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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

February 3, 1999

Leila Maye (Howell) Akers

Age 91, of Harold, and widow of Ted R. Akers, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville. She was born October 23, 1907, at Harold, Kentucky, to the late Joe and Rhoda (Reynolds) Howell. She was a retired teacher with the Floyd County Board of Education, having taught for 30 years, a member of the Vogel Day United Methodist Church at Harold, and a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers' Association. She is survived by: one son, Max Akers of Lockboume, Oh.; one daughter, Jackie Akers Kidd of Harold, Ky.; one brother, Kermit Howell of Pickerington, Oh.; two sisters, Mildred Davis of Columbus Oh.; and Billie Patrick of Canal Winchester, Oh.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by one brother, Joe Howell, Jr. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 31, 1999, at 1 p.m. in the Vogel Day United Methodist Church at Harold with the Rev. Dennis Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Troy Brown

Age 92, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on May 22, 1906, in Goodloe, the son of the late Marion and Byrd Amett Brown. He was retired coal miner, member of local 30, District 17, Pikeville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estie Webb Brown on December22, 1998. Survivors include one son, Glen Brown of Prestonsburg; one brother, Malcom Brown of Abbott, and eight grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren and several great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 31, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Buckeye, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Flim Minnix

Age 71, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at his residence. He was born December 24, 1927, in Magoffin County, the son of McKinnley and Peggy Jackson Minnix. He retired from Gale Smith Excavating. He attended the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Shepherd Minnix; one daughter, Debra Ann Lovely of Warsaw, Indiana; two sons, Paul Edward Minnix of Warsaw, Indiana; and David Minnix of Key West, Florida; four sisters, Mary Elam and Ora Lee Hopkins, both of Mentone, Indiana, Mildred Vance of Dowagiac, Michigan and Beatrice Hostettler of Etna Green, Indiana; one brother, Ronald Minnix of Magoffin County; seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Pastor Myron Bent and Jason Matthews officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana, under direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel.

Effie Hopson Hopkins

Age 91, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born October 2, 1907, at Cliff, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Ora Branham Hopson. She was a former school teacher and had been a member of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31, Prestonsburg, for, 69 years. She also had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg since 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest (Hop) Hopson, who died in 1973. Survivors include one sister, Mary Ruth Williamson of South Charleston, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 2, at noon at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating, Burial was made in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg under direction of the Carter Funeral Home.

 Gladys Sparkman Hansford

Age 79, of Hueysville, died Monday, February 1, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born April 7, 1919, in Mousie, the daughter of the late Kendall Sparkman and Linda Conley Sparkman. She was a retired machine operator and inspector having worked for Precision Stamping, Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Her husband, Charles Hansford, Survivors include three sisters, Ada Prater of Hueysville, Stella Carpenter of Willard, Ohio, and Louise Sexton of Estill, Ohio. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, February 5, at 1p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergymen Sterling Bolen and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Nelse Little

Age 92, of Virgie, died Sunday, January 21, 1999, at his residence. He was bom July 15, 1906, in Melvin, the son of the late Joe Little and Angeline Johnson Little. He is survived by his ,wife, Dessie Little of Long Fork; three sons, Garrett Lee Little of McRoberts, Carl Little of Sidney, and Bruce Little of Pikeville; two daughters, Jean Corey of Ravenna, Ohio, and Joyce Ann Fleming of Long Fork. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and of the UMWA. Funeral services will be con-ducted Wednesday, February 3, at 1 p.m. in the R. S. Jones and Son Virgie Chapel, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be in the Little and Fleming Cemetery at Virgie, under direction of R. S. Jones &  Son Funeral Home.

Osie Hale Hicks

Age 87, of Blue River, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 13, 1911, in West Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Henry Hale and Daisy Slone Hale. She was a member of the Irene Coal Memorial Survivors include her husband, Joe Hicks; one son, Jack Hicks of Blue River; two brothers, Charley Hale of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Arthur Hale of Spear Fish, South Dakota, five grandchildren and five Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements. 

Imogene Webb

Age 89, of Lexington, wife of John Emil Radden, died Monday, February 1, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital, Formerly she worked as a sales clerk with Stewart's and was also a receptionist at Hager Beauty Born in Floyd County, she was the  daughter of the late James and Grace Allen Webb. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Lexington, and member of the former Caldwell-Peterson Circle there, member of the Kentucky Mountain Club, the Women's Club, and a former DAR Other suvivors include two daughters, Ann Bell, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and Rebecca Radden Scott, Lexington: five grandchildren; and two great grandaughter. Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 3, 11 a.m., at Centenary United Methodist Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County under direction of W.R. Milward-Southland Funeral Home.

 Dina Jones Nickles

Age 93, of Dema, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist She was born in Knott County, on July 8, 1905 the daughter of Miles Jones and Ollie Slone Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bee Nickles. She is survived by two sons, Leonard Nickles and Jimmy C. Nickles, both of Dema; four sisters, Gracie Branham of Lackey, Aileen Cook and Glenda Allen, both of Dema, and Mable Slone oŁ Ohio; two brothers, Herbert Jones and Curt Jones, both of Michigan; four sisters, Versa Addis of McDowell, Lena Allen of Eastern, Luna Combs of Prestonsburg, and Verna Hall of Madison Heights, Michigan; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Tom Waddles, Roger Hicks, Coy Combs and .Woodrow Burial was at the Turner Cemetery at Dema, under direction of Hindman Funeral Services. 

Charles R. Whitten

Age 58, of, Prestonsburg, formerly of Mount Carmel, Illinois, died Monday, February 1, 1999, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital following an extended illness. He was horn December 23, 1940, in Mount Carmel, Illinois, to Harold and Gertrude (Jones) Whitten of Mount Carmel, who survive. Mr. Whitten attended Saint Martha Catholic Church in Prestonsburg, retired as a District Manager with Dowell-Schlumberger after 30 years of service and was recently employed by RCD Northwest as an engineer. He is survived by his wife, Clara (Terry) Whitten of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Teresa and Scott Clark of Thornville, Oh., and Linda and John DeRossett of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Alexis Ashley DeRossett and Allyson Kate DeRossett, both of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Harold Jr. and Joyce Whitten, Gilbert and Loretta Whitten, Wayne and Kathy Whitten, and James and Linda Whitten, all four of Mount Carmel, IL; and Tom and Vineta Whitten of Highland Village, TX.; two sisters, Patricia Hinterscher of Olney, IL; and Mary and David Hocking of Seymour, IN.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 1999, at 9:30 a.m. at the Saint Mary Catholic Church in Mount Carmel, IL, with the Father Bill Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery in Mount. Carmel.

Walter E. Snavely

Age 70, of East Point, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. He was born March 14, 1928, at Little Paint, the son of the late Joe and Glenice Wilson Snavely. He was a retired command sergeant major with the United States Army, having served for 20 years; a member of the First United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg; and a member of the Big Sandy Mended Hearts Chapter 220. He is survived by his wife, Arnita Compton Snavely. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: one son, Charles G. Snavely of Harrogate, Tennessee; one daughter, Nena J. Biliter of Little Paint; one brother, Andrew Jackson Snavely of Choctaw, Oklahoma; one sister, Wilma Messer of Little Paint, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 2, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Sayre and Rev. Wayne Burch officiating.

Virgie Ramey

Age 75, of Lackey, died Monday, January 18, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Knott County, on July 1, 1923, the daughter of John Connelly and Katie Connelly. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 20, 10 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Kenneth Salmons officiating, Burial was at Redfox. Arrangements were under direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

February 5, 1999

Walker D. Craft

Age 65, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born August 19, 1933, in Martin, the son of the late C.C. Craft and Luna Hayes Craft. Survivors include two brothers, John B. Craft of Hueysville, and Glen H. Craft of Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 6, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Chester Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery, Hueysville

Kathryn Martin

Age 70, of Wayland, died February 2, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born July 23, 1928, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Lee Martin and Kathryn Weddington Martin. Survivors include one son, Timothy Martin of Wayland; two daughters, Pamela Boling and Kathy Ellen Mills, both of Wayland; one sister, Ruth Lea Roope of Marion, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 5, at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Family Cemetery, Wayland

Haley Joe Hall

Infant daughter of Morris Joe Hall and Micheile Taylor Hall, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born on November 13, 1998, in McDowell. Survivors, other than her parents, include her paternal grandfather, Morris Ray "Tootsie" Hall; her maternal grandparents, Roger and Glenda Puckett Taylor; great-grandparents, Carson and Louise Honeycutt Puckett and her great- grandmother, Georgie Taylor Glazer; four brothers, Jackie Hall, of Allen, Dustin Lynn Carden and Logan Taylor Carden both of Elizabeth Tennessee, and Dustin Hall of Paintsville; and one sister, Brandy Hopkins of McDowell. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 6th, at 1 p.m., at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, with Rodney Mosley officiating.

Steven Wayne Wicker

Age 26, of Garrett, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on June 25, 1972, in Columbus, Indiana, he was the son of Wayne Wicker of Greenwood, Indiana and Martha Jenkins Wicker of Garrett. He was self-employed in drywalling. Survivors include his wife, Louella Slone Wicker; one brother, Jamie Wayne Wicker of Garrett; one sister, Brenda Carol Owens of Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, February 7, at 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, with Sterling and Bethel Bolen and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville

Gertrude Durham

Age 90, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died January 22, 1999, at the Lost Creek Care Center at Lima, Ohio. She was horn in Garrett, on October 7, 1909, the daughter of Bee and Sally Terry Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Durham. She is survived by two sons, Jim Durham of Westland, Michigan, and Ed Durham of Kentucky; one daughter, Betty J. Rice of Lima, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren and 13 great-great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, January 25, at 2 p.m., at the Pineville Cemetery at Pineville, with Alvin Yoder officiating.

Lizzie Ratliff

Age 94, of Martin, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at her residence. She was born August 20, 1904, in Risner, the daughter of the late Jim Bradley and Phoebe Shepherd Bradley. Her husband, B.L.C. Ratliff, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Bill Ratliff of Martin, a daughter, Lois Moore of Washington Courthouse Ohio; one sister, Birdie Payne of Eaton Rapids, Michigan; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday February 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Stephens Cemetery, Martin

February 10, 1999

Austin Michael Gayheart

Infant son, of Jeffery Clay and Midge Jarrell Gayheart, of Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, died Feb. 5, 1999. Born Feb. 5, 1999, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his grandparents Eddie And Betty Gayheart of Slick Rock, and Diane Lewis Jarrell; great-grandmother, Beulah Jarrell; one brother, Jeffery Rayn Gayheart. Burial is in the Gayheart Family Cemetery, Slick Rock, Prestonsburg.

Jackie Caudill

Age 67, of Auxier, died Feb. 6, 1999, at his Residence. Born Dec. 4, 1931, in Prestonsburg, s/o the late Isaac and Catherine Perkins Caudill. Survivors include wife, Patsy Wolverton Caudill; one son, Jackie Caudill; one dau. Lynn Jarrell; two brother, Isaac Caudill Jr. and Walter Scott Caudill. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, KY.

Quentin Hackney

Age 78, of Pikeville, died Feb. 7, 1999. Born Sept. 9, 1920, s/o the late Whetsel hackney and Pleana Maynard Hackney. Wife Lona Johnson Hackney preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Quentin Jr., Dennis and Jerry Hackney; two daugs. Susie Slone and Katherine Kiscadne; two brothers, David and Kenny Hackney. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery on island Creek.

Tony Curtis Harris

Age 63, of Charlotte, Mich., formerly of Wheelwright, died Jan.5, 1999. Born Feb. 2, 1935 at Garrett, s/o the late George Harris Sr. and Flora Ellen Patton Harris. Survivors include wife, Delores Rossi Harris, two sons, Victor and mark Harris; three dau., Terri Uhl, Angie Russell and Jobie Harris; one sister Anna Joyce Moore; two brothers, Glenn Archie and Roy Gene Harris. Burial is in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlottem, MI.

Inis McKenzie Little

Age 98, of Wurtland, formerly of Auxier, died Feb, 4, 1999. Born Apr. 12, 1900, in Floyd Co. d/o the late Troy & Ida Stevens McKenzie. She was preceded in death by first husband, T, J. Robinson and then by second husband Tivis Little. Survivors include three sons, Abe Robinson, Johnny Little and Jimmy Little. tow daug. Mildred R. Shuler and Gloris Stevens; one brother, Troy McKenzie. Burial is in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

Ronnie "Cat" Newsome

Age 39, of Pikeville, died Feb. 6, 1999. Born Apr. 21, 1959, in Pike Co. s/o Sam Newsome JR. and the Late Edna Newsome. In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons, Todd and John Joseph Newsome; one dau. Ronetta Newsome; four brothers, Eddie Dean, Bobby Gene, Terry Lee and Avery Newsome; two sisters, Denisa Wright and Connie White. Interment is in the Gid Little Cemetery on Caney Highway, Pikeville.

Ida Patrick

Age 85, of Leburn, died Feb. 4, 1999, at her residence. She was preceded in death by husband Daniel "Doc" Patrick. Survivors include two sons, Burley and Burnis Patrick; five dau., Gertrude Ritchie, Bulah Gayheart, Easter Banks, Ruby Patrick and Gracy Amburgey; two brothers, Olvin Risner and Proctor Risner Jr.; three sisters, Martha Fox, Louise Slone and Lorraine Hylton. Burial is in the Patrick Cemetery at Vast.

Eugene Inmon

Age 65, of Lacky, died, Jan. 30, 1999. Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Knott Co. s/o Lillie Hicks Inmon and the late William Inmon. He was preceded in death by wife Armatha Inmon. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two dau., Shrri Lynn Eldridge and Belinda Runyon; Tow brothers, ohn Inmon and Bobby Davis; tow sisters, Rose Combs and Betty Sue Prater. Burial is in the Coburn-Inmom Cemetery at Garrett.

Grover Cleveland Johnson

Age 79, of Ligon, died Feb.. 4, 1999. Born July 4, 1919, in Pike Co. s/o the late Hiarm (Buddy) and Nerva Hall Johnson. He was preceded in death by first wife Mary Hall Johnson. Survivors include second wife, Madgie Hall Johnson; one son Hatler Johnson; four daugs., Geneva Moore, Audrey faye Newsome, Nellie Bates and Sally Newsome; two brothers Frank Johnson and John C. Johnson. three sister; Vassie Bryant, Lizzie Mae Hall and Octavia Newsome. Burial is in the Sam Hall Cemetery, Pike County.

Able Kelly

Age 67, of Hazard, died Feb. 7, 1999. Born May 26, 1931 in Knott Co. s/o the late David Kelly and Della Johnson Kelly. Survivors include one son, Thomas Smith Kelly; one dau., Zola Amburgey; one brother, Elmer Kelly; one sister, Ollie Jent. Burial is in the Kelly Family Cemetery at Hindman.

Jake Junior McCoy

Age 69, of Pikeville, died Feb. 4, 1999. Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Pike Co. s/o the late Jake and Lillie Vandykes McCoy. Survivors include on brother, Arnold McCoy; three sisters, Jessie M. Blankenship, Eva Phillips and Alice Marie McCoy. Burial is in the Thacker Mausoleum.

Clara Reynolds Snyder

Age 64, of Allen park, MI, died Feb. 2, 1999. Born Apr. 16, 1934, at Ligon, d/o the late Festus and Elis Belle Newsome Reynolds. Survivors include husband Boyd P. Sntder; one dau., Avonelle McLean; one brother Edgar Reynolds; one sister, Hazel Brown. Burial is in the Acacia Hills Cemetery at Beverly Hills, Michigan.

Rita Spurlock

Age 41, of Minnie, died Feb. 8, 1999. Born Feb. 20, 1957, in Floyd Co. d/o Azzie Tackett and the late Prudy May Akers Tackett. Survivors include husband, James Spurlock two sisters, Treasa Wilson and Wilma Moore. Burial is in the Akers Family Cemetery at McDowell.

Sandra Marie Stewart

Age 30, of Garrett, died Feb. 5, 1999. Born Aug. 22, 1968, in Covington, d/o Joe R. Stewart and the late Judith Frye Stewart. in addition to her father, she is survived by one sister, Joann Smith; two stepsister, Ginger Jarrell and Missie Jacobs; eight step-brothers. Burial is in the Highland Cemetery at Independence.

Venice Young

Age 52, of Varney, died Feb. 6, 1999. Born Jan. 3, 1947, in Pike Co. s/o the late A.C. Young and Bertha Mae Robinette Young. Survivors include wife, Ruby Smith Young; one son, Venice Glen Young; two dau. Linda Hunt and Bertha Horn; seven brother, James W., Jessie Roger, Tracy, Denzil, Ben, and Nelson Young; four sisters, Toy Mae Varney, Nina Lois Blackburn, Mavis Wallace and Verlie Gail Harrison. Burial was in the Young Family Cemetery at Varney.

 

February 12, 1999

Anna B. Johnson

Age 64, of Prestonsburg, died Feb. 10, 1999, At HRMC in Prestonsburg. Born June 17, 1934, in Pike CO. d/o the late Corbit and Dona Cole Caudill. She was preceded in death by husband Willie Caudill. Survivors include six sons, Virgil Ray, Eli, Johnny, Dennis, Ronald C. and Willie Johnson; two daugs. Jeanette Shepherd and Angela Helton; one brother, Roman Caudill. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Woodrow "Woody" Mullins

Age 68, of Albion, MIformerly of Stephens Branch, Martin, died Jan. 24, 1999. Born Dec. 9, 1930, at Stephens Branch, s/o the late Hampton F. and Florence Hale Mullins. Survivors include one son, Eddie Mullins; three daugs. Michelle Mullins, Ann Marie Mullins and Janelle Denise Mullins; five brothers, Paul , Hampton Jr., Larry James, Denver and Claude; three sisters, Bessie Woods, Avaleen Lee, and Rose Lee Newsome. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery on Stephens Branch.

Adren Akers

Age 71, of Ivel, died Feb. 9, 1999. Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Dana, the son of the late Willie and Hattie Conn Akers. Survivors include two sons, Adren Jr. and Earl Akers; one sister, Ida Akers. Burial is in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

America Hall

Age 75, of Galveston, died Feb. 10, 1999, at her Residence. Born Oct. 3, 1923, in Pike Co. d/o the late Hoah & Mary Alice Hamilton Hall. She was preceded in death by husband Charlie Hall. Survivors include six sons, Alex, Melvin, Charles, Kenis, Billy Jean and Vernis Gene Hall; three daugs. Pearl Hamilton, Becky Mae Hamilton and Minnie Hall; three brothers, Alex, Pat and Ermal Hall; one sister, Rosie Marrow. Burial is in the Hall Family Cemetery (Pigion Roost), Galveston KY.

Stevens Combs

Age 47, of Carrie, died Feb. 9, 1999. Born July 12, 1951, in Vest, s/o Ella Fair Combs and the late Leonard Combs. In addition to his  mother he is survived by wife, Mary Jane Thomas Combs; three sons, Terry Combs, Marvin Lee Johnson and Terry Johnson; three daugs., Anna Mae Slone, Mardells Fields, Shannon Hunter; Four brothers, Calvin, Dillis, Bobby and Barm Combs; six sisters, Imalee Mosley, Janice Hacker, Corrine Johnson, Josephine Mosley, Zanna Slone and Irene Ritchie. Burial is in the Combs Family Cemetery at Hindman.

Billie Ruth Ward

Age 67, of Dayton Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Feb. 8, 1999. Born Apr. 27, 1931 at Daniel's Creek in Johnson Co. d/o the late James and Erma Aldridge Setser. Survivors include husband, Rob Ward; four sons, Lawrence, Justin, Estell and Shannon Ward; six brothers, Calvin, Oliver, Marvin, Darvin, Franklin and Jimmy Setser; two sisters, Lula Fay Silveus and Alma Gay Drudge. Burial is in the Goverment Relocation Cemetery, Auxieer Road.

Estill Johnson

Age 81, of Bypro, died Feb. 5, 1999. Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Knott Co. s/o the late Jay & Elizabeth (Lizzie) Little Johnson. He was preceded in death by first wife, Bessie Miller Johnson. Survivors include wife Dorise Wright Johnson, five sons, Danny, Estill Jr., Paul, Ricky and David Johnson; seven daugs, Ruby Hutchinson, Julia (Faye) Smith, Irene Harmon, Phyllis Boyd, Brenda Newsome, Debbie Sparkman and Marian Sue Patton. Burial is in the Johnson Family Cemetery at Wheelwright. This is a reprint do to and error early in the paper

Alta L. Kennedy

Age 78, of Wheelerburg, Ohio, died Feb. 8, 1999. Born Mar. 30, 1920, in Prestonsburg, d/o the late Sherman and Martha Louise Music May, Survivors include husband, James R. Kennedy, two sons, James David and Terry Lee Kennedy; three Dau., Judith Hanes, Carolyn Sue Blanton and Jenne Louise Egerton; three sister; Viola Derossett, Oma Hughes and Malta Porter. Burial is in the Sunset Gardens in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Willie Blackmon

Age 77, of Wheelwright, died, Feb. 5, 1999. Born May 4, 1921, in Jenkins, d/o the late Eugene Sr. and Julia Ann Johnson Lewis. She was preceded in death by husband Felmon P. Blackmon. Survivors include two sisters, Flora Mae Cavanaugh and Gertrude Tyson. Burial is in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

February 17, 1999

Minerva Gibson

Age 96, of Martin, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born November 9, 1902, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Pete Bailey and Jane Arnett Bailey. She was a former cook at Cohtey Restaurant. and a member of the Living Word Pentecostal Church, since 1960. Survivors include one son, Earl Gibson of Gunlock; one daughter, Ruth Shepherd of Martin; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two grandchildren she raised, Vickie Collins and Tim Gibson, both of Whitley, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 17, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Ondie Wireman officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Family Cemetery, David, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.

James Allen "Killer" Meadows

Age 39, of Langley, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at his residence. He was born December 14, 1959, in Martin, the son of Loretta Manuel Meadows of Langley, and the late Ora "Duck" Meadows. He was a loader operator for Branham Trucking, Martin. He was also an auto mechanic. He drove on the local dirt track racing circuit. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Allen Edward Meadows of Pikeville; one daughter, Patricia Meadows of Martin, and four brothers, Danny Meadows of Langley, Bobby Meadows of Wayland, Teddy Meadows of Whitesburg, and Earl Vernon Meadows of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Linda Meadows of Langley, Kathy Prater of Hueysville, and Marena Runyon of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 14, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel; Martin, with the clergymen Johnny Blair and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Davidson
Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

George Crisp

Age 57, of Drift, died Saturday, February 13, 1999, at his residence. He was born on January 26, 1942, in Martin, the son of the late Crit Crisp and Katie Branham Crisp. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Tackett Crisp; two sons, Jeffery Crisp of Sumter, South Carolina, and Jonathan Crisp of McDowell; one daughter, Nevena Webster of Lafayette, Tennessee; one brother, Tony Murdock of Chicago, Illinois; five sisters, Nova Jean Wright of Mentone, Indiana, Helen Meyers, Libby Mann, and Avonelle Crisp, all of Florence, Etta Marie Bowen of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one step-grandchild and six grandchildren. Funeral  services were conducted on Tuesday, February 16, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bob Varney officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Bob Stambaugh

Age 69, of Estill, died February 14, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a long illness. He was born February 2, 1930, in Lackey, the son of Susie Griffith Stambaugh of Estill, and the late Ervin Stambaugh. He was a retired Owens-Corning Fiber Glass employee in Newark, Ohio; a member of the D.A.V. No. 128, Garrett; a member of the American Legion of Garrett, former officer in the DAV, Sgt. at Arms; 3rd Junior Vice, Local Chapter No. 128. On state level, he was a former past commander state D.A.V., department inspector, executive committeeman, finance committeeman, and 4th junior vice. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Craig Stambaugh of Utica, Ohio, Kenneth Stambaugh of Dundee, Michigan; two brothers, Tommy Stambaugh of Mongo, Indiana, James Stambaugh of Howell, Indiana; six sisters, Vivian Stambaugh of Estill, Patricia Pennington of Murango, Ohio, Brenda Sue Branham of Pickerington, Ohio, Betty Wallen and Judy Holbrook, both of Louisville; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Wayne Stephens, Donnie Braggs and others officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with the
Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Clorene Collins Clark

Age 58, of Sitka, died Friday, February 12, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born June 22, 1940, at Van Lear, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Lyda Goble Collins. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Henry Clark; two step-sons, Henry Irvin Clark of Warsaw, Indiana, and James Dean Clark of Florida; two sisters, Evangeline Sweeney of Hodgenville and Oeda Music of Water Gap; two brothers, Elmer Collins of Stamping Ground and Sammy Lafferty of West Liberty; eight step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 15, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers Shane Powers, Jeff Powers and Calvin Setser officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Raymond Augustine Blair

Age 67, of Pikeville, died February 12, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born in 'Floyd County,
August 27, 1931, the son of Beatrice Daugherty Blair Pryor, of Mossy Bottom, and the late Claude S. Blair. He was disabled and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 22 years. Survivors include one sister, Deloris Ann Scherer of Pikeville, and one brother, James R. Blair of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 15, 11 a.m., at the Boidman Freewill Baptist Church, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery at Mossy Bottom, under direction of J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Gwendolyn Clee Bates

Age 58; of Lexington, formerly of McDowell, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born February 8, 1941, in McDowell, the daughter of Nora Sizemore Stumbo of McDowell, and the late Curtis Stumbo. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Bates. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Mark Bates of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 14 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with Pastor Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home; Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Mack Robinson

Age 86, of Harold, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born in Pike County, May 21, 1912, the son of the late Icie Coleman Robinson and Willie Robinson. He was a coal miner, member of the UMWA Local No. 8045, a member of the Regular Baptist Church and former employee of Republic Steel. He is survived by his wife, June Green Robinson; one son, Rell Robinson of Elkhorn City; two daughters, Wilma Hamilton of Catlettsburg, Velma Hamilton of Harold; three brothers, Lee Robinson of Wolfpit, Douglas Robinson and Willie Robinson Jr., both of Elkhom City; and three sisters, Addle May, Hazel Adkins and Mageline Adkins, all of Wolfpit; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday,. February 14, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Jim Green May, Jimmie Dale Sanders and Monroe Jones and others officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, under direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Efford Tackett

Age 73, of Drift, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1925, in Wheelwright. He was a retired miner, formerly employed by National Mines, a member and elder of the Drift Pentecostal Church since August 1975, and a member of the UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Betty Shannon Tackett. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Dr. Dickie Tackett of Drift; two daughters, Saundra R. Holt of Drift, Connie Stumbo Ayala of Nicholasville; one brother, Ivan "Buddy" Abrams of Rockchester, Indiana; one sister, Ruby Abrams Tackett of McDowell, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 18, at l p.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with the clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Clinton Ray Humphrey

Age 49, of Lancaster, Ohio, formerly of Ligon, died Saturday, February 13, 1999, at his residence. He was born September 5, 1949, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Herbert Humphrey and Annie Slone Humphrey. He was
employed by Elliott Contracting and was a U.S. Army, Vietnam War Veteran. Survivors include four sons, Jeffrey Humphrey, Joseph Humphrey and Timothy Humphrey all of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Glenn Douglas Humphrey of Lancaster, Ohio; four brothers, Charles C. Humphrey of Melvin, James W. Humphrey of Hilliard, Ohio, Palmer Humphrey of Ligon, Herbert Humphrey Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Ruby Gilliam of Ligon, and Lucille Phillips of Lancaster, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 18, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen Marvin Booth, Jason Lowery and other Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery at Ligon, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for
those arrangements.

Lillie B. Hood

Age 83, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Born on July 30, 1915, in Jefferson County, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late William and Margie Parker Jones. She was a member of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at Wheelwright, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malachi Hood. Survivors include four sons, William L. Dower of San Diego, California, Robert L. Hood and Ralph Hood, both of Wheelwright, Marvin Hood of Bowling Green; five daughters, Barbara J. Harris and Ernestine Johnson, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Shirley Hood and Marvella Hood, both of Wheelwright, Debra J. Hood Bowie, Maryland, and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, February 15, at 1 p.m., at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Wheelwright, with Rev. Lowell Dean Parker officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Charles Jerome Hieronymus

Age87, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, in Prestonsburg. He was born October 24, 1911, in Lee County, the son of the late Charles Burrows and Katherine Horton Hieronymus. He was a long time resident of Frenchburg, Barbourville and McKee. He attended the McKee Baptist Church. After completing his education at Western Kentucky Teachers College, he taught school at St. Helens and Glen Eden (where he was head teacher) in Lee County. He also taught school at Morehead. He then worked 40 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Soil Conservation Service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Anna May Jackson  Hieronymus. He is survived by a son Charles Jerome Hieronymous Jr. of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Wilmer, Albert, Ben, Paul and Jack; and two sisters, Gene Shepherd and Sue Jackson; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 14, at 2 p.m., at the Newman Funeral Home Chapel, Beattyville, with minister Thomas O'Brien officiating. Burial was in the Hieronymus Cemetery, Lee County, under the direction of Newnam Funeral Home Chapel.

February 19, 1999

Barbara Lafferty Morrison

Age 56 of Marquette, Michigan, died February 13, 1999. Born May 15, 1942, in Edgar, she was the daughter of Johnnie Lafferty, of Prestonsburg, and the late Dottie Lafferty. She is survived by her husband, Robert Morrison. Other survivors include, her father, Johnnie Lafferty; step-mother, Maggie Lafferty; two sons, Robert Lee Morrison of New Mexico; Steven Matthew Morrison of Gwinn, Michigan; two step-daughters, Higinio Cavarrubias of Florida, Christina Cavarrubias of Missouri; three sisters, Earnistine Wynn of California, Linda Kay Wallen of Prestonsburg, and Dianna Joyce Crace of Indiana; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 18, at noon, at the Gwinn United Methodist Church in Gwinn, Michigan, with Rev. Jackie Roe officiating. Burial was in Warren, Ohio, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.

Elder Carl Ray Tuttle

Age 60, of McDowell, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at McDowell ARH,   McDowell, following an extended illness. Born on September 12, 1938, in Lucasville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Henry and Daisy King Tuttle. He was a disabled miner, a member of U.M.W.A., and member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Hopkins Tuttle; two sons, Terry Tuttle and David Tuttle both of McDowell; four brothers, Buck Tuttle of Prestonsburg, Wayne Tuttle, Holly Tuttle, Ellis Tuttle, all of Ohio; one-half sister, Lois Tuttle of Ohio; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 19, 10 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist church at McDowell, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Family Cemetery at McDowell, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Kelpie Young

Age 89, formerly of Harold, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Born in Pike County, on December 27th, 1909, the she was the daughter of the late Sarah Jane Conn Maynard, and Robert Maynard and a member of the Baptist church. Her husband, Alvin Young, preceded her in death. Survivors include: one daughter Joan Cooper of Harold; three children and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday February 20, 11a m at the J.W. Call Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery, at Harold.

 

Woodrow Robinson

Age 70, of Pierceton, Indiana, died February 17, 1999, at his residence. He was born August 20, 1922,in Floyd County, the son of Dick and Ellie Brown Robinson. He was a Coal Miner He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Shepherd. Survivors include three sisters, Alma Wadkins of Palestine, Indiana, Ida Mae Dotson of Akron, Indiana and Eliza Dotson of Prestonsburg, and one brother, Albert Robinson of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20 at 1pm under the direction of McHatton Sadler Funeral Home, Pierceton, Indiana Burial will be in the Hillrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Indiana.

Jackie Hicks

Age 71, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. He was born December 18, 1927, in Blue River, the son of Joe Hicks of Blue River, and the late Ocie Hale Hicks. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Vernon Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Ethel B. Smith Osborne

Age 96, of Bypro, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, after a long ill-ness. She was born May 25, 1902, in Knott County, the daughter of the late William B. Smith and Tince Bowen Smith. She was a retired merchant and former owner and operator of Osborne Drug Store, Bypro, and member of the First Baptist Church, Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W.D. Osborne. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Jamerson of Bypro, Joan Blackburn of Brooklyn,
Michigan; one brother, Oscar B. Smith of Bypro; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con-ducted Saturday, February 20, at I p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery, Bypro, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Malcom Lewis

Age 79, of Banner, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Our Lady Of the Way Hospital, Martin; following a long illness. He was born January 8, 1920, in Floyd County, the son of the late Wallace Lewis and Rosa Belle Roop Lewis. He was a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors include two sisters, Florence Lewis of Harold, and Ada Lewis of Glasgow. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, with the clergymen Jim Smith and Jake Jarvis officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements. 

Chester Lee Lafferty

Age 58, of Ashland, died February 17, 1999, of an extended illness. Born September 4, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of Lonzo and Elsie Peters Lafferty of Allen. He was a member and minister of the Lindsey United Methodist Chapel and Masonic Lodge No. 715 F&AM, of Rush. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Watkins Lafferty. Survivors, other than his wife and parents, include three daughters, Karen Lafferty Qualls, Cheryl Lafferty Conn, and Jami Leigh Lafferty, all of Ashland; two brothers, Vernon Lafferty of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ernie Ray Lafferty of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be con-ducted Saturday, February at the Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel, with Reverend John Ray Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery, under the direction of Steen Funeral Home, Cannonsburg Chapel. Visitation may be made Friday, February 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 7p.m. Friends may make contributions to Community Hospice, 1438 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101. 

Acie Hawkins

Age 66, of Quincy, Ohio, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Wilson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Sidney, Ohio. He had been employed as a welder with the Stolle Corp. in Sidney, Ohio, for 42 1/2 years. He was born December 22, 1932, in Pine Top, a son of the late Robert and Drucie Sloan Hawkins. He is survived by his wife, E. Viola Strong Hawkins. Also surviving are three daughters, Mona Kean of Quincy, Ohio, Rhonda Shively of Shelbyville, Texas, and Lacie Jo Hawkins of Quincy, Ohio; one brother, Conley Hawkins of Sidney; and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Quincy/Miami, Ohio, Township Rescue Squad. The- Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

February 24, 1999

Ethel B. Smith Osborne

Age 96, of Bypro, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, after a long illness. She was born May 25, 1902, in Knott County, the daughter of the late William B. Smith and Tince Bowen Smith. She was a retired merchant and former owner and operator of Osborne Drug Store, Bypro, and member of the First Baptist Church, Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W.D. Osborne; one daughter, Dr. Mary Osborne; and one brother, Hobert B. Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Jamerson of Bypro, Joan Blackburn of Brooklyn, Michigan; one brother, Oscar B. Smith of Bypro; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 20, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery, Bypro.

Bessie Allen Ousley

Age 87, of Martin, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell. She was born December 21, 1911, the daughter of the late Melvin C. Allen and Margaret Nolan Allen. She was a retired merchant and member of the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Ballard Ousley, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son. Melvin "Bud "Ousley of Martin;. two sisters, Louise Oney of Shiloh, Ohio, Catherine Mayo of Decatur, Illinois and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

Rousie Collins

Age 92, of Price, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 4, 1906, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Riley and Annie Mitchell Collins. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA Local 9845 of Martin, a member of the Church of Christ at Melvin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmaline Gayheart Collins. He is survived by three daughters, Vesta Meade of Chicago. Illinois, Verna Brown Of Price; Bonnie Little of McDowell; three brothers, Joseph Collins of Harold, Bill Collins and Ted Collins, both of New London, Ohio; two sisters, Susie Kimbler of Harold, Margaret Nunemaker of Pikeville; 25 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, with ministers of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price.

Iberay Johnson

Age 78, of Wheelwright, died Friday, February 9, 1999, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell. He was born April 25, 1920, in Buckingham, the son of the late E.L. Johnson and Sarah Ellen Thornsbury Johnson. He was a retired U.M.W.A. miner and electrician for Inland Steel Coal Co., and Island Creek Coal Company. He also served as a federal mine inspector for Mine Safety and Health Administration. He was also a lifelong member and deacon of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, and superintendent of the Sunday school class, a WWlI veteran serving in North Africa and Italy. He is survived by two sons, Rick Johnson of Wheelwright, Clyde Hamilton of Grove City, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah Croft of Dublin, Ohio, Mitizie Gilmore of Wheelwright; one brother, Arthur Johnson of Millwood; one sister, Myrtle Reynolds of Catlettsburg; four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 22, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with the clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Sally Jo Owens Combs

Age 88, of West Prestonsburg, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born August 12, 1910, at Blue River, she was the daughter of the late James and Lulie Slone Owens. She is survived by her husband, Harry Combs. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m., at the Caner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Arnett Cemetery, Middle Creek Road.

Laeuna Mathis

Age 76, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died February 19, 1999, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Ohio. She was born May 28, 1922, the daughter of the late T. B. and Minnie Connors. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Mathis; a son, Michael Mathis of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Arlene Wilkerson of West Chester, Ohio; one brother, Ballard Connors of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Regenia Hellman, of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bowles Hawthorn Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy, Ohio, on Tuesday, February 23, 10 a.m., with Rev. Mitchell Birch officiating.

Roe Ousley

Age 80, of Martin, died Saturday, February 20, 1999. at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a short illness. He was born December 13, 1918, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late William Hager Ousley and Sally Hughes Ousley. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Gracie Robinson Ousley preceded him in death. Survivors include five sons, Mike Ousley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lee Roy Ousley, Willie Ousley, Ray Ousley and Darrell Ousley, all of Martin; two daughters, Joyce Ann Ousley of Martin, Madonna Duncan of Prestonsburg; one brother, Joe Ousley of Graf Lake, Michigan; two sisters, Susie Wright of Prestonsburg, Annie Reed of Plymouth, Ohio, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 23, at II a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Ousley Cemetery, Prestonsburg

Fannie Harris Runnels

Age 97, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born October 2, 1901, at West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Walker and Kate Leslie Harris. She was a former postmaster at the West Prestonsburg Post Office. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Adah Chapter No. 24; Daughters of the American Revolution, John Graham Chapter; Prestonsburg Women's Club; the Floyd County Homemakers; the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, for 65 years; and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pierce Runnels, on October 11, 1938. Survivors include one son, William P. Runnels Jr. of West Prestonsburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 23, at  p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the May Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Margie A. Thompson

Age 87, of Lima, Ohio, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Lima Health & Rehab. She was born July 6, 1911, in Ivel, the daughter of the late Cleve Cecil and Dora Stratton Cecil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burley Thompson. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Thompson and Jerry Thompson, both of Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Juanita Buroker of Lima, Ohio, Avonelle Wells of Prestonsburg; one brother, Cleve Cecil Jr. of Jackson, Michigan; one sister, Anna Clevenger of Jackson, Michigan; 12 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 22, 2 p.m., at Siferd Westwood Chapel, with Rev Howard Allison officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lona Owens Gayheart

Age 78, of Hindman, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at the H R M C at Prestonsburg. She was born in Hindman, on October 26, 1920, the daughter of Alva Owens and Matilda Slone Owens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard "Fruit" Gayheart. Survivors include two sons, Elva Napier of Hindman, and Shelby Gayheart of Pinetop; six daughters, Emma June Smith of Mousie, Lillie Smith of Vest, Ada Combs of Hindman, Shirley Handshoe of Leburn, Janice Gunnell of Rockfork, and Joan Cornett of Hueysville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Archie Everage, Ricky Smith and Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Green Gayheart Cemetery at Hindman.

Estill Harris

Age 85, of Lexington, formerly of Topmost, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on September 20, 1913, in Hindman, he was the son of the late Sam and Martha Ellen Reynolds Harris. He was self employed as a stone mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Parker Harris. Survivors include one step-son, Clint Blanton of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Tonya Harris Huff and Anissa Harris, both of Wall Lake, Michigan, Martha Harris of Lexington; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 25, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Family Cemetery, Topmost.

Kathryn Moore

Age 76, of Beaver, Ohio, formerly of Price, died Thursday, February 18, 1999, at Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born July 22, 1922, in Hi Hat, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Arzionia Bryant Eastep. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Moore. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Dale Moore of Beaver, Ohio, Rodney Odell Moore of Endicott; one brother, Silvan Eastep of Beaver, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 21, at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Barbara Morrison

Age 56, of Gwinn, Michigan, died Saturday, February 13, 1999. She was born on May 15, 1942, in Edgar, the daughter of Johnie Lafferty, Jr., of Prestonsburg, and the late Dottie Setser Lafferty. She had lived in the Gwinn area since 1989 and had been employed as a seamstress for Nip & Tuck Alterations for the past four years. She was a member of the Gwinn United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. In addition to her father, and step-mother Maggie Lafferty, she is survived by her husband Robert Morrison; two sons, Robert Lee Morrison; two step grandchildren; three sisters, Eamistine Wynn of California; Linda Kay Wallen of Kentucky and Joyce Crace of 'Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 18th, in the Gwinn United Methodist Church with Reverend Jackie Roe officiating.

Lizzie Slone

Age 88, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Garrett, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at the H R M C, Prestonsburg. She was born January 8, 1911, in Pippa Passes, the daughter of the late Henry C. Short and Amanda Katherine Martin Short. She was a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church for 60 years. Her husband, Robert Slone, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Mack Slone of Pikeville; two daughters, Ravenna Lyons, of Prestonsburg, Avonelle Slone of Warren, Michigan; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of a family of 14. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Delmer Davis

Age 72, of Topmost, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on July 7, 1926, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Frank and Fannie Moore Davis. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. Survivors include one brother, Newton Davis of Corrnna, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 24, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery on Salt Lick, Hueysville.

Dollie Newsome

Age 72, of Andrews, Indiana, died Thursday, February 18, at her residence. Born August 21, 1926, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Charles Reynolds and Fannie Stumbo. She was a member of the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church of Andrews, Indiana. She is survived by her husband, Worlie Newsome Sr.; two sons, Rev. Worlie Newsome Jr. and Donald R. Newsome, both of Andrews, Indiana; five daughters, Glenda Fisher and Pamela Messler of Fernandine Beach, Florida; Linda Frasure of Andrews, Indiana; Donna G. Newsome of Lexington; Dreama K. Johnson of Wabash, Indiana; one brother, Hassel Reynolds of Florida; six sisters, Mae Howell of Andrews, Indiana, Mellie Holbrook of Elon, North Carolina, Ruth Hamilton and Mirtie Reynolds of Ligon, and Lois Ann Reynolds and Deloris Hoffman, of Pickerington, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grand-children. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, in Andrews, Indiana, with Rev. Sammie Adkins officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Andrews.

Bobby Lewis Horn

Age 63, of Drift, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 31, 1935, in Ligon, he was the son of the late Ballard and Dessie May Horn. He was disabled labor, a member of Ligon Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Butler Horn. In addition to his wife, Phyllis Butler Horn, he is survived by one son, Gregory Lewis Horn of Drift; two brothers, Earl Horn of Wayne, Michigan, Larry Horn of Elkton, Virginia; four sisters, Bonnie Young of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Brown and Brenda Slone, both of Ligon, and Rehea Rowe of Richmond. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Louis Ferrari and George Kestel officiating. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery at Ligon.

Denver Bailey

Age 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. He was born in Handshoe, and was a mathematics instructor at St. Petersburg Junior College for 28 years, having received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of PasaffOna Community Church. He was a former member of the Civitans. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mildred Bailey; a son, Robert of Bel Air, Maryland; three brothers, Seldon of Wheatfield, Indiana, Elden of Hueysville, and Gardner of Bonita Springs; and three sisters, Dixie Gayheart of Hindman, and Mildred Uselton and Dorothy Kalvot, both of Indianapolis. Funeral services were under direction of Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Mitch Blankenship

Age 66, of Hudson, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born on October 25, 1932, in McDowell, he was the son of the late William and Mattie Moore Blankenship. He was retired from Grumman Olson Company in Sturgis, Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Alphia Kiser Blankenship; three sons, Ricky Blankenship of Sturgis, Michigan, Michael Blankenship of Wolcottville, Indiana, Dougie Blankenship of Hudson, Indiana; one daughter, Janette Slone of Helmer, Indiana; three brothers, Fedie Blankenship of South Milford, Indiana, Eddie Blankenship of Wolcottville, Indiana, Levi Blankenship of Ligon; four sisters, Elcie Gaybeart of LaGrange, Indiana, Maxie Stambaugh of Mongo, Indiana; Alley Wiley of Highland, Michigan, Tinia Bolton of Wolcottville, Indiana; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 26, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Red Alley officiating. Burial will be in the Blankenship Family Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Maudie Wallen Price Lucas

Age 88, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at the H R M C in Prestonsburg. She was born November 6, 1910, in Prestonsburg the daughter of the late Elmo and Mae Dillon Wallen. She was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was twice married, first to Taylor Price Sr., and later to Hansel Lucas. Both preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, Clyde Lucas of Huntington, Indiana, Robert Lucas of Mesa, Arizona, Kenneth Lucas of Owings Mills, Maryland, and Gary Lucas of Lincoln, Nebraska; three daughters, Joy Hall of Martin, Zella Price of Betsy Layne, and Betty Douglas of Lexington; one brother, Bill Wallen of Mesa, Arizona; one sister, Emma Jean Hicks of Nelsonville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

February 26, 1999

Douglas Sparkman

Age 71, of Topmost, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an automobile accident. Born on May 1, 1927, in Pippa Passes, he was the son of the late Bertha Sparkman. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Thornton Gap Old Regular Baptist Church in Colson. Survivors include his wife, Martha Hall Sparkman; nine sons, Don Sparkman of Hi Hat, Grover Sparkman of Willard, Ohio, Mark Sparkman of Prestonsburg, Eugene Sparkman of Kite, Clyde Sparkman of West Liberty, David, Vernon, Jerry, and Scottie Sparkman, all of Topmost; four daughters, Phyllis Robinson of Langley, Linda Coburn of Orange Port, Florida, Velma Miller of Martin, Tammy Hall of Hager Hill; one brother, Marcus Sparkman of Pippa Passes; one sister, Norma Jean Patton of Langley; and 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Sparkman Family Cemetery at Topmost, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Myra Conn Allen

Age 76, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, She was born November 1, 1922, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Levi and Mary Robinson Conn. Her husband, Johnny Allen, preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister, Sophia Crum of Martin. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, February 26, at 11 a.m., at the Adkins Cemetery, (Arkansas Creek), Martin, with the clergyman Jason Lowery officiating.

Frank Carter

Age 76, of Ratliff Creek, Pikeville, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at his residence of an extended illness. Born, Pike County, May 16, 1922, he was the son of the late Gracie Huffman Carter and Sherman Carter. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 317 for 55 years, and a veteran of the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the Harold Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ellen Fife Carter; three sons, Gordon Neal Carter, Miller Kent Carter, and Timothy Juan Carter, all of Pikeville; three daughters, Janis Carter Thacker of Raccoon, Geneva Kay Torres of Tampa, Florida, Sharon Gail Conway of Pikeville; one brother, Hi Carter of Pikeville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 27, 1 p.m., at the J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with lames Hubert Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Frank Caner Cemetery, Ratliff Creek Road, Pikeville.

Wanda Marie Allen Compton

Age 77, of Ewing, formerly of Stanville, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Fleming County Hospital. Flemingsburg, following abnet illness. Born on July 4, 1921, on Johns Creek, she was the daughter of the late John and Satch Farley King. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Allen, and her second husband, Basil Compton. Survivors include one daughter, Shelby Adkins of Ewing; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 26, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with James Irvin Bentley and Earnest Blevins officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Sally Jane Nelson

Age 82, of Dwale, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a sudden illness. Born on February 7, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Hanna Jarrell May. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reynold Nelson. Survivors include two sons, William H. (Butch) Nelson and Tommy Glen Nelson, both of Dwale; four daughters, Phyllis Davis and Anna Sue Gaskin, both of Danville, Patricia Dillion of Dwale, Joy Adams of Maysville; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Elmer Davis and Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.