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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

February 2, 2000

Omeah "Buddy" Hall

Agel, 71, of Bevinsville, died Saturday. January 29. 2000, at ' the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 13, 1928, in Buckingham, he was the son of Goble and Alice Hall. lie was a retired coal miner, member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church and U.M.W.A. Survivors include three sons, Attorney Greg Hall of Pikeville, Michael "Mickey" Hall of McDowell, Tony "Bee" Hall of Pikeville, two daughters, Debra F. Green of New Washington, Ohio, Loretta ""Puggie" Hicks of Bevinsville; one brother, Bill Goble Hal of Ashtabula, Ohio; three sisters, Gladys Morgan of Garrett, Jackie Little of Melvin, Cora Lee Tackett of Cleveland, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feruary 1, at 11 a.m., at the. Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Buckingham, under direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Jaynes Luther Rice

Age, 67, of Hanahan, South Carolina, died January 19, 2000, at a Charleston Hospital. He was born June 1, 1932, in Banner, the son of the late Oscar Ola Rice and Nellie Compton Rice of Paintsville. He attended Betsy Layne High School, served in the US Army and was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Gervane Rice.. Survivors include his mother, Nellie Compton Rice of Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville; one sister, Betty Jane Hopkins of Goose Creek, South Carolina; three brothers, Lucian G. Rice of Salyersville, Howard R. Rice of Salyersville, Oscar E. Rice of Martin. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, February 5, at the Gunnell/Rice Cemetary, at Banner.

"Ada" Ruth Ousley

Age, age 70, of Martin, Ky., widow of Estill Ousley, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born September 12, 1929, in Risner, Ky., the daughter of the late Steve Hamilton and Sarah Thornsberry Hamilton. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church, Drift, Ky. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith. Ann Johnson; one brother, Ira Hamilton. Survivors include four sons, Steve Ousley and Michael Ousley, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Jack Ousley of Inez, Ky., Ricky D. Ousley of Martin, Ky; one sister, Ocie Hamilton Ousley of Martin Ky.; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for "Ada" Ruth Ousley will be conducted Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen Ted Shannon and Dan Heintzelman officiating. ,. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Branch Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Serving as pallbearers: Steve Ousley, .Jack Ousley, Ricky Ousley, Michael Ousley Ronnie Johnson, Ronnie Wayne Johnson II, Steve Little, Brad Pack and Otis Ousley Jr.

Catherine Mills Horn Frederick,

A member of the Golden Memorial United Methodist Church, died Monday, January 31, at Paintsville. She was born on December 5, 1923, to Fred and Cora Hammond Mills, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, John Horn and Albert Allen Frederick. She is survived by three sons, John Ray Horn of Prestonsburg, Robert Horn and Truman Horn, both of Inez; four stepchildren, Danny, James and Charles Frederick and Esther Haynes; six brothers, Henery Mills of Jackson, Ohio, Richard Mills of. Marion, Ohio, Elmer Mills, Jim Mills, Charles Mills and Carl Mills, all of Inez; two sisters, Thelma Horn and Faye Whitt of Inez; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 2, at 3 p.m., with Reverend Brad Smart. John Salyers, and Rick Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at the Horn Family Cemetery in Inez, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Eunice Johnson

Age, 69, of Martin, died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on February 2, 1930, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Sarah Derossett Ousley. She was a member of the Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church, in Magoffin County, at Fredviile. She is survived by her husband, Bee Johnson; six sons, Dicky Johnson, Micky Johnson, Charles Johnson, Teddy Johnson, Wally Johnson; Jeffery Johnson; all of Martin; four daughters, Zola Rose of Prestonsburg, Janavee Crum, Pauline Johnson, Abigal Ousley, all of :Martin: two brothers, ..Roy Ousley and Johnny Ousley, both of Dock; nine sisters" Peggy Johnson of Eastern, Audry Woods, Julie Carr, Clydie Finegan, all of Columbus, Ohio, Joan Marsillett of Dock, Jean Cook of Warren, Ohio, Bonnie Ratliff of Banner, Dorothy Brown of Jackson, Michigan, Peggy Jo Ousley of Prestonsburg, 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, at 11:30 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery, on Stephens Branch. Martin.

Stella "Nanny" Sweeney

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born May 20. 1924, at South Williamson, and was a retired cook, having worked at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home for 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one daughter, Anna Nichols of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Fred Sweeney of Prestonsburg, Frank Sweeney of Plain City, Florida; two sisters, Julia Sweeney of Prestonsburg, Maggie Allen of Allen, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will he conducted Thursday, February 3, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Heintzelman officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Serving as active pallbearers are Kathy Erasure, Trent Frasure, Teddie Erasure, Timothy Miller, Josh Miller, Darrick Calhoun, Tony Skeans, Michael Slone, and Timothy Slone. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Sweeney, Randy Slone, Josh Slone, Matthew Slone; Kassidy Erasure, Frank Sweeney, Paul Burke, Denny Whitten and Ray Porter.

Laura Sizemore Scutchfield

Age, 89, of Bull Creek, near Prestonsburg and wife of Coet Scutchfield, died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at the Mountain Manor Nursing. Home in Prestonsburg. She was born February. 24, 1910, at Water Gap, the daughter of the late Alex and Alice Sizemore. She was a school teacher in Floyd County for a great many years and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by six sisters; Bertha Ousley of Okeechobee, Florida, Tavie Wright of Michigan, Josie Ousley of Springboro, Ohio, Martha Francis and Eva Hughes, both of Franklin, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Heintzelman officiating. Entombment was in the Scutchfietd Cemetery at Water Gap, under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

Ezra Hatton Turner

Age, 88, of Wayland, died Sunday, January 30, 2000, at his residence. He was born September 26, 1911, in Floyd County, the son of the late J.M. and Emma Hayes Turner. He was a retired engineer with Columbia Gas Co_ an Army World War 11 Veteran, Past Master of the James W. Alley Lodge, Wayland, 32nd Scottish Rite, 62year member of the Masonic Order, and a lifetime. member of the Wayland DAV. He is survived by his wife, Dora Stewart Turner; one son, John Morgan Turner II of Gallipolis, Ohio; and one brother, Tramble Turner of Allen. Funeral services were. conducted Tuesday, February 1, at 9 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of the ,I-Ia11. Funeral Home. Serving its pallbearers were Brad Tackett, Seaford Jordan, Caney Turner, J.M. Turner, and Art Campbell.

Ottis Mitchell

Agel, 71, of Harold, died Sunday, January 30. 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. He was born October 17, 1928, in Craynor, the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Armina Tackett Mitchell. He is survived by one sister, Allie M. Wicker of Harold, .and three brothers. Charlie Mitchell of Grethel, Andy Mitchell of Harold, and Kinnel Mitchell of Grethel. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 3, at I I a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Bob Mitchell Cemetery in Craynor, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Ervin Akers

Age, 76, of Dana, Ky., husband of Doris Akers. a general contractor, owner of Akers and Akers, Inc., passed away Monday, January 31, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Ky. He was born August 24, 1923, in Dana, Ky., the son of the late Allen W Akers and Myrtle Boyd Akers. Mr. Akers was a deacon in the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Boldman, Ky., a Ky. Colonel, a former Board of Directors for the Bank Josephine and Kiwanis Club, in his 53 years of contracting his company built May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Park, Ist Commonwealth Bank at present location, many schools in Floyd County, the original Prestonsburg High School, Adams Middle School, Allen Central High School, Prestonsburg Community College (Pike Building), Hazard Community College. Allen Elementary, Perry County High School, Mayo Technical School, Paintsville Ky., Highland Elementary, Johnson County, work on Manchester and West Liberty Prisons, Cookie Factory in Pike County and Mountain Christian Academy, Martin, Ky. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jimmy Allen Akers, Dana, Ky.; two daughters, Teresa Ann Carpenter, Guage, Ky., Gwendlyn Davis, Dana, Ky.; two brothers. Daniel Artis Akers, Euhlan Ray Akers, both of Banner, Ky.,. two sisters, Lazelle Williams., Juanita Akers, both of Banner, Ky.; 5 grandchildren, Jason Craig Akers, Richard Shane Carpenter, Michelle Renee Carpenter, Myra Brooke Akers, and Olivia Corrinne Davis; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Alexandria Carpenter and Connor McKinley Risner. Funeral services for Ervin Akers will he held Thursday, February 3, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Boldman, Ky., with clergyman Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Akers Family Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under tire professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at Hall Funeral Home; nightly service at 7:00 p.m., lie in state from 10:00 to 11:00 before services on Thursday.

Thurman Hackworth

Age, 83 years of age, was born on November 5, 1916, in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Charlie and Lula Dotson Hackworth. He departed this life following an extended illness on Saturday, January 22, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. In life his occupation was that of a retired laborer for Hensley Nursery. He was a World War lI veteran. He was married to Maxie Holbrooks Hackworth, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son: Jarvis Hackworth of Salyersville, Kentucky; one daughter, Elmina and husband, Homer Nelson Jr., of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; five brothers, Wayne Hackworth, Charles Hackworth Jr., both of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Eimer Hackworth, Vernis Hackworth both of Stockbridge, Michigan, Vernal Hackworth of Silver Lake, Indiana; one sister, Oma Manns of Akron, Indiana. He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Hackworth and three sisters, Maxie Patrick, Roxie Risnier, and one infant sister. There are four grandchildren: Mike Nelson and wife Karen, Tammy Amburgey and husband, Charlie, Sherry Greene and husband Doug, and James Jarvis Hackworth; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Amburgey, and Lakeyn Mariah Greene. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 25th at I p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Morris .Ray Miller, Jackie Prater & Isom Poe officiating. Burial was in the Hackworth Cemetery Mt. Parkway, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Home, Martin, Kentucky. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Nelson, James Jarvis Hackworth, Doug Greene, Charlie Amburgey and Matthew Amburgey. Honorary pallbearers were: Doug Hackworth, Don Hackworth, Cledis Hackworth th, Aaron Hackworth, Ted Poe, Tom Poe, Martin Holbrook and Ollie Holbrook.

February 4, 2000

Hazel Conn Jarrell Boyd

Age, 89, of Dana; died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. She was born September 15, 1910, at Dana, the daughter of the late John B. and Hulda Howell Conn. She was a former employee of Ford Motor Company, a cook at Beaver Valley Hospital, a cigar factory worker in Detroit and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church for 47 years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Burley Jarrell and Alex Boyd. She is survived by four daughters, Emogene Boyd and Lillian Boyd Akers, both of Dana, Burlene Neal of Cherry Log, Georgia, and Georgene Wright of Dana; one brother, Ernest Boyd of Dana; four sisters, Mousie Boyd and Nancy Wojtowicz, both of Dana, Rosie Owens of Hindman, and Jenny Jarrell of Dana, 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 4, at noon, at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating, Burial will be in the Wilford Boyd Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Carmen Carroll

Age, 71, of Toler Creek, Harold, died Monday, January 31, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on April 12, 1928,. in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Fannie Carroll, He was a disabled coal miner and US Army Veteran of World War 11. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Justice Carroll; two sons, Edgar Carroll of Port Huron, Michigan, Donald Carroll of Pikeville-, three daughters, Lowene Sturgill of Harold, Eulavene Gale of Pontiac, Michigan, Lorraine Neely of Port Huron, Michigan; one brother, Ralph Carroll of Warren, Michigan; three sisters, Verlie Johnson of Paintsville, Verdie Huffman . of Clyde, Ohio, Vernie Robinson of Lucasville, Ohio; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, February 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Roy Akers and Roy Justice officiating.. Burial was in the Carroll Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Elva Fay Campbell Ousley

Age, 78, of Spurlock Creek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, February 1, 2'000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 30, 1922, in Lancer, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Thelma -Goble Campbell. She is survived by her husband, Carvel Ousley; two .daughters, Janavee Hoffman of Covington, Maggie Tackett of Prestonsburg; one brother, Arnold Campbell of Lancer; two sisters, Edna Harris and Amy Spears of Prestonsburg; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be. con- ducted Saturday, February 5, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral -Home; ministers of the old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

February 6, 2000

Jackie Dean Slone

Age, 44, of Pippa Passes, died Friday, February 4, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on April 24, 1955, in Knott County, he was the son of Emmitt Slone of Pippa Passes, and the late Victoria Slone. He was postmaster for Alice Lloyd College. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Lee Davidson Slone; one daughter, Misty Slone of Pippa Passes; and one brother, Berlin Gene Slone of Waterloo, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 6, 12 noon, at the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church, at Pippa Passes, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, at Pippa Passes, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

John Combs

Age, 47, of Chesapeake,, Ohio, formerly of Leburn, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at Lawrence County, Ohio, following an auto accident. Born on April 14, 1952, in Leburn, he was the son of Vollie Combs of Leburn, and the late Thelma Fugate Combs. He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Combs; three daughters, Brandy Combs of Pennsylvania, Juanita Combs and Michelle Combs, both of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Eulis Combs, James Burton Combs and Bobby Dean Combs, all of Leburn; one sister, Clova Short of Leburn; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 6, at 2 p.m., at the Ball Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Leburn, with Darrell Short and others officiating. Burial will be in the Combs Family Cemetery, at Lebum, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin,.

Rondal Allen

Age, 61, of Albion, Michigan, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at his home. Born April 11, 1938, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Edgar and Viola Babe Boyd Allen. He had lived most of his life in the Albion and Springport areas and was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Eliza Justice; two daughters, Carolyn Eldridge of Albion, Laura Allen of Potterville; four sons, Terry Allen, Carl Allen, Richard Allen and Jimmy Allen, all of Albion; two step-sons, Chester Tackett of Albion, William "Ed" Tackett of Homer; two sisters, Helena Edmond of Woodhaven, Micky Thomas of Virginia; three brothers, James Allen of Betsy Layne, Vernon Allen of Albion and Willard Allen of Circleville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 8, at 1 p.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield, with Pastor Doug Richie officiating. Interment will follow at Albion Memory Gardens.

February 9, 2000

Delmer Elswick

Age, 75, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, February- 6, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. He was born on July 24, 1924, at McDowell, the son of the late Jim Bob and Cora Estep Elswick. He was a retired insurance salesman. Survivors include three brothers, Elmer Elswick of Blufton, Indiana, Clayton Elswick and Herschel Elswick, both of Taylor, Michigan; four sisters, Jewell Turner of Mason, Ohio, Beulah Hines and Thelma McDonald, both of Warren, Indiana, and Anna Belle Reid of I veil. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 9, at noon in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Paul "Jack" Nunemaker

Age, 76, of Robinson Creek, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born November 21, 1924; in Huntington, Indiana, he was the son of the late William Henry Nunemaker and Lavicia Bouriff. He was a businessman, a member of the Baptist Church, and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Tackett Nunemaker. Other survivors include six sons, Jack Jr. Nunemaker of Huntington, Indiana, Richard Nunemaker of Allen, William Nunemaker of Atlanta, Georgia, Steve Nunemaker of Dorton, Mike Nunemaker of Ashland, David Nunemaker of Collins Hwy.; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 9, at 11. a.m., at the Virgie Chapel, with Todd. Tackett, Jason Lowery, Popeye Brown, Kermit Wright, James Tackett and Carson Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Family Cemetery, at Dorton, under the direction of R. S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

Elberta Hall

Agel, 81, of Lackey, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Knott County, on January I, 1919, the daughter of the late Floyd Caudill and Louise Caudill. She is survived by her husband, Herald Hall. Other survivors include five sons, Cordell Hall, Ettis Ray Hall and Phillip Hall, all of Kite, Alfred Hall of Mousie, and Orlando Hall of Lackey; two daughters, Marcella Martin of Estill, and Judy Collins of Pinetop; two brothers, Bruce Caudill of Ohio and Clivan Caudill of Hollybush; two sisters, Marietta Hall of Detroit, Michigan, and Addie B. Slone, of Indiana; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 8, 17 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Roger Hicks, Ralph Howard and others, officiating. Burial was in the Herald Hall Family Cemetery, at Hollybush, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Edna Prater

Age, 76, of Ashland, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. She was born August 19, 1923, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late William and Mima Frasure Hicks. She was a Regular Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Prater, Survivors include one son, Timothy Bartram of Lenoir, North Carolina; one daughter, Diana Walker of Ft. Meade, Florida; three brothers, Willie Hicks of Prestonsburg, Floyd Hicks of Willard, Ohio, and Burnis Hicks of Wilmington, Ohio; two sisters, Margie White of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Delphia Fryer of Ashland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 31, 11 a.m., at Caniff Funeral Home, with Regular Baptist Church elders officiatirig. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods, under the direction of Caniff Funeral Home.

Gary Dean Pennington

Age, 49, of Bristol, Tennessee, formerly of Ligon, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Blountville, Tennessee., following a automobile accident. Born on August 29, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of Beulah Beatrice Stewart Pennington and the late Hershell Pennington. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include four sons, Christopher Pennington, Bobby Dean Pennington, Robert Daniel Pennington, and Justin Lee Pennington, all of Bristol, Tennessee; three brothers, Hershell Pennington Jr. of Garden City, Michigan, Danny Ray Pennington of Bevinsville, Dwight Pennington of Melvin; three sisters,. Cheryl Johnson of Weeksbury, Judy Blankenship and Connie Platkus, both of Ligon; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 10, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, at Ligon, with Ralph Hall, Don Fraley Jr., Lewis Sandlin and David Pike officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Kelly Whitt

Age, 72, of North Judson, Indiana. formerly of Garrett, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at the Starke Memorial Hospital in North Judson, Indiana. He was born December 14, 1927, in Garrett, the son of the late John Morgan Whitt and Nancy Scott Whitt. He was a retired railroad trackman, He was preceded. in death by his wife, Tennessee Whitt. He is survived by one son, Burnis Whitt of North Judson, Indiana; one daughter, Burma Guthrie of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Lee Whitt of Michigan; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, February 6. at the Honaker. Church of Christ, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial was in the Hunter Cemetery in Honaker, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Luther Shell

Age, 82, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, in Paintsville. Born September 17, 1917, in Floyd County, the son of the late Jim Shell and Martha Shell. He was a plasterer and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Shell. Survivors include four sons, Patrick Shell of Hanover, Indiana, Jack Shell of Betsy Layne, Steven Shell of Butlerville, Indiana, Robert Shell of Jacksonville, Florida; four daughters, Gladys Daniel, of Mentone, Indiana, Brenda Bradley of Rochester, Indiana, Virginia Freeman of Jacksonville, Florida, Katrina Cantrell of Paintsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 10, 11. a.m., at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Mike Crum and Joe. Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Alton Wells

Age, 84, of Martin, died Monday, February- 7, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on May 21, 1915, in Auxier, he was the son of the late Elworth and Pearl Litteral Wells. He was a retired coal miner, World War II veteran, and a member of the Central United Baptist Church, in Logan, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Kelley Wells. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chester Lucas and Allen Chaffins officiating, Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, West. Virginia, under the direction. of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Hattie Marie Tufts Fain

Age, 95, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, in the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, after a long illness. She was born at Rush, on December 7, 1904, the  daughter of the late William H. and Amanda Jane Barney Tufts. She was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Fain. Survivors include one son, George E. Fain of Wheelwright; two daughters, Geraldine Fain of Columbus, Ohio, and Ella Jane Hall of Prestonsburg; one brother, William H. Tufts of Wheelwright; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren-and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 8, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. 

Martha "Pard" Ellis Slone

Age, 61, of Langley, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born June 26, 1938, in Wheelwright, the daughter of Pearl LeMaster Ellis of Langley, and the late James B. Ellis. She was a licensed practical nurse, formerly employed at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Glenn "T Model" Slone. Other, survivors include three sons, James Emerson Slone of Mayfield, Phillip Clark Slone and Steven Brian Slone, both of Langley; one daughter, Glennis Marie Little of Langley; two brothers, Bucky D. Ellis of Ezel, Charles Henry Ellis of Syracuse, Indiana; four sisters; Joyce Ann Gibson, Sande Moore and Carolyn Moore, all of Langley, Trish Leonard of Frankfort; and five Grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, February 6, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Dwayne Gibson, Shane Moore, Ron Moore, Brent Gibson, Mike Gibson, Billy Cobb, John Cobb, James Cobb, Jeff Ellis, Lenville Martin, James Davis. Dustin Ellis and Jeremy Gibson.

Charlotte Yvonne Meade

Age 53, of Harold, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following„an extended illness. Born on November 19, 1946, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late James Franklin Ferrell and Agatha Goble Hensley. She was a disabled mail carrier and was a member of the Harold Church of Christ. She is survived by her stepmother, Helen Hunter Ferrell of Harold; her former husband, Crate Meade Jr., of Pikeville; one son, Brian Franklin Meade of Pikeville; one daughter, Melissa Renee Lewis of Harold; three brothers, Quinley Russell Ferrell of Eddyville, Randy Dale Ferrell of Harold, Ricky Dean Ferrell of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Judy King Reed of Meta; and 1 grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 8, at 3 p.m., at the Harold Church of Christ, with James Harmon officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson & Bush Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Lacy Scott

Age, 78, of Garrett, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. fie was born December 25, 1921, in Garrett, the son of the late John Scott and Mary Carroll Scott. He was a retired coal miner and a World War 11, Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pia F. Scott. Other survivors include one son, Quentin Henry Scott of Garrett; two daughters, Sheila M. Carroll and Ruth Adriano, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Will Scott of Garrett; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 4, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Don Hackworth, officiating. Burial was in the Scott Cemetery, Garrett, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were George Carroll, George Carroll III, Jody Scott, Wayne Moore, Harris Hoover, Alex Carroll and Quentin Lacy Scott.

February 11, 2000

Sallie Akers Frasure

Age, 101, of Flatwoods, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at Oakmont Manor Nursing Home in Flatwoods. Born on July 19, 1898 at Grethel, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Mary Hamilton Akers. Her husband, Fedie Frasure, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Aderos Frasure of Ashland and Walter Frasure of Crossville, Ohio; two daughters, Nellie Bush of Raceland, and Zella Minneham of Flatwoods; two sisters, Francis Hamilton of Ashland, Ohio, and Annie Keathley of Morehead; , 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 10, at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church at Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Tackett and Hamilton Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Jessie Merle Johnson

Age, 81, of Virgie, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 9, 1918, in Virgie, the son of John Sr. and Kate Johnson. He was a member of the Long Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Hazel Johnson of Virgie, Vesta Lou Anderson of Lehigh Akers, Florida and Helen Burke of Melvin. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 12, at 1 p.m., at the Long Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, at Virgie, with Monroe Jones, Jason Lowery, Dewey Roberts, Gary Hampton, Popeye Brown, Ellis Holbrook and others officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Virgie, under the direction of R. S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.

William Lonard Burke

Age, 66, of Virgie, formerly of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on February 7, 1934, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late Robert and Millie Burke. He was a coal miner and minister of the Freewill Baptist Church at Energyville for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Carole Burke. Other survivors include four sons, Anthony Burke of Neon, Timothy Burke of Woodstock, Virginia, Phillip Burke of Coshoctoo, Ohio and William Matthew Burke of Clarksville, Tennessee; one brother, Lewis "Ace" Burke of Lexington; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 11, at. ll a.m.. at the Virgie Chapel, with Belmont Johnson and Morgan Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Weeksbury, under the direction of R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

February 13, 2000

Harve Johnson

Age, 81, of Beaver, died Thursday, February 10, 2000, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on November 1, 1918, in Robinson Creek, he was the-son of the late Willie and Anna Johnson. He was a retired coal miner, minister and member of the First Baptist Church at Wheelwright, a member of Local 5899 of Wheelwright. From 1971 to 1983, he was pastor of J.S. Bell Baptist Church at Topmost, and pastor of the Lambert Baptist Church, .at Ligon, from 1959 to 1971. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean See Johnson. He is survived by his second wife, Shelia Mullins Johnson. Other survivors include three sons, Bill Johnson of .Lexington, James Rodney Johnson of Hi Hat, Gary Johnson of Beaver; one stepson, Tilmon Mullins Jr. of Beaver; four daughters, Betty Frazier of New Albany, Indiana, Lillian Francis Frazier of Nicholasville, Dorothy Jean Johnson and Aebecca Susan Downey, both of Lexington; one half-brother, Willie Johnson of Ohio; one sister, Verdie Wright of Paintsville; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 13, at I p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Glenn Noe officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, on Moore Branch, at Beaver, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are Roy D. Frazier, Jim Frazier, Loren Frazier, Derek Johnson, Matt Johnson, Mark Curry, Layne Bailey, Timothy Eads and Randy Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Johnson, Gary Johnson, James Johnson, Raymond D. Hall, Vernon Bailey, Kenneth Eads, Roland Wright, Bill See. Bill Creech, Mike See and Tilmon Mullins Jr.

Franklin Delano Music

Age, 67, of Frankfort, died Thursday, February 10, 2000, at his residence. He was the son of the late Elmer and Ammie Hinton Music. A native of, Floyd County, he was a schoolteacher, retired from the Franklin County School System; owned and operated Music and Son Furniture Refinishing; he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the First Church of God, Frankfort. He his survived by his wife, Anita Dingus Music. Other survivors include one son, Tony Music of Frankfort; three brothers, A.G. Music and Elmer Music Jr., both of Canton, Michigan, and James Roy Music of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Emma Jean Pelphrey of Prestonsburg, Lorraine Osborne of Canton, Michigan and Roberta Knipp of Vanlue, Ohio; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m., at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel, at Frankfort, with Rev. Sam Glenn and Rev. Paul Floyd officiating. Burial will be. in the Music Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel. Pallbearers will be Oscar Hazelett, Kenneth Reed, Charlie Tippett, Steve Harrod, Duane Tincher and Rick Howe. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home, Sunday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Zetta Justice

Age, age 97, of Pikeville, died Friday, February 11, at her residence. She was born in Pike County on February 27, 1902. She was the former owner of Big Sandy Wholesale and successfully operated a grocery store during the. Great Depression. Among her accomplishments was traveling all 50 states and every continent, with the exception of Anartica. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Victoria Smith Fletcher. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas H. Justice and eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Philip and Clyde Justice, both of Pikeville; three daughters, Darlene Gibson of Hamilton, Ohio, Yvonne Justice of Pikeville and Barbara Ratcliffe of Winchester, Virginia; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 14, at, 1 p.m. at the Call Chapel with Rev. Paul Badgett and Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday, and after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be at the Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville.

February 16, 2000

Goldie B. Akers

Age 80, of Hi Hat, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Highands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born, November 17, 1919, at Honaker, the daughter of the late Jim Brown and Clara Elizabeth Williams Counts. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness Prestonsburg congregation. Survivors include one son, Eddie Akers of McDowell; one brother, Kermit Counts of Hillard, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Gilbert of Hi Hat; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 14, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Minister Christian Cuminotto officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Counts, Don Watson, Jason Counts, Danny Homes, Joseph Akers, Ted Moore and Chris Kidd.

Helen Beatrice Lewis Hunt

Age, 73, of Banner, died Monday, February 1.4, 2000, at he residence. She was born April 8, 1926, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Banner Lewis and Mary Mollett Lewis. She was a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Hunt. Survivors .include one son, Robert Hunt of Stanville; one daughter, Helen Spradlin of Marion, .Ohio; one brother. Andrew Lewis of Ivy Creek; one sister, Thelma Russ of Wellington, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 17, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with James Hannon officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Eunice Howard

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born July 25, 1913, at Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Babe Howard and Pearlie Calhoun Wallen. She is survived by one half-sister, Mable Crisp of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 16, at 1. p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Alex Banks Cemetery at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Dayton Caller Hall

Age, 61, of Galveston, died Saturday, February 12,. 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 29, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of Curt Akers of Tennessee and the. late Ollie Adkins Hall. He was a disabled coal miner. He attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Bentley Hall. He is survived by his wife, Freddie Lynn "Linda" Hall. Other survivors include six sons, Dayton Dwayne Hall of Harold, Terry Hall, Teddy H4 and Danny Hall, all of Galveston, Timmy Hall of Cynthiana, Tommy Hall of Marrowbone; one step-son, Bennett Lee Farmer of Dayton, Ohio; four step-daughters, Becky Jane Perlaky of Ohio, Beverly Ann Bulen of Richmond, Virginia, Donna Sue Adkins of Regina, Karen Lynnette Engle of Corbin; four half-brothers, Dennis Hall, Okie Hall, Bobby Joe Hall, Eddie Hall, all of Galveston; one half-sister, Pauline Hall of Coal Run; nine grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 15, at 1. p.m., at the Little Rachel Old Regular Baptist Church, at Galveston, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in .the Adkins and Hall Cemetery, Galveston, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Bill Isaacs

Age, of Topmost, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at his home. ? He was born in Letcher County, on October 3, 1.929, the son of the late Richard Isaacs and Rinda Yonts Isaacs. He is survived by his wife, Jean Green Isaacs. Other survivors include three sons, Michael Isaacs, William Timothy Isaacs, both of Topmost, and Keith Isaacs of Kite; three daughters, Diane Sekic and Marilyn Little, both of Kite and Patricia Hall of Topmost; three brothers, Conard Isaacs of Paintsville. Lonzo Isaacs of Dry Creek, and George Jr. Isaacs; two sisters, Juanita Hall of Vermillion, Ohio and Geneva Nadaski of Ohio; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 1.4, 11 a.m., at the Providence Regular Baptist Church with Curtie Hall and Cluett Hall officiating. Burial was in the Isaacs Cemetery at Dry Creek, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Malta Music Rice

Age, 81, of Little Paint, wife of Russell Rice, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at' the Hazard Nursing Home. She was born May 21, 1918, the daughter of the. 1 ate Sam K. Music and Nora Davis Music. Malta and her husband, Russell lived at Little Paint during most of their 58 years of marriage. They have been faithful members of the Little Paint First Church of God for more than 60 years. Due to Malta's health, she had not been able to attend church services during the past few years, but her life was a witness of her love for the Lord and the Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Sharon Kaye R. Watkins and one son, Clarence Russell Rice, both of Little Paint; one sister, Goldie Music Coiling and one brother, Edward C. Music, both of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren. and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be "conducted Wednesday, February 16, at 11 a.m., at the Little Paint First Church of God, at East Point, with Rev. Wayne Burch and Rev. Ray Wyant officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, at Staffordsville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Serving as active pallbearers are Montie Rice, Jack Rice, Jr. Setser, Steve Rice, Barry Rice and Jeremy Watkins. Honorary pallbearers are John D. Rice, Clarence Rice, Alan Sublett, Jerry Meek, Jim Vanover, Bill D. Music, Jim Ward and Bill Williams.

Boone Bentley

Age, 74, of Wayland, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness. He was born September 3, 1925, in Lackey, the son of the late Arthur Bentley and Clara Turner .Bentley. He was a retired miner; a World War lI Army veteran; and a member of the UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Napier Bentley. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Bentley of Wayland, Danny Bentley of Coolville, Ohio; three daughters, Bonnie Clark, Connie Slone and Peggy Stephens-, all of Wayland; three brothers, Homer Bentley, Don Bentley and Charles Bentley, all of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Helen Hall of Topmost, Virginia Bates of Rockhill. South Carolina, Joyce Wireman of Augusta, Georgia, Shirley Dennis of Elyria, Ohio. 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted. Saturday, February 12, at noon, at the !Hall Funeral .Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Roger Hicks; and others, officiating.. Burial was in .the Chandler. Cemetery; at Lackey, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Bentley Jr., Charles Bentley, Daniel Bentley, John Slone, Bobby Slone and George Clark.

William E. Wight

Age, 56, of Ashley, Indiana, formerly of Betsy Layne, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Dekalb Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on August 3, 1943, in Harold, . he was the son of the late William "Bill" Hawkins Wright and Jenny Layne Wright. He was a disabled factory worker, and a member of the Zulu's Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Wright. Other survivors include three sons, Jeffrey Allen Wright and Christopher Wright, both of Detroit, Michigan, Timmy Wright of Clyde, Ohio; three daughters, Kimberly Wright of Lincoln Park, Michigan, Angie Erikson of Coldwater Michigan, Nicki Wilkinson of Alford, Florida; three brothers, Frank Wright of Taylor, Michigan, Price Wright of Willis, Michigan, Tommy Wright of Clinton, Township, Michigan; two sisters, Phyllis Drilon of Lorain, Ohio, Virginia "Jenny" Mae Webb of Florida, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February „,14, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazief Funeral Home, Martin, with Lori Vannucci officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Scottie Crum

Age, 51, of Martin, died Thursday, February 10. 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born on March 9, 1948, he was the son of the late Silas and Vannie Samons Crum. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth D. Crum. Other survivors include four sons, Scottie Wade Crum of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Lee Crum of Prestonsburg, Eric Wendall Shane Crum and Aaron Silas Crum, both of Harold; three daughters, Sharon Renee Crum Halbert of Martin, Rayne Elizabeth Crum of Printer, and Erica Dawn Crum of Harold; three sisters, Verdie Gayheart of Florida, Lula Belle Cole of Michigan, and June Blackburn of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 13, 2 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin,, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the Crum Cemetery in Martin, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Tackett, Vernon Samons, Lundy Samons, David Samons, David Samons Jr., Ted Samons, Lawrence Samons and Johnny Samons. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Cole, Veron Gayheart, Larry Sexton, David Scott, Stanley Cole and Chuck Cole.

Lora Conley

Age, 92, of Mousie, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. She was born in Knott County, on October 23, 1907, the daughter of Alex Moore and Rosa Hicks Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wootsie Conley. She is survived by two sons, Vernon Conley of Bledsoe and Paul V Conley of Leburn; four daughters, Patty Jones of Banner, Cloteen Allen of Manchester, Barbara Ann Smith of Hindman, Katie Francis of Garrett; one sister, Ellen "Tokie" Hall of Florida; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 12, 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church at Mousie, with Roger Hicks and others officiating. Burial was .in the Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

February 18, 2000

Susie Stanley Bryant

Age, 73, of Melvin, died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on April 13, 1926, in Price, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and '.Mary Justice Stanley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bryant. Survivors include three sons, Benny Bryant of North Manchester, Indiana, and Bobby Bryant and Kenny Bryant, of Huntington, Indiana; three daughters, Ocelene Henderson and Magdalene Moore, both of Melvin, and Pauline Bryant, of Marion, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 18, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Avenell Adkins Boyd

Age, 62, of South Amherst, Ohio, died Monday, February 14, 2000, at Community Health Partners, after a lengthy illness. Born on June 4, 1937, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Charley Adkins and Sally Collins Adkins. She moved to Ohio in 1960. She has been a resident of South Amherst since 1965. She was a self-employed restaurant owner in South Amherst. She owned and managed DaNells Pizza for 23 years, retiring in 1998. Survivors include three sons, Charles and Dawson Boyd Jr., of South Amherst, Ohio, and Noah Lee of Sullivan, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn McKinney of Harold; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 17, 11 a.m., at the Hempel Funeral Home. Amherst, Ohio, with Rev. Carson Fraley, pastor of North Lake Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, South Armherst, under 'The direction of Hempel Funeral Home.

February 20, 2000

Alex Verich

Alex Verich, 75, of Howland, Ohio, died February 3, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic of injuries from a December fall. He was the brother of Duna Combs of Langley. A native of Wisconsin, he was a World War II veteran, who survived the sinking of the escort carrier USS Gambier Bay during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He spent three days in a life raft and swam more than three miles to assist the rescue operation. He was an architectural engineer for several large companies in Ohio, later forming his own company of professional consulting engineers. In addition to his sister here, he is survived by his wife, two sons, a brother and another sister.

February 23, 2000

Mable Mitchell

Agel, 61, of Pikeville, died Friday, February 18. 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on July 28, 1938, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Oma Hall. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Franklin Mitchell of Detroit, Michigan; three daughters, Flora Lay of Virgie, Neva Delayne Blackburn of Pikeville, and Delores Rice of Phelps; five brothers, Everett Hall, Raymond Hall, Vernon Hall, Elize Hall and Clifford Hall, all of Melvin; four sisters, Verna Johnson of Price, Opal Younce and Ruth Keens, both of Melvin, and Ruby Hall of Detroit, Michigan; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 21, at 1 1 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with Monroe Jones, Ellis Holbrook and others officiating. Burial was in the Annie Young Cemetery, at Shelbiana, under the direction of R.S. Jones Funeral Home.

Rev. Marvin Booth

Age, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, February 14, 2000. He had been in the ministry since 1962, and founded Friendly Freewill Baptist Church in 1966 where he pastored for 25 years. He was currently pastor of Reese Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Booth. Other survivors include one son, Brian K. Booth; one daughter, Sheri L. Race; two brothers, Edward Booth, Clarence Booth; one sister, Faunetta Hamilton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, at 1 p.m., at Reese Commmunity Church, Columbus, Ohio, with Rev. Henry Litteral and Rev. Harold Young officiating. Burial will be in the Obetz Cemetery, in Columbus, Ohio, under the direction of O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel.

Elige Combs

Age, 86, of Leburn, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born in Knott County, on May 14, 1913, the son of the late Bryant Combs and Maggie Calhoun Combs. He is survived by his wife, Tina Gibson combs; five sons, Ermal and Billy Ray Combs, both of Dayton, Ohio, Jack Combs of Columbus, Ohio, Larry Combs of Garrett, and Claude Combs of Lebum; six daughters, Vivian Reck of Lynchburg, Ohio, Doris Huff of Blanchester, Ohio, Jean Thacker, Glenna Combs and Marlene Combs, all of Leburn, and Reatha Wyse of Hindman; one brother, Glen Hall of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Wanda Ross and Chelsea Marks, both of Dayton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 16, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Roger Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Combs Family Cemetery, at Leburn, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Mellie Moore

Age, 81, of Murray, formerly of Hi Hat, died Saturday, February 19, 2000, in the. Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was born July 31, 1918, in Hi Hat, a daughter of the late Ben and Martha Tackett Tackett. She was a member of the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat. Her husband, Nokomis Moore, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James Ray Moore of Alexander, North Carolina, Terry Lee Moore of Mio, Michigan; two daughters, Beatrice May of Murray, Ethel Faye Johnson of Romulus, Michigan; two sisters, Fannie Newman of Lexington, Martha "Mae" Howell of Laurelville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 22, at 11 a.m., in the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

McKinley Hunter

Age, 83, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on January 10, 1917, in Woods, he was the son of the late Lack and Ella Clark Hunter. He was a retired factory worker, and member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Blackburn Hunter. Survivors include two sons, Lackey C. Hunter and James L. Hunter, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two daughters, Barbara H. Abernathy of Ottawa Lakes, Michigan, Judy Marsillett of Madison, Indiana; two brothers, Astor Hunter and James W. Hunter, both of Cow Creek; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 23, at 11 a.m.. at the. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Blackburn Cemetery, Martin, at Endicott, under the direction of the. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Anna Hyden Rice

Age, 70, of Nashville, Tennessee, died Saturday, February 19, 2000. Born in Langley, she was daughter of the late James F. and Fannie Click Hyden. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Martin Rice. Other survivors. include one daughter, Gayle Nevils; one son, Tim Rice; two sisters, Lucille Gibson and Loretta Wash, both of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, Nashville, Tennessee, with Wendell Byrd officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Woodbine Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Pate, Jason Pate, Jim Wash, David Wash, Joe Wash and J. T. Wash.

Hattie Ferrell

Age, 89, of Stopover, died Sunday,. February 20, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 28, 1910 in Majestic, the daughter of the late Melvin and Matilda Chapman Sanson. She was a retired cook from Freeburn Grade School for 13 years and a member of the Freeburn Pentecostal Church for 70 years. She is survived by one daughter, Janie Lou Hurley of Stopover and two sons, Melvin "Ann" Ferrell of Stopover, and Stuart Ferrell of Stopover; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 24, at 1 p.m., at the Freeburn Free Pentecostal Church of God, at Freeburn, with Revs. Kenny Chapman, Darris Casey, Archie Dotson, Larry Riff, Dewitt Furrow and Phillip Damron officiating. Burial was in the. Sanson Cemetery, at Majestic, under the direction of R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.. Serving as pallbearers will be Homer Estep, Darrell Wolford, Mack Blankenship, Allen Wolford, Kevin Isom, Michael Lester, Hershel Rife Jr., Gerald Fields Jr., Ronald Paul Hurley and Andrew Grigsby.

Marcqueline "Marcie" Reynolds

Age, 65, of Sassafras, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Vencor Hospital at Louisville. She was born in Anco, on October 1, 1934, the daughter of the late Joe Couch and Maude Feltner Couch. She is survived by her husband, Bert Reynolds. Other survivors include one daughter, Becky Hall of Kite; three brothers, Hobert Couch of Anco, Farmer Couch of Sassafras, and Donnie Couch of Hazard; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 16, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with I.D. Back and Glenn Noe officiating. Burial was in the Rest Haven Memorial at Jeff, under the direction of Hindman Funeral ,'Services.

Jesse Gene King

Age, age 62, passed away February 5, 2000, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, MS, with his family by his side. Originally from Bevinsville, Ky., he moved to the Dayton area where he was employed at McCalls Printing for 24 years. He resided in Corinth the past 21 years and retired from World Color Printing in '95. Survived by wife, Billie Sue Frazier King, of Corinth, MS; son, Michael Gene King, of Corinth; and daughter, Melynda Brown, and son-inlaw, James Brown, of Tipp City, Ohio; four grandchildren, Stacy King-Marlow of Ohio, Dylan King of Corinth, and Jai and Missy Brown, of Tipp City; father, Estill King, of Corinth, MS; and brother, Donald, and sister-in law, Gloria Jean King, of Indianapolis. Jesse leaves many good friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by mother, Edna King, of Corinth, MS; two sisters, Louise Ambergy and Phillis Gray, of New Lebanon, Ohio. Memorial services were held Feb. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth, MS. Pastors officiating were Tackett, Culp and Dawson. Jesse was a loving husband and father, and a devoted grandfather.

Charles Brent Gibson

Age, 43, of Lexington, formerly of Langley, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at the Saint Joseph East Hospital, in Lexington. Born on June 1, 1956, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Joyce Ann Ellis Gibson of Langley, and the late Charles Laban Gibson. He was a truck driver, employed by the G & J Pepsi Distribution Company. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Gail Sturgill Gibson. Other survivors include one son, Jeremy Ellis Gibson of Lexington; one daughter, Leann Nicole Gibson of Lexington; and one brother, Michael Glenn Gibson of Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 23, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Clarence "Dollar Hide" Hayes

Age, 82, of Langley, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at the McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on April 29, 1917, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Coit and Rebecca Henton Haves. He was a general laborer. Survivors include one brother, Glen Hayes of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 23, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chuck Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery, on Turkey Creek, at Langley, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

February 25, 2000

Dennis Lee Pruitt Sr.

Age, 54, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the VA. Regional Hospital at Huntington, West Virginia, after an extended illness. He was born November 12, 1945, at Bartley, West Virginia, the son of the late Dewey and Ora Nellie Brooks Pruitt. He was a Coal Miner. He was a Vietnam veteran; a member of the Auxier Methodist Church; a member of the American Legion at Martin; and a lifetime member of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade (L.I.B). He is survived by his wife, Beechie Mullins Pruitt. Other survivors include one son, Dennis Lee Pruitt Jr. of Wise Virginia; one daughter, Nellie Hamilton of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Charles D. Pruitt of Chesterfield, Virginia, Richard Pruitt of Princeton, West, Virginia, Douglas Pruitt of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Lois . Bellomy of Cameron, North Carolina, Nancy Church of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Sandra Cook and Barbara Williams, both of Sanford, North Carolina. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 26, at 10 a.m., from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton, West Virginia, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Presley, Clarence Davis, Chester Davis Jr., Douglas Pruitt Jr., Larry Addair Jr., Bill Lester, James Isom and Olin Fitch. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 196th L.I.B.

Sammie Gothard

Age, 80, of Morganton, North Carolina, Long Term Care, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at the nursing home following a period of declining health. Born on October 9, 1919, in Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Miller and Susie Hall Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. L. "Red" Gothard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morganton. She retired from Mother's Morning Out Program at First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church in Morganton. Survivors include one daughter, Terri Robinson of Morganton; a son, Charles Philip Gothard of New Orleans, Louisiana; a sister, Ida M. Kirsch of Caldwell, Ohio; a brother, Otis Miller of California; and four grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, February f'.2, at the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Bland Jr. and Rev. Fred Schuszler officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton.

Eva Handshoe Summa

Age, 90, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Handshoe, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at the Bucyrus Alter Care Nursing Home. Born in Handshoe, on May 25, 1909, she was the daughter of Wilson and Martha Patton Handshoe. She was a retired housekeeper at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her previous husbands, Edward Handshoe, Clifford Messer, Delbert Hetzler and Jesse W. Summa. She is survived by three sons, Buel "Becky" Messer of Staunton, Virginia, Radford Messer of Lima, Ohio, Herbert Messer of Bellingham, Washington; one brother, Sammie Handshoe of Paintsville; one sister, Dovie Gayhart of Hueysville, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 25, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Handshoe Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Shirley Louise Prater

Age, 62, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at her residence. Born on June 11, 1937, in Wayland, she was the daughter of Virgie . Mosley Moore of Marion, Ohio, and the late Tom E. Moore. She was a Baptist. She served many years on the board of elections, and was the assistant manager, and retired after 11 years, at North Drive-in Theater. Her husband, Donald R. Prater Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Donald R. Prater Jr. of Marion, Ohio; two daughters, Janice M. Kirts and Donna J. Gohring Sr., both of Marion, Ohio; four brothers, Brewie Moore of Kenton, Ohio, Rev. Lawrence E. Moore, Charles D. Moore and Donald E. Moore, all of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Bowling of Marion, Ohio, Sharon Davis of Westland, Michigan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at the Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, with Rev. Charles Bowling, and Rev. Grover Caudill officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Marion, Ohio, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

Charles Mitchell

Age, 44, of Craynor, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at Pikeville Health Care Center, following an extended illness. Born on August 13, 1955, in Craynor, he was the son of the late Noah and Verdie Osborne Mitchell. lie was machinist for Sterling Foundry. Survivors include three sons, Larry Mitchell of Norwalk, Ohio, Bobby Mitchell of Prestonsburg, Warren Mitchell of Harold; three sisters, Carol Jean Mitchell of Prestonsburg, Susie Wicker of Sandusky, Ohio, and Roxie Bentley of Drift. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with First Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will he in the Bob Mitchell Cemetery, at Craynor, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

February 27, 2000

Lillie Myrtle Blair

Lillie Myrtle Blair, 81, of Albion, Michigan, - died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at her home. She was born June 22, 1918, in Ivel, the daughter of the late William and Pearl Hall Damron. She moved to Michigan in 1940 and was employed for several years at Corning Glass Company and the Pagoda Restaurant. She was a member of the Southern United Baptist Church, and the Albion American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Grams J. Blair, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Billy Blair of Albion, Michigan; four daughters, Bobbie Adams of Albion, Michigan, Loretta Neal of Tekonsha, Michigan, Brenda Tackett of Martin, Tennessee, Virginia Wilczak of Albion; one sister, Ruby Timberman of Bradenton, Florida; two brothers, Herbert Damron of Marshall, Michigan and Don Gibson of Albion, Michigan; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 26, at 11 a.m., at the Grace Free Will Baptist Church, in Albion, Michigan, with Reverend Earl Martin officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, under the direction of the George White Funeral Home, in Litchfield, Michigan.

Willie Howell

Willie Howell, 70, of Pataskala, Ohio, died at his residence Thursday, February 24, 2000. Born in Teaberry, February 22, 1930, he was the son of the late Asa and Verdie Howell. He was a member of the Little Angel Old Regular Baptist Church in Groveport, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Howell. Other survivors include his children, Harold Howell of Baltimore, Ohio, Ricky Howell of Hillsboro, Ohio, David Howell of Pickerington, Ohio and Robin Tedrick of Johnstown, Ohio; five sisters; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m., at the Little Angel Old Regular Baptist Church Groveport Ohio.
Burial was in the Glen -Rest Memorial Estate, under the direction of Warren F. Kauber Funeral Home, Palaskala, Ohio.

Alma Fitch Horn

Age, 77, of Inez, died Friday at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born on May 28, 1922, in Martin county, the daughter of the late Martin and Hella Bowen Fitch. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband Obra Horn. Survivors include five sons, Harold, Ralph and Obra Dale Horn of Marion, Ohio. Edward Horn of Columbus, Ohio, and Edsel Horn, of Hillard, Ohio,; three daughters, Joy Faye Mills of Inez, Janala Childers and Ruth Akers of Marion, Ohio; four brothers, Ted Fitch of Marion Ohio, Virgil Fitch of Sandusky, Ohio, and Wayne and Kirl C. Fitch both of Inez; one sister, Rosie Graham of Elkton, Maryland; 27 grandchildren; and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, February 28, at the Vineyard United Baptist Church with ministers Michael Horn and Mike Crum officiating. Burial will be at the Fitch_Horn Cemetery at Joe Branch Road. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, and 2 p.m. Sunday until time of services at the Vineyard Church.