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February Obits 2006

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Betty F. Bentley

Age, 80, of Langley, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at her residence. Born May 22, 1925, in Terre Haute, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late David and Pearl Davis Sayre. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Maytown United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, John P. Bentley. Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: John P. Bentley Jr., and his wife, Myrtle, of Langley, and David D. Bentley and his wife, Carol, of Palmyra, Indiana; daughters: Nyoka Robinson of Palmyra, Indiana, and Julia Bormes and her husband Chris, of Langley; one brother, Charles Sayre of Louisville; 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Everett Sayre, John Sayre, Paul Sayre and David Sayre; two sisters: Mary Cain and Prudence Muenchenhagen; and a son-in-law, Woodrow Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 11, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tony McCutchen officiating. Burial was in the Bentley Family Cemetery, Dock Allen Branch, in Langley. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Anna Blackburn

Age, 80, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Friday, February 10, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born January 7, 1926, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sonny and Stella Salyer Blevins. She was a homemaker and a member of Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Blackburn. Other survivors include two sons: James Ermond Blackburn of Prestonsburg, and Jerry Elwood Blackburn of Roann, Indiana; three daughters: Linda Ann Griffey of East Point, Debra Watkins of Wabash, Indiana, and Vanessa Jarvis of Blue River; one brother, Walter Blevins of West Van Lear; two sisters: Alice Pitts of Kingsington, Ohio, and Mabel Pitts of Salineville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Blackburn Jr.; one brother, Leslie Blevins; and two sisters: Virgie Colvin and Alta Roberts. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Campbell and Hobert Meek officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Olgia Short Bolen

Age 62, of Bolen Branch, Garrett, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006, at her home. Born in Knott County, on May 27, 1943, she was the daughter of Fulton Short and Merthie Thornsbury Short. She was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Shirley Bolen; and brothers: Bobby James Short and Dennis Short. She is survived by her mother, Merthie Short. Other survivors include four sisters: Alvanel Coburn, Vonda Jewel Martin, Anna Faye Slone, and Bonnie Sue Ramey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Manns officiating. Burial followed in the Ramey-Short Cemetery, at Garrett. Arrangements were handled by Hindman Funeral Services, Inc., of Hindman.

Cheryl Ann Bradford

Age, 48, of Weeksbury, died Monday, February 6, 2006, at her residence. Born November 3, 1957, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Alberta Goins Woods of Weeksbury, and the late Walter Woods. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro. She is survived by her husband, John Bradford. In addition to her mother and husband, survivors include: a daughter, Heather Woods Long of Weeksbury; a step-son, Jonathan Bradford of Ivel; three brothers: Clark Polly of Wichita, Kansas, James Woods of Paintsville, and Harold Woods of Bevinsville; and three sisters: Mary Meade of Deane, Ruby Rose of Greenville, South Carolina, and Connie Patton of Charlie. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 9, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Family Cemetery, in Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Eddie Ray Dalton

Age, 29, of Wayland, died Sunday, January 29, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born February 18, 1976, in McDowell, he was the son of John and Georgia Shannon Patton Dalton of Wayland. He was a coal truck driver for Jacobs Construction. Survivors include one son, Dylan Ray Dalton of Garrett; one daughter, Emily Morgan Dalton of Wayland; two brothers: Jeff Dalton of Wayland, Johnthan Dalton of Oil Springs; five sisters: Terri Howell, Matista Conley, Bonita Griffith, and Matilda Dalton, all of Wayland, and Melissa Bentley of Garrett; two nieces and five nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 1, at 1 p.m., a the Zion Deliverance Church, in Wayland, with Clabe Mosley officiating. Burial was in the Dalton Family Cemetery, in Wayland, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Winston “Sonny” Ford

Age, 71 years of age, passed away February 18, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born January 14, 1935, in Pikeville, the son of the late William Winston Ford, Sarah Virginia Compton Ford, and step-mother, Vera Vinson Ford. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Makinly Chase Allen. Sonny is survived by his wife, Carolyn Leslie Wright Ford; two daughters: Leslie Ford Howell and husband, Tommy, of Prestonsburg, and Kelli Ford Allen and husband, Stephen, of Senoia, Georgia; and one son, Winston “Winn” Ford III, of Prestonsburg. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Jenna Fannin Platt and husband, Brandon, Mikeal Ford Fannin, Taber Allen and Kison Allen. Mr. Ford graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 1953. He attended Eastern Kentucky State College and Pikeville College. Sonny operated the Winston Ford Company, which specialized in highway contracting for 25 years. He was a foreman with the Elmo Greer and Sons Co., in London. His latest employment was with Mike Branham at M & D Pipeline, Inc. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Prestonsburg, where he served as a deacon. Among other activities he was a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, in Prestonsburg, for 40 years. He was a Shriner with the Oleika Temple in Lexington; was a member of the State Development Council in Frankfort; a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels; and served six terms as a member of the Prestonsburg City Council. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 22, at noon, at the First Presbyterian Church in Prestonsburg. Visitation was from 3-9 p.m., Tuesday, at Carter Funeral Home, with a Masonic service being held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Porter Cemetery. The family has requested contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1430 S. Lake Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653, or to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Betty Ruth Garrett

Age 54, of Martin, Ky., wife of Ellis Paul Garrett, passed away Thursday, February 09, 2006 at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky. She was born May 15, 1951 in Johnson County, Ky., the daughter of the late Elza Webb and Rachel Smith Webb. Mrs. Garrett was a homemaker and a member of Betsy Layne Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Ellis, two sons, Ellis Paul Garrett, Jr., and Mark Anthony Garrett both of Martin, Ky., one daughter, Regina Sue Carroll & her husband Walt Carroll, Martin, Ky., four brothers, Roger Webb,Sparta, Tn., David Webb, Pigeon Forge, Tn., Jim Webb, Cleveland, Oh., Frankie Webb, Prestonsburg, Ky., five sisters, Virgie Daniels, Sparta, Tn., Roberta Jett, Springfield, Oh., Virginia Osborne, Auxier, Ky., Cora Greathouse, Auxier, Ky., Cynthia Vickory, Van Lear, Ky., three grandchildren, Toni Carroll, Lavonna Carroll, and Betty Carroll, and special nieces, Andrea Osborne, Karissa Osborne, Savannah Osborne and Kerstin Osborne. Funeral services for Betty Ruth Garrett will be conducted Sunday, February 12, 2006, at 11:00 a.,m., at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Judy Caudill and Sam Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Friday at Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Walt Carroll, Roger Webb, David Webb, Jim Webb, Frankie Webb, Gary Garrett, Amos Smith, Greg Jarvis, Erwin Orsborne, William Daniels, Billy Joe Osborne, Randy Dotson, Timothy Garrett, Douglas Osborne, Cody Boyd, Kyly Garrett, Jeremy Pinson, Micky Boyd, Todd Ward, Merlin Osborne, Jimmy Boyd, Andrew Garrett and Donald Garrett.

Mable Hall Goble

Age, 94, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, February 16, 2006, at her residence. Born February 15, 1912, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hall. She was a cook for Mountain Manor Health Care, in Prestonsburg, and a member of the Trinity Chapel Church in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Goble. Survivors include one son, James M. Goble of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Emma Lou Gray and Billie Jean Harris, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Kennis Hall, of Banner; one sister, Susan Frazier of Banner; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Joan Conley and Betty Sue Hunter; three brothers: John G. Hall, Robert L. Hall, and Bruce Alvin Hall; and one sister, Marlene Penix. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Joe Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, is at the funeral home.

Opal Hale

Age, 92, of Ashland, died Sunday, February 19, 2006, at Woodlawn Oaks Nursing Home, in Ashland. Born August 29, 1913, in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Bud and Bertha Fitch Cook. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Ironville Enterprise Baptist Church, in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hale. Survivors include three nephews: Paul Conn of Ashland, Kenneth Conn of Flatwoods, and Larry Conn of Columbus, Ohio; and four nieces: Rose Halley of Ashland, Goldie Spaulding and Betty Barker, both of Greenup, and Faye Dale of Carter City. In addition to his parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Cook; and a sister, Lucille Conn; and a nephew, Virgil Conn. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 21, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Steven Halley officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery, in Manton, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, was at the funeral home.

Vivian Hale

Age 94, of Prestonsburg, passed away, following a brief illness, on February 13, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born February 6, 1912, in Alliance, the daughter of the late John N. and Viola Stephens Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor N. Hale; five brothers: Perry, Bill, Ralph, Tom and Roy of Stamping Ground, and four sisters: Belva of Lexington, Verle of Stamping Ground, Sallie Mae Allen of Nicholasville, and Margaret of Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara J. Letton and husband, George, of Kettering, Ohio, and granddaughter, Laura L. Byington and husband, Steven of Oakwood, Ohio; two brothers: Alex Hamilton of Frankfort, and Don Hamilton of Kirkland, Washington; and many nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends. Vivian was involved with a variety of activities over her long life. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper for family business interests, and an antique dealer. She had a strong love for art, and developed into an accomplished artist. She was involved with researching family genealogy, served as Chapter Regent of Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a member of Colonial Dames. Vivian was a life member of the Prestonsburg Woman's Club. At the time of her death, she had the longest tenure of membership of any current member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, on Wednesday, February 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 16, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral services at the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 256 South Arnold Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.

Rosetta Hall

Age, 89, of Topmost, died Sunday, February 19, 2006, at her residence. Born November 15, 1916, in Dry Creek, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Jane Hall Caudill. She was a homemaker; and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Hall. Survivors include three sons: Maurice Ray Hall and Randall Hall, both of Topmost, and Tony Hall of Rose City, Michigan; two daughters: Peggy Allen of Westland, Michigan, and Pamela Justice of Langley; a sister, Tania Osborne of Dry Creek; 20 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Hall; a brother, McKinnley (Buster) Caudill; two sisters: Hester Stambaugh and Vinetta Hall; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Hall Cemetery, at Dry Creek, in Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Foster Johnson

Age 67, of Teaberry, husband of the late Wonda Lou Johnson, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1939, in Virgie, the son of the late Smith Johnson and Doshie Taylor. He was a disabled coal miner, attended the Old Regular Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include a brother, James (Sharon) Taylor, of Mayking; a sister-in-law, Linda (Junior) Stratton; and a brother-in-law, Clayton (Dacie) Blankenship. Funeral services for Foster Johnson will be conducted Wednesday, February 22, at noon, at Hall Funeral Home chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Newsome Cemetery, in Craynor, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the Funeral Home

Talt Johnson

Age, 89, of Bevinsville, died Monday, February 13, 2006, at his residence. Born December 25, 1916, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Steve and Diane Hall Johnson. He was a retired coal miner and a member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899. He is survived by his wife, Olive Kiser Johnson. Other survivors include four sons: Benjamin (Janice) Johnson of Welcome, North Carolina, Donald (Gleda) Johnson of Printer, Ronnie L. (Colleen) Johnson of Melvin, and Roger (Brenda) Johnson of Bevinsville; a daughter, Wilma Lee (Chuck) McKay of Lexington, North Carolina; three sisters: Eva (Good) Lacey of Plymouth, Ohio, and Connie Mullins and Eliza Johnson, both of Melvin; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two step-sons: Joseph (Marie) Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida, and Avery Johnson of Bevinsville; five step-daughters: Patricia (Ira) Potter of Langley, Eunice (Dave) Warren and Abby New, both of Corbin, Freda (Dean) Counts of Michigan, and Mavis (Reggie) Caudill of Hi Hat; 16 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arnie Hall Johnson. In addition to his parents, and first wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; three brothers: Edgel Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, and Crit Johnson; four sisters: Dora Johnson, Minnie Johnson, Cora Huffman, and Dinah King; a son-in-law, Charles (Chuck) McKay; and a step-son, Layne Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 16, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Monroe Hall Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.

Evelyn Grace Lowe

Age, 80, of Greencastle, Indiana, formerly of Banner, died Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at the Mill Pond Health Center in Greencastle, Indiana. Born September 9, 1925, in Banner, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Crisp Hamilton. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Victor Lowe. Other survivors include three sons: Larrie Lowe (Jackie) of Fortville, Indiana, Gary Lee Lowe (Sherry) of Greencastle, Indiana, and Terry Dean Lowe (Barbara) of Mooresville, Indiana; a daughter, Annette Bradley (Vernie) of Banner; two brothers: Thomas Hamilton Jr., of Banner, and Harry Hamilton of Indianapolis, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers: Odas Hamilton, Dick Hamilton, Carl Gene Hamilton, Bill Hamilton, Calvin Reece Hamilton, and Oscar Hamilton; and four sisters: Susan Akers, Hazel Renfro, Daisy Hamilton, and Olive Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 4, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Lowe Cemetery, (Gunnells Branch), in Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Shirley Roger Martin

Age 75 of Hazard, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2006. He was born on June 25, 1931, in Wayland, the son of the late Walter Scott and Ellen Cox Martin. He was a retired merchant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Cissy” Gorman Martin. Surviving are two daughters: Susan Martin Brotherton of Hazard, and Margaret Ellen Martin Shoemaker of Georgetown; one brother, George Palmer Martin of Hazard; one sister, Virgina Pack of New York; two grandchildren: Rebecca Jo Brotherton and David Scott Shoemaker, and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 14, at 2:00 p.m., in the Wayland United Methodist Church, with Rev. Warren Toler officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery in Wayland, under the direction of Maggard's Mt. View Funeral Home in Hazard.

Jackie Merle Moore

Age, 59, of McDowell, died Sunday, February 12, 2006, at his residence. Born August 6, 1946, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Garfield (Curly) and Eva Newsome Moore. He was a disabled pharmacy assistant for McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell. Survivors include three brothers: Donnie Moore of Willard, Ohio, Jerry Moore and Ricky Moore, both of McDowell; five sisters: Patty Ruth Meade, Marsha Robinson, and Deborah Hopkins, all of McDowell, Sharon Martin of Dema, and Judy Walters of Winchester; and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Ann Case. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 15, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Morgan Hall Cemetery, Bill Hall Branch, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Barry Douglas Mosley

Age, 47, of Melvin, died Saturday, February 18, 2006, at the Hazard Medical Center. Born July 3, 1958, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Chester and Ruth Sherman Mosley. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Hensley Mosley. Other survivors include a son, Adam Joseph Mosley of Melvin; a brother, Larry Mosley; and three sisters: Myrna Williams of Prestonsburg, Greta Hernandez of Versailles, and Marilyn Tackett of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 22, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was Monday, February 20, at 6 p.m., at the church-with nightly services beginning at 7 p.m.

Jack Mynhier

Age 78, of Prestonsburg, husband of Viola Baldridge Mynhier, passed away Friday, February 10, 2006, at his residence. He was born December 21, 1927, at Ashland, the son of the late Fred Mynhier and Hesta Kelly Mynhier. He was a retired auto parts salesman. Survivors include his wife Viola; two daughters, Lynn Penick of Louisville, and Judy Phillips of Hardinsburg, Indiana; a brother, Walter Mynhier of Martin; a sister, Ann Osborne of Orange Park, Florida; five grandchildren: Richard Hunter Penick, Leigh Courtenay Penick, Brigid Leigh Phillips, Rowan Shea Phillips, and Heron Mead Phillips, and two great grandchildren: Travis Hudson and Kelsey Penick. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Raymond Mynhier and Billy Mynhier; three sisters, Pauline Waley, Betty Carter, and Mary Wolverton. Funeral services for Jack Mynhier were conducted Monday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Richard Green officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

LaDonna Rose May Patton

Age 48, of Martin, wife of Robert Roy Patton, passed away Friday, February 17, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born August 2, 1957, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of Merle M. May and Clara Deanna Merritt May of Martin. LaDonna was Family Resource Director at Allen Central Middle School, and was a member of Graceway United Methodist Church, in Langley. In addition to her husband, Robert, and her parents, she is survived by two sons: Rory Demetrius (Karen) Patton of Pikeville, and Robert Alexander Patton of Martin; two sisters: Leslie Ann (Calvin) Sizemore, and Joyce May (Terry) Sizemore of Martin; one granddaughter, Reece Kathryn Patton; grandfather, Dean R. Merritt of Emma; four nieces: Stephanie Kute, Shannon Sizemore, Ashton Sizemore, and Kateland McDonald; six nephews: Brandon Sizemore, Dane Sizemore, Jeff Patton, Steve Patton, Nicholas McDonald, and Conner Kute. Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Wilma Agnes Leslie Merritt, and her father and mother-in-law, Nazareth and Love Patton. Funeral services for LaDonna Patton were conducted Sunday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Patton and Turner Cemetery, in Eastern, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Danny Sizemore, Terry Sizemore, Calvin Sizemore, Dane Sizemore, Brandon Sizemore, Patrick Martin, Todd Howard, Phillip Kute, Jason Slone, and Jarrad Hagans.

Maxie P. Patton

Age 84, of Eastern, widow of Floyd Patton, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. She was born June 3, 1921, in Hueysville, the daughter of the late Rhodes Prater and Lourania Ousley Prater. She was a homemaker and a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church since 1950. She also attended the Salt Lick Community Church, in Hueysville. She loved going to church and to the auction with her friends. Survivors include three sons: Rhodes Lee Patton and James Earl Patton, both of Martin, and Lawrence Patton of Eastern; two daughters: Mary Allen of Eastern, and Charlene Ratliff of Hueysville; six grandchildren: Shena Ratliff, Chalmer Allen, Stephen Patton, Ronald Patton, Angelina Hall, and Rebecca Collins; six great grandchildren: Destiny Hall, Aaron Hall, Devin DeWitt, Johnny Collins, Wesley Collins, and Dillion Collins; one son-in-law, Dolvin Ratliff; two daughters-in-law: Nancy Patton and Sheila Patton; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Funeral Services for Maxie P. Patton were conducted Tuesday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Carlos Beverly and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Prater Cemetery, at Prater Fork, in Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home.

Geraldine Scott Rench

Age 67, of Sherwood, Michigan, formerly of Garrett, widow of Richard E. Rench, passed away Monday, Februaty 30, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born October 13, 1938, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Ewing Scott and Sally Hicks Scott. She was a retired secretary, formerly employed by Clark Equipment, and was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church, of Albion, Michigan. Survivors include a son, Michael John Rench of Sherwood, Michigan; three brothers: Wincell Scott of Wolverine, Michigan, Bruce Scott of Garrett, and Burl Scott of Martin; three sisters: Vivian Vanderpool of Garrett, Carol Castle of Lowmansville, and Vicki Crow of Flat Gap; four grandchildren: Melissa Ann Musser, Michael John Rench Jr., Corey Rench, and Bradley Rench; and a great-grandchild, Blaize Koehneke. Funeral services for Geraldine Scott Rench will be conducted Saturday, February 25, at 1 p.m., at Richard Henry Funeral Home, Battle Creek, Michigan, with Clergyman Earl Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Michigan. Local arrangements are under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, is from 2 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, at Hall Funeral Home, and from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, at Richard Henry Funeral Home, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Hazel Jones Sexton

Age, 90 McDowell, wife of the late Hillard Sexton, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born July 17, 1915, in Pocahontas, Virginia, the daughter of the late Joel Jones and Effie Norris Jones. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, McDowell, and a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters: Mary Louise Newell, of Coshocton, Ohio, and Ruth Janice Little of McDowell; one brother, Billy L. (Pauline) Jones of Kingston, Tennessee; a half sister, Cleo Abernathy of Charolette, North Carolina; two grandchildren: Alan (Beckie) Little and Diana Little; and two great grandchildren: Leslie Little and Paula Little. Funeral services for Hazel Jones Sexton were conducted Friday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home Visitation was at the funeral home.

Melba Prater Sexton

Age 80 of Hueysville, passed from this life on Thursday evening, February 2, 2006, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 3, 1926, in Hueysville, the daughter of the late Corbet and Carrie Ratliff Sexton. She was a retired school teacher in the Floyd County School System, having taught at Garrett Elementary, Salyers Branch School, and taught night classes at Bosco School for adults. She attended Alice Lloyd College and Pikeville College, and was a member of the Salt Lick Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbet and Carrie Prater; her husband Willis Sexton; and two brothers, James C. Prater and Fair Prater. Surviving are one son, Walter Willis (Melisa) Sexton of Dema; three daugthers: Patricia (Danny) Slone, and Roberta (Donald) Adkins, both of Richmond, and Alberta (Julian Jr.) Deaton of Hueysville; three brothers: Nelson Prater and Paul Prater, both of Hueysville, and Corbet Prater ,Jr., of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Thelma House of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Ilean Meador of Richmond; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 6, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial was in the Duff & Sexton Cemetery at Hueysville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Jarrid Deaton, Shawn Sexton, Bryan Hale, Mike White, Casey Baker, and Jason Gearheart

Virgil (Pud) Slone

Age, 71, of Pikeville, formerly of Lorain, Ohio, died Saturday, February 18, 2006, in the Pikeville Medical Center. Born March 18, 1934, in Pippa Passes, he was the son of the late Mitchell Slone and the late Nannie Short Slone Bentley. He was a retired steel worker for U.S. Steel. Survivors include a son, Timothy Slone (Kathy) of Neon; four daughters: Ruby Slone (Johnny) of Topmost, Letty Slone of Lorain, Ohio, Anna Prater of Topmost, and Nina Lucas (Doug) of Pikeville, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Sid Bentley; two sisters: Imalee Hall and Eddis Slone; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 21, at 1 p.m., at the Topmost Baptist Church, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, at Dry Creek, in Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Vida Collins Stumbo

Age, 101 years old, died at the McDowell Hospital on Saturday, February 18, 2006. She was the wife of the late George Dewey “Hob” Stumbo, a combat veteran of World War I. She was born in McDowell, on November 29, 1904, the daughter of the late Tilden and Fannie Hall Collins. Her father, Tilden Collins, was a former superintendent of Floyd County Schools in 1918. As an educator, her teaching career expanded over a period of 17 years at the Drift and McDowell Elementary Schools. She retired as postmaster from the Minnie, Kentucky, postoffice after 21 years of service. She was a devout servant of the Lord, and a long-time member of the McDowell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Dewey Gilbert Stumbo of Warsaw, Indiana; two grandsons: Dean Stumbo and Steven Ray Stumbo; two sisters: Gilva Spurlin and Alma Collins; and two brothers: Adrian and Ray Collins. Survivors are her children: Collis H. Stumbo of Bowling Green, Oneida Hall of Bellevue, Michigan, and Tilden Ray Stumbo of Lexington; grandchildren: Scott Allen Stumbo of Simpsonville, David Adam Stumbo and Matthew Collis Stumbo, both of Bowling Green, Rodney E. Hall and Randy Hall, both of Grass Lake, Michigan, Derlyze Brietner of Richmond, Timothy Stumbo of Wabash, Indiana, Tilden Ray Stumbo Jr., of Port Allen, Louisiana, Barry Alan Stumbo of Lexington, Lisa Fowler of Ocala, Florida, and Dale Stumbo of Franklin, Tennessee; 22 great-grandchildren: Allie Elizabeth, Hannah Catherine, Jordan Matthew, Cody Ryan, Morgan Paige, Madison Blair, Zachary George, Ashley, Elycia, Casey Glenn, Ian, Seth, Jeremy, Mindy Sue, Daniel Mack, Janella Rae, Brandon, Erika Jo, Taylor Rae, Erin Dean, Dean DeMoss, and Dewey Chase. She had one great-great-grandchild, Kalie Jo. Visitation for Vida Collins Stumbo was Monday, February 20, from 5 until 10 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 21, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, with Rev. Harry Hargis, former pastor of the McDowell Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Stumbo Cemetery, in Minnie. Pallbearers: Tim Stumbo, Barry Stumbo, Dale Stumbo, Matt Stumbo, David Stumbo, Rodney Hall, Ray Stumbo and Randy Hall.

Belle V. Sturgill

Was born February 13, 1923, in Harold. She passed away peacefully Friday, February 17, 2006, at Riverview Health Care Center, in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Sturgill was the daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Sturgill of Harold. She was the proprietress of the Brown Motor Court, on Arnold Avenue, from 1958 to 1982. She is survived by her two daughters: Carla Sturgill Burchett of Prestonsburg, and Sue Sturgill Holmes of Clermont, Florida; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Following cremation, a grave site memorial service will be held April 30. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Red Cross. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Lillian F. Sturgill

Age 84, of Harold, passed away, on Thursday, February 16, 2006, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born September 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Louise Howell Ferrell. She was a retired U.S. Postmaster having worked for 26 years in the Harold Post Office. She was a school teacher at Harold for five years. She graduated from Betsy Layne High School in 1941, and graduated from Pikeville College, in 1950. She was a member of the Harold Church of Christ. She is survived by three sons: Ollie Edwin Lowe Jr., of Florida, Glenn Sturgill of Lorain, Ohio, and Vernon Dale Sturgill, of Harold; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Cecil Sturgill; two brothers: Vanidan Ferrell and James Franklin Ferrell; and one sister, Mary Wagner. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 19, at 1 p.m., in the Harold Church of Christ, with Brian Meade officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and prior to services on Sunday. Pallbearers: Dale Conn, Jim Clark, Brian Watkins, Ed Walters, Kenneth Sturgill, and Alex Camacho.

Brenda Lee Thornsbury

Age, 63, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, February 6, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care in Prestonsburg. Born September 18, 1942, in Auxier, she was the daughter of Freeda Garrett Wells of Prestonsburg, and the late Ernest Lee Wells. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lancer Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ralph (Hack) Thornsbury. Other survivors include a daughter, Anita Louise Thornsbury of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Dr. Raymond Wells and Dr. Gregory Wells, both of Inez; a sister, Helen Wells Wright of Prestonsburg; and four nieces: Courtney Copley, Sabrina Lohman, Jennifer Montgomery and Audri Wells. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Ford-Setser Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ralph (Hack) Thornsbury

Age, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, February 20, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 23, 1934, at Calf Creek, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Morris and Mary Garrett Thornsbury. He was a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Lee Wells Thornsbury. Survivors include one daughter, Anita Louise Thornsbury of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Gary Thornsbury, and Everett Thornsbury, both of Warsaw, Indiana; three sisters: Myrtle Jo Potter of Prestonsburg, Ida Rose Ross of East Point, and Hester Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Russell, Jimmy, and George Thornsbury; and a sister, Lillian Blackburn. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 23, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Ford-Setser Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Marie Rowe Waddle

Age 81 of Weber City, Virginia, formerly of Knott County, passed away on February 13, 2006, in the Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee, following an extended illness. She was born February 16, 1924, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Frona Rowe. She previosuly resided in Wise County, Virginia, before moving to Weber City, Virginia. She was a retired sales clerk with Cas Walkers Grocery Store in Appalachia, Virginia, and salvage broker in Weber City, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Waddle; her parents, Charlie and Frona Rowe; brother, William Russell Rowe; and an infant sister, Patricia Rose. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Miles of Johnson City, Tennessee; two Sons: Danny Waddle and wife Andrea, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, and James Darrell Waddle of Weber City, Virginia; a sister, Colleen Hall of Wheelwright; four grandchildren: Christi Miles-Poole and husband, Donald of Hollywood, California, Luke Waddle and wife, Jennie of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, AZ3 Skye A. Waddle, USA Navy, in Norfolk, Virginia, and Josie Waddle of Weber City, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Harley Waddle of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, Holli Schnicke and husband, Richard of Knoxville, Tennessee; three step-grandchildren: Summer, Lauren, and Myranda. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m., in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Waddles and Hall Cemetery in Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home in Martin. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to their mother's care givers: D'lynn Lawson, MEOC, and Barbara, Pam and Kim, Amedisys Health Care Service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Sylvia Crager Warrix

Age 84, of Hueysville, the widow of Clyde Warrix, departed this life on Sunday morning, February 12, 2006, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born in Floyd County on June 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Kendall and Dovie Shepherd Crager. She was a homemaker and a member of the Stonecoal Regular Baptist Church in Garrett. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sons: William and Dayton Warrix; one grandchild, Vanessa Bilyeau, and one great-grandchild, Jennifer Warrix. She married Clyde Warrix on March 1, 1939. Surviving children from this union are two sons: Johnny Warrix of Hueysville, and Bobby Warrix of Wayland; ten Daughters: Betty Ousley of Branford, Florida, Barbara Schimdt of West Milton, Ohio, Bonnie Vanderpool of Hueysville, Margie Reed of Hippo, Velma Shepherd of Prestonsburg, Audrey Whitaker and Kathy Neeley, both of Waterloo, Indiana, Clydia Heintzelman of Hueysville, and Shirley Boyd and Kim Slone, both of Hueysville; one Brother, Ralph Crager of Hueysville; two sisters: Alice Ousley of Willard, Ohio, and Gracie of Indiana, 31 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held Wednesday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Lee Combs, Jerry Manns, and Chester Ray Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Warrix Family Cemetery at Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.