer, Michigan, and Donald Bryant of McDowell; one sister, Gladys Mullins of Price; 26 grand-children and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 3 at the Grace Freewill Baptist Church, Albion, Michigan. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Albion.

Abe Cline Howell

Abe Cline Howell, 62, of McDowell, died Monday, December 6, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 5, 1937, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Dee Howell and Polly Mosley Howell. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price. Survivors include his wife, Christine Dye Howell; five sons, Rodney Cline Lowell and Abe Howell Jr., both of Minnie, Jerry Howell of Martin, John Howell of Topmost, Donald Howell of McDowell; seven daughters, Tina Kendrick and Nancy Slone, both of Wheelwright, Linda Gayheart of Martin, Lora Howell of McDowell, Melissa York and Rhonda Losinger, both of Minnie, Rachel Stephens of Indiana; eight brothers, Homer Howell, Olvine Howell, Eugene Howell, and Claude Howell, all of McDowell, Estill Howell of Somerset, Dee Howell Jr. and Dallas Howell, both of McDowell, and Earl Howell of Hamilton, Ohio; two sisters, Rose Hall of McDowell, Julie Elliott of Portsmouth, Ohio; 35 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December at 10 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, at Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Howell Cemetery, McDowell.

Roy Michael Hamilton

Age, 41, of St. Cloud, Florida, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, in Florida. He was born December 17, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Elmer and the late Loretta Akers Hamilton. He graduated from Fairmont East High School in Kettering, Ohio, in 1975. He worked as a cement finisher and later became a sound engineer in music production. He played with several bands in the Kettering area as well as in Florida. He had also written several songs. Survivors, other than his father, include one sister, Joy Hamilton of Kettering; and two brothers, Jerry Hamilton of Kettering and Craig Hamilton of Winter Park, Florida. He is also survived by an uncle, Leroy Akers, and an aunt, Margie Parsons, both of McDowell. Funeral services were conducted at the Woodland Mausoleum in Dayton, Ohio, Monday, November 29, with Rev. Harvey Smith officiating. 

Eugene Sparkman

Age, 62, of Minnie, died Sunday, December 5 at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a short illness. He was born September 10 1937, in Knott County, the son of the late Irvin Sparkman and Hazel Stone Sparkman. He was a retired Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company Warehouse employee and a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Anna Dean Williams Sparkman. Survivors include two sons Rodney Sparkman of Pikeville Darren Sparkman of West Liberty, one daughter, Karen Sparkman Johnson of Minnie; five brothers, James Sparkman of Marion, Ohio Carl Sparkman of Stanton, Marvin Sparkman of Louisville, Glidden Sparkman of Dayton, Ohio, Lawrence Ray Sparkman of Russellville; five sisters, Corean McIntosh of Hindman, Racine Terry of Williamson, West Virginia, Betty Sparkman and Sandra Kay Ratliff, both of Leburn, Ruby Anderson of Winchester; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 8, at ll a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Glenna Ritchie

Age, 60, of Talcum, died December 4, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Knott County, on July 18, 1939, the daughter of Martha Dobson Ritchie Fugate, and the late Columbus Ritchie. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Ritchie. Other survivors include four brothers, Amel and Billy Ray Ritchie, both of Talcum, Kenneth Ritchie of Mousie, and Paul Jean Napier of Springfield, Ohio; and one sister, Ethel Ritchie of Talcum. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, December 7, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Denzil Ratliff and Hurley Smith officiating. Burial was in the Little Jink Ritchie Cemetery at Talcum, under the direction of the Hindman Funeral Services.

Christopher Michael Patton

Age, 25, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at Arkansas Creek, following an auto accident. Born on June 23, 1974, in Martin, he was the son of Terry Bentley of Hueysville and Francis Patton of Martin. He was a laborer. Survivors, other than his parents, include one son, Jezreel Eaton; one brother, Joseph Kyle Patton of Martin; one-half brother, Brian Bentley of Hueysville; and one sister, Tasha Nicole Patton of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chuck Hall officiating. Burial was in the Patton Family Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Marion Kilburn, Mike Crisp, Everett Crisp Jr., Steven Crum, Joey Crum, Roger Hall and Keith Jones.

Dorothy "Dotty" Gay Martin Yabroff

Age 57, of Wilmington, DE, died on December 6th, 1999, at home, following a courageous struggle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Yabroff was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, on June 8, 1942, to Dorothy Turner Martin and William Martin of Drift Kentucky.  Dotty was an active longstanding member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington.  She was preceded in death by her brother, William Gary Martin, in 1961, and her father, William Martin, in 1997. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ronald Yabroff; three daughters and sons-in-law, Robin Yabroff and David King, of Washington, D.C.; Ann Yabroff, of Chicago, IL.; and Jennifer and Patrick Walsh, of Falls Church, VA; and her mother, Dorothy Martin, of Martin, KY. She is also survived by parents-in-law, David and Evelyn Yabroff; her brother-in-law and wife, Stephen and Jean Yabroff; niece, Heidi Lovett and family; her aunts, Edith Martin and Stella Martin; and many cousins. Services will be at Hall Funeral Home on Saturday, December 11, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. with Clergyman Arnold Turner, Jr., officiating. Burial will take place in the Turner family cemetery, Drift, Kentucky, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the Wilmington Friends School Fund, and Delaware Hospice.

 December 10, 1999

Rosa Lee Mullins Newsome

Age, 53, of Martin, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a short illness. She was born March 5, 1946, in Martin, the daughter of the late Hampton T Mullins and Florence Hale Mullins. Survivors include two sons, James Dwayne Mullins and Henry Allen Mullins, both of Martin; five brothers, Denver Mullins and Larry Mullins, both of Martin, Claude Mullins and Paul Mullins both of Mentone, Indiana, Hampton Mullins Jr. of Warsaw, Indiana; two sisters, Avalene Lee of Pataskala, Ohio, and Bessie Woods of Emma. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 10, at 1 P-re., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- man, Donnie Hackworth, officiating. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery, Stephens Branch, Martin.

Phillip Dale Niece

Age 41, of Harold, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born December 13, 1957, in Prestonsburg, the son of Virgie Parsons Niece Hall, Prestonsburg, and the late Willard P. Niece. He was a department manager for Lowe's of Pikeville, a U.S. Navy veteran, a Kentucky Colonel since 1993, and a member of the Toler Creek Church of Christ. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Stanley Niece of Harold, Russell Niece of Staffordsville; two sisters, Linda Lyon of Thelma, and Henrietta Osborn of Auxier. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 11, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- men, Oscar Tackett and Joe Meade, officiating. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, Harold.

Kenneth Isaac

Age, 37, of Melvin, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 7, 1962, in Floyd County, he was the son of Ivan and Rosalie Thornsbury Isaac of Melvin. He was a disabled factory worker. Survivors include two sons, Andrew Isaac of Wheelwright, Justin Lee Isaac of Mt. Orab, Ohio; one brother, Virgil Isaac of Stanville; three sisters, Linda Gall Humphrey of Melvin, Sheila Bryant of Martin, and Estalene Slone of Blue River. Funeral services wilt be con- ducted Saturday, December 11, 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Isaac and Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Roxie Keen

Age, 84, of Wayland, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at her residence. She was born June 13, 1915, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Tim and Ida Hicks. She was a member of the Crossroad Community Baptist Church, Hindman. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Keen. Other survivors include three sons, Ernest Keen Jr., Columbus Grove, Ohio, Ancil Bentley of Columbus, Ohio, Kenneth Ray Bentley of Springport, Michigan; three daughters, Loretta Tackett of Kenton, Ohio, Kathy Keen of Versailles, Oma Lee Caudill of River; one brother, Lewis Hicks of McGuffey, Ohio, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 p,m., at her residence at Mill Creek, Wayland, with the clergyman, Cullen Caudill and .others, officiating. Burial will be in the Keen Family Cemetery, Mill Creek Wayland.

Wayne Wright Tackett

Age, 55, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Bevinsville, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at his residence. Born on June 6, 1943, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Victor and Mary Meade Tackett. He was a disabled carpenter and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Tackett. Survivors include his stepmother, Ora Tackett of Bevinsville; one daughter, Linda Kay Tackett of Ohio; four brothers, Vernon Tackett of Huntington, Indiana, Victor Tackett Jr. of Bypro, Jerry Holbrooks of Huntington, Indiana, Denver Hobrooks of Middlesboro; three sisters, Connie Woods of Bevinsville, Girsa Mauck of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Phyllis Hall of Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial Will be in the Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville. (Reprinted due to an omission)

Ruth Alice Francis

Age 82, of Allen Kentucky . The daughter of William Martin and Barbara Shreve Pack passed away December 9th, 1999, as a result of a brief illness with cancer. Mrs. Francis and her deceased husband C.D. (Chile) Francis, were retired operators of the Garrett Sundries Store, Garrett Kentucky. They were also co- owners for a short time of the Garrett Theater.  Mrs. Francis was among Garrett High School's first: Graduating Class of 1937 . Three children survive, two sons, Bill R. Francis, Donald (Donnie) Francis, both of Mousie, Ky. and Ruth Karen Marcum of Allen, KY. Also surviving are five grand- sons, Ross Francis, Kevin Francis, Robbie Francis, Scotty Francis, and Doug Marcum, and two great-granddaughters, Alyson Francis and Krystal Francis. Two Brothers survive, Mr. Glenn Pack of Allen, Kentucky and Mr. Donald Pack of Winchester, Kentucky, a sister Roberta Elliott of Inman, South Carolina, and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. Burial will be in the "Francis Family Cemetery" at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel,

 December 12, 1999

Lonnie Samons

Age 73, of Allen, died Thursday, December 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Born on July 13, 1926, in Martin, he was the son of the late William Lee and Lissie Click Samons. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife Leona Hurd Samons; two sons, Emie Lee Samons of West Liberty and Ronnie Dean Samons of Martin; one daughter, Polly Shepherd of Prestonsburg; one brother, Hie Samons of Martin; one sister, Polly Crum of Martin; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, with Ellis Stephens officiating. Burial followed in the Crum Cemetery-Arkansas, Martin.

Truman Johnson

Age, 68, of River Rouge, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 6, 1999, at his residence. Born on March 1, 1931, in Speight, he was the son of the late Pleasant and Lillie Johnson. He was a retired steel mill worker and affiliated with the Church of Christ. He is survived by three daughters, Robin Osborn of St. Helen, Mich., Sue Bemardi of Louisville, Melissa Martinez of Allen Park, Mich.; three brothers, Hobert Johnson and Hubert Johnson, both of Speight, Bruce Johnson of Ecorse, Mich.; three sisters, Hazel Johnson and Emma Johnson, both of Speight, Molly Owens of Langley; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Draxie Hall. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 9, at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home with ministers of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment followed at the Pleasant Johnson Cemetery at Long Fork, Virgie.

Kimberly Ann Jacobs

Age 22, of Pippa Passes, died Friday, December 10, at Vencor Hospital in Louisville, following an extended illness. Born on March 27, 1977, in Knott County she was the daughter of Darrell Jacobs of Pippa Passes and Aileen Jacobs Napier of Kendallville, Tenn. She was a student at Knott Central High School. Survivors include one son, Shane Michael Jacobs of Pippa Passes; a grandmother, Dora Jacobs of Pippa Passes; a great-grand- mother, Francis Slone Jacobs, of Pippa Passes; and one sister, Amy Lynn Jacobs of Lexington. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Monday, December 13, at 11 a.m., at the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church in Pippa Passes, with Clyde Jacobs, Kelly Slone and Emmitt Slone officiating. Burial will follow in the Jimmy Slone Cemetery, Pippa Passes. 

Barbara Fouts

Age, 92, of Long Fork, Virgie, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 1999, in her residence. Born April 25, 1907 in Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Lusane Bentley Stewart. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Herbert Fouts and Joe Fouts, both of Virgie; three daughters, Flora Bentley, Ruth Stewart and Avalene Tackett, all of Virgie; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Fouts; two sons, Billy and Isaac Fouts; one daughter, Shelby Jean Johnson; one brother; and five sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, at 11 a.m. in the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with James Harmon and other Church of Christ ministers officiating. Interment was conducted at the Bentley Cemetery.

Albert Rose

Age, 78, passed away Monday, December 6, 1999, at Whetstone Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was born the son of Albert A. Rose and Nora Whittaker Rose on February 24, 1921, in Auxier. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Edna; one daughter, Nanette Adkins; one granddaughter, Gillian McLane; one sister, Gerturde Ousley; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Karla Tomastik, Susan Sheely and the alumni group at the former Wayland High School. He was retired from Nationwide Development Company, a member of Nationwide Retirees, Oakland Park Prime Time Group, Oakland Park United Methodist Church and the American Legion, and a veteran of the Air Force serving in World War II. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 9, at Schoedinger North Chapel, with Pastor Janet Lewis presiding. Interment followed at Kingwood Memorial Park.

 December 15, 1999

Roberta Louise Sammons

Age, 61, of Kingman, Kansas, formerly of Water Gap, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, following a brief illness. Born on February 17, 1938, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ada Conley Whitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Sammons. Survivors include four sons, Robert Lee Sammons Jr. of East Point, Ronnie- Sammons of Thealka, Jackie Sammons and Roy Sammons, both of Auxier; five daughters, Francis Poe and Tammy Carroll, both of David, Avonelle Muller of Auxier, Charlotte Hornbeck of Cheney, Kansas, Flossie Sammons of Olive Branch, Mississippi; two brothers, Frank Whir of Water Gap, Bill Whitt of Texas; two Sisters, Minnie Conley of South Haven, Kansas, Mary Johnson of Campton; 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 13, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Delmon Hayton officiating. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery, Big Branch, Prestonsburg.

Virdle Conn

Age, 77, of Martin, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa.. He was born June 19, 1922, :in Martin, the son of the late William Conn and Lizzie Jarrell Conn. He was a laborer for New York Central Railroad. Survivors include two sons, Larry Conn and Chester Conn, both of Lancaster, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 14, at 1 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin.

Will (Bill) Ward Jr.

Age, 54, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 25, 1945, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Will Ward Sr. and Sarah Johnson Ward. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Harris Ward. Other survivors include one son, Billy Ward, of Melvin; one daughter, Lucinda Hood of Lenoir, North Carolina; two brothers, Arthur Ward of Eaton, Indiana, Joe Ward of Wabash, Indiana; five sisters, Dorothy Manns of Marion, Ind., Anette Farmer of Wheelwright, Bethel Thornsberry of Martin, Millie Dye and Lilly Ward, both of North Carolina; two grandchildren bad two step-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 13, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, with ministers of Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Harris Family Cemetery, Melvin.

Stella Perry Martin

Age, 83, of Printer, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was born March 17, 1916, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Charlie Perry and Minnie Howell Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Cam" Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Billie Jean Fletcher of Kimper, Betty Joyce Collins of Westerville, Ohio; one brother, Okel Perry of Hi Hat; three sisters, Melvina Newsome of Grethel, Beatrice Newsome, and Wilma Alley, :both of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 13, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Hunter.

Sil Tanie Hall Yates

Age, 92, of Bevinsviile, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on November 30, 1908, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Evaline Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Yates. Survivors include three sons, Homer Yates of Bevinsville, Donald Yates of Martin, Robert (Bob) Yates of Lockport, Illinois; three daughters, Hazel Hall of Vickery, Ohio, Yvonne Webster of Springfield, Ohio, Billie L. Stegall of Hi Hat; one brother, Lee Hall of Strongsville, Ohio; 34 grandchildren, several great- grandchildren,, and two great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conduct- ed Tuesday, December 14, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Will Hall Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Lona Slone Ferguson

Age, 67, of Lexington, formerly of Martin. died Sunday, December 12, 1999 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1932, the daughter of the late Isom B. and Pearlie Mullins Slone. She was a retired nurse for the Old Beaver Valley and Our Lady of the Way Hospitals. Her husband, Malcolm Ferguson, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son. Malcom "Mac" Ferguson and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m., today (Wednesday), at Hall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, December 16, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Dr. Adrain Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the May Cemetery, Martin.

Alice Conley

Age, 89, of Mousie, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mousie, on July 16, 1910, the daughter of Madison Campbell and Rhoda Wicker Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband Ballard Conley. She is survived by five sons, Wayne Conley of Lebum, Martin Conley of Huntsville, Alabama, Claude Conley of Mousie, Clarence Conley of Utica, Ohio, and Billy Mitchell Conley of Morristown, Tennessee; two daughters, Wanda Louise Owens and Aileen Wicker, both of Mousie; three sisters, Melissa Martin of Martin, Dealie Kunkle of Hindman, and Della Martin of Florida; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Friday, .December 10, at the Hindman Funeral .Services Chapel with Rogers Hicks, Coy Combs and Ralph Howard officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Mousie,.

Elzie Edward "Duke" Pack

Age, 52, of Wheelwright, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born December 28, 1946, in Price, the son of Oval and Elva Little Pack. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Marine, Vietnam War veteran, and attended the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors, other than his parents, include three sons, Paul Edward Pack of Paris, Tennessee, Christopher Wayne Gentry and Eric Aaron Gentry, both of Jacksonville, North Carolina; one daughter, Veronica Ray Owen of Grayville, Illinois; one brother, Eugene Pack of Wheelwright; two sisters, Sharon Patton of McDowell, Brenda Merion of Langley, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 13, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Scot Merion, Kevin Patton, Brian Patton, Jimmy Farmer, David Farmer, and Hubert Farmer. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Little, Ronnie Newsome and Randy Farmer.

 December 17, 1999

Nora Jane Akers McCoy

Age, 53, of Lexington, formerly of McDowell, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at her residence. Born on November 4, 1946, in Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lizzie Wallen Akers. She was a disabled beautician and a member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell. Survivors include her husband, Tom McCoy; one son, Michael Thomas McCoy of Lexington; one daughter, Dawn Michelle McCoy of Lexington; two brothers, Noah Carson Akers, and Vernon Akers, both of McDowell; four sisters, Freeda Tackett of Eastern, Margie Gore of Knoxville, Tennessee, Carolyn Wright and Marilyn Moore, both of Lexington; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 17, at 1 p.m., at the McDowell First Baptist Church, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell.

Nellie Marie Ward Foster

Age, 73, of Drift, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at her residence. She was born November 27, 1926, in Meally, the daughter of the late Ben Ward and Mary Alice Plummer Ward. She is survived by her husband, Sherman L. Foster. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three brothers, Carlos Ward of New Lebanon, Ohio, James Ward of Paintsville and Bobby Ward of Ohio; two sisters, Faye Johnson of Weeksbury and Lucille McDowell of Fayetteville, Georgia. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 18, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Ted Shannon and Ersel Huff, officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, Drift.

Helen Hall

Age, 79, of Kite, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on September 11, 1920, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Sarah Evaline Hall. Survivors include one brother, Merdie Hall of Kite; one sister, Alma Hall of Kite. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 17, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Hall Cemetery, Kite.

Alison Marie Coffey

Daughter of James and Patricia Abbott Coffey, of Fort Hood, Texas, was stillborn, Saturday, November 20, 1999, at the Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas. She was preceded in death by one brother, Brandon Coffey. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grand- parents, Harold and Patricia Dale Abbott of Kimper; and paternal grandmother, Brenda Coffey of Turkey Creek. Funeral services were conduct- ed at the Grapevine Primitive Baptist Church, Sunday, November 21, with Primitive Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery at Phyllis.

Arthur Jeff Shepherd

Age, 32, of David, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was the son of Irvine Shepherd of David, and Betty Jo Garrett of Prestonsburg. He was born on November 7, 1967, at Blue River. He was a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Sue Chaffins Shepherd. Other survivors include one daughter, Amber Lee Shepherd, at home; one brother and two sisters, Irvin Shepherd Jr. of Blue River; Sybel Lois Johnson of Blue River; Linda Grace Campbell of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be con ducted Sunday, December 19, at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Ellis Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Shepherd Family Cemetery, at David.

 

Elouise Griffith

Age, 66, of Lima, Ohio, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. Born August 14, 1933. in Garrett, she was the daughter of Grover C. and Belva Patrick Johnson. She attended Union Chapel Missionary Church, and was a for- mer member of Eagles No. 3615 of Indian Lake. She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Griffith. Other survivors include two sons, Paul F. Griffith Jr. of Thomasville, Georgia, David Michael Griffith of Botkins, Ohio; four daughters, Mary M. Pugsley of Lima, Ohio. Yvette K. Reffitt of Martin, Debra S. Harter of Lima, Ohio, Virginia D. Yoesting of Lewistown, Ohio; four brothers, Phillip Johnson, and Grover Johnson, both of Biloxi, Mississippi, James Johnson of Memphis, Tennessee, Earl Johnson of Lima, Ohio: seven sisters, Leatrice Sybert of Vaughnsville, Ohio, Marie Bachman of Phoenix, Arizona, Iona Roberts of Rimer, Ohio, Kathy Wilson of Lakeview, Ohio, Bessie Turner of Delphos. Ohio, Teresa Akers, and Avalon Shepherd, both of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 17, at Union Chapel Missionary Church, with Rev. Mark Bayliff officiating. Burial will be in the Ward Cemetery.

Minnie Rogers

Age, 83, of Harold died Tuesday, December 14. 1999. at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Pikeville, following an extended illness. Born on September 4, 1916. in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Nancy Akers Adkins. She was a member of Upper Toler Church of Christ at Harold. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cobbie Rogers. in 1984. Survivors include five sons. K.C. Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Joe Rogers, and Bobby Rogers. all of Harold, and James E. Rogers of Pikeville; six daughters, Thelma Sword of Pikeville, Goldie Baker. Mary Lou Robs. Phyllis Hendrick. all of Louisville, Zella Mae Shepherd of Bowling Green, and Doris Jean Rowe of Harold; one brother, Lee Adkins of Indiana; one sister, Melby MacKinbee of Michigan; 39 grandchildren: 50 great-grandchildren and 4 great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 17, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Ballard Hunt Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold.

Hiram Ousley

Age, 89, of Knoxville. Indiana, formerly of Rochester, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at the Countryside Place Nursing Home in Knox, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born February 8, 1910, in Floyd County, the son of the late Ben and Betty Shepherd Ousley. He was retired from Safeway Steel Corp., Rochester, Indiana, after 16 years of service and was a member of the Little Alvie Baptist Church, Knox, Indiana, where he was the minister for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Adkins. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Martel of Houston Texas; five sons, Aaron Ousley of Kewanna, Indiana, Norman Ousley of PawPaw, Michigan, Eugene Ousley of Mishawaka, Indiana, Ralph Dean Ousley of Raphine, Virginia, Tommy Ousley of Marietta, Georgia; two brothers, Arthur Ousley of Peru, Indiana and Alec Ousley of Columbus, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 18, at Little Alvie Baptist Church, Knox, Indiana, with Rev. Clifford Newsome officiating.

Alex Hall

Age, 61, of Teaberry, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at his residence, following an extend- ed illness. Born on March 30, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Frank Hall Jr. and Rhoda Mitchell Hall. He was disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Hamilton Hall. Other survivors include three sons, Frankie Michael Hall and Keith Shannon Hall, both of Teaberry, Mickey Hall of Harold; one daughter, Hester Ann Hall, of Teaberry; two brothers, Bobby Hall and John Hall, both of Teaberry; four sisters, Judy Hamilton, Bessie Hall, Estalene Newsome and Irene Williams, all of Teaberry; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, December 18, 1999, at noon at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry.

 December 22, 1999

Barbara A. Hyden

Age, 55, of Pierceton, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at her residence. September 20, 1944, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Carroll Maynard and Elesta Fraley. She was a cook at Richard's Restaurant for the last 15 years. Survivors include two sons, Floyd Hyden Jr. and Chris Hyden, both of Pierceton, Indiana; four daughters, Donna Schaefer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mary Sherwin of Silver Lake, Indiana, Michelle Wilson of Elkhart, Indiana, Mae Sandra Hyden of Pierceton, Indiana; two brothers, Gene and Langley Maynard, both of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Sandra Hayes of Columbus, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Private graveside services were Tuesday, December 28, in the Maynard Fraley Family Cemetery, Franklin County.

Cherity Bernice Newsome

Infant child of Matt Newsome and Nicole Lieurance of Martin, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Jonathan Matthew Newsome of Martin; one sister, Brandy Nicole Newsome of Martin; her maternal grandparents, Mike Lieurance of Willard, Ohio, Barb Stone of Shelby, Ohio, and her paternal grandfather, Edward Newsome of Martin. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, December 18, at noon at the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, McDowell.

James Mitchell Fraley

Age, 35, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, December 17, 1999, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on January 8, 1964, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Hicks Fraley. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include one daughter, Judith Renee Fraley of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one brother, Joe Fraley of Tazewell, Tennessee; and one sister, Bonnie Hall of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conduct- ed Tuesday, December 21, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Charles Crider officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, Stratton Branch, Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Mary Elizabeth Fraley Stephens

Age, 53, of Wayland, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a short illness. She was born April 19, 1946, in Fleming-Neon, the daughter of Fred Fraley, of Wayland, and the late Merle Miller Fraley. She Was an auditor and coal salesperson for Elkhorn Coal Company, a member of Wayland United Methodist Church, a member of Wayland Historical Society, a Kentucky Colonel, and served as commissioner of the City of Wayland town council. In addition to her father, she is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Renae Kinman of Morehead; one brother, Marvin Fraley of Lexington; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergymen, Larry Adams and Randy Osborne, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Roonie Johnson, Paul Gene Mullins, Randy Wever, John Wever, Frankie Francis, Curt Slone, Gary Branham, and Jerry Fultz. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Ray Fraley, Herman Harmon, Roger Reynolds, Elmer Morrison and Clabe Mosley.

Gracie Slone

Age, 59, of Mallie, died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at her home. She was born in Knott County, on November 10, 1940, the daughter of the late James Huff and Lillie Slone Huff. She was Preceded in death by her husband, Diamond Slone. Survivors include five sons, Randall Slone of Hindman, Wendell Slone of Dana, Ricky and Diamond Jr. Slone, both of Mallie, and Micky Slone of Celina, Ohio; seven brothers, Estill Huff of Pinetop, Menefee, Marion, Edwin and Stanley Huff, all of Pippa Passes, Curtis Huff of Garner, and Marcus Huff of Somerset; four sisters, Allie Slone and Cova Hale, both of Pinetop, Florida Combs of Pippa Passes, and Pam Hall of Cumberand; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 17, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with, Burton Ratliff and Tad Huff officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Charlie Johnson

Age, 73, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, December 17, 1999, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a member and deacon of Friendship Baptist Church in Lenoir City and a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy. He was the son of Cindy Sloan Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee, and the late Frank Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Haywood Johnson. Other survivors include two daughters, Diane Myers, and Lovella McKinnon, both of Statham Georgia; four sisters, Alice Johnson Hicks, Pokie Johnson Vineyard, Della Johnson Ousley, and a twin sister, Goldie Johnson Flanery; two brothers, Alec Johnson of Ohio, Ruben Johnson of Lenoir,' City; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 19, at the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Howard Hannah officiating. Interment was in the Lake View Cemetery, with military honors conferred by the U.S. Navy. (Information, courtesy of J.W. Call Funeral Home.)

 December 24, 1999

Amy Lynn Hall Newsome

Age 3, of Creston. Ohio. died Tuesday, December 21. 1999. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Lexington. She was born May 13. 1996. in Lexington. the daughter of Bobby Newsome and Teresa Hall Newsome. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents. Robert and Ruby Henderson Newsome of Ligon, and her maternal grandparents, James Hall and Loretta Moore Hall of Rittrnan. Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Friday. December 2'4. at 11 a.m.. at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church. Hi Hat. with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery. Hi Hat.

Zella Holbrook

Age 82. of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born on April 29, 1917. in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lula Whitaker Prater. Her husband. Sollie Holbrook. preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons. Samuel B. Holbrook of Spring Lake, North Carolina, Ezra D. Holbrook of Laporte, Indiana; one daughter, Ruth Fegley of Columbus, Ohio; one brother. Monroe Prater of Richmond; l l grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, December 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

Robert Clay "Itch" Branham

Age 75, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday. December 16, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of a sudden illness. He was born July 3, 1924, the son of the late Fanny Robinson and Lewis Branham. He was owner/operator of Arrowood's Hardware Store; a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg; and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife. Frances Layne Branham; one daughter, Judy Freels, of Prestonsburg; one brother, Franklin D. "Set" Branham of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Hazel Harmon of East Point; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 19. at 2 p.m.. at the Carter Funeral Home. with Rex:. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Serving as honorary pallbearers were John D. Evans, Bob Tackett. Tom Ed Clark, Ursal Ray Wilcox, Greg Gibson, Harold Hammonds. Ray Porter, James Risner, Jimmy J. DeRossett, and Mike Wells. Active pallbearers were Bill Tom Goble, John B. Clark, Tommy Howell, Gordon Freels, Curt Risner, Ronald Adams. and Joe David Weddington.

December 26, 1999

Omer Edwin Slone

Age, 74; of LaGrange, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at the Cleveland Clinic after a short ill- ness. Born m Wayland, the son of the late Bessie and Elmer Slone, he had lived in the LaGrange area since 1953. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company in Brook Park. He Served in China with the Army infantry during World War II. He. was a member of Pleasant view Old Regular Baptist Church in Litchfield, where he Was a de- con for many years. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marjorie; a daughter, Belinda E. Reiutz of Elyria; a son, Douglas E. of New Port Richey, Florida', two sisters, Evalee Slone and Mianie Forbush, both of Elyria; two brothers, Jerry of Shiloh and Nelson of Elyria; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, December 18, at 11 a.m., at the church, with burial following in the River Road Cemetery in LaGrange.

December 29, 1999

Dalton Breeding

Age, 85, of Kite, died Thursday, December 23; 1999, at the University of Kentucky Hospital . He was born November 22. 1914, the son of the late Charles and Josie Hall Breeding. He was a retired teacher in the Knott County School System. He is survived by his wife, Edith Breeding. Other survivors include one son, Delbert Maurice Breeding of Carleton, Michigan; one daughter, Faye Nunnelly of Crittenden; two sisters, Dorothy Baker of Madison, North Carolina, and Elsie Burdsal of Pikeville; four grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 26, 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery, Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Jason Nunnelly, Dalton M. Breeding, James W. Reynolds, James Gayheart, Darrell Hall, Carl Douglas Little and Stewart Nunnelly.

Effort Jones

Age, 57, of Beaver, died Saturday, December 25, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness. Born July 10, .1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of Dennis and Dorsie Jones Jones. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Tucker Jones. Other survivors include three step-sons, Johnny Ray Carroll, Thomas Carroll, and Michael Paul Tucker, all of Honaker; one step-daughter, Lora Carol[ of Honaker; four sisters, Arizona Tackett. Artie Tackett, Elvie Jones, all of Beaver, and Lizzie Blankenship, all of Teaberry. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28th, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, . with: Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery, Tackett Fork, at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Margie Osborne

Age, 92, of Martin, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin, following an extended illness. Born on November 5, 1907, in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert (Hat) Hall and Francis Martin Hall. She was a member of Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny M. Osborne. Survivors include two sons, Don Osborne of Middletown, Indiana, Gary Osborne of Louisville; one daughter, Noma Jean Crisp of Martin; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 27, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Brazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. and Ersel Huff officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Nelson-Brazier Funeral Home.

Sylvia June Elliott

Age, 73, of Harold, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 15, 1926, in Jenkins, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Flora Swindae Rife. She was a retired nurse at Pikeville Methodist Hospital and a member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie (Bill) Elliott. Survivors include one son, Fred Rife of Harold; one brother, George Russell Rife of Akron, Ohio; and one sister, Elizabeth Wilson of Melvin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Michael Hall officiating. Burial was in the Rife Family Cemetery, Weeksbury, under the direction: of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Harold Lloyd Mullins

Age, 73, of Aurora, Illinois, formerly of Ceresco, died Wednesday. December 22, 1999, in Illinois, following a long illness. He was born January 18, 1926, in Wayland, the son of the late George Herbert and Sophia (Pennington) Mullins. He had been a resident of the Ceresco/Marshall areas most of his life. He had been employed by the Eaton Corporation in Marshall working at the Specialty Castings plant, and retired in 1981. In 1994, he moved to Round Rock Texas and then to Aurora, Illinois in 1995. During World War II, he served in the United States Marines. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart, He was a member of the VF.W. Post in Albion and the Marshall D.A.V He is survived by his wife, Alverta Bartley Mullins. Other survivors include two daughters, Loretta Blanton of Aurora, Illinois, Diana Morgan of Round Rock, Texas; two sons, Douglas Mullins of Wayland, Ronald Mullins of Battle Creek; one sister, Cora Click of Martin; one brother, Burnis Mullins of Lexington; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28, 1:30 p.m., at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, in Marshall, Michigan. Interment was in the Floral Lawn Memorial Garden, under the direction of Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home.

Thelma Frasure

Age, 76, of Hueysville, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on December 16, 1923, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Adkins and Gracie Ratliff Adkins. She was a retired custodian for Allen Central High School. She was preceded in n death by her husband, Horner Frasure. Survivors include one son, Phil Roy Frasure of Hueysville; two sisters, Ocie Ratliff of New Albany, Indiana, Edna Bailey of Hueysville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 26, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Bob Adkins Cemetery, Hueysville, under the direction of the Nelson-Brazier Funeral Home, Martin.

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