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February Obits 2002

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

William Hite Martin

Age 90, of Garrett, Ky., husband of the late Nora Stephens Martin, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at the Oakmont Manor Nursing Home, Flatwoods, Kentucky. He was born April 25, 1911, in Garrett, Ky., the son of the late Leek Martin and Kate Estep Martin. Mr. Martin was a retired Kentucky State Utilities Worker and a veteran of World War II, and served in the Philippines. He was in the Battle of Luzon, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Survivors include two sons, William H. Martin Jr., of Prestonsburg, Ky., Robert O. Martin of Russell, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Natalie Martin and Tiffany Martin. Funeral services for William Hite Martin will be conducted Thursday, February 28, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Tom Martin Cemetery, Garrett, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Willis R. Slone

Age, 64, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Mt. Carmel/St. Ann’s Hospital. Born January 23, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of Ida Pritchard of Dwale, Kentucky, and the late L.C. Slone. He is survived by his wife, Karen Slone. Other survivors include two sons, Allen Slone and Carl R. Slone; and three grandchildren; three brothers, Larry Slone of Carroll, Ohio; James Slone of Youngtown, Arizona; and Randy Slone of Martin, Kentucky; seven sisters, Naomi Wampler of Lancaster, Ohio; Loma Fain of Pickerington, Ohio; Bernice Akers of Norfolk, Virginia; Joe Ann Jones of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Margarett McKinley of Galloway, Ohio; Mary Slone of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and Judy Kendrick of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Slone and Roger Slone; and two sisters, Rosa Slone and Loretta Blair. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at the John Quint & Sons Funeral Home, with pastor Roy Hutchinson presiding. Burial was at the Union Evangelical Cemetery.

William (Bill) Darby

Age, 82, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, February 22, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born September 6, 1919, in Emma, Ky., the son of the late John Darby and Virgie Woods Darby. He was former owner of State Wide Press, Prestonsburg, Ky.; a former teacher at Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Ky.; a graduate of Alice Lloyd College; a member of Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church and Sunday school teacher for 47 years; and Navy WW II veteran, stationed in the sea of Japan. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Jarrell Darby of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include two sons, Martin Keith Darby (Sandy) of Prestonsburg, Bill Jack Darby (Debby) of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Lynn Holland Darby of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Larce Darby (Louise) of Enon, Ohio, Joe Darby (Rose) of N. Union, Ohio, Thomas Darby (Mildred) of Xenia, Ohio, Huey (Erlene) Darby of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Lucy Waddles of Prestonsburg, Christine (Linzie) Hunt of Prestonsburg, Arizona Jarrell of Panama City, Fla., Hazel Mae (Hi) Blackburn of Oceana, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jackie Howard of Salyersville, Beth Arnett of Prestonsburg, Mikka Franklin and Chris Darby, both of Winchester; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Darby; one brother, John Lee Darby and one sister, Geraldine Hunt. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating., Interment was in the Darby Family Cemetery (Cow Creek), Prestonsburg, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers: Joe Bolten, Robert Mayfield, Chris Darby, Michael Arnett, Russel Howard, Scott Franklin, Paul Crider, Phillip Hunt, and Mark Hunt. Honorary pallbearers: Braxton Thompson, Taylor Harris, James B. Goble, Virgil Hunt, Abe Vanderpool, Ralph Leslie, Larry Leslie, Chester Patton and Tom Graham Dingus.

Manuel H. Westfall

Age, 78, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Allen, KY, died January 2, 2002, at his home in Mesa. He was born June 16, 1924, at Buckingham, KY, the son of the late Ben S. and Golda Caudill Westfall. He retired from Ford Motor Co., River Rouge, MI, and was a World War II, U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Third Army under the command of General George Patton in Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for the Central European Theatre and was a member of Red Mountain United Methodist Church, Mesa, AZ, where he served faithfully until his death. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Westfall, his first wife, Julia Westfall, and one brother, Forest S. Westfall. He is survived by his wife, Flora Westfall of Mesa, AZ; one brother, Thomas L. Westfall (Berniece) of Ivel, KY; one sister, Mary E. Connor of Mercer, WI; three nephews, Thomas L. Westfall Jr. (Sheila) of Ivel, KY; Mark A. Westfall, (Peggy) of Harold, KY; Michael Taylor (Joan), of Round Lake, IL; four nieces, Mary W. Holbrook (Tim) of Banner, KY; Cathy Peters (Gerald) of Monroe, OH; Ruth Ann Edwards of Louisville, KY; and Karen Pronath of Manitowish Waters, WI. Celebration of Life Memorial services were held Thursday, January 17, 2002, at Red Mountain United Methodist Church, of Mesa, AZ, with the Reverend Daniel A. Turner, the Rev. Jeanne Festa, and the Reverend Herb Osman officiating. Entombment was at Desert Haven Columbarium in Mesa, AZ.

Tracy Hall

Age, 46, of Meally, Ky., formerly of Floyd County, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2002, following a brief illness. He was born on November 11, 1955, at McDowell, Ky., the son of the late Willie and Stella Osborne Hall. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Hall Hamilton and Vernie Hall and Loretta Martin; and one brother, Carl Hall. He is survived by seven brothers, Paul Ray, Raymond and Glen Hall, all of Marion, Ohio, Rex Hall of Willard, Ohio, Clayton Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, Benny Hall of Elkhart Indiana, Ernest Hall of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Rosalee Martin of Drift, Ky., Judy Newsome of Warsaw, Indiana, and Aleane Springer of Marion, Ohio. Services were officiated by J.M. Scott and Eugene Stambaugh with burial following at Lake View Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky., on February 9, 2002. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville,

Josephine Baldridge

Age, 72, of Blue River, Ky., passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born February 11, 1930, at Prestonsburg, Ky., a daughter of the late Greene and Martha (England) Hackworth. She was a member of the Goodloe Church of God, at Blue River, Ky. She was married to Sanford Baldridge, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Luther Baldridge of Blue River, Ky. and Hershel Baldridge of David, Ky.; three brothers, Romine Hackworth of Blue River, Ky., Henry Hackworth of Salyersville, Ky., and Thomas Hackworth of Allen, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 26, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Eugene Haney, and Rev. Glen Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery at Open Fork Hollow at David, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Friday, February 22, 2002

Frank Vaughan Sr.

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on May 6, 1917, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Harry Wesley Vaughan and Fannie Perry Vaughan. He was a former coal miner at Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., David, Ky., a member of the First Church of God, Prestonsburg, Ky., and a member of UMWA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jones Vaughan, on March 20, 1999. Survivors include one daughter, Grace Evelyn (Bruce) Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one son, Frank (Leva Kaye) Vaughan Jr., of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Alberta Baldridge of Prestonsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Chuck Hackworth, David Hackworth, Tony Hackworth, Kevin Vaughan, Grace C. Goodman, Tamara Vaughan and Jennifer Kruzel; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Interment was in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Bill Webb Sr.

Age, 85, of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, in Lexington, Ky. Born June 16, 1916, in Orchard (Magoffin County), Ky., he was the son of the late Doc Webb and Susie Howard Webb. He was a former coal miner at Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., David, Ky., a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church, and a member of the UMWA. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Hale Webb, and his second wife, Lillie Emma Fairchild Webb. Survivors include one son, Donald R. Webb of Lexington, Ky.; seven daughters, Joyce Ann Conley of Prestonsburg, Ky., Malta L. Harvey of Prestonsburg, Ky., Pauline Edwards of Dwarf, Ky., Lorene Ball of Paris, Oh., Margaret Ousley of Prestonsburg, Ky., Barbara Jean Spradlin of Prestonsburg, Ky., Linda Hicks of Lexington, Ky.; one half-brother, Eugene Webb of Judston, Ind.; one half-sister, Josephine Stair of Tennessee; a special friend, Jackie Campbell of Prestonsburg, Ky.; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Alta Minton and Wanda Kelly; two sons, Johnny R. Shell and Thomas Shell Jr.; and one brother, Manis Webb. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2002, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Jimmy Dye and Roger Hicks officiating. Burial will be at the Webb Family Cemetery, (Bonanza), Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Raymond Slone

Age, 75, of Warsaw, In., died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 12:05 a.m., at his residence. Born July 18, 1926, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Harmison and Ann Whitaker Slone. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion No. 49. He had lived in Indiana since 1948. He was a purchasing agent for Tyler Machine, Warsaw, In. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Shepherd Slone of Warsaw, Ind. Other survivors include one son, Ron Slone of Ft. Wayne, In.; three brothers, Richmond Slone, and Burns Slone, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Burl Slone of New Mexico; one sister, Sally Slone of Warsaw, Ind.; grandchildren, Nathan and Adam Rosengarten of Memphis, Tenn., and Mat Rosengarten of New Jersey. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 23, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, In. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, In. Graveside services were by the American Legion, No. 49, and V.F.W., No. 1126.

Edgell Brown

Age, 61, of Garrett, Ky., died Thursday, February 21, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on December 30, 1940, in Langley, Ky., he was the son of the late Clarence Brown and Zola Stephens Brown. He was a member of the Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, and VFW in Paintsville, Ky. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Cyprus Amax. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Daniels Brown. Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Brown, and Tyler Devan Brown, both of Garrett, Ky.; three daughters, Kathy Allen, Heather Brown, and Kari Brown, all of Garrett, Ky.; daughter of the heart, Shonda Lawson of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Ellis Brown, and Ambers Brown, both of Langley, Ky.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Guy Brown; and one brother, Mitchell Brown. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 12 noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Earl Slone, Jerry Manns, and others, officiating. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Less Wallen 

Age 79, of Water Gap, Ky., passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, at his residence, after an extended illness. He was born June 26, 1922, at Water Gap, Ky., a son of the late Henry (Buck) and Johnnie (Calhoun) Wallen. He was a retired carpenter. He was married to Jennie (Miller) Wallen who survives him. He is survived by three sons, and one daughter, Mr. Lester Wallen of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Mr. Jesse Wallen, and Mr. Dean Wallen, both of Water Gap, Ky., Mrs. Mornan Sue English of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Mr. John Wallen of Prestonsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. James A. Harmon officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.

George Lee Thaxton

Age 30, of Charleston, W.Va., formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Monday, February 18, 2002, at the West Penn. Hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa., after an accident. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., a son of Keith and Joan (McKinney) Thaxton, both of Charleston, W. Va. He was married to Vada (Collins) Thaxton, who survives him, and resides at Charleston, W. Va. He is survived by one step-daughter, Miss Stephanie Gibson, at home; two brothers, Mr. Justin Thaxton, and Mr. Mike Thaxton, both of Charleston, W. Va. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Lenvil Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Family Cemetery in Johnson County, Ky., under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Nellie Charles

Age 74, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Monday, February 18, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born March 21, 1927, at Johns Creek, Ky., a daughter of the late Elzie and Grace (Privitt) Powers. She was married to Landon Charles, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Mr. Anthony Griffith of Ivel, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Sue Hager of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Mrs. Gracie Ellis of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Mr. Palmer Powers of Auxier, Ky., and Mr. Porter Powers of Brookhaven, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Clark of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Shirley Banks of Mishawaka, Ind., Mrs. Ruth Phelps of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Mrs. Donna Rorrer of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 21, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Active pallbearers are Andrew Griffith, Ken Powers, David Powers, Steve Hager, Tim Overbee, and Brett Preston.

Mae Bentley

Age 85, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at her home. Born February 11, 1917, in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George Lyons and Liddy Margarite Nelson Lyons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Lackey, Ky. She was preceded in death on April 24, 1987, by her husband, Jeff Pat Bentley, whom she married, February 17, 1934. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Bentley and Pat Bentley Jr., both of Buckhannon, WV; three daughters, Patricia Long of Parsons, WV, Phyllis Andrews, and Linda Brown, both of Buckhannon, WV; two brothers, Roy Lyons of Gilbertsville, KY., and Ray Lyons of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Edna Pinney of Willis, MI; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Lyons and Liddy Margarite Lyons; four sons, Elmer Bentley, Carl Bentley, Bobby Joe Bentley, and Redford Bentley; three daughters, Betty Lou Bentley, Eunice Fay Bentley, and Lillian Bentley; two brothers, Richard Lyons and Junior Lyons; three sisters, Zella Killevrew, Estaleen Rister, and Pauline Lyons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 22, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., with Rev. Frank Long officiating. Burial will be in the Upshur County Memorial Park, in Buckhannon, WV. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Eddie Shelton

Age 92, of Drift, Ky., husband of the late Nellie Martin Shelton, passed away Friday, February 15, 2002, at his residence. He was born June 12, 1909, in Boyd County, Ky., the son of the late Charlie Shelton and Mary McSurley Shelton. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers Association. Survivors include six sons, Russell Shelton, Teddy Shelton and Eddie Clark Shelton, all of McDowell, Ky., Bobby Ray Shelton of Elkhart, In., Cecil Shelton of Ligon, Ky., and Pat Shelton of Versailles, Ky.; seven daugthers, Alberta Shannon, Georgia Faye Kidd, Diana Price and Teresa Harris, all of Drift, Ky., Bernadine Schrader of Auxier, Ky., Emogene Jones and Mary Combs, both of McDowell, Ky.; three brothers, Estil Shelton, Eugene Shelton and Chester Shelton, all of Drift, Ky., 40 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 28 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and second wife, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Lafferty Shelton. Funeral services for Eddie Shelton were conducted Monday, February 18, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, Drift, Ky., with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, Drift, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Russell Shelton Jr., Ricky Kidd, Shannon Price, Daniel Combs, Johnny Ray Pack, Randy Jones and Keith Shelton.

John Gordon Goble

Age, 67, of Cow Creek, Ky., died Monday, February 18, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on February 3, 1935, at Emma, Ky., he was the son of the late Bradis and Sally Burchett Goble. He was a self-employed, Goble Lumber Co. He is survived by his wife, Billie Pauley Goble. Other survivors include one son, John B. (LaDonna) Goble of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Sandra (Harry) Burchett of Nicholasville, Ky., and Angela (Eric) Duncan of Lexington, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Michael Burchett, Logan Burchett, Lexi Goble, and Andie Duncan. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers are: Bryan Griffith, Greg Shepherd, Shag Branham, Cory Vicars, Paul P. Burchett, Darrell Jervis, Brian Wallace and Joe Goble. Honorary pallbearers: Bucky Burchett, Woody Burchett, Frank Wallace, Clyde Burchett, Delano May, William O. Goebel, Arley Hunter, Roy Franklin, Albie Burchett, John Paul Leslie, Bennett Leslie, Jerry Leslie, Darrell Leslie, Dixon Nunnery, Kenny Wallace, Amos Leslie and Keith Stapleton.

Tom Wright

Age 68, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Monday, February 18, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Ky., after a brief illness. He was born June 10, 1933, in Prestonsburg, Ky., a son of the late Jim and Letha (Conley) Wright. He was a volunteer Floyd County Deputy Sheriff. He was married to Ruth (Howell) Wright who preceded him in death. He is survived by two step-sons, Mr. Franklin Howell of Ohio, and Mr. Herbert Howell of Portland, Ind.; three brothers, Mr. Bill Wright of Leesburg, Ind., Mr. James Wright, and Mr. Edgar Wright, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; six sisters, Mrs. Florine Tippie, and Mrs. Susie Lyons, both of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Jane Hicks, and Mrs. Margaret Roberts, and Mrs. Martha Lester, all of North Manchester, Ind., and Mrs. Lora Whitaker of Warsaw, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Brother James Spears and Brother Claude Justice officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Ruby Crisp Blankenship

Age, 75, of Wayland, Ky., died Monday, December 24, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 8, 1926, at Lackey, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jim Owsley and Susan Music Owsley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Estill Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Crisp, and her second husband, Paris Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Franklin Crisp of Topmost, Ky., and Terry Wayne Crisp of Wayland, Ky.; one daughter, Gwendolyn Sue Hall of Pound, Virginia; one brother, Walter Owsley of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Gibson of Stollings, W.Va., Reba Rhodes of Pecks Mills, W.Va., and Ruth Lafferty of Hamden, Oh., seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Earnest Crisp Jr.; two brothers, Russell Owsley, and Frank Owsley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with James (Red) Morris, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Paris Hayes

Age 90, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN. Paris was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Roseanne (Bentley) Hayes; wife, Lona Etta (McClellan) Hayes, and other family members. He was retired from Chrysler Air Temp. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Edward Petersen of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Mary Hayes of Lewisburg; step-sons and daughter-in-law, Gus and Marietta Elliott of Dayton, Olin Elliott of Martin, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Violet Hays of Kettering; grandchildren, Robert Fulton, Heather Fannin, Patricia Fulton, Timothy Hayes and Andrea Hayes, Steven Yates and Christina Yates, great-grandson, Chance Fannin; step-grandchildren, Gus Elliott Jr., Wiley Herman Elliott, Robert Elliott, Lonice Elliott and Andy Elliott, also numerous relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 19, at 2:00 p.m., at Terebinski Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Butler Twp., with Rev. Forrest Jackson officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to Alice Lloyd College, Pippa, Passes, Ky.

Genevieve Tackett Hall

Age 61, of Grethel, Ky, widow of William J. “Bill” Hall, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002, at her residence. She was born November 22, 1940, in McDowell, Ky., the daughter of the late Wilburn Lee Tackett and Maxie Newsome Tackett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Vicky Blackburn of Millard, Ky., Linda McClanahan and Brenda Mitchell, both of Grethel, Ky., and Debbie Martin of Teaberry, Ky.; four brothers, Bert Tackett and Carl Tackett, both of Hillsboro, S.C., Edgar Tackett of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Rex Tackett of Georgia; two sisters, Barbara Hall of Grethel, Ky., and Alpha Strouth of North Carolina; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Tackett; two sisters, Gerline Overton and Carol Bennett; and one grandchild, Justin Martin. Funeral services for Genevieve Tackett Hall will be conducted Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hall Family Cemetery, Grethel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is at the church.

Alton O. “Bud” Frazier Jr.

Age 63, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident. He retired from Gem City Engineering. He was a member of the Irish Club in Dayton, and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel. Alton is survived by his mother, Ruby Skaggs Frazier of Tipp City; sons and daughters-in-law, Alton O. and Tracy Frazier III of Carlisle, Ohio, Anthony and Rosario Howard of CA, James Kane of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Angela Frazier of AZ; son, Tommy Howard of AZ, daughters, Gwen Cuzzort of Dayton, Ohio, Amy Frazier of AZ, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jan Frazier of Tipp City, Ohio, sister, Billie Sue King of MS; 16 grandchildren; former wives, Violet Collins of Carlisle, Ohio, Evelyn Keano of AZ; nieces, nephews, his Kentucky family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Alton O. Frazier Sr., and brother-in-law, Gene King. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., on Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Kindred Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood, Ohio) with Pastor Charles Lawson, Reverend Bob Plummer and Mark Plummer officiating. Interment will be at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens in Brookville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 10 a.m., until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, Grace Brethren Church, or the Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be provided.

Monday, February 18. 2002

Less Wallen

Age 79, of Water Gap, Ky., passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, at his residence, after an extended illness. He was born June 26, 1922, at Water Gap, Ky., a son of the late Henry (Buck) and Johnnie (Calhoun) Wallen. He was a retired carpenter. He was married to Jennie (Miller) Wallen, who survives him. Other survivors include three sons, Mr. Lester Wallen of Ypsilanti, Mi., Mr. Jesse Wallen, and Mr. Dean Wallen, both of Water Gap, Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Mornan Sue English of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Mr. John Wallen of Prestonsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. James A. Harmon officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Friday, February 15, 2002

James David Nelson

Age, 57, of Fostoria, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, February 11, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on January 5, 1945, in Williamson, W.Va., he was the son of the late James J. Nelson, and Josephine Goodman Nelson. He was a disabled truck driver, and a member of the Living Water Worship Center, Paintsville, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Patty Prater Nelson. Other survivors include two sons, Harry Poe and Johnny Poe, both of Findlay, Ohio; one daughter, Dava Nelson of Fostoria, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Robbins; and a sister, Joyce Marsilett. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 15, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Andy Dillon officiating. Burial will be in the McGuire Cemetery, Big Branch, Abbott, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Hassel Watson

Age, 68, of Pippa Passes, Ky., died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on February 17, 1933, at Pippa Passes, Ky., he was the son of the late Noah Watson and Victoria Slone Watson. He was disabled. Survivors include two brothers, Harvey Watson of Martin, Ky., and Frank Watson of Pippa Passes, Ky.; one sister, Velva Hall of Prestonsburg, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Hobert Watson, and two sisters, Nola Watson and Delta Watson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 12 noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Noah and Victoria Watson Cemetery, Pippa Passes, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Carl Bishop Wright

Age, 82, of Clearwater, Florida, a native of Pikeville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at his residence, where he was cared for by members of his family, assisted by Hospice. He was, at one time, a Linotype operator for the Floyd County Times. He moved to Clearwater, and from there to Toledo, Ohio, where he graduated with honors from the University of Toledo, and worked as a chemist for Libby Owens Ford Glass Co., retiring in 1984, and returning to Clearwater, after 23 years of service. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and the ‘Gophers,’ a church group. He was an honorary alumnus of Berea College in Kentucky. His survivors include one son, Russell B. Wright of Dunedin, Florida; one daughter, Patricia Yancey of Alachua, Florida; two grandchildren, Jamie Chaloux of Clearwater, Florida, and Brandon O’Hara of Jupiter, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Berea College, or to the Christian Appalachian Project. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, Florida, was in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Hall

Age, 40, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, at 1:55 p.m., at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born on September 8, 1961, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of Verlie (Evans) Hall, and the late Henry P. Hall. He was a quality control employee at Supreme Corporation. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, since the age of 16 (1978). He is survived by his wife, Dianna Hall of Warsaw, Indiana. Other survivors include his mother, Verlie Hall of Mentone, Indiana; three children, Chad P. Hall, Jessica M. Hall and Cheyenne N. Hall, all of Warsaw, In.; four brothers, James “Red” Hall of Mentone, Indiana, Junior “Bo” Hall, Teddy W. Hall and Kenneth Hall, all of Warsaw, Ind.; three sisters, JoAnn Adkins of Etna Green, In., Pearl Maish of Warsaw, In., and Kathleen Newsome of McDowell, Ky.; three stepchildren, Jill M. Kerby, Sherry L. Hamman, and Michael V. Krise, all of Warsaw, Indiana; and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, In., with Pastor Dan Berry officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, In. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ronnie Hall Memorial Fund, 2412 N. 800 W., Warsaw, Indiana 46580.

Isom Tuttle

Age, 61, of Garrett, Ky., died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on March 22, 1940, at Knott County, Ky., he was the son of the late Jay Tuttle and Delzy Chaffins Tuttle. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Salem United Baptist Church in Rome City, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Collins Tuttle. Other survivors include three sons, Micheal Tuttle of Ashley, Ind., Jeffery Tuttle and Jamie Tuttle, both of Garrett, Ky.; two daughters, Shirley Faye Moore of Garrett, Ky., and Angela Rena Ousley of Prestonsburg, Ky.; four brothers, Billy Ray Tuttle and Harvey Tuttle, both of Hudson, Ind., Marvin Tuttle of Stroh, Ind., and Rodney Tuttle of Garrett, Ky.; five sisters, Edna Mae Tuttle of LaGrange, Ind., Nadine Powers of Howell, Ind., Barbara Ann Slone of Rome City, Ind., Cindy McNickle of Stroh, Ind., and Ruby Jean Newsome of Grethel, Ky.; and six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Moore. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 15, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Bethel and Sterlin Bolen, Willie Collins and Billy Ray Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in the Tuttle Family Cemetery, Chaffins Br., Garrett, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Anna O. Elliott Stephens

Anna O. Elliott Stephens passed away from this life at 5:50 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2002 at the Jane Phillips memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Ok. Born on March 18, 1909 at Beaver, KY, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida May Elliott, also of Ky. On November 27, 1932 she married Orville R. Stephens of Maytown, Ky. During her long career she and her husband owned and operated several businesses, including movie theatres, grocery stores and other business enterprises. She retired as a Postmaster of the U.S. Post Office. In addition, she and her husband were members of Masonic organizations, including the White Shrine. For many years, she was one of the trustees and treasurer of the Elliott Chapel, a Methodist mission built by her grandfather in 1902 at Beaver, Ky. Mrs. Stephens was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, where she was active in the Fidelis Sunday school class and the Young at Heart group. She was highly regarded by all that knew her, including recent friends she made during her brief stay at Tallgrass Estates in Bartlesville. Survivors include a son, J. R. Stephens, and wife, Jerry I. Stephens, of Bartlesville, Ok.; a granddaughter, Frances A. Stephens, of Houston, Tx.; and two sisters, Mrs. Zettie Snyder and Mrs. Matilda Kendrick both of Lexington, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, as well as three brothers and five sisters. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Gardenside Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Fellemende officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY, at 2:30 p.m. Visitation is at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland.

Elmo Benton Allen

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, February 8, 2002, following an illness.
Born on April 15, 1931, at Hinton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Oliver and Aretta Buckland Allen. He was a retired Kentucky State Police Trooper, and now a Bailiff for Floyd County Circuit Court, a member of Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Spradlin Allen. Other survivors include two sons, Elmo B. (Cheryl) Allen Jr. and Steven Lee (Teresa) Allen, both of Hinton, W.Va.; two daughters, Nanna (Tim) Fannin of Riceville, Ky., Sue (Greg) Melkowski of Bristol, Tennessee; three brothers, Harry J. Allen, and Oliver Allen, both of Hinton, W. Va., and David Allen of St. Albans, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Harvey and Shirley Mills, both of Hinton, W.Va.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 10, 2002, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Robin L. Newhouse

Age, 51, of Claypool, In., passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne. She was born July 9, 1950, in Floyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Basil and Eva Jean Shepherd Horn. Formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., she was a legal secretary for Roberts Law Firm, Pikeville, Ky., and a member of Faith Fellowship, Sidney. She was a singer-soloist for many churches, and a Sunday school teacher and a youth leader in several churches. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Don (Pam) Horn of Claypool; a brother, Tim Horn of Claypool; three nieces, Jennifer S. Rose and Shandi L. Horn, both of Claypool, and Tiffany Horn of Fort Wayne; a nephew, Jeremy Horn of Pierceton; and a grand-niece, Sarah K. Rose of Claypool. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with the Rev. Mike Manuel officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Homer Nelson Jr.

Age, 59, of Richardson Br., Prestonsburg, died Sunday, February 10th, 2002, following a brief illness. Born on May 8th, 1942, at Blue River, Floyd County, he was the son of Homer Nelson Sr., and Pearlie Jane (Hackworth) Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Elmina Hackworth Nelson. Other survivors include one son, Mike Nelson of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy Amburgey of Garrett, Ky.; three brothers, Walter Nelson, Johnny Wayne Nelson, and Ronnie Dean Nelson, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Eva Adams of North Manchester, Ind., Geneva Whitaker, and Vickie Poe, both Prestonsburg, Ky.; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, February 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Manford Fannin and Denver Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Family Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hazel (Dotson) Arnett

Age, 81, of Frenchburg, Ky., formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002, at the Mary Childs Hospital in Mt. Sterling, Ky., after an illness of two years. She was born January 27, 1921, at Lawton, Ok., a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lee (Wells) Dotson. She worked as a waitress and for the U.S. Shoe Factory and American Standard, in Prestonsburg, Ky., and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was married to Charley Arnett who precedes her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Williams of Means, Ky., Mrs. Bonnie Daly of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Mr. Orville Dotson, Mr. Lewis Dotson, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mable Honeycutt and Mrs. Susie Burchett, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., five grandaughters and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Foundation. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, February 10, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Friday, February 8, 2002

James Winnie “Dee” Caudill

Age, 77, of Auxier, Ky., died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at his residence. Born on September 28, 1924, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Winnie Caudill and Alice Burton Caudill. He was a retired coal miner and Army WWII veteran. He was a member of the Auxier Free Will Baptist Church, a member of D.A.V. Chapter 18, a member of Auxier Volunteer Fire Department, and the East Point Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ada White Caudill. Other survivors include five daughters, Deanna Leslie of Chapmanville, W. V., Mary Reynolds of Glasgow, Ky, Tracey Hedrick, Angel Diddle and Jamie Caudill, all of Auxier, Ky.; one sister, Violet Caudill of Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Caudill and Willis Sparks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Auxier Free Will Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Roger Music officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Ky., under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home and at the church.

Clifford Martin

Age 72, of Baltimore, Maryland, and formerly of Floyd County, passed away on January 24, 2002, after an extended illness. He was born on January 29, 1929, at Bypro, Ky., the son of the late Milt and Ethel Martin. He was a graduate of the Martin High School, and graduated from the Caney Junior College in 1949, (Alice Lloyd College), which was founded in 1923, to provide quality education to children of Appalachia. He attended the University of Kentucky in 1950, and while in the United States Air Force, he attended the J.D., St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. While in the U.S. Air Force, 1950-1953, he attained the level of Staff Sergeant. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953, and to the Kentucky Bar in 1954, and began Law Practice in Prestonsburg, Ky. He moved his family to Maryland in 1955, where he was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1957. He was an Insurance adjustor for Nationwide Insurance Co., and State Farm Insurance Co., 1955-1960. From 1960-2001, he operated a private law practice, (first three years in Reistertown, Md., and later in East Baltimore), general practitioner/trial lawyer with emphasis in criminal law, accident litigation and workers compensation. He was once a partner with Glen Spradlin in the Hazard Gas Co. He was a member of the Dundalk Optimist Club, East Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association. He is survived by one son, Daryll W. Martin of Phoenix, Md.; and two daughters, Maria Isabel Martin and Sandra Maria Martin of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Paulette Beatty of Jupiter, Florida, and Irene Meadows of Monticello, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by one son, Winthrop Blair Martin.At Mr. Martin’s request; a memorial fund was established at his alma mater, Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky. Contributions in his memory can be sent to Alice Lloyd College, 100 Purpose Rd., Pippa Passes, Kentucky 41844, in his name. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.)

Alka Bentley Johnson

Age, 85, of Wheelwright, Ky., died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on March 7, 1916, at Halo, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Cordella Hall Bentley. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Glorida Jena Jones of McDowell, Ky., Alma June Eaton of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Keith Jones, Kelly Stephens, Joey Jones; and three great-grandchildren, Miranda Blackburn, Jeffrey Jones, and Steven Jones. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Isom, John, Alvin McClellan, and two infant brothers; three sisters, Virgie, Maryland and Bessie Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church.

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Celia Jane Burchwell Taylor

Age, 83, of Auxier, Ky., died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born November 18, 1918, in Van Lear, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Burchwell and Sarah Burchwell. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church for 61 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Taylor, who died December 28, 1985. Survivors include four sons, Estill Eugene Taylor of Auxier, Ky., Walter Hobert Taylor and Larry Edmond Taylor, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Darl Taylor of Wabash, Ind.; three daughers, Judy Louise Howell of Louisville, Ky., Brenda Sue Holbrook and Kathy Holbrook, both of Auxier, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Oscar Paul Dean Taylor; two daughters, Patricia Ann Taylor, and Anita Taylor. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Joe Spencer and Rev. Delmon Hayton officiating. Burial will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, Ky., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church. Pallbearers: Mark Holbrook, Rick Taylor, Scott Taylor, Darrin Taylor, Rodney Taylor, Bradley Taylor and Barry Butcher.

Clifton Steele

Age 74, of Harold, Ky., husband of Edith B. Steele, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2002, at his residence. He was born September 8, 1927, in Honaker, Ky., son of the late Jim Steele and Martha Hamilton Steele. He was a retired auditor for Adams Construction Company. He was a teacher at Betsy Layne High School, a principal at Betsy Layne Elementary, graduated from Morehead State University, attended George Peabody College, Nashville, Tn., and served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1948. In addition to his wife, Edith, he is survived by one daughter, Jane Ann Steele Roberts, and son-in-law, Ricky J. Roberts of Harold, Ky.; one brother, Lowell Steele of Pikeville, Ky.; one sister, Lackie O’Brien of Stanville, Ky.; one grandson, Cody Steele Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clinton Steele. Funeral services for Clifton Steele will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ, Betsy Layne, Ky., with Clergyman Tommy Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Steele Family Cemetery, Harold, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

 

Mousie Jane Jarrell Boyd

Age 93, of Dana, Ky., widow of Jim Boyd, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born April 1, 1908, in Dana, Ky., the daughter of the late John B. Conn and Huldie Howell Boyd. She was homemaker and a charter member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, Ky. Survivors include one daughter, Myrtle Marian Hartley of Tampa, Fl.; one brother, Earnest Boyd of Dana, Ky.; three sisters, Nancy Wojtowicz of Warren, Mi., Rosa Owens of Hindman, Ky., and Virginia “Jennie” Jarrell of Banner, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandcihldren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John B. Jarrell; three sisters, Hazel Boyd, Ada Wilson and Birdie Jarrell. Funeral services for Mousie Jane Jarrell Boyd were conducted Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Larry LaBrana, Roger Jarrell, John Jarrell, Larry Boyd, Bruce LaFrane, and Art Harms.

Alex Prater

Age 78, of Left Fork of Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Saturday, February 2, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on June 12, 1923, at Brainard, Ky., he was the son of the late Riley Prater and Margaret Kilgore Prater. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A., as well as a member of the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Velvia Watkins Prater; three sons, James Prater, Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., Amos Prater, Right Fork Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Manis Prater, Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky.; four daughters, Ellavene Prater, Jolene Morgan, and Janice Prater, all of Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Christine Bingham, of Litt Creek, Ky.; one brother, Charlie Prater, of Salyersville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Prater, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one step-sister, Bessie Compton, of Spurlock, Prestonsburg, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-brother, Richard England; three sisters, Truly Prater, Mandy Jane Prater, and Birdie Prater; and one step-sister, Goldie Miller. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Elders Reuben Lycans, Wallace Calhoun, and Chester Adkins officiating. Burial was at the Prater Family Cemetery, Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Delta Watson

Age, 78, of Pippa Passes, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2002, at Hazard, following an extended illness. She was born October 5, 1923, at Pippa Passes, the second daughter of the late Noah Watson and Victoria Slone Watson. Throughout her life, Delta worked as a homemaker and caretaker of others. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Hobert Watson, of Pippa Passes. She has one living sister, Velva Hall, of Prestonsburg; and three brothers, Hassel Watson and Frank Watson, of Pippa Passes; and Harvey Watson, of Martin. Burial was at the Noah and Victoria Watson Cemetery, Pippa Passes, January 23, 2002.

Dickie Ron Hall

Age 26, of Dwale, Ky., died Thursday, January 31, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on February 24, 1974, at Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Burley Hall, of Dwale, Ky., and Gladys Jarrell Hall, of Endicott, Ky. He was disabled. In addtition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Lisa Hall, of Dwale, Ky.; grandparents, Dick Mosley, of Dwale, Ky., Ed Hall and Gertrude Hamilton Hall, of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Patsy Burchett Jarrell, of Buffalo, Ky. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bossie Hamilton Mosley, and his grandfather, Chester (T.Y.) Jarrell. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Woody Crum and others officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Family Cemetery, David, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Clyde Mosley

Age, 89, of Weeksbury, Ky., died Monday, February 4, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on October 20, 1912, in Pike County, Ky., he was the son of the late Charles Wesley and Mevina Newsome Mosley. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Church of Christ at Weeskbury, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Estelle Johnson Mosley. Other survivors include three sons, Gordon Ray Mosley of Germantown, Ohio. Gene Holland Mosley of Winchester, Ky., and Charles Wesley Mosley of Wilmington, Ohio; five daughters, Glenda Leigh Hamby of Wheelwright, Ky., Judith Ann Mullins of Kite, Ky., Yvonne Blevins of Weeksbury, Ky., Sharon Kaye Mullins of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Alice Faye Dillion of Mt. Vernon, Il.; 18 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Valis Mosley, and Kinnel Lee Mosley; and one grandchild Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, Ky., with A.E. Hurley officiating. Nightly services were conducted by Louie Ferrari and Michael Hall. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Monday, February 4, 2002

Bonnie Faye Goble

Age 42, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, following a sudden illness. Born January 7, 1960, at Maysville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Irene Whitt Newell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Billy G. Goble; one daughter, Lora Faye Goble, Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother, James Newell, Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Brenda Hall, Honaker, Ky., and Bertha Hall, Betsy Layne, Ky.; and her step-mother, Eva Howell Newell, Harold, Ky. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, February 2, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Goble-Ousley Cemetery, Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, February 1, 2002

Arnold Combs

Age, 80, of Topmost, Ky., died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on July 24, 1921, in Raven, Ky., he was the son of the late Mont Combs and Canzella Hall Combs. He was a retired carpenter, a co-founder and past captain of the Knott County Rescue Squad for 17 years, and was inducted into the Knott County Hall of Fame in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Martin Combs. Other survivors include one son, Marvin Combs of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Barbara Centers of Topmost, Ky., and Wanda Hall of Kite, Ky.; four brothers, Herschell Combs and Clifford Combs, both of Topmost, Ky., Russell Combs of Lexington, Ky., and Norman L. Combs of Toledo, Ohio,; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild; three step brothers, Eddie Hopkins, of Prestonsburg, Ky., Carson Hopkins, of Charleston, S.C., and Lowell Hopkins, of Grayson, Ky.; and his step-mother, Luna Jones Combs, of Prestonsburg, Ky. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Combs; one step-sister, Yvonne Schuster; and one brother, Normal Combs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 18, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Topmost, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Elder Alex Hall

Age 85, of Galveston, Ky., husband of Liddie Hall, passed away Monday, January 28, 2002, at the Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Ky., following an extended illness. He was born January 6, 1917, in Pike County, Ky., the son of the late Noah Hall and Mary Alice Hamilton Hall. He was a retired coal miner and Regular Baptist minister. He was a member of the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church, having been baptised September 1, 1979. He was a past moderator and honorary moderator of the church, and a member of the UMWA. In addition to his wife, Liddie, he is survived by one son, Alex Hall Jr., of Belleville, New Jersey; two daughters, Betty Sue Moore of Grethel, Ky., and Sarah Hall Jones, of Bypro, Ky.; two brothers, Ermal Hall and Pat Hall, both of Virgie, Ky.; one sister, Rosie Morrow of Galveston, Ky.; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Elder Alex Hall will be conducted Friday, February 1, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., at the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church, Galveston, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Robert Hall Cemetery, Galveston, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.