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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

2004

Freddie Castle Jr.

Age, 68, of Alvaton, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Born April 25, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Fred and Gladys Meade Castle. He was a retired factory worker for Fitzepatrick Co. He is survived by his wife, Edith Morgan Castle. Other survivors include his sons: Michael Collett, and Gregory Collett, both of Leslie County; daughters: Shannon Castle Lopez of Chicago, Illinois, and Marcella Blankenship of Bowling Green; brothers: Eugene Cassell of Oak Hill, West Virginia, James Castle of Hopkinsville, Roger Castle of Bowling Green, and Jackie Castle of Hopewell, Virginia; a sister, Wanda Castle Salyer of Price; 12 grandchildren: Greg Jr., Micheal Linn, Timothy Ray, David Allen, Denzil Shane, Freddie Matthew, Curtis William, Amanda Michelle, Micheal Ryan, Katelyn Marie, Monica Lessett, and Melisa Renee; and four great-grandchildren: Emiliana, Shane, Zariah and Emily. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 9, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. Nathan Oakes officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is after 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Ann R. Hackworth

Age, 63, of South Whitley, Indiana, died Friday, December 3, 2004, at the Kosciuskio Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born on May 8, 1941, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Meadows and Lucy (McGuier) Meadows. She was a homemaker and member of the Free Will Baptist faith. She loved to read Stephen King novels, enjoyed fishing and playing games with her grandchildren. She loved to quilt and liked canning vegetables from her garden. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary on December 2, 2004. She was married to Willard Hackworth on December 2, 1954. He survives. Other survivors include two sons: David (Sheila) Hackworth of Silver Lake, Indiana, Jerry (Kathy) Hackworth of Mentone, Indiana; two daughters: Mrs. Wayne (Luci) Staton of North Manchester, Indiana and Mrs. Rick (Christine) Manns of Akron, Indiana; one brother, Walter Meadows of Blue River; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 7, at 11 a.m., at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, with Pastor Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial was in the South Whitley Cemetery, South Whtley, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Russell Burke

Age, 79, of Bevinsville, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born June 1, 1925, in Halo, he was the son of the late King David (Dave) Burke and Sophia Isaac Burke. He was a disabled carpenter, and Athletic Associate Vice-President. He was a graduate of the Danville, Kentucky, School for the Deaf. He is survived by his wife, Aillene Spears Burke. Other survivors include seven sons: Randall J. Burke of Kentucky, Addison G. Hall of Melvin, Gay Hall of Bevinsville, Shannon Hall of Weeksbury, Carmel Hall Jr., of Weeksbury, Rocky D. Hall of Allen, and Chris J. Burke of Bevinsville; 10 daughters: Emma R. Hall of Westbrook, Michigan, Dorothy Rogers of Grethel, Diana S. Burke of Williston, Florida, Janice A. Burke of Prestonsburg, Gallie Hatfield of Weeksbury, Beverly K. Atcher of Danville, Mischelle Girodot of Flat Gap, Donna M. Foster of Somerset, Keva L. Noble of Bulan, and Pamela J. Burke of Prestonsburg; one brother, Walter Burke of Bevinsville; one sister, Liza Johnson of Bevinsville; 33 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Russell Burke Jr.; two brothers: Garfield Burke and Daniel Burke; four sisters: Julia Breeding, Dwella Hall, Maggie D. Burke, and Annie Mae Burke. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 8, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery, Frozen Creek, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Vernia Newsome

Age, 83, of Betsy Layne, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born November 9, 1921, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late B.J. and Armenta Marshall Hunter. She was a retired custodian of Betsy Layne High School, and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Newsome. Survivors include four sons: B.J. Newsome and Bill Newsome, both of Harold, Ricky Newsome of Betsy Layne; and Tim Newsome of Chicago, Illinois; four daughters: Roberta Sturgill of Chicago, Illinois, and Ethel Sturgill, Jacqueline McCutcheon and Rhyonda Collins, all of Betsy Layne; one brother, Delmar Hunter; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Hunter; and three sisters: Elizabeth Scott, Anna Hunter and Dollie Marshall. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 10, at 1 p.m., at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, with Tim Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. Active pallbearers: Terry McCutcheon, Chris Bias, Lloyd Bias, Todd Sturgill, Rodney Sturgill, Bryon Sturgill, Steve Newsome, Bud Newsome, Tim Newsome, Derrick Newsome, Tony McCutcheon and Charles Duncan.

Georgie Johnson

Age, 59, of Melvin, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born November 24, 1945, in Wheelwright, she was the daughter of Liza (Johnson) Johnson of Melvin, and the late Hartman Johnson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Dana Rice of Elkhart, Indiana; three sisters: Brenda Joyce Ratliff of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Mary Williquette of Clinton, Tennessee, and Peggy Ann Hoffer of Logan, Ohio; two aunts, and one uncle. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 10, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Painter Harve Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at at the church.

Lloyd Brown

Age 68, of Louisa, husband of the late Dorothy Dixon Brown, passed away, Monday, December 13, 2004, at the Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He was born December 25, 1935, in Hi Hat, the son of the late Evan Brown and Lillie Newman Brown. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Brown Jr., of Louisa; one brother, Fred Brown of McArthur, Ohio; three half-brothers: Gary Brown, Charlie Brown, and Perry Brown, all of McDowell; one step-brother, Philmon Caudill of McDowell; four sisters: Virginia Gearheart and Joann Caudill, both of McDowell, Lorene Stewart of Lexington, and Donnia Willis of McMinnville, Ohio; one half-sister, Rebecca Harrier of Zanesville, Ohio; one step-sister, Earlene Caudill of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren: Ashley Nicole Brown and Christopher Brown. Funeral services for Lloyd Brown will be conducted Thursday, December 16, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Jimmy Bevins and Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman-Stewart Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Dewey Gene Collins

Age, 64, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, December 9, 2004, at his residence. Born January 14, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Andy and Ida Gayheart Collins. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899, of Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Marie Harris Collins. Other survivors include two sons: Dewey Collins Jr., and John David Collins, both of Hi Hat; a daughter, April Elizabeth Lawson of Keokee, Virginia; two sisters: Judy Moore of Price, and Colletta Burchett, of Salyersville; grandchildren: Steven Lawson, Dustin, Alexander Collins, Justin Tyler Collins, John David Collins Jr., Amber Nicole Collins, Justin Prater, Rebecca Lynn Prater, Tyler Rutherford, and Ethan John Collins; and one great-grandchild, Bethany Carol Lawson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Lucille Daniels Eden

Age 88, of Martin, wife of Willie Ray Eden, passed away, Sunday, December 12, 2004, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born April 29, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Harry Daniels and Caroline Music Daniels. She was a homemaker, and a member of the White Dove Pentecostal Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, William Ray Eden of St. Augustine, Florida; three daughters: Sylvia Rigor of Grayson, Phyllis Hunter of Martin, and Patty Wiggins of St. Augustine, Florida; one sister, Sylvia Dermatz of Leesburg, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan McCallister. Funeral services for Lucille Daniels Eden will be conducted Wednesday, December 15, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Lowell Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Olin Andrew Elliott

Age 79, of Martin, passed away, Monday, December 13, 2004. He was born September 24, 1925, in Martin, the son of the late Wiley Vernon Elliott and Lona McClellan Elliott. He was owner and operator of Triangle Market, in Martin, a member of the First Baptist Church, in Allen, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, in Prestonsburg, the American Legion, AmVets, and the VFW. Survivors include three sons: Wiley Herman Elliott and Robert O'Neal Elliott, both of Martin, Olin Andrew Elliott II, of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Lona Berniece "Loniece" Brewer of Lexington; one brother, Gus Godffrey Elliott of Dayton, Ohio; three half-brothers: Patrick Hayes of Tipp City, Ohio, and Vernon Harry Elliott and John Francis Elliott , both of Allen; one half-sister, Barbara Petersen of Ohio; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Grace Porter Elliott, has second wife, Betty Jo Turner Elliott; one son, Olin Wayne Elliott; and one brother, Wiley Elliott. Funeral services for Olin Andrew Elliott will be conducted Thursday, December 16, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Floyd Price of the First Baptist Church, and Pete Grigsby Jr., of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officiating. Burial will follow in the Porter-Webb Cemetery, at Allen, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening.

Hilda Louise Keen

Age, 54, of Teaberry, died Monday, December 13, 2004, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born February 13, 1950, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Oral Hall Lawson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, at Harold. She is survived by her husband, Estill Campbell. Other survivors include two sons: Willie R. Hamilton and Delmer E. Hamilton, both of Teaberry; two daughters: Nora Hall and Barbara J. Bradley, both of Teaberry; a brother, Norvel Lawson of Honaker; and six grandchildren: Robert, Nakeia, Barbara Ann, Robert, Darv and Travis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Church of Christ ministers, and Johnny Hamilton, officiating. Burial will be in the Lawson Family Cemetery, at Pike Floyd Hollow, in Betsy Layne. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Paul Mulkey

Age, 54, of Martin, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at his residence. Born August 20, 1950, in Betsy Layne, he was the son of the late Roscoe Mulkey and Dora Meade Mulkey. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include one daughter, Shania Burks of Martin; one son, Ronnie Samons of Allen; two brothers: Henry Mulkey of California, and Arnold Lee Mulkey of Betsy Layne; two sisters: Emma Ratliff of Martin, and Martha Mulkey of Pikeville; and his grandchildren: Regina, Kenneth, Elizabeth, MaKayla, and Ronnie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Julius, Johnny, Tommy, and Arnold Lee Mulkey; and a sister, Mary Conn. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Layne Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Clyde Prater

Age, 86, of Olivet, Michigan, passed away, Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. He was born February 15, 1918, in Floyd County, the son of the late Bob and Lula (Whittaker) Prater. On September 3, 1938, he married Clora Risner. She preceded him in death on October 24, 1999. Clyde was employed by Union Steel Products, Lonergans, McGraw Edison, Albion Mallcable Iron, and was self-employed in the Trucking Business. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, where he sold many of his vegetables, hunting, going for long rides and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include: five daughters: Thelma and Charles Burkwalt of Springport, Jerlene Prater of Marshall, Lois Prater of Springport, Emma Damron of Olivet, and Janice Kay & Steve Jackson of Charlotte; one son, Bob Prater of Olivet; a daughter-in-law, Mary Prater of Marshall; one sister, Nancy Manuel of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clayton Prater; a daughter, Manda Prater; five brothers; one sister; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan, with Reverend Winford Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Hunt Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Oaklawn Hospital, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Waltust Reynolds Sr.

Age, 88, of Grethel, died Saturday, December 11, 2004, at his residence. Born March 15, 1916, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Dock Reynolds and Belle Reynolds. He was a retired construction worker, former employee of Floyd County Board of Education, and Road Department, a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, a Kentucky Colonel, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Betsy Layne, D.A.V. Chapter 169. He enjoyed the sport of fox hunting. He is survived by his wife, Marie Tackett Reynolds. Other survivors include one son: Waltust Reynolds Jr., and wife, Bonnie of Grethel; daughter, Debra Lynn Reynolds Tackett, and husband, Luther of Grethel; brothers: Edgar Reynolds of Mentor, Ohio, Vernon Reynolds of Lorain, Ohio, Phillip Dale Reynolds of Louisa, Dock Reynolds Jr. of Grethel; a sister, Lou Ellen Frasure of Grethel; grandchildren: Amy Lynn Kimbler, and husband, Dale, Mark Tackett, Trenton Tackett, Bradley Reynolds, Devon Reynolds; great-grandchildren: Bethany Kimbler and Cameron Kimbler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mothers, Hattie Reynolds and Maggie Hamilton Mitchell Reynolds; son, Jimmy Joe Reynolds; brothers: Demmis Reynolds, Walter Reynolds, Walk Reynolds, Cecil Reynolds; and sisters: Edith and Aggie Isaacs. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 14, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery, at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. Active pallbearers: Vernon Reynolds, Phillip Dale Reynolds, Dock Reynolds Jr., Mark Tackett, Trenton Tackett, Bradley Reynolds, Dale Kimbler, and Luther Tackett.

Carrie (Edna) Rose

Age, 80, of Garrett, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born March 4, 1924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Mark Dempsey and Lilly (Elswick) Dempsey. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert R. Rose. Survivors include two sons: Roger Rose of Garrett, and Rodney Rose of Langley; one daughter, Delana Rose of Lexington; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Jack, Chester, and John Dempsey. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chester Varney officiating. Burial was in the Elswick Cemetery, Island Creek, Pikeville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Edna Hall Sizemore

Age, 81, of McDowell, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 13, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Duran and Mary Spradlin Hall. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons: Ronnie Hall of Pikeville; and Robert (Bobby) Sizemore of Toledo, Ohio; a brother, Willie F. Hall of Mason, Ohio; a sister, Betty Valone of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren: Amy and Rebecca; two great-grandchildren: Nathan and Jarrod; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Verman Hall and Earl Hall; and four sisters: Virdie Stumbo, Maggie Newman, Annie Stumbo, and Jeannie Frisco. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Terry D. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Haskell Hall

Age 71, of McDowell, passed away, on Thursday, December 16, 2004, in the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, following an extended illness. He was born at McDowell, on November 21, 1933, the son of the late Elisha and Millie Gearheart Hall. He was formerly employed with General Motors Co. Survivors include one brother, Melvin R. Hall of Prestonsburg, and one sister, Ruth Howell of McDowell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Herman and Elmer Hall; and two sisters: Edith Lawson and Ruby Hobson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 18, at 12:30 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Elders Jimmy Hall and Clinton Moore officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, at Orkney, near McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Michael Hobson, Jerry Alan McBrayer, Bob Hobson, Dwayne Moore, Ken Webb, and Alvin R. Hall.

Enos Browning

Age, 80, husband of Geneva Smith Browning, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Wooton, he was the son of the late Kash G. and Bessie Begley Browning. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, graduated with an associate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and attended th University of Kentucky. He was a retired teacher at Mayo State Vocational School in Paintsville, where he had taught for approximately thirty years. He was a member of the Kentucky Vocational Association, the Kentucky Teacher's Association, and the American Vocational Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of First Methodist Church in Paintsville. Survivors other than his wife, include a son, Larry (Dale) Browning of Brookings, South Dakota; a daughter, Lella Ann (Gary) Strowig of Lexington; two grandchildren: Emily Ashlyn Browning and Joseph Michael Browning, both of Brookings, South Dakota. A mermorial service will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, with Rev. Ronnie Hupp officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40604 or the Oleika Hospital Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY 40603.

Harry A. Martin

Age 75, of Lexington, formerly of Drift, husband of Reba T. Martin, passed away, Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born August 21, 1929, in Drift, the son of the late Gomer R. Martin, and Goldie May Martin. He was a retired coal operator. Survivors include his wife, Reba; two sons: Harry Thomas "Tommy'" Martin of Lexington, and Mickey M. Martin of Drift; one daughter, Teresa M. Leslie of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren: Ashley Leslie, Heather Leslie, Sean Leslie and Tyler Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gomer Martin Jr. Funeral services for Harry A. Martin will be conducted Wednesday, December 22, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Ted Shannon, Richard Ginn, and Floyd Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Family Cemetery, at Drift, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Joyce Bradford

Age, 66, of Farmers, died Saturday, December 25, 2004, at St. Claire Medical Center, in Morehead. Born October 4, 1938, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Bee and Mary Shepherd. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Bradford. Other survivors includes four sons, Adam Bradford, Tom Bradford, Gary Shepherd, and Dwayne Shepherd; five daughters: Arline Brarman, Penny Kenley, Donna Shepherd, Glenna Shepherd and Teresa Shepherd; three brothers: Green Shepherd, Elmer Shepherd and Toddy Shepherd; two sisters: Letha Shepherd and Susie Shepherd, and many grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Ocie Foley, and Opal Shepherd. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 29, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Thomas Bradford officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, at Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ecie Garrett Branham

Age, 96, of Kodak, Tennessee, formerly of Dwale, died Sunday, December 26, 2004, at her residence. Born August 20, 1908, in Water Gap, she was the daughter of the late Medley and Eliza Lafferty Garrett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church at Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Branham. Survivors include a daughter, Lena June Branham (Jim) Sword of Kodak, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Cheri Mullins, Jeri (Stanual) Mullins, Debbie (Jim) Martin, and Paula Martin; great-grandchildren: Michael (Andrea) Mullins, Kevin Mullins, Asher Mullins, Seth Mullins, Tasha McCormick, Christina Martin, Katelyn Martin; and great-great-grandchildren: Chandler Mullins and Abbi Mullins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Paul Branham, and a brother, Stewart Garrett. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at the Christ United Methodist Church, at Allen, with Ken Lemaster and Jack Howard officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. Active pallbearers: Stanual Mullins, Michael Mullins, Kevin Mullins, William Davis, Brad Walls, and Jack Kyle Howard.

Bonnie O'Neil Johnson

Age, 65, of Price, died Sunday, December 26, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 13, 1939, in Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Vada Newsome Castle. She was a retired school teacher at Osborne Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Leo Johnson. Other survivors include two sons: Roy Earl Johnson of Frankfort, and Ernest Johnson of Pikeville; three daughters: Robin Ann Fojas of Georgetown, Connie Stanley of Hi Hat, and Alice Lee Childers of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers: Earl Donaldson Castle and Anthony Charles Castle, both of Columbus, Ohio; and Thomas Lee Castle of Ironton, Ohio; a sister, Jo Evelyn Crooks of Columbus, Ohio; and seven grandchildren: Michael, Ryan, Jami, Stephen, Stephanie, Eric, and Ashleigh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Johnnie Lynn Weaver, and Jerri Ann Little. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Oma Josephine May Hughes

Age, 88, passed away, Saturday, December 25, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was the widow of Arthur F. Hughes, who died January 15, 1991. She was born June 6, 1916, on Abbott Creek, a daughter of the late Caleb Sherman May and Martha Louise Music May. She was a homemaker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by eight brothers and six sisters, and by one granddaughter, Lee Anne Vanderpool. Survivors include four daughters: Dolores Harrington (Donald) of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Dawn Hicks (Tom) of Wabash, Indiana, and Mona May and Brenda Vanderpool, both of Prestonsburg; and one son, Randall Hughes (Kay) of Bowling Green. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Malta Porter of Prestonsburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home, in Prestonsburg, with Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Viola Maebell Wilson

Age, 76, of Tram, died Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born February 14, 1928, in Tram, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Shepherd and Nettie Inez Justice Rollins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ at Tram. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Elmer Wilson. Survivors include two sons: Pete Wilson Jr., and Mike Wilson, both of Tram; four daughters: Margaret Hall and Barbara Anderson, both of Tram, Sheila Kay Olinger of Hazard, and Juanita Carter of Lexington; and one brother, Robert Nathaniel Shepherd of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister: Betty Smiley of Dayton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, David Elmer Wilson; one daughter, Judy Ann Wilson; and one brother, Paul Meadows. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 1, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Tram, with Robert Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery, at Tram, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and later at the church. Services were held at 7 p.m. nightly.

Dorsie Wright Johnson

Age, 73, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born June 17, 1931, at Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Slyvania Johnson Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of thhe Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Johnson. Survivors include five sons: Danny Johnson (Pat) of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Estill Johnson Jr., of Hazard, Paul Johnson, Ricky Johnson (Kathy) and David Johnson (Sheila), all of Wheelwright; seven daughters: Ruby Hutchinson of Prestonsburg, Julia "Faye" Smith of Hindman, Irene Harmon (Mike), of Vandalia, Ohio, Phyllis Boyd (Ronnie) of Wheelwright, Brenda Clements (Lee) of Daytona Beach, Florida, Debbie Sparkman (Vernon) of Topmost, and Marian Riley (Donny) of Martin; two sisters: Pearl Bentley of Langley and Jessie Lee Bentley of Mentone, Indiana; 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wright; eight sisters: Rosie McCall, Gracie Gilliam, Annie Wright, Gracie Sheffett, Mildred Burke, Nina Wright, Millie Avalos and Geneva Holbrook; one grandchild, Phillip Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Adam Blackburn. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 2, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, (Golf Course Hollow), at Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Robert R. "Bob" Ward

Age 60, of Circleville, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, passed away, Monday, December 27, 2004, at his residence. He was born January 25, 1944, in Wayland, the son of the late Raymond and Velie Daniels Ward. He was a retired employee of RCA, with 28 years of service, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion and AmVets. Survivors include his wife, Pat (McGrath) Ward; four sons: Michael (Nikki) Ward, Robert "Randy" (Stacie) Ward Jr., Timothy (Carey) Ward, and Chris Ward; one daughter, Deborah (Troy) Myers; two sisters, Jeanette Palmer and Betty (Milton) Dye; one brother, Johnny (Mary) Daniels; 10 grandchildren: Tyler, Caitlin, Kelsey, Tory, Elizabeth, Troy Jr. "Buddy," Ryan, Emily, and Elijah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services for Robert Ward will be conducted Friday, December 31, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Allen (Pin-Ball) Patton Jr.

Age, 82, of Langley, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 17, 1922, in Martin, he was the son of the late Allen Patton Sr., and Amanda Hughes Patton. He was a retired electrician/repairman, an Army WW II veteran, and a life member of the DAV Chapter 128, at Garrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Shepherd Patton. Survivors include five sons: Michael Patton and Darrell Patton, both of Hueysville, Phillip Patton of Hillsboro, Ronnie Patton, of McDowell, and Elvis Patton of Banner; five daughters: Margie Slone and Cindy Prater, both of Langley, Brenda Crager of Hueysville, Vickie Ritchie of Martin, and Angela Stevens of Pikeville; a sister, Margie Green of McCloud, California; 27 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Oscar Patton, Alonzo Patton, Ishmael Patton and Clyde Patton; and four sisters: Rebecca P. Hays, Eva Ratliff, Effie Post, and Goldie Jones. Funeral services will be conductted Wednesday, December 22, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Don Pratt officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Family Cemetery, at Henry's Branch, in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Tony Chaffins, Phillip Hunt, Bennie Moore, B. J. Moore, Jason Patton, Mark Patton, Chuck Twist, and David Twist. Honorary pallbearers: George A. Patton, Jim Slone, Edward Robinson, Earshall Goble, Norman Crager, Linzie Hunt and Ronnie Patton.

Mollie Hughes Calhoun

Age 95, of Greensboro, Georgia, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away, Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at Portsbridge Hospice, due to complications from cancer. She was born September 16, 1909, the daughter of the late George Hughes and Emma Ousley Hughes. She was the wife of the late Troy Calhoun, who died May 2, 1964. She is survived by nine of her twelve children: Troy (Don) Calhoun, Phyllis Calhoun, Kenneth Calhoun, Patty Burnette, Jay Calhoun, Bonnie Avila, Jean Carol Burton, Roy (Brownie) Calhoun, and Henrietta (Pet) Graham; 21 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 2, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Bob Avila officiating. Burial will be in the May Cemetery, at Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.