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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Friday, December 27, 2002

Timothy D. Conley

Age, 39, of Dwale, formerly of Hueysville, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, at Maytown, following an automobile accident. He was born October 29, 1963, in Martin, the son of Saundra Bentley Conley of Martin, and the late Elwood Conley. He was a welder/carpenter. In addition to his mother, other survivors include one daughter, Tiffany Leann Prater of Hueysville; three brothers, Darin Conley and Ronald Conley, both of Hueysville; and Frank Conley of Louisville; one sister, Twila Barnett of Lexington; his paternal grandmother, Cordelia Conley of Hueysville; eight nieces and nephews, and a girlfriend, Laverne Sexton of Dwale. He was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandfather, the late Milton Conley, and maternal grandparents, the late Norman and Mabel Moore Bentley. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jerry Manns and others officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Cemetery at Stone Coal in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Curtis Akers

Age, 70, of Betsy Layne, died Tuesday, December 24, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born June 5, 1932, at Amba, he was the son of the late Robert and Lillie Hall Akers Martin. He was a retired laborer for Elliott Glass and was a member of the Mouth of Mud Church of Christ, at Harold. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Salisbury Akers of Betsy Layne. Other survivors include one son, Billy Ray Akers of Pikeville; one daughter, Melanie Marie Bolden of Tram; two brothers, Roby Akers of Harold, and Jake Akers of Grethel; and two grandchildren, Makayla Dawn Bolden and Kenneth Preston Bolden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Carlie Sturgill, Stella Salisbury, Pearl Thacker, Nancy Mulkey, May Akers and Ruby Akers. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 28, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Christ (Mouth of Mud), Harold, with Elbert Lawson and Johnny Pugh officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church, with services nightly, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Clifford Hunter

Age 75, of New London, died Monday morning, December 23, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born November 20, 1927, in Trace Branch, Floyd County, Kentucky, the son of the late J. B. and Rebecca (Spurlock) Hunter. He grew up in the Trace area. As a young man he had worked in the local coal mines and was a mail carrier on horseback for the Blue Moon, Kentucky area. He and his new wife, moved to New London in 1948, where he worked for 27 years at the E. Bigelow Co. in New London as a fireman. He had also worked for 12 years at the Rockwell Corp. in Wellington until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Fitchville Church of Christ. He was a devoted father, grandfather and friend to many. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, fishing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elouise (Hall) Hunter; a son and daughter-in-law, Cordell and Mary Hunter of New London; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ron Hamilton of New London; three sisters, Ocie Hall of New London, Dorothy Carpenter of Grove City, Ohio, and Delphia Hall of Printer, Kentucky; six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by three sons, Glendale Hunter, Kevin Hunter and Ottis Hunter; a daughter, Alma Faye Hunter; five brothers, Columbus, Oliver, Arnold, Erman and Tennessee Hunter; and a grandson, Jason Hunter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 27, at 1 p.m., at the New London Church of Christ, 130 Third St., with Pastor Charles Mead and Earl Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at the Fitchville Cemetery, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Jesse Laferty

Age 98, of Allen, husband of the late Zelda Lou Samons Laferty, passed away Friday, December 20, 2002, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 23, 1904, in Endicott, (Edgar), the son of the late William Laferty and Sarah Burchfield Laferty. He was a retired railroad worker (oiler and packers), and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Herbert Dean Laferty of Allen, Donald Rudolph Laferty of Clearfield, and Herman Keith Laferty of Cub Run; three daughters, Maxine Thacker of Wurtland, Valerie Hall of Allen, and Sarah Glennis Lowe of Palm Coast, Florida, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Jesse Laferty were conducted Monday, December 23, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman James Edward Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Neil Laferty, Donnie Laferty, Larry Laferty, David Hall, Jim Thacker, Daryl Laferty, Denny Laferty and Keith Laferty.

Eugle Martin

Age 70, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Thursday, December 19, 2002, at her residence. She was a member of the Bellevue Baptist Church, Bellevue, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Dora Bentley; brothers, Sam and Virgil Bentley; and sister, Polly Bentley. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Lewis Martin; children, Rick Martin, Vicki Caudill, and Tim Martin and families; grandchildren, T. J. Caudill, Ashley Caudill, Andrew Martin, Karly Martin, Katlyn Hobby, Tyler Hobby, and Gareth Martin; brothers, Vernace, Don, Ron and Tom Bentley; a sister, Janice Salyers. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 21, with Elders Roy Smith, Hubert Caudill and Charles Smith officiating. Interment was in Kingwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, Ohio. Flowers will be graciously accepted, or in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice, at Riverside and Grant. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Irene J. Reitz

Age 74, of Drift, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2002, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital after an extended illness. She was born March 3, 1928, at Drift, the daughter of the late Lester and Lizzie Miller Judd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church, and the Drift Women’s Club. She is survived by her husband, Belford Reitz of Drift; one step-son, Belford Reitz Jr., and wife, Barbara, of Blaine, Minnesota; one step-daughter, Peggy Lattery and her husband, Bill; one sister, Josephine Hobson of Winchester; four nieces, Sue Brown, Cathyleen Hukle, Carol Whitlock and Irene Wilson; six nephews, Benny Hobson, Jack Hobson, Johnny Judd, Mark Judd, Tommy Judd and Lester Judd. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 24, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with Ted Shannon and Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, at Drift. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Home.

Monday, December 23, 2002

Walter Nelson

Age, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, December 18, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 27, 1935, at Coley, he was the son of the late Homer Nelson Sr., and the late Pearlie Jane Hackworth Nelson. He was a retired auto body mechanic, and a member of Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church at Prestonsburg. He was twice married; first to Roberta Adams Nelson, and later to Mary L. Blankenship Nelson. Both preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Don Nelson of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Dian Music of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Johnny Wayne Nelson and Ronnie Dean Nelson, both of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Eva Adams of North Manchester, Indiana, and Geneva Whitaker and Vickie Poe, both of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Virginia Ratliff of Banner. In addition to his parents, and his wives; he was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Nelson Jr., and Rebel Nelson; and two sisters, Shelby Jean Prater and Deloris Nelson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 21, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Manford Fannin and Richard Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Nelson Family Cemetery at Richardson Branch in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Palestine (Newsom) Newsome

Age, 75, of Carpenter Road, Ashtabula, died unexpectedly, Sunday, December 15, 2002, at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1927, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Shelby and Burnette (Hall) Newsom and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. Mrs. Newsome was a member of Lily of the Valley, Old Regular Baptist Church for 35 years, where she was very involved during her younger years. She also wrote beautiful poetry and enjoyed cooking and crafts. Her survivors include her husband, Chester, whom she married August 22, 1942; 10 children, Carlotta Schlick of Dunnellon, Florida, Randy Newsome of Beverly Hills, Florida, Janette Davis of Concord, Roger D., Ron, Fred, and Gary Newsome, all of Ashtabula; twins, Carl Newsome of Cleveland and Janet McCraken of Geneva, and Sandra David of Ashtabula; 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Roberta Frasure of McDowell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky W. Newsome on October 24, 1998, and Michael Ray Newsome; one brother, Paul Newsome and her parents. A service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, at the Lily of the Valley Old Regular Baptist Church, S.R. 84 and Kiwanis Park Drive, Geneva. Scott Hamilton, Evan Hamilton, Larry Newsome, and Jessie Pack, all of the Old Regular Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Ridgeview Cemetery. Visitation was at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Della Lizziebeth Kidd

Age, 80, of Honaker, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at her residence. Born August 30, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Francis Kidd Carroll. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Sarah Old Regular Baptist Church at Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Kidd. Survivors include six sons, Mack Denzil Kidd of Blaine, F.B. Kidd of Louisa, Freddy Kidd of Hobsound, Florida, R.J. Kidd and Russell R. Kidd, both of Honaker, and Simon Kidd of Pike County; seven daughters, Tennie Parsons, Julavene Case, Joann Innis, Alvagail Harvey, Ima Sue Collins, and Avanell Rose, all of Honaker; and George Anna Case of Louisa; one sister, Rosa Owens of New London, Ohio; 49 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by four infant children, and nine brothers, Joe Carroll, Andy Carroll, Dee Carroll, Tom Carroll, Virgil Carroll, George Carroll, Nathan Carroll, Troy Carroll, and Beverly Carroll. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 20, at 11 a.m., at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church at Honaker, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Visitation is at the church, where nightly services were conducted. Burial will be in the Kidd Cemetery at Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Cordellia Marie Morris

Age, 57, of Jervis Branch, Prestonsburg, formerly of Inez, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002. Born May 7, 1945, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Clifton (Trigg) Cline, of Inez, and the late Gladie Crum Cline. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Morris. Survivors include two sons, Donald A. Dotson of Columbus, Ohio, and William A. Morris of Inez; three daughters, Regina Jervis of Prestonsburg, Molly Rudder of Martin; and one step-daughter, Eleanor Marcum of Sidney; one brother, James L. Cline of Inez; three sisters, Shelby Hurley of Crossville, Tennessee, and Molly Matthews and Gail Cline, both of Inez; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 21, at 1 p.m., at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in the Crum-Cline Cemetery, at Davella. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Joe Wheeler Stanley

Age, 69, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg. Born September 16, 1933, in Johnson County, he was the son of Carmia Wireman Stanley of Prestonsburg, and the late Roosevelt Stanley. He was a retired sign painter and a United States Air Force veteran. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Donald Ray Stanley of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Ralph Stanley of Jeffersonville, Doug Stanley of Hager Hill, and Paul Stanley of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Christine Ward of Meally, Pearlene Stanley of Dorton, and Ina Jo Clemons of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Stanley and Tom Stanley. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 19, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Hershel Wright officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Sadie Bakay

Age, 85, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 24, 1917, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Lillie Tackett Hall. She was a retired grocery store owner at Weeksbury, and a member of Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Bakay. Survivors include three brothers, Haskell Hall and Homer Hall, both of Weeksbury and Guy Hall of Buford, Georgia; and one sister, Liza Jane Wells of Weeksbury, and a host of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by and one sister, Sarah Branham. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 20, at 1 p.m., at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Visitation was at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial was in the Wash Hall Cemetery at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Goldia Hall

Goldia Hall, 84, of Melvin, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born July 2, 1918, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Melissa Newsome Johnson. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hall. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Hall (Claudette) of Hi Hat, and Roger Hall (Sandy) of Wheelwright; two daughters, Sylvia Thornsbury (Clark) and Wilma Burke (Dean), both of Melvin; four brothers, Sylvan Johnson and L. A. Johnson, both of Melvin, and Virgil Johnson and James Napier Jr., both of Somerset; three sisters, Stella Griffith of Allen, Versie Mansfield of Cold Grove, Ohio; and Beulah Johnson of Rockhouse, 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In additions to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ira Johnson; one sister, Thelma Wells; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 19, at 11 a.m., at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with Jimmy Hall and Bill Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Painter Harve Johnson Cemetery at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Helen Virginia Boyd

Age 80, of Dana, widow of Arthur Boyd, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born June 30, 1922, in Ivel, the daughter of the late Charlie Smith and Katheryn Smith. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Orsborn of Dana, and Don Orsborn of Springport, Michigan; and five grandchildren, Amy Ward, Jason Smith, Chris Orsborn, Donnie Orsborn; and Chad Orsborn, and one great-grandson, Jordan Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Smith, and four brothers, Oliver Smith, Charlie Smith, Woodrow Smith, and Clayton Smith; six sisters, Ethel Collins, Grace Engles, Suble Coleman, Edith Ratliff, Stellie McClown and Imogene Hall. Funeral services for Helen Virginia Boyd wiere conducted Sunday, December 15, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Larry D. Boyd, Dwayne Rowe, Duran Jarrell, Jason Smith, Bubba Ward, Jordan Ward, Kevin Cornett, Hershel Flannery, Charles R. Boyd, Donald Orsborn, and Jason Williams.

Hope Sherman Whitten

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born in Emma, on October 24, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Marion Sherman and Maude Blackburn Sherman. She was a homemaker and former store clerk for Ben Franklin Store, Prestonsburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church; a member of the United Methodist Women; a member of the United Methodist Sewing Circle; and a member of Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31, for 49 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil K. Whitten on December 11, 1989. Survivors include one daughter, Judith (Judy) Irene Garrett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two sons, Philip Keith Whitten and Denzil (Denny) Curtis Whitten, both of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ruby Click of Olive Hill; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Sue Whitten, and one step-son, Robert Whitten. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 19, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre and Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation is Wednesday, 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. Rebekah service was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Whitten family.

James Dwayne Hall

Age 50, of McDowell, husband of Diana Lynn Salisbury Hall, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2002, in Wolfe County. He was born November 10, 1952, in Martin, the son of James Monroe Hall and Helen Tackett Hall of McDowell. He was a retired electrician, a member of the Wayland Masonic Lodge, and a member of the disabled American veterans. In addition to his wife, and parents, he is survived by two sons, Jamie Dwayne Hall and Jody Shane Hall, both of McDowell; one brother, Jeffrey Darrell Hall of Amanda, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Joyce Murphy and Delores Lea Miller, both of Jupiter, Florida, Karen Ann Stephens of Prestonsburg, and Lisa Carol Fields of Stuart, Florida; one grandchild, Dakota Hall; a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services for James Dwayne Hall were conducted Sunday, December 15, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: John Hall, Jackie Hall, Johnny Lafferty, Justin Stephens, Tom Murphy, Keith Gayheart, Kevin Charles, and John K. Blackburn.

Nora Holton

Age 37, of Goble-Roberts Addition, Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, December 13, 2002, at the McDowell A.R.H., after an extended illness. She was born November 9, 1965, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Edna Grace (Marshall) Holton, of Prestonsburg, and the late Larry Gordon Holton. She was employed as a waitress at Pizza Hut, and as a receptionist for John Kirk Law Office in Prestonsburg. In addition to her mother, she is survived by four uncles, Jerry Holton of Newark, Ohio, Collie Holton Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, Norman Holton of Grants, New Mexico, and John Bud Marshall of Prestonsburg; five aunts, Jean Cook of Columbus, Ohio, Gail Starkely of Ganow Winchester, Ohio, Ruby Burns of Tutor Key, Wilma Blair of Denver, and Myrtie Frasure of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 16, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, with Rev. Lenvil Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Old Ford/Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Monday, December 16, 2002

Lora Louise Carpenter

Age 40, of West Van Lear, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, December 13, 2002, at her home, at West Van Lear. She was born October 8, 1962, in Port Huron, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Delores (Chaffin) Carpenter of Prestonsburg. She is survived by one son, Kenny Kretzer, and one daughter, Britanni Kretzer, both of West Van Lear; two brothers, Rev. Bobby Carpenter of Prestonsburg, and David Carpenter of Lexington; one sister, Jenni Carpenter of Banner; one nephew, Jacob Carpenter from Prestonsburg; and three nieces, Andrea Carpenter, and Jenni Carpenter from Prestonsburg, and Cora Brooks Boyd of Banner. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Bob Carpenter and Rev. Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Ford Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home, Sunday, December 15 after 2 p.m., and Monday, after 10:30 a.m. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Friday, December 13, 2002

Lewis Darvin Dotson

Age, 79, of State Road Fork, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born January 18, 1923, in Floyd County, he was the son of Albert Dotson and Anna Lee Wells Dotson. He was a former coal miner (Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, at David), a grocery store owner and merchant, and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the V.F.W., a member of the Middle Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Middle Creek Sportsmen Club, and a lifetime member of the DAV, Big Sandy Chapter No. 18. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Wright Dotson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Lamb Dotson. Other survivors include one son, Larry D. Dotson of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Debbie (Deborah) Cline of Mount Sterling; two stepsons, Ricky Horn of Pikeville and Johnny M. Hunt of Lexington; one stepdaughter, Teresa Long of Danville; one brother, Orville Dotson of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Susie Burchett and Mable Honeycutt, both of Prestonsburg; two half-brothers, Sherman Dotson of Warsaw, Indiana, and Billy Joe Dotson of Prestonsburg; three half-sisters, Jean Rice of Banner, Laurie Marie Smith of Arkansas, and Cynthia Sue Hall of Ohio; five grandchildren, one great-grandson, and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel and Audrey Arnett; two half-brothers, Jack Dotson and William Thomas Dotson; two half-sisters, Zona Douglas Combs and Mary Stevens. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 13, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter No. 18 of D.A.V. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Dotson family. Pallbearers: Members of the Middle Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Bobby Willard Wells Jr.

Age, 40, of Auxier, died Friday, December 6, 2002, at his residence. Born April 14, 1962, in Paintsville, he was the son of Bobby W. Wells Sr., and Herbie Banks Wells. He was an electrician for Pritchard Electric Company. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Jenkins Wells. Other survivors include two daughters, Joy Wheeler of Winchester, and Brandy Wells of Auxier; one brother, Scott Wells of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Rebecca Wells of Henderson; his grandmother, Sarah Jane Wilcox of Prestonsburg, and one grandson, Logan Wheeler. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Terry Smith and Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial was in the Bobby Wells Cemetery, at Auxier. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Wells family. Pallbearers: Paul Wheeler, Ron Dollins, Joey Shelton, Carl Howard, Bill Wheeler, Larry Hughes, Michael Nash, Dave Bowens, Durell Cantrill, and Kevin Wheeler.

Bennie Franklin Blankenship

Age 73, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an illness of one year. He was born December 18, 1928, at Weeksbury, a son of the late William G. and Manilla (Tackett) Blankenship. He was married to Wanda (Fleming) Blankenship, who survives him. He was the minister of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He is survived by three sons and their wives; one daughter and her husband, Darrell and Brenda Blankenship of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; Phillip and Greta Blankenship of Witchita, Kansas; and Timothy and Caroline Blankenship of Prestonsburg; Diane and Jimmy Fish of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ladeane Moore of Virgie; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 12, at 1 p.m., from the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, with Evangelist Greg Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation will be at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ; Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Active pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers will be all men of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Cortney Danielle Smith

Age 14, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born October 11, 1988, in Martin, the daughter of Larry Smith of Greenville, Ohio, and Wilma Lewis Smith of Prestonsburg. Cortney was a student at Adams Middle School and was a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors, other than her parents, include her step-mother, Rebecca Smith of Greenville, Ohio; her step-father, Matthew Carty; paternal grandparents, Larry and Freda Smith of Banner; maternal grandparents, Jessie and Thurman Lewis of Banner; maternal step-grandparents, Audie Howell of Craynor, and Peggy Lewis of Banner, and Walter and Ilene Carty of Salyersville; maternal great-grandfather, James L. Lewis, of Banner, and one step-brother, Dillion Trent Carty, and one half-sister, Haley Smith of Greenville, Ohio. Funeral services for Cortney Danielle Smith will be conducted Thursday, December 12, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergymen Jim Price and Charles Blanton Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis Cemetery, at Banner, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hugh Haroldean Henegar

Age, 61, of Wayland, died Monday, December 9, 2002, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born March 22, 1941, in Wayland, he was the son of the late Hugh B. and Alice Workman Henegar. He was a mining engineer and a member of Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Newsome Henegar. Other survivors include one son, James Timothy Newsome of Cleremont, Florida; two daughters, Rinda Elizabeth York of Nicholasville, and Kristina Lynn Little of Martin; one sister, Rosemary Mason of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carla Jean Henegar; four brothers, William D. Henegar; James Walter Henegar; Alger Henegar and Melvin Henegar; and two sisters, Gladys Jones and Geneva Henegar. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 11, at 1 p.m., at Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, with Ernest Keen, James “Red” Morris, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Keen Cemetery, at Mills Creek, in Wayland, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

John Wesley Hall

Age 101, of Martin, husband of the late Lyda Ellen Osborne Hall, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2002, in the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. He was born December 10, 1900, in Topmost, the son of the late Ananias Hall and Sarah Ellen Cook Hall. He was a retired C&O store keeper, and a member of the First Baptist Church, at Martin. He had been an active member of the Masonic Fraternity for 64 years and 11 months, and was the senior past master of Zebulon Lodge 273, F&AM, in Prestonsburg; a member of James W. Alley Lodge 869, in Wayland; and a member of John W. Hall Lodge 950, at Martin, which was named in his honor. He was a past Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky; a member of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies; and a member of Oleika Shrine Temple. He had been a 33rdº Mason for 29 years. Survivors include his sons Wesley Leon Hall of Allen, and Robert Helton Hall of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter, Audilee Mae Hall of Martin; 12 grandchildren, Emil Barnard Hall Jr., of Austin Texas, Deborah Hall Calhoun of Lake City, Florida, Charles Hall, Robert Hall, David Hall, and Lynn Hall, all of Taylor, Michigan; Terri Hall McCoy of Prestonsburg, Rhonda Hall Goble of Tecumseh, Michigan, Sherri Hall Kinzer, and Bryan Edward Hall, both of Allen, Michelle Hunter, and David Dewayne Hall, both of Garrett; three step-grandchildren, Ronald Thompson of Allen, Tommy Thompson of Ashland, Terry Thompson of Pikeville; and 17 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Willis Edward Hall, Emil Barnard Hall, and Drexel L. Hall. Funeral services for John Wesley Hall were conducted Tuesday, December 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, and Masonic services were held there on Sunday evening. Pallbearers: Charles Hall, Robert Hall, David Dewayne Hall, Josh Kinzer, Terry Thompson, Craig Campbell, Gary McCoy, Bryan Hall, Tommy Thompson, Jammie Kinzer and David Hall.

Bill Delong

Age 66, of Blue River, husband of the late Eula Ann Slone Delong, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born February 2, 1936, on Johns Creek, the son of the late Virgil Delong and Sara Barbara Stricklin Delong. He was a self-employed grocery store owner. Survivors include two sons, Brian Neil Delong of Blue River, and Bill Allen Delong of Martin; one daughter, Connie Marie Reffett of Denver, Colorado; one brother, Doris Delong of Detroit, Michigan; three sisters, Susan Branham of Detroit, Michigan, Ruth Nelson of David, and Lola Faye Bryant of Detroit, Michigan; and five grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Delong. Funeral services for Bill Delong will be conducted Thursday, December 12, at 12 noon, at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, at Blue River, with Clergymen Vernon Slone and Eugene Haney officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Family Cemetery, at Blue River, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Leabelle Marie Rice

Age 82, of Betsy Layne, wife of the late Cecil Rice, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. She was born October 5, 1920, in Betsy Layne, the daughter of the late Joe Stone and Alice Lynch Stone. She was a retired cook, having worked for 20 years with the Floyd County School System, and was a member of the Betsy Layne Senior Citizens. Survivors include four sons, Ronald Dean Rice of Morgantown, Indiana, Gary Lee Rice of Teaberry, Bruce Edward Rice and Timothy Wayne Rice, both of Betsy Layne; two daughters, Linda Carol Samons of Banner, and Brenda Kay Campbell of Pikeville; one brother, Bill Stone of Lexington, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services of Leabelle Marie Rice will be conducted Wednesday, December 11, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery, at Harold, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Samuel R. Terry

Age 61, of Martin, husband of Donna Combs Terry, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. He was born January 6, 1941, in Knott County, the son of Bill Terry and Norcie Chaffins Terry. He was a retired mechanical supervisor, formerly employed by Kinzer Drilling Company, and a member of the Kentucky Organ Donor Association. In addition to his wife, Donna, he is survived by two sons, Bobby Terry, and wife, Christy, of Van Lear, and Billy Terry of Martin; four daughters, Kim Whited of Martin, Sandy May, and husband, Dr. Roger May, of Martin, Angie Wright, and her husband, Dale Wright, of Allen, Debbie Terry, and her husband, Ricky Conley, of Mousie; one brother, Billy Ray Terry of Softshell, and eight grandchildren, Crystal, Shannon, Lane, Jill, Jack, Cheyanne, Tyra, and Logan. Funeral services for Samuel R. Terry were conducted Sunday, December 8, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bobby Joe Spencer, officiating. Burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, at Staffordsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: William Harmon, Tim Steffy, Dennis Adams, Luke Vanhoose, Jerry Kinzer, Terry Kinzer and Jason Spencer.

Dr. Margaret Lewis

Age 54, of Prestonsburg, director of Morehead State University’s center at Prestonsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 4, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Morehead. She was born August 27, 1948, at Ft. Still Oklahoma, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Sue Rucker Lewis. Survivors include one brother, David Rucker Lewis of Saudi Arabia, and two sisters, Liz Marston of Miami, Florida, and Nancy L. Lewis of Lewisville, Texas. Dr. Lewis received the Ph.D. degree in adult and higher education administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the B.A. degree in Russian history and political science from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. Prior to coming to Morehead State University in 1992, to administer the university’s largest regional campus, Dr. Lewis had held administrative positions at the University of North Texas at Denton; East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma; and North Lake College in Irving, Texas. A service was conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, with Quinton Schultz and Mark Waltz officiating. Burial will be in the New Friendship Cemetery, Benton, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Floyd County Animal Shelter, Humane Society, SPCA, or Morehead State University, Prestonsburg Scholarship Fund. Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals is in charge of all arrangements.

Arminia Jones Newman

Age 92, of Hi Hat, widow of Ted Newman, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was born May 15, 1910, in Teaberry, the daughter of the late Sam Jones and Martha Hall Jones. She was a homemaker and a life member of the Clear Creek United Baptist Church at Hi Hat. Survivors include three sons, Freeman (Melva) Newman of Hi Hat, Donald R. (Mary) Newman of Lima, Ohio, and Arthur (Shelley) Newman of Lima, Ohio; three daughters, Bernice Sargent of Elida, Ohio, Patricia (Herbert) Johnson of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Dallice (Herbert) Carpenter of Columbus Grove, Ohio; one sister, Oma Mullins of Berea; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Margleen Newman, Hazel Little and Genevee Newman; one brother, Charlie Jones; and one sister, Haley Newsome. Funeral services for Arminia Jones Newman will be conducted Wednesday, December 11, at 10 a.m., at the Clear Creek United Baptist Church, at Hi Hat, with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Anna Ray Boyd

Age 70, of Dana, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2002, in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, after a brief illness. She was born on November 16, 1932, at Dana, the daughter of the late Bruce and Birdie Boyd Jarrell. She was a factory worker and housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Boyd; two brothers, James and Charles Jarrel; and a sister, Lowana Bearden. She is survived by three sons, Charles Ray Boyd, and wife, Pam, and Larry Dean Boyd, all of Dana; and Jeffery Todd Boyd and wife, Annette, of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Lenore Rowe and husband Kermit, of Dana, and Mary (Berta) Rowe of Dana; three brothers, Clifford Jarrell, Troy Jarrell and Gary Jarrell, all of Dana; two sisters, Margaret Boyette of Dana, and Uvon Fruciano of Warren, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Dwayne Rowe, Stacey Mullins, Amy Adkins, Alan Adkins, Megan Boyd Wright, Amanda Rowe and Lacey Boyd Hall; and six great-grandchildren, Casey Rowe, Keegan Mullins, Chely Wright, Austin Rowe, Ethan Rowe and Emily Wright. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 10, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Dana, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Mary Lou Newsome Walters

Age, 53, formerly of Paintsville, went to be with the Lord on December 3, at 4:20 p.m., after a long battle with breast cancer. Mary Lou was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. Her father, Ralph Newsome, preceded her in death. Survivors include Lula Newsome, McDowell, KY; her husband of over thirty-five years, Ed Walters, Lexington; two daughters, Amy Mulfinger, Louisville, and Amanda Wall, Lexington; two sons-in-law, Rob Mulfinger and Bryan Wall; a granddaughter, Sydney Wall; the little boy she thought of as a grandson, Keaton Smith; eight sisters, Alicetene Ward, McDowell, KY; Inis Jean Grimm, Prestonsburg, KY, Christina Simpson, Prestonsburg, KY, Barbara Tuttle, Auxier, KY, Vada Sue Savage, Smithland, KY, Ruth Ann Williams, Paintsville, KY, Brenda Henson, Auxier, KY, and Dottie Spradlin, Denver, KY; one brother, Ralph Newsome, Jr., McDowell, KY. Mary Lou is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 6, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington. Interment followed at Lexington Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St., at the church. Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Baptist Church, in memory of Mary Lou Walters, 4451 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40505.

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Samantha Mae Howell

Samantha Mae Howell passed away November 17, 2002, at Ashland, Ky., at the age of 83. She was born August 11, 1919, on Abbott Creek, near Prestonsburg, Ky. Samantha was preceded in death by her parents, David Howell and Kizzie Margaret Mead; brothers, David, Winfred, Chester, Billy and George; sister, Ethel. Also, half-sister, Sulie Howell Hackworth. Other siblings were Gilbert and Pearly Howell Davis of Alabama. She is survived by one sister, Mattie Marie Howell Hager of Danville, Ky. Samantha is survived by daughters, Mildred Adams Castro and husband, Salomon, of Santa Barbara, California, and Ella Rose Breeding and husband Estes, of Ashland, Ky. Other survivors are grandchildren, Linda Marquardt and her son, Jason; Diana Miller and her daughters, Charlotte and Julie; Susan Flanigan and her daughter, Gillian, of Denver, Colorado. Other grandchildren, Chris and his sons, Michael and Jeremy; Dwayne and his son, Justin; Timothy and his sons, David and Taylor; Mark and his son, Alexander; Julie and her children, Emily, Nathan and Ethan, of Ashland, Ky. Samantha also survived four husbands, David Patierno, Earl Miller, Clyde Prater and Ambrose Nelson. In life we loved her dearly, in death we do the same. Go with God, Mother.

John Wesley Hall

Age 101, of Martin, husband of the late Lyda Ellen Osborne Hall, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2002, in the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. He was born December 10, 1900, in Topmost, the son of the late Ananias Hall and Sarah Ellen Cook Hall. He was a retired C&O store keeper, and a member of the First Baptist Church, at Martin. He had been an active member of the Masonic Fraternity for 64 years and 11 months, and was the senior past master of Zebulon Lodge 273, F&AM, in Prestonsburg; a member of James W. Alley Lodge 869, in Wayland; and a member of John W. Hall Lodge 950, at Martin, which was named in his honor. He was a past Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky; a member of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies; and a member of Oleika Shrine Temple. He had been a 33rdº Mason for 29 years. Survivors include his sons Wesley Leon Hall of Allen, and Robert Helton Hall of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter, Audilee Mae Hall of Martin, 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Willis Edward Hall, Emil Barnard Hall, and Drexel L. Hall. Funeral services for John Wesley Hall were conducted Tuesday, December 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, and Masonic services were held there on Sunday evening. Pallbearers: Charles Hall, Robert Hall, David Hall, Josh Kinzer, Terry Thompson, Craig Campbell, Gary McCoy, Bryan Hall, Tommy Thompson, and Jammie Kinzer.

Regina Crider

Age, 36, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Ridge Pavilion Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born February 22, 1966, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Pete Collins of Martin, and the late Priscilla Moore Collins. Survivors, other than her father, include two sons, Jeremy Crider of Belleview, and Christopher David Slone of Wheelwright; two daughters, Priscilla Collins of Belleview, and Cristy Lee Slone of Wheelwright; one brother, A.C. Collins of Ashley, Indiana; three sisters, Rolena Stiltner of Portsmouth, Ohio; Reanota Robinson of Huntington, West Virginia; and Vicky Ramey of Bosco; and one granddaughter, Aspen Cheyenne Hensley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 4, at 11 a.m., at the McDowell First Baptist Church, at McDowell, with Harry Hargis officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, (Frasures Creek) at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Active pallbearers: Chris Hensley, Doug Jones, Basil Branham, James Goins, Robert Robinson, and Sam McGuire.

Stella (Kirk) Copley

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born June 11, 1919, at Pilgrim, a daughter of the late Clay and Maggie (Underwood) Kirk. She worked for the Davis’ Market as a grocery clerk. She was married to Raymond Copley who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg; a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 24, and Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by two sons, Forrest Copley of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Glenn M. (Shorty) Copley of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Margaret Blair of Glasgow; one brother, Russell Kirk of Lovely; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 29, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Martin Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Lou Henri Graves Scott

Age 69, of Garrett, wife of Ralph Rondal Scott, passed away Friday, November 29, 2002, at her residence. She was born February 21, 1933, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Charles Raymond Graves Sr., and Agnes Slone Graves. She was a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill, and was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Ralph R. Scott Jr., of Garrett; one brother, Charles Raymond Graves Jr., of Savannah, Georgia; two sisters, Evelyn Marie Mullins of Fair Haven, Michigan, and Peggy Jo Corns of Thornsville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Logan Reed Scott and Mackenzie Paige Scott. Funeral services for Lou Henri Graves Scott were conducted Monday, December 2, at 11 a.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Clergymen James “Red” Morris and Clinton “Buddy” Jones officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, at Wayland, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. Pallbearers: Bill Caldwell, Logan Scott, Cory Click, Bill Palazzolo and Derrick Click.

Carlie Samons Gibson

Age 78, of Dana, wife of the late Mont Gibson Jr., passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2002, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born January 6, 1924, in Martin, the daughter of the late Sol Salmons and Della Akers Samons. She was a assistant post master for the Dana Post Office, Dana, and a member of the Little Dove Regular Baptist Church, Honaker. Survivors include one son, Gregory Glenn Gibson of Dana; two daughters, Greta Gay Gibson of Dana, Gloria Gayle McCoy of Clay City; one brother, Jay Samons of Vermillion, Ohio; five sisters, Verna Mae Conn of Dana, Mavis Marston of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Jean Halfhill of Prestonsburg, Lois S. Boyd of Leesburg, Virginia, Denna V. Sileke of Westchester, Pennsylvania, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Gene Gibson; and one brother, Edgar Samons. Funeral services for Carlie Samons Gibson will be conducted Friday, December 6, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the church.

Monday, December 2, 2002

Fannie Adams

Age, 87, of Wheelwright, passed away Wednesday, November 27, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born January 4, 1915, at Fords Branch, the daughter of the late Reff and Mary Lockhart Castle. Fannie was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lou Pennington of Romulus, Michigan, Ethel Curry of Melvin, and Joyce Burke of Wheelwright; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Adams Jr.; one son, Bobby Adams; five brothers and six sisters. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 1, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with Orville Burke, John Burke and Eddie Harley officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Hall & Jones Funeral Home, Virgie. Visitation is at the church.

James Roy Music

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born October 20, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Elmer Music and Amy Henton Music. He was a retired Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company employee, and a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Hyden Music. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Nelson of Prestonsburg; two brothers, A.G. Music and Elmer Music Jr., both of Michigan; three sisters, Lorraine Osborne of Michigan, Emma Jean Pelphrey of Prestonsburg, and Roberta Knipp of Ohio. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paris Music and Franklin Music. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 1, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hugh Gordon Ramsey

Age, 59, of Garrett, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born April 1, 1943, in Monticello, he was the son of the late Arnold Ramsey and Mildred Cooper Ramsey. He was a heavy equipment operator for Allen Land Improvement, at Martin; and a member of Mill Springs Methodist Church, at Mill Springs. He is survived by his wife, Lois Howard Ramsey. Other survivors include one son, Kirk Ramsey; wife, Susan, of Lexington; one sister, Carole Jackson of Kingsport, Tennessee; grandchildren, Dakota Ramsey, and Sierha Hardin; a special cousin, Linda Dunagan of Monticello; a special aunt, Jean Ramsey of Monticello. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 1, at 11 a.m., at the Rock Fork Bible Church at Garrett, with Rick Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Terry Lynn Howell

Age, 41, of Wayland, died Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born June 25, 1961, at Ft. Campbell, she was the daughter of Jerald Ashley of Massena, New York, and Angelin Pomeroy Custer of Clarksville, Tennessee; her step-father is Jerry Custer of Clarksville, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Howell. Survivors, other than her husband, parents and step-father, include one son, Virgil Wayne Howell of Martin; one daughter, Amber Ashley of Wayland; two brothers, Jerry Ashley of Massena, New York, and Anthony Foster of Colorado; two sisters, Rebecca Hendeson of Moira, New York, and Janie Russell of Bushton, New York; three grandchildren, Zachary Jervis, Aleah Moore, and Sierra Howell. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 1, 11 a.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, with ministers of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Stella (Kirk) Copley

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born June 11, 1919, at Pilgrim, a daughter of the late Clay and Maggie (Underwood) Kirk. She worked for the Davis’ Market as a grocery clerk. She was married to Raymond Copley who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg; a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 24, and Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by two sons, Forrest Copley of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Glenn M. (Shorty) Copley of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Margaret Blair of Glasgow; one brother, Russell Kirk of Lovely; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 29, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Martin Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.