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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

February 4, 1998

James B. Wicker Sr.

Age 72, of Beavercreek, Ohio, died Friday, November 21, 1997, at Franciscan Medical Center. He was born and raised in Floyd County, the son of the late James and Bessie Smith Wicker. He attended Hillside Chapel in Beavercreek, Ohio, and retired from N.C.R. in 1985 after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a resident of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Widows and Orphans Home from 1934-42. Survivors include his wife, Voneda Owens Wicker; three sons, James B. Wicker Jr. of Oxford, Michigan. Phillip "Lee" Wicker and Devert Wayne Wicker, both of Beavercreek, Ohio; two sisters, Virginia Wilson of Tampa, Florida, and Mary Lucille Farquer of West Carrollton, Ohio; one brother, Shirel Wicker of Huber Heights, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Nov. 24, at the Tobias Funeral Home in Beavercreek, Ohio, with pastor Don Dillavou officiating. Entombment was in the Valley View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Geneva Crisp

Age 75, of Martin,
died Saturday, January 31, 1998, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born December 20, 1922 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Rosa Click Thacker. She was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Amvets. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Everett Crisp. Survivors include two sons, Everett Crisp Jr. of Martin and Michael Crisp of Lexington; one daughter, Sheila Lee of Allen; two brothers, Robert Tracker of Dayton, Ohio, and Marion Thacker of Grand Island, Nebraska: one sister, Deloris Mulkey of' Albion, Michigan; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were. Tuesday, February 3, at 11:00, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chuck Hall officiating. Burial was in the Crisp Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin.

Sadie Hamilton

Age 84, of Teaberry, died February 1, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born October 20, 1913 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Julie L. Tackett Mitchell. She was a member of the Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church at Galveston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hamilton. Survivors include one daughter, Roberta Hamilton of Teaberry; four sisters, Mary Alice Blankenship of Teaberry, Jettie Walker of Beaver, Tilde Jane Halash of Michigan, and Goldie Mitchell of Ligon; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 3, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church at Galveston, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the John Hamilton Cemetery at Teaberry.

Sammie Mullins

Age 86, of Pikeville, died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born April 7, 1911 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Polly Brewer Adams and Henry Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Mullins. She was a member of the Owsley Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Charles Mullins of Wyandotte, Michigan, Victor Mullins of Ecorse, Michigan, George Mullins of River Rouge, Michigan, Carl Mullins of Phelps. and Randy Mullins of Harold; one daughter, Geneva Pyle of Ecorse, Michigan; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 4, at 11 a.m., at the Owsley Freewill Baptist Church, with Greg White, Velon Burgess and others officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Chloe Creek.

Martin Tussey

Age 55, of :West Prestonsburg, died Friday, January 30, 1998, at H R M C, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born November 6, 1942 in Floyd County, he was the son of L.P. Tussey of West Prestonsburg and the late Irene Robinson Tussey. He was a disabled city utilities worker. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Vivian Johnson Tussey; two sons, Gregory Martin Tussey and George Patrick Tussey, both of West Prestonsburg; one brother, Ballard Tussey of West Prestonsburg; one sister, Virginia Layne of West Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Van West, Jim Smith and Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Caney.

Ellen Hackworth

Age 74, of Blue River, died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at H R M C, Prestonsburg. Born June 7, 1923 at Big Caney in Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Eva Whitaker Mullins. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Hackworth. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Green Hackworth of Blue River; three brothers, Roscoe Mullins of Salyersville, Raymond Mullins of Jackson, Michigan, and Paul B. Mullins of Gauge; six sisters, Ethel Mae Cole, Dessie Bailey and Irene Bailey, all of Salyersville, Surly Ray of Mt. Sterling, Virgie Trusty and Tressie Hamilton, both of Albion, Michigan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 3, at 2 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church at Blue River, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery at Blue River.

Juanita Turner Stumbo

Age 68, of Minnie, died Monday, February 2, 1998, on arrival at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born January 31, 1930 at Minnie, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie "Birdie" Mosley Turner. She was a retired store clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan R.
Stumbo, on May 14, 1991. Survivors include one son, Franklin Roy Stumbo of Minnie; and four brothers, Novis Tumer of Hi Hat, Harry Turner of Wheelwright, Orville "Chick" Turner of Prestonsburg, and Carl Tumer of Waterville, Ohio. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 5, at 11 a.m., at  the McDowell First Baptist Church with Harry Hargis officiating. Burial will be in the Stumbo Cemetery at Minnie.

Lamon Slone

Age 70, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana. Born December 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Lewis and Allie Slone. He retired from Warsaw Plating. He was a member of the Claypool Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Annabelle Slone; two sons, Everett Slone and Randy Slone, both of Warsaw, Indiana; three brothers, Lewis Slone of Warsaw, Indiana, and Bill Slone and Lon Slone, both of Claypool, Indiana; two sisters, Virginia Fenix of Burket, Indiana, and Janice Hall of Warsaw, Indiana; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 4, at 2 p.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, with pastor Ralph Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana.

Grethel Hall Bates

Age 77, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Buckingham, died Friday, January 30, 1998, at the Ven-Cor Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1920 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Martha Newsome Hall. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bates, on May 1, 1995. Survivors include three sons, Charles Ray Bates of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ricky Bates of California, and Charles Bates of Pennsylvania; five daughters, Emogene Lincks of Whiteland, Indiana, Imogene Bates of California, Irene Hall of Winterhaven, Florida, and Teresa Keebler and Sheila Monday, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; seven brothers, Ernest Hall, Carl Hall, Delmer Hall, and Arlie Hall, all of Wabash, Indiana, Garnest Hall and Bobby Hall, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, and James Hall of Knott County; one sister, Anna Hall of Hi Hat; 27 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday,
February 2, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

February 11,1998

Opal Isaac Lafferty

Age 77, of Glen Morgan, West VA, died February 6, 1998. Born Jan. 30, 1921 at Weeksberry, daughter of the late Maryland and Anna Compton Isaac. Survivors include her husband Joe Lafferty; one daughter, Gladys Ann Lafferty; one son, James Phillip Lafferty; two sisters, Ocie Isaac Manuel, Lassia Isaac Crisp; Burial is in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, West VA.

Bula Mae Moore

Age 74, of Mousie, died February 4, 198. Born April 3, 1923 at Mousie, daughter of the late Lee and Polly Bolen. Survivors include her husband, Sidney Moore; two sons, Gordon Moore, James Moore; two daughters, Cyvilian "Peach" Groff, Drucilla Hall; one brother, Jackie Bolen; two sisters, Lavern Cippis, Mabel Bolen. Burial is in Bolen Cemetery at Rockfork, Garrett, KY.

Elmer Neuton Watkins

Age 82, of East Point, died February 8, 1998. Born July 27, 1915 in Floyd Co. son of the late Brace and Lucy Music Watkins. Survivors include his wife, Effie Robinson Watkins; two brothers, Issac Henry Watkins, Earnest Eugene Watkins; one sister, Mae Robinson. Burial is in Highlands Memorial Park Staffordsville.


Ernest Clinton "E.C." Moore

Age 93, of Martin, died February 6, 1998. Born June 11, 1904 at Hippo, son of the late Rev. Andy and Jemima Hicks Moore. Survivors include his wife, Garnett C. Moore; one son, Gordon Moore; one daughter Henrietta Jenkins; one sister, Alice Ousley. Burial is in the Martin Cemetery at Eastern.

O. C. Hunt

Age 76, of Westland, MI, died January 11, 1998. Born Nov. 8, 1921 at Banner, son of the late John and Rosie Jarvis Hunt. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Hunt; Two daughters, Patsy Pinion, Linda Hunt; one son, Darwin Hunt; two sisters Laura Lewis, Angie Hall; two brothers Sherman Hunt, Arco Hunt. Burial is in the Knollwood Memorial Park, MI.

Mae Hatcher Hinchman

Age 92, of Huntington, West VA, formerly of Pike County, died February 5, 1998. Born May 23, 1905 at Harold, daughter of the late George Farrow and Minnie Layne Hatcher. She was preceded in death by husband Walton L. Hinchman. Burial is in the Hatcher Family Cemetery at Harold, KY.

Earl Brown

Age 72, of Beaver, died February 6, 1998. Born April 24, 1925 at Beaver, son of the late Hatler and Littie Bentley Brown. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Kiser Brown; five sons, Terry, Steve, Ronnie, Jeffery, Ralph; one daughter, Sharon Kay Dotson; one brother, Donald Brown; five sisters, Bernice Brown, Becky Faye Brown, Martha Mae Walker, Geneva Henson, Wilma Jean Cerullo. Burial is in the Brown Cemetery at Tackett Fork, Beaver, KY.

Basel Dean Cook

Age 48, of Topmost, died February 5, 1998. Born April 14, 1949 at lackey, son of Willie Cook and the late Ranie Isaac Cook. Survivors include wife, Carolyn Sue Thornsberry Cook; one daughter, Marie Lynn Cook; five brothers, Danny, Glennis, Ricky, Doyle, Lowell; three sisters, Brenda Thornsberry, Linda Patton, Priscilla Hall. Burial is in the Cook Family Cemetery at Topmost.

Flurinda Hall Tackett

Age 87, of Bevinsville, died February 5, 1998. Born July 17, 1910 in Floyd Co. daughter of the late Lee and Elvina Caudill Davis. She was preceded in death by husband Alfred Tackett. Survivors include four sons, Wildurn D. Hall, Zenith Hall, Raymond Hall, Gerard Kinner Hall; three daughters, Willene Hall, Ruby Bates, Shirley Browning; two brothers, Maryland Hall, Jarvis Davis. Burial is in the Will Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville.

February 13, 1998

Malta Marie Conn

Age 83, of Prestonsburg and widow of Edward J. Conn, died Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born December 17, 1914, at Prestonsburg to the late John W. and Martha Jane (Kendrick) Harris. She was a merchant having owned Conn's Grocery at Lancer and was a nursery attendant at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. She is survived by one daughter, Florene Harris of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Bascom Harris of Auxier, Irvin Harris and Fred Hams, both of Prestonsburg; one sister, Dicy Collins of Mount Sterling; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Janet C. Hall; and two brothers, Floyd Hams and Cecil Kendrick. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hams Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Beulah B. Boyd

Age 82, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born November 19, 1915 at Dana, she was the daughter of the late Minerva Elizabeth Boyd Rohinette and William Robinett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orman T. Boyd, in 1969. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include three sons, Don Boyd of St. John, Indiana, Ronnie Boyd of Toler and Douglas Boyd of Pikeville; three daughters, Lois Becklehimer of Franklin, Ohio, Jean Saylor of Middletown, Ohio, and Madonna Pinkerton of Jackson, Ohio; one sister, Ocie Martin of Paintsville; one brother, Ron Robinette of Kansas; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grand-children. Funeral services were Thursday, February 12, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Boyd officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Harold

Willie Hall

Age 69, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born March 28, 1928 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Talt and Nannie Blankenship Hall. He was a disabled coal miner and member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Dryl Mitchell Hall; one brother, Robert Hall of Pike County; and one sister, Nellie Newsome of Teaberry. Funeral services were Thursday, February 12, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Hi Hat

Mattie Crisp

Age 100, of Martin, died Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born June 20, 1987 at Red River in Wolff County, she was the daughter of the late William Jennings Conlcy and Laura Centeis Conley. She was a member of tile Faith Bible Church at Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Crisp. Survivors include four sons, Bill J. Crisp, Randolph Crisp, Donald Crisp and David Crisp, all of Martin; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Randolph Crisp and Donald Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Crisp Family Cemetery at Bucks Branch, Martin

Billy E. Blackburn

Age 32, of Oakhill, Ohio, died Tuesday February 10, 1998, at his residence Born June 10, 1965 in Oak Hill Ohio, he was the son of Susan Akers Brown of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, and Jake{ Blackburn of Oak Hill, Ohio. In addition to his parents, He is survived by one sister, Robem Wilson of Jackson, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday February 12, at 10 a.m., at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio. Burial was in the Akers Cemetery at Dana

February 18, 1998

Herbert Spradlin

Age 85, of East Point, died February 16, 1998. Born Mat 18, 1912 at Myrtle, son of the late Henry and Florence Brown Spradlin. Survivors include his wife, Elva Baldridge; three sons, Charles Spradlin, Larry Spradlin, Robert Spradlin; two brothers, Scott Spradlin, Billy C. Spradlin; one sister, Garnet Fairchild. Burial is at the Baldridge Cemetery at East Point.

Julia Mae Lawson

Age 80, of McDermott, OH, formerly of Martin, died February 13, 1998. Born Aug. 6, 1917 in Pike Co., daughter of the late Fred and Julia Lowe Adams. She was preceded in death by husband Jimmy Lawson. Survivors include one brother, Fed Adams Jr. Burial is at the Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat, KY.

Stella Thurman

Age 88, of Barboursville, formerly of Wheelwright, died February 16, 1998. Born Feb. 14, 1910 at Hi Hat. daughter of the late Frank Vance and Mahaley McCurry Jones. She was preceded in death by husband Howard Thurman. Survivors include two sons, Arnold Taylor, Arnold Brown; one daughter, Marzella Collins; one sister, Delcia Slone. Burial is in Highlands Memory Gardens, Logan, West VA.

Donald Ray "Big O" Martin

Age 53, of Drift, died February 9, 1998. Born July 28, 1944 in Floyd Co., son of Tandy and Susie Cartmell Martin. He is survived by one sister, Vinetta Bolen. Burial is in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, KY.

Eva Lovely

Age 87, of Hueysville, died February 12, 1998. Born July 4, 1910 in Breathitt CO., daughter of the late Tribue and Becky Conley Lovely. Survivors include one son, Basil Hale; three daughters, Cynthia Salyers, Ruth Hale, Ruby Thomas. Burial is in the Compton Cemetery at Elm Rock.

James Freddie Terry

Age 77, of Dayton OH, formerly of Floyd Co., died January 11, 1998. Born Dec. 5, 1920, son of the late William and Minnie Terry. Survivors include wife, Bonnie Jay Hicks Terry; one daughter, Sharon Terry Murphy; one brother, Kermit R. Terry. Burial is in the Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, OH.

Minnie Shephard

Age 84, of Shiloh, OH, died February 15, 1998. Born Nov. 17, 1913 in Floyd Co., daughter of the late Emery and Savannah Moore Hicks. She was preceded in death by husband, Adis Shepherd in 1972. Survivors include six daughters, Meradith Spoerr, Larby Jean Dye, Amy Smith, Geneva Calame, Genova Bailey, Ethel Welter; two sons, Clyde Shepherd, David Shepherd; one brother, Berlin Hicks. Burial is in the Savannah Cemetery in Savannah, OH.

Martin Crisp

Age 100, of Martin, died February 10, 1998. Born June 20, 1897 at Red River in Wolff Co., she was the daughter of the late William Jennings and Laura Centers Conley. She was preceded in death by husband Ed Crisp. Survivors include four sons, Bill J. Crisp, Randolph Crisp, Donald Crisp, David Crisp; Burial is in the Crisp Family Cemetery at Bucks Branch, Martin.

Bernard "B.B." Hatcher

Age 77, of Jacksonville FL, formerly of Harold, died February 13, 1998. Born Oct. 31, 1921 in Floyd County, son of the late Dave and Lizzie Taulor Hatcher. Survivors include his wife, Fanny Justice Hatcher; one son, Lynnie King; three daughters, Loene Lawson, Clara Brown, Jan Brinley; one brother, Wesley Hatcher. Burial is in the Hatcher Cemetery at Toler Creek, Harold, KY.

John Collins

Age 22, of Langley, died February 12, 1998. Born Dec. 28, 1975 at Martin, son of Vanessa Huff Adkins and Langley and Glen Collins . in addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Larry Adkins, Maternal grandmother, Melvina Layne Scott; two brothers, Scottie Huff, Gary Adkins; one sister, Lanessa Collins. Burial is in the Gibson Cemetery at Langley.

February 20, 1998

Dora Ford

Age 75, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born February 2, 1923 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Addle Smith Adkins and Melvin Adkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ford. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Ford of Lack and Ronnie Ford of Louisville; one daughter, Phyllis Adkins of Fords Branch: one sister, Morrell Jeffers of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 20, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Billy Ford and Bob Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Dan Adkins Cemetery at Fords Branch

Hazel Newsome Jones

Age 70, of Ashtabula, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, died Saturday, February 14, 1998, at her residence. Born April 4, 1927 at McDowell, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Tackett Newsome. She moved from McDowell to Ashtabula nine years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Jones. Survivors include two sons, Bill Jones of Saybrook, Ohio, and Eddie Jones of Ashtabula, Ohio; four brothers, Chester Newsome and William Newsome 3r., both of Ashtabula, Ohio, Earl Newsome of Allen, and Edward Newsome of Willard, Ohio; six sisters, Drexie Myers of Hampton, Virginia, Maciel Miller of North Carolina, Sylvia Tuttle and Marie Tuttle, both of Willard, Ohio, Maxine Weams of Kingsville, Ohio, and Mildred Stiles of North Kingsville, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, February 19, at the Burton Funeral Home Chapel in N. Kingsville, Ohio, with Rev. Evon Hamalton officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Jessie James Collins

Ageie 59, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998. Born May 3, 1938 at Buffalo, he was the son of the law Huey and Ora Mae Spears Collins Martin. and was the owner of Collins Security in Prestonsburg. Survivors include his wife, Susie Prater Collins: four daughters, Jennifer Collins. Jeanie Collins, Brittany Collins and Bfiana Collins, all of Prestonsburg; three brothers,, L.K. Collins of McCombs, Otto Collins of Flat Rock, Michigan, and John H. Collins of Allen; and two sisters, Barbara Slone of Martin and Venice Garrett of Chelsea, Michigan. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Prater Family Cemetery at Middle Creek

Arley Boyd

Age 72, of Dana, died Tuesday, February  17, 1998, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born October 10, 1925 at Dana, he was the son of the late Bennie and Rosie Jarrell Boyd. He was a self-employed carpenter and veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Jarrell Boyd; three sons, T.J. Boyd and Clifton Boyd and Benjamin B. Boyd all of Dana; two daughters. Caroline Dillion and Arlene Mitchell, both of Dana; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be February 21, at 11 a.m., at the l.ittle Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana. with the Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Wilford Boyd Cemetery at Dana,

Mamie Carroll

Age 40, of Island Creek, died Thursday, February 12, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist ttospital. Born March 15, 1957 in Pike County, she was the daughter of Minnie Belle Bartley Hamilton and Clifford Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband. Ronnie Carroll; two sons, Ronnie Carroll Jr. of Tram and Redgia McMillan of Morehead; four daughters, Minnie Fields of Pikeville, and Rhonda Carroll, Mary Belle Carroll and Mamie L. Carroll all of Island Creek; two brothers. Marvin Hamilton of Lower Pompey and Danny Hamilton of Morehead; one sister, Janice Sue Hamilton of Island Creek; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, February 15, at 11 a.m., at the Island Creek Old Regular Baptist Church, with the Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Willard Bartley Cemetery,

Carrie Hall Wicker

Age 70, of Douglas, Georgia, died Tuesday, January 13, 1998, following an extended illness. Born January 24, 1927 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Rosie Martin Hall. Survivors include her husband, Mart Wicker; three daughters, Mary Caldwell of Beaver, Ohio, and Tammy Wicker and Amy Espitia, both of Douglas, Georgia; eight sons, Jimmy Wicker of Tifton, Georgia, William Wicker, Stacy Wicker and Johnny Wicker, all of Douglas, Georgia, Tim Wicker of Belleville, Michigan, George Wicker of Beaver, Ohio, Clinton Wicker of Enigma, Georgia. and Calvin Fred Wicker of Thomasville, Georgia; three sisters, Goldie Keathley of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Alvie Rapp and Nannie Tackett, both of Beaver, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, January 15, at 4 p.m., at the Sims Funeral Home in Douglas, Georgia, with Rev. Sime Morris officiating. Burial was in the Douglas City Cemetery in Douglas, Georgia.

February 25, 1998

Betty L. Conn

Age 54, of Lexington, formerly of Ivel, died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at her residence. Born December 26, 1943 at Jackhorn, she was the daughter of Ida Salisbury Mullins, of Rockledge, Florida, and the late Ernest Mullins. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Vonda Conn of Lexington; four brothers, Walter Hunt of Gainesville, Florida, Randall Hunt of Tampa, Florida, Albert Hunt and Alvin Hunt, both of Rockledge, Florida; and three sisters, Aileen Hall of Rockledge, Florida, Mary Sue Hanna of Pincllas Park, Florida, and Cherry Carey of Merritt Island, Florida. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 25, at noon, at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. James Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Corm Family Cemetery at Ivel.

Arnold Lee Ray

Age 55, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He was a bindery supervisor at Papa Johns Printing Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Connie "Simpson" Ray of Louisville; two sons, Don Ray and Kevin Ray, both of Louisville; three sisters, Ordell Johnson of South Williamson, Dreama Burga of Waukegan, Illinois, and Bonita Caudill of Marion, Ohio; six brothers, Billy Ray of Mondessa, California, Aubrey Ray of Cleveland, Ohio, Rufus Ray Jr. and Roger Ray, both of Wheelwright, Russell Ray of Highland Heights, and Ricky Ray of Melvin; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, February 20, at 11:30 a.m., at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home in Louisville. Graveside services were Friday at 1:30 p.m., at the Franklinton Cemetery.

Paul H. Wells

Age 61, of Mt. Washington, died Monday, February 16, 1998, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. Born April 23, 1936 at Auxier, he was the son of Ondalee Wells Holbrook of Auxier and the late Darwin C. Wells. He was a retired manager at General Electric Company and a member of Louisville Trinity Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Betty Perry Wells; one son, Paul Darwin Wells; one daughter, Tammy Wells Schaeffer; one sister, Janet Wells Stambaugh of Auxier; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, February 19, at 9 a.m., at the Fern Creek Funeral Home in Louisville, with Evangelist Rod Buckson officiating. Burial was in the Wells Family Cemetery at Auxier.

Clyde Justice

Clyde Justice, 70, of Kite, died Friday, February 20, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born November 1, 1927 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late George and Rhoda Keens Justice. He was a retired welder. Survivors include his wife, Lucinda Parks Justice; four step-sons, Buddy Thornsberry and Warner Thornsberry, both of Kite, Thomas Thornsberry of Topmost, and Hubart Thornsberry of Mulberry, Florida; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Russell of Crestline, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Ogie Mae Martin of Hueysville and Renia Stanfield of Mulberry, Florida; five brothers, Arthur Justice of Shelby, Ohio, Holley Justice of Ozark, Arkansas, Azzie Justice of Leesburg, Indiana, Adrian Justice of Galion, Ohio, and Clarence Justice of Plymouth, Ohio; three sisters, Nell Conley of Utica, Ohio, Joyce Howard of Plymouth, Ohio, and Freda Stephens of Shiloh, Ohio; two grandchildren, 26 step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and 25 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hicks, Curtis Hall and others officiating. Burial was in the Arnold Thornsberry Cemetery at Kite.

Hassel "Shorty" Hampton

Age 80, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born September 10, 1917 at Hartley, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Mary Alice Elswick Hampton. He was a former mechanic at Hackworth's Texaco. He was a World War II veteran,
serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the DAV Big Sandy Chapter No. 18. Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Ousley of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Elmer Hampton and Lonnie Hampton, both of Virgie, Edgar Hampton of Robinson Creek, and Russell Hampton of Pikeville; three sisters, Hettie Hampton of Maysville, and Lettie Pugh and Stella Rowe, both of Phyllis; and two grandsons. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers James Tackett and Dewey Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery at Bralnard.

Charles Edward "Chuck" McKay Sr.

Age 54, of Welcome, North Carolina, died Friday, February 20. 1998, at the North Caroline Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina, following a brief illness. Born April 6, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward and Nancy Minish McKay. He was a veteran of the Air Force and an employee of Ellison
Window and Doors in North Carolina. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Lee Johnson McKay; three sons, Charles Edward McKay Jr. of Hickory, Nortt, Carolina, Kevin McKay of Nicholasville, and Benjamin McKay of McDowell; one daughter. Kelly Meade of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sisters, Marie Franklin and Ellen Vighlin, both of Michigan; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 23, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Moore Hall Cemetery in Bevinsville.

February 25, 1998

Wanda Lou Hamilton Newsome

Age 56, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, February 25, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born June 18, 1941 at Martin, she was the daughter of the late Squire Hamilton and Hazel Halbert Hamilton. She was a member of the Community Church of God in Jesus Name, Arkansas Creek, Survivors include her husband, Gary Newsome; two sons, John Curtis Hall of Stanville and Squire Gregory Hall of Pikeville; one step- son, Michael Newsome of Loraine, Ohio; one daughter, Hazel Melinda Leanne Belcher of Pikeville; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Bud Crum and Earnest Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Cemetery at Craynor

Junie Handshoe

Age 74, of Hindman, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at her residence, follow- ing an extended illness. Born June 3, 1923 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Linzie and Sara Jane Sawyers Hicks. She was a member of the Cross Roads Community Baptist Church at Ogden Creek, Hindman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Handshoe. Survivors include four sons, Earl Handshoe of LaGrange, Indiana, Victor Handshoe of Stroe, Indiana, and Ray Handshoe and Dennie Handshoe, both of Hindman; five daughters, Lucinda Combs of London, Ada Hicks of LaGrange, Indiana, Luna Sexton and Teresa Campbell Hall, both of Litt Carr, and Patricia Hicks of Hindman; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, February 26, at 1 p.m., at the Cross Roads Community Baptist Church at Hindman, with Willie Collins and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in the" Bolen Cemetery, Rock Fork at Garrett