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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

December 2006

Thurston Endicott

Age 73, of Endicott, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, in Huntington, West Virginia.  Born October 21, 1933, in Endicott, he was the son of the late William and Coonie Spears Endicott. He was a retired truck driver for Prestonsburg City Sanitation; and a member of the Church of Christ, in Prestonsburg.  He is survived by his wife, Delcie Jervis Endicott.  Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son and daughter-in-law: Johnny Keith and Darlene Endicott of Endicott; a sister, Clara Faye Endicott of Endicott; and seven nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Herby Endicott.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Tim Blankenship and Joe Ryan officiating.  Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-29-2006)

Stewart “Joey” Howard Jr

Age 45, of Regina, passed away Monday, December 25, 2006, at his residence.  He was born February 18, 1961, in Ary, the son of the late Stewart Ray Howard and Vivian Colleen Moore Howard. He was a Kentucky State Police Detective, a member of Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge No. 375, F&AM, Pikeville, and a member of the Shrine.  Survivors include a daughter, Selena Howard of Maineville, Ohio, his fiancée, Katina Hurle;, a brother, Greydon Howard of Garrett; and three sisters: Wendy Conley, Jane Bentley, and Kella Slone, all of Garrett.  Funeral services for Stewart “Joey” Howard Jr., will be conducted Friday, December 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the May Valley Elementary gymnasium, Martin, with Pastor Randy Osborne officiating.  Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Lackey, with Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements.  Visitation, at the funeral home, where Masonic services were conducted Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.  In Lieu of Flowers, donations are suggested to Kentucky State Police Media Relations, Att. Trooper Island Camp, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY. 40601.  (FCT'S 12-29-2006)

Walter “Pete” Turnmire

Age, 66, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Kimper, died Friday, Decem-ber 22, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center  Born March 21, 1940, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Robie Turnmire and Maxie “Chapman” Turnmire. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include a special friend, Kelsey Justice of Prestonsburg; four brothers: Arnold Lee Turnmire, David Turnmire, Stanley Gene Turn-mire, and Adala Turnmire, all of Kimper; three sisters: Mae Justice of Phyllis, Sue Hackney of Mouthcard, and Edith Hackney of Walled Lake, Michigan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Roosevelt Turnmire, James Turnmire, Ray Turnmire, and Kenneth Turnmire; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 26, at noon, at the Community Funeral Home, Zebulon Hwy., Pikeville, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating.  Burial was at Varney Branch Cemetery, in Kimper, under the direction of Community Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, and at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-29-2006)

Goldie Bullock

Age 58, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Born September 16, 1948, in Floyd County, she was the son of the late Tom and Debbie Johnson Tuttle. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Okel Bullock.  Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Patty Bullock of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother and a sister: James Tuttle of Mt. Sterling; and Helen Johnson of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; Nick Tuttle, Virgil Hall, Bo Tuttle, Violet Stumbo, and Joann McKinney.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.   Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Hubert G. Frye

Age, 75, of Martin, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland.  Born July 23, 1931, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Haskell and Minnie Runyon Frye. He was a retired postal worker for the Martin Post Office, a U.S. veteran, a lifetime member of the Am Vets, and a member of the Church of Christ, in Lexington.  He is survived by his wife, Glenda Mayo Frye.  Other survivors include two daughters: Kristi Frye and Lauren Vanderpool, both of Martin; and a sister, Marlene Arms of Grove City, Ohio.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Haskell Frye.  Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 26, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Valetta (Weedie) Osborne Halbert

Age 62, of Lexington, formerly of Floyd County, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2006, in the Hospice Care Center, in Lexington.  She was born November 21, 1944, in Eastern, the daughter of the late Rhomer and Ada Osborne.  She was employed by the Fayette County School System for 33 years, retiring as cafeteria manager at Crawford Jr. High School in 2004. She was an active member of the Parkway Baptist Church, in Lexington.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Halbert; a son, Donald (Kim) Halbert Jr.; and a granddaughter, Kelsey Mae Halbert; two sisters: Judy (Billy) Barnett of Martin, and Gloria Sue (Dick) Holbine of Lima, Ohio; and one brother, Cecil Osborne of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law: Sally Osborne, Karen Osborne and Belva (Joe) Cruse; several nieces and nephews, friends and family; and a special niece, Pam (Chuck) Frazier and Trey.  In addition to her parents, she was presented in death by six brothers: Romie Gene, Bill, John, Hershell, Forrest B., and David Lee Osborne.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Roy Harlow officiating.  Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery, in Eastern, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.  The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bluegrass of U.K. Markey Cancer Center.  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Wilma Jean Little

Age 59, of Melvin, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born May 9, 1947, in Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Willie Fog and Ramie Isaac Bates. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Little.  Survivors include three sons: Teddy Little of Louisville, Jerry Little of Pikeville, and Anthony Little of Melvin; a daughter, Billie Delauder of Pikeville; six brothers: Lester Bates and Chester Bates, both of Somerset, Clyde Bates, Willie Bates, and Jackie Bates, all of Galion, Ohio, and Ray Bates, of Melvin; five sisters: Ann Moore, Mabel Bates, and Patty Ward, all of Columbus Ohio, and Evelyn Johnson and Rhonda Slone, both of Galion, Ohio; and three grandchildren: Nolan Ryan Little, Ashley Dawn Little, and Danielle Paige Delaunder.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Tennis Bates and Cleo Bates. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Little Family Cemetery in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Sarah Kathryn (Ann) Baldridge Moore

Age 65, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at her residence.  Born February 5, 1941, in Jenkins, she was the daughter of the late Heber and Gypsie May Bingham Baldridge. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg.  She is survived by her husband, Robert N. Moore.  Other survivors include two daughters: Aneeva M. Wells (James) of Berea, and Tonya M. Porter (Scott) of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Frank Baldridge of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Everett B Baldridge of Findlay, Ohio, and Walter Baldridge of Ohio; and five grandchildren: Whitney, Laura, Zachary, Katie and Nicholas.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica K. Moore; two brothers: Tom Baldridge and Heber Douglas Baldridge; and a sister, Ethel Baldridge.  Funeral services were held Saturday, December 23, at 1 p.m., at the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, with Clifford Austin and Jody Spencer officiating.  Burial was in the Moore Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was Friday, December 22, at 6 p.m., at the church. (FCT'S 12-27-2006)


Ray Virgil Prater

Age 80, of Allen, husband of the late Beulah Beverly Prater, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2006, at his residence.  He was born September 8, 1926, in Floyd County, the son of the late Troy Prater and Mary Hicks Prater. He was a retired supervisor for Kentucky Hydrocarbon, in Langley, a deacon at the Maytown First Baptist Church, a member of Mended Hearts, and an U.S. Army, World War II veteran.  Survivors include three daughters: Mary June (Jack) Webb, and Sandra Lynn (Danny) Flanery, both of Allen, and Theresae Lea Price of Lexington; two brothers: Darrell Pratt and Jim Harold Pratt, both of Garrett; six sisters: Ida Hale of Prestonsburg, Larue Lafferty of Hindman, Loretta Hackworth of Bonanza, Ellazene Ritchie of Dwarf, Sheilda Ann Lawson of Michigan, and Julia Fern Jones of Langley; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, a son-in-law, Jerry Price, and a grandson, Matthew Webb. Funeral services for Ray Virgil Prater were conducted Sunday, December 24, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Bob Varney officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  Pallbearers were Michael Flanery, Jeremy Webb, Jason Webb, David Price, Patrick Price and Allen James. (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Ershel Scutchfield

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.  Born March 21, 1925, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Beckham and Elizabeth Hatfield Scutchfield. He was a retired factory worker for Ford Motor Company, and attended the Freewill Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jarrell Scutchfield  Other survivors include a son, Randall Clay Scutchfield (Jodi) of Jackson, Michigan; two daughters: Elizabeth M. Barnett (Roger) and Shirley Scutchfield, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Alton W. Scutchfield of Ypsilanti, Michigan; six grandchildren: Maria Ann Prater, Austin Scutchfield, Shelby Scutch-field, Isabella Scutchfield, Jacob Scutchfield, and Scotty Dean Scutchfield; a great-granddaughter; Brianna Maria Prater; and a step-grandchild, Kathy Kendrick.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Scutchfield; and two brothers: Ermal Clay Scutchfield and Orville Thomas Scutchfield.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Campbell and Mike Howard officiating.  Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Alva Martin Spurlock

Age 73, of Printer, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  Born February 19, 1933, in Drift, she was the daughter of the late Crit and Zella Martin. She was a homemaker, and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth (Buster) Spurlock.  Other survivors include two sons: Earl Spurlock of Printer, and Danny Ray Spurlock of London; two daughters: Joyce Ann Hinkle (Kevin) of Inez, and Terri Lynn Love (Richard) of Salyersville; three brothers: Raymond Martin of Drift, Ralph Martin of Garrett, and Ballard Martin of LaGrange, Indiana; three sisters: Bessie Butler of Prestonsburg, Cassie Martin of McDowell, and Tina McKinney of Lexington; four grandchildren: Kevin Conley, Kyle Conley, Tiffany Mullins, and Andrew Spurlock; and three great-grandchildren: Kennedy, Kalea, and Regan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Denver Martin and Dennis Martin.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 26, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Clinton Moore, Jimmy Hall, and others, officiating.  Burial was in the Spurlock Family Cemetery at Printer. under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home, with church services at 6:30 p.m.  Active pallbearers: Kevin Hinkle, Richard Love, Kevin Conley, Kyle Conley, Andrew Spurlock, John Spurlock, and Brandon Mullins.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

Opal Grace Crisp

Age 85, of Allen, widow of Day Crisp, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. She was born July 18, 1921, in Maytown, the daughter of the late Thomas Branham and Sarah Margaret Bentley Branham. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son, Jackie Day (Rita) Crisp of Allen; a daughter, Carolyn Crisp of Gadsden, Alabama; two brothers: Robert Clay Branham of Willard, Ohio, and Thomas Jefferson Branham of Allen; six grandchildren: Robin Day Flanery, Darrin Ray Flanery, Aaron Dwaine Flanery, Nicole Elaine Collins, Jason Day (Kara) Crisp, and Seth Ryan Crisp; and five great grandchildren: Storm Flanery, Alexandria Collins, Kristen Flanery, Adam Flanery, and Torri Flanery. Preceding her in death was her husband; her parents; three brothers: Jack Branham, Theop Branham, and George Branham; and five sisters: Stella Caudill, Kate Crisp, Eddie Hinton, Bertha Spigman, and Alta King.  Funeral services for Opal Grace Crisp will be conducted Friday, December 22, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with the Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation, is at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-22-2006)

Birbage Howell

Age 81, resident of Shiloh, Ohio, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 19, 2006.  He was born February 7, 1925, in Fed, the son of the late Jarvey and Lizzie (Ackers) Howell. He had lived most of his life in McDowell, moving to Plymouth, 12 years ago, to live with his oldest son. He was a retired coal miner, employed with Inland Steel, and had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He loved Kentucky, and his church family from the Messiah House of Prayer Church, in Shiloh, Ohio. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Pastor Birbage Jr., and Christine Howell of Plymouth; Doug and Darlea Howell of Pikeville; and Jimmy and Debbie Howell of Kingsville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Roland Howell of McDowell, and Kendale Howell of Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Harold Bruce and Johnny Howell; two brothers: Ralph and John C. Howell; and one sister, Sally Hutchison.  The funeral service was held at the Messiah House of Prayer Church in Shiloh, Ohio, on Thursday, December 20, at 10 a.m., with Pastors Johnny Dutton and Ron Carey officiating.  Burial was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Shiloh, under the direction of Secor Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the church. Memorial expressions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-22-2006)

Sarah Ann Hall Jones

Age 61, of Bypro, died Tuesday, December 18, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin.  Born May 7, 1945, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle Keathley Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Rachel Old Regular Baptist Church, in Galveston.  She was preceded in death by her husband, (Elder) Billy Ray Jones. Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law: Bill and Connie Jones of Eastern; two daughters and sons-in-law: Debbie and Claude Allen of Bypro, and Shirley (Possom) and Clyde Hamilton of Garrett; three brothers: Ned Hall, Cecil Hall, and Dewey Hall, all of Galveston; four sisters: Delcie Tarson of Lorain, Ohio, Pearl Keathley of Betsy Layne, and Lucreasie Keathley and Madgalene McNeil, both of Galveston; nine grandchildren: Joe, Sara, Clyde (Bubba), Dianna, Sasha, Thomas, Lizzie, Tawana and Brionna; a great-grandson, Braden; three step-grandchildren: Joshua, Ashley and Kiley; and extended family: Liddie Hall and the late Elder Alex Hall of Galveston, and Betty Sue Moore of Grethel  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Phil (Dicktoe) Jones; a sister, Alma Griffith; and a grandson:, Timmy. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Brother Claude Allen, and Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-22-2006)

William H. Hall

Age, 79, of Minnie, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Born October 27, 1927, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Beverly and Mella Newsome Hall. He was a retired coal miner.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Robinson Hall.  Survivors include a son, Earl Hall of Ohio; two daughters: Gloria of Ohio, and Pamela of Nevada; a brother, Willard Hezzie Hall of Ohio; two sisters: Madge Halbert of McDowell, and Martha Pack of Elizabethtown; and four grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Hall; three brothers: James Hall, Shirl Hall, and Edgel Hall; and three sisters: Claudette Tackett, Launa Jones, and Glenda Sauerwein. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 20, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Atha Johnson and Terry Hall officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation, at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-20-2006)

Emma Lou Hamilton

Age 70, of Stanville, the wife of Lloyd Hamilton, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  She was born December 5, 1936, a daughter of the late Elbert and Julia Spradlin Stratton. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Hamilton.  Survivors, other than her husband include two sons: Richard Hamilton of Dana, and Stephen Hamilton of Cynthiana; a daughter, Karen Wilson of Banner; a brother, Elbert Stratton Jr., of Grethel; four sisters: Zella Price of Lexington, Vivian Conn of Betsy Layne, Maggie Hicks of David, and Ailene Cole of Morristown, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services for Emma Lou Hamilton were conducted on Tuesday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Tracy Patton officiating.  Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  Pallbearers: Jeff Hicks, Paul Hicks, Craig Hicks, Elbert “Bud” Stratton, Jr., Stephen Hamilton, Dougie Cole, Richard Hamilton, Bobby Johnson, Shannon Hamilton and Jesse Hamilton.(FCT'S 12-20-2006)

Floyd Hughes

Age 84, of Martin, passed away Monday, December 18, 2006, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born January 6, 1922 in Lackey, he was the son of the late Joe and Carlena Slone Hughes. He was a retired employee of Stephens Elkhorn Coal Company and an U. S. Army World War II veteran.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Layne Hughes.  Survivors include three daughters: Clara Akers, (husband, Everett (Poody) Akers), Jo Ann Samons and Martha Fay Bentley all of Martin, and seven grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters: Deliah, Tildia, Gracie, Dora Ellen and Opal; two brothers: Willard and Millard; and three step-brothers, Chester, Ishmel and Lenzie.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Gary Allen officiating.  Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the funeral home.  Pallbearers: Jimmy Artrip, David Bentley, Phillip Anderson, Jay Samons, Toby Samons, and Chuck Horne. (FCT'S 12-20-2006)

Ray Meadows

Age 87, of Harold, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, in the Pikeville Medical Center.  He was born November 12, 1919, in Thealka, the son of the late George and Susie Castle Meadows.  He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A, and a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Meadows; five brothers: Kanard, Cecil, Ted, Ora, and Reece Meadows; and a sister, Lida Lyons.  He is survived by his longtime companion, Claudine Johns; and nephews and nieces.  Funeral services for Ray Meadows were held Saturday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m., in the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church in Harold, with Belmont Johnson officiating.  Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, in Harold, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home of Martin.  (FCT'S 12-20-2006)

Freeman Newman

Age 79, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  Born December 24, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ted and Arminia Jones Newman. He was the owner of Newman’s Service Station for 49 years, and was a deacon at Clear Creek United Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Melva Caudill Newman.  Other survivors include a son, Steven Brian Newman of Hi Hat; a daughter, Brenda (Larry) Moore of Waynesville, Ohio; two brothers: Donald Newman and Arthur Newman, both of Lima, Ohio; three sisters: Patricia Ann Johnson of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Dallas Carpenter of Columbus Grove, Ohio, and Bernice Sergent of Delphos, Ohio; grandchildren: Candy Lynn Truman, Bryan Moore, Ted Newman and Tawny Newman; and great-grandchildren: Sonya Truman, Autumn Truman, Katrina Truman and Jacob Newman.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with United Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home, with additional services each night at 7 p.m. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-20-2006)

Emitt Tackett

Age, 88, of Salyersville, formerly of Ivel, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, at the Salyersville Health Care.  Born April 25, 1918, in Grethel, he was the son of the late John and Magaret Tackett Hamilto(FCT'S 12-20-2006)n. He was a member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church; a retired yard manager for a scrap metal business; a World War II Army veteran; and a life member of DAV Chapter 169, at Betsy Layne.  He is survived by his wife, Alma Hall Tackett.  Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a stepson, Ralph Damron of Ivel; a brother, Bert Tackett of Albion, Michigan; two grandchildren: Darren Damron of Ivel, and Latta Jo Knapp of Concord, North Carolina; five great-grandchildren: Jeremy, Bobby, Kaleigh, Wesley, and Dustin; and a great-great-grandchild, Madison Nicole.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Evan “Tubby” Tackett, Andy Tackett, Charlie Tackett, Kenas Tackett, Willie Tackett, Pearl Hunt, and Nan Newman.  Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Chuck Ferguson officiating.  Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-20-2006)

James Otis Crisp

Age 83, of Martin, passed away, Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born January 5, 1923, in Martin, the son of the late Emmitt Bascom Crisp and Minnie B. Crisp. He was a retired C&O Railroad employee, and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ.  Survivors include a sister, Margie Hale of Prestonsburg. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Nollie Sue Hicks.  Funeral services for James Otis Crisp will be conducted Saturday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Richard Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-15-2006)

Estill Lee Howell

Age 62, of Liberty, formerly of Orkney, died Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at his residence. Born February 1, 1944, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Dee and Polly Mosley Howell. He was a retired auto mechanic, and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, of Liberty. Survivors include: two daughters: Polly Cochran of Liberty, and Sherri Long of Stanford; five brothers: Dee (Junior) Howell, Homer Howell, and Dallas Howell, all of McDowell, Olvin Howell of Orkney and Eugene Howell of Martin; two sisters, Julia Elliott of Ohio, and Olive Rose Hall of McDowell; and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Earl Howell, James Howell, Claude Howell, Abe Howell and Donald Ray Howell; and two sisters: Ruth (Little Lucy) Howell and Hetty Hall. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Phillip Patton and Homer Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Howell Cemetery in Orkney, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-15-2006)

Epp Laferty Jr.

Age 78, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 11, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 5, 1928, in Myrtle, he was the son of the late Epp Laferty Sr., and Pearl Prater Laferty. He was a retired gourmet food salesman, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and attended the Community Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Walters of Fort Mill, South Carolina; and one half brother, Thurman Laferty of Betsy Layne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michala Walters; two brothers: Lucien Laferty and James William Laferty; and one half sister, Rhoda Osborne. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 14, at 1 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Susan Alley officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home, to help with expense of funeral. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com (FCT'S 12-15-2006)

Ray Meadows

Age, 87, of Harold, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, in the Pikeville Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1919, in Thealka, the son of the late George and Susie Castle Meadows. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A, and a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Meadows; five brothers: Kanard, Cecil, Ted, Ora, and Reece Meadows; and a sister, Lida Lyons. He is survived by his longtime companion, Claudine Johns; and nephews and nieces. Funeral services for Ray Meadows will be held Saturday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m., in the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church in Harold, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, in Harold, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home of Martin. (FCT'S 12-15-2006)
 

Stella Adams Compton

Age, 81, of Melvin, died December 10, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born March 8, 1925. in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Rural Adams and Addie “Lockhart” Adams. She was a homemaker, and a member of Sookeys Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include three sons: Larry Randall (Freda) Compton of Bowling Green, George Jr. (Joyce) Compton of San Antonio, Texas, and Roger Dale (Patty) Compton of Wheelwright; three sisters: Dorothy Compton of Lexington, Jeanette Hall of Beckley, West Virginia, and Patty Bogus of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 14, at 11 a.m., at Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek, with Ray Williams, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Damron Family Cemetery, Sookeys Creek, Pikeville. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

Atlas D. Hall

Age 58, 4265 River St., Ramseur, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. He was an ordained minister of Old Regular Baptist of Mountain Liberty Association since 1980 and President of Clan Hall Society for 10 years; and a associate member of the Ben Caudill Camp in Kentucky, and of Amos Reed Camp, AJ May Camp and was a chaplain of Sons of Confederate Veterans. for Craven Camp, Ramseur, North Carolina. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur, with Rev. Charles Trout officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. He was born January 6, 1948, son of Goshen and the late William R. Hall of Kentucky. He is survived by his mother; wife, Judy; two sons, Christopher, Jamie Robinette; three daughters, Melissa North; daughters: Tricha Gibson, Jessica Collins; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers: Bobby, Riley and Avery; a lot of nieces and nephews. Memorial may be made to: Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Ben Caudill Camp #1620, Leatherwood, Ky. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

Earl Moore

Age 82, of Glasgow, formerly of McDowell, husband of Anna Roberta McCloud Moore, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2006, at the T. J. Sampson Community Hospital, in Glasgow. He was born November 29, 1924, in McDowell, the son of the late Miles Moore and Elvinna Williams Moore. He was a retired coal miner and assembly worker, and a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Aundra Kay (Robert) Bonney of Battle Creek, Michigan; a brother, Eugene Moore of Mayer, Arizona; three sisters: Alice Lawson of McDowell, Josephine Lambert of Rittman, Ohio, and Norma Jean Lambert of Kingsport, Tennessee; four sisters-in-law: Delores (Walter) Shirko, Mildred Pruett, Alice Osborne, and Cledith Rhodus; a brother-in-law, Jack McCloud; three grandchildren, Lt. Col. Russell Lee (Jennifer) Taylor, John Michael Taylor, and Clayton Earl (Amy) Bonney; three great-grandchildren: Natalie Grace Taylor, Kaitlyn Delaney Taylor, and Jesse Morgan Livingston; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 13, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

Willard Osborne

Age 59, of Teaberry, died Saturday, December 9, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center. Born September 5, 1947, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Victor (Buster) and Mildred Hall Osborne. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Blankenship Osborne. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Willard (Bud) Jr., and Stephanie Osborne of Teaberry; four brothers: Leonard Osborne of Grethel, Larry Osborne of Beaver, Carson Osborne of Teaberry, and Glenn Dale Osborne of Beaver; five sisters: Priscilla Newsome, Kathy Bentley, and Glenda Newsome, all of Teaberry, Sylvia Martin of Knott County, and Brenda Newsome of Beaver; and a grandson: Nicholas Chase Osborne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Douglas Osborne. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Osborne-Blankenship Cemetery in Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

Charles Walker Prater

Age 67, of Langley, husband of Sheba Webb Prater, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born February 2, 1939, in Hueysville, the son of the late Temp Prater and Helen Cooley Prater. He was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Allen First Baptist Church, a past master of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, in Martin, a member of El Hasa Shrine, and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Sheba; two daughters: Tamyra Ann Prater (Bryon) Hughes and Pamela Sue Prater (Keith) Frasure, both of Langley; her mother-in-law, Gertrude “Big Mom” Webb of Langley; No. 1 son, Chuckie May of Allen; bonus daughter, Kari (Shawn) Reid of Burlington; two brothers: Gene (Abby) Prater of Prestonsburg, and Darwin (Mary) Prater of Inez; three sisters: Loretta (Don) Frasure of Crown Point, Indiana, and Erma (Dennis) Jackson, and Diane (Jerry) Watts, both of Hueysville; three grandchildren: Brittany Lynn Frasure, Ashton Suzanne Frasure, and Elizabeth Nicole Hughes; bonus grandchildren: Austin Thomas Reid, Alex Graham Reid, Lindsay Marie Webb, and Cory Tyler Conn; and many beloved family members. Funeral services for Charles Walker Prater were conducted Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m., at the Allen First Baptist Church, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Tom Webb Cemetery in Langley, with the Hall Funeral Home in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home, and after 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the church. Pallbearers: Steve Little, Steve Webb, Keith Webb, Mike Harris, Mike Penning-ton, Austin Francis, Travis Francis, Ritchie Fraley, Larry Osborne, Kevin Moore, Shane Dingus, Lance Hall, and Shannon Thornsberry. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

Paul Edward Blackburn

Age 42, of Prestonsburg, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville. He was born September 19, 1964, in Endicott, the son of Archel Blackburn of Prestonsburg, and the late Emma Jean Lewis Blackburn.  In addition to his father, his survivors include two daughters: Nikki Nicole Blackburn of Blue River, and Ashley Dawn Blackburn of Stoutsville, Ohio; four brothers: Gary Blackburn of Prestonsburg, Rodney Blackburn of Canton, Ohio, Stevie Blackburn of Prestonsburg, and Scottie Blackburn of Millersport, Ohio; two sisters: Charolette George of Prestonsburg, and Debra Burns of Columbus, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Sophie Grace Stephens.  Funeral services for Paul Edward Blackburn will be conducted Saturday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergymen Jim Smith and Bill Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Funeral Home. (FCT'S 12-08-2006)


William L. (Joe) Burchett Sr.

Of Wabash, Indiana, died at 9:15 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2006, in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. He was born in Floyd County, Ky., the son of William R. and Margie (Harmon) Burchett on June 9, 1939. Survivors include his wife, Lana Maples Burchett, and two sons: William L. Burchett Jr., of Wabash, and Gregory L. (Wendy) Burchett of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Angie) Douglass of Wabash; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Russell (Debbie) Waldon of Wabash; two sisters: Mrs. Michael (Wanda) Nose of Wabash, and Mrs. Jerry (Karen) Martin of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a truck driver for Schilli of Kokomo. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a former member of the Wabash Moose Lodge No. 1195. He had a love of fast-pitch softball and also enjoyed music, playing in a band at one time. He also loved to travel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Hope Foundation Oncology Depart-ment, 710 N. East St., Wabash, IN, 46992.  (FCT'S 12-08-2006)

Alvin Eugene Davenport Sr.

Age 83, of Nicholasville, formerly of Pike County, died Monday, December 4, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital East in Lexington. Born March 20, 1923, in Winding Gulf, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Clarence and Manilla Christian Davenport. He was a retired coal miner; a member of U.M.W.A.; and a U.S. Marine World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Odell Lovell Davenport. Survivors include two sons: Alvin E. Davenport Jr. (Brenda) of Prestonsburg, and Calvin A. Davenport (Susie) of Nicholasville; two step-sons: Delburn Boggs of Radford, Virginia, and Samuel J. Boggs of Hillsville, Virginia; a step-daughter: Sharon Huffman of Pikeville; three brothers: Les Davenport of Maple Valley, Washington, Charles Davenport of Blackwood, New Jersey, and Max Davenport of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters: Henrietta Hinson of Macon, Georgia, Margaret Schroeder of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Myrtle Smith of Canada, Kentucky; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Clarence Davenport, James Davenport, and Jack Davenport. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Military services were conducted by Chapter 18, Auxier D.A.V. Entombment was in Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg. Visitation, was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-08-2006)

Alma Johnson Ditto Meade

Age 90, of Melvin, widow of Vernon Meade, passed away Monday, December 4, 2006, at her residence. She was born December 8, 1915, in Wales, Ky., the daughter of the late K boy Johnson and Josephine Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Gordon Ray Ditto, and his wife, Annette of Cynthiana, and Garnes Ditto, of Melvin, and his wife, the late Fayetta Ditto; a daughter Trula Mae Meade of Melvin; a sister, Icy Jones of Melvin; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons: Rusty Little and Kenny Ray Ditto. Funeral services for Mrs. Meade will be conducted Friday, December 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Louis Ferrari and Donald Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home. (FCT'S 12-08-2006)
 

Bert Allen

Age 82 of Betsy Layne, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2006, in the Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. He was born October 23, 1924, in Harold, the son of the late James and Lilly Sturgill Allen.  He was a retired barber, a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of the Betsy Layne United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons: Herbert Allen of Varicrus, Mexico, and Randy Allen of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Pacilla Allen Conn of Banner; three sisters: Eda Belle Marshall and Naomi Mullins, both of Sumpter, South Carolina, and Mary Lou Gilmore of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Clara Allen, and brothers: L. J. Allen, Curtis Allen, Dewey Allen, James Preston, and Larry Buford Allen. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, at the Betsy Layne United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randy Blackburn officiating.  Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin. (FCT'S 12-06-2006)

Elder Monford Howell

Age 60, of Grethel, died Monday, December 4, 2006, at Huntington V.A. Medical Center. Born April 24, 1946, in Craynor, he was the son of Susan Newsome Howell of Grethel, and the late Milford Howell. He was a disabled loader operator for Ensol Coal Company; a U.S. Army veteran; and a member and moderator of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry. He is survived by his wife, Roma Lou Howell. Other survivors include two sons: Kelvin Blake Howell (Sandra) and Anthony Jarvis Howell, both of Grethel; a daughter, Sandra Lynn Stumbo (Jeffrey) of Harold; three brothers: Daniel Howell of Honaker, and Edgar Howell and Walker Howell, both of Teaberry; two sisters: Verbal Akers of Grethel, and Emogene Prater of Bloomington; and three grandchildren: Nicholas Bryon Stumbo, Madison Blake Howell, and Megan Dawn Stumbo. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Della Lene Compton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com (FCT'S 12-06-2006)

Helen C. Stumbo

Age 81, of McDowell, wife of the late Ted Stumbo, passed away Friday, December 1, 2006, in the Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. She was born June 23, 1925, in Perry County, the daughter of the late Bob Campbell and Eliza Jane Caldwell Campbell. She was a retired school teacher for the Floyd County School System, a member of the Floyd County Retired Teacher Association, and the KEA. Survivors include two grandchildren: Kristi Lynne Pack of Somerset, and T.T. Pack of McDowell; and a sister, Sara Carter of Hapster, Ohio. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lynne Pack; and two sisters: Para Lea Vanderpool and Effie Combs. Funeral services for Helen C. Campbell were conducted Tuesday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 12-06-2006)

William E. (Willie) Wright

Age, 91, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born February 20, 1915, in Beef Hide, he was the son of the late Ben and Liza Ann Henson Wright. He was a retired coal miner; a member of the First Baptist Church, in Martin; and a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Little Wright. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne and Glenna Wright of Oil Springs, and Ronald and Loretta Wright of Martin; a daughter, Mary Jane DeBord of Martin; a sister, Arizona Sowards of Pound, Virginia; 26 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sons: Rex Wright, Glennis Wright, and Torrence Wright; a daughter, Lois Hamilton; three brothers: Irvin Wright, Johnny Wright, and Jarvey Wright; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Ronnie Halbert and Chuck Hall officiating. Burial was in the Wright and DeBord Cemetery, in Dinwood, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-06-2006)
 

Barbara (Bobbie) Hurd

Age, 66, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born July 29, 1940, in Majestic, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Erma Oney Chaffins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Town Branch Church. Survivors include a son: James Flannery Jr., of Teaberry; two daughters: Cecilia Johnson of Melvin, and Cathy Hurd of Prestonsburg; six brothers: Richard C. Chaffins of Louisville, Jay B. Chaffins and Charles L. Chaffins, both of Dayton, Ohio, Albert R. Chaffins and Steve G. Chaffins, both of Prestonsburg, and Wallace C. Chaffins of Irvin; three sisters: Serena Streetman and Charolette Kidwell, both of Lexington, and Hazel Martin of Mansfield, Ohio; six grandchildren: Amber, Eleshia, Sandra Kay, Billy, Kelly, and J.R.; and a great-grandchild, Allison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Milton Dee Chaffins, Earnest Ray Chaffins, Buster F. Chaffins, and Earnest Dale Chaffins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 2, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, in Wayland, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation, at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-01-2006)

Doris Anne Clark Hyden

Age, age 76, of Prestonsburg, widow of Jesse Lee “Jack” Hyden, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. She was born October 4, 1930, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Curtis Clark and Judy Salisbury Clark. She was a retired elementary school teacher, a member of the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial), and a member of the retired teachers association. Survivors include a son, Jack Clark (Rebecca) Hyden of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Judy Anne (Wayne) Combs of Prestonsburg; and six grandchildren: Warren D. Combs, Natalie Combs, Nikki Hyden, Jonathan Hyden, Heather Minix, and Austin Minix. Funeral services for Doris Anne Clark Hyden will be conducted Saturday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial), Prestonsburg, with Clergyman Jerry Workman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hyden Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m., Friday at Hall Funeral Home, and after noon on Saturday, at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial), Box 756, in Prestonsburg, or charity of choice. (FCT'S 12-01-2006)

Clarisse Towslee

Memorial services were held for Clarisse Bailey Towslee on Saturday, November 18, at the Akers Cemetery, in Prater Creek. Clarisse Towslee was born May 12, 1936, in Betsy Layne. She passed away October 14, 2006, at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gail E. Towslee of Columbus, Ohio; her parents George and Offie Bailey of Betsy Layne; her twin sister, Bernice Bailey; and a brother, Fred Bailey, of Betsy Layne. Clarisse is survived by her companion, Sherman Craig; two children: Laura Hadfield and Michael Towslee of Madison, Indiana; two grandchildren: Joseph and Hailey; two brothers: Ishmael (Bonnie) Bailey of Harold, and Neil Bailey (Mary) of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Aquila Layne (Ronnie) and Deborah Bailey, both of Marion, Ohio, and Mona Mitchell (Tex) of Harold; a sister-in-law, Ronnie Sue Bailey of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews. Clarisse’s ashes were spread over her parents, and her twin sister’s graves. James Branham, an Old Regular minister held prayer at the cemetery. (FCT'S 12-01-2006)

Geraldine Wrigh

Age, age 59, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born November 3, 1947, in Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of Emogene Baisden Whitt of Prestonsburg, and the late Frank Whitt. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Roy Dean Wright. Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Angela and Brian Boyd of Prestonsburg; a son and daughter-in-law: Johnny Darrin and Rebecca Calhoun of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers: Franklin Whitt and Larry Michael Whitt, both of Prestonsburg; and two sisters: Christine Blair and Melissa Felty, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Brother Shawn Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Crider Family Cemetery, at Johns Creek, in Van Lear, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home. (FCT'S 12-01-2006)